"Uninvited" is the fifth episode of the tenth season of Stargate SG-1.


Mysterious creatures attack several villagers on a couple of random planets SG teams visit. Soon, they realize that it is their fault, as the parasites are created by the Sodan Invisibility devices. Meanwhile, Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell and Major General Henry Landry find a group of dead hunters in the forest.

Previously on Stargate SG-1[]

SG-1 meets the Sodan who use Ancient Invisibility devices. NID Agent Malcolm Barrett is brainwashed by The Trust into freeing Ba'al from custody inside Stargate Command allowing him to escape.


Major General Henry Landry has ordered SG-1 and Vala Mal Doran to join him at O'Neill's cabin so they get to know one another better -- and to take a break from the constant pressure of the Ori. Driving his vintage black Mustang, Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell is the first to arrive despite getting lost.

The others have been delayed. Teal'c is off-world assisting SG-3. Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter, in command of Stargate Command, can't join them until Teal'c and Reynolds return. Vala will travel with them. Dr. Daniel Jackson, in England, has found a private book collection concerning Merlin and Morgan Le Fay. Mitchell makes his first stuck-alone-with-your-boss faux pas when he remarks that Jackson is like a fat kid in a candy store, Landry reveals he was a big boy in his youth.

They are not alone, however. An unseen observer is watching, using a cloaking field SG-1 has encountered before...

On P9J-333, Teal'c observes the brutality of whatever has ripped villagers apart. Back at the SGC, Carter and Vala discuss the possibility that this creature is Ori-related. Vala volunteers her extensive experience hunting rare, deadly creatures. If her help isn't wanted, she'll devise activities for quality time at the cabin.

Carter sends Teal'c, Vala, Reynolds and SG-3 and 25 back to P9J-333. Vala is thrilled; Teal'c is not, especially when Vala tries to negotiate splitting the money if they sell the captured creature. On the planet, there is another attack. Vala runs to the Dial Home Device to summon help. The creature and Teal'c follow. Teal'c uses a grenade to kill it.

During a raging storm, Mitchell loses his third chess game to Landry before admitting that he hates it. Landry has been pondering Mitchell's comments about not being in charge ("Insiders"). After Mitchell says he's used to a clearer chain of command, Landry points out that Mitchell made it his personal mission to bring SG-1 back together. Mitchell admits he wouldn't change anything, that he has learned he needs the rest of SG-1. Landry expresses his assurance in Mitchell, but adds that winning will require them to work together. Mitchell's job is to see that that happens.

As Mitchell prepares for bed, the power fails. Hearing a noise, he grabs a pistol. In the process of investigating he nearly shoots Landry, armed with a shotgun, as they round the same corner from opposite directions. They agree to try not to shoot one another before morning before finally turning in.

Next morning, with the power and phones still out, Mitchell prepares to leave, but the road is washed out. The colonel is horrified by the prospect of another day alone with Landry. Back at Stargate Command, Carter is wide-eyed when Vala, who has used the Goa'uld healing device on the wounded of SG-25, actually sits in Landry's chair. But she draws the line when Vala attempts to put her feet on his desk.

Dr. D. Redden performs an autopsy on the P9J-333 creature. A black worm-like animal emerges. Teal'c shoots it with a Zat'nik'tel it before it can attack the doctor.

Encountering a wild-eyed hunter, Mitchell helps locate the man's friend, now dismembered like the people on P9J-333. Fearing an alien creature is loose, Mitchell and Landry set out to track it down. While they search, Landry reveals he was shot down and hunted by Viet Cong. Mitchell says he finds work relaxing -- that he's twisted that way. Soon another mutilated hunter is discovered.

When another team returns with injuries, Carter concludes that the worms aren't an Ori creation, as they only appear on worlds where SG teams have disguised themselves using the Sodan Invisibility devices ("Babylon"). In addition, one device is missing from Area 51. Agent Malcolm Barrett, who has recently recovered from his brainwashing ("Insiders"), is investigating.

Carter and Teal'c test the Sodan devices, hoping to attract the creatures. Emitting radiation, a worm transforms a docile host into a vicious mutant. When Teal'c has been cloaked for a short while, a worm appears. The device's own radiation has provided an inter-dimensional bridge.

Mitchell follows a trail of blood to an invisible something. He orders that the cloaking device be turned off. The man using the device, a Trust agent who has been observing the cabin, has been shot. Carter surmises something worse than a bear is in the woods.

Mutated Creature 1

The monster behind Vala.

Landry commandeers the hunt in the name of national security. A skeptical Sheriff Wade Stokes, who is assured by Landry that everything is fine, is mauled by a massive four-legged monster and dragged off.

Carter hands out devices to SG personnel to track the creature. After nightfall the team locates the area of the woods it has been detected, but can't see it. It materializes several times before they kill it. To everyone's shock (minus Vala), a second creature appears and is quickly dispatched.

The next day Teal'c, Vala, Carter, and Mitchell play poker in O'Neill's cabin. Carter admits that she is not a gambler, but Teal'c agrees, evoking her competitiveness. The others drop out. Teal'c eventually folds, much to Carter's delight. Mitchell commits his final faux pas by laughing about Landry thinking the second creature's attack was a joke. Pleased to see them relaxing, Landry joins the game.


Appearances for Uninvited





Sentient Species




Notable quotes[]

Teal'c: Is General Landry not expecting us at his cabin?
Carter: I'll let him know we're going to be delayed a little bit.
Vala: I'm sure Colonel Mitchell will be very pleased to hear he's got more special alone time with the General.

Landry: Checkmate.
Mitchell: Yup. Too good for me, sir.
Landry: Pandering to the ego of a senior officer, Mitchell?
Mitchell: No. Truthfully I always hated the game. If you happen to have PlayStation I will happily kick your ass at Socom 3.

Landry: I believe in you, Colonel.
Mitchell: Thank you sir.
Landry: But we're getting our asses kicked.
Mitchell: Yes we are.
Landry: We're not going to get medals for participation.
Mitchell: No sir.
Landry: We win or die.
Mitchell: I prefer winning.

Mitchell: You're a powerful Air Force General. You could requisition a chopper.
Landry: We don't use helicopters for our own personal transportation.
Mitchell: Right sir.
Landry: Besides, I already checked. There wasn't one available.

Teal'c: It is ironic that not so long ago, the mere presence of a Goa'uld on Earth have been cause for great concern.
Carter: Seriously. Who'd ever think that we'd have bigger fish to fry. Or that you'd use the word "ironic" in a sentence.
Teal'c: Indeed.

Landry: The last thing we need is for this place to turn into the O.K. Corral.
Mitchell: Or a vice presidential bird hunt.

Reynolds: (sarcastically to Vala) Excuse me, amateurs coming through.

Carter: Holy Hannah! Did you see that thing?
Reynolds: You think we scared it off now?
Mitchell: No, I think we pissed it off.

Vala: You know what's strange? I have never known a lone creature to behave so aggressively towards a large group. Mind you, I've never encountered a radioactive mutant before.
Mitchell: Sir, get down.
Landry (not noticing the creature right behind him): Very funny, Mitchell. This is not...
Mitchell: No, sir, get down! (tackles Landry as the others shoot and kill the creature)
Vala: Well! That explains that. Odd behavior for one creature, but not for two.
Mitchell: Feel better?
Vala: Mmhm.


Main Characters

Guest Stars


  • When Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell quips about not wanting a Vice Presidential bird hunt, he is referring to an incident where then Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his companion while hunting quail in Texas. The incident happened on February 11, 2006, 6 months before this episode aired.
  • Mitchell arrives in a 1965 Ford Mustang fastback.
  • This is the first appearance of SG-25. This also confirms the existence of SG-23 and 24.
  • This episode takes place one week after the events of "Insiders".
  • General Landry says that he is hoping to see a Fulvous whistling duck while birdwatching, a species he claims is endangered. In reality, all eight species of Whistling duck inhabit tropical and subtropical areas and would not be found in Minnesota. Additionally, only one of the eight species is endangered—the West Indian whistling duck, not the fulvous.
  • It is unclear who is in charge at Stargate Command when they hunt the creature in the forest as the four most senior officers are all present.
  • Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson) does not appear in this episode. This is the second of four episodes this season not to feature Michael Shanks. He recently became a father again and wanted extra time off.


  • When SG-1, Colonel Albert Reynolds and Major General Henry Landry head into the forest to hunt the beast, SG-1 clearly aren't wearing their shoulder patches, obviously due to being in public on Earth. However, later, as they fire on the first beast, their patches suddenly appear on their uniforms.
  • At 19:36 the Zat'nik'tel blast from Teal'c stops the black parasite mid-air, causing it to fall back onto the ground before impacting Dr. D. Redden. All other displays of Zats prior to this do not show a kinetic element, so while it would've stunned the creature its forward momentum wouldn't have been canceled out.

Other languages[]

  • French: La Créature (The Creature)
  • Italian: Indesiderato (Undesired)
  • Spanish: Sin Invitación (Without Invitation)
  • Czech: Nezvaný host (Uninvited Guest)
  • German: Mutanten (Mutants)
  • Hungarian: Hívatlan vendég (Uninvited Guest)

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