On an offworld mission, SG-1 watches from hiding as Goa’uld force the members of a primitive society to mine naquahdah and offer it up as tribute to their masters. When Daniel spots a young woman about to jump from a precipice, he breaks his cover to save her, and the entire team is captured and sent to labor in the naquahdah mines. When O’Neill and Teal’c launch an escape attempt, it’s nearly successful until the Goa’uld guards cause a tunnel to collapse on top of Daniel. The daughter of the local ruler – the same woman Daniel saved – rejuvenates Daniel with a Goa’uld sarcophagus. But her father does not carry a Goa’uld symbiont – he is revered as a god simply because he has continually used the sarcophagus himself, extending his life by hundreds of years. After he is healed, Daniel isn’t returned to slave labor, but instead becomes consort to the princess, who convinces him to begin using the sarcophagus on a regular basis as well.
story by Robert C. Cooper & Damian Kindler
telelplay by Robert C. Cooper
directed by David Warry-Smith
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Heather Hanson (Shyla), George Touliatos (Pyrus), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Gary Jones (Technician), Andrew Guy (Jaffa #1), Michael Philp (Jaffa #2), Jason Calder (SF Guard)
LogBook entry by Earl Green