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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 901

                                       "AVALON I"

                                           By

                                    Robert C. Cooper

               
               
               Open on Stargate at SGC, a man in dress blues walks up the ramp, 
               looking it over.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Who's that? *scene moves to control 
                         room*
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Ltd Colonel Cameron Mitchell, Two years 
                         ago. Dog fight over Antarctica, SG-1 
                         found the ancient outpost took out Anubis' 
                         fleet.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         That's him?

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         That's him.

               
               Mitchell crouches leaning against Gate, voice over as he remembers.
 
               
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Remember no matter what we're here to 
                         protect SG-1 at all costs.
 
               
               Shot of several F-302s, Then on Mitchell at the head of one of 
               them.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Target the al-kesh first, gliders second. 
                         Go low boys and girls Prometheus has 
                         our backs.
 
               
               F-302s swoop in and engages the Goa'uld ships.

               
                                     BANKS
                         (Riding with Mitchell) Break left. Two 
                         gliders at out 3 o'clock.
 
               
               Mitchell glances back, shot of Prometheus coming to pass over 
               the scout ship.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Prometheus!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (on Radio) SG-1, this is Hammond, do 
                         you read?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes sir, it's good to see you.

               
               Shot of Alkesh firing on the Prometheus, then Mitchell's screen 
               indicating enemy and own.
 
               
                                     BANKS
                         Contact. One bandit on the deck and 
                         inbound.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Tally one. *goes after alkesh, Arms 
                         missile* Fox 2 Fox 2. *both shots miss 
                         the alkesh* so close. *glider gets a 
                         good shot off Mitchell's F-302*
 
               
                                     BANKS
                         we've been hit. Left thruster is down. 
                         Contact two bandits on our six. *alarms 
                         going Mitchell attempts to pull as best 
                         he can*
 
               
                                     REVEREND
                         Blue leader we've got your six.

               
               Another F-302 comes in blowing away one glider and pursuing the 
               other and it's gone.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Nice shot Rev.

               
               Rev's F-302 dodges a few shots tailing Mitchell until it is blasted 
               for behind.
 
               
                                     BANKS
                         He's been hit.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Reverend!

               
                                     BANKS
                         He's gone.

               
               Shots of debris as scene returns to Mitchell in the gate room.
 
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         *enters.* Chief Master Sgt. Walter Harriman. 
                         *Mitchell stands moving down ramp.* 
                         The Generals ready for you colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *walks past* Bigger than I thought it'd 
                         be.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Yes sir *looks after him* Welcome to 
                         Stargate Command. *follows*
 
               
               CREDITS

               
               Shot of Cheyenne, Mitchell and Harriman enter Generals office, 
               boxes still left packed.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Feel free to have a seat. General Landry 
                         will be with you in a minute. He's just 
                         finishing up a briefing with SG-12.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Thank you Sergeant.

               
               Harriman leaves, Mitchell glances round, walking over to star 
               chart. Barely here Landry talking with SG-12. Once again a flash 
               back.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         (Voice over) Alright Boys and girls. 
                         Listen Up. *group of pilots for a circle 
                         round Mitchell* Got a change of plans. 
                         New orders from General Hammond. We 
                         are no longer going after Anubis' mothership. 
                         SG-1 is on its way to Antarctica in 
                         a cargo ship.
 
               
                                     BANKS
                         SG-1?

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         They think they may have found the lost 
                         city of the ancients.
 
               
                                     REVEREND
                         In Antarctica?

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         it doesn't matter where they are, or 
                         what it is they're doing. It's SG-1 
                         and we're gonna cover their asses. ETA 
                         is nine minutes; expect the enemy to 
                         throw everything they have at us. Alright 
                         Saddle up folks.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         (and we're back) Cocky sons of a bitches 
                         *walks in* Marines. I've never liked 
                         them. *picks up file, looks at Mitchell* 
                         you must be Colonel Mitchell.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Yes sir. It's good to be here sir. *stands 
                         at attention*
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         well your service record is impeccable 
                         Mitchell. What's wrong with you? *drops 
                         file.*
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         sir?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Nobody's perfect. Everyone has some 
                         kind of character flaw. What's yours?
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         sometimes I can be impatient. Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         all pilots have type A personalities 
                         *looks through file* I'm talking about 
                         your kryptonite. Don't worry I'll figure 
                         it out. *shouts* Walter!
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         (over com) The files on your desk along 
                         with the personnel folders you're about 
                         to request sir.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         About to request? Walter I'd appreciate 
                         it
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         (over com) Push the button to talk sir.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *sighs, shouts* Thank you Walter! The 
                         thing that's hardest to get used to 
                         around here *pours coffee* is how good 
                         everybody is at their Job. Fact is...I 
                         like yelling at people. Never get the 
                         damn chance.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I'll try not to lower the average sir.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         oooh. Self deprecating sense of humor. 
                         You think it'll make people like you 
                         despite your outward perfection.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         No.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         *lifts pile of folders* Here you go 
                         son. Get started.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Sir?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         You heard the disconnected voice of 
                         the little sergeant *hangs up a framed 
                         certificate* with psychic powers. Those 
                         are personnel files. Start picking your 
                         team.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         General. I'm here to join SG-1.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Colonel. You're here to lead SG-1.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         (close up) ah...what about Ltd. Colonel 
                         Carter.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         well...she's taken command of Stargate's 
                         RND out of area 51.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Since when?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Last week.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         and Daniel Jackson?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Dr Jackson put in for re-assignment. 
                         Teal's left the program over a month 
                         ago. I'm surprised General O'Neill didn't 
                         tell you
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         No.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Well...that's Jack for you. *picks up 
                         another frame* you know I looked for 
                         the key to that desk for weeks till 
                         I finally got him to admit he never 
                         had one. The man never opened a draw 
                         the whole time he was here.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I'm sorry sir...the reason that I requested 
                         this post-- *trying to find right words* 
                         wh---why I worked so hard...we--
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         expresses himself poorly when faced 
                         with unexpected challenges. Your sheet 
                         says you have outstanding leadership 
                         skills. Take the files colonel choose 
                         your team. Before I start to question 
                         the accuracy of that claim.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *takes files* yes sir.

               
               Jackson's office. He's packing, and sporting a couple of days 
               old beard. Knocking and we see Mitchell in blue BDUs
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Dr. Jackson.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Colonel.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         My friends call me Cameron. *they shake 
                         hands*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Daniel. *goes back to packing* ...uh...how 
                         are you?
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I'm good thanks.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         uh...yeah I heard you were coming.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         yeah. They told me you were leaving.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yes Finally. *goes to grab some books* 
                         You don't...uh...you don't want to help?
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         No. Actually I came to see if I could 
                         talk you into staying.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         You're kidding.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I've been given command of SG-1.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Wow. Well...good for you. You deserve 
                         it.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Think the SGC still needs you.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         whoa there's lots of other guys.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         You're the world's most foremost expert 
                         on the ancients.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yes and that's why I'm going to Atlantis. 
                         *bunny ears* City of the ancients.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Listen. General O'Neill gave me the 
                         choice of any posting I wanted. I chose 
                         SG-1. That meant Colonel Carter. Teal's 
                         and yourself. Not two letters a dash 
                         and a number.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Uh...that's nice.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I wanted to be on the front line working 
                         with the best. I wanted to learn from 
                         you.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         look this is all very flattering but 
                         uh...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         That's not the point

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I'm sorry. I know why I owe you one. 
                         We all do.
 
               
               Scene switches to shot of Mitchell's F-302 Dodging shots and 
               being tailed by a glider.
 
               
                                     BANKS
                         We've lost the turbines.

               
                                     CARTER
                         (on radio) Heads up Blue leader. This 
                         is carter. We have another bandit incoming.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I see it Major. *locks on Alkesh, fires* 
                         Fox 2 *it explodes and he zips through 
                         it* Splash. One Alkesh
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well that was close.

               
               And Back to Jackson's Lab.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Listen Jackson I don't want you to stay 
                         because you think you owe me one `less 
                         of course you're considering it?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         oh no...*takes out keys* I was gonna 
                         offer you my apartment. *puts them on 
                         the desk*
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         right.

               
               Dakara

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Brother I love what you've done with 
                         the place.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         These columns were salvaged and restored 
                         from the original ancient monument.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         well it's got a real high council feel 
                         to it. Hope you've taken lots of before 
                         and after pictures
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         where is the rest of your team colonel 
                         Mitchell?
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         actually its still kind of SG-me. That's 
                         one of the reasons I'm here. I was hoping, 
                         maybe you could help me.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I can offer some names of those I consider 
                         to be honorable warriors.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I'd appreciate that. I know you're busy.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         we're attempting to build a whole new 
                         system of government that will span 
                         Jaffa worlds through out the galaxy.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Yeah. How's that going?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         not well.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         well your people did just renounce their 
                         god. Guess you've got to cut them a 
                         bit of a break.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         too many are still steep in an old culture 
                         full of antiquated rituals and our slow 
                         to accept change.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I understand Major Davis and SG-7 are 
                         trying to help out.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         that has caused problems as well. Many 
                         view the Tau'ri with the same level 
                         of mistrust as a would be enemy. They 
                         see the proposed system of government 
                         as a means to control and subvert their 
                         acquired freedom. My allegiance to the 
                         Tau'ri is not serving me as well as 
                         you might think in votes from the most 
                         traditional Jaffa electorate.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         wow. Politics does really suck everywhere 
                         you go.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         indeed.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         listen. Maybe it's a good thing I came 
                         by...if this doesn't work out. Before 
                         all the space on the team fills...
 
                         
               
                                     RAK'NOR
                         Teal'c. The council is returning from 
                         recess.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I must go.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         sure.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It has been good to see you colonel 
                         Mitchell.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         yep.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will forward a list of names as soon 
                         as I am able.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         have fun. *mutters* Did I mention I'm 
                         on a mission from god. Ok never mind. 
                         *turns to a guy* yo you want to join 
                         SG-1? *then a female Jaffa* Hi. Cameron 
                         Mitchell. Colonel *salutes*...excuse 
                         me can you tell me which way to the 
                         Stargate. StargateChapp'ai. Ch Just 
                         point a finger.
 
               
               Control room. Mitchell sitting in from of computer with Carter 
               on the screen, he clips on his mike.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Hi Cameron.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Hey Sam. It's good to see you.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sorry it took me so long to get back 
                         to you. We have been up to our ears 
                         double checking the new hyper drive. 
                         Then the uplink was jammed with the 
                         long range plotting program being transmitted 
                         by the asguardno need to bore you. How 
                         you been you look good.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Thanks. Listen Sam. Come back and join 
                         SG-1.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I heard you'd been given command of 
                         SG-1 congratulations.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I'm not kidding you can keep an eye 
                         on RND in your spare time just like 
                         you always have. Besides. Dr. Lee is 
                         pouting cause you got the post over 
                         him.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         really?

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         no I made that up.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I have my reasons for wanting this job.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I had my reasons for wanting this job. 
                         One of them was working with you- and 
                         please do not say that's nice.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         we'll still work together

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         it won't be the same. What if the world 
                         needs saving?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         well if the world needs saving I will 
                         be there to do what I can.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         What if the world needs saving because 
                         I screwed up because you weren't here 
                         in the first place? *carter gives him 
                         a look, he glances round* How about 
                         we pretend I didn't say that.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         done.

               
                                     INTERCOM
                         Ltd Colonel Carter to the bridge. Ltd 
                         Colonel Carter report immediately to 
                         the bridge
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sorry I got to go.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         yea. Buy you breakfast when you get 
                         back on solid ground.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You're on. See you soon.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *waves, groans* well Walter. Doesn't 
                         look like we're getting the band back 
                         together.
 
               
               Flashback to the dog fight.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I can't shake him reroute power to the 
                         *explosion, groans. Banks body thrown 
                         forward as lines fuse behind him* Banks 
                         you ok? *Shot on bank, who is dead, 
                         blood streaming from his forehead.* 
                         Banks! I'm losing it hang on back there. 
                         *Pulls levers* Eject. Eject. Damn it 
                         ejection failed. Mayday mayday we are 
                         going in. repeat. We are going in.
 
                         
               
               Shot of ice as Mitchell's F-302 Hits it at a great force.

               
               Landry's house. Outside. O'Neill and Landry playing chess

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So did you decide to go at the desk 
                         at an angle or...flush with the door?
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         is that what this is about? You come 
                         all the way to Colorado springs to check 
                         up on me?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Nah...I had to sign the papers to my 
                         house...and my car...my motorcycle
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Yeah I'll never forget that day on the 
                         front porch of my house you standing 
                         there telling me you wanted to tell 
                         me something about the Stargate Program. 
                         *laughs* I though one of us had surely 
                         lost his mind.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That may actually be true. How are things 
                         working out for Mitchell?
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Well...you could of told him that SG-1 
                         had been re-assigned you should have 
                         seen his face.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah...I suppose huh...

               
                                     LANDRY
                         yeah...no...he'll...uh...he'll get his 
                         feet. *moves one of his pieces* mans 
                         a survivor.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         He's also got the best of the best looking 
                         out for him. *moves own piece*
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         A Generals only as good as the people 
                         he commands.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Who said that?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         I just did. *moves his castle* I mean 
                         Douglas McArthur may have said something 
                         similar. O'NEILL: Didn't he also say 
                         there's no substitute for winning. *moves 
                         his bishop*
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *little surprised* actually it was in 
                         war there's no substitute for victory 
                         *knocks over his queen* You seem to 
                         have a knack for it.
 
               
               Briefing room. Mitchell sitting with a pile of files on one side, 
               two on other.
 
               
                                     LANGUAGE GIRL
                         I'm fluent in Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, 
                         three dialects of Goa'uld, teneese, 
                         Golap and the yet unnamed language of 
                         the cave people of P3K-447. ...And of 
                         course Ancient. Spoken as well as written. 
                         Go ahead say anything.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Nah it's ok I believe you.

               
                                     LANGUAGE GIRL
                         toa puta ago. Which is actually just 
                         I believe you. That's ok is a modern 
                         vanacular that can't be directly translated 
                         into ancient however--
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         This is really unnecessary.

               
                                     LANGUAGE GIRL
                         ono mattah na tario.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         thank you

               
                                     UPTIGHT AIRMAN
                         87 mission hours to 32 alien planets. 
                         Front line ground combat on four different 
                         occasions.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I was hoping you could tell me something 
                         about yourself. Something...*drops file 
                         on desk* personal.
 
               
                                     UPTIGHT AIRMAN
                         *thinks* people call me Dave.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *shifts, opens file, reads* says here...that's 
                         your name.
 
               
                                     UPTIGHT AIRMAN
                         yes.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *eats gum, now less files on left more 
                         on right*
 
               
                                     DORKY AIRMAN
                         The magnetic Properties of the planet. 
                         Make it an excellent choice for the 
                         long term study of positively charged 
                         ions on the neurons of the brain.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *picks out from behind file.*

               
                                     WORKOUT AIRMAN
                         *doing pushups on floor* 25...26...27...28 
                         *Mitchell looks over table*...29...30...31...32...
 
                         
               
                                     SCIENTIST 1
                         We have modified the android body recovered 
                         from PC3- 989 and are currently incorporating 
                         the experiences of every SG team member 
                         since the inception of the program into 
                         a viable artificial intelligence.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         wait I mean...are you guys saying that 
                         this thing actually exists?
 
               
                                     SCIENTIST 1
                         we haven't received our funding yet. 
                         But we were hoping that with your support. 
                         Perhaps a funding body would look more 
                         fondly on our proposal. *Mitchell stands 
                         heads to window to look at gate.*
 
                         
               
                                     SCIENTIST2
                         Don't make a decision yet. We do have 
                         a precise but thorough 380 page report 
                         into---
 
               
               Flashback again. Mitchell's window smashed on impact he looks 
               frozen, with multiple bruising.
 
               
                                     MAN ON RADIO
                         thousands over bright yellow...I don't 
                         know. They're coming from the surface. 
                         I don't know what they are. They're 
                         cutting the enemy fleet to shreds. My 
                         god it beautiful.
 
               
                                     ANOTHER MAN
                         They're ancient weapons. Its SG-1 they 
                         found what they were looking for.
 
                         
               
                                     AND ANOTHER
                         THE ships are being destroyed. They're 
                         just exploding everywhere we look.
 
                         
               
               Shot from Mitchell's point of view, a nurse Hanging an IV.

               
                                     NURSE
                         Don't worry. It's gonna be ok...

               
               Fades out, next one of nurse and doctor

               
                                     NURSE
                         Respiration is weak.

               
                                     DOCTOR
                         He's bleeding internally. I need uh...
 
                         
               
               Fades out, next one of An airman in dress blues.

               
                                     AIRMAN
                         Ltd Adam Banks body was recovered at 
                         0843 This morning.
 
               
               Fades out, next Mitchell's Mother.

               
                                     MOTHER
                         Oh my god...Cameron.

               
               Fades out, next one of doctor

               
                                     DOCTOR
                         we make the chance of you walking again 
                         quite slim but...with physiotherapy 
                         hopefully--
 
               
               Fades out, next one of Jackson.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         None of us would be here today if it 
                         wasn't for what you did.
 
               
               Fades out, next one of Carter and some other airman in dress 
               blues.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         The congressional medal of honor is 
                         the highest award for valor in action 
                         against an enemy force that can be bestowed 
                         upon an individual serving in the armed 
                         forces of the united states of America. 
                         On behalf of the president...
 
               
               Fades out, next one of O'Neill.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You get well soon. And when you do...you 
                         can do anything you want...and I mean...professionally 
                         anything you want. Well not anything.
 
                         
               
               Mitchell Runs into gate room

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         What's up sir?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         I wanted you here for this. SG-12 sent 
                         word five minutes ago they should be 
                         arriving momentarily.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Receiving IDC opening the Iris.

               
               Iris opens. And out steps Vala with two members of SG-12.

               
                                     VALA
                         Well...don't you all have me surrounded.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         welcome to the SGC I'm General Landry.
 
                         
               
                                     VALA
                         Vala. Vala Malduran Thank you so much 
                         for the lovely greeting party we all 
                         had a wonderful time searching each 
                         other didn't we boys? *two guys shake 
                         their heads, looks at Mitchell* I know 
                         we haven't met. That I'm sure I would 
                         remember.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Ltd Colonel Cameron Mitchell.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Nice outfit.

               
                                     VALA
                         Thanks. *walks past, other men back 
                         up, weapons on her* While I'd normally 
                         be thrilled to have so much testosterone 
                         at my disposal. Where's my Daniel?
 
                         
               
               Briefing room, Daniel walks in, Vala standing, smiles on seeing 
               Him. Landry and Mitchell sitting down, with big metal box.
 
               
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Ok Where is it?

               
                                     VALA
                         Nice to see you too. How have you been?
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Tablet. The one that leads to incredible 
                         buried ancient treasure.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         There is no tablet. *Mitchell looks 
                         at her*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         What?

               
                                     VALA
                         I lied. I had to tell you in...person. 
                         *whispers* I'm pregnant. Pretty sure 
                         it's yours anyway...there's at least 
                         a one in ...ten chance. *winks at Mitchell 
                         who has to do a double take. She grins*
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *Jackson goes to leave room* DR. Jackson! 
                         You're the reason we let her through 
                         the gate.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         I'm sorry sir I really have to finish 
                         packing. LANDRY: The Daedalus doesn't 
                         leave for another 12 hours *gets up, 
                         leaves* at least have a look.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         *Mitchell opens box as Jackson walks 
                         back over. Vala takes out tablet* Thank 
                         you. *hold it out to Jackson, who grabs 
                         it off her, not happy*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         uh...yep...don't know where you can 
                         get this but uh...you got ripped off. 
                         *holds it out to her* its complete gibberish
 
                         
               
                                     VALA
                         Its written in code. *Mitchell gets 
                         up to look*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well I can't crack this in a few hours.
 
                         
               
                                     VALA
                         I know the cipher.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Then why do you need me?

               
                                     VALA
                         well reading it is one thing. Understanding 
                         it is another. The individual I got 
                         this from assured me that the treasure 
                         it describes is here on earth. Now I 
                         could have come by ship and looked for 
                         it myself but I know nothing about your 
                         fair planet. Other that it seems to 
                         have an interesting if somewhat limited 
                         gene pool.
 
               
               Both men look up then at each other, frowning.

               
               Jackson's lab, full of boxes.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         So...where'd you get this?

               
                                     VALA
                         The Jaffa may have won their freedom 
                         but theirs still more than a few Goa'uld 
                         out there. Most of them have lost their 
                         Dynasties though and are either on the 
                         run or in hiding.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Ye or plotting some means of regaining 
                         their power.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         *walks around picking up stuff* Yes 
                         and in the mean time, they are having 
                         a lot of trouble maintaining the lifestyles 
                         to which they had grown accustomed to 
                         the last 5000 years or so. As such there 
                         are a number of rather interesting artifacts 
                         currently on the market. Anyway that 
                         isn't the issue the question is...what's 
                         it worth?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well...the ancients aren't really known 
                         for secret stashes of Gold like these 
                         for example. *picks up a gold stick, 
                         she picking up the other.* wait a minute, 
                         these markings are Goa'uld treasures 
                         suppose to be ancient what do they have 
                         to do with this.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         These are actually only loosely related 
                         to the tablet.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yeah how?

               
                                     VALA
                         You ever heard of the Goa'uld nut?
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         as in...cashew? Pea? Oh you mean Egyptian 
                         sky goddess.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         yes.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         No never heard of her.

               
                                     VALA
                         These were her ceremonial marriage bracelets. 
                         She wore one and her husband of the 
                         moment wore one.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         of the moment?

               
                                     VALA
                         yes she had many. That's one of the 
                         few admirable things about her. *slaps 
                         the gold around Jackson's arm, it locks 
                         round like a bracelet. Takes the other 
                         from him*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Ow. What are you doing? *tries to pull 
                         band off* Security. *two airman aim 
                         at her* ok. That was fun. Now take it 
                         off.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         Not until we find the treasure.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         What?

               
                                     VALA
                         These bracelets *slaps the other on 
                         her wrist* link us together. The tablet 
                         is mine and I want my fair share of 
                         what it leads to.
 
               
               Dr Lee is attempting to saw through the bracelet, Jackson looks 
               as if he's been there a while.
 
               
                                     LEE
                         *Stops* that's the third blade I've 
                         gone through. I'm not gonna be able 
                         to cut it off...the hand. If we remove 
                         the hand...I know that on first blush 
                         that doesn't sound like a viable option 
                         but in understand that Dr Bennet is 
                         becoming quite proficient at attaching 
                         th--
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         I thought SG-12 checked everything she 
                         had on her.
 
               
                                     LEE
                         they did...and and in their defense 
                         at that time the bracelet was giving 
                         off any kind of energy signature. I 
                         mean even now it's barely measurable.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         so what's it doing...I mean how does 
                         it work?
 
               
                                     LEE
                         well...*looks at screen* I don't know
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         *sighs disconnects from machine*

               
                                     LEE
                         no no...I just need a little more time.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         I'll find out. *Walks over to door and 
                         collapses*
 
               
                                     LEE
                         oh hey are you ok? *runs over*

               
               Vala's holding cell. Landry walks in.

               
                                     VALA
                         *holds up light* Come to torture me
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         How old are you?

               
                                     VALA
                         Hmm...mental abuse won't work either.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         I have a daughter about your age. Hasn't 
                         listened to me since she was 12. doesn't 
                         matter what I say or do.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         You're not gonna bore me with your personal 
                         life are you? I have to admit an hour 
                         or two of that might break me.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         I don't like being deceived.

               
                                     VALA
                         I'm not here to hurt anyone. And I really 
                         do hope this leads to something fabulous 
                         for all of us but its not easy out there 
                         and I'm sure you can appreciate that 
                         a girl has to do what a girl has to 
                         do to surviv--
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         I'm about as interested in your sob 
                         story as you are in mine. I just want 
                         you to know that Dr Jackson is the one 
                         who recommended I let you through the 
                         gate. He thought there was a chance 
                         that what you had to offer might be 
                         legitimate. And he's the one with an 
                         alien device now stuck on his wrist. 
                         Now how this plays out and what you 
                         get out of it in the end I'm going to 
                         leave entirely up to him *she moves 
                         hands to his shoulders* I would--- *Vala 
                         collapses*
 
               
               Jackson wakes in infirmary

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Teal'c?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Daniel Jackson.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         how you doing?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Uh...fine...I think. What happened I 
                         was...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         It's the bracelet. *Jackson looks at 
                         bracelet*
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They are called KorMac.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Figured he might know.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yeah she said they were some sort of 
                         weird Goa'uld nut marriage thing.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not believe that to be the case.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         No?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         No.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Should of known.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have only heard of them in passing 
                         a very long time ago. I believe it was 
                         Cronus who used technology when a prisoner 
                         of value needed to be transported by 
                         his Jaffa. He would affix a bracelet 
                         such as this to both the prisoner and 
                         the Jaffa responsible for him. If they 
                         became separated for more than a short 
                         period of time they would both become 
                         ill and die.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Both?

               
                                     VALA
                         That's just about the stupidest thing 
                         I have ever heard. *lying across from 
                         them*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         *sits up* you didn't know?

               
                                     VALA
                         Well I knew it would make you sick. 
                         I didn't know it would have the same 
                         effect on me too.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         How could you not KNOW?!

               
                                     VALA
                         Because the person that I stole them 
                         from didn't tell me that part!
 
               
               Jackson grabs a pillow and chucks it at her

               
                                     VALA
                         Yah! *kicks pillow*

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Question. Why would the Goa'uld design 
                         these things that way?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         To punish the Jaffa for his incompetence.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Right of course.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Can you take it off?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am sorry Daniel Jackson as I have 
                         said. I've only heard of this in passing.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         *sits up* please tell me you know how 
                         to take this thing off.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         Yes of course I do. I mean...that's 
                         assuming that the person I stole them 
                         from was honest about that part.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Just do it.

               
                                     VALA
                         Alright. Soon as we find the treasure 
                         and I get my fair share.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Ok...*to Teal'c* just to clarify...when 
                         I kill her...I die?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Just as if you left approximately.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *Jackson shuts eyes, puts hand to head* 
                         or we could just find the treasure. 
                         *Jackson looks at him* The Deadelus 
                         left two hours ago. Sorry. *Jackson 
                         drops down another chance missed* Look 
                         the tablet is written in ancient code 
                         right? I know its not the lost city 
                         of Atlantis we're looking for here but 
                         what ever it is could be worth finding. 
                         Or you're just gonna have to marry that 
                         chick.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         Yeah. *grins* lets make babies. *Jackson 
                         Groans*
 
               
               Jackson's Lab.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Are you sure you have the cipher right?
 
                         
               
                                     VALA
                         Yes why

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Can't believe I'm missing the Deadelus 
                         for this.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         Get over it.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         You don't have to get back to Dakara?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The council is in recess until tomorrow.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         curious.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         See this is good in it? Being part of 
                         a team again, Working together to unravel 
                         some cool ancient mystery. Right so... 
                         we're not working together...but any 
                         minute now I bet Dr. Jackson's gonna 
                         discover some key pieces of information's 
                         that sets us off on a great adventure.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         This can't be right.

               
                                     VALA
                         What is it?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         *staring at comp* Uh...well this is 
                         a portion of the database the Atlantis 
                         expedition brought back with them a 
                         few weeks ago... specifically it's the 
                         log of the names of the ancients who 
                         left the planet when it was under siege 
                         from the wraith and returned to earth.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Thousands of years ago.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yes

               
                                     VALA
                         And what does this have to do with the 
                         tablet
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Uh...see the tablet talks about a treasure 
                         but it doesn't make any specific reference 
                         at all to where it is.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         Well it is supposed to be here. *sits 
                         on desk.* that's what the person who 
                         I stole it from told me *all look at 
                         her* before I stole it from him.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well I think it is here and I think 
                         I know where it is to.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Right time out. If the tablet doesn't 
                         say...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         It doesn't say specifically but it...it 
                         is signed, by a guy named Merdin. *grins, 
                         all staring at him*
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Never heard of him.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I think you have and the amazing part 
                         is his name also appears in the database.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The ancient who carved this tablet is 
                         one of the ancients who returned to 
                         earth from Atlantis?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yes.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I have an Uncle Marvin. I'm pretty sure 
                         I don't have and Merdins.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         That's because in English his name sounds 
                         a little different. Have you heard of...Merlin?
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Merlin. King Arthur and the Knights 
                         of the Round Table Merlin?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yes.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Was an ancient?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I think so.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *looks at Teal'c* See! That is what 
                         I', talking about.
 
               
               Briefing room, Jackson briefing, with his little pics on screen.
 
               
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Arthur was then carried off in a barge 
                         by Merlin, saying he was headed for 
                         the veil of Avalon which according to 
                         legend was a magical place where the 
                         dead would meet. *Landry looks bored* 
                         Now at the time some said Arthur never 
                         actually died but would in fact one 
                         day return. From what we know about 
                         the ancients it is possible that Avalon 
                         helped Arthur a mortal ascend.
 
               
                                     TEAL'S
                         Are not the ancients prevented from 
                         interfering with the existence of mortals?
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Ascended ancients. Yes for the most 
                         part. But its possible Merlin was not 
                         actually ascended himself but was in 
                         fact just a human far along the evolutionary 
                         path.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         What does this have to do with where 
                         this alleged treasure is buried?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well there are a number of inflicting 
                         interpretations but certain threads 
                         point to the Knights of the Round Table. 
                         Gathering great treasures from the far 
                         corners of Arthur's domain and hiding 
                         them in a magical strong hold in Avalon.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Including the Holy Grail.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         According to some.

               
                                     VALA
                         This grail...what's that worth? *Mitchell 
                         gives her a look* what?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         In 1191 the monks at Glastonbury abbey 
                         claimed to find the grave of king Arthur, 
                         on the stone burial was an inlay lead 
                         cross with the inscription "Hic iacet 
                         sepvltvs inclytvs rex artvrivs in insvla 
                         avalonia" here lies the famous king 
                         Arthur buried on the isle of Avalon. 
                         The claim was not taken seriously until 
                         1278 when Henry II ordered the grave 
                         to be exhumed, now Glastonbury a small 
                         town about 125 miles west of London 
                         has been a pilgrimage for believers 
                         since.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Yes yes and the point is? *gets up, 
                         and so does Mitchell in respect, Landry 
                         waves him to sit down*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         certain Celtic legends says that Glastonbury 
                         tore the hill overlooking the town (I 
                         did something on this a few weeks ago 
                         weird) is actually hollow and that contained 
                         within it is the underworld Avalon.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Has no one ever done any sort of geological 
                         survey?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Their have been several scientific studies 
                         apparent--
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Jackson, I...I...I

               
                                     JACKSON
                         We're talking about the ancients here 
                         sir. It's very possible that the underground 
                         entrance was concealed by some technology.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Sir. We're hoping to use the Asguard 
                         sensors aboard the Prometheus to find 
                         something we haven't been able to see 
                         before.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Thank you. Well two years ago I wouldn't 
                         have believed we'd find an ancient outpost 
                         under a mile of ice in Antarctica. I'll 
                         call the president. I'm sure he'll want 
                         to inform the British prime minister. 
                         *heads to office*
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *to Jackson* that was fantastic. You 
                         talked to Carter yet?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Uh yeah...she can't make it.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         What? This is huge we could be on the 
                         brink of another major discovery of 
                         ancient technology here.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         I'm sure she'll be interested in whatever 
                         we find.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         hey *links arm through his following 
                         Jackson* Try playing hard to get.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Man look whose talking.

               
               On board Prometheus. In armory.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *Throws Jackson a vest* so what do you 
                         think the range of these things is?
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well Dr Lee seems to think we need to 
                         stay within 100 feet or so...more than 
                         half an hour outside that boundary we'll 
                         begin to feel the effects
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         You know if we do find something I'm 
                         thinking...maybe Teal'c and I should 
                         check it out.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         uh...I missed the Daedalus because of 
                         this...if we find a secret ancient base 
                         I'm going.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         it means we have to take her with us.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         good point

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         look. I want you there. You know that. 
                         I'm just thinking we could stay in radio 
                         contact.
 
               
                                     MARKS
                         Ltd Colonel Mitchell please report to 
                         auxiliary control room two.
 
               
               Auxiliary control room two. They enter

               
                                     VALA
                         Ah now this brings back memories.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         ah how's that?

               
                                     VALA
                         isn't this where I beat you up?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         no.

               
                                     VALA
                         *looks up* no I'm pretty sure that right 
                         there is where I crushed *touches his 
                         cheek* your--
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *walks between them* Alright excuse 
                         me kids. Marks what you got?
 
               
                                     MARKS
                         Well thanks to the Asguard sensors. 
                         *rolls to other computer* we were able 
                         to map around the energy distortion 
                         that would have normally fooled deep 
                         ground sonar. I was able to define a 
                         large main cavern, network of tunnels 
                         and some smaller caves.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         well done Ltd.

               
                                     VALA
                         *leans close to Marks* can you see what's 
                         in there....say large piles of precious 
                         metals? *Jackson pulls her up, moving 
                         hand on her shoulder then after a minute 
                         quickly pulling it away*
 
               
                                     MARKS
                         Like I said we could only map the exterior 
                         of the structure.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         can you get us in there *points*

               
                                     MARKS
                         Well it's almost a half mile underground 
                         and there's no visible access on the 
                         surface.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Asguard beams.

               
                                     MARKS
                         Tried that. Doesn't seem to penetrate 
                         whatever sort of energy field is disguising 
                         the caves.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         rings. The ancients were the gate builders 
                         right? And they invented the rings to...they 
                         had to get in there some how and I know 
                         this ship has rings, *turns to Jackson* 
                         its how I...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         yeah yeah yeah good times. She's right 
                         though.
 
               
                                     MARKS
                         If there are rings down there, we should 
                         be able to lock on. But your radios 
                         won't work.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Looks like we're all going. *pats Jacksons 
                         shoulder, Vala does a little yes gesture*
 
                         
               
                                     MARKS
                         You'll be on your own

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Ladies first.

               
                                     VALA
                         *turns to Jackson* well then after you.
 
                         
               
               Jackson head out first then Vala, followed by Mitchell and Teal'c.
 
               
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *to Teal'c* come on this is fun right?
 
                         
               
               They ring down into a large room.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         wicked...and empty.

               
                                     VALA
                         *sighs* I haven't been this disappointed 
                         since Daniel and I had sex. *Teal'c 
                         stops and looks at Jackson*
 
               
               They walk up near a pedestal, which lights and a sword appears 
               in the stone.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         The sword in the stone

               
                                     VALA
                         what's that suppose to mean?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         well...King Arthur once pulled a sword 
                         from the stone as proof of his righteousness 
                         and royalty.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         'Excalibur'.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         actually that's a common misconception. 
                         See 'Excalibur' was forged by the lady 
                         of the lake at Avalon but it wasn't 
                         given to King Arthur till after the 
                         sword he pulled from the stone was broken 
                         in battle.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *Laughs, steps forward, spits on hands 
                         and rubs them together, walks up grips 
                         sword trying to pull it out, obviously 
                         struggling*
 
               
                                     VALA
                         *whispers to Teal'c* Give it a try muscles 
                         I'll give you half.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Ahha...yeah *lets go* It's in there 
                         pretty good.
 
               
                                     MERLIN
                         (Hologram)*appears* Welcome. Ye Knights 
                         of the Round Table. Men of honor. Followers 
                         of the path of righteousness. Only those 
                         with wealth of knowledge and truth of 
                         spirit shall be given access to the 
                         underworld, the storehouse of riches 
                         *Vala turns to Teal'c grinning, Mitchell 
                         making his round the image.* of ambrosias 
                         Coriolanus. Prove ye worthy and all 
                         shall be revealed.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         That's incredible. *images disappears* 
                         certain scholars have speculated that 
                         ambrosias and Arthur are one in the 
                         same but... that would mean he was 74 
                         years old at the Battle of Mount Badon. 
                         *Vala move to sword* its actually quite 
                         fascinating see ambrosias was the son 
                         of the emperor con--
 
               
                                     VALA
                         Yes yes yes. *sits on pedestal* fascinating 
                         is the one thing its not...how do we 
                         prove ye worthy and get all to be revealed.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         I have no idea but something tells me 
                         truth of spirit might be a problem for 
                         you.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         *Pulling at sword a little* you know 
                         nothing about me.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Cause everything that comes out of your 
                         mouths a lie.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Don't make me separate you two.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         perhaps there is something in these 
                         tunnels.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         see that is why he's here. Genius. We're 
                         going to split up. I'm with Teal'c. 
                         *goes to follow Teal'c* Yo. Wait up.
 
                         
               
               Teal'c and Mitchell walking down corridor

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I Guess it would be too easy for them 
                         to just leave their stuff out in the 
                         open. *Teal'c does not reply* maybe 
                         its just me but... I'm digging this 
                         rappor development between the two of 
                         us
 
               
               Vala and Jackson walking down corridor

               
                                     VALA
                         You should give me a weapon.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         nope.

               
                                     VALA
                         they're could be some sort of icky creature 
                         down here left behind to protect the 
                         treasure.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         for hundreds of years?

               
                                     VALA
                         some sort of stasis or hibernation, 
                         what if it senses our presence and awakens 
                         hungry for human flesh.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         doesn't quite sound like the ancient's 
                         style.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         still...

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I'm sure if there is a monster down 
                         here its gonna be much more scared of 
                         you than you are of it. Especially once 
                         it gets to know you.
 
               
               Teal'c and Mitchell come to a small room, as Mitchell enters 
               flames burst in a circle around a pedestal.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         check this out.

               
               Teal'c walks in and the a wall comes down behind them.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         ok...that can't be good. *hits radio* 
                         Jackson come in. *no answer* Jackson. 
                         Can you hear me?
 
               
               Vala and Jackson come to a small room, flames burst in a circle 
               around a pedestal.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         if you immediately know the candlelight 
                         is fire...
 
               
                                     VALA
                         huh?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         nothing.

               
                                     VALA
                         Hmmm...

               
               They enter and the wall comes down behind them.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         ok...the hologram said that only those 
                         with the wealth of knowledge and truth 
                         of spirit will pass. *both walk up to 
                         pedestal which has two pots on it, with 
                         writing below each* This has to be a 
                         test.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         What doe its say?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         The Universe is infinite.

               
                                     VALA
                         That seems infinitely not useful. How 
                         about this one?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         The treasure is in this pot.

               
                                     VALA
                         Really? I was hoping for something a 
                         little more substantial but ok.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         No wait wait wait.

               
                                     VALA
                         Too obvious?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Give me a minute. *she waits, then goes 
                         to lift lid of pot* not a minute *she 
                         stops* still not a minute.
 
               
               Mitchell's Pedestal has different stones on it and some writing 
               below.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Alright. I am assuming...this is some 
                         kind of puzzle. Can you read this writing?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         *Walks over* no

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         well I think we're suppose to arrange 
                         the stones in some sort of order.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         *looks at wall, and fires P-90 at it, 
                         Mitchell jumps grabbing own* MITCHELL: 
                         Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Man Bullets Bounce! 
                         *Teal'c grins at him, he pulls down 
                         all the stones*
 
               
               Jackson on one side of the table Vala on other.

               
                                     VALA
                         Ok. How about this. We open both of 
                         them which ever one's got the treasure 
                         in it is the right one.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         No I think that's the wrong idea. There's 
                         two pots here I think the point of the 
                         exercise is to only open one pot.
 
                         
               
                                     VALA
                         *points at silver* this says treasure 
                         is inside.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         right which makes it the obvious first 
                         choice
 
               
                                     VALA
                         so over to the gold!

               
                                     JACKSON
                         No.

               
                                     VALA
                         back to the silver then. *opens pot*
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         D-d-d-d-d-don't

               
                                     VALA
                         its empty. *looks up* there's nothing 
                         I hate more than a bold faced lie. *goes 
                         to open gold* OK
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         *stops her* would you stop.

               
                                     VALA
                         What? We're already trapped in here 
                         how much worse could it get? *lots of 
                         rumbling, sand falling as the ceiling 
                         starts to lower.*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         How about that much?

               
                                     VALA
                         It was a mistake the moment I said it. 
                         The moment
 
               
               Mitchell picks up final stone trying to concentrate lays it down
 
               
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Ok...that didn't work. *the ceiling 
                         starts to vibrate and move down.*
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         indeed.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Oh come on.

               
               They both try to move the stones best they can.

               
               Vala opens gold pot

               
                                     VALA
                         This ones empty to.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I know.

               
                                     VALA
                         That doesn't make sense.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I know!

               
               Teal'c trying to hold ceiling up, while Mitchell changes stones 
               order.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Colonel Mitchell!

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Two down and only a billion more combinations 
                         to go.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         *through gritted teeth* are you still 
                         having fun colonel Mitchell?
 
               
               Ceiling reaching Jackson's head

               
                                     VALA
                         So what do we do?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I don't know.

               
                                     VALA
                         You don't know? So now is a bad time 
                         to tell you I hate small spaces?
 
               
               Teal'c struggling

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         You ever get that bad feeling about 
                         something.
 
               
               TO BE CONTINUED

               

Avalon Part 1



Writers :   Robert C. Cooper
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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