10.03 Episode 197
Airdate: July 28, 2006

Aboard Odyssey, Mitchell, Carter, Daniel, and Vala watch the shimmering city of Atlantis come into view below them. They have come to the home of the Ancients on an urgent mission, to prevent the Ori from sending more ships through the supergate, and to find the location of Merlin's weapon. Dr. McKay joins Mitchell and Carter aboard Odyssey as they depart for a black hole in the Pegasus galaxy, hoping to establish a wormhole that will jump to the supergate in the Milky Way where Teal'c is waiting with a secondary gate. Meanwhile, Daniel and Vala hope that the secret to Merlin's weapon lies in Atlantis's Ancient database.

Daniel and Vala access the holographic avatar of the Ancient library to begin their meticulous search, but Daniel's suspicions grow when the hologram immediately offers the names of the planets they seek, then turns to address Daniel directly before vanishing in the ethereal glow of an ascended being. The image returns in response to Daniel's impassioned plea for an alliance against the Ori, but the being is Morgan Le Fay herself, an ascended Ancient who risks breaking the Ancients' highest law by interfering in the affairs of humans. She can only offer the warning, "Merlin's weapon is not…" before she is drawn away by the Others.

Odyssey releases a stargate near the black hole and opens a connection to the secondary gate, but twice their attempts to aim a warhead at the gate fail to force the wormhole to jump. Suddenly, an Ori ship arrives at the supergate, while in Pegasus a Wraith hive ship fires at Odyssey. In a final desperate attempt, Odyssey slingshots around the black hole and beams the warheads aboard the Wraith ship. The explosion destroys the ship, and causes the wormhole to arc. As the massive supergate activates, the Ori ship is annihilated in the developing kawoosh. A great victory has been achieved this day, but it is clear that we are in this battle alone.

Written by: Brad Wright
Directed by: William Waring

Guest Starring: David Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay, Joe Flanigan as Lt. Colonel John Sheppard, Torri Higginson as Dr. Elizabeth Weir, Matthew Glave as Colonel Emerson, Sarah Strange as Morgan Le Fay, Gary Jones as Sergeant Harriman, David Nykl as Dr. Radek Zelenka, Matthew Walker as Merlin, Chuck Campbell as Atlantis Technician, Chelah Horsdal as Lieutenant

Reference: Alkesh, Ancients, Ascension, Atlantis, BC-304, Black Hole, Castiana, Paul Emerson, Hive Ship, Holographic Projection, Holo Room, Daniel Jackson, Rodney McKay, Merlin, Morgan Le Fay, Odyssey, Ori, Ori Warship, Pegasus Galaxy, Sahal, John Sheppard, Stargate, Supergate, Taoth Vaclarush, Valos Cor, Elizabeth Weir, Wormhole Arc, Wraith, Radek Zelenka



SGC Atlantis Base


Black Hole in Pegasus

Supergate in Milky Way