SG-1 is assigned as escorts for members of the International Oversight Advisory (IOA) on a trip to the Gamma site. For the most part the team is frustrated by the milk run assignment, although Daniel does welcome the opportunity to interact with the Chinese liasion and attempt to reduce some of the tension between China and SGC. Scientists at the site are investigating a new bug infestation that has been eating crops on planets visited by Priors. When one researcher discovers that the bugs are no longer eating plants, he tests whether they’re carnivorous. They are – and once they taste meat they begin to multiply so rapidly that the Gamma site is quickly overrun and the gate room lost. SG-1 tries to evacuate the IOA, but the bugs are on their trail. And once SGC loses contact with the Gamma site, Gen. Landry orders the Odyssey to deliver a chemical agent from orbit that will kill the bugs – and any humans left on the surface. If Carter can not find a way to break through the planet’s atmospheric interference, the bugs will be the least of their problems.
written by Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
directed by Ken Girotti
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Gary Jones (Chief Sgt. Harriman), Bill Dow (Dr. Lee), Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey), John Prowse (Col. Pearson), Andy Maton (Chapman), Mark Oliver (La Pierre), Tamlyn Tomita (Shen), Guy Fauchon (Pullman), Tony Alcantar (Dr. Myers), Jason Mckinnon (Airman #1), Sean Hall (Airman #2)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer