SG-1 establishes friendly contact with the planet Orban, whose people Daniel believes to be the descendants of an Aztec civilization that died out in the 8th century. O’Neill is caught a little off-guard with the discovery that the scientific, technical and historical knowledge of the Orbanians seems to reside with their children. But after Teal’c briefs a little boy on the offensive strength of the Goa’uld, and Carter gets a crash course in the design of naquahdah reactors from a little girl named Merrin, an even more disturbing fact comes to light – the children’s bodies are laced with nanites in their infancy, allowing them to accumulate and process vast amounts of information, and then the nanites are extracted in a ceremony to distribute the collected knowledge to the rest of the population. But O’Neill is horrified to learn that those children who serve in this capacity are often left in a zombie-like state. He offers Merrin the chance to request asylum on Earth, but she refuses. O’Neill decides the time has come for drastic action, even if it creates a rift between Earth and Orban.
written by Heather E. Ash
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith, David Arnold & Richard Band
Guest Cast: Andrew Airlie (Kalan), Brittney Irvin (Merrin), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Lachlan Murdoch (Tomin), Stephanie Shea (Solen), Diane Stapley (Mrs. Struble), Rob Farrell (SF Guard), Sarah Goodwill (Student), Laara Sadiq (Technician)
LogBook entry by Earl Green