It’s been three weeks since Daniel Jackson took Vala out to celebrate their anniversary, err. actually to thank her for the way she’s handled herself for the last few months, he’s especially proud of her involvement in the SG-1 program and he chooses to take her out to a nice restaurant seeing that she has not much chances to do so by herself, she’s touched by the detail but once she leaves for the bathroom she’s taken by a former Goa’ul rival who’s searching the knowledge she still carries from her former symbiot.
The SGC has located her on a warehouse but something goes wrong while they try to retrieve her and Vala ends up with her memories wiped out before the place blows up, Daniel is informed that preliminary DNA tests places Vala in there right before the explosion but he simply would not have it. He refused to think her dead by the time she crossed to Ori space and he refuses to think her dead right now, Mitchell only hopes he’s right.
And right he is since Vala has been living as a waitress in a dinner about to be assault all these weeks. As her former self kicks in, she automatically neutralizes the thieves but once she’s sent for questioning to the local police she escapes not only from the people trying to capture her but from her own friends as well, although she does help Mitchell after he’s been hurt trying to protect her she doesn’t know why she does it. In the end, Daniel finally finds her while the team reduce the people who did this to her; he knows that she won’t hurt him but he can’t let her go for he knows she won’t stop running just like she did back when they first met; he asks her to remember them and to come home with him. Once that Vala recovers she’s rewarded with SG1 insignias as she’s now an official member of the team.