"My character is really trying her hardest to convert the entire galaxy to her religion, sort of like a Nazi. But, she's got a fight ahead of her. It's interesting, the turn it takes at the very end is not what I expected when I was reading it, and I had to ask them 'what does this mean?' It'll be interesting." (Actress Morena Baccarin, in an interview with UGO.com)
"Well before this episode aired, I had fans online asking: 'What would happen if a Goa'uld symbiote was implanted in an Ori?' Well ... close enough. This episode is packed with back-references (Adria, Baal, ascension, the memory-altering device), jumps back and forth in time (between the present and a past that didn't really happen), pays off long-standing storylines, and propels the show's major arc in a bold, new direction. Which, alas, we wouldn't be able to pick up until the Ark of Truth movie. But that's a reminiscence for another blog entry.
"It was a huge cliffhanger -- Would Adria be back and under what circumstances? -- but we took solace in the fact that the plan was to make two movies, at least one of which would allow us to close out the Ori arc. BTW, favorite line = 'It's the bad guy equivalent of cordon bleu!'" (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)