Stargate SG-1 S10E20

Episode 20: Unending
US Air Date: 13/03/2007
Writer: Robert C Cooper
Director: Robert C Cooper

episode020Episode 20: Unending
US Air Date: 13/03/2007
Writer: Robert C Cooper
Director: Robert C Cooper

The blockbusting season closer for SG-1, although as fans are no doubt already aware there are two films in the pipeline that will conclude the Ori and the Ba’al plots. The plot centres on the death of the Asgard race, who it is revealed are suffering from a terminal disease. They do not want to leave their technical expertise to be plundered and decide to leave their skills and knowledge to the Tau’ri and then the entire race will commit a mass suicide. As they announce this three Ori ships attack the Odyssey and the Asgards destroy their planet. The Ori’s vicious assault destroys the Odyssey’s shields, and is about to launch a fatal beam that will destroy the craft when Carter discovers that the technology the Asgards gave them could be key to saving their lives. She discovers a time-dilation field, which means that while time passes as normal inside the field everything outside is slowed to milliseconds, allowing them to work on finding a solution before the massively slowed beam hits them. Around 50 years passes before the crew, who we see age and form new relationships, work out a way of escaping from the dilation field without the ship being destroyed. But for the plan to work one person may stay – Teal’c volunteers as he has a much longer lifespan. The plan works and in spectacular action scenes they manage to travel back in time to save the ship and their lives.