In the wake of the successful Jaffa revolution and the final destruction of the Replicators, Teal’c and Bra’tac are honored as heroes, but the Jaffa retain control of the Ancients’ weapon on Dakara. Teal’c and Bra’tac reluctantly contemplate their future as leaders of a new Jaffa government even as the rebel Jaffa fleet sets off to pursue Anubis’ forces. Daniel finds himself in a limbo that curiously resembles a diner, and Oma is there too, though she isn’t exactly forthcoming with any details of whether Daniel is closer to life or death. The only other person in the diner who will pay Daniel any heed is a garrolous patron who seems to be almost too eager to tell Daniel what’s happening – particularly with regard to a ruse that Anubis has used to lure the Jaffa into a trap. And at the SGC, Carter’s father reveals that his symbiont’s imminent death will mean his own – and urges Carter to seek out happiness before she, too, is facing down her own mortality.
written by Robert C. Cooper
excerpts written by Damian Kindler
directed by Andy Mikita
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Isaac Hayes (Tolok), Mel Harris (Oma Desala), George Dzundza (Jim), Carmen Argenziano (Jacob Carter), Tony Amendola (Bra’tac), David DeLuise (Pete Shanahan), Clare Carey (Kerry Johnson), Gary Jones (Chief Sgt. Walter Harriman), Cliff Simon (Baal), Rik Kiviaho (Anubis)
Notes: Two versions of this episode exist, the 90-minute version originally broadcast on the Sci-Fi Channel, and a one-hour version prepared for syndicated broadcast; the first copies of the Season 8 DVD boxed set mistakenly included the syndicated version rather than the full original episode.
LogBook entry by Earl Green