Col Young does nothing short of killing Col. Telford in hopes to deprogram him from the Lucian Alliance brainwashing that caused the tragedy at Icarus Base. But when Telford comes clean he reveals the Destiny is in imminent danger of being boarded by the Lucian Alliance. Relaying the information to Gen. O’Neill they launch a pre-emptive attack on the Lucian Alliance’s secret base.
Back in the Milky Way galaxy Dr. Rush is in Lucian Alliance hands being forced by their leader Kiva to recreate a program to tap into their Icarus-like planet capable of dialing the Destiny.