Col. O'Neil had secret orders to bring a nuclear bomb to the planet and detonate it as a preemptive strike if it appeared as though Earth would be attacked by an alien threat. Ra discovered the bomb, transported it to his ship, and reconfigured it - making it much more destructive - intent on sending it through the stargate to explode on Earth. Col. O'Neil, Dr. Jackson, and their team from Earth assist the people of Abydos in a successful battle against Ra. They discover what Ra has done with the bomb and, at the last moment, while Ra is attempting to escape through his ship, they transport the bomb up to his ship, utterly destroying him. Col. O'Neil returns to Earth. Dr. Jackson remains on Abydos with his newly wed wife, Sha'uri.


Audio problem: Right after Jackson has been dragged through the desert by the creature, it wakes him up and he says, "Get away from me," but his mouth never moves. (00:40:30)

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Ra: There can be only one Ra.

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Question: When Jackson and O'Neill send the nuclear bomb up to Ra's spaceship, why didn't he simply send it down again? Sure it wouldn't have made it back to ground before detonation, but at least his ship may have been spared.

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Chosen answer: When Ra saw the bomb, he realised that it was a few seconds away from detonation. There wouldn't have been enough time to send it back.

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