SG-1 travels to Camelot, looking for the anti-Ori weapon that Merlin hid there. They find a medieval society, awaiting the return of Arthur from his quest for the Grail. Merlin’s library is forbidden territory, believed to be cursed. Daniel convinces the town historian to allow them to investigate, and they discover a lower level with Ancient technology. They also trigger the room’s safeguard, a holographic black knight similar to the one Mitchell fought on Earth – but this knight delivers lethal blows, and kills the elder. The townspeople are angry at SG-1, but the Odyssey beams them away before the people can do them any harm. The Odyssey is on its way to rendezvous with the Jaffa, the Tok’ra, and the Asgard at the Ori supergate. Carter accompanies the Odyssey, hoping to dial out with the supergate before the Ori can dial in. Teal’c takes a ship to enlist the Lucian Alliance in the battle. Mitchell and Daniel return to Camelot to look for the anti-Ori device. When Daniel again triggers the black knight, Mitchell tries to fight him off. Even with help from a sword pulled from a stone by a village girl, Mitchell comes out on the losing end. Daniel shoots the Ancient technology controlling the knight before it can kill Mitchell. He eventually figures out that the anti-Ori device is a red crystal pendant, but it is not in the library. The village governor explains that the pendant was the object of Arthur’s quest. The Korolev, the new Russian ship, beams Mitchell and Jackson aboard on its way to the supergate. There, things do not go well. The Ori dial in before Carter can modify the gate, and in the ensuing battle, the Ori’s technological superiority is clear. Not even the Asgard can get in a shot on the ships. The only remaining question is whether or not the Ori intend to leave survivors.
written by Paul Mullie & Joseph Mallozzi
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Matt Glave (Col. Emerson), David Thomson (Antonius), Garry Chalk (Chekov), Katharine Isabelle (Valencia), Noah Danby (Cha’ra), John Noble (Meurik), Eric Steinberg (Netan), Matthew Walker (Merlin), Martin Christopher (Maj. Marks), Morris Chapdelaine, Geoff Redknapp, Paul Hooson, Jeny Cassady (Kvasir Puppeteers), Bruno Verdoni (Netan’s Lieutenant), Oleg Palme Feoktistov (Korolev Pilot)
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer