UNNATURAL SELECTION

06.12 Episode 122
Airdate: January 10, 2003

The Asgard have summoned all the Replicators to the planet Hala, where they had constructed a time dilation device that would entrap the Replicators for thousands of years. However, the device did not activate as planned, and Thor seeks the help of SG-1 to use the inferior technology of the new X-303 to penetrate Replicator space and reset the device. SG-1 reluctantly agrees, but on Hala they discover that the Replicators have used the device to speed up time, and have evolved into human form. The leader, First, explains that the six individuals have taken the names of the order in which they were created.

The Replicators had exploited the design of their creator, Reese, and had since eliminated the flaw of compassion that appears in Fifth. Now they intend to use the time dilation device to allow themselves to create an army with which to conquer the universe. With SG-1 as their prisoners, they invade the minds of the team, forcibly drawing upon their thoughts and memories of other worlds. Fifth shows signs of sympathy toward SG-1, and although the team is unable to prevent the torturous and repeated probing of their minds, Carter volunteers to endure the painful process once more in order to access Fifth's humanity.

Fifth probes Carter's mind, and offers to help SG-1 to escape if they will take him with them. He makes the necessary alterations to the time dilation device, leaving Carter to set the timer. They allow enough time for each of them to return to the ship before activation, however, O'Neill signals Carter to alter the timer, leaving insufficient time for Fifth to join the team. To protect the galaxy from the Replicators, SG-1 is forced to betray Fifth and to use his humanity against him, trapping him within the time dilation bubble with the others as they make their escape.

Story by: Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright
Teleplay by: Brad Wright
Directed by: Andy Mikita

Guest Starring: Ian Buchanan as First, Patrick Currie as Fifth, Gary Jones as Technician, Kristina Copeland as Second, Tahmoh Penikett as Third, Rebecca Robbins as Fourth, Shannon Powell as Sixth, Dan Shea as Sergeant Siler, Michael Shanks as Voice of Thor

Reference: Asgard, Asgard Mothership, Asgard Transport Beam, BC-303, Fifth, First, Hala, Holographic Projection, IDC, Nano-Technology, Neutronium, Prometheus, Replicators, Sergeant Siler, Thor, Time Dilation Device, X-303


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Hala


Human Form Replicators


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