Jul 24, 1998
Season 2 Episode 5
While exploring planet P3R 636, O'Neill and the SG-1 team come across what appears to be a troop of Jaffa warriors and ceremonial priests delivering Naquadah, an element treasured by the Goa'uld, through the Stargate. What catches Daniel Jackson's eye, however, is the beautiful Princess Shyla, the melancholy daughter of the planet's ruler, Pyrus the Godslayer. When she attempts suicide, Daniel saves her life, but in doing so, he and the rest of the team are captured and forced to work in the Naqadah mines. When Daniel is injured in an escape attempt, the princess brings him to the palace and nurses him back to health, using a Goa'uld sarcophagus. As O'Neill and the rest of the team work as slaves in the mine, Daniel attempts to negotiate their release. Princess Shyla explains to Daniel the secrets of the planet. She reveals how her father drove out the Goa'uld ruler, and now rules the planet with an iron hand, sending Naquadah through the gate in hopes of appeasing the Goa'uld. She explains that while Pyrus has lived for 700 years, thanks to the rejuvenative powers of the sarcophagus, he is now dying and she will succeed him. She wants Daniel as her King, and she's willing to use the power of the sarcophagus to convince him to accept the throne.