Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
Unauthorised off world activation.
The gate engages.
Hammond, Teal'c and Sam are there. Jack and Daniel walk in.
Receiving IDC transmission, sir. It's
Open the iris.
Oh, here we go.
They all walk down to the Gateroom.
The Gate shuts off and we see someone walking down the ramp.
This is SG1.
I am familiar with all your exploits.
(To Sam) Your father Jacob sends his
How is he?
On a mission at the moment, which is
the reason I am here. There is a serious
situation developing regarding the System
Hammond escorts Ren-al to the briefing room. Jack and Daniel
It's always suicide mission this, save
the planet that. No one ever just stops
by to say Hi any more.
Ren-al is standing up. SG1 and Hammond are sat around the table.
The deaths of Cronus and Apophis created
a power vacuum that the remaining System
Lords have been trying to exploit. Over
the past several months they have suffered
heavy losses and expended an enormous
amount of resources fighting amongst
Let the good times roll.
Unfortunately the good times may be
coming to an end. They've declared a
truce. And now it looks as if they are
going to have a meeting to discuss the
establishment of a new order.
So you want to stop them?
Quite the opposite actually. We want
them to meet. It'll give us the rare
opportunity to strike against all of
them at once.
You're talking about taking out the
entire Goa'uld leadership?
Welcome to the dark side.
This has always been part of our long-term
plan. We just weren't quite prepared
for the opportunity to present itself
Where exactly is this meeting taking
A space station in the Hasara system.
It is considered neutral territory.
Security will be tight, no weapons will
be permitted on board and access will
be by cargo ship only.
Could we possibly gain entrance on one
of the cargo ships?
They'll be scanned on their approach
to the station.
Okay. Let's hear it.
Every System Lord in attendance will
be permitted to bring one human slave.
And you want one of us to do it.
Specifically we need someone who speaks
Everyone looks at Teal'c.
Someone who is not Jaffa.
Everyone turns to look at Daniel who looks nervously around.
If you agree to participate, we ask
that you come to our base on Revanna
tomorrow. Jacob will be there, he will
tell you all you need to know. It is
up to you Dr Jackson.
Daniel is reading some sheets. Teal'c walks in.
Have you considered the Tok'ra proposal?
If successful, it would deal the Goa'uld
a mortal blow.
Yeah. I realise what's at stake.
Daniel Jackson, you have stated many
times that in circumstances such as
this, you would avoid using such action
if given a better option.
Right. You think there's a better way
of overthrowing the Goa'uld?
I currently have no plan that would
accomplish as much as the one put forth
by the Tok'ra.
That's why I'm gonna do it.
SG16 are already there. SG1 walk in.
At ease. Major.
I see you drew the short straw.
Lieutenant Elliot. Finally got your
Yes ma'am. Be nice to see a little action
for a change.
It's just your basic off world orientation,
Lieutenant. There is no action.
Maybe not sir, but I am looking forward
to meeting the Tok'ra.
You'll get over it.
They all walk up the ramp.
Jacob and Aldwin walk up to the Gate as SG1 and SG16 come through.
Welcome to Revanna.
It's good to see you Sam. Jack, how
He waves his hand in a `just tell me what the heck is going on'
Some of you know Aldwin. He'll be conducting
the orientation for your new officers.
We'll begin with a tour of the facilities.
After that I have prepared a lecture
on the development of Tok'ra insurgency
techniques since the collapse of the
second Goa'uld dynasty.
I take it all back Lieutenant. This
could be hot.
Jacob puts his arm out to escort Sam.
Jack, Sam, Daniel, Teal'c and Jacob are sat around the table.
So how're you gonna get me in?
Yu will be among the System Lords attending
I thought you said he'd be going in
as a slave?
The System Lord Yu.
Little joke there.
She makes a `small' gesture.
Yu knows my face, he'll recognise me.
Ren-al walks in.
He will not.
Ren-al and her team have been working
on a modified version of the chemical
SG-1 obtained from the Reeyall.
If you can get close enough to inject
him, you will be able to convince him
that you are, in fact, his most trusted
Lotar is the highest rank amongst the
human slaves of the System Lords.
They're like personal attendants. It's
considered to be a position of great
honour. I spent the last couple of months
establishing myself as a minor Goa'uld
in Yu's service. I'll be able to get
Daniel on board his mothership and deal
with the loose ends.
What if Nirrti shows up?
Not much chance of that, she's still
a renegade. And persona non grata among
the System Lords. None of the other
remaining System Lords have seen Danny's
Assuming I make it on to the space station,
what happens next?
You will wait until all the System Lords
have arrived and then you will use this.
These two liquids mixed together form
the most virulent poison. Press the
button to open the valve between the
two containers. The liquid will immediately
be vaporised, within seconds the pressure
will break the seal on the container
and the gas will be released.
Am I supposed to hold my breath?
The poison is only deadly to symbiotes.
Isn't that a little dangerous?
More than you know. There's enough material
in that vial to kill every Tok'ra on
this base twice over.
That is why this formula is our most
closely guarded secret.
And it doesn't kill the host?
Not the chemical itself, but as you
know, the dying symbiote releases it's
own toxin which is just as deadly.
Daniel, the human host of a System Lord
has been through the sarcophagus countless
times. We know the toll that takes,
they're hundreds, sometimes thousands
of years old. Never mind the psychological
damage they suffered, physically, without
the Goa'uld sustaining them, they die
So we're doing them a favour?
In many ways, yes.
How many targets?
There'll be seven System Lords at the
meeting. That's all the major players.
If we pull this off, the Goa'uld may
What can we do?
Wait here. I'll communicate when the
mission has been accomplished.
Jack runs after Jacob.
Jacob. Jacob, wait up!
Jack shoves a Tok'ra out of his way.
Why do I get the feeling there's something
you're not telling us?
Oh come one. You're the one who's always
saying that every time we knock off
one of these System Lords a worse one
shows up. Why should this be any different?
It is true that others would eventually
rise up but by taking them all out at
once. We'll create a power vacuum that
will lead to a massive galaxy wide war
as the remaining Goa'uld jockey for
position. That will last long enough
for us to make a final decisive move.
A wide scale attack on the entire Goa'uld
population using the symbiote poison.
We're gonna wipe them out, Jack. All
Jacob walks off.
Why have I been enlisted for this task?
Politics have always been one of your
And am I to go alone?
I have my own mission upon which I must
embark. Apparently the Tok'ra have developed
a formidable new weapon.
How do you know?
I captured a Tok'ra spy in my midst.
I doubt very much a Tok'ra would reveal
this information. No matter how you
You are correct. But Anubis has methods
that would impress you.
What are you going to do?
I am going to take this weapon from
the Tok'ra and destroy them.
Zipacna walks off.
Daniel is putting contact lenses in and Jacob is dressing as
So why do the System Lords need human
Well the Jaffa serve as strictly military
function. Besides if the host of a System
Lord is ever injured beyond a symbiotes
capacity to heal, it can be pretty useful
to have a human close at hand.
Well let's hope it doesn't come to that.
Are you clear on all the backgrounds
of the System Lords?
Oh yeah, I'm fine.
Good, we'll be at Yu's home world in
a little over an hour.
Jacob turns away then turns back.
Are you all right Daniel?
Oh yeah, I'm fine.
Listen, if you're not 100% committed
to this mission, I need to know.
I just think some of your details are
We're gonna use poison to wipe out the
What about the Jaffa?
Well that's still a bit of a wrinkle.
Unless we can find a way to reverse
their biological dependency on immature
symbiotes.... They'll all die as well.
A bit of a wrinkle.
Danny, the Goa'uld have been spreading
like a plague across the galaxy for
thousands of years. Now for the first
time they're showing zero population
growth. We're not sure why. But we intend
to take advantage of the situation.
We may never get a chance like this
again. Are we good to go?
Aldwin is leading SG16 around the tunnels.
As you know, when the Tok'ra arrive
on a new planet it is customary to move
underground as quickly as possible.
And you actually grow these tunnels
That is correct. Individual crystals
are programmed with the specific layout
of a given passageway allowing us to
structure the tunnel system as we see
What about ventilation shafts?
There are none. If we tunnel through
suitable rock such as calcium carbonate
as we have done here, oxygen is produced
as a by- product. This gives us enough
time to enter the tunnels and set up
our life support systems.
Jack walks up.
Gentlemen. How goes the orientation?
It's very interesting, Sir, just as
Are you interested in Tok'ra engineering?
Oh, interested doesn't quite describe
how I truly feel.
You're welcome to join us.
Thank you Aldwin, but I have to go help
Teal'c...wait for Daniel. Excuse me.
Jack walks off.
I can get you into Yu's quarters. Your
job is to get close enough to use this.
Jacob hands Daniel a box.
All you have to do is prick him. The
effect will be immediate. He will believe
you to be his loyal slave, Jarren.
Just don't jab yourself with it.
Actually I don't know exactly. That
in itself should scare you.
Sam and Ren-al walk in.
As you know Major, we kept the body
in stasis for several months as we tried
to find a way to repair the damage.
But in the end, we were unsuccessful.
All that is left of Martouf, now lives
on in Lantash.
What's its condition.
The symbiote is still recuperating but
the search is already on to find a new
I wanna see the research.
I'm sorry Major but all information
pertaining to zatarc technology..
..can only be released on the authority
of the council. I know. They've been
stonewalling me for months.
I assure you, Martouf was in no pain.
That's not the problem.
If the symbiote was still alive when
Martouf was taken out of stasis, wasn't
there a chance it could have healed
The possibility was remote.
The host was too weak. In all likelihood
the symbiote would have died trying
to repair the damage.
You don't know that for sure.
Well we had to make a choice.
And naturally you chose the symbiote.
Your bias towards the host is only natural.
Surely it is better for one to live
than for both to die?
Isn't this really about your zatarc
I don't understand.
If Martouf had lived you wouldn't have
had the chance to examine his brain
tissue. You wouldn't have learned anything.
Would you really have preferred his
sacrifice to have been for nothing?
I would have preferred another way.
You knew Martouf well?
Knowing him as you did, what choice
do you think he would have made?
Sam doesn't say anything.
Martouf is not entirely gone, Major.
His thoughts and his memories live on
Jarren is making a pot of tea when Jacob/Selmak walk in.
My Lord does not wish to be disturbed
at this time.
Daniel zats him.
You know, I don't look a thing like
Well luckily for this to work you don't
have to. You'll be fine. Just remember
to pour from the right.
Jacob drags Jarren off and Daniel takes the tray in.
Yu is not there so Daniel puts the tray down. Yu walks in behind
Kel shak Jarren.
Daniel adjusts the ring. Yu walks up behind him and puts his
hand on his shoulder.
Ona kree! Onak!
Daniel turns and puts his hand on Yu's.
He lowers his hand and bows down.
I am your loyal servant Jarren.
Rise. I will have my tea.
Alarms are going off. Jack and Teal'c meet Sam and Ren-al.
What's going on?
We've received a transmission. Our sensors
on the surface have detected a fleet
of motherships bound for Revanna. We
must leave immediately.
They meet Aldwin.
An incoming wormhole is blocking our
escape through the Stargate.
The Goa'uld can only sustain a wormhole
for 38 minutes.
The ships will be here before then.
There is no other escape.
YU'S TELTAK APPROACHING THE SPACE STATION
I represent the Jade Emperor, the exalted
Lord Yu Wang Shang Ti.
Two life signs scanned. No weapons detected.
Our fellow System Lords are not to be
trusted. Neither are their slaves.
Understood my Lord.
The ship docks.
Do you have any ships available for
A few un-armed cargo ships but they're
with operatives on other missions.
We have begun making new tunnels.
What good is that gonna do?
Spread out the risk of getting hit by
an air attack. You could lend us a hand
moving life support equipment and supplies
to the new tunnels.
Major. Lend `em a hand.
SG16 leave with Aldwin, SG1 leave with Ren-al.
TOK'RA MEETING ROOM
Ren-al goes to a console.
What are you doing?
I'm cutting power to the base. The energy
signature would give away our position.
Now they'll have to resort to random
Well that's encouraging.
Colonel, the Tok'ra have never had the
military resources of the Goa'uld. We
use disguise and subterfuge to achieve
our goals, our bases are designed to
be hidden. We are just not equipped
to repulse such a large enemy force.
Well they're not just gonna go away.
I can assure you Major, if this base
is compromised, we will fight until
the last of us has fallen.
With what? Zats?
What else is there?
Well, you got that poison. And if it's
half as good as you say it is, it could
wipe out any potential ground assault.
And risk killing every Tok'ra on this
base as well?
Hey, we're all gonna die if we sit around
and wait for the attack.
(Host voice) Believe me, if it came
down to it, we would sacrifice ourselves
and use the poison on our enemy if we
had some. Unfortunately the only quantity
in existence is in Selmak's possession.
It would take weeks to synthesise more.
The symbiote takes over again and she leaves followed by SG1.
Yu and Daniel walk in.
Lord Yu Wang Shang Ti.
Yu looks round and walks to the side of the room.
Note them, Jarren. Our future allies.
Daniel and Yu circle the room and Daniel points out the Goa'uld
as they move round.
Bastet. Kali the Destroyer. They made
a treaty with Sobek then moved against
him during the celebratory feast. Sobek
let his guard down. Rumour has it, his
head still decorates Bastet's palace
You have a good memory. They are still
worthy of my allegiance. Do not accept
gifts from Baal.
They have a habit of exploding especially
when he feels he has been slighted.
He wiped out the inhabitants of two
star systems, sixty million lives, rather
than lose them to Sokar in a territorial
Poor loser. Do not consort with Morrigan's
He will attempt to draw strategic information
in seemingly idle conversation. I know
your last servant unwittingly gave away
the location of one of your secret bases
in Velong, to his credit, he was killed
in the surprise attack. It is what has
given me the honour to serve you, my
Olokun is still seething over a recent
loss to my forces. He may try to kill
you out of spite. Do not make me look
foolish by allowing yourself to be murdered.
Yes, my Lord.
They bow their heads to one another.
I am pleased you were able to join us
given recent events. I understand your
fleet suffered some heavy losses.
I am not the only one. Did I not hear
that your flagship was destroyed?
I lost two thousand jaffa.
Such is war.
No. This is different. This enemy attacks
like a coward. Bastet and Kali have
suffered similar setbacks. They are
becoming more frequent while the identity
of our antagonist continues to elude
I am certain you have your suspicions.
We are all suffering at the hands of
this unknown adversary. By shrouding
himself he sows discord amongst us.
Many Al-kesh start to bombard the surface of Revanna.
SG1 and Ren-al are moving through the tunnels when part of it
collapses nearby onto some Tok'ra.
Mansfield, this is O'Neill. Report.
A section of the structure collapsed.
We have some injured Tok'ra here.
Sir, we've got another one.
Get `em out of there.
Roger that. Let's go, we gotta move.
Elliot, let's go.
He's still alive, Sir.
More tunnel collapses and hits Mansfield and some other Tok'ra.
Major, what's your situation? Mansfield,
The Al-kesh continues to bomb the area
around the Gate. No Tok'ra have surfaced
in an attempt to escape.
Escape? There is no escape. They hide
in their tunnels like rats. Continue
the bombardment. Prepare your groundtroops
SG1 and Ren-al come across Elliot and Aldwin carrying Mansfield.
Direct hit, Sir.
Where's the rest of your team?
Sir, we need to get him to the infirmary.
The Infirmary's been destroyed. (goa'uld
We'll take them to the lab. Follow me!
They reach the lab and more ceiling falls.
I'm transferring the formula for the
poison to this crystal and erasing the
memory of the computer. We will die
before we give up our secrets.
You know, we really should come up with
a new strategy. One that does not include
We must determine what is happening
on the surface, O'Neill.
With the power down ,we are cut off
from the surface sensors. You'll have
to use the secondary ring room. (goa'uld
A Goa'uld walks past with a slave and Daniel moves into an alcove
and bows his head. He gets out a communication device.
Jacob? Jacob, are you there, it's Daniel.
Daniel? How's it going?
Oh swell, it's kinda like Goa'uld Mardi
A ship just docked so by my account
you got all seven. It's time to release
Yeah, we may wanna hold off a while.
Apparently they're expecting someone
I don't know. It seems they've got some
mysterious new adversary that's been
causing some pretty serious headaches.
That's strange. It's not like the Goa'uld
to play it so coy.
Well, I'll see what I can find out.
I'll contact you later.
He walks off.
Sam is injecting something into Mansfield.
We have to get him out of here. This
man need medical attention.
We've done all we can right now.
What about the symbiote?
It's out of the question.
It could save Major Mansfield's life.
The symbiote's life is being sustained
by the chamber. It's in no condition
to help your friend.
We can't just let him die.
If we implant the symbiote, we kill
The ceiling suddenly collapses hitting Ren-al and Elliot. A piece
of rock hits the chamber with Lantash in and Sam tries to cover
The Al-kesh continue to bombard the planet. Jack, Teal'c and
Aldwin appear and move to the top of a ridge where they see at
least five Al- kesh have landed and a lot of jaffa on the ground.
They appear to be amassing a few troops.
Once the arial bombardment exposes the
tunnels, they will infiltrate and search
Jack reaches for his radio.
Carter, come in. Carter, respond.(When
there is no response) Let's get back.
The System Lords are sat in a circle.
This has gone on long enough. We must
determine who is responsible for these
The coward refuses to show himself.
He only strikes with his ships never
with ground troops.
None of you have seen the faces of the
I have. When my outpost at Zeldor came
under assault, my First Prime managed
to disable and board one of the enemy
Did you take any prisoners?
They fought to the death. Most had been
in service of Cronus and Sokar. But
one bore the mark of Olokun.
How do you explain this?
One of my motherships was surrounded
by the enemy. Instead of dying with
honour, the cowards surrendered and
were taken. They may well have switched
And you expect us to believe this?
I too have suffered at the hands of
this unseen foe. How dare you accuse
My Lords. The final guest has arrived.
Daniel gets out the poison.
The final guest walks in.
I hope I'm not missing all the fun.
Daniel moves away out of her sight.
I thank you for honouring my request.
Normally a petition for a seat at this
conference would not have been considered.
Of course the current situation is far
Yu puts his hand out for a drink. Daniel hands him a cup and
looks up. Osiris spots him and just smiles.
I think you'll find I have much to offer.
Shall we proceed?
The jaffa have infiltrated and start firing on Tok'ra.
An alarm starts to go off on Aldwin's belt as Jack and Teal'c
run back with him.
A warning. The Jaffa have breached the
tunnels. (goa'uld voice)
A glider starts to fire on them. One explosion throws them forward.
Aldwin lands on his neck and it is obviously broken. Jack and
Teal'c are okay though. Teal'c checks on Aldwin and his eyes
glow one last time showing the symbiote has died.
He is dead.
The gliders come round again and Jack and Teal'c leave to re
enter the tunnels.
Sam gets up and looks around. She checks Mansfield's pulse and
finds he is dead. She pulls his dogtags off and puts them in
her pocket. She goes over to Ren-al and sees she is dead too.
Sam takes the crystal from Ren-al's pocket and puts it in her
own. She then moves towards Elliot.
His eyes open and glow.
Oh my God.
She looks over to the chamber where Lantash was and sees it is
I had no choice.
I'm afraid his injuries are severe.
There is serious internal damage. It's
going to take all my strength just to
keep him alive. He will have to speak
for both of us.
His eyes close and Sam puts her hand on his face.
Elliot. It's gonna be okay.
If you say so.
Believe me, I know. The symbiote's trying
to heal you.
Jack and Teal'c are making their way back in to Sam.
The ceiling in the lab collapsed, Sir.
Ren-al and Major Mansfield are dead.
As is Aldwin.
Elliot's in rough shape, there's a Tok'ra
symbiote inside him.
Feels very weird sir.
Lantash. He's keeping him alive.
Staff blasts are heard.
Let's take our chances on the surface.
Daniel walks down a corridor and into a room, presumably part
of Yu's quarters. He gets out a communication device.
What's the delay? They should all be
there by now.
Yeah, we got a full house. But there's
a complication. Sarah's here.
Sarah? You mean Osiris? Did she recognise
I don't know, I think so but she didn't
tip her hand and I don't know why.
The door behind him opens and Osiris is behind him.
Daniel Jackson. You're a rather long
way from home aren't you?
SG1 and Elliot are trying to find a way out when more of the
The tunnel is blocked.
Does Lantash know if there's another
way to the secondary ring room?
Then indeed we are trapped.
TO BE CONTINUED