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With the threat of the Ori now pressing upon our galaxy, SG-1 continues its desperate search for any way to stand up to the evil ascended beings. Still rumored but undiscovered is a powerful weapon invented by Merlin, who we have learned was a Lantian scientist (Myrdin, also known as Moros) who returned to Earth from Atlantis 10,000 years ago (“Avalon, Part 1,” Atlantis: “Before I Sleep”).
Merlin was once ascended, but chose to retake human form to create a weapon that can kill ascended beings, in order to fight the Ori — and to keep that work hidden from the others of his kind, who have a strict rule of non-interference with unascended mortals (“Arthur’s Mantle”).
Continuing their search for the device, Daniel Jackson and Vala Mal Doran visit the Ancient city of Atlantis, now an Earth outpost in the Pegasus Galaxy. In the city’s holographic room they discover Morgan Lafey, a 30- to 40-year-old holographic woman who serves as a computer interface. Along with Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Torri Higginson), they seek Morgan’s help in discovering the whereabouts of Merlin’s weapon — despite the fact that Merlin was apparently rebelling against the Lantians and the other Ancients in creating it.
Meanwhile, Carter, Teal’c, and Mitchell join the Odyssey for a dangerous mission.
Later, Daniel, Weir, and Vala are stunned to learn that Morgan is not a holographic interface at all: She is an ascended Lantian, the real Morgan Lafey, who is toeing the line of breaking her vow of non-interference to help the humans battle the Ori.
She reveals to them that when the Lantians resettled to Earth many millenia ago, they found only a harsh land a primitive peoples. There was no hope to rebuild their great society, so they spread out, some seeding ancient civilizations, others living out their lives in secluded meditation. In this later fashion Morgan and Merlin both one day learned to ascend.
When he later descended to create the anti-Ori weapon, she was sent by the Others to watch him.
But Daniel and Weir know that in Arthurian legend Merlin and Morgan were rivals. If she was sent to watch him and, if necessary, stop him, would she really be helping them to find the technology now?
In Arthurian mythology, Morgan le Fay is a powerful sorceress and Arthur’s half-sister. The two are often antagonists.
“The Pegasus Project” goes before cameras in mid-March, and will air this summer on The SCI FI Channel in the U.S. Stick with GateWorld for the very latest from Season Ten!