An attempt to remove Teal’c’s Goa’uld symbiont for study is cut short when his body’s immune systems begin to shut down. The Goa’uld ensure their dominance over the Jaffa by assuming control of immune functions, forcing the Jaffa to keep the symbionts for their entire lives. But worse, Teal’c is worried about his son – part of a family he claimed didn’t exist when he joined SG-1. Now Teal’c wants to return to Chulak to prevent his son from receiving a symbiont on the day he comes of age, and he’s going with or without General Hammond’s permission. The General sends the rest of SG-1 with Teal’c, but when they arrive, Teal’c finds his home has been destroyed. A lone Jaffa ambushes them, and Teal’c recognizes him as Master Bra’tac, a leader of the Jaffa resistance and Teal’c’s mentor. Bra’tac reveals that Teal’c’s home was burned in retaliation for aiding SG-1, and his family have become outcasts. When Teal’c finds them, he discovers that his son is dying – and Teal’c’s mission prevent his son from receiving a Goa’uld may end with him giving the boy his own symbiont, sacrificing himself in the process.
story by Mark Saraceni
teleplay by Jeff King
directed by Mario Azzopardi
music by Joel Goldsmith, Dennis McCarthy and Tim Truman
Guest Cast: Tony Amendola (Bra’tac), Salli Richardson (Drey’auc), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Neil Denis (Rya’c), Brian Jensen (Head Priest), Bob Wilde (Priest)
LogBook entry by Earl Green with notes by Dave Thomer