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(Four soldiers are sitting on duty around a table at the bottom of the ramp, playing cards.)
SOLDIER1: Oh man, his hand’s as lousy as his detail. Alright, everybody, ante up. (Looking to female soldier) That’s you too. (He deals) Seven to the duece, nothing there. Boss and the eight, nothing happening. Queen to the king, possible straight going there. Eight on the eight, and the Jack gets a boss, eight’s open.
FEMALESOLDIER: Aren’t you guys afraid of an officer coming down here or something?
SOLDIER2: Trust me, nobody ever comes down here but us.
FEMALESOLDIER: (Looking to the slightly billowing stargate cover) Does that thing always do that?
SOLDIER1: Do what?
FEMALESOLDIER: Whatever it is under the tarp, I just…saw it move or do something.
SOLDIER2: Probably the only thing it ever did was cost money.
SOLDIER1: Yeah and it looks like they ran outta that, they’ve been shipping personnel outta here for months.
FEMALESOLDIER: (Seeing tarp move again) I’m telling you, the thing is moving!
SOLDIER2: If you don’t have the straight, just fold.
She gets up from her seat and makes towards the gate.
SOLDIER1: (Agitated) Can we take that as a fold?
SOLDIER2: Just finish the hand, she’s out.
(The female soldier approaches the gate and starts up the ramp, it starts shaking suddenly, they hear a rumbling sound and she backs away down the ramp as it shakes along with the table where the other soldiers are seated. The jump to their feet, hands to their guns.)
SOLDIER3: What the...?
(The tarp flies from the gate and reveals the gate spinning and active.)
FEMALESOLDIER: I take it this has never happened before?
(Soldier Two goes to the red phone on the wall as the other stand ready at the base of the ramp. The gate activates – the kerwhoosh expands outwards and he drops the phone, the others falling to the ground as the gate billows out towards them. Soldier One passes out guns and they cock them, standing and waiting in front of the gate. The female soldier starts up the ramp.)
SOLDIER1: What are you doing?
(As she reaches the gate a ball drops through it to her feet, glows and seems to scan her bodily. It falls still and she bends down to touch it.)
SOLDIER3: What are you doing?! Don’t touch it!
(She picks it up, looking back to tem in cofusion. Then a serpent guard steps through the gate right on top of her, taking a hold of her round the neck and taking her gun. The other soldiers cock their guns.)
SOLDIER1: Hold your fire!
(More serpent guards come through the gate.)
SOLDIER1: Hold it…identify yourself!
(The last figure steps through the gate, his armour made of gold. He stands in front of his seven guards and reveals his face – a human face.)
APOPHIS: Jaffa! Kree!
(The guard holding the female soldier reveals his face, and Apophis turns to him.)
APOPHIS: Teal’c, kree!
(Teal’c drops the female soldier’s gun and passes her to Apophis roughly.)
FEMALESOLDIER: Get your hands off me!
(Apophis brings his hand up and a device emits a glow that latches on to her face, she becomes calm.)
SOLDIER!: Let her go!
(One of the serpent guards fires with his staff weapon and a fire fight ensues. Teal’c covers the female soldier with his body as the bullets bounce off the Goa’uld armour. Apophis sees one of his guards go down.)
APOPHIS: Kree! Jaffa! (He waves them back)
SOLDIER2: (Reaching for the phone desperately) We’ve got Jaffa down here we need…
(He is hit by a staff blast and goes down. All the soldiers are hit and go down. The base alarms have started sounding.)
APOPHIS: Tyger. A-lada spryng.
Interior, Base Corridors.
(Soldiers are running for the gate room.)
SOLDIER: Go go!
The Mountain doors close.
(General Hammond and the soldiers stream in and take position, all but Apophis, the female soldier and two of his guards are gone, one picks up the scanning device. The soldiers cock their guns.)
GENERAL HAMMOND: Hold your fire!
(Apophis’ eyes glow, his helmet goes up and they retreat through the gate, it dissipates.)
End of teaser.
Exterior, Outside Jack’s house.
(An officer gets out of his car and walks towards the house, he knocks on the door. A soldier accompanying him moves round to the side of the house.)
SOLDIER: Sir, there’s a ladder over here.
(They climb up to a tree house in the garden where Jack has his eye to a telescope pointing to the sky.)
SAMUELS: Colonel Jack O’Neill?
JACK: (Not looking at him) Retired.
SAMUELS: I’m Major Samuels.
JACK: Air Force?
SAMUELS: Yes Sir, I’m the General’s Executive Officer.
JACK: Want a little piece of advice Major? Get re-assed to NASA. That’s where all the action’s gonna be. Out there. (We see what he sees through the scope – a galaxy formation)
SAMUELS: I’m uh, I’m under orders to bring you to see General Hammond Sir.
JACK: Never heard of him.
SAMUELS: He replaced General West. He says it’s important. Has to do with the Stargate.
(Jack finally looks round, interested.)
Exterior, Mountain Base.
(We see Samuel’s car enter the base.)
(Jack is accompanied by an officer down to sub level 11. They walk down the corridor.)
INTERCOM: Tag team number nine to sub-level two vent shaft twenty four.
(Jack signs in at the desk and they head for a second elevator.)
OFFICER: We have to take a second elevator the rest of the way Sir, it’s a long way down.
JACK: (Entering the lift) Yeah I know, I’ve been here before.
OFFICER: Ah, of course.
(The lift descends and they get out, Samuels is at the end of the corridor.)
SAMUELS: This way Sir. (He indicates to a door)
(Samuels follows Jack and the officer takes his previous position.)
Interior, Hammond’s office.
(There are two knocks on the door.)
(Samuels and Jack enter.)
SAMUELS: General Hammond, Colonel Jack O’Neill.
HAMMOND: I can see that. Me I’m on my last tour. Time to get my thoughts together, maybe write a book. You ever think of writing a book of your exploits in the line of duty?
JACK: I’ve thought about it, but then I’d have to shoot anyone that actually read it. (Getting no response) That’s a joke Sir, most of my work over the last ten years was classified.
HAMMOND: Yes, of course.
JACK: Major Samuels mentioned something about the Stargate.
HAMMOND: Down to business, I can do that. (Standing) This way.
(They all leave the office.)
(A Doctor pulls back a sheet from dead Jaffa’s face.)
HAMMOND: Anyone you know Colonel?
DOCTOR: They’re not human.
JACK: Ya think?
DOCTOR: Best we can tell these slits are actually a pouch, similar to that found in a marsupial.
SAMUELS: Like a kangaroo.
DOCTOR: We haven’t done an autopsy yet.
HAMMOND: These people or aliens, whatever you want to call them…came through… killed four of my people and kidnapped another using advanced weapons.
JACK: Weapons Sir?
(An airman brings forwards a staff weapon and Hammond hands in to Jack.)
SAMUELS: We can’t figure out how they operate.
(With confidence Jack activates and them deactivates the weapon.)
HAMMOND: Seen one before I take it?
JACK: Yes Sir, (Hands the weapon back) but there are no creatures like this on Abydos. These people were human, they were from Earth. Ra brought ‘em there thousands of years ago.
HAMMOND: I know all about that, but your report said this Ra was in fact some kind of alien that lived inside a human body.
JACK: Yeah his eyes glowed, that was our first clue.
HAMMOND: Are you sure he’s dead Colonel?
JACK: Unless he could survive a tactical nuclear warhead blowing up in his face, positive. Why?
HAMMOND: These people, or whatever they are, were guarding another man who retreated back through the Stargate. I got a good look at his eyes Colonel. They glowed.
(Hammond, Jack and Samuels are walking.)
HAMMOND: How do you feel about the Stargate mission after all this time Colonel?
JACK: How do you mean?
HAMMOND: Well it’s been over a year, has your perspective changed?
JACK: Well Sir I… (He sees Ferretti and Kawalsky through a door)
(They enter Hammond’s office again.)
JACK: Was that…?
HAMMOND: Kawalsky and Ferretti yes, they were under your command on the first Stargate mission. (Jack sees his men led into an adjoining room though a window) Tell me about Daniel Jackson, Colonel.
JACK: Why are they questioning my men?
HAMMOND: They’re not your men anymore Colonel, you retired. Daniel Jackson.
JACK: You read the report?
JACK: It’s all there.
SAMUELS: Is it?
JACK: What’s this all about General?
HAMMOND: You didn’t like Daniel Jackson did you?
JACK: Daniel was a scientist. He sneezed a lot. Basically he was a geek Sir.
SAMUELS: So you didn’t have a lot of time for him.
JACK: I didn’t say that, he also saved my life and found the way home for my men and me, little thing like that kinda makes a person grow on ya, know what I mean?
HAMMOND: According to the mission brief your orders were to go through the Stargate to detect any possible threat to earth and if found, to detonate a nuclear devise and destroy the gate on the other side.
SAMUELS: But that’s not what you did is it?
JACK: Not right away. Ra’s forces overpowered my team and took the weapon before I could arm it.
SAMUELS: But with Doctor Daniel’s help you eventually regained control and did in fact detonate the weapon. Yes?
HAMMOND: So to the best of your knowledge Daniel Jackson and everyone else you knew on Abydos is dead, correct?
JACK: That’s correct.
HAMMOND: Good. (He rises from his seat) Then you won’t mind if I authorise a go ahead on our plan.
(They leave the office.)
HAMMOND: This quartz material the Stargates are made of, must be tough stuff if it can withstand a Mark 3.
JACK: Well we sent a robot probe through after we got back Sir, it was flattened on the other end. Obviously the Abydos Stargate had been buried in the rubble.
(They enter the Gateroom.)
HAMMOND: Well somehow it got unburied.
(There is a bomb being prepped at the bottom of the Stargate ramp.)
JACK: Oh my God. You’re sending another bomb?
HAMMOND: Mark 5 this time. If these creatures did reopen the Abydos gate we intend to reseal it for good.
JACK: General, you can’t do that.
HAMMOND: Countdown’s already started. Unless you have something to add.
JACK: (After a long pause) General Hammond…Sir. I regret to inform you that my report was not entirely accurate.
HAMMOND: You didn’t detonate the bomb.
JACK: No I did detonate the bomb Sir and it was aboard Ra’s spacecraft so it did kill him and eliminate the risk to Earth.
JACK: However…Ra’s ship was in orbit above the planet at the time, neither the gate nor anything else on the planet was destroyed. Daniel Jackson is alive and living with the people on Abydos.
HAMMOND: You violated direct orders why?
JACK: Because the people of Abydos are no threat to us, they deserve to be left alone.
HAMMOND: That’s not up to you.
JACK: With all due respect Sir..if I’d come back here and reported the gate on the other side was still intact we would have sent another bomb, just like you were about to. It wasn’t necessary to let those people die. The threat from Ra was gone.
SAMUELS: What about the probe we sent through? It was crushed instantly.
JACK: After we came home Daniel buried the gate in rocks making my return or anybody else’s impossible.
HAMMOND: Those four bodies lying in the infirmary say otherwise Airman.
HAMMOND: (After a thoughtful pause) We’ll send the bomb through on schedule.
JACK: General you can’t do that!
HAMMOND: Oh I can’t?
JACK: There are innocent people on that planet.
HAMMOND: There are innocent people here! I have my orders too Colonel, I obey mine. Take Colonel O’Neill to the holding room, let’s give him some time to think about things while I decide what to do with him. (As he leaves) Sergeant…
(Two officers flank Jack and he walks off between them.)
Interior, Holding room.
(Jack is led inside and the door is shut. Kawalski rises from one of the bunks and salutes crisply.)
KAWALSKI: Colonel O’Neill Sir.
JACK: I’m retired Kawalski, lose the salute.
(Kawalski drops his hand and shakes Jack’s hand, smiling.)
KAWALSKI: Me and Ferretti didn’t tell them anything.
JACK: I appreciate that.
KAWALSKI: Hey those kids on Abydos saved my life too. (He motions to the table and chairs in the room)
JACK: Yeah, the kids. (They sit)
KAWALSKI: They’re the whole reason they kept the secret, right?
KAWALSKI: That one kid idolised you, remember him? Weird name…what was it?
KAWALSKI: Right. Remember how he was always saluting you?
JACK: Yeah, my kid used to do that when he was little, Skarra kinda reminded me of him.
KAWALSKI: Oh man Colonel, you and me went through that whole mission together, I never even knew you had a son.
JACK: Well he died. Just before the Abydos mission.
KAWALSKI: I’m sorry Sir, I had no idea.
The door opens and they stand as Hammond walks in.
HAMMOND: How many people did you say were on Abydos?
JACK: That we saw, maybe five thousand. Does this mean you’re reconsidering sending the bomb Sir?
HAMMOND: It means I’m open to suggestions.
JACK: General, let me take a team through that gate, we’ll find out who those aliens are, Kawalski and I have been there before we know the lay of the land, we know the people.
HAMMOND: You think you do, Daniel could be dead, you don’t know what you’d be waking into.
JACK: Sir, there is one way to find out.
HAMMOND: Right, we’ll have the prototype probe shipped from MIT.
JACK: General we don’t need that probe.
KAWALSKI: We don’t?
JACK: No, (Grabs the tissue box from the table) this’ll do.
(He leaves the holding room and Kawalski and Hammond follow.)
Interior, Gate Room.
(Soldiers surround the gate, guns ready as the Stargate dials. Jack, Hammond, Samuels and Kawalski are in the viewing room.)
TECHNITION: (Over the Intercom) Chevron Four encoded!
HAMMOND: Care to explain this concept?
TECHNITION: (Over the Intercom) Chevron Five encoded.
JACK: Daniel has allergies.
KAWALSKI: Oh I get it.
JACK: He’ll know his came from me and not from someone, with all due respect Sir, like yourself.
TECHNITION: (Over the Intercom) Chevron Six encoded.
(Jack leaves the viewing room for the gate room.)
TECHNITION: Chevron Seven, locked.
(The gate activates and Jack walks up to it and tosses the tissue box through.)
TECHNITION: The, um, object should reach final destination in five seconds, four, three, two, one. (The gate dissipates) The object should now be through the Abydos Stargate.
HAMMOND: Now what?
JACK: (Re entering the viewing room) Now we wait, if Daniel’s still around he’ll know what the message means.
SAMUELS: What if the aliens get it?
JACK: Well, they could be blowing their noses right now.
SAMUELS: They could be planning an attack!
JACK: Aw come on Samuels, let me be the cynic around here okay? (To Hammond) Sir, this could take some time.
(They leave the Control Room.)
Interior, Briefing Room, some time later.
(They are all waiting when the Stargate rumbles to life)
Interior, Gate Room.
(Hammond, Samuels, Kawalski and Jack watch as the tissue box flies back through the Stargate and the gate event horizon dissipates. Jack picks up the box, and smiles. He hands it to Samuels and he and Hammond see that written on its side are the words ‘THANKS, SEND MORE’.)
JACK: Permission to take a team through the Stargate Sir?
HAMMOND: Assuming I get the President’s authorisation, the mission briefing will be at 0800 hours. Consider yourself recalled to active duty Colonel.
Interior, Briefing room.
(Hammond enters the room.)
AIRMAN: Ten hut.
(The occupants, including Jack, salute.)
HAMMOND: Gentlemen, take your seats.
(Seven occupants of the room sit at the table, Jack remains standing by his chair.)
HAMMOND: Where’s Captain Carter?
AIRMAN: Just arriving Sir.
HAMMOND: I’m assigning Sam Carter to this mission.
JACK: I’d prefer to put together my own team Sir.
HAMMOND: Not on this mission, sorry. Carter’s our expert on the Stargate.
JACK: Where’s he transferring from?
SAM: She is transferring from the Pentagon.
(Sam enters the room, and moves to her seat at the table.)
SAM: I take it you’re Colonel O’Neill. (She salutes) Captain Samantha Carter reporting Sir.
(Jack salutes back.)
KAWALSKI: But of course you go by Sam.
SAM: You don’t have to worry Major, I played with dolls when I was a kid.
KAWALSKI: G I Joe?
SAM: No, Major Matt Mason.
KAWALSKI: Oh…( To Ferretti) Who?
FERRETTI: Major Matt Mason, astronaut doll. Did you have that cool little backpack that made him fly?
HAMMOND: Let’s get started, Colonel?
JACK: Thank you. (Sam sits) Those of you on your first trip through the gate, you should be prepared for what to expect.
SAM: I’ve practically memorised your report from the first mission, I’d like to think I’ve been preparing for this my whole life.
KAWALSKI: I think what the is Colonel is saying is, have you ever pulled out of a simulated bombing run in an F-16 at 8-plus G’s?
KAWALSKI: (Surprised) Well, it’s way worse than that.
FERRETTI: By the time you get to the other side you’re frozen stiff, like you’ve just been through a blizzard, naked. (He and Kawalski grin at each other)
SAM: That’s a result of the compression your molecules undergo during the millisecond required for reconstitution.
JACK: Oh here we go, another scientist, General please.
SAM: Theoretical astrophysicist.
JACK: Which means?
HAMMOND: Which means she is smarter than you are Colonel. Especially in matters related to the Stargate.
(Kawalski and Ferretti are sniggering, Jack looks over to them and they stop abruptly.)
SAM: Colonel I was studying the gate technology for two years before Daniel Jackson made it work and before you both went through. I should have gone through then. But Sir, you and your men might as well accept the fact that I am going through this time.
JACK: Well with all due respect Doctor I…
SAM: It is appropriate to refer to a person by their rank, not their salutation. You should call me Captain, not Doctor.
HAMMOND: Captain Carter’s assignment to this unit is not an option, it’s an order.
SAM: I’m an airforce officer just like you are Colonel, and just because my reproductive organs are on the inside instead of the outside, doesn’t mean I can’t handle whatever you can handle.
JACK: (Smiling) Oh this has nothing to do with you being a woman. I like women. I just have a little problem with scientists.
SAM: Colonel I logged over a hundred hours in enemy airspace during the Gulf War, is that tough enough for you? Or are we going to have to arm wrestle?
(Jack raises his eyebrows in amusement.)
SAMUELS: I hate to throw a damper on your enthusiasm, but I still say the safest most logical way to deal with this is to bury the Stargate, just like the ancient Egyptians did, make it impossible for the aliens to return. It’s the only way to eliminate the threat.
JACK: Except it won’t work.
HAMMOND: It worked before.
JACK: They know what we are now, they know ho far we’ve come, we’re a threat to them. They’ve got ships General, Ra had one as big as the great pyramid, they don’t need the Stargate to get here they can do it the old fashioned way. Now with all due respect to Mr Glass-is-half-empty over there don’t you think maybe we should use the Stargate to do a little reconnaissance before they decide to come back…again?
HAMMOND: I’ll give you exactly twenty-four hours to either return or send a message through, no Kleenex boxes please. Otherwise we’ll assume the worst and send a bomb through.
Interior, Gate room.
(The gate activates, the Colonel, his team and Hammond enter the room.)
HAMMOND: Try to follow orders this time Colonel.
HAMMOND: This time you bring Daniel Jackson back, is that clear?
JACK: Yes Sir.
JACK: Move out.
(His team walks through the Stargate, leaving Sam and Jack at the base of the ramp.)
SAM: Don’t worry Sir I won’t let you down.
JACK: Good, I was gonna say ‘ladies first’.
(They walk to the even horizon.)
SAM: You know you really will like me when you get to know me.
JACK: Oh I adore you already Captain.
SAM: (Staring at the even horizon up close) My God, look at this! I mean, the energy the gate must release to create a stable wormhole is…it’s astronomical to use exactly the right word! (She touches it and it ripples) You can actually see the fluctuation on the even horizon!
(Jack shoves her through the gate, then walks through after her.)
Interior, Abydos Stargate Room.
(We see Jack emerge through the gate and it dissipate behind him. His team are there getting eady. He approaches Sam who is hunched over.)
SAM: Ugh, I think I’m gonna be sick, ugh.
JACK: Maybe you shouldn’t have had that big lunch huh?
(They all move out into the apparently empty room when suddenly natives emerge from the shadows and point guns at them. They cock their own guns – at a stand off. Then Daniel pops up.)
DANIEL: Cha’hari! Cha’hari. Lower your guns.
(he natives lower their weapons and relax.)
DANIEL: Hello Jack, welcome back.
(Jack walks towards him and then barges past to get to Skarra who stands behind him. Skarra salutes and Jack returns it with a smile, then they hug with a laugh.)
SKARRA: O’Neill! I did not think to be seeing you again!
JACK: (Turns to Daniel) Daniel, how you doing?
DANIEL: Good, you?
JACK: Much better, now that I see everyone’s okay.
FERRETTI: (Making the ‘live long and prosper sign’) Greetings from Earth, Doctor Daniel.
DANIEL: Hello Ferretti.
KAWALSKI: Brought you a little something Daniel. (He hands Daniel a pocket pack of tissues)
(Sha’re emerges slightly at the side of the room.)
DANIEL: Sha’re, don’t be shy. (She joins him)
JACK: Hi, (He hold out a hand to her) good to see you again. (They shake hands)
DANIEL: So I figure it was only a matter of time before you had to tell the truth about us still being here.
JACK: Yep. Why the militia, has something else come through?
DANIEL: No, just taking precautions, why?
SAM: Amazing, (Looking at the DHD) this is what was missing from the dig at Giza. This is how they controlled it! It took us fifteen years and three supercomputers to MacGyver a system on Earth.
SAM: Look how small it is!
JACK: Captain! (He motions to Daniel)
SAM: Oh right, excuse me. (She turns to them) Doctor Jackson I presume, I’m Doctor Samantha Carter. (They shake hands)
JACK: Thought you wanted to be called Captain?
DANIEL: What’s going on Jack?
JACK: Six hostile aliens came through the Stargate on Earth, four people are dead, one’s missing.
KAWALSKI: One of them looked like Ra Daniel.
DANIEL: Well they didn’t come from here. I mean the boys take shifts guarding it 36 hours a day, every day, we’d know if they came through here.
JACK: Well they came from somewhere Daniel, I’m gonna have to look around.
DANIEL: I..I think I can help you find out who it was but, uh, it’s gonna have to wait until this sandstorm is over. Uh, we were about to have our evening meal, why don’t you join us?
Interior, Stargate Room Abydos, some time later.
(Jack, his team, Daniel and many Abydonians are gathered in a circle on the floor, eating.)
DANIEL: Everybody try this.
SKARRA: This too. (He hands out bowls of liquid)
JACK: What’s this?
SKARRA: Drink. (He hands him a bowl)
JACK: (He sniffs it) Moonshine?
JACK: Yeah, moonshine, as in booze, er…Daniel what are you teaching these kids?
SKARRA: Try it.
JACK: All right. Skarra’s moonshine, I’ll give it a little shot.
JACK: (Spits it out suddenly) Oh…God!
JACK: (Rasps) Smooth, very smooth.
KAWALSKI: Your little Soldiers are all grown up Colonel.
JACK: Yeah, I’m so proud, whoa…
SKARRA: O’Neill…your lighter? (He holds out the lighter)
JACK: No, it’s yours, I gave that to you to keep. Remember?
SKARRA: Thank you. (He leaves)
DANIEL: You know he’s never had that out of his sight the whole time you were gone.
DANIEL: So this…this man who looked like Ra, he must have come through another gate.
SAM: What other gate?
JACK: Another Stargate?
SAM: The Stargate only goes here.
DANIEL: No, no I think you’re wrong about that.
SAM: I was there, we ran hundreds of permutations.
DANIEL: But you didn’t have what you need.
JACK: Daniel what are you talking about?
SKARRA: Daniel, the storm has passed.
DANIEL: I’ll show you. Sha’re, ben quar ri, Jack and his friends…to see the vili tao an.
SHA’RE: Bonni wai?
DANIEL: I won’t be long.
(Sha’re kisses him and everyone whoops and laughs, Jack giving him a weird look.)
SHA’RE: Goodbye my Daniel.
DANIEL: (Stunned) Bye.
KAWALSKI: Ferretti, hold the fort.
FERRETTI: Yes Sir.
Exterior, outside the pyramid.
(Kawalski, Jack, Sam and Daniel emerge into the bright desert.)
KAWALSKI: Boy I can’t say I’ve missed this place.
DANIEL: Come on.
SAM: This is just incredible.
(Torches light a tunnel leading inside the pyramid.)
DANIEL: So I figured there had to be more to this place so I started exploring, just the area around the town and the pyramid at first and after about a month I found this place. Uh, Captain Doctor, you’re gonna love this.
(Torches light up a big room with elaborate drawing on the walls.)
SAM: Oh my God, this is amazing, this is the archaeological find of the century.
JACK: So Daniel, you had a chance to translate this yet?
DANIEL: I think so.
JACK: What does it say?
DANIEL: Well, uh, it doesn’t say anything. Actually it’s sort of a chart, more of a…map.
DANIEL: Well I haven’t been able to analyse all of it, I mean look at it, it would take my whole life.
JACK: Well Daniel, we don’t have that long. What’s it a map of?
DANIEL: Well the cartouches seem to be separated clearly into groupings, each grouping is attached to the others with a series of lines, and each grouping of glyphs contain seven symbols, so you can see where this is going of course.
JACK: Tell us anyway.
DANIEL: All of the symbols are on the Stargate in the Abydos chamber. I’ve also managed to chart some of them in the Abydos night sky, or at least pretty close. Jack I think that this is a map of a vast network of Stargates, Stargates that are…are all over the galaxy.
SAM: Uh, I don’t think that can be Doctor.
DANIEL: Well because after Colonel O’Neill and his team came back my team tried hundreds of symbol permutations using Earth as the point of origin and it never worked.
DANIEL: I tried the same here and it didn’t work either but I figured the destinations I tried were either destroyed or buried, but, um, I mean some of them somewhere must still exist.
SAM: I don’t think so.
SAM: Then where did your Ra lookalike come from?
DANIEL: Look I don’t pretend to know anything about Astrophysics but couldn’t the planets change? I mean, uh, drift apart or something like that, to throw this map off?
SAM: I knew I’d like you.
DANIEL: You mean I’m right?
SAM: According to the expanding universe model all bodies in the universe are constantly moving further apart…
DANIEL: So I the thousands of years since the Stargate was built…
SAM: All the co-ordinates could have changed.
DANIEL: But why does it still work between Abydos and Earth?
SAM: Abydos is probably the closest planet in the network to Earth, I mean the closer they are the less the difference in relative position due to expansion – the further away the greater the difference. In a few thousand more years it won’t work between Earth and Abydos either.
DANIEL: Unless you can adjust for the displacement.
SAM: Right, now with this map as a base that should be easy. All we have to do is correct for Doppler’s Shift, then I should be able to arrive at a computer model that can predict the adjustments necessary to get the gate working again.
KAWALSKI: Okay, so what did we just figure out?
SAM: Any civilisation advanced enough to build this gate network would be able to compensate for 50,000 years of stellar drift.
JACK: So…the Stargate can go other places?
SAM: The aliens could have come from anywhere.
Interior, Abydos Stargate chamber.
(The Abydonians are talking and laughing with the team and Ferretti. They watch Sha’re walk past them.)
FERRETTI: Man you gotta give Daniel credit, she is one beautiful woman.
(They turn as the Stargate starts to dial in.)
SOLDIER: We got company boys! Move, move! Take cover!
(They scatter to the edges of the room, hiding behind the pillars, holding their guns ready as the Stargate opens. Goa’uld guards walk through and start firing immediately, hitting a few Abyodonians, they fire back, as do the SG team. The Gao’uld have the upper hand quickly and Apophis looks on as they shoot the SG team down. Skarra sees Sha’re and fires at the Goa’uld.)
SKARRA: Sha’re, shim rota! Shim rota!
(They seize her, she screams and Skarra steps forward but finds his gun jammed. He tries to fight but is grabbed.)
SHA’RE: No! Skarra!
(Teal’c’s helmet opens to reveal his face to Skarra as he holds him.)
TEAL’C: This is not your weapon. Where did you get it?
(Skarra spits in his face. Teal’c brings him to Apophis, who lowers his helmet.)
APOPHIS: Good choice Teal’c. A perfect specimen.
(Apophis raises his hand device and knocks Skarra out with it.)
SHA’RE: No! Stop it! Stop it! Skarra! Skarra!
(She is taken to Apophis.)
APOPHIS: You may be the one.
(He knocks her out with the hand device. A guard dials the gate and we see Ferretti, injured and barely conscious, watching the dialling. They leave through the gate and the Abydonians emerge as Daniel and the other return.)
DANIEL: Sha’re! (He moves to an injured Abydonian) Bolaa…
BOLAA: There’s so… there’s so many…
BOLAA: So many of them…
DANIEL: It’s alright, just tell me what happened.
BOLAA: It was Ra…
JACK: What’s going on?
DANIEL: Ra is dead. Tao qua Ra.
BOLAA: No…I saw…he took Sha’re, he took Skarra…into the Chaapa-ai.
DANIEL: Where, did you see? Did you see?
(Bolaa’s eyes close slowly and he dies.)
KAWALSKI: What’s going on Daniel, could there be another Ra?
DANIEL: How in the hell should I know? I should have left the barricade up, this my fault.
JACK: (Holding a hand to a fallen soldiers neck) Come on, come on.
SAM: (At Ferretti’s side) Colonel Ferretti needs medical attention now!
DANIEL: Go, help him, I can send you back.
JACK: You’re coming with us this time Daniel I’ve got orders.
DANIEL: (Laughs) I don’t care about your orders Colonel, my wife is out there, so is Skarra.
JACK: And the only way we’re gonna get ‘em back is for you to come home with us. Ferretti might have seen those co-ordinates. Captain, do you have the video?
SAM: I’ve got everything I need.
FERRETTI: (Weak) Too many…
(Daniel looks around to his friends, some dying, some grieving.)
DANIEL: Ni-ya. Ni-ya. (They gather around him) After we go through the Chappa-ai you have to bury it like we did before and then leave this place.
ABYDONIAN: You come back?
DANIEL: No I can’t. Nobody can. That’s what I’m telling you, not for a…long time. Now as soon as we’re gone in want you to close it, bury it, put a big, heavy cover stone over it – nothing good could ever come through this gate. Do you understand me?
ABYDONIAN: You came through Daniel.
DANIEL: Do you remember the story I told you, how the ancient Egyptians back on Earth cut themselves off from Ra? Well that is exactly what you have to do. Then in one year…one year from this day you take the cover stone away, I will try to bring Sha’re home with me on that day. But if I don’t make it back, if I don’t return then you must bury the gate again forever, joa qua? You tell Sha’re’s father that I’ll return in one year.
(They all hug him, saying goodbye. Then he beaks free and starts to dial out on the DHD.)
Interior, Gate Room.
(The gate spins.)
TECHNITION: (Over Intercom) Stand by for arrival, stand by for arrival.
(The blast doors close and soldiers gather at the ramp base as the wormhole forms. The team bursts through, Jack and Sam dragging Ferretti. Samuels and Hammond enter.)
KAWALSKI: Get the medic!
SAMUELS: (Into his radio) Close the Iris! Close the Iris!
(The metal Iris closes on the gate and Jack spins round in surprise, his gun ready.)
JACK: (To Hammond) What the hell’s that Sir?
HAMMOND: That’s our insurance against any more surprises, it’s pure Titanium, hopefully impenetrable.
(He watches as the medics put Ferretti onto a stretcher.)
MEDIC: Get the gauze on him, we’ve got to stop the bleeding from his leg.
HAMMOND: (To Jack) What happened Colonel?
JACK: Base camp was hit while we were on recon Sir.
HAMMOND: Same hostiles who attacked us?
JACK: Daniel’s wife and one of our kids was kidnapped.
HAMMOND: Your kids?
JACK: From the previous mission Sir.
DANIEL: General hi, I’m Daniel Jackson, we’ve never met, uhm, I’d like to be on the team that goes after them.
HAMMOND: You’re not in any position to make demands Jackson. (He moves up the ramp to see to the wounded)
Exterior, Ra’s Palace.
(Guards enter a holding room full of scared humans. The lead guard points out Sha’re.)
TEAL’C: C-Chel nok, her.
SKARRA: Na ne!
SHA’RE: No Skarra!
(Sha’re is seized and Skarra stopped by staff weapons held to his head.)
TEAL’C: Your death cannot help her.
(Sha’re is carried off and the guards leave.)
SHA’RE: I’m not afraid of you!
(They close the doors behind them and Skarra runs for the doors, throwing himself against them.)
(Jack, in casuals, approaches Ferretti’s bed where Kawalksi is sitting holding a coffee, he looks tired.)
JACK: Doc says he’s gonna make it.
KAWALSKI: Yes Sir.
JACK: You gonna stay here all night?
KAWALSKI: Yes Sir.
(Jack walks, as if to leave, and then sees Daniel, leaning against a wall, looking a little lost.)
DANIEL: They don’t know what to do with me. And I don’t know what to do with myself.
JACK: C’mon, let’s get outta here.
(Jack walks off and Daniel follows.)
Interior, Jacks House.
(Jack collects two beers from the fridge, takes them to the living room where Daniel is waiting. Daniel sneezes.)
JACK: Nice catch.
DANIEL: Thank you, sorry. Gate travel always seems to make my allergies…(He blows his nose) sorry. (He takes the beer)
JACK: So, you were saying.
DANIEL: Anyway, um, as soon as you were gone they realised that they were free, I mean, Abydos was their world for the taking.
JACK: Have a little party did ya?
DANIEL: Oh yeah, big, big party. They treated me like their saviour, it was um…embarrassing.
JACK: It’s amazing you turned out so normal.
DANIEL: Well if it wasn’t for Sha’re I probably… (He pauses at her memory) She was the complete opposite of everyone else, (He sits) she practically fell on the floor laughing every time I tried to do some chore that they all took for granted. Like um, grinding yaphetta flour. I mean, have you ever tried to grind your own flour?
JACK: I’m trying to kick the flour thing.
DANIEL: (Laughs) This is going straight to my head. (Takes another swig of beer) What time is it anyway, I must have gate lag or something.
JACK: Daniel, for crying out loud, you’ve had one beer. You’re a cheaper date then my wife was.
DANIEL: Yes, when am I going to meet your wife?
JACK: Oh, probably…uh, never. After I came back from Abydos the first time she’d already left.
DANIEL: I’m sorry.
JACK: Yeah, so was I. I think in her heart she forgave me for what happened to our kid, she just…couldn’t forget.
DANIEL: And what about you?
JACK: I’m the opposite, I’ll never forgive myself, but sometimes I can forget. Sometimes. (He takes another swig of beer)
Interior, Ra’s Palace, a holding room.
(We see the female soldier who was taken, dressed in a dress and veil, sitting in a room full of similarly dressed women. Sha’re is also there. Teal’c and some guards enter, he points to the soldier.)
(His guards rush forward and pull her up.)
SOLDIER: Where are you taking me? I’m a Sergeant in the US Air Force. I demand to know where you’re taking me! Let go!
She is led into a room.)
SOLDIER: Let go of me! Where the hell are you taking me?
(Apophis enter the room.)
APOPHIS: Come.(They move her over to him) Lovely. Full of life. (He captures her with his hand device) You could be the vessel for my future queen.
(She is subdued and they remove her clothes. Apophis looks her over.)
APOPHIS: Yes. Very nice indeed. But I am not the one you must finally please.
(They lay her out on the slab in the centre of the room and Apophis calls into the side of the room, behind a curtain.)
APOPHIS: Yametha, re!
(A woman comes over and stands over the soldier, from her pouch a symbiote reaches out, as if looking over the soldier.)
APOPHIS: Does she please you my love?
(The symbiote retreats inside it’s pouch and the woman leaves.)
APOPHIS: A shame. (He reaches out and kills the soldier with his hand device.) Send another.
Interior, Briefing room.
(We see Hammond enter the already half-full room. Samuels announces him.)
SAMUELS: Ladies and gentlemen, General Hammond.
HAMMOND: People, what is spoken of in this room is classified as SCI top secret. Colonel, what do we know about these hostiles that we didn’t yesterday? (They all sit)
JACK: Not a hell of a lot General, the Abydon boys who survived the attack on the base camp thought it was Ra.
HAMMOND: I thought he was dead gentlemen, which is it?
DANIEL: Oh he’s dead, he’s definitely dead, I mean uh…the bomb…he’s gotta be dead, right?
HAMMOND: Then who’s coming through the Stargate?
DANIEL: The Gods.
DANIEL: Not as in ‘God’ God. Ra played a God, the sun God, he borrowed the religion and culture of the ancient Egyptians he brought through the gate and then he used it to enslave them. You see he wanted the people of Abydos to believe he was the only one
SAM: So you’re saying Ra’s not the last of his race after all?
KAWALSKI: Maybe he’s got a brother – Ray!
JACK: That’s what we need.
DANIEL: Wait a minute. The legend goes Ra’s race was dying, he survived by taking over the body of his human host an Egyptain buy, but who’s to say more of his kind couldn’t do the same thing, I mean this could have happened any time anywhere there’s a gate, I mean this could be happening right now.
HAMMOND: Colonel you’ve had the most experience of fighting this hostile, assuming you have to defend yourself in the field are you up to it?
JACK: We beat ‘em once.
HAMMOND: I’ll take that as a maybe. Captain Carter you’re confident that Stargate will take us where we want to go with this new information?
SAM: Well they’re feeding the revised co-ordinates into the targeting computer right now, it’ll take time to calculate but it should spit out two or three destinations a month.
HAMMOND: People, let’s not fool ourselves here, thing is both vast and dangerous and we are so far over our heads we can barely see daylight. We would all be much better off if the Stargate had been left in the ground.
SAM: With respect Sir, we can’t bury our heads in the sand, I mean think of how much we could learn, think of what we could bring back.
HAMMOND: What you could bring back is precisely what I’m afraid of Captain. However the President of the United States happens to agree with you. In the event your theories pan out he has ordered the formation of nine teams, whose duties will be to perform reconnaissance, determine threats and if possible to make peaceful contact with the people’s of these worlds. Now these teams will operate on a covert top secret basis, no one will know of their existence except the President and the Joint Chiefs. Colonel O’Neill?
HAMMOND: Your team will be designated SG-1. The team will consist of yourself, Captain Carter…
DANIEL: And me?
HAMMOND: Doctor Jackson we need you to work as a consultant with the other SG teams from here, your expertise in ancient cultures and languages are far too valuable…
DANIEL: No. Um, look I, I mean I know this is your decision but I just… I …really have to be no their team. My wife is out there General, I need to go.
HAMMOND: I’ll take that under consideration. Major Kawalski, you will head SG-2.
KAWALSKI: I will?
HAMMOND: Colonel O’Neill keeps telling me it’s about time you had a command.
JACK: (When Kawalski looks over to him) I had a moment of weakness.
(An airman enters and hands a note to Samuels.)
SAMUELS: Ferretti’s conscious Sir.
(Jack leaps up and leaves.)
(They all follow.)
(Ferretti is sitting kind of upright, still tubed and looking rough, with a laptop on the table over his bed. Sam moves to his side.)
SAM: (To nurse) I’ll take over now.
JACK: I know you’re probably not feeling so hot, but we need something from you.
SAM: (Seeing what Ferretti brings up on the screen) Look’s like he’s way ahead of you Colonel.
(They watch as he calls us seven gate symbols.)
JACK: You saw all seven symbols? This is where they went?
Interior, Corridor, later.
(SG-1 and Samuels walks through the corridor, geared up for travel.)
SAMUELS: Colonel I’d like to remind you that rescuing Doctor Daniel’s wife is a secondary objective, in the even you fail to notify base camp within 24 hours SG-2 will scrub the mission and return without you.
KAWALSKI: Not gonna happen Colonel, SG-2 won’t leave without you.
SAMUELS: Alright, let’s confirm transmitter codes, remember only the right code will open the Iris and if you lose your transmitter you cannot get home.
SAM: Understood Sir.
(They enter the Gate Room as the gate activates.)
HAMMOND: (On Intercom) SG-1, SG-2, if you do not return in 24 hours your remote transmitter codes will be locked out and the Iris will be sealed permanently. At that point there will be no return. Is that understood?
JACK: Yes Sir. (He salutes) Let’s move out.
(They move up the ramp, Daniel among them.)
SAMUELS: (To Kawalski) I kinda wish I was going with you.
KAWALSKI: Yeah? I’m kinda glad you’re staying behind.
SOLDIER: Alright, let’s go boys.
(They step through after the FRED.)
Exterior, Ra’s Planet.
(They roll out of the wormhole, and get to their feet.)
KAWALSKI: Damn it, it’s cold.
JACK: Okay people let’s get the gear out, let’s move.
DANIEL: (Sneezes) Anybody have Kleenex?
Interior, Ra’s palace, the women’s holding cell.
(Teal’c points to where Sha’re is sitting.)
(They seize her.)
SHA’RE: No! No!
Exterior, Ra’s Planet, the Stargate.
(Daniel is standing over the DHD.)
DANIEL: Uh, it must be some kind of ceremonial place, the gate is…has to be an integral part of their spiritual culture. See this place was built for worshippers.
JACK: Yeah well let’s just try and be out of here before the worshippees turn up huh? You figure out yet how to align this gate to get back home?
DANIEL: Yeah, the device is the same as on Abydos, this symbol represents…
JACK: You brief Kawalski’s team yet?
DANIEL: Yes, this symbol represents…
JACK: Good job. (He walks over to Kawalski)
KAWALSKI: We’ll have to set up camp where there’s better cover Colonel.
AIRMAN: Sirs I found what looks like a trail on the mountain, looks like it’s seen traffic in the last couple of days.
JACK: Thank you Airman. Carter?
SAM: I’ve set up a line of claymores along that ridge at ten metre intervals.
JACK: Sound about right Kawalski?
KAWALSKI: Yeah, that’ll work.
(Sam shoots him a disgusted look and continues laying the cable.)
Interior, Ra’ Palace, his room.
(Sha’re is brought in, fighting the guards.)
SHA’RE: No! No! No! (She bites one of the guards)
APOPHIS: (Laughing) This one has spirit!
(He subdues her with the hand device and they remove her clothes, placing her on the slab. The woman comes out and her symbiote appears from the pouch.)
APOPHIS: Does she please you my love?
(The symbiote comes out and lays on Sha’re’s stomach. The guards turn her over and it enters her though the neck. She screams.)
Exterior, Ra’s Planet.
(The FRED leads the way as SG-1 and SG-2 look for a place to set up base camp.)
KAWALSKI: This looks like a good spot right up here. (They stop)
JACK: Alright, if we’re not back in 20 hours…
KAWALSKI: We’ll come rescue your sorry asses.
JACK: Negative, you’ll go back through the gate with the combination Daniel just gave you before the Iris is locked so you can’t go back.
KAWALSKI: Yes Sir. (He salutes)
JACK: (Salutes back) Hold down the fort.
KAWALSKI: Pick me up a t-shirt.
(SG-1 take off.)
SAM: So Doctor Jackson, tell me more about Sha’re, how did you meet?
DANIEL: Sha’re, well, she, uh…
JACK: She was a gift.
DANIEL: She was, actually, from the elders of Abydos the first time we were there.
SAM: And you accepted?
JACK: Hold up.
(He motions for them to get to cover, and they observe a troupe of figures heading their way. Dressed in robes and holding staffs.)
JACK: All right Captain, take up position fifty yards…
(Daniel breaks cover and jumps out in front of the figures.)
JACK: Oh for crying out loud!
DANIEL: (To the aliens) Hi, uhm…
JACK: (Coming out of hiding with Sam) The man has not changed.
DANIEL: Uh, w-w-we just came through the Stargate. (He gets no response) Uh, the uh, Chapaa-ai…?
ALIEN: Chapaa-ai! (All the aliens kneel down in reverence)
DANIEL: Oh please don’t do that.
JACK: Friends of yours?
DANIEL: Unless we want to give ourselves a bad reputation I just think we should avoid shooting the first people we meet on a new planet. (He looks to the aliens and they bow their heads)
DANIEL: Oh please, you don’t have to do this. (He lifts the leader up)
ALIEN: Chula a lazla?
DANIEL: Lazla…? Choose…They wanna know if we’re here to choose. (Jack waves a hand ‘yes’) Uh, sure, we…we can choose…choosing is good. (To Jack) It’s uh, a derivation of Arabic combined with…
JACK: Yeah, yeah, alright whatever, just ask ‘em to take us to the nearest village or town.
DANIEL: (To aliens) Uh, would you take us to, uh, uhm, arush? Arush?
ALIEN: Yah, alla. Chulak. Chulak. (He leads the way)
JACK: Chulak eh?
(They all follow the aliens to a rise where they overlook a town.)
DANIEL: Chulak, s-sounds good.
JACK: I hear it’s nice this time of year.
(They walk on towards the village, entering a courtyard and then into a room where people are eating and celebrating. The room falls silent as the alien announces them)
ALIEN: Atuhara a lazla.
(They are led to seats around the table on the floor, all the people are staring at them.)
SAM: Why are they treating us like this?
DANIEL: They think we’re Gods.
JACK: Okay, we’re Gods. Now what?
DANIEL: I have no idea.
(Someone blows an instrument emitting a low pitched note and all the people bow down low, we can hear footsteps from far away, heavy footsteps. Daniel bows down too, looking to the others.)
DANIEL: When in Rome.
(They all bow their heads and observe a troupe of Jaffa enter the room, then Teal’c, then Apophis and Sha’re at his side.)
APOPHIS: Behold, your Queen. (He unveils Sha’re)
DANIEL: Sha’re? (He darts out towards them)
APOPHIS: Kneel before your Queen!
DANIEL: Sha’re, it’s me.
(Sha’re’s eyes glow, and Apophis lifts his hand device, using it to throw Daniel across the room against a far wall. Jack raises his gun to shoot Apophis but Sha’re steps in the way and a guard hits Jack over the head – knocking him out.)
Interior, Briefing Room.
(Samuels enters to find Hammond alone in the dark room.)
SAMUELS: You wanted to see me Sir?
HAMMOND: Once we seal the Iris we can still get a transmission from our teams?
SAMUELS: Yes Sir, but we couldn’t be sure it’s not the aliens. Or one of our own people under duress of torture, sealing the Stargate is the best way…
HAMMOND: How much longer do they have?
HAMMOND: Just under two hours Sir.
Interior, Ra’s Palace, holding room
(We see Daniel unconscious, murmuring. Sam attempts to wake him.)
DANIEL: (Waking) Whoa…Sha’re!
SAM: Whoa, easy, you’ve been unconscious for hours.
DANIEL: No I saw her.
SAM: I know, we all did.
DANIEL: I was Sha’re, she was…
(He gets to his feet and Jack moves over to them.)
JACK: Well if there’s way out of here I haven’t found it yet. But look what I did find.
(Skarra approaches them.)
SKARRA: Daniel! You’re okay.
DANIEL: I think so. (They hug, Daniel coughs and they ease him to the floor)
JACK: Easy b