Stargate SG-1

Season 3 Episode 2


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 02, 1999 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

The Tok'ra believe that the ancient Goa'uld System Lord, Seth, is hiding on Earth posing as a religious leader. SG-1 and the Tok'ra Selmak must find him without falling victim to his brainwashing powers.

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  • Jaffa Joke

    "Jaffa Joke? lets hear one."

    The is a wonderful episode to begin Season Three with. Seth, is hiding out on earth and the Tok'ra want him to help topple the balance of power with the system lords. It's up to SG-1 to track him down on earth and take him out.

    We also start to see Teal'c's personality come out and he rapidly becomes a bearer of humor on the show.moreless
  • SG-1 tackles a Goa'uld who is posing as a cult leader on earth...

    The Tok'ra have a job for us, track down a Goa'uld they think is hiding on earth. This was an average episode of SG-1. We get to see Jacob again and have some adventures a little closer to earth, but nothing really stuck out with this episode. As usual, the humor of Jack moves the show along, and Teal'c lack of understanding human relationship offers a different perspective, but there was nothing that was extremely good and extremely bad about this episode. On top of that, almost no new information about the Goa'uld is revealed in this episode. You could probably skip this episode and not be worse off. However, it's still an entertaining episode, just not really good or bad.moreless
  • Fathers and sons...

    Character development mainly and some interesting thing - like for centuries there have been Goa'uld on Earth living happily among people and having his cults and secret organization, getting people killed. And he his not very hiding as they soon figure out who he is and where but to get him down, it is harder and the team have to risk a lot to get into the organization and get people out without killing.

    A lot of beautiful talks between Sam and his father and the end, they dealing with Sam's brother who has not felt like a part of the family for long. It was great episode but not too amazing.moreless
  • Good Sam and Jacob development

    This episode has its good points and it’s bad. I kind of liked the idea that Seth, who was actually a very important deity in Egyptian mythology, was hiding from the system lords on Earth. The episode had some good humor as well mostly the Jaffa jokes. I know most fans don't like this episode but there is something that I will always like. I also liked the B story of Jacob and his son that gave us some back-story on him and Sam. Now for the bad, the whole Wako thing was what most fans did not like. I did like the way that Sam killed Seth and the end was good to see. Overall a decent episode that I will always like.moreless
  • A great suspencefull episode!

    Really great one! It started out a bit slow and a thought it was going to be a regular episode, but it got interesting after they got to the place where Seth is hiding and really caught my atention... I thought it was a relly nice touch, that father trying to get his son back and all, it really helped Jacob change his mind about his own son. And Sam was really great too, using the hand device to kill Seth, eve though she had no clue on how to do it, she is alays saving th day. Really enjoyed this episode!moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

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

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge


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

Rob Morton

Rob Morton

County Sheriff

Guest Star

Stuart O'Connell

Stuart O'Connell

Tommy Levinson

Guest Star

Lucia Walters

Lucia Walters


Guest Star

Carmen Argenziano

Carmen Argenziano

Jacob Carter/Sel'mac

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Trivia: When Daniel is telling Sam and Jacob about Seth, you can see two pictures on his desk. One is of his wife Sha're and the other is of himself on a camel with a pyramid behind him.

    • The SGC must have an extraordinary marksman training program for their teams since in this episode SG-1 manages to have three of its members (Jack, Sam & Daniel), each using two Zats simultaneously, fire in rapid succession at a group of ten people and hit each of them exactly once (a second hit with a Zat kills, and the whole group goes down, but no one died). This deed is even more impressive since they only had one or two seconds to assess the situation and didn't need to speak to coordinate their attack.

    • When Joe Levinson was getting coffee in the command tent, the coffee pot on top of the coffee machine changes amounts between shots.

    • At the beginning of the episode the Iris is seen closed, then opening, before an IDC code could have been sent, because a wormhole had not been established.

    • Both Jack and Daniel appear to be surprised when Special Agent James Hamner mentions the name Seth, with the last name Fargough. However, on the website that Daniel shows the team about the latest news on Seth, it clearly say Fargough as a last name

    • How did Seth get so many Zats? He obviously couldn't have got them from the SGC. So where did he get and maintain fully-functional Zats for the thousands of years he was hiding on Earth?

    • The web page Jackson was viewing lists Seth as an "18th century cult leader," but Daniel misspeaks and states that he lived in the 1800s (thus the 19th century).

    • In "The Nox" Teal'c indicated that he was unaware System Lords possessed personal force fields. In this episode, Seth uses such a device, despite the fact he appears to be trapped on Earth since ancient times. Although possible, it would be very surprising that the Goa'uld have had this technology for thousands of years, yet Teal'c did not know about it. The other possibility (Seth got reinforcements since then via the Antarctic gate, or via a space ship), should have been of great concern to the SGC.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Daniel: You killed [Seth]!
      Jack: Hail Dorothy.

    • Jack: Jaffa jokes? Let's hear one of them.
      Teal'c: I shall attempt to translate one, O'Neill. A Serpent guard, a Horus guard, and a Setesh guard meet on a neutral planet. It is a tense moment. The Serpent guard's eyes glow. The Horus guard's beak glistens. The Setesh guard's nose drips. (Teal'c starts laughing as everyone stares)

    • (team debating how to eliminate Seth from his fortress)
      Teal'c: What are you thinking, O'Neill?
      Jack: Well, I was thinking we need to get in there...

    • Seth: Welcome! Who are you?
      Jack: Well, I'm Larry, this is Moe and, of course, everyone's favorite, Curly.

    • Jack: AK-47s, a couple of Uzis... Anyone think they observed the requisite 15-day waiting period for those weapons?
      Sam: And it looks like a pair of 50 .cals.
      Jack: Does the concept of overkill mean anything to anybody?

    • Jack: Eunuch? As in...snippety doo dah?

    • Jack: So help me, if I wake up and I'm singing soprano...

  • NOTES (5)


    • Jack: Hail Dorothy.

      This dialog is, of course, a reference to the death of the Wicked Witch of the East in The Wizard of Oz.

    • Character name: Seth/Setesh
      The ancient Egyptian god of chaos, the embodiment of hostility and even of outright evil.

    • Jack: I'm Larry, this is Moe, and of course, everyone's favorite, Curly.
      Jack introducing himself, Capt. Carter and Dr. Jackson to Seth, referring to the 'Three Stooges'.