"EX DEUS MACHINA"
Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
Opens with a Jaffa running fast through a dark dense forest obviously
afraid. He falls but quickly picks himself up glancing back keeps
running. He enters a clearing and is hit by a......car? Two men
get out looking at each other.
Briefing room. Jackson, telling Landry, Mitchell and Teal'c about
what happened. Landry looking at pictures of the Jaffa, passing
them to Mitchell.
He was discovered this morning on a
remote road of interstate 77 in Virginia.
He was spotted by a passing motorist...
local authorities said he had been dead
about a day or so...probably the victim
of a hit and run driver.
What do we figure? This guy got lost
and he was hitching a ride back to Chulak?
His presence on Earth is a mystery to
He was found literally in the middle
of nowhere...*reading file* about 3
miles north of a little town called
Edison, population 3 thousand and 12.
*passes Landry file*
The symbol on his forehead indicates
that he was a servant of Lord Yu. Many
of whom now follow Gerak.
Gerak may be able to shed some light
I will speak to him.
Very well...Colonel Mitchell, You're
with Teal'c. Dr Jackson I want you to
dig up all the information you can on
Edison Virginia. Colonel Carter will
join you as soon as she's settled in.
SGC Corridor, Carter swerves with her pile of boxes round an
Whoa Sam hey...come on let me...let
me give you a hand.
*handing control of the trolley to him*
Thank you. So uh... General Landry briefed
me on the circumstances surrounding
our mystery Jaffa.
Yeah...I think I got something on that.
*hands her newspaper*
yeah...you uh...familiar with them?
They're an aeronautics firm headquartered
in Bethesda...the department of defense
is there biggest client.
yeah it turns out that their plant in
Virginia employed about 800 residents
of Edison until it closed down six months
ago. Now it's located just outside of
town and about a...about a mile and
a half from where our dead Jaffa turned
up...*turns into Carter's lab*
really... ah...pardon the mess...I'm
still unpacking. *walks over to laptop,
Jackson following* ah...*types* Farrow-Marshall...lets
see what they've been up to lately...*pulls
up a page* here we go...there chief
financial officer went missing yesterday
yeah...*reads* according to his wife
he left for a business meeting in Richmond,
Virginia...and never came back.
Gerak standing in the centre between two tables addressing the
other councilors seated at them.
Make no mistake brothers...The Tok'ra
only wish to meet with us because they
fear us. We defeated the Goa'uld, and
took their mother ships...and strong
holds. Now...we are out own masters.
*stands* I needn't remind the council
that the Tok'ra did battle with the
Goa'uld for just as many years...their
efforts were instrumental in securing
let us all be clear...the only motivation...that
the Tok'ra have *we see Mitchell and
Teal'c entering the room behind. Female
high councilor sits* is their own selfish
needs...not to help any of us...
then what do you suggest Gerak? That
we use our new found strength to take
what we want... *walks towards the centre...*
that we emulate our former oppressors...*smirks*
brothers and sisters...we finally have
the opportunity to govern with authority...and
respect. Years ago that seemed unthinkable...but
now we are in a position to help others
who are in need of our support and guidance.
why should we help them?
*before Teal'c can answer* How `bout
because... it is the right thing to
do? *council members look angry, Mitchell
walks down steps towards centre* look...what
ever your differences with the Tok'ra
in the past...its time to move on...Teal'c's
right...you kicked ass, you're sitting
pretty...don't get hung up o-*Teal'c
*quiet* outsiders are not permitted
to address the council.
*glances round, nods, Gerak glaring
at him* never mind.
I caution you all. We have fought to
long and to hard to entrust our freedom
to the Tok'ra...or to the Tau'ri for
*stands* Brothers and sisters...I suggest
we bring this assembly to an end...let
us consider what we've discussed and
reconvene in the morning.
very well *raises his hand, the council
members rise leaving*
Female high councilor nods at Teal'c he returns it. Gerak moves
to walk past Teal'c, but Teal'c grabs his arm.
Gerak. A word.
*chuckles* Teal'c...welcome back to
Dakara...your presence is... sorely
missed...what uh... draws you away for
A Jaffa was discovered on Earth...dead.
oh...strange...but uh...what has that
got to do with me...
he was a servant of lord Yu's and I
assumed a follower of yours...*Mitchell
shows Gerak a photo of the Jaffa*
well...that may be...but uh...I don't
seem to recognize him...*grabs photos
off Mitchell* nor do I know what he
is doing on Earth. *a Jaffa comes and
whispers to him* oh...my obligation
to the council requires my presence
elsewhere...I'm sure you understand...*hands
Teal'c photos heads off*
he is lying to us.
A café. Daniel brings over two coffees and grabs some milk, sitting
with a young woman, the missing CFO's Wife
It was about six months ago when he
started to act strangely...
What do you mean strangely?
cold...distant...You've got to understand
Alex has always been incredibly focused
when it comes to his job *Jackson nods*
and at first I had just assumed that
he had a lot on his plate...but after
a couple of weeks it became clear that
it was more than that. I started to
suspect that he might be having an affair
*Jackson, raises eyebrows*...so I hired
a private investigator and I had him
...and...what did the investigator find
*hesitates* I'm not sure exactly...but...a
couple of days after accepting the Job,
he quit, returned all of my money and
strongly suggested that I drop the matter.
He didn't offer you any kind of explanation?
no...but it was obvious...he was scared.
He did some surveillance in his first
two days...*hands Jackson file* these
are the photos that he took...*he pulls
out the photos* he asked for them back
after a couple of days...after he dropped
the case...but *Photos show her husband
meeting a group of me in suits*...I
refused. I offered them to the police
but they didn't think the photos were
pertinent to their investigation. My
husband wasn't having an affair but
he was clearly involved in something
he wanted to keep secret.
do you mind if we hold on to these?
Dakara, A Jaffa (Yat'yir) watches over a prisoner who's in chains
blood streaking there hands. Gerak enters.
he still refuses to speak?
the prisoner is strong.
then we must be stronger yet... *picks
up stun stick, Yat'yir looks at him*
it was through instruments like this...we
then how appropriate would it be then
for it to be used to serve our cause.*He
walks over to the prisoner revealing
the, Badly beaten, Missing CFO, Gerak
leans close to him* you will surrender
your secrets. Of that...*pulls up stun
stick* of that I am sure. *the CFO's
Carter Paces in a briefing room in the Farrow-Marshall building,
*enters* Colonel Carter?...charlotte
Mayfield. *shakes her head* Bp here
at Farrow-Marshall. How can I help you?
*they both take a seat*
I wanted to ask you a few questions
about your plant in Virginia
it was shut down...six months ago.
officially yes...but we went by to check
it out and...it looked like it had been
cleaned out very recently.
*shrugs* I'm not sure what you're getting
*doesn't believe her* some of the residents
at Edison claim they saw trucks traveling
to and from the plant a couple of nights
so you're saying no ones been in the
area for several months?
*fixed smile* well I can't speak for
the locals but certainly no one from
Farrow-Marshall would have any reason
to go there.
how `bout Richmond? Anyone from Farrow-Marshall
have reason to go there? According to
his wife Alex Jameson was on his way
to Richmond, Virginia when he went missing...
we've co-operated with the local authorities
on Mr. Jameson's disappearance. You
may want to consult with them
who was Mr. Jameson meeting with that
I'm sorry...company policy prevents
me from discussing that with you...
*after a beat* your CFO is missing.
Now I would think that you would want
to do everything in your power to help
oh I do...as I said we're co-operating
with the authorities... now if you'll
excuse me I think we're done here *gets
up heads to door, two men come to the
door* these gentlemen will show you
out...if you have any questions feel
free to fax them to the head office.
She walks off to a security room watching Carter being escorted
to the exit by the two security guards.
*turns* you can be sure that's not the
end of it...
*sitting on couch, in a black suit,
speaking in human voice* of course not...we've
only just...begun. *his eyes glow*
SGC Corridor, Landry and Jackson walking along to elevator.
with Kerry Johnson's of the CIA's investigation
into the NID trust connection...we've
done a little digging and managed to
put names to some of the face from the
photographs Sheila Jameson provided.
*passes Landry a photo* that's David
Ballard, chairman of the start consortium.
*another one* This is Missad O'hero,
CEO far east mercantile. *another* James
Lawry and Tony Tran, president and chief
financial officer allaraf pharmaceuticals.
*passes another, gets in elevator* this
one...is... Michael Northrup founder
of CEO founder of Hamil technologies...all
the individuals we've managed to identify
so far are major players in the areas
of business and finance, very powerful...very
influential and in the case of these
two *looking at another photo*...very
Terrance Evans and William Blaylock
founding partners of Persian media enterprises
they went missing about six months ago
coincidently around the same time we
managed to destroy the Osiris' ship...
*gets out of elevator* you see a possible
Goa'uld connection here?
well we already know that sometime last
year the Goa'uld successfully infiltrated
the trust...and we know the trust has
connections to government agencies and
cooperation's world wide. There's a
good chance we didn't get them all...and
if that's the case... the Goa'uld are
still on Earth...and they're gaining
Dakara. Teal'c discussing something with two Jaffa, they bow
and head off, Teal'c walks over to Mitchell
Let me guess...they didn't know anything
as Gerak grows strong few Jaffa risk
defying him...for fear of retribution...we
must leave Dakara and seek our answers
the answers you seek are on Earth...*they
turn she is hidden in a corner, they
what do you know of the Jaffa we discovered?
he lost his life trying to secure Garek's
of what prize do you speak?
Ba'al is on Earth?
that is where he sought refuge immediately
following his defeat in the battle for
Dakara... he has been there ever since...
Landry, Mitchell and Teal'c head up to briefing room. Mitchell
and Teal'c obviously just got back.
You're telling me a member of the Jaffa
high council claims that Ba'al has been
here on Earth for the better part of
the last 9 months?
they're any chance she may be right?
my information suggests that Ba'al is
hiding in the Archiva system...he has
been sited there as recently as a week
so the council member is either lying
or she's a victim of bad intelligence
well...not all bad sir...they knew enough
to look for Ba'al at a trust related
facility... if he were on Earth that
would be the best place to start.
if the Jaffa genuinely believe Ba'al
to be on Earth...they will continue
to search for him.
well that's obviously unacceptable...tell
the council we've begun our own investigation
if he's here... we'll find him.
it would not be in Gerak's best interest
to allow that to happen.
Ba'al's capture would be a big moral
victory as well as a huge political
gain for whoever brings him in...
should Gerak be successful...he would
win the hearts of many undecided Jaffa...there
by ensuring undisputed influence over
so all we have to do is find Ba'al before
yeah but...Gerak has a head start...the
fact that the company CFO went missing
about the same time the Jaffa was killed...
you think Jameson was at the plant when
they came looking for Ba'al.
in which case he might well have been
Gerak walks over to the Jaffa, Jameson is slopped on the ground
lots of blood, a dagger lies to the side with blood.
he has revealed Ba'al's location...and
the location of his various shelters
on Earth... *drops stun stick in disgust*
you should never have invented such
an affective means of torture...
Cargo ship lands on top of a building...The Jaffa go to the roof
door and head in. Inside a guy playing a card game on his computer
Come on...come on...*he wins* yes. *Jaffa
opens staff weapon behind him, turns
where is the false god Ba'al
In the security room
*into radio* we've been compromised.
The Jaffa head down one side while the Goa'uld in suits come
from the other a battle ensues, Jaffa with staff weapons, Goa'uld
with a bunch of semi-automatics.
Ba'al enters security room,
They're five floors above us.
I know...we're leaving. *they leave*
Guy under his desk Babbling incoherently into phone.
uuh ahh uuu ahhh ---There's a whole
lot of shooting here ok!
Mitchell leaning against wall waiting for Jackson as he steps
out of the elevator.
those offices were a war zone. staff
weapons vs. Semi- automatics.
hard to say...there were no bodies and
all the security footage was missing.
one. Some guy who was working overtime...spent
most of his firefight under his desk,
but was able to provide a description
of three individuals. Big. Tattooed.
so...it's either our Jaffa or Kiss is
back on tour. *they enter briefing room,
Landry and Harriman setting up TV*
I have something to show you. We've
just received this. *presses play, Ba'al
appears on the screen*
*normal voice* although it's a far cry
from some of the better worlds I've
conquered in my days but this planet
is not without its charm
in retrospect it ma-
-kes me glad we never succeeded in destroying
it. That said... Earth is not without
its drawbacks...the foremost being...an
alarming lack of privacy...my ships
have been seized, my armies vanquished...
I no longer present a threat to this
galaxy... all I ask is to be left alone
without having to worry about you...the
Jaffa...or any of my former enemies
coming after me... so...allow me to
live out the rest of my days here...on
Earth in Peace...without interference
in exchange for my...freedom. I will
follow your laws...you will never have
cause to fear me again. *Landry smirks*
I hope we can put the past behind us...
I certainly have no desire to harm you
or anyone else on this world... that
said...you should know I've placed a
Naquadah bomb...somewhere in the United
states...consider it a precautionary
measure...if another attempt is made
to capture me...I promise you the consequences
will be most dire. *Landry shuts off
Sam gets off phone and goes to sit at the briefing table With
of all the retirement destinations he
could choose...he has to pick our planet.
we have teams outfitted with Naquadah
detectors in several Major urban centers
but there's no way we can cover the
the Prometheus has instruments that
can detect naquadah from orbit does
yes...but so far the scans have come
so it could be a bluff...
or Ba'al may have found away to shield
the bomb from our sensors
bluffing or not...he's still a threat.
As to the fact as the head of the trust
operations, he has the resources and
capabilities to do a lot of damage.
Naquadah bomb or not...
so...problem number one: how do we find
him? Problem number two: how do we take
him out without inflicting collateral
ah good point. Ba'al's probably surrounded
by security, no doubt most of them human
with no knowledge of his true identity...if
we go after him we risk injuring innocent
not if we use the symbiote poison the
Tok'ra developed. We already know it
won't harm human physiology.
and with the right delivery system...nothing
but net. nice
I'll contact R&D...See what they can
Which leaves us with problem number
The NID is running surveillance on the
individuals identified in the photographs
with Jameson ...hopefully, eventually
one of them will lead us to Ba'al
of equal concern are Gerak's Jaffa.
We have no control over them...if they
decide to move on Ba'al Earth will face
Ba'al's full reprisal.
and I'm guessing...those Jaffa aren't
exactly kicking it back at the local
Denny's plus isn't it a long stinky
ride from Dakara in a cargo ship?
Indeed. It is more likely that Gerak
has a Mothership somewhere in the vicinity
well if the Prometheus was going to
detect the naquadah from orbit it would
have done it by now.
alright...I'll send them out to look
for the Mothership. Colonel Mitchell
I want you and Teal'c on board. Colonel
Carter, Dr Jackson you co-ordinate with
the NID, in the event they locate Ba'al
I want you there.
Landry leaves and they all stand heading for exit, Mitchell reaches
into his pocket, pulling out something and hiding it behind his
Hey. Wait up
Walks over to Jackson pulling off the SGC shoulder patch and
slapping on an SG-1 one, He then turns to Carter, holding the
badge up to her, she smiles and nods. He pulls off her SGC patch
slaps on the SG-1 one and turns to Teal'c, holding it up to him,
after a minute he takes it...
He heads off they all grin at each other, Landry watching happily
from his office.
Prometheus. Pendergast meets Teal'c and Mitchell at the Elevator.
Gentlemen welcomes aboard
thank you sir. Any word from NORAD?
SSN came up empty. Could the ship we're
looking for be cloaked?
Motherships do not possess cloaking
well then could we be looking for another
type of craft?
it is possible
whatever the target ship is out there
we'll find it.
Carter and Jackson get out of a car and enter the back of a van.
Agent Barrett. Thanks for the lift.
*shakes his hand* well...I couldn't
exactly have you guys catching a cab
to the stake out now... could I?
so what's the latest?
well...one of our agents following the
Jameson leads spotted an individual
matching Ba'al's description at the
Gilbride hotel on fifth street... Looks
like we got him.
Prometheus. On flight deck
you picking up anything at all? Unusual
variances? Anomalous energy readings?
you know it's possible what we're looking
for isn't even out there...
it is possible but unlikely. If Gerak
believed Ba'al to be on Earth he would
undoubtedly establish a base of operations
in planetary orbit.
great...so where is it?
*Teal'c staring out the viewer...at
the moon, realizing* right in plain
what was that?
colonel Pendergast...plot a course for
the far side of the moon.
A man (Williams) runs over to the Van... Carter, Barrett and
Jackson are in. Gets in
what's the situation?
they're still inside...since 16:02.
all the exits are covered we're just
waiting for the green light.
Dr Jackson...you go with Williams...
Williams and Jackson leave the Van, Carter looks out after them,
then fiddles with a few switches...
*Clears throat* uhm...how have you been?
pretty good. You?
yeah... pretty good...can't complain
*smiles, she nods, carries on, he looks
at screen* what's new?
uh... lets see...I was leading R&D for
a while there
*he nods, smiles* well...I never figured
you the type to settle for a desk job...
I needed something with more flexible
hours. Janet's adopted daughter Cassie
was going through a hard time...
oh I see...
spent some time on the Prometheus...away
on deep space reconnaissance.
oooh. *grins* Help stopped a dangerous
new enemy from getting a foothold in
yes *smiles* yeah I heard about that
*she's smiles, putting ear piece* how's
Pete? *doesn't look at her*
*looks a little uncomfortable* we broke
really? *smiles, then fades a little
when she looks at him* uh...I...I mean...
I'm sorry to hear that
*shrugs* oh it was the best thing for
both of us.
*after a minute* so you're single again?
*not sure how to answer* Not exactly
*smiles* *his smile fades, she bites
lip, definitely uncomfortable*
sir I'm picking up a large energy signature...
*as they pass the moon they spot the
Mothership* lock on target.
target locked... sir we're receiving
a communication from the mother ship.
let's see it. *they all turn to screen,
as a Jaffa appears*
withdraw of we will be forced to defend
sorry. We're not going anywhere.
Jackson and Williams are watching the building from a car across
come on... where are they...
(on radio) abort...all agents abort.
*picks up radio* what's going on?
he's not inside...if we move now we
risk compromising the operation.
*pulls up binoculars looking a black
limo pulls up, two guys head for limo
behind them though not to clearly a
man who looks like Ba'al gets in* Barrett
you better be damn sure about this...
we're sure. Let them go and come to
In the Van.
It wasn't him...
How do you know?
because he can't be in two places at
once. Ba'al is across town right now
doing a live television interview.
what? *she turns on TV*
(on TV) Thank you...that is a very good
question...my acquisition of Hammel
technologies and its subsidiaries is
just a first step in a long range venture
that will ultimately see uh...a consolidation
and uh...streamlining...of what is presently
uh...dissolute market. No doubt most
of you have never heard of me before
today. Well I can assure you...that
over the next few months you will all
get to know me very well and...I look
forward to it... *Carter turns of TV*
This is colonel Pendergast of the Earth
ship Prometheus... asking you to stand
we have no desire to engage in battle.
But we will not withdraw our forces...
Look we know why you're here...
then you also know I have no choice
but to maintain my present position
okay... FYI we're not gonna let you
put anymore men on the planets surface.
if you fire on our ship...we will defend
Yat'yir... Hear me...you and your Jaffa
are at a disadvantage... knowing neither
territory nor its inhabitants...allow
us to assist you in apprehending Ba'al,
we can both lay claim to his capture...then
all Jaffa can declare freedom and celebrate
I am afraid we are past the point where
are differences can be settled so readily...I
am sorry Teal'c *ends transmission*
huh...meanwhile they've still got boots
on the ground...
nothing we can do about that.
perhaps we can...
by forcing Gerak's hand.
in the van. Carter on phone
yes sir. *hangs up* our orders are to
stay out for the time being...
you've got to be kidding me. Come on...
We know where he is... We've got him
yes Ba'al's made it easier for us to
pinpoint his location but unfortunately
by going public he's made it more difficult
to take him down quickly and covertly...
we make a move against him now and we
risk a media circus...unless, of course...
you feel like giving the American people
a Stargate primer...
there's also the little matter of a
naquadah bomb sitting somewhere in the
continental united states...
the generals consulting with the pentagon
to determine what are next move should
Dakara, walking down corridor to council chamber
if there is one thing a Jaffa values
above all else it is his pride...when
the other council members discover that
Gerak has not been completely forthcoming
they will turn against him and force
his hand... Gerak must be shamed into
removing his forces from Earth... it
is the only way.
your turf your rules brother.*they enter
...no matter how far we must travel...no
matter how long it will take...our former
enemies must pay for their crimes...this
I promise you. That we will destroy
them. Not only just in memory of those
who have fallen...but in honor of those
who survived to enjoy their freedom.
you speak of honor Gerak...yet you disrespect
this council by dishonoring it with
I have not lied to this council...it
is you that I have purposely misled...for
fear you're commitment to the cause
even as we speak Gerak's followers are
hunting Ba'al on Earth...
of this we are well aware...*Teal'c
stares at her*
I had wished to inform the council sooner
but I dared not...for fear that the
elements sympathetic to the Tau'ri would
learn about Ba'al's whereabouts...
you dare question my loyalty.
you're loyalty is not under question
Teal'c...you have done more than anyone
to help secure our freedom...and for
that we are ever grateful. However...your
allegiance to the Tau'ri presents you
with a difficult dilemma...
even as we speak...your Tau'ri ships
prevent us from pursuing the enemy.
as you have said Ka'lel... I accomplished
much in our long struggle against our
former oppressors but only because of
the support of the Tau'ri. They're commitment
was unwavering as my own. And now you
would repay them my surreptitiously
stealing upon their world, putting their
people, to say nothing of the Stargate
program, at risk...they are our allies.
Rather than dishonor them by trespassing
on to their world...respect them enough
to tell them the truth. Ask for their
assistance in capturing Ba'al...they
will help us!
They are but as determined to have Ba'al
answer to his crimes as our we...
But if they succeed...
Then he will be brought before this
council, where he will face his proper
punishment! You have my word. *he and
what the hell are you thinking, there
ain't no guarantee the US Government
is going to give them Ba'al.
it was only to give Gerak pause before
his next attack against Ba'al on Earth...
even so we may have only gained a brief
Landry waits for Mitchell and Teal'c at the base of the ramp.
satellite tracking has placed Ba'al
at a remote heavily guarded compound
west of the city from the site of the
press conference directly to his present
location he took no evasive maneuvers
made absolutely no attempt to disguise
his movements *they head to control
clearly he is infolded by the belief
that you would not dare attack him now
that he has made himself a public figure...
...I've had Harriman patch in Colonel
Carter and Dr Jackson. *we see Jackson
and Carter on screen* everybody up to
we have a cruise missile set a ready
to launch on your command.
general I recommend we launch now...it
may be the last chance we get...
what if he isn't bluffing about the
then we'll have stopped him before he
has the chance to plant anymore...
we'll have to come up with a cover story...
wouldn't be the first time...
we must strike now before Ba'al realizes
his strategy has backfired.
and the council?
I merely promised he would be delivered
if captured...if he is killed then there
is no difficulty.
Ba'al walks into an operations room on the compound.
*on phone* right good work
What's the news?
Stargate Command intends to attack
how can you be certain?
the humans who set up the trust were
in a position to infiltrate much of
the secure communications employed by
*smirks* how clever of them.
Landry, Mitchell and Teal'c in Landry's office, they see Harriman
sitting up the TV again.
*walks out* you got something else for
yes sir. We just got this sent to us...
you have chosen not to heed my warning...so
forced my hand... there is a bomb in
the helsian tower in downtown Seattle...it
will detonate at exactly 1:30pm local
time...call off your strike on my location...and
I will diffuse the device...defy me...and
this will be just the first of many...such
demonstrations... *video goes off*
*checks watch* 45 minutes...
the building is being evacuated...mobile
units have been dispatched...
in the van, it's en route to Ba'al's compound.
*on phone* yes sir...understood sir.
*turns off phone* agent Barrett have
your men tighten up their perimeter
around the compound, no one in or out.
Daniel once the missile hits you'll
have to go in and make sure we have
a confirmed kill...
why where are you gonna be?
how the hell are you going to get there?
*she grins, before she is beamed up
in a flash of light* Prometheus...
beats flying coach
Seattle...Building is being evacuated teams searching for naquadah.
Carter beamed straight for van to their.
have you located the bomb?
we're unable to get a fix on its location.
multiple signals? Is it possible there's
more than one device?
well...we're not sure...
a cargo ship moves in on Ba'al's Compound.
Wipe the Hard drives! And destroy the
equipment. I want nothing left. *sounds
of staff weapons and automatics outside.*
the Jaffa...they've found us.
time to go.
They rush out, others fiddling with computers.
Control room. Harriman walks up, Landry, Mitchell and Teal'c
come over to him
Colonel Carter and her team are still
searching...no sign of the bomb yet.
*sits down, gets a communication* sir
Dr Jackson reports Jaffa at the target
site...they've engaged the compound
*Landry looks at him* you must not hesitate
Launch the Missile.
yes sir. Launching Alpha two.
Seattle. Teams still searching for bomb
doesn't make any sense... it's like
there's naquadah everywhere...
how old is this building?
its brand new...it just went up last
get me a secure line to Stargate command
now. *he runs off*
sir I've got colonel Carter
Colonel! Did you find the bomb?
what's that suppose to mean?
readings indicate the entire superstructure
of the building is laced with Naquadah...it
was built that way...Ba'al's been planning
this for a long time...
I'm not sure I understand colonel...
The bomb isn't in the building sir...the
bomb is the building.
Control room. Time is running out.
Target locked on. Sir...we have a confirmed
hit on the location... agent Barrett
and his team are moving into secure
the area... *Landry looks at Teal'c
and Mitchell, worried*
*grabs intercom radioing Carter.* Sam...that
naquadah ain't going to go up on its
own...theirs got to be a detonator somewhere...
I agree...but it could be anywhere...inside
a wall...under the floor...we'd never
find it in time.
how much progress have you made on the
we've cleared a five block radius...but
when this thing goes off a five mile
radius isn't going to be enough...
there's not much you can do about that
now...I'll contact Prometheus...have
them beam you and your team out of there...
wait...that's it...Prometheus... *hurries
over to Harriman* Sgt patch me through
to colonel Pendergast *looks at time
*drops into seat* Cam what can I do
Need a little help moving
It worked...the building detonated at
a safe distance
Sir...I've got Dr Jackson.
what's happening out there doctor?
I'm sorry to report sir...it looks like
Dakara...Teal'c speaking to a large group of Jaffa in the council
the old ways will no longer serve us...Gerak's
ways are not the way of the future *they
all turn as Gerak enters* How dare you!
How dare you set foot in this council
why shouldn't I promise to return? tell
because you disregarded my warnings...
cause your rash actions not only allowed
Ba'al to escape but caused the lives
of many of our brothers...
they did not die in vain. *two Jaffa
drag a beaten Ba'al in, in chains.*
My rash actions were necessary I'm sure
you'll agree...yes you may muse about
what might have been...but the fact
remains that it was my men who captured
Ba'al. *the Jaffa mumble between them*
*in Goa'uld voice* enjoy your short
lived taste of freedom... you were born
slaves...and slaves you will die.
Gerak takes a staff weapon and shoots Ba'al in the back.
Teal'c returns to Earth, walks down the ramp...the rest of SG-1
waiting at the bottom
Ba'al did not escape...he was captured
by Gerak's forces
*rest of the team look at each other*
he was dragged into the council chamber
and executed before my very eyes...there
is no doubt.
Teal'c...we secured Ba'al's compound
and searched the premises... in the
basement we discovered a lab containing
equipment and data related to genetic
it's very possible the Ba'al you saw
die in Dakara was just a clone...the
real Ba'al could still be out there.
Teal'c is silent, walks down ramp past them...
hey! Where you going?
to take a much needed rest.
don't you think you should go back to
Dakara...let those Jaffa know the truth?
No. to reveal this at this time would
seem little more than an attempt to
tarnish Gerak's hard fought victory.
Teal'c...it's the truth.
regardless. they will not listen...for
the time being their hearts belong to
In an apartment, TV on news. As the Julia Donovan speaks of the
at present there are more questions
than answers in the events surrounding
the gas line explosions that claimed
the Hassien tower in downtown Seattle...what
we do know so far is that approximately
12:45 this afternoon local fire and
emergency crews were dispatched *During
news camera shows Ba'al in a black shirt
watching news...* to the scene. An evacuation
order was given and the building and
surrounding areas were evacuated, two
hours later *another Ba'al eating Chinese*
*another pouring drinks, Mayfield watching
him* when reporters were permitted to
return to the area all that remained
was a heap of rumble...surrounded as
it was by taller high rises there were
no eye witnesses to the buildings destruction.
No one saw or heard the explosion and
as a result conspiracy theories amount.
Some have pointed out that the amount
of rumble at the site is significantly
less that you wou--
*turns off TV* Over 600 channels and
nothing to watch. *gets up, walking
off, showing another Ba'al reading the
paper* think I'll turn in...we have
a big day ahead of us tomorrow.... *Mayfield
brings drink to one of them and sits*