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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 709

                                     "AVENGER 2.0"

                                           By

                             Paul Mullie & Joseph Mallozzi

               
               
               SGC - Felger's Lab Jay Felger and his assistant Chloe are present. 
               Felger is pacing as he awaits Major Carter's arrival. Chloe is 
               walking around a large beam generator while Jay is looking expectantly 
               out the door.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         What time is it?

               
                                     CHLOE
                         It's two minutes past the last time 
                         you asked me.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (moving to make last minute adjustments 
                         on something closer to Chloe) Oh, she 
                         should be here any second.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         Relax, Jay.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Relax? We're on the verge of a major 
                         scientific breakthrough. This...this 
                         weapon could be the-the key factor in 
                         our fight against the Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         Is it defeating the Goa'uld you're worried 
                         about or impressing Major Carter?
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Hey...unlike some people in this room, 
                         I've seen what the Goa'uld can do, first 
                         hand.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         (sighs) Yes, I know...you've told me 
                         a thousand times. You rescued SG-1 from 
                         the evil 'Lord What's-His-Name'.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Her'ak. And he wasn't an evil lord. 
                         He was a first prime.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         Jay...you're a brilliant scientist. 
                         Someday you're going to win the Nobel 
                         prize. What do you care what these military 
                         types think of you anyway?
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         You don't get it. You know, when you've 
                         stood side by side with someone and 
                         stared into the face of death, it creates 
                         an unspoken bond, an understanding that 
                         transcends simple friendship. Colonel 
                         O'Neill and I have been to hell and 
                         back together. When the mission was 
                         over, he looked me in the eye and do 
                         you know what he said to me? He said...
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (interrupting from behind) Is this gonna 
                         take long?
 
               
               Jack and Sam come in through the door Felger was watching earlier. 
               He had turned his back on it and he is now surprised by the two 
               of them.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Colonel O'Neill...

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Folger?

               
                                     FELGER
                         Felger...I-I w-wasn't expecting you, 
                         sir.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes...well, Major Carter said this was 
                         important.
 
               
               Jack reaches out to touch the end of the beam generator. Felger 
               stops him.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         D-d-d-d-don't touch. Don't touch...don't 
                         touch...please. This is a finely calibrated 
                         device. It fires a focused plasma pulse... 
                         (he imitates the beam complete with 
                         sound as he moves toward the target 
                         and then opens his arms wide in front 
                         of the target) Boom!
 
               
               He chuckles a little and shakes his head as he walks back to 
               the beam generator. Jack looks at Sam for an explanation.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's an energy-based weapon, sir. It 
                         could, potentially, replace the missiles 
                         on the X-303.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (Thinks on that for a minute, then) 
                         Phaser?
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         More like a photon torpedo.

               
                                     FELGER
                         My assistant, Chloe. (Then he hands 
                         safety glasses to Sam and Jack.) There 
                         you are.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (Acknowledging the introduction) Chloe...
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         This is all based on a Goa'uld design...and 
                         if you'll join me to the rear of the 
                         weapon...we will proceed with the demonstration. 
                         (Sam and Jack comply and the four are 
                         soon behind the weapon. Felger picks 
                         up two electrical cords and prepared 
                         to plug them into each other.) My friends, 
                         I present to you... (he chuckles) ...the 
                         22nd century.
 
               
               He plugs the two cords together. There is a spark at the plug. 
               The weapon lights up and begins to whine. It sounds like it is 
               overloading. Sparks fly from the weapon. Sam ducks a little. 
               Chloe ducks more. Then, the lights go out in the lab...and then 
               in a corridor as people are walking...and then in Hammonds' office 
               as he's typing on his laptop. Seconds later, the emergency power 
               kicks in. Smoke and sparks are still coming from the weapon.
 
               
               
                                     FELGER
                         That wasn't supposed to happen.

               
               OPENING CREDITS

               
               SGC - Level 27 Hammond and Felger are walking out of the elevator 
               and Sam is not far behind.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         I know, but I am really, really, really 
                         sorry, General and I can assure you 
                         that nothing like this will ever happen 
                         again.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You're damn right it won't because I'm 
                         pulling the plug on your research.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         No-no, no-no-no, please, this was just 
                         a minor glitch - minor glitch...I mean, 
                         we are so close to a working prototype...
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You've been saying that for the last 
                         six months. In fact, I've been reviewing 
                         your records. It seems that most of 
                         the projects you've overseen during 
                         your tenure here have been similarly 
                         long on promise and short on results.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Right...what-what exactly are you saying?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm saying it may be time for the Air 
                         Force to rethink your position here.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Okay, you know...that-that would be 
                         a mistake...because, um...I - you know, 
                         it just so happens that-that I'm working 
                         on a, uh, a line of research, and it's, 
                         uh, it's...it's, uh, yeah, well, really 
                         I'm on the verge of a major break-through, 
                         really.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Really?

               
                                     FELGER
                         Really, yes, yes...and it's - it's gonna 
                         be HUGE! Huge, this thing...and-and 
                         it's gonna make the plasma weapon look 
                         like a squirt gun...sir.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What is it?

               
                                     FELGER
                         Hmm?

               
                                     CARTER
                         What is it?

               
                                     FELGER
                         What is it? It's-it's, uh, well, really, 
                         you know, I-I'm not ready for a formal 
                         presentation just yet. You know, I still 
                         gotta...you know, crunch a few numbers 
                         and dot a few i's and...I could probably 
                         have something ready for you by the, 
                         uh, en-end of next week.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You have 24 hours.

               
                                     FELGER
                         More than enough time.

               
               He starts to leave and then turns back to salute Hammond.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Dismissed.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Thank you.

               
                                     BACK IN HIS LAB
                         Chloe is not happy.

               
                                     CHLOE
                         What were you thinking?

               
                                     FELGER
                         I don't know! I had to say something. 
                         They were going to fire me. Besides, 
                         what's the big deal? All we have to 
                         do is think of something that's going 
                         to change the balance of power in the 
                         galaxy by noon tomorrow.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         You have anything in mind?

               
                                     FELGER
                         (looks worried for a second...then smiles) 
                         As a matter of fact, I do...Avenger.
 
                         
               
                                     CHLOE
                         You've got to be kidding.

               
                                     FELGER
                         No, it's perfect!

               
                                     CHLOE
                         It's no where near ready! It's just 
                         an idea!
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         We can make it work...

               
                                     CHLOE
                         Oh, Jay...this is exactly your problem. 
                         You try so hard to impress people that 
                         you always bite off more than you can 
                         chew.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Okay. Yes, you're right. I have to start 
                         setting more realistic goals for myself. 
                         (He pauses, she nods.) Right after this 
                         project. Okay?
 
               
               He sits down at his computer and starts typing.

               
               Later, in a corridor of the SGC, Sam and Felger are walking. 
               She is holding a file.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         A computer virus?

               
                                     FELGER
                         Yeah...see, when you think about it, 
                         the-the 'gate network is nothing more 
                         than a bunch of linked computers. I 
                         mean, delivering the virus is as simple 
                         as dialing the target 'gate and uploading 
                         the program.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         The virus would then scramble the DHD's 
                         established coordinates.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Yeah, so the symbols no longer correspond 
                         with the proper coordinates, you see? 
                         (he chuckles) It's like rearranging 
                         the letters on your keyboard.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Then the target 'gate would be useless.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Yeah, I mean, sure, the Goa'uld have 
                         ships, but...you know, they-they still 
                         rely heavily on 'gate travel and that 
                         would be a real tactical advantage for 
                         us, don't you think? What do you think?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         (looking at the papers in the file) 
                         It's interesting...
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Really?

               
                                     CARTER
                         But you don't have a finished program.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         (stops walking, Sam continues to walk) 
                         Uh, well, uh, finished... (moves to 
                         catch up with her again) ...not finished, 
                         per se, no. Uh, but I really still have 
                         to, you know, just...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         (interrupting) ...crunch a few numbers, 
                         dot a few i's?
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         ...i's...that's really it. Exactly, 
                         yeah.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, I'll take a look at it. If it 
                         shows promise, I'll...take it to General 
                         Hammond.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, yes! Okay...

               
                                     CARTER
                         Whoa, whoa...don't celebrate just yet. 
                         This is far from a done deal.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         No, no. Of course not, of course not.
 
                         
               
               Sam continues on her way. Felger waits until she disappears from 
               view, then peeks his head around the corner. When he's sure she's 
               gone, he turns and pumps his fists.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (excited whispers) Yes! Yes! (Giggles 
                         as he walks off screen - then seconds 
                         later appears back on screen, looking 
                         around) Where am I? How'd she get me 
                         here? He walks off screen again.
 
               
               SGC - 'Gate Room The wormhole is active. We see Sam, Jack & Teal'c 
               walk into the room. Jack and Teal'c are geared up. Sam is not. 
               Hammond is at the base of the ramp waiting for them.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So, you'd rather stay here and geek 
                         out some computer program than come 
                         with us, huh?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Don't take it personally, sir. I just 
                         think this research shows a lot of promise.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's Felger... (he pronounces this with 
                         a soft g sound...)
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         He did save our lives, Colonel.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, don't remind me.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The ability to disable any 'gate we 
                         choose could prove to be a valuable 
                         weapon in our struggle against the Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         If it works...

               
                                     CARTER
                         That's what I intend to find out.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Don't forget your safety glasses. (Then 
                         turns to several soldiers who have just 
                         entered the room and are moving in behind 
                         him.) Marines...thanks for joining us. 
                         Let's move out.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         To be honest, Major, I share come of 
                         the Colonel's skepticism.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I know Dr. Felger's record is a little 
                         sketchy, sir. But I still think he shows 
                         a lot of potential. All he needs is 
                         a little support.
 
               
               Felger's Motel Room We see a miniature Stargate scene, complete 
               with model trees, model Stargate and model soldiers. Then we 
               see Felger looking through a magnifying glass at a figure. He 
               is painting a detail on the model soldier. Suddenly, he drops 
               the paint brush as he is startled by a knock at the door. The 
               camera pans back to reveal an unkempt room. Jay stands up and 
               we see he is in a t-shirt and boxers and socks.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Just a minute...

               
               He goes to the door and peeks through the peep-hole. We see Sam 
               looking at the door. He jumps back, panicked by his visitor. 
               He starts looking around and tries to straighten up quickly.
 
               
               
                                     FELGER
                         Ooooh...geez...

               
               He stuffs something under a cushion on the couch. Then he grabs 
               a pair of pants off the couch.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         I'll be-I'll be with you in a second...just, 
                         you know, uh, p-putting the dogs out.
 
                         
               
               He slips the pants over his feet and pulls them up. The only 
               trouble is, he has put them on backwards. He doesn't let that 
               stop him from opening the door, however.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (chuckling) Oh...Major Carter...

               
                                     CARTER
                         I was in the neighborhood...This isn't 
                         a bad time, is it?
 
               
               Sam walks in wearing jeans and a baby-blue hooded zip-up top.
 
               
               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, no, no, no...please, come in, come 
                         in, come in. Just, uh, you know, just, 
                         uh, really wasn't, uh, expecting anyone. 
                         (he quickly turns off the TV) I'm sorry.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Nice place.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, thank you, thank you. Yes, I was 
                         just, uh, having my apartment fumigated. 
                         Can I, uh, can I offer you anything?
 
                         
               
               He picks up a can of soda from his desk (already opened) and 
               a large plastic glass. He pours some of the soda into the glass.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         No, no, I'm fine.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, alrighty. (He sets the cup and soda 
                         down and then turns back and gestures 
                         toward the couch.) Please, please.
 
                         
               
               Sam starts to take a seat, but then jerks and smiles as she feels 
               something under her bum. She pulls out two barbie-style dolls. 
               One is a female blond doll dressed in green fatigues. The other 
               is a male brunette doll, also dressed in green fatigues. Felger 
               reaches out and takes the dolls from her.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Uh, what, uh, what uh, what brings you 
                         by?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I, uh, I took your proposal to General 
                         Hammond.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         And?

               
                                     CARTER
                         And he's agreed to give you another 
                         chance.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, thank God. Oh, thank God. That's 
                         great. That's great. Oh, whoo, 'cuz 
                         I thought I was so done for after that 
                         little...incident thing there. That 
                         was...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, there is one condition...

               
                                     FELGER
                         Sure...okay... (He raises the soda can 
                         up to take a drink.)
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         He wants me to work on the project with 
                         you.
 
               
               Felger chokes on the soda he is drinking, spilling it all over 
               his face.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (Still choking and dabbing at his face 
                         with a napkin) That'd be, uh, you?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, that's not a problem, is it?
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         No, no, no...God, no, no. What about 
                         SG-1?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, Daniel's working on a relocation 
                         project...P3L-997...
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         The moon in the decaying orbit?

               
                                     CARTER
                         They're experiencing some severe seismic 
                         disturbances and some weather anomalies.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Mmm, mmm...and then, what about, you 
                         know, Colonel O'Neill? Teal'c?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Uh, they have a series of negotiations 
                         with the rebel Jaffa leaders. There's 
                         been some infighting, some old rivalries 
                         cropping up.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Well, they have to settle that... yeah, 
                         yeah, yeah...I guess that means you 
                         get stuck with me, then.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         No, no, I wouldn't put it that way. 
                         I think the basic idea behind the virus 
                         is, actually, quite brilliant.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         No... (giggles and then stops) Really?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah.

               
               Felger giggles some more.

               
               SGC - Felger's Lab Felger is looking at his reflection in a glass 
               cupboard, trying to tie a tie. Chloe walks in.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         A tie?

               
                                     FELGER
                         I wear ties.

               
                                     CHLOE
                         And cologne?

               
                                     FELGER
                         You know, there is nothing wrong with 
                         a man taking pride in his appearance...and 
                         smell.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         This wouldn't have anything to do with 
                         Major Carter coming to work with us, 
                         would it?
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (still futzing with his tie) Don't be 
                         ridiculous.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         Here...let me.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Thanks. (Chloe starts tying his tie 
                         for him.) Of course, though, you know, 
                         you do have to admit, she possesses 
                         one of the most...brilliant scientific 
                         minds of our generation...and a pair 
                         of legs that won't quit. (Chloe tightens 
                         the tie.) Okay, okay.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         Sorry.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Well, anyway, what chance has a guy 
                         like me got with a woman like that? 
                         She barely notices I'm alive. You know 
                         what that's like?
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         A little.

               
               Sam walks in.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Morning.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, hi...hi.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Nice...tie.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, thanks.

               
               
               1. Felger and Chloe typing on different computers in his lab. 
               Sam looking over his shoulder and then patting it. He looking 
               at where he hand just was, then at her retreating back side and 
               having a difficult time getting back on task.
 
               
               2. Sam writing code on a white board. Felger coming in with three 
               donuts on a plate, bypassing Chloe and heading straight for Sam. 
               Sam turning down the offer and then Chloe giving him a look when 
               he finally offers one to her. Felger takes the jelly-filled, 
               powdered on and takes a big bite. Then he points with the hand 
               holding the donut and drips jelly on the board. He erases code 
               as he tries to clean off the jelly.
 
               
               3. Felger and Sam watching as Chloe sits at a console. On the 
               monitors we see what looks like the dialing program. Symbols 
               are locking into place on two separate screens. We see Chloe 
               smile and turn to look at the other two. They are both smiling 
               and then Felger, in a spontaneous display hugs Sam and his head 
               ends up right on her breast for just a second before he realizes 
               what he's done and then he offers her his hand to shake in stead. 
               Sam and Chloe hug and then Chloe and Felger shake hands.
 
               
               SGC - Hammond's Office

               
                                     CARTER
                         We think the virus is ready, sir. Of 
                         course, other than computer simulations, 
                         there's no real way to test it, except 
                         on another 'gate.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do you have a target in mind?

               
                                     CARTER
                         P5S-117...It's one of Ba'al's principal 
                         naquadah mining sites. If we could disable 
                         the 'gate, we could seriously disrupt 
                         his supply network.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How will we know if the test is successful?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         There's a Tok'ra operative on the planet 
                         who will be able to relay the results 
                         of the test through their sub-space 
                         communication network.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Send the virus.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir.

               
               Back in Felger's lab. Chloe is tying away as Felger paces.

               
                                     CHLOE
                         You're going to wear a hole in the floor.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Those Tok'ra are taking the sweet time, 
                         aren't they? Huh? You think we would've 
                         heard something by now.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         (over the intercom) Major Carter to 
                         the control room. Repeat, Major Carter 
                         to the control room.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         That's it.

               
               Felger leaves the lab. We see him get off the elevator on level 
               28 and side step personnel as he makes his way to the control 
               room. On the way he passes Siler, who appears to be having someone 
               (Martin Wood, I believe) take a look at his eye. Jay walks up 
               the stairs to the control room just as Sam descends another set 
               an meets up with him.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Felger, what are you doing here?

               
                                     FELGER
                         What's going on?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Colonel O'Neill and Teal'c must have 
                         scheduled contact.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Getting a video signal, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O'Neill, this is Hammond. Do 
                         you read?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (through the MALP transmission) Nice 
                         to hear from you, General.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What's your status, Colonel?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, the mission was going according 
                         to plan. Then we hit a little snag. 
                         We can't dial the 'gate.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Say again?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We cannot establish an outgoing wormhole. 
                         We've tried all kinds of addresses but...we 
                         just can't get a lock.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Stand by, Colonel.

               
               Hammond and Sam look at Felger.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, this is 
                         just a coincidence. There's no way this 
                         could have anything to do with my virus. 
                         No...could it?
 
               
               COMMERCIAL BREAK

               
               SGC - Felger's Lab

               
                                     FELGER
                         Look, I'm telling you, there's no possible 
                         way Avenger could have anything to do 
                         with this.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Avenger?

               
                                     FELGER
                         That's what I call the virus. You know, 
                         it's named after a comic book I read 
                         when I was a kid...The Amazing Avenger? 
                         Green tights...purple cape. He was super 
                         strong, super fast. You know, not as 
                         fast as the Flash. That would be ridiculous. 
                         Of course, this isn't ringing any bells 
                         with anybody, is it?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Is there any chance we sent it to the 
                         wrong 'gate?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         No, sir. We double-checked the coordinates. 
                         The viruse was sent here...P5S-117. 
                         (She points to a computer monitor that 
                         has a star map on it.) Colonel O'Neill 
                         is on P3C-249, which is here. (She points 
                         to a different point on the map.) It 
                         is true that, relatively speaking, within 
                         the 'gate systems the planets are close 
                         together - about 400 light years - but 
                         that doesn't necessarily mean anything. 
                         And until we hear back from the Tok'ra...
 
                         
               
               Just then, the alarms begin sounding.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         (Over the intercom) Unscheduled off-world 
                         activiation.
 
               
               Hammond takes off and Sam has to push Felger out of the way to 
               follow him. Felger follows her, leaving Chloe alone in the lab 
               again.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Sir, we're receiving an audio transmission. 
                         It's the Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     THELESS
                         (over comms) This is Theless of the 
                         Tok'ra.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This is General Hammond of Stargate 
                         Command.
 
               
                                     THELESS
                         General, I'm afraid I have to report 
                         a series of malfunctions within the 
                         'gate system.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Malfunctions?

               
                                     THELESS
                         Several 'gates have gone off-line. As 
                         yet, we have no idea why. We are still 
                         in the process of gathering information.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Theless, this is Major Carter. Do you 
                         have any information on a planet we've 
                         designated P5S-117?
 
               
                                     THELESS
                         One moment, please. We are still waiting 
                         for a sub-space transmission from our 
                         operative in that system.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Can you send us any data that you do 
                         have?
 
               
                                     THELESS
                         Affirmative.

               
               We see one of the computers begin downloading a transmission.
 
               
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Transmission received.

               
               Sam leans forward to begin looking over the transmission.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I'm going to need a few minutes 
                         to analyze this information.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Go.

               
               Felger crosses his arms and moves closer to Hammond. Hammond 
               looks at him, but he is staring straight ahead. Then Davis turns 
               to look at him. Jay finally notices the looks he's getting.
 
               
               
                                     FELGER
                         I'll go help.

               
               Back in Felger's lab, Sam, Chloe and Jay are looking at information 
               being printed on one of the monitors.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         There it is.

               
               First we see Sam's finger point at the screen, then Chloe's and 
               then Jay's rather quickly.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         I still don't see how this is possible.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Automatic correlative updates.

               
                                     CHLOE
                         I thought those were supposed to happen 
                         only once every couple of hundred years.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         That was the theory.

               
               Hammond walks in.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major Carter, report.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, first I'd like to recommend that 
                         you begin recalling all of our off-world 
                         teams, immediately.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It's already being done. The mining 
                         team from P4F-221 is coming through 
                         right now.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, you might want to tell them to 
                         hurry it up, sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What have you got?

               
               Sam leads them to the same computer monitor with the star map 
               they were looking at earlier.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         This is the original target 'gate. This 
                         is Colonel O'Neill's position. These 
                         are the 'gates first reported off-line 
                         by the Tok'ra. (We see more positions 
                         highlighted on the screen.) A few minutes 
                         later...several more.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They appear to be spreading out from 
                         the original 'gate.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You still think this is a coincidence?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, sir, we think we may have an explanation. 
                         We know that the 'gate network has to 
                         undergo periodic correlative updates 
                         in order to compensate for stellar drift. 
                         Now, we've never witnessed it, but we 
                         believe that the 'gates dial each other 
                         automatically to transmit the new coordinates 
                         that apply to each address.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         And you believe Dr. Felger's virus initiated 
                         one of these updates?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It may have triggered an automatic internal 
                         protocol in the DHD. Before adapting 
                         the new scrambled coordinates, it dialed 
                         out and transmitted them to a few of 
                         the neighboring 'gates who then transmitted 
                         to a few more and so on and so on...
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         and so on...yeah.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Is there any way we can stop it?

               
                                     CHLOE
                         There's no time, sir. If each 'gate 
                         only dials two others before adapting 
                         to the new system, the entire network 
                         will be infected in less than two hours.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We need to focus on getting as many 
                         people back as possible, sir.
 
               
               Hammond gives a look that could kill and then leaves.

               
                                     FELGER
                         He's really mad, isn't he?

               
               Later in the 'gate room, several SGC personnel step through the 
               'gate and walk down the ramp as Sam, Davis and Hammond look on.
 
               
               
                                     DAVIS
                         That's the last of the miners, sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Shut it down. (The 'gate shuts down.) 
                         What's next?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         P3L-997.

               
                                     CARTER
                         That's Daniel's team, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Dial it.

               
               Meanwhile, back in Felger's lab, Felger is breathing into a brown 
               paper bag as Chloe provides words of comfort and rubs his back.
 
               
               
                                     CHLOE
                         Okay, breath. Everything's gonna be 
                         fine.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Grover Cleveland High School...

               
                                     CHLOE
                         What?

               
                                     FELGER
                         Chemistry 201...I had an incident with 
                         my mid-term lab...they got the fire 
                         under control in about an hour...poor 
                         Mr. Hoffman - his eyebrows never grew 
                         back. I should have got out of science 
                         right then and there...you know, but 
                         this would save everybody all the trouble...
 
                         
               
                                     CHLOE
                         This is Stargate Command. You wouldn't 
                         be here... (Sam walks in and over hears 
                         some of this.) ...if you weren't very 
                         good at what you do.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         You tell that to Colonel O'Neill...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         (clear throat)

               
                                     FELGER
                         How many teams came back?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Three.

               
                                     CHLOE
                         Out of how many?

               
                                     CARTER
                         15. The rest are stranded.

               
                                     FELGER
                         And Dr. Jackson?

               
                                     CARTER
                         His team's still off-world.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh...this is awful!

               
                                     CARTER
                         The flood waters are rising, but they're 
                         safe...for the time being.
 
               
               The phone on the wall behind Sam rings. She picks it up.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Carter. General.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh...General...

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir. I understand. (She hangs up.) 
                         We contacted the Tok'ra. According to 
                         their intelligence...the entire 'gate 
                         network is down.
 
               
               Felger returns to breathing in the bag.

               
               COMMERCIAL BREAK

               
               SGC- Control Room

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O'Neill, report.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (over MALP transmission) The mission's 
                         been compromised, sir. Looks like one 
                         of the Jaffa commanders sold us out. 
                         Go figure.
 
               
               Sam and Jay have now entered the control room.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What happened?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The negotiations were going just fine...then 
                         the 'gate broke down. After that, they 
                         all started accusing each other of sabotage 
                         and all hell broke loose.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, we think we know what caused your 
                         'gate to malfunction. It was the virus.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (moving closer to the MALP camera)  
                         Felger's virus?!
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It created a new coordinate system that 
                         then spread to all the DHDs, but, since 
                         we don't have a DHD, we have the only 
                         'gate that can dial out.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (obviously annoyed) I told you not to 
                         trust that brown-nosing little weasel!
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         (through smiling teeth) He doesn't know 
                         I'm standing here, does he?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I'm just as responsible as anyone 
                         else.
 
               
               Then we hear Teal'c as we see Jack look away from the camera.
 
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill...

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We've got incoming, sir! It's Alkesh...
 
                         
               
               Jack dives out of the way as we see two explosions. One of the 
               shots hits the MALP and the screen goes black. The words Signal 
               Lost appear on the black screen.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         We just lost video.

               
                                     CARTER
                         They must have hit the MALP.

               
                                     FELGER
                         He was just standing a few feet from 
                         it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O'Neill, what's your situation? 
                         Please respond.
 
               
               For a few tense seconds, there is no response and everyone looks 
               rather worried, Then...
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (over audio only) We're still in one 
                         piece, sir.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (obviously relieved) Oh, thank God.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're gonna take cover, sir.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, we still have an outgoing wormhole. 
                         We could send reinforcements...
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They'd be stranded like all the others. 
                         I can't send anyone until we fix this 
                         problem.
 
               
               Later, in Felger's lab, Sam, Jay and Chloe are looking at pages 
               of readouts.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Let's think this through, logically. 
                         The entire 'gate network has been paralyzed, 
                         but we can still dial out.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         And we're assuming that the virus was 
                         spread as a result of the correlative 
                         updates initiated by the DHDs.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         We don't have a DHD, so our 'gate was 
                         unaffected.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Right. It also means another change 
                         would probably result in another system-wide 
                         update.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         So, if we can get just one DHD converted 
                         back to the old coordinate system, the 
                         'gate network would spread it for us.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         But how do you convert back to the old 
                         system, when the new one is based on 
                         a completely random principal?
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         There still has to be a pattern. I mean, 
                         if we can get one DHD to establish a 
                         lock with a specific 'gate, then all 
                         we have to do is compare that old address 
                         to the new address and extrapolate a 
                         translation program...yeah...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         That would mean random dialing...

               
                                     CHLOE
                         Seven symbols chose from a pool of 38 
                         non-repeating candidates? That's about 
                         63 billion possible combinations.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         (quietly to Sam) She's good with numbers. 
                         I was going to get her to do my taxes.
 
                         
               
               Sam ignores him and clears her throat.

               
               Later, Sam and Hammond are walking together.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Any word from Colonel O'Neill, sir?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         No, we've been unable to reestablish 
                         contact. We hope he's just out of range.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         According to our latest intelligence 
                         report, it looks like Ba'al is trying 
                         to take advantage of the situation.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         How so?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         At the moment, he has the largest fleet.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         With the 'gate system down, whoever 
                         has the most ships has the advantage.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         He's attacking the other system lords 
                         on several fronts. And he's winning.
 
                         
               
               Back in Felger's lab, Jay is still looking through print outs, 
               when a cell phone starts ringing. Jay takes the phone out of 
               his pocket, looks at the caller ID and puts the phone back, unanswered. 
               Then the desk phone in his lab starts ringing. He gets up to 
               answer it.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Stargate Command, Felger speaking. Mom, 
                         mom, no - no, no...no, I told you not 
                         to call me here. No, you're not even 
                         supposed to have this number...I'm sorry 
                         I didn't call, I had to work late, something 
                         came up...If you must know, mom, I-I 
                         screwed up again. Yeah, and I think 
                         this is the worst one yet. No, no...it-it's 
                         worse than that one. (Sam has just walked 
                         in the lab, but Felger doesn't see her.) 
                         No, worse than that one too, mom. Mom, 
                         mom, mom, I don't need a list of my 
                         personal failures right now, okay? I 
                         mean, to tell you the truth, mom, I 
                         don't even know if I can fix this one... 
                         (Sam clears her throat and Jay notices 
                         her.) I'll have to get back to you on 
                         that then, Simon, okay? Alrighty, then, 
                         bye-bye. (Then to Sam.) A friend, it's 
                         Coombs...he says hi.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Look, Jay...I-I know you feel bad about 
                         this.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (chuckles lightly) What's to feel bad 
                         about? I mean, it probably took the 
                         ancients a thousand years to build the 
                         'gate system, and I... (whistles) ...wrecked 
                         it in a single day. Not to mention the 
                         fact that I've isolated us from all 
                         the off-world resources we're going 
                         to need to defend ourselves, leaving 
                         us sitting ducks for the next Goa'uld 
                         attack. But who cares?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Look I-I need you to get past feeling 
                         guilty and focus on finding a solution.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         That's easy for you to say 'cause you 
                         never make mistakes.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't?

               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, com on...you're perfect. Everybody 
                         knows that.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Jay...I'm not perfect.

               
                                     FELGER
                         See, you have to say that because you're 
                         modest...which is just another aspect 
                         of your perfection.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Have you ever heard of a planet called 
                         K'Tau?
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         That wasn't your fault.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I was the one who bypassed the dialing 
                         protocols that cause the wormhole to 
                         pass through K'Tau's sun. The chain 
                         reaction that resulted could have led 
                         to the deaths of everyone on that planet...
 
                         
               
               Jay starts flapping his hands in front of him, effectively interrupting 
               her.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         That's it! That's it! That's it! Oh...even 
                         your mistakes are perfect.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What are you talking about?

               
                                     FELGER
                         You were able to bypass the security 
                         protocol because you created your own 
                         dialing program...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         So?

               
                                     FELGER
                         So, we can do that here. Instead of 
                         trying to tweak the DHD program back 
                         to it's original form, why don't we 
                         just upload everything from our dialing 
                         computer?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Our program is nowhere near as sophisticated 
                         as the one that exists in the DHDs. 
                         It's completely jerry-rigged.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         It doesn't have to be perfect, as long 
                         as the coordinate system is accurate. 
                         The DHD will automatically make all 
                         the necessary adjustments.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         How do you know that?

               
                                     FELGER
                         Well, it's...okay, I don't. I don't. 
                         I don't. But the fact that Avenger triggered 
                         a correlative update seems to indicate 
                         that the DHD program is adaptive by 
                         it's very nature...and plus...we have 
                         nothing else. (He chuckles.) Trust me, 
                         Major, this is gonna work.
 
               
               Later, in the control room...

               
                                     JACKSON
                         (Over MALP transmission, yelling to 
                         be heard) Yeah, sorry to rain on your 
                         parade guys, but it didn't work.
 
               
               It is raining very heavily where Daniel is. He is wearing rain 
               gear and the MALP lens is spotted with water drops.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (turns to Sam) It should have worked.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         We tried dialing Earth and the Alpha 
                         Site, but we couldn't get a lock.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         You know, maybe there's something wrong 
                         with the upload... (he moves closer 
                         to Davis) ...you can upload better, 
                         huh?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         If you've got any other bright ideas, 
                         now would be a very good time.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What's your status, Doctor?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Flood water's rising pretty fast and 
                         seismic activity is causing a lot of 
                         rogue waves. We estimate that within 
                         48 hours, the entire city will be under 
                         water.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         It should have worked!

               
               COMMERCIAL BREAK

               
               SGC - Briefing Room

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Have you and Dr. Felger made any progress?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I can't find him.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Excuse me?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Apparently, Dr. Felger has left the 
                         base. I-I think the pressure was getting 
                         to him.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I thought you said all he needed was 
                         a little support...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah...I may have been wrong about that. 
                         Okay...I admit it. He's a complete screw-up. 
                         He makes rash decisions based on sketchy 
                         evidence, he's clumsy in the lab, he's 
                         always late and...quite frankly, it 
                         wouldn't kill him to ease up on the 
                         after- shave, but the fact is, sir...he's 
                         at Stargate Command because he's a brilliant 
                         scientist. And no one understands that 
                         virus better than he does...
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Then, I suggest you get him back.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir.

               
               Earth Felger is standing on a bridge over a lazy stream. He is 
               tearing off pieces of bread and throwing them into the stream. 
               He watches as the current carries them downstream. Sam walks 
               up and stands beside him. She is wearing civvies - denim pants 
               and jacket, baby blue t-shirt.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Jay, what're you doing out here? We've 
                         got work to do.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         How did you find me here?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I called your mother. She told me this 
                         is where you come when you need to think.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         This is the very spot I was standing 
                         when I figured out how to recombine 
                         epsilon particles in a sub-space matrix... 
                         Then I got mugged by some teenagers. 
                         Still, it's a nice spot.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     FELGER
                         Feeding the ducks.

               
               Sam looks around and there are no ducks in sight.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I need you to come back to Stargate 
                         Command.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (again, a little chuckle) You know, 
                         before I joined SGC...my idea of a high- 
                         pressure situation was defending a mathematical 
                         thesis in front of a room full of balding, 
                         middle-aged men. I don't do so well 
                         when the fate of the universe is hanging 
                         in the balance now.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Jay, you designed the virus. You're 
                         the man for the job. Forget about the 
                         big picture for a second. Forget about 
                         the consequences. Just focus on the 
                         problem. Why didn't the upload work?
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         I don't know. It should've. Every 'gate 
                         in the galaxy should be back on-line. 
                         Except for P5S-117.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What do you mean?

               
                                     FELGER
                         Well, Avenger's resistant to that type 
                         of tampering, you know? And I didn't 
                         think it made much difference since 
                         S-117 was sabotaged in the first place.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Jay, what if the virus replicated itself 
                         and then traveled along with the new 
                         coordinate system to the other DHDs?
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         No, that's impossible. It wasn't designed 
                         to do that.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, it wasn't designed to trigger 
                         a correlative update, either. You said 
                         it yourself, Jay. The DHD program is 
                         adaptive.
 
               
               SGC - Briefing Room

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, we think we may have found a solution.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Let's hear it.

               
               Sam looks to Jay.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Y-you want me to tell it?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's your project.

               
               Felger, who has been pacing behind Hammond until now, takes a 
               seat at the table opposite Sam. He scoots closer to Hammond and 
               leans in on the table, causing Hammond to sit back.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Well, General, we think we know why 
                         we were unable to upload a dialing program 
                         into the 'gate system. It now looks 
                         as though the virus itself, somehow, 
                         transmitted along with the new coordinate 
                         system to the entire DHD network.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The virus is blocking the upload.

               
                                     FELGER
                         That's right. That's right and we need 
                         to neutralize it first. But in order 
                         to do that, we have to find it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I don't understand.

               
                                     FELGER
                         W-w-well, uh, the truth is, uh, we don't 
                         know how the virus was transmitted. 
                         If it piggybacked with the automatic 
                         correlative update, that means it's 
                         buried somewhere within the dialing 
                         program itself. We're talking thousands 
                         of lines of code...you know, it would 
                         be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         But we do know that the virus exists 
                         within a very specific sub-routine of 
                         the original target DHD on P5S-117. 
                         The catch is, in order to make this 
                         work, we have to reboot the system which 
                         means removing the control crystal. 
                         Someone's going to have to physically 
                         go to the planet, sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         P5S-117 is controlled by Ba'al.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     FELGER
                         General... (Felger stands and looks 
                         straight ahead.) I'd like to volunteer.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major Carter has the experience required 
                         for this mission.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, come on...I've got off-world experience. 
                         I battled the Goa'uld. I zatted a Jaffa.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, maybe it would be better if we 
                         both went.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Major Carter's right. Nobody knows more 
                         about Avenger than me.
 
               
               Next, we see Jay packing duct tape into his very large pack. 
               Chloe approaches.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         Jay, this is crazy.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Look, I caused this problem, I'm gonna 
                         fix it.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         You're a research scientist, not a field 
                         operative.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Did that stop me from infiltrating a 
                         Goa'uld mothership? I think not. Look, 
                         they've already sent the MALP. The 'gates 
                         not even being guarded. Probably, because 
                         it doesn't work any more, but don't 
                         worry about me.
 
               
               He swings the pack onto his back, hitting Chloe in the process.
 
               
               
                                     FELGER
                         I know what I'm doing, okay?

               
               He starts to leave, but Chloe calls to him.

               
                                     CHLOE
                         Jay... (she picks up a CD and puts it 
                         in his jacket pocket) ...the anti-virus.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Okay, yeah...yeah, yeah, I'm gonna need 
                         that. Alrighty.
 
               
               He starts to leave again, but she grabs his arm and turns him 
               back to her.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         What?

               
               She grabs the lapels of his jacket and pulls him to her, kissing 
               him.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (stunned) What...what was that for?
 
                         
               
                                     CHLOE
                         Good luck.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh...right.

               
               Jay leaves, but not without a few backward glances. Chloe closes 
               the door and smiles as she goes about her work.
 
               
               P5S-117 Sam and Jay walk down the steps from the DHD, weapons 
               ready.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         All right, you get set up. I'll be back 
                         in a few minutes.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Where're you going?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm gonna to check out the area.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Shouldn't we stick together? You know, 
                         in case you need back up or something?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'll be fine.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Okay...I'm good too.

               
               He tells after her and she turns to give a shhh gesture. He then 
               unhooks his backpack and begins pulling out his equipment.
 
               
               
               Meanwhile, back at the SGC, Jack is making another MALP report.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The Jaffa landed the Alkesh and they're 
                         sending out search patrols. Teal'c and 
                         I have organized the rebels for a counter 
                         attack.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Be advised, Colonel. Major Carter has 
                         gone to P5S-117. She's attempting to 
                         get the 'gate system back on line.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's occupied territory, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes, it is.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What team did she take?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major Carter didn't want to risk stranding 
                         anyone else.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         She went alone?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Not entirely...Dr. Felger's with her.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm inspired with confidence.

               
               Next we see the control crystal of the DHD on P5S-117. The camera 
               pulls back to reveal two cables attached to other crystals on 
               the DHD. The cables are attached to Felger's laptop. Carter rejoins 
               him.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         There's no sign of any Jaffa activity 
                         in the area.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (pointing to his laptop) I'm in. I'm 
                         in. Whoo... (chuckles) Just a sec, just 
                         a sec...okay...something's wrong.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         What?

               
                                     FELGER
                         This isn't Avenger. I mean, it's Avenger, 
                         but s-something's hinky. It's been altered.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Hinky?

               
                                     FELGER
                         The point is, this isn't the program 
                         I wrote. I-it's been tampered with since 
                         it was sent.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Maybe it was Ba'al.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Ba'al?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Think about it. He stood the most to 
                         gain. He took your idea your idea to 
                         bring down one 'gate and modified it 
                         to bring down the entire 'gate network, 
                         knowing it would give him an advantage.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Huh...well, that means none of this 
                         was my fault. I told you Avenger wasn't 
                         designed to cause a correlative update.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I wouldn't get too excited. It also 
                         means our anti-virus isn't going to 
                         work.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         That's right. It's designed for the 
                         original program.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Which means that we are now stranded 
                         on a Goa'uld occupied world.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         So it's kind of a good news-bad news 
                         situation...
 
               
               COMMERCIAL BREAK

               
               P5S-117 Felger and Sam are still sitting near the DHD.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The Jaffa probably aren't as protective 
                         of the 'gate as they once were, but 
                         sooner or later, there's going to be 
                         a patrol. We have to do something.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Well, I'm open to suggestions...

               
                                     CARTER
                         You said the virus was modified, right? 
                         So all we need to do is modify the anti-virus 
                         to match it.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Okay, go for it.

               
               He starts to hand his laptop to Sam.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I was hoping you could handle it.

               
               Sam gets up and starts walking again.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, I was afraid you were going to say 
                         that.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You wanna do this instead? (she waves 
                         her weapon)
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Do you know how many variations I went 
                         through before I got the anti-virus 
                         right? And that was when I knew what 
                         I was up against. This could take days.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, then you'd better get started.
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         (after some frustrated silent release) 
                         Yep...oh, yeah...
 
               
               Meanwhile, back at the SGC, Daniel is checking in again. The 
               weather has not improved.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         (still shouting) Still no word from 
                         Sam?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         To be honest...we should've heard back 
                         by now.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well, we're gonna have to abandon the 
                         Stargate and move to higher ground.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very well. Good luck, Dr. Jackson.
 
                         
               
               Back on P5S-117 Sam returns from another patrol.

               
                                     CARTER
                         How's it coming?

               
                                     FELGER
                         We're getting there. It's pretty cool, 
                         isn't it? You and I working together? 
                         We're sort of like the intellectual 
                         Butch and Sundance of the SGC.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Butch and Sundance got cornered and 
                         killed by the Bolivian army.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Yeah...that's a good point, yeah.

               
               Suddenly, Sam sees Jaff entering the clearing in front of her. 
               She pulls Felger down with her behind some stones.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (still holding the laptop) What? What? 
                         What? What?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         We got trouble.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Wh-what kind of trouble? What?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Think Bolivia.

               
                                     FELGER
                         Ah...Jaffa.

               
               Two Jaffa are all that are visible, but they are advancing toward 
               the DHD.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         They've made our position. Keep working.
 
                         
               
               She gets up and move further forward, still ducking behind stones. 
               She starts firing and takes out one of the Jaffa. The other returns 
               staff fire.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh...

               
               The fight continues and soon we see a whole bunch of Jaffa entering 
               the clearing. It looks pretty back for Sam and Jay. Staff blasts 
               are landing all around them.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Concentrate, Jay...concentrate. Just 
                         background noise.
 
               
               Sam continues to shoot. She takes out another couple of Jaffa 
               and them dumps a clip. Sam and Jay are quickly being surrounded.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         How's it coming?

               
                                     FELGER
                         I'm feeling a little rushed. There's 
                         not enough time. There's not enough 
                         time.
 
               
               Sam falls back to Felger's position again. She keeps fighting, 
               but it's looking bad. Then, the sound of a ship approaching can 
               be hear. Sam and Jay look up to see and Alkesh hovering over 
               the them. The weapons array moves and then turns to fire on the 
               Jaffa. The blasts soon have the Jaffa dead or retreating. The 
               Alkesh descends even lower over Samd and Jay.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (Ducking and covering his head - okay...cowering) 
                         Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa
 
               
               Seconds later, the rings activate and Sam raises her weapon. 
               Jack and Teal'c ring out of the ship.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         O'Neill. Look, it's Colonel O'Neill! 
                         Thank God! (Felger runs up and grabs 
                         Jack, hugging him.) Oh, Colonel O'Neill, 
                         you wouldn't believe, you would not...thank 
                         God it's you...
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (fighting him off with Felger's hat) 
                         Felger...Felger. Felger! (Felger lets 
                         go and takes his hat.) What did I say 
                         about touching?
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         Absolutely, absolutely, it's just that 
                         we were over there, you know, and then 
                         they came...everywhere...and th-those 
                         guys...then you...over there... (Felger 
                         is gesturing wildly and Jack is trying 
                         to get him to calm down.) ...but now 
                         you're here. Now you're here. (whispering) 
                         Nice one.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         (looking up) How'd you manage this one, 
                         sir?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We got tired of waiting.

               
               Felger starts to hug Jack again, but the sound Jack makes and 
               the stance he takes makes Felger stop mid-action.
 
               
               SGC - 'Gate Room Sam and Jay walk through the 'gate and down 
               the ramp. Hammond greets them at the bottom of the ramp.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major, Doctor, welcome back.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (to Felger) I trust the solution you 
                         came up with is of a permanent nature?
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Oh, yes, yes...not to worry, General. 
                         I've modified the anti-virus, you know, 
                         specifically to target and neutralize 
                         the altered version of Avenger. But 
                         I've also added a little patch, you 
                         know, just to ensure that no one will 
                         ever...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         (cutting him off) The problem is solved, 
                         sir...permanently.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Dr. Jackson managed to get the remaining 
                         inhabitants of 997 through to the Alpha 
                         Site.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Good to hear it, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What about Colonel O'Neill and Teal'c?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         They found an alternate means of transport. 
                         I promised the Colonel I wouldn't say 
                         anything...want's it to be a surprise.
 
                         
               
               Hammond nods slightly.

               
               Felger's Lab Jay and Chloe are kissing. Jay is wearing his lab 
               coat, but uncharacteristically, Chloe is wearing a somewhat frilly 
               white top this time.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         (between kisses) I was so worried about 
                         you.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (also between kisses) It was no big 
                         deal.
 
               
               CHLOE (continuing the pattern) Those Jaffa...they could have 
               killed you.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (scoffs) Not a chance, Baby.

               
               Jay sweeps his hand across the table behind him, knocking stuff 
               to the floor. Then he pick Chloe up and sits her on the counter 
               before laying her back and staring with the kissing again. Seconds 
               later, Sam and Jack walk in.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         (stunned) What is this?

               
                                     FELGER
                         (looks up) Oh... (He pulls Chloe back 
                         up and she stands on the floor again.) 
                         Hi, guys. (he chuckles) I know, we're 
                         not really supposed to be...fraternizing, 
                         but, hey...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         (upset) I turn my back for two seconds 
                         and you take up with this...trollop?
 
                         
               
                                     FELGER
                         Oooh... He puts his hands up as Chloe 
                         begins moving toward Sam.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         Don't blame me just because you were 
                         never woman enough to satisfy him.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         (raises brows) Ohhh... (Sam whips off 
                         the green duty shirt she's been wearing 
                         and reveals a rather low-cut, scoop 
                         neck version of the black t-shirt she 
                         usually wears) That's it.
 
               
               Sam moves rapidly toward Chloe and Jack moves closer to Felger. 
               Sam grabs Chloe around the neck and they both go down amid grunts. 
               We can hear them grunting as they struggle, but we can only see 
               Jack and Jay as they sit at the table and watch.
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         (chuckles) Whoa...ladies, please, no 
                         this isn't really necessary...
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (cuts him off by putting his hand on 
                         Felger's for a second) Shhhh! Don't 
                         talk.
 
               
               Then in the distance we can hear Chloe calling as the camera 
               zooms in on Jay's smiling face.
 
               
                                     CHLOE
                         Jay...Jay? (we see her finger poke him 
                         in the cheek just the way Coombs did 
                         in The Other Guys) Jay...
 
               
                                     FELGER
                         What? What? (He has returned from dreamland.)
 
                         
               
                                     CHLOE
                         What were you thinking about?

               
                                     FELGER
                         (chuckles) Nothing.

               
               THE END

               

Avenger 2.0



Writers :   Paul Mullie  Joseph Mallozzi
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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