|Original air date|
Gavin Hood as Colonel Alexi Vaselov
|SG-1 Season 8|
|Season 7||Season 9|
After Jack O'Neill is promoted to Brigadier General and commander of Stargate Command, and months after defeating Anubis' fleet, the Russians are combing the wreckage, where they encounter a strange entity. Later, the entity makes its way to the SGC in order to get off of Earth.
Several months after the destruction of Anubis's fleet, Stargate Command gets a new member in form of the Russian Colonel Alexi Vaselov, who promptly asks Brigadier General Jack O'Neill for a place on SG-1. After the General rejects this request Vaselov talks with Dr. Daniel Jackson about this but suddenly collapses. When he wakes up again he doesn't remember anything since he was in Russia and his body shows signs of extensive viral damage. O'Neill orders the base to be shut off but Daniel, who wants to leave on a mission with SG-11, takes offence at being stopped and suddenly takes a weapon and nearest team member hostage, then shoots two gate guards before he is stopped by O'Neill and Teal'c.
Meanwhile Vaselov remembers that he felt like being trapped in his own body and he blames himself for what has happened. It is also found out that Russian Cosmonaut Anatole Konstantinov from the International Space Station died a week after returning to Russia, exhibiting the same symptoms as Vaselov. Later Daniel wakes up and on being questioned he quickly remembers that he was taken over by Anubis. It turns out that the former System Lord, thanks to his half-ascended form as a dark spectre which was released when his body was destroyed, can it seems jump from person to person. It is concluded that Anubis plans on leaving the base through the Stargate because he can't use his ascended powers, since this would alert the Ancients. In the meantime Anubis easily eludes capture, prompting the SGC to execute a bold plan to stop his endless wave of murders.
This plan involves moving the control room and splitting the base into 3 using drop-down steel doors. The Stargate is in one section, the new control room is in another, and the room which controls the 'lockdown' is in the third. All staff are restricted to 1 section only. No movement between sections is allowed.
However, Anubis takes over Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter (in the section with the room which controls the 'lockdown'), and makes her schedule a program (including the self-destruct of the base) to open the doors temporarily, and she goes into the new control room and begins dialing the gate, but O'Neill tries to stop her. However, O'Neill is taken over and attempts to walk through the gate, but is stopped by the previously possessed Vaselov who came from the infirmary as soon as he heard the self-destruct warning. Vaselov sets a gun on Anubis/O'Neill and insists that he possesses his body instead otherwise he'll kill them both, so Anubis leaves O'Neill and passes over to him. They then walk through the gate. But just as they start to panic that he managed to get away, Carter assures everyone he did but not to worry. She explains that she couldn't stop his dialling out BUT at least managed to intercept and switch his destination address on him, to KS7-535. On hearing the address, a pleased O'Neill says, "hmmm chilly!" - We then see a close up of a deep snow blizzard, and as we pan out we see a freezing planet, and at the foot of the gate only a few steps away, a frozen solid Vaselov's body (as he is only in a hospital gown), so Anubis is basically trapped there as unable to re-dial the gate without a functioning body...
Alpha Site; Ancient; Antibiotic; Anubis; Anubis' infiltration of Stargate Command; Battle of Antarctica; Bryansk; Cold War; General Dashkaivitch; Foothold situation; French fries; President Henry Hayes; Immune system; International Space Station; Jello; KS7-535; Airman Malcolm McCaffrey; Moscow; Novgorod; The Pentagon; Potato; Renal failure; Russia; Russian Air Force; Self-destruct; Self-destruct control room; SG-11; Stargate Command infirmary; Zat'nik'tel
Jackson: So how's the new job?
O'Neill: Oy. One crisis after another. This morning the mess got a shipment of Yukon Gold potatoes instead of the usual Russets.
O'Neill: Oh yes. The golds don't make for good mash. The consistency's all wrong.
Carter: I hear the new Russian Colonel came to see you, made a pitch to join SG-1.
Jackson: What did you say?
O'Neill: Told 'em to make french fries instead.
Jackson: About the Russian.
O'Neill: Oh. Well I made it clear he shouldn't expect preferential treatment. That he'd have to prove himself before I'd consider him for off-world travel.
Carter: He is one of the most highly-decorated officers in Russian military history. He has over twenty years flight experience.
O'Neill: And exactly no years in off-world travel. I'm not gonna risk the lives of anyone under my command on a slick résumé.
Carter: How uncharacteristically cautious of you.
Carter: (talking about Daniel) The members of SG-11 insisted he seemed perfectly normal. Did you notice anything peculiar about him, sir?
O'Neill: I thought it odd he was shooting up the Gateroom.
Jackson: Can anyone tell me what the hell is going on?
Brightman: You are recovering from a gunshot wound.
Teal'c: You have no recollection of the incident?
Jackson: No! Who shot me?
O'Neill: Don't...change the subject. What do you remember?
Jackson: I went to see Colonel Vaselov and in the middle of our conversation he collapsed and I went to help him and... that's it.
Carter: You don't remember accompanying him to the infirmary?
Jackson: No! Who shot me?
(Carter and Teal'c nod their heads and point their eyes towards O'Neill)
O'Neill: You were shooting the gate room-
Carter: -and wounded two guards.
O'Neill: You'd think that getting blasted out of orbit would have slowed the guy down.
Teal'c: According to Daniel Jackson, Anubis surrendered his mortal form when he ascended, only to be cast down by the Ancients. As a result he exists purely as an immaterial being.
Carter: See in the past when we encountered Anubis the physical form we were seeing was actually a forceshield, designed to contain his essence. When it was destroyed, that essence was released.
Teal'c: Anubis was trapped in Earth's orbit, inhabiting debris from his ship, millions of lightyears away from his power base.
O'Neill: So he hitched a ride on a Cosmonaut?
Carter: Yes sir. And then abandoned him for Colonel Vasilev.
(Jackson knocks on door)
Jackson: Mind if I come in?
O'Neill: You’re not supposed to be walking around.
Jackson: It’s my arm.
O'Neill: You were shot.
Jackson: I know. You shot me.
O'Neill: Not the point.
- This episode and the Stargate: Atlantis episode "Hide and Seek", which premiered on the same night, both featured villains of a non-corporeal state penetrating the heroes' headquarters. Both were defeated the same way: sent to another planet to be trapped forever.
- Teal'c tells Daniel and Sam that he is moving into his apartment on Tuesday, foreshadowing the events of "Affinity".
- Despite being trapped on KS7-535 at the end of the episode, Anubis later returns. How he escaped is never explained along with why he continued possessing bodies rather than constructing another forceshield.
- Dr. Brightman (Alisen Down) takes over as Stargate Command's Chief Medical Officer after the death of Dr. Janet Fraiser. However, this is her only appearance on the series. She would later appear in the Stargate Universe episodes "Divided", "Intervention" and "Pathogen". Allisen is best known for playing Jean Barolay, on Battlestar Galactica.
- The role of Colonel Alexi Vaselov was played by actor Gavin Hood who went on to win an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category for Tsotsi, then later directed Rendition and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
- Aaron Pearl (Major Kearney) previously played Lt. George S. Hammond in the Stargate SG-1 episode "1969".
- The patch on Cosmonaut Anatole Konstantinov's uniform says "Mir," despite the fact that he is supposedly on the International Space Station at the time.
- How was Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter able to shut down the Self-destruct? It's always needed two ranking officers to shut down. Perhaps there was another ranking officer in the room.
- When discussing what happened to Anubis after his fleet was destroyed while attacking Earth, Teal'c says "Anubis was trapped in Earth's orbit, inhabiting debris from his ship. Millions of light years away from his power base". The Milky Way galaxy is only 100,000 - 120,000 light years in diameter.
In other languagesEdit
- French: Quarantaine (Quarantine)
- Italian: Quarantena (Quarantine)
- Spanish: Confinamiento (Confinement)
- Czech: Karanténa (Quarantine)
- German: Colonel Vaselov (Colonel Vaselov)
- Hungarian: Zárlat (Lockdown)
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