Robert C. Cooper
SGC. LEVEL 22. Alt-Daniel and Alt-Sam are following General Hammond
along a corridor.
Look, the only reason you have the Stargate
is cos of us!
Iím aware of that.
Iím a linguist! By all accounts, your
team may need one.
And what if something goes wrong with
the Gate on the other end?
Neither of you have had any military
training whatsoever. Have either one
of you ever even fired a weapon of any
Well ... unless you count launching
Look, Iím sorry. (He reaches an elevator
and swipes his card through the reader.)
Your expertise may be needed some time
in the future, but for now ...
Well, can I ask who is going?
(The elevator doors open and reveal Jack OíNeill standing inside.)
BRIEFING ROOM. Hammond leads Jack, Sam and Daniel into the room.
I donít understand. What made you change
(Four airmen are sitting at the table with their backs to the
new arrivals. One of them swings around in his chair and we see
that it is Major Charlie Kawalsky. He smiles, and he and his
Thatís ďColonelĒ, Major.
I take it you two know each other.
Yeah, we served together a long time
Ah, it wasnít that long ago.
Major Kawalsky has been assigned to
assemble the team that will go through
And you knew I couldnít say no if he
Oh, come on, Colonel. You donít owe
me anything. Admit it - youíve gotta
be a little curious: travelling to a
different planet - through a wormhole!
I know I am!
Sir, with all due respect - what are
they still doing here?
Iím not sure. (He turns to a couple
of airmen who had accompanied him and
the others into the room.) Airmen, please
We were all on that tape.
That tape had nothing to do with it.
Jack OíNeillís one of the best Iíve
ever served with.
You may not care that this timeline
is a direct result of tampering with
the past, but you have to acknowledge
that the tape said the planet youíre
going to is enemy territory - an enemy
that is way more advanced than us technologically.
Whatís your point?
Youíre literally walking into a totally
alien situation outmanned and outgunned.
Do we have a choice?
(Sam looks round at Daniel, but neither of them has an answer
LAB. Jack is standing looking at the Ancient time ship. Sam and
Daniel join him.
Weíve only been able to activate the
interior lights and the dialling computer,
but according to the tape, you have
the gene that can make this ship fly.
And travel through time.
Well, presumably you donít have to do
that if you donít want to.
(He walks around the ship to the rear and then walks inside,
Sam and Daniel following him. He walks to the front of the ship,
looking around as he goes, and reaches the pilotís seat. He looks
round at Sam.)
What do I do?
(Jack sits. Daniel takes the co-pilotís seat and Sam stands in
Youíre supposed to have the ability
to fly this thing.
With your mind. (Jack takes the controls
and wiggles them but nothing happens.)
Try not to think about the past.
Or the future.
(Jack rocks his head in a ďYeah, right!Ē kind of gesture, then
closes his eyes and concentrates. The lights on the console come
on. Outside, technicians and SFs turn and stare as the engine
can be heard powering up.)
Oh, you so have to let us go with you!
GATEROOM. The time ship has been moved into position facing the
Stargate. Jack, Kawalsky and his team, together with Sam and
Daniel, all dressed in green camouflage, walk alongside the ship
to face the Gate. Kawalsky and his team are already wearing hard
helmets. Sam and Daniel are carrying theirs.
Put those on.
(Sam and Daniel do as theyíre told. Jack makes a big deal of
shaking out a green cap and putting that on. Daniel looks round
How come we have to wear these and you
(Hammond comes in.)
OK, people. Let me remind you: this
missionís recon only. Do not engage
the enemy. Iím allowing the use of this
ship because of the obvious tactical
advantage it provides you. Under no
circumstances is it to be used to travel
through time, understood?
Never in my life would I have imagined
giving that order! (He walks over to
Jack, nodding towards Sam and Daniel.)
Are you absolutely certain about them,
(Jack looks at the two of them, then turns back to Hammond.)
(Hammond looks at Sam and Daniel, then turns to Jack again.)
Good luck - and Godspeed. (He leaves
(The team board the ship, Kawalsky taking the co-pilotís seat
and Daniel sitting behind him. Sam sits behind Jack. The other
three airmen sit on a bench in the rear of the ship with the
Hey - watch this! (He dramatically puts
his hands onto the console and it lights
up. He takes his hands off again in
a triumphant gesture. Kawalsky raises
a hand in a ďnot bad!Ē gesture. Jack
turns to Daniel.) Oh, by the way - you
do have the address to get us back home,
Good. Dial it up.
(Daniel stands up and steps forward to the dialling device. He
pushes the first symbol, and the Stargate immediately starts
to spin. The chevron clunks, and the Gate spins on. In the area
which we know as the Control Room, Hammond and McKay are watching.)
I give this no more than a fifty:fifty
chance of working.
Well, according to the tape, it worked
for eight years.
(In the ship, Daniel presses the Point of Origin symbol, then
pushes a button at the bottom of the dialling device which must
be the equivalent of the big orange button on a DHD. The Stargate
kawhooshes. Everybody stares out of the windscreen in amazement.)
(In the Control Room, Hammond and McKay are also staring.)
Well, Iím certainly glad itís not me
going through that, uh ... thing.
(Inside the ship)
Any idea what to expect?
Not really. According to the tape, weíre
going to be demolecularised, transmitted
over two thousand light years through
subspace, and then, uh, rematerialised
on the other side.
I did not need to know that!
(In the Control Room, McKay bends down to a radio.)
Gateship One, youíre go for launch.
(Jack turns round to the others with a look of disgust on his
Well, itís a ship, it goes through the
Gate, so ...
(Sam nods in agreement.)
(In the Control Room, Hammond has a similar expression to Jackís.
What? Itís a ship that goes through
the Gate - itís a Gateship! Well, I
thought it was clever.
(In the ship, Jack takes hold of the controls. Daniel screws
up his face nervously. Sam does likewise. The ship lifts off
the ground and flies into the wormhole.)
CHULAK. The ship shoots out of the wormhole. As soon as it clears
the Stargate, engine pods deploy from either side of the ship.
The ship flies away from the Gate and over the forest.
Well, that was cool!
I didnít feel anything.
Doesnít even feel like weíre pulling
This thing must have inertial dampeners.
See any enemy troops when we came through?
No, but that doesnít mean we werenít
Is that a city?
(We see that the ship is approaching the city of Chulak.)
Iím gonna set her down in those trees.
SHORTLY AFTERWARDS. The ship has landed and the ramp lowers.
Kawalskyís men run out with their rifles raised, checking out
the area. Daniel and Sam follow.
Wait a minute - I thought the reason
why we brought the ship was so we didnít
have to walk.
We canít just fly into an alien city.
The mission is stealth recon, meaning
(Jack pushes his way between them.)
Meaning shut up!
Connor, Mansfield, guard the ship. Cosworth
- youíre with us. Címon, move out! (He
and Jack head off.)
Whyíd we have to park so far away?!
(Sam chuckles as they follow. Cosworth walks behind them.)
FOREST. Jack and Kawalsky are leading the others.
Seriously, why did we bring them?
Oh, I dunno. I guess I had a gut feeling.
Alright, that didnít work out so well.
Sierra Leone? Uganda?
Alright, look - maybe the better question
here is whyíd you invite me on this
dog and pony?
Well, letís just say I prefer my good
instinct over yours.
(As they continue to walk along, Daniel points out something
to Sam in the trees, perhaps a bird. Jack suddenly stops dead.
He raises his clenched fist, then gestures downwards. He, Kawalsky
and Cosworth squat down. Sam and Daniel stop and stare, then
slowly do the same.)
Whatís with the ...? (He mimics Jackís
gestures, adding a few of his own for
(The airmen look around cautiously. Suddenly a round device flies
out of the trees and lands in front of them. They have no idea
what it is but we recognise it as a Goaíuld stun grenade. It
is ticking. Jack stares at it for a moment, then realises what
it might be.)
(The grenade emits a bright light, and everyone is knocked unconscious.
Jaffa run out of the trees and bushes, aiming staff weapons at
PRISON CELL (the same one that SG-1 were held in in ďChildren
of the GodsĒ). Jack, Sam and Kawalsky are sitting on the floor
leaning against the steps just inside the doors. Cosworth is
sitting and leaning against the wall near the doors. Daniel is
lying on the floor deeper inside the cell. His glasses are gone.
He wakes and sits up.
Hello? Anybody there? (We see his point
of view as he looks around. His vision
is very blurred and he can only see
Weíre all here.
Where are we?
It looks like a prison cell.
Anyone seen my glasses?
I think they must have taken them. (We
see that she doesnít have her glasses
Why would they do that?
(Sam shrugs. At that moment they hear approaching footsteps.
They all get to their feet and face the cell doors. We see the
legs of two Jaffa approach and take position either side of the
doors. The doors opens and a third pair of legs walks into the
cell. This Jaffa is wearing a cloak. He stops at the top of the
steps and we see who it is.)
(This version of Tealíc is wearing a Jaffa cap on his head, so
he may well be bald underneath.)
From the tape?
If you know my name, then you know enough
to fear me.
Look, I know that this might sound a
little crazy, but ...
Who are you?
(Jack starts to speak but Daniel interrupts.)
Hi, uh ... (He walks forward, bumping
into Jack and working his way around
him to approach Tealíc.) Uh, uh, weíre
from the Tauíri. Uh, we call it Earth.
You see, we found this tape, um, from
the past. You see, apparently, weíre
(he gestures at the others) a part of
a team - um, the four of us (indicating
Jack, Sam, himself and Tealíc), not
the two of them (indicating Kawalsky
and Cosworth). Weíre called SG-1. Now,
we used this time device to go back
in the past, and we screwed up the past
and changed the future. See, youíre
not supposed to be still Apophisí First
Prime. Um, the Jaffa are supposed to
be free and, um, (he lowers his voice
so that the other Jaffa canít hear)
we know that you think the Goaíuld are
(Tealíc backhands him to the floor. Sam, Kawalsky and Cosworth
run to help him.)
That wasnít necessary!
Speak of such blasphemy again and I
will kill you where you stand.
Look, I know this is a lot to throw
at you all at one time and youíve gotta
put up a little show for the boys here,
but the fact is, (he whispers) we know
You see, itís all on the tape. Uh, you
have to see it - itís, er, um, (Jack
pushes Danielís hand off his shoulder)
itís, itís in a - itís in a camera that,
um, um, you took from the bag that you
took from me. (Tealíc walks towards
him.) If you bring it to me, I can,
I can show you how it works and we can
... (Tealíc grabs him by the neck of
his jacket and starts to march him out
of the cell.) Sure, we could, we could
go and see it over at, uh, wherever
you wanna go.
(Tealíc marches him out of sight. The other two Jaffa, who have
been aiming their staff weapons at the team, back out of the
cell and the doors close.)
SHORTLY AFTERWARDS. Tealíc, still holding Daniel by the neck
of his jacket, marches him into a throneroom and stops. Daniel
squints at the hazy sight of someone sitting on a throne in front
of him. Tealíc shoves Daniel to the floor at the bottom of the
steps which lead up to the throne.
Kneel before your god.
Kneeling! (He straightens up and we
see that it is Apophis sitting on the
throne. This alt-version has a beard.)
Who are you?
Nameís Daniel Jackson. Uh, if you give
me back my eyeglasses, I could actually
He claims he is of the Tauíri.
You werenít supposed to tell him that.
The Tauíri have no chappaíai.
Oh! Sorry, guess I was wrong. Iím sure
your information is correct and ...
In fact, Iím usually quite wrong, quite
unreliable actually. To be honest with
you, Iím insane. (He grins at Apophis.)
Speak! (Daniel says nothing.) Bring
him. (Tealíc hauls Daniel to his feet
and marches him up the steps, pushing
him to his knees again in front of the
throne. Apophis stands and walks forward
to face Daniel.) I think there is much
you can tell me.
Well, if you wanna know about the early
settlements of Mesopotamia, I am somewhat
of an expert ...
(Apophis raises his hand and actives his ribbon device. Daniel
grunts in pain.)
PRISON CELL. Cosworth is trying to get a smaller door in the
rear of the cell open but fails. He turns to Kawalsky, who is
standing at the main doors, and shrugs.
Itís been over an hour.
(Kawalsky looks across to Jack, who is leaning against the main
doors with his chin propped up on one of the links that makes
up the doors.)
Maybe you shouldnít have said anything.
All I said was, ďThis is gonna sound
a little crazyĒ.
While there are obvious similarities,
our timeline is different from the one
in which Tealíc came to believe that
the Goaíuld were false gods.
Are you saying this guy might not turn?
And youíre telling me this now?!
THRONEROOM. Apophis is still holding Daniel in the grip of his
ribbon device. Tealíc watches impassively as Daniel grunts in
agony. Finally Apophis releases his grip and Daniel slumps to
This one is strong.
(Tealíc bows and starts to walk away. Daniel pushes himself up
onto his hands and looks up at Apophis.)
You will tell me all that you know.
(He activates the ribbon device again.
Daniel groans. Tealíc looks back, his
face a little more concerned now. He
looks thoughtful, then leaves the throneroom.)
PRISON CELL. Jack and Kawalsky are still leaning against the
main doors. Sam is sitting on the steps but she gets up and walks
to the doors as they hear approaching footsteps. Tealíc comes
to the doors and looks at them.
Whatís goiní on?
(Tealíc holds up the video camera.)
(Sam steps forward and takes the camera. She opens the screen
and activates the camera. Danielís voice can be heard as she
turns the screen so that Tealíc can see it.)
Um, Tealíc, you should say something.
(Tealíc stares at the screen as his alternate self, with hair
and wearing a pale robe, steps into view.)
The Jaffa are free. False god that he
is, Apophis is long dead. A new medicine,
tretonin, has liberated us from our
dependence upon symbionts. The Jaffa
have risen up as brothers and sisters
and defeated the Goaíuld.
What trickery is this?
Itís not a trick.
You have a son, Ryaíc, who is now married
and a strong leader among the newly-formed
Jaffa nation. If all these things have
not come to pass, you must believe that
the present in which you now live exists
only because the past has been mistakenly
altered. It must be restored.
(Sam shuts off the tape and closes the screen down.)
Please. You have to help us. The reason
we came here was to get you so we could
go back in time and fix things.
Thatís not true. (Sam turns and stares
at him. Jack looks at Tealíc.) We just
wanna get out of here. Now, if you can
help us, weíll do our best to help you.
I cannot free you.
What about our weapons, our vests? Can
you get us those?
(Tealíc looks at him, considering his request.)
LATER. The doors to the cell open and a couple of Jaffa drag
Daniel in by his arms and drop him down at the top of the steps.
Easy, easy! (The Jaffa turn and leave.)
Get outta here! (The doors close.) Pissants!
(He squats down to Daniel and puts his
hand on his chest.) Hey.
I didnít tell them anything.
Good for you! Howíre you feeliní?
Not so good really.
Sorry. (He gestures to the others, who
run to a corner of the cell. Jack hauls
Daniel to his feet.) Maybe thisíll make
you feel better.
Argh! (He shakes it off and he and Jack
head down to the others, who have collected
their vests from where they had hidden
them and are putting them on. Cosworth
hands Danielís vest to him.) Howíd you
Tealíc. He brought us the camera. I
showed him the tape.
I donít think he can be trusted.
He gave us our weapons back, thatís
a good start.
Heís gonna meet us on the way back to
(Kawalsky is attaching a piece of C4 to the smaller door. Jack
hands a pistol to Daniel.)
Safety off, point and shoot. (Daniel
takes it and lifts it. Itís now pointing
at Jack, who pushes it down again.)
Not at me.
(Cosworth hands a pistol to Sam.)
I donít really like guns.
Neither do I. How do you feel about
Those I like a little better.
(Kawalsky returns from the door.)
Letís go. (They move away from the door
and take cover. Jack takes out the detonator
and nods to the others. Sam puts her
fingers in her ears. Jack presses the
button and the C4 explodes.)
FOREST. The team are running through the forest, returning to
the time ship. Jack speaks into his radio.
Airman? This is OíNeill.
(Either Connor or Mansfield replies.)
We were starting to get worried.
Weíre on our way. ETA ten minutes.
(Ahead of them, Tealíc steps into view. He points his staff weapon
at the team and activates it. Everybody stops and the airmen
raise their weapons. Sam briefly raises her pistol but then lowers
Weíve gotta get goiní here. Weíve got
a whole battalion on our asses.
(Tealíc fires, shooting Daniel in the chest. The others stare
in disbelief. Kawalsky raises his rifle but Tealíc deactivates
his staff weapon and lowers it.)
What the hell was that?
Shoot him, Jack. Letís shoot him and
get the hell out of here.
Whyíd you do that?
He was a Goaíuld. Apophis implanted
him with a symbiont in order to gain
access to the knowledge in his mind.
How do you know?
I can sense it. Your friend did not
give in to torture.
Why would he lie, Kawalsky?
If he wanted us all dead, why arenít
we surrounded by Jaffa right now?
We will be in a few seconds if we donít
get the hell out of here now - and Iím
not taking him with us.
Apophis has ordered a fleet of haítak
vessels to the Tauíri.
Heís sending ships to Earth?
The symbiont implanted within Daniel
Jackson was a spy intended to accompany
you. Apophis now knows what Daniel Jackson
knew. He knows that you came in a ship.
He knows that the Tauíri is a threat.
How the hell do we know youíre not a
(Lying on the ground, Daniel suddenly raises the hand with the
pistol in it and shoots Cosworth twice in the chest. He then
sits up and fires twice more at the others. One of the bullets
hits Tealíc in the arm. Jack and Kawalsky turn and open fire
on him. Daniel sinks back to the ground, his eyes open and staring.
After a moment, they flash.)
His eyes glowed!
(Kawalsky runs back and checks that Daniel is really dead this
time, then goes over to Cosworth to check his pulse. He looks
round at Jack and shakes his head.)
(Staff blasts start to come out of the trees behind them. Jack
turns and fires in their direction.)
(The others run off as Jack continues to cover them. The team
races through the forest towards the time ship, staff blasts
going off all around them. Just as they reach the ship, one of
the airmen who had been guarding it gets hit by a staff blast.
Itís clear that Jaffa are firing from all directions, not just
from the direction that the team came. Tealíc and Sam run inside
the ship. Kawalsky turns and covers the path they just came down.
Jack runs to the entrance of the ship and fires in the opposite
direction. From inside the ship, Tealíc fires his staff weapon
out to the rear and Sam fires her pistol. The other airman is
taken down by a staff blast.)
Go! Start it up!
(Jack runs into the ship as Kawalsky and Tealíc - and Sam to
a lesser extent - continue to provide cover fire. Jack jumps
into the pilotís seat. A staff blast impacts the wall near to
where heís sitting. Kawalsky turns to run to the ship but is
shot in the back by a staff blast.)
Kawalskyís been hit!
(Jack activates the control that raises the ramp. Tealíc continues
firing at the approaching Jaffa until the ramp protects him.
The ship lifts into the air, then the engine pods extend and
the ship flies off. Inside, Sam sinks down onto a bench, shocked
by what sheís just been through. Tealíc turns to look at her.)
Are you injured?
No. I-Iíve just never seen anyone killed
before. Daniel, and Kawalsky ... (She
notices the wound in Tealícís arm.)
Oh my God! Youíve been shot!
It will heal.
Alright, weíve got some problems here.
(A blast impacts the ship. From outside, we see that the ship
is being pursued by two death gliders. Jack flies the ship erratically
in an attempt to avoid the blasts coming from the gliders. Sam
comes forward to the co-pilotís seat and stares as the blasts
that donít hit the ship explode in the forest in front of them.
Tealíc sits down behind Sam.)
I canít shake Ďem, either.
(More blasts impact the ship, causing explosions inside.)
The Gate will be well-guarded.
You know somethiní? I donít think weíre
gonna make it to the Gate.
(Sam looks round at the time device in the rear of the ship,
then looks at Jack.)
There is a way out. (To Tealíc) Was
there a Stargate on this planet five
thousand years ago?
I believe so.
(Sam looks at Jack. As he returns her gaze, she nods encouragingly
to him. He closes his eyes and concentrates. After some moments,
the time device lights up. From an outside perspective, the ship
is flying away from the gliders in daylight. A moment later,
it is suddenly sunset and the gliders have gone.)
I think you did it!
What has he done?
I think we just travelled back in time.
Check it out - dial Earth.
(Sam dials the co-ordinates on the dialling device.)
EARTH. The time ship shoots out of the wormhole and into a desert
area. Two pyramids are nearby. Both have a mothership parked
Well, this is definitely ancient Egypt!
Those haítak vessels bore the mark of
He ruled on Earth during this period.
It is likely we were detected on exiting
Well, no ships on our tail, but I think
weíll skedaddle anyway.
Youíre saying youíre onboard with trying
to fix the past?
Well, we did kinda screw up our timeline,
Well, the only way to stop the invasion
on Earth is to make sure that it never
Yeah - remind me how we do that, again?
(Sam has no answer.)
LATER. The time ship has parked out in the desert. Jack, Sam
and Tealíc come outside.
Alright - hereís the plan. We make contact
with the locals.
Thatís all I got so far.
(The team starts to walk.)
Uh, any idea what time it is exactly?
(Jack looks at his watch.)
Uh, sorry, I-I kinda meant what year.
Well, you and Daniel said there was
some kind of a failed rebellion.
In 2995 BC.
(Jack turns to her with a mock look of shock on his face.)
Kidding. And call me Jack, willya?
EGYPTIAN TENT VILLAGE (the same one we saw in Part 1). As the
team walks into the village, a young boy runs to his father in
Mariíbe! Mariíbe! Mariíbe!
(The man scoops the boy up into his arms.)
Hey! Itís alright, folks, we come in
peace, nothiní to be afraid of.
I doubt they speak English.
(A young man approaches them and we realise that this is Katep,
the man whose brother was killed by Ra in the temple in Part
Yes. I am Katep.
I am Jack.
OíNeill. (He looks at the other two.)
Colonel Carter, and Tealíc.
Howíd you know ...?
Please come with me. Raís patrols come
through here often. They must not see
you, (he looks at Tealíc) especially
you. Please, come. (He leads them away.)
TENT. Katep leads the team to a tent.
Please. (He stands in the doorway as
the others walk in.)
How do you know who we are?
This is not the first time we have met.
You knew the other SG-1 team.
Five years ago you came. You were witness
to the death of my brother at the hands
of Ra. After you were trapped here,
we planned an uprising together.
So much for causality!
Ra is still here. We have seen his ship.
Our first attempt at gathering forces
for the rebellion did not go well. We
had to expose ourselves to those who
proved still loyal to Ra. You were captured
and executed long before the plan could
Really? All of us?
All but one.
(A man walks into the tent, his head covered with a hood. He
throws the hood back and we see that itís Daniel. Sam smiles.)
Well, this canít be a good sign.
Where am I?
No, I mean the me from your timeline.
I killed you.
You were a Goaíuld spy.
It was horrible.
Yeah, Iím sure. Why are you here?
Yes - excellent question.
You donít know?
Well, I thought I did, there, for a
while, and then I realised I ... didnít.
Well, I know why Iím here.
Good! Letís start there.
We came back in time to get a ZPM.
Right! It was buried with the tape.
Why is it so important? I think you
were about to explain it but the, uh,
the-the batteries on the camera ran
Long story. Why donít you take a seat?
(Jack and Sam sit down but Tealíc remains
standing.) Basically we got trapped
here because you (he points to Sam)
didnít want to affect the timeline,
but ultimately you (he looks at Jack)
and you (he looks at Tealíc) couldnít
stand the idea of living out the rest
of your lives under Raís rule without
doing anything. We remembered there
was a rebellion here on Earth - thatís
how the Gate got buried in the first
place, so we figured what difference
does it make if weíre involved or not?
Unfortunately we never got a chance
to execute the plan.
Yes. We tried to do too much too fast.
Since then, Katep and I have been slowly
building up an underground movement.
I can only assume things donít go well
because if youíre here, you saw the
tape and the future still needs fixing.
Somethiní like that.
Oh, we didnít just see the tape. We
saw the tablet.
Oh. The one you havenít written yet,
and put where the Stargate was supposed
to be buried.
ďSupposed to beĒ?
In our timeline, the rebellion that
you planned actually works. Ra ends
up leaving, and Earth is freed, but,
uh, Ra takes the Stargate with him.
OK, thatís a problem.
Yes! The Gate is never found at Giza,
and none of us join the Stargate programme
- but you left a tablet in an obscure
Egyptian dialect telling us the date
of the rebellion and where to find the
second Stargate in Antarctica.
Good for me! So youíre here to make
sure Ra doesnít take the Stargate.
Itís a plan.
(A young boy runs in.)
Daneel! Daneel! Jaffa!
We must hide.
In here. (He and the boy pull back a
rug on the floor and start brushing
the sand away with their hands. Daniel
beckons to Jack, Sam and Tealíc as Katep
and the boy lift up a stone slab. Underneath
is a ladder leading down into a chamber.)
(Outside, a Jaffa patrol walks into the village. They shove the
villagers around and start to search the tents. A Horus guard
stands and watches.)
(In the chamber, Daniel climbs down the ladder and joins the
other three. He takes a burning torch from Jack and shows them
whatís in the chamber. There are many staff weapons lining the
walls, and many zat guns lying on boxes.)
(Up above them, a Jaffa walks into the tent and turns to call
to his colleagues.)
(As other Jaffa walk in, Katep and the boy surreptitiously step
forward so that they are standing on top of the stone slab, now
covered with a rug again.)
(In the chamber)
Weíve got secret stores of weapons like
this in several positions throughout
How many troops?
Uh, a couple of thousand, but thatís
not really the issue. According to you,
my own account of history says we win
We just need to make sure that the Gate
stays here and gets buried.
Which means we have to steal it and
hide it from Ra.
But itís out in the open, close to a
Holding such a position against a haítak
would be virtually impossible, even
for a short period of time.
Also, the Gate is kinda heavy.
We also have a ship.
Yes, but you see, the ship fits in the
Gate, not the other way around.
There has to be a way that we can cable
the Gate to the ship - fly it out.
Yeah, but weíve still gotta get close
to it without being detected.
Well, thatís easy. The ship has a cloaking
device ... (the others stare at him)
makes it invisible.
Youíre telling me this now?!
I was sure I mentioned it on the tape.
(Jack looks round at Sam, who shakes her head.)
If we were able to time our approach
to co-ordinate with the uprising, we
may yet have a chance.
Weíll need to test the cloak. We took
an awful lot of damage coming out of
Because we didnít know about the damned
I was sure I mentioned it on the tape!
(Above their heads, the stone cover to the chamber is lifted.
Katep looks down at the team.)
They are gone!
DESERT. Jack and Sam are walking to the time ship.
Do you ever wonder what your lifeís
gonna be like in the future?
Wonít really be my life, will it?
No, but still. I mean, Iíve led such
a small and unimportant existence, I
canít ever imagine being a hero who
saves the planet.
Well, we do have a time machine. We
could go check it out.
No way. Weíve already screwed up enough.
Once weíre done with the Gate, we need
to destroy the ship.
You mean we have to stay here?
(Sam nods and they continue walking.)
I wonder if the future me has a boyfriend?
TIME SHIP. Jack and Sam walk in and Jack sits in the pilotís
seat. He slaps the edge of the console a few times to activate
So what do I do?
Um, try thinking ďinvisibleĒ.
(Jack shrugs, then puts his hands on the console.)
OK. (He closes his eyes and concentrates.
Sam looks around hopefully. After a
few seconds Jack opens his eyes.) How
do we know if itís working?
(Sam raises a finger, then trots outside and looks at the ship.)
KATEPíS TENT. Daniel and Katep stand with Tealíc as he unrolls
a map and looks at it.
Your strategy is good, but it does not
work well as a distraction in our plan
to steal the chappaíai.
Wait - we know this plan works. If we
alter it ...
... we may fail.
With this plan, the uprising succeeds
and Ra leaves.
And Ra takes the chappaíai. If we are
to be successful in keeping Ra from
taking the chappaíai, we must focus
the efforts of the rebellion on distracting
him from it. (Katep looks at Daniel,
who sighs uncertainly. Tealíc looks
at him.) Trust me.
TIME SHIP. Sam has opened a panel near the rear of the ship and
takes out a glass panel. A cable is hanging from the ceiling
and she takes the end and starts tinkering with the panel. Jack
comes from the front of the ship and looks at her.
Howís it goiní?
Iíve never seen this kind of technology
Hey, youíre supposed to be a genius.
Thatís why I brought you along.
Iím working on it. I think the power
relay was overloaded. I may be able
to reroute the circuit to the control
interface ... (She looks up and sees
Jack staring at her.) What?
Itís just a little weird heariní that
kind of stuff come out of someone so
(Sam turns and stares at him defensively.)
Wow. Um, itís just you ... youíre not
the kind of guy that I usually attract.
No. Huh. God. Wow! This is kinda awkward.
Yeah, itís gettiní there.
Iím kind of attracted to ... Daniel.
(Jack stares at her for a moment in disbelief.)
What?! (Sam shrugs. Jack walks closer
to her.) Really?!
No, thatís OK, n-no problem there, I,
itís just, you know ... first impressions,
I kinda thought he was ... (He gestures
vaguely as Sam raises her eyebrows at
him.) Never mind.
(Sam nods. Jack blows out a breath and turns away from her. Sam
turns back to her work, wincing.)
LATER. From behind a sand dune near the ship, Jack watches through
binoculars as a Jaffa patrol approaches. He activates his radio.
Carter. Howís it goiní in there?
(Sam, still working inside the ship, scrabbles for her radio.)
Uh, I think Iím almost there.
Thatís good. Weíre about to have some
company. (He runs back to the ship and
closes the rear door.) We have a patrol
on its way here. (He gets into the pilotís
(Jack puts his hands on the controls and they light up. He concentrates,
then looks round.)
(Sam turns her attention back to the panel above her head.)
KATEPíS TENT. As Daniel, Tealíc and Katep continue to study the
map, Jackís voice comes over the radio.
Hey, guys, weíve got a little problem
TIME SHIP. Sam is still tinkering with the panel.
Carter, forget it. Iím just gonna take
(Nearby, we see the Jaffa patrol walking between two sand dunes.
In moments they will be able to see the ship. Inside, Jack tries
to get the ship to take off but nothing happens. He slaps the
side of the control console.)
Címon! Now thatís not workiní.
Oh boy! (She reaches for the panel again
and makes an adjustment.) Try the cloak
(Jack closes his eyes and concentrates. Just as the patrol rounds
the sand dune, the ship cloaks.)
Did it work? (She comes to the front
of the ship and she and Jack look out
of the windscreen as the patrol comes
into view. They show no reaction.)
(Just then, something in the console groans as it shuts off.
Outside, the ship decloaks. The Jaffa run towards the ship and
surround it. Three Jaffa come to the front of the ship, look
in at Jack and Sam and aim their staff weapons.)
(The Jaffa open fire. Although the staff blasts do not penetrate
the windscreen, other Jaffa around the ship are also firing and
panels start to short out. Jack jumps out of the pilotís seat
and shoves Sam towards the rear of the ship.)
Go, go, go, go! (He closes the door
between the front and rear of the ship
and pushes Sam down onto her knees behind
the time device before ducking down
himself.) Get down! (Panels continue
to short out as the Jaffa keep firing.)
This could be a problem.
If they penetrate the hull and hit the
engines, the energy blasts could feed
back into the power ...
We could explode!
(Jack activates his radio.)
Weíre almost there!
NEARBY. Daniel and Tealíc can hear the shooting. They duck down
behind a sand dune and watch as the Jaffa continue to fire at
Well, this doesnít look good.
Though it is quite ironic. This whole
thing started because Sam didnít want
to take the Jumper back from a Jaffa
TIME SHIP. Still hiding behind the time device, Sam stares at
Jack as the panels continue sparking and exploding.
Look, if we donít make it ... (She takes
his head in her hands and kisses him.
Once she has ended the kiss, Jack stares
Wait a minute! You said you liked Daniel!
I lied. I just wanted to get to know
you better. You see, usually Iím a very
cautious person and I tend to think
(Jack grabs her head and kisses her. Explosions go off all around
(Outside the ship, the Jaffa stop firing as Tealíc calls out
Jaffa! (He and Daniel walk into the
open. Tealíc holds his arms wide to
show that he is not going to shoot.)
Hear me! Ra is not a god! You can live
(The Jaffa patrol leader raises his staff weapon and points it
I donít think he bought it.
(Inside the ship, Jack and Sam are still kissing but Jack opens
his eyes and then breaks the kiss when he realises that the firing
has stopped. Outside, Tealíc tries again.)
Relinquish your weapons and surrender!
Kelítek trey! Lo tínak!
Yeah, I thought youíd say that.
(From behind a high sand dune nearby, Katep appears. He cries
out and other Egyptians appear behind him. The Jaffa turn and
stare as, all around them, hundreds of Egyptians appear, brandishing
staff weapons and zat guns. All of them cry out fiercely. Daniel
takes a P90 from his robe and aims it at the Jaffa. The Jaffa
drop their staff weapons. Daniel activates his radio.)
Sam, Jack - itís all clear. You can
come out now.
(Inside the ship, Jack and Sam are gazing at each other.)
In a minute.
(Daniel and Tealíc look at each other, puzzled. Inside, Jack
takes hold of Samís head and starts to kiss her again. They tumble
to the floor, out of view of the camera. Above them, the time
device shorts out.)
I can fix that.
SGC. In Samís lab, General Jack OíNeill, Lieutenant Colonel Samantha
Carter, Doctor Daniel Jackson and Tealíc (with hair) are watching
a screen showing the video recording from five thousand years
ago. Jack is sitting at the desk while the others stand behind
him. Next to Jack, nestled inside a wooden box on top of a lot
of padding, is a glowing ZPM. On the desk next to the box is
a half-eaten donut on a paper napkin.
Uh, Jack, you should say something here.
Um, college football is played on Saturdays;
pro on Sundays; and there are no fish
in my pond ... at all ... where I fish.
(He turns to the other two.) Uh, I think
that covers it for me.
(In the lab, Daniel turns the video off. Sam looks at Jack.)
Is that correct?
If it is, we donít do anything?
Apparently nothing we did affected the
But we didnít do anything.
Not yet. Apparently we were going to,
two weeks from now, but now we donít
Excellent! (Daniel and Tealíc nod to
each other and walk away.) Thatís it!
I like it!
(Sam reaches for the ZPM box.)
OK, Iím gonna get this up to the lab
No! Iíll take it. (He picks up the box.)
Thereís a whole room full of geeks up
there just dyiní to get their hands
on this. Youíve got packiní to do! (He
walks away as Sam smiles.)
MINNESOTA. Jackís cabin. A fishing line arcs out into the water.
The camera lifts up from the water and we see that Jack and Sam
are sitting side by side on the pier, fishing.
This is great.
I told ya!
I canít believe we didnít do it years
Yes, well, letís not dwell.
(Sam giggles as she looks at him. Behind them, Daniel and Tealíc
arrive, carrying a cooler box between them and each holding a
folding chair in their free hand. Out in the pond, a fish jumps
out of the water. Sam looks round at Jack.)
Didnít that tape say there were no fish
in your pond?
(Jack looks at her.)
(Sam nods. The camera pulls back as Daniel and Tealíc unfold
their chairs. Tealíc sits down, and Daniel walks onto the pier
to join the other two.)