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Stargate SG-1

Family Ties (Season 10, Episode 18)
TV Episode | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Stargate's HQ gets a video message from Vala's most unreliable father Jacek on the planet Robak- he claims to know about the late Arkad's plans to attack and blow up Earth, even about the several cloaked, naquadah-laden cargo ships in ...See moreStargate's HQ gets a video message from Vala's most unreliable father Jacek on the planet Robak- he claims to know about the late Arkad's plans to attack and blow up Earth, even about the several cloaked, naquadah-laden cargo ships in orbit, and offers details in exchange for sanctuary. General Landry asks Dr. Lam to help him resume contact with her mother Kim, his ex. Even after the cargoes are found and blown up, Vala abhors her dad's entry. The general asks her to go easy on him, realizing that he, too, neglected his daughter because of his career, even if Jacek's neglect was just criminal. When Cam and Daniel go tell Jacek he shouldn't scam people, he tricks them into talking to Vala for him. Vala goes over just for catharsis, telling him she's through picking up the pieces of his tricks, and he certainly keeps scamming- as Daniel also finds even with Terak, a Jaffa from an escaped cargo ship, who hopes to sell the naquadah. When they are apprehended, Jacek promises to help track it and override the rigging of the cargo ship. The Jaffa wait for Jacek and Vala, intending to eliminate them now that Terak is gone, but SG-1 saves them. Since there never was an override, he cheerfully flies away alone in the cargo ship, ignoring that his treachery was anticipated, it's a decoy... Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Writers
Brad Wright (developed for television by) | Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | Joseph Mallozzi | Paul Mullie
Cinematographer
James Alfred Menard (as Jim Menard)
Casting Director
Production Designer
James Robbins (as James C.D. Robbins)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 27, 2007

Release date
Jun 8, 2007 (United States)

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Ben Browder
Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell   See fewer
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Amanda Tapping
Lt. Col. Samantha Carter Lt. Col. Samantha Carter   See fewer
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Claudia Black
Vala Mal Doran Vala Mal Doran   See fewer
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Beau Bridges
Major General Hank Landry Major General Hank Landry   See fewer
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Michael Shanks
Dr. Daniel Jackson Dr. Daniel Jackson   See fewer
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Gary Jones
Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman   See fewer
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Bill Dow
Dr. Bill Lee Dr. Bill Lee   See fewer
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Lexa Doig
Dr. Carolyn Lam Dr. Carolyn Lam   See fewer
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Martin Christopher
Major Kevin Marks Major Kevin Marks   See fewer
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Fulvio Cecere
Col. Davidson Col. Davidson   See fewer
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Paul Wu
De'vir De'vir   See fewer
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Lillianne Lee
Kim Lam (as Lillianne Dieuique-Lee) Kim Lam (as Lillianne Dieuique-Lee)   See fewer
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Dan Shea
Sgt. Siler Sgt. Siler   See fewer
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Michael Lenic
Guy #1 (uncredited) Guy #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 557 votes