The team, now designated SG-1 are planning their next foray through the gate as they try to map out the variety of sites available to them and locate their missing friends. O'Neill asks that Teal'c be allowed to join his team but Gen. Hammond thinks that will be unlikely given that he is the host for a Goa'uld. Unknown to anyone, however, is that O'Neill's close friend, Maj. Charles Kawalsky, leader of SG-2, has been infected by a Goa'uld, an immature version that has not yet taken complete control of the host. Kawalsky is having regular blackouts during which the Goa'uld is trying to return to the gate. An MRI reveals what is wrong but it's unlikely the creature that has fused itself to Kawalsky's spine can be surgically removed. Meanwhile, Col. Kennedy arrives to question Teal'c who has pledged his loyalty to his new world.
Did You Know?
The iris is stated to be three microns in front of the gate's event horizon. For a sense of scale an average human hair is about 40 microns in diameter, a high grade cashmere fiber is maybe 15 microns. But a single atom is only about 1/2000th of a micron. See more
In the scenes when Teal'c is in the holding cell, the serpent symbol on his forehead is upside-down. See more
Permission to barge in, sir?
Featured in Stargate SG-1: Politics
Written by Joel Goldsmith
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