UPGRADES

04.03 Episode 69
Airdate: July 14, 2000

Among the ruins of the distant homeworld of the Ataniks, the Tok'ra have discovered unusual armbands which are purported to give the wearer amazing powers. However, the presence of a symbiote renders the armbands ineffective and useless to the Tok'ra. Anise, an expert in ancient cultures, and a new Tok'ra representative to Earth, approaches the SGC, seeking human test subjects. The mysterious devices could be a powerful new weapon in the war against the Goa'uld, and O'Neill, Carter, and Daniel volunteer to test them.

Once fitted with the alien armbands, O'Neill, Carter, and Daniel begin experiencing dramatic changes. They are endowed with incredible speed and strength, and revel in their newfound abilities despite Dr. Fraiser's concerns. The devices rely on a virus which increases metabolism and presents a serious health risk, but even more unsettling, they cannot be removed. They also affect judgment, and the three find themselves defying orders and leaving the base, even becoming involved in an altercation in town, despite being confined to quarters.

As Dr. Fraiser searches for a solution, O'Neill, Carter, and Daniel are anxious to put their new abilities to the test. When Anise brings word that Apophis is building a new class of battleship that could ensure his dominance over the Goa'uld, they see their opportunity. Again they defy orders and travel through the stargate to sabotage the new ship. During the mission, however, the devices fail, and in their weakened state, SG-1 barely escapes with Teal'c's help as the enemy ship is destroyed.

Written by: David Rich
Directed by: Martin Wood

Guest Starring: Vanessa Angel as Anise/Freya, Teryl Rothery as Dr. Fraiser, Dan Shea as Sergeant Siler, Kristina Copeland as Waitress, Frank Topol as Big Guy, Bill Nikolai as Technician #1, Laara Sadiq as Technician #2, Daniel Melles as SF #1, Tracy Westerholm as SF #2, Fraser Attcheson as Jaffa Commander, Shawn Reis as Jaffa

Reference: Anise, Armbands, Ataniks, Force Field, Freya, O'Malley's Bar & Grill, PX9-757, Serpent Guard, SF Guard, Sergeant Siler, Technicians, Tok'ra, Vern, Major Wood


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PX9-757


Tok'ra


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