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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 805

                                         "ICON"

                                           By

                                     Damian Kindler


                                     Transcribed by 
 
                                    Callie Sullivan



               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 
               eyes.
 
                                     LEDA
                         Itís time.

                                     DANIEL
                         Wait.

                                     LEDA
                         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 
                         that?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Better.

                                     LEDA
                         Your eyes - itís nice to finally see 
                         them.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Leda.

                                     LEDA
                         Welcome back.

                                     DANIEL
                         Where am I?

                                     LEDA
                         Many miles from the city. This house 
                         belonged to my uncle. Weíre safe here.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         The city - I remember being there. Something 
                         terrible happened. (He remembers then.) 
                         Many people died.
 
                                     LEDA
                         Thereís food, if you feel strong enough 
                         to eat.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Itís our fault, isnít it? None of this 
                         would have happened if we hadnít come 
                         here.
 
                                     LEDA
                         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.
 
                                     GUIDE
                         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.
 
                                     GUIDE
                         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.)
 
                                     TOURIST
                         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 
               the group.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Commander Gareth.

                                     GARETH
                         In the name of the people of the Rand 
                         Protectorate, I welcome you. Youíre 
                         Colonel Carter?
 
                                     CARTER
                         This is Tealíc, and Doctor Daniel Jackson.
 
                         
                                     GARETH
                         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.)

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                         
                                     GARETH
                         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.
 
                                     KANE
                         As is the fact that youíre human.

                                     GARETH
                         My chief aide - Jared Kane.

                                     DANIEL
                         Well, believe it or not thereís actually 
                         a good reason for us being human.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Which weíll get to in due time.

                                     GARETH
                         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.
 
                                     CARTER
                         We call it the Stargate, and our people 
                         share the same hope, Commander.
 
                                     GARETH
                         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 
               from it.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I take it the Great Ring is a recurring 
                         motif in your culture.
 
                                     GARETH
                         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.
 
                         
                                     KANE
                         Our history tells of an age when all-powerful 
                         gods ruled our world. The Great Ring 
                         was supposedly the source of their power.
 
                         
                                     GARETH
                         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.
 
                                     LEDA
                         Sorry. I didnít mean to wake you.

                                     DANIEL
                         Itís alright.

               (Leda picks up a small bottle and holds it to Danielís mouth.)
 
               
                                     LEDA
                         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.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you.

                                     LEDA
                         Iíll leave you alone.

                                     DANIEL
                         No - please stay.

               
               TWO MONTHS AGO.

               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Jack, Sam and Tealíc come in. Daniel is already 
               there.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         How did it go with the, uh ...?

                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Let me venture a wild guess: they donít 
                         get along so good.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Sounds depressingly familiar.

                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                                     CARTER
                         And by coming through the Stargate, 
                         we confirmed their beliefs.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Thatís terrible(!) And yet - not our 
                         problem.
 
               
               LATER. Jack is walking along a corridor. Daniel hurries to catch 
               him up.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, you have to let me go back.

                                     OíNEILL
                         If what you say is true, things are 
                         gonna get a little out of hand over 
                         there.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, because of us. If we hadnít chosen 
                         to pay them a little visit ...
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         ... theyíd be far better off, I know. 
                         Daniel, weíre always sticking our collective 
                         noses where they donít belong. Itís 
                         what we do.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Regular contact, no exceptions. The 
                         second things start getting a little 
                         squirly ...
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you. (He turns and walks away. 
                         Jack calls out to him.)
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Daniel! (Daniel turns around again. 
                         Jack holds up a finger.) Squirly.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Squirly.

               
               THE PRESENT. Leda comes into the bedroom and finds Daniel standing 
               at the window.
 
                                     LEDA
                         You shouldnít be standing.

                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, donít let appearances fool you, 
                         I still feel terrible. Leda, everything 
                         youíve done for me ...
 
                                     LEDA
                         ... has been for my own sake as well 
                         as yours. So much has happened. Caring 
                         for you has helped me continue on.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                                     LEDA
                         Jared is away searching for survivors. 
                         He should be back in a few daysí time. 
                         I think it would be best if he answered 
                         your questions.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Jared Kane. Yeah, I remember him - he 
                         was in the bunker as well.
 
                                     LEDA
                         My husband was chief aide to Commander 
                         Gareth.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         ĎHusbandí. ĎWasí.

                                     LEDA
                         He insisted I move here when the fighting 
                         reached the capital. He felt you would 
                         be safest in my care.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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 ...
 
                                     LEDA
                         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.
 
                         
                                     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.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Give me good news, Colonel.

                                     CARTER
                         I wish I could, sir. We met with Soren, 
                         leader of the rebels, but it was less 
                         constructive than weíd hoped.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         How much less?

                                     CARTER
                         We were only allowed to see him for 
                         fifteen minutes.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         After keeping us waiting for several 
                         hours.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Well, important matters of state, no 
                         doubt(!)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Heís managed to unite all the fundamentalist 
                         factions in the Rand Protectorate, which 
                         effectively puts him in control.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         He was most unwilling to allow us to 
                         search for Daniel Jackson.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Before he insisted we leave, he did 
                         promise he would look into the matter 
                         on our behalf. Whatever that means.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Right. What about a UAV?

                                     CARTER
                         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 
                         still alive.
 
               
               SIX WEEKS AGO.

               Daniel and Kane are walking through an underground bunker. Thereís 
               a blue light on the wall.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         And what does blue mean?

                                     KANE
                         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.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         ĎPacifyingí?

                                     KANE
                         Reclaiming our cities from the hands 
                         of religious madmen.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So civil unrest means you go to blue.
 
                         
                                     KANE
                         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.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Whatís going on?

                                     KANE
                         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.)
 
                                     GARETH
                         ... and I promise you, we will share 
                         this technology with you once we fully 
                         understand it.
 
                                     TREYDAN
                         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.
 
                                     GARETH
                         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 
                         same.
 
                                     TREYDAN
                         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 
                         intact.
 
                                     GARETH
                         The citizens of this world are not children. 
                         They just need time to come to terms 
                         with this information.
 
                                     TREYDAN
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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.)

                                     LEDA
                         Any luck?

                                     DANIEL
                         No, nothing yet.

                                     LEDA
                         Youíve been trying for days.

                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                                     LEDA
                         But you think your friends will be able 
                         to hear you.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                         
                                     LEDA
                         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.)
 
               
                                     LEDA
                         How can you be sure Soren and his followers 
                         arenít right? How can you know for certain 
                         that the gods they worship arenít ...
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Benevolent? Because Iíve met more than 
                         a few of them. Trust me, theyíre the 
                         opposite. Theyíre definitely not gods.
 
                         
                                     LEDA
                         Then what are they?

                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                                     LEDA
                         But you said you fought them and won.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah. We got lucky a few times, thatís 
                         all.
 
                                     LEDA
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         You think so? Cos right now, Iím not 
                         so sure.
 
                                     LEDA
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

                                     LEDA
                         To try and help us.

                                     DANIEL
                         For all the good it did.

                                     LEDA
                         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.
 
                                     DAVIS
                         This is Stargate Command calling Doctor 
                         Jackson. Do you read me?
 
               (No response.)

                                     CARTER
                         Can you boost the signal?

                                     DAVIS
                         Weíre at maximum gain, Colonel. (Into 
                         radio) This is Stargate Command calling 
                         Daniel Jackson. Do you copy?
 
               (Jack comes in.)

                                     OíNEILL
                         Anything?

                                     CARTER
                         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 
                         on it.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Anything from SG-9 yet?

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Kane.

                                     KANE
                         Doctor Jackson.

               
               KITCHEN. Leda is bringing food for the men.

                                     KANE
                         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 
                         spot.
 
                                     LEDA
                         Havenít enough people died?

                                     DANIEL
                         I donít think that matters to him. Itís 
                         about continuing the chaos, not peace.
 
                         
                                     KANE
                         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 
                         to Soren.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Kane, what the hell happened that night? 
                         I remember being in the bunker and then 
                         waking up here.
 
                                     KANE
                         It was the end.

               
               FLASHBACK. BUNKER. Daniel walks into the Control Room. Two soldiers 
               seize him by the arms.
 
                                     KANE
                         Iím sorry, Doctor Jackson, you really 
                         canít be in here right now. (He gestures 
                         to the soldiers to let Daniel go.)
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Kane, whatís going on? I heard something 
                         about the Stargate being moved.
 
                                     KANE
                         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 
                         purposes.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         What are the Caledonians doing?

                                     KANE
                         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.)

                                     OFFICER
                         Commander. Minister Treydan for you 
                         on a coded frequency.
 
                                     GARETH
                         Put him through.

                                     TREYDAN
                         Commander Gareth, weíve been monitoring 
                         the situation in your country, and we 
                         are most concerned.
 
                                     GARETH
                         I understand, Minister. However, rest 
                         assured, we are close to reclaiming 
                         vital areas ...
 
                                     TREYDAN
                         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.
 
                                     GARETH
                         That will not happen, I can promise 
                         you.
 
                                     TREYDAN
                         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 
                         into chaos.
 
                                     GARETH
                         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 
                         know ...
 
                                     TREYDAN
                         Except what you deemed advantageous 
                         to your national security.
 
               (Gareth realises that the note is important.)

                                     GARETH
                         One moment, Minister. (He makes a gesture, 
                         and the Comms Officer cuts off the link 
                         to Minister Treydan.)
 
                                     KANE
                         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.)
 
                                     GARETH
                         Minister, forgive me. I must cut our 
                         conversation short.
 
                                     TREYDAN
                         Commander, my intelligence advisors 
                         have just informed me of a massive explosion 
                         near one of your missile facilities. 
                         Is this true?
 
                                     GARETH
                         We are still gathering information. 
                         We will contain the situation ...
 
                         
                                     TREYDAN
                         The time for containment is long past, 
                         Commander. We cannot allow your missile 
                         facilities to fall into Sorenís hands.
 
                         
                                     GARETH
                         Treydan, give us time. This need not 
                         escalate.
 
                                     TREYDAN
                         We are targeting your missile sites 
                         only. If you do not wish a full-scale 
                         war, you will not retaliate.
 
                                     GARETH
                         Treydan!

                                     OFFICER
                         Commander, weíve detected multiple launch 
                         signals from Caledonian positions.
 
                         
               (The map on the wall shows the launches and their projected impact 
               sites.)
 
               
               THE PRESENT. KANE ESTATE. Daniel and Kane are walking in the 
               grounds.
 
                                     KANE
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         And Soren?

                                     KANE
                         He used the chaos to make his move on 
                         the bunker.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Then how did you save me?

                                     KANE
                         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.
 
               
                                     GARETH
                         Kane ... (He gestures towards Daniel. 
                         Kane, clearly reluctant to leave his 
                         post, walks towards Daniel.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         This is insane.

                                     KANE
                         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.)
 
                                     KANE
                         This way!

               (They head deeper into the complex as the firefight continues 
               behind them. They reach a door in a wall.)
 
                                     KANE
                         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.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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.

                                     KANE
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         What happened to Commander Gareth?
 
                         
                                     KANE
                         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 
                         Jackson.
 
               
               SGC. GATEROOM. The Gate is open, and Soren and two aides come 
               through. Jack, Sam and Tealíc are waiting for them.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Howdy, fellas. Welcome to Earth.

                                     SOREN
                         General OíNeill. It is an honour. I 
                         greet you in the name of our great nation, 
                         Avidan.
 
                                     CARTER
                         You changed the name?!

                                     SOREN
                         Avidan speaks more to our peopleís beliefs.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         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.)
 
               
                                     OíNEILL
                         Good choice(!)

               
               KANE ESTATE. Daniel and Kane are in the kitchen.

                                     DANIEL
                         So youíre saying that Soren is still 
                         using the bunker as a command centre.
 
                         
                                     KANE
                         Damage in the city would be too severe.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                         
                                     KANE
                         The bunkerís heavily fortified and I 
                         have only a dozen men under my command. 
                         It would be suicide.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         No, not if we had help. See, if I could 
                         reach my friends on Earth, we could 
                         regain control of the Gate.
 
                                     KANE
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         This isnít about that. My people can 
                         help you.
 
                                     KANE
                         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.
 
                                     SOREN
                         It is obvious you revere the Great Ring 
                         as much as we do, General OíNeill.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Oh yeah! We love the old gal. Quite 
                         possibly for different reasons than 
                         you.
 
                                     SOREN
                         We both seek to defend our peopleís 
                         way of life, do we not, General? To 
                         protect their very existence?
 
                                     TEALíC
                         You do not represent the people of your 
                         world - you merely kill those who believe 
                         differently and would stand against 
                         you.
 
                                     SOREN
                         You speak what is on your mind. I admire 
                         that.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Actually, in your case, heís holdiní 
                         back. Carter?
 
                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     SOREN
                         You cannot truly believe that your friend 
                         is still alive.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Oh, heís a resourceful fella.

                                     SOREN
                         Your offer is most generous, but Iím 
                         afraid we must decline. We are, however, 
                         particularly interested in your weapons 
                         technology.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Your people are facing starvation and 
                         disease.
 
                                     SOREN
                         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 
                         anew.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Yíknow, in these parts, we like to call 
                         that crimes against humanity.
 
                                     CARTER
                         If all you care about is spiritual salvation, 
                         what do you need the weapons for?
 
                         
                                     SOREN
                         The revolution is not yet complete.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         You mean you wanna take over Caledonia 
                         too.
 
                                     SOREN
                         As I said, the revolution is not yet 
                         complete.
 
               
               KANE ESTATE. Leda is hanging out washing as Daniel comes over 
               to her.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Leda, you have to talk to your husband.
 
                         
                                     LEDA
                         And what am I supposed to say to him?
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         That itís not too late to regain control, 
                         to rebuild your country, everything 
                         you told me before.
 
                                     LEDA
                         Daniel, I canít.

                                     DANIEL
                         Why?

                                     LEDA
                         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 
                         future.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Leda, you were right - there is hope. 
                         Donít - donít doubt that, please.
 
                         
                                     LEDA
                         You believe your people can help us.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

                                     LEDA
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Leda ... (He reaches out to touch her 
                         face but she pulls away, realising that 
                         he doesnít feel the same way as she 
                         does.)
 
                                     LEDA
                         Iíll speak to him, Daniel, but he wonít 
                         hear me.
 
               
               SGC. JACKíS OFFICE. Jack, Sam and Tealíc walk in from the Briefing 
               Room.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         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 
               gesture.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I think the fact that he hasnít 
                         left yet could mean heís still willing 
                         to deal.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         He has no need for humanitarian aid. 
                         The chaos in his country has only served 
                         to strengthen his position.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Well, we canít just give up.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Yes, I know that.

                                     CARTER
                         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 ...
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Find it!

                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir.

               
               KANE ESTATE. Leda and Kane are talking.

                                     KANE
                         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.
 
                                     LEDA
                         But what if heís right? What if this 
                         is our best opportunity to defeat Soren?
 
                         
                                     KANE
                         You would have me throw away my life 
                         and the lives of my men so that Daniel 
                         can return to his world?
 
                                     LEDA
                         Itís not about that - itís about rebuilding 
                         our world. His friends can help us do 
                         that. Jared, our people need this.
 
                         
                                     KANE
                         You mean he needs this. Iím not blind, 
                         Leda - I know that you and Daniel have 
                         grown close during his convalescence.
 
                         
                                     LEDA
                         Jared, itís not what you think.

                                     KANE
                         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 
                         answer.) Leda.
 
                                     LEDA
                         I trust him.

               
               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. The meeting between Soren, Jack and SG-1 
               is continuing.
 
                                     SOREN
                         Once order has been established, the 
                         people of Avidan will live differently 
                         than before - simply, humbly, waiting 
                         for our godsí inevitable return.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Yíknow, weíve met these gods upon whom 
                         youíre so hot, and trust me when I tell 
                         you - theyíre not what you think they 
                         are.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         They will reward your worship with enslavement.
 
                         
                                     SOREN
                         You are not the first to try to sway 
                         our beliefs, but I can assure you our 
                         faith is unshakeable.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         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.
 
               
                                     OíNEILL
                         That went well(!)

                                     CARTER
                         Sir, youíd better get up here.

               (Jack and Tealíc go up to the Control Room. The Gate is still 
               open.)
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         What?

                                     CARTER
                         By implementing new spread-spectrum 
                         frequency, hopping into our communications 
                         ...
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Carter, Carter, Carter!

               (Danielís voice comes over the radio.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Helloo? Guys?

                                     CARTER
                         We found him.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Sweet! (Into microphone) Daniel?

                                     DANIEL
                         Jack? Nice to hear your voice.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Likewise. You coming home or what?
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Trying to. As soon as I find my kaltesh.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         What?

                                     DANIEL
                         Err, looks a lot like my riníkalnok. 
                         You know, I lent it to the ... uh ... 
                         for grelíka greenor day.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Heís changed.

                                     CARTER
                         Sir, heís speaking Goaíuld.

                                     TEALíC
                         Riníkalnok means Ďstrategyí. Kaltesh 
                         speaks of a well-known Jaffa battle 
                         tactic - a flanking attack from two 
                         sides.
 
               (Jack pauses for a moment, then clears his throat.)

                                     OíNEILL
                         Yes, Daniel, I remember exactly where 
                         I put it. Any other ... thoughts?
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         No - just that I hope someoneís been 
                         feeding my lorsak while Iíve been away.
 
                         
               
               BRIEFING ROOM.

                                     CARTER
                         Weíve pieced together all the Goaíuld 
                         words Daniel gave us. If Tealícís translations 
                         are correct, heís suggesting a strategy 
                         to retake the bunker.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         He is proposing a co-ordinated attack 
                         against Soren.
 
                                     CARTER
                         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 
                         Daniel.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         He has supplied an estimate of the strength 
                         of Sorenís forces as well as a possible 
                         date and time for the assault.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Our next communication is in five hours. 
                         All we need to do is confirm everything 
                         and, of course, get a go from you, sir.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Alright. Well, not to nitpick or anything 
                         here, T, but are you sure you got it 
                         right?
 
                                     TEALíC
                         I am certain, OíNeill.

                                     OíNEILL
                         OK. Go.

               
               KANE ESTATE. In the house, Jack and Kane are talking.

                                     KANE
                         Fifteen men? Thatís hardly enough.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         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.)

                                     LEDA
                         Jared! A rebel patrol is approaching. 
                         Hide in the cellar.
 
                                     KANE
                         Leda ...

                                     LEDA
                         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.)
 
               
                                     SOLDIER
                         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.)
 
                                     SOLDIER
                         Inspection. Stand aside.

                                     LEDA
                         Please, just tell me what youíre looking 
                         for.
 
                                     SOLDIER
                         Who owns this house?

                                     LEDA
                         I do.

                                     SOLDIER
                         And who else lives here?

                                     LEDA
                         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.)
 
                                     SOLDIER
                         We know loyalist soldiers are in the 
                         area. Collaboration is punishable by 
                         death. (To his men) Search the house!
 
                         
               
               LATER.

                                     SOLDIER2
                         Thereís no-one else here, but we found 
                         some menís clothes and boots.
 
                                     SOLDIER
                         Now, who else lives here?

                                     LEDA
                         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 
                         texts.
 
               (The soldier finally lets go of her arm.)

                                     SOLDIER
                         Thereís nothing here. Letís move. (The 
                         soldiers leave.)
 
               
               LATER. Out in the courtyard, Kane is briefing his men.

                                     KANE
                         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.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         If this works ...

                                     LEDA
                         Youíll be going home.

                                     DANIEL
                         Leda, I w...

                                     LEDA
                         No. Go.

               (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 
               appointed moment.
 
               
               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.
 
                                     AIDE
                         Commander, several posts are no longer 
                         reporting in. Loyalist troops have entered 
                         from the surface and have managed to 
                         take several key sections.
 
                                     SOREN
                         Then take them back.

                                     AIDE
                         We cannot. Theyíve co-ordinated an attack 
                         with help from the offworlders. We are 
                         losing control of the facility.
 
                                     SOREN
                         If youíre suggesting that we evacuate, 
                         think again!
 
               
               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.
 
                                     KANE
                         Cease fire!

                                     CARTER
                         Daniel, you guys OK?

                                     DANIEL
                         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.

                                     AIDE
                         All stations are dark. The loyalists 
                         have us surrounded. They are calling 
                         for our surrender.
 
                                     SOREN
                         Engage them.

               
               CORRIDORS. The loyalists and SG teams approach the entrance to 
               the Control Room. Sam and Kane deploy their troops.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Any chance heíll just surrender?

               (Kaneís look suggests not.)

               
               BUNKER CONTROL ROOM.

                                     AIDE
                         Commander. We are hopelessly outnumbered.
 
                         
               (Soren takes out a pistol and shoots her dead. That gets his 
               staffís attention.)
 
                                     SOREN
                         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.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Drop your weapon. (Soren walks forward, 
                         holding his arms and the rifle out to 
                         the sides.) I said drop your weapon, 
                         now!
 
               (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.)
 
                                     KANE
                         Itís over.

                                     DANIEL
                         I hope so. You may have just made a 
                         martyr.
 
                                     KANE
                         I had no choice. You can return to your 
                         world now.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Kane ...

                                     KANE
                         What happened to us was not your fault.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         I know. We made a promise and we intend 
                         to keep it. Weíll be back to help you 
                         rebuild.
 
               (Kane nods and moves off to secure the Control Room.)

                                     CARTER
                         Daniel, are you ready to go home?

                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

               (The SG teams move away, heading for the Stargate.)

               
               THE END

               

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Writers :   Damian Kindler
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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