Following on a Tok'ra tip, SG-1 goes to a planet where they find the hated Apophis, nearly dying and under attack by death-gliders. They get back with him, realizing he was tortured by a ... See full summary »



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Following on a Tok'ra tip, SG-1 goes to a planet where they find the hated Apophis, nearly dying and under attack by death-gliders. They get back with him, realizing he was tortured by a rival system-lord, with lasting harm. Apophis demands sanctuary, provided Dr. Fraiser can save his life, at least on account of the human host, but without a sarcophagus the prognosis for his symbiont is lousy; he offers all his Goa'uld knowledge in exchange for a new host, i.e. his life, revealing he was defeated by the terrible Sokar, once supreme system lord till an alliance lead by Ra and Apophis unseated him. The confrontation with Daniel, on account on Amaunet/Sha're and their son Klorel, and with former prime Teal'c, is bitter for all three. The Tok'ra send Martouf, to warn the Taurai must hand over Apophis, but their warning is ignored- until Sokar proves he can bombard the iris with accelerated particles and ultimately cut trough it, so the White House orders his extradition, but before they ... Written by KGF Vissers

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12 February 1999 (USA)  »

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O'Neill calls the signaling device a GDO. This acronym actually stands for Garage Door Opener. See more »


When Teal'c pulls the blanket off the face of the dead Apophis, Peter Williams opens his eyes and blinks once. See more »


Apophis: I am worth far more to you than you will admit.
Jack O'Neill: You tell me what are you worth?
Apophis: Your people, they are still primitive. They will be destroyed.
Jack O'Neill: You don't look like you're up to it.
Apophis: Not me. There is another.
Jack O'Neill: Yeah? Who?
Apophis: There is much you would learn from me, Tau'ri.
[breathes heavily]
Apophis: But for that knowledge there is a price.
[O'Neill rolls his eyes]
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Featured in Stargate SG-1: Rules of Engagement (1999) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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A New Enemy Comes
5 October 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The SG-1 believes that has been contacted by the Tok'ra and the team goes to a desert planet. Out of the blue, a spacecraft crashes on the sand and the pilot is Apophis that demands sanctuary. The group brings him to Earth and Dr. Janet Fraiser tells that he is terminal. Further, Samantha realizes that he was brutally tortured by his enemy Sokar. Apophis offers his knowledge provided he gets a new host but the SGC refuses the proposal. Meanwhile Martouf arrives on Earth and advises the SG-1 and General Hammond to deliver Apophis to Sokar, but his proposal is not accepted. But soon Sokar demands Apophis and attacks the Iris that protected the access to the SGC. Will the Iris and the SGC resist to the attack?

"Serpent's Song" is an episode where a new enemy is introduced, Sokar. The end of Apophis is not to be celebrated since the Sarcophagus can revive him for Sokar to torture him again. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Serpent's Song"

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