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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 508

                                      "THE TOMB"

                                           By

                             Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie




               We open with some ancient ruins.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Walking in, to Danny) Hey! I thought 
                         you said this was the main entrance.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         It is. We just ... need to find a way 
                         to open it.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not recognize the symbols.

               
                                     DANNY
                         It's Babylonian. (Touching the wall) 
                         It's incredible.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What is?

               
                                     DANNY
                         well, unlike Phoenician Unebrite cutinform, 
                         these characters are pictograms rather 
                         than representations of unique sound 
                         symbols.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Does it say how to open the pyramid?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Ziggurat.

               
                                     JACK
                         Huh?

               
                                     DANNY
                         You said "Pyramid". It's a ... a ... 
                         ziggurat.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. Open the door.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, it might not be so easy. I'm gonna 
                         have to go back to Earth for a reference.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         How hard could it be?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Very. It's a dead language, and I doubt 
                         anyone's even stood here for 3,000 years.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I wouldnít be so sure about that.

               
                                     JACK
                         What ya got there?

               
                                     SAM
                         An empty pack of cigarettes ... they're 
                         Russian.
 
               
               OPENING CREDITS

               
               CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN COMPLEX --- daytime.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major?

               
                                     SAM
                         The Russian stargate program was only 
                         up for 37 days. Now, we've seen their 
                         logs, and the lists of planets they've 
                         visited, and P2X-338 was not one of 
                         them.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps they deceived us.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         At the moment, all they're admitting 
                         to is that there may have been some 
                         unauthorized use of their gate.
 
               
               JACK What's that supposed to mean?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (passing out reports) This is Major 
                         Valentine Korinski. He was serving under 
                         Colonel Zackalav at the base in Siberia. 
                         It now appears that he was also taking 
                         secret orders from certain hard-lined 
                         elements in Russian Army Intelligence. 
                         He disappeared 6 days before we were 
                         called in to deactivate the Russian 
                         gate.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         And they think he went off world.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Pics of soldiers are show ... Peter 
                         DeLouise alert! He's one of the pictures) 
                         Along with 2 other officers and an archeologist 
                         name Alexander Britski.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I know his work ... he's an expert of 
                         ancient Mesopotamia.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Why would they go behind Sokalov's back?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps for the same reason the NID 
                         conducted off-world operations without 
                         the knowledge of Stargate Command.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         TO steal Alien Technology at any cost.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         And, well, why 338 instead of some other 
                         planet?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That is yet to be determined.

               
                                     DANNY
                         If they went thru the gate before everyone 
                         at the Russian base was killed, they 
                         could still be out there.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's doubtful they could have survived 
                         this long. The planet's surface temperature 
                         averages 135 degrees Fahrenheit.. in 
                         the shade.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Shade? I don't remember shade.

               
                                     DANNY
                         They could have taken shelter in the 
                         temple.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Sarcastically) Oh, so they figured 
                         out how to open the temple?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I'll ... figure out the door.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Should they not have attempted to return 
                         by now?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Not without exposing their operation. 
                         They could still be waiting for some 
                         kind of signal.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         She's got a point, Sir. The Russian 
                         commando's could be pretty hard-core. 
                         They'd wait forever before they'd violate 
                         mission protocol.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm aware of that Colonel. That's why 
                         I'm gonna allow a second Russian team 
                         to accompany you back to the planet.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It's going to be a joint mission. Full 
                         disclosure. Full cooperation.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         May I ASK why ... Sir?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The Russians have been pushing for more 
                         direct involvement in the Stargate Program 
                         for quite some time . We've been resisting, 
                         but in this particular case, it might 
                         be useful to have them on board.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes. Well, General, You know I'm a big 
                         fan of the Russians and ... international 
                         relations are a big hobby of mine, However, 
                         I ... do believe that SG-1 should handle 
                         this one ... *ALONE!*
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Decisions been made, Colonel ... they're 
                         on their way.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               DANNY'S LAB

               
               He's typing in his computer, Jack and Sam walk in.

               
                                     SAM
                         ... because we have an agreement, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, you see them holding their end 
                         of it?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         well, have we?

               
                                     JACK
                         (A moment of silence) NO!

               
                                     SAM
                         If Thor's ship hadn't crashed into the 
                         ocean, we never would have told them 
                         about the stargate.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey. (Raised voice) Who's side are you 
                         on?!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm just saying we should at least TRY 
                         to work together.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter, when you go thru that gate, 
                         you gotta know your team members are 
                         watching your six.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Actually in Russian, they'd be watching 
                         your schist.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Huh?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Which I suppose are neither here nor 
                         there.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Have you figured out howe to open that 
                         pyramid yet?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Ziggurat. and, yet, I think I have. 
                         In order to expedite matters, the Russians 
                         emailed me the notes of their archeologist, 
                         Doctor Britski. The temple is dedicated 
                         to the Babylonian God, Marduk.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         And Marduk was a Goa'Uld?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, it seams likely. The word 'Babylon' 
                         literally means 'gate of the gods', 
                         so if there was a connection, it wouldn't 
                         surprise me. (Phone rings, Danny clears 
                         his throat, and answers it) Hello? (Silence) 
                         Yeah, OK.(Hangs up phone.) The Russians 
                         are coming.
 
               
               A man pours himself a cup of coffee and says something that sounds 
               negative in reference to the coffee.
 
               
                                     OTHER MAN
                         (Older)(Heavy accent) (In reference 
                         to the stargate) Nice view.
 
               
                                     YOUNG MAN
                         (Heavy accent) Oh, yeah. Colonel.

               
               Hammond and SG-1 walk in, there's a woman standing at attention.
 
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Good morning, Gentlemen.

               
                                     JACK
                         And MaíHam. There's a ... MaíHam , Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (To everyone) At ease. (To older man) 
                         You must be Colonel Zukov(Just Colonel 
                         from now on).
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         It's a pleasure to meet you, General 
                         Hammond. Allow me to introduce Major 
                         Vilarri (In reference to the coffee 
                         drinking young man, who will be called 
                         Major from now on), and Lieutenants 
                         Marchica (A man, will be called man 
                         from now on) and Tovenue. (The woman 
                         who will be known as woman from now 
                         on)
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Welcome to Stargate Command. This is 
                         Colonel Jack O'Neill, Major Samantha 
                         Carter, Doctor Daniel Jackson, and Teal'C.
 
                         
               
                                     COLONEL
                         The FAMOUS Colonel O'Neill. (They shake 
                         hands) I believe me have a mutual friend.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We do?

               
                                     COLONEL
                         Doctor Svelana Markov. She spoke very 
                         highly ... of all of you.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Before we proceed, perhaps you'd like 
                         to get some rest ... maybe something 
                         to eat?
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         We took the precaution of eating before 
                         we came.
 
               
                                     MAJOR
                         What Colonel Zukov means is we'd like 
                         to get to work as quickly as possible.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very well. (All sit with the exception 
                         of Danny) Doctor Jackson?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (He dims the lights, and puts up a map 
                         of Earth.) 2 years ago, Doctor Alexander 
                         Britski began an excavation near Rafa 
                         in Southern Iraq. He found several stone 
                         tablets engraved with Babylonian cuneiform, 
                         and one with a set of symbols he didn't 
                         recognize ...
 
               
               The symbol for Earth is clearly visible. (The pyramid with the 
               circle above it)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Gate coordinates.

               
                                     DANNY
                         In fact the coordinates to P2X-338. 
                         Doctor Britski had no idea of their 
                         significance, but someone must have 
                         recognized something, because the results 
                         of the dig were never published and 
                         the whole thing became classified.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Wait a minute ... two years ago, the 
                         Russians haven't even SEEN a Stargate.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah, but they DID have a DHD. The one 
                         discovered by the Germans in 1906, and 
                         taken by the Red Army at he end of the 
                         second World War.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So, when they finally got their program 
                         up and running, they must have added 
                         P2X-338 on the list of addresses supplied 
                         by Colonel Maybourne.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That doesn't explain why they didn't 
                         just send a regular team.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Did Doctor Britski say why they singled 
                         this planet out?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Along with the coordinates, the tablet 
                         included a reference to something called 
                         the 'Eye of Tiamat.' It was a large 
                         jewel of some kind which supposedly 
                         endowed Marduk with great magical ability.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         THAT wouldn't be why your people wanted 
                         to keep this all (Whispers) *Quiet*?
 
                         
               
                                     COLONEL
                         Need I remind you, Colonel, that the 
                         United States has operated the Stargate 
                         in SECRET for YEARS with the expressed 
                         PURPOSE of obtaining Alien technology?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         That was before we had an agreement 
                         to share information.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         You took it upon yourselves to represent 
                         the interests of the entire planet without 
                         consulting anyone. You exposed the world 
                         to countless dangers.
 
               
                                     JACK 
                         AT least we dealt with it. It only took 
                         you folks what ...a month ... to find 
                         something you couldn't handle?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Gentlemen, Please. We seem to be going 
                         a little bit off topic.
 
               
                                     MAJOR
                         Doctor Jackson? What about the entrance? 
                         Can you get us inside?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah ... (Quietly to himself) Yeah ... 
                         (Louder, to group) ;) The engraving 
                         on the door are ... are ... some kind 
                         of ... code ... it's like a... giant 
                         combination lock ... it's just a matter 
                         of activating the correct symbols in 
                         the proper sequence.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I have utmost confidence in your abilities, 
                         Doctor. (Looks @ Jack) You have a go.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (After looking at the Russians) Swell. 
                         (Forced smile)
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         (Walking in the hallway) Is that the 
                         P90, Colonel?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Fifty round horizontal clip, 900 Armour-piercing 
                         rounds per minute. Feel the weight of 
                         that sucker.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         impressive. But I prefer the Russian 
                         Sestavam 85.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Those are made in Yugoslavia, aren't 
                         they?
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron 7 locked!

               
                                     JACK
                         SG-1 ... move out!

               
               SG-1 moves out. The Colonel gives his people orders in Russian, 
               and they leave.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What was that all about?

               
                                     COLONEL
                         I was just wishing them the best of 
                         luck.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Right ... look, Zukov, letís get something 
                         straight here ... Iím the ranking Senior 
                         Officer on this mission.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         It is a joint operation ... and we are 
                         of equal rank.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Which means you should appreciate the 
                         need for a clear chain of command.
 
                         
               
                                     COLONEL
                         Of course!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel? Is there a problem?

               
                                     JACK & COLONEL
                         (Together) No, Sir!

               
                                     JACK
                         (Walks up to gate, and hits it) After 
                         you! (The Colonel walks thru the gate, 
                         Jack gives Hammond a fake smile, and 
                         walks thru)
 
               
               IN THE ZIGGERAT (Everyone is hot, and bored waiting for Danny 
               to open the door)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Beat) Daniel ...

               
                                     DANNY
                         Just about there.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Rubbing his head) You said that an 
                         hour ago.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Rather sarcastically) Hey, look, if 
                         you wanna give this a try, be my guest.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Claps hands) Carter, break out the 
                         C-4.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait, 
                         Wait, wait ... WAIT! (Closes his book) 
                         I think I got it! Itís uh ... itís the 
                         standard retelling of Babylonian Creation 
                         Myth. Marduk says the winged serpent 
                         Tiamat in 2, He ... used half of her to 
                         create the sky, the other half to create 
                         the Earth.
 
               
                                     MAJOR
                         How does that help us, Doctor Jackson?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, you see? Some of the text has 
                         been deliberately placed out of order. 
                         Only a Priest of Marduk would be able 
                         to spot the discrepancies. Here ... (Presses 
                         stone) here ... Presses stone) and ... here 
                         ... (Presses stone, and the stone moves, 
                         making a loud noise.) The tomb begins 
                         to open, showing the inside view of 
                         the tomb looking out at the teams. Rocks 
                         are falling in the doorway. Itís very 
                         noisy and takes about half a minute 
                         to open.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Nice job. They walk a little ways all 
                         you see is the flashlights, and falling 
                         debris
 
               
                                     SAM
                         This doesnít seem very stable.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Itís over 4,000 years old. The reach 
                         a fork. (Thatís a road that splits in 
                         two directions ;))
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Which way?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I donít know.

               
                                     COLONEL
                         We should split up. You take your team 
                         down here ... Weíll go down there.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         All right, but TealíC goes with you. 
                         (A couple seconds silence) For your 
                         own protection.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         Than perhaps you should take Lt. Marcheckle 
                         ... for the same reason.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Not to happy with the suggestion) Fine! 
                         ... Move out. They walk a little way, 
                         Sam stops.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel ... The outline of a booted foot 
                         is seen, sitting down against the wall.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Cautiously) Identify yourself. (The 
                         Russian guy I assume says ĎIdentify 
                         yourselfí in Russian) (The light is 
                         shown on the body, and itís a skeleton) 
                         AWWW ... (Sam checks the dog tag on the 
                         body) (To Russian) This one of yours?
 
                         
               
                                     MAN
                         Da.

               
                                     DANNY
                         If these men disappeared just 10 months 
                         ago, how could one of their bodies completely 
                         decompose so fast? Close up of the body 
                         is shown. The skull clearly has scratches 
                         and teeth marks. (If I could see them 
                         on the ASF, they were clear as day on 
                         the big screen! ;))
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It didnít decompose. This skeleton is 
                         covered in tiny teeth marks.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Something ATE this guy?

               
                                     SAM
                         Stripped the flesh right from his bones!
 
                         
               
                                     MAN
                         (Russian) Boze moj!. (ThatĎs what it 
                         sounded like)(Mean's: Oh my God!)
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         You can say that again. The Russian 
                         team is shown walking thru the halls. 
                         They come into a big room with a Sarcophagus 
                         right in the middle of it.
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         It appears to be a sarcophagus.

               
               Back to SG-1 ... The Russian covers the skeleton with his jacket.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Zukov, this is OíNeill.

               
                                     COLONEL
                         What is it, Colonel?

               
                                     JACK
                         We found one of Kirinskiís men ... heís 
                         dead. Exercise extreme caution.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         Understood. We found a sarcophagus. 
                         Weíll investigate.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Negative! Hold your positions till we 
                         get there. (Seconds later) Zukov respond. 
                         ZUKOV?!
 
               
               The Colonel curses in Russian, then shouts an order. The other 
               2 Russians move toward the sarc.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Dammit ... fall back.

               
                                     TEALíC
                         You are disobeying a direct order.
 
                         
               
                                     COLONEL
                         I trust Colonel OíNeill wonít take it 
                         personally. The colonel walks up to 
                         the sarc, and steps on the rock below 
                         it. It crunches. He curses in Russian. 
                         The walls start to shake, and he shouts 
                         orders in Russian. They all run, screaming 
                         toward the fork from earlier. They meet 
                         up with SG-1 at the fork, and continue 
                         running toward the tomb door. The male 
                         Lt. , the one that went with Jack, Danny 
                         and Sam, runs screaming toward the door. 
                         Heís trying to get out ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Screaming ) GET OUT OF THERE!!!!!!!! 
                         The woman screams his name, and he is 
                         shown being crushed in the door. She 
                         ruins toward him, being stopped by Jack, 
                         who holds on to her. The door closes 
                         on him, trapping the rest inside the 
                         tomb. The woman bows her head.
 
               
               BACK IN SARCOPHAGUS ROOM

               
                                     DANNY
                         Interesting trap ... doesnít really PROTECT 
                         the Sarcophagus, but it DOES lock you 
                         in with it!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (To Colonel) I told you to hold your 
                         position!
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         The mission requires that we thoroughly 
                         explore the area.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I gave you an ORDER!

               
                                     COLONEL 
                         Someone would have set off the trap 
                         eventually. (Coldly) Itís just as well.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         One of your OWN men is dead! (Quietly) 
                         Where I come from, that tends to make 
                         a commander just (Yelling) A LITTLE 
                         UPSET!!!!!!!!
 
               
                                     COLONEL 
                         Where I come from, Casualties are expected.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Disbelieving) What?!

               
                                     SAM
                         (Looks at Jack) Colonel, we still need 
                         to find a way out of here.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Shouldnít we ... open this first, see 
                         if thereís no one home?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         TealíC, have you ever seen anything 
                         like this?
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         Indeed I have not.

               
                                     SAM
                         Itís like someone tried to seal the 
                         sarcophagus from the outside.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Holding up a blowtorch) Kirinskiís 
                         team must have cut it open with a blowtorch.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Open it up.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Walks to side of sarc) Thereís no crystal, 
                         thereís no, uh ...button to open it.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, for crying out loud! Iíll do it 
                         myself! (They all pull the doors apart 
                         manually) Pull! (All the men grunts 
                         and struggles; Sam raises her gun) (They 
                         open it, and a SKELETON is shown) So 
                         much for Marduk!
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         I thought a sarcophagus could keep one 
                         alive indefinitely!
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         Perhaps it malfunctioned.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Looking closely at the body) Yeah, 
                         but I donít think thatís what killed 
                         him. These bones exhibits the same marking 
                         as the skeleton we found. Whatever killed 
                         the Russian soldier killed the GoaíUld 
                         as well.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Howíd it get in there?

               
                                     SAM
                         I donít know.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Looks around) The better question is 
                         ... where is it now? A cocoon is shown 
                         on the wall, with a leg coming out of 
                         it. (Uh-Oh!)
 
               
               BACK TO SARC ROOM

               
               Dannyís looking at a wall reading it.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, weíve got a problem.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Sarcastically) Weíve got a lot of problems, 
                         Carter ... can ya be a little more spacific?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We can stretch out our food rations, 
                         but our water is limited to 5 days.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We wonít be here that long.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         (Heavy accent) So, now, what do we do?
 
                         
               
                                     MAJOR
                         We can use plastic explosives to blast 
                         a hole in the entrance.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (After giving him a look) (Sarcastically) 
                         Yeah, we could do that ... and also bury 
                         us under a ton of Ziggerat.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         The Colonel is right, Major. The time 
                         has not yet come for such desperate 
                         measures.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What about this writing ... any mention 
                         of a back door?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No, this portion of the text just talks 
                         about the final fate of Marduk.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I think we know the final fate of ... 
                         Marduk.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, apparently, he was such an evil 
                         tyrant, that his own priests rebelled 
                         against him. They sealed him in the 
                         sarcophagus, and placed some thing in 
                         there with him. Thereís no direct translation, 
                         for the word, but I assume itís the 
                         reference to the creature that ... ATE 
                         him.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Are you saying he was eaten alive?!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         The sarcophagus would have done itís 
                         best to continuously KEEP him alive, 
                         so ... it probably would have taken a 
                         while! Sam looks disgusted.
 
               
                                     WOMAN
                         Bojomoy. (Same word as the other Lt. 
                         Said)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         O-Kay! Thatís officially the WORSE way 
                         to go!
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         It would seem his fate is very well 
                         deserved.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Marduk would have died eventually, but 
                         ... the creature must have stayed alive 
                         in the sarcophagus until ... Major Kerinski 
                         and his team came along.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         They let it out; it killed them.

               
                                     COLONEL
                         Weíve only found one body.

               
                                     JACK
                         All right. Hereís the deal ... Weíre gonna 
                         search this place top to bottom. Weíre 
                         looking for a way out, and the rest 
                         of Kirinskiís team. Everybody GOT that?!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Iíd like to uh ... stay and finish this 
                         translation. It might be useful.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Fine! The rest of us will pair off ... 
                         TealíC, youíre with Zukov, Carter with 
                         Tolinov, Major, youĎ;re with me. Danny 
                         goes back to the wall. Zukov and TealíC 
                         are shown walking down a hallway. The 
                         ladies are shown. Sam shines her light 
                         up on the wall.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Hold it. I got something.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         What is it? Sam shines her light up 
                         at the empty cocoon.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Looks like some sort of cocoon ... itís 
                         empty. (Something is seen crawling behind 
                         the woman on the wall. The women turn) 
                         What is it?
 
               
                                     WOMAN
                         I thought I heard something.

               
                                     COLONEL
                         itís Britski.

               
                                     TEALíC
                         (Into Radio) Colonel OíNeill?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah? Go ahead.

               
                                     TEALíC
                         Colonel Zukov and I have found additional 
                         skeletal remains. Along with equipment 
                         and personal items.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Any sign of ... a creature?

               
                                     TEALíC
                         (Looks around) Negative. COLONEL: Colonel 
                         OíNeill, this is Zukov. I have what 
                         appears to be Britskiís personal log.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         all right, take it back to Daniel, have 
                         him take a look at it.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         Very well. TealíC turns to leave, and 
                         The Colonel finds the Eye of Tiamat 
                         He pockets it.
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         (From corridor) Colonel Zukov?

               
                                     COLONEL
                         Coming! Back to the ladies.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         There it is again.

               
                                     SAM
                         I donít see anything.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         (Creatureís Point Of View is shown as 
                         she approaches it) Itís around here 
                         somewhere. She ladies shine their lights 
                         on the wall. The creatureís point of 
                         view is shown again as the woman shines 
                         the light directly on it. He eyes widen 
                         as the creature screeches, and attacks 
                         her. Machine gun fire is faintly heard.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Walking) Daniel? Report!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Itís not me!

               
                                     JACK
                         (Running) Carter?! Whatís your situation? 
                         (The run toward the gunfire sound. The 
                         woman is shown sitting against the wall, 
                         while Sam continues to shoot her gun. 
                         Jack taps her shoulder.) Carter?!
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (Stops shooting) Iím all right.

               
                                     MAJOR
                         (Kneeling at the woman) What happened?!
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         The creature attacked us.

               
                                     MAJOR
                         (She has a bad wound on her neck) I 
                         think sheís going into shock.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Get her back to the main chamber ... TealíC? 
                         (TealíC picks her up.)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, itís still alive.

               
                                     JACK
                         well, weíll kill it.

               
                                     SAM
                         No, thatís not what I mean ... I sensed 
                         a presence.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What are you talking about?

               
                                     SAM
                         The symbiote ... The GoaíUld symbiote 
                         ... itís still alive. Itís inside that 
                         thing. (Sam looks at the womanís neck) 
                         The creature must have Injected her 
                         with some kind of venom. Her bodyís 
                         shutting down.
 
               
                                     MAJOR
                         What can we do?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, Iíve given her a shot of epinephrine 
                         ... That should buy us some time. If we 
                         donít get her back to the SGC soon, 
                         sheís not gonna make it.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Sheís right. The same thing happened 
                         to the other team according to Dr. Brintskiís 
                         journal. The creature escaped when they 
                         opened the sarcophagus, attacked Major 
                         Korinski, he was dead within 2 hours.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK 
                         Any mention of what happened to the 
                         others?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         2 people died when a passageway collapsed, 
                         and ... the last entry reads: ĎIím all 
                         alone now, thereís no escape ... only 
                         one course of action remains ...í
 
               
                                     MAJOR
                         A cyanide pill. They were given to all 
                         Russian Stargate Personnel.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         (Jack grins at him) Colonel, we no longer 
                         have a choice ... we HAVE to use the C-4.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Weíre not done searching yet, Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     COLONEL
                         Lt. Tovinofa is running out of time!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Iím well aware of that, Colonel. But, 
                         weíre not gonna risk any more lives 
                         until weíve exhausted our options.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Hey, take a look at this ... itís a sketch 
                         of an artifact Doctor Britski found 
                         inside the sarcophagus ... he thought 
                         it might be the ďEye of TiamentĒ.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You guys find anything like this with 
                         the journal?
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         There was nothing but old equipment 
                         and spoiled rations.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Then, where is it?

               
                                     MAJOR
                         Colonel, Surely the recovery of this 
                         artifact is no longer a priority.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         It never WAS a priority. This was SUPPOSED 
                         to be a rescue mission.
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         It would appear thereís no one left 
                         to rescue.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, I wouldnít say THAT. The teams 
                         apparently split up again. Sam and TealíC 
                         are together, and are walking down a 
                         hallway. They come across some blood.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         It looks like blood.

               
                                     TEALíC
                         Indeed.

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel OíNeill, this is Carter ...

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, go ahead.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, TealíC and I found traces of blood 
                         ... I think I may have wounded the creature.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, wonít itís SNAKE fix it?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Shares a look with TealíC) Well, it 
                         depends on how bad the injury is, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         All right ... stay sharp.

               
               BACK TO SARCOPHAGUS ROOM

               
               DannyĎs studying the text. The Major is checking the woman.
 
               
               
                                     DANNY
                         How is she?

               
                                     MAJOR
                         HE pulse is getting weak. (He hears 
                         chittering from the snake) You hear 
                         that?! (He hears the noise again, and 
                         cocks his gun) Wait here.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Rather sarcastically) Yes, you go down 
                         the dark hallway alone ... and Iím wait 
                         here in the dark room alone. The major 
                         goes down the hall. He hears more noise, 
                         and jumps. Snakeís Point Of View is 
                         shown looking at the Major. The Colonels 
                         are shown reaching a dead end.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         Dead end.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah.

               
                                     COLONEL
                         Colonel, we both know thereís only one 
                         way out of here.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Any blast big enough to put a hole in 
                         that door, gonna bring the whole thing 
                         down on top of us.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         Iím willing to take the chance.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, well, Iím NOT!

               
                                     COLONEL
                         What about Lt. Tolinova?

               
                                     JACK
                         I thought Casualties were to be expected.
 
                         
               
                                     COLONEL
                         Itís obvious youíre not capable of taking 
                         the necessary risks.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, we take risks ... we just donít 
                         hand out cyanide pills ... And we donít 
                         leave our people behind. Back to Sam 
                         and TealíC. He finds a florescent marker 
                         that was laid down earlier.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Is it me ... or have we been down this 
                         passageway before?
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         Indeed we have.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Signs) This place is like a maze.
 
                         
               
                                     TEALíC
                         Perhaps we should return ... Something 
                         hits Sam in the back, she gasps, and 
                         moves, and it falls to the ground.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Itís not moving ... Iím not sensing anything.
 
                         
               
                                     TEALíC
                         Nor am I. TealíC bends down, and pokes 
                         the creature a couple time, not getting 
                         a response. TealíC then, cautiously 
                         turns the creature over, and taking 
                         his knife, guts the creature, looking 
                         for a snake, and finding none.
 
               
               TEALíC ( Sighs) There is no symbiote inside this creature.

               
                                     SAM
                         Couldíve left the body when it realized 
                         it couldnít heal the wound.
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         The symbiote could not survive for too 
                         long under these circumstances.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Unless it found a new host. They share 
                         a look. Back to the Colonels. It appears 
                         that they found a bundle of equipment.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (Over radio) Colonel OíNeill?

               
                                     JACK
                         Go ahead.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we found the creature ... itís dead.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Thatís good news.

               
                                     SAM
                         Only problem is the symbioteís no longer 
                         inside it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Thatís a bit disconcerting.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, as you know, TealíC body is incapable 
                         of sustaining a symbiote as long as 
                         heís carrying a larval GoaíUld. And 
                         he doesnít sense a presence in me, so 
                         ... That leaves Daniel, Major Vallarin 
                         and ... (The Colonelís look at each other) 
                         well ... (They point their guns at each 
                         other) the two of you, Sir.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Drop your weapon.

               
                                     COLONEL
                         I donít think so.

               
                                     JACK
                         I KNOW itís not me.

               
                                     COLONEL
                         And *I* know itís not ME.

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel? Please respond.

               
                                     JACK
                         (NEVER taking his eyes of the Colonel 
                         ) Get back to the main chamber ... check 
                         on Daniel and Vallarin. Weíll see you 
                         there in a bit. (The Colonel continue 
                         to look at each other)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Roger that, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Iím not kidding, Zukov ... Iíll shoot 
                         you.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         This is beginning to make sense.

               
                                     JACK
                         IS it?

               
                                     COLONEL
                         If you were the GoaíUld, you might not 
                         want to leave without finding the Eye 
                         of Tiament. It would explain your reluctance.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         And if you were the GoaíUld and were 
                         stuck in this DUMP for 2,000 years, 
                         you MIGHT not think of anything except 
                         getting out of here. Which would explain 
                         why youíre willing to take such an ... 
                         insane risk.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         It would seem we have a problem. A hand 
                         is shown pressing the wall, opening 
                         a chamber. Itís a Russian, cause SG-1 
                         are in desert uniforms. Itís the Major. 
                         Daniel is looking at the wall.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Still looking at the wall.) Hey, guys, 
                         I just finished translating this section 
                         ... (He turns, they cock their guns) Whoa! 
                         (Hands up! ;) ) Hey! Whatís up?
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         I do not sense the presence of a GoaíUld.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Me neither.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Sarcastically) Well, thank you.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Putting her gun down) What were you 
                         going to say?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I was gonna say I just finished translating 
                         a section of the text ... it says Marduk 
                         used to emerge from his temple, and 
                         appear amongst his people riding a beam 
                         of white light.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The ring transporter?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah. Thereís a good chance it might 
                         be right here ... In this room.
 
               
                                     MAJOR
                         Colonel Zukov?

               
                                     COLONEL
                         In here. The colonels still have their 
                         guns aimed at each other.
 
               
                                     MAJOR
                         What is this?

               
                                     COLONEL
                         In my mind , Colonel OíNeill is a GoaíUld.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Sarcastically) Donít be an idiot, Zukov. 
                         It could just as well be him.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         (Holding his head) Oh, Man!

               
                                     MARDUK
                         (Slowly walks toward the Colonel, his 
                         eyes flash) WHERE IS THE
 
               
               EYE OF TIAMENT?

               
                                     COLONEL
                         I donít know what youíre talking about.
 
                         
               
                                     MARDUK
                         YOU FORGOT, COLONEL ... THAT I RETAIN 
                         ALL THE KNOWLEDGE OF MY HOST. HE WAS 
                         WELL AWARE OF YOUR SECRET ORDERS TO 
                         OBTAIN ALIEN TECHNOLOGY. YOU WERE TO 
                         BRING THE EYE BACK TO YOUR SUPERIORS.
 
                         
               
                                     COLONEL
                         I have no secret orders. The snake punches 
                         the colonel.
 
               
                                     MARDUK
                         YOU LIE!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yep, itís here.

               
                                     SAM
                         We gotta tell the colonel.

               
                                     DANNY
                         No, not until weíre sure heís not a 
                         GoaíUld.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         TealíC, what are you doing?

               
                                     TEALíC
                         We must find a means by which to operate 
                         the rings. (He finds it) Back to the 
                         colonel and the snake! 
 
               
                                     MARDUK
                         (Looking at a gun) AN INTERESTING WEAPON! 
                         ITíS OBVIOUSLY CAPABLE OF INFLICTING 
                         SEVERE PAIN ... AS WELL AS DEATH. SHALL 
                         WE TEST IT ON YOUR NEW FRIEND? He points 
                         the gun at Jack, whoís still lying on 
                         the ground.
 
               
                                     COLONEL
                         Stop! I have the eye. Jack and Marduk 
                         look at him.
 
               
                                     MARDUK
                         WELL, GIVE IT TO ME! AND I WILL SPARE 
                         YOU.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     COLONEL
                         Iím sorry, Colonel. I was acting under 
                         orders.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Donít give it to him ... donít!

               
                                     COLONEL
                         No one else will die because of me.
 
                         
               
                                     MARDUK
                         GIVE ME THE EYE!

               
                                     COLONEL
                         Take it! The Colonel throw a grenade 
                         at the snake, pulling out the pin first. 
                         Uh-Oh. (Remember kids, this snake has 
                         been in the tomb for several thousand 
                         years, so he doesnít know about grenades 
                         ... guess what heís gonna do next! ;)) 
                         (He! He!) He looks at the grenade, and 
                         drops it ... BOOM! It blows up. ;) In 
                         the Colonelís face. Debree starts to 
                         fall over both Russians, Jack moves 
                         out of the way. The tomb starts shaking.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Whatís that?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Into radio) Colonel OíNeill? (Jack 
                         looks at the pile of rubble ... more of 
                         the ziggurat falls) (Sterner) Colonel 
                         OíNeill?!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, Iím OK.

               
                                     SAM
                         What happened?

               
                                     JACK
                         The GoaíUld was in Villarin. Zukov just 
                         took him out with a grenade.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we found a ring transporter. Daniel 
                         says itíll take us to another temple 
                         a few miles from here.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         All right. Iíll be there in a minute. 
                         Jackís walking into the main chamber. 
                         TealíC is behind him. TealíC voice scares 
                         Jack. ;)
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         I do not sense the presence of a GoaíUld.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, good! And Iím fine by the way ... 
                         thanks. Howís Tolinov?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Sheíll be OK if we can get her out of 
                         here soon ... Howís Zukov?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         He didnít make it. One thing left to 
                         do here ... Mardukís hand is shown.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         All right. All set. Letís go! They get 
                         in the ring transporter space.
 
               
                                     MARDUK
                         COLONEL OíNEILL?! (Heís all screwed 
                         up, limping, looks like his arm is twisted. 
                         ;)) I WILL HAVE MY REVENGE!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You know, your guys all ways say that! 
                         Samís grinning. She presses the remote. 
                         Marduk looks at the wall, it has a whole 
                         bunch of C-4 is rigged up to a timer 
                         that she just set off. It has 8 seconds 
                         left on the timer. He watches them go 
                         , and the C-4 explodes.
 
               
               FADE INTO BRIEFING ROOM.

               
               A Commander is saying something to the woman in Russian. She 
               says something, then salutes him, and turns to leave, stopping 
               at Jack.
 
               
                                     WOMAN
                         Colonel? He looks at her, and she kinda 
                         smiles, then leaves.
 
               
                                     COMMANDER
                         Lt. Tovinov correbates your story.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         So, sheís telling the truth.

               
                                     COMMANDER
                         She will be debriefed again of course, 
                         once weíre back in Moscow where she 
                         can speak more freely.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, Iím sure youíll get her to say 
                         whatever you want.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, this isnít the time.

               
                                     JACK
                         General! Zukovís secret orders put us 
                         all in jeopardy. I want that put on 
                         record.
 
               
                                     COMMANDER
                         (Angrily) Your opinion is already a 
                         matter of public record , Colonel. So 
                         is the fact that your entire team survived 
                         where only ONE Russian soldier made 
                         it back alive ... BARELY!!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, well if your people understood 
                         the concept of ďChain of CommandĒ, NONE 
                         of this ...
 
               
                                     COMMANDER
                         (Interrupting) NO! We are agreed! YOU 
                         were in command! We also know WHICH 
                         lives you were willing to sacrifice!
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We regret the lose of lives, and offer 
                         our condolences to the families of your 
                         officers.
 
               
                                     COMMAND
                         (Sarcastically) And Iím sure you also 
                         regret this Eye of Tiamat was buried 
                         along with Colonel Zukov never to be 
                         recovered!
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes, we do.

               
                                     COMMANDER
                         (Softer) Perhaps it is best we both 
                         admit we made mistakes.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Itíd be best if you just admitted you 
                         screwed up.
 
               
                                     COMMANDER
                         I will pass that sentiment along, Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Sarcastically) Yeah, please do.

               
                                     COMMANDER
                         Iím sure this will have no bearing on 
                         our future participation.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I wouldnít count on future participation 
                         if I were you.
 
               
                                     COMMANDER
                         Well, I would.

               
               THE END

The Tomb



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


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