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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 413

                                      "THE CURSE"

                                           By

                             Paul Mullie & Joseph Mallozzi




               We begin with a room full of ancient artifacts. An older man 
               pick up a statue, looks at it, and then writes something down.
 
               
               
                                     MAN
                         (To older gentleman) Doctor Jordan?
 
                         
               
                                     DR JORDAN
                         (Startled) Steven!

               
                                     STEVEN
                         (A real hunk, gang! OK! I got that out, 
                         I'll behave.) What are you doing here 
                         so late?
 
               
                                     DR. JORDAN
                         Actually, (Looks at watch) I was just 
                         about to go down to the lab. We finally 
                         have a chance to do a resonance scan 
                         on the osiris jar.
 
               
                                     STEVEN
                         Great! Great! (Sounding LESS than enthusiastic)
 
                         
               
                                     DR. JORDAN
                         Another couple of weeks, and we never 
                         would have known what was inside.
 
                         
               
                                     STEVEN
                         Well, we could always break the seal, 
                         and take a look. (Jordan looks @ him) 
                         Joking. Well, half joking.
 
               
                                     DR. JORDAN
                         The Egyptian government expects these 
                         items returned intact. If we were in 
                         their place, I'm sure that we ---
 
                         
               
                                     STEVEN
                         Sir, you watch. The scan will reveal 
                         that that unopened jar contains the 
                         mummified heart of a 3000 year old pharaoh, 
                         and we will have to just hand it over.
 
                         
               
                                     DR. JORDAN
                         I know. I know.

               
                                     STEVEN
                         It's the find of a life time , Professor.
 
                         
               
                                     DR
                         JORDAN: Yes, yes it is. Hmn. You coming?
 
                         
               
                                     STEVEN
                         Yes, I just have a few things --- I'll 
                         see ya down there.
 
               
                                     DR. JORDAN
                         All right , then.

               
               Steven picks up a golden emblem, and looks at it.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Walking into the briefing room) Morning.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey.

               
                                     DANNY
                         What's that?

               
                                     JACK
                         (Showing him the tabloid paper he's 
                         reading) It's --- Um --- Teal'C's into 
                         this stuff. I don't get it. A great 
                         week is in store for you --- (Danny 
                         looks at a story, and does a double 
                         take) You're gone on a trip ---
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Let me see that. (He takes the paper)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks at Danny) O-Kay! (Looks @ his 
                         empty hands)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Oh, my God!

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANNY
                         He's dead!

               
                                     JACK
                         Who?

               
                                     DANNY
                         My Archeology Professor.

               
               Goes to headline with pic of Dr. Jordan. Headline reads Noted 
               Archaeologist Dies In Lab Explosion.
 
               
               OPENING CREDITS!

               
               Shot goes to a funeral.

               
                                     STEVEN
                         (While Steven is giving his speech, 
                         Danny is seen walking slowly across 
                         the screen in the back of the gathered 
                         people.) Doctor David Jordan was a teacher, 
                         a celebrated author, a much revered 
                         expert in the field of Archaeology, 
                         and yet, to the end, he remained first 
                         and foremost, a student, guided by the 
                         simple desire to discover, and understand. 
                         It's fitting, then, that a man, who 
                         dedicated his life --- (He pauses when 
                         he sees Danny) Who dedicated his life 
                         to reviving the wonders and majesty 
                         of long-dead civilizations, should himself 
                         gain a measure of immortality thru that 
                         very accomplishment. I worked with Doctor 
                         Jordan for close to 15 years. He was 
                         like a father to me. Thru his many successes 
                         , and (Looking RIGHT at DANNY!) Some 
                         of his --- bitter disappointments. (Danny 
                         looks @ Steven) I'll remember him always 
                         as a dedicated Archaeologist, a kind, 
                         and generous man, and a true friend. 
                         (Looks @ Danny, and walks away) (Danny 
                         walks up to the casket.) The prodigal 
                         son returns!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Steven? (A very attractive blond woman 
                         turns around) Sarah.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         (An English accent) Daniel. It's good 
                         to see you.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah. (She hugs him) Despite the circumstances.
 
                         
               
                                     SARAH
                         I know. I can't believe he's gone. (Her 
                         hand lingers on his waist. Grab that 
                         butt, girlfriend. You know you want 
                         to. She grabs his hand.  I would 
                         have coped a feel)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         So, what exactly happened? I mean --- 
                         uh --- the paper I read attributed his 
                         death to the curse of Osiris.
 
               
                                     STEVEN
                         According to the police, (sighs) There 
                         was a slow gas leak in the lab, and 
                         something must have caused a spark, 
                         the whole place went up, he was killed 
                         instantly.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         We would have called you, but , nobody 
                         knew where to find you.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         That's --- uh --- that's OK.

               
                                     SARAH
                         I'm glad you're here. So, how long has 
                         it been? 4 years?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         5.

               
                                     STEVEN
                         What have you been up to?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh --- I've been busy.

               
                                     SARAH
                         Really? I've looked for signs of you 
                         out on the fringes. There's been no 
                         papers, no research projects. It's like 
                         you fell of the face of the earth.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah, it is a little like that, isn't 
                         it?
 
               
                                     STEVEN
                         (Sarcastically) As I recall, the last 
                         time I saw you, you were giving a lecture 
                         to an empty room.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh --- Well, it was full when I started.
 
                         
               
                                     STEVEN
                         Well, maybe the world wasn't ready to 
                         hear that the pyramids were built by 
                         Aliens --- or was it men from Atlantis?
 
                         
               
                                     SARAH
                         Steven, please!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes, Steven. Please.

               
                                     STEVEN
                         Why did you come? You manage to stay 
                         away all this time. If you're looking 
                         for closure, Daniel, I'd say you're 
                         a little late.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         All ways a pleasure, Steven! (Steven 
                         leaves, to Sarah) So, are you doing 
                         anything, or ---
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         No, I'm all yours. I'm sorry. He's not 
                         usually like this. Last couple of days 
                         have been really hard on him. (Takes 
                         her hair down)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Steven? No, he's right. I should have 
                         come back sooner. I guess I was afraid 
                         I wouldn't be welcome.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Are you joking? Even after everything 
                         that happened, Dr. Jordan never thought 
                         any less of you. You were his best student.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes, that became the laughing stock 
                         of the Archeological community.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         He kept hoping that you'd find proof. 
                         Something to shut everyone up.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No, he thought I was nuts.

               
                                     SARAH
                         (Laughs) That's not true. Look, why 
                         do you think it's so hard for Steven 
                         to see you here? He's always been in 
                         your shadow. Even after you left.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I hear his book's on the best seller's 
                         list.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         (Laughs) I know. He's --- getting a 
                         Porsche.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         OWW!

               
                                     SARAH
                         I know. (They both laugh) Look, I have 
                         to admit. I thought you didn't come 
                         back because of me.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Just noticed, he's wearing a yummy 
                         blue shirt with a tie.  Makes 
                         the blue eyes seem bluer!) No. No, that's 
                         not it.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         We could have ended it better than we 
                         did.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Maybe. The truth is, I got caught up 
                         in something --- incredible.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         You found something, didn't you? Something 
                         that supports your theory? Tell me. 
                         (He looks down) Come on.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I can't.

               
                                     SARAH
                         (In a very cute accent)  Daniel!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         OK. Let's just say--- that what the 
                         world knows about Ancient Egypt just 
                         barely touches the surface. The truth 
                         is more incredible than any of us ever 
                         imagined.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Now, that's the Daniel I remember. (Hold 
                         out hand) Come on, I want to show you 
                         something. (He grabs it, lucky girl!)
 
                         
               
               GH walks into the briefing room.

               
                                     GH
                         As you were.

               
                                     JACK
                         So, General. Who's getting assigned 
                         to SG-1?
 
               
                                     GH
                         No one. I've decided to reschedule your 
                         next mission until Dr. Jackson returns. 
                         You're all long over due for some personal 
                         leave. (Sam looks at Jack, then next 
                         to her @ Teal'C, smiles @ him, and he 
                         appears to smile back @ her.)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, Sir. But the LEAVING part has been 
                         a little problem.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Oh, I think you'll make it to the front 
                         door before we realize we can't do without 
                         you. Dismissed.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Thank you, Sir. (Sam looks @ Teal'C, 
                         then gets up to leave.) Carter! (She 
                         stops, and he stands up) You finally 
                         ready to take me up on that fishing 
                         trip?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Uh --- actually, Sir, I have a few projects 
                         on the go.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Come on. Are you really trying to tell 
                         me you'd rather be in a dark, dank, 
                         dismal underground, than sit on a dock 
                         with your feet perched up, sippin' a 
                         cold one, and --- casting for that ever 
                         elusive --- crappy?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Laughs, and looks down at his body, 
                         then up to his eyes) Strange as it may 
                         sound , Sir, yes. (Looks at his body 
                         again!  Who can really blame her, 
                         right?!) Have a good time. (Glances 
                         @ Teal'C)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Watching her leave) To each his own! 
                         Her! (Quietly and somberly) I meant 
                         her --- (Whispers) I think. (To Teal'C 
                         who was watching her leave with a look 
                         on his face) So, Teal'C! (Teal'C was 
                         looking away, probably because he knew 
                         Jack would ask him next!  Poor Teal'C!) 
                         (Claps) This'll be great! Just you and 
                         me. What do you say? Come on! The Loons! 
                         Don't forget the loons! (Have you even 
                         seen a Jaffa look scared? I have. He 
                         looks downright frightened! )
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         (Walking into her office) I thought 
                         you'd like to see what we were working 
                         on before the accident.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         WOW! This stuff is incredible!

               
                                     SARAH
                         I only wish we had more time with them. 
                         The Egyptian government has made a formal 
                         request for their return. We've been 
                         desperately trying to learn as much 
                         as we can about them before the deadline.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Reading from a piece of paper) "Woe 
                         to all who this, my final resting place."
 
                         
               
                                     SARAH
                         Careful, now. All these artifacts are 
                         cursed. Well, that's what they say.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah, I --- read something like that.
 
                         
               
                                     SARAH
                         Every member of the original expedition 
                         in 1931 died within a year of the dig. 
                         Then the ship transporting these artifacts 
                         to American sank off the coast of New 
                         Jersey 6 months later.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         The Steward Expedition.

               
                                     SARAH
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Those deaths were attributed to mold 
                         spores that were released from the unsealed 
                         chamber.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Well, mold spores aren't exactly front 
                         page material.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No, I guess not. Uh --- if these things 
                         went down with the ship in 1931, how'd 
                         they end up here?
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Well, they found the wreck a couple 
                         of months ago. These artifacts were 
                         still in their packing crates. They 
                         brought it up, and shipped it to the 
                         museum. We just got them last week.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I can stay for a couple more days if 
                         you need help cataloging these. (She 
                         starts frantically looking for something) 
                         What?
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Something's missing.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Are you sure?

               
                                     SARAH
                         Positive. A gold Amulet. Daniel, I've 
                         got to find it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Just so we're clear on this, Sir. It's 
                         gonna be me, Teal'C, and the great outdoors 
                         (Teal'C and Jack are both dressed in 
                         SHORT! LOL!). That means no cell phones, 
                         no FAX machines, not another living 
                         soul for miles. We'll be unavailable, 
                         inaccessible.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Incommunicado.

               
                                     JACK
                         Minnesota, Sir.

               
                                     GH
                         I stand corrected.

               
                                     JACK
                         If there's an emergency back at the 
                         base, you better plan ahead and tell 
                         me now. (Elevator doors are closing) 
                         If Thor needs me, he's gonna haveta 
                         beam me up! If the Tok'Ra, forget it! 
                         (Door closes) (GH turns around smiling)
 
                         
               
               Shot goes to a museum.

               
                                     CURATOR
                         Excuse the state of things. Budget cuts. 
                         I'm straightening the mess out, but 
                         these things take time.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Oh, I understand.

               
                                     CURATOR
                         What am I looking for?

               
                                     DANNY
                         An artifact that went missing from the 
                         Steward Expedition.
 
               
                                     CURADOR
                         The Isis Jar.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh --- No, actually, I'm --- uh --- 
                         referring to a --- a --- a gold amulet 
                         with a little ebony - uh --- uh --- 
                         uh, it's listed as idem 14C. ( That 
                         boy does some stuttering, huh?)
 
               
                                     CURATOR
                         That was sent up to Dr. Jordan along 
                         with the rest of the artifacts.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Ya sure?

               
                                     CURATOR
                         I sent it myself. I can show you the 
                         paperwork.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No, Uh --- what's this ---uh ---uh ---Isis 
                         --- Jar you were talking about?
 
               
                                     CURATOR
                         I'll show you. The damn crate was mislabeled 
                         when it came in. I only found it a couple 
                         days ago.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh --- this one?

               
                                     CURATOR
                         Oh, Yeah, yeah. Never seen those symbols 
                         before, have you?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh, yes. I'm gonna need to do a translation.
 
                         
               
                                     CURATOR
                         Well, if ya need me, I'll be in the 
                         back cataloging the Polynesian death 
                         masks.
 
               
               Sam's working on a Harley Davidson motorcycle when the phone 
               rings. Siler's helping her.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Carter.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Over phone) Sam, it's me.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Wiping her hands of grease.) Hang on 
                         a sec. Thanks for your help, Sergeant.
 
                         
               
                                     SILER
                         Yeah, no sweat, Major. (Gets up and 
                         leaves)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Where are you?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm still in Chicago. I'm in the basement 
                         of a museum with what appears to be 
                         an Egyptian burial jar ---
 
               
                                     SAM
                         O-KAY?

               
                                     DANNY
                         That may not be out of the ordinary 
                         in a museum, granted, but there's something 
                         else beside the usual hieroglyphs. There's 
                         a 2nd set of markings. They're Goa'Uld 
                         symbols.
 
               
               Shot goes to water, and someone casting a line into the water. 
               Jack is sitting in a chair, and Teal'C is standing next to him 
               just looking @ his line.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There appears to be no fish here, O'Neill.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         T, it's not about the actual FISH themselves. 
                         The fish are not important in this context, 
                         it's about fish-ING! The ACT of fishing.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Looking Oh, so HOT in a fishing hat!) 
                         I see.
 
               
               Phone begins ringing. Jack looks up, then around.

               
                                     JACK
                         You didn't! (Phone continues ringing)
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         By request of General Hammond.

               
                                     JACK
                         Go away. (Looks @ Teal'C while he answers 
                         phone) WHAT?!?! (Teal'C slaps a mosquito 
                         away) (Sarcastically) Yes, Daniel. He's 
                         right here! (Even MORE sarcastically) 
                         Please hold.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         DanielJAckson. We have caught nothing. 
                         We are fishing.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Right. Um, listen, I need a little help 
                         with a translation. I've got a line 
                         her that reads Hako thra terak shree!
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Slapping away another bug, then looking 
                         @ his hand. LOL!) Banished to oblivion.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Right. OK, Uh --- thank you.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If you require assistance, I would be 
                         more than happy to return to the SGC! 
                         (Jack looks up @ him)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No, thanks. I think I can take it from 
                         here.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Looking very disappointed.) (Whispering, 
                         kinda begging? LOL!) Are you certain?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Gimme that! Goodbye, Daniel!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh --- no, wait wa ---

               
               Jack hangs up the phone. Teal'C looks disappointed. Jack takes 
               the battery, and throws it over Teal'C's shoulder. Teal'C watches 
               this with an expression like, "OH! MY GOD! Darn, no more interruption!" 
               Jack gives him the phone,Teal'C looks @ the phone, then swats 
               another bug away.
 
               
               Back to base!

               
                                     DANNY
                         During the ritual of mummification, 
                         the Ancient Egyptians would remove the 
                         vital organs of the deceased, and place 
                         them in jars, which would then be buried 
                         with the sarcophagus so that they could 
                         be accessed in the after life.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Is that what we're looking at here? 
                         (Referring to the Isis Jar)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         That's what I thought at first, but 
                         looking at the reports on the original 
                         expedition, no sarcophagus was found. 
                         The Hieroglyphs identify the jar as 
                         belonging to Isis, who was the Egyptian 
                         Mother Goddess.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         A Goa'Uld?

               
                                     DANNY
                         That's possible. See, Isis was a consort 
                         of Osiris, supposedly the first Pharaoh 
                         of Egypt. According to legend, he was 
                         placed in a magic box, and dumped into 
                         the Nile by his brother SETH. (OH! BOY! 
                         ' Member Seth?!)
 
               
                                     GH
                         Now, that name I recognize.

               
                                     DANNY
                         The Goa'Uld symbols indicate that Isis 
                         and Osiris suffered some sort of punishment, 
                         or --- banishment.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Where to?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I have NO idea.

               
                                     GH
                         Major, I want the contents analyzed.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh, now I'd be careful if I were you. 
                         For all we know, it could be some sort 
                         of Goa'Uld bobby-trap left behind by 
                         Osiris as revenge. (Sam nods) Also, 
                         it's --- it's cursed, so ---
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Thanks for the warning.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (After Sam leaves) General, there's 
                         something else. The inventory of the 
                         steward expedition lists --- 2 jars.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Can you find the other one?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, I can try. I was gonna head back 
                         to Chicago tonight.
 
               
               Shot goes to Museum in Chicago. Danny opens the door to a dark 
               room.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         HELLO?!?!? HELLO?!?!?! (Tries the light 
                         switch --- nope doesn't work!) (Finds 
                         a flashlight.) (He hears someone passing, 
                         and shines light toward camera) (Hears 
                         rustling, turns light to reveal Steven)
 
                         
               
                                     STEVEN
                         Do you mind?!

               
                                     DANNY
                         What are you doing here?

               
                                     STEVEN
                         What are YOU doing here?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I asked first.

               
                                     STEVEN
                         I WORK here, Daniel. Remember? I'm looking 
                         for the breaker box, where ever the 
                         damn thing is!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh--- right! Um --- I had a few questions 
                         for the curator.
 
               
                                     STEVEN
                         I don't think she's here. The lights 
                         were out when I came in. What did you 
                         wanna ask her about?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I needed some information about items 
                         from the Steward Expedition. Some items 
                         were missing.
 
               
                                     STEVEN
                         There's nothing missing.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh --- A canapic jar with some hieroglyphs, 
                         and some unusual markings.
 
               
                                     STEVEN
                         The Osiris Jar. (Danny jumps, and shines 
                         the light on Steven)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes.

               
                                     STEVEN
                         Destroyed in the explosion.

               
                                     DANNY
                         You SURE about that?

               
                                     STEVEN
                         (Rather quickly) Yes, positive.

               
                                     DANNY
                         OK. Well, what about this gold amulet?
 
                         
               
                                     STEVEN
                         Daniel, if you're looking to get back 
                         together with Sarah, that's your business, 
                         I really couldn't care less, but I do 
                         have a problem with you coming here 
                         and involving your self in MY work!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Shining the light in Steven's eyes, 
                         AGAIN! I think he does that to piss 
                         Steven off.) Don't you mean Doctor 
                         Jordan's work?
 
               
                                     STEVEN 
                         (I guess the light worked, he sounds 
                         pissed!) No! MY work! Sarah and I were 
                         Dr. Jordan's assistants. YOU haven't 
                         been involved since you walked out on 
                         him.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I didn't walk out on him. I was --- 
                         trying to protect him.
 
               
                                     STEVEN
                         You mean you distanced yourself to spare 
                         him the embarrassment of being associated 
                         with you. Daniel, you really should 
                         not have come back.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Finding the breaker, finally, and turning 
                         on the lights) Look, I don't want to 
                         get into this with you right now, but 
                         you need my help.
 
               
                                     STEVEN
                         Why? Do you think there might Aliens 
                         involved. (Said sarcastically) (The 
                         elevator is lifted to reveal the curator 
                         dead.) Oh, God!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Running a scan) Preliminary analysis 
                         of the jar indicates the exterior is 
                         ordinary ceramic. It also appears as 
                         if the seal has been damaged.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Any indication of what might be inside?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Hopefully, a computer enhanced MRI will 
                         tell us something.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Is that what I think it is? (Computer 
                         shows a relative of "Junior" in the 
                         Jar --- A Goa'Uld Symbiote.)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir! That's Goa'Uld Symbiote!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (To Sarah) The police said the museum 
                         curator suffered a fatal blunt trauma 
                         to the skull.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         They don't think that you had anyth 
                         ---
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No, they don't think that, but, of course, 
                         Steven didn't do anything to dissuade 
                         them from suspecting me, but fortunately, 
                         I know a few --- people. (Raises his 
                         eyebrows) Anyway, uh --- they found 
                         some bricks at the bottom of the freight 
                         elevator shaft, and they think that 
                         --- it came from the wall above --- 
                         and --- she had a freak accident.
 
                         
               
                                     SARAH
                         You know, the papers are saying the 
                         Curse of the Mummy strikes again.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                          You have any pictures of the 
                         Osiris Jar? The one that was destroyed 
                         in the explosion?
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Yeah, here.

               
                                     DANNY
                         I can't make out the inscription around 
                         the collar.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         We weren't able to identify the symbols, 
                         but Dr. Jordan copied them in his note 
                         book. Those markings are unlike anything 
                         we've ever seen before. They're not 
                         Egyptian.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No, they're not Egyptian.

               
                                     SARAH
                         So, what are they?

               
                                     DANNY
                         What are they? ---

               
                                     SARAH
                         You know! How?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Let's just say I can't go into it right 
                         now, but this is really important. Did 
                         Dr. Jordan do any kind of preliminary 
                         tests on the Jar?
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Not that I know of, but he kept all 
                         his lab results on the computer.
 
               
               Sam, Janet, and a couple of armed airmen are in the lab. The 
               jar is in an incubator. Janet removes the symbiote. Sam has the 
               cutest look of disgust on her face. Sam looks up at the observation 
               room. She looks like she's gonna throw up.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         It's dead. We can relax. (She cuts it 
                         open, and some liquid comes out, getting 
                         a really disgusted look from Sam.) Do 
                         we know how long it's been inside the 
                         jar?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         According to Daniel, several thousand 
                         years.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         (Looking up @ Sam in surprise) Well, 
                         it's perfectly preserved. It could have 
                         died yesterday. (GH looks confused, 
                         Sam still has that cute disgusted look.)
 
                         
               
                                     SARAH
                         Something's wrong.

               
                                     DANNY
                         What?

               
                                     SARAH
                         Dr. Jordan's files are gone. Everything's 
                         been wiped clean! Including his e-mail 
                         account.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Do you keep backups? (She's looking 
                         thru the floppy disks.)
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Yeah, they're not here.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (She's typing) What are you doing?
 
                         
               
                                     SARAH
                         The system marks file spaces being deleted 
                         as "Tombstone". (She writes re: tombstone 
                         above the a, c, and d drives) It scours 
                         the database looking for tombstone values, 
                         and marks them as being ready to be 
                         overridden. There's usually a window 
                         of about 30 days before that happens, 
                         so we MIGHT (Danny closes his eyes, 
                         sleepily) 
                         be able to retrieve the files before 
                         the tombstone values replicate thru 
                         the network. Got something! He received 
                         one message on the night he died. Well, 
                         I'm guessing he never got around to 
                         reading it.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         That's the carbon dating done on the 
                         item 14C.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Oh, My God! Daniel! It's over 10,000 
                         years old! This means you were right 
                         all along!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah --- I know.

               
                                     SARAH
                         Egyptian civilization must be thousands 
                         of years older that we've ever assumed!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Sarah --- you can't --- tell anyone 
                         about that.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         What are you talking about?! This is 
                         EXACTLY the evidence you've been looking 
                         for! This completely validates your 
                         theories!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Look, all we've got are the results 
                         of one carbon dating on a missing artifact.
 
                         
               
                                     SARAH
                         So, we can contact the technician who 
                         preformed the analysis. (She's real 
                         quite, looking @ the screen with her 
                         mouth open)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         What?

               
                                     SARAH
                         Doctor Jordan wasn't the only one to 
                         get these results. (The screen shows 
                         next to Dr. Jordan, CC: Dr. Rayner) 
                         Steven.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         By all right, the Goa'Uld symbiote should 
                         be a dried-up, desiccated husk, but 
                         instead, it's in perfect condition. 
                         Now, @ first, we thought it had been 
                         preserved, like a specimen in formaldehyde, 
                         but now, we are not so sure.
 
               
                                     GH
                         What do you mean?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, Sir. The outside of the jar is 
                         ceramic.The inside is a technologically 
                         advanced containment vessel. There's 
                         a tiny naquata power source that's designed 
                         to emit a low-level electrical charge.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Why?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, we can't be certain yet, Sir, 
                         but it looks like the jar is some sort 
                         of stasis chamber.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         From what we've been able to gather, 
                         Sir, We think that the symbiote was 
                         ALIVE when it was placed in the jar.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Why would it allow it's self to be removed 
                         from it's host, and places in stasis?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't believe it had a choice, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         You see, the liquid inside the jar seems 
                         to have sedative properties. If it's 
                         maintained at the proper temperatures, 
                         if it is provided with sufficient electrical 
                         charge, it could probably keep the symbiote 
                         alive indefinitely.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Then, why is it dead?

               
                                     SAM
                         The seal was broken, presumably during 
                         transport.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Then, if what you're saying is true, 
                         and the second jar survived the trip 
                         unscased ---
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir! There could be a Goa'Uld out 
                         there.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Daniel? There you are! I've been looking 
                         all over for you!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah, I'm just doing a little extra 
                         research.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         I stopped by Steven's place, and he's 
                         gone. He's packed up everything and 
                         left.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I know.

               
                                     SARAH
                         You think he stole the amulet, don't 
                         you?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes.

               
                                     SARAH
                         To stop your theories from being proven 
                         correct?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Sighs) It's possible. Anyway, I have 
                         to find him.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Well, I'll come with you.

               
                                     DANNY
                         No --- No, it's --- too dangerous.
 
                         
               
                                     SARAH
                         We're talking about Steven, here.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Sarah, there have been 3 deaths already.
 
                         
               
                                     SARAH
                         3 ?

               
                                     DANNY
                         They found the body of the technician 
                         that did the analysis of the carbon 
                         dating.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         Daniel, I know Steven. He may be capable 
                         of a lot of things, but he's no murderer.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, you might not know him as well 
                         as you think you do --- at least --- 
                         not anymore.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         What's that supposed to mean?! Oh, let 
                         me guess --- you can't explain, right?!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Sarah ---

               
                                     SARAH
                         (Yelling, I'm not gonna put all this 
                         in caps, though!) Well, what do you 
                         expect, Daniel!? You show up after 5 
                         years, but you can't say where you've 
                         been! You've got this mysterious ability 
                         to be able to read this ancient language 
                         nobody's ever seen before, but you can't 
                         explain how! Then, when we finally find 
                         the evidence to vindicate you to the 
                         entire archeological community --- you 
                         want to cover it up! What is going on?! 
                          This is me, Daniel.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I know.

               
                                     SARAH
                         Then, why can't you trust me? What have 
                         you been doing for the past 5 years?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I WANT to tell you, Sarah. Believe me, 
                         I do. Wish you could see some of the 
                         things I've seen --- But the world is 
                         not ready to know --- not yet.
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         I'm not asking you to tell the world 
                         --- I'm asking you to tell me. (He looks 
                         really hurt that he can't tell her) 
                         This is my life's work, too, Daniel. 
                         (He walks away) So, you're working for 
                         the government, what? DANIEL!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Turning to face her with his hands 
                         in his pocket --- nice clothes, BTW) 
                         I'm sorry!
 
               
                                     SARAH
                         You're just going to disappear again, 
                         aren't you?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Nodding) Yes.

               
                                     SARAH
                         I think Steven was right. You never 
                         should have come back. (Danny nods, 
                         and leaves)
 
               
                                     GH
                         (Danny has suddenly appeared @ base!) 
                         Do you believe this Steven Rayner has 
                         been taken over by a Goa'Uld?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         It makes since.

               
                                     SAM
                         So, how do we find him?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Right now, this is our only lead. It's 
                         the gold amulet that was stolen from 
                         Dr. Jordan's office. Now, by Earth standards, 
                         it's a priceless relic, but the Goa'Uld 
                         isn't interested in it's monetary value, 
                         so---
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Then why take it?

               
                                     DANNY
                         That's a good question. It's a pretty 
                         standard representation of Osiris. He's 
                         carrying a crook and flail, the septers 
                         of kingship, and in the center is an 
                         aunk, which represents immortality.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Could it be some sort of Goa'Uld device.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         It's possible.

               
                                     SAM
                         That would explain why it was the only 
                         idem taken.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, I checked the other artifacts 
                         for any indication of Naquata, which 
                         is usually a sure sign of Goa'Uld technology, 
                         and I came up empty.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Assuming this Goa'Uld is Osiris, what 
                         does he want?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         He's been out of the loop a long time, 
                         He doesn't know what happened to SETH 
                         or RA. He could be looking for the Isis 
                         Jar.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Or --- a way off the planet.

               
                                     GH
                         I've already put the base on alert.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         I managed to synthesize the liquid from 
                         the jar, so on it's own, it should act 
                         as a powerful sedative. One dart should 
                         be more than enough to knock out an 
                         adult Goa'Uld.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Do we REALLY want this thing alive?!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, even though it's been in stasis 
                         for that last several thousand years, 
                         it could still be a valueable source 
                         of information.
 
               
                                     GH
                         I want you to hold that option in reserve. 
                         Your first priority is to stop the Goa'Uld 
                         with minimum risk to yourselves.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         (Phone rings) Frasier. Yes, He's right 
                         here. Sir?
 
               
                                     GH
                         (into phone) Hammond. Yes --- allright, 
                         thank you. We got a lead on Steven Rayner. 
                         He boarded a flight to Cairo 4 hours 
                         ago.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         He could be headed back to the temple 
                         in Egypt where the jars were discovered. 
                         If we move fast, we could head him off, 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     GH
                         I can alert the Egyptian authorities. 
                         This needs to be a low profile operation. 
                         Dr. Frasier will accompany you. (Janet 
                         raises her eyebrows)
 
               
               Next you hear music like out of Ahab the Arab , and see a 
               jeep driving over the sand. Danny's a very wreckless driver. 
               LOL!
 
               
                                     JANET
                         (Who has her hair down!!!! It's shoulder 
                         length, BTW!) I think I know why this 
                         place doesn't get any tourists.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Taking off her hat and rubbing her 
                         hair. ) According 
                         to the GPS, we've still got another 
                         10 miles.
 
               
               Next shot goes to a tomb. Steven is looking around with a flashlight. 
               He's backing up, and really freaking out from what he sees. He 
               shines the light on the massive pillars. He reaches an alter. 
               There's a picture of a man and a woman on the wall. He sees a 
               slot. Digs in his bag, and takes out the amulet. He places the 
               amulet on the slot. ( Is that a sarcophagus?!)  He 
               sees a hand ribbon device. (The kind like my lord, Apophis likes 
               to use!) He picks it up, all wide eyed. He starts to put his 
               fingers thru it, and you hear the sound that the Goa'Uld make 
               when there eyes glow. He turns around, gasping.
 
               
               Danny, Carter and Fraiser finally arrive at the tomb. Sam runs 
               to the opening, gun up. Danny follows. He arms the dart gun. 
               Sam nods at Janet, then runs in followed by Janet. Followed closely 
               by Danny. (Nice butt! OK! I'll behave.) The 3 are walking down 
               the steps shining their lights. They see a body.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         It's Steven!

               
                                     SAM
                         (Putting her hands on him) I'm not sencing 
                         anything. He's not Goa'Uld.
 
               
               Janet checks Steven, who moans.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Steven!

               
                                     JANET
                         : He's bleeding internally.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Steven, it's me.

               
                                     STEVEN
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANNY
                         What happened?

               
                                     STEVEN
                         (Sighs) I took the amulet. It's over 
                         10,000 years old. You --- were right 
                         all along. I'm sorry. (In pain) AHHH!
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         Just take it easy, OK? I need you to 
                         hold still.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         It's OK! She's a friend. What about 
                         the jar?
 
               
                                     STEVEN
                         Huh?

               
                                     DANNY
                         The Osiris Jar. Did you open it?

               
                                     STEVEN
                         No.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Why did you come here?

               
                                     STEVEN
                         I figured out the amulet was a key. 
                         There's a hidden chamber. I wanted to 
                         make the discovery. (sighs)
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Daniel, we HAVE to get him out of here!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Steven, who did this to you?

               
                                     SARAH / OSIRIS
                         (Goa'Uld voice, so I guess it's Osiris, 
                         huh?) (Eyes a glow) I DID! (Osiris's 
                         voice will be done in caps, OK! I'm 
                         not yelling! He is! )
 
               
               Sam and Janet jump up, Danny jumps up and points dart gun @ Sarah.
 
               
               
                                     DANNY
                         Sarah?!

               
               Well, let me eliminate the competion! She takes her hand thingy, 
               and throws both ladies hard against the wall. Danny shoots the 
               dart, but it seems to have bounced off the ribbon device. He 
               goes to reload. She (He?) takes off their hats, and stalks 
               toward Danny . They put their hands on his neck.
 
               
                                     OSIRIS
                         DANIEL JACKSON! (Danny drops gun. He 
                         starts turning red in the face.) YOU 
                         SEEM TO KNOW MUCH OF THE GOA'ULD, MUCH 
                         MORE THAN ANY OTHER HUMAN I HAVE ENCOUNTERED 
                         SINCE MY AWAKENING. NOW, TELL ME. WHERE 
                         IS THE STARGATE?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I don't know what you're talking about. 
                         (She forcefully throws him)
 
               
                                     OSIRIS
                         INSOLANCE. (Walks away) THIS TEMPLE 
                         WAS ONCE FILLED WITH WORSHIPPERS.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Sarcastically) Yeah? Well, times have 
                         changed.
 
               
                                     OSIRIS
                         SO I HAVE OBSERVED. WHERE IS MY BROTHER, 
                         SETESH?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Ah, you mean SETH. Uh --- (Sighs) He's 
                         dead. Yeah, we killed him.
 
               
                                     OSIRIS
                         YOU LIE!

               
                                     DANNY
                         No! No, we also killed RA, and HATHOR, 
                         and uh --- who else? Ah, SOKAR!
 
               
                                     OSIRIS
                         THEN YOU HAVE DONE ME A GREAT FAVOR. 
                         I WILL RULE WITH OUT OPPOSITION.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No! No, you won't rule at all, see we 
                         don't worship false gods anymore.
 
                         
               
                                     OSIRIS
                         YOU HAVE COME FAR, IT IS TRUE. BUT YOU 
                         ARE STILL WEAK. EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE 
                         TORN BETWEEN YOUR DESIRE TO KILL ME, 
                         AND YOUR CONCERN FOR MY HOST, SHE WHO 
                         FREED ME FROM MY LONG SLEEP. WHAT DO 
                         YOU KNOW OF MY QUEEN?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Um --- She was trapped, like you. We 
                         have the jar.
 
               
                                     OSIRIS
                         WHERE IS IT?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm not gonna tell you.

               
                                     OSIRIS
                         YOU ARE MISTAKEN. (She takes the thingy, 
                         and puts it to his head. You know, she 
                         had the same expression Amunet had when 
                         she was frying his brain! ) (He digs 
                         in his pocket for a dart. ) WHERE IS 
                         MY QUEEN? (He gets the dart out) TELL 
                         ME! (He uncaps the dart, and sticks 
                         it into her body, shutting off the device.) 
                         WHAT IS THIS?! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?! 
                         (Takes the dart out of his body) YOU 
                         WILL PAY FOR THIS IMPUTENCE! (He opens 
                         the thing that looks like a sarcophagas, 
                         and the sand opens up above the tomb.) 
                         (Uh-OH! It's a space ship!) MAKE NO 
                         MISTAKE --- OSIRIS WILL RETURN, AND 
                         THE RIVERS OF EARTH WILL RUN RED WITH 
                         BLOOD!
 
               
               Osiris presses the top of ribbon device. Sam gets up to stop 
               her. Sam's still wobby . The ring transporter things come down 
               to beam her up Sam empty's her magazine into the rings. The 
               bullets bounce off the rings. Osiris is beamed up
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Touching Danny's back) You all right?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Out of breath, sarcastically) Oh, yeah! 
                         Yeah! I think I'm --- getting used to 
                         that thing!
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Where's Osiris?

               
                                     SAM
                         Gone.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Steven?

               
                                     JANET
                         If we get him out of here right now, 
                         I think he'll make it.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I guess we'd better --- make up a story 
                         to tell him.
 
               
               The ship flies away -----

               
               THE END

               

The Curse



Writers :   Paul Mullie  Joseph Mallozzi
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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