Jeff F. King
The team are offworld. The planet has a bright blue sky and the
ground consists of what appears to be bright yellow sand, with
blue crystalline type objects scattered throughout.
"What've we got here, Teal'c?"
"I do not know."
"It may indicate a civilization of some
"Well, let's spread out and take a look."
"I think there's a way down over here.
"Crystals, granite not volcanic. I don't
see any that aren't broken."
Daniel is holding two pieces of crystal
"These pieces might fit together. He
puts the two down and moves toward another
"Here's a whole one."
"Looks like they've been blasted apart
.I don't see any other whole ones, do
Jack walks towards another group of crystals, until he is out
of sight of the rest of the team. He walks up to a large one
and reaches out to touch it. He is thrown backwards by some type
of energy and is knocked unconscious. Another man looks down
at him and as the camera pans, we see that it is a replica of
Back with the rest of the team
"Where's the Colonel?"
Daniel radio's Jack
"Jack, we've finished our recon, loaded
up the FRED and we're ready to head
back to the gate.Is this? Am I using
"We're ready to head out, sir!"
Clone Jack joins the rest of the team, and they don't seem to
notice anything unusual. They go back through the gate and are
checked for radiation levels
"Radiation level check,all clear."
"Welcome back SG-1. Debriefing will
commence at 0900."
The team are sat around the table. All except Jack, who is looking
at the gate
"The samples we brought back are being
analyzed and we explored a ten kilometer
radius around the gate without finding
any sign of recent Goa'uld mining activity.
In fact there is no indication that
Goa'ulds or anyone else have been through
that gate in a thousand years."
"Tell me about these crystals."
"We found thousands in a pit near the
Stargate. Since we didn't find them
anywhere else on the planet, it's likely
that they were gathered and put there."
"Early Greek cultures valued crystals
and gemstones, perhaps the pit has some
religious or ceremonial significance."
"Your report doesn't mention any local
"There's no evidence of a developed
culture, no roads, villages, settlements,
"I'm with Daniel. We didn't find any
unbroken crystals but we have this one
and pieces of a few larger ones back
in decon right now."
"Flag this one, Colonel. SG1 is on stand
down until your next mission comes up.
Clone Jack opens his locker door and put's a jacket on. He takes
a box from the bottom of the locker and sit's down. Inside are
some photo's and a ring. The photo's are of Sarah and Charlie.
Sam enters the room
"Listen, no offense, Colonel, but this
becomes the women's locker room in ,
well, now. You know how I hate those
sandy planets.You don't have to hurry
on my account."
She see's the pictures
"Nice, you have a family."
"I'm an auntie myself. My brother moved
to San Diego, so I don't get to see
him much...he has two kids now, boy
and a girl. God, I miss them like hell.
Don't get there near enough."I can see
you feel the same way."
Jack leaves the room and bumps into Daniel. He walks off without
"Jack seems very focused."
"Yeah, he was looking at pictures of
his family. He must be in a hurry to
get home. I didn't even know he was
"Oh, he isn't, he was but they separated
after his son died."
Daniel leaves the locker room
Jack is leaving the base, when he bumps into Teal'c
"Colonel O'Neill, you are departing?"
"You said one day you would show me
your world. I would like to see it now."
Daniel and Sam are walking down a corridor
"I've known the man for months and he
doesn't say word one about a life outside
this place and I'm thinking he just
doesn't have one. What else don't I
know about him?"
"Well, he doesn't really tell you much
until he gets to know you."
"Yeah, that's an understatement."
They enter the lab and walk over to the crystal
"All right, what do we have here?"
"Passed all the decontamination protocols,
but I noticed it's got a low level EM
field you should check out. Either that
or my fridge magnets fell of the wall
"I'm sorry. EM?"
"So um...tell me more about the Colonel.What
happened to his son."
"Charlie accidentally killed himself
with Jack's personal gun."
"Oh, God.That's horrible.
"Jack never forgave himself. He holed
up and turned his back on the rest of
the world for a long time."
"Yeah, I can imagine. I don't know what
I'd do. What about his wife?"
"Sara? I don't think they've seen each
other since he joined SG1. He hasn't
said anything about a visit but like
"He doesn't tell you much."
"Look at this.See the edge of this crystal
here how its glassy likes its been melted?"
"Can you tell what did it? For me it
might shed a little light on what the
significance of the pit was and who
put them there."
"It would take extreme temperatures
to melt quartz crystal."
"Maybe, but it's too precise, too clean.
I think I've seen a cut like this before
here in this facility."
Jack goes to Sara's house. Sara walks out of the door and begins
to work on a car that's in the driveway
"Dad, I left some ice tea in there for
Clone Jack is practising what he's going to say
"Hello, Sara. Hello, Sara."
"It may be time to face facts, Dad,
this old thing has seen better days."
"A girl shouldn't be so quick to give
up on the aged, makes a father worry."
"Come on, Dad, I'm serious. If I keep.
She spots clone Jack
"Been there long?"
"Could've said something."
"Right, you did."
"I think it's the ignition, but you
didn't come about the car."
"So, what, you decided you'd just show
up, waltz back into my life? Is that
: "Yes.""I need to find Charlie. Is
"I need Charlie. That's his bicycle,
"I kept some of his things."
"Yes, I know."
"Jack, what are you doing? You're scaring
"It's important, Sara. (He starts to
"Don't! Let go of me.What the hell is
wrong with you.Is this your idea of
a joke? Just get away from me."
She goes into the house
"Sara." I don't understand."
Her father appears
"Son, if upsetting her is your way of
trying to win a woman's heart, it's
a stupid one. Anyone ever tell you that?"
"I think you just did."
Come on in.
Teal'c is watching the news on TV
After last night's rally turned ugly
and protestors clashed with police,
police have announced that a dusk to
dawn curfew is now in effect. No word
yet on any casualties.And in financial
news, the bull was annihilated today
with bears leaving a sea of red behind
them.For the third straight day and
no one on either side could say how
it started in the first place."
Daniel and Sam run into the room
"Teal'c, we need your help."
"Your world is a strange place."
"Listen, we need to stop by the armory
and sign out your staff weapon."
"Are we being deployed?"
"No, No,it's okay.Come on."
Clone Jack and Sara's father are in Charlie's room
"Parent's shouldn't outlive their children,
it isn't natural."
"He loved to laugh."
"Yeah.Sometimes I can still hear him
laughing at one of my bad jokes. Sara
kept all his things, like that bike
outside. I guess it's her way of keeping
him around a while."
"I thought I would find Charlie here."
"Look around, you still might."
"He's gone. What do I do?"
"Sara comes up here and talks to him
sometimes and it helps her. If it helps
you.I'm glad you're here.You know, Jack,
for an Irishman you never were much
of a talker but that never mattered.
I'll give you that much, you married
my daughter. Say what you need to Charlie
if that's all you've come her for, but
Sara is not over you yet, so you break
her heart again and, God help you, I'll
make you wish you never did."
He leaves Jack alone in the room. He picks up a baseball and
has a flashback of Charlie practising with it.
"How was your day?"
"Fine,oh, look what came home from school
"Is Charlie about ready?"
"Yeah, he was running around her a few
A gunshot can be heard
Sara looks in the room and can see Jack hugging a pillow. She
Teal'c fires the staff weapon at the crystal
"There's a good one."
"What's going on in there?"
"You received permission for me to fire
my staff weapon in the gate room?"
They go to the lab and put the crystal in a scanner
"Now, I noticed that the glassy edge
where the crystal was melted looked
a lot like the walls of the gate room
after Apophis and his serpent guards
came and shot up the place. Now, take
a look at this. We did a complete study
trying to figure out what they used.
We kept a few pieces and that gave me
"Since your energy weapons are the same
as the ones Apophis used, we can compare
the blast marks on the two crystals."
"Now, I'm telling the computer to build
a simulation model. We should see if
the energy signatures are the same or
It matches up."
"It was Goa'uld technology that destroyed
"Yeah, I'd say a whole mess of the staff
weapons did it."
Clone Jack walks downstairs. He is about to leave, when Sara
"We haven't talked about Charlie since
he died, why now? What were you doing
"Do you remember how much fun Charlie
used to have playing that game?"
"Baseball.He loved that game."
"He loved playing with you."Jack."
"I have to get back to the Stargate."
"Back to what?"
"Stargate, it's a big round metal object.A
ring of energy.
"You always could spin a line of bull
to avoid talking to me."
"I've been crying, that's what's wrong.
What's with you? Upstairs.I've never
seen you like that before. For a second,
I thought you were gonna cry. Where's
all that O'Neill military bravado?"
"I don't think I have it."
"Oh, my God! Mike left a casserole in
Back in the lab
"The energy signature looks like some
kind of gas plasma laser. Wow, I'd love
to get this into the spectrometer at
"What is a Stanford?"
"Hey, did you see this thing inside
of it? I didn't think that was there
A face forms within the crystal
"Whoa!" Captain! Doctor! Teal'c!"
"That was me. It was me.
"Are you OK?"
"My reflection, so?"
Carters face appears in the crystal
"Oh my God."
The gate is activated from offworld
"Why's it spinning up? No one's due
Back in the lab
"It was trying to communicate with us."
"I don't know the magic password. Do
The alarms go off
"That's the gate,incoming."
"Off world activation, this is not a
"I didn't think anyone was due back
"No one is..."
"Off world activation, this is not a
drill! All units report to stations.
This is not a drill!"
"Where's the iris?"
"Someone used a remote."
"Who? We're all here."
"Well, whoever it is has our codes."
Heads up people!"
Jack comes through the gate
"Hey, what're you guys doing leaving
without me?"What's with all the ordinance?"
"Who are you?"
"What do you mean, who am I? What the
heck's goin' on here?"
"Good question. Take him into custody."
Jack is taken away
Later, Hammond and the team are watching him on a monitor
"Come on, get me outta here!" Tell you
what, let me put it nicely.Get me the
hell out of here!"
"If that isn't O'Neill, I want to know
who the hell we're looking at."
"We're searching the facility now, sir."
Jack throws something at the camera
Clone Jack and Sara are sitting at a table outside
"I'm waiting for you to say,I'm sorry,or
I want to get back together or just,
whatever's on your mind, anything, just
talk to me."
"The first time we were together, is
this where we came? You're angry.
"Angry at you? No I'm not angry."
"Good, you were."
"When Charlie died, that's why I left."
"Why didn't you talk to me, why didn't
"I should have, but I didn't. So, you
"No.Yes.What did you expect? It happened
in our house. It was you're gun. I know
you blamed yourself. But if you just
opened up for once and let me through
that armour of yours, we could have
helped each other. I needed you."
"You know? And you can say it. Just
like that? After all this time?"
"I'm sorry it took so long. It should've
been said sooner."
"Is that what you came to tell me?"
"There's no way to make you understand
what I came here to do. You couldn't
"I thought if I could bring Charlie
back through the Stargate.
"Just shut up about that, would you?
Charlie is gone, Jack. We should be
talking about us and what happened and
Clone Jack get's up to leave, and suddenly appears to be consumed
by an electrical charge
Jack.My God.Jack? Jack? What is that?
What's happened to you? We've got to
get you to the hospital."
Back at the SGC
"The MRI was negative. The DNA screen
matches what we have on file. Physical
examination of the body shows some trauma,
otherwise he seems perfectly healthy."
"Healthy doesn't cut it."
"Well, the evidence says he's Colonel
"Thank you Doctor."
"Then how do you explain the other one?"
"What other one? What?"
Sam shows him the footage of the team coming back with the other
"Ok, so that's not possible. I didn't
come back with you guys."
"What the hell is that thing?"
"The EM energy in the one intact crystal
we brought back from P3X-562 may hold
"The electromagnetic energy in the crystal
has the ability to mimic things. It
recreated Daniel and I. It cloned us
electronically, at least part of us.
It seemed to read our thoughts and speech
and mimic them too. Now, what if the
other O'Neill is energy just like the
thing Daniel and I found in the crystal
only a more powerful, more evolved form
of it? One powerful enough to copy a
whole person and not just faces?"
"Is that what we're looking at?"
"And it tried to communicate with you?"
"It asked for our help."
"This may not work..Hello?"
Sam's face appears
"What are you?"
"Energy. Unity. You would describe me
"You asked for help."
"If I remain here, my energy will disintegrate.
I must return."
"Why, did you not speak before?"
"Fear of what?"
"The Goa'uld came to our planet long
ago. We were not afraid then and we
tried to greet them. One of them touched
us as you did and was destroyed by our
"Well, that's some kind of welcome wagon
you got there.It almost killed me."
"The Goa'ulds must have come through
the gate exploring..."
"That's why it was afraid, we look just
"One of the Goa'ulds was killed?"
"They gathered all the Unity in one
place and ended it."
"We confirmed Goa'uld energy weapons
"Then that pit wasn't a ceremonial place
at all. It was some kind of mass grave."
"I can no longer sustain this form.
"What was that? Any ideas? Any theories?
"If you thought that your entire race
was destroyed by the Goa'ulds as punishment
for harming one of them, what would
you do if you thought it was going to
"Sir. O'Neill, the other guy, is nowhere
in the mountain.
"Ok, we've got a problem. I ran some
tests on the crystals in the lab. Whatever
the energy inside the crystal is, it's
starting to decay. It's ionizing particle
"It's not constant and the amounts are
not dangerous,but if O'Neill,it,starts
breaking down like the energy in the
crystals and it's more powerful than
what we have here then anyone nearby
could get a lethal dose of radiation."
"If that's true, we have a very serious
problem on our hands. Let's hope it's
Something else. I've been thinking about
where it went. Sir, it was in your locker
looking through your personal stuff.Pictures
of your family.
Jack rushes to the phone
"Come on, Sara, Come on."
"Hi. I can't take your call right now
so please leave a message."
"I gotta get there."
The team get changed and head through the hallway
"The lab's running tests but I'm pretty
sure it'd breaking down because Earth's
electromagnetic field is stronger than
the one on P3X-562. The difference is
tearing it apart."
"Can we stop it?"
"I don't know."
"We checked with the local police. No
one's at your wife's house. One of the
local hospitals admitted a J. O'Neill
less than an hour ago. Teal'c you'll
have to leave that here
"I have seen your world.I will need
"Can't let you take your weapon, Teal'c.You,
all of you will be operating in public
so you can't do or say anything that
reveals the existence of the SGC or
He gives Jack a Chicago baseball cap
"Chicago,the windy city.Home of the
Black Hawks, the Bulls and the White
"Don't forget the Cubs."
"Heads up Colonel Good luck."
Sara is sitting at Clone Jack's bedside
"Charlie, this is the place we brought
"Yes, it is.
"He died here."
"Yes, he did.Jack, what's happening
"I have to get to the Stargate. Can
we do that?"
"Jack, I know you want to get to the
Another electrical charge surges through the clone. Outside there
is a news crew and some police officers.
"All right, people! I need buses up
here! I want these people out of here
now! Come on! Move! Move!"
"As soon as Colonel O'Neill's team gives
the signal, I want you to start shutting
the power down inside. All right?"
Sara has her hand bandaged by a nurse
"Thanks. Go, I'm alright,go."
"I'm almost finished."
"Alright keep moving people.Everybody
out! I need everybody out of here now!
"Sara, are you alright? It's ok baby.
"OK.I wanna hear all about it, but not
now.Are you OK?"
Jack puts on a hazmat helmet. Sam and Daniel take Sara in the
They leave Sara and rejoin Jack in clone Jack's room
"Colonel, it's buried in the red." "How
we doing' with the power?"
"I turned off as much of the grid as
"They've shut down all they can."
"It's all right.I'm not gonna hurt you."
"Please stay back. I do not want to
harm you again. My energy is about to..
"The radiation's dropped off."
"O'Neill, are you all right?"
"We've got 20% emergency power."
"Radiation's low enough.We should be
They take their hazmat helmets off
"You have come to destroy me."
"No. That's not true. I know you weren't
trying to kill me back on the planet.
The Goa'ulds.The people who destroyed
your race.They're our enemies too."
"I understand.Thank you."
"Why did you come here?"
When my energy hurt you, I tried to
heal you, but I did not understand your
injury. So I looked into your mind.
I saw the mind of a warrior. I feared
it, as I feared those who destroyed
my race. I tried to make you well before
my mistake was discovered, before the
others returned to destroy me. I understand
now. Your deepest pain was not the physical
injury I had caused. Your pain was from
an empty place in your heart where Charlie
once was. I thought if I could bring
Charlie to you, it would make you well.
I did not understand his death meant
he could no longer exist as flesh and
blood. Physical death does not have
the same meaning to us."
"Are you dying now?"
"Yes.I could not bring Charlie to you."
"No.He's in here."
He puts his hand over Jacks heart and suddenly transforms into
"You cannot change what happened that
day, just as I cannot change the day
that the Goa'uld destroyed my world.
I'm showing you what of Charlie is still
there, inside you."
"The radiation's still low, but I don't
know for how long."
"We have to go."
"Is Sara O'Neill still here?"
They leave the room, with Jack holding Charlie's hand
"Delta Five Point Bravo our ETA is five minutes."
"You guys go ahead."
Jack and Charlie walk up to Sara
"Oh my God..."
"It's not Charlie, Sara.
"Sara, I have to get him back."
To the Stargate."
Sara is crying and Jack hugs her
"Whatever that is. The other guy, you
know what he said?"
"I have a pretty fair idea."
"We were pretty great together, weren't
"We were the greatest."
He touches her face and leaves
"Take care of yourself, Jack."
Jack and Charlie are stood in front of the gate. The rest of
the team are at the bottom of the ramp
"Keep the lights on. I'll be back."
Charlie and Jack walk through the gate, hand in hand