|The Tok'ra, Part 2|
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Carmen Argenziano as Jacob Carter/Selmak
|SG-1 Season 2|
|Season 1||Season 3|
- This episode is part 2 of 2; it is preceded by "The Tok'ra, Part 1".
SG-1's only hope for Jacob Carter to survive, and to ensure the Tau'ri/Tok'ra alliance a success, is for Jacob to undergo an implantation of the Tok'ra Selmak. Meanwhile their base is exposed to the Goa'uld via an operative on the inside, putting everyone's lives in great danger.
Previously on Stargate SG-1Edit
Captain Samantha Carter uses the memories of Jolinar of Malkshur to find the Tok'ra. They enter the Tok'ra tunnels and meet their leader Garshaw of Belote, Martouf, Jolinar's mate, and Selmak whose host is dying. Colonel Jack O'Neill witnesses Cordesh using a Long range visual communication device. Back on Earth, Major General Jacob Carter's cancer takes a turn for the worst and Major General George S. Hammond sends SG-3 to bring Carter home, only for the group to learn that the Tok'ra have denied them a chance to work together but also the opportunity to send Carter back to Earth because she is the highest security risk of the entire group due to the fact that she possess the memories of Jolinar of Malkshur.
After SG-1's proposal for an alliance is denied by the Tok'ra, SG-1 and SG-3, who were sent to extract Captain Samantha Carter because her father is dying in a hospital from cancer, are being held until the Tok'ra move to another base. Carter asks to see Garshaw of Belote, the leader of the Tok'ra, to offer her a host, she needs to save a fellow Tok'ra, Selmak. Jack and Carter are allowed to leave through the Stargate, to propose Jacob Carter blending with Selmak.
Carter talks to her father and tells him the truth about her job, and explains the situation. He agrees to help them gain the trust of the Tok'ra. Upon their return to the Tok'ra base, they discover that everyone is evacuating and Dr. Daniel Jackson, Teal'c and SG-3 are helping. Daniel tells Colonel Jack O'Neill and Carter, that the Goa'uld System Lords are poised to attack the planet. Jack goes off to help the evacuation and Sam and Jacob make their way to Selmak.
While Selmak and Jacob get to know each other, Jack does some digging on how the System Lords got wind of the bases location. He discovers, that Cordesh uses a Long range visual communication device which are not used by the Tok'ra, since the network is not secure.
After Jack tells this to Garshaw, she and several other Tok'ra go to arrest Cordesh. They find him or rather his host, Firnan in one of the vanishing tunnels, claiming that he is not who he seems to be and commits suicide by throwing himself into one of the vanishing tunnels which crushes Firnan to death as the others look on, stunned.
Jacob, after talking to Saroosh, Selmak's host, agrees to blend with her. Selmak decides that she likes him and also agrees to be blended.
After the symbiote switches over to Jacob, Saroosh dies and Selmak starts to heal his cancer. Meanwhile moving him would kill him, so they have to wait, until Selmak has healed Jacob.
Jack discovers Liandra carrying a box, in which he previously found the long range communication device and stops her. She is revealed to be Cordesh, who has not died in the vanishing tunnel, only his previous host. She insists that the plague that is the Tok'ra will soon be wiped out.
Having regarded Cordesh as one of her friends, Garshaw is left disgusted by the news and soon tells them that the Goa'uld is to be executed and put into one of the vanishing tunnels while also hoping to save the host.
SG-1, SG-3 and Garshaw go to Carter, Martouf and Jacob, who is still unconscious. Carter and Martouf are holding hands, and Carter jumps up at arrival of Garshaw. Carter and Martouf agree to wait until Jacob wakes up, the rest make their way to the Stargate. They barely make it through the Stargate, with Death Gliders approaching from the skies.
After some waiting, Jacob awakens, fully healed (both of his cancer and his arthritis), and they too try to escape. At the Gate they see, that the Goa'uld are dialing to the planet and Sam tries to dial faster than they do. A Wormhole engages and they take the risk, that Sam was faster, and go through.
They, of course, go to Earth and the Tau'ri and the Tok'ra form an alliance because of Jacob, who agrees to function as liaison between the two people. His last words, before he leaves through the Gate with Garshaw and Martouf, are "Don't call us, we'll call you.".
|Appearances for The Tok'ra, Part 2|
O'Neill: So we are prisoners. You're lookin' like Goa'uld to me.
Garshaw: We're doing this for your protection as well as ours. Knowledge of our whereabouts makes you and your world a priority target for the System Lords.
O'Neill: We're already a priority target.
Teal'c: They previously dispatched two motherships to destroy us.
Jacob: My little girl grew up seeing me going God knows where, fighting God knows who, and I always came back alive. Now she is going watch me lose a war, to a little runt so small I can't even see it.
Hammond: Captain Carter, I am truly sorry about your father but I have to question the wisdom of what you're suggesting here. From what I've seen, this won't be saving his life It'll be more like giving his body to a Goa'uld.
Carter: No sir. More like letting one share it.
Hammond: Jacob knows a lot about Earth, this would be like handing over information to the Goa'uld.
Carter: To the Tok'ra!
Hammond: Are you sure there's a difference?
O'Neill: Oh yes, sir. There's a difference, believe me. I won't even pretend to understand what that is, but there is one. One minute you're talking to a Goa'uld, the next minute you're talking to a regular guy.
Carter: Dad, have you ever heard of the Stargate program?
Jacob: No. Is that one of your satellites?
Carter: I don't work with satellites, Dad. That was just a cover.
Jacob: No kiddin'. I never would've guessed.
Jackson: Direct translation: "very cool".
Selmak: If I am to spend the next 100 or more years with you as my host, don't you think I should have the right to decide if I even like you?
Jacob: What's not to like? Just ask my daughter, I'm a teddy bear.
Carter: Oh yeah, a real teddy bear.
Saroosh: Selmak is wonderful Tok'ra. She is selfless and caring. She is good company too. She has a wonderful sense of humor.
Carter: Well that's good Dad. You can sit around for hours cracking yourself up.
Selmak: I have decided I like you.
Jacob: Apparently, I'm the oldest and wisest among us.
Carter: Oh, geez.
- This episode marks the start of the Tau'ri-Tok'ra alliance that would culminate in the signing of the Tau'ri-Tok'ra Treaty in the episode "Divide and Conquer".
- The Goa'uld Long range visual communication device was first seen in the episode "Within the Serpent's Grasp". That version was much larger and according to Teal'c they vary in size. The Tok'ra do not use them at all, though, because the system is not secure.
- Stargate Command give the Tok'ra a Sagan Institute Box so they can contact them as they did the Cimmerians in the episodes "Thor's Hammer" and "Thor's Chariot".
- Colonel Jack O'Neill tells Jacob Carter that traveling through the Stargate is a "piece of cake." He previously told Dr. Catherine Langford the same thing in "The Torment of Tantalus".
- Tok'ra do not enter their hosts through the back of the neck, as Goa'uld parasites do. It leaves a scar that many find unsettling. Instead, they enter through the mouth (as Jolinar of Malkshur entered Captain Samantha Carter in "In the Line of Duty"). The Goa'uld do not do it this way because they do not wish to remember the horror on their host's face.
- Jacob Carter says "Holy Hannah" twice in this episode.
- When Selmak leaves Saroosh, it looks like a larva. As shown in "Children of the Gods," mature symbiotes are dark in color and have a large fin on their back.
- When Captain Samantha Carter, Jacob Carter and Martouf are fleeing the vanishing tunnels, they ring to the surface of the planet to head for the Stargate. As the rings disappear you can see their footsteps in the sand behind them leading into the ring area.
- The Stargate Command Stargate is active and Major General George S. Hammond is anxiously waiting for an SG-1 signal even before Selmak, Carter and Martouf dial the address to return to Earth.
- French : La Tokra - 2ère partie (The Tokra - part 2)
- German: Die Tok'ra, Teil 2 (The Tok'ra, Part 2)
- Italian: Simbiosi (Parte 2) (Symbiosis (part 2))
- Spanish: La Tok'ra (Parte 2) (The Tok'ra (part 2))
- Czech: Tokrové (The Tok'ra (part 2))
- Hungarian: A Tok'ra II (The Tok'ra II)