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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 507

                                   "BEAST OF BURDEN"

                                           By

                                     Peter DeLuise




               BRIEFING ROOM

               
               The film of the Unas is being shown on the big screen.

               
                                     DANNY
                         As you know, Over the past year, I have 
                         been studying the Unas of P3X-888, and 
                         I've made some AMAZING discoveries about 
                         their social structure and culture. 
                         I've also been able to categorize over 
                         70 different words from their ... language. 
                         But, during a review of the latest digital 
                         images, I came across this ... (Turns 
                         tape on) These men, whoever they are, 
                         abducted the Unas I refer to as Chak'Ka.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         That's the one that kidnapped you?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Same one. Their dress indicates prenuturalization, 
                         but they don't seem to have any Jaffa 
                         tattoos, so the presence of Goa'Uld 
                         weapons is ... contradictory.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed.

               
                                     JACK
                         What would they want with an Unas?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I don't know ... but I'd like to find 
                         out.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What are you suggesting?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, like I said, I'd like to find 
                         out what they want with an Unas.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         FOr the record ... I don't ... care. 
                         (after looks from the others) I care.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I also think it would be relevant to 
                         investigate how they got Goa'Uld weapons 
                         ... and from where.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They may have other Goa'Uld technology 
                         as well.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Now see? THAT I really care about.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         And if possible, I'd like to make every 
                         effort to RESCUE ... Chak'Ka.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         The Unas?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Remember most of the Unas we've encountered 
                         have had Goa'Uld symbiotes controlling 
                         them ... Chak'Ka is an UNGoa'Ulded Unus, 
                         and intelligent being who learned to 
                         *trust humans* because of me.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         And ...?

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Turns back to screen) These images 
                         were taken prior to the abduction. See, 
                         every time I went back with SG-11 to 
                         retrieve the video footage, I would 
                         leave Chak'Ka a gift. (He freezes tape 
                         where Chak'Ka offers the man his treat) 
                         It's uh ... it's an energy bar ... something 
                         that helped me ... *Break thru* when 
                         we first met. I left the bait for their 
                         trap.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (After a moment of silence) How do we 
                         find out where these men took him?
 
                         
               
               Daniel clicks on a picture of the DHD. He focuses in close, and 
               the glyphs are lit up. The address is on the DHD.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, General. If they've got Goa'Uld 
                         weapons, you gotta wonder what else 
                         they got.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Sam and Jack look at him, after a few 
                         seconds of thinking, he sighs) You have 
                         a go.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Thank you.

               
               Nice shot of the gate opening on the planet is shown.

               
                                     SAM
                         The UAV shows the nearest of the surrounding 
                         towns to be 3 clicks in that direction. 
                         Evidence of a substantial population, 
                         lots of cultivated fields.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Farmers?! ... Farmers with Staff Weapons.
 
                         
               
               The get to where they can see the village. Danny looks thru his 
               binoculars, and sees an Unas pulling a log. (Like a donkey would! 
               ;)). A man is shown behind the Unas with a whip.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Domestication.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah! (To Carter) We'll check things 
                         out down there ... Carter, you and Teal'C 
                         hang back, cover us in case these folks 
                         don't like visitors. (He turns toward 
                         Daniel, Sam takes off his back pack) 
                         (To Danny) Any ideas?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, let's ... see how far honesty 
                         gets us.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         OK. (They walk away)

               
               
               Caller pushes Unas, who back hands the caller, growling. The 
               Unas starts to run. The caller takes his staff, and shoots the 
               Unas twice in the back with his staff weapon. The Unas falls 
               down growling. Loud growling is heard.
 
               
                                     CALLER
                         (Pointing the staff at the lying Unas) 
                         Do not fear ... it is dead.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. Shoot something like that in the 
                         back a couple times ...
 
               
                                     CALLER
                         (Interrupting) Who are you?

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Jack's grinning away) We're travelers 
                         ... *peaceful* travelers.
 
               
                                     CALLER
                         Where do you come from? I've not seen 
                         your kind before.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, actually, we came thru the stargate. 
                         The ... um ... (Makes a circle in the 
                         air in front of him).
 
               
                                     CALLER
                         Chappa'Ai?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Chappa'Ai.

               
                                     CALLER
                         Really?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes.

               
               The villagers whisper in disbelief.

               
                                     CALLER
                         No one has come thru the Chappa'Ai for 
                         as long as anyone remembers.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, now you'll have a story to tell 
                         your grandkids.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         We come from a planet called Earth.
 
                         
               
                                     CALLER
                         What do you want?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Actually we came to ... trade.

               
                                     JACK
                         (To Danny) Hmn?

               
                                     CALLER
                         Really?

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Nods affirmative) We're looking for 
                         an Unas.
 
               
                                     CALLER
                         Well then. You've come to the right 
                         place. I'm the most respected dealer 
                         of Unas in this land. My name is Burrock.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm Daniel Jackson, this is Colonel 
                         Jack O'Neill.
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         Colonel?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes, it means he's our head ... trader.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Glances at Danny) HEAD trader? (Danny 
                         grins)
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         I like that! And you can call me Colonel 
                         Burrock. (Danny glances at Jack) It 
                         is our custom to welcome visitors with 
                         a drink. Will you join me?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         It is our custom TO drink ... of course! 
                         (Danny smiles at Burrock, then clears 
                         his throat) Honesty, huh?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         We're Traders.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah.

               
                                     DANNY
                         We traded ... trade ... traders ...
 
                         
               
               Inside a building. An Unas carries a tray of drinks. He places 
               the drinks on the table in front of them .
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (When he gets his drink, to Unas) Thank 
                         you. (The Unas looks at him, and growls)
 
                         
               
                                     BURROCK
                         (Disbelieving amusement) You thank a 
                         BEAST?!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes, uh ... positive reinforcement. 
                         We find it a successful method of training.
 
                         
               
                                     BURROCK
                         I'm curious to learn more about your 
                         methods. And more about where you came 
                         from.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         So, no one else has actually come thru 
                         the Chappa'Ai?
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         I have often wondered why there are 
                         so many symbols on the pedestal. I stood 
                         for hours on end pressing different 
                         combinations, but nothing happened. 
                         (Jack's sniffing his drink) The fact 
                         that you have come here from a place 
                         we do not know, proves that I am right. 
                         The Chappa'Ai goes MANY places ... does 
                         it not?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Haven't you traveled to other worlds?
 
                         
               
                                     BURROCK
                         I have been to one other place. Just 
                         one time so far. I had to press seven 
                         different symbol ... (Danny looks at 
                         Jack, who's drinking his alcohol, and 
                         making a face, this ain't a Budweiser 
                         <> he's drinking 
                         here! Danny grins at Jack's face.) to 
                         get the Chappa'Ai to open.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         And how did you learn those symbols?
 
                         
               
                                     BURROCK
                         (Chuckles) I paid dearly for them. They 
                         have been passed down thru the lineage 
                         of certain families since the "Beast 
                         Wars".
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "BEAST wars??!"

               
                                     BURROCK
                         Generations ago, the Beasts enslaved 
                         our forefathers thru terror and oppression. 
                         They served the one with the glowing 
                         eyes.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Jack looks at him) And what happened 
                         to him ... her?
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         No one knows. One day he went away, 
                         did not return. Our forefathers, they 
                         learned how the beast weapons worked, 
                         and led an uprising. The war was bloody, 
                         raged for many years. But eventually 
                         the slaves primed , and the masters 
                         became the slaves. Since then, the Beasts 
                         have served us.
 
               
               A beast is shown groaning as light comes out of his eyes and 
               mouth. He's trying to keep away from the men with prods.
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         Like the one at the auction that got 
                         away, this one comes from our local 
                         stock. I believe him to be untrainable. 
                         (Unas continues to resist) His head 
                         is not right. Even for a beast.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Maybe he's just pissed <> cause you keep torturing him.
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         The unfortunate result of generations 
                         of inbreeding. (Unas continues to grunt 
                         and resist) I'm afraid he will have 
                         to be put down. Do you not have this 
                         problem where you come from?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah, we've made some progress, actually.
 
                         
               
                                     BURROCK
                         Interesting. (Unas continues to resist) 
                         The only choice we had was to introduce 
                         new blood. Fortunately, I was able to 
                         find some. (He leads Jack and Danny 
                         to a barn, where an Unas is raking hay) 
                         This one ... will make me the wealthiest 
                         beastmaster in the land. (A very frisky 
                         Unas is in a cage thrashing around. 
                         He swipes his arm at Burrock thru the 
                         bars, missing him, of course. He stops 
                         when he sees Danny and Jack)
 
               
                                     UNAS
                         Dan'El ...

               
                                     BURROCK
                         He speaks?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes.

               
                                     BURROCK
                         Your name?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes. That's because he's MINE!

               
                                     BURROCK
                         (Angrily) You DECIEVED me! You said 
                         you came here to trade for an Unas! 
                         Not to claim one of your own!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         We just wanted to make sure he was HERE 
                         before we made an issue of it. (Unas 
                         growls)
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         These beasts ... all of them ... bare 
                         my mark. (A mark is shown on one Unas's 
                         hand) Yours had no such identification.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, you heard him say my name.

               
                                     BURROCK
                         I caught him in the wild at the other 
                         place.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh ... it was part of an experiment 
                         I was conducting ... sorry, but I ... 
                         really need him back.
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         I am sorry ... you can not have him.
 
                         
               
               Two men come in with ZATs. Jack looks at Danny and sighs. Danny 
               nods. Meanwhile, up on the hill, Sam and Teal'C are sitting there 
               waiting. Sam looks thru the binoculars, and sees the 2 men at 
               the door.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Does Colonel O'Neill require our assistance?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         He hasn't signaled yet.

               
                                     BURROCK
                         I could offer another Unas in exchange. 
                         This one is of good stock. And he's 
                         already trained.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         You don't understand. This one's name 
                         is Chak'Ka, and he's Coming with me!
 
                         
               
               Burrock throw the Unas he was holding down.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel ...

               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack?

               
                                     JACK
                         Why don't we discuss what we can offer 
                         the man in return. (Burrock stands there) 
                         Shall we? Let's go outside.
 
               
               Daniel signal to Chak'Ka to wait one moment. (he puts up his 
               forefinger)
 
               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Dan'El!!!! (Shakes bars)

               
               An Unas outside is swiping at some men and growling.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, we're NOT gonna get into a firefight 
                         over this right now.
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         If you expect to trade for that Unas, 
                         it will NOT come cheap!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So ... what your price?

               
                                     BURROCK
                         2 Unas of equally pure lineage.

               
                                     JACK
                         2 for 1, eh?

               
                                     BURROCK
                         Your Unas is worth it, or you would 
                         not have traveled all this way. Besides, 
                         you obviously have more sophisticated 
                         methods for capturing and trading them.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Smiles) We'll ... think about it. (To 
                         Danny) Come on.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Walking away, to Jack) Excuse me. You 
                         uh ... have some sort of plan to do 
                         something about this, or ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, right now, I'm not sure I'm gonna 
                         do anything.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         How can you say that?

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, you wanna go out and capture 
                         a couple Unas, trade 'em for Chak'Ka? 
                         Is that it?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I think you're missing the point here.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Am I?

               
                                     DANNY
                         You saw how they keep them, how they 
                         treat them.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, I'm not saying any of this is 
                         right. I'm saying I don't know what 
                         to do about it.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm not asking you to change their way 
                         of life ... but ... Chak'Ka wasn't born 
                         in this kind of ... domestication. He's 
                         known freedom his whole life. The Unas 
                         of his planet live together in families, 
                         they love their children, they have 
                         arts!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, yes, I've ... seen the cave drawings.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I will not leave him here like this.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Even if it means risking human lives?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, we should be able to avoid that, 
                         shouldn't we? (Jack grins)
 
               
               UP on the hill ...

               
                                     SAM
                         So, what's going on?

               
                                     DANNY
                         They're using Unas as slaves. They've 
                         been inbreeding so long, they've become 
                         untrainable. They needed new blood. 
                         They got Chak'Ka, and they're not giving 
                         him up.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So, what are we gonna do?

               
                                     JACK
                         We'll wait until dark ... Daniel and 
                         I'll extract him. You'll provide cover 
                         ... and we're gonna do it without taking 
                         human lives.
 
               
               Back at the village ...

               
                                     BURROCK
                         Down! (He prods an Unas who cries out 
                         in pain.) (Firmer) DOWN! (He prods the 
                         beast again)
 
               
                                     PLANET
                         NIGHTTIME

               
               An unas is putting something by Chak'Ka's cage.

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Chak'Ka! (The Unas stops and looks at 
                         him) (Louder) Chak'Ka! (The Unas stops, 
                         and growls at him. He cocks his head 
                         in curiosity.)
 
               
                                     UNAS
                         (Standing opposite Chak'Ka) Chak'Ka! 
                         (He and Chak'Ka share eye contact) (Hears 
                         a noise, runs away)
 
               
               Daniel and Jack walk in.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Chak'Ka!

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Dan'El!

               
                                     JACK
                         Tell him to move back.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Chak'Ka.

               
                                     JACK
                         He's not moving!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Move back!

               
                                     JACK
                         (Sarcastically) I could have said that!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         KeKa! KeKa! Danger! (Imitates pushing, 
                         Chak'Ka moves back)
 
               
               Jack lights a fuse. The other Unas start growling and shaking 
               the bars when seeing the bright light.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, Crap! (Opens door) Come on! We gotta 
                         go!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (To Chak'Ka) Come on, come on! No, It's 
                         OK.
 
               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         (Pointing to other Unas who are still 
                         growling) Mou'Ta!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         What?! No! No Mou'Ta!

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         MOU'TA!!!!

               
                                     DANNY
                         He says his friends won't ever forget. 
                         Come on, it's OK. (Pulling him) Come 
                         on, Let's go!
 
               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         (Stopping Danny, Unas continue to growl) 
                         Mou'Ta! Mou'Ta!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         He says they're all marked for death.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, with or without him ... we gotta 
                         GO!
 
               
               Sam is shown covering them from the hill, Teal'C is shown in 
               the village. She hears shouting, and sees the lit poles. (Fire 
               poles)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Into radio) Sir! You've got company.
 
                         
               
               Teal'C fires his staff at the villagers, who scream. Sam begins 
               shooting her gun at the crowd. Teal'C continues shooting his 
               staff.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Into radio)There's ten men heading 
                         your way. We're laying down cover fire.
 
                         
               
               Sam Continues firing. Jack, in the barn, sees a man in the window 
               above him, and begins shooting at him. He gets a ZAT blast for 
               his efforts. Danny goes to shoot the ZATter, and gets a ZAT blast 
               of his own. So does Chak'Ka, who's standing next to Danny. The 
               ZATter is revealed to be Burrock. (All that Growling is beginning 
               to give me a headache! ;))
 
               
               The next morning, Jack is sitting up behind bars with his face 
               in his hands.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Over Radio) Colonel, come in. (Chak'Ka 
                         finds the radio.) Colonel? Do you read? 
                         Come in. Over. (He looks at it, curiously, 
                         then looks at Daniel)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Chak'Ka must have grabbed that from 
                         my vest before it was taken away.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Why would he do that?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Maybe he's seen me use it ... he knows 
                         what it's for ... Chak'Ka! (Chak'Ra 
                         growls) (Puts out his hand, and makes 
                         a motion toward himself with his fingers) 
                         Give.
 
               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Cose?

               
                                     DANNY
                         No, I don't know that word ... (Chak'Ka 
                         holds out the radio) Cose? Give? Yes, 
                         yes, Chak'Ka! Ka! Give. Cose, cose. 
                         (Holds out his hand, Chak'Ka throws 
                         the radio in it, Danny catches it. The 
                         Unas between them looks on with interest.) 
                         Thank you.
 
               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Ak'Ka!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Ak'Ka ... thank you.

               
                                     JACK
                         Danny ... (Makes a motion with his hands 
                         as if to say get on with it)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Right ... (Clears throat) (Into Radio) 
                         Sam, it's Daniel. Do you read?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (She and Teal'C are walking they the 
                         woods) Daniel, it's Sam ... are you 
                         OK?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh ... I've been better.

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel O'Neill? (Jack raises his eyebrow)
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh ... physically fine. But, uh ... 
                         I'm not expecting a birthday present 
                         any time soon.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Sarcastically) Cose! (Chak'Ka turns 
                         to look at him) Cose.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Chak'Ka? (Chak'Ka looks at him) (Puts 
                         radio thru bars) Cose.
 
               
               Unas in the middle of them takes the radio from Danny and gives 
               it to Chak'ka. Chak'Ka in turn, gives it to Jack.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Thank you. (Into radio) Carter? Report.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         There were too many of them, Sir. You 
                         ordered us not to shoot to kill. We 
                         couldn't stop them.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, I know. (Chak'Ka's looking on 
                         with interest.)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We're currently being pursued by search 
                         parties. (Jack grins at Chak'Ka.) We're 
                         attempting to get to the gate for reinforcement.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Roger that ... out.

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         (Walks back to Danny's side) Dan'El 
                         ... Chak'Ka!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Chak'KA.

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Akon Nan.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Nan. Akon.

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Akon Nan! KeKa! (Holds up shackles)
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Ma' Ka!

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Ma'Ka' Nan!

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Forcefully) KA! SHA'NAN!

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         (Turns to Jack) Sha'Nan! (Jack looks 
                         confused) Shak'Ka!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Whispers to Danny) What's he saying?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, actually that means a lot of different 
                         things. In this particular case, I'd 
                         say : ' Thank you for ... trying to 
                         free me. Sorry for getting you into 
                         this mess. ' (Danny smiles)
 
               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Chak'Ka!

               
                                     JACK
                         Chaka ... full of nuts ... whatever. 
                         <>
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack, it's not his fault.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel ... I'm chained up ... in a madman's 
                         barn with a bunch of Unas ... who's 
                         to blame is not at the top of my list 
                         of concerns ... just yet.
 
               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Chak'Ka! (Unas looks at him) Chak'KA!
 
                         
               
                                     UNAS 
                         (The one between Danny and Chak'Ka) 
                         (Looks at Danny) Chak'KA!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         That's amazing!

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Language, which is a learned behavior 
                         ... Chak'Ka must have ... taught this 
                         Unas that word. (Said to Unas, pointing 
                         to Chak'Ka) Chak'KA!
 
               
                                     UNAS
                         Chak'KA. (Points to Chak'Ka) Chak'Ka 
                         Zole.
 
               
                                     UNAS OUTSIDE OF BARS
                         Chak'Ka Zole.

               
               The three Unas growl.

               
                                     DANNY
                         They say Chak'Ka's their leader! They 
                         must recognize that he wouldn't leave 
                         without them.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel ... dogs sniff each other's butts, 
                         and they're friends for life ... we 
                         still keep them as pets.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No! No, this is different. Chak'Ka made 
                         a choice. The choice is FREEDOM. These 
                         Unas have placed their allegiance to 
                         him BECAUSE of that.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What are you saying?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm saying that they want to be free, 
                         they recognize what that means!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         All he said was 'Chak'Ka ZOLE! '

               
                                     UNAS #1
                         (The one between Danny and Chak'Ka) 
                         Chak'Ka Zole!
 
               
                                     UNAS #2
                         (One outside cages, deep voiced) Chak'Ka 
                         ZOLE!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I was wrong! Chak'Ka ... Chak'Ka isn't 
                         different! These Unas may have been 
                         born into domestication, but they still 
                         know what freedom means, they KNOW it 
                         enough to WANT it!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You said yourself. This is their way 
                         of life here.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, it has to change!

               
                                     JACK
                         How?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, we've meddled in other planet's 
                         cultures before ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, now you're talking about moving 
                         in an ARMY !
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I'd like to think that there was another 
                         way.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Look. In principle, I agree with you 
                         ...
 
               
               Door opens. The shadow of an Unas is shown. Chak'Ka is shown 
               growling. The Unas in the door is shown again. Camera pans down 
               to a young boy (About 8) holding the Unas's hand. The boy walks 
               up to Jack.
 
               
                                     BOY
                         You injured my father.

               
                                     JACK
                         (After looking at the child for a while) 
                         I'm sorry. I really am.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         We were just trying to take back an 
                         Unas that's rightfully ours.
 
               
                                     BOY
                         Stealing is WRONG. (Yeah, tell your 
                         father that, kid! ;))
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, it is.

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         (To Unas with the boy) Chak'Ka! (Unas 
                         turns) Chak'Ka KA!
 
               
               The Unas, an older one than Chak'Ka, looks like the Alpha Male 
               that Chak'Ka killed in the first ones, turns back toward the 
               door, and walks out, putting his arm around the child.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Trust me, Daniel. A whole LOT of people 
                         will have to die around here before 
                         one Unas goes free. (Danny's face says 
                         he knows Jack's right)
 
               
               Sam and Teal'C are running thru the woods. They get within eyesight 
               of the gate. Sam looks thru her binoculars, and sees that the 
               gate is under heavy guard.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, do you read?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, Carter. What's your situation?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We're at the gate Sir, but it's heavily 
                         guarded. (Over radio) We can attempt 
                         to get thru, but it's gonna get ugly.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Hold your position. (Hears someone coming) 
                         Radio silence ... gotta go!
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         (Walking in) Beast stealing is punishable 
                         by death. It is my hope ... that THAT 
                         will not be necessary. But that will 
                         be up to you. I also know ... that there 
                         were others with you ... and that they 
                         may try to rescue you. That will NOT 
                         be wise. I will not hesitate to kill 
                         you.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         What do you want?

               
                                     BURROCK
                         Tell me of the places the Chappa'Ai 
                         can go ... I do not understand why you 
                         take such risks for this beast. He's 
                         very valuable to me, but certainly, 
                         you can replace him with one of equal 
                         lineage.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Because they're not beasts. They're 
                         self-aware, intelligent beings ... and 
                         you have no right ... to use them as 
                         slaves or treat them like you do.
 
                         
               
                                     BURROCK
                         They used our forefathers as Slaves, 
                         and treated them far worse than we treat 
                         them now.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         And that makes you right?

               
                                     BURROCK
                         What would YOU have us do?!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Free them.

               
               Burrock laughs hardily. ;)

               
                                     BURROCK
                         Untrained, uncontrolled?! A beast would 
                         rip me limb from limb ... eat me alive!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Then, send them to their home world.
 
                         
               
                                     BURROCK
                         Our forefathers could have slaughtered 
                         them all ... but instead, They saw a 
                         way to use their strength to our advantage. 
                         A way to co-exist. For that, we thank 
                         them!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         But, you don't co-exist ... you use 
                         them as SLAVES.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Look, we're not gonna tell you anything, 
                         so you might as well just let us go. 
                         We'll go back where we came from, You 
                         can go on doing what you do so well.
 
                         
               
                                     BURROCK
                         Because now, I know for certain, there 
                         is more out there ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, I know, the grass always looks 
                         cleaner. Fact is , there's a whole bunch 
                         of guys with glowing eyes out there 
                         ... you REALLY don't wanna mess with 
                         them. (He grins)
 
               
               Burrock puts his prod against the bars. Jack has the light coming 
               out of his eyes and mouth like the Unas did.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Teal'C?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Gets up) I will not continue to do 
                         nothing.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What you gonna do? ... TEAL'C?! (Gets 
                         up and runs after him).
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Standing and yelling) STOP!!!! HE'S 
                         GONNA TELL YOU ANYTHING!!!!!!!
 
               
               Burrock leaves Jack, and Jack lays on the floor, gasping in pain, 
               and holding his head. Burrock walks over to Danny's cage, and 
               sticks the prod on the bars, thus doing the same to Danny as 
               he did with Jack.
 
               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         CHAK'KA KA!!!!

               
               Other Unas scream "NAN" and "KA!" while growling and shaking 
               the bars.
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         (Yells) QUIET!!!!!!!!

               
               The Unas continue to scream and go wild. They're Pissed, gang! 
               ;)
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         (Yelling) QUIET DOWN!!!!!!!!!! (Unas 
                         continue noise) QUIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
                         (More shaking and screaming and growling) 
                         QUIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
                         
               
               He proceeds to shoot an Unas across from the others. Next, he 
               turns and points the gun at the unas between Danny and Chak'Ka.
 
               
               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         Chak'Ka! KA!!!!!

               
                                     DANNY
                         NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
                         (MAN! he recovered fast! ;))
 
               
               The gun clicks. He can't get it to work. Jack's starting to wake 
               up.
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         Impressive weapon. But not as efficient 
                         as a fire stick. It seems to stop working 
                         after it's been fired for a while. I 
                         assume ... that's what these are for. 
                         (He has a clip) Tell me how to make 
                         it work again.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Holding his head in pain) Give it to 
                         me ... I'll SHOW you.
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         (Chuckles) It was simple enough to learn 
                         how to shoot it. I will learn this part 
                         as well. In the meantime, hunger and 
                         thirst will weaken you ... tomorrow, 
                         you will tell me what I need to know. 
                         (Looks at the dead Unas) I do not understand 
                         why ... but it seems that you care for 
                         Beasts ... more than you care for your 
                         own well being. (Chuckles) So be it. 
                         Every morning and every night, I will 
                         come in here to learn what you know. 
                         If you do not tell me ... I will kill 
                         a beast. It may cost me ... but I believe 
                         it may be worth it. <> (Walks to door, and turns.) Until 
                         tonight.
 
               
               Sam and Teal'C are watching Burrock from behind a building.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Look, Teal'C. Maybe we can take out 
                         those 4 guys, but there's dozens more 
                         who'll be on us in SECONDS. Then we'll 
                         have to get thru the gate.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Diversion.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Sam clicks the radio) (Groans) Yeah, 
                         Carter? I got ya.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, what's your status? We heard the 
                         shooting.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We're all right. Only an Unas took a 
                         hit.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Chak'Ka?

               
                                     JACK
                         No. No, he's OK. (Whispers) I thought 
                         I told you to hold your position at 
                         the gate.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir. However, Teal'C thinks we 
                         may be able to create a big enough distraction 
                         to attempt a rescue, and I agree. However, 
                         we can't guarantee zero casualties. 
                         If that's still your concern, please 
                         advise, over.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (To Danny) I don't think we're gonna 
                         talk our way out of this one.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Sounding pissed) Well, for once, I'm 
                         not asking us to!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Quietly) Dammit, Daniel.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Let's get out of here ... all of us.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, still awaiting your orders.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. We've got 3 Unas that are gonna 
                         be joining us ... Do what ya haveta 
                         do, Carter. (He looks at Daniel with 
                         a pained expression.)
 
               
                                     BURROCK
                         (To an Unas Playing like a horse, carrying 
                         a cart) YOU! Leave it! Come here!
 
                         
               
               Teal'C lurks around a cart of hay, while Sam lurks around the 
               barrel of water. She does something to it. The cart of Hay explodes.
 
               
               
                                     MAN
                         QUICK! Water! Before the fire spreads 
                         to the buildings!
 
               
               People are running toward the barrel of water, which promptly 
               explodes as well, shooting water far up into the air. (Uh-OH! 
               ;)) Teal'C starts shooting at men who are guarding the barn.
 
               
               
                                     MAN
                         GET HIM!!!!

               
               Teal'C runs away from the barn, and most of them chase him. Sam 
               comes up from behind, and ZATs the remaining men. She takes a 
               ZAT from one of the men, and goes in the barn. Jack sees her, 
               and stands up.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (While she's setting the explosive on 
                         the lock) Where's Teal'C?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Trying to be popular.

               
               An Unas growls as Sam goes rig Danny's lock. Jack lights his 
               fuse. Sam gives Danny the fuse to light. The Unas looks at her 
               curiously as she rigs his lock. Danny lights his fuse.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Stand back!

               
                                     DANNY
                         KE'KA!

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         KE'KA! (The Unas steps away from the 
                         bars.)
 
               
               Sam blows the fuse for the two Unas's, while Jack and Danny get 
               out.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Come on! Come on!

               
                                     CHAK'KA
                         KA'KA! KA'KA! (Grabs Unas)

               
               Outside, everyone is still running to get water.

               
                                     MAN
                         STOP! (Points his staff at them)

               
                                     JACK
                         HEY!

               
               The man realizes he has a P90, a ZAT gun, and a sidearm plus 
               3 pissed off Unas pointed at him, and drops his staff and runs 
               away. ;) (Smart man! LOL!) The 6 are seen running in the background 
               while people continue to get water and fight the fire. Chak'Ka 
               runs ahead, and stops.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Chak'Ka! (Chak'Ka looks ahead of him, 
                         cocking his head in curiosity.) It's 
                         OK! Chak'Ka! ... Kanic ... Friend.
 
                         
               
                                     CHAK'KA 
                         (Looks at person in front of him, who 
                         is revealed to be Teal'C) Friend.
 
                         
               
               The walk down the path and see the gate, open, no guards.

               
                                     JACK
                         I thought you said the gate was heavily 
                         guarded.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Maybe they've all gone into town to 
                         help douse the fire.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Or we got an ambush here. (The Unas 
                         run out) Hey! Hey! Stop!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Ke'KA! Chak'KA! (Chak'KA turns) Ke'Ka! 
                         (Chak'KA nods affirmative, then continues) 
                         I think he understands why we stopped.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks at Danny) All right ... fan out! 
                         Cover em!
 
               
               An Unas gets shot in the back twice. Teal'C shoots the shooter 
               down from the tree. Another man gets elbowed in the face by Jack. 
               A third man gets a ZAT blast from Danny. Chak'Ka attacks a forth 
               man and starts hitting him. Burrock sees this, and points his 
               staff at him. Danny sees this.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         CHAK'KA!

               
               Danny shoots his ZAT at Burrock, and misses, when Burrock ducks 
               his head just in time. (I see Danny-Boy's been working out with 
               Jack at the shooting range after his workout with Teal'C at the 
               Gym! ;)) Burrock shoots at Danny, missing him when he ducks behind 
               a tree. Chak'Ka sees this. The other Unas jumps on Burrock from 
               behind. Burrock flips him off, and points his Staff at the Unas, 
               who's laying on the ground. Chak'Ka shoots Burrock in the shoulder. 
               He walks over to him, standing over him. He primes the staff.
 
               
               
                                     DANNY
                         Chak'KA! NOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
                         
               
               Chak'Ka shoots Burrock. Danny runs up to him, and takes off his 
               glasses. (He's really yummy with wet hair, and no glasses! ;)) 
               Chak'Ka helps the other Unas up, and grabs Burrock's staff. Both 
               Unas say "Chak'Ka".
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We're all clear, Sir. Teal'C's dialing 
                         the gate. We should hurry ... there 
                         might be more men coming.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Chak'Ka! Come on, we're ... uh ... taking 
                         you home. (Chak'Ka walks over to Danny, 
                         and says no nan) No Nan ... Home. (Chak'Ka 
                         says AKA) No na! (The Unas says something 
                         That I can't do without Closed captioning! 
                         ;)) We did all this to save you. (Chak'Ka 
                         says something) I don't think he ever 
                         intended to come with us. (Chak'Ka says 
                         something) He thought he was helping 
                         US escape.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So what does he want to do?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Stay and fight to free the others.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, we didn't come here to arm them.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, they did that themselves. (Smiles) 
                         I don't think we're gonna stop them. 
                         (Gives Chak'Ka his ZAT) Ka'Kek. (Chak'Ka 
                         refuses, then sees it in Danny's eyes, 
                         and accepts the ZAT. ) Chak'Ka.
 
               
               The Unas leave. Sam looks at Jack, who looks at her, then to 
               the ground, then up to Danny.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You sent em out to start a war.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, it was his choice. I told them 
                         they didn't have to kill.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You think he understands that?

               
                                     DANNY
                         They know what freedom is and are willing 
                         to fight for it. They deserve a chance.
 
                         
               
               THE END

               

Beast Of Burden



Writers :   Peter DeLuise
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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