Original Air Date: 06/29/2001
After losing Tealâ€™c to Apophis (in the previous episode, Exodus), Oâ€™Neill, Carter, Daniel and Jacob find themselves aboard Cronusâ€™ ship stranded in a remote part of the galaxy. As they are about to do battle with Apophisâ€™, a mysterious third ship appears, attacking their foe. This gives them the opportunity to escape, but Cronusâ€™ ship has sustained serious damage to its control crystals and is not operating at full capacity. Back at SGC, Hammond receives news that the Tokâ€™ra Council believes SG-1 and Jacob were killed in the massive explosion that destroyed Apophisâ€™ fleet. But Hammondâ€™s not ready to write off SG-1 so easily. Apophisâ€™ ship eventually catches up to SG-1â€™s ship, but sensors reveal there are no apparent signs of life there. With a plan to obtain control crystals, SG-1 transports onto Apophisâ€™ ship. There they find many dead Jaffa as well as a programmed auto-destruct sequence in progress. Most astonishing is the reason for the shipsâ€™ state: itâ€™s infested with an army of replicator bugs, courtesy of the mysterious third ship. SG-1 narrowly escapes the bugs and the auto-destruct, making it back to their own ship. But no sooner do they arrive than a cargo ship appears on the sensors. They are overjoyed to see that itâ€™s piloted by Tealâ€™c: he had somehow escaped death on Apophisâ€™ ship before it blew up. SG-1 rushes to meet him, only to find that he is in the company of Apophis, and that their biggest battle is about to take place.
Richard Dean Anderson as Jonathan "Jack" O'Neill
Amanda Tapping as Samantha Carter
Douglas Christopher Judge as Teal'C
Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson
Don S. Davis as George Hammond
Teryl Rothery as Janet Fraiser