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== Précis ==
 
== Précis ==
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== SciFi.com Official Summary ==
 
== SciFi.com Official Summary ==
  
''The official summary is not yet available as this episode has yet to air in the United States.''
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On the planet Dar Eshkalon, a bombing rips apart a peaceful Jaffa summit. Many Jaffa are killed instantly. Teal'c and Bra'tac are both badly injured. SG–1 rescues them, but Teal'c endures a long recovery only to discover that his mentor Bra'tac still lies comatose in Stargate Command's infirmary.
  
== Episode Spoilers ==
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Jaffa intelligence sources suggest that the mastermind behind the bombing was probably Arkad, a power-hungry and dishonorable Jaffa who was a nemesis of Teal'c's — and may even have murdered Teal'c's mother — when they were both First Primes. Recently, Arkad has converted to Origin and is using the religion to consolidate power over all Jaffa. He bombed the summit to murder those who oppose him.
  
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No one &mdash; not even SG–1 &mdash; can now stand in the way of Teal'c's renewed fury at Arkad. Leaving his teammates behind, Teal'c storms across the galaxy to seek revenge. With frightening intensity, he tracks down and interrogates those who can help him find his quarry.
  
===Storyline===
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Back on Earth, SG–1's concern for Teal'c only grows after Bra'tac awakens. The old Jaffa warrior warns them that Arkad is an especially formidable enemy. As if to support this, SG–22 returns from a recon mission with rumors that Arkad plans to launch a devastating sneak attack against Earth.
  
The choice to follow the Ori is being made by several of the Free Jaffa, including one of Bra’tac’s and Teal’c’s former pupils, Arkad. A strong warrior in his own right, Arkad claims to have a fleet more than ten times the size of that of any Goa’uld. He is prepared to order his fleet to attack Earth if the Tau’ri continue to interfere in the Jaffa’s freedom to choose their own path. As a way to define his purpose, he has named his group the Illac Renin (in Ancient, loosely translated, means “Kingdom of the Path”).
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Next, surprisingly, Arkad himself contacts Stargate Command. He claims that rogue forces, not his own army, are orchestrating the attack on Earth. He urges Gen. Landry and SG–1 to wait peacefully as he deals with the problem himself, but also issues a thinly veiled warning that the slightest Tau'ri aggression against him will be answered by overwhelming force.
  
Arkad threatens Earth after his group has performed a most horrendous deed: they bombed a gathering of Jaffa at Dar Ashkalon who wished to oppose the Ori and the Jaffa’s turning to Origin. Thirty-two Jaffa were killed, including twelve Jaffa who were gathered at the summit, eighteen innocent bystanders, and two children.
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SG–1 believes that Arkad is lying and actually is masterminding the planned attack. Unfortunately, they lack proof, and the International Oversight Advisory can't authorize a pre-emptive attack against Arkad based on SG–1's collective intuition. Furthermore, the IOA fears that if Teal'c assassinates Arkad, he'll be seen as acting on behalf of Earth, and the whole planet will suffer the retribution for this Tau'ri aggression. Accordingly, the IOA orders SG–1 to stop Teal'c before he can carry out his revenge.
  
Bra’tac and Teal’c were at the summit. Both were injured in the blast, Bra’tac more severely than Teal’c. Bra’tac is taken to the SGC infirmary where Dr. Lam takes care of him and places him in intensive care.
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Knowing that Teal'c will never stand down willingly, his teammates realize that they must hunt down and capture their friend. Their distaste for the job perhaps explains why they do it half-heartedly. Teal'c escapes them, forces his way into Arkad's stronghold &mdash; and is promptly shot and captured. Unless he can find new reserves of strength, his quest for revenge will end in his death.
 
 
SG-3, under the command of Col. Reynolds, helps in the clean-up following the bombing. He discovers that Arkad plans to attack Earth to impress his group. Word is that Arkad is stockpiling weapons grade Naquadah for a coordinated attack against the Tau’ri.
 
 
 
Teal’c ignores his teammates and goes on a one-man quest for vengeance. He follows various leads on Arkad’s whereabouts. He knows that Arkad is responsible for the attack because he saw him there. Along the way, Teal’c is aided by a barkeep who stuns two thugs who attempt to overpower him while he is interviewing Lizan, a follower of the Ori and great opponent of the Jaffa, but one who knows much about Arkad’s operation.
 
 
 
Teal’c finds Ba’kal, one of Arkad’s followers who set the three explosives which killed the 32 Jaffa at the summit. Teal’c goes so far as to remove the Jaffa’s symbiote, killing it, and to plant a bomb in his empty pouch in order to obtain from him what he wants to know — primarily, Arkad’s whereabouts.
 
 
 
If Teal’c had only stayed with his team, he would have known that Arkad was on Earth at the SGC. Still too weak to confront Arkad when he comes to Earth to speak with General Landry, Mitchell, Daniel, Carter, and Vala, Bra’tac permits Daniel to speak on his behalf. Following the meeting, Mitchell and Daniel visit Bra’tac in intensive care to determine why Arkad claims to have far more power than he actually does and why he wishes to draw Earth into a confrontation.
 
 
 
In the meantime, Teal’c gets closer to his own confrontation on a smaller, more personal scale &mdash; with Arkad…
 
 
 
===Production Notes===
 
 
 
*Before cameras: August 25-September 5.
 
*Talion: A punishment identical to the offense, as the death penalty for murder. ([http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/talion Dictionary.com: Talion])
 
*<font color="#AC4516">"Next week we shoot another fight involving Ben, and..............well............it's a surprise!" &mdash; James Bamford, Gateworld Forum, August 24, 2006.</font>
 
 
 
'''Note that all spoilers are subject to change before the finished episode is produced.'''
 
  
 
== Cast ==
 
== Cast ==
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* [[Tony Amendola]] as [[Bra'tac]]
 
* [[Tony Amendola]] as [[Bra'tac]]
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* [[Craig Fairbrass]] as [[Arkad]]
 
* [[Eric Breker]] as [[Reynolds|Col. Reynolds]]
 
* [[Eric Breker]] as [[Reynolds|Col. Reynolds]]
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* [[Peter Kent]] as [[Ba'kal]]
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* [[Gary Jones]] as [[Walter Harriman|Sgt. Harriman]]
 
* [[Lexa Doig]] as [[Carolyn Lam|Dr. Carolyn Lam]]
 
* [[Lexa Doig]] as [[Carolyn Lam|Dr. Carolyn Lam]]
* [[Gary Jones]] as [[Walter Harriman|Sgt. Harriman]]
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* [[John Tench]] as [[Lizan]]
* Arkad
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* [[Megan Elizabeth]] as Jaffa Girl
* Lizan
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* [[Aaron Brooks]] as [[Nisal]]
* Ba’kal
 
* Barkeep
 
* Ki’ara
 
* Nisal  
 
* Jaffa Girl
 
  
 
== Production ==
 
== Production ==
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* [[Earth]]
 
* [[Earth]]
 
* [[Free Jaffa Nation]]
 
* [[Free Jaffa Nation]]
* [[Naquadah]]
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* [[Illac Renin]]
* [[Ori]]
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* [[International Oversight Advisory (IOA)]]
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* [[Ori|Origin]]
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* [[SG-1]]
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* [[SG-22]]
 
* [[Stargate Command (SGC)]]
 
* [[Stargate Command (SGC)]]
  
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* [[10.17 "Talion" Transcript]]
 
* [[10.17 "Talion" Transcript]]
 
* Previous: [[10.16 "Bad Guys" Episode Guide]]
 
* Previous: [[10.16 "Bad Guys" Episode Guide]]
* Next:  
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* Next: [[10.18 "Family Ties" Episode Guide]]
  
 
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== Production Notes ===
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*Before cameras: August 25-September 5, 2006.
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*Talion: A punishment identical to the offense, as the death penalty for murder. ([http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/talion Dictionary.com: Talion])
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*"Next week we shoot another fight involving Ben, and..............well............it's a surprise!" &mdash; James Bamford, fight coordinator, Gateworld Forum, August 24, 2006.
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*"The character development I would really like to see more of is actually answered in the next episode [interview was conducted during the filming of "Bad Guys"] where I haven’t had many scenes with Beau [Bridges], General Landry, and I have a few scenes with General Landry where we kind of butt heads so I’m very interested in exploring that aspect of character development, definitively." &mdash; Christopher Judge, The SciFi World, September 10, 2006.
  
 
== Further Reading ==
 
== Further Reading ==
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* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=647 Solutions Spoiler Blog: Talion]
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* [http://forum.gateworld.net Gateworld Forum]
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* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=666 Solutions Spoiler Blog: Family Ties (and Lexa Doig appearances)]
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* [http://www.thescifiworld.net/interviews/christopher_judge_01.htm The SciFi World interview with Christopher Judge]
  
 
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--[[User:DeeKayP|DeeKayP]] 20:46, 18 August 2006 (PDT)

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Précis

A terrorist bombing of a Jaffa council meeting ends with several deaths, including those of innocent bystanders and children. Teal’c seeks revenge when he discovers that one of his former rivals is behind the slaughter.

Guide | Transcript

SciFi.com Official Summary

On the planet Dar Eshkalon, a bombing rips apart a peaceful Jaffa summit. Many Jaffa are killed instantly. Teal'c and Bra'tac are both badly injured. SG–1 rescues them, but Teal'c endures a long recovery only to discover that his mentor Bra'tac still lies comatose in Stargate Command's infirmary.

Jaffa intelligence sources suggest that the mastermind behind the bombing was probably Arkad, a power-hungry and dishonorable Jaffa who was a nemesis of Teal'c's — and may even have murdered Teal'c's mother — when they were both First Primes. Recently, Arkad has converted to Origin and is using the religion to consolidate power over all Jaffa. He bombed the summit to murder those who oppose him.

No one — not even SG–1 — can now stand in the way of Teal'c's renewed fury at Arkad. Leaving his teammates behind, Teal'c storms across the galaxy to seek revenge. With frightening intensity, he tracks down and interrogates those who can help him find his quarry.

Back on Earth, SG–1's concern for Teal'c only grows after Bra'tac awakens. The old Jaffa warrior warns them that Arkad is an especially formidable enemy. As if to support this, SG–22 returns from a recon mission with rumors that Arkad plans to launch a devastating sneak attack against Earth.

Next, surprisingly, Arkad himself contacts Stargate Command. He claims that rogue forces, not his own army, are orchestrating the attack on Earth. He urges Gen. Landry and SG–1 to wait peacefully as he deals with the problem himself, but also issues a thinly veiled warning that the slightest Tau'ri aggression against him will be answered by overwhelming force.

SG–1 believes that Arkad is lying and actually is masterminding the planned attack. Unfortunately, they lack proof, and the International Oversight Advisory can't authorize a pre-emptive attack against Arkad based on SG–1's collective intuition. Furthermore, the IOA fears that if Teal'c assassinates Arkad, he'll be seen as acting on behalf of Earth, and the whole planet will suffer the retribution for this Tau'ri aggression. Accordingly, the IOA orders SG–1 to stop Teal'c before he can carry out his revenge.

Knowing that Teal'c will never stand down willingly, his teammates realize that they must hunt down and capture their friend. Their distaste for the job perhaps explains why they do it half-heartedly. Teal'c escapes them, forces his way into Arkad's stronghold — and is promptly shot and captured. Unless he can find new reserves of strength, his quest for revenge will end in his death.

Cast

Guest Stars

Production

Related Articles

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Production Notes =

  • Before cameras: August 25-September 5, 2006.
  • Talion: A punishment identical to the offense, as the death penalty for murder. (Dictionary.com: Talion)
  • "Next week we shoot another fight involving Ben, and..............well............it's a surprise!" — James Bamford, fight coordinator, Gateworld Forum, August 24, 2006.
  • "The character development I would really like to see more of is actually answered in the next episode [interview was conducted during the filming of "Bad Guys"] where I haven’t had many scenes with Beau [Bridges], General Landry, and I have a few scenes with General Landry where we kind of butt heads so I’m very interested in exploring that aspect of character development, definitively." — Christopher Judge, The SciFi World, September 10, 2006.

Further Reading


--DeeKayP 20:46, 18 August 2006 (PDT)