S9 Spoilers: “Origin”

9.03 “Origin”

Episode Summary

When the SGC and SG-1 simultaneously encounter missionaries for some fiery gods known as the Orii, they learn that these highly evolved humans have zero tolerance for any disbelievers.

Spoiler Snippets

“Origin” is the religious dogma preached by the Priors, missionaries of the Orii, “fiery gods” from a distant galaxy. They have been given the knowledge that our galaxy has not been “enlightened” and have come to convert us or destroy us.

Daniel and Vala have been rendered unconscious by an alien device and all the efforts of Dr. Carolyn Lam (Lexa Doig) and Dr. Bill Lee (Bill Dow) have been for naught. As they attempt to find the medical and technical answers to save them, Mitchell, Dr. Lindsay, and SG-12 encounter a Prior on the planet P3X-421 who is preaching in a tent. The Prior has shown command of nature, making vegetables grow in less than an hour before the SGC personnel’s very eyes. Mitchell recruits the Prior to return to the SGC with him with the hope that he will release Daniel and Vala from the grips of the device. The Prior takes the invitation, but once seeing that the device will not release them, simply states, “It is the will of the Orii.”

The Orii are ascended beings who collect themselves in a wall of fire. Individual Orii take temporary possession of a host, a Doci, a human spiritual leader. Daniel’s mind is linked so that he experiences a face-to-face confrontation with a Doci and an Orii on the planet Celestis in a distant galaxy. The message is clear: turn to “Origin”, or be reduced to dust. As his confrontation progresses, his body experiences extreme stress, adding to Dr. Lam’s consternation.

Meanwhile, Gerak, former First Prime of the Goa’uld Atum, has been invited to the SGC to meet with Gen. Landry (Beau Bridges) and Teal’c. Accompanying Gerak (Louis Gossett, Jr.) is Vat’yir, another Jaffa formerly of Atum’s ranks, and an escort of six additional Jaffa. Gerak ceremoniously comes down the ramp, his path flanked by the six Jaffa. Teal’c is not amused.

Gerak has taken a role in leading the Free Jaffa Nation, but Landry and Teal’c realize his goals do not mesh with theirs. Landry attempts to persuade Gerak that they must continue to work together or all that they have worked for will deteriorate into chaos.

Characters

Updated list: Vala, Dr. Carolyn Lam, Dr. Bill Lee, Dr. Lindsay, Gerak, Vat’yir, Harrid, Sallis, the Doci, and two Priors
(Richard Dean Anderson (Gen. Jack O’Neill) is said to have filmed a scene for this episode in Los Angeles)

Credits

Writer: Robert C. Cooper
Director: Brad Turner

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“Galaxy” lit by more Stargate stars

“A Galaxy of Stars” has added several Stargate stars to their message board.

Fans of Cliff Simon (Ba’al) will be thrilled to know that he just joined the board. Also just joining is Louis Gossett, Jr. who will be introduced as Gerak, a former First Prime of the Goa’uld Atum, during the opening episodes of Season Nine.

Cliff and Louis are joining the following Stargate SG-1 stars at “Galaxy of Stars”:
Frida Betrani (Lya of the Nox)
Gary Jones (Sgt. Walter Harriman)
Jacqueline Samuda (Nirrti)
Alex Zahara (Xe’ls, Michael, Eggar, Iron Shirt, Warrick, and others)
Robert Duncan (Dr. Melburn Jackson, Seth)
Enid-Raye Adams (Jones from “Prometheus”)
Douglas Arthurs (Heru’ur)
Andy Mikita (Director)
Bill Dow (Dr. Bill Lee)
Jason Schombing (Dr. Robert Rothman)

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Amanda delivers healthy baby girl

Amanda Tapping has delivered her baby and posted this message to her fans at her official website:

Hello Everyone!!

I am thrilled to announce the birth of my daughter Olivia Born Tuesday March 22nd at 6:29pm. She is beautiful and healthy!

She weighed in at 9 lbs 4ozs and was 22 inches long. I am over the moon in love!

Thanks to all of you for your prayers and good wishes. Labour and delivery were amazing. With the help of an incredible support team I was able to deliver without any drugs or intervention.

I am deliriously happy.

Thank you for all of the support and love we have received from you.

With love,
Amanda, Alan and Olivia

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