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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 211

                                      "THE TOKRA"

                                           By

                                   Jonathan Glassner




               The Goa'uld are attacking the Tokra. They rush around in the 
               tunnels
 
               
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         We have to activate the Chappa'ai. Quickly, 
                         Jolinar!
 
               
               Jolinar activates the gate

               
               
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Jolinar, hurry!

               
               
               
               Sam is in the infirmary

               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I think I might have found something.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Titles

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         You don't think it was just a dream.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         No Sir. It was real. I could tell.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You could tell.

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes Sir. I don't know how, exactly, 
                         but I could tell.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So we're supposed to buy this ESP, or 
                         whatever it is?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill, when a Goa'uld infests its 
                         host, their minds intermingle, become 
                         as one. It is possible that portions 
                         of Jolinar of Malk-shur remain in Captain 
                         Carter's mind.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         These Tok'ra were on the run. They may 
                         be in trouble. Now, if we want to find 
                         them again, we should find them before 
                         they move on. They may still be at these 
                         coordinates
 
               .

                                     DANIEL
                         Now, you said their eyes glowed. Are 
                         you really sure that these Tok'ra are 
                         what Jolinar said they are? I mean, 
                         good guys, for lack of a better word.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yes? Just yes? Could you elaborate a 
                         little?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm sorry Colonel. I know it's hard 
                         to understand. I don't really understand 
                         it myself, but I am sure. I, I just 
                         know.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         According to Jaffa legend, the Tok'ra 
                         are the Goa'uld resistance. Their stated 
                         goal is the destruction of the System 
                         Lords and a change in the ways of the 
                         empire. They are hunted and despised 
                         by the Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes! My kinda guys!

               
                                     SAM
                         General Hammond, if I may. My vision 
                         is the only lead we have to go on. Shouldn't 
                         we at least check it out before they 
                         move on?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Colonel?

               
                                     JACK
                         General?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm prepared to send SG-1 through to 
                         the coordinates Captain Carter saw in 
                         her vision, if you agree.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, I know you're sceptical about 
                         these things, but I am confident that 
                         I am right on this one.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Let's check it out.

               
               
               
               The team are geared up and walking through a hallway

               
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, is it alright if I catch up 
                         with you?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We leave in ten.

               
                                     SAM
                         All I need is five.

               
               Sam phones her father

               
               
                                     SAM
                         Dad, hi, it's me, Sam.What do you mean, 
                         why am I calling? Dad? You just told 
                         me that you have cancer, you can't. 
                         Alright, okay, never mind. Listen, er, 
                         I'm about to go on a little trip.Yes, 
                         it's for the Air Force. It's not important 
                         where I'm going Dad, what's important 
                         is that I may be gone a while and I 
                         just wanted to call and see how you're 
                         doing. You're sure?
 
               
               She finishes the call. Hammond appears

               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Your father?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How is Jacob?

               
                                     SAM
                         He claims he's okay, not that he'd tell 
                         me if he weren't. Did you know he actually 
                         got an apartment here in town?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         He wanted to be closer to his daughter 
                         during.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         During his last days. Sir, this is the 
                         first time I've left on a mission where 
                         I've felt like I might be leaving something 
                         behind. Like I might miss something 
                         important.
 
               
                                     HAMMONDANIEL
                         Understandable. I'll put a temporary 
                         replacement on SG-1. You can stay here.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I wish I could, Sir, but I don't think 
                         I'm replaceable on this one. The memories 
                         of Jolinar left in my mind could be 
                         invaluable on this mission and no-one 
                         else has them.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         True, but your father.

               
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, it's okay, he doesn't want me around 
                         anyway.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sam, I've known Jacob a long time. That's 
                         not true.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, he's always too concerned about 
                         appearing the strong soldier. The last 
                         thing he would want is for me to see 
                         him in a hospital bed losing a battle. 
                         I should get going Sir, I don't wanna 
                         hold things up.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Captain! You're more like your father 
                         than you'd like to admit.
 
               
               
               
               The team arrive offworld onto a desert like planet

               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There is no evidence of footprints or 
                         tracks of any kind. If the Tok'ra were 
                         here they have not been near the gate 
                         in many days.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah, where's that yellow brick road when 
                         you need it, eh Dorothy?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         There's some sort of dunes over there.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Dunes it is. Worthless. No-one's tread 
                         here in a while.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The Tok'ra are known for their ability 
                         to mask their trails. They are, as you 
                         say, stealthy in their actions.
 
               
               Tokra appear all around them

               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, stealthy would be a good word, 
                         Teal'c.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Good guys or bad guys?

               
                                     CORDESH
                         We mean you no harm. But I warn you, 
                         if you make any aggressive moves, we 
                         will fire on you.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Same here.

               
                                     CORDESH
                         Well I think we have the advantage. 
                         There are more of us.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That is true.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         This one is a Jaffa. Apophis sect.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am no longer in the service of Apophis.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Who then are you in service to?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am allied with these, the Tau'ri, 
                         in battle against Apophis.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And all other Goa'uld.

               
                                     SAM
                         Be careful Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why?

               
                                     SAM
                         Because they are Goa'uld.

               
                                     CORDESH
                         Do not call us that. We are not Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The phone rings in Hammonds office

               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hammond. Put him through. Jacob? You 
                         okay? Oh no, I'll be right there.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The Tokra and SG1 have a stand-off

               
               
                                     JACK
                         You know, in some galaxies, this is 
                         called loitering. How long do ya think 
                         we can keep it up?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Martouf.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         I do not know this woman.

               
                                     SAM
                         But I'm right, aren't I. That's your 
                         name, Martouf.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         It is. How do you know me?

               
                                     SAM
                         I don't. But I knew someone who did. 
                         His name was Jolinar of Malkshur.
 
                         
               
                                     CORDESH
                         Where is Jolinar?

               
                                     SAM
                         He died saving my life.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's why we're here, to seek out the 
                         Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Assuming of course you are the Tok'ra.
 
                         
               
                                     CORDESH
                         And if we're not?

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, I guess we all start shooting, 
                         there's blood, death, hard feelings, 
                         it'd suck.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         And if we are this thing you call Tok'ra?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If you are indeed the Tok'ra of Jaffa 
                         legend, we should form an alliance.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I learned a lot from Jolinar. Enough 
                         to know that we could be good friends. 
                         And frankly, enough to know that you 
                         are the Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         I believe this one speaks the truth. 
                         Perhaps we should just listen to what 
                         they have to say.
 
               
               They all lower their weapons

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Well that's better, isn't it? So, take 
                         me to your leader.
 
               
                                     CORDESH
                         I will take you to whom you seek. But 
                         there is one condition. You must leave 
                         your weapons with us.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah, no.

               
                                     SAM
                         They won't hurt us, Colonel.

               
                                     JACK
                         They're Goa'ulds, Carter.

               
                                     SAM
                         They won't hurt us.

               
                                     JACK
                         And you, what, feel this?

               
                                     SAM
                         No, I can remember.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill, if they are the Tok'ra, we 
                         are in no danger.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         If you're asking for opinions, I vote 
                         we take the chance.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Okay. But I want it understood that 
                         we're doing this in the spirit of future 
                         relations. I expect us to be treated 
                         as such.
 
               
               The team put down their weapons

               
               
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Please, come closer together.

               
                                     JACK
                         Why?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack.

               
                                     SAM
                         It's okay Colonel.

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, it is?

               
               They are ringed down to the Tokra tunnels underneath the surface 
               of the planet
 
               
               
                                     CORDESH
                         This way.

               
                                     SAM
                         This looks just like the place in my 
                         dream. But that was on the planet that 
                         they, we, were fleeing.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is said throughout the legend of 
                         the Tok'ra, when they arrive on a planet 
                         they go deep underground, it is said 
                         they possess the technology to actually 
                         grow tunnels.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         This looks like some sort of crystal 
                         material, so theoretically it could 
                         be grown.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Apophis had me searching for tunnels 
                         such as these for many years. We never 
                         found them. It is believed when the 
                         Tok'ra move on, the tunnels are destroyed.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter, what's the story with this Martouf?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm not sure. I get the feeling I know 
                         almost all of these people, but my memories 
                         of Martouf are the strongest. It's like 
                         I have some weird bond with him.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Please, come this way.

               
               
               
               Hammond goes to the hospital to see Jacob

               
               
                                     JACOB
                         George.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Jacob. Are you alright?

               
                                     JACOB
                         I've been better.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I was under the impression that the 
                         cancer hadn't gone this far.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         So was I. They cleaned out all the lymph 
                         nodes, the problem is, apparently, one 
                         squadron of those little buggers got 
                         themselves reassigned to my liver.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Let me make a call, get Captain Carter 
                         recalled.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         No, there's no need.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Jacob, she should be here.

               
                                     JACOB
                         Why? Let me tell you something George, 
                         my little girl grew up seeing Daddy 
                         go off to God knows where to fight God 
                         knows who and I always came home alive 
                         and well. Now I'm going to let her sit 
                         here and watch me lose a war? To some 
                         little runts so small I can't even see 
                         them?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That's exactly what she thought you'd 
                         say. How about doing us all a favour, 
                         Jake. Cut the brave soldier routine. 
                         It's your daughter we're talking about 
                         here. She should have a chance to be 
                         here to see you through this.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         I got a feeling she's on a pretty important 
                         mission right now. Am I right?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well, yes, but there are others.

               
                                     JACOB
                         Then do me a favour and honour my wishes. 
                         Leave her there.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         This is ridiculous.

               
                                     JACOB
                         There is one thing you could do for 
                         me, George.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Anything.

               
                                     JACOB
                         Tell me what my little girl's doing.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Except that. You know it's classified.
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         George, they're telling me I don't have 
                         much time left. Who am I gonna tell? 
                         God?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm sorry, Jake.

               
               
               
               Back at the Tokra base

               
               
                                     CORDESH
                         People of the Tau'ri, let me introduce 
                         Grand Counsel Garshaw of Belote.
 
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         Greetings.

               
               
               
               They are introduced to Garshaw, who appears to be a woman in 
               her 70's
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Hi.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You are Garshaw of Belote?

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         I am.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         She is the most hunted Goa'uld of all 
                         time.
 
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         We prefer you to not refer to us as 
                         Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, we got that earlier. What should 
                         we call you?
 
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         I assume you are from the first world, 
                         the Tau'ri. Is that correct?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yup.

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         Were you among those who rid the galaxy 
                         of the Supreme System Lord Ra?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yup, that's us, that, yeah, we're those.
 
                         
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         Then in a sense, you are Tok'ra.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Of course! Tok'ra. Tok. Tok Ra, against 
                         Ra! Thank you for sharing that.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We still don't know what to call her.
 
                         
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         We too are Tok'ra.

               
                                     JACK
                         Finally!

               
                                     SAM
                         It's a pleasure to meet you.

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         I understand you were sent to us by 
                         Jolinar of Malk-shur. Please, tell us 
                         how that came to be.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, it,It's a long story. We were 
                         on this planet, Nasya, and the Goa'uld 
                         were attacking. Jolinar's host was killed, 
                         so he jumped into me while I was trying 
                         to save his host.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Please, excuse me, did you say that 
                         Jolinar's host was killed?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes. I'm sorry.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         But Jolinar lived on.

               
                                     SAM
                         Ah, yeah, for a while at least. Inside 
                         of me. Should I continue?
 
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         Please.

               
               
               
               Jacob suddenly flatlines

               
               
                                     DOCTOR
                         He's in V-tach. Let's go. Let's shock 
                         him at 200.
 
               
                                     NURSE
                         200.

               
                                     DOCTOR
                         Okay, clear. Again, 300.

               
                                     NURSE
                         300.

               
                                     DOCTOR
                         Clear. Normal sinus, okay. Hey general, 
                         how're you doing?Alright, he's in aplastic 
                         crisis. Let's give him a unit of packed 
                         cells, check his vitals every fifteen 
                         minutes. And let me know if anything 
                         changes.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Doctor.

               
                                     DOCTOR
                         He's stable, for now.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         May I ask, how long does he have?

               
                                     DOCTOR
                         Can't say with a cancer like this. Could 
                         be five days or five minutes. Sorry. 
                         If there's any family for you to contact, 
                         I recommend you get them here ASAP.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Back with the Tokra

               
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         So am I to understand you did not invite 
                         Jolinar to use you as a host?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That is correct. He did it in an emergency 
                         situation to escape an assassin.
 
               
                                     CORDESH
                         Then if you were not a voluntary host, 
                         how do we know that you did not kill 
                         Jolinar yourself?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Um, well, because I didn't. I mean, 
                         I guess you're just going to have to 
                         trust us on that.
 
               
                                     CORDESH
                         And why should we trust you?

               
                                     JACK
                         You know something? I've been asking 
                         myself the same damn question. Why should 
                         we trust you. You are, after all, Goa'ulds.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack!

               
                                     JACK
                         Don't! We've done nothing but get interrogated 
                         here. Now, are we prisoners? And are 
                         you Goa'ulds?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         J...

               
                                     JACK
                         N...

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         You are not and I have told you we are 
                         not Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I didn't.Why do you talk like that? 
                         And what's with the glowing eyes? Huh? 
                         Might it have something to do with a 
                         little reptilian activity in your heads?
 
                         
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         We have symbiotic creatures within us, 
                         yes.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well then!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well then, you can see how we might 
                         think you would be a danger to humans. 
                         You take humans as hosts.
 
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         Goa'uld take hosts. Tok'ra do not. Ours 
                         wish to be so.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         We have a truly symbiotic relationship.
 
                         
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No offence, but why would any human 
                         volunteer to be a host for a Goa'uld?
 
                         
               
                                     YOSUF
                         Perhaps I can help you? I am Yosuuf. 
                         I am Garshaw's host. I speak freely 
                         without restraint or censor. All of 
                         us who serve as hosts volunteer to do 
                         so freely.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, well, maybe you can answer my 
                         question then. Why would any human volunteer 
                         for that?
 
               
                                     YOSUF
                         Well, with the blending I gain all of 
                         Garshaw's knowledge, her wisdom  more 
                         than any human could ever attain. And 
                         my lifespan is twice what it would be 
                         without the blending. And for all this, 
                         all I have to do is share my physical 
                         body.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So you've kind of got a little Faustian 
                         deal going here, selling your soul for 
                         immortality.
 
               
                                     YOSUF
                         What you understand as soul remains 
                         intact.
 
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So this symbiotic relationship is what 
                         makes the Tok'ra different from the 
                         Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     YOSUF
                         Yes.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is also this that has thwarted the 
                         Tok'ra's efforts against the Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
                                     YOSUF
                         Your Jaffa friend is correct. If you'd 
                         like to come with me, I will show you 
                         what he means.
 
               
               They go to Selmak's room

               
               
               
                                     YOSUF
                         Allow me to introduce Selmak.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Her host's name is Saroosh. She is one 
                         of the oldest and wisest among us, an 
                         important leader for our cause. However, 
                         she is unfortunately very ill, and will 
                         soon die.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         How old is she?

               
                                     YOSUF
                         She will be 203 of your years in a few 
                         of your days.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm sorry, I was under the impression 
                         that Goa'uld lived much longer than 
                         200 years.
 
               
                                     YOSUF
                         Goa'uld do, the Tok'ra don't.

               
                                     SAM
                         That's because you don't use the sarcophagus, 
                         right?
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         That's correct. We believe to do so 
                         would drain the good from our hearts.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I can vouch for that.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         That's why our numbers don't grow large 
                         enough to defeat the massive forces 
                         aligned with System Lords.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Zero or negative population growth. 
                         Since you won't take new hosts by force, 
                         most of the time the Goa'uld dies with 
                         the host.
 
               
                                     YOSUF
                         And this is what is about to happen 
                         to Selmak.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Unless one of you wishes to volunteer 
                         to serve as a host.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm gonna pass on that.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, although it does sound very fascinating, 
                         I think it's a little too long term 
                         for me.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm sorry, I've already been through 
                         that.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Sorry, I didn't mean to startle you.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         You shouldn't sneak up on a person like 
                         that.
 
               
                                     YOSUF
                         We didn't mean to upset you with the 
                         suggestion of becoming a host.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well as long as you take no for an answer.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Be assured that we have never forced 
                         a human to become a host. It goes against 
                         all that we believe in.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, well, you know Captain Carter 
                         didn't exactly invite Jolinar in.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes Sir, but I believe he was sincere 
                         about wanting to leave me as soon as 
                         he found another host.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         If he found one.

               
                                     YOSUF
                         I'm curious, if you're not interested 
                         in becoming a host, then why did you 
                         seek us out?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         To form an alliance.

               
                                     YOSUF
                         Yes, so you've said, but it's apparent 
                         that the thought of an alliance disgusts 
                         you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait a minute, you think by 'form an 
                         alliance' we mean we want to become 
                         hosts?
 
               
                                     YOSUF
                         Well what other sort of an alliance 
                         could a non-blended human and a Tok'ra 
                         want to have?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, we do have a common enemy, how 
                         about a friendship?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We could share information.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We can engage in battles, side by side.
 
                         
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         I do not believe you could be of any 
                         service to us. You are neither strong 
                         enough, nor advanced enough.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We're not?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You are incorrect. It was these who 
                         destroyed two Goa'uld motherships.
 
                         
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         That was you? We had operatives who 
                         died on board those vessels.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh boy.

               
                                     SAM
                         We were only defending our planet.
 
                         
               
                                     YOSUF
                         We didn't know that they had travelled 
                         to the Tau'ri. This information, it 
                         explains a lot. At least now we know 
                         how and why out operatives died, and 
                         for that we are truly grateful.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So maybe we can be of service.

               
                                     YOSUF
                         Perhaps you are correct. I will try 
                         to convince the Council of Tok'ra to 
                         meet with you.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah, excuse me? Are we prisoners here?
 
                         
               
                                     YOSUF
                         Well until we decide what level of information 
                         to entrust to you, we cannot allow you 
                         to roam this facility freely. I'm sorry.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Would you like to take a walk on the 
                         surface?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     SAM
                         Why?

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         I would like to hear more of Jolinar 
                         of Malkshur.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Okay.

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, yeah, sure.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         I'm only inviting Captain Carter. What 
                         we have to discuss is private. I hope 
                         you understand.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Actually, no, I don't.

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, I think I should go with him. 
                         I think I need to go with him. There's 
                         a lot of questions he could answer about 
                         Jolinar.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         I assure you Sir, she will be very safe 
                         with me.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, I need to do this, please.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Okay Son, but I want you to have her 
                         back by 11 o'clock. You understand?
 
                         
               
               
               
               Martouf and Sam are up on the surface

               
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         You feeling any better?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah, thanks.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Please, ah, tell me of Jolinar.

               
                                     SAM
                         I get the feeling you knew him way better 
                         than I ever did.
 
               
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         I'm sure. For one thing, he was a she.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         What? You're kidding!

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Well, actually, that isn't accurate. 
                         The symbiote does not have a gender. 
                         However, Jolinar has always been in 
                         female hosts.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, actually, the host I found him 
                         in, her in, was a male.
 
               
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Really? Must have been another method 
                         of hiding from the Ashrak. Tell me of 
                         Jolinar's last days.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, it's kind of weird, it's like 
                         I'm left with these intuitions, feelings. 
                         I know this, she sacrificed herself 
                         to save me. That speaks a ton about 
                         her character as far as I'm concerned. 
                         I'm sorry, are you okay?
 
               
                                     LANTASH
                         I'm sorry, Martouf is having a more 
                         difficult time handling this than I 
                         am.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So you're his symbiote, Lantash, right?
 
                         
               
                                     LANTASH
                         Yes. Martouf is the name of my host.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah, I knew that. I seem to know pretty 
                         much everything about you. When I'm 
                         with you, I feel a different sort of, 
                         I don't know, recognition, than I do 
                         with the other Tok'ra. Is there something 
                         different about your relationship to 
                         Jolinar?
 
               
                                     LANTASH
                         Jolinar and I were together for nearly 
                         100 of your years. She was my mate.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Oh. How does that work? She was whose 
                         mate? Martouf, or Lantash?
 
               
                                     LANTASH
                         Both.

               
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Now let me attempt an explanation. As 
                         I said before, ours is a truly symbiotic 
                         relationship. So what I feel, Lantash 
                         feels. And what Lantash feels, I feel.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         So when one of you is in love, you both 
                         feel it.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Yes, we love as one. And, and we mourn 
                         as one.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm sorry.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Don't be sorry. We want you to truly 
                         comprehend this so that you'll better 
                         understand us.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Okay, well, I am curious. What was Jolinar's 
                         host like?
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Jolinar's host, Rosha, was very beautiful. 
                         She had eyes like the oceans of Marloon, 
                         hair was the colour of Abydos, and her 
                         smile was, was as infectious as laughter. 
                         In fact, Rosha looked very much like 
                         you Captain Carter. You are very beautiful. 
                         You'd make a lovely new host for Selmak. 
                         I'm sorry, I've said something to upset 
                         you.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         No. Yes! It's difficult enough with 
                         just the remnants of Jolinar in here. 
                         The last thing I need is another person,symbiote,whatever.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         I didn't mean to upset you so.

               
                                     SAM
                         It's just the thought of going through 
                         that again.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Don't give it another moment's thought. 
                         It was an inappropriate suggestion. 
                         Please understand that it came from 
                         a deep desire to have Jolinar back in 
                         my life in some form.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         This must be what it feels like to be 
                         schizophrenic.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         What is schizophrenic?

               
               
                                     SAM
                         It's a mental illness humans have. It's 
                         like a split personality. Two people 
                         in one brain. I mean, there's me, Samantha 
                         Carter, and then there's this leftover 
                         part of Jolinar that feels things like.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Like?

               
                                     SAM
                         Like some pretty deep feelings for you.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Jolinar left this imprint on your mind?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         I'm sorry if it makes you uncomfortable, 
                         but..
 
               
                                     SAM
                         No! It's just, what you had, you and 
                         Jolinar, you were in love longer than 
                         I've been alive! Hell, longer than I 
                         will be alive!
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         She left this feeling with you? You 
                         can feel how she felt for me?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes. And it's confusing the hell outta 
                         me.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Why?

               
                                     SAM
                         Because it's not just in my mind like 
                         a memory, I feel it. Like I've had this 
                         relationship with you for 100 years. 
                         I don't know if I can describe it with 
                         words. What Jolinar felt for you, I 
                         don't even think I'm capable of comprehending.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Maybe there's another way you can communicate 
                         it. Perhaps in a way other than words.
 
                         
               
               Daniel rushes up

               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam!

               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Learning a lot about Jolinar?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah, you'd be surprised how much.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Tok'ra Council's agreed to meet 
                         with us. Jack thought you might want 
                         to be there.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah.

               
               
               
               The team go through the Tokra tunnels

               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Quite the place you've got here.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Is it true these facilities are grown?
 
                         
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         It is. When we arrive at the new base, 
                         we plant certain crystals, and they 
                         grown into all that you see.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wow.

               
               
               Cordesh walks away and Jack follows him. He see's him retrieve 
               a Goa'uld orb
 
               
               
                                     CORDESH
                         May I help you?

               
                                     JACK
                         No, thanks, I was just looking around.
 
                         
               
                                     CORDESH
                         This is not the way to the new Council 
                         chambers.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh! Well, I'm sorry.

               
                                     CORDESH
                         But I'd be happy to answer any questions 
                         you might have. These are my private 
                         quarters.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Not very private.

               
                                     CORDESH
                         The Tok'ra hold no secrets from each 
                         other. There is no need for doors or 
                         partitions. Can I show you back to your 
                         group?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Uh, no, thanks. I can find my own way 
                         back.
 
               
               
               
               Back with the others

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         How fast can you grow a facility like 
                         this?
 
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         Quite rapidly. We build only as we need. 
                         That is why we are only now adding the 
                         corridor and the Council chambers. See 
                         for yourselves.
 
               
               They show a new tunnel being made

               
               
                                     JACK
                         What the hell?

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         This Chamber is newly grown. Until now 
                         we had no reason to convene the Council 
                         of Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So this is some sort of accelerated 
                         crystal growth?
 
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         That is correct. We have learned to 
                         pattern the natural tendencies of the 
                         crystal.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Like a geode.

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         People of the Tau'ri, allow me to introduce 
                         the Grand Council of the Tok'ra.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Hiya folks, nice to meet you.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Uh, we're very grateful. We're representatives 
                         of a planet called Earth.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is an honour.

               
                                     JACOB
                         The council has reviewed your proposal 
                         of an alliance between our peoples.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         And?

               
                                     TOKRA
                         We would like you to understand our 
                         situation. We are an illegal resistance 
                         group within the Goa'uld. We are the 
                         most hunted, most hated enemies of the 
                         System Lords.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey, we haven't made too many friends 
                         along the way either.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The secrets of the Tok'ra would never 
                         be revealed. It is not the way of the 
                         Tau'ri.
 
               
                                     CORDESH
                         Not intentionally. But you might be 
                         followed to us, you might be tortured 
                         into revealing our whereabouts or a 
                         spy might be introduced into your midst.
 
                         
               
                                     TOKRA
                         We would like to know what you have 
                         to offer us that is of sufficient value 
                         to justify our exposure.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, I think we've got a lot of things.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The Tau'ri have become quite advanced.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm sure we have something you could 
                         use.
 
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         Please, give us an example.

               
                                     JACK
                         Sure. Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I mean, after all, we have the 
                         same goals in mind.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Perhaps there's some technology that 
                         could be of use.
 
               
                                     CORDESH
                         Technology other than our own is useless 
                         to us. We are infiltrators. We work 
                         from within the Goa'uld. Therefore it 
                         is important that we appear to be Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
               
               
               A Tokra enters and whispers to the council

               
               
               
               
                                     GARSHAW
                         Bring them in! What are your people 
                         planning?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Beg your pardon?

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         The Chaapa-ai just activated, and brought 
                         forth these!
 
               
               SG3 are brought in

               
               
                                     SAM
                         SG-3.

               
                                     JACK
                         Colonel Makepeace? What are you doing 
                         here?
 
               
                                     MAKEPEACE
                         General Hammond sent us to extract Captain 
                         Carter.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Why?

               
                                     MAKEPEACE
                         I'm afraid it's your father, Captain. 
                         He's in the hospital in a serious condition.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You have to let her go home.

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         I'm sorry, I cannot do that.

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Why not?

                                     GARSHAW
                         I'm afraid we have made our decision. 
                         We have decided not to accept your request 
                         for an alliance.
 
               
                                     CORDESH
                         Therefore you shall be our guests until 
                         such time as we decide to move to another 
                         planet.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         I'm sure you understand with your knowledge 
                         of this planet, you have become a security 
                         risk. We cannot allow you to leave until 
                         we have moved somewhere else that you 
                         do not know about.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well surely as Tok'ra you're more compassionate 
                         than that? Captain Carter's father is 
                         dying, I mean at least let her go.
 
                         
               
                                     CORDESH
                         She is the highest risk of all. She 
                         contains the memory of Jolinar of Malkshur.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We are not the only ones who have knowledge 
                         of this planet. Those we left behind 
                         on the Tau'ri also possess this knowledge.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         As evidenced by our friends here.

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         It is our wish that your lack of return 
                         will convince them that we are Goa'uld 
                         and not Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You want them to think that we're dead.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well that kinda sucks.

               
                                     GARSHAW
                         I'm sorry. We will try to make you as 
                         comfortable as possible.
 
               
               To be continued

               
               
               
               
               

The Tokra



Writers :   Jonathan Glassner
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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