We begin with the traveler's view of going thru the gate ...
then the ground tumbling like when you're throw out of the wormhole
at a great deal of force. ;) Daniel and Teal'C are shown getting
up from the ramp where they were thrown.
OK! (Getting up and taking off his hat)
What was that?
(Getting up ; He and Sam were throw
further, onto the ground) Carter?
(Sighs) I don't know, Sir. Margin of
error in calculating planetary shift
used to cause the rough ride, but we
We did have to over ride some of the
dialing protocols in order to get a
lock. I'll check the dialing computer
when we get home.
(Looking around, putting on sunglasses)
Yes, Sir! This planet's much closer
to it's sun then Earth.
(Looks around, seeing various items)
This is interesting. (Looking at some
sort of pole) I couldn't see these writings
from the MALP.
(He and Sam turns, she's put on glasses)
What's it say?
They're really similar to those we found
on Cimmeria. Could be a connection here
to the Asgard.
What's it SAY?
I don't know.
You think it's a protected planet?
Well, Teal'C wasn't Zapped away.
Then there is no Thor's Hammer here.
Well, they wouldn't need one if it was
named in the Goa'uld / Asgard Treaty.
Someone is see looking from the trees at them. Sam and Jack draw
their guns at hearing him.
Hey! You! Come on out!
We're not, uh ... we're not here to
hurt you ... we're explorers from a
place called Earth ... you might, uh
... you might know it as Midgard. I'm
... I'm Daniel Jackson, this is uh ...
I am Elrad. Flameman of the 39th order
of Katal. (Jack and Sam look at each
other) My congregation and I were on
our way here for Morning Prayer when
we saw a great wave burst forth from
Anulus? I like that.
(In reference to Teal'C.) HE is an enemy
of the Gods. (People talk quietly).
Not anymore. Thor loves this guy!
You know of Thor?!
Oh, yeah! He's a buddy! (Danny looks
(Smiles) Well, then. COME FORTH! It
is a time for rejoicing! Freyr has sent
us visitors from Midgard!
Freyr is the god of Sun and Rain, right?
Yes, our protector. Ally of Thor. Friends
of the Gods are welcome here.
(To woman in front of him) What do you
Come! Our village is this way!
Everyone chatters as they walk toward the village. The people
are dressed like the Amish.
It's as if ... the Norse culture evolved
in this world to modern times, while
continuing to worship the Ancient Gods.
This is Brother Malcus. He is Chief
Acolyte within our order.
You must leave. At once.
We just GOT here!
These are not just ANY strangers ...
they came thru the Anulus.
(in reference to Teal'C) This one ...
bears the mark of evil!
He is a friend of THOR! (Teal'C nods)
(Quietly) The people will NOT stand
You mean you will antagonize them until
they agree with you!
(After Malcus looks at them, then walks
away) Friendly guy!
You must forgive Malcus. He has a suspicious
nature, and we have never before been
visited by ELVES.
You've traveled by way of the Gods.
You say you know them well.
Norse mythology Freyr was the rule of
Elves. They can bring good or bad tidings.
(Jack smiles at Elrad)
We certainly hope you bring us well.
Suddenly, the normally blue shy begins to turn red. Everyone
looks up at the sun. Sam takes off her glasses, a confused look
on her face.
Carter? What just happened? (She looks
up at the sky, confused)
The Eye of Odin grows dim.
Some sort of shift in the light frequency.
Good. I thought I was having a stroke.
YOU did this!
(To Malcus) Be calm! (To Jack) Is it
(To Elrad) NO! (To Sam) Is it?
(Looking at her instruments) I don't
(Quietly, to Elrad)It is no coincidence
that this happens moments after they
arrive! (Louder, to villagers) The Elves
are the harbingers of our DOOM!
The villagers start talking amongst themselves. Danny and Teal'C
look confused. Jack looks at them, then to Sam, who's looking
at her doohickey. She looks at Jack and shakes her head, confused,
then looks back down on her thing.
Close up on Sam's instrument, then it pans up to her face. She's
looking up, worried.
Leave us, or be driven out.
Malcus, the darkening of the Eye of
Odin is the will of the Gods, you can
not blame the messengers. (Louder, to
villagers) We must go to the Hall of
Wisdom, and pray for forgiveness!
(Watching the villagers leave) "Hall
of Wisdom" ... that sounds like the
place the Cimmerians went to visit Thor.
(Looks at Danny, and clears his throat.
He then walks over to Sam) Carter. (Whispers
after taking off his glasses) What the
HECK'S going on?!
(Quietly) Somehow the light-spectrum
of the sun has shifted toward infer-red.
Now, if it continues this way, all the
green plant will die. The plants goes,
the oxygen supply ...
(Quieting her down with his hands) Yeah,
yeah, yeah ... <>
The MALP should give us more detailed
data. It's sensors are more sophisticated.
Good. You and Teal'C head back to the
... Anulus ... see what you can find
out ... Daniel? (Walks toward Danny)
See if these folks have got an Asgard
In a church.
(Praying) We beseech thee Oh, Freyr
to have mercy upon us. Make peace with
our Great Father Odin. In doing so,
remove the terrible curse from our gentle
land. (Jack and Danny arrive, Jack removes
his hat) In the name of our Lord, Freyr,
be it so. We ... (Stops when seeing
Jack and Danny)
The entire congregation, off of Malcus and Elrad's looks, turns
and gasps. They start whispering amongst themselves.
Sorry. We didn't mean to interrupt.
Haven't you done enough damage here,
Show some respect, Malcus. They are
sent by the Gods. We should hear their
We were just wondering if you ever speak
directly to Freyr.
HE hears us always.
Right. You mentioned a Hall of Wisdom.
This is it, isn't it? (Jack looked at
No, this is a Temple.
Malcus and I were about to go to the
Hall to seek Freyr's wisdom on behalf
of our people.
Would you mind if we went with you?
We could put in a good word.
By all means! Come! (Malcus gives him
(After Jack and Danny walk up to the
alter) Bow your heads, and prepare to
meet Our Lord.
Lord Freyer, Lord of the Aser, God of
Katal, grant us an audience that we
may share your wisdom.
A bright light takes Jack, Danny, Elrad, and Malcus to a dark
(Jack looks down, I'm assuming he's
been disarmed) I better get it back!
A Viking looking dude (Similar to the Cimmerian's Thor hologram)
appears. Elrad and Malcus kneel before him.
I am Freyr. (Jack looks amazed) For
what reason have you come before me?
Oh, Lord, Freyr. Forgive us for disturbing
you, but we seek your wisdom.
The arrival of these outsiders has caused
the Eye of Odin to grow dim. We fear
it is Ragnarok.
(Whispers to Jack) That's the end of
(Whispers back) Thank you.
We beg you to restore Odin's light.
You are wise to seek my council, but
only thru FAITH will you prove worthy
of my benevolence.
Do you desire us to put these outsiders
to death? They could be drawn and courted
before nightfall. <>
That's a bit HARSH, isn't it?
In time, I will sail to the Plain of
Vigrid, where my value will be fought
with Surtur ...
Swords ... it is the end time !
Likewise, you must face your own fears,
as knowledge of the ultimate conflict.
How you deal with fear is will prove
your worthiness. I wish you well on
Hologram disappears, Jack smiles, and waves at it.
(Pointing to hole in wall) It's a recording.
They are transported back to temple. People talk quietly.
(To Elrad) I told you. (To congregation)
It IS Ragnarok. Lord Freyr tells us
to prepare for our death.
That's a bit of a negative spin with
the ole paraphrasing, isn't it?
I have been interpreting the Word of
the Gods for many years.
I'm afraid I must agree with Malcus.
Hang on! Look, I know I'm the outsider
You DARE question the Will of the Gods?!
No, just ... your interpretation.
(Quietly) You sure you want to get in
the middle of this?
(Quietly, to Danny) I'm not sure how
to get OUT of the middle of this. (Louder,
to people) (Clears throat) (Walks down
off alter) Look, folks. Does Freyr plant
your crops for you? Huh? (No's are heard)
Does he ... harvest them? (More No's)
Does he build your HOMES for you?
Those are the tasks of our own hands.
Exactly! You've always had free-will
before ... why not now? Maybe this ultimate
conflict is a test of your ingenuity
(To Elrad) WHY do you tolerate THIS?!
(Quietly, to Danny, who's standing behind
him, rather sarcastically) Jump in any
time here, by the way.
(Quietly) I don't think this is a good
In the past, Lord Freyr has always told
us to face our fears, and NOT interfere
with the WAYS of the GODS!
I agree, Malcus. We must do the God's
will, but perhaps these strangers are
a part of their plan.
NONSENCE! They are the harbingers of
our doom! (Jack rolls his eyes) Elves
can not change the Will of the Gods!
(He turns, and walks out followed by
(After everyone else left) Elrad, listen
to me ... we can help your people. We've
been in this situation before. TRUST
me! We can work MIRICLES!
I trust in Freyr. If you are here to
do his bidding, either to doom us ...
or to save us ... then ... so be it.
They don't hear us.
Elves, that's what we look like to them.
That's what we look like to them .
Whatever ... Carter come us with. (In
the village) Hey, fellas.
I got a theory, Sir.
Is it ... Miraculous? (Grins at Danny)
Actually, it is. I think the wormhole
that we used to travel here passed directly
thru this planet's sun. That might be
why we had a problem dialing here in
the first place.
What? We should never have connected
with this planet?
Well, at least not with the current
planetary alignment. The light from
the sun suddenly shifted toward the
red spectrum after we got here. (Jack
looks worried, then smiles wearily.)
As far as I know, the ONLY way that
could happen was if an unstable, superheavy
element, probably plutonium, was introduced
to the sun's nuclear reaction. Sort
of a ... subatomic poisoning.
Wait a minute ... OK ... how did WE
Well, somehow, the plutonium piggybacked
onto our wormhole from another star
system, and bonded with their sun as
we passed thru it.
I HOPE that doesn't mean it's our fault!
We could not have known, O'Neill.
The fact that the 'gate wouldn't dial
here when we first tried, leads me to
believe that there's some sort of safety
protocol built into the gate system
designed to prevent exactly this sort
So ... design flaw?
(Somberly) No. Sir, we bypassed some
of the normal dialing protocols. The
fact is, this planet is dying, and it's
probably because of us.
But you can fix it, right? (Sam closes
her eyes <>, and bows her
head. Jack knows the look) (They walk
to the Temple) Teal'C, maybe you should
hang out here. These Asgard devices
don't know you like we do.
The 3 humans go inside, the Jaffa stands outside.
OK, let's see ... they bowed their heads,
and said a prayer ... Lord Freyr ...
Jack puts his hand on a circle on the device. A light transports
them to the room. The Hologram appears.
I am Freyr. For what reason have you
come before me?
(Sam walks to behind hologram) We'd
like to talk to the real Asgard. Thor
if he is available.
You are wise to seek my council. (Sam
finds the panel) But only thru FAITH
will you prove worthy of my benevolence.
(Danny's grinning) Yada, yada ... uh
... Carter, you wanna pull the plug
on this guy?
(Playing with the panel) It looks like
this is the emitter that generates ...
(Hologram's talking while she's doing
this, then suddenly disappears)
Well, we've either made contact with
the Asgard, or we've trapped ourselves
deep within a vault of solid rock. (An
Asgard appears) That's better.
I am Freyr. Protector of the Katal world.
(Sam moves next to Jack)
Uh ... yes, sorry to bother you, can
we ... talk to ... Thor?
Commander Thor is in a distant part
of the galaxy. He is not available.
You are the one called O'Neill?
(Grinning) I am the one.
We named a warship after you. Short
lived as it was. (Jack looses his grin)
(Glances to Danny) Yes, that one.
Why have you come to this world?
Exploring. That's what we do.
Katal falls under our "Protected Planets
Treaty" with the Goa'uld. I would hope
you have not dispelled our current belief
system. (Sam bows her head) The Asgard
Aw! Don't worry! We haven't blown your
cover. However, we do have a SMALL(Kneels
to get eye level with the Alien) little
problem that could use some of that
Are you implying that our technology
is some kind of trickery?
You sure Thor's not around somewhere?
Sir? If I may?
Yeah. (Stands) Knock yourself out.
We may have inadvertently, totally accidentally,
cause a foreign element into the Katal
(Little black eyes widen) How?
Ah, well, actually I was hoping you
could help us out on that one. Is it
possible that our wormhole to pick up
a superheavy element, and deposit it
on the sun as we passed thru it?
There are safety protocols in place
on the system to prevent wormhole connections
that could cause just this reaction.
Uh ... yeah ... see? We have our own
dialing computer, and sometimes we bypass
a few steps in order to get a lock.
(Freyr cocks his head) We're still experimenting.
(Pointed) I see.
We could really use your help here.
I'm afraid I can not assist you.
It is not the Asgard's responsibility
to undo every error you make. This technology
is advanced beyond your knowledge.
Excuse me!? (Freyr blinks) There is
a whole planet full of people that are
going to DIE.
Um ... this may be our mistake, but
the Katal people depend on you. (Freyr
blinks) You set up their belief system.
They think that You are their God, and
you will protect them.
From the Goa'uld, yes.
Forget all that! Come on! We're FRIENDS!
We help you , you help us. That's the
way it works. Carter's idea saved you
from the Replicators. Now, we're calling
in the marker.
Ultimately, the decision is not mine.
(Rather sarcastically) Then , may I
speak to whomever decides?!
It is possible. Prepare to meet the
Asgard High Council.
I'm prepared. Right now. Let's go.
Step to the place where I stand. (He
(Sam looks at Jack) I'm sorta prepared.
You want me to ...
I got it. (He walks up to the circle,
Sam takes his place next to Danny. Jack
appears as a hologram) Hello? (Echo's)
ECHO! (Echo's) (He's in a huge room,
the Asgards begin to appear.)
Colonel Jack O'Neill of Earth ... Welcome
to the Asgard High Council Chamber.
(Appearing as a hologram to the Asgard)
Yeah, thanks for seeing me on such short
notice. (Sam and Danny's POV is shown.
He is shown talking to the wall while
looking up.) I assume you CAN see me.
(Sam and Danny share a look)
Did Freyr mention why I'm here?
Yes, Colonel. They're aware of the circumstances
surrounding your request.
(To Freyr) Oh, hey! There! I didn't
see you. You guys all kinda look ...
(He gets a look from the AHC) (Claps
hands) Thor's not here, is he?
No, he is not.
OK. (Looks away)
As Freyr explained, we are unable to
assist you in this matter, O'Neill.
Though your actions were unintentional,
unfortunately, the Katal people will
Hey! This is not entirely our fault!
I mean, you could have warned us about
this ... gate thru the sun ... thing.
Or for that matter, you could have given
us a list of the planets that were off-limits.
Both points are true. However, neither
is recent enough to interfere.
You're interfering right now! These
people think you're their GODS! Granted,
you're not Goa'ulds, but you're still
pretending to be something you're not.
You are correct. However, when we saved
these people from the Goa'uld, they
were not ready to have their beliefs
completely stripped away. In time, when
they are ready, the Katal will know
Yeah, well, there's the snag ... they
WON'T. They'll be DEAD. I don't get
it. You obviously saved them once. Why
It is not that simple.
Yes it is! You've got the technology,
Ok, fine. We made a mistake ... a BIG
mistake ... and we're very, very sorry!
(Danny and Sam are shown seeing Jack
talk to the wall) But we also saved
your little grey butts from the Replicators,
and (Sam bows her head) now we want
your help. I'm not asking you to change
the course of development! Just fix
the damn sun! No one'll know. We won't
Unfortunately, we can not.
OK, at the risk of sounding like the
petulant inferior race ... why not?
The AHC talk amongst themselves.
(Sam's looking at him, grinning) "Little
It would be in violation of our treaty
with the Goa'uld.
The treaty states that the people of
the planet protected will be free from
Goa'uld, however, subsection 424 says
the people on the planets can not be
artificially advanced thru our technological
needs. Using our technology to prevent
a natural disaster would be a violation
of that order, and would nullify the
treaty as a whole. The Goa'uld would
be free to invade any protected planet
... (Looks at Jack) Including Earth.
(Who was listening with interest while
they were talking amongst themselves)
Oh, ... you sure?
Yes. The war with the Replicator rages
on here in our galaxy. We do not have
the military force to defend every planet
in the treaty. You would be vulnerable
to a Goa'uld attack.
OK. What if I were to say we'd be willing
to TAKE ... the risk?
Even if you could make that decision
on behalf of your planet, O'Neill, you
can not make it for every other planet
that could be effected.
I ... suppose ... not.
We are all deeply disturbed that this
disaster could not be diverted. We wish
there was a way.
Well, they're not dead yet. Maybe there
If that is the case, the solution would
be up to you.
(Holds out hands) Why? (He's transported
back to Danny and Sam) That went well!
(Turns to face them) (Walks up to them,
the three are transported back)
(Walking thru the village) Sir, I've
I'd be SHOCKED if you EVER stopped,
Here, OK. (Has unpeeled apples in her
hands) Let's say these are the unstable
plutonium molecules that are poisoning
(Picks up pears. ) What if these are
molecules of a more stable, super heavy
element, say with an atomic weight above
Sure! I can think of a few.
(Puts fruit down) Actually, they don't
occur in nature, at least not on Earth.
(Danny and Jack's eyes look at each
other) But I have read about such elements
being created in super colliders, at
least in theory.
You realize you're mixing your apples
and ... (Jack looks at Danny, Danny
glances at him, and grins)
If we could introduce these stable,
superheavys into the Katal sun, they
would bind with the plutonium molecule
rendering them inert. <>(Jack
and Danny are just looking confused)
The sun then could be restored to it's
normal nuclear reaction.
(To Danny) Huh? How bout that?! (Danny
just raises his eyebrows, and looks
Well, this is all very theoretical,
I have great confidence in you, Carter.
Go on back to the SGC and ... confuse
Yes, Sir. (Puts fruit back into baskets.)
With a payload of the super heavy element
I've indicated. We send it in stages
thru the Stargate to Katal, and assemble
it there. When it's complete, we launch
it into the sun.
Will it get there in time?
We have 3 months before the plutonium
reaction in the sun become irreversible.
If we can launch inside 3 weeks, we
can just make it.
Have you considered other options.
The other option we've considered could
be a one in a million shot, Sir. The
rocket gives us better than 50/50 odds.
Rockets don't exactly grow on trees,
I know that, Sir. However, as you know,
the Air Force is currently planning
a launch from Vandenburg.
Major, do you realize how much has been
invested in that project?
I'm aware of that, Sir. (Nearly tears)
It's hard to put a price on the Katal
THREE WEEKS LATER is shown on the screen. A rocket is clearly
visible in the background.
(Storming onscreen) Colonel?!
(Calmly, yet with sarcasm) Shouldn't
you be off inciting a mob?
Look at the sky. Ragnerack grows ever
closer ... your MACHINE does nothing!
It's a rocket. It won't work until we
launch it. We can't launch it until
we BUILD it!
Time still remains before the sun does
permanent damage to your world.
(Loudly, to villagers) All they have
done is bring more outsiders!
You have to be patient.
(Stepping off his soapbox. LOL!) The
problem grows ever worse as long as
you are here. If you can't see that
the Gods wish you to leave, we will
be forced to make it clear on their
Malcus, this is not the way of the Katal.
If the Gods did not want them here,
they wouldn't BE here!
If their presence is truly part of the
test ... then we have failed ... miserably!
(Looks at Jack, then walks away, pissed.)
Back at the SGC, Siler's working on a part of the rocket, preparing
it to go thru the gate. Sam comes thru the gate, which closes,
and gets a clipboard from a female airman.
General, we're ahead of schedule.
This should be the last shipment of
Any word yet on the HG2340?
Frankly, I never thought it would be
easier to get the rocket.
Sir, without the superheavy element,
this whole thing would have been a big
waste of time.
Don't worry, Major. (Smiles)
Very impressive operation you've got
here. I hope you consider yourself lucky,
Major. (She nods)
Doctor MacClarean finally decided that
a peek of the SGC was worth the exchange.
It took me 5 years to make that much
Well, maybe one day, you'll be able
to save the planet your MacClarean is
Did you say MacClarean?
(Sam smiles) Sounds like a good name
to me. (MacClarean is smiling from ear
to ear.) I'll use it in my official
report to the Pentagon.
(Dumbfounded) I don't wanna be in your
way. You obviously have a job to do
here. Good luck Major.
(Shakes offered hand) Thank you Doctor.
(Back at the planet, running up to Jack)
That's the last of it, Sir. We've got
everything we need.
Daniel and Teal'C?
AW, they're in the village still trying
to convince the folks we're FRIENDLY
elves. (Sam smiles, and looks at the
rocket.) I think the sooner we get out
of here, the better.
IS that smoke?!
The rocket is shown exploding. Sam, Jack and members of the SGC
run to the rocket as it explodes into a huge fireball.
(As Jack and Sam arrive in the village)
Somebody set a fire. (Jack takes off
his rifle, and hands it to Teal'C.)
(Jack takes off his hat, and throws
it on the ground) We lost 2 members
of SG-6. The rocket was destroyed.
(Grabs Malcus by the collar, and throws
him down on the ground, climbing on
top of him) You STUPID Son of a BITCH!
(No remorse) The Gods have spoken!
You've just killed 2 of my men, and
screwed your whole planet!!!!
I'll screw all their lives to serve
You coward ... (He belts him with a
right hook) Why did you kill yourself?
I would gladly die to serve the Gods!
I'm gonna shoot ... (He draws his sidearm,
and puts it to Malcus's neck)
Stop, please! I am truly sorry for what
has happened (Jack has a dark look in
his eyes, kinda like in the other side
or the Movie. ;)) Malcus has acted without
my knowledge, (Malcus has a big smile
on his face) He will be punished. PLEASE!
More death serves NO ONE!
(After a minute of thinking) More death
is exactly what you people are gonna
Jack gets off of him, takes his sidearm off his neck, and walks
away. He passes Sam, who has a frightened look on her face. Sam
follows Jack, followed by Danny, then Teal'C turns and leaves.
(Offscreen as another man is helping
an injured man) Let's get back to the
Some more injured people are shown. Jack's storming toward the
Jack! STOP! We CAN'T leave!
The Hell we can't! Carter, Dial it up,
get these people home!
That's an ORDER!!!!
Jack, would you ju ... STOP!
(Turns, yelling) They killed 2 of my
Yes, they did. But not all these people
are responsible for that. And the ones
that were were ... just doing what they
believed was right.
I really don't care.
Well, I do. (Jack looks at Sam, who
looks back) And leaving right now would
In who's eyes? The Asgard? They HAD
Sir, I essentially pressed the button
that could end this civilization.
ALL RIGHT!!!! We made the first mistake,
but we were gonna fix it! Is it obvious
only to me that these people don't want
I couldn't live with myself if I just
walked away now.
I do not believe the majority of the
people of this world support the actions
Their ties to this world are strong,
Well, we have to give them the option.
Then it's their choice.
Sir, we still have the MacClarean. With
your permission, I'd like to go back
to the SGC, and run a few more simulations.
(In the temple to the congregation)
OK. I know this world has been your
home for generations, but it looks now,
that the Eye of Odin will not be restored.
That is for the Gods to decide.
Right. But consider this ... that the
Gods are giving you another choice.
What is that?
The chance to move to another world.
(Some people get up and leave) You can
come thru the Anulus with us, it's really,
it's very simple.
If Freyr wished us to leave this world,
he would come to take us away in his
He does. He wishes you to leave. (More
leave) He's very busy right now, and
he sent us to take you to our world.
If you don't go, you will all die.
Your efforts are noble, but if our destruction
is the will of the gods, we must face
our fate bravely.
NOW can we go?
The Katal were not convinced?
Nope. Because YOU (To Danny) didn't
say what needed to be said.
Well, what would YOU have said? Wait!
What are you gonna SAY?!
(Takes off his hat) Hey, folks. Join
me over here ... Come on! Come on in
here folks, I got a few things to say.
What are you doing?
Telling them the truth, Daniel.
Whether or not a God really exists is
not as important as whether or not a
BELIEF in God really exists.
You wouldn't be saying that if we were
talking about a Goa'uld.
We're not ... talking about a Goa'uld.
Have we not made our position clear?
Yes! Yes, you have. I just don't think
we've made OURSELVES clear.
Jack, the Asgard ...
... are NOT ... Gods!
Jack steps up on his soapbox. ;)
Hi, folks, listen. You all know Freyr,
right? Big guy, kinda good-lookin' lot
of fancy gold armor? (Everyone says
yes) Well, here's a flash for ya. That's
NOT what he looks like.
What do you mean?
He's an Alien who's been pretending
to be your god. (Daniel looks disapproving)
He doesn't have a Chariot ... he's got
a SPACESHIP! (Someone says blasphemy
;)) A spaceship. Big machine like the
one we were building. Only his is WAY
better ... and ... not ... blown up.
(Disbelieving murmuring is heard) I'm
not kidding you folks. This little fellow
is about 3 feet tall, got clammy grey
skin, big black eyes, and skinny, tiny
little arms and legs, like toothpicks.
(Danny looks pissed, Teal'C is just
stoic) (People says I don't believe
it) They think you need to believe in
a god! That you're not developed enough
as a culture to think for yourselves.
Elrad, listen to me! These Aliens have
the power to help you ... they chose
I am sorry ... for what happened to
your people. I know you think you are
trying to help us, but, PLEASE! It's
time you leave.
You should go, please go! You've said
enough, just go!
Jack looks around. Danny's still looking mad.
(Not caring) OK. Sorry to bother you.
Thanks for your time, folks. There.
I gave em the choice ... they chose!
(Jumps off the soapbox) (Danny still
A simulation is shown on the computer screen. A light is going
from earth thru a sun, and stops there. Jack, Sam and Hammond
are in a lab.
I thought the odds of success in this
scenario was one in a million, Major.
Yes, Sir. But I now believe we can increase
that chance to 1%.(Looks at Hammond,
who looks at Jack)
It's your call, General. I only understand
about 1% of what she says half the time
anyway. (Sam smiles)
Run it by me again.
( Drawing on board) We send the MacClarean
thru (She draws a wormhole coming from
Earth to Katal) the wormhole to Katal.
Now, based on the distance from Earth,
and the rate of travel, (Jack raises
his eyebrows) I tried to calculate the
exact time we shut down the gate. (Draws
an X in the middle of the wormhole)
so that the MacClarean stops short of
reaching the planet , (Circles the X)
and actually ends up (Draws rays like
a picture of a sun) IN their sun.
I thought when something was IN a wormhole,
it existed only as ... energy. That
you needed another stargate to turn
it back into solid matter.
Actually, you absolutely correct, Sir.
(Seconds later, amazed) I AM?!
Yes! (Smiles) You see? It's the stargate
on the other side that actually reintegrates
the matter (Jack looks back at Hammond
a HUGE grin on his face) into it's pre
organized form. (Jack can't stop smiling)
Without it the energy in the wormhole
would not rematerialize in it's base
form. Now, in the case of a person,
that would be very bad, but in the case
of an element, it shouldn't be a problem.
(Still smiling) (To Hammond) I was right!
OK. You have a go, Major. (Jack gets
up, STILL smiling)
(Over intercom) Sending MALP thru. Payload
is en route. Executing controlled shutdown
... now! Well, there's only one way
to know if it worked.
BACK ON PLANET
Praying, Teal'C and Danny are there)
Brothers and sisters, at these times,
it is important for us to come together
as a family. We must remember the great
gifts of Freyr, (Sam and Jack are arriving)
and we must be grateful for the lives
that he has given us. (Danny, who had
his head bowed, see the two officers,
and he and Teal'C go to meet them) In
this, the troubled time, we must still
They agreed to let us stay as long as
we ... don't try to tell them Freyr's
not a God. (Elred continues to pray)
(Sam looks at JAck)
I don't think we'll be staying.
Did your method not succeed, MajorCarter?
It doesn't look good, I think we missed.
DANNY(Quietly) Are you sure it not ... taking longer than we
though, or ...
We should have noticed the change by
(Sighs) I wanna tell them ... and say
good-bye. (Walks up to the gathered
crowd) Sorry, it ... didn't work. But,
it's not too late to change your mind
(Continues praying) Great protector.
Oh, Lord Freyr, accept thou frailties
and forgive our sins.
(Praying) We beg You give us mercy,
and return the light that gives us life.
(Looks at ELRED) Good-Bye.
Everyone gasps as the sun begins to return to normal.
(Touching Sam's arm) Am I having a stroke?
(She shakes her head)
Blessed be Freyr! Bow your heads, and
thank him for granting our prayers.
I'm pretty sure we didn't do this, Sir.
At least not on our own.
They said they wouldn't help.
Sir, are you saying that by starting
the process, we gave 'em the opportunity
to step in without the Goa'uld knowing?
A way of saving face. Technical look
Or NOT! Well, we'll never know for sure
Shot of village shown , then shot goes up to the sun.