Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007): Season 1, Episode 14 - Singularity - full transcript

SG-1 rescues a small girl who turns out to have had an inoperable Naquadah bomb put in her by Nirrti to destroy the SGC. Ultimately the girl is given to the care of Janet Fraiser, the SGC ...

Looks deserted.

O'Neill. I have been here before.

- What? You have?
- Yes. This world is called Cartago.

What can you tell us about it?

The Goa'uld visit here regularly.

It is one of their favorite places to
harvest hosts for Goa'uld absorption.

You know, I wish you
wouldn't say "harvest".

We're talking about human
beings, not brussel sprouts.

That is how the Goa'uld perceive it.

So the locals aren't
used to friendly visitors.

Well, that would answer why
no welcome mat, I suppose, huh?

Colonel, this is weird.

I mean all the food here is fresh.
There's even something cooking on that fire.

But there's no one around.

Well, keep your heads up.

It hasn't been deserted long.

- Colonel?
- Hold your fire.

- They probably think we're Goa'ulds.
- Daniel? Think you could find...

a language that would communicate...

to these people that we're human like
they are, and that we're friendly.

Why should I believe you?

- That is a weapon.
- So is that.

- Tell you what.
- I'll go first.

- Jaffa!
- Hold it!

Jaffa yes, but he's good guy.

You don't know him. He's peaceful.

Tell him you're peaceful, Teal'c.

- It is true.
- He lies! I know him.

- How?
- This Jaffa killed my father.

Teal'c, you ever seen this kid before?

- I have not.
- He's a coward. He lies.

Hanno! The mandates.

He is not Byrsa. The
mandates do not apply.

And what if you are mistaken?
I do not recognize this Jaffa.

He is the one. He killed my father!

If you are right, he will
be put through Cor- ai.

But we do not take revenge like this,
or we are no better than the Jaffa.

Cor- ai will sustain my belief.

- Cor- ai?
- But first you meet the elders. Come!

I always wanted to meet the elders.

That's interesting.

I wonder if everyone's coming
from some religious event?

What does it always have to
be a religious thing with you?

Maybe they're coming from a swap meet.

When the gods come
through the Circ Kakona,...

we scatter in many
directions to hide from those

who would hurt us.

They are overdue to visit us again.

Circ - that's a Latin derivation.
Circova Kakona - that's Greek.

That's weird. Two root
languages in one culture.

What does it mean?

Circ Kakona - circle of woes.

- Their name for the Stargate?
- I don't like this.

You may approach.

- You are the leader, yes?
- Yes.

- You may go.
- Just like that?

Wait - we'd like to say a little
while and learn from you.

Possibly you can learn from us. I mean,
you seem to need help avoiding the Goa'ulds.

You may go. Now.

Daniel? It's important,
that we respect our elders.

- Teal'c, dial it up.
- Not him.

- Excuse me?
- For him there will be Cor- ai.

All right, let me bottom line it for you, okay?
You can't have that man.

- He's not a man. He's Jaffa.
- He's already told you he doesn't know who you are.

- You say you don't remember me?
- I do not.

Then do you remember this?

- Do it!
- Father!

Father! No!

You remember me now, do you not?

- Don't say anything, Teal'c.
- But I must.

That's an order.
Don't say anything.

He does not need to say anything.
Take him in custody.

- Hold it!
- Jack, that is not the way to handle this.

I don't suppose we could
get him out on bail?

He is guilty. He must
pay for what he has done.

And you've already decided this.


Hey. At least untie his hands. Come on.

Tomorrow we will have the Cor- ai.

You are welcome to stay.

Gee, thanks.

All right, when they come back,
Daniel, you draw'em in.

Carter and I will take
right and left flanks.

Ooh, wait a minute.
Are you talking break out?

Uh, yeah.

We're gonna grab Teal'c and head
straight for the Stargate.

It'd be nice if we could
do it without bloodshed.

Excuse me?

- Do not attempt your plan.
I will not go.

You know that's a really odd sound.

I thought you just said
you wouldn't go?

- That is correct.
- Why?

Because to go would
disrespect the Byrsa.

- Disrespect?
- Teal'c is right. We should show some respect.

Did anyone else hear that kid say
that Teal'c was guilty already?

- For all we know, they wanna kill him.
- Wait, who said anything about killing?

I mean all they said was they want
to put him through Cor- ai.

Now near as I can figure,
that is like a simple trial.

Now see, it's that near as I can figure
part that's got me a little worried.

What if their idea of a simple
trial is a simple beheading?

I will not run.


- Excuse me, what are you doing?
- I am the Jaffa's voice for the Cor- ai.

Well, I think his voice is just fine.

I think she means kind of
like his defense attorney.

I have been chosen.
Uh, I must witness his pecca- ve.

- What's a pecca- ve?
- There's a Latin word that's similar.

It basically means, I have sinned.

She wants his confession?

Has it occurred to anyone
that he might not be guilty?

If he were not guilty,
there would be no Cor- ai.

Innocent until proven
guilty. Heard of it?

Actually, throughout history
the idea's pretty rare.

Most cultures usually assume
things the other way around.

I'm just...saying.

I must hear the Jaffa's pecca- ve.

Well, you're outta luck, 'cause you're
not gonna get him to pecca- anything.

Then who will be his voice?

That would be me.

Uh, you?

- You will be his voice for the Cor- ai?
- Yep.

As you wish. I will tell the elders.

You sure you're up to this?

Why? You don't think I am?

Well, it's just that I've never actually
heard you referred to as a diplomat.

I think, um, antagonist
was the word used.

But I'm his commanding officer.
It comes with the territory.

Wouldn't Daniel be better at it, I mean,
being a linguist and a cultural expert.


All right, we'll all do it.
How's that?

That's fine.

Co, co- counsels. Works for me.

I am sorry.

You are sorry?

When I first saw you, I let my anger
control me, and I threatened your life.

This is counter to Byrsa mandates,...

and by doing it I shamed
myself and my whole clan.

- I ask your forgiveness.
- You have it.

This is startin' off better
than I thought it would.

Jaffa, you killed my father.

For this crime the punishment is death.

- I will now lead the Cor- ai.
- Objection!

That's something we say
back on earth when...

Never mind. You can't be
the judge. That's not fair.


Yeah, the guy who controls the proceedings,
decides what happens here.

- Why is it not fair?
- Because you're the son of the victim.


- Well, the judge has to be impartial.
- What does that mean?

Uh, impartiality would require someone
who hasn't already formed an opinion...

about Teal'c's guilt or innocence.

How could there be such a person?
Anyone who has a mind has an opinion.

Your honors, I respectfully request...

that someone else be
in control of this...

- What is it?
- Cor- ai.

Cor- ai.

Only the person who has suffered...

understands the pain
which has been inflicted.

Who else can fairly say
what the punishment must be?

Well, you could for one.

Hanno will continue.


It's actually rather Talmudic -
only he who is wronged can forgive.

Will you can it?

- You remember me?
- I do.

Then you are the one who
killed my father, are you not?

Don't answer that Teal'c.

Yes. I am the one who
killed your father.

Teal'c are you trying
to commit suicide?

I do not understand.

Why didn't you tell
me you were guilty.

At least before you told a room full
of people that wanna see you dead.

You already knew.

Only you did not want to hear it.

That is why you asked me not to speak.

What happened?

Apophis ordered me to
kill Hanno's father.

Hey, can you guys guard from outside?

We're not goin' anywhere.

So, you were following orders.

Hanno's father died by my hand.

No one else's.
I am responsible.

What I did while serving Apophis,
I will not hide from.

- Even if the punishment is death?
- Then that is what I deserve.

- Teal'c, you sound like you wanna die.
- Colonel O'Neill,...

have you ever faced the
crying eyes of a child...

whose father you have just murdered?

Not exactly.

Teal'c, there are a lot things...

we do that we wish...

we could change. And we
sure as hell can't forget.

But the whole concept
of chain of command...

undermines the idea of free will.

So as soldiers,...

we have to do some pretty awful stuff.

But we're following orders
like we were trained to.

It doesn't make it easier,
it certainly doesn't make it right.

But it does put some of the responsibility
on the guy giving those orders.

Then you are saying Apophis is responsible
for Hanno's father's death?

- Yes.
- You are wrong, O'Neill.

While in the service of
Apophis I did many things.

For these deeds, my
victims deserve retribution.

Can we focus on this one
case only for now please?

- This case represents the many.
- Well it shouldn't!

Why? Why are you doin' this?

When I look into Hanno's eyes,...

I see the horror on the
faces of many others,...

as their loved ones prepare
for Goa'uld absorption.

Worse yet is the face of the
victims whom I selected...

as they realize they are about to
take their final human breath.

Hanno's father is not
the first nor the last...

of those whose lives I've taken.
And I have done far worse, O'Neill.

I cannot give all of their
loved ones retribution,...

but I can at least give it to this one.

I am sorry, O'Neill.

I will not run.

Well, I'm sorry, Teal'c,
but that's unacceptable.

I'm gonna to do what I have
to do to keep you alive...

whether you like it or not.

What's the plan of attack?

Well, the way I look at it,
Teal'c has already pled guilty.

So to draw a parallel
to an American trial,...

we have to look at this as sort
of like the sentencing phase.

We need to prove to these people
that he doesn't deserve to die.

How do we do that?

We need to convince them that he's
a differentman now than he was then.

Good luck.

Tell us what happened to your wife?

Her name is Sha'uri.

She was captured by Apophis'
serpent guards, and changed.

- She's now a Goa'uld?
- Inhabited by one, yes.

And how did she get to
be one of the victims?

The leader of the serpent guards picked her out
of a crowd of other women, at random, really.

- Who was this serpent guard?
- Teal'c.

The old Teal'c.

At that time, he hadn't joined us yet.
He didn't know me or that Sha'uri was my wife.

But the fact is you
now work side by side...

with the man responsible
for your wife's fate.

It was difficult for me at first,
I wanted to hate him.

But now I know that it was a different
Teal'c that chose Sha'uri...

and I know that if there were any way
for him to help me get my wife back,...

this Teal'c would do it gladly.

Even if it meant giving up his own life.

This Teal'c is my friend.

There were fifty human
captives. All were unarmed.

Apophis ordered me
to slaughter them all.

- But you didn't, did you?
- I did not.

What did you do?

I turned my weapon on
my fellow serpent guards.

It was a huge risk for you,
wasn't it, Teal'c?

- I made a decision.
- I think you're being a little modest here.

You have a family. Do you think
you'll ever see them again?

It is unlikely.

Have you lost your way?

Oh, no, I'm- I'm just looking
around, if that's okay.

- You are welcome to do so.
- You have a very lovely existence.

Thank you.

It would be made lovelier were it
not for the Goa'ulds, and the Jaffa.

The one thing I can't seem to
figure out is, where you live.

We live here.

Oh, no no, where do you, where do you sleep
at night? Where do you take shelter?

- We sleep in the hiding.
- The hiding?

We have hidden caves and
tunnels in all directions.

When the evil ones come in
through the Circ- Kakona,...

we flee in all directions
and we disappear.

So they catch only
the slowest among you.

Oh, no, we would never
leave anyone behind.

We all go, or none of us do.

I think I might have something
that might help us out.

Teal'c, tell us exactly
what happened that day.

Apophis ordered me to kill one of the
villagers so the rest would obey.

Okay, well I think we've all heard the
reader's digest version of the story,...

but there's more to it, isn't there?

Like why you chose Hanno's father?

We brought those we had
captured back to the hall.

Apophis ordered the
selection process to begin.

Teal'c. Kill one of them.

I said kill one of them.

If you hesitate I will kill them all.

Do it.

Father! No!


Apophis chose seven women,
and let the rest go.

The truth is our defense.

I think I see where you're going
with this, Daniel. This is good.

This could make the
difference in the Cor- ai.

It's a kangaroo court. Nothing's
gonna make a difference.

Isn't that painfully
obvious to anybody?

That kid made up his mind
before we even got here.

So what do you suggest?

Carter and I are going back
to Earth for reinforcements.

- What, you're going to shoot his way out?
- No, Daniel.

I'm hoping we can bring
back enough fire power...

so it'll scare'em into
turning Teal'c over.

That's how I'd like to see it go down.

I have already told you,
O'Neill. I will not run.

Teal'c, you're going back with us if I have to
knock you out and carry you myself. Got it?

Buy as much time as you can, Daniel.

- Where are Teal'c and Daniel?
- We'll explain, sir.

First, I need you to mobilize a combat unit...

ready to go back to that planet ASAP.

Do it. Now how about filling me in?

So, by killing that man, you actually saved
the lives of the rest of the villagers.

- You even saved Hanno's life.
- It is true.

But can you really be sure Apophis would
have really killed the rest of the villagers?

I have seen him do it many times.

So although you were faced
with a terrible decision,...

you chose the lesser of two evils.

He chose to kill a crippled man.

The man least able to run away, the most
helpless of us all. His choice was not moral.

It was cowardly and evil.

Hanno, I'm told the Byrsa's only defense against
the Goa'ulds is their ability to run and hide.

Is that right?

We have escape tunnels and caves.

When the lights on the
Circ- Kakona appear,...

we can disappear before
the Goa'uld arrive.

- But, you have to move fast, right?
- Of course.

- Teal'c, did you know that back then.
- I did.

It was often very difficult
to locate the villagers.

They seemed to be able to vanish into
the forest, as quickly as a flock of birds.

How fast could your father
move, with only one leg?

It was not important.

As a member of the clan, he
would never be left behind.

So in other words, your group can only
move as fast as its slowest member.


Teal'c, why did you
choose Hanno's father?

I saw his injury.

I knew that without him the group
could move more quickly.

Perhaps even evade us
the next time we came.

- No, I will not hear this.
- So you made a decision.

You chose to kill one that
day to save many later.

- Is that right?
- It is correct.

So if Teal'c hadn't made that decision,...

many of you might not be
alive today to want him dead.

I do not understand the
relevance of any of this.

I am trying to prove to you
that Teal'c is a good man.

He is very important to all of us in
fighting the Goa'ulds and the Jaffa.

Therefore I ask that you spare his life.

You have defended this Jaffa repeatedly
by saying he is a changed man.

And for proof you have given many examples
of his firing upon his former comrades.

- Yes. - Than why did he not fire upon
them here instead of killing my father.

- Because it wouldn't have done any good.
- My father might be alive today.

No, not necessarily.

Even if Teal'c had succeeded that day,...

the Goa'uld would have sent more Jaffa to
exterminate everyone - your entire population.

How do you know that? They did
not do that to your people.

They tried. We have
defenses that you don't.

Teal'c may have killed
Hanno's father,...

but in doing so he
saved you, and you,...

and all of you.

Teal'c's death will
not change the past,...

but his continued life
can help all of our future.

Can you really justify killing him now?

His fate is not to be decided by us.

Cor- ai mandates that only
Hanno can make that decision.

Your argument is wise,
and moving. I commend you.

Thank you.

You have made a compelling argument...

that this Jaffa's more
recent and continuing good

should somehow negate his past evil.

I have but one final question:

Can his recent actions,
or any future actions,...

return my father from the dead?

No, no, of course not.

Then clearly no amount
of good in the present...

can erase what he has done in the past.

Jaffa, you are guilty
of killing my father.

Tomorrow, at mid- day,...

you will die by your own weapon.

As my father did.

I'm confused, Captain.
Are these people hostiles?

Well sir, that would depend on
your definition of hostiles.

They have Teal'c prisoner. They plan to
execute him. I'd call that hostile.

But it sounds to me as if they've treated the
rest of you with the utmost respect.

- Now you want to launch an assault on them?
- No, sir.

I'm hoping once they see our superior
numbers and firepower,...

they'll release him without incident.

Colonel, the United States
is not in the business...

of interfering in other people's affairs.

- Since when, sir?
- Since this administration was elected.

Well, I don't think the president would have a problem
with us going in and trying to rescue one of our own.

- Teal'c is not one of our own.
- He's not?

I mean in the eyes of the government.

He's not an American citizen.
Hell, he's not even an Earth citizen.

I don't believe I'm hearing
this from you, sir.

General Hammond, sir, if I may.

Even setting aside that
Teal'c is our friend,...

how can you let such a valuable
information resource be taken away?

These people's laws in this regard
are no different from our own.

We don't stop pursuing war criminals,
because they have a change of heart.

- War criminals?
- Yes, Colonel, he is.

Like it or not, what the Jaffa
have done to these people...

and thousands of other
people is a crime.

Now Teal'c spent many years serving the Goa'uld
doing some damned distasteful things.

Surely both of you must realize that this
was bound to happen sooner or later.

General Hammond, I have spent a lot of
years in the service of my country,...

and I have been ordered to do
some damned distasteful things.

I will not allow them
to execute my friend.

Sir, Teal'c has proven his loyalty to us countless
times. Don't you think we should do the same?

My own personal opinion says, yes.

But the government policies under which
I must weigh my decisions, say, no.

- Well fine, let's call the president!
- That's enough, Colonel!

General, sir, we don't
have a lot of time here.


- What are they doing?
- Preparing me for my death.

I would like to ask one final favor.

- What is it?
- I would like to volunteer my lifeless body,

and that of my symbiote,
for your scientists to study.

Perhaps you can better learn ways
to battle the Goa'uld and the Jaffa.

Well, don't worry, Teal'c, there's not
going to be any body to donate.

Jack and Carter should be back
any minute with the troops.

Daniel Jackson.

You must not allow Colonel O'Neill...

to deny the retribution
the Byrsa deserve.

You know I have to admit, Teal'c,
for once I agree with Jack.

I mean, I respect your wishes, but I don't
believe that you deserve to die.

I'm sorry, Colonel, the president
won't authorize a rescue.

- I don't believe it.
- What?

I agree with the president's decision.

We can't commit troops to
risk their lives in an action...

that I believe is morally ambiguous.

That's where I respectfully disagree, sir.

You have the right to
disagree, Colonel,...

but you do not have the right to take actions
against orders, is that understood?

Things look a little different to you?

Byrsa must have taken him with them.

Let's hope it was the Byrsa.

Maybe Daniel broke him out.

Keep those positive thoughts
comin', Captain. Let's go.

Now O'Neill has proved to me not only
where his loyalties lie but yours as well.

If you believe that it was O'Neill that informed
the Goa'uld, you are mistaken.

Then how is it that they
know our escape routes?

- What?
- We are trapped. Cut off from the hidings.

But Jack went back to Earth. The Goa'uld are not
stupid. They probably figured it out on their own.

The children and the
slowest will hide here.

The rest of us will try to draw
them away into the forest.

Wait. Now let Teal'c go. We can help you,
but he is no good to you like this.

Now I give you my word he
will not try to run away.

No, he will not. You will stay here.

If I do not survive, I entrust
you to tell whoever does...

that I still wish my
sentence to be carried out.

Try not the let them
see your face in case...

- Teal'c.
- Shak'I.

Your death will assure...

my place as first prime.

I am sorry.

Over here!


It's over.

Oh, looks bad.
Let's get him home.


It is mid- day. I am prepared
to accept my punishment.

You would save those
who wish to kill you?

I would save those who deserve to live.

I have made a mistake.

My memory was faulty.

You are not the same man as
he who murdered my father.

I am the one.

No. That Jaffa is dead.

You have killed him.

We have our own wounded to care for.

I suggest you take your friend home.

- We can help you defend yourselves.
- We would appreciate that.

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