06.17 Episode 127
Airdate: February 14, 2003

As alien encounters, such as a mothership crashing into the Pacific, become harder to conceal, and the threat of Anubis continues to grow, the Pentagon makes the decision to reveal the existence of the Stargate Program. Ambassadors from Great Britain, France, and China join representatives from Russia and the US, including Colonel Chekov, General Hammond, and Major Davis, in a top secret meeting at the Pentagon. Their goal is to form an international coalition that will better enable Earth to defend itself against Anubis. However the ambassadors are skeptical to learn of the existence of the stargate, and of the Goa'uld threat.

When Senator Kinsey arrives, he accuses the SGC of contributing to Anubis's rise to power, and of repeatedly placing Earth at risk. Hammond points out that it is the SGC that has saved Earth from destruction, and he asks for the cooperation of the other represented nations, stipulating that the existence of the stargate must remain secret. However, the ambassadors are outraged to learn of captured alien technology used in such programs as the X-303, and they are suspicious of the US-Russian alliance and distrustful of the military involvement. They insist that their governments will demand full disclosure of the program.

Senator Kinsey reveals his true agenda when he attempts to use international pressure to move the SGC from the authority of the Air Force to the NID, over which he has direct control. However, Hammond has one remaining ace up his sleeve. He contacts Thor, who materializes before the astonished ambassadors, and credits the SGC with saving both Earth and the Asgard. Thor insists that as allies of Earth, the Asgard believe that Earth's interests are best served if the stargate remains under the command of Hammond and the Air Force. His words convince the ambassadors, who readily agree to support the Stargate Program.

Written by: Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie
Directed by: William Gereghty

Guest Starring: François Chau as Chinese Ambassador, Colin Cunningham as Major Davis, Garry Chalk as Colonel Chekov, Martin Evans as British Ambassador, Paul Batten as French Ambassador, Ronny Cox as Senator Kinsey, Olga Tot as Russian Aide, Michael Shanks as Voice of Thor

Reference: Ambassador from Britain, Ambassador from China, Ambassador from France, Asgard, Asgard Transport Beam, Colonel Chekov, Paul Davis, Disclosure, Robert Kinsey, NID, NID Rogue Operation, Pentagon, Protected Planets Treaty, Russians, Thor



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