In the wake of Senator Kinsey’s visit, General Hammond is preparing to shut down the stargate facility. O’Neill is worried that this could leave Earth open to a devastating attack, even though he still isn’t completely sold on Daniel’s story of a Goa’uld attack witnessed in an alternate reality. But despite his misgivings about the specifics of Daniel’s story, O’Neill is unwilling to stand by helplessly. SG-1 embarks on an unauthorized mission, disobeying the orders of both General Hammond and the President. They find themselves not just behind enemy lines, but aboard the gigantic Goa’uld starship which is already underway to launch an attack on Earth. Apophis has sent his own son – actually Daniel and O’Neill’s young friend Skaara, inhabited by a symbiont – to lead the attack, but when Teal’c and O’Neill try to get Skaara to rebel against the creature controlling his mind, SG-1 is quickly exposed. O’Neill and Teal’c are both sentenced to death, and even if they do escape, the Goa’uld ships are mere hours away from a defenseless Earth.
story by James Crocker
teleplay by Jonathan Glassner
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Peter Williams (Apophis), Gary Jones (Technician), Alexis Cruz (Skaara), Brent Stait (Maj. Ferretti), Michael Richard Dobson (Jaffa)
Notes: This episode sees the first appearance of the Goa’uld “zat guns.” Daniel learned the coordinates from which the Goa’uld attack would come in There But For The Grace Of God. Skaara was possessed by a Goa’uld in the series pilot Children Of The Gods.
LogBook entry by Earl Green with notes by Dave Thomer