Stargate SG-1

Season 4 Episode 14

The Serpent's Venom

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 2000 on Syfy
8.7
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While visiting Chulak to gather support for a Jaffa rebellion, Teal'c is captured by the Goa'uld. The rest of SG-1, unaware of his fate, are dispatched to thwart a burgeoning alliance between Apophis and Heru-ur. But when they arrive at the neutral location chosen for the meeting - an ancient minefield floating in space - they discover that Heru-ur has brought along a gift to seal the deal: a battered but defiant Teal'c. SG-1 is torn. Do they try to rescue Teal'c? Or, as Jacob Carter argues, does the success of their mission outweigh the life of their friend?moreless

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  • SG-1 seeks to sabotage a goa'uld meeting...

    9.0
    Pretty thrilling episode, with lots of good teamwork. As always Jack's humor carries the show along. But, more than that the minefield in which most of the episode takes place does create a palpable sense of tension. Daniel was actually really funny in this episode, especially when he was translating the user manual for the mine. The scenes where Teal'c were also really good with plenty of very convincing Teal'c strength.(Teal'c strength...that's redundant, literally) This episode is also important in that it ends up making Apophis an even bigger threat than before as he absorbs Heru-ur's forces. It really sets things up for the season finale.Not an episode you should skip, there's plenty of fun to be had with this one.moreless
  • Trying to avoid unavoidable...

    9.0
    So, Jacop his having lovely vacation on Earth with his daughter when it comes out there is a mission for them. Apophis and Heru-ur are trying to make an alliance what would be too powerful and they most avoid it - looks simple but the episode is filled with lot of tension, excitement, those moments you really are nervous. Great action episode and really interesting storyline.



    On the same time, they are on mission, Teal'c is captured and tortured but he manages to make one of his tortures to realize that he is not lying and help him. So, as he is also taken to the place where Goa'ulds are having little gathering, he manages to escape.



    For the big picture, things do not come out so well - they got the possible solution - only one System Lord of two alive. Heru-ur is dead and Apophis more powerful than ever. Really dark ending.moreless
  • good episode...

    8.8
    Teal'c is captured by a system lord but is eventually saved by a jaffa that turncoats. Meanwhile, Selmac, Carter, Daniel, and Jack plan to start a war between the two strongest system lords, but fail. Overall, the episode was pretty good. It had a good story line and it was nice to see Selmac again. When Carter and Daniel were working on the mine it was a little boreing and slow. It was nice to see a minefield for one of the first times in show. Basically, overall, it was a pretty good episode. It had a good story and it had some good action, though the torturing of Teal'c was a little much for me, and, overall, it proved that Anubis was the super power and the immediate enemey.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

Paul Koslo

Paul Koslo

Terok

Guest Star

Douglas Arthurs

Douglas Arthurs

Heru-ur

Guest Star

Art Kitching

Art Kitching

Ma'kar

Guest Star

Carmen Argenziano

Carmen Argenziano

Jacob Carter/Sel'mac

Recurring Role

Obi Ndefo

Obi Ndefo

Rak'nor

Recurring Role

Daniel Bacon

Daniel Bacon

Technician

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Trivia: Goa'uld transport ships cannot receive matter through transport rings while in stealth mode. However, they are able to send matter out through the transport rings while in stealth mode.

    • Trivia: Terok tells Teal'c that Bra'tac was captured and tortured to death. Although Teal'c does not believe him, it was not actually proven to be a lie until Bra'tac's next appearance in "Threshold" over nine months later.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • (working to disarm the mine)
      Daniel: No, I think that's it.
      Sam: You think?
      Daniel: Okay, I'm… I'm sure that's it. (Sam reaches to touch the mine) Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait!
      Jack: Hey!
      Daniel: (flipping pages) No, no, sorry. That's it. I'm sure of it.

    • Sam: Nothing's happening.
      Jacob: Our operative could've been compromised.
      Daniel: Or we reprogrammed the mine wrong. (Sam and Jacob look at him in horror) No, I'm sure we reprogrammed the mine right.

    • Daniel: Okay, these are Tobin numbers. This is one, this is two, this is three.
      Sam: Wait wait! What about zero?
      Daniel: What?
      Sam: Zero. Why didn't you say zero?
      Daniel: Because there is no zero in a Phoenician numerical system.
      Jacob: What if the Tobins added it?
      Sam: He's right; inventing technology with this level of sophistication would require a zero.
      Daniel: Why?
      Sam: Just trust me, it's a math thing.

    • (Walking into cargo ship)
      Jack: Still going with the gold, huh?

    • Jack: Ah, wait a minute, just stop, hold it right there. If you're about to say you'll explain along the way, I'm gonna lose it. I've about had it with the way the Tok'ra do business. I want to know exactly what we're dealing with here, every mission detail you've got right now or we go nowhere.
      Jacob: I was gonna tell you, Jack.
      Jack: Okay, never mind.

    • Sam: Okay, what do I do?
      Jacob: Pretty sure you touch it.
      Jack: Pretty sure?
      Jacob: The last time a Tok'ra was sent to attempt this they were never heard from again.
      Jack: Well that's news.

    • (trying to disarm the mine)
      Jacob: Then, enter the right combination!
      Sam: We tried. What does Selmac say?
      Jacob: Try again.
      Daniel: Very helpful.

    • Teal'c: The Goa'uld are parasites. They use Jaffa as incubators until they are ready to take human hosts. I have seen the world from which they originated. I have stood beside the swamps from which they first rose. They are merely flesh and blood just like you or I!
      Rak'nor: Lies!
      Teal'c: Why would I lie? If there was a chance that they were Gods, if I thought that my soul would be forever punished, why would I lie? They have manipulated our bodies. So, too are they manipulating our minds with false beliefs!
      Rak'nor: You believe this so strongly that you risk dying in sin?
      Teal'c: I believe it so strongly that I fight to live with every last bit of strength that I have, so that one day enough Jaffa will believe as I do... enough to end the Goa'uld and free us all forever!

    • Daniel: Wanna try to reprogram that mine without the proper translation?
      Jack: Thought of a laptop?
      Daniel: Well, I had one. I just couldn't get Beck's Ancient Phoenician Symbology on CD at archaeology.com, so...

    • Terok: From this moment on, every tear you shed will be recorded so that all Jaffa alive, now and forever more, will see how weak and powerless the great and powerful Teal'c really was before he died. They'll see how he came to understand how wrong he was about the Goa'uld. They will see you pray to the Gods for forgiveness and beg to be granted an honorable death.
      Teal'c: Never!
      Terok: Let us not argue about the future.

    • Ma'kar: You know of what happened here on Chulak at the hands of Apophis.
      Teal'c: Yes, I know how many were slaughtered. But I also know that those left alive are ready to rise against him. The Jaffa are the foundation upon which the false Gods have built their empires. We can tear them down.
      Rak'nor: To do so, we will have to fight our own kind.
      Teal'c: As the Goa'uld have forced us to do in their names for countless generations. Only now, we will fight for the freedom of all Jaffa.

    • Jack: (gesturing at a large book) Do you understand any of that?
      Sam: It's all Phoenician to me, sir!

    • Sam: It's flashing green. Green is good?
      Daniel: No.
      Sam: Bad?
      Daniel: Bad.
      Sam: How bad?
      Daniel: Very, very bad.

    • Selmak: If he succeeds...
      Jack: Galactic badness! Huge!

    • Jacob: Apophis is already here. If we release the mine now, the mission will be ruined!
      Daniel: And if we don't release the mine now, we'll be ruined.

    • Hammond: (talking about next mission) Sounds very risky.
      Jack: 'Insane' might be another word...

    • Jacob: Obviously I'll gonna need Dr. Jackson, and there might be some complicated mathematical calculations to be done, Sam would be a big help too.
      (Jack coughs meaningfully)
      Jacob: Of course Colonel, O'Neill is...always fun to have around.

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