ABYSS

06.06 Episode 116
Airdate: July 19, 2002

Near death from a mysterious contagion, O'Neill had agreed to be implanted with a Tok'ra symbiote. However, the Tok'ra, Kanan, travels to the secret outpost of the System Lord Ba'al, where he is captured, and flees the body as O'Neill dies. O'Neill awakens in a sarcophagus with no memory of events since the implantation. He is a prisoner of Ba'al, held in his secret outpost which uses anti-gravity chambers as prison cells and a means of torture. Ba'al demands to know the reason for O'Neill's mission, and when O'Neill is unable to answer, he is tortured to death and revived again in the sarcophagus.

At the SGC, the team realizes that Kanan had used Ba'al's slave, Shallan, as an informant and had fallen in love with her. Blending with O'Neill had awakened a sense of duty in Kanan not to leave her behind. As O'Neill endures repeated torture, Daniel appears to him in his prison cell. Daniel warns that the cycle of torture and resurrection will continue until O'Neill loses his own identity. As an ascended being, Daniel cannot intervene, but he offers O'Neill an escape through ascension. O'Neill refuses ascension as an option, but he asks Daniel to use his power to make his next death the last.

Ba'al's stronghold is too heavily fortified for an attack from SG-1, but in a moment of enlightenment, Teal'c suggests informing Lord Yu of Ba'al's secret outpost, certain that the Goa'uld will attack. O'Neill has begun to remember Shallan, and fearing that he no longer has the strength to withstand the torture to protect her, he begs Daniel one last time to let him die. Daniel promises that his ordeal is almost over, and as Yu's forces attack, O'Neill has an opportunity to break free and escape. As O'Neill recovers at the SGC, Daniel appears to him once more to promise that everything will be alright.

Written by: Brad Wright
Directed by: Martin Wood

Guest Starring: Dorian Harewood as Thoran, Cliff Simon as Ba'al, Gary Jones as Technician, Special Guest Appearance by Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson, Teryl Rothery as Dr. Fraiser, Ulla Friis as Shallan, Patrick Gallagher as Jaffa Commander

Reference: Anti-Gravity, Ascension, Ba'al, Gravity Cell, Daniel Jackson, Kanan, Lo'taur, Jack O'Neill, Others, Sarcophagus, Shallan, Tal'vak Acid, Thoran, Tok'ra


LOCATION


Ba'al's Secret Outpost


Ba'al


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