from 5.15 Summit and 10.04 Insiders
can we address this hilarious potential nod for a second? I’m thinking two different things right now. A: If we go by Yu’s assessment that Ba’al is a sore loser, Qetesh was the one who destroyed Ba’al’s flagship in Summit and in order to appear slightly less open for attack among the system lords than he actually was at the time, he claimed that two thousand of his Jaffa had been killed rather than ten. You can even hear it in his voice, how he kind of hesitates in front of Yu before saying two thousand. Take into account that Vala’s Goa’uld extraction took place in 2001, and kicking Ba’al’s butt occured sometime during season 4-5, it makes total sense time-wise. Queue his eventual slip-up five years later while captured at the SGC in front of Vala. or
B: Ba’al is so hilariously shitty at handling flagships that he should not be trusted with one again ever since they keep getting fricked over
hmmm Ba’al spins it like this: Qetesh didn’t destroy his flagship; she only “crippled” it, and I assume 2000 Jaffa on board it were killed. (Flagships can carry that many warriors?) The other 8000 of the 10k Jaffa death toll were on ships which comprised the rest of his fleet, I guess.
This must be the primary reason why Ba’al allies himself with Qetesh as his Queen when he uses the temporal device to change the timeline in Continuum, in addition to the opportunity to gloat about what he did to Vala in front of Daniel.