In the bedroom of a house somewhere, Daniel is lying in bed with
his eyes covered with bandages and his left arm in a sling. A
woman sits on the bed and reaches for the bandages around his
Itís OK. Just relax. (She gently removes
the bandages. Danielís face is covered
with cuts. He squints against the light.)
Give your vision a moment to adjust
- you havenít used it for a while. Howís
Your eyes - itís nice to finally see
Where am I?
Many miles from the city. This house
belonged to my uncle. Weíre safe here.
The city - I remember being there. Something
terrible happened. (He remembers then.)
Many people died.
Thereís food, if you feel strong enough
Itís our fault, isnít it? None of this
would have happened if we hadnít come
Youíre alive. And considering what youíve
been through, that alone is a miracle.
THREE MONTHS AGO.
On the same planet, in the city that Daniel just referred to,
a guide is taking a group around a museum. They are on a staircase,
and he leads them to a window.
First discovered in the Corillian wastelands
over one hundred and fifty years ago
and the highlight of our antiquities
collection - the Great Ring of Avidan.
(They look out of the window. In the courtyard outside is a Stargate.)
SHORTLY AFTERWARDS. The group has gone downstairs and walks out
into the courtyard.
Researchers estimate the Ring to be
at least several thousand years old,
and while its origin remains a subject
of debate, many believe it was created
by ancient worshippers to honour their
gods. Itís thought that the peculiar
symbols on the Ring itself represent
the names of the gods. However, no-one
has been able to decipher ... (At that
moment, the Gate begins to dial in.)
... exactly what they mean ...
(He trails off and everyone stares in amazement, backing away
nervously - which is a good thing because when the Gate whooshes,
the burst only just misses them. Thereís a long pause while everyone
gazes at the event horizon.)
Is that part of the exhibit?
(A MALP bursts through, beeping and whirring, and bounces down
the steps towards the group. They flatten themselves against
the wall as it approaches.)
SOME TIME LATER (probably several days). The Gate is active again.
A new group of people is waiting. Sam, Tealíc and Daniel come
through and walk down the steps. Sam approaches the leader of
In the name of the people of the Rand
Protectorate, I welcome you. Youíre
This is Tealíc, and Doctor Daniel Jackson.
It is a pleasure to finally meet you
all face to face. But please, come.
We have many questions, as Iím sure
you do as well.
(They start to walk.)
Sorry about scaring the tourists. Weíve
made first contact with a lot of planets
but this is the first time weíve found
ourselves coming out of a museum piece.
One of our artefacts suddenly coming
to life was a little surprising, but
that pales in comparison to its purpose.
It is almost beyond imagining.
As is the fact that youíre human.
My chief aide - Jared Kane.
Well, believe it or not thereís actually
a good reason for us being human.
Which weíll get to in due time.
Colonel, I hope that once we gain each
otherís trust youíll be able to shed
some light on the technology that powers
the Great Ring. It is unlike anything
we have seen before.
We call it the Stargate, and our people
share the same hope, Commander.
Of course, in due time.
(Daniel has noticed that several members of Garethís staff are
wearing a chain around their neck with a silver circle hanging
I take it the Great Ring is a recurring
motif in your culture.
It is simply a reminder of certain traditions
that pre-date our age of enlightenment.
Most people wear them more for the sake
of fashion than for religious belief.
Our history tells of an age when all-powerful
gods ruled our world. The Great Ring
was supposedly the source of their power.
Of course, we know these are merely
legends from our ancient past. However,
the activation of the Ring may well
cause a stir amongst those few who still
follow the old ways.
THE PRESENT. Daniel is lying asleep in bed. Leda wets a cloth
and gently wipes his forehead. He wakes up.
Sorry. I didnít mean to wake you.
(Leda picks up a small bottle and holds it to Danielís mouth.)
For the pain. (She puts her hand behind
his head and lifts it so that he can
drink.) I wish I could give you more
but our medicine is in short supply.
Iíll leave you alone.
No - please stay.
TWO MONTHS AGO.
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Jack, Sam and Tealíc come in. Daniel is already
How did it go with the, uh ...?
Caledonians? Not so well, actually.
My time with the representatives was
severely limited by Rand security forces.
Apparently Gareth had national security
concerns - mainly that weíd tell the
Caledonians too much about the Stargate.
Let me venture a wild guess: they donít
get along so good.
The Rand Protectorate and the Caledonian
Federation have been locked in a state
of cold war for decades. Each nation
has enough weapons to wipe each other
off the face of the planet.
Sounds depressingly familiar.
Thereís actually a third element which
has me a little more concerned - a group
of religious fundamentalists led by
a man named Soren. Now, these people
think that all life on the planet was
created by ancient gods and that these
gods will some day return and reward
them for their faith.
And by coming through the Stargate,
we confirmed their beliefs.
Because the Gate was activated in a
public place, the Rand government has
been unable to prevent the rumours from
spreading. Now, before we made contact
with them, these people were considered
zealots who took the ancient texts too
literally. The Gate being activated
has given them all they need to prove
that they were right all along. Their
numbers will grow.
Thatís terrible(!) And yet - not our
LATER. Jack is walking along a corridor. Daniel hurries to catch
Jack, you have to let me go back.
If what you say is true, things are
gonna get a little out of hand over
Yes, because of us. If we hadnít chosen
to pay them a little visit ...
... theyíd be far better off, I know.
Daniel, weíre always sticking our collective
noses where they donít belong. Itís
what we do.
I could help them understand what theyíre
facing - make them see itís not the
end of the world. If we leave now, who
knows what could happen? We have to
help them. You know that.
Regular contact, no exceptions. The
second things start getting a little
Thank you. (He turns and walks away.
Jack calls out to him.)
Daniel! (Daniel turns around again.
Jack holds up a finger.) Squirly.
THE PRESENT. Leda comes into the bedroom and finds Daniel standing
at the window.
You shouldnít be standing.
Oh, donít let appearances fool you,
I still feel terrible. Leda, everything
youíve done for me ...
... has been for my own sake as well
as yours. So much has happened. Caring
for you has helped me continue on.
Yeah - what has happened exactly? I
mean, uh, I remember being in the bunker
with Commander Gareth, and we were attacked,
and the rest is a fog.
Jared is away searching for survivors.
He should be back in a few daysí time.
I think it would be best if he answered
Jared Kane. Yeah, I remember him - he
was in the bunker as well.
My husband was chief aide to Commander
He insisted I move here when the fighting
reached the capital. He felt you would
be safest in my care.
Yeah. Look, no offence, but Iíve really
gotta get back to my own world, or at
least contact them and let them know
Iím OK, so ...
Trying to reach the Great Ring will
be impossible. Rebel patrols have been
sighted in the area. Even to leave the
estate grounds would be dangerous. Not
to mention the fact that you are far
from healed. You must rest, Daniel.
Leda, what happened to Commander Gareth?
(Ledaís expression tells him that itís not good news.)
SGC. GATEROOM. Sam and Tealíc come through the Gate. Jack is
waiting at the bottom of the ramp.
Give me good news, Colonel.
I wish I could, sir. We met with Soren,
leader of the rebels, but it was less
constructive than weíd hoped.
How much less?
We were only allowed to see him for
After keeping us waiting for several
Well, important matters of state, no
Heís managed to unite all the fundamentalist
factions in the Rand Protectorate, which
effectively puts him in control.
He was most unwilling to allow us to
search for Daniel Jackson.
Before he insisted we leave, he did
promise he would look into the matter
on our behalf. Whatever that means.
Right. What about a UAV?
He wonít give us access to the surface,
plus he claims it would interfere with
their own radio communication systems.
Iím sorry, sir, but at this point we
have no way of knowing if Daniel is
SIX WEEKS AGO.
Daniel and Kane are walking through an underground bunker. Thereís
a blue light on the wall.
And what does blue mean?
Itís our second-highest level of military
alert status. Thereís been civil unrest
in several urban centres across the
country. Over a dozen municipalities
have fallen into the hands of Sorenís
troops. Our forces are in the process
of pacifying those areas as we speak.
Reclaiming our cities from the hands
of religious madmen.
So civil unrest means you go to blue.
Under normal circumstances, no. Unfortunately,
the situation has caused other problems.
(They reach a guarded door. The door revolves and Daniel and
Kane go into the Control Room. Thereís a lot of activity inside
- itís basically a war room.)
Whatís going on?
We were forced to heighten our alert
status to match that of the Caledonians.
(Commander Gareth is talking to Minister Treydan, leader of the
Caledonians, over radio comms.)
... and I promise you, we will share
this technology with you once we fully
You mean once youíve assessed its advantages
to your national security. You have
refused to allow our scientists access
to the Great Ring. You have limited
our access to the offworlders. We do
not feel as much a part of this great
discovery as you do.
And had the Ring been activated on Caledonian
soil, you would have done no differently.
Minister Treydan, I am simply asking
your government for patience. Stand
down your high alert. We will do the
Typically you trust your people too
much, Commander. Caledonia has been
under strict martial law since news
of the offworldersí arrival began to
spread. Our domestic security remains
The citizens of this world are not children.
They just need time to come to terms
with this information.
Soren and his followers have already
seized control of more than a dozen
of your cities. Your people are panicked,
and your country is on the verge of
collapse. I urge you to deal with the
situation in a swift and decisive manner.
Should control of the Rand Protectorate
fall into Sorenís hands, weíll consider
it an act of war.
THE PRESENT. On the Kane estate, Daniel is in a shed or a workshop.
His facial wounds have healed quite a lot. He is speaking into
what looks like a transistor radio set.
This is Daniel Jackson calling Stargate
Command, come in, please. ... This is
Daniel Jackson calling Stargate Command,
please respond. ... This is Daniel Jackson
calling Stargate Command, come in, please.
... This is Daniel Jackson calling Stargate
Command, please respond.
(Leda comes in.)
No, nothing yet.
Youíve been trying for days.
Something seems to be jamming all the
signals Iím picking up. I mean, thereís
people out there but nothing clear enough
for me to respond to.
But you think your friends will be able
to hear you.
Yeah ... thatís kind of a timing thing.
You see, if the Stargateís open theyíll
be able to pick up my signal - if your
Gate isnít buried in rubble, or worse.
Well, while youíre waiting to be rescued,
you could use some fresh air. Do you
think youíre up to it?
(Daniel leaves the radio, and the two of them go for a walk.)
How can you be sure Soren and his followers
arenít right? How can you know for certain
that the gods they worship arenít ...
Benevolent? Because Iíve met more than
a few of them. Trust me, theyíre the
opposite. Theyíre definitely not gods.
Then what are they?
Short form? Theyíre a parasitical race
that steals advanced technology and
rules via fear and intimidation. Has
a penchant for melodrama. Trust me,
if Soren ever actually met one, heíd
be singing a different tune.
But you said you fought them and won.
Yeah. We got lucky a few times, thatís
Thereís hope, isnít there? (Daniel looks
away and doesnít reply.) You think what
happened was your fault, donít you?
From what youíve told me, it was better
that your people activated the Great
Ring than the Goaíuld.
You think so? Cos right now, Iím not
You couldnít have known what was going
to happen. When the fighting began,
you could have gone back to your planet
but you chose to stay.
To try and help us.
For all the good it did.
Daniel, there has been distrust between
our country and Caledonia for generations.
It was only a matter of time before
something set it off. We did this to
ourselves. And since youíve come here,
Iíve begun to think we may have a chance
to undo it, to rebuild.
SGC. CONTROL ROOM. Sam and Walter are sitting at the desk. The
Gate is open.
This is Stargate Command calling Doctor
Jackson. Do you read me?
Can you boost the signal?
Weíre at maximum gain, Colonel. (Into
radio) This is Stargate Command calling
Daniel Jackson. Do you copy?
(Jack comes in.)
Not yet, sir. Weíre picking up a lot
of transmissions from the planet but
none of them are clear enough to tell
if theyíre from Daniel. We think both
sides may have employed radio-jamming
measures just prior to the attack, meaning
any signals coming from outside the
command bunker are a mess. Weíre working
Anything from SG-9 yet?
Yeah, they just reported in. Sounds
like the negotiations are going nowhere,
sir. Soren is still refusing to allow
us to send any teams to look for Daniel.
He said our presence on the planet would
only cause more panic and fear.
Well, OK. Sounds like I should meet
these people myself.
(He walks away. Sam looks worried.)
KANE ESTATE. Daniel comes outside and is grabbed by a soldier
with a gun and pinned against the wall. Jared Kane and some other
soldiers approach. When itís clear that Daniel is meant to be
there, the soldier lets him go.
KITCHEN. Leda is bringing food for the men.
We got as close to what was left of
the capital as we could. Soren and his
troops are conducting full sweeps of
the region, searching for survivors.
Any suspected of remaining loyal to
the old government are executed on the
Havenít enough people died?
I donít think that matters to him. Itís
about continuing the chaos, not peace.
Youíre right. People are too afraid
to fight back. Most of them have already
given up hope. Itís just a matter of
time before they pledge their loyalty
Kane, what the hell happened that night?
I remember being in the bunker and then
waking up here.
It was the end.
FLASHBACK. BUNKER. Daniel walks into the Control Room. Two soldiers
seize him by the arms.
Iím sorry, Doctor Jackson, you really
canít be in here right now. (He gestures
to the soldiers to let Daniel go.)
Kane, whatís going on? I heard something
about the Stargate being moved.
Rebels have seized control of all of
Randís major cities, including sections
of the capital itself. We had the Stargate
moved into the bunker complex for security
What are the Caledonians doing?
Their missile systems are now fully
deployed and primed. As a result, weíve
done the same. It might be best if you
return to your planet now.
(A comms officer turns to Commander Gareth.)
Commander. Minister Treydan for you
on a coded frequency.
Put him through.
Commander Gareth, weíve been monitoring
the situation in your country, and we
are most concerned.
I understand, Minister. However, rest
assured, we are close to reclaiming
vital areas ...
Now is not the time for rhetoric, Commander.
Our reports indicate large elements
of your military are on the brink of
mutiny. Your civil unrest has become
a civil war. Should any of your weapons
systems fall into the wrong hands, no-one
in my country would be safe.
That will not happen, I can promise
Just as you promised our scientists
full access to the Stargate. First you
hide information about the alien device,
and now you deny your country has slipped
We respected the guidelines of our treaty
to the letter. (The Comms Officer hands
a note to Kane.) Our report to you on
the Stargate outlined everything we
Except what you deemed advantageous
to your national security.
(Gareth realises that the note is important.)
One moment, Minister. (He makes a gesture,
and the Comms Officer cuts off the link
to Minister Treydan.)
Rebel forces just detonated a large
explosive device near one of our missile
deployment facilities. As of this moment,
we understand the facility to be compromised.
(Gareth pinches the bridge of his nose, then looks around at
his people. After a moment he nods to the Comms Officer, who
reinitiates the link with Treydan.)
Minister, forgive me. I must cut our
Commander, my intelligence advisors
have just informed me of a massive explosion
near one of your missile facilities.
Is this true?
We are still gathering information.
We will contain the situation ...
The time for containment is long past,
Commander. We cannot allow your missile
facilities to fall into Sorenís hands.
Treydan, give us time. This need not
We are targeting your missile sites
only. If you do not wish a full-scale
war, you will not retaliate.
Commander, weíve detected multiple launch
signals from Caledonian positions.
(The map on the wall shows the launches and their projected impact
THE PRESENT. KANE ESTATE. Daniel and Kane are walking in the
Itís possible the destruction could
have been contained if Sorenís forces
hadnít gained control of one of our
missile sites and launched a counter-attack
on Caledonia. After that, it evolved
into a full-scale war. Within a matter
of days, all our cities were levelled.
From what we can tell, only a fraction
of our population has survived, existing
mainly in outlying areas. As for the
Caledonians, Iíve heard rumours theyíre
trying to rebuild what they can. It
wonít be much. They may have struck
first, but our missile systems were
much more accurate than theirs.
He used the chaos to make his move on
Then how did you save me?
Actually, from what I understand, it
was you who saved me.
FLASHBACK. BUNKER. The map on the screen shows the first missiles
arriving at their targets. The bunker shakes from distant explosions.
Kane ... (He gestures towards Daniel.
Kane, clearly reluctant to leave his
post, walks towards Daniel.)
This is insane.
Sorenís forces are moving in on this
facility. I can get you to the Stargate,
but we have to go now.
(The two of them leave the Control Room. As they approach some
doors, the doors are blown up from the outside. Daniel, Kane
and other security men duck behind some sandbags. Sorenís troops
enter - Kane starts shooting at them and a firefight ensues.
Kane is shot in the leg. Daniel helps him up.)
(They head deeper into the complex as the firefight continues
behind them. They reach a door in a wall.)
Here. Through that door.
(Daniel opens the door and they go in, Daniel closing the door
behind them. Theyíre inside service tunnels. They make their
way through the tunnels, the complex shaking as explosions hit
it, and reach an exit to the outside. Just as they have come
out, thereís a massive explosion nearby.)
Get down! (He pushes Kane down, then
dives to the ground himself just as
debris starts falling all around them.
THE PRESENT. KANE ESTATE GROUNDS.
Loyalist soldiers found us first and
got us out of the city. Your wounds
were much worse than mine. Bringing
you here was the only option.
What happened to Commander Gareth?
He was executed shortly after the bunker
fell. Since he took power, Soren has
set up a provisional government - not
that thereís much of Rand left to govern.
However, we do know he does control
whateverís left of the bunker complex,
including the Stargate. Iím sorry, Doctor
SGC. GATEROOM. The Gate is open, and Soren and two aides come
through. Jack, Sam and Tealíc are waiting for them.
Howdy, fellas. Welcome to Earth.
General OíNeill. It is an honour. I
greet you in the name of our great nation,
You changed the name?!
Avidan speaks more to our peopleís beliefs.
It is from an ancient Goaíuld dialect.
It means Ďthe gods are justí.
(Soren and his aides each put a hand on their chest and bow.)
KANE ESTATE. Daniel and Kane are in the kitchen.
So youíre saying that Soren is still
using the bunker as a command centre.
Damage in the city would be too severe.
Then he hasnít totally consolidated
his power yet, has he? Iím saying that
if we could somehow re-take the bunker,
we would effectively overthrow Soren.
The bunkerís heavily fortified and I
have only a dozen men under my command.
It would be suicide.
No, not if we had help. See, if I could
reach my friends on Earth, we could
regain control of the Gate.
If you could reach them. I know that
youíve been trying to make radio contact
with your planet since you regained
consciousness - without success. I understand
your wish to return to your world but
it simply isnít possible.
This isnít about that. My people can
Like you helped us before? I admire
your passion, Doctor Jackson, but too
much has happened to fix with one heroic
action. We have to accept the fact that
Soren has won. Rand belongs to him now.
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Soren stands at the window looking down at
the Stargate. He turns and walks to the table.
It is obvious you revere the Great Ring
as much as we do, General OíNeill.
Oh yeah! We love the old gal. Quite
possibly for different reasons than
We both seek to defend our peopleís
way of life, do we not, General? To
protect their very existence?
You do not represent the people of your
world - you merely kill those who believe
differently and would stand against
You speak what is on your mind. I admire
Actually, in your case, heís holdiní
Commander Soren, weíre prepared to offer
you aid in exchange for help in locating
Daniel Jackson: food and medical supplies,
plus support personnel to help you stabilise
the situation on your planet.
You cannot truly believe that your friend
is still alive.
Oh, heís a resourceful fella.
Your offer is most generous, but Iím
afraid we must decline. We are, however,
particularly interested in your weapons
Your people are facing starvation and
What has happened to our world is most
unfortunate, and yet vital. Those who
refused to believe needed to be purged
from existence so that we could begin
Yíknow, in these parts, we like to call
that crimes against humanity.
If all you care about is spiritual salvation,
what do you need the weapons for?
The revolution is not yet complete.
You mean you wanna take over Caledonia
As I said, the revolution is not yet
KANE ESTATE. Leda is hanging out washing as Daniel comes over
Leda, you have to talk to your husband.
And what am I supposed to say to him?
That itís not too late to regain control,
to rebuild your country, everything
you told me before.
Daniel, I canít.
Because Iíd be lying. Jared is right
- those of us who were unlucky enough
to live through what has happened will
die soon enough, either through disease
or one of Sorenís purges. There is no
Leda, you were right - there is hope.
Donít - donít doubt that, please.
You believe your people can help us.
And what if you do overthrow Soren,
what then? You simply leave? (Daniel
looks embarrassed, realising Ledaís
feelings for him.) When Jared became
part of Commander Garethís inner circle,
he changed, became remote, distant.
Iíd forgotten what it was like just
to talk to someone. To feel.
Leda ... (He reaches out to touch her
face but she pulls away, realising that
he doesnít feel the same way as she
Iíll speak to him, Daniel, but he wonít
SGC. JACKíS OFFICE. Jack, Sam and Tealíc walk in from the Briefing
Waste of time. Waste.
(Tealíc goes to the seat opposite Jackís desk and sits down.
Jack looks at him, making an Ďoh, please, do sit down!í type
Sir, I think the fact that he hasnít
left yet could mean heís still willing
He has no need for humanitarian aid.
The chaos in his country has only served
to strengthen his position.
Well, we canít just give up.
Yes, I know that.
Weíre continuing to monitor countless
radio signals coming from the planet.
One of them could be from Daniel. If
we can find a way to contact him ...
KANE ESTATE. Leda and Kane are talking.
Iím telling you, Leda, itís madness.
All it will accomplish is to wipe out
any chance we have to mount a unified
resistance in the future.
But what if heís right? What if this
is our best opportunity to defeat Soren?
You would have me throw away my life
and the lives of my men so that Daniel
can return to his world?
Itís not about that - itís about rebuilding
our world. His friends can help us do
that. Jared, our people need this.
You mean he needs this. Iím not blind,
Leda - I know that you and Daniel have
grown close during his convalescence.
Jared, itís not what you think.
Let me speak. If I could live the last
few years differently, Leda, I would;
I would make the time. But we no longer
have the luxury for regrets. I need
to know: do you love him? (Leda doesnít
I trust him.
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. The meeting between Soren, Jack and SG-1
Once order has been established, the
people of Avidan will live differently
than before - simply, humbly, waiting
for our godsí inevitable return.
Yíknow, weíve met these gods upon whom
youíre so hot, and trust me when I tell
you - theyíre not what you think they
They will reward your worship with enslavement.
You are not the first to try to sway
our beliefs, but I can assure you our
faith is unshakeable.
This is not about faith - this is about
a means to power.
GATEROOM. Soren and his aides are escorted in. The Gate is active
and Jack and Tealíc are standing at the bottom of the ramp. Without
a word, Soren and his men go up the ramp and through the Gate.
That went well(!)
Sir, youíd better get up here.
(Jack and Tealíc go up to the Control Room. The Gate is still
By implementing new spread-spectrum
frequency, hopping into our communications
Carter, Carter, Carter!
(Danielís voice comes over the radio.)
We found him.
Sweet! (Into microphone) Daniel?
Jack? Nice to hear your voice.
Likewise. You coming home or what?
Trying to. As soon as I find my kaltesh.
Err, looks a lot like my riníkalnok.
You know, I lent it to the ... uh ...
for grelíka greenor day.
Sir, heís speaking Goaíuld.
Riníkalnok means Ďstrategyí. Kaltesh
speaks of a well-known Jaffa battle
tactic - a flanking attack from two
(Jack pauses for a moment, then clears his throat.)
Yes, Daniel, I remember exactly where
I put it. Any other ... thoughts?
No - just that I hope someoneís been
feeding my lorsak while Iíve been away.
Weíve pieced together all the Goaíuld
words Daniel gave us. If Tealícís translations
are correct, heís suggesting a strategy
to retake the bunker.
He is proposing a co-ordinated attack
We come through the Gate at the same
time as Daniel and Kaneís men enter
from the surface. Iím thinking we take
SGs-3, -6 and -12 as back-up. We go
in hot, secure the Gate, then extract
He has supplied an estimate of the strength
of Sorenís forces as well as a possible
date and time for the assault.
Our next communication is in five hours.
All we need to do is confirm everything
and, of course, get a go from you, sir.
Alright. Well, not to nitpick or anything
here, T, but are you sure you got it
I am certain, OíNeill.
KANE ESTATE. In the house, Jack and Kane are talking.
Fifteen men? Thatís hardly enough.
Look, theyíre some of the best people
on my planet, and theyíre trained for
missions exactly like this. Itíll be
enough, trust me. If weíre gonna do
this, we have to set it up now. Theyíre
waiting for your response.
(Leda hurries in.)
Jared! A rebel patrol is approaching.
Hide in the cellar.
I know what to do.
(Daniel, Kane and his men hide down in the cellar below the kitchen.
Up in the kitchen, Leda pushes a cupboard back into place over
the cellar entrance as a loud banging is heard on the door.)
In the name of Soren, open the door!
(Leda hesitates, too afraid to go to the door. Eventually, the
soldiers open the door themselves and come in.)
Inspection. Stand aside.
Please, just tell me what youíre looking
Who owns this house?
And who else lives here?
No-one. (The soldier grabs her arm roughly,
driving her to her knees. She cries
out in pain.) Youíre hurting me!
(In the cellar, Daniel makes a move towards the steps but Kane
holds him back.)
We know loyalist soldiers are in the
area. Collaboration is punishable by
death. (To his men) Search the house!
Thereís no-one else here, but we found
some menís clothes and boots.
Now, who else lives here?
My husband did. He died last month from
wounds suffered during the bombings.
Please - I only wish to lead a simple
life, as it is written in the ancient
(The soldier finally lets go of her arm.)
Thereís nothing here. Letís move. (The
LATER. Out in the courtyard, Kane is briefing his men.
Once weíre close enough, weíll use the
cityís tunnel systems to get us near
one of the bunkerís access points. After
weíre inside, weíll wait for Doctor
Jacksonís people to make their move,
then we make ours. Understood? (He walks
over to Daniel.) Letís hope your friends
keep their end of the bargain.
(Nearby, Leda is standing and watching. Kane walks over to her
and they share a long look full of regrets and, maybe, promises.
He holds her hand briefly, then walks away. Leda whimpers, trying
to hold back her tears. Daniel goes over to her.)
If this works ...
Youíll be going home.
Leda, I w...
(Daniel nods and walks away.)
TUNNELS UNDER THE BUNKER. Daniel, Kane and his men are making
their way through the tunnels.
SGC. GATEROOM. The Gate is open. The SG teams are geared up and
ready to go. They run up the ramp and wait at the top for the
RAND. Daniel, Kane and his men come out into the bunker complex
through the door that Daniel and Kane used to escape.
SGC. GATEROOM. Sam and Tealíc take the pins out of smoke grenades
and toss them through the Gate.
RAND. BUNKER CONTROL ROOM. Soren and his people are there. A
woman reports to Soren.
Commander, several posts are no longer
reporting in. Loyalist troops have entered
from the surface and have managed to
take several key sections.
Then take them back.
We cannot. Theyíve co-ordinated an attack
with help from the offworlders. We are
losing control of the facility.
If youíre suggesting that we evacuate,
BUNKER. Kaneís men are engaged in a fierce firefight against
Sorenís men. From around the corner, Sam and Tealíc toss more
smoke grenades. The firefight continues until all the bad guys
are taken down.
Daniel, you guys OK?
Yeah, weíre fine.
(The two teams walk towards each other, looking at the large
number of dead bodies that have resulted from the firefight.)
BUNKER CONTROL ROOM.
All stations are dark. The loyalists
have us surrounded. They are calling
for our surrender.
CORRIDORS. The loyalists and SG teams approach the entrance to
the Control Room. Sam and Kane deploy their troops.
Any chance heíll just surrender?
(Kaneís look suggests not.)
BUNKER CONTROL ROOM.
Commander. We are hopelessly outnumbered.
(Soren takes out a pistol and shoots her dead. That gets his
Weíre all here for one purpose - to
honour the will of our gods. In their
names we rose up. In their names we
purged the non-believers. And in their
names we will die if necessary. We will
not dishonour them with cowardice. Now
engage them. (His people hesitate, unsure
whether to obey him or not.) Engage
them! (Still nobody moves.) You question
your faith? I will show you faith.
(He takes a rifle and heads for the door of the Control Room.
It opens and he walks through. Outside are the loyalists and
SG teams, all pointing guns at him.)
Drop your weapon. (Soren walks forward,
holding his arms and the rifle out to
the sides.) I said drop your weapon,
(Soren doesnít move. Kane comes around from behind Sam and shoots
him. He walks over to him and kicks his rifle away. The troops
move into the Control Room, giving commands to the rebels to
drop their weapons.)
I hope so. You may have just made a
I had no choice. You can return to your
What happened to us was not your fault.
I know. We made a promise and we intend
to keep it. Weíll be back to help you
(Kane nods and moves off to secure the Control Room.)
Daniel, are you ready to go home?
(The SG teams move away, heading for the Stargate.)