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"I am not done, Daniel Jackson. Far from it. In fact, we have only just begun."
— Replicarter

Carter and Jacob attempt to reprogram the Dakara superweapon to wipe out all the replicators in the galaxy at once, but realize they may have to accept help from Ba'al to get the job done in time. Meanwhile, Replicarter continues to probe Daniel's mind for the knowledge of the Ancients, and the replicators manage to infiltrate the SGC.

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Last appearance of Replicarter and the Replicators in general.


"Reckoning, Part 2" provides examples of the following tropes:

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The replicators manage to invade the SGC.
  • Badass Boast: Daniel gets two in quick succession after he manages to mentally overpower Replicarter.
    Daniel: Trying to leave? Sorry. A little more time in Danny's world.
    Replicarter: My brethren will not stop. You cannot control them.
    Daniel: Not yet. But I'm learning.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Daniel vs. Replicarter, taking place entirely inside Daniel's mind.
  • Blatant Lies: Replicarter promises that the memories and feelings she shares with the real Samantha Carter are not meaningless to her, and that she won't invade Earth or kill Daniel. She then proceeds to do both.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lampshaded when O'Neill discovers that the ever-unfortunate Siler has managed to get himself trapped, preventing him from leaving the base.
    Reynolds: We have a problem, sir. Six SGC personnel are trapped on level eight. They're cut off from the emergency escape hatch.
    O'Neill: Siler?
    Reynolds: Siler.
    O'Neill: Oh, Siler... Let's go.
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  • Combat Pragmatist: O'Neill, Reynolds, and the other people still in the SGC take advantage of the replicators freezing by shooting them all while they can't move or attack. Bizarrely, no one else does.
  • Concealment Equals Cover: Averted; Siler and a handful of airmen take cover behind an overturned table when O'Neill and Reynolds blow the blast door of the room they're trapped in, but a huge chunk of door becomes embedded in the table anyway, almost taking Siler's head with it.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: When all the stargates are dialed at once, there's a brief montage showing the gates on several worlds the team have visited over the series being activated.
  • Continuity Nod:
  • Dull Surprise: After Daniel manages to overpower Replicarter he takes control of the replicator swarm and causes them all to freeze in mid-attack, prompting some wonderfully understated reactions from O'Neill and Reynolds.
    Reynolds: Huh.
    O'Neill: That's odd.
    (Both shrug and resume firing)
  • Enemy Mine: Ba'al and the Carters make no attempt to hide their disdain for each other, but nevertheless resign themselves to working together in order to modify the Dakara superweapon to target the replicators.
    Carter: No-one's trying to deny that we're mortal enemies here. Can you do it or not?
  • Either "World Domination", or Something About Bananas: Until Sam and Jacob figure out that the wall of Ancient text is a combination lock, they run into phrases like "three days to the chicken".
  • Eureka Moment: Carter gets one as she and Jacob are trying to figure out the writing on the Dakara wall to uncover the superweapon. Carter notices that the Ancient words Jacob is reading, when viewed upside down, are also words that make more sense in context. Thus, they realize there are places where the writing can be turned around and the wall is protected by a simple combination lock system.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: When Reynolds is putting C4 on a door intended to withstand explosions in order to free some fellow Marines in a room, O'Neill tells him to use two sets of explosives on the door. When Reynolds inquires why, O'neill replies "It's a 'Blast Door!'"
  • Guilt-Free Extermination War: The heroes' plan involves wiping out all the replicators in the galaxy in one fell swoop, but since the replicators are voracious mechanical bugs bent on wiping out organic life, nobody really lingers over the ethical considerations.
  • Hive Mind: Replicarter admits that she is only able to process the vast amount of Ancient knowledge held in Daniel's subconscious my distributing it among her "brethren".
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Daniel turns Replicarter's Mind Rape against her, using the opportunity to dig around in her mind while she's busy in his. This allows him to briefly take control of the replicator hordes, which in turn buys Carter and Jacob enough time to finish modifying the superweapon and wipe them all out for good.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Replicarter runs Daniel through with her sword arm once she's done with him.
  • Killed Off for Real: Replicarter is destroyed for good once the weapon is activated.
  • Martial Pacifist: Tolok doesn't want to engage in direct combat with Ba'al's forces as it will mean the deaths of more Jaffa.
  • Not So Omniscient After All: Played for laughs when Ba'al is helping Carter and Jacob reprogram the weapon, since it's implied that he's perfectly aware he's not really a god and is just trying to get a rise out of them.
    Ba'al: (pointing to a panel) This one.
    Jacob: How do you know?
    Ba'al: I am a god. Gods are all-knowing.
    Jacob: (to Carter) Selmak can't work like this. Neither can I.
    Carter: Just try it.
    (Jacob pushes the panel down; the wave pattern moves closer to their target)
    Jacob: Lucky guess.
    • Later:
    Ba'al: Now this one.
    (Jacob pushes another panel and this time the pattern moves further away from the target)
    Carter: That one took us in the wrong direction.
    Jacob: "All-knowing", huh?
  • Nuke 'em: When the replicators manage to override the SGC self-destruct, O'Neill gives the order to evacuate the base and drop a nuke down the silo once everyone is clear.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Two in rapid succession. As the battle in orbit worsens, Ba'al states he can't hang around any longer. Carter says they can finish the job on their own and then thanks him for his help. Ba'al just stares for a moment then wishes the her and Jacob luck before disappearing. Thoroughly lampshaded by Jacob.
    Jacob: That was just creepy.
  • Oh, Crap!: Walter and O'Neill justifiably freak out when the replicators remotely open the iris and start pouring into the gate room.
  • Old-School Dogfighting: Between Ba'al's forces and the replicator ships in orbit around Dakara.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Carter speculates that Anubis intends to use the superweapon to wipe out all life in the galaxy and re-create it to his liking.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Ba'al openly sneers at the idea of working with a female Tau'ri.
  • Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?:
    Carter: This may not be possible, you know.
    Jacob: Come on, Sam. It can't be any harder than blowing up a sun.
    Carter: You know, you blow up one sun and suddenly everyone expects you to walk on water.
  • The Starscream: Ba'al conspires with the heroes to stop Anubis, despite having been working for him all season.
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  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: While the Carters are forced to work with Ba'al.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Daniel is fatally stabbed in the chest by Replicarter, and then the replicator ship he's on disintegrates in space after the weapon is activated.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: When the free Jaffa manage to board Ba'al's ship and surround him, he merely laughs and activates a wrist device to beam himself away.
  • We Can Rule Together: Replicarter gives a speech like this to Daniel, offering to help him access the Ancient knowledge in his subconscious so they can learn the secrets of the universe together.
  • Wham Episode: The replicators are wiped out for good and the Jaffa rebellion lands a final victory in overthrowing the Goa'uld empire.
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