SG-9 was one of the original teams activated when Stargate Command was put back into service after Apophis' attack on the SGC.
Seasons One and Two
We first hear of SG-9 when it was activated in the episode, 1.02 "Children Of The Gods Part 2". At that point, we are not given its function, but history has shown that the primary function of the unit was for diplomatic purposes, especially designed to negotiate with new off-world allies in the war against the Goa'uld.
As early as the Season One episode, 1.06 "The First Commandment", this directive was seen going terribly wrong when the commanding officer of the unit posed as a god and enslaved the people of P3X-513. The team consisted of:
Captain Jonas Hansen killed Lt. Frakes as he and Lt. Connor attempted to get word to the SGC about what was happening on the planet. Connor was successful at getting his signal through the wormhole and SG-1 answered his call. Lt. Baker joined Capt. Hansen in his rouse and both men ended up dead when the natives revolted, much due to SG-1's influence on them. Lt. Connor was the only surviving member of the team and we later learn that he was promoted to captain and given command of SG-11.
SG-9 was reassembled under the command of Major Stan Kovacek:
When SG-1 was sent to the prison planet Hadante by the ruling group called the Taldor, Major Kovacek worked with General Hammond in negotiating for their release, in the Season Two episode, 2.03 "Prisoners". SG-1 had been unfortunate enough to be at the wrong place when they offered assistance to a known criminal and they were subsequently sent to Hadante for life. Major Kovacek was very careful with his choice of words when speaking to the Taldor and was able to gather information about them. General Hammond and he worked two days trying to gain SG-1's release, but the team was able to escape from the planet with the help of one of the inmates.
Seasons Three and Four
The next time SG-9 is mentioned is in the Season Four episode, 4.09 "Scorched Earth" when they were sent out on missions searching for a new homeworld for the Enkarans who were being displaced by a Gadmeer terraforming ship. No mention is made of the number of members of the team or who was commanding it. They were assigned this task along with SG-5 and SG-6.
After it was discovered that the NID had a rogue cell operating to steal alien technology, the SGC attempted to regain the trust of many of the planets' representatives in the Season Five episode, 5.20 "The Sentinel". One such planet was Latona. SG-9, under the command of Maj. Benton and including Lt. Grogan, Tarkman, and Winters (latter two members' ranks unknown), was sent to talk with the planet's leaders about reforming relations. Unfortunately, the rogue agents had disabled the planet's sophisticated defense system called "The Sentinel" and Jaffa were able to attack through the stargate. In the battle, all members of SG-9, except for Lt. Grogan, were killed. SG-1, along with the two rogue agents who had disarmed the system, were able to get the system back up, but at the cost of the two rogue agents' lives.
- 1.02 "Children Of The Gods Part 2"
- 1.06 "The First Commandment"
- 2.03 "Prisoners"
- 4.09 "Scorched Earth"
- 5.20 "The Sentinel"
- Adrian Hughes as Lt. Baker
- Roger R. Cross as Lt. Connor
- D. Neil Mark as Frakes
- David Kopp as Lt. Grogan
- William Russ as Capt. Jonas Hansen
- Andrew Wheeler as Maj. Stan Kovacek
--DeeKayP 05:43, 9 Jul 2004 (PDT)