Full Circle


TEASER

EXT—ABYDOS

[Skaara runs through the village to a tent, which he enters.]

ELDER
Skaara. Join us.

[Skaara sit before the semicircle of women.]

ELDER
You know why you are here?
SKAARA
Then it is true?
ELDER
There's not much time. Kasuf will take the women and children to the caves of Kalima where they will be safe.
SKAARA
No one will be safe anywhere. How can we even hope to defend ourselves against a Goa'uld as powerful as Anubis?
ELDER
Our lives are meaningless if we don't stop him from finding what he seeks here. You must rally all those capable of fighting.
SKAARA
All those willing to die.
DANIEL
All those who must not fail.

[Skaara and the Elder look up to see Daniel turning around, dressed in Abydonian robes.]

SKAARA
Daniel?
DANIEL
You won't be alone.

[Skaara smiles and nods. Daniel nods back.]

END TEASER

ROLL CREDITS

INT—SGC CORRIDOR

[O'Neill walks to an elevator on Level 19 and swipes his card. He enters and inserts his card by the buttons and presses for Level 28. The elevator starts to move, but the lights suddenly go out and the elevator stops. O'Neill picks up the phone.]

O'NEILL
Hello? This is C.. Hello?
DANIEL
Jack?

[O'Neill puts the phone to his ear again.]

DANIEL
Jack. Hi Jack.

[O'Neill looks sceptical as he turns and sees Daniel. Daniel gives him a little wave.]

DANIEL
Jack, Abydos is in trouble. Anubis is on his way. He's after the Eye of Ra. I have that replica Catherine gave me, it looks like this.

[Daniel holds up the Eye of Ra medallion to O'Neill.]

DANIEL
Now, I'm pretty sure the real one is located in some secret chamber in Ra's pyramid on Abydos but I'm not sure where exactly. According to legend there were six Eyes including those held by Apophis, Osiris and Tiamat among others. Each is powerful on its own but to use them in combination increases that power ten fold. Recently, Anubis has managed to track down five of the six Eyes and only needs Ra's to complete the set. He's looked everywhere Ra used to hang out except Abydos; now he's on his way there.

[O'Neill still looks bemused and turns to place the handset back on its rest.]

O'NEILL
I'm sure that was an aspirin I took this morning.
DANIEL
Jack, it's really me. It's me, you have to help, you have to find the Eye of Ra before Anubis does. Keep it, hide it, destroy it, whatever, it doesn't matter, we don't have much time.
O'NEILL
Hey Daniel, how you doing? Long time. How are things on the higher planes?

[Daniel turns away from O'Neill, grimaces, then turns back.]

DANIEL
Hey Jack, long time no see. H…h…h…how you doing?
O'NEILL
Fine, just fine.
DANIEL
The knees? The back? Everything's…
O'NEILL
Oh you know, kind of weather contingent actually.
DANIEL
Right, right, right, right, so, what's new?
O'NEILL
Uhm…actually a funny thing happened to me, today. I'm riding an elevator and an old friend of mine, someone who never calls, never writes…

[Daniel rolls his eyes.]

O'NEILL
…just shows up and tells me all about this very important and apparently urgent mission that needs my attention.
DANIEL
You gonna help, or, or…
O'NEILL
No, wait, wait! Let me tell it, it's good. You see this buddy of mine, this pal, this chum has…ascended to a whole new level of existence. Do you see the irony? He's asking for my help and he's this great and powerful being.
DANIEL
Jack, we've already been through this, I can't actually do anything.
O'NEILL
See, I'm still not clear on that.
DANIEL
The Others have rules; just talking to you is a violation.
O'NEILL
What like jay walking, double parking, what?
DANIEL
The point is, taking action that changes human existence, that's a big one.
O'NEILL
Let me ask you this. Have you met any of these Other guys?
DANIEL
No.
O'NEILL
Well then, how do you know they're any kind of a threat?
DANIEL
Oh good, that's, that's a good one. As it is, Oma's an outcast because she believes that helping people ascend is our duty.
O'NEILL
And that's…okay?
DANIEL
Technically, no. But she does it anyway. Those of us that follow her are walking a very fine line.
O'NEILL
Why don't they try to stop her?
DANIEL
I don't know.
O'NEILL
You don't know?
DANIEL
No I don't know. All I know is what Oma has taught me. Ascension doesn't make you all knowing or all powerful. It is just the beginning of the journey. The point is, if I were to help you, if I were to take any action to help you, Oma would step in and stop me herself to avoid drawing the wrath of the Others. If they wanted to, they could stop everything she's been trying to do for a long, long time.

[The lights come on and the elevator starts moving.]

DANIEL
I can't jeopardise that.

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

[Carter, Teal'c, Jonas and Hammond are seated at the table, O'Neill is walking around.]

O'NEILL
Obviously, we can't match forces with Anubis but apparently the Abydonians are willing to back us on this one.
HAMMOND
Colonel, how'd you come by this intel?
O'NEILL
(clearing his throat)
I didn't say?
HAMMOND
No, you didn't.

[O'Neill pauses and clears his throat.]

O'NEILL
Daniel told me.

[Carter and Jonas look surprised.]

JONAS
You saw Doctor Jackson?
O'NEILL
Actually, it's not the first time.

[Teal'c seems unsettled by O'Neill's news.]

CARTER
Is he all right?
HAMMOND
What else did he say?
O'NEILL
Whoa, wait. You guys don't think I'm nuts…or anything…like that?
TEAL'C
I too have recently see Daniel Jackson.
CARTER
Really?
O'NEILL
Why didn't you say something?
TEAL'C
Why did you not?
O'NEILL
Well to be honest, I wasn't quite sure it was really happening the first time.
TEAL'C
Neither was I.
JONAS
Did he tell you where we could find the Eye?
O'NEILL
Uh, he doesn't know.
CARTER
He doesn't know?
O'NEILL
I know! Personally I think this whole ascension thing is a bit overrated.
HAMMOND
That's good enough for me, Colonel. If Dr. Jackson is right, we have to find that Eye before Anubis does.

INT—ABYDOS GATE ROOM

[SG-1 come through the Gate. Skaara enters.]

SKAARA
O'Nieer.
O'NEILL
Skaara.

[They hug.]

SKAARA
It is good to see you.
CARTER
You too.
JONAS
I'm Jonas.
SKAARA
Good to meet you.

[Skaara and Jonas shake hands.]

TOBAY
We are prepared to do whatever you ask.
O'NEILL
Appreciate that. Teal'c, set up a perimeter, I want to know the second we have company.

[Teal'c leaves.]

O'NEILL
(to Skaara)
Any idea where this Eye thing is?
SKAARA
I will show you.

[Skaara, Tobay, O'Neill, Carter and Jonas walk through into a different room lighting torches as they go. They come to some steps and descend.]

SKAARA
This is as far as the catacombs go. Daniel and I have spent much time here.
O'NEILL
No Eyes?
SKAARA
The Eye of Ra is mentioned many times on these walls.
O'NEILL
Just so we're clear. It's not a real eye. It's a kind of jewel or something.
SKAARA
Well, we have never been able to find it.

EXT—ORBIT ABOVE ABYDOS

[A massive Goa'uld ship exits hyperspace.]

EXT—ABYDOS

[Teal'c has set up a perimeter and he and a group of Abydonians are outside the pyramid, waiting.]

INT—PYRAMID

O'NEILL
So, you seeing anybody?
SKAARA
Maybe.
O'NEILL
Really? Is it serious?
SKAARA
(smiling)
We are betrothed.
O'NEILL
Trust me, that's serious. Congratulations.
SKAARA
Thank you.
O'NEILL
I assume my invitation got lost in the mail or..?
SKAARA
I wanted to ask you to sha'loki. To stand beside me.
O'NEILL
Just…during the ceremony, right?
SKAARA
Yes, yes.
O'NEILL
I'd be honoured.
SKAARA
Will you be coming to my wedding alone?
O'NEILL
Ummm…

[Carter walks up to them.]

O'NEILL
I assume Carter's invited too?
SKAARA
Of course. Will you becoming together? O'NEILL
As in?
CARTER
Friends going to a wedding.
O'NEILL
Ah, yes, sure!

[O'Neill turns away.]

O'NEILL
Jonas?

[O'Neill walks off and Carter and Skaara just smile.]

EXT—ABYDOS

[Teal'c and Tobay are waiting.]

TEAL'C
Is there something you wish to ask me?
TOBAY
You are a friend of Daniel Jackson?
TEAL'C
Indeed I was.
TOBAY
Skaara says he is not dead. He is now a God.
TEAL'C
A God he is not.
TOBAY
Is he not powerful?
TEAL'C
That remains unclear.
TOBAY
Daniel once brought freedom to my people from the false God Ra. He has asked us to fight, we will fight in his name. Die for his cause if we must. Skaara says Daniel will protect us, watch over our families.
TEAL'C
I am unsure as to what you have been promised.

[Al'kesh and Death Gliders can be seen in the distance.]

TEAL'C
But if you are not prepared to die, you should not be here.

[They raise their weapons as the ships pass overhead.]

INT—PYRAMID

[Jonas is reading something on a wall.]

O'NEILL
How you doing there, son? We don't have all day.
JONAS
I know. Believe me I know. But there's nothing. Just a lot of talk about the power of Ra, the size of his domain…
O'NEILL
Big domain?
JONAS
There's no mention of a secret chamber where he keeps his most valuable possessions not that I would expect that.
O'NEILL
Right.

[Dull thumps are heard from overhead.]

EXT—ABYDOS

[The Death Gliders and Al'kesh are firing on the Abydonians as a cargo ship moves in. Teal'c and the Abydonians are firing back with little success. The missile from Teal'c's rocket launcher is absorbed by the shields of the cargo ship, and the Death Gliders are small enough to manoeuvre away.]

INT—PYRAMID

TEAL'C
(via radio)
O'Neill, we are under attack! Ground forces have landed. We will not be able to hold them off for long.
O'NEILL
(into radio)
Roger that.
(To Jonas)
You heard the man.
JONAS
I don't know what to tell you. I mean if Dr. Jackson was here…
O'NEILL
Oh he's here. He's definitely here. Trust me, he's here.

[The sounds of the battle above can be heard.]

O'NEILL
Son of a…Hey! Where are you? We're only doing this because of you.

[Daniel appears behind him.]

DANIEL
Jack! It's here, I know it is.

[Carter walks up to Daniel.]

CARTER
Daniel!

[Daniel turns to both Carter and Jonas, greeting them.]

DANIEL
Sam. Jonas.
JONAS
Dr. Jackson.

[The sound of the battle rages.]

O'NEILL
(pointing to the roof)
You hear that?
DANIEL
I can't do anything about that, you know.
O'NEILL
I don't care. Do something or we walk. Right now.
DANIEL
Remember that fine line we were talking about?
O'NEILL
Cross it.

[Daniel turns away, nods and sighs.]

DANIEL
(quietly)
Okay.

[He walks towards another part of the pyramid.]

DANIEL
I always thought there might be a secret chamber here.

[Daniel walks to a wall, followed by Skaara, Carter, O'Neill and Jonas.]

DANIEL
This section talks about how Ra draws his power from the sun.
TEAL'C
(via radio)
O'Neill, we cannot hold our position.
O'NEILL
(into Radio)
Fall back to the pyramid.
(To the others in the pyramid)
You guys do your stuff, I'm gonna go help Teal'c.
SKAARA
I will come with you.

[They leave. Carter, Jonas and Daniel inspect the wall.]

EXT—ABYDOS

[Teal'c is moving everyone back.]

TEAL'C
Fall back. Fall back!

[They fall back as a glider comes towards them. Teal'c fires his rocket launcher and the glider explodes as it hits the ground. Two Abydonians fall but Teal'c keeps running.]

INT—PYRAMID

CARTER
Ummm…can't you just…zip into the wall and see if there's something on the other side?
DANIEL
It's complicated.
JONAS
Some kind of trigger for a secret door. Rays of the sun will reveal all. Rays of the sun, there's no sunlight. Think any light will do?
DANIEL
It's possible.

[Jonas gets out a torch and shines it on the jewel in the wall.]

CARTER
Maybe you need to focus it a little?
JONAS
Yeah.

[Jonas gets out a magnifying glass from his pack as Daniel walks to him.]

DANIEL
Is that my stuff?
JONAS
You weren't using it any more.
DANIEL
Yeah.

[Jonas focuses the light through the magnifying glass.]

INT—PYRAMID ENTRANCE

[Teal'c and the Abydonians have reached the pyramid as Jaffa come pouring over the hill. O'Neill and Skaara meet Teal'c.]

O'NEILL
How many?
TEAL'C
Many.
O'NEILL
(into radio)
Carter?
CARTER
(Via radio)
Sir, we're working on it.
O'NEILL
(into radio)
Work faster.

INT—PYRAMID

CARTER
(into radio)
Yes sir.
JONAS
I thought we were on to something.
DANIEL
You were.
JONAS
It's not working.

[Daniel steps back slightly from the wall to look at the image on the wall in its entirety.]

DANIEL
It's red.
JONAS
What is?
DANIEL
The rays of the sun on the fresco are…are red. Sam?
CARTER
Yeah. Jonas?

[Carter focuses the red laser sight on her P90 on the jewel and the door opens.]

JONAS
Sweet.

[They enter the dark secret room and look around, lighting fire torches as they go. The room is full of artefacts.]

INT—PYRAMID GATE ROOM

[Jaffa enter and are fired on. A chunk of rock is taken out near O'Neill. The man in front of Skaara is killed. More Jaffa ring into the middle of the room. Most of the Jaffa are taken out by O'Neill but one manages to fire on Skaara who is injured. Teal'c provides cover fire for O'Neill who goes to check on Skaara.]

INT—PYRAMID SECRET CHAMBER

[Daniel is looking at a tablet.]

CARTER
Daniel, what is it?
DANIEL
(amazed)
I'm an Ancient.
CARTER
What?
DANIEL
Not me, but the Others like me. They're the Ancients.

[Jonas comes up to read the tablet.]

JONAS
This is written in one of the oldest dialects of the Ancients.
DANIEL
I mean I always suspected but I never really knew for sure.
CARTER
What does it say?
DANIEL
It says that the Ancients evolved from a race of humans that lived long before us. They were wiped out by a plague that was sweeping across the galaxy and that many learned to ascend, and the rest died out. I have to go.
CARTER
Where?
DANIEL
I'll be back. Don't lose that tablet; it talks about a lost city that's more valuable than anything.
CARTER
Daniel?

[Daniel begins to glow and leaves the room as brilliant white energy.]

INT—PYRAMID GATE ROOM

[The Stargate engages.]

O'NEILL
Teal'c!

[Teal'c retreats towards him.]

INT—PYRAMID SECRET CHAMBER

[Jonas and Carter are rummaging through the artefacts.]

JONAS
What if it's not here?
CARTER
Maybe there's a secret compartment?
JONAS
A secret compartment inside a secret chamber?
CARTER
Why not?
JONAS
Why not?

[Jonas picks up a metal object and starts tapping walls. He comes across one that sounds hollow.]

JONAS
Right here.

[Carter comes towards him as Jonas clears the area in front of the wall.]

JONAS
I don't see a latch or a jewel like with the other door but there's got to be some way to open this.
CARTER
Yeah. Stand back.

[Carter fires at the wall with her P90. When a big part of the wall disintegrates, Jonas retrieves the Eye of Ra and they leave the chamber. Jonas picks up the tablet as he passes.]

CARTER
(into radio)
Sir, we got it.

[O'Neill, Teal'c and Skaara come down the steps to meet them.]

O'NEILL
Too late.
TEAL'C
We cannot hold the Gate room. Anubis dialled the Stargate preventing our escape.
O'NEILL
We got Jaffa on our ass. Where's that Eye?
JONAS
Right here.

[O'Neill gets some C4 out of his vest pocket.]

JONAS
What are you going to do with that?
O'NEILL
I'm gonna see how much Anubis wants that thing in one piece.

[The Jaffa come down the steps and wait. O'Neill attaches the C4 to the Eye as another Jaffa comes down the steps.]

HERAK
Surrender or die!
O'NEILL
What?
HERAK
Surrender or die!
O'NEILL
I was just gonna say the exact same thing.
HERAK
O'Neill, of SG-1.
O'NEILL
Hey, how you doing? You'll have to forgive me, I'm terrible with names. What was…

[A staff is fired.]

O'NEILL
Jeez!

[Teal'c is crouched over a semiconscious Skaara.]

HERAK
I am Herak.
O'NEILL
Congratulations. Failing upwards I see.
HERAK
You have no choice.
O'NEILL
Actually I do. I've got the Eye and about a pound of very powerful explosives stuck to it. Give us clear access to the Gate or I'll blow it up.
HERAK
Yourself along with it?
O'NEILL
What's your point?
HERAK
I will speak with my master.
O'NEILL
Yes, you do that. Don't forget to tell him you screwed up again.

[Herak leaves, though a number of Jaffa remain.]

JONAS
Is it really necessary to further antagonise him?
O'NEILL
Yes.
CARTER
Would you really do it?
O'NEILL
Sure, why not?
TEAL'C
O'Neill.

[O'Neill walks over to Teal'c and Skaara.]

TEAL'C
Skaara is in need of medical attention.
SKAARA
I have failed you.
O'NEILL
Ah, stop it.

INT—ANUBIS' SHIP

[Herak walks in and kneels.]

HERAK
My Lord. Humans from Earth and the one named O'Neill have found the Eye of Ra. We have them trapped. But he says if we do not grant them free passage he will destroy the Eye.
ANUBIS
He will give you the Eye of Ra or I will destroy Abydos.
HERAK
Yes my Lord.

[Herak leaves.]

DANIEL
You won't touch Abydos.
ANUBIS
And how will you stop me?
DANIEL
I can. And I will, if one more person down there is hurt.
ANUBIS
You can do nothing but stand there and utter empty threats because I know what you are.
DANIEL
If you know what I am, you know very well I can wipe you from existence.
ANUBIS
I know who you are Daniel Jackson, but you know not who I am.

[Anubis' face starts to glow. He is an ascended being.]

INT—PYRAMID

[Herak enters.]

HERAK
O'Neill, can you hear me?
O'NEILL
Yeah.
HERAK
Anubis commands that you turn over the Eye of Ra immediately or he will destroy all of Abydos.
O'NEILL
Tell him to go ahead. He's not getting the Eye.

[Jonas looks at O'Neill, sceptical.]

O'NEILL
He's bluffing.
JONAS
We don't have much of a choice. If we blow up the Eye he's going to destroy Abydos anyway.
O'NEILL
He's just as likely to attack after we give it to him.
JONAS
Maybe not.
O'NEILL
He's a Goa'uld. Huh!
SKAARA
(faintly)
O'Nyer.

[O'Neill goes to Skaara, who is shivering and semiconscious. Skaara starts to talk in Abydonian.]

O'NEILL
What's he say?
TEAL'C
He speaks of a bright light. Of giving up. Of releasing something.

[Skaara looks at O'Neill. His eyes close and he dies. Suddenly, he turns into a bright light and ascends. The Jaffa outside look puzzled at the bright light, while Teal'c looks up at the light in amazement. O'Neill looks down at Skaara's empty clothes.]

INT—ANUBIS' SHIP

ANUBIS
With a wave of my hand, I will bombard the surface. You can try and stop me if you choose.
DANIEL
What makes you think I won't?
ANUBIS
Your words mean nothing. Take action if you dare.

[Daniel walks towards the viewing screen where Goa'uld motherships exit hyperspace. Daniel turns back to Anubis.]

DANIEL
Maybe I won't have to.

[Yu appears on the viewing screen.]

YU
I command the collective forces of the System Lords.
ANUBIS
You've finally managed to rally them against me.
YU
You hand over the Eye of Ra or face destruction.
ANUBIS
I will consider your most generous offer.

[Yu disappears.]

DANIEL
You won't survive that many motherships.
ANUBIS
They are not attacking because they fear me.
DANIEL
Maybe. Maybe I'll tell them you don't have the Eye, And they can beat you if they strike now.
ANUBIS
Do you know that for a fact?
DANIEL
Maybe I'll deliver the Eye of Ra to you. If you give me your word you won't harm the people of Abydos. Ever.
ANUBIS
So be it.
DANIEL
That's a promise I'll hold you to no matter what.

INT—PYRAMID SECRET CHAMBER

[O'Neill leans into the doorway and waves at the Jaffa.]

CARTER
Sir, you're not considering shooting our way out?
O'NEILL
No. No, Anubis must really want that thing in one piece if his boys have held off this long.
DANIEL
He does.
CARTER
Where were you?
DANIEL
Busy, busy.
O'NEILL
Hey! Thanks for Skaara. I assume he's okay.
DANIEL
What are you talking about?
TEAL'C
He has ascended.
DANIEL
What?
O'NEILL
That wasn't you?

[Daniel closes his eyes.]

DANIEL
Oma's here watching me.
O'NEILL
And?
DANIEL
And I don't care any more. Anubis is one of us.
O'NEILL
What?
DANIEL
At least partly in some…bastardised way.
CARTER
Daniel, what are you talking about?
DANIEL
The Goa'uld Anubis used to be figured out how to ascend.
TEAL'C
He was believed to have been dead for quite some time.
DANIEL
The Others didn't want him.
JONAS
That's understandable.
DANIEL
They sent him back. At least they tried, but not all the way.
CARTER
What is he now?
DANIEL
He's still some form of energy, that black mask is a shield, it's keeping his form intact. He's stuck somewhere between human existence and ascension.
TEAL'C
Why have the Others allowed him to remain that way?
DANIEL
I don't know. Maybe they couldn't exile him completely.
O'NEILL
Maybe they just don't care?
DANIEL
Maybe you're right. Either way he's still very powerful.
CARTER
It explains his mastery of Ancient technology.
O'NEILL
How's that? DANIEL
Jack, the Others are the Ancients. The original creators of the Stargates.

[O'Neill looks puzzled and Daniel turns to Carter.]

DANIEL
You didn't tell him?
CARTER
Uh, no.

[Herak and his men move forward.]

O'NEILL
All right look, just bottom line this for me, will you?
DANIEL
There's a fleet of System Lord Motherships surrounding Anubis, I warned them about the Eye and what it can do.
O'NEILL
Nice.
DANIEL
Turn it over.
O'NEILL
What?
DANIEL
I made a deal with Anubis, you turn the Eye over, you go free and the people of Abydos remain unharmed.
O'NEILL
You made a deal with Anubis?
DANIEL
I'll make sure he keeps it. The Goa'uld are going to fight it out over the Eye and hopefully destroy each other in the process but even if they don't, while they're licking their wounds, you're gonna find the lost city of the Ancients.
O'NEILL
The lost city?
DANIEL
Didn't tell him about that either, huh?
CARTER
Daniel found a tablet talking about a lost city.
DANIEL
Where there are powerful Ancient weapons capable of giving you a big advantage over Anubis.
O'NEILL
Do you know where it is?
DANIEL
No, but I'll help you find it. Jack, nothing will happen to the Abydonians, the most important thing right now is for you to get out of here with that tablet. If Anubis gets his hands on it and finds the lost city before you do, it's all over. He already has a huge advantage over you because of what the Others have done or rather failed to do.
O'NEILL
You gonna kick his ass?
DANIEL
If I have to.
O'NEILL
Can you?
DANIEL
We'll see. Nothing will happen to the people of Abydos.

INT—PYRAMID

[The Jaffa are standing guard over the secret chamber.]

O'NEILL
Coming out!

[O'Neill, holding the booby-trapped Eye, walks up to Herak.]

O'NEILL
I assume you know about the part where you don't kill us?
HERAK
As much as I would like to.

[O'Neill removes the explosives and hands over the Eye.]

HERAK
Jaffa! Kree!

[The Jaffa all leave.]

O'NEILL
Well spank me rosy! Let's book.

[SG-1 leave.]

INT—ANUBIS' SHIP

[Herak enters the bridge with the Eye of Ra.]

HERAK
My Lord, the Eye of Ra.

[Anubis gets up and removes the Eye from its casing. Herak walks over to the viewscreen. The top of the ship opens and a weapon activates.]

ANUBIS
The ship's weapons are now fully powered.

[Yu appears on the view screen.]

YU
Your time is up.
ANUBIS
Of that you are gravely mistaken.

[The ship fires on the other Motherships which return fire. There are at least ten motherships, many of which explode. Anubis' shields absorb the blasts from the other ships.]

INT—PYRAMID GATE ROOM

[Jonas joins the others, having looked outside.]

JONAS
Sounds like a hell of a battle going on up there.

[There are numerous sets of clothes lying on the floor, shaped as bodies.]

INT—ANUBIS' SHIP

[Herak is watching the other ships explode.]

HERAK
They are retreating.
ANUBIS
Yes.
HERAK
What now, My Lord?
ANUBIS
Now I will destroy Abydos.

INT—PYRAMID GATE ROOM

[Carter dials the Gate, which engages.]

INT—ANUBIS' SHIP

[Anubis raises his hand to activate the weapon.]

DANIEL
Stop!

[Herak fires on Daniel but the shot passes through him.]

ANUBIS
Stop me, if you can.

[Herak kneels behind them. Daniel raises his hands, in which appear glowing orbs.]

ANUBIS
Strike me down. Do it now or I will destroy Abydos.

[Daniel raises his hands and directs the energy at Anubis. The energy is blown back as Anubis raises his hand to defend himself. Herak cowers on the floor.]

DANIEL
No! Don't do this!

[Daniel is spirited away.]

INT—PYRAMID GATE ROOM

[Carter, Jonas and Teal'c step through the Gate, O'Neill taking up the rear.]

INT—ANUBIS' SHIP

[Herak looks frightened.]

HERAK
You are indeed all powerful my Lord.
ANUBIS
What you just saw was not my doing. However, this is.

[Anubis activates the weapon which is aimed at Abydos. A beam of energy is directed at the pyramid.]

INT—PYRAMID GATE ROOM

[O'Neill is just about to step through the Gate. He turns and sees electricity beans shot around the room.]

EXT—ABYDOS

[The pyramid is blown up and the energy wave radiates outwards.]

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[Jonas, Carter and Teal'c are waiting at the bottom of the ramp. The wormhole fritzes.]

JONAS
What was that?

[O'Neill comes through and the iris closes. The room shakes as O'Neill walks down the ramp.]

JONAS
What just happened?
O'NEILL
Abydos was hit.
CARTER
You saw it? O'NEILL
I felt it. Just before I came through.

[Carter leaves the Gate room.]

CARTER
Sergeant, call up a full Gate diagnostic.

INT—CONTROL ROOM

CARTER
What have you got?
SGT. DAVIS
I'm working on it. A large burst of energy was transmitted through the wormhole just after Colonel O'Neill came through.
O'NEILL
Carter?
CARTER
We're lucky they closed the iris when they did, Sir. A massive energy wave followed you through the wormhole.
O'NEILL
Redial.
SGT. DAVIS
Yes, sir.

[Hammond enters the Gate room.]

HAMMOND
Welcome back SG-1. What's happened?
CARTER
Seems there was a large explosion on the planet just after we left, Sir.
HAMMOND
Is that possible?
O'NEILL
Unfortunately, Sir.
CARTER
We're dialling Abydos now to see what happened.
SGT. DAVIS
Chevron 6 encoded. Chevron 7 will not lock.
HAMMOND
Briefing room.
O'NEILL
Yes, Sir.

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

[Hammond is holding the stone tablet.]

CARTER
The only thing we can assume is that Anubis didn't keep his deal with Daniel.
O'NEILL
That's a shock, eh?
TEAL'C
And that Daniel Jackson was unable to prevent Anubis from destroying Abydos.
HAMMOND
Which leaves Anubis in possession of a powerful weapon that has given him clear superiority over the System Lords.
O'NEILL
We don't know any of that for sure, Sir.
JONAS
What we do know, is we need to find the city that's described on that tablet.

[Hammond puts the tablet on the table and pushes it towards Jonas.]

HAMMOND
Can you translate this?
JONAS
Oh yeah. It will take some time but Dr. Jackson did offer his assistance.
CARTER
I'm not sure that we can count on Daniel for anything any more.
HAMMOND
Why not?
CARTER
Well, Sir, he would have done everything in his power to protect the people of Abydos. If he was somehow prevented from doing that then…

[O'Neill, Carter, Teal'c and Jonas look worried and uncomfortable.]

INT—GATE ROOM

[The Gate is dialling.]

INT—CONTROL ROOM

SGT. DAVIS
Chevron 5 encoded. Major, if you don't mind me asking, how many times are we going to dial Abydos before you give up?
CARTER
Until a Tok'ra with a ship flies over the planet and tells me there's no one left alive.
SGT. DAVIS
Chevron 6 encoded. Chevron 7…locked.

[The wormhole engages.]

INT—HAMMOND'S OFFICE

CARTER
The MALP shows the pyramid is intact. No evident damage.
HAMMOND
What about the explosion?
CARTER
I don't know, Sir, I can't explain it.
O'NEILL
I'd like to go, Sir. Make sure the people are okay.

[Hammond indicates his agreement. Carter and O'Neill leave.]

INT—PYRAMID GATE ROOM

[SG-1 step through. There is no sign of any damage.]

INT—ABYDOS VILLAGE

[SG-1 walk towards the village where there are a lot of people. Some boys are playing football.]

JONAS
I guess everybody's all right.

[O'Neill sees Skaara and walks over to him.]

O'NEILL
Skaara.
SKAARA
O'Neill.
O'NEILL
What's going on here?
SKAARA
Anubis destroyed the pyramid. Everyone was killed in the blast.

[The team look around.]

O'NEILL
They don't look dead to me. But then neither do you.
SKAARA
Death is only the beginning of one's journey.
O'NEILL
That sounds familiar.
TEAL'C
What of Daniel Jackson?
SKAARA
I have not seen Daniel.
CARTER
Do you know if he's okay?
SKAARA
I do not know. One named Oma did this.
O'NEILL
All of you?
SKAARA
I wish you well O'Neill. You will not see me again. At least not for a while.
O'NEILL
Take care.
SKAARA
Do not fear. You will find your way.

[A football rolls in front of O'Neill. He bends down to pick it up.]

O'NEILL
What do you mean by that?

[As he straightens, all the people and tents are gone. Skaara takes the ball from him.]

SKAARA
The Chappa'ai will remain until you leave.

[They all turn and see the Stargate in the desert, not in the pyramid. When they turn back, Skaara is gone.]

O'NEILL
Let's go home.

[They turn and walk towards the Stargate.]

FADE OUT

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