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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 520

                                     "THE SENTINEL"

                                           By

                                     Ron Wilkerson




               BRIEFING ROOM

               
               SG1 and Hammond are watching a video on the projector screen. 
               There's an alien man looking at the camera.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Okay, Marul, go ahead.

               
                                     MARUL
                         Your friends will see me?

               
                                     GREAVES
                         Not right now. I'll send your greeting 
                         back with my report.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         What shall I say?

               
                                     GREAVES
                         Anything you like.

               
               Marul shrugs.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         How about hello?

               
               Marul comes right up to the camera.

               
                                     MARUL
                         Hello.

               
               Hammond switches off the recording.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The rat bastard.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He came across as very nice.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The voice behind the camera.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel Shaun Greaves, formerly of the 
                         NID. He led an offworld team for Colonel 
                         Maybourne and was one of the members 
                         of that organisation convicted of high 
                         treason for his actions.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And what was Greaves team trying to 
                         steal?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The Latonans possess a planetary defence 
                         they call the Sentinel. Which has apparently 
                         kept them safe from the Goa'uld for 
                         generations.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well I can see why the NID would want 
                         to get their hands on it.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We put `em all away before they could.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Frankly I'm afraid Colonel Greaves team 
                         may have done something to the Sentinel 
                         device they haven't admitted to.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Fiddlin' around with it, was it?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well according to his report, the Latonans 
                         never granted Greaves team access to 
                         the Sentinel device before they were 
                         recalled and arrested.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You don't think it's possible for an 
                         NID operative to lie?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe it is Daniel Jackson.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Right. So if Greaves team disabled the 
                         Latonans only means of self defence...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We're responsible.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Greaves is responsible, thank you.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I doubt the Latonans would appreciate 
                         that distinction, Colonel.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Time will be of the essence. The Goa'uld 
                         forces SG9 encountered on Latona were 
                         most likely sent through the Stargate 
                         as a test.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         To determine if the Sentinel was operational?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And by now they will have reported back.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         A Goa'uld mothership is most likely 
                         not far off if the Goa'uld believe that 
                         Latona may now be conquered.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Might be a good time to try out that 
                         new guidance system on the UAV, sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I think that can be arranged.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, before we go anywhere, we need 
                         to talk to Greaves.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, whether we like it or not, Sir, 
                         Colonel Greaves and Lieutenant Kershaw 
                         maybe the only people qualified to fix 
                         it.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'll go.

               
               CELL

               
               Greaves is brought in chained up by a guard.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're dismissed. (To the Guard)

               
               The guard stays there.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         He's worried I might try to kill you.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         In that case, I insist.

               
               Jack waves the guard away and he leaves.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Had many visitors lately? Maybourne 
                         stop by? See how the old team's doing?
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         What do you want, O'Neill?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         P2A018. A device called the Sentinel.
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         What about it?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I need to know what you did to screw 
                         it up and what I need to do to fix it.
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         I'm more inclined to tell you where 
                         to shove it.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         As we speak, SG9 is either pinned down 
                         by the Goa'uld or dead, so let's just 
                         cut the crap, okay?
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         How is this my problem?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're responsible. Zero one eight is 
                         defenceless because of you.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Earth is defenceless because of you. 
                         You don't seem to have a problem with 
                         that.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You stole technology from our allies. 
                         If I hadn't shut you down, they would 
                         have.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Do you really think the Asgard or the 
                         Tok'ra will really rush to our defence 
                         when the Goa'uld finally decide to stomp 
                         on us? That day is coming, Colonel. 
                         Don't kid yourself.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Okay. I guess I should go have a chat 
                         with Kershaw.
 
               
               Jack gets up and walks to the door.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         The Latonans didn't want to show us 
                         the Sentinel. We found it ourselves 
                         not far from the city. There was a force 
                         field guarding the device itself. Kershaw 
                         and I took almost two weeks to get in, 
                         take it apart and put it back together, 
                         good as new.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Not good as new. You did something wrong.
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         The only thing we did wrong was come 
                         back to base to meet our new CO. It's 
                         funny, at the time I was looking forward 
                         to meeting you.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I need you to write down exactly how 
                         you got in and exactly what I need to 
                         do to fix this.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         If I do anything, anything, I want my 
                         sentence commuted.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I think that's understood going in.
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         And you'll need to take us with you. 
                         Kershaw and me.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         SG1 can handle it.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         Who do you think you are? We were good, 
                         Colonel. Every bit as good as you. We 
                         believed what we were doing was for 
                         the good of the country. And if you 
                         hadn't put me in here, we might have 
                         had our own Sentinel by now.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You done?

               
                                     GREAVES
                         I don't care how good Carter thinks 
                         she is or how cocky you are. The device 
                         is way too complicated for you to try 
                         and repair without us. You already know 
                         that or you wouldn't be here.
 
               
               CONTROL ROOM

               
               Hammond, Sam, Jack, Davis and Greaves are watching a UAV launch.
 
               
               
                                     DAVIS
                         UAV is away, Sir. Climbing into position.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Receiving telemetry. Confirming two 
                         staff cannons emplacements concealed 
                         twenty metres or so from the Gate. We 
                         got lucky sir, the cannons weren't able 
                         to down the UAV before it was out of 
                         their range.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Begin painting the targets as soon as 
                         the UAV reaches altitude. Close the 
                         blast doors and prepare to launch.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Prepare to launch.

               
               LATONA

               
               The jaffa wait at the gate.

               
               CONTROL ROOM

               
                                     CARTER
                         Target sierra one has been acquired.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sergeant, launch when ready.

               
               In the Gateroom two missiles are lowered in front of the Gate.
 
               
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Missile away.

               
               One missile fires.

               
               LATONA

               
               A missile comes through the Gate and rises as the jaffa look 
               on. One jaffa looks at the staff cannon and sees a green dot 
               . We focus in on his face as the missile comes down and explodes.
 
               
               
               CONTROL ROOM

               
               Sam looks at the computer showing the targets.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sierra one has been destroyed. Attempting 
                         to acquire sierra two.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         How do you know those are the only emplacements 
                         guarding the Gate?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We don't.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sierra two has been acquired by UAV.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Launch when ready.

               
               The second missile goes through the Gate.

               
               LATONA

               
               The missile comes through the Gate and the jaffa try to run.
 
               
               
               CONTROL ROOM

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sierra two has been destroyed. But I 
                         can't confirm casualties. UAV switching 
                         to recon mode for stage 2.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's us.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, SG3 will take point.

               
               Sam, Jack and Greaves leave the control room.

               
               GATEROOM

               
               Teal'c, Daniel and Kershaw come into the Gateroom from the opposite 
               side to Sam, Jack and Greaves.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Kershaw.

               
               She nods to him.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Major Lawrence, make it a clean sweep.
 
                         
               
                                     LAWRENCE
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (To Teal'c) Why don't you go with them? 
                         Keep `em out of trouble. We'll be on 
                         your six in sixty seconds.
 
               
                                     LAWRENCE
                         SG3, let's go, let's go, let's go.
 
                         
               
               They run up the ramp.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         I'll say this again. I don't like the 
                         thought of going into this unarmed.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And.... I don't care.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         I feel better just knowing there's an 
                         archaeologist watching our back.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, which end do the bullets go in 
                         again?
 
               
               Daniel holds up a knife. LOL.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         I'd be happy to show you.

               
               Sam and Jack look at him.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Our mission objective is to fix whatever 
                         you screwed up. If you get any ideas 
                         other than that, I'll shoot you. Understood?
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Yeah.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Move out.

               
               They do.

               
               LATONA

               
               The team come through the wormhole with Jack last.

               
                                     CARTER
                         No sign of SG3.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (Over radio) SG3, this is SG1 niner. 
                         Report.
 
               
               The Gate disengages. Teal'c runs up.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Three jaffa warriors survived the missile 
                         attack. SG3 is in pursuit to prevent 
                         them from reporting our arrival. Major 
                         Lawrence suggests we continue on.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Colonel?

               
                                     GREAVES
                         You want me to take point without a 
                         weapon?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I want you to point Teal'c in the right 
                         direction.
 
               
               He points. They move out but Daniel hangs back with Jack.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Just out of curiosity, how many years 
                         did you take off their sentence if they 
                         managed to fix this?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Actually, they'll get a few more years 
                         out of this.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         More?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         They were on death row.

               
               LATONA FOREST

               
               The team moves along.

               
                                     CARTER
                         So how did you manage to find the Sentinel 
                         if the Latonans didn't want to show 
                         it to you?
 
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Maybe we're good?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Bribed the locals, eh?

               
                                     GREAVES
                         I see you've done your homework.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Major Benton's preliminary report said 
                         the Latonans were egalitarian. They 
                         don't use currency of any kind.
 
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         They don't care about material things.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Everybody's got their price.

               
               Teal'c suddenly stops and motions everyone down. They move forward 
               and come across Grogan. Jack takes his MP5 and he wakes up.
 
               
               
                                     GROGAN
                         Colonel?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Grogan.

               
               He gives him his weapon back.

               
                                     GROGAN
                         There was a jaffa patrol on my six most 
                         of the day. I decided to stop running 
                         and fight it out.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         How long ago?

               
                                     GROGAN
                         Last night. I guess I passed out and 
                         they went right by me. They'll be long 
                         gone.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Where's the rest of your team?

               
                                     GROGAN
                         Major Benton took a staff hit in the 
                         chest on our way back to the Gate. Tartman 
                         and Winters got away with me at first, 
                         but I'm the only one left Sir.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Here.

               
               She offers him water.

               
                                     GROGAN
                         This isn't supposed to be happening 
                         Sir. The Latonans have this device.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We know, Lieutenant.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We're here to fix it. Sir, should I 
                         radio SG3 and let them know Grogan's 
                         coming back to the Gate?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Negative Major. Teal'c, How soon should 
                         we expect the mothership here?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Of that I am unsure, O'Neill. It could 
                         be hours or perhaps even days.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Grogan, can you get me into the city?
 
                         
               
                                     GROGAN
                         There are jaffa patrols all over the 
                         damn place making sure the Latonans 
                         keep their curfew. But yeah, I can take 
                         you straight to Marul if you want.
 
                         
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         That's a waste of time.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Why do you say that?

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         The Sentinel was built hundreds of years 
                         ago by Marul's ancestors. He has no 
                         clue how to use it.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         None of `em do.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right look, we're here to help these 
                         people.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         What the hell do you think you can do?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Maybe give them another option other 
                         than being wiped out? Grogan, you good 
                         to go?
 
               
                                     GROGAN
                         Mmm hmm.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Good. Carter, you're in charge.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Fix it.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes sir. Good luck, sir.

               
               Jack and Grogan leave in one direction, the others in another.
 
               
               
               LATONA

               
               Jack and Grogan reach a hill. Jack gets out his binocular thing.
 
               
               
                                     GROGAN
                         That's the main road leading in and 
                         out of the city.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You wouldn't happen to know a back way 
                         in there, would you?
 
               
                                     GROGAN
                         Yes sir, I think I do.

               
               SENTINEL CAVE

               
               The team moves up to it.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         This is it.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What is?

               
                                     GREAVES
                         You've got to know it's there. We went 
                         right by it the first time.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         All right, you're on.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Major Carter, it would be wise if we 
                         were to remain in a concealed position 
                         guarding the entrance.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Absolutely. At least until the force 
                         field's down.
 
               
               Teal'c moves forward.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         And how long will that take?

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Last time, it took just over 48 hours.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well maybe Daniel can help you shave 
                         a couple of days off that estimate.
 
                         
               
               Daniel goes inside the cave with them as Sam takes up a position 
               outside.
 
               
               MARUL'S CHAMBERS.

               
               A man is stood in front of a jaffa.

               
                                     JAFFA
                         You are not preparing for his arrival 
                         as I instructed. Your people ignore 
                         the curfew.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         Because they do not understand it.
 
                         
               
                                     JAFFA
                         It is a simple matter. Lord Svarog has 
                         claimed Latona as part of his domain. 
                         Your conquest will happen as sure as 
                         the sun will rise. Accept that and you 
                         may live to serve him.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         My people have no desire to serve anyone.
 
                         
               
                                     JAFFA
                         When Svarog rains fire from the sky, 
                         they will beg for his mercy. And offer 
                         him their devotion.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         No they will not.

               
                                     JAFFA
                         They will, when those around them begin 
                         to die. This is my last warning.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         Your Lord Svarog should not come. The 
                         Sentinel will send him away. You will 
                         all be sent away.
 
               
                                     JAFFA
                         So you have said, for three days. Yet 
                         here I stand. The Sentinel is nothing 
                         more than a legend.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         It is very real.

               
                                     JAFFA
                         Then my patrols will find it and destroy 
                         it.
 
               
               The jaffa leaves with other jaffa.

               
               Jack and Grogan then come in.

               
                                     GROGAN
                         It's all right, Marul, he's a friend.
 
                         
               
                                     MARUL
                         From your world?

               
                                     GROGAN
                         That's right. He's come all the way 
                         from Earth just to see you.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm Colonel Jack O'Neill. We need to 
                         talk.
 
               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Greaves and Kershaw are working on the force field which is making 
               sounds.
 
               
               Daniel touches the force field.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Please don't do that.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Doesn't really look much like a weapon, 
                         does it?
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Why don't you go make yourself useful, 
                         Dr Jackson, and go watch the front door 
                         with your friends?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well I'd rather be trying to help you 
                         but you're approach looks completely 
                         random.
 
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         The patterns change randomly, we're 
                         trying to keep ahead.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sounds?

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         The code to shut off the field is always 
                         changing relative to the harmonics between 
                         the tones in each pattern.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And how many different patterns are 
                         there?
 
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         We've recorded over a hundred.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh. So I should probably..

               
                                     GREAVES
                         Shut up.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

               
               Daniel then starts whistling and stops.

               
               MARUL'S CHAMBERS.

               
               Jack and Grogan talk to Marul.

               
                                     MARUL
                         Your offer is kind but not necessary.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I think it is.

               
                                     MARUL
                         The Sentinel has not failed us in centuries. 
                         It will not fail us now.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What's taking it so long?

               
                                     MARUL
                         I've sent a messenger to the Sentinel 
                         to seek the answers to that question. 
                         Perhaps it is waiting. You will see. 
                         Our enemy will be sent away.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How exactly?

               
                                     MARUL
                         One moment they are there. The next 
                         they are gone in white light.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Gone where?

               
                                     MARUL
                         To the place our ancestors divined. 
                         We are only grateful our enemies are 
                         gone.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And that's it?

               
                                     GROGAN
                         Their civilisation's technologically 
                         regressed, Sir. No one knows how anything 
                         works as long as it keeps working.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And you've seen this thing working?
 
                         
               
                                     MARUL
                         Oh yes. As a child, an enemy of our 
                         people came in a great ship. But it 
                         was sent away.
 
               
                                     GROGAN
                         That's the story we get from just about 
                         everybody, Sir.
 
               
                                     O`NEILL
                         Marul, do you remember a team of guys 
                         who came here from earth about 2 years 
                         ago?
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         Colonel Greaves, of course. He asked 
                         that he might see the Sentinel to learn 
                         its mysteries so that one day your people 
                         might be protected as we are. But to 
                         do that, that would be against our highest 
                         law. No one may see the Sentinel except 
                         its caretaker.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, well they did anyway. They worked 
                         at night so no one would know. Somehow 
                         they got in, they took it apart, put 
                         it back together again but something's 
                         wrong. They're there right now, trying 
                         to fix it but we might be running out 
                         of time.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         What you say cannot be so. This flame 
                         burns to tell us the Sentinel is watching 
                         over us and in turn, is being watched 
                         over. As long as this flame burns, we 
                         can rest assured that we are safe from 
                         harm.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         There's a battalion of jaffa in your 
                         city right now just waiting to harm 
                         you.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         There is an inpenetrable barrier to 
                         the chamber.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         They got past it.

               
                                     MARUL
                         Colonel Greaves gave me his word.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         He lied.

               
                                     MARUL
                         Yet you speak the truth?

               
                                     GROGAN
                         He does Marul.

               
               Marul just looks out of the window.

               
               OUTSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Sam picks up her binoculars to see Jaffa marching on their position.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         Teal'c, come in. (on radio)

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         A jaffa patrol.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I count ten, maybe more. With luck, 
                         they'll pass right by us.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is more likely they followed our 
                         tracks to this location.
 
               
               They raise their weapons.

               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Greaves and Kershaw are at panels trying to listen to the notes.
 
               
               
                                     GREAVES
                         This is impossible.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Look we haven't been at it that long.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Let me try.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         Do you have any idea how complicated 
                         this code is?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes I think so, just let me try.

               
               They hear gunfire outside.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         It's hit the fan already.

               
               He turns to Daniel.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         Give me your Berretta. You think you 
                         can help in here, well I can help out 
                         there.
 
               
               Daniel gives him the gun and Greaves goes outside.

               
               OUTSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Greaves comes out and starts firing.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         We have to take all of them out so they 
                         can't report back.
 
               
               One jaffa runs off.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Jaffa patrol must have tracked us here. 
                         We can hold them off for now but get 
                         that force field down! (on radio)
 
                         
               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Kershaw looks at Daniel.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Do you know what you're listening for?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The mathematical progression harmonic 
                         in each given pattern altered to it's 
                         spectral equivalent.
 
               
               Daniel starts to work.

               
               MARUL'S CHAMBERS

               
               Jack gets up.

               
                                     MARUL
                         My people have depended on the Sentinel 
                         for 3 hundred years. It was created 
                         to be there always. So that we may feel 
                         free to pursue matters of the mind and 
                         spirit without fear of what is happening 
                         now. If what you say is true...
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I didn't come all this way to lie to 
                         you.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         How many will die?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I don't know. And I can't undo what's 
                         already been done. But we can still 
                         save hundreds of your people maybe all 
                         of them.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         How?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're prepared to evacuate as many people 
                         as possible and military support to 
                         get them to the Gate.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         Leave our world?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm afraid so. As we speak a Goa'uld 
                         mothership could be on it's way here.
 
                         
               
                                     MARUL
                         What will I tell them? The very people 
                         who doomed our world now ask us to trust 
                         our lives to them?
 
               
               Suddenly explosions start outside. The mothership has arrived 
               and is bombarding the surface. A voice is broadcast.
 
               
                                     SVAROG
                         For I am Svarog. From this day forth 
                         you will serve me!
 
               
               OUTSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Teal'c is still firing on the jaffa. A jaffa comes up towards 
               Teal'c and Greaves shoots him.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         That's all of them I can see.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What the hell are you doing out here?
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Helping you out.

               
                                     CARTER
                         A mothership just opened up on the city.
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         I saw.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You need to get that force field down, 
                         that's the reason you're here.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Jackson wanted to try, I gave him a 
                         try. You were getting shot at so I backed 
                         you up. Or is it you don't like the 
                         idea of me with a gun? It's empty.
 
                         
               
               He shows her the gun.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Get back in there.

               
               Greaves goes.

               
                                     CARTER
                         (On radio) Teal'c, I wanna see what's 
                         taking so long. Keep an eye out.
 
               
               Sam follows Greaves.

               
               MARUL'S CHAMBERS

               
                                     MARUL
                         That voice.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All part of the show.

               
                                     MARUL
                         The sky rained fire.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's from a ship in orbit. One with 
                         really big speakers.
 
               
               Grogan turns to the door. A woman comes in.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         Marul? Marul?

               
                                     MARUL
                         Has the messenger returned with any 
                         news?
 
               
                                     GROGAN
                         There are jaffa patrols all over the 
                         place. If Marul's sent someone, I doubt 
                         they made it very far.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         Go home, Thee-eter.

               
               She leaves.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Do you have any other way of defending 
                         yourself?
 
               
               Marul shakes his head.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter, come in. (on radio)

               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes sir.

               
               MARUL'S CHAMBER

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The mothership's here. Some guy named 
                         Svarog.
 
               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
                                     CARTER
                         He's one of the System Lords sir. You 
                         should get out of there.
 
               
               MARUL'S CHAMBER

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, what's your progress?

               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
                                     CARTER
                         Still working on the force field, sir.
 
                         
               
               MARUL'S CHAMBER

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Major, people are starting to die here.
 
                         
               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir. We're doing our best.

               
               MARUL'S CHAMBER

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You tell Greaves, if he doesn't fix 
                         that thing, I'll shoot him anyway.
 
                         
               
               Jack turns to Marul.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Marul, you have to make an announcement. 
                         Tell your people to evacuate the city 
                         and head to the Stargate.
 
               
                                     GROGAN
                         Many of your people could survive.
 
                         
               
               The bombardment continues.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You've got two options. Sit here and 
                         watch your city burn to the ground or 
                         surrender. If you surrender, they'll 
                         enslave your people. And they'll take 
                         some of them as hosts.
 
               
                                     GROGAN
                         Goa'uld are parasites. They take over 
                         the bodies of people.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         My people are innocent. They have done 
                         nothing to deserve this.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I can't stay here much longer, you got 
                         to make a decision.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         But your friends may yet be able to 
                         repair the damage they have done?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         This Goa'uld is not gonna wait for that. 
                         It's time to go. With or without you.
 
                         
               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Dammit.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No you almost had it, you just had the 
                         last two colours in the wrong order.
 
                         
               
               Daniel does something and the force field comes down.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Go. (On radio) Colonel, this is Carter, 
                         we've made it past the force field and 
                         we're starting to work on the Sentinel.
 
                         
               
               OUTSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               A horn sounds and more jaffa appear.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Warriors of Svarog are approaching in 
                         greater numbers. (over radio)
 
               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
                                     CARTER
                         (over radio) Understood Teal'c. We'll 
                         make our stand inside the cave. Keep 
                         them at bay as long as you can then 
                         get in here. Daniel, can you get that 
                         force field working again?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm on it.

               
               OUTSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Teal'c gets ready to start firing and a death glider flies over.
 
               
               
               SGC CONTROL ROOM

               
               Hammond walks down the stairs.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Incoming transmission. It's SG3 Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Put it on speakers.

               
                                     LAWRENCE
                         This is SG3 niner, come in.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What's your situation Major?

               
                                     LAWRENCE
                         A Goa'uld mothership is firing on the 
                         Latonan city from orbit. Goa'uld forces 
                         are heading towards our position. Battalion 
                         strength supported by gliders.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Can you hold the Stargate?

               
                                     LAWRENCE
                         Not without reinforcements Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Understood. What's the status of SG1?
 
                         
               
                                     LAWRENCE
                         They're out of radio range Sir. We've 
                         been out of contact for several hours.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very well Major. Hold the Stargate as 
                         long as you can, then get out of there. 
                         SG1 will just have to get the job done.
 
                         
               
                                     LAWRENCE
                         Yes sir. SG3 niner out.

               
               The Gate disengages.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         I'm sure they'll find a way, Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It's not SG1 I'm worried about.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Colonel Greaves?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         While stealing a powerful beam weapon 
                         from the people of P3Y294, Colonel Greaves 
                         turned the device against his pursuers, 
                         killing all three. We returned the stolen 
                         weapon but the Government of P3Y294 
                         would have nothing further to do with 
                         us. I'll be in my office, Sergeant.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yes sir.

               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Greaves is working on the Sentinel.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Colonel, you know as well as I do that 
                         we left this exactly the way we found 
                         it.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         We can't have, we missed something.
 
                         
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         No we didn't. It must be something else.
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Either shut up or go help Jackson get 
                         the force field back on.
 
               
               OUTSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Teal'c is firing and being fired upon. He retreats to the cave
 
               
               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Teal'c comes in.

               
                                     CARTER
                         How many?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Several gliders. A battalion of warriors.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ah, you're gonna want to be on this 
                         side when we get this thing up again.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Just tell us when.

               
               MARUL'S CHAMBERS

               
                                     MARUL
                         Go. Save yourselves. I will remain here 
                         as long as this flame burns.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Marul?

               
                                     MARUL
                         As long as it burns, the caretaker lives.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What caretaker?

               
                                     MARUL
                         He is not to be spoken of. It is against 
                         our law.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Look, do you want your people to survive 
                         or not?
 
               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Sam is firing at the entrance.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm almost out of ammo!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Get on this side.

               
               Sam and Teal'c run to the other side. A jaffa comes in and Sam 
               fires on him.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Daniel!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         If everyone would stop shooting for 
                         a second, maybe we could hear what we're 
                         doing.
 
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         I got it. I got it. Go, go, go.

               
               A jaffa comes round the corner and shoots Kershaw in the back 
               just as the force field goes up and she falls in the right side.
 
               
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Kershaw!

               
               Greaves runs over to her.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         I'm hurt.

               
               The jaffa start to fire on the field to no effect.

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's gonna be all right. They can't 
                         get past the force field. Colonel?
 
                         
               
               Greaves goes back to the Sentinel.

               
               MARUL'S CHAMBERS

               
               Jack is on the radio to Sam.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter. Carter, if you can hear me, 
                         we've got to find someone called the 
                         caretaker. It's like a hermit who lives 
                         near the Sentinel, apparently takes 
                         care of it.
 
               
                                     GROGAN
                         Colonel!

               
               Grogan is zatted. Jack turns and is zatted too. Jaffa grab Marul.
 
               
               
                                     JAFFA
                         One of my patrols has discovered your 
                         Sentinel. Even now warriors of the Tau'ri 
                         endeavor to repair it. I cannot allow 
                         them to succeed. Tell me how to disable 
                         to force field.
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         That would be against our highest law.
 
                         
               
                                     JAFFA
                         You would sacrifice your own life to 
                         defy me?
 
               
                                     MARUL
                         I would.

               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               Sam gives Kershaw an injection.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Colonel O'Neill, come in. (over radio) 
                         Force field must be blocking the radio 
                         signal.
 
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         We put it back the way it was. I know 
                         we did.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Obviously we didn't.

               
                                     CARTER
                         If Colonel Greaves can get it back in 
                         working order, we'll be the first to 
                         know.
 
               
               Daniel is looking at the Sentinel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait a second, I think I recognise some 
                         of these symbols. Their written language 
                         is similar to the people of P2A463.
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         So?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         So it's possible they're related.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         Don't tell me you can read that.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, I'm saying I recognise some of these 
                         symbols. On P2A463, these symbols mean 
                         life force, life energy.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Life energy?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         These ones mean two as one.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         And that means?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I have no idea but it must mean something 
                         otherwise they wouldn't have written 
                         it here.
 
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         The caretaker, Colonel.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         Shut up!

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         What if the device is only part of the 
                         equation?
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         You're guessing.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         We both know there's nothing wrong with 
                         the Sentinel. We put it back the way 
                         it was. What if the caretaker did more 
                         than just look after it?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Tell us of this caretaker.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         The night we found this place a Latonan 
                         man took us by surprise.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What happened?

               
                                     GREAVES
                         He attacked us, I defended myself.
 
                         
               
               FLASHBACK

               
               Greaves and Kershaw are looking at the Sentinel. A man with a 
               big stick comes towards them.
 
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Colonel, look out!

               
               Greaves shoots him once. The caretaker goes down.

               
               PRESENT

               
                                     GREAVES
                         My orders were to retrieve technology 
                         that could save Earth from the Goa'uld 
                         at all costs, Major. You know what that 
                         means.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You killed him?

               
                                     GREAVES
                         I defended myself.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         We should have taken him into the city. 
                         They could have saved him, we knew they 
                         could have. The caretaker, he begged 
                         us to.
 
               
               FLASHBACK

               
               Kershaw is putting pressure on the wound.

               
                                     CARETAKER
                         Please. Please I don't wish to die.
 
                         
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Colonel, maybe we can take him back 
                         to the city?
 
               
                                     CARETAKER
                         Yes, the city.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         That's not an option.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         But sir, he'll die if we just leave 
                         him here.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         We have our orders, Kershaw.

               
                                     CARETAKER
                         Then allow me to touch the Sentinel.
 
                         
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Why?

               
                                     GREAVES
                         Shut him up.

               
                                     CARETAKER
                         Allow me to touch the Sentinel just 
                         once with my hand.
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         You're not going anywhere, you're not 
                         touching anything.
 
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         This is wrong.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         It's his own damn fault for sneaking 
                         up on me like that. You got to think 
                         of the big picture here. The Sentinel 
                         could save Earth one day. We're talking 
                         about one life. One life, compared to 
                         billions of people.
 
               
                                     KERSHAW
                         We don't even know how it works.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         We'll find out.

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         Will you allow me to give him something 
                         for the pain then, sir?
 
               
                                     GREAVES
                         Fine, but that's all we can do.

               
                                     CARETAKER
                         When I die, Marul will know.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         What do you mean, he'll know?

               
               PRESENT

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         He told us if he were to die, the Latonans 
                         would know anyway.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         How so?

               
                                     KERSHAW
                         A flame in Marul's chamber would die 
                         with him. He wore a band around his 
                         wrist, it was a dead man's switch. I 
                         rigged it so nobody would know he was 
                         gone.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Two forces as one. Man and machine.
 
                         
               
                                     GREAVES
                         No, no. We missed something, we just 
                         need to find out what it is.
 
               
               The jaffa outside the forcefield leave. They come back with Jack 
               and Grogan chained up and force them to their knees.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Colonel.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You know, now would be a good time to 
                         turn that thing on.
 
               
                                     JAFFA
                         Lower the force field or your friends 
                         will be killed.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Don't do it Carter. That's an order.
 
                         
               
                                     JAFFA
                         Jaffa.

               
               The jaffa behind Jack jabs him with a pain stick.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Arrgghhh! Blow it up, don't let them 
                         have it.
 
               
                                     JAFFA
                         Jaffa.

               
               The jaffa hits him again.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Arrgghh! Do it!

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes sir.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         I can deactivate the force field.

               
               He moves to the Sentinel.

               
                                     GREAVES
                         I can do it from here.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm gonna let Colonel Greaves take down 
                         the force field, sir.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter, I gave you a direct order.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir, I understand that. I think 
                         it's the right thing to do.
 
               
               Greaves places his hands on the Sentinel. A white light appears 
               and the jaffa disappear. The light appears in the city and rises 
               taking the jaffa with it.
 
               
               INSIDE SENTINEL CAVE

               
               SG1 and Grogan look up and Greaves is gone.

               
                                     CARTER
                         He's gone.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         As are the jaffa.

               
               Sam looks at Kershaw and closes her eyes, she has died.

               
                                     GROGAN
                         What just happened?

               
                                     CARTER
                         The Sentinel was never damaged Sir, 
                         it just required a human component.
 
                         
               
               Daniel unchains Jack.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Man and machine working together to 
                         become a weapon.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The Sentinel is indeed a device of great 
                         power. We would be wise to ask the Latonans 
                         if we may study it further.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh I think I know what they'd say.
 
                         
               
               THE END

               

The Sentinel



Writers :   Ron Wilkerson
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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