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2.08 "Family"

Episode Guide

Précis

Teal'c's son, Rya'c, is kidnapped by and brainwashed by Apophis and led by Master Bra'tac, the SG-1 team travel to Chulak to save him. They are shocked to discover a world turned completely upside down. And when Rya'c is recovered he denounces his father and helps to capture the team, forever preventing their return to Earth.

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TEASER

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[The Stargate is spinning into activity.]

FEMALE TECHNICIAN

(Over PA system)

Unscheduled incoming traveller.

[SFs pile into the Gate room and take up defensive positions. Hammond and O'Neill are seen through the window rushing to the Command console.]

HAMMOND
There's no one scheduled to return today. Did you get an iris code?
FEMALE TECHNICIAN
Yes, sir we did. From SG-1.

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[The Stargate activates as the rest of SG-1 enter the control room. O'Neill seems surprised to see them.]

O'NEILL

(To his team)

Hi. How are ya?
HAMMOND
The only other person with an SG-1 remote and the signal that goes with it is…
TEAL'C
Tek-mate, Bra'tac.
DANIEL
But he's not supposed to use it unless it's an emergency.
TEAL'C
Perhaps he is under attack.
CARTER
From who? Apophis and Klorel were killed.
HAMMOND
Open the iris.

[The female technician types in the command on her computer, and the iris opens. SFs raise their weapons while SG-1 look on warily. Momentarily, Bra'tac steps through the Gate and stands at the top of the ramp.]

BRA'TAC
Hammond of Texas, will you give me leave to enter your compound?

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

HAMMOND
You have it, Master Bra'tac. Unit, stand down.

[Hammond and SG-1 leave the Control Room.]

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[O'Neill leads the group into the Gate room to greet Bra'tac. O'Neill approaches him and shakes his hand.]

O'NEILL
Bra'tac, greetings from Earth.
BRA'TAC
Hmm! Hasshak.
O'NEILL
I take it this isn't a…social call.

[Bra'tac moves past O'Neill as he is talking over to greet Teal'c, who is smiling warmly at his friend. They shake hands.]

BRA'TAC

(Solemnly)

Greetings, old friend. I bring bad news.
TEAL'C

(Alarmed)

My family?
BRA'TAC
Your wife is safe.
TEAL'C
What of Rya'c?
BRA'TAC
Your son has been taken…by Apophis.

[Teal'c's face is a filled with fear and outrage as the scene fades.]

END TEASER

ROLL OPENING CREDITS

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[Hammond, SG-1, and Bra'tac have gathered around the table.]
HAMMOND
Colonel, your report stated clearly that Apophis was killed on board his ship.
O'NEILL
Yes, it did, sir. We saw the thing blow.
CARTER
Nobody could have survived, sir.
BRA'TAC
I am told he and Klorel escaped through the on-board Stargate before your explosive devices destroyed the ship.
DANIEL
They must have used those rings things to get to the Gate just after I did.
HAMMOND
What does Apophis gain by kidnapping Teal'c's son?
TEAL'C
He does not want Rya'c. He wants the Shol'va, the traitor. He wants Teal'c.
BRA'TAC
Teal'c is right. Nearly all the warriors and serpent guards loyal to Apophis died on those two ships. Apophis returned to Chulak in shame.
TEAL'C
He must act quickly to reinstate his power, or the system lords will send another Goa'uld to eliminate him and rule in his place.
BRA'TAC
Right now, there is a measure of chaos in Chulak. His guard is weakened. If we use this time wisely, we can rescue the boy.
HAMMOND
I can't allow my best people to walk into what is obviously a trap.
O'NEILL

Of course it's a trap sir. And in knowing it's a trap, we can avoid it.
(To Bra'tac)

He's vulnerable right now.
BRA'TAC
He never will be more so. And I still have a few friends among the serpent guards that Apophis does not know of.
O'NEILL
If we can pull this off, sir, we can grab Teal'c's kid and nail this mother…Goa'uld in one sweep.
HAMMOND

(Pausing, then to Teal'c)

Teal'c, you originally withheld information about your family because you were afraid it would make you vulnerable. Well, it has. I want this must be the last time. So, Colonel, you have a go. Get Apophis if you can, but the prime directive of this mission is to bring Teal'c's family back to Earth.
O'NEILL
Yes, sir.

EXT—CHULAK STARGATE

[There are several Jaffa guarding the gate when it activates. A green metal container bounces out of the gate and a couple of cylinders break out of the container. Just as the puzzled Jaffa are approaching to investigate, the canisters release a gas that knocks out the Jaffa. SG-1 and Bra'tac step through the gate wearing gas masks and robes. The Stargate closes and the team guardedly walk through the fallen Jaffa.]

EXT—CHULAK—THE TOWN BUILT INTO THE MOUNTAINS

EXT—CHULAK—AN ALLEY

[Bra'tac leads them as they sneak along the darkened street.]

BRA'TAC
This is our destination.
O'NEILL
Who lives here?
BRA'TAC
Drey'auc has offered her new home as a base.
TEAL'C
But how could she afford such a home?
BRA'TAC
I do not know.

[Bra'tac moves on, and Teal'c looks at O'Neill. Then, they follow Bra'tac to the door of the house.]

INT—DREY'AUC'S HOME

[They enter the home and Drey'auc rises to greet them. She sees Teal'c and is stunned and overwhelmed to see him.]

DREY'AUC
Teal'c?

[They embrace.]

DREY'AUC
I was alone when they came. I tried to stop them.
TEAL'C
Of this, I am certain.

[From upstairs, a man looks on the group and smiles.]

FRO'TAK
Teal'c!

[He descends the stairs.]

FRO'TAK
Master Bra'tac! You are the warriors from the Tau'ri. I have heard much of you.

[He stands before them.]

FRO'TAK
I am Fro'tak of the High Cliffs.
O'NEILL
Jack of the Windy City. This is Jackson and Carter.
FRO'TAK
My thanks for your coming.
TEAL'C
Your presence in the home of my wife is greatly appreciated, Fro'tak.
FRO'TAK
It is my home, Teal'c.
TEAL'C
It was you who provided shelter for my wife and son.
DREY'AUC
Teal'c…
FRO'TAK
I will tell him. When it appeared that you may never return, that you may indeed be dead, Drey'auc had her marriage removed. She is now my wife, Teal'c.

[Teal'c reaches out and violently grabs Fro'tak's throat. He struggles against Teal'c. O'Neill rushes in to break things up.]

O'NEILL
My God! Hey, knock it off! Come on, come on! Knock it off! Knock it off! You came here for your son. This doesn't help.

[Teal'c settles down.]

FRO'TAK
I wished to be the one to tell you myself, old friend. I am sorry.
TEAL'C

(Glaring at Bra'tac)

How could you not have known this, Bra'tac?

[Bra'tac can only return Teal'c's gaze.]

FRO'TAK
We will wait outside, and give you time to sort through this…uncomfortable news.

[Fro'tak guides Drey'auc out.]

O'NEILL

(Clears his throat)

Captain Carter, why don't you go with them? See what you can find out about the kid.
CARTER
Yes, sir.

[She leaves with them, and Bra'tac approaches Teal'c.]

BRA'TAC
Teal'c, on my word as a warrior, I did not know. If I had, I would have told you before we arrived.

[Teal'c turns an walks to the table.]

O'NEILL
Look, I just want to know if this guy, Fro'tak, can be trusted not to turn us in.
TEAL'C

(Not looking at them)

Is it not obvious, O'Neill? He cannot be trusted.
O'NEILL
Well, no offense, Teal'c, but I don't think that assessment is born of a cool head. What do you think, Bra'tac?
BRA'TAC
Fro'tak is one of Teal'c's oldest confidants. Both were my wards in the Bashaak training. He has indicated to me many times that he agrees with my beliefs that the Goa'ulds are false gods.
O'NEILL
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Can he be trusted?
BRA'TAC
I believe so, yes. But I suggest we keep a close eye on him at all times.
TEAL'C
A better response would be to kill him.
BRA'TAC
Teal'c! You cannot.
DANIEL
Teal'c…Look, I know you probably don't want to hear this now, but I think you need to get some perspective on this. Maybe, in a way, you should be thanking him.
TEAL'C

(Turning to face Daniel)

How can you say that, Daniel Jackson? He has betrayed our friendship.
DANIEL
If I recall, last time we were here, you were pretty upset about your family being outcasts, barely surviving in a camp because of what you did. I mean it seems to me they have a better life now.

[Bra'tac approaches Teal'c.]

BRA'TAC
Teal'c, listen to me. If you were dead, would you wish Drey'auc to remain alone forever?
TEAL'C
I am not dead.
BRA'TAC
In your current situation you may as well be. How long before you return to provide for her?
TEAL'C
You know I cannot answer this.
BRA'TAC
Yes…as does she. Dr Jackson is right. Fro'tak has high station in Chulak. Thanks to him, your family is no longer outcast.
O'NEILL
Teal'c, I know it's tough, but you've got to focus on your boy.
BRA'TAC
Before we proceed, give me your word you will not commit Kel Mar Tokeem.
TEAL'C
I give you my word.
BRA'TAC
Then I will retrieve Fro'tak and your wife, and we will begin planning for the rescue of your son.
O'NEILL
Del Mar Hokeem?
DANIEL
That means something like "revenge by the wearer of horns". Which I'm guessing is a Jaffa term for being a…cuckold.
O'NEILL
Hello.

[A tearful Drey'auc enters the house followed closely by Carter and Fro'tak. Teal'c does not face her.]

TEAL'C
We will find Rya'c and bring him home. This I swear.
DREY'AUC
Thank you, Teal'c.
TEAL'C
After that is done,

[He turns slowly to face her.]

TEAL'C
I will never lay eyes on you again.

[Teal'c walks past her and exits the house, leaving Drey'auc in tears.]

EXT—CHULAK—OUTSIDE FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

[Teal'c disgustedly sits on a bench against the wall of the house. Drey'auc, alone, comes out to speak to him. She stands before him.]

DREY'AUC
How dare you judge me and dishonor Fro'tak in his own house after what you have done?
TEAL'C
Woman, be silent.
DREY'AUC
That is not an answer, Teal'c! You were the one who abandoned us.
TEAL'C
What I did was for the future of my people.
DREY'AUC
What I have done is for future of our son.
TEAL'C
Perhaps—But why Fro'tak?
DREY'AUC
Because he was the only one who asked.
TEAL'C
Do you have love for him?

[She turns her gaze away from Teal'c. Teal'c stands and faces her.]

TEAL'C
Do you have love for him?
DREY'AUC

(Stares back at Teal'c)

No, Teal'c. But Rya'c, our son, deserves a better life than the camps. And Fro'tak has offered it to him.

[She turns and leaves Teal'c standing there.]

INT—CHULAK—FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

[Fro'tak is standing as a cabinet at the side of the room. He pulls out a large scroll.]

FRO'TAK
Rya'c is being held in the west wing of the palace where I work.

[Fro'tak goes over to the table and unrolls it for SG-1 and Bra'tac to look over. Teal'c is standing against the wall.]

FRO'TAK
It is less than 200 paces away. I know it well. I have made a map. This is the main corridor. My place of work is here, in the Hall of Recording. The guarded room is at the opposite end.

[Teal'c walks over to peer over Fro'tak's shoulder.]

TEAL'C
There is an entrance near that end utilized only for the changing of the guard. The west wing is the most isolated part of the palace.
CARTER
So we should be able to get in and out pretty quickly before anyone could get there.
O'NEILL
We go as soon as it's dark.

EXT—CHULAK—THE PALACE

INT—CHULAK—CORRIDOR OF WEST WING OF THE PALACE

[Bra'tac is walking along the corridor reaches a corner. Spying some guards at the end of the new corridor, he props his staff weapon up against the wall and walks into view of them.]

BRA'TAC
Jaffa, kree! Tel ra nel t'ko!

[The guards leave their post and follow after Bra'tac. Just as they are about to turn the corner, O'Neill, Carter, and Daniel come around and zat them. Teal'c is up ahead and attacks the one guard who remained at post, shooting him with his staff. O'Neill leads the team as they rush ahead. He places some explosive on the door.]

O'NEILL
Clear!

[Carter pushes a button on the remote detonator and the explosive blows the lock away. O'Neill pushes the door open and Rya'c, who is seated in a chair, bolts out the door and begins running down the hall. Teal'c snags him and tries to turn him around.]

RYA'C
Help, guards! Help me!
TEAL'C

(Turns him around to face him)

Do not be afraid, Rya'c. You are safe.
RYA'C
Get away from me! Shol'va!
CARTER

(Surprised)

What is he doing?
RYA'C
Help, Guards! The traitor's here! Help!

[A serpent guard comes around the corner and aims his staff at them.]

TEAL'C
Silence!

[The staff blast explodes on the door next to O'Neill, and Rya'c escapes Teal'c's grasp and runs to more guards who have made their way to the corridor. Teal'c shoots his staff, killing one of the guards.]

O'NEILL
We're outta here! Lets go! Lets go!

[R'yac ducks around a corner near the Serpent Guards, and Teal'c looks on helplessly.]

BRA'TAC
Teal'c!

[He grabs Teal'c and drags him after them.]

INT—CHULAK—FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

[Fro'tak is lighting a fire in the fireplace. Drey'auc is pacing. The front door opens and the five return. They are not happy.]

DREY'AUC

(Approaching them)

What happened? Where's my son?
O'NEILL
He's all right. We just ran into some problems.
TEAL'C
It is far worse than that, O'Neill. Rya'c's body lives, but his heart and mind has been destroyed.
DREY'AUC
What are you saying?
TEAL'C
He is now with Apophis.
BRA'TAC
The boy was a stranger. A beast!
O'NEILL
Oh, come on! The kid's brainwashed.
DREY'AUC

(Angrily)

You promised…you would bring him home!
TEAL'C
Hear me, woman. He called me traitor and sought protection from the guards. Apophis is punishing me for my betrayal.
DREY'AUC

(Tearful)

But he's…just a child. My child!

[Carter looks on uncomfortably.]

[Teal'c moves away from Drey'auc, regret etched in his face.]

TEAL'C
You cannot feel more contempt for me than I hold for myself.

[Slowly, Drey'auc approaches him from behind.]

DREY'AUC
This was not your doing, Teal'c.

[Suddenly, the Goa'uld communications device activates. Teal'c, Drey'auc, and Fro'tak go over to it.]

O'NEILL
What's goin' on?
BRA'TAC
Apophis is about to address the people of Chulak.
CARTER
That should be interesting.

[They join Teal'c before the device.]

APOPHIS

(His image appears on the device)
People of Chulak, rumours of my defeat are false, spread by traitors who would destroy our world. I bring you the truth, proof of my power to conquer evil and forgive transgression. Witness…my most loyal subject…
(Ry'ac joins Apophis in the viewfinder)

Rya'c, son of Teal'c!
RYA'C

(Addressing the audience)

My father is not a hero. He is evil. He turned away from our god, our people, even his own family. He is a Ha'taaka!

[Teal'c looks on disheartenedly.]

APOPHIS
My people, this Ha'taaka is now among us, here in Chulak. I will give one million shesh'ta to the Jaffa who brings Teal'c to me alive and another million for the heads of those who are with him.
O'NEILL

(Dryly)

Well, if you've got a price on your head, you're doing your job.
RYA'C
The evil ones have my mother. She is their prisoner. Help us save her. My mother is Drey'auc of the Morning Cham'ka Groves.

[Teal'c's head snaps up at this last statement.]

BRA'TAC
This was to be expected.
DANIEL
I don't get that part about us having his mother? I mean no one took Drey'auc.
TEAL'C

(Excitedly)

You are correct, Daniel Jackson. Rya'c has given me hope. Perhaps my son is not lost to me.
O'NEILL

(Puzzled)

Where do you get that?
TEAL'C
He is fighting this brainwashing you spoke of. His last words were a hidden message to me.
CARTER
The thing about us holding his mother?
TEAL'C
He called her Drey'auc of the Morning Cham'ka Groves.
DREY'AUC
But I am of the Cord'ai Plains. Rya'c knows this.
TEAL'C
Only too well. In the past, I have taken him to the Cham'ka Groves to play.
DANIEL
Morning Cham'ka Groves…he wants us to go there in the morning.
TEAL'C
He has given us a way to free him.
BRA'TAC

(Cautiously)

Teal'c, I know he is your son, but this is a wisdom far beyond his years.
O'NEILL
Yeah, I'm kinda with Bra'tac on this one. The boy had a chance to come with us the first time. I kinda think it's wishful thinking, Teal'c.
TEAL'C

(Strongly)

It is not wishful thinking, O'Neill! My son is strong. He is fighting this brainwashing you spoke of. It has simply taken him this long to win the battle.

[There is knocking at the door. O'Neill jumps up to intercept Fro'tak.]

O'NEILL
Expecting someone?

[Fro'tak sidesteps O'Neill as he heads toward the door. There is more insistent pounding on the door now. O'Neill readies his weapon for firing.]

EXT—CHULAK—THE DOOR OF FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

[Fro'tak opens the door to see several armed Jaffa outside. He walks through the door and closes it behind him.]

JAFFA
We have orders to search for the traitor and his friends.

INT—CHULACK—FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

[All are looking at the door.]

DREY'AUC
Hurry! This way.

[Drey'auc shows them into a secret entrance in one of the walls, as O'Neill stands guard.]

EXT—CHULAK—THE DOOR OF FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

FRO'TAK
The criminals have abducted my wife! It makes no sense that they would be here. You are welcome to enter, but I think Apophis would be very angry that you wasted valuable time searching the home of the victim.
JAFFA

(Angrily)
This is done by his order!
(To his subordinates)

Quickly! There!
[He points and the Jaffa walks through the house. He gets to the entrance in the wall just after O'Neill and the others have closed it behind them. The Jaffa stands near the wall, but sees nothing.]

INT—FRO'TAK'S HOUSE—THE DARKENED HIDING PLACE

[O'Neill and company quietly look on as the Jaffa stands near.]

INT—FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

[The Jaffa signals the other as other Jaffa leave other areas of the house that they've searched. They all return and stand before Fro'tak at the door. For a moment he glares at Fro'tak.]

JAFFA
Next house.

[The Jaffa leave, and Fro'tak closes the door behind them. SG-1 start to come out of their hiding place, with Teal'c emerging first. Fro'tak approaches them and Teal'c stands before Fro'tak and stare each other down for a moment.]

TEAL'C
Until this moment, Fro'tak, I was not certain you could be trusted.
FRO'TAK
We are old friends, Teal'c. I would hope you never lose your trust in me.

[O'Neill and Carter exchange wary glances.]

EXT—CHULAK—FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

INT—CHULAK—FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

[Drey'auc walks out onto the balcony overlooking the great room and sees Teal'c pacing below. Teal'c turns to see Drey'auc has joined him. Hesitatingly, she approaches him.]

DREY'AUC
I will not sleep either…

[She moves closer and appears to touch Teal'c as he reacts by looking down at his arm.]

DREY'AUC
…until our son is safe.

[Drey'auc moves closer still, and she and Teal'c begin kissing. Fro'tak appears at the top of the stairs and sees them. Angrily, he turns away.]

[Some time later, Fro'tak is sneaking out of the house with his robe slung over his shoulder. He leaves, but O'Neill sees him leave, having staked out the exit from a hiding place.]

EXT—CHULAK—THE PALACE

INT—CHULAK—THE WEST WING OF THE PALACE

[A Jaffa guard is patrolling the corridor and Fro'tak appears. He sees the guard.]

FRO'TAK
Guard!

[The Serpent Guard approaches him.]

FRO'TAK
I will lead you to the traitor, Teal'c, and his evil companions.

[Just then O'Neill walks around the corner and zats the guard twice, surprising Fro'tak. Fro'tak looks at O'Neill, pulls a knife and begins advancing on him.]

O'NEILL
Don't!

[O'Neill holds up a warning finger, but Fro'tak keeps coming. O'Neill zats him.]

FRO'TAK

(Falling to the ground)

Jaffa, kree!

[O'Neill leaps upon him, clamping a hand over his mouth.]

O'NEILL

(Whispering roughly)

Shut up! It does not have to go down like this! Nice and quiet. Come on.

[O'Neill starts to pull Fro'tak up from the floor.]

FRO'TAK

(Screaming)

Jaffa!

[O'Neill drops him and zats him again. He looks around and then zats him a third time, and Fro'tak disintegrates. Footsteps can be heard and O'Neill disappears behind a door as three Jaffa arrive to find the Jaffa O'Neill killed.]

JAFFA
Seal off the palace. No one comes or goes!

[They take off as O'Neill peeks out from behind the door.]

INT—CHULAK—FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

[Teal'c, now in SGC green BDUs, and Drey'auc are sitting together on a settee, his hand resting tenderly on her knee. Bra'tac paces when suddenly, there is a knock at the door. Bra'tac quietly signals everyone to be ready. Carter and Daniel, who have also shed their robes, join Teal'c and Drey'auc behind the shelter of a wall. With their weapons raised, Bra'tac moves to open the door. A serpent guard comes in, helmet on.]

BRA'TAC

(Holding a zat to his side)

How dare you enter like this! This house has already been searched.

[He points his weapon at the guard, who leans the staff weapon against a wall.]

O'NEILL

(Deactivating the serpent helmet)

No wonder these guys are always cranky.

[The others come out of their hiding place.]

O'NEILL
Get me out of this thing.
DANIEL

(Giving him a hand)

Jack, where the hell have you been?

[O'Neill looks regretfully at Drey'auc as she approaches.]

DREY'AUC
What of Fro'tak?
O'NEILL

(Pausing)

He left here last night and made a beeline for the palace. He was turning us in. I had to stop him. I'm sorry.
BRA'TAC
I never thought he would betray us.
DREY'AUC
The fault is mine. I made vows I could not keep.

[She turns away mournfully, while the others watch. Teal'c goes to her and holds her.]

O'NEILL
The suns are coming up. Let's get the kid.

EXT—CHULAK—THE CHAM'KA GROVES

[Rya'c and five Jaffa are walking between trees. We see O'Neill and Bra'tac hiding.]

O'NEILL

(Into his radio)

All right, listen up. This cannot be a firefight. We go CTT, one shot, one kill, my command.

[Daniel and Carter listen from their positions as O'Neill continues on his radio.]

O'NEILL
Take the target nearest your position.

[The Jaffa march ahead of Rya'c, and O'Neill takes aim with his zat.]

O'NEILL

(Into his radio whispering loudly)

Go!

[O'Neill fires his zat, and simultaneously the others fire at the Jaffa. They are taken out and Rya'c looks around, a bit frightened. They all come out of their hiding places and Teal'c rushes to greet him. Rya'c runs to him.]

RYA'C
Father!
TEAL'C
Rya'c!

[They embrace.]

RYA'C
I never meant to hurt you, Father.

[Rain pours down as the rest of the team join Teal'c and his son. Teal'c is beaming.]

TEAL'C
Rya'c has returned.
CARTER
Does anyone besides me think this was just a little too easy?
DANIEL
Yeah careful, Teal'c, that was an awfully fast turnaround.
TEAL'C
My son is strong. His mind has overcome the lies Apophis placed there.
O'NEILL

(Still suspicious)

Then you won't mind if Carter does a little search.

[Thunder rumbles around them as Rya'c looks at his father. Carter approaches and a disgruntled Teal'c watches as she does a quick pat-down.]

CARTER
I think he's clean, Colonel.
TEAL'C
If this were not Rya'c returned, this would have been a trap. It was not.
O'NEILL
Not yet.
TEAL'C
Why do you doubt my son?
O'NEILL
It's my nature, Teal'c. I'm thinking Cassandra here. A little naquadah bomb in the chest, get through the Gate—boom!
TEAL'C
My son is Jaffa. The symbiote within him would not allow such tampering.
O'NEILL
Is that a fact…or a hope?
TEAL'C
It is a fact, O'Neill.
O'NEILL
Well, it's not like we have much choice. Let's get a move on.
BRA'TAC
Go directly to the Stargate. I will bring the boy's mother.

[Bra'tac leaves in a different direction from the others.]

EXT—CHULAKIAN STARGATE

[Two guards stand at the gate. SG-1 look on from a rise overlooking the gate.]

CARTER
I don't know, sir. I'm not likin' this one bit. Talk about too easy!

[Behind them, Bra'tac and Drey'auc have arrived. Teal'c stands with his son.]

DREY'AUC
Rya'c!

[The boy rushes to his mother and they embrace, as Bra'tac goes on ahead.]

RYA'C
Father's taking us to the Tau'ri!

[Mother and son embrace. O'Neill rises from his position and goes over to them. Bending down, he motions for Rya'c to come close.]

O'NEILL
Hey, come here. All right, Rya'c…what's the scam here?

[Drey'auc looks at O'Neill.]

RYA'C
I do not understand.
O'NEILL
What're you up to? Or better yet…what has Apophis got you up to?
RYA'C
I fooled Apophis.
O'NEILL
Yeah? Then why the tantrum when we tried to take you the first time?

[Bra'tac turns to hear the answer.]

RYA'C
At the time I was not yet successful in defeating Apophis's control. I am sorry. My mind is not as strong as my father's.
TEAL'C
O'Neill, why can you not accept the possibility that my son's mind was simply too strong for Apophis to control?
O'NEILL

(To Teal'c)

Come here.

[O'Neill gets up and walks a short distance from Rya'c and Drey'auc.]

O'NEILL
Teal'c, I want you to be right, but it just doesn't track. Apophis knows we're here, and there's only two guards at the Gate.
BRA'TAC
Apophis has very few serpent guards still loyal to him. In two days, we have killed many of those few. Perhaps he cannot spare more.
DANIEL
O'Neill, even if this is a trick, what are we going to do? Just…stay here?
CARTER
Daniel has a point. I mean, we may as well take advantage of the light guard and at least get through the Gate.
O'NEILL
What about the boy?
TEAL'C
My son will not harm your world, O'Neill. I give you my word.
O'NEILL
Teal'c, I know you mean that. But it might not prove to be that easy.
DANIEL
So what are we going to do, just leave the boy here?

[O'Neill is clearly in a quandary. As he looks upon Drey'auc as she holds her son, he makes a decision.]

O'NEILL
Bra'tac, stay here with Drey'auc and the boy. We'll clear the way.

[SG-1 descend the hill as the Jaffa are turned away. Taking up positions behind one of the boulders surrounding the gate, O'Neill signals the team by hand and all attack at once. Both Jaffa fall to zat and staff fire. When the Jaffa are down, Bra'tac brings Drey'auc and Rya'c, and Daniel dials the gate. Rya'c embraces his father once more.]

O'NEILL
Let's go. Everybody, move!

[The Stargate activates, and Carter sends the GDO signal.]

CARTER

Clear.
(To Drey'auc)

It's OK. You're perfectly safe. Come on.

[Daniel, Carter, and Drey'auc proceed through the event horizon. Leaving Rya'c with O'Neill, Teal'c goes to Bra'tac.]

TEAL'C
Join us, old friend.
BRA'TAC
Another time.
TEAL'C
Once again, I owe you my thanks.
BRA'TAC
You owe me nothing. You have made an old teacher proud.

[They place a hand on each other's shoulder.]

EXT—WORMHOLE TRAVEL

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[Teal'c and Rya'c exit the wormhole. Rya'c looks around in awe. O'Neill finally arrives to see Teal'c, his wife and son hugging at the base of the ramp while the alarm klaxons blare in the background. Armed SFs look on in the background. O'Neill is still suspicious.]

INT—SGC—INFIRMARY

[Fraiser is peering into a microscope. O'Neill and Teal'c stand behind her. She sighs.]

FRAISER
Well, no sign of anything abnormal. Not that I'm exactly an expert in what's normal for a Jaffa his age.
O'NEILL
No sign of a bomb in his belly?
FRAISER
None. Like Teal'c says, I don't think it would work in a Jaffa.
TEAL'C
Now do you see, O'Neill? All is well.
O'NEILL
Yeah, I hope so, Teal'c. But I still want to keep a guard on him.
TEAL'C
I would do the same.

[He walks over to his son.]

RYA'C
Father says Tau'ri only has one sun. I cannot wait to see it!

[Drey'auc laughs. Rya'c turns to his father.]

RYA'C
When will I be able to see it?
TEAL'C
It will be a while, my son. You must be patient.

[Rya'c smiles. Drey'auc gets a funny look on her face. Teal'c notices and she pulls Teal'c aside, leaving Rya'c sitting on the infirmary bed as O'Neill looks on.]

TEAL'C
Something troubles you.
DREY'AUC
Before our son was taken, he was training with Master Bra'tac. He lost two teeth that day. They are no longer missing.

[Teal'c grows concerned and O'Neill overhears. Teal'c turns to O'Neill and they exchange a look and O'Neill moves closer to Rya'c.]

TEAL'C
Dr Fraiser?

[She goes over to join Teal'c as O'Neill approaches Rya'c.]

O'NEILL
So, um…Rya'c…what kind of food do you like?
RYA'C
I am not hungry. I wish to see the outside of your world.
O'NEILL
There's plenty of time for that.
FRAISER
Colonel?
O'NEILL

(To Rya'c)

We'll get to it.
FRAISER
Rya'c, um…I'm going to take a little blood sample. Then I'll be finished. You'll feel a tiny sting, but that's all.

[Rya'c glowers at them suspiciously and suddenly explodes, pushing Janet aside and jumping off the bed.]

RYA'C
No! Ahh!

[Teal'c grabs his son and holds him.]

RYA'C
You dare touch me, Ha'taaka! I'll kill you all!
TEAL'C

(Holding Rya'c still, and to Janet)

Do it quickly.

[Janet injects him in the arm with a sedative. Teal'c and Drey'auc lay Rya'c back on the bed.

INT—SGC CORRIDOR OUTSIDE A HOLDING CELL

[An SF guards the door.]

INT—SGC HOLDING CELL

[Drey'auc and Rya'c are in the cell. Rya'c is lying on a bed and is just regaining consciousness. Drey'auc sits down on the bed and strokes her son's head.]

DREY'AUC
Rya'c…

[He wakes, turns to see her and reacts violently, pushing her away.]

RYA'C
Go away! I hate you!

[He gets up and races to the door, trying the handle, then pounding on it.]

DREY'AUC
Rya'c!
RYA'C
You cannot stop me!

[Chomps his teeth together…twice. Then he feels his teeth, stunned.]

DREY'AUC
They're gone, son.
RYA'C

(Screaming)

I hate you! No, I want Apophis! I hate you! I hate you! Let me out!

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[A monitor showing Rya'c's tantrum is being viewed by Hammond, SG-1 and Dr. Fraiser.]

HAMMOND

(Walking away from the monitor)

What the hell almost happened here?
FRAISER
The teeth were fake, hollow. Inside each tooth we found a different biological organism, sort of like a virus. They both appear to be dormant, harmless, until you combine them. Then they become deadliest thing I've ever seen.
CARTER
If he bit down hard enough to break the teeth the two organisms would begin to combine and multiply exponentially, releasing themselves into the atmosphere.
DANIEL
So that's why he wanted to get outside so badly.
O'NEILL
Kinda sounds like anthrax.
FRAISER
This stuff makes anthrax look like a cold virus.
CARTER

(Referring to a map she has displayed on a computer monitor)

It would have taken less than two days for it to spread across North America. Less than a week to spread around the world.
DANIEL
And what would it have done?
CARTER
Killed every living thing on Earth within 24 hours of contact.
HAMMOND
There isn't any chance the boy has another device implanted in his body?
FRAISER
X-rays and CAT scans were negative, sir. All the other tests we ran were normal.
DANIEL
OK, so…we're all right. Rya'c is all right. We just have to get his mind back. And how do we do that?
CARTER
Deprogramming.
O'NEILL
It's…not exactly the kind of thing you want to put a kid through.
TEAL'C
From the time of birth all Jaffa are taught to be strong. Rya'c is my son. He can withstand it.

INT—SGC CORRIDOR OUTSIDE A HOLDING CELL

[Drey'auc stands outside the door looking in. The rest of SG-1 are waiting outside as well. Rya'c is heard yelling through the door.]

RYA'C
You cannot keep me here! Return me to Chulak, Ha'taaka! I hate you! You're Shol'va! I hate you! You messed up my life! Return me to Apophis! I hate you! Let me go, you cannot keep me here!

INT—SGC HOLDING CELL

[Rya'c turns from the door to face his father who is with him.]

RYA'C
Return me to Chulak, Ha'taaka!
TEAL'C
We will not.
RYA'C
Then go away! I wish never to see you again!

[He tries to hit Teal'c with a chair, and Teal'c catches it. Rya'c releases it and walks past him, but Teal'c grabs Rya'c by the arms and turns him to look into his face.]

TEAL'C
Apophis is a false god.
RYA'C
Apophis is my god.
TEAL'C
Then who am I, my son?
RYA'C
The traitor. A vile one.
TEAL'C
I am your father and I have much love for you.
RYA'C
My god loves me!
TEAL'C
If Apophis loves you, why did he ask that you destroy yourself?
RYA'C
Let me sleep!
TEAL'C
Why did Apophis ask that you to destroy yourself?
RYA'C
You are stupid! I told you, I would not have died.
TEAL'C
You are flesh and blood as I am, my son. Apophis lied to you.
RYA'C

(Pushing Teal'c's hands away)
You lied! You said you'd come back!
(Through gritted teeth)

But you never did!

[Rya'c turns from him and lies down, his back to Teal'c. Teal'c rises, hurt by this revelation.]

EXT—CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ENTRANCE—EVENING

INT—SGC HOLDING CELL

[Rya'c goes to the door of the cell and punches it.]

RYA'C
I must return to Apophis!
TEAL'C
For what reason?
RYA'C
Because he loves me and I love him.
TEAL'C
Rya'c, my son, hear me. You must remember when we were a family. Remember how you loved the satta-cakes your mother made for you? [Rya'c is pacing irritably. He bangs his hand on the table. Drey'auc looks on from the window of the door.] Remember the stories we told by the fire at night, and how we laughed together? Rya'c, my son, that is love.

[Rya'c looks contrite from a moment, smiles and walks toward this father only to spit in his face. Rya'c then walks away disgustedly.]

INT—SGC CORRIDOR OUTSIDE A HOLDING CELL

[Drey'auc turns away from the scene, upset. Teal'c comes out of the room, stunned. He sees Carter comforting Drey'auc in an embrace. Drey'auc turns to face Teal'c, and Teal'c approaches her. Fraiser and the rest of SG-1 are also waiting in the corridor.]

TEAL'C
He has reason to hate me, which only strengthens the twisting of his mind. Do you know of another way?
O'NEILL

(Pauses, then to Fraiser)

ECT?
FRAISER
Maybe.
TEAL'C
What is this ECT?
CARTER
Electro-convulsive therapy.
DANIEL
Whoa! Electroshock? Isn't that kind of…barbaric?
FRAISER
Actually, it's not so much anymore. It's done under anesthesia, now, in a more controlled way. I just…don't know about using it on a child, or for that matter a Jaffa. It could kill the Goa'uld larva inside him.
TEAL'C
That would kill Rya'c. This ECT…is it similar to a zat'nik'tel discharge?
O'NEILL
Yeah, as a matter of fact.
TEAL'C
A single zat'nik'tel discharge will not kill a Jaffa of any age, nor the symbiote within.
FRAISER
Might work.

[O'Neill looks at Fraiser and shrugs.]

TEAL'C

(To Drey'auc)

It will cause him great pain.
DREY'AUC
I trust you know what is best.

INT—SGC HOLDING CELL

[Rya'c is lying on the bed. Teal'c and Drey'auc enter the room, and Rya'c turns his face away from them. Drey'auc goes over to sit next to her son on the bed. Teal'c squats down by the bed.

TEAL'C
Rya'c, you must arise. Your mother is here to help you.
RYA'C
I hate her. I want Apophis!
TEAL'C
Forgive me, my son.

[Teal'c stands as does Drey'auc, who can't watch. They stand back and, with much difficulty, he shoots Rya'c with the zat.]

RYA'C
Aaagh!

[Rya'c convulses in pain. The rest of SG-1 are seen through the window and are standing around uncomfortably. Rya'c stills, and Drey'auc slowly turns him over and cradles his head in her hands.]

DREY'AUC
He barely draws breath.
TEAL'C
He is in great pain. There is an ancient song you used to soothe him when he was but a baby.

[Drey'auc looks at Teal'c then back at Rya'c. Both parents are stroking his head as he struggles though his pain.]

DREY'AUC

(singing)

Kel ma kree, Sha'shan, Kel na t'ai, Or'intani, Kel han'dai…

[Through the window, O'Neill approaches the door and looks on. Drey'auc stops, too upset to go on.]

RYA'C

(starts to sing quietly)

Iti Sha'shan han'dai.

[Drey'auc smiles, overjoyed. Then Rya'c smiles, opening his eyes.]

RYA'C
Did you forget, Mother? Where are we, Mother?

[She laughs in happiness. And Rya'c sees his father, and is pleasantly surprised.]

RYA'C
Father! You have returned home?
DREY'AUC

(Tearfully kissing her son's hand)

We are not in Chulak, my son.
RYA'C
But we are with Father?
DREY'AUC
Yes.
RYA'C
Then to me, we are home.

[Teal'c is unable to speak. Drey'auc kisses Rya'c, Teal'c takes Rya'c's hand and looks to the door. He gives a small smile and nod to O'Neill returns the nod from the window.]

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[Klaxons are blaring and the Stargate is active as Hammond stands at the Command console, his hand on the microphone. The team are in the Gate room.]

HAMMOND
Teal'c, you have a go!
DREY'AUC

(To the team)
I must thank you all again.
(She shakes hands with Carter)

I would very much like to stay and get to know you better.
DANIEL
Well, you wouldn't have much of a life here. You'd be virtual prisoners.
CARTER
But you're welcome in the Land of Light and Tuplo's waiting on the other side. They're good people.
O'NEILL
Yep, and they got tons of wide-open spaces where you can play and misbehave.

[He hands Rya'c a baseball glove.]

RYA'C
W-what is it?

[Rya'c puts the glove on his head like a hat, while the others look on, amused.]

O'NEILL
Well, I guess I'll have to come visit and explain a few things.

[O'Neill takes the hat off his head and puts a ball in it and places them both back in his hands.]

TEAL'C

(To O'Neill)

I shall return.

[O'Neill nods, and Teal'c and his family turn and walk through the gate and his friends look on. Fade to black.]

ROLL CREDITS

Transcript by Kira Rothery, revised by Marcia for Solutions, 12 APR 03

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