|Original air date|
|SG-1 Season 7|
|Season 6||Season 8|
While on a journey to Earth, the Prometheus makes first contact with an unfriendly ship, and is attacked. Whilst retreating to a Interstellar cloud, Major Samantha Carter is knocked unconscious. She awakens only to find the ship completely abandoned in the Interstellar cloud, but has several hallucinations of the rest of team, and a little girl named Grace.
Previously on Stargate SG-1Edit
The Prometheus is traveling back to Earth with a Hyperspace engine from an Al'kesh. Every couple of hours, the Prometheus has to jump out of hyperspace to cool the Al'kesh hyperspace engine. The Prometheus stops near a Nebula that Major Samantha Carter thinks doesn't conform to nebulae she has previously studied. When they jump out of hyperspace, the Prometheus is attacked by an unknown vessel. They can't jump into hyperspace because the engines need to cool down. The Prometheus is chased into a gas cloud by the alien ship. Carter is knocked out when she tries to divert power from auxiliary to the hyperspace engine to make a small hyperspace jump into the cloud. When she wakes up, all the other crew members have disappeared. She alone must get herself and the Prometheus to safety. She has visions of a little girl, "Grace," running around the ship, playing with bubbles; and of her friends, who vocalize her worries and theories about her predicament.
The hallucination of Dr. Daniel Jackson frankly confesses that he is unreal but he is present because there is something she has overlooked. The hallucination of Teal'c warns her that this whole scenario could be a result of the hostile alien species mind-probing, with a view to her inadvertently surrendering information about the Prometheus' engine technology. Daniel then reappears and tells her that the "nebula" may be a living being, which is why she and the alien ship are stuck inside.
The hallucinations of Jacob Carter and of Colonel Jack O'Neill serve as a means by which Carter confronts her personal life and her relationships (in particular when talking to 'Jack', her feelings for him). 'Jack' tells her he will always be there for her, no matter what.
After an encounter with Grace, who is playing with bubbles, Carter hits on a solution. She engages the hyperspace engines with only a fraction of the usual amount of power. This has the effect of rendering the ship partially intangible.
She contacts the alien ship and offers them the solution to escaping the nebula in exchange for the return of the crew and safe passage once they are out of the nebula. After the crew is returned, she creates a hyperspace bubble large enough to encompass both the Prometheus and the alien ship and they are able to exit the nebula safely. The aliens keep their end of the bargain and fly away without harming the Prometheus. Carter collapses and is taken to the infirmary on the Prometheus. When she wakes up, she finds herself in the Stargate Command infirmary, with O'Neill sitting on the bed beside hers. After they talk and O'Neill leaves, Carter hears Grace singing as she falls asleep again.
Airlock; Al'kesh; Cake; Debra Carter; Dating; Escape pod; Hyperdrive; Interstellar cloud; Harold Maybourne; Nebula; Jonathan J. O'Neill's Al'kesh; P7X-009; Planet (Grace); Prometheus; Sensor; Stargate Command infirmary; Sublight engine; Tagrea; Tok'ra; Unidentified spaceship; Unknown race (Grace); Yo-yo
Ronson: So this thing is different from a nebula how?
Carter: Well that's what makes it so exciting, sir. We don't know exactly.
Ronson: And it just so happens that this formation is in the vicinity of our next cool-down coordinates.
Carter: It'll only be a little bit out of our way, sir. All I ask is two hours tops.
Ronson: If only so I can see the expression on your face firsthand. The words "kid" and "candy store" come to mind.
Carter: I'll maintain my composure, sir.
Jackson: Yep, I'd say you're stuck all right. (Sam ignores the Daniel hallucination) Oh come on, Sam. You've been running the same diagnostic program for four hours now. What makes you think the results are suddenly going to change? Sam? Hello!
Carter: Were you this annoying when you were ascended?
Jackson: I don't know, depends on who you ask. I thought I had a certain je ne sais quoi, timing was so-so.
Carter: Come to give me a pep talk?
O'Neill: That's what friends are for.
O'Neill: Hey. This is you talking here. Might as well be honest.
Carter: What if I quit the air force? Would that change anything or is it just an excuse?
O'Neill: I would never ask you to give up your career.
Carter: Because you don't feel anything for me?
Carter: I'd let you go right now if I knew.
O'Neill: That easy?
Carter: I didn't say it would be easy.
O'Neill: Then what's stopping you if you really wanna know?
Carter: I'm trying.
O'Neill: Maybe it's not me that's the problem here. Let's face it, I'm not that complex.
O'Neill: Sam. I'm a safe bet.
Carter: As long as I'm thinking about you, setting my sights on what I think is unattainable, there's no chance of being hurt by someone else.
O'Neill: Jacob was right. You deserve more. I will always be there for you, no matter what. Believe me.
Carter: So what now?
O'Neill: Go save your ass.
Carter: One last thing.
Sam imagines them kissing.
Carter: Never mind.
Carter: Thank you, Sir.
O'Neill: For what?
O'Neill: Think nothing of it. I've got plenty of that.
- The episode is a follow up to Season 6's "Memento" in which the Prometheus lost its hyperdrive capability and was stranded on Tagrea. It took until this episode to find a way to get the ship back to Earth.
- This episode's plot is similar to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Night Terrors", in which the crew is unable to go into deep sleep, experience hallucinations, and are ultimately rescued from their predicament by interpreting odd visions to discover a scientific solution, and also in that two ships are trapped in a dangerous region of space and need to cooperate to get out.
- This episode's plot is also similar to the Star Trek: Voyager episode "One", in which the Voyager is traveling through a Nebula and Seven of Nine is alone. She experiences hallucinations, due to the Nebula's effect.
- This episode is also similar to an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise where Phlox is the only conscious crew member as everyone else is in an artificial coma because they are inside a nebula that is harmful to the human brain. The nebula also made Phlox hallucinate.
- The Season 2 Stargate: Atlantis episode "Grace Under Pressure" also involves a similar situation (except in a Puddle Jumper under the ocean) with Dr. Rodney McKay stuck inside and Major Samantha Carter is the hallucination. It is likely that the title of the Atlantis episode is a reference to this one (Grace) and to the fact that the Jumper is at the bottom of the ocean (Under Pressure).
- The apparition in the form of Dr. Daniel Jackson hypothesizes that Carter was not hallucinating, rather her visions were the cloud trying to communicate with her. This may also be referenced in "Grace Under Pressure", as McKay's Carter hallucination was fan-theorized to have been caused by a "Lantean whale" (actually a large fish, flagisallus), which were confirmed in a later episode to have telepathic abilities including causing apparitions.
- According to the DVD commentary for "Inauguration", "Grace" received the highest ratings of any television show on the Sci-Fi Channel, including all previous Stargate SG-1 episodes.
- Won Leo for "Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance by a Female" (Amanda Tapping)
In other languagesEdit
- French: Le Voyage Intérieur (The Inside Journey)
- Italian: Grace (Grace)
- Spanish: Grace (Grace)
- Czech: Grace (Grace)
- German: Grace (Grace)
- Hungarian: Grace (Grace)
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