|Original air date|
|SG-1 Season 7|
|Season 6||Season 8|
SG-1 minus Colonel Jack O'Neill are in Los Angeles where the NID discover a rogue experiment. Also, a Goa'uld explosive device is activated, and they have only hours to deactivate it, or the entire city will be destroyed.
SG-1 arrives at a warehouse in Los Angeles where a rogue element of the NID was previously operating. Nearly everyone involved has been killed in a wholesale massacre. The only survivors are a scientist known as Dr. Keffler, and a girl, named Anna, who is being held in a strange sort of containment cell. While Major Samantha Carter and Agent Malcolm Barrett attempt to get information out of Keffler, Dr. Daniel Jackson talks with Anna, asking her what the NID wanted with her, and about the strange and disturbing charcoal drawings that decorate her cell. While searching the warehouse's labs, SG-1 discovers the nature of the experiment: Anna is a human-Goa'uld hybrid, created by Keffler and his team in an attempt to access the memories and knowledge of the Goa'uld. It was her Goa'uld personality, Sekhmet, taking control of her body, which brutally slaughtered the rogue cell.
Through analyzing her drawings, Jackson discovers how to open a Goa'uld ark that had been discovered in the warehouse. However, on opening it, it was found to contain a Naquadah bomb. Dr. Bill Lee and Teal'c set to trying to defuse it, while Daniel tries to encourage Anna to remember how to defuse it through meditation. Unfortunately this leads to her alternate personality emerging, who then sets fire to all the drawings in the cell.
Anna manages to escape her cell, as does Keffler when he hears about her escape. They encounter each other in a corridor, and gunshots are heard, after which Daniel discovers them both lying dead. During this time Daniel finds the drawing of the abort code to the bomb and Anna regains control of her body at some point and its Anna, not Sekhmet who kills Keffler which she does because of how evil he is.
Area 51; Argos; Ark bomb; Asgard; Cake; Cigarette; DNA; Egypt; Germany; Goa'uld; Harcesis; Helicopter; Los Angeles; Nanite; Napoleon; Naquadah; Naquadah bomb; Nazi; NID; Ra; Scarab Combination Lock; Sekhmet; Shifu; The Silence of the Lambs; Stasis jar; Richard Woolsey; X-ray
Carter: Failed experiments of some kind?
Barrett: What kind is the question.
Carter: Well, there's one way to find out.
Barrett: No forget it major, we've already tried that; all the codes are encrypted. I've requested a data retrieval team.
Carter: Present and accounted for.
Carter: I'm in. I have complete access.
Barrett: Nice work.
Carter: The files seem to document recent work going back over three years.
Barrett: Recent work?
Carter: The artifacts go back to Napoleon. The Nazis eventually recovered them.
Barrett: They ended up in Keffler's father's hands.
Carter: They found a Canopic jar. It's a vessel containing a preserved symbiote. Keffler spliced human ovum with DNA taken from a Goa'uld.
Barrett: So the girl is a human-Goa'uld hybrid.
Carter: The Goa'uld pass on knowledge genetically. They were trying to create a human who could tell them everything a Goa'uld would know. They didn't want to wait either.
Barrett: They got the nanite technology from Area 51...
Carter: (finishes Barrett's sentence)...so they could make her grow up quickly. It took them 45 failures before they finally got it right. You can call off that APB.
Barrett: There is only one of her.
Carter: According to this. The previous attempts either didn't blend properly or they grew too fast and died. The technology had to be modified so the human could slowly learn to gain access to the genetic knowledge buried in her DNA ... Oh my God. They tortured the poor girl.
Barrett: I'm going to go back at Keffler again. Do you want to join me?
Barrett: Just thought you might like to watch a master of interrogation at work.
Carter: You call in someone special?
Lee: (scanning the bomb) According to these readings there's a ten pound block of naquadah in this thing.
Barrett: What's that supposed to mean?
Lee: That it'd be very bad if it went off.
Barrett: Well it's a bomb, right? Usually it's not a good thing when they go off.
Barrett: Can we move this?
Teal'c: From what I know of Goa'uld weaponry, that would be unwise. It may have a sensor that would detect such an action.
Lee: Yeah I-I don't even want to go there. Let's uh, let's see if we can disarm it here first.
Barrett: I'm going to get the local authorities to start evacuating the area.
Lee: Thanks for the vote of confidence.
Barrett: How many miles are we talking about here?
Lee: I don't know, how big is Orange County?
Barrett: (scoffs) You're kidding right?
Lee: Do I-do I look like a practical joker to you?
Barrett: His nitro says he has a bad heart. I say an x-ray would confirm a total absence.
Carter: I don't know, I think he's starting to crack.
Barrett: Come on. That guy was colder than Hannibal Lecter in there.
Carter: Still, obviously no match for a master interrogator.
Barrett: I didn't see you get all Clarice Starling on his ass.
Carter: I didn't want to step on your toes.
- This is the only Stargate SG-1 episode directed by Amanda Tapping. When it came to negotiations for the seventh season, Tapping insisted that her directing of an episode be part of the contract.
- This is the only Stargate SG-1 episode to have both been written by an actor on the show (Michael Shanks) and to be directed by one as well.
- This episode does not feature a Stargate.
- When Dr. Daniel Jackson asks Anna about the pictures she draws, you can see a charcoal drawing of the ship from the episode "Grace". This could just be artist renderings, or it may signify that the Goa'uld have encountered the race before.
- While talking with Anna, Daniel mentions his previous encounter with a human who had access to Goa'uld knowledge, a reference to his encounter with Shifu in "Absolute Power", but regretfully admits to Anna that she is unlikely to Ascend like Shifu did in the end.
- The episode makes several references to the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs. Major Samantha Carter and Agent Malcolm Barrett have a playful exchange referencing Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling, the two main characters in the movie. Anna is held in a square cell in the middle of a large room, similar to that used to hold Lecter. Finally, Dr. Keffler's speech (though not his accent) and mannerisms while being interrogated are not unlike those of Lecter, also a deranged doctor.
- Richard Dean Anderson (Colonel Jack O'Neill) does not appear in this episode.
- Don S. Davis (Major General George S. Hammond) does not appear in this episode.
- In the beginning of the episode they state they are in Los Angeles. But when asked how far the explosion will extend, he is asked how big is Orange County. Los Angeles is in Los Angeles County, not Orange County.
In other languagesEdit
- French: Résurrection (Resurrection)
- Italian: Resurrezione (Resurrection)
- Spanish: Resurrección (Resurrection)
- Czech: Zmrtvýchvstání
- German: Anna (Anna)
- Hungarian: Feltámadás (Resurrection)
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