SGC. LEVEL 27. Jack and Daniel get out of the elevator.
Still no, Daniel!
It doesnít even have to be on a permanent
I didnít let you go in the first place
- what makes you think Iím gonna change
Because ... (He pauses, struggling to
come up with a reason.)
Can you try to do better than that?
Because theyíre gonna need somebody
who can translate Ancient - Iím the
most qualified person left on the planet
for the mission.
Which is exactly why youíre gonna stay
Because Iíll quit!
Why donít you just hold your breath?
You havenít done that in a while.
(They reach the door to Jackís office and stop at the sight that
greets them. General Hammond is sitting in Jackís chair. He spins
the chair round to face them.)
Jack. I let myself in - hope you donít
Absolutely not! Welcome.
Miss the chair?
Actually, I do.
Want it back?
As a matter of fact, I do. My new one
just isnít the same.
Thatís not exactly what I meant.
Doctor Jackson - nice to see you again.
Likewise. We miss you around here, sir.
(Jack looks at him indignantly.) So,
to what do we owe this pleasure?
I came to ask if youíd be interested
in joining the mission to Atlantis.
OíNEILL AND DANIEL
Heís the most qualified person on this
planet, and the mission commander needs
someone who can translate Ancient.
(Jack looks round at Daniel, who tries unsuccessfully not to
With all due respect, sir, I think you
should tell the mission commander that
I need Daniel right here.
You just did.
I did ... I did? You, sir?
Yes. (He stands up.) Request denied.
Doctor Jackson, youíre with me. (To
Jack) Iíll have the chair shipped to
Washington. You can requisition a new
Iíll do that, sir.
We leave tomorrow. (To Jack) Oh, and
Iíll be taking Walter too.
(He leaves the room. Jack looks round at Daniel, who glances
at him and then looks away, clearing his throat in a rather embarrassed
way before leaving the room as well.)
NEVADA. PROMETHEUS BASE. Daniel comes on board Prometheus and
walks along a corridor to meet General Hammond.
(They shake hands.)
Thank you, sir - again.
My motives were purely selfish, Doctor
Jackson. We havenít heard a word from
the Atlantis expedition team since they
first left. We have no idea what weíre
going to find in Pegasus. Your knowledge
and expertise will no doubt prove invaluable.
General, if you donít mind my asking
Why am I going?
Well, you couldíve chosen anyone to
command this mission.
Yíknow, I sat back and watched you people
go on a lot of adventures over the years.
Itís just that I thought that, when
you were replaced at the SGC, you were
sort of bucking for retirement.
And then I led Prometheus against Anubisí
Got your dander up!
Thatís why I took the job as Head of
Homeworld Security - and then this opportunity
came along. Well, the President put
me in charge, so I could choose anyone
I wanted to lead the mission.
So why not choose yourself?!
Like I said, I sent a lot of people
into action over the years. More than
a few didnít come back. Iíd like to
see this one through personally.
Weíve never left anyone behind, sir.
And weíre not going to this time.
SPACE. Prometheus is in hyperspace. In Prometheusí briefing room,
Daniel is talking to various personnel, including General Hammond
and Sergeant Harriman.
Last recorded MALP telemetry from Atlantis
indicated an enclosed space with viable
(A young scientist, Novak, walks to her seat, hiccuping as she
goes. She mutters ďStop it!Ē to herself as she takes her seat.)
Now weíre going on the assumption that
the expedition team found the lost city
and was able to set up a base of operations
(Novak hiccups noisily.)
The Asgard hyperdrive is functioning
at one hundred percent, sir.
Thank you. (He turns back to Daniel.)
Iím sorry - what-what was I saying?
Oh, you were assuming the lost city
is at the other end of this field trip.
(She hiccups.) Please ignore me.
Itís hard to.
You disagree, Doctor?
Well, as far as we know, the Atlantis
team found another outpost like the
one on Antarctica. It could be on a
moon, or at the bottom of some deep,
dark ocean. (She hiccups.)
Which is why weíre going. If theyíre
trapped and need help ...
If theyíre even alive at all. (She hiccups.)
As for why theyíve been unable to make
contact with Earth, hopefully itís just
a matter of being unable to locate a
viable power source.
Using information collected from the
Ancient outpost on Earth, Doctor Jackson
and his team have pinpointed our destination
in the Pegasus galaxy.
Which is here. (He indicates the location
on a map. Novak hiccups noisily.)
Damn it to hell! (She takes a glass
of water off the table, turns her chair
around, leans forward between her knees
and noisily slurps water from the far
side of the glass. Walter tries to hide
his smile, while the others look awkward
LATER. Doctor Novak walks towards an elevator. Daniel is already
there and swiping his card through the reader to call the elevator.
You can call me Lindsey. Um, sorry for
contradicting you in the briefing.
(The elevator arrives and they get in.)
Oh, no, donít be. I mean, you were right
- the fact that we havenít heard from
the Atlantis expedition since they left
is a bad sign. (Novak hiccups.) Tried
holding your breath?
Oh, God, Iíve tried everything!
Yeah, it doesnít work for me either.
Itís been like this since I was a kid.
(She hiccups. The elevator arrives at
its destination and they get out.) It,
er, it comes on when I get scared, but
this is the worst itís been since my
PhD presentation. I mean, I donít really
do well in stressful situations. I guess
thatís why I turned down going to Atlantis
the first time.
Well, Iím sure youíre gonna be fine.
General Hammond says youíre, er, youíre
very good at what you do, so ...
Oh, thank you!
(Alarms sound. Novak hiccups.)
Whatís that? Whatís wrong?
I donít know.
(He hurries off. Novak holds her breath for a few seconds, then
realises that she ought to be somewhere.)
OK. (She too hurries off.)
BRIDGE. Colonel Reynolds is standing at the front of the Bridge,
looking out the front windscreen. He turns and walks away as
Daniel comes in. Hammond is in the big chair, with Walter sitting
Weíre picking up what sounds like a
Where are we?
Weíre still well inside the Milky Way.
Play it back.
Yes, sir. (He activates the playback.
A womanís voice can be heard. What she
says is broken up with many gaps.)
Help ... require assistance ... have
failed ... lost power to ... Repeat,
stranded in ...
She sounds human.
What do you think?
Well, as much as I hate to delay this
trip, I think we have to check it out.
How far away is it?
The message is originating just over
fifty light years off our designated
route. We could be there in ... twenty
Set a course.
SPACE. Prometheus comes out of hyperspace. Up ahead, two ships
Set shields at maximum. Arm weapons.
Looks like an alíkesh and a cargo ship.
Scans indicate theyíve suffered significant
damage. The distress signal is originating
from within the alíkesh.
I donít understand. A human distress
call from a Goaíuld ship - that makes
I agree, sir. It could be a trap.
Look, I know this looks suspicious but
what if there was an uprising on board
one of those ships? There could be human
prisoners in need of our help.
Open a channel.
Yes, sir. (He activates comms.)
This is General George Hammond of the
Earth vessel Prometheus. Weíre answering
your distress call and standing ready
to assist you.
(Thereís no reply.)
We can transport a portable sensor unit
on board to determine life support viability.
(Hammond nods his agreement.)
General - an alíkesh is potentially
a valuable ship. Even if there are no
survivors, we need to determine if itís
spaceworthy. If it is, we should salvage
Take a team.
ALíKESH. Reynolds and three others ring on board. They check
out the immediate area.
Prometheus - this is SG-3. We are on
(The team moves into the corridors.)
General, weíre seeing some energy weapon
(The team moves on. After a while Reynolds sees a dead Jaffa
lying on the floor.)
We have one Jaffa - KIA.
SG TEAM MEMBER
Sir, over here!
(Reynolds hurries to see what his team mate has found, then activates
his radio again.)
Make that four Jaffa. Looks like these
folks had a little onboard fire fight.
Still no sign of life. Weíre heading
to the Bridge.
(They hear the sound of the transporter rings activating and
hurry back towards the ring room.)
Prometheus, someone just activated the
... (His transmission ends.)
Colonel Reynolds, say again?
Sir! Our rings just activated.
(At the Prometheus ring room, the doors open and a super-soldier
Security team to level four ring room.
Visuals onscreen. (Walter calls up the
ring room camera but there is nothing
but static on the screen.) Seal it off.
Controls are not responding, sir.
ALíKESH. One of SG-3 is trying to get the ring transporter working.
Reynolds comes over to him.
Itís no good, sir. The rings will not
Security team, report.
All shipboard communications are down.
Initiate emergency lockdown.
I canít, sir. It may be possible from
the engine room.
(Daniel and a couple of technicians hurry out of the room.)
CORRIDORS. Daniel and his team enter a corridor and see the super-soldier
up ahead. Daniel dives out of the way as the super-soldier turns
and fires a zat gun, taking down the other three people. Daniel
stays in hiding as the super-soldier clumps away, then looks
cautiously round the corner at his downed colleagues. Hearing
the super-soldier firing its zat at some other people, he runs
ALíKESH. The rings activate.
That wasnít me, sir.
(Reynolds looks at what has been transported in.)
Letís get Ďem out of there.
(He and his team run forward and we see that several members
of the Prometheus crew are lying on the floor, unconscious.)
PROMETHEUS BRIDGE. The door opens and the super-soldier walks
in. Hammond, Walter and the other crew stare in horror as it
raises its zat gun.
PROMETHEUS CORRIDORS. Daniel makes his way to the Armoury, takes
down a Telchak rifle and adjusts the chip in it. Picking up a
bag of weaponry, he heads off.
ALíKESH. Reynolds and his team have just finished dragging their
unconscious crewmates off the ring circle when the rings activate
again. SG-3 raise their weapons. The rings lift, and standing
there are Hammond, Walter and two other crew members.
ALíKESH BRIDGE. Hammond and Reynolds come onto the Bridge. Out
the front windscreen, they see Prometheus power up and fly away.
Can we pursue?
(Reynolds sits in the pilotís seat and tries to activate some
Engines are offline. Controls are unresponsive.
The weapons are offline too, sir. It
looks like weíre dead in the water.
(Walter hurries in.)
General. I just did a head count. Daniel
Jackson is still aboard Prometheus.
PROMETHEUS BRIDGE. Daniel carefully makes his way onto the Bridge.
The super-soldier is standing with its back to him. Daniel raises
his rifle and fires, but the blast has no effect. The super-soldier
turns toward him. Daniel fires again, still with no effect. The
super-soldier raises its zat gun.
(The super-soldier fires. Daniel cries out in pain and falls
to the floor.)
ALíKESH RING ROOM. Hammond goes over to Novak, who is sitting
on the floor holding her head.
Are you OK?
Oh, I feel like my headís gonna explode
- but on the bright side, I think my
hiccups are gone! (She hiccups, then
rolls her eyes before turning to Hammond.)
What do you need, sir?
I need this ship operational - now.
Yes, sir. (Reynolds helps her to her
feet.) Thank you.
ALíKESH BRIDGE. Walter is in the pilotís seat, trying to get
the controls to work. Hammond comes in.
Near as I can tell, weíre lucky that
the life support systems are still working,
How much time do you figure we have?
Thatís hard to say. Iíve got some secondary
systems online, including some short
range sensors, sir. Scans of the cargo
ship indicate that itís in worse shape
than this alíkesh. (He looks round at
Hammond.) Strange, isnít it, sir?
That a Goaíuld super-soldier would go
to all this trouble to keep us alive?
PROMETHEUS BRIDGE. Daniel is unconscious in the commanderís chair,
tied by his wrists with plastic tethers. He wakes up, tries to
move and realises that he canít. He looks over to the super-soldier,
which is standing with its back to him and looking at some screens.
Hey, howís it going? (The super-soldier
ignores him.) Guess itís just you and
me, huh? (It still ignores him.) Itís
a little strange, isnít it? See, that
weapon I shot you with should have killed
you. Whatís even stranger is you guys
usually donít take prisoners, either.
I mean, itís, uh, kinda kill first and
... (He trails off and thinks through
what he was about to say.) No, thatís
generally just about it - just the killing.
Iím just gonna talk to myself here for
a while, Ďcos youíre not gonna talk
to me and ... Not that you guys are
very talkative, but, uh ...
(The super-soldier finally turns towards him. Its voice sounds
like a Goaíuld.)
You may prove useful.
OK, now weíre gettiní somewhere. Whereís
I transported them onto the alíkesh.
Well, you kept the wrong guy, Ďcos I
donít know anything about the ship.
(The super-soldier walks towards him.)
But you are very attractive.
What?! (The super-soldier walks closer.)
Hey, big guy, Iím-Iím flattered, really
I am, itís just that, uh, youíre not
my type. And Iím more than a little
disturbed that I might be yours.
(The super-soldier lowers its head and starts to take its helmet
off. Daniel flinches away, closing his eyes.)
Woah, no, donít! You donít have to do
that! Donít! Donít! Oh!
(The super-soldier takes its helmet off, revealing an attractive
human woman with long black hair. Daniel opens his eyes. The
woman smiles at him.)
Donít worry. Iím not gonna hurt you.
Much ... I hope.
LATER. Vala is taking off the super-soldier armour. She is wearing
a black close-fitting catsuit underneath.
I wish to send a long range transmission
using the communications systems.
Sorry, donít have a clue.
In general? Uh, no. Yes. Well, I try
to be honest but, you know, occasionally
a little white one slips out every now
and again ... (Vala slaps him hard around
the face.) Ah! Ow!
Shall I kiss it better?
Um, no. Just donít do it again. Hey,
look, even if I knew what it is you
wanted me to do, what makes you think
Iíd tell you? How the hell do you think
you can steal a ship when you donít
know how it works?
I got the sublight engines going.
Yeah, so you did.
You really expect me to believe you
donít know how your own ship works?
OK, look. My name is Daniel Jackson.
Iím an archaeologist, a historian. (Vala
goes to the seat beside him, sits down
and starts trying to activate the controls.)
I study ancient cultures - histories
of the past, ancient civilisations.
Have you heard of Earth? Tauíri?
OK. Well, we were on our way to rescue
a few friends who are trapped in ...
I really donít care.
Look, this really isnít necessary ...
Can I have this ship? ďNo.Ē OK. Discussion
over. (She slams her fist down on the
console. The console beeps and a message
comes up saying: ďCommunications System:
ActiveĒ.) Oh. (She turns to Daniel.)
Here we go. (She activates the comms.)
Tennet OíVoran. Tennet, this is Vala.
If you can hear me, please respond.
... (Unnoticed by her, Daniel has managed
to reach down and pick up a long piece
of metal which may help him to sever
his bonds.) Iíve managed to procure
a vessel bigger and better than what
I hoped for. Tennet, if you get this
message, I apologise for the delay and
will meet at the designated co-ordinates
in one day. Vala out. (She turns to
Daniel.) Now, about the hyperdrive.
ALíKESH. Novak and Reynolds are working on a crystal bank. Novak
takes out a crystal as Hammond comes in.
Iíve re-routed remaining power to shields
and life support for the time being,
but as far as the engines go ... (She
The control crystals for both sublight
and hyperdrive engines are totally fried.
Looks like they were deliberately sabotaged.
Can they be repaired?
In a word, no. We need new ones.
I was thinking about that cargo ship,
Sergeant Harriman says life support
over there is minimal - barely enough
to sustain one person for a few moments.
And if we donít get new crystals ...
(she hiccups) sorry.
Iíll go, sir.
No, Iíll go.
Uh, with all due ...
Colonel, someone took my ship. I want
Access is restricted by a code.
Yeah? Too bad.
(Vala turns to him. Her left hand is still encased in a piece
of the super-soldierís weaponry. She shoots him in the left shoulder,
leaving a bad burn. Daniel cries out in pain.)
(Vala opens her right hand to show a small Goaíuld device attached
to her fingers.)
I can fix it.
I donít know the code!
(Vala stands up and walks over to Daniel. She sits on his lap
and holds the device near to his wound. The device activates.)
There. Feel better?
(Daniel looks at the hole in the sleeve of his T-shirt. Underneath,
the burn is completely healed. He looks up at Vala.)
Youíre a Goaíuld.
. No - but I was once a host to one.
Which would explain the naqahdah in
your blood that lets you use Goaíuld
And how I can quickly learn to fly this
rather primitive ship.
Yeah, so primitive one would wonder
if it was worth the bother.
Well, in this case, itís the size that
matters. (She pointedly looks down at
Danielís groin.) Actually, pretty much
in every case. (Daniel blinks. She looks
into his eyes again and speaks pleadingly
to him.) Tell me the code. (She reaches
out and gently strokes his arm through
the hole in his T-shirt.) Please.
Donít-donít know it.
Fine. (She gets off his lap and walks
away, turning to gaze at him for a moment
before leaving the room. Daniel looks
ALíKESH RING ROOM. Hammond is gearing up to go over to the cargo
ship. Walter and Reynolds are watching him.
How much time will he have?
Iím guessing a few minutes. Maybe less.
Not another word, Colonel. (He steps
into the ring circle.) Do it now.
(Walter steps forward.)
(Hammond nods, and Walter steps back again.)
CARGO SHIP. Hammond rings on board. He activates the light on
his rifle and heads off. He rounds a corner, coughing and struggling
to breathe. On the alíkesh, Novak contacts him over comms.
General? General, can you hear me?
Iím here in the engine room.
Open the third panel down on the centre
(Hammond opens the panel.)
You want the blue one. It should be
located at the centre of the panel.
(We see Hammondís view of the panel - his vision is already blurry.
He sees the blue crystal and takes it out.)
One panel up, you should find a clear
(Hammond opens the panel but, unlike the previous one, this one
is not illuminated and the colours of the crystals are obscured
by the dimness of the light.)
Itís hard to tell. The light in hereís
... (He trails off. On the alíkesh,
Reynolds looks at his watch anxiously.
On the cargo ship, Hammond takes a crystal
out of the panel.) Somethingís ... (He
trails off again, and falls to the floor.)
General, can you hear me?
Itís only been two minutes.
There was a firefight on board. If the
life support is not cycling the air
... (She trails off as she realises
Staff blasts give off carbon dioxide.
In a small enclosed space ...
(Walter turns and runs for the ring room.)
CARGO SHIP. Hammond stumbles into the ring room. On the verge
of collapse, he tosses the crystals into the ring circle before
passing out. The rings activate and the crystals are whisked
away, but in their place is Colonel Reynolds. He grabs Hammond
and starts to drag him into the ring circle.
ALíKESH RING ROOM. Walter runs into the circle, grabs the crystals
and hurries out of the circle again, handing the crystals to
Novak. A technician activates the rings, and Reynolds and Hammond
are transported back in. Hammond is lying on the ground, unconscious.
General. General. Sir! (He unzips Hammondís
jacket and puts his ear down on the
Is he breathing?
(Reynolds looks up at him, unsure.)
He may need mouth-to-mouth.
(Reynolds stares at her in horror. She gives him a ďget on with
it!Ē look. Reynolds tilts Hammondís head into the correct position,
then pinches his nose. Just as he is reluctantly lowering his
face down towards Hammond, Hammond takes a breath, then starts
Oh, excellent waking up, sir! Good job
on the crystals, too.
(Hammond reaches up, grabs Reynolds by the shoulder and drags
him down so he can speak weakly in his ear.)
Get the ship moving.
What did he say?
He said, ďGet the ship moving.Ē
(Novak hiccups, then she and Walter hurry away as Reynolds helps
Hammond to his feet.)
Címon, General, letís get you up.
PROMETHEUS. Vala is in a compartment of the engine room studying
a bank of crystals. After some thought, she pulls one out and
the bank makes a noise. She leaves the compartment.
ENGINE ROOM. A screen shows the message, ďHyperdrive course -
plotting.Ē Vala turns away from the screen.
(As she walks past the doorway we see that Daniel is there, holding
a zat gun on her.)
Lose the weapon - move away from the
I liked you better tied up.
Against the wall. Lose the weapon.
(Vala takes off the super-soldier weapon from her left hand.)
This suit will still absorb zat blasts.
What about your head?
(Vala walks over to the wall, then turns and holds her arms wide.)
So, you should probably make me take
I think weíll turn the ship around first.
I dunno. If I had me at gunpoint, that
wouldnít be my first choice.
Yeah, well. (He walks over to a console
and types. The console beeps in a negative
sort of way. He turns to Vala.) Whatís
I rewrote the access codes so Iím the
only one who can use the navigation
Listen - hundreds of lives are at stake.
Iím trying to save the last of my people
and this ship is their only hope.
Maybe if youíd mentioned that off the
Would you really have helped?
Look, as I was saying before I was so
rudely interrupted, we were also on
a rescue mission.
(The console beeps warningly. Daniel looks at the screen.)
What is it?
A ship just appeared on our radar. Itís
This quadrant is crawling with Goaíuld
vessels. Chances are itís not your friends.
I made sure that ship was fully disabled
when you showed up.
We have to raise shields and arm weapons.
Iím gonna try and hail them first.
(As he walks towards another console, Vala kicks the zat gun
out of his hand, then punches him hard in the face. Daniel puts
his hand to his face as Vala stands ready, her fists held up
in front of her. She tries to punch him again but he blocks her
and punches her on the nose. She puts both her hands to her nose,
doubling up with the pain.)
Oh! Oh! Oh! You hit me!
(Daniel rolls his eyes and bends down towards her.)
You hit me!
Yeah. You know, we could just have sex
(Without warning, she punches him again, then kicks him hard
in the stomach, sending him flying across the room. She runs
across to him, sits on top of him and grabs him by the ears,
hauling him to his feet. He cries out, trying to pull her hands
off his ears but eventually resorts to grabbing her hair and
pulling on it. He manages to push her against a wall. She finally
lets go and ducks down out of his grasp just as he swings a punch
at her, which smashes through an electrical panel on the wall.
Sparks fly and Daniel grasps his fist in pain. Vala, crouched
on the floor in front of him, grabs a small fire extinguisher
and slams it up into his groin. Daniel freezes, grunting in agony.
Vala punches him back against a console, then punches him again,
sending him flying backwards over the console.)
ALíKESH BRIDGE. Hammond comes onto the Bridge to talk to Reynolds
Feeling better, sir?
Yes, thank you.
We just caught up with Prometheus.
It was all Novak, sir.
(Novak smiles proudly, then hiccups.)
Theyíre not responding to our hails,
PROMETHEUS ENGINE ROOM. Daniel crawls round the side of the console.
Vala, who was standing on top of the console, jumps down in front
of him. He turns and crawls in the opposite direction. Vala jumps
onto his back, wrapping her thighs around his neck. Daniel manages
to get to his feet and stumbles backwards. Vala grabs onto a
strut on the ceiling and continues squeezing her thighs around
his neck. Daniel manages to force her legs apart and get out
of her grip, then turns towards her. Still hanging onto the strut,
she kicks him hard and he falls on his back. She drops to the
floor and jumps on top of him, her knees either side of his waist,
and leans forward.
Are we done?
(Vala grabs his head and hauls him up into a sitting position,
strokes his cheek gently, then kisses him passionately. Daniel
pushes her away.)
Youíre a fruitcake!
(Vala headbutts him savagely. Danielís eyes cross and he slumps
back to the floor. Vala gets off him and goes over to the console
and starts typing. A few seconds later a zat blast hits her and
she falls to her knees, turning to look at Daniel, who is up
on his knees aiming the zat at her. She collapses unconscious.
Daniel deactivates the zat and tries to catch his breath.)
ALíKESH BRIDGE. The crew are looking out of the window at Prometheus.
Online. We are in range.
Target the rear thrusters. Take out
her sublight capability.
(A hyperspace window opens in front of Prometheus and she flies
into it, disappearing from view.)
She just jumped into hyperspace.
PROMETHEUS. BRIG. Vala regains consciousness lying on the floor
of a small room with little in it except a toilet. She sits up.
Ow! (She looks down and realises that
sheís now dressed in a jumpsuit. She
looks around her prison.) Oh, thatís
(On the Bridge, Daniel is watching her on the screen as she clambers
to her feet.)
I see you!
(Vala looks around the cell and sees the camera in the corner.
She walks towards it. Daniel waves at her image.)
Did you have fun taking off my clothes?
It was your idea.
No, I meant when I was conscious - you
know, so I could distract you and kick
you in the head.
I kept my eyes closed the whole time.
Iím sure you did. (She squats down for
a moment, still feeling the after-effects
of the zat blast. Daniel reaches out
towards the screen and pinches his finger
and thumb repeatedly over the image
of her head, continuing to follow her
head on the screen as she stands up
So, where we goiní?
I told you - to save my people. Can
you please let me out of here?
(Vala wearily sits down on the toilet.)
Yíknow, I havenít eaten in days.
(Daniel rolls his eyes.)
Could you please tell me how to access
the navigation controls?
It isnít very nice, you know, starving
a prisoner to death. Come on, Daniel,
youíve seen me naked. The least you
could do is cook me dinner.
(Daniel takes his glasses off, sighs, and rolls his eyes again.)
PROMETHEUS COMMISSARY. Vala is sitting at one end of a long table
with various items of food in front of her. Daniel is sitting
at the other end holding the zat gun on her.
Arenít you hungry? (She tosses an apple
towards him. He doesnít try to catch
it, and it hits the table and then rolls
off onto the floor.)
Thank you. You know the TokíRa?
Ten years ago, a TokíRa incited a rebellion
on my planet. When people rose up against
the ruling Goaíuld, and once the Jaffa
had been overcome, the Goaíuld was captured
alive, tortured, and beaten for days
on end. I was host to that Goaíuld at
the time. The people didnít understand
that it was the symbiont that had ruled
over them so harshly. I guess the TokíRa
felt responsible. He rescued me, removed
the Goaíuld symbiont, nursed me back
You said your people are in trouble
Well, it was only a matter of time before
the forces of another Goaíuld showed
up - a System Lord named Camulus. (Daniel
nods.) Thatís when the TokíRa disappeared.
People still refused to surrender; Camulus
ordered that they be wiped out. We controlled
several ships: troop transports, cargo
ships, alíkesh. Many people were saved,
flown to an inhabitable nearby moon
in the system. The ships made several
trips before most of them were intercepted
and shot down. Camulus never knew there
were any survivors, so we were safe.
Only problem was, the moon didnít have
So you were trapped.
We only had a few ships left - not enough
to relocate everyone again. It wasnít
a problem: Camulus seemed to have little
interest in the other planets in the
system. He left behind a small force
to guard the Stargate. We used the ships
to keep appraised of what was happening
and to steal supplies and technology
wherever we could.
You know that Camulus is gone now? He
was beaten by Baíal.
And Baíalís forces are searching every
inhabitable world in Camulusí territory.
His ships are everywhere. Itís only
a matter of time before my people are
So you got desperate and tried to steal
It was damaged in the firefight. I was
hoping one of my ships would answer
my distress call. Iím sure you can imagine
how lucky I felt when this ship showed
up - itís big enough to rescue all my
people and take them to a world far
away, free from the Goaíuld.
BRIG. Daniel has escorted Vala back to the cell. She walks inside.
You donít have to lock me up.
Uh, I think I do.
What difference is it going to make?
This ship is automatically flying to
my homeworld. You canít stop it.
Well, when I get to your planet Iíll
just explain the situation to your people
and maybe thereís something we can work
My people - theyíre not gonna trust
you. You have to let me talk to them.
No. (He closes the door and walks away.)
Daniel! (She turns away from the door.)
This is bad.
LATER. Prometheus comes out of hyperspace and flies past a large
planet towards a smaller one. On the Bridge, Daniel sits down
in the commanderís chair.
Vala, this is Tennet. We have you on
(Daniel activates comms.)
Uh, yeah. Hi!
Where is Vala?
Sheís here; sheís just ... indisposed
at the moment.
She did not mention she was working
No, I guess not. Look, I realise I owe
you an explanation. Itís a bit of a
long story, really.
We will hear it in person and inspect
Thatís good, Ďcos apparently weíre coming
in for a landing.
We will meet you at the designated co-ordinates.
Okey-dokey. See ya there.
PLANETíS SURFACE. Prometheus lands. Two people are waiting for
it, but we donít yet see what they look like. Once the ship is
down, the people pick up a large crate and walk towards her.
BRIG. Vala is trying to hotwire the door. As she connects two
wires they spark and electrocute her. She cries out in pain and
storms away from the door, realising that sheís not going to
OK. (She walks to the camera and addresses
it.) You want the truth? Iíll tell you
the truth. Daniel, are you there? (We
see the Bridge - the commanderís seat
is empty.) I hope you can hear me. The
planet we just landed on is not my homeworld.
Whatever you do, you must not go out
(On the Bridge, we see another camera screen. It shows Daniel
walking out to meet the two people.)
PLANET SURFACE. Daniel, dressed in some of the super-soldierís
armour and holding a zat gun, approaches the two people.
(For the first time we see the two people. Theyíre not human,
and have long tentacles coming from the back of their heads.)
Who are you?
Uh, the nameís Olo. Hans Olo.
Where is Vala?
We will only do business with Vala.
ďBusinessĒ. Yeah. That figures. Not
that Iím surprised or anything. I donít
look surprised to you, do I?
Itís just I was expecting some refugees
in need of transport to another planet
- human sort of refugees. Not that thereís
anything wrong with you guys that I
We have the naqahdah.
(Tennet opens the lid of the crate to show Daniel its contents.)
Refined weapons grade.
Ooh, thatís nice!
This was the price we agreed upon. This
ship is impressive in size but we cannot
OK, you know what? Seriously, thereís
been a big misunderstanding. I donít
care what youíve got - Iím not gonna
sell you the ship, so ... (The aliens
draw their weapons. Daniel raises his
zat gun.) OK, you know what? That is
We had a deal! We must have this ship!
(Just then, two gliders soar over Prometheus, firing at the ship.)
Goaíuld gliders! (To Daniel) Fool! You
Of course we were! (To the aliens) OK,
you know what? Iíd love to stay and
chat but ...
(He fires at the second alien, who goes down. Tennet fires at
Daniel but his armour absorbs the blast. Daniel zats Tennet,
then runs back towards the ship.)
INSIDE. Daniel runs towards the Bridge as the ship takes heavy
fire. Panels are sparking everywhere. He reaches the Bridge and
jumps into the pilotís seat. On the camera feed from the brig,
Vala walks over to the camera.
Daniel? Whatís going on?
Weíre being attacked by gliders. Tell
me how to access the shipís systems.
Let me out and Iíll help you.
Youíve gotta be kidding me!
(Vala shrugs dramatically.)
BRIG. Daniel opens the door to the cell. Vala has a huge grin
on her face. He lets her out of the door, holding a zat on her.
Letís go. No funny stuff.
What did you do with my buyers?
Oh, weíll talk about that later.
And the naqahdah?
(When Daniel doesnít reply, she stops walking.)
Do you have any idea what that is worth?
(Daniel hoists her over his shoulder
in a firemanís lift and starts to run
towards the Bridge.) Oh, watch out!
BRIDGE. Daniel runs in, puts Vala down and runs for the weapons
console as she runs to the pilotís seat and activates some controls.
Alright, raise our shields.
(Prometheus takes off, still being fired on by the gliders, although
their attack is now being held off by the shields.)
What are you waiting for? Letís go into
I canít - itís not working. Weíve already
taken too much hull damage. We have
incoming - alíkesh. Arm weapons.
(Prometheus heads into space, still pursued and being fired on
by the gliders. More gliders join the attack. Two alíkesh also
fly around the ship.)
Shields are failing.
ďTracking ... target locked.Ē Prometheus
begins firing, taking out one of the
gliders. However, weapons impacts on
Prometheus begin to have an effect again.
Panels blow out all around the Bridge.)
Aft shields are down. We are almost
out of weapons.
(As one of the alíkesh flies towards Prometheus, it is blasted
out of the sky.)
What just happened?
An alíkesh just took out one of its
Nice work, Sergeant. Target the second
alíkesh. Fire at will.
Roger that, sir.
(Hammondís alíkesh pursues the other one and blasts it to bits.)
Doctor Jackson? This is General Hammond.
Do you copy?
(Daniel, picking up his zat gun, runs over to the central chair
beside Vala and activates the comms.)
General! Itís me! Good to hear your
Likewise. You alright, son?
(Daniel looks across to Vala.)
Weíre fine, sir.
Are we clear to ring aboard?
Stand by. (He deactivates comms and
turns to Vala.) Unlock the system. (Vala
hesitates.) Those gliders likely retreated
to a nearby mothership. We have to get
out of here now. Unlock the system.
(Vala nods, activates some controls, then nods to Daniel, who
activates the comms again.)
Youíre all clear, sir. (He sinks back
in the chair.)
Whatíre you gonna do with me?
Iím not sure.
Look, Daniel, whatever happens, I just
want you to know ...
(Daniel turns to her and zats her into unconsciousness.)
LATER. The alíkesh is preceding Prometheus as they head slowly
towards home. Inside Prometheus, Hammond and Daniel are walking
along a corridor, following by Novak.
We managed to get the shields and hyperdrive
back online. However, there was significant
hull damage. I wouldnít recommend a
long journey in hyperspace.
Iím afraid we have no choice but to
return to Earth.
How long before the shipís ready to
Hard to say.
Itís good work, Doctor, both here and
on the alíkesh.
Thank you, sir! (She starts to walk
Hey! (Novak turns back to face him.)
Hiccups are gone, huh?
(Novak stares in amazement, realising it for the first time.)
I didnít even notice! I guess I was
having too much fun!
Security team to level four. The prisoner
(He and Hammond hurry away. Novak looks nervous for a few moments,
then realises that her fear hasnít brought her hiccups back again.)
BRIDGE. Hammond walks over to Walter.
Security Team One unresponsive. The
rings on level four just activated,
(Near the level four ring room, security guards are lying unconscious
on the ground. The ring transporter can be heard activating in
the background. Daniel comes along the corridor, walks into the
ring room and finds several unconscious crewmembers lying inside
the ring circle. He picks up a radio and speaks into it.)
General Hammond? SG-3 was just transported
here. Sheís on the alíkesh.
(Seen from the Bridgeís front windscreen, the alíkesh starts
to fly away from Prometheus.)
Lock weapons on its engines.
Aft thruster is targeted.
(Daniel runs onto the Bridge.)
Target is ...
(Just then, the alíkesh goes into hyperspace.)
Itís gone, sir.
Can we track it?
No, sir. Our long range scanners are
(Daniel gazes out the windscreen.)