REDEMPTION

06.01 and 06.02 Episode 111-112
Airdate: June 7-14, 2002

It has been three months since the loss of Daniel Jackson. O'Neill has resisted nine unsuccessful attempts to replace him, as well as pressure to add a Russian to the team. Since settling on Earth from Kelowna, Jonas Quinn has dedicated himself to mastering Daniel's work, and he is anxious to prove himself to O'Neill and to continue Daniel's work as a member of SG-1. The naquadria which Jonas brought with him from Kelowna has been used to create the first human-built spacecraft capable of achieving hyperspace for interstellar travel, and now the prototype X-302 is ready to be revealed.

Bra'tac arrives at the SGC bringing the sad news that Teal'c's wife, Drey'auc, is seriously ill. Teal'c returns with him to the base of the Rebel Jaffa, but arrives to find that Drey'auc has died, and a bitter Rya'c blames his father for her death. A second incoming wormhole activates at the SGC, but this time there is no incoming traveler, and the gate cannot be shut down. Carter determines that small amounts of energy are being transmitted through the open gate causing an energy buildup that will overload the stargate and result in an explosion capable of destroying all life on Earth.

Word reaches Bra'tac and Teal'c that Anubis has discovered an ancient device that can use one stargate to destroy another, and Earth is his target. With the stargate inaccessible, Earth's only hope is to contact off-world allies for help using the only means of interstellar communication remaining to them, the prototype X-302. O'Neill and Carter pilot the craft, but the instability of the naquadria triggers a built-in safety feature, forcing the ship to auto-abort and return to Earth. With Earth facing annihilation, a holographic image of Anubis appears in the gateroom, warning the Tauri to prepare to meet their doom.

With 54 hours before Earth's destruction at the hands of Anubis, Dr. McKay suggests a desperate plan. An electromagnetic pulse sent back through the stargate should destroy the source of the energy buildup that threatens the gate. However, as Carter feared, when the plan is implemented, the energy feedback causes a power surge that destroys the generator and cuts Earth's remaining time in half. Meanwhile, Bra'tac and Teal'c determine the origin of the wormhole connected to Earth, and with Rya'c they arrive by ship at Anubis's planet. There they find technology of alien design sending a beam of energy through the stargate.

Anubis's alien weapon is under heavy guard by his loyal Jaffa, and Bra'tac, Teal'c and Rya'c come under attack. Rya'c is wounded and ordered to stay behind, and Bra'tac and Teal'c are captured. In the gateroom on Earth, Jonas considers how the stargate was lowered into the facility, which leads to the idea that the gate can be removed and jettisoned from Earth before it explodes. The gate is attached to the X-302, and O'Neill pilots the craft toward space, but a malfunction sends him plummeting back toward Earth. O'Neill risks using the naquadria-powered hyperdrive once more, and this time the hyperspace window activates.

Just as the X-302 enters hyperspace, O'Neill ejects, leaving the stargate to detonate safely over three million miles away. Meanwhile, Rya'c steals a death glider and destroys Anubis's weapon from the air. Earth has been saved, but the SGC must be shut down until Teal'c sends word that Anubis's weapon is no longer a threat. The second stargate is negotiated from the Russians in exchange for technology and a Russian presence at the SGC, but the presence will not be on SG-1. O'Neill makes the decision to acknowledge Jonas's contributions in saving Earth from destruction by welcoming him to the fourth position on SG-1. This episode aired in two parts.

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

Guest Starring: Tony Amendola as Bra'tac, Christopher Kennedy as Dr. Larry Murphy, David Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay, Garry Chalk as Colonel Chekov, Neil Denis as Rya'c, Gary Jones as Technician, Tobias Mehler as Lieutenant Simmons, David Palffy as Anubis, Aleks Paunovic as Shaq'rel, Ivan Cermak as Hagman, Craig McNair as Technician, Carrie Ritchie as Technician, Dan Shea as Sergeant Siler, Michael Soltis as Medic

Reference: Anubis, Anubis's Ancient Weapon, Area 51, Beta Stargate, Bra'tac, Colonel Chekov, Drey'auc, Electromagnetic Pulse Generator, Captain Hagman, Holographic Projection, Rodney McKay, Larry Murphy, Naquadria, P2X-374, Protected Planets Treaty, Jonas Quinn, Rebel Jaffa, Russians, Russian Stargate, Rya'c, Shaq'rel, Shock Grenade, Sergeant Siler, Graham Simmons, Stargate, Teal'c, Teltac, Major Wood, X-302


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Rebel Jaffa Base


Anubis's Planet


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