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3.07 "Deadman Switch"

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SG-1 is captured by Aris Boch, a bounty hunter chasing an evil Goa'uld named Kel'tar. He offers them freedom in exchange for their help. They agree, only to find that Kel'tar is in fact a Tok'ra, whose capture would endanger countless others.

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TEASER

FADE IN

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[SG-1 are making their way through a forest, searching for a downed UAV.]

O'NEILL
What's your reading, Major?
CARTER
It should be around here somewhere.
DANIEL
Teal'c, you said the UAV must have been shot down by the Goa'uld, yet we've seen no signs of Goa'uld civilisation.
CARTER
It was hard to tell, the sensors went offline as soon as it was hit.

[Teal'c finds the damaged UAV.]

TEAL'C
Over here.
CARTER
Looks like it's been hit by a staff blast.
DANIEL
It doesn't make any sense. When a Goa'uld occupies a planet, they usually control the Stargate and this Gate had no markings of any…ahh!

[He is cut off as he walks face first into an energy barrier, which flares red on contact.]

DANIEL
Found something.
O'NEILL
Fall back.

[Carter heads in another direction, but also encounters the energy barrier.]

CARTER
Uh, sir.
O'NEILL
All right, heads up.

[They duck down and cover their heads as O'Neill fires into the air. The energy shield flares red, but his bullets fail to penetrate the barrier.]

ARIS BOCH

(Distorted, in Goa'uld fashion)

Your weapons will not penetrate the shield.

[A man appears from behind a tree, a helmet covering his face.]

ARIS BOCH
However, mine will.

[He fires his weapon and a bolt of energy passes through the shield and hits a tree close to where Teal'c is standing.]

O'NEILL
Who are you?
ARIS BOCH
Aris Boch. Perhaps you've heard of me.
O'NEILL
Uh, not I. Teal'c?
TEAL'C
I have not.
ARIS BOCH
Well that's disappointing. I'm one of the galaxy's greatest hunters.
O'NEILL
Not ringing a bell. Sorry.
ARIS BOCH
Well, I know you. Captain Samantha Carter. Doctor Daniel Jackson. The Jaffa traitor Teal'c. And Colonel Jack O'Neill.
O'NEILL
Well fancy that. We're famous.

END OF TEASER

OPENING CREDITS

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[Aris Boch, still holding SG-1 as prisoners, reprimes his weapon.]

ARIS BOCH
Drop your weapons.
O'NEILL
And if we don't?
ARIS BOCH
Do we really have to get so dramatic?
O'NEILL
Why not?

[He grabs his knife and throws it at Aris Boch. It hits the shield and falls harmlessly to the ground. Aris Boch laughs.]

ARIS BOCH
You were thinking of the personal defence shields the Goa'uld use. The ones which allow slower moving objects to pass through. Wouldn't make a very effective trap now, would they?
O'NEILL
Can't blame a girl for trying.
ARIS BOCH
Are you kidding? That's exactly what I would expect from you. Now drop your weapons, or I'll kill someone.

[O'Neill hesitates, then nods to the others, and they start to disarm.]

ARIS BOCH
I'm sure you're thinking about escaping, so you should know that I've disabled the Stargate dialling device, and even if you did overpower me, which is unlikely, you'll never get off this planet.

[The energy barrier shimmers and abruptly disappears.]

ARIS BOCH
This way.

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, CLEARING (DAY)

[SG-1 head down into a clearing, Aris Boch still holding them at gunpoint.]

ARIS BOCH
Everybody stop. Drop your gear.

[They start to remove their backpacks and radios.]

DANIEL
I don't suppose we could…talk about this.
ARIS BOCH
Inside.
O'NEILL
Inside what?
ARIS BOCH
Barokna.

[A door suddenly becomes visible behind them. It slides open, revealing a corridor and the interior of a Goa'uld ship.]

O'NEILL

(jumping)

Hey!
ARIS BOCH
Inside.

[SG-1 enter the ship and head down the corridor, Aris Boch following behind.]

TEAL'C
It is a Goa'uld cargo transport. The ship's of an older design. I have never before seen the cloaking technology.
ARIS BOCH
It's an upgrade.

[He stands by a door and enters a code into a panel. The door slides open, revealing a room beyond.]

ARIS BOCH
Let's go.

[He gestures with his gun for them to enter the room, then locks the door behind them.]

CARTER
Sir, he's not Goa'uld.
O'NEILL
And? But? So? Therefore?

[They hear the noise of a sliding door.]

TEAL'C
It sounds as though Aris Boch has left the vessel.
O'NEILL
Well, what do you say we use the time to find a way out of this, huh?
DANIEL
Well, even if we could find a way out of here, he said he disabled the Stargate.
O'NEILL
Teal'c. How fast will this unit fly?
TEAL'C
I believe it is capable of travelling twice the speed of light.
O'NEILL
Nice. Home for dinner.
CARTER
Uh, sir. If you're thinking of trying to steal the ship and fly it back to Earth, even at 372,000 miles per second, it would still take us at least ten years to get that far.
O'NEILL
Should have let the dog out.

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[Aris Boch is making his way through the forest. He has been injured in his shoulder, the wound covered with yellow blood.]

INT—CARGO SHIP

[SG-1 hear the sound of Aris Boch returning to his ship. Teal'c stands to one side of the door, ready to ambush the bounty hunter.]

[Aris Boch keys open the door and points his gun straight at Teal'c, apparently anticipating the move.]

ARIS BOCH

(to Teal'c)

Back up with the others. Now.

[Teal'c reluctantly rejoins his teammates.]

ARIS BOCH

(pointing his gun)

All I have to do is just flinch a little bit, and this will spray enough toxic gas to kill everybody in one breath.

[He sits down and removes his helmet, finally revealing his face.]

ARIS BOCH

(speaking normally)

Dr. Jackson. If you don't mind…treating my wound.
DANIEL
I'm an archaeologist.
ARIS BOCH
I know, but you're also a doctor.
DANIEL
Of archaeology.
ARIS BOCH

(sighing)
Never mind.
(to Carter)

Captain? You must have some medical training.
CARTER
Actually, I'm a…major now.
ARIS BOCH
Oh, well how very important. I'll inform the galaxy. Can you get over here now and help me, Major?

[Carter waits until O'Neill gives his permission, then walks over to Aris Boch, who points out the various items in his medical kit.]

ARIS BOCH
This with this, and then this.

[Carter takes the items, then pokes at his wound, hurting him.]

ARIS BOCH
Aagh!
CARTER
Sorry.
ARIS BOCH

(laughing)

Yeah.

[O'Neill approaches him.]

O'NEILL
So. Who shot you?
ARIS BOCH
I wouldn't step any closer.
O'NEILL
Just…showing my concern.
ARIS BOCH
Well, like I said before, capturing you was unintentional. The real reason I'm here is to catch a Goa'uld.
O'NEILL

(interested)

You hunt Goa'uld?
ARIS BOCH
I hunt anyone of value.
DANIEL
Which Goa'uld are you hunting?
ARIS BOCH
His name is Kel'tar.
DANIEL
I haven't heard of him before.
ARIS BOCH
Well, contrary to popular human belief, the Earth is not the centre of the galaxy.
TEAL'C
I have not heard of him either.
ARIS BOCH
Have you met every Goa'uld? I haven't. The only thing I know is that Sokar has discovered Kel'tar is plotting against him.
O'NEILL
So you work for Sokar?
ARIS BOCH
No.
O'NEILL
Self-employed then. Independent contractor. Rogue warrior.
ARIS BOCH
I give to the Goa'uld what they want, and they give back to me what I want in return.
CARTER
How do you keep from getting killed?
ARIS BOCH
Takes talent.
O'NEILL
So, how do you keep from getting killed?
DANIEL
So what do you expect to get for us?
O'NEILL
Daniel?
DANIEL
Just curious.
ARIS BOCH
Well, Teal'c is worth the most. The System Lords would love to make a good example of him. And Carter here…well, she has the memories of the Tok'ra Jolinar. And you O'Neill, you're considered, well, you're a pain in the mikta.
O'NEILL

(to Teal'c)

Neck?
TEAL'C
No.
DANIEL

(to Aris Boch)

What about, what about me?
ARIS BOCH
You? Probably happy to get a day's rations for you.
DANIEL
Oh, a day's rations.
O'NEILL
Trade you.
DANIEL
I'm just saying that if we know what we're worth, maybe there's something we can offer for our freedom.

[Carter finishes patching up Aris Boch.]

CARTER
Done.
ARIS BOCH
Good. Back over there.

[Carter rejoins the others.]

ARIS BOCH
Dr. Jackson is right. There is something you can do.
O'NEILL
Let's hear it.
ARIS BOCH
Well, you help me capture a Goa'uld, and I'll let you go.
O'NEILL
He's worth that much?
ARIS BOCH
Twice as much as all of you put together.
O'NEILL
Twice?
DANIEL
Twice.
ARIS BOCH
What, you're gonna argue?
O'NEILL
Why do you need our help anyway?
ARIS BOCH
Hey, I take help whenever I can get it. You see, this injury is going to take time to heal, and I don't have that luxury. Sokar can figure out everything I can figure out, and if I want to trade Kel'tar back to Sokar, I've got to get to him first.
DANIEL
And how do we know we can trust you?
ARIS BOCH
Well, my word is good on over two thousand planets.
O'NEILL
There are billions.
TEAL'C
It would appear we have no choice.
ARIS BOCH
Yes. Choiceless. I mean, guys come on! What's the big deal? It's a Goa'uld. I hate Goa'uld, you hate 'em. Everybody hates Goa'ulds.

[O'Neill takes a moment to think it over.]

O'NEILL
Yeah, okay, we'll do it.
ARIS BOCH

Good.
(to O'Neill and Daniel)
You and you, come with me.
(to Teal'c and Carter)

You two stay here.
O'NEILL
Oh no, wait a minute…
ARIS BOCH

(gesturing negatively)

Uh-uh. Uh uh uh.
O'NEILL
Choiceless?
ARIS BOCH
You see, that's why I like you. You're quick. Let's go.
O'NEILL
Oh yeah.

[O'Neill and Daniel follow Aris Boch out of the room. He closes the door as they leave.]

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[O'Neill, Daniel and Aris Boch make their way through the forest. Aris Boch stops and holsters his weapon.]

ARIS BOCH
You trust me, I trust you.

[He takes out a water bottle, then a vial containing a blue liquid.]

DANIEL
What's that?

[Aris Boch squirts the contents of the vial into the bottle.]

ARIS BOCH
Drink.

[He drinks the mixture.]

O'NEILL

(to Aris Boch)

So what exactly did you have in mind regarding the capture of this Goa'uld? What was his name? Kevlar?
ARIS BOCH
Kel'tar. You two are going to surrender to him.
O'NEILL
That's a bad plan.
DANIEL
Er, what if he's in the mood to shoot first and take prisoners later?
ARIS BOCH
That's your problem. Let's go.

[They start to move off once more.]

O'NEILL
You know, if you really were the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy, you'd grab that Goa'uld yourself and turn us all in.
ARIS BOCH
What, and miss the chance of watching the great Jack O'Neill in action? Look, do you want to know how I became the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy?
O'NEILL
More than life itself.
ARIS BOCH
I'm the greatest because I'm alive. That's it. Period. I'm not greedy. If I can catch a Goa'uld equipped with all kinds of fancy toys without risking my neck, that's a damn good compromise.
O'NEILL
Fancy toys?
ARIS BOCH
All you've got to do is get close enough to shoot him with a zatn'kitel.

[O'Neill stops and turns to face Aris Boch.]

O'NEILL
Ok. Found a flaw in your plan.
ARIS BOCH
What's that?
O'NEILL
Well, we're exactly one zat gun short of actually having a zat gun.
ARIS BOCH
Zat gun?
O'NEILL
Drop the n'kitel.
ARIS BOCH
I guess it does save a bit of effort.

[He pulls out a zat gun and tosses it to O'Neill, who checks the weapon.]

O'NEILL
You're giving me a working zat gun?
ARIS BOCH
Well, if it didn't work, it wouldn't do you any good. I'm trusting you.

[O'Neill casually shoots him with the zat and Aris Boch collapses to the forest floor.]

DANIEL
Jack, he disabled the DHD, and Sam said we can't fly that ship all the way home.
O'NEILL
So we'll fly it to a closer planet with a Stargate.
DANIEL
Good thinking.
O'NEILL
It happens.

[Daniel pauses to take Aris Boch's gun, and they head back to the ship. After a moment, Aris Boch stirs and opens his eyes, smiling.]

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, CLEARING (DAY)

[O'Neill and Daniel enter the clearing, but the door to the ship is now invisible.]

DANIEL
Well, this is the place.
O'NEILL
Yeah, how do you open that door?
DANIEL
Uh, it opened when he said that word.
O'NEILL
Voice-activated. What was the word?
DANIEL
Uh, bark something.
O'NEILL
Um, almond bark, barcolounger. Beetlejuice!
DANIEL
Barkna. It was barkna.

[Nothing happens.]

O'NEILL
Well if it was barkna, the door would be opening, wouldn't it?
DANIEL
This was your idea.
O'NEILL
You're the linguist.
DANIEL
Well, I don't remember.
O'NEILL
Well, try.
DANIEL
Ok, well I said: "can we talk about this?" He said inside.
O'NEILL
I said: "inside what?" He said…
DANIEL
He said "barokna"!

[The door to the ship slides open.]

O'NEILL
Gesundheit.

INT—CARGO SHIP

[Picking up their gear, which is still where Aris Boch made them leave it, they head into the ship and over to the room where Teal'c and Carter are held prisoner.]

DANIEL
Ok, he opened the door by pressing a combination of…

[As he starts to key in some numbers on the door panel, a console lights up near the front of the ship. O’Neill and Daniel turn to look at it.]

O'NEILL

(shouting through the door)

Teal'c?

[Carter and Teal'c are hovering on the other side of the door, listening to Daniel and O'Neill in the other room. The rest of the scene plays out between the two rooms of the cargo ship.]

TEAL'C
O'Neill!
O'NEILL
Yeah! How do you open this thing?
TEAL'C
There are six symbols on the pad. You must enter the correct combination of five.
O'NEILL

(to Daniel)

How many combinations could there be?
DANIEL
Oh boy.
O'NEILL
Yeah.

[Daniel continues to attempt to find the correct combination. O’Neill heads towards the front of the ship.]

O'NEILL

(calling to Teal'c)

Listen, in the meantime, tell me how to fly this thing.
TEAL'C
First, you must locate the main steering console.

[O'Neill notices a panel with five flashing digits. A computer voice announces what sounds like a number in an alien language and the first digit remains permanently lit.]

O'NEILL
Daniel, would you come here a moment.

[Daniel heads over to him.]

O'NEILL
What do you think this is?
DANIEL
Looks like a countdown?
O'NEILL
Of course it is! Oh, Teal'c? Would these ships have any kind of self-destruct mechanism?
TEAL'C
It is possible.

[The computer announces another number and the second digit remains permanently lit.]

DANIEL
We just lost a digit.
O'NEILL
Of course we did.
CARTER
Oh boy.

[O'Neill starts trying to input the correct combination into the panel by the door.]

O'NEILL
So, Teal'c. How does one override the self-destruct?
TEAL'C
Open the cowling in the centre console. There should be three delmacs.

[Daniel opens the cowling.]

[Carter shoots Teal'c a confused look.]

TEAL'C

(clarifying)

Crystals! There should be three crystals!

[Daniel opens the covering to find one crystal missing.]

DANIEL
There's only two. The middle one's missing.
O'NEILL
We're missing one!
TEAL'C
Then there is no way to override the self-destruct.

[O'Neill continues to punch in numbers in an attempt to open the door. The electronic voice on the device speaks again as another segment of the display lights up.]

DANIEL
We just lost another digit. Aris must have the other crystal.
O'NEILL
Go.

INT—ALIEN PLANET, CLEARING (DAY)

[Daniel quickly heads out of the ship and sees Aris Boch walking towards him.]

ARIS BOCH
Hey! What were you guys thinking?

[Daniel tries to shoot him, but it doesn't work. Aris Boch grabs it from him.]

ARIS BOCH
Only I can fire that.

[He heads into his ship, Daniel following.]

INT—CARGO SHIP

[O'Neill points his zat at the bounty hunter.]

ARIS BOCH
Put the weapon down.
O'NEILL
You put the crystal back.
ARIS BOCH
What if I don't?
O'NEILL
You won't blow up your ship.
ARIS BOCH
Maybe I will.
O'NEILL
While you're in it?

[They wait as the countdown continues. The last digit is activated, but nothing happens. Aris Boch reveals the missing crystal, then sets it in the self-destruct console.]

ARIS BOCH
Now it's set.
O'NEILL

(aiming the zat at Aris Boch)

Put the gun down.
ARIS BOCH
Colonel, you think I'd give you a weapon that would work on me?

[He takes out another zat and shoots himself. The energy discharges but doesn't affect him.]

ARIS BOCH
Ooh, tickles.
DANIEL
Then why did you pretend to be knocked out?
ARIS BOCH
Well, let's just say I wanted to see you guys sweat a little. Now, did we learn something here?

[He heads over to the room where Carter and Teal'c are still held. O'Neill shoots him again with his zat, but it still has no effect.]

ARIS BOCH
Ouch.

[He keys open the door to let Carter and Teal'c out.]

ARIS BOCH
Let's go.

[Carter and Teal'c rejoin their teammates.]

ARIS BOCH
You know, I'm very disappointed. I thought we had something good going.
O'NEILL
Oh come on, what did you expect?
ARIS BOCH
Well, I offered a fair deal, I trusted you…
O'NEILL

(taking his cap off and rubbing his face)

Oh please.
DANIEL
We're sorry, is the deal still on the table?
ARIS BOCH
How could I trust you now?
O'NEILL
Look, your plan sucks.
ARIS BOCH
Ok, we all go together this time!
O'NEILL
Yeah, you know we're gonna need our stuff.
ARIS BOCH
Well some of that shouldn't be a problem.

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[SG-1 are walking through the forest, Aris Boch still holding them at gunpoint.]

DANIEL
So you don't seem to have much of a problem trading human lives like commodities.
ARIS BOCH
Oh you Earthlings and your morality. Does it ever occur to you that someone outside your solar system might not see things the way you do?
CARTER
Why don't the Goa'uld just take what they want from you and kill you?
ARIS BOCH
They don't kill me because I deliver. As long as I'm alive, there'll always be a next time.
CARTER
Why don't they just make you a host?
ARIS BOCH
Because they can't. They tried a long time ago when they first came to my home planet. But there's something about my race's physical makeup that rejected a Goa'uld blending. I don't know why.
CARTER
That's incredible.
ARIS BOCH
Oh yeah, so incredible they wiped out most of my people because of it.
DANIEL
But not you.
ARIS BOCH
I managed to impress them. My people have always been strong and skilled. That's why the Goa'uld kept the youngest as slaves…killed the rest.
DANIEL
Well, you could have your freedom. I mean, there must be lots of planets where the Goa'uld wouldn't find you.
ARIS BOCH
What freedom? They killed my wife, but my son still lives. He's a slave in one of Sokar's naquadah mines. One day I hope to capture a prize valuable enough to trade for his freedom as well as mine. Let's keep moving.

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[O'Neill is trying on Aris Boch's helmet, zooming in on a section of the forest.]

O'NEILL
Uh, these are cool.
ARIS BOCH
Yeah, at the end of that riverbed is the cave where I last encountered Kel'tar.

[O'Neill hands the helmet back to Aris Boch.]

O'NEILL
You said he had some fancy toys?
ARIS BOCH
At the very least, a small hand device. Plus, when I approached the cave, energy blasts fired at me from several directions.
O'NEILL
Ok, how about another zat?

[Aris Boch takes out a zat and hands it to O'Neill. O’Neill checks it and throws it to Teal’c.]

ARIS BOCH
You shoot that Goa'uld the first chance you get, and I'll stay here and set a shield trap.
O'NEILL
I thought you'd want to watch us work.
ARIS BOCH
I trust you.
O'NEILL
You do?
ARIS BOCH
Sure. And Major Carter stays with me.
O'NEILL
Unacceptable.
ARIS BOCH
It's not negotiable. If you don't return, then I turn her over to Sokar.
O'NEILL

(putting on his cap)

Yeah.

[O'Neill, Teal'c and Daniel head off, leaving Carter with Aris Boch.]

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[O'Neill, Teal'c and Daniel take cover behind an embankment outside the cave where the Goa'uld is sheltering.

O'NEILL
So Teal'c, how does one Goa'uld fire weapons from several directions?
TEAL'C
Tacs.
O'NEILL
Tacn'kitels?
TEAL'C
Tacunitagaminitarons.

[The others look at him in confusion.]

TEAL'C
Tacs.
O'NEILL
What are they?
TEAL'C
Automatic remote weapons.

[O'Neill picks up a rock and tosses it into the clearing outside the cave. Nothing happens.]

O'NEILL
Heat-seeking?
TEAL'C
So it would seem.

[This time, O'Neill takes out a flare and lights it, before tossing it into the clearing. The tacs fire and destroy the flare in a small explosion, revealing their locations to Teal'c and O'Neill, who zat them. O'Neill moves to another position, while Teal'c takes out a smoke bomb and tosses it into the cave. O'Neill finds one of the tacs, which rattles brokenly when he picks it up. He tosses it to one side. A man suddenly stumbles out of the smoking cave, holding his throat. He is injured but armed with a ribbon device.]

TEAL'C
Surrender!

[The man fires his ribbon device and Teal'c quickly ducks, allowing the energy surge to pass harmlessly overhead. O'Neill runs out from undercover and aims his zat at the man.]

O'NEILL
Put your hand down!

[The man collapses, coughing, as Teal'c and Daniel run over.]

MAN

(speaking in a normal, un-Goa’ulded, voice)

You are Teal'c, the shol'va.
O'NEILL

(to Teal'c)

Is that a host?

[Daniel quickly starts to remove the ribbon device from the man's hand.]

MAN
You are SG-1, from Earth.
O'NEILL
Yeah, apparently we're well known.
MAN
My name is Korra.
DANIEL
We were told it was Kel'tar.
KORRA
No. Please help me.
O'NEILL
Help you?
KORRA
I am not Goa'uld. I am Tok'ra.

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[Aris Boch is standing on a ledge looking out over the forest, using some type of scanning device.]

ARIS BOCH

(to Carter)

I don't have to tie you to a tree or anything unpleasant like that, do I?
CARTER
No. What is that?
ARIS BOCH
Watching your friends.
CARTER
How?
ARIS BOCH
Magic.

[He clips the scanner to his arm.]

CARTER
Naquadah! The zat guns. That's how you track the Goa'ulds. You use their own technology against them.

[Aris Boch points at her, letting her know she is spot on.]

CARTER
You know, the fact that your race rejects the Goa'uld symbiote could be very valuable to us. To all humans, all over the galaxy. It could be the key to defeating the Goa'uld.
ARIS BOCH
I doubt it.
CARTER
But if they couldn't use us as hosts…
ARIS BOCH
I told you before, I don't understand this immunity.
CARTER
Well, we'd have to run some tests.
ARIS BOCH
You do not possess anything of equal value worth trading for.
CARTER
Your son is being held as a slave. We could help you get him back. Would that be valuable enough for you?
ARIS BOCH
That's impossible.

[He takes another drink from his water bottle.]

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[Teal'c helps Korra to sit down and takes a seat beside him.]

TEAL'C

(to O'Neill)

His injuries are severe.
DANIEL
What now?
O'NEILL

(to Korra)

Can you talk?
KORRA
Yes.
O'NEILL
All right, here's what's happening. There's a guy out there…
KORRA

(cutting him off)

Aris Boch.
O'NEILL
Yeah. He's got us trapped on this planet, and he's holding a member of our team hostage…
KORRA
Samantha Carter. The daughter of Jacob, host to Selmac.
O'NEILL
So you've got good information. Here's the deal. He said if we could catch you, he'd let us go home.
KORRA
I will not allow myself to be turned over to Sokar.
O'NEILL
Can you prove you're a Tok'ra?
KORRA
I only have my word. If Samantha Carter were here, she would recognise me.
DANIEL
Aris must have known Sam would be able to verify whether Korra, Kel'tar, whatever his name is, is telling the truth about being a Tok'ra.
O'NEILL
Well, as far as I'm concerned, you could be a Goa'uld using the old "I'm a Tok'ra" thing to get us to help you.
KORRA
What did he tell you about me?
DANIEL
Just that your name was Kel'tar and you were an enemy of Sokar.
KORRA
I was working in Sokar's ranks as a spy. I came to believe Sokar had learned my true identity. I managed to escape by stealing a cargo ship. It took me several weeks to travel here, the closest planet with a Stargate not under Goa'uld control. Aris was already here, guarding the Gate. He had anticipated my plan.
TEAL'C
Aris Boch claimed the vessel was his.
KORRA
It belongs to Sokar, and Aris likely plans to trade it back to him, along with us. All of us.

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

ARIS BOCH
So what's it like to have one of those things bore itself into your brain and possess you?
CARTER
I couldn't tell you.
ARIS BOCH
Oh come on, what are you saying?
CARTER
You wouldn't understand.
ARIS BOCH
What's the difference? They're all the same, Tok'ra, Goa'uld.
CARTER
Is that really what you think?
ARIS BOCH
They all have different stories, but the same bad blood.
CARTER
No, it's not true. And if you really hate the Goa'uld, you'd try to learn more about the Tok'ra.
ARIS BOCH
Well, I wasn't much good at school.
CARTER
Well, trying to defeat the Goa'uld is better than the alternative.

[Aris Boch starts laughing.]

CARTER
What? What is so funny?
ARIS BOCH
Oh the whole thing is amusing when you know just how insurmountable the task is. Defeating the Goa'uld, yeah. Oh admirable, but amusing.
CARTER
If enough of the right allies worked together, the task might not be so insurmountable.
ARIS BOCH
You mean me. Well, I couldn't help you as much as you think.
CARTER
You mean you won't. You know what I think? I think you care. And I don't think you like what you do nearly as much as you pretend to.
ARIS BOCH
I think you should shut up.

[He points his gun at her, but his hand is shaking. He takes out another vial and puts the liquid into his water bottle.]

CARTER
What is that?
ARIS BOCH
Water.
CARTER
What you put in it.

[He drinks from the water bottle.]

ARIS BOCH
Flavour.

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

KORRA
Aris told you about his wife and son?
O'NEILL
Oh yeah.
KORRA
It's a lie. He has none. Never did.
DANIEL
So why does he do this?
O'NEILL
Greed.
KORRA
Not exactly. It is true that his race cannot be used as hosts, and most were slaughtered by the Goa'uld. Those that were kept alive were addicted to a substance called roshna. It was given to them in their water.
O'NEILL
That blue stuff?
KORRA

(nodding)

Now, after many generations, Aris Boch's race cannot live without the roshna. They depend on it; it keeps them subservient. If he stops taking the roshna, he will die.
DANIEL
So whatever the reason, he has no choice?
KORRA
I do not defend him. Aris Boch has endeared himself to the Goa'uld by being unscrupulous. He indiscriminately hunts both guilty and innocent, only caring about whether they have any trading value.
O'NEILL
Well, we have to get Carter away from him.
KORRA
Does this mean you believe me?
O'NEILL
Not just yet. But I'm starting to get that choiceless feeling all over again.
KORRA
I cannot be turned over to Sokar. He has methods of extracting information. There are other Tok'ra operatives in his midst who I will not betray.
O'NEILL
I understand. Can you walk?

[Korra nods, and they all rise.]

KORRA
I will not burden you.
TEAL'C
It is no burden.
KORRA
You must leave your weapons.
DANIEL
Why?
KORRA
Aris can track them. As long as you carry Goa'uld technology, he will know our position.

[Teal'c hands O'Neill his zat and follows Korra out of the clearing.]

O'NEILL
Great.

[He tosses the zats down. Daniel leaves the ribbon device.]

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[Aris Boch angrily removes his helmet and checks his scanner.]

CARTER
What's wrong?
ARIS BOCH
I don't see them and they're not moving. Either the Goa'uld got them, or they're not playing by the rules.
CARTER
So what does that mean?

[He aims his gun at her and shoots her with an energy beam. She stiffens, then falls unconscious to the ground. Aris Boch steps over her and walks away.]

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[O'Neill, Teal'c and Daniel, along with Korra, find the place where they left Aris Boch and Carter. They see Carter lying unconscious on the ledge and quickly take shelter behind a fallen tree.]

O'NEILL
It's a trap.
TEAL'C
I will go.
O'NEILL
No, no. I will.
DANIEL
What are we supposed to do?
O'NEILL

He's going to have to show himself eventually.
(to Teal'c)

Can you take him?
TEAL'C
I can.
O'NEILL
All right.

[He quickly makes his way over to Carter's position, while the others look on. Keeping low, O'Neill crouches over Carter.]

O'NEILL

(whispering)

Carter. Carter.

[Carter starts to come round and looks up at O'Neill.]

O'NEILL
Where is he?

[As Carter looks round in confusion, they hear a ship approaching.]

[The cargo ship rises up over the ledge, Aris Boch at the controls. He wags his finger at them. Teal'c, Daniel and Korra slip away into the forest unnoticed.]

INT—CARGO SHIP

[O'Neill and Carter are held prisoner once more in the cargo ship's hold. O'Neill is waving his hat over an unconscious Carter.]

O'NEILL
Carter? Cart…

[He gets impatient and grabs her face, waking her up.]

O'NEILL
Carter! Come on. You passed out again. You all right?
CARTER
Yeah, what did I miss?
O'NEILL
Oh, not too much. Oh by the way, the Goa'uld Aris wanted us to catch? He claims to be a Tok'ra named Korra. Ring a bell?
CARTER
Yeah, it does.
O'NEILL
He said you'd recognise him.
CARTER
Maybe. We can't let Aris trade a Tok'ra.

[The door slides open and Teal'c, Daniel, and Korra enter, held at gunpoint by Aris Boch.]

O'NEILL
Oh yeah! Way to play hard to get boys!
ARIS BOCH
Well give me a little credit.
O'NEILL
Why's that?
ARIS BOCH
Well, I have what I wanted. The rest of you, you're free to go.
DANIEL
You're keeping your end of the bargain?
ARIS BOCH
I gave my word.
CARTER
Look, I know you think you don't have a choice, but there must be another way. If you take Korra, a lot of Tok'ra may die.
ARIS BOCH
I've already communicated to Sokar, and one of his mother ships will be entering orbit around this planet any time now.
KORRA
I will not betray the lives of other Tok'ra.

[Aris shoots him with the same weapon he used on Carter and Korra collapses unconscious to the floor.]

O'NEILL
What the hell did you do that for?

[Aris Boch reaches into Korra's mouth and pulls out a capsule.]

ARIS BOCH
Poison? That's very un-Goa'uld like. Why would he do that?
CARTER
To save the lives of other Tok'ra.
ARIS BOCH
Since when does a Goa'uld care about another Goa'uld?
CARTER
I told you, the Tok'ra are not the same.
ARIS BOCH
Well, Sokar's on his way.
O'NEILL
You having…second thoughts here?
ARIS BOCH
I have to give him something.
TEAL'C
Take me.
O'NEILL
Forget it.
TEAL'C
I am the most valuable in trade next to the Tok'ra.
O'NEILL
I don't care.
TEAL'C

(to Aris Boch)

I will go. Take me.

[A beeping noise is heard at the front of the ship.]

ARIS BOCH
That'll be Sokar.

[He goes over to the console and switches the beeping noise off, then heads purposefully back to the others.]

ARIS BOCH
Ok, brief moment of weakness! Teal'c comes with me.
O'NEILL
That just is not going to happen!
ARIS BOCH
No other way. Last chance to take that Tok'ra and get the hell out. You might need this.

[He hands Carter a crystal.]

CARTER
The missing piece of the DHD. Teal'c?
TEAL'C
We are choiceless.
O'NEILL
We'll find you.
ARIS BOCH
Oh, this is so beautiful, I mean, I'm starting to tear up here, you know. But we gotta go. Now!

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, CLEARING (DAY)

[The cargo ship becomes visible as it prepares to take off. O'Neill and Carter help the injured Tok'ra away from the area, Daniel following.]

INT—CARGO SHIP

[Teal'c, sitting next to the pilot's chair, taps against a shield that now surrounds him. It flares, but he is unable to penetrate it. Aris Boch sits down next to him.]

ARIS BOCH
Here we go.

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[The ship rises from the ground and takes off, while O’Neill, Daniel and Carter can only look on. Korray regains consciousness and watches, confused.]

KORRA
What happened?
DANIEL
Teal'c went in your place.
O'NEILL
Come on. Let's get out of here.

[He helps Korra to his feet and they head off into the forest.]

INT—CARGO SHIP

ARIS BOCH
It's a pretty noble thing you're doing.
TEAL'C
You have made a sacrifice as well.
ARIS BOCH
I guess I never knew the Tok'ra were…different, you know. So what made you betray Apophis?
TEAL'C
The Goa'uld are enslavers of worlds. The humans value freedom.
ARIS BOCH
You don't really think the Tok'ra and the humans have a chance of overthrowing the Goa'uld, do you?
TEAL'C
I do.
ARIS BOCH
I don't think so.
TEAL'C
I would rather serve with those willing to die trying.
ARIS BOCH
I really don't want to do this. I hate the Goa'uld as much as you do.

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[O'Neill, Carter, Daniel, along with Korra, crest a hill just as Aris Boch's ship explodes in the sky.]

CARTER
Oh my god.
O'NEILL
What the hell?

[Two pods shoot out of the explosion and race across the sky.]

KORRA
Escape pods.

[They quickly head after them.]

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, FOREST (DAY)

[O'Neill, Carter, Daniel, along with Korra, arrive just as Aris Boch climbs out of his escape pod.]

O'NEILL
Where's Teal'c?

[Teal'c appears behind them.]

TEAL'C
I am here O'Neill.
O'NEILL
Yes!
DANIEL
You okay?
TEAL'C
I will be fine.
CARTER
What happened?
ARIS BOCH
I had some technical difficulties, which I communicated to Sokar's ship, just after I accidentally removed this.

[He shows them the crystal he removed from the self-destruct device. O'Neill yanks it out of his hand.]

CARTER
Glad to have you back, Teal'c.
KORRA

(to Teal'c)

Somehow, I must find a way to pay tribute to what you have done for me and the Tok'ra.
TEAL'C
There is no need.
ARIS BOCH
Hey, guys, what about me? Don't I get a thank you?
CARTER
For doing the right thing for a change?
ARIS BOCH
Well, it's kind of a back-handed show of appreciation, but I'll take it.
DANIEL
Won't Sokar be angry?
ARIS BOCH
Oh, hopefully he thinks I'm dead. By the time he figures it out, I'll be long gone.
CARTER
What about the substance you need?
KORRA
The roshna?
ARIS BOCH
There are plenty of Goa'uld out there I could trade with.
O'NEILL
Well. We'd better get back to the Stargate.
ARIS BOCH
Oh, uh, Dr. Jackson. I was lying to you before. The price on your head is much more than a day's rations. Actually the Goa'uld want to see you dead as much as anyone for figuring out the Stargate.
DANIEL
Thank you. That doesn't make me feel any better.
ARIS BOCH
Major?

[He takes out a vial of roshna and hands it to her.]

ARIS BOCH
Who knows, maybe someday someone will figure out a way for what's left of my people to be free of the Goa'uld. And that would be something worth trading for.

[She smiles and heads after the others. Teal'c pauses by Aris Boch and bows his head in thanks, before following the others, leaving the bounty hunter alone in the forest.]

FADE OUT

THE END

Transcribed by Dee for Stargatefan

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