Sheppard’s team makes a stop at a planet where the people in one village speak of a valiant, unstoppable hero. Sheppard is understandably both annoyed and just a little bit let down when that hero turns out to be Lucius, the con man who nearly took over Atlantis. But this time, Lucius insists, he’s not up to his old tricks – he really is unstoppable, thanks to an Ancient personal shield. But what he’s saving the town from turns out to be nothing more than a band of Genii mercenaries who have become stranded on the planet. Shortly after Sheppard appears, more Genii arrive – under Kolya’s command – and threaten to destroy the town unless the visitors from Atlantis are handed over. This time, it’s not an act, and the townsfolk, who have grown complacent thanks to their hero, will have to help Sheppard and the others. But is Lucius capable of turning these people into an army?
written by Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith and Neil Acree
Guest Cast: Richard Kind (Lucius), Dean Wray (Genii), Meredith McGeachie (Wench), Robert Davi (Kolya), Adam Bergquist (Amaris), Jon Cuthbert (Fortnum), Ashley O’Connell (Fruit Stand Owner)
Notes: Lucius was first encountered in Irresistible, while Kolya was last seen in Common Ground. An Ancient personal shield similar to the one worn by Lucius was found by Rodney in the first season episode Hide And Seek. At first glance, this would seem to be a strong candidate for Kolya’s last appearance, but he’s proven hard to kill before.
LogBook entry by Earl Green