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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 807

                                       "AFFINITY"

                                           By

                                     Peter DeLuise


                                     Transcribed by 
 
                                    Callie Sullivan



               A street somewhere. A car, driving somewhat too fast, slams into 
               the rear of a car in front which has slowed down ready to park 
               at the kerb. The rear carís bonnet buckles and steam starts coming 
               out. Out of the rear car get three men who can best be described 
               as looking like thugs. Loud music is coming from the car. A young 
               man gets out of the front car.
 
                                     THUG
                         What the hell were you doiní?!

                                     YOUNG MAN
                         I was trying to park.

                                     THUG
                         Did you ever hear of signalling, pal?
 
                         
                                     YOUNG MAN
                         I did signal.

                                     THUG
                         Listen, man, if you donít know how to 
                         drive, maybe you should try stayiní 
                         off the damn road!
 
                                     YOUNG MAN
                         Well, maybe if you hadnít been tailgatiní 
                         me, this wouldníta happened.
 
               (The thug laughs indignantly, then grabs the young man by the 
               jacket.)
 
                                     THUG
                         Oh, no, you didnít just say that! (He 
                         slams him against his car.)
 
                                     YOUNG MAN
                         Look, man, I donít want any trouble.
 
                         
                                     THUG
                         Too late. (He draws back his fist and 
                         goes to punch the young man, but his 
                         hand is caught by someone. Itís Tealíc, 
                         wearing casual clothes and with no hat 
                         on so that his tattoo is clearly visible.)
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         This is unlawful behaviour.

                                     THUG
                         Who the hell are you?

                                     TEALíC
                         Collision procedure dictates that you 
                         exchange insurance information and if 
                         necessary notify the police.
 
               (The thug looks round at one of his friends, who laughs disbelievingly.)
 
               
                                     THUG
                         What?!

                                     TEALíC
                         This gentleman did indeed signal (the 
                         man nods in agreement), which would 
                         indicate that it was you who was at 
                         fault.
 
               (The thug tries to tug Tealícís hand free without success.)
 
               
                                     THUG
                         Pal, youíd better learn to mind your 
                         own damned business.
 
               (He goes to punch Tealíc with his free fist but Tealíc grabs 
               it with his own free hand, then headbutts the thug who falls 
               to the ground. The second thug swings a punch at him but Tealíc 
               ducks, then punches him twice and he falls. The third thug swings 
               a punch but Tealíc lowers his head so that the punch goes straight 
               into his tattoo. The thug cries out in pain, then Tealíc punches 
               him to the ground. The first thug gets up onto his hands and 
               knees, then roars in rage as he starts to throw himself at Tealíc, 
               but Tealíc punches him down again before he can even get off 
               his knees. Bystanders move slowly closer as Tealíc stands in 
               the middle of the three downed men. A young skateboarding kid, 
               Eric, looks on in awe.
 
                                     ERIC
                         Woh!

                                     TEALíC
                         I believe it will now be necessary to 
                         notify the police.
 
                                     YOUNG MAN
                         Yeah. Thanks.

               (In the background we can still hear the music coming from the 
               thugsí car - the lyrics go, ďWhoís the man?Ē)
 
               (Tealíc bows his head to the young man.)

               
               SGC. JACKíS OFFICE. Walter, looking nervous, comes to the door 
               and knocks.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Sir, uh, Colonel Kendrick from the Office 
                         of Special Investigations is here to 
                         see you.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Does he have an appointment?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         No, sir ...

               (Kendrick pushes Walter out of the way and barges in.)

                                     KENDRICK
                         You wouldnít return my phone calls, 
                         sir.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         I was busy; didnít think it was important 
                         - take your pick.
 
                                     KENDRICK
                         You know as well as I do thereís been 
                         another incident. (Jack looks at Walter, 
                         who holds up his hand placatingly and 
                         backs out of the office.) When you petitioned 
                         the OSI to allow Tealíc to live off-base, 
                         your request was approved under certain 
                         provisions. These provisions have clearly 
                         been violated.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Oh, come on, Colonel. If you had saved 
                         Earth from total annihilation a couple 
                         of times and your government told you 
                         you couldnít go out to play, wouldnít 
                         you consider it more a ... guideline 
                         than a rule?
 
                                     KENDRICK
                         We all appreciate what Tealíc has done 
                         for us, sir, on numerous occasions - 
                         but that doesnít change the fact that 
                         heís a liability, and every day heís 
                         allowed to roam around in public jeopardises 
                         national security.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Oh, donít be so dramatic, Dick - itíll 
                         give you gas.
 
                                     KENDRICK
                         Either you take action to ensure these 
                         provisions are met or the OSI will.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Hey. (He holds up a finger warningly.) 
                         Watch it. Iíll look into it.
 
                                     KENDRICK
                         Yes, sir. (He turns and leaves. Behind 
                         Kendrickís back, Jack continues to wave 
                         him away.)
 
               
               TEALíCíS APARTMENT BLOCK. Inside the building, someone knocks 
               Ďshave and a haircutí on Tealícís door. Tealíc opens the door.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hey!

                                     TEALíC
                         Daniel Jackson.

                                     DANIEL
                         Just wanted to come by and see how youíre 
                         settling in.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Please enter.

               (Daniel comes in and looks around.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Wow - I like what youíre doiní with 
                         the place - sort of, um, Jaffa chic 
                         with, er, East African flair.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         I have discovered there are many programmes 
                         on television which offer advice in 
                         the area of home design and decoration.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, Iím a little more into the History 
                         Channel myself.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Can I offer you anything?

                                     DANIEL
                         No, Iím fine. Um, howís the fern doiní? 
                         (Tealíc blinks, then gestures to Danielís 
                         side. Daniel turns and walks over to 
                         a very sad-looking fern in a pot. He 
                         lifts a few of the fronds, which sound 
                         very dry.) Donít suppose youíve tried 
                         talking to it.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         I have not. Perhaps you should tell 
                         me why you are here.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         A guy just canít come by and visit his 
                         friend? (He sits down. Tealíc looks 
                         at him. Daniel taps his hands on his 
                         knees for a moment, then stands up again.) 
                         Yep - I heard what happened the other 
                         day. Three KOs, first round.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         OíNeill sent you to speak with me.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         No ... yeah.

                                     TEALíC
                         I broke no law. I intervened to prevent 
                         a criminal activity and was forced to 
                         defend myself.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         You see, thatís kind of the point. Look, 
                         thereís no reason why you shouldnít 
                         be allowed to live off-base, I mean, 
                         especially when youíre not carrying 
                         a symbiont any more, but - youíre supposed 
                         to be keeping a low profile.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         That is not always easy.

                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, Iím not just talking about the 
                         tattoo, although I do see how that could 
                         be a problem.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         I often cover it to avoid stares in 
                         public but I tell those who have seen 
                         it that it is a tribal mark from my 
                         home land.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, this is less about appearance than 
                         it is about behaviour.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Have I not conducted myself as a typical 
                         member of this community?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         No - no, actually, no, you havenít. 
                         Um, besides the other day, there was 
                         the incident with the old man and the 
                         teenagers in the park; there was that 
                         thing with the guy with the pit-bull 
                         ...
 
                                     TEALíC
                         In each case, I was only attempting 
                         to render assistance where it was needed.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         See, thatís kind of the problem. Um, 
                         normally human beings are a little more 
                         ... careful about getting involved in 
                         business that isnít theirs. I know - 
                         that sounds bad but itís just the way 
                         it is and, um, you canít afford to be 
                         drawing attention to yourself.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         I understand. (Someone knocks at the 
                         door.) Excuse me. (He goes and answers 
                         it. A young woman is standing there.)
 
                         
                                     KRISTA
                         Hi.

                                     TEALíC
                         Krista.

               (Krista holds up a plastic bag.)

                                     KRISTA
                         Made you cookies.

               (Tealíc takes the bag and bows to her.)

                                     TEALíC
                         Please come in.

               (Krista comes in and sees Daniel.)

                                     KRISTA
                         Iím sorry - I didnít realise you had 
                         company.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Krista James, this is Daniel Jackson.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Hi! (He and Krista shake hands.)

                                     TEALíC
                         Krista lives in the apartment next door.
 
                         
                                     KRISTA
                         Wait a minute - Doctor Jackson? Youíre 
                         the archaeologist who hired Tealíc to 
                         come over from Mozambique.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Thatís right!

                                     KRISTA
                         Well, then I should thank you. Itís 
                         been great having him here. Itís nice 
                         to have a man around who cares about 
                         his neighbours.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Actually, we were just talking about 
                         that.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         In fact, thatís why Iím here. (She turns 
                         to Tealíc.) The cookies were a bribe. 
                         My pipes are doing that thing again.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Normally I would be happy to provide 
                         assistance. However ...
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Nonononono - no, donít-donít let me 
                         interrupt - Iíve gotta be going anyway, 
                         so, um ... (He heads for the door.) 
                         Itís very nice to meet you.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Nice to meet you.

                                     DANIEL
                         Uh, Tealíc, that other thing we were 
                         talking about, um - every rule has its 
                         exceptions. (He waves to Tealíc and 
                         Krista, then leaves.)
 
               
               PARK. Sam and Pete are buying hotdogs, then stroll towards some 
               picnic tables.
 
                                     PETE
                         So - how are things in the galaxy?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         You know I canít talk about work.

                                     PETE
                         Sorry - Iím still getting used to the 
                         fact that my girlfriendís a super-hero.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Bit of an exaggeration.

                                     PETE
                         The super-hero part or the girlfriend 
                         part? (Sam grins at him. They sit down 
                         at a table.) You travel to other planets 
                         to do battle with alien creatures bent 
                         on galactic domination. Just because 
                         you donít wear a tight spandex outfit 
                         doesnít mean that youíre not ... although 
                         - itís an idea you might wanna consider.
 
                         
               (Sam giggles.)

                                     CARTER
                         Look, I know this is hard for you. I 
                         mean, any other guy would have just 
                         freaked out and run away.
 
                                     PETE
                         You didnít run away when I stalked you. 
                         Anyway, I just want you to appreciate 
                         the position Iím in here.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I do, believe me. And Iím really glad 
                         you stuck around.
 
                                     PETE
                         Iím glad to hear you say that, because 
                         I put in for a transfer to Colorado 
                         Springs PD.
 
               (Sam smiles and kisses him.)

                                     CARTER
                         Are you sure?

                                     PETE
                         Iíve never been more sure of anything 
                         in my entire life. Thatís why I got 
                         you this. (He reaches into his pocket 
                         and takes out a small box. He opens 
                         it - inside is a diamond engagement 
                         ring.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Oh my God.

               
               NEAR TEALíCíS APARTMENT BLOCK. Tealíc and Krista are walking 
               along the road with bags of shopping.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Iím sorry to keep asking you to help 
                         with my plumbing but the superís never 
                         around and my boyfriendís not very handy.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         There is no need to apologise.

               (They walk past a woman getting out of her car and putting her 
               handbag on the roof.)
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Anyhow, youíll forgive me once youíve 
                         tasted my lasagne.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         I am looking forward to it.

               (Eric, the skateboard kid, comes over.)

                                     ERIC
                         Yo, T!

                                     TEALíC
                         Greetings, Eric. (They do a street handshake.)
 
                         
                                     ERIC
                         I saw you take out those three gorillas 
                         the other day. Nice work!
 
                                     TEALíC
                         In retrospect it may have been unwise 
                         to intervene.
 
                                     ERIC
                         Are you kidding? They deserved it.
 
                         
               (Behind Tealíc and Krista, the woman is putting some lipstick 
               on. A teenage boy grabs her handbag off the roof of the car and 
               starts running.)
 
                                     WOMAN
                         Hey! Hey, stop that guy, heís got my 
                         purse! Hey!
 
               (The boy pushes past Krista, knocking her bag of groceries to 
               the ground.)
 
                                     ERIC
                         Arenít you gonna do anything?

                                     TEALíC
                         I must not intervene.

                                     ERIC
                         What?! Youíre just gonna let him get 
                         away?
 
               (Tealíc looks at the boy as he runs down the street. Then he 
               bends down, picks up an avocado, tosses it in his hand and then 
               hurls it hard towards the fleeing boy. The avocado hits the boy 
               hard on the head and he falls to the ground.)
 
                                     ERIC
                         Oh-ho-ho, man! What a shot!

                                     KRISTA
                         How did you do that?

                                     ERIC
                         You the man, T!

               (The woman whose purse was stolen turns to him.)

                                     WOMAN
                         Thank you! That was amazing.

               (Tealíc bows to her.)

                                     KRISTA
                         That was amazing!

                                     ERIC
                         T-money, you are the man! Gotta give 
                         the man his cross. (He shakes hands 
                         with Tealíc, who looks proud but also 
                         concerned at having once again drawn 
                         attention to himself.)
 
               (Nearby, we see that a surveillance camera is taking photographs 
               of Tealíc.)
 
               
               TEALíCíS APARTMENT. Night. Tealíc hears someone pounding on Kristaís 
               door.
 
                                     DOUG
                         Krista! Krista! Címon, Krista! Listen, 
                         listen, just let me in.
 
               (Tealíc opens his door and walks out into the hallway.)

                                     KRISTA
                         Doug, I have to work tomorrow.

                                     DOUG
                         So?

                                     KRISTA
                         So, youíre drunk. Just go home, please.
 
                         
               (Tealíc walks down the hallway to Kristaís doorway. Doug is leaning 
               against the doorjamb. Krista is standing in the doorway.)
 
                                     DOUG
                         No, no, no, honey, I ainít goiní nowhere.
 
                         
                                     KRISTA
                         Thatís ...

                                     TEALíC
                         Is there a problem?

               (Doug turns and looks him up and down.)

                                     DOUG
                         Oh, this-this is a private conversation.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         If it were private you would not be 
                         conducting it in the hallway, nor speaking 
                         so loudly.
 
               (On the other side of the hallway, the door to another apartment 
               opens. An elderly lady holding a cat stands there.)
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Itís alright, Mrs Conners - just go 
                         back inside.
 
               (Mrs Conners looks disapproving, but closes the door again. Tealíc 
               turns back to Krista.)
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Do you require assistance?

                                     KRISTA
                         No, Iím OK.

                                     DOUG
                         Who the hell is this guy?

                                     KRISTA
                         His name is Tealíc - heís my neighbour.
 
                         
                                     DOUG
                         Tealíc. (He snorts derisively.) What 
                         kind of a crazy name is that?
 
                                     KRISTA
                         He just moved here from Mozambique.
 
                         
                                     DOUG
                         Oh. No doubt.

                                     TEALíC
                         Krista has requested that you leave. 
                         I suggest you comply.
 
                                     DOUG
                         Youíd better check yourself before you 
                         get hurt.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         I have checked. I suggest you leave, 
                         before it is you that gets hurt.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Doug - go sober up.

                                     DOUG
                         You know what? (He turns to her and 
                         takes her by the chin.) Iím gonna call 
                         you tomorrow. (He turns and looks dismissively 
                         at Tealíc, then walks away.)
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Iím sorry about that. I hate when he 
                         gets that way.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         This is not the first time. (Krista 
                         shakes her head.) So you have stopped 
                         receiving him.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Not exactly. Heís not always like that. 
                         Since he lost his job heís just been 
                         ... yíknow.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         I do not.

                                     KRISTA
                         Itís been hard on him.

                                     TEALíC
                         And has it not been hard on you?

                                     KRISTA
                         Iím fine.

               (Tealíc nods and bows his head.)

               
               SGC. DANIELíS OFFICE. Sam, Daniel and Tealíc are talking.

                                     TEALíC
                         I do not understand Kristaís behaviour.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah - thatís a common problem. Most 
                         cultures on Earth recognise it as a 
                         significant gap between the experiences 
                         of men and women. Among the Masai of 
                         East Africa each newly-wed man is actually 
                         required to wear his wifeís clothing 
                         for a month as a way of gaining insight 
                         into her life.
 
                                     CARTER
                         If only it were that simple.

               (Daniel throws her a look, then continues.)

                                     DANIEL
                         The point is, while rituals and customs 
                         may vary, almost all cultures put significant 
                         pressure on single adults to form bonding 
                         pairs. In ancient Persia, if a girl 
                         died a virgin they would go so far as 
                         to marry her corpse off before burial.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Thatís horrible!

                                     DANIEL
                         The groom was usually quite well-paid.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Itís bad enough being on your own without 
                         every TV show and commercial and magazine 
                         ad trying to tell you how abnormal it 
                         is.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I think thatís what I just said.

                                     CARTER
                         I mean, they make you afraid of being 
                         alone but at the same time tell you 
                         not to settle for anything less than 
                         the perfect romantic ideal, like that 
                         actually exists anywhere in the real 
                         world. I mean, either way you canít 
                         win. (She sighs irritably. Daniel raises 
                         his eyebrows at Tealíc, then turns to 
                         Sam.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Howís things?

                                     CARTER
                         Good. (She glances between Daniel and 
                         Tealíc.) We were talking about Tealícís 
                         friend, right?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I thought we were.

                                     CARTER
                         Tealíc, how do Jaffa couples handle 
                         their problems?
 
                                     TEALíC
                         On Chulak, a dispute between a man and 
                         a woman that cannot be resolved necessitates 
                         a pledge break. It must be requested 
                         by one and granted by the other.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         And if that doesnít work?

                                     TEALíC
                         A weapon is required.

               
               PARK NEAR TEALíCíS APARTMENT BLOCK. Tealíc is working out, doing 
               tai-chi-like moves. During one of the moves he turns around and 
               finds Krista standing nearby watching him.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Sorry - I donít wanna interrupt you. 
                         I just came out for a little air.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Are you alright?

                                     KRISTA
                         I had another fight with Doug. I told 
                         him itís over - that I donít wanna see 
                         him any more.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Are you not happy with your decision?
 
                         
                                     KRISTA
                         I guess it was the right thing to do, 
                         but heís not a bad person. Heís just 
                         going through a tough time.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         You have no cause to feel guilty.

               (Krista smiles.)

                                     KRISTA
                         What was that you were just doing?
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         It is called lokínel - an ancient form 
                         of martial arts training.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         You think you could teach me?

               (Tealíc nods and gestures for her to stand at his side. He starts 
               doing moves and she copies him.)
 
               (A montage of scenes follows as many days pass and Tealíc continues 
               to teach Krista his routines. As time passes she gets more proficient. 
               In the final scene, they are working out in Tealícís apartment. 
               As they finish one move they turn to face each other, and gaze 
               long and deeply into each otherís eyes.)
 
               
               TEALíCíS APARTMENT BLOCK. Tealíc comes out of his apartment and 
               walks along the corridor to knock on Kristaís door. She opens 
               it.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Oh, hi.

                                     TEALíC
                         You are late for your next training 
                         session.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Yeah, I meant to tell you - I donít 
                         think Iím gonna be able to train with 
                         you any more.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         You have been making tremendous progress.
 
                         
                                     KRISTA
                         Well, I just donít have time, yíknow?
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Has something transpired?

                                     KRISTA
                         No, everythingís fine. Look, Iíve gotta 
                         go.
 
               (She puts her hand on the door to close it, but Tealíc slams 
               his own hand onto the door to stop her when he sees that her 
               wrist is badly bruised.)
 
                                     TEALíC
                         You are injured.

                                     KRISTA
                         Itís nothing. Please.

                                     DOUGíS VOICE
                         Krista, who is it?

                                     KRISTA
                         Itís just my neighbour.

                                     DOUG
                         Oh yeah? Ah, the plumber, hmm. Iíll 
                         handle this.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Doug, itís noth...

                                     DOUG
                         I said, Iíll handle it.

               (Behind Tealíc, Mrs Conners opens her door and peers out. Krista 
               reluctantly walks away into the apartment.)
 
                                     DOUG
                         Donít think I donít know whatís been 
                         going on around here. She told me everything.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Were you the one who injured her?

                                     DOUG
                         What goes on between me and Krista ainít 
                         none of your business.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         If you ever injure her again, I will 
                         kill you where you stand.
 
               (Doug nods sarcastically. Tealíc walks away towards his own apartment. 
               Mrs Conners stands in her own doorway, having heard the entire 
               conversation.)
 
               
               SGC. SAMíS LAB. Sam is sitting looking at her laptop. Jack comes 
               to the door.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Carter.

                                     CARTER
                         Sir.

                                     OíNEILL
                         I never thought Iíd hear myself utter 
                         these words: I need that report.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Right! Um, I just need to, er, finish 
                         typing up my notes. (She rummages through 
                         the paperwork on the desk.) Uh, yeah, 
                         Iíll have it for you first thing tomorrow.
 
                         
               (Jack looks at his watch.)

                                     OíNEILL
                         It is tomorrow.

                                     CARTER
                         Oh.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Iím joking! I donít need the report!
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Well, then, why ...?

                                     OíNEILL
                         Because somethingís going on with you. 
                         You havenít tried to confuse me with 
                         any scientific babble for the last couple 
                         of days and thatís a red flag to me.
 
                         
               (Sam sighs, then picks up the box containing the engagement ring 
               and hands it to Jack.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Pete gave me this.

               (Jack takes the box, opens it and looks at the ring, then looks 
               at Sam.)
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         People normally wear these on their 
                         fingers.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I havenít said yes.

                                     OíNEILL
                         And yet - you havenít said no. (He snaps 
                         the box shut.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         I told him I needed to think about it.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         And? (He puts the box on the desk.)
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         That was two weeks ago.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Ah!

                                     CARTER
                         Yíknow, all these years Iíve been concentrating 
                         on work - I just assumed that one day 
                         I would ...
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Have a life?

                                     CARTER
                         Yeah!

                                     OíNEILL
                         Yeah.

                                     CARTER
                         And now it comes down to it, I donít 
                         know. I mean, every time we go through 
                         the Gate, we risk not coming back. Is 
                         it fair to put somebody else through 
                         that?
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Pete is a cop - I think he could handle 
                         it.
 
                                     CARTER
                         What about kids?

                                     OíNEILL
                         What about Ďem?

                                     CARTER
                         Do I take maternity leave and then come 
                         back? What, do I drop the baby off at 
                         daycare on my way to some unexplored 
                         planet on the edge of the Crab Nebula?
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Carter, there are people on this base 
                         who have families.
 
               (Sam thinks for a moment, then looks into Jackís eyes.)

                                     CARTER
                         What about you? If things had been different 
                         ... (she trails off.)
 
               (Jack looks at her for a moment.)

                                     OíNEILL
                         I wouldnít be here.

               
               TEALíCíS APARTMENT BLOCK. Tealíc returns home to find Krista 
               sitting on the floor by his apartment door.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Krista! (He hurries towards her.)

                                     KRISTA
                         Hey - I was waiting for you.

                                     TEALíC
                         Has something happened?

                                     KRISTA
                         No, Iím fine. Itís just ... itís over, 
                         with Doug - for real this time. Iím 
                         sorry about what happened before. (Tealíc 
                         reaches out and strokes her tear-stained 
                         face.) I need to get out of here. I 
                         canít even think in this place. Will 
                         you come with me?
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Perhaps tomor...

                                     KRISTA
                         No, now, tonight. Weíll just get in 
                         the car and drive. Weíll take the whole 
                         weekend. It doesnít even matter where 
                         we end up, as long as itís away from 
                         here. Please.
 
               
               SGC. DANIELíS OFFICE. Daniel is working on his computer. Sam 
               comes in, looking worried.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Hey. What, uh, whatís going on?

                                     CARTER
                         General OíNeill just got off the phone 
                         with Colonel Kendrick. Kristaís boyfriend 
                         was found dead in her apartment.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         What?! What happened?

                                     CARTER
                         We donít have all the details yet but 
                         according to Kendrick, preliminary evidence 
                         indicates that Tealíc may have been 
                         responsible.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Thatís impossible.

                                     CARTER
                         Thatís what I said. Unfortunately we 
                         canít ask him about it because heís 
                         missing. Soís Krista. As of right now, 
                         Tealíc is wanted for kidnapping and 
                         murder.
 
               
               CITY. Night. Tealíc is driving Krista.

                                     KRISTA
                         Thanks for getting me out of there. 
                         I just couldnít be in that place tonight.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Where do you wish to go?

                                     KRISTA
                         Just keep driving. (Tealíc checks his 
                         rear-view mirror and looks concerned.) 
                         What? What is it?
 
                                     TEALíC
                         I do not wish to alarm you but I believe 
                         that we are being followed.
 
               (Krista looks over her shoulder at the car behind them.)

                                     KRISTA
                         Who would be following us?

                                     TEALíC
                         Perhaps Doug.

                                     KRISTA
                         No. (Tealíc looks at her.) He doesnít 
                         know Iím gone yet.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Then they are most likely following 
                         me.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         You? Why would anyone be following you?
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         It is difficult to explain.

               (Krista looks over her shoulder again as Tealíc turns a corner. 
               The car behind them follows.)
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Can you lose them?

                                     TEALíC
                         I believe so. However, it will require 
                         me to violate posted speed limits and 
                         several of the safe driving regulations.
 
                         
                                     KRISTA
                         Iím OK with that.

               (Tealíc nods and smiles at her.)

                                     TEALíC
                         Hold on. (He floors the accelerator.)
 
                         
               
               MOTEL. Krista and Tealíc walk into a motel room. Krista checks 
               out of the window and then draws the curtains.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Donít tell me you learned how to do 
                         that back in your village.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         There are aspects of my life which I 
                         am not at liberty to divulge.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         What are you - a spy or something? (More 
                         seriously) One thingís for sure - youíre 
                         not really Doctor Jacksonís research 
                         assistant. That much I figured after 
                         about thirty seconds.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Krista, I ...

               (Krista puts a finger over his mouth.)

                                     KRISTA
                         Itís OK. For now, Iím just glad youíre 
                         here.
 
               (They gaze at each other for a moment, then start to kiss.)
 
               
               
               COLORADO SPRINGS. Morning. Outside the police station, Sam is 
               waiting in her car as Pete walks over and gets in.
 
                                     PETE
                         Hey.

                                     CARTER
                         Thanks for meeting me.

                                     PETE
                         No problem. (He smiles at her expectantly. 
                         Sam looks serious and shakes her head.)
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Pete, Iím sorry. (Peteís smile fades.) 
                         I need a little more time. Look, you 
                         know how I feel about you. Itís just 
                         - thereís some things I need to work 
                         out.
 
                                     PETE
                         OK.

                                     CARTER
                         Anyway, thatís not what this is about.
 
                         
                                     PETE
                         Itís not?

                                     CARTER
                         No. I wouldnít ask if it wasnít so important.
 
                         
                                     PETE
                         Whatís going on?

                                     CARTER
                         I need your help.

               
               MOTEL. Tealíc wakes up and turns to the other side of the bed 
               but Krista isnít there.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Krista? (He gets up.) Krista! (He goes 
                         to the bathroom and switches on the 
                         light but sheís not in there either. 
                         Thereís a knock on the door. He goes 
                         to the door and opens it, to find four 
                         SFs, fully geared-up, pointing rifles 
                         at him.)
 
                                     SF
                         Police! Turn around, lace your fingers 
                         behind your head.
 
               (Tealíc complies.)

               
               SGC. Jack and Kendrick are walking along the corridor towards 
               Jackís office.
 
                                     KENDRICK
                         Well where is he being held?

                                     OíNEILL
                         Heís in his old quarters.

                                     KENDRICK
                         Is he at least under guard?

                                     OíNEILL
                         Heís not going anywhere.

               (They reach Jackís office and go in.)

                                     KENDRICK
                         Heís a murder suspect.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Yíknow I talked to him. He said he didnít 
                         do it.
 
                                     KENDRICK
                         Thatís good enough for you, is it?
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Pretty much. (He sits down at his desk.)
 
                         
                                     KENDRICK
                         Well unfortunately youíre not in charge 
                         of this investigation.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Yeah. He also said he felt like he was 
                         being followed last night.
 
                                     KENDRICK
                         The OSI did not have Tealíc under surveillance.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Yeah. Howíd you find him?

                                     KENDRICK
                         We received a tip.

                                     OíNEILL
                         That didnít strike you as ... odd?
 
                         
                                     KENDRICK
                         I told you something like this might 
                         happen - you flat-out ignored my warnings.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Not so much ignored as ... completely 
                         disregarded.
 
                                     KENDRICK
                         With all due respect, General, Iím gonna 
                         have to insist that Tealíc be placed 
                         in confinement immediately or I will 
                         recommend that he be held elsewhere.
 
                         
               
               SGC. DANIELíS LAB. Daniel is going through paperwork and drinking 
               coffee when suddenly Ancient symbols start popping up on his 
               computer screen.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         What the hell?

               (Another window pops up on the screen and the words ďLook familiar?Ē 
               appear. Then the phone rings.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Daniel Jackson.

               (The male voice that comes from the other end of the phone sounds 
               almost like a Goaíuld voice, but is probably someone using one 
               of those voice distortion devices.)
 
                                     VOICE
                         Did you get my message?

                                     DANIEL
                         Who is this?

                                     VOICE
                         The symbols, Doctor Jackson, do you 
                         recognise them?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Uh, I donít know who you think this 
                         is ...
 
                                     VOICE
                         We need them translated into Goaíuld.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         I have no idea what youíre talking about.
 
                         
                                     VOICE
                         We know itís the language of the Ancients 
                         but the dialect is obscure. Youíre the 
                         one man on Earth who can translate them. 
                         Your friend Tealíc is in trouble.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Howíd you know about that?

                                     VOICE
                         We can help him. Weíve been watching 
                         him. In fact, we saw the whole thing.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         You witnessed the murder.

                                     VOICE
                         Weíve got it all on tape - concrete 
                         evidence that proves Tealícís innocence, 
                         and itís yours in exchange for the translation. 
                         Of course, if you tell anyone, weíll 
                         know, and the dealís off. (He hangs 
                         up.)
 
               
               TEALíCíS APARTMENT BLOCK. Sam and Pete are in Kristaís apartment. 
               White tape on the floor outlines where Dougís body was found 
               at the foot of a wall. Pete is looking at a photograph of Dougís 
               body where it was found.
 
                                     PETE
                         The investigator who checked the position 
                         of the body concluded that the victim 
                         was pinned and choked against this wall 
                         (he demonstrates) and then fell to the 
                         floor.
 
                                     CARTER
                         So ...?

                                     PETE
                         So Iím not so sure. The proximity of 
                         the body to the wall supports that but 
                         the position of the body suggests otherwise.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         What do you mean?

                                     PETE
                         If he fell into a slump, his legs and 
                         arms would be bent. (He points to the 
                         tape outline and the photograph.) His 
                         legs are straight, and his arms are 
                         placed by his sides, suggesting that 
                         the body was dragged here and placed 
                         in this position.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Why move the body?

                                     PETE
                         Well, dying against the wall suggests 
                         that the victim was attacked by somebody 
                         bigger and stronger.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Like Tealíc. So it was a set-up?

                                     PETE
                         Itís possible. Now, you said that Tealíc 
                         thought he was being followed.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Thatís right.

                                     PETE
                         The Air Force denies having him under 
                         surveillance?
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah.

                                     PETE
                         If I was staking out Tealícís place 
                         (he walks to the window and opens the 
                         curtain), thatís where I would be. (We 
                         see the window of an apartment opposite.)
 
                         
               
               THE OPPOSITE APARTMENT. Pete picks the lock and he and Sam walk 
               in.
 
                                     PETE
                         Hello?

               (As they go further in, we see that the apartment is empty of 
               furniture. Pete and Sam walk to the window of the living room.)
 
               
                                     PETE
                         From this vantage point you can easily 
                         see into both apartments. (He looks 
                         down, then squats down and points at 
                         the carpet.) Three indentations.
 
                                     CARTER
                         A tripod.

                                     PETE
                         Unfortunately I think they cleaned the 
                         place up pretty good. I doubt weíll 
                         find anything.
 
                                     CARTER
                         So itís a dead end.

                                     PETE
                         Not necessarily. Is there a pizza place 
                         nearby?
 
                                     CARTER
                         Why?

                                     PETE
                         One thing about a stake-out - you never 
                         eat healthy.
 
               
               PARK. Daniel is walking in a park, looking around nervously. 
               A man walks over holding a carton of coffee.
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         Doctor Jackson. Keep walking. (He gestures 
                         the direction to go. They walk towards 
                         a picnic table.) You came alone - Iím 
                         impressed. I like a man who can follow 
                         instructions.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Youíre the one who called me?

                                     JENNINGS
                         It doesnít matter. Have you completed 
                         the translation?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, see, thatís why I wanted to talk 
                         to you - I need more time.
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         Youíre playing with your friendís life 
                         here, Doctor.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I canít translate something unless I 
                         understand the context - where they 
                         were found, what theyíre for.
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         You think Iím stupid.

                                     DANIEL
                         Iím not lying.

                                     JENNINGS
                         I can see weíre going to have to do 
                         this the hard way.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         What does that mean?

                                     JENNINGS
                         Either you give us the translation now, 
                         or Iíll be forced to take this to the 
                         next level.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So, beyond kidnapping and murder.

                                     JENNINGS
                         We didnít kill the boyfriend - but weíll 
                         kill the girl if we have to.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         How do I know you even have her?

                                     JENNINGS
                         Come with me and Iíll show you.

                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah - you know, Iíve got a thing, so 
                         ... (he turns to go)
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         I have three snipers targeting your 
                         position at this very moment, Doctor.
 
                         
               (Daniel stops and turns back.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Youíre bluffing.

               (Jennings places his cup of coffee on the picnic table and steps 
               back.)
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         Position one - go for the coffee cup.
 
                         
               (Nearby a silenced shot can be heard and a bullet pierces the 
               coffee cup.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So are we gonna take your car, or mine, 
                         or, uh, shall I just follow you?
 
               
               SGC. CONFINEMENT ROOM. Sam has come in to talk to Tealíc.

                                     CARTER
                         We checked a couple of pizza joints 
                         and all-night delivery places near your 
                         apartment to see if thereíd been any 
                         sudden repeat customers.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         An interesting investigative method.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah - I thought it was a little crazy 
                         at first too, but we actually got a 
                         lead at one place. The owner reported 
                         a Caucasian male whoíd been in half 
                         a dozen times during the last two weeks.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Is that unusual?

                                     CARTER
                         Not necessarily but we thought it was 
                         worth checking out. We got a licence 
                         plate from the security camera out front 
                         and weíre running it down.
 
               (From outside, an airman swipes the door opens and Jack walks 
               in.)
 
                                     TEALíC
                         OíNeill.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Well, Kendrick is finally convinced 
                         something else is going on here.
 
                                     CARTER
                         What changed his mind?

                                     OíNEILL
                         Danielís missing.

               
               GREY VAN. Inside the van as it drives along, Daniel has his hands 
               handcuffed together. He sits between Jennings and another man.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So you guys are ex-NID. You call yourselves 
                         The Trust now, right?
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         We want the same thing you want, Doctor 
                         Jackson - weíre trying to protect the 
                         planet.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Thatís why you were watching Tealíc 
                         - you thought he was a significant threat 
                         to planetary security.
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         Stargate Command may think itís OK to 
                         let the alien roam the streets unsupervised. 
                         We beg to differ.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         And never mind the fact that heís helped 
                         save the Earth more times than I can 
                         count.
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         He is an alien. Their motives can never 
                         be trusted. Anyway, he is partly responsible 
                         for the boyfriendís death. If he hadnít 
                         shown the girl how to crush a manís 
                         windpipe, none of this would have happened.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         So she killed him.

                                     JENNINGS
                         It was self-defence, really. He was 
                         getting out of hand.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         And thatís when you guys moved in and 
                         planted evidence to make it look like 
                         Tealíc did it.
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         We saw an opportunity and we took it.
 
                         
               (The van arrives at a warehouse and drives in. Daniel is taken 
               out of the back of the van and marched towards several tables 
               holding different types of computers. As heís bundled down onto 
               a chair, one of the other people in the warehouse grabs Jenningsí 
               arm.)
 
                                     HOSKINS
                         What the hellís going on here?

                                     JENNINGS
                         The situation is under control.

                                     HOSKINS
                         You were supposed to get the information 
                         and leave.
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         He wasnít going to co-operate.

                                     HOSKINS
                         Heís a member of SG-1. Do you have any 
                         idea what kind of resources theyíll 
                         mobilise to get him back?
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         Once we get the translation, itíll be 
                         too late. (He turns to another man.) 
                         Bring the girl. (The man moves off.)
 
                         
               
               SGC. SAMíS LAB. The phone rings. Sam answers.

                                     CARTER
                         Carter.

               (Pete is leaving the police station.)

                                     PETE
                         Sam, itís me. I traced the car from 
                         the pizza place. Itís a rental. The 
                         name on the agreementís a fake I.D.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Thatís our man.

                                     PETE
                         Whoever set this up knew what they were 
                         doing. Iíve got a bank account, social 
                         security number and credit cards, all 
                         from a guy who died six months ago.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         OK, letís focus on the car. Find out 
                         if the rental company has satellite 
                         tracking.
 
                                     PETE
                         Iím on it. Iíll call you as soon as 
                         I have something.
 
               
               WAREHOUSE. A woman is working on one of the computers. She reports 
               her progress to Hoskins.
 
                                     BROOKS
                         Uplink is established. Weíre ready to 
                         transmit.
 
               (Hoskins turns to face Daniel.)

                                     HOSKINS
                         We need those symbols.

               (Krista, also handcuffed, is brought in.)

                                     KRISTA
                         Daniel! (She is dragged across the room 
                         and forced into the chair next to Daniel.) 
                         Whatís happening? Who are these people?
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Itís gonna be OK.

               (Hoskins holds out a clipboard with a sheet of paper on it towards 
               Daniel.)
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         The symbols, now - or we kill the girl.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Sheís got nothing to do with this.
 
                         
                                     HOSKINS
                         Look, Doctor Jackson, if it had been 
                         up to me, things never would have gone 
                         this far. (He throws a black look at 
                         Jennings.) It was supposed to be a simple 
                         surveillance operation, but then this 
                         little domestic dispute happened, Tealíc 
                         got involved, we knew you werenít going 
                         to help us voluntarily ...
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So you decided to try a little blackmail 
                         instead.
 
                                     HOSKINS
                         Letís just say one thing led to another. 
                         But in any case, itís too late for all 
                         that now (he takes a pistol out of his 
                         jacket), so either you give us what 
                         we want (he points the pistol at Krista) 
                         or I will kill her.
 
               (Daniel looks at Krista for a few moments, then looks at Hoskins 
               and holds up his handcuffed hands for the clipboard. Hoskins 
               gives it to him and Daniel starts writing.)
 
                                     HOSKINS
                         Oh, and by the way, weíll know immediately 
                         if the symbols are incorrect.
 
               (Daniel looks up at him for a moment, trying to gauge whether 
               heís telling the truth, then bends his head to the clipboard 
               again and continues writing.)
 
               
               LATER. Daniel finishes writing. One of the men takes the clipboard 
               from him, takes it over to the tables and puts the sheet of paper 
               into a scanner. Brooks checks her screen as the scanned image 
               comes up on it.
 
                                     BROOKS
                         Scanning. Translating symbols. (A message 
                         comes up on the screen.) Translation 
                         confirmed.
 
                                     HOSKINS
                         Good. (To Daniel and Krista) Get up.
 
                         
               (Outside the warehouse, a black van with fully geared-up SFs 
               hanging on the outside drives up. A second van follows. The troops 
               jump off and spread out, surrounding the perimeter.)
 
                                     HOSKINS
                         Over there. Face the wall. (Daniel and 
                         Krista look at each other, Krista obviously 
                         terrified. Eventually two of The Trust 
                         seize them and bundle them over to the 
                         wall.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I gave you what you want.

                                     HOSKINS
                         Move!

               (Krista stands half facing the wall but Daniel continues looking 
               at Hoskins. Hoskins raises his pistol.)
 
                                     HOSKINS
                         I said face the wall.

               (Reluctantly, Daniel and Krista turn and face the wall.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Look, you donít have to do this.

               (Over at the tables, Brooks and a man are removing disks from 
               the computers and burning the hard drives.)
 
               (Outside, the troops, together with Sam and Pete, are getting 
               into final position.)
 
               (Inside, Krista, terrified, turns her head to Daniel.)

                                     KRISTA
                         Daniel?

                                     DANIEL
                         Itís gonna be OK.

               (Behind them, Hoskins raises a zat gun and zats the pair of them 
               once each. They collapse to the ground. Hoskins goes over to 
               the table where Brooks is just finishing dusting off the computer 
               drive as the screens go to static. Hoskins, Brooks and the other 
               three men stand close together, as if waiting for a ring transporter. 
               Hoskins activates a small device, which starts beeping.)
 
               (Outside, a sergeant reports.)

                                     SERGEANT
                         Team two in position and ready.

               (Inside, we see Daniel and Krista unconscious on the floor. Offscreen, 
               we see the edge of a large white flash and hear the sound of 
               a transporter, though it sounds more like an Asgard transporter 
               than a ring transporter.)
 
               (Outside, Sam speaks into her radio.)

                                     CARTER
                         Go!

               (Explosives blow the doors open and the teams rush in. Thereís 
               no sign of The Trust. Several people, including Sam and Pete, 
               go over to Daniel and Krista. The sergeant checks Daniel while 
               Pete squats down to check Krista.)
 
                                     SERGEANT
                         Heís unconscious. Thereís no-one here. 
                         Weíve got all the exits covered - thereís 
                         no way they could have gotten out.
 
                         
                                     PETE
                         How is that possible?

               (Sam looks around, unsure.)

               
               LATER. The SFs are clearing up. Daniel and Krista are now conscious 
               and sitting in a couple of chairs. Someone hands Krista a cup 
               of water. She nods her thanks to him, then turns to Daniel.
 
               
                                     KRISTA
                         Thank you.

               (Nearby, Sam and Pete are standing near one of the black vans 
               which has now been driven into the warehouse.)
 
                                     PETE
                         So, itís normal for the bad guys just 
                         to disappear into thin air, right?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Not really - although now I think about 
                         it itís not the first time itís happened.
 
                         
                                     PETE
                         Just another day at the office.

                                     CARTER
                         Yes.

                                     PETE
                         Well, I figure you should be used to 
                         it by now.
 
                                     CARTER
                         No, I mean - yes.

                                     PETE
                         Yes, as in ...

                                     CARTER
                         Yes.

               (Pete pulls her behind the van so that nobody can see them and 
               holds her by the arms.)
 
                                     PETE
                         Are you messiní with me?

                                     CARTER
                         No.

                                     PETE
                         Which means ...

                                     CARTER
                         Yes.

                                     PETE
                         You donít need more time?

                                     CARTER
                         No.

                                     PETE
                         Enough already?

                                     CARTER
                         Yes.

               (They hug, and then kiss.)

               
               OUTSIDE TEALíCíS APARTMENT BLOCK. Tealíc is packing all his stuff 
               into his car. Eric rolls a box on top of his skateboard towards 
               the car.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Be careful with that package, Eric, 
                         its contents are ... (At that moment 
                         Eric reaches the kerb and the skateboard 
                         and box bump down off the edge of the 
                         kerb. Thereís a sound of breaking glass 
                         from inside the box) ... fragile.
 
                         
                                     ERIC
                         Sorry.

                                     TEALíC
                         There is no need for an apology. (He 
                         bends down and picks up the box.) I 
                         am grateful for your assistance.
 
               (He turns to put the box in the car but stops when he sees Krista 
               standing there.)
 
                                     KRISTA
                         Hey. (Tealíc bows to her, then puts 
                         the box in the car.) So - youíre really 
                         leaving.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Indeed I am.

                                     KRISTA
                         Yíknow, you donít have to do this. The 
                         whole thing was my fault.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         There is no need to blame yourself.
 
                         
                                     KRISTA
                         The men in the warehouse - I didnít 
                         know who they were. No-one told me anything, 
                         but I know they were using me to get 
                         to you.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         If it had not been you it would have 
                         been someone else. They would not hesitate 
                         to exploit any relationship to their 
                         advantage.
 
                                     KRISTA
                         What did they want?

                                     TEALíC
                         That I cannot say.

                                     KRISTA
                         Right. So - where you gonna go?

                                     TEALíC
                         Back to where I came from.

                                     KRISTA
                         What does that mean?

                                     TEALíC
                         It means I must say goodbye.

               (They gaze at each other for a moment, then Krista looks over 
               his shoulder. Tealíc turns and sees Eric, who has gone back and 
               collected the fern.)
 
                                     ERIC
                         This is all that was left.

                                     TEALíC
                         Thank you.

               (Eric bends down and picks up his skateboard to show Tealíc the 
               underside.)
 
                                     ERIC
                         Check it out.

               (He has painted Tealícís tattoo symbol on the end. Tealíc smiles.)
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         I am honoured.

                                     ERIC
                         Later, T.

               (Tealíc nods and puts the fern into the car, then closes the 
               boot. He and Krista share another long look, then he turns, pats 
               Eric on the shoulder, and gets into his car. Krista and Eric 
               stand side by side and share a sad smile as Tealíc drives away.)
 
               
               
               THE END

               

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Writers :   Peter DeLuise
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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