08.10 Episode 164
Airdate: September 17, 2004
In a brilliant flash of light, the stargate suddenly vanishes from the gateroom. Surveillance footage suggests that the theft may be the work of the Trust, who may be using locator beacons with Asgard beaming technology and operating from a base aboard Osiris's abandoned alkesh. SG teams trace a locator signal to a warehouse where they find a stockpile of rockets and vials of liquid later determined to be symbiote poison. It seems that the Trust intends to use the rockets and the poison to launch a full scale chemical attack through the stolen stargate against Goa'uld worlds without regard for the loss of Jaffa lives.
Teal'c has been off-world meeting with Rebel leaders. He is reunited with M'zel, and together they make the horrifying discovery that several Goa'uld worlds have been targeted by symbiote poison and millions of Jaffa are dead. They seek to contact Zarin, a Tok'ra operative on P3S-114, but shortly after their arrival, missiles come through the gate and everyone but Teal'c is instantly killed. Meanwhile, at Area 51, Carter and Daniel encounter Dr. Bricksdale. Eventually he confesses to having used Osiris's wrist device to help the Trust gain access to the alkesh, and he is reluctantly persuaded to cooperate with the SGC.
When Carter is mistakenly beamed aboard the cloaked alkesh, Daniel uses the wrist device to gain access to the ship and to disable it so that it can be targeted by Prometheus. However, both Carter and Daniel become prisoners of the Trust aboard the ship, as Prometheus awaits O'Neill's order to fire. Suddenly Teal'c arrives through the onboard stargate, SG-1 subdues the enemy and signals the locator beacon, allowing Prometheus to beam both the team and the stargate aboard as the alkesh vanishes into hyperspace. The stargate is restored, but the Trust remains at large with beaming technology, symbiote poison, and a fully functional alkesh.
Written by: Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie
Directed by: Peter DeLuise
Guest Starring: Brandy Ledford as Zarin, Jonathan Holmes as Dr. Bricksdale, Mark Gibbon as M'zel, Rob Lee as Colonel Pierce, Gary Jones as Technician, Peter Bryant as Hoskins, Lucas Wolf as Jennings, Benita Ha as Brooks, Scott Owen as Sergeant Mackenzie, Barclay Hope as Colonel Pendergast, Rob Hayter as Sergeant, Chelah Horsdal as Comm. Officer, Ryan Booth as Zarin's Jaffa, Dan Shea as Sergeant Siler
Reference: Alkesh, Alpha Site, Area 51, Asgard Transport Beam, BC-303, Dr. Bricksdale, Brooks, Kevin Hartkans, Hoskins, Jaffa, Jennings, Locator Beacon, Missiles, M'zel, NID, NID Off-World Operation, NID Rogue Operation, P3S-114, P4S-161, P4X-650, Lionel Pendergast, Colonel Pierce, Prometheus, Rebel Jaffa, Ribbon Device, Sergeant Siler, Symbiote Poison, Tok'ra, Trust, Zarin
DESTINATIONS & INHABITANTS
NOTES OF INTEREST
- The NID has been clean for over a year, but there are still dozens of ex-agents who are unaccounted for, and they continue to receive financing from unknown sources.
- The Asgard had installed Asgard beam technology as well as a hyperdrive in the Prometheus. The Prometheus has Asgard beam technology, but not Asgard sensors, which means it isn't possible to pinpoint specific targets unless they've been tagged in advance by a locator beacon.
- Osiris's wrist device remotely activated the Asgard transport beam. It is not only keyed to the presence of naquadah in the blood of the user, but also to specific Goa'uld DNA. Bricksdale activated it using an adapter with samples of both.
- Osiris's ship really belonged to Anubis, and he had all the command codes for the ship translated into Ancient. The Ancient symbols, which the Trust forced Daniel to translate into Goa'uld in order to save Krista, was the set of command codes which gave the Trust full control of Osiris's alkesh.
- Ever since the Tok'ra left the Alpha Site, Earth hasn't had much intelligence on their movements, and has no idea where their new base is, although the locations of some of their operatives are still known.
- The new formula of the symbiote poison, developed in conjunction with the Tok'ra, is more stable than the original and easier to produce, but just as deadly to the Goa'uld and the Jaffa, and is to be used only in defensive situations. It can be spread in aerosol form over large areas, making it ideal for the Trust to launch a full-scale chemical attack by rocket through the gate.
- Rebel Jaffa leaders met and were wiped out by the symbiote poison on P4S-161.
- Zarin was a Tok'ra operative working undercover commanding one of Ba'al's garrisons on P3S-114.
- The Trust launched the symbiote poison and wiped out all Goa'uld and Jaffa on P4S-161, P3S-114, and at least three other worlds. Millions are dead.
- The Trust now has a fully functional Goa'uld alkesh and enough symbiote poison remaining to wipe out at least half a dozen more Goa'uld worlds.
- Usually they ask nicely before they ignore us and do whatever they damn well please. [O'Neill]
- Look, Daniel, just because I don't have a better idea is no reason to do anything. [O'Neill]
FOR THE RECORD
- Carter: zatted by Jennings
- Daniel: zatted by Hoskins