SG-1 finds the first instance of a Christian society in their travels, but it’s a primitive, superstitious village whose people live in fear of demons. The appearance of O’Neill’s team sends the villagers running, and they find a young woman chained up in the village square, waiting to be sacrificed. By freeing her, the members of SG-1 anger the “demon” who comes on a regular schedule to collect sacrifices – an Unas collecting victims to serve as host bodies for the System Lord known as Sokar. O’Neill tries to discuss the possibility of ridding this village of the Unas, but the leader of the village instead decides that the strangers are demons themselves, and puts Teal’c to a number of tests whose outcome will either “prove” his demonic nature or kill him. The guardian of the girl chained up for sacrifice tries to challenge his leader, certain that SG-1 can help them keep the demon away…but the village’s leader has become far too accustomed to power for anyone’s good, and the Unas will still come for his sacrifice.
written by Carl Binder
directed by Peter DeLuise
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: David McNally (Simon), Alan C. Peterson (Canon), Laura Mennell (Mary), Richard Morwich (Unas), John R. Taylor (Elder), Christopher Judge (voice of the Unas)
Notes: The Unas, the first being to become a Goa’uld host, was first encountered in the first season episode Thor’s Hammer, though that episode implied that its Unas was unique; this story rewrites the mythology a bit and makes the Unas an entire species.
LogBook entry by Earl Green