While taunting Carter leave means leaving to have fun, not staying behind for more research, Jack is suddenly beamed aboard the spaceship of the Asgard Thor, who explains he is dying, and his ship falling victim in the war against the replicators, an all-infesting kind of mechanical bugs which literally devour to multiply, the transport and self-destruction mechanisms are now also disabled but their next target will be earth if they manage to land. Jack contacts SGC, asking advice and forbidding SG-1 to join him, but they do after the general overrules the colonel, assuring him they have a way back. After Sam makes sense of Thor's notes about the 'techno-bugs' and discusses them with him, she comes up with a plan to explode the ship and the bugs and escape by stargate, but it depends on meticulous timing and Teal'c placing explosives at the outside, which proves even more dangerous then it sounds...
Did You Know?
Michael Shanks character Daniel Jackson says "I feel like I should be up there with them". Michael Shanks also voices Thor, who is up on the ship with the rest of the team. See more
The Asgard ship is said to be entering the atmosphere on a heading of 196 but on screen is heading north east. See more
The Replicators were brought aboard an Asgard ship, for study, before the danger could be fully comprehended.
We do that all the time. Kind of expected more from you guys.
The opening credits for this episode are identical to that of the original pilot episode-- a full slow pass over a symbolic statue of Ra, which had been taken from the original movie, rather than the montage of clips illustrating the actors and their roles-- despite this being the final episode in the third season. See more
Written by Joel Goldsmith
and David Arnold See more