Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
We open with some ancient ruins.
(Walking in, to Danny) Hey! I thought
you said this was the main entrance.
It is. We just ... need to find a way
to open it.
I do not recognize the symbols.
It's Babylonian. (Touching the wall)
well, unlike Phoenician Unebrite cutinform,
these characters are pictograms rather
than representations of unique sound
Does it say how to open the pyramid?
You said "Pyramid". It's a ... a ...
Yeah. Open the door.
Well, it might not be so easy. I'm gonna
have to go back to Earth for a reference.
How hard could it be?
Very. It's a dead language, and I doubt
anyone's even stood here for 3,000 years.
I wouldnít be so sure about that.
What ya got there?
An empty pack of cigarettes ... they're
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN COMPLEX --- daytime.
The Russian stargate program was only
up for 37 days. Now, we've seen their
logs, and the lists of planets they've
visited, and P2X-338 was not one of
Perhaps they deceived us.
At the moment, all they're admitting
to is that there may have been some
unauthorized use of their gate.
JACK What's that supposed to mean?
(passing out reports) This is Major
Valentine Korinski. He was serving under
Colonel Zackalav at the base in Siberia.
It now appears that he was also taking
secret orders from certain hard-lined
elements in Russian Army Intelligence.
He disappeared 6 days before we were
called in to deactivate the Russian
And they think he went off world.
(Pics of soldiers are show ... Peter
DeLouise alert! He's one of the pictures)
Along with 2 other officers and an archeologist
name Alexander Britski.
I know his work ... he's an expert of
Why would they go behind Sokalov's back?
Perhaps for the same reason the NID
conducted off-world operations without
the knowledge of Stargate Command.
TO steal Alien Technology at any cost.
And, well, why 338 instead of some other
That is yet to be determined.
If they went thru the gate before everyone
at the Russian base was killed, they
could still be out there.
It's doubtful they could have survived
this long. The planet's surface temperature
averages 135 degrees Fahrenheit.. in
Shade? I don't remember shade.
They could have taken shelter in the
(Sarcastically) Oh, so they figured
out how to open the temple?
I'll ... figure out the door.
Should they not have attempted to return
Not without exposing their operation.
They could still be waiting for some
kind of signal.
She's got a point, Sir. The Russian
commando's could be pretty hard-core.
They'd wait forever before they'd violate
I'm aware of that Colonel. That's why
I'm gonna allow a second Russian team
to accompany you back to the planet.
It's going to be a joint mission. Full
disclosure. Full cooperation.
May I ASK why ... Sir?
The Russians have been pushing for more
direct involvement in the Stargate Program
for quite some time . We've been resisting,
but in this particular case, it might
be useful to have them on board.
Yes. Well, General, You know I'm a big
fan of the Russians and ... international
relations are a big hobby of mine, However,
I ... do believe that SG-1 should handle
this one ... *ALONE!*
Decisions been made, Colonel ... they're
on their way.
He's typing in his computer, Jack and Sam walk in.
... because we have an agreement, Sir.
Yeah, you see them holding their end
well, have we?
(A moment of silence) NO!
If Thor's ship hadn't crashed into the
ocean, we never would have told them
about the stargate.
Hey. (Raised voice) Who's side are you
I'm just saying we should at least TRY
to work together.
Carter, when you go thru that gate,
you gotta know your team members are
watching your six.
Actually in Russian, they'd be watching
Which I suppose are neither here nor
Have you figured out howe to open that
Ziggurat. and, yet, I think I have.
In order to expedite matters, the Russians
emailed me the notes of their archeologist,
Doctor Britski. The temple is dedicated
to the Babylonian God, Marduk.
And Marduk was a Goa'Uld?
Well, it seams likely. The word 'Babylon'
literally means 'gate of the gods',
so if there was a connection, it wouldn't
surprise me. (Phone rings, Danny clears
his throat, and answers it) Hello? (Silence)
Yeah, OK.(Hangs up phone.) The Russians
A man pours himself a cup of coffee and says something that sounds
negative in reference to the coffee.
(Older)(Heavy accent) (In reference
to the stargate) Nice view.
(Heavy accent) Oh, yeah. Colonel.
Hammond and SG-1 walk in, there's a woman standing at attention.
Good morning, Gentlemen.
And MaíHam. There's a ... MaíHam , Sir.
(To everyone) At ease. (To older man)
You must be Colonel Zukov(Just Colonel
from now on).
It's a pleasure to meet you, General
Hammond. Allow me to introduce Major
Vilarri (In reference to the coffee
drinking young man, who will be called
Major from now on), and Lieutenants
Marchica (A man, will be called man
from now on) and Tovenue. (The woman
who will be known as woman from now
Welcome to Stargate Command. This is
Colonel Jack O'Neill, Major Samantha
Carter, Doctor Daniel Jackson, and Teal'C.
The FAMOUS Colonel O'Neill. (They shake
hands) I believe me have a mutual friend.
Doctor Svelana Markov. She spoke very
highly ... of all of you.
Before we proceed, perhaps you'd like
to get some rest ... maybe something
We took the precaution of eating before
What Colonel Zukov means is we'd like
to get to work as quickly as possible.
Very well. (All sit with the exception
of Danny) Doctor Jackson?
(He dims the lights, and puts up a map
of Earth.) 2 years ago, Doctor Alexander
Britski began an excavation near Rafa
in Southern Iraq. He found several stone
tablets engraved with Babylonian cuneiform,
and one with a set of symbols he didn't
The symbol for Earth is clearly visible. (The pyramid with the
circle above it)
In fact the coordinates to P2X-338.
Doctor Britski had no idea of their
significance, but someone must have
recognized something, because the results
of the dig were never published and
the whole thing became classified.
Wait a minute ... two years ago, the
Russians haven't even SEEN a Stargate.
Yeah, but they DID have a DHD. The one
discovered by the Germans in 1906, and
taken by the Red Army at he end of the
second World War.
So, when they finally got their program
up and running, they must have added
P2X-338 on the list of addresses supplied
by Colonel Maybourne.
That doesn't explain why they didn't
just send a regular team.
Did Doctor Britski say why they singled
this planet out?
Along with the coordinates, the tablet
included a reference to something called
the 'Eye of Tiamat.' It was a large
jewel of some kind which supposedly
endowed Marduk with great magical ability.
THAT wouldn't be why your people wanted
to keep this all (Whispers) *Quiet*?
Need I remind you, Colonel, that the
United States has operated the Stargate
in SECRET for YEARS with the expressed
PURPOSE of obtaining Alien technology?
That was before we had an agreement
to share information.
You took it upon yourselves to represent
the interests of the entire planet without
consulting anyone. You exposed the world
to countless dangers.
AT least we dealt with it. It only took
you folks what ...a month ... to find
something you couldn't handle?
Gentlemen, Please. We seem to be going
a little bit off topic.
Doctor Jackson? What about the entrance?
Can you get us inside?
Yeah ... (Quietly to himself) Yeah ...
(Louder, to group) ;) The engraving
on the door are ... are ... some kind
of ... code ... it's like a... giant
combination lock ... it's just a matter
of activating the correct symbols in
the proper sequence.
I have utmost confidence in your abilities,
Doctor. (Looks @ Jack) You have a go.
(After looking at the Russians) Swell.
(Walking in the hallway) Is that the
Fifty round horizontal clip, 900 Armour-piercing
rounds per minute. Feel the weight of
impressive. But I prefer the Russian
Those are made in Yugoslavia, aren't
Chevron 7 locked!
SG-1 ... move out!
SG-1 moves out. The Colonel gives his people orders in Russian,
and they leave.
What was that all about?
I was just wishing them the best of
Right ... look, Zukov, letís get something
straight here ... Iím the ranking Senior
Officer on this mission.
It is a joint operation ... and we are
of equal rank.
Which means you should appreciate the
need for a clear chain of command.
Colonel? Is there a problem?
JACK & COLONEL
(Together) No, Sir!
(Walks up to gate, and hits it) After
you! (The Colonel walks thru the gate,
Jack gives Hammond a fake smile, and
IN THE ZIGGERAT (Everyone is hot, and bored waiting for Danny
to open the door)
(Beat) Daniel ...
Just about there.
(Rubbing his head) You said that an
(Rather sarcastically) Hey, look, if
you wanna give this a try, be my guest.
(Claps hands) Carter, break out the
Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait, Wait,
Wait, wait ... WAIT! (Closes his book)
I think I got it! Itís uh ... itís the
standard retelling of Babylonian Creation
Myth. Marduk says the winged serpent
Tiamat in 2, He ... used half of her to
create the sky, the other half to create
How does that help us, Doctor Jackson?
Well, you see? Some of the text has
been deliberately placed out of order.
Only a Priest of Marduk would be able
to spot the discrepancies. Here ... (Presses
stone) here ... Presses stone) and ... here
... (Presses stone, and the stone moves,
making a loud noise.) The tomb begins
to open, showing the inside view of
the tomb looking out at the teams. Rocks
are falling in the doorway. Itís very
noisy and takes about half a minute
Nice job. They walk a little ways all
you see is the flashlights, and falling
This doesnít seem very stable.
Itís over 4,000 years old. The reach
a fork. (Thatís a road that splits in
two directions ;))
I donít know.
We should split up. You take your team
down here ... Weíll go down there.
All right, but TealíC goes with you.
(A couple seconds silence) For your
Than perhaps you should take Lt. Marcheckle
... for the same reason.
(Not to happy with the suggestion) Fine!
... Move out. They walk a little way,
Colonel ... The outline of a booted foot
is seen, sitting down against the wall.
(Cautiously) Identify yourself. (The
Russian guy I assume says ĎIdentify
yourselfí in Russian) (The light is
shown on the body, and itís a skeleton)
AWWW ... (Sam checks the dog tag on the
body) (To Russian) This one of yours?
If these men disappeared just 10 months
ago, how could one of their bodies completely
decompose so fast? Close up of the body
is shown. The skull clearly has scratches
and teeth marks. (If I could see them
on the ASF, they were clear as day on
the big screen! ;))
It didnít decompose. This skeleton is
covered in tiny teeth marks.
Something ATE this guy?
Stripped the flesh right from his bones!
(Russian) Boze moj!. (ThatĎs what it
sounded like)(Mean's: Oh my God!)
You can say that again. The Russian
team is shown walking thru the halls.
They come into a big room with a Sarcophagus
right in the middle of it.
It appears to be a sarcophagus.
Back to SG-1 ... The Russian covers the skeleton with his jacket.
Zukov, this is OíNeill.
What is it, Colonel?
We found one of Kirinskiís men ... heís
dead. Exercise extreme caution.
Understood. We found a sarcophagus.
Negative! Hold your positions till we
get there. (Seconds later) Zukov respond.
The Colonel curses in Russian, then shouts an order. The other
2 Russians move toward the sarc.
Dammit ... fall back.
You are disobeying a direct order.
I trust Colonel OíNeill wonít take it
personally. The colonel walks up to
the sarc, and steps on the rock below
it. It crunches. He curses in Russian.
The walls start to shake, and he shouts
orders in Russian. They all run, screaming
toward the fork from earlier. They meet
up with SG-1 at the fork, and continue
running toward the tomb door. The male
Lt. , the one that went with Jack, Danny
and Sam, runs screaming toward the door.
Heís trying to get out ...
(Screaming ) GET OUT OF THERE!!!!!!!!
The woman screams his name, and he is
shown being crushed in the door. She
ruins toward him, being stopped by Jack,
who holds on to her. The door closes
on him, trapping the rest inside the
tomb. The woman bows her head.
BACK IN SARCOPHAGUS ROOM
Interesting trap ... doesnít really PROTECT
the Sarcophagus, but it DOES lock you
in with it!
(To Colonel) I told you to hold your
The mission requires that we thoroughly
explore the area.
I gave you an ORDER!
Someone would have set off the trap
eventually. (Coldly) Itís just as well.
One of your OWN men is dead! (Quietly)
Where I come from, that tends to make
a commander just (Yelling) A LITTLE
Where I come from, Casualties are expected.
(Looks at Jack) Colonel, we still need
to find a way out of here.
Shouldnít we ... open this first, see
if thereís no one home?
TealíC, have you ever seen anything
Indeed I have not.
Itís like someone tried to seal the
sarcophagus from the outside.
(Holding up a blowtorch) Kirinskiís
team must have cut it open with a blowtorch.
Open it up.
(Walks to side of sarc) Thereís no crystal,
thereís no, uh ...button to open it.
Oh, for crying out loud! Iíll do it
myself! (They all pull the doors apart
manually) Pull! (All the men grunts
and struggles; Sam raises her gun) (They
open it, and a SKELETON is shown) So
much for Marduk!
I thought a sarcophagus could keep one
Perhaps it malfunctioned.
(Looking closely at the body) Yeah,
but I donít think thatís what killed
him. These bones exhibits the same marking
as the skeleton we found. Whatever killed
the Russian soldier killed the GoaíUld
Howíd it get in there?
I donít know.
(Looks around) The better question is
... where is it now? A cocoon is shown
on the wall, with a leg coming out of
BACK TO SARC ROOM
Dannyís looking at a wall reading it.
Sir, weíve got a problem.
(Sarcastically) Weíve got a lot of problems,
Carter ... can ya be a little more spacific?
We can stretch out our food rations,
but our water is limited to 5 days.
We wonít be here that long.
(Heavy accent) So, now, what do we do?
We can use plastic explosives to blast
a hole in the entrance.
(After giving him a look) (Sarcastically)
Yeah, we could do that ... and also bury
us under a ton of Ziggerat.
The Colonel is right, Major. The time
has not yet come for such desperate
What about this writing ... any mention
of a back door?
No, this portion of the text just talks
about the final fate of Marduk.
I think we know the final fate of ...
Well, apparently, he was such an evil
tyrant, that his own priests rebelled
against him. They sealed him in the
sarcophagus, and placed some thing in
there with him. Thereís no direct translation,
for the word, but I assume itís the
reference to the creature that ... ATE
Are you saying he was eaten alive?!
The sarcophagus would have done itís
best to continuously KEEP him alive,
so ... it probably would have taken a
while! Sam looks disgusted.
Bojomoy. (Same word as the other Lt.
O-Kay! Thatís officially the WORSE way
It would seem his fate is very well
Marduk would have died eventually, but
... the creature must have stayed alive
in the sarcophagus until ... Major Kerinski
and his team came along.
They let it out; it killed them.
Weíve only found one body.
All right. Hereís the deal ... Weíre gonna
search this place top to bottom. Weíre
looking for a way out, and the rest
of Kirinskiís team. Everybody GOT that?!
Iíd like to uh ... stay and finish this
translation. It might be useful.
Fine! The rest of us will pair off ...
TealíC, youíre with Zukov, Carter with
Tolinov, Major, youĎ;re with me. Danny
goes back to the wall. Zukov and TealíC
are shown walking down a hallway. The
ladies are shown. Sam shines her light
up on the wall.
Hold it. I got something.
What is it? Sam shines her light up
at the empty cocoon.
Looks like some sort of cocoon ... itís
empty. (Something is seen crawling behind
the woman on the wall. The women turn)
What is it?
I thought I heard something.
(Into Radio) Colonel OíNeill?
Yeah? Go ahead.
Colonel Zukov and I have found additional
skeletal remains. Along with equipment
and personal items.
Any sign of ... a creature?
(Looks around) Negative. COLONEL: Colonel
OíNeill, this is Zukov. I have what
appears to be Britskiís personal log.
all right, take it back to Daniel, have
him take a look at it.
Very well. TealíC turns to leave, and
The Colonel finds the Eye of Tiamat
He pockets it.
(From corridor) Colonel Zukov?
Coming! Back to the ladies.
There it is again.
I donít see anything.
(Creatureís Point Of View is shown as
she approaches it) Itís around here
somewhere. She ladies shine their lights
on the wall. The creatureís point of
view is shown again as the woman shines
the light directly on it. He eyes widen
as the creature screeches, and attacks
her. Machine gun fire is faintly heard.
(Walking) Daniel? Report!
Itís not me!
(Running) Carter?! Whatís your situation?
(The run toward the gunfire sound. The
woman is shown sitting against the wall,
while Sam continues to shoot her gun.
Jack taps her shoulder.) Carter?!
(Stops shooting) Iím all right.
(Kneeling at the woman) What happened?!
The creature attacked us.
(She has a bad wound on her neck) I
think sheís going into shock.
Get her back to the main chamber ... TealíC?
(TealíC picks her up.)
Sir, itís still alive.
well, weíll kill it.
No, thatís not what I mean ... I sensed
What are you talking about?
The symbiote ... The GoaíUld symbiote
... itís still alive. Itís inside that
thing. (Sam looks at the womanís neck)
The creature must have Injected her
with some kind of venom. Her bodyís
What can we do?
Well, Iíve given her a shot of epinephrine
... That should buy us some time. If we
donít get her back to the SGC soon,
sheís not gonna make it.
Sheís right. The same thing happened
to the other team according to Dr. Brintskiís
journal. The creature escaped when they
opened the sarcophagus, attacked Major
Korinski, he was dead within 2 hours.
Any mention of what happened to the
2 people died when a passageway collapsed,
and ... the last entry reads: ĎIím all
alone now, thereís no escape ... only
one course of action remains ...í
A cyanide pill. They were given to all
Russian Stargate Personnel.
(Jack grins at him) Colonel, we no longer
have a choice ... we HAVE to use the C-4.
Weíre not done searching yet, Colonel.
Lt. Tovinofa is running out of time!
Iím well aware of that, Colonel. But,
weíre not gonna risk any more lives
until weíve exhausted our options.
Hey, take a look at this ... itís a sketch
of an artifact Doctor Britski found
inside the sarcophagus ... he thought
it might be the ďEye of TiamentĒ.
You guys find anything like this with
There was nothing but old equipment
and spoiled rations.
Then, where is it?
Colonel, Surely the recovery of this
artifact is no longer a priority.
It never WAS a priority. This was SUPPOSED
to be a rescue mission.
It would appear thereís no one left
Well, I wouldnít say THAT. The teams
apparently split up again. Sam and TealíC
are together, and are walking down a
hallway. They come across some blood.
It looks like blood.
Colonel OíNeill, this is Carter ...
Yeah, go ahead.
Sir, TealíC and I found traces of blood
... I think I may have wounded the creature.
Well, wonít itís SNAKE fix it?
(Shares a look with TealíC) Well, it
depends on how bad the injury is, Sir.
All right ... stay sharp.
BACK TO SARCOPHAGUS ROOM
DannyĎs studying the text. The Major is checking the woman.
How is she?
HE pulse is getting weak. (He hears
chittering from the snake) You hear
that?! (He hears the noise again, and
cocks his gun) Wait here.
(Rather sarcastically) Yes, you go down
the dark hallway alone ... and Iím wait
here in the dark room alone. The major
goes down the hall. He hears more noise,
and jumps. Snakeís Point Of View is
shown looking at the Major. The Colonels
are shown reaching a dead end.
Colonel, we both know thereís only one
way out of here.
Any blast big enough to put a hole in
that door, gonna bring the whole thing
down on top of us.
Iím willing to take the chance.
Yeah, well, Iím NOT!
What about Lt. Tolinova?
I thought Casualties were to be expected.
Itís obvious youíre not capable of taking
the necessary risks.
Well, we take risks ... we just donít
hand out cyanide pills ... And we donít
leave our people behind. Back to Sam
and TealíC. He finds a florescent marker
that was laid down earlier.
Is it me ... or have we been down this
Indeed we have.
(Signs) This place is like a maze.
Perhaps we should return ... Something
hits Sam in the back, she gasps, and
moves, and it falls to the ground.
Itís not moving ... Iím not sensing anything.
Nor am I. TealíC bends down, and pokes
the creature a couple time, not getting
a response. TealíC then, cautiously
turns the creature over, and taking
his knife, guts the creature, looking
for a snake, and finding none.
TEALíC ( Sighs) There is no symbiote inside this creature.
Couldíve left the body when it realized
it couldnít heal the wound.
The symbiote could not survive for too
long under these circumstances.
Unless it found a new host. They share
a look. Back to the Colonels. It appears
that they found a bundle of equipment.
(Over radio) Colonel OíNeill?
Sir, we found the creature ... itís dead.
Thatís good news.
Only problem is the symbioteís no longer
Thatís a bit disconcerting.
Sir, as you know, TealíC body is incapable
of sustaining a symbiote as long as
heís carrying a larval GoaíUld. And
he doesnít sense a presence in me, so
... That leaves Daniel, Major Vallarin
and ... (The Colonelís look at each other)
well ... (They point their guns at each
other) the two of you, Sir.
Drop your weapon.
I donít think so.
I KNOW itís not me.
And *I* know itís not ME.
Colonel? Please respond.
(NEVER taking his eyes of the Colonel
) Get back to the main chamber ... check
on Daniel and Vallarin. Weíll see you
there in a bit. (The Colonel continue
to look at each other)
Roger that, Sir.
Iím not kidding, Zukov ... Iíll shoot
This is beginning to make sense.
If you were the GoaíUld, you might not
want to leave without finding the Eye
of Tiament. It would explain your reluctance.
And if you were the GoaíUld and were
stuck in this DUMP for 2,000 years,
you MIGHT not think of anything except
getting out of here. Which would explain
why youíre willing to take such an ...
It would seem we have a problem. A hand
is shown pressing the wall, opening
a chamber. Itís a Russian, cause SG-1
are in desert uniforms. Itís the Major.
Daniel is looking at the wall.
(Still looking at the wall.) Hey, guys,
I just finished translating this section
... (He turns, they cock their guns) Whoa!
(Hands up! ;) ) Hey! Whatís up?
I do not sense the presence of a GoaíUld.
(Sarcastically) Well, thank you.
(Putting her gun down) What were you
going to say?
I was gonna say I just finished translating
a section of the text ... it says Marduk
used to emerge from his temple, and
appear amongst his people riding a beam
of white light.
The ring transporter?
Yeah. Thereís a good chance it might
be right here ... In this room.
In here. The colonels still have their
guns aimed at each other.
What is this?
In my mind , Colonel OíNeill is a GoaíUld.
(Sarcastically) Donít be an idiot, Zukov.
It could just as well be him.
(Holding his head) Oh, Man!
(Slowly walks toward the Colonel, his
eyes flash) WHERE IS THE
EYE OF TIAMENT?
I donít know what youíre talking about.
YOU FORGOT, COLONEL ... THAT I RETAIN
ALL THE KNOWLEDGE OF MY HOST. HE WAS
WELL AWARE OF YOUR SECRET ORDERS TO
OBTAIN ALIEN TECHNOLOGY. YOU WERE TO
BRING THE EYE BACK TO YOUR SUPERIORS.
I have no secret orders. The snake punches
Yep, itís here.
We gotta tell the colonel.
No, not until weíre sure heís not a
TealíC, what are you doing?
We must find a means by which to operate
the rings. (He finds it) Back to the
colonel and the snake!
(Looking at a gun) AN INTERESTING WEAPON!
ITíS OBVIOUSLY CAPABLE OF INFLICTING
SEVERE PAIN ... AS WELL AS DEATH. SHALL
WE TEST IT ON YOUR NEW FRIEND? He points
the gun at Jack, whoís still lying on
Stop! I have the eye. Jack and Marduk
look at him.
WELL, GIVE IT TO ME! AND I WILL SPARE
What are you doing?
Iím sorry, Colonel. I was acting under
Donít give it to him ... donít!
No one else will die because of me.
GIVE ME THE EYE!
Take it! The Colonel throw a grenade
at the snake, pulling out the pin first.
Uh-Oh. (Remember kids, this snake has
been in the tomb for several thousand
years, so he doesnít know about grenades
... guess what heís gonna do next! ;))
(He! He!) He looks at the grenade, and
drops it ... BOOM! It blows up. ;) In
the Colonelís face. Debree starts to
fall over both Russians, Jack moves
out of the way. The tomb starts shaking.
(Into radio) Colonel OíNeill? (Jack
looks at the pile of rubble ... more of
the ziggurat falls) (Sterner) Colonel
Yeah, Iím OK.
The GoaíUld was in Villarin. Zukov just
took him out with a grenade.
Sir, we found a ring transporter. Daniel
says itíll take us to another temple
a few miles from here.
All right. Iíll be there in a minute.
Jackís walking into the main chamber.
TealíC is behind him. TealíC voice scares
I do not sense the presence of a GoaíUld.
Oh, good! And Iím fine by the way ...
thanks. Howís Tolinov?
Sheíll be OK if we can get her out of
here soon ... Howís Zukov?
He didnít make it. One thing left to
do here ... Mardukís hand is shown.
All right. All set. Letís go! They get
in the ring transporter space.
COLONEL OíNEILL?! (Heís all screwed
up, limping, looks like his arm is twisted.
;)) I WILL HAVE MY REVENGE!
You know, your guys all ways say that!
Samís grinning. She presses the remote.
Marduk looks at the wall, it has a whole
bunch of C-4 is rigged up to a timer
that she just set off. It has 8 seconds
left on the timer. He watches them go
, and the C-4 explodes.
FADE INTO BRIEFING ROOM.
A Commander is saying something to the woman in Russian. She
says something, then salutes him, and turns to leave, stopping
Colonel? He looks at her, and she kinda
smiles, then leaves.
Lt. Tovinov correbates your story.
So, sheís telling the truth.
She will be debriefed again of course,
once weíre back in Moscow where she
can speak more freely.
Yeah, Iím sure youíll get her to say
whatever you want.
Colonel, this isnít the time.
General! Zukovís secret orders put us
all in jeopardy. I want that put on
(Angrily) Your opinion is already a
matter of public record , Colonel. So
is the fact that your entire team survived
where only ONE Russian soldier made
it back alive ... BARELY!!
Yeah, well if your people understood
the concept of ďChain of CommandĒ, NONE
of this ...
(Interrupting) NO! We are agreed! YOU
were in command! We also know WHICH
lives you were willing to sacrifice!
We regret the lose of lives, and offer
our condolences to the families of your
(Sarcastically) And Iím sure you also
regret this Eye of Tiamat was buried
along with Colonel Zukov never to be
Yes, we do.
(Softer) Perhaps it is best we both
admit we made mistakes.
Itíd be best if you just admitted you
I will pass that sentiment along, Colonel.
(Sarcastically) Yeah, please do.
Iím sure this will have no bearing on
our future participation.
I wouldnít count on future participation
if I were you.
Well, I would.