9.18 "Arthur's Mantle" Transcript

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9.18 "Arthur's Mantle"

Episode Guide

Précis

During what was intended to be a routine mission babysitting members of the civilian International Oversight Committee through a PR visit to the Gamma Site, SG-1 and their party come up against something totally unexpected and deadly. A scientific experiment goes terribly wrong, unleashing the latest Ori plague to devastating effect.

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PREVIOUSLY ON STARGATE SG-1

EXCERPTS FROM 9.01 "AVALON PART 1"

INT—DANIEL'S OFFICE

[Vala, Daniel, and Mitchell talk at Daniel's desk.]

MITCHELL
Merlin? King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table? Merlin?
DANIEL
Yes.
MITCHELL
Was an Ancient?
DANIEL
I think so.

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[Daniel briefs Mitchell, Landry, Teal'c, and Vala on the Arthurian legend.]

LANDRY
What does this have to do with where this alleged treasure was buried?
DANIEL

(voiceover)

Certain threads point to the Knights of the Round Table gathering great treasures from the far corners of Arthur's domain and hiding them in a magical stronghold at Avalon.

EXCERPT FROM 9.02 "AVALON PART 2"

INT—AVALON CAVES

[Mitchell picks up the sword returns it to the stone, sliding it easily into the rock. Once replaced, the chamber fills with gold urns, vases, statues, goblets, coins, jewels and other treasures. Mitchell looks around.]

EXCERPTS FROM 9.08 "BABYLON"

EXT—FOREST, P9G-844, DAY

[Mitchell moves on his knees, grabs Volnek's staff weapon, turns, and shoots Volnek in the abdomen. (The staff weapon is smaller than the typical Jaffa weapon, but has the same type of fire.) Volnek falls onto his back.]

EXT—SODAN VILLAGE, P9G-844, DAY

TEAL'C

(voiceover)

All free Jaffa have always had the greatest respect for the warriors of the Sodan.

[Jolan and Mitchell spar in the Sodan training ring.]

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[The wormhole opens. Mitchell and Volnek stand at the base of the ramp.]

VOLNEK
Granting my freedom changes nothing, Mitchell.

[He walks up the ramp and turns around.]

VOLNEK
We will meet again.

[He enters the wormhole.]

END EXCERPTS

TEASER

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[Carter leans against a worktable tapping keys on her laptop. She looks very tired. The computer is wired to a four-tiered alien device that is also on the table. Mitchell approaches from the corridor outside and leans against the door frame.]

MITCHELL
You are still working on that thing!
CARTER

(guiltily)

Oh, hi.
MITCHELL
Did you sleep here last night?
CARTER
Of course not. I slept down the hall in my quarters.
MITCHELL

(in scolding tone)

Sam—
CARTER

(defensively)

This device was recovered from the cave under Glastonbury. Who knows what Ancient secrets it may hold?
MITCHELL
Well, obviously not you, or Doctor Lee who's been working on that thing for what, six months? I think it's time we let the eggheads at Area 51 take a crack at it.

[Carter grimaces as Mitchell points out their lack of progress.]

CARTER
Not yet! I—I'm actually making some progress here.
MITCHELL
That's what you said last night. And I'm hankering for hash browns, so let's go grab some breakfast!

[Mitchell starts heading out the door. Carter is distracted by a reading on her laptop display.]

CARTER
He-hey! This is interesting! This is the first time one of my verification scans kicked back a positive result.

[Mitchell pauses at the door. He fidgets as he slowly returns to her.]

MITCHELL
Does this mean I'm not getting my hash browns?
CARTER
It means this device is interactive. I'm reading an E.M. output that keeps fluctuating between high and low frequencies. I'm going to try to stabilize it.
MITCHELL
Sure. What have you got to lose?

[Carter types some commands into her keyboard. A small blue rectangle at the top center of the device glows and gives off a bright white light that encompasses Mitchell and Carter. Mitchell and Carter wince at the blinding flash. The light disappears, and with it, so do Mitchell and Carter.]

END TEASER

OPENING CREDITS

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[Mitchell and Carter wince and blink, still trying to readjust from the blinding flash of light.]

CARTER
You okay?
MITCHELL
Yeah, fine. What just happened?

[The center portion of the device gives off a softer orange glow now and projects several lines of Ancient text into the air in front of Mitchell and Carter.]

MITCHELL
Whoa. Nicely done. Can you read that?
CARTER

(shaking her head)

My Ancient's a little rusty.
MITCHELL
Right. We need Jackson.

[Both turn to leave. Lee enters the lab carrying some food on a tray, including a mug of coffee and a serving of blue Jell-o.]

CARTER
Hey, Bill, good timing! Take a look at this.

[Carter and Mitchell turn back to the display. Lee picks up the mug and the Jell-o and turns around with a smile. His smile quickly falters, and he looks around, confused. Mitchell notices his reaction and frowns. Lee stops by a laptop on another table. He sets down the coffee mug and presses a few keys.]

MITCHELL

(gesturing)

Yo, Doc, amazing discovery over here!

[Carter turns and notices Lee's confused reactions. She furrows her eyebrows.]

CARTER
Bill, you okay?

[Carter moves towards him. Lee continues towards Carter's station while still carrying the blue Jell-o. He walks right through Carter and heads to her laptop. Carter reacts with shock and feels her body after Lee has passed through. Mitchell jumps back in shock.]

MITCHELL
Oh! What the hell!?!

[Carter and Mitchell remain shocked as Lee glances at Carter's laptop and frowns. He puts down the dessert and leaves his lab, looking confused.]

MITCHELL
What was that?
CARTER

(worried)

I don't know.

[Mitchell tentatively touches Carter on the shoulder. She reciprocates. He pokes her harder. She shoves him back. He raises his hand in surrender.]

MITCHELL
Okay, you're solid.

[Carter looks at the device.]

CARTER
It's the device. By initiating it, we must have triggered some sort of localized effect.
MITCHELL
"Local" meaning you and me?
CARTER
Yeah. Try picking up that coffee cup.

[She points to the mug Lee left behind. Mitchell reaches over to pick up the coffee cup, and his hand passes right through it.]

CARTER

(sighing)

Oh boy. We need to find Daniel.

INT—SGC CORRIDOR

[Carter and Mitchell walk quickly down the hall. They consciously avoid the passersby so the personnel do not pass through their bodies.]

MITCHELL
"Out of phase." What does that mean?
CARTER
It means we may have shifted to an alternate dimension.
MITCHELL

(by rote)

And there are an infinite number of alternate dimensions.
CARTER
No, no, no. That's alternate realities.
MITCHELL
So when the other SG-1s showed up…
CARTER
Completely different problem. See, according to M-theory, that unites the five super-string theories, there are several spacial dimensions, eleven actually, that exist in parallel with our physical reality. Now, these higher dimensions—
MITCHELL

(interrupting)

No, I'll take your word for it. That was alternate reality. This is alternate dimension. Hell, all I need is a good time-travel adventure, and I've scored the SG-1 trifecta. Now, how is Jackson supposed to help us with this?
CARTER
Well, a similar thing happened to him a few years ago.
MITCHELL

(after a moment)

PX7-377! The crystal skull!
CARTER

(surprised)

You really did read every report from every mission we ever went on, didn't you?
MITCHELL
I was in that hospital a long time, and they were all riveting.
CARTER

(chuckling)

Anyway, when Daniel was out of phase, nobody could see him except for his grandfather, Nicholas Ballard.
MITCHELL

(realizing)

And because the same thing happened to Ballard in Belize, Jackson should be able to see us because we're all part of the same club.
CARTER
Right.

[Mitchell snaps his fingers.]

MITCHELL
Perfect.

INT—SGC LOCKER ROOM

[Teal'c wears a red tank top, workout pants, and sneakers. He removes a towel from over his shoulder, opens his locker door and throws the towel inside. Landry rushes into the room, still in his leather jacket and carrying a report.]

LANDRY
Teal'c, have you see Colonel Mitchell?
TEAL'C
I have not.
LANDRY
I'm going to need to talk to your team. SG-12 just got back from P8T-474, and it looks like we may have a timeline for whatever it is the Priors are planning. According to the natives, this "doomsday" the Priors keep talking about may be only days away.
TEAL'C

(bowing his head)

I will inform the others.

[Landry nods his head in acknowledgment and leaves.]

INT—SGC CORRIDOR

[Mitchell and Carter turn a corner and see Daniel walking straight towards them.]

MITCHELL
Jackson! Just the guy to help us with a little problem.

[Daniel does not look up. He continues walking, hands in pockets. He walks straight through Mitchell. Mitchell looks very uncomfortable after the experience.]

MITCHELL
Or not.
CARTER

(grimacing)

The dimension we're occupying must be different from the one he was shifted to.
MITCHELL

(annoyed)

Alternate alternate dimensions?
CARTER

(weakly)

Something like that, yeah.
MITCHELL
Okay. So, what do we do?
CARTER
We have to find a way to communicate with them.
MITCHELL

(irritated)

Any ideas?

[Carter opens her mouth to speak, but the klaxons start to blare.]

HARRIMAN

(over intercom)

Unscheduled offworld activation!

[Carter signals Mitchell, and both quickly move out of the way as Daniel runs past towards the Control Room. Mitchell and Carter jog after him.]

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[Daniel, Mitchell, and Carter join Teal'c, who is now wearing his black uniform tank top and fatigue pants, and Landry, who is out of his leather jacket by now. Harriman and another technician are at the controls.]

DANIEL
What've we got?
HARRIMAN
No IDC, sir. But I am receiving a radio signal.
LANDRY
Let's hear it.

[A garbled crackling sounds over the intercom.]

LANDRY
What's wrong with it?
CARTER
Sounds like harmonic distortion in the data stream.
HARRIMAN
I'm not sure, sir.

[Carter rolls her eyes as she realizes no one can hear her.]

LANDRY
Can you clean it up?
HARRIMAN
I can try, sir.

[A loud thunk is heard against the iris.]

DANIEL
Okay, that sounded like something hitting the iris.
LANDRY
Any way to know for sure what it was?
HARRIMAN
We can run some tests.
LANDRY
Do it. And get Colonel Carter down here to help unscramble that message.
HARRIMAN
Yes, sir.

[Carter raises her arms in frustration and sighs. She and Mitchell exchange looks as Landry and Daniel leave the room.]

EXT—CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, DAY

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[Harriman and the other technician continue to work at their stations. Carter hovers over Harriman's shoulder.]

HARRIMAN

(shaking his head)

I can't make heads or tails of this.
CARTER
That's because the filter coefficient has to be adaptive.

[She moves over to the other technician.]

CARTER
The filter coefficient has to be adaptive!
TECHNICIAN
Hey, wait a minute.
CARTER

(pleased)
There you go. Notice the slight variance in the output…Notice it…
(a longer pause, becoming frustrated)

Come on! Notice it!
TECHNICIAN
Never mind.

[Carter lets out a disgusted noise and moves between them again.]

INT—LANDRY'S OFFICE

[Daniel and Teal'c are reporting to Landry.]

LANDRY

(standing)

What do you mean, they're missing?
TEAL'C
They are not in their quarters, nor are they responding to any attempt to contact them.
LANDRY
Is it possible they aren't even on the base?
DANIEL
We checked the front gate. Neither of them signed out.
LANDRY
What about security footage?
DANIEL
We're reviewing tapes for both the labs and the cafeteria. But beyond that, well, there are…hundreds of cameras and hours of tape, so…
LANDRY
Then we'll screen them all if we have to. I want them found.

[Daniel and Teal'c leave the office. Mitchell, who has been there the whole time, remains behind.]

MITCHELL
Why am I getting that "Patrick Swayze in Ghost" feeling?

[Landry starts writing some notes.]

MITCHELL
General, we need a Whoopi.

[Landry pauses for a moment, then continues to write. Mitchell shakes his head in frustration and leaves.]

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[Landry, Daniel, and Teal'c (with Mitchell) join Harriman and the technician (and Carter).]

LANDRY
Walter?
HARRIMAN
We managed to clean up the message, sir.
CARTER

(snarkily)

Finally.
HARRIMAN
We noticed a slight variance in the output, so we ran it through a sequence of digital filters, and we came up with this.

[A garbled message begins to play through the speakers.]

SODAN WARRIOR

(over transmission)

Stargate Command…the Sodan. Please respond.

[Teal'c reacts with concern.]

LANDRY
Did he say "Sodan"?
SODAN WARRIOR

(over transmission)

…under attack. Many have fallen. We request immediate assistance.

[Staff blasts and cries of pain can be heard before the transmission cuts off. They all exchange concerned looks.]

HARRIMAN
And that's when we heard the impact against the iris, sir.
TEAL'C
General Landry, we should investigate.
LANDRY
Agreed. Assemble a team.

[Teal'c bows in acknowledgment.]

DANIEL
Sir, Colonel Mitchell's the one who should go. He's the one who knows the Sodan the best.
LANDRY
I agree, but Colonel Mitchell isn't here right now.

[Mitchell and Carter exchange resigned expressions.]

INT—SGC CORRIDOR BY ELEVATOR, LEVEL 28

[Lee exits the elevator as Daniel walks into it. Daniel's head is down, lost in thought.]

LEE
Oh, hey! Have you seen Colonel Carter?

[Lee stops the doors from closing. Daniel looks up in surprise.]

DANIEL
Hey, I was just coming to ask you the same thing.
LEE
Really? Because she left her laptop in my lab.
DANIEL
She did?

[Lee enters the elevator.]

LEE
Yeah, yeah. It's, uh, hooked up to that device that you picked up in Glastonbury.

[Lee presses a floor button. As the doors begin to close, Daniel dodges them and exits the elevator, a strange expression on his face. Lee stops the doors from closing and follows him.]

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[Daniel and Lee stand behind Harriman and the other technician as they review security footage of Lee's lab. The monitor shows footage of Carter leaning on the table by her laptop.]

LEE
There she is.
DANIEL
Fast forward.

[Harriman alters the tape and it fast forwards. They spot Mitchell approaching and leaning against the door frame.]

LEE
There's Colonel Mitchell.

[The tape continues to move at faster than its normal speed. The group watches as the events that occurred just before Mitchell and Carter became out of phase play out on the monitor. Just as Carter types some commands on the keyboard (when the device activated), the screen turns to static.]

DANIEL
What just happened?
HARRIMAN
Looks like the camera went offline. Probably a power surge.

[After a few moments, the security picture returns. The room is empty. They stare in shock at the footage.]

LEE
They're gone!
DANIEL
Okay, bring up the security camera for the corridor outside Doctor Lee's lab, sync them up to 8:16, and run them simultaneously.

[Harriman punches some commands into his computer. The monitor shows a split screen of the corridor and Lee's lab as Mitchell and Carter talk. While the lab screen becomes static, the corridor footage remains clear. No one enters or exits the corridor. The lab footage screen returns with Mitchell and Carter gone.]

DANIEL
Okay, if they didn't go through the doorway, how did they get out of the room?

EXT—FOREST BY TRANSPORTER, P9G-844 DAY

[The "Eye of the Gods" Ancient transporter activates and Teal'c and SG-12 appear, weapons at ready. Teal'c holds a weapon in each hand. The team spreads out in a defensive pattern.]

HADDEN
More staff blasts, just like back at the Gate.
TEAL'C
Indeed. A battle took place here as well.
HADDEN
The Sodan have been hiding here for thousands of years. The only reason we got their transporter codes is because Col. Mitchell won their trust. I doubt they would've given them to anyone else.
TEAL'C
And yet evidently they were attacked.
HADDEN
By who?

[Teal'c shoots Hadden a serious look before taking point. The team follows.]

EXT—SODAN VILLAGE, P9G-844, DAY

[The village is in ruins. Some corpses are scattered around. All the homes have been burnt out, fires still smoldering. SG-12 and Teal'c look around in shock as they approach.]

HADDEN
My God. Conway, Stevens, get back to the Gate on the double. Tell SGC we need med teams.
CONWAY
Yes, sir.

[Conway and Stevens move out. Teal'c moves ahead.]

HADDEN

(to McKensie)

Check the area for survivors.

[Hadden, Teal'c, and McKensie enter the village. They find more wreckage and several bodies scattered across the village. Teal'c checks the vitals for one Sodan.]

TEAL'C
Whomever did this knew well the most efficient way to kill Jaffa. Their symbiotes have been targeted. They were shown no mercy.

[They spot movement further away. Haikon is wounded and groaning. They move to him and kneel beside him, checking him over.]

TEAL'C
Haikon.
HADDEN
Pulse is weak.
TEAL'C
He will not survive long. His symbiote is dead.
HADDEN
Lieutenant, help me get him into one of these huts. We need to get some tretonin in him, stat.

INT—SGC CORRIDOR, NEAR COMMISSARY

[An airman walks by with a tray as a kitchen worker puts a tray of food into a serving cart. Carter and Mitchell loiter nearby. Mitchell points at the passing airman's tray.]

MITCHELL

Roast beef. The one time I can't eat, and they serve roast beef.
(shouting to kitchen worker)
Do you know how many times I've requested roast beef?!?
(to Carter)

This is torture.
CARTER
It's only been a few hours.
MITCHELL
You're not the least bit concerned about this? No one can see us or hear us. We can't touch anything, ergo no eating, no drinking, and I'm not going to speculate on the other bodily functions. If they don't figure out a way to get us back…
CARTER
They'll figure it out.

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[Lee has yellow tape and cones surrounding the worktable where the alien device and Carter's laptop are. He works at his station while Ronald manipulates a camera connected to a large pole. Landry and Daniel enter.]

LANDRY
What have you got, Doctor?
LEE
Well, we know that Sam was working on the device. We know the device does not give off any typical energy signatures emitted by Ancient transporter technology. This leads us to the conclusion that they disappeared without leaving the room.
LANDRY
How is that possible?
LEE
Miniaturization.

[Landry and Daniel exchange surprised looks.]

LEE
Don't panic. I have calculated the distance they could possibly travel on tiny legs designated by this roped off area. All we have to do is find them. Ronald, start with section 1-A.

[Daniel bites his lip and drops his head, and Landry looks over in disbelief.]

INT—HUT, SODAN VILLAGE

[Teal'c checks one last Sodan in the square outside before heading over to the hut. Haikon lies inside the hut, Lt. McKensie treating his injuries.]

TEAL'C

I was unable to locate any other survivors.
(softer)

What is his condition?
HADDEN
We don't know if the tretonin's going to take. Even then, his injuries are pretty severe. Without a symbiote…
HAIKON

(weakly)

Volnek.

[Teal'c moves to his side.]

TEAL'C
Haikon. Haikon. Fear not, brother. You are among friends.
HAIKON

(weakly)

Teal'c. Save yourself. You shouldn't be here.
TEAL'C
Tell me who has done this. Tell me who has caused this devastation.
HAIKON
Volnek. It was Volnek.
HADDEN

(incredulous)

One man did this?
TEAL'C
Why would he turn on his people? Tell me. Haikon…Haikon?

[Haikon loses consciousness.]

CONWAY

(over radio)

Major, come in!
HADDEN

(into radio)

This is Hadden. Go ahead!
CONWAY

(over radio)

We're under attack, sir. Requesting backup immediately!

[Staff weapon's fire can be heard over the transmission. Screams are heard before the transmission cuts off.]

HADDEN
McKensie, you stay with him.

[Teal'c and Hadden move out.]

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[The cones and yellow tape are gone. Lee stands in front of the alien device, running a radiation monitor carefully over every inch of it. Daniel enters the lab, stopping short and pointedly looking around at the floor before smiling at Lee.]

LEE
Oh, come on, it was just a theory. Anyway, if I'd been right, you'd all be calling be a genius right now.
DANIEL

(nodding)

Yes, but you weren't right. So, anything?
LEE

(placing earphones over his ears)

Ah, eh, nothing significant. Fairly, eh, constant power readings and, uh, slight traces of lepton radiation.
DANIEL

(visibly reacting)

What?!?

[Lee turns back to Daniel, unable to hear with the earphones on.]

LEE
What?
DANIEL

Lepton radiation?
(louder)

Lepton…

[Lee takes off the headphones.]

DANIEL

(voice lowering)

Lepton radiation?
LEE
Yeah, but like I said, only traces. I mean, there's nothing significant there.
DANIEL
Gotta go.

[Daniel races out of the lab.]

EXT—FOREST, P9G-844, DAY

[Teal'c and Hadden find Conway and Stevens lying on the forest ground, wounded.]

HADDEN
Stevens!

[Hadden checks the vitals for Stevens. Teal'c reaches the teleportation device, remaining standing and weapons alert as he backs towards the device.]

TEAL'C
This one is alive.

[Hadden races over. He pulls out a syringe from his vest and injects Conway.]

CONWAY

(weakly)

I never saw him. The shots came out of nowhere.
TEAL'C
No doubt Volnek is using a Sodan cloak.
HADDEN
We gotta get him back to the Gate now.

[Teal'c holds both his weapons in one hand and punches the controls. Nothing happens.]

HADDEN
What's wrong?
TEAL'C
The code is not working.

[Hadden grabs his weapon. Teal'c pulls open the panel. He looks at it briefly before closing it again.]

TEAL'C
Someone has removed one of the control crystals.
HADDEN
Then how're we supposed to get out of here?
TEAL'C

(worried)

We cannot.

INT—DANIEL'S OFFICE

[Daniel's worktable is covered with open books, many very old. Daniel studies three texts simultaneously, taking notes. Mitchell fidgets nervously nearby.]

MITCHELL
Come on, Jackson. Figure it out. I've already missed breakfast and lunch.

[Daniel hears footsteps and looks up.]

DANIEL
General.
LANDRY
Dr. Jackson. I just came from Dr. Lee's lab. Please tell me you have better news.
DANIEL
I've been going over some of the texts we recovered from the cave in Glastonbury.
LANDRY
And?
DANIEL
Well, a lot of them seem to make oblique references to Arthurian legend. For instance, the word "anawyn", which shows up several times, is I believe a variation on "annwn", the Celtic underworld where King Arthur journeyed in search of thirteen sacred objects…one of which was a cloak.

[Daniel hands Landry an illustrated book.]

MITCHELL
What, the picture of the guy with the big, billowing robes?
DANIEL
Said to render the wearer invisible. It was called the "Mantle of Arthur" and was kept at Bardsey Island by none other than our good friend Myrddin, whom we know better as…
LANDRY

(smiling)

Merlin.
DANIEL
Exactly.

[Landry hands the book back.]

LANDRY
I have no idea where you're going with this.
MITCHELL
Me either.
DANIEL

(speaking more quickly)

Well, it wasn't until Dr. Lee told me that he detected trace amounts of lepton radiation from the device that I was able to put it together. You see, the crystal skull that transported me to another dimension also released lepton radiation.

[Mitchell bounces with excitement.]

LANDRY
And you think the same thing happened to Col. Carter and Col. Mitchell?
MITCHELL

(excited)

You're damn right!
DANIEL
According to legend, the mantle makes the user invisible. Now, given what I've read and what's happened today, I'm guessing it wasn't literally a cloak at all.
LANDRY
It was the device we recovered.
DANIEL
It makes sense, sir. Medieval historians could well have attributed the powers of the device to a cloak simply because they didn't understand it. And they could have credited its recovery to Arthur, out of deference to their king, who was in power at the time. Now given what we know now, it seems much more likely that it was Merlin who actually built the device.
LANDRY
So why would Merlin build a device that could transport him to another dimension?
MITCHELL
Ooh, today's daily double.
DANIEL
Uh, yeah, tha-that's the part I haven't quite figured out yet.
MITCHELL

(wincing)

Close.
DANIEL
But at least it points to the possibility that both Col. Mitchell and Col. Carter may still be somewhere here on this base.

[Mitchell raises his hands like a referee giving the touchdown/goal sign.]

DANIEL

(continuing)

We just can't see or hear them.

[Daniel and Landry look around the room uncomfortably, wondering if Mitchell or Carter are there. To their view, the area is otherwise empty.]

EXT—SODAN VILLAGE, P9G-844, DAY

[Hadden looks into the hut. Haikon is still unconscious. McKensie has Conway hooked up to an I.V. and is treating his wounds. Hadden approaches Teal'c who is pulling a Sodan cloaking device off the arm of a dead warrior.]

HADDEN
We could make our way back to the Gate on foot.
TEAL'C
I do not believe that would be wise. The journey would take months, and the terrain is most treacherous.
HADDEN
There's not much for us, here. We're going to run out of supplies before long.
TEAL'C
General Landry will send an extraction team when we fail to report.
HADDEN
And they'll end up stranded here just like us.
TEAL'C
We have food for the moment, and we can build shelter. Perhaps when the extraction team arrives, we can repair the obelisk.
HADDEN
What about Volnek? He's still out there.
TEAL'C
Leave him to me.

[He turns to go. Hadden stops him.]

HADDEN
Teal'c. He took out an entire village.
TEAL'C
It is my understanding that those who use a Sodan cloaking device are invisible to everyone but each other.
HADDEN
So if you use that thing, you'll be able to see him.
TEAL'C
Indeed.
HADDEN
Didn't help that guy much though, did it?

[They both look down at the dead Sodan. Teal'c grabs his weapons and leaves. Hadden sighs.]

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[Daniel, Landry and Lee are gathered near Merlin's device. Upon closer examination, the tiers are made up of several buttons with Ancient symbols engraved on them. In this dimension, the device is dark, projecting nothing.]

DANIEL
Now, when I was out of phase, I could both see and hear everything that was going on around me. So it follows, if they're in the same situation, they're hearing what we're saying right now.
LANDRY
Except they can't respond.
DANIEL
Maybe they can. They just don't know it. Now, what does that look like to you? First reaction.

[He gestures to the device.]

LEE
A keyboard. Uh, except there's no visual interface.
DANIEL
Not here.
LEE
You mean it's on the…other side?
DANIEL
Well, it stands to reason that Merlin would want the device to be interactive on both sides, this and the alternate dimension. Now, the interactivity on this side is difficult to access. Now, I'm guessing as a type of safeguard against just anyone using the device.
LANDRY
But there'd be no reason to hide it on the other side.

[Lee and Daniel notice one of the keys on the device being struck rapidly in succession.]

LEE
Whoa! Whoa. Did you see that?
DANIEL
Oh, yeah.

[Mitchell stops pressing the key and pumps his fist before exchanging a high five with Carter. The device in their dimension still projects the Ancient text.]

MITCHELL
Yeah!
DANIEL

(loudly)

Sam? Uh, Mitchell? If—if you can hear me, uh, okay, let's call this button "yes" and this button "no".

[Before he's even finished speaking, the "yes" button is depressed. Mitchell follows by pressing the "no" button.]

DANIEL
Okay, uh, first question. Um, are you guys okay?
CARTER
Yes.
MITCHELL
Yep.

[Mitchell presses the "yes" key.]

LEE
"Yes." Oh, thank God. I mean, now we're getting somewhere.
DANIEL
Okay, um, besides the interactivity, is there anything else unusual on your end?

[The "yes" button is depressed.]

DANIEL
"Yes." Something connected to the device?
MITCHELL

(gesturing to the projected image)

Would you call that connected?
CARTER

(impatiently)

Yes, yes, yes.
MITCHELL
Yes.

[Mitchell presses the "yes" key. Landry nods in satisfaction at these results.]

DANIEL
"Yes." Is it some sort of display?

[The "yes" key is depressed several times rapidly.]

LEE
That's, uh, that's an emphatic "yes".
DANIEL
Okay, thought so. Um, can you read it?

[There is a slight pause, then the "no" key is depressed. Daniel slumps in despair.]

DANIEL
It's in Ancient, isn't it?

[The "yes" key is depressed several times, rapidly. Daniel sighs again before moving to the other table and grabbing a notepad and book. He pulls over a stool and sits.]

DANIEL
Okay, um, all right. Now, you guys are going to have to help me translate what you see, but you see, we don't know what pressing buttons randomly will do. So, we're going to have to stick with "yes" and "no" and just do it. One letter at a time.

[Mitchell and Carter exchange grim looks before sighing.]

LANDRY
This going to take a while?
DANIEL
Oh, yeah.
LANDRY
Just keep me posted.
DANIEL
Yes, sir.

[Landry leaves.]

DANIEL
Okay, um, first letter.

EXT—FOREST, P9G-844, DAY

[Teal'c walks through the forest. He pauses and notes some fresh sap on a young tree. He triggers the cloaking device on his arm and vanishes.]

[From Teal'c's perspective, the forest takes on a more monochromatic hue now that he is using the cloak. He raises his weapons and moves forward.]

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[Landry enters the control room. Harriman is at his station.]

LANDRY
Status?
HARRIMAN
Still no word from Teal'c or SG-12.
LANDRY
How long are they overdue?
HARRIMAN
Over an hour.
LANDRY
Tell Col. Reynolds to prep an extraction team. Have them ready to move out, ASAP.
HARRIMAN
Yes, sir.

[Mitchell has overheard the conversation and looks grim.]

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[Lee has moved over to the other work table. Daniel takes notes. Carter stands next to him.]

DANIEL
Okay, first letter, next word. Stop me when you see the right symbol.

[Daniel moves his finger across the open pages of his book, which is filled with the symbols of the Ancient alphabet. Mitchell enters the room.]

MITCHELL
How's it going?
CARTER

(sarcastic)

Fantastic. We've almost completed the first sentence.
MITCHELL
Listen, you think you'll be okay on your own here for a while?
CARTER
Sure, why?
MITCHELL
We've lost contact with Teal'c. Landry's sending SG-3 and 22 to check on him at the Sodan village. I figured I'd tag along.
CARTER

(concerned)

Offworld?
MITCHELL
Yeah, well Jackson was able to travel through the Gate when he was out of phase. So, yeah.
CARTER
Well, that's my point. You're out of phase. What do you hope to accomplish?
MITCHELL

(forcefully)

Sam, Teal'c could be in trouble. I want to check it out. No one can see me. I can't get hurt. I can gather intel that no one else can.

[Daniel reaches the end of the two pages.]

DANIEL
Sam, Mitchell, did you see it?

[Carter glances at Daniel before focusing her attention on Mitchell. Her jaw is set, and she glares at him, clearly unhappy.]

MITCHELL
Listen, I promise, I'll come back through the Gate when they dial to check in. I'll only be gone a couple of hours.
DANIEL

(louder)

Hello? You guys still there?

[Lee gets up, looking around in alarm when he realizes Daniel is not getting a response.]

CARTER
Cameron—
MITCHELL
Sam, Teal'c may need help, and I have friends among the Sodan. I'll be back soon. Promise.

[Mitchell leaves.]

DANIEL
Like, slap a button or something.

[Carter slams down a few keys angrily as she huffs in frustration. Lee moves back to his station.]

DANIEL

(surprised at the vehemence)

Okay, thank you. Um, okay, first letter, next word, and stop me when you see the right symbol.

[Carter directs her attention between the projection and Daniel's book.]

INT—FOREST, P9G-844, DAY

[Teal'c moves through the forest, still cloaked. He spots a downed warrior and approaches him, checking to see if he still breathes. He hears some twigs snapping and stands, alert. Suddenly, he is struck in the left shoulder by a staff blast. He dives to the ground. Volnek is behind him, and fires the staff weapon several times. Teal'c takes cover behind a large tree stump.]

[Teal'c suddenly stands and fires both weapons at Volnek, striking him several times in the chest. Volnek falls to the ground. Teal'c cautiously leaves his cover and approaches. After a few steps, Volnek opens his eyes and sits up with an animalistic snarl. He fires his weapon again, but Teal'c dodges, and it hits the tree behind him. Volnek's eyes are blood red around their irises, where they would normally be white. His teeth are corroded and his complexion mottled. He fires his weapon several times as Teal'c runs away from the blasts.]

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[The "yes" button on the device is depressed.]

DANIEL
"Yes." Okay. Next word.

[Daniel makes a note on his pad.]

LEE
That's it! My God, I finally figured out what Col. Carter did to trigger the device!

[Daniel looks over at Lee, glancing back at where he suspects Carter is before turning back to Lee again.]

LEE
I had to run a reverse scan on all the energy fluctuations that we've been recording, put them through a program designed to…anyway, I isolated the algorithm she used to synchronize the energy emissions coming from the device.
DANIEL

(totally lost)

What?!?
LEE
Don't you see? That means if I counteract Sam's algorithm from my computer, allow the emissions to return to their normal frequencies, that could well reverse the process.

[Daniel sighs and looks skeptical.]

LEE
Oh, just give me a second. This is brilliant.

[Lee presses a few keys on his computer. Daniel sighs and stands, recapping his pen.]

LEE
That should do it!

[Lee presses the "Enter" key on his keyboard. Daniel shies away from the blinding light. Carter blinks through the experience and watches with interest. Lee continues to study his laptop monitor. Daniel turns around and spots Carter.]

DANIEL

(nonplussed)

Sam.
CARTER

(grinning widely)

Daniel!
DANIEL

(ecstatic)

Bill, I will never doubt you again.

[Daniel turns back around to look at Lee. Lee turns from his laptop grinning, but his face immediately falls, dejected. He looks around and sighs.]

LEE
Oh, boy.

[Daniel is discomfited by Lee's reaction. Carter's smile falters.]

LEE
Dr. Jackson, can—can you hear me?

[Lee walks through Daniel over to Merlin's device and sits on Daniel's stool. Carter winces in sympathy as Daniel slumps in resignation.]

LEE
If you can, press this button for "yes".

[Carter presses the "yes" key. Lee leans on his hand and sighs in frustration. Daniel offers Carter a false smile as she sighs in despair.]

INT—HUT, SODAN VILLAGE

[Hadden guards the entrance to the hut as Teal'c approaches.]

HADDEN
Teal'c, you all right?
TEAL'C
It is a light wound.
HADDEN

(gesturing to Teal'c)
Lieutenant?
(to Teal'c)

What happened?
TEAL'C
I found Volnek.
HAIKON
Then you're lucky to be alive.
TEAL'C
Haikon!

[Teal'c moves to Haikon's bedside and they clasp forearms in the Jaffa greeting. Teal'c stays by Haikon's side as McKensie treats Teal'c's wound. Haikon sits up half-way.]

HAIKON
Others were not so fortunate.
HADDEN
He woke up a few minutes ago.
TEAL'C
What has happened to Volnek?
HAIKON
Ten days ago, he went to a neighboring world to acquire supplies for our village.

FLASHBACK

EXT—FIELD, UNKNOWN PLANET, DAY

HAIKON

(voiceover)

On the way back to the Chappa'ai, he encountered a Prior.

[Haikon, holding a staff weapon and rucksack, pauses as a Prior wearing dark robes approaches him. The Prior holds both an orbed staff and a Book of Origin.]

HAIKON

(voiceover)

He was told that the Sodan had committed unforgivable treason against the Ori.

[The Prior speaks to Volnek, then forcefully shoves his staff into the ground. The light from the orb flares. Volnek collapses to his knees, clearly in pain.]

HAIKON

(voiceover)

The Prior vowed that great ill would befall us, and then planted his staff into the ground.

EXT—SODAN VILLAGE, P9G-844, DAY

HAIKON

(voiceover)

Volnek returned to the village and told me of the encounter.

[Sodan go about their daily activities. Volnek and another warrior spar in the training ring.]

HAIKON

(voiceover)

We took the threat seriously, keeping a watchful eye on the Chappa'ai. Several days passed without incident until…Volnek fell ill.

[Volnek gets the better of the other warrior, but then collapses to his knees, breathing heavily and drooling.]

HAIKON

(voiceover)

He became irrational, incoherent. We isolated him and treated him with our best medicines. But his condition worsened.

EXT—SODAN VILLAGE, P9G-844, DAY

[Some Sodan look inside a hut. One is a girl pulled away by her mother.]

INT—HUT, SODAN VILLAGE

[Inside the hut, one warrior wipes at Volnek's brow while another holds down his feet. Volnek's arms are tied to the cot. He froths at the mouth, and his eyes are wild, like he has contracted rabies. He snarls with deep animalistic growls.]

END FLASHBACK

INT—HUT, SODAN VILLAGE

HAIKON

(breathing laboriously)

Yesterday, he broke the bonds that were meant to restrain him. Our finest warriors attempted to subdue him, but he killed them all with very little effort. He then turned on everyone in sight. His own brother, Jolan, was killed in the carnage that followed. Women and children fled to the woods, and Volnek followed them and slaughtered them all without mercy. To the best of my knowledge, I am the only one to have survived.

[Haikon tries to sit up better, but is too weak. Teal' pushes him to lie back down. McKensie continues to bandage Teal'c's arm. Hadden has listened to the story with concern.]

TEAL'C
Rest, brother, rest.

[Haikon falls back to the cot.]

REYNOLDS

(from outside)

SG-22, establish defensive perimeter.

[Teal'c and Hadden are startled.]

EXT—SODAN VILLAGE, P9G-844 DAY

[SG-3, SG-22, and Mitchell enter the village, looking around warily.]

REYNOLDS

(continuing)

SG-3, stick close to me.

[SG-3 raises their weapons at movement by a hut. Teal'c and Hadden exit, their own weapons raised. Both sides lower their guns as they recognize their comrades.]

TEAL'C
Colonel Reynolds.
REYNOLDS
Teal'c, what the hell happened here? Why haven't you checked in?
TEAL'C
The Eye of the Gods had been damaged.
HADDEN
We're trapped here. So are you.
TEAL'C
The Ori had a hand in what has transpired here.
REYNOLDS
The Ori?
TEAL'C
We have much to discuss. Come.

[Mitchell looks grave and slowly follows the others into the hut.]

EXT—CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, DAY

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

LEE
Okay, if you're still there, I've given it some thought and my guess is, it should be a simple matter of reversing the process. I'm on it.

[Lee moves back to his own computer.]

DANIEL

Is that supposed to be reassuring?
(he looks at Lee, then looks around)

Where's Mitchell?
CARTER
He went offworld with the extraction team.
DANIEL
What?!?
CARTER
He was convinced he could help Teal'c. I couldn't talk him out of it.
DANIEL

(snarkily)

Why doesn't that surprise me?
CARTER
There's no sense in worrying about that now. On the bright side, the translation will go a lot quicker now that you're here.

[Carter gives Daniel a bright, false grin. He returns it with a false smile of his own and a resigned shrug. Daniel then moves to the projection and studies it.]

DANIEL
Okay, this is interesting. It appears to be a log of some kind. Merlin was conducting research on some kind of new invention.

[Daniel raises his finger to one of the symbols, and the display changes. He touches it again to read more text.]

DANIEL

And it was something big.
(he changes the display again)

He went to great lengths to try and hide it. This device was invented for the sole purpose of keeping his research a secret. He needed a way to conceal it from…

[Daniel continues to change the display. His voice trails off, and he studies the text intently.]

CARTER
Daniel? Merlin needed to conceal his research from…?
DANIEL
His fellow ascended beings.

[Carter stares at Daniel in shock. He glances at her before continuing to read different displays.]

CARTER
But if he was ascended, he must have retaken human form to perform his research. I—I don't get it. What research could have been so important that it would have led him to give up his ascension?
DANIEL
A weapon. A weapon capable of destroying ascended beings.

[Carter stares at the display in surprise and takes a deep breath.]

EXT—SODAN VILLAGE, P9G-844, DAY

[Hadden and Teal'c stand by a cart. Reynolds approaches. Other SG team members patrol the perimeter.]

REYNOLDS
You hit him with two P-90s, and he didn't die. How is that possible?
TEAL'C
We have encountered something like this before. An Ancient device capable of reanimating dead tissue. Anubis used a similar technology to give life to his Kull Warriors.
HADDEN
I'm assuming there's no cure.
TEAL'C
The Volnek we knew is dead.
REYNOLDS
So how do we stop him…it…whatever?
TEAL'C
By destroying the body entirely.
HADDEN
Claymores.

[Mitchell has been standing by Teal'c's side, listening to the whole conversation.]

MITCHELL
Ooh, that's what I'm talking about!
HADDEN
We just plant two of them opposite each other, and run a trip wire right through the middle. Then all we gotta do is lure him in.
REYNOLDS

(sarcastically)

Piece of cake. While we're at it, maybe we can teach him how to speak Japanese.
TEAL'C
I will do it.
MITCHELL
What?
REYNOLDS
Teal'c, the kill zone is going to be huge. You're going to have to be awful quick to get out of it.
TEAL'C
Understood.
MITCHELL
No, no. Now, that's just crazy.
HADDEN
Let's at least wait for reinforcements.
TEAL'C
Waiting will only put the lives of others at risk. Volnek was clever enough to disable the Eye of the Gods. Undoubtedly the missing crystal is in his possession. The only way we can return to Earth is to retrieve it. And the only way that we can do that is by killing Volnek. There is no other way.

[Teal'c grabs his weapons and leaves. Mitchell spins around in a circle and follows him, clearly annoyed.]

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[Lee moves over to study the device before heading back to his computer. Carter watches him as Daniel stays focused on the Ancient display.]

DANIEL
Merlin believed that the Ori represented a significant threat to the safety of this galaxy, including the Ancients themselves, who refused to take any action to protect themselves against them.
CARTER
So he went ahead and developed the weapon anyway?
DANIEL
Well, he found a way of doing it without their knowing about it by shifting his research to another dimension.
CARTER
So, the weapon. Did—did he ever complete it?

[Daniel changes the display.]

DANIEL
Uh, see, this is all technical—way over my head. I wish you understood Ancient. These notes seem to indicate he completed the weapon here on Earth and then had to relocate it to…

[Daniel pauses and presses a symbol on the display. It changes to a new display with seven Stargate glyphs appearing amongst the Ancient text.]

CARTER

(brightening)

I don't need to know Ancient to understand what that is.
DANIEL
A Gate address to where he hid the weapon.

EXT—FOREST, P9G-844, DAY

[An airman hides a claymore under some foliage, checking the trip wire. Another airman does the same on the opposite side of the wire with another claymore. He rises and nods to Reynolds.]

REYNOLDS
Claymores are ready.

[Teal'c and Mitchell stand nearby.]

TEAL'C
You and your men establish a perimeter. I will lead Volnek into the trap.
REYNOLDS
You sure you want to do this?
TEAL'C
I am.

[Teal'c walks away, Mitchell following. Reynolds watches Teal'c go with concern.]

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

LEE
Okay.

[He glances over to where his friends must be, then huffs when he realizes he can't see them anyway. Daniel continues to read different displays as Carter glances skeptically over to Lee.]

LEE
Um, I'm going to try to make an adjustment to the algorithm. It's a bit of a long shot, but if I can get this to sync up, hmm.

[Lee presses the "Enter" key on his laptop. A clunking noise is heard and the projection display Daniel has been reading starts to shift erratically.]

DANIEL AND CARTER
Uh-oh.
LEE

(half a second later)

Uh-oh.

[Daniel and Carter spin around and look at Lee.]

LEE

(panicking)

Oh, no.

[Lee fumbles for a minute with his keyboard before picking up the phone and dialing an extension, clearly nervous.]

LEE

(into phone)

Um, hello. This is Doctor Lee. I, um, I'd like to speak with General Landry, please. Yeah, it's a bit of an emergency.

[Carter and Daniel slump in resignation.]

EXT—FOREST, P9G-844, DAY

[Teal'c cautiously moves through the forest, weapons at ready. Mitchell strolls behind him.]

MITCHELL
You know, there's a fine line between crazy-brave and crazy-crazy, my friend, and you are walking it. You realize he took out an entire Sodan village?

[Teal'c pauses behind a tree and activates the cloaking device. Teal'c's perspective shifts to the monochromatic vision of the cloak. He starts moving purposefully forward, Mitchell sullenly following.]

MITCHELL
You know, the last thing I need is for you to get yourself killed. Do you realize how long it'll take me to find a replacement?
TEAL'C

(calmly)

You worry far too much, Colonel Mitchell.

[Mitchell is startled. He moves directly in front of Teal'c.]

MITCHELL
Wha—? You can hear me now?

[Teal'c glances directly at Mitchell before moving past him.]

TEAL'C

(stoic)

And see you.
MITCHELL

(following, still shocked)

You're not surprised?

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[Landry enters the lab.]

LANDRY

(worried)

What is it? What's going on?
LEE
I'm not sure, but I may have, accidentally, drained a significant portion of the machine's power supply.
LANDRY
How significant?

[Daniel and Carter listen with concern.]

LEE
According to these readings, it—it could reach critical failure inside fifteen minutes.
LANDRY
And what happens to Carter, Mitchell, and Daniel?
CARTER

(to Daniel)

In all likelihood, we'll be permanently stranded.

EXT—FOREST, P9G-844, DAY

[A cloaked Teal'c and out of phase Mitchell walk through the forest.]

MITCHELL
So, we can see each other when you're cloaked. That means, if Volnek's cloaked, he'll be able to see me. All I've got to do is get his attention and lead him right back to Reynolds.
TEAL'C
I do not feel comfortable allowing you to shoulder all the risk.
MITCHELL
No risk. I'm out of phase, remember?

[Teal'c pauses and looks at Mitchell.]

TEAL'C
And you are certain you will not be injured?
MITCHELL
Absolutely. Hey, take your best shot if you don't—

[Mitchell is interrupted by Teal'c slamming his arm, still holding the P-90, through Mitchell's head. It passes through harmlessly, though would have seriously injured Mitchell if it was able to make contact.]

TEAL'C

(bowing)

Good luck, Colonel Mitchell.

[Teal'c moves off to take cover.]

MITCHELL
Hey, did you even think twice about that?
TEAL'C

(calling back)

I did not.
MITCHELL
Huh.

[Mitchell moves off into the other direction, jogging through the forest. Mitchell sees the forest in the vibrant colors of this dimension.]

MITCHELL
Volnek! Hey, Volnek!

[Mitchell looks around, but sees nothing.]

MITCHELL
Volnek! Where are you, homeboy? Come on out and show me some of those monster moves!

[The cloaked Volnek, moves from behind a tree, growling slightly. The forest and Mitchell appear in his monochromatic vision.]

MITCHELL
Oh, there you are. I was getting worried.

[The zombie Volnek aims his staff weapon and fires at Mitchell. The blast passes right through Mitchell's chest and strikes the tree behind him. Mitchell clutches his chest for a moment, then smiles and shrugs. Volnek tilts his head, confused.]

MITCHELL
Sorry, you gotta do better than that.

[Mitchell runs off. Volnek follows.]

MITCHELL

(still running)

Come on, big fella!

[Volnek pauses and fires his weapon again. It misses Mitchell every time. Mitchell continues to run through the forest, passing through trees on occasion. He arrives at the stump where the claymore is hidden and pauses in front of it. Teal'c watches from behind a tree and hides himself further. Volnek appears and Mitchell beckons him in a taunting manner.]

MITCHELL

(in Southern accent)

There you go. Come on, and get you some.

[Volnek growls and fires his staff weapon several times. They all pass through Mitchell and strike the stump behind him. Teal'c observes this worriedly. Mitchell grins as Volnek growls in frustration.]

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[Landry and Lee study Lee's monitor. Daniel reads the Ancient display.]

CARTER
We're running out of time.
DANIEL
Okay, I think I've got it. This looks like some sort of master control screen. Yeah, here it is. It's a—it's a button combination.

[Daniel's fingers hover over the keyboard, about to depress the keys before he curls them back hesitantly.]

DANIEL
If this works, what happens to Mitchell?
CARTER
I don't know. I mean, it's possible there's still a subspace connection linking him to the device.
DANIEL
And if there isn't?

[Carter furrows her brow and looks away. Daniel sighs.]

LANDRY

(to Lee)

Doctor!

[Daniel shakes his head and starts pressing the keys.]

LEE
Okay, I'm going to try to make an adjustment to the algorithm. It's a bit of a long shot—
LANDRY

(ominous)

You better be sure about this, Doctor, because if you make me disappear, there won't be a dimension safe enough for you.

[Lee gulps and nods. Both Lee and Daniel press buttons on their respective keypads. Daniel and Lee both press the final key at the same time. Landry sees a blinding white light near the device, and Carter and Daniel appear, wincing from the flash. They turn towards Lee and Landry with equally nervous and hopeful expressions.]

EXT—FOREST, P9G-844, DAY

[Mitchell pats his legs as if calling a dog to him.]

MITCHELL
Come on, don't give up. Come on! Come on!

[Volnek starts to move forward. Mitchell turns to run past the trip wire, but pauses, wincing as a bright light surrounds him. He stumbles and grabs onto the tree stump for support. Teal'c watches with concern.]

[The forest appears the vibrant color of this dimension as Mitchell regains his footing. He looks at his hand. It clutches a piece of bark that he broke off, and Mitchell realizes he's now back in the proper dimension.]

MITCHELL
Oh, crap.

[Mitchell spins around, but he is no longer able to see the cloaked Volnek.]

INT—BILL LEE'S LAB

[Landry and Lee smile in relief at seeing Daniel and Carter. Landry slaps Lee on the shoulder and moves towards the pair. Lee chuckles and turns to his laptop.]

LANDRY
You did it!

[Carter pokes Daniel hard. Daniel shoves her back.]

LEE

(studying computer monitor, puzzled)

No, actually I didn't.
CARTER
It was Daniel. He figured it out.

[Daniel shrugs and gives a self-deprecating smile.]

LANDRY

(looking around)

Where's Colonel Mitchell?
DANIEL AND CARTER
Oh.

EXT—FOREST, P9G-844, DAY

[Mitchell turns to run, but is blocked by an invisible force knocking him to the ground. Before he can rise, Volnek lifts him by the throat. Mitchell reaches out and gauges where Volnek's head should be, then punches out with his fist, connecting several times. Teal'c starts to move forward. Volnek tosses Mitchell aside. Mitchell lands in a crumpled heap by the stump. Volnek aims his staff weapon, but Teal'c shoves the weapon aside.]

[Volnek and Teal'c trade blows. Teal'c knocks Volnek back and fires several times with his P-90s. Volnek is rocked back, stunned. Teal'c drops his weapons and deactivates the cloak. He helps Mitchell up. They both run, carefully avoiding the trip wire. Volnek recovers from the gunshots and starts to run after them. He triggers the trip wire and the claymores explode. Mitchell and Teal'c are knocked flat to the ground from the concussion of the explosion. They slowly get up, stunned and sore.]

MITCHELL

(breathing heavy)

You know, the whole point of my coming here was for me to rescue you.
TEAL'C

(smiling)

You are most welcome, Colonel Mitchell.

[They both stand and look back at the smoke.]

MITCHELL
Now, let's see him get up from that one.
TEAL'C
Mmm. Unfortunately, we must now locate the crystal.
MITCHELL
What, you talking about this crystal?

[Mitchell holds up the crystal. Teal'c smiles and nods in satisfaction.]

MITCHELL
I took it off him during the fight. You know, if we hurry, we'll make it in time for dinner.

[Mitchell and Teal'c walk back through the forest.]

FADE OUT

END CREDITS

Transcribed for Stargate Solutions by Aurora Novarum, February 2006

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