The SG-1 team travels to a planet that is populated by what may be the descendants of Mongol tribesmen relocated from Earth. The warriors are brave and fierce but the object of their interest is Sam Carter. In their society, woman are not permitted to show their face in public and are not even allowed to speak, on pain of death. She is kidnapped by a young man who trades her to an opposing tribe in the hopes of getting the chieftain's daughter Nya in return. He is refused as Nya has been promised to another chieftain in marriage but Sam tries to get the young woman to refuse the marriage and go against her father's wishes.The result is that Nya is sentenced to death by stoning.
Did You Know?
When Carter is in Turghan's camp chopping vegetables we see three potatoes on the tray/bowl. While potatoes are an important staple in contemporary Mongolia (annual consumption ~ 100 pounds per capita per year), these Mongols were taken from Earth around the 12th century and potatoes were only known on the South American continent until the 17th century. However, who knows what vegetation was carried into new worlds by the Goa'uld or whether these potatoes are native to that world, or even some kind of root variation. See more
Carter mentions she is in a yurt. This may be true, but Mongols live in 'Gers', similar to Yurts, but with a couple of slight differences. Several members of the team also stand on the entrance way to the Ger/Yurt, which is a faux pas in Mongolian Culture. See more
The hell with culture - a member of my team has been neutralized. That's a hostile act.
Dr. Daniel Jackson
How is it that you always come up with the worst case scenario?
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Written by Joel Goldsmith See more