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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 505

                                       "RED SKY"

                                           By

                                     Ron Wilkerson




               We begin with the traveler's view of going thru the gate ... 
               then the ground tumbling like when you're throw out of the wormhole 
               at a great deal of force. ;) Daniel and Teal'C are shown getting 
               up from the ramp where they were thrown.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         OK! (Getting up and taking off his hat) 
                         What was that?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Getting up ; He and Sam were throw 
                         further, onto the ground) Carter?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (Sighs) I don't know, Sir. Margin of 
                         error in calculating planetary shift 
                         used to cause the rough ride, but we 
                         fixed it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter?!

               
                                     SAM
                         We did have to over ride some of the 
                         dialing protocols in order to get a 
                         lock. I'll check the dialing computer 
                         when we get home.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looking around, putting on sunglasses) 
                         It's bright.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir! This planet's much closer 
                         to it's sun then Earth.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks around, seeing various items) 
                         Festive.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         This is interesting. (Looking at some 
                         sort of pole) I couldn't see these writings 
                         from the MALP.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (He and Sam turns, she's put on glasses) 
                         What's it say?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         They're really similar to those we found 
                         on Cimmeria. Could be a connection here 
                         to the Asgard.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What's it SAY?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I don't know.

               
                                     SAM
                         You think it's a protected planet?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, Teal'C wasn't Zapped away.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then there is no Thor's Hammer here.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, they wouldn't need one if it was 
                         named in the Goa'uld / Asgard Treaty.
 
                         
               
               Someone is see looking from the trees at them. Sam and Jack draw 
               their guns at hearing him.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey! You! Come on out!

               
                                     DANNY
                         We're not, uh ... we're not here to 
                         hurt you ... we're explorers from a 
                         place called Earth ... you might, uh 
                         ... you might know it as Midgard. I'm 
                         ... I'm Daniel Jackson, this is uh ...
 
                         
               
                                     MAN
                         I am Elrad. Flameman of the 39th order 
                         of Katal. (Jack and Sam look at each 
                         other) My congregation and I were on 
                         our way here for Morning Prayer when 
                         we saw a great wave burst forth from 
                         the Anulus.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Anulus? I like that.

               
                                     ELRAD
                         (In reference to Teal'C.) HE is an enemy 
                         of the Gods. (People talk quietly).
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Not anymore. Thor loves this guy!

               
                                     ELRAD
                         You know of Thor?!

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, yeah! He's a buddy! (Danny looks 
                         weary)
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         (Smiles) Well, then. COME FORTH! It 
                         is a time for rejoicing! Freyr has sent 
                         us visitors from Midgard!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Freyr is the god of Sun and Rain, right?
 
                         
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Yes, our protector. Ally of Thor. Friends 
                         of the Gods are welcome here.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (To woman in front of him) What do you 
                         got here?
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Come! Our village is this way!

               
               Everyone chatters as they walk toward the village. The people 
               are dressed like the Amish.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         It's as if ... the Norse culture evolved 
                         in this world to modern times, while 
                         continuing to worship the Ancient Gods.
 
                         
               
                                     ELRAD
                         This is Brother Malcus. He is Chief 
                         Acolyte within our order.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         You must leave. At once.

               
                                     JACK
                         We just GOT here!

               
                                     ELRAD
                         These are not just ANY strangers ... 
                         they came thru the Anulus.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         (in reference to Teal'C) This one ... 
                         bears the mark of evil!
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         He is a friend of THOR! (Teal'C nods)
 
                         
               
                                     MALCUS
                         (Quietly) The people will NOT stand 
                         for this.
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         You mean you will antagonize them until 
                         they agree with you!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (After Malcus looks at them, then walks 
                         away) Friendly guy!
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         You must forgive Malcus. He has a suspicious 
                         nature, and we have never before been 
                         visited by ELVES.
 
               
                                     JACK 
                         "Elves?"

               
                                     ELRAD
                         You've traveled by way of the Gods. 
                         You say you know them well.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Norse mythology Freyr was the rule of 
                         Elves. They can bring good or bad tidings. 
                         (Jack smiles at Elrad)
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         We certainly hope you bring us well.
 
                         
               
               Suddenly, the normally blue shy begins to turn red. Everyone 
               looks up at the sun. Sam takes off her glasses, a confused look 
               on her face.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter? What just happened? (She looks 
                         up at the sky, confused)
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         The Eye of Odin grows dim.

               
                                     SAM
                         Some sort of shift in the light frequency.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Good. I thought I was having a stroke.
 
                         
               
                                     MALCUS
                         YOU did this!

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     ELRAD
                         (To Malcus) Be calm! (To Jack) Is it 
                         true?!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (To Elrad) NO! (To Sam) Is it?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Looking at her instruments) I don't 
                         know, Sir.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         (Quietly, to Elrad)It is no coincidence 
                         that this happens moments after they 
                         arrive! (Louder, to villagers) The Elves 
                         are the harbingers of our DOOM!
 
               
               The villagers start talking amongst themselves. Danny and Teal'C 
               look confused. Jack looks at them, then to Sam, who's looking 
               at her doohickey. She looks at Jack and shakes her head, confused, 
               then looks back down on her thing.
 
               
               OPENING CREDITS!

               
               Close up on Sam's instrument, then it pans up to her face. She's 
               looking up, worried.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         Leave us, or be driven out.

               
                                     ELRAD
                         Malcus, the darkening of the Eye of 
                         Odin is the will of the Gods, you can 
                         not blame the messengers. (Louder, to 
                         villagers) We must go to the Hall of 
                         Wisdom, and pray for forgiveness!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Watching the villagers leave) "Hall 
                         of Wisdom" ... that sounds like the 
                         place the Cimmerians went to visit Thor.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks at Danny, and clears his throat. 
                         He then walks over to Sam) Carter. (Whispers 
                         after taking off his glasses) What the 
                         HECK'S going on?!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Quietly) Somehow the light-spectrum 
                         of the sun has shifted toward infer-red. 
                         Now, if it continues this way, all the 
                         green plant will die. The plants goes, 
                         the oxygen supply ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Quieting her down with his hands) Yeah, 
                         yeah, yeah ... <>
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The MALP should give us more detailed 
                         data. It's sensors are more sophisticated.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Good. You and Teal'C head back to the 
                         ... Anulus ... see what you can find 
                         out ... Daniel? (Walks toward Danny) 
                         See if these folks have got an Asgard 
                         phone.
 
               
               In a church.

               
                                     MALCUS
                         (Praying) We beseech thee Oh, Freyr 
                         to have mercy upon us. Make peace with 
                         our Great Father Odin. In doing so, 
                         remove the terrible curse from our gentle 
                         land. (Jack and Danny arrive, Jack removes 
                         his hat) In the name of our Lord, Freyr, 
                         be it so. We ... (Stops when seeing 
                         Jack and Danny)
 
               
               The entire congregation, off of Malcus and Elrad's looks, turns 
               and gasps. They start whispering amongst themselves.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Sorry. We didn't mean to interrupt.
 
                         
               
                                     MALCUS
                         Haven't you done enough damage here, 
                         Elves?
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Show some respect, Malcus. They are 
                         sent by the Gods. We should hear their 
                         words.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         We were just wondering if you ever speak 
                         directly to Freyr.
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         HE hears us always.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Right. You mentioned a Hall of Wisdom. 
                         This is it, isn't it? (Jack looked at 
                         him, amused)
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         No, this is a Temple.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Right.

               
                                     ELRAD
                         Malcus and I were about to go to the 
                         Hall to seek Freyr's wisdom on behalf 
                         of our people.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Would you mind if we went with you?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We could put in a good word.

               
                                     ELRAD
                         By all means! Come! (Malcus gives him 
                         a look)
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         (After Jack and Danny walk up to the 
                         alter) Bow your heads, and prepare to 
                         meet Our Lord.
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Lord Freyer, Lord of the Aser, God of 
                         Katal, grant us an audience that we 
                         may share your wisdom.
 
               
               A bright light takes Jack, Danny, Elrad, and Malcus to a dark 
               room.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Jack looks down, I'm assuming he's 
                         been disarmed) I better get it back!
 
                         
               
               A Viking looking dude (Similar to the Cimmerian's Thor hologram) 
               appears. Elrad and Malcus kneel before him.
 
               
                                     HOLIGRAM
                         I am Freyr. (Jack looks amazed) For 
                         what reason have you come before me?
 
                         
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Oh, Lord, Freyr. Forgive us for disturbing 
                         you, but we seek your wisdom.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         The arrival of these outsiders has caused 
                         the Eye of Odin to grow dim. We fear 
                         it is Ragnarok.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Whispers to Jack) That's the end of 
                         time.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Whispers back) Thank you.

               
                                     ELRAD
                         We beg you to restore Odin's light.
 
                         
               
                                     HOLOGRAM
                         You are wise to seek my council, but 
                         only thru FAITH will you prove worthy 
                         of my benevolence.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         Do you desire us to put these outsiders 
                         to death? They could be drawn and courted 
                         before nightfall. <>
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That's a bit HARSH, isn't it?

               
                                     HOLOGRAM
                         In time, I will sail to the Plain of 
                         Vigrid, where my value will be fought 
                         with Surtur ...
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         Swords ... it is the end time !

               
                                     ELRAD
                         Patience!

               
                                     HOLOGRAM
                         Likewise, you must face your own fears, 
                         as knowledge of the ultimate conflict. 
                         How you deal with fear is will prove 
                         your worthiness. I wish you well on 
                         your voyage.
 
               
               Hologram disappears, Jack smiles, and waves at it.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Pointing to hole in wall) It's a recording.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Sarcastically) Really?

               
               They are transported back to temple. People talk quietly.

               
                                     MALCUS
                         (To Elrad) I told you. (To congregation) 
                         It IS Ragnarok. Lord Freyr tells us 
                         to prepare for our death.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That's a bit of a negative spin with 
                         the ole paraphrasing, isn't it?
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         I have been interpreting the Word of 
                         the Gods for many years.
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         I'm afraid I must agree with Malcus. 
                         (Everyone talks)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Hang on! Look, I know I'm the outsider 
                         here ...
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         You DARE question the Will of the Gods?!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         No, just ... your interpretation.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Quietly) You sure you want to get in 
                         the middle of this?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Quietly, to Danny) I'm not sure how 
                         to get OUT of the middle of this. (Louder, 
                         to people) (Clears throat) (Walks down 
                         off alter) Look, folks. Does Freyr plant 
                         your crops for you? Huh? (No's are heard) 
                         Does he ... harvest them? (More No's) 
                         Does he build your HOMES for you?
 
                         
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Those are the tasks of our own hands.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Exactly! You've always had free-will 
                         before ... why not now? Maybe this ultimate 
                         conflict is a test of your ingenuity 
                         and courage.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         (To Elrad) WHY do you tolerate THIS?!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Quietly, to Danny, who's standing behind 
                         him, rather sarcastically) Jump in any 
                         time here, by the way.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Quietly) I don't think this is a good 
                         idea.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         In the past, Lord Freyr has always told 
                         us to face our fears, and NOT interfere 
                         with the WAYS of the GODS!
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         I agree, Malcus. We must do the God's 
                         will, but perhaps these strangers are 
                         a part of their plan.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         NONSENCE! They are the harbingers of 
                         our doom! (Jack rolls his eyes) Elves 
                         can not change the Will of the Gods! 
                         (He turns, and walks out followed by 
                         the villagers)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (After everyone else left) Elrad, listen 
                         to me ... we can help your people. We've 
                         been in this situation before. TRUST 
                         me! We can work MIRICLES!
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         I trust in Freyr. If you are here to 
                         do his bidding, either to doom us ... 
                         or to save us ... then ... so be it.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         They don't hear us.

               
                                     JACK
                         Elves, that's what we look like to them.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         That's what we look like to them .
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Whatever ... Carter come us with. (In 
                         the village) Hey, fellas.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I got a theory, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Is it ... Miraculous? (Grins at Danny)
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Actually, it is. I think the wormhole 
                         that we used to travel here passed directly 
                         thru this planet's sun. That might be 
                         why we had a problem dialing here in 
                         the first place.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         What? We should never have connected 
                         with this planet?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, at least not with the current 
                         planetary alignment. The light from 
                         the sun suddenly shifted toward the 
                         red spectrum after we got here. (Jack 
                         looks worried, then smiles wearily.) 
                         As far as I know, the ONLY way that 
                         could happen was if an unstable, superheavy 
                         element, probably plutonium, was introduced 
                         to the sun's nuclear reaction. Sort 
                         of a ... subatomic poisoning.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Wait a minute ... OK ... how did WE 
                         do that?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, somehow, the plutonium piggybacked 
                         onto our wormhole from another star 
                         system, and bonded with their sun as 
                         we passed thru it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I HOPE that doesn't mean it's our fault!
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We could not have known, O'Neill.

               
                                     SAM
                         The fact that the 'gate wouldn't dial 
                         here when we first tried, leads me to 
                         believe that there's some sort of safety 
                         protocol built into the gate system 
                         designed to prevent exactly this sort 
                         of thing.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So ... design flaw?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Somberly) No. Sir, we bypassed some 
                         of the normal dialing protocols. The 
                         fact is, this planet is dying, and it's 
                         probably because of us.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         But you can fix it, right? (Sam closes 
                         her eyes <>, and bows her 
                         head. Jack knows the look) (They walk 
                         to the Temple) Teal'C, maybe you should 
                         hang out here. These Asgard devices 
                         don't know you like we do.
 
               
               The 3 humans go inside, the Jaffa stands outside.

               
                                     DANNY
                         OK, let's see ... they bowed their heads, 
                         and said a prayer ... Lord Freyr ...
 
                         
               
               Jack puts his hand on a circle on the device. A light transports 
               them to the room. The Hologram appears.
 
               
                                     HOLIGRAM
                         I am Freyr. For what reason have you 
                         come before me?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Sam walks to behind hologram) We'd 
                         like to talk to the real Asgard. Thor 
                         if he is available.
 
               
                                     HOLOGRAM
                         You are wise to seek my council. (Sam 
                         finds the panel) But only thru FAITH 
                         will you prove worthy of my benevolence.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Danny's grinning) Yada, yada ... uh 
                         ... Carter, you wanna pull the plug 
                         on this guy?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Playing with the panel) It looks like 
                         this is the emitter that generates ... 
                         (Hologram's talking while she's doing 
                         this, then suddenly disappears)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, we've either made contact with 
                         the Asgard, or we've trapped ourselves 
                         deep within a vault of solid rock. (An 
                         Asgard appears) That's better.
 
               
                                     ASGARD
                         I am Freyr. Protector of the Katal world. 
                         (Sam moves next to Jack)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Uh ... yes, sorry to bother you, can 
                         we ... talk to ... Thor?
 
               
                                     FREYR
                         Commander Thor is in a distant part 
                         of the galaxy. He is not available. 
                         You are the one called O'Neill?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Grinning) I am the one.

               
                                     FREYR
                         We named a warship after you. Short 
                         lived as it was. (Jack looses his grin)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Glances to Danny) Yes, that one.

               
                                     FREYR
                         Why have you come to this world?

               
                                     JACK
                         Exploring. That's what we do.

               
                                     FREYR
                         Katal falls under our "Protected Planets 
                         Treaty" with the Goa'uld. I would hope 
                         you have not dispelled our current belief 
                         system. (Sam bows her head) The Asgard 
                         ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Aw! Don't worry! We haven't blown your 
                         cover. However, we do have a SMALL(Kneels 
                         to get eye level with the Alien) little 
                         problem that could use some of that 
                         ASGARD magic.
 
               
                                     FREYR
                         Are you implying that our technology 
                         is some kind of trickery?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You sure Thor's not around somewhere?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir? If I may?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. (Stands) Knock yourself out.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We may have inadvertently, totally accidentally, 
                         cause a foreign element into the Katal 
                         Sun.
 
               
                                     FREYR
                         (Little black eyes widen) How?

               
                                     SAM
                         Ah, well, actually I was hoping you 
                         could help us out on that one. Is it 
                         possible that our wormhole to pick up 
                         a superheavy element, and deposit it 
                         on the sun as we passed thru it?
 
               
                                     FREYR
                         There are safety protocols in place 
                         on the system to prevent wormhole connections 
                         that could cause just this reaction.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Uh ... yeah ... see? We have our own 
                         dialing computer, and sometimes we bypass 
                         a few steps in order to get a lock. 
                         (Freyr cocks his head) We're still experimenting.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYR
                         (Pointed) I see.

               
                                     SAM
                         We could really use your help here.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYR
                         I'm afraid I can not assist you.

               
                                     JACK
                         Why not?

               
                                     FREYR
                         It is not the Asgard's responsibility 
                         to undo every error you make. This technology 
                         is advanced beyond your knowledge.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me!? (Freyr blinks) There is 
                         a whole planet full of people that are 
                         going to DIE.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Um ... this may be our mistake, but 
                         the Katal people depend on you. (Freyr 
                         blinks) You set up their belief system. 
                         They think that You are their God, and 
                         you will protect them.
 
               
                                     FREYR
                         From the Goa'uld, yes.

               
                                     JACK
                         Forget all that! Come on! We're FRIENDS! 
                         We help you , you help us. That's the 
                         way it works. Carter's idea saved you 
                         from the Replicators. Now, we're calling 
                         in the marker.
 
               
                                     FREYR
                         Ultimately, the decision is not mine.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Rather sarcastically) Then , may I 
                         speak to whomever decides?!
 
               
                                     FREYR
                         It is possible. Prepare to meet the 
                         Asgard High Council.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm prepared. Right now. Let's go.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYR
                         Step to the place where I stand. (He 
                         disappears)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Sam looks at Jack) I'm sorta prepared.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         You want me to ...

               
                                     JACK
                         I got it. (He walks up to the circle, 
                         Sam takes his place next to Danny. Jack 
                         appears as a hologram) Hello? (Echo's) 
                         ECHO! (Echo's) (He's in a huge room, 
                         the Asgards begin to appear.)
 
               
                                     ASGARD
                         Colonel Jack O'Neill of Earth ... Welcome 
                         to the Asgard High Council Chamber.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Appearing as a hologram to the Asgard) 
                         Yeah, thanks for seeing me on such short 
                         notice. (Sam and Danny's POV is shown. 
                         He is shown talking to the wall while 
                         looking up.) I assume you CAN see me. 
                         (Sam and Danny share a look)
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Did Freyr mention why I'm here?

               
                                     FREYR
                         Yes, Colonel. They're aware of the circumstances 
                         surrounding your request.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (To Freyr) Oh, hey! There! I didn't 
                         see you. You guys all kinda look ... 
                         (He gets a look from the AHC) (Claps 
                         hands) Thor's not here, is he?
 
               
                                     AHC
                         No, he is not.

               
                                     JACK
                         OK. (Looks away)

               
                                     AHC
                         As Freyr explained, we are unable to 
                         assist you in this matter, O'Neill. 
                         Though your actions were unintentional, 
                         unfortunately, the Katal people will 
                         perish.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey! This is not entirely our fault! 
                         I mean, you could have warned us about 
                         this ... gate thru the sun ... thing. 
                         Or for that matter, you could have given 
                         us a list of the planets that were off-limits.
 
                         
               
                                     AHC
                         Both points are true. However, neither 
                         is recent enough to interfere.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You're interfering right now! These 
                         people think you're their GODS! Granted, 
                         you're not Goa'ulds, but you're still 
                         pretending to be something you're not.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYR
                         You are correct. However, when we saved 
                         these people from the Goa'uld, they 
                         were not ready to have their beliefs 
                         completely stripped away. In time, when 
                         they are ready, the Katal will know 
                         the truth.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, well, there's the snag ... they 
                         WON'T. They'll be DEAD. I don't get 
                         it. You obviously saved them once. Why 
                         not again?
 
               
                                     AHC
                         It is not that simple.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yes it is! You've got the technology, 
                         don't you?
 
               
                                     AHC
                         Yes!

               
                                     JACK
                         Ok, fine. We made a mistake ... a BIG 
                         mistake ... and we're very, very sorry! 
                         (Danny and Sam are shown seeing Jack 
                         talk to the wall) But we also saved 
                         your little grey butts from the Replicators, 
                         and (Sam bows her head) now we want 
                         your help. I'm not asking you to change 
                         the course of development! Just fix 
                         the damn sun! No one'll know. We won't 
                         tell.
 
               
                                     AHC
                         Unfortunately, we can not.

               
                                     JACK
                         OK, at the risk of sounding like the 
                         petulant inferior race ... why not?
 
                         
               
               The AHC talk amongst themselves.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Sam's looking at him, grinning) "Little 
                         Grey Butts!"?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah.

               
                                     FREYR 
                         It would be in violation of our treaty 
                         with the Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     AHC
                         The treaty states that the people of 
                         the planet protected will be free from 
                         Goa'uld, however, subsection 424 says 
                         the people on the planets can not be 
                         artificially advanced thru our technological 
                         needs. Using our technology to prevent 
                         a natural disaster would be a violation 
                         of that order, and would nullify the 
                         treaty as a whole. The Goa'uld would 
                         be free to invade any protected planet 
                         ... (Looks at Jack) Including Earth.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Who was listening with interest while 
                         they were talking amongst themselves) 
                         Oh, ... you sure?
 
               
                                     AHC
                         Yes. The war with the Replicator rages 
                         on here in our galaxy. We do not have 
                         the military force to defend every planet 
                         in the treaty. You would be vulnerable 
                         to a Goa'uld attack.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         OK. What if I were to say we'd be willing 
                         to TAKE ... the risk?
 
               
                                     AHC
                         Even if you could make that decision 
                         on behalf of your planet, O'Neill, you 
                         can not make it for every other planet 
                         that could be effected.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I ... suppose ... not.

               
                                     AHC
                         We are all deeply disturbed that this 
                         disaster could not be diverted. We wish 
                         there was a way.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, they're not dead yet. Maybe there 
                         is.
 
               
                                     AHC
                         If that is the case, the solution would 
                         be up to you.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Holds out hands) Why? (He's transported 
                         back to Danny and Sam) That went well! 
                         (Turns to face them) (Walks up to them, 
                         the three are transported back)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Walking thru the village) Sir, I've 
                         been thinking.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I'd be SHOCKED if you EVER stopped, 
                         Carter!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Here, OK. (Has unpeeled apples in her 
                         hands) Let's say these are the unstable 
                         plutonium molecules that are poisoning 
                         the sun.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         OK ...

               
                                     SAM
                         (Picks up pears. ) What if these are 
                         molecules of a more stable, super heavy 
                         element, say with an atomic weight above 
                         200.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Sure! I can think of a few.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Puts fruit down) Actually, they don't 
                         occur in nature, at least not on Earth. 
                         (Danny and Jack's eyes look at each 
                         other) But I have read about such elements 
                         being created in super colliders, at 
                         least in theory.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         You realize you're mixing your apples 
                         and ... (Jack looks at Danny, Danny 
                         glances at him, and grins)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         If we could introduce these stable, 
                         superheavys into the Katal sun, they 
                         would bind with the plutonium molecule 
                         rendering them inert. <>(Jack 
                         and Danny are just looking confused) 
                         The sun then could be restored to it's 
                         normal nuclear reaction.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (To Danny) Huh? How bout that?! (Danny 
                         just raises his eyebrows, and looks 
                         confused.)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, this is all very theoretical, 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I have great confidence in you, Carter. 
                         Go on back to the SGC and ... confuse 
                         Hammond.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir. (Puts fruit back into baskets.)
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         A rocket?

               
                                     SAM
                         With a payload of the super heavy element 
                         I've indicated. We send it in stages 
                         thru the Stargate to Katal, and assemble 
                         it there. When it's complete, we launch 
                         it into the sun.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Will it get there in time?

               
                                     SAM
                         We have 3 months before the plutonium 
                         reaction in the sun become irreversible. 
                         If we can launch inside 3 weeks, we 
                         can just make it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Have you considered other options.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         The other option we've considered could 
                         be a one in a million shot, Sir. The 
                         rocket gives us better than 50/50 odds.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Rockets don't exactly grow on trees, 
                         Major.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I know that, Sir. However, as you know, 
                         the Air Force is currently planning 
                         a launch from Vandenburg.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major, do you realize how much has been 
                         invested in that project?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm aware of that, Sir. (Nearly tears) 
                         It's hard to put a price on the Katal 
                         People.
 
               
               THREE WEEKS LATER is shown on the screen. A rocket is clearly 
               visible in the background.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         (Storming onscreen) Colonel?!

               
                                     JACK
                         (Calmly, yet with sarcasm) Shouldn't 
                         you be off inciting a mob?
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         Look at the sky. Ragnerack grows ever 
                         closer ... your MACHINE does nothing!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         It's a rocket. It won't work until we 
                         launch it. We can't launch it until 
                         we BUILD it!
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Time still remains before the sun does 
                         permanent damage to your world.
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         (Loudly, to villagers) All they have 
                         done is bring more outsiders!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         You have to be patient.

               
                                     MALCUS
                         (Stepping off his soapbox. LOL!) The 
                         problem grows ever worse as long as 
                         you are here. If you can't see that 
                         the Gods wish you to leave, we will 
                         be forced to make it clear on their 
                         behalf.
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Malcus, this is not the way of the Katal. 
                         If the Gods did not want them here, 
                         they wouldn't BE here!
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         If their presence is truly part of the 
                         test ... then we have failed ... miserably! 
                         (Looks at Jack, then walks away, pissed.)
 
                         
               
               Back at the SGC, Siler's working on a part of the rocket, preparing 
               it to go thru the gate. Sam comes thru the gate, which closes, 
               and gets a clipboard from a female airman.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         General, we're ahead of schedule.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This should be the last shipment of 
                         parts.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Any word yet on the HG2340?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Frankly, I never thought it would be 
                         easier to get the rocket.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, without the superheavy element, 
                         this whole thing would have been a big 
                         waste of time.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Don't worry, Major. (Smiles)

               
                                     SAM
                         Doctor MacClarean.

               
                                     MACCLAREAN
                         Very impressive operation you've got 
                         here. I hope you consider yourself lucky, 
                         Major. (She nods)
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Doctor MacClarean finally decided that 
                         a peek of the SGC was worth the exchange.
 
                         
               
                                     MACCLAREAN
                         It took me 5 years to make that much 
                         HG2340.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, maybe one day, you'll be able 
                         to save the planet your MacClarean is 
                         saving.
 
               
                                     MACCLAREAN
                         Did you say MacClarean?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Sam smiles) Sounds like a good name 
                         to me. (MacClarean is smiling from ear 
                         to ear.) I'll use it in my official 
                         report to the Pentagon.
 
               
                                     MACCLAREAN
                         (Dumbfounded) I don't wanna be in your 
                         way. You obviously have a job to do 
                         here. Good luck Major.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Shakes offered hand) Thank you Doctor. 
                         (Back at the planet, running up to Jack) 
                         That's the last of it, Sir. We've got 
                         everything we need.
 
               
                                     JACK 
                         Good.

               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel and Teal'C?

               
                                     JACK
                         AW, they're in the village still trying 
                         to convince the folks we're FRIENDLY 
                         elves. (Sam smiles, and looks at the 
                         rocket.) I think the sooner we get out 
                         of here, the better.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         IS that smoke?!

               
               The rocket is shown exploding. Sam, Jack and members of the SGC 
               run to the rocket as it explodes into a huge fireball.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (As Jack and Sam arrive in the village) 
                         What happened?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Somebody set a fire. (Jack takes off 
                         his rifle, and hands it to Teal'C.)
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Anybody hurt?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Jack takes off his hat, and throws 
                         it on the ground) We lost 2 members 
                         of SG-6. The rocket was destroyed.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Grabs Malcus by the collar, and throws 
                         him down on the ground, climbing on 
                         top of him) You STUPID Son of a BITCH!
 
                         
               
                                     MALCUS
                         (No remorse) The Gods have spoken!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You've just killed 2 of my men, and 
                         screwed your whole planet!!!!
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         I'll screw all their lives to serve 
                         the Gods.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You coward ... (He belts him with a 
                         right hook) Why did you kill yourself? 
                         WHY?!
 
               
                                     MALCUS
                         I would gladly die to serve the Gods!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm gonna shoot ... (He draws his sidearm, 
                         and puts it to Malcus's neck)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack!

               
                                     SAM
                         SIR!

               
                                     ELRAD
                         Stop, please! I am truly sorry for what 
                         has happened (Jack has a dark look in 
                         his eyes, kinda like in the other side 
                         or the Movie. ;)) Malcus has acted without 
                         my knowledge, (Malcus has a big smile 
                         on his face) He will be punished. PLEASE! 
                         More death serves NO ONE!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (After a minute of thinking) More death 
                         is exactly what you people are gonna 
                         get.
 
               
               Jack gets off of him, takes his sidearm off his neck, and walks 
               away. He passes Sam, who has a frightened look on her face. Sam 
               follows Jack, followed by Danny, then Teal'C turns and leaves.
 
               
               
                                     MAN
                         (Offscreen as another man is helping 
                         an injured man) Let's get back to the 
                         SGC.
 
               
               Some more injured people are shown. Jack's storming toward the 
               DHD.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack! STOP! We CAN'T leave!

               
                                     JACK
                         The Hell we can't! Carter, Dial it up, 
                         get these people home!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir ...

               
                                     JACK
                         That's an ORDER!!!!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack, would you ju ... STOP!

               
                                     JACK
                         (Turns, yelling) They killed 2 of my 
                         MEN!!!!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes, they did. But not all these people 
                         are responsible for that. And the ones 
                         that were were ... just doing what they 
                         believed was right.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I really don't care.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, I do. (Jack looks at Sam, who 
                         looks back) And leaving right now would 
                         be redeemable.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         In who's eyes? The Asgard? They HAD 
                         their chance.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, I essentially pressed the button 
                         that could end this civilization.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         ALL RIGHT!!!! We made the first mistake, 
                         but we were gonna fix it! Is it obvious 
                         only to me that these people don't want 
                         help?!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I couldn't live with myself if I just 
                         walked away now.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not believe the majority of the 
                         people of this world support the actions 
                         of Malcus.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What, then?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Relocate them.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Their ties to this world are strong, 
                         DanielJackson.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, we have to give them the option. 
                         Then it's their choice.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we still have the MacClarean. With 
                         your permission, I'd like to go back 
                         to the SGC, and run a few more simulations.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (In the temple to the congregation) 
                         OK. I know this world has been your 
                         home for generations, but it looks now, 
                         that the Eye of Odin will not be restored.
 
                         
               
                                     ELRAD
                         That is for the Gods to decide.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Right. But consider this ... that the 
                         Gods are giving you another choice.
 
                         
               
                                     ELRAD
                         What is that?

               
                                     DANNY
                         The chance to move to another world. 
                         (Some people get up and leave) You can 
                         come thru the Anulus with us, it's really, 
                         it's very simple.
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         If Freyr wished us to leave this world, 
                         he would come to take us away in his 
                         Chariot.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         He does. He wishes you to leave. (More 
                         leave) He's very busy right now, and 
                         he sent us to take you to our world. 
                         If you don't go, you will all die.
 
                         
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Your efforts are noble, but if our destruction 
                         is the will of the gods, we must face 
                         our fate bravely.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         NOW can we go?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The Katal were not convinced?

               
                                     JACK
                         Nope. Because YOU (To Danny) didn't 
                         say what needed to be said.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, what would YOU have said? Wait! 
                         What are you gonna SAY?!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Takes off his hat) Hey, folks. Join 
                         me over here ... Come on! Come on in 
                         here folks, I got a few things to say.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     JACK
                         Telling them the truth, Daniel.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Whether or not a God really exists is 
                         not as important as whether or not a 
                         BELIEF in God really exists.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You wouldn't be saying that if we were 
                         talking about a Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         We're not ... talking about a Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Have we not made our position clear?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes! Yes, you have. I just don't think 
                         we've made OURSELVES clear.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack, the Asgard ...

               
                                     JACK
                         ... are NOT ... Gods!

               
               Jack steps up on his soapbox. ;)

               
                                     JACK
                         Hi, folks, listen. You all know Freyr, 
                         right? Big guy, kinda good-lookin' lot 
                         of fancy gold armor? (Everyone says 
                         yes) Well, here's a flash for ya. That's 
                         NOT what he looks like.
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         What do you mean?

               
                                     JACK
                         He's an Alien who's been pretending 
                         to be your god. (Daniel looks disapproving) 
                         He doesn't have a Chariot ... he's got 
                         a SPACESHIP! (Someone says blasphemy 
                         ;)) A spaceship. Big machine like the 
                         one we were building. Only his is WAY 
                         better ... and ... not ... blown up. 
                         (Disbelieving murmuring is heard) I'm 
                         not kidding you folks. This little fellow 
                         is about 3 feet tall, got clammy grey 
                         skin, big black eyes, and skinny, tiny 
                         little arms and legs, like toothpicks. 
                         (Danny looks pissed, Teal'C is just 
                         stoic) (People says I don't believe 
                         it) They think you need to believe in 
                         a god! That you're not developed enough 
                         as a culture to think for yourselves.
 
                         
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Enough!

               
                                     JACK
                         Elrad, listen to me! These Aliens have 
                         the power to help you ... they chose 
                         NOT to!
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         I am sorry ... for what happened to 
                         your people. I know you think you are 
                         trying to help us, but, PLEASE! It's 
                         time you leave.
 
               
                                     PEOPLE
                         You should go, please go! You've said 
                         enough, just go!
 
               
               Jack looks around. Danny's still looking mad.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Not caring) OK. Sorry to bother you. 
                         Thanks for your time, folks. There. 
                         I gave em the choice ... they chose! 
                         (Jumps off the soapbox) (Danny still 
                         looks pissed)
 
               
               A simulation is shown on the computer screen. A light is going 
               from earth thru a sun, and stops there. Jack, Sam and Hammond 
               are in a lab.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I thought the odds of success in this 
                         scenario was one in a million, Major.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir. But I now believe we can increase 
                         that chance to 1%.(Looks at Hammond, 
                         who looks at Jack)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         It's your call, General. I only understand 
                         about 1% of what she says half the time 
                         anyway. (Sam smiles)
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Run it by me again.

               
                                     SAM
                         ( Drawing on board) We send the MacClarean 
                         thru (She draws a wormhole coming from 
                         Earth to Katal) the wormhole to Katal. 
                         Now, based on the distance from Earth, 
                         and the rate of travel, (Jack raises 
                         his eyebrows) I tried to calculate the 
                         exact time we shut down the gate. (Draws 
                         an X in the middle of the wormhole) 
                         so that the MacClarean stops short of 
                         reaching the planet , (Circles the X) 
                         and actually ends up (Draws rays like 
                         a picture of a sun) IN their sun.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I thought when something was IN a wormhole, 
                         it existed only as ... energy. That 
                         you needed another stargate to turn 
                         it back into solid matter.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Actually, you absolutely correct, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Seconds later, amazed) I AM?!

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes! (Smiles) You see? It's the stargate 
                         on the other side that actually reintegrates 
                         the matter (Jack looks back at Hammond 
                         a HUGE grin on his face) into it's pre 
                         organized form. (Jack can't stop smiling) 
                         Without it the energy in the wormhole 
                         would not rematerialize in it's base 
                         form. Now, in the case of a person, 
                         that would be very bad, but in the case 
                         of an element, it shouldn't be a problem.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Still smiling) (To Hammond) I was right!
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         OK. You have a go, Major. (Jack gets 
                         up, STILL smiling)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Over intercom) Sending MALP thru. Payload 
                         is en route. Executing controlled shutdown 
                         ... now! Well, there's only one way 
                         to know if it worked.
 
               
               BACK ON PLANET

               
                                     ELRED
                         Praying, Teal'C and Danny are there) 
                         Brothers and sisters, at these times, 
                         it is important for us to come together 
                         as a family. We must remember the great 
                         gifts of Freyr, (Sam and Jack are arriving) 
                         and we must be grateful for the lives 
                         that he has given us. (Danny, who had 
                         his head bowed, see the two officers, 
                         and he and Teal'C go to meet them) In 
                         this, the troubled time, we must still 
                         remember ...
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         They agreed to let us stay as long as 
                         we ... don't try to tell them Freyr's 
                         not a God. (Elred continues to pray) 
                         (Sam looks at JAck)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I don't think we'll be staying.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Did your method not succeed, MajorCarter?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         It doesn't look good, I think we missed.
 
                         
               
               DANNY(Quietly) Are you sure it not ... taking longer than we 
               though, or ...
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We should have noticed the change by 
                         now.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Let's go.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Sighs) I wanna tell them ... and say 
                         good-bye. (Walks up to the gathered 
                         crowd) Sorry, it ... didn't work. But, 
                         it's not too late to change your mind 
                         about leaving.
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         (Continues praying) Great protector. 
                         Oh, Lord Freyr, accept thou frailties 
                         and forgive our sins.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Praying) We beg You give us mercy, 
                         and return the light that gives us life. 
                         (Looks at ELRED) Good-Bye.
 
               
               Everyone gasps as the sun begins to return to normal.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Touching Sam's arm) Am I having a stroke? 
                         (She shakes her head)
 
               
                                     ELRAD
                         Blessed be Freyr! Bow your heads, and 
                         thank him for granting our prayers.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm pretty sure we didn't do this, Sir. 
                         At least not on our own.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The Asgard.

               
                                     SAM
                         They said they wouldn't help.

               
                                     JACK
                         Overtly.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, are you saying that by starting 
                         the process, we gave 'em the opportunity 
                         to step in without the Goa'uld knowing?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         A way of saving face. Technical look 
                         over?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Or NOT! Well, we'll never know for sure 
                         will we?
 
               
               Shot of village shown , then shot goes up to the sun.

               
               THE END

               

Red Sky



Writers :   Ron Wilkerson
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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