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Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Torri Higginson): What can I do for you, Major?
Carter: I want you to reconsider my request.
Dr. Weir: I’m sorry.
Carter: That cargo ship was modified using the knowledge of the Ancients. Now there is no guarantee that anyone will ever be able to figure out how it was done.
Dr. Weir: And as the most likely person on the planet to figure it out, are you saying that if I don’t let you attempt contact the Asgard you won’t even try?
Carter: I would never say that.
Jackson: He wants to arrange a meeting for the purpose of negotiating a treaty.
Dr. Weir: A Goa’uld wants to arrange a treaty with us?
Jackson: Not just one Goa’uld. All of them. The System Lords. And they want to send representatives here.
Dr. Weir: How many planets are protected under this treaty?
Jackson: Um, 26. Twenty-seven if you include Earth.
Dr. Weir: And what good is it if the Asgard aren’t actually available to protect anything?
Jackson: Well at one time they were. More recently we’ve been trading on the threat. Kind of a… bluff.
Dr. Weir: Well Ba’al is about to call the bluff.
Dr. Weir: Okay. We’ll do it.
Jackson: We will?
Dr. Weir: In exchange we want Ba’al’s territory.
Camulus: What do you mean?
Dr. Weir: Well that’s the way it works, right? When one System Lord kills another he takes over his armies, his fleet, his planets. That’s what we want. Everything in Ba’al’s possession.
Amaterasu: What is the meaning of this?
Jackson: The second message. You’ve been recalled because the System Lords decided to test our defenses by sending a ship to attack Earth. It’ll be here within the hour.