Stargate SG-1: Season 2, Episode 1

The Serpent's Lair (26 Jun. 1998)

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As the Goa'uld attack fleet approach Earth, all four members of the SG-1 team are taken prisoner. They get help from an unexpected source when Bre'tac, Teal'c's mentor, reveals that he is ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Robert Wisden ...
Peter Williams ...
Laara Sadiq ...
Douglas Arthurs ...
Kah'l (as Douglas H. Arthurs)
Jaffa #1 (as Michael Brynjolfson)
Jaffa #2
Bernie Neufeld ...
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As the Goa'uld attack fleet approach Earth, all four members of the SG-1 team are taken prisoner. They get help from an unexpected source when Bre'tac, Teal'c's mentor, reveals that he is on board. Apophis has delayed the attack until his son Klorel is revived, giving them some time to prepare. SG-1 has used all of the C4 on one of the two ships but must find a way to dispose of the second. Back at Stargate Command, Lt. Col. Bert Samuels arrives as a Pentagon liaison officer but also reveals a new weapon they have developed. General Hammond is dubious. They begin to transport humans to transport humans to an Alpha site in order to ensure the continuation of mankind. Written by garykmcd

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In Sky's Top 10 Stargate Episodes, it was voted into 10th place. See more »


After Klorel is told by Apophis to destroy a city we see him teleporting back to his ship, but the molecular deconstruction flashes appear over Apophis' face, even though the teleporter is behind him. See more »


Bra'tac: We shall have to cross that bridge when we come to it.
Jack O'Neill: You know, that particular cliché doesn't... always work.
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Featured in Stargate SG-1: Out of Mind (1999) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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great opening of season two
14 May 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Season two picks in were season one stopped which is normal because it was an open ending at season one. But this episode is so great and finally has something to do with science-fiction.

The opening of season two takes you back to the Goa'uld attack on earth. SG-1 is taken prisoner but Teal'c his mentor, Bra'tac, is out there to rescue SG-1 and help them to destroy the mother ships to save earth. Still on earth they are making mankind ready to bring them to an Alpha site to be sure that mankind survives. Of course the whole stargate project is under fire by the government but towards the end it comes clear that SG-1 saved earth and the existence of SG-1 is secured.

This episode is really great and has a lot of humour coming from Colonel Jack. There are fight scene's going on that really hurt Daniel and explosions are also included. Pure Sci-Fi with great entertainment.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 1/5

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