Teal'c and SG-1 return to Chulak to rescue Rya'c who was taken by Apophis. Eventually they find him, but Teal'c notices that Rya'c has been brainwashed by Apophis who sends him to destroy the Tau'ri after he will arrive on Earth.
Major General George S. Hammond allows SG-1 to return to Chulak on the condition that they bring Drey'auc and Rya'c back to Earth, so that Teal'c will no longer be vulnerable to the Goa'uld through his family.
After arriving on Chulak, they go to a house where Drey'auc is living (previously she had been forced to live in the camps of the outcasts because of her husband's treason). It turns out to be the house of Fro'tak, an old friend of Teal'c's, who reveals that because Teal'c had been thought to be dead, Drey'auc had married Fro'tak in an attempt to give Rya'c a better life, a fact Bra'tac didn't mention. Teal'c feels betrayed, and Colonel Jack O'Neill initially has to forcibly keep Teal'c from killing Fro'tak; however, Teal'c swears to Bra'tac that he will not attempt to kill Fro'tak. O'Neill and Bra'tac decide that, while Fro'tak has been a trusted ally in the past, it would be best to keep a close eye on him in the future.
The initial attempt to rescue Rya'c is met with failure, as he runs away from his rescuers, appearing to have been brainwashed by Apophis. In a broadcast message to the people of Chu'lak, Rya'c confirms his brainwashing by calling his father a traitor to Apophis, to Chulak, and to his family. A price is set on Teal'c's head, 1 milion shesh'ta, and on the heads of SG-1, but Teal'c has hope that Rya'c is fighting his brainwashing (or perhaps pretending to be brainwashed), because Rya'c refers to his mother as Drey'auc of the Morning Groves, which is incorrect. Teal'c interprets this to be a request to attempt another rescue in the morning. SG-1 and Bra'tac are not convinced, but Teal'c is determined to try. As they finish discussing the matter, there is a knock at the door, and Drey'auc hides everyone in a secret room while Fro'tak goes out to meet a group of Jaffa who have come to search his house for the traitor. After a brief search, they leave, and Fro'tak regains Teal'c trust.
Late that night, Drey'auc finds Teal'c refusing to sleep, Teal'c informs Drey'auc that he never wishes to lay eyes on her after Rya'c has been rescued, but Drey'auc tells Teal'c that she married Fro'tak because he was the only one who offered to marry her, and not because she harbors any love for him and they end up kissing. Unknown to them, Fro'tak sees this, and he sneaks out of the house and goes to the palace. Jack O'Neill is still keeping a good eye on Fro'tak, however, and is aware that he has left. Fro'tak, upon arriving at the palace, tells the Jaffa on guard that he will lead him to the traitor and his evil friends, but Jack O'Neill has followed him, and is forced to kill Fro'tak with a Zat, even after giving him a chance to rejoin them. The palace is sealed off with O'Neill still inside.
The next morning, O'Neill shows up back at the house, dressed as a Jaffa. He briefly outlines what had transpired during the night, and the team leaves to attempt Rya'c's rescue a second time. They easily ambush his four Jaffa guard, and when approaching the Stargate find it is only guarded by two Jaffa, so O'Neill and Captain Samantha Carter remain very suspicious of Rya'c. However, there appears to be nothing to do except take Rya'c back to Earth, so SG-1 along with Drey'auc and Rya'c return to Earth, while Bra'tac remains on Chulak.
Upon their return, Rya'c passes his medical exams with flying colors, but Drey'auc remembers that while training with Bra'tac before he was taken by Apophis, he lost two of his teeth. No teeth are missing, so he is anesthetized to remove the false teeth and to have his body intensively scanned to make sure there are not any other suspicious implants . Upon waking, he immediately attempts to break the teeth, which the SGC has determined contained two organisms which, when combined, would be able to wipe out all life on the planet within a week. Teal'c's attempts to convince Rya"c that Apophis is not a god do not work, so electro-shock therapy is suggested as a method of Plantilla:WPS. It is not known whether conventional electro-shock therapy will kill the Goa'uld inside him. Teal'c asks what electro-shock theropy was, and after being told, he suggests that one shot from a Zat'nik'tel might safely mimic the effects, as it has a similar discharge to the therapy.
With no other options Teal'c is forced to shoot Rya'c with the Zat, which causes him extreme pain; however he awakens with no memory of any of the events leading up to or including his rescue, and he is free of Apophis' brainwashing. Drey'auc and Rya'c are then sent to the Land of Light, where they can be safe and free.
Anthrax; Baseball; Brainwashing; Cassandra Fraiser; CAT Scan; Chompka Groves; Chicago; Chulak; Common cold; Cord'ai Plains; Electroconvulsive therapy; Garage Door Opener; Gas mask; Goa'uld; Hasshak; Ha'taaka; High Cliffs; Iris; Jaffa; Klorel; Land of Light; Long range visual communication device; Nish'ta; P3X-797; Satta-cake; Scarab miniature naquadah bomb; Shesh'ta; System Lords; Texas; Tuplo; X-ray; Zat'nik'tel
Fro'tak: You are the warriors of the Tau'ri? I am Fro'tak of the High Cliffs.
O'Neill: Jack...of the Windy City.
Drey'auc: What happened? Where is my son?
O'Neill: He's alright. We just ran into some problems.
Teal'c: It is far worse than that, O'Neill. Ry'ac's body lives but his heart and mind have been destroyed.
Drey'auc: What are you saying?
Teal'c: He is now with Apophis.
Bra'tac: The boy was a stranger. A beast.
O'Neill: Oh come on. The kid's brainwashed.
Daniel: (After Teal'c almost kills Fro'tak for marrying his former wife) I guess in a way you should be thanking him.
Teal'c: How can you say that Daniel Jackson?!
Daniel: Well, last time we saw them, they were barely surviving as outcasts in a refugee camp. Fro'tak has given them a new life in society.
Bra'tac: Daniel is right, Teal'c.
O'Neill: If we can pull this off, Sir, we can grab Teal'c's kid and nail this mother (small pause) Goa'uld in one sweep.
Apophis: I will give one million shesh'ta to the Jaffa who brings Teal'c to me alive and another million for the heads of those who are with him.
O'Neill: Well, if you've got a price on your head, you're doing your job.
O'Neill: (in a serpent helmet) No wonder these guys are always cranky!
- When Major General George S. Hammond and SG-1 are considering who is the only one they gave the SG-1 Iris code to, Teal'c says that they gave the code to "Tek ma te Bra'tac", "Tek ma te" is a form of greeting. In fact, Tek'ma'te is translated both as meaning "friend" and as a greeting of respect. (SG1: "The Ultimate Visual Guide")
- Chronologically, this is the final appearance of Drey'auc of the Cord'ai Plains (Brook Parker) as her only subsequent appearance was in flashbacks (which took place prior to the events of "Children of the Gods") featured in the Season Five episode "Threshold".
- This would be the final appearance of Rya'c (Neil Denis) until the Season 6 premiere "Redemption, Part 1".
- This is the first time that Bra'tac informs Stargate Command that Apophis (whom they believed to be dead) was still alive. He would later do so again in "Maternal Instinct".
- Salli Richardson no longer plays Drey'auc of the Cord'ai Plains, having been replaced by Brook Parker.
- When Teal'c fires the Zat'nik'tel at his son, it is closed.
- At the start of the episode the Iris code is received before the wormhole is formed.
- When Teal'c comes home after finding Rya'c brainwashed you can hear a telephone ringing in the background.
- Dr. Daniel Jackson states that Apophis and Klorel must have ringed over to Klorel's ship and used the Stargate to escape immediately after he did. This isn't possible, as Jackson leapt through the gate with only a couple of seconds left on the C-4 countdown at the end of "The Serpent's Lair". They likely left before Jackson entered the room.
- Once again, as in several other episodes, the gate technician reported receiving a GDO signal before the Stargate was open.
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- French: Famille (Family)
- German: Der verlorene Sohn (The Prodigal Son)
- Italian: La Vendetta (The Vengeance)
- Spanish: Familia (Family)
- Czech: Rodina (Family)
- Hungarian: Családi ügy (Family Business)