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Sheppard and McKay escort a young princess on a rite of passage and come upon the queen-to-be's enemies.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x14
Production Number: 414
Airdate: Friday January 25th, 2008

Director: William Waring
Writer: Martin Gero

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Movie Network) Jan 28, 2008
UK (sky 1) Jan 29, 2008
Ireland Jan 29, 2008

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (28 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Crystal Lowe
As Mardola
David Richmond-Peck
As Genii Field Captain

Co-Guest Stars
Patrick Gilmore
As Genii Soldier
Richard Stroh
As Genii Soldier
Adam Lolacher
As Genii Man
Jerry Penacoli
As Genii Warrior
Main Cast
Joe Flanigan
As Major / Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard


Sheppard and Rodney are on a diplomatic mission to a planet with a royal family. They meet with Flora and Mardola, attractive sisters who head the royal family. They thank Atlantis for their assistance and then ask one more favor: they’d like the two to escort their sister, Harmony, on a pilgrimage to ancient ruins to perform a ritual so she can become queen. Sheppard and Rodney are eager to take on the mission, figuring Harmony is as attractive as her sisters… until they find out she’s a pre-adolescent...

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Episode Notes
Amanda Tapping, Rachel Luttrell, and Jason Momoa are credited but don't appear.

Filming location: Widgeon Park, British Columbia.

Episode Quotes
Harmony: Perhaps it would be best if you stop speaking. Your voice hurts my ears.
Rodney: Well, that beast can hurt my whole body, okay?

Rodney: I’m going to kill her.
Sheppard: You really need to work on your child skills.

Harmony: Provide me with cover. I will make it to the pedestal, summon the beast, and smite them.
Sheppard: There will be no smiting today, little lady!

Harmony: Dr. Rodney McKay and Colonel John Sheppard, your contribution to my people may never be repaid.
Sheppard: Well, we didn't do it for compensation, your Highness.
Rodney: (sotto voce) Kiss ass!

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper
Executive ProducerJoseph Mallozzi  |  Paul Mullie
Production DesignerJames Robbins
MusicJoel Goldsmith
OtherJoel Goldsmith (Main Title Theme)
Warning: Stargate Atlantis season 4 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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