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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 307

                                   "DEAD MAN SWITCH"

                                           By

                                   Robert C. Cooper




               A FOREST

               
               SG-1 are walking along.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What's your reading Major?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It should be around here somewhere.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Teal'c, you said the UAV must have been 
                         shot down by the Goa'uld, yet we've 
                         seen no sign of civilisation.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's hard to tell. The sensors went 
                         offline as soon as it was hit.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Over here.

               
               We see the UAV has had part of its wing blown off.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Looks like it's been hit by a staff 
                         blast.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It doesn't make any sense. When a Goa'uld 
                         occupies a planet, they usually control 
                         the Stargate. This Gate had no markings 
                         of any...
 
               
               Daniel abruptly stops as he walks into a red force shield.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Found something.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Fall back.

               
               Sam gets up from the UAV and also comes into contact with the 
               shield.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Uh, sir?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right. Heads up.

               
               Daniel and Sam crouch down and cover their heads as Jack fires 
               his weapon upwards. The bullets just ricochet off the shield.
 
               
               
                                     ARIS BOCH
                         Your weapons will not penetrate the 
                         shield!
 
               
               A man steps out from behind a tree as Jack and Sam raise their 
               weapons.
 
               
                                     ARIS BOCH
                         However, mine will.

               
               He fires and blows up a log near Teal'c.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Who are you?

               
                                     ARIS BOCH
                         Aris Boch. Perhaps you've heard of me?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Uh, not I. Teal'c?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have not.

               
                                     ARIS BOCH
                         Well that's disappointing. I'm one of 
                         the galaxy's greatest hunters.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Not ringing a bell. Sorry.

               
                                     ARIS BOCH
                         Well I know you. Captain Samantha Carter. 
                         Dr Daniel Jackson. The Jaffa traitor 
                         Teal'c. And Colonel Jack O'Neill.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, fancy that. We're famous.

               
               TITLES

               
                                     ARIS
                         Drop your weapons.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And if we don't?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Do we really have to get so dramatic?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why not?

               
               Jack suddenly throws his knife towards Aris a la Secrets when 
               he threw it at Heru'ur. It hits the shield and drops to the floor. 
               Aris laughs.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         You were thinking of the personal defence 
                         shields the Goa'uld use. The ones which 
                         allow slower moving objects to pass 
                         through. Wouldn't make a very effective 
                         trap now would they?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You can't blame a girl for trying.
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         Are you kidding? That's exactly what 
                         I'd expect from you. Now drop your weapons...or 
                         I'll kill someone.
 
               
               Jack looks over to the others and nods, taking off his MP5.
 
               
               
                                     ARIS
                         I'm sure you're thinking about escaping 
                         so you should know I've disabled the 
                         Stargate dialling device. Even if you 
                         did overpower me, which is unlikely, 
                         you'll never get off this planet.
 
                         
               
               He drops the shield.

               
                                     ARIS
                         This way.

               
               SG-1 come down a slope into a clearing.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Everybody stop. Drop your gear.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't suppose we could talk about 
                         this?
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Inside.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Inside what?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Barokna.

               
               A doorway suddenly opens behind Jack and he jumps.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Inside.

               
               Teal'c leads the way in followed by Jack, Daniel and Sam.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is a Goa'uld cargo transport. The 
                         ship's of an older design. I have never 
                         before seen the cloaking technology.
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         It's an upgrade.

               
               Aris then pushes some symbols on a wall panel that opens up the 
               wall next to him.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Let's go.

               
               Jack walks into another room followed by Sam, Daniel and Teal'c. 
               Aris closes the door behind them.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, he's not Goa'uld.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And? But? So? Therefore?

               
               Sam shrugs and takes her cap off.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It sounds as if Aris Boch has left the 
                         vessel.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, what do you say we use the time 
                         to find a way out of this, huh?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Even if we could find a way out of here, 
                         he said he disabled the Stargate.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Teal'c, how fast will this unit fly?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe it is capable of travelling 
                         twice the speed of light.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Nice. Home for dinner.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Uh, sir, if you're thinking of trying 
                         to steal the ship and fly it back to 
                         Earth, even at 372,000 miles per second, 
                         it would still take us at least 10 years 
                         to get that far.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Shoulda let the dog out.

               
               Forest

               
               Aris is walking along holding his shoulder. From the back we 
               see lime green fluid leaking out.
 
               
               Cargo ship,

               
               The sound of the door is heard opening. Jack motions for Teal'c 
               to stand by the inner door. Beeping noises are heard as Aris 
               opens the inner door and immediately holds his weapon on Teal'c.
 
               
               
                                     ARIS
                         Back up with the others. Now.

               
               Teal'c moves.

               
                                     ARIS
                         All I have to do is flinch a little 
                         bit and this will spray enough toxic 
                         gas to kill everybody in one breath.
 
                         
               
               Aris takes his helmet off.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Dr Jackson, if you don't mind.. treating 
                         my wound.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm an archaeologist.

               
                                     ARIS
                         I know, but you're also a doctor.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Of archaeology.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Never mind. Captain... you must have some 
                         medical training.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Actually, I'm a Major now.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Oh! Well how very important. I'll inform 
                         the galaxy. Can you get over here now 
                         and help me, Major?
 
               
               Sam looks to Jack and he nods. She gets up.

               
                                     ARIS
                         This with this and then this.

               
               Sam picks up the medical supplies and goes round the back of 
               Aris. She pokes a little at the wound.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Argh!

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sorry.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Yeah!

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So? Who shot you?

               
                                     ARIS
                         I wouldn't step any closer.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Just... showing my concern

               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, like I said before, capturing 
                         you was unintentional. The real reason 
                         I'm here is to catch a Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You hunt Goa'uld?

               
                                     ARIS
                         I hunt anyone of value.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Which Goa'uld are you hunting?

               
                                     ARIS
                         His name is Kel'tar.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I haven't heard of him before.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, contrary to popular human belief, 
                         the Earth is not the centre of the galaxy.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have not heard of him either.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Have you met every Goa'uld? I haven't. 
                         The only thing I know is that Sokar 
                         has discovered Kel'tar's plotting against 
                         him.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So you work for Sokar?

               
                                     ARIS
                         No.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Self employed, then? Independent contractor? 
                         Rogue warrior?
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         I give to the Goa'uld what they want 
                         and they give back to me what I want 
                         in return.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         How do you keep from getting killed?
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         Takes talent.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So, how do you keep from getting killed?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So, what do you expect to get for us?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Just curious.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, Teal'c is worth the most. The 
                         System Lords would love to make a good 
                         example of him. And Carter here... well 
                         she has the memories of the Tok'ra Jolinar. 
                         And you, O'Neill, you're considered, 
                         well, you're a pain in the Mikta!
 
                         
               
               Jack looks to Teal'c.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Neck?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         No.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What about... what about me?

               
                                     ARIS
                         You? Well I'll be happy to get a day's 
                         rations for you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, a day's rations.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Trade you.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm just saying, if we know what we're 
                         worth, maybe there's something we can 
                         offer for our freedom.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Done.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Good. Back over there.

               
               Sam walks back.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Dr Jackson is right. There is something 
                         you can do.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Let's hear it.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, you help me capture a Goa'uld 
                         and I'll let you go.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         He's worth that much?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Twice as much as all of you put together.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Twice?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Twice.

               
                                     ARIS
                         What, are you gonna argue?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why do you need our help anyway?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Hey, I take help whenever I can get 
                         it. You see, this injury is gonna take 
                         time to heal and I don't have that luxury. 
                         Sokar can figure out everything I can 
                         figure out. If I want to trade Kel'tar 
                         back to Sokar, I gotta get to him first.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         How do we know we can trust you?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, my word is good on over 2000 planets.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         There are billions.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It would appear we have no choice.
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         Yes. Choiceless. I mean, guys, come 
                         on! What's the big deal? It's a Goa'uld. 
                         I hate Goa'uld. You hate `em. Everybody 
                         hates Goa'ulds.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, okay. We'll do it.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Good. You and you come with me. You 
                         two stay here.
 
               
               He wants Jack and Daniel to come with him and Sam and Teal'c 
               to stay.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh no, now wait a minute...

               
                                     ARIS
                         Uh uh. Uh uh uh.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Choiceless?

               
                                     ARIS
                         You see, that's why I like you. You're 
                         quick. Let's go.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh yeah.

               
               Aris leaves and Jack and Daniel follow. Aris shuts the door behind 
               them.
 
               
               Forest.

               
               Jack, Daniel and Aris are moving through the forest.

               
               Aris stops and holsters his weapon.

               
                                     ARIS
                         You trust me, I trust you.

               
               Aris gets out a vial of something.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What's that?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Drink.

               
               Aris drinks it.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So what exactly do you have in mind 
                         regarding the capture of this Goa'uld? 
                         What's was his name? Kevlar?
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Kel'tar. You two are gonna surrender 
                         to him.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's a bad plan.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What if he's in the mood to shoot first 
                         and take prisoners later?
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         That's your problem. Let's go.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You know, if you really were the greatest 
                         bounty hunter in the galaxy you'd grab 
                         that Goa'uld yourself and turn us all 
                         in.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         What, and miss the chance of watching 
                         the great Jack O'Neill in action? Look, 
                         do you want to know how I became the 
                         greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         More than life itself.

               
                                     ARIS
                         I'm the greatest because I'm alive. 
                         That's it. Period. I'm not greedy. If 
                         I can catch a Goa'uld equipped with 
                         all kinds of fancy toys without risking 
                         my neck, that's a damn good compromise.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Fancy toys?

               
                                     ARIS
                         All you gotta do is get close enough 
                         to shoot `em with a zat'n'ktel.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Okay. Found a flaw in your plan.

               
                                     ARIS
                         What's that?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, we're exactly one zat gun short 
                         of actually having a zat gun.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         A zat gun?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Drop the "n'ktel".

               
                                     ARIS
                         I guess it does save a bit of effort.
 
                         
               
               Aris reaches behind himself and pulls a zat gun of his belt. 
               He then tosses it to Jack.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're giving me a working zat gun?
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, if it didn't work it wouldn't 
                         do you any good. I'm trusting you.
 
                         
               
               Jack fires the zat at Aris and he collapses.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, he disabled the DHD and Sam said 
                         we can't fly that ship all the way home.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So we'll fly it to a closer planet with 
                         a Stargate.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Good thinking.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It happens.

               
               They move off back towards the ship and Daniel takes Aris' weapon 
               off him. We then see Aris is faking as he opens his eyes.
 
               
               Clearing

               
               Jack and Daniel come down the slope towards the clearing.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well this is the place.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah. How'd he open that door?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It opened when he said that word.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Voice activated. What was the word?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Uh, bark something.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Almond bark. Barcalounger, Beetlejuice!
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Barkna. It was Barkna.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, if it was Barkna, the door'd be 
                         opening, wouldn't it?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         This was your idea.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're the linguist.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I don't remember.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, try!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, well, I said, "Can we talk about 
                         this?" He said "Inside".
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I said, "Inside what?" He said...

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He said "Barokna"!

               
               The door opens.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Gesundheit.

               
               They grab the gear from outside and enter the ship.

               
               Daniel goes to the panel to open the door.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, he opened the door by pressing 
                         a combination of...
 
               
               Suddenly there is a sound from the direction of the steering 
               console. The lights come on.
 
               
               Sam and Teal'c wait on the other side of the door.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Teal'c?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah! How do you open this thing?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There are six symbols on the pad. You 
                         must enter the correct combination of 
                         five.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                          How many combinations could there be?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh boy.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah.

               
               Jack walks over the steering console.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Listen, in the meantime, tell me how 
                         to fly this thing.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         First you must locate the main steering 
                         console.
 
               
               In the middle of the ship there is a circular object and a crystal 
               lights up.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel? Would you come here a moment? 
                         What do you think this is?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Looks like a countdown.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Of course it is! Oh, Teal'c, would these 
                         kind of ship s have any kind of self-destruct 
                         mechanism?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is possible.

               
               Jack looks at Daniel. Another crystal lights up.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We just lost a digit.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Of course we did.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Oh boy.

               
               Jack is trying combinations on the panel outside the door.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So, Teal'c, how does one override the 
                         self-destruct?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Open the cowling in the centre console. 
                         There should be three delmacs.
 
               
               Sam looks at Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Crystals. There should be three crystals.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         There's only two. The middle one's missing.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're missing one!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then there is no way to override the 
                         self-destruct.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We just lost another digit. Aris must 
                         have the other crystal.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Go.

               
               Daniel goes out of the ship while Jack tries more combinations.
 
               
               
               Clearing.

               
               Aris walks up.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Hey! What were you guys thinking?

               
               Daniel tries to get Aris weapon to fire but he can't.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Only I can fire that.

               
               Aris snatches it off him and goes into the teltak. Jack raises 
               his zat gun.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Put the weapon down.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You put the crystal back.

               
                                     ARIS
                         What if I don't?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You won't blow up your ship.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Maybe I will.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         While you're in it?

               
               The final crystals light up and nothing happens.

               
               Aris laughs and puts the other crystal in.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Now it's set.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Put the gun down.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Colonel, you think I'd give you a weapon 
                         that would work on me?
 
               
               Aris pulls out another zat and zats himself.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Ooh! Tickles!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Then why did you pretend to be knocked 
                         out?
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, let's just say I wanted to see 
                         you guys sweat a little. Now, did we 
                         learn something here?
 
               
               Aris walks past Jack who zats him again to no effect.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Ouch!

               
               Aris opens the door and Sam and Teal'c are standing behind it.
 
               
               
                                     ARIS
                         Let's go.

               
               Sam and Teal'c move to stand with Jack and Daniel.

               
                                     ARIS
                         You know, I very disappointed. I thought 
                         we had something good going.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh come on. What did you expect?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, I offered a fair deal. I trusted 
                         you.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh please.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're sorry. Is the deal still on the 
                         table?
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         How could I trust you now?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Look, your plan sucks.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Okay. We all go together this time.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, you know, we're gonna need our 
                         stuff.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, some of that shouldn't be a problem.
 
                         
               
               Forest

               
                                     DANIEL
                         So you don't seem to have much of a 
                         problem trading human lives like commodities.
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         Oh you Earthlings and your morality! 
                         Has it ever occurred to you that someone 
                         outside your solar system might not 
                         see things the way you do?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Why don't the Goa'uld just take what 
                         they want from you and kill you?
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         They don't kill me because I deliver. 
                         As long as I'm alive, there'll always 
                         be a next time.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Why don't they just make you a host?
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         Because they can't. They tried a long 
                         time ago when they first came to my 
                         home planet. But there's something about 
                         my race's physical makeup that rejected 
                         a Goa'uld blending. I don't know why.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         That's incredible.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Oh yeah, so incredible they wiped out 
                         most of my people because of it.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         But not you?

               
                                     ARIS
                         I managed to impress them. My people 
                         have always been strong and skilled. 
                         That's why the Goa'uld kept the youngest 
                         as slaves and killed the rest.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well you could have your freedom, there 
                         must be lots of planets where the Goa'uld 
                         wouldn't find you.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         What freedom? They killed my wife, but 
                         my son still lives. He's a slave in 
                         one of Sokar's naqahdah mines. One day 
                         I hope to capture a prize valuable enough 
                         to trade for his freedom as well as 
                         mine. Let's keep moving.
 
               
               Forest

               
               Jack has Aris' helmet on and we see it zooms in to great proportions.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Wow! These are cool.

               
                                     ARIS
                         At the end of that riverbed is the cave 
                         where I last encountered Kel'tar.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You said he had some fancy toys?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Yeah, at the very least a small hand 
                         device. Plus, when I approached the 
                         cave, energy blasts fired at me from 
                         several directions.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Okay, how about another zat?

               
               Aris gives Jack a zat and he then tosses it to Teal'c.

               
                                     ARIS
                         You shoot that Goa'uld first chance 
                         you get. I'll stay here, set a shield 
                         trap.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I though you'd wanna watch us work?
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         I trust you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You do?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Sure. And Major Carter stays with me.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Unacceptable.

               
                                     ARIS
                         It's not negotiable. You don't return 
                         and I turn her over to Sokar.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah.

               
               Jack, Daniel and Teal'c walk off.

               
               Cave

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So Teal'c, how does one Goa'uld fire 
                         weapons from several directions?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Tacs.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Tac'n'ktels?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Tacluchnatagamuntorons.

               
               Jack and Daniel just look at him.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Tacs.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What are they?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Automatic remote weapons.

               
               Jack picks up a rock and throws it in the direction of the cave. 
               Nothing happens.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Heat seeking?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         So it would seem.

               
               Jack takes out a flare, lights it and throws in the direction 
               of the cave. The tacs fire at it. Jack and Teal'c then fire their 
               zats in the directions of the tacs. Jack then moves off. Teal'c 
               takes out a smoke grenade and throws it into the cave. The Goa'uld 
               comes out with his hand raised.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Surrender!

               
               The Goa'uld raises his hand and fires at Teal'c, who ducks.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Put your hand down!

               
               The Goa'uld drops his hand and we see he is bleeding. Jack moves 
               down to the cave with his zat raised. Teal'c and Daniel join 
               him.
 
               
                                     KORRA
                         You are Teal'c. The shol'va.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Is that a host?

               
               Daniel moves to take the hand device off Korra.

               
                                     KORRA
                         You are SG-1. From Earth.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, apparently we're well known.
 
                         
               
                                     KORRA
                         My name is Korra.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We were told it was Kel'tar.

               
                                     KORRA
                         No. Please help me.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Help you?

               
                                     KORRA
                         I am not Goa'uld. I am Tok'ra.

               
               Forest.

               
               Sam is still with Aris.

               
                                     ARIS
                         I don't have to tie you to a tree or 
                         anything unpleasant like that, do I?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         No. What is that?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Watching your friends.

               
                                     CARTER
                         How?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Magic.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Naqahdah. The zat guns. That's how you 
                         track the Goa'uld. You use their own 
                         technology against them.
 
               
               Aris just looks at her.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You know, the fact that your race rejects 
                         the Goa'uld symbiote could be very valuable 
                         to us. To all humans all over the galaxy. 
                         It could be the key to defeating the 
                         Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         I doubt it.

               
                                     CARTER
                         If they couldn't use us as hosts...

               
                                     ARIS
                         I told you before, I don't understand 
                         this immunity.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, we'd have to run some tests.
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         You do not possess anything of equal 
                         value worth trading for.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Your son is being held as a slave. We 
                         could help you get him back. Would that 
                         be valuable enough for you?
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         That's impossible.

               
               Cave

               
               Teal'c sits Korra on a rock.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         His injuries are severe.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What now?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Can you talk?

               
                                     KORRA
                         Yes.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right. Here's what's happening. 
                         There's a guy out there..
 
               
                                     KORRA
                         Aris Boch.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah. He's got us trapped on this planet 
                         and he's holding a member of our team 
                         hostage.
 
               
                                     KORRA
                         Samantha Carter, the daughter of Jacob, 
                         host to Selmak.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So you've got good information. Here's 
                         the deal. He said if we can catch you, 
                         he'd let us go home.
 
               
                                     KORRA
                         I will not allow myself to be turned 
                         over to Sokar.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Can you prove you're a Tok'ra?

               
                                     KORRA
                         I only have my word. If Samantha Carter 
                         were here, she would recognise me.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Aris must have known Sam would be able 
                         to verify whether Korra, Kel'tar, whatever 
                         his name is, is telling the truth about 
                         being a Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, as far as I'm concerned, you could 
                         be Goa'uld using the old "I'm a Tok'ra" 
                         thing to get us to help you.
 
               
                                     KORRA
                         What did he tell you about me?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Just that your name was Kel'tar and 
                         you were an enemy of Sokar.
 
               
                                     KORRA
                         I was working in Sokar's ranks as a 
                         spy. I cam to believe Sokar had learned 
                         my true identity. I managed to escape 
                         by stealing the cargo ship. It took 
                         me several weeks to travel here, the 
                         closest planet with a Stargate not under 
                         Goa'uld control. Aris was already here 
                         guarding the Gate. He had anticipated 
                         my plan.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Aris Boch claimed the vessel was his.
 
                         
               
                                     KORRA
                         It belongs to Sokar. And Aris likely 
                         plans to trade it back to him, along 
                         with us. All of us.
 
               
               Forest.

               
               Sam is sat by a tree while Aris paces.

               
                                     ARIS
                         So what's it like to have one of those 
                         things bore itself into your brain and 
                         possess you?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I couldn't tell you.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Oh come on. What are you saying?

               
                                     CARTER
                         You wouldn't understand.

               
                                     ARIS
                         What's the difference? They're all the 
                         same  Tok'ra, Goa'uld...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Is that really what you think?

               
                                     ARIS
                         They all have different stories but 
                         the same bad blood.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         No. It's not true. And if you really 
                         hate the Goa'uld, you'd try to learn 
                         more about the Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, I wasn't much good at school.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, trying to defeat the Goa'uld is 
                         better than the alternative.
 
               
               Aris laughs.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What? What is so funny?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Oh the whole thing is amusing when you 
                         know just how insurmountable the task 
                         is. Defeating the Goa'uld. Yeah, oh, 
                         admirable! But amusing.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         If enough of the right allies work together, 
                         the task might not be so insurmountable.
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         You mean me. Well, I couldn't help you 
                         as much as you think.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You mean you won't. You know what I 
                         think? I think you care. And I don't 
                         think you like what you do nearly as 
                         much as you pretend to.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         I think you should shut up.

               
               He raises his weapon and his hand shakes. He then gets out another 
               vial of blue stuff and puts it in his water.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What is that?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Water.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What you put in it.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Flavour.

               
               Cave

               
                                     KORRA
                         Aris told you about his wife and son?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh yeah.

               
                                     KORRA
                         It's a lie. He has none. Never did.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So why does he do this?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Greed.

               
                                     KORRA
                         Not exactly. It is true that his race 
                         cannot be used as hosts. And most were 
                         slaughtered by the Goa'uld. Those that 
                         were kept alive were addicted to a substance 
                         called roshna. It was given to them 
                         in their water.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That blue stuff?

               
                                     KORRA
                         Now after many generations, Aris Boch's 
                         race cannot live without the roshna. 
                         They depend on it. It keeps them subservient. 
                         If he stops taking the roshna, he will 
                         die.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So whatever the reason, he has no choice?
 
                         
               
                                     KORRA
                         I do not defend him. Aris Boch has endeared 
                         himself to the Goa'uld by being unscrupulous. 
                         He indiscriminately both hunts guilty 
                         and innocent only caring about whether 
                         they have any trading value.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, we have to get Carter away from 
                         him.
 
               
                                     KORRA
                         Does this mean you believe me?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Not just yet. But I'm starting to get 
                         that choiceless feeling all over again.
 
                         
               
                                     KORRA
                         I cannot be turned over to Sokar. He 
                         has methods of extracting information. 
                         There are other Tok'ra operatives in 
                         his midst, who I will not betray.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I understand. Can you walk?

               
               He nods and Teal'c helps him to get up.

               
                                     KORRA
                         I will not burden you.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is no burden.

               
                                     KORRA
                         You must leave your weapons.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why?

               
                                     KORRA
                         As long as you carry Goa'uld technology, 
                         he will know our position.
 
               
               Teal'c gives his zat to Jack.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Great.

               
               Jack drops the zats and Daniel drops the hand device.

               
               Forest

               
               Aris takes off his helmet.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What's wrong?

               
                                     ARIS
                         I don't see them and they're not moving. 
                         Either the Goa'uld got them or they're 
                         not playing by the rules.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         So what does that mean?

               
               Aris shoots Sam and she collapses. Aris walks off.

               
               Forest

               
               Jack, Daniel, Teal'c and Korra move up to where they left Sam. 
               Hiding behind a log, they see Sam on the floor.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's a trap.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will go.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No, no. I will.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What are we supposed to do?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well he's gonna have to show himself 
                         eventually.  Can you take him?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I can.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right.

               
               Jack moves off.

               
               Forest

               
               Jack crawls up to Sam.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter.

               
               He checks her pulse. The touch wakes her.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter. Where is he?

               
               Sam sits up as they hear a rumbling. Aris' ship rises in front 
               of them. Jack and Sam just wait. Teal'c, Daniel and Korra move 
               off from behind the log.
 
               
               Cargo ship

               
               Sam is lying on the floor and Jack is fanning her with his cap.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter. Cart..  Carter! Come on.  You 
                         passed out again. You all right?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah. What did I miss?

               
               Sam sits up.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh, not too much. Oh, by the way, the 
                         Goa'uld Aris wanted us to catch, he 
                         claims to be a Tok'ra named Korra. Ring 
                         a bell?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, it does.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         He said you'd recognise him.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Maybe. We can't let Aris trade a Tok'ra.
 
                         
               
               The door suddenly opens and Jack gives Sam a hand up. Daniel, 
               Teal'c and Korra walk in.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh yeah! Way to play hard to get, boys.
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, give me a little credit.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why's that?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Well I have what I wanted. The rest 
                         of you, you're free to go.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You're keeping your end of the bargain?
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         I gave my word.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I know you don't think you have another 
                         choice but there must be another way. 
                         If you take Korra, a lot of Tok'ra may 
                         die.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         I've already communicated with Sokar. 
                         One of his motherships will be entering 
                         orbit around this planet any time now.
 
                         
               
                                     KORRA
                         I will not betray the lives of other 
                         Tok'ra.
 
               
               Aris suddenly shoots Korra.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What the hell did you do that for?
 
                         
               
               Aris takes something out of Korra's mouth.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Poison? That's very un-Goa'uld like. 
                         Why would he do that?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         To save the lives of other Tok'ra.
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         Since when does a Goa'uld care about 
                         another Goa'uld?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I've told you, the Tok'ra are not the 
                         same.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Sokar's on his way.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Are you having second thoughts here?
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         I have to give him something.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Take me.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Forget it.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am the most valuable I trade next 
                         to the Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I don't care.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will go. Take me.

               
               There's a ringing sound from the front of the ship.

               
                                     ARIS
                         That'll be Sokar.

               
               Aris goes to the front of the ship while Jack, Sam and Daniel 
               just look at Teal'c.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Okay. Brief moment of weakness. Teal'c 
                         comes with me.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That just is not gonna happen.

               
                                     ARIS
                         No other way. Last chance to take that 
                         Tok'ra and get the hell out. You might 
                         need this.
 
               
               He throws something at Sam.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Missing piece of the DHD. Teal'c...

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We are choiceless.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We'll find you.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Oh, this is so beautiful. Really, I'm 
                         starting to tear up here, you know? 
                         But we gotta go. Now.
 
               
               Aris goes to the front of the ship and Teal'c follows.

               
               Clearing

               
               Jack and Sam help Korra out and the ship decloaks. Aris goes 
               to sit down and we see Teal'c encased in a force shield.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Here we go.

               
               The ship takes off.

               
               Sam, Jack and Daniel watch from the ground.

               
                                     KORRA
                         What happened?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Teal'c went in your place.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Come on, let's get outta here.

               
               They help Korra up and start to walk off.

               
               Cargo Ship

               
                                     ARIS
                         It's a pretty noble thing you're doing.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You have made a sacrifice as well.
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         I guess I never knew the Tok'ra were 
                         different, you know. So what made you 
                         betray Apophis?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The Goa'uld are enslavers of worlds. 
                         The humans value freedom.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         You don't really think the Tok'ra and 
                         the humans have a chance of overthrowing 
                         the Goa'uld, do you?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do.

               
                                     ARIS
                         I don't think so.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I would rather serve with those willing 
                         to die trying.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         I really don't wanna do this. I hate 
                         the Goa'uld as much as you do.
 
               
               Forest.

               
               Jack climbs over an embankment. He helps Korra, Daniel and Sam 
               over and we see the ship climbing in the background. Just as 
               he helps Sam, the ship explodes.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Oh my God.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What the hell...?

               
               Two pods come shooting down.

               
                                     KORRA
                         Escape pods.

               
               Forest

               
               Jack, Sam, Daniel and Korra come running along. Aris is just 
               getting out of the pod.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Where's Teal'c?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am here O'Neill.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You okay?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will be fine.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What happened?

               
                                     ARIS
                         We had some technical difficulties which 
                         I communicated to Sokar's ship just 
                         after I accidently removed this.
 
               
               He holds up one of the crystals from the ship.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Glad to have you back Teal'c.

               
                                     KORRA
                         Somehow, I must find a way to pay tribute 
                         to what you have done for me and the 
                         Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There is no need.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Hey, guys, what about me? Don't I get 
                         a thank you?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         For doing the right thing for a change?
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, that's kind of a backhanded show 
                         of appreciation, but I'll take it.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Won't Sokar be angry?

               
                                     ARIS
                         Well, hopefully he thinks I'm dead. 
                         By the time her figures it out, I'll 
                         be long gone.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What about the substance you need?
 
                         
               
                                     KORRA
                         The roshna.

               
                                     ARIS
                         There are plenty of Goa'uld out there 
                         I could trade with.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, we'd better get back to the Stargate.
 
                         
               
                                     ARIS
                         Oh, Dr Jackson...I was lying to you before. 
                         The price on your head is much more 
                         than a day's ration. Actually the Goa'uld 
                         want to see you dead as much as anyone 
                         for figuring out the Stargate.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you. That doesn't make me feel 
                         any better.
 
               
                                     ARIS
                         Major.

               
               Aris gives Sam some roshna.

               
                                     ARIS
                         Who knows, maybe some day someone will 
                         figure out a way for what's left of 
                         my people to be free of the Goa'uld. 
                         And that would be something worth trading 
                         for.
 
               
               Sam smiles and walks off.

               
               Teal'c walks past and stops. He nods his head and carries on.
 
               
               
               THE END

Dead Man Switch



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


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