With General Hammond’s apologies, SG7 went right back out into the field after dropping off Ottonis at Stargate Command. With several other teams on missions and the Himmelites still at the SCG, there wasn’t enough manpower to undertake the rescue of Kentis (whose well-being was Hammond’s great concern). Still fostering the hope of a Tollan alliance, Hammond sent SG7 with orders to do everything possible and with only a single clue from Ottonis’ interrogation: the Goa’uld had left his hostage in some kind of underground maintenance facility. Upon returning to Tarsun’s Wheel, Sam was unable to find any additional chambers in the Gatehouse and Devero remembered the conversation with Ruvane and how she’d mentioned Ottonis’ work in their maintenance bunker. He suggested returning to Braer’in.
The team took the native aircraft back to Braer’in, landing some hours later, and avoided a diplomatic incident thanks to Jethro’s efforts. Ruvane, though not happy about Ottonis’ extradition, escorted them to a barren region outside Braer’in and unlocked the maintenance facility there. Devero was careful to note her security code for later use and she warned them against activating anything inside the structure, explaining that there was some risk of radiation exposure. Once inside, Sam made short work of following a blood trail to a large, darkened room where Gar’i’s expertly-thrown glowstick revealed Kentis lying unconscious in a pool of blood. When the team went into the room, however, they triggered a trap left by the Goa’uld. The door sealed behind them and an electrical current was released through the floor. Everyone but Jethro escaped harm, though no one was seriously injured. Devero stabilized Kentis and Gar’i applied 3 lbs of C4 to the door without getting it open. Eventually Sam and Clyde located an emergency exit, through which Jethro discovered a briar-overgrown escape route. After cutting a path through the briars, SG7 emerged triumphant from the facility and returned to the aircraft.
Clyde made it clear to Ruvane that the SGC would not likely play a role in repairing the damage done to the facility and that Ottonis would remain prisoner. Though not hostile upon receiving this news, Ruvane was not exactly pleased. (Jethro did make some efforts to smooth things over.) After giving everyone time to rest, the team returned to Earth. Hammond, very pleased with the successful rescue, greeted them with the news that a Goa’uld named Fezatte had contacted the SGC to inquire about Ottonis. Fezatte claimed that the SGC had a mole (in explaining how he knew about Ottonis) and requested an audience with Hammond. Along with this news, Hammond told Gar’i that Ottonis had asked to speak with him specifically.