Daniel spends the majority of the season 8 episode "Threads" in a sort of limbo while Oma waits for him to choose ascension over (apparently) being killed by the replicators in a previous episode.
At the end of the episode, he emerges naked from a room in the SGC. So, did he:
- Ascend and immediately re-banish himself to "life"?
i. If so, who helped him ascend since Oma was locked in battle with Anubis?
ii. How come he could choose his destination on this occasion, while when returning from a higher plane in season 7 he's put in the middle of nowhere?
iii. Why would he re-banish himself so soon?;
- Get returned to life by the other Ancients sitting around eating waffles (although they'd ignored him completely up to that point)?
i. Why would they do this vs. just let him die?
So I guess I am asking what happened, and why.