SG-1 is assigned to explore the planet believed to be the destination of the Goa’uld who attacked Abydos, and since the unmanned probe sent through the gate to gather intelligence seems to have returned no visual information, the SG-3 Marine unit is assigned to accompany them, and both teams are outfitted with night vision gear. Within seconds of stepping out of the gate, SG-1 is attacked by some kind of primitive humanoids. SG-3 fends off the attckers and the two teams go into hiding to observe, until a second group of humanoids – this one appearing to be more civilized – appears. The teams spend some time with the more advanced people, but when it becomes apparent that they haven’t been visited by the Goa’uld in a generation, O’Neill orders his teams to return to Earth. During debriefing, one of the Marines suddenly attacks Teal’c without warning. Other members of SG-3 begin to show similar behavior, and even Carter begins to behave more primally. As the symptoms spread, General Hampton orders the Cheyenne Mountain facility completely sealed off. The two least-affected members of SG-1, Teal’c and Daniel, are assigned to return through the gate to see if the more advanced humanoids know of a cure for their condition. But even after Daniel is abducted by the primitives, Teal’c’s diplomatic request for blood samples meet with hostility – so he takes a less diplomatic approach. It quickly becomes apparent that there may be a closer connection between the two societies on the alien planet than anyone thought.
written by Jonathan Glassner
directed by William Gereghty
music by Joel Goldsmith & David Arnold
Guest Cast: Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Gary Jones (Technician), Steve Makaj (Makepeace), Nicole Oliver (Leedora), Gerard Plunkett (Tuplo), Danny Wattley (Johnson), Roxana Phillip (Melosha)
LogBook entry by Earl Green with notes by Dave Thomer