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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 221

                                         "1969"

                                           By

                                      Brad Wright




               Jack, Daniel and Teal'c are in the gateroom preparing to go offworld. 
               Sam is in the control room
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         What is she doing?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Uh, she said something about having 
                         to time the calculations exactly right 
                         this time of year.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         This time of year? What difference does 
                         it make?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, she said something about solar, 
                         uh, well, to be honest with you, I wasn't 
                         really paying attention.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Really? Carter?

               
                                     SAM
                         Almost there, sir. At this time of year, 
                         the direct line between P2X-555 and 
                         the Earth takes us within 70,000 miles 
                         of the sun. I have to update the computer's 
                         drift calculation to include gravitational 
                         space/time warping.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We know that! Let's go.

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, sir.

               
               
               
               Sam gets up to leave, when Hammond approaches her

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         You can start the dialing procedure. 
                         Sir?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How's the hand?

               
               
               
               He looks at her hand, which has a cut and has been stitched and 
               taped
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         It's a little sore, but it'll be all 
                         right. Thank you.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron one, encoded.

               
               
               
               He has a note

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'd like you to take this note along 
                         with you. Keep it in your vest pocket 
                         until you get on the other side. It's 
                         fairly self-explanatory.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron two, encoded.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, is everything all right?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Everything's fine.

               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron three, encoded.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Time to ship out, Captain.

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron four, encoded.

               
               
               
               She enters the gateroom

               
               
               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron five, encoded.

               
                                     JACK
                         Ah! Done already?

               
               
               
               Sam looks back up at Hammond

               
               
               
                                     TECH
                         Chevron six, encoded. Chevron seven, 
                         locked.
 
               
               The team go through the gate

               
               
               
               They come out the other side into what seems to be a missile 
               silo. The gate disappears.
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Whoa!Did you see that?

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Uh, Jack, do you see this?

               
               
               
               They look up to see the end of a rocket

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Captain Carter, where are we?

               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know, sir. For a minute there, 
                         we were back in the Gate room.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You know, this looks suspiciously like 
                         the butt end of a Titan missile.
 
               
               
               
               " Standing by for test burn in T-minus 20 seconds."

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What is a test burn?

               
                                     JACK
                         Just what it sounds like. Any ideas 
                         here?
 
               
               
               
               He starts banging on the door

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Abort! Abort!

               
               
               
               " 15 seconds."

               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Abort!

               
               
               
               Teal'c get's out his zat gun

               
               
               
               "Stand by for ignition."

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Abort!

               
                                     INTERCOM
                         10... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5...

               
               
               
               Jack, Daniel and Teal'c take cover

               
               
               
                                     INTERCOM
                         4... 3..

               
               
               
               Teal'c fires the zat gun

               
               
               
               
               
               " 2,1. Ignition."

               
               
               
               Teal'c has stopped the missile

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         How'd you know that would work?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I did not.

               
               
               
               The door opens and soldiers rush in

               
               
               
                                     SOLDIER
                         Hands on your heads! Get on your knees!
 
                         
               
               
               
               .

               
               
               
               Titles

               
               
               
                                     SGT
                         Who are you and how did you get into 
                         this facility?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What facility?

               
                                     SGT
                         Answer the question.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, don't say anything. This is the 
                         Gate room.
 
               
                                     SGT
                         Shut up!

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we're still in Cheyenne Mountain.
 
                         
               
                                     SGT
                         The next person who shoots his mouth 
                         off gets this, is that clear?
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Take them to the holding room.

               
                                     SGT
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         No, take me to your C.O.

               
               
               
               The soldier hits Jack with the butt of his gun

               
               
               
               The team's weapons are laid out on a table

               
               
               
                                     SGT
                         The Major wants all this stowed for 
                         transport, sir.
 
               
                                     LIEUTENANT
                         What is it?

               
                                     SGT
                         My orders are to forget I ever saw it, 
                         sir, so I'm afraid I don't know what 
                         you're talking about.
 
               
                                     LIEUTENANT
                         Thank you, sergeant.

               
               
               
               The SGT begins to go through the things. He picks up Sams top 
               and finds the note. He reads it
 
               
               "HELP THEM.

               
                                     AUGUST 10TH 9
                         15 AM AUGUST 11TH 6:03 PM"

               
               
               
               The team are in a cell

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm fairly certain that we've traveled 
                         back in time, roughly about thirty years. 
                         For a second or two, I think we were 
                         in both time-frames simultaneously, 
                         which is why the Stargate seemed to 
                         be there one minute and was gone the 
                         next.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Little bump in the calculations, Captain?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm sorry, sir. I don't know what to 
                         say.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, I'll tell you what. Get us back 
                         home and we'll say it never happened.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Or get us back before we left and it 
                         won't happen.
 
               
               
               
               They look at Daniel

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, think about it. We're the first 
                         people in human history to go back in 
                         time, well, for all we know. If we could 
                         figure out how to do this again, just 
                         think of what we could do. We could 
                         actually visit Babylon, we could. We 
                         could see the Great Wall of China being 
                         built.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Or prevent regrettable events in your 
                         history from ever occurring.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         No! That's exactly what we can't do.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Why not?

               
                                     SAM
                         Because of the grandfather paradox. 
                         If you went back fifty years and murdered 
                         your own grandfather, your own father 
                         would have never been born.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So you're saying that if we change our 
                         own past....
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We could change our world in ways that 
                         we can't possibly imagine. We might 
                         even cease to exist, along with everything 
                         and everyone we know.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I myself have no part in the history 
                         of your world.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         But, when they find out about the Goa'uld 
                         threat, they might have second thoughts 
                         about opening the Stargate in the first 
                         place. In which case, we never meet, 
                         and you're back to being First Prime 
                         of Apophis.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I see.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         So we don't tell them about the Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         How do we explain the larval Goa'uld 
                         that Teal'c is carrying? Our advanced 
                         weapons, our G.D.O's?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Correct me if I'm wrong, Captain, but 
                         haven't we altered history already just 
                         by being here?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We have to concentrate on damage control. 
                         At the very least, destroy our advanced 
                         weapons and technology.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That's gonna be a little tough.

               
                                     SAM
                         We also cannot tell anyone anything 
                         about who we are or where we're from.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         This is a top secret facility. Anonymity 
                         does not go over big here.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We cannot tell them we're from the future, 
                         sir. Even if it means....
 
               
               
               
               A soldier comes in and walks up to Daniel. He asks them in Russian 
               if they are Soviet spys
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Niet.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He just asked if we were Soviet spies. 
                         I just...
 
               
                                     SOLDIER
                         Come with me.

               
                                     JACK
                         Sure. You bet. "Niet?"

               
               
               
               Jack is taken out and taken to the interrogation room. Major 
               Thornbird sits at the other end of the table and smokes a cigarette.
 
               
               
               
               
                                     THORNBIRD
                         I'm Major Robert Thornbird. And you 
                         are?
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Captain James T Kirk, of the starship 
                         Enterprise.
 
               
                                     THORNBIRD
                         And your dog tags say otherwise.

               
                                     JACK
                         They're lying.

               
                                     THORNBIRD
                         Your American accent is very impressive, 
                         Mr. Kirk. Before we ship you out and 
                         hand you over to wherever it is they 
                         take spies such as yourself, I wanted 
                         a word. Your little incursion into our 
                         training facility is going to leave 
                         an embarrassing mark on my record.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Training facility?

               
                                     THORNBIRD
                         You don't think we'd test fire a real 
                         missile twenty-eight floors inside a 
                         mountain, do you?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Listen, you don't have the exact date
 
                         
               
                                     THORNBIRD
                         What was the weapon you used?

               
                                     JACK
                         (Weapon?

               
                                     THORNBIRD
                         Our cameras showed some sort of weapon.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh. Well, it's hard to say.

               
                                     THORNBIRD
                         Some sort of state secret?

               
                                     JACK
                         No, just difficult to pronounce.

               
                                     THORNBIRD
                         Mister, my government doesn't take kindly 
                         to Soviet spies in its highest security 
                         facilities. Neither do I.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Bob. Can I call you Bob?

               
                                     THORNBIRD
                         Even though you achieve nothing.

               
                                     JACK
                         Unless that's exactly what we were trying 
                         to achieve.
 
               
                                     THORNBIRD
                         Kirk, you can talk to me, or you can 
                         talk to the C.I.A.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ooh. All right. I'll be honest with 
                         you, Bob. My name's not Kirk. It's Skywalker. 
                         Luke Skywalker.
 
               
               
               
               Back in the present

               
               
               
                                     TECH
                         Still no sign of SG1, sir. They never 
                         made it to P2X-555.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very well. SG5 will have to complete 
                         their mission.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         If I may ask, sir.What are we going 
                         to do about SG-1?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They're out there somewhere. Hopefully, 
                         they'll find their way back.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Shouldn't we start a search?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm afraid this is one mission they're 
                         on their own.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Yes, sir.

               
               
               
               Back in 1969

               
               The team are being taken somewhere in a truck. According to the 
               signposts they are nearing Alberquerque.
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Listen. I don't know where we're headed, 
                         but they'll probably try to split us 
                         up. So we're not going to have much 
                         time to..
 
               
                                     SAM
                         ..Escape and hopefully live out the 
                         rest of our lives without affecting 
                         history.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Or...

               
                                     SAM
                         I can't think of an or at the moment, 
                         sir.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No or?

               
                                     JACK
                         There's an or.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         There's an or?

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, you can't just will something to 
                         happen because you want it to be a certain 
                         way.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Captain, where there's a will, there's 
                         an or...way.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If I remain on this planet, I will eventually 
                         be taken over by my mature symbiote.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The van pulls over with a flat tyre. Three soldiers get out, 
               including the one who took Hammonds note. He pulls out his gun.
 
               
               
               
               
                                     LIEUTENANT
                         I'll keep an eye on them. You help the 
                         driver.
 
               
               
               
               He get's into the back of the truck, with the team

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Flat tire?

               
                                     LIEUTENANT
                         I'm the one who arranged it. Before 
                         I can even think of doing what's asked 
                         in the note, I need to know who you 
                         are and who gave it to you.
 
               
               
               
               Sam see's that the name on his tag is Hammond

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Oh, my God. My name is Samantha Carter, 
                         and you gave me the note, sir. Sir, 
                         before we left, General Hammond gave 
                         me a note and told me to keep it in 
                         my vest pocket until I got to the other 
                         side.
 
               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         It's addressed to me. In my handwriting.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         What's it say?

               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         Help them.And seeing as helping you 
                         will undoubtedly lead to courtmartial, 
                         I'd like to know why I would do that.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Because it's your idea.

               
                                     JACK
                         Albeit one you won't have for thirty 
                         years.
 
               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         What?

               
                                     SAM
                         I know this is kind of hard to understand, 
                         but that's roughly how far back in time 
                         we've traveled.
 
               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         I'm sorry. I can't help you.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait, wait! We can, we can prove it.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         The date. What's the date?

               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         August 4th. 1969.

               
                                     JACK
                         '69.What happened in '69?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The moon landing. That was just a couple 
                         of weeks ago, right?
 
               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         The entire world knows that.

               
                                     JACK
                         But not too many people know you watched 
                         it from your father's bedside in his 
                         hospital room, just two days after his 
                         first heart attack.
 
               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         How did you know?

               
                                     JACK
                         Because we know you. We will know you. 
                         And for some reason, thirty years ago, 
                         you decided we were gonna need help. 
                         Otherwise, you wouldn't be standing 
                         there with a note. Now are you gonna 
                         listen to yourself? Or not?
 
               
               
               
               He unlocks their handcuffs

               
               
               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         There are two other men, including the 
                         driver.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Thank you, thank you.

               
               
               
               He accidentally touches Sam's hand

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Ow.

               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         I'm sorry, miss. Did I hurt you?

               
                                     SAM
                         It's "Captain.And it's all right Lieutenant. 
                         May I see the note?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Look, we don't want to hurt anybody, 
                         but we are going to have to knock those 
                         guys out somehow.
 
               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         Will this do?

               
               
               
               He hands him the zat gun

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         All right, call for help.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The dangerous foreign agents you now 
                         guard have inexplicably freed themselves.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Hammond gets out of the truck

               
               
               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         Help!

               
               
               
               A soldier comes around and get's zatted, followed by another.
 
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Where's the rest of our gear?

               
                                     LT. HAMMOND
                         The Major ordered it shipped in a separate 
                         truck for security reasons. They should 
                         be right behind.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         All right, good. Get down on the ground. 
                         Go.
 
               
               
               
               Hammond gets on the floor, while the team hide as another truck 
               appears. A soldier gets out and Jack zats him, along with the 
               others. Jack gets into the back of the truck and opens the box 
               containing their weapons. He takes out the GDO and get's another 
               zat
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         All right, everything you confiscated 
                         from us is in these two boxes?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Except for your ray gun, yes.

               
                                     JACK
                         Right.Watch yourself.

               
               
               
               He fires at the box

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         All right, your Major What's His Name 
                         had videotapes of this thing in action.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes. It was in those boxes along with 
                         everything else.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Good. Any cash?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Uh, yeah, I might have some.

               
                                     JACK
                         That's good. I'll pay you back, with 
                         interest.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         One more thing. You have to keep everything 
                         you've seen and everything we've told 
                         you a secret, and I mean for the rest 
                         of your life.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         General Hammond. I like the sound of 
                         that. What are you going to do now?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, you're better off not knowing. 
                         But I do want you to know that what 
                         I'm about to do keeps you from getting 
                         court-martialed.
 
               
               
               
               He zats Hammond

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         We should get off this road. Find the 
                         interstate.
 
               
               
               
               They head off into the tree's

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So what's the plan?

               
                                     JACK
                         Find the Stargate.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Find the Stargate? That's, that's the 
                         plan?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Elegant in its simplicity, don't you 
                         think?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And if we don't find the Stargate?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         There's one in Antarctica.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         There's one in Antarctica. That's, that's 
                         a fabulous plan.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Assuming we locate the Stargate, how 
                         then do we get back to the future?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, now, that's all in the note.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Right?

               
                                     SAM
                         Uh, no, sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         No, sir.

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, it doesn't explain how to get 
                         back, at least not explicitly.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Help them. August 10th, 9:15 A.M., August 
                         11th, 6:03 P.M That's helpful.
 
               
               He hands the note to Daniel, who reads over it.

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, I suppose he had to be intentionally 
                         cryptic so as not to risk changing his 
                         own history.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         August 10th.That's cryptic.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, wait a second, it just means that 
                         on August 10th at 9:15 A.M, something 
                         is going to happen.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         And happen again the next day at 6.03. 
                         We just have to figure out what that 
                         something is.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Right.

               
               
               
               They come to the road and a Corvette goes past.

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         You know, the Vette blew it when they 
                         went with that body style. They used 
                         to be so cool.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Actually, I was about four and a half 
                         years old in '69.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter, stick your thumb out.

               
               
               
               Sam tries to hitch a lift.

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We should go to New York.

               
                                     JACK
                         Why?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, that's where Catherine used to 
                         live, or lives. She's the only person 
                         outside of the military who has the 
                         slightest idea where the Stargate might 
                         be. I really don't think she's going 
                         to tell us over the phone.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel, you can't. In order to preserve 
                         our past, Catherine has to meet you 
                         for the first time years from now.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So, we go in disguise. Pretend to be 
                         foreigners.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How are you gonna do that?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I speak 23 different languages. 
                         Pick one.
 
               
               
               
               Cars keep passing Sam

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Catherine said herself she began her 
                         research in the late sixties. I mean, 
                         who knows, maybe we're the ones who 
                         gave her the idea in the first place.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This method appears to be ineffective.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Teal'c goes up to the road

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c? Teal'c!

               
               
               
               A multi coloured camper van comes along. Teal'c steps in front 
               of hit. It stops. Jack runs up to him
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         What are you thinking?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That is effective, O'Neill.

               
               
               
               The van doors open and we see two hippies. One male and one female
 
               
               
               
               
                                     MAN
                         Hey. We would've stopped, man.

               
                                     JACK
                         Hi. Listen, we've got gas money. Where 
                         are you headed?
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Upstate New York, some big concert. 
                         Where you headed?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         New York.Back East.

               
                                     MAN
                         Hop in!

               
               
               
               They get on, but Teal'c holds back

               
               
               
                                     MAN
                         Come on, ride up front with me, brother. 
                         It's cool.
 
               
               
               
               He sits up front with the driver

               
               
               
                                     MAN
                         I'm Michael.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am not at liberty to reveal my identity.
 
                         
               
                                     MICHAEL
                         Far out.

               
               
               
               The doors shut and the van drives off. Daniel speaks to the girl
 
               
               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hello.

               
                                     GIRL
                         Hi. So what'd you do?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We didn't, we didn't do anything.

               
                                     JACK
                         We've got a little problem withthe establishment.
 
                         
               
                                     GIRL
                         I so relate to that.

               
                                     SAM
                         So if you could take us as far as New 
                         York, we'd....
 
               
                                     GIRL
                         I really love your hair.

               
                                     SAM
                         Thanks.

               
                                     JACK
                         Listen, we could really use some cheap 
                         clothes. So if you see a cheap clothes 
                         place around, we'd appreciate it.
 
                         
               
                                     MICHAEL
                         No sweat. So, your thing, that thing.What's 
                         it symbolise? Peace?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Slavery. To false gods.

               
                                     MICHAEL
                         Right on! So, it's made out of...

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Do not discuss it further.

               
                                     MICHAEL
                         I dig. Cool. So you just go AWOL? Hey, 
                         we're cool. After the concert, me and 
                         Jenny, we're even thinking of crossing 
                         the border up to Canada.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         For what reason?

               
                                     MICHAEL
                         You know, man the war.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The war with Canada.

               
                                     MICHAEL
                         No.

               
               
               
               They stop at a clothing store. Sam is wearing a white shirt with 
               a jacket and a yellow and blue skirt. She also has on some pink 
               sunglasses
 
               
               Time goes on and the journey continues. At one point, Jack is 
               looking at the engine. He's wearing a leather Jacket and jeans. 
               Teal'c has on a pink shirt and an afro wig with a bandanna.
 
               
               
               Teal'c takes a turn at driving with Daniel sitting beside him. 
               Jack is sleeping in the back. They get to Chicago and buy something 
               to eat. Later on that night, they are in the woods, sitting around 
               a fire and eating.
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         A flare.

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     SAM
                         That's the only explanation. We had 
                         to have been sent back because of a 
                         solar flare.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Was there not an error in your calculations?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't think so, Teal'c. But after 
                         the Abydos mission, when we couldn't 
                         figure out a way to make the Gate work 
                         again, I was asked to research alternative 
                         applications for the Gate. Including 
                         time travel.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What'd you come up with?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, just this. What if a massive solar 
                         flare just happened to occur at the 
                         exact moment that we were traveling 
                         between Earth and another Stargate? 
                         If the wormhole itself was redirected 
                         closer to the sun because of the Earth's 
                         magnetic field, (drawing a circle in 
                         the dirt) the increased gravity could 
                         slingshot us back to Earth.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why haven't we tried this before?

               
                                     SAM
                         Because flares are impossible to predict. 
                         Light takes several minutes to travel 
                         between the Earth and the sun, so by 
                         the time a flare of sufficient magnitude 
                         has been confirmed, it's already too 
                         late.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, if they're impossible to predict, 
                         how do we get ourselves home?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         August 10th, 9:15 A.M. It's in the note.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         The time and date of the next flare?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah. General Hammond must have used 
                         my own research to figure out what we 
                         needed.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Or maybe that's the reason he asked 
                         you to do the research in the first 
                         place.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         And he looked up two flares in August 
                         of 1969 that could send us home.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         General Hammond, you old son of a--
 
                         
               
               
               
               Jenny and Michael join them

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Hello. Soup?

               
                                     MICHAEL
                         Who are you guys?

               
                                     JACK
                         Come on. Have something to eat.

               
                                     MICHAEL
                         I mean, traveling between the Earth 
                         and where? What's that about?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         When I said that, I was just imagining....
 
                         
               
                                     MICHAEL
                         Oh, I don't think so, man.

               
                                     JENNY
                         You said that you were in trouble with 
                         the establishment.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         And we are.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We are.

               
                                     JACK
                         Just not the establishment of this planet. 
                         No, it's true, Michael. We came to Earth 
                         to hide among your people, a long, long 
                         time ago.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         From a galaxy far, far away.

               
                                     JACK
                         But now it's time to go home, and we 
                         need your help.
 
               
                                     JENNY
                         How?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We need to be in a place called New 
                         York by tomorrow.
 
               
                                     MICHAEL
                         I don't know, man.

               
               
               
               Jack picks up the zat gun

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         It's all right.

               
               
               
               He fires the zat at the fire

               
               
               
                                     MICHAEL
                         Whoa! That was unreal!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is in fact extremely real. As is 
                         our need for assistance.
 
               
                                     JENNY
                         We have to help them get home, Michael.
 
                         
               
                                     MICHAEL
                         Okay. We'll do it.

               
               
               
               They reach New York

               
               Jack and Teal'c get out at an observatory

               
               .

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir. Remember to use the hydrogen-alpha 
                         solar filter.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Or I'll burn my eyes out I know.

               
                                     SAM
                         Good luck.

               
               
               
               They go inside

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes! All right, we got one shot to prove 
                         Carter's theory. Don't screw it up, 
                         Jack.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Is not astronomy one of your hobbies, 
                         O'Neill?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Not quite on this scale. Let's get that 
                         dome open.
 
               
               
               
               Sam and Jack arrive at Catherines house

               
               
               
                                     CATHERINE
                         Father never told me Andrec Gruber had 
                         a son.
 
               
               
               
               Daniel speaks in a German accent

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I was but a small boy when they 
                         were still working together, but mein 
                         father often spoke of dein father as 
                         one of the few people in zis world he 
                         could trust.
 
               
                                     CATHERINE
                         Before we continue, I must ask: What 
                         was so important it couldn't be discussed 
                         over the telephone?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Mein father believed there must have 
                         been a second artifact near that vich 
                         dein father discovered in 1928.
 
               
               
               
               A maid brings in some tea

               
               
               
                                     CATHERINE
                         Was weisst du davon?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He referred to it in his notes as the 
                         doorway to heaven
 
               
               Recognizing that answer as correct Catherine sits back, nervously 
               glancing at the maid, who is still pouring tea. Out of frame, 
               Catherine's cat meows insistently. Daniel gets the hint and switches 
               to German.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         (In German) We have found a fragment 
                         of a coverstone with some of the markings 
                         as the one uncovered all those years 
                         ago, but there was nothing underneath 
                         it.
 
               
                                     CATHERINE
                         You found only a fragment? Nothing beneath?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The artifact had already been removed.
 
                         
               
                                     CATHERINE
                         Oh.We always knew there had to be a 
                         second device with which to control 
                         the ring.
 
               
               Carter sips her tea, and Catherine picks up a cup and saucer 
               herself. There is an awkward moment of silence.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I realise thesematters require the utmost 
                         propriety, but....
 
               
                                     CATHERINE
                         Did your father ever explain to you 
                         the nature of the work he was doing 
                         in 1945?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Only that the American military was 
                         under the mistaken impression that the 
                         device dein father discoverd might hold 
                         some dark military purpose. Even that 
                         much, I was sworn to secrecy.
 
               
                                     CATHERINE
                         There was an accident.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Earnest Littlefeld.

               
                                     CATHERINE
                         When the war ended, my father and I 
                         were told never to speak of it again. 
                         It is simply locked away.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And you cannot tell me vhere?

               
                                     CATHERINE
                         Some old armoury in Washington, D.C, 
                         gathering dust. But it's pointless. 
                         The military won't even acknowledge 
                         its existence.
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Would you know which armory?

               
               
               
               Observatory

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         All right. In a few seconds, we'll know 
                         whether or not we can go back.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         And if we cannot, O'Neill?

               
                                     JACK
                         Guess we stay.All right, it's showtime.
 
                         
               
               
               
               We see a solar flare

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Brother Teal'c, at precisely 6:03 P.M. 
                         tomorrow, we're going home.
 
               
               
               
               The van arrives and they get on

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Well?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Your theory is confirmed.

               
                                     JACK
                         Where do we have to be for tomorrow's 
                         flare?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Washington, D.C.

               
                                     SAM
                         We're almost there, sir. It's going 
                         to be close if we don't find a power 
                         source right away.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We will. Listen, I really have to say 
                         this. The two of you have been unbelievably.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Groovy.

               
                                     JACK
                         Groovy, I think, is the word

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The people of our world will be extremely 
                         grateful.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Not the establishment.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No. Not, not them.

               
                                     JACK
                         I think what we're trying to say is 
                         that we have to go the rest of the way 
                         alone.
 
               
                                     JENNY
                         Why?

               
                                     JACK
                         Because it's dangerous.

               
                                     MICHAEL
                         We want you to take us with you.

               
                                     JACK
                         We can't do that.

               
                                     MICHAEL
                         But you owe us.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, we do. We owe you a lot. But you 
                         belong here. You have to trust me on 
                         this. This is a great time.
 
               
                                     JENNY
                         Michael got drafted.

               
                                     MICHAEL
                         We're just going to the concert first. 
                         You know, one last blast. But if we 
                         went with you.I don't wanna - kill anybody.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Michael...

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, you can't say anything. He has 
                         to make up his own mind. We can walk 
                         the rest of the way from here.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We've got to go. I'm sorry.

               
               
               
               They get out of the van

               
               
               
                                     JENNY
                         Your secret's safe with us.

               
                                     SAM
                         We know that. Thank you. Take care.
 
                         
               
               
               
               
               
               The Armoury

               
               There is a tall crate inside. Jack zats a guard and they get 
               onto the crate and undo it.They find the gate inside
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Where to?

               
                                     SAM
                         Back the way we came, via P2X-555.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait a minute, how do you know we'll 
                         go forward in time instead of back?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, General Hammond must have chosen 
                         flares on the opposite side of the sun 
                         this time, so the sun's rotational differential 
                         will send us forward instead of back. 
                         Look, we just have to trust General 
                         Hammond. I mean, the point is, we are 
                         fifteen minutes away from the only chance 
                         we are going to get at this, and we 
                         still haven't found a power source to 
                         fre...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How much power?

               
               
               
               They hook some cables to the stargate, while Jack supplies the 
               power using a car engine. One by one the chevrons light up
 
               
               
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Keep it going!

               
               
               
               A guard runs in. The final chevron locks and the gate is activated
 
               
               
               
               
                                     GUARD
                         You! Stop!

               
                                     JACK
                         We have got to go.

               
               
               
               Shots are fired and SG1 dive for cover. One of the guards is 
               zatted
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, the timing has to be exact. Just 
                         a few more seconds.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         It's going to have to be close enough. 
                         Go!
 
               
               
               
               They run through the gate

               
               On the other side, they find themselves in the gateroom at the 
               SGC. It's empty and quiet and dark.
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Auntie Em? Auntie Em?

               
                                     SAM
                         Where is everyone?

               
               
               
               An old woman enters the room

               
               
               
                                     WOMAN
                         Hello, Jack.Teal'c? Daniel? I hardly 
                         recognized you with hair.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Do we know you?

               
                                     WOMAN
                         Sam will recognize me. Come closer.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Oh my God. Cassandra!

               
                                     CASSIE
                         (Dear Sam.

               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me. Who is this?

               
                                     SAM
                         Cassandra.

               
                                     JACK
                         Cassie's thirteen years old.

               
                                     CASSIE
                         Not anymore, Jack. I've been expecting 
                         you, my whole life, in fact. You entered 
                         the Stargate a few seconds too soon, 
                         so the flare threw you far into the 
                         future. I've come to send you back where 
                         you belong.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         How did you know we'd come here?

               
                                     CASSIE
                         When I was old enough to understand, 
                         Sam explained what happened, and that 
                         I'd be the one to send you home.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Like a self-fulfilling prophecy.

               
                                     CASSIE
                         As much as I would love to spend more 
                         time with you, the timing must be precise. 
                         You have to go.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Already? But there's so much that you....
 
                         
               
                                     CASSIE
                         You of all people know I can't.

               
               
               
               Cassie lifts her hands and the stargate activates

               
               
               
                                     CASSIE
                         I will tell you this.Your journey's 
                         just beginning.
 
               
               
               
               They go through the gate and arrive at the SGC present time
 
               
               
               
               
               
               
                                     TECH
                         Incoming traveler, sir. It's SG-1.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Open the iris.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yes!We're home, thanks to one sparky 
                         young Lieutenant Hammond.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How did you know, sir?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         When I was a young lieutenant, I was 
                         ordered to escort four people out of 
                         Cheyenne Mountain. In the vest pocket 
                         of one I found a note with my name on 
                         it. Needless to say, I followed its 
                         instructions.Sam: But you couldn't have 
                         known when to give it to me.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         No, not until I saw the cut on your 
                         hand. Remember when I took your cuffs 
                         off.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Then you've been waiting for this to 
                         happen.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Ever since we met. I almost didn't let 
                         you go.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         But if you didn't, you would have changed 
                         your own history.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It's going to be a long debriefing, 
                         people. We'll start in one hour.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Oh, by the way, Colonel, with interest, 
                         you owe me five hundred and thirty nine 
                         dollars and fifty cents.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, sir.

               
               
               
               THE END
               

1969



Writers :   Brad Wright
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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