RECKONING

08.16 and 08.17 Episode 170-171
Airdate: February 25 & March 4, 2005

Ba'al commands the System Lords, but now faces an even more formidable enemy in the Replicators. Even as Bra'tac and SG-1 prepare to launch a Rebel attack against the Goa'uld, their ship is attacked by Replicators, and Daniel is beamed away. Jacob arrives at the SGC and informs O'Neill that an all-out war has begun, and the Replicators will overrun the galaxy in a matter of weeks. The Jaffa rebellion also faces collapse as many rebels, fearful of the new menace, are repledging their loyalty to the Goa'uld. To revive the Jaffa rebellion, Teal'c proposes recapturing the most holy and symbolic temple of Dakara.

Carter and Thor cooperate to modify the disruptor weapon, however the Replicators quickly adapt and are once again immune to the technology. Meanwhile, Daniel finds himself a prisoner aboard Replicator Carter's ship, and she probes his subconscious mind, seeking the knowledge of the Ancients buried there. The sacred planet of Dakara falls quickly to the Rebel Jaffa forces, and Ba'al brings word to the Goa'uld lord whom he secretly serves. It is Anubis, who has survived his frozen banishment and taken a new host. Anubis orders his forces to disengage the battle with the Replicators and retake the temple at Dakara.

Replicator Carter succeeds in accessing the knowledge of the Ancients in Daniel's mind and learns that the one weapon in all the galaxy capable of destroying her is hidden within the ruins on Dakara. As the Rebel Jaffa prepare to defend Dakara from Ba'al's advancing fleet, Ba'al appears as a hologram at the SGC. He too has learned of the weapon on Dakara but he warns O'Neill that it must be destroyed before his fleet arrives to reclaim it. The weapon is capable of annihilating all life in the galaxy, and there is only one who would use it and survive such pervasive devastation - Anubis.

Anubis intends to use the Ancient device on Dakara to annihilate all life in the galaxy, and he has ordered Ba'al's fleet to reclaim it. Carter and Jacob gate to Dakara to locate and destroy the device before Ba'al arrives, and together they access the temple's chamber. Readings indicate that the device is similar to disruptor technology, and before destroying it, Carter and Jacob consider that it may be possible to modify the output of the device to be effective only against Replicators. However, to prevent the Replicators from adapting, the device would need to be activated throughout the entire stargate network simultaneously.

Ba'al's fleet arrives at Dakara where he is presented with an unusual proposition. With his cooperation to reprogram the stargate network, the Ancient weapon can defeat the Replicators in every corner of the galaxy at once. Ba'al agrees as Jacob continues to recalibrate the device. Meanwhile, Daniel remains a prisoner of Replicator Carter, who probes his mind to assimilate the knowledge of the Ancients. However, as she accesses his subconscious, he begins to access hers, and she struggles to maintain control as her brethren sweep across the galaxy. Replicators invade the SGC, and O'Neill orders the evacuation and destruction of the base.

As Replicators overwhelm the SGC and Dakara, Daniel reaches inside the mind of Replicator Carter and gains control. For an instant, every Replicator is held motionless, allowing time for Jacob to complete the recalibration of the weapon. To release his grip, Replicator Carter stabs Daniel in the heart, and as he slowly dies, the Replicators resume their invasion. Jacob activates the weapon, and a wave of energy translates through every stargate in the network. Instantly, Replicators across the galaxy disintegrate. The Replicators have been defeated, and the Goa'uld retreat. However, Daniel has vanished in a brilliant flash of light, his fate unknown. This episode aired in two parts.

Written by: Damian Kindler
Directed by: Peter DeLuise

Guest Starring: Tony Amendola as Bra'tac, Carmen Argenziano as Jacob Carter/Selmak, Cliff Simon as Ba'al, Eric Breker as Colonel Reynolds, Gary Jones as Technician, Samantha Banton as Goa'uld Lieutenant, Mel Harris as Oma Desala, Isaac Hayes as Tolok, Jeff Judge as Aron, Dean Aylesworth as Old Anubis, Rik Kiviaho as New Anubis, Vince Crestejo as Yu the Great, Kevan Ohtsji as Yu's First Prime Oshu, Dan Shea as Sergeant Siler, Emy Aneke as Ba'al's Jaffa, Michael Shanks as Voice of Thor

Reference: Alkesh, Ancient Control Console, Anubis, Aron, Asgard, Asgard Mothership, Asgard Stones, Asgard Transport Beam, Autodestruct Sequence, Ba'al, Bra'tac, Jacob Carter, Chulak, Dakara, Dakara Weapon, Delmak, Disruptor, Hassara System, Ha'tak, Holographic Projection, Daniel Jackson, The Daniel Jackson, Jaffa, Kull Warrior, Oma Desala, Oshu, Prim'ta, Rebel Jaffa, Replicators, Replicator Carter, Colonel Reynolds, Security Lockdown, Selkhet, Sergeant Siler, Stargate, System Lords, Thor, Tok'ra, Tok'ra Receiver, Tolok, Weapons, Major Wood, Yu


LOCATION


Dakara


Anubis


Ba'al


Replicator Carter


Rebel Jaffa


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