THE ALPHA SITE
Several Tok'ra and SGC personnel are coming through the 'gate.
Several are injured. Janet is performing triage at the base of
the 'gate. General chaos is happening.
"Yes sir, set it up, go, go."
"Possible C-4 fracture! Immobilize with
a cervical collar and let the symbiote
heal the damage! Pressure dressing STAT!"
(moving on to the next one) "Airway's
partially compromised! Airman, priority
one! Let's move!!"
More injured Tok'ra come through the 'gate as Sam and Jack watch.
Then two Tok'ra come through the 'gate carrying a crate. At the
bottom of the stairs, the Tok'ra in the back, Ocker, drops the
crate. A Jaffa, Artok, is right there and tries to pick it up
for Ocker. Ocker slaps his hand away and instantly, Teal'c, Rak'nor
and several other Jaffa are there, staff weapons drawn and pointed
at Ocker. Jack immediately moves to intercede.
"Hey! Hey!" (Bra'tac moves to keep from
moving to defend himself. Jack gestures
to the crate, asks ) "What's that?"
"We were told we could bring equipment
essential to our security."
"That wasn't the question. Open it up."
Teal'c and the Tok'ra put their staff weapons down and Teal'c
peers into the crate.
"A Zatarc detector."
"See, that's all you had to say. Move
The Tok'ra pick up the crate again and the Jaffa watch them leave.
More SGC personnel come through the 'gate.
"Colonel. SG-12 was wiped out in the
first wave, sir. The Goa'uld knew exactly
where to hit. Took us completely by
"Where's my father?"
"He insisted on disabling the DHD at
the Tok'ra base and ordered us to leave."
"See to your men."
Jacob and another Tok'ra, Malek, come through the 'gate and Jacob
is nailed in the leg by a staff blast that comes through the
'gate behind them. Malek comes to his aid.
The wormhole disengages and Sam rushes up to her father. She
helps him to stand and helps him down the stairs.
"Is the 'gate secure?"
"If the Chappa-ai is soon reactivated,
we will have the answer."
"I set a charge equivalent to a tactical
nuke to detonate 10 seconds after we
left. No one's following us, no one
saw the address."
"You're sure about that?"
"Stand down. Help the wounded." (then
back to Jacob) "What happened?"
"Anubis' forces have overrun our position
in the Risa system."
"We tried dialing the SGC 'gate, but
the 'gate must have already been active."
"Jonas and SG-2 were returning from
P36-231 with artifacts they'd gathered."
"I know you wanted to keep the location
of the Alpha site top secret, but we
had no alrernative. We couldn't wait."
"You dialed the coordinates yourself,
"Yeah, I was careful. Nobody saw."
"To whom do I owe thanks for this refuge?"
"Colonel Jack O'Neill, this is Malek,
Commander of the Tok'ra base we just
evacuated, and Ocker, Chief of security."
"Your people were most brave in aiding
"How many made it?"
"Less than a quarter of our number."
"This is the base of the Tau'ri...why
are there Jaffa?"
"Jaffa who have turned against the Goa'uld.
I did not realize their ranks had grown
to such a number."
"Hundreds more are operating as a fifth
column among the Goa'uld."
"Many of these Jaffa had to evacuate
their rebel base several months ago."
"Is that going to be a problem?"
"Not for us."
Ocker helps Jacob, Sam steps in on the other side. Sam and the
three Tok'ra walk off camera. Jack watches them leave with a
concerned look on his face.
THE ALPH SITE STARGATE
A funeral platform has been built on the steps of the Stargate
and three Jaffa are lying on it. All are standing surrounding
the 'gate area in a respectful and orderly manner. Teal'c, Jack,
Sam and Janet are at the head of the SGC personnel on the right
side of the 'gate. Bra'tac and Rak'nor are at the head of the
Jaffa goup which stands next to the SGC personnel and mostly
in front of the 'gate. Jacob and Malek are closer to the platform,
but also near the Tok'ra group which stand on the left side of
"Arik tree-ac te kek."
"We do not surrender, even in death."
"Tak mal arik tiak."
"You will not be forgotten."
Jacob and Malek walk back toward the other Tok'ra and further
away from the 'gate. Malek nods to Ocker who is standing at the
DHD. Ocker activates the DHD and the wormhole activates. The
whoosh engulfs the top half of the platform and disintegrates
that half of the platform and those who were lying on it. Then
the wormhole disengages.
All are silent for a moment, then quiet murmuring can be heard
as the groups break up. Sam heads over to hug her dad. Suddenly
there is a loud yell heard.
We see Artok knocked to the ground and Ocker standing over him.
"Hey...Hey!" (Stepping in between the
two) "What the hell is going on here?
This is a funeral, for cryin' out loud!"
"I asked a question of this Tok'ra."
"No one may speak during the ritual."
"For this you guys are fighting?!" (pointing
at Artok but talking to Ocker) "I'm
sure he's sorry."
"I am not."
"Yeah, on the inside."
"It does not matter."
"Look...it does not matter. Come on,
a lot of people lost their lives. Show
a little respect."
"They are no different than the Goa'uld."
Ocker stops his progress and turns back toward .
Artok turns and looks at Teal'c. He bows his head slightly and
the argument is over. Artok walks away.
"All right, come on, break it up. Go
on home, nothing to see here. Go on."
"There's no need to apologize on their
"We understand the Jaffa."
Teal'c becomes more interested and walks closer to O'Neill. Bra'tac
and Rak'nor remain in the positions a few feet behind Teal'c.
"Actually, I was gonna remind you that
without Bra'tac and Teal'c and other
Jaffa, all your little Tok'ra folks'd
be pushing up daisies right now."
"And I need not remind you that the
rebel Jaffa and the Tau'ri are equally
indebted to us."
"We have been fighting the Goa'uld for
"Yeah...just when should we expect some
progress on that?" (Malek is taken back,
insulted even, by Jack's remark and
Jack immediately regrets his sarcasm.
He closes his eyes and puts his hand
up). "It's been a bad day. Let's move
"Sir...several of the Tok'ra have expressed
concern about the temporary quarters
they've been assigned."
"Explain to them the meaning of the
word "temporary". If they don' t like
it, they can...leave."
"You really want me to tell them that?"
"Yes...No..." (sighs) "I'll do it."
He walks off.
We see several Jaffa working out. One is twirling a practice
staff. Others are flipping around, kicking, etc. Jacob is sitting,
watching from a distance. Jack approaches and joins him.
"Hey...how's the leg?"
"It's better. One of the perks of being
"If you say so. Hey, what was all that
crap at the funeral?"
"I wouldn't read too much into it."
"Why do you guys have to be so dang..."
"It's complicated, symbiote and host.
The blending of two personalities does
sometimes have it drawbacks."
"Tell me about it."
"Jack, there's no denying you had a
bad experience...but if you hadn't had
a symbiote implanted..."
"Ack, please...don't use that term,
"If you hadn't been blended with Kanan,
you'd be dead right now. By the way,
if I hadn't become a Tok'ra, I'd be
dead too. Kanan broke one of our highest
laws; he used you. I can tell you that
even Selmak was sickened by it and there's
no way he could have hidden those feelings
from me, but Kanan did something terribly
wrong while trying to do the right thing.
You can't forgive him for that?"
"It's a shame a true blending never
really occurred. You might be able to
understand the Tok'ra a little better."
"Oh, I think I understand 'em just fine."
"You don't like us much any more, do
"I like you..."
"I see the Jaffa differently. Most of
the Tok'ra hosts come from worlds conquered
by the Goa'uld. Born into a feudal system
where their only choices were forced
labor or death."
"So it's the host's fault?"
"It's history. For 2000 years, every
time a Tok'ra died at the end of a staff
weapon, a Jaffa was holding it. We just
got our asses kicked by an army of Jaffa
loyal to Anubis. You think that helps?"
"There's talk among the Tok'ra ranks
that the end is closer than we think...and
I don't mean the end of the Goa'uld.
I mean the end of us...all of us. The
Jaffa rebellion isn't exactly rolling
as well as could be expected either,
I take it?"
"No. It's not."
"Then at least we have that much in
THE SUN IS SETTING (OR RISING) BEHIND THE TREES SURROUNDING THE
COMPOUND. JACK, TEAL'C, SAM, AND OTHERS ARE IN A BUILDING ON
THE COMPOUND, LOOKING AT A NAQUADAH REACTOR.
"At first, it seemed like a routing
power fluctuation in the cycle output
of the Naquadah reactor, but on closer
inspection, I discovered that both the
absorption port and it's redundancy
had been tampered with..."
"Carter! I haven't had coffee."
"Sir, no one would have noticed it,
if they didn't know what to look for.
The reactor would have overloaded."
"Any chance this was an accident?"
"Not a chance."
"Would not an explosion caused by such
an overload destroy an area several
miles in circumference?"
"Yeah, it would."
"Who knows about this?"
"Except for the guards I posted, just
"How long would it have taken for this
overload to result in explosion?"
"An hour? Maybe less."
"Ahhh..." (into his radio) "Pierce...O'Niell.
No one goes within 20 yards of the 'gate
till I get there."
"What are you considering, O'Neill?"
"Well, if you'd rigged a reactor to
blow...wouldn't you want to get off
world before it...blew?"
Hammond and Jonas are looking at O'Neill on a monitor as he makes
a report via M.A.L.P. through the Stargate.
"I could send reinforcements."
"Negative, sir. We've got enough people
here as it is."
"Well, Colonel, at least let me rejoin
the team. For you it'll be an incoming
wormhole from Earth, what risk could
"Sorry, Jonas, you're goinna have to
sit this one out. In fact, until we
know what's going on, General, I recommend
no 'gate travel either way."
"Understood, Colonel. I'll have SG-3
standing by, just in case."
"We'll report back in 24 hours. O'Neill
ALPHA SITE 'GATE
Jack turns away from the M.A.L.P. to talk to Pierce.
"Pierce...I want the guard doubled."
At that moment, a group of Tok'ra, including Jacob and Ocker
arrive, led by Malek.
"What is happening?"
"Yeah...looks like we're gonna be stuck
here for a while."
"It is imperative that we be allowed
to seek another location for our base."
"Yeah, you might wanna put that on hold.
We have a situation."
"There is a saboteur among us."
"Our Naquadah reactor almost went critical
this morning. I discovered it just in
"And if you hadn't?"
"We wouldn't be having this...chat."
"See, this planet was chosen as our
Alpha Site because it's address is unknown
to the Goa'uld..."
"...and it is imperative that this base
remain secret. We will be questioning
"...starting with the Tok'ra."
"For what reason?"
"Everything was fine until you showed
"If what you say is true, we would have
perished with you."
"It'd only take one."
"We have no choice. The Zatarc detector
will reveal any lie or deception."
"Yeah, but a spy, within either the
Jaffa or Tok'ra ranks wouldn't necessarily
have to be a Zatarc to attempt something
"Any deception will be detected, whether
we are dealing with a Zatarc or not."
INSIDE A BUILDING AT THE ALPHA SITE.
Malek is being tested by Jacob (Selmak) as Jack, Bra'tac and
others look on. The Zatarc detector graphics have changed considerably
since we saw them in Divide and Conquer. Still, the graphics
show blue for true answers and red for false answers.
"That is when I requested to leave and
you informed me of the sabotage."
"Do you know why the Tok'ra base fell?"
"Exactly how Abubis was able to defeat
our defense system remains a mystery."
"Okay, we're done."
Malek stands, takes device off his temple, hands it to Jacob,
looks directly at Jack and walks out.
Jack follows Malek at a distance and then goes to a window to
watch his departure. He notices Ocker and Artok nearly get into
a scuffle again.
"I'll screen the wounded, but I doubt
they could have made it from the infirmary
undetected. After that, if we still
have nothing, base personnel will have
to be screened..."
"...and the Jaffa."
"I had hoped it would not come to that."
"Look, if the Jaffa won't submit to
the screening after the Tok'ra already
have, we're just asking for trouble."
"The very purpose of this device questions
"Or you could say, confirms one's honor."
"It is also of Tok'ra design."
"Oh, Come on."
"I have learned much in my 137 years.
Can you look me in the eye and tell
me you trust the Tok'ra entirely?"
"No. Not entirely, but enough to allow
myself to be screened along with everyone
"I will convince the Jaffa to submit.
You have my word. Perhaps once the Tok'ra
see how big Jaffa hearts can be, they
will finally look upon us as equals."
Jack and the others rush out to see what the problem is. They
see Malek standing behind some barrels. As they near the barrels
they see Ocker lying on the ground at his feet.
Sam is helping Janet do a preliminary examination of Ocker's
body. Artok is brought forward by two Tok'ra to face Malek.
"You killed Ocker!"
"I would have, if he challenged me again."
"Are you not responsible for this?"
"I only wish I was."
"Answer him directly."
"I will not explain myself to him."
"Then explain it to me...please."
"I was across the compound."
"I insist that he be screened immediately."
There are several seconds of everyone looking at someone else,
wondering what is going to happen.
"Yeah." (Jack waves one of the SGC personnel
An SGC man takes Artok's arm from behind, but Artok immediately
pulls his arm away.
"I will not!"
A Tok'ra begins to step up from behind Artok, but Bra'tac steps
up and stops him in his tracks.
"I will not!"
Bra'tac steps up and grabs Artok. He stares at him for several
seconds. Artok nods consent and begins to move away. Bra'tac
switches his gaze to Malek who meets it on his way to follow
"Carter, I want you in there."
Sam leaves as Jack leans down to Janet.
"I need to know the cause of death."
"I'll get on it, sir."
Jack stands and turns to face Jacob and Bra'tac who are standing
side by side.
"You both know this, but I'm gonna say
it out loud anyway. We need every bit
of influence you two have or this whole
thing's gonna blow up."
Jacob and Bra'tac look at each other, then back at Jack and both
THE ZATARC TESTING AREA.
Artok is being tested by Jacob.
"I was alone outside the compound, eating
my ration in private."
"Do you know who killed Ocker?"
"Did you kill him?"
"No, I did not kill him."
Up until this moment, all of Artok's answers had registered as
true. This answer elicits the familiar red, false, response.
Artok senses the change in the expressions of those who are watching
and a concerned look comes over his face.
"Master Bra'tac. I did not kill him."
"Go with them." (He reaches up and takes
the devices off Artok's temple.) "Do
not attempt escape."
"Deception...he is guilty."
"All we know is that he's lying about
"What more proof do you need?"
"This device is not infallible. It can
give false positives." (She gives Jack
a knowing look.) "We've seen it before."
(Jack gives a tight little smile in
"A short while ago, you were all willing
to stake the security of the base on
"Artok's obvious hostility toward the
Tok'ra could be throwing off the readings."
"His hostility is the reason Ocker is
"What if we verify his alibi?"
"The Colonel's right. Maybe someone
saw him where he said he was..."
"Both Tok'ra and Jaffa deliberately
ate apart from each other."
"I will not accept the word of a Jaffa
in his defense."
"Of course you won't...so, why don't
we see what the autopsy says?
"Because we don't convict people just
because some damn light turns red!"
"How long will the autopsy take?"
"It's hard to say."
"The report may offer tangible evidence
proving or disproving his guilt."
"Look...he's not goin' anywhere. You've
got my word."
"And mine as well."
"Many Tok'ra have died in recent days.
To lose another of our number in a place
that we had thought was refuge...it
"I'm sure it is."
ALPHA SITE INFIRMARY
Janet is making her report. She approaches the group, which includes
Jack, Sam, Teal'c, Malek, Jacob, and Bra'tac with an x-ray.
"There is some bruising around the right
side of his mouth which could be a sign
that the killer prevented him from calling
out by covering his mouth with his left
hand from behind. The trauma to the
back of the neck was done with a bladed
weapon of fairly exotic design. The
blade was used to sever the spinal column
of the host between the first and second
cervical vertebrae while simultaneously
severing the spinal column of the symbiote
between the 33rd and 34th precloacal
"Death would have be instantaneous."
"No Jaffa did this."
"How do you know?"
"Jaffa do not kill in this fashion."
" Are you suggesting a Jaffa could not
be trained to do this?"
"I am telling you that a Jaffa would
not. Vengeance is exacted face to face,
not from behind."
"Face to face, a Jaffa may not survive."
"It is most likely a Tok'ra or Goa'uld
who has committed this act."
Alarms suddenly go off. All rush to the holding cell where Artok
is being kept. They find him dead in his cell.
ALPHA SITE HOLDING CELL
Sam and Janet are examining Artok in his cell.
"This is different. This was a frontal
attack. About the only similar thing
is that it was done by a bladed weapon."
"The same one?"
"Could be. I won't know for sure until
I inspect the trauma to the internal
"Was the door locked when you found
"Did you hear anything?"
"Well, it's pretty unlikely that someone
defeated the lock on the cell door,
stabbed him without a fight and then
relocked the door as they left. What
if they attacked through the bars and
the force of the blow pushed him back
to where is he now?"
"It was a frontal attack, so why are
there no defensive moves?"
"He'd have to be standing in front of
"A Jaffa would never expose himself
to such a vulnerable position."
"Unless he knew his killer and did not
A crowd gathers as Artok's covered body is carried via stretcher
from the holding cell to the infirmary.
"Artok is dead! Only yesterday, he helped
to carry your wounded and then you killed
A line is formed as line up on one side and Tok'ra on the other.
"Now is not the time, brother."
"You know the truth, Teal'c."
"I do not."
"A Tok'ra did not kill him, of this
I am certain. You carry a blade on your
"To defend myself...when the Tok'ra
finally come for me."
Malek starts to walk toward the others.
"He was defenseless!"
Malek backhands Rak'nor and all point their weapons at the one
standing opposite him/her.
"Somebody wanna...tell me what's goin'
on here? Anybody? Why don't we put the
"Should be go check this out? Let these
folks talk amongst themselves?"
Teal'c looks around him, lowers his blade and walks toward Bra'tac
"Footprints...recently made and alone.
Whoever did this, fled quickly in that
"The footprints...Jaffa or Tok'ra?"
"They could be either one."
All drop their weapons.
"All right. Let's do a head count."
LATER...THE ALPHA SITE.
Pierce approaches the place where Jack has gathered everyone.
"All right, listen up folks! The good
news is we can stop pointing fingers
at each other. Everyone's been accounted
for. However, that does mean that someone
or, dare I say it, something is still
floatin' around tryin' to do us in."
" We will search in groups of three...a
Tok'ra, Jaffa and Tau'ri in each."
"This thing was tryin' to turn us against
each other. The fact that we're on to
him makes him more dangerous. Keep that
in mind. Let's move out."
THE FORESTS AROUND THE ALPHA SITE COMPOUND
Three member teams are searching for the assassin. Sam, Jacob
and Rak'nor are one team. Jack, Bra'tac and Malek are another.
Teal'c, Pierce and an unknown Tok'ra make up another. There are
others teams as well. Time passes. Teal'c's team comes upon a
Jack makes the sign to stop his team. Elsewhere in the forest,
Sam does the same thing,
"Go ahead, Teal'c."
"We have located Captain Greer's search
team. They are dead."
"Each team member appears to have been
killed separately and dragged to this
"Okay. What's your position?"
"East of the creek, near the base of
the north cliff."
"Standby, we've got something here."
(Jack looks over at Bra'tac and nods
in the direction he just saw the trees
move. Bra'tac nods affirmative.) "Carter,
hook up with Teal'c at his position...secure
"Yes, sir." (Sam motions to her team
to move out.)
In the meant time, Jack motions to his team to approach the area
from two sides. He takes one side and motions for Bra'tac and
Malek to take the other side. In this way, Jack becomes temporarily
separated from the rest of his team. As Bra'tak and Malek approach
a tree, we see them from another perspective, high up in the
tree. Bra'tak senses the approaching danger at the last moment
and pushes Malek out of the way as the assassin attacks from
above. Bra'tac fires up with his staff weapon, but is knocked
around. Malek aims his Zat but does not fire for fear of hitting
Bra'tac. Bra'tac fires his staff weapon several times, which
Jack hears. Jack heads toward the sound. Bra'tac has the staff
weapon knocked from his grasp and pulls out his knife. He is
hit several times and tries to lunge at his invisible attacker,
but misses. The attacker takes the knife from Bra'tac and slashes
him across the face a couple of times. Bra'tac is thrown against
a tree stump. He is dazed, but gets up. He is flipped and lands
near an overgrowth of underbrush. He sits up and looks directly
at Malek, who stares at him, Zat raised. Malek sees nothing to
fire at. Suddenly, Bra'tac is grabbed from behind and drug into
the underbrush. Malek begins running through the forest. Suddenly,
he is grabbed from behind a tree by Jack, who motions for him
to be quiet.
"I could not defend against it. I had
"He is dead."
Jack ponders the news he has just heard and looks and Malek.
THE FOREST OF THE ALPHA SITE PLANET.
Teal'c has Malek by the throat, pinning him to the ground.
"Tell me why I should not kill you here,
"He was swept away. There was nothing
I could have done."
"You could have pursued him. Master
Bra'tac could have been saved."
"I believed it more important to report
what I saw."
"How can we ever trust the Tok'ra if
they would abandon a Jaffa in the midst
of a battle?"
"If I had not, I would be dead."
"Jack...a little help?"
Jacob gives Jack a "thanks a lot" look and walks over to kneel
beside Teal'c. Sam walks to stand beside Jack.
"Teal'c...don't do this. Bra'tac would
want us to stick together."
Sam looks at Jack. Jack glances at Sam and rolls his eyes.
"He's right, Teal'c."
Teal'c grunts in frustration and anger and reluctantly, though
not gently, releases his hold on Malek. Malek struggles to take
in breath. Jacob breathes a sigh of relief and Malek struggles
to sit up.
"Bra'tac pushed me out of the way just
before the attack. Somehow he knew.
Whoever it was had a personal cloaking
device. He was invisible."
Sam and Jack look at each other.
"Nirrti possess stealth technology.
She could have come through the gate
undetected with the Tok'ra. That would
explain why there were no defensive
wounds and how Anubis was able to defeat
the defenses at the Tok'ra base. An
invisible spy could operate with impunity."
"That woman continues to get on my nerves."
"I doubt Nirrti would be in league with
Anubis...she's a renegade."
"Well, whoever it is, we're dealing
with an enemy we can't see." (This is
another scene that made shippers very
happy...while Sam is talking, Jack,
who is standing right beside her to
her left, lets his eyes wander briefly
up and down her backside. ;-) ) "Without
TERs to counter that technology, we're
"Do you have the means to generate a
high frequency electro-magnetic field?"
"I could modify the wave output of the
"...within a range of 400 to 700 nanometers?"
"That might just excite the phase particles
enough to bring them into our visible
"Sir, the invisibility field must operate..."
"Are you about to tell me that you can
make the invisible guy vis..."
"That's all I need."
"If you can see it, you can shoot it."
"I will assist you."
(gives Malek a look): "Fine...let's
Teal'c is still giving Malek a look...he waits until all have
went ahead of him and brings up the rear. Oooh, I wouldn't want
to be the recipient of that look Teal'c continues to give Malek.
ALPHA SITE COMPOUND
"We'll need to bring the reactor out
in the open."
"Do it. I want everybody else guarding
the 'gate. All right, listen up!" (all
present gather to listen) "Our enemy
has a device that can render himself...or
herself invisible. He or she may have
come through the 'gate with the wounded
"Whatever it is, it tried to play us
against each other, and that's not going
to work anymore because now we know
it is among us."
Jack looks at Teal'c and nods. Teal'c nods in reply.
"Bra'tac is gone. His death will have
been in vain unless we trust each other
and work together to defeat this enemy."
Time passes and personnel are set around the 'gate.
"Do what you have to do, but that son-of-a-bitch
does not get through that 'gate."
"If this creature's allowed to leave,
this base would have to be abandoned."
"Yeah, I know."
The sound of the M.A.L.P. bringing out the Naquadah reactor is
head from behind them. Jakc turns to see Sam and those helping
her setting up the equipment need to make the assassin visible.
ALPHA SITE INFIRMARY
"It checks out. The same bladed weapon
killed both of them, probably the others
too. A single thrust, up through the
symbiote, continuing up pierceing the
Jaffa's heart. He was dead before he
hit the ground."
"Nirrti's been workin' out."
"Not Nirrti...an Ashrak. A hightly trained
Goa'uld assassin of great strength and
power, most likely in the service of
"Wasn't it an Ashrak who was able to
penetrate SGC security and tried to
kill Major Carter?"
"Indeed. The Ashrak succeeded in killing
Jolinar, to whom Major Carter was host."
"That guy wasn't invisible."
"While in the service of Apophis, many
Jaffa were killed in the manner Dr.
Fraiser has described, while working
in the Naquadah mines of Kawawn. Apophis
ordered the mines sealed and when the
tunnels were opened days later, a single
Ashrack was found. Only one had killed
"Well, if he's that powerful, then why
didn't he just go on a killing spree?"
"Divide and conquer."
BACK AT THE AREA AROUND THE 'GATE.
Carter and her team are putting the finishing touches on their
project. We follow Jack as he makes a 360 visual sweep of the
"I wish that Bra'tak were here." Teal'c
looks at him and nods.
"Yeah, I know. Carter...are we there
"Almost, sir. The reactor wasn't designed
for a sustained output at this frequency
Several shots of people standing around, alert, in various locations
around the Stargate are shown. Then we see them from the assassin's
perspective. He is there among them, deciding where to begin
his attack. He nears Pierce, knocks him down. Then he continues
on a direct line toward the 'gate, knocking others out of the
way. As he approaches the stairs, a Jaffa fires his staff weapon,
but hits a Tok'ra instead. The Ashrak retreats backward, smacking
Teal'c on the way. Jack raised his P-90 and begins firing it.
Sam joins him firing in the same general direction. Their shots
do no good.
"Medics! We've got wounded out here.
Go to work!" (then to Teal'c) "You Okay?"
"Colonel, I'm sorry, sir. Somehow it
got my GDO during the firefight,"
"It was moving in and around us, sir.
At least one casualty was hit by friendly
"All right. Reestablish a perimeter
around the 'gate."
"I'd like to take a team after it, sir."
"Negative! That's what it wants. You
hold that 'gate. Make sure everyone
has a clear line of fire. Go."
"Yes, sir." He heads back to the 'gate.
Malek approaches Jack.
"We should leave before he attempts
"It took a GDO. Nobody's goin' anywhere."
"Colonel, you saw what he was capable
"Yes! I did! That's why I want all available
personnel guarding that 'gate! That
includes Tok'ra and Jaffa!"
"Go help Carter!"
Malek does as he is told, reluctantly.
Jack stares at the Stargate.
THE ALPHA SITE 'GATE
A perimeter has been reestablished. Jack is walking out to the
M.A.L.P with a big gun...bigger than a P-90 (he has the P-90
too). He sets the big gun near the front of the M.A.L.P.
"A true warrior would show himself."
"Patience Rak'nor. As Bra'tac would
have said...a Jaffa has many senses
with which to fight."
"Okay, Sam?" Sam nods at him. "Malek,
how close are we?"
"It's still ultraviolet."
"We need to reach at least 400 to be
in visual range."
"If we all perish...there will be no
one left to carry on the fight."
"The Jaffa will fight side-by-side with
the Tok'ra and if need be, die side-by-side."
"Malek, what's that read?"
"Sir, we're there. Powering up 50%."
"Whooo...anyone else feel that?"
"The tingling sensation is caused by
the energy field. It's not causing any
physical damage, so there's nothing
to worry about, sir."
"No, I like it...it's good."
"The power setting may be insufficient
to counteract the cloaking device, but
increasing it will substantially reduce
our ability to sustain the field."
"Crank it up."
"Yes, sir, Powering up 100%."
Just then, the Ashrak becomes visible near Sam. She puts her
hands up defensively, just as it hits her an knocks her to the
ground. Jack moves toward it and is kicked in the midsection,
knocking him down. Malek is smacked across the face and sent
flying into some crates which shorts out the field. Jack comes
up shooting the P-90 in the general direction of their last sighting.
"Hold your positions!"
"Carter, are we still in business?"
"Yes, sir, I just need to bring it back
She, Malek and Jacob begin working on getting the field functional
"Watch those gaps."
In the mean time, Jack puts a new clip in his P-90. We see from
the Ashrak's perspective again. He is moving closer to Teal'c
and Rak'nor. Teal'c closes his eyes, trying to sense something.
Suddenly his eyes pop open and he turns.
Rak'nor and Teal'c are knocked down and the Ashrak attacks. Jack
fires the P-90 in that direction. Sam and Jacob duck.
He picks up the big gun and begins laying down fire in a 360
degree arc. He stops and silence descends. Sam pushes a button
on the control panel and the field starts up again. Suddenly,
behind Jack, the Ashrak is becoming visible again. Jack turns
to point his gun at him, Teal'c and Rak'nor and everyone else
points their weapons at him. Jack (realizing the gun is doing
him no good) puts the gun down and pulls out his knife. Malek
comes up on his right as the Ashrak approaches. Suddenly, the
Ashrak is hit from behind by a staff blast, then another, then
a third before the cloaking device causes sparks to fly and he
becomes completely visible just before he falls on his face.
The dust and smoke clears to reveal Bra'tac standing behind where
the Ashrak has stood. He stumbles and uses his staff weapon to
Teal'c joins him and they take either side of Bra'tac and help
him to walk to the others.
"Pierce...stand down. We got him."
Sam takes the GDO off the Ashrak as he is surrounded by those
at the Alpha Site. She walks over and hands it to O'Neill. We
see Janet treating wounds on Bra'tac's face.
"You're very lucky to be alive."
"Indeed. This Ashrak left me for dead.
I was unable to move and do not know
how long I was unconscious. My symbiote
sustained me and I returned as soon
as I could."
Bra'tac nods his head in acknowledgement.
"I owe you my life twice over." (He
walks closer to Bra'tac). "I only hope
that one day, I am given the change
to repay that debt." (He puts out his
hand.) "Forgive me."
Bra'tac looks at him for several seconds as everyone waits to
see what he will do. Bra'tac clasps Malek's arm and then pats
his elbow with his other hand. He breaks the embrace and walks
to the Ashrak, picking up the Ashrak blade. Malek returns to
Jacobs side and is greeted with a nod from Jacob.
"This single blade did what we could
not. It has brought us together. This
blade has spilled the blood of Jaffa..."
(we see a shot of Teal'c and Rak'nor)
"...of the Tok'ra..." (we see a shot
of Malek and Jacob) "...and of the Tau'ri..."
(we see a shot of Jack and Sam, then
Bra'tac walks forward, past the Ashrak)
"...by the hand of our common enemy.
It has made us brothers. Together we
have ensured it will never spill our
He throws it into the ground.