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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 103

                                     "EMANCIPATION"

                                           By

                                Katharyn Michaelian Powers




               The team arrive offworld

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What a mess.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This temple was destroyed long ago.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Let's get a move on before we meet somebody 
                         who remembers why.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         There's no sign of human life.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This could be some forbidden zone.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Wait, I hear something. It sounds like 
                         dogs.
 
               
               
               
               A young man is being chased by some dogs

               
               
               
                                     ABU
                         Help! No! Help! Ahhh!

               
                                     JACK
                         Hey, get out of here!

               
               
               
               The dogs run away

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         You okay?

               
                                     ABU
                         Yes I am. Thanks be to you. But forgive 
                         me I am Abu of the Shavadai.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Shavadai

               
               
               
                                     ABU
                         The people of the steppe.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well hello! I'm Daniel Jackson this 
                         is...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Jack.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack.

               
                                     ABU
                         You are not from the people of the river.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Uh, no.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We are travelers from very far away.
 
                         
               
                                     ABU
                         The sea of Ogada?

               
                                     JACK
                         Sure.

               
                                     ABU
                         Never have we met anyone from that far 
                         away. You will be doubly welcome in 
                         my fathers camp.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         This is Teal'c, and this is Dr. Carter.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The dogs are gone.

               
                                     SAM
                         For now.

               
                                     ABU
                         This is a women.

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, yeah.

               
                                     SAM
                         What do I, do I have something growing 
                         out of my nose, or...
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         He looks really up set. It must be some 
                         sort of cultural thing.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         No! I cannot look at you.

               
                                     SAM
                         Okay, now I'm hurt.

               
                                     MAN
                         Abu!

               
                                     ABU
                         You must take her. You must take her 
                         and go! Go! These people, are from the 
                         sea of Ogada.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         One is a woman?

               
                                     ABU
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Colonel, I think these people are Mongols.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Is this good news?

               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel, find out what I did wrong so 
                         I can fix it.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         No, no, no, let them go.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He's right, will just take her with 
                         us and go.
 
               
               
               
               The man gets out a sword

               
               
               
               Titles

               
               
               
               Jack fires his gun as a warning. Another man approaches

               
               
               
                                     MAN
                         My son, when you did not return, I feared 
                         you were dead.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         I would be in a dogs stomach now, but 
                         for these.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Is this anyway to greet a stranger?
 
                         
               
                                     HORSEMAN
                         That one is a women.

               
                                     JACK
                         Observant bunch.

               
                                     ABU
                         Father, they come from the sea of Ogada, 
                         they do not know our ways.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Law is law. What manner of weapon is 
                         that?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's a firearm, it shoots like your 
                         bow shoots an arrow.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         She speaks, she dies.

               
                                     ABU
                         No! No! She saved my life.

               
                                     MAN
                         A woman, saved a life. Hers cannot be 
                         taken. Now, your my guest, if you will 
                         travel this country, you must learn 
                         our ways.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm thinking we should just go back 
                         while were ahead.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         If we learn there customs will be okay. 
                         It's an incredible opportunity to study 
                         an ancient culture up close.
 
               
               
               
               They arrive at the village. Sam is taken into a tent

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         This is unbelievable. Uh, the Mongols 
                         who settled on the Persian China adapted 
                         to the local customs. But there was 
                         one tribe the Chagatai that kept the 
                         traditional life of the steppe-nomad. 
                         Maybe these Shavadai are their descendents. 
                         I mean this camp could literally belong 
                         to belong to Genghis Khan. It's a living 
                         exhibit of a way of life that's been 
                         extinct for 900 years.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Ah. Please sit, now we may talk.

               
                                     SAM
                         Good, cause I still don't understand 
                         what happened out there.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Among our people, it is death for a 
                         women to show her face in public.
 
                         
               
                                     ABU
                         Or to wear the clothes of a man.

               
                                     MAN
                         The old laws weight heavily, it is well 
                         you saved Abu from the dogs. It gave 
                         me a way to prevent your death.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Thank you for that.

               
                                     MAN
                         Soon, the old laws, and the old ways 
                         will no longer serve us. Trade will 
                         one day replace war this is the future. 
                         We have strongest, fastest horses and 
                         camels. The finest wool...
 
               
                                     ABU
                         And medicines. Drugs of unheard of power.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, we have some pretty swell drugs 
                         of our own.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, a lot of breakthrough in medicines 
                         are coming out of the mountains, and 
                         the jungles, we should really see what 
                         he's got.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         I will show you, follow me.

               
               
               
               Sam starts to follow

               
               
               
                                     MAN
                         I'm afraid you cannot go until properly 
                         attired.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Properly attired?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You should probably do what they want. 
                         Um, anthropologists do it all the time. 
                         They, dress and live the people they're 
                         studying.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, I'm not an anthropologist.

               
                                     JACK
                         You are today.

               
               
               
               They leave without her

               
               
               
                                     ABU
                         I use the medicine on the wound from 
                         a fire arrow, in a recent skirmish. 
                         Shoulder was badly burned. From the 
                         moment I began treatment, there was 
                         no pain.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         This could be an antistatic we haven't 
                         seen before.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We should take some back to test it.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

               
               
               
               They re-enter the tent. Sam is dressed in the local garb

               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel, find me an anthropologist that 
                         dresses like this and I will eat this 
                         head dress.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         You are the most beautiful women I have 
                         ever seen.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I guess the kid doesn't get out much. 
                         Look uh, I will not wear this thing 
                         over my face. I don't care how much 
                         embroidery it has on it. And this dress, 
                         or whatever it's called, I mean I can't 
                         move, I can't walk.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I don't know, It kind of works for me.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's, it's you, it's...

               
                                     JACK
                         It's you.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Definitely you. Uh, uh the good news 
                         is, uh you were right. One of Abu's 
                         plants seems to work as an anesthetic. 
                         Were taking some home to get it anayised.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         All things considered, Samantha, if 
                         we have to come back here, it might 
                         be a better idea to bring an all male 
                         team. No offence.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, in view of the fact that you all 
                         get to go to this party tonight and 
                         I get to stay in the yurt, that smalls 
                         like rancid yak butter, none taken. 
                         I'll just get a good nights sleep, and 
                         hope for better luck next time.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You going to be alright?

               
                                     SAM
                         Still doubting me? I haven't been afraid 
                         of the dark since I was two.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You look great.

               
               
               
               Later that night, Sam is asleep in the tent, when a knife is 
               held to her throat and she is taken
 
               
               Daniel walks into the tent the next morning

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Doctor, were about ready to go.Doctor, 
                         were about ready to..No.
 
               
               .

               Sam is with Abu. They are sitting amongst the tree's

               
                                     SAM
                         You better kill me now, because I am 
                         going to talk.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         Here, you may eat and drink.

               
                                     SAM
                         What the hell do you think your doing?
 
                         
               
                                     ABU
                         There is something I want more then 
                         life itself. Until yesterday I thought 
                         it was impossible. And then I saw you, 
                         dressed like that. And I knew, your 
                         beauty would buy it for me.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What do you mean buy?

               
                                     ABU
                         I will trade you.

               
                                     SAM
                         You can't do that.

               
                                     ABU
                         I can.

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm a human being, not property.

               
                                     ABU
                         Where we are going, the men aren't as 
                         tolerant as my father. Be warned.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Back at the camp. Daniel is in the tent, when Jack walks in
 
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Any signs?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, no one has seen her since last night.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, find Teal'c, I want everybody 
                         geared up and ready to move out in 15 
                         minutes.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, let me talk to Mughal first, this 
                         might be another misunderstanding, cultural 
                         differences.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         The hell with culture, a member of my 
                         team has been neutralized. That's a 
                         hostile act.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         How is it that you always come up with 
                         the worst case scenario?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I practice.

               
               (The old man will now be known as Mughal.)

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I found fresh hoof prints leading out 
                         of the camp.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That's great.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The horse should be identifiable. One 
                         of the hoofs was splayed.
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         The horse belongs to my son, he is also 
                         missing.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Okay dad, what's going on here?

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         I am as ignorant as you.

               
                                     JACK
                         I don't think so. Now he tool Captain 
                         Carter, I want to know why.
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Among the Shaved, women are valued highly 
                         for trade. Foreign women, most of all.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         can you help me track them?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Now that I know what to look for, I 
                         believe so.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         If Abu gives her up peacefully, no one 
                         will get hurt.Right?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We will do our best.

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         I will give you horses, and guide you 
                         myself. My son has betrayed me as well 
                         as you.
 
               
               
               
               Abu takes Sam to another village

               
               
               
                                     ABU
                         Turghan, I bid you welcome. I have come 
                         to trade.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Then come Shavadai. See the son of my 
                         enemy, how he pales in my presence. 
                         You risk your head coming here. For 
                         what, you think this interests me?
 
                         
               
                                     ABU
                         Yes.

               
               
               
               He uncovers Sams face

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't belong to this man, I was abducted 
                         against my will.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Where is she from?

               
                                     ABU
                         The sea of Ogada.

               
                                     SAM
                         My friends will come after me, they 
                         have weapons more powerful then you 
                         can imagine and they won't hesitate...
 
                         
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Silence, or I will have you beaten.
 
                         
               
                                     ABU
                         You may do whatever you wish with her, 
                         when she is yours.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Then I would see her.

               
                                     ABU
                         Turn around.

               
                                     SAM
                         No.

               
               
               
               Turghan places a knife against her throat

               
               
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Slowly.Your skin is very fair. Look 
                         at me! Her eyes are the color of blue 
                         river stones.Sit.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         Are you satisfied?

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Name your price.

               
               
               
               Turghans daughter enters

               
               
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Why do you hesitate? Name it, gold, 
                         horses, weapons. I have the finest metal 
                         craftsmen in the mountains.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         No.

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Well, what then.

               
                                     ABU
                         Nya.

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         You would trade a woman, for another 
                         women?
 
               
                                     ABU
                         Nya is not just another women.

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         No she is my daughter. She will marry 
                         a chieftain. The desert warlord Chimaka.
 
                         
               
                                     NYA
                         Father, please.

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         It is done! Chimaka will come on the 
                         next moon.
 
               
                                     NYA
                         That's three days.

               
                                     SAM
                         How can you do that to your own daughter?
 
                         
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Your beauty will not soften my anger 
                         much longer. The offer of the women 
                         is 300 weights of gold. Take it or die, 
                         either way the women is mine.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         Done.

               
               
               
               Turghan hits Sam

               
               
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Here, a women does not speak, unless 
                         she is spoken to.
 
               
               
               
               The team are tracking Sam and Abu

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They stopped here.

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         To rest the horses, and so must we. 
                         For two marks. If we do not find them, 
                         I will pay whatever you ask for the 
                         loss of Carter.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We can't do that, we don't own our women.
 
                         
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Truly?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, and we heard stories about Shavadai 
                         women, that once they were free, some 
                         were even warriors, fought with there 
                         husband in battles. Mongol women might 
                         have been the legendary Amazons.
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Shhh, we do not speak of it. The laws 
                         for women were made to protect and hide 
                         them from the demons, who brought us 
                         to this place.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Demons?

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         It is only legend, and long time ago, 
                         the dawn of our time.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If the demons are gone, why have not 
                         the laws been changed?
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Some say they will return. I say it 
                         is an excuse for my men to have their 
                         way. Among the Shavadai, even the lowest 
                         man is chief among his women.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Is that why you only have one wife? 
                         To set a type of example?
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         My people see it as a weakness.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Because you love her?

               
               
               
               Back at Turghans camp, Abu is hiding. He goes to see Nya

               
               
               
                                     NYA
                         My father will kill you.

               
                                     ABU
                         Come away with me. Tonight.

               
                                     NYA
                         You know I cannot, now go before they 
                         find you here.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         I have listened to the wind, you will 
                         come. I will wait for you by the tem 
                         tree.
 
               
               
               
               Turghan and Sam talk

               
               
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Now you are Tugai, women of the forest. 
                         What can you do? Can you cook? Spin 
                         weave, make dyes?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm a lousy cook, and I couldn't spin 
                         weave or dye if my life depended on 
                         it. You made yourself a bad deal.
 
                         
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Where you come from, you must have done 
                         something.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         In my world, I am a warrior and a scholar, 
                         I do the work of men.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         A warrior. Let me tell you what I do. 
                         I raid and burn the tents of my enemies. 
                         I slaughter the men and trade the women 
                         and children. For this, I am feared. 
                         And because of that fear, I have the 
                         allegiance of 22 tribes.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         But you have to sell your own daughter 
                         to make it 23?
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         How would you like to be hung upside 
                         down, with dust filled rags stuffed 
                         in your mouth and nostrils? A slow death 
                         from suffocation.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm sorry, I'm sure you know what's 
                         best for her.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         The spirits have brought you here to 
                         teach you, how to be a woman.
 
               
               
               
               Later, Sam is sitting by a fire. Nya arrives and begins to cry, 
               so the other women take her away.
 
               
               
               
                                     GUARD
                         You belong to Turghan!

               
                                     SAM
                         Get your hands off me, let me go!

               
               
               
               Sam is taken to Turghan

               
               
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         What kind of women are you? Do you respect 
                         nothing? Care for no one but yourself? 
                         These were responsible for you, now 
                         because of you, the will be punished.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         No! It was my fault, if you need to 
                         beat a women to feel like a man, try 
                         me.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         I value spirit in my horses, not my 
                         women. You belong to me, you will learn 
                         your place, and be obedient. You will 
                         suffer far worse then a beating.
 
               
                                     NYA
                         I heard what you did for my mother.I 
                         am grateful.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's okay.

               
                                     NYA
                         We are all afraid. If you do not obey, 
                         my father will kill you.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I know.

               
                                     NYA
                         My father's a good man, he never mistreats 
                         a women unless she has done something 
                         wrong.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         There is no excuse to beat a women, 
                         ever.
 
               
                                     NYA
                         He's a powerful warlord! Our women and 
                         children are always protected, always 
                         have food.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How can you defend him, he's packing 
                         you off to marry a total stranger.
 
                         
               
                                     NYA
                         I have no choice, I am not free to choose.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         And you never will be until one of you 
                         say's no.
 
               
                                     NYA
                         I want to say it, will you help me?
 
                         
               
               
               
               SG1 arrive at the camp

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The tracks lead directly there.

               
                                     JACK
                         Who owns the place?

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         An enemy. A man who kills for pleasure. 
                         This is very bad.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well then we will go and get her tonight.
 
                         
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         If we attack, there will be war. Turghan 
                         is allied with 22 clans. When he fights, 
                         he takes no prisoners.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You mean they'd kill all of you?

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Yes. If you will wait until morning, 
                         I will go, and request a trade, he cannot 
                         refuse.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         But what will happen to Dr. Carter tonight 
                         if we wait.
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Turghan will partake in his newest purchase.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, there's not a chance in hell.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         In our land, if a man wants a women, 
                         she can say no.
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         No one refuses, Turghan, and lives.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Then we go now.

               
                                     MAN
                         Stop!

               
               
               
               Sam see's the team

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes! Go, go Nya, go.

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         I paid 300 weights of gold.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Is that a lot?

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Enough to buy ten women.

               
                                     JACK
                         How much are you willing to spend to 
                         get her back?
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         We will offer 350 weights of gold.
 
                         
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         She is difficult. But beautiful. A rare 
                         prize.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Four hundred.

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Four hundred.

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         I may even make her a wife.

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh for crying out loud, 500!Will pay 
                         you back.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Why this one? I have others younger, 
                         fit to bare many sons, enough to start 
                         your own tribe.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         She is a women of power for our people. 
                         Not only a warrior but a...shaman, she 
                         know the spirits of our land. They will 
                         tell her when it's time to plant, when 
                         water will be scarce, Things like that.
 
                         
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         You take me for a fool?

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         He speaks truly. In the land of Ogada, 
                         the women are as ours were long ago.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That and more! Carter is our chieftain, 
                         our people need her.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Get out. You have nothing I want.

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh yeah?

               
               
               
               Jack takes out his gun and shoots at something

               
               
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         Done.

               
               
               
               Outside, Turghan is demonstrating the gun, to his people

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, there are only five more rounds 
                         in that clip, time to go.
 
               
               
               
               They leave the camp. Later that night, Sam is changed back into 
               her uniform
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         What a relief, I have never been so 
                         happy to see you guys.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, sure you have, remember that time 
                         on P3X-595, you drank that stuff that 
                         made you take off..
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We won't get into that now. Mughal, 
                         I want to thank you for your help.
 
                         
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Will leave at first light.

               
                                     SAM
                         I don't blame you for what Abu did, 
                         I don't blame him neither, now.
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         He is suffering the madness, as I did 
                         when I was young.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's what they call love.

               
                                     SAM
                         Ah, got it.

               
               
               
               The next morning, Abu arrives

               
               
               
                                     ABU
                         Please, you must help me.

               
                                     SAM
                         What happened? Where's Nya?

               
                                     ABU
                         She came to me, just like the wind said 
                         she would. But before we could make 
                         our way her father caught us. Now if 
                         you do not help me, she will be stoned 
                         to death. Curse me for the madness, 
                         better to have left her to marry Chimakka.
 
                         
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         I would not see anything I cared for 
                         go to Chimakka.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Can I get a little clarification here? 
                         Her own father ordered her stoned to 
                         death, is that right?
 
               
                                     ABU
                         Because she broke the law of the land.
 
                         
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Turghan is compelled to uphold the law, 
                         even more if it applies to his own. 
                         He must rule by example.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We have to go back, now!

               
                                     JACK
                         Negative.

               
                                     SAM
                         She can't be more then 16 or 17!

               
                                     JACK
                         Captain, if we go in there and try to 
                         get that little girl out, we could be 
                         starting a war we could be starting 
                         a war on this planet.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Since when are you a politician, Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Easy, Captain.

               
                                     SAM
                         De Opresso Liber. To free from oppression, 
                         special forces motto.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I know what it is. That's our world, 
                         this is there's.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Do we have the right to interfere with 
                         there customs or reinterpret their laws?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Maybe you guy aren't getting this, but 
                         they're about to kill this teenage girl! 
                         Simply because she fell in love with 
                         this boy!
 
               
                                     ABU
                         Please, use your weapons, and free her.
 
                         
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         The Colonel is right. It would mean 
                         war, Abu. My son, you must choose, between 
                         one women, and your people.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         I cannot.

               
                                     SAM
                         Neither can I, Nya broke the law because 
                         of me. I can't leave her here to die.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         But if it is one life, or many.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait. Now there has to be another way. 
                         Mughal, what about the old laws? Isn't 
                         there something that we can.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         Yes. If we fight with law, Turghan cannot 
                         make war. Father, please, think, remember, 
                         there must be a law.
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         There is one.

               
               
               
               Back in Turghans camp. Nya is about to be stoned

               
               
               
                                     NYA
                         Father, forgive me.

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         I forgive you. Stone her!

               
               
               
               The team arrive

               
               
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         Do not!

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         You have no say here, Shavadai.

               
                                     ABU
                         Stoning may be challenged. By another 
                         chieftain.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         There is no such law.

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         There is. In the song of Arkan-tyr, 
                         the sprits will strengthen the hand 
                         of the just.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         I will not fight a cripple.

               
                                     MUGHAL
                         You must.

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         You insult my honor by implying that 
                         I would engage in such a slaughter. 
                         You will lose and my daughter will still 
                         die. So unless there is another chieftain 
                         who will challenge my decision.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I challenge it.

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         You? You plague me.

               
                                     SAM
                         Then fight, here's your chance to shut 
                         me up once and for all.
 
               
                                     TURGHAN
                         I will abide by the wisdom of the spirits. 
                         Let them decide justly.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So when your backs up against the wall 
                         and there's no tomorrow, just take one 
                         day at a time, and remember the bigger 
                         they are, etcetera.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You don't think I can win.

               
                                     JACK
                         Sure I do. I assume you have at least 
                         some basic hand-to hand training.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah, level three, advanced.

               
                                     JACK
                         You'll do fine. Just out of curiosity, 
                         how do the sprits determine who wins?
 
                         
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         It is a fight, to the death.

               
                                     JACK
                         Death?

               
               
               
               Turghan gets out a large knife, so Sam is handed a smaller one. 
               A fight ensues, with Sam coming out as the victor.
 
               
               
               
                                     NYA
                         Carter, please do not kill him.

               
                                     SAM
                         I do not want to.

               
                                     NYA
                         You have won, I am free to go with Abu.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I want to hear it from you.

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         She's free to go.

               
                                     SAM
                         And the Shavadai?

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         By law, there can be no war between 
                         us.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         And me?And me?

               
                                     TURGHAN
                         You have won. You are also free to go.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Back in Abu's camp

               
               
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         You will not stay for the weeding?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Aw, a six day weeding, you know we really 
                         should get back.
 
               
                                     ABU
                         It is a joyous time!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         But we all wish you and Nya many years 
                         of happiness, and many sons too.
 
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         All Shavadai, be free!

               
               
               
               The women remove their veils

               
               
               
                                     MUGHAL
                         It is how, you will be remembered, Carter.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The team begin their walk back to the Stargate

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         So you thing this new anesthesia will 
                         be a new miracle drug on Earth?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well if it is, I bet somebody else will 
                         get the credit. We can never say were 
                         it came from.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Damn. Guess I'm going to have to cancel 
                         that Oprah interview.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What is an Oprah?

               
               
               
               THE END
               
               

Emancipation



Writers :   Katharyn Michaelian Powers
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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