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On a visit to a new planet, SG-1 finds a woman chained to a stake in the middle of a seemingly deserted village. They free the woman, Mary, only to find she had been chained as an offering to a demon. When the demon appears, SG-1 recognizes the creature. The demon tells the villagers that if he does not receive five humans the next day, he will destroy the village. SG-1 then find themselves being made the replacement sacrifice, when the village elder returns and calls them “evil.”

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x8
Production Number: 308
Airdate: Friday August 13th, 1999

Director: Peter DeLuise
Writer: Carl Binder

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 10, 1999
Ireland Nov 10, 1999
Canada Nov 18, 1999
Australia Feb 17, 2000
FR (M6) Apr 27, 2000
CZ (nova) Sep 13, 2000
DE (RTL 2) Sep 20, 2000

Guest Stars
David McNallyDavid McNally
As Simon
Alan C. PetersonAlan C. Peterson
As The Canon

Co-Guest Stars
Christopher JudgeChristopher Judge
voiced Unas

Peter DeLuisePeter DeLuise
As Shouting Villager
Main Cast
Richard Dean AndersonRichard Dean Anderson
As Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill
Michael ShanksMichael Shanks
As Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda TappingAmanda Tapping
As Captain/Major/Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter
Episode Quotes
Jack: (to an Unas) long you gonna keep this up? The demon bit? Don't get me wrong, it looks like a great gig. You've got the padre in your back pocket, the hours are good, probably get all the chicks, right?

Daniel: Teal'c! You're...alive.
Teal'c: It is so.
Jack: Way to go, Junior!

Simon: The Canon has spoken.
Jack: What are you, the village idiot?!

Jack: Major, next time Daniel gets the urge to help someone, shoot him.

Jack: Carter, if I ever get the urge to help anybody again, feel free to give me a swift kick.

Teal'c: Are you contemplating attack, O'Neill?
Jack: A couple of shots with a staff, we own him.
Sam: We hope. Took Thor's Hammer to kill the last one.
Jack: Okay, a whole bunch of shots with a staff!

Jack: Simon! Listen to me! Look, we've run into this kind of thing before. Now, it's not a demon. It's...demonesque, I'll grant you, but it's just a big, ugly creature.
Daniel: Who is inhabited by a Goa'uld who gives it great strength, intelligence and the ability to regenerate.
Jack: Yes. It's a very smart, resilient creature.
Daniel: In the service of Sokar who, for all intensive purposes, is Satan to these people.
Jack: (glares) But it's not a demon.
Daniel: No, it's not a demon.

Daniel: (referring to trepanning) It was a procedure often done in the Middle Ages. They...well, they'd drill a hole in the person's head. By drilling a hole the evil spirits are released, thus saving the person from eternal damnation.
Jack: Thus...saving the person?!
Daniel: Well, they didn't call them the Dark Ages because it was dark.

Teal'c: I know of no Goa'uld capable of showing the necessary compassion or benevolence that I have read of in your Bible.
Jack: Do you read the Bible, Teal'c?
Teal'c: It is a significant part of your Western culture. Have you not read the Bible, O'Neill.
Jack: Oh, yeah. Yeah. Not all of it. Actually, I'm listening to it on tape. Don't tell me how it ends.

Sam: Looks like a church.
Jack: And that would mean...?
Teal'c: That it is most likely Christians reside here, O'Neill.
Jack: Thank you, Teal'c.

Jack: Ah! Trees, trees...and more trees. What a wonderfully green universe we live in, eh?

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperBrad Wright  |  Jonathan Glassner
Executive ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)  |  Jonathan Glassner  |  Brad Wright  |  Richard Dean Anderson
CastingMary Jo Slater
OtherDavid Arnold (Theme)
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