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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 716

                                     "DEATH KNELL"

                                           By

                                     Peter DeLuise

               
               
               ALPHA SITE

               
                                     DAD
                         (Anxiously) Where's the matrix crystal?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Next to the primaries.

               
                                     DAD
                         I can't find anything in here, I had 
                         a system back at the old Alpha site.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         The location of the old Alpha site was 
                         compromised when Anubis used his mind 
                         probe on Jonas. You didn't really wanna' 
                         hang around there did you?
 
               
                                     DAD
                         I just want to be able to work as efficiently 
                         as possible. Anubis' drones are kicking 
                         the crap out of the System Lords and 
                         we're next. This prototype should have 
                         been done weeks ago.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's done, it's just not finished.
 
                         
               
                                     DAD
                         Interesting distinction.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We only got Telchak's device a month 
                         ago, I'm surprised we were able to come 
                         up with something so quickly.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         In its current configuration, the weapon 
                         is only 70% effective at countering 
                         the reanimation technology.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         The power unit you were using hasn't 
                         been properly calibrated, this one will 
                         be better.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         Maybe.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Have you not had your coffee this morning?
 
                         
               
                                     DAD
                         Selmak doesn't like coffee.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You gave up coffee for your symbiote? 
                         I didn't know that.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         We never talk anymore, Sam.

               
               An alarm goes off all over the Alpha site, a soldier rushes in 
               through the door.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Lieutenant Glen, what's happening?
 
                         
               
                                     GLEN
                         We're under attack, we just picked up 
                         Goa'uld ships entering the atmosphere. 
                         Colonel Riley has ordered an immediate 
                         evac to beta. We're bugging out right 
                         now.
 
               
               SGC gate room, the gate is open and some technicians are preparing 
               to send a MALP through.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What happened?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Approximately 20 minutes ago, the approach 
                         of Goa'uld ships prompted the evacuation 
                         of the Alpha site.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Sam was doing research there.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         She and Jacob were working on a weapon 
                         to neutralize Anubis' new soldiers. 
                         At the moment we have no idea what happened 
                         to either of them.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How many people got out?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Casualty reports are still coming in 
                         from the Beta site, but at least 90 
                         people are still missing including the 
                         base commander Colonel Riley.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I thought the location of the Alpha 
                         site was secret.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         They'd get there in a Tokra ship, it's 
                         a completely new address.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Yet evidently, somehow the Goa'uld have 
                         discovered its whereabouts.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Chevron seven locked, wormhole is stable 
                         Sir. No radio chatter.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Send the MALP.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yes Sir.

               
               The MALP goes through the gate.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         MALP is on route, receiving MALP telemetry. 
                         Sir, my instruments are telling me that 
                         the MALP is on its side.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do we still have camera control?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         If the Stargate was knocked over and 
                         is lying face down on the ground, then 
                         the event horizon would have excavated 
                         a cavity underneath it. The MALP came 
                         through, and fell into the hole.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         There is no way to know if the DHD survived 
                         the attack.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If we were to bring an alternate power 
                         source we could ...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Dial up manually.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         But you could possibly be under enemy 
                         fire.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We'll be fine Sir; the gate dug the 
                         perfect foxhole.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You have a go, good luck Colonel.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Thank you Sir.

               
               On the Alpha site, the gate deactivates and Jack, Teal'C and 
               Daniel come out of the hole with ladders. The destruction is 
               bad.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Wow.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This destruction does not appear to 
                         be the result of an aerial assault.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Single radius blast.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Possibly from a self destruct to prevent 
                         the Alpha site from falling into enemy 
                         hands.
 
               
               Later, they meet up with Reynolds team.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So we'll split up, search for survivors.
 
                         
               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Who could have survived this?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Start with the treeline there.

               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Copy.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Move out.

               
               Jack, Daniel and Teal'c are walking through some of the aftermath, 
               Reynolds's team are doing the same some distance away.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What have you got?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This is the armor of one of Anubis' 
                         drones.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Reynolds.

               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Go ahead.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Be advised, we may not be alone here. 
                         One of Anubis' goons might have been 
                         on the planet when it blew. Use extreme 
                         caution.
 
               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Understood.

               
               Back with Reynolds team, the team hears some strange noises and 
               goes to investigate. They find some survivors hidden in some 
               bushes.
 
               
               
                                     GREEN
                         Colonel.

               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Major Green, you alright?

               
                                     GREEN
                         Fine Sir, we've got some serious injuries 
                         here.
 
               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Any other survivors in the area?

               
                                     GREEN
                         As far as I know, we're the only ones 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         O'Neill.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Go ahead.

               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         We found twelve survivors but they're 
                         not in good shape.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How bad?

               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Some can walk, but most need immediate 
                         medical treatment.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Major Carter with them?

               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         (Looks at Green, who shakes his head) 
                         I'm afraid not.
 
               
               SGC, Jack is communicating with the gate room.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         SG3 is going to need a little help to 
                         get the gate back up.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         SG's 11 and 21 are assembling now Colonel, 
                         I'll be sending them through momentarily. 
                         Unfortunately that means a delay before 
                         I can send any more resources to help 
                         with the search.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Getting the wounded out is our first 
                         priority Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I agree, but if there are any other 
                         survivors out there they may not have 
                         a lot of time.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Understood Sir, we'll keep trying.
 
                         
               
               Alpha site, Jack and the others are still searching. They spot 
               Jacob trapped underneath a fallen tree.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Jacob!

               
               Teal'c lifts the tree up off of Jacob.

               
                                     DAD
                         Anubis' drones..

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We know.

               
                                     DAD
                         Take this. (He hands them the insert 
                         he and Sam were working on) It's not 
                         a hundred percent, but it's all we've 
                         got. It only has a few more shots. Sam 
                         has a fully charged power unit.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Where is she?

               
                                     DAD
                         I don't know. I don't even know if she's 
                         still alive.
 
               
               SGC Gate Room.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How are you doing?

               
                                     DAD
                         It's nothing Selmak can't handle.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Jacob, we need to know what happened 
                         out there. How did Anubis get the location 
                         to the new Alpha site?
 
               
                                     DAD
                         I have no idea, I was with Sam when 
                         the self destruct went off. One of the 
                         drones was chasing us into the forest. 
                         George, if I survived the blast.. you 
                         know that thing survived as well.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What about the prototype weapon?

               
                                     DAD
                         I gave it to Colonel O'Neill. But it's 
                         only semi-effective in its current configuration. 
                         The upgraded power unit was with Sam.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         And we have no idea of where she is.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         She's still missing.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Is there anything else we can use against 
                         these drones?
 
               
                                     DAD
                         Their armor is impervious to energy 
                         weapons and regular firearms are useless.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         What about the drones that were killed 
                         in the blast?
 
               
                                     DAD
                         Kinetic energy.. an explosion of that 
                         size. They can't ignore physics.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         So if there was enough kinetic energy..
 
                         
               
                                     DAD
                         There would have to be a lot.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How about a missile?

               
                                     DAD
                         That might do it, if you get close enough.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sergeant Siler, prepare a UAV with UCAV 
                         specs.
 
               
                                     SILER
                         Yes Sir.

               
               Briefing room

               
               Hammond is sitting down at the table, Major Green is standing 
               before him.
 
               
                                     GREEN
                         Am I in some kind of trouble here Sir?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The fact the location of the Alpha site 
                         has been compromised indicates that 
                         we have a serious breach in security 
                         on our hands here. The pentagon is demanding 
                         that I launch a formal enquiry immediately. 
                         Just tell me what happened son.
 
               
                                     GREEN
                         To tell you the truth Sir, I'm not entirely 
                         sure myself. I was still at chow when 
                         the alarm went off, by the time I made 
                         it to the command center Colonel Riley 
                         had already ordered the evacuation.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What happened to the Stargate?

               
                                     GREEN
                         It was hit by a bomb. We were cut off, 
                         that's when the drones landed in scout 
                         ships. They took everything that we 
                         threw at them and they just kept coming.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So Colonel Riley ordered a self-destruct?
 
                         
               
                                     GREEN
                         He knew there was some sensitive material 
                         on the base Sir. He stayed with the 
                         device so the enemy wouldn't have a 
                         chance to disarm it. He told the rest 
                         of us that we had one minute to make 
                         it to the treeline.. I should have stayed 
                         with him.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You were following orders Major.

               
                                     GREEN
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Can you tell me if there was any unusual 
                         activity at the Alpha site in the last 
                         few days? Any unscheduled gate activations 
                         or unexplained signals?
 
               
                                     GREEN
                         No Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What about the Jaffa and the Tokra?
 
                         
               
                                     GREEN
                         Well they haven't been getting along 
                         very well, there's nothing unusual about 
                         that.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I want a list of all personnel. Humans, 
                         Tokra, Jaffa.. who've come and gone 
                         to the Alpha site gate in the last 48 
                         hours.
 
               
                                     GREEN
                         Yes Sir.

               
               Alpha site, Teal'c and Jack are still searching for survivors.
 
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Footprints.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Standard issue from the SGC.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed. The depth of the imprint if 
                         consistent with someone of Major Carter's 
                         size.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         There's another set over there.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They seem to be much larger, perhaps 
                         a drone.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah..

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Do you believe that this prototype weapon 
                         will be effective against it?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We'll jump off that bridge when we come 
                         to it.
 
               
               SGC Infirmary

               
               Daniel is sitting next to a bed. Jacob is on the bed, his leg 
               is hurt.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         So, how's the leg?

               
                                     DAD
                         It's getting there, slowly but surely.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Oh' yeah, slowly. The way you heal it'll 
                         probably take a day.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         You didn't come here to ask me about 
                         my leg, you want to know what happened 
                         to Sam.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yeah.

               
                                     DAD
                         The base was under attack, we could 
                         hear the explosions getting closer and 
                         the sound of scout ships approaching.
 
                         
               
               Flashback To Assault On The Alpha Site.

               
                                     GLEN 
                         We have to leave now.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Just give me a second.

               
                                     DAD
                         We had to download the weapon design 
                         into the matrix crystal and wipe the 
                         computer memory.
 
               
                                     GLEN
                         You have the prototype!

               
                                     DAD
                         We can't leave this information for 
                         them to find.
 
               
                                     GLEN
                         How much longer?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Finished.

               
               A series of energy shots come through the door and kill Glen 
               instantly, Sam and Jacob take cover as a drone bursts through 
               the door. Jacob stands up and shoots it once with the prototype 
               weapon, it falls to the ground.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         It worked!

               
               The drone stands up once more.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Not good enough.

               
               Jacob shoots it again and it falls down for good.

               
                                     DAD
                         Let's get out of here.

               
               
               End of flashback

               
                                     DAD
                         The Stargate was hit, we couldn't get 
                         out. So we ran for the hills. The drone 
                         followed us. If Sam is still alive, 
                         it's still after her.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         She could just be hiding, waiting for 
                         a chance to go back through the gate.
 
                         
               
                                     DAD
                         Out of all the rooms on the base, why 
                         did it come to that lab? Why did it 
                         chase us as opposed to anyone else?
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         You think it knew about the prototype?
 
                         
               
                                     DAD
                         I think that was the whole reason for 
                         the attack. Somehow Anubis knows that 
                         we may have the only weapon in the galaxy 
                         capable of stopping his soldiers.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         And Sam has the design.

               
                                     DAD
                         That thing won't stop until it finds 
                         her.
 
               
               Gate room.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sergeant Siler, report.

               
                                     SILER
                         Ready to go Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well done, I want it airborne now.
 
                         
               
                                     SILER
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         General, medical reports that the leader 
                         of the Jaffa survivors has been cleared 
                         for debriefing.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I want to speak to him immediately.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yes Sir.

               
               Back in the briefing room, Hammond is talking to the Jaffa leader.
 
               
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         I do not understand why I am being questioned.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We need to determine exactly what happened.
 
                         
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         If you wish to know who betrayed the 
                         secret of your base, I suggest you ask 
                         the Tokra.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why do you say that?

               
                                     M' ZEL
                         They are without honor.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They're your allies.

               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Then why will they not help us?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What are you talking about?

               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Even as we speak, Anubis is moving against 
                         the system lord Olakon. His drones are 
                         slaughtering the Jaffa that stand against 
                         them. They are dieing for a hopeless 
                         cause.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What does that have to do with the Tokra?
 
                         
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         We believe that they have a spy in Olakon's 
                         higher ranks. One that could get close 
                         enough to assassinate him.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The Tokra keep us apprised of their 
                         ongoing operations, I have no knowledge 
                         of any spy in Olakon's ranks.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Then they are lying to you as well. 
                         With their master dead, the siege would 
                         be over and Olakon's Jaffa would be 
                         free to join our movement.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The gate logs show that a group of Jaffa 
                         left the Alpha site less then 24 hours 
                         before the attack. You sent your own 
                         people didn't you.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Have they reported back?

               
                                     M' ZEL
                         They have not.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         If they were captured by Anubis..-
 
                         
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         No Jaffa would succumb to torture.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Anubis doesn't have to resort to torture. 
                         He has technology at his disposal that 
                         will simply allow him to read a prisoners 
                         mind.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Her'uur was killed, I was forced to 
                         pledge allegiance to Apophis. The slayer 
                         of my master became my master. So it 
                         has been for all Jaffa for many thousands 
                         of years. But now we can choose to fight 
                         our oppressors, we can choose to be 
                         free. I ask only that the Jaffa who 
                         serve Olakon be given that same choice. 
                         If you allow me to go to the Beta site 
                         to speak to the other survivors, I may 
                         be able to discover what happened to 
                         the Jaffa that we sent.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very well.

               
               Alpha site

               
               Jack and Teal'c are still searching.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O'Neill.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Status report.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We found tracks Sir, they could be Carter's.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What direction?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         East, up into the hills.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The higher ground is a more defensible 
                         position.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Understood, I'll have the UAV fly a 
                         search pattern in that direction. Over 
                         and out.
 
               
               
               Alpha Site, Up in the hills.

               
               Carter is sitting in some shades nursing an injured leg. A drone 
               is walking towards her; she lays close to the ground as it turns 
               in her direction. It walks past after some time.
 
               
               SGC, Hammond's office

               
               Jacob walks in and taps on the door. Jacob walks in with a crutch 
               in his right hand, he is limping slightly.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Jacob.

               
                                     DAD
                         Any news on Sam?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Not yet, but we have a UAV airborne 
                         and all available SG teams are searching.
 
                         
               I don't know anyone tougher or more resourceful. She'll find 
               a way out of this.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         How's the investigation going?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I need to talk to you about that. Do 
                         you know anything about a Tokra operative 
                         within Olakon's ranks?
 
               
                                     DAD
                         No.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         According to the Jaffa, you have a spy 
                         in his inner circle.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         They're mistaken.

               
                                     PA
                         "Unscheduled Offworld Activation"

               
               M'Zel comes through the gate.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Did you learn anything at the Beta Site?
 
                         
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Of the Jaffa sent to recruit rebels 
                         from Olokans army, only one returned. 
                         The fate of the others is unknown. Anubis 
                         has won a major victory. Thousands of 
                         Jaffa have been killed and many of Olokans 
                         commanders captured. The Tokra spy among 
                         them....
 
               
                                     DAD
                         That's impossible. If we had someone 
                         on the inside I would have known about 
                         it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Are you sure?

               
               Sam is running through the trees. She has an injured leg. She 
               stops by a tree to apply a tourniquet to the deep gash. The super 
               soldier is picking up a trail of blood. He comes across a body, 
               but it isn't Sam.
 
               
               Briefing Room.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you for your co-operation in this 
                         matter Daleg.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         I do not see the need to continue this 
                         investigation General. The Jaffa have 
                         as much as admitted responsibility.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         All we know for sure is that some of 
                         the men they sent to recruit rebels 
                         from Olokans armies didn't return.
 
                         
               
                                     DALEG
                         Because they were captured in Anubis' 
                         latest defensive. It is the most logical 
                         explanation.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         According to the Jaffa, a Tokra spy 
                         was also captured.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         We both know that Jaffa intelligence 
                         is not always as reliable as it should 
                         be.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So you’re saying you haven't got an 
                         operative in Olokans ranks?
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         I am unable to discuss such matters 
                         at this present time.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The terms of our alliance dictates full 
                         disclosure.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         In matters of joint concern.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The security of the Alpha Site is a 
                         matter of joint concern.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         But the disposition of our operatives 
                         has no bearing on the Alpha Site.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So you claim.

               
                                     DALEG
                         You have allies among the other nations 
                         of this planet do you not?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Of course.

               
                                     DALEG
                         Do you always practice full disclosure?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We gave you shelter when you had nowhere 
                         else to go.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         Because you needed us. Just as you brought 
                         us Telchak's re-animation device because 
                         you needed our help to develop a weapon 
                         against Anubis' drones. But you were 
                         not always so forthcoming. There is 
                         for example your program to build and 
                         design hybrid ships using Goa'uld technologies. 
                         A program which the Tokra feels extremely 
                         unwise.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We need those ships for the defense 
                         of Earth.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         So you feel it is none of our concern. 
                         You see General it works both ways. 
                         You ask us to trust that your headlong 
                         pursuit of technologies that you don't 
                         understand poses no threat. But you 
                         fail to offer. But you fail to offer 
                         similar consideration when it comes 
                         to our policy on using covert operatives.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Let me ask you something. How many Tokra 
                         from the Alpha site are still unaccounted 
                         for?
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         Five.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You know how many people I'm missing? 
                         Sixty-four. Believe me when I say I'm 
                         going to get to the bottom of this with 
                         or without your help.
 
               
               Sam is still trying to elude the Super Soldier. She stops to 
               drink some water from a lake. She's clearly exhausted. The soldier 
               is on the opposite side and starts firing. She heads back into 
               the trees.
 
               
               
                                     DALEG
                         I've been expecting you. No doubt you've 
                         spoken to General Hammond.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         He say's he asked you if we had a spy 
                         in Olakons inner circle.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         Yes he did.

               
                                     DAD
                         He asked me the same question. Of course 
                         I told him no, because only the High 
                         Council could make a decision like that, 
                         and since I'm on the High Council, I 
                         would know about it. Wouldn't I? Or 
                         is there something you wanna tell me.
 
                         
               
                                     DALEG
                         If you have a concern, you can take 
                         it up with the council yourself.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         Who do you think you're talking to?
 
                         
               
                                     DALEG
                         An interesting question. It seems I 
                         am talking to a human host.
 
               
                                     SEL'MACK
                         (Bows his head) Make no mistake. I am 
                         still Sel'mak. And I was a leader of 
                         the Tok'ra, before you had even taken 
                         a host.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         Maybe you've been a leader too long. 
                         The Tau'ri are unlike other humans in 
                         the galaxy. Their will has not been 
                         eroded by thousands of years of slavery. 
                         This can be a valuable asset, but it 
                         can also make them dangerous. Particularly 
                         as hosts.
 
               
                                     SEL'MACK
                         Jacob Carter has had no more influence 
                         on me than any other host.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         There are those of us who would disagree. 
                         You have allowed yourself to get too 
                         close to these people Sel'mak. Your 
                         true loyalties are in question.
 
               
                                     SEL'MACK
                         Do you speak for the entire council?
 
                         
               
                                     DALEG
                         You still have your defenders. Although 
                         their numbers are diminishing.
 
               
                                     SEL'MACK
                         So you did meet without me, and you 
                         did send an operative.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         And if you had known, would you have 
                         told General Hammond?
 
               
                                     SEL'MACK
                         They have a right to know.

               
                                     DALEG
                         We knew you would feel that way ...which 
                         is precisely why you were not informed.
 
                         
               
               
               Jacob meets with Hammond.

               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So Deleg admits that this spy has gone 
                         missing.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         Yes. But the Tokra will never acknowledge 
                         that he could have been responsible 
                         for what happened at the Alpha Site. 
                         Tokra operatives have orders never to 
                         allow themselves to be taken alive.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What about a sarcophagus.

               
                                     DAD
                         They take special precautions to ensure 
                         that the brain is not left intact. No 
                         revival is possible.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This is all assuming the man wasn't 
                         taken unawares. The system isn't foolproof. 
                         But they won't admit that. The truth 
                         is, I don't think you'll ever find out 
                         for sure who was responsible for the 
                         leak. It could have been the Tokra or 
                         the Jaffa. It could have been both. 
                         Look, I've helped you as much as I can 
                         with this investigation but right now 
                         I'd like to get back to the Alpha Site 
                         and join the search.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I need you here.

               
                                     DAD
                         George I already told you, I'm out of 
                         the loop. They don't trust me anymore, 
                         they think my emotions are clouding 
                         my judgment. Which is a little ironic 
                         considering that I'm wasting all this 
                         time while my own daughter is out there 
                         being hunted by that thing.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We have our best people on this Jacob. 
                         They will find her.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         What am I supposed to do in the meantime?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I just got a report from the Beta Site. 
                         The Jaffa are blaming the Tokra for 
                         what happened. There have already been 
                         several altercations. If I can't get 
                         the situation under control, I have 
                         orders to expel them all. Our alliance 
                         is falling apart. I need someone to 
                         bridge the gap, someone to be the voice 
                         of reason. I need you.
 
               
               Sam spots the UAV in the sky and uses her watch to reflect the 
               sun on the UAV, revealing her position. Just as the sun is catching 
               on her watch, the super soldier sees the UAV, and shoots it down. 
               Sam hides and he walks by her.
 
               
               Not far from Sam's position, Sam is paged thru the radio.

               
                                     RADIO
                         O'Neill

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Go ahead.

               
                                     RADIO
                         A UAV has been shot down in your area. 
                         It's four clicks away on a heading of 
                         three two zero degrees from your present 
                         location.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're on it.

               
               
               Jacob summons M'Zel.

               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Why have you asked me here?

               
               Jacob nods at the guard to leave and he does.

               
                                     DAD
                         You know what's happening at the Beta 
                         site?
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         I do.

               
                                     DAD
                         We need your help to put a stop to it 
                         before it gets out of hand. You're a 
                         leader amongst the Jaffa. They'll listen 
                         to you.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         And what would you have me say? That 
                         they must continue to bear the arrogance 
                         of the Tokra without complaint? That 
                         they must be subservient to those that 
                         would sacrifice so many of their brothers?
 
                         
               
                                     SEL'MACK
                         (Dad bows his head) For thousands of 
                         years, the Jaffa have been dependant 
                         on the Goa'uld because they need symbiotes 
                         to sustain them. But now there is a 
                         substance called Tretonin which can 
                         free the Jaffa from this dependence.
 
                         
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         I'm aware of the significance of Tretonin.
 
                         
               
                                     SEL'MACK
                         Are you also aware that countless millions 
                         of Tokra symbiotes died in its development? 
                         Including our beloved Queen, Ageria? 
                         The Queen from which all our lineage 
                         can be traced.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         I was not.

               
                                     SEL'MACK
                         For the first time, the Tokra have fought 
                         side by side with the Jaffa and the 
                         people of the Tauri and it has made 
                         a difference. More system lords have 
                         fallen in the past seven years than 
                         in the 700 years previous.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         It is true that together we are strong.
 
                         
               
                                     SEL'MACK
                         And divided, we will die.

               
                                     DAD
                         We cannot let the alliance between us 
                         end.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Your words are wise, but my time at 
                         the Alpha Site has taught me some bitter 
                         lessons. I suspect that you do not speak 
                         for all the Tokra.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         No

               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Until the others feel as you do. Reconciliation 
                         may not be possible.
 
               
               Alpha Site

               
               Sam finds the UAV. She MacGyver’s it, removing part of it and 
               taking the missile, placing it on top of the wing.
 
               
               Briefing Room.

               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Gentlemen, we've asked you here together 
                         because we need your help to stop the 
                         situation at the Beta Site from getting 
                         out of hand.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         I'm not sure what you expect the Tokra 
                         to do General. We’ve suffered a number 
                         of unprovoked assaults.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Unprovoked? You refused to help us and 
                         thousands of Jaffa died needlessly.
 
                         
               
                                     DALEG
                         Assassinating Olakon was never an option.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Why not?

               
                                     DALEG
                         We had no way of knowing how many Jaffa 
                         would join the rebels. We could have 
                         been delivering an entire army into 
                         the hands of Anubis.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         They deserved the right to choose. Instead 
                         they were slaughtered.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         We have been fighting the Goa'uld for 
                         thousands of years. You have no right 
                         to question our methods.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Because you were alone for thousands 
                         of years. You have allies now.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         And what good has it done us? In the 
                         few short years we have known the Tauri, 
                         your tendency to provoke direct confrontation 
                         with the Goa'uld has resulted in the 
                         deaths of more Tokra than the previous 
                         100 years combined.
 
               
                                     DAD
                         I hate to admit it George, but he's 
                         got a point. When a human or a Jaffa 
                         dies in battle, more are born to take 
                         their place. The same can't be said 
                         for the Tokra.
 
               
                                     DALEG
                         Our Queen Ageria from whom all Tokra 
                         are spawned is dead. Our numbers are 
                         dwindling. This alliance may simply 
                         be something we cannot afford.
 
               
               The Super Soldier approaches Sam's MacGyver UAV, and she ducks 
               down. Seeing her, he starts firing. She sets off the missile 
               which hits him and explodes. Jack and Teal'c hear the noise and 
               set off running. An exhausted Sam sits on the bank. Looking too 
               much like "Carrie", the Soldier's hand comes up through the dirt 
               and he takes aim. Teal'c and Jack arrive just in time and start 
               firing, to no avail. Sam hides behind a rock and is joined by 
               Jack.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter I need the....

               
               
               She hands him the new weapon.

               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Thank you.

               
               He places it in his gun and fires. Two shots take the soldier 
               out.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Cover him.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Is it?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, he's dead.....Right Teal'c, he's 
                         dead?... (Teal'C kicks the soldier, 
                         then nods) Yeah, he's dead. You wanna 
                         get up?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I just need to rest for a minute.

               
               
               He looks at her as she tries to catch her breath. She looks exhausted.
 
               
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Come here.

               
               He puts his arm around her, and she melts into him, resting her 
               head on his shoulder. The camera pans out on them, and Teal'C 
               is seen looking down on the dead SuperSoldier.
 
               
               Briefing Room

               
                                     DALEG
                         First of all we'd like to congratulate 
                         you on the recovery of Major Carter. 
                         We’re glad to know that she is safe.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you.

               
                                     DALEG
                         I have spoken to the High Council with 
                         regard to the situation at the Beta 
                         Site. The Council believes the best 
                         solution is for the Tokra to leave.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Is that really necessary?

               
                                     DALEG
                         If this partnership were to continue, 
                         you would insist on full disclosure 
                         of all our covert operations, would 
                         you not?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm afraid that's non negotiable.

               
                                     DALEG
                         In that case we must refuse. Secrecy 
                         is our only weapon. It’s all we've ever 
                         known.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         The Jaffa too will be leaving.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I don't understand. With the Tokra gone...
 
                         
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         We are not leaving because of the Tokra. 
                         We are leaving because it is what we 
                         must do. On your base, you dictate the 
                         terms, we must consult you before we 
                         take any action. There are those among 
                         us who feel we simply traded one master 
                         for another.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We're not trying to tell you what to 
                         do. We simply think it's important to 
                         co-ordinate our efforts.
 
               
                                     M' ZEL
                         Unlike the Tauri or the Tokra. The Jaffa 
                         are still learning what it means to 
                         be free. In order to do this we must 
                         have our own bases. Train our own leaders, 
                         build our own communities. We must do 
                         this for ourselves or it would have 
                         no meaning. Only then can we be equal 
                         partners in any alliance.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         I'm sorry, this is nuts! My friend almost 
                         died out there so that we could get 
                         a weapon capable of stopping Anubis' 
                         soldiers. And now we're finally in a 
                         position where we can really make a 
                         difference, and you wanna walk away?
 
                         
               
                                     DALEG
                         I'm sorry Doctor Jackson.

               
                                     M' ZEL
                         This is how it must be.

               
               Infirmary

               
               Sam wakes up to find Jacob sitting there.

               
               
                                     DAD
                         Howdy kid. You were asleep for a long 
                         time. You gave me quite a scare.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm sorry.

               
                                     DAD
                         Jack told me what happened. I'm proud 
                         of you. Look Sam, I may not be able 
                         to come around as much for the next 
                         little while.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What do you mean?

               
                                     DAD
                         Things kind of got screwed up while 
                         you were out there. The alliance is 
                         in trouble.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't understand.

               
                                     DAD
                         You don't need to know the details right 
                         now. Let’s just say we're going our 
                         separate ways for a while. If I stay 
                         with the Tokra, I can at least try to 
                         mend some fences.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You sure?

               
                                     DAD
                         I'm not ready to give up on this just 
                         yet.
 
               
               He kisses her.

               
               
                                     DAD
                         Don't worry, I'll be back eventually.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'll miss you.

               
                                     DAD
                         I'll miss you too. Bye.

               
               THE END

               

Death Knell



Writers :   Peter DeLuise
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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