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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 816

                                     "RECKONING II"

                                           By

                                    Damian Kindler


                                     Transcribed by 
 
                                    Callie Sullivan



               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Jack is bringing Sam and Jacob up to date 
               with what Ba’al told him about the Ancient device on Dakara.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         A device capable of destroying all life 
                         in the galaxy?
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         It’s what he said.

                                     JACOB
                         Ba’al said he was serving Anubis?

                                     O’NEILL
                         Not exactly. You know those Goa’uld 
                         and their egos. (He gestures with his 
                         hands to indicate the size of Ba’al’s 
                         ego.)
 
                                     JACOB
                         He would never admit to being subservient.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         No. He said he was biding his time - 
                         learning what he could from Anubis.
 
                         
                                     JACOB
                         Probably looking for a way to kill him.
 
                         
               (Jack points at him in agreement.)

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                         
                                     JACOB
                         He’d have no-one left to rule.

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         It’s a little ambitious.

                                     CARTER
                         Well, he has at least some knowledge 
                         of the Ancients. I wouldn’t put it past 
                         him.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Yeah. Well, let me sit here and state 
                         the obvious: we can’t let something 
                         like this get into his hands.
 
                                     JACOB
                         Or the Replicators’ hands, for that 
                         matter.
 
                                     CARTER
                         How much time do we have before Ba’al’s 
                         fleet reaches Dakara?
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Why?

                                     CARTER
                         Ba’al didn’t say exactly where the device 
                         was, did he?
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         No. He said it was hidden.

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     JACOB
                         Fact is, to be sure we’ve destroyed 
                         the weapon, we have to find it first.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Go.

               
               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.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         We found no evidence of a weapon.

                                     CARTER
                         Thanks, guys, we’ll take it from here.
 
                         
               (The airmen put the box down and leave the area.)

                                     JACOB
                         This structure was definitely built 
                         by the Ancients.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         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.
 
                                     CARTER
                         The Ancient repository of knowledge 
                         we found on P3X-439 was hidden in a 
                         large monument like this.
 
                                     JACOB
                         Maybe this writing will help us uncover 
                         the location of the weapon.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         I was able to recognise the language. 
                         Deciphering it, however, is another 
                         matter.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I brought Daniel’s notebooks.

               (Jacob bows his head and allows Selmak to speak.)

                                     SELMAK
                         This dialect looks very old. It may 
                         take some time.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         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.
 
                                     ARON
                         We will be vastly outnumbered by Ba’al’s 
                         forces.
 
                                     TOLOK
                         I refuse to consider a strategy that 
                         demands the deliberate sacrifice of 
                         Jaffa lives.
 
                                     ARON
                         What then do you advocate? Prayer, perhaps(!)
 
                         
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Jaffa! We are here to consider the battle 
                         with our enemy.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Do not battle each other. (He turns 
                         to Bra’tac.) Ba’al’s forces approach 
                         at a rate of speed far slower than they 
                         are capable.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Indeed - it seems he does wish to give 
                         us time to find and destroy the weapon.
 
                         
                                     TOLOK
                         Why not just destroy it himself?

                                     TEAL’C
                         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.
 
                         
                                     ARON
                         How then will he explain his languid 
                         pace?
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Regardless, he will only hesitate so 
                         long.
 
                                     TOLOK
                         Five ha’tak, eight al’kesh, ten squadrons 
                         of gliders. That is all we have.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         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.
 
                         
                                     TOLOK
                         Divide our forces?!

               (Teal’c smiles. Bra’tac, understanding Teal’c’s plan, also smiles.)
 
               
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Precisely.

                                     TEAL’C
                         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 
                         all Jaffa.
 
               (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.)
 
                                     ARON
                         This is madness.

                                     TEAL’C
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So now what? We done? You got what you 
                         wanted. I don’t suppose you wanna just 
                         drop me off at the nearest Stargate?
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         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?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         No - no, I don’t.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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 
               his mind.)
 
               
               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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         No! Don’t do this!

               (He is whisked away.)

               
               DANIEL’S TENT.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         You had the power. You were about to 
                         strike, but she stopped you.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         No, I don’t believe you. You can make 
                         me see whatever you want - that’s just 
                         a trick.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         “Midday, the darkness is high in the 
                         sky”?! You sure about that?
 
                                     SELMAK
                         That is what it says.

                                     CARTER
                         It doesn’t make much sense.

                                     JACOB
                         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 
                         translate into.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Are you saying this whole wall of writing 
                         is nonsense?
 
                                     JACOB
                         I don’t know what I’m sayin’.

                                     CARTER
                         Is it possible you made a mistake?
 
                         
                                     SELMAK
                         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.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, he certainly has his own system.
 
                         
               (Teal’c radios in.)

                                     TEAL’C
                         Colonel Carter.

                                     CARTER
                         Go ahead, Teal’c.

               (Teal’c is still on the pel’tak of the mothership with Bra’tac 
               and Aron.)
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Have you had any success with the translation?
 
                         
               (Sam looks at Jacob and flinches.)

                                     CARTER
                         We’re making ... some progress.

                                     TEAL’C
                         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 
                         the hour.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Understood. (She and Jacob turn their 
                         attention back to the wall.)
 
               
               DANIEL’S TENT.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         It would be much easier on both of us 
                         if you did not resist.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Why, why, why, why, you know, in the 
                         wide world of all things rational and 
                         sane, would I help you?
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Because deep down you also want the 
                         knowledge I seek.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         What if I promised not to?

               (Daniel chuckles.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah(!)

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Do you really think I am that different 
                         from Samantha Carter?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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.)
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         You’re saying you’ll leave Earth untouched?
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I promise you that - and your life.
 
                         
               (Daniel narrows his eyes, thinking about it for a second, then 
               makes a decision.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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 
               the wall.
 
                                     CARTER
                         What if it’s a code? (She turns to face 
                         Jacob.)
 
                                     SELMAK
                         Something that can only be deciphered 
                         by someone who understands the language.
 
                         
               (Sam nods, and looks at the clipboard.)

                                     CARTER
                         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 
               her.)
 
                                     SELMAK
                         You’re holding it upside down.

                                     CARTER
                         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 
                         upside down.)
 
                                     SELMAK
                         Right side up, it’s “darkness”, but 
                         turn it around and it translates into 
                         “sun”.
 
                                     CARTER
                         “Midday, the sun is high in the sky”. 
                         That makes a lot more sense.
 
                                     JACOB
                         Yeah, but so what? That’s not what the 
                         wall says.
 
               (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.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Now it does!

                                     JACOB
                         It can’t be that simple. Just turn all 
                         five circles upside down?
 
                                     CARTER
                         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.

                                     BA’AL
                         Your pathetic trickery will only delay 
                         your inevitable defeat.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         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.
 
                                     BA’AL
                         Surrender now - or be destroyed.

                                     TEAL’C
                         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.)

                                     BRA’TAC
                         His fleet appears to be holding position.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         For the moment.

               
               DAKARA. TEMPLE. Sam rotates another panel on the wall. As it 
               turns into position, the ground begins to shake.
 
                                     CARTER
                         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.)
 
                                     JACOB
                         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 
               of Opportunity”.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         We’re in business!

               
               SGC. CONTROL ROOM. Jack is sitting at the desk listening to Sam 
               report in.
 
                                     CARTER
                         It’s definitely an Ancient design, sir.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Think our bomb’ll do the trick?

                                     CARTER
                         We’ll soon see. Give us ten minutes. 
                         Carter out.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Right.

               
               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.
 
                                     JACOB
                         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 
                         space.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Sounds bad.

                                     JACOB
                         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.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         They are both Ancient designs - and 
                         General O’Neill did use Ancient knowledge 
                         to build the disrupter.
 
                                     JACOB
                         I know.

                                     CARTER
                         Do you think this weapon can be modified 
                         to work only on the Replicators?
 
                                     JACOB
                         I don’t know - but I’d hate to blow 
                         it up before I was a hundred percent 
                         sure it couldn’t.
 
               (Sam nods.)

               
               REBEL MOTHERSHIP. Sam radios to Teal’c.

                                     CARTER
                         Teal’c, do you read?

                                     TEAL’C
                         Proceed, Colonel Carter.

                                     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 
                         get out.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Understood.

                                     CARTER
                         Carter out.

               (Aron’s weapons console beeps. Blips on the viewscreen show that 
               Ba’al’s fleet is approaching Dakara.)
 
                                     ARON
                         Ba’al’s fleet just began moving into 
                         attack position.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         It appears things are about to get ... 
                         bad.
 
               
               DAKARA. TEMPLE CHAMBER. Jacob is working on a laptop hooked up 
               to the console.
 
                                     JACOB
                         I’m not getting anything. (He steps 
                         aside and lets Sam have a go.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         This may not be possible, y’know.

                                     JACOB
                         C’mon, Sam - it can’t be any harder 
                         than blowing up a sun.
 
               (Sam looks irritated.)

                                     CARTER
                         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.)
 
                                     JACOB
                         There y’go!

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
               
                                     TEAL’C
                         Shields are down fifty percent.

                                     ARON
                         We cannot take much more!

                                     BRA’TAC
                         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.
 
               
                                     JAFFA
                         The rebels are fleeing, my lord. The 
                         planet is ours.
 
                                     BA’AL
                         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.
 
                                     JAFFA
                         My lord?

                                     BA’AL
                         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 
                         temple.
 
                                     JAFFA
                         Yes, my lord.

               
               DAKARA CHAMBER. Sam and Jacob are looking at a readout on the 
               laptop.
 
                                     JACOB
                         I’m pretty sure this output is giving 
                         us the frequency spectrum of the wave 
                         the weapon uses to disintegrate matter.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         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.).
 
                                     JACOB
                         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.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         All we have to do?!

                                     JACOB
                         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 
                         changes.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     JACOB
                         That’s good.

                                     CARTER
                         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 
                         wave.
 
                                     JACOB
                         What are you saying?

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     JACOB
                         Everywhere in the galaxy?! How are we 
                         supposed to do that?
 
                                     CARTER
                         The weapon translates through the Stargate. 
                         D’you think Anubis was planning to use 
                         the weapon to attack one planet at a 
                         time?
 
                                     JACOB
                         So dial multiple Gates simultaneously.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Not multiple Gates - all of them.

                                     JACOB
                         Every Stargate in the galaxy at one 
                         time?! Do you know how many Gates there 
                         are in the whole galaxy?!
 
                                     CARTER
                         A lot.

               (Jacob bows his head and lets Selmak speak.)

                                     SELMAK
                         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.)

                                     CARTER
                         I think I know someone.

               
               REBEL MOTHERSHIP. Sam has just explained her thinking to Teal’c 
               and Bra’tac.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Are you certain, Colonel Carter?

                                     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.)

                                     TEAL’C
                         Understood. (To Bra’tac) Open a channel.
 
                         
               (Ba’al appears on the viewscreen. He smiles.)

                                     BA’AL
                         No doubt you have decided to surrender. 
                         A wise decision, given that you face 
                         imminent defeat.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         We have no intention of surrendering. 
                         I merely wish to inform you that we 
                         have found the Ancient weapon on Dakara.
 
                         
                                     BA’AL
                         Do you intend to destroy it?

                                     TEAL’C
                         That would be foolish. We have learned 
                         that the Ancient weapon may be the means 
                         to destroy the Replicators once and 
                         for all.
 
               
               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.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         It’s incredible! Yet you still resist 
                         me. Do you not care? Are you not amazed 
                         by what you are seeing?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I don’t understand it. It’s more than 
                         any human can begin to comprehend.
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I am not human.

                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         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.
 
               
                                     BA’AL
                         This chamber must be well shielded. 
                         I could not find it using my ship’s 
                         sensors.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Look, I assume Teal’c told you the plan.
 
                         
                                     BA’AL
                         What makes you think you can modify 
                         this weapon to defeat the Replicators?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     BA’AL
                         How did you develop this Replicator 
                         disrupter technology in the first place?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         General O’Neill built it using Ancient 
                         knowledge and an Asgard computer. (She 
                         pulls up an image of the disrupter on 
                         the laptop.)
 
                                     BA’AL
                         O’Neill. The mere thought of that makes 
                         me sick.
 
               (Sam rolls her eyes.)

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     BA’AL
                         You want me to reprogramme the Stargate 
                         to dial every Gate in the galaxy simultaneously.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         I know you used the Gates’ automatic 
                         update programme to disseminate a dialling 
                         programme virus to the entire Gate network.
 
                         
                                     BA’AL
                         With a virus you initially planted in 
                         my Stargate.
 
                                     CARTER
                         No-one’s trying to deny that we’re mortal 
                         enemies here. Can you do it or not?
 
                         
                                     BA’AL
                         I cannot believe I’m even considering 
                         co-operating with a female of the Tau’ri 
                         ... (he looks at Jacob) and a Tok’Ra.
 
                         
                                     SELMAK
                         This was not my idea, believe me.

                                     BA’AL
                         I’ll instruct my troops to land.

                                     CARTER
                         No way. You send one Jaffa down here 
                         and the deal’s off.
 
                                     BA’AL
                         I cannot do what you ask by means of 
                         a hologram transmission.
 
                                     CARTER
                         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 
               Room.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Unscheduled offworld activation!

                                     O’NEILL
                         Is that Carter?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         No sir, but we are picking up a radio 
                         signal.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Put it on speaker. (Walter complies. 
                         A strange signal can be heard.) Sergeant?
 
                         
                                     HARRIMAN
                         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 
               them.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         What the hell is that?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         I’m not sure, sir, but I can’t access 
                         the system. Looks like something’s hacked 
                         into the computer remotely.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Shut it down.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         I can’t, sir - I’m locked out.

                                     O’NEILL
                         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.)

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Sir!

               (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.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         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.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         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 
               base-wide broadcast.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         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.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Oh, man!

               (Colonel Reynolds approaches him.)

                                     REYNOLDS
                         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 
                         activation mechanism.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Those bugs cannot get out of this mountain.
 
                         
                                     REYNOLDS
                         It’s only a matter of time before they 
                         gain control of the base systems and 
                         override the security doors.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Alright. Let’s make sure everybody’s 
                         out of here and then we’ll toss a little 
                         nuke down the silo.
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         You think that’ll stop them?

                                     O’NEILL
                         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 
               been experiencing.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         You can’t handle it, can you?

               (The RepliCarter tries to pull herself together.)

                                     REPLICARTER
                         I can. I just need time to process - 
                         share it with the others.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         But the universe is infinite. It’s not 
                         just knowledge and information - it’s 
                         understanding on a level that you’ll 
                         never reach.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Why do you think that?

                                     DANIEL
                         Because you’re a machine.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         So are you - just of weaker construction.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         And that’s where you’re wrong.

               (The RepliCarter smiles.)

                                     REPLICARTER
                         We’ll see.

               (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 
               the surface.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         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 
               his report.)
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         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.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Thank you, Walter!

               (Reynolds comes running up.)

                                     O’NEILL
                         Colonel?

                                     REYNOLDS
                         We have a problem, sir. Six SGC personnel 
                         are trapped on level eight. They’re 
                         cut off from the emergency escape hatch.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Siler?

                                     REYNOLDS
                         Siler.

                                     O’NEILL
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         You lied to me.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         What?

                                     DANIEL
                         You promised you’d leave Earth alone. 
                         There’s Replicators infiltrating the 
                         SGC right now.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         How can you know that? (Daniel just 
                         gazes at her until she works it out.) 
                         While I was in your mind, you were inside 
                         mine.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Took a while to figure out. Fortunately 
                         you were too distracted to notice. Some 
                         of the Ancient knowledge really helped 
                         too - thank you.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         You tricked me.

                                     DANIEL
                         You tricked me first.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         You should never have told me.

                                     DANIEL
                         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.)
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Trying to leave? Sorry - a little more 
                         time in Danny’s world.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         My brethren will not stop. You cannot 
                         control them.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         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.)
 
               
                                     BA’AL
                         Of course it will work. How dare you 
                         doubt me?
 
               (Jacob rolls his eyes and turns to Sam.)

                                     JACOB
                         What’s he still doing here?

                                     CARTER
                         I can’t exactly ask him to leave. How’s 
                         it going on your end?
 
                                     JACOB
                         I’m getting closer.

               (Ba’al points to one of the stone panels on the console.)

                                     BA’AL
                         This one.

                                     JACOB
                         How do you know?

               (Ba’al smiles.)

                                     BA’AL
                         I’m a god. Gods are all-knowing.

               (Sam rolls her eyes. Jacob glares at Ba’al, then turns to Sam 
               again.)
 
                                     JACOB
                         Selmak can’t work like this. Neither 
                         can I.
 
                                     CARTER
                         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 
               Ba’al grimly.)
 
                                     JACOB
                         Lucky guess.

               
               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.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Siler, are you in there?

                                     SILER
                         Yes, sir!

                                     O’NEILL
                         We’re gonna get you out. Step away from 
                         the blast door.
 
                                     SILER
                         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.)

                                     O’NEILL
                         Use two of those things.

                                     REYNOLDS
                         Sir?

                                     O’NEILL
                         It’s a (he makes air quotes) “blast 
                         door”!
 
               (Reynolds attaches another lump of C4 to the door, then the two 
               of them walk around the corner to get away from the impending 
               blast.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         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.)

                                     SILER
                         Down!

               (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.)
 
                                     SILER
                         Woah!

               (Outside, Jack and Reynolds come back around the corner.)

                                     O’NEILL
                         Siler?

                                     SILER
                         Thank you, sir.

                                     O’NEILL
                         I expect to be put in your will.

                                     SILER
                         Already in it, sir.

                                     O’NEILL
                         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.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Oh, crap!

               (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.

                                     ARON
                         Sensors are picking up multiple ships 
                         exiting hyperspace.
 
               (A huge number of ships arrive behind Ba’al’s fleet. As they 
               get into range, they open fire on the fleet.)
 
                                     ARON
                         They are firing on Ba’al’s forces.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         It is the Replicators.

               
               DAKARA CHAMBER.

                                     BA’AL
                         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 
                         to 4.00.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         That one took us in the wrong direction.
 
                         
               (Jacob looks smug.)

                                     JACOB
                         All-knowing, huh?!

               (Ba’al tries to hide his embarrassment, but is then distracted 
               by something.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         What’s the matter?

                                     BA’AL
                         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.
 
               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Running low on ammo, sir!

                                     O’NEILL
                         Fall back!

               (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.
 
               
                                     TEAL’C
                         Instruct all of our vessels to target 
                         the Replicator ships.
 
                                     ARON
                         Are we not better off letting them destroy 
                         each other?
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         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.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         General, fifteen minutes to safe detonation 
                         conditions.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         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?
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Yes, sir.

                                     O’NEILL
                         And have that chopper that’s waitin’ 
                         for us leave now.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Yes, sir.

                                     REYNOLDS
                         Sir?

                                     O’NEILL
                         Did you see those bugs go into that 
                         hatch?
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Yes, sir. You think getting out of the 
                         base is their primary goal?
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         It’s a fairly safe bet. They’re going 
                         to the surface.
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Leaving the only other way out of here 
                         accessible.
 
               
               DAKARA CHAMBER.

                                     BA’AL
                         And here. (He points to another panel. 
                         Jacob presses it and Sam looks at the 
                         readout.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         1.32. We’re almost there.

               (Ba’al nods, then his hologram fluctuates and he looks at someone 
               or something on his ship.)
 
                                     BA’AL
                         My ship has lost life support on several 
                         levels. Our shield strength is failing. 
                         I cannot maintain my transmission.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         We’ve almost got it. Thanks for the 
                         help.
 
               (Ba’al hesitates, almost unable to believe what he’s about to 
               say.)
 
                                     BA’AL
                         Good luck. (He touches a device on his 
                         wrist and his hologram disappears.)
 
                         
                                     JACOB
                         That was just creepy!

                                     CARTER
                         Keep working.

               
               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 
               one.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Go!

               (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.)
 
               
                                     O’NEILL
                         Siler, can you dial out?

                                     SILER
                         I’m workin’ on it, sir.

               (Reynolds looks at his watch.)

                                     REYNOLDS
                         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 
               ships.
 
                                     ARON
                         Shields down! Weapons systems offline!
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         Reroute power to sublight engines. Evasive 
                         manoeuvres.
 
               (The mothership flies through the battle, pursued by a Replicator-controlled 
               mothership.)
 
                                     ARON
                         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.
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         How’s it going in there?

                                     O’NEILL
                         Not well.

                                     REYNOLDS
                         No, same here.

               (Jack calls out a warning to the Airmen.)

                                     O’NEILL
                         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.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Variable off by point 98.

               (From outside the chamber comes the sound of automatic gunfire.)
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         What’s that?

               (Sam looks round and sees some of the Jaffa starting to run away 
               from the chamber towards the shooting.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Hurry.

                                     JACOB
                         I’ve almost got it. Just a little more 
                         time.
 
                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         SILER!

                                     SILER
                         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.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         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
                         Huh!

                                     O’NEILL
                         That’s odd.

               (Reynolds nods. They both shrug, then turn towards the frozen 
               Replicators and start firing again.)
 
               
               On the rebel mothership, Aron stares in surprise.

                                     ARON
                         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.)

                                     TEAL’C
                         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.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Not yet, but the Replicators down here 
                         just froze. (She turns to Jacob.) Dad?
 
                         
                                     JACOB
                         Almost there!

               
               In Daniel’s tent, the RepliCarter smiles smugly at the sight 
               of Daniel, his eyes screwed shut and his face twisted in concentration.
 
               
                                     REPLICARTER
                         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.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         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.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         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 
               screen.)
 
                                     JACOB
                         Point 76!

                                     CARTER
                         Do it!

               (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 
               kawhooshes.
 
               
               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.

                                     SILER
                         Incoming wormhole?

               
               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 
               around it.
 
               
               On the rebel mothership, sparks fly on the pel’tak as the ship 
               reaches the limits of its endurance against the Replicator ship’s 
               attack.
 
                                     ARON
                         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 
               Replicators.
 
               
               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 
               way.
 
               
               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 
               tiny pieces.
 
               
               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.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Dad.

               (Jacob raises his head a little.)

                                     JACOB
                         I’m alright.

                                     CARTER
                         What happened?

                                     JACOB
                         I don’t know.

                                     CARTER
                         You did it.

                                     JACOB
                         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.
 
               
                                     JAFFA
                         All Replicator-controlled ships are 
                         dormant.
 
                                     BA’AL
                         Prepare enough squads to board them 
                         and reclaim them in the name of their 
                         god.
 
                                     JAFFA
                         Yes, my lord. (His console beeps.) We 
                         are being hailed.
 
                                     BA’AL
                         Onscreen.

               (Teal’c appears on the viewscreen.)

                                     TEAL’C
                         Surrender now, and you will be granted 
                         mercy.
 
               (Ba’al smiles.)

                                     BA’AL
                         You are hardly in any position to be 
                         making such ridiculous demands. You 
                         are surrounded.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         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.)
 
               
                                     BRA’TAC
                         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.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Any more word from Teal’c?

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Well, vive la revolution!

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         It’s about time!

                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir. Oh! I heard from Thor.

                                     O’NEILL
                         How’s he doin’?

                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         That just never gets old, does it?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Apparently not!

               (They smile at each other for a moment, then Jack remembers something.)
 
               
                                     O’NEILL
                         Carter, did you notice if the Replicators 
                         where you were happened to ... stop 
                         in the middle of everything?
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, it was really strange. They just 
                         ...
 
                                     O’NEILL AND CARTER
                         ... froze.

                                     CARTER
                         It actually bought us the time we needed 
                         to calibrate the weapon.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Any idea why that happened?

                                     CARTER
                         D’you think Daniel had something to 
                         do with it?
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         I don’t know.

                                     CARTER
                         Sir, if he was on board that Replicator 
                         ship when ...
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Carter - we don’t know anything.

                                     CARTER
                         No, sir.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Anything else?

                                     CARTER
                         No, sir.

               (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.)
 
               
               
               
               THE END

               

Reckoning Part 2



Writers :   Damian Kindler
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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