Stargate SG-1: Season 10, Episode 14

The Shroud (4 May 2007)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 422 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Daniel Jackson, who was left behind fighting off Adria while the other SG1-members escaped through the Stargate, is found working as a Prior: the best in the business, who doesn't need to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(developed for television by), (developed for television by), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
 
a list of 2592 titles
created 01 Mar 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 2721 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Shroud" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Shroud (04 May 2007)

The Shroud (04 May 2007) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stargate SG-1.
« Previous Episode | 207 of 213 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Christopher Gaze ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Daniel Jackson, who was left behind fighting off Adria while the other SG1-members escaped through the Stargate, is found working as a Prior: the best in the business, who doesn't need to use any threats to talk people into conversion to Origin. Hoping there is still some of his personality left, the team (plus General Jack O'Neill) kidnaps him. Daniel explains how he temporarily has Merlin's personality and knowledge in himself, and had deliberately allowed Adria to turn him into a Prior, while delaying to finish Merlin's weapon she'd wanted, meanwhile hoping to get an Ori ship for Earth's side. But time is running out, since the team took unexpectedly long to capture him. Still, the generals, Carter, and Vala are most reluctant to go along with releasing him and opening the wormhole he needs to bring the weapon through. Even the White House wants to kill him, or at best, keep him in stasis until he is reverted to his human nature by Merlin's genetic manipulation. But then his plan ... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Release Date:

4 May 2007 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Major General O'Neill goes up to the ship to meet Daniel Jackson the first time, he wearing the 1-star rank insignia of a brigadier general on each collar, instead of the 2-star insignia of a major general. He wears the correct number of stars, 2 on each collar, in the preceding and subsequent scenes, all of which give the impression of happening on the same day. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Daniel Jackson: Jack, you have to believe me.
Major General Jack O'Neill: Why?
Dr. Daniel Jackson: "Why?" Well, because, oh, I don't know, the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.
Major General Jack O'Neill: You know, that old chestnut's gettin' a little... old.
See more »

Connections

References One Life to Live (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

End Title
Written by Joel Goldsmith
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Priory of Daniel Jackson
22 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the end of "the quest", Daniel Jackson had been abducted by Vala's Hellspawn child-of- the-Ori "Adria" (the ever-beautiful Morena Baccarin from FireFly).

This is basically the continuation of that tale. We know that Merlin had dumped his knowledge into Daniels mind, but what we did not know was that Merlin and Daniel were living as one being, and that Merlin had planned this whole scenario from ages long past. The moment Daniel stuck his head into that machine, a certain course of events was destined to play out.

SG-1 hears about a strange Ori prior who is using the soft sell rather than the hellfire promises that regular Ori Priors use. That was all the clue they needed to suspect it was Daniel- and it was.

But what we have here is a dilemma of choices. Has Daniel been completely taken over by the Ori, Or is he still the Merlin-Daniel hybrid, acting out Merlin's plan to destroy the Ori? The whole thing could be an Ori trick to set off Merlin's device in our galaxy, destroying the ancients instead of the Ori.

As each member of SG-1 considers this choice Landry and Woolsey (Robert Picardo) also voice their concerns, and Woolsey's decision is far too drastic.

They even get Jack O'Neill (two L's) involved again- and that is what makes this episode the best episode of season 10.

Because once again we have the original SG-1 team working with the two new members of SG-1 that came from Farscape, Cam Mitchell (Ben Browder) and Vala Mal Daran (Claudia Black)- so it is one big happy family.

Is Daniel really speaking the truth, or is he going to go full-Ori on SG-1, once he gets onto the Ori Mothership? Is he going to hand the device over to Adria?

This episode is Michael Shank's shining hour- he has become a full Ori prior, and he plays the role believably, so much that we are not truly convinced he is telling the truth when he says he is playing a game of sorts. But even if he is lying, there are moments between Jackson and O'Neil that are so much like the conversations they had in seasons one through seven, and even though Jack O'Neill is not part of SG-1 any longer, he still knows Daniel Jackson and Daniel Jackson knows him, these two people know each other better than any other people in the world, or whatever world that they have a gated to in the past.

When it comes down to it this episode shows the human condition: that there has to be faith and there has to be trust even though there is the possibility that we will be lied to or somebody will fool us, we do have to be careful and suspect that this might happen but there are times when we can't assume we are being fooled, and that we have to trust that we are being told the truth.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Question about Season 3 Episode 6 - Point of View DarkenedHeart
The Future of the Franchise markeccmc
The Russians fugleholm
things that are nagging me from SG-1, Atlantis, + Universe slamscape519
New Stargate Movies puppylouve
Characters never developed further druggy666
Discuss The Shroud (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page