2.12 "The Tok'ra Part 2" Transcript

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2.12 "The Tok'ra Part 2"

Episode Guide

Précis

With the oldest and wisest of the Tok'ra dying and any hope of an alliance dying with her, Sam Carter comes up with a daring plan. If her father Jacob becomes host to Selmak, both will be saved. Hosts are the one thing Earth can offer the suspicious Tok'ra. As Jacob and Selmak make their choice to blend, the base is attacked by the Goa'uld.

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TEASER

[Scenes from the previous episode.]

VOICEOVER
And now, the conclusion.

INT—VORASH—TOK'RA HIGH COUNCILCHAMBERS

[SG-1 and SG-3 including Colonel Makepeace are under heavy Tok'ra guard, as Grand Council Garshaw of Belote enters.]

GARSHAW
You wish to see me?

[O'Neill casually strolls over to meet her.]

O'NEILL

(to Daniel)

Daniel.
DANIEL
Garshaw, could you at least tell us why you've turned down our request for an alliance?
GARSHAW
We have decided that your limited resources do not offer us enough of a reward to risk the high security breach that your knowledge of us will cause.
O'NEILL
That's it?
DANIEL
Well, at least allow us some time to try to find some technology, some skill, something that you don't have.
GARSHAW
I'm sorry, I don't believe it exists.
O'NEILL
So we are prisoners. You're lookin' like Goa'uld to me.
GARSHAW
We are doing this for your protection as well as ours. Knowledge of our whereabouts makes you and your world a priority target for the Goa'uld System Lords.
O'NEILL
We're already a priority target.
TEAL'C
They previously despatched two motherships to destroy us.
CARTER
There's another reason, isn't there? Something else bothers you about us.
GARSHAW
That is correct. None of you have volunteered to be a host to one of us who is dying! If you're so disgusted with the very thought of blending, how can we be associated with one another? I mean, it is obvious that you have distaste for our very being.
DANIEL
No, it is—it is simply a lack of understanding. We have no hatred for you at all.
GARSHAW
Then be a host to Selmak.
DANIEL
Well, I wish I could say I was okay with that, but…
GARSHAW
The very thought sickens you. There is nothing more to be said. There will be no alliance. You will remain here until we say otherwise.

[She storms off, and the camera pans to a close-up of a worried Major Carter.]

END TEASER

OPENING CREDITS

INT—TOK'RA TUNNELS

[In the room with the pools, SG-1 and SG-3 are being guarded by Tok'ra with staff weapons. Carter rises up from her seat and strolls over to Colonel Makepeace who is bent over one of the small pools of water.]

CARTER
Colonel Makepeace? Did anyone tell you how far along my father is?
MAKEPEACE
No, I was only told to get you back as soon as possible.
CARTER
He doesn't even know why I'm not there for him. He thinks I'm off somewhere working on some damn satellite dish or something.
O'NEILL
We're going to get you back there, Carter. The good news is, there's eight of us now.
DANIEL
That's good news?
O'NEILL
Yes.

[He looks at Daniel pointedly.]

O'NEILL
More manpower.

[Carter resumes taking her seat dejectedly.]

TEAL'C
Is this another one of your strange jokes, O'Neill?
O'NEILL
Ah, no.
TEAL'C
It would be impossible. There is only one way out, via the rings. We would then have to elude hundreds of Tok'ra.
CARTER
I, for one, don't want to hurt any of them.

[O'Neill rises from his seat on the edge of one of the pools.]

O'NEILL
Look, I'm not too thrilled about hurting anyone either. But keep in mind these people want to make you a host, and as I recall you said that whole 'Jolinar Goa'uld in the head' deal was one of the worst things that ever happened to you!
CARTER
That's before I understood it better. I-If I wasn't fighting her and I knew what it meant for Jolinar to be a Tok'ra, it might have been…I don't know, enlightening.

[O'Neill cocks his head at her disbelievingly. Carter rises again.]

CARTER
I need to see Garshaw!

[Two Tok'ra guards leave the room. Daniel rises from his seat and walks over to Carter, alarmed.]

DANIEL
What?
CARTER
What is the one thing that they need the most?
DANIEL
Well, hosts, which we can't give them.
GARSHAW
What is it?

[Garshaw enters with Martouf.]

CARTER
You said that the symbiote can cure most problems in a human.
GARSHAW
Yes.
CARTER
Does that include cancer?
MARTOUF

(confused)

What is cancer?
DANIEL
It's a disease in humans where the cells grow out of control, you get tumours…
GARSHAW
Oh yes, it's a common ailment amongst your species. We cure it all the time, it's no problem.
CARTER
Colonel, I think we should at least try to offer it to my Dad?

[Teal'c, Daniel, and O'Neill look at Carter. O'Neill pauses, then looks at Garshaw.]

O'NEILL
We might have a host for you.
GARSHAW
You have a host for Selmak?
CARTER
Yes. My father. He's got cancer and if Selmak can save his life, I think he'd be willing to try it.
O'NEILL
But you have to let us go back.
GARSHAW
I will let two of you go. But the rest will remain to ensure that you will return.

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[The Stargate activates, and Carter and O'Neill exit the wormhole. General Hammond enters the Gate room to greet them, an SF following.]

HAMMOND
Colonel O'Neill, where's Colonel Makepeace, SG-3, they were supposed to extract only Captain Carter.
O'NEILL
General, we need to talk.

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[O'Neill, Carter, and Hammond are seated at the Briefing Room table.]

HAMMOND
Captain Carter, I am truly sorry about your father, but I have to question the wisdom of what you're suggesting here. From what I've seen, this won't exactly be saving his life. It'll be more like giving his body to a Goa'uld.
CARTER
No, sir. More like letting one share it.

[Frustrated, Carter rises and walks to the window overlooking the Stargate.]

HAMMOND
Jacob knows a lot about Earth, about the US Military. This would be like handing that information over to the Goa'uld.
CARTER
To the Tok'ra.
HAMMOND
You sure there's a difference?
O'NEILL
Oh, yes, sir, there's a difference, believe me. I won't even pretend to understand what the difference is, but there is one. One minute you're talking to a Goa'uld, the next minute you're talking to a regular guy…person.
CARTER
Host.
O'NEILL
A host.
HAMMOND
How do you know it isn't just a trick? We've seen the Goa'uld speak as humans before.
O'NEILL
Well, General, if these were your everyday run of the mill greasy-assed Goa'uld, they would have made us their hosts already.
HAMMOND
They were holding you prisoner, Colonel. Still are holding SG-3 and the rest of your team!
CARTER
Only temporarily, sir. And they thought it was to protect us as much as them.

[Hammond pauses and looks from Carter to O'Neill. O'Neill looks at Carter, then to Hammond.]

O'NEILL
Yeah, I didn't buy that one myself, sir.
CARTER
General Hammond, please, I know my father would want to do this. He would have the opportunity to serve as the liaison between ourselves and possibly the most important ally we will ever have.

EXT—THE DUNES ON VORASH

[A lone Tok'ra runs across the desert.]

INT—VORASH TOK'RA TUNNELS

[In the Council Chamber where both SG teams under guard, Teal'c rises from his seat and approaches a seated Garshaw and bows reverently.]

TEAL'C
I would like to take this opportunity to express my admiration for your cause. It is both honourable and brave.
GARSHAW
Thank you, Jaffa. I must say I feel the same about you. To break from Apophis and then turn to fight him shows great conviction of character.
MARTOUF
Master Garshaw, we just received word from our scout in the Shoran'ka quadrant. The Goa'uld System Lords have been told where we are. They have dispatched two motherships.
GARSHAW
When will they arrive?
MARTOUF
Within the day, perhaps hours.
GARSHAW
Start the evacuation!

[Garshaw and Martouf leave as the rest of the Tok'ra scatter, leaving Makepeace, Teal'c, Daniel, and SG-3 to wonder what's happening.]

EXT—EARTH—HOSPITAL ENTRANCE

INT—JACOB'S HOSPITAL ROOM

[General Hammond enters Jacob's room with Carter in tow. Jacob is gazing out the window. He has an IV and nasal canula for oxygen.]

HAMMOND
Clear the room, people.

[Jacob turns to view his visitors as the hospital staff leave the room.]

JACOB

(sighs)

I told you not to recall her.
CARTER
Happy to see you too, Dad.
HAMMOND
You wanted me to tell you what Captain Carter does, so I thought maybe she could tell you herself.
JACOB
Yeah? What happened to the classification?
HAMMOND
It's still classified. But you just got clearance.
JACOB

(sighs)

Why?
CARTER
Well, believe it or not, we need your help, Dad.
JACOB

(Laughs and coughs)

What? The Pentagon wants me to deliver a message to God when I get up there?
HAMMOND
Not exactly.
JACOB
Well, I don't plan to see the other guy.
CARTER
Dad, have you ever heard of the Stargate program?
JACOB
No, is that one of your satellites?
CARTER
I don't work with satellites, Dad, that was just a cover.
JACOB
No kidding. I never would have guessed. So tell me, what do you do that's so great you don't want me to get you into the astronaut program?
CARTER
Well, this is going to be a lot for you to take in at once.
JACOB
Stop beating around the bush. What do you do?
CARTER
I travel to other planets. Much farther away than any astronaut goes.
JACOB
So you're not going to tell me the truth.
HAMMOND
She is telling you the truth, Jacob.
JACOB
She goes to other planets. What, like in simulations?
HAMMOND
No. In reality.
CARTER
We discovered a piece of alien technology. It can send us to thousands of planets all over the galaxy.
JACOB
You're not kidding, are you.
CARTER
No.
JACOB
Holy Hannah!

[Carter smiles at Hammond.]

JACOB
So what do you want me to do?
CARTER
Well, we'd like you to travel to one of these planets with us.
JACOB
Why? So I can die there?
CARTER
No. Actually, I'm hoping what we want you to do will cure your cancer.
JACOB
They have a cure there? What's the catch?
HAMMOND
It's a doozy, Jacob, I won't lie to you on that.

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[The klaxons sounds as blast door open to reveal Carter, O'Neill and Jacob. Both are assisting her father into the Gate room as the Stargate is dialing.]

TECHNICIAN

(Over P.A. System)

Chevron 6 locked.
JACOB
So this is the alien thing you found?
CARTER
Yup.
JACOB
And it sends you to other planets?
TECHNICIAN
Chevron 7 locked.

[The Stargate kawooshes and Jacob gasps in amazement.]

O'NEILL
How about them apples, huh?
JACOB
Incredible!
CARTER
Let's go, Dad.

[Carter guides her father along to the ramp and the three approach the event horizon.]

JACOB

(staring)

Does it— what does it feel like?
CARTER
You've handled worse, Dad.
O'NEILL

(Smiling)

It's a piece of cake, sir.

[Jacob eyes O'Neill warily, and they walk through the Stargate.]

EXT—STARGATE ON VORASH

[O'Neill, Carter, and Jacob emerge from the Stargate. Jacob looks back at the Gate, while O'Neill puts his sunglasses on.]

JACOB
You do that a lot?
CARTER
Yeah, once or twice a week.
JACOB
It beats the hell out of a shuttle on the back of a rocket.
O'NEILL
Goes a lot further, too. You know, I was kind of expecting a little greeting party or something.
JACOB
You sure this is another planet? It looks like Earth.
CARTER
Yeah, we figure the Stargate system was built specifically to transport humans or something close to humans in physiology. So it seems to go mostly to places where the environment supports human life.

[The three begin to walk.]

INT—TOK'RA TUNNELS

[People are rushing around, moving equipment. SG-3 are helping to move equipment, where it is transported out using the Goa'uld Ring Transporter. O'Neill, Carter, and Jacob are transported into the midst of the excitement. In the chaos, O'Neill spots his colleague.]

O'NEILL
Makepeace?
MAKEPEACE

(Seeing O'Neill)

All right airman, carry on.
O'NEILL
What the heck's going on?
MAKEPEACE
We're free.
O'NEILL
Then why are you still here?
MAKEPEACE
Well, we want to be allies, right, so we're lending a hand with the evacuation.

[Two of SG-3 are carrying a large crate between them, followed by Daniel and Teal'c who are also carrying a large crate.]

O'NEILL
What evacuation?
DANIEL

(Setting down the crate)

Come on, I'll explain as we go.

[Daniel and O'Neill go on ahead as Carter and Jacob stop before Teal'c.]

CARTER
Dad, this is Teal'c. Teal'c, this my father.
TEAL'C
It is an honor.

[The two men shake hands Jaffa-style—gripping each other's arms—then Carter guides her somewhat overwhelmed father through the tunnel.]

INT—ANOTHER AREA OF THE TOK'RA TUNNELS

[O'Neill and Daniel approach the area where their packs and weapons are stored.]

DANIEL
This is where they've been stacking our stuff.

[O'Neill goes over to grab some equipment. Carter, Jacob, and Teal'c arrived momentarily. They all stand and gape at the tunnel before them as it is closing in on itself.]

TEAL'C
Chel nak.
DANIEL
Direct translation: "very cool".

[O'Neill finishes gathering their belongings.]

O'NEILL

(To Daniel)

Okay, you want to tell me what's going on now?
DANIEL
They're evacuating, so we're free to go.
O'NEILL
Why?
TEAL'C
The System Lords are ready to attack. The Goa'uld motherships are on the way.
O'NEILL
Oh.

EXT—SPACE

[Two Goa'uld motherships are traveling at hyperspeed.]

EXT—THE SURFACE OF VORASH

[A Tok'ra lookout is poised atop a large dune.]

INT—TOK'RA TUNNELS

[SG-1 and Jacob are in the same collapsing tunnel.]

O'NEILL
All right, where do we find Garshaw?
TEAL'C
We last saw her in the council chamber.

[O'Neill starts to move out.]

O'NEILL

All right boys, let's go.
(To Carter)

Call if you need me.
CARTER
Thanks.

[Carter leads Jacob off in a different direction as Jacob looks back at the collapsing structure.]

INT—SELMAK'S ROOM

[Jacob and Carter enter the room. Martouf is there. And two woman are fanning Selmak and administering to the dying Tok'ra. Martouf looks up and sees them.]

LANTESH
You have returned.
CARTER
Yes. This is my father, Jacob Carter.
LANTESH
Honoured.
MARTOUF
I am Martouf. You have a very special daughter.
JACOB
Why does he talk like that?
CARTER
He's a Tok'ra, Dad. I told you about them.
JACOB
Oh, so these are the aliens you were telling me about?
CARTER
Well, I don't know if I'd call them aliens, sort of half alien I guess. I mean, the outside is human, and the inside is shared between a human and a symbiote. Martouf is actually two different…souls, I guess, sharing the same body.
JACOB
And that's what you want me to become.

[He looks upon the elderly woman on the bed and raises his eyebrows.]

JACOB
You got to be kidding me.

INT—TOK'RA TUNNELS

[Daniel, Teal'c, and O'Neill are walking down one of the tunnels.]

O'NEILL
So fill me in. How'd the System Lords find them?
TEAL'C
That is unknown.
O'NEILL
Are we talking about a spy here, or what?
DANIEL
Well, if that's the case, moving to another planet's not going to do them much good.
O'NEILL
Teal'c, you know those little pellet-ball things?
TEAL'C
The long-range visual communications device?
O'NEILL
Right. How small do they make those?
TEAL'C
I have seen them small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

INT—SELMAK'S ROOM

JACOB
I'm not sure I can do this, Sam.
LANTESH
No one wishes to pressure you in any way, sir. The decision is yours, but before deciding, might I suggest that you— you take a moment to get to know the symbiote that wishes to blend with you.
JACOB

(Indicating Saroosh)

This is her?
CARTER
Actually, you can only see the host. The symbiote's inside her.
JACOB
Inside her.
CARTER
Talk to her, Dad. Get to know her.

[Selmak opens her eyes and looks at Jacob.]

SELMAK
If you agree to the blending, we could be together for a very long time.

[She coughs.]

JACOB
You don't look so good.
SELMAK
You are no vision of beauty yourself, sir!

[Jacob laughs, but it deteriorates into a cough. Selmak/Saroosh and Jacob both cough! ]

JACOB
It's all right, sorry.
SAROOSH
I'm the one to whom you should be talking.
JACOB
You are the one I'm talking to. Why, why did your voice change like that?
CARTER
That's the host talking now.
SAROOSH
I am Saroosh. I am in the position to help you most.
JACOB
How's that?
SAROOSH
I will die, Selmak will live on, you will take my place as host.
JACOB
Um, I don't understand.
SAROOSH
Selmak is a wonderful Tok'ra. She is selfless and caring, she is good company. She has a wonderful sense of humour.
CARTER
Well that's good Dad, you can sit around for hours cracking yourself up.
JACOB

(Not laughing)

That's funny.
SAROOSH
She's not far wrong. I've had almost two hundred years of laughter thanks to Selmak. I'm biased, of course, but I believe that Selmak is among the best educated of the Tok'ra. You will probably be overwhelmed by the knowledge and wisdom you will gain upon blending.
JACOB
So, I get all of this thing's, uh, what did you call in their head?
CARTER
Symbiote.
JACOB
Yeah. I get all its memories and stuff?
CARTER
Yeah, Dad, something like that.
SAROOSH
Then I won't deceive you, sir. We have some pretty awful things buried in our memory.
JACOB
Such as?
SAROOSH
Memories of countless Goa'uld atrocities, the loss of the host before me, and you will feel the mourning for my loss.
JACOB
Will you excuse me ma'am?

[He rushes off out of the chamber and throws up. Carter follows him.]

JACOB
I'm sorry. I didn't want my future, um, I guess you could call her soul-mate, to see me like this.
CARTER
Dad, you don't have to do this.
JACOB
Yes I do. My only other choice is death, and that's not acceptable. Look, don't worry, it's not just hearing all that stuff that made me lose my stomach, it's the chemo. And the trip through that damn Stargate thing.
CARTER
It's okay. This is a lot of weird information for anyone to take in at once. Trust me, I know.
JACOB
Okay.

INT—TOK'RA COUNCIL CHAMBERS

[Garshaw and another Tok'ra are packing away equipment. Daniel, Teal'c and O'Neill enter.]

O'NEILL
Garshaw?
GARSHAW
What can I do for you?
O'NEILL
I think you might have a spy in your ranks.
GARSHAW
Nonsense, the Tok'ra are loyal for life!
TEAL'C
How then were you located by the System Lords?
GARSHAW
How did you find us?
DANIEL
Well, we did have a spy in our ranks.
TEAL'C
Jolinar of Malk-shur, through Captain Carter.
GARSHAW
I suppose you know the name of the spy?
O'NEILL
I've got a pretty good idea.
GARSHAW
Who?
O'NEILL
Well, I don't want to point fingers, but I'd keep my eye on Cordesh.
GARSHAW
Cordesh? Why do you say that?
O'NEILL
You folks make a habit of walking around with those little teleball dealie…what are they?
TEAL'C
He speaks of a long-range visual communications device.
GARSHAW
We don't have those, we have no use for them. The system is not secure.
O'NEILL
Well, your buddy Cordesh has one.
GARSHAW

(Becomes enraged)

Tok'ra kree! Tal shak Cordesh, kree!

[Garshaw and the Tok'ra run off in search of Cordesh.]

O'NEILL

(To Daniel and Teal'c.)

Better stay here.

[He runs off with the Tok'ra, as Daniel and Teal'c look at each other.]

DANIEL

(shrugs)

We'll stay here.

INT—TOK'RA TUNNELS

[Garshaw, O'Neill and two Tok'ra guards arrive at one of the collapsing tunnels. Garshaw stops, and the guards take aim as they've found their quarry.]

GARSHAW
Cordesh!

[Cordesh turns. He is standing near the collapsing tunnel.]

GARSHAW
You must come with me and face questioning.
CORDESH
I'm not what I appear to be. Cordesh is no longer. I couldn't stop him.

[O'Neill mutely tries to signal with his hands the impending collapse of the tunnel.]

CORDESH
I'm as guilty as he was!
GARSHAW
You must leave the tunnel and explain yourself, Cordesh.
CORDESH
I don't deserve to remain among the Tok'ra.

[He screams as the collapsing tunnel swallows him up. Garshaw is horrified.]

O'NEILL

(wincing)

Ouch.

INT—SELMAK'S ROOM

[Carter follows her father back into the room. Jacob walks to Selmak's bed.]

JACOB
Okay…what do I have to do?

[He takes a seat, exhausted.]

MARTOUF
First, Selmak would like to interview you.
JACOB
Huh?
SELMAK
If I am to spend the next hundred or more years with you as my host, do you not think I have the right to decide if I even like you?
JACOB

(laughs)

What's not to like? Just ask my daughter, I'm a teddy bear.
CARTER
Oh yeah, real…teddy bear.
SELMAK
How do you feel about the Goa'uld?
JACOB
Well, you're the first one I've met.
SELMAK
I am not a Goa'uld.
JACOB
Ah, trick question?
CARTER
Remember, Dad, I tried to explain the difference.
JACOB
Right, right, I-I apologise. I guess I've never met a Goa'uld before. Although from what Sam and her people tell me, I don't think I like them much.

[Selmak nods to Martouf and he leads Carter away, allowing them privacy. The two continue to watch, however, from the doorway.]

SELMAK
Tell me, sir, are you a good man?
JACOB

(laughs)

You're kidding, right?
SELMAK
No, we'll be spending the rest of our lives together.
JACOB
Look, forgive me for being blunt, but you're dying, right?
SELMAK
My host is, yes.
JACOB
And you'll die with her unless you and I, uh…what did you call it? Blend, right?
SELMAK
Yes.
JACOB
And I'll die too, unless we do this. So my point is, good man, bad man, what difference does it make? We don't have a choice. And I don't mind telling you the whole idea scares the hell outta me. So can we just get it over with?
SELMAK
I have decided I like you.
JACOB
Super.
SELMAK
But I must be sure that you understand there will be no turning back. I cannot blend with you, cure your disease, then leave. To do so, would probably kill us both.
JACOB
I understand. Let me ask you something, though. After we do this, will I still be able to talk to my daughter?
SELMAK
The way Saroosh talked to you, yes. But you and your daughter must understand the blending may not work at all. I am very weak, and the damage to your body may be too extensive.
JACOB
In other words, we might die anyway.
SELMAK
Yes.
JACOB
Then can you give me five with my kid?
SELMAK
Of course.

[Jacob walks over to Carter.]

LANTESH

(To Jacob.)

You must hurry, we don't have a lot of time.

[Lantesh returns to Selmak's side.]

JACOB
Listen Sam, I was never good at this stuff.
CARTER
Dad, you don't have to say anything.
JACOB
You got to know one thing—how proud I am of you. I'm not good at saying these things enough.
CARTER

(Her voice shaking)

I think you just said it pretty well.
JACOB
Even when I thought you were this whiz satellite geek, I was proud. That's all I want to say.
CARTER
Please, Dad.
JACOB

(Biting back emotion)
Hey, I know, I'm a pain in the ass.
(laughs)

Maybe this Tok'ra lady will, uh, sand off some of the rough edges. It might be a good thing, right?
CARTER
Could be. The longer we wait the less the chance is.
JACOB

(To Lantesh and Selmak.)

Okay, what do I do?

INT—TOK'RA COUNCIL CHAMBERS

[O'Neill, Teal'c, Garshaw, and Daniel gather around one of the pools.]

GARSHAW
Cordesh must be guilty of something or he'd not have allowed himself to be buried.
O'NEILL
What, he had a choice?
GARSHAW
I must thank you. You may have saved the Tok'ra a great many losses.
O'NEILL
You're welcome.
GARSHAW
But, you still have nothing to offer us.
O'NEILL
What?
DANIEL
Well, actually, I think we do.
TEAL'C
Do we?
DANIEL
Well, the one thing you need the most we can provide. Hosts.
O'NEILL
Daniel.
DANIEL
Well, think about it. I mean, if it works for Sam's father, then there must be other people in similar situations.

[O'Neill ponders the idea.]

O'NEILL

(To Garshaw.)

It's worth exploring.
GARSHAW
It is.

[All four leave the Council Chambers.]

INT—SELMAK'S ROOM

[Jacob and Saroosh lie facing each other on the bed. Carter is holding Jacob's hand.]

MARTOUF
We do not enter our hosts through the back of the neck. This just leaves a scar that many of us find unsettling.
CARTER
So why don't the Goa'uld do it this way too?
MARTOUF
They don't wish to remember the horror of their host's face whenever they see their own reflection in the mirror. You must step away, Captain Carter.
JACOB
Goodbye, kid.

[Carter strokes his head.]

CARTER
See you soon, Dad.

[Carter walks away while Selmak gazes upon Jacob. Jacob turns his attention back to Selmak.]

JACOB

(Clears his throat)

Now what?
SELMAK
Kiss me.
JACOB
You're kidding, right?
SELMAK
No, I'm not.

[Jacob leans towards Saroosh, his mouth open. The symbiote appears out of Saroosh's mouth and then enters Jacob's. Jacob reacts uncomfortably for a few moments following the blending. When he can, he looks over at Saroosh, who finally dies.]

SELMAK

(Now blended with Jacob)

Goodbye, dear friend.

[Jacob loses consciousness. Carter and Martouf go to his side. Carter takes Jacob's pulse while Martouf covers Saroosh's face.]

CARTER
He's alive.

[Martouf opens one of Jacob's eyes.]

CARTER
Is he okay?
MARTOUF
He's very sick. And Selmak is weak. She may not have the strength to heal him.
CARTER
Well, is there anything we can do to help?
MARTOUF
Nothing. Only time will tell.

[A Tok'ra guard dashes into the room.]

TOK'RA
Our scouts have spotted the Goa'uld ships dropping from hyperspace.

[Carter walks up to the guard.]

TOK'RA
They will start attacking from the air and through the Gate within hours. Garshaw orders that we must destroy the complex.
CARTER

We need time!
(To Martouf)

Can we move him?
MARTOUF
If we do so, if will kill them.

[Carter rushes back to her father's side. She strokes his head.]

INT—ONE OF THE TOK'RA TUNNELS

[As more Tok'ra continue to mill about and move equipment, SG-1 and Garshaw walk through the tunnels. O'Neill sees a female Tok'ra carrying a small silver box. She notices him looking at her and she continues to move on.]

O'NEILL
Excuse me.

[She starts to run off and he chases her, grabbing onto her arm. The woman glares at O'Neill as Garshaw approaches hurriedly.]

YOSUF
What are you doing?
O'NEILL
I'll apologise if I'm wrong.

[He takes the box from the woman, and opens it. It contains a small Goa'uld long-range communications device. The woman continues to glare at O'Neill as Daniel, Teal'c and Tok'ra guards approach.]

O'NEILL

(Showing the orb to Garshaw)

Cordesh had one of these.

[He hands the device to Garshaw who takes it.]

YOSUF
So there are two spies.

[O'Neill looks upon the Tok'ra woman.]

O'NEILL
Or not. Cordesh said he wasn't who he appeared to be.
TEAL'C
Goa'uld can jump hosts to hide, much as Jolinar of Malk-shur.
YOSUF
Cordesh?
FEMALE TOKRA
The plague that is the Tok'ra will soon be wiped out!
GARSHAW

I am sickened to think I once called you my friend, Cordesh, but I want you to know—the System Lords will fall, but you won't be alive to see it.
(To other Tok'ra guard.)

Attempt to remove Cordesh from the host without harming her. Then put this traitor in one of the vanishing tunnels.

[The Tok'ra guards take the woman away. Garshaw turns to O'Neill and kisses him on both of his cheeks.]

GARSHAW
I believe I shall be proud to call you friend.

[She walks away, as O'Neill stands there stupefied and clears his throat.]

EXT—SPACE

[Death gliders are seen departing the two Goa'uld motherships now orbiting Vorash. The gliders zoom towards the planet.]

INT—SELMAK'S ROOM

[Carter is clinging to Jacob's hand as he lay unconscious on the bed. Martouf looks on.]

YOSUF
Martouf!

[He looks up as Yosuf/Garshaw and SG-1 enter Selmak's room hurriedly. Carter turns to face them.]

YOSUF
All tunnels but this one and the escape tunnel have vanished. All the other Tok'ra have gone to the new homeworld. We must go now!
CARTER
But what about my father?
YOSUF
When and if he awakens, Selmak knows where we'll be. He can follow.
DANIEL
But the Goa'uld are coming, they'll capture him.
YOSUF
If he's captured, he will die before he will reveal our whereabouts.
CARTER
Well, then take him with you!
O'NEILL
Or we'll take him with us.
MARTOUF
I'm afraid that to transport him now, he will die. He needs to remain stationary until Selmak has completed her repairs.
CARTER
We can't just leave him here!
MARTOUF
I will remain with him. If I can get him out, I will. If not, I will allow the vanishing tunnels to consume us before the Goa'uld get here.
GARSHAW
I cannot allow you to die in this way. We must leave now!
CARTER
I'll stay.
GARSHAW
You are even more vulnerable since you contain the memories of Jolinar. I cannot allow you to stay. We must go now.
O'NEILL
She's right, Captain. We have to go.
CARTER
With respect, no, sir. I am not leaving him here.
MARTOUF
Captain Carter and I will both remain. I will assure that we will not be taken by the Goa'uld.
CARTER
Please, Colonel. I need to be here.
O'NEILL
Right. Daniel? Teal'c? Let's go.

[Daniel, Teal'c and O'Neill exit the room with Garshaw, leaving Carter and Martouf alone with Jacob/Selmak.]

EXT—THE SURFACE OF VORASH

[They run for the Stargate.]

YOSUF
We may not have much time before the Goa'uld come through the Gate blocking our way.
DANIEL
We can take you to our planet and then send you to your new home from there.
O'NEILL
Daniel, start dialing home.

[Teal'c's attention is drawn skyward.]

DANIEL

(Pointing backwards)

Well, shouldn't we wait for Carter?
TEAL'C
O'Neill!

[About nine death gliders are seen approaching from the sky.]

O'NEILL
Dial!

[Daniel rushes to the DHD and starts dialing. The gliders close and begin firing. The Stargate activates and they all run to Gate, narrowly missing being hit by weapons fire. All jump through the Stargate.]

INT—SELMAK'S ROOM

[Jacob remains unconscious as he lies on the bed and explosions sound from above. Carter sits down next to him laying her hand upon one of his.]

CARTER
Oh God, I hope I've done the right thing bringing him here.
MARTOUF
From what I understand, the alternative was no better.
CARTER
True.

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[The klaxons sound as O'Neill, Hammond, Garshaw, Teal'c and Daniel wait.]

HAMMOND
Can your man defend them against an attack?
GARSHAW
Only minimally.
DANIEL
Garshaw, what will Martouf do if the Goa'uld get too close?
GARSHAW
I regret that at the risk of capture, Martouf will destroy the underground compound, with himself and all your people with it.

[Daniel and O'Neill muse about that possibility.]

EXT—VORASH DUNES

INT—SELMAK'S ROOM

[Jacob is regaining consciousness. Carter is looking over him.]

JACOB
Ah.
CARTER
Dad?
SELMAK
Martouf?
MARTOUF
I am here.

[Explosions sound from above and Selmak sits up quickly.]

SELMAK
Should we not make our escape?
MARTOUF

(Smiling)

Yes, we should.
CARTER
Uh, is my Dad in there somewhere?
JACOB

(Shakes his head)

I'm here, Sammy. Oh man, talk about your hangover.
CARTER
How are you Dad?
JACOB
I'm awful. Headache the size of Kuwait. There's too much stuff in here.

[He gets off of the bed.]

JACOB
Whoa!
CARTER

(alarmed)

What?
JACOB

(laughs)
No more arthritis!
(excitedly)

Holy Hannah! No more arthritis!

[More explosions and they all look upwards.]

MARTOUF
We should make our leave as soon as possible. This way.

INT—TOK'RA TUNNEL

[The three are running through a tunnel which is quickly vanishing behind them. They stop and turn seeing the tunnel collapse as the Ring Teleportation Device activates and draws them out of the tunnels.]

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[Hammond looks to the female technician standing and looking on from the Control Room.]

FEMALE TECHNICIAN

(Through the P.A. System)

Still no SG-1 signal, sir.

EXT—THE SURFACE OF VORASH

[Carter, Jacob, and Martouf are deposited by the transporter on the surface. They rush to the Gate and notice the chevrons lighting up on the Gate.]

MARTOUF
The Goa'uld are attempting to come through the Gate.
CARTER

Not if I dial out first!
(She dials quickly)

We'll go to Earth. You two can go wherever you need to from there.

[The Stargate engages.]

CARTER
Did we open the Gate or did they?
SELMAK
We have no choice!

[Gliders zoom overhead. Carter pulls out her GDO.]

CARTER

(Punching numbers)

Wait!

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[Klaxons continue to sound. Hammond watches the Gate, the female technician is still looking on from the Control Room.]

FEMALE TECHNICIAN

(Through the P.A. System)

There's the signal.
HAMMOND
Open the iris!

[The iris opens revealing the event horizon.]

EXT—THE SURFACE OF VORASH

[Carter, Jacob, and Martouf rush to the wormhole, gliders firing upon them and missing. They jump through the Gate.]

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[O'Neill, Hammond, and Garshaw look on as Carter, Jacob, and Martouf fall through the Gate landing on the ramp. A couple of Marine guards assist them to their feet, and they all walk into the SGC. Jacob/Selmak approaches Hammond.]

SELMAK
I must give you thanks. You have saved my life and that of my new host. We thank you.
GARSHAW
This is wonderful news.
HAMMOND
Yes. Can we talk to your host?

[Jacob bows his head, then clears his throat, looking around sheepishly.]

JACOB
So when the little fella inside me is talking, do I sound like she does?
TEAL'C
That is correct.
JACOB
It's strange. I can feel myself talking, but it's not me saying the words. You know?
O'NEILL
Don't know. Take your word for it.
DANIEL
How do you feel?
JACOB
Well, considering I got one of those things inside me, pretty damn good!

[Teal'c looks on approvingly.]

JACOB
Listen, George. Because of this blending thing, I already know everything there is to know about the Tok'ra. You made the right call.

[O'Neill is smiling. Martouf and Carter, too.]

HAMMOND

(Smiling)

I hope so.
JACOB
I would be proud to serve as liaison between the Earth and these people.
HAMMOND
Good. Well, on that note, perhaps you can ask them to come with me to do a little debriefing.
GARSHAW
I'm afraid we cannot. We must go.

[Hammond is taken aback.]

TEAL'C
You are safe here.
GARSHAW
Because of the spy, the Goa'uld may already be at the site the Tok'ra have moved to.
CARTER
You can't stay a little longer?
MARTOUF
No, we must go quickly and stop the tunnels there before they are grown.
GARSHAW
We must move the Tok'ra to yet another new home. Do you not have a dialing device here?
O'NEILL
Yeah, we slapped a little one together.
GARSHAW
Hmm, you made it yourself, impressive. Will you show it to me? I would like to put in the coordinates myself.
HAMMOND
This way.

[Hammond leads them out all out of the Gate room. Carter and Martouf walk together.]

MARTOUF

(To Carter)

I give you my word, I will watch over you father as if he were my own.

[The Stargate begins dialing.]

CARTER
Thank you.
MARTOUF
I look forward to seeing you again.
CARTER
So do I.

[Martouf walks away to stand before the Gate. Jacob approaches his daughter.]

JACOB
It's ironic, ain't it?
CARTER
What?
JACOB
I was trying to find you a better assignment and you didn't need it. Now you've found me the best assignment an old soldier could dream up. Thanks, kid.
CARTER
You're welcome. Do you have to go so soon?
JACOB
Yeah. I have to go. Apparently, I'm the oldest and wisest among us.
CARTER

(amused)

Oh jeez.

[The Stargate engages. Garshaw enters the Gate room again with O'Neill accompanying her.]

GARSHAW
There will come a time when the Tok'ra and the people of the Tau'ri will destroy the Goa'uld System Lords.
O'NEILL
This'll be a good day.

[Daniel enters the room approaching Garshaw with a Sagan Institute box.]

DANIEL
Um…

[he hands her the box.]

DANIEL
…this box has a signature in it we can recognise. Just send it through the Gate and we'll know you want to contact us.
GARSHAW
Thank you. Come, Selmak.

[Jacob and Carter embrace warmly.]

JACOB
I love you.
CARTER
I love you too, Dad.

[They let go, and Jacob turns to O'Neill.]

JACOB
Selmak says, let me see if I can translate this, don't call us, we'll call you.

[O'Neill smiles. Martouf, Garshaw and Jacob walk up the ramp and enter the wormhole. Carter watches as the Stargate closes and sighs sadly.]

END CREDITS

Transcript by Kira Rothery, revised by Marcia for Solutions, 16 Mar 03

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