Brief Candle

Stargate SG-1O’Neill and his team arrive in a temple, where they find a man in a panic because his wife is about to give birth. Daniel turns out to be the most experienced member of the team in these matters, and helps to deliver the baby. The local villagers welcome SG-1 with open arms, particularly O’Neill himself. One of the village’s women, Kynthia, seems to take a special interest in him, and manages to lure him into her bed after he samples some of the local cuisine. At sundown, the entire village goes indoors and simultaneously falls into a deep sleep – and to the rest of the team’s alarm, O’Neill is powerless to keep himself from joining the villagers in their sleep. Major Carter asks around among the natives, and discovers that their lives are lived out at an extremely accelerated rate – they live and die in a matter of weeks. O’Neill’s metabolism has somehow synchronized with theirs, and where the natives show almost now physical signs of their accelerated age, O’Neill begins to wither before his teammates’ eyes – and they don’t believe he’ll survive if he goes back through the stargate.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazon's Unboxstory by Steven Barnes
teleplay by Katharyn Powers
directed by Mario Azzopardi
music by Kevin Kiner

Guest Cast: Bobbie Phillips (Kynthia), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Harrison Coe (Alekos), Gabrielle Miller (Thetys), Gary Jones (Technician)

LogBook entry by Earl Green with notes by Dave Thomer