Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 17

Talion

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jun 01, 2007 on Syfy
8.4
out of 10
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277 votes
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Episode Summary

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After a terrorist attack on a Jaffa summit leaves many dead and Bra'tac seriously injured, Teal'c goes on a one-man quest for revenge.

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  • There's just no avoiding comparing it to Sateda

    9.4
    I'm sorry, it's like SG-1's version of Sateda. That's not to say it was done badly, but let's think about it. One man all alone, check

    One lead villain with henchmen to kill, check

    Guns and bombs, check

    One Man Army about to die, and then miraculously gets saved or saves himself, check



    Well now that's over, let's actually compliment the episode. It was done really well, apart from one thing. Teal'c's been with us for ten years, and yet he very easily turns on everyone else because they are not helping him. He could knocked out Mitchell really easily, and instead, opts to nearly break every bone in his right hand. What was that about? Teal'c is Teal'c, I know it was all personal grudge, you killed my mum, you killed bare Jaffa, you nearly killed Bra'tac, but still, TEN YEARS! That should mean a little more than, 'Colonel Mitchell, why have you set a trap for me?' no matter I'll zat you all.



    I thought it was priceless having an English thug as the bad guy. We don't see that every day, apart from in the Ark. I enjoyed this episode, I haven't done nearly as detailed play-by-play as I normally do because for some reason eith this episode I don't want to. I don't want to completely ruin it for you, and for some reason I just don't want to. The episode was good, but the thing I kept thinking about was, We've got 4 episodes (including this one) left in the best series that has ever been made, and you put that in as a plotline! Ever since the films were approved I've been really disatisfied with the plotlines of the second half of this series apart from Shroud, Bad Guys and Bounty. The other ones need to be good, and it would be nice to have at least one featuring the Ori.moreless
  • A Jaffa council meeting is the subject of a terrorist attack, and Teal'c goes rogue to avenge his people and his mother.

    7.0
    There was a nagging feeling the whole time that something was missing; Teal'c dons his robes and departs through the Stargate to deal with a problem without the help of the humans. Tealc beats up various people. Teal'c is beaten to within an inch of his life. Teal'c kills the bad guy. I had to keep checking to see that Christopher Judge wasn't the writer or director of this episode, it was so Teal'c based.



    The whole episode felt... pointless really. It didn't advance the Ori storyline, and if it wasn't for the reappearance of Dr Lam I would happily have missed this episode.



    Oh, what was missing? The last time Teal'c went all robe-y on us, we at least had General Hammond yelling "Yee-hah" ath the top of his voice!moreless
  • T'ealc's dark side emerges...

    9.2
    This is why episodic television works, because when you get a chance to work on a character arc, and make it serious, and when it works well, it works great!



    This is probably Chris Judd's best performance in years as he had some serious meat to chew on in this story, it also shows how restrained a character like T'ealc is compared to how he could REALLY be if allowed unleashed and unrestrained. Really excellent story, had me glued to the screen, and had a great showdown at the end.moreless
  • Episode centered around Teal'C getting revenge!!!

    9.1
    I enjoyed this episode very much...it had both adventure and unpredictability...So Teal'C decides to go and get revenge after an attack claimes the lives of 32 Jaffa dead, and he himself and Bra'tc injured very severely...In this episode one has the opportunity to see Teal'C in action, acting like a true warrior, demonstrating his skills...Unfortunately,the most important part of this episode, the revenge passed too fast...instead, in concentrated on SG-1 trying to stop Teal'C and other not very important facts...This episode had some memorable scenes, such as the fight between Mitchell and Teal'C, the one between Teal'C and Arkad, or the scenes when Teal'C goes in search of his revenge...i would have enjoyed this episode more, if this episode would have had more elements on how Teal'C find out Arkad whereabouts, and his actions to do so.moreless
  • Teal'c out for revenge...again...

    5.0
    An attack on a peaceful jaffa summit injures Teal'c and Bra'tac. Whe Teal'c recovers he goes off for revenge and, in the end, acheives it. I really didn't like this story. It's just another jaffa revenge episode and it's boring. It's the same old junk. I really hated the battle at the end. Teal'c was shot twice and stabbed in the gut and he still was able to kill the other jaffa, I mean seriously, I know Teal'c a though cracker, but come on. Overall, bad episode with a bad story and the only reason it is remoltely ok is because Bra'tac was in it.moreless
Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges

General Henry "Hank" Landry

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Claudia Black

Claudia Black

Vala Mal Doran

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Eric Breker

Eric Breker

Colonel Reynolds

Guest Star

John Tench

John Tench

Lizan

Guest Star

Megan Elizabeth

Megan Elizabeth

Jaffa Girl

Guest Star

Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Technician/Sergeant Walter Davis

Recurring Role

Tony Amendola

Tony Amendola

Bra'tac

Recurring Role

Lexa Doig

Lexa Doig

Dr. Carolyn Lam

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Vala: Well what would be the harm in us just, whoops, failing to stop Teal'c from killing Arkad? It wouldn't be entirely on purpose and not out of accidental incompetence either if you catch my drift.
      Daniel: Yes, nudge nudge, wink wink.

    • Vala: How do we get Arkad to tell us all the pieces of the puzzle?
      Daniel: Well that's the easy part. See we capture him, lock him in a room and threaten to let Teal'c kill him.
      Vala: Genius.
      Daniel: Thank you.

    • Vala: So he leaks the information about the plot, pretends to act toward stopping the attack and with the time that he's bought, gets his chicks in a row.
      Daniel: That's a pretty good theory; and it's "ducks" by the way.

    • Mitchell: Hey, Teal'c. Teal'c, I know your out there, buddy. I don't know what you think's going on here, but we're here to help. (gets shot at) Okay, that was a lie. And I feel terrible about it, I hate myself.
      Teal'c: (over the radio) Why have you set a trap for me, Colonel Mitchell?
      Mitchell: Trap? That's crazy talk, man. Why would we set a trap for you?

    • Daniel: (to Arkad) Bra'tac send his regards as well. I don't think he'll mind me speaking for him when I say that he'd love to stab you in the eye with a really big knife.

    • Teal'c (interrogating man at bar): You underestimate the satisfaction I will get from your suffering.

    • Teal'c: Ten seconds. (starts to walk away)
      Ba'Kal: Where are you going?
      Teal'c: I am leaving--you are about to explode.

    • (watching Teal'c getting ready to leave)
      Mitchell: So I was thinking, we could zat him, toss him in a holding cell until he comes to his senses.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title
      The title derives from the Latin lex taliionis, meaning "law of retribution," a punishment that is equal to the offense -- derived from Genesis 9:6 ("Whoever sheds a man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed") and the ancient law of "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."

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