SMOKE & MIRRORS

06.14 Episode 124
Airdate: Januray 24, 2003

As Senator Kinsey is greeting well-wishers, he is shot by an assassin's bullet. News of his death comes as a surprise to O'Neill when he returns from a fishing vacation, but when a surveillance videotape places O'Neill at the scene, he is unable to prove his alibi. O'Neill is arrested as the prime suspect, and the rest of SG-1 is determined to unravel the mystery and prove his innocence. Carter suggests that duplicating technology, such as the mimic devices retrieved after the foothold incident at the SGC, could be used to frame O'Neill, and she travels to Area 51 to investigate.

At Area 51, Carter discovers that the alien mimic devices have been stolen, and she turns next to the NID in Washington, DC. There she meets with Agent Barrett, who explains that he has been assigned to expose rogue agents within the NID and that Kinsey had been cooperating with the investigation when he was shot. Meanwhile, Jonas and Teal'c trace Dr. Langham, a scientist who had access to the mimic technology, and who reveals under interrogation that rogue NID agents have been working with a shadow organization of powerful businessmen known as the Committee, in order to use alien technology for commercial profit.

Carter and Barrett track the murder weapon and discover a set of fingerprints which point to an NID agent named Devlin, and Barrett also reveals that Kinsey is alive and in a coma. Devlin, using a mimic device to appear as Major Davis, infiltrates hospital security and makes a second attempt on Kinsey's life. When Devlin later appears before the Committee, he morphs into Carter, who had apprehended Devlin and used a mimic device to conceal her identity and obtain a confession. The Committee is brought down, and O'Neill's name cleared, as a recovered Kinsey greets the press, and takes credit for the entire operation.

Story by: Katharyn Powers
Teleplay by: Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie
Directed by: Peter DeLuise

Guest Starring: Colin Cunningham as Major Davis, Peter Flemming as Agent Barrett, Ronny Cox as Senator Kinsey, Teryl Rothery as Dr. Fraiser, Jon Cuthbert as Agent Devlin, Peter Kelamis as Dr. Langham, John Mann as Luthor Sykes, Yvonne Myers as Area 51 Technician, L. Harvey Gold as Committee Member, Don Mackay as Committee Member, Dale Wilson as Committee Member, Mi-Jung Lee as Reporter, Chris Harrison as Guard, Simon Egan as SF, Daniel Pepper as Hospital SF, James Michalopoulos as Leo, Darryl Scheelar as Man

Reference: Area 51, Malcolm Barrett, Bystanders, Committee, Paul Davis, Mark Devlin, Holographic Projection, Robert Kinsey, Brent Langham, Mimic Device, NID, NID Rogue Operation, Peterson Air Force Base, Stanton Park, Luthor Sykes


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Earth


The Committee


Robert Kinsey


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