On a hunch that the Goa’uld may have enemies more advanced than humans, SG-1 goes to a planet whose coordinates are taught to every Goa’uld – as a place to avoid at all costs, according to Teal’c. When the team emerges from the stargate, an obelisk near the gate activates and probes all four of them, finally settling on Teal’c. O’Neill leaps toward Teal’c to push him out of the beam, but both of them vanish in a flash of light. The primitive human locals tell Daniel and Carter that the obelisk – Thor’s hammer – only singles out Goa’uld hosts. This is also what a hologram, claiming to be Thor of the Asgard tells O’Neill and Teal’c, who find themselves in a sprawling underground maze. The image also warns that only the host of a Goa’uld can escape alive, but the symbiont will try. The only way Carter and Daniel can find the maze themselves is to follow a woman who claims to be a liberated Goa’uld host, a concept which intrigues Daniel, who hopes that his wife can be found and freed in the same way. When Teal’c encounters the device, it quickly becomes apparent that it will kill him in the process of eliminating the symbiont – and he must depend on Daniel to destroy it.
written by Katharyn Powers
directed by Brad Turner
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Galyn Gorg (Kendra), Vincent Hammond (Unas), Tasmin Kelsey (Gairwyn), James Earl Jones (voice of Unas), Mark Gibbon (Thor)
Notes: James Earl Jones is known to SF fans everywhere as the voice of CNN – oh, and Darth Vader, too.
LogBook entry by Earl Green with notes by Dave Thomer