"NEW ORDER I"
Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
SGC. DANIELíS OFFICE. Daniel is packing some books. Doctor Weir
comes to the door.
Elizabeth. Almost ready. Canít believe
weíre finally going. I mean, I know
I should have been ready a long time
ago but I needed some ...
The talks have stalled again.
Youíre kidding me.
Itís a complicated situation.
The Antarctic Treaty was established
to promote scientic research in the
With the interests of progress for *all*
mankind, not just that of the United
States. So argue the other eleven states,
all claiming shared jurisdiction. I
mean, Article 1 states quite clearly
there can be no establishment of any
military base, and no testing of any
weapons. You saw first-hand how powerful
the Ancient outpost is.
And so meanwhile Jack just stays frozen
in a stasis pod down there? He sacrificed
himself to save us - *all* of us, not
just this country.
I know, but the scale of Anubisí attack
makes covering it up tenuous at best.
If weíre gonna keep the entire world
from finding out everything to do with
the Stargate, weíre gonna need the full
co-operation of every government now
aware of whatís been going on. Itís
just gonna take more time.
And in the meantime, we just sit here
and do nothing.
Iím sorry, Doctor Jackson. (She turns
and starts to walk away.)
(Elizabeth stops and turns around again.)
Daniel. (She walks away.)
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Doctor Weir is talking with SG-1.
We use the Gate.
Itís not that we canít use it. Officially,
all normal Gate activity will remain
suspended. It will just be until the
agreement for the Antarctic site is
What does one have to do with the other?
While we obviously still have full jurisdictional
control over the Stargate, the President
feels that ultimately how we proceed
with operations here at SGC will reflect
on our international goodwill.
In other words, itís our political leverage
I would *never* say that.
What about Colonel OíNeill?
Look, I know what he means to the three
of you. We all appreciate the sacrifice
Colonel OíNeill made.
The Asgard can help him. Last time they
were able to erase the Ancient knowledge
from his mind before it killed him.
Weíve tried contacting them. What do
you suggest we do?
Youíre aware of how we helped the Asgard
trap the Replicators in the time dilation
field on the planet Halla.
Something to that effect, yes - that
was a couple of years ago, right?
Basically we know that that trap is
only gonna hold them for so long. Thor
and the Asgard must be monitoring the
situation. If we can get there, we should
be able to contact them.
Isnít the planet youíre talking about
in another galaxy?
OíNeill used his knowledge of the Ancients
to modify the Goaíuld vessel currently
in our possession.
According to your report, Major, that
ship is capable of flying faster and
farther than anything the Goaíuld have.
Yes. I think it might just get us there.
That may be a problem. Thereís a good
chance the trip will burn out the engines.
OK, now thatís a *big* problem. If you
get there and it turns out you canít
contact the Asgard?
Weíre willing to take the risk.
As admirable as that is, I canít let
you do it.
For what reason?
Colonel OíNeill was able to fend off
Anubisí fleet using the weapons from
the Ancient outpost. Hopefully that
will make the other Goaíuld think twice
before attacking Earth in the foreseeable
future but the truth is, we donít know
if weíre ever going to be able to use
those weapons again. And if we canít,
weíre gonna need a new tactical advantage
over the Goaíuld - at least thatís what
the Pentagon tells me; and the modified
cargo ship - itís too valuable right
now. Iím sorry - request denied. (She
stands up and leaves the room.)
SGC. WEIRíS OFFICE. Sam comes to the door and knocks.
What can I do for you, Major?
I want you to reconsider my request.
That cargo ship was modified using the
knowledge of the Ancients. Now, there
is no guarantee that *anyone* will *ever*
be able to figure out how it was done.
And as the most likely person on the
planet *to* figure it out, are you saying
that if I donít let you attempt to contact
the Asgard, you wonít even try?
I would never say that.
Right now that is the most advanced
piece of technology we have.
If it werenít for Colonel OíNeill, we
wouldnít *have* that ship. For that
matter, we wouldnít even *be* here discussing
(Elizabeth nods thoughtfully.)
SGC. CARTERíS OFFICE. Sam is talking to Tealíc.
We got the co-ordinates from the Prometheus.
Now based on the amount of time it took
to get the modified ship from Taonas
to Earth, Iím estimating our trip to
Othalla from Earth will take roughly
(Daniel comes in.)
Hey! So, uh, how did you talk Weir into
letting us go?
I didnít. I talked her into letting
*us* go (indicating herself and Tealíc).
Youíre staying here. (Daniel stares
at her and Tealíc disbelievingly.) Daniel,
even *with* the modifications to the
ship thereís no guarantee itíll get
us there, and if it *does* thereís a
good chance itíll burn out the engines.
The ship was never meant to fly at that
speed which means, if we donít find
the Asgard, weíll be stranded.
We need you here. Youíre our best chance
at deciphering whatever informationís
in that Ancient outpost.
If we fail, you will be OíNeillís only
HYPERSPACE. CARGO SHIP. Tealíc is sitting up front. Sam comes
Hey, Tealíc. (She holds up a sandwich.)
Can I get you anything? I packed lots
of turkey - I know itís your favourite.
Thank you, but I am not currently hungry.
Have you been able to determine how
OíNeill modified the engines?
No. Iím just taking a break. I didnít
think it would be easy, but at least
itís a good way to pass the time. (She
flinches.) Iím sorry - have I been ignoring
you? (She sits down.)
I am fine.
I thought maybe working on the engines
would help take my mind off Colonel
OíNeill ... which is kinda silly considering
heís the one who modified them. Look,
I know this plan isnít exactly foolproof.
I have *never* plotted an intergalactic
course before. I mean, if the co-ordinates
are off by even one half of a percent
we could wind up ten thousand light
years from our destination. But still
(she laughs nervously), tryiní to stay
I have the utmost confidence in your
I know. So, you wanna talk?
Concerning what subject?
I dunno. Howís Ryaíc?
You still keeping in touch with Ishta?
Braítac is well.
Címon, Tealíc, throw me a bone here!
How is Pete Shanahan?
Heís fine. (She turns away, looking
Is not all well between the two of you?
No! Everythingís great. Itís just -
as you well know - itís not easy saying
goodbye to someone you care about when
you think thereís a chance you may never
see them again. I know thatís a risk
we take every time we step through the
Stargate but ... still ... try to stay
positive. (She pauses for a moment.)
Iíll get you a sandwich. (She gets up
and goes to the rear of the ship. Tealíc
opens his mouth to stop her, but then
closes his mouth again and smiles.)
SGC. WEIRíS OFFICE. Daniel comes to the door and knocks.
Elizabeth. Just wondering if youíd heard
Theyíre still bogged down.
Itís been over a week.
Well what do you expect? A quick round
of handshakes, champagne toast, seal
We were attacked from space by an armada
of alien ships. If that doesnít get
us past our distrust of each other,
You forget those alien ships were destroyed
by a single weapon. I mean, that kind
of powerís gonna give anyone cause for
Yup. Not that I want this to come off
as an attempt to get rid of you, but,
uh, isnít this sort of international
negotiation exactly your area of expertise?
(The Stargate starts to dial in. Alarms go off.)
Unauthorised offworld activation!
SGC. CONTROL ROOM. Doctor Weir and Daniel come down the stairs
and walk over to Walter.
Weíre receiving a signal. Itís a text
(Symbols start to appear on the screen.)
What does it say?
Um, itís from one of the System Lords,
Camulus, the Celtic god of war.
Iím not familiar with him.
Um, weíve never had any contact with
him before. (He reads on.) Wow.
Uh, yeah, of course, Ďwowí.
Sorry. It says he wants to arrange a
meeting for the purpose of negotiating
A Goaíuld wants to arrange a treaty
Not just one Goaíuld - all of them.
The System Lords. They wanna send representatives
HYPERSPACE. CARGO SHIP.
We are preparing to emerge from hyperspace.
(He puts on a headset similar to the
one that Jacob wore in ďSerpentís VenomĒ.)
As soon as we drop out Iíll start broadcasting
a signal. If the Asgard are monitoring
the region, they should find us.
(The ship comes out into normal space. Tealíc checks his headset.)
Should we not be able to see the planet?
(The ship vibrates.)
We are experiencing the effects of an
extremely powerful gravitational force.
Somethingís not right. Tealíc, turn
us around and get us outta here now.
Hyperspace generator will not engage.
Sub-light engines are at maximum, yet
we are not moving.
Thereís only one thing I know of that
could create this kind of gravitational
behind the cargo ship, matter and light
are spiralling into a black hole.)
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Doctor Weir is reading Danielís translation
of the Goaíuld message.
Youíre sure this is an accurate translation
of the message?
What do you make of it?
Well, to be honest Iím not sure *what*
The Goaíuld did come here once to negotiate
Yeah, with the Asgard, not with us.
Earth just served as neutral territory.
For them to want to meet with us as
equals is extremely unusual.
Maybe we gained a bit of respect in
Yeah, they must have heard what happened
to Anubis. They couldnít defeat him,
not with all their combined forces and
we did it in a single day.
Which may explain why they wanna come
Yeah - to see how we did it.
SPACE. CARGO SHIP. Sam comes forward from the engine room.
Itís pretty much what we expected -
we burned out the hyperdrive getting
(Tealíc takes off his headset.)
That is most unfortunate.
Even if it *was* working, it would have
been very dangerous to open a window
this close to the event horizon of a
Are we that far off course?
No! We came out of hyperspace right
where we were supposed to. This just
doesnít make any sense. Hallaís sun
wasnít nearly massive enough to collapse
into a black hole.
Yet that is what appears to be happening.
Iíll see if I can get a little more
out of the sub-light engines. (She heads
back to the engine room.)
SGC. Weir finishes a phonecall in her office and comes out into
the Briefing Room to join Daniel.
The President has authorised me to pursue
negotiations with the Goaíuld.
You donít think I can handle it?
I didnít say that, but, if I may, *you*
donít sound all that confident.
Well, as you said, I have brokered my
share of international negotiations;
this will just be my first *interplanetary*
The System Lords canít be trusted, either
as a group or individuals. Theyíre posturing
egomaniacs driven by an insatiable lust
for power, each one capable of unimaginable
See - why should I be nervous?! Sounds
like an average day at the United Nations.
Look, Iím not afraid to admit that I
need help. So what can you tell me?
The High Council of the System Lords
is a rather flimsy coalition of the
most powerful Goaíulds in the galaxy
who only co-operate when it suits them.
Their numbers vary from time to time
- new ones rise up, old ones get knocked
off. We think thereís about a dozen
right now. Iíve put together a summary
of what we know.
Alright. I assume I canít just open
the iris and let the representatives
just walk through.
No, that would probably be a bad idea.
We should get them to meet us in a neutral
location, preferably a planet of our
choosing. Send a team, make sure theyíre
unarmed and then escort them back.
Good. Send the message.
(Daniel doesnít look happy, but gets up to comply with her order.)
SPACE. CARGO SHIP. The ship is slowly being pulled backwards
towards the black hole.
We are now being pulled backwards. Advise
that we divert power from the shields.
Right now theyíre the only thing holding
the ship together. Drop them and the
gravitational fields will tear us apart.
I do not believe there is any other
(Sam goes to a bank of crystals and takes one out.)
We are now moving forward.
Itís not gonna be good enough - weíre
losing hull integrity.
(Thereís an explosion and air starts rushing around the ship.
Tealíc jumps up from his seat.)
Weíve got a hull breach!
(The back of the ship starts to rip open. Instinctively Tealíc
grabs hold of Sam and pulls her forward even though it wonít
make any difference. At that moment, a transporter beam engulfs
the two of them and whisks them away and they reappear on ...)
It is good to see you again, Major Carter,
Indeed. Your timing is impeccable.
SGC. DANIELíS OFFICE. Doctor Weir walks in.
So the Goaíuld have agreed to our terms
for their travel here.
Yeah. I was just going over some research
material on the delegates theyíre sending.
Camulus is the one who sent the original
message. Then thereís Amaterasu, the
Japanese sun goddess; and the last one
is Lord Yu.
Donít. Every joke, every pun, done to
I just thought I remembered reading
he was not himself, or something. Of
course, for a Goaíuld, what that means
exactly, Iím not sure. Please, continue.
Well, he no longer has the ability to
take on a new host and it seems the
regenerative powers of the sarcophagus
are losing its effectiveness for him.
Basically, heís suffering from old age.
Heís senile. Why did they choose him
as a representative?
Well, his underlings may be doing a
good job of covering for him.
The other System Lords donít know.
The interesting thing is, Lord Yu is
the one System Lord who opposed Anubisí
desire to be reinstated to the Council
after his banishment. (Elizabeth looks
at him.) Long story. The point is that
he fell out of favour when the other
System Lords accepted Anubis back and
he used his power to become an effective
So now that Anubis has gone, you think
the balance of power shifted back to
On the bright side, out of all the Goaíuld,
Lord Yu has been the most co-operative
with us in the past.
I thought you said none of them could
Oh, they canít, especially not a ...
Huh - thatís the bright side?
More of a slightly less dark side.
I am afraid I cannot leave this sector,
Major, not at the moment.
Thor, youíre the only one who can save
As you have said, he is being preserved
in stasis at the moment. I will be glad
to return with you to Earth as soon
as my mission here is completed.
What is your mission?
I must wait here until I am certain
the Replicators have been destroyed.
You may have noticed that Hallaís sun
has collapsed into a black hole.
Just before the back of our ship was
Iím sorry I did not reach you sooner.
I was not expecting you.
Yeah, you havenít been responding to
our attempts to contact you.
I am sorry. Time/space distortions caused
by the black hole have been interfering
with my shipís long-range communications.
Indeed - for some.
The time dilation field was only a temporary
measure. We knew the time it would take
for the Replicator humans to reach the
machine would translate to less than
two years outside the field. Therefore
a more permanent solution was devised.
So you collapsed the sun.
By artificially increasing its gravitational
Thatís ... pretty cool!
(Thor calls up a computer image.)
As you can see, the planet has already
broken apart. However, a large number
of Replicators have managed to come
together in a coherent mass that has
yet to pass the event horizon.
Well, even if they can withstand the
gravitational force without being torn
apart, thereís no way they could ever
What is it?
The mass of Replicator blocks have begun
moving away from the event horizon.
How is that possible?
They have the time dilation device.
I do not know exactly how, but they
seem to have used it to counteract the
gravitational effects that should be
pulling them in.
Frightening - not only that they can
do that, but you donít know how.
I agree. (The computer shows the Replicator
mass moving.) They are picking up speed.
Scans indicate the blocks have formed
A ship. They *are* escaping. Their course
indicates they are headed this way.
SGC. GATEROOM. Weir is waiting nervously at the bottom of the
ramp as the Gate dials. Daniel walks in.
I thought you were going to stand me
Yeah, sorry. Heard anything from Tealíc
(The Gate whooshes.)
Receiving a signal, maíam. SG-7 reports
that we have a green light.
Open the iris.
(The iris opens and Amaterasu, Camulus and Yu step through, accompanied
by Oshu, Yuís First Prime. SG-7 follow behind.)
Welcome to Earth. Allow me to introduce
We are not interested in your name.
Really? I generally find it helps so
We prefer to present our offer, so we
can spend as brief a time as possible
on this planet.
(Elizabeth looks at Daniel, who smiles ruefully.)
Right this way. (She indicates the direction
and they head out of the Gateroom.)
THORíS SHIP. The Replicator ship is still approaching.
Have you ever seen anything like it?
No, and it is doubtful my shipís weapons
will be effective against it.
We should probably get out of here,
then, huh? Can you jump into hyperspace?
We must clear the gravitational distortion
field of the black hole first. (The
Replicator ship fires part of itself
towards Thorís ship.) They have fired
Can it penetrate your shields?
It is more than likely. Brace for impact.
(The Replicator weapon hits the ship.)
The hull has been breached.
The damage is minimal. The projectile
was likely composed of Replicators.
They are not visible to my shipís scanners.
This is how they have boarded Asgard
ships in the past.
Can you use the shields to prevent decompression
in those sections?
(Sam and Tealíc go to one of the crates that Thor beamed over
from the cargo ship, take out rifles and head off.)
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Camulusand Yu are seated on one side of the
table, Daniel and Amaterasu on the other and Weir at the head.
Oshu stands behind Yu.
Your unexpected defeat of Anubis has
created an unstable situation among
the System Lords. In order to avoid
open war, we came to an agreement to
divide his territories and his armies
How civilised of you(!)
Yes. Unfortunately, one of those among
us has broken that agreement.
Oh, no, no, no, donít tell me, let me
guess, itís, um ... (He drags out the
suspense as long as he can but Amaterasu
gets tired of waiting.)
He was able to learn the location of
the planet where Anubis was creating
his Kull warriors.
Baíal got there before you did and found
a way to reprogramme the soldiers to
With those Orac at his command, Baíal
has tipped the balance of power in his
In battle, the Kull are far superior
to the Jaffa. Already many among us
have begun to speak of capitulation,
much as they did with Anubis. If that
happens, Baíal will indeed be unstoppable.
Well, this is all very interesting,
Iím sure, but I fail to see what it
has to do with us.
(Yu beckons Oshu forward. Oshu leans down and Yu whispers into
his ear. Oshu straightens up.)
My master wishes to say it is well known
the Tauri possess a powerful new weapon,
something far beyond their current level
Yes, we used it to kill Anubis and destroy
By means of this weapon, Baíal can be
prevented from conquering the galaxy.
THORíS SHIP. Sam and Tealíc are cautiously making their way through
corridors. After a while they hear the all-too-familiar sound
of Replicators. They move towards the sound but Tealíc is distracted
by damage to the walls. Sam continues on alone and shortly afterwards
we see Sam from the point of view of a Replicator moving up behind
her. She finally hears it and turns towards it, but is transported
Major Carter! (A Replicator is nearby.
He shoots it, then speaks over comms)
Thor, it is Tealíc. Major Carter was
beamed away. Is she in your presence?
I did not do it. The Replicators must
(More Replicators appear. Tealíc shoots them all into bits. Outside,
the Replicator ship goes into hyperspace. Tealíc goes to the
I have eliminated all of the Replicators
I could locate.
There is no way of knowing if there
are more. The Replicator ship has entered
Can you follow?
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM.
If Baíal defeats us, how long do you
think it will be before he turns his
attention to you?
If he does, heíll suffer the same fate
Perhaps, but there are other worlds
in this galaxy without the luxury of
such advanced defences.
What are you talking about?
We could not help but notice that the
Asgard did not come to your aid when
Anubis threatened your planet. In fact,
weíve heard nothing from the Asgard
for quite some time now.
Really? Thatís odd, cos we talk to them
all the time.
The Asgard didnít come because they
knew it wasnít necessary.
Baíal believes otherwise. He is convinced
that the Asgard can no longer exercise
power in this galaxy. He intends to
take the planets protected under the
Goaíuld/Asgard treaty for himself.
If you do not help us stop him, millions
of humans will die, and millions more
will be enslaved.
THORíS SHIP. The ship is now in hyperspace, following the Replicator
Do you know its destination?
Before you destroyed them, the Replicators
managed to access the shipís computer.
They learned the location of Orilla,
the planet where we are attempting to
rebuild the Asgard civilisation. I assumed
it would be their first target.
What is your reasoning?
Orilla is rich in neutronium, which
is a key element in Asgard technology.
It is also essential for the creation
of human-form Replicators.
REPLICATOR SHIP. Sam, disarmed, is in a room. She walks around
cautiously and soon realises that the walls are made of Replicator
pieces. She touches some of them, and a shape appears where her
fingers touched. The shape distorts, and Fifth walks out of the
I imagine you never expected to see
me again. (He advances on her threateningly.)
Iím sorry we left you behind, but we
had to do it. We couldnít risk the others
getting out. You know what theyíre capable
of. I know you must be upset.
We betrayed you. It must have hurt.
(She reaches the far wall and can go
no further.) See, thatís the part of
you thatís most like us, the human part
of you. I understand how you feel.
No you donít! You couldnít! But I promise
you, you will.
(He reaches out his hand towards her head. Sam grabs his hand
to stop him, but his fingers elongate and plunge into her head.)
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. The meeting is in recess and some food has
been provided for the System Lords. Yu tries something, and spits
it out in disgust. Meanwhile Weir and Daniel are talking in her
How many planets are protected under
Um, twenty-six. Twenty-seven if you
And what good is it if the Asgard arenít
actually available to protect anything?
At one time they were - more recently
weíve been trading on the *threat*,
kind of a big bluff.
Well, Baíal is about to *call* the bluff.
Unfortunately thereís nothing we can
do about that. Earth is safe so long
as the Goaíuld think we can defend ourselves.
But thatís a bluff too.
Yeah, more or less.
When I was a kid, my dad used to have
these weekly poker games. All I remember
is smoke making my eyes water. Iím starting
to wish Iíd paid more attention.
Iím sure youíve misrepresented the truth
before in negotiations.
Actually, no - my job has usually been
to get people to *recognise* the truth.
Well if they even get a hint of the
fact that we canít use the Ancient weapon
to defend ourselves, trust me, this
game is over. Too dramatic?
At this point, not for me.
THORíS SHIP. The ship is still in pursuit of the Replicator vessel.
How can we stop them?
My shipís weapons will not function
in hyperspace, much like the shields.
However, in close proximity, the self-destruct
may be sufficient to eliminate both
ships. I am sorry, but we have no choice.
If the human-form Replicators reach
Orilla, they will have the resources
to replicate many thousands of times.
We cannot allow that to happen.
So be it.
REPLICATOR SHIP. Sam is experiencing a multitude of images flashing
through her mind in rapid succession. Finally Fifth pulls his
hand out of her head and she drops to the floor, gasping.
Why are you *doing* this?
You think you deserve better?
You can *see* my thoughts. You *know*
I didnít wanna do it.
I suppose in a way I should thank you.
It was because of what you did to me
I came to realise my full potential.
I am more human than the others. At
first I thought it was weakness, but
now I see it makes me capable of so
My brothers and sisters will devour
entire civilisations in order to replicate,
but they will know nothing of cruelty,
or betrayal, or revenge. Not like us.
Isnít that right, Major Carter? (He
moves his hand towards her head again.)
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. The meeting has resumed.
We appreciate you bringing us this information,
but it doesnít change the fact that
we canít get involved in any internal
Goaíuld dispute, and if Baíal tries
to attack any of the protected planets,
heíll suffer the consequences.
Unfortunately, we do not share your
faith in the Asgard. We must stop Baíal
before it comes to that.
Youíll forgive my bluntness, but thatís
not our problem.
(Yu slams his hand down on the table angrily.)
Enough! With each passing moment, Anubis
grows more powerful!
(Everyone looks uncomfortable.)
You mean Baíal.
My master is fatigued. We request a
Silence! I need no adjournment.
We know you have a formidable new defensive
weapon, but with it you must wait for
your enemies to come to you, and that
can be dangerous. What if an enemy were
to devise a means of defeating this
What exactly are you offering?
We know you have battleships that are
not capable of interstellar travel.
We are offering you a means of producing
a fleet of ships as advanced as the
Goaíuld Hatak vessels. You could take
the fight to the enemy.
THORíS SHIP. The ship has almost caught up with the Replicator
We are almost in range ... (On the screen,
it shows his ship getting closer and
closer.) Now. (He activates the self-destruct
but the power goes down momentarily
before resuming.) We are slowing down.
Something is interfering with the controls.
(He checks his read-outs.) The auxiliary
control console outside the engine room.
(Tealíc picks up his rifle and heads out.)
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM.
Your offer is very generous, but Iím
afraid weíre going to have to decline.
You would be able to uphold the Protected
Planets Treaty with or without the aid
of the Asgard.
How many hyperdrives are you willing
to give us?
How many ships can you build?
I think the real question is: how many
ships do you *have*? I mean, if weíre
gonna enforce this treaty ourselves,
we need to build enough ships to match
any fleet that would oppose us.
We are not at liberty to disclose such
Well then, this discussion is over.
How can you blindly reject such an offer?
Because weíre not about to fight your
battles for you in exchange for a couple
of hyperdrive engines that may or may
not do us any good in the long run,
and especially since we already have
that technology at our disposal.
(Camulus looks startled.)
You have viable hyperdrive technology?
Yes, we do, and with the help of the
Asgard, we are in the process of implementing
it right now. So, thank you very much.
This Ancient weapon: such an advanced
piece of technology. The power requirements
must be enormous. Even simple maintenance
must be extremely difficult, given your
Of course, we believe you. (She looks
at Camulus.) But I wonder what Baíal
would think if he were to receive intelligence
that the weapon was temporarily out
Hmm. He would come to this world to
claim it for himself. The Tauri would
be forced to destroy him.
And we would have to give them nothing.
Oh, come on! Baíal would never fall
for that. He knows how desperate you
are. I think he might find this information
a little bit convenient ...
Perhaps, but you leave us few options.
OK, weíll do it.
In exchange, we want Baíalís territory.
What do you mean?
Well thatís the way it works, right?
When one System Lord kills another,
he takes over his armies, his fleet,
his planets. Thatís what we want - everything
in Baíalís possession.
You cannot be serious.
If weíre gonna be the ones who destroy
Baíal for you, why should we settle
for anything less?
Preposterous. We canít accept those
Take it or leave it.
We must send a message to the other
System Lords to advise them of the current
Go ahead. (She stands and leaves the
THORíS SHIP. Teal'c destroys a final Replicator.
The problem has been eliminated.
Unfortunately the Replicators are now
beyond our reach. We are too late to
stop them from reaching the new Asgard
SGC. WEIRíS OFFICE. Weir and Daniel are talking.
I guess you *did* learn something from
your fatherís poker games.
Always bet big when bluffing?
I just didnít know you were looking
to become a System Lord.
I just had to do something to keep them
talking. It looked like they were going
to try and draw Baíal here no matter
what we said.
You can be pretty sure theyíre not gonna
agree to our terms.
I know. (She sighs.) We may have to
revive Colonel OíNeill.
If they suspect weíre bluffing, theyíll
come here and take the weapon for themselves.
If they donít, theyíll trick Baíal into
coming. Either way we may actually have
to use that weapon again, to defend
We donít even know if thereís enough
power to fire another shot.
If you try to revive Jack without the
Asgard standing by, itíll kill him.
In fact, heíll probably die before he
can do anything to help us.
(Walter knocks on the door.)
Doctor Weir. (He hands her a disc.)
Itís a copy of the message the Goaíuld
sent back to the System Lords. Itís
(Elizabeth hands the disc to Daniel.)
We need to know what theyíre thinking.
I have managed to send advance warning
to Orilla. By providing them with the
Replicator shipís course and speed,
they should have a fair approximation
of where it will drop out of hyperspace.
What ships we have available will be
waiting in ambush.
You believe the Asgard ships can destroy
the Replicators before they can raise
They will only be defenceless for a
few moments, but if my calculations
are accurate, that should be sufficient.
REPLICATOR SHIP. Again Sam is being tormented with images. As
Fifth pulls his hand out of her head, she collapses to the floor
Stop it, please!
Why should I?
You canít change what happened. Is this
making you feel better? I never intended
to abandon you.
But you did. You gained my trust, then
you used me and left me behind.
It wasnít my decision.
You could have come back for me.
There was no time!
Time! Thanks to what you did, I had
plenty of time to think about what a
fool I was.
Iím sorry. Iím sorry for what we did
Yes, you are now.
Part of being human is having compassion,
learning to forgive.
Yes. Iím not there yet. I need more
(He reaches out his hand ready to plunge it into her head again.
Sam flinches, sobbing in fear and pain. His hand stops just before
it reaches her head and he hesitates for a moment, looking confused,
as Sam continues to weep. Then he reaches out slowly and gently
cradles her head in his hand, stroking her hair.)
SGC. DANIELíS OFFICE. Weir comes in as Daniel works on the translation
of the System Lordsí message.
Yeah, itís basically a confirmation
of what we suspected. They think weíre
bluffing but have no way of confirming
their suspicions, so theyíre not sure
what to do.
They could still try and draw Baíal
here, let him figure it out for them.
Yeah, thatís dangerous for them, because
if we canít power the weapon ...
... which we canít ...
... Baíal would end up with both Earth
*and* the Ancient outpost in his possession.
(Alarms go off.)
Unscheduled offworld activation.
(Elizabeth goes to the nearest phone and dials.)
This is Weir, whatís happening? ...
OK, weíll be right down. (She hangs
up and turns to Daniel.) Our guests
just got a response.
THORíS SHIP. An Asgard appears on the communications screen.
Commander Thor, this is Aegir of the
Valhalla. We have assumed defensive
positions and are awaiting the target
(The Replicator vessel comes out of hyperspace to find a fleet
of Asgard ships waiting for it. They open fire immediately and
the ship disintegrates.)
The enemy ship has been destroyed.
(Tealíc stares at the viewscreen, mourning the loss of his colleague
I am sorry, Tealíc.
SGC. CONTROL ROOM. The Gate is dialling out. Daniel comes in
and goes over to Walter.
I need to see the most recent message
(Walter calls up the information.)
SGC. GATEROOM. Weir is with the System Lords.
Itís unfortunate youíre being recalled.
I thought we were making such good progress.
Your demands were ridiculous. We had
no choice but to terminate negotiations.
Well, give my regards to Baíal. (She
walks away from him. Camulus smiles
smugly as the Gate whooshes.)
SGC. CONTROL ROOM. Daniel finishes reading the message.
Shut it down.
(Daniel walks round Walter and hits the button to shut the Gate
down just as the System Lords reach the top of the ramp.)
What is the meaning of this?!
(Daniel comes into the Gateroom. Weir turns to face him.)
The second message. Theyíve been recalled
because the System Lords have decided
to test our defences. Theyíre sending
a ship to attack Earth. Itíll be here
within the hour.