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SCENE: Open on the entrance of the SGC, then to Vala sitting down
next to Mitchell in the Commissary. She has a file at hand and he
was just about to finish his second bowl of Jello. An SF (the woman)
stands watching at side.
VALA: What are you doing here?
MITCHELL: Having lunch. *Eats*
VALA: Don't you care that there could be priors out there taking
advantage of poor. Innocent. People. *he's reading some other file*
Luring them into an Oppressive religion or worse…Killing them for
MITCHELL: Are you bored of bothering Jackson?
VALA: Hey. You're supposed to be going out on missions through the
Stargate. So let's go. Let's rid the galaxy of evil doers. *when he
doesn't answer* Look despite what Daniel might think I really can
help…*h obviously doesn't believe her* I know how things work out
there. I'm physically capable, I'm good with weapons…Not to mention
*louder* seductively attractive *two airman behind her turn to look,
she laughs and waves* make a fine asset to any SG team.
MITCHELL: You left out selfish and untrustworthy. *eats*
VALA: How about independent and *grins opening file, waves at it*
MITCHELL: *quietly* that is a classified file. *definitely not happy*
VALA: *turns pages pointing* Priors have been reported on forty
three different planets already.
MITCHELL: Yeah that's what the file says.
VALA: Well it just so happens that I have a very good relationship
with the people on the one you've designated *reads* P8X 412
MITCHELL: *turns to her* Define… "Relationship"
VALA: They trust me. *Mitchell nods, gets up.* what? Where are you
MITCHELL: *heads for door* I'm going to go Talk to Landry
VALA: Why? *makes a face, worried, makes fists with her hands*
MITCHELL: *Comes back taking file* because anyone who trusts you…is
obviously in a great deal of danger.
He heads for door again, and she goes to taken his unfinished bowl
of Danger, but he goes back and grabs it off her.
SCENE: Planet with e Pyramid, settlement of people just outside. The
team (Vala, Teal'c, Mitchell and Jackson) head into the pyramid,
which shows a large room, with a throne.
VALA: Oh good…no one's here.
MITCHELL: I thought these people trusted you…why are we sneaking
around? Avoiding everybody?
VALA: I already told you, they won't recognize me dressed like this.
Fortunately I left a couple of spare outfits behind. *Heads for a
MITCHELL: What is it with her and her wardrobe?
JACKSON: *follows her* Look I think we could probably explain to
VALA: *stops, turning to him* It'll only take a second. *stops him*
can a Girl have a little privacy?
JACKSON: No. Besides I think I've seen just about everything there
is to see.
VALA: *grins, Jackson really not liking the look she's giving him*
right. *after a minute* Look there's no other way out of this room.
I'm just going to change. Be right back. *she heads off*
A man walks in carrying an offering.
MITCHELL: Hey *waves*
The man runs off, and hurries back with a group of friends with a
bunch of staff weapons. Mitchell and Teal'c pull up there P-90s.
AZDAK: These are the weapons of our God Qetesh! Who are you?
MITCHELL: Just take it easy
AZDAK: What are you doing here?
JACKSON: *walks forward, hands raised* we mean no harm.
Azdak Sees something behind them, mouth hangs slightly open in
shock. They all drop their weapons and fall to their knees, heads
resting on the ground.
AZDAK: Please. Forgive us. It has been so long we began to fear you
would not return.
Vala walks out from behind the sg-1 guys, wearing a very goa'uld-ish
VALA: (her voice is altered sounding like the Goa'uld) Then you are
foolish. I would not abandon you. I am your God.
Vala looks at the Guys, Daniels Mouth is hanging open staring at
her, Mitchell is shaking his head, Teal'c looks disgusted. (You know
in his Teal'c way.)
CREDITS: (apparently the Sci-Fi channel is cutting the actual
SCENE: The large room. A crowd sits watching a play being enacted.
Vala sits on the throw with Jackson, Mitchell and Teal'c sitting at
MALE1: (playing Ba'al) I have pillaged the galaxy many times over.
And made slaves of all the mortals I have encountered. This world
pleases me and I shall take it as my own.
MALE2: (playing a villager) The benevolent god, Qetesh, will never
allow such treachery.
JACKSON: *whispers to Mitchell* Not exactly Shakespeare
MALE1: ----slave I am Ba'al---
MITCHELL: *whispers* How is it these people don't know the Goa'uld
JACKSON: Most of these worlds are pretty isolated and I would be
very surprised if anyone here actually knew how to operate the Gate.
TEAL'C: These humans must be told the truth.
JACKSON: I know. *looks at Vala*
MALE2: *a woman now stands by him* Oh merciful. Beautiful Qetesh.
Have mercy on him…he knows not your power.
JACKSON: *Walks up to Vala, whispers* What are you doing?
VALA: (Goa'uld voice) It's a play. Don't worry…I think it will be
over soon. Then we will eat.
JACKSON: That's not what I'm talking about.
VALA: We want to stop these people from falling victim to the
priors, that's what I'm going to do.
JACKSON: This is not what I had in mind.
VALA: What your mind may or may not be able to imagine is really
none of my concern. Now kindly get out of your God's face. *He gives
her a look, she glances at him and he heads back to Mitchell and
MALE2: ---You have never met the likes of Qetesh
WOMAN: (as Qetesh) No man shall lay claim to my world. And no man
shall bring harm to my children. Rises hand over Male1*
Male1 slowly falls pulling out a lot of red cloth
MALE2: Thanks be to you Qetesh. All hail and Glory be to you.
The Play ends. The three Actors turn and Bow to Vala.
AZDAK: *stands* we had little rehearsal my lord, but I trust it
VALA: Yes *Azdak grins* as always Azdak, you please your God greatly.
AZDAK: Thank you my lord. You have been greatly missed.
VALA: *grins* Now. I would like to hear about the visitor who
arrived through the Chappa'ai *After a lot of whispering* It is
pointless lying to your God, Azdak, I am all knowing as well as all
Beautiful *Mitchell and Jackson give her a look*
AZDAK: He said that he was here to save us. That our true Gods await
VALA: Lies. *nods* meant to deceive you.
AZDAK: I-I- I did not believe a word he said my lord. I swear it.
VALA: Some of you did,
AZDAK: You have been absent for so many seasons. Some had thought
you had abandoned us. They were weak my lord. Please…forgive them?
VALA: Have I not always been merciful to those who deserve
forgiveness? *he nods* Now go while I consider your punishment.
AZDAK: Yes. Of course *bowing as he and the others leave*
VALA: *once they've all gone (still in Goa'uld voice)* Well that was
easy. *stands stretching*
JACKSON: Shut that thing off.
VALA: mmm *hits a button*
TEAL'C: Why must you continue to deceive these people?
VALA: (normal voice) This was one of the many planets that Qetesh
ruled over when I was her host. *more stretching* as you know a
Tok'ra eventually removed the symbiote but not before her people
rebelled and tortured me thinking we were one in the same.
MITCHELL: *stands* And they couldn't tell the difference? *mutters
to Jackson and Teal'c* Why am I not surprised?
VALA: I had nothing. I was desolate. *sits by Jackson* Fortunately I
discovered that news of Qetesh's demise had not reached this little
JACKSON: SO you kept them mining naquadah for you?
VALA: Just a tiny bit. *Jackson Can't believe it* No—the mine was
practically barren by the time I got here but this planet acted as a
safe haven for me until I got back on my feet. *Teal'c groans,
turning away* Look I never killed anyone; I never tortured them I
was a wonderful God. Just ask them.
JACKSON: I think we will *gets up*
VALA: *Jumps up following* why? You don't believe me?
JACKSON: *stops turning to her* That. And I'm not totally convinced
they're gonna follow your command nor should that be the only reason
they don't follow the priors. *starts to head off again*
VALA: *follows* I am still supposed to be there God *he stops* I
can't exactly go out there and ask them is they're going to listen
JACKSON: I wasn't expecting you to. *starts off again*
VALA: *follows* what makes you think they're going to tell you the
truth *he stops getting a little wound up* you're suppose to be my
JACKSON: Then I'll just have to explain that we're not as faithful
as you might like to believe and if necessary I'll also tell them
we're plotting to. Kill. you. *he heads off, she stares shocked*
VALA: hu-I— *shouts after him* I have heard better plans.
MITCHELL: *walks up to her* I kind of like it.
VALA: Shut up *storms off to throne.*
SCENE: SGC, Lam and Landry walking down corridor
LANDRY: How are the staff Evaluations coming?
LAM: *pulls off stethoscope putting them in her pocket* They're
done. They'll be on your desk by tomorrow morning. that's when
they're due right?
LANDRY: yes. *nods* I have uh—Lunch with uh…the heads of my
departments once a month…just to stay in touch…uh get any
housekeeping done…it helps me get to know them a lot better…I know
in our case uh…
LAM: *she stops* what? *waits* in our case what?
LANDRY: well…it's just that we know each other better that I say do…
Colonel Garret, the ammunitions supply officer.
LAM: really? I actually doubt that. Colonel Garrets been here longer
than I have.
LANDRY: *glances at a passing airman, quieter* do we have to do this
LAM: You wanna have lunch? Fine. Tomorrow noon…I will be there as
LANDRY: It's not an order.
LAM: ok. *walks off*
Landry watches he go with a sigh.
SCENE: On planet. Daniel walks with a man through the settlement.
THATCHNAR: I have been sick for some time now, the past few harvests
I've been more of a burden than a help to my family. I had even lost
the ability to stand.
JACKSON: You're standing now.
THATCHNER: The prior. He cured me. *some of the villagers look over*
Said that it was the will of the Ori.
AZDAK: *rushes for him* Blasphemer. *Teal'c and Mitchell stop him*
MITCHELL: Just take it easy…
AZDAK: I'm sorry…but I will not have him speak against Qetesh like
that in my presence.
JACKSON: Look we're not out to get anybody here…we just want to hear
what he has to say. *to Thatchner* go ahead.
THATCHNER: The Jewel in his staff glowed *a crowd gathers listening*
He waved it over me and I felt better than I ever have. All he asked
in return was that I tell others. That I spread the word of the Ori.
Then upon his return…
TEAL'C: When is this prior to return?
THATCHNER: Tomorrow. The prior said that Qetesh is a false God. That
if she ever returned he would expose her weakness.
AZDAK: You're a fool. Speak no more or I'll shall strike you don' in
the name of our true God. *goes to hit him*
MITCELL: *stops him* I said take it easy.
AZDAK: You should be thankful that Qetesh is so forgiving. And pray
that when she slays the prior for his wicked lies. She won't do the
same to you.
JACKSON: Oh boy.
AZDAK: Glory be to Qetesh!! Glory to the one true God! G-
MITCHELL: Ok…you have made your point. Know when to stop.
JACKSON: I think I need to talk to our one true god. *Mitchell nods*
SCENE: Back in large room
JACKSON: This is why you wanted to come back to this planet?
Vala checking a bunch of cases with jewels and Gold.
VALA: All of this is mine. I earnt it. These people have just been
keeping it safe for me. *Jackson not happy* and as you said we can't
be 100 percent certain that they're going to obey me so if this
planet does fall to the priors…
MITCHELL: Hello. *picks up some gold* You stealing this planets most
valued treasure is the least of our concerns right now. *drops gold*
VALA: I like your attitude *grins at him* I was thinking of cutting
you boys in at 10% but now I'm thinking *grabs his nose, pulling it*
TEAL'C: Despite your return many of the villagers believe the Ori to
be true gods and worthy of their loyalty.
VALA: all the more reason why we should pack all of this up right
now and get out of here. Are you gonna pitch in or what?
TEAL'C: Others believe you will slay the prior in a show of power
upon his return tomorrow.
VALA: Tomorrow hmm…tomorrows no good for me.
JACKSON: You need to tell these people the truth.
VALA: I have a lot of needs Daniel but I assure you that is not on
TEAL'C: If you do not tell them the truth, we will
VALA: Yes…and who do you think they're actually going to believe?
JACKSON: Look commanding these people to obey you and not the Ori is
not going to work. Especially once that prior comes back.
MITCHELL: And we do not want to get into a God-Off. Especially since
we know you're not even close.
VALA: Forget what I said about the 20%
JACKSON: Yes he's right we can't just trade one lie for another lie.
VALA: *turns to him* Alright…what can we fight with then? How can we
stop this prior from corrupting these people?
JACKSON: ok…we have a very limited window of opportunity here. If
you expose yourself as a false God… *She paces* if you tell these
people how you fooled them and why…we might be able to make them
skeptical about the prior.
VALA: *comes back* or it could push them to believing in the Ori as
rue gods even more.
JACKSON: No. The only chance these people have—the only chance any
of us have against the priors is to show them we will not accept the
Ori as Gods. No matter what happens we must reject them. True
enlightenment must begin with the truth.
VALA: Oh please…the truth is so overrated.
JACKSON: Look *steps forward grabbing her shoulders* for once just
do the right thing here…ok? You're gonna feel so good about it
afterwards. Trust me. *smiles*
SCENE: Vala back in SG uniform, the cell door closes leaving her
JACKSON: (on the outside) really this…this is unnecessary.
AZDAK: You will be executed first light tomorrow. Imposter *spits at
her feet, leaves*
VALA: So…Daniel *motions him over with her head, he steps closer*
when does that warm and glowy feeling from doing the right thing
kick in…cause…not there yet. *forced smile*
SCENE: Vala bashing at the bars. Jackson trying to calm her down
VALA: I can't believe you all just stood there *gets up on bench
pulling top bars* and let them imprison me.
JACKSON: Well what were we suppose to do?
VALA: You have guns don't you?
JACKSON: There's like over 100 people there
VALA: and? *jumps down walking over to other side*
JACKSON: Well…Just relax…we're gonna get you out of this
VALA: *walks back over, calmly* Oh you are…? I feel a lot better…
I'm sorry I…I…I got a little nervous what with the whole *shouts*
Execution looming and all.
JACKSON: Would you just…believe me…it's not gonna come to that.
Mitchell and Teal'c are talking to them right now.
VALA: *walks over* Have you forgotten that if I die…you die?
JACKSON: Believe me it is not gonna come to that. Trust me. *Vala
Gasps, turns her back to him and sits.* this time
SCENE: In large room
MITCHELL: Fine she made a mistake. it was a big mistake. It was a
whopper…but you can't just kill her.
AZDAK: Why not?
MITCHELL: *quiet, then* a little help?
TEAL'C: Does she not deserve a trial? To explain the things that she
AZDAK: I think we all have a pretty good idea of what she did and
why. *walks past Mitchell*
MITCHELL: *grabs him* Your people are looking for leadership. They
are looking to you. So you've got to decide. What kind of society do
you want to have? One where people get executed without having a
chance to explain their actions?
AZDAK: *realizing* you want to hold a maldarran?
MITCHELL: *to Teal'c* ain't that her name? *holds hand up to Azdak*
AZDAK: Qetesh established a process several years ago. A way to
settle disputes between two parties.
MITCHELL: Fine. That sounds…fitting we're gonna hold a Maldarran.
SCENE: Back where Vala is being held. She is attempting to squeeze
through the bars, Jackson just standing there watching, not helping.
JACKSON: *spots Mitchell* hey. How'd it go?
MITCHELL: well you know…*Vala can't do it, gets up.*
VALA: what's the plan? You gonna blow up this door, lay down
suppression fire, so that we can…rush out through the hidden escape
passage. *Jackson looks at her* It's in the room I told you had no
other exit *he bashes his hand on the door*
MITCHELL: They're going to pt you on trial tomorrow.
VALA: *thinking* I like my plan better.
MITCHELL: Kinda is your plan. It's named after you.
VALA: really? *excited* a Maldarran. *grins* they going to let me be
MITCHELL: Don't think so.
VALA: Then it's not a real maldarran is it?
JACKSON: Actually this couldn't have worked out better.
VALA: Actually I think it could have
JACKSON: No a trial is public. We can use the form to expose what it
is to be a false god and warn the community about the priors
VALA: You're right actually. We could get them all worked up about
false God's and then they can kill me as an example to the others.
MICHELL: Look…I persuaded them to let you stay here for the night…
MITCHELL: Yeah…*heads off, waving* well I'll see you guys in the
VALA: *shouts after him* Th—th-Thank you! I apologize for ever
doubting your masterful skills at negotiations.
JACKSON: He's doing the best he can.
VALA: Oooh. That's what terrifies me
SCENE: Next day on planet. The trail begins. Two tables have been
set either side. A crowd surrounds them
AZDAK: *Get up, walks to the centre…* Welcome and thank you all for
coming…unlike in the past…the final decisions of …this Maldarran
will be yours, my friends. A general vote. After both presentations
have been made we shall all decide what is to be done to the false
VALA: *a lot of muttering by the crowd* we're pleading innocent
JACKSON: *disbelieving* You already confessed.
VALA: a girl can change her mind.
AZDAK: *a villager hands him a scroll, he opens it up* we shall
begin as always…with a reading of the claims. The first claim of
seven. Mass murder.
VALA: uhm-- *turns to Jackson* Wait a second
AZDAK: The second claim of seven. Mass Torture.
VALA: *to Jackson, whose nodding* I never killed…I never Tortured…
that is Qetesh.
AZDAK: The third claim of seven—
JACKSON: *stands* uh…excuse me…Hi…sorry to interrupt. Um…the person
seated before you didn't do those things…*Vala waves*
AZDAK: You will have your chance to make your presentation.
JACKSON: yes…um…I'm…I'm sure we will. I just wanted to make
something very clear as we discussed when she confessed…Vala was a
host…to a Goa'uld…a parasite that controlled her actions for many
years. It was that Goa'uld symbiote named Qetesh that committed the
atrocities that you are talking about…Vala herself can only be held
responsible for the actions she did after that Goa'uld was removed…
AZDAK: When exactly was that?
JACKSON: Um…*looks at Vala, leans down so she can whisper in his
ear* four ye---four years? *quieter* four years.
AZDAK: *goes to whisper with his co-council, comes back* very well.
Assuming your assertion to be true. We shall begin again. *Vala
grins at Jackson, who seems happy they've let her off* the first
claim of four. Planetary wide forced labor. *Jackson's face falls,
looks at Vala, who nods*
MITCHELL: *to Teal'c*…this is gonna be a long day.
AZDAK: I…perhaps more than any of you, feel great sorrow…at the fact
that I devoted my love…and faith so freely to *turns to point at
Vala*…an imposter, Who cared only for the naquadah in our mines.
With every breath… she lied. With every effort… she stole. At every
chance she betrayed us. The conditions of poverty that we now suffer…
are her fault and her fault alone. That is what you must consider!
*the crowd starts whispering*
MITCHELL: *to Vala* he's good.
VALA: I'm dead.
JACKSON: *takes a deep breath stands*…yes. She stole. She betrayed
you. She used you as slave labor. All this is true.
VALA: *Confused* not the opening statement I would have gone for.
JACKSON: but the only reason you know about this is because she told
you. She came forward knowing full well how you would feel…what the
consequences would be…ask yourselves…why would she do this? She did
it because there is a greater threat in this galaxy she thought you
deserved to know about. She told the truth in order to open your
eyes…to show you the dangers of giving away your freedom, your
freewill…in the hopes…that given another chance you wouldn't make
that same mistake twice. *Vala holds her head higher* we know that a
prior of the Ori has come here, he's been sent to this village to
convince you to worship beings more powerful than all of us, but you
must know…that like Vala they are not gods.
PRIOR (Ambassador from Avalon Part2): You speak well Daniel Jackson
*Teal'c stands raising P-90* of the planet Earth. What is a god?
What power is great enough to make you bow down in humble reverence
*Jackson look at Vala*
VALA: *whispers to Mitchell* that's the one that tried to burn us to
PRIOR: There is only one measure. The only question you may ask
yourself is why must I believe? What is there for any or all to gain
by choosing the path of origin? Those seeking eternal salvation can
follow the word of the Ori. Those that do not shall die as mortals.
It is as simple as that. The day of reckoning approaches. *grins*
your destiny awaits.
MITCHELL: He's pretty good too…
VALA: We are so dead.
Shot of pyramid, and back.
THATCHNER: *steps forward, dropping to his knees*I have told them of
the Ori Prior. Many of us believe.
JACKSON: But not all of us.
PRIOR: You doubt the power of the Ori?
JACKSON: No. but I understand how they got it…and because I do I'm
not willing to abandon my own freewill and worship them for it.
PRIOR: The Ori healed this man. This man that was sick. This man
that could barely walk.
JACKSON: This man was healed through Knowledge. We have medicine. We
have…tools that can do much the same thing. This device *picks up
healing device from other table* has the power to heal…if you know
how to use it. But not by power *holds it up* it's called technology.
JACKSON: yes. Knowledge. Understanding. Of the way things work. Of
the science… of the universe.
PRIOR: Maybe so…but consider this. There are two men. One is
starving and the other has a plentiful crop. Is it not wrong…for the
fortunate man to hoard his harvest? *the crowd whispers* should he
not share with his hungry brother? It is the same with knowledge and
understanding…as you have said the Ori have a greater understanding
of the universe but most importantly they are willing to share it
with us. Out of their love for us…their creation…only a fool would
JACKSON: Just because the Ori know more than we do, doesn't make
them gods…they are beings who were once like you and me…but they
evolved…they learned of humanities potential…eventually over time
they used that knowledge to shed their physical bodies and live as
energy on another *raises hand* higher plane of existence.
VALA: *mutters to Mitchell* which side is he on?
PRIOR: you are all children of the Ori! But you've been raised by
evil…the true nature of the universe has been kept from you by
powers that would have you stray from the path of origin…it is time
to open your eyes…let origin show you the way.
JACKSON: no…you're right…*walks* maybe hoarding the knowledge is
wrong. Or maybe its not…maybe learning for yourself is part of the
journey to enlightenment. But killing someone for not worshipping
you…regardless of your power. Is wrong. Very wrong. Knowledge is
power…but how you use that power defines whether you are good…or
PRIOR: The choice is yours.
THATCHNER: Give us another chance I beg you. Please…spare us all
PRIOR: *puts hands on Thatchners head* Believe in the power of the
ori…or be laid down in the dust *smirks at Vala*
The prior leaves some of the crowd following.
AZDAK: Escort the prisoner back to the cell…
AZDAK: we're done with the Maldarran…we must vote now on her
punishment and…discuss other issues…we now face…
JACKSON: wa—Azdak…I know what the Ori seem to be offering you might
sound very tempting…
AZDAK: We are poverty stricken, as a society we may not be able to
survive much longer…we thought our god *waves at Vala* would provide
for us. Why should we reject the knowledge and education to better
JACKSON: But you can have all that without giving up your freedom.
Don't you see how wrong it is to enforce belief by threatening your
people with their very lives?
AZDAK: As the Ori said…would we not be ignorant and deserving of
punishment for failing to see the plain truth before us? *looks at
Vala shaking head* Leave us…we shall deliberate.
SCENE: Commissary. Landry and Lam sit across from each other eating
lunch (Lam in a sort of rush to finish).
LANDRY: Comfortable where you're living?
LAM: I kind of like the place I'm renting in Cimarron hills
LANDRY: that's nice… you ought to buy.
LAM: well…just wait and see…I don't know how long I'm going to be
LANDRY: *nods, shifts* how's your mother?
LAM: why don't you call her and find out yourself? *eats*
LANDRY: why does everything have to be so hostile? I'm trying. To
tell you the truth I don't really know where to start…
LAM: start what? The long road back to happily ever after? <I like
LANDRY: I had a job to do.
LAM: as I do. Now I though this was suppose to be a professional
meeting about my staff? That's why I'm here.
LANDRY: excuse me. *gets up leaves*
Lam, drops head in to hand.
SCENE: Vala back in cell sitting on ground, Daniel on other side,
sitting facing her. A little further near entrance Mitchell and
Teal'c are sitting playing cards…I think Snap?
VALA: You need to work on your anti-Ori speech…that prior almost had
me believing…well not so much believing as willing to say I believe…
JACKSON: I know…
VALA: you are asking people to stand up and put their lives on the
JACKSON: I really believe it's the only way we're gonna have to
defend ourselves against them…
VALA: we could try shooting them…*he grins* you said the priors are
human…right? A few well aimed shots might…at least get there
JACKSON: well…you study enough religions you find that killing the
missionaries doesn't combat the overall philosophy.
VALA: The problem is that what the priors are offering sounds quite
good…until you get to the whole prostrating and burning people alive
JACKSON: There's that…and I don't think any of us have read the real
fine print yet.
JACKSON: Well…I personally know without a doubt, the priors are bad…
VALA: So creepy…
JACKSON: And…believe or die is an archaic moral standing… No the Ori
are wrong for doing what they're doing but the part I haven't
figured out yet…the part that's really bothering me is…why they're
doing it? I mean what do they care if people worship them or not?
Azdak walks in, They all stand. Vala with a sigh, preparing for the
AZDAK: We have decided to spare your life…*Both Vala and Jackson
sigh in relief*
VALA: Really? Thank you.
AZDAK: Your punishment…will be imprisonment for the rest of your
VALA: What? Azdak…after everything we've been through *waves between
AZDAK: you made me rub your feet
Jackson groans and makes a face, Vala hitting him through the bars.
VALA: Weren't you justly rewarded? Anyway the odd massage here and
there hardly warrants life imprisonment…
AZDAK: You lied and abused the people of this planet.
JACKSON: What about the prior?
VALA: Wait a minute…we're not done with me yet. *hits Jackson again*
AZDAK: Yes we are. As for the Prior the settlement is divided. Many
believe the Ori are worthy of our devotion.
JACKSON: and you?
A man runs in.
MAN: Thatchner has fallen ill.
JACKSON: that's the man the prior healed…
MAN: Please hurry….we fear he may be close to death
JACKSON: *Azdak moves to go* wait Azdak……um…maybe we can help.
SCENE: Thatchner lying down, Vala goes to move healing device over
him but he stops her.
THATCHNER: I do not want you near me.
VALA: Take it easy.
JACKSON: Its ok….she's not gonna hurt him.
Vala activates the hand device over him.
VALA: there. *she stops it* how do you feel now?
THATCHNER: What have you done to me?
VALA: Hmm…*grins* making people feel good is a natural talent of mine
JACKSON: *bends down helping Thatchner* can you sit up?
THATCHNER: I do not understand. How did she do it?
JACKSON: *takes healing device* well…this is a tool. Like a hammer
or a shovel just a lot more complicated. Just because you don't
understand something at first does not mean it's the magic of the
SCENE: Azdak, Jackson, Vala and Mitchell walk along the settlement…
AZDAK: You think…that if we are united and tell this prior that we
will not heed his word he will merely go away and leave us alone?
JACKSON: Well I wish I could say for sure what would happen, all I
know is you have to make a stand.
MITCHELL: Whatever happens we'll be here to back you up.
JACKSON: But ultimately it's gonna be up to you and your people.
AZDAK: *stops turns to Vala* in exchange for saving Thatchners life
I have decided to reopen the issue of your life imprisonment…
VALA: Thank you. I have to admit it did make me feel rather good.
JACKSON: I'm sure you thought there might be a reward…
VALA: That's not what I did it *Jackson gives her a disbelieving nod*
AZDAK: Speaking of rewards…the entirety of your property will be
kept here as payment for your crimes.
VALA: Now hang on a minute…*Azdak almost faints they grab him,
pulling him upright*
JACKSON: You alright?
AZDAK: yeah yes… its just been a long day.
MAN: *runs up to them* Azdak! You must come quickly
AZDAK: What is it?
MAN: Many have fallen ill.
Azdak goes to follow the man and then faints.
SCENE: The ill have been brought into the room the trial was held in…
Vala uses the Healing device on Azdak.
AZDAK: *sits up* Thank you…you are truly blessed…
VALA: Oh I don't know about that…I'm just doing the best that I can…
AZDAK: How many have fallen ill?
VALA: I've lost count…but it's a lot
Jackson comes over to Vala and Azdak.
JACKSON: Well whatever this thing is it's spreading like wild fire…
come on we need you over here…*leaves*
VALA: We'll talk about my treasure later *Follows Jackson*
SCENE: Control room. Lam and Landry watching and speaking with
Mitchell on screen
MITCHELL: We're doing our best to quarantine the sick, Vala's using
the healing device…to cure them as they come in…but they're piling
up pretty quick…
MITCHELL: Weakness, high fever…chest and stomach pains…um…they have
trouble breathing…some of the extreme cases have gone into shock
before Vala can even get to them
It doesn't sound like we're dealing with something transmitted from
person to person…not that fast we could be looking at a common
source…possible water or food…
MITCHELL: Oh…I'd…I'd say we know the source…
LANDRY: Looks like these priors want to show us they're gonna play
MITCHELL: Well they're definitely trying to establish some
LAM: how are you and you're team colonel.
MITCHELL: yeah we're fine…but I reckon we could use some back up
LANDRY: On the way colonel.
MITCHELL: Thank you sir.
SCENE: Vala sitting in the large room in the pyramid. Jackson enters.
JACKSON: You alright? *Sits next to her*
JACKSON: you can do this
VALA: I'm not so sure.
JACKSON: Look I know using that hand device must be taking a lot out
of you but we really…really need your help right now
VALA: Each one is getting harder…Each time it takes longer and they
keep coming I don't think I can save this whole village Daniel
JACKSON: You have to keep trying…
MITCHELL: (On radio) Jackson we have a problem here…
JACKSON: *grabs radio* Give me a minute
MITCHELL: Now please…
Jackson stares at Vala, send her a silent sorry heads off.
SCENE: Azdak has fallen ill again.
JACKSON: He was just fine.
MITCHELL: Well he's not fine now.
VALA: *drops down beside Azdak* I healed him…*looks at Jackson* if
they can get re-infected this will never end…
AZDAK: We must give in…they are too powerful
VALA: No…*she uses the healing device on him* its ok…I'm here.
SCENE: A med team in Hazmat suits gets ready to leave. Landry stops
LAM: I'm chief medical officer on this base. Its my call who goes on
this mission. Given my work with the CDC infectious disease is my
specialty. *stops* I am easily the most qualified for this.
LANDRY: I know. I'm your dad. <awww> Just came by to wish you luck
and be careful
LAM: thank you. I will. *heads off*
SCENE: Azdak still really Ill
JACKSON: Hang in there. Don't give up yet. *looks over at Vala, who
is healing a woman, shaking her head*
MITCHELL: Hey…*spotting Lam, walks over, he looks a little hot…*
thanks for coming…
LAM: This is worse than I thought
MITCHELL: Yeah…they're falling pretty fast
LAM: we're gonna need a place to work.
MITCHELL: *nods, points* this way.
SCENE: Vala, motions to Jackson with her head to come over, he drops
what he's doing and goes
JACKSON: *quietly* what?
VALA: this *holds up healing device* is not working anymore…*hands
it to him* I'm sorry
JACKSON: *sighs* you have to keep trying…I mean…at least put on a
show keep their hopes up…we know you can do that
VALA: see this is exactly why I don't even think about trying to
help people. *jumps* I'm terrible at it, because of me…these poor
souls are either gonna die horribly or they're gonna give into the
prior in the hopes that he'll heal them
JACKSON: *snaps quietly* that's not because of you!
VALA: I cannot make them better! And if I hadn't have been so
worried about my precious treasure I would never have opened my big
fat mouth and we never would have come here.
JACKSON: Then these people would still have to either convert to
origin or face the consequences. And that's a dilemma the rest of
our galaxy is going to have to worry about.
LAM: *Walks over to them * May I speak with you?
Jackson gives Vala back the hand device follows Lam. Vala and Teal'c
follow too. They walk into the large room in the pyramid.
LAM: I've pretty much ruled out bacterial infection at this point
I'm treating with an antiviral cocktail, we're just gonna have to
wait and see
JACKSON: any idea why the hand device seems to have lost its
LAM: *they stop* First I'd have to understand even remotely how that
thing works. I do know its not unheard of for viruses to mutate and
become immune to whatever's trying to attack it
JACKSON: alright…I don't know if this helps or not but we know the
ancients were almost wiped out by a similar plague *Lam nods* I'm
just bringing it up in case there's something in the research that's
already been done.
VALA: You think the Ori gave it to them? *he shrugs*
LAM: I am aware that sg-1 was infected with a virus and then cured
by an ancient found frozen down in Antarctica. Now…the symptoms and
rate of progression here…are remarkably similar.
TEAL'C: Do you have any hypotheses as to why we have not been
LAM: No…we're still looking at your blood work…excuse me *she leaves
VALA: *to Jackson * feel my forehead am I hot? Hotter than usual
*takes his hand* well *puts it on her head* you know what I mean…
SCENE: Control room. Lam reporting back to Landry and Harriman.
LAM: I'm sorry…I'm sure you know how much I wanted to walk in here
and solve this.
LANDRY: Hey you wanted to be a doctor
LAM: I've seen some bad situations before but nothing like this…
LANDRY: And based on that comparison what's that prognosis?
LAM: If we don't make a big breakthrough really soon…these people
are going to need a miracle
NURSE: (on radio) Dr Lam. You're need immediately
LAM: I have to go. Lam out.
SCENE: In the large room, in pyramid, Lam walks in; Vala passes her
computer hand held
VALA: This is bad right
LAM: The virus is shutting down his internal organs. He can't
process toxins within his own system…he's essentially being poisoned
VALA: Can't you give him more medicine
LAM: As it is this may be the virus bouncing back against treatment…
I hate having to say this…but there's nothing I can do.
Camera pans down to reveal Mitchell. Team looks worried.
SCENE: Opens on Lam
LAM: Time of death. 14 hours 18 minutes after preliminary symptoms
were first noted. *Its Azdak, they cover his head* remove the body
and prep him for autopsy. *heads off*
VALA: *stops nurse* can I have a minute with him first?
Vala pulls down the cloth, and bites back tears. Lam walks up to
JACKSON: This is the first. not the last. I've got to get back to
Jackson Walks over kneeling behind Vala, she stares off trying hard
not to cry.
JACKSON: You did everything you could.
THATCHNER: *SHOUTS* He has returned! The prior of the Ori has
VALA: You go ahead Daniel. *he heads off*
SCENE: The prior is stopped by Thatchner.
THATCHNER: Please you must save us. Forgive those blinded by
ignorance. People are dieing. Our children are dieing. They will
believe. They do believe.
PRIOR: Still…not all of you. *looks beyond him*
THATCHNER: *Jackson and Teal'c walk over* they are not of us. They
do not speak for us.
JACKSON: Why are you doing this?
PRIOR: From the smallest seeds of doubt springs forth a mighty
poisonous tree of evil.
JACKSON: Yeah alright. Cut the crap. This is my fault alright. I'm
the one who told these people that if they didn't bow down to you…
bow down to the ori. You might just give up and go away. Well I was
wrong. I understand now. You don't have to kill them to prove a
point to me.
PRIOR: Do you truly understand?
JACKSON: I understand this isn't about you and me.
PRIOR: it is about all the children of the Ori.
VALA: Enough. *she walks up next to Jackson, holding P-90* heal
these people now.
VALA: No Daniel I've had it with the Ori I think its time we sent
them a message. Or will you heal them
PRIOR: Only their faith can heal them now.
VALA: Then you are useless to us *pulls p-90 up firing at prior, the
bullets stop just short of his body and drop to the ground*
THATCHNER: Stop at once. Please do not let their evil deeds doom us.
*he kneels* we all bow to the power of the Ori. *the other follow
and Bow too*
PRIOR: Hallowed are the Ori
CROWD: Hallowed are the Ori
He hits the ground with his stick; it glows and passes over the
whole settlement. As the light fades, Mitchell wakes, Lam sitting by
MITCHELL: Ugh…wow. Have you got a couple of aspirin?
MALE NURSE: *runs in* Dr Lam!
LAM: *waves him off* how are you feeling.
MITCHELL: Tingly…how about we pretend I didn't say that
LAM: Ok…you hang on…and I'll be right back. *She and male nurse run
MITCHELL: Hey what did I miss?
Lam and male nurse hurry out all the sick have been cured and are
LAM: Oh my god.
MALE NURSE: That's not all. *points*
Azdak, is alive and sitting up.
SCENE: The prior walks up to Jackson
PRIOR: Tell others what you have seen today. *he leaves, the crowd
bowing to him*