The SGC receive a cryptic signal from the Tok’ra asking for a meeting, but O’Neill and his team wait at the appointed location for hours without making contact. A Goa’uld death glider soars overhead and crashes into the ground near the stargate, and SG-1 recovers the pilot – a badly injured Apophis. Other gliders attack, and O’Neill makes the call to bring Apophis back to Earth, where their dying Goa’uld adversary requests asylum. Apophis asks for O’Neill by name, and demands a new host in exchange for information that could propel humanity into the stars as a major power. O’Neill’s first inclination is to tell Apophis to go to hell, and he says exactly that. O’Neill and General Hammond see an opportunity to interrogate Apophis to gain intelligence on the Goa’uld, while Daniel sees an opportunity to pump the prisoner for information on Sha’re’s whereabouts. Then a delegation from the Tok’ra arrives, with a warning – they didn’t signal the SGC, and they demand Apophis be released and turned over to the Goa’uld. One of Apophis’ rival System Lords, Sokar, demands that Apophis be handed over to him, and swears vengeance on the entire Earth if the SGC doesn’t comply.
written by Katharyn Powers
directed by Peter DeLuise
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Peter Williams (Apophis), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), J.R. Bourne (Martouf), Tobias Mehler (Lt. Simmons), Peter Lacroix (Ashrak), Dan Shea (Sergeant Siler)
LogBook entry by Earl Green