SG-1’s latest journey takes them to an advanced, civilized world – one with pollution-free air, beautiful architecture…but no advanced civilization. The only life they do find there is insect life hundreds of times bigger than anything on Earth, and one of them stings Teal’c. O’Neill and the others get Teal’c back to the stargate and escape back to the SGC, closing the iris just in time to deflect hundreds of similar insects. Even with his Goa’uld-enhanced immune system, Teal’c is helpless. Carter contacts an old friend of hers who has the necessary security clearances to visit the SGC, but when he arrives, he’s part of a package deal – Colonel Maybourne of NID comes with him, with orders to transfer Teal’c to their facilities for study. Teal’c quickly breaks out of Maybourne’s custody en route, and even remove his own Goa’uld symbiont before disappearing into the nearest city. In the meantime, another trip through the stargate to the insect-ridden world nets a live specimen for SG-1 – as well as evidence that the enormous insects use humans (or Jaffa) as walking nutrient vats for their larvae. And if Teal’c “hatches” the larvae inside him, it will not only kill him, but could cause what happened on that world to happen on Earth.
written by Robert C. Cooper
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Tom McBeath (Colonel Maybourne), Scott Hylands (Dr. Timothy Harlow), Colleen Rennison (Ally), Alonso Oyarzun (Punk Leader), Richard Leacock (Sergeant), Laara Sadiq (Female Technician)
LogBook entry by Earl Green