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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 320

                                  "MATERNAL INSTINCT"

                                           By

                                    Robert C. Cooper




               Off world activation.

               
               Gate activates and the iris closes. Hammond comes down the stairs 
               from the briefing room.
 
               
                                     TECHNICION
                         Receiving GDO transmission. It's special 
                         code 2 sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Open the Iris.

               
               Bra'tac appears supporting an injured Jaffa.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         Please. (nods to injured Jaffa). Help.
 
                         
               
               Shot of Teal'c running of the elevator.

               
               Dr. Fraiser is examining the injured Jaffa.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         He's bleeding internally. We're gonna 
                         have to open him up. Operating room 
                         1 now. Lets move it. Go go go!
 
               
               Several nurses push the gurney out of the room.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Tak'Ma'Ta Bra'tac. Are you in need of 
                         medical assistance?
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         The blood is not mine.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What has transpired?

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         Chu'lak was attacked, by Apophis.

               
               OPENING CREDITS

               
               The briefing room. Teal'c, Bra'tac, Hammond, Daniel, Sam and 
               Jack are all there.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Son of a bitch!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Apophis must have transported off of 
                         Sokar's ship before it exploded.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well somebodyís gotta teach that guy 
                         how to die.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         He controls the army of Sokar, a most 
                         powerful force.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will return with you at once.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         The fight is over Teal'c. The attack 
                         was swift. There was nothing left to 
                         do but try to save the life of young 
                         Moac, my newest apprentice.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Attacking Chu'lak doesnít make sense. 
                         I mean all the Jaffa werenít willing 
                         to oppose the Goa'uld, were they?
 
                         
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         No.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Of course its quicker and easier to 
                         wipe them all out rahter than try to 
                         weed out the traitors.
 
               
               Phone rings.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hammond. I understand. Bra'tac, you 
                         better get down to the OR right away.
 
                         
               
               Camera switches to the injured Jaffa, Moac. Teal'c and Bra'tac 
               enter.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         We've done everything we can.

               
               She gives Bra'tac a look that says Moac isn't going to make it.
 
               
               
                                     MOAC
                         I have failed you.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         No. It is I who have failed you. You 
                         are the bravest Jaffa I have ever trained.
 
                         
               
                                     MOAC
                         I am scared.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         Kla'mel'korak.

               
               Moac dies.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         His body is to be burned.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will see to it personally.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         One day I wish to spread Moac ashes 
                         on the grave of Apophis. But I do not 
                         know if I have the strength to fight 
                         anymore.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Many have died old friend, but their 
                         deaths must not go in vain. Word of 
                         this must spread to all Jaffa.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         Yes. But maybe it is for someone younger 
                         and stronger than I to spread that word.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You are the strongest Jaffa I have ever 
                         known.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         In my 135 years, I have never seen a 
                         Goa'uld turn on those who carry its 
                         kind on this way. He massacred so many 
                         who worshipped him for so long.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps he has done this to show the 
                         system lords how truly powerful he has 
                         become.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         You know well Apophis has weapons that 
                         could have be used from space. There 
                         had to be some other purpose. His armyís 
                         spread through Chu'lak as if...
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         As if they were looking for something.
 
                         
               
               The camera is the on Daniel in his office with Teal'c and Bra'tac.
 
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Harsesis.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Apophis fathered the child with Sha're, 
                         the host of his mate Ammonet. He hoped 
                         to create a new host for himself.
 
                         
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         It is forbidden.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, because the child would contain 
                         all the knowledge of the Goaíuld. Ammonet 
                         hid the boy to keep him safe.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         Of course. The boy would be hunted. 
                         He could be the un-doing of all the 
                         Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         But Apophis also doesnít know where 
                         Ammonet hid him, which is why they were 
                         searching Chu'lak.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC (TO DANIEL)
                         Do you know where this child is?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ah...all I know is that itís a place 
                         called Kehb.
 
               
               Bra'tac turns to Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You have heard of such a place?

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         It is an ancient legend. I did not believe 
                         it really existed.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It has to.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         The Goa'uld fear and despise Kehb. They 
                         forbade anyone of speaking of it long 
                         ago. It is something my father once 
                         spoke of to me. An old tale, about a 
                         place discovered long ago by a few Jaffa, 
                         and kept secret from the Goaíuld. When 
                         they could no longer carry a Primta, 
                         they would make their journey to Kehb. 
                         There the Ko'lak would learn the path 
                         through the darkness, into the next 
                         life.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ko'lak, that means soul, right?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Yes.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         When some of the Goa'uld finally found 
                         out about Kehb, they made their way 
                         there, they did not return, it was forbidden 
                         to speak of ever again. My father enjoyed 
                         telling me this. If the Goa'uld are 
                         truly all-powerful gods, he would say, 
                         how is it that they fear anything?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, it sounds like the perfect place 
                         to hide someone you donít want the Goa'uld 
                         to find...I donít suppose you happen 
                         to know the Stargate address?
 
               
               BRA'TAC- No.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well all I have is some obscure earth 
                         mythology, which indicates that Osiris 
                         once hid there from Seth.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         That story is told among Jaffa. Is that 
                         Osiris hid on one of the planets of 
                         the Lacínaíko?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Whatís that?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         A group of planets thatís resources 
                         have been depleted by mining.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I donít suppose you know any of 
                         the addresses of any of those planets?
 
                         
               
               We see a computer screen full of Stargate addresses.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         There. (Points at screen). Those are 
                         the planets of the Lac'na'ko.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Whatís the red one?

               
                                     SAM
                         We basically have two reference maps 
                         for Stargate addresses. Yellow represents 
                         the cartouche that the Goa'uld left 
                         on Abydos, and the addresses from the 
                         Ancients original map of the Stargateís 
                         is in red. (To Bra'tac) You donít recognise 
                         this address right here?
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         No.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         If the legend is true the Goa'uld never 
                         would have included Kehb on their cartouche.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Well this address is the only planet 
                         in the system that the Goa'uld didnít 
                         included on their map.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We've found it.

               
               In the briefing room, we have a shot of MALP telemetry on another 
               planet, presumably Kehb.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How do we know for sure this is Kehb?
 
                         
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         The story I have heard says Kehb is 
                         an untouched wilderness with great mountains, 
                         with a single temple in a valley distant 
                         from the Stargate.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         If the Goa'uld are scared of Kehb that 
                         would explain why they have never mined 
                         this planet.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If Ammonet thought to hide the Harsesis 
                         on Kehb, then Apophis would presume 
                         so.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well scary stories or not Apophis is 
                         just nuts enough to go, Id like some 
                         back up on this one Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         SG-2 will accompany you.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         As will I.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Lets just hope we're first.

               
               On Kehb.

               
               JACK- Check in every 30 minutes.

               
                                     MAJOR COBURN
                         Yes sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Hold down the fort Major.

               
                                     MAHOR COBURN
                         Yes sir.

               
               SG-1 and Bra'tac leave, SG-2 guard the gate.

               
                                     LATER
                         Teal'c and Bra'tac are studying some 
                         footprints on the ground.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What ya got?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         A group of Jaffa passed through here 
                         recently. Six.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         Eight.

               
                                     JACK
                         So, not the first.

               
               Even later...

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You have been unusually silent Master 
                         Bra'tac.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         There is not much time left before I 
                         can no longer carry a Primta.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         When that time comes, I will have to 
                         decide what to do.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         If this truly is Kehb, that time may 
                         be upon is both.
 
               
               They stop, having seen more markings on the ground.

               
                                     JACK
                         What is it?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Six of the Jaffa stopped here.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         Two went on ahead. They returned with 
                         another. A woman.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How do ya know that?

               
               TEALíC- Here. The third of the prints are small and light. The 
               shoe are an open toed sandal worn by Jaffa women.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         When they all met up again there was 
                         a struggle. Then they headed into the 
                         forest. Each print is spread wide, they 
                         were running.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Heís good.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Extremely.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         The woman may be the priestess entrusted 
                         with the child.
 
               
               They walk on.

               
               Next shot is in the forest.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Smell that?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah.

               
               He goes to look behind a bush and a bird flies out, startling 
               them both.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter?

               
                                     SAM
                         Its ok sir, its just a bird.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, look.

               
               There are the burned bodies of Jaffa behind the bush.

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Or maybe some kind of...

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have never before seen a weapon that 
                         could do such a thing.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Weapon.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         Over here.

               
               He has found the body of the priestess.

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         She was shot in the back as she fled.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I counted eight bodies...total.

               
                                     JACK
                         So, what happened here?

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         The priestess was being escorted back 
                         to the Stargate by two of the Jaffa. 
                         When they met the others she realised 
                         she was in danger. She attempted to 
                         flee. They chased her and shot her, 
                         then someone or something attacked them.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         You canít know that for sure.

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         I am quite certain.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What about the child?

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         She carried the child.

               
                                     JACK
                         Come on. How can you know that?

               
                                     TEALíC
                         Her hands are not bound.

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         Yes, and they shot low.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         And what happened to the boy?

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         That I cannot guess.

               
               Later...

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         The priestess died more than two days 
                         ago. When his Jaffa did not return the 
                         Harsesis, Apophis should have sent more.
 
                         
               
                                     TEALíC
                         Perhaps many more.

               
                                     JACK
                         Kehb?

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         Kehb.

               
               Shot of temple.

               
               At the temple...

               
                                     SAM
                         No welcoming party.

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, someoneís been reading Martha 
                         Stewart.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Probably inside (taking off his pack)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack?

               
                                     JACK
                         What ya doin?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, something about this place tells 
                         me we shouldnít ruch in there guns a 
                         blazin.
 
               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         Heís right. This is sacred ground.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I-sh. (to Tealíc, Sam and Braítac) Wait 
                         here.
 
               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         I have dreamed of finding this place 
                         twice as long as you have been alive. 
                         I will accompany you.
 
               
               Daniel, Jack and Braítac go inside the temple. They look around 
               a little but there appears to be no one there.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey! Woah!

               
               A monk guy appears.

               
                                     JACK
                         Whereíd you come from?

               
                                     MONK
                         I have been here for some time.

               
                                     JACK
                         No, you werenít here when we just came 
                         in.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         Here is everywhere you are.

               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Um, hello. Iím Daniel Jackson and this 
                         is Jack OíNeill. And this is Braítac, 
                         weíre peaceful explorers from a place 
                         called earth.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         Do you seek oneness with the Sala?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Sala, I know that word. It sounds 
                         tribal, African maybe.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         The Sala is everything, everywhere.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Nature. It means, nature.

               
                                     JACK
                         Ah.

               
                                     MONK
                         Put no barriers between you and where 
                         you are.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Donít look at me.

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         I believe he wishes us to take off our 
                         boots.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah...look ah...weíve been walking 
                         a ways today...
 
               
                                     MONK
                         Your journey has begun.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. Iím just saying I think Iím doin 
                         us all a big favour by keeping these 
                         babies on.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         When the mind is opened, the spirit 
                         is freed and the body matters not.
 
                         
               
               Monk goes and sits in circle

               
                                     JACK
                         Hereís an idea. Why donít we just ask 
                         the man if the boys here?
 
               
               Daniel gives him a look and sits in circle.

               
                                     DANIEL (TO MONK)
                         Weíve come looking for a boy. A baby.
 
                         
               
                                     MONK
                         Lightening flashed, sparks shower, in 
                         one blink of your eyes you have mis-seen.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Lightening, you say?

               
                                     MONK
                         I only know a snowflake cannot exist 
                         in a storm of fire.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What?!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack...

               
               JACK ĖNo, you know me, Iím a huge fan of subtlety, but thatís 
               down right in cryptic.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sorry...ah, donít worry about him.
 
                         
               
                                     MONK
                         The sun is warm, wind is wild, grass 
                         is green along the shores, here no bull 
                         can hide.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, I dunno about that.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, heís speaking in his in cones. 
                         Whatever theology he follows maybe an 
                         original basis for Buddhism on earth.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well thatís very nice. Iíll be sure 
                         to call the Deli Lama when I get home. 
                         But for now, how about why we came here?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Um, heís right, this is very important. 
                         Is there a child here?
 
               
                                     MONK
                         There is a child in all of us.

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh come on.

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         He seeks a real human boy, of flesh 
                         and bones.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         Those who seek oneness are all that 
                         they seek.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think this is gonna take a while.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Really? What gives ya that idea?

               
               Meanwhile outside...

               
               Tealíc is looking a little spooked by some blue energy stuff 
               in some water.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Everything OK?

               
                                     TEALíC
                         It is nothing. I do not have a good 
                         feeling about this place.
 
               
               Jack comes back outside.

               
                                     TEALíC
                         What about the Harsesis child OíNeill?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I dunno. Thereís a monk guy in there. 
                         Daniel thinks he might know something 
                         so heís gonna play along.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Play along?

               
                                     JACK
                         Somethin about...enlightenment.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir...

               
                                     JACK
                         I know...I know.

               
               Back inside.

               
                                     MONK (TO BRAíTAC)
                         Within you is a being whose heart knows 
                         only darkness.
 
               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         Yes.

               
                                     MONK
                         You must renounce such evil to achieve 
                         oneness with Oma Desala.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oma...what does that mean?

               
                                     MONK
                         Words cannot express things...speech 
                         cannot convey the spirit, swayed by 
                         words one is lost. One cannot carry 
                         darkness on the great path.
 
               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         If I remove the symbiote within me, 
                         I would die.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         You cannot start the journey with it 
                         inside you.
 
               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         So a Jaffa cannot seek oneness before 
                         he is willing to die.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         When the mind is freed, the body is 
                         no longer required. I sense you are 
                         not ready to meet Oma Desala.
 
               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         I am not ready to die. But I take solace 
                         in the fact that journey is ahead of 
                         me.
 
               
               He leaves.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         So, ah, I donít have to die right?
 
                         
               
                                     MONK
                         You do not have the same evil within 
                         you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Good.

               
                                     MONK
                         But you have your own burdens of which 
                         to rid yourself.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         OK.

               
               Outside.........

               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         I am not yet ready to give up. I feel 
                         alive Tealíc, like a young man of 80. 
                         We still have false gods to slay.
 
                         
               
               Back inside...

               
                                     MONK
                         She goes into the lake without making 
                         a ripple, she goes into the forest without 
                         disturbing a blade of grass.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Who is she?

               
                                     MONK
                         The mother.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         De Sala. Nature. Mother nature. Weíre 
                         talking about Mother Nature.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         Why do you seek this child of flesh 
                         and bones?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Heís the son of my wife.

               
                                     MONK
                         But not your son.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No. But my wife is dead now, and I promised 
                         her I would make sure the boy is safe.
 
                         
               
                                     MONK
                         And you are sure he will be safe with 
                         you?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes. Absolutely.

               
                                     MONK
                         Because it is so clear, it takes a longer 
                         time to realise it. If you immediately 
                         know the candlelight is fire, then the 
                         meal was cooked a long time ago.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Right, well, I err...I have no idea 
                         what your talking about.
 
               
               Sitting again...

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I canít do it.

               
                                     MONK
                         You say you seek this child to fulfil 
                         a promise.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     MONK
                         Is there another reason?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The child has knowledge. He can help 
                         my people defend themselves against 
                         an evil enemy, the Goaíuld.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         You hate the Goaíuld?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Goaíuld are responsible for the 
                         death of my wife. Among millions and 
                         millions of other people. How can I 
                         not hate them?
 
               
                                     MONK
                         Your hate will lead to the childís death.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         How do you know that?

               
                                     MONK
                         You must trust. You must believe.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well maybe what I donít believe is that 
                         I can light a candle with my mind. You 
                         see I find it much easier to use a lighter 
                         or a match, its much more practical...
 
                         
               
               Monk lights the candle with his mind.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wow.

               
                                     MONK
                         Now you blow it out.

               
               He does.

               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh...sorry. Could you, could you light 
                         that again?
 
               
               He does.

               
                                     DANEIL
                         This isnít like a trick candle or anything 
                         is it?
 
               
                                     MONK
                         Put your hand in the flame.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     MONK
                         Place your hand in the flame.

               
               He does.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ah! Why did you tell me to do that?
 
                         
               
                                     MONK
                         Why did you do it?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Because you told me to.

               
                                     MONK
                         Because you trusted?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     MONK
                         Within you is the capacity for trust. 
                         Trust Oma Desala. Do not believe you 
                         can light the candle, believe she can.
 
                         
               
               Outside...

               
                                     JACK
                         Times up.

               
               He walks inside.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, the markings on the wall are a 
                         language. Itís a bible. Ah...no. Actually 
                         itís more like an instruction book on 
                         how to reach this ethereal plane of 
                         existence, some kind of other world. 
                         Itís only natural that the Jaffa who 
                         found this place would have interpreted 
                         it as a passage to the after life...
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Woah...slow down there grasshopper.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ok, Iím pretty sure that this place 
                         was built by an alien race, millennia 
                         ago. They may have even visited earth 
                         and inspired the mythologyís, the concept 
                         of Mother Nature, in various cultures.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         SO this guys an alien?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No. Um, I pretty sure the aliens discovered 
                         a means by which they could ascend to 
                         some higher plane of existence, and 
                         went there, wherever there is. But they 
                         left the writings and the shrine as 
                         a kind of map for others who wanted 
                         to follow them. The monk has taken up 
                         some sort of curator-ship.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Kind of a janitor?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         More of a guide.

               
                                     JACK
                         An usher?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It doesnít matter, just watch.

               
               He goes over a sits opposite the monk again and lights the candle.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Am I supposed to believe you did that?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel...a word?

               
               They walk a little away from the monk.

               
                                     JACK
                         We didnít come here to learn parlour 
                         tricks.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack...

               
                                     JACK
                         Is the boy here or not?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think so.

               
                                     JACK
                         Cause every minute we stay here, weíre 
                         risking our necks.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I know that...

               
                                     JACK
                         So please understand Iím on the verge 
                         of ordering a complete search of this 
                         place, with or without his co-operation...
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You cant do that.

               
                                     JACK
                         Your confused Daniel, I can. So far 
                         I havenít.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I am gaining his trust.

               
                                     JACK
                         And how long is something like that 
                         gonna take?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack you donít understand.

               
                                     JACK
                         I think I do.

               
               Daniel steps back and Jackís gun lifts up in the air to point 
               at him on its own.
 
               
                                     JACK (TO MONK)
                         Hey, hey hey hey. All right, thatís 
                         dangerous. Put it down.
 
               
               Gun lowers to the floor.

               
                                     JACK
                         OK, that was a little more impressive. 
                         Howíd you do that?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Actually, I did that.

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thatís what Iíve been trying to tell 
                         you. This, its, its incredible.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         He taught you how to...

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Do things with my mind. You could do 
                         it too.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         He could teach me how to light candles 
                         and move stuff around by...thinking.
 
                         
               
                                     MONK
                         I cannot teach you what you already 
                         know.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, I donít think I know as much as 
                         you think I know.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         You must come to know Oma Desala. Become 
                         her friend.
 
               
               We hear a Goaíuld death glider fly over the temple.

               
                                     JACK
                         That your friend?

               
               He picks up his gun and goes outside. Two gliders fly overhead.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Tealíc, Braítac, you wanna check that 
                         out? Major Coburn, this is OíNeill.
 
                         
               
                                     COBURN
                         Read you sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Weíve got some Jaffa activity here. 
                         Howís your position?
 
               
                                     COBURN
                         Clear sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Good. Stand by. (To Sam) I want claymores 
                         from the entrance to here.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I thought we were leaving?

               
               
               Inside...

               
                                     JACK
                         So, is the kid here or not?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack...

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, that was a glider. Weíre out 
                         of time.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         Time means nothing to the...

               
                                     JACK
                         Ah ah! Donít say it.

               
               Tealíc and Braítac see the Jaffa troups have landed in a clearing.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Claymores are set sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Good. Daniel thinks we should stay.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Why?

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, watch.

               
                                     SAM
                         What?

               
               Daniel turns the flame into a big fire.

               
                                     SAM
                         You did that?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM
                         Thatís impossible.

               
                                     JACK
                         Youíd think.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why?

               
                                     SAM
                         You learned the power to control fire?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Its not just fire. All the instructions 
                         are here, on the walls. All you have 
                         to do is be willing to learn and believe.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Iím sorry, but something else has to 
                         be going on here.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why?

               
                                     SAM
                         I donít know, but under different circumstances 
                         I would bring in the right equipment 
                         and check for some kind of concealed 
                         technology before I assumed that...
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Isnít there the smallest part of you 
                         that wants to believe a person can reach 
                         a higher level?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, of course, but...

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Donít you see whatís happening here? 
                         I have that power.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         To do what?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         To protect the child. I think she doesnít 
                         want me to leave until she knows I understand 
                         how to protect him.
 
               
               Tealíc and Braítac enter.

               
                                     TEALíC
                         A Goaíuld mother ship has landed. As 
                         many as 2000 troups approach.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Love to stay and chat...

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait, wait a minute, what about...
 
                         
               
               They leave. When Daniel turns round the monk is gone. He looks 
               up to see a glowing light.
 
               
               Outside troups approach.

               
                                     JACK
                         Díoh.

               
               Inside, Oma Desala appears to Daniel in a glowing light. She 
               goes straight through a solid wall, and somehow he follows. Heís 
               now in a room, with the Harsesis child who is in a cot.
 
               
               Outside...

               
               BRAíTAC- We must leave immediately, and elude them through the 
               forest.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Whereís Daniel?

               
               Going inside...

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel?! Daniel, we gotta go! (No reply) 
                         Oh for crying out loud.
 
               
               He goes back outside.

               
                                     JACK
                         I dunno where he is, heís not in there.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         What do we do?

               
                                     JACK
                         Coburn? OíNeill.

               
                                     COBURN
                         Read you sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         High tail it back through the gate. 
                         Tell Hammond weíre pinned down. Request 
                         back up.
 
               
                                     COBURN=
                         Yes sir.

               
               Jaffa approach the temple.

               
                                     JACK
                         Lots of back up. All right, here they 
                         come. Defensive positions. (To Sam) 
                         Hold off on the claymores as long as 
                         we can. I donít wanna get into this 
                         unless we absolutely have to. And if 
                         we happen to make it out of this in 
                         one piece, remind me to harm Daniel, 
                         severely.
 
               
               They take positions behind some walls and bushes. In the sky 
               the clouds are turning.
 
               
               Inside Daniel is still with the baby and Oma Desala. He picks 
               the baby up.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you. Heíll be safe with me.

               
               He turns to leave, but stops.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I didnít do any of it did I? It was 
                         you. I was wrong. I donít, I donít have 
                         any powers at all. You do. You were 
                         showing them to me. Thatís how you communicate 
                         with us. You were trying to tell me 
                         the boys better off here with you, and 
                         I wasnít listening. I made a promise.
 
                         
               
               He puts the baby back in the cot.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I promised he would be safe.

               
               Outside...

               
               Jaffa enter the temple grounds.

               
                                     JAFFA
                         Lo coímal. Asíep.

               
                                     MONK
                         You are not welcome here.

               
                                     JAFFA
                         In the name of the god Apophis, we have 
                         come for a young boy.
 
               
                                     MONK
                         You will leave now.

               
                                     JAFFA
                         We will not. Stand aside.

               
               There is a lot of lightening going on. The Jaffa shoots the monk. 
               Daniel comes running out.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No!

               
                                     JACK (STANDS)
                         Drop your weapons! Do it!

               
                                     JAFFA
                         Crie Loíshak.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Drop your weapons.

               
                                     JACK
                         You heard him!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I was talking to you Jack.

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Do it now, all of you.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel?!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack I was wrong, very wrong. One of 
                         those aliens I thought was long gone 
                         is still here.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we put our guns down and weíre 
                         dead.
 
               
                                     JAFFA
                         You are outnumbered and surrounded. 
                         You will die if you do not.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack if your ever gonna trust me on 
                         anything now is the time. The alien 
                         is the one with all the powers and she 
                         is not someone you wanna fool with, 
                         if you get my drift.
 
               
                                     BRAíTAC
                         You must do it.

               
               Jack nods and they lower their weapons.

               
                                     JAFFA
                         Kill them.

               
               They shoot but a beam of blue energy stops the staff weapon blasts.
 
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Bye.

               
               Lightening strikes all of the Jaffa and the death gliders.

               
                                     JACK
                         Well that was cool. (Looking at the 
                         burnt Jaffa) Wow.
 
               
               Oma Desala appears again, this time out of the body of the monk. 
               She has the baby with her.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Youíre leaving? You know that more of 
                         them will come as long as they know 
                         the boy is here? (She nods slowly). 
                         Iíll see both of you again someday right?
 
                         
               
               Touching his cheek, she flies away with the child.

               
                                     SAM
                         I take it that was the Harsesis child 
                         she was holding?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

               
                                     JACK
                         I thought we needed that kid? Just gonna 
                         let her...no choice huh?
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, go ahead Major.

               
                                     COBURN
                         Reinforcements are on the way sir.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Take your time. Weíre secure.

               
                                     COBURN
                         Good to hear sir.

               
               The Stargate activates behind him.

               
                                     COBURN
                         Ah sir, the Stargate just came on. Thereís 
                         a strange bright light headed this way.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Do not engage, repeat get out of the 
                         way and do not engage, in fact Iím ordering 
                         you all to put down your weapons until 
                         that light is gone, do you read?
 
               
                                     COBURN
                         Yes sir.

               
               Oma Desala flies past them and through the gate.

               
                                     COBURN
                         Its gone sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         You all right?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

               
                                     JACK
                         Lets go home.

               
               They turn to leave.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah?

               
                                     JACK
                         Shoes.

               
               He walks back.

               
               THE END

Maternal Instinct



Writers :   Robert C. Cooper
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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