EP 706 - Lifeboat

Season 7 Episode 6
Series: Stargate SG-1
Original Air Date: July 18, 2009
Written By Brad Wright
Directed By: Peter DeLuise
Preceded by: Revisions
Followed by: Enemy Mine


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A MALP sent to Planet P2A347 detects a distress beacon, and SG-1 is sent to find the source of the distress beacon. Once on the planet the team discover 100's of bodies frozen in cryogenic sleep, but before the team can get a headcount, they are all knocked out by an unseen weapon. Teal'c is the first to awake, and finds Sam and Jack are unconscious but Daniel is hysterical. SG-4 are sent to extract the team back to SGC, where Fraiser implements places Daniel under restraint. He becomes wildly out of control, and claims that he is Martice, a Sovereign of Talthus from the starship Stromos bound for the planet Ardena. But Martice is not the only consciousness residing in Daniel, after doing some EEG readings, Fraiser is able to determine that Daniel has retreated into a coma while a dozen other personalities have emerged. The most rational of these is Tryan, Engineer Second Rank of the Stromos. According to him, each cryosleeper's consciousness is stored in an active-matrix memory module to keep it from deteriorating during long voyages. There is no way to separate the cryosleeper from its consciousness or send it to any other than its corresponding body--unless that person is dead. The team surmise that to do this someone must have already been revived on the ship and once they were stunned, he transferred their consciousness into daniel. Carter and Teal'c take a team back to search the ship whilst, Frasier meets another of the consciousness's that Daniel carries, a small boy named Keening. He tells them how their planet was doomed to destruction and how three ships were built to carry three thousand people picked by lottery to go the planet Ardena, where they would repopulate their species. Because Keenin's father was a crewmember, he was allowed to take one family member. He picked Keening. Back on the Stromos, Teal'c and Carter have found and cornered the revived crewmember, Pharrin, who is also carrying a dozen peoples consciousness. He bypassed the cryosleep systems' fail-safes in a desperate attempt to save his race. Carter tells him and the others inside him that SGC can hook up a Naquadah generator to the ship to supply the power needed to resuscitate the cryosleepers. Then they could relocate his people to another world via Stargate--if Pharrin promises to separate Daniel from the souls he's carrying, however one of the consciousness's in Daniel is his son, Keenin. Pharrin decides to cooperate and now must convince the ones inside Daniel, especially the arrogant Martice, to leave Daniel's body and die so that their race can live however, Martice will not cooperate and as Sovereign orders Pharrin not to perform the separation. But he is then replaced by Keenin and after father and son say their tearful goodbyes, Pharrin defies Martice for the good of his race. The ship's power is replenished, Daniel is restored and the cryosleepers can now be awakened and relocated to a new world.

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O'Neill: How'd he get stuck in here?
Teal'c: Daniel Jackson's preliminary electroencephalogram proved anomalous
O'Neill: I dare you to say that again
Teal'c looks at him and then opens his mouth to say it again, but is cut off
Hammond: Colonel? Major? How are you feeling?
O'Neill: Got a nail in my head, Sir
Hammond: That sounds like our Colonel O'Neill
Carter: Sir...these people are alive. A-at least they're in some form of cryogenic sleep. Any civilization without faster-than-light technology would have to resort to something like this in order to cross the vast distances between stars. Otherwise, it would take an entire generation, or more, and given the effects of relativity...
O'Neill: We've got a ship load of frozen people
Carter: That would be the more succinct way of putting it. Yes, Sir
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