Trying to shut down the Stargate proves impossible before facing Earth's destruction. Meanwhile, Teal'c, Bra'tac, and Rya'c break into Anubis' stronghold to stop the weapon. Back on Earth, the teams plan to use the new X-302 hyperspace fighter to send the Stargate away.
Previously on Stargate SG-1Editar
The X-302 hyperspace fighter is completed by Area 51 scientists. Colonel Chekov pressures Major General George S. Hammond into assigning a Russian officer to SG-1. Anubis begins to use an Ancient device to overload Earth's Stargate. Colonel Jack O'Neill and Major Samantha Carter use the X-302 to contact the Asgard but the hyperdrive fails.
Both are listening to two scientists when McKay interrupts, having gotten the idea of using an Electromagnetic pulse. Major General George S. Hammond allows him to proceed, despite Carter's protest. She also presents the problems with that plan, but Hammond orders her to work with McKay. The plan is finally carried out, but it doesn't work. Suddenly electricity shoots from the machine.
When Carter closes the Iris, she is hit and falls to the ground, unconscious which leaves McKay shocked and wondering if Carter will wake up.
On the Jaffa world, they find out where Anubis has positioned the weapon and together with Rya'c they use a Tel'tak to go there. The planet is guarded by Ha'taks, who detect the cloaked cargo ship and forcing Teal'c, Bra'tac and Rya'c to ring down to the planet, where they attack the Jaffa. During the battle Rya'c is wounded. They then hide because there are many guards and patrolling Death Gliders. The three Jaffa then find the weapon (which is of Ancient origin), and while Rya'c has to stay hidden, the two adults go to the weapon. However, the weapon is protected by a force field.
At the SGC, Carter's wounds are treated in the infirmary and she is visited by McKay who apologizes to her and tells her about his past. It is also revealed that the time until the explosion has been cut in half, meaning that they've got about 25 hours before the Stargate detonates.
Back at the SGC, Carter who's recovered and Hammond meet with the two scientists who detail a possible plan that if successful would also mean that the Earth would no longer be capable of sustaining any kind of human life.
Curious, Carter leaves and joins Jonas who tells her that he's curious as to how the Stargate came in. Carter explains that it came through via a retracted hole in the ceiling which later gives her an idea and has Jonas remarking that he knew Carter would think of something.
In the main room, Carter tells the scientists that they should use the X-302 hyperspace fighter to bring the Stargate in space despite many scientists being in disbelief and McKay calling the idea "crazy" but Carter insists that they have a chance but it won't happen if they're all standing around. Hammond then comes forward, telling them to move and all of them start working.
On Anubis's planet, Teal'c and Bra'tac are caught by Jaffa and questioned but they keep silent. They then ask for Rya'c, which makes Teal'c angry. Rya'c later overhears what will happen with Teal'c and Bra'tac. He then goes to a place with ships and steals a Death Glider. Afterwards, he attacks the Jaffa guarding Teal'c and Bra'tac, who then free themselves. He then attacks the weapon, and despite being hit by another glider, he destroys the weapon.
On Earth, Carter tells Colonel Jack O'Neill what he has to do and that there are problems because the fighter wasn't built for something like this. They also talk about Jonas. At the base a scientist tells O'Neill more about the plan and he then sees the X-302 mounted on a plane. After they have reached the proper height, O'Neill separates and rises up. After two engine malfunctions, the fighter starts to sink. While O'Neill can't do anything, McKay suggests sinking the gate in the ocean in order to lessen the potential devastation of the explosion.
O'Neill suggests using the hyperspace engine (as it doesn't matter where the unstable hyperdrive takes the gate, as long as it's far away), but they don't know what will happen if it is used inside the atmosphere. They nevertheless plan to do it and only open a hyperspace window for about one second, long enough to transport the X-302 far enough away from the Earth that the Stargate's explosion is harmless. They carry out the plan successfully and O'Neill also ejects in time, much to the joy of the others.
McKay leaves and says goodbye to Carter who responds by kissing McKay and telling him that she doesn't hate him anymore while O'Neill talks with Hammond. They are then contacted by Teal'c, who informs them that the weapon was destroyed.
Later, the gate from the Russians is installed and, although they want a Russian member as part of SG-1, O'Neill decides to take Jonas in, who then leaves with the team on his first mission.
Boeing 747; Ancients; Anubis' World; Area 51; Atlantic Ocean; Black hole; C-17; Cake; Cloak; Death Glider; EMP Generator; Europe; Florida; Goa'uld; Ha'tak; Iris; Daniel Jackson; Jaffa Rebellion; Naquadria; Nevada; NORAD; Palm scanner; Parachute; Peterson Air Force Base; Piano; President of the United States; Radar; Shaped charge; Shaq'rel's Te'tak; Shol'va; Star Wars; Stargate Command infirmary; Stargate destroyer; Transportation rings; Trinium; United States Navy; X-302 hyperspace fighter; X-303; Zat'nik'tel
McKay: (referring to Anubis) But why wait? Why does the guy show up a day and a half after this all starts to do his "Prepare to meet your doom!!" thing?
Carter: I don't know, maybe he wanted to make sure it was gonna work.
McKay: Yeah, that would be embarrassing, wouldn't it? "Nothing can stop the destruction I bring upon you..." and the gate shuts down. "Oops, sorry, never mind."
McKay: We know that certain waves can travel both ways through a wormhole. Radio signals, for one.
Carter: So what, we call Anubis up and ask him to stop?
McKay: Yeah, "Hey, Anubis, this is your agent. You're playing it way over the top, can you get serious, please?"
McKay: She's not going to be happy when she wakes up, is she? She is going to wake up. Isn't she?
Rya'c: I do not understand. There was at least eight of them.
Rya'c: How did neither of you get hit?
Teal'c: It is always more difficult to hit a moving target.
Bra'tac: It is also helpful to be lucky.
Carter: What'cha thinkin'?
McKay: Besides the fact that these guys are morons? (she laughs) What do you think the little alien guy's doing down there?
Carter: They're working on lightening the 302 but that's why you're going alone. Believe it or not every pound counts.
O'Neill: Shouldn't have had that cake.
McKay: Well. Uh... let me know if I can help.
Carter: I will. Thanks.
(Carter kisses McKay on the cheek)
McKay: That means you don't hate me.
Carter: Maybe. Too bad for you.
Carter: I was more attracted to you when I did.
O'Neill: You sure you want to take this with you, Sir?
Hammond: We're closed for business. I was supposed to retire five years ago. We don't know how long it's going to be before we can reestablish a Stargate program, if ever.
O'Neill: Actually, I just meant it says "Property of U.S. Air Force" on it.
- From this episode onwards, Russia is given periodic cash payments and the plans to the X-302 hyperspace fighter in exchange for leasing the gate to the United States of America. On-screen, Russia has never made any use of these plans. However, in Season 9, they use their ownership of the Stargate to pressure the United States into giving them the ownership of a 304 from the Americans. They name it the Korolev after Soviet rocket engineer Plantilla:WPS.
- The clip of the X-302 cockpit module parachuting into the ocean was taken from footage of the Plantilla:WPS Command Module Splashdown in 1970.
- The fighters seen at Area 51 and during the X-302 launch are T-38 Talons, which use the same basic airframe as the F-5 Freedom Fighter. They are supersonic jet trainers.
- The X-303, later known as the Prometheus, is first mentioned in passing in this episode. Major General George S. Hammond comments that they were required to give the Russians the plans for the X-303 in exchange for the use of their Stargate.
- CMSgt. Walter Harriman's nametag still reads "Norman Davis" in this episode, despite his first name being established as Walter in the season 4 episode, "2010."
- Jonas Quinn officially joins SG-1.
- Aaron Douglas (Jaffa commander) previously played Moac in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Maternal Instinct". He is best known for his role as Chief Galen Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica.
- At one point, Major Samantha Carter mentions the need to override protocols so the X-302 hyperspace fighter will not automatically avoid an "unstable wormhole." This does not make sense as the discussion is about the X-302 entering hyperspace, and all other instabilities discussed in this context were in regards to hyperspace windows. It is likely this is just a goof that was not caught during production, especially since the phrase "unstable wormhole" is often mentioned in other episodes when discussing an issue with the Stargate. Given the vocal similarities between wormhole and window, especially when both are used frequently, it is very likely that Amanda Tapping (Carter's actress) merely made a mistake.
- The explosion of the Stargate and visual confirmation seem to happen at nearly the same time which is obviously impossible due to the limit of the speed of light. The lag between the explosion and it's light reaching the planet at the distance mentioned (over 3 million miles) should be at least 16.2 seconds.
- Nominated Gemini for "Best Visual Effects" (James Tichenor, Simon Ager, Michelle Comens, Adam de Bosch Kemper, Debora Dunphy, Shannon Gurney, Krista McLean, Matthew Talbot-Kelly, Craig Van Den Biggelaar, Bruce Woloshyn)
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