Flesh and Blood

Stargate SG-1Vala gives birth aboard the Ori cruiser, but before she can hold the baby, the child is whisked away at a Prior’s orders. A few hours later, Tomin tells her that she will be allowed to see the girl, who has already aged the equivalent of years. In order not to provoke a direct confrontation with the Ancients, the Ori have put as much of their knowledge as the human body can hold into the child, who will lead the Ori forces in our galaxy. The child knows that Vala does not believe in the Ori, but hopes to convince her otherwise. She accepts the name that Vala gives her, Adria, and tells Vala that the Ancients are lying. The Ori do ascend their followers, and the Ancients are the ones who sap the energies of humans in order to destroy the Ori.

The Ori ships have left the wreckage of the battle behind, and the survivors struggle to regroup. Carter is still stranded in her EVA suit. Mitchell wakes up aboard a fighter he managed to launch right before the Korolev was destroyed. The Odyssey is limping along, but the Asgard beaming technology is out of commission. Teal’c makes contact with the Odyssey, right before the Lucian representatives on his ship capture him and demand that the Odyssey surrender. Since the Lucian mothership also lacks weapons, it’s not much of a threat for now. Mitchell pilots the Odyssey through a manual pickup of Carter. A scan of the black box from the Korolev confirms that someone used the rings to transport before the ship exploded, giving them hope that Daniel survived.

That hope turns out to be justified, as Daniel contacts Vala aboard the Ori ship. They hatch a plan to try and take Adria off the ship and turn her against the Ori, but Vala’s husband has other plans. Gen. Landry discusses the situation with Woolsey, who says the IOA is considering bringing the Atlantis ZPM to Earth to power the Antarctica defenses. Landry thinks this may be a too-little-too-late solution, and asks Bra’tac to send ships to the battle site to assess the situation. Bra’tac arrives in time to counter a pair of Lucian reinforcements. Carter and Kvasir get the beaming technology working in time to grab Teal’c before the Lucians destroy their own wounded ship. Bra’tac announces that he is heading for Chulak, where the Ori fleet is launching a ground invasion. The rest of SG-1 goes with him to look for Daniel and to try and find a weakness in the Ori ships. In the face of almost hopeless odds, Mitchell plans for a tactical retreat in order to regroup, but Bra’tac seems intent on a noble death.

Season 10 Regular Cast: Ben Browder (Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell), Amanda Tapping (Lt. Col. Samantha Carter), Christopher Judge (Teal’c), Claudia Black (Vala Mal Doran), Beau Bridges (Gen. Hank Landry), Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson)

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Guest Cast: Tony Amendola (Bra’tac), Matt Glave (Col. Emerson), Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey), Eric Steinberg (Netan), Martin Christopher (Maj. Marks), Garry Chalk (Chekov), Tim Guinee (Tomin), Emma Cooper (Adria – 4 Years Old), Jodelle Ferland (Adria – 7 Years Old), Brenna O’Brien (Adria – 12 Years Old), Bruno Verdoni (Lucian Alliance Officer), Gwenda Lorenzetti (Nursemaid), Apollonia Vanova (Russian Weapons Officer), Doug Abrahams (Prior), Gary Jones (Chief Sgt. Walter Harriman)

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Morpheus

Stargate SG-1Daniel determines that Morgana Le Fey may be connected to Merlin’s anti-Ancient device; he speculates that Morgana might have been another descended Ancient who feared the potential of Merlin’s weapon and therefore tried to hide it. Daniel also uses the legend of Sir Gawain to help narrow the search for the three lands that Arthur supposedly traveled to in his search for the Grail. He finds a gate address in one of the books recovered from Merlin’s library in Camelot. SG-1 gets a go to explore the planet, but Vala must remain behind. Even though Landry is inclined to let her work with SGC because of her past sacrifices and her connection to Adria, Vala must pass a psychiatric exam in order to assuage any concerns from the Pentagon.

On the planet, SG-1 discovers a village that seems deserted – until they find a couple deceased in their beds. A medical officer gates in to examine the bodies, with two officers who have not had time to rest from their last mission. The team heads into nearby caves to explore, but finds nothing. They decide to call it a night and head home, until they realize that one of the escort officers has fallen asleep – and isn’t waking up again. The doctor confirms that they are all affected by some kind of mysterious condition, one that ensures that if they fall asleep, they won’t wake up. Even worse, the condition is making all of them even more tired.

At SGC, Vala’s efforts to outwit the psych test only dig her in deeper. More and more frustrated, she begins to think there is no chance that she will pass. Woolsey arrives with an offer from the IOA – the advisory council is not sure that SGC is being fully open about their operations. So the IOA is prepared to ensure that Vala passes the examination . . . if she agrees to report back to the IOA on the goings-on of the Stargate program.

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Guest Cast: Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey), Benjamin Ratner (Dr. Hutchison), Toby Berner (Grimsby), Patrick Gilmore (Ackerman), Robin Mossley (Dr. Reimer), Chris Bradford (Medical Technician)

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The Pegasus Project

Stargate SG-1The Odyssey brings Daniel, Carter, Mitchell and Vala to Atlantis while on a supply run. For Daniel, this is the end of a frequently-interrupted journey, but he can not take much time to savor the experience. He is in search of the other two planets where Arthur searched for Merlin’s anti-Ori weaponry. Weir shows him and Vala to the holographic interface for the Atlantis database.

Mitchell and Carter bring McKay back to the Odyssey to help with the other part of their plan. Carter theorizes that they can not get the Ori supergate to dial out because it is set to receive incoming wormholes from outside the Milky Way. They want to release a stargate near a black hole, and use that gate to dial another stargate which Teal’c has deployed near the supergate. Once this wormhole is established, they will set off thermonuclear charges in an effort to make the wormhole jump from Teal’c’s gate to the supergate. McKay thinks the plan is ridiculous, but he agrees to help Carter attempt to make the necessary calculations. Before they launch, Sheppard provides Mitchell a few tips on managing McKay’s sometimes-prickly personality.

Daniel’s methodical exploration of the database frustrates Vala, who suggests that they simply ask the database where the planets are. To appease her, Daniel does so, and is surprised when he receives a prompt reply. He suspects something is wrong – an old database should not be able to make the necessary translations as quickly as this is. He soon realizes that he is not speaking to a holographic interface – he is talking to an Ancient. Morgana Le Fay, in fact. While Morgana once opposed Merlin’s efforts to build his weapon, she now agrees that something must be done to stop the Ori. Daniel is not satisfied; he urges Morgana and the other Ancients to get off the sidelines and help prevent the Ori from dominating the Milky Way and beyond. But when Morgana tries to provide another bit of information, the other Ancients pull her away. They will not intervene.

On the Odyssey, the initial attempts are unsuccessful. McKay theorizes that it may take a sequence of charges to provide enough power to jump the wormhole. But before they can finish their test of the theory, they have a larger problem. Atlantis has detected a Wraith hive ship heading for the black hole, and the black hole is keeping the Odyssey‘s sensors from detecting it. Atlantis tries to relay a message to Odyssey through Stargate Command and Teal’c, but Teal’c has his own problems – one of the Ori vessels has come to check on the supergate.

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Guest Cast: David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay), Joe Flanigan (Lt. Col. John Sheppard), Torri Higginson (Dr. Elizabeth Weir), Matthew Glave (Col. Paul Emerson), Chelah Horsdal (Lt. Womack), David Nykl (Dr. Zelenka)

Notes: Vala interfered with two of Daniel’s previous attempts to get to Atlantis, in season 8’s Prometheus Unbound and season 9’s Avalon, Part 1. Carter previously emplyed the jump-the-wormhole trick in season 2’s A Matter of Time.

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Insiders

Stargate SG-1Exploration teams are having trouble making any headway on the two worlds identified by Morgan in Atlantis. Daniel has returned to Camelot to look for clues in Merlin’s library. The rest of the team is somewhat surprised when an uncloaked Alkesh heads right into Cheyenne airspace. After Landry orders it shot down, SG-1 heads to the crash site to discover that the ship bears a Ba’al, claiming to be the original and offering a deal. Ba’al believes that the location of the anti-Ori weapon can be found at one of the stargate addresses O’Neill learned from the Ancient repository the first time he encountered it. If SGC will kill the rest of his clones – whom Ba’al says have turned against him – then Ba’al will tell them how to find the weapon.

Agent Barrett arrives to request that SGC turn Ba’al over to the NID for questioning, in order to help gather intelligence about the Goa’uld infiltration of the Trust. But the hunt for Merlin’s weapon takes priority, so SG-1 and several other teams capture a number of clones and return them to the SGC. When Barrett has an uncharacteristic loss of patience, it provides an opportunity for one of the clones to escape. Dr. Lee attempts to rig up a system to dispense symbiote poison through the ventilation systems, but in the time it takes to coordinate that effort, the clones demonstrate some impressive coordination of their own, as the Goa’uld’s real agenda becomes clear.

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Guest Cast: Cliff Simon (Ba’al), Peter Flemming (Agent Malcolm Barrett), Bill Dow (Dr. Lee)

Notes: O’Neill first (and inadvertently) used the Ancient repository in season 2’s The Fifth Race. The Goa’uld infiltration of the Trust was discovered in season 8’s Full Alert. SG-1 foiled Ba’al’s plan to establish his own network of stargates in season 9’s Off the Grid.

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Uninvited

Stargate SG-1Mitchell arrives at O’Neill’s cabin for a mandated team bonding weekend. For the moment, he’s bonding only with Gen. Landry, since Daniel is in England researching Ancient texts, Carter is in charge of the SGC, and Teal’c is assisting Col. Reynolds’ team with an offworld mission. Mitchell finds the situation slightly uncomfortable and distinctly not-relaxing, despite Landry’s orders to ease up for the weekend.

Teal’c reports back that Reynolds’ team, which has been on a covert mission, has found a sudden rash of maulings. Vala reasons that if Carter sends teams back out to investigate, they can determine if the Ori have anything to do with this . . . and delay their arrival at the cabin in the bargain. The creature attacks several members of the SG teams, but Teal’c is able to kill one with a grenade before it can attack Vala. Back at SGC, researchers discover that the creature was originally a benign plant-eater, but had been mutated by some strange slug-like creature with an odd radiation signature. Carter eventually discovers that these creatures have been bleeding through from another dimension. SG teams have been using modified Sodan cloaking devices in order to conduct covert observation missions, and the modifications removed a radiation screen that blocked the slugs.

Carter contacts Area 51 to round up all of the offending devices, but a recovered Agent Barrett discovers that one is missing, presumably in the hands of the Trust. When Mitchell and Landry learn that a strange creature has been mauling hunters around their cabin, they confirm that hypothesis – a member of the Trust has been spying on them all weekend. As a result, the mutated maulers are on Earth.

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Guest Cast: Jodie Graham (SG Leader)

200

Stargate SG-1Martin Lloyd turns to SG-1 for help when the success of Wormhole X-Treme on DVD leads to the possibility of a feature film. Gen. O’Neill orders the team to cooperate, and when Gen. Landry tries to rescue them by sending them on a mission (which happens to mark Mitchell’s 200th trip through a stargate), the gate fails. Stuck in the briefing room with Lloyd, the team pitches their own ideas and tries to dissuade Lloyd from some of his. But even when O’Neill shows up in person, the team may not be able to talk any sense into the Hollywood system.

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Guest Cast: Richard Dean Anderson (Gen. Jack O’Neill), Willie Garson (Martin Lloyd), Don S. Davis (voice of Gen. Hammond), Gary Jones (Sgt. Walter Harriman)

Notes: This episode is the 200th episode of Stargate SG-1 (with the pilot Children of the Gods counting as two episodes). The Wormhole X-Treme TV show was introduced in the episode of the same name, which was the 100th of the series. Executive producer Brad Wright cameos as the engineer in the Star Trek homage. The marionette sequence, which includes the voice of Don S. Davis as Gen. Hammond, would seem to be a homage to Gerry Anderson series such as Thunderbirds, along with another opportunity for the producers to take a shot or two at the original 1994 movie (and at least one line of dialogue from the series pilot). The Jack-is-your-father gag refers to the season 2 episode 1969. Vala’s most obscure reference is to Farscape, which starred both Claudia Black and Ben Browder; while Black reprised her role as Aeryn in the brief homage, Browder opted to play Stark and Michael Shanks played Crichton. Lloyd’s comment about the lack of a title sequence refers to the shortened sequence that appeared at the beginning of season 9. The story where O’Neill becomes invisible was never in an actual episode, but darn it, it should have been.

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Company of Thieves

Stargate SG-1 Col. Carter accompanies the Odyssey to follow up intelligence on the location of another Ori supergate. Instead of a gate, however, the ship encounters a neutron star that weakens its shields and disrupts its systems. Goa’uld motherships attack the Odyssey, drive it into a minefield, and capture it. Anateo, a second in the Lucian Alliance, orders Carter to deactivate the ship’s transponder. When she refuses, Anateo kills Col. Emerson.

Vala is able to scrounge up a cargo ship in less-than-optimal condition, and goes with Mitchell, Daniel and Teal’c to try to find the ship. Unfortunately, her contact has already been approached by Anateo’s men, and she and Daniel are captured. Mitchell proposes that he impersonate Keflinn, one of Netal’s most trusted seconds, in order to infiltrate the Alliance and find the ship. No one but Netal knows what Kefflin looks like, and Mitchell can use the Reole chemical to convince Netal. The plan works, and Mitchell learns that Netal ordered the attack on the Odyssey . . . but he doesn’t know where it is. Anateo has clearly gone rogue, and now Netal wants him stopped. Carter, Vala and Daniel provide some assistance on that score by taking the Odyssey back from Anateo, but the damage is severe – the ship is a sitting duck. And as a final complication, the cloaking device on Teal’c’s ships fails. When Teal’c is captured, Mitchell must maintain his cover, find the Odyssey, and prevent Netal from claiming it for his own.

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Guest Cast: Eric Steinberg (Netan), Rudolf Martin (Anateo), Matthew Glave (Colonel Emerson), Hawthorne James (Lucian Second), Martin Christopher (Major Marks)

Notes: The main title sequence was edited to include Vala running into the gate room to join Mitchell, Carter, Daniel and Teal’c going through the gate. This episode is the 203rd episode produced, breaking The X-Files’ record for longest-running American science fiction series. (The 2007 Guinness Book of Records credits the series as the world’s “longest consecutively-running science fiction series.” Figures a Time Lord would fall through a loophole.) Mitchell met the alien bounty hunter in season 9’s The Ties That Bind. Daniel used the memory-altering chemical in season 5’s Summit.

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The Quest – Part 1

Stargate SG-1Daniel is still trying to figure out the location of Merlin’s weapon when the missing piece arrives to Vala in a dream. The team travels to a world with a technology and culture similar to the Camelot planet. Their requests for information about the Grail are met with warnings of the danger . . . and the news that Ba’al’s team has a three-day head start on them. Morgan has cast spells to protect the Grail, and the only help is the parchment of virtues she has left behind in the library. After the team consults the archivist, Ori troops take over the village and burn the library contents. An innkeeper helps SG-1 escape, along with the archivist, who promises to take them to the Grail.

As they make their way to the cave, the team meets Ba’al, who had been snared by one of Morgan’s traps. He claims to know the name of the dragon that guards the Grail, essential knowledge for the quest. So SG-1 reluctantly allows him to tag along. They also realize that the archivist is actually Adria in disguise. She planted the knowledge in Vala’s dream and helped SG-1 go this far, because she believes that only Daniel, a former Ascended being, can retrieve the Grail. She threatens to kill SG-1 if Daniel does not agree to help her, and he reluctantly agrees. But as they make their way through Morgan’s tests, the team discovers that the threat may not come from the direction they’re expecting.

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Guest Cast: Guest Cast: Cliff Simon (Ba’al), Morena Baccarin (Adria)

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The Quest Part 2

Stargate SG-1Daniel figures out the true name of the guardian and dismisses the dragon guarding the Sangraal. But the gem in the cave is simply a hologram. SG-1 and Baal are teleported to Merlin’s workshop, a chamber that transports its occupants through the stargate network to a new planet (with a similar chamber) every few hours. Adria’s Ori nature means that the chamber leaves her behind – but it also means that she can access the dialing network directly in order to track down SG-1. It takes her time to do so, but gradually she begins to catch up to SG-1. Vala finds an Ancient knowledge repository device, which awakens Merlin from suspended animation. He agrees to help SG-1 construct a new Sangraal, the old one having been destroyed. But he is too weak to do the job himself, so he passes his knowledge and memories along to Daniel, who struggles to complete the device before Merlin’s consciousness overwhelms his brain or Adria’s force arrive in their current location.

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Line in the Sand

Stargate SG-1Landry sends SG-1 to assist a village that has been approached by the Ori. Carter has developed a prototype of Merin’s phasing device that the IOA hopes will keep the village undetectable when the Ori return. Carter has concerns that the device’s power consumption is too great to make such a large-scale phase successful, and she is proven right when the dimension-shifting field collapses the night before the Ori are to return. Carter can not finish her repairs in time, and the Ori take the village. Carter is severely wounded and the device is damaged, but Mitchell is able to activate and put the two of them out of phase.

Tomin arrives leading the Ori troops, and brings Vala up to the Ori flagship. The Orici has ordered Tomin to educate Vala in the ways of the Ori, but Vala desperately tries to convince Tomin that the Ori have twisted his allegiance and turned him into a murderer. Teal’c tries to remain hidden within the village, but a small group of villagers decides to accept Origin in order to spare their lives. But only the village leader knows how SG-1 has managed to make Carter and Mitchell disappear, and she refuses to surrender. The Prior orders the village destroyed, and cites Origin to Tomin as justification. Tomin has a different interpretation of the text, and argues that those in the village who want to follow Origin should be saved. His entreaties fall on deaf ears . . . which provides an opening for Tomin to question his orders without doubting his faith. On the planet, Mitchell tries to convince Carter to keep her own faith alive – so that she and the village might have a chance to keep on living.

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Guest Cast: Tim Guinee (Tomin), Aisha Hinds (Thilana), Eric Breker (Colonel Reynolds) , Aaron Craven (Matar), Greg Anderson (Prior)

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The Road Not Taken

Stargate SG-1During an experiment to improve the phasing device, Carter finds herself transported to an alternate universe. That universe’s Carter – still a major – had also been engaging in a dimension-tapping experiment – but the experiment malfunctioned, killing that Carter and transferring Col. Carter in her place. In this universe, Anubis’s assault against Earth required America to reveal the Stargate program to the public. The resulting riots and diplomatic led President Hank Landry to declare martial law, which has continued in the face of the Ori threat. Gen. Hammond still leads Stargate Command, while Major Lorne leads SG-1. Teal’c has returned to the Jaffa, from whom Earth is now isolated. Mitchell, once paraded as a hero, was cut loose when he began to question Landry’s security measures and restrictions on civil liberties; he now lives in a squalid apartment, paralyzed. Col. Carter saves this Earth from an Ori invasion by taking the entire planet out of phase. But Landry is reluctant to let her leave – Carter is a media hero and a rallying point for his presidency. The only help she can turn to is Major Carter’s ex-husband: dot-com billionaire Rodney McKay.

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Guest Cast: Don S. Davis (Gen. Hammond), David Hewlett (Rodney McKay)

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The Shroud

Stargate SG-1SG-1 arrives on a planet that has been approached by a Prior – but one who has not made any threats against the villagers. When the Prior returns, SG-1 hides – but is shocked to find that the prior is Daniel Jackson. Landry orders Daniel brought to Odyssey, at which point Daniel asks the team what took them so long. His conversion is all part of a plan, he claims. Merlin’s memories and personality, still trapped in Daniel’s brain, allowed Daniel to convince Adria that he had been converted to Origin. Adria made him a Prior in hopes of converting both Earth and Vala. But Daniel claims that he is still Daniel – that his conversion was simply a ruse to allow him to finish Merlin’s device and then steal an Ori vessel and deliver the weapon into the Ori galaxy. The only hitch in the plan is that Stargate Command will have to deactivate the wormhole that keeps the Ori supergate occupied. That is, it is the only hitch in the plan if Daniel is telling the truth, and even Jack O’Neill can’t be sure about that. To hedge their bets, O’Neill asks Daniel to give him the intel that SG-1 would need to complete the mission on his behalf. Daniel agrees, but the IOA is not so willing to place faith in a Prior. Woolsey orders Daniel to be placed in stasis until SG-1 can verify his intel . . . but that is not part of Daniel’s plan.

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Guest Cast: Richard Dean Anderson (Maj. Gen. Jack O’Neill), Morena Baccarin (Adria), Robert Picardo (Woolsey)

Notes: Adria captured Daniel in this season’s The Quest Part 2. Woolsey’s cautious approach to Daniel is motivated in part by the consequences of his decision to keep the Anubis clone Khalek alive in season 9’s Prototype. Richard Dean Anderson’s most recent prior guest appearance on SG-1 occurred in the episode 200.

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Bounty

Stargate SG-1 Netal places a bounty on SG-1, and thanks to energy-emitting tags that the Lucian Alliance placed on them during a recent mission, the bounty hunters know exactly where to look. Teal’c is meeting with the Jaffa. Carter and Dr. Lee are at a conference presenting scaled back versions of their technology. Daniel is on a research trip. And Vala has persuaded Mitchell to bring her home to Kansas for his high school reunion. As Vala entertains herself while perplexing many of Mitchell’s family and former classmates, Mitchell tries to kindle a relationship with an old never-quite-flame. But when one bounty hunter decides to use the reunion as a gathering ground for hostages, and no ships with beaming technology are available, SG-1 must extract everyone from harm’s way.

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Guest Cast: Anne Marie DeLuise (Amy Vanderburg), David Lovgren (Darrell Grimes), Mike Dopud (Odai Vantrell), Eric Steinberg (Netal), Bill Dow (Dr. Lee), Gary Jones (Sgt. Walter Harriman), Timothy Paul Perez (Vashin)

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Bad Guys

Stargate SG-1SG-1 travels without Carter to a world that Daniel hopes contains a repository of Ancient technology. Instead, they wind up on a world much like 20th century Earth that has not yet made contact with other worlds. Their stargate is in a museum, but they do not have a functioning dialing device. The team plans to wait until SGC makes contact and then request a generator to power the gate and dial home manually. But before that happens, some museumgoers find them; the museum’s security guards assume that SG-1 are political rebels and begin shooting. The museum goes into lockdown, trapping some of the patrons inside Concerned that the authorities will simply kill them if they let everyone go, SG-1 decides to pose as rebels and stall for time. With the assistance of a researcher who has long believed the stargate can connect with other worlds, the team tries to find any relics that might let them power the gate themselves. Unfortunately, once they do, they only manage to make it even more urgent that they power up the gate – because otherwise a naquadah bomb will blow them all sky high.

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Guest Cast: Ron Canada (Quartus), Joshua Malina (Cicero)

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Talion

Stargate SG-1A summit to attempt to reorganize the Free Jaffa Nation is sabotaged by a series of explosions. Many are killed, and Teal’c and Bra’tac are seriously injured. When Teal’c recovers, he learns that a Jaffa named Arkad is suspected of being behind the bombings. Arkad wants the Jaffa to follow Origin, and he has been building a base of support. Teal’c and Bra’tac have history with Arkad – they fought several battles against him when they served Apophis. So Teal’c has no patience when Gen. Landry says he wants to wait for confirmation before pursuing Arkad. He leaves the SGC and begins to pursue Arkad on his own. To complicate matters further, SGC intelligence indicates that many Ori-following Jaffa are planning an attack against Earth, and that Arkad is behind the plot. But the Jaffa says that while the former is true, the latter is not, and he offers his help to stop the plot. The IOA wants to learn more, so they agree that no action should be taken against Arkad – and SG-1 must prevent Teal’c from taking actions that will be attributed to Earth.

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Guest Cast: Tony Amendola (Bra’tac), Craig Fairbrass (Arkad), Lexa Doig (Dr. Lam)

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Family Ties

Stargate SG-1Vala’s father asks for sanctuary in exchange for information about Arkad’s plan to attack Earth. While Vala does not trust him, he claims he is trying to change, and his intelligence seems legitimate. Once on Earth, however, Jacek continues to run minor schemes, even while Vala debates whether to attempt to repair their relationship. Others at Stargate Command recommend that she does, including Gen. Landry, who himself is in the process of trying to reconnect with his ex-wife. But when it turns out that Jacek has not been entirely forthcoming about the remnants of Arkad’s plans, SG-1 must recover a cargo ship that’s hidden near the Cheyenne Mountain base – and is rigged to explode.

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Guest Cast: Fred Willard (Jacek), Gary Jones (Sgt. Walter Harriman), Bill Dow (Dr. Lee), Lexa Doig (Dr. Lam)

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Dominion

Stargate SG-1Adria finds Vala in a bar somewhere in the galaxy, trying to cheat her way to a cargo ship. Vala tells her that after information she provided about the possible location of the Ancient repository led SG-3 into a trap, the IOA decided she had been compromised. They planned to remove her from the team and imprison her to prevent her from divulging information about Earth’s defenses, but instead Vala stole a personal cloaking device and escape the SGC. Adria wants to follow the lead Vala has uncovered – but when they arrive on the world in question they find SG-1 waiting with the anti-Prior device. The tables are turned yet again when Ba’al’s Jaffa beam down to the site and take Adria for themselves.

Back at Stargate Command, Vala learns that her memories of her dismissal from the team were a fake. When the team learned that Adria had returned to the Milky Way, Vala volunteered to have false memories implanted with the Galatan device in order to lure Adria into a trap. SGC’s plan was to try to convince her to order to Ori army home, but that quickly takes a back seat to retrieving her from Ba’al. SG-1 learns that the Ba’al clones are gathering for a summit – but when they arrive they find the clones and many Jaffa dead from symbiote poison. Ba’al has apparently decided to eliminate the competition, but one Jaffa who lacked a symbiote is able to give SG-1 Ba’al’s location.

The team is able to retrieve Adria – but not before Ba’al takes her as a host. SG-1 considers its options. One is to simply kill both adversaries on the spot. But the team decides to adopt a more ambitious plan: they enlist the Tok’ra to remove Ba’al and implant a Tok’ra into Adria, who will order the Ori army to leave the galaxy. But Ba’al is not interested in giving up his prize, and injects Adria with poison. The Tok’ra surgeon says that Adria is dying, but she has enough strength left to pursue a fallback option – one that could leave her even more powerful than before.

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Guest Cast: Morena Baccarin (Adria), Cliff Simon (Ba’al), Peter Flemming (Malcolm Barrett), Erik Breker (Col. Reynolds), Jonathan Walker (Ta’seem)

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Unending

Stargate SG-1Gen. Landry and SG-1 travel on the Odyssey to the new Asgard homeworld, where Thor makes an announcement. The Asgard have been unable to reverse their physical deterioration, and they will all soon die. They have chosen to end their civilization in one stroke, but before they do, they want to pass their entire knowledge base and technology along to Earth, as a way of preserving their legacy. Earth is ready to take its role as the fifth race.

Before the proceedings can finish, Ori warships attack. The Odyssey‘s new weapons are able to destroy one ship as the Asgard homeworld explodes. But every time the ship leaves hyperspace, the Ori are waiting for them. Landry and SG-1 decide to make a final stand and beam the crew to a nearby planet in order to take the stargate home. Before the final shot can destroy the ship, Carter activates a time dilation field that, from their perspective, brings events outside the ship to almost a standstill. She figures that this will buy her time to find a way to save the Odyssey and the Asgard technology, or at least their lives.

The task proves more complicated than expected. Even though she develops a matter converter that keeps them all fed and supplied with oxygen, she can not find a way to ensure their survival. Decades pass. Mitchell begins at impatience and makes his way to stir-crazy. Daniel and Vala begin a relationship after a heated argument breaks down Landry passes away. Finally Carter reveals that she has figured out how to reverse the time field and disengage the Asgard technology that is broadcasting their position to the Ori – but they lack the power to implement it. Mitchell suggests that they harness the power of the Ori blast that has been moving slowly toward them for fifty years, and Carter believes it may work. But one member of SG-1 will have to remain old in order to tell the team what to do, or they will simply repeat their experience over and over again.

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directed by Robert C. Cooper
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Gary Jones (Sgt. Walter Harriman)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer