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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 416

                                         "2010"

                                           By

                                      Brad Wright




               A man is reading the Washington Post. The headline reads "Aschen 
               promise anti-ageing vaccine worldwide." Carter walks up.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Hon, I am so sorry.

               
                                     JOE
                         Its's all right.

               
                                     CARTER
                         No, if you were this late I'd --

               
                                     JOE
                         Hon, I know how busy you are, don't 
                         worry about it besides it's a beautiful 
                         day to wait. And wait.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Have you eaten?

               
                                     JOE
                         Yeah I'm sorry honey I had to, I'm scheduled 
                         to be offworld by 13:30. (Off her look) 
                         What?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I just found out.

               
                                     JOE
                         I thought for sure this time.

               
               The waitress comes over with the bill.

               
               JOE (CONTD) (handing over the bill) Thanks very much.

               
                                     CARTER
                         They said it isn't either one of us, 
                         we just have to keep trying.
 
               
                                     JOE
                         Not that I mind the trying... (She smiles 
                         at that) I just... thought we'd be working 
                         on our second child by now.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Me too

               
                                     JOE
                         Walk me to the terminal?

               
               They appear on a stepping stone at the terminal.

               
                                     JOE
                         Maybe we should get a second opinion
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         The Aschen are hundreds of years more 
                         advanced in medicine than we are.
 
                         
               
               They get inside the terminal.

               
                                     CARTER
                         So How long will you be gone?

               
                                     JOE
                         Ahh well, I have to visit that new embassy 
                         on the southern continent, then I have 
                         to tour the nine planets...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You're kidding..

               
                                     JOE
                         Of course I'm kidding. You don't think 
                         I'd miss your Anniversary ceremony tomorrow?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's no big deal, I just --

               
                                     JOE
                         Oh it's no a big deal..If it wasn't 
                         for you, we'd have never even met the 
                         Aschen. (beat) I'll be back tonight 
                         okay
 
               
                                     ANNOUNCEMENT (V.0.)
                         Outbound travellers to the Confederation 
                         planets please stand by in the departure 
                         area.
 
               
                                     JOE
                         Bye

               
                                     CARTER
                         Bye.

               
               They kiss. Joe goes down an escalator to the Stargate, which 
               is in the open.
 
               
                                     TITLES
                         
               
               A ceremony by the Stargate. Sam, Daniel and Teal'c are in attendence. 
               Five Air Force people walk up the ramp. A big screen comes down 
               over the Gate and the President appears.
 
               
               ANNOUNCEMENT (V.0.) Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the 
               United States.
 
               
                                     PRESIDENT KINSEY
                         My fellow Americans. Ten years ago this 
                         very day, a team code named S G- 1, 
                         then working in secret, came upon an 
                         alien race: The Aschen. With that introduction 
                         I was able to forge the greatest alliance 
                         this country, indeed, this world has 
                         ever known...
 
               
               People clap.

               
                                     PRESIDENT KINSEY
                         I read now from Colonel Jack O'Neill's 
                         mission report of that first contact: 
                         These folks sound too good to be true. 
                         Willing to share their science and technology, 
                         friendly, smarter than we are. One thing's 
                         for sure: The goa'uld are coming... 
                         The Aschen could save our asses. (beat) 
                         Well, guess what Jack? They did.
 
               
               The crowd laughs and applauds, as the President smiles.

               
               
               They do. The crowd applauds as an Official of the President offers 
               each of them a medal.
 
               
                                     PRESIDENT KINSEY
                         Though the nations business has kept 
                         me from being with you in person, nonetheless 
                         I want to thank you from the bottom 
                         of my heart for what you've done for 
                         me, and for our country. God bless you 
                         all.
 
               
               SEVEN AIRMEN -- raise their rifles, and fire their guns in unison, 
               three times.
 
               
               THE CROWD -- applauds, including Human and Aschen dignitaries...
 
               
               
               A reception in SG-l's honour. Carter stands alongside her husband, 
               Joe, chatting with Fraiser, Daniel and Teal'c. Several hold champagne 
               glasses.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         To General Hammond.

               
               They clink glasses.

               
               
                                     CARTER
                         I miss him. Especially today.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah how long has it been anyway?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It has been Six years.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Which reminds me, what was Jack's excuse? 
                         I expected to see him here.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill has made his feelings very clear 
                         concerning the Aschen alliance.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, he could have come to see us.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         I almost didn't come myself.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         It's easier for you, Daniel. I mean 
                         your job wasn't made obsolete - and 
                         If I (stopping herself as she sees) 
                         Mollem.
 
               
                                     MOLLEM
                         Forgive me for interrupting...(then 
                         to Joe) Ambassador? The Aschen delegation 
                         is eager to hear about your visit to 
                         our South Continent.
 
               
                                     JOE
                         Yep, It would be my pleasure.

               
               
                                     JOE
                         Well I think we can safely assume I'll 
                         be late. Doctors, Teal'c congratulations 
                         again
 
               
               He kisses her, then leaves.

               
                                     CARTER
                         So: Where are we going?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I had planned to return to Chulak.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Oh come on Teal'c, we haven't seen each 
                         other in ages. Please.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Very well

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Dinner?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sounds great.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yes dinner

               
                                     CARTER
                         Great to see you again.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         I'll see you soon.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Bye

               
               Sam kisses Teal'c while Janet kisses Daniel. Sam then kisses 
               Daniel and Teal'c nods at Janet. Daniel walks off. Sam and Janet 
               walk off together.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         So,

               
                                     FRAISER
                         What?

               
                                     CARTER
                         What was that?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         What was what?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Going on again about being obsolete.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Think about it Sam. We've all taken 
                         the anti ageing vaccine and the anti 
                         cancer vaccine...and now The Aschen 
                         have these medical machines that can 
                         reverse tissue damage and mend broken 
                         bones... (beat) I mean where does that 
                         leave me?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I guess when you put it that was I know 
                         what you mean...I mean Half the time 
                         the science they're talking about is 
                         so far over my head, I feel like a lab 
                         assistant...
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Ah but you have something to do.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Okay enough of that, tell me by any 
                         chance are you and Joe..?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Not yet. They say it isn't either one 
                         of us; we Just have to keep trying...
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         You know they still let me keep an office 
                         in Washington even though I have nothing 
                         to do. So I'd be more than happy to 
                         give you a check up.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         No they said I was fine --

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Sam, the medicine I practiced may seem 
                         like the dark ages now, but I was your 
                         doctor for a long time. How long have 
                         you been trying?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Almost three years.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yes

               
                                     CARTER
                         When can we do this?

               
               Janet's Office.

               
               Carter sits in a small office, her examination already having 
               been completed. She doesn't have to wait long before Fraiser 
               comes in from the adjoining room.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Hey. Sorry to keep you waiting, but 
                         I just wanted to double-check my results...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         And I'm fine. Right?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Sam, I don't know how your Aschen doctor 
                         could have missed, it, and frankly I 
                         just don't think it's possible he could 
                         have --
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         You can't have children.

               
                                     CARTER
                         They said everything was normal --
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         In every other way it is --

               
                                     CARTER
                         Then this is a mistake.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Here let me show you the scan.

               
               She turns the computer screen around.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         There's no room for interpretation. 
                         Clearly your ovaries are damaged.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Why? (Almost tearfully)

               
                                     FRAISER
                         I don't know. I don't know what may 
                         have caused it or when it may have happened 
                         but obviously it was some time.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         No. I want to know why the Aschen doctors 
                         looked me in the eye and told me that 
                         I was okay. Why did they lie to me? 
                         (Sam's crying now)
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         I don't know. But I'm willing to help 
                         you find out.
 
               
               Carter's Lab.

               
               Carter enters her research lab, where MOLLEM, her Aschen supervisor, 
               waits for her. She's late.
 
               
                                     MOLLEM
                         I've been waiting.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sorry.

               
                                     MOLLEM
                         Is there something wrong?

               
                                     CARTER
                         No.

               
                                     MOLLEM
                         All right.

               
               Mollem activates a hologram projector.

               
               THE HOLOGRAM -- shows the solar system.

               
                                     MOLLEM
                         We're still not finding the necessary 
                         material to initiate the conversion.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We'll just have to find a way to collapse 
                         it faster; revise the calculations.
 
                         
               
                                     MOLLEM
                         Interesting.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Am I wrong?

               
                                     MOLLEM
                         Oh, no, you're absolutely correct, it's 
                         just that a year or so ago you never 
                         thought this project was possible and 
                         now you seem so... determined.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You've convinced me.

               
               He touches a button and the hologram disappears.

               
                                     MOLLEM
                         Did your people ever imagine converting 
                         a planet into a star?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         No. I doubt it.

               
                                     MOLLEM
                         I should think you would have at least 
                         considered the possibility, considering 
                         the rapid growth of your population 
                         and the viability of the planet.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Humans don't think quite as far ahead 
                         as the Aschen seem to.
 
               
                                     MOLLEM
                         All right, since you're so determined, 
                         revise the calculations.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         If I use our computers it will take 
                         weeks... on the other hand, if I can 
                         interface with the Aschen computer core.
 
                         
               
                                     MOLLEM
                         You know that's strictly for Aschen 
                         personnel.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's not like you haven't given me access 
                         before.
 
               
                                     MOLLEM
                         Samantha... Why do I let you talk me 
                         into this?
 
               
               He enters a command, and the screen changes colour slightly.
 
               
               
                                     MOLLEM
                         There. You have core access.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you, Mollem.

               
               Carter smiles. Mollem leaves her alone to work. Then her smile 
               disappears.
 
               
               THE DOOR OPENS -- and FRAISER enters.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Are you in?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Not yet...

               
                                     FRAISER
                         The medical subcore has its own code 
                         you're not going to be able to access 
                         --
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm in, I'm in. (beat) Now what?

               
                                     CARTER (CONT'D)
                         Its calling for search parameters.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Right.Try medical records.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't think I'm going to find anything 
                         specific to me in here...
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         So maybe this has happened to some other 
                         people. Do a general search. Human reproductive 
                         statistics.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         That's it.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         You can read this?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Oh that can't be right. If I'm reading 
                         this properly, the world wide birth 
                         rate has dropped almost ninety one percent 
                         in the last two years.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         What?

               
                                     CARTER
                         That's what it says right here. These 
                         are Aschen numbers,
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yeah but we would know --

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's happening everywhere the anti ageing 
                         vaccine has gone.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Turn it off.

               
                                     CARTER
                         They're doing it systematically --
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Just turn it off, please.

               
               FRAISER (CONT'D) okay,we can't let them know we know.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Mollem leaves me alone for hours at 
                         a time,
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Sam, you're on the inside, you don't 
                         see them the same way I do --
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Janet, they have done this to us deliberately; 
                         we have to do something.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         I know but we can't talk about it here. 
                         We'll talk tonight At the Restaurant 
                         okay. I have to go.
 
               
               The Restaurant.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Guys, I think it would be public knowledge 
                         if something this catastrophic was happening 
                         to the entire population.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Would it? The Ashen can convert planets 
                         into stars, you don't think they could 
                         control the media if they wanted to?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Assuming the Aschen could keep something 
                         that big secret... it's been ten years. 
                         Why now?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         We were completely taken in. This way 
                         they didn't have to fire a shot. It's 
                         slow, methodical, painless...
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay then why provide a vaccine that 
                         almost doubles the human life span? 
                         That doesn't make any sense.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Unless that's the mechanism they've 
                         used to sterilize the population
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         they're certainly patient enough. All 
                         they have to do is wait.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then within two hundred years, there 
                         will be very few humans, if any will 
                         remain. The Aschen will have this world 
                         to themselves.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, we have to do something... I don't 
                         know; tell somebody.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         The night before General Hammond died 
                         he called me and said he needed to speak 
                         with me about something very important. 
                         Something that he couldn't discuss over 
                         the phone. (beat) The next day I told 
                         the Ashen doctors, I said this is impossible, 
                         he could not have died of a heart attack 
                         he was in perfect health, but they said 
                         their diagnostic machines were infallible.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You believe he was murdered.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         At the time, no, I believed the same 
                         as everyone else: the Aschen were our 
                         saviours...
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So we can't tell anyone, we have to 
                         keep this to ourselves.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well I have to tell Joe.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Maybe you shouldn't.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Daniel If you're even suggesting he 
                         knows about this --
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm just saying that it's all of our 
                         lives are at stake here --
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes He can help us!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         How? Say he goes to the President; The 
                         President goes to the rest of the world. 
                         Even if what's left of every army on 
                         Earth mobilizes... what would they be 
                         able to do?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Fight back.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They would be defeated. As were the 
                         Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We have to think of something else.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Like what?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't know ... contact the Tollan; 
                         find the survivors of the Tok'ra, there 
                         have to be some left out there. Teal'c, 
                         what about the Jaffa?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Few remain loyal to the Tauri since 
                         the war's end. There are only a few 
                         healthy symbiotes available for implantation.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We don't even control the stargate. 
                         Oh, God... what have we done? This morning 
                         we were celebrating...
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Now I wish we could take it all back.
 
                         
               
                                     WAITRESS
                         Will there be anything else?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Apparently not.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Maybe we can. Take it back.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         How

               
                                     CARTER
                         General Hammond showed us.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He left us a note.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         What, what are you talking about

               
                                     CARTER
                         A number of years ago a freak accident 
                         sent us back to 1969. We know that by 
                         dialling coordinates on the opposite 
                         sides of the sun at the exact moment 
                         of a solar flare it causes the wormhole 
                         to turn back towards Earth on itself 
                         and creates a time distortion
 
               
                                     CARTER (CONT'D)
                         Theoretically, we could send ourselves 
                         a message.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait a second, I thought you said it 
                         was impossible to predict the exact 
                         moment of a solar flare.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         For us, yes, it was. But with access 
                         to Aschen computers...
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Wait a second here... We're considering 
                         changing the lives of the entire human 
                         race on Earth; do we have the right?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         If we don't, then we will live to see 
                         the end of the entire human race on 
                         Earth.
 
               
               Jack's cabin.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Hi.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hi.

               
                                     CARTER
                         So this is the place you kept threatening 
                         to take me. (beat) It's good to see 
                         you, sir.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm retired Carter. Lose the sir.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Right. Jack.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What are you doing here?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It turns out we made a mistake. A big 
                         one.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Which one? We made a few...

               
                                     CARTER
                         Our alliance with the Aschen.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh that not working out, is it? Gosh 
                         I wish I'd seen that coming.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL (CONT'D)
                         Oh, wait... (beat) I did see it coming.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         It isn't what you thought.

               
                                     CARTER
                         A couple of days ago I found out that 
                         I can't ever have children.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm sorry to hear that.

               
               CARTER; So was I.

               
                                     CARTER
                         According to the Aschen doctors I was 
                         fine. But not according to Doctor Fraiser. 
                         We got into the Aschen computer network; 
                         they keep statistics on everything. 
                         In the past couple of years, without 
                         our even knowing it, they have managed 
                         to sterilize over ninety percent of 
                         the population... The other ten percent 
                         are probably just a matter of time. 
                         (beat) We don't know how they've done 
                         it, or even how they've managed to keep 
                         it a secret this long.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What d'you want me to do about it?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Help us.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Do what?

               
                                     CARTER
                         We can undo this --

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh here we go --

               
                                     CARTER
                         We send a message back through the stargate 
                         to ourselves, ten years ago. We stop 
                         this from ever happening.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Stop this from happening?

               
                                     CARTER
                         We know it's possible --

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why am I having this conversation..?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We know what we have to do. I am almost 
                         positive with the Aschen computers and 
                         solar observatory I can predict a flare 
                         a few hours of it happening, and we 
                         should be able to get our hands on a 
                         G.D.O. So it'll come Down to accessing 
                         the gate within that window, dialling 
                         the right address and sending the message.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, if it just comes down to that 
                         -do it
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Look if I thought it was easy, I wouldn't 
                         be standing here asking for your help 
                         --
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Just out of curiosity, say we do this: 
                         What happens to everything that's happened 
                         the past ten years?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It won't happen.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So we don't go to P4C 970; we don't 
                         meet the Aschen, then.... What?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't know.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well let me tell you something, Carter 
                         you want to erase your mistakes, that's 
                         your business. My conscience is clear 
                         I warned everybody, I threw up the red 
                         flag and everyone -- including you I 
                         might add -- shut me down.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm asking you to put that behind us 
                         --
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're not happy with the way things 
                         turned out, I'm sorry to hear that...
 
                         
               
               O'NEILL (CONT'D) Personally, I like things the way they are. 
               No more saving the world, just a nice pond with no pesky fish 
               in it, and the single most pressing issue in my life is whether 
               or not to get a dog...(beat) There're a lot of pros and cons 
               to consider...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Jack - I'm talking about the future 
                         of the human race
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So was I.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We're doing this.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Let me know how it turns out.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Our chances are a lot better with you 
                         than without you.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Let me ask you something: What does 
                         your dearly beloved Ambassador say about 
                         all this?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I haven't had a chance to tell him.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Maybe he can help you.

               
               Sam walks off.

               
               Carter appears on a Stepping stone, where Teal'c and Daniel are 
               waiting. She walks over to them.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         We're on our own.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You're kidding me, he said no?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That is unfortunate.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We can still do this (then to Daniel) 
                         Did you track down the G.D.0's?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ah, yes and no. From what I could gather 
                         in the museum records there's only one 
                         original remote left on display at the 
                         SGC.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay then that's our next stop. Teal'c: 
                         You'd better return to Chulak, We don't 
                         want to arouse any more suspicion than 
                         we already have. It'll take at least 
                         two days but we'll contact you when 
                         it's time.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will be prepared.

               
               The SGC.

               
                                     GUIDE
                         All righty everyone, everyone please 
                         step all the way out, we've arrived 
                         at level 28.
 
               
               GUIDE (CONT'D) Can anyone guess at what special room is on this 
               floor?
 
               
                                     KID
                         The Gate room?

               
                                     GUIDE
                         That's very, very close... Anyone else?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         He's right. It's the Gate room

               
                                     GUIDE
                         What I'm sure many of you don't know 
                         is that officially it was known as the 
                         (making quotes) "embarkation " room 
                         because, that's where the SG teams (making 
                         quotes) "embarked" from. Okay, now we're 
                         walking... This way.
 
               
               The Guide stops at a photo of SG-1.

               
                                     GUIDE
                         And these people comprise the famous 
                         SG-1, arguably the most important -- 
                         although not my personal favourite team 
                         of the entire command.
 
               
               Daniel and Carter exchange a look at that.

               
                                     GUIDE
                         And we're walking...

               
               The Gate Room

               
                                     GUIDE
                         While of course the real stargate is 
                         in Washington at the J.R. Reed Space 
                         Terminal, this one is a perfect replica 
                         of the original. Should you want photos, 
                         they're Twenty-seven dollars each and 
                         please do not touch the stargate itself 
                         as you'll leave fingerprints. "See you 
                         on the other side."
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         This is ridiculous.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We couldn't break away until there were 
                         more people around. Once we're in the 
                         control room --
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Not her personal favourite SG team?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Just don't ask for the photo

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (casually) And we're walking...

               
               O'Neill sits where Hammond would have if he were still alive, 
               at the far end of the briefing room table, studying a few ZATS 
               already in his possession, along with a G.D.O. a piton gun, and 
               a few other things.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey. Thanks for showing.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We decided to take the last tour of 
                         the day. So, when did you decide against 
                         getting a dog?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm still thinking about it. In the 
                         meantime I took the liberty of doing 
                         a little shopping for you.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL (CONT'D)
                         The Zats are completely operational.
 
                         
               
               He slides the G.D.O. across the table.

               
                                     O'NEILL (CONT'D)
                         This, however, presents a problem.
 
                         
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's a replica. . CARTER: Daniel, was 
                         this the only one?
 
               
               A VOICE interrupts them. A very familiar voice we know as that 
               of the TECHNICIAN.
 
               
                                     TECHNICIAN (O.S.)
                         Excuse me, you people aren't supposed 
                         to be --
 
               
                                     TECHNICIAN (CONT'D)
                         Colonel O'Neill?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Sergeant... what're you doing here?
 
                         
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         I work here now. I'm sort of the operations 
                         tech advisor.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh Well you're doing a great job.

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         This section is closed off. (then)You're 
                         here for old time's sake,
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's it exactly.

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Where did you get those?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The Zats? Armory. We're taking them.
 
                         
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         No, no, no.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sergeant, please this is really important: 
                         d'you know where our real G.D.0's went?
 
                         
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         I'm not a sergeant anymore, you're not 
                         Colonels, and you're not supposed to 
                         have that remote either...
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh that's good because actually we don't 
                         want that one we want the real one
 
                         
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         It's In the White House. In the Oval 
                         Office, on the President's desk.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Kinsey grab a souvenir on the way down?
 
                         
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Look guys, I don't know what.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ahh Wal.ter Right now I need you to 
                         trust us. Turn around, walk away, pretend 
                         we weren't even here. I'll bring everything 
                         back I promise. Thursday.
 
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Then you'll tell me what's going on?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Absolutely everything.

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Okay

               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Thursday.

               
               And he goes.

               
               O'NEILL goes back to his piece of paper.

               
               O'NEILL (CONT'D) Okay... Last time I was in the Oval office I 
               got kicked out. Can we do it without a G.D.O?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Radio.

               
                                     CARTER
                         There's an EM dampening field around 
                         the terminal, part of the automated 
                         defenses.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So we're about as far back in time as 
                         we're going to get.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I think I can get it.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Joe?

               
               O'Neill gives her a dubious look.

               
                                     CARTER
                         He's a good guy

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         If you tell him there'll be no going 
                         back.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Of course if you don't tell him, there'll 
                         be ... no going back.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         He'll do it. I know he will.

               
               CARTER'S HOUSE

               
               Carter sits at the end of her bed, waiting, head bowed, nervous. 
               We HEAR a door open and Carter sits up.
 
               
               JOE -- walks in a moment later.

               
                                     JOE
                         Sam, Hey honey. How're you feeling? 
                         You were out this morning before I could 
                         say goodbye
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm fine.

               
                                     JOE
                         Mollem said you left the lab early you 
                         were feeling kinda ill. (off her look) 
                         Honey You're just depressed. We can 
                         just keep trying. Alright
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         No, we can't, Joe. Nobody can.

               
                                     JOE
                         What are you talking about?

               
               THE RESTAURANT

               
               DANIEL, Fraiser and O'Neill sit at a table, over coffee. Daniel 
               hands them a piece of paper.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think this is the note we should send.
 
                         
               
               O'Neill and Fraiser look at it.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         That's it?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I thought about including more information, 
                         but I think in this case the simpler 
                         the better.
 
               
                                     ONEILL
                         Why don't we just stick one on a rock 
                         and throw it through?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It would never make it through the automated 
                         defences.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Can we at least mention who won the 
                         Superbowl in 2004?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         World Series?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No

               
                                     ONEILL
                         Grey Cup.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I put it in my own handwriting so I'll 
                         be able to recognize it when I read 
                         it...
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I think we should all write a note of 
                         our own. Case I don't make it to the 
                         gate, you can keep trying.
 
               
               CARTER'S HOUSE

               
                                     JOE
                         You're wrong.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I saw the numbers, Joe.

               
                                     JOE
                         The Aschen doctors said you were fine.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         This isn't just about me. I read this 
                         right from an Aschen terminal; Mollem 
                         gave me access to work on something 
                         else. The birth rate has been cut over 
                         ninety percent.
 
               
                                     JOE
                         Oh my God. It was supposed to be a third 
                         of that.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You knew?

               
                                     JOE
                         The Aschen insisted on it.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Oh, my God...

               
                                     JOE
                         Honey they see farther ahead than we 
                         do. They knew that if we didn't limit 
                         growth --
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Is that what you call this?

               
                                     JOE
                         This obviously isn't what we agreed 
                         to
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I can't believe this --

               
                                     JOE
                         We didn't have a choice Sam

               
                                     CARTER
                         You sold us out --

               
                                     JOE
                         You think this was my decision -- ?!
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         You could have told me

               
                                     JOE
                         Oh, come on, you know how it works! 
                         Before the Alliance you spent most of 
                         your adult life in secrecy
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Please that was different --

               
                                     JOE
                         Sam It's the same.

               
                                     CARTER
                         No

               
                                     JOE
                         It's exactly the same. (beat) Our population 
                         was unsustainable. Without drastic measures 
                         the Aschen didn't think we were worth 
                         investing in. (off her look) Obviously 
                         they went too far, but I can't believe 
                         they did this deliberately. There must 
                         be some sort of reverse medical procedure 
                         they have.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You still don't get it --

               
                                     JOE
                         Sooner or later the goa'uld would have 
                         wiped us out; would you have preferred 
                         that?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         The Aschen way is slower. That's all..
 
                         
               
                                     JOE
                         They're not limiting growth, they're. 
                         I have to talk to the President.I..
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, you do. But not about this.

               
               CARTER extends her hand. The replica REMOTE is in her palm.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER (CONT'D)
                         I need you to take this iris remote 
                         and change it with the one on the presidents 
                         desk without getting caught. And bring 
                         the other one back to my lab. I need 
                         you to do this first thing tomorrow.
 
                         
               
                                     JOE
                         How am I gonna do that?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Just Come up with some excuse, I don't 
                         care, but you can't say one word about 
                         what we've talked about or they will 
                         kill you.
 
               
               CARTER'S LAB

               
               A HOLOGRAPHIC MODEL of the solar system floats above the table. 
               Then, it ZOOMS closer, until we SEE a ball of fire floating in 
               detail. THE SUN.
 
               
               CARTER, Daniel, and Fraiser stand around it. O'Neill stands near 
               the door, making sure all's clear. He looks at the bright SUN 
               floating near the centre of the room.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hot in here?

               
                                     CARTER
                         This is a real time representation of 
                         the actual sun, recorded by Aschen satellites 
                         all over the solar system.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         How do you use it to predict a flare?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I've been studying Aschen knowledge 
                         of solar dynamics for the Jupiter ignition 
                         project.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         There are significant changes Just beneath 
                         the surface of the sun preceding a flare 
                         that are detectable by the satellite 
                         net... (pointing at a spot on the model) 
                         Look right here... If my calculations 
                         are right, there should be a flare in 
                         about five seconds.
 
               
               They wait. Sure enough a tiny (on this scale) FLARE shoots out 
               from the sun, arcing over the surface.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's it.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Now All we need to do is for the computer 
                         to predict another flare.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         (to Fraiser) Have you got your travel 
                         papers for Chulak?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yeah all set.

               
               Carter hands Fraiser a piece of paper.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Give this to Teal'c. It's the coordinates 
                         he'll need.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Joe's here...

               
                                     O'NEILL (CONT'D)
                         Ambassador.

               
                                     JOE
                         I knew you'd have something to do with 
                         this.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Did you get it?

               
               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you.

               
                                     JOE
                         What do you gonna to do with it?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Send a message.

               
                                     JOE
                         To who?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         To whom. (beat) Let's have it.

               
                                     JOE
                         I'll hand it over if you give me your 
                         word that Samantha will play no part 
                         in this.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I can't do that

               
                                     JOE
                         It's in a briefcase at the customs office 
                         at the Stargate Terminal. They've been 
                         instructed not to release it without 
                         my authorization. (beat) Your word.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We need her to pull this off.

               
                                     JOE
                         Whatever it is, you'll have to do it 
                         without Sam.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Joe, unless I help --

               
                                     JOE
                         This is not negotiable. You don't want 
                         to tell me what it is you're planning, 
                         fine; I'm better off not knowing. But 
                         if it involves G.D.0's, then it involves 
                         the Stargate.And the terminal is the 
                         last heavily defended place left on 
                         Earth. (beat) I will not let you risk 
                         Sam's life.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Okay.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You won't have back up --

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We won't need it.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Um... The sun's beeping.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We have a flare prediction... fifty 
                         seven minutes from now. (to O'Neill) 
                         Is that enough time?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It'll have to do.

               
               STARGATE TERMINAL

               
               Joe brings a box over to Jack.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Thank you.

               
                                     JOE
                         If you can manage, give us enough time 
                         to get away from here --
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The message goes in six minutes.

               
                                     JOE
                         Sam wanted me to wish you good luck.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Give her my best.

               
               Joe just nods at that, and turns to leave.

               
               Jack looks over at Janet who is at the top of the escalator. 
               O'Neill heads into a glassed area on the second level with the 
               briefcase and backpack as
 
               
               DANIEL -- walks past him, also carrying a briefcase. He goes 
               to the top of the escalators and waits.
 
               
               ANNOUNCEMENT (V.0.) Outgoing travellers to Chulak, please stand 
               by in the departure area.
 
               
               Janet goes down the escalator to the Stargate.

               
               Jack loads the piton gun and puts a zat in his bag.

               
               Daniel watches Janet go and waves her off.

               
               OUTSIDE THE TERMINAL

               
               CARTER waits by the Stepping stone area.

               
               JOE -- emerges from the Terminal and greets her.

               
                                     JOE
                         All right Let's go.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm staying. You go if you want to
 
                         
               
                                     JOE
                         C'mon. Sam we gotta go

               
               He takes her arm. She draws it back, angrily, admonishing.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Joe doesn't --

               
                                     JOE
                         Sam. Listen to me. We can work this 
                         out all right. Right now I think it's 
                         best for both of us if we're very far 
                         away from here...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         If they manage to do this it won't matter 
                         where we are.
 
               
               STARGATE TERMINAL

               
               
               MOLLEM -- walks right up to him.

               
                                     MOLLEM
                         Colonel O'Neill?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Melon?

               
                                     MOLLEM
                         Mollem.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Mollem.I'm Sorry it's the war you know 
                         (He taps the side of his head.)
 
               
                                     MOLLEM
                         You didn't come to the Anniversary celebration.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What's to celebrate? I say

               
                                     MOLLEM
                         Surely the Aschen have proven your earlier 
                         misgivings erroneous. For all we've 
                         done.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes.You've certainly done your part.
 
                         
               
                                     MOLLEM
                         What brings you here?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, you know my friend Teal'c. I missed 
                         him at the celebration. He's coming 
                         into town. I brought him a hat.
 
               
               ANNOUNCEMENT (V.0.) Incoming travellers from Chulak. Please stand 
               clear of the Arrival area.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (checking his watch) He's right on time.
 
                         
               
               As Teal'c emerges, with another Jaffa. They are dressed in familiar 
               Jaffa robes. Both carry STAFF weapons.
 
               
               
                                     DIALER
                         I'm sorry, sir, but weapons are not 
                         allowed.
 
               
               Daniel goes through the security scanners

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's archaeological equipment, this 
                         happens every time...
 
               
               DANIEL goes to open the briefcase, looking to TEAL'C

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We carry these for ceremonial purposes 
                         only
 
               
                                     DIALER
                         I'm sorry, but you'll have to let me 
                         have it.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Very well.

               
               And he levels his STAFF at the Dialer, blasting him back several 
               feet.
 
               
               DANIEL -- removes a ZAT from the briefcase, and SHOOTS THE ATTENDANT...
 
               
               
               TEAL'C heads to the DHD, and begins dialling the coordinates 
               that Fraiser gave him.
 
               
               MORE ALARMS -- sound through the building.

               
               MOLLEM -- turns to O'Neill.

               
                                     MOLLEM
                         What's happening?!

               
               Jack shoots Mollem with the zat

               
               ANNOUNCEMENT (V.0) Terrorist attack in progress. Please evacuate 
               the building immediately...
 
               
               AUTOMATED DEFENSES -- From all comers of the room, on the walls, 
               in every nook and cranny begin firing LASER BEAMS toward the 
               DHD, striking Teal'c in the shoulder. He cries out, but manages 
               to dial the last of the coordinates
 
               
               The other JAFFA fires back at the lasers too, but he is struck 
               several times, finally right through the forehead.
 
               
               O'NEILL -- AIMS THE PITON GUN toward the stargate, FIRING A LINE 
               across the expanse, sending the line night over the top of the 
               gate and fasten it on the other side.
 
               
               The Gate opens

               
               TEAL'C -- takes another laser hit, but moves out into the open 
               to draw fire from O'Neill. He fires BLASTS toward the lasers 
               but gets barraged in the process...
 
               
               Jack comes down he line and gets shot, dropping to the floor
 
               
               
               O'NEILL -- gets to his feet, making it almost to the gate, but 
               he's STRUCK DOWN by a barrage of LASERS before he can reach the 
               stargate, and he collapses...dying.
 
               
               DANIEL, shot up with laser blasts, makes his own dash toward 
               the gate, just as
 
               
               CARTER above him on the second level, looking down in horror. 
               She SEES
 
               
               DANIEL -- falling to the floor, getting hit from all angles, 
               and going down.
 
               
               CARTER -- rushes down the escalator...

               
               
                                     JOE
                         Shut off the system! I'm the Confederation 
                         Ambassador, shut down the system
 
               
               That buys Carter some time as she rushes toward the body of O'Neill, 
               and we RAMP into SLOW MOTION, so close to the shimmering puddle, 
               she takes the bloodied message from his hand, stands and TAKES 
               A LASER HIT IN THE BACK.
 
               
               JOE -- can only watch as Carter takes yet another hit...

               
                                     JOE (CONT'D)
                         NO!

               
               
               PRESENT DAY

               
               The TECHNICIAN -- sits at the computer console, reading a confusing 
               message.
 
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Incoming traveller!

               
               SG- 1 is at the star map, planning their next mission, along 
               with GENERAL HAMMOND.Fraiser is also present.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Who is it?

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         It's... SG-1, sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hello...

               
                                     FRAISER
                         How can that be?

               
               Hammond turns to O'Neill, who shrugs.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Let's find out. Defense teams stand 
                         by! (then, to the Technician) Open the 
                         Iris.
 
               
               As the IRIS opens. CLOSE -- on the puddle, as a piece of paper 
               comes out, and flutters to the grating, before it SHUTS DOWN.
 
               
               
               Hammond, Fraiser and SG- 1 enter the gate room,

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (to the defense team) Stand down. (then) 
                         What is it?
 
               
               O'Neill heads up the ramp. He picks up the paper, and walks back 
               down the ramp toward them, reading it with a confused look.
 
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (handing it to Daniel) You tell me.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         (reading aloud) Under no circumstances 
                         go to P4C 970. Colonel Jack O'NEILL.(beat) 
                         That looks like your handwriting.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It is my handwriting. And that's my 
                         signature.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Though you sent no such note.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Sir may I?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         That looks like blood, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Have it analyzed.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General, wasn't 970 on our mission list?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It was. Not anymore. I'm not taking 
                         any chances (calling up to the control 
                         room) I want P4C 970 removed from the 
                         dialing computer immediately. Dismissed.
 
                         
               
               Hammond walks out. Sam, Daniel and Teal'c stand at the base of 
               the ramp while Jack sits on the side of the ramp
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I wonder why you sent it... I wonder 
                         when.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah. You gotta wonder..

               
               THE END

               

2010



Writers :   Brad Wright
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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