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For the type of planet with no Stargate, see Off the grid planet.
Off the Grid
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As Daniel looks on, the Stargate is beamed away while Teal'c, Mitchell and Sam engage in a gunfight against the Lucian Alliance.
Production
Series

Stargate SG-1

Episode

9.16

Production #

916

Original air date

February 10, 2006

Written by

Alan McCullough

Directed by

Peter DeLuise

Cast
Guest stars

Cliff Simon as Ba'al
Matthew Glave as Colonel Paul Emerson
Vince Corazza as Worrel
Eric Steinberg as Netan
Gary Jones as CMSgt. Walter Harriman
Eric Breker as Colonel Albert Reynolds
Maury Chaykin as Nerus
Martin Christopher as Major Kevin Marks
Michael Sunczyk as Vi'tak
Peter New as Farmer

Chronology
Preceded by

"Ethon"

Followed by

"The Scourge"

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"Off the Grid" is the sixteenth episode of the ninth season of Stargate SG-1.

SynopsisEdit

After a failed mission to learn about the new, extremely addictive Lucian Alliance crop, Kassa, the planet's Stargate is beamed away before SG-1 can escape. After discovering that multiple Stargates have disappeared, Major General Henry Landry questions the imprisoned Nerus about who is responsible.

Previously on Stargate SG-1Edit

SG-1 have a run in with the Lucian Alliance. The Goa'uld Nerus offers to help Stargate Command with the fight against the Ori but leads them into a trap while revealing that he is working with the Ori. In response, Major General Henry Landry imprisons Nerus in the basement of Area 51 without food until he can come up with a defense against the Ori.

PlotEdit

While investigating the nature of an addictive corn-like crop grown on an alien world, found by accident by SG-3, SG-1 gets into a firefight with members of the Lucian Alliance. After SG-1 retreats to the gate, Dr. Daniel Jackson tries to dial out only to have the Stargate beamed off world before he can finish.

Having nowhere to retreat to, SG-1 is captured and Worrel, leader of the local Lucian Alliance faction, suspects them of the theft.

Meanwhile on Earth, Major General Henry Landry learns from the Tok'ra that someone has been stealing Stargates all over the galaxy. He suspects Ba'al but needs proof and turns to the imprisoned former follower of Ba'al, Nerus.

At the same time, the newly-commissioned Odyssey with Colonel Paul Emerson leading it receives a conference call from Landry who informs Emerson of the development. Despite the Odyssey being on her shakedown mission, Emerson agrees to take on the mission and orders Major Kevin Marks to set a course for the alien planet SG-1 are on.

Nerus confirms Landry's suspicions and tells him that Ba'al is likely trying to establish a new empire with the gates. Following a sizable feast provided by Landry, Nerus admits to have developed a way to disable a Stargate's correlative update system, effectively rendering one undetectable to the network. Ba'al's plan was to set up his own network of Stargates on his own planets, isolating himself from the wider network.

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The Odyssey faces Ba'al

Meanwhile on the alien planet, Worrel is about to execute SG-1 when they are beamed aboard the Odyssey and filled in with the latest information on Ba'al's scheme. Nerus requests his freedom in exchange for the coordinates to Ba'al's location, but Landry is reluctant to accede. As he knows better than to trust a Goa'uld, Landry secretly feeds a subspace locator beacon to Nerus and then agrees to release him. When Nerus finally returns to Ba'al's ship, the beacon transmits his position to the Odyssey. When trying to use his technology with Ba'al's ship, a virus created by Dr. Bill Lee executes, disabling the ship's defenses and rendering it blind to the arriving Odyssey.

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SG-1 on board Ba'al's ship.

SG-1 beams aboard the ship, makes its way to where the stolen gates are stored and begins planting locator beacons on them so they can be detected by the Odyssey.

Not everything goes smoothly as the Lucian Alliance detected Ba'al as well, and three Ha'taks begin firing on Ba'al's defenseless vessel. Ba'al quickly manages to restore his shields, preventing Odyssey from beaming out SG-1 and the final gate.

With Jaffa closing in, SG-1 launch a final attack.

Seconds later, Marks reports that Ba'al's ship has been destroyed.

On the ship, Netan orders that the Odyssey be attacked.

Back on the Odyssey, Emerson orders the Odyssey head back into hyperspace, Emerson himself stunned at the possibility that SG-1 may be dead.

As such, the Odyssey jumps into hyperspace while back on the Lucian Alliance ship, Natan is furious, his chance at attacking the Odyssey having been denied.

A while later, SG-1 return to Earth and they reveal that thanks to Carter being able to successfully reprogram one of the DHDs, they were able to escape.

Carter suggests that they let the Odyssey go that they're OK with Daniel stating it is due to the fact that the Odyssey probably still think that SG-1 were on board Ba'al's ship when it exploded.

Mitchell also hopes that the Odyssey managed to get all the Stargates off Ba'al's ship before it was destroyed. Landry welcomes them home and tells them that it's been an eventful few days before announcing that they'll debrief in one hour.

Mitchell remarks to his teammates that they've got the best jobs but Daniel and Carter don't share his joy with Carter stating that she's going to hit the shower while Daniel states he's going to find a doctor.

Only Teal'c agrees with Mitchell, stating that they are indeed suitably employed.

As SG-1 go their separate way, Mitchell stares at his gun and remarks that it was a good day before he too heads off.

ReferencesEdit

Apollo program; Area 51; Ba'al's Ha'tak; Battle of the Stargates; Black hole; Cameron Mitchell's grandmother; Chicken; Cheese; Computer virus; Corn; Correlative update system; Cupcake; G36K; Goa'uld; Ha'tak; Jaffa High Council; Kassa; Bill Lee; Lucian Alliance; Mary Poppins; Lt. Mooney; MP7 submachine gun; Netan's Ha'tak; Odyssey; Ori; Off the grid planet; P6G-452; Peterson Air Force Base; Pizza; Prior; Radar; Railgun; Replicators; Subcutaeneous locator beacon; Tegalus; Tel'tak; Tok'ra; The Trust; Turkey

Notable QuotesEdit

Carter: What did you say to them?
Mitchell: Look, obviously it didn't go so well.
Teal'c: I did advise that you were a most unlikely drug smuggler, Colonel Mitchell.
Mitchell: Can we please just fall back to the Gate?

Jackson: (after the Stargate beams out) Guys we have a problem!
Mitchell: (unaware of what's happened) Yes, bad men are shooting at us! Just hurry up and open the damn... (turns around to see the Stargate gone) Gate.

Jackson: What the hell was that?
Mitchell: What was what?
Carter: We're supposed to stay under the radar.
Teal'c: I doubt if this world possesses such technology.

Mitchell: I have no intention of taking anybody on. I'm just going to pose as a buyer.
Jackson: You?
Mitchell: Well no offense, Jackson, but you do not strike me as the drug dealer type. In fact you're not even close.
Jackson: I think I'm as close as you are.
Carter: Come on, you're miles away.
Mitchell: Teal'c, which one of us is closer?
Teal'c: I believe the three of you to be equidistant.
Mitchell: Oh please! Mary Poppins is not even in the running.
Carter: Hey!

Worrel: So, you were done slaying System Lords and decided to move on to more pressing agricultural concerns?
Mitchell: That's exactly it. Corn patrol.

Emerson: I can't think of a better first operational mission for the Odyssey than to bring home SG-1.
Landry: Neither can I, Colonel. Good luck.

Nerus: Individually frosted cakes!

Walter: Sir, if you don't mind me asking...
Landry: How did we plant the beacon on Nerus?
Walter: Yes, sir.
Landry: It was a piece of cake.

Mitchell: We have got the best jobs in the world, don't we?
Carter: I'm going to hit the shower.
Daniel: I'm going to find the doctor.
Teal'c: We are indeed suitably employed.

NotesEdit

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GoofsEdit

  • Before SG-1 is beamed on board the Odyssey, Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter is seen with blood from cuts on her face. After being beamed aboard the blood and cuts are no longer visible. Also the team are all sitting down before being beamed, yet are standing when they arrive on the Odyssey.
  • When the Dial Home Device is beamed up before Dr. Daniel Jackson's eyes what is left behind is matted down grass. The DHD should have left an impression in the dirt that was devoid of grass, especially if one assumes that it had been present there for years (maybe even centuries).
  • Although Marks has been promoted to Major since the events of "Ethon", Colonel Emerson refers to him as "Captain" during the battle with Ba'al's Ha'tak and those of the Lucian Alliance.
  • Marks says that Ba'al's shields have failed, thus allowing them to beam the Stargates aboard. However, moments later, when the Lucian Alliance weapons fire is shown striking Ba'al's ship the shields are shown still up for a few more shots.

First appearancesEdit

CharactersEdit

DeathEdit

In other languagesEdit

  • French: Hors Limite (Off Limit)
  • Italian: Un Souvenir per Nerus (A Souvenir for Nerus)
  • Spanish: Fuera de la Parrilla (Off the Grid)
  • Czech: Narušená síť (Damaged Network)
  • German (DVD/TV): Ohne Netz (Off Grid) / Das Verschwundene Stargate (The Missing Stargate)

External linksEdit

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