|SG-1 Season 5|
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As they try to come to terms with the loss of Dr. Daniel Jackson, SG-1, now a three-man team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: to rescue an Asgard scientist left stranded but the mission quickly becomes complicated by the fact that both Osiris and Anubis seek the Asgard lab in question.
Previously on Stargate SG-1Edit
An Asgard ship confronts two Goa'uld Ha'taks in orbit of the planet Adara II. Thor contacts one of the ships, which is under the command of Osiris, and orders them to retreat because they are in violation of the Protected Planets Treaty. She refuses, so Thor opens fire; surprisingly, his weapons have no effect.
They talk about the situation with Sam expressing her despair and unwillingness to believe if Daniel is truly dead.
Freyr informs them about the Goa'uld attack on the planet and that Thor was killed. With the Goa'uld showing that they have more advanced weapons, the Asgard can no longer be certain of victory when dealing with superior numbers, and therefore none of the Protected Planets are safe, including Earth. He also asks them to rescue a scientist, who is trapped on the planet with Colonel Jack O'Neill agreeing to do so.
As they prepare to leave, Sam tries to talk with Jack, only for Jack to shut her down, stating that they've got a mission. SG-1 takes a Tel'tak to the planet, and Sam talks with Teal'c about Daniel en route.
When they arrive, they are beamed into a hidden laboratory. There they meet the scientist Heimdall, who informs them that Thor is still alive and imprisoned by the Goa'uld. They are able to contact him but he refuses to be rescued because Anubis will soon arrive and Heimdall's research is too important. Heimdall informs them that the Asgard are all clones and they are suffering from genetic degradation. They then develop a plan to rescue Thor and when Anubis arrives, Jack and Teal'c transport onto Osiris' ship. With Sam's help they are able to avoid capture.
In the meantime Anubis confronts Thor with a device which will be implanted in his brain and link with the ship's computer. Later Osiris orders the coolant of the engines to be vented into the lower decks. This stuns Jack and Teal'c, rendering both of them unconscious.
On the planet Heimdall shows Sam his research work – an ancient Asgard who he's researching to find out how to make the Asgard reproduce sexually. Heimdall beams to the Tel'tak with the research while Sam remains behind.
On Anubis' ship the imprisoned Jack and Teal'c are contacted by Thor, who is able to control the ship's computer through the mental link. He opens their cell and guides them through the ship.
In the meantime, the laboratory is found by the Goa'uld and they use their weapons to blow a way to it so that they can transport inside it.
Afterward, Osiris and some troops enter the laboratory and capture Sam with Osiris demanding to know where Daniel is. Sam tells Osiris to forget it.
In response, Osiris proceeds to torture Sam with the Kara kesh.
Back on the ship, Jack and Teal'c are still examining the crystals at a loss at what to do before Jack powers up his staff weapon and destroys the crystals, resulting in the ship's systems going offline.
In the main control room, the Jaffa Commander informs Anubis of this with Anubis telling the Commander to repair the systems.
Back in the underground lab, Osiris stops torturing Sam with the Kara kesh and asks her again where Daniel is. Sam replies that Daniel's dead which leaves Osiris stunned. He tells Sam that she's lying with Sam telling Osiris to go to Hell.
Thanks to Jack destroying the crystals, Heimdall is able to beam Jack, Teal'c, Thor and Sam, who was questioned by Osiris, onto the Tel'tak. However, because of the device in Thor's brain they are located and nearly destroyed with the first shot preventing them from escaping in hyperspace with Teal'c remarking that they cannot sustain another hit.
Back at SGC, Sam informs the others about the situation of the Asgard and Thor and that Thor fell in a coma when the device was removed from his brain.
That night, O'Neill, Carter, and Teal'c are on their way out of the base to go out to eat when there is an odd breeze inside the base. Though no one is really sure what caused it, as Jack enters the elevator he smiles.
|Appearances for Revelations|
Freyr: There has been an incident with the Goa'uld.
O'Neill: An incident?
Freyr: Commander Thor has been killed.
Carter (Asgard Hologram): (Waves at a group of Osiris/Anubis Jaffa to distract them) Hey, guys!! What's happenin'?
Anubis: (To Thor) I think you'll find many things have changed ... since my return.
Teal'c: Our chances of escape are negligible.
O'Neill: Oh, I don't know. All we've got to do is bust out of here, take out every Jaffa between here and the pel'tak, commandeer the ship, and fly on home.
Teal'c: I stand corrected.
Thor: The Goa'uld are attempting to download the information stored in my pre-frontal cortex. It is only a matter of time before they break through my mental defenses.
O'Neill: Yeah well, you know. Love to help you, but we've got our own problems here.
Thor: I am aware of your situation. I believe I can rewrite some minor subroutines in the security protocol.
Teal'c: To what end? (the doors open)
Osiris: (in Sarah Gardner's voice) Report.
Jaffa: The battle with Lord Yu does not go well. We request reinforcements.
Osiris: That stubborn old man simply refuses to die!!!
O'Neill: Thor! Buddy!
Thor: O'Neill. You can not take me with you.
O'Neill: Why not?
Thor: The link between myself and the Goa'uld ship has not been severed. They will be able to track our position. You must leave me behind.
O'Neill: Right. That doesn't work for me. It's not an option, okay?
O'Neill: Any ideas?
Heimdall: We can not risk capture. We must destroy the ship ourselves.
O'Neill: Any good ideas?
- This episode broke the Stargate SG-1 tradition of ending the season with the cliffhanger at the end of a two-parter. There is a meta-reference to this in the final lines of the episode.
- It is revealed that Major General George S. Hammond served in the Vietnam War in this episode.
- It is revealed that the Asgard race is dying, as their only method of reproduction is through cloning. By cloning themselves over and over, their genetic code has decayed considerably.
- Some of the Jaffa in the patrol ambushed by Teal'c, Colonel Jack O'Neill and the hologram of Major Samantha Carter bear the mark of Apophis.
- O'Neill says to Teal'c "I don't think we're that much of a nuisance just yet." He said exactly the same thing in "The Enemy Within" soon after Stargate Command first learn of the threat posed by the Goa'uld.
- This is the last original episode to air on Showtime. Season Six and beyond aired on the Sci-Fi Channel.
- Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson) does not appear in this episode. However, it is implied at the end that the breeze SG-1 feels is Daniel. Michael Shanks does appear as the voice of Thor. This is the last episode where Michael Shanks would be listed in the main cast until season 7. This is also the only season finale not to feature Jackson.
- Teryl Rothery (Dr. Janet Fraiser) does the voice of Heimdall in this episode. Heimdall was 100% computer animated, as the Asgard puppet was needed to play Thor. According to the episode audio commentary, Rothery appeared on set wearing a T-shirt with an Asgard image on it. This created a distraction on set as Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, and Christopher Judge were forced to speak to a blinking light on Rothery's chest.
- David Palffy (Anubis) previously played Sokar in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Jolinar's Memories" and "The Devil You Know". This led to some confusion among fans when David's name appeared in the credits.
- In the scene where they reach the door to the shield-generator room just before they are knocked out, as they were walking towards the door, out of the corner of the set Amanda Tapping is seen ducked down.
- When Freyr walks through the Stargate, Major Samantha Carter walks in the gate room and immediately recognizes that it is Freyr who comes through before anything is said. It has been stated in other episodes that the only way to tell the Asgard apart is their voice but Carter knew this was Freyr before he says anything. *Although it's possible that since each Asgard is a slightly different color, that she recognized him by his color... it was Dr. Daniel Jackson who stated in the season 10 episode "Unending" that he could tell that the Asgard standing in front of them was Thor by his voice, which was a joke based on Michael Shanks playing the voice of Thor.
- Assuming the Asgard have a similar cellular structure to humans, continuous cloning shouldn't damage their DNA unless their means of extracting is in imperfect, which given their level of technology is doubtful. Parent cells give an exact copy of their DNA to their child cells during replication. Cells with damaged DNA typically commit apoptosis, which is a cellular version of self-destruction, to prevent the risk of their DNA damaging the entire body. This invalidates the entire plotline of the Asgard dying through their use of clones.
- As the DNA strand divides and replicates, the ends of telomeres are used up. As a result, the more clones one created of themselves the more of the telomeres are used up and the more degradation there is. This concept was later explored with Carson Becket in Atlantis. Carson had to take weekly injections to prevent his clone body from dying.
- Won Gemini for "Best Visual Effects" (James Tichenor, Mark Breakspear, Adam de Bosch Kemper, Shannon Gurney, Robin Hackl, Kevin Little, Krista McLean and Craig Van Den Biggelaar)
- Nominated Leo for "Dramatic Series: Best Visual Effects" (James Tichenor, Michelle Comens, Shannon Gurney, Krista McLean, Neil McBean, Brian Harder, Adam de Bosch Kemper, Derek Stevenson, Greg Hansen, Bruce Woloshyn)
- Nominated Primetime Emmy for "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series" (James Tichenor, Michelle Comens, Shannon Gurney, Robin Hackl, Adam de Bosch Kemper, Mark Breakspear, Craig Van Den Biggelaar and Krista McLean)
- Nominated VES Award for "Best Character Animation in a Live Action Televised Program, Music Video, or Commercial" (James Tichenor, Craig Van Den Biggelaar, Kevin Little and Adam de Bosch Kemper)
In other languagesEdit
- French: Révélations (Revelations)
- Italian: Rivelazioni (Revelations)
- Spanish: Revelaciones (Revelations)
- Czech: Překvapivá odhalení (Surprising Revelations)
- Hungarian: Felismerések (Recognitions)
- German: Das Geheimnis der Asgard (The Secret of the Asgard)
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