Paul Mullie & Joseph Mallozzi
Previously on SG1- Clips from Crossroads, The Serpents Venom,
A mother ship flies towards a planet. It's Vorash.
THE TOK'RA TUNNELS
What is happening?
Defence systems picked up a mothership
We must evacuate immediately.
We have expecting it.
O'Neill, Carter, Daniel, Teal'c and Jacob are ringed down.
Hey kids! We're not parked in a red
zone are we?
Richard Dean Anderson as Colonel Jack O'Neill. Michael Shanks
as Doctor Daniel Jackson. Amanda Tapping as Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge as Teal'c. Don S. Davis as General George Hammond
Carmen Argenziano as Jacob Carter/Selmak Peter Wingfield as Tanith/Hebron
Peter Williams as Apophis
Jack, Teal'c and Jacob are walking through a tunnel.
Tanith was surprised to see us.
Uh huh. We didn't want to give him any
Doesn't suspect you're on to him?
Not that we know of. We'll see soon
Of what do you speak?
Well, thanks to the mothership you're
so graciously lending us.
Not me. Hammond. It was an order remember?
Well anyway, we'll be able to move the
Stargate to a new planet not currently
on the Goa'uld map. We'll finally be
able to ensure the security of a more
permanent Tok'ra base. As useful as
Tanith has been in relaying false information
to Apophis, we can't afford to take
him with us.
What will become of him?
We have a little surprise planned. Shall
They walk into a room.
Colonel O'Neill. Teal'c. Allow me to
welcome you and your team back to Vorash.
High Counsellor Per'sus sends his greetings.
Always a pleasure.
I must say Colonel, I was most intrigued
by your means of arrival.
Yeah, it's a sweet ride. A little rusty
but it's still got zip.
How exactly did a Goa'uld mothership
come into your possession?
Well it was kind of a trade deal.
Chronus gave us his ship and he got
what was coming to him.
Really? Chronus is dead.
Now that we have access to a mothership,
we will be able to move our people and
our Stargate as well and thereby establish
a completely new and secure base.
I don't understand. Why have I been
excluded from such important information?
The Tok'ra did not wish Apophis to be
We've been aware of your duplicity from
the beginning. You deceived and then
murdered the Jaffa Shau'nac. You took
the host Hebron and you've been acting
as a spy amongst us ever since.
You have been used to channel disinformation
to Apophis. He will most be most displeased
when he learns the truth.
This is absurd.
He tries to leave but is surrounded by Tok'ra with zats. He looks
up at Teal'c and his eyes glow.
You will never escape. The System Lords
will hunt you down to the ends of the
He walks off with the guards.
That guy is a living cliché.
Teal'c walks to a cell containing Tanith guarded by two Tok'ra.
I wish to speak to the prisoner.
One of the guards lowers the shield.
I wasn't aware I was allowed guests.
How kind of you to come visit me Teal'c.
My presence here is not motivated by
kindness. I am here to deliver your
sentence as decreed by the Tok'ra High
Death I suppose?
You are to be extracted from the host
Hebron and left behind here on Vorash.
If you are fortunate, you will die before
Apophis discovers how you have been
used by the Tok'ra.
I am sure you would like to kill me
with your bare hands as I did to your
beloved Shau'nac. You of all would appreciate
how much more satisfying it is to see
the fear and pain in the eyes of your
victim as they die.
You took great pleasure in the murder
of Shau'nac. But you must understand
the price you paid. While Apophis was
being diverted by your unwitting deception
the Tok'ra were able to move freely
through Goa'uld territory untouched.
Rescuing stranded agents, freeing captured
allies. Hundreds of lives were saved
by the false information you spread.
The Tok'ra owe you a debt of gratitude
Tanith. Were it not for the relative
ease with which you allowed yourself
to be manipulated, Apophis may have
eliminated the Tok'ra.
All they have done is win a respite.
Inevitabley the Tok'ra/Tau'ri alliance
will fall and so many others.
Not by any action of yours. I will watch
you die like all of the other false
God's whose demise I have witnessed.
Sokar, Seth, Hathor, Heru'er, Chronus.
I am sure they died with more honour
than Shau'nac. She cried out for you
like a baby weeps for it's mother as
I slowly extinguished her life.
You are attempting to goad me into killing
you, thereby avoiding the extraction
process. I understand it to be excruciatingly
painful for the symbiote.
I am far more valuable to you alive
The Tok'ra do not believe so and I am
inclined to agree.
Teal'c walks out of the cell and the shield goes back up.
Jack and Jacob are walking along.
(To a couple of Tok'ra) You'll have
to take that to the secondary cargo
hold, we need to room for the Stargate.
Hey! Don't scuff the walls. (To Jacob)
I want this ship back the way we found
We know Jack. I still don't think it's
really necessary for you to be here.
Sorry, not letting her out of my sight.
My mission is to oversee the relocation
of the Tok'ra base. What's yours again?
Protect Earth's big fat asset. We've
got about a thousand engineers and scientists
just drooling to go through this thing.
You really think that's wise?
Don't start with me Jake.
Remember when you tried to retrofit
a death glider?
Yes I have that memory.
This is a vastly more complicated piece
Which is exactly why we're loaning it
to you in exchange for flying lessons.
You know what I mean. You should really
leave the ship with us.
Not a chance.
This is me talking Jack, Jacob not Selmak.
You have no idea how dangerous this
Hey! We were smart enough to steal it
in the first place, which is more than
the Tok'ra have been able to do.
We don't operate that way.
Well maybe it's time you took a more
direct approach. The Tok'ra have been
around for what, two thousand years?
In all that time how many System Lords
have you taken down?
Oh yeah, things have certainly gotten
better out here since you started killing
Goa'ulds one by one. Lets examine the
results, in each case more warlike Goa'ulds
have stepped in to fill their place,
there's more chaos than ever before.
With the power Apophis now has we are
on the brink of losing any chance of
ever defeating the Goa'uld.
At least we're doing something.
Well we're doing something as well,
maybe our plan is a little more long
term but at least we have one.
Undermine the Goa'ulds individual power
and keep them fighting amongst themselves
until we have a way of eliminating them.
Once and for all.
We're working on it Jack.
He is guarded and starts to talk to the guard.
You think you can save my host Hebron
by separating him from me? I will not
allow you to kill me. Hebron's life
is in my hands. If I am to die he will
die with me.
He closes his eyes and collapses. The guard speaks into a communication
The prisoner just collapsed.
A Tok'ra woman arrives.
Lower the shield. Lower the shield!
We cannot just stand by and allow him
to kill the host.
The guard lowers the shield and goes in. The second guard raises
his zat gun. The first guard takes his pulse.
He's already dead.
A hand then comes up to choke him.
Tok'ra Meeting room.
We've finished loading the supplies
onto the ship. It's time to start transporting
your people up.
We will begin immediately.
An alarm goes off and Jacob runs in.
It's Tanith. He's escaped.
The surface of the planet.
Tanith runs over and starts to dig in the dunes. He pulls out
a tiny long-range communication device that Cordesh used in The
The surface of the planet.
Teal'c is surveying the desert. Jack and a few other Tok'ra are
Tanith could not have escaped through
the Stargate. It has been heavily guarded
the entire time.
Yeah, what by the same guys who were
guarding him in the first place? (He
turns to the Tok'ra) No offence.
He is out here somewhere.
Ahh well he's boned without water.
The symbiote will sustain him for a
I will continue looking.
Keep in touch.
Jack and two Tok'ra move to go back into the tunnels.
So how do you guys know where to stand
The Tok'ra tunnels.
Daniel comes to meet them.
Any sign of him?
Nope, he's still looking.
You guys have been up there for hours
It's a jaffa revenge thing.
Tok'ra meeting room.
Daniel and Jack walk in where Sam and Jacob are seated.
It seems Tanith's been busy. We've received
word from one of our operatives that
Apophis has been given our location.
Guess he's trying to make up for the
last few months.
An attack fleet is being assembled.
How long will it take him to get here?
Less than a day.
We have to speed up the evacuation.
We're gonna send them through the Gate.
I thought we were gonna take `em on
Sam and I have come up with a new plan.
If it works we may be able to wipe out
a significant part of Apophis' fleet
in one shot. This is a sun that Vorash
is orbiting. It's a regular main sequence
star with a core temperature of about
15 million degrees and enough hydrogen
to burn for another five billion years.
We wanna blow it up.
Every star is a delicate balance between
the explosive force of the fusion going
on in it's core which tends to want
to blow it apart and the gravitational
force of it's mass which tends to want
to crush it into a little ball. Now
if we could disrupt that balance by
suddenly removing some of the star's
mass we could create an artificial supernova.
The blast wave would expand at nearly
the speed of light. It would destroy
everything in this system within a matter
Err.. How are we supposed to remove
some of the star's mass?
Well. err. this is going to sound a
little crazy but we dial P3W 451, it's
the planet where we encountered the
Wow. That sounds a little crazy.
We take the Stargate in the mothership
and bring it as close to the sun as
we can. Then we dial the black hole,
enclose the Gate in a force field and
The suns gravity will pull it in, the
force field will disintegrate and stellar
matter will be sucked through that wormhole
like water through a fire hose.
It's likely the Gate won't last long
but we figure it'll be long enough.
Excuse me, but wasn't the Gate on P3W
451 sucked into the black hole a long
Not necessarily. That planet was probably
ripped to pieces but it could take years
for that matter to spiral into the event
horizon especially given the time distortion.
Either way we'll know as soon as we
try to dial out. If we can't make a
connection, we abort the plan and get
the hell out of there.
Well, let me think about this a moment.
You're the one who wanted to take more
direct measures Jack. The Council's
already approved the plan. But it's
your ship, which means it's your call.
Sir, this solar system is completely
abandoned and barren. Apophis' fleet
is on the way. We may never have an
opportunity like this again.
Teal'c is sitting at a table. Daniel walks in.
Hey Teal'c. I've been looking for you.
There's been a change in plans.
I have been informed of Major Carter's
So you understand then that there's
nowhere for Tanith to run? This whole
planet is going to be incinerated.
If all goes according to plan, yes.
Well you don't think we can pull it
I have great confidence in both Selmak
and Major Carter.
Twice I have had the opportunity to
avenge the murder of Shau'nac. Twice
I have let Tanith slip through my grasp.
I have failed Shau'nac.
That's not true. You let Tanith live
so the Tok'ra could use him and it worked.
And now we're about to take down Apophis
and the largest Goa'uld fleet ever assembled.
It will be a great victory.
And knowing what Apophis did to Sha're
would you not trade it all for the opportunity
to crush the life from his throat with
your bare hands?
Well, I'd be lying to you if I said
I'd never thought about it but that
doesn't mean I'd do it, given a more
In the future I will not be capable
of such restraint.
Jack, Daniel and Teal'c are walking down a corridor to the pel'tac.
The last of the Tok'ra have been evacuated
and the Stargate's been loaded into
the cargo bay. We're good to go.
Jack turns and sees the throne.
Setting course for the sun. I'm picking
up the fleet on long range scanners.
At current speed they'll be here in
The timing has to be precise. Once we're
close enough to the sun we'll slow to
5% light speed and release the gate.
That should give us more than enough
time to get away.
How much advance warning is Apophis
They won't be able to detect the Gate
on their screens and they won't know
Vorash is deserted until they're in
orbit. By then it will be too late.
Outside the Cargo Bay of Sg1's mothership.
Jack and Sam go to dial up the Gate.
We're in position. Slowing to 5% light
Cargo bay's gravity generators at maximum.
Initiating remote dialout sequence.
Ready when you are.
(To O'Neill) It worked. The Gate on
P3W 451 is still active. Engaging force
field. (She exhales)
No. I've just never blown up a star
Well they say the first one's always
the hardest. (Sam looks at him) They
Opening the cargo bay doors. Releasing
the clamps. And the Gate is away.
Gate trajectory on course. Alright time
to go. Prepare for hyperspeed.
A goa'uld ship suddenly decloaks and starts firing.
What the hell's that?
Jack and Sam arrive.
What the hell was that?
We're under attack. Teal'c, weapons.
Shields are inoperative.
It can't be Apophis, it's too soon.
Acquiring target. It is an alkesh. A
goa'uld mid range bomber.
It must have been cloaked.
Weapons are charged. Returning fire.
She's too quick. Here she comes again
We've lost main power. Hyperdrive is
down. We're sitting ducks.
Why haven't they finished us off?
They took a direct hit, they might be
just as damaged as we are.
Hey, whose `they' anyway?
I have no idea
Tactical indicators are down.
I have to go check it out.
Hey! Whoa! We've still got an enemy
ship out there.
Sir, when that Gate reaches the sun..
It's not gonna make any difference if
we get blown out of the sky.
What do you want us to do Jack? We have
no weapons or shields.
Gliders. This ship's got gliders right?
Jack and Teal'c launch a glider.
The alkesh has an significant advantage
in both size and armaments.
Hey nice pre-flight there.
However we have superior maneouvrability.
Alright there she is.
Jacob was right. The ship appears to
have been damaged.
Let's put her out of misery. Powering
The ship then flies off.
What the hell?
They appear to have repaired their engines.
Jack? What's happening out there?
They're breaking off.
So let them go.
O'Neill, the ship appears to be heading
We must not allow Tanith to escape.
(To Jacob) Teal'c thinks the ship might
be going to pick up Tanith.
That makes sense Jack. He probably had
his ship waiting in a nearby system
to hold time. That's why they got here
Yeah well seems we're going after him.
It's a jaffa revenge thing.
Sir, you only have a little more than
Ahh Carter relax. We'll be back in plenty
of time. Right Teal'c, we'll be back
in plenty of time? Buddy? Pal? Oh God.
Sam. I'm gonna need your help with the
hyperdrive. Dr. Jackson, you have the
Ahh what, what, what exactly does that
We'll stay in touch.
Target is in range.
Weapons locked. Here we go.
The alkesh starts to fire back.
Tanith walks onto the dunes to await the alkesh. When he see
the fire fight going on he runs.
The glider keeps firing and hits the back of the alkesh which
starts to explode.
Pull up Teal'c. Teal'c pull up!
The alkesh explodes.
Mayday, mayday. We are SO going in.
Jack can you hear me? Jack I'm not reading
you, what's happening? Jack?
Down in the power room of the mothership.
Main power's back on line. Weapons and
shields are operational.
What about the hyperdrive?
The control circuit is fried. The engines
themselves are fine but we'll have to
re route through secondary systems.
Well how long will that take?
We'll have to move fast.
I just got a mayday from Jack.
What's going on?
I don't know, I lost the transmission.
Hang on. (To Jacob) We have to go back
We can't. Not now.
Why not? We have sub light speed.
I know but I'm the only one that can
fly this ship and I have to stay here
and make these repairs.
Well I'll do them.
We're not leaving them behind. You can
talk me through it.
Okay. You can start by pulling out the
The glider has crashed but Jack and Teal'c have got out. They
are climbing up a dune.
The propulsion system and communication
array have been damaged beyond repair.
Ah that's good because according to
my calculations we are roughly in the
middle of nowhere. Give or take.
The cruiser was on its way to pick up
Tanith. Therefore we cannot be far from
the Tok'ra base. If we can make it there,
Major Carter and Daniel Jackson can
ring us aboard the mothership.
You're assuming they're assuming we're
alive and they're coming back for us
Care to make a wager O'Neill?
On which part?
I believe it is this way.
This is SO the last time I help someone
Good the tactical display came back
Yeah, I think we have a problem here.
I figure that flashing wasn't good news,
and the fact that in Goa'uld it says...
It's Apophis. He's here. He's a little
ahead of schedule. The other ship must
have warned him to pick up the pace.
What are you doing?
Yeah, what about Jack and Teal'c?
Apophis' ships are taking up attack
positions around Vorash, he'd destroy
us before we even got close. I'm not
going to abandon them Daniel. We need
to buy more time. If we move around
behind the sun, the fleet won't spot
Ah this is a bad idea. I said that remember.
Remember I said, General this is a bad
I remember O'Neill.
Let the Tok'ra get their own ship I
said. They don't share with us, why
should we share with them?
Yep, that's what I said.
How much time remains before the sun
Huh, oh 45 minutes.
Then at least we have prevented Tanith
Yes, at least we have that.
Two jaffa ring down to meet Tanith.
Apophis sends his greetings and bids
you welcome upon his vessel. He is grateful
for your service.
There may still be one more thing for
which he can be grateful.
Okay, now what?
Replace the last two crystals. The whole
panel should light up and you should
hear a hum.
Humming away. Hyperdrive's on line.
Yeah, should be around here somewhere.
Indeed. The rings are centred here.
So, now what?
Jaffa No.1 shoots Teal'c in the back with a staff weapon. He
falls and Jack runs for cover. Turning he then shoots Jaffa No.
1. Jaffa No.2 shoots Jack with a zat. Jack falls but doesn't
pass out and shoots Jaffa No.2. Jack then sees Tanith standing
by Teal'c and shoots him as the rings take him down with Teal'c.
Sam comes into the pel'tac.
The Stargate just entered the sun.
We only have 27 minutes before it goes
supernova. Why aren't we heading back
Apophis is already there, there's no
way we're gonna get near that planet.
But we have to do something.
Apophis wants the Tok'ra, so let's give
them to him.
You are injured?
I will be fine.
Where are the Tok'ra?
The attempt to stop their ship was thwarted
however I have managed to procure a
gift which will make the journey seem
The shol'va. You have done well.
Remote guidance engaged. Launching gliders.
The gliders are launched.
Lord Apophis. Scanners have picked up
a fleet of gliders moving out from behind
The fleet is on course. They are heading
out of the system. Speed increasing.
He's taking the bait. The fleet is leaving
We are approaching the enemy ships.
My Lord, there are no life signs, the
ships are unmanned.
Sensors are picking up a ha'tak now
approaching the planet.
Less than 4 minutes before the sun begins
Jack, come in. Jack, come in.
Yeah, I'm here. Hey, thanks for checking
Yeah, we had a little trouble avoiding
Apophis' fleet. Are you in position
to be ringed up?
Yeah, I s'pose. I don't know.
Jack if you're not in position.
Daniel just get me the hell out of here
We gotta get out of here.
If my calculation were correct.
The sun goes nova early
Arm the weapons.
Apophis' ships are being wiped out.
SG1 are in hyperdrive.
Suddenly they are thrown out.
What just happened?
We must have caught the tail end of
the blast wave. It knocked us off course.
Jack and Daniel walk in.
Sir. Where's Teal'c?
I'm not sure. I think he's dead.
If Apophis has him.
We have to go back.
That may not be possible Sam. The navigational
computer isn't recognising any of the
star patterns. According to these readings
we've travelled over 4 million light
We're not even in our own galaxy anymore.
Well the explosion must have somehow
affected the subspace window created
by the hyperdrive.
Wait a minute, what are you saying,
we can't get back?
I don't know. The ship isn't normally
capable of going so fast.
It only took us a few seconds to get
Given our current position, and maximum
hyperdrive speed, it's gonna take us
125 years to get back. Long range sensors
are picking up another ship. It's Apophis..
TO BE CONTINUED