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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 809

                                      "SACRIFICES"

                                           By

                                   Christopher Judge


                                     Transcribed by 
 
                                    Callie Sullivan



               SGC. Jack and Daniel are walking along a corridor.

                                     DANIEL
                         Bra’tac believed that the only way to 
                         eliminate all of the System Lords is 
                         to recruit as many Jaffa in the fifth 
                         column as possible. Now, only when their 
                         numbers are sufficient would it be possible 
                         to rise up and unilaterally destroy 
                         all the Goa’uld at once. (Jack looks 
                         at him blankly but Daniel doesn’t notice.) 
                         Even then, Ba’al controls the super-soldier 
                         army which cannot be turned.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Incoming wormhole.

                                     DANIEL
                         So even if the rebel Jaffa can some 
                         day take out the majority of the System 
                         Lords, there’d still be a massive war 
                         to fight. The problem is, though, Ishta 
                         doesn’t want to wait. Moloc is continuing 
                         to order the deaths of all female Jaffa 
                         born in his domain and their underground 
                         railroad to Hak’tyl can’t save them 
                         all. (Jack starts walking in the wrong 
                         direction as Daniel continues talking, 
                         but then turns and follows him. Daniel, 
                         wrapped up his narration, doesn’t even 
                         notice.) Even now she’s organising a 
                         rebellion to overthrow Moloc. Now, Teal’c 
                         and Bra’tac are trying to convince her 
                         to see the ... the bigger picture. (He 
                         gestures grandly as he finishes.)
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         ... What was my question again?

                                     DANIEL
                         Um, ‘how’s it going?’

                                     O’NEILL
                         Seemed so innocuous at the time. (He 
                         and Daniel enter the Gateroom just as 
                         Teal’c and Bra’tac come through the 
                         Gate and walk down the ramp.) Fellas! 
                         How was the trip?
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         I have been betrayed by those I trusted 
                         most. (He walks past Jack and Daniel 
                         and leaves the Gateroom.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         That good, eh?

                                     BRA’TAC
                         His mood is foul indeed. (Jack and Daniel 
                         turn to face him.) Greetings. It is 
                         good to see you both.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Bra’tac, what’s wrong?

                                     BRA’TAC
                         There was a complication.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Ishta?

                                     BRA’TAC
                         She is well - and as lovely as ever, 
                         O’Neill. (Jack raises his eyebrows, 
                         then shrugs.) The problem, I fear, lies 
                         with Rya’c.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Is he OK?

                                     BRA’TAC
                         He is in love, and plans to be married. 
                         Hmph! (He leaves the Gateroom.)
 
               
               SGC. SPORTS ROOM. Jack and Teal’c are preparing to play table 
               tennis. Jack blows out a few exaggerated breaths in preparation. 
               Teal’c stands at the other end of the table, looking very glum.
 
               
                                     O’NEILL
                         So when’s all this supposed to happen? 
                         (He serves. Teal’c smashes the ball 
                         back straight into Jack’s arm, who yelps 
                         in pain and clutches his arm.)
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Three days.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Three days, huh? That’s kinda quick.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         Indeed.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Well, you know love ... is a strange 
                         and mysterious thing. (He serves the 
                         ball. Again Teal’c smashes it back, 
                         this time hitting the top of Jack’s 
                         leg. Jack clutches his leg in pain.) 
                         Ow! God!
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Rya’c did not even consult me before 
                         making this decision. It is obvious 
                         this girl has caused all reason to leave 
                         Rya’c’s head.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Zero serving three.

                                     TEAL’C
                         Serving eight.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Eight. (He serves. Teal’c smashes the 
                         ball back, hitting Jack’s leg in the 
                         same place as before. Jack doubles up 
                         in pain.) Ah! (He straightens up.) So, 
                         what (his voice cracks momentarily, 
                         then improves) what’s, uh, Ishta think 
                         of all this? (He tosses the ball across 
                         the table to Teal’c.)
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Ishta believes that tradition should 
                         persist at all costs, especially in 
                         the face of oppression.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         I see.

               (Teal’c serves the ball. It comes across the table so fast that 
               Jack doesn’t even move before it flies past him. He turns and 
               watches it bounce across the floor.)
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Rya’c is too young to know what love 
                         is, O’Neill, or how it inevitably weakens 
                         a warrior’s resolve.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Look, T, I’m not gonna tell you how 
                         to raise your kid ... but I’ve always 
                         found that sticking your fingers in 
                         your ears and humming loudly solves 
                         a whole slew of problems.
 
               (Teal’c smiles briefly.)

                                     TEAL’C
                         What good am I as a father, O’Neill, 
                         if I cannot keep my son from making 
                         this crucial mistake?
 
               (Alarms sound.)

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Unscheduled offworld activation.

               (Teal’c tosses the ball to Jack and walks away. Jack serves the 
               ball across the table and makes a tiny triumphant gesture before 
               following him, then makes a sound of pain as his damaged leg 
               protests at having to walk.)
 
               
               CONTROL ROOM. Jack and Teal’c walk in. Walter is at the desk.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Receiving IDC, sir. It’s Ishta.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Open the iris. (He and Teal’c head for 
                         the Gateroom.)
 
               
               GATEROOM. The iris opens. Teal’c precedes Jack through the side 
               door but Jack shoves him out of the way so that he can go first, 
               giving Teal’c a black look and a ‘me first’ gesture as he goes. 
               The sound of people coming through the Gate can be heard, then 
               the wormhole disengages. Ishta and one of her lieutenants come 
               down the ramp.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Greetings!

               (Teal’c bows to the women.)

                                     ISHTA
                         There is an urgent matter we must discuss. 
                         Hak’tyl may have been compromised.
 
                         
               
               BRIEFING ROOM. SG-1 are sitting on one side of the table while 
               Bra’tac, Ishta, and her lieutenant sit on the other. Jack is 
               at the head of the table.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         How do you know?

                                     ISHTA
                         Yesterday we were to meet one of our 
                         contacts - a high priestess stationed 
                         within Moloc’s temple. She failed to 
                         appear at the allotted time.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         You must evacuate immediately.

                                     ISHTA
                         I agree, but we know not of another 
                         uninhabited planet like Hak’tyl. Hiding 
                         a large group of female warriors and 
                         children within a populated planet in 
                         Moloc’s domain is difficult, and dangerous.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Well, I’m sure we could help you folks 
                         out. Carter?
 
                                     CARTER
                         Uh, no problem. We have a number of 
                         possible worlds on record but they should 
                         be explored more thoroughly before you 
                         take up permanent residence.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         If Moloc is aware of our location, every 
                         moment my people remain on Hak’tyl puts 
                         them at greater risk.
 
               (She looks at Jack, who nods understandingly. Teal’c turns his 
               head and looks at him, then Sam turns and looks at him too. Finally 
               Jack realises that he’s supposed to say something.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Oh! Um ... er, er, you’re welcome to 
                         stay here. (Ishta nods in gratitude.) 
                         I’ll go start the paperwork. (He stands 
                         and leaves.)
 
               
               GATEROOM. The Gate is open and many of Ishta’s people have already 
               come through. A woman rides a horse through the Gate. Another 
               horse is already in the Gateroom. Daniel is watching as the women, 
               children and horses are escorted out of the Gateroom. Rya’c and 
               a young woman come through the Gate and walk down to where Daniel 
               and Sam are standing.
 
                                     RYA’C
                         Colonel Carter. Doctor Jackson.

                                     CARTER
                         Rya’c! It’s good to see you again.
 
                         
                                     RYA’C
                         This is my sim’ka, Kar’yn.

                                     KAR’YN
                         Rya’c, stop using those old terms. We 
                         are betrothed. (To Sam and Daniel) And 
                         it is an honour to meet friends of my 
                         husband-to-be.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Right back at ya!

                                     RYA’C
                         Is she not the most beautiful thing 
                         you have ever seen?
 
                                     KAR’YN
                         Stop it. You’re embarrassing me. I’m 
                         not an object to be worshipped.
 
                                     RYA’C
                         Thank you for agreeing to host our union 
                         ceremony. It will be an honour to be 
                         betrothed among friends.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, you’re gonna have the wedding here?!
 
                         
                                     KAR’YN
                         Of course. Ishta said it may take some 
                         time to find a suitable planet for our 
                         new home. We are to be married in three 
                         days!
 
               (Sam is grinning rather fixedly. Daniel puts his left arm around 
               her back and onto her left shoulder, and Sam puts her right hand 
               on top of it. They both grin hugely.)
 
                                     KAR’YN
                         There is much to do. (She smiles at 
                         Rya’c.) Rya’c? (She starts to tug him 
                         away.)
 
                                     RYA’C
                         Excuse us. (He and Kar’yn leave the 
                         Gateroom, leaving Sam and Daniel still 
                         grinning.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         They’re having the wedding here!

                                     CARTER
                         Yeah!

                                     DANIEL
                         Does Jack know about this?

               (Sam’s grin fades.)

                                     CARTER
                         I’m gonna work on ... finding them a 
                         planet. (Daniel nods in agreement.) 
                         Yeah! (She leaves. Daniel raises his 
                         eyes skywards.)
 
               
               JACK’S OFFICE. Jack is doing paperwork as Bra’tac comes to the 
               door and taps on it.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Come in. (Bra’tac walks in. Jack finally 
                         looks up.) Bra’tac. (Bra’tac walks a 
                         few steps further into the room, then 
                         stops.) What’s that smell?
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         I believe that is the horses, O’Neill. 
                         (Jack nods.) The warriors of Hak’tyl 
                         are grateful for your generosity.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Well - you know me. Always willing to 
                         help those who ... need help.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         You are indeed a wise and gracious leader, 
                         O’Neill of Minnesota.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Siddown, y’old coot. (Bra’tac sits.) 
                         What?
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         I am to officiate at the rite of everlasting 
                         union between Rya’c and Kar’yn. I have 
                         consulted with Ishta on the matter and 
                         despite the evacuation of Hak’tyl, she 
                         wishes the wedding to proceed as planned 
                         - and as scheduled.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Meaning here.

                                     BRA’TAC
                         A more suitable world is not likely 
                         to be found in time. Delaying the ceremony 
                         would only grant another victory to 
                         Moloc’s tyranny.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         D’you know what it took to get approval 
                         for Tailgate Tuesdays, huh? (Bra’tac 
                         looks at him blankly. Jack looks down, 
                         thinking, then looks up again.) There 
                         would be cake?
 
               (Bra’tac smiles and nods.)

               
               ISHTA’S QUARTERS. Ishta is unpacking some of her belongings. 
               Teal’c opens the door without knocking and walks in, closing 
               the door behind him.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         You have been avoiding me.

                                     ISHTA
                         You have indicated I am not worthy of 
                         your presence.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         How so?

                                     ISHTA
                         Your refusal to bless this union is 
                         an insult to Kar’yn and thus to me.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         That is not what I intended. Rya’c has 
                         pledged to help lead the Jaffa in the 
                         battle against the Goa’uld.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         As have I, and my people. A warrior 
                         is always stronger with another at his 
                         side - so you must believe Kar’yn to 
                         be an unworthy warrior, and I am at 
                         fault as her teacher.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Ishta, this is not about you. Soon enough 
                         Rya’c will have to choose between his 
                         responsibility to his family and to 
                         that of his cause - just as I once did. 
                         I merely believe that he is young and 
                         has much time ahead, and need not undertake 
                         such decisions so soon.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         In the same way Rya’c had no say in 
                         your decision, you have no say in his. 
                         None of us choose oppression at the 
                         hand of the Goa’uld, nor what must be 
                         done to free ourselves of it, but we 
                         must not sacrifice that which makes 
                         us Jaffa. I have organised both men 
                         and women to fight together - to rise 
                         up against Moloc. Maybe once we are 
                         free of his tyranny, you will see that 
                         we are worthy of your war.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Overthrowing Moloc alone will ultimately 
                         prove nothing. Were he to fall, his 
                         worlds and armies would simply be usurped 
                         by another Goa’uld.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         I will not stand idly by and watch more 
                         of my sisters slain at the hand of Moloc 
                         while you, and the leaders of this so-called 
                         Jaffa rebellion, you plot and you scheme 
                         and you ultimately do nothing!
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         You have no wish to fight side-by-side 
                         - only to control and dominate.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         As my sisters have been for generations!
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         As you will continue to be because of 
                         your short-sightedness.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         I will not rest until Moloc is dead.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         And I will not rest until all Goa’uld 
                         are dead. (He turns and leaves the room.)
 
                         
               
               CORRIDOR. Sam is walking along. Jack comes out of a side door 
               and grabs her by both arms.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         They want a what?!

                                     CARTER
                         A goat, sir.

               (Jack lets her go and they start to walk.)

                                     O’NEILL
                         You can tell them lamb is far less gamey.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         They ... (she pauses as a little girl 
                         runs past) they want it for a ritual 
                         sacrifice.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Yeah, well you can tell ‘em that’s not 
                         gonna happen.
 
               (He and Sam look at a group of children sitting in a corner of 
               the corridor playing a game with stones.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, I was hoping you’d say that.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         They can have pinata - that’s always 
                         fun.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I’ll suggest it, sir.

               (She and Jack flatten themselves against the wall as a horse 
               is led past. Jack pushes its rump out of the way as it goes past 
               him, then he and Sam turn and watch the rather unbelievable sight 
               of a horse clopping down the corridor. Jack turns to Sam and 
               seizes her by the arms again.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Please tell me you’re close to finding 
                         a planet.
 
                                     CARTER
                         We scouted one yesterday that Ishta 
                         seems comfortable with - fresh water, 
                         stable climate ...
 
               (Jack looks down and realises that he’s still holding Sam by 
               the arms. He lets her go and they start to walk again.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Good. When’s moving day?

                                     CARTER
                         Uh, Ishta thinks it’ll take about a 
                         week to get a liveable camp going.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         A week?!

                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir. (Jack turns and watches some 
                         of the Hak’tyl women walk past. Sam 
                         takes his arm and steers him back along 
                         the corridor.) The, uh, the wedding 
                         is still gonna happen here.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         You seen Teal’c?

                                     CARTER
                         I think he’s locked himself in his room.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         That chicken!

               
               GATEROOM. At the foot of the ramp is a small table with a brazier 
               on it. Bra’tac stands at the table with his back to the Gate, 
               holding a burning firelighter. He has just lit the brazier. Rya’c 
               and Kar’yn stand either side of the table, facing each other. 
               Several of the Hak’tyl women, including Ishta, are standing nearby. 
               Bra’tac blows out the flame on the firelighter.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Let this fire bear witness to this ceremony. 
                         May its flames keep warm the souls of 
                         those who came before us. We ask those 
                         spirits now to bless this union and 
                         to protect it through each day of its 
                         existence. And then the horn will sound. 
                         (He looks off to the side. Somebody 
                         offscreen sounds two notes on a horn.) 
                         Good. Now - (he turns to Rya’c) you 
                         will place the circle of fidelity upon 
                         Kar’yn’s head.
 
               (Someone hands Rya’c a circlet woven from leaves. He puts it 
               onto Kar’yn’s head.)
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         And you, the totem of bravery (he lifts 
                         a medallion on a chain to his mouth 
                         and kisses it before handing it to Kar’yn) 
                         around Rya’c’s neck. (Kar’yn does so.) 
                         The bride will then kneel before her 
                         husband in respect.
 
               (Up until now Rya’c and Kar’yn have been smiling happily but 
               now Kar’yn’s smile fades. Ishta too looks concerned.)
 
                                     KAR’YN
                         I will do no such thing.

                                     RYA’C
                         Kar’yn.

                                     KAR’YN
                         I kneel before no man, not even my husband.
 
                         
                                     BRA’TAC
                         This action has been part of the ceremony 
                         for thousands ...
 
                                     KAR’YN
                         Then he should kneel before me as well. 
                         (To Rya’c) Or am I too weak to have 
                         such respect given to me in return?
 
                         
                                     RYA’C
                         You disgrace my name.

                                     BRA’TAC
                         Perhaps if we took a short recess.
 
                         
                                     KAR’YN
                         And if you insist on treating me like 
                         a fragile handmaiden, then I have chosen 
                         poorly for a husband.
 
                                     RYA’C
                         Well, perhaps I have chosen poorly as 
                         well.
 
               (Kar’yn pulls the circlet off her head and throws it down before 
               storming out of the Gateroom. Most of the women follow her. In 
               the Control Room, Teal’c is watching with a smug smile on his 
               face. In the Gateroom, Rya’c takes off his medallion and hands 
               it to Bra’tac before leaving the room.)
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         I can see why one must rehearse these 
                         events. (He takes a drink.)
 
               (Behind him, the Gate starts to dial in.)

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Unscheduled offworld activation. (He 
                         closes the iris. Behind the iris, the 
                         Gate activates. Teal’c walks over to 
                         Walter.) Receiving a message. Onscreen.
 
                         
               (Teal’c looks at the message as Bra’tac and Ishta walk in.)
 
               
                                     TEAL’C
                         Ishta. This concerns you.

                                     ISHTA
                         It’s from one of my contacts among Moloc’s 
                         Jaffa. He’s requesting a summit.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         For what reason?

                                     ISHTA
                         Our forces that are hiding among the 
                         Jaffa of Moloc have become large, but 
                         there are still many who are loyal to 
                         him. We risk being exposed. We must 
                         send the co-ordinates of the new homeworld 
                         to those who will attend.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Very well. I will accompany you to this 
                         summit.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         You have no say in our matters.

                                     TEAL’C
                         Perhaps there is counsel I can provide.
 
                         
                                     ISHTA
                         You will abide by my ruling.

               (Teal’c looks at her for a moment, then looks across to Bra’tac. 
               He then looks back to Ishta and bows to her.)
 
               
               ISHTA’S QUARTERS. Ishta is preparing to leave. Kar’yn is with 
               her.
 
                                     KAR’YN
                         Can I come with you?

                                     ISHTA
                         Do not be foolish - you have a union 
                         to prepare for.
 
                                     KAR’YN
                         There will be no union.

                                     ISHTA
                         Kar’yn, you must learn not to let your 
                         emotions take you to such extremes.
 
                         
                                     KAR’YN
                         I cannot be betrothed to Rya’c. He is 
                         as pig-headed as his father.
 
               (Ishta leans forward and seizes Kar’yn’s chin.)

                                     ISHTA
                         Until you have fought as many battles, 
                         do not speak of Teal’c of Chulak with 
                         such disrespect. Without him we would 
                         not have tretonin. (She holds up a tretonin 
                         injector.) And we would still be slaves 
                         to the Goa’uld symbionts. (She lets 
                         Kar’yn go and injects herself.)
 
                                     KAR’YN
                         But how can you accept his affection 
                         knowing he does not support our war 
                         against Moloc and the archaic traditions 
                         that oppress female Jaffa?
 
                                     ISHTA
                         We differ often, but deep down we both 
                         possess the same hunger for freedom.
 
                         
                                     KAR’YN
                         Does he not see me fit for Rya’c?

                                     ISHTA
                         He could search a thousand worlds and 
                         never find someone like you. Teal’c 
                         has sacrificed much in the war against 
                         the Goa’uld and does not wish Rya’c 
                         to feel the pain of such loss.
 
                                     KAR’YN
                         What about Rya’c? He does not respect 
                         me as a warrior as Teal’c respects you.
 
                         
                                     ISHTA
                         That took some convincing, believe me. 
                         What you must remember is that, as much 
                         as you desire Rya’c’s respect, he too 
                         burns for yours.
 
               
               SPORTS ROOM. Rya’c is training with a stick (or broom handle?) 
               about the same size and length as a staff weapon. He is twirling 
               it about angrily. Bra’tac comes into the room behind him and, 
               as Rya’c spins around, Bra’tac grabs the stick.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Your parries are too low. Hold your 
                         staff higher; step into each blocking 
                         blow.
 
                                     RYA’C
                         Leave me be.

                                     BRA’TAC
                         As you wish. (He turns and starts to 
                         walk away.)
 
                                     RYA’C
                         Have I not been a dutiful son? Have 
                         I not brought honour to my name?
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         You have indeed.

                                     RYA’C
                         Then why will my father not bless my 
                         union with Kar’yn?
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Then the union is still to be?

                                     RYA’C
                         That is not the point.

                                     BRA’TAC
                         You have made a choice. You pledged 
                         your life to fight for freedom for all 
                         Jaffa. It is a war you must commit to 
                         without question.
 
                                     RYA’C
                         I know! That is why my father abandoned 
                         my mother and I - because we made him 
                         weak. (He slams one end of the stick 
                         down onto the floor.)
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         That is not true.

                                     RYA’C
                         He knows I forgave him for that long 
                         ago. I understand why it was necessary.
 
                         
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Do you? Hmm? Teal’c stayed First Prime 
                         of Apophis as long as he did because 
                         he feared for you. He committed atrocities 
                         in the name of the Goa’uld because he 
                         wanted you and your mother to be safe. 
                         When he chose to leave to join the Tau’ri, 
                         it was the most difficult thing he has 
                         ever done. It is not you that made him 
                         weak, but his own fear and doubt. When 
                         he realised the Goa’uld could indeed 
                         be defeated, that if he fought hard 
                         enough, you could one day be free, it 
                         made him stronger.
 
                                     RYA’C
                         It is the same for me with Kar’yn. She 
                         fuels my desire to fight for freedom. 
                         We know what we must face, and we choose 
                         to do it together.
 
               (Bra’tac puts his hand on Rya’c’s shoulder.)

                                     BRA’TAC
                         You still have much to learn about yourself; 
                         about being a warrior - and neither 
                         of you truly know what we will all face 
                         in a full-scale war with the Goa’uld.
 
                         
                                     RYA’C
                         I do not need his blessing.

                                     BRA’TAC
                         No - you do not. (He turns to leave.)
 
                         
                                     RYA’C
                         And he insults Kar’yn. She is a formidable 
                         warrior who deserves his respect.
 
                         
                                     BRA’TAC
                         And yours. (He leaves the room.)

               
               NEW HAK’TYL HOMEWORLD (hereafter referred to as ‘HOMEWORLD’). 
               Two female Jaffa and two male Jaffa are guarding the Gate. Some 
               distance away, a tent has been set up for the summit. Moloc’s 
               Jaffa are meeting with Ishta and Teal’c. One of Moloc’s Jaffa 
               is speaking.
 
                                     ARON
                         The ranks of rebel Jaffa are sizeable 
                         enough to win. The time to strike is 
                         now.
 
                                     COR’AK
                         Aron is right. If we wait much longer 
                         it is only a matter of time before our 
                         numbers grow too large for Moloc not 
                         to discover. We risk losing everything.
 
                         
                                     ISHTA
                         Aron is right. We must strike now.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         Jaffa! Hear me. I know your hearts are 
                         prepared for battle, but I have come 
                         to ask for your patience. You have prepared 
                         well for the demise of Moloc, but only 
                         when all Jaffa rise up as one can the 
                         Goa’uld be defeated, and only then will 
                         all of our brothers and sisters truly 
                         be free.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         This is the counsel you have come to 
                         offer?
 
               (From outside the tent comes the sound of a bird taking flight 
               in alarm. Teal’c’s head snaps round.)
 
                                     ISHTA
                         What is it?

               (The sound of a staff weapon activating outside the tent can 
               be heard.)
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         DOWN!

               (He throws himself to the ground, taking Ishta with him. Outside 
               the tent, many Jaffa open fire with staff weapons, firing into 
               the tent. Those Jaffa inside who are not quick enough are shot 
               down. Teal’c, Ishta and Aron crawl out of the back of the tent 
               and run for the trees.)
 
               
               LATER. Teal’c, Ishta and Aron have made it back to the Gate and 
               crawl to a rise nearby. Looking down at the Gate, they see that 
               it is guarded by very many Jaffa.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         The Gate is well guarded.

                                     ISHTA
                         We must return to the meeting tent. 
                         If anyone else survived, they will be 
                         tortured.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Wait.

                                     ARON
                         For what?

               (The Gate activates. Moloc’s Jaffa aim their staff weapons at 
               it. Jack’s voice comes over Teal’c’s radio.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Teal’c? You there?

                                     TEAL’C
                         Proceed, O’Neill.

                                     O’NEILL
                         You know how I get when you don’t call.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         Moloc’s Jaffa ambushed the summit. The 
                         address of the planet must have fallen 
                         into the wrong hands. I am with Ishta 
                         and another rebel Jaffa named Aron. 
                         At present we are cut off from the Gate.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         How bad?

                                     TEAL’C
                         Very.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Back-up?

                                     TEAL’C
                         It would be unwise at the moment. I 
                         am uncertain as to the extent of forces 
                         or if there are ships in orbit. I will 
                         need time to gather intel before deciding 
                         on a course of action.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Alright. We’ll check in in about an 
                         hour. And T?
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         My head is down, O’Neill.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Over.

               (The Gate shuts down. Teal’c, Ishta and Aron cautiously move 
               away from the Gate.)
 
               
               FOREST. The three Jaffa are making their way back to the meeting 
               tent. Teal’c seizes Ishta’s arm and turns her round to face him.
 
               
                                     TEAL’C
                         Someone from within your camp has betrayed 
                         you. That can be the only explanation 
                         for Moloc’s presence here.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         Teal’c, I do not have my tretonin. It 
                         was in my pack and in our haste I left 
                         it in the tent.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         I have enough for both of us. (He reaches 
                         into his vest pocket and takes out his 
                         injector, only to find that it is broken.)
 
                         
                                     ISHTA
                         It must have shattered when you fell 
                         to the ground.
 
                                     ARON
                         We must move. A search patrol approaches.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         Indeed. (They move off.)

               
               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. The room is full of people - Daniel, Rya’c, 
               Kar’yn and many of Ishta’s warriors - and all of them are shouting 
               at each other. Jack and Bra’tac come in. Jack tries to quieten 
               everybody down but can’t be heard over the noise. Bra’tac steps 
               forward.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         SILENCE!

               (Everybody immediately stops talking. Bra’tac looks at Jack.)
 
               
                                     O’NEILL
                         Thank you. Now - Daniel, what’s going 
                         on here?
 
               (Everybody starts talking at once. Jack points to Bra’tac.)
 
               
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Silence!

               (Everybody falls silent.)

                                     O’NEILL
                         I said Daniel.

                                     DANIEL
                         Well, as you can see, everyone’s a little 
                         upset.
 
                                     ISHTA’S LIEUTENANT
                         We will not abandon Ishta. We insist 
                         a rescue mission be devised immediately.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         We’re devising.

                                     BRA’TAC
                         Teal’c has said the Gate is well guarded.
 
                         
                                     RYA’C
                         Can we not acquire a ship and journey 
                         to this planet?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Even if we could, it would take at least 
                         a week to get there.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Please, return to your quarters.

                                     KAR’YN
                         I cannot go until ...

                                     BRA’TAC
                         Please! In time, your skills may be 
                         required, and you must be ready. Go!
 
                         
               (Reluctantly, Rya’c and the women leave the room.)

               
               HOMEWORLD. Night. Teal’c, Ishta and Aron are hiding near the 
               meeting tent, watching the guards outside.
 
                                     ARON
                         There are only six.

                                     TEAL’C
                         We do not know how many more may be 
                         hiding nearby, anticipating our approach.
 
                         
               (They hear a rebel Jaffa screaming as he is tortured.)

                                     ISHTA
                         We must do something. (The screaming 
                         continues.) I cannot bear this. The 
                         Tau’ri have troops and weapons.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         We have not determined the size of Moloc’s 
                         forces they would face. Many more lives 
                         than our own could be lost.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         Then what are we to do?

                                     TEAL’C
                         For the moment, nothing. (He moves away. 
                         Ishta and Aron reluctantly follow him.)
 
                         
               
               FOREST. As they move through the forest, Ishta braces herself 
               against a tree momentarily, beginning to feel the effects of 
               the lack of tretonin.
 
                                     ARON
                         We cannot hide forever from their patrols.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         We will rest here.

               (Ishta sits down wearily.)

                                     ARON
                         They will not rest until we are found. 
                         If your plan is to wait until they give 
                         up and leave ...
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         I need to gather the information that 
                         I can concerning the forces against 
                         us.
 
                                     ARON
                         We’re severely outnumbered. What more 
                         do you need to know?
 
                                     ISHTA
                         Aron - I need to speak to Teal’c privately.
 
                         
                                     ARON
                         You do not trust my loyalty.

                                     ISHTA
                         I do. This is a private matter. Please.
 
                         
               (Aron moves away.)

                                     TEAL’C
                         He could be the informant as easily 
                         as anyone, and using this opportunity 
                         to gather knowledge concerning the rebellion.
 
                         
                                     ISHTA
                         I know - but he is right about one thing: 
                         we cannot wait to act. I am already 
                         growing weak.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         You need rest.

                                     ISHTA
                         As do you.

                                     TEAL’C
                         I will take first watch.

                                     ISHTA
                         Teal’c - I promised all Jaffa under 
                         Moloc’s rule they will be free from 
                         his tyranny.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         It was not a foolish promise. One day, 
                         we will all be free.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         One day is not soon enough.

               (They stare at each other for a moment, then Teal’c stands and 
               walks away.)
 
               
               FOREST. Day. Teal’c is sitting with his back against a tree, 
               resting. Aron runs over and wakes him.
 
                                     ARON
                         Where is Ishta?

                                     TEAL’C
                         It was her turn to take wat... (He trails 
                         off as he realises the implication of 
                         what Aron just asked, then springs to 
                         his feet and the two of them run off.)
 
                         
               
               LATER. Near the meeting tent, Teal’c and Aron run cautiously 
               forward, then throw themselves to the ground to remain hidden. 
               They see Ishta, held between two Jaffa, being bundled towards 
               the tent. Teal’c takes out a pair of binoculars and looks through 
               them. He sees Ishta looking back over her shoulder as if she 
               knows that he is there. She is bundled inside the tent.
 
               
               MEETING TENT. Ishta is taken inside and thrown to the ground. 
               She stands up. In front of her, a man is standing with his back 
               to her. He turns to face her, smiling, and his eyes flash. It’s 
               Moloc. Ishta stares in dread.
 
               
               OUTSIDE THE TENT. Teal’c lowers his binoculars.

                                     TEAL’C
                         Moloc is here.

               (He and Aron carefully move away.)

                                     ARON
                         We must act.

                                     TEAL’C
                         I am aware.

                                     ARON
                         Even if Ishta cannot be saved, we must 
                         take the opportunity to kill Moloc.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         That is not my goal.

                                     ARON
                         It is mine, and that of all the Jaffa 
                         who have joined in rebellion against 
                         him.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Without reinforcements, we will be swarmed 
                         by Moloc’s forces.
 
                                     ARON
                         I am willing to die for my cause.

                                     TEAL’C
                         Then you will die for nothing if you 
                         do not succeed in killing Moloc first.
 
                         
                                     ARON
                         You are weak. Your mind is clouded with 
                         feelings for Ishta.
 
               (He walks ahead of Teal’c, who draws his zat and shoots him.)
 
               
                                     TEAL’C
                         You cannot be trusted.

               (He takes Aron’s staff weapon and heads off.)

               
               SGC. GATEROOM. Bra’tac returns through the Gate. Daniel is waiting 
               at the bottom of the ramp.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Ishta’s been captured, and apparently 
                         Moloc is there in person. Now, we’re 
                         gonna co-ordinate a missile attack on 
                         the Jaffa at the Gate to provide a distraction 
                         for Teal’c’s rescue attempt.
 
               (Behind him, technicians are wheeling a UAV into the Gateroom.)
 
               
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Moloc will certainly kill her before 
                         surrendering.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, Teal’c’s more worried about what 
                         he’s gonna do to her in the meantime.
 
                         
               
               HOMEWORLD. MEETING TENT. Ishta is held in the beam of a ribbon 
               device which Moloc is using on her. She grunts in pain. Moloc 
               deactivates the device and she falls to the floor.
 
                                     MOLOC
                         It is not too late to repent for your 
                         sins. Grovel before your god and beg 
                         for my forgiveness. (Ishta forces herself 
                         up onto her knees.) Tell me of the other 
                         sinners who would betray me. How many 
                         would renounce the privilege of carrying 
                         the children of their god, like you? 
                         (He leans down to her.) Tell me why 
                         their souls may yet be saved.
 
               (Two Jaffa haul Ishta back onto her feet.)

                                     MOLOC
                         You cannot be Ishta of the Hak’tyl, 
                         wicked leader of the depraved! I sense 
                         nothing but weakness in you, or maybe 
                         that is what happens when you abandon 
                         the strength of the Goa’uld inside of 
                         you. All that is left is this burning 
                         desire to die at the hands of your great 
                         and powerful god. (He activates the 
                         ribbon device again. Ishta groans in 
                         pain.)
 
               
               SGC. JACK’S OFFICE. Jack, Sam, Daniel and Bra’tac are there.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         We’re preparing a UAV to drop tretonin 
                         for Teal’c.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         He will need all his strength if he 
                         is to rescue Ishta from the clutches 
                         of Moloc.
 
                                     CARTER
                         The UAV will then circle back and paint 
                         the targets on the Gate.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Ishta did not exaggerate - the rebel 
                         Jaffa on Moloc’s worlds are indeed a 
                         mighty force. As we speak, they prepare 
                         for war against those still loyal to 
                         Moloc.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         You think they can win?

                                     BRA’TAC
                         I do not know.

                                     CARTER
                         Even if they do, it’s possible another 
                         Goa’uld could simply take his place 
                         - or, worse, come in and wipe them all 
                         out to prove this whole rebellion is 
                         a bad idea.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Indeed. That is something we asked them 
                         to consider, and yet, such reason is 
                         beyond them now.
 
               
               GATEROOM. Sergeant Siler comes up from underneath the UAV.

                                     SILER
                         UAV ready to launch, Colonel.

                                     CARTER
                         Thank you, Sergeant. (She turns to Walter.) 
                         Dial the Gate.
 
               (Harriman starts the dialling process.)

               
               HOMEWORLD. The Gate starts dialling in. Moloc’s Jaffa aim their 
               staff weapons.
 
               
               SGC. GATEROOM. The Gate kawhooshes.

                                     CARTER
                         Launching UAV in three, two, one.

               (The UAV launches and flies into the Gate.)

               
               HOMEWORLD. The UAV flies out of the Gate and heads off.

               
               FOREST. Teal’c looks up as the UAV flies over.

               
               SGC. CONTROL ROOM.

                                     CARTER
                         Receiving Teal’c’s radio signal.

               
               HOMEWORLD. Jaffa out in the forest fire at the UAV. One of the 
               staff blasts hits it.
 
               
               SGC. CONTROL ROOM.

                                     CARTER
                         The UAV’s been hit.

               
               HOMEWORLD. FOREST. Teal’c sees smoke rising from the downed UAV 
               nearby.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Teal’c, do you copy?

                                     TEAL’C
                         Proceed.

                                     CARTER
                         The UAV should be half a click south-west 
                         of your location.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         I am on my way.

                                     CARTER
                         Be careful, Teal’c. We’ll dial back 
                         in thirty minutes.
 
               (In the Gateroom, the Gate shuts down. In the forest, Teal’c 
               heads towards the UAV.)
 
               
               SGC. CONTROL ROOM.

                                     BRA’TAC
                         Can we not still send the missiles through?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Without a laser-painted target, they’d 
                         just fly out their fuel and crash.
 
                         
               
               HOMEWORLD. Teal’c reaches the UAV, which is lying broken into 
               pieces at the top of a hill. Some of it is burning. He goes to 
               the main part of the machine and reaches down to open a panel 
               on the top but snatches his hand back with a cry of pain from 
               the heat of the metal. He reaches down again and manages to get 
               the panel open and pulls out a tretonin injector. He is just 
               about to inject himself when he stops at the sound of activating 
               staff weapons and shouts from Jaffa approaching behind him. One 
               of them addresses him.
 
                                     KA’LEL
                         Jaffa, shel’na kree! Kree nok, Jaffa!
 
                         
               (Covertly, Teal’c slips the tretonin injector into his vest pocket 
               before rising to turn and face the Jaffa.)
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Shal’kek nem’ron. If you know who I 
                         am, brothers, you know that there is 
                         no need to sacrifice your lives for 
                         a false god.
 
               (Ka’lel walks close to him, looks him in the face for a moment, 
               then jams his staff weapon hard into Teal’c’s abdomen. Teal’c 
               crumples to the ground.)
 
                                     KA’LEL
                         Ri’nok, shol’va.

               (Behind them, Aron appears and grabs one of the Jaffa from behind. 
               He swings the man around and uses his staff weapon to fire at 
               one of the other Jaffa, then turns his man and shoots another 
               Jaffa. Teal’c grabs Ka’lel’s staff weapon and shoots him down. 
               Another Jaffa fires directly at him but Teal’c grabs a piece 
               of the UAV and holds it up in front of him to absorb the blast, 
               then shoots the Jaffa who Aron is holding. Another Jaffa runs 
               towards Teal’c but he kicks him down. Aron downs another Jaffa 
               with the butt of his staff weapon. He and Teal’c finish off the 
               rest of the Jaffa. Teal’c braces himself on his staff weapon, 
               exhausted, then falls to his knees. He takes out the tretonin 
               injector from his vest pocket and injects himself as Aron approaches.)
 
               
                                     ARON
                         It would have been easier had you left 
                         me with a weapon.
 
               (Teal’c, groaning slightly, painfully gets to his feet, then 
               reaches out to grasp Aron’s arm.)
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         My thanks.

                                     ARON
                         Is there anything else I can do to prove 
                         my loyalty?
 
               (Teal’c looks down at the UAV, then back up to Aron.)

                                     TEAL’C
                         Indeed.

               
               MEETING TENT. Ishta, barely conscious, is lying on the floor. 
               She turns her head and looks at her pack lying nearby. The tretonin 
               injector is sticking up of the pack and is almost within her 
               reach. Moloc notices what she is looking at, walks over and takes 
               the injector out of the pack.
 
                                     MOLOC
                         Is this what you want? Evil serum to 
                         poison you further? Or will it give 
                         you strength enough to last a little 
                         longer? Then take it. (He drops it onto 
                         the floor near her hand.) Take it so 
                         that you may have more precious time 
                         with your god.
 
               (Moloc’s First Prime, Cha’ra, and another Jaffa enter the tent.)
 
               
                                     CHA’RA
                         My Lord. Word comes from Gor’mek. An 
                         uprising has begun. An army of two thousand 
                         is marching on your temple. They control 
                         a garrison of gliders and several al’kesh.
 
                         
                                     MOLOC
                         As I have foreseen. (Unseen by his Jaffa, 
                         he swallows nervously.)
 
                                     CHA’RA
                         Your fleet of ha’tak have gathered themselves 
                         in orbit. They await your command to 
                         crush this insolence.
 
                                     MOLOC
                         I am done with this one. Trivial as 
                         it may seem, this little distraction 
                         has given me a few moments of pleasure. 
                         Use her to capture the shol’va, Teal’c. 
                         Then bring him to me.
 
                                     CHA’RA
                         Yes, my Lord. (He bows as Moloc leaves 
                         the tent.)
 
               (Unnoticed on the floor, Ishta picks up the tretonin injector.)
 
               
               
               HOMEWORLD STARGATE. Teal’c and Aron are hidden nearby, out of 
               sight of the troops.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         When the Gate opens again, aim this 
                         at your target. (He holds up a laser 
                         sight which he has taken from the UAV.) 
                         The missiles will come through and strike 
                         where you aim. (He hands the sight to 
                         Aron.)
 
                                     ARON
                         You’re certain your strength is sufficiently 
                         returned? This time I will not be there 
                         to come to your rescue.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         I assure you, this time it will not 
                         be necessary. (He heads off.)
 
               
               STARGATE. Moloc approaches.

                                     MOLOC
                         Open the chappa’ai.

               (A Jaffa starts to dial but has only dialled three symbols when 
               the Gate starts to dial in and then kawhooshes.)
 
                                     MOLOC
                         Jaffa! Krel’nok!

               (The Jaffa aim their staff weapons at the Gate.)

               
               SGC. CONTROL ROOM. The blast doors are closing over the windows.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Teal’c, this is Carter, do you read?
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         Colonel Carter, I am ready and in position.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         So we’re on?

                                     TEAL’C
                         Indeed.

               (Sam pushes a button and two missiles are lowered from the ceiling 
               into position facing the Gate.)
 
               
               HOMEWORLD. MEETING TENT. Teal’c shoots down two Jaffa standing 
               outside the tent. He starts to run towards the tent, holding 
               two staff weapons in front of him which he has lashed together, 
               facing in opposite directions. As Jaffa run towards him from 
               either side, he shoots left and right, taking each one of them 
               down. Once all the Jaffa have been taken out, he throws the double 
               staff weapon to the ground.
 
               
               HOMEWORLD STARGATE. The missiles fly out of the Gate one after 
               the other and soar up into the sky. Moloc and his Jaffa turn 
               to watch them.
 
               
               MEETING TENT. Teal’c walks into the tent, aiming his zat. Facing 
               him is Cha’ra, holding Ishta in front of him with a knife to 
               her throat.
 
                                     CHA’RA
                         She is weak to the point of death. Zatting 
                         us both even once will kill her. Drop 
                         your weapon.
 
               
               HOMEWORLD STARGATE. The missiles curve around and cross over 
               each other, their contrails making a heart shape in the sky.
 
               
                                     MOLOC
                         Shoot them down.

               (Jaffa aim staff cannons and staff weapons at the missiles and 
               start firing. Up on the hillside, Aron aims the laser sight. 
               Moloc looks down and sees a red dot in the middle of his chest. 
               He tries to flick it away with his hand but then realises that 
               the red dot is now on the back of his hand. He looks up at the 
               approaching missiles in dread.)
 
               
               MEETING TENT.

                                     CHA’RA
                         Drop it now!

               (In the distance, there is a huge double explosion.)

                                     TEAL’C
                         That is the sound of your false god 
                         dying.
 
                                     CHA’RA
                         Gods cannot be killed.

                                     ISHTA
                         Teal’c.

                                     CHA’RA
                         Not another word.

                                     ISHTA
                         Shoot.

               (Teal’c fires his zat at the pair of them and they crumple to 
               their knees. Teal’c runs forward and backhands Cha’ra to the 
               floor, then takes out a tretonin injector from his vest pocket.)
 
               
                                     ISHTA
                         There is no need. I have taken mine. 
                         Is it true that Moloc is dead?
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         If you have the strength, we can see 
                         for ourselves.
 
               (Ishta gasps in relief, then leans against Teal’c’s shoulder, 
               exhausted.)
 
                                     ISHTA
                         In a moment.

               (Teal’c holds her close.)

               
               SGC. GATEROOM. SGC personnel are lined up facing the Gate. Jack 
               and Sam are in their dress blues; Daniel is wearing a suit. Teal’c 
               is wearing a Jaffa robe. At the bottom of the ramp, Bra’tac is 
               conducting Rya’c’s and Kar’yn’s marriage ceremony. Ishta’s Jaffa 
               stand either side of the ramp.
 
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Kar’yn, speak of your love and devotion 
                         to Rya’c.
 
                                     KAR’YN
                         Rya’c, your heart is pure and your spirit 
                         strong. You give me strength, and joy, 
                         and I will stand by your side always.
 
                         
                                     BRA’TAC
                         Rya’c.

                                     RYA’C
                         Kar’yn (he takes her hands), you are 
                         as beautiful as the sun. My love for 
                         you is like the morning rays at dawn 
                         of an endless day.
 
               (Teal’c looks across to Ishta. She gazes back at him.)

                                     BRA’TAC
                         The rite is complete. May you love and 
                         fight like warriors ... just not with 
                         each other.
 
               (Laughter. Everyone applauds. Rya’c and Kar’yn move around the 
               table and kiss. Teal’c and Ishta are still gazing at each other.)
 
               
               
               LATER. Teal’c and Rya’c are walking down a corridor.

                                     RYA’C
                         The legend speaks of a place near where 
                         the mountains meets the sea, of hidden 
                         pools beneath majestic waterfalls.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         It is no legend. I have seen it with 
                         my own eyes. You have chosen the location 
                         for your shim’owa very well.
 
                                     RYA’C
                         Master Bra’tac said this is where you 
                         took my mother.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Indeed. Rya’c. (Rya’c turns and faces 
                         him.) I can think of no better mate 
                         for you than Kar’yn, and I am certain 
                         your mother would have felt the same.
 
                         
                                     RYA’C
                         Thank you. (He puts his hand on Teal’c’s 
                         shoulder. Teal’c reciprocates, then 
                         they hug.)
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Before your departure, there is a matter 
                         that bears discussion.
 
                                     RYA’C
                         Father, I am aware of the ways between 
                         a man and a woman.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Good. Then you are prepared for the 
                         Rite of Or’nok.
 
               (Rya’c looks horrified.)

                                     RYA’C
                         Surely it is not still expected?

                                     TEAL’C
                         On the first eve of shim’owa. My advice 
                         is that the knife be as sharp as possible.
 
                         
                                     RYA’C
                         Perhaps Kar’yn is right. Not all of 
                         the old traditions are worth holding 
                         on to.
 
               (Teal’c looks at his son seriously for a moment, then his face 
               breaks into a grin.)
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Indeed.

               (They start to walk down the corridor again.)

                                     RYA’C
                         What of you and Ishta?

                                     TEAL’C
                         What of us?

                                     RYA’C
                         Well, your relationship would be much 
                         easier if you’d both admit you are in 
                         love. For us all.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Perhaps one day - when I am as wise 
                         as you are.
 
               (They enter the Gateroom.)

               
               GATEROOM. Ishta’s Jaffa are going through the Gate. Kar’yn and 
               Ishta are standing at the bottom of the ramp with Jack.
 
                                     ISHTA
                         Once again we owe you our thanks - for 
                         your hospitality, and for helping us 
                         find yet another new homeworld where 
                         the children of the Hak’tyl may be safe.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Think nothing of it. You sure you got 
                         everything? Didn’t forget any ... kids 
                         or ... horses?
 
               (Ishta smiles, then looks at Teal’c, who has joined them.)

                                     ISHTA
                         May I speak with Teal’c alone?

                                     O’NEILL
                         Sure. It was good to see you again. 
                         (He walks away.)
 
               (Rya’c has now joined Kar’yn, and reaches out his hand to Teal’c.)
 
               
                                     RYA’C
                         I will see you soon, Father.

               (Teal’c walks towards him, and puts his arms around both his 
               son and his daughter-in-law and hugs them.)
 
                                     KAR’YN
                         Yes ... Father.

                                     TEAL’C
                         Be well.

               (Rya’c and Kar’yn head up the ramp and go through the Gate.)
 
               
                                     ISHTA
                         I did not wish to spoil the days of 
                         shim’owa for Rya’c and Kar’yn.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         What have you discovered?

                                     ISHTA
                         As you predicted, another Goa’uld has 
                         claimed the domain of Moloc.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Ba’al.

               
                                     ISHTA
                         Yes. (Teal’c holds out his hand to her.) 
                         Do not wait too long to visit. (She 
                         walks towards him.) We have a war to 
                         plan ... among other things.
 
               (They kiss briefly, then, holding his hand a little longer, Ishta 
               finally releases him and walks up the ramp to where her two lieutenants 
               are waiting for her at the top. She turns and bows to Teal’c, 
               as do the other women. He returns the bow, then Ishta turns and 
               she and her colleagues go through the Gate.)
 
               
               THE END

               

Sacrifices



Writers :   Christopher Judge
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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