05.05 Episode 93
Airdate: July 27, 2001

SG-1 arrives on K'tau, an Asgard protected planet under the protection of Freyr, where they are greeted warmly as messengers of the gods and friends of Thor. Shortly after their arrival, however, the sun grows dim, with a shift in the light spectrum toward infrared. Even worse, SG-1 had needed to override certain dialing protocols to get a lock on K'tau, and it may have been their interference which caused the light shift that could now threaten life on the planet. Elrad, K'tau's leader, puts his faith in Freyr, however Malchus holds SG-1 responsible as harbingers of doom.

As the people of K'tau prepare themselves for the fate their gods have planned, SG-1 seeks to find a solution. The Hall of Wisdom provides holographic communication with Freyr and the Asgard High Council, however the Asgard explain that specific terms of the Protected Planets Treaty forbidding the use of Asgard technology must prevent them from interfering. Carter proposes that the introduction of a superheavy element into the sun could restore its balance, and the SGC begins building a rocket as a delivery system. However, Malchus, still resentful of SG-1's interference, sabotages the plan and destroys the rocket.

With few options remaining, O'Neill and Daniel try to convince the K'tau to relocate, but the K'tau refuse all help, and put their faith in prayer. As a final option, Carter attempts to carry out her plan, delivering the superheavy element instead by prematurely disengaging the wormhole. The prayer of the K'tau has brought no change, the Asgard are unable to help overtly, and Carter's plan has not yielded the expected results. As the K'tau refuse further assistance, their planet appears to be doomed. Reluctantly, SG-1 prepares to leave the K'tau to their fate, when miraculously and inexplicably, the sun begins to clear.

Written by: Ron Wilkerson
Directed by: Martin Wood

Guest Starring: Fred Applegate as Elrad, John Prosky as Malchus, Norman Armour as Dr. MacLaren, Brian Jensen as Freyr

Reference: Asgard, Asgard High Council, Asgard Stones, Asgard Transport Beam, Elrad, Freyr, Hall of Wisdom, Holographic Projection, K'tau, Dr. MacLaren, Malchus, Protected Planets Treaty, Sergeant Siler, Stargate, UTD, Major Wood