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Stargate SG-1: Babylon

When Teal’c leads the team to find a secretive Jaffe sect known as the Sodan warriors, they are attacked and get split up. Mitchell is attacked by one of the Sodan warriors, but is able to mortally wound him, however, being hurt, then loses consciousness.

He is then taken by the Sodan to be revived and fight in a battle to the death against another Sodan warrior, to revenge the death of one of their brethren.


Episode Info


Episode number: 9x8
Production Number: 908
Airdate: Friday September 09th, 2005

Director: Peter DeLuise
Writer: Damian Kindler

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 29, 2005
Ireland Nov 29, 2005
Canada Dec 29, 2005
FR (M6) Apr 08, 2006
AT (ATV) Jun 05, 2006
DE (RTL 2) Dec 13, 2006
CZ (nova) May 24, 2007

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Guest Stars
Gary Jones (1)
As Sgt. Walter Harriman
Recurring
Jarvis W. George
As Volnek (as Jarvis George)
Recurring
Jason Winston George
As Jolan (as Jason George)
Recurring
Lexa Doig
As Dr. Carolyn Lam
Recurring
Tony Todd
As Haikon
Recurring
William B. Davis
As Prior
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Darcy Laurie
As Tass'an
Recurring
Bryan Elliot
As Colonel Raimi
Main Cast
Michael Shanks
As Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping
As Captain/Major/Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter
Ben Browder
As Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell
Beau Bridges
As Major General Hank Landry
Episode Notes
This is the first appearance of the Sodan, a legendary race of warriors, who first served the Goa'uld Ishkur, but then rebelled from him when they discovered he was not a god 5000 years ago, and found a colony of the Ancients, and settled there while looking for Kheb.

The Sodan utilize a lot of Ancient techology:
1. The cloaking device worn on their arms.
2. Mini-staff weapons, which were probably modified regular staff weapons, using Ancient knowledge.
3. The "Eye of the Gods" transporter which allows them to live several hundred miles away from the gate.

The Sodan village lies several months away, on foot, from the planet's gate, and is between the Mountains of Dor'Tonok. We are told that no one has ever made the journey and lived.

This is the first appearance of X-Files star William B. Davis as the Prior Demaris (the character name stated in "The Fourth Hoseman, pt. 2")



Episode Quotes
Mitchell: Look, I’ll do any crazy exercise you want... within reason.

Jolan: You may provide a challenge to your opponent after all, Mitchell.
Mitchell: Followed by my violent death, of course.
Jolan: Of course.

Mitchell: All I know is the moment you accept your fate, you’re dead. Until then, all bets are off.

Volnek: (referring to Daniel and Teal'c) You two, again?
Daniel: Yes, us two, again.

Tass’an: Heed my words, brother. If a Prior visits your world… leave.

Jolan: May you die well.
Mitchell: Likewise.

Walter: We’re receiving an IDC, sir. It's Colonel Mitchell.
Daniel: You’re kidding!
Walter: I would never do that, sir.

Volnek: You would never have survived Kel Shak Lo alone
Mitchell: Don’t know. Took you down pretty good.
Volnek: You were lucky.
Mitchell: Lucky is good.

Mitchell: (to Jolan) You know, a bag of sand with a hole in it is not an accurate timing device.

Mitchell: (to Jolan) Well done, Bones.



Cultural References
Mitchell: Well done, Bones
Mitchell refers to Doctor Leonard "Bones" McCoy, a character from Star Trek. In the second season episode "Amok Time" Captain Kirk found himself battling a crazed Spock. McCoy realized that for a number of reasons this was a fight Kirk could not win, and so he slipped his captain a neural paralyzer, knocking him out and simulating death. This enabled the fight to end with Spock's apparent victory, essentially curing him of the condition that had rendered him temporarily insane.



Other Episode Crew

DeveloperBrad Wright  |  Jonathan Glassner
Executive ProducerBrad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper  |  Joseph Mallozzi
CastingMary Jo Slater
OtherDavid Arnold (Theme)
 
Warning: Stargate SG-1 season 9 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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