10.16? “Bad Guys”
Caught on a planet where they are mistaken for hostage-taking rebels, the team pretend to be volatile “bad guys” as they hold the police at bay while trying to find a way home.
Cicero, a museum researcher, has theorized that the Stargate is a means of teleportation and his co-workers consider him a “kook”. When the team comes through the Stargate, he’s thrilled. But things go terribly wrong and the team ends up being considered Rebels and hostage-takers. Cicero is among the “hostages”, believes their story, and tries to help them.
The police assume that the team are Rebels and have taken hostages in the museum. Their first encounter doesn’t go well and Daniel ends up getting this world’s equivalent of a tazar jolt.
Not able to convince them otherwise, the team decides to act like hostage-takers. Cicero gives Daniel his idea of what Rebels would demand, but these demands are considered extreme by the negotiator, Quartus.
The museum has a fake DHD on display and this is why the team is stuck. While Mitchell and Vala go with Cicero to his lab to see if he has the power crystal to the DHD which was found in fragments in the temple where the Stargate was discovered, Daniel continues “negotiating” with Quartus, sometimes letting his “good guy” nature slip until Teal’c reminds him that he is supposed to be the “bad guy”. Daniel “threatens” to harm the hostages if his demands to free imprisoned Rebels aren’t met. As it turns out, Quartus is lying to Daniel as much as Daniel is lying to him. He is under orders to exterminate the “Rebels” and is merely killing time so that his forces can overwhelm them.
During all of this, a museum security guard named Jayem Seran is hiding in the hallways, deciding that he needs to be a hero. He contacts Quartus on his radio, but Quartus doesn’t want Jayem’s help from the inside and asks that he find a safe place until the whole thing is over. Thinking that Quartus asked him to stand down because their radios were compromised, Jayem decides to get involved instead. Vala and Mitchell end up capturing him and getting him to use his keycard to unlock the display which holds a Goa’uld bomb. They hope to use its power source to get home.
In the meantime, Cicero slips out and approaches the police with his hands raised. He explains to Quartus that the team are not Rebels, but actually visitors from another world.
NOTE: Carter is not mentioned in any of the offworld scenes.
Cicero – Museum researcher
Jayem Seran – Museum security guard
Quartus – Hostage negotiator
Lourdes – Police officer who initially tries to capture the team
Written by: Martin Gero
Directed by: Peter DeLuise
Before cameras: August 16-24
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