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O'Neill seeks help from a former comrade to rescue Daniel and Dr. Lee, who have been kidnapped in Central America. Carter, Teal'c, and Jacob infiltrate Anubis's super-soldier facility.

DVD DISC: Season 7, Disc 3
DIRECTED BY: Peter DeLuise
STORY BY: Peter DeLuise and Damian Kindler
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Transcript by Liz
Edited by Deanna Moll-Landry

Scene: Hammond's Office

Jack and Hammond are there.

HAMMOND: The state department has received a ransom demand for Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lee. We've been given 72 hours to pay or they will be killed.

O'NEILL: Do they know who's behind it?

HAMMOND: The kidnappers haven't identified themselves but Intel indicates we're dealing with Honduran anti-government revolutionaries. They're following the book on this one. Officially they have no intention of paying any ransom.

O'NEILL: Unofficially?

HAMMOND: Our ties with the Honduran government are at stake. No one's ready to risk breaking policy over this.

O'NEILL: So we send a team in to extract them? We've done it before.

HAMMOND: Obviously the rebels are betting that our tenuous relationship with the Nicaraguan government will prevent us from taking action. They're wrong. I called the President and he's agreed to help. As we speak he's requesting that the CIA gather whatever Intel they can. But whether he's willing to risk an international incident.

O'NEILL: thank you Sir.

HAMMOND: I'll let you know the second I hear anything.

Jack leaves.

Scene: Jungle

Daniel is shoved out of a hut and into another one.

REBEL1 : Apurate gringo. Rapido (Hurry up Gringo, Faster)

RAPHAEL: You have not had water or food for two days. Muy delicioso. (delicious)

RAPHAEL: Mmm. Pick of the season. This is very good. Today, we are going to start slow. I'm going to ask you again.

He uncovers the artifact.

RAPHAEL: What is this?

Daniel ignores him.

RAPHAEL: and this is the part where you do not talk. Okay.

He eats some fruit and waves it in front of Daniel.

RAPHAEL: For you. And your friend if you tell me what this is. I don't know how long someone can go without food but I believe the human body needs water every 3 or 4 days.

JACKSON: It's an ancient artifact.

RAPHAEL: An artifact?

JACKSON: Yeah. I'm an archaeologist, it's what I do, I look for artifacts. And now, found one. Seriously, I'm an archaeologist; you guys can look me up on the internet if you want. You have a computer?

RAPHAEL: It all makes perfect sense. You're nothing more than an archaeologist and you find and study artifacts.

JACKSON: It makes perfect sense.

RAPHAEL: I'm going to ask you one last time. What is this? And again you're not so talkative. What gives you the right to come into our country and steal valuable artifacts? You call yourself a scientist; you're nothing but a thief. And you think you're better than me. But I have reasons for what I do.

JACKSON: I don't doubt that.

RAPHAEL: (Not sure what he says here.) There is something else you should not doubt com padre. You will tell me what I want to know.

Scene: Hammond's Office

Jack and Hammond are there.

HAMMOND: The CIA operative in Honduras, an Agent Burke believes he knows where Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lee were taken.

O'NEILL: Burke?

HAMMOND: You know him?

O'NEILL: Yes, I do.

HAMMOND: Anything I should know about, he's the only agent on this.

O'NEILL: We're stuck with him regardless, right?


O'NEILL: Nothing you should know about.

HAMMOND: I see. He's requested that you participate in the extraction. The President has green lit the op. There's a C130 waiting for you at Peterson. It leaves for Honduras in two hours.

O'NEILL: Yes Sir.

Scene: Carter's Lab

Sam is fiddling with something when Jack walks in.


O'NEILL: I'm going after Daniel.


O'NEILL: This other mission.

CARTER: Shouldn't be a problem Sir. When do you leave?


CARTER: Good luck.

O'NEILL: You too.

He leaves.

Scene: Jungle

The kidnappers bring Daniel back and take Lee.

LEE: I don't know anything, I don't know anything!

REBELS: Apurese

Daniel lies on the floor of the hut.

Scene: Briefing Room

Sam, Teal'c, Jacob (Dad/Sel'mak), Bra'tac and Hammond are there.

DAD: We've confirmed that Anubis has a base on Tartarus. A powerful sensor array prevents anyone from approaching the planet unnoticed. The Stargate on Tartarus is inside the structure and has a powerful force field protecting it.

HAMMOND: We need to know how Anubis created this new soldier, confirm what we believe his intentions are and if possible, stop him. Any ideas?

CARTER: Even if we could defeat the force field, we have to assume the Stargate would be heavily guarded.

TEAL'C: We must gain access to the planet by somehow temporarily shutting down the sensor array.

CARTER: I agree. The question is how?

SEL'MAK: I will walk through the Stargate.

HAMMOND: Selmak?


HAMMOND: Come again?

SEL'MAK: I will wear the armour of Anubis' assassin. According to your account on Ramius' planet, it passed through the force field trap.

BRA'TAC: But at what physical cost? We have no way of knowing.

CARTER: The force field around that Stargate has got to be more powerful than the one we used.

DAD: I'm sorry kid; I'm with Selmak on this one. He'll keep me alive. Does anyone else have a better idea? Once I've deactivated the sensor array a scout ship can then approach the planet. Radioactive isotopes taken before hand will permit us to move around freely without being detected by internal sensors inside the base.

HAMMOND: What's your exit plan?

BRA'TAC: The scout ship. During the mission, I will conceal it in one of the planet's many low lying chasms, powering down to further avoid detection.

HAMMOND: Major, you have a go.

Scene: Honduras Bar

A waiter places a bottle on the table in front of Jack and says something in Spanish. Jack replies in Spanish. A man then sits down.

WAITER: Estas bien? (Are you fine?)

JACK: Si, gracias. (Yes, thanks.)

BURKE: You don't look very happy to see me. I would have given anything to see your face when you heard my name. Hey, it's okay man, it's okay.

O'NEILL: It's not okay. I've got 48 hours to find my friend before he's killed. Just tell me what you know.

BURKE: Okay, all business, all the time. I can dig that station. This was the last place Daniel Jackson was seen before he hired a guide named Duran to take him into the jungle. And a short time after that he was snatched by anti-Honduran extremists.

O'NEILL: And you know this how?

BURKE: It's how this particular splinter group does business. Last year they kidnapped an important engineer working on the Cohune river dam. Big American contract. Insurance pays off and they finance their little war against the government with the ransom.

O'NEILL: This engineer, did he live?

BURKE: Yeah, he did. Sometimes they don't.

O'NEILL: What about weapons?

BURKE: Okay, this is colourful. Honduras and Nicaragua are in the middle of a territorial dispute. I know what you're thinking, when are they not? So because of this, anyone in the I Hate Honduras fan club can seek shelter behind the Nicaraguan borders and buy guns. What kind of guns AK's, AK's for days. Nicaragua gets their stuff directly from Russia now but in the 80's they inherited all the old stuff from Cuba. How do you like that? They let us fight Cuba from their shores, we got our asses kicked and Cuba gives them the guns. You know we could get shot at by an AK 47 that was fired at the Bay of Pigs attack?

O'NEILL: You been down here too long, Burke.

BURKE: Hey you think so. You know why I got this crappy posting in this sinkhole.

O'NEILL: No. Here's comes the blame. Are you gonna try and blame me now?

BURKE: Yeah, I do. You could have stood up for me. Hilary left me. What do you think happens in a friendly fire incident when one team member gets killed and the other doesn't vouch for him?

O'NEILL: I didn't see what happened to Woods. I told them what I knew. I wasn't gonna lie. I told them what I knew.

BURKE: I'm not talking about lying. I'm talking about my head, you, me, Woods, we were buddies man. You knew me.

O'NEILL: I told them what I knew.

BURKE: Well you didn't tell them enough. And now you're here stuck in my part of the world. You need me. And I'm calling it on this one.

O'NEILL: I don't think so.

BURKE: I know how to get over the borders; I know where these rebels operate. Oh yeah, I'm in charge.

O'NEILL: No. You're just the guide.

BURKE: Just the guide. Is that what you think of me now?

O'NEILL: That's right. You're not so gone you don't understand the need for a clear chain of command are you?

BURKE: You want to know how gone I am?

He gets up and walks off.

WAITER: quieres algo mas señor (Do you want anything else, sir?)

JACK: Si, necessito un guia. (Yes, I need a guide.)

WAITER: I am a guide. This? It's just my day job.

Scene: Jungle

The men drag Lee back into the hut.

LEE: I never thought I would die like this.

JACKSON: Ah, you're not dead yet.

LEE: I'm sorry, Daniel. I couldn't take it. I told them.

JACKSON: What? What'd you tell them?

LEE: Everything.

Scene: Hut

Raphael opens the artifact and it switches on.

Scene: Gate Room

Jacob is being suited up.

SILER: How's that, Sir?

DAD: Pretty good. Reminds me of my old football days.

SILER: They had helmets back in those days, Sir?

DAD: Funny.

HAMMOND: Jacob, you okay in there?

DAD: It's surprisingly light. I guess it's time.

HAMMOND: Good luck.

DAD: Thank you George.

They place the helmet on his head and he walks through the Stargate.

Scene: Tartarus

Jacob steps through the Gate and walks down the ramp.

THOTH: You. Come with me.

They walk off to a lab.


Jacob sits.

THOTH: You seem damaged.

Scene: Cargo Ship

Sam and Bra'tac sit at the front and Teal'c stands behind.

CARTER: Come on Dad.

BRA'TAC: The array is yet to shut down. We are helpless to act. Even if we were to attempt secure communication.

CARTER: We would have to leave our position from the dark side of this moon making us visible to their sensors.

Scene: Tartarus Lab

Anubis walks in.

ANUBIS: Thoth.

THOTH: Lord Anubis. I was not expecting you.

ANUBIS: Tell me how this one has fared.

THOTH: This one has just returned my Lord. I need time to finish my preliminary analysis before I can make a proper report.

ANUBIS: It can wait. There is a remote probe malfunctioning. It requires your attention.

THOTH: yes my Lord.

Anubis and Thoth walk off.

Scene: Cargo Ship

CARTER: So many things could have gone wrong. He's so stubborn.

TEAL'C: Perhaps it is time to consider. Something beeps.

BRA'TAC: The sensor array is powered down. No doubt your father's stubbornness.

They fly to the planet. Sam talks on a communication device and Jacob replies the same way.

CARTER: Dad we're on the way.

DAD: Good. When you touch down, proceed to the exhaust port assemblage. I think I found a way to get you in.


Scene: Jungle

Jack and guide are moving through the jungle.

O'NEILL: All right, hold up. This is it.

GUIDE: As I told you, there is nothing here.

BURKE: There is this well in the middle of nowhere. Standard U.S. military boot tread all around. Make a wish.

He drops a coin in.

BURKE: What took you so long? How hard could it be to track their GPS locators? I'm just kidding. I've only been here a couple of minutes myself.

O'NEILL: Change your mind?

BURKE: In a manner of speaking. Vete, regresate a la cantina (Go, come back to the bar.)

GUIDE: 4,000, muchas gracias señor. (4,000, thank you very much, sir.)

JACK: un momentito (A moment)

BURKE: This is the end of the road, man. I mean you didn't think these guys were gonna make it easy on you did you? I'll take you where you need to go.

O'NEILL: For old time's sake?

BURKE: You know, I took an emotional inventory and I realised that I have some issues. Thought maybe we could put our petty differences aside on this one. You're gonna need me when this one goes down. Come on, give me a chance, I won't let you down.

Jack turns to the guide and tells him thank you and he can go.

O'NEILL: Si, vete, gracias, vamos. (Yeah, go, thanks, come on.)

GUIDE: vaya con dios. (Go with God.)

BURKE: Now we're talking sports fans. Okay my name is Burke and I'll be your guide, today we'll be looking at indigenous vegetation of Central America. Watch your step ladies, we're not in Minnesota.

O'NEILL: Easy.

Scene: Jungle Hut

Daniel is tied to a chair.

RAPHAEL: If you value the life of your friend you will tell me what I want to know. Your friend told me this device may be the origin of the fountain of youth myth.


RAPHAEL: How does it work?

JACKSON: I don't know. Look you grabbed us 5 minutes after we found it.

RAPHAEL: Who is this Telchak?

JACKSON: He's a mythological figure, a Mayan god that may or may not have lived here thousands of years ago.

RAPHAEL: So this device is many thousands of years old?

JACKSON: Possibly.

RAPHAEL: And this Mayan god brought this device to his temple for what purpose?

Daniel hesitates and Raphael hits him.

JACKSON: To hide it, to use it, I don't know.

RAPHAEL: Use it. On whom?

JACKSON: People. Mayan people.

RAPHAEL: And what would it do to them?

JACKSON: Look the research I used to find it just gave a cryptic warning that the device was dangerous, even harmful. That's all I know.

RAPHAEL: I do not think it is so harmful. I have never in my life felt as strong as I do right now.

JACKSON: You turned it on.


JACKSON: Turn it off; you don't know what you're dealing with. The effects of the device may be unstable. It's very dangerous. Look, it's beyond our comprehension, turn it off.

RAPHAEL: You're lying.

MAN: What if he isn't? The device is cursed. Raphael, we should turn it off.

RAPHAEL: Turn it off? Do you not feel different as well?

MAN: I do, and it scares me. Please, Raphael, if you will not turn it off, I will.

Raphael shoots him.

Scene: Tartarus

Jacob is opening some doors.

CARTER: What happened?

DAD: I fooled the exhaust port into thinking it needed to purge the system.

CARTER: I mean with the sensor array.

DAD: I got held up. Help me get this off.

Scene: Honduras

BURKE: Rebels move around a lot. They're self taught bush fighters. (something) see them tend to the farms right now. Those who don't are ex military. Most likely holding up about 20 clicks north west of Okata.

They stop. Burke moves on and Jack follows. They find Daniel's guide.

BURKE: Well, this wasn't supposed to be on the tour. At least we know we're on the right track.

Jack checks his pulse and he moves.

O'NEILL: Arrghhh!

GUIDE: I've been shot.

Jack checks.

GUIDE: Arrh. No no no no no.

O'NEILL: You have been shot.


BURKE: A rescue should be here in about an hour.

GUIDE: I've been lying here for days. What's another hour?

O'NEILL: Who did this?

GUIDE: malditos, malditos (damn, damn). Que mueran del dolor del culo. (the translation must be: They die from pain in the ass ¿?)

O'NEILL: All right. We're looking for two scientists.

GUIDE: Dr. Jackson? They have them. They went north. Across the border. Go.

BURKE: We're not just gonna leave you.

GUIDE: Sure you can, Senor. Help will be here soon. Don't worry; this is not the first time I've been shot. Save your friends. Please. They owe me lots of money.


They leave.

GUIDE: I love American gum. Good guys.

Scene: Tartarus

Thoth comes looking for Jacob and sees he is gone. He goes to Anubis.

ANUBIS: Speak.

THOTH: Lord Anubis. One of the Cal warriors is missing.

ANUBIS: What is the reason for this behaviour?

THOTH: There was damage but I believe our method of governing the symbiote mind is still flawed

ANUBIS: Unacceptable. Determine the origin of the flaw and report back to me.

THOTH: Yes my Lord.

Scene: Honduras

Jack and Burke continue to walk through the jungle.

BURKE: He moved, I killed him; it was as simple as that. Thought he was a hostile.

O'NEILL: It's all history Burke. Now's not really the time.

BURKE: I know we were out of position; I wanted to cut the angle down to cover you as you approached the objective. I guess Woods was doing the same.

O'NEILL: So you both took it upon yourselves to improvise at the same time.

BURKE: That's right.

Scene: Tartarus

Jacob, Sam and Teal'c are walking down the corridors. They see a super soldier.

DAD: That's the third one I've seen.

CARTER: How many do you think Anubis has?

DAD: There's no way of telling yet. I'm just guessing at least a handful; the lab I was in was made to service several.

They move into a lab.

DAD: Symbiote holding tanks.

CARTER: All empty.

TEAL'C: This one is not.

They walk over and we see a queen as seen before in Season Six's "Cure."

Scene: Honduras

Daniel is tying his shoe around the wooden plank wall.

LEE: Shouldn't we at least wait till night time?

JACKSON: I don't think we have that long.

LEE: We won't get a hundred yards before they kill us.

JACKSON: Yeah, if we stay they'll definitely kill us. I saw the short term affects of that device. I know what a sarcophagus does to a person's sanity and this is far more powerful. I don't think we want to stick around to find out what long term exposure does.

He pulls a plank off.

Scene: Another Hut

The device is on next to the dead man and he opens his eyes.

Scene: Tartarus

CARTER: Judging by the number of holding tanks in this room, Anubis must be planning to have the Queen spawn thousands of Goa'uld. But why. A symbiote is spawned with the genetic memory of the maternal bloodline. They're ego maniacal and power hungry. It's not exactly a good combination for a foot soldier.

DAD: That's right. But look at this. This Queen, whoever she is, must be in league with Anubis. She's preparing for a spawn cycle yet her brainwave pattern is minimal. She has no intention of passing on her genetic memory. The symbiotes will be blank slates.

TEAL'C: Much like Egeria on Pangar.

DAD: And Anubis will be free to imprint them however he see fit. No free will, they're drones. They make the perfect soldier. Deadly. Fearless. Unquestioning loyalty.

CARTER: But this is too similar to what happened on Pangar to be a coincidence. How did Anubis find out about Egeria?

TEAL'C: Jonas Quinn. Anubis must have acquired this information when he scanned Jonas Quinn's mind.

DAD: If Anubis had any designs on creating a drone soldier that information would have been the final piece of the puzzle.

TEAL'C: This Queen must not be permitted to spawn again.

DAD: Teal'c's right.

CARTER: Okay. We take what time we have remaining and try to find out what else Anubis is up to. Then we detonate the C4 and get out of here.

They place C4 under the tank.

Scene: Honduras Jungle

BURKE: Should be just a couple of clicks now. How can you trust me?

O'NEILL: I don't.

BURKE: Think I asked you to come down here so I could shoot you too?

O'NEILL: Why would I think that?

BURKE: Forget I said anything.

O'NEILL: You've had plenty of opportunity before now.

BURKE: What's worse is that you think I'm just incompetent.

O'NEILL: For crying out loud Burke.

BURKE: So you're perfectly willing to go into a hot situation with me watching your back?

O'NEILL: I have no choice. And I was thinking of sending you in first, me watching your back.

BURKE: You don't want to know the truth? I mean, come on, you really don't want to know? Man, it wasn't my fault. I mean I didn't choose, I just reacted. It stinks, the whole damn thing stinks. You want to know what really happened, fine. I'll tell you. Woods was ghosting us, he sold out, he was no good. He was sending out a rogue transmission, he was giving our position away. Woods realised that I was on to him and turned his weapon on me. And I just, I just reacted.

O'NEILL: Why didn't you come forward with this?

BURKE: Come on man, you remember how close we were. The wives and the beers and the barbeques. I couldn't do that to Cindy. It comes out Woods was a traitor; she doesn't see a penny of that pension, a month away from his retirement. Woods wasn't gonna retire; he was setting himself up as a mercenary for that warlord. He made his choice, he's gone and that's all that matters

Scene: Hut

Daniel prises the plank off and they hear gunfire.

The dead man is alive and shooting his friends. Daniel and Lee escape and run.

JACKSON: That's not good.

RAPHAEL: Disparen ( Shoot)

They fire back and he falls. They all nudge one another to check if he's dead. They then go to check on Daniel and Lee, finding out they're gone.

RAPHAEL: No! No! you've let them escape. Vamos a matarlos. (Let's go kill them.)

They run to find them.

Scene: Tartarus

Sam, Teal'c and Jacob walk through the corridors.

CARTER: There must be a console that will let us access a log of recent activity. Even if it doesn't contain Anubis' long range plans we might be able to gather intel on the movement of his fleet.

DAD: Nothing but labs, corridors and storage in this direction. I think Anubis' quarters are this way.

Scene: Jungle

Burke offers Jack some chewing gum and they hear gunfire. Daniel and Lee are running through the jungle. Lee stumbles.

JACKSON: Bill, you gotta keep moving.

Jack tells Burke to circle around.

Lee falls over. Daniel helps him up and hides him behind a tree.

JACKSON: Stay down.

Daniel runs off. The kidnappers run past Lee.

Jack follows the gunfire.

Daniel runs into a tree as he is shot. The kidnappers fire at his feet and in the air.

Scene: Tartarus

Sam, Teal'c and Jacob reach Anubis' quarters. They look over the balcony. There are more than a few warriors.

ANUBIS: You are all my children. Cal warriors. You are the instruments of my conquest.

WARRIORS: Hail Anubis! Hail Anubis! Hail Anubis!

Scene: Jungle

Raphael drops his gun and asks for his machete.

RAPHAEL: I'm going to skin you alive.

Daniel turns to pick up a rock and there is more gunfire. He turns back and they are all dead. Jack runs up.

O'NEILL: How many more are there? Daniel?

JACKSON: That's it. You got them all. What are you doing here?

Scene: Tartarus

CARTER: There must be thousands of them.

Thoth comes in behind them with his hand raised.

THOTH: Fools!

Teal'c turns and zats him. He raises his hand again and Sam shoots him. Alarms go off.

DAD: C4.

CARTER: Bra'tac, we need that ride now.

BRA'TAC: I will be there momentarily.

Sam blows the C4. They run off. A super soldier sees them and runs after them.

Scene: Jungle

Jack is binding Daniel's leg.

O'NEILL: You be able to walk on this?


The dead man then fires his shot gun.

JACKSON: Telchak's device re-animates the dead just as ...

O'NEILL: Yeah whatever.

Jack pulls Daniel behind a tree then shoots the dead man. It doesn't stop him.

BURKE: Hey, get down.

Burke blows him into little pieces.

BURKE: What's with the guy from evil dead?

O'NEILL: um.

BURKE: Classified?

O'NEILL: Yeah.

BURKE: You guys are into some crazy crap man.

Scene: Tartarus

Jacob opens the exhaust port. They leave but an arm stops the door closing. They run to the cargo ship and close the door. There is a bang.

DAD: What was that?

CARTER: Can't be good. Just punch it.

They take off under fire.

BRA'TAC: Someone has opened the rear engine access hatch.

CARTER: We're mid flight.

The super soldier enters in the background. Sam fires at him but he bats her out of the way. He fires at Teal'c who dives for cover. Jacob runs behind him into the cargo hold and Bra'tac rings him down out of the ship.

BRA'TAC: Teal'c. Are you hurt?

TEAL'C: Indeed.

BRA'TAC: Where?

TEAL'C: My pride. An old man did what I could not.

DAD: Sam? Sam? No, don't move, just lie still. What hurts?

CARTER: Everything.

DAD: That's a good sign.

Scene: Jungle

BURKE: Perimeters clear. Just heard from air rescue, they got the guide.


BURKE: Yeah, he's gonna be okay, they'll be here soon.

O'NEILL: hey. Nice back up.

BURKE: Buddy, any time anywhere.

O'NEILL: You know, I think I should recommend that you be posted to a nicer place.

BURKE: A temperate zone, not too hot, not too cold. Fine looking women that put out like broken candy machines.

O'NEILL: Whatever. I'll see what I can do.

BURKE: Thanks buddy. Is that, that thing that made that guy do that thing?

JACKSON: Yeah, it's okay, it's off now.

O'NEILL: Good, that's good.

LEE: Yeah, at least we think it's off. It's not glowing any more so.

JACKSON: Glowing thing really gives it away so if it's not glowing any more it shouldn't be on any more.

LEE: Do you want to hold it?


Daniel hops one step away.

BURKE: It's crazy.

Scene: Gate Room

Sam, Teal'c, Jacob and Bra'tac step through the gate.

O'NEILL: So. Miss me?

CARTER: Of course Sir.

O'NEILL: Well it couldn't have been that bad. You're all still alive.

TEAL'C: As are you and Daniel Jackson.

CARTER: Daniel?

JACKSON: I'm fine. We got the device from Telchak.

DAD: Good. Hopefully we can engineer a weapon from it.

BRA'TAC: You must. Or we will be left helpless to combat these new warriors.

CARTER: We have some bad news Sir. Anubis has an entire army of these super soldiers. There are thousands of them. The best we were able to do was delay his ability to manufacture more.

HAMMOND: We'll debrief fully in one hour. Welcome home.

They all start to walk off. Jack stops Sam.

O'NEILL: Hey. So nice command.

CARTER: We did manage to make it out alive, Sir.

O'NEILL: There's that. Lunch?

They walk off.