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3.02 "Seth"

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Précis

When SG-1 hunts for a Goa'uld lord living on Earth, they discover this powerful alien in the form of a religious leader with a heavily armed cult following. O'Neill faces off with both government agents and the cult in a fiery clash that may destroy them all.

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TEASER

FADE IN

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[The iris covering the Stargate opens and the event horizon shoots out. Jacob Carter emerges and walks down the ramp to the waiting SG-1 and Hammond.]

JACOB
George.
HAMMOND
Jacob.

[They shake hands.]

JACOB

Colonel O'Neill, Teal'c, Daniel. Sam.
(hugging Carter)

How you doing, kid?
CARTER

(smiling)

Ok, Dad.
JACOB
So, you guys are the talk of the Tok'ra water-cooler.
O'NEILL
For what?
JACOB
Kicking some major Hathor behind.
O'NEILL
Yes, we do take pride in good work. But that's not why you're here.
JACOB
No. We need your help.
CARTER
You need our help? With what?
JACOB
Let's just call it a Goa'uld hunt.

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[Jacob places on the table a device which emits a small, holographic pyramid.]

DANIEL
It's fascinating.
CARTER
No kidding. A projected hologram with no silver-halide coated plates, no photo-polymer film, no…
DANIEL
Actually, I was talking about what's being projected. It's like a family tree of the ancient Egyptian gods.
JACOB
Actually, of the Goa'uld System Lords.
DANIEL
Ra, Apophis, Hathor, Heru-ur…
TEAL'C
The symbol of Setesh is oscillating.
DANIEL
That is the symbol of Setesh.
JACOB
Have you met him, Teal'c?
TEAL'C
I have met descendants of his Jaffa.
O'NEILL
All right, who's this Setesh fella?
DANIEL
Otherwise known as Setec, Set, Seti, Seth. Ancient Egyptian god of chaos, embodiment of hostility and…outright evil.
HAMMOND
Why haven't we heard of him before?
DANIEL
Well, I'm guessing we haven't even scratched the surface on meeting all the Goa'uld System Lords. There's probably thousands we haven't even heard of, right?
JACOB
Only dozens at the rank of System Lord. Thousands of Goa'ulds in general.
CARTER
What makes you think we would have met this one?
JACOB
The Tok'ra Council has been taking a Goa'uld census, of sorts. Where the System Lords have positioned themselves, what domain they rule, who serves under them, that sort of thing. But there's one Goa'uld we've lost track of.
O'NEILL
Seth?
JACOB
Our record of him ends when the Earth's gate was buried in ancient Egypt.
CARTER
Are you saying he never left?
JACOB
That's our theory. We think he still might be here, hiding among Earth's people.

[O'Neill looks thoughtful.]

END TEASER

OPENING CREDITS

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

O'NEILL
All right, we'll be cutting to the chase on this one. You want us to help you find this snake-head, who, if he's here at all, would be hiding in one of…six billion people on Earth?
JACOB
Yes.
CARTER
How do you know he's still alive?
DANIEL
He's alive if he has a sarcophagus.
JACOB
Or if he changes hosts every four hundred years or so.
HAMMOND
But if he were here, why wouldn't he have tried to get at the Stargate sometime between when it was buried and now? Or, why wouldn't he try to take over the Earth, like Ra did?
JACOB
Seth had a hefty price on his head…he tried to overthrow Ra. Now, the System Lords wanted him dead, as did the Tok'ra. We believe if he's still here, it's because he's using Earth as a place to hide out. He wishes to remain hidden among you.
O'NEILL
Kinda gives needle in a haystack a whole new meaning.
JACOB
Well, I know it's a long shot.
DANIEL
Not necessarily. Remember, Setesh is a Goa'uld.
O'NEILL
Yeah.
TEAL'C
As a Goa'uld, he will never lose his thirst for power.
DANIEL
And they do have a pretty common MO for getting that power.
TEAL'C
False religion.
DANIEL
Which shrinks the proverbial haystack considerably. Let me do some homework, see if I can track him through archaeological and historical record.
HAMMOND
Do it.

INT—SGC CORRIDOR

[Carter is walking along with Jacob.]

CARTER
So Dad, you don't really think we have a chance of finding this Goa'uld, do you?
JACOB
It's the mission Garshaw assigned me.
CARTER

You didn't request it?
(after he doesn't reply)

Dad?
JACOB
Why would I request it, huh?
CARTER
Come on, would it be so awful to admit that you just wanted a chance to see me?
JACOB
Of course not. You're right, that's why I requested it.
CARTER
Ok, so that's obviously not the reason. What's going on?

[As they enter an elevator, Selmak takes control.]

SELMAK
It is I who requested the assignment.
CARTER
Selmak.
SELMAK
Nice to see you once again, Captain Carter.
CARTER
Likewise. So, let me ask you the same question.
SELMAK
Your father has an unresolved issue here on your planet, and frankly it's beginning to irritate me.
CARTER
Mark.
SELMAK
Yes. Your father's a proud man. He refuses to seek out your brother and mend their relationship.
CARTER
Yeah, well Mark isn't exactly rushing into my father's arms either. Even when we thought Dad was going to die, he wouldn't take my call.
SELMAK
It hurt your father deeply when his son didn't come to him on his deathbed.

[Jacob takes back control from Selmak.]

JACOB
Now why would it hurt? As far as I was concerned, the kid wasn't my son anymore. It didn't hurt a bit.

[They exit the elevator.]

CARTER
Dad, I have a number for Mark in San Diego.
JACOB
So?
CARTER
I just thought you might want to know.
JACOB
When was the last time you saw him?
CARTER
I haven't seen him since either of his kids were born. I guess he paints me with the same brush as he does you.
JACOB
Well, Selmak's pushing me to go mend some fences.
CARTER
I guess Selmak is as wise as they say. Look, I'll go with you, when do you want to do it?
JACOB
No, I didn't say I'd go, I just said Selmak's pushing it.

INT—DANIEL'S OFFICE

[Jacob and Carter enter Daniel's office.]

JACOB
So what's the bad news?
TEAL'C
On the contrary, we have good news.
CARTER
You do?
DANIEL
I did a timeline Boolean search for religion, cult, Set, Setesh, Setec, Set…
O'NEILL

(interrupting)

Yadda.
DANIEL
…and here's what I found. It appears there's been a cult of Setesh throughout history, in one form or another, since around 1000 BC.

[Carter, looking at the page displayed on his computer, sees the picture of a strange animal.]

CARTER
What is that?
DANIEL
Oh yeah, that. Well, Setesh was represented by animal that was either fictitious or now extinct. Most likely the former, rather than the latter, since anthropologists haven't discovered any fossils to point to a species like this ever existing.
TEAL'C
Because the creature represents Setesh, the helmets of the Setesh guard have continued to be a source of many jokes among the Jaffa.
O'NEILL
Jaffa jokes? Let's hear one of them.
TEAL'C
I shall attempt to translate one, O'Neill. A Serpent Guard, a Horus Guard and a Setesh Guard meet on a neutral planet. It is a tense moment. The Serpent Guard's eyes glow! The Horus Guard's beak glistens! The Setesh Guard's…nose drips.

[He starts laughing, but stops when none of the others joins in. There is a long, awkward moment.]

DANIEL
Ok, after Set was supposedly killed in ancient Egypt along with all his minions, a similar god showed up in Greece called Typhon. Similar back stories and remains, another fictitious animal representation. In one of Typhon's last legends, he killed three hundred followers and then disappeared from Greece. Now at that point, he seemed to vanish from recorded history altogether. Until I found this. A new cult arose in England early 1800s, strangely enough near the location of Stonehenge. The cult had an enigmatic leader named Seth. They were constantly under attack by the Christians, then, and this is the important part, Seth's worshippers, all of them, were found dead, having slit their own throats. But Seth's body was never found.
O'NEILL
Guy liked to leave a lot of dead bodies behind.
CARTER
Did you lose the scent there?
DANIEL
I thought so, until, on a whim, I did a search on the US Government classified net, in case the CIA had a record of…something, somewhere. And guess what came up on the ATF page? A cult whose leader is named Seth, just North of Seattle. The ATF are investigating him now because they've become so heavily armed and fortified. This guy has about fifty followers, who are all apparently ready to die for him.
JACOB
You mean to say you actually found this guy?
CARTER
How do we know he's our Goa'uld?

[Daniel starts reading from the report displayed on his computer screen.]

DANIEL
Deprogrammed ex members of the cult describe Seth as having magical powers and the ability to heal. They also claim he's murdered several members in front of the others. And here's the best part…several independent reports have stated that the cult leader can make his own eyes glow.

[He clicks on the picture accompanying the report, enlarging the photo of Seth.]

EXT—AIRFIELD (DAY)

[SG-1's plane lands at an airstrip.]

EXT—SETH'S COMPOUND, PERIMETER FENCE (DAY)

[SG-1, along with Jacob, drive up to the fenced off entrance to Seth's compound. They get out to meet the local Sheriff.]

SHERIFF
This is the place. Main building's about three-quarter mile up that drive. I sure hope you can shut these guys down. I've had a lot of parents come in my office…they've lost their kids to this nut. I haven't got the manpower or the, what you call probable cause, that you Federal types do.
O'NEILL
Well, we'll do what we can, Sheriff, appreciate you letting us look around.
VOICE

(over Sheriff's radio)

Sheriff, we got a fire breaking out down at Earl's.
SHERIFF
Duty calls. Looks like you don't need me getting in your way now. You give me a call if you need me, huh?
O'NEILL
Will do.

[As the Sheriff drives away, a man hurries across the road to meet them.]

MAN
You people with the FBI?
O'NEILL
Nope. Who are you?
MAN
Name's Jason Levinson. Been camping out here the past month hoping to catch a glimpse of my boy Tommy, at least to know if he's still alive. Been in there nine months now. You folks deprogrammers? Better be good…guy I hired got shot in the leg trying to get in there.
O'NEILL
So he's got some armed guards, is what you're saying.
LEVINSON
Lot of 'em. And what's that damned small-town Sheriff do about it? Nothing. Not a damned thing.

[He looks at Jacob.]

LEVINSON
You're the father, aren't you? Your boy's in there.
JACOB
No. You've got that wrong. My son isn't in there.

[Levinson is obviously unconvinced.]

LEVINSON

(to O'Neill)

Uh-huh. How much would you tack on to get my boy out the same time as his?
O'NEILL
You help us, we might be able to help you.
LEVINSON
I'm with you, sir.
O'NEILL
That won't be necessary, but we could use any information you might have. What your guy did, where he went in, where he got caught, that kind of stuff.
LEVINSON
You got it. The fence is in the wide open, and most of the property. But I'll show you brush cover…if you want to go in.

[He starts walking towards the perimeter fence and Daniel and Carter follow.]

TEAL'C
O'Neill, we are being surveilled.
O'NEILL
Yeah, I saw them. It's probably FBI, maybe ATF.

[A man, dressed as a telecommunications engineer and standing on a raised platform, is watching them through a pair of binoculars.]

EXT—OUTSIDE SETH'S COMPOUND, WOODS (DAY)

[O'Neill lights a small charge, which burns through the metal bars of the fence.]

LEVINSON
You guys are prepared! I'm going with you.
DANIEL
I think it will be safer for everyone if you wait for us here.

[O'Neill breaks away the cut section of the fence and SG-1, along with Jacob, enter the woods on the other side. O'Neill signals for them to continue forward as Levinson watches. They stop at the edge of the woods to survey Seth's compound. O'Neill looks through his binoculars at the armed disciples patrolling the compound.]

O'NEILL
AK-47s, couple of Uzis. Anyone think they observed the requisite 15 day waiting period for those weapons?
CARTER

(looking through binoculars)

Sir, their sidearms.

[The cult members are armed with zats.]

CARTER
Think it's safe to say there's a Goa'uld there.

[Carter spots another weapon.]

CARTER
And it looks like a pair of 50 cal.
O'NEILL
Does the concept of overkill mean anything to anybody? Let's fall back to the RV point.

[As they reach the fence, they are confronted by a group of armed men who have their weapons aimed at SG-1.]

LEADER
Lower your weapons.
O'NEILL
Was wondering when you folks were going to show. We got bets. I say FBI, they say ATF.
LEADER
Special Agent James Hamner. ATF.
O'NEILL
Damn.

EXT—ATF BASE CAMP (DAY)

[SG-1, along with Jacob, are driven into the ATF's camp.]

HAMNER

(to Jacob)

General, want to tell me what interest the Air Force has here?
O'NEILL
That would be classified.
HAMNER
This way, gentlemen.

[He leads them inside a large tent, full of equipment.]

HAMNER
You guys Special Forces?
O'NEILL
Also classified.
HAMNER
I was talking to your commanding officer, Colonel.
JACOB

(to Hamner)

He's right. It's classified.
HAMNER
I have top level clearance.
O'NEILL
Oh, not top enough.
HAMNER

(to Jacob)

You have a rather insubordinate subordinate, General.
JACOB
He's not insubordinate to me. Only to people such as yourself. Saves me the trouble. Now maybe you can tell us what you and your cohorts are planning here.
HAMNER
This compound is owned by a cult. It's run by a charming guy, goes by the name of Seth Fargough.
O'NEILL

(silently to Daniel)

Fargough?
HAMNER
We've recently acquired intelligence to confirm they have a hoard of prohibited weaponry here.
O'NEILL
That's some mighty fine intelligence you got there.
JACOB

(to Hamner)

So what do you plan to do?
HAMNER
Surround the compound, negotiate, try to get them to come out peacefully.
DANIEL
You have no idea what you're dealing with.
HAMNER
And I suppose you do?
DANIEL
As a matter of fact…
HAMNER

(cutting him off)

Great, then why don't you tell me?
O'NEILL
Ah, that would be classified as well.
HAMNER
Fine, I'll tell you what. The United States Air Force has not been invited to participate in this operation, therefore you're out of your jurisdiction, therefore I'm ordering you all to leave. Or I'll have you arrested.

[Jacob gestures to the telephone.]

JACOB
This is a secure phone, isn't it? Can we use it to place one call?
HAMNER
Why not?
JACOB
Thank you. Colonel?

[O'Neill picks up the telephone and starts dialing.]

EXT—ATF BASE CAMP (DAY)

[SG-1 and Jacob are gathered by their car.]

DANIEL
Jack, based on Seth's history, if these guys go in there guns a-blazing, he's going to kill everyone in there.
O'NEILL
Jacob, can we assume some kind of brainwashing is going on?
JACOB
It's probably nish'ta. It's a biological compound that, once inhaled, infects all tissue in your body, including your brain. It tends to make your mind extremely pliable.
DANIEL
That's like what Hathor used.
JACOB
It's stronger, it's more encompassing.
TEAL'C
I believe that is the substance Apophis used on Rya'c.
O'NEILL
Can it be reversed?
JACOB
Nish'ta does have an Achilles Heel. Once its effects are reversed, it can't reinfect a host. They become immune.
DANIEL
Ok, well how do we reverse it?
JACOB
There's only one way…an electrical shock. Strong enough to kill the organism, but weak enough not to kill the host.
TEAL'C
That is why it worked when I shot Rya'c with the zatn'kitel.
O'NEILL
Then…we go in with zats.
DANIEL
Well, it's not going to be very covert that way. And like I said, any kind of frontal attack is going to be a problem.
CARTER

(to O'Neill)

Daniel's right, sir. Besides, with all the firepower he's got, we wouldn't stand much of a chance anyway.

INT—ATF BASE CAMP, OPERATIONS TENT (DAY)

[The phone rings and Hamner answers it.]

HAMNER
Hamner…

[He pauses as the caller speaks.]

HAMNER

(cont'd)

Yes, Mr President. Yes, sir, I am the SRO.

[The President speaks.]

HAMNER

(cont'd)

Well, yes, sir, they are here, sir. But…

[The President cuts him off.]

HAMNER

(cont'd)

With respect, sir, the jurisdictional rules in this case are clear, this is a civilian matter…

[He pauses again, obviously not liking what the President is saying.]

HAMNER

(cont'd)

Are you sure you want to do that, sir? Yes Mr President.

[He hangs up the phone and turns to a subordinate.]

HAMNER
Get Colonel O'Neill in here.

[O'Neill enters the tent.]

O'NEILL
Something I can do for you?
HAMNER
You want to tell me what's going on?
O'NEILL
Didn't you say you know more than I do?
HAMNER
Well apparently not. I just got off the phone with the President.
O'NEILL
Of the United States of America? Sweet. How's he doing?
HAMNER
He seems to have a thing for you.
O'NEILL
Yeah well, you know.
HAMNER
In fact I'm to issue you an emergency Special Agent credential. He's put you in charge of this operation.
O'NEILL
Excellent. My first order of business, get me one of those cool jackets. Extra large. Double XL if you got it.
HAMNER
You want to tell me why the Air Force cares so much about this cult?
O'NEILL
Want to do me a favor? On your way out, send my team in?
HAMNER
Your team…an odd bunch of people, Colonel. Civilian scientists…This Seth guy got some kind of secret weapon you don't want the world to know about?
O'NEILL

(lowering his voice)

All right, listen. Since you have clearance, I'll throw you a bone. Seth and his boys got their hands on some top-secret technology that we would prefer not fall into the public consciousness just yet. Comprehend?
HAMNER
Yeah.
O'NEILL
Good. Now, you've heard of classified.
HAMNER
You got it.
O'NEILL
Thank you.

[Hamner leaves and the rest of SG-1, along with Jacob, file into the tent.]

CARTER
Did General Hammond get the President involved, sir?
O'NEILL
Oh yeah. He's put me in charge here for the time being.
TEAL'C
What do you suggest O'Neill?

[O'Neill looks at a map of Seth's compound.]

O'NEILL
Well, I'm thinking we need to get in there.
CARTER
Ok, how?
O'NEILL
The floor is open.
DANIEL
Well I was thinking about that. If Seth's MO hasn't changed from his history, we know certain things from digs in Giza and in the Valley of the Kings.
CARTER
We do?
DANIEL
For example, many Egyptian leaders built their compounds with underground escape tunnels.
TEAL'C
That is correct. Apophis had them built into his facilities.
CARTER
Ok, so we should do a perimeter search outside the fence and look for those tunnel entrances.
O'NEILL
It's a lot of territory. We'll have Mr Hamner's men help us.

EXT—OUTSIDE SETH'S COMPOUND, WOODS (DAY)

[Hamner's men are using metal detectors to search for a tunnel into Seth's compound.]

TEAL'C
O'Neill!

[He discovers a grate covering what appears to be a storm drain. He and Daniel clear away the undergrowth concealing it as Carter, O'Neill and Jacob come up. Carter crouches by the opening.]

CARTER
Ok. We've got a point of entry, now what? As soon as we get near anyone on the inside, we could get compromised and shot.
DANIEL
Or worse. We get dosed with that organism and all of a sudden we're working for Seth.
JACOB
It won't work on me or Teal'c.
CARTER
Yeah, but he'll sense you're Goa'ulds as soon as you're within fifty feet. And with the arsenal he's got we wouldn't even get close to him without being gunned down.
O'NEILL

(to Jacob)

Which is why you're not going in.
CARTER
Dad, you said an electrical shock like a zat gun would snap us out of it.
JACOB
Yeah?
CARTER

(to O'Neill)

Sir, I think I have an idea.

INT—ATF BASE CAMP, OPERATIONS TENT (DAY)

[Carter is looking through a microscope as she works on an open earpiece.]

HAMNER

(to Daniel)

Give me a test count.
DANIEL

(testing his earpiece)

One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi, four Mississippi, five Mississippi…

[His voice echoes through the tent as Hamner receives his signal.]

O'NEILL
Carter?
CARTER
It'll work, sir, assuming Dad's right.
O'NEILL

(to Jacob)

Dad?
JACOB
If the jolt is big enough it'll work, but you'll have to stay under the nish'ta control long enough for it to spread through all your tissues. Otherwise it'll regain a strong hold in your body.
HAMNER

(to O'Neill)

Give me a ten count.
O'NEILL

(testing his earpiece)

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven…
HAMNER
That's good. You ready for yours, Captain?
CARTER
One second.

[She makes a final adjustment to the earpiece.]

CARTER
Ok Teal'c, push the button.

[Teal'c flicks a switch and a jolt of electricity pulses through the ear implants.]

DANIEL
Ow!
O'NEILL
Hey! Ok.

[Carter closes the earpiece on the table.]

CARTER
Ok. Wire me.

[She inserts her earpiece.]

EXT—OUTSIDE SETH'S COMPOUND, WOODS (DAY)

[SG-1, minus Teal'c, climb into the storm drain.]

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, TUNNEL

[O'Neill, Carter and Daniel cautiously make their way down the tunnel.]

CARTER
So Daniel, you feel pretty certain that if we get caught, he'll turn us into one of those zombies, rather than kill us?
DANIEL
Well, we're more valuable to him that way.
CARTER
Why? How do you think he'll use us?
DANIEL
Well historically, he used women as a harem. They catered to his every whim and as a result they were well cared for.
CARTER
Super.
DANIEL
And the men outside the main court were used mostly as warriors and guards, protecting his compound, pretty much doing his bidding.

[They come to a secure door.]

O'NEILL
Dare I ask about the men inside the compound?
DANIEL
They were turned into eunuchs.
O'NEILL
Eunuchs as in snippity-do-da? Sweet.

[He opens the door and they enter a large, sealed chamber.]

O'NEILL
Daniel?
DANIEL
What?
O'NEILL
Now what?
DANIEL
Why are you asking me?
CARTER
Well you…you knew there'd be tunnels, so…
DANIEL
Well, in the digs there were stairs leading up to the main structure.

[Transport rings suddenly come down and take them upwards. They rematerialize in Seth's throne room, surrounded by armed disciples, who quickly disarm the three members of SG-1.]

O'NEILL
I hate when that happens.

[They are shoved roughly to their knees.]

O'NEILL
Hey!

[Seth is sitting upon his throne.]

SETH
Welcome. Who are you?
O'NEILL
Well I'm Larry, this is Mo, and of course, everyone's favorite, Curly.

[Seth's eyes glow.]

SETH
Say goodbye to your impure military past. We're always happy to welcome new disciples to the bliss that only Seth can bestow.

[He raises his hand, revealing a ribbon device. A green vapor begins to pour out of the statues either side of his throne.]

O'NEILL
So help me, if I wake up and I'm singing soprano…

[SG-1 succumb to the mist and collapse unconscious to the floor.]

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, BEDROOM (DAY)

[Carter, lying on a bed, wearing the white robe of a disciple instead of her battledress, is awakened by a female cult member.]

DISCIPLE
Welcome disciple. How are you feeling?
CARTER
Ok, pretty good.
DISCIPLE
Good. Do you feel strong enough to be in service of your god Seth?
CARTER
Yes, of course.
DISCIPLE
This way.

[They leave the room.]

INT—ATF BASE CAMP, OPERATIONS TENT (DAY)

[Teal'c is listening to SG-1 through their ear implants.]

TEAL'C
They are awake. Shall I activate the devices?
SELMAK
No. We must wait to be sure the nish'ta has permeated their tissues before negating it.
TEAL'C
How long?
SELMAK
About an hour. It's a smart virus. If there's any unaffected tissue remaining in the body, it will give the organism safe harbor in which to mutate. Then it will overtake the body once again.

[Levinson enters the tent.]

LEVINSON
Excuse me. Mind if I watch? I mean, my son's in there you know, I just want to be involved.

[Jacob quickly takes back control from Selmak.]

JACOB
I'm afraid I can't let you do so. I'm sorry.
LEVINSON
Yeah. Figured. Can I grab a cup of coffee?
JACOB
Sure, go ahead.

[Levinson accidentally spills hot coffee on his hand.]

LEVINSON
Ow!

[Teal'c jumps to his feet.]

LEVINSON
Sorry. Sorry, it won't happen again. Just been kind of short fused…since I found out about Tommy.
TEAL'C
I understand.

[He slowly returns to his seat.]

LEVINSON
I find out from his college room-mate, cause…Tommy and me hadn't been talking for something like six months before they sucked him in.
TEAL'C
I do not understand. How could a father not speak to his son for so long a time?

[Jacob appears uncomfortable at the question.]

LEVINSON
That's the funny thing about it, I don't even remember why. Obviously something pretty stupid in the scheme of things. I'll get out of your hair.

[He leaves the tent.]

TEAL'C
Do human parents not love their children unconditionally?
JACOB
Sometimes, things get complicated.
TEAL'C
Many things are complicated General Carter. In Jaffa society, loving one's children is not one of them.
JACOB
In human society, sometimes it is.

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, THRONE ROOM (DAY)

[O'Neill and Daniel, wearing the white robes of disciples, are brought before Seth. Carter is already kneeling before his throne. Seth gestures to his disciples, who lead O'Neill and Daniel to a collection of weaponry on the floor of the chamber. Other disciples are cleaning guns.]

SETH
With these weapons I have provided, we will defend against any incursion by the impure forces outside our gate. Let no other gods draw you away from Seth.
DISCIPLES
Seth is life, Seth is happiness, Seth is almighty.
SETH
Again.

[This time, Daniel and O'Neill join in with the other disciples.]

DISCIPLES
Seth is life, Seth is happiness, Seth is almighty.
SETH
Again!
DISCIPLES
Seth is life, Seth is happiness, Seth is almighty.

[Seth suddenly looks down at Carter who gazes up at him in adoration. He lifts her face to his.]

SETH
You were once blended, were you not?
CARTER

(blankly)

Blended.

[Seth twists her face to one side.]

SETH
No entry marks. But still…I sense a trace. Bring me those who came with her.

INT—ATF BASE CAMP, OPERATIONS TENT (DAY)

TEAL'C
General Carter, there is a problem.

[Hamner suddenly enters the tent.]

HAMNER
What?
JACOB
It's nothing we can't handle.
HAMNER
He made your people, didn't he?
JACOB
We don't know yet.

[Hamner, frustrated, leaves.]

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, THRONE ROOM (DAY)

[Daniel and O'Neill are brought once more before Seth.]

SETH
Who sent you? The System Lords? The Tok'ra?

[His eyes flare as he becomes angrier.]

SETH
I am your god, you will tell me what I want to know! Who does your military work for? The System Lords or the Tok'ra?
CARTER
I have a vague recollection of what you're talking about…the Tok'ra.

[Seth gestures and one of his disciples pulls Carter to her feet and brings her before the throne.]

INT—ATF BASE CAMP, OPERATIONS TENT (DAY)

TEAL'C
Is it not time enough?
JACOB
No choice, do it now.

[Teal'c flicks the switches that activate the ear implants.]

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, THRONE ROOM (DAY)

[SG-1's ear implants emit an electrical charge, breaking the nish'ta's control over them.]

O'NEILL
We work for a deprogrammer, who hired us to come remove one of your disciples.
DANIEL
But now we are enjoying the bliss that is Seth.
SETH
How is it possible that you enjoy the bliss…when you are able to lie to Seth?

[An armed disciple approaches Seth's throne.]

DISCIPLE
My lord, the impure forces that you have prophesied are surrounding the compound.
SETH

(to SG-1)

You will pay eternally for bringing this down upon us.

[He glances at the disciple.]

SETH
Take them and kill them.

[The disciple gestures with his gun for SG-1 to leave the throne room.]

DISCIPLE
Go!

[As SG-1 file out of the throne room, Seth's disciples begin to gather around the throne.]

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, CORRIDOR (DAY)

[O'Neill turns to the armed disciple.]

O'NEILL
Uh, a quick question about old Seth…

[The disciple is distracted and O'Neill is able to knock the gun away. Carter grabs the disciple's zat and shoots him with it. The disciple, free of the nish'ta, looks at them in confusion.]

DISCIPLE
What happened?
CARTER
It's ok, we're here to help you.

EXT—SETH'S COMPOUND, PERIMETER FENCE (DAY)

[A convoy of vehicles, including a tank, pulls up at Seth's gate.]

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, WEAPONS ROOM (DAY)

[Seth takes a round device from out of a crate and hands it to one of his disciples.]

SETH
We must distribute them throughout the compound. We cannot allow the impure access to all that we have built up here.

[He starts handing out more devices.]

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, STORAGE ROOM (DAY)

[Daniel introduces himself to Seth's former disciple.]

DANIEL
Um, Daniel.

[They shake hands.]

DISCIPLE
Uh, Tom.
O'NEILL
Levinson?
TOM
Yeah. I'm really confused. Who are you?
DANIEL
We're friends of your father.
O'NEILL

(to Tom)

Where are the zats?
TOM
Zats?

[Carter lifts the zat she took from him.]

CARTER
These.

[Tom quickly unlocks a weapons locker. Its shelves are filled with rows of zats.]

CARTER

(to Tom)

Now, can you activate those transport rings?
TOM
I-I think so.

[O'Neill starts handing out the zats.]

O'NEILL
Tom, I need you to start transporting people out of here. Can you handle that?
TOM
I-I guess.
O'NEILL
Good.

EXT—SETH'S COMPOUND, PERIMETER FENCE (DAY)'

[Armed men are running to take up positions. A vehicle pulls up and Hamner and Jacob get out. They start walking towards where Teal'c is waiting.]

HAMNER
I have to prepare for the worst. If your people have been caught and I don't act, it's on me if they get killed.
JACOB
It won't be on you, it'll be on me.
TEAL'C
It will reside on me also.

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, THRONE ROOM (DAY)

[Seth's followers are arming themselves, with disciples loading bullets into clips. SG-1 enters the throne room and shoots them all with zats.]

O'NEILL
Go!

[Daniel, Carter and Tom help the recovering people to their feet and position them in the transport area.]

O'NEILL
Carter! Go with them, make sure they get out of here.

[The transport rings appear and take Seth's former disciples downwards.]

EXT—OUTSIDE SETH'S COMPOUND, WOODS (DAY)

[Jacob is waiting outside the storm drain. Hamner and some of his men are nearby.]

HAMNER

(to Jacob)

Ok, I think I've been very patient…

[A cloaked disciple suddenly climbs up out of the drain.]

HAMNER

(to his men)

Call the medical teams up here stat…some blankets and shoes. Come on you guys, get in here.

[More cult members start appearing out of the tunnel.]

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, TUNNEL

[A set of transport rings appear in the sealed chamber, revealing more of Seth's former disciples.]

CARTER
Ok come on, let's go, this way. Come on!

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, THRONE ROOM (DAY)

[O'Neill sends another group of cult members down to the underground tunnel, using the transport rings. As he and Daniel start to walk away, Seth and more disciples come down the stairs.]

SETH
How dare you challenge the power that is Seth?

[O'Neill and Daniel suddenly turn and open fire, shooting all the disciples. But Seth has an energy shield, preventing any shots from hitting him.]

[With a growl of anger, Seth lifts his ribbon device and uses it on O'Neill and Daniel, throwing them back. He walks over, then sets one of the round devices on the floor between them. He discards his jacket, so that he is wearing only the white robe of a disciple. Raising the hood of the robe to conceal his face, he uses the transport rings to escape. Daniel, recovering, looks at the blinking device.]

DANIEL
Bomb?
O'NEILL
Bomb.

[They quickly get to their feet.]

EXT—OUTSIDE SETH'S COMPOUND, WOODS (DAY)

[Levinson watches as former cult members are helped out of the storm drain. One member emerges whom he recognizes.]

LEVINSON
Tommy? Tommy?

[He reaches down and helps his son out, before pulling him into an embrace. Teal'c runs over to Jacob.]

TEAL'C
General Carter, our friends have been neutralized. I must go in. I believe Selmak will be of help.
HAMNER

(overhearing)

Who's Selmak?

[Jacob glances up at him as he fits a ribbon device onto his hand.]

JACOB
It's a long story.

[He follows Teal'c into the tunnel.]

INT—SETH'S COMPOUND, TUNNEL

[Transport rings appear in the underground chamber. O'Neill and Daniel rematerialize, then dive out of the room just in time. Seth's bomb goes off overhead and the ceiling collapses behind them. The lights in the tunnel flicker from the blast.]

[O'Neill and Daniel run through the cult members, pulling off their hoods as they search for Seth.]

JACOB

(at the far end of the tunnel)

Teal'c, stay outside and cover the other end! Just make sure he doesn't get out another way.

[Carter hears her father's voice and rushes over to him.]

CARTER
Dad? Where are you going?
JACOB
Setesh used a hand device on Colonel O'Neill and Daniel. Are you ok?
CARTER
I'm fine.
O'NEILL

(at the opposite end of the tunnel)

Carter! He's down here!

[Jacob and Carter pass through the cult members, looking for Seth. They pass a hooded follower, but Jacob goes back and pulls the hood away to reveal Seth.]

SELMAK
Setesh!
SETH
Tok'ra kree chok!

[Seth uses his ribbon device on Jacob, throwing the Tok'ra against the wall. The Goa'uld's eyes flare as he disappears into the shadows. Carter quickly crouches down by her father.]

CARTER
Dad!
SELMAK
Your father will survive. Stop Seth.

[The Tok'ra hands her the ribbon device.]

CARTER
How? I can't control this.
SELMAK
You have the will within you. You must summon it.

[Carter reluctantly slips on the ribbon device, goes after Seth.]

CARTER
Hey!

[Seth raises his ribbon device, but Carter is quicker. She uses the ribbon device Selmak gave her and Seth is thrown back. As Carter crouches down by the injured Goa'uld, he tries to use his ribbon device once more. Carter instinctively raises her own and blasts him into the ground. Daniel and O'Neill arrive and see Seth's dead body.]

DANIEL
You killed him.
O'NEILL
Hail Dorothy.

[Carter looks sickened.]

EXT—MARK CARTER'S HOUSE (DAY)

[Carter and Jacob walk up the driveway towards the house, sharing a quick hug, before Jacob goes up to the door and knocks. It is answered by Mark Carter. Jacob embraces him and, after a moment, Mark returns the loving gesture. Jacob picks up one of his grandchildren, smiling, before entering the house. Carter follows and shares a hug with her brother.]

FADE OUT

END CREDITS

Transcribed by Dee for Stargatefan; corrected and edited by Jay

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