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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 208

                                        "FAMILY"

                                           By

                               Katharyn Michaelian Powers




               INT SGC GATE ROOM

               
               [The Stargate is spinning into activity.]

               
               FEMALE TECHNICIAN

               (Over PA system)

               Unscheduled incoming traveller.

               
               [SFs pile into the Gate room and take up defensive positions. 
               Hammond and O'Neill are seen through the window rushing to the 
               Command console.]
 
               
               HAMMOND

               There's no one scheduled to return today. Did you get an iris 
               code?
 
               
               FEMALE TECHNICIAN

               Yes, sir we did. From SG-1.

               
               INT SGC CONTROL ROOM

               
               [The Stargate activates as the rest of SG-1 enter the control 
               room. O'Neill seems surprised to see them.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               (To his team)

               Hi. How are ya?

               
               HAMMOND

               The only other person with an SG-1 remote and the signal that 
               goes with it is...
 
               
               TEAL'C

               Tek-mate, Bra'tac.

               
               DANIEL

               But he's not supposed to use it unless it's an emergency.

               
               TEAL'C

               Perhaps he is under attack.

               
               CARTER

               From who? Apophis and Klorel were killed.

               
               HAMMOND

               Open the iris.

               
               [The female technician types in the command on her computer, 
               and the iris opens. SFs raise their weapons while SG-1 look on 
               warily. Momentarily, Bra'tac steps through the Gate and stands 
               at the top of the ramp.]
 
               
               BRA'TAC

               Hammond of Texas, will you give me leave to enter your compound?
 
               
               
               INT SGC CONTROL ROOM

               
               HAMMOND

               You have it, Master Bra'tac. Unit, stand down.

               
               [Hammond and SG-1 leave the Control Room.]

               
               INT SGC GATE ROOM

               
               [O'Neill leads the group into the Gate room to greet Bra'tac. 
               O'Neill approaches him and shakes his hand.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Bra'tac, greetings from Earth.

               
               BRA'TAC

               Hmm! Hasshak.

               
               O'NEILL

               I take it this isn't a...social call.

               
               [Bra'tac moves past O'Neill as he is talking over to greet Teal'c, 
               who is smiling warmly at his friend. They shake hands.]
 
               
               BRA'TAC

               (Solemnly)

               Greetings, old friend. I bring bad news.

               
               TEAL'C

               (Alarmed)

               My family?

               
               BRA'TAC

               Your wife is safe.

               
               TEAL'C

               What of Rya'c?

               
               BRA'TAC

               Your son has been taken...by Apophis.

               
               [Teal'c's face is a filled with fear and outrage as the scene 
               fades.]
 
               
               END TEASER

               
               ROLL OPENING CREDITS

               
               INT SGC BRIEFING ROOM

               [Hammond, SG-1, and Bra'tac have gathered around the table.]
 
               
               
               HAMMOND

               Colonel, your report stated clearly that Apophis was killed on 
               board his ship.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Yes, it did, sir. We saw the thing blow.

               
               CARTER

               Nobody could have survived, sir.

               
               BRA'TAC

               I am told he and Klorel escaped through the on-board Stargate 
               before your explosive devices destroyed the ship.
 
               
               DANIEL

               They must have used those rings things to get to the Gate just 
               after I did.
 
               
               HAMMOND

               What does Apophis gain by kidnapping Teal'c's son?

               
               TEAL'C

               He does not want Rya'c. He wants the Shol'va, the traitor. He 
               wants Teal'c.
 
               
               BRA'TAC

               Teal'c is right. Nearly all the warriors and serpent guards loyal 
               to Apophis died on those two ships. Apophis returned to Chulak 
               in shame.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               He must act quickly to reinstate his power, or the system lords 
               will send another Goa'uld to eliminate him and rule in his place.
 
               
               
               BRA'TAC

               Right now, there is a measure of chaos in Chulak. His guard is 
               weakened. If we use this time wisely, we can rescue the boy.
 
               
               
               HAMMOND

               I can't allow my best people to walk into what is obviously a 
               trap.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Of course it's a trap sir. And in knowing it's a trap, we can 
               avoid it.
 
               (To Bra'tac)

               He's vulnerable right now.

               
               BRA'TAC

               He never will be more so. And I still have a few friends among 
               the serpent guards that Apophis does not know of.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               If we can pull this off, sir, we can grab Teal'c's kid and nail 
               this mother...Goa'uld in one sweep.
 
               
               HAMMOND

               (Pausing, then to Teal'c)

               Teal'c, you originally withheld information about your family 
               because you were afraid it would make you vulnerable. Well, it 
               has. I want this must be the last time. So, Colonel, you have 
               a go. Get Apophis if you can, but the prime directive of this 
               mission is to bring Teal'c's family back to Earth.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Yes, sir.

               
               EXT CHULAK STARGATE

               
               [There are several Jaffa guarding the gate when it activates. 
               A green metal container bounces out of the gate and a couple 
               of cylinders break out of the container. Just as the puzzled 
               Jaffa are approaching to investigate, the canisters release a 
               gas that knocks out the Jaffa. SG-1 and Bra'tac step through 
               the gate wearing gas masks and robes. The Stargate closes and 
               the team guardedly walk through the fallen Jaffa.]
 
               
               EXT CHULAK THE TOWN BUILT INTO THE MOUNTAINS

               
               EXT CHULAK AN ALLEY

               
               [Bra'tac leads them as they sneak along the darkened street.]
 
               
               
               BRA'TAC

               This is our destination.

               
               O'NEILL

               Who lives here?

               
               BRA'TAC

               Drey'auc has offered her new home as a base.

               
               TEAL'C

               But how could she afford such a home?

               
               BRA'TAC

               I do not know.

               
               [Bra'tac moves on, and Teal'c looks at O'Neill. Then, they follow 
               Bra'tac to the door of the house.]
 
               
               INT DREY'AUC'S HOME

               
               [They enter the home and Drey'auc rises to greet them. She sees 
               Teal'c and is stunned and overwhelmed to see him.]
 
               
               DREY'AUC

               Teal'c?

               
               [They embrace.]

               
               DREY'AUC

               I was alone when they came. I tried to stop them.

               
               TEAL'C

               Of this, I am certain.

               
               [From upstairs, a man looks on the group and smiles.]

               
               FRO'TAK

               Teal'c!

               
               [He descends the stairs.]

               
               FRO'TAK

               Master Bra'tac! You are the warriors from the Tau'ri. I have 
               heard much of you.
 
               
               [He stands before them.]

               
               FRO'TAK

               I am Fro'tak of the High Cliffs.

               
               O'NEILL

               Jack of the Windy City. This is Jackson and Carter.

               
               FRO'TAK

               My thanks for your coming.

               
               TEAL'C

               Your presence in the home of my wife is greatly appreciated, 
               Fro'tak.
 
               
               FRO'TAK

               It is my home, Teal'c.

               
               TEAL'C

               It was you who provided shelter for my wife and son.

               
               DREY'AUC

               Teal'c...

               
               FRO'TAK

               I will tell him. When it appeared that you may never return, 
               that you may indeed be dead, Drey'auc had her marriage removed. 
               She is now my wife, Teal'c.
 
               
               [Teal'c reaches out and violently grabs Fro'tak's throat. He 
               struggles against Teal'c. O'Neill rushes in to break things up.]
 
               
               
               O'NEILL

               My God! Hey, knock it off! Come on, come on! Knock it off! Knock 
               it off! You came here for your son. This doesn't help.
 
               
               [Teal'c settles down.]

               
               FRO'TAK

               I wished to be the one to tell you myself, old friend. I am sorry.
 
               
               
               TEAL'C

               (Glaring at Bra'tac)

               How could you not have known this, Bra'tac?

               
               [Bra'tac can only return Teal'c's gaze.]

               
               FRO'TAK

               We will wait outside, and give you time to sort through this...uncomfortable 
               news.
 
               
               [Fro'tak guides Drey'auc out.]

               
               O'NEILL

               (Clears his throat)

               Captain Carter, why don't you go with them? See what you can 
               find out about the kid.
 
               
               CARTER

               Yes, sir.

               
               [She leaves with them, and Bra'tac approaches Teal'c.]

               
               BRA'TAC

               Teal'c, on my word as a warrior, I did not know. If I had, I 
               would have told you before we arrived.
 
               
               [Teal'c turns an walks to the table.]

               
               O'NEILL

               Look, I just want to know if this guy, Fro'tak, can be trusted 
               not to turn us in.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               (Not looking at them)

               Is it not obvious, O'Neill? He cannot be trusted.

               
               O'NEILL

               Well, no offense, Teal'c, but I don't think that assessment is 
               born of a cool head. What do you think, Bra'tac?
 
               
               BRA'TAC

               Fro'tak is one of Teal'c's oldest confidants. Both were my wards 
               in the Bashaak training. He has indicated to me many times that 
               he agrees with my beliefs that the Goa'ulds are false gods.
 
               
               
               O'NEILL

               Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Can he be trusted?

               
               BRA'TAC

               I believe so, yes. But I suggest we keep a close eye on him at 
               all times.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               A better response would be to kill him.

               
               BRA'TAC

               Teal'c! You cannot.

               
               DANIEL

               Teal'c...Look, I know you probably don't want to hear this now, 
               but I think you need to get some perspective on this. Maybe, 
               in a way, you should be thanking him.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               (Turning to face Daniel)

               How can you say that, Daniel Jackson? He has betrayed our friendship.
 
               
               
               DANIEL

               If I recall, last time we were here, you were pretty upset about 
               your family being outcasts, barely surviving in a camp because 
               of what you did. I mean it seems to me they have a better life 
               now.
 
               
               [Bra'tac approaches Teal'c.]

               
               BRA'TAC

               Teal'c, listen to me. If you were dead, would you wish Drey'auc 
               to remain alone forever?
 
               
               TEAL'C

               I am not dead.

               
               BRA'TAC

               In your current situation you may as well be. How long before 
               you return to provide for her?
 
               
               TEAL'C

               You know I cannot answer this.

               
               BRA'TAC

               Yes...as does she. Dr Jackson is right. Fro'tak has high station 
               in Chulak. Thanks to him, your family is no longer outcast.
 
               
               
               O'NEILL

               Teal'c, I know it's tough, but you've got to focus on your boy.
 
               
               
               BRA'TAC

               Before we proceed, give me your word you will not commit Kel 
               Mar Tokeem.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               I give you my word.

               
               BRA'TAC

               Then I will retrieve Fro'tak and your wife, and we will begin 
               planning for the rescue of your son.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Del Mar Hokeem?

               
               DANIEL

               That means something like "revenge by the wearer of horns". Which 
               I'm guessing is a Jaffa term for being a...cuckold.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Hello.

               
               [A tearful Drey'auc enters the house followed closely by Carter 
               and Fro'tak. Teal'c does not face her.]
 
               
               TEAL'C

               We will find Rya'c and bring him home. This I swear.

               
               DREY'AUC

               Thank you, Teal'c.

               
               TEAL'C

               After that is done,

               
               [He turns slowly to face her.]

               
               TEAL'C

               I will never lay eyes on you again.

               
               [Teal'c walks past her and exits the house, leaving Drey'auc 
               in tears.]
 
               
               EXT CHULAK OUTSIDE FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

               
               [Teal'c disgustedly sits on a bench against the wall of the house. 
               Drey'auc, alone, comes out to speak to him. She stands before 
               him.]
 
               
               DREY'AUC

               How dare you judge me and dishonor Fro'tak in his own house after 
               what you have done?
 
               
               TEAL'C

               Woman, be silent.

               
               DREY'AUC

               That is not an answer, Teal'c! You were the one who abandoned 
               us.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               What I did was for the future of my people.

               
               DREY'AUC

               What I have done is for future of our son.

               
               TEAL'C

               Perhaps But why Fro'tak?

               
               DREY'AUC

               Because he was the only one who asked.

               
               TEAL'C

               Do you have love for him?

               
               [She turns her gaze away from Teal'c. Teal'c stands and faces 
               her.]
 
               
               TEAL'C

               Do you have love for him?

               
               DREY'AUC

               (Stares back at Teal'c)

               No, Teal'c. But Rya'c, our son, deserves a better life than the 
               camps. And Fro'tak has offered it to him.
 
               
               [She turns and leaves Teal'c standing there.]

               
               INT CHULAK FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

               
               [Fro'tak is standing as a cabinet at the side of the room. He 
               pulls out a large scroll.]
 
               
               FRO'TAK

               Rya'c is being held in the west wing of the palace where I work.
 
               
               
               [Fro'tak goes over to the table and unrolls it for SG-1 and Bra'tac 
               to look over. Teal'c is standing against the wall.]
 
               
               FRO'TAK

               It is less than 200 paces away. I know it well. I have made a 
               map. This is the main corridor. My place of work is here, in 
               the Hall of Recording. The guarded room is at the opposite end.
 
               
               
               [Teal'c walks over to peer over Fro'tak's shoulder.]

               
               TEAL'C

               There is an entrance near that end utilized only for the changing 
               of the guard. The west wing is the most isolated part of the 
               palace.
 
               
               CARTER

               So we should be able to get in and out pretty quickly before 
               anyone could get there.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               We go as soon as it's dark.

               
               EXT CHULAK THE PALACE

               
               INT CHULAK CORRIDOR OF WEST WING OF THE PALACE

               
               [Bra'tac is walking along the corridor reaches a corner. Spying 
               some guards at the end of the new corridor, he props his staff 
               weapon up against the wall and walks into view of them.]
 
               
               BRA'TAC

               Jaffa, kree! Tel ra nel t'ko!

               
               [The guards leave their post and follow after Bra'tac. Just as 
               they are about to turn the corner, O'Neill, Carter, and Daniel 
               come around and zat them. Teal'c is up ahead and attacks the 
               one guard who remained at post, shooting him with his staff. 
               O'Neill leads the team as they rush ahead. He places some explosive 
               on the door.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Clear!

               
               [Carter pushes a button on the remote detonator and the explosive 
               blows the lock away. O'Neill pushes the door open and Rya'c, 
               who is seated in a chair, bolts out the door and begins running 
               down the hall. Teal'c snags him and tries to turn him around.]
 
               
               
               RYA'C

               Help, guards! Help me!

               
               TEAL'C

               (Turns him around to face him)

               Do not be afraid, Rya'c. You are safe.

               
               RYA'C

               Get away from me! Shol'va!

               
               CARTER

               (Surprised)

               What is he doing?

               
               RYA'C

               Help, Guards! The traitor's here! Help!

               
               [A serpent guard comes around the corner and aims his staff at 
               them.]
 
               
               TEAL'C

               Silence!

               
               [The staff blast explodes on the door next to O'Neill, and Rya'c 
               escapes Teal'c's grasp and runs to more guards who have made 
               their way to the corridor. Teal'c shoots his staff, killing one 
               of the guards.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               We're outta here! Lets go! Lets go!

               
               [R'yac ducks around a corner near the Serpent Guards, and Teal'c 
               looks on helplessly.]
 
               
               BRA'TAC

               Teal'c!

               
               [He grabs Teal'c and drags him after them.]

               
               INT CHULAK FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

               
               [Fro'tak is lighting a fire in the fireplace. Drey'auc is pacing. 
               The front door opens and the five return. They are not happy.]
 
               
               
               DREY'AUC

               (Approaching them)

               What happened? Where's my son?

               
               O'NEILL

               He's all right. We just ran into some problems.

               
               TEAL'C

               It is far worse than that, O'Neill. Rya'c's body lives, but his 
               heart and mind has been destroyed.
 
               
               DREY'AUC

               What are you saying?

               
               TEAL'C

               He is now with Apophis.

               
               BRA'TAC

               The boy was a stranger. A beast!

               
               O'NEILL

               Oh, come on! The kid's brainwashed.

               
               DREY'AUC

               (Angrily)

               You promised...you would bring him home!

               
               TEAL'C

               Hear me, woman. He called me traitor and sought protection from 
               the guards. Apophis is punishing me for my betrayal.
 
               
               DREY'AUC

               (Tearful)

               But he's...just a child. My child!

               
               [Carter looks on uncomfortably.]

               
               [Teal'c moves away from Drey'auc, regret etched in his face.]
 
               
               
               TEAL'C

               You cannot feel more contempt for me than I hold for myself.
 
               
               
               [Slowly, Drey'auc approaches him from behind.]

               
               DREY'AUC

               This was not your doing, Teal'c.

               
               [Suddenly, the Goa'uld communications device activates. Teal'c, 
               Drey'auc, and Fro'tak go over to it.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               What's goin' on?

               
               BRA'TAC

               Apophis is about to address the people of Chulak.

               
               CARTER

               That should be interesting.

               
               [They join Teal'c before the device.]

               
               APOPHIS

               (His image appears on the device)

               People of Chulak, rumours of my defeat are false, spread by traitors 
               who would destroy our world. I bring you the truth, proof of 
               my power to conquer evil and forgive transgression. Witness...my 
               most loyal subject...
 
               (Ry'ac joins Apophis in the viewfinder)

               Rya'c, son of Teal'c!

               
               RYA'C

               (Addressing the audience)

               My father is not a hero. He is evil. He turned away from our 
               god, our people, even his own family. He is a Ha'taaka!
 
               
               [Teal'c looks on disheartenedly.]

               
               APOPHIS

               My people, this Ha'taaka is now among us, here in Chulak. I will 
               give one million shesh'ta to the Jaffa who brings Teal'c to me 
               alive and another million for the heads of those who are with 
               him.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               (Dryly)

               Well, if you've got a price on your head, you're doing your job.
 
               
               
               RYA'C

               The evil ones have my mother. She is their prisoner. Help us 
               save her. My mother is Drey'auc of the Morning Cham'ka Groves.
 
               
               
               [Teal'c's head snaps up at this last statement.]

               
               BRA'TAC

               This was to be expected.

               
               DANIEL

               I don't get that part about us having his mother? I mean no one 
               took Drey'auc.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               (Excitedly)

               You are correct, Daniel Jackson. Rya'c has given me hope. Perhaps 
               my son is not lost to me.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               (Puzzled)

               Where do you get that?

               
               TEAL'C

               He is fighting this brainwashing you spoke of. His last words 
               were a hidden message to me.
 
               
               CARTER

               The thing about us holding his mother?

               
               TEAL'C

               He called her Drey'auc of the Morning Cham'ka Groves.

               
               DREY'AUC

               But I am of the Cord'ai Plains. Rya'c knows this.

               
               TEAL'C

               Only too well. In the past, I have taken him to the Cham'ka Groves 
               to play.
 
               
               DANIEL

               Morning Cham'ka Groves...he wants us to go there in the morning.
 
               
               
               TEAL'C

               He has given us a way to free him.

               
               BRA'TAC

               (Cautiously)

               Teal'c, I know he is your son, but this is a wisdom far beyond 
               his years.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Yeah, I'm kinda with Bra'tac on this one. The boy had a chance 
               to come with us the first time. I kinda think it's wishful thinking, 
               Teal'c.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               (Strongly)

               It is not wishful thinking, O'Neill! My son is strong. He is 
               fighting this brainwashing you spoke of. It has simply taken 
               him this long to win the battle.
 
               
               [There is knocking at the door. O'Neill jumps up to intercept 
               Fro'tak.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Expecting someone?

               
               [Fro'tak sidesteps O'Neill as he heads toward the door. There 
               is more insistent pounding on the door now. O'Neill readies his 
               weapon for firing.]
 
               
               EXT CHULAK THE DOOR OF FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

               
               [Fro'tak opens the door to see several armed Jaffa outside. He 
               walks through the door and closes it behind him.]
 
               
               JAFFA

               We have orders to search for the traitor and his friends.

               
               INT CHULACK FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

               
               [All are looking at the door.]

               
               DREY'AUC

               Hurry! This way.

               
               [Drey'auc shows them into a secret entrance in one of the walls, 
               as O'Neill stands guard.]
 
               
               EXT CHULAK THE DOOR OF FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

               
               FRO'TAK

               The criminals have abducted my wife! It makes no sense that they 
               would be here. You are welcome to enter, but I think Apophis 
               would be very angry that you wasted valuable time searching the 
               home of the victim.
 
               
               JAFFA

               (Angrily)

               This is done by his order!

               (To his subordinates)

               Quickly! There!

               
               [He points and the Jaffa walks through the house. He gets to 
               the entrance in the wall just after O'Neill and the others have 
               closed it behind them. The Jaffa stands near the wall, but sees 
               nothing.]
 
               
               INT FRO'TAK'S HOUSE THE DARKENED HIDING PLACE

               
               [O'Neill and company quietly look on as the Jaffa stands near.]
 
               
               
               INT FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

               
               [The Jaffa signals the other as other Jaffa leave other areas 
               of the house that they've searched. They all return and stand 
               before Fro'tak at the door. For a moment he glares at Fro'tak.]
 
               
               
               JAFFA

               Next house.

               
               [The Jaffa leave, and Fro'tak closes the door behind them. SG-1 
               start to come out of their hiding place, with Teal'c emerging 
               first. Fro'tak approaches them and Teal'c stands before Fro'tak 
               and stare each other down for a moment.]
 
               
               TEAL'C

               Until this moment, Fro'tak, I was not certain you could be trusted.
 
               
               
               FRO'TAK

               We are old friends, Teal'c. I would hope you never lose your 
               trust in me.
 
               
               [O'Neill and Carter exchange wary glances.]

               
               EXT CHULAK FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

               
               INT CHULAK FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

               
               [Drey'auc walks out onto the balcony overlooking the great room 
               and sees Teal'c pacing below. Teal'c turns to see Drey'auc has 
               joined him. Hesitatingly, she approaches him.]
 
               
               DREY'AUC

               I will not sleep either...

               
               [She moves closer and appears to touch Teal'c as he reacts by 
               looking down at his arm.]
 
               
               DREY'AUC

               ...until our son is safe.

               
               [Drey'auc moves closer still, and she and Teal'c begin kissing. 
               Fro'tak appears at the top of the stairs and sees them. Angrily, 
               he turns away.]
 
               
               [Some time later, Fro'tak is sneaking out of the house with his 
               robe slung over his shoulder. He leaves, but O'Neill sees him 
               leave, having staked out the exit from a hiding place.]
 
               
               EXT CHULAK THE PALACE

               
               INT CHULAK THE WEST WING OF THE PALACE

               
               [A Jaffa guard is patrolling the corridor and Fro'tak appears. 
               He sees the guard.]
 
               
               FRO'TAK

               Guard!

               
               [The Serpent Guard approaches him.]

               
               FRO'TAK

               I will lead you to the traitor, Teal'c, and his evil companions.
 
               
               
               [Just then O'Neill walks around the corner and zats the guard 
               twice, surprising Fro'tak. Fro'tak looks at O'Neill, pulls a 
               knife and begins advancing on him.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Don't!

               
               [O'Neill holds up a warning finger, but Fro'tak keeps coming. 
               O'Neill zats him.]
 
               
               FRO'TAK

               (Falling to the ground)

               Jaffa, kree!

               
               [O'Neill leaps upon him, clamping a hand over his mouth.]

               
               O'NEILL

               (Whispering roughly)

               Shut up! It does not have to go down like this! Nice and quiet. 
               Come on.
 
               
               [O'Neill starts to pull Fro'tak up from the floor.]

               
               FRO'TAK

               (Screaming)

               Jaffa!

               
               [O'Neill drops him and zats him again. He looks around and then 
               zats him a third time, and Fro'tak disintegrates. Footsteps can 
               be heard and O'Neill disappears behind a door as three Jaffa 
               arrive to find the Jaffa O'Neill killed.]
 
               
               JAFFA

               Seal off the palace. No one comes or goes!

               
               [They take off as O'Neill peeks out from behind the door.]

               
               INT CHULAK FRO'TAK'S HOUSE

               
               [Teal'c, now in SGC green BDUs, and Drey'auc are sitting together 
               on a settee, his hand resting tenderly on her knee. Bra'tac paces 
               when suddenly, there is a knock at the door. Bra'tac quietly 
               signals everyone to be ready. Carter and Daniel, who have also 
               shed their robes, join Teal'c and Drey'auc behind the shelter 
               of a wall. With their weapons raised, Bra'tac moves to open the 
               door. A serpent guard comes in, helmet on.]
 
               
               BRA'TAC

               (Holding a zat to his side)

               How dare you enter like this! This house has already been searched.
 
               
               
               [He points his weapon at the guard, who leans the staff weapon 
               against a wall.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               (Deactivating the serpent helmet)

               No wonder these guys are always cranky.

               
               [The others come out of their hiding place.]

               
               O'NEILL

               Get me out of this thing.

               
               DANIEL

               (Giving him a hand)

               Jack, where the hell have you been?

               
               [O'Neill looks regretfully at Drey'auc as she approaches.]

               
               DREY'AUC

               What of Fro'tak?

               
               O'NEILL

               (Pausing)

               He left here last night and made a beeline for the palace. He 
               was turning us in. I had to stop him. I'm sorry.
 
               
               BRA'TAC

               I never thought he would betray us.

               
               DREY'AUC

               The fault is mine. I made vows I could not keep.

               
               [She turns away mournfully, while the others watch. Teal'c goes 
               to her and holds her.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               The suns are coming up. Let's get the kid.

               
               EXT CHULAK THE CHAM'KA GROVES

               
               [Rya'c and five Jaffa are walking between trees. We see O'Neill 
               and Bra'tac hiding.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               (Into his radio)

               All right, listen up. This cannot be a firefight. We go CTT, 
               one shot, one kill, my command.
 
               
               [Daniel and Carter listen from their positions as O'Neill continues 
               on his radio.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Take the target nearest your position.

               
               [The Jaffa march ahead of Rya'c, and O'Neill takes aim with his 
               zat.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               (Into his radio whispering loudly)

               Go!

               
               [O'Neill fires his zat, and simultaneously the others fire at 
               the Jaffa. They are taken out and Rya'c looks around, a bit frightened. 
               They all come out of their hiding places and Teal'c rushes to 
               greet him. Rya'c runs to him.]
 
               
               RYA'C

               Father!

               
               TEAL'C

               Rya'c!

               
               [They embrace.]

               
               RYA'C

               I never meant to hurt you, Father.

               
               [Rain pours down as the rest of the team join Teal'c and his 
               son. Teal'c is beaming.]
 
               
               TEAL'C

               Rya'c has returned.

               
               CARTER

               Does anyone besides me think this was just a little too easy?
 
               
               
               DANIEL

               Yeah careful, Teal'c, that was an awfully fast turnaround.

               
               TEAL'C

               My son is strong. His mind has overcome the lies Apophis placed 
               there.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               (Still suspicious)

               Then you won't mind if Carter does a little search.

               
               [Thunder rumbles around them as Rya'c looks at his father. Carter 
               approaches and a disgruntled Teal'c watches as she does a quick 
               pat-down.]
 
               
               CARTER

               I think he's clean, Colonel.

               
               TEAL'C

               If this were not Rya'c returned, this would have been a trap. 
               It was not.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Not yet.

               
               TEAL'C

               Why do you doubt my son?

               
               O'NEILL

               It's my nature, Teal'c. I'm thinking Cassandra here. A little 
               naquadah bomb in the chest, get through the Gate boom!
 
               
               TEAL'C

               My son is Jaffa. The symbiote within him would not allow such 
               tampering.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Is that a fact...or a hope?

               
               TEAL'C

               It is a fact, O'Neill.

               
               O'NEILL

               Well, it's not like we have much choice. Let's get a move on.
 
               
               
               BRA'TAC

               Go directly to the Stargate. I will bring the boy's mother.
 
               
               
               [Bra'tac leaves in a different direction from the others.]

               
               EXT CHULAKIAN STARGATE

               
               [Two guards stand at the gate. SG-1 look on from a rise overlooking 
               the gate.]
 
               
               CARTER

               I don't know, sir. I'm not likin' this one bit. Talk about too 
               easy!
 
               
               [Behind them, Bra'tac and Drey'auc have arrived. Teal'c stands 
               with his son.]
 
               
               DREY'AUC

               Rya'c!

               
               [The boy rushes to his mother and they embrace, as Bra'tac goes 
               on ahead.]
 
               
               RYA'C

               Father's taking us to the Tau'ri!

               
               [Mother and son embrace. O'Neill rises from his position and 
               goes over to them. Bending down, he motions for Rya'c to come 
               close.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Hey, come here. All right, Rya'c...what's the scam here?

               
               [Drey'auc looks at O'Neill.]

               
               RYA'C

               I do not understand.

               
               O'NEILL

               What're you up to? Or better yet...what has Apophis got you up 
               to?
 
               
               RYA'C

               I fooled Apophis.

               
               O'NEILL

               Yeah? Then why the tantrum when we tried to take you the first 
               time?
 
               
               [Bra'tac turns to hear the answer.]

               
               RYA'C

               At the time I was not yet successful in defeating Apophis's control. 
               I am sorry. My mind is not as strong as my father's.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               O'Neill, why can you not accept the possibility that my son's 
               mind was simply too strong for Apophis to control?
 
               
               O'NEILL

               (To Teal'c)

               Come here.

               
               [O'Neill gets up and walks a short distance from Rya'c and Drey'auc.]
 
               
               
               O'NEILL

               Teal'c, I want you to be right, but it just doesn't track. Apophis 
               knows we're here, and there's only two guards at the Gate.
 
               
               
               BRA'TAC

               Apophis has very few serpent guards still loyal to him. In two 
               days, we have killed many of those few. Perhaps he cannot spare 
               more.
 
               
               DANIEL

               O'Neill, even if this is a trick, what are we going to do? Just...stay 
               here?
 
               
               CARTER

               Daniel has a point. I mean, we may as well take advantage of 
               the light guard and at least get through the Gate.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               What about the boy?

               
               TEAL'C

               My son will not harm your world, O'Neill. I give you my word.
 
               
               
               O'NEILL

               Teal'c, I know you mean that. But it might not prove to be that 
               easy.
 
               
               DANIEL

               So what are we going to do, just leave the boy here?

               
               [O'Neill is clearly in a quandary. As he looks upon Drey'auc 
               as she holds her son, he makes a decision.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Bra'tac, stay here with Drey'auc and the boy. We'll clear the 
               way.
 
               
               [SG-1 descend the hill as the Jaffa are turned away. Taking up 
               positions behind one of the boulders surrounding the gate, O'Neill 
               signals the team by hand and all attack at once. Both Jaffa fall 
               to zat and staff fire. When the Jaffa are down, Bra'tac brings 
               Drey'auc and Rya'c, and Daniel dials the gate. Rya'c embraces 
               his father once more.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Let's go. Everybody, move!

               
               [The Stargate activates, and Carter sends the GDO signal.]

               
               CARTER

               Clear.

               (To Drey'auc)

               It's OK. You're perfectly safe. Come on.

               
               [Daniel, Carter, and Drey'auc proceed through the event horizon. 
               Leaving Rya'c with O'Neill, Teal'c goes to Bra'tac.]
 
               
               TEAL'C

               Join us, old friend.

               
               BRA'TAC

               Another time.

               
               TEAL'C

               Once again, I owe you my thanks.

               
               BRA'TAC

               You owe me nothing. You have made an old teacher proud.

               
               [They place a hand on each other's shoulder.]

               
               EXT WORMHOLE TRAVEL

               
               INT SGC GATE ROOM

               
               [Teal'c and Rya'c exit the wormhole. Rya'c looks around in awe. 
               O'Neill finally arrives to see Teal'c, his wife and son hugging 
               at the base of the ramp while the alarm klaxons blare in the 
               background. Armed SFs look on in the background. O'Neill is still 
               suspicious.]
 
               
               INT SGC INFIRMARY

               
               [Fraiser is peering into a microscope. O'Neill and Teal'c stand 
               behind her. She sighs.]
 
               
               FRAISER

               Well, no sign of anything abnormal. Not that I'm exactly an expert 
               in what's normal for a Jaffa his age.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               No sign of a bomb in his belly?

               
               FRAISER

               None. Like Teal'c says, I don't think it would work in a Jaffa.
 
               
               
               TEAL'C

               Now do you see, O'Neill? All is well.

               
               O'NEILL

               Yeah, I hope so, Teal'c. But I still want to keep a guard on 
               him.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               I would do the same.

               
               [He walks over to his son.]

               
               RYA'C

               Father says Tau'ri only has one sun. I cannot wait to see it!
 
               
               
               [Drey'auc laughs. Rya'c turns to his father.]

               
               RYA'C

               When will I be able to see it?

               
               TEAL'C

               It will be a while, my son. You must be patient.

               
               [Rya'c smiles. Drey'auc gets a funny look on her face. Teal'c 
               notices and she pulls Teal'c aside, leaving Rya'c sitting on 
               the infirmary bed as O'Neill looks on.]
 
               
               TEAL'C

               Something troubles you.

               
               DREY'AUC

               Before our son was taken, he was training with Master Bra'tac. 
               He lost two teeth that day. They are no longer missing.
 
               
               [Teal'c grows concerned and O'Neill overhears. Teal'c turns to 
               O'Neill and they exchange a look and O'Neill moves closer to 
               Rya'c.]
 
               
               TEAL'C

               Dr Fraiser?

               
               [She goes over to join Teal'c as O'Neill approaches Rya'c.]
 
               
               
               O'NEILL

               So, um...Rya'c...what kind of food do you like?

               
               RYA'C

               I am not hungry. I wish to see the outside of your world.

               
               O'NEILL

               There's plenty of time for that.

               
               FRAISER

               Colonel?

               
               O'NEILL

               (To Rya'c)

               We'll get to it.

               
               FRAISER

               Rya'c, um...I'm going to take a little blood sample. Then I'll 
               be finished. You'll feel a tiny sting, but that's all.
 
               
               [Rya'c glowers at them suspiciously and suddenly explodes, pushing 
               Janet aside and jumping off the bed.]
 
               
               RYA'C

               No! Ahh!

               
               [Teal'c grabs his son and holds him.]

               
               RYA'C

               You dare touch me, Ha'taaka! I'll kill you all!

               
               TEAL'C

               (Holding Rya'c still, and to Janet)

               Do it quickly.

               
               [Janet injects him in the arm with a sedative. Teal'c and Drey'auc 
               lay Rya'c back on the bed.
 
               
               INT SGC CORRIDOR OUTSIDE A HOLDING CELL

               
               [An SF guards the door.]

               
               INT SGC HOLDING CELL

               
               [Drey'auc and Rya'c are in the cell. Rya'c is lying on a bed 
               and is just regaining consciousness. Drey'auc sits down on the 
               bed and strokes her son's head.]
 
               
               DREY'AUC

               Rya'c...

               
               [He wakes, turns to see her and reacts violently, pushing her 
               away.]
 
               
               RYA'C

               Go away! I hate you!

               
               [He gets up and races to the door, trying the handle, then pounding 
               on it.]
 
               
               DREY'AUC

               Rya'c!

               
               RYA'C

               You cannot stop me!

               
               [Chomps his teeth together...twice. Then he feels his teeth, stunned.]
 
               
               
               DREY'AUC

               They're gone, son.

               
               RYA'C

               (Screaming)

               I hate you! No, I want Apophis! I hate you! I hate you! Let me 
               out!
 
               
               INT SGC BRIEFING ROOM

               
               [A monitor showing Rya'c's tantrum is being viewed by Hammond, 
               SG-1 and Dr. Fraiser.]
 
               
               HAMMOND

               (Walking away from the monitor)

               What the hell almost happened here?

               
               FRAISER

               The teeth were fake, hollow. Inside each tooth we found a different 
               biological organism, sort of like a virus. They both appear to 
               be dormant, harmless, until you combine them. Then they become 
               deadliest thing I've ever seen.
 
               
               CARTER

               If he bit down hard enough to break the teeth the two organisms 
               would begin to combine and multiply exponentially, releasing 
               themselves into the atmosphere.
 
               
               DANIEL

               So that's why he wanted to get outside so badly.

               
               O'NEILL

               Kinda sounds like anthrax.

               
               FRAISER

               This stuff makes anthrax look like a cold virus.

               
               CARTER

               (Referring to a map she has displayed on a computer monitor)
 
               
               It would have taken less than two days for it to spread across 
               North America. Less than a week to spread around the world.
 
               
               
               DANIEL

               And what would it have done?

               
               CARTER

               Killed every living thing on Earth within 24 hours of contact.
 
               
               
               HAMMOND

               There isn't any chance the boy has another device implanted in 
               his body?
 
               
               FRAISER

               X-rays and CAT scans were negative, sir. All the other tests 
               we ran were normal.
 
               
               DANIEL

               OK, so...we're all right. Rya'c is all right. We just have to get 
               his mind back. And how do we do that?
 
               
               CARTER

               Deprogramming.

               
               O'NEILL

               It's...not exactly the kind of thing you want to put a kid through.
 
               
               
               TEAL'C

               From the time of birth all Jaffa are taught to be strong. Rya'c 
               is my son. He can withstand it.
 
               
               INT SGC CORRIDOR OUTSIDE A HOLDING CELL

               
               [Drey'auc stands outside the door looking in. The rest of SG-1 
               are waiting outside as well. Rya'c is heard yelling through the 
               door.]
 
               
               RYA'C

               You cannot keep me here! Return me to Chulak, Ha'taaka! I hate 
               you! You're Shol'va! I hate you! You messed up my life! Return 
               me to Apophis! I hate you! Let me go, you cannot keep me here!
 
               
               
               INT SGC HOLDING CELL

               
               [Rya'c turns from the door to face his father who is with him.]
 
               
               
               RYA'C

               Return me to Chulak, Ha'taaka!

               
               TEAL'C

               We will not.

               
               RYA'C

               Then go away! I wish never to see you again!

               
               [He tries to hit Teal'c with a chair, and Teal'c catches it. 
               Rya'c releases it and walks past him, but Teal'c grabs Rya'c 
               by the arms and turns him to look into his face.]
 
               
               TEAL'C

               Apophis is a false god.

               
               RYA'C

               Apophis is my god.

               
               TEAL'C

               Then who am I, my son?

               
               RYA'C

               The traitor. A vile one.

               
               TEAL'C

               I am your father and I have much love for you.

               
               RYA'C

               My god loves me!

               
               TEAL'C

               If Apophis loves you, why did he ask that you destroy yourself?
 
               
               
               RYA'C

               Let me sleep!

               
               TEAL'C

               Why did Apophis ask that you to destroy yourself?

               
               RYA'C

               You are stupid! I told you, I would not have died.

               
               TEAL'C

               You are flesh and blood as I am, my son. Apophis lied to you.
 
               
               
               RYA'C

               (Pushing Teal'c's hands away)

               You lied! You said you'd come back!

               (Through gritted teeth)

               But you never did!

               
               [Rya'c turns from him and lies down, his back to Teal'c. Teal'c 
               rises, hurt by this revelation.]
 
               
               EXT CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ENTRANCE EVENING

               
               INT SGC HOLDING CELL

               
               [Rya'c goes to the door of the cell and punches it.]

               
               RYA'C

               I must return to Apophis!

               
               TEAL'C

               For what reason?

               
               RYA'C

               Because he loves me and I love him.

               
               TEAL'C

               Rya'c, my son, hear me. You must remember when we were a family. 
               Remember how you loved the satta-cakes your mother made for you? 
               [Rya'c is pacing irritably. He bangs his hand on the table. Drey'auc 
               looks on from the window of the door.] Remember the stories we 
               told by the fire at night, and how we laughed together? Rya'c, 
               my son, that is love.
 
               
               [Rya'c looks contrite from a moment, smiles and walks toward 
               this father only to spit in his face. Rya'c then walks away disgustedly.]
 
               
               
               INT SGC CORRIDOR OUTSIDE A HOLDING CELL

               
               [Drey'auc turns away from the scene, upset. Teal'c comes out 
               of the room, stunned. He sees Carter comforting Drey'auc in an 
               embrace. Drey'auc turns to face Teal'c, and Teal'c approaches 
               her. Fraiser and the rest of SG-1 are also waiting in the corridor.]
 
               
               
               TEAL'C

               He has reason to hate me, which only strengthens the twisting 
               of his mind. Do you know of another way?
 
               
               O'NEILL

               (Pauses, then to Fraiser)

               ECT?

               
               FRAISER

               Maybe.

               
               TEAL'C

               What is this ECT?

               
               CARTER

               Electro-convulsive therapy.

               
               DANIEL

               Whoa! Electroshock? Isn't that kind of...barbaric?

               
               FRAISER

               Actually, it's not so much anymore. It's done under anesthesia, 
               now, in a more controlled way. I just...don't know about using 
               it on a child, or for that matter a Jaffa. It could kill the 
               Goa'uld larva inside him.
 
               
               TEAL'C

               That would kill Rya'c. This ECT...is it similar to a zat'nik'tel 
               discharge?
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Yeah, as a matter of fact.

               
               TEAL'C

               A single zat'nik'tel discharge will not kill a Jaffa of any age, 
               nor the symbiote within.
 
               
               FRAISER

               Might work.

               
               [O'Neill looks at Fraiser and shrugs.]

               
               TEAL'C

               (To Drey'auc)

               It will cause him great pain.

               
               DREY'AUC

               I trust you know what is best.

               
               INT SGC HOLDING CELL

               
               [Rya'c is lying on the bed. Teal'c and Drey'auc enter the room, 
               and Rya'c turns his face away from them. Drey'auc goes over to 
               sit next to her son on the bed. Teal'c squats down by the bed.
 
               
               
               TEAL'C

               Rya'c, you must arise. Your mother is here to help you.

               
               RYA'C

               I hate her. I want Apophis!

               
               TEAL'C

               Forgive me, my son.

               
               [Teal'c stands as does Drey'auc, who can't watch. They stand 
               back and, with much difficulty, he shoots Rya'c with the zat.]
 
               
               
               RYA'C

               Aaagh!

               
               [Rya'c convulses in pain. The rest of SG-1 are seen through the 
               window and are standing around uncomfortably. Rya'c stills, and 
               Drey'auc slowly turns him over and cradles his head in her hands.]
 
               
               
               DREY'AUC

               He barely draws breath.

               
               TEAL'C

               He is in great pain. There is an ancient song you used to soothe 
               him when he was but a baby.
 
               
               [Drey'auc looks at Teal'c then back at Rya'c. Both parents are 
               stroking his head as he struggles though his pain.]
 
               
               DREY'AUC

               (singing)

               Kel ma kree, Sha'shan, Kel na t'ai, Or'intani, Kel han'dai...
 
               
               
               [Through the window, O'Neill approaches the door and looks on. 
               Drey'auc stops, too upset to go on.]
 
               
               RYA'C

               (starts to sing quietly)

               Iti Sha'shan han'dai.

               
               [Drey'auc smiles, overjoyed. Then Rya'c smiles, opening his eyes.]
 
               
               
               RYA'C

               Did you forget, Mother? Where are we, Mother?

               
               [She laughs in happiness. And Rya'c sees his father, and is pleasantly 
               surprised.]
 
               
               RYA'C

               Father! You have returned home?

               
               DREY'AUC

               (Tearfully kissing her son's hand)

               We are not in Chulak, my son.

               
               RYA'C

               But we are with Father?

               
               DREY'AUC

               Yes.

               
               RYA'C

               Then to me, we are home.

               
               [Teal'c is unable to speak. Drey'auc kisses Rya'c, Teal'c takes 
               Rya'c's hand and looks to the door. He gives a small smile and 
               nod to O'Neill returns the nod from the window.]
 
               
               INT SGC GATE ROOM

               
               [Klaxons are blaring and the Stargate is active as Hammond stands 
               at the Command console, his hand on the microphone. The team 
               are in the Gate room.]
 
               
               HAMMOND

               Teal'c, you have a go!

               
               DREY'AUC

               (To the team)

               I must thank you all again.

               (She shakes hands with Carter)

               I would very much like to stay and get to know you better.

               
               DANIEL

               Well, you wouldn't have much of a life here. You'd be virtual 
               prisoners.
 
               
               CARTER

               But you're welcome in the Land of Light and Tuplo's waiting on 
               the other side. They're good people.
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Yep, and they got tons of wide-open spaces where you can play 
               and misbehave.
 
               
               [He hands Rya'c a baseball glove.]

               
               RYA'C

               W-what is it?

               
               [Rya'c puts the glove on his head like a hat, while the others 
               look on, amused.]
 
               
               O'NEILL

               Well, I guess I'll have to come visit and explain a few things.
 
               
               
               [O'Neill takes the hat off his head and puts a ball in it and 
               places them both back in his hands.]
 
               
               TEAL'C

               (To O'Neill)

               I shall return.

               
               [O'Neill nods, and Teal'c and his family turn and walk through 
               the gate and his friends look on. Fade to black.]
 
               
               THE END


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Writers :   Katharyn Michaelian Powers
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