IT'S GOOD TO BE KING

08.13 Episode 167
Airdate: February 4, 2005

SG-1 receives word that the System Lord Ares has fled Ba'al's forces and plans to reclaim a planet in his former domain as a refuge. However, the planet is now home to Harry Maybourne, and O'Neill sends SG-1 to fetch Maybourne before Ares arrives. On the planet, however, SG-1 discovers that the simple people know Maybourne as King Arkhan, a prophet and beloved leader. King Arkhan has foretold the arrival of the enemy as well as the offworlders who will save their planet, and Maybourne later confesses to SG-1 that his prophecies come from temple ruins with Ancient writings that reveal events that have yet to happen.

The temple writings reveal that an Ancient had once used a ship to travel through time, and a search of the area uncovers a small spacecraft containing a time travel device. The ship can only be operated by someone who possesses the Ancient gene, and O'Neill arrives through the gate, hoping to recover the technology. Carter attempts to make the ship flight worthy as O'Neill and Maybourne unsuccessfully attempt to convince the people to abandon their world. Time is running out, however, and as Ares's mothership appears in orbit, his Jaffa and First Prime, Trelak, arrive through the stargate to conquer the planet.

Trelak and his Jaffa take control of the village and investigate the area around the Ancient temple. Carter completes the repairs to the ship just as they are discovered and are fired upon, while in the village, Teal'c, Daniel, and Maybourne battle the Jaffa, and Trelak faces death at the hands of Teal'c. Through the power of his mind, O'Neill pilots the Ancient ship into orbit and destroys the mothership with a well placed shot. The prophecy has come true, and the offworlders have defeated the enemy of old. SG-1 prepares to depart, but Maybourne has chosen to remain, unwilling to abandon his new home, his people, and his wives.

Story by: Michael Greenburg & Peter DeLuise, and Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
Teleplay by: Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie
Directed by: William Gereghty

Guest Starring: Wayne Brady as Trelak, Tom McBeath as Harry Maybourne, Nancy Sorel as Garan, Melanie Blackwell as Servant, Robert Bruce as Local, Zak Church as Local

Reference: Ancient Gene, Ancient Spacecraft, Ancient Time Travel Device, King Arkhan, Garan, Harry Maybourne, Time Travel, Trelak


LOCATION


Ares' Planet


Villagers


King Arkhan


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