Plantilla:Infobox Episode Plantilla:SG1-5 "Between Two Fires" is the ninth episode of the fifth season of Stargate SG-1.


The Tollans are suddenly willing to give away their Ion cannons to the Tau'ri to protect Earth. Omoc died, and Narim believes he was murdered, a crime which has not been committed on Tollana for several years. SG-1 comes to the conclusion that those two events are connected somehow, and a conspiracy is brewing.

Previously on Stargate SG-1Editar

SG-1 save several members of an advanced race called the Tollan. Their leader Omoc refused to share their technology with such a primitive society. Even after SG-1 saved Tollana from an attack from the Goa'uld Zipacna, the Tollan government refused to alter their policy.


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The death of the Tollan, Omoc, and the sudden reversal of the Tollan isolationist ways sparks an investigation by SG-1 into a deeply rooted conspiracy. After years of refusing to give Earth any of their technologies, Tollana's ruling body, the Curia, offers to give Earth as many Ion cannons as it wants. At the same time, Narim alerts SG-1 to the strange circumstances surrounding Omoc's death, suggesting that he may have been murdered.

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As it turns out, Tanith, in the service of another Goa'uld, has learned to break through the Tollan defenses - Goa'uld ships now possessing shields capable of preventing even the ion cannons from working against them - and is now manipulating them with threats. Tanith has been sent to oversee a project of building Phase-shifting weapon. The Goa'ulds plan to use one of the devices to penetrate the iris on the Earth Stargate, but since they cannot attack without risking the wrath of the Asgard, they try to force the Tollan to launch the weapon for them.

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With considerable help from Narim, SG-1 manages to foil the plan and destroy the research facility using an "ineffective" Ion Cannon, which results in Tanith attacking Tollana. They offer to allow Narim to return to Earth with them, but he refuses, stating that he has led his people into a battle they may be unable to win and he must stay to fight with them. Later on, Stargate Command receive a garbled transmission from Narim suggesting that the Tollan have fallen.


Apophis; Asgard; Escape pod; Funeral; Health monitor; Heart attack; Holographic recording device; Ion cannon; Iris; Kara kesh; Long-range communications satellite; Omoc; Phase-shifting weapon; Protected Planets Treaty; Russia; Sarita; Shield; Tanith's Ha'tak; Tollan force field; Tollan government; Tollan sidearm; Tollan Stargate; Tollan technology; Tollana; Trinium; Washington D.C.

Notable QuotesEditar

Narim: Counselor Omoc was well aware that he had very few true friends. He was not concerned with trivial relationships. In his testament, he asked that his memorial be attended only by those whom he respected.
Jackson: Uh, no offense, but what are we doing here?
Narim: He may not have shown you much warmth or affection, but I can tell you Omoc had a great deal of reverence for all of you.

Hammond: Narim gave you no other indication that something might be wrong?
Carter: No sir, everything was fine.
O'Neill: For a funeral.
Jackson: You have to admit it did seem a little strange there were so few people there.
O'Neill: Hey! You knew him. What's strange?
Carter: Whatever he knew, I'd be willing to bet that Omoc's warning has something to do with why Travell wants to meet tomorrow.

O'Neill: In exchange we get?
Travell: A Tollan ion cannon.
O'Neill: One of those... big honkin' space guns that shoots Goa'uld ships out of the sky?
Travell: Yes.
O'Neill: Cool.

Narim: As you know another world once destroyed themselves because we shared our technology with them. That's why we had so strongly resisted sharing what we know with more primitive societies.
O'Neill: You know we prefer "less advanced" if you don't mind.

Hammond: Colonel, under the circumstances—
O'Neill: If you're going to recommend, sir, that I continue to be suspicious and skeptical...
Hammond: I wouldn't waste my time.
O'Neill: Good thinking, sir.

Hammond: What you're sensing as trouble could be simple internal political wrangling.
O'Neill: I understand that.
Hammond: Or we could be walking into a minefield.
O'Neill: Thank you sir. These little chats of ours always bring me great joy. And serve to ease my mind.

O'Neill: We just don't feel one cannon... is gonna work.
Jackson: You see, one doesn't go so far in protecting an entire planet.
Travell: Yes, that was discussed by the Curia.
O'Neill: Well we've come up with a solution you may not have considered.
Travell: Yes.
O'Neill: Give us more than one.
Travell: How many would you require?
Jackson: Thirty.
O'Neill: Eight.
Jackson: Thirty-eight. Total.
Travell: I see. Well I understand your dilemma. Please, give me some time to present your demand to the Curia. (she leaves)
O'Neill: That went well.
Jackson: Mm hm.

Jackson: You think Narim's right about Omoc?
O'Neill: I think this thing smells worse and worse by the minute.
Jackson: Are you still willing to proceed?
O'Neill: Well, I think it's the only way we're going to find out what's really going on.
Jackson: The question is, how far do we go?
O'Neill: Well, all we know is that these people might be willing to part with some very powerful weapons. I have No problem with that.
Jackson: Oh—no surprise there.
O'Neill: At worse, some people disagree on some philosophical level that I don't even care to understand.
Jackson: Actually, worst, they killed someone to make sure this would happen.
O'Neill: Now, see? That makes no sense to me.
Jackson: So we push on blindly then?
O'Neill: Blindly, yes, But we still have our slightly-heightened sense of smell.

Jackson: So, who are you taking orders from now?
Travell: Apparently the one he serves has no name.
Tanith: Oh, he has a name. The likes of you are simply forbidden to know it.

Carter: Aren't you coming with us?
Narim: My actions have forced my people to fight a battle we may very well lose. The least I can do is stay and fight with them.
O'Neill: Thank you. Good luck.
Carter: I hope this isn't goodbye.
Narim: Go.


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  • This episode gives insight into the Tollan homeworld and Tollan government.
  • This episode includes the first mention of Anubis, who Tanith (who is manipulating the Tollan) alludes to as his mysterious new "master". His name will not be revealed until "Summit".
  • The urban outdoor scenes of Tollana were shot on the main campus of Plantilla:WPS (S.F.U.) in Plantilla:WPS, a small city just east of Vancouver. The same location was previously used for the third season episode "Pretense" when the SG-1 team visited Tollana for the first time. It has also been used by Battlestar Galactica and Andromeda.
  • The footage shown of the testing of one of the Tollan Phase-shifting weapon of mass destruction is the same footage that was used in the Season 4 episode "Chain Reaction" during the testing of the Naquadah-enhanced Nuclear warhead.
  • The Tollan are apparently wiped out by Tanith at the end of this episode. The last that is heard from them is a garbled mayday from Narim, sent via a Tollan Long-range communications satellite. In it, Narim states that the survivors are attempting to leave the planet, but that the Stargate has already been hit and fleeing ships are being destroyed. Just before the message cuts off, Narim's apparent last words are, "I just want you to know that..."


  • When the Ion cannon shoots the building containing the Phase-shifting weapons, several people are visible in the street and they do not react to the large explosion right beside them.
  • Just before SG-1 leaves Tollana during the attack, the raised letters of Plantilla:WPS can be seen on one of the buildings in the background.


In other languagesEditar

  • French: Traquenard (Trap)
  • Italian: Tra Due Fuochi (Between Two Fires)
  • Spanish: Entre Dos Fuegos (Between Two Fires)
  • Czech: Mezi dvěma ohni (Between Two Fires)

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