James Beal met Catherine Langford in a market place and became engaded with her in a romantic relalationship. He goes with her through the Stargate to try and help her to rescue her father,Paul Langford.
James Beal is a captain in the British army, stationed in Egypt. After enlisting in the army to stem the tide of fascism in Europe, Beal was able to quickly rise to the rank of captain thanks to his combination of hard work, natural ability, and leadership qualities. Once attaining his lofty new rank at a young age, Beal was assigned to a remote outpost near Cairo, where he was tasked with protecting British interests as the specter of World War II loomed over North Africa. Despite representing a foreign power in Egypt, Beal was able to win over the locals thanks to his charming personality and selflessness. He befriended a local lieutenant in his unit, Wasif, and found a romantic partner in American researcher Catherine Langford after a chance meeting in a local market.
After only a few weeks of courtship with Catherine, Beal found himself head over heels in love and was already and thinking about spending the rest of his life with her, being drawn to her independent streak and sense of adventure. However, Catherine plays her cards close to her chest, and Beal remains unsure of her commitment to him. Should danger ever reach their corner of North Africa, Beal would happily risk his life to protect Catherine, even if he knows she's more than capable of fending for herself. Still, he is willing to do anything for her, and if their adventures together take him into conflict with Nazis, then the ensuing adventure will just be icing on the cake for this ambitious young officer.