SG-9 was one of the original teams activated when Stargate Command was put back into service after Apophis' attack on the SGC.
Seasons One and Two
We first hear of SG-9 when it was activated in the episode, 1.02 "Children Of The Gods Part 2". At that point, we are not given its function, but history has shown that the primary function of the unit was for diplomatic purposes, especially designed to negotiate with new off-world allies in the war against the Goa'uld.
As early as the Season One episode, 1.06 "The First Commandment", this directive was seen going terribly wrong when the commanding officer of the unit posed as a god and enslaved the people of P3X-513. The team consisted of:
Captain Jonas Hanson killed Lt. Frakes as he and Lt. Connor attempted to get word to the SGC about what was happening on the planet. Connor was successful at getting his signal through the wormhole and SG-1 answered his call. Lt. Baker joined Capt. Hanson in his rouse and both men ended up dead when the natives revolted, much due to SG-1's influence on them. Lt. Connor was the only surviving member of the team and we later learn that he was promoted to captain and given command of SG-11.
SG-9 was reassembled under the command of Major Stan Kovacek:
When SG-1 was sent to the prison planet Hadante by the ruling group called the Taldor, Major Kovacek worked with General Hammond in negotiating for their release, in the Season Two episode, 2.03 "Prisoners". SG-1 had been unfortunate enough to be at the wrong place when they offered assistance to a known criminal and they were subsequently sent to Hadante for life. Major Kovacek was very careful with his choice of words when speaking to the Taldor and was able to gather information about them. General Hammond and he worked two days trying to gain SG-1's release, but the team was able to escape from the planet with the help of one of the inmates.
Seasons Three and Four
The next time SG-9 is mentioned is in the Season Four episode, 4.09 "Scorched Earth" when they were sent out on missions searching for a new homeworld for the Enkarans who were being displaced by a Gadmeer terraforming ship. No mention is made of the number of members of the team or who was commanding it. They were assigned this task along with SG-5 and SG-6.
Seasons Five and Six
After it was discovered that the NID had a rogue cell operating to steal alien technology, the SGC attempted to regain the trust of many of the planets' representatives in the Season Five episode, 5.20 "The Sentinel". One such planet was Latona. SG-9, under the command of Maj. Benton and including Lt. Grogan, Tarkman, and Winters (latter two members' ranks unknown), was sent to talk with the planet's leaders about reforming relations. Unfortunately, the rogue agents had disabled the planet's sophisticated defense system called "The Sentinel" and Jaffa were able to attack through the stargate. In the battle, all members of SG-9, except for Lt. Grogan, were killed. SG-1, along with the two rogue agents who had disarmed the system, were able to get the system back up, but at the cost of the two rogue agents' lives.
Seasons Seven and Eight
The diplomatic abilities of SG-9 was put to the test when they were sent to a planet (designation unknown) to negotiate with the rebel leader of a religious group who took over the planet when SG-1 activated the stargate. It was SG-1's arrival that sparked this group, under the leadership of a zealot named Soren, to overthrow the government of the nation called the Rand Protectorate because the activation of the stargate proved that their religious beliefs about the gods returning through the stargate to reward the faithful were true. Soren's followers started the war by attacking a missile site in the Rand Protectorate and from there, the war escalated to a full-blown world war, with Rand's rival nation, the Caledonian Federation, retaliating. Soon, missiles were being fired from both nations and the entire world lay in ruins, and the few who remained behind were judged and executed by Soren's rebels if they did not pledge their beliefs in the gods. SG-9 was sent to the planet to try to gain access to the planet's surface to search for Daniel Jackson who had been attempting to educate the people on the stargate and the Goa'uld when the war started. SG-9's attempts were unsuccessful and Gen. Jack O'Neill decided to invite Soren and his guard to the SGC to talk with him, but this proved unsuccessful as well. Fortunately, Daniel was able to make contact with the SGC on his own and they devised a plan in which they could successfully extract him from the planet and at the same time give the people hope of rebuilding after Soren's rule of terror. The members of SG-9 were not identified (8.05 "Icon").
- 1.02 "Children Of The Gods Part 2"
- 1.06 "The First Commandment"
- 2.03 "Prisoners"
- 4.09 "Scorched Earth"
- 5.20 "The Sentinel"
- 8.05 "Icon"
- Col./Brig. Gen. Jack O'Neill
- Dr. Daniel Jackson
- Lt. Baker
- Lt. Connor
- Lt. Grogan
- Capt. Jonas Hansen
- Maj. Stan Kovacek
- Caledonian Federation
- Rand Protectorate
- Adrian Hughes as Lt. Baker
- Roger R. Cross as Lt. Connor
- D. Neil Mark as Frakes
- David Kopp as Lt. Grogan
- William Russ as Capt. Jonas Hansen
- Andrew Wheeler as Maj. Stan Kovacek
--DeeKayP 05:43, 9 Jul 2004 (PDT)