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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 319

                                      "NEW GROUND"

                                           By

                                     Heather E. Ash




               Another Planet. Two people, a male and female are staring at 
               the gate as the chevrons start locking. They look as if they 
               have no clue what is happening.
 
               
               Control Room

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Chevron four locked.

               
               Hammond comes in.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Report

               
                                     SAM
                         We just got our first hit with the cold 
                         address program - P2X- 416.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Prepare the MALP.

               
               Jack walks in.

               
               Two people on other side looking more scared by the second at 
               the gate as it dials.
 
               
                                     WOMAN
                         We must leave, Nyan.

               
               The gate activates and they dive out of the way. They get up 
               and look at the gate confused. They walk towards it, cautiously.
 
               
               
                                     WOMAN
                         Nyan! You'll drown!

               
                                     NYAN
                         Doesn't feel like water.

               
               Nyan pulls his hand in and the MALP that comes through makes 
               him back away.
 
               
               In the control room...

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What's up?

               
                                     SAM
                         Cold dialing program made a positive 
                         hit on P2X-416.
 
               
               Daniel sits next to Sam.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wonder why...

               
                                     SAM
                         Looks like the locals have unburied 
                         the Stargate after the computer last 
                         dialed.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Now see, that's what I don't understand 
                         - how does a computer know how to do 
                         that?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It doesn't Sir. I created the cold dialing 
                         software to periodically redial cartouche 
                         Stargate addresses that hadn't connected 
                         the first time. This is our first hit.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh.

               
                                     SAM
                         Receiving MALP telemetry... now.

               
               See on computer screen landscape that has a beaten up flat clearly 
               with mountains and trees. Basically like British Columbia. MALP 
               looks, Danny looks. We see `Nyan' and that... woman.
 
               
                                     WOMAN
                         Nyan? What is it?

               
                                     NYAN
                         I don't know.

               
               Nyan walks out of MALP view.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Could you uh... can you follow him?
 
                         
               
               MALP follows. Daniel puts on headset.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hello Nyan. Don't be afraid. Uh, uh... 
                         my name is Daniel Jackson.
 
               
               View from other side half way through Daniel talking.

               
                                     NYAN
                         Are you a mechanical life form?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No. I'm communicating to you through 
                         that device.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         From where?

               
                                     WOMAN
                         This is a trick. We must report this 
                         Nyan.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         No not yet.

               
               Woman takes Nyan to the side.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         (whispering) Why?

               
               From Control Room...

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sir, request permission to visit P2X-416?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Wait a minute...

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack they're obviously intelligent. 
                         Judging by their clothes and tools they 
                         appear to be close to our level of technology.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Has anyone seen a DHD in this transmission?
 
                         
               
               MALP looks for one. See Nyan and the other person talking, but 
               no DHD.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         He's right.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Maybe you should take a Naquadah reactor 
                         with you so you can dial up the gate 
                         manually.
 
               
               View from P2X-416 (nice name)

               
                                     NYAN
                         (walking closer to MALP) Mallen (finally 
                         a name for the woman!) I believe we 
                         found the Gateway.
 
               
                                     MALLEN
                         There is no gateway. That is Optrican 
                         legend.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         Then how do you explain this?

               
                                     MALLEN
                         This could be very dangerous Nyan. Do 
                         you realize what this could mean? (Well 
                         we sure the hell don't)
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         It would mean we were wrong. And the 
                         Optricans were right.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         (over the MALP) Nyan is it all right 
                         if we visit you?
 
               
                                     MALLEN
                         (whispering) No!

               
                                     NYAN
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, we'll be with you shortly. Uh, 
                         try to stay close to that mechanical 
                         device I'm talking through. And try 
                         to avoid that splash you saw before. 
                         It's kinda dangerous.
 
               
               Mallen starts running away.

               
                                     NYAN
                         We will be waiting to welcome you Daniel.
 
                         
               
               Stargate turns off. Nyan sees Mallen running.

               
                                     NYAN
                         Mallen! Come back! If you tell them 
                         they might kill whoever comes through! 
                         Mallen! (Oh yeah, couldn't have told 
                         the Heroes that could ya?)
 
               
               Opening credits.

               
               Wee! Little scene where they travel through the gate. The blue 
               one with the spiral thing.
 
               
               P2X-415. We see Daniel and Sam come through hauling a reactor, 
               Teal'c and Jack follow. Gate shuts off. Sam and Daniel put down 
               the reactor. Daniel goes over to Nyan.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hello Nyan.

               
                                     NYAN
                         You're... you're human.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes. I'm uh... Daniel Jackson. The person 
                         you talked to before. This is Major 
                         Carter, Colonel Jack O'Neill, and Teal'c. 
                         We're from a planet called Earth. You 
                         all right?
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         Then the legend is true...

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What, uh, what legend is that?

               
                                     NYAN
                         The Optricans believe that humans were 
                         brought to this planet by aliens who 
                         traveled through a gateway. But during 
                         the Upheaval, the gateway was buried 
                         so the beings could no longer come through.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What was the Upheaval?

               
                                     NYAN
                         A period of violent earthquakes and 
                         volcanic eruptions covering most of 
                         this continent almost 2000 years ago.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         If the Stargate has been buried for 
                         that long, how did you know where to 
                         look for it?
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         I was not looking for it. I was hoping 
                         to find a primitive settlement that 
                         was here before the Upheaval. I was 
                         hoping to prove the Bedrosian theory.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         What's that?

               
                                     NYAN
                         That human life was created on Bedrosia 
                         without a gateway.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah.

               
                                     SAM
                         So this, this country is called Bedrosia?
 
                         
               
                                     NYAN
                         This continent.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Then who are the Optricans?

               
                                     NYAN
                         A rival continent.

               
                                     JACK
                         Rival as in... what?

               
                                     NYAN
                         We believe that we were created on this 
                         continent and they believe that their 
                         holy gateway is on this continent. Therefore 
                         we've been at war for decades.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Okay, Carter, you wanna make sure that 
                         reactor's all hooked up, just in case? 
                         You mind if I ask how close to the front 
                         lines we might be?
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         A great distance. There is no need for 
                         concern.
 
               
               Jack nods, looks at Daniel.

               
               Teal'c (Who hasn't had a line yet) is looking around. He hears 
               a noise and looks ahead and above. See three ships coming over 
               to them. One goes left, other goes right, third keeps going straight...
 
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill! (Points his staff towards the 
                         ship)
 
               
               Nyan, Jack, Daniel look and see them.

               
                                     NYAN
                         (Whispering) Oh no. (Aloud) We have 
                         to hide.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I thought you said they weren't around 
                         here?
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         They're my people - Bedrosians.

               
                                     JACK
                         Good guys?

               
                                     NYAN
                         Those are not the first words I would 
                         use to describe the ones who approach.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah.

               
                                     NYAN
                         We must run. Now.

               
                                     JACK
                         Okay.

               
                                     SAM
                         I need five minutes before I can be 
                         operational Sir.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         This way, quickly. (Runs away)

               
                                     JACK
                         Screw it. Let's go. Come on.

               
               Jack, Sam, Daniel all go to run but shield from the ship that 
               is now over-head appears in front of them. Daniel goes for side 
               but gets blocked. Sam goes for another side, fails. Soon they 
               are completely surrounded. Jack fires his weapon at ship, causing 
               no damage.
 
               
               Teal'c fires staff from the bushes close by.

               
               The shield slowly closes in and one by one they get touched and 
               fall unconscious on the ground. Shield goes away. Teal'c runs 
               deeper into bushes. He looks and sees another ship. He hides 
               and waits.
 
               
               Close by the Stargate

               
               People inspecting the MALP, reactor, and some guys have weapons 
               pointed. Zoom out to see that it's SG-1   minus Teal'c   cuffed, 
               and on their knees (gotta feel sorry for Jack with his bad knees).
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Do you believe we come in peace?

               
               Guy walks with weapon to Jack's side.

               
                                     JACK
                         Got a commanding officer around here?
 
                         
               
               No answers from anyone.

               
                                     JACK
                         Wow, though crowd.

               
                                     SAM
                         What happened to Nyan?

               
                                     JACK
                         I'd imagine he's saving his own butt 
                         right about now.
 
               
               Bushes

               
               Teal'c looks around. Hears noise, points staff in front of him. 
               Sees a soldier guy with a weapon searching around. Guy slowly 
               leaves. Teal'c hears twigs breaking behind him. Teal'c suddenly 
               turns around and fires staff weapon at the local. At the same 
               time, the soldier guy fires his weapon   hitting Teal'c right 
               about at the eye. They both fall down. (Oh no!)
 
               
               By Stargate   again on planet.

               
               Doors to a ship open while SG-1 are still guarded. A guy with 
               a limp (who will be known as Limp for a while) walks out, followed 
               by two guys with weapons.
 
               
                                     LIMP
                         Mallen.

               
               Mallen walks out of ship, followed by a woman... guard... person.
 
               
               
                                     LIMP
                         You said there were aliens here.

               
                                     MALLEN
                         Yes Sir. Those people came through the 
                         gateway.
 
               
                                     LIMP
                         No. They didn't. It's a trick.

               
               See Jack looking around.

               
                                     LIMP
                         A contrivance.

               
                                     MALLEN
                         Perhaps. But one of those aliens is 
                         named Daniel. He talked to Nyan through 
                         the machine that came through the circle.
 
                         
               
                                     LIMP
                         A shuttlecraft will take you to my base. 
                         (Nods to someone) We will question you 
                         on this matter further.
 
               
               Guards take Mallen back into `craft'. Limp and UNW   unnamed 
               woman   and another guy head over to SG-1.
 
               
                                     LIMP
                         Either this Nyan fired at my craft or 
                         another Optrican is out there. (Stops 
                         walking) Either way I want them found.
 
                         
               
                                     GUARD
                         Yes Sir.

               
               Guard walks ahead of the other people.

               
               UNW takes small container over to SG-1. She has a needle in her 
               hands.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Okay. That's a needle.

               
               Guy behind Jack zaps him with the staff looking type weapon. 
               Needle goes in, needle comes out.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ow!

               
               UNW gets handed another needle. Goes over to Sam, needle goes 
               in, needle comes out. Same with Daniel (Danny whumpers don't 
               get the satisfaction of seeing it. Damn.)
 
               
                                     LIMP
                         Which of you in Daniel?

               
                                     JACK
                         I'm in Command. Colonel Jack O'Neill 
                         here.
 
               
                                     LIMP
                         I am unfamiliar with that Optrican designation.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We're not Optrican. We're explorers 
                         from another planet.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We traveled through the Stargate.

               
                                     LIMP
                         This type of psychological warfare simulating 
                         the Optrican gateway fallacy to undermine 
                         our most basic beliefs, will not work. 
                         (Huh? LOL.)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. I know that can be hard to believe. 
                         So why don't you let us show you how 
                         the Stargate works, and if you're still 
                         not convinces, we'll just take our stuff 
                         and go. Fair enough?
 
               
               Limp looks at Jack, then at Sam.

               
                                     LIMP
                         Erect a quarantine field.

               
               Limp walks away.

               
                                     JACK
                         Hey!

               
               (If you commercials when you were walking this, it would go to 
               commercial right about now. Depending...)
 
               
               Bushes. (Yay, again.)

               
               Teal'c is lying on the ground; apparently unconscious Nyan comes 
               by and touched him. Teal'c grabs his throat.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         State your purpose.

               
               Nyan tries to speak.

               
                                     NYAN
                         ... Nyan... (Great! You know your name! 
                         Now, tomorrow we'll learn how to count!)
 
                         
               
               Teal'c left him go, giving him a little push, causing Nyan to 
               fall on the solider guy that Teal'c killed. (Remember everyone?) 
               Nyan is scared, gets up, and goes over to Teal'c. Helps him sit 
               up. They hear a shuttlecraft and look around.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         We have to get away from here. (No... 
                         Sherlock...)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Where are my friends?

               
                                     NYAN
                         Captured.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will not leave my friends.

               
               Teal'c moves his hands around, searching for something.

               
                                     NYAN
                         We can't get to them. Rigar (A name!) 
                         has set up a quarantine field. And as 
                         soon as he find the solider you killed...
 
                         
               
               Teal'c is still moving his hands around, looking for his staff, 
               which is almost right next to him. Nyan finally gives the staff 
               weapon to Teal'c. Teal'c gets up.
 
               
               Nyan waves hand in front of Teal'c's face, getting no reaction.
 
               
               
                                     NYAN
                         You're blind. (Nooo!!!)

               
               By the Stargate.

               
               Ship comes down and goes through the force field. Two guards 
               are checking out the MALP. Others are digging.
 
               
                                     GUARD
                         They were starting to dig here.

               
                                     RIGAR   A.K.A LIMP
                         Finish for them. I want to know what's 
                         in there.
 
               
               Rigar heads over to the UNW (UnNameableWoman) from before.

               
                                     UNW
                         I have the results from the blood analyses. 
                         There is a 98% correspondent. They are 
                         definitely human. But none of them are 
                         showing the particle match with the 
                         Bedrosian registry.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Then that proves they are Optrican.
 
                         
               
               No answer. (LOL)

               
                                     RIGAR
                         Does it not? Say what you were thinking.
 
                         
               
                                     UNW
                         (Whispering) What if they are telling 
                         the truth? What is it is the gateway? 
                         And the Optricans were right.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         No. It's a lie.

               
                                     UNW
                         But how can you be sure?

               
                                     RIGAR
                         I am sure because we have not spent 
                         our lives praying to a god who does 
                         not exist. And many of our people have 
                         not lost their lives fighting a meaningless 
                         war. I won't accept that. I have studied 
                         the book of Nefertum (I spelt it wrong, 
                         so, you can correct it if you want to) 
                         word for word. Cover to cover. It is 
                         the truth.
 
               
                                     UNW
                         What if it's not?

               
                                     RIGAR
                         It is the truth. We began here. That 
                         device is a fabrication to fake the 
                         Optrican myth.
 
               
                                     UNW
                         To what end?

               
                                     RIGAR
                         To sow the seeds of doubt among our 
                         people. To create dissension from within. 
                         I will not allow our people to have 
                         their faith to be attacked in such a 
                         cynical way. (Nicely said. Man he may 
                         be a jerk, but ya gotta give him credit 
                         with the way he can put together a sentence.)
 
                         
               
                                     UNW
                         What do you want to do?

               
                                     RIGAR
                         We will not allow the events that have 
                         transpired to leave this place.
 
               
                                     UNW
                         Then we must find this Nyan and the 
                         forth... Optrican. (Awww come on! Be 
                         on SG-1's side!)
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Yes. And we'll find out what we can 
                         from the three we have in custody. Then 
                         we will dispose of them.
 
               
               Rigar walks away. The Un Nameable Woman follows.

               
                                     UNW
                         (muttering) Yes Sir.

               
               A cave. (Nice.)

               
               Nyan is escorting the blind Teal'c in.

               
                                     NYAN
                         We come here for shelter. We also keep 
                         supplies here.
 
               
               Nyan turns on a light.

               
                                     NYAN
                         Are you injured in addition to your 
                         eyes?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will be fine.

               
               Nyan takes Teal'c over to the other side of the cave.

               
                                     NYAN
                         You can sit here. Here.

               
               Teal'c finds the spot and sits. Nyan looks in a container. He 
               gets out a canister and gives it to Teal'c. Slowly opens it and 
               drinks.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         It's water. It's amazing how one discovery 
                         could change everything. For years I 
                         have searched for proof that we were 
                         created on this continent by Nefertum.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Nefertum? Blue lotus blossom of Ra.
 
                         
               
                                     NYAN
                         He is represented in our text by a clue 
                         lotus blossom. But what is Ra? And how 
                         do you know about Nefertum.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Nefertum was an under System lord to 
                         the one named Ra, with whom I did battle.
 
                         
               
                                     NYAN
                         I do not understand. Nefertum was and 
                         is the creator of all of us. He created 
                         this planet and this great continent.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Correction   Nefertum was an alien who 
                         most likely brought your people through 
                         the Stargate as slaves many of thousands 
                         of years ago.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         That is what the Optricans say.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They are correct.

               
                                     NYAN
                         Oh great Nefertum this is blasphemy. 
                         But if it is true it could change everything. 
                         I must show my colleagues at the research 
                         academy.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Can you be certain they would believe 
                         you?
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         They are scientists as I am. They will 
                         realize they are wrong when presented 
                         with the evidence.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Your military has the Stargate under 
                         its command.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         Not the gateway. You are proof.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will not be the proof. And I will 
                         not allow my friends to be imprisoned 
                         as they are.
 
               
               Teal'c stands.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You must help me rescue them.

               
               `Junior'   Teal'c's symbiote moves from within.

               
                                     NYAN
                         Let me see.

               
               Nyan moves to take a look, but Teal'c stops him.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Do not.

               
                                     NYAN
                         You could have a serious injury.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will be fine.

               
                                     NYAN
                         I have something that will help. I'll 
                         bring it back with the other supplies.
 
                         
               
               Nyan scampers off, leaving blind Teal'c alone.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Nyan.

               
               Teal'c tries to follow Nyan, hits cave wall, disturbing bat like 
               animals. They swarm over Teal'c but he bats them off. (LOL.) 
               Now Teal'c has a bite or cut on the back of his head. (Yay.)
 
               
               
               By Stargate, but now we have a bit tent compound looking... thing. 
               (Huh?)
 
               
               Jack, Sam, and Daniel are in little metal caged. Jack sticks 
               his foot out and touches the metal. Zap! Electrical charge in 
               the cage. (Well, just getting better and better huh?)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That hurts.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well this day just keeps getting better 
                         and better huh...
 
               
               Jack looks around.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah.

               
               Cave.

               
               Teal'c has staff weapon in hand, prepared the shoot Nyan's head 
               off   by accident of course. He hears some noises.
 
               
               Inside `structure' where SG-1 is being held. Rigar picks up radio 
               that in on the table with all the other crap they carry around 
               all the time. (Wow.) You can see three grenades, three GDOs, 
               six clips for MP5, a MP5, two 9mm, three radios, two journals, 
               three watches, three compasses, and much, much more! Rigar walks 
               over to Jack after putting the radio down. Jack is in his cage, 
               no Sam and Daniel, but two guards.
 
               
               Rigar takes weapon from one guard and the two guards leave, just 
               leaving Jack and Rigar in the room.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We should talk.

               
                                     RIGAR
                         Yes. Let us talk of your friend in the 
                         words.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I have no friends. In the woods or otherwise.
 
                         
               
               Now Daniel is in the cage instead of Jack.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're not spies. We're peaceful explorers. 
                         (Yes that's what we all say.) We traveled 
                         through what you call your gateway.
 
                         
               
               Switch to Sam.

               
                                     SAM
                         Fine the Stargate but that's what we 
                         came through.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         All four of you?

               
                                     SAM
                         All three of us.

               
                                     RIGAR
                         It is impossible for one to travel to 
                         other planets, much less through a circle 
                         of stone.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The Stargate isn't made of regular stone. 
                         If given enough power a wormhole forms 
                         within the circle that allows us to 
                         travel to other worlds.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Wormhole?

               
               Jack's turn.

               
                                     JACK
                         Giant worms. Huge.

               
               Daniel turn.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wormhole is just an expression. It has 
                         nothing to do with worms. It's a tunnel 
                         through space.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         And how is this illusion of water created 
                         that I have heard described?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, you're right in that. It is an 
                         illusion. It's not actually water.
 
                         
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Then what is it?

               
                                     JACK
                         Magic.

               
                                     SAM
                         It's an event horizon created up of 
                         quantum particles that form a wormhole.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         An alien race... the Goa'uld. Used the 
                         Stargate to transport humans from earth.
 
                         
               
               Rigar goes to get the weapon.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         ... which is how your people ended up 
                         on Bedrosia—
 
               
               Rigar zaps Daniel with the weapon. (Hehe... Danny whumping.)
 
               
               
                                     RIGAR
                         My people began on Bedrosia as did yours. 
                         We were all created by Nefertum.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Nefertum? Son of Sakhmet, "Blue lotus 
                         blossom"? (If they sat that one more 
                         time, so help me.) That's who you believed 
                         created you?
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well he must have been a Goa'uld.

               
                                     RIGAR
                         A what?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         An alien. He must have transported your 
                         people through the Star—
 
               
               Daniel gets zapped again by Rigar's weapon. Danny looks pissed.
 
               
               
               Cave

               
               (Ah!) Teal'c has his hand in his pouch. Yeah, juniors. Nyan comes 
               back.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         What are you doing?

               
               Teal'c takes his hand out.

               
                                     NYAN
                         You're an alien.

               
               Teal'c puts his shirt back on.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Come no further.

               
                                     NYAN
                         But I though you were all human.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Speak of it no more.

               
                                     NYAN
                         What are you?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         As I have said, speak of it no more. 
                         I did not believe you would return.
 
                         
               
                                     NYAN
                         You are the most important thing that 
                         has ever happened to my planet. All 
                         though I have not decided yet whether 
                         it is a good thing or bad. I brought 
                         something for your eyes. It is a healing 
                         device, among other things can regenerate 
                         the visual nerve. It will help most 
                         of your sight return in a day. Of course 
                         it is designed for human so how you 
                         will respond is—
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have no need for it. My sight will 
                         return on its own.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         Because you're an alien?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The others are human. I am a Jaffa. 
                         I possess within me a symbiote that 
                         accelerates healing.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         Forgive me, but you do not appear to 
                         be healing at all.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         My symbiote was severely damaged by 
                         my own staff energy blast. It must first 
                         heal itself.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         How long will that take?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It could be days.

               
                                     NYAN
                         Could it not die itself?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is possible.

               
                                     NYAN
                         And if that happens?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then I too will die.

               
               `Prison Tent'

               
               Jack and Sam are in cages, can't see Daniel. Jack hears a noise 
               and looks up.
 
               
               The woman   UNW   and `guards' come in.

               
                                     JACK
                         Problem?

               
               They zap Daniel once with weapon and take him away.

               
               They drag him outside where some people are looking at something 
               on the ground.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Move!

               
               They move out of the way.

               
                                     RIGAR
                         Explain.

               
               Daniel looks and sees the guy Teal'c killed.

               
                                     RIGAR
                         Explain!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I can't.

               
                                     RIGAR
                         There is a forth. He did this.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No there isn't. I don't know how this 
                         man was killed.
 
               
               The guards pull Daniel over to the other location, and drop him 
               on his knees.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Explain this.

               
               They all look at the DHD that is mainly buried. Only the top 
               is dug up.
 
               
               Cave. Nyan is sitting on container, Teal'c is sitting on edge.
 
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What do your people intend to do with 
                         my friends?
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         They are evidence that everything my 
                         people believe in is wrong. That everything 
                         my enemy believes is right. That is 
                         not an easy thing for military minds 
                         to digest.
 
               
                                     TEAL'S
                         They then will kill my friends. Destroy 
                         the Stargate and deny that this event 
                         ever occurred.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         Probably.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We must soon depart.

               
                                     NYAN
                         To do what?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Rescue them.

               
                                     NYAN
                         You're still blind.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will manage.

               
               Nyan grabs the staff weapon away from Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Nyan!

               
                                     NYAN
                         You will?

               
               Nyan give the staff back.

               
                                     NYAN
                         I will not be part of a suicide mission.
 
                         
               
               Nyan picks up the healing device.

               
                                     NYAN
                         This device only works within the first 
                         30 hours. Do you want my help or not?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You wish to use me to further scientific 
                         aspirations do you not?
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         You are proof that my theories have 
                         been wrong.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then perhaps you would be better of 
                         in I were no longer alive.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         Teal'c. I'm a scientist. If I find evidence 
                         that my theories are wrong, it's as 
                         exciting as if they were correct. Scientific 
                         advance in either direction is still 
                         an advance.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You sound like Daniel Jackson. Do what 
                         you can.
 
               
               Nyan aims the healing device towards Teal'c's eyes and activate 
               it. A continuous ray of light goes into Teal'c's right eye.
 
               
               
                                     NYAN
                         Pain is the nerve regenerating. Only 
                         a moment.
 
               
               Finally Nyan turns it off. Teal'c grabs his eyes in pain.

               
                                     NYAN
                         While I was out I went to a place where 
                         I could look upon Rigar's camp. Your 
                         friends are still there. Rigar's men 
                         have dug up a smaller device that looks 
                         related to the gateway.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The DHD. Perhaps circumstances have 
                         become more favorable.
 
               
               Teal'c moves his eyes. Now instead of being blind, his vision 
               is blurry.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There. There I see a light there.

               
                                     NYAN
                         Yes. Good. Then it works on your kind.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         But I can only see a faint light.

               
                                     NYAN
                         That was only the first treatment. We 
                         will do it as many times as necessary. 
                         There's no guarantee but it should help.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then do it.

               
                                     NYAN
                         We must wait between treatments or we 
                         will do damage rather then good.
 
               
               Prison Tent.

               
               Guards just bring Sam and Jack back in. Daniel is in his cage; 
               while they put the other two back. Rigar gets a zat.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel, you okay?

               
               Daniel just gives a sad, cute look. (Aww...)

               
                                     JACK
                         Hey Re-gar. You know that "we come in 
                         peace' business? Bite me.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         You have one last chance.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I do not know how that man was killed. 
                         We are not Optrican spies.
 
               
               Rigar zats Sam. Sam hits the back of her cage then falls forward. 
               Daniel looks POed.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Is there another one of your people 
                         out there?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         (sounding like an automated message 
                         with a monotone voice) I don't know 
                         how that man was killed. We are not—
 
                         
               
               Rigar zats Jack. Jack hits the side of the cage and stays there, 
               slowly getting electrocuted.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No there is not another one of my team 
                         out there turn it off!
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         What's he look like?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Turn it off! You'll kill him!

               
                                     RIGAR
                         No, you will kill him.

               
               Daniel looks mad. Hear a chevron lock into place.

               
               Rigar looks at Jack. He takes the weapon and uses it to turn 
               the electrical current off. He leaves with the zat as the Stargate 
               continues to dial.
 
               
               Outside, chevron... four locks into place. Rigar and still nameless 
               woman go outside. Chevron five locks in and the two people stop. 
               They continue. Chevron six   they stop.
 
               
               On the other side of the gate we see Hammond in the control room.
 
               
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Chevron seven-locked Sir. Wormhole engaged.
 
                         
               
                                     OTHER SIDE
                         Stargate goes `kawoosh' and the people 
                         almost fall down. Rigar and woman look 
                         scared, or amazed.
 
               
                                     ON EARTH
                         
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Ready to transmit signal Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         SG-1. This is General Hammond. Come 
                         in.
 
               
               As Hammond speaks, we see from inside the prison tent. The guard 
               hears Hammond over the radio.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I repeat, SG-1, this is General Hammond. 
                         Come in.
 
               
               The guy leaves with a radio. Daniel looked worried, yet surprised.
 
               
               
               Outside Rigar and others are staring at the event horizon.

               
                                     RIGAR
                         This is not a gateway. This is a trick.
 
                         
               
               Guy with radio gets outside to Rigar.

               
                                     GUY
                         Rigar Sir.

               
               Gives him radio.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         SG-1, please respond. SG-1 please come 
                         in.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Who is this?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This is General Hammond of the SGC. 
                         With whom am I speaking?
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         The one who holds your people.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I want to speak with Colonel O'Neill 
                         now.
 
               
               Cave.

               
               Nyan is using the healing device on Teal'c's eyes again. He stops 
               and Teal'c once again grabs his eyes.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Our objective is to free O'Neill and 
                         the others. We will lay down cover fire 
                         to enable one of them to dial the Stargate.
 
                         
               
                                     NYAN
                         Getting inside the camp is going to 
                         be our first problem. The quarantine 
                         field is only penetrable by shuttlecraft.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         An obstacle easily overcome.

               
               Teal'c looks at his hands. They are blurry, but not a much as 
               the light was before.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         My vision has improved.

               
               Teal'c gives Nyan as zat.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You may use this to defend yourself.
 
                         
               
                                     NYAN
                         I've never used a weapon before.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am confident that you will learn quickly.
 
                         
               
               Teal'c picks up his staff and gets up.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We must depart.

               
               Teal'c walks ahead almost into Nyan. He turns left and almost 
               hits a wall. Finally Teal'c finds his way and leaves. Nyan follows.
 
               
               
               Right by the Gate.

               
                                     RIGAR
                         Tell me, how does this trick work? Is 
                         it some sore of projection?
 
               
               Earth wise...

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I assure that what you are seeing is 
                         real. Now please, let me speak to Colonel 
                         O'Neill. (To technician) Try to pull 
                         up the MALP.
 
               
               In the prison tent Daniel is sitting there while Sam and Jack 
               are out cold. The camera on the MALP starts moving.
 
               
                                     BY STARGATE
                         
               
                                     RIGAR
                         From where do you broadcast? Are you 
                         in Optrican or within Bedrosian borders?
 
                         
               
               In the prison tent, Daniel notices the camera and starts waving 
               his hands, trying to get SGC's attention.
 
               
               Earth side...

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Once my people are returned I will be 
                         happy to discuss an exchange of information 
                         with you.
 
               
               Hammond looks at a monitor and sees the cages, and Daniel waving. 
               They zoom in on Daniel.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         See if you can get a clear line of site 
                         on O'Neill.
 
               
               In the prison tent...

               
               MALP starts trying to move around, not with much progress.

               
                                     BY THE GATE
                         
               
                                     RIGAR
                         You will send the plans for this device.
 
                         
               
               The nameless woman hears something and looks towards the tent. 
               Sees a lump hitting the side over, and over.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         You will send the coordinates of your 
                         position, and when you have exposed 
                         your entire fraud, I will consider sparing 
                         your operatives lives.
 
               
               Rigar turns and sees the UNW and two guards head to the tent. 
               He follows.
 
               
               In the prison tent the MALP continues to move around. Daniel 
               is trying sign language. He's trying to say something like, `They 
               have weapons out there.' Door to tent opens and part of four 
               comes in.
 
               
               On Earth, through the monitor they see Daniel is giving the `cut 
               off', `stop', `end', or `dead' sign. Hammond looks worried.
 
               
               
               Rigar and UNW get in and look around. Rigar looks at the MALP.
 
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You will return my people immediately, 
                         is that clear?
 
               
               Jack and Sam start coming to. Daniel has the look on someone 
               who's in trouble. (Bad Danny... LOL.)
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do we understand each other?

               
               Rigar looks at MALP camera.

               
               Through the monitor on Earth we see Rigar.

               
                                     RIGAR
                         If you attempt any sort of rescue, I 
                         will kill your people.
 
               
               Rigar shoots the camera with the zat. Transmission is interrupted.
 
               
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Lost all MALP telemetry Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Shut it down.

               
               Gate shuts down and Hammond looks very worried.

               
               Meanwhile, back at the Prison Tent...

               
               Rigar throws radio back on the table. He shuts the zat and throws 
               it down.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Call in a transport shuttle. I want 
                         them moved to a more secure facility. 
                         Put them away until it gets here.
 
                         
               
               Guards head over to them.

               
               Outside... Somewhere.

               
               Teal'c and Nyan are walking through the woods. They find a big 
               rock and an open spot. They hear shuttle and hide behind the 
               rock. Teal'c fires at the shuttle and misses. The shuttle lands.
 
               
               
                                     NYAN
                         Are you sure I should be the one to 
                         do this?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You will perform well. I am certain.
 
                         
               
               The doors to the shuttle open and out walk two guards. Nyan zats 
               one of them. The other one fires his weapon and Nyan ducks. Teal'c 
               fires staff and misses. Nyan then zats the guard once. Teal'c 
               and Nyan steal the guards' weapons.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         Stun don't kill.

               
               They run into the shuttle and the doors close.

               
               Outside tent on planet.

               
               Lots of guards outside. Rigar and more guards come out of tent.
 
               
               
                                     UNW
                         Transport shuttle will be here any moment 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         I will accompany the prisoners back 
                         to the base. You will remain here to 
                         guard the ring. Be sure—
 
               
               They look up to see the transport shuttle flying like one of 
               those drunk pilots would have been flying if they didn't get 
               arrested. It hits a little ridge and crashes. Nyan runs out.
 
               
               
                                     NYAN
                         Help me! Help me! He's out there, in 
                         the forest!
 
               
               Nyan gets on his knees in front of Rigar, begging. UNW pulls 
               him up.
 
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Who is out there?

               
                                     NYAN
                         The alien. He killed the soldiers then 
                         he tried to kill me with his lightning 
                         weapon. But I got away and came here.
 
                         
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Take the shuttlecraft. Find him!

               
               Two soldier run off and into the shuttle.

               
                                     RIGAR
                         Put him under guard.

               
               They take Nyan away. Rigar looks and sees the shuttle still there.
 
               
               
                                     RIGAR
                         Tell them to launch. Now!

               
                                     UNW
                         Yes Sir.

               
               UNW walks over to the shuttle.

               
                                     UNW
                         Why haven't you launched this craft?
 
                         
               
               Teal'c comes to the doors and shoots UNW with one of the locals' 
               own weapons. Firefight starts. Teal'c shoots the one guarding 
               Nyan. Rigar runs into a tent. They keep firing.... And firing.
 
               
               
               Teal'c takes cover in shuttle. Nyan takes zat he has hidden in 
               his clothes and joins in the fight. Nyan kills a guy, stuns another. 
               Teal's keeps firing.
 
               
               Nyan grabs a few of the Bedrosian weapons and goes into the prison 
               tent where everyone is wide and awake.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Nyan...

               
               Nyan uses the end of the weapons to unlock Sam's door. Sam gets 
               out. Nyan gives her a weapon.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         Hit the side button to shoot long range.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Where's Teal'c?

               
               Nyan unlocks Daniel's cage.

               
                                     NYAN
                         He's outside.

               
               Nyan unlocks Jack's cage. Jack kicks the door open.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, dial us up. We'll lay cover.
 
                         
               
               Daniel puts on his glasses and follows the others outside.

               
               Teal'c keeps on firing, killing, and stunning. Jack opens the 
               door and fires the sat. (Not like he shot anyone) Jack zats a 
               few, while Sam and Nyan start firing.
 
               
               Daniel runs to the DHD and starts dialing while everyone else 
               fires weapons. Daniel dodges a few, but Jack shots the perpetrators. 
               Firing continues, Daniel finally gets the gate open.
 
               
               On Earth...

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Unidentified traveler.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Close the iris.

               
               The iris closes.

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         I'm not receiving a GDO code Sir.

               
               On the planet Teal'c being the only one smart enough to have 
               a GDO enters the code.
 
               
               On Earth, the computer has the flashy name `SG-1' there of being 
               the code.
 
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         It's SG-1 Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Open the iris.

               
               On Planet...

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         GO!

               
               Guys fire at Teal'c, but he hides deep in the shuttle. Daniel 
               runs to the gate and jumps through to Earth. (Ouch. That landing 
               must hurt; even through we don't see it!)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Go!

               
               Sam runs and goes through.

               
                                     JACK
                         Nyan, can you cover me?

               
                                     NYAN
                         I will.

               
               Jack runs to shuttle, almost getting shot. He turns around when 
               in the shuttle and shoots the guy who fired at him. Jack almost 
               shoots Teal'c.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c! Gaah! You look a little rough 
                         there Teal'c.
 
               
               Rigar comes out of the tent with a weapon. Two more shuttles 
               are heading towards their location.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We ready to go?

               
               Teal'c nods. They pause for a second.

               
                                     JACK
                         All right... Go.

               
               Jack starts blasting away with the zat. Nyan runs to the gate 
               with them but gets shot by Rigar. Jack sees Rigar. Rigar takes 
               a deep breath and aims the weapon at Jack. Jack shoots Rigar 
               with the zat once.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c!

               
               Teal'c helps Nyan up.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He is coming with us O'Neill.

               
               They all run to the gate as one of the two incoming shuttles 
               start firing at them. They get through the gate.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         General Hammond he is a friend.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Stand down.

               
               Nyan and Teal'c basically fall down.

               
                                     JACK
                         A little help here.

               
               Janet and two nurses run to the ramp and start to assist. Teal'c 
               doesn't look good and Nyan passes out.
 
               
               Infirmary. Teal'c is nicely in the bed.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Well Teal'c all I can say is Junior 
                         is one resilient little guy.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         Who's Junior?

               
               Nyan has a small bandage on his forehead for a cut.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is the name Colonel O'Neill has given 
                         my symbiote.
 
               
               Fraiser walks off to Nyan. Sam, Jack, and Daniel walk in.

               
                                     SAM
                         Do how are you feeling?

               
               Jack signals guards to leave Nyan's bedside.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Greatly improved Major Carter. Thank 
                         you.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Here's some good news. The Air Force 
                         has agreed to get you refugee status. 
                         Which means you can stay here with us, 
                         if you'd like.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         What would I do here?

               
               Daniel gives Nyan a small, book kind of shaped box.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well I think we have a little job for 
                         you Nyan. If you're interest, I have 
                         a back of ancient artifacts gathered 
                         from previous missions, and I could 
                         use a research assistant. It would also 
                         be great way to learn about the history 
                         of your ancestors.
 
               
               Smiles from Nyan, and from Sam.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         But for now you both need to rest.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         And we'll leave you to that.

               
               Jack, Sam, Daniel, and Janet leave.

               
                                     NYAN
                         Thank you Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You have saved my life as well the lived 
                         of my friends. It is I who should thank 
                         you.
 
               
                                     NYAN
                         I still wish I could show you to my 
                         friends in the science community. They 
                         would have been fascinated.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps one day the situation on your 
                         planet will improve. And you will get 
                         this opportunity.
 
               
               Nyan smiles, and Teal'c goes to sleep.

               
               THE END

               

New Ground



Writers :   Heather E. Ash
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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