SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Jack is bringing Sam and Jacob up to date
with what Ba’al told him about the Ancient device on Dakara.
A device capable of destroying all life
in the galaxy?
It’s what he said.
Ba’al said he was serving Anubis?
Not exactly. You know those Goa’uld
and their egos. (He gestures with his
hands to indicate the size of Ba’al’s
He would never admit to being subservient.
No. He said he was biding his time -
learning what he could from Anubis.
Probably looking for a way to kill him.
(Jack points at him in agreement.)
Well, we have no idea how this Ancient
device works or what the effects will
be, but since Anubis has no real corporeal
form, it’s likely he would survive it.
He’d have no-one left to rule.
For now. I mean, time may not even be
an issue for someone like him. He could
essentially start over; repopulate the
galaxy to his own specifications.
It’s a little ambitious.
Well, he has at least some knowledge
of the Ancients. I wouldn’t put it past
Yeah. Well, let me sit here and state
the obvious: we can’t let something
like this get into his hands.
Or the Replicators’ hands, for that
How much time do we have before Ba’al’s
fleet reaches Dakara?
Ba’al didn’t say exactly where the device
was, did he?
No. He said it was hidden.
Well, chances are it’s in the ruins,
but we can’t be sure. I mean, short
of blowing up the entire planet, we
can’t be a hundred percent positive
we’ve destroyed it - and if it’s protected
by a shield, even our biggest naqahdah-enhanced
nuke might not do it.
Fact is, to be sure we’ve destroyed
the weapon, we have to find it first.
DAKARA. Sam and Jacob, together with a couple of SGC airmen carrying
a large box, have arrived at the temple ruins. Teal’c escorts
them to a wall engraved with Ancient writing.
We found no evidence of a weapon.
Thanks, guys, we’ll take it from here.
(The airmen put the box down and leave the area.)
This structure was definitely built
by the Ancients.
As evidenced by the script on this wall.
Until I saw this monument with my own
eyes, I did not know that Dakara was
a home of the Ancients.
The Ancient repository of knowledge
we found on P3X-439 was hidden in a
large monument like this.
Maybe this writing will help us uncover
the location of the weapon.
I was able to recognise the language.
Deciphering it, however, is another
I brought Daniel’s notebooks.
(Jacob bows his head and allows Selmak to speak.)
This dialect looks very old. It may
take some time.
I will leave you to it. (He bows to
them and leaves.)
DAKARA ORBIT. REBEL MOTHERSHIP. Some of the rebels are talking
on the pel’tak.
We will be vastly outnumbered by Ba’al’s
I refuse to consider a strategy that
demands the deliberate sacrifice of
What then do you advocate? Prayer, perhaps(!)
Jaffa! We are here to consider the battle
with our enemy.
Do not battle each other. (He turns
to Bra’tac.) Ba’al’s forces approach
at a rate of speed far slower than they
Indeed - it seems he does wish to give
us time to find and destroy the weapon.
Why not just destroy it himself?
Ba’al is in a difficult position. With
so many witnesses, it is far easier
to tell Anubis that the weapon was destroyed
before he was able to reclaim Dakara.
How then will he explain his languid
Regardless, he will only hesitate so
Five ha’tak, eight al’kesh, ten squadrons
of gliders. That is all we have.
Empty the bays - deploy the gliders
to the far side of the planet. Take
two ha’tak and all the al’kesh and position
them on the other side of the moon.
Divide our forces?!
(Teal’c smiles. Bra’tac, understanding Teal’c’s plan, also smiles.)
All the hardship, the suffering, the
sacrifices we have made for our cause,
will end today - one way or another.
This battle will decide the fate of
(Bra’tac smiles at Tolok, who smiles back and nods. Aron looks
like he’s trying not to smile, but he can’t help it, even though
he obviously thinks that the plan will never work.)
This is madness.
So too, at one time, was the very thought
of our freedom.
DANIEL’S TENT. Daniel and the RepliCarter are still standing
facing each other.
So now what? We done? You got what you
wanted. I don’t suppose you wanna just
drop me off at the nearest Stargate?
It is true - I learned the location
of the weapon that could be a threat
to me and my brethren. But I also saw
the extent of knowledge your subconscious
mind contains. (She steps closer.) You
have no idea, do you?
No - no, I don’t.
You’ve tried accessing it, but it’s
always just out of reach, isn’t it?
I could help you. We could unlock the
knowledge of the Ancients - the secrets
of the universe - together.
I have to admit, it does sound interesting.
(He pauses for a moment as if thinking
about it. The RepliCarter smiles at
him.) On the other hand, you’re an evil
killing machine, so, no, pass.
(The RepliCarter’s smile fades. Daniel smiles smugly, then his
face contorts in pain as the RepliCarter pulls a memory out of
FLASHBACK TO “FULL CIRCLE”. Daniel, his hands glowing with power,
stands in front of Anubis and tries to hurl the power at him
but the blast is deflected away.
No! Don’t do this!
(He is whisked away.)
You had the power. You were about to
strike, but she stopped you.
No, I don’t believe you. You can make
me see whatever you want - that’s just
You know it’s true. Destroying the weapon
that can destroy me is one thing - a
good thing for me - but there is more.
There is a way to kill Anubis in your
mind ... and so much more. (She pauses,
then speaks forcefully.) I am not done,
Daniel Jackson - far from it. (Her voice
softens, but becomes much more ominous.)
In fact, we have only just begun.
“Midday, the darkness is high in the
sky”?! You sure about that?
That is what it says.
It doesn’t make much sense.
Yeah, well neither does, uh, (he looks
at the clipboard) “the wind blows on
the pillow” or “three days to the chicken,”
but that’s what these phrases apparently
Are you saying this whole wall of writing
I don’t know what I’m sayin’.
Is it possible you made a mistake?
Would you care to try? (He holds out
the clipboard towards her. Sam looks
embarrassed and picks up a piece of
paper from the floor.) The text is quite
difficult, and if there is an organising
principle to Doctor Jackson’s notes,
I have yet to discover it.
Yeah, he certainly has his own system.
(Teal’c radios in.)
Go ahead, Teal’c.
(Teal’c is still on the pel’tak of the mothership with Bra’tac
Have you had any success with the translation?
(Sam looks at Jacob and flinches.)
We’re making ... some progress.
I am afraid you do not have much more
time. Our long-range scanners have detected
Ba’al’s fleet. He will be here within
Understood. (She and Jacob turn their
attention back to the wall.)
It would be much easier on both of us
if you did not resist.
Why, why, why, why, you know, in the
wide world of all things rational and
sane, would I help you?
Because deep down you also want the
knowledge I seek.
Yes, but the problem is, anything I
learn, I won’t be able to put to much
use, because right after I’m done you’re
going to kill me.
What if I promised not to?
Do you really think I am that different
from Samantha Carter?
In that you’re a Replicator bent on
galactic domination at the expense of
all other living things ... (He shrugs,
not even bothering to finish the sentence.)
Her thoughts, her memories, even her
emotions - they are not meaningless
to me. (Daniel rolls his eyes.) I do
not wish to harm you, or destroy Earth
for that matter. I could have done that
already if I so desired.
You’re saying you’ll leave Earth untouched?
I promise you that - and your life.
(Daniel narrows his eyes, thinking about it for a second, then
makes a decision.)
No. No. Not gonna help you - but obviously
I can’t do anything to stop you, so
... give it your best shot.
DAKARA. TEMPLE. Jacob is looking at his clipboard. Sam is facing
What if it’s a code? (She turns to face
Something that can only be deciphered
by someone who understands the language.
(Sam nods, and looks at the clipboard.)
Can I see that?
(Jacob nods and hands the clipboard to her. She takes it by the
top, but looks at it without turning the paper round to face
You’re holding it upside down.
I know. I just noticed - (she points
to part of the writing on the paper)
upside down, these symbols look like
another word I’ve seen before. (She
turns the clipboard round and hands
it to Jacob so that he can see the writing
Right side up, it’s “darkness”, but
turn it around and it translates into
“Midday, the sun is high in the sky”.
That makes a lot more sense.
Yeah, but so what? That’s not what the
(Sam walks over to the wall. While a lot of it is solid wall,
some of it seems as if circular panels have been carved and inserted
into the main wall. She looks at the part of the wall they’ve
been talking about - part of that writing is on a panel. She
runs her hands around the panel, then starts to push it down
on the left and up on the right. It begins to rotate. Jacob walks
closer, staring as Sam pushes the panel round 180 degrees until
the words on the panel, now upside down, line up with the rest
of the wall again.)
Now it does!
It can’t be that simple. Just turn all
five circles upside down?
No, I agree. It has to be some sort
of combination lock. We just need to
figure out which circles to turn.
REBEL MOTHERSHIP. Ba’al appears on the viewscreen.
Your pathetic trickery will only delay
your inevitable defeat.
There is no trickery at hand. We know
that inevitably your goal is to eradicate
all free Jaffa. We have sent the bulk
of our fleet to safety to survive to
fight another day.
Surrender now - or be destroyed.
Defeat those who remain and you will
be forced to destroy the weapon on Dakara
yourself. Then you must face Anubis.
(Ba’al disappears from the viewscreen.)
His fleet appears to be holding position.
For the moment.
DAKARA. TEMPLE. Sam rotates another panel on the wall. As it
turns into position, the ground begins to shake.
Let’s hope that’s not a bad sign.
(Jaffa, armed with SGC rifles, come running. Sam holds her hand
out to keep them back. The wall rises up into the cliff above
it, revealing a much more rough-hewn rock wall behind. As the
writing wall disappears from view, the rougher wall parts in
the middle and slides back to reveal a chamber behind it. Sam
looks round at her father.)
Nice goin’, Sam.
(They cautiously walk inside the chamber to find a stone console
with large square Ancient-engraved stones on top. It looks identical
to the one that Malaki used to try to reverse time in “Window
We’re in business!
SGC. CONTROL ROOM. Jack is sitting at the desk listening to Sam
It’s definitely an Ancient design, sir.
Think our bomb’ll do the trick?
We’ll soon see. Give us ten minutes.
DAKARA. TEMPLE CHAMBER. Jacob is looking at the console as Sam
drags a large case in. She opens the case and takes out a naqahdah
generator. Jacob rests his fingers on the console and a screen
lights up on the wall behind him. He turns and looks at it and
sees Ancient text scrolling across it.
Sam? (Sam looks up from the generator.)
You might wanna hold off on that for
a minute. If I’m reading this screen
right, the weapon uses an energy wave
to reduce all matter to its basic molecular
elements. It’s not strong enough to
disintegrate an entire planet, but it
will wash away everything on a planet’s
surface and everything in the surrounding
I know - but it also sounds like it
does it much the same way your disrupter
technology works on the Replicators
- by separating the individual components.
They are both Ancient designs - and
General O’Neill did use Ancient knowledge
to build the disrupter.
Do you think this weapon can be modified
to work only on the Replicators?
I don’t know - but I’d hate to blow
it up before I was a hundred percent
sure it couldn’t.
REBEL MOTHERSHIP. Sam radios to Teal’c.
Teal’c, do you read?
Proceed, Colonel Carter.
Look, um, my dad and Selmak think this
weapon may hold the key to defeating
the Replicators, and we’ll need some
time to find out. Just let us know when
things get bad, and we’ll blow it and
(Aron’s weapons console beeps. Blips on the viewscreen show that
Ba’al’s fleet is approaching Dakara.)
Ba’al’s fleet just began moving into
It appears things are about to get ...
DAKARA. TEMPLE CHAMBER. Jacob is working on a laptop hooked up
to the console.
I’m not getting anything. (He steps
aside and lets Sam have a go.)
This may not be possible, y’know.
C’mon, Sam - it can’t be any harder
than blowing up a sun.
(Sam looks irritated.)
Y’know, you blow up one sun and suddenly
everyone expects you to walk on water!
(At that moment, the interface between the laptop and the Ancient
screen begins to work.)
Oh. Next up: parting the Red Sea.
DAKARA ORBIT. The three remaining rebel motherships come under
attack from Ba’al’s arriving fleet. On Bra’tac’s ship, he, Teal’c
and Aron are tossed around as the ship jolts under the impacts.
Shields are down fifty percent.
We cannot take much more!
Signal the other ha’tak. Begin retreating,
sublight engines only, full power.
BA’AL’S MOTHERSHIP. Ba’al sits on a throne in the pel’tak, flanked
by two super-soldiers. A Jaffa at the control console reports.
The rebels are fleeing, my lord. The
planet is ours.
They expect us to follow so that they
may draw the fleet into battle on two
fronts. (The Jaffa looks puzzled.) Signal
the fleet to pursue the shol’va.
Dakara can wait. No battle strategy
can save them now. (The Jaffa still
looks confused. He obviously doesn’t
know that Ba’al is playing for time.)
We will crush them, and then take the
Yes, my lord.
DAKARA CHAMBER. Sam and Jacob are looking at a readout on the
I’m pretty sure this output is giving
us the frequency spectrum of the wave
the weapon uses to disintegrate matter.
That’s nothing like the spectrum analysis
of the Replicator disrupter wave. Here,
look. (She calls up another screen.
The image on that is very different
to the first one.).
Yeah, I-I-I know, but all we have to
do is alter the settings on the weapon
console so that the output wave matches
that of the disrupter technology.
All we have to do?!
Yeah. The device can be set by varying
the height of these panels. (He pushes
down one of the stone panels on the
console. The readout on the laptop screen
Oh. Well, I can run a programme to compare
the difference between the two waves.
It should let us know if we’re even
going in the right direction.
Y’know, even if we can make this work,
the Replicators were quickly able to
adapt themselves to the frequency modulation
Thor made to the original disrupter
What are you saying?
We realised the only way to eliminate
the Replicators and not allow them time
to develop immunity was to somehow hit
them all at the same time.
Everywhere in the galaxy?! How are we
supposed to do that?
The weapon translates through the Stargate.
D’you think Anubis was planning to use
the weapon to attack one planet at a
So dial multiple Gates simultaneously.
Not multiple Gates - all of them.
Every Stargate in the galaxy at one
time?! Do you know how many Gates there
are in the whole galaxy?!
(Jacob bows his head and lets Selmak speak.)
I have no idea how to alter a Stargate
to perform such a function. I don’t
know of anyone who can.
(Sam looks uncomfortable.)
I think I know someone.
REBEL MOTHERSHIP. Sam has just explained her thinking to Teal’c
Are you certain, Colonel Carter?
I don’t think we have a choice, Teal’c.
I mean, this could be the best chance
we’ll ever get.
(Teal’c and Bra’tac look at each other.)
Understood. (To Bra’tac) Open a channel.
(Ba’al appears on the viewscreen. He smiles.)
No doubt you have decided to surrender.
A wise decision, given that you face
We have no intention of surrendering.
I merely wish to inform you that we
have found the Ancient weapon on Dakara.
Do you intend to destroy it?
That would be foolish. We have learned
that the Ancient weapon may be the means
to destroy the Replicators once and
INSIDE DANIEL’S MIND. Daniel is experiencing an image somewhat
similar to travelling through a wormhole, except for the fact
that this is more purple-coloured, Ancient writing is also swirling
around in the vortex, and stars, planets and galaxies can be
seen outside the vortex.
(In Daniel’s tent, the RepliCarter opens her eyes. She has obviously
been sharing the experience.)
It’s incredible! Yet you still resist
me. Do you not care? Are you not amazed
by what you are seeing?
I don’t understand it. It’s more than
any human can begin to comprehend.
I am not human.
Well, believe me, I know. (He looks
at her.) There must be a limit to how
much your mind can process, how much
information you can store.
I am sharing what I learn with my brethren.
The extent of knowledge we can absorb
is only limited by our numbers. As we
speak, those numbers are growing - faster
than you can imagine.
DAKARA CHAMBER. Ba’al’s holoimage appears in the chamber. He
looks around at the console and at the screen on the wall.
This chamber must be well shielded.
I could not find it using my ship’s
Look, I assume Teal’c told you the plan.
What makes you think you can modify
this weapon to defeat the Replicators?
We’re already on our way to doing that.
(She turns the laptop to face Ba’al.
It shows the two frequency spectrums,
which still look very different, and
a smaller window with the number 38.0
in it.) We need to get this weapon’s
wave output to match our modified Replicator
disrupter wave to within a margin of
point seven six percent.
How did you develop this Replicator
disrupter technology in the first place?
General O’Neill built it using Ancient
knowledge and an Asgard computer. (She
pulls up an image of the disrupter on
O’Neill. The mere thought of that makes
(Sam rolls her eyes.)
Look - if we can do this and somehow
hit the Replicators all at the same
time, we think it will work, but we
need your help.
You want me to reprogramme the Stargate
to dial every Gate in the galaxy simultaneously.
I know you used the Gates’ automatic
update programme to disseminate a dialling
programme virus to the entire Gate network.
With a virus you initially planted in
No-one’s trying to deny that we’re mortal
enemies here. Can you do it or not?
I cannot believe I’m even considering
co-operating with a female of the Tau’ri
... (he looks at Jacob) and a Tok’Ra.
This was not my idea, believe me.
I’ll instruct my troops to land.
No way. You send one Jaffa down here
and the deal’s off.
I cannot do what you ask by means of
a hologram transmission.
Sure you can. Just tell me what to do.
SGC. CONTROL ROOM. Alarms are sounding and the Stargate can be
heard kawhooshing. Jack runs down the stairs from the Briefing
Unscheduled offworld activation!
Is that Carter?
No sir, but we are picking up a radio
Put it on speaker. (Walter complies.
A strange signal can be heard.) Sergeant?
I don’t know, sir.
(As he tries to sort out the signal, the monitors in the Control
Room go crazy, all kinds of different information flashing across
What the hell is that?
I’m not sure, sir, but I can’t access
the system. Looks like something’s hacked
into the computer remotely.
Shut it down.
I can’t, sir - I’m locked out.
Damn! (He goes to the console with the
phone in it and picks up the receiver.)
This is General O’Neill ...
(In the Gateroom, the iris opens.)
(As Jack looks round, the lights go out and all the computers
go down. The SFs in the Gateroom raise their weapons. Seconds
later, a swarm of Replicators comes scrambling through the Gate.
The SFs open fire but hundreds of the bugs scamper down the ramp.
Jack yells into the microphone.)
Evacuate the Gateroom! Get outta there!
(The SFs begin a co-ordinated retreat out of the right-hand door
as Replicators swarm all over the floor and the walls. As the
last few SFs head for the door, Jack turns to Walter.)
Close the blast doors.
(As the last SF reaches the door, it begins to close. Replicators
rush towards it, including at least one mother bug. One of the
smaller bugs wedges itself into the doorway to try to stop the
door from closing, but the final SF shoots it from outside the
Gateroom and, as the bug breaks up, the door slams shut.)
(In the Control Room, Jack goes back to the phone and makes a
Initiate base lockdown. Emergency evacuation
of all personnel through alternate routes.
Self-destruct protocol on my order.
(He puts the phone down and sees that
Walter is the only one left in the Control
Room.) Let’s go, Walter! Get outta here!
(They race out of the room.)
(On the surface, the big doors close.)
(In the corridors, personnel are starting to climb up the ladders
in the escape hatches to the surface. Jack hurries along the
corridors watching the organised chaos.)
(Colonel Reynolds approaches him.)
Sir. We’re cut off from the self-destruct.
They were too fast. Even if we could
fight through them now, there’s a good
chance they’ve already disabled the
Those bugs cannot get out of this mountain.
It’s only a matter of time before they
gain control of the base systems and
override the security doors.
Alright. Let’s make sure everybody’s
out of here and then we’ll toss a little
nuke down the silo.
You think that’ll stop them?
It should slow ‘em down.
INSIDE DANIEL’S MIND. The wormhole/Ancient writing effect continues,
then in Daniel’s tent, he opens his eyes. Moments later, the
RepliCarter does the same. She looks overwhelmed by what she’s
You can’t handle it, can you?
(The RepliCarter tries to pull herself together.)
I can. I just need time to process -
share it with the others.
But the universe is infinite. It’s not
just knowledge and information - it’s
understanding on a level that you’ll
Why do you think that?
Because you’re a machine.
So are you - just of weaker construction.
And that’s where you’re wrong.
(The RepliCarter smiles.)
(Daniel smiles back, but it’s not a pleasant smile.)
SGC. Jack is now geared up and armed and working his way through
the corridors. Walter reports to him by radio, presumably from
General Hammond says the President has
authorised deployment of a ten kiloton
nuclear bomb on your command, sir.
(Seeing that the area around him is clear, Jack beckons to some
personnel to run for the nearest escape hatch. Walter continues
An emergency state of alert has been
issued and a two hundred square mile
radius around Cheyenne Mountain is currently
being evacuated. A transport helicopter
is waiting on the surface for you and
the remaining personnel.
Thank you, Walter!
(Reynolds comes running up.)
We have a problem, sir. Six SGC personnel
are trapped on level eight. They’re
cut off from the emergency escape hatch.
Oh, Siler! (To Reynolds) Let’s go.
INSIDE DANIEL’S MIND. The information Daniel and the RepliCarter
are receiving is spooling much faster than before. In the tent,
they both open their eyes. She is looking a little bewildered,
but Daniel is now looking a lot more confident.
You lied to me.
You promised you’d leave Earth alone.
There’s Replicators infiltrating the
SGC right now.
How can you know that? (Daniel just
gazes at her until she works it out.)
While I was in your mind, you were inside
Took a while to figure out. Fortunately
you were too distracted to notice. Some
of the Ancient knowledge really helped
too - thank you.
You tricked me.
You tricked me first.
You should never have told me.
Too late - for you, that is.
(The RepliCarter reaches towards Daniel’s head but he grabs her
wrist to stop her. She tries to shake off his grip but can’t.)
Trying to leave? Sorry - a little more
time in Danny’s world.
My brethren will not stop. You cannot
Not yet ... (his tone becomes ominous)
but I’m learning.
(She tries again to pull her hand free but Daniel holds on fast
as they glare at each other.)
DAKARA CHAMBER. The readout on the laptop goes down from 38.0
to 8.00. Jacob is working the console. Sam runs in from outside.
We’ve rigged the DHD to dial automatically
on signal when the weapon’s ready. I
think it should work.
(Ba’al’s hologram, which hadn’t been there a moment ago, reappears.)
Of course it will work. How dare you
(Jacob rolls his eyes and turns to Sam.)
What’s he still doing here?
I can’t exactly ask him to leave. How’s
it going on your end?
I’m getting closer.
(Ba’al points to one of the stone panels on the console.)
How do you know?
I’m a god. Gods are all-knowing.
(Sam rolls her eyes. Jacob glares at Ba’al, then turns to Sam
Selmak can’t work like this. Neither
Just try it.
(Jacob throws a black look at Ba’al, who is standing there smiling
smugly. Reluctantly, he pushes down the panel that Ba’al indicated.
The readout on the laptop goes down to 4.00. Jacob looks up at
SGC. Jack and Reynolds are making their way to the trapped personnel.
They reach a sealed blast door. Reynolds swipes his card through
the reader but the door doesn’t open. He turns to Jack and shakes
his head. Jack activates his radio.
Siler, are you in there?
We’re gonna get you out. Step away from
the blast door.
Yes, sir! (He turns to the other people
inside the room, some of them SFs and
some technicians.) Get this table over!
(Together, they pick up a heavy metal
table, turn it on its side and hunker
down behind it.)
(Outside, Reynolds attaches a piece of C4 to the door.)
Use two of those things.
It’s a (he makes air quotes) “blast
(Reynolds attaches another lump of C4 to the door, then the two
of them walk around the corner to get away from the impending
Hang on, Siler. (He gets out the detonator
and readies it, then speaks into the
radio again.) Fire in the hole.
(Inside the room, Siler turns to the others.)
(Everybody ducks behind the table as Jack activates the C4. There’s
a huge explosion. As the smoke clears, we see that a large hole
has been blown in the blast door. Siler lifts up and looks over
the edge of the table. A huge sharp chunk of door has embedded
itself into the top of the table.)
(Outside, Jack and Reynolds come back around the corner.)
Thank you, sir.
I expect to be put in your will.
Already in it, sir.
Okay, that’s ... weird.
(They walk away down the corridor as Reynolds helps the others
out of the hole in the door.)
(Shortly afterwards, the team is making its way along the corridors
towards an emergency escape hatch. The sound of Replicators can
be heard nearby.)
(The team continues towards the hatch but before they can reach
it a huge swarm of Replicators comes around the corner and blocks
off their escape. Those personnel with guns open fire on them.)
DAKARA ORBIT. REBEL MOTHERSHIP. Aron looks at the sensors.
Sensors are picking up multiple ships
(A huge number of ships arrive behind Ba’al’s fleet. As they
get into range, they open fire on the fleet.)
They are firing on Ba’al’s forces.
It is the Replicators.
Now, this one. (He points to another
stone panel. Jacob, still looking like
he could happily strangle him, pushes
the panel. The readout, which had gone
down to less than 2.00, goes back up
That one took us in the wrong direction.
(Jacob looks smug.)
(Ba’al tries to hide his embarrassment, but is then distracted
What’s the matter?
My ships are under attack. A massive
Replicator-controlled fleet is approaching
on the planet.
SGC. CORRIDOR. Jack and his team are still firing as fast as
they can at the Replicators. We see a Replicator-eye view as
one of the bugs looks at the escape hatch and then heads towards
it. Many of the others follow and start scrambling up the ladder.
Running low on ammo, sir!
(The team moves back down the corridor, Jack covering their retreat.)
DAKARA ORBIT. REBEL MOTHERSHIP. Teal’c and Aron are watching
the battle between Ba’al’s fleet and the Replicator fleet.
Instruct all of our vessels to target
the Replicator ships.
Are we not better off letting them destroy
If the Replicators should prevail and
gain control of the weapon on Dakara,
all that we have fought for is lost.
(Aron sends the signal.)
SGC. CORRIDOR. Jack’s team has got away from the Replicators.
Walter reports to Jack by radio.
General, fifteen minutes to safe detonation
Yeah, y’know, Walter, right now we’re
having a slightly difficult time gettin’
out of here. Relay this to General Hammond:
the second he can pull the trigger on
that nuke, do it. Do you read?
And have that chopper that’s waitin’
for us leave now.
Did you see those bugs go into that
Yes, sir. You think getting out of the
base is their primary goal?
It’s a fairly safe bet. They’re going
to the surface.
Leaving the only other way out of here
And here. (He points to another panel.
Jacob presses it and Sam looks at the
1.32. We’re almost there.
(Ba’al nods, then his hologram fluctuates and he looks at someone
or something on his ship.)
My ship has lost life support on several
levels. Our shield strength is failing.
I cannot maintain my transmission.
We’ve almost got it. Thanks for the
(Ba’al hesitates, almost unable to believe what he’s about to
Good luck. (He touches a device on his
wrist and his hologram disappears.)
That was just creepy!
SGC. Jack and his team are cautiously making their way towards
the Gateroom. Jack deploys Reynolds in one direction while he,
Siler and the other Airmen go in another. The Airmen stop to
protect that corridor while Jack and Siler make their way into
the Control Room. There’s a Replicator on the floor. Jack blasts
it to bits. A second Replicator is on the control panel but Reynolds
comes in from the other side of the Control Room and nails that
(Siler runs to the control panel and starts to type. Seconds
later the lights come on all around the base and the blast doors
rise over the Control Room windows. The Gateroom is empty.)
Siler, can you dial out?
I’m workin’ on it, sir.
(Reynolds looks at his watch.)
Ten minutes to detonation.
(Out in the corridor, we see a Replicator-eye view as it scampers
along the floor towards the Airmen protecting the corridor. The
nearest SF spots it and takes it out with a single shot. In the
Control Room, Reynolds hears shooting begin and heads out.)
REBEL MOTHERSHIP. The ship is under attack from Replicator-infested
Shields down! Weapons systems offline!
Reroute power to sublight engines. Evasive
(The mothership flies through the battle, pursued by a Replicator-controlled
They’re too fast! We cannot evade them!
In the SGC corridors, the Airmen are firing frantically as the
floor and walls swarm with Replicators. Jack comes out of the
Gateroom, closing the blast door behind him, to join Reynolds
in a last stand.
How’s it going in there?
No, same here.
(Jack calls out a warning to the Airmen.)
Grenade! (He fires a grenade at the
Replicators which takes some of them
out. The firefight continues.)
DAKARA. A bug-shaped Replicator ship flies down to the planet
and lands in the middle of the temple ruins. In the chamber,
Jacob presses another panel and the readout drops to 0.98.
Variable off by point 98.
(From outside the chamber comes the sound of automatic gunfire.)
(Sam looks round and sees some of the Jaffa starting to run away
from the chamber towards the shooting.)
I’ve almost got it. Just a little more
I don’t think we have it! (She runs
to the doorway and aims her rifle in
readiness. Outside, some of the Jaffa
are retreating towards the chamber again
while others cover their retreat. Replicators
come swarming down the steps towards
them. The Jaffa retreat to the doorway
of the chamber where they and Sam open
fire on the approaching swarm.)
Outside the SGC Gateroom, everyone is shooting for their lives.
Jack yells into his radio.
Sorry, sir, I’m trying!
(Jack reloads and continues firing.)
In Daniel’s tent, Daniel is still holding onto the RepliCarter’s
wrist as she continues to try to get away from him. They both
have their eyes closed in concentration. Suddenly Daniel’s eyes
snap open. A second later, the RepliCarter’s eyes open and she
gasps and stares at him in shock.
Got you now!
In the SGC corridors, the Replicators are still swarming towards
the Airmen when they suddenly just stop dead. Everybody stops
shooting and stares. Reynolds looks at Jack.
(Reynolds nods. They both shrug, then turn towards the frozen
Replicators and start firing again.)
On the rebel mothership, Aron stares in surprise.
The Replicator ship just ... stopped.
Sensors are indicating that all of the
Replicator ships have ... ceased activity.
(Teal’c looks puzzled, then activates the comms.)
Colonel Carter. Have you successfully
activated the weapon?
(Outside the Dakara chamber, all of the Replicators are frozen
in place. Sam and the Jaffa are taking advantage of the lull
to frantically reload their weapons.)
Not yet, but the Replicators down here
just froze. (She turns to Jacob.) Dad?
In Daniel’s tent, the RepliCarter smiles smugly at the sight
of Daniel, his eyes screwed shut and his face twisted in concentration.
There are so many, aren’t there? Too
many for your mind to handle. (Daniel
opens his eyes and stares at her in
desperation.) It’s taking all of your
concentration just to control them.
(Daniel tries to hold onto control but after a moment she finally
pulls her hand free of him. Around them, the tent morphs into
where they really are - still on the Replicator ship. The Replicator
blocks holding Daniel’s head in place withdraw back into the
wall, then the blocks clamping his legs and wrists release him.
Daniel steps towards the RepliCarter. Her right arm morphs into
a sword and she plunges it straight through Daniel’s chest and
out the back. Daniel gasps, then grunts in agony as she withdraws
the sword, a satisfied smile on her face.)
In the SGC corridor, the Replicators start to move again. The
Airmen start firing again.
Well, that was too good to last.
(He and Reynolds start firing again.)
Outside the Dakara chamber, the Replicators scamper towards Sam
and the Jaffa as they open fire. Sam looks around at Jacob.
Dad, they’re on the move again!
(Jacob is concentrating on the laptop as the readout finally
drops to 0.76 and the message “Margin achieved” appears on the
(Jacob slams his fist down onto the button on the console that
will activate the weapon. The temple begins to shake.)
Up above the temple, a tall statue-like structure peels open
like the petals of a flower. Near the Replicator ship in the
temple grounds, the Stargate kawhooshes.
On Juna, the Stargate kawhooshes.
On Chulak, while Serpent guards aim their weapons, the Stargate
On the purple planet from “Forever in a Day”, the Stargate kawhooshes.
In the warehouse on Vyus, the Stargate kawhooshes.
On the prison planet Hadante, the Stargate kawhooshes.
On the planet from “One False Step”, the Stargate kawhooshes.
At Stargate Command, the Stargate kawhooshes.
In the SGC Control Room, Siler looks up in surprise.
On the RepliCarter’s ship, Daniel has slumped to the floor. He
collapses back against the wall as the RepliCarter stands impassively
over him. He looks up at her, blood streaming from his mouth.
The RepliCarter looks down at him, then is suddenly distracted,
as if receiving a message from her brethren.
On Dakara, the petals of the statue-like structure have fully
opened and a huge glowing weapon rises up, an energy vortex shining
On the rebel mothership, sparks fly on the pel’tak as the ship
reaches the limits of its endurance against the Replicator ship’s
Enemy ship is in range! It is powering
weapons. We cannot survive another hit.
(Teal’c raises his head and steels himself for death.)
On the planet’s surface, Sam fires round after round at the attacking
At the SGC, Jack fires round after round at the attacking Replicators.
On the RepliCarter’s ship, Daniel’s eyes close and his head slumps
to the side.
On Dakara, a huge energy burst comes out of the weapon. It races
across the planet’s surface and sweeps across the bug-shaped
Replicator ship, which instantly disintegrates into tiny pieces.
The beam sweeps across the open Stargate and continues on its
Above the planet’s surface, the beam radiates outward. It sweeps
across a Replicator-infested mothership, and all the Replicators
inside the ship disintegrate.
In the SGC Gateroom, the beam bursts through the Stargate, rushes
through the Gateroom, past Jack and Reynolds and then reaches
the Replicators. As it sweeps past them, they disintegrate. The
Airmen stare, unable to believe what they’re seeing. Jack frowns
and looks around.
On the RepliCarter’s ship, Daniel lies on the floor with his
eyes closed. The RepliCarter looks up, an expression of dread
and disbelief on her face. Outside in space, the Ancient beam
sweeps across the ship. The RepliCarter’s eyes widen as the beam
reaches her and Daniel, and then the ship disintegrates into
DAKARA. Sam and the Jaffa lower their weapons at the sight of
the Replicator pieces on the ground in front of them. After a
moment, Sam turns and runs into the chamber, where Jacob is leaning
heavily on the console.
(Jacob raises his head a little.)
I don’t know.
You did it.
Well, Selmak deserves a little credit.
(Sam smiles.) Well, OK, most of it.
BA’AL’S MOTHERSHIP. On the pel’tak, the Jaffa at the control
console reports to Ba’al sitting on the throne behind him.
All Replicator-controlled ships are
Prepare enough squads to board them
and reclaim them in the name of their
Yes, my lord. (His console beeps.) We
are being hailed.
(Teal’c appears on the viewscreen.)
Surrender now, and you will be granted
You are hardly in any position to be
making such ridiculous demands. You
You are incorrect. It is, in fact, you
that is surrounded by free Jaffa.
(From the side of the pel’tak, a Telchak beam takes down one
of the super-soldiers flanking Ba’al. As the other super-soldier
turns towards the source, a second beam takes it down as well.
Bra’tac runs onto the pel’tak, a Telchak rifle in his hands.
He is followed by other Jaffa who quickly disarm Ba’al’s crew.)
Behold - your false god.
(Ba’al looks at Bra’tac for a moment. He grins, then starts to
laugh. He reaches for the device on his wrist. Bra’tac and the
free Jaffa open fire but Ba’al is beamed away. Bra’tac turns
to the viewscreen and shakes his head at Teal’c in disappointment.)
SGC. Jack and Sam are making their way up the stairs from the
Control Room to the Briefing Room.
Any more word from Teal’c?
Yes, sir. Although Ba’al got away, the
fact that he turned tail and ran made
the rebel victory every bit the turning
point Teal’c and Bra’tac were hoping
for. Jaffa from all over the galaxy
are joining with them.
Well, vive la revolution!
Got a significant size fleet securing
Dakara. Hopefully with the weapons we’ve
provided, they’ll be able to turn the
tide against Anubis’ super-soldiers.
(She and Jack walk into his office.
He sits down.) It looks like the Jaffa
might finally win their freedom.
It’s about time!
Yes, sir. Oh! I heard from Thor.
How’s he doin’?
Great! He sends us all his congratulations
and says that he will drop by for a
visit as soon as his consciousness has
been downloaded from the ship’s computer
into a new body.
That just never gets old, does it?
(They smile at each other for a moment, then Jack remembers something.)
Carter, did you notice if the Replicators
where you were happened to ... stop
in the middle of everything?
Yeah, it was really strange. They just
O’NEILL AND CARTER
It actually bought us the time we needed
to calibrate the weapon.
Any idea why that happened?
D’you think Daniel had something to
do with it?
I don’t know.
Sir, if he was on board that Replicator
ship when ...
Carter - we don’t know anything.
(Jack nods and starts doing some paperwork. Sam waits for a moment,
then wanders out of the room. Jack writes for a moment longer,
then lifts his head and gazes off into the distance, wondering.)