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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 415

                                    "CHAIN REACTION"

                                           By

                                      Paul Mullie




               Control Room. General Hammond comes down the stairs to be met 
               by Technician Davis.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Report

               
                                     TECHNICIAN DAVIS
                         It's SG1 sir, they're under fire.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O'Neill, this is General Hammond. 
                         Your report status?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're pinned down. Carter was able to 
                         dial the Gate. We're trying to get clear 
                         to come through.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Open the iris.(Shots come through the 
                         Gate) Evacuate the Gate room.Colonel 
                         O'Neill, we're taking fire. Report. 
                         Colonel O'Neill?
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Sir?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Give them some more time.

               
               SG1 comes through the Gate. Daniel comes through, followed by 
               Carter, Teal'c and O'Neill. They walk down the ramp straight 
               out.
 
               
               Briefing Room

               
               Hammond stand by the window. Carter and O'Neill sit by each other 
               and Daniel and Teal'c sit opposite.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So essentially we were ambushed on the 
                         way back to the gate.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         We almost didn't make it out.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         If you delayed much longer you wouldn't 
                         have. I was about to close the iris.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well considering the SGC was taking 
                         fire, kinda glad you waited as long 
                         as you did Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Strictly speaking if I'd followed procedure 
                         you'd all be dead right now.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well Sir every time we go through the 
                         stargate it's a calculated risk.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I realise that Major. But frankly I'm 
                         getting tired of sending good people 
                         out there never knowing if they're going 
                         to come back. I've had enough.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm sorry Sir, what are you saying?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I wanted you all to be the first to 
                         know. Effective immediately I'm stepping 
                         down as commander of the SGC.
 
               
               TITLES

               
               Hammond's Office

               
               Hammond is packing up with a female NCO when Jack comes in.
 
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Come to see me off Colonel?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Nope.Come to talk you out of this.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you. You can finish later.

               
                                     AIRWOMAN
                         Yes sir (She leaves)

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Jack, weren't you there for my goodbye 
                         speech?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes I was. Of course. You know that. 
                         And it was lovely General but do you 
                         really think I'd believe you're quitting 
                         because we ran into a little trouble 
                         out there? Hell, we've been presumed 
                         dead before.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I don't have to explain myself to you 
                         Colonel.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No Sir you don't, you're my commanding 
                         officer. But could you throw me a bone???
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Jack this has been a long time coming. 
                         I'm asking you to respect my decision 
                         and accept it. When I took over this 
                         command the stargate was inactive. This 
                         was suppposed to be a quick and easy 
                         assignment on my way to retirement.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General. Need I remind you I was retired. 
                         Somethings are worth changing your plans 
                         for.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I've had enough.

               
               Hammond picks up a box and walks out to the Briefing room where 
               Carter, Daniel and Teal'c are waiting.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Let me just say it's been a pleasure 
                         serving with all of you.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         We'll miss you Sir.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Won't be the same without you Sir

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         On Chulak, when a great warrior retires 
                         from the field of battle it is custom 
                         to sing a song of lament. Fortunately 
                         we are not on Chulak.
 
               
               Hammond Take care of yourselves.

               
               Gate Room

               
               Everyone is lined up to meet the new general. SG1 are on the 
               front row. O'Neill is on the far left, Carter, Daniel then Teal'c.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         So what do we know about this new guy?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Not much.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Let's hope he's not some sort of spit 
                         polish, brass tacks..
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hard ass?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I was building up to that.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ten hut

               
               The new General walks in.

               
                                     BAUER
                         My name is Major General Bauer. I'll 
                         be your new commanding officer. I'd 
                         just like to say I look forward to working 
                         with all of you. Thank you.
 
               
               He walks out.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Squadron at ease. Looks at Carter. Always 
                         leave 'em wanting more.
 
               
               Daniel and Carter walk down a corridor towards her lab.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't know I guess I was expecting 
                         someone a little more inspiring.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I guess when you spend that much time 
                         at the Pentagon it's easy to become 
                         a beaurocrat.
 
               
               General Bauer is in Sam's lab.

               
                                     BAUER
                         Or a diplomat. Depends on where your 
                         interests lie.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         General, I...

               
                                     BAUER
                         At ease Major Carter. At ease. I've 
                         been going over your research into naquada 
                         reactors. Very impressive.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well large scale application is mostly 
                         theoretical right now but the mineral 
                         does show incredible potential as an 
                         alternative power source.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         It also demonstrates some interesting 
                         properties when used in conjunction 
                         with nuclear ordinance.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It does tend to increase the explosive 
                         effect, yes Sir.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         The Pentagon feels that the Stargate 
                         project, while exposing Earth to considerable 
                         danger has yet to produce any practical 
                         returns. Now we've been working on a 
                         device designed specifically to take 
                         advantage of this Naquada enhancing 
                         effect. I'd like you to take part in 
                         the operation.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What about my duties on SG1?

               
                                     BAUER
                         You've been reassigned.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     BAUER
                         As have you Doctor Jackson. An archaeologist 
                         has no place on a front line unit. From 
                         now on you'll work as a consultant going 
                         off world when required.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         General Bauer.

               
                                     BAUER
                         The decision has been made Major. Now 
                         I suggest you get to work.
 
               
               General Bauer's Office.

               
               Jack walks up and knocks once, right on the name plate.

               
                                     BAUER
                         Come. Colonel O'Neill.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General.

               
                                     BAUER
                         Thank you Captain. I've just been going 
                         through your mission reports.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     BAUER
                         They're satisfactory although in the 
                         future you might want to include bullet 
                         point summaries. Makes for an easier 
                         read.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Bullet point summaries.

               
                                     BAUER
                         Is there a problem with that?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General I realise the format of my reports 
                         is of vital importance and if you'd 
                         like, some day we can get together and 
                         talk about fonts and margins but right 
                         now I like to discuss the fact you're 
                         dismantling my team without discussion.
 
                         
               
                                     BAUER
                         General Hammond might have allowed you 
                         a certain latitude in his presence but 
                         you'd do well to watch your tone with 
                         me.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You know General Hammond kept us together 
                         for a reason. The fact is if it wasn't 
                         for SG1 you'd be sitting there with 
                         a snake in your head instead of your 
                         head up your ass.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         Colonel! No one around here is above 
                         reproach. If it continues your long 
                         history of insorbordination will come 
                         to a swift and completely unspectacular 
                         end under my command, that I can assure 
                         you. Now I suggest you take some time, 
                         think things over, decide if you still 
                         want to be a part of this operation. 
                         Dismissed Colonel.
 
               
               General Hammond's house

               
               His grandchildren are playing outside when Jack comes up.They 
               greet him and inaudible talking along the lines of 'Jack' and 
               'bambinas'
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hello Jack. Come on in.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General. See your keeping busy.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Have a seat. What are you doing here?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ahh little vacation.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Didn't you just take some time off?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, but this one wasn't by choice.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Not everyone is going to be as patient 
                         with you as I was.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's why I'm here sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Bit of a rough adjustment?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh no no everythings fine. Sg1's been 
                         dismantled. Daniel's got a desk job, 
                         Teal'c with SG3 and Carter's working 
                         on some kind of doomsday machine. You 
                         know, same old same old.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Are you serious?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         For once yes.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It's just going to take some time to 
                         get used to the man. I'm sure he's very 
                         competent.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh come on General. I've never met anyone 
                         who liked doing what they do more than 
                         you. You were good at it. Great. You'll 
                         never convince me you just got fed up. 
                         I'll never buy that.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm sorry it's out of my hands Jack.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What's that mean?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I can't discuss it.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You don't understand.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I won't unless you explain it to me.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Two weeks ago I was contacted by a representative 
                         of the NID. He suggested I should become 
                         more aggressive in my policies.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         They have no jurisdiction over you.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They wanted me to help them gain access 
                         to off world technology which they're 
                         unable to do since we shut down their 
                         little side operation.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You told them to go to hell

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Of course. then he told me if I didn't 
                         co operate there would be consequences. 
                         The next day, two men in plain clothes 
                         in a black un marked car picked up my 
                         grand daughters from school.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I don't believe it.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They took them for a little ride and 
                         brought them home. The girls were fine 
                         but I got the message. We're talking 
                         about an organisation as powerful as 
                         the CIA. These people are above the 
                         law. I can't protect my family 24 hours 
                         a day. I had no choice.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Of course not.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Don't get yourself into trouble over 
                         this Jack.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You know me Sir.

               
               Prison

               
               Jack goes to Maybourne's cell. He gets up.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Jack O'Neill. What a pleasant surprise.
 
                         
               
               Base -Observation room

               
                                     BAUER
                         At ease. How are things progressing 
                         Major?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well the hardware's almost ready. But 
                         the problem is the ratio of Naquada 
                         to lithium hydride. According to my 
                         calculations we don't have enough weapons 
                         grade material to complete the bomb.
 
                         
               
                                     BAUER
                         Then we'll just have to get some more.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir we're talking about refined Naquada. 
                         It's extremely rare.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         Not on P3S 452

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir that planet is a Goa'uld stronghold
 
                         
               
                                     BAUER
                         I realise that. I'm confident a well 
                         armed strike force can get the job done.
 
                         
               
               Prison room

               
               Jack sits opposite Maybourne at a table.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Nice of you to come by. I don't get 
                         a lot of visitors.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I find that hard to believe.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         In my line of work people don't exactly 
                         stick by you through thick and thin. 
                         Most of my associates are busy trying 
                         to forget they ever knew me.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Your former associates are why I'm here. 
                         They're causing some problems for a 
                         friend of mine.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         General Hammond.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What do you know?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Why should I tell you?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I can help you.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I've been convicted of treason. What 
                         can you do?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Air Force One and I go way back.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I suppose I'll have to trust you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I wasn't gonna say it.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         It's really very simple. When you shut 
                         down the off world operation with the 
                         second gate you cut off the NID's access 
                         to off world technology.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's when they sent you to work for 
                         the Russians.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         The Pentagon forced the Russians to 
                         deep six their gate in exchange for 
                         continued sharing of information and 
                         technology.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We have the only operational strargate.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Exactly. The NID thinks Hammond and 
                         the policies that govern the SGC are 
                         too soft.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So this Bauer guy is part of it?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Truth is I don't know. I've been out 
                         of the loop for a while but it's possible 
                         he's just a patsy unwittingly manouevered 
                         into positon because he's got the right 
                         mentality.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All sounds so cloak and daggery.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You're a special ops Colonel, Jack. 
                         why do you always pretend to smell like 
                         roses?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ehh! I never threatened a 2 star general 
                         by kidnapping his grandkids.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Don't pretend to be so naive either.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How do I get him to back off?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You really want to play in my sandbox 
                         Jack?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Tell me what I have to do.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Quid pro quo Jack.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're facing the death penalty. The 
                         best I can do is put in a good word, 
                         recommend they commute your sentence 
                         to life.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You'll have to do a lot better than 
                         that. I can get you the information 
                         you need, names, proof of certain influential 
                         persons involvement with the NID.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Keep talking.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         My word is useless. You want hard evidence 
                         you're gonna have to get me out of here 
                         for a few days.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Are you nuts? Do you know how many strings 
                         I'd have to pull to make that happen?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         One big one. I know you're prepared 
                         to do it Jack, you wouldn't be here 
                         otherwise. (Pause) I won't bother to 
                         say you can trust me.
 
               
               Base- Control Room

               
                                     TECHNICIAN DAVIS
                         Receiving transmission Sir. It's SG3's 
                         iris code.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         Open the iris.

               
               Bauer goes down to the Gate room to meet the team on the ramp. 
               There's only Teal'c and two others .
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         Where's Major Waite.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Dead.

               
                                     BAUER
                         What happened?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We encountered heavy resistance. Lieutenant 
                         Morrison was providing cover fire...
 
                         
               
                                     BAUER
                         What about the Naquada? (Teal'c looks 
                         at him increduously)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe I secured a sufficient amount.
 
                         
               
                                     BAUER
                         Excellent. You can give me your full 
                         briefing later.
 
               
                                     BACKGROUND
                         We've stopped the bleeding. Let's get 
                         him to the infirmary.
 
               
               Appartment Block- Empty room with just a table and computer
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Have you heard of IKEA???

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You wanta feel priviliged Jack. No one, 
                         not even the NID knows about this place.
 
                         
               
               Jack picks up one the many letters on the floor.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Charles Bliss?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Now you know one of a hundred names 
                         I go by. (He goes to the fridge and 
                         pulls out a disk)
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I see you're on that famous beer and 
                         mustard diet. How's that working out 
                         for you?
 
               
               Maybourne offers him a beer.

               
               No thanks.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         If anyone tries to boot the computer 
                         up without this disk the whole thing 
                         fries.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Accessing NID files on the internet.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         On the internet?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         The organisation is made up of cells. 
                         They communicate with each other by 
                         accessing bulletin boards online. Information 
                         is deposited on any number of firewall 
                         protected floating servers and accessed 
                         using decoding software and passwords.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yadda yadda. Blah blah. Why'd we have 
                         to come here for this?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Because the decoding software happens 
                         to be on this computer. They've deactivated 
                         my password.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Now there's a shocker.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I'll try to hack in through the back 
                         door.
 
               
               Bauer's Office

               
                                     CARTER
                         The naquada we got from P3S 452 has 
                         been successfully incorporated into 
                         the device Sir.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         I'm glad to hear it. Here's the test 
                         site.
 
               
               He hands Sam a file.

               
                                     CARTER
                         This planet supports plant and animal 
                         life.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         Yes. But the aerial survey shows no 
                         sign of habitation within a fifty mile 
                         radius of the Gate.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         That may not be good enough. I'll need 
                         some time to run some simulations. Sir, 
                         we've never done anyhting like this 
                         before and I'm not entirely sure how 
                         destructive this device will be.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         Major, the whole point of the experiment 
                         is to determine how destructive the 
                         device will be. Request denied.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         But Sir

               
                                     BAUER
                         Proceed with the preparations.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes sir.

               
               Maybournes Appartment

               
               Maybourne is at the computer, Jack is at the window.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Jack? Once you've got the information 
                         that links the key names to the NID 
                         what are you gonna do with it?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What do you think?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I think you're gonna turn it over to 
                         the Pentagon and hope the proper chain 
                         of command leads to justice.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Are you trynna say something to me Harry?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You can't take down the whole NID and 
                         they'll kill you for trying.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That wouldn't be very nice.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         But you might be able to hold the incriminating 
                         evidence over them and get Hammond reinstated.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So I should sit on this?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         It's your play. (His password is rejected 
                         again) Damn.
 
               
               Jack sees black cars pull up outside.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Thought you said nobody knew about this 
                         place.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         They've probably been tracing me since 
                         I went online.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You got a way out of here?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Gimme a second.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Burning the hard drive.

               
               Several armed men burst in and look round. They find a secret 
               door. Maybourne walks across the street in front of another of 
               the men, he gets out of the car and Jack knocks him out.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Nice.

               
               He tries to pick up the gun.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And a nice try to you.

               
               They steal the car and drive off.

               
               Gate room

               
               Carter and Siler are preparing the bomb.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We're ready Sir.

               
                                     BAUER
                         First observation MALP is in position. 
                         Prepare to send the bomb through.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Seal it up.

               
               Hot Dog stand

               
               Jack is on the phone while Maybourne gets a hot dog. Daniel is 
               in his lab.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah Daniel. How are things at camp?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Not good. General Bauer's testing his 
                         naquada bomb. he's taking shortcuts 
                         which Sam thinks could be disastrous.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well Maybourne claims he doesn't know 
                         if Bauers in with NID or just a gung 
                         ho patsy.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well either way he's dangerous.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well hang in there, do what you can. 
                         I'll check back. (Puts the phone down)
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You want one? (gestures to the hot dog)
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No, you know there's still something 
                         about you that puts me off my food.
 
                         
               
               Maybourne; I know you've got a strong stomach Jack I've read 
               your file.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Now what does that have to do with anything?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You wanna help General Hammond, you're 
                         gonna have to get you're hands dirty. 
                         I need to know you're gonna see this 
                         thing through.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Under no other circumstances would I 
                         sit here and watch you eat.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Yeah, well things are about to get a 
                         lot more dicey. They're on to us, our 
                         only chance now is a more direct approach.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Such as?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         We have to connect someone with significant 
                         influence to the online websites. The 
                         only way to do that now is straight 
                         through one of the high profile associates.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Who are we talking about here?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         An old friend.

               
               Control Room

               
                                     SILER
                         Fifteen minutes to target location.
 
                         
               
               Daniel rushes in.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We have to stop the test.

               
                                     BAUER
                         Why is that Doctor?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The aerial survey shows evidence of 
                         an old goa'uld mining operation, now 
                         even though it's probably been shut 
                         down for several thousand years there 
                         could still be significant amounts of 
                         Naquada present on that planet.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         My soil samples indicate only minute 
                         traces.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         The geological survey I read said there 
                         was none.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         We're not stopping the test.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't think you realise the implications 
                         of this... Or maybe you do.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         Are you making an accusation Major?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         You knew all along didn't you? You were 
                         hoping for a chain reaction with the 
                         Naquada in the soil. Sir, that entire 
                         planet could be destroyed.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         That possibility has been considered. 
                         Most worlds occupied by the goa'uld 
                         have a high incidence of Naquada. This 
                         could be a very effective weapon against 
                         them.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         There's only one problem sir. When that 
                         bomb goes off we'll still be connected 
                         to that planet by an active stargate 
                         and we've seen radiation, gravitational 
                         effects even time distortions translated 
                         back through an outgoing wormhole.
 
                         
               
                                     BAUER
                         According to my intelligence we should 
                         be able to get just enough information 
                         before the stargate is destroyeed and 
                         the wormhole disconected.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Who provided this intelligence?

               
                                     BAUER
                         That is not your concern.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir we've seen the Stargate survive 
                         a direct hit from a meteorite. The truth 
                         is we have no way of knowing what will 
                         happen.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         A risk assessment has been made and 
                         deemed acceptable. End of discussion.
 
                         
               
               Senator Kinsey's House

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How long you known the guy?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         We go way back.

               
               Jack and Maybourne walk up to the door.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Looks like a party.

               
                                     MAID
                         Yes?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Would you please tell the Senator, Colonel 
                         Maybourne and Colonel O'Neill would 
                         like to see him.
 
               
                                     MAID
                         He has guests.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Tell him he has two more.

               
               Kinsey comes to the door.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         What the hell are you doing here?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         My invitation must have got lost in 
                         the mail.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         This is not a good time.

               
                                     MRS KINSEY
                         Who is it dear?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         A couple of old friends.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Afternoon ma'am. I'm Mr Starsky and 
                         this is Hutch.
 
               
                                     MRS KINSEY
                         Come in Come in. We're just having a 
                         little get together.
 
               
               The dog runs over to Jack.(It's RDA's dog)

               
               Oscar down.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's alright.

               
                                     MRS KINSEY
                         He seems to like you Mr Starsky?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Birds of feather, ma'am.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Dear, Starsky and Hutch is an old TV 
                         show.
 
               
                                     MRS KINSEY 
                         Oh so you're actors then?

               
               Maybourne and Jack exchange looks.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Maybe we'd better go up to my study. 
                         This won't take long.
 
               
               Control Room

               
                                     SILER
                         The weapon is in position.

               
               Bauer detonates the weapon and the bomb explodes coming towards 
               the Gate. The camera goes off.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What happened?

               
                                     SILER
                         We've lost transmission.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The observation MALP was destroyed.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The wormhole did not disconnect.

               
                                     TECHNICIAN DAVIS
                         Sir I'm picking up increasing levels 
                         of radiation in the gateroom.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         They're Gamma rays, ultra high frequency.
 
                         
               
                                     BAUER
                         Shut down the gate.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         No response. Radiation levels approaching 
                         critical.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Close the iris.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Radiation levels decreasing.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir if that iris succumbs to the heat 
                         and loses integrity there will be no 
                         way to stop the radiation from bombarding 
                         the base. We have to evacuate.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         We were positive the gate would be destroyed.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir we have act now. Bauer nods. Attention 
                         all personnel by order of General Bauer 
                         commence immediate evacuation of the 
                         base. Repeat immediate evacuation This 
                         is not a drill.
 
               
               We can monitor the gate room from a security station on Level 
               16.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         What's going to happen Major.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I have no way of knowing Sir.

               
                                     DAMIEL
                         Guess your risk assessment didn't cover 
                         this.
 
               
               Kinsey's study

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Gentlemen, I have the undersecretary 
                         of State, the governor of Maryland and 
                         half the United States congress waiting 
                         for me in my living room so lets make 
                         this quick. What in god's name could 
                         I possibly do for you.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We need some information on the NID.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         The NID?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Snaky governement agency involved in 
                         all sorts of illegal covert operations 
                         like blackmailing Air Force Generals.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         You are making less and less sense to 
                         me as the seconds are passing away, 
                         along with my patience.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Don't tell me you're not aware of all 
                         the money they funneled into your re 
                         election campaign?
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         If you have a problem with my campaign 
                         finances why don't you take it up with 
                         the Federal Elections Commission
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         That's just the tip of the iceberg.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         And aren't you supposed to be in a federal 
                         prison Colonel?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Colonel O'Neill graciously asked to 
                         President to help me dig up some information 
                         about my former associates.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         And you trust this man?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         I'm sorry gentlemen but this conversation 
                         has lost all amusement for me. I have 
                         a party to get back to.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're not going anywhere.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Excuse me?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm not leaving until I get what I came 
                         for.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Oh and what are you going to do?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well I was thinking about shooting you.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Jack, what are you doing?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Getting a litle dirty for you Maybourne?
 
                         
               
               Security Station

               
                                     CARTER
                         Bringing the gate room online. The iris 
                         is holding but it's starting to heat 
                         up.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         How long before it loses integrity.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm not sure. It's possible that we 
                         turned that planet into a giant ball 
                         of super heated plasma. It could power 
                         the gate for months.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         We'll have to set the auto destruct.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The gate on the other side survived 
                         the explosion, would not ours aswell?
 
                         
               
                                     BAUER
                         But at least it would be buried under 
                         a million tonnes of rock.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         That wouldn't stop it from pumping out 
                         radiation. Eventually the heat is going 
                         to melt through that iris.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         Then what do we do Major?

               
                                     CARTER
                         There is a chance the gate will shut 
                         down on its own.
 
               
                                     BAUER
                         The 38 minute window.

               
                                     CARTER
                         There's no way to know for sure sir, 
                         these are untested circumstances.
 
                         
               
                                     BAUER
                         How long has the gate been open?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Coming up on 21 minutes.

               
               Kinsey's study

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Colonel, have you completely taken leave 
                         of your senses?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I've been hanging round Maybourne, what 
                         does that say?
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         How dare you come into my house waving 
                         a gun?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Not waving. Pointing. LOL. Sit down.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I hope you realise Colonel you are making 
                         the biggest mistake of your life. When 
                         this is over I promise you'll regret 
                         the day we ever met.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh that day has come and gone, Senator.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         If you don't care about you're own career 
                         maybe you should think about your friends.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What's that mean?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         You mess with me, Dr Jackson will be 
                         out of the SGC permanently, Major Carter 
                         will be scrubbing toilets in some Air 
                         Force weather station in Alaska and 
                         as for the alien Teal'c, well lets just 
                         say I know some bio engineers in the 
                         department of defence who would love 
                         to get their hands on his symbiote.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Okay I'm in. I need the password.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'll give you a choice, white meat or 
                         dark meat?
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         You wouldn't dare.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         It's usually something familiar, wifes 
                         maiden name..
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I have a wife, three children, seven 
                         grandchildren and various nieces and 
                         nephews. Good Luck.
 
               
               Jack looks at a photo of Kinsey, wife and dog.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Try Oscar

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         That's it we're in. I'm downloading 
                         now. Kinseys online activities connect 
                         him to NID actions over the last year 
                         and a half including the secret operation 
                         I ran out of Area 51, the involvement 
                         with the Russians and the threats to 
                         Hammond.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're a piece of work Kinsey.Try to 
                         shut down the SGC, you make this big 
                         speech about how much you hate secret 
                         organisations and then you jump in bed 
                         with the NID. What is that?
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Oh I still think the gate is a Pandoras 
                         box and I still think it should be buried 
                         forever but as long it's open, and as 
                         long as its a threat to this planet 
                         then I'm damn well gonna make sure its 
                         used the way it should be used. To defend 
                         God's creation.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh blow the rhetoric up somebody else's 
                         nose. You're nothing but a power hungry 
                         hypocrite.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         The only currency in this town is power. 
                         So if I have to shake hands with the 
                         devil to do the Lord's work then so 
                         be it.
 
               
                                     O'NEIILL
                         You self righteous son of a bitch. Where 
                         do you get off
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Judge not lest ye be judged. I read 
                         the mission reports that come out of 
                         that mountain, you play with the fate 
                         of this planet on a daily basis.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm doing the job I was asked to do. 
                         I doubt very much your constituents 
                         could say the same about you.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Oh please, given the chance half of 
                         all American citizens won't even vote 
                         and the half that do vote are too stupid 
                         to know what they're doing.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Which explains how you got elected.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         In order to expose me you're going to 
                         have to compromise the secrecy of the 
                         SGC. Are you really willing to do that 
                         ?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I'm done.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Gimme that.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         What are you going to do? Take down 
                         the whole NID?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Nope. Here's the deal. Get them to reinstate 
                         Hammond or this disk goes to the press.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         It'll never see the light of day.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well I really don't think you'll see 
                         the light of day if your secret friends 
                         find out you're the weak link.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         You learned to play hard ball pretty 
                         fast didn't you Colonel?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I had a good teacher.

               
               Maybourne sees the black cars approaching.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Trouble Jack.

               
               Security Station

               
                                     CARTER
                         Approaching 38 minutes

               
               Kinsey's study

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Who made the call? Your wife?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Give me the disk and you might just 
                         get out of here alive.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         They won't come in here with the group 
                         he's got downstairs.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         But we still gotta get out.

               
               Security Station

               
               The time passes 38 minutes.

               
                                     BAUER
                         It's still open.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes sir

               
                                     BAUER
                         Well there's no point staying here. 
                         I'll inform the President from the surface.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes Sir, I'm sure it'll be much safer 
                         up there. (Sam gets up to go and Daniel 
                         follows. Teal'c is just about to go 
                         when..)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Major Carter.

               
                                     BAUER
                         What happened?

               
                                     CARTER
                         The gate shut itself off.

               
               Bauer; Are you sure?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's over.

               
                                     BAUER
                         For what it's worth Major, I'm sorry.
 
                         
               
               Kinseys House

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Great party Mrs K Thank you.

               
               Outside are a number of journalists.

               
                                     REPORTER
                         Senator Kinsey, we have heard you are 
                         plannng to run for the White House.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         White House?

               
                                     REPORTER
                         Are you declaring your candidacy?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         I am but this is really not how I intended 
                         this to come out.
 
               
                                     REPORTER
                         So it's true then Senator?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Well now that you're all here we've 
                         often talked about my goals. Do I think 
                         I would make a good President? You're 
                         damn right I would. You know how I feel 
                         about things, you know how hard I've 
                         worked. The potential I see in the people 
                         of this great nation and the way so 
                         many of it's leaders have let them down. 
                         It's enough to bring tears to your eyes. 
                         The solution to the problems by our 
                         governemt are so simple. Listen to the 
                         people.
 
               
               Hammond's Office

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Jack come in

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General, it's good to have you back.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you. I hear I missed a bit of 
                         excitement while I was gone.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You'll have to ask Carter about that 
                         one Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm looking forward to the debriefing.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         As am I.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Jack, what I owe you for this.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Continued latitude, patience and understanding. 
                         So just be yourself Sir.
 
               
               The phone rings.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hammond. It's for you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hello

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Hello Jack

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Maybourne. Where are you?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Well not in jail if that's what you 
                         think. I emailed myself a copy of the 
                         incriminating evidence when I saved 
                         it to disk for you.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I know

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Kinsey felt obligated to get me transferred 
                         to a nicer facility while I await my 
                         execution. Made things simple after 
                         that.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why didn't you try to escape when you 
                         were with me?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Oh come on Jack, you trusted me I didn't 
                         want you to look bad for the President. 
                         Besides you're too good to have let 
                         it happen.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What are you going to do now?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Well short term I think I'll have a 
                         few margeritas, after that who knows?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah right.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Thanks for all your help.

               
               Jack puts the phone down.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General, about what you owe me?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Anything I can do.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well nothing right now but one day I 
                         may ask you to buy back my soul.
 
               
               THE END

               

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Writers :   Paul Mullie
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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