"BEAST OF BURDEN"
The film of the Unas is being shown on the big screen.
As you know, Over the past year, I have
been studying the Unas of P3X-888, and
I've made some AMAZING discoveries about
their social structure and culture.
I've also been able to categorize over
70 different words from their ... language.
But, during a review of the latest digital
images, I came across this ... (Turns
tape on) These men, whoever they are,
abducted the Unas I refer to as Chak'Ka.
That's the one that kidnapped you?
Same one. Their dress indicates prenuturalization,
but they don't seem to have any Jaffa
tattoos, so the presence of Goa'Uld
weapons is ... contradictory.
What would they want with an Unas?
I don't know ... but I'd like to find
What are you suggesting?
Well, like I said, I'd like to find
out what they want with an Unas.
FOr the record ... I don't ... care.
(after looks from the others) I care.
I also think it would be relevant to
investigate how they got Goa'Uld weapons
... and from where.
They may have other Goa'Uld technology
Now see? THAT I really care about.
And if possible, I'd like to make every
effort to RESCUE ... Chak'Ka.
Remember most of the Unas we've encountered
have had Goa'Uld symbiotes controlling
them ... Chak'Ka is an UNGoa'Ulded Unus,
and intelligent being who learned to
*trust humans* because of me.
(Turns back to screen) These images
were taken prior to the abduction. See,
every time I went back with SG-11 to
retrieve the video footage, I would
leave Chak'Ka a gift. (He freezes tape
where Chak'Ka offers the man his treat)
It's uh ... it's an energy bar ... something
that helped me ... *Break thru* when
we first met. I left the bait for their
(After a moment of silence) How do we
find out where these men took him?
Daniel clicks on a picture of the DHD. He focuses in close, and
the glyphs are lit up. The address is on the DHD.
Well, General. If they've got Goa'Uld
weapons, you gotta wonder what else
(Sam and Jack look at him, after a few
seconds of thinking, he sighs) You have
Nice shot of the gate opening on the planet is shown.
The UAV shows the nearest of the surrounding
towns to be 3 clicks in that direction.
Evidence of a substantial population,
lots of cultivated fields.
Farmers?! ... Farmers with Staff Weapons.
The get to where they can see the village. Danny looks thru his
binoculars, and sees an Unas pulling a log. (Like a donkey would!
;)). A man is shown behind the Unas with a whip.
Yeah! (To Carter) We'll check things
out down there ... Carter, you and Teal'C
hang back, cover us in case these folks
don't like visitors. (He turns toward
Daniel, Sam takes off his back pack)
(To Danny) Any ideas?
Well, let's ... see how far honesty
OK. (They walk away)
Caller pushes Unas, who back hands the caller, growling. The
Unas starts to run. The caller takes his staff, and shoots the
Unas twice in the back with his staff weapon. The Unas falls
down growling. Loud growling is heard.
(Pointing the staff at the lying Unas)
Do not fear ... it is dead.
Yeah. Shoot something like that in the
back a couple times ...
(Interrupting) Who are you?
(Jack's grinning away) We're travelers
... *peaceful* travelers.
Where do you come from? I've not seen
your kind before.
Well, actually, we came thru the stargate.
The ... um ... (Makes a circle in the
air in front of him).
The villagers whisper in disbelief.
No one has come thru the Chappa'Ai for
as long as anyone remembers.
Well, now you'll have a story to tell
We come from a planet called Earth.
What do you want?
Actually we came to ... trade.
(To Danny) Hmn?
(Nods affirmative) We're looking for
Well then. You've come to the right
place. I'm the most respected dealer
of Unas in this land. My name is Burrock.
I'm Daniel Jackson, this is Colonel
Yes, it means he's our head ... trader.
(Glances at Danny) HEAD trader? (Danny
I like that! And you can call me Colonel
Burrock. (Danny glances at Jack) It
is our custom to welcome visitors with
a drink. Will you join me?
It is our custom TO drink ... of course!
(Danny smiles at Burrock, then clears
his throat) Honesty, huh?
We traded ... trade ... traders ...
Inside a building. An Unas carries a tray of drinks. He places
the drinks on the table in front of them .
(When he gets his drink, to Unas) Thank
you. (The Unas looks at him, and growls)
(Disbelieving amusement) You thank a
Yes, uh ... positive reinforcement.
We find it a successful method of training.
I'm curious to learn more about your
methods. And more about where you came
So, no one else has actually come thru
I have often wondered why there are
so many symbols on the pedestal. I stood
for hours on end pressing different
combinations, but nothing happened.
(Jack's sniffing his drink) The fact
that you have come here from a place
we do not know, proves that I am right.
The Chappa'Ai goes MANY places ... does
Haven't you traveled to other worlds?
I have been to one other place. Just
one time so far. I had to press seven
different symbol ... (Danny looks at
Jack, who's drinking his alcohol, and
making a face, this ain't a Budweiser
<> he's drinking
here! Danny grins at Jack's face.) to
get the Chappa'Ai to open.
And how did you learn those symbols?
(Chuckles) I paid dearly for them. They
have been passed down thru the lineage
of certain families since the "Beast
Generations ago, the Beasts enslaved
our forefathers thru terror and oppression.
They served the one with the glowing
(Jack looks at him) And what happened
to him ... her?
No one knows. One day he went away,
did not return. Our forefathers, they
learned how the beast weapons worked,
and led an uprising. The war was bloody,
raged for many years. But eventually
the slaves primed , and the masters
became the slaves. Since then, the Beasts
have served us.
A beast is shown groaning as light comes out of his eyes and
mouth. He's trying to keep away from the men with prods.
Like the one at the auction that got
away, this one comes from our local
stock. I believe him to be untrainable.
(Unas continues to resist) His head
is not right. Even for a beast.
Maybe he's just pissed <> cause you keep torturing him.
The unfortunate result of generations
of inbreeding. (Unas continues to grunt
and resist) I'm afraid he will have
to be put down. Do you not have this
problem where you come from?
Ah, we've made some progress, actually.
Interesting. (Unas continues to resist)
The only choice we had was to introduce
new blood. Fortunately, I was able to
find some. (He leads Jack and Danny
to a barn, where an Unas is raking hay)
This one ... will make me the wealthiest
beastmaster in the land. (A very frisky
Unas is in a cage thrashing around.
He swipes his arm at Burrock thru the
bars, missing him, of course. He stops
when he sees Danny and Jack)
Yes. That's because he's MINE!
(Angrily) You DECIEVED me! You said
you came here to trade for an Unas!
Not to claim one of your own!
We just wanted to make sure he was HERE
before we made an issue of it. (Unas
These beasts ... all of them ... bare
my mark. (A mark is shown on one Unas's
hand) Yours had no such identification.
Well, you heard him say my name.
I caught him in the wild at the other
Uh ... it was part of an experiment
I was conducting ... sorry, but I ...
really need him back.
I am sorry ... you can not have him.
Two men come in with ZATs. Jack looks at Danny and sighs. Danny
nods. Meanwhile, up on the hill, Sam and Teal'C are sitting there
waiting. Sam looks thru the binoculars, and sees the 2 men at
Does Colonel O'Neill require our assistance?
He hasn't signaled yet.
I could offer another Unas in exchange.
This one is of good stock. And he's
You don't understand. This one's name
is Chak'Ka, and he's Coming with me!
Burrock throw the Unas he was holding down.
Why don't we discuss what we can offer
the man in return. (Burrock stands there)
Shall we? Let's go outside.
Daniel signal to Chak'Ka to wait one moment. (he puts up his
Dan'El!!!! (Shakes bars)
An Unas outside is swiping at some men and growling.
Daniel, we're NOT gonna get into a firefight
over this right now.
If you expect to trade for that Unas,
it will NOT come cheap!
So ... what your price?
2 Unas of equally pure lineage.
2 for 1, eh?
Your Unas is worth it, or you would
not have traveled all this way. Besides,
you obviously have more sophisticated
methods for capturing and trading them.
(Smiles) We'll ... think about it. (To
Danny) Come on.
(Walking away, to Jack) Excuse me. You
uh ... have some sort of plan to do
something about this, or ...
Well, right now, I'm not sure I'm gonna
How can you say that?
Daniel, you wanna go out and capture
a couple Unas, trade 'em for Chak'Ka?
Is that it?
I think you're missing the point here.
You saw how they keep them, how they
Daniel, I'm not saying any of this is
right. I'm saying I don't know what
to do about it.
I'm not asking you to change their way
of life ... but ... Chak'Ka wasn't born
in this kind of ... domestication. He's
known freedom his whole life. The Unas
of his planet live together in families,
they love their children, they have
Oh, yes, I've ... seen the cave drawings.
I will not leave him here like this.
Even if it means risking human lives?
Well, we should be able to avoid that,
shouldn't we? (Jack grins)
UP on the hill ...
So, what's going on?
They're using Unas as slaves. They've
been inbreeding so long, they've become
untrainable. They needed new blood.
They got Chak'Ka, and they're not giving
So, what are we gonna do?
We'll wait until dark ... Daniel and
I'll extract him. You'll provide cover
... and we're gonna do it without taking
Back at the village ...
Down! (He prods an Unas who cries out
in pain.) (Firmer) DOWN! (He prods the
An unas is putting something by Chak'Ka's cage.
Chak'Ka! (The Unas stops and looks at
him) (Louder) Chak'Ka! (The Unas stops,
and growls at him. He cocks his head
(Standing opposite Chak'Ka) Chak'Ka!
(He and Chak'Ka share eye contact) (Hears
a noise, runs away)
Daniel and Jack walk in.
Tell him to move back.
He's not moving!
(Sarcastically) I could have said that!
KeKa! KeKa! Danger! (Imitates pushing,
Chak'Ka moves back)
Jack lights a fuse. The other Unas start growling and shaking
the bars when seeing the bright light.
Oh, Crap! (Opens door) Come on! We gotta
(To Chak'Ka) Come on, come on! No, It's
(Pointing to other Unas who are still
What?! No! No Mou'Ta!
He says his friends won't ever forget.
Come on, it's OK. (Pulling him) Come
on, Let's go!
(Stopping Danny, Unas continue to growl)
He says they're all marked for death.
Daniel, with or without him ... we gotta
Sam is shown covering them from the hill, Teal'C is shown in
the village. She hears shouting, and sees the lit poles. (Fire
(Into radio) Sir! You've got company.
Teal'C fires his staff at the villagers, who scream. Sam begins
shooting her gun at the crowd. Teal'C continues shooting his
(Into radio)There's ten men heading
your way. We're laying down cover fire.
Sam Continues firing. Jack, in the barn, sees a man in the window
above him, and begins shooting at him. He gets a ZAT blast for
his efforts. Danny goes to shoot the ZATter, and gets a ZAT blast
of his own. So does Chak'Ka, who's standing next to Danny. The
ZATter is revealed to be Burrock. (All that Growling is beginning
to give me a headache! ;))
The next morning, Jack is sitting up behind bars with his face
in his hands.
(Over Radio) Colonel, come in. (Chak'Ka
finds the radio.) Colonel? Do you read?
Come in. Over. (He looks at it, curiously,
then looks at Daniel)
Chak'Ka must have grabbed that from
my vest before it was taken away.
Why would he do that?
Maybe he's seen me use it ... he knows
what it's for ... Chak'Ka! (Chak'Ra
growls) (Puts out his hand, and makes
a motion toward himself with his fingers)
No, I don't know that word ... (Chak'Ka
holds out the radio) Cose? Give? Yes,
yes, Chak'Ka! Ka! Give. Cose, cose.
(Holds out his hand, Chak'Ka throws
the radio in it, Danny catches it. The
Unas between them looks on with interest.)
Ak'Ka ... thank you.
Danny ... (Makes a motion with his hands
as if to say get on with it)
Right ... (Clears throat) (Into Radio)
Sam, it's Daniel. Do you read?
(She and Teal'C are walking they the
woods) Daniel, it's Sam ... are you
Uh ... I've been better.
Colonel O'Neill? (Jack raises his eyebrow)
Uh ... physically fine. But, uh ...
I'm not expecting a birthday present
any time soon.
(Sarcastically) Cose! (Chak'Ka turns
to look at him) Cose.
Chak'Ka? (Chak'Ka looks at him) (Puts
radio thru bars) Cose.
Unas in the middle of them takes the radio from Danny and gives
it to Chak'ka. Chak'Ka in turn, gives it to Jack.
Thank you. (Into radio) Carter? Report.
There were too many of them, Sir. You
ordered us not to shoot to kill. We
couldn't stop them.
Yeah, I know. (Chak'Ka's looking on
We're currently being pursued by search
parties. (Jack grins at Chak'Ka.) We're
attempting to get to the gate for reinforcement.
Roger that ... out.
(Walks back to Danny's side) Dan'El
Akon Nan! KeKa! (Holds up shackles)
(Forcefully) KA! SHA'NAN!
(Turns to Jack) Sha'Nan! (Jack looks
(Whispers to Danny) What's he saying?
Well, actually that means a lot of different
things. In this particular case, I'd
say : ' Thank you for ... trying to
free me. Sorry for getting you into
this mess. ' (Danny smiles)
Chaka ... full of nuts ... whatever.
Jack, it's not his fault.
Daniel ... I'm chained up ... in a madman's
barn with a bunch of Unas ... who's
to blame is not at the top of my list
of concerns ... just yet.
Chak'Ka! (Unas looks at him) Chak'KA!
(The one between Danny and Chak'Ka)
(Looks at Danny) Chak'KA!
Language, which is a learned behavior
... Chak'Ka must have ... taught this
Unas that word. (Said to Unas, pointing
to Chak'Ka) Chak'KA!
Chak'KA. (Points to Chak'Ka) Chak'Ka
UNAS OUTSIDE OF BARS
The three Unas growl.
They say Chak'Ka's their leader! They
must recognize that he wouldn't leave
Daniel ... dogs sniff each other's butts,
and they're friends for life ... we
still keep them as pets.
No! No, this is different. Chak'Ka made
a choice. The choice is FREEDOM. These
Unas have placed their allegiance to
him BECAUSE of that.
What are you saying?
I'm saying that they want to be free,
they recognize what that means!
All he said was 'Chak'Ka ZOLE! '
(The one between Danny and Chak'Ka)
(One outside cages, deep voiced) Chak'Ka
I was wrong! Chak'Ka ... Chak'Ka isn't
different! These Unas may have been
born into domestication, but they still
know what freedom means, they KNOW it
enough to WANT it!
You said yourself. This is their way
of life here.
Well, it has to change!
Well, we've meddled in other planet's
cultures before ...
Well, now you're talking about moving
in an ARMY !
I'd like to think that there was another
Look. In principle, I agree with you
Door opens. The shadow of an Unas is shown. Chak'Ka is shown
growling. The Unas in the door is shown again. Camera pans down
to a young boy (About 8) holding the Unas's hand. The boy walks
up to Jack.
You injured my father.
(After looking at the child for a while)
I'm sorry. I really am.
We were just trying to take back an
Unas that's rightfully ours.
Stealing is WRONG. (Yeah, tell your
father that, kid! ;))
Yes, it is.
(To Unas with the boy) Chak'Ka! (Unas
turns) Chak'Ka KA!
The Unas, an older one than Chak'Ka, looks like the Alpha Male
that Chak'Ka killed in the first ones, turns back toward the
door, and walks out, putting his arm around the child.
Trust me, Daniel. A whole LOT of people
will have to die around here before
one Unas goes free. (Danny's face says
he knows Jack's right)
Sam and Teal'C are running thru the woods. They get within eyesight
of the gate. Sam looks thru her binoculars, and sees that the
gate is under heavy guard.
Colonel, do you read?
Yeah, Carter. What's your situation?
We're at the gate Sir, but it's heavily
guarded. (Over radio) We can attempt
to get thru, but it's gonna get ugly.
Hold your position. (Hears someone coming)
Radio silence ... gotta go!
(Walking in) Beast stealing is punishable
by death. It is my hope ... that THAT
will not be necessary. But that will
be up to you. I also know ... that there
were others with you ... and that they
may try to rescue you. That will NOT
be wise. I will not hesitate to kill
What do you want?
Tell me of the places the Chappa'Ai
can go ... I do not understand why you
take such risks for this beast. He's
very valuable to me, but certainly,
you can replace him with one of equal
Because they're not beasts. They're
self-aware, intelligent beings ... and
you have no right ... to use them as
slaves or treat them like you do.
They used our forefathers as Slaves,
and treated them far worse than we treat
And that makes you right?
What would YOU have us do?!
Burrock laughs hardily. ;)
Untrained, uncontrolled?! A beast would
rip me limb from limb ... eat me alive!
Then, send them to their home world.
Our forefathers could have slaughtered
them all ... but instead, They saw a
way to use their strength to our advantage.
A way to co-exist. For that, we thank
But, you don't co-exist ... you use
them as SLAVES.
Look, we're not gonna tell you anything,
so you might as well just let us go.
We'll go back where we came from, You
can go on doing what you do so well.
Because now, I know for certain, there
is more out there ...
Yeah, I know, the grass always looks
cleaner. Fact is , there's a whole bunch
of guys with glowing eyes out there
... you REALLY don't wanna mess with
them. (He grins)
Burrock puts his prod against the bars. Jack has the light coming
out of his eyes and mouth like the Unas did.
(Gets up) I will not continue to do
What you gonna do? ... TEAL'C?! (Gets
up and runs after him).
(Standing and yelling) STOP!!!! HE'S
GONNA TELL YOU ANYTHING!!!!!!!
Burrock leaves Jack, and Jack lays on the floor, gasping in pain,
and holding his head. Burrock walks over to Danny's cage, and
sticks the prod on the bars, thus doing the same to Danny as
he did with Jack.
Other Unas scream "NAN" and "KA!" while growling and shaking
The Unas continue to scream and go wild. They're Pissed, gang!
(Yelling) QUIET DOWN!!!!!!!!!! (Unas
continue noise) QUIET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(More shaking and screaming and growling)
He proceeds to shoot an Unas across from the others. Next, he
turns and points the gun at the unas between Danny and Chak'Ka.
(MAN! he recovered fast! ;))
The gun clicks. He can't get it to work. Jack's starting to wake
Impressive weapon. But not as efficient
as a fire stick. It seems to stop working
after it's been fired for a while. I
assume ... that's what these are for.
(He has a clip) Tell me how to make
it work again.
(Holding his head in pain) Give it to
me ... I'll SHOW you.
(Chuckles) It was simple enough to learn
how to shoot it. I will learn this part
as well. In the meantime, hunger and
thirst will weaken you ... tomorrow,
you will tell me what I need to know.
(Looks at the dead Unas) I do not understand
why ... but it seems that you care for
Beasts ... more than you care for your
own well being. (Chuckles) So be it.
Every morning and every night, I will
come in here to learn what you know.
If you do not tell me ... I will kill
a beast. It may cost me ... but I believe
it may be worth it. <> (Walks to door, and turns.) Until
Sam and Teal'C are watching Burrock from behind a building.
Look, Teal'C. Maybe we can take out
those 4 guys, but there's dozens more
who'll be on us in SECONDS. Then we'll
have to get thru the gate.
(Sam clicks the radio) (Groans) Yeah,
Carter? I got ya.
Sir, what's your status? We heard the
We're all right. Only an Unas took a
No. No, he's OK. (Whispers) I thought
I told you to hold your position at
Yes, Sir. However, Teal'C thinks we
may be able to create a big enough distraction
to attempt a rescue, and I agree. However,
we can't guarantee zero casualties.
If that's still your concern, please
(To Danny) I don't think we're gonna
talk our way out of this one.
(Sounding pissed) Well, for once, I'm
not asking us to!
(Quietly) Dammit, Daniel.
Let's get out of here ... all of us.
Sir, still awaiting your orders.
Yeah. We've got 3 Unas that are gonna
be joining us ... Do what ya haveta
do, Carter. (He looks at Daniel with
a pained expression.)
(To an Unas Playing like a horse, carrying
a cart) YOU! Leave it! Come here!
Teal'C lurks around a cart of hay, while Sam lurks around the
barrel of water. She does something to it. The cart of Hay explodes.
QUICK! Water! Before the fire spreads
to the buildings!
People are running toward the barrel of water, which promptly
explodes as well, shooting water far up into the air. (Uh-OH!
;)) Teal'C starts shooting at men who are guarding the barn.
Teal'C runs away from the barn, and most of them chase him. Sam
comes up from behind, and ZATs the remaining men. She takes a
ZAT from one of the men, and goes in the barn. Jack sees her,
and stands up.
(While she's setting the explosive on
the lock) Where's Teal'C?
Trying to be popular.
An Unas growls as Sam goes rig Danny's lock. Jack lights his
fuse. Sam gives Danny the fuse to light. The Unas looks at her
curiously as she rigs his lock. Danny lights his fuse.
KE'KA! (The Unas steps away from the
Sam blows the fuse for the two Unas's, while Jack and Danny get
Come on! Come on!
KA'KA! KA'KA! (Grabs Unas)
Outside, everyone is still running to get water.
STOP! (Points his staff at them)
The man realizes he has a P90, a ZAT gun, and a sidearm plus
3 pissed off Unas pointed at him, and drops his staff and runs
away. ;) (Smart man! LOL!) The 6 are seen running in the background
while people continue to get water and fight the fire. Chak'Ka
runs ahead, and stops.
Chak'Ka! (Chak'Ka looks ahead of him,
cocking his head in curiosity.) It's
OK! Chak'Ka! ... Kanic ... Friend.
(Looks at person in front of him, who
is revealed to be Teal'C) Friend.
The walk down the path and see the gate, open, no guards.
I thought you said the gate was heavily
Maybe they've all gone into town to
help douse the fire.
Or we got an ambush here. (The Unas
run out) Hey! Hey! Stop!
Ke'KA! Chak'KA! (Chak'KA turns) Ke'Ka!
(Chak'KA nods affirmative, then continues)
I think he understands why we stopped.
(Looks at Danny) All right ... fan out!
An Unas gets shot in the back twice. Teal'C shoots the shooter
down from the tree. Another man gets elbowed in the face by Jack.
A third man gets a ZAT blast from Danny. Chak'Ka attacks a forth
man and starts hitting him. Burrock sees this, and points his
staff at him. Danny sees this.
Danny shoots his ZAT at Burrock, and misses, when Burrock ducks
his head just in time. (I see Danny-Boy's been working out with
Jack at the shooting range after his workout with Teal'C at the
Gym! ;)) Burrock shoots at Danny, missing him when he ducks behind
a tree. Chak'Ka sees this. The other Unas jumps on Burrock from
behind. Burrock flips him off, and points his Staff at the Unas,
who's laying on the ground. Chak'Ka shoots Burrock in the shoulder.
He walks over to him, standing over him. He primes the staff.
Chak'Ka shoots Burrock. Danny runs up to him, and takes off his
glasses. (He's really yummy with wet hair, and no glasses! ;))
Chak'Ka helps the other Unas up, and grabs Burrock's staff. Both
Unas say "Chak'Ka".
We're all clear, Sir. Teal'C's dialing
the gate. We should hurry ... there
might be more men coming.
Chak'Ka! Come on, we're ... uh ... taking
you home. (Chak'Ka walks over to Danny,
and says no nan) No Nan ... Home. (Chak'Ka
says AKA) No na! (The Unas says something
That I can't do without Closed captioning!
;)) We did all this to save you. (Chak'Ka
says something) I don't think he ever
intended to come with us. (Chak'Ka says
something) He thought he was helping
So what does he want to do?
Stay and fight to free the others.
Daniel, we didn't come here to arm them.
Well, they did that themselves. (Smiles)
I don't think we're gonna stop them.
(Gives Chak'Ka his ZAT) Ka'Kek. (Chak'Ka
refuses, then sees it in Danny's eyes,
and accepts the ZAT. ) Chak'Ka.
The Unas leave. Sam looks at Jack, who looks at her, then to
the ground, then up to Danny.
You sent em out to start a war.
Well, it was his choice. I told them
they didn't have to kill.
You think he understands that?
They know what freedom is and are willing
to fight for it. They deserve a chance.