Vala gambles, wins a cargo ship, but is found cheating; then Adria appears, throws everyone out and claims she has a new Ori fleet and an operational intergalactic Stargate. Vala tells her ... See full summary »



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Vala gambles, wins a cargo ship, but is found cheating; then Adria appears, throws everyone out and claims she has a new Ori fleet and an operational intergalactic Stargate. Vala tells her scary daughter how she helped Daniel, after a dream, reading the mysterious clava thessara-symbol's mystery, which led to a single planet address, where Athena's treasure house must be; after a disastrous visit there, the team refused to follow the next interpretation, fearing it's just a trap set up by Adria, so Vala is declared a security risk, grounded and confined to Area 51, but escapes through the Stargate. Adria takes her along as she hears the team still plans to visit the address, by starship. Upon arrival, they are trapped by SG-1, which however finds itself surrounded by lord Ba'al's troops. Ba'al uses the rings to beam up Adria into an electromagnetic cage in his starship. Back on Earth, General Landry worries what damage the two might do together and wants Adria back. Daniel and Sam now... Written by KGF Vissers

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15 June 2007 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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This is the nineteenth episode of the tenth season of Stargate SG-1 (1997). It shares its title with the nineteenth episode of the tenth season of Smallville (2001): Smallville: Dominion (2011). See more »


The length of Vala's pony tails go from long to short, to long again, at various times. See more »


Vala Mal Doran: You do realize, in a traditional mother-daughter relationship I'm supposed to be the bossy one.
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References Dancing with the Stars (2005) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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Big Resolution, Little Way
14 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's a huge resolution in this episode. Adria ascends. But it's a small episode: there are no galactic battles or super weapons. It's more on a human level: one on one.

There was a decent story element in Family Ties that served as foreshadowing of something in this episode. Vala said she had long ago disposed of the box holding the trinkets her father had given her. But she still had it. It meant she still had a place in her heart for her father. When she says Adria isn't her daughter, remembering that box reminds us Vala still thinks of Adria as a daughter.

People wonder what would happen if a Goa'uld took over another of the enemies. In this case, SG-1 showed it. The Goa'uld could control Adria. But could Ba'al, or one of the Ba'al clones, have kept it up long term? Who knows?

Adria is now ascended. Ba'al, while in Adria, confirmed the Ori were destroyed. Now what? Wait for the movies, because the last episode of SG-1, up next, doesn't resolve it.

Vala is upset she was exposed to radiation when she used the Sodan cloaking device. When she's told it was part of the planted memories, she's relieved. But she did use the Sodan cloaking device during the card/chip game. So she was exposed.

Colonel Reynolds makes other 304 captains, who were good at nothing but surrender, look like Captain Kirk. Reynolds is like a plastic piece of cardboard. He delivers his lines with no inflection. He's a wet noodle's wall flower.

Another Ba'al bites the dust. In fact, a lot more Ba'al's bite the dust. It's good to be clone, because then the SG-1 writers can kill you without repercussions.

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