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1.01 "Children Of The Gods Part 1"

Episode Guide

Précis

When the SGC is attacked by an alien with glowing eyes, Col. Jack O'Neill is recalled from retirement to lead a second team through to Abydos: his mission to retrieve Dr. Daniel Jackson. Daniel's discovery of a cartouche leads astrophysicist Capt. Carter to realize an entire network of Stargates could exist, leading to millions of worlds.

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TEASER

FADE IN

INT—GATE ROOM

[Four soldiers are sitting on duty around a table at the bottom of the ramp, playing cards.]

SOLDIER 1

Oh man, his hand's as lousy as his detail. All right, everybody, ante up.
(Looking to female soldier)
That's you too.
(He deals)

Seven to the duece, nothing there. Boss and the eight, nothing happening. Queen to the king, possible straight going there. Eight on the eight, and the jack gets a boss, eight's open.
FEMALE SOLDIER
Aren't you guys afraid of an officer coming down here or something?
SOLDIER 2
Trust me, nobody ever comes down here but us.
FEMALE SOLDIER

(Looking to the slightly billowing Stargate cover)

Does that thing always do that?
SOLDIER 1
Do what?
FEMALE SOLDIER
Whatever it is under the tarp, I just…saw it move or do something.
SOLDIER 2
Probably the only thing it ever did was cost money.
SOLDIER 1
Yeah and it looks like they ran out of that, they've been shipping personnel out of here for months.
FEMALE SOLDIER

(Seeing tarp move again)

I'm telling you, the thing is moving!
SOLDIER 2
If you don't have the straight, just fold.

[She gets up from her seat and makes towards the Gate.]

SOLDIER 1

(Agitated)

Can we take that as a fold?
SOLDIER 2
Just finish the hand, she's out.

[The female soldier approaches the Gate and starts up the ramp, it starts shaking suddenly, they hear a rumbling sound and she backs away down the ramp as it shakes along with the table where the other soldiers are seated. The jump to their feet, hands to their guns.]

SOLDIER 3
What the…?

[The tarp flies from the Gate and reveals the Gate spinning and active.]

SOLDIER 3
Whoa!
FEMALE SOLDIER
I take it this has never happened before?

[Soldier 2 goes to the red phone on the wall as the other stand ready at the base of the ramp. The Gate activates—the kerwhoosh expands outwards and he drops the phone, the others falling to the ground as the Gate billows out towards them. Soldier One passes out guns and they cock them, standing and waiting in front of the Gate. The female soldier starts up the ramp.]

SOLDIER 1
What are you doing?

[As she reaches the Gate a ball drops through it to her feet, glows and seems to scan her bodily. It falls still and she bends down to touch it.]

SOLDIER 3
What are you doing? Don't touch it!

[She picks it up, looking back to tem in cofusion. Then a serpent guard steps through the Gate right on top of her, taking a hold of her round the neck and taking her gun. The other soldiers cock their guns.]

SOLDIER 1
Hold your fire!

[More serpent guards come through the Gate.]

SOLDIER 1
Hold it…identify yourself!

[The last figure steps through the Gate, his armour made of gold. He stands in front of his seven guards and reveals his face—a human face.]

APOPHIS
Jaffa! Kree!

[The guard holding the female soldier reveals his face, and Apophis turns to him.]

APOPHIS
Teal'c, kree!

[Teal'c drops the female soldier's gun and passes her to Apophis roughly.]

FEMALE SOLDIER
Get your hands off me!

[Apophis brings his hand up and a device emits a glow that latches on to her face, she becomes calm.]

SOLDIER!
Let her go!

[One of the serpent guards fires with his staff weapon and a fire fight ensues. Teal'c covers the female soldier with his body as the bullets bounce off the Goa'uld armour. Apophis sees one of his guards go down.]

APOPHIS

Kree! Jaffa!

(He waves them back)
SOLDIER 2

(Reaching for the phone desperately)

We've got Jaffa down here we need…

[He is hit by a staff blast and goes down. All the soldiers are hit and go down. The base alarms have started sounding.]

APOPHIS
Tyger. A-lada spryng.

INT—BASE CORRIDORS

[Soldiers are running for the Gate room.]

SOLDIER
Go, go!

[The Mountain doors close.]

INT—GATE ROOM

[General Hammond and the soldiers stream in and take position, all but Apophis, the female soldier and two of his guards are gone, one picks up the scanning device. The soldiers cock their guns.]
GENERAL HAMMOND
Hold your fire!

[Apophis' eyes glow, his helmet goes up and they retreat through the Gate, it dissipates.]

END OF TEASER

EXT—OUTSIDE O'NEILL'S HOUSE

[An officer gets out of his car and walks towards the house, he knocks on the door. A soldier accompanying him moves round to the side of the house.]

SOLDIER
Sir, there's a ladder over here.

[They climb up to a tree house in the garden where O'Neill has his eye to a telescope pointing to the sky.]

SAMUELS
Colonel Jack O'Neill?
O'NEILL

(Not looking at him)

Retired.
SAMUELS
I'm Major Samuels.
O'NEILL
Air Force?
SAMUELS
Yes, sir, I'm the General's Executive Officer.
O'NEILL

Want a little piece of advice Major? Get re-assed to NASA. That's where all the action's going to be. Out there.

(We see what he sees through the scope—a galaxy formation)
SAMUELS
I'm uh, I'm under orders to bring you to see General Hammond, sir.
O'NEILL
Never heard of him.
SAMUELS
He replaced General West. He says it's important. Has to do with the Stargate.

[O'Neill finally looks around, interested.]

EXT—MOUNTAIN BASE

[We see Samuel's car enter the base.]

INT—LIFT

[O'Neill is accompanied by an officer down to sublevel 11. They walk down the corridor.]

INTERCOM
Tag team number nine to sublevel two vent shaft twenty-four.

[O'Neill signs in at the desk and they head for a second elevator.]

OFFICER
We have to take a second elevator the rest of the way, sir, it's a long way down.
O'NEILL

(Entering the lift)

Yeah I know, I've been here before.
OFFICER
Ah, of course.

[The lift descends and they get out, Samuels is at the end of the corridor.]

SAMUELS

This way, sir.

(He indicates to a door)

[Samuels follows O'Neill and the officer takes his previous position.]

INT—HAMMOND'S OFFICE

[There are two knocks on the door.]

HAMMOND
Come.

[Samuels and O'Neill enter.]

SAMUELS
General Hammond, Colonel Jack O'Neill.
O'NEILL
Retired.
HAMMOND
I can see that. Me I'm on my last tour. Time to get my thoughts together, maybe write a book. You ever think of writing a book of your exploits in the line of duty?
O'NEILL

I've thought about it, but then I'd have to shoot anyone that actually read it.
(Getting no response)

That's a joke, sir, most of my work over the last ten years was classified.
HAMMOND
Yes, of course.
O'NEILL
Major Samuels mentioned something about the Stargate.
HAMMOND

Down to business, I can do that.
(Standing)

This way.

[They all leave the office.]

INT—LAB

[A doctor pulls back a sheet from dead Jaffa's face.]

HAMMOND
Anyone you know, Colonel?
DOCTOR
They're not human.
O'NEILL
Ya think?
DOCTOR
Best we can tell these slits are actually a pouch, similar to that found in a marsupial.
SAMUELS
Like a kangaroo.
DOCTOR
We haven't done an autopsy yet.
HAMMOND
These people or aliens, whatever you want to call them…came through…killed four of my people and kidnapped another using advanced weapons.
O'NEILL
Weapons, sir?

[An airman brings forwards a staff weapon and Hammond hands in to O'Neill.]

SAMUELS
We can't figure out how they operate.

[With confidence, O'Neill activates and them deactivates the weapon.]

HAMMOND
Seen one before, I take it?
O'NEILL

Yes, sir,
(Hands the weapon back)

but there are no creatures like this on Abydos. These people were human, they were from Earth. Ra brought 'em there thousands of years ago.
HAMMOND
I know all about that, but your report said this Ra was in fact some kind of alien that lived inside a human body.
O'NEILL
Yeah his eyes glowed, that was our first clue.
HAMMOND
Are you sure he's dead, Colonel?
O'NEILL
Unless he could survive a tactical nuclear warhead blowing up in his face, positive. Why?
HAMMOND
These people, or whatever they are, were guarding another man who retreated back through the Stargate. I got a good look at his eyes Colonel. They glowed.

INT—CORRIDOR

[Hammond, O'Neill and Samuels are walking.]

HAMMOND
How do you feel about the Stargate mission after all this time, Colonel?
O'NEILL
How do you mean?
HAMMOND
Well, it's been over a year. Has your perspective changed?
O'NEILL

Well, sir I…

(He sees Ferretti and Kawalsky through a door)

[They enter Hammond's office again.]

O'NEILL
Was that…?
HAMMOND

Kawalsky and Ferretti yes, they were under your command on the first Stargate mission.
(O'Neill sees his men led into an adjoining room though a window)

Tell me about Daniel Jackson, Colonel.
O'NEILL
Why are they questioning my men?
HAMMOND
They're not your men anymore, Colonel—you retired. Daniel Jackson.
O'NEILL
You read the report?
HAMMOND
Yes.
O'NEILL
It's all there.
SAMUELS
Is it?
O'NEILL
What's this all about, General?
HAMMOND
You didn't like Daniel Jackson, did you?
O'NEILL
Daniel was a scientist. He sneezed a lot. Basically he was a geek, sir.
SAMUELS
So you didn't have a lot of time for him.
O'NEILL
I didn't say that. He also saved my life and found the way home for my men and me—little thing like that kinda makes a person grow on ya, know what I mean?
HAMMOND
According to the mission brief your orders were to go through the Stargate to detect any possible threat to earth and if found, to detonate a nuclear devise and destroy the Gate on the other side.
O'NEILL
Yes.
SAMUELS
But that's not what you did, is it?
O'NEILL
Not right away. Ra's forces overpowered my team and took the weapon before I could arm it.
SAMUELS
But with Doctor Daniel's help you eventually regained control and did in fact detonate the weapon. Yes?
O'NEILL
Yes.
HAMMOND
So to the best of your knowledge Daniel Jackson and everyone else you knew on Abydos is dead, correct?
O'NEILL
That's correct.
HAMMOND

Good.
(He rises from his seat)

Then you won't mind if I authorise a go ahead on our plan.

INT—CORRIDOR

[They leave the office.]

HAMMOND
This quartz material the Stargates are made of, must be tough stuff if it can withstand a Mark 3.
O'NEILL
Well we sent a robot probe through after we got back, sir, it was flattened on the other end. Obviously the Abydos Stargate had been buried in the rubble.

[They enter the Gate room.]

HAMMOND
Well, somehow it got unburied.

[There is a bomb being prepped at the bottom of the Stargate ramp.]

O'NEILL
Oh my God. You're sending another bomb?
HAMMOND
Mark 5 this time. If these creatures did reopen the Abydos Gate we intend to reseal it for good.
O'NEILL
General, you can't do that.
HAMMOND
Countdown's already started. Unless you have something to add.
O'NEILL

(After a long pause)

General Hammond…Sir. I regret to inform you that my report was not entirely accurate.
HAMMOND
You didn't detonate the bomb.
O'NEILL
No, I did detonate the bomb, sir, and it was aboard Ra's spacecraft, so it did kill him and eliminate the risk to Earth.
SAMUELS
However?
O'NEILL
However…Ra's ship was in orbit above the planet at the time, neither the Gate nor anything else on the planet was destroyed. Daniel Jackson is alive and living with the people on Abydos.
HAMMOND
You violated direct orders why?
O'NEILL
Because the people of Abydos are no threat to us. They deserve to be left alone.
HAMMOND
That's not up to you.
O'NEILL
With all due respect, sir—if I'd come back here and reported the Gate on the other side was still intact we would have sent another bomb, just like you were about to. It wasn't necessary to let those people die. The threat from Ra was gone.
SAMUELS
What about the probe we sent through? It was crushed instantly.
O'NEILL
After we came home Daniel buried the Gate in rocks making my return or anybody else's impossible.
HAMMOND
Those four bodies lying in the infirmary say otherwise Airman.
HAMMOND

(After a thoughtful pause)

We'll send the bomb through on schedule.
O'NEILL
General, you can't do that!
HAMMOND
Oh, I can't?
O'NEILL
There are innocent people on that planet.
HAMMOND

There are innocent people here! I have my orders too Colonel, I obey mine. Take Colonel O'Neill to the holding room, let's give him some time to think about things while I decide what to do with him.
(As he leaves)

Sergeant…

[Two officers flank O'Neill and he walks off between them.]

INT—HOLDING ROOM

[O'Neill is led inside and the door is shut. Kawalski rises from one of the bunks and salutes crisply.]

KAWALSKI
Colonel O'Neill, sir.
O'NEILL
I'm retired, Kawalski, lose the salute.

[Kawalski drops his hand and shakes O'Neill's hand, smiling.]

KAWALSKI
Me and Ferretti didn't tell them anything.
O'NEILL
I appreciate that.
KAWALSKI

Hey those kids on Abydos saved my life too.

(He motions to the table and chairs in the room)
O'NEILL

Yeah, the kids.

(They sit)
KAWALSKI
They're the whole reason they kept the secret, right?
O'NEILL
Yeah.
KAWALSKI
That one kid idolised you, remember him? Weird name…what was it?
O'NEILL
Skarra.
KAWALSKI
Right. Remember how he was always saluting you?
O'NEILL
Yeah, my kid used to do that when he was little. Skarra kinda reminded me of him.
KAWALSKI
Oh man Colonel, you and me went through that whole mission together, I never even knew you had a son.
O'NEILL
Well, he died. Just before the Abydos mission.
KAWALSKI
I'm sorry, sir, I had no idea.

[The door opens and they stand as Hammond walks in.]

HAMMOND
How many people did you say were on Abydos?
O'NEILL
That we saw, maybe five thousand. Does this mean you're reconsidering sending the bomb, sir?
HAMMOND
It means I'm open to suggestions.
O'NEILL
General, let me take a team through that Gate, we'll find out who those aliens are, Kawalski and I have been there before we know the lay of the land, we know the people.
HAMMOND
You think you do, Daniel could be dead, you don't know what you'd be waking into.
O'NEILL
Sir, there is one way to find out.
HAMMOND
Right, we'll have the prototype probe shipped from MIT.
O'NEILL
General we don't need that probe.
KAWALSKI
We don't?
O'NEILL

No,
(Grabs the tissue box from the table)

this'll do.

[He leaves the holding room and Kawalski and Hammond follow.]

INT—GATE ROOM

[Soldiers surround the Gate, guns ready as the Stargate dials. O'Neill, Hammond, Samuels and Kawalski are in the viewing room.]

TECHNICIAN (Over Intercom)
Chevron Four encoded!
HAMMOND
Care to explain this concept?
TECHNICIAN (Over Intercom)
Chevron Five encoded.
O'NEILL
Daniel has allergies.
KAWALSKI
Oh, I get it.
O'NEILL
He'll know his came from me and not from someone, with all due respect, sir, like yourself.
TECHNICIAN (Over Intercom)
Chevron Six encoded.

[O'Neill leaves the viewing room for the Gate room.]

TECHNICIAN
Chevron Seven, locked.

[The Gate activates, and O'Neill walks up to it and tosses the tissue box through.]

TECHNICIAN

The, um, object should reach final destination in five seconds, four, three, two, one.
(The Gate dissipates)

The object should now be through the Abydos Stargate.
HAMMOND
Now what?
O'NEILL

(Reentering the viewing room)

Now we wait, if Daniel's still around he'll know what the message means.
SAMUELS
What if the aliens get it?
O'NEILL
Well, they could be blowing their noses right now.
SAMUELS
They could be planning an attack!
O'NEILL

Aw, come on Samuels, let me be the cynic around here, okay?
(To Hammond)

Sir, this could take some time.

[They leave the Control Room.]

INT—BRIEFING ROOM, SOME TIME LATER

[They are all waiting when the Stargate rumbles to life.]

INT—GATE ROOM

[Hammond, Samuels, Kawalski and O'Neill watch as the tissue box flies back through the Stargate and the Gate event horizon dissipates. O'Neill picks up the box, and smiles. He hands it to Samuels and he and Hammond see that written on its side are the words 'THANKS, SEND MORE.']

O'NEILL
Permission to take a team through the Stargate, sir?
HAMMOND
Assuming I get the President's authorisation, the mission briefing will be at 0800 hours. Consider yourself recalled to active duty Colonel.

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

[Hammond enters the room.]

AIRMAN
Ten hut.

[The occupants, including O'Neill, salute.]

HAMMOND
Gentlemen, take your seats.

[Seven occupants of the room sit at the table, O'Neill remains standing by his chair.]

HAMMOND
Where's Captain Carter?
AIRMAN
Just arriving, sir.
O'NEILL
Carter?
HAMMOND
I'm assigning Sam Carter to this mission.
O'NEILL
I'd prefer to put together my own team, sir.
HAMMOND
Not on this mission, sorry. Carter's our expert on the Stargate.
O'NEILL
Where's he transferring from?
CARTER
She is transferring from the Pentagon.

[Carter enters the room, and moves to her seat at the table.]

CARTER

I take it you're Colonel O'Neill.
(She salutes)

Captain Samantha Carter reporting, sir.

[O'Neill salutes back.]

KAWALSKI
But of course you go by Sam.
CARTER
You don't have to worry, Major, I played with dolls when I was a kid.
KAWALSKI
GI Joe?
CARTER
No, Major Matt Mason.
KAWALSKI

Oh…
(To Ferretti)

Who?
FERRETTI
Major Matt Mason, astronaut doll. Did you have that cool little backpack that made him fly?
HAMMOND
Let's get started, Colonel?
O'NEILL

Thank you.
(Carter sits)

Those of you on your first trip through the Gate, you should be prepared for what to expect.
CARTER
I've practically memorised your report from the first mission, I'd like to think I've been preparing for this my whole life.
KAWALSKI
I think what the Colonel is saying is, have you ever pulled out of a simulated bombing run in an F-16 at 8-plus G's?
CARTER
Yes.
KAWALSKI

(Surprised)

Well, it's way worse than that.
FERRETTI

By the time you get to the other side you're frozen stiff, like you've just been through a blizzard, naked.

(He and Kawalski grin at each other)
CARTER
That's a result of the compression your molecules undergo during the millisecond required for reconstitution.
O'NEILL
Oh here we go, another scientist, General please.
CARTER
Theoretical astrophysicist.
O'NEILL
Which means?
HAMMOND
Which means she is smarter than you are Colonel. Especially in matters related to the Stargate.

[Kawalski and Ferretti are sniggering, O'Neill looks over to them and they stop abruptly.]

CARTER
Colonel, I was studying the Gate technology for two years before Daniel Jackson made it work and before you both went through. I should have gone through then. But, sir, you and your men might as well accept the fact that I am going through this time.
O'NEILL
Well with all due respect Doctor I…
CARTER
It is appropriate to refer to a person by their rank, not their salutation. You should call me Captain, not Doctor.
HAMMOND
Captain Carter's assignment to this unit is not an option, it's an order.
CARTER
I'm an Air Force officer just like you are, Colonel, and just because my reproductive organs are on the inside instead of the outside, doesn't mean I can't handle whatever you can handle.
O'NEILL

(Smiling)

Oh, this has nothing to do with you being a woman. I like women. I just have a little problem with scientists.
CARTER
Colonel, I logged over a hundred hours in enemy airspace during the Gulf War. Is that tough enough for you? Or are we going to have to arm wrestle?

[O'Neill raises his eyebrows in amusement.]

SAMUELS
I hate to throw a damper on your enthusiasm, but I still say the safest most logical way to deal with this is to bury the Stargate, just like the ancient Egyptians did, make it impossible for the aliens to return. It's the only way to eliminate the threat.
O'NEILL
Except it won't work.
HAMMOND
It worked before.
O'NEILL
They know what we are now, they know ho far we've come, we're a threat to them. They've got ships General, Ra had one as big as the great pyramid, they don't need the Stargate to get here they can do it the old fashioned way. Now with all due respect to Mr Glass-is-half-empty over there don't you think maybe we should use the Stargate to do a little reconnaissance before they decide to come back…again?
HAMMOND
I'll give you exactly twenty-four hours to either return or send a message through, no Kleenex boxes please. Otherwise we'll assume the worst and send a bomb through.
O'NEILL
Understood.

INT—GATE ROOM

[The Gate activates, the Colonel, his team and Hammond enter the room.]

HAMMOND
Try to follow orders this time, Colonel.
O'NEILL
Sir?
HAMMOND
This time you bring Daniel Jackson back, is that clear?
O'NEILL
Yes, sir.

[They salute.]

O'NEILL
Move out.

[His team walks through the Stargate, leaving Carter and O'Neill at the base of the ramp.]

O'NEILL
Captain?
CARTER
Don't worry, sir, I won't let you down.
O'NEILL
Good. I was going to say "ladies first."

[They walk to the even horizon.]

CARTER
You know, you really will like me when you get to know me.
O'NEILL
Oh, I adore you already, Captain.
CARTER

(Staring at the even horizon up close)
My God, look at this! I mean, the energy the Gate must release to create a stable wormhole is…it's astronomical to use exactly the right word!
(She touches it and it ripples)

You can actually see the fluctuation on the even horizon!

[O'Neill shoves her through the Gate, then walks through after her.]

INT—ABYDOS STARGATE ROOM

[We see O'Neill emerge through the Gate and it dissipate behind him. His team are there getting eady. He approaches Carter, who is hunched over.]

CARTER
Ugh. I think I'm going to be sick, ugh.
O'NEILL
Maybe you shouldn't have had that big lunch, huh?

[They all move out into the apparently empty room when suddenly natives emerge from the shadows and point guns at them. They cock their own guns—at a stand off. Then Daniel pops up.]

DANIEL
Cha'hari! Cha'hari. Lower your guns.

[The natives lower their weapons and relax.]

DANIEL
Hello, Jack, welcome back.

[O'Neill walks towards him and then barges past to get to Skarra who stands behind him. Skarra salutes and O'Neill returns it with a smile, then they hug with a laugh.]

O'NEILL
Skarra!
SKARRA
O'Neill! I did not think to be seeing you again!
O'NEILL

(Turns to Daniel)

Daniel, how you doing?
DANIEL
Good, you?
O'NEILL
Much better, now that I see everyone's okay.
FERRETTI

(Making the "live long and prosper" sign)

Greetings from Earth, Doctor Daniel.
DANIEL
Hello, Ferretti.
KAWALSKI

Brought you a little something, Daniel.

(He hands Daniel a pocket pack of tissues)
DANIEL
Kawalski.

[Sha're emerges slightly at the side of the room.]

DANIEL

Sha're, don't be shy.

(She joins him)
O'NEILL

Hi,
(He hold out a hand to her)
good to see you again.

(They shake hands)
DANIEL
So I figure it was only a matter of time before you had to tell the truth about us still being here.
O'NEILL
Yep. Why the militia, has something else come through?
DANIEL
No, just taking precautions, why?
CARTER

Amazing,
(Looking at the DHD)

this is what was missing from the dig at Giza. This is how they controlled it! It took us fifteen years and three supercomputers to MacGyver a system on Earth.
O'NEILL
Captain?
CARTER
Look how small it is!
O'NEILL

Captain!

(He motions to Daniel)
CARTER

Oh right, excuse me.
(She turns to them)
Doctor Jackson I presume, I'm Doctor Samantha Carter.

(They shake hands)
O'NEILL
Thought you wanted to be called Captain?
DANIEL
What's going on, Jack?
O'NEILL
Six hostile aliens came through the Stargate on Earth, four people are dead, one's missing.
KAWALSKI
One of them looked like Ra, Daniel.
DANIEL
Well, they didn't come from here. I mean the boys take shifts guarding it 36 hours a day, every day, we'd know if they came through here.
O'NEILL
Well they came from somewhere Daniel, I'm going to have to look around.
DANIEL
I…I think I can help you find out who it was but, uh, it's going to have to wait until this sandstorm is over. Uh, we were about to have our evening meal. Why don't you join us?

INT—ABYDOS STARGATE ROOM, SOME TIME LATER

[O'Neill, his team, Daniel and many Abydonians are gathered in a circle on the floor, eating.]

DANIEL
Everybody try this.
SKARRA

This too.

(He hands out bowls of liquid)
O'NEILL
What's this?
SKARRA

Drink.

(He hands him a bowl)
O'NEILL

(He sniffs it)

Moonshine?
SKARRA
Moon…shine?
O'NEILL
Yeah, moonshine, as in booze, er…Daniel, what are you teaching these kids?
SKARRA
Try it.
O'NEILL

All right. Skarra's moonshine. I'll give it a little shot.
(Spits it out suddenly)

Oh…God!

[Everyone laughs.]

O'NEILL

(Rasps)

Smooth, very smooth.
SKARRA
Moonshine!
KAWALSKI
Your little soldiers are all grown up, Colonel.
O'NEILL
Yeah, I'm so proud, whoa…
SKARRA

O'Neill…your lighter?

(He holds out the lighter)
O'NEILL
No, it's yours, I gave that to you to keep. Remember?
SKARRA

Thank you.

(He leaves)
DANIEL
You know he's never had that out of his sight the whole time you were gone.
O'NEILL
Yeah?
DANIEL
So this…this man who looked like Ra, he must have come through another Gate.
CARTER
What other Gate?
O'NEILL
Another Stargate?
CARTER
The Stargate only goes here.
DANIEL
No, no I think you're wrong about that.
CARTER
I was there, we ran hundreds of permutations.
DANIEL
But you didn't have what you need.
O'NEILL
Daniel what are you talking about?
SKARRA
Daniel, the storm has passed.
DANIEL
I'll show you. Sha're, ben quar ri, Jack and his friends…to see the vili tao an.
SHA'RE
Bonni wai?
DANIEL
I won't be long.

[Sha're kisses him and everyone whoops and laughs, O'Neill giving him a weird look.]

SHA'RE
Goodbye, my Daniel.
DANIEL

(Stunned)

Bye.
KAWALSKI
Ferretti, hold the fort.
FERRETTI
Yes, sir.

EXT—OUTSIDE THE PYRAMID

[Kawalski, O'Neill, Carter and Daniel emerge into the bright desert.]

KAWALSKI
Boy, I can't say I've missed this place.
DANIEL
Come on.
CARTER
This is just incredible.

INT—CAVERN

[Torches light a tunnel leading inside the pyramid.]

DANIEL
So I figured there had to be more to this place so I started exploring, just the area around the town and the pyramid at first and after about a month I found this place. Uh, Captain Doctor, you're going to love this.

[Torches light up a big room with elaborate drawing on the walls.]

CARTER
Oh my God, this is amazing, this is the archaeological find of the century.
O'NEILL
So Daniel, you had a chance to translate this yet?
DANIEL
I think so.
O'NEILL
What does it say?
DANIEL
Well, uh, it doesn't say anything. Actually it's sort of a chart, more of a…map.
O'NEILL
Of?
DANIEL
Well I haven't been able to analyse all of it, I mean look at it, it would take my whole life.
O'NEILL
Well Daniel, we don't have that long. What's it a map of?
DANIEL
Well, the cartouches seem to be separated clearly into groupings, each grouping is attached to the others with a series of lines, and each grouping of glyphs contain seven symbols, so you can see where this is going of course.
O'NEILL
Tell us anyway.
DANIEL
All of the symbols are on the Stargate in the Abydos chamber. I've also managed to chart some of them in the Abydos night sky, or at least pretty close. Jack I think that this is a map of a vast network of Stargates, Stargates that are…are all over the galaxy.
CARTER
Uh, I don't think that can be, Doctor.
DANIEL
Well, because after Colonel O'Neill and his team came back my team tried hundreds of symbol permutations using Earth as the point of origin and it never worked.
DANIEL
I tried the same here and it didn't work either but I figured the destinations I tried were either destroyed or buried, but, um, I mean some of them somewhere must still exist.
CARTER
I don't think so.
CARTER
Then where did your Ra lookalike come from?
CARTER
Uh…
DANIEL
Look I don't pretend to know anything about Astrophysics but couldn't the planets change? I mean, uh, drift apart or something like that, to throw this map off?
CARTER
I knew I'd like you.
DANIEL
You mean I'm right?
CARTER
According to the expanding universe model all bodies in the universe are constantly moving further apart…
DANIEL
So I the thousands of years since the Stargate was built…
CARTER
All the coordinates could have changed.

DANIEL

But why does it still work between Abydos and Earth?
CARTER
Abydos is probably the closest planet in the network to Earth, I mean the closer they are the less the difference in relative position due to expansion—the further away the greater the difference. In a few thousand more years it won't work between Earth and Abydos either.
DANIEL
Unless you can adjust for the displacement.
CARTER
Right, now with this map as a base that should be easy. All we have to do is correct for Doppler's Shift, then I should be able to arrive at a computer model that can predict the adjustments necessary to get the Gate working again.
KAWALSKI
Okay, so what did we just figure out?
CARTER
Any civilisation advanced enough to build this Gate network would be able to compensate for 50,000 years of stellar drift.
O'NEILL
So…the Stargate can go other places?
CARTER
The aliens could have come from anywhere.

INT—ABYDOS STARGATE ROOM

[The Abydonians are talking and laughing with the team and Ferretti. They watch Sha're walk past them.]

FERRETTI
Man, you got to give Daniel credit. She is one beautiful woman.

[They turn as the Stargate starts to dial in.]

SOLDIER
We got company, boys! Move, move! Take cover!

[They scatter to the edges of the room, hiding behind the pillars, holding their guns ready as the Stargate opens. Goa'uld guards walk through and start firing immediately, hitting a few Abyodonians, they fire back, as do the SG team. The Gao'uld have the upper hand quickly and Apophis looks on as they shoot the SG team down. Skarra sees Sha're and fires at the Goa'uld.]

SKARRA
Sha're, shim rota! Shim rota!

[They seize her, she screams and Skarra steps forward but finds his gun jammed. He tries to fight but is grabbed.]

SHA'RE
No! Skarra!

[Teal'c's helmet opens to reveal his face to Skarra as he holds him.]

TEAL'C
This is not your weapon. Where did you get it?

[Skarra spits in his face. Teal'c brings him to Apophis, who lowers his helmet.]

APOPHIS
Good choice Teal'c. A perfect specimen.

[Apophis raises his hand device and knocks Skarra out with it.]

SHA'RE
No! Stop it! Stop it! Skarra! Skarra!

[She is taken to Apophis.]

APOPHIS
You may be the one.

[He knocks her out with the hand device. A guard dials the Gate and we see Ferretti, injured and barely conscious, watching the dialling. They leave through the Gate and the Abydonians emerge as Daniel and the other return.]

DANIEL

Sha're!
(He moves to an injured Abydonian)

Bolaa…
BOLAA
There's so…there's so many…
DANIEL
What?
BOLAA
So many of them…
DANIEL
It's all right. Just tell me what happened.
BOLAA
It was Ra…
O'NEILL
What's going on?
DANIEL
Ra is dead. Tao qua Ra.
BOLAA
No…I saw…he took Sha're, he took Skarra…into the Chaapa-ai.
DANIEL
Where, did you see? Did you see?

[Bolaa's eyes close slowly and he dies.]

KAWALSKI
What's going on, Daniel? Could there be another Ra?
DANIEL
How in the hell should I know? I should have left the barricade up. This my fault.
O'NEILL

(Holding a hand to a fallen soldiers neck)

Come on, come on.
CARTER

(At Ferretti's side)

Colonel Ferretti needs medical attention now!
DANIEL
Go, help him, I can send you back.
O'NEILL
You're coming with us this time, Daniel. I've got orders.
DANIEL

(Laughs)

I don't care about your orders, Colonel. My wife is out there. So is Skarra.
O'NEILL
And the only way we're going to get 'em back is for you to come home with us. Ferretti might have seen those co-ordinates. Captain, do you have the video?
CARTER
I've got everything I need.
FERRETTI

(Weak)

Too many…

[Daniel looks around to his friends, some dying, some grieving.]

DANIEL

Ni-ya. Ni-ya.
(They gather around him)

After we go through the Chappa-ai you have to bury it like we did before and then leave this place.
ABYDONIAN
You come back?
DANIEL
No, I can't. Nobody can. That's what I'm telling you, not for a…long time. Now as soon as we're gone in want you to close it, bury it, put a big, heavy cover stone over it—nothing good could ever come through this Gate. Do you understand me?
ABYDONIAN
You came through, Daniel.
DANIEL
Do you remember the story I told you, how the ancient Egyptians back on Earth cut themselves off from Ra? Well that is exactly what you have to do. Then in one year…one year from this day you take the cover stone away, I will try to bring Sha're home with me on that day. But if I don't make it back, if I don't return then you must bury the Gate again forever, joa qua? You tell Sha're's father that I'll return in one year.

[They all hug him, saying goodbye. Then he beaks free and starts to dial out on the DHD.]

INT—GATE ROOM

[The Gate spins.]

TECHNICIAN (Over Intercom)
Stand by for arrival, stand by for arrival.

[The blast doors close and soldiers gather at the ramp base as the wormhole forms. The team bursts through, O'Neill and Carter dragging Ferretti. Samuels and Hammond enter.]

KAWALSKI
Get the medic!
SAMUELS

(Into his radio)

Close the iris! Close the iris!

[The metal iris closes on the Gate and O'Neill spins round in surprise, his gun ready.]

O'NEILL

(To Hammond)

What the hell's that, sir?
HAMMOND
That's our insurance against any more surprises. It's pure titanium, hopefully impenetrable.

[He watches as the medics put Ferretti onto a stretcher.]

MEDIC
Get the gauze on him. We've got to stop the bleeding from his leg.
HAMMOND

(To O'Neill)

What happened, Colonel?
O'NEILL
Base camp was hit while we were on recon, sir.
HAMMOND
Same hostiles who attacked us?
O'NEILL
Daniel's wife and one of our kids was kidnapped.
HAMMOND
Your kids?
O'NEILL
From the previous mission, sir.
DANIEL
General hi, I'm Daniel Jackson, we've never met, uhm, I'd like to be on the team that goes after them.
HAMMOND

You're not in any position to make demands, Jackson.

(He moves up the ramp to see to the wounded)

EXT—RA'S PALACE

[Guards enter a holding room full of scared humans. The lead guard points out Sha're.]

TEAL'C
C-Chel nok, her.
SKARRA
Na ne!
SHA'RE
No, Skarra!

[Sha're is seized and Skarra stopped by staff weapons held to his head.]

TEAL'C
Your death cannot help her.

[Sha're is carried off and the guards leave.]

SHA'RE
I'm not afraid of you!

[They close the doors behind them and Skarra runs for the doors, throwing himself against them.]

INT—INFIRMARY

[O'Neill, in casuals, approaches Ferretti's bed where Kawalksi is sitting holding a coffee, he looks tired.]

O'NEILL
Doc says he's going to make it.
KAWALSKI
Yes, sir.
O'NEILL
You going to stay here all night?
KAWALSKI
Yes, sir.

INT—CORRIDOR

[O'Neill walks, as if to leave, and then sees Daniel, leaning against a wall, looking a little lost.]

O'NEILL
Hey.
DANIEL
They don't know what to do with me. And I don't know what to do with myself.
O'NEILL
C'mon, let's get out of here.

[O'Neill walks off and Daniel follows.]

INT—O'NEILL'S HOUSE

[O'Neill collects two beers from the fridge, takes them to the living room where Daniel is waiting. Daniel sneezes.]

O'NEILL
Nice catch.
DANIEL

Thank you, sorry. Gate travel always seems to make my allergies…
(He blows his nose)
Sorry.

(He takes the beer)
O'NEILL
So, you were saying.
DANIEL
Anyway, um, as soon as you were gone they realised that they were free, I mean, Abydos was their world for the taking.
O'NEILL
Have a little party did ya?
DANIEL
Oh yeah, big, big party. They treated me like their saviour, it was um…embarrassing.
O'NEILL
It's amazing you turned out so normal.
DANIEL

Well if it wasn't for Sha're I probably…
(He pauses at her memory)
She was the complete opposite of everyone else,
(He sits)

she practically fell on the floor laughing every time I tried to do some chore that they all took for granted. Like um, grinding yaphetta flour. I mean, have you ever tried to grind your own flour?
O'NEILL
I'm trying to kick the flour thing.
DANIEL

(Laughs)
This is going straight to my head.
(Takes another swig of beer)

What time is it anyway? I must have Gate lag or something.
O'NEILL
Daniel, for crying out loud, you've had one beer. You're a cheaper date then my wife was.
DANIEL
Yes, when am I going to meet your wife?
O'NEILL
Oh, probably…uh, never. After I came back from Abydos the first time she'd already left.
DANIEL
I'm sorry.
O'NEILL
Yeah, so was I. I think in her heart she forgave me for what happened to our kid, she just…couldn't forget.
DANIEL
And what about you?
O'NEILL

I'm the opposite, I'll never forgive myself, but sometimes I can forget. Sometimes.

(He takes another swig of beer)

INT—RA'S PALACE, A HOLDING ROOM

[We see the female soldier who was taken, dressed in a dress and veil, sitting in a room full of similarly dressed women. Sha're is also there. Teal'c and some guards enter, he points to the soldier.]

TEAL'C
You.

[His guards rush forward and pull her up.]

SOLDIER
Where are you taking me? I'm a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. I demand to know where you're taking me! Let go!

[She is led into a room.]

SOLDIER
Let go of me! Where the hell are you taking me?

[Apophis enter the room.]

APOPHIS

Come.
(They move her over to him)
Lovely. Full of life.
(He captures her with his hand device)

You could be the vessel for my future queen.

[She is subdued and they remove her clothes. Apophis looks her over.]

APOPHIS
Yes. Very nice indeed. But I am not the one you must finally please.

[They lay her out on the slab in the centre of the room and Apophis calls into the side of the room, behind a curtain.]

APOPHIS

Yametha, re!

[A woman comes over and stands over the soldier, from her pouch a symbiote reaches out, as if looking over the soldier.]

APOPHIS
Does she please you, my love?

[The symbiote retreats inside its pouch and the woman leaves.]

APOPHIS

A shame.
(He reaches out and kills the soldier with his hand device.)

Send another.

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

[We see Hammond enter the already half-full room. Samuels announces him.]

SAMUELS
Ladies and gentlemen, General Hammond.
HAMMOND
People, what is spoken of in this room is classified as SCI top secret. Colonel, what do we know about these hostiles that we didn't yesterday?

[They all sit.]

O'NEILL
Not a hell of a lot, General. The Abydon boys who survived the attack on the base camp thought it was Ra.
HAMMOND
I thought he was dead, gentlemen. Which is it?
DANIEL
Oh he's dead, he's definitely dead, I mean uh…the bomb…he's got to be dead, right?
HAMMOND
Then who's coming through the Stargate?
DANIEL
The Gods.
HAMMOND
What?
DANIEL
Not as in 'God' God. Ra played a God, the sun God, he borrowed the religion and culture of the ancient Egyptians he brought through the Gate and then he used it to enslave them. You see he wanted the people of Abydos to believe he was the only one.
CARTER
So you're saying Ra's not the last of his race after all?
KAWALSKI
Maybe he's got a brother—Ray!
O'NEILL
That's what we need.
DANIEL
Wait a minute. The legend goes Ra's race was dying, he survived by taking over the body of his human host an Egyptain buy, but who's to say more of his kind couldn't do the same thing, I mean this could have happened any time anywhere there's a Gate, I mean this could be happening right now.
HAMMOND
Colonel you've had the most experience of fighting this hostile, assuming you have to defend yourself in the field are you up to it?
O'NEILL
We beat 'em once.
HAMMOND
I'll take that as a maybe. Captain Carter, you're confident that Stargate will take us where we want to go with this new information?
CARTER
Well, they're feeding the revised coordinates into the targeting computer right now. It'll take time to calculate but it should spit out two or three destinations a month.
HAMMOND
People, let's not fool ourselves here, thing is both vast and dangerous and we are so far over our heads we can barely see daylight. We would all be much better off if the Stargate had been left in the ground.
CARTER
With respect, sir, we can't bury our heads in the sand, I mean think of how much we could learn, think of what we could bring back.
HAMMOND
What you could bring back is precisely what I'm afraid of Captain. However the President of the United States happens to agree with you. In the event your theories pan out he has ordered the formation of nine teams, whose duties will be to perform reconnaissance, determine threats and if possible to make peaceful contact with the people's of these worlds. Now these teams will operate on a covert top secret basis, no one will know of their existence except the President and the Joint Chiefs. Colonel O'Neill?
O'NEILL
Sir?
HAMMOND
Your team will be designated SG-1. The team will consist of yourself, Captain Carter…
DANIEL
And me?
HAMMOND
Doctor Jackson, we need you to work as a consultant with the other SG teams from here, your expertise in ancient cultures and languages are far too valuable…
DANIEL
No. Um, look I, I mean I know this is your decision but I just…I…really have to be no their team. My wife is out there General, I need to go.
HAMMOND
I'll take that under consideration. Major Kawalski, you will head SG-2.
KAWALSKI
I will?
HAMMOND
Colonel O'Neill keeps telling me it's about time you had a command.
O'NEILL

(When Kawalski looks over to him)

I had a moment of weakness.

[An airman enters and hands a note to Samuels.]

SAMUELS
Ferretti's conscious, sir.

[O'Neill leaps up and leaves.]

HAMMOND
Dismissed.

[They all follow.]

INT—INFIRMARY

[Ferretti is sitting kind of upright, still tubed and looking rough, with a laptop on the table over his bed. Carter moves to his side.]

CARTER

(To nurse)

I'll take over now.
O'NEILL
I know you're probably not feeling so hot, but we need something from you.
CARTER

(Seeing what Ferretti brings up on the screen)

Look's like he's way ahead of you, Colonel.

[They watch as he calls us seven Gate symbols.]

O'NEILL
You saw all seven symbols? This is where they went?
FERRETTI
Mmm…

INT—CORRIDOR, LATER

[SG-1 and Samuels walks through the corridor, geared up for travel.]

SAMUELS
Colonel I'd like to remind you that rescuing Doctor Daniel's wife is a secondary objective, in the even you fail to notify base camp within 24 hours SG-2 will scrub the mission and return without you.
O'NEILL
Understood.
KAWALSKI
Not going to happen, Colonel. SG-2 won't leave without you.
SAMUELS
All right, let's confirm transmitter codes, remember only the right code will open the iris and if you lose your transmitter, you cannot get home.
CARTER
Understood, sir.

[They enter the Gate Room as the Gate activates.]

HAMMOND (On Intercom)
SG-1, SG-2, if you do not return in 24 hours your remote transmitter codes will be locked out and the iris will be sealed permanently. At that point there will be no return. Is that understood?
O'NEILL

Yes, sir.
(He salutes)

Let's move out.

[They move up the ramp, Daniel among them.]

SAMUELS

(To Kawalski)

I kinda wish I was going with you.
KAWALSKI
Yeah? I'm kinda glad you're staying behind.
SOLDIER
All right, let's go, boys.

[They step through.]

EXT—RA'S PLANET

[They roll out of the wormhole, and get to their feet.]

KAWALSKI
Damn it, it's cold.
O'NEILL
Okay, people let's get the gear out, let's move.
DANIEL

(Sneezes)

Anybody have Kleenex?

INT—RA'S PALACE, THE WOMEN'S HOLDING CELL

[Teal'c points to where Sha're is sitting.]

TEAL'C
You.

[They seize her.]

SHA'RE
No! No!

EXT—RA'S PLANET, THE STARGATE

[Daniel is standing over the DHD.]

DANIEL
Uh, it must be some kind of ceremonial place, the Gate is…has to be an integral part of their spiritual culture. See this place was built for worshippers.
O'NEILL
Yeah well let's just try and be out of here before the worshippees turn up huh? You figure out yet how to align this Gate to get back home?
DANIEL
Yeah, the device is the same as on Abydos, this symbol represents…
O'NEILL
You brief Kawalski's team yet?
DANIEL
Yes, this symbol represents…
O'NEILL
Good job.

[O'Neill walks over to Kawalski.]

KAWALSKI
We'll have to set up camp where there's better cover Colonel.
AIRMAN
Sirs, I found what looks like a trail on the mountain, looks like it's seen traffic in the last couple of days.
O'NEILL
Thank you, airman. Carter?
CARTER
I've set up a line of claymores along that ridge at ten metre intervals.
O'NEILL
Sound about right, Kawalski?
KAWALSKI
Yeah, that'll work.

[Carter shoots him a disgusted look and continues laying the cable.]

INT—RA' PALACE, HIS ROOM

[Sha're is brought in, fighting the guards.]

SHA'RE
No!
APOPHIS
Come.
SHA'RE

No! No! No!

(She bites one of the guards)
APOPHIS

(Laughing)

This one has spirit!

[He subdues her with the hand device and they remove her clothes, placing her on the slab. The woman comes out and her symbiote appears from the pouch.]

APOPHIS
Does she please you, my love?

[The symbiote comes out and lays on Sha're's stomach. The guards turn her over and it enters her though the neck. She screams.]

EXT—RA'S PLANET

[The FRED leads the way as SG-1 and SG-2 look for a place to set up base camp.]

KAWALSKI

This looks like a good spot right up here.

(They stop)
O'NEILL
All right, if we're not back in 20 hours…
KAWALSKI
We'll come rescue your sorry asses.
O'NEILL
Negative, you'll go back through the Gate with the combination Daniel just gave you before the iris is locked so you can't go back.
KAWALSKI

Yes, sir.

(He salutes)
O'NEILL

(Salutes back)

Hold down the fort.
KAWALSKI
Pick me up a T-shirt.

[SG-1 take off.]

CARTER
So, Doctor Jackson, tell me more about Sha're. How did you meet?
DANIEL
Sha're, well, she, uh…
O'NEILL
She was a gift.
DANIEL
She was, actually, from the elders of Abydos the first time we were there.
CARTER
And you accepted?
O'NEILL
Hold up.
DANIEL
What?

[He motions for them to get to cover, and they observe a troupe of figures heading their way. Dressed in robes and holding staffs.]

O'NEILL
All right Captain, take up position fifty yards…

[Daniel breaks cover and jumps out in front of the figures.]

O'NEILL
Oh for crying out loud!
DANIEL

(To the aliens)

Hi, uhm…
O'NEILL

(Coming out of hiding with Carter)

The man has not changed.
DANIEL

Uh, w-w-we just came through the Stargate.
(He gets no response)

Uh, the uh, Chapaa-ai…?
ALIEN

Chapaa-ai!

(All the aliens kneel down in reverence)
DANIEL
Oh, please don't do that.
O'NEILL
Friends of yours?
DANIEL

Unless we want to give ourselves a bad reputation I just think we should avoid shooting the first people we meet on a new planet.

(He looks to the aliens and they bow their heads)
DANIEL

Oh, please, you don't have to do this.

(He lifts the leader up)
ALIEN
Chula a lazla?
DANIEL

Lazla…? Choose…They want to know if we're here to choose.
(O'Neill waves a hand 'yes')
Uh, sure, we…we can choose…choosing is good.
(To O'Neill)

It's uh, a derivation of Arabic combined with…
O'NEILL
Yeah, yeah, all right whatever, just ask 'em to take us to the nearest village or town.
DANIEL

(To aliens)

Uh, would you take us to, uh, uhm, arush? Arush?
ALIEN

Yah, alla. Chulak. Chulak.

(He leads the way)
O'NEILL
Chulak, eh?

[They all follow the aliens to a rise where they overlook a town.]

ALIEN
Chulak!
DANIEL
Chulak, s-sounds good.
O'NEILL
I hear it's nice this time of year.

[They walk on towards the village, entering a courtyard and then into a room where people are eating and celebrating. The room falls silent as the alien announces them]

ALIEN
Atuhara a lazla.

[They are led to seats around the table on the floor, all the people are staring at them.]

CARTER
Why are they treating us like this?
DANIEL
They think we're gods.
O'NEILL
Okay, we're gods. Now what?
DANIEL
I have no idea.

[Someone blows an instrument emitting a low pitched note and all the people bow down low, we can hear footsteps from far away, heavy footsteps. Daniel bows down too, looking to the others.]

DANIEL
When in Rome.

[They all bow their heads and observe a troupe of Jaffa enter the room, then Teal'c, then Apophis and Sha're at his side.]

APOPHIS

Behold, your Queen.

(He unveils Sha're)
DANIEL

Sha're?

(He darts out towards them)
APOPHIS
Kneel before your queen!
DANIEL
Sha're, it's me.

[Sha're's eyes glow, and Apophis lifts his hand device, using it to throw Daniel across the room against a far wall. O'Neill raises his gun to shoot Apophis but Sha're steps in the way and a guard hits O'Neill over the head, knocking him out.]

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

[Samuels enters to find Hammond alone in the dark room.]

SAMUELS
You wanted to see me, sir?
HAMMOND
Once we seal the iris we can still get a transmission from our teams?
SAMUELS
Yes, sir, but we couldn't be sure it's not the aliens. Or one of our own people under duress of torture, sealing the Stargate is the best way…
HAMMOND
How much longer do they have?
HAMMOND
Just under two hours, sir.

INT—RA'S PALACE, HOLDING ROOM

[We see Daniel unconscious, murmuring. Carter attempts to wake him.]

CARTER
Daniel…Daniel…
p;
DANIEL

(Waking)

Whoa…Sha're!
CARTER
Whoa, easy, you've been unconscious for hours.
DANIEL
No, I saw her.
CARTER
I know, we all did.
DANIEL
I was Sha're, she was…

[He gets to his feet and O'Neill moves over to them.]

O'NEILL
Well if there's way out of here I haven't found it yet. But look what I did find.

[Skarra approaches them.]

SKARRA
Daniel! You're okay.
DANIEL

I think so.

(They hug, Daniel coughs and they ease him to the floor)
O'NEILL
Easy big guy, welcome back to the land of the conscious.
SKARRA
O'Neill told me about Sha're.
DANIEL
Jack, help me. We can find her again.
O'NEILL
Daniel…don't. If we can't find our way out of here the mission's a bust anyway, they seal the Gate in just over 90 minutes. C'mon Skarra let's find a way out of here.

[A guard, Teal'c, grabs O'Neill's arm tightly.]

O'NEILL
Ow!
TEAL'C
What is this?
O'NEILL

(In discomfort)

It's a watch.
TEAL'C

(Revealing his face)

This is not Goa'uld technology. Where are you from?
O'NEILL
Earth, Chicago if you want to be specific.
TEAL'C
Your words mean nothing to me. Where are you from?
DANIEL

Uh, excuse me…
(He draws a symbol on the ground)

This is where we're from.

[Teal'c scrapes a line through the symbol and walk away.]

EXT—CHULAK, BASE CAMP

[Kawalski emerges from a tent in the windy desert.]

KAWALSKI
Warren let's go, rise and shine. The sun is…the suns are coming up. We're going to be all right.
WARREN
We can't go through another night like that, Captain.
KAWALKSI
Yeah, gets a little chilly on this planet at night. The Colonel should've sent us a radio message by now.
WARREN
When do you have to make your decision, whether or not to go back through the Stargate?
KAWALSKI
That'll be about when hell freezes over.
WARREN
I think that pretty much describes our current situation.
KAWALSKI
We are not leaving here without the Colonel, is that understood? Another fine day on planet Kawalski.

INT—RA'S PALACE, HOLDING ROOM

[O'Neill is testing the strength of bars on one of the room's windows. He climbs down to rejoin Skarra. Carter is sitting with Daniel a small distance away.]

CARTER
So Ra isn't dead after all.
DANIEL
No, it wasn't Ra. It was Apophis.
CARTER
Who?
DANIEL
Um, it's from Egyptian mythology, Ra was the sun god who ruled the day, Apophis was the serpent guard, Ra's rival who ruled the night. It's right out of 'the book of the dead'. They're living it.

[We see O'Neill and Skarra walking the room's perimeters.]

SKARRA
We will save Sha're?
O'NEILL
I can't promise you anything at the moment…
SKARRA
But you are a great warrior! We defeated Ra together!
O'NEILL
I know, but take a look around here. Look what we're up against. We'll try.

[They move over to the others as the doors open and guards march in, led by Teal'c.]

TEAL'C
Shaka ha! Kree hol mel, Goa'uld!
O'NEILL

(To Skarra)

What'd he say?
SKARRA
They're going to choose.
CARTER
Choose what?
SKARRA
Who will be the children of the gods.

[A royal box is brought in and Apophis emerges from it.]

APOPHIS
Jaffa!

[He helps Sha're out from the box.]

DANIEL
Sha're. Jack, help me please.

[He surges forward but Carter and O'Neill pull him back.]

O'NEILL
Daniel, don't, don't.
TEAL'C
Benna! Ya wan, ya daru! Kneel before your masters!

[Guards move among the people making them kneel. O'Neill catches Teal'c's eye who gives him a look, asking him to kneel by his expression. O'Neill nods imperceptibly and kneels. Skarra does not yet.]

O'NEILL
Skarra.

[Skarra kneels. Robed Goa'uld move among the prisoners.]

TEAL'C
Benna, ya wan ya daru! Choose!

[A guards brings forth a prisoner and holds him up for the Goa'uld.]

GOA'ULD

No.
(He moves to another)
This one. We choose this one.

(She is escorted away)

[They approach where SG-1 are kneeling and Daniel leaps forward, grabbing one of them. Guards prevent O'Neill from interfering.]

O'NEILL
Daniel!
GOA'ULD
This one is passionate.
DANIEL
How much would I remember if you chose me?
O'NEILL

Daniel, what are you doing?

(A guards taps him with a staff weapon in warning)
DANIEL

(Distressed)

Something of the host must survive.
GOA'ULD

We choose…him.

(Points to Skarra)
SKARRA

(He is grabbed)

Na-nay, na nay! Jack! Jack!
O'NEILL
Skarra! Skarra!

[O'Neill jumps forward but a guard hits him on the nose with a staff weapon. Skarra is dragged off, screaming O'Neill's name over and over.]

TEAL'C
Kill the rest.

[The prisoners scream and run to the back of the room as Apophis and the Goa'uld leave. Teal'c and his guards remain. They advance and ready their weapons, Teal'c at the front of them.]

O'NEILL

(To Teal'c)

I can save these people! Help me! Help me.
TEAL'C

Many have said that.
(He turns and fires on his own guards, than throws his weapon to O'Neill)

But you are the first I believe could do it!

[A firefight ensues, O'Neill and Teal'c kill the guards and scare away the ones at the door. O'Neill heads back for the back wall.]

O'NEILL
Get out of the way!

[The prisoners scatter and he fires at the wall, creating an opening. He checks it.]

O'NEILL
Come on, let's move!
CARTER
Come on, come on!

[The people stream through.]

CARTER
Come on, move, go, come on!
O'NEILL
Come on!

[Teal'c drops his helmet to the floor in the empty holding room as O'Neill and Daniel help prisoners through the opening.]

O'NEILL
You going to be okay?

[Daniel nods and leaves through the gap. O'Neill looks back to Teal'c.]

O'NEILL
Hey, c'mon!
TEAL'C
I have nowhere to go.
O'NEILL
For this you can stay at my place. Let's go.

[He joins O'Neill.]

O'NEILL
What's your name?
TEAL'C
Teal'c.
O'NEILL
Teal'c, where will they take Skarra, the boy?
TEAL'C
To the Stargate, after they've selected hosts for their children they will return home.

[They follow the stream of prisoners heading for the Gate.]

INT—GATE ROOM

[Hammond is in his office, overlooking the Gate.]

SAMUELS
Sir they have just under an hour until the deadline. We should've heard from them by now.
HAMMOND
A lot can happen in an hour, Major.

EXT—RA'S PLANET

[O'Neill and SG-1 leads the prisoners at a fast pace.]

O'NEILL
We've got less than an hour, how we doing?
CARTER
We lost a few when we got to the forest.
TEAL'C
They will be hunted down and killed. Anyone who does not exist to serve the gods is their enemy.
O'NEILL
And that makes you…?
TEAL'C
I am Jaffa. Bred to serve, that they may live.
DANIEL
I…I don't understand.

[Teal'c stops and reveals his pouch and his symbiote. The prisoners nearby scream.]

O'NEILL
What the hell is that?
TEAL'C
It is an infant Goa'uld, the larval form of the gods, I have carried one since I was a child, as all Jaffa carry one.

[They resume their walk.]

O'NEILL
Get it out of there.
TEAL'C
In exchange for carrying the infant Goa'uld until maturity, a Jaffa receives perfect health and long life. If I were to remove it I would eventually die.
O'NEILL
Yeah, well if I were you I'd take my chances.

EXT—RA'S PLANET, STARGATE

[A ship flies down and hovers over the Gate.A small distance away O'Neill urges the prisoners over the crest of a hill.]

O'NEILL

All right come on people, let's go, let's move!

(They move)
TEAL'C

(To O'Neill)

The boy you seek is no longer who he was.
O'NEILL
I don't want to hear that.

[At the Stargate, the ship's belly reveals a ring device which transports down Goa'uld's including Skarra, Apophis and Sha're. The ship flies off. As the prisoners and SG-1 near the Gate a Goa'uld glider swoops over them, readying its guns.]

O'NEILL
Take cover!

[The ship fires as the prisoners scatter—O'Neill and Teal'c return fire but make no difference.]

CARTER
Sir, we're sitting ducks here!

[At the Stargate, Apophis dials out. As O'Neill and Teal'c fire ineffectually at the ship, suddenly we see over the shoulder of a soldier who fires a ground to air missile from a shoulder mounted firing device. It hits and destroys the ship. At the Stargate Apophis sees the explosion and steps through the Stargate. The prisoners cheer and O'Neill looks up to where the missile came from.]

O'NEILL
Kawalski.
KAWALSKI

Yeah!

(Waves from the hill)
O'NEILL

(Turning to the prisoners)

C'mon folks, up the hill!

[Kawalski moves down to help O'Neill up.]

O'NEILL
Great shot! How many are there?
KAWALSKI
About a dozen, maybe more. They're headed for the Gate.
O'NEILL
What about Skarra?
KAWALSKI
He's with them. Colonel, we don't have much time before they lock us out.

[They run up the hill with the others, Kawalski taking a lead position.]

KAWALSKI
Warren, Casey, on my right!

[They position themselves at the crest of the hill, overlooking the Stargate. O'Neill sees Skarra bout to enter the Gate.]

O'NEILL

No. No.

(He runs down the hill)
KAWALSKI
Colonel! Sir!
O'NEILL
Skarra!

[Skarra turns and smiles.]

O'NEILL
Skarra.

[Skarra's smile disappears, his eyes glow and he hits O'Neill with his hand device. O'Neill is thrown back and hits the ground as Skarra leaves and the Gate deactivates. O'Neill gets to his feet as the others run down to him.]

DANIEL
Did you see the symbols?

[O'Neill shakes his head.]

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

[Hammond is still overlooking the Gate Room. Samuels enters.]

SAMUELS

Sir the deadline has been reached, standing by to seal off Stargate, sir.
(Hammond doesn't respond)

Awaiting your order, sir.
HAMMOND
In a minute, Major.

EXT—RA'S PLANET

[Warren and Casey are on the hill, looking back to the forest with binoculars when they spot movement.]

WARREN

(Into radio)

Sir we've got movement in the trees, a lot of movement in the trees. We've got hostiles, sir, hostiles closing in!

[At the Stargate, Kawalski takes control.]

KAWALSKI
All right people we're going on a little field trip. Daniel get busy on that Stargate, we've got company. Captain arm your claymores. Me, Casey and Warren'll be the last men out.
O'NEILL
Negative. That's my job. Captain, help Daniel, once you've sent the signal I want you to go through, tell them we're bringing company.

[Everyone flocks to the Stargate.]

KAWALSKI

(Into his radio)

Warren, give me an update!
WARREN

(Into his radio)

Looks like a whole battalion, sir. 200 yards and closing.

[Kawalski readies the claymores as Carter stands with Daniel who is searching for the Stargate address in his notebook.]

CARTER
Doctor Jackson?
DANIEL
I've got it, I know I have it here, I know I've got it.
CARTER
Come on!

[On the hill, the Warren and Casey fall to their bellies as they spy forces coming from the trees.]

WARREN

(Into radio)

Sir, we've got hostiles coming out of the trees.

[They start firing on the advancing Jaffa guards.]

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

[Hammond and Samuels are still standing overlooking the Gate Room.]

SAMUELS
Sir.
HAMMOND
All right. Seal it off, lock out their transmitters.
SAMUELS

Yes, sir!

(He leaves)

EXT—RA'S PLANET, STARGATE

O'NEILL
Daniel!
DANIEL

(He finds the address finally)
Oh here!

(He laughs)
CARTER
Go go!

[He starts dialling. On the hill the soldiers are being overpowered.]

WARREN

(Into radio)

We can't hold them, sir!
DANIEL

(To Carter)

Send the signal as soon as it opens Captain.
O'NEILL

(To Kawalski)

Pull 'em out!
KAWALSKI

(Into radio)

Fall back, fall back!

[The Gate opens.]

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

[Samuels runs up the stairs.]

SAMUELS
Sir a wormhole has just been established on the other side.
HAMMOND

(Heading down the stairs)

Delay my last order, do not seal the Gate or lock out their transmitter codes.
SAMUELS
Yes, sir.
HAMMOND

(Entering Control Room)

Do we have a remote transmitter signal?
TECHNICIAN
No signal yet General.

EXT—RA'S PLANET, STARGATE

DANIEL
Is it working?
CARTER
Well let's hope so, if not I'll be the first to know.

INT—CONTROL ROOM

[We see on the computer that the transmitter code has been received.]

TECHNICIAN
Oh wait, there it is.

[They look to the Gate and watch as the iris opens.]

EXT—RA'S PLANET, STARGATE

[Warren and Casey run down the hill from their positions, towards the Stargate. They take defensive positions behind rock and continue firing on the guards as they reach the crest of the hill. We see Carter step through the Gate and Daniel starts to encourage the prisoners to go after her.]

DANIEL
Come on, come on, come on.

INT—GATE ROOM

[We see Carter roll through the Gate onto the ramp and stand, putting out a hand as two prisoners follow after her and the soldiers around the Gate raise their guns.]
CARTER

Hold your fire! They're refugees!

(She helps them to their feet)
HAMMOND

(On the intercom)

I hope you know what you're doing Captain.

EXT—RA'S PLANET, STARGATE

[They are still firing against the guards as Daniel gets the last of the prisoners through the Gate.]

DANIEL
Come on, two of you, two of you!

[The guards step over the crest of the hill and O'Neill turns to Kawalski.]

O'NEILL
Hit the claymores!

[Kawalski does so and they explode, taking a line of guards with them. He hits another and another and the guards go down in droves. But there are still more and one of the prisoners is hit by enemy fire.]

DANIEL
Come on, come on. We need cover here!

[Kawalski stands from his hiding place and screams, firing his weapon wildly. Daniel gets the last refugee through the Gate.]

DANIEL
That's it!
O'NEILL
Go!

[Daniel pauses for one reluctant second and then runs through the Gate. ]

INT—GATE ROOM

[We see Daniel pop through the Gate on the other side.]

CARTER
They behind you?
DANIEL
I hope so.

EXT—RA'S PLANET, STARGATE

[Kawalski runs for the Gate, as do the other soldiers.]

SOLDIER
Go, go, go!
KAWALSKI
Colonel, more hostiles, eight o'clock.

[They retreat while firing on the encroaching guards. Casey is hit by a staff blast.]

KAWALSKI
Casey!

[Kawalski and O'Neill move to him and drag him towards the Gate, setting him down on the steps, always firing their weapons. We see one of the prisoners who had stayed wrestling a guard—squeezing him to death. The guard fall near to Kawalski and we see its symbiote rise out of its pouch, it flies through the air and whips into Kawalski's neck. He freezes, then groans, and it disappears into his neck. Teal'c and the prisoner leap through the Gate.]

INT—GATE ROOM

[The prisoner jumps out of the Gate and the soldiers cock their weapons, as Teal'c come through Carter and Daniel call out simultaneously to stop them firing.]

CARTER AND DANIEL
Whoa! Hold your fire! Hold your fire!
CARTER

They're with us!

(She walks up to Teal'c and receives his weapon from him with a nod)

EXT—RA'S PLANET, STARGATE

[O'Neill and Kawalski pick up Casey and run through the Gate—the guards are close on their heels and run through the Gate after them.]

INT—GATE ROOM

[The three fall through the Gate, Casey collapses to the ramp.]

CARTER
Now! Lock it up, lock it up!
TECHNICIAN

(Over the intercom)

Closing iris!

[The iris closes and they hear four metallic thuds as the guards that followed hit the metal. Then the sounds stop.]

TECHNICIAN

(Over the intercom)

Wormhole disengaged.

[The iris opens. Medics rush up the ramp as they are called.]

SOLDIER
Medic! Medic
!
O'NEILL

You got him?

(To Kawalski, motioning to Casey)
KAWALSKI
Yeah, I got him, thanks. Hold on here, get these people back.

[The refugees surge forward and circle Carter and O'Neill, hugging and thanking them warmly.]

MEDIC
We've got to help these people, please.

[Hammond walks up the ramp, amidst the confusion as Samuels clear the way for the medics.]

SAMUELS
Let's go, man down, stand back! Stand back!

[The medics lift Casey on to a stretcher.]

MEDIC

Let's get him to the infirmary, let's get him inside.

(They depart)
HAMMOND
Colonel O'Neill. Care to explain?
CARTER
Um, we can use the Stargate to send these people home, sir.
HAMMOND

What's he doing here?

(Motioning to Teal'c)
O'NEILL
General Hammond, this is Teal'c. He can help us.
HAMMOND
Do you know what he is?
O'NEILL
Yes, sir I do, he's the man who saved our lives. And if you accept my recommendation, sir…he'll join SG-1.
HAMMOND
That decision may not be up to you.
SAMUELS
Stand back, let's get him off the ramp.

[Kawalski is on his knees, looking a little distressed.]

O'NEILL
Kawalski, are you all right?
KAWALSKI

Yeah, I'm good.

(He stands and regains his composure)
HAMMOND
Colonel O'Neill, Major Kawalski, this sure-to-be-very-interesting debriefing for SG units 1 and 2 will be at 0730.
O'NEILL
Yes, sir.
SAMUELS
All right, let's get these people situated.

[They leave the Gate Room, leaving Teal'c, Carter, Daniel and O'Neill standing at the base of the ramp. Daniel looks back to the Gate.]

DANIEL
She's out there somewhere, Jack.
O'NEILL
I know. So's Skarra.
DANIEL
So what do we do?
O'NEILL
We find 'em.

[He leaves and the others follow, behind them we see that Kawalski is still standing at the top of the ramp, almost inside the Gate. He walks down the ramp towards the camera and as he gets close, his eyes glow.]

FADE OUT

THE END

Transcribed by Pheral for Stargatefan

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