METAMORPHOSIS

06.16 Episode 126
Airdate: February 7, 2003

Colonel Evanov and SG-4 return to the SGC with Alebran, an alien who claims that Nirrti has been using a device to experiment on his people. SG-1 fears that Nirrti has continued her genetic experiments to alter DNA in an attempt to create a hok'tar, an advanced human host, and their fears are realized when Alebran's body suddenly dissolves into liquid. SG-1 and SG-4 return to the planet and enter Nirrti's fortress. There they find that Nirrti's treatments have left the inhabitants profoundly disfigured, but also with formidable side effects. Eggar has developed psychic abilities, and Wodan has remarkable telekinetic powers.

Nirrti's DNA device may have been built by the Ancients, and SG-1 must capture her alive in order to force her to reverse the effects of her experimentation. However, the inhabitants are convinced that Nirrti is a god who is helping to heal them, and when Eggar reads O'Neill's mind and fears he has come to kill their god, the inhabitants turn against the team and imprison them in the dungeon. Nirrti returns and continues her experiments, first taking Colonel Evanov. He eventually dissolves in the same horrible death as Alebran, and Carter is taken as the next victim for Nirrti's machine.

Nirrti subjects Jonas to the DNA device, however, she discovers that his genetic structure is already highly advanced, and she tries instead to seduce him with promises of power. Nirrti turns next to O'Neill, who makes one final attempt to convince Eggar to look into Nirrti's mind. In doing so, Eggar realizes the truth behind Nirrti's experiments. Wodan uses his telekinetic abilities to snap Nirrti's neck, killing her. However, Eggar had also been able to retrieve from Nirrti's mind the knowledge necessary to reverse the effects of the DNA device, and he is able to safely heal Carter and the rest of his people.

Story by: Jacqueline Samuda and James Tichenor
Teleplay by: James Tichenor
Directed by: Peter DeLuise

Guest Starring: Jacqueline Samuda as Nirrti, Alex Zahara as Eggar, Dion Johnstone as Wodan, Raoul Ganeev as Lieutenant Colonel Sergei Evanov, Gary Jones as Technician, Teryl Rothery as Dr. Fraiser, Alex Rae as Alebran, Jacquie Janzen as Lieutenant Rush, Dan Payne as Jaffa Commander

Reference: Alebran, Alternate Dimension, DNA Resequencer, Eggar, Sergei Evanov, Hazmat, Hok'tar, Invisibility, Nirrti, P3X-367, Jonas Quinn, Russians, Staff Cannon, Wodan


LOCATION


P3X-367


Disfigured Natives


Nirrti


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