Monday, September 26, 2011

Stargate SG-1, Season 2, Episode 12

"The Tok'ra: Part Two"
images used above are courtesy of Gateworld and MGM

Overall Rating:  Very Good

Picking up immediately after the events at the end of “The Tok’ra: Part One,” SG-1 and SG-3 are gently treated prisoners of the Tok’ra.  The Tok’ra have declined SG-1’s offer of forming an alliance.  The Tok’ra fight the Goa’uld using secrecy, and infiltration.  They do not perceive an advantage ally themselves with the technologically inferior Taur’i.  Also, the Tok’ra are offended by SG-1’s refusal to become a Tok’ra host.  Since they do not force a human to become a host, nor do they use a sarcophagus, the Tok’ra population is on the decline, and in need of new hosts.  Sam comes up with an idea that may cement a relationship with the Tok’ra.  Carter and O’Neill are allowed to return to Earth and present the idea to General Hammond.

Meanwhile, the Tok’ra find out the Goa’uld system lords learned the location of the their planet, and an attack force is on the way.  O’Neill and Carter return while the Tok’ra base is in the midst of an evacuation.  The attack may cost Earth any chance at a new alliance.  The Tok’ra are experienced with hiding from the Goa’uld system lords, and once they leave the planet, it is unlikely that the Taur’i will ever find the Tok’ra again.  As most escape through the stargate, Carter must stay on the planet as the system lords' fighting force moves in to destroy the location.

A good conclusion to the two-part story, with a good mix of action, exposition, and suspense.

Nothing Jarring.

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