Line in the Sand

Stargate SG-1Landry sends SG-1 to assist a village that has been approached by the Ori. Carter has developed a prototype of Merin’s phasing device that the IOA hopes will keep the village undetectable when the Ori return. Carter has concerns that the device’s power consumption is too great to make such a large-scale phase successful, and she is proven right when the dimension-shifting field collapses the night before the Ori are to return. Carter can not finish her repairs in time, and the Ori take the village. Carter is severely wounded and the device is damaged, but Mitchell is able to activate and put the two of them out of phase.

Tomin arrives leading the Ori troops, and brings Vala up to the Ori flagship. The Orici has ordered Tomin to educate Vala in the ways of the Ori, but Vala desperately tries to convince Tomin that the Ori have twisted his allegiance and turned him into a murderer. Teal’c tries to remain hidden within the village, but a small group of villagers decides to accept Origin in order to spare their lives. But only the village leader knows how SG-1 has managed to make Carter and Mitchell disappear, and she refuses to surrender. The Prior orders the village destroyed, and cites Origin to Tomin as justification. Tomin has a different interpretation of the text, and argues that those in the village who want to follow Origin should be saved. His entreaties fall on deaf ears . . . which provides an opening for Tomin to question his orders without doubting his faith. On the planet, Mitchell tries to convince Carter to keep her own faith alive – so that she and the village might have a chance to keep on living.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazon's Unboxwritten by Alan McCullough
directed by Andy Mikita
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Tim Guinee (Tomin), Aisha Hinds (Thilana), Eric Breker (Colonel Reynolds) , Aaron Craven (Matar), Greg Anderson (Prior)

LogBook entry by Dave Thomer