Entering seeing a death glider trying to escape firing from a
mother ship. The mother ship explodes and the glider starts coming
down to the planet damaged. Hard landing.
People below run over to investigate and to help with weapons
in hand. The hood to the glider is open. Person still alive,
and inside. Person looks up and we see it to be Skarra/Klorel.
Please, help me!
People look confused as to what to do.
Gate room to control. Gate is active and the iris is closed.
SG-1 come into control room where Hammond is looking at the iris.
Still no incoming signal, Sir.
All units are Earth site.
Iris starts going all weirdish and moving.
Is it my eyes or does the iris look
It's loosing integrity.
They wait for a little while longer and a cat comes right through
the closed iris.
Sam runs into the gate room and picks up the cat. She starts
It's Schrodinger. The cat I gave to
the Tollan Narim.
The Tollan possesses technology to walk
through solid matter.
A technology that if you all recall
they refuse to share... with us.
Narim comes through the iris.
General Hammond I am unfamiliar with
Earth protocol in these matters. I sent
Schrodinger so you would know a friend
It's all right, Narim. The Tollan are
welcome here. Units stand down.
Hammond, Daniel, Jack, Teal'c head to the gate room.
Samantha. It's good to see you again.
It's good to see you too.
What can we do for you Narim?
I am here to deliver a message from
our highest governing body. Colonel
O'Neill. The Tollan Curia requests the
presence of you and your team for Triad.
Narim hands Jack a weird looking device.
I feel like I'm being served.
Jack is looking at the device. Everyone is sitting, except for
So what exactly is this Triad?
It is an ancient ceremony of justice.
So it's kinda like a tri-al.
I am not familiar with trial.
Trial. It's kinda like a tribunal. A
place where matters of justice and law
(nodding) Then yes. A Triad is similar
to you trial.
So, who's on trial?
The decision that the triad must decide
is of a great concern to an old friend
of yours. An Abydoian by the name of
It is he who has requested your presence.
He's alive, he's okay?
He is well. But he does need your help
Where's this taking place?
Our destination is the new home world,
But we sent you to the Now planet. There
wasn't a gate on Tollana.
The Nox and the Tollan devised a way
to get us there.
Of course you were.
Way smarter then we are...
Tollana Just arrived.
They all look at the Stargate.
So, you built that... Stargate?
Way smarter then we are...
They start walking away
Our is bigger...
They walk for a while and finally get into a building and pass
machines that are on the wall that make noises and flashy stuff.
They stop in confusion.
What just happened?
Your weapons have been disabled.
They try to get their weapons to work but fail.
Do not worry. You may continue to carry
them if you wish.
You didn't think you should've told
us about this before we came?
I didn't find it relevant.
We don't travel to other planets without
weapons with which to defend ourselves.
May I ask what you intend to defend
yourselves against? The Tollan have
never threatened you. In any way.
He is correct O'Neill. I do not feel
the need to carry a weapon in this place.
And Sir, judging on what I've seen in
the last five minutes, our... weapons
wouldn't be much of a match to their
No harm will come to you. The Tollan
will guarantee it.
Is that a money-back-if-your-not-completely-alive
Narim doesn't want to answer.
Meeting room/Courtroom or something.
Walk up to front where a woman Travell is sitting in what
appears to be a judge's seat or something to that sort.
These must be our visitors from Earth.
High Chancellor Travell, this is Colonel
Doctor Daniel Jackson, Major Samantha
And Teal'c. (Notice how everyone says
his name last in intro?)
We are honored that you have agreed
to participate in Triad. Your seeker
will decide which one of you will be
Seeker? Archon? (Looks at Daniel) Daniel?
Uhh... With respect High Chancellor;
Narim didn't really explain the Triad
very well. Could you please define those
terms for us?
In Triad there are two arguing parties
called Seekers. Triadic law requires
that there be one archon who is sympathetic
for each cause, and one neutral archon.
The archons argue the dispute until
a decision is reached.
(explaining quietly to Jack) So the
seeker is the defendant and the archon
is the attorney.
(quietly to Daniel) I got it. (To Travell)
So Skarra is our... (Looks at Daniel)
(quietly to Jack) Seeker.
Narim will take you to him now.
This way. (Gestures out of the room)
They all walk into a room. Guards are posted outside. Narim takes
down the force field and they walk inside.
Skarra/Klorel turns around to look at them. His eyes glow.
You... You will pay for what you did
to my father. (More glowing action)
It's good to see you too.
Skarra's head goes down. Device thingie that is on his chest
goes from red, to blue.
I am very happy to see you. All of you.
(to Narim) What's the deal? What just
The Tollan designed the device worn
about his chest. It suppresses the Goa'uld's
ability to silence his host. The Goa'uld
and host are free to speak at will.
The device cannot be removed as long
as Klorel and Skarra are our guests.
The indicator on the front prevents
one from pretending being the other.
Red indicates it is Klorel who speaks.
Nice device. We'll take a dozen.
As you may recall from our last encounter,
it is forbidden for the Tollan to give
our technology to any culture less advanced
then our own.
Still got that arrogance bug I see.
It is I O'Neer. Are you not happy to
Jack, Daniel go over to him.
Yeah. It's good to see you.
I knew you would come. With your help,
I will be free of this demon. Every
day I fight him. I listen. I learn.
It is time for Skarra to choose his
O'Neer is strong. Danyer is wise. May
I not choose both?
You may. They may both argue. However,
they will have but one vote.
Okay, what is this Triad about? What's
to be decided?
Two days ago a small Goa'uld vessel
crashed in a remote area. The occupant
was badly injured. It was Skarra.
We were fleeing a battle group dispatched
by Heru'ur. My demon knew that Tollans
would stop them.
Which we did. We warned them. But they
came anyway. Our defense gird was forces
to destroy them.
So, Heru'ur is dead?
No, but two of his mother ships were
(Confused, and amazed) Wait a minute,
you blew away two Goa'uld mother ships?
We are not a warring people but our
defense technology is far greater then
that of the Goa'uld.
Yeah, I know that all this weapons chatter
gets my blood pumping but could we get
back to the Triad?
Yes, of course. When our sentries reached
the crashed vessel Skarra asked that
we free him of his Goa'uld. But the
Goa'uld refuses. Therefore under Tollan
law we have no choice but to hear both
parties before acting.
And Klorel's... (Looks at Daniel)
Archon... Is who?
Four or five Jaffa and a Goa'uld with big headdress and a lot
of makeup walk into the room. Jack looks shocked, and somewhat
My Lord Zipacna, we are honored that
you have agreed to participate in Triad.
We would speak in private.
As you wish.
Klorel and Zippy leave.
So, when you were trying to get us to
come here and `disarm' us, you didn't
feel it appropriate to mention that
a freakin' Goa'uld was going to be here?
Not to mention his associates?
They are as unarmed as you.
You sure of that?
Our technology detects and disables
any form of weaponry.
You said that there was a third neutral
archon... That's a... Tollan?
No. We have asked our friends to send
someone capable of remaining neutral.
I believe you have met.
The door opens and a Nox walks in.
It is good to see you once again friends.
Walking into room for SG-1.
Well, this just became a piece of cake,
a walk in the park, a day at the beach.
An accident waiting for a place to happen?
(looking at Daniel) Mister Negative.
Jack, Teal'c, and Sam sit down. Daniel still stands.
Sir, what makes you so confident?
Because Lya is a fair and insightful
person who will vote our way. Besides,
she likes us.
Lya likes everyone. It's the Nox way.
Teal'c The Nox are not at conflict with the Goa'uld. As you may
recall they saved Apophis when you attempted to eliminate him.
(changing the subject) So, what do we
have on this fine Goa'uld fella?
Zipacna was once of Apophis' most loyal
Well, I don't believe for one second
he's come to talk Klorel's way out of
Chiming sound is heard and Jack looks up, trying to find the
source. Narim comes in.
They are ready for you.
Thank you. (Waits for Narim to leave)
Carter, you and Teal'c keep an eye on
Zippy's kids (Jaffa just so ya know)
See what they're up to.
Jack and Daniel leave the room.
Zippy is sitting at one `table' by himself, Daniel and Jack sit
at another, Lya sits in the `table' between Jack-Daniel and Zippy.
Skarra/Klorel sit in middle place while Travell gets the nice
This dispute involves two sentient being
who inhabit the same body. Both have
requested sole use of the body, therefore
we must establish the right of priority
over the body to whom does it belong.
Ostensibly the one to whom it was born!
(standing up) Your Eminence, I must
request that the human contingent follow
decorum appropriate to such an auspicious
body as this one.
I agree. The archons will refrain from
questions or comments until their side
is acknowledge. At this time I recognize
Lord Zipacna and Klorel.
Until three years ago, the humans on
Abydos live under Goa'uld law. Administrated
by Ra. Now by that law, they were Goa'uld
property. Lord Klorel merely took what
was already his.
Colonel O'Neill please.
(waving hands) Sorry, sorry.
I understand your desire to defend your
position Colonel. And I will give you
that opportunity. I would first like
to hear Skarra's prospective.
Light on Skarra's chest turns from red to blue. He slowly stands
I was born to this body. Free of the
demon Klorel. He stole my body. On Abydos,
I would have married, had children,
grown old, and died. But the Goa'uld
took more then my body. He stole my
(stands) Skarra, when you were born,
did your people believe they were slaves?
Just so we can all be clear, who was
We believed him to be an evil god.
So he enslaved your people through superstition
Until you came, yes.
Sam and Teal'c pretend to be looking at some piece of art. Zippy's
kids walk by and Sam and Teal'c follow.
(Walking slowly over to Skarra) Tell
me, did the people of Abydos hunt?
Did you also use animals as beast of
burden for food, for clothing?
Do you also eat the flesh of humans?
(walking back over to his table) Then
you make judgment that animals have
a lesser value then humans.
We care for our animals. We worship
them. We thank them for the gifts they
Yes, but you keep them to do your will.
And you kill them to survive.
When we have the need.
As we do with humans. When we have the
need. If a human has the right to take
an animal's body as he pleases because
he is a superior being, so does a Goa'uld.
And by that argument alone, the Goa'uld
has priority. And the host belongs to
Klorel. (Sits down)
Do the human archons wish to respond?
Yes ma'am you betcha.
We do your Eminence.
(quietly to Daniel) Can I go first?
(gets up and clears throat) Your argument
is flawed in oh so many ways. Humans
are self-aware. Animals aren't.
Animals are not, because you deem them
not to be. Just as we deem humans, not
(getting up) What my learner colleague
means is that humans have a more advanced
intelligence then that of lower cast
Exactly. Just like that.
Is that not a matter of perspective?
Just as a human would consider itself
more intelligent then a pig. Or a pig
would consider it more intelligent then
(muttering) Speaking of rats...(for
all to hear) what's your point?
(getting up) My point is the Goa'uld
considers itself more intelligent then
humans. Our technology is more advanced
then your, our mere knowledge of the
universe is more advanced then yours.
You stole that knowledge!
(walking over to Zippy, Jack sits) You
took human knowledge when you took humans
as hosts. Just as you took knowledge
from other species. The Stargate isn't
your technology. You just, took that.
As far as we known, nothing you have...
came from you. So clearly the evidence
isn't that you more intelligent just...
The method of gaining the knowledge
is not the question. We were able to
obtain it. You were not.
(muttering) Oh, please...
Gentlemen. (Zippy sits down) We seem
to have wondered away form that central
topic. Which seeker has priority over
(explaining at 10000 mph to Travell)
If I may you Eminence I don't think
we've wondered away from the central
topic at all. What we're trying to point
out is that the Goa'uld steal all they
possess. As they have in fact stolen
Can I ... Sorry. Can I just say something?
(Daniel sits down) Skarra? You once
told me you'd rather die them live another
day as a Goa'uld. Why?
What I suffer each day is worse then
I remember the demon stretching out
my hand to kill Danyer. The husband
of my sister. (He's sad) There was nothing
I could do to stop it! And I have seen,
many more far worse atrocities then
(quickly standing) I demand that the
humans stay on topic!
It is on topic! You just want to avoid
talking about all the nasty stuff he's
The host witnesses nothing. Since nothing
of the host survives. (Boy did Zippy
screw up there!)
Outside by Tollan tech.
Sam and Teal'c watch through binoculars as Zippy's Jaffa futz
around with Tollan technology.
(whispering) What are they doing?
(whispering back) I am uncertain.
Jaffa leave the weapon. Sam and Teal'c leave.
(is standing) Lord Zipacna. I would
like to ask you a question if I may.
I hope I'll have the answer.
I'm sure you will. (Walks over to Zippy)
Is... your host in there, somewhere?
Nothing of the host survives.
Really? Than how do you explain Skarra?
What you call `Skarra' is nothing but
a remnant. He can only speak now because
the Tollan use their technology to silence
But, how could he speak at all if he
(finally speaking) And he spoke well.
His words were not those of a remnant
Jack and Daniel walk in to find Sam and Teal'c looking at something.
Sir, we may have a problem.
We tracked a Serpent guard and two Jaffa
just outside the cities limits. We observed
them locate at least six Tollan weapon
We think that they were doing something
to disable them, Sir. Which in my opinion
would mean that Zipacna is using the
Triad to stall for time to disable the
Tollans' defenses. Then take the opportunity
Wipe out the Tollan.
Outside by some water
Sam is standing, looking at the water, and looking as if she
is waiting for someone. Narim walks up to her.
Samantha. I hope you've not waited long.
No, thank you for coming.
It's my pleasure. In fact I am pleased
that we were able to be alone together.
Narim, I asked you to meet me because
I need your help.
(smiling) Samantha I... I have missed
A lot has happened to me since I last
Oh. There is another.
No, not in the way that you mean. You
see... I was blended with a Tok'ra.
And she dies to save my life. And I
still have her memories and her feelings.
And she is part of you.
Yes. I can't have a relationship with
anyone until I'm absolutely sure of
whose feelings... I'm feeling. Do you
You are very wise Samantha.
May I ask then why you have summoned
Teal'c and I have been following the
Jaffa that came with the Goa'uld contingent.
(looking mad) Samantha why would you
do such a thing? I was sure your people
would be more diplomatic then this.
We did it out of concern for your people.
We think that the Goa'uld are using
the Triad to by time so they can prepare
for an attack on Tollana.
Why do you think that?
Because we saw they tampering with your
That is impossible. The weapons are
made of an impenetrable alloy and protected
by security codes.
Narim. They were doing something to
By one of the Tollan weapons.
Jack, Daniel, Teal'c, Sam, Travell and Narim stand while other
Tollan check over the weapon.
We asked Lord Zipacna about you accusation.
He denied it. And he was quite offended.
Well that's a shocker. I hope you didn't
take his word for it.
Our experts have been unable to find
any form of tampering on any of the
(looking at Sam) Carter?
(thinking) Maybe they were painting
(glances over at the canon) I see no
Sorry. It's an old Earth military expression.
It means marking them as targets.
Nor do I see any markings.
Well, there are ways that they could
target the weapons without actually
leaving a mark.
If so, the instant one of the weapons
is attacked the rest will automatically
locate the attacker and destroy it.
Unless they're all taken out simultaneously.
If that were possible, why then did
the Goa'uld Heru'ur not do so when in
pursued of Klorel?
Well maybe because he didn't have a
contingent on the planet's surface to
target the weapons in advance.
He didn't do it because it is impossible.
It would take but on of these devices
to protect this planet from a Goa'uld
mother ship and we have many more then
that. Our technology is much superior
in every way to theirs, and to yours.
Teal'c is watching the Tollan press controls on the canon.
My aren't we cocky.
Colonel, if this is an attempt to influence
the outcome of Triad, it is a feeble
I assure you your Eminence that this
not intended as anything other then
an attempt to help your people.
I hope so. But understand if you continue
to pursue this matter in any way, I
will disqualify you from Triad and replace
you. Skarra will be represented by someone
else. Is that understood?
Now, you will return to Triad in the
morning and you will not mention this
matter any further.
Jack, Daniel, Sam and Teal'c are walking.
Just stay away from Zippy and his gaggle
of Goa'uld. Okay?
I know the Goa'uld O'Neill. They will
But I don't see a choice here. If we
keep pursuing the issue Skarra will
be represented by God knows who and
we won't stand a chance in hell. I'm
not gonna let that happen.
Regrettably I must disagree in this
situation O'Neil. I believe that we
are face with the loss of Skarra one
individual verse the deaths of many
Tollan and possibly ourselves.
And that's assuming the Tollan can't
defend themselves, which personally
I think that's a false assumption.
Yeah, they did bring down a couple mother
ships. I think they'll be okay.
The Tollan have not been at war in many
generations. They do not think strategically.
I believe that to be a fatal flaw.
Their naiveté could be their downfall.
That is correct. Allow Major Carter
and my self to continue monitoring the
Goa'uld contingent in case of
Narim walks up to them.
Excuse my interruption. The Triad resumes.
You've got your orders. Stand down.
Jack and Daniel leave.
Teal'c walks into the room. Lya gets up.
Teal'c. (Turns to look at him) This
is highly inappropriate for you to come
to me during Triad.
I assure you I would never intend to
influence your decision in any way.
I wish to speak to you concerning another
You must not mention Klorel or Skarra.
If you do I will be forced to report
the matter to the Tollan.
What is it then?
As you are aware I was formerly in the
service of the Goa'uld.
If this is deigned to biased me against
I would never do such a thing nor do
I feel the need. I am here in fact in
direct violation of an order by Colonel
I have become convinced that the Goa'uld
are planning to destroy all the Tollan
weapon instillations simultaneously
thereby preventing them form ever returning
fire. The Goa'uld will then attack this
world, which will be defenseless.
Why do you tell me this?
I believe that you and I are the only
ones able of preventing this tragedy
You and I? Teal'c, you are a strong
warrior, but I am of the Nox. If you
have learned anything of us you have
learned that we defend ourselves through
illusion and mastery of the mind.
Jack and Daniel are tapping their fingers and chewing them while
waiting for Lya. Zippy is checking his nails. Lya finally shows
up. They stand.
I apologize for my tardiness.
Lya goes over to her seat.
We will resume. Lord Zipacna has asked
us to reconvene early because he wishes
to make a challenge.
(standing up) Tollan law does not provide
for a penalty of death. Is that right?
Then I wish to point out the futility
to this Triad. A Goa'uld needs a host
to survive. This is a biological fact,
beyond our control. If you allow priority
to Skarra, it is of a death sentence
Of course, if you flip that around you
got Skarra on death row.
Yes, but as proved earlier in Triad,
the host survives.
We can see this point. There fore if
you provide priority to Klorel, both
host and symbiote live. (He sits)
Yeah, one lives freely, the other lives
as a slave.
(stands) We would put forth that life
as a slave is not life at all.
(stand) And if you want to save both
lives... give us Skarra, you take Klorel.
Tok'ra can... put him in another host
for all I care.
Who Colonel? Perhaps you would volunteer?
Perhaps you could find someone who would
choose to be a host.
The door comes open. Narim, Sam and Teal'c walk in.
Narim? What is the meaning of this?
You know Triad is held as a closed session.
Narim starts to walk over to Travell.
You Eminence, please adjust your viewer
to the orbital observatory.
The viewer comes up and a Goa'uld mother ship is seen on it.
A Goa'uld mother ship...
Yes. It approaches Tollana.
We then get a view of the side of the ship looking on, and moving
towards Tollana. Back to the room... Zippy, Daniel and Jack are
standing, looking at the viewer.
(to Zippy) Explain. (Daniel and Jack
look at Zippy)
My vessel comes in anticipation of our
victory of Triad. It is merely coming
to take us along.
Why don't you just take the Stargate
like the rest of us?
Not that it is of your concern but there
is no Chapp'ai where we are going.
Well then gate to where there is one
and get picked up.
You Eminence, if our intentions were
hostile, we would have attacked already.
Even so, your ships arrival is premature
and in violation of Tollan space. I
must warn you, that if you ship moves
any closer before the conclusion of
Triad, our automated defense system
will destroy it.
The Goa'uld rest our case and we are
prepared to vote. Therefore Triad is
Triad is over when all parties agree,
Lord Zipacna. Do the human archons have
any further arguments?
Nope. I think the Goa'uld made our case
for us quite nicely. (He taps the view
No further arguments you Eminence we
are prepared to vote.
Then bring in the seekers.
Everyone sits down, the viewer goes away and Skarra/Klorel comes
into the room escorted by two Tollan security guys.
Klorel and Skarra, you can both hear
the Triads ruling?
Yes, your Eminence.
Klorel takes control and eyes glow. Light turns red.
Human archons. May we hear your vote?
(stands up along with Jack) We find
in favor of Skarra. (sits back down)
(stands) We're in favor of Klorel. (sits)
(mutters) Big surprise there...
(stands) After careful consideration,
I believe that both Klorel and Skarra
have the right to live. But, living
as a host with no right of ones own,
is not life. Therefore, only one can
remain in the body. To that end, I award
priority to the original owner of the
Klorel looks P.O.ed.
Yes. Now get that mother ship outta
here. (Points at Zippy.)
We will summon the Tok'ra to come to
Tollana to assist in the removal of
the Goa'uld Klorel. He will be removed
from that host and if he survives, will
be sent to a Goa'uld world of his choice.
Travell presses controller on her arm and the color on the device
that is on Skarra changes from red to blue Skarra.
I have locked the detachment device.
Skarra, you have priority control until
the Goa'uld is removed. Prepare yourself.
The Tok'ra will arrive as soon as possible.
Lord Zipacna. You are dismissed. With
Travell leaves, Zipacna stands and grabs a communication ball
from underneath the table.
(talking into ball) Ritak. Reenok ha'tak
(I don't know if that's right. It's
just what it sounds like)
Teal'c dives and gets device out of his hands. It goes flying.
Jack punches Zippy and he staggers. Teal'c gets Zipacna in a
sleeper hold. He slowly goes unconscious.
(as Zippy falls) Nice. Let's go!
Jack, Daniel, Sam, Teal'c, Skarra, and Narim run outta the room.
Down in the hallway...
Skarra! Wait here! Just trust me!
Points him over to a safe spot. Skarra goes over there and the
rest of them continue on running.
How's that superior technology looking
now? Security system serving you pretty
good is it?
Ship locks onto all the weapons.
The ion canons.
Got a dead lock on all of them. (To
Narim) You know, I hate when people
waste my time like this.
Mother ship starts destroying canons. Sam looks around in the
Gliders start swooping in and start firing.
Naturally, they all run away. They find Lya and Teal'c hiding.
I must inform Travell!
Narim runs off.
Zipacna has escaped through the Stargate.
Well that's the least of our prob...
Where have you been?
I must inform you O'Neill that I have
disregarded your orders concerning the
A nod at Lya from Teal'c and Lya does her little teleporting
Nice open clearing surrounded by trees and bushes. They're walking.
So what's going on here?
I have requested Lya's assistance.
Lya waves her hand slowly through the air and an ion canon appears.
You hid one of them.
That is correct. Travell explained that
is would take but one of these to destroy
a Goa'uld mother ship.
Gliders slowly come around.
It should have already fired.
Well it hasn't. Let's take cover huh?
They go to hide in bushes. Teal'c goes to canon. Gliders start
firing. Lya falls, but Daniel helps her. They hide behind the
Gliders come around for another attack. Teal'c presses controls
and the canon blows the two gliders out of the sky. He fires
the weapon again and two shots go up into space and destroy the
mother ship. Everyone else comes out from hiding in the bushes.
Jack pats Teal'c on the arm. We see the ship still exploding.
Travell, Sam, Lya, Teal'c, Jack, and Narim are standing. Travell
starts walking over to Teal'c.
You disregarded my warnings.
Mine too... Well done.
If you were my subject I would be forced
to discipline you. However, you are
not one of my subjects.
Travell puts her hand on Teal'c's chest and gives a bow.
It could not have been done without
the assistance of Lya.
(to Lya) I thought the Nox were pacifists?
I only hid the weapon. I did not fire
Ah... Pretty fine line you didn't cross.
(nods) Yes it is.
So... we basically saved your whole
Are you therefore indebted to us is
any modest way?
I suppose that is the case.
So, how about giving us the plans to
build one of those ion canons?
You have been told our policy. That
has not changed.
Daniel walks in, Tok'ra behind him.
The uhh... the Tok'ra have completed
Tok'ra walk by with Klorel in a see through container.
What will become of Klorel?
He will be sent to a Goa'uld world.
The hell with him what about
Skarra runs into the room dressed in Tok'ra attire. Jack looks
at his clothes.
Skarra laughs and the two hug. Skarra walks over to Teal'c and
Teal'c takes his hand. Teal'c bows. He goes over to Sam and they
hug each other.