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Stargate SG-1

Season 10 Episode 10

The Quest (1)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 22, 2006 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

The SG-1 team continues their quest for the Holy Grail, an Ancient device capable of killing the ascended Ori. They learn that an old nemesis is also looking for the device.

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  • The team finally goes on their holy quest.

    The team manages to find out the location of the weapon that can help them defeat the Ori. Ofcourse nothing is ever easy for our team and this time the have to overcome several tests before they will succeed. Or will they? This is the episode that marks the half of series 10 and ends with a nice cliffhanger.

    I hope they can keep this form up for the rest of the series no matter if its the last one or not. Vala again takes on the role of the sidekick in this episode making one funny remark after the other. Ofcourse any episode with Baal in it must be good.

    Just a message for faith. There are other numbers you can choose than 10. lolmoreless
  • The beginning to the end!

    You better try to get in your next few last shows of this great show as this will be the beginning to the end. In which the team go and search for the Holy Grail. But it isn't just finding it but getting to it first is the key to it. As they must defeat an old enemy to get to that. Great show and will miss it come the last season.moreless
  • Not too bad. read on for spoilers and questions.

    Good episode.

    Not obvious that the fake librian is the Aurisai.

    The ring is "obviousy" auri.

    Not told if the fake librian was all along Aurisai or she took his form later on.

    Not shown how Jackson communicated his opinion/suspicions to Mitchel.

    Temporal field HORRIBLY done. - If someone sprayed sand all over, u could discern the "walls" of the passage through the temporal field.

    Where did Baal's Jaffar go ? (think they're hiding in a cloaked cargo ship ?)

    How did Morgan Le Fe hide the planet from ship travel ?

    {Baal mentions this while in the 2nd trap}

    How does that work ?

    How did then the Auri troops arrive ? Only by stargate ? WHY IS VALA carrying a hairdryer?

    Why the cliff hanger at the end, is a dragon.

    Does'nt Baal know the name of it ? So why is this a problem ?

    It's nice to see Aurisai powerless. :)

    "I'm going to get out of your line of fire" - Baal. [Yet he walks infront of the target!!]

    Funny how Baal is trapped.

    What does he say when he's sitting alone in the trap.

    "Why don't u two just get a room" - Carter to Baal & Aurisai.

    Why do the fire-faith test look like the fires of the Auri?

    "Well after you muscles" - Vala to T'ealc

    The sangral is a hologram... ooh big surprise.

    What is the thing behind the sangral hologram ? It's got ancient text on it and some crystals... I'm guessing it's a device of some kind.

    :) That's it... Good episode all in all.moreless
  • Another episode with SG-1 and Ba'al

    For the episode in hand, i think it was quite good actually even tho i laughed quite a much on the "maze puzzle" part. They somehow looked like they were just walking around on some woods and look cool, especially Teal´c with this P90's on the rear-man of the company, well they gotta do something to earn their paycheck right?

    As far as it comes to Adria, i think she isnt that good actor on this season 10, could sacrifice her some fast way like they killed Colonel of odyssey in episode backwards. But all in all this episode has great potential no doubt about it, cant just wait to see the conclusion, whenever that may be...moreless
  • When Daniel figures out the location to Merlin's weapon, SG-1 travels there to find it. It's not long before Ori soldiers, and others, arrive for the same reason.

    In the words of Colonel Mitchell, "That's what I'm talking about." This hour proved to be not only an excellent mid-season finale, but a great episode overall. It has so many things that one could look for. Advancement in the Ori storyline, with encounters with Ori soldiers and a major step in the search for Merlin's weapon. Some major villains make appearances, including Adria, getting to show off those pretty brown eyes, and the delightfully arrogant Ba'al, who is forced to team up with SG-1 to find the weapon. Oh, and did we mention the... well, I guess that would be spoiling it. It is the cliffhanger after all. Let's just say that once they mentioned it two or three times, they had to pay it off. And pay it off they did. I'm looking forward to the continuation of this storyline and SG-1's final ten episodes next year.moreless
Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Ben Browder

Ben Browder

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge


Claudia Black

Claudia Black

Vala Mal Doran

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Rod Loomis

Rod Loomis


Guest Star

Beverley Breuer

Beverley Breuer


Guest Star

Stephen Holmes

Stephen Holmes


Guest Star

Cliff M. Simon

Cliff M. Simon


Recurring Role

Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin


Recurring Role

Doug Abrahams

Doug Abrahams

Prior of the Ori

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Daniel is looking at the planets and their relative positions, and realises they form a pyramid, this is quite amazing given the planetery drift that would have occured in the time since the clue was left. The planets also bear no correlation to the distribution shown on the star map he queries while on Atlantis.

    • Trivia: The dagger that Ba'al claims has "great sentimental value" which is then put into the chest as a test of charity looks like the dagger which he used to torture O'Neill in the season 6 episode "Abyss."

    • There's no indication that the temporal maze fluctuates or otherwise changes. But the people imprisoned inside of it are scattered about at various depths and in totally different directions. Some of them don't even seem to be frozen in the middle of walking. How did they get into the maze to be frozen at different spots, sometimes without even seeming to be walking when they froze? And if there were others frozen before, them, why would then continue walking forward as many of them appear to do.

    • Sam's "solution" to the temporal maze doesn't make any sense. She throws the first rock and it stops about 10' away. But...how does she know there isn't a turnoff point before then? It can't be because she saw a partial route before her sensor kicked out, or she wouldn't have thrown the rock in that direction in the first place. Then she throws the second rock and follows it, but assumes it marks a turn-off and throws a rock in a different direction, but she would have no way of knowing if the path continues and she just didn't throw hard enough.

    • As is often the case with scenes where people are frozen in time, the director tries to keep the camera moving to disguise any minor movements. But just after Sam and the others enter the field, there's a shot of a woman facing the camera and a man with a crossbow facing her from her right, and he's noticeably twitching and swaying.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Mitchell: (about the now-dead scanner) Okay, here's a stupid question: you did check the batteries in that thing before we left Stargate Command?

    • Adria: We've thwarted all efforts against us; crippled your fleet; met with little, if any, resistance on the worlds that we've redeemed. Your resistance to the Ori is clearly hopeless. You continue to struggle against the inevitable.
      Daniel: Yeah, well, we're optimists.

    • Mitchell: Is it just me, or is it getting hot in here? Vala: Now that you mention it... (team sees a wall of fire) ...it is a tad toasty.

    • Barkeep: (about the Ori soldiers in the village) Who are these men?
      Mitchell: That's a long story. Look, I know you have no reason to trust us any more than you do those guys…
      Barkeep: I have not seen you shoot anyone.
      Mitchell: That's an excellent point.

    • Osric: This is it, the cave entrance. The San Graal is within.
      Mitchell: It's too bad you won't be coming with us.
      Ba'al: I thought I made it clear, you need me.
      Mitchell: I wasn't talking to you.
      Ba'al: Oh well, uh, allow me to get out of your line of fire.

    • Adria: Would you care for a demonstration [of my powers]? (looks at him) Taking your life would be a waste of my time.
      Ba'al: Which I suppose would be put to better use complaining?
      Sam: Oh, geez. Why don't you two just get a room?

    • Mitchell: You should come with us.
      Barkeeper: My place is here. I'll be fine. I'll blame everything on you.
      Mitchell: Good plan.

    • Daniel: I'll go.
      Adria: We'll both go.
      Ba'al: I think I'll stay here and support you from a distance.

    • Daniel: Let's just talk to Osric and convince him our cause is virtuous.
      Vala: Ooh, that's brilliant. And while you're distracting him, the rest of us can steal it.

    • Ba'al: How does the expression go? "All flash, no photo"?
      Sam: Actually, it's "all flash, no substance."
      Ba'al: I prefer my version.

    • (Distant screeching roar)
      Mitchell: What the hell is that?
      Vala: We agreed there's no such thing as a dragon, right?
      Mitchell: Yeah
      Vala: Hmm...
      (dragon soars up out of the chasm)
      Vala: Because that looks pretty real to me.

    • Mitchell: Hey, Jackson, what are you doing?
      Jackson: Oh, just trying to find the location of Merlin's weapon so we can find it in time to defeat the Ori, hopefully save our galaxy. You?

    • Sam: Did you hear that?
      Teal'c: Sounds like a child. This way.
      Vala: A child in here? It's obviously a trap.
      Daniel: Or quite possibly a test.
      Ba'al: A test of what? Our stupidity?

    • Sam: Uh-oh.
      Vala: What do you mean, "uh-oh"?
      Mitchell: Uh-oh, you left your stove on, right?

    • (trying to free a child from a cage)
      Ba'al: He's tiny. Let him squeeze through the bars.
      Teal'c: Assist us or I will squeeze you through these bars.

  • NOTES (2)