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Vala’s half-Ori daughter Adria returns, now a young woman in her early 20s. As the leader of the Ori invasion fleet in our galaxy, she is now attempting to recruit new warriors into their army. Adria is resolute and frightfully dangerous, and when she encounters her mother again she pressures her to accept Origin, the Ori religion.
Adria is no longer the young girl she was when SG-1 first met her. She is cold and brutal, testing a new weapon by killing a Jaffa and then bringing him back to life in order to continue interrogating him.
Meanwhile, Bra’tac and General Landry travel to the Free Jaffa homeworld of Dakara. There they confront Se’tak, a Jaffa military leader, about his questionable tactics in the war against the followers of the Ori. But Se’tak stands by his decision to use a powerful Ancient device against their enemy, even though its use violates the Jaffa’s agreement with Earth — and will result in the deaths of millions of innocents.
Se’tak hopes that one day they will capture enough Ori ships to make a stand against the enemy, but believes that until then this great cost is acceptable to avoid the even higher cost of defeat. He has recently tested his weapon, and Landry challenges the fact that he chose a human-populated world to target, and not one of the Jaffa worlds that have capitulated to the Ori invaders.
Elsewhere, SG-1 confronts a group of Jaffa led by a man named Bo’rel. A younger warrior with a powerful presence, Bo’rel will do whatever he believes is necessary to fight the Ori threat — and captures Teal’c and Colonel Mitchell, telling them that he intends to seize their ship. When Daniel suggests to him that the humans and Jaffa work together he refuses, declaring that his people will never be dependent on another race again.
“Counterstrike” goes before cameras in mid-April, and will air this summer on The SCI FI Channel in the U.S. Visit GateWorld’s Season Ten episode guide to learn more about the upcoming season!