5.07 "Beast Of Burden" Transcript

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5.07 "Beast Of Burden"

Episode Guide

Précis

Daniel's Unas friend, Chaka, is captured by a preindustrial civilization that uses Unas as slaves. While attempting to free Chaka from this cruel regime, Daniel risks the safety of SG-1, and possibly the life of his friend.

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TEASER

EXT—P3X-888, DAY

[The Stargate is in the distance. An energy bar has been left on a rock. An Unas, Chaka, comes out of the forest and stalks slowly towards the energy bar, growling. The zoom lens of a video camera is seen half-hidden in the bushes. Chaka picks up the bar, sniffs it, and licks it. He turns suddenly as he hears a noise. He growls, adopting a fighting stance. Four men approach. Chaka looks at the men, then at the energy bar, before reaching out, offering the bar to the men. The leader of the group zats Chaka.]

INT—DANIEL'S OFFICE

[Daniel watches the taped footage of events on P3X-888.]

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[The film of the Unas is being shown on the big screen.]

DANIEL

As you know, over the past year, I have been studying the Unas of P3X-888. I've made some amazing discoveries about their social structure and their culture. I've also been able to categorise almost seventy individual words from their language. But, during a review of the latest batch of digital images, I came across this.
(He turns on the tape).

These men, whoever they are, abducted the Unas I refer to as Chaka.
CARTER
That's the one that kidnapped you?
DANIEL
Same one. Their dress indicates preindustrialisation, but they don't seem to have any Jaffa tattoos, so the presence of Goa'uld weapons seems contradictory.
TEAL'C
Indeed.
O'NEILL
What would they want with an Unas?
DANIEL
I don't know…but I'd like to find out.
HAMMOND
What are you suggesting?
DANIEL
Well, like I said, I'd like to find out what they want with an Unas.
O'NEILL

For the record, I don't care.
(The others give him "looks".)

I care.
DANIEL
I also think it might be relevant to investigate how these men got Goa'uld weapons and from where.
TEAL'C
They may have other Goa'uld technology as well.
O'NEILL
Now see? That I really care about.
DANIEL
And if possible, I'd like to make every effort to rescue Chaka.
O'NEILL
The Unas?
DANIEL
Remember most of the Unas we've encountered have had Goa'uld symbiotes controlling them. Chaka is an un-Goa'ulded Unas, an intelligent being who learned to trust humans because of me.
O'NEILL
And?
DANIEL

(Turns back to screen)

These images were taken just prior to the abduction. See, every time I went back with SG-11 to retrieve the video footage, I would leave Chaka a gift.

[He stops the tape at the point where Chaka offers the man the energy bar.]

DANIEL
It's uh, it's an energy bar. It's something that helped me break through when we first met. I left the bait for their trap.
CARTER
How do we find out where these men took him?

[Daniel clicks on a picture of the DHD, focusing on the glyphs, some of which are lit.]

O'NEILL
Well, General, if they've got Goa'uld weapons, you got to wonder what else they got.
HAMMOND

(After considering for a moment)

You have a go.
DANIEL
Thank you.

EXT—ALIEN PLANET, DAY

[The Stargate on the planet kawooshes, and SG-1 come through.]

CARTER
The UAV shows the nearest of the surrounding towns to be three clicks in that direction. Evidence of a substantial population, lots of cultivated fields.
DANIEL
Farmers?
O'NEILL
Farmers with staff weapons.

[SG-1 reach a vantage point from where they can see a village. Daniel looks through his binoculars, and sees an Unas pulling a log. A man follows the Unas, with a whip.]

DANIEL
Domestication.
O'NEILL

Yeah.
(To Carter)
We'll check things out down there. Carter, you and Teal'c hang back, cover us in case these folks don't like visitors.
(To Daniel)

Any ideas?
DANIEL
Well, let's see how far honesty gets us.
O'NEILL
Okay.

[O'Neill and Daniel head towards the village.]

EXT—THE VILLAGE SQUARE, DAY

[An auction is in progress.]

BURROCK
This animal comes from an excellent bloodline. He can press grain at the stone mill from first light to day's end. He can haul any cart with any load, any distance.

[A man strikes the Unas, who growls.]

BURROCK
And he has spirit.

[The Unas is hit again. He growls more loudly.]

MALE VILLAGER #1
He’s probably inbred.
BURROCK
Who will start the bidding?
MALE VILLAGER #2
Which do you prefer?

[Burrock pushes the Unas, who strikes Burrock and starts to run away.]

FEMALE VILLAGER
Watch out!
MALE VILLAGER #3
Stand back!

[Burrock shoots the Unas twice in the back with his staff weapon. The Unas collapses, badly injured and growling.]

BURROCK

(To O'Neill and Daniel as they approach)

Do not fear. It is dead.
O'NEILL
Yeah. Shoot something like that in the back a couple times, it's…
BURROCK
Who are you?
DANIEL
We're travellers, peaceful travellers.
BURROCK
Where do you come from? I've not seen your kind before.
DANIEL
Well, actually, we came through the Stargate. The, um…

[He makes a circle in the air.]

BURROCK
Chappa'ai?
DANIEL
Chappa'ai.
BURROCK
Really?
DANIEL
Yes.

[The villagers whisper to each other.]

BURROCK
No one has come through the Chappa'ai for as long as anyone can remember.
O'NEILL
Well, now you'll have a story to tell your grandkids.
DANIEL
We come from a planet called Earth.
BURROCK
What do you want?
DANIEL
Actually we came to trade.
O'NEILL

(To Daniel)

Hm?
BURROCK
Really?
DANIEL
We're looking for an Unas.
BURROCK
Well then. You've come to the right place. I'm the most respected dealer of Unas in this land. My name is Burrock.
DANIEL
I'm Daniel Jackson, and this is Colonel Jack O'Neill.
BURROCK
Colonel?
DANIEL
Yes, it means he's our head trader.
O'NEILL

(Glancing at Daniel)

Head trader?
BURROCK
I like that! And you can call me Colonel Burrock. It is our custom to welcome visitors with a drink. Will you join me?
O'NEILL

It is our custom to drink. Of course!
(To Daniel)

Honesty, huh?
DANIEL
We're traders.
O'NEILL
Yeah.
DANIEL
We're traders, we've traded, we trade…

INT—A BUILDING IN THE VILLAGE

[An Unas brings a tray of drinks to the table where O'Neill, Daniel and Burrock are sitting.]

DANIEL

(to Unas)

Thank you.

[The Unas looks at him, startled.]

BURROCK

(astonished)

You thank a beast?
DANIEL
Yes, uh positive reinforcement. We find it a successful method of training.
BURROCK
I'm curious to learn more about your methods. And to learn more about where you came from.
DANIEL
So, no one else has actually come through the Chappa'ai?
BURROCK
I have often wondered why there are so many symbols on the pedestal. I have stood for hours on end pressing different combinations, but nothing happened. The fact that you have come here, from a place we do not know, proves that I am right. The Chappa'ai goes many places, does it not?
DANIEL
Haven't you travelled to other worlds?
BURROCK
I have been to one other place. Just one time so far. I had to press seven different symbols to get the Chappa'ai to open.
DANIEL
And how did you learn those symbols?
BURROCK

(Laughing)

I paid dearly for them. They have been passed down through the lineage of certain families since the Beast Wars.
O'NEILL
Beast wars?
BURROCK
Generations ago, the beasts enslaved our forefathers through terror and oppression. They served the one with the glowing eyes.
DANIEL
And what happened to him, her?
BURROCK
No one knows. One day he went away, did not return. Our forefathers, they learned how the beast's weapons worked, and led an uprising. The war was bloody, waged for many years. But eventually the slaves triumphed, and the masters became the slaves. Since then, the Beasts have served us.

EXT—THE VILLAGE SQUARE

[An Unas in a stockade is being tortured by men with pain-sticks.]

BURROCK
Like the one at the auction that got away, this one comes from our local stock. I believe him to be untrainable.

[The Unas is continuing to resist.]

BURROCK
His head is not right. Even for a beast.
O'NEILL
Maybe he's just pissed because you keep torturing him.
BURROCK
The unfortunate result of generations of inbreeding.

[The Unas is growling as he tries to resist the torture.]

BURROCK
I'm afraid he will have to be put down. Do you not have this problem where you come from?
O'NEILL
Ah, we've made some progress, actually.
BURROCK
Interesting. The only choice we had was to introduce new blood. Fortunately, I was able to find some.

[Burrock leads O'Neill and Daniel to a barn, where an Unas is raking hay and others are locked in cages.]

BURROCK
This one will make me the wealthiest beastmaster in the land.

[Chaka tries to swipe at Burrock through the bars of his cage. He stops when he sees Daniel.]

CHAKA
Dan'al.
BURROCK
He speaks?
DANIEL
Yes.
BURROCK
Your name?
DANIEL
Yes. That's because he's mine.
BURROCK
You deceived me! You said you came here to trade for an Unas—not to claim one of your own.
DANIEL
We just wanted to make sure he was here before we made an issue out of it.
BURROCK
These beasts—all of them bear my mark.

[He shows a brand on the hand of one of the Unas.]

BURROCK
Yours had no such identification.
DANIEL
Well, you heard him say my name.
BURROCK
I caught him in the wild on the other place.
DANIEL
It was part of an experiment I was conducting. I’m sorry, but I really need him back.
BURROCK
I am sorry—you can not have him.

[Two men enter the barn, carrying zats. O'Neill looks at Daniel and sighs.]

EXT—THE HILL BEHIND THE VILLAGE

[Carter and Teal'c are waiting. Carter looks through binoculars and sees the two men at the door of the barn.]

TEAL'C
Does Colonel O'Neill require our assistance?
CARTER
He hasn't signalled yet.

INT—THE BARN

BURROCK
I could offer another Unas in exchange. This one is of good stock. And he's already trained.
DANIEL
You don't understand. This one's name is Chaka, and he is coming with me.
O'NEILL
Daniel…
DANIEL
Jack?
O'NEILL
Why don't we discuss what we can offer the man in return? Shall we? Outside?

[Daniel raises a finger in a signal to Chaka to wait.]

CHAKA
Dan'al!

EXT—THE VILLAGE SQUARE

[An Unas is growling at a group of men and trying to attack them.]

O'NEILL
Daniel, we're not going to get into a firefight over this right now.
BURROCK
If you expect to trade for that Unas, do not think it will come cheap.
O'NEILL
So, what's your price?
BURROCK
Two Unas of equally pure lineage.
O'NEILL
Two for one, eh?
BURROCK
Your Unas is worth it, or you would not have travelled all this way. Besides, you obviously have more sophisticated methods for capturing and trading them.
O'NEILL

We'll think about it.
(To Daniel)

Come on.
DANIEL

(To O'Neill, as they walk away)

Excuse me. You uh, have some sort of plan to do something about this, or er…
O'NEILL
Well, right now, I'm not sure I'm going to do anything.
DANIEL
How can you say that?
O'NEILL
Daniel, you wanna go out and catch a couple Unas, trade 'em for Chaka? Is that it?
DANIEL
I think you're missing the point here.
O'NEILL
Am I?
DANIEL
You saw how they keep them, how they treat them.
O'NEILL
Daniel, I'm not saying any of this is right. I'm saying I don't know what to do about it.
DANIEL
I'm not asking you to change their way of life, but Chaka wasn't born in this kind of domestication. He's known freedom his whole life. The Unas of his planet live together in families, they love their children, they have art.
O'NEILL
Oh, yes, I've seen the cave drawings.
DANIEL
I will not leave him here like this.
O'NEILL
Even if it means risking human lives?
DANIEL
Well, we should be able to avoid that, shouldn't we?

EXT—THE TOP OF THE HILL

CARTER

(As O'Neill and Daniel approach)

So, what's going on?
DANIEL
They're using Unas as slaves. They've been inbreeding them so long, they've become untrainable. They needed new blood, and they have Chaka—and they're not giving him up.
CARTER
So, what are we going to do?
O'NEILL
We'll wait until dark. Daniel and I'll go in and extract him. You'll provide cover. And we're going to do it without taking human lives.

EXT—THE VILLAGE SQUARE

[Burrock is "training" an Unas with a pain-stick.]

BURROCK
Down!

[He prods the Unas who growls in agony.]

BURROCK
Down!

[He hits the Unas again.]

INT—THE BARN WHERE CHAKA AND THE OTHER UNAS ARE BEING HELD

[An Unas brings food which he puts down outside Chaka's cage.]

CHAKA
Chaka!

[The other Unas looks at Chaka.]

CHAKA
Chaka!

[The Unas growls and looks at Chaka.]

UNAS
Chaka.

[He hears something and scampers away.]

[Daniel and O'Neill enter the barn.]

DANIEL
Chaka!
CHAKA
Dan'al!
O'NEILL
Tell him to move back.

[O'Neill puts an explosive in the lock of the cage.]

DANIEL
Chaka…
O'NEILL
He's not moving.
DANIEL
Move back.
O'NEILL
I could have said that!
DANIEL
Keka! Keka! Danger!

[Chaka moves away. O'Neill lights the fuse to the explosive. The other Unas growl and rattle the bars of their cages when the explosive flares.]

O'NEILL
Crap!

[He pulls open the door to Chaka's cage.]

O'NEILL
Come on—we got to go!
DANIEL

(To Chaka)

Come on, come on! No, it's okay. It's okay, come on!
CHAKA

(Pointing to the other Unas in their cages)

Wok tah!
DANIEL
What? No! I don’t know what’s wrong. Come on, come on.
CHAKA
Wok tah!
DANIEL
He says this one's marked for death. Come on, it's OK.

[Daniel tries to pull Chaka towards the door.]

DANIEL
Come on, let's go!
CHAKA

(Stopping Daniel)

Wok tah! Wok tah!
DANIEL

He says that they're all marked for death.
(To Chaka)

No, Chaka. Ka keka!
O'NEILL
Daniel, with or without him—we got to go!

EXT—THE HILL OVERLOOKING THE VILLAGE, NIGHT

[Carter covers them, from the top of the hill, while Teal'c has moved down to the village. The villagers start shouting.]

CARTER

(Into radio.)

Sir! You've got company.

(Teal'c fires his staff weapon towards the villagers. They scream and run away. Carter is also shooting over the heads of the crowd, from her position on the hill.)

CARTER

(Into radio.)

At least ten men heading your way. We're laying down cover fire.

INT—THE BARN.

[O'Neill shoots at a man standing in the window above him, but O'Neill is zatted. Daniel tries to shoot the man, but is also zatted by Burrock, as is Chaka.]

INT—THE CAGES IN THE BARN

[Daniel and O'Neill are locked in the cages, with Chaka in a cage between them.]

CARTER

(Over radio)

Colonel, come in, over.

[Chaka picks up the radio from the straw in his cage.]

CARTER

(Over radio)

Colonel? Do you read? Come in. Over.

[Chaka looks at the radio, then at Daniel.]

DANIEL
Chaka must have grabbed that from my vest before it was taken away.
O'NEILL
Why would he do that?
DANIEL
He's seen me use it. He knows what it's for. Chaka!

[Daniel gestures at Chaka to give him the radio.]

DANIEL
Give.
CHAKA
Ko?
DANIEL

Ko? I don't know that word.
(Chaka holds out the radio.)

Ko? Give? Yes, yes, Chaka! Give. Ko, ko.

[Chaka throws the radio to Daniel.]

DANIEL
Thank you.
CHAKA
Aka.
DANIEL
Aka—thank you.
O'NEILL
Daniel…

[O'Neill makes a "get on with it" gesture.]

DANIEL

Right.
(Into radio)

Sam, it's Daniel. Do you read?
CARTER
Daniel, are you okay?
DANIEL
Uh, I've been better.
CARTER
Colonel O'Neill?
DANIEL
Uh, physically fine. But, uh I'm not expecting a birthday present any time soon.
O'NEILL

(Impatient)
Ko!
(Chaka looks at him.)

Ko!
DANIEL
Chaka?

[Daniel holds the radio out through the bars towards Chaka.]

DANIEL
Ko.

[Chaka takes the radio and gives it to O'Neill.]

O'NEILL

Thank you.
(Into radio)

Carter? Report.
CARTER
There were too many of them, Sir. You ordered us not to shoot to kill. We couldn't stop them.
O'NEILL
Yeah, I know.
CARTER
We're currently being pursued by search parties. We're attempting to get to the Gate to get reinforcements.
O'NEILL
Roger that—out.
CHAKA

(Going to Daniel's cage)

Dan'al—Chaka!
DANIEL
Chaka.
CHAKA
Aka na.
DANIEL
Ma—ma kan.
CHAKA
Aka na! Keka!

[He holds up the shackles.]

DANIEL
Ma kan!
CHAKA
Aka na!
DANIEL
Kan Ska nat!
CHAKA
Chaka! Chaka!
O'NEILL

(Whispering to Daniel)

What's he saying?
DANIEL
Well, actually that means a lot of different things. In this particular case, I'd say "Thank you for trying to free me. Sorry for getting you into this mess."
CHAKA
Chaka!
O'NEILL
Chocka full of nuts—whatever.
DANIEL
Jack, it's not his fault.
O'NEILL
Daniel, I'm chained up in a madman's barn with a bunch of Unas. Who's to blame is not at the top of my list of concerns just yet.
CHAKA
Chaka!

[He catches the attention of another Unas in the barn.]

CHAKA
Chaka!
UNAS
Chaka!
DANIEL
That's amazing!
O'NEILL
What?
DANIEL

Language is a learned behaviour. Chaka must have taught this Unas his word.
(To Unas as Daniel points at Chaka.)

Chaka!
UNAS

Chaka.
(Points to Chaka)

Chaka zo.
UNAS 2
Chaka zo.

[The three Unas growl.]

DANIEL
They say Chaka is their leader! They must recognise that he wouldn't leave without them.
O'NEILL
Daniel, dogs sniff each other's butts, and they're friends for life. We still keep them as pets.
DANIEL
No, no, this is different. Chaka made a choice. Choice is freedom. These Unas have placed their allegiance in him because of that.
O'NEILL
What are you saying?
DANIEL
I'm saying that they want to be free, they recognise what that means.
O'NEILL
All he said was "Chaka zo".
UNAS #1
Chaka zo!
UNAS #2
Chaka zo!
DANIEL
I was wrong! Chaka—Chaka isn't different! These Unas may have been born into domestication, but they still know what freedom means. They know it enough to want it.
O'NEILL
You said yourself. This is their way of life here.
DANIEL
Well, it has to change.
O'NEILL
How?
DANIEL
Well, we've meddled in other planet's cultures before…
O'NEILL
Well, now you're talking about moving in an army.
DANIEL
I'd like to think that there was another way.
O'NEILL
Look, in principle, I agree with you…

[The door of the barn opens. Chaka growls as an Unas enters. The Unas is holding a young boy by the hand.]

BOY
You injured my father.
O'NEILL
I'm sorry. I really am.
DANIEL
We were just trying to take back an Unas that's rightfully ours.
BOY
Stealing is wrong.
O'NEILL
Yes, it is.
CHAKA

(To the Unas holding the boy's hand)

Chaka!

[The Unas reacts.]

CHAKA
Chaka!

[The Unas leads the boy out of the barn, putting his arm round the child's shoulders.]

O'NEILL
Trust me, Daniel. A whole lot of people are going to have to die around here before one Unas goes free.

EXT—THE FOREST, LEADING TO THE STARGATE, DAY

[Carter looks through her binoculars. The Stargate is heavily guarded.]

CARTER
Colonel, do you read?
O'NEILL
Yeah, Carter. What's your situation?
CARTER

(Into radio)
We're at the Gate, Sir, but it's heavily guarded.
(Carter's voice from radio)

We can attempt to get through, but it's going to get ugly.
O'NEILL
Hold your position. Radio silence. Got to go!
BURROCK

(Entering the barn)

Beast stealing is punishable by death. But it is my hope that that will not be necessary. But that will be up to you. I also know there were others with you and that they may try to rescue you. That would not be wise. I will not hesitate to kill you.
DANIEL
What do you want?
BURROCK
Tell me of the places where the Chappa'ai can go. I do not understand why you take such risks for this Beast. He's very valuable to me, but certainly you can replace him with one of equal lineage.
DANIEL
Because they're not beasts. They're self-aware, intelligent beings, and you have no right to use them as slaves or treat them like you do.
BURROCK
They used our forefathers as slaves, and treated them much worse than we treat our Unas.
DANIEL
And that makes you right?
BURROCK
What would you have us do?
DANIEL
Free them.
BURROCK

(laughing)

Untrained, uncontrolled? A Beast would rip me limb from limb, eat me alive!
DANIEL
Then send them to their home world.
BURROCK
Our forefathers could have slaughtered them all, wiped them from the face of the planet. But instead, they saw a way to use their strength to our advantage. A way to co-exist. For that, we thank them.
DANIEL
You don't co-exist—you use them as slaves.
O'NEILL
Look, we're not going to tell you anything, so you might as well just let us go. We'll go back to where we came from, you can go on doing what you do so well.
BURROCK
Because now I know for certain, there is more out there.
O'NEILL
Yeah, I know, the grass always looks cleaner. Fact is, there's a whole bunch of bad guys with glowing eyes out there, and you really don't wanna mess with them.

[Burrock moves to O'Neill's cage and puts the pain-stick against the lock. The charge travels through to the chain on O’Neill’s leg. He collapses in agony.]

EXT—THE HILL OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE.

CARTER
Teal'c?
TEAL'C
I will not continue to do nothing.

[Teal'c heads towards the village.]

CARTER
What are you going to do? Teal'c?

[Carter gets up and goes after him.]

INT—THE BARN

DANIEL
Stop! He's not going to tell you anything!

[Burrock removes the pain-stick from the door and leaves O'Neill gasping with pain on the floor of the cage. Burrock goes to Daniel's cage. The pain-stick is held against the lock, making Daniel collapse in agony.]

CHAKA
Keka!

[The other Unas growl and rattle the bars of their cages.]

BURROCK

(Yells)

Quiet!

[The Unas continue to growl and rattle the bars.]

BURROCK

(Yelling)

Quiet down! Quiet! Quiet!

[Burrock shoots one of the Unas with O'Neill's P-90, then turns and points the gun at the other Unas.]

CHAKA
Ka keka!
DANIEL
No!

[Burrock pulls the trigger, but the gun just clicks. It's out of ammunition.]

BURROCK

Impressive weapon. But not as efficient as a fire stick. It seems to stop working after it's been fired for a while. I assume that's what these are for.
(He indicates a clip of ammunition.)

Tell me how to make it work again.
O'NEILL
Give it to me, and I'll show you.
BURROCK
It was simple enough to learn how to shoot it. I will learn this part on my own as well. In the meantime, hunger and thirst will weaken you. Perhaps tomorrow, you will tell me what I want to know.

[He looks over at the dead Unas.]

BURROCK
I do not understand why, but it seems that you care for Beasts more than you care for your own well being. So be it. Every morning and every night I will come in here to learn what you know. If you do not tell me, I will kill a Beast. It may cost me, but I believe it may be worth it.

[Burrock walks to the door of the barn, then turns towards O'Neill and Daniel.]

BURROCK
Until tonight.

EXT—VILLAGE, DAY

[Carter and Teal'c are hiding from behind a building.]

CARTER
Look, Teal'c. Maybe we could take out those four guys, but there's dozens more who'll be on us in seconds. Then we'd have to get through the Gate.
TEAL'C
A diversion?

(The following scene cuts between O'Neill and Daniel in the barn, and Carter and Teal'c outside in the village.)

[Static sounds from a radio opening and closing a channel.]

O'NEILL

(Answering the radio)

Yeah, Carter? I got ya.
CARTER
Sir, what's your status? We heard shooting.
O'NEILL
We're all right. One of the Unas took a hit.
CARTER
Chaka?
O'NEILL
No, he's okay. I thought I told you to hold your position at the Gate.
CARTER
Yes, Sir. However, Teal'c thinks we might be able to create a big enough distraction to attempt a rescue, and I agree. But, we can't guarantee zero casualties. If that's still your concern, please advise. Over.
O'NEILL

(To Daniel)

I don't think we're going to talk our way out of this one.
DANIEL
Well, for once, I'm not asking us to.
O'NEILL
Dammit, Daniel.
DANIEL
Let's get out of here—all of us.
CARTER
Sir, still awaiting your orders.
O'NEILL
Yeah. We've got three Unas who are going to be joining us. Do what you have to do, Carter.

EXT—IN THE VILLAGE

MALE VILLAGER #1

(To an Unas pulling a cart)

You! Leave it—come here!

[Teal'c edges around a haycart, as Carter heads for some water barrels. She sets a charge of C4. The haycart explodes.]

MALE VILLAGER #1
Quick! Water! Before the fire spreads to the buildings!

[Villagers start running towards the water barrels, when they explode. Teal'c shoots at the men standing guard on the barn.]

MALE VILLAGER #2
Get him!

[Teal'c runs away from the barn, with most of the villagers chasing him. Carter edges up from behind and zats the men still outside the barn. She goes into the barn.]

INT—THE BARN

O'NEILL

(Setting explosive charges)

Where's Teal'c?
CARTER
Trying to be popular.

[O'Neill ignites the fuse on his lock as Carter sets a charge to release Daniel.]

CARTER
Stand back!
DANIEL
Keka!
CHAKA
Keka.

[The Unas moves back, away from the bars of the cage. Carter blows the charge, as O'Neill and Daniel get out of their cages.]

DANIEL
Come on! Come on!
CHAKA
Ka cha. Ka cha!

EXT—THE VILLAGE

[The villagers are rushing around, trying to get water to douse the flames.]

MALE VILLAGER #3

(pointing a staff weapon at O'Neill and the others)

Stop!
O'NEILL
Hey!

[The villager sees O'Neill's P-90, drops his staff and runs off. O'Neill, Daniel, Carter, Chaka and the other Unas run from the village. As they head towards the Stargate, Chaka stops.]

DANIEL
Chaka! It's okay! Chaka, ka nay. Friend.
CHAKA

(Looking at Teal'c)

Fre-end.

[They come to the clearing where the Stargate is. There are no guards around.]

O'NEILL
I thought you said the Gate was heavily guarded.
TEAL'C
The men may have gone to town to help put out the fire.
O'NEILL
Or we got an ambush here.

[One of the Unas runs out into the clearing.]

O'NEILL
Hey! Hey! Stop!
DANIEL
Keka, Chaka!

[Chaka turns to look at Daniel.]

DANIEL
Keka!

[Chaka nods, but continues towards the clearing.]

DANIEL
I think he understands why we stopped.
O'NEILL
All right. Fan out—cover them.

[O'Neill was right: it is an ambush. One of the Unas is shot in the back twice by a villager in a tree. Teal'c shoots him, and the villager falls from the tree. Another villager is hit O'Neill. Daniel zats a third man. Chaka attacks a fourth villager, until Burrock intervenes, pointing his staff weapon at Chaka.]

DANIEL
Chaka!

[Daniel fires his zat at Burrock, narrowly missing him. Burrock fires back, also missing. One of the other Unas jumps on Burrock, but he throws the Unas off, pointing his staff weapon at the Unas who is lying on the ground. Chaka shoots Burrock in the shoulder, then primes the staff weapon again.]

DANIEL
Chaka! No!

[Chaka shoots Burrock. He pulls the other Unas to his feet, picking up Burrock's staff weapon.]

CHAKA
A cha’ka.
UNAS #1
Chaka.
CARTER
We're all clear, Sir. Teal'c's dialling the Gate. We should hurry, there might be more men coming.
DANIEL
Chaka, come on, we're taking you home.
CHAKA
No na.
DANIEL
No na—home.
CHAKA
Aka.
DANIEL
No na.
CHAKA
Ko aka. Kek.
DANIEL
We did all this to save you.
CHAKA
Aka. Kek.
DANIEL
I don't think he ever intended to come with us.
CHAKA
Ska nat. Ka keka.
DANIEL
He thought he was helping us escape.
CARTER
So what does he want to do?
DANIEL
Stay and fight and free the others.
O'NEILL
Daniel, we didn't come here to arm them.
DANIEL
Well, they did that themselves. I don't think we're going to stop them.

[He offers his zat to Chaka.]

DANIEL
Ka keka.
CHAKA
Ska. Ka kek.

[Chaka takes the zat.]

CHAKA
A cha’ka.
DANIEL
Chaka.

[The Unas leave.]

O'NEILL
You just sent them out to start a war.
DANIEL
Well, it was his choice. I told them they didn't have to kill.
O'NEILL
You think he understands that?
DANIEL
They know what freedom is, and they are willing to fight for it. They deserve a chance.

FADE OUT

END CREDITS'

Transcribed by Carole for Solutions, 19 Oct 03

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