The SG-1 team travels to a planet that is populated by what may be the descendants of Mongol tribesmen relocated from Earth. The warriors are brave and fierce but the object of their interest is Sam Carter. In their society, woman are not permitted to show their face in public and are not even allowed to speak, on pain of death. She is kidnapped by a young man who trades her to an opposing tribe in the hopes of getting the chieftain's daughter Nya in return. He is refused as Nya has been promised to another chieftain in marriage but Sam tries to get the young woman to refuse the marriage and go against her father's wishes.The result is that Nya is sentenced to death by stoning. Written by
Did You Know?
When Carter is in Turghev's camp chopping vegetables we see three potatoes on the tray/bowl. While potatoes are an important staple in contemporary Mongolia ( annual consumption ~ 100 pounds per capita) these Mongols were taken from Earth around the 12th century and potatoes were only known on the South American continent untill the 17th century. See more
The people are identified as Mongols. But among the real Mongols, women played an active role and were not restricted in the way the show says. See more
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