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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 213

                                       "SPIRITS"

                                           By

                                 Tor Alexander Valenza




               Briefing Room

               
               
               Sam is looking at some trinium

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "It's our hope that this material may 
                         one day help us fight the Goa'uld."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "What is it?"

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Trinium. Captain Conner and SG11 discovered 
                         it on a routine exploratory mission 
                         on the planet PXY-887."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Yeah, I remember hearing about this. 
                         It's supposed to be 100 times lighter 
                         and stronger than steel."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "That's a sample of raw Trinium which 
                         is too brittle for manufacturing because 
                         of its impurities. We commissioned SG-11 
                         to extract more Trinium samples from 
                         the planet. As of this morning, the 
                         are 48 hours overdue for the weekly 
                         check-in. It's time to find out why."
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Any indigenous people on the planet?"
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Well, not according to a preliminary 
                         sweep by the UAV."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Well, it is a big planet, sir."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "True enough, and Conner's people have 
                         only scouted within a few miles of the 
                         base camp, but they picked up no radio 
                         traffic, EM signatures...no sign of 
                         any indigenous life whatsoever."
 
               
               
               
               The klaxons go off

               
                                     TECH
                         "Incoming traveler!"

               
                                     FEMALE TECH 
                         "SG-11 is returning."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "There'd better be a damned good explanation."
 
                         
               
               
               
               They look through the window, down into the gateroom. An arrow 
               comes through the gate and smashes through the glass
 
               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Everyone all right?"

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, no."

               
               
               
               Jack has been hit in the arm by the arrow

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "Oh, God."

               
               Titles

               
               
               
               Infirmary

               
               Daniel, Sam and Teal'c go to see Jack

               
                                     JACK
                         "Hi, kids."

               
                                     SAM
                         "We're about ready to ship out, sir. 
                         You gonna be ok?"
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "I'm not dead, Captain, just grounded 
                         for a few days."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, if the bullet-proof glass hadn't 
                         slowed it down.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Oh, please, aliens are always poking 
                         me full of holes."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Right."

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Y ou might be interested to know that 
                         the arrow was native North American, 
                         but of advanced design."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Our preliminary tests show it was made 
                         of pure forged Trinium. If there are 
                         Native Americans on this planet, they've 
                         come a long way, technologically, in 
                         the past few hundred years."
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "And we just marched in and started 
                         mining."
 
               
               
               
               Hammond enters

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I've just talked to the Pentagon. While 
                         they're obviously concerned about finding 
                         SG-11, they also want to avoid further 
                         upsetting the indigenous people."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Meaning the don't want to risk losing 
                         the Trinium."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "You're secondary objective is to negotiate 
                         a mining treat with these people. Obviously, 
                         we've started our relations on the wrong 
                         foot."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "But that's so rare, sir."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Captain, as you are taking over command 
                         of SG-1 on this mission, my superiors 
                         have ordered me to remind you to be 
                         diplomatic."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Yes, sir."

               
                                     JACK
                         "Just as I would be."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "SG-1, you have a go."

               
                                     JACK
                         Carter.

               
                                     SAM
                         "Colonel?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "First command?""Cool."

               
                                     SAM
                         "I'll do my best, sir."

               
                                     JACK
                         "I know you will, Captain."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Thanks."

               
               
               
               The team enter SG3's camp

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Captain Carter, I am outside the blasting 
                         site. It appears to be deserted. I will 
                         investigate further."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Affirmative. At location now."

               
               
               
               Daniel and Sam enter a tent. She sniffs at a coffee pot

               
               
               
               
               
               
               Daniel turns on a computer

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Currently extracting an average of 
                         47 pounds of Trinium ore per day to 
                         increase our production four fold as 
                         the engineers have requested. It's a 
                         requisition request from Captain Conner. 
                         He just stops in mid sentence."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Looks like they all stopped what they 
                         were doing and just left."
 
               
               
               
               Teal'c enters

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I found no sign of struggle at the 
                         blast site. However, a pair of footprints 
                         led me to two separate detonators. The 
                         first had been discharged. The second 
                         had not."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "So SG-11 was taken by surprise before 
                         the second charge went off."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "That was my first conclusion, but there 
                         were no footprints leading away from 
                         the mine. It's as if they disappeared 
                         where they were standing."
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Creepy.

               
               
               
               Teal'c goes outside to investigate a noise. There is a wolf up 
               on the hilltop. Daniel and Sam join Teal'c
 
               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I am certain I heard something."

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Ghosts?"

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Jaffa do not believe in such things."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Let's see if we can't find something 
                         more tangible."
 
               
               
               
               They are walking through the tree's

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Captain Carter!"

               
               
               
               They come to a totem pole. At the top is a blackbird and it also 
               includes images of a wolf and a snake.
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         "Trinium, just like the arrow." "Can 
                         you interpret it Daniel?"
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "It's a clan crest, I believe, akin 
                         to the style of the central coast Salish 
                         Indians. It...it tells the story of 
                         the clans origin. This one tells of 
                         how they were brought here from a distant 
                         planet by evil rulers. Now, according 
                         to this figure (he points to a face 
                         not unlike Teal'c's, tattoo and all), 
                         uh, the evil rulers were probably Jaffa, 
                         taking them from Earth."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "So this was once a Goa'uld planet?"
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Well, according to the crest, the Goa'uld 
                         were destroyed by Xe-ls, who's protected 
                         them ever since."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Xe'ls?"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "He's the Salish's main spirit. On Earth 
                         he's a benevolent one, traditionally, 
                         and represented by this raven figure."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "What?"

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "A wolf."

               
               
               
               The wolf appears

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "There!"

               
               
               
               It's disappeared

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "It was there."

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "I heard that."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Me too.Teal'c?"

               
               
               
               The three of them are hit by darts and fall to the ground unconscious
 
               
               
               
               
               
               
               A Salish Village

               
               
               The team are at an Indian reservation. They are inside a building. 
               They wake up and Sam goes to the door, where she is stopped by 
               an Indian brandishing a bow and arrow.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Whoa! Hi, we were just stretching our 
                         legs." If we're prisoners, it's a good 
                         sign that Conner and SG-11 are too."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "This dwelling makes an odd prison."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "I don't know. These walls are made 
                         of a flexible Trinium fiber. I'll bet 
                         it's water-proof and it is incredibly 
                         strong."
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "It's amazing, they've managed to evolve 
                         technologically, yet essentially maintain 
                         their way of living."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Yet we observed no facilities for manufacturing. 
                         There should be visual indications of 
                         processing."
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Well, the Salish on Earth are migratory 
                         depending on the season, so.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Wonder how far we are from the mining 
                         camp?"
 
               
               
               
               Some Indians enter the room

               
               
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Couple of days walk. I am Tonane."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Captain Samantha Carter, SGC."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Long name."

               
                                     SAM
                         "OK, how about Sam?"

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Sam."

               
                                     SAM
                         These are my friends.Dr. Daniel Jackson..."
 
                         
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Doc?"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Daniel's fine."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I am Teal'c."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "The spirits say you have a demon inside 
                         you, Teal'c."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "The demon will cause you no harm. I 
                         give you my word."
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Normally, that would mean a great deal 
                         to me, but how do I know the value of 
                         your word? We've only just met."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "We mean you no harm, Tonane."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "If you mean us no harm, why did you 
                         bring weapons?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Self-defense. Our friends are missing. 
                         We need to find them."
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "They're not missing. They're with the 
                         spirits."
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Wha...you mean dead?"

               
                                     TONANE
                         "No, no, no, with the spirits."

               
                                     SAM
                         Oh...the spirits."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "You don't know the spirits, Sam?"
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Oh, we know the spirits. We definitely 
                         know the spirits, but there's so many 
                         in the forest. Specifically which spirits 
                         are they with?"
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Xe'ls probably. Maybe T'akaya."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Are we prisoners?"

               
                                     TONANE
                         "No. You're free to go."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Can we have our weapons back?"

               
                                     TONANE
                         "OK."

               
               
               
               The team prepare to leave the village

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         "One more thing, Tonane, our friends.
 
                         
               
                                     TONANE
                         "We were returning from our winter camp 
                         and we saw your friends making war on 
                         our mountain, trying to take the key."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Key...Trinium?

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Yeah, that's what your friend called 
                         it. After Xe'ls took your friends, he 
                         told me to shoot an arrow through the 
                         circle of standing water to warn your 
                         kind not to return. I guess you didn't 
                         understand."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Oh, no, we understood, but warning 
                         or no warning, it's not our custom to 
                         abandon our friends."
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         " I could introduce you to Xe'ls...and 
                         we could tell him it was all a misunderstanding."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "So, what you're saying is, you'll take 
                         us to where our friends are?"
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "I don't know where your friends are, 
                         but Xe'ls will."It wouldn't hurt to 
                         ask. Right, Sam?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Right."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Clearly, Tonane is blaming the spirits 
                         for his actions."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well clearly, but if it's the only 
                         way to get back SG-11, then I say we 
                         let him."
 
               
               
               
               They follow Tonane

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Look, where ever we're going...there's 
                         probably going to be a ceremony of some 
                         kind. I don't know, they might even 
                         ask you to dance. But whatever it is, 
                         no matter how ridiculous it may seem, 
                         just try to go along with it."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Don't worry.Tonane, uh, I was wondering, 
                         how is it that you remove the impurities 
                         from the ke so that it won't crumble?"
 
                         
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Well, first, we ask the, uh, the spirits 
                         to ask the mountain for the key. Then, 
                         if the mountain is in a good mood, they 
                         drop the ke in the river. The river 
                         cleans the key until it's shiny, and 
                         then we take it out of the river and 
                         shape it into whatever we need."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Oh."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Xe'ls! T'akaya!"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Wait, you're not going to perform and 
                         ceremonial dance or something?"
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "My great, great grandfather used to 
                         call the spirits that way, but one day 
                         Xe'ls just said, call my name, and that's 
                         what we do."
 
               
               
               
               The Wolf appears

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Captain Carter.

               
                                     TONANE
                         "T'akaya, my friend. My, your coat shines 
                         beautifully today."A little flattery 
                         couldn't hurt, Sam."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "My, what big eyes you have."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Ask her about your friends."

               
                                     SAM
                         "T'akaya,do you think our friends might 
                         be.
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "She's right there."

               
                                     SAM
                         "I can only see a wolf, Tonane. Uh, 
                         a beautiful animal, granted, but not 
                         a spirit."
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "You can't see the wind, either, Sam, 
                         but you know it's there. You can hear 
                         it. You can feel it. You can see its 
                         effects on the trees. It's the same 
                         with the spirits. You see a wolf, but 
                         T'akaya is there."
 
               
               
               
               A raven lands on the tree behind them

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Tonane, is that Xe'ls?"

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Yes, it is, Daniel."

               
               
               
               Daniel speaks to the bird

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Xe'ls, we mean you and Tonane no harm. 
                         We apologize for any misunderstanding 
                         you've had with our friends. If you 
                         would release them we'd be very greatful."Did 
                         you hear that? I'm almost sure that 
                         he said he would release them."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I believe I heard it also."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Is that what you heard, Sam?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Uh,what I heard was a little different."
 
                         
               
                                     TONANE
                         "I thought I heard him say that he would 
                         think about it, then he would get back 
                         to us."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Right, that's what I heard."

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Well, are you sure? I mean, he just.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Daniel forget it. Let's just let the 
                         bird think about it. Come on.Tonane, 
                         do you mind if we look around a little 
                         while Xe'ls is making up his mind?
 
                         
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Find by me. Xe'ls will catch up to 
                         us."
 
               
               
               
               The raven returns

               
               
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Well, that was fast.

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm sorry, I missed that one."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Xe'ls has granted your request. Your 
                         friends will be released."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Did he say when?"

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Captain Carter.

               
               
               
               SG11 walks out into the clearing

               
               
               
                                     CONNER
                         "Captain Carter.

               
                                     TONANE
                         "How does it feel to see the wind, Sam?"
 
                         
               
               
               
               They all return to the village

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         "So, where have you been for the last 
                         48 hours?"
 
               
                                     CONNER
                         "I can't say. The last thing I remember, 
                         I was writing a requisition for more 
                         blasting caps. Next thing I know I'm 
                         walking out of this mist and there you 
                         are."
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "And that's it?"

               
                                     CONNER
                         "Yes, .except my head feels like it 
                         just got back from a 3-day pass, but 
                         I don't remember having a good time. 
                         We must have been drugged."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "As were we."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Hello, Captain. Still smiling, I hope.
 
                         
               
                                     CONNER
                         "You.

               
                                     SAM
                         "Whoa., Tonane. Captain, this is Tonane. 
                         He's our friend. He said he asked you 
                         to stop blasting. Is that true?"
 
               
                                     CONNER
                         "Yes, he did, but we'd already set two 
                         hot charges. I told him to wait until 
                         after the blast and then we'll talk. 
                         He just walked away."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "OK. It's not so important right now. 
                         You can save it for the report. Tonane, 
                         perhaps you and I can have that conversation 
                         that Captain Conner should have had 
                         with you earlier?"
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "About taking the key from the mountain?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Yes."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "That's not up to me, Sam. You have 
                         to ask the elders of my village."
 
                         
               
               
               Sam meets with the village elders

               
               
               
                                     ELDER1 
                         "I am sorry. We understand, Sam, that 
                         you have no ill intentions. That you 
                         only wish to extract the key. "But your 
                         methods are wasteful and violent. They 
                         not only upset our people, but our spirits.
 
                         
               
                                     ELDER2
                         "Why can you not be content with the 
                         key that the spirits send down the river?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Our people may need more than the river 
                         can provide, but we don't wish to shorten 
                         your supply. Now, we do have other mining 
                         methods that are less destructive."
 
                         
               
                                     ELDER1
                         "Perhaps Tonane could return with you 
                         through the circle of standing water 
                         and see these methods?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Yeah, that's a solution. Um, have any 
                         of your people ever traveled through 
                         the circle before?"
 
               
               
               
               The raven is in the building

               
               
               
                                     ELDER1
                         "The spirits say it's too dangerous."
 
                         
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Can't be that dangerous. They're alive,and 
                         I love to travel."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Great,then it's settled."

               
               
               
               Sam speaks to Jack, who is still in the infirmary

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         "So, the elders agreed to allow Tonane 
                         to come back and observe our alternative 
                         mining methods and here we are."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Sounds like fun. I'm sorry I missed 
                         it. Good job, Captain."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Thank you, sir. How's the.

               
                                     JACK
                         "Fine,fine."

               
               
               
               Hammond brings Tonane into the infirmary

               
               
               
                                     TONANE
                         "I thought you were gonna show me your 
                         mining methods, George."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "We intend to, but first we need you 
                         to take a brief medical exam."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "George?"

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Tonane, this is Colonel Jack O'Neill."
 
                         
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Jack?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "Yeah, that'll do. It's an honor to 
                         meet you, sir."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I know it looks strange, Tonane, but 
                         it's completely safe. Even our people 
                         are being examined."
 
               
                                     CONNER
                         "Don't worry, Tonane, it won't hurt."
 
                         
               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               They show Tonane the various mining methods

               
               
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Stop the image, please."These ways 
                         are just as wasteful and destructive 
                         as the others."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "That's only the first part of the process, 
                         Tonane. Later, we restore the land and 
                         replant the trees. You haven't seen 
                         those images yet."
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "I'm convinced that our way is best."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "Your way meaning,your spirits ask the 
                         mountain to send the stuff to you down 
                         the river?"
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Yes, Jack. It's the best way, and the 
                         only way we will allow you to take the 
                         key."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I see. Perhaps, Dr. Jackson would show 
                         you the rest of our facility? I'm sure 
                         you'll find it interesting."
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.I'd also like to show you images 
                         of your ancestors."
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Ancestors?"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Oh, yeah.This may come as a bit of 
                         a shock, but we believe that your great-great-great-great-great-great-great 
                         grandfather may have actually come from 
                         here."
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "From here?"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'll show you."

               
               
               
               They leave the room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "Well his mind's made up."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "That's unfortunate."

               
                                     CONNER
                         "They are offering to share the Trinium, 
                         sir."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Small deposits, washed down from the 
                         mountain over thousands of years. That 
                         may be enough Trinium to meet the needs 
                         of Tonane's tribe, but not enough for 
                         any practical application. Therefore, 
                         I have been ordered to consider other 
                         initiatives."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Initiatives?"

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Nothing sinister, Captain. The N I 
                         D. has a proposal before the Pentagon 
                         suggesting that when the Salish migrate 
                         south, we send another SG team to the 
                         planet to continue extracting samples 
                         and leave again before the Salish return."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "You mean steal it."

               
                                     SAM
                         "I'm not comfortable with that sir."
 
                         
               
                                     CONNER
                         "Sir, they set us free last time, but 
                         if they caught us mining the mountain 
                         again, they might not be so gracious."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I don't like the idea of lying to Tonane's 
                         people any more than you do, but the...
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Sir, I am all for getting the Trinium, 
                         but there has to be an alternative."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "Is anyone at the Pentagon or along 
                         the chain of command remotely concerned 
                         about their aboriginal rights, repeating 
                         history, that annoyingly pesky moral 
                         stuff?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "That's enough, Colonel."

               
                                     SAM
                         "With respect, General, I think he's 
                         right."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Yeah, what the hell, worked before..."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I've got assurances that it will only 
                         be a small exploratory operation with 
                         much less damage to the mountainside, 
                         and hopefully, what they don't know 
                         won't hurt them. Dismissed."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Sweet."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Colonel, we should go back in there 
                         and..."
 
               
               
               
               Jack walks off on his own

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "He is very upset."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Yeah, so am I."

               
               
               
               Connor goes into Hammonds office

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I have a meeting, Captain. Was there 
                         something else?"
 
               
                                     CONNER
                         "Yes, sir."

               
               
               
               He hit's his fists together and Hammond disappears. Connor goes 
               to the briefing room, where the rest of SG11 are waiting.
 
               
               
               
                                     CONNER
                         "As I suspected, they intend to deceive 
                         our friend Tonane. It's time to show 
                         the Earthlings the power of the spirits."
 
                         
               
               
               
               They begin to go through the base, people disappearing as they 
               repeat what they did to Hammond
 
               
               
               
               "Code 9! Code 9!"

               
               
               
                                     SOLDIER
                         "Move! Move! Let's go!"

               
               
               
               Jack manages to hide just in time

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "Damn it."

               
               
               
               He goes into the control room, closes the blast doors and sounds 
               the alarm. He then sends a message to the entire base.
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "Code 9! Code 9! This is not a drill! 
                         I repeat, not a drill!"
 
               
               
               
               Daniel and Tonane are walking down a hallway

               
               
               
                                     TONANE
                         "What's that sound mean, Daniel?"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Uh, it means that, It means that I'm 
                         gonna show you a part of the base that 
                         most people rarely get to see."
 
               
               
               
               He opens a storage closet door. They go inside.

               
               Jack bumps into Sam and Teal'c

               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "Aah! Geez!"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Sorry, sir."

               
                                     JACK
                         "Are we the only ones to make it to 
                         the armoury?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Looks like it. Why the code 9?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "Brace yourself.SG-11 is bopping around, 
                         waving their arms, making our people 
                         disappear."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "So we did not bring back SG11?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "I don't think so. Where's Tonane?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "With Daniel. Archives."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "From where did the alarm originate?"
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "The lab."

               
               
               
               They get to the lab, and find Dr Warner

               
               
               
                                     WARNER
                         "Colonel?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "Warner?

               
                                     SAM
                         "The corridors and the other lab are 
                         empty."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "What happened?"

               
                                     WARNER
                         "It's Tonane. He came into the Infirmary 
                         and just waved his hand and made everyone 
                         disappear.I hid. He didn't see me. I 
                         pushed the panic button after he left."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "What about Conner and his team?"

               
                                     WARNER
                         "It's Tonane we have to find. The others 
                         are meaningless."
 
               
               
               
               Warner walks out of the room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "Meaningless?"

               
               
               
               They follow him

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "So, who are you?"

               
                                     WARNER
                         "Excuse me? Dr. Warner."

               
               
               
               Jack points his gun at him

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "I don't think so."

               
               
               
                                     WARNER
                         "I am one of Tonane's guardian spirits, 
                         Colonel O'Neill. If you know where he 
                         is, take me to him. Otherwise, if you 
                         harm him or myself, your people will 
                         never be returned to you."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "We don't respond well to threats."
 
                         
               
                                     WARNER
                         "Neither do we."

               
               
               
               He get's ready to make them disappear. Teal'c zats him and he 
               falls to the ground, and changes into his true form. His face 
               appears to have gills.
 
               
               
               
                                     XE'LS
                         "You will be punished."

               
                                     JACK
                         "All right, let's get him,it, back to 
                         the infirmary."
 
               
               
               
               One of the aliens is now disguised as Hammond. He's walking through 
               the hallway
 
               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "It's all right airmen. She's with me."
 
                         
               
               
               
               The airmen disappear.

               
               
               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "I have lost contact with Xe-ls. Has 
                         Tonane been found?"
 
               
                                     ALIEN
                         "Not yet."

               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "Stay here in the form of the General. 
                         No one is to leave. I will find Xe'ls 
                         and Tonane. If we lose contact, destroy 
                         this place and return home with the 
                         others."
 
               
               
               
               T'akaya turns back into the wolf

               
               Daniel is peeping out from the storage closet and see's everything
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Anyway, like I was saying, this is 
                         a store room and the reason we store 
                         things is so that we always have them 
                         on hand. Like this
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Can I go home now?"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "OK, Tonane, I won't lie to you. There 
                         is a problem. We have to find Jack."
 
                         
               
                                     TONANE
                         "OK. He's not in here."

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Right."

               
               
               
               Xe'ls is in the infirmary

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "Is he gonna be all right?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "It's hard to say, sir. The only real 
                         sign will be when he has the strength 
                         to make us all disappear."
 
               
               
               
               Daniel and Tonane enter

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Jack?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "Daniel?"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Are you, you?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "Yeah, you?"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "What?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "Never mind. Tonane, we need to talk."
 
                         
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Daniel says you have some problems. 
                         Maybe I should just go home."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Uh, not just yet. Our people are disappearing 
                         all over the base and it has something 
                         to do with you. Did you know Conner 
                         and SG-11 were really aliens?"
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "What are aliens?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "Come here."

               
               
               
               Jack takes him to see Xe'ls

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "That is an alien. It also happens to 
                         be one of your spirits."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Probably Xe'ls."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Xe'ls? Is that you?" If he was, Jack, 
                         he's probably answer."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "In the world of my origin there were 
                         beings who pretended to be gods so they 
                         could conquer my people and rule with 
                         fear. Perhaps that is the way of your 
                         spirits."
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "I feel sorry for your people, Teal'c, 
                         but my spirits aren't evil. They don't 
                         rule us. They protect us."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Tonane, that is Xe'ls, and right now, 
                         he's trying to conquer this base. Now, 
                         I wanna know why and, more importantly, 
                         I wanna know how to stop him."
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "The spirits I know wouldn't threaten 
                         your people,unless you were doing something 
                         to threaten mine. Are you, Jack? Because 
                         if you are, there's no way to stop them. 
                         Xe'ls and T'akaya and the other spirits, 
                         they'll destroy you."
 
               
               
               
               The team talk

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "OK, from what I overheard, they won't 
                         destroy the base until they've found 
                         Tonane."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Clearly, we must convince the aliens 
                         that we will make no further attempts 
                         to extract Trinium from their world."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "The fact is, we got caught plotting 
                         behind closed doors. Now, I don't know 
                         how we're gonna convince 'em our word 
                         is good for squat. I mean, my God, we 
                         shot that one. We come across any more 
                         of them, I don't think it's gonna be 
                         a very long conversation."
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "OK. We can still appeal to the elders. 
                         Tell them what's happened."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "You mean, fess up Yeah, OK. You and 
                         Teal'c try and gate back. See if you 
                         can get 'em to speak to the spirits 
                         for us."
 
               
               
               
               Daniel and Teal'c leave the room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "Tonane, it's time for the truth."
 
                         
               
               
               Daniel and Teal'c are in the control room. Daniel opens the blast 
               doors and see's the wolf sitting on the ramp. Teal'c begins to 
               leave the room.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "No,just let me try and talk to her 
                         first. Wait here."
 
               
               
               
               Daniel goes into the gateroom

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "T'akaya,before you make me disappear 
                         or bite me, just hear me out."
 
               
               
               
               The wolf transforms into T'akaya's true form. Teal'c disappears 
               from the control room as the aliens enter there. T'akaya begins 
               to raise her hands.
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Wait, wait, wait, wait! I know where 
                         Xe'ls is."
 
               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "Where? Where is Xe'ls?"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Do you promise to hear me out?"

               
               Infirmary

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         "Sir, it's possible he's still suffering 
                         from the effects of the Zat gun."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "I don't think so, Captain. He just 
                         doesn't want to show himself."
 
               
               
               
               Tonane disappears. An alien enters and Sam is taken. Jack points 
               his gun.
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Wait! No! Jack,it's OK. Just let them 
                         tend to Xe-ls."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "How do I know you're really Daniel?"
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Because."

               
                                     JACK
                         "Yeah, OK.

               
               
               
               The aliens line up either side of Xe'ls and put their hands together. 
               A light is emitted and after a short time, Xe'ls wakes up
 
               
               
               
                                     XE'LS
                         "Thank you.

               
               
               
               They all appear in the gateroom

               
               
               
                                     XE'LS
                         T'akaya, destroy this place."

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Wait! You promised to listen."

               
                                     XE'LS
                         "What they don't know won't hurt them. 
                         Isn't that what your leader said, Colonel? 
                         Their word means nothing."
 
               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "And so would mine, if I were to do 
                         as you asked. I have made a promise 
                         to this one, so that we could save your 
                         life."
 
               
                                     XE'LS
                         "I am listening, but I do not guarantee 
                         that your words will sway me from punishing 
                         you."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "For what?"

               
                                     XE'LS
                         "For trying to deceive the Salish and 
                         steal our key, and for attempting to 
                         destroy the trust and faith between 
                         Tonane's people and my own."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "OK. I give you my word that we'll give 
                         up this mining operation."
 
               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "Even if we could trust you, your superiors 
                         will not be swayed by your oath."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "So, don't take my word. Shut down your 
                         Stargate. That way, no one will be able 
                         to come to your planet unless you allow 
                         it."
 
               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "Star travel is of no use to us. Let 
                         us close down the gate."
 
               
                                     XE'LS
                         "This does not erase the second transgression."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "What? Exposing who you are to Tonane? 
                         You've been posing as gods, for heaven's 
                         sake."
 
               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "Is that what you believe we do? When 
                         we removed the Goa'uld from our planet 
                         a millennia ago, we adapted our form 
                         to those of the Salish spirits so that 
                         we could protect and coexist along side 
                         them in harmony, without interfering 
                         in their natural evolution, and now, 
                         because of you, that harmony has been 
                         broken."
 
               
                                     XE'LS
                         "In time, they will fear us, and use 
                         the key we scatter through the rivers 
                         and forge weapons against us."
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         "No. The Salish people you honour, came 
                         from this world. Even now they value 
                         the natural world far more than technology. 
                         Trust them."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "If you really do respect Tonane's people, 
                         you shouldn't be posing as their spirits. 
                         Trust them."
 
               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "Our friend. Tonane, is wise,and so 
                         is our friend, Jack."
 
               
                                     XE'LS
                         "So he is."

               
               
               
               Tonane appears

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "Tonane, Xe'ls. Xe'ls,Tonane."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "So, you're Xe'ls?"

               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "And I am T'akaya. We are honored by 
                         the names your forefathers have given 
                         us."
 
               
                                     XE'LS
                         "You view us now in our true form, but 
                         this is only one of many forms we can 
                         take. Our friends from this world call 
                         us aliens. You call us spirits. From 
                         now on, Tonane, you and your people 
                         will view us in the form which pleases 
                         you best."
 
               
                                     TONANE
                         "You have always been kind to my people. 
                         So, whatever makes you happy."
 
               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "I think this form makes us happy.
 
                         
               
                                     TONANE
                         "Does this mean I can go home now?"
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, I think it does."

               
                                     TONANE
                         "Goodbye, Jack."

               
                                     DANIEL
                         "Oh, wait! What about our friends?"
 
                         
               
                                     T'AKAYA
                         "Your friends are right beside you, 
                         Daniel."
 
               
               
               
               Everyone re-appears as Xe'ls hits his fists together

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Colonel O'Neill?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "Um.I'll explain it all later, sir."
 
                         
               
               
               
               Jack waves to Tonane, who goes through the gate

               
               THE END
               
               

Spirits



Writers :   Tor Alexander Valenza
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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