Having been left stranded in an unknown galaxy, SG-1 and Jacob Carter desperately search for a means to get home, only for their problems to greatly increase when they learn that Apophis has arrived. In addition to dealing with Apophis, the team must also deal with the Replicators and also face a new danger in the form of Teal'c who has become Apophis' First Prime once again, effectively turning against SG-1. With time running out, SG-1 must save Teal'c and stop both the Replicators and Apophis once and for all.
Previously on Stargate SG-1
SG-1 and the Tok'ra are pushed to destroy Apophis once and for all after Tanith escapes the Tok'ra prison and alerts Apophis to Vorash. In order to destroy him, they plan to set Vorash's sun to go supernova by using the Stargate to dial P3W-451 and cause the sun to go critical. However, in the meantime, an Al'kesh attacks SG-1's Ha'tak but is destroyed by Colonel Jack O'Neill and Teal'c in a Death Glider who crash on Vorash in the process. On the way to the Transportation rings, Teal'c gets shot by a Jaffa and supposedly dies before he is taken by Tanith to be presented to Apophis as a "gift". The sun successfully goes supernova, wiping out Apophis' fleet. However, seconds after they exit hyperspace, SG-1 and Selmak/Jacob Carter realize that the supernova has caused the Ha'tak to travel 4 million light years to an Unnamed Galaxy, and it will take them over 120 years to get back at top speed. Worse still, it's also revealed that Apophis' mothership has also survived which leaves the team stunned.
With very little choice (weapons won't cause a dent in Apophis' mothership, and hyperdrives are offline), SG-1 and Selmak/Jacob Carter decide to make contact with Apophis in order not to get killed. However, Apophis shows no interest in what they are going to say, and even ignores their surrender, saying "Klavel ha" in Goa'uld, which Daniel translates as "too late."
Apophis charges up weapons, but takes a while in actually firing them, which makes the team feel uneasy. However, as the ship finally fires, the shots all miss the Ha'tak as Apophis is trying to hit a second unidentified vessel instead. The ship's shield proves powerful, and even uses its weapons to block several shots, as well as firing back at Apophis.
While Colonel Jack O'Neill admires the people of the ship for fighting Apophis first, calling their style "shoot first, send flowers later", Jacob decides to retreat, since they have no idea if the aliens on board the ship are hostile or not. He sets a course for the corona of the system's Blue giant, since its radiation can make them invisible to ship's sensors, but SG-1 would also be blind.
While they are repairing them, Carter won't stop thinking about the loss of Teal'c. After they switch the control crystals, the shields are back online. However, they discover another problem; the hyperdrive crystals are burnt, and with no spare crystals, they can't go into hyperspace.
Meanwhile, in Stargate Command, a Tok'ra contingent arrives in the Gate Room. One of them introduces herself as councilwoman Ren'al. She informs Major General George S. Hammond that the plan to wipe out Apophis' fleet worked, though they did find a one-man pod that traveled to Goa'uld-occupied territory, but the identity of the occupant is unknown for the time being.
They also inform Hammond that they detected two distortions during the supernova, implying two ships may have escaped, though they are confident nobody would have survived, thinking SG-1 and Selmak were those people. Ren'al tells Hammond that whether they survived or not, their actions caused a power vacuum for the Goa'uld, who would be fighting each other for years to come. When they consider the team heroes, Hammond says to her; "you'll forgive me for holding out hope a little longer. SG-1 has a surprisingly good habit of beating the odds."
The shields have almost become ineffective to the radiation, and Carter and Selmak are still unable to repair the hyperdrive, as even retro-fitting other crystals doesn't work. With no alternative, they must risk leaving the corona of the blue giant and face whoever may have survived.
As they leave the corona, they see that Apophis' ship is still around, but the other ship isn't. Fortunately, they notice no life signs on board. They decide to take the opportunity to commandeer the ship, since it has a faster hyperdrive and more advanced weapons and shields, and at the very least, they could retrieve the necessary control crystals for the damaged hyperdrive.
However, as they enter the ship via the transportation rings, they hear a self-destruct counting down on four minutes. Jacob Carter plans to go to the Pel'tak to shut it off while Carter and O'Neill retrieve the crystals.
On the way, they notice a group of dead Jaffa and while they examine the scene, Carter is distracted by a familiar noise. They both then look up to see a Replicator scaling up a wall. O'Neill contacts Jacob on the radio and recommends pulling back. Jacob seems to agree with him; Replicators have taken over the Pel'tak. With three minutes remaining, Carter still goes to find the crystals.
With one minute left, Jacob awaits Carter and O'Neill in the ring room. They have retrieved the crystals, but they're being chased by Replicators. They are able to ring back on board the Ha'tak before being overrun by Replicators.
With no time to fix the hyperdrive, Jackson pilots the ship with sublight engines to get as far away from Apophis' ship as possible. As it self-destructs, Jacob takes over control of the ship and transfers all power to the shields despite believing they won't make it and the shields are powerful enough to protect the Ha'tak from the shock wave.
After the narrow escape, the Carters then start to utilize the newly acquired control crystals to repair the hyperdrive, which is a success. Their joy is short lived when Jackson calls for them, as he has detected something on board the sensors: a ship. When they arrive at the Pel'tak, they pick up a Tel'tak on sensors. Believing they may have escaped the Replicator incursion, Selmak hails them.
The individual who answers comes as a surprise for the team: Teal'c. He reveals that since Tanith presented him to Apophis, he managed to revive Teal'c in a sarcophagus. After the Replicators attacked, he and a small number of Jaffa who support the rebellion were able to escape. They allow him to enter the ship.
Sometime later, SG-1 and Teal'c reunite. O'Neill runs to him and they embrace. However, the reunion takes a shocking turn when Teal'c gets hold of Jack's sidearm and aims it at them while other Jaffa appear and train their Zat'nik'tels at them as well. O'Neill and the team wonder what is going on. Apophis enters the scene tp congratulate Teal'c, and inform him that he has resumed his rightful position as Apophis' First Prime.
SG-1 are stripped of their weapons and armor and taken to an empty room, where O'Neill thinks Teal'c has a plan going until Teal'c punches him in the face. Teal'c claims that he was in the service of Apophis all along for the past four years, and calls his four years with SG-1 "subterfuge" out of all the times O'Neill's life was in danger, he wished him to die.
The team realize that he has been brainwashed to serve Apophis again, much like what Apophis did to Teal'c's son, Rya'c. Teal'c listens to them no further, and locks them in the room. Fortunately, Jacob is still at large. O'Neill asks Carter to see if she could look around the control panel and make the doors open.
Teal'c and some of the other Jaffa unload the cargo, including a sarcophagus and some crates. However, unknown to them, as they leave the room, the top of one crate starts to dissolve, meaning the Replicators have boarded the ship.
In the main room, Apophis examines his new Pel'tak and despises the late Cronus's sense of decoration, calling the chair in question "disgusting". After a course for Delmak is plotted, Teal'c enters in his Jaffa armor and kneels down before Apophis. When Apophis says that Selmak has eluded capture, Teal'c promises to take care of it personally.
In the room, Carter, despite not knowing what to do, fiddles around with the control panel. Just then, the doors opens, revealing Jacob, who is busting them out. Just as they are about to leave, however, they are stopped by Teal'c, who after telling O'Neill that he would become the host to his symbiote, "Junior", shoots the control panel, before leaving them again. A few moments later, the ship unexpectedly drops out of hyperspace.
As Teal'c investigates, he and the other two Jaffa find the engine room swarming with Replicators.
The doors open partially in SG-1's cell. They then see a Replicator enter. Fortunately, it doesn't pay much attention to the team, as they don't pose them a threat, yet. They swiftly exit the room.
Meanwhile, Teal'c informs Apophis that the ship is infested with Replicators, and their weapons have proven to be useless. Apophis sends his Jaffa to protect him while he walks out of the Pel'tak. However, they are cut off by Replicators. Apophis retreats back to the Pel'tak while his Jaffa troops stay back to fight the Replicators but unfortunately, their staff weapons and zats prove to be no match whatsoever for the Replicators and the Jaffa guards all die in the process. Furthermore, Replicators make their way to the Pel'tak.
SG-1 arrive in a cargo room and find a crate carrying several FN P90 Personal Defense Weapons. The team and Jacob arm themselves with P90s and body armor. Jack states that Daniel and Jacob are to go to the Tel'tak while Jack and Sam will get Teal'c back, brainwashed or not.
Teal'c and the rest of the Jaffa plan to use the Tau'ri weapons to dispatch the Replicators. Carter and O'Neill await in an ambush. O'Neill throws the shock grenade, and after exchanging weapons fire, all the Jaffa guards except for Teal'c are killed. After shooting a Replicator, Teal'c is in a vulnerable position which means that Jack has a clear shot. Teal'c refuses to surrender, and aims his Staff weapon at O'Neill, intending to kill him. However Jack manages to wound him first with the force of the shot causing Teal'c to collapse to the ground. As they approach him, Carter checks for a pulse and discovers that Teal'c is still alive.
They bring him back to the Ha'tak and tie Teal'c up, but the Ha'tak enters hyperspace, preventing their escape.
Jacob and Sam soon discover that the Replicators are heading towards Delmak, the last set of co-ordinates Apophis entered. Also, the ship is going ten times faster than its normal top speed, and rising. Jacob think this is good news, since when the Replicators reach a critical number, they're going to need new resources, and Delmak sounds appetizing; they'd wipe out the Goa'uld and arrive home in no time.
Jack points out this is far from good news, since they'd "eat" anything, and SG-1 can't let them get a foothold situation in the galaxy with Sam telling Jacob that the Replicators are relentless and that the Asgard haven't been able to stop them. Since they figured out Goa'uld computers from Apophis' mothership, they'd override the self-destruct very quickly.
One alternative remains; the second the Ha'tak drops out of hyperspace, they'll destroy the sublight control crystals; because the Ha'tak uses the sublight engines to decelerate, without sublight, the Ha'tak will fly helplessly into the planet's surface, destroying it, and the Replicators, similar to what SG-1 did with the Biliskner two years ago. Since the Replicators would also deactivate the C-4 timer, Carter proposes a close range burst of fire from a P90, though the engine room is bound to be "bug central." With the ship going 800 times faster than normal top speed, they have little time before the Ha'tak arrives at Delmak.
Jacob is in the Tel'tak in the cargo bay while Carter, Jackson and O'Neill head to the engine room where they find a giant-beetle Replicator which is powering the hyperdrive. They open the panel that contains the sublight engine control crystals and wait.
Moments later, the Ha'tak drops out of hyperspace, confirming that it's finally reached its pre-programmed destination, Delmak. As the giant Replicator powers down, Jack aims his P90 and fires at the crystals, instantly destroying them. The Replicators retaliate by sending a wave of Replicators. SG-1 retreats while taking turns firing.
On the way, their exit is blocked, so they shoot their way through to the rings. However, as they transport on board the Tel'tak, the Replicators override the controls to the cargo bay doors, and they begin to close. Fortunately, they are able to leave before it completely closes.
The Ha'tak is flying helplessly towards the planet. In the Pel'tak, the Replicators crawl over Apophis' personal shield. Apophis screams in defiance, obviously outraged that he has been finally defeated, this time permanently.
The Ha'tak falls straight to the surface, causing mass destruction, as well as the death of the evil Apophis, once and for all. SG-1 watches the destruction, while O'Neill checks up on Teal'c. Jacob warns him that he has his body back, but getting his mind back will not be as easy.
Teal'c informs O'Neill that he will not succumb to torture, but O'Neill insists he won't and apologizes for shooting him, before telling him that Apophis is dead. However, Teal'c doesn't believe him, claiming that Gods cannot be killed. Teal'c's words leave Jack completely and utterly stunned.
|Appearances for Enemies|
O'Neill: I'm enjoying their style. Shoot first, send flowers later. It works.
Jacob: I am Selmak of the Tok'ra, commander of this ship.
O'Neill: You know, we really should talk about this commander thing.
Carter: This way, sir. It's not far.
O'Neill: Carter, how do you know where to go in a place like this?
Carter: I studied the Tok'ra specs of the ship while we were on Vorash.
O'Neill: You know how to have a good time, don't you?
Carter: I'm having a good time now, sir.
O'Neill: You go, girl!!
Jacob: We're not gonna make it!!
(Sometime later, the Ha'tak vessel narrowly avoids the destruction of Apophis' mothership)
Jacob: That was close.
O'Neill: I believe someone said... "we're not gonna make it!!"
Jacob: Sam, let's get the hyperdrive running.
O'Neill: Excuse me. I distinctly remember someone saying... "We're not gonna make it!" I think we made it.
Jacob: I'm sorry, I overreacted. At the time, it looked very much like we weren't going to make it.
O'Neill: Yes, well, maybe next time you'll just wait and see.
Jacob: And blow the last chance I might ever have to be right?
Carter: Welcome to my life.
Jackson: I was starting to worry you guys weren't gonna make it.
Jacob: I didn't say it, though!!
Carter: Are we gonna make it?
Jacob: I don't want to say.
Jackson: Come on Teal'c, you don't really think that you're still First Prime of Apophis?
Teal'c: I have never ceased to be in the service of my god.
O'Neill: All right, that's sounding a little brainwashy.
O'Neill: Come on, you and I together have taken down half a dozen Goa'ulds.
Teal'c: Enemies of Apophis.
O'Neill: And we kicked his ass twice! Hell, you sat around and watched him die once.
O'Neill: Come on Teal'c. A part of you has to know the truth.
Teal'c: The truth is you are a prisoner of Apophis. When the symbiote that I carry matures, you will become its host.
O'Neill: OK, I meant the other truth.
Apophis: (Upon surveying the Pel'tak of what was formerly Cronus' Ha'tak) Disgusting decoration!
O'Neill: That is a big bug.
- While the Replicators in earlier episodes were always spider-like, this episodes introduces them in several new insectoid-forms.
- This episode marks the final death of Apophis, the seventh powerful Goa'uld who is killed by SG-1, though actor Peter Williams returns in several later episodes to reprise his role in flashbacks, hallucinations, and alternate timelines.
- This type of Replicator patrol ship is seen again in "Unnatural Selection". Other varieties of Replicator ships are seen in future episodes.
- Colonel Jack O'Neill refers to SG-1 "kicking Apophis' ass twice" in "The Serpent's Lair" and "Exodus" and his first death in "Serpent's Song" while Dr. Daniel Jackson refers to Apophis brainwashing Rya'c in "Family".
- This episode features the first time Jackson is seen using a FN P90 Personal Defense Weapon. He is usually seen with a M9 pistol or a Zat'nik'tel.
- Jacob Carter refers to Jack as "Mr. Positive", something O'Neill had previously referred himself as in the season 2 episode "Thor's Chariot".
- In this episode one Ha'tak ship is destroyed by SG-1. This is the twenty-first since Stargate Command's inception.
- When Apophis' ship explodes from the self-destruct. Selmak turns the sublight engines off and transfers the power to the shields. The ship is then shown slowing down and coming to a stop when it should have kept its momentum as things stay in motion until being affected by an outside force.
- During the scene when Selmak explains to Colonel Jack O'Neill and Dr. Daniel Jackson that their hyperdrive is too damaged to repair, Jackson leans upon the bridge prop causing that part of it to wobble and make an audible clunk.
- Nominated Gemini for "Best Visual Effects" (James Tichenor, Tom Brydon, Doug Campbell, Michelle Comens, Shannon Gurney, Brian Harder, Craig Van Den Biggelaar, Bruce Woloshyn and Kyle Yoneda)
- Nominated Primetime Emmy for "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series" (James Tichenor, Michelle Comens, Shannon Gurney, Bruce Woloshyn, Tom Brydon, Doug Campbell, Kyle Yoneda, Greg Hansen and Brian Harder)
In other languages
- French: Ennemis Jurés (Sworn Enemies)
- Italian: Nemici (Enemies)
- Spanish: Enemigos (Enemies)
- Czech: Nepřátelé (Enemies)
- German: Todfeinde (Mortal Enemies)
- Hungarian: Ellenségek (Enemies)