Synopsis by Hal Erickson
To compensate for the temporary defection of Stargate SG-1 regular Michael Shanks, the series' producers contrived to have Shanks' character Daniel Jackson lay down his life to save his SG-1 comrades, whereupon his soul passes to "another plane of existence." Thus, the series' sixth season finds Jonas Quinn (Corin Nemec), emissary from the planet Kelowna, taking Jackson's place with the SG-1 team--mainly because Quinn feels responsible for Jackson's death. Team leader Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) is agreeable to Quinn's decision, inasmuch as he needs all the help he can get to vanquish the evil Anubis (David Palffy), who possesses the power to potentially cause all Stargate portals in the universe to destroy one another. Also, O'Neill is a bit worried over the loyalties of Jaffan crewman Teal'c (Christopher Judge), who, brooding over the death of his wife, is wondering if it was a good idea to renounce his loyalty to the hated Goa'uld and cast his lot with the Stargate crew. This season, the SG-1 personnel come across a small alien town that, in true "Cold War" fashion, is a living laboratory for a sinister secret experiment. Also, an assassin plagues Stargate Command's Alpha Site, but no one knows whose side the killer is on; later, O'Neill himself is implicated in a plot to assassinate the pesky senator who has continually blocked funding for the Stargate project. Plus, redoubtable intergalactic con artist Maybourne (Tom McBeath) hoodwinks Jack into transporting him to a "utopian" planet that is anything but; and Teal'c is tormented by weird dreams in which the SG-1 crew have all become firefighters--but is it truly a dream? The sixth season of Stargate SG-1--which, incidentally, is the series' first season at its new cable home, the Sci-Fi Channel--finds the "deceased" Daniel Jackson back on the planet Abydos, site of the original 1995 Stargate movie, bracing himself and the locals against an assault from Anubis--a plot development that is intimately linked with Jonas' discovery of the all-powerful Eye or Ra, which will of course become all-deadly in the Wrong Hands.