08.01/02 Episode 155/156
Airdate: July 9, 2004
O'Neill's activation of the Ancient defense weapon had destroyed Anubis's fleet in the battle to save Earth. Now his mind has succumbed to the Ancient knowledge, and he remains in stasis in Antarctica as Ba'al, taking advantage of the power vacuum, dominates the System Lords. SG-1 hopes the Asgard can restore O'Neill, and Carter and Teal'c journey to Hala, hoping to make contact with Thor. There they learn that Thor has created a black hole to destroy the Replicators on Hala. Thor beams Carter and Teal'c safely aboard his ship, but they watch in horror as the Replicators escape the black hole's event horizon.
At the SGC, a transmission arrives from Camulus, who proposes a treaty between Earth and the System Lords in an attempt to prevent Ba'al's conquest of the galaxy. Dr. Weir, in command of the SGC, agrees to pursue negotiations despite her mistrust of the Goa'uld's motives, and Camulus, Amaterasu, and Yu arrive at the SGC. They offer an alliance if Earth will agree to use the Ancient weapon to defeat Ba'al, unaware that only O'Neill can activate the device and Earth is vulnerable without him. Weir counters with a bluff, and the Goa'uld send a coded message before abruptly breaking off negotiations.
As Thor pursues the Replicators, Carter is suddenly beamed onto the Replicator ship, a prisoner of Fifth. Although Fifth's humanity had granted him compassion, his betrayal by SG-1 had taught him cruelty and revenge, and he reaches into Carter's mind with horrific images of torture. At Orilla, the Replicator ship encounters an Asgard fleet and is destroyed, and there is no sign that Carter has survived. Meanwhile, at the SGC, the System Lords prepare to leave, but their departure is prevented when an incoming message reveals that a Goa'uld ship approaches to test Earth's defenses. It will arrive within the hour.
At the SGC, Camulus, Amaterasu, and Yu are held as prisoners as they await the arrival of the Goa'uld ship sent to test Earth's defenses, but the ship instead falls to Ba'al. Dr. Weir determines that her prisoners are of more value battling Ba'al, but when offered freedom, Camulus instead requests asylum on Earth. Meanwhile, the Asgard homeworld of Orilla is threatened with annihilation when debris from Fifth's destroyed Replicator ship rains down upon the planet and begins to replicate. Believing that the Ancient knowledge stored in O'Neill's mind may be the key to eliminating the Replicators, Thor and Teal'c return to Earth.
Thor beams both Daniel and O'Neill aboard his ship. From within a stasis pod, O'Neill's mind merges with the ship's computers and he uses the knowledge of the Ancients to create a disruptor device, a weapon effective against the Replicators, before his condition deteriorates and Thor must revive him from stasis. On Orilla, Carter remains a prisoner of Fifth, who has entered her mind and created the illusion of a tranquil life with Pete Shanahan. Carter realizes the fantasy isn't real, and, startled by Fifth's admission that he loves her, she rejects him and appeals to his compassion to let her go.
By tapping into the Replicator network, Thor locates Carter on Orilla, and SG-1 battles the Replicators on the planet as Thor synthesizes a larger version of the disruptor weapon. A tearful Fifth releases Carter, and escapes by ship as the weapon successfully eliminates the Replicators on the planet. Back at the SGC, both Hammond and Weir have been promoted, and O'Neill accepts a promotion to brigadier general, taking command of the SGC and promoting Carter to lieutenant colonel. Meanwhile, aboard the Replicator ship, Fifth watches in awe as he welcomes his new creation, a human-form Replicator in the image of Samantha Carter. This episode aired in two parts.
Part One Written by: Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie
Part Two Written by: Robert C. Cooper
Directed by: Andy Mikita
Guest Starring: Torri Higginson as Dr. Elizabeth Weir, David DeLuise as Pete Shanahan, Patrick Currie as Fifth, Kira Clavell as Amaterasu, Steve Bacic as Camulus, Gary Jones as Technician, Vince Crestejo as Yu the Great, Kevan Ohtsji as Oshu, Barclay Hope as Colonel Lionel Pendergast, Chelah Horsdal as Commanding Officer, Dan Shea as Sergeant Siler, Michael Shanks as Voice of Thor
Reference: Aegir, Amaterasu, Asgard, Asgard Mothership, Asgard Stones, Asgard Transport Beam, BC-303, Black Hole, Camulus, Samantha Carter, Disruptor, Eighth, Fifth, Hala, Holographic Projection, The Daniel Jackson, Neutronium, Jack O'Neill, Orilla, Oshu, Othala, Lionel Pendergast, Penegal, Prometheus, Protected Planets Treaty, Replicators, Replicator Carter, Pete Shanahan, Stasis, System Lords, Teltac, Thor, Time Dilation Device, Weapons, Elizabeth Weir, Yu
DESTINATIONS & INHABITANTS
NOTES OF INTEREST
- According to the Antarctic Treaty, 12 nations, including the US, claim shared jurisdiction in Antarctica, and article one forbids the establishment of any military base or the testing of weapons.
- The High Council of the System Lords is a rather flimsy coalition of the most powerful Goa'ulds in the galaxy who only cooperate when it suits them. There are currently approximately a dozen members, but their numbers vary as new ones rise and old ones are kicked off.
- Earth's unexpected defeat of Anubis created an unstable situation among the System Lords who agreed to divide Anubis's territories and his armies evenly.
- Ba'al has broken the agreement of the System Lords, has discovered the location of Tartarus, and has programmed the Kull Warriors to serve him, tipping the balance of power in his favor.
- The System Lords offered hyperdrive engines in exchange for Earth's support in defeating Ba'al. Dr. Weir demanded all Ba'al's possessions in return.
- The System Lord delegates are Camulus, Celtic god of war, Amaterasu, Japanese sun goddess, and Lord Yu.
- Lord Yu was the one System Lord who opposed Anubis's desire to be reinstated to the High Council after his banishment. He fell out of favor when the other System Lords accepted Anubis back, but has used his power to become their de facto leader now that Anubis is gone.
- Lord Yu is suffering from old age and senility, the sarcophagus is no longer effective, and he no longer has the ability to take a new host.
- Hala is in the Othala galaxy. The modified cargo ship was able to reach the Othala galaxy in approximately 10 days, before the hyperdrive engines were destroyed.
- The time dilation field on Hala served to trap the Replicators for less than two years. Therefore the Asgard collapsed Hala's sun by artificially increasing its gravitational field and creating a black hole which destroyed the planet.
- The Replicators were able to use the time dilation device to counteract the gravitational effects of the black hole and escape.
- A fleet of approximately six Asgard ships under the command of Aegir of the Valhalla fired upon the Replicator ship above Orilla.
- Orilla is the new Asgard homeworld where the Asgard are attempting to rebuild their civilization.
- Neutronium is a key element in Asgard technology, and is also essential for the creation of human-form Replicators. Orilla is rich in neutronium.
- The Protected Planets Treaty includes 26 other planets, plus Earth.
- SG-7 met the Goa'uld delegates offworld and escorted them back to the SGC for the negotiations.
- Orak means "unspeakable", and was used to refer to the Kull Warriors.
- The Asgard had carried numerous stored minds aboard the computers of Asgard ships when they fled their homeworld. When Orilla was found, those minds were placed into cloned bodies to begin building a new colony. Orilla is the last chance of ever rebuilding the Asgard empire.
- The disrupter seems to permanently disrupt all communication between the individual Replicator cells, rendering each one inert.
- Camulus's domain had been among the first to fall to Ba'al, and his fleet has been destroyed.
- The United States Air Force Prometheus is under the command of Colonel Lionel Pendergast.
- Thor's new ship is named the "Daniel Jackson".
- Elizabeth Weir will supervise the research at the Ancient Outpost in Antarctica.
- General Hammond is promoted to the Pentagon to oversee all things relating to Earth's defense, including the SGC, 303 Program, and Antarctic Site. Unofficially the position is called "Homeworld Security".
- Samantha Carter is promoted to lieutenant colonel.
- Jack O'Neill is promoted to brigadier general.
- The System Lords can't be trusted either as a group or individuals. They're posturing egomaniacs, driven by an insatiable lust for power, each one capable of unimaginable evil. [Daniel]
See? Why should I be nervous? It sounds like an average day at the United Nations. [Weir]
- Yu? [Weir]
Don't. Every joke, every pun - done to death, seriously. [Daniel]
- That's the bright side? [Weir]
More of a slightly less dark side. [Daniel]
- I've never looked better. [O'Neill]
- What's the last thing you remember? [Daniel]
Getting my head sucked by one of those dang Ancient head-suckers... and something about twins. [O'Neill]
- Teal'c, what's with the hair? [O'Neill]
- Got legs... whoa. [O'Neill]
- Who's your daddy!! [O'Neill]
- You risk your life over and over and ask for nothing in return. [Weir]
Well, don't be fooled. I'm making a list. [O'Neill]
- I should be clear. I'd like the promotion, the paycheck, and the parking spot, but I don't really want to be in charge of anything. [O'Neill]
- I've spent my whole life sticking it to the man. If I do this, I'll be the man. I don't think I can be the man. [O'Neill]
- If you don't take the job, we could end up with someone much worse. Okay, that didn't come out right. [Carter]
- Now, raise your right hand and repeat after me. I, insert name... [O'Neill]
FOR THE RECORD
- Sweet: 1
- Oy: 1
- O'Neill: remains in stasis in Antarctica
- Carter: tortured by Fifth, presumed killed aboard the Replicator ship, mind controlled by Fifth