Reynolds

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Col. Reynolds of SG-3

Summary

Col. Reynolds is the current commander of SG-3. He started out as a Major when he was introduced in the episode, 2.14 "Touchstone".

Character Biography

Reynolds, at the rank of Air Force Major, was assigned to the National Intelligence Division (NID) at Area 51 when SG-1 met him. He was extremely enthusiastic and cheerful when he met SG-1 for the first time. SG-1 came under the pretense of delivering important papers to the facility, called Nellis or The Groom Lake Facility, but were really in search of a piece of stolen alien technology called the Touchstone. This device controlled the weather on the planet Madrona, a place terraformed by an advanced alien race for the Madronans. Major Reynolds greeted SG-1 and gave them a tour of the facility, all the while showing his knowledge of SG-1's mission history. He must have read every report coming into Nellis about SG-1 and the technology they brought back. He showed them the various labs as they made their way into the building hoping to meet up with Col. Harry Maybourne who had just been reassigned there. Nellis had research labs for medical, geological, and space metallurgy and artifact studies. SG-1 also saw the two death gliders they had used to escape Apophis' mothership when it was about to attack Earth (2.01 "The Serpent's Lair Part 2"). Reynolds also said that they were reviewing Daniel's notes which he brought back from "Heliopolis" on Ernest Littlefield's planet (1.11 "The Torment of Tantalus"). SG-1 had a big fan, apparently, in Major Reynolds.

SG-1 was successful in locating the stolen Touchstone. As it turns out, the stargate discovered in the Antarctic (1.18 "Solitudes") had been stolen by a covert group and was being used to steal alien technology. After the Antarctic Stargate was returned to Area 51, General Hammond ordered a permanent iris be welded onto it. Major Reynolds was one of the officers who witnessed the sealing of this device which then went under guard by SGC personnel under Hammond's command. (2.14 "Touchstone")

Between the time that he was introduced in Season Two and the next time he was involved with SG-1 in Season Five, Reynolds was promoted to the rank of Colonel and given command of SG-16 to lead a long-term analysis of the planet Velona (P4X-636) and a weapon found there. Reynolds must have an engineering background in order to lead a team such as this. He worked with Carter to adapt a naquadah reactor to the weapon to replace its power core. The reactor would successfully power up the weapon, but in order for it to do so, it could not be stopped in transferring its energy or it would explode. The Ascended Being named Orlin had been banished to this planet because he gave the people of the planet the design to build the weapon to destroy an attacking Goa'uld, but after the people were successful in overcoming the Goa'uld, they decided to use the weapon to conquer other worlds. Because Orlin had communicated the knowledge for the people to design the weapon, The Others (the collective of other Ascended Beings), destroyed the Velonan civilization and banished Orlin there as punishment for his interference. Orlin decided to retake human form to prevent Reynolds from powering up the weapon. When he tried to stop Reynolds from the test, Reynolds shot him. Orlin had been successful in disconnecting the naquadah reactor from the weapon before he was immobilized, but the reactor was still building up energy and would explode. The Others gave Orlin a second chance and helped him to ascend once again and he, as an Ascended Being, removed the naquadah reactor far from SG-16 and it exploded without harm. He also destroyed the weapon with a bolt of lightning. (5.03 "Ascension")

It appears that Reynolds had made the transition of being an engineer to being a military commander, perhaps the SGC's most senior SG team commander after Col. Jack O'Neill. He was given command of SG-3 by the time Season Seven started. SG-3 had been, by history, a Marine combat unit, but Reynolds is an Air Force officer. It is still probable, however, that those under his command on the team are Marines. The primary duty of SG-3 has been to secure the stargate on an offworld mission so that a clear line of escape is available in case of enemy encounters. Reynolds was in the process of setting up the perimeter around the gate on the planet P4T-3G6, the site of the ruins of the Ancient's city of Vis Uban, when he was approached by a nomad who looked strickingly familiar. It was Daniel Jackson who had returned to human form after becoming an Ascended Being (5.21 "Meridian"). Reynolds immediately recognized him and convinced Daniel, whose nomadic name was Arrom, to go with SG-3 to the tent village where SG-1 was. Reynolds proudly presented Daniel to his old teammates and explained to them that Daniel had no memory of who he was.

After Daniel returned to Earth and regained some of his memory, he was assigned to go with Jonas Quinn onboard Anubis' mothership to decipher the computer codes written in one of the oldest dialects of the Ancients' language. Col. Reynolds was assigned to help Daniel and Jonas gain access to the ship via the ring transporter by ambushing and disabling Anubis' Jaffa patrols. He was there to see the two men off, wishing them good luck. (7.01 "Fallen Part 1")

Reynolds accompanied SG-1 to the Goa'uld System Lord Ramius' planet to capture one of Anubis' new footsoldiers, genetically-engineered humonoids with implanted Goa'uld symbiotes called Kull Warriors. During the firefight with the Kull Warrior, Reynolds was wounded in the left shoulder by one of the warrior's laser blasts. The SGC teams and Rebel Jaffa who had staged the attack were discovered and forced to surrender. Even though Reynolds suffered greatly from his wound and appeared to be losing the battle with the infection, he recovered with no visible signs of the injury. (7.11 "Evolution Part 1")

Anubis continued to send out his Kull Warriors to destroy lesser System Lords and other groups who threatened his position. He somehow discovered the new location of the Alpha Site and sent some of his warriors there to track down the weapon he found out was being developed which could kill his Kull Warriors who, up to this point, were practically indestructable. The aftermath of this attack was the complete destruction of the Alpha Site by its commander, Col. Riley, who set off a bomb to self destruct to prevent Anubis from gaining a foothold. Reynolds and his team, often assigned search and rescue operations as well as military backup, were sent to search for survivors. (7.16 "Death Knell")

Anubis continued his climb in power. He was searching for the Lost City of the Ancients at the same time as the SGC. It appeared he was only one step behind in sending out probes to the same locations that the SGC sent teams. While on the planet P3X-439, SG-3 was watching the stargate as SG-2 surveyed some Ancient ruins. They were able to return safely to the SGC, but Reynold's team had spotted a probe and knew that Anubis would be sending ships to the planet soon. Daniel was able to complete his translation of the ruins that SG-2 had found and discovered that this planet had on it another Repository of Knowledge device which contained all the knowledge of the Ancients. SG-1, SG-3, and SG-5 returned to the planet to attempt to remove the device and gain access to the knowledge, but they were soon under attack. Reynolds commanded both SG-3 and SG-5 in securing the stargate and was able to keep the stargate open for them to escape, but there were a few casualties in the battle. (7.21 "Lost City Part 1")

Jack took the download of the Repository of Knowledge on the planet and destroyed the device before Anubis could get to it. With this knowledge, he was able to locate the Antarctic Outpost where he activated advanced weapons which destroyed Anubis' attacking fleet over Earth (7.21 "Lost City Part 2"). After Anubis' defeat, the Goa'uld System Lord Ba'al started taking control of Anubis' domain (8.01 "New Order Part 1"). When SG-1 was accompanied by Reynolds' team to the planet P2X-887 which had been in Anubis' power, but thought to be unknown by Ba'al, Reynolds was second in command of the mission to Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter. It was Reynolds' team's duty to protect SG-1 while they used the ring transporter control they obtained from Rebel Jaffa that would get them into the hidden base. Reynolds suggested that he leave two of his men at the stargate while he and another of his men accompanied SG-1, now only a three-man team, but Carter insisted that the entire SG-3 team remain at the stargate, much to Reynolds' disapproval. Reynolds spotted an Al'kesh fly over and concluded that it was Ba'al who had discovered their location. When they couldn't locate SG-1, everyone assumed that they had been captured on the ship. Ba'al used this knowledge to bargain for a trade between SG-1 and the traitor Goa'uld System Lord Camulus, but he really didn't have SG-1. They were trapped inside the hidden base with no means of communication.

Col. Reynolds acted as a military advisor to Jack, now a Brigadier General and in command of the SGC. He provided suggestions on where to make the trade and even gathered the troops in the embarkation room to show Jack that everyone was behind him 100% in finding the missing team. Reynolds knew of the history between Ba'al and Jack and how SG-1 had stopped at nothing to find Jack and bring him home (6.06 "Abyss"). Jack was touched by everyone's support because at this time he was having a lot of doubt as to the wisdom of his taking the commanding position at the SGC. Reynolds ran the missions to the various planets involved in the arrangements to trade Camulus for SG-1. The trading arrangements failed because Ba'al never had SG-1, but SG-1 eventually returned home unharmed. (8.04 "Zero Hour")

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--DeeKayP 07:36, 23 Jun 2004 (PDT)