With O’Neill still frozen in the Antarctic Ancient outpost after Anubis’ attack, an international controversy has arisen over the that battle – and until treaties can be worked out, no one nation can lay claim to the outpost, making it off-limits to the SGC. Carter and Teal’c set off on a mission to contact the Asgard in the hopes that they can remove the Ancients’ knowledge from O’Neill without killing him in the process. Daniel stays on Earth with Dr. Weir to await word from Carter, but they’re surprised when the first message they receive is from a representative of the Goa’uld System Lords, all of whom apparently now want to negotiate a treaty of their own after the apparent destruction of Anubis. Weir gets the President’s permission to open talks with the System Lords, but Daniel is skeptical of their motives. The modified Goa’uld ship carrying Carter and Teal’c into Asgard space comes out of hyperspace right on top of a black hole, and it torn to pieces by the gravitational forces – just moments after Thor transports them to his ship. But their troubles are just beginning: Thor caused the stellar collapse that led to the black hole in order to defeat an onslaught of Replicators. But to Thor’s surprise, the Replicators seem to have overcome the black holes’ gravity, and when Carter and Teal’c defend Thor’s ship from a Replicator boarding party, Carter is kidnapped.
She finds herself in the clutches of Fifth, who forces his way into her mind to extract information. And on Earth, the negotiations with the System Lords break down – one of the System Lords, Baal, is trying to take advantage of the void left by Anubis to propel himself into a position of power.
Season 8 Regular Cast: Richard Dean Anderson (General Jack O’Neill), Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson), Amanda Tapping (Colonel Samantha Carter), Chirstopher Judge (Teal’c)
written by Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
directed by Andy Mikita
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Torri Higginson (Dr. Elizabeth Weir), Patrick Currie (Fifth), Kira Clavell (Amaterasu), Steve Bacic (Camulus), Gary Jones (Chief Sgt. Walter Harriman), Vincent Crestejo (Shang Ti), Kevan Ohtsji (Yu’s First Prime), Barclay Hope (Col. Pendergast), Chelah Horsdal (Comm Officer), Buddy Dolan (Commander Langley)
LogBook entry by Earl Green