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7.07 "Enemy Mine"

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SG-1 are called upon to assist when a member of an SGC mining team goes missing in mysterious circumstances. Daniel and Teal'c find a familiar bony necklace which they recognize as the kind worn by Chaka. Daniel is convinced that there are Unas on the planet and he determines that the mining team is being warned to stay away.

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TEASER

EXT—P3X-403—SURVEY CAMP, DAY

[SGC personnel are at work surveying a site. Maj. Lorne walks from the entrance to a mine through the busy camp to the Command Post where he finds his C.O., Colonel Edwards, grimacing over a geological map and cup of coffee. The C.P. has lighting, computers, and neat shelving units stacked high with maps. More maps are scattered over the surface of a table.]

EDWARDS
God. Three months on this rock and I still can't get a decent cup of coffee.
LORNE
Core sample analysis still coming in, but so far? Highest concentration is 2.3 parts per million.
EDWARDS
2.3 parts? Major Lorne, we need enough naquadah to manufacture 303s. You know how big a battle cruiser is?
LORNE
It's pretty big, Sir.
EDWARDS
If we start mining these deposits right now, today, your great-grandchildren are still gonna be trying to pull out enough ore just to make one.

[Excitedly, Lt. Menard comes up to the table to make his report to Edwards.]

MENARD
Colonel Edwards?

[Menard salutes.]

EDWARDS
Menard.

[Edwards acknowledges by lifting his cup.]

MENARD
You're gonna want to see this, Sir. Latest sample analysis shows a concentration fifty times higher than anything we've seen so far and—and it's increasing as we go deeper. This could be the one, Sir.

[Edwards looks at the results.]

EDWARDS
Yeah. If this pans out, your great-grandchildren might just be off the hook.
LORNE
Yes, Sir.

[Edwards smiles.]

EXT—P3X-403 FOREST GEOLOGICAL SURVEY LOCATION, DAY

[Lt. Ritter writes down some readings. Survey equipment is set up around him.]

EXT—P3X-403 FOREST, UNAS POV, DAY

[The scene is viewed from the point of view of an unknown Unas. Everything is a greenish tinge.]

EXT—P3X-403 FOREST GEOLOGICAL SURVEY LOCATION, DAY

[Lt. Ritter takes readings with his theodolite. He hears a twig snap and looks up and around, concerned.]

EXT—UNAS POV

[The Unas watches Ritter as he moves over to the theodolite once more.]

EXT—FOREST

[Ritter is once more engrossed taking readings. A low growl is heard.]

EXT—UNAS POV

[Snarling, the Unas charges from the trees, swiping at Ritter and knocking him to the ground. Ritter cries out in shock.]

EXT—FOREST

[Screaming and clawing helplessly at the ground, Ritter is dragged into the forest by the unseen Unas.]

OPENING CREDITS

EXT—P3X-403, SURVEY CAMP, DAY

[Menard approaches Edwards as he and Lorne brief O'Neill, Daniel, and Teal'c.]

MENARD

(salutes)

Colonel Edwards?

[Menard hands over a report to Edwards. O'Neill is checking his sunglasses.]

EDWARDS
I'm glad you're here, Jack. We're not trained for search and rescue. And Ritter's been missing now for three hours.
O'NEILL
I assume he's got a compass and a radio?
LORNE
The planet has peculiar electromagnetic properties which make a compass useless and severely limit the range of our radios.
EDWARDS
He's a good man, and we need him back. Especially now we think we may have discovered a significant deposit of naquadah.
TEAL'C
How significant?
LORNE
Well, we won't know that until we complete our analysis.
EDWARDS
The Pentagon wants battle cruisers and F-302s. We find the rocks.
O'NEILL

And we find the rock
(he pauses)

finders.

[Daniel turns to look at Jack questioningly. Jack turns to him, pulling a deprecating face.]

EDWARDS
There you have it. Um, Major Lorne will show you where Ritter was last seen.
LORNE

Yes, Sir.
(to O'Neill)

If you'll follow me?

[Lorne leads O'Neill, Teal'c and the other men away, but Daniel's eye is caught by some objects protruding from beneath a tarpaulin which covers a crate.]

DANIEL
What's this?

[Daniel pulls back the tarpaulin. Lorne walks back towards him. Daniel is clearly annoyed. In the background, O'Neill and Teal'c watch Daniel.]

DANIEL

(upset)

Artefacts?

[O'Neill immediately walks over to Daniel.]

LORNE
Yes.
DANIEL
You found all this and you, you didn't contact me?
LORNE
We were going to.
DANIEL
They've been moved.
LORNE
Well, they were in the way.
O'NEILL
Daniel?

[He steps forward, placing a reassuring hand on Daniel's shoulder.]

O'NEILL
Go to your happy place.

[Daniel still looks very annoyed. O'Neill pats his shoulder and shoots a warning glance at Lorne.]

O'NEILL
Go!

[O'Neill walks away from Daniel, indicating with his hand for Daniel to stay and follows Lorne and the others out of the camp, glancing back to check on Daniel as he goes.]

EXT—P3X-403 FOREST—GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, DAY

[Lorne is looking through the scope of the theodolite where we last saw Lt. Ritter.]

LORNE
Lt. Ritter was recording elevations and mapping the surrounding area. When he didn't show up for chow, we got worried and went out looking for him, Sir. Uh, sent up a couple of flares, hoped he'd see 'em, get his bearings.
O'NEILL
Is it normal for guys to wander away from camp?
LORNE
Well, he might have been placing markers. You know, multiple sightings, some up to half a mile. You get turned around.

[Teal'c emerges from the tree line and joins O'Neill.]

O'NEILL
Teal'c?
TEAL'C
The ground is extremely firm, O'Neill.
O'NEILL
No tracks?
TEAL'C
Not in the immediate area. However, there is considerable damage to the underbrush moving off in several different directions.
DANIEL

(via radio)

Jack, come in?
O'NEILL

(into his radio)

Yeah. Go ahead.
DANIEL

(static)

I've got something you should see

[The transmission is garbled, fading in and out.]

O'NEILL
I'm not reading you. Say again?
DANIEL
I said, I've got something here you need to see.
O'NEILL

Alright. On my way.
(to the men)

You guys keep looking. I'll be back.

[Teal'c bows his head in acknowledgement.]

EXT—P3X-403 SURVEY CAMP, DAY

[O'Neill approaches Daniel, who is inspecting a piece of rusted mining equipment.]

O'NEILL
Whaddaya got?
DANIEL

Well, mostly mining equipment. Could be several hundred years old. Hard to date it 'til I get back to the SGC.
(he holds up a torture stick)

Remember these?
O'NEILL
Ever so fondly.

[Daniel touches it to the crate, and it emits an electrical charge.]

DANIEL
Still has power.
O'NEILL

(ironically)

Just keeps going and going.
DANIEL
I want to show you the truly fascinating part.

[He slides his hands across the length of a large yoke on top of the crate.]

DANIEL
It's a yoke. Capable of supporting or pulling great weight. Evenly distributes the weight across the shoulders. It predates the harness on Earth.
O'NEILL

(dryly)

Fascinating. Truly.
DANIEL
Well, I was getting to the truly fascinating part. It's, it's too big. Too heavy.
O'NEILL
Meaning?
DANIEL
Meaning it wasn't made for a human being.
O'NEILL
Who was it made for?
DANIEL
Well, it's too small for a four-legged animal. If I had to make a guess, based on what I know about the Goa'uld, I'd say it was made for an Unas.
O'NEILL

(heart-felt groan)

Oh.
DANIEL
Now, we know the Goa'uld used the Unas as slaves long before humans. They're predominately cave dwellers, incredibly strong and capable of working in harsh environments. Perfect labour for this kind of mining.
O'NEILL

This day just gets better and better.
(into his radio)

Teal'c, come in?

EXT—P3X-403 FOREST, DAY

TEAL'C

(into his radio)
Proceed, O'Neill.

O'NEILL
(via radio)

Find anything?
TEAL'C
We have not.

EXT—P3X-403 SURVEY CAMP, DAY

O'NEILL
Well, heads up. Daniel just found evidence an Unas might have been in the area.

EXT—P3X-403 FOREST, DAY

TEAL'C

(looks around at Lorne and the men)

Acknowledged.

EXT—P3X-403 SURVEY CAMP, MINE ENTRANCE, DAY

EDWARDS
Okay, let me get this straight. You want me to delay this operation because you found some shoulder harness?

[Edwards emerges from the mine entrance, Daniel hard on his heels.]

DANIEL
Yoke, actually. It's…
EDWARDS
That could be could be a hundred years old, built for a creature that probably disappeared or died off a long time ago.

[They reach a table laden with maps and reports. O'Neill is waiting for them there.]

DANIEL
It's not uncommon for Goa'uld to leave their slaves behind once they've lost interest in a planet.
EDWARDS
We've been here for three months. We haven't seen or heard anything like what you describe.
DANIEL
Maybe that's the way they want it?
EDWARDS
Look. Doctor, I've got the Pentagon breathing down my neck, I've gotta show some results.
DANIEL

(interrupting)

Colonel, you don't understand. Unas are territorial, and when provoked, they can be extremely dangerous.
EDWARDS

(to O'Neill)

Is he always like this?
O'NEILL

(matter-of-fact)

Yeah, pretty much.

[Daniel crosses his arms over his chest, frowning.]

EDWARDS
If these things really are here, do you think they had anything to do with, uh, Ritter going missing?
DANIEL
Yes, I do.
EDWARDS
Well, I'm not closing down this operation, that's for damn sure. But I do think we should bring in some extra troops, help secure the area.

[Daniel is unhappy with this suggestion.]

EXT—P3X-403 FOREST, UNAS FORBIDDEN GROUND, DAY

[Teal'c and Lorne discover what is clearly forbidden ground, with the remains of dead Jaffa ceremonially displayed on scarecrow-like scaffolds, acting as totems, and Unas bone necklaces placed on a rock. Teal'c lifts one of the bone necklaces.]

LORNE
What is it?
TEAL'C
The Unas wear these to prevent the Goa'uld from burrowing into their necks.

EXT—FOREST, UNAS FORBIDDEN GROUND, UNAS POV

Kor Asek pulls a branch away to see Lorne approach a mine entrance as Teal'c and the others wander through the area.

EXT—P3X-403 FOREST, REGULAR POV

[Unseen by the others, Kor Asek’s vantage point is concealed behind a tree. The Unas is mature, and its right eye is scarred through.]

[Lorne moves away from a mine entrance. He begins to look around, fascinated by the decayed bodies and armour strung up on the scaffolds.]

TEAL'C
I believe these figures are intended as a warning to stay away.

[Lorne walks on, turning at last to see a fresh corpse strung up like a scarecrow on one of the scaffolds. It is Lt. Ritter. Lorne goes over to him, utterly appalled. Teal'c joins him.]

TEAL'C
Lt. Ritter.

[Nauseated, Lorne turns away and vomits.]

EXT—P3X-403 SURVEY CAMP, DAY

[A body bag is zipped and stretchered away.]

EDWARDS

(briefing his men with O'Neill and Teal'c in attendance)

Alright! I want extra ammo for everyone. Keep your eyes open, and stay in radio contact!

[Daniel is standing to his rear, examining an aerial photograph displayed on a board.]

DANIEL
What are you intending to do?

[Edwards walks towards Daniel. In the background, Jack follows.]

EDWARDS
These things killed one of my men and strung him up like a scarecrow. What the hell do you think I intend to do?
DANIEL
Well, you may have unknowingly provoked them.
EDWARDS
We didn't even know they were here. How the hell could we have provoked them?
DANIEL

(indicating the aerial photograph)

If this mine extends as far as your estimates say, then this other entrance would be well within the tunnel network. It's an alternate entrance to the same mine. Now, it has to be something about this area, this mine. They don't want us here.
EDWARDS
The feeling's mutual.
DANIEL
Jack?
O'NEILL

(to Edwards)
Look, I know he can be a little…
(he pauses)

But he's usually right about this stuff.
EDWARDS
My orders are to determine the potential of this site as a mining operation. Until those orders are rescinded, I'm gonna do whatever it takes to ensure the safety of my people. So, are you going to help me secure this area, or not?

EXT—P3X-403 FOREST, DAY

[SG-12, O’Neill, Daniel, and Teal’c move cautiously on a sweep of the forest.]

DANIEL
This is a mistake.
O'NEILL
It's his command, Daniel.
DANIEL
He's never encountered the Unas before. He doesn't know what he's dealing with.

[Gunfire erupts. O'Neill and Daniel break into a run.]

EXT—P3X-403 ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST, DAY

[Unas are attacking SG-12, striking the men with clubs and claws, hurling them violently to the ground or slamming them into trees. There are roars of rage from the Unas and cries of fear and pain from the men of SG-12, peppered with sporadic gunfire. Some of the Unas are hit by the gunfire, falling with cries of pain.]

[Lt. Menard turns in confusion and is struck down by Iron Shirt.]

MENARD

(screams)

Aaarrrggghhh!

[Iron Shirt, wearing Jaffa armour, growls at Menard, then turns as another Unas is killed. It sees O'Neill leading reinforcements and gunfire breaks out again. Iron Shirt slips behind a tree, clawing at O'Neill as he passes. O'Neill is lifted from his feet by the force of the blow and falls heavily to the ground. Iron Shirt charges, O'Neill rolling to meet it but failing to fire.]

DANIEL

(raising his Beretta to fire, then calling out urgently)

Ka keka!

[The Unas jerks around to look at Daniel, stunned by hearing its own language.]

DANIEL
Ka keka!

[Iron Shirt turns back to O'Neill who raises his weapon but still doesn't fire. Iron Shirt looks again to Daniel.]

IRON SHIRT
Ska nat? Ka ko keka!

[He looks back at O’Neill again, then yells at those who have accompanied him.]

IRON SHIRT

(roars out to the Unas)

Benar! Benar ka cha! Benar ka cha!

[The Unas break off their attack immediately, retrieving their wounded and dead and dragging them away into the forest. As one Unas is dragged away, his bone necklace is left unnoticed on the ground by a tree, spattered with green blood. Teal'c, Edwards, Lorne and more troops run in to assist. O'Neill grimaces with pain as Daniel rushes towards him.]

O'NEILL

(motioning to Menard)

Help him! Help him!

[Teal'c follows Daniel over to the stricken Menard, the two of them checking his wound as O'Neill struggles to his feet.]

O'NEILL

(sotto voce)

God!
EDWARDS

(extremely aggressive)

My men'll take care of the rest of the wounded. They're on the run. Let's take 'em now!

[The Unas are heard roaring in anger and sorrow in the distance.]

EDWARDS

(agitated)

What's that? What are they doing now?
DANIEL
They're mourning their dead.
EDWARDS
This may be our best chance. Come on, we're not just gonna let 'em get away, are we?
O'NEILL
We're not gonna pursue an enemy into unknown terrain!
EDWARDS
Jack, you make it sound like they're capable of tactics, here.
DANIEL
We've had dealing with them before. They're far more intelligent than you think.
EDWARDS
I don't care! They attacked us!
O'NEILL
Edwards! We're not goin' in.
EDWARDS

(pointing at Jack)

This is my command! You are here at my request!
DANIEL
You're in charge of a mining operation.
O'NEILL
Your standing orders no longer apply! Now, let's take it back to SGC, and we'll figure it out there.
EDWARDS
Fine!

[Daniel and O'Neill exchange a sober look.]

EXT—CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, DAY

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[O'Neill sits on an infirmary bed . He wears a white hospital gown, his wounded shoulder in a sling. A nurse adjusts the shoulder strap of the sling as O’Neill cringes in pain.]

O'NEILL

(grumpily)

Ow! God! Get away!

[He pushes at the nurse. Carter approaches, passing Daniel who is by the bed.]

CARTER

(wincing)

How's the arm?
O'NEILL
Good. How's the science project?
CARTER

(slightly annoyed)

You mean my complete overhaul of the Gate diagnostic system?
O'NEILL
I guess that's what I mean.
CARTER
It's going well, Sir. Thank you for asking.
DANIEL
Uh, if we go back to this planet, you're not coming with us, are you?
O'NEILL

(looks down at his sling meaningfully)

It's doubtful.
DANIEL
Yeah. That's too bad. I was kinda hoping you'd take command of the mission.

[O'Neill looks at him questioningly.]

DANIEL

(to Carter)

Colonel Edwards has no experience dealing with the Unas.
O'NEILL
Nor you.

[Daniel shrugs mild acknowledgement.]

O'NEILL
He's an okay guy, Daniel. He's just under a lot of pressure.
DANIEL
Yeah, yeah. I, I guess I just spent a lot of time breaking you in. I just didn't want to have to start with a new colonel.

[Carter tries unsuccessfully to hide a look of amusement.]

O'NEILL

(slightly sarcastic)

It’ll be fine.

[Daniel nods, exchanging a quick smile with Carter before walking away. As Daniel reaches the doorway, O'Neill calls out to him.]

O'NEILL

Just try not to be…
(he hesitates)

sooo…

[O’Neill grimaces.]

DANIEL

(looking back)

What?
O'NEILL
Oh, you know.

[O’Neill starts to lie down. Carter and Daniel both wear puzzled looks as Daniel exits the room. O'Neill groans and sighs as he lies down on his wounded shoulder.]

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[Generals Hammond and Vidrine are briefing Col. Edwards.]

HAMMOND
Colonel, General Vidrine is down from the Pentagon. He's been put in charge of BC-303 production.
VIDRINE
We've read your report, Colonel, and we agree that the evacuation was warranted. Unfortunately, however, with the Prometheus stranded halfway across the galaxy, Earth is currently vulnerable to orbital attack. Now, if someone can show me another way to acquire naquadah, or can make a battle cruiser without it, I'm listening. Otherwise we've got to go back to P3X-403.
EDWARDS
With enough men and enough fire power, I can take care of your problem, Sir.
HAMMOND
Well, that's one way to address the situation. But we've dealt with these creatures before, and I can guarantee you it isn't going to be as easy as you think it is.
VIDRINE
Well, be that as it may, the Pentagon's position is quite clear on this. Col. Edwards will return to the planet and begin mining operations immediately. SG personnel will provide security on a continuing basis. Now, if this leads to hostilities...

[Daniel is hovering hesitantly in the doorway to the briefing room.]

DANIEL
It will.
VIDRINE
Dr. Jackson? I don't believe you were invited to this meeting.
DANIEL
Yes, General, I know. I'm sorry, but please, hear me out. I think the situation can be resolved peacefully.

[Daniel walks over to Edwards, facing Vidrine and Hammond.]

VIDRINE
How?
DANIEL
Well, we've been on this planet a long time looking for the best mine site. It wasn't until we encroached on this one particular region that the Unas attacked. I mean, can't we just mine somewhere else? Away from this one area?
EDWARDS
All the other mine sites we've surveyed have been void of significant deposits. This is the only site we've found, thus far, that might satisfy production quotas.
DANIEL
And if this leads to another dead end?
VIDRINE
Then we won't have a problem. But I'm not going to walk away from this until I know for sure.
DANIEL
Well, then, can we at least try to negotiate with them?
EDWARDS
They're animals, Sir.
DANIEL
They are not animals. They are intelligent beings with a sense of honour, and if you underestimate them, more will die on both sides.
VIDRINE
Who would negotiate on our behalf? You?
DANIEL
I can speak their language with a limited vocabulary, and I have a rudimentary understanding of their ways, but this has gone too far for me to handle myself.
VIDRINE
What are you proposing, Doctor?
DANIEL
I suggest we use Chaka as a liaison.
VIDRINE
Chaka?
DANIEL
He's an Unas we met on a different planet. Now, I've had periodic contact with him. He's made impressive progress in his understanding of us. Look, we've interacted with these beings before and lived. Chaka himself saved my life. This is their planet. We're the invaders. We don't have to provoke them. We don't have to kill them.
VIDRINE
Well, I'm sure no one wants that, Dr. Jackson.
DANIEL

(glances at Edwards)

Yes, I'm sure.
HAMMOND

(to Vidrine)

If the negotiations are resolved in the time allotted to determine the viability of the mine, you're giving up nothing by letting him try.
VIDRINE
Alright. You may proceed.
HAMMOND
Dr. Jackson? You'll contact Chaka and return him here without delay.
VIDRINE
One more thing, so that there's no confusion. If negotiations fail, and it comes down to us or them? I choose us. The use of deadly force is authorized.

[Edwards and Daniel acknowledge this grim pronouncement.]

EXT—CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, DAY

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

HARRIMAN
IDC received, Sir. Dr. Jackson, plus one.
HAMMOND

(in the Gate room)

Open the iris.

[The iris opens and Daniel steps through with an Unas. It is Chaka, more mature than when last seen, dressed in formal tan coloured robes.]

HAMMOND

(turning to the defence team)

Stand down.

[Chaka looks around warily.]

DANIEL
Chaka's never been in a structure like this before.

[He leads Chaka down the ramp. Chaka continues to look around him, growling a little.]

VIDRINE
Um.

[Chaka spins to face him, snarling.]

CHAKA
A cha'ka.
DANIEL
Um, a cha'ka is a greeting. In this case, he's, uh, he's saying 'hello'.
CHAKA
'Ell-o.

[Edwards snorts, eying Chaka with hostility and disbelief.]

[Chaka snorts in return, equally hostile.]

DANIEL
Um, I've had a chance to talk with Chaka. Over the past year, he's managed to accomplish some remarkable things. On the planet where Chaka now lives, humans used Unas as domesticated slaves. Chaka led an uprising, and…
EDWARDS
An uprising? You neglected to mention this before. How many people were killed in this uprising?
DANIEL
That's not the point. Chaka brokered a truce, and over time established a fragile, yet successful, peace between the humans and the Unas who were formerly their slaves. Now, if he could manage to do this, I know he could act as a peaceful liaison between ourselves and the Unas of P3X-403.
HAMMOND
Does he even want to help us?
DANIEL

I've informed him of what we need to do.
(smiling)
He's eager to meet Unas of other worlds.
(to Chaka)

Tar ma kan ko?
CHAKA

(grunting, he walks forward a little.)

'Uman 'elp Chaka. Chaka 'elp 'Uman.

EXT—P3X-403 SURVEY CAMP, DAY

[The camp is in ruins; crates and supplies are burning. Edwards surveys the damage, Daniel and Lorne either side of him.]

LORNE
Looks like the Unas had a little party while we were gone.
EDWARDS
You're right, Dr. Jackson. They're much more advanced than what I thought. They have command of fire. Major Lorne, as soon as this place is cleaned up, I want you to begin a resonance scan analysis of the lower mine shafts.
LORNE
Yes, Sir.
EDWARDS

(turning to Daniel)

Exactly how do you intend to find these Unas, Doctor?
DANIEL
I think Chaka will lead us to them.

[Edwards stares at Chaka, who is behind Daniel, looking around at the smouldering camp. Aware of the scrutiny, Chaka turns, snarling at Edwards, who is undeterred. Chaka moves towards him, bristling.]

DANIEL
Chaka.

[Chaka stops, but he and Edwards are staring each other down. Daniel hastily steps in between the two and faces Edwards.]

DANIEL

Colonel, he knows you don't like him. If you keep staring at him like that, he's going to take it as a challenge.
(turns to Chaka who is snarling)

Chaka, ka keka.

[Chaka looks at Daniel and Daniel nods. Chaka growls, but turns away.]

EDWARDS

Just keep him away from me.
(turning)

Hanson! Penhall! You're with them. The rest of you people! I want this perimeter secured. Antipersonnel and overlapping fields of fire! Move it!
DANIEL

(walking over to talk to Teal'c)

He's getting ready for a war.
TEAL'C
He has a responsibility to protect this camp.
DANIEL
Yeah, or he's looking for revenge for Lt. Ritter.

EXT—P3X-403, FOREST UNAS FORBIDDEN GROUND, DAY

[Chaka leads Teal'c, Daniel, Hanson and Penhall to the first of the scarecrow scaffolds, exploring it with hands and sniffing.]

CHAKA
'Uman ‘tatak?
DANIEL
Ka. No. We're not going to attack.
CHAKA
Tonok shesh. 'Uman ‘tatak.
DANIEL
He says that our weapons and the size of our group are alarming, create fear. It, it seems like we intend to attack.
CHAKA
Ka, Dan'al. Chaka ka cha.
DANIEL
He wants me to go with him alone.
CHAKA
Ka keka.
DANIEL
Unarmed.

[He diasarms.]

TEAL'C
You will be completely helpless.
DANIEL

(handing his Beretta to Teal'c)

I'll be alright.
TEAL'C

(earnest)

This is unwise, DanielJackson.
DANIEL
Look, we can't make contact with them if they think we're going to attack.
TEAL'C
Are you certain?
DANIEL

(sounding uncertain)

Yeah, yeah, I'm, uh, I'm certain.

[Teal'c reluctantly takes the Beretta, watching as Chaka leads Daniel away.]

EXT—P3X-403 UNAS ALTAR, DAY

[Chaka leads Daniel into a rock-strewn clearing in the forest, bordered by more of the scarecrow scaffolds with their rotting Jaffa corpses and a ceremonial altar, a stone circle before it on the ground. Chaka sits by the stone ring, set for a fire, while Daniel is drawn to the altar.]

DANIEL

Staff weapons, torture sticks, manacles. Symbols of pain and death.
(he notices Chaka by the firewood)

Chaka? Here. I've got a new toy.

[Daniel bends down to light the fire with his lighter.]

CHAKA
Aka.
DANIEL
You're welcome.

[Daniel puts the lighter back in his vest.]

CHAKA

(chanting)

A cha'ka, a cha'ka, a cha'ka
DANIEL
'Come sit by my fire.' Unas diplomacy.
CHAKA

(continues chanting)

A cha'ka, a cha'ka, a cha'ka
DANIEL

(Clears his throat)

Chaka? How long is this, um?

[Annoyed, Chaka breaks off his chant.]

DANIEL
Kel nok ma kan ska nat?
CHAKA
Nok.

[Chaka gestures skyward.]

DANIEL
Now?
CHAKA
Ka nok.

[He jerks his arm forward and gestures sharply again.]

DANIEL
Later?
CHAKA

(begins chanting again)

A cha'ka, a cha'ka, a cha'ka.
DANIEL
It will take as long as it takes. Okay.
He sits cross-legged at Chaka's side, settling in for a long wait.

EXT—P3X-403 UNAS ALTAR, NIGHT

[Chaka is still chanting while Daniel lies stretched out by the fire, idly tossing twigs into the flames, visibly bored.]

CHAKA

(chanting)

A cha'ka, a cha'ka, a cha'ka.

UNAS POV

[Iron Shirt watches Daniel and Chaka at the campfire and growls.]

REGULAR POV

[Chaka looks up, growling, sensing a presence. He snarls, and Iron Shirt, the Alpha Male of the P3X-403 Unas approaches from the tree line. His clan has surrounded the clearing. Daniel glances up and gets very still.]

DANIEL
Helloooo.

[Iron Shirt closes in on Daniel and Chaka, accompanied by his clan. They are hostile, snarling and making aggressive darts forward as Iron Shirt walks closer. Daniel and Chaka get to their feet to face him. Iron Shirt launches several feinting charges towards Daniel and Chaka, clearly attempting to intimidate them and building up to a real attack by the clan.]

DANIEL
I hope you know what you're doing!

[Chaka kneels, Daniel immediately following as the anger of the Unas escalates.]

DANIEL
Down? Good idea!

[Iron Shirt recognises this gesture of submissiveness, and his clan is silenced. Chaka glances up, snorting, then bows again. Iron Shirt moves in to join them. Chaka pulls out a Goa'uld knife and lays it on a rock by the fire as an offering. Iron Shirt accepts the gift, displaying it to his clan. He then pulls off a leather wristband and offers it to Chaka.]

DANIEL

(watching the action)

Trade?

[Chaka glances to Daniel then picks up the wristband. The clan react angrily, hissing and snarling, and Iron Shirt silences them sharply with an authoritative bark.]

IRON SHIRT
Aka.
CHAKA
A cha'ka. Te Chaka.
IRON SHIRT

(to Daniel)

Ta?
DANIEL
Um, a cha'ka. Te Daniel.
IRON SHIRT
Dan'al?
DANIEL
Dan'al's fine.
IRON SHIRT
Te Kor Asek zo!

[Kor Asek grunts rhythmically.]

DANIEL
Kor is iron? Asek?

[Chaka quickly gestures towards his arm and torso in explanation.]

DANIEL
Iron Shirt? The alpha male.
IRON SHIRT
Kel ko tar?
CHAKA

Tar 'uman.
(referring to Daniel)

'Uman ka nay.
IRON SHIRT
Kel ko keka?
DANIEL
Uh, yes, we brought death, but, but we wanna be friends. Uh, to preserve life. Ska nat!
CHAKA
Ska nat. Unas, Kor Asek, a Chaka, a 'Uman. Ska nat te.
DANIEL
That's right. We work this out we, we all win.

[Iron Shirt communicates with his restless clan.]

IRON SHIRT
Cho'ee'che, Chaka.

[Chaka shifts to a sitting position.]

IRON SHIRT
Dan'al.

[Daniel sits also. Chaka looks at Daniel and gestures for Daniel to invite Iron Shirt to sit.]

DANIEL
Cho'ee'che, Kor Asek.

[Iron Shirt lowers himself onto his haunches, snarling as he does so.]

DANIEL

(quietly, to himself)

Okay. Alright. Now we're talking, huh?

EXT—P3X-403 SURVEY CAMP, DAY

[Daniel and Chaka stride energetically into the camp to find Teal'c with Lorne.]

LORNE
Dr. Jackson? How'd it go?
DANIEL

Well, I figured out why they attacked us. It's this mine!
(he gestures)

It's sacred to them.

[He walks straight through Teal'c and Lorne who turn to follow him and Chaka over to the C.P. and Col. Edwards.]

DANIEL
Most of their ancestors were worked to death by the Goa'uld while they were mining it. They're scarred. It's a wonder they didn't attack us the minute we set foot on this planet.
LORNE
Doctor, look.
DANIEL
Now, I told them I'd speak to my superiors on their behalf. Sacred burial grounds are protected on Earth from industrial development. I think the same rule should apply here. We have to leave.
LORNE
We got the results of the resonance scan. The deposit is over 300 meters in length and almost completely solid.

[He shows Daniel the scan on the laptop. Edwards walks over to join them.]

EDWARDS
53,000 metric tonnes. We're not going anywhere.

[Daniel contemplates this news.]

EXT—CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, DAY

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[Hammond and Vidrine are listening to a broadcast from P3X-403. Daniel stoops in front of the MALP camera, Chaka visible behind him.]

DANIEL
My meeting with the Unas went well, Sir. Uh, they're reluctant to trust us, but I did manage to open up a line of communication.
VIDRINE
How many of them are there?
DANIEL
I only saw a medium-sized clan. I can't be sure. Why?
VIDRINE
We need to know if we're going to relocate them.
DANIEL
They'll never accept relocation, Sir. They won't understand it.
VIDRINE
Then it's your job to make them understand. If you don't, we'll have to go in there with tranquillisers and capture them.
DANIEL

(muttering to himself)
They're not animals.
(louder)

Look, I'm pretty sure Chaka and I can accomplish something. Just let me go talk to them again.
HAMMOND
You have twenty-four hours to convince the Unas to come peacefully, or they'll be forcibly removed.

[Daniel nods in acknowledgement, but still looks upset. He abruptly switches off the camera. The monitor reads 'Transmission Terminated'. Hammond and Vidrine look at one another soberly.]

EXT—P3X-403 UNAS ALTAR, DAY

[Daniel and Chaka are again negotiating with Iron Shirt.]

IRON SHIRT
'Uman ko keka onac. Unas ko keka onac.
DANIEL
That's right, that's right. We should not be fighting with each other. The, the Goa'uld are a common enemy.
CHAKA
Ka nay.
DANIEL
Ka nay. Friend, uh, clan member.

[Daniel gestures by clasping his hands together.]

IRON SHIRT
'Uman ka nay.

[He mimics Daniel's gesture.]

[Chaka nods.]

DANIEL
That's right. That's right. So...

[He opens a pocket on his vest and pulls out an energy bar.]

DANIEL
We're going to give you food.

[He takes a small bite out of the energy bar.]

DANIEL
'Uman ko nan Unas.

[He hands the bar to Chaka, who passes it to Iron Shirt. Iron Shirt sniffs it cautiously. Chaka nods approvingly. Iron Shirt tastes the bar. Iron Shirt purrs in pleasure.]

DANIEL
And in exchange we need this.

[He holds up a naquadah rock.]

IRON SHIRT
Kada.
DANIEL
Kada yes, we need kada to make war with the Goa'uld.
CHAKA
'Uman ko kada. Tonok tok onac.
IRON SHIRT
Kel?
DANIEL

How? Well, we make, uh ships out of it.
(Chaka and Iron Shirt are uncomprehending)

Um.

[Daniel does an aeroplane impression, complete with zoomie noises. The Unas grunt in annoyance. Chaka growls, shaking his head. Iron Shirt snarls.]

DANIEL
Right. Why would either of you know what a ship was?

[He looks around and gets up to go to the altar.]

DANIEL
Uh, this.

[He picks up a staff weapon.]

DANIEL
You know what this is?
IRON SHIRT
Kekata.
DANIEL
Kekata, yes. Uh, we can make kekata with this. Kada.

[He taps the rock against the shaft of the staff weapon.]

DANIEL
Now, with many kekata...

[He gestures at the collection on the altar.]

DANIEL
We can bring death to the Goa'uld.

[He taps a Serpent Guard helmet.]

DANIEL
The Onac.
IRON SHIRT
Ko keka onac?
DANIEL
That's right.

[Iron Shirt ponders the idea.]

EXT—P3X-403FOREST, DAY

[SG-12 are patrolling through the forest. Lt. Woeste hears a twig snap and freezes.]

LT. WOESTE

(into mic)

Hold.

[His team freezes, scanning the trees warily.]

EXT—P3X-403 UNAS ALTAR, DAY

DANIEL
'Uman a Unas ma kan nok.
IRON SHIRT
Kel?
DANIEL

Why? Because if we don't come to some sort of agreement...'Uman zo relocate you. Uh?
(He wiggles his fingers like feet walking and moves his hand from one place to another.)
Relocate.
(to Chaka)

Ta 'relocate'?
CHAKA
Shesh.
DANIEL
Uh.

[Daniel picks up some wood and shows it to Chaka in one place, on the left side of his body. Then he moves the wood to a place on the right side of his body and drops it.]

CHAKA
Ta ko ka cha.
DANIEL
Ko ka cha. 'Uman ko ka cha Unas ko no na. Away from your home.
IRON SHIRT
Ko ka cha Unas ka no na?

[Daniel nods.]

IRON SHIRT
Tok!
DANIEL
No, no, no. Defiance will only lead to Unas bloodshed. Ka tok. Um, 'Uman ko keka te. Keka Unas.
IRON SHIRT
'Uman ko keka te Unas. Unas ko keka te 'Uman.
DANIEL
No, you won't give us death. You can't win.
IRON SHIRT
A Unas naya tok!
DANIEL
All the tribes will fight? How many? Uh, kel ka naya?
IRON SHIRT
Soseka.

[He growls triumphantly.]

DANIEL
No. That, that's impossible!

[Chaka snarls angrily at Daniel. Daniel reaches for his radio.]

DANIEL

(into his radio)
Teal'c, come in? Teal'c, this is Daniel. Do you read me? Over.
(static)

Dammit! Um, uh, uh, uh, just wait here. Lota. Lota. Lota. Lota.

[Daniel jumps up and runs, Chaka following him. Iron Shirt stands to watch them go.]

EXT—P3X-403 FOREST, DAY

[Woeste is signalling to his men as Daniel and Chaka run through the Unas forbidden ground. Woeste is scanning the trees urgently, watched by an Unas.]

UNAS POV

[An Unas sees Woeste aiming his weapon into the woods, but that Woeste does not see him. At the base of a tree nearby, the Unas spots his bone necklace. It's the same necklace which fell during the earlier battle.]

REGULAR POV

[The Unas charges out to reclaim its bone necklace and Woeste turns, gunning it down. It roars out in pain as it falls.]

[Daniel and Chaka react to the burst of gunfire, then rush up to Woeste at the same time as Edwards. Woeste is standing over the fallen Unas.]

DANIEL

(despairing)

Oh, God.
EDWARDS
What happened? What happened?
LT. WOESTE
It was coming up on my position. It was attacking.
DANIEL
It was attacking?

[He looks around at the area and spots the bone necklace at the base of the tree.]

DANIEL

The necklace.
(He goes over and picks up the bone necklace.)

This bone necklace was precious to him. He was coming back for it, and we killed him.
LT. WOESTE
I didn't know
EDWARDS
No need to apologize

[Many Unas voices roar in rage, unseen among the trees.]

CHAKA
Ka tok!
TEAL'C
They are preparing to attack.
EDWARDS
Let 'em come. We're ready.
DANIEL
No, you're not.

[Edwards shoots Daniel a cold, angry look.]

EXT—P3X-403 SURVEY CAMP, DAY

[Trailed by Teal'c, Chaka and the men, Daniel and Edwards stride through the camp. The air is overwhelmed with a menacing roar from the unseen Unas.]

DANIEL
Colonel, we have to get out of here right now.
EDWARDS
I don't buy it.
DANIEL
Are you hearing this?
EDWARDS
A population that large would have been seen by aerial scans.
DANIEL
Unas live primarily underground in caves where aerial scans don't detect them.
TEAL'C
Our position will be overrun.
DANIEL
I was this close to working out an agreement with them. They just want to be left alone.

EXT—P3X-403, RIDGE ABOVE CAMP, DAY

[Iron Shirt stands looking down into the camp, watching Daniel and Edwards argue. He snarls.]

EXT—P3X-403, SURVEY CAMP, DAY

CHAKA

(reacts instantly to Iron Shirt's presence)

Dan'al!

[Chaka and Daniel turn to stare at Iron Shirt on the ridge above. He snarls again and behind him a thundering sound is heard. The SG teams take up defensive positions in the camp.]

DANIEL
Hold your fire!
EDWARDS
If they attack, we will defend ourselves!

[Iron Shirt is joined on the ridge by a horde of maddened Unas, lining up beside him, bellowing their fury at the men below. Daniel, Edwards and the others' eyes track along the ridge as the Unas pour out of the trees in unbelievable numbers. Their force is immense, stretching out the entire length of the ridge. The SG group realize they are hopelessly outnumbered.]

[Iron Shirt bellows out above the horde, silencing them instantly.]

EDWARDS
You're right, Dr. Jackson. Let's get back to the Gate.
DANIEL
No, it's too late. If we move now, they'll run us down.

[Snarling, Iron Shirt takes a leap. Then he begins walking down from the ridge into the camp, alone.]

EDWARDS
What's he doing?
DANIEL
I don't know.

[Lorne and the other soldiers are increasingly edgy and nervous as Iron Shirt draws closer.]

DANIEL
Don't do anything stupid. He's giving us a chance.
EDWARDS
A chance to do what?

[Iron Shirt walks over to Daniel, growling at him.]

DANIEL
To surrender.
EDWARDS
Surrender? Not possible.

[He keeps his weapon aimed at Iron Shirt.]

DANIEL
Don't do it, Colonel.

[Edwards slowly lowers his weapon. Daniel takes a step forward.]

DANIEL
Kor Asek, 'Uman a ta ka keka.
EDWARDS
What are you saying?
DANIEL

I'm saying we don't have to kill each other.
(He makes the same hand clasping gesture he did before.)

'Uman a ta a ka naya. We can be of the same tribe. A ka naya keka Onac. Together we can bring death to the Goa'uld.
IRON SHIRT
Tak!
DANIEL
Trick?
IRON SHIRT
Dan'al, cho'ee'che. 'Uman ko keka Unas.
DANIEL
He's saying that while we talk peace, humans kill Unas. He doesn't believe me. We have to show respect. We have to get down on the ground.

[Chaka is already starting to kneel.]

EDWARDS
On the ground? There's no way I'm gettin' down on the…
DANIEL

(interrupting)

Colonel, this is the way their social order works! We have to show submissiveness to show that we're not a threat, that we're not challenging them! We have to get down on the ground and that is all that we have to do.

[Daniel, Chaka and Teal'c lower themselves to one knee. Iron Shirt looks challengingly at Edwards.]

DANIEL
Colonel, everyone! Please!

[Edwards looks around once more at the vast force of Unas and then reluctantly kneels. All of his men follow his lead.]

[Iron Shirt looks at them all, accepting their gesture.]

IRON SHIRT

Benar.
(He turns to roar at his followers.)

A Benar! A tar 'Uman!

[There is a low rumbling from the Unas. Iron Shirt turns back to Daniel.]

IRON SHIRT
‘On-or.
DANIEL
Honor. He understands. Cho'ee'che, Kor Asek.

[He motions for Iron Shirt to sit.]

[Iron Shirt kneels before Daniel, who cautiously opens a vest pocket and takes out his lighter. Demonstrating with a twig, he shows a stunned Iron Shirt how the lighter makes fire, then places the lighter on the ground between them, offering a trade. Iron Shirt recognises the value of this gift, giving Daniel his precious bone necklace.]

DANIEL
Now we can negotiate.

[Daniel sits.]

EDWARDS
How long do we have to kneel?
DANIEL
As long as it takes.

[Chaka nods approvingly. Daniel smiles a little and nods to Iron Shirt. Iron Shirt growls back.]

EXT—P3X-403 SURVEY CAMP, LATER THAT DAY

IRON SHIRT
A cha'ka, Dan'al.
DANIEL
A cha'ka, Kor Asek.

[Daniel picks up the bone necklace and stands. He turns to consult with Edwards as Iron Shirt shows his lighter to Chaka.]

DANIEL
Well, I think we've got ourselves a deal.
EDWARDS
And what deal would that be, Dr. Jackson?
DANIEL
Well, we've agreed not to desecrate their sacred ground any more.
EDWARDS
We have?
DANIEL
And in exchange the Unas will honour their dead by helping defeat their ancestors' killers, the Goa'uld.
EDWARDS
And just how are they going to do that?
DANIEL
They're gonna work the mine themselves.
EDWARDS
What? Did you propose this?
DANIEL
No, actually, it, uh, it was Iron Shirt.

[They turn to see a thrilled Iron Shirt with a burning twig in his hand. Daniel beams.]

EDWARDS
Okay, let me get this straight. The Unas are going to mine this deposit and turn all the naquadah over to us?
DANIEL
That's right
EDWARDS

(sighs)

Can they, uh, work a jackhammer?
DANIEL
I think you'll find they're very intelligent and can learn. You treat them with honour and respect and, uh, and you're gonna find out what kind of allies they can be.
EDWARDS
O'Neill was right about you. You are a pain in the ass. But, well worth it.

[He pats Daniel's shoulder and nods.]

[Daniel smiles and nods before turning to join Chaka and Iron Shirt. Iron Shirt proudly displays his burning twig.]

IRON SHIRT

(deeply pleased)

Ah, Dan'al!

[Daniel nods acknowledgement to Iron Shirt and then looks at Chaka.]

DANIEL
Aka.

[Chaka bows his head.]

[Daniel smiles gratefully.]

FADE OUT

END CREDITS

Transcribed by Alison for Solutions, 01 Aug 03

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