Round I :
Jonas looked round the basket at everyone else in there, his brilliant smile only dimming a little. "This is a joke, right?" he asked, "One of your Earth customs I never understood."
"That is incorrect, Jonasquinn," rumbled Teal'c. "This situation is most unfortunate, but these procedures are the most logical to follow."
Jonas frowned. "I guess no-one has ever quite forgiven me for getting Dr Jackson killed that one time, have they?" Everyone had the grace to look slightly abashed apart from Teal'c's normal impassive face, and Daniel who was whistling a happy little tune under his breath.
Jonas moved to the side of the basket and looked over the edge. It was a long way down. "Looks like a nice day for a swim," he remarked, "A pleasent north-easterly breeze, a warm day, and hopefully a very high salt content."
The basket rocked for a moment, and then there were only seven people in it.
"According to my calculations," said Carter, quietly studying the continued descent of the balloon, "We're still going to need to lose more weight."