A paper falls from the open gate.
(As Jack is walking down from the ramp
looking at it) What is it?
You tell me.
(Reading the paper) Under no circumstances,
go to P4C-970 ... Colonel Jack OíNeill.
This looks like your handwriting.
That IS my handwriting. (Looks at it)
And itís my signature.
That looks like blood, Sir.
(To Walter the tech) I want P4C-970
removed from the dialing computer immediately.
I wonder why you sent it ... I wonder
PRESENT DAY ... The gate opens.
Welcome back, SG-1.
(Cheerfully) Break out the fishiní gear,
General ... our work is DONE!
I take it your mission was successful?
In a word, Sir ... yes!
In 2 words ... yes, Sir!
Your initial report said the Volien
were a simple agrarian society.
That they are.
The Voliens introduced us to another
race, friends of theirs.
Who, while lacking a sense of humor,
make up for it with advanced technology.
They just wanted to make sure we were
Long story short ... I think we just
carried out our standing orders, Sir.
Indeed . We may have found a race both
willing and capable of defending this
world against the GoaíUld.
And if THAT little outburst didnít convince
We just wrapped up several hours of
talks with a guy named ...
Borren, who REALLY lacks a sense of
humor. But he wants the negotiations
to move up to state level.
Well done people. Perhaps while I inform
the President, you could prepare a mission
briefing. (Turns to leave)
Yes, Sir! (Jack and Sam grin at each
(Turning back) By the way ... what do
our new friends call themselves?
(Smiling) The Ashen, Sir. Theyíre called
Samís at the board in dress blues. A planetary map is on the
So, out of security concerns, The Ashen
wish NOT to reveal the location of their
home world until we have an agreement.
It is shown that sheís talking to a bunch of big wigs. Lots of
suits and men in military uniforms.
Theyíre a little paranoid.
It seems appropriate since they donít
have an Iris like ours.
We do know that theyíve created a secondary
star in the Volien system by igniting
a gas giant thereby doubling the Volienís
*Gasp* Itís Joe! ;) (Samís hubby from 2010.)
They MADE a star?! How?
Techno babble mode coming up! Maybe
Joe should have talked to General Vadrine
from Tangent. ;)
Well, theoretically, by increasing the
density of a sufficiently massive gas
giant until a thermonuclear reaction
can take place. In fact, Arthur C. Clark
(Interrupting) Ambassador, you gotta
be careful about the use of the word
How unless you really wanna know. (Smiles
My mistake, Colonel.
(Smiling at Jack, to Joe) I guess my
point is: the achievement itís self
goes a long way to prove the Ashen are
advanced enough to take on the GoaíUld.
The Ashen could be formidable allies.
If they a re Stargate capable, why is
this the first weíve heard of them?
Thatís a good question. They have ships,
but they only use them to travel to
the planets within the confederation.
Of which the Volien system is apart.
Right. Uh ... Borren said that both
the Ashen and Volien gates were discovered
buried like ours was, and no DHD was
Naturally, the Ashen tried dialing numerous
dialing combinations, but without a
DHD to compensate for stellar drift,
they were stuck like we were.
We could only go to Abydos.
Exactly. It was only AFTER Danielís
discovery of the cartouche on Abydos
that we were able to make the drift
calculation to successfully dial out
to other planets. Add to that the database
that Colonel OíNeill retrieved from
the ancients, we could offer a whole
galaxy of worlds the Ashen never knew
The news must have come as a shock to
(Sarcastically) Oh, not really.
What Jack is trying to say is that if
they WERE surprised, theyíd never show
They donít get excited in general General.
Itís like an entire planet of accountants.
Joe looks like he wants to say something.
Colonel OíNeill mistrusts the Ashen.
I never said that.
Indeed you did ... on several accounts.
No! I didnít. What I said was : I didnít
trust people without a sense of humor.
Especially that *BORING* guy.
I *KNOW* his *NAME*! He was boring.
The Ashen have agreed to meet our representative
on P3A-194 tomorrow. Colonel OíNeill,
both you and Major Carter are to make
yourselves available to the Ambassador
as consultants. (Sam smiles at Joe,
who smiles back)
Doctor Jackson, in the meantime, Iíd
like you and TealíC to confer with the
Voliens, find out how they feel about
(Looking yummy in that blue shirt with
the tie) I could tell you their feelings
right now, Sir.
Dig a little deeper. Find out if the
Ashen is the good neighbors they seem
to be. You embark at 0700. Gentlemen?
Everyone begins to leave, Joe walks up to Sam.
Major Carter? Since weíre trading knowledge
of the Stargate, I, uh ... could use
a little more of that knowledge myself.
(Smiles) After you, Ambassador.
They walk down the steps into the control room.
This place never ceases to amaze me.
(To Walter Davis) Anything yet?
Uh, the computer should have it down
to a handful of candidates by tomorrow.
Yeah. Weíre trying to locate the position
of the Ashen home planet.
How can you do that without the coordinates.
(He really likes punishment, doesnít
Oops, I asked that question again.
(BIG Smile) In my earlier work with
the Stargate program, I theorized that
all things being equal, the outside
per lock between 2 planets without a
DHD is 300 light years. The computer
is searching for viable coordinates
within that radius of the Volien system,
Because the Ashen Homeworld is somewhere
within this area?
Thereís a 70% probability.
Well, if the Ashen are so powerful,
why donít they want us to know?
Well, until we share our database with
them, they have only our word of whatís
out there. Theyíre vulnerable. If we
didnít have an Iris, I think weíd do
Uh, you know what? I have not eaten
since ... (Looks at watch) ooh ... today!
They both laugh.
Uh, the mess is this way, if youíd like,
we can talk more there.
Iíd like that very much.
Davis is dialing out. SG-1 are seen standing at the base of the
gate thru the observation window.
Chevron 3 encoded.
Hammond is shown standing next to Davis.
The blast doors to the gate room open. A lovely pair of SHINY
, black, dress shoes are shown walking in. SG-1 look at him,
the shoes are revealed to belong to Joe in a gray suit and ties.
SG1 are dressed in green fatigues with combat boots. ;)
LOL! Jack just looks down to Joeís shoes. Sam tries to keep a
straight face, Danny peeks his head (Wearing sunglasses on his
face), and smirks, TealíC just looks like ... TealíC. ;)
THIS is what youíre wearing?
(Innocently) Whatís wrong with it?
(Turning as he speaks) Nothing. (Danny
(Joe looks like he wants to speak, but
is interrupted) Chevron 4 encoded. (Joe
looks toward the control room)
(Smiling ... trying not to laugh?? ;))
You look fine.
Right. They said I didnít have to wear
a uniform, and I just wanted to make
a good impression.
Chevron 5 encoded!
Uh ... you look great. (Sarcastically??)
Very sharp. (Gives him a Thumbs-up.
Thank you. (Gives Danny a Thumbs-up)
Chevron 6 encoded.
(Still looking at his feet) Itís the
shoes ... (Joe looks down, his shiny
black shoes are shown) Theyíre gonna
get ruined. Itís a ... farm ... planet.
(Sam is shown smiling in back of Jack.)
Joe looks nervous.
Chevron 7 ... locked!
The gate opens with itís usual splendor. Joe does a take back.
The men of SG1 grin at Joe, then walk thru the gate. Sam steps
up to him, and smiles.
Enjoy the ride, Ambassador. We look
forward to your return.
They smile at each other, and slowly walk up the ramp , stopping
at the gate. Joe stops at the event horizon, and takes a deep
breath before nervously stepping thru the gate. His POV is shown
going thru the gate. He is shown emerging from the other end.
He smiles with an expression like What a ride! The planet is
shown. Itís green with a dirt road. ;) The two walk toward the
men of SG1 with grins on their faces. Joeís walking looking around
like my 3 year old at Christmas! ;) Jack smiles at them.
Hey, it looks just like uh ...
Oh, yeah! Just when you think youíre
not in Kansas anymore ... turns out
Weíll ... see what we can dig up.
Uh ... you said the Volien and Ashen
enjoy a long trade relationship, but
thereís arenít any ... signs of trade
infrastructure around the stargate.
(A light humming sound and chevrons
locking is heard ... Sam and Jack grin
at each other.) WHAT is that sound?
(Looks around, sees nothing)
Have a look.
A gate is seen coming out of the ground. A HUGE ship is moving
toward the gate. The gate is turning where it is laying over
Itís called a Harvester. The Ashen
has provided hundreds of them all over
the planet. When the field is ready,
the machine harvests the crop, then
brings it to the stargate to send to
the Ashen Homeworld.
Joe watches in wonder as the gate opens, and the harvester, now
over the gate, dumps some crops (Maybe corn?? Wheat??) down into
Weíre gonna want a few of those.
(As Joe nods) Iím sure that can be arranged,
(A very nice looking young man with
his hair neatly slicked back) Colonel,
I thought I made it clear your weapons
werenít necessary here.
( EXTREMELY sarcastically, laughing)
Oh, I though you were joking around.
(Serious face from Borren) You know,
like ... you always do? (Joe smiles
to himself; Same expression from Borren)
Borren, may I introduce our official
representative ... Ambassador Joseph
Faxon of the United States?
(Taking a step with his hand out) I
bring you greetings from ...
( RUDELY interrupting) I am not your
counterpart. The harvester possesses
a suitable compartment.
He leaves. Sam and Jack share a look with Joe.
JACK (Walking past Joe, patting his shoulder.) Watch the shoes.
Joe looks at Sam, whoís grinning, and they walk away together.
(Walking down the steps in control room)
(To DAVIS) Sergeant, you have something?
Yes, Sir. Let me show you on the Star
Map ... we calculated a total of 5 possible
Stargate coordinates within a 300 light
year radius of P3A-194, the Volien System.
And thereís a good chance one of them
is the Ashen Homeworld?
Well, of the 5, (Pointing to the map)
These 3 were just calculated, so theyíre
unexplored ... (Pointing to another)
This one was determined uninhabitable
by a MALP probe 3 years ago ... But,
Sir, this one ... (He points to P4C-970)
This gate was blocked out of our dialing
computer by YOUR order, 7 months ago.
Youíre telling me that thereís a 1 in
4 chance that the Ashen home world is
a planet that I ordered off limits ?
Sergeant, have SG teams 3, 12, and 15
report for to the briefing room as soon
Davis leaves, and Hammond stands in front of the map, looking
up at P4C-970, appalled.
(To a farmer) Kehl? Itís uh ... Daniel
Jackson, and TealíC.
You said youíd not likely be this way
Yeah, we wanted to learn more about
your relationship with the Ashen.
What would you like to know?
If they are honorable.
Yeah. I wouldnít have put it quite that
way, but ...
Theyíve been friends to us for a long
as I can remember. I was raised by an
Ashen family. Orphan. They give medicine
freely ... machines freely ... light
and heat for our homes.
Really? So, theyíve never been ... unreasonable
with your people in any way?
They just float around in their harvesters
mostly, what few of them there are.
Then you maintain freedom from their
If freedom is being left alone ... we
(Shares a look with TealíC) OK! Well,
Uh ... when next you speak to one ...
tell him I got Ď iron root í in my south
field. I canít remove it myself ...
need one of those machines.
Ď Iron Root. Ď Well, maybe we can help.
(Steps up on a pedestal) Stand here.
(Sam, Jack, and Joe do it, and after
pressing in a code, they are transported
up to the ship)
JACK (Joe is grinning away) Oh, yeah. Weíre gonna want a few
of these, too. (Joe laughs)
The walk in the door, and Mellon ( Why do the bad guys have to
be so good looking?! ;)) is standing there looking as handsome
Ambassador, allow me to introduce your
counterpart from our federation ...
(Holds out his hand, Mellon looks at
it like heís crazy) I offer greetings
from our President and hope that we
can forge a friendship that can enrich
both our people.
( NOT shaking his hand) This seating
arrangement is suitable for our negotiations.
(Sam and Joe follow Mellon, Jack stops
at Borren) I assume there are facilities
In the next compartment.
Just wanted to make sure before we flew
The harvester will remain in the vicinity
of the Stargate during the negotiations.
OK ... mind if I check out the view
first? (Looks out the balcony to the
fields below) Daniel, TealíC? Weíre
on board one of their harvesters. When
you get back, report to Hammond, let
him know the proceedings have begun.
(Walking in a field) Copy that. And
uh ... good luck!
Danny , TealíC and Kehl are walking in a grassy field.
Here it is. (Iron bars are shown, it
looks like a bridge) And it goes deep,
I tell you that.
(Sighs) Kehl, we can ... (Sighs again)
... probably take care of that with
TealíCís staff weapon.
General Hammondís request was to gather
Well, he also said we should ... Dig
a little deeper. (MWAHAHA! Way to take
Hammond literally, Danny! ;))
TealíC cocks his head.
Thereís a jug of my best sweet water
in it for ya if ya manage.
He leaves, and Danny gets on his knees and does the archeologist
thing, moving dirt around.
Have you discovered something, DanielJackson?
Oh, God! I hope not! (But he KNOWS he
did! ;)) (Quietly) Probably, though.
Our position is straightforward. (Jack
looks bored, scratching his head ;))
You have discovered the means to travel
between Stargates throughout the galaxy
... several hundred worlds, Iím told?
And you seek technologies for the purposes
of defense against hostile races you
have encountered on these travels?
Yes, we do!
We agree in principle to provide you
with these defense technologies ...
and much more ... in exchange for your
full disclosure of this Stargate network.
( Sam and Jack share a look) And we
also agree ... in principle.
Danny is climbing down the iron ladder that was sticking out
of the ground. TealíC is standing on the ground already at the
bottom. TealíC moves his flashlight around. Itís a city.
An ancient city once stood here.
I donít know about ancient, certainly
extinct. Iím not one to cough up semantics
here, but even if there was a city here
just a few hundred years ago ... what
What is the current population ... of
Well, if you can forgive me, I donít
know the EXACT number ... uh ... somewhere
in the neighborhood of 6 billion.
Growing at a rate of several million
That growth rate is unsustainable.
You represent the dominant nation?
That is a fair assessment.
And, so, are you taking military action
to curtail this growth?
No, we respect the sovereignty of our
We are pleased to hear that. The worlds
of the Confederation are a partnership
A loud noise is heard.
Do not be alarmed. The harvester is
continuing itís normal operations.
While you may ... Respect ... these
neighbors ... you have not yet revealed
to them the existence of your Stargate.
Not to all.
Any treaty with the people of Earth
... must be with ALL ... the people
Sam and Jack share a look. Joe looks at each of them.
I think we can agree to that.
(He and TealíC are walking thru the
city) The level of technology appears
to be similar to early 20th century
Earth, Iíd say circa 1910.
There appear to be no sign of a battle,
I can tell you that barring natural
disaster, you know it takes the forces
of nature several centuries to bury
a city ... this place just looks like
itĎs been ... plowed over recently.
Perhaps to create farmland.
Maybe the Voliens have their version
of a leg movement. Whoever did this,
either the Voliens or Ashen, probably
did it long after the city was already
There are no human remains.
Exactly. So, the question is ... Why?
Looks like the public building just
kinda go into the ground.
(Watching Danny walk up some steps preparing
to go into the building) It may be extremely
(Standing at the door) Yes, it may.
(Turns, flashing light on TealíCís face)
Iím gonna go inside ... take a look
TealíC follows him.
(Talking to team leaders, one looks
like Stan, the negotiator, IĎm not sure.)
Several months ago, we received a message
thru the Stargate, that simply stated:
Under no circumstances, go to P4C-970.
The one from the future?
Thatís the theory, Major. We donít know
the circumstances in which it was written,
only that the signature and the blood
found on the note match Colonel OíNeillís.
We just determined that the race of
people weíre negotiating with, The Ashen,
may be from one of these 4 planets.
Thatís your mission. Have your teams
ready to embark once the MALPs have
determined youíre good to go.
Back to the negotiations ... Joe looks ready to say something.
Just ... out of curiosity ... what kind
of defense technologies are we talking
about? Space guns? Force fields? ...
(Sharing a look with Borren) This is
an example of a bio-weapon. (A big purple
circle with smaller circles moving around
in it.) We can make available to you.
A living, radioactive, genetic material
that may be designed to attack only
the specific DNA of your enemy. (Turns
it off) We have a number of efficient
Jack clears his throat Joeís way.
(Looks at Jack) Well, weíd want efficient
... That weíd take military action only
against your enemies ... and not your
friends ... of course. The question
arises ... Ď Why have these friends
of Earth not yet provided you with the
defense technologies that you seek from
Most of the advanced races that we have
befriended have hesitated to share their
technologies with us for fear that we
will use it to destroy ourselves.
True friends would endeavor to prevent
that. You have changed the way in which
we view the universe. Do not underestimate
what we offer in return for that gift.
We can put an end to disease, double
the human lifespan, provide the means
to cross entire continents in a single
step, much more than simply a means
to defend yourself against your enemies.
We offer Earth membership within the
Ashen Confederation. (The three humans
(After the gate is shown dialing) Chevron
1 encoded ...
(Faintly heard over intercom) Hammond,
(Grabbing phone on side of console)
(Faint over noise of gate) This is Hammond.
Yes, Sir. Weíve just ...
Chevron 2 encoded.
May I ask why?! (A second later) Understood.
(Hangs up) (To Davis) Sergeant, abort
the dialing sequence.
Yes, Sir. Aborting dialing sequence.
SG-15, your recon mission has be scrubbed
till further notice ... you may stand
Sir? Whatís going on?
Thatís what I aim to find out.
Daniel and TealíC are seen running thru the building. Rocks are
It would not be wise to attempt that
(With a cylinder) OK. Now, if Iím right,
(Opening cylinder) These are newspapers
It seems to be faint pictures.
Yes, and hopefully theyíll say 1,000
words ... it seems to be similar to
ancient Celtic text I found in Wales.
I should be able to make some of this
out. (TealíC looks up nervously as more
of the building appears to crumble)
We need to go thru all of these, weíre
looking for a big headline.
This cavern may be unstable. I believe
it would be best if we returned to the
I donít think so ... if this doesnít
serve our purpose, weíll have to take
another look around. If the Ashen really
do have something to hide, I donít think
weíre gonna get a second chance.
Colonel ... you seem pensive.
No, I was just thinking. Youíre offering
a lot more than we asked for.
Our motives are not selfless. Perhaps
you offer more than you give yourself
Access to the Stargate network?
And a promise of much more, Major Carter.
An introduction to the advanced races
that you have befriended just as the
Volien have introduced you to us. Your
ways and culture will enrich ours. The
Ashen are not the natural explorers
that you so obviously are. Fortified
by our technology, you can continue
your exploration ... share with us what
(Long sigh) You understand, I have to
present your offer to our leaders?
Youíll find we are a very patient people,
Ambassador. (Joe nods, Borren rises)
In the meantime, I will also confer
with MY leadership, and recommend to
them the immediate commencement of trade
between our worlds. (They all rise)
I look forward to our future together.
So do I.
(Skeptical) Well, that was ... easy
This was just the first stage. If you
thought this was easy, believe me, you
wonít feel that way when weíre done.
Am I the only one who has a BAD feeling
(Sam raises her eyebrows) Yes. (Leaves)
(Whispers) Just checkiní.
Hereís something. The headline says
something about Pandemic, some sort
of ... I canít translate that ... maybe
Fever. Now, assuming the Ashen are
the newcomers in this article, they
provided a ... canít translate that
word ... I donít know ... appears to
be some sort of ... Vaccine. And the
Volien people were immensely grateful.
What serves to prove the Ashen people
Actually, all it proves is that the
city was abandoned sometime after they
made contact with the Ashen. Cities
are usually abandoned when civilizations
Perhaps they relocated elsewhere within
the Ashen Confederation.
I just donít like the sound of that
either ... Kehl said heíd never been
This city has been abandoned for many
Yes, but. Long enough for Kehl to have
absolutely NO idea it was ever here?
Welcome back. As per your instructions,
Ambassador, an Air Force Jet is standing
by at Peterson to take you back to Washington
just as soon as youíre cleared by our
Thank you, General. (Looks at Sam and
Jack) History will remember your contribution
OíNeill! (Holds up 2 fingers) 2 Lís.
(Chuckles) And Major, next time Iím
in the neighborhood, I know a restaurant
that beats your Mess hands down.
(Smiles) Iíd like that.
(Smiles at Joe, Sam, then Hammond) Well,
General. I think it might be time to
reconsider this retirement thing.
Not yet, Colonel. Come with me. (The
look at each other, then follow Hammond)
(At the star map, P4C-970 is shown)
The President doesnít want to risk such
a potentially rewarding alliance on
the bases of a note that may or may
not have be a warning from the future.
I knew that thing was gonna come back
to haunt me.
General, to confirm the Ashen are from
a world other than 970 is only prudent.
And if we encounter the Ashen on one
of those other worlds?
They wouldnít be too happy about it.
It could jeopardize the treaty.
Send a probe!
For all we know, sending a Probe is
what caused the problem you were trying
to avoid by sending the note.
Well, technically, I havenít sent it
yet. If I get a chance again, Iím sure
gonna fill it with a lot more detail.
We you were probably trying to limit
the causality violation by keeping it
(Looking at her, smiling, rather sarcastically)
I wonder whose Idea THAT was. (Grins)
(She looks away grinning.) Sir, you
know me! I wouldnít have sent the note
without a damn good reason! The President
should know that!
Heís under a lot of pressure to present
a concrete benefit of the Stargate program
before the next election.
(Groaning) Ooohhh ... here we go!
(Sam scoffs) The bottom line is, he
wants us out of it. From now on, this
treaty is a State matter.
Well, what did Daniel and TealíC find
They havenít returned yet. (Jack looks
The Ashen vaccine had a side effect.
I donít know what. Well, if the Ashen
wrote about it, I know itís big news
How would you know this DanielJackson?
Well, itís in big, black letters ...
Ashen Vaccine Causes ... something
... I donít know what it is, but I
donít think itís a good thing.
These picture appear to be much like
those we saw of people celebrating.
Ah ... I donít think theyíre celebrating
... I think theyíre rioting.
(Over radio) Daniel? TealíC?
(Into radio) Weíre in an underground
cavern. The Ashen know weíre down here?
(He and Sam are walking in a field)
Negative. Kehl said you were digging
a hole around here?
(Quietly) Yeah. (Louder) Um ... stay
put. Weíll come meet you.
(He and Sam stop walking in the field,
he looks around) Boy, when they dig
a hole ...
(Into radio) Daniel, where exactly ARE
Weíre in the ... buried ruins of the
Volien Unionís Capital City. (TealíC
cocks his head toward Danny) By all
accounts, a thriving Metropolis, I guess
... I think, until the Ashen wiped them
(In the briefing room) OK, hereís what
we know ... around 200 years ago, the
Volien were a thriving Urban civilization
approximating turn of the century North
America in terms of technology.
That wasnít very long ago.
No, it wasnít.
What happened to them?
Well, all we know is that there was
a flu pandemic similar to the one on
Earth in 1918, that killed over 20 million
people. Now, THAT ... is when the Ashen
Thru the Stargate?
Actually in ships. You See? The Volien
gate wasnít discover until years later.
The befriended the Voliens, offered
them a vaccine for their epidemic ,
and saved their world. Now, by all accounts,
the Ashen were heroes to the Volien,
and the friendship lasted for years.
But, then, something happened.
I donít know.
We found no evidence of a battle.
I found one clue ... here. (Points to
the newspaper clipping up on the projector)
Uh ... this word loosely translates
as Medicine/vaccine/drug ... from the
newcomers , followed by causes, followed
by ... some word I canít translate.
Now, this was the LATEST issue of the
paper we could find, which most likely
indicates the paper shut down or WAS
shut down the very next day.
(Brainstorming) Vaccine causes ... what?!
I donít know. But it caused something
cause in the span of 200 years, the
Voliens went from an urban civilization
of millions to an Agrarian civilization
of thousands AFTER they were ĎSavedí
by the Ashen.
General, you have to speak to the President.
I just tried. Heís being briefed by
the Ambassador, and wonít take my calls.
General, I never did cash in on that
open invitation to visit the White House.
Remember? Last time we saved the world?
A stretch Limousine is shown on a road approaching the Capital
Building. Jack, looking OH! So yummy in dress blues is in the
Driver? (Driver looks in rear-view mirror)
Pennsylvania Avenue is that way. (Points
in the back)
Weíre picking up another passenger,
The car stops, and the door opens. Jack rolls his eyes as Senator
Kinsley sits down.
(Sarcastically) Colonel Starsky! Or
is it Hutch? I could never remember
which one you are.
Kinsey! What the hell are you doing
I know this is a little more upscale
than youíre used to ... but I wanted
a comfortable place to talk. (He helps
himself to the bar, probably a cognac.
;)) Uh ... drink?
I have an appointment.
No ... you donít. (Takes a sip) You
should have heard the President when
he heard you were coming to change his
mind, man, oh, man, he can be cool.
The treatyís a mistake.
You were the one who recommended it
in the first place.
(Pointed) I was WRONG!
Hell, this was worth it just to hear
THAT! Let me tell you what it comes
down to, Colonel. Those of us who have
actually been voted into office would
like the opportunity to make the damn
decisions about the governments we make
You donít have all the information!
I know all about the note.
Which is why you should take it seriously.
Weíve got these experts who know these
things. And they tell me that he ink
on your note was a new, biodegradable
something or other that hasnít QUITE
been invented yet.
(Rolls eyes) Whatís your point?
Whatís the future really like, Colonel.
You can tell me.
As far as I know, it hasnít happened
But it has for you. Hell, youíve been
back in time, forward in time ... youíve
seen it all. I just wonder how things
turn out. You know ... without you being
a hero anymore.
This has nothing to do with me.
And I wonder how far youíd go in stopping
me from becoming President of the United
You think this is about YOU?! (Kinsley
just looks at him) Oh, of all the self-centered,
Egotistical ?! YOUíRE the one who canít
stop playing *GOD* with our future!
(Jack rolls his eyes) The minute we
try to make a DEAL for Alien Technology,
YOU decide that theyíre the wrong KIND
of Aliens. Even our Current Presidentís
begun to see the Pattern, and Boy, he
used to LOVE you! Rest assured, we know
all about the 70% probabilities, the
1 in 4 chances ...
Kinsey, Youíre in WAY over your head!
Am I? This is really a Political Matter,
Colonel, which will require bi-lateral
approval, and thatís why the President
put *ME* ... in charge of the next stage
of negotiations. (Into phone) Driver,
Stop at the Athletic Club, please. (To
Jack) Oh, youíll get your invitation
to the White House soon enough, Colonel
... just not tonight. ( To Driver) Uh,
Jonathan, when we get to the Athletic
Club, Iíll step out. You go on and take
our guest ... back to Andrewís. (Holds
up his drink to salute him before drinking
Back at the Base, Jack is looking out at the gate.
Apparently, we have agreed to make a
token gesture of our good faith. Ambassador
Faxon will deliver it personally, and
return with an Ashen Delegation to meet
Weíre actually going ahead with this?
Iím told weíre proceeding with caution.
What are we offering?
A number of gate coordinates.
(Sarcastically, to himself) There goes
Ambassador Faxon has asked that Colonel
OíNeill and Major Carter accompany him
I thought we were out of it?
(Dannyís shown, having a light bulb
moments, takes a notebook and pencil,
and writes on the paper.) Apparently,
heís insisted. Senator Kinseyís agreed,
but only to Major Carter, which presents
us with a window of opportunity.
What can I do?
Force their hand somehow.
If we accuse them directly, they may
(Shown sitting next to TealíC, copying
from the newspaper) We may not have
to. (Looks at the paper) I have an idea.
(Hands the paper to Sam)
(She takes the paper, and looks at Danny,
worried) Major, I canít ORDER you to
I know, Sir ... when do we leave?
In the gate room, the gate is noisily dialing. Kinsey is standing
behind Davis grinning.
Chevron 1 encoded.
Historic day, General.
Letís hope so. Senator.
I was referring to your retirement.
Chevron 2 encoded.
Joe , dressed in a suit, walks in the embarkation room. Sam walks
up to him.
(Jokingly) Major? Is that what youĎre
(Looks back at Hammond, who nods) (To
Joe) (Quietly, and seriously) (Barely
audible over gate noise) Sir, I have
a lot to tell you and not a lot of time
to do it, so please, listen carefully.
(Seriously) All right.
The harvester is shown, then they are shown being transported
up into the hull.
Mellon, Borren ...
Ambassador, Major Carter ...
Colonel OíNeill has not accompanied
His duties require him elsewhere. Of
course, it is my pleasure to offer a
gesture of our own ... coordinates and
Stargate symbols to several new world.
(The coordinates are in a laptop) (Confused)
It ... is ... our ... honor to ... receive
such a gift.
Joe bows, and smiles. Borren looks at the laptop , confused.
Mellon is turning the computer around trying to figure out what
the hell it is. ;)
(Noting their confusion) Oh, let me
... the coordinates are on a hard drive
in the laptop. (She takes it, and puts
it on the table) Itíll just take a moment
She opens it, and types something. Mellon is shown looking at
it, the words Loading with the line goes across the screen.
(Weíve all seen it, right?! ;))
Our leaders would also like to extend
an invitation to Earth ... to formalize
All in time. (The coordinates are shown
flashing across the screen.)
By the way, Borren, could you read this
aloud for me? (Takes out the paper)
I couldnít quite translate it.
Of course ... (Takes the paper) Sterility.
Mellon, hearing the word, looks up from the computer, to Sam
and Joe. Borren looks confused.
We knew what you were planning, Mellon,
this just confirms it.
What are you talking about?
Vaccine causes Sterility ... that was
the headline. (Borren looks at Mellon)
You wiped out most of the Volien population,
and turned their entire world into farmland.
Youíll do the same to Earth.
Lock them in here, we have a treaty
If we donít come back alive, the treaty
Well, thatíll be your loss ... we have
what we wanted.
(Watches them leave, turns to Joe) Iím
What do you think theyíll do?
I donít know.
OíNeill sent the note to prevent this
from happening. (Sam looks away) We
were so sure.
(Grabs his arm) Listen ... (Sounds of
gate activating) Theyíre opening the
Stargate! (They run out to the balcony.
The harvester is shown over the gate.)
Theyíre dialing Earth! (A loud noise
is heard, they look down)
What is that?!
(Steps away from the edge) I donít know.
(Starts removing her gear from her back)
But we gotta find out. (He helps her
take off her backpack.) When I get to
the bottom ... (Sheís tying up a rope
on the railing) follow me down. Weíll
only have a few seconds over the gate.
(She climbs up over the railing) Just
do what I tell you, when I tell you.
(Heís helping her with the rope) Trust
Joe helps her get over, and she starts lowering herself. He watches
as she slowly makes her way down. He hears a noise, and turns
to see Borren.
Whereís Major Carter?!
Sam is shown as the gate opens, nearly touching her body. Joe
looks back down at her, then turns toward Borren. He charges,
and tackles the Ashen. (Eat your heart out, The Rock! ;)) Sam
sends the signal to keep the iris open.
(Yelling) AMBASSADOR!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She looks up to the railing where he previously was, then down
to the open gate, then back up to the railing, her attention
is diverted by the biological weapon she was shown earlier being
lowered over the gate. Her eyes widen.
(Yelling From the railing) GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She looks up into his eyes, and he nods his head in confirmation.
She has a look of angst. She sees him being hauled back by Borren.
She looks down at the gate, then cuts her cord, making a freefall
ON HER BACK thru the gate. Travelerís view is shown going thru
the gate. She is shown FLYING thru the gate, landing on her BACK
on the ramp, and doing a couple of flips, landing at the bottom
of the ramp, laying across the steps, holding her arm.
(Yelling) CLOSE THE IRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The iris closes, and a thump is heard. A medic runs to help Sam,
as Kinsey walks in.
(To Jack) WHAT in Godís name is going
(In pain) When they knew we were on
to them, they launched a bio-weapon.
(Looking at Jack) COLONEL!
I had to warn you, I couldnít wait for
the ambassador. Iím sorry, Sir.
Colonel! I asked you a question!
(Ignoring the Senator) You did good,
Thank you , Sir.
Letís get her to the infirmary NOW!
COLONEL! (Jack grins) I swear, OíNeill.
Thereís gonna be an investigation into
Thatíd be fine! (Hammond grins) OíNeill
2 Lís! (Holding up 3 fingers)
I guess we dodged the bullet there,
Senator Kinsley seem most displeased.
(TealíC looks amused)
Yeah, thatís a crying shame, isnít it?
(Hammond laughs to himself)
I just hope we donít regret giving them
those gate addresses.
I donít think we will ... the first
one being a black hole and all ... they
get progressively darker from there.
(To Sam, still being stabilized) Carter?
You all right?
She smiles and nods.