The Earth ship Odyssey, with Carter aboard, gets tricked into a trap near a neutron star, only to find itself in a mine field when they try to escape several attacking Goa’uld Mother-ships. This leads to Vala and Jackson being kidnapped when the rest of the team goes in search of the Odyssey. It turns out a breakaway faction of the Lucian Alliance, lead by the leader, Anateo, is responsible. Anateo is attempting to capture the entire team, and then turn them and the ship over to Lucian people in a bid to take over control of the Alliance from the its leader, Netan.
While the captured crew makes plans to take back over the Odyssey, Mitchell goes undercover as a cold blooded killer, in order to find out what Netan might know.