Overall Rating: Fair
SG-1 steps through the stargate to investigate a planet. Instead of arriving on the planet, the team exits the stargate back at SGC. For SG-1, the trip is instantaneous. General Hammond informs them that they were gone for 15 hours. Physically, SG-1 seems fine, until Dr. Frasier discovers that some sort of metal object is implanted in the brain of each team member. They begin to see, and hear, a being named Urgo. No one else can see, or hear, Urgo. Insert “maybe it is an alien, or maybe they are just nuts” jokes here. Urgo does not control SG-1, however he can influence their decisions. Urgo is tied to the devices in the team’s brains, and until the mechanisms can be neutralized, SG-1 is quarantined, and stuck at SGC.
Dom DeLuise is Urgo. Mr. DeLuise is one of my favorite comedians. I do not think the episode fully utilized Mr. DeLuise's comedic talent. He is amusing during most of the episode and absolutely hilarious during the last ten minutes of the show. The regular cast are foils for Urgo, and do not bring much to the episode. Some mugging, and mild antics, but little substance.
SG-1 does get an opportunity to travel off world, with Urgo. The team heads out with alien devices stuck in their brains, yet they apparently still have IDC codes in order to return to SGC. The show often refers to locking out IDCs when a SG team might be compromised while on a mission. Why let SG-1 retain their IDCs, and return to SGC, when they are definitely compromised?