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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 410

                                 "BENEATH THE SURFACE"

                                           By

                                     Heather E. Ash




               We begin with what can only be called "Muscle-man's quarters" 
               . Buff men with bods like Teal'C are waking up. An Alarm sounds. 
               Teal'C sits up, and looks around. He stands up and walks away. 
               There's a lady there, too I just noticed. Lucky her! Shot goes 
               up to a skylight then pans down a few levels to a gathering of 
               people. A lady walks up to a platform.
 
               
                                     LADY
                         Collegues! (A newly short haired Sam 
                         looks up. She looks good! Her hair is 
                         cut up to her ears in kind of a shag 
                         cut. Her hair falls in layers over her 
                         face. It's a very popular haircut for 
                         the ladies here in the states! Jack 
                         with what looks like a stocking on his 
                         head looks up) You're attention, please! 
                         I'm pleased to report that thanks to 
                         your hard work, We now have enough reserve 
                         energy to heat the greenhouses for the 
                         next 2 months! Special merit to the 
                         workers of section 23. (Sam and some 
                         men put there hands up and cheer. Teal'C 
                         cocks his head - Let us use this not 
                         as an excuse to work less, but as motivation 
                         to work harder. (Jack looks like he's 
                         in a trance) Our world may be covered 
                         in ice, but one day we will reclaim 
                         our place on the surface!
 
               
                                     ALL
                         (Shot goes to Jack)  IT IS AN HONOR 
                         TO SERVE! Shot goes to Danny.
 
               
               Lady on platform leaves, Sam goes to get her food. Pretty black 
               lady dumps some sloppy looking stuff on Sam's plate. She gives 
               her a very dirty look.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Kegan, how about some bread?

               
                                     KEGAN
                         (Sarcastically) Sorry, just gave away 
                         the last piece.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, here we go! Every time . . .

               
                                     SAM
                         What is your problem?

               
                                     KEGAN
                         I don't have a problem!

               
                                     SAM
                         And we don't have any bread.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (To Jack) Is there a problem here?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (To Danny) Stay out of this.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Jona, there are other people waiting.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         GIVE HER THE DAMN BREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
                         (Jack grabs at Kegan, then takes Danny 
                         down in some wrestling move that I can't 
                         remember. He flips him over his head. 
                         Just remembered the move! Belly to belly 
                         suplex!)
 
               
                                     LADY
                         Somebody stop them!

               
               Teal'C see this, and grabs Jack, pulling him off of Danny, holding 
               him back with his big arms.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This is not right! The two of you are 
                         friends, O'Neill!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Stay out of this!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We are part of something called SG-1! 
                         (Danny has an adorable confused look 
                         on his face) I am Teal'C! Do you not 
                         remember?!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Struggling) Somebody get this guy off 
                         me!
 
               
                                     WOMAN FROM PLATFORM
                         Get him upstairs.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Being restrained by THREE men!) We 
                         don't belong here! You must remember! 
                         We must escape!!!!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (To lady from platform) Brenna . . . 
                         It is my honor to serve. I don't know 
                         that man.
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         I know, Jona, don't worry. He's nightsick. 
                         (To Kegan) Give Therra her bread. (Kegan 
                         reluctically grabs a full trey of bread 
                         and throws it down on the table.) Everyone 
                         finish, then back to work. (Shot to 
                         confused looking Jack)
 
               
               OPENING CREDITS!

               
                                     KEGAN
                         These pumps regulate the overflow. Sometimes, 
                         they get clogged, and you have to . 
                         . . Carlin?!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (In reference to Teal'C) Where has he 
                         been for the last 5 days?
 
               
                                     KEGAN
                         Recovering from Nightsickness. It's 
                         a strange thing. There was this guy 
                         once, a couple years ago, tried to smash 
                         his way thru one of those skylights.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Did he do it?

               
                                     KEGAN
                         You would have known if he had! This 
                         place would have been buried under snow 
                         and ice along with everyone else.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Right.

               
               Shot goes to Jack hammering on something. Teal'C walks up to 
               him . . . and past him. Jack looks at Teal'C. A gasket blows 
               on the generator Sam's working on.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Stay back.

               
                                     SAM
                         Cover those valves!

               
                                     BRENNA
                         What happened?

               
                                     SAM
                         One of the stabilizers ruptured. They 
                         can't stand the pressure.
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         There's not much we could do.

               
                                     SAM
                         Actually, I think there is. If we set 
                         up an automatic release valve on each 
                         of the stabilizers, we could vent the 
                         excess pressure. I've done some calculations. 
                         If you want I could show you.
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         You can come by my office later.

               
               Brenna leaves, and Sam looks at Jack. She nods her head, and 
               smiles. He nods his head, and turns away, looking back at her. 
               She turns and walks away.
 
               
               Later, she walks by him working. He gets in step with her.

               
                                     JACK
                         You all right?

               
                                     SAM
                         Fine.

               
                                     JACK
                         That explosion . . .

               
                                     SAM
                         OH! No, no. I'm fine, really.

               
                                     JACK
                         Good.

               
                                     SAM
                         Brenna wants to see me. She wants to 
                         hear my ideas for improving the plant.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You know, you could take a few minutes 
                         off. (Sam gives him her 1 million kilowatt 
                         smile)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Please. You work just as hard as I do.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         That's different. It's called "stamina".
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (Laughs again) Have a good shift.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Watching her leave) Right . . .

               
                                     KEGAN
                         (Watching Sam as she walks on the platform, 
                         then enters Brenna's office) There she 
                         goes. Why does Brenna listen to her?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I don't know. She seems pretty smart.
 
                         
               
                                     KEGAN
                         She thinks she's better than the rest 
                         of us . . . (Looking @ Jack) They both 
                         do.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Teal'C said we were friends.

               
                                     KEGAN
                         His name's not Teal'C. It's Tor. Nightsickness.
 
                         
               
               Next shot, the gate activating.

               
                                     TECH. DAVIS
                         Sir, we're ready with the video link 
                         to P3R-118.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Very well.

               
               Man comes on TV screen.

               
                                     GH
                         Administrator Calder . . .

               
                                     CALDER
                         General Hammond. I'm sorry to have to 
                         tell you this, but our search has turned 
                         up nothing. Given the hostile conditions 
                         outside the dome, I don't see how SG-1 
                         could have survived very long.
 
               
                                     GH
                         With all due respect, Administrator, 
                         I'm not ready to give up on my people 
                         just yet. We have specialized equipment, 
                         and people spacifically trained for 
                         this type of operation.
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         When Major Carter first expressed an 
                         interest in exploring the glacier, I 
                         tried to explain the danger, but Colonel 
                         O'Neill was quite overly confident that 
                         they could handle the conditions.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         I appreciate your concern. I assure 
                         you, I will take full responsibility.
 
                         
               
                                     CALDER
                         Very well. (He nods, then transmission 
                         is stopped) Tell Brenna I want to see 
                         her tomorrow. I'd like to know how our 
                         new workers are doing.
 
               
               Next shot, Danny in the gate room with the wormhole established. 
               He's in his clothes from the planet, not SG-1 uniform. He looks 
               @ the shimmering puddle. Jack walks up. He turns toward Danny.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Go ahead.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Go Where?

               
                                     JACK
                         To the other side.

               
                                     KEGAN
                         (Wal ks up) Don't listen to him. (Danny 
                         looks toward Jack . . . Then wakes up)
 
                         
               
               Back to gateroom.

               
                                     GH
                         Major, What's your Status?

               
                                     MAJOR
                         (Screaming ) (In a blizzard) We've launched 
                         the UAV, we're receiving telemetry now! 
                         But I have to tell you, Sir. It doesn't 
                         look good! This place is pretty nasty!
 
                         
               
               Shot goes to yummy shirtless shot of Teal'C putting coal from 
               a wheelbarrel to a fire. Danny walks up to him. Teal'C has a 
               bandage around where "Junior" Is.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         What happened?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I was injured.

               
                                     DANNY
                         When?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Why are you speaking to me?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I just thought . . . since, apparently, 
                         we're friends from way back, I just 
                         though that . . . what is that THING 
                         on your forehead?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         A birthmark.

               
                                     DANNY
                         A birthmark! (Sarcastically) You'd think 
                         I'd remember something like that.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I don't know you.

               
                                     DANNY
                         You said you did . . . (Walks over to 
                         the Jaffa) Last week during morning 
                         lineup.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I wasn't here last week.

               
                                     DANNY
                         You said we were friends, and you said 
                         we had to escape, and I'd like an explination.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I said no such thing!

               
                                     DANNY
                         All right. I'm obviously completely 
                         wrong about that.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Yes. Don't talk to me again.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah, right. (Walks over to Kegan)
 
                         
               
                                     KEGAN
                         I told you to leave him alone!

               
                                     DANNY
                         He was there, Kegan. You heard him. 
                         Why would he deny that?!
 
               
                                     KEGAN
                         The nightsickness affects your mind.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         That doesn't explain the dreams I've 
                         had. Something is wrong here, Kegan. 
                         Somethings not ri . . .
 
               
                                     KEGAN
                         Carlin -- It's bad enough he named you 
                         as part of his delusion. Now, if people 
                         hear you talking like this , there gonna 
                         think you're night sick.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         People?

               
                                     KEGAN
                         Not that I would ever -- Carlin -

               
                                     DANNY
                         No, no, no! Of course not. (Laughs) 
                         It's just a dream. (She puts her hand 
                         on his shoulder, then thru his hair, 
                         and back to his shoulder - lucky girl! 
                          Grab them muscles, girlfriend! OK! 
                         I'll stop now!)
 
               
               Shot goes to a domed city surrounded by ice.

               
                                     CALDER
                         (To Brenna) Why didn't the memory stamp 
                         work on Teal'C?
 
               
                                     BRENNA 
                         I'm sure it was the creature his species 
                         has within him. We've stamped him again. 
                         This time it seems to be holding.
 
                         
               
                                     CALDER
                         What about the other?

               
                                     BRENNA
                         They're all proven to be excellent workers. 
                         In fact, Therra has some ideas for improving 
                         the plant.
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         Therra?

               
                                     BRENNA
                         The personality we've stamped Major 
                         Carter with.(She gives him the papers.) 
                         We've been having problems with pressure, 
                         she suggested an automated release valve. 
                         If we didn't have to regulate the pressure 
                         manually, we'd free up workers for other 
                         tasks.
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         (Sarcastically) Maybe one day she could 
                         increase productivity to the point where 
                         we don't even need workers.
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         What would be so wrong with that?

               
                                     CALDER
                         (BOY is he a sarcastic one! ) Nothing. 
                         I'm sure they'd fit right in. Of course, 
                         they don't even know the city exists.
 
                         
               
                                     BRENNA
                         We could tell them.

               
                                     CALDER
                         That they've been lied to all their 
                         lives? And how would the people of the 
                         city react? When there was lest to go 
                         around, and they had to make room for 
                         --- workers? Right now, in our city, 
                         Brenna, we have no crime. No unemployment 
                         ---
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         But---

               
                                     CALDER
                         They're happy--- where they are. That's 
                         what the stamp assures. Do only what 
                         is necessary to guarantee uninterrupted 
                         power.
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         Yes, Administrator ---

               
               Sam knocks on the door to Brenna's office.

               
                                     SAM
                         Have you had a chance to look over my 
                         plans yet? I'd like to get started ---
 
                         
               
                                     BRENNA
                         We can't do the improvements.

               
                                     SAM
                         But, you said ---

               
                                     BRENNA
                         No, they would require the generators 
                         to be offline too long. If they begin 
                         to freeze we might not be able to get 
                         them started again.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I agree there's some risk ---

               
                                     BRENNA
                         Too much risk.

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, OK! What about my other ideas?
 
                         
               
                                     BRENNA
                         I'm sorry. This plant is all that stands 
                         between us and the ice. Uninterrupted 
                         production is more important than efficientcy. 
                         You may return to work.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Brenna, I know you were excited about 
                         this, what happened?
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         Well, I've thought it over.

               
                                     SAM
                         At least let me come up with a safer 
                         way ---
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         Therra --- please leave.

               
                                     SAM
                         It's my honor to serve. (She leaves) 
                         (Later to Jack) It's not like I'm making 
                         this up off the top of my head! I've 
                         got a detailed plan including the safeguards.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm sure she knows that.

               
                                     SAM
                         I could make a difference here! She 
                         won't even let me.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (He walks toward her) Just go back to 
                         her in a couple days, offer something 
                         small. Maybe you gotta work into the 
                         big stuff.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How do you stay so calm?

               
                                     JACK
                         I think in another life, I handled dangerous 
                         explosives. I don't know.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Smiles) What do you mean in another 
                         life?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I don't mean anything by it. Just an 
                         expression, isn't it? (She shrugs her 
                         shoulders)
 
               
               Back to gateroom. Men are coming thru the gate dressed in heavy 
               coats.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Major?

               
               
                                     GH
                         I understand. You and your team have 
                         been out there a long time.
 
               
                                     MAJOR
                         No, Sir. When I says there's no sign 
                         , I mean literally, not a trace!
 
               
                                     GH
                         What are you saying, Major?

               
                                     MAJOR
                         I can't imagine what scientific reason 
                         Major Carter or Doctor Jackson would 
                         have to want to check out those ice 
                         fields. Even if they wanted to go up 
                         there, there's no way in Hell Colonel 
                         O'Neill would have let them.
 
               
                                     GH
                         According to Administrator Calder --- 
                         Colonel O'Neill believed the risk was 
                         acceptable.
 
               
                                     MAJOR
                         I can't speak for that, Sir, I'm not 
                         a diplomat.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Off the record ---

               
                                     MAJOR
                         They're not out there, Sir. No way!
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Administrator Calder says they are.
 
                         
               
                                     MAJOR
                         Then I'd say he's a damn lier!

               
               GH nods his head and motions for the major to pass by him. (I 
               guess dismissing him) He looks pissed!
 
               
               Kegan is putting water on her neck.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Kegan, I need to ask you something. 
                         How did I get here?
 
               
                                     KEGAN
                         What do you mean how'd you get here? 
                         You were transferred from the mines.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         No, before that.

               
                                     KEGAN
                         (Scoffs) Before?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes.

               
                                     KEGAN
                         You don't remember?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I keep --- thinking about it, and all 
                         I come up with is a handful of memories.
 
                         
               
                                     KEGAN
                         What is this about, anyway?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm just wondering if Jona and Therra 
                         were ever my friends.
 
               
                                     KEGAN
                          Friends ---

               
                                     DANNY
                         Maybe I don't recognize them because 
                         it was years ago ---
 
               
                                     KEGAN
                         They are just trying to get close to 
                         Brenna so that they could get special 
                         treatment. Especially Therra.
 
               
                                     DANNY 
                         Look, all I'm saying ---

               
                                     KEGAN
                         All I'm saying --- is that if you're 
                         friends with those two --- you're not 
                         mine.
 
               
               Danny watches her walk away.

               
               Next shot goes to Teal'C turning a valve. He looks sick.. He 
               faints. The pressure gauge is showing a rise.Two men come to 
               help.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Pressure's too high! Pipes are hot!
 
                         
               
                                     SECOND MAN
                         We're too late! This whole section's 
                         gonna blow! Help me get him out of here!
 
                         
               
               First man pulls the whistle. The 2 men drag Teal'C out.

               
                                     SAM
                         What's going on?

               
                                     MAN
                         Pressure overload.

               
                                     SAM
                         We've gotta fix it!

               
                                     MAN
                         It's too late. We have to evacuate.
 
                         
               
               Danny walks up.

               
                                     DANNY
                         What's happening?

               
                                     SAM
                         If that boiler blows, it'll take this 
                         whole section with it. Now, I can shut 
                         it off from here, but somebody's gotta 
                         get back there and open the primary 
                         release valve.
 
               
                                     KAGEN
                         Carlin!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Get these people out of here!

               
                                     KAGEN
                         Get out of here! CLOSE THIS SECTION!!!!!!!!!!
 
                         
               
               Jack is trying to move lever with his hands. It's too hot.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Here! (Danny & Jack bang on lever with 
                         poles) They release the pressure.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey! (They bond, Hold hands, touch hand 
                         --- you know!)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         < To Brenna > I must return to my duties.
 
                         
               
                                     BRENNA
                         (Holding him down) I want you to rest! 
                         Stay here until I say you're well enough 
                         to work. (To the rest of SG-1) As for 
                         you 3, we all owe you a debt of gratitude. 
                         You risked your lives to save the plant.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY&SAM
                         It is my honor to serve.

               
                                     JACK
                         Right.

               
                                     BRENNA
                         If it hadn't been for your quick action, 
                         many lives would have been lost.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Next time will be different.

               
                                     BRENNA
                         Hopefully, there won't be a next time.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         If you had listened to me in the first 
                         place ---
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         (Stern voice) Therra! (Jack looks @ 
                         Sam) You're dismissed.
 
               
               Sam leaves. Jack gives Brenna a dirty look and leaves.

               
                                     JACK
                         Next time, don't hold back. You know, 
                         just - speak your mind.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         She knows I'm right!

               
                                     DANNY
                         There's something else going on. (The 
                         3 look around)  The big 
                         nightsick guy with the uh --- (Points 
                         to forhead)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Tor.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Still looking around) He said we were 
                         part of something called SG-1.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, what is that?

               
                                     SAM
                         A team?

               
                                     JACK
                         What kind of a name is that for a team?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I don't know. Look I just think I'm 
                         supposed to be doing something more 
                         important.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We're helping our people survive an 
                         ice age.
 
               
               JACK What could be more important than that?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I don't know. Look, I just have this 
                         feeling that all of us are part of some 
                         bigger, grander thing.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks @ Sam, who looks @ him) Well, 
                         I certainly understand what you're talking 
                         about.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         You do?

               
                                     JACK
                         No.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Look, I don't know how to explain this, 
                         but I had this --- dream. You were in 
                         it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Me?

               
                                     DANNY
                         There was this big --- glowing --- puddle.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         OK! Just stop talking right now!

               
                                     SAM
                         Wait a second , Jona. I had the same 
                         dream.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Would you two stop talking like that, 
                         for cryin' out loud? (Sam and Danny 
                         both look @ Jack funny) (Noticing their 
                         looks, he says) It's an expression, 
                         right?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Look, we can't talk right now, let's 
                         meet after lights out. (He leaves leaving 
                         Jack and Sam to look @ each other shrugging 
                         their shoulders.)
 
               
               Next shot - yummy, ladies, Danny in bed. He gets up. Jack is 
               sitting on the ground when he arrives at the same time as Sam.
 
               
               
                                     DANNY
                         So ---

               
                                     SAM
                         So?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Did you have the same dream?

               
                                     JACK
                         About you?

               
                                     SAM
                         NO, About the shimmering circle of water.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         No. My dreams are about --- (looks at 
                         Sam) other things.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Tor said we had to escape. He also said 
                         we had to remember. Remember what?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, I remember when I was a foreman, 
                         anyone caught doing what we're doing 
                         right now, had their rations cut in 
                         half for a month.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We'll have to risk it.

               
                                     DANNY
                         What if our memories have been somehow 
                         altered?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, if that's true, then we can't 
                         be sure of anything.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         My memory's fine.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Sarcastically) Really?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah.

               
                                     DANNY
                         What did you do in the mines?

               
                                     JACK
                         (Sarcastically) I mined.

               
                                     DANNY
                         No, What did you DO?

               
                                     JACK
                         I remember shoveling ore into a cart.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         And?

               
                                     JACK
                         I did that a lot.

               
               Jack and Danny look at each other confused.

               
                                     SAM
                         I remember a feeling of cold and darkness.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         And that's where the 2 of you met?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Looks at Jack) Really?

               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks back) Sure. (Sam Thinks --- hard) 
                         (To Danny) So, what's this important 
                         thing we're supposed to be doing?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I told you. I don't know. I keep trying 
                         to remember, but all I come up with 
                         are images of this place.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         But if you're right, then everything 
                         we remember about this place is a lie.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah, like a fašade. It only works if 
                         we don't dig too deep beneath the surface, 
                         if we don't question it. So, that's 
                         what we have to do. We have to question 
                         everything, every assumption.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We have to keep this to ourselves. If 
                         the others heard us talking this way, 
                         they'd think we were night sick.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What if We ARE night sick!

               
                                     SAM
                         I don't think so, SIR.

               
                                     DANNY
                         What?

               
                                     SAM
                         What?

               
                                     DANNY
                         You just called Jona 'Sir'.

               
                                     SAM
                         ( picks up her head, and looks at Jack. 
                         Jack raises his eyebrows.) Well, it's 
                         an expression --- isn't it?
 
               
               Next shot, the control room. GH's looking down onto the empty 
               gate.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Sir --- I have those medical reports 
                         we were waiting for. Major Griff did 
                         suffer some minor frostbite, but the 
                         rest of his team is fine.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Thank you, Doctor.

               
                                     JANET
                         (Walks over to GH) Any word from the 
                         planet?
 
               
                                     GH
                         I spoke to Administrator Calder about 
                         that . He regretfully informed me that 
                         his search of the city turned up nothing.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         So, that's it?

               
                                     GH
                         Short of going to war, all we can do 
                         is break off diplomatic relation. I'm 
                         not authorized to do that just yet.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         I take it they have something we want?
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         They're quite advanced in mettallergical 
                         and chemical technologies.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         We must have something they want, or 
                         they wouldn't've proposed trade.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Stargate technology. Gate addresses.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         Oh, I understand that. They're surrounded 
                         by ice.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Far as I'm concerned, they need us a 
                         hell of a lot more than we need them. 
                         Apparently Adm. Calder doesn't seem 
                         to think so. I think he likes things 
                         just the way they are.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Doesn't leave you with many options, 
                         does it, Sir?
 
               
                                     GH
                         No, it doesn't. Which is why I've asked 
                         Major Griff to draw up covert search 
                         and rescue plans.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Well, if you're looking for volunteers 
                         ---
 
               
                                     GH
                         Thank you, Doctor. I'll keep that in 
                         mind.
 
               
               Next shot goes to Kagen smiling as she puts the slop in Danny's 
               bowl. Jack and Sam are eating. Danny gives Sam his bread.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Anymore dreams?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I saw that pool of light again, except 
                         this time we were all there. Including 
                         TOR.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I dreamed about mining --- naked. (Puts 
                         the slop on bread in his mouth.) (Sam 
                         looks at Jack)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Therra?

               
                                     SAM
                         Um --- a lot of numbers and letters 
                         keep popping into my mind. SG-1, DHD, 
                         GDO ---
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Sounds like gibberish to me.

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, it must mean something.

               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me? (To a man eating from a white 
                         bowl. Motions for the man to switch 
                         bowls with him. Man's bowl is empty. 
                         They switch, man starts eating Jack's 
                         food.)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Jona? (Jack's looking at the upside 
                         down bowl)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Puts bowl on desk) That means something.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         What is it?

               
                                     JACK
                         I don't know yet. (Jack remembers being 
                         in Calder's office looking out at the 
                         DOMED city.) Very impressive. (Shot 
                         goes back to bowl, and Jack's confused 
                         look.)
 
               
               Danny puts his plate in tray.

               
                                     KEGAN
                         I see you've made some new friends.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah.

               
                                     KEGAN
                         Carlin ---

               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm sorry, Kegan. (She looks distressed 
                         as he walks away)
 
               
               Shot goes to our favorite Jaffa laying on his back. (yummy)
 
               
               
                                     MAN
                         I don't understand, his condition's 
                         getting worse. Let me check his wound. 
                         (He reaches for the bandage covering 
                         'Junior', and Brenna grabs his hand)
 
                         
               
                                     BRENNA
                         Under no circumstance are you to remove 
                         those bandages. Just make sure he continues 
                         to eat and drink. (Teal'C is sweating. 
                         The man leaves to check another man, 
                         and Teal'C opens his eyes! Uh-oh! He 
                         looks around, kinda smirks, then starts 
                         to remove his bandage!)
 
               
               Jack and Sam are sitting next to each other on the floor. His 
               hands are crossed in front of him, hers are hugging her knees.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         I remember something. (She looks @ him) 
                         There's a man. He's bald and wears a 
                         short-sleeved shirt, and somehow he's 
                         very important to me. I think his name 
                         is Homer.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Doesn't ring a bell.

               
                                     JACK
                         You?

               
                                     SAM
                         Just a lot of vague images.

               
               Jack looks away from her, and smiles a nervous smile. She looks 
               up at him, and puts her head on his shoulder.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You know, there are things about this 
                         place that I like.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks at her) Really?

               
               She looks back and smiles slightly. He kinda puts his head up 
               and looks into space with his mouth open. There's no words, but 
               it looks like he says "OH!" He looks back down on her face, she's 
               looking away.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (10 seconds later) Would it mean anything 
                         if I told you I remember something else?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         What?

               
                                     JACK
                         Feelings.

               
                                     SAM
                         Feelings?

               
                                     JACK
                         I remember feeling --- feelings.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Smiles) For me?

               
                                     JACK
                         No, for TOR. (Sam Laughs, and shifts 
                         her head to rest closer to him) I don't 
                         remember much, but I DO remember that.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         So---

               
                                     JACK
                         So--- I'm just saying. (She looks up 
                         at his face, he look away)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Looking away) Well, then I feel better. 
                         (They both look very confused)
 
               
               Shot goes to beautiful shot of the doamed city at night.

               
                                     BRENNA
                         (To Calder) For some reason, TOR seems 
                         to be having an adverse reaction to 
                         the memory stamp. I-I think he may be 
                         dying.
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         Workers die. What about his friends?
 
                         
               
                                     BRENNA
                         I've received a report. They are gathering 
                         together in secret. Administrator, I 
                         think they are starting to remember. 
                         Their brain chemistry is slightly different 
                         than ours --- that could be the reason. 
                         But we can restamp them.
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         No. No, I think it's time they found 
                         out what it's like out side.
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         All they really did was disapprove of 
                         our treatment of the workers.
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         No, NO! No, they did much more than 
                         disapprove. They passed judgment on 
                         us, Brenna. I'm simply doing the same.
 
                         
               
                                     BRENNA
                         Yes, Sir.

               
                                     CALDER
                         Brenna, if for some reson, you can comply 
                         with my orders -
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         It's my honor to serve, Administrator.
 
                         
               
               CALDER(Smiles) Yes, it is. (He turns and looks out the window 
               to the city)
 
               
               Shot goes to Jack waking up and looking at the white bowl. He 
               puts it down on the bed, and looks at it upside down. The city 
               appears in it. Flashback .
 
               
               JACK( His clothes suddenly change from the thick shirt that he's 
               been wearing to the Black shirt) Very impressive. Too bad, it's 
               a lie!
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         I don't understand.

               
                                     JACK
                         While we were on the grand tour, Carter 
                         spotted some ventilation shafts coming 
                         out of apparently no where. We checked 
                         it out.
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         You were supposed to stay with your 
                         escort.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. I see how you wouldn't want out 
                         siders to know about your little slave 
                         labor forse underground.
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         They are merely workers.

               
                                     JACK
                         And what made them so worthy of that?
 
                         
               
                                     CALDER
                         Colonel ---

               
                                     JACK
                         Administrator --- I will NOT recommend 
                         trade with a culture that enslaves it's 
                         own people. I don't care what technology 
                         you have to offer.
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         This system of government has allowed 
                         our culture to survive an ice age.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Tell me --- what's the secret? Starvation? 
                         Fortune? What?
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         Our methods are quite --- civilized.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Sarcastically) Really?!

               
                                     CALDER
                         Yes. In fact, I'll show you.

               
               Buzzer sounds waking Jack up. He puts the bowl under his pillow. 
               He walks over to Sam.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (TOUCHING HER HAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Thera, 
                         I think I know what's going on.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Jona, Thera. Report to Brenna's quarters.
 
                         
               
               
                                     ONE OF THE MOVERS
                         We've got orders to take him to Brenna's 
                         room. (Medic man finds bandages that 
                         were over 'Junior' and looks at it confused.)
 
                         
               
                                     BRENNA
                         Put him down over there. (Movers pick 
                         him up and put him on the bed) You're 
                         dismissed.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What's the matter with him?

               
                                     BRENNA
                         He's dying.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Kel'No'Reem!

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm not sure what it means, but I think 
                         -
 
               
                                     JACK
                         It's a kind of meditation. He has to 
                         do it every day, or he gets sick. Right?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         So-So, why doesn't he do it?

               
                                     JACK
                         Because he can't remember.

               
                                     BRENNA
                         Colonel O'Neill is correct. As you've 
                         begun to suspect, all of you have had 
                         your memories altered. You are Major 
                         Samantha Carter, Doctor Daniel Jackson, 
                         and your friend here is named Teal'C.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Where does Homer fit in?

               
                                     BRENNA
                         You were all they sent down. At first, 
                         I thought it was necessary to protect 
                         the city. Now things have gone too far. 
                         You don't belong here. You need to return 
                         to your own world. Your memories will 
                         come back more quickly once you are 
                         home.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Home?

               
                                     BRENNA
                         Yes, through there.

               
               She opens door to Adm. Calder and some goons with guns.

               
                                     BRENNA
                         Adm. Culder!

               
                                     CALDER
                         Brenna, I must say I'm disappointed. 
                         But not surprised. See, I've been watching 
                         you grow weaker for some time now.
 
                         
               
                                     BRENNA
                         I've been coming to my sences.

               
                                     CALDER
                         Either way, you're no longer of any 
                         use to me. (He shoots her in the shoulder) 
                         As for the rest of you, (The goons have 
                         their guns on SG-1 minus Teal'C) It's 
                         time you found out (Teal'C rises!!!!) 
                         what the surface of this planet is really 
                         like.
 
               
               Goon see Teal'C and turns. Teal'C hits him in the face. This 
               makes Calder turn his head, Danny grabs the gun from Culder and 
               hits him in the stomach. Jack backhands second goon. Calder falls 
               from Danny's punch. First goon gets thrown against wall courtacy 
               of Teal'C! Jack gets gun and points it at Culder's head!
 
               
               Sam goes put her arms around Brenna. Teal'C walks up to Jack.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'C? You all right?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am.

               
                                     DANNY
                         What happened?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         When I removed my bandages, and realized 
                         I was unlike the rest of you, I began 
                         to remember. I placed myself in a deep 
                         state of Kel'No'Reem for the night, 
                         and my symbiote restored me back to 
                         health.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Brenna should be all right if we can 
                         get her to the uh ---
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Infirmary.

               
                                     SAM
                         Right.

               
                                     CALDER
                         You'll never make it back to the stargate.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You know something? We've got you as 
                         a hostage. I don't see a problem.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Jona ---

               
                                     JACK
                         Jack!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Right! We can't. We have to tell these 
                         people what's happening.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yep, you're right.

               
               Jack gets up, and forses Calder to rise as well. They go out 
               to the platform.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Everybody! Can I have your attention 
                         please? I'd like to introduce you to 
                         someone. This man has been keeping you 
                         locked up down here, while he and his 
                         friends live it up on the surface!
 
                         
               
                                     KEGAN
                         What are you talking about?

               
                                     CALDER
                         Don't listen to them! They shot Brenna! 
                         It's true!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Listen to me! There is a big Domed city 
                         up there full of people YOU serve! They've 
                         been hiding it from you your entire 
                         lives!
 
               
                                     KEGAN
                         It's a lie!

               
                                     DANNY
                         He's telling the truth, Kegan!

               
                                     CALDER
                         You can't let them get away!

               
                                     KEGAN
                         Who are you?

               
                                     JACK
                         That's a good question!

               
                                     CALDER
                         My name is Calder. I was a supervisor 
                         in the mines before my transfer.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Quietly) Yeah, whatever. (Yelling) 
                         YOU WANT PROOF?!?!?!?!?! ( He looks 
                         up @ the skylite.)
 
               
                                     KEGAN
                         NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Jack shoots the 
                         skylight . The glass falls down and 
                         SUNLIGHT shines thru on all the workers!) 
                         (Kegan smiles as the warm sunbeam lights 
                         up her face) (Sam looks at Jack smiling)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         No ice --- no snow!

               
                                     CALDER
                         You've accomplished nothing! These people 
                         will never be accepted in the city.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I think you're right about that.

               
                                     DANNY
                         That's why we're gonna offer them a 
                         better place.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         There's this nice little tropical planet 
                         out there. Where the beaches go on --- 
                         forever. This I remember clearly. You 
                         and your people can do your own shoveling 
                         for a while.
 
               
                                     CALDER
                         You're destroying a way of life.

               
                                     JACK
                         That's a shame. Teal'C? Wanna show these 
                         people how to get out of here?
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         Ah, it hurts!

               
                                     SAM
                         I know. Try not to move it were gonna 
                         take you home with us.
 
               
                                     BRENNA
                         Thank you. (Danny walks her out)

               
                                     SAM
                         So --- Colonel ---

               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks @ her for a few seconds) Major.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (Smiles) That bald man you were trying 
                         to remember?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         General Hammond.

               
                                     SAM
                         Right.

               
                                     JACK
                         He's from Texas, you know. It's all 
                         coming back.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Smile drops from face, and he looks 
                         down.) Sir --- (He looks up at her)
 
                         
               
               She smiles and nods her head. He looks down and then back up 
               into her eyes.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Let's go home.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Smiles and nods again) Yes, Sir.

               
               They walk out.

               
               THE END

               

Beneath The Surface



Writers :   Heather E. Ash
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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