Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007): Season 3, Episode 7 - Deadman Switch - full transcript

While on a mission to recover a UAV, SG1 are captured by a Bounty Hunter working for evil System Lord Sokar. He tells them there is a bounty on their capture, but offers to let them go if they help him capture a Goa'uld. The Goa'uld turns out to be a Tok'Ra. Can the team persuade the Bounty Hunter to release the Tok'Ra, but prevent SG1 from being handed over to Sokar?

- What's your reading, Major?
- It should be here somewhere.

Teal'c, you said the UAV was shot down by
the Goa'uld, yet there's no sign of 'em.

It's hard to tell. The sensors
went off-line as soon as it was hit.

Over here.

- Looks like it's been hit by a staff blast.
- It doesn't make any sense.

When a Goa'uld occupies a planet,
they control the Stargate. This gate...

- Found something.
- Fall back!

Uh, sir...

All right, heads up.

Your weapons will not
penetrate the shield!

However, mine will.

- Who are you?
- Aris Boch. Perhaps you've heard of me?


- Not l. Teal'c?
- I have not.

Well, that's disappointing. I'm one
of the galaxy's greatest hunters.

Not ringing a bell. Sorry.

Well, I know you.

Captain Samantha Carter.

Dr Daniel Jackson.

The Jaffa traitor Teal'c.

And Colonel Jack O'Neill.

Well, fancy that.

We're famous.

- Drop your weapons.
- And if we don't?

Do we really have to get so dramatic?

Why not?

You are thinking of the personal
defence shields the Goa'uld use.

The ones which allow slower-moving
objects to pass through.

Wouldn't make a very
effective trap, would they?

- You can't blame a girl for trying.
- That's exactly what I'd expect from you.

Now, drop your weapons...

. . or I'll kill someone.

I'm sure you're thinking
about escaping, ...

. . so I've disabled the
Stargate dialling device.

Even if you did overpower
me, which is unlikely, ...

. . you'll never get off this planet.

This way.

Everybody stop.

Drop your gear.

I don't suppose we
could talk about this?

- Inside.
- Inside what?



Goa'uld cargo transport.

The ship's of an older design. I have
never before seen the cloaking technology.

It's an upgrade.

Let's go.

Sir, he's not Goa'uld.

And... ? What? So? Therefore?

Sounds as if Aris Boch
has left the vessel.

Well, let's use the time to
find a way out of this, huh?

Even if we find a way out,
he's disabled the Stargate.

Teal'c, how fast will this unit fly?

I believe it is capable of
travelling twice the speed of light.

Nice. Home for dinner.

Uh, sir, if you're thinking of trying to
steal the ship and fly it back to Earth, ...

. . even at 372,000 miles per second, it'd
still take at least 10 years to get that far.

Shoulda let the dog out.

Back up with the others.


All we have to do is
just flinch a bit...

. . and this will spray enough toxic
gas to kill everybody in one breath.

Dr Jackson, ...

. . if you don't mind...

. . treating my wound.

- I'm an archaeologist.
- I know, but you're also a doctor.

Of archaeology.

Never mind. Captain, ...

. . you must have medical training.

- Actually, I'm a major now.
- Oh!

Well, how very important.
I'll inform the galaxy.

Can you get over here
now and help me, Major?

This with this, ...

. . and then this.

- Argh!
- Sorry.

- Yeah!
- So...

- Who shot you?
- I wouldn't step any closer.

Just... showing my concern.

Like I said before, capturing
you was unintentional.

The real reason I'm here
is to catch a Goa'uld.

- You hunt Goa'uld?
- I hunt anyone of value.

- Which Goa'uld are you hunting?
- His name is Kel'tar.

- I haven't heard of him before.
- Contrary to popular human belief...

. . the Earth is not the
centre of the galaxy.

- I have not heard of him either.
- Have you met every Goa'uld?

I haven't. The only thing I know...

. . is that Sokar has discovered
Kel'tar's plotting against him.

- So you work for Sokar?
- No.

Self-employed, then? lndependent
contractor? Rogue warrior?

I give to the Goa'uld what they want,
and they give back to me what I want.

- How do you keep from getting killed?
- Talent.

So, how do you keep from getting killed?

So, what do you expect to get for us?

- Daniel...
- Just curious.

Well, uh, Teal'c is worth the most.

The System Lords would love
to make a good example of him.

And Carter here... well, she has
the memories of the Tok'ra Jolinar.

You, O'Neill, you're considered...
You're a pain in the mikta!

- Neck?
- No.

- What about me?
- You?

I'll be happy with a day's rations.

- Oh, a day's rations...
- Trade you.

If we know our worth, maybe we can
offer something for our freedom.


Good. Back over there.

Dr Jackson is right. There
is something you can do.

Let's hear it.

You help me capture a
Goa'uld... and I'll let you go.

- He's worth that much?
- Twice as much as all of you together.

- Twice?
- Twice.

What, are you gonna argue?

- Why do you need our help anyway?
- I take help whenever I can.

This injury is gonna take time
to heal. I don't have that luxury.

Sokar can figure out
everything I can figure out.

If I want to trade Kel'tar back
to Sokar, I gotta get to him first.

- How do we know we can trust you?
- My word is good on over 2,000 planets.

- There are billions.
- It would appear we have no choice.

Yes. Choiceless.

I mean, guys, come on! What's
the big deal? It's a Goa'uld!

I hate Goa'uld. You hate
'em. Everybody hates Goa'ulds.

Yeah, OK. We'll do it.


You and you come with
me. You two stay here.

- Wait a minute...
- Uh-uh. Uh-uh-uh...

- Choiceless?
- You see, that's why I like you.

You're quick. Let's go.

Oh, yeah.

You trust me... I trust you.

What's that?


So what exactly do you have in mind
regarding the capture of this Goa'uld?

- What was his name? Kevlar?
- Kel'tar.

You two are gonna surrender to him.

That's a bad plan.

What if he shoots first
and takes prisoners later?

That's your problem. Let's go.

You know, if you really were the
greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy, ...

. . you'd grab that Goa'uld
yourself and turn us all in.

And miss the chance of watching
the great Jack O'Neill in action?

Do you want to know how I became the
greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy?

- More than life itself.
- I'm the greatest because I'm alive.

That's it. Period.

I'm not greedy. If I can catch a
Goa'uld equipped with fancy toys...

. . without risking my neck, ...

. . that's a damn good compromise.

- Fancy toys?
- Just gotta shoot 'em with a zat'n'ktel.

OK. Found a flaw in your plan.

What's that?

Well, we're exactly one zat gun
short of actually having a zat gun.

- A zat gun?
- Drop the "n'ktel".

I guess it does save a bit of effort.

You're giving me a working zat gun?

If it didn't work it wouldn't do
you any good. I'm trusting you.

Jack, he disabled the DHD and Sam said
we can't fly that ship all the way home.

So we'll fly it to a closer
planet with a Stargate.

- Good thinking.
- It happens.

Well, this is the place.

Yeah. How do you open that door?

It opened when he said that word.

Voice-activated. What was the word?

Uh, "bark" something.

Almond bark, Barcalounger, Beetlejuice!

"Barkna. " It was "barkna".

If it was "barkna" the
door would be opening.

- This was your idea.
- You're the linguist.

- I don't remember.
- Try!

Well, I said "Can we talk
about this?" He said "Inside".

I said "Inside what?" He said... ?

He said "Barokna"!


OK, he opened the door by
pressing a combination of...

- Teal'c?
- O'Neill?

- How do you open this?
- The six symbols on the pad.

You must enter the correct
combination of five.

How many combinations could there be?

- Oh, boy.
- Yeah.

Listen, in the meantime,
tell me how to fly this thing.

First, locate the main steering console.

Daniel, ...

. . would you come here a moment?

What do you think this is?

- Looks like a countdown.
- Of course it is!

Oh, Teal'c, would these ships have
any kind of self-destruct mechanism?

It is possible.

- We just lost a digit.
- Of course we did.

Oh, boy.

So, Teal'c, how does one
override the self-destruct?

Open the cowling in the centre console.

There should be three delmacs.

Crystals. There should
be three crystals.

- There's two. The middle one's missing.
- We're missing one!

Then you cannot override
the self-destruct.

Just lost another digit.

- Aris must have the other crystal.
- Go.

Hey! What were you guys thinking?

Only I can fire that.

- Put the weapon down.
- You put the crystal back.

What if I don't?

You won't blow up your ship.

- Maybe I will.
- While you're in it?

- Now it's set.
- Put the gun down.

You think I'd give you a
weapon that would work on me?

Ooh! Tickles!

Then why did you pretend
to be knocked out?

Well, let's just say I wanted
to see you guys sweat a little.

Now, did we learn something here?


Let's go.

I'm disappointed. I thought
we had something good going.

- Oh, come on. What did you expect?
- I offered a fair deal. I trusted you.

- Oh, please!
- We're sorry.

Is the deal still on the table?

- How could I trust you now?
- Look, your plan sucks.

OK... we all go together this time.

- You know, we're gonna need our stuff.
- Some of that shouldn't be a problem.

So you don't have a problem
trading humans like commodities.

You earthlings and your morality!
Has it ever occurred to you...

. . that outside your solar system
we might see things differently?

Why don't the Goa'uld just kill you?

Because I deliver. As long as I'm
alive, there'll always be a next time.

- Why not make you a host?
- They can't.

They tried long ago when they
first came to my home planet.

But there's something about my race's
makeup that rejects Goa'uld blending.

- That's incredible.
- So incredible...

. . they wiped out most of
my people because of it.

- But not you?
- I managed to impress them.

My people are strong and skilled.

That's why the Goa'uld kept the
youngest as slaves and killed the rest.

You could have your freedom on a
planet where they can't find you.

What freedom? They killed my
wife, but my son still lives.

He's a slave in one of
Sokar's naqahdah mines.

One day I hope to capture a prize...

. . valuable enough to trade
for his freedom and mine.

Let's keep moving.

Wow! These are cool.

At the end of that riverbed is
the cave where I last saw Kel'tar.

- You said he had some fancy toys?
- Yeah, at least a small hand device.

Plus, when I approached, energy
blasts fired from several directions.

OK. How about another zat?

You shoot that Goa'uld first chance you
get. I'll stay here, set a shield trap.

- I thought you'd want to watch us work.
- I trust you.

- You do?
- Sure. And Major Carter stays with me.

- Unacceptable.
- It's not negotiable.

You don't return, and I
turn her over to Sokar.


So, Teal'c, how does one Goa'uld
fire weapons from several directions?

- Tacs.
- Tac'n'ktels?



- What are they?
- Automatic remote weapons.

- Heat
- seeking? So it would seem.


Put your hand down!

You are Teal'c. The shol'va.

Is that a host?

You are SG-1. From Earth.

Yeah, apparently we're well known.

My name is Korra.

We were told it was Kel'tar.


- Please help me.
- Help you?

I am not Goa'uld. I am Tok'ra.

I don't have to tie you to
a tree or anything, do l?


What is that?

- Watching your friends.
- How?


Naqahdah. The zat guns. That's
how you track the Goa'uld.

You use their own
technology against them.

The fact that you reject the Goa'uld
symbiote could be valuable to us.

To all humans all over the galaxy. It
could be the key to defeating the Goa'uld.

- I doubt it.
- If they couldn't use us as hosts...

I told you before, I don't
understand this immunity.

Well, we'd have to run some tests.

You do not possess anything of
equal value worth trading for.

Your son is being held as a slave.

We can help you get him
back. Is that valuable enough?

That's impossible.

- His injuries are severe.
- What now?

- Can you talk?
- Yes.

All right. Here's what's happening.

- There's a guy out there...
- Aris Boch.

Yeah. He's got us trapped here and he's
holding a member of our team hostage.

Samantha Carter, daughter
of Jacob, host to Selmak.

So you've got good information.

Here's the deal. He said if we
can catch you, he'd let us go home.

I will not allow myself
to be turned over to Sokar.

- Can you prove you're a Tok'ra?
- I only have my word.

If Carter were here,
she would recognise me.

Aris knows Sam can verify whether Korra,
Kel'tar, whoever, is telling the truth.

As far as I'm concerned, you could be a
Goa'uld using the "I'm a Tok'ra" thing...

. . to get us to help you.

- What did he say?
- That your name was Kel'tar...

. . and you were an enemy of Sokar.

I was working in Sokar's ranks as a spy.

I realised Sokar had
learned my true identity.

I managed to escape by
stealing the cargo ship.

It took me several
weeks to travel here, ...

. . the closest planet with a
Stargate not under Goa'uld control.

Aris was already here guarding the gate.

He had anticipated my plan.

- Aris Boch claimed the vessel was his.
- It belongs to Sokar.

And Aris likely plans to trade it
back to him, along with us. All of us.

What's it like to have one of those things
bore itself in your brain and possess you?

I couldn't tell you.

Oh, come on. What are you saying?

You wouldn't understand.

- They're all the same - Tok'ra,
Goa'uld... - Is that really what you think?

They all have different
stories, but the same bad blood.

It's not true. If you really hate the Goa'uld,
you'd try to learn more about the Tok'ra.

Well, I wasn't much good at school.

Trying to defeat them is
better than the alternative.

What? What is so funny?

Oh, the whole thing is amusing when you
know just how insurmountable the task is.

Defeating the Goa'uld.

Yeah, oh, admirable!

But amusing.

If the right allies work together, the
task might not be so insurmountable.

You mean me. Well, I couldn't
help you as much as you think.

You mean you won't.

You know what I think?

I think you care.

I don't think you like what you do
nearly as much as you pretend to.

I think you should shut up.

What is that?

- Water.
- What you put in it.


- Aris told you about his wife and son?
- Oh, yeah.

It's a lie. He has none. Never did.

- So why does he do this?
- Greed.

Not exactly. It is true that
his race cannot be used as hosts.

And most were slaughtered
by the Goa'uld.

Those that were kept alive were
addicted to a substance called roshna.

- It was given to them in their water.
- That blue stuff?

Now, after many generations, Aris Boch's
race cannot live without the roshna.

They depend on it. It
keeps them subservient.

If he stops taking the
roshna, he will die.

- So he has no choice?
- I do not defend him.

Aris Boch has endeared himself to
the Goa'uld by being unscrupulous.

He hunts both guilty and innocent, ...

. . only caring whether they
have any trading value.

Well, we have to get
Carter away from him.

- Does this mean you believe me?
- Not just yet.

But I've got that
choiceless feeling again.

I cannot be turned over to Sokar. He
has methods of extracting information.

There are other Tok'ra operatives
in his midst who I will not betray.

I understand.

Can you walk?

- I will not burden you.
- It is no burden.

- You must leave your weapons.
- Why?

Aris can track them. As long as
you carry Goa'uld technology...

. . he will know our position.


- What's wrong?
- I don't see them and they're not moving.

Either the Goa'uld got them
or they're playing games.

So what does that mean?

It's a trap.

- I will go.
- No, no.

- I will.
- What are we supposed to do?

Well, he's gonna have to
show himself eventually.

Can you take him?

I can.

All right.



Where is he?



Carter! Come on.

You passed out again. You all right?

Yeah. What did I miss?

Oh, not too much.

Oh, by the way, the Goa'uld
Aris wanted us to catch, ...

. . he claims to be a Tok'ra
named Korra. Ring a bell?

- Yeah, it does.
- He said you'd recognise him.

Maybe. We can't let Aris trade a Tok'ra.

Oh, yeah!

Way to play hard to get, boys.

- Well, give me a little credit.
- Why's that?

Well, I have what I wanted. The
rest of you, you're free to go.

- You're keeping the bargain?
- I gave my word.

You think you don't have a choice,
but there must be another way.

If you take Korra, a
lot of Tok'ra may die.

I've already communicated with Sokar.

A mother ship will enter orbit
around this planet any time now.

I will not betray the
lives of other Tok'ra.

What the hell did you do that for?


That's very

- Why would he do that?
- To save the lives of other Tok'ra.

Since when does a Goa'uld
care about another Goa'uld?

The Tok'ra are not the same.

Sokar's on his way.

Are you having second thoughts here?

I have to give him something.

Take me.

- Forget it.
- I'm the most valuable after the Tok'ra.

I don't care.

I will go.

Take me.

That'll be Sokar.

OK. Brief moment of weakness.

Teal'c comes with me.

That just is not gonna happen.

No other way. Last chance to take
that Tok'ra and get the hell out.

You might need this.

The missing piece of the DHD.


We are choiceless.

We'll find you.

Oh, this is so beautiful. Really, I'm
starting to tear up here, you know?

But we gotta go. Now.

Here we go.

What happened?

Teal'c went in your place.

Come on, let's get outta here.

It's a pretty noble thing you're doing.

You have made a sacrifice as well.

I guess I never knew the
Tok'ra were different.

So what made you betray Apophis?

The Goa'uld are enslavers of
worlds. The humans value freedom.

You don't really think the Tok'ra and
the humans could overthrow the Goa'uld?

I do.

I don't think so.

I would rather serve with
those willing to die trying.

I don't want to do this. I hate
the Goa'uld as much as you do.

Oh, my God.

What the hell... ?

Escape pods.

- Where's Teal'c?
- I am here, O'Neill.


- You OK?
- I will be fine.

- What happened?
- We had technical difficulties, ...

. . which I communicated to Sokar's ship
just after I accidentally removed this.

- Glad to have you back, Teal'c.
- I must find a way to pay tribute...

. . to what you have done
for me and the Tok'ra.

There is no need.

Hey, guys, what about me?

- Don't I get a thank you?
- For doing the right thing?

That's a backhanded show of
appreciation, but I'll take it.

- Won't Sokar be angry?
- He'll think I'm dead.

By the time he figures
it out I'll be gone.

- What about the substance you need?
- The roshna.

There are plenty of Goa'uld
out there I could trade with.

Well, ...

. . we'd better get back to the Stargate.

Oh, Dr Jackson, ...

. . l was lying to you. The price on your
head is much more than a day's ration.

The Goa'uld want to see you
dead as much as anyone...

. . for figuring out the Stargate.

Thank you. That doesn't
make me feel any better.


Maybe someone will figure out a way
for my people to be free of the Goa'uld.

And that would be
something worth trading for.