Summary: Sometimes, the universe accepts our intentions at face value. Sometimes it has other plans. Jack O’Neill’s one-time best friend had sacrificed himself while helping Jack save Earth from a black hole. But was he really gone? The past be damned; Jack wasn’t about to leave Frank Cromwell behind …
Cromwell awakens on a strange planet; Carter ponders the implications of the gravity well’s effect on the wormhole while Jack struggles to process recent events.
Hammond recalls his first meeting with Cromwell; Carter informs the general that Cromwell may have survived the wormhole transit.
Cromwell explores his surroundings, leading to his first encounter with the locals.
Hammond learns of Carter’s theory; Jack is impatient to mount a rescue mission.
Cromwell learns several things about Tir n’Awyr, the world he has found himself on. Some of them disturb him. At the SGC, Dr. Fraser clears Jack for gate travel and reflects on what he has told her about the missing colonel.
SG-1 and SG-5 embark on the search and rescue mission. But Cromwell is dealing with problems of his own.
Don’t count me out I may be lost but I’m not gone — Ryan Kickland, “A Wide Open Space” (The Mountain, 2010) Cromwell’s eyes snapped open at the sound of birdsong. The pale light of false dawn painted the windows. He felt as though he’d only been asleep mere …