06.22 Episode 132
Airdate: March 21, 2003

Daniel appears to O'Neill and warns that Anubis is en route to Abydos to find the Eye of Ra, an ancient relic of enormous power. As an ascended being, Daniel is forbidden to interfere, and he urges SG-1 to find the Eye and stop Anubis. SG-1 arrives on Abydos, where they are reunited with Skaara, and they prepare to defend the planet and find the Eye of Ra hidden within the pyramid. Daniel reappears and assists in finding a secret chamber which contains an ancient tablet. It reveals that the Ancients were once humans who learned to ascend, and that the legacy of the ascended Others of their race lives on in an ancient Lost City.

SG-1 recovers the Eye of Ra as the forces of Anubis arrive and overwhelm the Abydonians. In the battle for Abydos, Skaara is wounded and ascends, and SG-1 is trapped within the pyramid as O'Neill attempts to negotiate their freedom by threatening to destroy the Eye. Meanwhile, Daniel learns that Anubis is a Goa'uld who has become trapped between existence and ascension. Daniel summons the collective forces of the System Lords, and offers to bring Anubis the Eye in exchange for sparing Abydos. However, when he persuades O'Neill to turn over the Eye, Anubis uses its unimagined power to drive the System Lords into retreat.

Anubis turns his destructive power on Abydos. Daniel risks the wrath of the Others by facing Anubis in battle, however, a higher power draws him away. SG-1 escapes through the gate with the Ancient tablet, but they sense the massive energy behind them as Abydos is destroyed. When at last a wormhole to Abydos can be established, SG-1 steps through to find the planet intact, and Skaara and his people alive. However, Skaara explains that what they see is not real. The Abydonians have all ascended through the power of Oma Desala, and their lives will continue on another plane as SG-1 departs Abydos for the last time.

Written by: Robert C. Cooper
Directed by: Martin Wood

Guest Starring: Alexis Cruz as Skaara, Gary Jones as Technician, Special Guest Appearance by Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson, David Palffy as Anubis, Sean Amsing as Tobay, Vince Crestejo as Yu the Great, Michael Adamthwaite as Herak, Veena Sood as Abydonian Leader

Reference: Abydonians, Abydos, Alkesh, Ancients, Ancient Tablet, Anubis, Anubis's Superweapon, Ascension, Eye of Ra, Eye of Tiamat, Force Field, Ha'tak, Herak, Daniel Jackson, Lost City, Ninja Jaffa, Oma Desala, Others, Skaara, System Lords, Tobay, Major Wood, Yu