The Serpent's Lair (IV)
Episode 1 of 22 within Season Two. Item 24 of 223 overall.
Production number 8901.
Brad Wright - Writer
Jonathan Glassner - Director
365 votes

As a fleet of Goa'uld warships heads toward Earth, threatening to destroy it, the Stargate facility prepares for the worst, sending the best and brightest of American society through the Stargate to a safe Alpha site.

Meanwhile, O'Neill and the SG-1 team, use the Stargate to board a ship commanded by Apophis' son Klorel. The SG-1 team is on a suicide mission, planting explosives in an attempt to stop the attack. They are "captured" by Teal'c's Jaffa mentor, Bra'tac, who joins their fight hoping to overthrow Goa'uld domination of the Jaffa. Bra'Tac knows the weaknesses of the Goa'uld ship and reveals a plan to stop them. The plan means almost certain death for both the SG-1 team and Bra'tac, but they all realize that this is the only way to save the Earth and set the Jaffa free.

original airdate--June 26,1998

network: Showtime


music--"Stargate SG-1" theme song by Joel Goldsmith



Trivia--This is the first time that Bra'tac refers to General Hammond as "Hammond of Texas."

Goofs--Dr. Daniel Jackson—with a bloody hole in his uniform, and destroyed radio—is able to drag himself to the Sarcophagus. When he emerges, his clothes and radio are intact, with no trace of blood on them, almost as if he had never been shot in the first place. Similarly, when Skaara is placed in the sarcophagus, he has a small, bloody hole on his right shoulder. When he emerges, the mark is gone.

  • When Daniel is shot by a Jaffa staff weapon, the hole in his jacket is very visible. When Daniel comes out healed from the sarcophagus, it has also mended his jacket, but it's shown in other episodes that it doesn't repair clothing.




related items

Previous episode :
023 Within the Serpent's Grasp (III) (season finale)
Next episode :
025 In the Line of Duty
Related to this story :
021 There But For the Grace Of God (I)
  Stargate SG-1, Season One
022 Politics (II)
  Stargate SG-1, Season One
023 Within the Serpent's Grasp (III) (season finale)
  Stargate SG-1, Season One
034 The Tok-ra (I)
  Stargate SG-1, Season Two
035 The Tok-ra (II)
  Stargate SG-1, Season Two
041 Serpent's Song
  Stargate SG-1, Season Two
045 Out of Mind (I) (season finale)
  Stargate SG-1, Season Two

regional titles

The Serpent's Lair (IV)
La morsure du Serpent
Die Invasion: Kampf um die Erde
Attacco alla Terra
La Guarida de la Serpiente