"THE LOST CITY II"
Robert C. Cooper & Brad Wright
SGC. In Danielís lab, Jack is working on a crossword puzzle
maybe the same one that he didnít do very well on during the
last episode? Daniel brings a book over to him and points at
something on a page.
Does this mean anything to you?
Could you at least look at it?
Daniel, I donít speak Ancient. Yet.
And when I do eventually you know
Iíll never understand it.
You have to try.
Look, last time things just popped into
Fron is head.
Now, you see, I have no idea what youíre
Well, maybe if you stopped working on
this stupid ...
Hey, hey, hey! (He tries to snatch it
back.) Iíd like to at least finish that
while I can. (Sam walks in.)
I thought you were supposed to be ...
Thirteen across, you wrote Ďtaonasí.
Yeah? So? Whatís it mean?
Well I donít know you tell me. Eight
down you wrote Ďproklarushí.
Whatís eight down?
Umm ... Ďlabelí. Thereís empty spaces
I think the answerís supposed to be
Ďidentificationí. Thirteen across is
Ďsphereí ... Jack, this is it!
Now, see, I assume we still speak the
same language ... mostly.
ĎSphereí planet. ĎLabelí name.
Following still you not!
Proklarush Taonas. I think you wrote
the name of the planet where weíll find
the lost city in the crossword.
... Bit of a jump.
Well, why else would you do that? (Sam
takes the puzzle from Daniel and looks
The clue for seven down is Ďcelestial
bodyí and he wrote ĎUma Thurmaní.
It has to mean something.
It does. (He snatches the puzzle back,
straightens it out, sighs, then looks
at it intently for a few moments while
Sam and Daniel watch anxiously.) Iím
hungry. (He gets up and walks out. Sam
and Daniel look at each other for a
moment, then sigh.)
SGC. COMMISSARY. Jack, Daniel and Sam are seated at a table.
ĎProklarush Taonasí. According to this
it means Ďlost in fireí. It was lost.
This has to be the planet where that
lost city is.
Well, even if it is, knowing the name
of the planet doesnít really help unless
we have a Gate address to get us there.
(Without warning, Jack reaches out and
rips Danielís SG-1 patch off his sleeve
and drops it onto the table. He picks
it up and turns it round, then drops
it onto the table again. He looks up
at Daniel, then across to Sam.)
Jack, whatíre you doing?
That is At?
You can stop ... that. And donít ask
me what it means I donít know.
I think I do. (He opens his notebook
and draws one of the Stargate symbols
, then shows it to Jack). Whatís this?
Shh. (Daniel and Sam glance at each
other, then back at Jack. He looks back
and forth between them.) Well?
You just told us to be quiet.
No when I look at this (pointing to
the drawing) I think ĎShhí.
ĎProklarush Taonasí. Six syllables.
What if each symbol on the Stargate
has a corresponding sound so that it
can be spoken aloud?
Like an alphabet.
Proklarush Taonas isnít just the name
of the planet. Itís also the Gate address.
SGC. CONTROL ROOM. Daniel is showing a page of his notebook to
Doctor Weir. He and Jack must have have worked out between them
which Gate symbols the six syllables refer to, because he has
drawn six symbols and is now drawing Earthís point of origin
ĎAtí is the Earth symbol our point
of origin. Proklarush Taonas At.
So this is the Gate address that could
lead us to the lost city.
It has to be.
Wait a minute. We dialled this same
address over two years ago but we couldnít
establish a wormhole. The Gate must
Lost in fire.
Well, what weíre looking for could still
be there. I could use the address to
calculate the planetís location in space
but weíll need a ship to get there.
But with Anubis on his way, Prometheus
is our last line of defence.
Maybe Tealíc has something by now.
Whereís Colonel OíNeill? (Daniel hesitates,
then answers reluctantly.)
SGC. STOREROOM. Jack is busily collecting all sorts of bits and
pieces. Sam, Daniel and Weir walk in.
The last time this happened he just
started doing things without knowing
Itís a good sign, though hopefully
it means weíre on the right track. (The
three of them follow Jack as he heads
off to another set of shelves to collect
a carton of something.)
I donít know, Carter! (He walks back
to the central pile and drops the carton
on it.) Grab a naqahdah generator, willya?
(He walks off again.)
CHULAK. A Jaffa is admitted into a tent. Inside sits Braítac
with Tealíc at his side. The Jaffa bows.
I am Ronan.
I knew your father.
It is an honour. (Braítac beckons him
closer. He walks a few steps into the
tent.) I have a ship at my disposal.
So we have heard.
Forgive me, but as brave as you are,
you cannot possibly hope to stop the
fleet of Anubis with just one ship.
I have seen the extent of his forces.
We only wish to use your ship to help
us find something much more powerful.
Something that we believe will defeat
Anubis once and for all.
If that is true, then I will join you.
(Braítac and Tealíc look at each other.)
That is my only condition. (Braítac
looks at him.) I am a fine pilot.
So we have heard. (He smiles and nods
SGC. GATEROOM. Dr Weir is walking around looking at several boxes
and crates scattered around in front of the ramp. Jack wheels
in another box while holding a case in his other hand. Sam and
Daniel are with him, also carrying cases.
Well, have you got everything you need?
I think thereís still a sink in the
Is that a joke?
Perhaps. A bad one.
Yes, very bad. But I sense hope for
Well, I hope for all of us that you
find what youíre looking for, Colonel.
Thank you. (He heads up the ramp. Sam
and Daniel share a look with each other
before following, and they are followed
by technicians carrying more some of
the equipment that Jack has selected.)
HYPERSPACE. RONANíS SCOUT SHIP. In the rear of the ship, Jack
and Daniel sit surrounded by crates and boxes. Daniel is writing
in his notebook while Jack just gazes at nothing. After a moment
Daniel looks across to Jack.
I would have done it, you know.
I mean, there has to be a way to reverse
the effects, once we have what we need.
(Jack nods, not convinced.) Weíll find
a way. (Sam walks in.)
Weíre coaxing everything we can out
of the engines, but weíre still two
days away. (She looks at Jack.) Howíre
you feeling, sir?
A bit cruvus. A little fron-ache. (He
looks up at Sam, who glances across
at Daniel, concerned.) We need to go
faster. (He gets up and walks out.)
SPACE. Two Goaíuld motherships and an alkesh make a close fly-past
of the Moon on their approach to Earth.
THE WHITE HOUSE. THE OVAL OFFICE. A National Security Advisor
escorts General John Jumper, Air Force Chief of Staff, into the
Oval Office. The President, General Maynard, Vice President Kinsey
and General Hammond are already seated in the room. Hammond stands
as General Jumper enters.
Mr President, a short time ago, our
space-based radar detected three Goaíuld
vessels emerging from hyperspace.
Looks like you were wrong, Bob.
Three Goaíuld ships is hardly the full
force of Anubisí fleet.
Sounds to me like Anubis wants to know
if SG-1 was successful in procuring
Ancient defence technology.
Not yet, but Anubis doesnít know that.
And heís most likely holding back his
main invasion fleet til he finds out
what weíve got.
Sir, Prometheus and our fleet of 302s
can give Ďem a run for their money.
If thatís all he throws at us, yes,
sir, I agree.
Letís do it!
However, Mr President, I agree with
your assessment of the situation. Anubisí
objective is to goad us into a precipitous
action which will show our hand. I believe
launching the Prometheus now will only
serve to demonstrate we lack the very
advanced weaponry Anubis is afraid of.
Remain at DEFCON 3 for the time being
but contact the governments of Russia,
Great Britain, France, China and Canada
and let Ďem know what we think weíre
in for. In the meantime, Iíd better
prepare a hell of a speech. Thank you.
SCOUT SHIP. Jack is making adjustments to crystals in the engine
core as Sam watches.
Give me your zat. (Sam hands over a
zat and Jack shoots the crystals. The
engine sound increases. Jack closes
the zat and hands it back to Sam.) There
Sir. I think you should know that General
Hammond authorised me to take command
of the team if I determined that you
Do it now.
Sir, I donít think thatís necessary
I trust you. Iíll make it easy for you.
I resign. Youíre in charge.
OK. ... Sir, at your house before Daniel
and Tealíc showed up, what I was gonna
say was ...
I know. (They look at each other for
a moment, then Jack slides the bank
of crystals back into position.)
ANUBISí MOTHERSHIP. Heríak enters Anubisí chamber, which is guarded
by two super-soldiers.
My Lord. (He bows.) The advance attack
reports that they have received no challenge.
Order them to begin the attack. If the
Tauri have weapons of the Ancients,
we shall see. (Heríak bows and leaves.)
SPACE. The scout ship exits hyperspace and goes into orbit around
a planet. Jack and Sam come to the front of the ship to join
Well, this doesnít look good. The surface
is almost completely covered by lava
How could there have ever been a civilisation
A star becomes a red giant like this
near the end of its life. A million
years ago this planet may have looked
very much like Earth.
So weíre a million years late?!
Thatís very late. (Daniel and Sam both
turn round and look at Jack.)
What? (Sam turns away again and looks
LATER. The ship is now flying over the planetís surface.
I have scanned the entire surface. (Sam
and Daniel turn to look at Jack again.)
What do you want me to say? I donít
even know why weíre here.
But you did pack the Hazmat suits for
us. My guess is you knew the condition
of the planet and you knew that we would
have to go down there.
Then you know more than I do.
No, sir, I donít. Sit down and take
a look. (Jack looks at her, frowning
a little.) Thatís an order. (Jack frowns
some more. Tealíc looks surprised, while
Sam looks embarrassed. Braítac leaves
his seat and Jack goes to sit down.
As he passes Sam he speaks warningly
Easy. (He sits down and pulls up a schematic
of the planetís surface and looks at
You looked at the screen and said ĎTaonasí.
If you say so.
You say so. (Sam spots something on
the screen and points.)
Thereís a small anomaly on the surface
here. Like a bubble.
Is it a cavern?
It looks like a perfectly-formed half-sphere
of molten rock.
Perhaps a forcefield meant to protect
the city was covered over.
Too small to have a whole city in there
and we arenít getting any energy readings
Perhaps the shield has since failed.
We should still check it out.
WHITE HOUSE. OVAL OFFICE. General Maynard is on the phone. He
lowers the phone to address Hayes.
Mr President, weíve managed to contact
the captain of the Spruance, a destroyer
in the Nimitz battle group. (He puts
the receiver down so that the captainís
voice comes over the speakerphone.)
I repeat, some sort of beam just came
out of the sky. There wasnít any warning,
but the entire carrier just went up
in one big fireball.
Captain, can you see the enemy?
Holy! Another cruiser just blew up.
Where the hellís the fire coming from?
All ahead, flank ... (The line goes
to static. Maynard snatches up the phone
and listens, then puts the phone down.
He looks at his watch.)
The engagement began less than five
minutes ago. And that was only one Goaíuld
LAVA PLANET. The scout ship flies low over the lava flows towards
the dome. Inside, SG-1 are finishing dressing in Hazmat gear.
Here. The crust may be thin enough for
the rings to penetrate. (to SG-1) Stand
by. (SG-1 put their Hazmat hoods on.)
DOME INTERIOR. The transporter rings punch through the lava crust
and descend to the floor. SG-1 transport down.
SCOUT SHIP. RONAN
Can you still hear us?
Indeed. Loudly and clearly.
We will move a safe distance and return
on your signal.
DOME INTERIOR. SG-1 move through the cavern. The area is unlit
and full of smoke or steam and the teamís torches barely penetrate
the gloom. There are tall stalagmites everywhere.
The radiation levelís pretty high.
I believe Ronan was correct. It seems
a shield once protected this structure.
Itís possible the rings compromised
the domeís integrity. We shouldnít stay
Too bad otherwise itís very pleasant(!)
(Jack moves slowly but fairly purposefully
towards a large cavern which through
the gloom seems to have an object in
the middle and columns around the walls.)
Architecture definitely indicates this
was built by the Ancients.
This facility does not appear operational.
(Jack walks to the object in the middle
of the cavern. Thereís a stone chair,
a little like a throne, on a low dais.)
I donít know about you guys but right
now Iím kinda hopiní that this isnít
the lost city. (She notices Jack standing
by the chair and looking at it.) Sir,
be careful. (Jack sits in the chair,
which lights up.)
Jack, you sure you know what youíre
doiní? (Jack puts his hands on two pads
on the ends of the arms of the chair.
A forcefield rises up around the cavern
and air can be heard hissing into the
cavern. Without hesitation, Jack takes
his Hazmat hood off. Sam consults her
The atmosphere is safe. (Jack, who has
taken his left glove off, touches the
left-hand pad and the chair half reclines.
Meanwhile, the rest of SG-1 remove their
hoods. Jack operates the pad again,
using minute movements of his fingers,
and a three-dimensional hologrammatic
map of space appears above him.)
Itís a map of the galaxy.
Looks like every planet the Ancients
ever colonised is indicated here. (He
points.) This is where we are Proklarush.
(The image changes to a single sun and
Thatís our solar system. (The image
homes in on the third planet). Earth!
That does not appear to be Earth.
Thatís because it doesnít take into
consideration thirty million years of
Sir, why are you showing us this? (Jack
gazes up at the image.)
Terraís Earth. Atlantis ...
The lost city of Atlantis?!
Are you say the lost city of the Ancients
is here? (pointing at the image of Earth)
Under the ice. The city weíve been looking
for is under the ice of Antarctica.
Itís been on Earth the whole time? (Jack
looks at her but says nothing.)
Jack, we were just there!
So we came all this way just to find
out that we have to go all the way back.
No! (He manipulates the pad again. The
hologramatic image disappears and the
chair straightens up. He puts his Hazmat
hood back on. The others quickly follow
suit. Jack goes to the edge of the dais
and kneels down. He waves his hand over
part of it and a glowing device raises
up. He pulls it free and hands it to
A power source. (The team start to leave
the cavern as ominous rumblings begin.)
Braítac, weíre on our way. We know the
location of the lost city. Itís on Earth.
SCOUT SHIP. BRAíTAC
Understood, Major Carter. (He leaves
his seat and addresses Ronan.) Pilot
the vessel. I will see to the transport
rings. (As he walks close to Ronan,
Ronan grabs him, pushes him against
the wall and then stabs in the stomach.
Braítac gasps in pain and looks down
at the knife sticking in him.) I am
You are the betrayer of your one true
god, Anubis. (He pulls out the knife.
Braítac falls to his knees, gasping.)
You should have struck for my heart,
You will die more slowly this way.
You are mistaken. I no longer carry
a symbiote. (He kicks Ronanís feet from
under him, surges to his feet and he
and Ronan fight.)
In the dome, SG-1 race back towards the transporter site. More
ominous rumblings are heard.
I donít think the domeís gonna hold.
On the scout ship, Braítac and Ronan continue to fight.
You are weak, old man.
IN THE DOME
Braítac, whatís happening up there?
(Rocks start to fall from the ceiling,
some hitting one of the team (Daniel?
Itís hard to tell with the Hazmat suits
on.) The others help him up.)
In the scout ship, Braítac finds a final surge of strength and
kicks the knife out of Ronanís hand. He grabs it and pins Ronan
against the wall.
You may be younger, but not the wiser.
(He stabs him. They both fall to the
The ship arrives over the transport site.
IN THE DOME
Braítac, the dome is collapsing.
With his last strength, Braítac slumps against the wall by the
transporter panel and punches the sequence of buttons. As the
rings activate and SG-1 transport up, Braítac collapses to the
Secure the ship. (Sam rushes to check
on Ronan. Tealíc kneels down by Braítac,
who has a serious wound in his stomach.)
Ronan was an agent of Anubis.
Save your strength, old friend.
You know that I am stubborn, Tealíc,
but this battle I fear I cannot win.
(Slowly, as if heís not sure what heís
doing, Jack walks over to Braítac and
kneels down by him. He reaches out his
hand, puts it over Braítacís wound,
then bows his head, closes his eyes
and concentrates. Braítac winces in
pain, then opens his eyes in amazement.)
The pain ... is fading. (Jack starts
to slowly topple over to the side.)
Jack ... (He rushes to catch his head
before it hits the floor but Jack recovers
slightly and sits back up.) (Tealíc
helps Braítac to sit up. Braítac stares
Once more I am in your debt.
OíNeill possesses the healing power
of the Ancients.
I guess your conditionís a little more
advanced than last time. (Jack stares
at him, clearly not sure whatís going
Tealíc, set a course for Earth. (Tealíc
gets up to go to the front of the ship.
Jack looks at Braítac and nods.)
THE WHITE HOUSE. THE OVAL OFFICE.
Our FA-22s and ABLs are all in the air,
but so far thereís been nothing to intercept.
Since the battle group was destroyed,
the Goaíuld havenít fired a shot.
Why not a city or two, just to prove
his point? (The lights flicker and dim,
and then Anubis appears, standing in
front of the desk. Everyone scrambles
out of their seats to get out of his
way. Security men burst in and fire
at Anubis, but the bullets pass straight
Hold your fire! Itís a hologram.
I am Anubis. (President Hayes walks
Youíve got to be kidding!
You are the leader of this world.
Henry Hayes, President of the United
States of America, one nation among
No more. Bow before your god.
I donít think so! However, I am willing
to discuss your surrender.
If you possessed weapons matching mine,
you would have used them.
Donít let the suit fool you, fella.
Weíre gonna fight you.
You bring destruction upon yourselves.
Never going to happen. (Anubisí hologram
disappears. The lights come back on.
Hayes turns round to the others.)
Above Earth, the rest of Anubisí fleet arrives from hyperspace.
There are a LOT of ships, including one which is a whole lot
bigger than the motherships.
THE WHITE HOUSE. THE OVAL OFFICE. General Jumper is on the phone.
OK. (He lowers the phone.) Sir, thirty-plus
ships just appeared in orbit, taking
station around the planet. (The President
loosens his tie, then sits down on the
back of a chair, looking a bit fed up.
Jumper gets back to his phone call.)
I guess he didnít buy it.
Mr President, itís time to go to the
Alpha site. You can stay in contact
and send any ...
Bob, go ahead.
Mr President ...
No no, go ahead. Iím, uh, Iím staying.
(Kinsey looks at him, then turns and
leaves hastily. Maynard, Hammond and
the Security Advisor look at the President.)
Youíre all welcome to join him. (Maynard
looks round at the other two then turns
back to the President.)
I think you know weíre staying here
with you, sir. (Hayes nods, then looks
God knows, George, you deserve the right
No, sir, I think Iíll stay as well.
Good. Well, if youíll accept it, Iíve
got another job for you.
HYPERSPACE. The scout ship is racing back towards Earth. In the
ring room, Jack is kneeling down in the ring system and MacGuyvering
together something. Tealíc approaches him.
Are you preparing a weapon for battle,
OíNeill? (Jack ignores him, continuing
his work.) Sensors have detected an
armada of Goaíuld ships in orbit around
Earth. (Jack still ignores him. Tealíc
continues more quietly, concerned.)
Can you understand anything that I am
saying, OíNeill? (He squats down beside
Jack.) OíNeill, I wish for you to know
... (Jack reaches out and puts his hand
on Tealícís cheek. He stares at him
for a moment, then moves his hand to
Tealícís shoulder. Tealíc bows his head.
Jack removes his hand and carries on
with his work.)
THE WHITE HOUSE. THE OVAL OFFICE.
Mr President, in the last two hours
the enemy has focussed on systematically
taking out power grids and broadcast
terminals around the globe. They seem
to want to disable our communications.
So much for my speech.
Weíre doing our best to get the word
out to the public to remain calm.
For the moment weíre sticking with a
Thatíll only hold up as long as those
ships stay out of range. Go to DEFCON
1. (He turns to Jumper.) John, launch
SGC. In the Gateroom, Kinsey stands with Doctor Weir, completing
some last paperwork as the Gate dials.
Well I thought you were a lot of things
a coward wasnít one of them.
Iím a pragmatist, Doctor. Besides, someone
has to ensure the survival of the human
race and the American way of life. (He
finishes writing and turns to Weir.)
By the way, if you survive, youíre through.
(At that moment the lights go out and
the Gate stops dialling. Kinsey stares
up at the Control Room.)
What the hellís going on?
Weíve lost main power.
Manual iris control close it now. (The
SF rushes to the panel on the Gateroom
wall and activates it. The iris closes.)
What the hell do you think youíre doing?
(He turns to the Control Room.) Open
that iris and dial the Alpha site. (The
Gate starts dialling in.)
Unauthorised offworld activation. (The
Gate activates and an enormous explosion
happens behind the iris. The Gateroom
That was a nuke or worse.
Anubis has dialled in. (to Kinsey) Youíre
not going anywhere. (She starts to leave
the Gateroom but Kinsey grabs her arm.)
You get me out of here, you hear me?
Just received an encoded message from
Itís not coming through the Gate.
I donít give a damn!
Well I do! (She runs out of the Gateroom.)
THE WHITE HOUSE. THE OVAL OFFICE. The President is on the phone
SGC. WEIRíS OFFICE (the scene jumps back and forth between the
Mr President, Prometheus canít win against
an entire Goaíuld fleet but it could
buy SG-1 enough time to complete their
Mr President, that is downright insane.
I am relieving Doctor Weir and taking
command of this ...
Sir, from what Iíve looked at ...
Will you shut the hell up?!
Iím sorry, sir.
Not you, Doctor.
Consider your resignation accepted,
You canít do that!
Oh please, I got enough on you to have
This is the biggest mistake you will
But I think Iíll stick with my original
thought, which is shut the hell up!
I promise you will only live to regret
this! (Hayes hears Weirís office door
slam. Kinsey has left the building.)
Go ahead, Doctor Weir.
I believe, sir, sending Prometheus to
cover SG-1 is our best hope.
PROMETHEUS. BRIDGE. General Hammond, accompanied by Sergeant
Davis, arrives on the bridge. Major Gant is in her usual place
but thereís a new colonel in the big chair. He stands and vacates
the chair as Hammond enters.
Colonel Kirkland, we have our orders.
Letís get this bird in the air.
Set inertial compensators and shields
at maximum. Initiate launch sequence.
(Gant complies. Above Prometheus, which
is at its base in Nevada, the bay doors
begin to open.)
HYPERSPACE. The scout ship continues on its way towards Earth.
Jackís modifying the matter stream transmitter
on the rings. I think weíre gonna use
it to bore a hole through the ice.
We must first defeat the forces of Anubis.
Yeah, howíre we gonna do that?
You must exit hyperspace as close to
the Earthís atmosphere as possible.
So we can appear on the other side of
There will not be much time to decelerate.
Of that I am aware, old friend.
EARTH. The scout ship comes out of hyperspace and plunges into
the atmosphere. Itís a bumpy ride. In the ring room, Jack and
Sam are sitting on the floor as Jack continues to do whatever
heís doing. Theyíre jolted around but Jack recovers his balance
and carries on working. The scout ship plunges straight towards
Tealíc? Tealíc, youíre gonna pull up,
I am attempting to do so. (The ship
continues to fly straight towards large
outcrops of ice but Tealíc manages to
level it out just before it hits.)
It has to be near the coordinates where
we found the second Stargate. (Jack
runs out from the ring room and goes
to the front. He puts his hand on Tealícís
shoulder. Understanding, Tealíc vacates
the pilotís seat and Jack sits down
and starts to fly the ship.)
My Lord. A scout ship has exited hyperspace
and is heading for the planetís southern
ANTARCTICA. The scout ship flies low over the ice and arrives
over where Jack wants it to be. A round hole opens in the bottom
of the ship but instead of the transporter rings coming from
it, a beam of light shoots down onto the surface and starts to
burn a hole down into the ice.
Sir, how long is this gonna take? (Without
replying, Jack gets out of the pilotís
seat and heads to the rear of the ship
again. Braítac takes the pilotís seat.)
Anubis cannot have missed our arrival.
You are correct. Alkesh and gliders
approach. Many. (In the distance behind
the scout ship, a large squadron of
ships can be seen.) They will be in
firing range in thirty seconds. (The
squadron gets closer.) More ships approaching
from the opposite direction.
Sir, weíre about to get our a...
They are not Goaíuld. (Sam runs to the
window and looks out. As the Goaíuld
squadron approaches, it comes under
fire from the ships approaching from
the front a huge squadron of F-302s
which swoops in and engages the Goaíuld
ships. Behind them comes Prometheus
which heads for the scout ship.) (On
Defend that scout ship at all costs.
SG-1, this is Hammond, do you read?
Yes sir, itís good to see you. (to Daniel
and Tealíc) Letís go. (The three of
them head to the ring room.)
Prometheus, now hovering protectively over the top of the scout
ship, comes under fire from an alkesh. Blasts explode over its
surface but its shields hold and it returns fire.
SCOUT SHIP. In the ring room, Jack is finishing whatever heís
been doing with the rings while the other three gear up.
Colonel, how are we gonna get down there?
Makes sense. The Ancients built the
Stargates there must be a set of rings
down there somewhere.
The transmission beam just couldnít
penetrate a mile of ice. (Jack switches
on the naqahdah generator which he has
plugged into the ring system and starts
to clear the debris from his work off
Weíre taking damage to the outer hull.
All the remaining F-302s have expended
We canít take them back aboard. Theyíll
have to divert to McMurdo.
We need to break off and recharge the
Hold your position.
SCOUT SHIP. Jack finishes clearing the rings and joins the other
three inside the circle.
Good luck. (He activates the rings.)
UNDER THE ICE. SG-1 ring into a cavern that looks similar to
the one they found on the lava planet.
The scout ships flies away from underneath Prometheus.
We are in range, my lord.
PROMETHEUS. The ship comes under fire from the mothership.
Shields are failing.
Scout ship has cleared the hull.
Set a course for Anubisí mothership.
(to Kirkland) Move us out of here.
Bringing main engines on line. Emergency
thrust. (Prometheus heads up into the
sky, straight towards the rain of fire
thatís coming down on it.)
Tauri vessel is abandoning its position.
This looks vaguely familiar. (Jack walks
towards something that looks like an
upright capsule. He puts his hands on
both sides of it.)
Sleep. (Thereís a familiar electronic
sound nearby. Jack leaves the capsule
and walks towards the sound. The others
follow, and aim their weapons as they
see Anubis standing in front of a similar
throne-like chair to the one that was
on the lava planet.)
You are too late. The power of the Ancients
is mine. (Casually, with no fear, Jack
strolls over to Anubis and stands a
few inches in front of him. He stares
into his cowl for a moment, then raises
his hand and pushes it at Anubis and
straight through his hologram.)
Fools. (His hologram disappears.)
Itís a hologram. (Jack walks to the
dais and kneels at the same place as
he knelt in the other cavern. He waves
his hand over the same spot as before
and a burnt-out power core raises up.
Sam takes out the core that they took
from the lava planet and hands it to
him.) (Behind them, the ring transporters
activate and two super-soldiers ring
in and open fire. Sam, Daniel and Tealíc
adjust their weapons to fire the new
Telchak beams that Sam and Jacob developed
in ďDeath KnellĒ and return fire.) (Jack
puts the power core in place and presses
it down. The dais lights up.)
The human attack vessel approaches.
Destroy it. (The mothership fires repeatedly
at Prometheus as she flies towards it.
Prometheusí shields continue to hold.)
ANCIENT CAVERN. SG-1 continue to fire at the two super-soldiers;
one of them goes down. Ignoring the battle, Jack walks to the
chair in the centre of the dais and sits down just as the rings
activate and another two super-soldiers ring in. Jack puts his
hands on the arms of the chair and the chair reclines.
Sir, whatever youíre gonna do ...! (She,
Daniel and Tealíc continue firing at
Shields are down. Weapons are expended.
The next hitís gonna take us out.
Hold your course. Brace for collision.
If we go, they go.
ANCIENT CAVERN. Two of the super-soldiers go down under the onslaught
from SG-1. Jack lies in the chair with his eyes closed. Then,
not far from the rings, a hole opens up in the floor. The remaining
super-soldier hesitates. Sam, Daniel and Tealíc look round at
Jack. Out of the cavern floor comes what almost looks like a
horde of glowing bugs, or it might be globs of energy. The energy
gets stronger and becomes a large column of glowing light. Part
of it flows towards the super-soldier, which goes down under
the blast. The rest of the column surges up through the ice and
out into the sky. Bits of it break off to blow up any remaining
Goaíuld ships but the bulk of it heads straight up into the sky.
On the scout ship nearby, Braítac stands and stares in amazement
at the column of light pouring up into the sky. He smiles delightedly.
In the cavern, Sam gets up and walks nearer to Jack. She and
Tealíc look in concern as Jack continues to lie with his eyes
closed, concentrating. Above the Earth, the beam continues to
head towards Anubisí ship. Prometheus is in the way but the beam
diverts harmlessly around it and reaches the mothership. The
beam seems to almost wrap itself around the ship, burning its
way into various parts of the ship.
Weapons fire coming from the surface,
Break off course. Get us clear. (Prometheus
moves away as the energy continues to
burn its way into and around the mothership.)
ANCIENT CAVERN. Jack finally opens his eyes but is still deep
Our shields are of no use! (Out of the
window, one of the motherships and surrounding
alkesh are also being swarmed over by
the beam. They explode. Anubis roars
and holds his hand uselessly in front
of his face as the beam attacking his
ship penetrates the chamber. The ship
PROMETHEUS. The bridge crew shield their eyes as the mothership
What the hell was that?
That was SG-1!
SGC. CONTROL ROOM. Weir and various techs and SFs are listening
to an audio report.
Thousands of bright yellow ... I donít
know ... theyíre coming from the surface
... I donít know what they are. Theyíre
cutting the enemy fleet to shreds! (In
the Oval Office, President Hayes is
hearing the same report.)
My God, itís beautiful!
ANCIENT CAVERN. Jack closes his eyes and his head rolls to the
side. The lights on the chair go out.
Sir? (She goes over to Jack and straightens
his head to feel his pulse.) Sir. (to
the others) His pulse is erratic. (to
Jack) Donít you dare leave us now. We
won. (Jack part-opens his eyes and moves
his head weakly. Sam takes hold of his
Sir, I have the President for you.
Patch him through. (The Presidentís
image appears on the viewscreens.) Mr
President, Iím confirming that the enemyís
been defeated. The threat is eliminated.
Congratulations, George. I donít know
how weíre ever going to be able to thank
ANCIENT CAVERN. Jack gazes weakly at Sam as she leans over him.
Dolmata. Sam looks round at Daniel.
That thing. (He looks round at Tealíc,
who approaches the chair and lifts Jack
out of it. He carries him to the capsule
and stands him inside. Lights come on
inside the capsule. Tealíc stands back.)
Aveo ... amacus. (Sam and Tealíc look
Goodbye. (A shield comes up from the
floor of the capsule and wraps itself
around Jack, putting him into stasis.
The rest of SG-1 watch helplessly. The
lights in the capsule go out.)
We canít just leave him like this. I
mean, there has to be a way to reverse
the process. The answer has to be here
somewhere. (Daniel shakes his head.)
I donít think this is it, Sam.
What do you mean?
The domeís too small. Itís like Taonas.
Itís obviously not a city, itís just
an outpost of some kind.
This isnít Atlantis?
I donít think so. TEALíC: If this is
not the lost city, then where is it?
(Daniel has no answer. Sam walks to
the stasis chamber and puts her hand
against the shield. Jack stares back sightlessly.)