05.21 Episode 109
Airdate: May 10, 2002

Daniel has been exposed to a lethal dose of radiation, and SG-1 struggles to uncover the circumstances that led to the accident. The team had been visiting Kelowna, one of three major countries on P2S-4C3. The Kelownans had recently discovered an ancient temple containing artifacts and naquadria, an unstable radioactive variation of naquadah with enormous potential as an energy source. The Kelownans are using the naquadria to develop a powerful weapon, and are anxious to trade technology with Earth. However, diplomatic relations ceased when Daniel was injured in a lab accident, and accused of sabotage by the Kelownans.

Because of the enormous potential of naquadria for defense technologies, the SGC attempts to reopen diplomatic relations with Kelowna to trade for the mineral. Despite his resentment over the accusations against Daniel, O'Neill delivers a message to Jonas Quinn, the Special Advisor to the High Minister, and forces him to examine his conscience in covering up the actions of his government. Jonas makes the decision to tell the truth, that Daniel was a hero who had risked his life and saved the planet during the accident, and he brings a sample of naquadria to Earth, leaving his planet behind and risking dishonor as a traitor.

As Daniel's condition continues to deteriorate, each of his teammates visits him with words of farewell. In a plane between life and death, Daniel also has another visitor, Oma Desala, who offers him a chance for enlightenment through ascension. Daniel hesitates to face the new journey she offers, but as Jacob arrives and makes one final attempt to heal him through the healing device, Daniel chooses enlightenment and convinces O'Neill to let him go. Surrounded by his friends, Daniel passes to a higher plane of existence, his body takes on the non-corporeal form of the Others, and he ascends.

Written by: Robert C. Cooper
Directed by: William Waring

Guest Starring: Corin Nemec as Jonas Quinn, Carmen Argenziano as Jacob Carter/Selmak, Gary Jones as Technician, Mel Harris as Oma Desala, Teryl Rothery as Dr. Fraiser, Dave Hurtubise as Tomis Leed, Kevin McCrae as Scientist

Reference: Andari Federation, Ascension, Jacob Carter, Healing Device, Daniel Jackson, Kelowna, Tomis Leed, Naquadria, Oma Desala, Others, P2S-4C3, Jonas Quinn, Tirania, Tok'ra



Jonas Quinn

Oma Desala