The chief of staff visits SGC and meets Jack, while Daniel is on a mission. Sam is giving a physics lecture at the Airforce Academy, where she meets and is intrigued by the theoretical insight of US Air Force cadet Jennifer Hailey, academically her successor but a pest in terms of conduct and attitude. When Hailey is about to be expelled for violence against another cadet, Sam convinces the Academy and general Hammond to give her a motivating taste of Stargate work. So they join Jack and Teal'c who are on a planet's moon as security escort to three scientists, but soon find a life-form consisting solely of buzzing lights isn't as inoffensive as it sounds. Sam and Haley come up with incompatible theories; time is running out with the fuel for the generator they need for the only known defense, so Jack makes a barely educated gamble... Written by
Did You Know?
While shooting episode #4.19, "Prodigy", Richard Dean Anderson
asked special guest star, Air Force Chief of Staff Michael E. Ryan
: "Do you really have Air Force Colonels who act the way I do?". General Ryan replied, "Yes, and worse!" See more
At a research station set up on a distant moon, Dr. Hamilton and the other scientists follow one of the "light" beings into the forest. A car/minivan can be seen passing behind the 3 actors when they reach the clearing. It's unlikely they brought the vehicle through the Stargate. See more
Major Samantha Carter
What were you thinking breaking the nose of an upperclassman like that?
Air Force Cadet Jennifer Hailey
Written by Joel Goldsmith
and David Arnold See more