This episode is part 3 of 3; it is preceded by "Crusade" and "Camelot".

"Flesh and Blood" is the first episode of the tenth season of Stargate SG-1.


Four Ori warships arrive through the Supergate and wiped out most of the fleet protecting the Milky Way. Vala Mal Doran gives birth to Adria, who is growing quickly in order to spread the word of Origin. After the survivors of the battle are rescued, Stargate Command learns of the Ori's first target, Chulak.

Previously on Stargate SG-1[]

Vala Mal Doran makes contact from the Alteran Home Galaxy and informs SG-1 that she is pregnant with a child that is the will of the Ori and the Ori are building a fleet of ships and they are preparing to leave. The Ori manage to build a Supergate in the Milky Way and Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter is unable to dial out before the Ori can dial in. The gate opens and four Ori warships emerge and attack the fleet consisting of Tau'ri, Asgard, Jaffa, Tok'ra and Lucian Alliance ships. Several Ha'taks are destroyed in the battle as well as the Korolev with Carter being left stranded, floating in space where she watches the carnage unfold with the battle ending with the Ori ships eventually winning the battle against the Milky Way Galaxy's allied forces while on board on one of the Ori warships, Vala realizes to her horror that her waters have broken which means that she's going into labor.


On board an Ori warship, Vala Mal Doran gives birth to her miracle child, a baby girl with a Prior proclaiming that the baby girl who is the chosen Champion of the Ori and also the Orici will lead the Ori to victory over and any all unbelievers. The four Ori warships then head into hyperspace.

In the aftermath of the battle, Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter is floating in space near the Stargate (she lost her magnetic grip when the Supergate came online, which has her left stranded in space). She radios for help but gets no responses whatsoever. Worse still, she only has a few hours of life support left. Her transmission for help eventually reaches Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell, her fellow SG-1 team member and also SG-1's new team leader who is lying unconscious in an X-302 hyperspace fighter that in a flashback is what Mitchell used to successfully escape the Korolev mere seconds before it exploded after the Ori warships attacked it. They talk about what happened, only to be interrupted when they both hear Colonel Paul Emerson, the commander of the Earth ship Odyssey. Mitchell gets permission to board the Odyssey but the crew of the Odyssey are unable to beam Carter back on board, simply because their beaming technology is offline due to damage sustained in the Battle of P3Y-229 and also because they're still undergoing repairs. When the Asgard beams fail, Mitchell chooses to bring the Odyssey directly to Carter despite Carter's misgivings. The plan soon works and Carter is eventually brought on board thanks to Mitchell who gets a little help from Kvsair.

On the Ori warship, Vala is shocked to see that her daughter has already begun changing, aging rapidly in a matter of hours up to the point where she is twelve years old. The girl is the "Orici", programmed with the knowledge of her race – and with their power – destined to lead the Ori on a campaign for galactic domination. Though attended by servants and worshipers, she remains a human child who yearns for love and approval from her mother.

The Ori fleet has arrived in the Milky Way galaxy ("Camelot"), with Dr. Daniel Jackson (who managed to ring off the Korolev as it was destroyed) and Vala on board one of their ships. Ori warriors roam the halls, while peasants serve as staff on the ship. Vala visits her child in the impressive "Orici's Room," and learns that the young girl knows and believes all that the Ori do about ascension. When Vala askes her name she says she is called "Orici". The girl, trying to get Vala's approval, wonders what Vala would have chosen for her name. Vala tells her that she always imaged if she had a girl she'd name her Adria. She accuses Vala of trying to humanize her, but accepts the name nonetheless.

Adria then proceeds to tell Vala the Ori's version of events. Adria claims that it was the Ancients who tried to destroy the Ori for their beliefs, and not the other way around – and that the Ori most certainly do ascend their followers, contrary to what the Ancients have told them. She even further claims that it is the Ancients, and not the Ori, who drain power from their followers. They created human life in the Milky Way galaxy to gain enough power to destroy the Ori – making this bloody crusade a preemptive strike against the true "evil" with young Adria insisting that all those who cannot be made to follow the true path must be destroyed or all will be lost to evil. Vala wonders if it's a preemptive strike with young Adria stating that it does not matter what she calls it but the cause is just and the truth will see the Ori through to victory.

Elsewhere, the Odyssey squares off against the sole remaining ship of the Lucian Alliance fleet, whose crew, more importantly the leader Netan have decided that Teal'c talked them into joining the battle against the Ori ships to weaken the Lucian fleet. Both ships are heavily damaged, but the Lucian Ha'tak mothership has no weapons functionality. Unfortunately, two more Lucian ships exit hyperspace in the vicinity. Three more Ha'taks, however, exit hyperspace nearby as well – commanded not by the Alliance, but by Bra'tac. Before a firefight can ensue, the two fresh Lucian ships open fire on and destroy the disabled original before leaving. Luckily, Carter and Kvasir manage to fix the Odyssey's Asgard transporter in time and beam Teal'c aboard just as the ship is destroyed.

Daniel finds Vala asking her what has happened and she says she had a baby. When he asks about the child she begins to rant about how her father was right about children and how they cause problems. She explains to him that baby was the Ori's way to sneak one of thier own over the border and it's the their way of cheating the ascended rules. Since the Ori cannot come to this galaxy without confronting the Ancients, they created Adria to lead thier armies. Vala tells Daniel that she gave the girl the name Adria, who was her stepmother, "a witch of a woman". 

While Daniel and Vala deal with her daughter, the rest of the team joins Bra'tac and the Jaffa in an assault on three ships in orbit of the Jaffa planet Chulak. The Odyssey is left behind to finish repairs on its hyperdrive and then go back to Earth for full repairs. Adria is leading the conquest of the planet, on board a ship that has landed on the surface. Vala hopes to sway her daughter, challenging her decision to slaughter innocent people.

Carter radios the Ori ships in the hopes of contacting any survivors of the Korolev, the Russian-commanded Earth ship destroyed by the Ori. Daniel finds his radio and responds, assuring Carter that he made it okay. He and Vala hope to stun Adria and capture her. It is learned that the Russians discovered that the Ori ships have a weakness: their shields flicker slightly at the moment their weapons fire, allowing Transportation rings onto the Ori ships. Daniel used this weakness at the last second as the ship was about to explode.

Meanwhile, two of Bra'tac's three Ha'taks have been destroyed. The crew attempts to send a powerful explosive aboard an Ori warship, taking advantage of the shield "flicker". Unfortunately, this does not work, and Bra'tac resolves to ram the Ori ship. As the ship heads towards destruction, the Odyssey suddenly drops out of hyperspace, having come to help. At Mitchell's order, the Odyssey beams aboard himself, Teal'c, Carter and Bra'tac upon whom he'd planted a locator beacon just in case they came to help. Seconds later, the Ha'tak impacts the Ori shields, following Carter's prediction that it would not even come into contact with the ship's hull with the Ha'tak being destroyed while the Ori ship moves on, unaffected.

Inside the ship on the planet's surface, Vala attempts to convince Adria to question her faith in the Ori, but Daniel enters before his cue being pushed by her husband Tomin with his weapon. Tomin had realized that Daniel is not one of the Ori soldiers. Tomin attempts to shoot Daniel with his staff weapon, but Vala jumps into the path of the blast. As Adria and Tomin rush to Vala's side, Daniel stuns them using the Ori stun weapon mounted on his wrist.

Before they can leave the room, flames spring up in front of the door, and a Prior steps through. But before he can do anything significant, Daniel realizes that he is about to beamed aboard the Odyssey and grabs Vala, causing them both to be beamed to safety, but, to Vala's disappointment, leaving behind Adria, who she believes could have been a powerful ally if convinced to denounce the Ori. Instead she is left unconscious on the floor while the Prior is left seething at the fact that he has been denied the chance to kill both Daniel and Vala.

The Odyssey then jumps into hyperspace, escaping while also narrowly avoiding a shot from one of the Ori ships.

As SG-1 recuperates and discuss Adria, the Ori have complete superiority in the Milky Way. Mitchell says that he's not giving up and that he will fight to his dying breath but he believes that they need a new plan.


Appearances for Flesh and Blood





Sentient Species



Notable quotes[]

Emerson: Why would the first wave just leave us behind? They had to know there were survivors.
Mitchell: They need witnesses. Their goal is not to kill us all, it's to convert us. Their wish is to go forth and tell everybody how they kicked our asses.

Vala: You know, I never thought I'd agree with my father but now I'm starting to remember about how he used to go about, you nurture them, and you raise them, and you teach them the best that you can, and then all they do is break your heart. I always assumed that his experience was just tainted by me.
Jackson: What are you talking about?
Vala: Wow. She started off all sweet and innocent and now she's hell bent on domination of the galaxy.
Jackson: What? How old is she?
Vala: A few hours. The Ori used me to sneak one of their own over the border.

Vala: She's been genetically altered – she'll be a fully grown figurehead in a day or so. If she takes after her mother she'll have a pretty good figure, too.
Jackson: This is bad.
Vala: You're telling me. Origin is about to become a lot more appealing to the males of this galaxy.

Vala: She wanted me to give her a name.
Jackson: And?
Vala: Adria. Told her it was my mother's.
Jackson: Not?
Vala: Step-mother. Witch of a woman.
Jackson: The more I get to know you, the more I understand.
Vala: What?
Jackson: Nothing.

Landry: You know, if I had the salaries they pay those idiot blowhard politicians to put into my budget... I'm sorry did I say that out loud?

Mitchell: Unfortunately, right now there is no war. In a war you've got two sides fighting. All we have is a lot of winning by the bad guys.


Main Characters

Guest Stars


  • "Flesh and Blood" marks actress Claudia Black's ("Vala Mal Doran") first appearance as a series regular and also her first ever appearance in the opening credits. Black first appeared in the mid-season eight episode "Prometheus Unbound," then returned for eight episodes (six at the beginning and two at the end) of season nine and during those appearances, she was either credited as a Guest Star or Special Guest Star.


  • When Colonel Paul Emerson and Mitchell are debriefing while walking down a corridor on the Odyssey, Emerson gets called to the bridge. As he says "What is it major?", Emerson and Mitchell walk off the set, and we can momentarily see the plywood set backs.

Other languages[]

  • French: L'Oricy (The Orici) (The change in spelling may be due to the will to give a more "Englishy" dimension to the name, even if it is pronounced more according to the Italian fashion: Oreetshee. "Ori" is pronounced "Oree")
  • Italian: Carne e Sangue (Flesh and Blood)
  • Spanish: De Carne y Hueso (Of Flesh and Bone)
  • Czech: Z masa a kostí (Of Flesh and Bone)
  • Hungarian: Hús és vér (Flesh and Blood)
  • German: Fleisch und Blut (Flesh and Blood)

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