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1.12 "Bloodlines"

Episode Guide

Précis

With the proviso that they bring back a Goa'uld larva for study, Teal'c returns with the SG-1 team to Chulak to stop the Goa'uld from enslaving his son Ry'ac. After a difficult reunion with Drey'auc, the wife he abandoned, Teal'c discovers that his son is dying. He needs the healing properties of a larval Goa'uld and the only one available is Teal'c's own.

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TEASER

FADE IN

EXT—CHULAK—A LARGE TENT

[A number of alien priests are beginning a ceremony, and a Goa'uld larva is seen in a large glass jar. Teal'c enters, wearing armour and carrying a staff weapon. A young boy, seemingly unconscious, is lying on a bed. The priests uncover a Goa'uld pouch on the boy's stomach. Suddenly, the scene changes to Teal'c lying on the bed. One of the priests is holding the larva, obviously preparing to implant Teal'c.]

PRIEST
Teal'c.

[Teal'c starts to struggle and is held down by the other priests.]

PRIEST
Teal'c.

[The larva is seen entering Teal'c's pouch as Teal'c yells. The little boy is seen walking around the tent, looking around at Teal'c.]

TEAL'C
Rya'c! Rya'c!

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Teal'c wakes suddenly, obviously distressed.]

TEAL'C
Rya'c! Rya'c!

[O'Neill, Daniel and Carter are in the observation room, looking down on Teal'c.]

O'NEILL (via a microphone)
Teal'c!
TEAL'C
Rya'c!

[A gowned and masked Doctor Fraiser walks up to Teal'c's bedside.]

DR. FRAISER

Easy! It's okay now.
(To SG-1)

He's coming around.

[Teal'c slowly becomes conscious, while the rest of SG-1 look down on him, very concerned.]

TEAL'C
The goa'uld within me?
O'NEILL (via a microphone)
They had to put Junior back in, Teal'c.
DR.FRAISER
We almost lost you. The drug didn't work, Teal'c. I'm sorry.
DANIEL (via a microphone)
You were calling out something—Rya'c. Does that mean anything?
TEAL'C
It means nothing.

FADE OUT

END OF TEASER—OPENING CREDITS

EXT—SGC TUNNEL ENTRANCE

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

DR. FRAISER
As soon as we removed Teal'c's goa'uld, his major organs began to shut down and he ran a high fever.
HAMMOND
So the drug failed?
DR. FRAISER
Yes. But it proves that the goa'uld is Teal'c's immune system. Now, if we can learn about it and safely duplicate its effect, we can save lives on Earth.
DANIEL
Without killing Teal'c in the process.
HAMMOND
Well, I guess the boys in Langley won't be able to study a goa'uld after all.
TEAL'C
It is still a possibility.
CARTER
Teal'c, you can't. You don't have an immune system without your goa'uld. We can't play with your life like that.
TEAL'C
There are many hundreds of goa'uld larvae on Chulak.
HAMMOND
Chulak?
O'NEILL
Yeah, right…you're kidding. Right?
TEAL'C
It is one of the few worlds in all the galaxy with such an abundance.
DANIEL
Yeah, but Teal'c, uhh…if you recall, last time we were there…
O'NEILL
…we had to shoot our way out. Maybe made a bad impression…
HAMMOND
It's out of the question. I can't authorise it.
TEAL'C
Then I will speak of it no further.

[Teal'c rises and walks out of the room.]

HAMMOND
Dismissed.

[Hammond exits to his office. O'Neill, Daniel, Carter and Dr. Fraiser rise.]

DANIEL
What was that?
O'NEILL
I don't know. I'll find out.

[O'Neill leaves the room.]

INT—TEAL'C'S QUARTERS

[A candle is burning. There is knocking at the door. The door opens and O'Neill enters.]

O'NEILL
Mind if I…

[Teal'c is silent, but glances at O'Neill, making O'Neill uncomfortable. Teal'c is sitting cross-legged on the floor, with a semicircle of candles in front of him.]

O'NEILL
Yeah.

[O'Neill enters and shuts the door. Teal'c is staring straight ahead.]

O'NEILL
Look, um, I'm sorry if I didn't…

[O'Neill gestures and pauses.]

O'NEILL
You do understand why we can't go back to Chulak, right?

[Teal'c looks up at O'Neill as O'Neill shrugs.]

O'NEILL
They'll get that drug to work long before that thing dies inside you.
TEAL'C
I am not concerned about my life. I am concerned for the life of my son.
O'NEILL
Your son?
TEAL'C
His name is Rya'c. I have not spoken of him, or of my wife.

[O'Neill looks surprised and sits at Teal'c's desk.]

O'NEILL
You left…a family back there?

[O'Neill places his head in his hands.]

O'NEILL
Teal'c, you told the G…no, you swore to the General you had no ties back there. Why didn't you tell us the truth?
TEAL'C
A warrior becomes vulnerable if his family is held hostage to the enemy.
O'NEILL
You didn't think we'd trust you if we knew. Teal'c, how the hell are we supposed to trust you now? Huh? You got any more surprises?
TEAL'C
With or without you, O'Neill, I must return to Chulak.
O'NEILL
Either way it's suicide, my friend.
TEAL'C
Within days, my son will come of age. He will be called to the religious life of our world. He will undergo the ceremony of implantation. The prim'ta. The day when a young boy receives his first goa'uld symbiote, and becomes a true Jaffa. Just as all other Jaffa before him.
O'NEILL
I take it you don't want that to happen?
TEAL'C
It is the means by which the goa'uld enslave the Jaffa. I am not the only one among my people who believes this. My first teacher, the Jaffa Master Bra'tac, he knew very well the goa'uld are false gods. But I can not…I will not allow my son to become a slave.

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

HAMMOND
Absolutely not.
CARTER
With respect, Sir, we've considered the risks.
HAMMOND
You have, have you?
DANIEL
Yes, and we are all behind Teal'c, sir.
HAMMOND
I can see that. What I can't see is why.
CARTER
We believe there's more to be gained from this mission than a single larval Goa'uld.
HAMMOND
Such as?
DANIEL
The warrior Jaffa class are the foundation of Goa'uld power, they serve as both incubators for their young and as their army. An army made almost invulnerable by the restorative powers of the Goa'uld larva they carry. I mean, it's, it's literally a Faustian bargain.
O'NEILL
Teal'c claims there are other Jaffa who believe in freedom from the Goa'uld as much as he does.
CARTER
Imagine the strategic advantage, sir, if we could undermine the loyalty of the very group the Goa'uld depend on to maintain their power.
HAMMOND
How many of these other jaffa can you be sure of?
O'NEILL
We're pretty sure of at least…one guy.
HAMMOND
One?
DANIEL
Yes, and, and where there's one there has to be more than…one.
HAMMOND
Oh absolutely. Colonel, would you join me in my office a moment?
O'NEILL
Sure.

INT—HAMMOND'S OFFICE

HAMMOND
Shut the door.

[O'Neill closes the door.]

HAMMOND
Have a seat, Jack.

[O'Neill sits, as does Hammond.]

HAMMOND
This is not my first barbeque, Colonel.
O'NEILL
Sir?
HAMMOND
I'd love to get a Goa'uld larva that the lab coats at Langley can study but I don't order my best people on a mission behind enemy lines unless I think it's absolutely necessary.
O'NEILL
I believe it is Sir.
HAMMOND
Why? There's something you're not telling me Colonel. If you don't want to come clean about the real motivation behind this mission, then fine. The mission is not approved. You will go where I tell you to go.
O'NEILL
Sir, please…
HAMMOND
Dismissed!

[O'Neill looks through the window to Carter and Daniel and then stands.]

O'NEILL
General, Teal'c has a son.
HAMMOND
What did you say?
O'NEILL
Back on Chulak. His kid's about to be implanted with one of those larva things, at a ceremony and Teal'c wants to stop it.
HAMMOND
Why?
O'NEILL
Why, Sir?
HAMMOND
Teal'c was an enemy soldier. He's compromised.
O'NEILL
General, he was afraid we wouldn't trust him if we knew he had a family back there. Was he right? When Teal'c saved our lives on Chulak, he gave up his family, Sir. Don't you think we owe him something?

[Alarms blare. O'Neill, Daniel, Carter and Hammond run to the control room. Teal'c is in his Serpent Guard uniform dialling the Stargate.]

HAMMOND
Teal'c!
O'NEILL
What are you doing?
HAMMOND
Stand back from the keyboard.
TEAL'C
I am returning to Chulak for my son.
HAMMOND
No. I'm sorry I can't let you do that.

[A couple of SFs appear, guns cocked and pointed at Teal'c. O'Neill steps towards Teal'c as Daniel and Carter look on, concerned.]

O'NEILL
Come on Teal'c, don't do it this way.
TEAL'C
I will risk no one's life but my own. Why will you not let me return?
HAMMOND
You know far too much about this command, this facility, our defences. I can't let that kind of knowledge fall into enemy hands.
TEAL'C
I will die before allowing that to happen.
HAMMOND
Dammit Teal'c, that's just what's going to happen if you go through that Gate alone.

[Teal'c and Hammond stare at each other.]

HAMMOND
Which is why I am inclined to authorise a mission to return to Chulak and allow you to bring your son back.</blockquote>

[Teal'c stops the dialling sequence.]

TEAL'C
Thank you General Hammond.
HAMMOND
When is this ceremony supposed to happen?
TEAL'C
Within the day.

INT—GATE ROOM

[The Stargate engages. SG-1 enter disguised as priests while Teal'c is in a Serpent Guard uniform.]

CARTER
Daniel? The glasses.

[They walk onto the ramp.]

TEAL'C
O'Neill? I am in your debt.
O'NEILL
Ah, it's nothing.
TEAL'C
We shall return.

[Teal'c's helmet closes.]

O'NEILL
Ready to ship out, Sir.
HAMMOND
Godspeed Colonel.

[SG-1 walk through the Gate.]

EXT—CHULAK

[Waiting on the other side are priests and Jaffa. The priests walk up to Teal'c.]

TEAL'C
These are scholars from the court of Apophis. I am to escort them to the temple.
PRIEST #1
Why do you not show your face my lord?
TEAL'C
My helmet was damaged in combat. It must be repaired.
PRIEST #1
Perhaps I can help.

[He reaches towards the helmet but Teal'c grabs his hand.]

TEAL'C
Nemet, kree! You dare touch me priest?

[The priest is on his knees, in obvious pain.]

TEAL'C
I shall tell Apophis of your vigilance, priest. You shall be rewarded.

[Teal'c marches off and SG-1 follow.]

EXT—FOREST ON CHULAK

[SG-1, who are back in uniform, are hiding the robes under some bushes and removing the temporary marks of Apophis from their foreheads.]

TEAL'C
We will go directly to my former home. The ceremony should take place there.
O'NEILL
All right Teal'c, show us the way.

[SG-1 walk down a slope towards a clearing containing a burnt-out building. Teal'c runs up to it as they near.]

O'NEILL
Teal'c, is this your..?
TEAL'C
My former home. A gift from Apophis for many years of service.

[Teal'c walks around to the rear and sinks to his knees, distressed and near tears. A sword/serpent mark has been painted on the side of the building. The rest of SG-1 come up to Teal'c'c position.]

DANIEL
What does this mark mean? I don't recognise this.
TEAL'C
This was the home of shol'va.
DANIEL

(to O'Neill and Carter)

Traitor.
O'NEILL
Well it looks like this happened a long time ago.
CARTER
Teal'c, there's no reason to believe your wife and son were in the house when this happened.

[Teal'c gets up and goes inside, smashing at the burnt wood. He is obviously devastated by what he has seen.]

O'NEILL
Teal'c, Carter's right. You don't know what's happened here.

[A man suddenly appears placing his staff weapon against O'Neill's neck.]

BRA'TAC
Obi tan! Shreek! Shreek! Shreek!

[Teal'c comes outside.]

TEAL'C
Tek matte Bra'tac.
BRA'TAC
Teal'c.
TEAL'C
It is good to see you, friend.

[Teal'c and Bra'tac embrace.]

BRA'TAC
Were I an enemy, you would be dead.
TEAL'C
My wife and son?
BRA'TAC
I am told they escaped the burning. I thought you might return in time for your boy's ceremony, Teal'c. Brave, but unwise.
TEAL'C
If you were awaiting my return, perhaps there are others?
BRA'TAC

Others don't know you as I do. But I expected you to come alone.

TEAL'C

They are friends. Colonel O'Neill. Captain Carter. Daniel Jackson. Warriors of great skill and cunning.
CARTER

(smiling)

Oh, Teal'c, that's…
TEAL'C
My first teacher, Bra'tac. The greatest Jaffa master I have ever known.
O'NEILL
It's an honour to meet you, Sir.

[Bra'tac walks to O'Neill but ignores him, going to Carter instead.]

BRA'TAC
You, you are among the warriors who defeated the palace guard at Chulak? A human woman?
CARTER
Hey, I'll have you know I kicked my…

[He moves on to Daniel.]

BRA'TAC
And you? A warrior of great skill and cunning?

[Bra'tac grabs Daniel's wrist, as though to bite it.]

BRA'TAC
I could snap you like kindling! How could you bring these hashack with you?
O`NEILL

Hey! Hey! Hey! Who you calling a hassock?
(turning to Daniel)

What's a hassock?
BRA'TAC
You challenge me hashack?
O'NEILL
Ah, no. I don't think we came to fight you.
BRA'TAC
A shame.

[He turns and swings back to knock O'Neill with his staff weapon. O'Neill grabs the weapon and knocks him on the floor with the staff poised over him.]

O'NEILL
We're here on a mission. If you don't want to be a part of it, just say so.

[Bra'tac laughs.]

BRA'TAC
You choose your friends well Teal'c. Though were I a hundred years younger, it might not have been quite so easy.
O'NEILL
You're over a hundred years old? God, I'm sorry.

[O'Neill reaches down to help him up but Bra'tac grabs him and throws him to the floor.]

BRA'TAC
A hundred and thirty three.
O'NEILL
You must work out.

[Bra'tac reaches to help O'Neill up.]

BRA'TAC
No one has ever defied the Goa'uld and lived to tell of it. There was much talk in Chulak of the warriors of Earth.
O'NEILL
Really?
TEAL'C
Our time here is limited. Can you take us to find my wife and son?
BRA'TAC
Your family is kreshta. Outcasts. The kreshta live in a handful of camps outside the city. I do not know which one your family belongs to.
TEAL'C
Then we should begin now.
O'NEILL
Teal'c?
TEAL'C
I will not leave Chulak without seeing my son.
O'NEILL
Captain, I want you and Daniel to go back to the Stargate, take up positions where you can lay down cover fire. We might need it.
CARTER
Yes, Sir.
DANIEL
Ah, a minute ago we were warriors of great skill and cunning.
O'NEILL
Wait there for us for 24 hours. If we're not back by then, we probably won't be.
CARTER
Yes, Sir. We'll be waiting. Good luck, Sir.

[Daniel and Carter walk away.]

TEAL'C
If we are discovered, you will be brought before Apophis along with us.
O'NEILL
Well, we'll just have to cross that bridge when we come to it.
BRA'TAC
No. The bridge is too well guarded.
O'NEILL
No, actually there, I was using a cliché that…
TEAL'C
Kal shak my friend. Honour us with your guidance.
BRA'TAC
We go south. Those camps nearest the city. I believe your wife would go there.
TEAL'C
I agree.

[They walk off leaving O'Neill standing.]

O'NEILL
South is good.

[He follows.]

INT—ROAD THROUGH FOREST ON CHULAK

O'NEILL
Hey Teal'c! Maybe Bra'tac's feeling a little tired, might want to take a little rest…
BRA'TAC
You will follow. Teal'c and I will lead.
O'NEILL
No, no, no. Actually you see, I'm in charge here.
BRA'TAC
The Stargate is well patrolled. Your deceptions will not work a second time. You need my help to stay alive, human.
O'NEILL
Yeah, all right. Whatever, I'm easy.
BRA'TAC
Teal'c tells me your world is without gods. Difficult to imagine.
O'NEILL
Well it's not without gods. A lot of people believe there's a god. Not everyone believes in the same god, the same way but…let's just say nobody believes in anyone with glowing eyes and a snake in his head.
BRA'TAC
Then you serve no one?
O'NEILL
I serve the SGC under a General Hammond.
BRA'TAC
So this Hammond is…
O'NEILL
Just a man. A very good, very bald man…from Texas.

EXT—ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST ON CHULAK

[Carter and Daniel are making their way through the trees.]

CARTER
Poor Teal'c. What he must have gone through keeping quiet about his family.

[Carter stops Daniel quickly and they duck. A procession of priests and priestesses is passing. Two of the priests are carrying a heavy container.]

DANIEL
Jaffa priests. That's Apophis' emblem.
CARTER
What are they carrying?

[Suddenly, a bell tolls.]

CARTER
What's that?
DANIEL
It's a bell.
CARTER
As in a church bell?
DANIEL
Probably.
CARTER
Haven't been to church in a while.

[Daniel and Carter follow the priests.]

INT—ROAD THROUGH FOREST ON CHULAK

[O'Neill, Teal'c and Bra'tac walk to an overhang overlooking the camp. People scream and run into shelters as they see the Jaffa uniforms. Teal'c notices a tent on the far side of the camp. He runs down through the village towards the tent. Inside a priest is holding a glowing hand device over Rya'c's stomach. Teal'c bursts in.]

TEAL'C
Priest! Stand aside!
PRIEST #2
Teal'c. The traitor.

[The priest goes to pick up a knife.]

PRIEST #2
You dare to show yourself, shol'va?
TEAL'C
I have no wish to harm you, priest.

[Teal'c drops his weapon and raises his arms to the side.]

TEAL'C
But I will not allow you to perform the primta on my son.

[The priest attacks Teal'c who fights back. A hooded person enters the tent and jumps on Teal'c's back. Teal'c pushes the priest away, who falls on a table smashing the bowl containing the Goa'uld. Teal'c restrains the other person and removes their hood. It is a woman.]

WOMAN
Teal'c.

[O'Neill and Bra'tac arrive.]

O'NEILL
And this would be?
TEAL'C
My wife. Drey-Auc.

[Drey-Auc gets up and looks over at the priest. O'Neill goes to him and turns him over. He has fallen on his knife and is dead, as is the larva.]

DREY-AUC

(to Teal'c)

I had to beg the priest to perform the ceremony. They bought the tablet and the tent for the primta all the way to camp. Why have you returned?
TEAL'C
My son will not be a slave, Drey-Auc. He will taste freedom. As I have.

[O'Neill lifts the larva from the floor, checking that it is dead.]

DREY-AUC
Freedom Teal'c? You have condemned your son to death.

EXT—FOREST ON CHULAK

[O'Neill and Bra'tac drag the priest away from the tent.]

INT—TENT ON CHULAK

DREY-AUC
Your heresy is an abomination, Teal'c. Even by the outcasts I am shunned.
TEAL'C
The abomination is my people enslaved by the Goa'uld.
DREY-AUC
How can you call the gods that you served for so long, your enemy?
TEAL'C
Since the Earth people opened my eyes. The Primta is slavery.
DREY-AUC
Did you see where I am raising your son? Is this better than the home that Apophis granted you as first prime?
TEAL'C
It is not.
DREY-AUC
You have abandoned and betrayed us. Do you know what I have endured to convince the priests that we are still loyal? They were about to lift the banishment so that we could return to the city!
TEAL'C
So you want this more for yourself than for our son?

[Drey-Auc hits Teal'c.]

TEAL'C
I will speak to him.

[Teal'c tries to wake Rya'c as Drey-Auc fights to remove Teal'c's hands from the boy.]

DREY-AUC
No, no. He believes you are dead!
TEAL'C
Dead?
DREY-AUC
It is easier than the truth.

[Teal'c grabs Drey-Auc.]

TEAL'C
What have you told him, woman?
DREY-AUC
What would you have me tell him? That a father left his son for people he does not know? Who are not his blood? You tell him that, husband, you witness the dishonour in his eyes.
TEAL'C
Drey-Auc…
DREY-AUC
Come. Carry your son back to the hovel that has become his home.

[Teal'c carries Rya'c in his arms.]

EXT—FOREST ROAD LEADING TO LARGE CLEARING

[The priests and priestesses appear at the clearing, followed by Carter and Daniel, who are hiding from them. The procession goes to a small building, where one of the priestesses fills a vessel with liquid from the container and pours it into a tank. They then walk away.]

CARTER
We have to get a closer look.

EXT—OUTSIDER'S CAMP

[Rya'c is lying on a bed in a makeshift tent, coughing.]

TEAL'C
Rya'c? Rya'c?
Rya'c opens his eyes.
RYA'C
Father?

[Teal'c holds his son's hand as Rya'c coughs.]

RYA'C

(to Drey-Auc)

I knew he was not dead.
TEAL'C
How long has the sickness been in him?
DREY-AUC
Since we were driven from our home. Do you understand now? Without the healing powers of the Goa'uld he will die.
TEAL'C
What have I done?

[O'Neill and Bra'tac arrive.]

O'NEILL
How's he doing, Teal'c?
TEAL'C
He is dying.
O'NEILL
I'm no doctor, but I know scarlet fever when I see it.

[O'Neill takes a small envelope from his belt.]

TEAL'C
Can it be treated by your Earth medicines?
O'NEILL

There's some vaccines, antibiotics.

(to Drey-Auc) Come here with the water.

[He pours some powder into the drinking vessel.]

O'NEILL
Give that to him.
DREY-AUC
I thank you.
O'NEILL
It won't cure him, you know. It'll take more powerful drugs than I've got with me.
TEAL'C
What of your Earth doctors?
O'NEILL
If we can get him through the Stargate, maybe.

EXT—SMALL BUIDING IN CLEARING

[Carter and Daniel are having a closer look at the larva in the glass container.]

DANIEL
Bingo. Goa'uld larva.
CARTER
Here in the open like this, no guards?
DANIEL
Well, who on Chulak needs to steal one?
CARTER
We do.
DANIEL
Right.

[Carter passes her MP5 to Daniel and gets out a flask.]

CARTER
Okay, we can do this.
DANIEL
I'm ready.
CARTER
Okay. On three. One, two, three.

[Carter doesn't put her hand in the larva liquid.]

DANIEL
Okay, on four.
CARTER
Four.

[Carter quickly puts her hand in and grabs a Goa'uld larva, pushing it into the flask.]

CARTER
I really, really, really hate these things.

[She puts the flask into the larva liquid, then puts the lid on.]

CARTER
Okay, come on.

[Daniel doesn't follow, but cocks and raises the MP5.]

CARTER
Daniel? What are you thinking?
DANIEL
Just that every single one of these infant Goa'uld's will one day take a human life. And all I have to do is…
CARTER
If we kill them when they are as vulnerable as they are right now, we'd be no better than the Goa'uld. Let's go.

[Carter turns and Daniel follows. He then turns back and fires on the tank. The Goa'uld's spill out, squealing. Carter looks at Daniel, obviously shocked, and takes the MP5 from him. They leave the clearing.]

EXT—FOREST ON CHULAK

[Bra'tac, Drey-Auc, Teal'c and O'Neill move through the forest, with Rya'c in his father's arms.]

DREY-AUC
He is burning.

[They come to a small, clear part of the forest.]

O'NEILL
Carter and Daniel should be here.

[Teal'c puts Rya'c on the ground. Drey-Auc checks on him.]

DREY-AUC
He no longer draws breath, Teal'c.
TEAL'C
Rya'c. Rya'c.
O'NEILL
Teal'c. We should try to make it to the Stargate.
TEAL'C
By then it will be too late. There is another way.
DREY-AUC
No, no, no.

[Teal'c starts to remove his armour.]

O'NEILL
Teal'c, you wanna think about this? You can't live for more than a couple of hours without that thing.
BRA'TAC
It is a father's right.
DREY-AUC
What of you Teal'c?

[Teal'c bends down and opens Rya'c's clothing.]

TEAL'C
I am sorry, my son, that it is I who must do this to you. But I do it to save your life.

[Teal'c's symbiote comes out of his pouch and enters Rya'c.]

TEAL'C
Forgive me, my son. Forgive me.

EXT—ROAD IN FOREST

[Daniel and Carter are walking along. Daniel is eating a chocolate bar.]

DANIEL
Do you think these things need to be fed?

[A staff blast hits a nearby tree.]

CARTER
Go, go!

[The Jaffa chase them and Carter and Daniel take cover behind a large tree. Daniel throws away his chocolate and pulls out a gun. The Jaffa are firing continuously.]

DANIEL
What the hell do we do now?
CARTER
Drop and cover your head. This is going to be close.

[Carter gets up and throws a grenade in the Jaffa's direction. They cover up and it explodes, killing the Jaffa.]

DANIEL
Well, that was insane.
CARTER
Let's get back to the Stargate.

[They leave.]

EXT—SMALL FOREST CLEARING

[Rya'c is lying on the ground, with Teal'c slumped against a tree.]

CARTER

(on radio)

Colonel?
O'NEILL
Keep coming Captain, you're almost here.
BRA'TAC
The Goa'uld within him is strong. He's healing well.
O'NEILL
When will he be strong enough to travel?
TEAL'C
Soon. But by then, O'Neill, I will no longer be. Bra'tac. I would have you hear my will.

[Carter and Daniel walk up.]

O'NEILL
Well, let's just put a little hold on that right now.
CARTER
We'd better get moving, Sir.
O'NEILL
We've got a little problem. Teal'c's kid was too sick to make it to the Stargate so he gave him his own Goa'uld to keep him alive.
DANIEL
Ahh, we have one.
O'NEILL
You what?
DANIEL
We were going to take it back with us but…

[O'Neill grabs Daniel and pushes him over to Teal'c, Bra'tac and Drey-Auc.]

DREY-AUC
Praise the stars, we must hurry.
CARTER
We found what looks like a monastery.
BRA'TAC
You dare steal from the seplica of the temple?
DREY-AUC
It is sacrilege!
O'NEILL
Well, so what! Is it going to help him?

[Daniel hands over the flask to Bra'tac.]

BRA'TAC
It is young. Not yet ready for implantation. But we will try.

[Drey-Auc lowers Teal'c to the ground and Bra'tac places the Goa'uld onto his stomach.]

EXT—FOREST

[Other Jaffa come across the ones killed by Carter's grenade. One of them blows on a horn.]

EXT—THE STARGATE

[The priests and Jaffa at the Gate hear the horn.]

PRIEST #1

(to the Jaffa)

Go!

[The Jaffa leave.]

EXT—FOREST

[Teal'c is carrying Rya'c as SG-1, Bra'tac and Drey-Auc move through the forest.]

O'NEILL
How you holding up, Teal'c?
TEAL'C
My body grows strong again.

[The horn blares again.]

BRA'TAC
We have been discovered.

[Rya'c wakes up.]

RYA'C
Father?
TEAL'C
Rya'c.

[Teal'c sits on his haunches, with Rya'c in his arms.]

DREY-AUC
Your father has given you life.
RYA'C
A Goa'uld?
TEAL'C
In a primta. It is all I can give you until I return. Follow the guidance of Bra'tac and your mother. And you will learn to become a great warrior.
RYA'C
Stay.
TEAL'C
I cannot. But the day of my return will come.
RYA'C
When?
TEAL'C
It may be a very long time, my son. But the life of a jaffa is long. I know the day will come when we will stand side by side in battle to free our people from the false gods. Remember, my son, remember.

[Rya'c hugs his father and rises to go to his mother.]

TEAL'C

(to Drey-Auc

Blame me for the priest. Tell them I tried to steal your son away.
DREY-AUC
We will be all right Teal'c. Go.
TEAL'C
My son is fortunate to have such a mother.
DREY-AUC
And his father will never return to free his people if he does not…go now.

[The horns blare again.]

O'NEILL
Teal'c, we got to move.

[SG-1 and Bra'tac leave, but Teal'c stops and turns back to see his wife and son once again.]

EXT—FOREST

[Teal'c holds out his Serpent Guard helmet while the rest of SG-1 find the priest robes which they had hidden earlier.]

O'NEILL
All right, here's the plan.
BRA'TAC
You will do as I say.
O'NEILL
Right.
BRA'TAC
You won't need those.

[He takes the priest robe from Carter and throws it into a bush.]

EXT—CLEARED PATH UPHILL

[SG-1 come to the top of the hill and look down on the Stargate. Teal'c closes his helmet. SG-1 go down the hill following Bra'tac. A Jaffa guard and two priests see them coming.]

BRA'TAC
Behold my friends. The traitors.
PRIEST #1
Halt. Come no further.
BRA'TAC
I am to present my prisoners to Apophis himself.
PRIEST #1
You cannot pass, Bra'tac.
BRA'TAC
You know of me?
PRIEST #1
Of course, Master. You were once the greatest Jaffa warrior of all. But no one may pass until the palace guard arrives.
BRA'TAC
I understand. Then we wait.

[Bra'tac turns and fires his staff at their feet igniting the ground. O'Neill and Carter draw their weapons to help but Teal'c stops them. Bra'tac knocks down the Jaffa and both priests. One priest comes up behind him and he knocks him out again.]

BRA'TAC
Not bad for a man of 133.
O'NEILL
Not bad at all. Daniel?
DANIEL
Yeah.

[Daniel goes to the DHD to dial out.]

CARTER
What will you do? When the priests come to, they'll tell Apophis that you betrayed them.
BRA'TAC
I suppose, I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

[Carter and O'Neill move to the Stargate.]

TEAL'C
I lack the words to thank you, Bra'tac.
BRA'TAC
I thank you, Teal'c. I have another young warrior to teach of new worlds.

[The Gate engages. Bra'tac places his arm on Teal'c's shoulder.]

BRA'TAC
Farewell my friend.
TEAL'C
Farewell.

[Teal'c joins Carter, O'Neill and Daniel on the steps to the Stargate.]

O'NEILL
Ten hut.

[O'Neill and Carter salute and Daniel waves. They then go through the Stargate. Teal'c waits, raises his staff weapon in salute and follows. As Bra'tac walks away, the Gate shuts down.]

FADE OUT

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