We do at least get to see an alien planet again this episode, but the people here are descended from Mongols. This basically destroys the timeline the show has set up for the rebellion that led to the burying of the Earth stargate and freedom from the Goa'uld, but if you care about that kind of thing making sense then you're watching the wrong show.
|Father and son.|
Result of this, Carter has to put on a ridiculous dress. Everyone is shocked that she's pretty like you couldn't tell when she's in uniform? Jack and Daniel are pretty gross about it, and the main plot of the episode is kicked off by her being kidnapped in the middle of the night by the guy they saved when they arrived. Four episodes in and this is already happening way too much.
|Her expression says it all, really.|
|Your soul is mine!|
Then the boys arrive and try to negotiate to buy her back, and Daniel makes up some weird and unnecessary bullshit about her being a wizard and also their leader. Surprisingly, Shang Tsung doesn't give a shit. So Jack offers him his pistol, which is such an obviously great deal that he immediately accepts. Should have asked about ammunition first (they have bows so it's not like they don't understand the concept of projectile weapons), but if the bad guy wasn't dumb then there's no way SG-1 could outsmart him.
|This guy spends most of the episode looking worried.|
Jack and Daniel are all prime directive about it, but Carter's all "Nope. We don't just leave a teenage girl to be stoned to death by her tyrant father." No one is convinced until Daniel Jackson suggests that maybe there's some local law they can exploit to save her. Of course there is and of course it means that one of them has to fight Shang Tsung to the death, and of course it ends up being Carter. Jack's really patronising to her about it because we didn't get enough of that already.
|See the family resemblance?|
|Friendship. Friendship, again?|
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