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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 321

                                    "CRYSTAL SKULL"

                                           By

                                       Brad Wright




               We see an enormous pyramid and the MALP travels along a walkway 
               towards it. Meanwhile, Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c are in the 
               control room watching the video playback.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         This is well over a thousand metres 
                         high.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And as pyramids go, that's.... big?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I know of no goa'uld structure of that 
                         magnitude.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Definitely Mayan. This is a major find; 
                         I have to see this.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Any signs of life there?

               
                                     CARTER
                         There is a breathable atmosphere Sir 
                         but no complex life signs.
 
               
               The MALP goes into the pyramid and we see an enormous cavern 
               with a walkway leading to something in the middle.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         This *is* a major find. *I* have to 
                         see this.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You too?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well look at these readings. Sir, these 
                         are leptons.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Get out.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well that means something inside this 
                         pyramid is slowing down neutrinos. Normally 
                         neutrinos pass right through ordinary 
                         matter no matter how dense. I mean something 
                         like 500 million billion just passed 
                         through you
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No matter how dense?

               
                                     CARTER
                         A material that slows neutrinos could 
                         change everything we know about physics, 
                         the formation of the universe.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait a minute Sam. Get, ah get closer.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I can't, the MALP's too big to cross 
                         the span.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Then zoom in. On that.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It appears to be a human skull.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No that's a crystal skull.

               
                                     CARTER
                         How do you know?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Because it's exactly like the one found 
                         in 1971 in Belize. By my grandfather.
 
                         
               
               Opening Titles

               
               Briefing room

               
               Daniel is standing by a projection screen showing pictures of 
               various crystal skulls. Jack, Sam, Janet and Hammond are sat 
               around the table.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I could name at least a dozen different 
                         crystal skulls from various parts of 
                         the world but the skull that Nick discovered 
                         in Belize was unique.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Nick?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ah yeah. The, ah, great explorer. The 
                         not so great grandfather Nicholas Ballard. 
                         He preferred being called Nick, even 
                         when I was a kid. It was. anyway ah 
                         the point is that no one can explain 
                         how the skull Nick discovered was carved, 
                         from a single piece of crystal, against 
                         the grain, given the technology of the 
                         day. He claimed that it possessed a 
                         certain power.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What kind of power?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         That if one were to look into the eyes 
                         of the skull, one would be teleported 
                         to see aliens.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Your grandfather saw these aliens.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So he insisted to the entire academic 
                         community.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         I take it his claim didn't go over very 
                         well?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         As you might imagine, no. He tried for 
                         years under controlled conditions to 
                         make the skull teleport him again but 
                         he never could.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Doesn't mean he wasn't right.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The academic community didn't believe 
                         your theory that the pyramids were landing 
                         sites for alien space ships either
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We have to see this.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'll authorise a standard recon mission.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Colonel, I can only guess at the effect 
                         this type of radiation may have on the 
                         human body. I recommend limited exposure, 
                         ten, fifteen minutes at most.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait a minute, that's not enough time. 
                         I mean there has to be some sort of 
                         radiation suit or.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey! If you'd been listening you know 
                         that nintendos pass through everything.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I heard.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Everything.

               
               P7X 377

               
               SG1 walks into the pyramid.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Whoa!

               
                                     CARTER
                         Muon radiation is increasing.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Unhealthy?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't think so Sir, not if it stays 
                         at these levels.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Whoever the builders are, they would 
                         appear to be a formidable race.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You could fit every pyramid on earth 
                         inside this thing and still have room 
                         to spare.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Could you imagine heating this place?
 
                         
               
               They walk across a walkway towards the crystal skull.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Major. Start the clock.

               
               Daniel looks at the skull on a pedestal.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's identical to the one Nick discovered 
                         in Belize.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Can you determine if it is a means of 
                         transport, as your grandfather believed?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ahh, I can't be sure, there's no writings 
                         of any kind on the pedestal.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         This cavern must act like some sort 
                         of containment bottle.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's no wonder Nick was so fascinated 
                         by.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         If I can get a sample of the substance 
                         that's slowing down these neutrinos, 
                         we can change the face of physics.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's like a living thing, it's.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Wonder how far down that is?

               
               The skull starts to glow.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Daniel Jackson!

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, radiation is spiking. It's at 300%.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     CARTER
                         400.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right, that's it. We're out of here. 
                         Daniel?
 
               
               The skull emits a light that seems to envelop Daniel. Teal'c 
               zats it and Daniel is thrown backwards while the light disappears.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Where'd he go?

               
               Teal'c walks to the pedestal and appears to walk through Daniel's 
               body lying on the ground.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He seemed to disappear.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir these readings are off the scale 
                         now. If we don't leave here soon, we're.
 
                         
               
               Carter collapses and O'Neill catches her and turns to run back 
               to the Stargate.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Teal'c, get outta there!

               
               The SGC

               
                                     TECH
                         Incoming traveller Sir. It's SG1.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Open the iris.

               
               The Gateroom

               
               Sam, Jack and Teal'c collapse on the ramp.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Get a medical team in here. Where's 
                         Doctor Jackson?
 
               
               They don't answer.

               
               The Infirmary

               
                                     FRAISER
                         He's coming to Sir. (about Jack.)

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter? Daniel?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         She's still unconscious. Teal'c is better 
                         off than both of you, his symbiote is 
                         helping him. It was close Colonel, if 
                         you hadn't left when you did..
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hot.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yes, I know. We're trying to keep your 
                         temperature down. The muon radiation 
                         affected your hypothalamus. Essentially 
                         your internal thermostat went haywire. 
                         Your respiration, heartbeat and your 
                         temperature have been fluctuating wildly.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No kidding.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         As for Doctor Jackson, Colonel, he never 
                         returned with you.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He is no longer there General Hammond. 
                         The skull enveloped him in an energy 
                         field. I fired my zatnikatel but it 
                         was too late. He seemed to disappear.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What?

               
               P7X 377

               
               Daniel is lying on the pedestal seemingly unconscious.

               
               The SGC

               
               Control Room

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Pan the camera left again. Do the infra 
                         red sensors detect any sign of Doctor 
                         Jackson?
 
               
                                     TECH
                         No Sir.

               
               Teal'c walks in.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You should be in the infirmary. (To 
                         Teal'c)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am well again General Hammond.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Not according to Doctor Fraiser.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Nicholas Ballard believed the crystal 
                         skull to be a teleportation device. 
                         Recovering the skull may help us to 
                         determine the location to which he was 
                         teleported.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The MALP telemetry suggests the radiation 
                         levels are still too high.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         My symbiote provides me with a greater 
                         tolerance against the effects of radiation.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         And if that thing zaps you to wherever 
                         it sent Doctor Jackson?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then I will have succeeded in locating 
                         him.
 
               
               P7X 377

               
               Teal'c runs across the bridge to collect the crystal skull.
 
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Teal'c! What happened? Where is everybody? 
                         (Teal'c ignores him and runs back across 
                         the bridge through Daniel.) You just 
                         ran right through me. TEAL'C! (Teal'c 
                         stops and looks back) What the hell 
                         is going on?
 
               
               The SGC

               
               Teal'c steps back through the Gate and Daniel just makes it through.
 
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hey!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well done Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Regrettably there was no sign of Daniel 
                         Jackson.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So I take it nobody else can see me 
                         either?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Doctor Rothman is awaiting the artifact 
                         in Lab 3c. (To Siler)
 
               
                                     SILER
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Major Carter will also want to study 
                         it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         As soon as she's fully recovered.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Recovered from what? What happened?
 
                         
               
               Infirmary

               
               Teal'c and Daniel walk in. They go to Sam's bed.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         She's gonna be fine Teal'c. They're 
                         exposure wasn't long enough to cause 
                         any permanent damage.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         DOC!

               
                                     FRAISER
                         You can protest all you want Colonel 
                         but it will be a while till you get 
                         your strength back. So relax. Ah. Doctors 
                         orders.
 
               
               Teal'c has also walked over from Sam's bed.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Napoleonic power monger. News?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Daniel Jackson was nowhere in the vicinity 
                         of the pyramid.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What the hell happened to him?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not believe the skull is a weapon 
                         O'Neill.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well you're right about that, it's not 
                         a weapon.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is indeed a teleportation device. 
                         I believe the artifact itself .
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No something else happened.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Doctor Rothman is now studying it.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Rothman couldn't figure out an ashtray. 
                         The guy we need working on that skull 
                         is Daniel.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is he whom we endeavor to locate, 
                         O'Neill.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Look I'm sick of laying around. Help 
                         me up.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Doctor Fraiser believes you are not 
                         strong enough to undertake such a mission. 
                         (Jack tries to get up and hits the floor 
                         like a sack of potatoes.) Doctor Fraiser 
                         is usually correct in such matters. 
                         (He picks up Jack and drops him on the 
                         bed.)
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Thank you. (muffled)

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You are welcome O'Neill.

               
               Lab 3c

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, you can do this Robert, I know 
                         you can. Focus on the Mayan legends. 
                         The lost pyramids of Belize. The Ballard 
                         skull. That's where the answer is.
 
                         
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         Well, it's a crystal skull.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We knew that Doctor.

               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         It's almost identical to the Nicholas 
                         Ballard skull in the Smithsonian.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         He doesn't know it was found on P7X 
                         377.
 
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         Actually the craftsmanship is very impressive. 
                         It's probably made in Germany, early 
                         1900's. What I don't understand is what 
                         it has to do with Daniel being missing.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We believe it to be a teleportation 
                         device.
 
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         Are you serious?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's good Robert. Be skeptical.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We were hoping your archaeological expertise 
                         could help provide insight into where 
                         he may have been sent.
 
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         It's a skull.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Not that skeptical.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I myself witnessed the artifact create 
                         a tremendous field of energy that engulfed 
                         Daniel Jackson.
 
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         It's made of crystal not plutonium. 
                         I don't see how this could..
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Humor me Doctor. I want a full report 
                         within 12 hours.
 
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         Yes Sir, I was just.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Do not look directly into its eyes.
 
                         
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         Okay.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Don't let me down Robert.

               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         Teleportation device? I. What do you 
                         think? (To Siler)
 
               
                                     SILER
                         I think you're gonna get fired.

               
               Teal'c's quarters.

               
               Teal'c is meditating.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Teal'c. In case I don't ever get the 
                         chance to say this. If you hadn't have 
                         come back for me, I might have been 
                         stuck in that place forever. Thank you.
 
                         
               
               Teal'c opens his eyes.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Is there someone present?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes. It's me. It's Daniel. I'm right 
                         here. I'm right here. Just don' t walk...through 
                         me. It's very disconcerting. You sensed 
                         I was in the room, you just can't see 
                         or hear me which is a little frustrating 
                         as you may imagine.
 
               
               Lab 3c

               
               Rothman is looking into the eyes of the skull.

               
                                     CARTER
                         STOP! That's exactly what Daniel was 
                         doing when he was absorbed by the energy 
                         field.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's what I've been trying to tell 
                         him.
 
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         I know that. I was trying to prove something.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Prove what?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         That the skull didn't do this.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You don't think the skull is responsible 
                         for what happened to Daniel, do you?
 
                         
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         I'm still here.

               
                                     CARTER
                         There was intense muon radiation at 
                         the time the energy..
 
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         There's no residual radiation..

               
                                     CARTER
                         Look I saw what that thing is capable 
                         of.
 
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         Hey. I wish it was a teleportation device. 
                         I could use it to go find Daniel. He's 
                         my friend too you know. I don't think 
                         that's what we've got here. I think 
                         what we've got here is a paperweight. 
                         I'm sorry, that's my opinion.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's all right, I'll take over from 
                         here. There may be properties in the 
                         crystalline structure that are invisible 
                         to the naked eye. We should run some 
                         diagnostic tests.
 
               
               Janet goes to get Sam a drink of water.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait a minute, I'm not hungry or thirsty. 
                         Why not?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you. (To Janet)

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Because I'm dead.

               
               Sam suddenly stops drinking and looks up.

               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         What?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Did anybody else feel that?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What if I'm a ghost?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I just got a shiver.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         You're still feeling the after effects 
                         of the radiation.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No I think that was me.

               
               The Gateroom

               
               Daniel is sitting on some equipment in the background while Jack, 
               Sam, Janet, Teal'c and Hammond watch the Gate.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron 4 encoded.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, we've subjected the skull to every 
                         piece of diagnostic equipment we have.
 
                         
               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron 5 encoded.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What have you found out?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Nothing.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We could take another look at that planet 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         I'd strongly recommend against it. We're 
                         still getting periodic readings from 
                         the MALP. The radiation levels have 
                         dropped slightly but they're still elevated.
 
                         
               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron 6 encoded.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We're preparing a UAV for a long-range 
                         search around the pyramid. I don't see 
                         any point in risking another SG team 
                         unless that search turns up something.
 
                         
               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron 7 locked.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Launch when ready Sergeant.

               
                                     TECH
                         Launching UAV in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 mark.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I can't believe I'm gonna suggest this 
                         but what about Daniel's grandfather?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL/DANIEL
                         Nick?

               
                                     CARTER
                         He claimed that the skull teleported 
                         him somewhere. Maybe he's the only person 
                         who actually knows where Daniel is?
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         I'm not so sure Major. I've already 
                         taken the liberty of looking him up.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh you didn't.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         His current address is a psychiatric 
                         institution in Oregon.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Psychiatric?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Apparently his failure to prove the 
                         crystal skull was more than just a curiosity 
                         caused a severe mental breakdown from 
                         which he's never recovered. Nick checked 
                         himself in.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Why wouldn't Daniel have told us that?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh yes, by the way, he's insane.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Daniel was a regular visitor there up 
                         until 4 years ago, right before he joined 
                         the Stargate program.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh please, he kicked me out, we had 
                         a huge fight.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Apparently Nick still talks about him 
                         all the time.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         He doesn't want anything to do with 
                         me.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         The doctor I spoke to says any friends 
                         of Doctor Jackson's are welcome.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     CARTER
                         We don't have much else to go on.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Find out what you can but I needn't 
                         remind you that the details of this 
                         matter will have to remain classified. 
                         That means you won't be able to tell 
                         him what happened to Doctor Jackson 
                         or where the skull was found.
 
               
               Institution

               
                                     NURSE
                         Sorry for the wait. Is there anything 
                         I can do for you?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You may take us to Nicholas Ballard 
                         immediately.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         He's just a little anxious to see ol' 
                         Nick.
 
               
                                     NURSE
                         Oh, are you close?

               
                                     TEAL'C/DANIEL
                         No.

               
                                     CARTER/O'NEILL
                         Yes.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Yes, extremely.

               
                                     NURSE
                         Well, I'll just check and see if he's 
                         ready for you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What am I waiting for?

               
                                     NURSE
                         Colonel O'Neill and his party are here. 
                         (To Doctor and Nick)
 
               
                                     DOCTOR
                         Friends of Daniel I told you about are 
                         here just outside. Would you like to 
                         see them now?
 
               
                                     NICK
                         I miss him.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hi Nick, long time no see.

               
                                     DOCTOR
                         Would you show them in please? (To Nurse)
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Nick, I need your help. Friends of mine 
                         want to ask you about the skull you 
                         found in Belize. Tell them everything, 
                         trust them.
 
               
               Jack walks in.

               
                                     DOCTOR
                         Nick, this is Colonel Jack O'Neill. 
                         He's a friend of Daniel's.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Doctor would you mind if we.

               
                                     NICK
                         Nick.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Jack. (He holds out his hand as Nick 
                         just looks at it.) O'Neill. Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     NICK
                         Daniel followed my footsteps.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You must be very proud.

               
                                     NICK
                         He made a fool of himself.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh here we go.

               
                                     NICK
                         He staked his entire academic career 
                         on this belief that that the great pyramids 
                         of Egypt were made by aliens.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes, well that's.

               
                                     NICK
                         He was more insane than I was. I told 
                         him to forget all that nonsense.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It wasn't nonsense, I was right.

               
                                     NICK
                         He lost his apartment, his research 
                         grant. He hasn't published a paper in 
                         two years. Now where is he? Where is 
                         he now?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         In a way that's what this is all about. 
                         We wanted to hear exactly what happened 
                         to you back in 71 when you first found 
                         the skull.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         Nothing happened. There were no aliens.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Trust them Nick.

               
                                     NICK
                         No one believed me.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel believed you.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh no. No no don't.

               
                                     NICK
                         He didn't. He wanted to, he did listen. 
                         In the end he did not believe in my 
                         theories of the skull just as I did 
                         not believe his theories of the pyramids 
                         and the aliens.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I guess we were both right.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Nick, can you tell us what happened 
                         when you found that skull?
 
               
                                     NICK
                         Why?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Because we found another skull. Identical 
                         to the one you found in Belize.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         Show me.

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's in a high security facility at 
                         the moment. But if you tell us about 
                         your experiences..
 
               
                                     NICK
                         Then take me there.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We can't do that. It's classified.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You have to.

               
                                     NICK
                         If you don't then I won't tell you anything. 
                         It is up to you.
 
               
               The SGC

               
               Hammond's Office

               
               Daniel is standing by the star map.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, there is no greater secret 
                         in this nation than the Stargate.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So we keep him away from Level 28.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         A civilian who's spent the last 20 years 
                         of his life in a psychiatric institution?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Exactly, who's gonna believe him if 
                         he says anything?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel you walk a fine line.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Thank you Sir.

               
               Jack leaves and the phone rings.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hammond.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         General, I know you can't hear me but 
                         thank you.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Absolutely, put her through. Kayla, 
                         sweetheart, this is grandpa. Isn't this 
                         past your bedtime? You lost another 
                         tooth? Well you put it under your pilla 
                         tonight. I bet your big sister Tessa 
                         wishes she lost a tooth. I'd love to 
                         come and see you in your school play 
                         tomorrow night sweetheart. Well a very 
                         close friend of mine is lost and he 
                         needs my help. Yes he's a very close 
                         friend. I hope so too.
 
               
               Lab 3c

               
               Nick walks in and reaches for the skull.

               
                                     SILER
                         I don't think you should touch that 
                         sir.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's all right Sergeant thank you. Nick, 
                         this is Doctor Robert Rothman.
 
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         It's a pleasure to meet you..

               
                                     NICK
                         It's exactly the same as the one I found 
                         in Belize. Where did you find it?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We can't tell you that

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You're gonna have to tell him eventually 
                         Jack.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         The skull stood on a stone pedestal. 
                         You have been there haven't you?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You mean Belize?

               
                                     NICK
                         No, no, no, no. That was the ruins of 
                         the temple where I found the skull, 
                         all gone, collapsed. I am talking about 
                         a cavern.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You know the location of this cavern?
 
                         
               
                                     NICK
                         Nowhere on this earth. It was so enormous 
                         that the light of my torch never reached 
                         the bottom.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, but how did you get there?

               
                                     NICK
                         I don't know how I got there, a field 
                         of energy surrounded me and suddenly 
                         I was simply there. And then they came.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         They?

               
                                     NICK
                         The giants.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Giants?

               
                                     NICK
                         The giant aliens. They rose up as if 
                         they were made of mist; they flew around 
                         me like spectres.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Now you know why no one believed him.
 
                         
               
                                     NICK
                         They spoke, "Oo ya wolin wolin we tayil."
 
                         
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         That's Mayan.

               
                                     ROTHMAN/DANIEL
                         The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         But what does it mean?

               
                                     NICK
                         I was afraid to answer, I just closed 
                         my eyes and suddenly I found myself 
                         back again under the temple in Belize. 
                         The ground was shaking as in an earthquake 
                         and I just grabbed the skull and climbed 
                         out and everything collapsed.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Wow, that's erm. giants?

               
                                     CARTER
                         So you were sent to this cavern and 
                         back again without ever knowing where 
                         it was? And the ruins where you found 
                         the skull?
 
               
                                     NICK
                         I spent years trying to find it again 
                         but it was as if the temple never existed.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         So I guess you couldn't take us there 
                         either?
 
               
                                     NICK
                         Can you imagine what it feels like to 
                         go on the most incredible journey of 
                         your life and have no one believe you.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ahh Teal'c, you wanna escort Nick down 
                         to the VIP room?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Nicholas Ballard, would you come with 
                         me please.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So tell you anything? (To Rothman)
 
                         
               
                                     ROTHMAN
                         Maybe, I mean, no.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Work on it.

               
               Corridor

               
               Sam and Jack are walking down a corridor, Daniel is following.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         He described the cavern perfectly Sir, 
                         he had to have been there.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ahh giants?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes that's weird, I admit.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Somebody built that place.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Doesn't help us.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         But if he really was transported to 
                         P7X 377 maybe the skull was trying to 
                         send me somewhere and something interrupted 
                         the process.
 
               
               Sam enters the elevator and holds it open while she talks to 
               Jack.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You get the feeling Daniel's still around?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We have to go back there.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Kinda.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I guess it's cos we miss him.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         And we have to talk to those giant aliens.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Or radiation sickness?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Goodnight Sir. (Smiling)

               
               The elevator shuts and Jack walks off in the other direction.
 
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What? That's it? Whatever happened to 
                         working through the night? I'd do it 
                         for you.
 
               
               VIP Room

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There will be a guard posted outside 
                         your door should you require assistance.
 
                         
               
                                     NICK
                         When you see Daniel would you tell him. 
                         Never mind. It's something I should 
                         tell him myself.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Very well.

               
               Teal'c leaves and Nick sits down. Daniel is in the room.

               
                                     NICK
                         I am sorry.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         For what?

               
                                     NICK
                         For not adopting you when your parents 
                         died.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You were traveling all over the world.
 
                         
               
                                     NICK
                         That wasn't your fault.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I was 8 years old, how could it be my 
                         fault?
 
               
                                     NICK
                         I am sorry for allowing my obsession 
                         to drive me into madness. Would you 
                         forgive me?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You can see me?

               
                                     NICK
                         Yes, Daniel. I can see you.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why didn't you say something?

               
                                     NICK
                         You're not real so it doesn't mean anything.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No I'm real. I'm real. You're not hallucinating.
 
                         
               
                                     NICK
                         Hallucinations always say that.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Not this time Nick. The skull, the skull 
                         did this to me. I'm trapped. I'm in 
                         another dimension, I'm out of phase, 
                         something. Look all I know is I need 
                         your help. If you don't help me I don't 
                         know how I'm gonna get home.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         So what do you want me to do?

               
               Briefing room

               
                                     SF
                         Sirs, Mr Ballard insisted on seeing 
                         both of you immediately.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         Forgive me, he insisted. Daniel is here.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Here?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Repeat what I'm saying. I'm standing 
                         right beside you.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         Standing right beside me.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         He's lost a few pounds.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, don't be an ass.

               
                                     NICK
                         Jack, don't be an ass.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes. We have to go back to the planet 
                         and we have to let the skull finish 
                         what it started.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         We must go back to the planet.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Planet?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Not a word Sir, I swear.

               
                                     NICK
                         Daniel told me all about the Stargate. 
                         We must replace the skull on the pedestal 
                         so that the giant aliens will come. 
                         Something must have interrupted the 
                         process.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Teal's fired a zat. That's all I could 
                         imagine it would be Sir.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's it. That's what interrupted the 
                         process. We have to, we have to let 
                         it happen. We have to, we have to trust 
                         it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why didn't you say something sooner?
 
                         
               
                                     NICK
                         I thought I was hearing voices. It wouldn't 
                         have been for the first time.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Forgive me, but why are you the only 
                         person who can see him?
 
               
                                     NICK
                         Perhaps because I went through the same 
                         experience.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Tell General Hammond if we go back right 
                         now he might be able to see his granddaughters 
                         school play after all.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         General Hammond, if you let us go now 
                         you might be able to see your granddaughters 
                         play.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I was alone in my office when Kayla 
                         phoned. (looking around as if expecting 
                         to see DANIEL) Doctor Jackson, are you 
                         absolutely certain you and SG1 can safely 
                         return to the planet?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Say yes.

               
                                     NICK
                         Yes.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's good enough for me Sir.

               
               Corridor

               
               Jack, Daniel and Nick are walking to the Gateroom.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So it wasn't the skull alone that did 
                         this, it's its connection to the cavern?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, I think the skull is just the icon..
 
                         
               
                                     NICK
                         Yes.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel said you should come along to 
                         make it work?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait, I never said that. You're taking 
                         advantage of me.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         Yes.

               
               They walk into the Gateroom where Sam and Teal'c are already 
               waiting.
 
               
               The Gate activates.

               
                                     NICK
                         So this is what you have been doing 
                         these past few years?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Exploring planets.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         SG 1 you have a go. Maintain radio contact. 
                         (over tannoy)
 
               
               Sam and Jack walk up the ramp.

               
                                     NICK
                         Then, behind that there's another world. 
                         You must tell me everything.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         As soon as we get back, I promise.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         After you Nicholas Ballard.

               
               P7X 377

               
                                     NICK
                         It's just as I remembered it. This is 
                         where they live.
 
               
               They walk across the bridge.

               
               Nick puts the skull on the pedestal.

               
                                     NICK
                         Now we must wait for the giant aliens.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That just has a nice ring to it.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General Hammond, we're in position. 
                         (over radio)
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Understood Colonel, proceed.

               
               Daniel looks into the eyes of the skull and the energy appears.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, radiation is climbing again.

               
                                     NICK
                         This is incredible.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel said to let it happen.

               
               The energy envelops all of the team.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Daniel!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam! It worked.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill? Major Carter?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It appears that we're out of phase like 
                         Daniel but Teal'c isn't.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're asking me?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         General Hammond. I was not teleported 
                         with the others. (over radio)
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Return to base immediately.

               
               The pyramid starts to shake and a giant alien rises up out of 
               the mist.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Holy smoke bullwinkle! Hello! What's 
                         your name?
 
               
                                     QUETLZELCOATL
                         Oo ya wolin wolin we tayil.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I know what it's saying. Why's it saying 
                         that?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It didn't affect Teal'c. Why?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Because he's jaffa.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He's carrying a symbiote. The goa'uld. 
                         We are enemies of the goa'uld.
 
               
                                     QUETLZELCOATL
                         Then you are welcome here.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Keep talking.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're travelers, we come in search of 
                         friendship. We'd like to exchange our 
                         knowledge and culture.
 
               
                                     QUETLZELCOATL
                         We accept your proposition. (pointing 
                         at NICK) You may remain.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         Me?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Him?

               
                                     QUETLZELCOATL
                         This is not the first time you have 
                         journeyed here.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         You remember.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         There are others among our people who 
                         would gladly return.
 
               
                                     NICK
                         No Daniel. Let me.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Nick,

               
                                     NICK
                         This was my life's work. I've been hoping 
                         for another chance at this for 20 years. 
                         Please.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You just came back into my life,

               
                                     NICK
                         I'll be back again. Please.

               
                                     QUETLZELCOATL
                         Look again into the eyes of the skull.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, Nick, take notes.

               
                                     NICK
                         I will.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You have to tell me everything.

               
                                     NICK
                         I promise. Daniel, I am proud of you.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Goodbye, Grandpa.

               
               THE END

Crystal Skull



Writers :   Brad Wright
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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