Redemption, Part 1

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This episode is part 1 of 2; it is followed by "Redemption, Part 2".

"Redemption, Part 1" is the first episode of the sixth season of Stargate SG-1.


As SG-1 struggle to come to terms with the loss of Daniel, Jonas Quinn makes himself at home at the SGC while Colonel Jack O'Neill is pressured by the Russians to allow a Russian to join SG-1 and while Major Samantha Carter works on the new X-302 hyperspace fighter, Teal'c has an unhappy reunion with Rya'c. But things take a turn for the worse when the Stargate is left mysteriously open and slowly gathering energy which unless stopped will ultimately result in the destruction of Earth.



Teal'c, Jack and Captain Hagman heading for the Stargate.

On P2X-374, SG-1 are forced to retreat back to Earth after coming under attack from some angry natives while their fourth member, Captain Hagman apologizes to the injured Colonel Jack O'Neill.

SG-1 are able to go through the Stargate, followed by a spear but Hagman is struck by a dart and knocked unconscious while Teal'c brings Jack to the infirmary with Jack muttering "Next" as they pass.

Carter tells Major General George S. Hammond that it looks like the planet is unfriendly with Hammond remarking that it looks that Hagman will need to be reassigned with Carter agreeing.

As she leaves to prepare for a briefing in an hour, Hammond tells her that this morning he got a call from Area 51 and that it is done.

Later Major Samantha Carter visits Jonas Quinn and asks him whether he wants to leave the base with SG-1. He happily agrees and they go to Area 51. There they are confronted with the newly built X-302 hyperspace fighter. They are informed about several technical facts of the ship and that the ship also has a hyperspace engine. O'Neill doesn't want to make the test flight with it (because of the incident with the X-301 Interceptor).

At Stargate Command, O'Neill meets with Hammond and Colonel Chekov, who wants a Russian as the new fourth member of SG-1; O'Neill denies the proposal, stating that it will happen over his rotting corpse while saying "Bite me" when asked to reconsider the offer. As soon as Chekov has gone, Hammond tells Jack that his own patience on the affair is running thin before giving Jack the task of going through numerous files in the hope of choosing a possible candidate suitable enough to join SG-1.

Carter discusses the X-302 with Jonas, who admits that he wants to be a member of SG-1.

Jonas then trains with Teal'c in the gym and they talk about O'Neill's mistrust in him; they agree that Teal'c should talk with O'Neill.

When Teal'c talks with his Colonel, O'Neill claims that Jonas is an alien, which Teal'c doesn't like.

Suddenly the alarm sounds and Bra'tac arrives. He tells Teal'c that Drey'auc is ill and they both go through the gate. Jonas later talks with Sam about Teal'c, when suddenly the gate is dialed.

For over 38 minutes, the maximum amount of time a Stargate should be open, nothing seems to arrive through. They later find out that the energy of the gate is rapidly rising.

On another planet, Teal'c talks with Bra'tac about the situation when an angry Rya'c leaves a tent and reveals that his mother is dead, much to Teal'c's shock.


Teal'c upon seeing the body of his wife, Drey'auc.

Teal'c then enters the tent and sees Drey'auc's dead body which has him breaking down and crying.

In a forest, Teal'c later confronts Rya'c who tells Teal'c that he is ashamed of Teal'c for all Teal'c has done nothing but bring pain, shame and above all, false hope to countless Jaffa.

Wielding his staff weapon, Rya'c then starts to give Teal'c a vicious beating while demanding that Teal'c fight him. Teal'c simply stands there, silently taking the beatings.

Bra'tac later intervenes, telling Rya'c that he should be grateful that Teal'c does not fight for if Teal'c did, he would snap Rya'c in half. Bra'tac tells Rya'c that while he has become a skilled warrior, a true Jaffa warrior does not let grief cloud their judgement. Rya'c is still furious with Teal'c although Bra'tac states that all Jaffa are victims of the Goa'uld. Drey'auc is later burned and Teal'c then talks with his son, who is still angry but finally starts to cry.


Rodney McKay arriving at the SGC, having been summoned from Russia by orders of the Pentagon.

At the SGC, Carter reveals that the energy continually rises and that the gate will eventually explode, which will even cause the destruction of Earth. Her woes grow when her estranged rival, Dr. Rodney McKay arrives back at the SGC, having been recalled from Russia by the Pentagon which leaves Carter deeply annoyed.

As McKay heads off for a coffee and a doughnut, Walter informs Carter that she has a phone call.

While Chekov is angry that there is nothing they can do, Carter arrives in and tells them that the X-302 will soon be ready to go so that they can contact the Asgard.

In the meantime, a Jaffa named Shaq'rel comes with a Tel'tak and warns Teal'c and Bra'tac that Anubis is going to attack Earth's Stargate. They start to dial the worlds which belong to Anubis and finally find out which world the weapon is on.


McKay in the SGC control room, listening to Jack and Carter's attempts to contact the Asgard.

O'Neill and Carter then prepare to start with X-302 but Jonas and McKay tell Hammond that the hyperspace engine won't work because of the instability of the Naquadria. They nevertheless start and all looks good but when they want to enter hyperspace, they miss the window and the mission is canceled.

Back at the SGC, Carter discusses what went wrong with the ship but they can only assume what caused the problem. O'Neill later talks with Carter but she doesn't know what to do.

Suddenly the lights start to flash and when Jack and Sam both enter the gate room, it's all quiet.


Anubis appears in the Embarkation Room.

Suddenly, a hologram of Anubis appears, causing Carter to realize that the holographic image probably came from when Anubis downloaded Thor's mind in the computer of his ship.

The Goa'uld tells them in a very dramatic way that they will all be destroyed soon.

It then cuts to Jack who simply mutters, "Oh, please", obviously annoyed.



Abydos; Alpha Site; Anubis' attack on the Stargate; Apophis; Area 51; Asgard; Babylon; Boxing; Cake; Chulak; Coffee; Colorado; Cronus; Death Glider; Donut; Drey'auc; Janet Fraiser; Funeral; Goa'uld; Grapes; Hologram; Inertial dampener; Daniel Jackson; Jaffa Rebellion; Captain Mathison; Naquadah; Naquadah generator; Naquadria; Nevada; P2X-374; P3X-797; The Pentagon; President of the United States; Protected Planets Treaty; Rite of M'al Sharran; Ronac; Russia; Shaq'rel's Te'tak; Staff weapon; Star Trek; Stargate Command gym; Stargate destroyer; Thor; Titanic; University; X-301 Interceptor; X-302 hyperspace fighter

Notable QuotesEdit

Jonas: Hey Major? How do I know what color to wear?
Carter: We call each other every morning.

Hammond: Colonel Chekov feels that as a symbol of our joint efforts, a Russian officer should be assigned to join SG-1.
O'Neill: Over my rotting corpse, sir.
Hammond: Colonel.
O'Neill: I'm sorry, did I say that out loud?
Hammond: I said I would discuss it with you and that I was sure you would give it some careful thought.
O'Neill: And that I will, General, but I'm still pretty sure I'll say, "Bite me."

O'Neill: Y'know, I can be as diplomatic and open-minded as anyone.

O'Neill: Hammond is insisting SG-1 needs a socio-political nerd to offset our overwhelming coolness.
Teal'c: Have you considered Jonas Quinn?
O'Neill: Now I know you've been practicing, but I still can't tell. Is that a joke?
Teal'c: He wishes to join the fight against the Goa'uld.
O'Neill: He's an ali... (realizing his gaffe) ...ien. He's an alien.

McKay: Still sexy as ever, I see.
Carter: What are you doing here?
McKay: Well there's no point in building Naquadah reactors for Russia if there isn't going to be a Russia, is there.

Carter: Navigation?
O'Neill: Check.
Carter: Oxygen, pressure, temperature control?
O'Neill: All check.
Carter: Inertial dampeners?
O'Neill: Cool... and check.
Carter: Engines?
O'Neill: All check. Phasers?
Carter: Sorry, sir. All systems operational.

Carter: They're still analyzing the flight data recorder, but it looks like a 605-3 error.
Hammond: Forgive me?
O'Neill: It's the one after 605-2, sir.

O'Neill: Why aren't you downstairs with the rest of the eggheads?  Not that you're an egghead.  Well, you are... but... in a good way.
Carter: I couldn't think down there. They all kept looking at me for the answer.
O'Neill: Well, you do have a penchant for pulling brilliant ideas out of your butt... head... out of your head, when we need them.
Carter: Not this time.


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  • This episode features a brand new opening sequence, with various shots of the gate spinning, and Michael Shanks's name being removed to make way for Corin Nemec's in between Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis. When Judge's name comes up, the glyph followed by the camera is the point of origin for Chulak.
  • In addition to a new opening sequence being introduced, a new type of font, Times New Roman is introduced in the opening credits as well.
  • The events of "Redemption, Part 1" take place three months after the events of "Meridian" and "Revelations".
  • The role of Shaq'rel, was originally offered to Andromeda actor Keith Hamilton Cobb but he turned it down.
  • Colonel Jack O'Neill's injured leg was based on Richard Dean Anderson's own real-life injury which was caused by falling while carrying his three year old daughter just days before filming began.
  • This is the first original episode to air on the Sci-Fi Channel after moving from Showtime after five seasons.
  • This episode ended the Stargate SG-1 tradition of beginning a new season with the conclusion to a two part episode. However, it was revived for the Season 9 finale "Camelot" and the Season 10 premiere "Flesh and Blood".
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Lt. Graham Simmons (Tobias Mehler) since the Season 2 episode "Serpent's Song" as well as his final appearance overall.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Rya'c (Neil Denis) since the Season 2 episode "Family".
  • The events that take place in this episode and Redemption, Part 2 would later be referenced in the Stargate Atlantis Season 3 finale episode, First Strike.


  • There was an intentional goof in the 18th minute of the episode: a monitor displayed the time that the wormhole had been active, but its reflection was not reflected mirror-inverted in the briefing room window, but displayed forwardly. On the DVD, the writers revealed that this was done on purpose so that the viewer would have a concept of the time running out even when the timer wasn't in shot.
  • When Major Samantha Carter enters the control room, an image of the Stargate shows that the gate is inactive, despite it actually being active.
  • As the X-302 hyperspace fighter is preparing to travel through hyperspace to Abydos, the glyph markings on its screen show the constellations Sagittarius and Orion in the wrong places.

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In other languagesEdit

  • French: Rédemption (1ère partie) (Redemption (Part 1))
  • Italian: Redenzione (Parte 1) (Redemption (Part 1))
  • Spanish: Redención (Parte 1) (Redemption (Part 1))
  • Czech: Spása (1. část) (Redemption (Part 1))
  • German: Wiedergutmachung, Teil 1 (Redemption, Part 1)

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