The Ties That Bind
Episode 4 of 20 within Season Nine. Item 179 of 223 overall.
Joseph Mallozzi - Writer
Paul Mullie - Writer
William Waring - Director
121 votes

Vala and Daniel, still feeling the effects of the bracelets even after they have been taken off, cannot stray too far away from each other. Vala tells them that they have to go find the scientist that she stole the bracelets from to find out how to reverse the effects. This turns into a trek around the galaxy, trying to find the solution.

original airdate--August 5,2005         rating--2.0 million

network: SyFy channel

music: Stargate SG-1 theme music by David Arnold


Goof--Daniel Jackson mentions a tomb discovered in Glastonbury thought to be the tomb of King Arthur. He claims the tomb was exhumed in 1298 by orders of Henry II, but Henry II died in 1189. Henry II did order a search for the tomb of King Arthur (the legends were becoming more and more popular during the early years of his reign, and he was concerned about the prophecy that he would return), and following these orders, the monks in Glastonbury announced the discovery of the tomb in 1191, two years after Henry's death. The bones were then moved in 1278 to a new tomb, that was destroyed during the Reformation.

Trivia--When the character Vala Mal Doran (Claudia Black) returns, she says something along the lines of, "I know I've never met you before, I would remember if I did," when she first meets Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder). Claudia Black and Ben Browder previously played the two main roles on Farscape, which also aired on the Sci Fi Channel. Because of the plot for that particular episode, there are also a few jokes regarding marriage and having children, this is likely also a reference to them, as their characters, John Crichton and Aeryn Sun, eventually got married and had a son in the follow-up mini-series "Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars" (2004).


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