When their most recent destination turns out to be a world that has been conquered by the Goa’uld, O’Neill orders SG-1 to make a hasty retreat back to Earth. Daniel’s investigation of some relics at the site is cut short, so he decides to bring some of the pieces back with him. Before he joins the others at the stargate, Daniel notices a mirror that reflects everything in the room – except for him. When he touches it, he experiences a brief energy surge and then runs to meet the rest of the team for the trip home, only to find they’ve already gone. When he returns through the gate himself, no one at the SGC recognizes him, and he is quickly arrested and interrogated. Daniel’s friends and colleagues are all here, but apparently in different roles; Carter, now the SGC’s resident astrophysicist, gives Daniel a clue that the mirror may have transferred him to a different reality. In this reality, the Goa’uld have besieged Earth, killing over a billion people and laying waste to countless major cities; a select handful of scientists, leaders and others are preparing to mount a “genesis” mission to an offworld site via the stargate when the Goa’uld attack the SGC. Daniel has to convince these alternate versions of his teammates to use that last precious window of opportunity to help him return to his own reality – because he must warn his Earth that the same Goa’uld attack could be imminent for them as well.
Guest Cast: Elizabeth Hoffman (Catherine Langford), Gary Jones (Technician), Stuart O’Connell (Marine), Michael Kopsa (News Anchor), Laara Sadiq (Technician #2), Shawn Stewart (Jaffa)
Notes: Daniel is able to convince Catherine of his story by mentioning her lost fiance Ernest, whom Daniel learned about in The Torment of Tantalus.
LogBook entry by Earl Green with notes by Dave Thomer