Episode 108 - "Underground"

Transcript by Tara

SCENE: Conference room.

WEIR: and we’re heading for a food shortage…

MCKAY: I know it’s getting desperate *eating, holds up cup* almost out of coffee.

SHEPPARD: well…maybe you should stop drinking 11 cups a day…

MCKAY: I’m just making sure I get my fair share before it’s all gone…

FORD: sounds fair.

MCKAY: mmmm… *Teyla gives him a look*

SHEPPARD: I’m all for trade…but don’t you think we should find away to help defend ourselves.

FORD: How can a bunch of farmers do that?

WEIR: Well…maybe they can introduce us to people who can help…in the mean time let’s take care of the basics

SHEPPARD: Guess it’s always good to get to know your neighbors.

TEYLA: The Jenai Stargate is a short distance from their village…I suggest we walk…the puddle jumper may alarm them…as I have said they are very simple…

WEIR: Sounds like a mission. *gets up walks out*

Teyla looks at McKay who’s still eating and drinking.

Shot of Wormhole *GREEN*

SCENE: Planet. Gate disengages

SHEPPARD: Alright…where to Teyla?

TEYLA: We should allow them to come to us…

MCKAY: If you know where the village is…shouldn’t we…

TEYLA: They are a simple people and they trust me…that trust was hard earned.


MCKAY: What is it you said they grow here anyway?

TEYLA: Many things…but they are best known for a bean known as Tava

MCKAY: Putcha?


FORD: How do they even know we’re here anyway?

TEYLA: They already do. *a couple appears in the distance, they look like country farmers*

SHEPPARD: They look friendly enough.

TEYLA: The eldest one is called tirus. I have traded with him on many occasions.

TIRUS: Teyla Emmagan

TEYLA: *grins* Tirus…it has been many days…

TIRUS: too many

SORA: Teyla.

TEYLA: *Still grinning, beginning to think it’s a little forced* This is Major Sheppard, Dr McKay and Ltd Ford.

TIRUS: My daughter Sora.

SHEPPARD: You must be very proud. *Sora smiles.*

TIRUS: *not too happy* She’s betroved.

SHEPPARD: *gapes* I wasn’t hitting on your daughter…I was just a…

TEYLA: They have come to trade for a share of your crops.

SORA: Yet you bring weapons.

FORD: Only to defend ourselves.

TIRUS: You dress as they do of your own accord?

TEYLA: Of course…why?

SHEPPARD: He wants to know if you work with us…or for us.

TEYLA: ah…These are my friends. Tirus. I would not have brought them if I did not think them worthy to become yours.

TIRUS: We’ll take you to see Kalan. *looks at Sora*

SORA: Follow me.

Sora leads off the others following, Tirus takes the rear. McKay falls into step with Sheppard.

MCKAY: Maybe we should offer a sense of humor in trade…

SHEPPARD: Sure…they can have yours.

MCKAY: Ah hahaha oh please my side…you slay me

SHEPPARD: On second thought….

Tirus stays behind and moves are to face speaking into a sort of radio.

TIRUS: Bring in the Men all operations to silent mode. *he follows*


In a house, Teyla, Sheppard and McKay sit at the table, *look it’s Chief O’Brien*

KALAN: And these medicines are cold?

MCKAY: They are capable of stopping bacterial infections entirely.

SODA: It will help us through a harsh winter…

KALAN: mmmm…we will need more than you offer


FORD: I don’t think you understand how cool this medicine is…

KALAN: Well…leave if you wish.

SHEPPARD: Leave? *looks at Teyla* I thought she said the Jenai were fair traders.

TEYLA: We have always been able to achieve a……reasonable bargain…

KALAN: You ask for…much of our harvest. New crops will have to be planted in sufficient quantities to replenish our stores…or it is the Jenai who will starve. That amount of planting will require new land to be cleared. Clearing more land is slow, hard work and it will lose us an amount of growing time…between now…and the next harvest season.

SHEPPARD: Ok…but if clearing land was fast and easy?

Kalan and Tirus laugh

KALAN: You know a simple way…of uprooting the stump of a 300 year old tree…

SHEPPARD: As a matter of fact…I do.

SCENE: outside. Ford is setting claymores. Villagers have gathered

SHEPPARD: Cover your ears!

KALAN: I don’t understand. *Ford hurries over*

FORD: It’ll be quite loud.

SHEPPARD: Come on…you’re gonna wish you did. Ltd.

FORD: *grins like a little school boy, grabs remote* Fire in the hole! *everyone covers their ears. Pushes button and BOOM*

All stare in shock.

FORD: It’s called C4.

KALAN: If you can supply us with…sufficient quantity of C4. We will supply you with the crop you require…

SHEPPARD: So?...this instead of medicine.

KALAN: As well as the medicine…

SHEPPARD: Really?! *pulls off Sunglasses* That wasn’t impressive enough?

KALAN: It is you who are in need.

SHEPPARD: Well I’ll have to discuss this with my people. *puts back on sunglasses*

KALAN: I’m sure we can come to terms. Teyla! Thank you for bringing us these new trading partners. Please…stay as our guests. There will be a harvest ceremony later…

TEYLA: *villagers walk away* wonderful.


FORD: Sir?

SHEPPARD: We’re talking harvest ceremony *nods*

FORD: Sounds like fun sir.

SHEPPARD: I’ll be back soon. *heads off*

MCKAY: *Points* I should go back with the Major…

Ford and Teyla head off with Tirus and Sora.

SCENE: Atlantis Weirs office. Sheppard sitting. Weir shuts door.

WEIR: Explosives? This is a scientific expedition Major.

SHEPPARD: I know that…

WEIR: But you want us to become arms dealers…

SHEPPARD: Have you ever tried to clear a stump by hand?

WEIR: *Sits* yes…It’s a hobby.

SHEPPARD: They are taking a chance by giving us so much of their crop this year…

WEIR: Plus the medicines I already agreed to? *Sheppard nods* I think in the future Major…I should do the negotiating.

SHEPPARD: I did say I had to ask you first.

WEIR: Aha…to terms you already agreed to…

SHEPPARD: *nods* yes

WEIR: Do you see why I have a problem with this?

SHEPPARD: Do we need food or not? We are on the verge of rationing…and as much as I would like to devote every off world mission to the pursuit of *what he say?*

WEIR: I get your point…tell them we agree.

Sheppard gets up and leaves

SCENE: Back at the village.

KALAN: We give thanks to a plentiful harvest.

VILLAGERS: *All raise their glasses* we give thanks…

KALAN: May next season be as fruitful…and to our new friends. *walks over to ford.*

VILLAGERS: New friends.

They drink and ford nearly chokes.

FORD: Moonshine?! *they all laugh*

TEYLA: I thought you were man enough *all still laughing*

SCENE: McKay and Sheppard making their way back from the gate.

MCKAY: You have no idea which way to go do you??

SHEPPARD: just trying to get my bearings.

MCKAY: Translation. I’m lost. They were very clear which route to take

SHEPPARD: I prefer a straight line…

MCKAY: Yes of course…cause everything’s a Short cut in Sheppard’s world…*looking at his scanner* Ok…here it is again.


MCKAY: I’m picking up a strange reading from…*points* right over there

We see something peaking out beyond the trees.

SHEPPARD: …well…define strange…

MCKAY: You don’t know what strange means?

SHEPPARD: I know what strange means Rodney…

MCKAY: weird, freakish…odd—

SHEPPARD: I’m just trying to determine whether it’s worth getting off the route back to the village.

MCKAY: pretty accurate reading of the omnish world…your call. We’re lost anyway what difference does it make?

SHEPPARD: I am not…lost…Alright…lets check it out.

They head over to what seems like a hut. And go inside to find a type of barn, They move the hay and find

SHEPPARD: Now that is definitely strange.

MCKAY: Yeah and not that amish really…

SHEPPARD: no…not so much…

MCKAY: Wonder if they even know it’s here…

SHEPPARD: *touches it…* this hatch has been oiled recently…we have to check it out.

MCKAY: really?

SHEPPARD: Yeah of course we do…*moves forward, pulling it open McKay helping* Alright *climbs down hatch, reaches bottom takes out torch, McKay behind*

MCKAY: The constructions architecturally advanced. I don’t think the Jenai could’ve made this…

SHEPPARD: I’ll tell ford where we are...*Gets radio* Ltd Come in. *no answer* Ford?

MCKAY: This place is built like a bunker…*Pulls out his little machine* *says something like* must be a shield against the wraith…The reading stronger this way…

SHEPPARD: What kind of readings?

MCKAY: It’s a palm reading *so sarcastic*


MCKAY: Its neutron radiation…Its definitely a…a powerful energy source…

SHEPPARD: Ok…lets check it out. *moves forward*

MCKAY: I really think we should…*points up* we should get out of here…

SHEPPARD: *Opens a big metal door to reveal some sort of storage.* Yeah this is strange *two guards turn up behind them guns raised.*

SCENE: Village house.

A man comes out, whispers to Kalan who walks over to Teyla and Ford.

KALAN: You’ll excuse me I must go tend to a dispute.

TEYLA: Is everything alright Kalan?

KALAN: Oh I’ll return shortly.

Tirus and sora go with him.

SCENE: Some sort of interview room. McKay and Sheppard sitting at a table. Two guards watching them. All their equipment on the table.

MCKAY: Maybe they exist as two separate cultures…

SHEPPARD: Maybe…who cares…How long are you boys planning on keeping us here?

MCKAY: *raises his hands* You know if people could just learn to keep their secret underground hatches locked…

The doors behind them open and the two turn to look.

SHEPPARD: So much for two separate cultures.

Camera pans to reveal Kalan in the same uniform as the two guards.

KALAN: What am I going to do…

SCENE: Village house. Villagers are whispering and glancing at Ford and Teyla.

FORD: I’m getting a weird vibe all of a sudden.

TEYLA: I agree. I’ve never seen the Jenai behave this way.

They both look at each other and come to an unspoken agreement to leave. They get up

FORD: Listen…we’re just going to step outside and see if Major Sheppard and Dr McKay are back.

TIRUS: No one must leave. It is not safe.

SORA: There’s a wraith ship in the area.

FORD: Wraith?! Are you serious? *Tirus gives a slight nod. But looks kinda odd*

TEYLA: We need to warn our friends.

SORA: You’ll draw them to us. Everyone must stay in doors.

SCENE: Interrogation room. Kalan looking through their equipment picks up McKay’s palm thingy.

MCKAY: Oh…can we be careful with that…it’s just its rather fragile…and if it’s *Kalan throws it on the table, McKay looks a bit pissed.*

KALAN: We have a problem.

SHEPPARD: Then we have something in common *McKay rubs forehead*

KALAN: Normally you would have already been shot for discovering our secret.

SHEPPARD: In which case more of our people would show up with questions about our disappearance.

KALAN: We would simply tell them that the Wraith took you with no evidence to the contrary they would believe us.

SHEPPARD: You were saying.

KALAN: You have technology, knowledge new to us. This C4 of yours…

SHEPPARD: not for blowing up stumps.

KALAN: We have a more sophisticated application for it.

SHEPPARD: Look…what you people do with your C4 is none of our business. We just need food. *bit off silence* As far as your little secret down here goes…well err…*looks at McKay*

MCKAY: We say…"What giant underground bunker?".

KALAN: I want more than that *sits*…

SHEPPARD: Well maybe we can give you…more.

KALAN: You have weapons more powerful than your C4?

MCKAY: Oh are you kidding…weapons’r’us…we’re uh…

SHEPPARD: We might.

KALAN: What if I wanted more than weapons?

MCKAY: Oh uh…Did I mention that I know almost everything about almost everything *Sheppard gives him a look*

KALAN: For Teyla Emmagen to have joined with you…you must have something much more…

SHEPPARD: look…I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say we’re looking for allies against the wraith. How about you guys?

SCENE: Village house.

FORD: Listen we just wanna take a look outside.

Some guys come in from outside.

SORA: We can’t let you…it’s not safe.

TEYLA: We can take care of ourselves.

KALAN: *On radio* Tirus, please respond.

TIRUS: Receiving.

Teyla and ford stare shocked.

KALAN: *On radio* bring them.

TIRUS: Relinquish your weapons.

Half the villagers pull out weapons.

SORA: You will not be harmed.

FORD: You guys are full of surprises.

They allow themselves to be led away down underground.

SCENE: Interrogation room

FORD: You missed a hell of a harvest ceremony sir *he and Teyla sit*

SHEPPARD: I can imagine. *looks at Teyla* Oh Teyla.

TEYLA: I’m surprised as you are by all of this Major.

SHEPPARD: I don’t know I’m pretty surprised.

KALAN: Teyla and her people only know us as the simple farmers we have shown to outsiders. The secrecy of who and what we are is the only defense we have against the wraith. One day…all that will change.

MCKAY: Do you think you could do that with an atomic bomb. *all give him an odd look*

KALAN: Now its you who surprised me…

MCKAY: Oh radioactive readings, your fascination with C4…

SHEPPARD: You’re just mentioning this now?

MCKAY: It just came to me when he said one day all that would change. I assume you’re hoping our C4 will solve your super criticality problem.

KALAN: Will it?

MCKAY: It might. Depends on your designs *shot of Sora and Tirus also in uniform* there’s a host of other considerations.

SHEPPARD: You know how to make an A bomb?

MCKAY: Major most of my high school chess team could design an A bomb. The actual hard part is having sufficient fissional materials of appropriate grade.

KALAN: And we do.

SHEPPARD: *Looks up* You do?

KALAN: The Jenai were once a great confederation of planets. A millennia ago, the wraith had driven us to the brink of total annihilation. Our four fathers sought the protection of bunkers such as these, originally created for wars long forgotten and it was here, the small number of our people managed to survive undetected. Over the course of Many, many years. Generation after generation. We have made technological developments here in secret.

SHEPPARD: So the whole farmer thing is just a…front.

TEYLA: So the wraith do not suspect.

KALAN: More than that. We do have many mouths to feed below. I want to show you something. Come with me.

MCKAY: Oh that thing – so carelessly thrown on the table…can I…take that along?

Kalan picks it up, looks at it and throws it to him.

KALAN: Come. *they all get up and follow him. To guards* Stay as you are.

SCENE: Underground

KALAN: Down below our militias train as our scientists create weapons for them. With our atomic weapon we believe we finally have what we need to defeat the wraith once and for all.

MCKAY: You do realize that long term exposure to these levels of radiation is extremely dangerous.

KALAN: Our scientists tell me otherwise.

MCKAY: Well... they’re wrong

SHEPPARD: Are we in danger now?

MCKAY: Oh it would take days or weeks at these levels of radiation but I assume the Jenai spend days or weeks down here?

KALAN: Many of our people have spent their entire lives here.

MCKAY: Their entire short lives. But we’ll be fine…as long as you weren’t planning on having children.

SCENE: Some lab

MCKAY: Well…you’re on the right track. We’re about sixty years ahead of you. That is if you survive. This shielding is woefully inadequate. Uranium *walks up to Kalan* how much do you have?

KALAN: Much more.

MCKAY: But its no where near weapons grade.

KALAN: We have had problems in our purifying methods. The molecular structure of the unwanted material is very similar to that of the desired material.

MCKAY: Diffusion. You need to separate the 2-35 from the 2-38. When you remove the barrier between two substances the slight differences in their mass cause them to separate at different rates.

KALAN: You could do this?

MCKAY: Of course I ju---

SHEPPARD: I think the real question is… right now…are we allies…or are we still prisoners? *Kalan looks at him and then McKay*

SCENE: A meal underground

TIRUS: We keep thanks to our new friends

ALL: *Raise cups* Thanks *drink*

KALAN: Please eat *they sit*

MCKAY: *to ford* You don’t think there’s lemon in this? Do you? *ROFL!! Ah what a lovely scene that was REF: 48 hours*

FORD: I’m sure it’s delicious

MCKAY: Have you seen someone in anaphylactic shock?


KALAN: I hope that by sharing this meal we can make up in some small way for past offences.

SHEPPARD: I’m sure we’ll get along just fine…*both smile*

KALAN: What method…did your people use to initiate fission reaction in your prototype reactions?

MCKAY: *drinks* Well there’s two different approaches actually…umm…implosion and gun type bomb. Both are designed to suit a supercritical mass obviously.

SHEPPARD: Obviously.

MCKAY: Either way you go you need an amount of refined 2-35 roughly equivalent to the size of…err…my fist *makes a fist* or his fist actually *points at the guy next to him*

KALAN: Well…our dreams may soon be a reality. *He and Tirus grin* with your help…before the next culling we plan to vaporize the wraith as they sleep.

Teyla looks at Sheppard who turns to Kalan.

SHEPPARD: What exactly is your plan?

KALAN: We intend to take advantage of their overconfidence. That is their weakness.

SHEPPARD: Over confidence.

SORA: They hibernate (not at the moment darling) between cullings aboard their great ships…Sometimes for centuries at a time.

TIRUS: There are always wraith to watch over the sleepers but they’re small in number. Small enough to be overpowered. We intend to sneak aboard their ships with our new weapons.

TEYLA: That may no longer be possible.


TEYLA: Major?

SHEPPARD: You think we should listen to their whole plan before we start poking holes in it?

TEYLA: If we are to work together then they need to trust us…and we need to trust them. *gives Kalan a look*

KALAN: Please explain.

TEYLA: I and several of my people had been captured by the wraith…you must understand…it was a rescue mission to save us…I am only alive today thanks to them…*glances at her team round the table* as a result of that rescue…

TIRUS: You awakened the others.

SHEPPARD: They found out that there were more people where we came from.

SORA: Father they will all awaken

SHEPPARD: Look we took one of them prisoner--…

TIRUS: The next culling was suppose to be decades away

SHEPPARD: They said that they were in no hurry. They would take their time to come after us.

KALAN: We had hoped to test our first atomic weapon five years from now… Do we have that much time Sheppard? *Angry when Sheppard doesn’t answer* Do we?!


Kalan Slams hand down on the table and leaves *pissed* Sheppard goes after him…

SCENE: Corridor underground

KALAN: They may detect the radiation we have to shut down the reactors, survive this culling and somehow plan for the next.

SHEPPARD: You’re forgetting something…

KALAN: We can hide from them…

SHEPPARD: We’re both on the same side

KALAN: *Stops* Ha. Once we have extracted all the information we can from you…You will be left on the surface. You’ll be the first the wraith feed upon I promise you.

SHEPPARD: I’ve gone up against the wraith ships and I won.

KALAN: I’ve seen your weapons…

SHEPPARD: I’m talking about a ship…one that flies through space with weapons beyond anything you’ve ever seen. You really wanna turn down that kind of help?

KALAN: I think you’re trying to save yourself.

SHEPPARD: Well you’re damn right I am. I say we work together and maybe help save each other. We both want the same thing.

SCENE: Back at meal underground.

TIRUS: We started our experiments confident the wraith would not appear for many years. They will detect us the same way you did.

TEYLA: But if we work together—

SORA: Haven’t you done enough. *oooh Teyla does not like this girl*

MCKAY: We haven’t even started yet. I can get your program right back on schedule.


MCKAY: I built an Atomic bomb for my grade six science fair exhibit.

FORD: They let you do that in Canada?

MCKAY: It was only a working model, still I was questioned for six hours by the CIA who believed I was part of a secret pre-teen organization (and here he goes) actually that’s my per---*Sounds of doors, all look up as Kalan and Sheppard walk in*

KALAN: Major Sheppard has convinced me that we may yet prevail…

TIRUS: He has?

KALAN: If we work together

SCENE: Science lab.

KALAN: Many Generations ago…during a culling the Jenai were able to shoot down a Wraith dart. Although many lives were lost that day, the ability to resist even in some small way…gave the jenai the seeds of hope.

TIRUS: *Picks a piece of equipment up* This data storage device was recovered from the downed Wraith Dart.

MCKAY: It’s a flash memory jump drive.

TIRUS: It contains information about the hive ship that was deployed from.

KALAN: Tirus and his daughter have been able to successfully access that information *tirus sits at type of computer*.


TIRUS: Through this interface. *connects device*

MCKAY: Really?

TIRUS: We believe this…*points* is where a wraith ship still sleeps.

MCKAY: The wraith…tend to self destruct…Its hard to get a hold of something like this. You been able to access any other data?

TIRUS: With this interface device…we can access the Wraith ships data core.

SHEPPARD: So this is what your whole plan is based on?

MCKAY: Well how does getting access to a wraith ships computer help you?

TIRUS: With this interface device we can learn the location of all the wraiths ships…

SHEPPARD: So you know where to deliver your new bombs.

FORD: Makes sense.

SHEPPARD: Assuming of course The wraith ship we’re looking at is still there.

TIRUS: Well if the wraith are in no hurry to rally their forces as you claim. Then it will be.

SHEPPARD: This ship is no where near the Stargate. Approaching it undetected by foot is impossible.

KALAN: That is where your ship comes in Major Sheppard.

SHEPPARD: I was wondering when my ship would come in.

SCENE: Conference room

WEIR: *Pacing* No. How’s that for an answer?

SHEPPARD: It’s a pity. I’ll give you that

WEIR: I’m sure you’ve already agreed to this.

SHEPPARD: Only because we’ll get something out of it

FORD: We do need allies’ ma’am

WEIR: Allies? You just said these people were ready to string you up. How can you trust them?

SHEPPARD: Hey I don’t trust them as far as I can throw them. There’s a reason they insisted McKay and Teyla to stay there and it’s not just to help them with their bomb. But we have something they need and they have something we need and I thought that was what negotiating was all about.

WEIR: Ah well it is. Personally I stop short of offering nuclear weapons.

FORD: *Head down, childlike hehheehe* They were building them anyways.

WEIR: Oh well…if they’re building them anyway ltd why don’t you just say so. You realize I originally sent you out for food.

SHEPPARD: *To ford* Think we can still get that.

FORD: I don’t see why not.

SHEPPARD: Kinda passed it with the whole…atomic bomb thing.

WEIR: Alright bottom line…can you pull this off?

SHEPPARD: We’ll have to watch our backs but…I wouldn’t put my team at risk if I didn’t think so.

WEIR: *nods* ok…go…and then…maybe we’ll talk about making nuclear bombs. *walks out.*

SCENE: Lab Underground.

MCKAY: The spherical encasement draws the explosive forces inward, the resulting implosion creates…ah…extreme compression. Sub-critical mass becomes sup-critical.

KALAN: Ingenious.

MCKAY: I know… and can you believe I didn’t even win the science fair *I love McKay!!* *Kalan looks at him unsure* so…compressible altitude of available equipment and resources will be the real challenge.

KALAN: *nods, pats his shoulder* you’re Destin to become a hero among our people Dr McKay. *gets up*

MCKAY: Thank you.

KALAN: *Leaving* as long as Major Sheppard returns with the C4.

MCKAY: *mumbles* I’m a dead man.

SCENE: Walking through corridors.

SORA: We have surprised each other.

TEYLA: The Jenai are not the people I thought they were. *looks back at tirus*

SORA: Look at you…I would never have thought that you would leave your people.

TEYLA: No I do this for them. John Sheppard and his people have brought new hope to our stars Sora. They have the spirit of explorers and the hearts of warriors. They have accepted me.

SORA: *Unsure what exactly is said but…* Lucky you

TIRUS: How many harvest ceremonies did I make you endure? *sora laughs*

TEYLA: Never again I promise you. They enter the exit of the bunker.

TIRUS: You respected us for who we were…that gave us reason to trust you.

TEYLA: it saddens me that you could not trust me enough to share in your secret.

TIRUS: That is our way. *climbs stairs*

SORA: Our deception was and is a matter of our survival. It is a secret we are born into and will take to our graves.

TEYLA: Still…

SORA: Have we not always traded fairly with you? You should know…we have not dealt with others so graciously.

TEYLA: *small smile* Perhaps this new alliance will help to open your eyes. That we can only stand against the wraith if we do so together.

SORA: We’ll have to see if your friends will live up to their promises.

They look at each other before heading up to the surface.

SCENE: Surface. Sound of a ship

They look up just as the Jumper de-cloaks, landing.

TEYLA: Well do you see?

Sora and Tirus stare in shock.

SCENE: Underground all gearing up.

SHEPPARD: We have to get in there and out as fast as possible

KALAN: I’ve been studying these plans all my life.

SHEPPARD: Right…then we’ll follow your lead. Keep it covered in the breech and downward.

FORD: Exit plan?

SHEPPARD: Same as we came in…You stay with the Jumper.

FORD: Yes sir.

SORA: I should be going with you.

FORD: There’s a good chance we could end up in a fire fight

KALAN: Sora is a skilled fighter. Expert Marksman Ltd Ford. Still…she must stay here…carry on if we don’t come back.

They all head out, Sora watching them go. Tirus turns before he leaves giving her a smile and is gone.

KALAN: We need you to deliver the C4 you promised us major before we proceed.

SHEPPARD: We need the proper Intel first, no use in building a couple of nukes if you can’t put them to use.

KALAN: Those are your terms?

SHEPPARD: I’m sure you understand.

KALAN: I do. Seems we have no choice but to trust each other.

SCENE: On jumper.

KALAN: How many of these ships do you have?

SHEPPARD: Just the one (liar:P ) *Teyla avoids eye contact*

TEYLA: There *points*

KALAN: Have they awoken?

SHEPPARD: Don’t see any activity…same as last time. Alright here we go…Through the front door.

SCENE: On ground

SHEPPARD: Alright hold the fort.

FORD: Yes sir. Good luck.

SCENE: On wraith hive ship.

They scan corridors quietly, no sign of wraith. Until they come to a corridor with bodies, wrapped in like a cobweb of sorts.

MCKAY: Oh my god *bends*

TEYLA: These people were cocooned for a later feeding. Some of them may still be alive.

KALAN: We don’t have time for this.

SHEPPARD: They could be your people for all you know. Ok Teyla take care…we’ll meet you back at the ship. McKay you’re with me.

They start to move off

TIRUS: *passes Kalan something* I’ll stay with her. Go we’ll meet you back at the ship.

Shot of them walking down another corridor as Teyla and tirus look over the bodies.

SCENE: Another corridor.

KALAN: This is it but the ships plans I memorized did not include the details on how to operate this door.

SHEPPARD: Try to blow this door…its gonna make too much noise

MCKAY: So find another way…ok. *walks forward takes out palm thing pointing it at the door, scans beep………beep……beep-beep-beep* Can I have some light here…*Sheppard puts light as McKay cuts through.* beautiful.

SCENE: Teyla and tirus looking at bodies some are skeletons suddenly a hand crashes out.

WM: (Web man:P)Help me.

TEYLA: We’ll get you out. *tirus pulls her back*

WM: Help please

TEYLA: What are you doing?

TIRUS: we can save none of them.

TEYLA: What?

WM: Please help…

TEYLA: You would leave him here to die?

TIRUS: The wraith must not know we were ever here. *Teyla tries to push past him* I said no!

WM: Help please. I beg you

SCENE: At door.

SHEPPARD: McKay we don’t have---

MCKAY: Look I don’t even know if this is gonna ---*the doors open and shut* work *does it again doors opening completely* bingo

SHEPPARD: Alright…I’ll cover your six go.

Kalan walks in followed by McKay.

SCENE: With the bodies

TIRUS: If you free him they’ll know he was taken

TEYLA: You are not the man I thought you to be.

TIRUS: This ship is closest to our world, the Jenai will be the first to die for the awakening.

WM: Help me!

TIRUS: *Teyla tries to get past.* I said leave him

WM: No…

TIRUS: Be silent! *he shoots on WM, WM dies, Teyla stares shocked, as tirus turns back to her*

A wraith runs round shooting Tirus twice, Teyla fires on the wraith killing him. A shot of Sheppard.

TEYLA: (On radio) Major we have been discovered.

SHEPPARD: We got to get out of here.

Back to Teyla, another wraith comes, Teyla goes in the opposite directing. Back to Sheppard, McKay and Kalan run out. Kalan holding whatever Tirus gave him.

MCKAY: got it. *they head out*

*not sure if a bits been cut from D/L*

Teyla runs up to Ford, Sheppard and the others not far behind.

TEYLA: Hurry more are coming!

They all get into the jumper (which is still cloaked)

SCENE: On Jumper.

They all get in shutting the doors.

KALAN: Where’s tirus

TEYLA: He was struck by a wraith weapon.

KALAN: But he may have only been stunned.

TEYLA: By now the wraith will be upon him

Something hits the ship.

KALAN: Go. Go!

SHEPPARD: Alright alright…hang on.

The ship starts up, as Teyla glances at Kalan who sits, mourning his friend.

SCENE: Jenai planet surface, Sora walks up to jumper as they all get out.

SORA: Where is my father?

KALAN: He did not survive.

SORA: How? What happened?

KALAN: I think we should find out… *shouts* Take aim.

Soldiers come out aiming at the team, They’re surrounded.

SHEPPARD: Kalan…I thought we were just learning to get along.

KALAN: She killed Tirus.


KALAN: By leaving him to die you might just as well have killed him yourself.

TEYLA: He shot the man we were trying to save.

KALAN: It was a mistake to try and save anyone. It jeopardized the mission. We will keep this intelligence information…

SHEPPARD: You’re making a mistake.

KALAN: And your ship and whatever quantities of C4 you have in your possession.

TEYLA: That is all you ever intended. To use us.

KALAN: And for your efforts I will spare your lives.

MCKAY: Generous of you.

SHEPPARD: Guess the tava beans are off the table.

KALAN: Your weapons.

SHEPPARD: No I don’t think so.

KALAN: We have the advantage major.


TEYLA: This is what your father died for. In the name of those who would lie and steal from those they would call friends.

SHEPPARD: Well I lied to. Jumpers 2 and 3 execute.

Two ships decloak above them.

SHEPPARD: You didn’t really think we only had one ship did you? Tell your people to get back and nobody get hurt. *Kalan hesitates* Jumper two get ready to fire on my mark.

KALAN: wait! You promise to leave.

SHEPPARD: Well…that’s the plan. Guess we’ll have to go somewhere else to find our tava beans. But…I think its only fair we end up with something *takes data device*

KALAN: You do not want to make an enemy of the Jenai.

SHEPPARD: You know what. Same here *they back up into Jumper*

SCENE: Atlantis control room

WEIR: *Sheppard walks up* Major…I thought you might like to see this

PETER: A lot of the information we downloaded from the data storage device was encrypted so we’re still working on that

SHEPPARD: Yeah I didn’t think it would be easy.

PETER: But we were able to ascertain the existence of 21 wraith hive ships just in our quarter of the Pegasus galaxy alone


PETER: And there are indications of far more elsewhere in Pegasus.

SHEPPARD: How many more?

PETER: Well there’s no way of knowing for sure…perhaps sixty or more…

SHEPPARD: That’s a lot of ships

PETER: Some of them appear to be on the move already

SHEPPARD: Toward us?

PETER: That’s the part we’re still working on

WEIR: So even if we were to have helped the Jenai build nuclear war heads…

SHEPPARD: We only could of nuked a handful of them, instead of all of them simultaneously.

WEIR: Exactly

PETER: There’s far too many wraith ships for a coordinated attack.

WEIR: The Jenai plan never would have worked…with or without our help.

PETER: I’ll see what else I can find *leaves*

WEIR: Thank you Peter. *they start walking out to a balcony over looking the ocean* You might be happy to know Sgt Bates was able to broker us a small trade agreement for food while you were gone

SHEPPARD: Oh he did, did he?

WEIR: Yes he did. But it’s not a competition.

SHEPPARD: So who are these people?

WEIR: They’re traders. They call themselves menerians. I’m sorry you weren’t able to find the allies you were looking for John.

SHEPPARD: Well we gathered some valuable Intel. That’s something.

WEIR: Ha. Are you trying to convince me this is good news?

SHEPPARD: I’d much prefer know what we’re up against than not.

WEIR: Sixty ships or more. *watches him*

SHEPPARD: I just hope they don’t all come at once.