Episode 8 of 22 within Season Two. Item 31 of 223 overall.
Production number 208.
Katharyn Powers - Writer
William Gereghty - Director
326 votes

Teal'c's mentor Bra'tac arrives unexpectedly through the Stargate with shocking news: the Goa'uld Apophis survived the destruction of his ship and has now kidnapped Teal'c's son, Rya'c. O'Neill and the rest of the SG-1 team agree to join Teal'c as he returns to Chulak to rescue Rya'c, but when they arrive they find much has changed. Because Teal'c didn't return from Earth, his wife, Drey'auc, assumed he was dead and married his old friend, Fro'tak. To make matters worse, Rya'c has been brainwashed by Apophis which causes him to denounce his father as a traitor and foil the team's attempts to rescue him. Fro'tak becomes jealous after seeing Teal'c and Drey'auc rekindling their marital flame.

The team is almost captured and Fro' tak attempts to betray them to Apophis, forcing O'Neill to take drastic action. But, Teal'c sees a glimmer of hope when Rya'c slips a hidden message into his denunciation of his father. Teal'c wants to rescue him and take him back to Earth and although O'Neill agrees, he suspects Rya'c - or his controller, Apophis - may be setting an elaborate and deadly trap.

original airdate--August 14,1998

network: Showtime

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


Trivia--Salli Richardson no longer plays Drey'auc of the Cord'ai Plains, having been replaced by Brook Parker.

Goofs--When Teal'c comes home after finding Rya'c brainwashed you can hear a telephone ringing in the background.

  • Carter claims that the gates shift position because of the expansion of the universe. Gravity sources within a galaxy completely compensate for such expansion. The gates would still experience "stellar drift", which is mentioned earlier in the same episode. Stellar drift occurs because stars orbit the galactic center independently.
  • When Teal'c shoots Rya'c with the zat, it is still closed.



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030 Message in a Bottle
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032 Secrets
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  Stargate SG-1, Season One
013 Bloodlines
  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
055 Forever in a Day
  Stargate SG-1, Season Three
065 Maternal Instinct
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regional titles

Der verlorene Sohn
La vendetta