"A HUNDRED DAYS"
Alien Planet. Two moons can be seen in the sky.
SG-1 is sitting with a native woman on a hillside over looking
a large body of water at night.
"So, Laira, When's the big show gonna
"Soon, be patient."
"Oh, I'm patient. I'm nothing if not
patient. When's it start?"
"Is he always like this?"
"Thank you, Teal'c."
"Laira, we haven't seen anything you
could call "fire rain" these past few
nights...how come you're sure it's gonna
to fall tonight?"
"It begins this night each year."
"Whoa...the same night every year? That
doesn't make sense...I mean unless the
planet's orbit travels through a debris
field like an asteroid belt, in which
"Please...don't suck the fun out of
"When I was a child, my father told
me that the fire rain was the tears
of our ancestors longing to be reunited."
A meteor is seen streaking across the sky.
"A falling star...that's, uh that's
what we call "fire rain" where we come
from. In our culture, you're supposed
to make a wish."
"On Chulak we call it Tal Pak Ryn."
"Which means, uh...falling star."
Sam smiles at their exchange.
"What do you think, Jack? Was it worth
"Oh, yeah,...yeah, I'm a huge fan of
Suddenly, a large meteor shoots across the sky. Flames can be
"Whoa...Carter, how close was that?"
"I was...rather concerned for a minute
"I don't understand."
"Laira, that's what we call a near miss.
If that meteor had struck the ground
instead of bouncing off of the atmosphere...."
"This...is an annual event?"
"Yes, though it grows more spectacular
every year. By tomorrow evening the
entire sky..." (She stops and looks
around as she notices the looks on everyone's
faces.) "What's wrong?"
"I'll make some more observations tonight,
"I'm gonna check the, uh, geological
record in the morning..."
"I'll...make a wish."
More meteors are seen streaking across the sky.
Richard Dean Anderson as Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks as Doctor Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping as Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge as Teal'c
Don S. Davis as General George Hammond
Michele Greene as Laira
Gary Jones as Sgt. Walter Davis
Shane Meier as Garan
Teryl Rothery as Doctor Janet Fraiser
Alien Planet - Sam and Laira are looking at a lap top computer
inside Laira's home.
"See this bright dot? It represents
your world, Edora. Now it orbits your
sun in a big circle like this and crosses
through an asteroid belt up here at
it's widest point. Now, as you pass
through the millions of tiny rocks and
particles, some of them burn up in Edora's
"As fire rain..."
"Exactly. The problem is, the asteroid
belt isn't uniform, so certain orbits
in certain years must pass through a
denser debris field. Can you ever remember
the fire rain striking the ground?"
"Not in my life time, nor in my father's...but
there is a tale of the ancestors that
on the second day of the fire rain,
there was a distant thunder and the
horizon burned as thought the sun never
"How long ago was that?"
"Many, many years ago."
Jack peeks in through the exterior door.
"Mornin' campers. Who's goin' on Daniel's
little geology field trip?"
(calls to) "Garan?"
Garan comes in through a different interior doorway.
"Garan can show you the way to the caves.
He and a young girl go there from time
to time, though I don't know why."
"Fair day, and be well."
Laira smiles at Jack and he returns it.
"Sir, I'd like to go back to Earth and
input the data I collected from last
night's observations into the base's
Sam nods at him as she rises from her sitting position.
"Fair day, Laira."
Laira approaches Jack.
"I'm sure you'll want to discuss the
treaty ...between our two worlds."
"Sure...we could do that..."
Inside the Edoran caves.
"I figure the decay rate differential
between the layers of Naquada is about
150 years, give or take, so..."
"A mineral substance."
"Cool...uh, J..Jack, says that."
"Yes, he does. I'm not really sure that,
uh, cool applies to this. You see, something
like this happened on my world millions
of years ago and nearly wiped out all
"That's what's gonna happen here?"
"Well, we only know that it has happened...uh,
in varying degrees of destruction every
150 years or so..."
"And it appears that is precisely the
amount of time since the last impact."
(Daniel gives Teal'c a worrisome glance.)
"I see no reason to withhold the truth
from these people, Daniel Jackson."
"Is there anything we can do to stop
According to the observations I made
last night, the near miss we experienced
was just the first of hundreds of car-sized
asteroids directly in the path of Edora
- P5C-768. The night sky is full of
"We can't evacuate an entire planet,
"As far as we know, these are the only
descendents of a race brought to Edora
by the Goa'uld thousands of years ago.
There may only be a small number of
strikes locally. If that's the case,
we can send them home in a few days.
If not, we'd be saving the last of a
Edora - Jack and Laira are walking over
a bridge approaching a man who is pulling
traps out of the water.
"Paynan...this is Jack."
"They say you've come through the stone
ring. Hard thing to ask a man to believe."
"I know what you mean." (Referring to
the trap.) "Any luck?"
"There's nothing more than meets the
eye here...our fields...those few buildings...our
children...what we have, we need."
"We're only interested in fair trade,
Paynan dismisses them without another word, throwing his trap
back over the bridge and into the water. Jack and Laira continue
on their way.
"Many of my people are most curious
to know what it is we have that you
could possibly want."
"Well, you remember how excited Carter
got the day we got here?"
"Something in our soil..."
"That's a mineral called Naquada. We
don't have it on Earth...it's...well,
it's very important to us."
"And in return for taking this Naquada
from our soil?"
"Well, there are a lot of things we
could help you out with...medicine,
technology, education...we'd become
"We're already friends."
(Chuckles) "My mother taught me to be
wary of men wishing to be closer friends."
"Well, if you'd like, I'll negotiate
this treaty with your mother, that way
there'd be no conflict of interest..."
Jack is interrupted by meteors streaking across the sky in broad
"I've never seen the fire rain in the
light of day."
A very large meteor blazes overhead.
Daniel is picking up an artifact.
"It's a cooking utensil. Which probably
means at some point a number of people
spent time here."
"Perhaps this cave provided a means
for a small number of Edorans to survive
the last meteor bombardment."
"There is no threat."
"If just one big meteor lands within
a few miles of here, the resulting explosion
could wipe out the entire village."
"Year after year, the fire rain comes,
goes and harms no one. Do you not see
what they are doing? They want us gone
so they can claim our lands for themselves."
"That's not true."
"If you go with them, you will never
see your land again."
"Oh, for cryin' out loud, there's always
one like you in a crowd. You wanna stay...stay."
"I have come to know these travelers...and
though their world seems far, it is
only a step away. I will take that step
in good faith. If you wish to follow,
join us at the stone ring. And if you
do not, may the ancestors protect you."
"You need only take what you can carry.
There'll be plenty of food and water
where we're going."
Another large meteor streaks overhead and crashes somewhere off
in the distance.
"All right folks, train's leavin'...let's
Laira's house - as she is packing.
LAIRA (CALLING OUT)
"Garan...don't forget the prayer chain
that you're father gave you. Garan?"
(She walks to his room and sees that
he is not there.) "Oh, no."
She runs out her front door to Jack.
"Have you seen Garan?"
Jack turns around to address Daniel and Teal'c as they are helping
to direct people toward the Stargate.
"Daniel, Teal'c...Garan come back with
"He should be here, O'Neill."
"The cave...we were talking about how
previous generations survived, they
must have...gone back there."
"All right, you three (Carter has joined
them) go...get these people outta here...we'll
find the kids and catch up."
SGC Embarkation Room
The Stargate activates and the wormhole is established.
"SG-1's code, sir."
"Here they come, people. Doctor, stand
by to receive refugees."
We see Jack and Laira running toward the caves. Next we see Daniel
in front of the active Edoran gate helping people walk through.
"Don't be afraid, the others are waiting
for you on the other side."
"Approximately one-third of the village."
CARTER (TO DANIEL)
"You go through...let the Edorans know
everything is all right. We'll be on
your six." (Then into her radio again)
"Mother! This is where the ancestors
survived. We brought food...and some
"Garan, try this my way..."
There is a large explosion. Small rocks fall from the ceiling
and a torch is jarred from its holder on the wall of the cave.
"It's getting too dangerous, Teal'c."
"I will remain until O'Neill returns."
"He can dial home when he gets here."
Sam and Teal'c suddenly see a large meteor headed straight for
them. They both turn and run toward the Edoran 'gate and dive
through just before the meteor strikes.
SGC Embarkation Room
"We're losing wormhole stability."
Several seconds later, Teal'c and Sam come tumbling through the
'gate. Hammond comes up behind Daniel who is at the bottom of
the ramp looking back at Sam and Teal'c with a worried expression
on his face.
"Colonel O'Neill went to help some villagers.
We waited until the last possible moment,
"I know you did. We almost lost you."
"General Hammond, I wish to return immediately
with a search party."
"You can't Teal'c. That last hit was
right on top of the 'gate, you'd be
walking into a firestorm."
"I am willing to take that risk."
"I'm not willing to let you."
"We can wait 24 hours and send a M.A.L.P
"Major Carter's right. If it's safe
by tomorrow, you'll all go."
Jack is looking out the mouth of the cave. Rain and ash are falling
and he can see several fires in the distance as explosions continue.
When he hears no answer, he goes back into the cave to join Laira,
Garan and Naytha.
"It's still pretty hot out there, we
should stay put. There's good news...it's
raining. It should put out some of the
"Could you see the village?"
"No. Garan...we had a plan."
"Daniel said there's nothing you could
As more explosions are heard, Laira moves to take a seat beside
Jack and wraps her arms around his arm. He pats her hand with
his free hand.
SGC Control Room
"Chevron six encoded."
Teal'c, Sam, Janet, Daniel and Hammond are all there watching
as they try to reestablish a wormhole with Edora.
"Chevron seven...locked. Wormhole established..."
"Standing by for M.A.L.P. deployment,
"Send it through."
The M.A.L.P. goes through the 'gate.
"The M.A.L.P. should reach Edora in
four, three, two, one...we should be
receiving telemetry now, sir."
Static can be heard over the speakers and a fuzzy picture is
seen on the monitors.
"Environmental reports no telemetry."
A FEMALE VOICE
"Then the M.A.L.P. must have been destroyed
as soon as it reached the other side.
There's no other explanation."
"Shut it down." (To Sam who has closed
her eyes momentarily) "Until you can
provide me with answers to this problem,
the rescue mission is scrubbed." (Then
to Dr. Fraiser) "Inform our visitors
they'll be staying with us until we
can make a proper assessment of your
"Yes, sir." (She leaves the control
Sam stares at the 'gate for several seconds.
Edoran Village - Smoke is rising all
around and several of the buildings
look burnt. Garan opens the door to
Laira's house and finds several villagers
in there. Many are injured and coughing.
Soon Naytha, Laira and Jack follow.
"Why did you stay?"
"On the third day we could take no more...we
fled to the stone ring...where it used
"Used to be?"
Jack gets up and runs to where the Stargate was located to find
a large trench of gravel and dirt where the Stargate once stood.
He looks around and begins to realize he is not going home. Laira
comes up behind him.
"It's gone. I'll never see my people
again. They can never come home."
Jack walks further away from her, kicking at boulders and rocks.
Night has fallen on Edora. The survivors are sitting down to
a meal that Laira has prepared.
"Thanks be to the ancestors that we
live and have a roof to shield our heads.
Thanks be to the ancestors that we have
food to sustain and nourish us."
Laira is interrupted as Jack opens the exterior door, finally
returning from the former Stargate site.
"This is all that remains of our people
because of you."
"My mother and father..."
"You took them away through that thing...and
now it is gone."
"That thing probably saved their lives
and if you'd have shut up and listened
to me in the first place, this wouldn't
be the situation."
Jack looks at Laira and then turns to leave.
Jack looks down at his hands which are holding his hat. He slowly
walks over to the table and takes a seat.
SCG Control Room - Daniel, Hammond,
Sam and Teal'c are looking through the
window at an active 'gate.
"No signal from the radio transmitter,
"If the Edoran Stargate were truly buried,
how then was a wormhole established?"
"The meteor hit while the wormhole was
"So it's possible that the molten Naquada
hardened just above the event horizon."
"Like an iris?"
"Sergeant, shut it down."
"That was our last shot, people. I'm
calling this one. As of right now, I'm
officially calling him missing in action."
"General Hammond, perhaps Edora can
be reached by another means."
"That's right...the Tok'ra could send
"Or, or the Tollan..."
"Let me at least contact those of our
allies that are capable of interstellar
travel...see if they're willing to help."
"Very well, Doctor."
General Hammond leaves as the three remaining members of SG-1
look at each other.
Edora - Laira's house.
Jack is lying on the floor. Laira comes around in front of him,
wearing her nightgown and walks to the washbasin to wash her
face. She notices Jack, who is awake and watching her. She picks
up a shirt and hands it to Jack.
"I thought you might like a clean work
shirt. My husband never wore it. I made
it for him just before he died."
"There's a chance the Stargate is just
"We have to rebuild before the harvest
and...there are very few of us now..."
Laira walks back the way she had come. Jack looks at the shirt
and puts it on the ground beside him and closes his eyes again.
SGC Briefing Room
"Wormhole physics...a field, Major,
that you pioneered, states that under
these conditions ordinary matter won't
even reintegrate on the other side.
There's no way to overcome that."
"I think there is, sir...and I'm not
the one who thought of it...Sokar did."
"Yes, sir. When he tried to breach the
iris by bombarding it with a particle
beam. Subatomic particles, barely small
enough to reintegrate, produced energy
as they decayed."
"Which caused the iris to heat up..."
"Exactly. Now, if we could do the same
thing, we could melt the hardened Naquada
barrier just above the event horizon
and create a pocket of super-heated
"Well then all we have to do is open
the 'gate again, sir. The unstable vortex
it normally generates would then be
allowed to expand into that pocket and
create and even larger cavern. One person
might be able to go through, sir, and
dig it out."
"I think we can safely assume Teal'c
would volunteer... but..."
"We don't have a particle beam generator,
sir. We'd have to build one."
"Then you'd better get started."
Edora - where the Stargate used to be
Jack is digging a hole near where the Stargate once stood. Garan
approaches carrying a bundle.
"You, uh, missed evening meal. I brought
"Well, you gotta be...you worked all
day in the fields."
"I've got a couple of hours of good
"You can't go home...it's my fault."
"No it's not."
Garan puts his hat back on and walks back as Jack continues to
Sam is working at a computer. Janet walks up to her, carrying
"You working through the night again?"
"Yeah, Lot of work to do...thank you."
"Look Sam, there's no doubt you are
going to solve this, but you have to
accept the fact it's going to take time."
"Yeah, well, if I think that way, it
could take months."
"Daniel says the Tollan could have a
ship in the vicinity of Edora some time
early next year."
"He shouldn't have to wait that long."
"You miss him."
"Is this a problem?"
"No, No...Of course not."
Jack is throwing stones in a body of water. Laira approaches.
"Many of us fear the fire rain will
come again. Do you?"
"No. If Daniel was right, and he always
is, it'll be another 150 years before
that happens again. It's a long time.
I was kinda wondering which direction
"It's this way."
"No, I meant..."
"I know what you meant...come, I'd like
"I don't even like my company right
"You will again. Loss is that way. I
mourned my husband for a hundred days.
I never left my house...I never spoke
"I left my house and I spoke to people.
Walk with me."
Jack drops his rocks, reaches up to take her hand and the two
of them walk off screen to the right as the camera moves to the
left toward the water. Then on the water we see a canoe approaching
and the words "Three Months Later" appear on the screen. Jack
is paddling the canoe and he is wearing Edoran garments. He paddles
to the shore where Laira is standing to greet him, holding a
canteen in her hand.
"You left this at home."
"Oh, Yeah. Yeah."
He gets out of the canoe and takes the canteen from her hand.
They walk together down the road.
"Paynan has invited you to evening supper."
"Why? He doesn't even like me."
"He's very grateful for all the help
you've given him in rebuilding his home."
"I just hammered a few nails. Well,
actually I made the nails first, and
then I hammered them, but..."
"Still, you've worked very hard...thank
"Anything I can do."
"No...it's too soon."
"Now, come on...don't...do that...what?"
"You'll know when the time comes."
"I need a little help here."
Laira kisses Jack.
"Does that help?"
They kiss again...much longer this time.
SGC Control Room
"Initiating beam firing sequence...now."
The particle beam generator is firing through the active Stargate.
"Particle beam is operating at 112%
of predicted efficiency."
"How long will the beam have to be maintained?"
"The longer, the better, sir. The important
thing will be to dial again as quickly
as possible as soon as it shuts down."
There is a party at Paynan's house. Jack is drinking with Paynan.
"So, what do ya think?"
"Absolute rotgut...more, please."
There is laughing, music, dancing. Laira and Jack are sitting
at a table with Paynan, watching the others. Garan is blindfolded
and being spun around by others and then is directed to Naytha
and the blindfold is removed.
"What just happened?"
"The ancestors guided him to the one
they wish him betrothed."
"He was peeking." (Laira laughs and
jabs his arm.) "What?"
Jack is pulled from his seat and dragged out into the dancing
crowd. The blindfold is put on him, he is spun and guided toward
Laira. He reaches out to take her in his arms and kisses her
cheek as they move to the music.
SGC Embarkation Room
A M.A.L.P. is being sent through the active Stargate.
"M.A.L.P. should be arriving at the
Edora 'gate in three, two, one. Receiving
telemetry...no wait, wait, we lost it,
there's no signal."
"Transmission interrupt at the source."
"Play back the visual...Whoa, there...see?"
All are looking at the monitor so see what looks like a spiral
of some sort.
"The gate is horizontal as you thought,
"...and the M.A.L.P. just slipped back
through the event horizon. It means
the vortex will have dug part way to
the surface. Teal'c, you'll need to
secure yourself above the event horizon
as soon as you're on the other side
and you'll have to carry everything
"I hope you do, son, because if you
fail to dig your way to the surface,
this will be a one-way trip."
Edora - Jack and Laira are entering
"It's just us."
"Ah...well, apparently I should expect
a massive headache tomorrow...so I should
get a head start." (He motions toward
where he has been sleeping - she stops
"Do you remember when I told you...there
was something you could do for me?"
(Jack looks at her but says nothing.)
"I want you to give me a child." (Jack
raises his eyebrows, but doesn't break
"I wanted to be patient. I wanted to
wait until you had let go of the life
you left behind...until you knew that
you belonged with us. Tonight...I see
it in your eyes."
"Laira...you should know...a part of
me is never going to let go of what
I left behind."
"Well...that's not the part I want."
SGC Embarkation Room - Teal's is preparing
to go through the 'gate. He shoots a
harpoon through first.
Edora - Paynan and Jack are chopping
wood. Both have hangovers.
"She is a fine woman."
"Yes, she is."
"Took you long enough to see that...I
was afraid you were going blind."
"Well, if I've gone blind...it's from
whatever we were drinking last night."
"Tolka...has a bite to it."
Buried Edoran Stargate - Teal'c is hooking
himself to the ceiling of the cavern.
The wormhole is still active.
"General Hammond...I have secured myself
on the other side."
"I will begin immediately."
Outside Laira's House - Jack is sharpening
a hatchet on a spinning stone. Laira
comes out of the house carrying Jack's
SGC stuff in a basket.
"Goin' somewhere with that stuff?"
"I just though you might not need these
"Well, hang on...some of that's pretty
good...the jacket is, uh..."
"Does it remind you of home?"
"Are you sure?"
She walks away with it.
Buried Edoran Stargate - Teal'c continues
trying to drill to the surface.
"It is most difficult, Daniel Jackson."
"The 'gate will shut down automatically
in ...60 seconds. At that point we won't
be able to open it again from this side.
The vortex would vaporize everything
within the cavern."
"You'll have a maximum of four hours
of oxygen once we're cut off. If you
haven't reached the surface by that
"You may want to wish me Ral Tora Ke..."
"Good luck, Teal'c."
Laira is at the water's edge starting
to sort through Jack's things. She picks
up his radio and messes with the dials...she
"15 seconds till shut down....10 seconds
till shut down...5 seconds..."
Buried Edoran Gate - Teal'c is still
dangling from the cavern ceiling...
The wormhole disconnects and Teal'c continues to drill...
Laira's House - evening meal.
"Curling...Big where my grandfather's
from in, uh, Northern Minnesota. You
throw a big round, kind of slab of rock
down this...slab of ice and just sweep..."
(He stops as he notices Laira just staring
at the table.) "What?"
"When I was taking your things away
today...I thought I heard a sound come
from this." (She hands him the radio.)
"Perhaps a voice..."
Jack takes the radio from her and then he gets up and heads out
of the house. Garan follows.
Jack and Garan begin digging in earnest. Teal'c continues to
pick away from underneath. Laira approaches as Jack continues
to dig. He pauses momentarily to look at her and an unspoken
message is sent between them. Then he continues to dig with Garan.
Moments later, he and Teal'c create a hole and Jack is able to
Edorans arriving home and being greeted
by those who stayed behind. Jack is
standing in front of the other three
members of SG-1. He is still in Edoran
"So when the third M.A.L.P. sent back
just a few seconds of telemetry, we
knew the gate was horizton...tal...and..."
(She stops as Jack is no longer listening,
but has moved past her toward Laira.)
"Is he all right?"
"He's fine...I just don't think he was
expecting to go home again."
They turn to watch Jack as he approaches Laira.
"No, I'm not."
"You don't have to..."
Sam over hears the exchange and looks away, unable to watch any
"Come with me..."
"I belong here."
"I'll come back...soon...we still have
that treaty to talk about..."
"Our two worlds are going to be...friends."
"Closer friends. Fair day and be well."
Jack walks reluctantly away to join the other SG-1 members and
Laira crosses her hands and places them on her abdomen and looks
down at them. Then she looks in Jack's direction again.