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.
What the hell were you doiní?!
I was trying to park.
Did you ever hear of signalling, pal?
I did signal.
Listen, man, if you donít know how to
drive, maybe you should try stayiní
off the damn road!
Well, maybe if you hadnít been tailgatiní
me, this wouldníta happened.
(The thug laughs indignantly, then grabs the young man by the
Oh, no, you didnít just say that! (He
slams him against his car.)
Look, man, I donít want any trouble.
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.)
This is unlawful behaviour.
Who the hell are you?
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.)
This gentleman did indeed signal (the
man nods in agreement), which would
indicate that it was you who was at
(The thug tries to tug Tealícís hand free without success.)
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.
I believe it will now be necessary to
notify the police.
(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
Sir, uh, Colonel Kendrick from the Office
of Special Investigations is here to
Does he have an appointment?
No, sir ...
(Kendrick pushes Walter out of the way and barges in.)
You wouldnít return my phone calls,
I was busy; didnít think it was important
- take your pick.
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
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?
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
Oh, donít be so dramatic, Dick - itíll
give you gas.
Either you take action to ensure these
provisions are met or the OSI will.
Hey. (He holds up a finger warningly.)
Watch it. Iíll look into it.
Yes, sir. (He turns and leaves. Behind
Kendrickís back, Jack continues to wave
TEALíCíS APARTMENT BLOCK. Inside the building, someone knocks
Ďshave and a haircutí on Tealícís door. Tealíc opens the door.
Just wanted to come by and see how youíre
(Daniel comes in and looks around.)
Wow - I like what youíre doiní with
the place - sort of, um, Jaffa chic
with, er, East African flair.
I have discovered there are many programmes
on television which offer advice in
the area of home design and decoration.
Yeah, Iím a little more into the History
Can I offer you anything?
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.
I have not. Perhaps you should tell
me why you are here.
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.
OíNeill sent you to speak with me.
No ... yeah.
I broke no law. I intervened to prevent
a criminal activity and was forced to
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.
That is not always easy.
Yeah, Iím not just talking about the
tattoo, although I do see how that could
be a problem.
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
Yes, this is less about appearance than
it is about behaviour.
Have I not conducted myself as a typical
member of this community?
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
In each case, I was only attempting
to render assistance where it was needed.
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.
I understand. (Someone knocks at the
door.) Excuse me. (He goes and answers
it. A young woman is standing there.)
(Krista holds up a plastic bag.)
Made you cookies.
(Tealíc takes the bag and bows to her.)
Please come in.
(Krista comes in and sees Daniel.)
Iím sorry - I didnít realise you had
Krista James, this is Daniel Jackson.
Hi! (He and Krista shake hands.)
Krista lives in the apartment next door.
Wait a minute - Doctor Jackson? Youíre
the archaeologist who hired Tealíc to
come over from Mozambique.
Well, then I should thank you. Itís
been great having him here. Itís nice
to have a man around who cares about
Actually, we were just talking about
In fact, thatís why Iím here. (She turns
to Tealíc.) The cookies were a bribe.
My pipes are doing that thing again.
Normally I would be happy to provide
assistance. However ...
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.
Nice to meet you.
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
So - how are things in the galaxy?
You know I canít talk about work.
Sorry - Iím still getting used to the
fact that my girlfriendís a super-hero.
Bit of an exaggeration.
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.
Look, I know this is hard for you. I
mean, any other guy would have just
freaked out and run away.
You didnít run away when I stalked you.
Anyway, I just want you to appreciate
the position Iím in here.
I do, believe me. And Iím really glad
you stuck around.
Iím glad to hear you say that, because
I put in for a transfer to Colorado
(Sam smiles and kisses him.)
Are you sure?
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
Oh my God.
NEAR TEALíCíS APARTMENT BLOCK. Tealíc and Krista are walking
along the road with bags of shopping.
Iím sorry to keep asking you to help
with my plumbing but the superís never
around and my boyfriendís not very handy.
There is no need to apologise.
(They walk past a woman getting out of her car and putting her
handbag on the roof.)
Anyhow, youíll forgive me once youíve
tasted my lasagne.
I am looking forward to it.
(Eric, the skateboard kid, comes over.)
Greetings, Eric. (They do a street handshake.)
I saw you take out those three gorillas
the other day. Nice work!
In retrospect it may have been unwise
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
Hey! Hey, stop that guy, heís got my
(The boy pushes past Krista, knocking her bag of groceries to
Arenít you gonna do anything?
I must not intervene.
What?! Youíre just gonna let him get
(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.)
Oh-ho-ho, man! What a shot!
How did you do that?
You the man, T!
(The woman whose purse was stolen turns to him.)
Thank you! That was amazing.
(Tealíc bows to her.)
That was amazing!
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
TEALíCíS APARTMENT. Night. Tealíc hears someone pounding on Kristaís
Krista! Krista! Címon, Krista! Listen,
listen, just let me in.
(Tealíc opens his door and walks out into the hallway.)
Doug, I have to work tomorrow.
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.)
No, no, no, honey, I ainít goiní nowhere.
Is there a problem?
(Doug turns and looks him up and down.)
Oh, this-this is a private conversation.
If it were private you would not be
conducting it in the hallway, nor speaking
(On the other side of the hallway, the door to another apartment
opens. An elderly lady holding a cat stands there.)
Itís alright, Mrs Conners - just go
(Mrs Conners looks disapproving, but closes the door again. Tealíc
turns back to Krista.)
Do you require assistance?
No, Iím OK.
Who the hell is this guy?
His name is Tealíc - heís my neighbour.
Tealíc. (He snorts derisively.) What
kind of a crazy name is that?
He just moved here from Mozambique.
Oh. No doubt.
Krista has requested that you leave.
I suggest you comply.
Youíd better check yourself before you
I have checked. I suggest you leave,
before it is you that gets hurt.
Doug - go sober up.
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.)
Iím sorry about that. I hate when he
gets that way.
This is not the first time. (Krista
shakes her head.) So you have stopped
Not exactly. Heís not always like that.
Since he lost his job heís just been
I do not.
Itís been hard on him.
And has it not been hard on you?
(Tealíc nods and bows his head.)
SGC. DANIELíS OFFICE. Sam, Daniel and Tealíc are talking.
I do not understand Kristaís behaviour.
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.
If only it were that simple.
(Daniel throws her a look, then continues.)
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.
The groom was usually quite well-paid.
Itís bad enough being on your own without
every TV show and commercial and magazine
ad trying to tell you how abnormal it
I think thatís what I just said.
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
Good. (She glances between Daniel and
Tealíc.) We were talking about Tealícís
I thought we were.
Tealíc, how do Jaffa couples handle
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.
And if that doesnít work?
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.
Sorry - I donít wanna interrupt you.
I just came out for a little air.
Are you alright?
I had another fight with Doug. I told
him itís over - that I donít wanna see
him any more.
Are you not happy with your decision?
I guess it was the right thing to do,
but heís not a bad person. Heís just
going through a tough time.
You have no cause to feel guilty.
What was that you were just doing?
It is called lokínel - an ancient form
of martial arts training.
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
You are late for your next training
Yeah, I meant to tell you - I donít
think Iím gonna be able to train with
you any more.
You have been making tremendous progress.
Well, I just donít have time, yíknow?
Has something transpired?
No, everythingís fine. Look, Iíve gotta
(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.)
You are injured.
Itís nothing. Please.
Krista, who is it?
Itís just my neighbour.
Oh yeah? Ah, the plumber, hmm. Iíll
Doug, itís noth...
I said, Iíll handle it.
(Behind Tealíc, Mrs Conners opens her door and peers out. Krista
reluctantly walks away into the apartment.)
Donít think I donít know whatís been
going on around here. She told me everything.
Were you the one who injured her?
What goes on between me and Krista ainít
none of your business.
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
SGC. SAMíS LAB. Sam is sitting looking at her laptop. Jack comes
to the door.
I never thought Iíd hear myself utter
these words: I need that report.
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.)
It is tomorrow.
Iím joking! I donít need the report!
Well, then, why ...?
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.)
Pete gave me this.
(Jack takes the box, opens it and looks at the ring, then looks
People normally wear these on their
I havenít said yes.
And yet - you havenít said no. (He snaps
the box shut.)
I told him I needed to think about it.
And? (He puts the box on the desk.)
That was two weeks ago.
Yíknow, all these years Iíve been concentrating
on work - I just assumed that one day
I would ...
Have a life?
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
Pete is a cop - I think he could handle
What about kids?
What about Ďem?
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?
Carter, there are people on this base
who have families.
(Sam thinks for a moment, then looks into Jackís eyes.)
What about you? If things had been different
... (she trails off.)
(Jack looks at her for a moment.)
I wouldnít be here.
TEALíCíS APARTMENT BLOCK. Tealíc returns home to find Krista
sitting on the floor by his apartment door.
Krista! (He hurries towards her.)
Hey - I was waiting for you.
Has something happened?
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?
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
SGC. DANIELíS OFFICE. Daniel is working on his computer. Sam
comes in, looking worried.
Hey. What, uh, whatís going on?
General OíNeill just got off the phone
with Colonel Kendrick. Kristaís boyfriend
was found dead in her apartment.
What?! What happened?
We donít have all the details yet but
according to Kendrick, preliminary evidence
indicates that Tealíc may have been
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
CITY. Night. Tealíc is driving Krista.
Thanks for getting me out of there.
I just couldnít be in that place tonight.
Where do you wish to go?
Just keep driving. (Tealíc checks his
rear-view mirror and looks concerned.)
What? What is it?
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.)
Who would be following us?
No. (Tealíc looks at her.) He doesnít
know Iím gone yet.
Then they are most likely following
You? Why would anyone be following you?
It is difficult to explain.
(Krista looks over her shoulder again as Tealíc turns a corner.
The car behind them follows.)
Can you lose them?
I believe so. However, it will require
me to violate posted speed limits and
several of the safe driving regulations.
Iím OK with that.
(Tealíc nods and smiles at her.)
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.
Donít tell me you learned how to do
that back in your village.
There are aspects of my life which I
am not at liberty to divulge.
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.
Krista, I ...
(Krista puts a finger over his mouth.)
Itís OK. For now, Iím just glad youíre
(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.
Thanks for meeting me.
No problem. (He smiles at her expectantly.
Sam looks serious and shakes her head.)
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
Anyway, thatís not what this is about.
No. I wouldnít ask if it wasnít so important.
Whatís going on?
I need your help.
MOTEL. Tealíc wakes up and turns to the other side of the bed
but Krista isnít there.
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
Police! Turn around, lace your fingers
behind your head.
SGC. Jack and Kendrick are walking along the corridor towards
Well where is he being held?
Heís in his old quarters.
Is he at least under guard?
Heís not going anywhere.
(They reach Jackís office and go in.)
Heís a murder suspect.
Yíknow I talked to him. He said he didnít
Thatís good enough for you, is it?
Pretty much. (He sits down at his desk.)
Well unfortunately youíre not in charge
of this investigation.
Yeah. He also said he felt like he was
being followed last night.
The OSI did not have Tealíc under surveillance.
Yeah. Howíd you find him?
We received a tip.
That didnít strike you as ... odd?
I told you something like this might
happen - you flat-out ignored my warnings.
Not so much ignored as ... completely
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
What the hell?
(Another window pops up on the screen and the words ďLook familiar?Ē
appear. Then the phone rings.)
(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.)
Did you get my message?
Who is this?
The symbols, Doctor Jackson, do you
Uh, I donít know who you think this
We need them translated into Goaíuld.
I have no idea what youíre talking about.
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.
Howíd you know about that?
We can help him. Weíve been watching
him. In fact, we saw the whole thing.
You witnessed the murder.
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
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.
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
So Iím not so sure. The proximity of
the body to the wall supports that but
the position of the body suggests otherwise.
What do you mean?
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.
Why move the body?
Well, dying against the wall suggests
that the victim was attacked by somebody
bigger and stronger.
Like Tealíc. So it was a set-up?
Itís possible. Now, you said that Tealíc
thought he was being followed.
The Air Force denies having him under
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
(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.)
From this vantage point you can easily
see into both apartments. (He looks
down, then squats down and points at
the carpet.) Three indentations.
Unfortunately I think they cleaned the
place up pretty good. I doubt weíll
So itís a dead end.
Not necessarily. Is there a pizza place
One thing about a stake-out - you never
PARK. Daniel is walking in a park, looking around nervously.
A man walks over holding a carton of coffee.
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
Youíre the one who called me?
It doesnít matter. Have you completed
Yeah, see, thatís why I wanted to talk
to you - I need more time.
Youíre playing with your friendís life
I canít translate something unless I
understand the context - where they
were found, what theyíre for.
You think Iím stupid.
Iím not lying.
I can see weíre going to have to do
this the hard way.
What does that mean?
Either you give us the translation now,
or Iíll be forced to take this to the
So, beyond kidnapping and murder.
We didnít kill the boyfriend - but weíll
kill the girl if we have to.
How do I know you even have her?
Come with me and Iíll show you.
Yeah - you know, Iíve got a thing, so
... (he turns to go)
I have three snipers targeting your
position at this very moment, Doctor.
(Daniel stops and turns back.)
(Jennings places his cup of coffee on the picnic table and steps
Position one - go for the coffee cup.
(Nearby a silenced shot can be heard and a bullet pierces the
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.
We checked a couple of pizza joints
and all-night delivery places near your
apartment to see if thereíd been any
sudden repeat customers.
An interesting investigative method.
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.
Is that unusual?
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
Well, Kendrick is finally convinced
something else is going on here.
What changed his mind?
GREY VAN. Inside the van as it drives along, Daniel has his hands
handcuffed together. He sits between Jennings and another man.
So you guys are ex-NID. You call yourselves
The Trust now, right?
We want the same thing you want, Doctor
Jackson - weíre trying to protect the
Thatís why you were watching Tealíc
- you thought he was a significant threat
to planetary security.
Stargate Command may think itís OK to
let the alien roam the streets unsupervised.
We beg to differ.
And never mind the fact that heís helped
save the Earth more times than I can
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.
So she killed him.
It was self-defence, really. He was
getting out of hand.
And thatís when you guys moved in and
planted evidence to make it look like
Tealíc did it.
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
What the hellís going on here?
The situation is under control.
You were supposed to get the information
He wasnít going to co-operate.
Heís a member of SG-1. Do you have any
idea what kind of resources theyíll
mobilise to get him back?
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.
(Pete is leaving the police station.)
Sam, itís me. I traced the car from
the pizza place. Itís a rental. The
name on the agreementís a fake I.D.
Thatís our man.
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.
OK, letís focus on the car. Find out
if the rental company has satellite
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.
Uplink is established. Weíre ready to
(Hoskins turns to face Daniel.)
We need those symbols.
(Krista, also handcuffed, is brought in.)
Daniel! (She is dragged across the room
and forced into the chair next to Daniel.)
Whatís happening? Who are these people?
Itís gonna be OK.
(Hoskins holds out a clipboard with a sheet of paper on it towards
The symbols, now - or we kill the girl.
Sheís got nothing to do with this.
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 ...
So you decided to try a little blackmail
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.)
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.
Scanning. Translating symbols. (A message
comes up on the screen.) Translation
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.)
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
I gave you what you want.
(Krista stands half facing the wall but Daniel continues looking
at Hoskins. Hoskins raises his pistol.)
I said face the wall.
(Reluctantly, Daniel and Krista turn and face the wall.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
(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.)
Heís unconscious. Thereís no-one here.
Weíve got all the exits covered - thereís
no way they could have gotten out.
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.
(Nearby, Sam and Pete are standing near one of the black vans
which has now been driven into the warehouse.)
So, itís normal for the bad guys just
to disappear into thin air, right?
Not really - although now I think about
it itís not the first time itís happened.
Just another day at the office.
Well, I figure you should be used to
it by now.
No, I mean - yes.
Yes, as in ...
(Pete pulls her behind the van so that nobody can see them and
holds her by the arms.)
Are you messiní with me?
Which means ...
You donít need more time?
(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
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.
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
Hey. (Tealíc bows to her, then puts
the box in the car.) So - youíre really
Indeed I am.
Yíknow, you donít have to do this. The
whole thing was my fault.
There is no need to blame yourself.
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
If it had not been you it would have
been someone else. They would not hesitate
to exploit any relationship to their
What did they want?
That I cannot say.
Right. So - where you gonna go?
Back to where I came from.
What does that mean?
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.)
This is all that was left.
(Eric bends down and picks up his skateboard to show Tealíc the
Check it out.
(He has painted Tealícís tattoo symbol on the end. Tealíc smiles.)
I am honoured.
(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.)