Stargate SG-1

Season 5 Episode 18

The Warrior

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 12, 2002 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

A charismatic new Jaffa leader seeks an alliance with the SGC and Earth.

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  • Slow motion action sequence. How could I ever forget?

    The Warrior is a very interesting episode. Good job, Christopher Judge. I love seeing all the rebels together, all different ones and from different parts. And the little guys with their funky dancing/fighting. That was pretty cool.

    It was in this episode that Sam gave a demonstration of the P-90. Although they proved much superior to staff weapons, the Jaffa continue to call staff weapons 'true weapons', which was kind of irritating.

    The best part of this episode was, by far, the fight between Teal'c and K'tano. I forget what it is called when the camera swings all the way around them like it did during this fight, but it was awesome. The fight itself, and the effects, were so exciting. High action episode. It was also intense because there was clearly something wrong with K'tano. Unfortunately I already knew because I got ahead of myself with the special features. But Teal'c saved the day; therefore, SG-1 saved the day, yet again, along with saving all the rebels.

  • Weapons hardware related episode

    This weapons hardware related episode includes a shoot off between the FN P90 Personal Defense Weapon and the Gou'ald staff weapon.

    But... squad sized SG units have no idea what they will encounter on the other side of the Stargate.

    Would every member of the unit really be equipped with nothing more than a small 5.728mm caliber PDW such as the FN P90?

    I can see Sam and Daniel being issued PDWs. Their main job is to study alien science, not to fight alien soldiers.

    But Jack is the muscle of the unit. Nothing more. Wouldn't he be issued a larger 7.62x51 caliber battle rifle, such as an HK417? Shouldn't the writers and armorers for the show have considered this more closely?

    Also, Teal'c's "staff weapon" has no sights. It can't be aimed accurately. Hardly an "advanced" design considering it is an "advanced" energy weapon as opposed to a "primitive" projectile weapon.

    It is far too unwieldy to be a useful indoor weapon. Imagine trying to bring that 2m long staff to bear on an opponent while passing through a narrow doorway.moreless
  • Very thoroughly writen, explains a lot about the gu'auld pshche

    Awesome! I think this is one of the top 5 episodes of all-time. It really shows how the Jaffa are followers. Also it shows how manipulative the gu'auld are. They are natural leaders who become very currrupt and arrogant wth power. This episode gives a very indepth "feeling" on how these snakes gain, abuse and die for their power. Great episode. Christopher Judege has a career in writing.
  • Impressive

    I really liked this episode. Not too big fan about Teal'c and his episodes have not been the most interesting ones - but this was great - the storyline - free jaffas. The way everyone became so fanatic, how they were willing to die for him and the choice Teal'c was making - living for his dream and not going back with O'Neill. But the way it solved in the end - maybe like most of those stories have to - the fight scene between the Teal'c and the leader - so impressive, that slow motion round angle shots - stunning. Really enjoyable episode.moreless
  • interesting episode...

    Finally, something different. A new jaffa leader named K'tano has a army of jaffa and earth wants to make an alliance. In the end, however, it turns out that K'tano was a goa'uld and Teal'c killed him. Basically, I liked the idea of this episode. Granted, K'tano got on my nerves a little and the whole cheering thing drove me crazy, but it was still good. I liked the whole difficulty over earth/jaffa culture also. It's great to see Bra'tac again. I usually don't like episodes that follow Teal'c, but this one was surprisingly good. Overall, great story and an interesting 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

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow


Guest Star

Rick Worthy

Rick Worthy


Guest Star

Tony Amendola

Tony Amendola


Recurring Role

Obi Ndefo

Obi Ndefo


Recurring Role

Vince Crestejo

Vince Crestejo

Goa'uld System Lord Yu-huang "Yu The Great" Shang Ti

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Trivia: Cal Mah's designation is P2C-303.

    • When K'tano dials the gate for the suicide bombers, the glyphs don't light up on the DHD.

    • In some shots during the training scenes, the "wooden" training staffs wobble just a bit too much. Presumably they used some kind of rubber props for safety reasons.

    • In the fight scene between K'Tano and Teal'c, Teal'c is shown on the ground with his training staff broken. In the next shot K'Tano attacks and breaks Teal'c's staff. Teal'c and his broken staff are in the exact position of the first shot. Just a little out of sequence.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • K'tano: My name is K'tano. The once first prime of Imhotep. A false god. A false god who has died by my own hand. Now I am free. I am a free Jaffa. If you have come to this place, then you wish to know freedom as I do. If you have come to hear me, then you know in your heart and in your mind that the Goa'uld are not gods. Still, I am but one warrior. Only together, we are an army of warriors!
      Unnamed Jaffa: An army has weapons! An army has wood!
      K'tano: In time, we should have weapons, and enough food and drink to sustain us for as long as it takes to achieve victory. Until then, we have our freedom. We have our brothers and sisters. I do not say this will be easy. There will be sacrifice. But for each of you who dies in the name of freedom, your souls shall be sent to Kheb, the place of freedom everlasting. Until then, if you seek freedom, if you seek sanctuary, know that this place is sanctuary. This is Cal Mah.
      (the crowd cheers)
      K'tano: I declare this world a free world for all Jaffa! Let no Goa'uld challenge us. The time has come for Jaffa to claim their rightful place among the stars as warriors who live and as warriors who die free!

    • K'tano: I honor he who would kill his god. And to his brethren of the Tau'ri, slayers of Ra, Hathor, Setekh, Heru'ur, Sokar, Cronos, and Apophis.
      Jack: Well, somebody's been keeping score.

    • Sam: You don't really think it's an act, do you? K'tano certainly believes he can do it.
      Jack: I think K'tano believes he can walk on water.

    • K'tano: Imhotep himself declared your days were numbered.
      Jack: Well, that's fine, as long as it's a really big number.

    • Rak'nor: He does not know fear.
      Jack: Well he knows stupid!

    • K'tano: I see you speak your mind, O'Neill.
      Jack: Yeah. Which is why I don't say much.

    • Daniel: 'Tek ma tek' means respectful greeting.
      Jack: Okay.
      Daniel: I'm just saying...
      Jack: I don't care.

    • Bra'tac: You should know, some of these Jaffa you have battle.
      Jack: Yeah, I figured.
      Bra'tac: Some Jaffa have long memories.
      Jack: That's okay, I don't.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Jack: I think K'tano believes he can walk on water.
      Walking on water is an allusion to the Bible where Jesus walks on water and is the only man ever to have done so in recorded history, proving His power.

    • Jack: Deliverance? Do you have any idea what happened to the guys in that movie?
      Deliverance is a 1970 novel by author James Dickey. It was made into a film in 1972 by Warner Bros. Studios. The story is a dramatic-thriller, that follows four urban businessmen on a weekend adventure through the Georgia back country.