Christopher Judge has shown his strength as an actor yet again. Throughout the entire series he can be funny, heartbreaking, sombre and downright scary. This episode demonstrates all of these.
Teal'C's story has been lacking a bit of background until now, and with the addition Bra'tac doing his Obi-Wan routine, this episode helps Season Five get off to a great start.
Teal'C's story has all about redemption, and for the first time we get to see what he has done in the past - and how far gone he really was - to warrant that need for redemption and freedom. Well done Brad Wright and Peter DeLuise for another fine installment.