While giving a lecture in Theoretical Astrophysics to a group
of cadets at the Air Force Academy, Carter (Amanda Tapping) discovers a
brilliant young woman named Jennifer Hailey (Elisabeth Rosen) when she spots an
error in a calculation Carter made.
Meanwhile, Colonel O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) and General
Hammond (Don S Davis) meet the real life Air Force General Ryan, and discuss
whether or not the off world research colony should be permanent or not. O'Neill
is sent there to relieve Major Griff's command, and he and the head scientist
(Hrothgar Matthews) immediately disagree, when O'Neill does not allow the
scientists to explore the near by caves until O'Neill and Teal'C (Christopher
Judge) have done so themselves.
Back at the Air Force Academy, Carter's interest in Hailey is
growing. She soon finds that Jennifer is facing the possibility of dismissal for
breaking the nose of an upper class man. Carter requests that Hailey is not
dismissed, and General Kerrigan (Michael Kopsa) agrees.
To show Hailey what she would be missing if she left the Air
Force, Carter takes her through the Stargate to the moon that O'Neill is
currently on. He meets them at the Gate and takes them back to the outpost,
where they encounter a seemingly harmless species of alien. After keeping one
captive, Carter and Hailey ask that it is released, and O'Neill agrees. They
release it and soon after, they attack and kill one of the scientists.
Everyone hurries inside and Carter, O'Neill and Teal'C hold
them off with zat guns, as electrical currents seem to affect them.
Carter and Hailey both have their own theories about what is
going on and why the aliens are attacking, but neither one can be proved right.
O'Neill makes a run for the Gate after being shot with a zat for protection. He
dials up the Stargate and the personnel rush through it. The head scientist
apologises and they leave only Carter and Hailey standing in front of the event
"Is it always this exciting?" Hailey asks.
"No, sometimes it gets really exciting." Carter
smiles. The cadet then asks if they will ever find out who is right and Carter
grins and replies "if you stick around long enough, maybe."