Stargate SG-1

Season 2 Episode 9

Secrets

5
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Aug 21, 1998 on Syfy
8.7
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Jackson and Teal'c travel back to Abydos to fulfill a promise he made to Shau're's father Kasuf. When they arrive, Daniel learns that his wife, whom he hasn't seen since she was taken by the Goa'uld, is nine months pregnant. The father is Apophis, who plans to use the baby as his new host.moreless

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  • Birth Control

    9.0
    The first thing I thought is that if pregnancy makes the Goa'uld "demon" sleep then birth control pills could be just the thing to suppress the parasite. I liked the animation on the eagle head armor as Teal'c reveals himself. One thing I like about Stargate is that it reveals the cosmology, fiction and rules at a decent pace. It's like discovering this universe in each episode.
  • what a storyline screwup

    1.0
    Were we suppose to believe that Daniel was so emotional he forgot that thors hammer was just fixed. I don't buy it that would have been the first thing on his mind. You don't meet a race like the asgards and just forget shortly after. This is my favorite show I have the whole collection but they really screwed up here I can't even stand to watch this episode anymore.
  • Maybe out of sequence?

    8.0
    Good episode, but the whole time I was watching I was thinking, "OK, now take her to Thor's Hammer". At the end of the episode I was just disappointed. I will just have to pretend I watched this episode before I watched "Thor's Chariot".
  • I say "Out of Character" because it's the closest I can get to "EPIC CONTINUITY FAIL;" the characters are not supposed to be as flagrantly obtuse as they are in this episode.moreless

    1.0
    The episode, taken by itself, isn't bad; the problem with it is that it takes place three episodes after "Thor's Chariot," in which SG-1 made contact with the Asgard on Cimmeria, and at the end of which the Asgard restored the functionality of Thor's Hammer -- the weapon which will destroy any Goa'uld parasite passing through it's energy field, while leaving the human host of a mature Goa'uld (as opposed to the Jaffa host of an immature one, who cannot live without the symbiote) intact, their original memories and personality restored. (Don't get me started on the short-sighted stupidity of SG-1 disabling the hammer in the first place, when all they needed to do was nip back to the SGC for some digging equipment and tunnel past it to let Teal'c out of the cave, then wall it up again to keep any other Jaffa or Goa'uld from escaping the trap.) So why in the nine circles of Dante's Inferno didn't Daniel whisk Shau're through the Stargate to Cimmeria to be freed of her parasite the moment he found her on Abydos?!?!? It's as if the screenwriter for the episode wasn't aware that the Hammer exists and is functional once again, so both Daniel and Teal'c develop an acute case of amnesia on that topic. Stupid, stupid, stupid.moreless
  • HERE LIES THE TRUTH

    9.0
    Jackson discovers that his wife has returned to Abydos, and is nine months pregnant with the son of Apophis. O'Neill must keep the secret of the Stargate program from being uncovered. This episode has the making of a true SG-1 classic. It has action, mystery and some romance between Jackson and his wife. Back on Earth who leaked information about the Stargate program to the reporter? Did he or she tell anyone else of the top secret program? Was General Hammond, or anyone else at the SGC, responsible for the death of the reporter? How might this incident affect Jack's confidence in his superiors? And will Heru'ur hold a vendetta against SG-1? Will Sha're ever be rescued?moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Vaitiare Bandera

Vaitiare Bandera

Shau're/Amaunet

Guest Star

Douglas Arthurs

Douglas Arthurs

Heru'ur

Guest Star

Chris Owens

Chris Owens

Armand Selig

Guest Star

Carmen Argenziano

Carmen Argenziano

Jacob Carter/Sel'mac

Recurring Role

Peter Williams (IV)

Peter Williams (IV)

Apophis

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jack: Um, will you excuse me? We just don't get out of Cheyenne Mountain enough. I'm, gonna grab some air... outside. General, Captain, General... waiter!

    • Sam: I see General Hammond's already doing the rounds.
      (Jack snaps his fingers while speaking)
      Jack: Oh, yeah. He's a player. He knows how to work a room. Punch?

    • Sam: Good thing you remembered the shield's deflection capability's directly proportional to the amount of kinetic energy directed at it.
      Jack: Right...

    • Selig: Look, I've got all I need. I don't need you, but I've got to admit I wanted to meet you anyway. When this breaks, you're going to be a hero.
      Jack: Cool. So what're you going to say about me?

    • Teal'c: Daniel Jackson assures me the Abydonians are a peaceful people.
      Jack: They're a great people, are you kidding? (To Carter) In fact, what do you say you and I blow off this medal ceremony thing and go with the boys?

    • (Jack to an annoying reporter)
      Jack: Alright... if you're gonna go ahead with it, I wanna make sure you get one thing right. It's O'Neill, with 2 L's. There's another Colonel O'Neil with only one L - he has no sense of humor at all.

    • Jack: Somebody explain to me what just happened.
      Teal'c: It is a lengthy tale, O'Neill.
      Jack: 'Long story', Teal'c.

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Finger Snapping
      When Jack snaps his fingers while referring to Hammond's ability to work a room, Jack is imitating Frank Sinatra. Sinatra was famous for--among other things--his ability to work a room and his smooth finger snaps while singing.

    • Amonet:
      She is a goddess whose name means "hidden one". Her shadow, among the primeval gods, is a symbol of protection. She is also known as Amaunet

    • Col. O'Neill: All right... if you're gonna go ahead with it, I wanna make sure you get one thing right. It's O'Neill, with 2 L's. There's another Colonel O'Neil with only one L - he has no sense of humor at all.
      The Colonel O'Neill in the movie Stargate spelled his name with only one L so it looked like, Colonel Jack O'Neil.

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