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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 417

                                    "ABSOLUTE POWER"

                                           By

                                    Robert C. Cooper




               Abydos- SG1 and Kasuf are walking across the desert.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah Kasuf. About this voice that spoke 
                         to you?
 
               
                                     KASUF
                         Yes. It spoke the name of my daughter, 
                         may she rest in peace. I'm not the only 
                         one who heard it. Many fear it is a 
                         sign that the Gods are returning.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I thought we'd finally convinced you 
                         and your people that the Goa'uld were 
                         not Gods.
 
               
                                     KASUF
                         I said many, not I. But it is easy to 
                         understand, in the days of Ra when he 
                         returned from a journey, a great storm 
                         would blow through the desert.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's just wind. Wind happens.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We're talking about a wind that blew 
                         out of an active Stargate.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And formed a sandstorm.

               
                                     KASUF
                         You forget it said the name Sha're.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ahh well it's not like a burning bush 
                         or anything.
 
               
                                     KASUF
                         I have seen many bushes burn.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Spose you have.

               
                                     KASUF
                         It is not far now.

               
                                     KASUF
                         Here.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         There's nothing here.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Nice light breeze.

               
                                     KASUF
                         This is where I heard the voice.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm getting a build up of static electricity, 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     VOICE
                         Daniel. Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Did anybody else just hear that?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I think so.

               
                                     KASUF
                         Look.

               
               (A sandstorm blows up out of nothing.)

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Now that's impressive.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel? Try to keep it in Kansas huh.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I was just trying to. I'm Daniel. Who's 
                         calling?
 
               
               A boy of about 10 appears from the wind.

               
                                     SHIFU
                         I am Shifu. I am Harcesis.

               
               TITLES.

               
               Daniel walks out of a tent towards the rest of SG1 who are sitting 
               at a table.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well I think that he is the Harcesis.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         How is that possible?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm not sure. He says he grew like the 
                         weeds.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Apophis sired the child to be his next 
                         host. It is possible that he used Goa'uld 
                         technology to manipulate the boy's body 
                         to mature quickly.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We know that's possible.

               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Does he speak of the knowledge passed 
                         onto him by Amaunet and Apophis?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         He says Oma taught him to forget.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oma?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The alien we encountered on Kheb. Mother 
                         Nature.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Guess that explains the tornado.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Shifu says he came to Abydos to learn 
                         more about his mother.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Shi-fu?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         His name. It means light.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I think we should get Doctor Fraiser 
                         to have a look at him. If he's been 
                         altered to grow quickly, it could still 
                         be happening.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Do you think it's wise to bring him 
                         back?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't think he's a danger.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What about his step-mom? Is she coming 
                         along?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         He says that ultimately a man travels 
                         his chosen path alone.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Smart kid. (To Carter) Get a message 
                         to Hammond. Let him know who we're bringing.
 
                         
               
               The Gateroom.

               
               SG1 and Shifu walk down the ramp.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Shifu. This is General Hammond. He's 
                         the leader of this facility.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Welcome to Earth.

               
                                     SHIFU
                         A spark lights the flame but the candle 
                         will only burn as long as the wick.
 
                         
               
               Everyone looks confused and looks at Daniel.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         If I may Sir. I think what he means 
                         is the wick is the centre of the candle 
                         and ostensibly a great leader like yourself 
                         is essential. to the whole ball of wax. 
                         Basically what it means is, that's it's 
                         always better to have a big long wick. 
                         Right?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Don't look at me.

               
               Daniel walks off with Shifu to the Infirmary.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's right though. Right?

               
               Infirmary.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Okay. Now I'm going to take a little 
                         bit of your blood with that needle.
 
                         
               
                                     SHIFU
                         Will you return it to me when you are 
                         done?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         I'm afraid I can't. You see I have to 
                         do some tests on it and then it just 
                         won't be very good after that.
 
               
                                     SHIFU
                         Leaves fall from the tree once a year 
                         but the tree still grows strong and 
                         proud.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Go ahead.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Okay.

               
               Briefing room.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Doctor?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Sir, I found traces of the same nanocyte 
                         technology that once prematurely aged 
                         Colonel O'Neill. Now I've had them analysed 
                         by some of the foremost experts in the 
                         field and they say they appear to be 
                         inactive.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So they shut themselves off already?
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Well it's possible the boy has already 
                         reached the pre-programmed age.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Or Oma figured out a way to stop it.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Either way we can assume he's in no 
                         immediate physical danger?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What about the information this boy 
                         apparently knows? What exactly can he 
                         tell us?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He is born with the genetic memory of 
                         all Goa'uld who came before him.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So the kid should know everything Apophis 
                         knew when he..
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Fathered the boy.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That must be an awfully big burden for 
                         a young child to carry.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That is why all Goa'uld are born evil.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It also explains why a benevolent being 
                         like Oma Desala would help the boy to 
                         bury those memories in his subconscious 
                         so he could lead a normal life.
 
               
               Carter walks in.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, we've received word from the Tok'ra.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh did we really have to call them?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We have a treaty with them Colonel, 
                         specifically mentioned is the full exchange 
                         of all sources of information pertaining 
                         to the Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         They say they can use the memory recall 
                         device to extract information from Shifu 
                         without harming him physically.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         What about mentally?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ahh what about emotionally? I mean think 
                         about what we'd be exposing him to. 
                         We'd be flooding his mind with the thoughts 
                         of a thousand Hitlers. One of whom happened 
                         put a snake in the head of his mother. 
                         Look I realise we're talking about protecting 
                         Earth and potentially eliminating the 
                         Goa'uld entirely but..
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It seems to me the boy is fairly wise 
                         well beyond his years in fact. Isn't 
                         it possible he might comprehend the 
                         situation if you explained it to him?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well I guess so but I doubt he'd be 
                         willing to remember. And even if he 
                         is how can we ask him to?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well if he forgot once, maybe he could 
                         forget again?
 
               
               Shifu's room.

               
                                     SHIFU
                         She spoke to you through the Goa'uld 
                         hand device?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     SHIFU
                         She was strong.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         In those moments as Amaunet tried to 
                         kill me it felt like I lived a lifetime.
 
                         
               
                                     SHIFU
                         Like a dream.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     SHIFU
                         Dreams teach.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sometimes. In this one I got the chance 
                         to say goodbye and your mother told 
                         me how important you were.
 
               
                                     SHIFU
                         Oma teaches the true nature of a man 
                         is decided in the battle between his 
                         conscious mind and the desires of the 
                         subconscious. Oma teaches the evil my 
                         subconscious is too strong to resist 
                         and the only way to win is to deny it 
                         battle.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, see the thing is we can't deny 
                         the battle against the Goa'uld forever, 
                         the information contained within your 
                         buried memories could really help us.
 
                         
               
                                     SHIFU
                         You have chosen a path that leads to 
                         me because of this?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     SHIFU
                         You must release your burden before 
                         you can find your own way again.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah someone else once said that to 
                         me. Thing is, this is my way. I chose 
                         this path to honour Sha're's strength 
                         and ultimately it isn't about me. Or 
                         you for that matter.
 
               
                                     SHIFU
                         I understand.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Tok'ra have a way to help you remember 
                         certain things. How the Goa'uld technology 
                         works, their weaknesses. And then afterwards 
                         maybe Oma can help you forget again.
 
                         
               
                                     SHIFU
                         If the instrument is broken, the music 
                         will be sour.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The music does not play the musician.
 
                         
               
                                     SHIFU
                         Normally there is truth in that.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Really? Good. Cause I really didn't 
                         have any idea what I was talking about. 
                         All I know is this is very important 
                         or I wouldn't ask.
 
               
               Shifu raises his palm to Daniel's forehead and light comes out. 
               He falls to the floor.
 
               
               Infirmary.

               
               Daniel is lying in a bed, he opens his eyes and Janet picks up 
               the `phone.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Colonel? He's awake.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What happened?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         I was going to ask you the same thing. 
                         You were talking to the boy and you 
                         suddenly collapsed.
 
               
               FLASH

               
               Daniel sees the workings inside a mothership

               
               FLASH

               
               Jack walks in.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey! How're you feeling?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Fine, I'm fine.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Listen, what happened with the kid in 
                         there?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I asked him for something. Anything 
                         that could help us fight the Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         And I think he gave it to me.

               
               Daniel's Lab.

               
               Sam and Daniel are looking at a board with pictures on. Sam has 
               a notebook.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         These are the long-range sensors.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't know what to ask first.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well the translation may be a little 
                         off, everything in my head is actually 
                         in Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Where does it get its power from?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Liquid naquada fuel cell here. (He points.)
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Liquid naquada?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well actually it's heavy liquid naquada 
                         but don't ask me what makes it heavy, 
                         at least not yet.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Daniel this. You okay?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah it's just that strange things just 
                         keep flagging in my mind. I'm sorry 
                         what were you saying?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Just that this is unbelievable.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I know.

               
               Hammond's Office

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What is it?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I guess you could call it a satellite 
                         Sir. According to Daniel it would be 
                         capable of detecting approaching Goa'uld 
                         ships thousands of light years away. 
                         Its weapons systems could penetrate 
                         Goa'uld shield technology and destroy 
                         mother ships. Basically Sir, it's the 
                         basis of a perfect anti-Goa'uld defence 
                         system.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Of course we'd need to build an entire 
                         network of them and launch them into 
                         orbit.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Can we do that?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well Sir, this is an entirely new kind 
                         of technology. We'd need to bring in 
                         outside help. A lot of it. Engineers, 
                         physicists.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         But ultimately it means we don't have 
                         to involve the Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why not?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         At the moment the Goa'uld don't care 
                         what we're up to, we're no immediate 
                         threat. But if it gets out that we've 
                         advanced to this level of technology 
                         we wouldn't be able to build this defence 
                         system fast enough.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You think the Tok'ra would betray us?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Maybe not intentionally but they've 
                         had problems with Goa'uld spies before. 
                         I don't think it's worth the risk not 
                         when we can do this without them.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'll take that into consideration. What 
                         about the boy?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well he doesn't have to remember anything 
                         now, he's given me all the knowledge 
                         we need.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How he did that is what concerns me.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         He's no danger Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Still as long as he's here he should 
                         be kept under close guard. I'll talk 
                         to the Pentagon about bringing in some 
                         more personnel to help you out.
 
               
               Daniel's Lab

               
               Teal'c comes in.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Daniel Jackson.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I was unable to complete my kel'no'reem. 
                         What is of such importance that I should 
                         be summoned here immediately?
 
               
               FLASH

               
               Daniel sees Teal'c in jaffa uniform bowing to him.

               
               FLASH

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Umm, what's this mean? (Gestures at 
                         the board.)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe the closest translation would 
                         be sub atomic energy particles.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's what I thought, thank you. That's 
                         it, you can go back to whatever you 
                         were doing.
 
               
               Teal'c leaves.

               
               Briefing room.

               
               Daniel is standing, Hammond, Carter and Davis are present with 
               a couple of others.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Bottom line is, it's going to require 
                         the entire resources of the entire SGC 
                         to focus on the retrieval of raw naquada 
                         for the time being.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well if we ask the Tok'ra for help..
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Major Davis, you've prepared a budget 
                         and timetable based on the data?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         The Pentagon had budgeted the construction 
                         and launch of the satellite network 
                         at 80 billion dollars, estimated time 
                         of completion to be 2 years after the 
                         start date.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's unacceptable.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Well if we involve the Russians in a 
                         co-operative effort..
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         I'm sorry?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I said no.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         The Russian government has agreed to 
                         stop using their Stargate on the condition 
                         we share all information gathered by 
                         the SGC. Now we have to tell them.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No we don't.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         But.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's okay I have a way of rendering 
                         their Gate inactive.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You do?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         That's really not the point.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The point is we don't know if the Russians 
                         are turning round and trading those 
                         secrets. This project is too important 
                         to get screwed up by petty Earth politics. 
                         We're talking about protecting this 
                         planet from Goa'uld occupation.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         I imagine that several of the so called 
                         petty nations of this planet are going 
                         to be very curious when we start launching 
                         satellite weapons into orbit 2 years 
                         from now.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         One year from now.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         That's impossible. It would double the 
                         cost.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Then it's not impossible, is it? Obviously 
                         most of the workload will have to contracted 
                         out to the private sector so they'll 
                         have to be a strategic division of labour 
                         in order to maintain the security of 
                         the project. Major Davis, if you could 
                         also see to this.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         What is this?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Just a few personal requirements, I'm 
                         sure the Pentagon will be happy to provide 
                         me with given the nature of my continued 
                         contributions. Please see that it gets 
                         approved as soon as possible. Gentlemen.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Personal requirements?

               
               Daniel's Lab.

               
               Jack walks in while Daniel has a hand device on his hand.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey! What's going on? What are you doing?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I know exactly how this works now but 
                         you need naquada in your blood or you 
                         can't make it do anything.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Have you considered that maybe that's 
                         a good thing?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Something on your mind?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Your behaviour as a matter of fact.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What about it?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         For starters, who gave you the authority 
                         to give orders around here?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Actually the Pentagon. Look, maybe I 
                         haven't been patient lately but I'm 
                         just doing what has to be done. I have 
                         the knowledge; I have to make sure it 
                         gets used properly. Now I can elevate 
                         us to the point of wiping out the Goa'uld 
                         or I can watch it all go to waste.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're under a lot of pressure, I understand.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I recommended you to oversee the entire 
                         naquada retrieval operation.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh yeah, thank you very much by the 
                         way. I can either accept the position 
                         or retire!
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why aren't you behind me on all this? 
                         I mean I'm finally taking your position. 
                         Lets build weapons, lets kick some Goa'uld 
                         ass. Because it's me saying it I'm suddenly 
                         the bad guy?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Where's Teal'c?

               
               FLASH

               
               Daniel throws Jack across the room using a hand device.

               
               FLASH

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He's on a mission.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What mission?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The one I sent him on.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         When's he gonna be back?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         When he's done. Jack I've got a lot 
                         of work to do and so do you. So, please 
                         help me, or leave.
 
               
               A ship. Apophis is brought in by some Jaffa.

               
                                     APOPHIS
                         Please have mercy. I beg you. (He screams 
                         as Daniel activates a hand device on 
                         him)
 
               
               One Year later

               
               Daniel wakes up and looks out of a window and sees Sam in her 
               car. He walks out of his room to be met by an assistant. They 
               walk along.
 
               
                                     ASSISTANT
                         Good morning Dr. Jackson. The Chairman 
                         of the Joint Chiefs is already waiting 
                         for your 0900 briefing. You also have 
                         a message from Carl Smith at NASA regarding 
                         the AG's dispersement mechanism.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Are they on schedule yet?

               
                                     ASSISTANT
                         No.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Unbelievable.

               
                                     ASSISTANT
                         And Major Carter is here to see you.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Send her away. And find out why she 
                         still has a valid security pass.
 
               
                                     ASSISTANT
                         Right away Dr. Jackson.

               
                                     OTHER MAN
                         Good morning Dr. Jackson.

               
               Daniel walks into his dining room and sits down.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         Morning Sir.

               
                                     MAID
                         What can I make for you this morning 
                         Dr. Jackson?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm not hungry.

               
                                     MAID
                         Of course.

               
               Shifu is sat there eating Froot Loops.

               
                                     SHIFU
                         Breakfast is the most important meal 
                         of the day.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oma teach you that?

               
                                     SHIFU
                         Television.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Glad I've been such a positive influence.
 
                         
               
               Sam pushes her way in followed by security.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Daniel!

               
                                     ASSISTANT
                         I'm sorry Dr. Jackson, she insisted.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's okay.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You can't seriously think you're gonna 
                         get away with this?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What are you talking about Sam?

               
                                     CARTER
                         What you're doing, what you've got planned. 
                         That's why you had me removed from the 
                         project, you knew I'd figure it out 
                         eventually.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I relieved you of your responsibilities 
                         because you were starting to crack under 
                         the pressure. You seem to have lost 
                         all perspective. Quite frankly I think 
                         your jealousy finally got the best of 
                         you.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Jealousy? I'll tell you why it's hard 
                         to maintain perspective Daniel. Strategic 
                         division of labour. All in an effort 
                         to stop anyone from seeing the big picture.
 
                         
               
               FLASH

               
               Sam is tortured by a Goa'uld pain stick.

               
               FLASH

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What exactly do you think you've figured 
                         out Sam?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You know damn well what I'm talking 
                         about. ( To SHIFU) What have you done 
                         to him?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You leave him out of this.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Can't you see what you've become?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I didn't change Sam, you did.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You can't stop me from telling people 
                         what's really going on. They'll listen. 
                         You'll never get away with this.
 
               
               Sam is dragged out by security.

               
                                     ASSISTANT
                         Is she insane?

               
               Daniel nods.

               
               Prison. Jack walks in. He walks up to the bars where Sam is behind 
               them.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, thank you for coming.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What are you doing Carter?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm trying to do what's right. I have 
                         talked to everyone I know. No one's 
                         answering my calls, responding to my 
                         emails, even my letters.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Because they think you're nuts.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What do you think?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're talking about Daniel here, sometimes 
                         he can be a little odd. Every once in 
                         a while he gets carried away, but he's 
                         not gonna do anything to jeopardise 
                         the entire planet.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm not so sure Sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         There are a lot of very smart people 
                         who believe in this.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         He's got them brainwashed.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter..

               
                                     CARTER
                         What about Teal'c? You don't still blame 
                         Daniel for that?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I couldn't prove anything. Can you?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         No. I just have my opinion. But that 
                         used to be worth something to you.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Look Carter, you helped Daniel create 
                         these weapons.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I know.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well you couldn't stop it, what do you 
                         expect me to do?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Talk to him.

               
               Daniel is watching the conversation on a monitor.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir you have to try. Somebody has to 
                         stop him before it's too late.
 
               
               Daniel's House. Rather big mansion.

               
               Jack is standing looking at the flowers, messing and one falls 
               out. As Daniel comes in, he picks it up quickly and stuffs it 
               back into the arrangement.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack. Nice to see you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You too. It's been a while huh? I love 
                         the place. Love what you've done with 
                         it.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm sorry I haven't kept in touch.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ahh you've been busy.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well the truth is we couldn't have done 
                         any of this without your help and I 
                         probably should have been more appreciative.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The fruit basket was nice.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Can't be a coincidence you showed up 
                         here on the day of the launch.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Is that today?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, it was supposed to be top secret.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Who knew?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You wanna stay and watch?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You got a big screen?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Come here.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You'll see.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
               The rings come up and take Jack and Daniel down to a bunker.
 
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Elevators are such a pain in the ass.
 
                         
               
                                     WOMAN2
                         Tertiary systems are on line.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What do you think?

               
                                     WOMAN2
                         Commence calibration of primary sensor 
                         arrays in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's cool. Kinda like Vegas.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Actually we've got 3/1 odds in favour 
                         of the launch going off without a hitch.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey I'll take some of that action.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Put Colonel O'Neill down for a hundred.
 
                         
               
                                     WOMAN3
                         Got it.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Dollars right?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm glad you're here Jack. After what 
                         happened to Teal'c I thought I'd never 
                         see you again.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ahh ancient history. Besides I didn't 
                         want to miss watching you save the world.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, actually Sam thinks I'm trying 
                         to take it over.
 
               
                                     O`NEILL
                         Oh how arch.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So you threw her in jail huh?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         She was getting dangerous. You think 
                         the military didn't take all kinds of 
                         precautions to make sure I couldn't 
                         just control everything.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ahh so what is all this?

               
               DANIEL; Basically a big screen TV so we can watch and fix things 
               if it goes wrong.
 
               
                                     WOMAN3
                         Dr. Jackson? The Chairman of the Joint 
                         Chiefs is on channel one.
 
               
               General Vidrine appears on a screen.

               
                                     VIDRINE
                         Congratulations Dr. Jackson. We've all 
                         worked very hard for this day.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you and congratulations to you.
 
                         
               
                                     VIDRINE
                         We're a go for launch. Commencing 20-second 
                         countdown.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         All systems are go. The clock is running.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We've got 24 delivery systems all launching 
                         concurrently. Each one is carrying 12 
                         AG3's that will disperse once they reach 
                         orbit.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         5,4,3,2,1, Ignition. We have lift off.
 
                         
               
                                     WOMAN2
                         Switching to dispersement tracking system. 
                         Dispersement in progress.
 
               
                                     WOMAN3
                         AG monitoring system coming on line.
 
                         
               
                                     MAN
                         All systems on line. The network is 
                         in place.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's it. Pay the winners.

               
               Daniel is standing with a bottle of champagne and offers Jack 
               a bottle, who declines.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You sure? It's two thousand dollars 
                         a bottle.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No thanks.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Come on Jack, you're about to become 
                         an international hero.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How do you mean?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well now that we have a way of defending 
                         ourselves against the Goa'uld, the President 
                         is gonna make the Stargate's existence 
                         public knowledge.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Dr. Jackson?

               
               Reporter appears on screen.

               
                                     REPORTER
                         I'm Amy Jenson, live on capital Hill, 
                         the President has postponed his public 
                         address amid speculation that an international 
                         crisis is developing over the top secret 
                         launch of what has been called a new 
                         cutting edge satellite communication 
                         network. No official statement from 
                         the White House yet.
 
               
               Daniel calls up General Vidrine on the video screen.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What's going on?

               
                                     VIDRINE
                         The Russians have gone on high alert. 
                         The Chinese are following suit. The 
                         Russians are repositioning one of their 
                         anti satellite weapons. Looks like they're 
                         going to try and take out one of our 
                         AG3's.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Did they respond to the statement?
 
                         
               
                                     VIDRINE
                         The Russian parliament considers the 
                         secret development and deployment of 
                         this new alien technology weapons system 
                         to be a direct violation of prior agreements 
                         to share all information garnered through 
                         the Stargate programme. Unless control 
                         of this system is relinquished immediately 
                         it will be considered an act of aggression 
                         and will be responded to as such.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's pretty much what we expected.
 
                         
               
                                     VIDRINE
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Then my advice to the President is we 
                         have to demonstrate what we are capable 
                         of.
 
               
                                     VIDRINE
                         I have suggested that to him already 
                         and the President agrees.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Receiving authorisation to target Russian 
                         satellite. We have target lock. System 
                         is firing. Target has been eliminated.
 
                         
               
                                     VIDRINE
                         Very effective. Everyone here is very 
                         impressed.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Let's hope the Russians are as well.
 
                         
               
                                     VIDRINE
                         We predicted their next step would be 
                         to launch more anti satellite weapons 
                         and that's exactly what they're doing. 
                         I'm sure they're moving rockets into 
                         position as we speak.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And you're next step?

               
                                     VIDRINE
                         We're preparing a proportional response. 
                         I'm recommending we take out their launch 
                         site.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         This is all leading to a full-scale 
                         nuclear attack though isn't it?
 
               
                                     VIDIRNE
                         Unless we comply with their demands, 
                         yes, that would be a high probability.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Shouldn't we just nip this in the bud?
 
                         
               
                                     VIDRINE
                         Given our new ability to defend ourselves 
                         we don't see the need to jump the gun. 
                         The President is currently rethinking 
                         our position on unilateral control of 
                         the system.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I see.

               
               Daniel pushes a button that overrides the system.

               
                                     VIDRINE
                         Dr. Jackson what are you doing?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         As I suspected the President is obviously 
                         failing to overcome a lack of necessary 
                         leadership abilities. So I'm gonna have 
                         to step in and prevent a global nuclear 
                         war.
 
               
                                     VIDRINE
                         You're not supposed to be able to do 
                         this. You can't do this.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I've already done this. This bunker 
                         is well protected don't even think about 
                         sending a cruise missile our way.
 
                         
               
                                     VIDRINE
                         Dr. Jackson.

               
               Daniel cuts him off the screen.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't know about the rest of you but 
                         I had about enough of that guy.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel. What are you doing?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Proportional response only makes sense 
                         when the playing field is even. We have 
                         a distinct advantage here. Problem is 
                         the other side just doesn't realise 
                         how wide the gap is. What they really 
                         need is a visual aid.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         AG system targeting Moscow.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Don't worry, there's no threat of residual 
                         radiation spreading, it's quick and 
                         clean, it's like cutting your enemies 
                         heart out with a scalpel.
 
               
               Jack pulls a gun and shoots at Daniel. He's protected by a force 
               shield.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Don't you think it was strange you got 
                         through security with a loaded gun?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         A little.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You never were that bright.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No.

               
               The computer targets Moscow.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel think about one thing before 
                         you do this. We never proved that kid 
                         was a Harcesis.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What are you talking about?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Everything he put in your head. The 
                         Goa'uld have used mind control before.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You think this is some elaborate Goa'uld 
                         plot to get me to destroy the world?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We've seen them use kids too.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         They used Shifu to put a bunch of stuff 
                         into my head in order to build the weapons 
                         only to eventually turn them on Earth?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's possible.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         There's only one flaw in that theory. 
                         You're assuming this is not what I wanted 
                         all the long.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Don't. Don't.

               
                                     MAN
                         System is firing. Target has been eliminated.
 
                         
               
               Moscow is obliterated.

               
               Infirmary

               
               Jack and Janet are standing by Daniel's bed.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Still nothing?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         No. There's nothing physically wrong 
                         with him or at least anything I can 
                         find.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Except for the fact that he's in a coma.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         It's not really a coma, he still has 
                         rapid eye movement.
 
               
               Briefing Room

               
                                     ALDWIN
                         The fact is he may not be the Harcesis 
                         at all.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Are you saying this could be some sort 
                         of Goa'uld trick?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         As we have seen, General Hammond, the 
                         Goa'uld are not above using human children 
                         as weapons.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well all Shifu would say is that he 
                         is teaching Daniel.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So what do we do?

               
                                     ALDWIN
                         As you know the zatarc detector's original 
                         purpose was to detect deception. We 
                         could at the very least determine whether 
                         the boy is actually Harcesis and possibly 
                         what he did to Dr. Jackson.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Basically a lie detector test.

               
                                     ALDWIN
                         No harm would come to him.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And what, just hope he doesn't explode 
                         in the meantime.
 
               
                                     ALDWIN
                         Hope he really is who he says he is.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Maybe help Dr. Jackson.

               
               Room used in Divide and Conquer for zatarc detecting.

               
               Sam puts the restraints on Shifu. She and Teal'c are in the room, 
               while Jack and Hammond are in the observation room above.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's just a precaution. I had this done 
                         to me once and I had to wear them too.
 
                         
               
                                     SHIFU
                         The mind is always free.

               
               Aldwin gets ready to put the disc on Shifu's head.

               
                                     ALDWIN
                         This will hurt a little. After that 
                         I promise you will feel no pain. I will 
                         merely ask you some questions.
 
               
                                     SHIFU
                         Questions are plentiful. Answers are 
                         few.
 
               
                                     ALDWIN
                         We'll try and keep it simple. Ready?
 
                         
               
               He walks over to the machine.

               
                                     ALDWIN
                         Direct your vision here. First question, 
                         what is your name?
 
               
                                     SHIFU
                         Shifu.

               
                                     ALDWIN
                         Are you Harcesis?

               
                                     SHIFU
                         I am many things.

               
                                     ALDWIN
                         Do you possess the genetic knowledge 
                         passed on to you by Apophis?
 
               
                                     SHIFU
                         Yes.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What did you do to Daniel?

               
                                     SHIFU
                         Dreams sometimes teach. I am teaching 
                         him.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Teaching him what?

               
                                     SHIFU
                         That the true nature of a man is determined 
                         in the battle between his conscious 
                         mind and his subconscious and that the 
                         evil in my subconscious is too strong 
                         to resist.
 
               
               Daniel walks in.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The only way to win is to deny it battle.
 
                         
               
                                     SHIFU
                         As Oma teaches.

               
               Janet goes into the observation room where Jack and Hammond are.
 
               
               
                                     FRAISER
                         He woke up a few minutes ago.

               
               Zatarc Room

               
                                     DANIEL
                         One of these days I'm gonna figure out 
                         she's worth listening to.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What happened?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I was having a dream.

               
                                     CARTER
                         About what?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's not really important. The important 
                         thing is it's time I chose a new path.
 
                         
               
                                     SHIFU
                         And it is time for me to continue on 
                         mine.
 
               
                                     ALDWIN
                         Wait a minute, if he really is Harcesis..
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         He is.

               
                                     ALDWIN
                         We can still extract some very valuable 
                         information from him.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No you can't.

               
                                     ALDWIN
                         I don't understand.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I know.

               
                                     SHIFU
                         Thank you for telling me of my mother.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         She would have been very proud of you.
 
                         
               
                                     SHIFU
                         Of you as well.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Will I see you again?

               
                                     SHIFU
                         All roads eventually lead to the great 
                         path.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Eventually.

               
                                     SHIFU
                         Many cross on the way.

               
                                     ALDWIN
                         (To Sam)What's going on? We're not just 
                         gonna let him leave?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't think we have a choice.

               
               Shifu truns into the light that Oma Desala truned into at the 
               end of Maternal Instinct and floats off.
 
               
               Daniel, Sam and Teal'c follow him.

               
               Observation room.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General, I highly recommend you order 
                         all personnel to stand down and get 
                         the heck out of the way.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Are you sure Colonel?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The alternative might not be so pretty.
 
                         
               
               Jack leaves.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What am I supposed to say?

               
               He grabs a microphone.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         All personnel this is General Hammond. 
                         A glowing energy being is headed for 
                         Level 28. We believe it is heading for 
                         the Gate room. Lower your weapons and 
                         do not attempt to intercept it.
 
               
               Shifu goes towards the Gate room. Various SF's lower their weapons.
 
               
               
               Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c reach the Gateroom where the Gate 
               has opened.
 
               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         The Gate just opened Sir.

               
               Shifu goes towards the Gate, solidifies and waves at Daniel, 
               who waves back. Shifu goes through the Gate and Daniel just watches. 
               The Gate shuts down.
 
               
               THE END

               

Absolute Power



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


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