SG-1 visits a planet that Teal’c recognizes as a frequently-used harvesting ground for new Jaffa hosts. The team enters what appears to be an abandoned building, but they are ambushed by the locals, who seem to be human or closely related, and while they warily establish some trust with O’Neill and even tell him he can leave unharmed – but they recognize Teal’c as a Jaffa and refuse to allow him to leave. One of the men claims that Teal’c killed his father, and declares a ritual called the Cor-Ai. O’Neill volunteers himself to represent Teal’c at the trial, and when Daniel raises concerns that perhaps O’Neill lacks diplomatic skills, Daniel and Carter join Teal’c’s makeshift legal team. There’s only one problem – in the opening moments of the trial, Teal’c readily admits his guilt. O’Neill tries to save Teal’c’s life by recounting SG-1’s adventures with Teal’c, shifting the blame to Apophis, who ordered Teal’c to kill a prisoner at random. When this legal tactic doesn’t seem to be helping, O’Neill decides that the team will have to fight their way out to help Teal’c escape.
written by Tom J. Astle
directed by Mario Azzopardi
music by Joel Goldsmith and Richard Band
Guest Cast: David McNally (Hanno), Peter Williams (Apophis), Paulina Gillis (Byrsa Woman), Christina Jastrzembska (Female Elder), Kirby Morrow (Militia Man), Michasa Armstrong (Shak’l), Devon Finn (Young Hanno)
LogBook entry by Earl Green with notes by Dave Thomer