Overall Rating: Fair
While SG-1 is investigating a planet, Teal'c is stung by a gi-normous alien insect. Teal'c's symbiote cannot overcome the insect's venom. Changes begin to happen to Teal'c on a cellular level. Colonel Maybourne (last seen in the episode "Enigma") arrives at SGC with orders to take Teal'c away in order
An exciting premise for a tepid episode which lacks suspense. A story about Earth's civilizations possibly being destroyed by a space bug could be interesting. However, the episode devolves into a retelling of the scene in the movie Frankenstein, where the monster comes across a young child who is too naive to realize the danger. Teal'c is the monster. The young child becomes a spunky 'tween in a desolate urban landscape.
Tom McBeath returns as Colonel Maybourne, and stays true to the character. There is not any atrociously bad acting in this episode, just a lot of okay performances. Not a lot of sharp dialog as a reprieve from a dull story, but nothing dreadful.
It is never good when there is only one easy to attain, simple to ascertain, solution to a story's particular plot crisis. Will Teal'c kill the girl? No. Will the alien insect be stopped from causing the destruction of Earth's civilizations? Yes.