THE SCOURGE

09.17 Episode 191
Airdate: February 17, 2006

The Pentagon has requested that SG-1 escort Richard Woolsey and three representatives of the International Oversight Advisory on their first off-world public relations tour of the Gamma Site. During the routine visit of the scientific research facility, the group is introduced to Dr. Myers, who shares his research on an unusual insect species known as R75. However, when the lethargic bug specimens suddenly become carnivorous and rapidly multiply, killing Dr. Myers and swarming the gateroom, the routine mission becomes deadly. Colonel Pearson orders the facility on lockdown, and SG-1 escorts the representatives to the surface until the situation is contained.

The insidious R75 species is most likely the work of the Priors, and they have breached containment, traveling underground and emerging to feed. As SG-1 escorts the group through the forest, suddenly thousands of insects swarm from the ground and devour an SF in seconds. Unable to continue to the safety of a research station, the terrified group races toward rocky terrain and seeks shelter in a cave, temporarily deterring the advancing swarm with the percussive fire of their weapons. Returning for the F-302s might be their best chance for escape, but a massive explosion signals that the self-destruct has been triggered. The Gamma Site is gone.

Odyssey has been dispatched with orders to launch a neurotoxin that will wipe out R75. Unable to communicate with the ship, however, the humans will be killed as well. Hoping to use the transmitters of the research facility, the group begins a treacherous trek through the woods with the subterranean swarm in close pursuit. Upon arriving at the facility, Carter desperately attempts to broadcast a signal as the team's diminishing ammunition keeps the bugs at bay and the perimeter tightens. Suddenly, in a brilliant flash of light, the group is beamed to safety aboard the Odyssey. However, the threat remains. R75 has been reported on two more worlds.

Written by: Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie
Directed by: Ken Girotti

Guest Starring: Robert Picardo as Richard Woolsey, Tamlyn Tomita as Shen Xiaoyi, Mark Oliver as La Pierre, Andy Maton as Chapman, Tony Alcantar as Dr. Myers, Gary Jones as Sergeant Harriman, Bill Dow as Dr. Lee, John Prowse as Colonel Pearson, Guy Fauchon as Pullman, Jason McKinnon as Walker, Sean Hall as SF

Reference: Asgard Transport Beam, Autodestruct Sequence, BC-304, Chapman, Doomsday, Gamma Site, Gate Alliance Treaty, International Oversight Advisory, La Pierre, Bill Lee, Dr. Myers, Odyssey, Colonel Pearson, Protocol CR91, Dr. Pullman, R75, Shen Xiaoyi, Subcutaneous Transmitter, Walker, Richard Woolsey


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Gamma Site


SGC Research Facility


R75


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