Colonel Jack O'Neill is pressured by the Russians to allow a Russian to join SG-1, while Jonas Quinn makes himself at home in the SGC. Major Samantha Carter works on the new X-302 hyperspace fighter, and Teal'c has an unhappy reunion with Rya'c. Also, Anubis plans to use a weapon to destroy Earth's Stargate, along with the planet itself.
On P2X-374, SG-1 are forced to retreat while their fourth member, Captain Hagman apologizes to the injured Colonel Jack O'Neill just as a group of primitive people emerge, throwing sticks and spears at the team. SG-1 are able to go through the Stargate, followed by a spear but Hagman is struck by a dart and knocked unconscious while Teal'c brings Jack to the infirmary.
As she leaves to prepare for a briefing in an hour, Hammond tells her that this morning he got a call from Area 51 and that it is done.
Later Major Samantha Carter visits Jonas Quinn and asks him whether he wants to leave the base with SG-1. He happily agrees and they go to Area 51. There they are confronted with the newly built X-302 hyperspace fighter. They are informed about several technical facts of the ship and that the ship also has a hyperspace engine. O'Neill doesn't want to make the test flight with it (because of the incident with the X-301 Interceptor).
At Stargate Command, O'Neill meets with Hammond and Colonel Chekov, who wants a Russian as the new fourth member of SG-1; O'Neill denies the proposal, stating that it will happen over his rotting corpse while saying "Bite me" when asked to reconsider the offer. As soon as Chekov has gone, Hammond tells Jack that his own patience on the affair is running thin before giving Jack the task of going through numerous files in the hope of choosing a possible candidate suitable enough to join SG-1.
Carter discusses the X-302 with Jonas, who admits that he wants to be a member of SG-1.
Jonas then trains with Teal'c in the gym and they talk about O'Neill's mistrust in him; they agree that Teal'c should talk with O'Neill.
When Teal'c talks with his Colonel, O'Neill claims that Jonas is an alien, which Teal'c doesn't like.
For over 38 minutes, the maximum amount of time a Stargate should be open, nothing seems to arrive through. They later find out that the energy of the gate is rapidly rising.
On another planet, Teal'c talks with Bra'tac about the situation when an angry Rya'c leaves a tent and reveals that his mother is dead, much to Teal'c's shock.
Teal'c then enters the tent and sees Rya'c's dead body which has him breaking down and crying.
In a forest, Teal'c later confronts Rya'c who tells Teal'c that he is ashamed of Teal'c for all Teal'c has done nothing but bring pain, shame and above all, false hope to countless Jaffa.
Wielding his staff weapon, Rya'c then starts to give Teal'c a vicious beating while demanding that Teal'c fight him. Teal'c simply stands there, silently taking the beatings.
Bra'tac later intervenes, telling Rya'c that he should be grateful that Teal'c does not fight for if Teal'c did, he would snap Rya'c in half. Bra'tac tells Rya'c that while he has become a skilled warrior, a true Jaffa warrior does not let grief cloud their judgement. Rya'c is still furious with Teal'c although Bra'tac states that all Jaffa are victims of the Goa'uld. Drey'auc is later burned and Teal'c then talks with his son, who is still angry but finally starts to cry.
At the SGC, Carter reveals that the energy continually rises and that the gate will eventually explode, which will even cause the destruction of Earth. Her woes grow when her estranged rival, Dr. Rodney McKay arrives back at the SGC, having been recalled from Russia by the Pentagon which leaves Carter deeply annoyed.
While Chekov is angry that there is nothing they can do, Carter tells them that the X-302 will soon be ready so that they can contact the Asgard.
O'Neill and Carter then prepare to start with X-302 but Jonas and McKay tell Hammond that the hyperspace engine won't work because of the instability of the Naquadria. They nevertheless start and all looks good but when they want to enter hyperspace they miss the window and the mission is canceled.In the meantime, a Jaffa named Shaq'rel comes with a Tel'tak and warns Teal'c and Bra'tac that Anubis is going to attack Earth's Stargate. They start to dial the worlds which belong to Anubis and finally find out which world the weapon is on.
Back at SGC, Carter discusses what went wrong with the ship but they can only assume what caused the problem. O'Neill later talks with Carter but she doesn't know what to do. Suddenly the lights start to flash and when they both enter the gate room, a hologram of Anubis appears. The Goa'uld tells them in a very dramatic way that they will all be destroyed soon, much to O'Neill's annoyance.
Abydos; Alpha Site; Apophis; Area 51; Asgard; Babylon; Boxing; Cake; Chulak; Coffee; Colorado; Cronus; Death Glider; Donut; Drey'auc; Janet Fraiser; Funeral; Goa'uld; Grapes; Hologram; Inertial dampener; Daniel Jackson; Jaffa Rebellion; Captain Mathison; Naquadah; Naquadah generator; Naquadria; Nevada; P2X-374; P3X-797; The Pentagon; President of the United States; Protected Planets Treaty; Rite of M'al Sharran; Ronac; Russia; Shaq'rel's Te'tak; Staff weapon; Star Trek; Stargate Command gym; Stargate destroyer; Thor; Titanic; University; X-301 Interceptor; X-302 hyperspace fighter
Jonas: Hey Major? How do I know what color to wear?
Carter: We call each other every morning.
Hammond: Colonel Chekov feels that as a symbol of our joint efforts, a Russian officer should be assigned to join SG-1.
O'Neill: Over my rotting corpse, sir.
O'Neill: I'm sorry, did I say that out loud?
Hammond: I said I would discuss it with you and that I was sure you would give it some careful thought.
O'Neill: And that I will, General, but I'm still pretty sure I'll say, "Bite me."
O'Neill: Y'know, I can be as diplomatic and open-minded as anyone.
O'Neill: Hammond is insisting SG-1 needs a socio-political nerd to offset our overwhelming coolness.
Teal'c: Have you considered Jonas Quinn?
O'Neill: Now I know you've been practicing, but I still can't tell. Is that a joke?
Teal'c: He wishes to join the fight against the Goa'uld.
O'Neill: He's an ali... (realizing his gaffe) ...ien. He's an alien.
McKay: Still sexy as ever, I see.
Carter: What are you doing here?
McKay: Well there's no point in building Naquadah reactors for Russia if there isn't going to be a Russia, is there.
Carter: Oxygen, pressure, temperature control?
O'Neill: All check.
Carter: Inertial dampeners?
O'Neill: Cool... and check.
O'Neill: All check. Phasers?
Carter: Sorry, sir. All systems operational.
Carter: They're still analyzing the flight data recorder, but it looks like a 605-3 error.
Hammond: Forgive me?
O'Neill: It's the one after 605-2, sir.
O'Neill: Why aren't you downstairs with the rest of the eggheads? Not that you're an egghead. Well, you are... but... in a good way.
Carter: I couldn't think down there. They all kept looking at me for the answer.
O'Neill: Well, you do have a penchant for pulling brilliant ideas out of your butt... head... out of your head, when we need them.
Carter: Not this time.
- This episode features a brand new opening sequence, with various shots of the gate spinning, and Michael Shanks' name being removed to make way for Corin Nemec's in between Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis. When Judge's name comes up the glyph followed by the camera is the point of origin for Chulak.
- The events of "Redemption, Part 1" take place three months after the events of "Meridian" and "Revelations".
- The role of Shaq'rel, was originally offered to Andromeda actor Plantilla:WPS but he turned it down.
- Colonel Jack O'Neill's injured leg was based on his real-life injury which was caused by falling while carrying his 3-year old daughter just days before filming began.
- This is the first original episode to air on the Sci-Fi Channel after moving from Showtime after five seasons.
- This episode ended the Stargate SG-1 tradition of beginning a new season with the conclusion to a two part episode. However, it was revived for the Season 9 finale "Camelot" and the Season 10 premiere "Flesh and Blood".
- This episode marks the first appearance of Lt. Graham Simmons (Tobias Mehler) since the Season 2 episode "Serpent's Song" as well as his final appearance overall.
- This episode marks the first appearance of Rya'c (Neil Denis) since the Season 2 episode "Family".
- There was an intentional goof in the 18th minute of the episode: a monitor displayed the time that the wormhole had been active, but its reflection was not reflected mirror-inverted in the briefing room window, but displayed forwardly. On the DVD, the writers revealed that this was done on purpose so that the viewer would have a concept of the time running out even when the timer wasn't in shot.
- When Major Samantha Carter enters the control room, an image of the Stargate shows that the gate is inactive, despite it actually being active.
- As the X-302 hyperspace fighter is preparing to travel through hyperspace to Abydos, the glyph markings on its screen show the constellations Sagittarius and Orion in the wrong places.
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- French: Rédemption (1ère partie) (Redemption (Part 1))
- Italian: Redenzione (Parte 1) (Redemption (Part 1))
- Spanish: Redención (Parte 1) (Redemption (Part 1))
- Czech: Spása (1. část) (Redemption (Part 1))