SG-1 arrives on a planet that has been approached by a Prior – but one who has not made any threats against the villagers. When the Prior returns, SG-1 hides – but is shocked to find that the prior is Daniel Jackson. Landry orders Daniel brought to Odyssey, at which point Daniel asks the team what took them so long. His conversion is all part of a plan, he claims. Merlin’s memories and personality, still trapped in Daniel’s brain, allowed Daniel to convince Adria that he had been converted to Origin. Adria made him a Prior in hopes of converting both Earth and Vala. But Daniel claims that he is still Daniel – that his conversion was simply a ruse to allow him to finish Merlin’s device and then steal an Ori vessel and deliver the weapon into the Ori galaxy. The only hitch in the plan is that Stargate Command will have to deactivate the wormhole that keeps the Ori supergate occupied. That is, it is the only hitch in the plan if Daniel is telling the truth, and even Jack O’Neill can’t be sure about that. To hedge their bets, O’Neill asks Daniel to give him the intel that SG-1 would need to complete the mission on his behalf. Daniel agrees, but the IOA is not so willing to place faith in a Prior. Woolsey orders Daniel to be placed in stasis until SG-1 can verify his intel . . . but that is not part of Daniel’s plan.
written by Robert C. Cooper
directed by Andy Mikita
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Richard Dean Anderson (Maj. Gen. Jack O’Neill), Morena Baccarin (Adria), Robert Picardo (Woolsey)
Notes: Adria captured Daniel in this season’s The Quest Part 2. Woolsey’s cautious approach to Daniel is motivated in part by the consequences of his decision to keep the Anubis clone Khalek alive in season 9’s Prototype. Richard Dean Anderson’s most recent prior guest appearance on SG-1 occurred in the episode 200.
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer