7.16 "Death Knell" Transcript

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7.16 "Death Knell"

Episode Guide

Précis

When the Alpha Site is attacked by one of the SuperSoldiers, Sam Carter is caught in the crossfire. Tensions are high between Tok'ra and Jaffa and it appears one group sold out. While Daniel, Hammond and Jacob struggle with the two warring factions in their search for the traitor, Jack and Teal'c search the Alpha Site for Carter, missing in action since the attack.

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TEASER

PREVIOUSLY ON STARGATE SG-1

[Scenes from 6.09 "Allegiance"]

EXT—ALPHA SITE, DAY

[Jacob, Delek, O'Neill and Carter watch the Jaffa's camp.]

DELEK
This is a base of the Tau'ri. Why are there Jaffa?
CARTER
Rebel warriors.
DELEK
Jaffa who turned against the Goa'uld?
O'NEILL
Is that going to be a problem?
DELEK
Not for us.

[The Tok'ra and Jaffa face off against each other. O'Neill intervenes.]

O'NEILL
Somebody wanna tell me what's going on here?
JACOB
It's history. For two thousand years every time a Tok'ra died at the end of a staff weapon, a Jaffa was holding it.

[Scenes from 7.11 "Evolution Part 1"]

[A Super Soldier advances, firing on Teal'c.]

JACOB
This was obviously intended to be a new form of foot soldier.

[A Supersoldier is shackled without its helmet.]

SUPERSOLDIER
I serve Anubis.
CARTER
Basically he's got all the strength and healing powers of a normal Goa'uld, but none of the normal personality traits.
SELMAK
This being was not alive when it was first grown.
DANIEL
Frankenstein's monster.
SELMAK
Thousands of years ago a Goa'uld found a device originally created by the Ancients. With the device, we may be able to devise a weapon to counteract its life giving energy.

BEGIN CURRENT EPISODE

INT—LABORATORY ON ALPHA SITE

[Carter is working on a device as Jacob searches for something, becoming frustrated.]

JACOB
Where's the matrix crystal?
CARTER
Next to the primaries.
JACOB
I can't find anything in here. I had a system back at the old Alpha Site.
CARTER
The location of the old Alpha Site was compromised when Anubis used his mind probe on Jonas. You didn't really wanna hang around there did you?
JACOB
I just want to be able to work as efficiently as possible. Anubis' drones are kicking the crap out of the System Lords and we're next. This prototype should have been done weeks ago.
CARTER
It's done. It's just not… finished.
JACOB
Interesting distinction.
CARTER
Look, we only got Telchak's device a month ago. I'm surprised we were able to come up with something so quickly.
JACOB
In its current configuration, the weapon is only seventy percent effective at counteracting the reanimation technology.
CARTER
That's because the power unit you're using hasn't been properly calibrated. This one will be better.
JACOB
Maybe.
CARTER
Have you not had your coffee this morning?
JACOB
Selmak doesn't like coffee.
CARTER
You gave up coffee for your symbiote?

[Jacob nods.]

CARTER
I didn't know that.
JACOB
We never talk anymore, Sam.

[Carter sighs. An alarm sounds loudly, and a soldier rushes in through the door of the laboratory.]

CARTER
Lieutenant Glenn, what's happening?
GLENN
We're under attack. We just picked up Goa'uld ships entering the atmosphere. Colonel Riley has ordered immediate evac to Beta. We're bugging out right now.

[Carter and Jacob exchange worried glances.]

END TEASER

OPENING CREDITS

EXT—CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN COMPLEX, DAY

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[The klaxons are sounding and some technicians are preparing to send a MALP through. Hammond, Daniel, O'Neill and Teal'c watch from the Control Room.]

O'NEILL
What happened?
HAMMOND
Approximately 20 minutes ago, the approach of Goa'uld ships prompted an evacuation of the Alpha site.
DANIEL
Sam was doing research there.
HAMMOND
She and Jacob were working on a weapon designed to neutralize Anubis' new soldiers. At the moment we have no idea what happened to either of them.
O'NEILL
How many people got out?
HAMMOND
Casualty reports are still coming in from the Beta Site, but at least 90 people are still missing, including the base commander, Colonel Reilly.
O'NEILL
I thought the location of the Alpha Site was secret.
DANIEL
We brought the gate there in a Tok'ra ship. It's a completely new address.
TEAL'C
Yet evidently, somehow the Goa'uld have discovered its whereabouts.
DAVIS
Chevron seven locked.

[In the Gate room, the wormhole opens.]

DAVIS
Wormhole is stable, sir. No radio chatter.
HAMMOND
Send the MALP.
DAVIS
Yes, sir.

[The MALP goes through the gate.]

DAVIS
MALP is en route. Receiving MALP telemetry.

[He looks at the returning MALP video. It shows a pile of rocks.]

DAVIS
Sir, my instruments are telling me that the MALP is on its side.
HAMMOND
You still have camera control?
DAVIS
Yes, sir.

[Davis slews the camera around to show the Stargate open but sitting at an odd angle amidst the rubble.]

DANIEL
If the Stargate was knocked over and is lying face down on the ground, the forming of the event horizon would have excavated a cavity underneath it. The MALP came through, and fell into the hole.
HAMMOND
There is no way to know if the DHD survived the attack.
TEAL'C
If we were to bring an alternate power source we could…
DANIEL
Dial out manually.
HAMMOND

(concerned)

Possibly be under enemy fire.
O'NEILL
We'll be fine, sir. The gate dug the perfect foxhole.
HAMMOND
You have a go. Good luck, Colonel.
O'NEILL
Thank you, sir.

EXT—ALPHA SITE, DAY

[The gate deactivates revealing O'Neill, Teal'c and Daniel in the hole beneath it. They climb out of the hole using a ladder. They find the site has been devastated, with fires still burning amid the rubble. No buildings are visible.]

DANIEL
Wow.
TEAL'C
This destruction does not appear to be the result of an aerial assault.
O'NEILL

(putting on his sun glasses)

Single-radius blast.
TEAL'C
Quite possibly the self destruct, to prevent the Alpha Site from falling into enemy hands.

[Later, Reynolds' team, SG-3, arrives through the Gate.]

O'NEILL
So we'll split up, search for survivors.
REYNOLDS
Who could have survived this?
O'NEILL

(giving him a look and then pointing)

Start with the tree line there.
REYNOLDS
Copy.
O'NEILL
Move out.

[O'Neill, Daniel and Teal'c walk through some of the smoldering ruins of the buildings; Reynolds's team does the same in the opposite direction.]

TEAL'C

(staring at something on the ground)

O'Neill.
O'NEILL

(walking over to join him)

What have you got?
TEAL'C
This is the armour of one of Anubis' drones.
O'NEILL

(via radio)

Reynolds.
REYNOLDS

(via radio)

Go ahead.
O'NEILL
Be advised, we may not be alone here. At least one of Anubis' goons might have been on the planet when it blew. Use extreme caution.
REYNOLDS
Understood.

[Proceeding cautiously through the woods, Reynolds' team hears some strange noises and goes to investigate. They find some survivors hidden in the forest. There are Jaffa and Tok'ra as well as SGC personnel.]

GREEN
Colonel.
REYNOLDS
Major Green, you all right?
GREEN
I'm fine, sir. We got some serious injuries here.

[Several men are down and some Tok'ra are caring for them.]

REYNOLDS
Any other survivors in the area?
GREEN
As far as I know, we're the only ones, sir.

[Reynolds contacts O'Neill via radio.]

REYNOLDS
O'Neill.
O'NEILL
Go ahead.
REYNOLDS
We found twelve survivors but they're not in good shape.
O'NEILL
How bad?
REYNOLDS
Some can walk, but most need immediate medical treatment.
O'NEILL
Major Carter with them?
REYNOLDS

(looks at Green, who shakes his head)

I'm afraid not.

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[O'Neill is communicating with the Control Room via radio.]

O'NEILL
SG-3 is gonna need a little help to get the Gate back up.
HAMMOND
SG's 11 and 21 are assembling now, Colonel. I'll be sending them through momentarily. Unfortunately that means a delay before I can send any other resources to help with the search.

EXT—ALPHA SITE, DAY

O'NEILL
Getting the wounded out is our first priority, sir.

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

HAMMOND
Agreed, but if there are any other survivors out there, they may not have a lot of time.

EXT—ALPHA SITE

O'NEILL
Understood, sir. We'll keep trying.

EXT—ALPHA SITE, DAY

[Jack and the others are still searching. They spot Jacob trapped underneath a fallen tree trunk.]

O'NEILL
Jacob!

[Teal'c lifts the tree up off of Jacob's leg as Jacob moans. Daniel sees to his leg and prepares to give some first aid.]

JACOB
Anubis' drones..
O'NEILL
We know.
JACOB

(handing them the upgraded power unit he and Sam were working on)

Take this. It's not a hundred percent, but it's all we've got. It only has a few more shots. Sam has a fully charged power unit.
O'NEILL
Where is she?
JACOB
I don't know. I don't even know if she's still alive.

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[With the Gate open, the SG teams bring the wounded through on stretchers, including Jacob. Daniel is with them. Medical teams transfer the wounded to gurneys.]

HAMMOND
How are you doing?
JACOB

(settling onto a gurney)

It's nothing Selmak can't handle.
HAMMOND
Jacob, we need to know what happened out there. How did Anubis get the location to the new Alpha Site?
JACOB
I have no idea. I was with Sam when the self destruct went off. One of the drones was chasing us into the forest. George, if I survived the blast… you know that thing survived as well.

[Hammond exchanges a look with Daniel.]

HAMMOND
What about the prototype weapon?
JACOB
I gave it to Colonel O'Neill. But it's only semi-effective in its current configuration. The upgraded power unit was with Sam.
HAMMOND
And we have no idea of where she is?
DANIEL
She's still missing.
HAMMOND
Is there anything else we can use against these drones?
JACOB
Their armour is impervious to energy weapons, and regular firearms are useless.
DANIEL
What about the drones that were killed in the blast?
JACOB
Kinetic energy. An explosion of that size — they can't ignore physics.
DANIEL
Ah, so with enough kinetic energy..
JACOB
There would have to be a lot.
HAMMOND
How about a missile?
JACOB
That might do it… if you get close enough.
HAMMOND
Sergeant Siler, prepare a UAV with UCAV specs.
SILER
Yes, sir.

[The medical team wheels Jacob away and Hammond and Daniel exchange worried looks.]

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[Hammond is sitting down at the table; Major Green is standing before him.]

GREEN
Am I in some kind of trouble here, sir?
HAMMOND
The fact that the Alpha Site has been compromised indicates we've got a serious breach of security on our hands here. The Pentagon is demanding that I launch a formal enquiry immediately. Just tell me what happened, son.
GREEN
To tell you the truth, sir, I'm not entirely sure myself. I was still at chow when the alarm went off. By the time I made it to the command centre, Colonel Reilly had already ordered the evacuation.
HAMMOND
What happened to the Stargate?
GREEN
It was hit by an Alkesh bomber. We were cut off. That's when the drones landed in scout ships. They took everything that we threw at them and they just kept coming.
HAMMOND
So Colonel Reilly ordered a self-destruct?
GREEN
He knew there was some sensitive material on the base, sir. He stayed with the device so the enemy wouldn't have a chance to disarm it. He told the rest of us that we had one minute to make it to the tree line. I should have stayed with him.
HAMMOND
You were following orders, Major.
GREEN

(emotional)

Yes, sir.
HAMMOND
Can you tell me if there was any unusual activity at the Alpha Site in the last few days? Any unscheduled gate activations or unexplained signals?
GREEN
No, sir.
HAMMOND
What about the Jaffa and the Tok'ra?
GREEN
Well, they haven't been getting along very well, but there's nothing unusual about that.
HAMMOND
I want a list of all personnel — Human, Tok'ra, and Jaffa — who've come and gone to the Alpha Site gate in the last 48 hours.
GREEN
Yes, sir.

EXT—ALPHA SITE, DAY

[Teal'c and Jack are walking along a path.]

TEAL'C
Footprints.
O'NEILL
Standard issue from the SGC.
TEAL'C
Indeed. The depth of the impression is consistent with someone of Major Carter's size.
O'NEILL
There's another set over there.
TEAL'C
They seem to be much larger. Perhaps a drone.
O'NEILL
Yeah.
TEAL'C
Do you believe this prototype weapon will be effective against it?
O'NEILL
We'll jump off that bridge when we come to it.

[They keep moving.]

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Daniel is sitting next to Jacob's bed.]

DANIEL
So, uh, how's the leg?
JACOB
It's getting there, slowly but surely.
DANIEL
Oh yeah, slowly. The way you heal it'll probably take a day.
JACOB
You didn't come here to ask me about my leg. You want to know what happened to Sam.
DANIEL
Yeah.
JACOB
The base was under attack. We could hear the explosions getting closer… and the sound of scout ships approaching.

[Flashback to assault on the Alpha Site.]

INT—ALPHA SITE LABORATORY

[There are sounds of attack, and the building is shaking.]

GLENN
We have to leave now!
CARTER
Just give me a second.
JACOB

(speaking in the background from the present)

We had to download the weapon design into the matrix crystal and wipe the computer memory.
GLENN
You have the prototype!
JACOB
We can't leave this information for them to find!
GLENN
How much longer?
CARTER
Finished!

[A series of energy shots come through the door and kill Glenn instantly. Carter and Jacob take cover as a Supersoldier bursts through the door. Jacob stands up and shoots it once with the prototype weapon; it falls to its knees.]

JACOB
It worked!

[The Supersoldier stands up once more.]

CARTER
Not good enough.

[Jacob shoots the Supersoldier again and it falls down again.]

JACOB
Let's get out of here.

[They leave the laboratory, Jacob holding the weapon and Carter the charged power module.]

[End of flashback]

JACOB
The Stargate was hit; we couldn't get out. So we ran for the hills. The drone followed us. If Sam is still alive, it's still after her.
DANIEL
Maybe it's just hiding, waiting for a chance to go back through the Gate.
JACOB
Out of all the rooms on the base, why did it come to that lab? And why did it chase us as opposed to anyone else?
DANIEL
You think it knew about the prototype?
JACOB
I think that was the whole reason for the attack. Somehow Anubis knows we may have the only weapon in the galaxy capable of stopping his soldiers.
DANIEL
And Sam has the design.
JACOB
That thing won't stop until it finds her.

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[Siler is preparing a UAV equipped with two small missiles.]

HAMMOND
Sergeant Siler, report.
SILER
Ready to go, sir.
HAMMOND
Well done. I want it airborne now.
SILER
Yes, sir.
DAVIS
General, Medical reports that the leader of the Jaffa survivors is cleared for debriefing.
HAMMOND
I want to speak to him immediately.
DAVIS
Yes, sir.

[Hammond and Davis exit.]

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[Hammond is talking to the Jaffa leader.]

M'ZEL
I do not understand why I am being questioned.
HAMMOND
We need to determine exactly what happened.
M'ZEL
If you wish to know who betrayed the secret of your base, I suggest you ask the Tok'ra.
HAMMOND
Why do you say that?
M'ZEL
They are without honour.
HAMMOND
They're your allies.
M'ZEL
Then why will they not help us?
HAMMOND
What are you talking about?
M'ZEL
Even as we speak, Anubis is moving against the system lord Olokun. His drones are slaughtering the Jaffa that stand against them. They are dying for a hopeless cause.
HAMMOND
What does that have to do with the Tok'ra?
M'ZEL
We believe that they have a spy in Olokun's higher ranks. One who could get close enough to assassinate him.
HAMMOND
The Tok'ra keep us apprised of their ongoing operations. I have no knowledge of any spy in Olokun's ranks.
M'ZEL
Then they are lying to you as well. With their master dead, the siege would be over and Olokun's Jaffa would be free to join our movement.
HAMMOND
Out gate logs show that a group of Jaffa left the Alpha site less then 24 hours before it was attacked. You sent your own people didn't you?
M'ZEL
Yes.
HAMMOND
Have they reported back?
M'ZEL
They have not.
HAMMOND
If they were captured by Anubis—
M'ZEL
No Jaffa would succumb to torture.
HAMMOND
Anubis doesn't have to resort to torture. He has technology at his disposal that will allows him to simply read a prisoner's mind.
M' ZEL
When Heru'ur was killed, I was forced to pledge allegiance to the System Lord Apophis. The slayer of my master became my master. So it has been for all Jaffa for many thousands of years. But now we can choose to fight our oppressors, we can choose to be free. I ask only that the Jaffa who serve Olokun be given that same choice. If you allow me to go to the Beta Site to speak to the other survivors, I may be able to discover what happened to the Jaffa we sent.
HAMMOND
Very well.

EXT—ALPHA SITE, DAY

[Jack and Teal'c are still searching. Jack reports to Hammond via radio.]

HAMMOND

(via radio)

Colonel O'Neill.
O'NEILL

(into radio)

General.
HAMMOND
Status report.
O'NEILL
We found tracks, sir. They could be Carter's.
HAMMOND
What direction?
O'NEILL
East, up into the hills.
TEAL'C
The higher ground is a more defensible position.
HAMMOND
Understood, I'll have the UAV fly a search pattern in that area. Hammond out.

EXT—HILLS ABOVE THE ALPHA SITE, DAY

[Carter is sitting in the shade nursing an injured leg. When a drone walks towards her, she lies close to the ground as it turns in her direction. It walks past her.]

INT—HAMMOND'S OFFICE

[Jacob taps on the door and walks in. He has a cane in his right hand and is limping slightly.]

HAMMOND
Jacob.
JACOB
Any news on Sam?
HAMMOND
Not yet, but we have a UAV airborne and all available SG teams are searching. I don't know anyone tougher or more resourceful. She'll find a way out of this.
JACOB

(nodding)

How's the investigation going?
HAMMOND
I have been meaning to talk to you about that. Do you know anything about a Tok'ra operative within Olokun's ranks?
JACOB
No.
HAMMOND
According to the Jaffa, you have a spy in his inner circle.
JACOB
They're mistaken.

[The klaxons begin to sound.]

DAVIS

(via intercomm system)

Unscheduled off-world activation.

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[Hammond and Jacob go to the Gate room. M'Zel comes through the gate.]

HAMMOND
Did you learn anything at the Beta Site?
M' ZEL
Of the Jaffa sent to recruit rebels from Olokun's army, only one has returned. The fate of the others is unknown. Anubis has won a major victory. Thousands of Jaffa have been killed, and many of Olokun's commanders captured. The Tok'ra spy among them….
JACOB
That's impossible. If we had someone on the inside, I would have known about it.
HAMMOND
Are you sure?

EXT—ALPHA SITE, DAY

[Carter is running through the trees. She stops and sits against a tree to adjust the bandage on the deep gash on her leg. The Supersoldier is picking up a trail of blood. He comes across a body, but it isn't Carter. Carter gets up and keeps moving.]

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

HAMMOND
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter, Delek.
DELEK
I do not see the need to continue this investigation, General. The Jaffa have as much as admitted responsibility.
HAMMOND
All we know for sure is that some of the men they sent to recruit rebels from Olokun's armies didn't return.
DELEK
Because they were captured in Anubis' latest offensive. It is the most logical explanation.
HAMMOND
According to the Jaffa, a Tok'ra spy was also captured.
DELEK
We both know that Jaffa intelligence is not always as reliable as it should be.
HAMMOND
So you're saying you haven't got an operative in Olokun's ranks?
DELEK

(considering)

I am unable to discuss such matters at this present time.
HAMMOND
The terms of our alliance dictate full disclosure.
DELEK
In matters of joint concern.
HAMMOND
The security of the Alpha Site is a matter of joint concern.
DELEK
But the disposition of our operatives has no bearing on the security of the Alpha Site.
HAMMOND
So you claim.
DELEK
You have allies amongst the other nations of this planet do you not?
HAMMOND
Of course.
DELEK
Do you always practise full disclosure with them?
HAMMOND
We gave you shelter when you had nowhere else to go.
DELEK
Because you needed us. Just as you brought us Telchak's re-animation device because you needed our help to develop a weapon against Anubis' drones. But you are not always so forthcoming. There is for example your program to build and design hybrid ships using Goa'uld technologies. A program which the Tok'ra feels extremely unwise.
HAMMOND
We need those ships for the defence of Earth.
DELEK
And so you feel it is none of our concern. You see, General, it works both ways. You ask us to trust that your headlong pursuit of technologies that you don't understand poses no threat. But you fail to offer similar consideration when it comes to our policy on using covert operatives.
HAMMOND
Let me ask you something. How many Tok'ra from the Alpha site are still unaccounted for?
DELEK
Five.
HAMMOND
Do you know how many people I'm missing? Sixty-four. Believe me when I say I'm going to get to the bottom of this with or without your help.

EXT—ALPHA SITE

[Cater is still trying to elude the Supersoldier. She stops to drink some water from a lake. She's clearly exhausted. The soldier is on the opposite side of the water and starts firing. She heads back into the trees as it pursues her.]

INT—SGC VIP QUARTERS

[Delek opens the door to find Jacob there.]

DELEK
I've been expecting you. No doubt you've spoken to General Hammond.
JACOB
He says he asked you if we had a spy in Olokun's inner circle.
DELEK
Yes, he did.
JACOB
He asked me the same question. Of course I told him no, because only the High Council could make a decision like that. And since I'm on the High Council, I would know about it. Wouldn't I? Or is there something you want to tell me.
DELEK
If you have a concern, you can take it up with the Council yourself.
JACOB

(grabbing him by the arm)

Who do you think you're talking to?
DELEK
An interesting question. It seems I am talking to a human host.
SELMAK

(after bowing his head)

Make no mistake, Delek. I am still Selmak. And I was a leader of the Tok'ra before you had even taken a host.
DELEK
Maybe you've been a leader too long. The Tau'ri are unlike other humans in the galaxy. Their will has not been eroded by thousands of years of slavery. This can be a valuable asset, but it can also make them dangerous — particularly as hosts.
SELMAK
Jacob Carter has had no more influence on me than any other host.
DELEK
There are those of us who would disagree. You have allowed yourself to get too close to these people, Selmak. Your true loyalties are in question.
SELMAK
Do you speak for the entire Council?
DELEK
You still have your defenders. Although their numbers are diminishing.
SELMAK
So you did meet without me… and you did send an operative.
DELEK
And if you had known, would you have told General Hammond?
SELMAK
They have a right to know.
DELEK
We knew you would feel that way, which is precisely why you were not informed.

INT—HAMMOND'S OFFICE

[Jacob meets with Hammond]

HAMMOND
So Delek admits that this spy has gone missing.
JACOB
Yes. But the Tok'ra will never acknowledge that he could have been responsible for what happened at the Alpha Site. Tok'ra operatives have orders never to allow themselves to be taken alive.
HAMMOND
What about a sarcophagus.
JACOB
They take special precautions to ensure that the brain is not left intact. No revival is possible.
HAMMOND
This is all assuming the man wasn't taken unawares.
JACOB
The system isn't foolproof. But they won't admit that. The truth is, I don't think you'll ever find out for sure who was responsible for the leak. It could have been the Tok'ra or the Jaffa. It could have been both. Look, I've helped you as much as I can with this investigation, but right now I'd like to get back to the Alpha Site and join the search.
HAMMOND
I need you here.
JACOB
George I already told you, I'm out of the loop. They don't trust me anymore; they think my emotions are clouding my judgement. Which is a little ironic considering that I'm wasting all this time while my own daughter is out there being hunted by that thing.
HAMMOND
We have our best people on this, Jacob. They will find her.
JACOB
What am I supposed to do in the meantime?
HAMMOND
I just got a report from the Beta Site. The Jaffa are blaming the Tok'ra for what happened. There have already been several altercations. If I can't get the situation under control, I have orders to expel them all. Our alliance is falling apart. I need someone to bridge the gap, someone to be the voice of reason. I need you.

EXT—ALPHA SITE, DAY

[Hidden beneath some vines, Carter spots the UAV in the sky and uses her watch to reflect the sun onto it, revealing her position. Just as the sun is catching on her watch, the Supersoldier sees the UAV and shoots it down. Carter hides and he walks by her. Not far from Cater's position, Jack is paged through the radio. ]

REYNOLDS

(via radio)

O'Neill.
O'NEILL

(into radio)

Go ahead.
REYNOLDS
A UAV has been shot down in your area. It's four klicks away on a heading of three two zero degrees from your present location.
O'NEILL
We're on it.

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[Jacob meets with M'Zel.]

M' ZEL
Why have you asked me here?
JACOB

(nods at the guard to leave and he does)

You know what's happening at the Beta site?
M'ZEL
I do.
JACOB
We need your help to put a stop to it before it gets out of hand. You're a leader amongst the Jaffa. They'll listen to you.
M'ZEL
And what would you have me say? That they must continue to bear the arrogance of the Tok'ra without complaint? That they must be subservient to those who would sacrifice so many of their brothers?

[Jacob bows his head.]

SELMAK
For thousands of years, the Jaffa have been dependant on the Goa'uld because they need symbiotes to sustain them. But now there is a substance called Tretonin which can free the Jaffa from this dependence.
M'ZEL
I'm aware of the significance of Tretonin.
SELMAK
Are you also aware that countless millions of Tok'ra symbiotes died in its development? Including our beloved Queen, Egeria? The Queen from which all our lineage can be traced?
M'ZEL
I was not.
SELMAK
For the first time, the Tok'ra have fought side by side with the Jaffa and the people of the Tau'ri. And it has made a difference. More System Lords have fallen in the past seven years than in the 700 years previous.
M'ZEL
It is true that together we are strong.
SELMAK
And divided, we will die.

[He bows his head.]

JACOB

(sighing)

We cannot let the alliance between us end.
M'ZEL
Your words are wise, but my time at the Alpha Site has taught me some bitter lessons. I suspect that you do not speak for all the Tok'ra.
JACOB
No.
M'ZEL
Until the others feel as you do, reconciliation may not be possible.

EXT—ALPHA SITE, DAY

[Carter finds the UAV amidst some boulders. She begins working on it, removing part of it and taking the missile, placing it on top of the wing. She takes a piece of wiring from the UAV then opens the top of the missile.]

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[Hammond, Daniel, M'Zel, Jacob, and Delek are seated at the table.]

HAMMOND
Gentlemen, we've asked you here together because we need your help to keep the situation at the Beta Site from getting out of hand.
DELEK
I'm not sure what you expect the Tok'ra to do, General. We have suffered a number of unprovoked assaults.
M'ZEL
Unprovoked? You refused to help us and thousands of Jaffa died needlessly.
DELEK
Assassinating Olokun was never an option.
DANIEL
Why not?
DELEK
We had no way of knowing how many Jaffa would join the rebels. We could have been delivering an entire army into the hands of Anubis.
M'ZEL
They deserved the right to choose. Instead, they were slaughtered.
DELEK
We have been fighting the Goa'uld for thousands of years. You have no right to question our methods.
DANIEL
That's because you were alone for thousands of years. You have allies now.
DELEK
And what good has it done us? In the few short years we have known the Tau'ri, your tendency to provoke direct confrontation with the Goa'uld has resulted in the deaths of more Tok'ra than in the previous 100 years combined.
JACOB
I hate to admit it George, but he's got a point. When a human or a Jaffa dies in battle, more are born to take their place. The same can't be said for the Tok'ra.
DELEK
Our Queen Egeria, from whom all Tok'ra are spawned, is dead. Our numbers are dwindling. This alliance may simply be something we cannot afford.

EXT—ALPHA SITE, DAY

[The Supersoldier approaches Carter's MacGuyvered UAV, and she ducks down. Seeing her, he starts firing. She fires the missile, which hits him and explodes. O'Neill and Teal'c hear the noise and set off running. An exhausted Carter sits on a sandy slope. The Soldier unburies itself from the dirt and takes aim at Carter. Teal'c arrives and starts firing a machine gun at it, distracting it. Carter hides behind a pile of rocks at the soldier fires on Teal'c. O'Neill arrives and fires the prototype weapon at it, slowing it down. O'Neill kneels down next to Carter.]

O'NEILL
Carter I need the—

[She hands him the upgraded power unit.]

O'NEILL
Thanks.

[He places it in the prototype gun and fires. Two shots take the Supersoldier out.]

O'NEILL

(to Teal'c, tossing him the weapon)

Cover him.
CARTER
Is it…
O'NEILL

Yeah, he's dead… Right Teal'c, he's dead?
(Teal'c kicks the soldier, then nods)

Yeah, he's dead. You wanna get up?
CARTER
I just need to rest for a minute.

[He looks at her as she tries to catch her breath, then sits down next to her.]

O'NEILL
Come here.

[He puts his arm around her, and she rests her head on his shoulder as Teal'c looks down on the dead Supersoldier.]

EXT—CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, DAY

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

DELEK
First of all, we'd like to congratulate you on the recovery of Major Carter. We're glad to know that she is safe.
HAMMOND
Thank you.
DELEK
I have spoken to the High Council with regard to the situation at the Beta Site. The Council believes the best solution is for the Tok'ra to leave.
DANIEL
Is that really necessary?
DELEK
If this partnership were to continue, you would insist on full disclosure of all our covert operations, would you not?
HAMMOND
I'm afraid that's non-negotiable.
DELEK
In that case, we must refuse. Secrecy is our only weapon. It's all we've ever known.
M'ZEL
The Jaffa, too, will be leaving.
HAMMOND
I don't understand. With the Tok'ra gone—
M'ZEL
We are not leaving because of the Tok'ra. We are leaving because it is what we must do. On your base, you dictate the terms. We must consult you before we take any action. There are those among us who feel we simply traded one master for another.
HAMMOND
We're not trying to tell you what to do. We simply think it's important to coordinate our efforts.
M'ZEL
Unlike the Tau'ri or the Tok'ra, the Jaffa are still learning what it means to be free. In order to do this we must have our own bases. Train our own leaders, build our own communities. We must do this for ourselves or it would have no meaning. Only then can we be equal partners in any alliance.
DANIEL

(angry)

I'm sorry, this is nuts! My friend almost died out there so that we could get a weapon capable of stopping Anubis' soldiers. And now we're finally in a position where we can really make a difference, and you wanna walk away?
DELEK
I'm sorry, Doctor Jackson.
M'ZEL
This is how it must be.

[Hammond appears very concerned, and Daniel nods in resignation.]

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Carter wakes up to find Jacob sitting next to her bed.]

JACOB
Hiya kid. You were asleep for a long time. You gave me quite a scare.
CARTER
Sorry.
JACOB
Jack told me what happened. I'm proud of you. Look, Sam, I may not be able to come around this much for the next little while.
CARTER
What do you mean?
JACOB
Things kind of got screwed up while you were out there. The alliance is in trouble.
CARTER
I don't understand.
JACOB
You don't need to know the details right now. Let's just say we're going our separate ways for a while. If I stay with the Tok'ra, I can at least try to mend some fences.
CARTER
Are you sure?
JACOB
I'm not ready to give up on this just yet.

[He kisses her on the forehead.]

JACOB
Don't worry, I'll be back eventually.
CARTER

(upset)

I'll miss you.
JACOB
I'll miss you, too.

[Carter appears upset and worried.]

FADE OUT

END CREDITS

Transcribed by Alex for Stargate Solutions, February 2005

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