Stargate SG-1: Season 9, Episode 8

Babylon (9 Sep. 2005)

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SG-1 investigates a planet that is said to be the home of the Warriors of Sodan, a legendary tribe of Jaffa said to have not served the Goa'uld in hundreds of years. In an encounter with ... See full summary »

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SG-1 investigates a planet that is said to be the home of the Warriors of Sodan, a legendary tribe of Jaffa said to have not served the Goa'uld in hundreds of years. In an encounter with the warriors, Mitchell deals a deadly blow to one of the Sodan and is captured and taken to their village. There he awaits a battle to the death as punishment for his crime. Written by trekkie4christ

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The two brothers Jolan and Volnek are played by Brothers Jason George and Jarvis W. George respectively. See more »

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When Jolan stabs the middle bag of sand, the holes are visible in the other two bags which are empty. The one on the left has a hole several inches from the bottom and would not empty fully through a hole so placed. See more »

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Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman: We're receiving an IDC, sir. It's Colonel Mitchell.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: You're kidding.
Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman: I would never do that, sir.
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Bah!
1 February 2011 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Yet another really annoying Jaffa, spouting meaningless bulls**t about honour and vengeance while refusing to listen to reason. Isn't this getting old? Don't the writers see how downright stupid this is?

Anyway; while the concept isn't all bad for this one, the execution is. SG-1 are looking for a group of Jaffa called the Sodan. Naturally, they're hostile morons who attack without warning. Mitchell gets hit and captured, but not without wounding one of the Sodan, whom gets taken back to the SGC. The way this is done seems a bit contrived, but all in the name of plot I guess.

A Sodan named Jolan trains Mitchell in the fighting ways of the Sodan so he can get killed in a ritualistic fight against the brother of the Sodan he shot. He also tries to convince the Sodan that the Ori are false gods. SG-1 try to get Mitchell back while working on an anti-Prior device AND convincing "their" Sodan that the Ori are false gods.

The clever (though not original) twist of this episode is that Jolan turns out to be the brother of the Sodan Mitchell shot, and also that Jolan tricks both his brethren and Mitchell in order to save him. This episode is an utter mess, but for this twist I'll give it a 2.


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