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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 514

                                       "48 HOURS"

                                           By

                                    Robert C. Cooper




               OFF WORLD.

               
               SG1 are running away from two gliders which are firing on them. 
               There are explosions in the background as they fire. Daniel reaches 
               the DHD and starts dialling. Teal'c aims that cannon thing from 
               The Fifth Man and Jack and Sam also shoot at the gliders. The 
               Gate engages.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Go!

               
               Sam and Daniel run towards the Gate as Jack reloads his P90. 
               The gliders come back around over the Gate and Jack is hit and 
               thrown backwards. Teal'c moves to help him up and they then see 
               an Al-kesh rising from behind the trees.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Let's go.

               
               The Al-kesh starts to fire. Jack reaches the Gate and dives through. 
               Teal'c reaches the top of the steps and looks back. We see Tanith 
               piloting the Al-kesh. Teal'c then fires on the window where Tanith 
               was and it explodes. Teal'c turns and goes through the Stargate. 
               The Al-kesh plummets towards the ground and explodes taking the 
               DHD and Gate with it.
 
               
               GATEROOM

               
               The Gate disengages. Jack, Sam and Daniel look on in disbelief. 
               Hammond walks in.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Where's Teal'c?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I don't know Sir. He was right behind 
                         me.
 
               
               TITLES

               
               CONTROL ROOM.

               
               Hammond walks up the stairs and Jack follows holding a bandage 
               on his head.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, are you okay?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We have to go back Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What was your situation?

               
                                     CARTER
                         We were being pursued by gliders and 
                         an al-kesh.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Teal'c was right with me. He could still 
                         be alive.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (To Tech Davis) Dial P3X116. We'll try 
                         and raise him on his radio.
 
               
               The Gate starts dialling.

               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         Chevron 1 encoded.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir we should have the MALP standing 
                         by just in case we need a visual.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do it.

               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         Yes sir. Chevron 2 encoded. Sir, we're 
                         getting an unknown error. Sir, should 
                         I override?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Gate feedback protocol means the system 
                         is detecting something wrong with the 
                         Stargate itself not our dialling computers.
 
                         
               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         Chevron 4 encoded.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Like what?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't know. It's something our computer 
                         isn't recognising. Sir, what happened 
                         just before you jumped through?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The ship was coming right at us.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You think it could have impacted the 
                         Stargate on the other side?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And if it did?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, I hate to say this, but if the 
                         wormhole was shut down while Teal'c 
                         was en route....
 
               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         Chevron 6 encoded. Still showing an 
                         unknown error, sir.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, we.. we better abort.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Abort the dialling procedure.

               
               The Gate stops spinning.

               
               BRIEFING ROOM

               
               Daniel and Hammond are there.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So the Tok'ra Intel was right. The Goa'uld 
                         were scouting P3X116 for a new base.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Looks that way. What the Tok'ra didn't 
                         tell us is the Goa'uld in question was 
                         Tanith. We'd just spotted him on the 
                         ground near his al-kesh with a small 
                         contingent of jaffa when the glider 
                         made our position.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         He came after you himself?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, as you know he and Teal'c have 
                         this thing.
 
               
               Sam walks up the stairs.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir. I think I know what the problem 
                         is but we have to act quickly.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What is it?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay, you know how the Stargate turns 
                         matter into energy and transmits it 
                         through a subspace wormhole?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's Gate travel 101.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The gate on the receiving end is what 
                         translates the energy signature and 
                         reconverts it back into the matter's 
                         original form.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The Stargate has massive amounts of 
                         memory inside it. It's like a computer 
                         buffer. It temporarily stores the energy 
                         patterns before it reconverts them back 
                         into matter. It does this to make sure 
                         it's got all the information before 
                         it reassembles the object or in our 
                         case, person. The error we're receiving 
                         from the Gate seems to indicate there 
                         is still an energy pattern stored in 
                         the memory buffer.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Teal'c.

               
                                     CARTER
                         If the Al-kesh crashed into the DHD 
                         on the other planet, it would have cut 
                         off power to the outgoing gate. The 
                         wormhole would have been severed prematurely. 
                         Now if that happened before our Gate 
                         was able to reconvert Teal'c's energy 
                         signature back into matter...
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Teal'c is in our Stargate.

               
                                     CARTER
                         His energy signature, yes, stored in 
                         the memory.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, let's get him out.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Right now, I'm not sure how. That's 
                         not the worst problem.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         There's worse?

               
                                     CARTER
                         The Stargate has different safety protocols 
                         designed to prevent different energy 
                         signatures getting mixed together. One 
                         of the ways it does this is by erasing 
                         the memory buffer every time a new wormhole 
                         is established. It's like an overall 
                         system reset. Sir, if we dial out of 
                         our gate or someone offworld tries dialling 
                         in...
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We have eight teams currently on missions.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Teal'c's energy signature will be erased. 
                         Permanently.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How do we stop an incoming wormhole?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Right now, the iris sits just in front 
                         of the plane where the event horizon 
                         is formed. Now if we can rig it so we 
                         can offset it just slightly, we could 
                         effectively stop a wormhole from establishing. 
                         It would be like burying our gate. Siler 
                         says his team can have it done in an 
                         hour.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How do we get our people home?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         When the Russians had their DHD connected 
                         to their Stargate it became the dominant 
                         gate on Earth.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Exactly. All incoming wormholes automatically 
                         went there.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'll call the Pentagon.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'll go and find out how long we have 
                         until the next SG team is due back.
 
                         
               
               GATEROOM

               
               Silers team is sealing the Gate.

               
               HAMMOND'S OFFICE

               
               Hammond's on the phone and Daniel walks in halfway through.
 
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes sir, we have eight teams offworld 
                         we have to get home. It's a temporary 
                         situation we hope to have resolved as 
                         quickly as possible. Thank you sir. 
                         I'll get our best man for the job on 
                         a plane right away.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The next team due to check in is SG5. 
                         They have a scheduled report at 1600 
                         hours.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Less than an hour from now. Will the 
                         iris be in place?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         They're working as fast as they can.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The best man I was talking about is 
                         you. We need a liason in Russia to help 
                         co-ordinate our interests. Pack a bag. 
                         You leave in half an hour.
 
               
               CONTROL ROOM

               
               Sam is at the computer and Jack walks in.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, are you okay?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ohh, couple of stitches, concussion, 
                         nausea, dizziness, the usual.
 
               
               Jack sits down.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why is Teal'c still in the gate?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well sir, it's very complicated.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Can I help?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well in order to overcome the lack of 
                         a DHD, we had to create a proper interface 
                         between the Gate and our computer. We 
                         generated a series of instructions based 
                         on electrical impulses to which the 
                         Gate's control crystals would respond. 
                         Now these were found mostly by trial 
                         and error over a great deal of time. 
                         What we need to do now is find a series 
                         of impulses that will instruct the Gate 
                         to override one of its primary functions.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Can I get you some coffee?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, the truth is, the Gate might not 
                         even be capable of doing what we need 
                         it to do.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Which is what?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Resume a reintegration process that 
                         was cut off prematurely.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter! My head.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I'm sorry. But the more I go through 
                         this, the more I'm becoming concerned 
                         that we might not be able to get Teal'c 
                         back.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh.

               
               RUSSIA, BUILDING SOMEWHERE.

               
               Daniel and Major Davis walk into a room where they are met by 
               the Colonel from The Tomb who will be known as RC as he has never 
               been given a name.
 
               
                                     RC
                         Major Davis.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Colonel.

               
                                     RC
                         Doctor Jackson.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Colonel.

               
                                     RC
                         I trust you had a pleasant trip?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         As possible under the circumstances.
 
                         
               
                                     RC
                         Yes, yes. An unfortunate problem. Please, 
                         sit down. The details made available 
                         today were somewhat vague. Only that 
                         the technical glitch had somehow trapped 
                         one of your team inside the inner workings 
                         of the Stargate.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's pretty much all we know at the 
                         moment.
 
               
                                     RC
                         Then it seems we are not the only ones 
                         incapable of handling every situation 
                         the Stargate may present after all.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         What is the current status of our offworld 
                         teams?
 
               
                                     RC
                         All of them have been contacted successfully. 
                         SG5 and SG8 have already arrived safely.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We do appreciate what you're doing.
 
                         
               
                                     RC
                         Despite appearances, our participation 
                         in this effort is not one of good faith, 
                         Dr Jackson. The Russian military is 
                         not here to do your bidding.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I wasn't suggesting you were.

               
                                     RC
                         Your Government seems to think it can 
                         dictate protocol in all matters relating 
                         to Stargate technology.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Our Governments do have a deal.

               
                                     RC
                         One which has been blatantly ignored 
                         by both sides, wouldn't you agree?
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         It is technically and logistically impossible 
                         to run concurrent Stargate programs, 
                         Colonel.
 
               
                                     RC
                         By the sound of it, it may be impossible 
                         not to, Major.
 
               
               COMMISSARY

               
               Jack is asleep with his head on a table. Hammond walks in.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel? Colonel? Go home.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm all right sir. Just got five minutes 
                         of quality sleep.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Everything that can be done is being 
                         done.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You know this wouldn't be happening 
                         if he had followed orders. It's that 
                         damn Jaffa revenge thing.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Get some rest Colonel. That's an order.
 
                         
               
               CORRIDOR LEADING TO BRIEFING ROOM

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel Simmons.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Hello General. I was just introducing 
                         Major Carter and Dr McKay. The Doctor 
                         has been studying the Stargate program 
                         out of Area 51 for over a year now.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Without access to a working Gate?

               
                                     MCKAY
                         I had a virtual computer model built 
                         when the second Gate was there.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well I'm sure it's a thrill to be here 
                         to see the real thing.
 
               
                                     MCKAY
                         Not really.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         The Pentagon feels Dr McKay has become 
                         the world's foremost expert on the Gate.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         After Major Carter.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         Well, with all due respect Major, you 
                         spend most of your time in the field.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major Carter spent two years working 
                         on the Gate prior to her five years 
                         of service at the SGC. She's the one 
                         who made this program viable.
 
               
                                     MCKAY
                         Actually the interface she designed 
                         is full of flaws.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well I admit it's not perfect but it's...
 
                         
               
                                     MCKAY
                         It has caused numerous unnecessary situations 
                         any of which could have ended in catastrophe.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         And we certainly don't want that to 
                         happen. That's why the Doctor is here 
                         to help.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Good. He can report to Major Carter.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         And the two of them might be able to 
                         work together to solve this problem 
                         to get Teal'c back in one piece. In 
                         the time allotted.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Excuse me? In the time allotted?

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         It's 48 hours.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Come with me Colonel.

               
               HAMMOND'S OFFICE

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I don't care who you are or who you 
                         work for, you will not come into my 
                         facility and dictate procedure to me.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Oh General, don't shoot the messenger. 
                         I'm just bringing you your orders.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Teal'c is an invaluable asset. Without 
                         him you might very well not be sitting 
                         there supposedly representing your country.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         We're all aware of his contributions. 
                         As well as his questionable allegiances. 
                         Now this operation, we've lost a lost 
                         of good Americans. Are you telling me 
                         you hold Teal'c's life above one of 
                         our own people?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Teal'c is one of our own. And his life 
                         is not lost yet.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Maybe not. But my sources tell me that 
                         all the offworld teams are home safe. 
                         Now the Pentagon is not willing to deal 
                         with the Russians over the long term. 
                         And in the past, you yourself have made 
                         a very strong case for keeping the SGC 
                         alive and running at all costs. And 
                         we agree with you. So these people are 
                         going to have to come up with a solution 
                         in the next two days or you will be 
                         ordered to resume sending teams through 
                         the Gate.
 
               
               RUSSIA

               
                                     RC
                         All of your teams have arrived safely. 
                         That is what we agreed to help you with.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Now all we need to do is send one of 
                         our teams off on a sort of fact-finding 
                         mission. One of our offworld allies 
                         may know of a way to save Teal'c.
 
                         
               
                                     RC
                         Your offworld allies?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Allies of Earth.

               
                                     RC
                         As long as our Gate is connected Dr 
                         Jackson, we, as in the Russian people, 
                         are vulnerable to attack.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         We are here to ensure the orders agreed 
                         upon by our respective leaders are carried 
                         out. We're not here to negotiate with 
                         you Colonel.
 
               
                                     RC
                         On the contrary, Major, that is exactly 
                         why you are here. The deal, so unwisely 
                         made by my Government requires us to 
                         cease our operations of the Stargate, 
                         not make it available to you whenever 
                         you deem it necessary. If you wish to 
                         continue to use our technology, you 
                         must finally present something of significant 
                         value in return.
 
               
               GAS STATION

               
               Jack is paying and then goes outside.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Hi Jack.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You rat bastard!

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Hey, hey, hey, hey. Take it easy.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I am so gonna kick your ass!

               
               They chase each other round the truck.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Look there's people watching.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I don't care!

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Look it wasn't me. I didn't shoot you, 
                         Jack.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I trusted you!

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Come on, would I have come back here 
                         like this if I'd done it?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You might!

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I swear Jack.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Then who did?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I don't know.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What do you know?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Just what I read in the NID file, you 
                         got shot and the Goa'uld escaped.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You came all the way back to Colorado 
                         Springs to tell me, you didn't do it?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I didn't think you'd believe me any 
                         other way. And I wanted to warn you.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         About what?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I heard about Teal'c.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What about it?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I hope you get him back.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And the warning part?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Watch out for Frank Simmons.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Simmons again. What is it with you guys?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         We go back. I don't exactly know what 
                         he's up to but I can guarantee you it 
                         isn't gonna be good for Teal'c or the 
                         SGC.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Great.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I'll be in town for a couple of days. 
                         I'd like to see how things turn out. 
                         I'm at the Accent Inn checked in under 
                         the name Cassidy.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         David or Shaun?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Butch.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You know, Simmons says you're the one 
                         who sullied the good name of the NID.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You believe that?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Trust me Jack. I know him well. I'm 
                         the one who recruited him.
 
               
               Maybourne walks off.

               
               CARTER'S LAB

               
               McKay walks in escorted by an SF.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         (To SF) Thanks (To Sam) Major.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Doctor.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         I guess we got off on the wrong foot.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         What probability factor did you use 
                         figuring that out?
 
               
                                     MCKAY
                         For the record, I don't work for Colonel 
                         Simmons.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What difference does that make?

               
                                     MCKAY
                         Well I sensed a little tension there. 
                         I'm on the Air Force payroll. I report 
                         directly to the Chief of Staff.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Oh well, that changes everything.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         I just wanted to give you my honest 
                         analysis, Major. It is a waste of time 
                         to assume you write about everything, 
                         I just thought we could get past that.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Leaving more time to devote to your 
                         fanclub.
 
               
                                     MCKAY
                         The Gate wasn't meant to be used without 
                         a dialling device. Your computer system 
                         ignores 220 of the 400 feedback signals 
                         the Gate can emit during any given dialling 
                         sequence. It is a fluke that you picked 
                         up the buffer warning, for that matter, 
                         I'm surprised that you even bothered 
                         to abort the dialling sequence despite 
                         the error.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What is that supposed to mean?

               
                                     MCKAY
                         I've read the reports Major. You've 
                         ignored error data and bypassed dialling 
                         protocols on several occasions to get 
                         a lock.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         My job is to present the risks not to 
                         decide whether to take them. Now if 
                         you have something positive to add, 
                         do it. Otherwise, get out of my lab.
 
                         
               
                                     MCKAY
                         Well...

               
               The phone rings.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Carter.

               
               Scene moves between Sam at the SGC and Daniel in Russia.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hey, Sam. We got the Russians to agree 
                         to let us send one team out. SG5 contacted 
                         the Tok'ra and they just got back.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         What did they say?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         They said the glitch probably occurred 
                         because we don't have a DHD. They say 
                         a local DHD would have compensated for 
                         the lack of power and allowed the Gate 
                         to finish the reintegration process.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well if the DHD could have prevented 
                         the problem maybe the DHD can also fix 
                         it? Is there any chance you can get 
                         the Russians to give us their DHD?
 
                         
               
               In the background, Davis is talking to the Russian Colonel.
 
               
               
                                     RC
                         That is impossible at the moment.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Not without giving back Alaska.

               
                                     CARTER
                         That bad, huh?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, besides the Tok'ra warned us that 
                         connected a DHD now might not be the 
                         way to get Teal'c out of the memory.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         It could impose the reset protocol same 
                         as dialling in would.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

               
                                     CARTER
                         So, how do the Tok'ra suggest we fix 
                         the problem?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         They don't know. They said they'd work 
                         on it but they didn't say how long that 
                         might take. Sorry I don't have better 
                         news.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, me too. Thanks Daniel. Bye.

               
               HAMMOND'S OFFICE

               
               Hammond is on the phone.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you, I will.

               
               Simmons walks in.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Can I come in?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do I have a choice?

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Clock's ticking. You have less than 
                         32 hours.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You didn't close the door just to tell 
                         me that, did you Colonel?
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         You know, the way I see it, General, 
                         despite their combined brain powers, 
                         Major Carter and Dr McKay are not going 
                         to be able to solve this problem in 
                         the time allotted.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm working on extending that. Why are 
                         you really here, Colonel?
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         I can provide you with the information 
                         you're gonna need to save Teal'c.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How?

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         That's not important.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It damn well is.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         What's important is that this information 
                         is not gonna be for free.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Are you speaking officially on behalf 
                         of the NID because I can't believe what 
                         I'm hearing.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Oh just stick with the point, General.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm trying to count how many crimes 
                         you might be committing right now, Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         General, the way I see it, you have 
                         two options. You can either give me 
                         what I want, a small token compared 
                         to what's at stake, at least for you. 
                         Or I guess you could pick up the phone 
                         and call your superiors and report this 
                         conversation. At which point, I would 
                         deny everything.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm thinking of having you arrested 
                         this instant.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Well go ahead, and I guarantee you, 
                         you'll never see Teal'c again.
 
               
               MAYBOURNE'S MOTEL ROOM

               
               There's a knock at the door and Maybourne opens the door to Jack 
               and he walks in.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I could take care of him for you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Simmons. I could make sure he's never 
                         a problem again. I'm already wanted 
                         for treason.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Okay, I'll just pretend you didn't say 
                         that.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Bet it was him who shot you. The son 
                         of a bitch really stood there in Hammond's 
                         office and blackmailed him right to 
                         his face?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You gotta admire that. What'd he ask 
                         for?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         A Goa'uld hand device.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Might as well be admitting they have 
                         the Goa'uld that escaped.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're hoping.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Why?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Because he might tell us what he told 
                         Simmons.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You have to find him first. Ohhhh.
 
                         
               
               RUSSIA

               
               Davis is holding a document.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         This is unacceptable.

               
                                     RC
                         We allowed all your teams to return 
                         home safely. We even allowed you to 
                         send out another team on a new reconnaisance 
                         mission. We expect nothing less than 
                         everything on that list in return.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Your Government agreed to let us use 
                         your Gate period. It mentioned nothing 
                         of any demands.
 
               
                                     RC
                         Russia will not stand by and allow you 
                         to operate your program without our 
                         direct involvement. We demand that a 
                         Russian team be permanently be stationed 
                         at your base. That all mission files 
                         go through our onsite officer. And all 
                         technologies procured and developed 
                         as a result of Stargate travel past, 
                         present and future, will be shared equally.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Or what? We already know your Government 
                         has no interest in running it's own 
                         program.
 
               
                                     RC
                         Political winds change, Major. And don't 
                         forget, with a DHD we can ensure that 
                         our base has the dominant operational 
                         gate.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         You do realise, Sir, that what you're 
                         talking about could be interpreted as 
                         an act of war?
 
               
                                     RC
                         Don't be ridiculous. How can the United 
                         States go to war over something its 
                         people know nothing about?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         It wouldn't be unprecedented, Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What would it take for you to give us 
                         your DHD? No seriously, let's put it 
                         on the table. I mean we all know you 
                         think of the DHD as your long-term bargaining 
                         chip but everything has a price. And 
                         no one has said exactly what it would 
                         take to buy you out in full, right now.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Dr Jackson.

               
                                     RC
                         No, no, he has a good point, Major. 
                         The problem is Dr Jackson, that without 
                         full disclosure of technologies already 
                         procured by the SGC, it may be impossible 
                         to determine a reasonable price.
 
               
               MAYBOURNE'S KITCHEN

               
               Maybourne is on a laptop.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Didn't the NID trace you down last time 
                         you did this?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Well this time I'm using link up that's 
                         bouncing off five different satellites. 
                         They pick something up; tracing it will 
                         make `em dizzy for a month.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What are we looking for?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         The NID have several bases for their 
                         special ops throughout the country. 
                         Call `em safehouses.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Legitimate organisation?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         It's the only way we're gonna find this 
                         Goa'uld, Jack.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What do you mean?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Through legitimate NID operations. Unofficial 
                         business is financed through the private 
                         sector and can be kept off the books. 
                         But any official NID action has to be 
                         filed with the Pentagon, same as any 
                         branch of the military. If Simmons used 
                         an NID plane to visit our snakehead, 
                         the flight plan was registered.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Wouldn't that be stupid?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         The situation with Teal'c provided Simmons 
                         with a unique opportunity. But the Pentagon's 
                         deadline didn't give him much time. 
                         Besides NID flight plans are classified 
                         information. And there aren't many people 
                         who would know the current location 
                         of every NID safehouse in the country. 
                         You just happen to be lucky enough to 
                         know one of the few who does.
 
               
               They look at the computer after Maybourne has hacked his way 
               in.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Diverted to Minot on it's way to Colorado 
                         Springs?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         North Dakota ain't exactly on the way.
 
                         
               
               COMMISSARY.

               
               Sam and McKay are getting food. Sam is picking up blue jello 
               again.
 
               
                                     MCKAY
                         There's no switch. The crystals were 
                         wiped clean by an unstable vortex of 
                         a forming wormhole. You have any idea 
                         how much excess energy one of those 
                         blasts gives off?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         As a matter of fact I do. Now what we 
                         need to do is find a way to establish 
                         an event horizon without the vortex.
 
                         
               
                                     MCKAY
                         It's impossible.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I've seen it done before.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         By magical fairy beings. (To server) 
                         Is there lemon on the chicken?
 
               
                                     SERVER
                         It's lemon chicken.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         So it is. I'm mortally allergic to citrus. 
                         One drop of lemon and I could die. I'll 
                         have what ever that is. (To Sam) I have 
                         to be very careful.
 
               
               They sit down.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         So, what would this fictional event 
                         horizon be connected to?
 
               
               He starts to stuff his face.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Hungry?

               
                                     MCKAY
                         Starving. Shockingly, this is even worse 
                         than it looks but it beats a hypoglycaemic 
                         reaction.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         The event horizon is what dematerialises 
                         you and sends you into the wormhole. 
                         Now maybe we don't need to connect to 
                         a wormhole to form an event horizon.
 
                         
               
                                     MCKAY
                         Maybe, somehow, somewhere.

               
                                     CARTER
                         All we need to do is to get the rematerialisation 
                         process to work.
 
               
                                     MCKAY
                         Major. Even if you manage to create 
                         a viable event horizon without connecting 
                         to a wormhole, you'd never get the wormhole 
                         to reintegrate Teal'c.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Why not?

               
                                     MCKAY
                         The crystals that retain the energy 
                         pattern before reintegration, they're 
                         not like magnetic hard drives.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I know. They're crystals.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         You can't just ignore the laws of thermo-dynamics. 
                         Entropy dictates the crystals won't 
                         retain their energy patterns permanently. 
                         I've measured it. It's what's called 
                         quantitative evidence.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I think the energy itself is unimportant 
                         past its initial imprint on the crystals.
 
                         
               
                                     MCKAY
                         And this fantasy is based on?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I suspect the Gate is storing its one's 
                         and zero's on the subatomic level within 
                         the structure of the crystals. So even 
                         though the energy is dissipating, the 
                         most recent pattern still exists.
 
                         
               
                                     MCKAY
                         You suspect.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We are dealing with a level of quantum 
                         physics here that is way beyond us.
 
                         
               
                                     MCKAY
                         More than a third of the energy pattern 
                         the Gate requires to reintegrate Teal'c, 
                         it's already gone.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't think so.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         You're guessing wildly, like you always 
                         do. Maybe you could find a way to fool 
                         the Gate into reintegrating whatever 
                         it has stored in memory. But I say you 
                         won't like what comes out.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, we'll see.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         Major, Teal'c is dead. And this argument 
                         is a waste of time because the Pentagon 
                         is going to order Hammond to resume 
                         operations in what, 16 hours.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         That's how they came up with the 48 
                         hour deadline isn't it? You told them 
                         Teal'c would already be dead.
 
               
                                     MCKAY
                         That's why it's called a deadline.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         God, you're a jerk!

               
                                     MCKAY
                         I wish I didn't find you so attractive. 
                         I always had a real weakness for dumb 
                         blondes.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Go suck a lemon!

               
               Sam walks off.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         Very sexy. Very, very sexy.

               
               He keeps eating.

               
               NID SAFEHOUSE

               
               Inside there is a man watching security screens. One screen suddenly 
               starts to beep.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         We have a breach in the perimeter, section 
                         R9. (on radio)
 
               
                                     JOE
                         I got it. It's probably that damn squirrel 
                         again. (on radio)
 
               
                                     MAN
                         You better take back up, Joe. Joe, report. 
                         Joe. Paul, check on Joe, take Peter.
 
                         
               
                                     PAUL
                         We're on it.

               
               The lights suddenly go off.

               
                                     MAN
                         We have a power failure here at homebase. 
                         I'm switching to backup generator.
 
                         
               
               He flicks the switch and nothing happens.

               
                                     MAN
                         We have a red alert. Backup generator 
                         is down. System is inoperational, repeat, 
                         system is down. Ron, get to the generator. 
                         Find out what's going on. Paul, Peter, 
                         report.
 
               
               ROOM WHERE ADRIAN CONRAD/GOA'ULD IS LOCKED UP.

               
               There are two men. Conrad just looks on.

               
                                     MAN2
                         What's going on?

               
               SECURITY ROOM.

               
               The man gets up and opens the door where Maybourne zats him.
 
               
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Okay Jack, I'm in. Hit it. (on radio)
 
                         
               
               Jack restores the power. Maybourne checks the cameras.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You got two guys left guarding the Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
               Maybourne leaves.

               
               ROOM WHERE ADRIAN CONRAD/GOA'ULD IS LOCKED UP.

               
               The two guys left are waiting and one is zatted. The other one 
               goes towards him and is zatted too by Jack.
 
               
               From now on Conrad will be referred to as CONRAD but he is always 
               speaking as the Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     CONRAD
                         We meet again.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         Now what?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Now you're going to tell me what I wanna 
                         know.
 
               
               RUSSIA

               
               Daniel and Davis are sitting down.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Look, all I'm saying is they did what 
                         we asked in good faith. Now all they're 
                         asking for in return is what we already 
                         promised to give them.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Have you lost your mind?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Should we be talking about this in here?
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         I'm sure the room is bugged but it doesn't 
                         matter. They already know everything 
                         that we're talking about. And they might 
                         as well know that we are never going 
                         to turn over refined weapons grade Naqahdah.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm talking about Naqahdah generator 
                         technology, a clean and safe source 
                         of power.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Which requires refined Naqahdah to work. 
                         Dr Jackson, you of all people realise 
                         the explosive power of this material.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, so they can blow us up 200 times 
                         over instead of just 100. What difference 
                         does it make?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         The difference is, it would take only 
                         one nuke to get through an anti-ballistic 
                         shield to do it. One.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The point is, you already owe them the 
                         generator technology anyway along with 
                         everything else we've found using the 
                         Stargate.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         No, no, no. The point is, we are not 
                         giving them the generator technology 
                         and their not giving us the DHD.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Can't you stipulate we supervise how 
                         the Naqahdah is being used. They want 
                         to monitor our use of the Gate....
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         That's not the point.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Isn't a more economically stable Russia 
                         better for everyone?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         We don't know who they'll turn around 
                         and sell the technology to.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So all this time we've been using the 
                         Gate to save the world, we've really 
                         been using it to save the good old U. 
                         S of A, huh?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Dammit Daniel, we don't even know for 
                         sure the DHD will even save Teal'c.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Naqahdah generator technology is years 
                         from practical widespread implementation. 
                         In the meantime we get the DHD and prevent 
                         the Russians from ever holding their 
                         Gate over us ever again.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         That's exactly why the Russians will 
                         never go for it.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Let's ask.

               
               CONRAD'S ROOM

               
               Maybourne is taping up the men.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Get me in here.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Jack.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Just do it.

               
               Maybourne swipes the card and the door to the cage opens.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right. Tell me what you told Simmons.
 
                         
               
                                     CONRAD
                         What in particular are you referring 
                         to?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How do we save Teal'c?

               
                                     CONRAD
                         Why should I tell you?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Because if you don't, I'll kill you.
 
                         
               
                                     CONRAD
                         I doubt that.

               
               Jack zats him.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What makes you think I care if you live 
                         or die?
 
               
                                     CONRAD
                         What about the host?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         He tried to kill a friend of mine to 
                         save his own ass so I don't much care 
                         about him either.
 
               
                                     CONRAD
                         If you kill me, Teal'c dies.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Give me another choice.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         Let me go. Once I am free, I will contact 
                         you with the information.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I think Teal'c would rather I shoot 
                         you.
 
               
                                     CONRAD
                         Oh go ahead. You know, Colonel Simmons 
                         was really much better at this than 
                         you. He at least offered something of 
                         value in return for what I know.
 
               
               Jack looks around.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Thank you.

               
               They lock him in and walk out.

               
               TAPE ROOM

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I don't understand.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         There's a camera in that cell. Would 
                         have been from two days ago.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Got it.

               
               They take the tape and go.

               
               RUSSIA

               
               Daniel and Davis sit waiting. RC walks in and throws a file on 
               the table.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         It's what you want.

               
                                     RC
                         Not everything.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         And we acknowledge that the past arrangement 
                         by both sides.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What we're saying is that we're willing 
                         to try and make it work now.
 
               
                                     RC
                         Allow our team full access to your base 
                         and all information relating to the 
                         Stargate. After a month we will assess 
                         delivery of the DHD.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait, that's not good enough. This is 
                         not a negotiation. You know damn well 
                         we need that DHD right now, someone's 
                         life is a stake here. A very good friend 
                         of mine. And that DHD could help save 
                         him. Now, when your Russian team went 
                         missing, SG1 along with that friend 
                         went to try and rescue them.
 
               
                                     RC
                         Yes, and in the process, three more 
                         Russian soldiers died.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's not our fault.

               
                                     RC
                         Colonel Zukhov was a friend of mine. 
                         He is now dead, Doctor.
 
               
               DANIEL Then you must know how I feel. Look, lend us your DHD. 
               You can come with it if you like. Please.
 
               
               BRIEFING ROOM

               
               Sam walks in to Hammond.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, Daniel just called. The Russians 
                         have agreed to loan us the DHD temporarily.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Is it going to make a difference?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Eventually it might.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I've just been ordered to resume normal 
                         operations of this base by the President.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         SG-2 is prepping for a recon mission 
                         to P4C796.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, you can't. I need more time.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I've been given a direct order.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't care what anyone says. You open 
                         that gate and you are murdering Teal'c.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         My only other choice is to resign. If 
                         I resign now, I will have no control 
                         over who will be running this facility 
                         an hour from now. Is that enough time?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         No.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Tell me what else I can do.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I can't sir.

               
               CONTROL ROOM

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Dial the gate. (to Tech Davis)

               
               BRIEFING ROOM

               
               Sam is overlooking the Stargate. She then starts to walk off. 
               She is met by a female SF.
 
               
                                     WESTERHOLM
                         Major. There's a call for you from Colonel 
                         O'Neill. He says it's urgent.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you.

               
               CONTROL ROOM

               
               Hammond and Simmons are there. Sam walks in.

               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         Chevron 5 encoded.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You have to abort.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Stand down Major.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, Colonel O'Neill has obtained the 
                         information we need to save Teal'c.
 
                         
               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         Chevron 6 encoded.

               
                                     CARTER
                         And he has evidence that will incriminate 
                         Colonel Simmons.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         She's lying.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Abort the dialling sequence. Airman, 
                         arrest Colonel Simmons.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         This is preposterous.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Take him away. If he resists, shoot 
                         him.
 
               
               Simmons is taken away.

               
               BRIEFING ROOM.

               
               Hammond, Jack, Sam and McKay are watching the video.

               
               There's a video of Simmons and Conrad.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         You have to remove the master control 
                         crystal before you attach the DHD otherwise 
                         the imprint will be erased.
 
               
               Hammond stops the video.

               
                                     MCKAY
                         That was a joke. He was joking.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well theoretically...

               
                                     MCKAY
                         Are you insane? He's a Goa'uld. He wants 
                         you to destroy yourself. If you remove 
                         the master control crystal there's nothing 
                         to regulate the energy distribution. 
                         You get straight current flowing the 
                         wrong conduit. The whole Gate could 
                         explode.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That true?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well technically it's possible sir, 
                         the Gate's a very powerful superconductor. 
                         But we could take steps to ensure the...
 
                         
               
                                     MCKAY
                         You are a certifiable whack job, you 
                         know that? And you're no better if you 
                         listen to her. Her judgement is being 
                         clouded by her personal feelings. Teal'c 
                         is toast, he's history.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I think that we could make sure 
                         that the risk was very small.
 
               
                                     MCKAY
                         You try this harebrained scheme and 
                         you blow yourself up for nothing. No 
                         way I'm hanging around for that.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Your plane leaves for Russia in an hour.
 
                         
               
                                     MCKAY
                         Russia?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Your new assignment is to supervise 
                         the development of Russia's naqahdah 
                         generator program.
 
               
                                     MCKAY
                         I am not going to Russia. Do you know 
                         what the food is like in Russia? Besides 
                         I'm a civilian, I don't have to do what 
                         you say.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well as long as you're on the Air Force 
                         payroll....
 
               
                                     MCKAY
                         Oh... this really sucks.

               
               He leaves.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major, do what you have to do.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes sir.

               
               GATEROOM/ CONTROL ROOM

               
               Sam and Siler are in the Gateroom. Hammond, Jack, Daniel, Davis 
               and RC are in the Control room.
 
               
               Siler is taking out the red crystal from the DHD.

               
                                     SILER
                         Okay Major.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, master control crystal's been removed. 
                         We're ready to connect the DHD.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The base has been evacuated of all non-essential 
                         personnel. You can proceed Major.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey, you sure you wanna be in there 
                         for this?
 
               
                                     SILER
                         Not really sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I wasn't talkin' to you.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, if the Gate blows up, it won't 
                         matter where we are on the base.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Right.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Not too late to change your mind about 
                         leaving. (To RC)
 
               
                                     RC
                         I will stay.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Do it.

               
               The Gate starts dialling. Sparks fly and the Gate engages without 
               the kawoosh. Teal'c steps through and the gate shuts down. Suddenly 
               a spark of energy travels to the DHD and it blows up. Siler is 
               thrown backwards. Hammond and Jack go down to the gateroom.
 
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well that never happened in any of the 
                         simulations.
 
               
               Jack and Hammond reach the gateroom.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Shake it off sparky. Teal'c, buddy. 
                         You all right?
 
               
               Jack and Sam go up the ramp to Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Teal'c, as far as you know what just 
                         happened?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I had my revenge. Tanith is dead.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's nice. I'm happy for you.

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's good to see you in one piece Teal'c.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes, we thought we'd lost you again.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         You sure you're feeling perfectly normal?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Yes. What has transpired here?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well believe it or not, you owe your 
                         life to a Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Never.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh yes.

               
               They walk off.

               
               THE END

               

48 Hours



Writers :   Robert C. Cooper
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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