WATERGATE

04.07 Episode 73
Airdate: August 11, 2000

The stargate won't engage, and an investigation leads to the discovery of a second stargate in Siberia. The Russians had recovered the alpha gate from the floor of the Pacific following the destruction of Thor's Asgard ship, and had begun their own stargate program. Now, however, the Russian gate is locked open, inexplicably maintaining a perpetual wormhole to a planet submerged in water. Brilliant Russian scientist, Dr. Svetlana Markov, turns to the SGC for help, and SG-1 travels to Siberia in an attempt to shut down the gate.

At the Siberian facility, SG-1 makes a horrifying discovery. All of the soldiers and scientists are found dead. A sample of the water, which had been retrieved earlier from the planet and found to have the amazing ability to emit energy, is missing, and the gate remains connected to the water planet, apparently drawing its power from the water itself. Dr. Markov, Carter, and Daniel travel through the wormhole in a miniature submarine, and are successful in shutting down the gate, but the water prevents the sub's return, and begins to crush it.

Meanwhile, back at the facility, O'Neill and Teal'c discover the frozen body of Colonel Maybourne locked in a freezer. Even more astounding, as the body begins to thaw, Maybourne comes back to life, coughing up water, and bringing a dire warning. The water is alive. Having left Maybourne, the water enters Teal'c and forces him to dial the stargate. Now able to return to the planet, the water vanishes through the gate, just as Dr. Markov, Carter and Daniel are returned to the facility in what appears to be an improbable exchange of hostages.

Written by: Robert C. Cooper
Directed by: Martin Wood

Guest Starring: Marina Sirtis as Dr. Svetlana Markov, Tom McBeath as Colonel Maybourne, Gary Jones as Technician, Darryl Scheelar as Co-Pilot

Reference: Beta Stargate, DHD, Disclosure, Hazmat, Svetlana Markov, Harry Maybourne, Russians, Russian Stargate, Stargate, Water Beings, Water Planet, Major Wood


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Water Planet


Water Beings


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