8.02 "New Order Part 2" Episode Guide

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Précis

Carter's ideal life with Pete has been engineered by Fifth, who claims to love her. Thor interfaces O'Neill with his ship's computer, enabling him to build a weapon to destroy the Replicators overunning Asgard colony Orilla. Fifth escapes, leaving Carter behind. O'Neill takes command of the SGC. Fifth is joined by a newly conscious humanoid Replicator, a duplicate of Carter.

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After learning from Dr. Daniel Jackson that the Goa'uld are en route to attack Earth, to confirm the existence of the devastating Ancient weapon, Stargate Command leader Dr. Elizabeth Weir arrests the Goa'uld system lords—Camulus, Yu, and Amaterasu—who'd come to negotiate an alliance.

On Thor's ship, a communication with Penegal of the Asgard High Council reveals that when the Replicator ship was destroyed over the new Asgard homeworld of Orilla, countless Replicator blocks rained down on the planet and began infesting the Asgard's systems. Evacuation is impossible: The Asgard had stored their peoples' minds in computer systems for travel, and later, on Orilla, placed them into cloned bodies. But the Replicators have now infected the systems needed to store those minds again. If the Asgard lose this battle, their peoples' minds will perish along with their bodies.

High above Earth, Colonel Pendergast—commander of the Prometheus, the sole SGC fighter spacecraft—braces for battle with the Goa'uld. But to his surprise and relief the vessel that suddenly hails them is the Daniel Jackson, that Earth's ally Thor, Supreme Commander of the Asgard fleet.

Teal'c and Thor have a plan to save both Orilla and Colonel O'Neill, who lies in stasis with the entire knowledge of the Ancients in his mind. Only the Asgard can remove the knowledge before it kills him—yet only with the Ancient knowledge can O'Neill create build a weapon capable of defeating the Replicators.

The presence of the Thor's ship has impressed the Gou'ald system lords who thought the Asgard had abandoned the Tauri (people of Earth). They are also surprised to learn, through Daniel's translation of an intercepted coded message, that the Goa'uld ship that was advancing to test Earth's new weapon, isn't coming: It has been destroyed by System Lord Ba'al. Having given the Goa'uld the bad news, Daniel is suddenly beamed up to Thor's ship. Thor also beams O'Neill in from his Antarctic stasis chamber into another aboard the Daniel Jackson.

Major Samantha Carter, thought to have died aboard the Replicator ship, awakens in a farmhouse in Montana. Her boyfriend, Pete Shanahan, has been up since five, feeding the pigs and chickens. As happy as she is to see him, Carter knows this can't be real.

Aboard the Daniel Jackson, Thor has merged O'Neill's mind with the ship's computer. O'Neill's mind has already scanned the ship's log and are up to speed on the present situation. Appearing as a hologram, O'Neill gets to work whipping up an Ancient device.

At SGC, the system lords have convinced Weir to release them to go join the fight against Ba'al. But Camulus instead requests asylum, as his fleet has been destroyed and only disgrace awaits him through the Stargate. He claims that while he is no use fighting Ba'al, he may be of use to Earth. Weir, unsure of whether to trust him, considers the offer.

Back at the farm, Carter's refusal to buy into her dream world has made "Pete" so furious he drops the charade and reveals himself as Fifth—the most advanced of a group of evolved, human-like Replicators, and the one whose "humanity" SG-1 strategically exploited in order to neutralize this highly dangerous robotic race. Having assimilated the human emotions of betrayal, hate, and revenge, Fifth has now come to reveal his love for Carter. But Carter explains that she could never return his love or be happy in a dream. Fifth won't hear of it—and we see that in reality, Carter is in a comalike state engulfed in Replicator blocks aboard a spiderlike Replicator ship on Orilla.

O'Neill has just finished drafting the specs for the mysterious Ancient device when his life signs begin to fade. Thor revives O'Neill, erasing the Ancient knowledge and saving his life. Thor is also able to replicate the device from the specs. By now they have arrived at Orilla, where Penegal of the Asgard High Council informs Thor that the Replicators infesting the colony are behaving in an unusually organized fashion—indicating control by a human-form leader. Daniel now has hope for Carter: If a human-form Replicator survived the Asgard attack on their ship, perhaps Carter has, too.

A communication from Asgard commander Aegir of the Valhalla comes in. He has lost contact with the colony but has located the remains of a human-form Replicator floating in space. Thor beams it into the stasis pod O'Neill occupied earlier; he hopes to tap into the communication system that links all the Replicators, in order to learn the location of the humanoid Replicator on Orilla. Scans produce an image of Carter in her Replicator prison. Suddenly, the Replicator awakens and breaks free. Teal'c, Daniel, and O'Neill fire on it to no effect. Doom is imminent—until O'Neill instinctively grabs the Ancient device and fires. The Replicator disintegrates.

The device seems to have permanently disrupted all communication between the Replicator's individual cells, rendering each one inert; Thor will modify a larger version to broadcast a disruption wave over all of Orilla. Teal'c, Daniel, and O'Neill, with his disrupter, beam down to Carter's coordinates. They are confronted by an army of Replicator spiders that O'Neill quickly destroys—but Fifth appears and tells O'Neill that if he doesn't stop, Carter will die instantly.

While Thor's shipboard disrupter charges, the Replicators retreat into the ship holding Carter. It takes off just as Thor is finally able to set off the disrupter blast, destroying the Replicators still on Orilla. SG-1 finds Carter again lying in the forest, unharmed. She had convinced Fifth that if he truly loved her, he'd let her go.

At SGC, Weir is packing to go to supervise research on the Antarctic outpost, under orders from the President. General Hammond, won't be returning however: He's been promoted to a Pentagon post overseeing all things dealing with Earth's defense. Unofficially, they're calling it the "Office of Homeworld Security." O'Neill has been promoted to Brigadier General and placed in charge of Stargate Command. His first official act is to promote Major Carter to Lieutenant Colonel.

Meanwhile, aboard the Replicator ship, Fifth is watching a birth taking place—that of another humanoid Replicator…in the image of Samantha Carter.

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