Galen convinces the crew to go and look for the legendary well of forever.Having recently found a magic rock on his travels.We assume it can lead him there.
Unfortunatley the well is many days off known hyper space routes and well of the beacon.
Galen assures them that his ship will handle the navigation of both ships.
Gideon is convinced that galen is hiding something and when they reach the location and find nothing ,
he pleads to go on.
Gideon refuses he's already put his mission in enough danger.
Galen counter that his ships "guidance" of the excalibur cannot be deactivated by anyone but him and he wont do it until they find the well.
Later the ship penetrates a strange cloud in hyper space
and find a giant rock Laced with gold ,silver ,jewels , gems and a core of solid Q 40.
Galen takes his ship to the asteriod (which has an atmosphere) and gideon follows to ask why he did this.
Galens character is put in a very un flattering light right up until the end when his true purpose is revealed.
The actor evokes geunine sympathy from the viewers with his simple under stated delivery of his explaination.
They return to the ship and galen promises gideon that one day he will help him fulfil his promise.