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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 302

                                         "SETH"

                                           By

                                   Jonathan Glassner




               THE GATEROOM

               
               The iris opens and a wormhole forms. Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c 
               are waiting at the bottom of the ramp and Jacob Carter walks 
               through.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         George.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Jacob.

               
                                     JACOB
                         Colonel O'Neill, Teal'c, Daniel. Sam.
 
                         
               
               He hugs Sam.

               
                                     JACOB
                         How are you doing kid?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay Dad.

               
                                     JACOB
                         So, you guys are the talk of the Tok'ra 
                         water cooler.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         For what?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Kicking some major Hathor behind.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes we do take pride in good work. But 
                         that's not why you're here?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         No. We need your help.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You need our help? With what?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Let's just call it a Goa'uld hunt.
 
                         
               
               Briefing Room

               
               Jack, Daniel and Teal'c are seated on one side of the table. 
               Jacob places a device in the middle of the table. It activates 
               a hologram.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's fascinating.

               
                                     CARTER
                         No kidding. A projected hologram with 
                         no silver halide coated plates, no photo 
                         polymer film.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Actually, I was talking about what's 
                         being projected. It's like a family 
                         tree of the ancient Egyptian gods.
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         Actually, of the Goa'uld System Lords.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ra, Apophis, Hathor, Heru'Ur.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The symbol of Setesh is oscillating.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That is the symbol for Setesh.

               
                                     JACOB
                         Have you met him Teal'c?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have met descendants of his Jaffa.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right. Who's this Setesh fella?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Otherwise known as Setekh, Set, Seti, 
                         Seth. Ancient Egyptian god of chaos. 
                         The embodiment of hostility and outright 
                         evil.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why haven't we heard of him before?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well I'm guessing we haven't even scratched 
                         the surface on meeting all the Goa'uld 
                         System Lords. There's probably thousands 
                         we haven't even heard of, right?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         Only dozens at the ranks of System Lords. 
                         Thousands of Goa'ulds in general.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         What makes you think we would have met 
                         this one?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         The Tok'ra council has been taking a 
                         Goa'uld census of sorts. Where the System 
                         Lords are positioning themselves, what 
                         domain they rule, who serves under them, 
                         that sort of thing. But there's one 
                         Goa'uld we've lost track of.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Seth?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Our record of him ends when the Earth's 
                         Gate was buried in ancient Egypt.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Are you saying he never left?

               
                                     JACOB
                         That's our theory. We think he still 
                         might be here, hiding among Earth's 
                         people.
 
               
               TITLES

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right, we'll be cuttin' to the chase 
                         on this one. You want us to help you 
                         find this snakehead who, if he's here 
                         at all, would be hiding in one of 6 
                         billion people on Earth?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         Yes.

               
                                     CARTER
                         How do you know he's still alive?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He's alive if he has a sarcophagus.
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         Or if he changes hosts every 400 years 
                         or so.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         But if he were here, why wouldn't he 
                         have tried to get at the Stargate some 
                         time between when it was buried and 
                         now? Or why wouldn't he try to take 
                         over the Earth like Ra did?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         Seth had a hefty price on his head-he 
                         tried to overthrow Ra. Now the System 
                         Lords wanted him dead, as did the Tok'ra. 
                         We believe if he's still here it's because 
                         he's using Earth as a place to hideout. 
                         He wishes to remain hidden among you.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Kinda gives "needle in a haystack" a 
                         whole new meaning.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         Well I know it's a long shot.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Not necessarily. Remember Setesh is 
                         a Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         As a Goa'uld he will never lose his 
                         thirst for power.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And they do have a pretty common MO 
                         for getting that power.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         False religion.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Which shrinks the proverbial haystack 
                         considerably. Let me do some homework, 
                         track him through archaeological and 
                         historical record.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do it.

               
               Corridor

               
               Sam and Jacob are walking down steps to the elevator.

               
                                     CARTER
                         So Dad, you don't really think we have 
                         a chance of finding this Goa' uld, do 
                         you?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         It's the mission Garshaw assigned me.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         You didn't request it? Dad?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Why would I request it?

               
                                     CARTER
                         C'mon! Would it be so awful to admit 
                         you just wanted a chance to see me?
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         Of course not- you're right. That's 
                         why I requested it.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay, so that's obviously not the reason. 
                         What's going on?
 
               
                                     SELMAK
                         It is I who requested the assignment.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Selmak!

               
                                     SELMAK
                         Nice to see you once again Captain Carter.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Likewise. So let me ask you the same 
                         question.
 
               
                                     SELMAK
                         Your father has an unresolved issue 
                         here on your planet, and frankly it's 
                         beginning to irritate me.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Mark.

               
                                     SELMAK
                         Your father's a proud man. He refuses 
                         to seek out your brother and mend the 
                         relationship.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, well Mark isn't exactly rushing 
                         into my father's arms either. Even when 
                         we thought Dad was gonna die, he wouldn't 
                         take my call.
 
               
                                     SELMAK
                         It hurt your father deeply when his 
                         son didn't come to him on his deathbed.
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         Now why would it hurt? As far as I was 
                         concerned the kid wasn't my son any 
                         more. It didn't hurt a bit.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Dad. I have a number for Mark in San 
                         Diego.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         So?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I just thought you might wanna know.
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         When was the last time you saw him?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I haven't seen him since either of his 
                         kids were born. I guess he paints me 
                         with the same brush he does you.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         Well, Selmak's pushing me to go mend 
                         some fences.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I guess Selmak is as wise as they say. 
                         I'll go with you. When do you wanna 
                         do it?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         I didn't say I'd go. I just said Selmak's 
                         pushing it.
 
               
               They reach Daniel's lab.

               
                                     JACOB
                         So what's the bad news?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         On the contrary. We have good news.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         You do?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I did a time line Boolean search for 
                         religion, cult, Set, Setesh, Setekh, 
                         Seth..
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yadda.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         And here's what I found. It appears 
                         there's been a cult of Setesh throughout 
                         history in one form or another since 
                         around 1000 BC.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What is that?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh yeah, that. Well Setesh was represented 
                         by an animal that was either fictitious 
                         or now extinct. Most likely the former, 
                         rather than the latter since anthropologists 
                         haven't discovered any fossils to point 
                         to a species like this ever existing.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Because the creature represents Setesh, 
                         the helmets of the Setesh guard have 
                         continued to be the source of many jokes 
                         among the jaffa.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Jaffa jokes? Let's hear one of them.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I shall attempt to translate one O'Neill. 
                         A serpent guard, a Horus guard and a 
                         Setesh guard meet on a neutral planet. 
                         It is a tense moment. The serpent guard's 
                         eyes glow. The Horus guard's beak glistens. 
                         The Setesh guard 's nose drips.
 
               
               Teal'c bursts into laughter and the others just stare at him.
 
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay. After Set was supposedly killed 
                         in ancient Egypt along with all his 
                         minions, a similar god showed up in 
                         Greece called Typhon. Similar back-stories 
                         and domains. Another fictitious animal 
                         representation. In one of Typhon's last 
                         legends he killed three hundred followers 
                         and then disappeared from Greece. Now 
                         at that point he seemed to have vanished 
                         from recorded history until I found 
                         this. A new cult arose in England in 
                         the early 1800's, strangely enough near 
                         the location of Stonehenge. The cult 
                         had an enigmatic leader called Seth. 
                         They were constantly under attack by 
                         the Christians and this is the important 
                         part. Seth's worshippers, all of them, 
                         were found dead, having slit their own 
                         throats. But Seth's body was never found.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Guy liked to leave a lot of dead bodies 
                         behind.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Did you lose the scent there?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I thought so, until on a whim, I did 
                         a search on the US Government's classified 
                         net in case the CIA had a record of 
                         something, somewhere. And guess what 
                         came up on the ATF page. A cult whose 
                         leader is named Seth. Just north of 
                         Seattle. The ATF are investigating him 
                         now because they've become so heavily 
                         armed and fortified. This guy has about 
                         50 followers who are all apparently 
                         ready to die for him.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         You mean to say you actually found this 
                         guy?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         How do we know he's our Goa'uld?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Deprogrammed ex members of the cult 
                         describe Seth as having magical powers 
                         and the ability to heal. They also claim 
                         he's murdered several members in front 
                         of the others. Here's the best part. 
                         "Several independent reports have stated 
                         that the cult leader can make his own 
                         eyes glow.
 
               
               SG1 and Jacob fly in and drive up a road following another car.
 
               
               
                                     SHERIFF
                         That's the place. Main building's about 
                         three-quarters of a mile up that drive. 
                         I sure hope you can shut these guys 
                         down. I had a lot of parents come into 
                         my office- they lost their kids to this 
                         nut. I haven't got the manpower, or 
                         the, uh what you'd call probable cause 
                         that you federal types do.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, we'll do what we can Sheriff. 
                         Appreciate you lettin' us look around.
 
                         
               
                                     RADIO
                         Sheriff. We got a fight breaking out 
                         down at Earl's.
 
               
                                     SHERIFF
                         Duty calls. Now, uh looks like you don't 
                         need me getting' in your way. Gimme 
                         a call if you need me.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Will do.

               
               A man who has been camping out in a field walks up.

               
                                     JASON
                         You people the FBI?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No. Who are you?

               
                                     JASON
                         The name's Jason Levinson. I've been 
                         camping down here for the past month 
                         hoping to catch a glimpse of my boy, 
                         Tommy. At least know he's still alive. 
                         He's been in there nine months now. 
                         You folks deprogrammers? You gotta be 
                         good. The guy I hired got shot in the 
                         leg trying to get in there.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So they've got some armed guards is 
                         what you're saying?
 
               
                                     JASON
                         A lot of them. What's that damn small 
                         town sheriff do about it? Nothing. Not 
                         a damn thing. (To Jacob) You're the 
                         father aren't you? Your boy 's in there.
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         No, no. You've got that wrong. My son 
                         isn't in there.
 
               
                                     JASON
                         Uh huh. How much would you tack on to 
                         get my boy out the same time as his?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You help us. We might be able to help 
                         you.
 
               
                                     JASON
                         I'm with you sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That won't be necessary, but we could 
                         use any information you might have. 
                         What your guy did, where he went in, 
                         where he got caught, that kind of stuff.
 
                         
               
                                     JASON
                         You got it. The fence is in the wide 
                         open and most of the property. But I'll 
                         show you a brush cover if you wanna 
                         go in.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill. We are being surveilled.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, I saw 'em. It's probably FBI. 
                         Maybe ATF.
 
               
               Jack lights something that takes out the fence covertly.

               
                                     JASON
                         You guys are prepared. I'm goin' with 
                         you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think it'd be safer for everyone if 
                         you wait for us here.
 
               
               SG1 and Jacob go through the hole in the fence and go over a 
               hill to see what is going on. Jack and Sam get out their binoculars 
               and spy on the people outside the house.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         AK 47's, a couple of Uzis. Anyone think 
                         they observed the requisite 15-day waiting 
                         period for those weapons?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, they're side arms. I think it's 
                         safe to say there's a Goa'uld there. 
                         And, it looks like a pair of 50 cals.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Does the concept of overkill mean anything 
                         to anybody? Let's fall back to the RV 
                         point.
 
               
               The team nears the fence where they came in.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         Lower your weapons!

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I was wondering when you folks were 
                         gonna show. We got bets- I say FBI, 
                         they say ATF.
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         Special Agent James Hamner, ATF.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Damn!

               
               Sg1 are driven back to where the ATF have set up.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         General. Wanna tell me what interest 
                         the Air Force has here?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That would be classified.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         This way, gentlemen. Are you guys special 
                         forces?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Also classified.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         I was talking to your commanding officer.
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         He's right. It's classified.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         I have top level clearance.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh, not top enough.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         You have a rather insubordinate subordinate, 
                         General.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         He's not insubordinate to me. Only to 
                         people such as yourself. Saves me the 
                         trouble. Now maybe you could tell us 
                         what you and your cohorts are planning 
                         here.
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         This compound is owned by a cult. It's 
                         run by a charming guy who goes by the 
                         name Seth Fargough. We've recently acquired 
                         intelligence to confirm they have a 
                         hoard of prohibited weaponry here.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's a mighty fine intelligence you 
                         got there.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         So what do you plan to do?

               
                                     HAMNER
                         Surround the compound and negotiate, 
                         try to get 'em to come out peacefully.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You have no idea what you're dealing 
                         with.
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         And I suppose you do?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         As a matter of fact.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         Great! Then why don't you tell me?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Uh, that would be classified as well.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMNER
                         Fine! Well I'll tell you what. The United 
                         States Air Force has not been invited 
                         to participate in this operation therefore 
                         you're out of your jurisdiction. Therefore 
                         I'm ordering you all to leave, or I'll 
                         have you arrested.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         This is a secure phone, isn't it? Can 
                         we use it to place one call?
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         Why not?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Thank you. Colonel?

               
               Outside

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, based on Seth's history if these 
                         guys go in guns blazing, he's gonna 
                         kill everyone in there.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Jacob, can we assume some kind of brainwashing 
                         is going on in there?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         It's probably Nish'ta. It's a biological 
                         compound that inhaled infects all tissue 
                         in you body, including your brain. It 
                         tends to make your mind extremely pliable.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's like what Hathor used.

               
                                     JACOB
                         It's stronger. It's more encompassing.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe that is the substance used 
                         on Rya'c.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Can it be reversed?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Nish'ta does have an Achilles heel. 
                         Once its effects are reversed, it can't 
                         reinfect a host. They become immune.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, well, how do we reverse it?

               
                                     JACOB
                         There's only one way: an electrical 
                         shock. Strong enough to kill the organism, 
                         but weak enough not to kill the host.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That is why it worked when I shot Rya'c 
                         with a zat'n'ktel.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Then we go in with zats.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well it's not going to be very covert 
                         that way. And, like I said, any kind 
                         of frontal attack is gonna be a problem.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Daniel's right Sir. Besides, with all 
                         the firepower he's got, we wouldn't 
                         stand much of a chance anyway.
 
               
               ATF Tent

               
               The phone is ringing. Hamner goes to answer it.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         Hamner. Yes, Mr President. Yes Sir, 
                         I am the SRO. Yes Sir, they are here, 
                         sir, but. With respect Sir, the jurisdictional 
                         rules in this case are clear. This is 
                         a civilian matter. Are you sure you 
                         wanna do that Sir? Yes Mr President.
 
                         
               
               Get Colonel O'Neill in here.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Something I can do for you?

               
                                     HAMNER
                         You wanna tell me what's going on?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Didn't you say you know more than I 
                         do?
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         Well apparently not. I just got off 
                         the phone with the President.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Of the United States of America? Sweet. 
                         How's he doin'?
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         He seems to have a thing for you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah well, you know.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         In fact, I'm to issue you an emergency 
                         special agent credential. He' s put 
                         you in charge of this operation.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Excellent! My first order of business: 
                         Get me one of those cool jackets! Extra 
                         large. Double X-L if you got it.
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         You wanna tell me why the Air Force 
                         cares so much about this cult?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Wanna do me a favour? On your way out, 
                         send my team in.
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         Your team. It's an odd bunch of people 
                         Colonel. Civilian scientists. This Seth 
                         guy got some kind of secret weapon you 
                         don't want the world to know about?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right, listen. Since you have clearance, 
                         I'll throw you a bone. Seth and his 
                         boys got their hands on some top-secret 
                         technology, that we would prefer not 
                         fall into the public consciousness just 
                         yet. Comprehend?
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         Yeah.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Good. Now you've heard of classified.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMNER
                         You got it.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Thank you.

               
               Hamner leaves and SG1 and Jacob walk in.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Did General Hammond get the President 
                         involved Sir?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh yeah! He's put me in charge here 
                         for the time being.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What do you suggest O'Neill?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, I'm thinkin' we need to get in 
                         there.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay, how?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Floor's open.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well I was thinking about that. If Seth's 
                         MO hasn't changed from his history, 
                         we know certain things from digs in 
                         Giza and the Valley of the Kings.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We do?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         For example, many Egyptian leaders built 
                         their compounds with underground escape 
                         tunnels.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That is correct. Apophis had them built 
                         into his facilities.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay, so we should do a perimeter search 
                         outside the fence and look for those 
                         tunnel entrances.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's a lot of territory. We'll have 
                         Mr Hamner's men help us.
 
               
               Everyone is looking around for the tunnel entrances with metal 
               detectors.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill!

               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay, we've got a point of entry now 
                         what? As soon as we get near anyone 
                         on the inside we could get compromised 
                         and shot.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Or worse, we get dosed with that organism 
                         and all of a sudden we're working for 
                         Seth.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         It won't work on me or Teal'c.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, but he'll sense your Goa'ulds 
                         as soon as you're within 50 feet. With 
                         the arsenal he's got we wouldn't even 
                         get close to him without being gunned 
                         down.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Which is why you're not going in.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Dad, you said an electrical shock, like 
                         a zat gun, would snap us out of it?
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         Yeah?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I think I have an idea.

               
               SG1 is back in the tent where Sam is fixing earpieces to give 
               them an electrical shock.
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         Gimme a test count.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Three 
                         Mississippi, Four Mississippi, Five 
                         Mississippi.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It'll work Sir, assuming Dad's right.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Dad?

               
                                     JACOB
                         If the jolt is big enough it'll work. 
                         But you have to stay under the Nish'ta's 
                         control long enough for it to spread 
                         through all your tissues otherwise it 
                         will regain a stronghold in your bold.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMNER
                         Gimme a ten count. (To Jack)

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Uh, one, two, three, four, five.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         That's good. You ready for yours Captain?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         One second. Okay, Teal'c push the button.
 
                         
               
               Teal'c tests the earpieces.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Aargh!

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey! Okay?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay. Wire me.

               
               Jack, Sam and Daniel go to the manhole cover and climb down.
 
               
               
               The Tunnels

               
                                     CARTER
                         So Daniel, you feel pretty certain that 
                         if we get caught, he'll turn us into 
                         one of those zombies rather than kill 
                         us?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well we're more valuable to him that 
                         way.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Why? How do you think he'll use us?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, historically he used women as 
                         a harem. They catered to his every whim 
                         and as a result they were well cared 
                         for.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Super.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         And the men outside the main court were 
                         used mostly as warriors and guards protecting 
                         his compound, pretty much doing his 
                         bidding.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Dare I ask about the men inside the 
                         compound?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         They were turned into eunuchs.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Eunuchs as in "snippety-doo-dah"? Sweet.
 
                         
               
               Jack opens the door they have come to.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Now what?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why are you asking me?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, y.. you knew there'd be tunnels, 
                         so.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, in the digs there were stairs 
                         leading up to the main structure.
 
                         
               
               Jack, Sam and Daniel are suddenly ringed up.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I hate it when that happens.

               
               They are disarmed.

               
                                     SETH
                         Welcome! Who are you?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, I'm Larry, this is Moe and, of 
                         course, everyone's favourite, Curly.
 
                         
               
                                     SETH
                         Say goodbye to your impure military 
                         past. We're always happy to welcome 
                         new disciples to the bliss that only 
                         Seth can bestow.
 
               
               He activates his hand device and a vapour comes out of a statue 
               enveloping SG1.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So help me, if I wake up and I'm singing 
                         soprano.
 
               
               They collapse.

               
               Sam is lying on a bed asleep.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         Welcome, disciple. How are you feeling?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay. Pretty good.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         Good. Do you feel strong enough to begin 
                         service of your god Seth?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, of course.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         This way.

               
               They walk out.

               
               ATF Tent

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They are awake. Shall I activate the 
                         devices?
 
               
                                     SELMAK
                         No. We must wait to be sure that the 
                         Nish'ta has permeated their tissues 
                         before negating it.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         How long?

               
                                     SELMAK
                         About an hour. It's a smart virus. If 
                         there's any unaffected tissue remaining 
                         in the body it will give the organism 
                         a safe harbour in which to mutate. Then 
                         it will overtake your body once again.
 
                         
               
                                     JASON
                         Excuse me. Mind if I watch? I mean my 
                         son's in there. I just wanna be involved.
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         I'm afraid I can't let you in here sir. 
                         I'm sorry.
 
               
                                     JASON
                         Yeah, figured. Grab a cup of coffee?
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         Sure, go ahead.

               
               He tips the coffee over himself.

               
                                     JASON
                         Ow!

               
               Teal'c stands up.

               
                                     JASON
                         Sorry. Sorry. It won't happen again. 
                         I've just been kinda short fused since 
                         I found out about Tommy.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I understand.

               
                                     JASON
                         I had to find out from his college roommate 
                         cos, uh, Tommy and me hadn't been talking 
                         for something like six months before 
                         they sucked him in.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not understand. How could a father 
                         not speak to his son for so long a time?
 
                         
               
                                     JASON
                         Yeah, that's the funny thing about it: 
                         I don't even remember why. Obviously 
                         something pretty stupid in the scheme 
                         of things. I'll get out of your hair.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Do human parents not love their children 
                         unconditionally?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         Sometimes things get complicated.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Many things are complicated, General 
                         Carter. In Jaffa society, loving one's 
                         children is not one of them.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         In human society, sometimes it is.
 
                         
               
               Seth's compound

               
               Jack and Daniel are brought before Seth where Sam already is.
 
               
               
               Seth approves them and they go to clean some weapons.

               
                                     SETH
                         With these weapons I have provided we 
                         will defend against any incursion by 
                         the impure forces outside our gate. 
                         Let no other gods draw you away from 
                         Seth.
 
               
                                     ALL
                         Seth is life. Seth is happiness. Seth 
                         is almighty.
 
               
                                     SETH
                         Again!

               
                                     ALL
                         Seth is life. Seth is happiness. Seth 
                         is almighty.
 
               
               SETH Again!

               
                                     ALL
                         Seth is life. Seth is happiness. Seth 
                         is almighty.
 
               
               Seth grabs Sam.

               
                                     SETH
                         You were once blended. Were you not?!
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Blended?

               
                                     SETH
                         No entry marks. But still..I sense a 
                         trace. Bring me those who came with 
                         her!
 
               
               ATF Tent

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         General Carter, there is a problem.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMNER
                         What?

               
                                     JACOB
                         It's nothing we can't handle.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         He made your people didn't he?

               
                                     JACOB
                         We don't know yet.

               
               Seth's Compound

               
                                     SETH
                         Who sent you? The System Lords? The 
                         Tok'ra? I am your god! You will tell 
                         me what I want to know! Who does your 
                         military work for? The System Lords 
                         or the Tok'ra?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I have a vague recollection of what 
                         you're talking about. The Tok' ra.
 
                         
               
               ATF Tent

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Is it not time enough?

               
                                     SELMAK
                         No choice. Do it now!

               
               Seth's compound

               
               The earpieces give the team an electric shock.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We work for a deprogrammer who hired 
                         us to come remove one of your disciples.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         But now we are enjoying the bliss that 
                         is Seth.
 
               
                                     SETH
                         How is it possible that you enjoy the 
                         bliss when you are able to lie to Seth?
 
                         
               
                                     TOMMY
                         My Lord, the impure forces that you 
                         have prophesied are surrounding the 
                         compound.
 
               
                                     SETH
                         You will pay eternally for bringing 
                         this down upon us. Take them and kill 
                         them.
 
               
                                     TOMMY
                         Go!

               
               Sg1 are herded out by Tommy.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         A quick question about old Seth.

               
               Jack grabs his weapon and Sam grabs his zat gun and zats him.
 
               
               
                                     TOMMY
                         What happened?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's okay, we're here to help you.
 
                         
               
               The ATF appear to be ready to storm the compound.

               
               Seth's Compound

               
               Seth and his flunkies go to a room full of weapons and bombs.
 
               
               
                                     SETH
                         We must distribute them all over the 
                         compound. We cannot allow the impure 
                         access to all we have built up here.
 
                         
               
               Sam, Jack and Daniel go with Tommy to another room.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Um, Daniel.

               
                                     TOMMY
                         Tom.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Levinson?

               
                                     TOMMY
                         Yeah. Uh, I'm really confused. Who are 
                         you?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're friends of your father.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Where are the zats?

               
                                     TOMMY
                         Zats?

               
                                     CARTER
                         These.

               
               Tom opens a cupboard which turns out to be full of zats.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Now, can you activate those transport 
                         rings?
 
               
                                     TOMMY
                         I think so.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Tom, I need you to start transporting 
                         people outta here. Can you handle that?
 
                         
               
                                     TOMMY
                         I.. I guess.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Good.

               
               Outside the Compound

               
                                     HAMNER
                         I have to prepare for the worst. If 
                         your people have been compromised and 
                         I don't act, it's on me if they get 
                         killed.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         It won't be on you, it'll be on me.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It will reside on me also.

               
               Seth's compound

               
               Sam, Jack, Daniel enter the main room and zat everybody in there.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Go!

               
               They start to pick them up.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter! Go with 'em. Make sure they 
                         get outta here.
 
               
               The first lot are ringed down.

               
               Hidden entrance to the compound

               
                                     HAMNER
                         Okay, I think I've been very patient.
 
                         
               
               People start to come up the manhole.

               
                                     HAMNER
                         Let's get all the medical teams up here 
                         stat! Get some blankets and shoes! Come 
                         on you guys, get in here!
 
               
               Underground

               
               Carter rings down with another lot.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay! C'mon, let's go! This way! C'mon!
 
                         
               
               Compound building

               
               Jack sends the last people down until Seth arrives with heavily 
               armed members of the cult.
 
               
                                     SETH
                         How dare you challenge the power that 
                         is Seth?
 
               
               Jack and Daniel zat the guards but Seth activates his personal 
               force shield. Teal'c hears shots and runs out of the van. Seth 
               raises his hand device and throws Jack and Daniel back. He then 
               activates a bomb and leaves it neat to them. Taking off his coat 
               and pulling up his hood he rings down. Jack and Daniel wake up 
               and see the bomb.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Bomb?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Bomb.

               
               Manhole entrance

               
                                     JASON
                         Tommy? Tommy.

               
               Tommy climbs up holding onto his father's hand and then hugs 
               him.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         General Carter! Our friends have been 
                         neutralised. I must go in. I believe 
                         Selmak would be of help.
 
               
                                     HAMNER
                         Who's Selmak?

               
                                     JACOB
                         It's a long story.

               
               Jacob climbs in. The rings come down with Jack and Daniel and 
               explode just after they materialise. They start to pull down 
               hoods to see where Seth has gone.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         This way!

               
                                     JACOB
                         Teal'c! Stay outside and cover the other 
                         ends. Make sure he doesn't get out another 
                         way.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Dad? Where are you going?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Setesh used a hand device on Colonel 
                         O'Neill and Daniel. Are you okay?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm fine.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter! He's down here!

               
               Jacob and Sam walk towards Jack and Daniel. One person seems 
               to turn away and Jacob walks past him. He then turns and pulls 
               down his hood.
 
               
                                     SELMAK
                         Setesh!

               
                                     SETH
                         Tok'ra kree chok!

               
               He throws Jacob across into a crowd of people.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Dad!

               
                                     SELMAK
                         Your father will survive. Stop Seth.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         How? I can't control this.

               
                                     SELMAK
                         You have the will within you. You must 
                         summon it.
 
               
               Sam puts the device on.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Hey!

               
               Seth lifts his hand device but Sam is quicker and throws him 
               across the room. Jack and Daniel see what is going on and follow 
               them. Sam kneels in front of Seth and he tries to life his hand 
               device again. Sam is again quicker and kills him. Jack and Daniel 
               arrive and Sam looks up.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You killed him.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hail Dorothy

               
               Sam walks off.

               
               San Diego

               
               Sam and Jacob walk up to a house and Sam hugs Jacob. He goes 
               to knock on the door and a man opens it. Jacob goes to hug him 
               and then hugs his granddaughter. Sam hugs Mark and they all go 
               inside.
 
               
               THE END

               

Seth



Writers :   Jonathan Glassner
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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