The iris opens and a wormhole forms. Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c
are waiting at the bottom of the ramp and Jacob Carter walks
Colonel O'Neill, Teal'c, Daniel. Sam.
He hugs Sam.
How are you doing kid?
So, you guys are the talk of the Tok'ra
Kicking some major Hathor behind.
Yes we do take pride in good work. But
that's not why you're here?
No. We need your help.
You need our help? With what?
Let's just call it a Goa'uld hunt.
Jack, Daniel and Teal'c are seated on one side of the table.
Jacob places a device in the middle of the table. It activates
No kidding. A projected hologram with
no silver halide coated plates, no photo
Actually, I was talking about what's
being projected. It's like a family
tree of the ancient Egyptian gods.
Actually, of the Goa'uld System Lords.
Ra, Apophis, Hathor, Heru'Ur.
The symbol of Setesh is oscillating.
That is the symbol for Setesh.
Have you met him Teal'c?
I have met descendants of his Jaffa.
All right. Who's this Setesh fella?
Otherwise known as Setekh, Set, Seti,
Seth. Ancient Egyptian god of chaos.
The embodiment of hostility and outright
Why haven't we heard of him before?
Well I'm guessing we haven't even scratched
the surface on meeting all the Goa'uld
System Lords. There's probably thousands
we haven't even heard of, right?
Only dozens at the ranks of System Lords.
Thousands of Goa'ulds in general.
What makes you think we would have met
The Tok'ra council has been taking a
Goa'uld census of sorts. Where the System
Lords are positioning themselves, what
domain they rule, who serves under them,
that sort of thing. But there's one
Goa'uld we've lost track of.
Our record of him ends when the Earth's
Gate was buried in ancient Egypt.
Are you saying he never left?
That's our theory. We think he still
might be here, hiding among Earth's
All right, we'll be cuttin' to the chase
on this one. You want us to help you
find this snakehead who, if he's here
at all, would be hiding in one of 6
billion people on Earth?
How do you know he's still alive?
He's alive if he has a sarcophagus.
Or if he changes hosts every 400 years
But if he were here, why wouldn't he
have tried to get at the Stargate some
time between when it was buried and
now? Or why wouldn't he try to take
over the Earth like Ra did?
Seth had a hefty price on his head-he
tried to overthrow Ra. Now the System
Lords wanted him dead, as did the Tok'ra.
We believe if he's still here it's because
he's using Earth as a place to hideout.
He wishes to remain hidden among you.
Kinda gives "needle in a haystack" a
whole new meaning.
Well I know it's a long shot.
Not necessarily. Remember Setesh is
As a Goa'uld he will never lose his
thirst for power.
And they do have a pretty common MO
for getting that power.
Which shrinks the proverbial haystack
considerably. Let me do some homework,
track him through archaeological and
Sam and Jacob are walking down steps to the elevator.
So Dad, you don't really think we have
a chance of finding this Goa' uld, do
It's the mission Garshaw assigned me.
You didn't request it? Dad?
Why would I request it?
C'mon! Would it be so awful to admit
you just wanted a chance to see me?
Of course not- you're right. That's
why I requested it.
Okay, so that's obviously not the reason.
What's going on?
It is I who requested the assignment.
Nice to see you once again Captain Carter.
Likewise. So let me ask you the same
Your father has an unresolved issue
here on your planet, and frankly it's
beginning to irritate me.
Your father's a proud man. He refuses
to seek out your brother and mend the
Yeah, well Mark isn't exactly rushing
into my father's arms either. Even when
we thought Dad was gonna die, he wouldn't
take my call.
It hurt your father deeply when his
son didn't come to him on his deathbed.
Now why would it hurt? As far as I was
concerned the kid wasn't my son any
more. It didn't hurt a bit.
Dad. I have a number for Mark in San
I just thought you might wanna know.
When was the last time you saw him?
I haven't seen him since either of his
kids were born. I guess he paints me
with the same brush he does you.
Well, Selmak's pushing me to go mend
I guess Selmak is as wise as they say.
I'll go with you. When do you wanna
I didn't say I'd go. I just said Selmak's
They reach Daniel's lab.
So what's the bad news?
On the contrary. We have good news.
I did a time line Boolean search for
religion, cult, Set, Setesh, Setekh,
And here's what I found. It appears
there's been a cult of Setesh throughout
history in one form or another since
around 1000 BC.
What is that?
Oh yeah, that. Well Setesh was represented
by an animal that was either fictitious
or now extinct. Most likely the former,
rather than the latter since anthropologists
haven't discovered any fossils to point
to a species like this ever existing.
Because the creature represents Setesh,
the helmets of the Setesh guard have
continued to be the source of many jokes
among the jaffa.
Jaffa jokes? Let's hear one of them.
I shall attempt to translate one O'Neill.
A serpent guard, a Horus guard and a
Setesh guard meet on a neutral planet.
It is a tense moment. The serpent guard's
eyes glow. The Horus guard's beak glistens.
The Setesh guard 's nose drips.
Teal'c bursts into laughter and the others just stare at him.
Okay. After Set was supposedly killed
in ancient Egypt along with all his
minions, a similar god showed up in
Greece called Typhon. Similar back-stories
and domains. Another fictitious animal
representation. In one of Typhon's last
legends he killed three hundred followers
and then disappeared from Greece. Now
at that point he seemed to have vanished
from recorded history until I found
this. A new cult arose in England in
the early 1800's, strangely enough near
the location of Stonehenge. The cult
had an enigmatic leader called Seth.
They were constantly under attack by
the Christians and this is the important
part. Seth's worshippers, all of them,
were found dead, having slit their own
throats. But Seth's body was never found.
Guy liked to leave a lot of dead bodies
Did you lose the scent there?
I thought so, until on a whim, I did
a search on the US Government's classified
net in case the CIA had a record of
something, somewhere. And guess what
came up on the ATF page. A cult whose
leader is named Seth. Just north of
Seattle. The ATF are investigating him
now because they've become so heavily
armed and fortified. This guy has about
50 followers who are all apparently
ready to die for him.
You mean to say you actually found this
How do we know he's our Goa'uld?
Deprogrammed ex members of the cult
describe Seth as having magical powers
and the ability to heal. They also claim
he's murdered several members in front
of the others. Here's the best part.
"Several independent reports have stated
that the cult leader can make his own
SG1 and Jacob fly in and drive up a road following another car.
That's the place. Main building's about
three-quarters of a mile up that drive.
I sure hope you can shut these guys
down. I had a lot of parents come into
my office- they lost their kids to this
nut. I haven't got the manpower, or
the, uh what you'd call probable cause
that you federal types do.
Well, we'll do what we can Sheriff.
Appreciate you lettin' us look around.
Sheriff. We got a fight breaking out
down at Earl's.
Duty calls. Now, uh looks like you don't
need me getting' in your way. Gimme
a call if you need me.
A man who has been camping out in a field walks up.
You people the FBI?
No. Who are you?
The name's Jason Levinson. I've been
camping down here for the past month
hoping to catch a glimpse of my boy,
Tommy. At least know he's still alive.
He's been in there nine months now.
You folks deprogrammers? You gotta be
good. The guy I hired got shot in the
leg trying to get in there.
So they've got some armed guards is
what you're saying?
A lot of them. What's that damn small
town sheriff do about it? Nothing. Not
a damn thing. (To Jacob) You're the
father aren't you? Your boy 's in there.
No, no. You've got that wrong. My son
isn't in there.
Uh huh. How much would you tack on to
get my boy out the same time as his?
You help us. We might be able to help
I'm with you sir.
That won't be necessary, but we could
use any information you might have.
What your guy did, where he went in,
where he got caught, that kind of stuff.
You got it. The fence is in the wide
open and most of the property. But I'll
show you a brush cover if you wanna
O'Neill. We are being surveilled.
Yeah, I saw 'em. It's probably FBI.
Jack lights something that takes out the fence covertly.
You guys are prepared. I'm goin' with
I think it'd be safer for everyone if
you wait for us here.
SG1 and Jacob go through the hole in the fence and go over a
hill to see what is going on. Jack and Sam get out their binoculars
and spy on the people outside the house.
AK 47's, a couple of Uzis. Anyone think
they observed the requisite 15-day waiting
period for those weapons?
Sir, they're side arms. I think it's
safe to say there's a Goa'uld there.
And, it looks like a pair of 50 cals.
Does the concept of overkill mean anything
to anybody? Let's fall back to the RV
The team nears the fence where they came in.
Lower your weapons!
I was wondering when you folks were
gonna show. We got bets- I say FBI,
they say ATF.
Special Agent James Hamner, ATF.
Sg1 are driven back to where the ATF have set up.
General. Wanna tell me what interest
the Air Force has here?
That would be classified.
This way, gentlemen. Are you guys special
I was talking to your commanding officer.
He's right. It's classified.
I have top level clearance.
Oh, not top enough.
You have a rather insubordinate subordinate,
He's not insubordinate to me. Only to
people such as yourself. Saves me the
trouble. Now maybe you could tell us
what you and your cohorts are planning
This compound is owned by a cult. It's
run by a charming guy who goes by the
name Seth Fargough. We've recently acquired
intelligence to confirm they have a
hoard of prohibited weaponry here.
That's a mighty fine intelligence you
So what do you plan to do?
Surround the compound and negotiate,
try to get 'em to come out peacefully.
You have no idea what you're dealing
And I suppose you do?
As a matter of fact.
Great! Then why don't you tell me?
Uh, that would be classified as well.
Fine! Well I'll tell you what. The United
States Air Force has not been invited
to participate in this operation therefore
you're out of your jurisdiction. Therefore
I'm ordering you all to leave, or I'll
have you arrested.
This is a secure phone, isn't it? Can
we use it to place one call?
Thank you. Colonel?
Jack, based on Seth's history if these
guys go in guns blazing, he's gonna
kill everyone in there.
Jacob, can we assume some kind of brainwashing
is going on in there?
It's probably Nish'ta. It's a biological
compound that inhaled infects all tissue
in you body, including your brain. It
tends to make your mind extremely pliable.
That's like what Hathor used.
It's stronger. It's more encompassing.
I believe that is the substance used
Can it be reversed?
Nish'ta does have an Achilles heel.
Once its effects are reversed, it can't
reinfect a host. They become immune.
Okay, well, how do we reverse it?
There's only one way: an electrical
shock. Strong enough to kill the organism,
but weak enough not to kill the host.
That is why it worked when I shot Rya'c
with a zat'n'ktel.
Then we go in with zats.
Well it's not going to be very covert
that way. And, like I said, any kind
of frontal attack is gonna be a problem.
Daniel's right Sir. Besides, with all
the firepower he's got, we wouldn't
stand much of a chance anyway.
The phone is ringing. Hamner goes to answer it.
Hamner. Yes, Mr President. Yes Sir,
I am the SRO. Yes Sir, they are here,
sir, but. With respect Sir, the jurisdictional
rules in this case are clear. This is
a civilian matter. Are you sure you
wanna do that Sir? Yes Mr President.
Get Colonel O'Neill in here.
Something I can do for you?
You wanna tell me what's going on?
Didn't you say you know more than I
Well apparently not. I just got off
the phone with the President.
Of the United States of America? Sweet.
How's he doin'?
He seems to have a thing for you.
Yeah well, you know.
In fact, I'm to issue you an emergency
special agent credential. He' s put
you in charge of this operation.
Excellent! My first order of business:
Get me one of those cool jackets! Extra
large. Double X-L if you got it.
You wanna tell me why the Air Force
cares so much about this cult?
Wanna do me a favour? On your way out,
send my team in.
Your team. It's an odd bunch of people
Colonel. Civilian scientists. This Seth
guy got some kind of secret weapon you
don't want the world to know about?
All right, listen. Since you have clearance,
I'll throw you a bone. Seth and his
boys got their hands on some top-secret
technology, that we would prefer not
fall into the public consciousness just
Good. Now you've heard of classified.
You got it.
Hamner leaves and SG1 and Jacob walk in.
Did General Hammond get the President
Oh yeah! He's put me in charge here
for the time being.
What do you suggest O'Neill?
Well, I'm thinkin' we need to get in
Well I was thinking about that. If Seth's
MO hasn't changed from his history,
we know certain things from digs in
Giza and the Valley of the Kings.
For example, many Egyptian leaders built
their compounds with underground escape
That is correct. Apophis had them built
into his facilities.
Okay, so we should do a perimeter search
outside the fence and look for those
That's a lot of territory. We'll have
Mr Hamner's men help us.
Everyone is looking around for the tunnel entrances with metal
Okay, we've got a point of entry now
what? As soon as we get near anyone
on the inside we could get compromised
Or worse, we get dosed with that organism
and all of a sudden we're working for
It won't work on me or Teal'c.
Yeah, but he'll sense your Goa'ulds
as soon as you're within 50 feet. With
the arsenal he's got we wouldn't even
get close to him without being gunned
Which is why you're not going in.
Dad, you said an electrical shock, like
a zat gun, would snap us out of it?
Sir, I think I have an idea.
SG1 is back in the tent where Sam is fixing earpieces to give
them an electrical shock.
Gimme a test count.
One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Three
Mississippi, Four Mississippi, Five
It'll work Sir, assuming Dad's right.
If the jolt is big enough it'll work.
But you have to stay under the Nish'ta's
control long enough for it to spread
through all your tissues otherwise it
will regain a stronghold in your bold.
Gimme a ten count. (To Jack)
Uh, one, two, three, four, five.
That's good. You ready for yours Captain?
One second. Okay, Teal'c push the button.
Teal'c tests the earpieces.
Okay. Wire me.
Jack, Sam and Daniel go to the manhole cover and climb down.
So Daniel, you feel pretty certain that
if we get caught, he'll turn us into
one of those zombies rather than kill
Well we're more valuable to him that
Why? How do you think he'll use us?
Well, historically he used women as
a harem. They catered to his every whim
and as a result they were well cared
And the men outside the main court were
used mostly as warriors and guards protecting
his compound, pretty much doing his
Dare I ask about the men inside the
They were turned into eunuchs.
Eunuchs as in "snippety-doo-dah"? Sweet.
Jack opens the door they have come to.
Why are you asking me?
Well, y.. you knew there'd be tunnels,
Well, in the digs there were stairs
leading up to the main structure.
Jack, Sam and Daniel are suddenly ringed up.
I hate it when that happens.
They are disarmed.
Welcome! Who are you?
Well, I'm Larry, this is Moe and, of
course, everyone's favourite, Curly.
Say goodbye to your impure military
past. We're always happy to welcome
new disciples to the bliss that only
Seth can bestow.
He activates his hand device and a vapour comes out of a statue
So help me, if I wake up and I'm singing
Sam is lying on a bed asleep.
Welcome, disciple. How are you feeling?
Okay. Pretty good.
Good. Do you feel strong enough to begin
service of your god Seth?
Yes, of course.
They walk out.
They are awake. Shall I activate the
No. We must wait to be sure that the
Nish'ta has permeated their tissues
before negating it.
About an hour. It's a smart virus. If
there's any unaffected tissue remaining
in the body it will give the organism
a safe harbour in which to mutate. Then
it will overtake your body once again.
Excuse me. Mind if I watch? I mean my
son's in there. I just wanna be involved.
I'm afraid I can't let you in here sir.
Yeah, figured. Grab a cup of coffee?
Sure, go ahead.
He tips the coffee over himself.
Teal'c stands up.
Sorry. Sorry. It won't happen again.
I've just been kinda short fused since
I found out about Tommy.
I had to find out from his college roommate
cos, uh, Tommy and me hadn't been talking
for something like six months before
they sucked him in.
I do not understand. How could a father
not speak to his son for so long a time?
Yeah, that's the funny thing about it:
I don't even remember why. Obviously
something pretty stupid in the scheme
of things. I'll get out of your hair.
Do human parents not love their children
Sometimes things get complicated.
Many things are complicated, General
Carter. In Jaffa society, loving one's
children is not one of them.
In human society, sometimes it is.
Jack and Daniel are brought before Seth where Sam already is.
Seth approves them and they go to clean some weapons.
With these weapons I have provided we
will defend against any incursion by
the impure forces outside our gate.
Let no other gods draw you away from
Seth is life. Seth is happiness. Seth
Seth is life. Seth is happiness. Seth
Seth is life. Seth is happiness. Seth
Seth grabs Sam.
You were once blended. Were you not?!
No entry marks. But still..I sense a
trace. Bring me those who came with
General Carter, there is a problem.
It's nothing we can't handle.
He made your people didn't he?
We don't know yet.
Who sent you? The System Lords? The
Tok'ra? I am your god! You will tell
me what I want to know! Who does your
military work for? The System Lords
or the Tok'ra?
I have a vague recollection of what
you're talking about. The Tok' ra.
Is it not time enough?
No choice. Do it now!
The earpieces give the team an electric shock.
We work for a deprogrammer who hired
us to come remove one of your disciples.
But now we are enjoying the bliss that
How is it possible that you enjoy the
bliss when you are able to lie to Seth?
My Lord, the impure forces that you
have prophesied are surrounding the
You will pay eternally for bringing
this down upon us. Take them and kill
Sg1 are herded out by Tommy.
A quick question about old Seth.
Jack grabs his weapon and Sam grabs his zat gun and zats him.
It's okay, we're here to help you.
The ATF appear to be ready to storm the compound.
Seth and his flunkies go to a room full of weapons and bombs.
We must distribute them all over the
compound. We cannot allow the impure
access to all we have built up here.
Sam, Jack and Daniel go with Tommy to another room.
Yeah. Uh, I'm really confused. Who are
We're friends of your father.
Where are the zats?
Tom opens a cupboard which turns out to be full of zats.
Now, can you activate those transport
I think so.
Tom, I need you to start transporting
people outta here. Can you handle that?
I.. I guess.
Outside the Compound
I have to prepare for the worst. If
your people have been compromised and
I don't act, it's on me if they get
It won't be on you, it'll be on me.
It will reside on me also.
Sam, Jack, Daniel enter the main room and zat everybody in there.
They start to pick them up.
Carter! Go with 'em. Make sure they
get outta here.
The first lot are ringed down.
Hidden entrance to the compound
Okay, I think I've been very patient.
People start to come up the manhole.
Let's get all the medical teams up here
stat! Get some blankets and shoes! Come
on you guys, get in here!
Carter rings down with another lot.
Okay! C'mon, let's go! This way! C'mon!
Jack sends the last people down until Seth arrives with heavily
armed members of the cult.
How dare you challenge the power that
Jack and Daniel zat the guards but Seth activates his personal
force shield. Teal'c hears shots and runs out of the van. Seth
raises his hand device and throws Jack and Daniel back. He then
activates a bomb and leaves it neat to them. Taking off his coat
and pulling up his hood he rings down. Jack and Daniel wake up
and see the bomb.
Tommy climbs up holding onto his father's hand and then hugs
General Carter! Our friends have been
neutralised. I must go in. I believe
Selmak would be of help.
It's a long story.
Jacob climbs in. The rings come down with Jack and Daniel and
explode just after they materialise. They start to pull down
hoods to see where Seth has gone.
Teal'c! Stay outside and cover the other
ends. Make sure he doesn't get out another
Dad? Where are you going?
Setesh used a hand device on Colonel
O'Neill and Daniel. Are you okay?
Carter! He's down here!
Jacob and Sam walk towards Jack and Daniel. One person seems
to turn away and Jacob walks past him. He then turns and pulls
down his hood.
Tok'ra kree chok!
He throws Jacob across into a crowd of people.
Your father will survive. Stop Seth.
How? I can't control this.
You have the will within you. You must
Sam puts the device on.
Seth lifts his hand device but Sam is quicker and throws him
across the room. Jack and Daniel see what is going on and follow
them. Sam kneels in front of Seth and he tries to life his hand
device again. Sam is again quicker and kills him. Jack and Daniel
arrive and Sam looks up.
You killed him.
Sam walks off.
Sam and Jacob walk up to a house and Sam hugs Jacob. He goes
to knock on the door and a man opens it. Jacob goes to hug him
and then hugs his granddaughter. Sam hugs Mark and they all go