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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 808

                                       "COVENANT"

                                           By

                            Ron Wilkerson & Robert C. Cooper


                                     Transcribed by 
 
                                    Callie Sullivan



               COLSON INDUSTRIES. Alec Colson and Brian Vogler are in Colsonís 
               office, preparing to leave.
 
                                     VOGLER
                         Once you walk through that door thereís 
                         no turning back.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Oh, I understand, Brian. Iím not having 
                         any doubts.
 
                                     VOGLER
                         Alec, it is not just your credibility 
                         at stake here.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Youíre right there. Itís the leaders 
                         of the democratic free world who should 
                         be worried.
 
                                     VOGLER
                         Think about the people who work for 
                         this company; the shareholders.
 
                                     COLSON
                         I am, Brian. They have a right to know 
                         the truth, as does everybody else. Trust 
                         me - weíre doing the right thing.
 
                         
               
               COLSON INDUSTRIES. In a large room, many reporters and cameras 
               are waiting. Colson and Vogler make their way through the crowd, 
               Colson greeting some of the reporters as he goes. He walks up 
               onto a podium and turns to face the microphones.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Thank you all for coming. As you all 
                         know, about five months ago our planet 
                         suffered a horrible tragedy. Over two 
                         thousand American servicemen and women 
                         were killed when a meteor shower disrupted 
                         global communications and hit a United 
                         States naval carrier group on manoeuvres 
                         in the Pacific Ocean. Iím here today 
                         to challenge the facts of that incident 
                         as theyíve been conveyed to the general 
                         public. (As the reporters murmur to 
                         each other, the view shifts to Danielís 
                         lab at the SGC, where Daniel is watching 
                         the TV as Colson is being broadcast 
                         live.) On the day in question, none 
                         of our satellites detected a meteor 
                         shower.
 
               (Sam walks in.)

                                     CARTER
                         Hey, whatís going on?

               (Daniel turns and raises his finger to his lips, shushing her. 
               Sam leans on the desk and starts to watch the TV with him.)
 
               
                                     COLSON
                         Now I donít know how many governments 
                         around the world are in on this, but 
                         I do know we are being lied to and the 
                         truth is being covered up.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Oh-oh.

                                     COLSON
                         Ladies and gentlemen, there is life 
                         beyond our world. There are aliens out 
                         there, and they have a technology far 
                         beyond ours, and they have been intervening 
                         in our existence for quite some time. 
                         (Sam and Daniel look at each other.) 
                         I have proof - and I am giving the governments 
                         of all the nations that are aware of 
                         this twenty-four hours to reveal the 
                         truth ... or Iím gonna do it for them. 
                         Thank you. (He leaves the podium as 
                         the reporters shout questions at him.)
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Well - there yígo. (He smiles ironically. 
                         He looks round to Sam who has her mouth 
                         open, then she blinks in disbelief.)
 
                         
               
               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. The TV is on and Julia Donovan (the reporter 
               last seen in ďPrometheusĒ) is broadcasting from a studio. Sam, 
               Daniel and Tealíc are watching.
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         For those of you living on another planet 
                         for the past twenty years, Alec Colson, 
                         age forty-two, net worth over sixty 
                         billion dollars, runs a global empire 
                         of companies, including communications, 
                         biotechnology, aerospace and aviation. 
                         Heís number eight on the Fortune Five 
                         Hundred. He personally holds over two 
                         hundred proprietary patents ...
 
               (Jack comes up the stairs.)

                                     OíNEILL
                         Shut it off. (Sam turns the TV off.) 
                         We know who he is - some of us better 
                         than others.
 
                                     CARTER
                         We worked together briefly, sir. Colson 
                         Aviation developed the multi-engine 
                         control systems for the F-302s. Colson 
                         didnít know what they were for, of course, 
                         but he is a brilliant engineer.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Heís also a little nuts, isnít he?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Youíve test-flown experimental aircraft.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         We all go through the Gate.

                                     OíNEILL
                         This isnít about us.

                                     DANIEL
                         Well, in a way, it is.

                                     CARTER
                         The point is, sir, heís not some loony 
                         cult leader. People are taking him seriously.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         So, what do we think he knows? (He opens 
                         a file and looks at a photograph inside 
                         of Colson in a flight suit.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         He owns several Earth observer and weather 
                         satellites. Itís possible they picked 
                         something up - pictures of Anubisí fleet 
                         in orbit, or the battle over Antarctica.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         What I donít understand is how it could 
                         have come this far.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Heís gotten the National Security speech 
                         from the Pentagon several times. Apparently 
                         the President has called him personally.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Why not merely tell him the truth?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         His personality was profiled and he 
                         was deemed a (she makes air-quotes) 
                         Ďsecurity riskí.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         For obvious reasons.

                                     DANIEL
                         Apparently his father was a newspaper 
                         reporter who was jailed during the McCarthy 
                         era. He believes pretty strongly in 
                         the freedom of speech and the rights 
                         for people to know what their government 
                         is doing at all times.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Leaking classified information could 
                         be considered treason.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Alright - see if he can be convinced 
                         not to go public. (He starts to walk 
                         away towards his office.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Without actually telling him anything?
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Right!

               
               COLSON INDUSTRIES. Colsonís office.

                                     VOGLER
                         Weíve got all the major networks, over 
                         a dozen live radio broadcasts, and reporters 
                         from newspapers - both legit and tabloids 
                         - all waiting for the next shoe to drop.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Brian, calm down. (He goes over to a 
                         table and starts pouring himself a drink.)
 
                         
                                     VOGLER
                         Our stock price is trading down twenty-five 
                         percent. We over-extended ourselves 
                         competing for that last round of contracts. 
                         That stock price is the only thing covering 
                         our debt and you are alienating our 
                         biggest client. Weíre gonna have to 
                         start selling off assets ...
 
                                     COLSON
                         What does that matter, Brian, given 
                         what we know?
 
                                     VOGLER
                         I donít know - I guess Iím just trying 
                         to hold onto some shred of reality.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Well, you - along with everyone else 
                         - are going to have to start dealing 
                         with a whole new reality from now on.
 
                         
                                     VOGLER
                         What if the world canít handle it? What 
                         if Washingtonís right and we should 
                         just keep this thing in the bag?
 
                                     COLSON
                         Trust me. The truth is always right.
 
                         
                                     VOGLER
                         Weíve already caused mass hysteria. 
                         You have no idea how much chaos this 
                         could cause.
 
               (A female staffer comes in.)

                                     STAFFER
                         Alec - theyíre here.

                                     COLSON
                         Oh, show them in, would you? (He takes 
                         Voglerís hand and puts his glass into 
                         it.) Itíll be OK. (He pats Vogler on 
                         the shoulder and walks over to the door 
                         as Sam and Daniel walk in.) Lieutenant 
                         Colonel.
 
               (Sam shakes his hand.)

                                     CARTER
                         Alec.

                                     COLSON
                         Radiant as ever.

                                     DANIEL
                         Daniel Jackson.

                                     COLSON
                         Oh, Doc, Iím a big fan.

                                     DANIEL
                         Really?

                                     COLSON
                         Yes - Iíve been following you since 
                         your early career. Pyramids as landing 
                         pads for alien ships? Fascinating.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Er, yeah, that was a long time ago.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Yeah, what have you been up to since? 
                         Itís like you just dropped off the map.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Iíve been around. (He smiles.)

                                     COLSON
                         Oh, I beg your pardon - may I introduce 
                         Brian Vogler.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you for seeing us today.

                                     COLSON
                         Well, shall we? (He gestures towards 
                         sofas and leads the way.) Why donít 
                         we start with something Iím sure we 
                         can all agree on, hmm? (He walks towards 
                         a TV near the sofas and picks up a remote.) 
                         That meteor shower was a cover story, 
                         and a surprisingly weak one at that 
                         - although under the circumstances Iím 
                         not so sure Iíd have come up with a 
                         better one.
 
                                     CARTER
                         What makes you say that?

               (Colson pushes a button on the remote and the TV screen comes 
               on. It shows a mothership coming out of hyperspace above Earth. 
               He turns and smiles triumphantly at Sam and Daniel, then presses 
               for the next picture. Itís a high shot of part of the battle 
               above Antarctica. He presses again, and the pictures moves closer. 
               He presses again, and we see a clear shot of Prometheus hovering 
               over the scout ship. Daniel looks at Sam in concern.)
 
                                     COLSON
                         Oh - (he points to the picture of Prometheus) 
                         Iím guessing thatís one of ours?
 
                                     VOGLER
                         We lost contact with twelve communications 
                         and weather mapping satellites for over 
                         six hours on the day in question. When 
                         we got them back on line, they were 
                         able to transmit images stored in the 
                         buffers.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Images like these can be faked.

                                     COLSON
                         Or made to seem fake. (He presses the 
                         button again and the image shows Anubisí 
                         fleet in space.) I know why youíre here, 
                         Sam. The Pentagon wants me to know that 
                         people like you are gonna be trying 
                         to make me look like a fraud.
 
                                     CARTER
                         ďPeople like meĒ.

                                     COLSON
                         Very smart people. Oh, we have more 
                         than this. (He gestures towards the 
                         TV.) Now, obviously I donít know everything 
                         but ... I do have a right to, as does 
                         everyone else.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Anything we can say to stop you?

                                     VOGLER
                         Believe me, Iíve tried.

               
               COLSON INDUSTRIES. Sam and Daniel are coming out of the main 
               entrance. Samís mobile phone rings. She answers it.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Carter.

               (Donovan is at her studios.)

                                     DONOVAN
                         Sam, itís Julia Donovan.

                                     CARTER
                         How did you get this number?

                                     DONOVAN
                         I have my sources. Our camera track 
                         just caught you and a nice-looking young 
                         man going into Colson Industriesí head 
                         office in Seattle an hour ago. I just 
                         saw the feed.
 
                                     CARTER
                         And?

                                     DONOVAN
                         Just wondering if you had an official 
                         comment.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah - I think your coverage is a little 
                         one-sided.
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         Come on, Sam - Colsonís gonna out the 
                         whole operation. You donít really think 
                         Washington can contain this.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Weíll see. Look, I donít have to remind 
                         you about the non-disclosure agreement 
                         you signed, do I? (She lowers the phone 
                         briefly to talk to Daniel.) Itís the 
                         reporter from the Prometheus incident.
 
                         
                                     DONOVAN
                         Colson doesnít seem to be worried about 
                         going to jail.
 
               (Sam and Daniel reach her car and get in.)

                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, well he hasnít done anything illegal 
                         yet.
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         We had an agreement. You said that if 
                         something big was gonna break, you would 
                         call me first.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I will, OK? Bye-bye. (She hangs up. 
                         Next to her, Daniel has been looking 
                         at his own mobile.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Iíve got thirteen messages from Emmet 
                         Bregman. (He grins at her. Sam sighs.)
 
                         
               
               COLSON INDUSTRIES. Colson is walking along with Vogler and a 
               couple of staffers.
 
                                     STAFFER
                         The switchboardís been jammed ever since 
                         the press conference. Every crackpot 
                         in the world is calling.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Yeah, Iíve arranged security for all 
                         of you and your families.
 
                                     STAFFER
                         Do you really think we need to be worried?
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Iíd be more worried about the things 
                         we still donít know at this point.
 
                         
                                     VOGLER
                         Iím trying to convince him itís not 
                         too late.
 
                                     COLSON
                         It is too late, Brian! Too late for 
                         the world to know there was a large-scale 
                         alien attack against our planet which 
                         was barely thwarted; too late for the 
                         general public to realise theyíve been 
                         lied to by two different elected administrations 
                         about the very nature of our existence!
 
                         
                                     STAFFER
                         So weíre going public with everything?
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         I was really hoping the Feds would come 
                         clean.
 
                                     VOGLER
                         I canít believe Washington hasnít done 
                         more to try and stop us - some sort 
                         of legal injunction.
 
                                     COLSON
                         That would legitimise our claims. No, 
                         no, theyíre obviously gonna try to play 
                         this as if we canít be taken seriously.
 
                         
                                     STAFFER
                         Weíre one of the largest corporations 
                         in the world.
 
                                     COLSON
                         And weíre telling the truth.

                                     VOGLER
                         Alec! It doesnít matter who we are, 
                         or how right we are. They can stop us 
                         if they really want to.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Oh, come on, Brian, what are they gonna 
                         do, hmm? Have me killed? (He chuckles 
                         and walks away. Vogler looks at the 
                         staffers nervously.)
 
               
               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Jack and SG-1 are watching Julia Donovan 
               broadcasting live on TV again.
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         Alec Colson, age forty-two ...

                                     CARTER
                         Well, heís gotta have something more 
                         significant than pictures.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Iíve been going over government contracts 
                         assigned to Colsonís companies over 
                         the last few years. I havenít got through 
                         them all yet but thereís quite a few 
                         loosely related to R&D of alien technologies 
                         that we procured offworld.
 
               (Jack turns up the volume on the TV.)

                                     DONOVAN
                         ... Weíll now head to Colson Industries.
 
                         
               (The feed goes to the live broadcast from Colson Industries. 
               Colson is on the podium again.)
 
                                     COLSON
                         Welcome, and thank you for coming.
 
                         
               (Sam looks at her watch.)

                                     CARTER
                         Twenty-four hours to the minute.

                                     COLSON
                         Yesterday I told you of our belief in 
                         the existence of intelligent life beyond 
                         our planet. I also told you that we 
                         believe several governments, including 
                         our own, have known about this and have 
                         been concealing the information for 
                         quite some time now. Yesterday, I challenged 
                         those governments to come clean - reveal 
                         the truth. We got only silence, which 
                         gives me no choice but to present to 
                         you what evidence I have. (He nods to 
                         a man standing near a door on the other 
                         side of the room. The man speaks quietly 
                         into a microphone pinned to his jumper.) 
                         How do I know for sure that alien life 
                         really does exist? Ladies and gentlemen, 
                         seeing is believing. (He gestures towards 
                         the door. The press turn around to face 
                         the door. A man opens the door. A woman 
                         comes out ... followed by an Asgard. 
                         The reporters gasp, and flashbulbs start 
                         popping as everyone takes pictures. 
                         Back at SGC, Jack looks at the close-up 
                         image of the Asgard, then turns to the 
                         others.)
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Well Iíd call that somethiní.

               
               TV. Julia Donovan is reporting.

                                     DONOVAN
                         ... a lot of frenzy after yesterdayís 
                         startling revelation of what appeared 
                         to be a live alien by billionaire industrialist 
                         Alec Colson. Thus far thereís been no 
                         official statement from the White House, 
                         and sources inside Colson Industries 
                         promise that there is definitely more 
                         to come.
 
               
               SGC. DANIELíS OFFICE. Sam is on the phone.

                                     CARTER
                         OK, thank you, sir. (She hangs up.) 
                         Well, we just got a message back from 
                         Thor. As far as he knows, there are 
                         no Asgard currently on Earth.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Loki was here for years conducting experiments 
                         without the High Council knowing about 
                         it.
 
                                     CARTER
                         OK - hereís a possibility. What if it 
                         wasnít really an Asgard?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Looked like one.

                                     CARTER
                         Didnít sound like one.

                                     DANIEL
                         Didnít say anything.

                                     CARTER
                         Thatís my point. Colson wrapped things 
                         up pretty quickly without taking any 
                         questions.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         It was a perfect likeness.

                                     CARTER
                         Imagery of little grey aliens has been 
                         commonplace on Earth for years. For 
                         that matter, Colson could have a picture.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         So not a real Asgard?

                                     CARTER
                         No Asgard we know would allow himself 
                         to be used that way.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Did look a little vacant.

                                     CARTER
                         Still - as much as he wants the whole 
                         truth, I donít think Colson would perpetrate 
                         a hoax to get it.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Then what was it?

                                     CARTER
                         I donít know.

               
               COLSON INDUSTRIES.

                                     VOGLER
                         The networks all want interviews.

                                     COLSON
                         Too bad our friend canít talk.

                                     STAFFER
                         Well, we know heís capable. The MRI 
                         showed a larynx not too different from 
                         ours but he doesnít seem to have anything 
                         to say.
 
                                     VOGLER
                         They also want full access for independent 
                         medical and scientific personnel to 
                         verify that itís really what we say 
                         it is.
 
                                     STAFFER
                         How are we supposed to convince the 
                         world of alien intelligence when this 
                         guy doesnít seem to have any?
 
                                     VOGLER
                         We canít just trot this thing out on 
                         television with wild claims we arenít 
                         gonna be able to back up! Granted, itís 
                         an amazing genetic experiment but we 
                         donít even know that the thing is really 
                         alien.
 
                                     COLSON
                         What else could it be?

                                     STAFFER
                         All we know is that the DNA came from 
                         the Department of Defence.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Look, weíre trying to build a circumstantial 
                         case here. The more questions we can 
                         raise, the more the burden of proof 
                         is gonna shift to Washington. Sooner 
                         or later, theyíre gonna have to respond 
                         to the public pressure. Meanwhile, we 
                         stay quiet. The mediaís going nuts over 
                         this whole thing, so letís just sit 
                         tight and see what happens.
 
               
               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. SG-1 come in. Jack is already sitting at 
               the table.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, Sam was right - thereís something 
                         different about Colsonís Asgard. (He 
                         puts a file down in front of Jack as 
                         the three of them sit down.) It seems 
                         that a Colson biotech research company 
                         was given a copy of Asgard DNA for sequencing.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         We were trying to help with their cloning 
                         problem.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Colson grew a clone?

                                     DANIEL
                         They werenít told it was alien DNA - 
                         it was meant to be a blind study, but 
                         they obviously took their research a 
                         little further than the contract specified.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Asgard DNA is programmed to grow a clone 
                         to maturity in just three months, but 
                         theyíre essentially an empty shell until 
                         an existing consciousness can be transferred 
                         into them.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         It did not speak because it was not 
                         capable.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Exactly. They probably spent what time 
                         they had with it teaching it how to 
                         walk.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Well - the Pentagon has lost all patience.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         What are they gonna do?

                                     OíNEILL
                         They want us to put a stop to it.

                                     CARTER
                         How?

                                     OíNEILL
                         Weíre calling in a marker. (He smiles 
                         in a satisfied way. The other three 
                         look blankly at him. Jack pauses, then 
                         looks at his watch, frowning.) Yep - 
                         calliní in a marker. (He looks round 
                         the room. A few more moments pass, then 
                         Thor transports in.)
 
                                     THOR
                         Greetings.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Ah! (He gestures at Thor.)

               
               COLSON INDUSTRIES. The staffer is running to Colsonís office.
 
               
                                     STAFFER
                         ĎScuse me. (She runs into Colsonís office.) 
                         Itís gone.
 
                                     COLSON
                         What do you mean?

                                     STAFFER
                         Just disappeared right out of the lab. 
                         (Colson looks at her, not understanding.) 
                         The alien! Computers, everything.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         How? What about security ...?

                                     STAFFER
                         Nobody took it - it disappeared. We 
                         were standing right there, there was 
                         a bright flash of light and it was all 
                         just ... gone.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Alright, have Ron send out the decoy 
                         car - and get the plane ready for a 
                         trip to Washington. Have it ready by 
                         the time I get to the hangar! (He hurries 
                         out.)
 
               
               DONOVANíS STUDIO. Sam, in dress blues, is sitting next to Julia 
               in the studio, having a microphone fitted to her jacket.
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         You ready?

                                     CARTER
                         Not really.

                                     DONOVAN
                         Well, just try not to think about the 
                         camera. Focus on me.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Itís not that. I respect Alec Colson. 
                         I donít like being asked to discredit 
                         a man who has every right to want the 
                         truth.
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         But youíve been ordered to do this.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah.

                                     DONOVAN
                         Well, if you wanna go against those 
                         orders, feel free. Iíll go with it.
 
                         
               (The theme tune for ďInside AccessĒ begins.)

                                     STUDIO MANAGER
                         In five, four, three, two ...

                                     DONOVAN
                         Weíre here with Lieutenant Colonel Samantha 
                         Carter of the United States Air Force. 
                         (She turns to Sam.) Welcome.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you.

                                     DONOVAN
                         Your background is astrophysics, and 
                         youíre one of the militaryís leading 
                         scientific researchers. Weíre all very 
                         eager to finally hear some reaction 
                         from Washington regarding the revelation 
                         made by Alec Colson.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Well, first of all, I can assure people 
                         that, if aliens really existed and were 
                         visiting the planet, we would know about 
                         it.
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         So, are you saying his claims have no 
                         merit? We all saw an alien on live television.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, well, Hollywoodís been helping 
                         us see things on TV for a long time 
                         now.
 
               (In a car on the way to the hangar, Colson and Vogler are watching 
               the interview on the TV.)
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         Are you saying that the alien wasnít 
                         real?
 
                                     CARTER
                         It depends on what you mean by real.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Notice she hasnít actually lied once.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         I can show you some advanced methods 
                         for creating realistic 3D images that 
                         weíve been working on.
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         By all means.

                                     CARTER
                         Weíve been experimenting with technology 
                         that makes it possible for us to create 
                         anything you can imagine - virtually.
 
                         
               (Thor appears out of thin air, standing beside Sam. In the car, 
               Colson and Vogler look at each other.)
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         Wow - that looks just like the alien 
                         Alec Colson introduced to us.
 
                                     THOR
                         Greetings, people of Earth.

                                     DONOVAN
                         Thatís amazing - he looks so real.
 
                         
                                     THOR
                         Though I look real, I have been created 
                         through the use of advanced holographic 
                         technology.
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         Thatís just incredible.

               (Sam reaches out and waves her hand through Thor.)

                                     CARTER
                         Itís just a projection. Youíll probably 
                         be seeing technology like this in theme 
                         park rides in a few years.
 
               (In the car, Colson chuckles.)

                                     COLSON
                         Oh - sheís good.

               
               LATER. The interview over, Julia is looking at the video replay. 
               She turns to face Sam.
 
                                     DONOVAN
                         Not quite the exclusive I had in mind, 
                         but itíll still do huge numbers.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Youíre hilarious. After everything youíve 
                         been through, you still care about ratings.
 
                         
                                     DONOVAN
                         How did you do it? Iíve seen visual 
                         effects before, Sam, and this was some 
                         sort of ... (she pauses as an assistant 
                         brings in a sheet of paper and hands 
                         it to her, and waits for her to leave) 
                         ... this was some sort of alien technology, 
                         wasnít it?
 
               (Sam just looks at her. Irritated, Julia looks down at the paper 
               she was just given, and frowns.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         What is it?

                                     DONOVAN
                         Ten minutes ago, Alec Colsonís private 
                         plane was forced into an emergency landing 
                         after almost crashing on take-off from 
                         Seatac. The plane suffered sudden depressurisation 
                         and loss of engine power but was able 
                         to land without serious incident. (She 
                         looks up at Sam.) ĎScuse me, Sam, Iíve 
                         gotta get on the air with this. (She 
                         leaves, calling out to an assistant.) 
                         I need something on Colsonís wife and 
                         his daughter. (To Sam) They died in 
                         a plane crash when he was twenty-four. 
                         Thatís why he started Colson Aviation. 
                         (To her team) Letís go!
 
               (Samís mobile phone rings. She answers it.)

                                     CARTER
                         Carter.

                                     COLSON
                         Sam? Itís Alec Colson. (He is sitting 
                         in a car at the airport.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Are you OK?

                                     COLSON
                         News travels fast. It was close. (Vogler 
                         gets into the car next to him.) Brianís 
                         still as white as a sheet.
 
                                     CARTER
                         How did you get this number?

                                     COLSON
                         Oh, I have my sources. (Sam looks at 
                         the phone in irritation.) Yíknow, the 
                         ground crew here found evidence the 
                         plane had been tampered with.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Someone tried to kill you?

                                     COLSON
                         Seems that way. Any ideas?

                                     CARTER
                         You think I know? Why would I go on 
                         TV to publicly discredit you if I knew 
                         you were about to be assassinated?
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         To make sure it didnít look like Washington 
                         had anything to do with it. And a fine 
                         job you did too, by the way.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Iím sorry - I was following orders.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Yeah, I know. Donít worry, Sam - I donít 
                         believe for a second you were in on 
                         it. If it was our government, Iím sure 
                         you were just a pawn.
 
                                     CARTER
                         That doesnít make me feel any better. 
                         Look, Alec, I can assure you ...
 
                                     COLSON
                         Itís OK, itís OK. It wasnít my first 
                         rough landing; Iím sure it wonít be 
                         my last. I wonít be stopped, Sam. I 
                         promise you, one way or another, the 
                         world is gonna learn the truth. (He 
                         hangs up.)
 
               
               SGC. JACKíS OFFICE. Jack, in his dress blues, is sitting at his 
               desk with his fingers steepled in front of his mouth. He appears 
               to be thinking hard.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Umm ... how Ďbout a hyperdrive for the 
                         Prometheus?
 
               (The camera pans across and we see that Thor and Daniel are sitting 
               in the chairs opposite.)
 
                                     THOR
                         That is something I must discuss with 
                         the High Council.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Thor, címon! You said you wanted to 
                         get something nice for the President.
 
                         
               (Sam comes to the door.)

                                     OíNEILL
                         Carter?

                                     CARTER
                         Sir, anything on who might have tried 
                         to kill Colson?
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         It wasnít us.

                                     DANIEL
                         We think that Colson may have fragments 
                         of downed Goaíuld ships recovered from 
                         the Antarctic. A subsidiary of his was 
                         involved in the salvage and the clean-up.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Are we just gonna keep trying to discredit 
                         the man? I mean, arenít we the ones 
                         a little delusional to think that we 
                         could cover up an attack of this scale?
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Whatís the alternative?

                                     CARTER
                         How Ďbout tell the truth? (Daniel and 
                         Jack look at her, surprised.) I mean 
                         to Colson. I know heís been profiled 
                         and deemed a security risk and obviously 
                         thatís an accurate assessment, but what 
                         have we got to lose at this point? Heís 
                         already trying to go public - letís 
                         show him why itís so important to keep 
                         the secret. Besides, think of the benefits 
                         of having a man with his resources on 
                         our side.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Well, Thor and I are meeting with the 
                         President in five minutes. Iíll bring 
                         it up. (He picks up his hat and tucks 
                         it under his arm, and starts to button 
                         his jacket.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Five minutes?

                                     OíNEILL
                         Oh yeah!

               (He and Thor are transported out of the office.)

                                     CARTER
                         Right! (She looks at Daniel, who shrugs.)
 
                         
               
               COLSON INDUSTRIES. Colson is in his office with Vogler and the 
               staffer.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Two oíclock, we go live with the pictures, 
                         pieces of the alien ship, everything 
                         weíve got.
 
                                     VOGLER
                         Alec, they tried to kill us!

                                     COLSON
                         You think that didnít work in our favour?
 
                         
                                     VOGLER
                         Dying doesnít work in our favour!

               (At that moment, a transporter beam envelops Colson and he disappears. 
               Vogler and the staffer stand up, amazed.)
 
               
               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Colson is transported in, with Thor beside 
               him. Colson looks around the room, then sees Thor beside him. 
               He backs away nervously.
 
                                     COLSON
                         OK - what just happened?

               (Sam and Daniel walk over.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Well, in laymanís terms, we beamed you 
                         up ... and then down again.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Where am I?

                                     CARTER
                         Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Colorado. 
                         You know Daniel, of course.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Uh, yeah, hi. (They shake hands.) And 
                         (gesturing to Thor) this is Thor.
 
                         
                                     THOR
                         Greetings.

                                     COLSON
                         Oh, so this is a real one!

                                     CARTER
                         Yep.

                                     COLSON
                         What-what happened to the clone?

                                     THOR
                         It will become a host to an Asgard consciousness 
                         whose physical body is failing.
 
                                     COLSON
                         OK.

                                     THOR
                         Now I must take my leave. General OíNeill 
                         said he will see you all tomorrow. (He 
                         is transported out.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         I wanna show you something. (She goes 
                         to the window of the briefing room, 
                         where the blast doors are closed. She 
                         pushes a button and the blast doors 
                         lift to show the Gateroom. Colson stands 
                         beside her, looking at the Gate. Sam 
                         turns to him.) We call it a Stargate.
 
                         
               
               SGC. VIP QUARTERS. Colson is on the phone.

                                     COLSON
                         Iím OK, Brian. I promise you, Iím fine. 
                         Iíll be back in a couple of days. (Someone 
                         knocks on the door.) Iíve gotta go. 
                         ... Alright, bye.
 
               (As he hangs up, Sam comes in, geared up for Gate travel.)

                                     CARTER
                         Ready?

                                     COLSON
                         Woh - look at you!

                                     CARTER
                         Yeah - Soldier Sam.

                                     COLSON
                         Ooh, I get a uniform too?

                                     CARTER
                         Yep. (She tosses it to him.)

                                     COLSON
                         Alright!

               
               GATEROOM. The Gate is dialling. Sam is waiting at the bottom 
               of the ramp as Colson, geared up, comes in. The Gate whooshes 
               and Colson flinches back. Sam grins at him, then heads up the 
               ramp. Colson follows her, looking nervous.
 
                                     COLSON
                         So, uh, where are we going?

                                     CARTER
                         P4X-650. We have an offworld base there.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         And how far away is that? (He and Sam 
                         stop at the top of the ramp.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Six hundred and forty light years.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Really?!

                                     CARTER
                         Letís go. (She takes his arm and walks 
                         him into the event horizon.)
 
               
               P4X-650. Sam and Colson come through the Gate, which is inside 
               a concrete building. The Gate shuts down behind them. Colson 
               turns to look at the Gate behind him, then turns to Sam, trying 
               to look nonchalant.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Didnít feel a thing.

                                     CARTER
                         You were demolecularised.

               (A man approaches them.)

                                     SHEFIELD
                         Welcome to the Alpha site.

                                     CARTER
                         Alec Colson, Captain Shefield.

                                     COLSON
                         Hi. (They shake hands, then Colson looks 
                         around the structure.) Well, itís-itís 
                         ... nice.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Our last Alpha site was destroyed in 
                         an attack. We decided to build this 
                         one inside a mountain like the SGC.
 
                         
               (The three of them walk across the room.)

                                     SHEFIELD
                         This is all a bit spartan, but itís 
                         our home away from home.
 
                                     COLSON
                         I guess I was just expecting something 
                         a little bit more, uh, I dunno ... other-worldly?
 
                         
               (Sam smiles as they reach a door. She takes out her card and 
               swipes it through the reader and the door slides open. Colson 
               walks a few steps, then stops and stares in amazement.)
 
                                     COLSON
                         Oh! Now that ... thatís more like it.
 
                         
               (In a hangar at the end of the building is an F-302.)

                                     CARTER
                         Itís called the F-302 - alien-human 
                         hybrid. (They walk towards it.)
 
                                     COLSON
                         So this is what the MECs were for.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah - thanks to you itís capable of 
                         leaving the atmosphere and returning. 
                         We used a number of these to defend 
                         the Earth five months ago. This is just 
                         one of the many advancements weíve made 
                         as a result of technology procured through 
                         the Stargate. (Colson is staring up 
                         at the F-302 in awe.) You wanna take 
                         a ride?
 
               (Colson grins and nods.)

               
               COLSON INDUSTRIES. Vogler is in Colsonís office. The staffer 
               walks in.
 
                                     STAFFER
                         Brian, what are you doing?

                                     VOGLER
                         Alec wants all the evidence that we 
                         have about the alien cover-up duplicated 
                         and secured off-premises. You can get 
                         started on whatever we have left on 
                         the clone research.
 
                                     STAFFER
                         OK. (She leaves the room. Voglerís mobile 
                         phone rings. He answers it.)
 
                                     VOGLER
                         Vogler. ... I told you, I donít know 
                         where he is. ... I have a meeting with 
                         the SEC this afternoon. ... I understand. 
                         ... Donít worry, itíll work. (He hangs 
                         up, looking worried.)
 
               
               ALPHA SITE. The F-302 rolls out of the hangar, takes off, and 
               climbs steeply into the sky. Colson, in the rear seat, looks 
               around.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Beautiful!

                                     CARTER
                         Yeah.

                                     COLSON
                         Must be hard, keeping all this secret. 
                         I donít know how you do it.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I think of all the fear it would cause, 
                         the potential chaos.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Ah, but what about all the greater meaning 
                         you could bring to peopleís lives, just 
                         knowing that all this is-is out here?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Whatís out here is an enemy so advanced, 
                         so evil, itís a miracle we havenít been 
                         wiped out or enslaved yet. Weíve been 
                         very lucky so far. I think most people 
                         would have a hard time living with the 
                         threat of constant impending doom.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Oh, right, the old Ďif you had cancerí 
                         argument. Would you want to know you 
                         were gonna die, or would you rather 
                         live out your final days in blissful 
                         ignorance?
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah - I guess I donít really buy it 
                         either.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Well, Iíd rather know - try to cure 
                         it. If I couldnít do that, well, Iíd 
                         try to make my final days as meaningful 
                         as possible.
 
                                     CARTER
                         You want a turn?

                                     COLSON
                         I thought I was gonna have to ask!
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Switching to co-pilot control. Go ahead 
                         - sheís all yours.
 
               (Colson starts flying the craft, and flips it right over in a 
               full circle.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         So - what do you think?

                                     COLSON
                         Amazing! She manoeuvres like an FA-22 
                         and feels like a 747!
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, thatís the inertial dampeners.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Alright - letís try this. (He puts the 
                         craft into a steep nosedive. After several 
                         seconds alarms sound and a ďMain Engine 
                         Rocket Fuel WarningĒ comes up on Samís 
                         screen.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Alec! (Colson continues to dive.) Alec, 
                         pull up! (Colson ignores her. Sam punches 
                         button to regain pilot control, and 
                         starts to pull the craft out of its 
                         dive. It levels out just in time, skimming 
                         right over the top of a forest.)
 
                                     VOICE ON RADIO
                         Flight, this is Alpha Command. Is everything 
                         OK up there?
 
                                     CARTER
                         It is now. Weíre fine. Bringing her 
                         back in. (She throws a black look over 
                         her shoulder, shakes her head and sighs.)
 
                         
               
               LATER. The F-302 taxis back into the hangar and stops. The canopy 
               opens. Colson takes his helmet off.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Well, that was reckless.

                                     COLSON
                         Ah, the 302 can handle it. (He pats 
                         the craft.) I know. I may not have known 
                         its name but I helped you build it, 
                         remember?
 
                                     CARTER
                         It was a joyride. I took you up for 
                         a little fun.
 
                                     COLSON
                         This isnít a game, Sam. What you guys 
                         are doing up here - this is life and 
                         death, for all of us.
 
                                     CARTER
                         We know that.

                                     COLSON
                         Wasnít much fun, feeling out of control 
                         like that, was it?
 
                                     CARTER
                         You have to make your point with my 
                         life.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Oh, come on, we were never gonna crash 
                         - unlike my plane back on Earth.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I told you - we had nothing to do with 
                         it.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Yeah, well, someone did. And if you 
                         think that - or any of this - is gonna 
                         prevent me from telling the world what 
                         they have a right to know, youíre dead 
                         wrong.
 
               
               ALPHA SITE GATEROOM. Colson is examining the Gate. Sam walks 
               over.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Alec, thereís something else I need 
                         to talk to you about. Thereís a clandestine 
                         group of private businessmen like yourself 
                         who were informed of the Stargate programme 
                         over six years ago by rogue elements 
                         of the NID. Weíve tried to identify 
                         them and bring them down but they are 
                         very highly connected. Former Vice President 
                         Kinseyís been linked to them. Now, instead 
                         of going public like you, theyíve been 
                         funding various secret endeavours all 
                         aimed at controlling alien technology 
                         for their own purposes.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Which are?

                                     CARTER
                         Youíd have to ask them. Personal profit, 
                         or maybe they think they can do a better 
                         job of defending the planet than we 
                         can.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Why are you telling me all this?

                                     CARTER
                         Because Iím guessing thatís who tried 
                         to kill you. Theyíll never get control 
                         of the Gate if the world finds out.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Hmm. (He sits down on the steps to the 
                         Gate. Sam joins him.) When I was young, 
                         all I ever dreamed about was flying. 
                         I had every make of aeroplane ever built 
                         hanging from my ceiling. And then ... 
                         well, I take it you know about my wife 
                         and daughter. (Sam nods.) One of the 
                         downsides of celebrity - we really do 
                         have no secrets. Anyway, after the crash, 
                         I vowed to make flying as safe as it 
                         possibly could be. I really thought 
                         that I could do it better than anyone 
                         else.
 
                                     CARTER
                         You have made a difference.

                                     COLSON
                         But nothingís perfect, is it?

                                     CARTER
                         No.

                                     COLSON
                         Intergalactic travel; advanced alien 
                         civilisations; humans living on other 
                         worlds. I do realise that there may 
                         be bad guys out there too.
 
                                     CARTER
                         You have no idea how bad.

                                     COLSON
                         But in the end, we have to believe in 
                         humanity. I mean, who knows, this might 
                         bring us all together as a planet.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         If we knew it would play out that way, 
                         then ... (She trails off.)
 
                                     COLSON
                         Youíre afraid that knowing about the 
                         Stargate would fracture the world more 
                         than it already is.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah. Not just stop us fighting the 
                         Goaíuld but end things for good. Weíve 
                         seen it happen on other planets like 
                         Earth. In one case, public revelation 
                         of the Stargate caused an apocalyptic 
                         world war.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Oh, that would be the ultimate irony, 
                         wouldnít it?! You secretly save the 
                         world from destruction at the hands 
                         of alien invaders, only for us to destroy 
                         ourselves out of fear, after the fact.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Change your mind?

                                     COLSON
                         Not really. I donít think it would happen. 
                         (He stands up and walks to the Stargate, 
                         gesturing at it.) And if a truth of 
                         this magnitude, about the very nature 
                         of human existence, could lead us to 
                         destroy ourselves, then Iíd say we would 
                         deserve it, wouldnít you?
 
               
               GATE TRAVEL.

               
               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Daniel is watching Julia Donovan on the TV.
 
               
                                     DONOVAN
                         Investigators now believe that Alec 
                         Colson created the alien hoax in order 
                         to divert attention from his real corporate 
                         financial problems. (Sam and Colson 
                         come into the room.) Colson, who has 
                         still made no public statement ... (Daniel 
                         switches the TV off.)
 
                                     COLSON
                         ďCorporate financial problems.Ē Whatís 
                         she talking about?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         The story broke about an hour ago. The 
                         Presidentís halted trading on the markets. 
                         Your company stock had fallen eighty 
                         percent; the Dow is down over five hundred 
                         points on the whole.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Whatís going on?

                                     DANIEL
                         The SEC is investigating you for securities 
                         fraud.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Thatís ridiculous!

                                     DANIEL
                         Theyíre saying there are irregularities 
                         in your companyís last two financial 
                         statements.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Itís not true! (Sam looks at him.) Come 
                         on! The timing of this ... Iím being 
                         set up!
 
               
               COLSON INDUSTRIES. Vogler is sitting in Colsonís office, drinking. 
               He finishes a glass and reaches to pour another as Colson and 
               Sam come in.
 
                                     VOGLER
                         Whatís she doing here?

                                     COLSON
                         She wants to help, Brian.

                                     VOGLER
                         Oh good! Why - does she have a time 
                         machine so we can go back and undo everything?
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Brian. (He sits down.) Brian, whatís 
                         going on?
 
                                     VOGLER
                         You wouldnít listen. You wouldnít stop. 
                         (He stands up and moves away.)
 
                                     COLSON
                         So you admit you did this?

                                     VOGLER
                         Oh! (He gestures grandly.) You go off 
                         on your adventures, you fly your planes, 
                         you drop by every now and then with 
                         a bright idea. Ever since we were kids. 
                         Youíre always biting off more than you 
                         can chew ... and Iím always having to 
                         bail you out.
 
                                     COLSON
                         So you doctored the books?!

                                     VOGLER
                         I had to. I had to do something. I told 
                         you - we were over-extended; the stock 
                         price was the only thing keeping us 
                         afloat and ... you wouldnít listen.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         No, I donít believe this.

                                     VOGLER
                         Alec - who do you think told the SEC?
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Why? Why now? What difference could 
                         it make, Brian? Once the truth came 
                         out ...
 
                                     VOGLER
                         Alec, I almost died in that plane too! 
                         I still have a family. They tried to 
                         kill us!
 
                                     COLSON
                         Who?!

                                     VOGLER
                         Did you really think that they were 
                         gonna let you tell a secret like this?
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         Brian! What are you talking about?
 
                         
                                     VOGLER
                         They call themselves the Trust. (Alec 
                         looks at Sam. Vogler sinks down onto 
                         a sofa, tearful.) Look, all I know is, 
                         theyíre very powerful, and they think 
                         that Washington abdicated its duty to 
                         protect the planet, maybe even caused 
                         the problem in the first place. They 
                         see it as their responsibility to step 
                         in.
 
                                     COLSON
                         We can fix this.

                                     VOGLER
                         Itís too late - itís done. It canít 
                         be undone.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Brian, weíll both go to jail.

                                     VOGLER
                         Yeah, but my family will be safe.

                                     COLSON
                         What about the rest of the people that 
                         work for this company? What about their 
                         families?
 
                                     VOGLER
                         Why werenít you thinking about them 
                         three days ago?
 
                                     CARTER
                         How did they know? How did the people 
                         who threatened you know that youíd cooked 
                         the books? How did they know that there 
                         would be enough to indict both you and 
                         Alec?
 
               (Vogler looks at her, crying. Colson finally realises what Sam 
               is implying.)
 
                                     COLSON
                         They got to you six months ago.

                                     VOGLER
                         Alec, they knew what you had. Donít 
                         ask me how. They had to make sure they 
                         could stop you. Youíre wrong, Alec - 
                         true or not, this shouldnít come out. 
                         Worldís not ready.
 
                                     COLSON
                         There must be something we can do.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         You signed false financial statements.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         No, I mean about the people who tried 
                         to kill us.
 
                                     CARTER
                         All I know is that they operate above 
                         the law and that theyíve threatened 
                         peopleís lives before.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Then we have to bring them down.

                                     CARTER
                         Weíve tried, believe me.

                                     COLSON
                         Well, we have to try again. (He looks 
                         down at Vogler, who is a picture of 
                         despair.)
 
               
               SGC. Jack and SG-1 get out of an elevator.

                                     CARTER
                         So Colsonís convinced Vogler to arrange 
                         a meeting with his contact and wear 
                         a wire. Hopefully weíll get enough to 
                         connect them to the rogue NID and then 
                         flip them for someone bigger. Weíre 
                         co-ordinating with Agent Barrett.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         At the very least it may restore Colsonís 
                         public image.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Well, yeah, especially if it turns out 
                         that someone in direct corporate competition 
                         with Colson Industries was pulling the 
                         strings. (They go into Jackís office 
                         and sit down. Tealíc perches on the 
                         desk at the back of the room.) Unfortunately, 
                         without further evidence, Brian Voglerís 
                         word alone isnít gonna be enough to 
                         undo all the damage already done to 
                         the company.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         What of Brian Voglerís safety?

                                     CARTER
                         Heís under close surveillance. His familyís 
                         been taken into protective custody.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Well - I guess the secret is safe ... 
                         again.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         For now.

               (Jack shrugs. His phone rings and he answers it.)

                                     OíNEILL
                         OíNeill.

                                     CARTER
                         You know, I wouldnít count Colson out 
                         just yet. He still feels really strongly 
                         that the world should know the truth.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Alright. Thank you. (He hangs up.) Surveillance 
                         just found Brian Vogler dead in his 
                         bathroom.
 
                                     CARTER
                         What? How?

                                     OíNEILL
                         He hanged himself.

               
               COLSON INDUSTRIES. Sam walks into Colsonís office. He is sitting 
               on the sofa holding a pistol in his lap.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Alec. (She sees what heís holding and 
                         walks cautiously forward and sits down 
                         next to him.) Iím so sorry about Brian.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         I killed him. (He lifts the pistol.) 
                         Might as well have put the gun against 
                         his head and pulled the trigger myself.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         You couldnít have known.

                                     COLSON
                         You saw how scared he was. I know what 
                         his family meant to him. He was never 
                         going to do anything to put them in 
                         any danger.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Alec ...

                                     COLSON
                         He was my best friend.

                                     CARTER
                         He betrayed you.

                                     COLSON
                         No! I betrayed him. (He emphasises the 
                         last word with the pistol. Sam flinches 
                         back.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Why donít you put the gun down?

               (Colson looks at the pistol and sighs, then looks at Sam.)

                                     COLSON
                         My lifeís over, Sam. Everything I worked 
                         for, everything I believed in, held 
                         to be true ...
 
                                     CARTER
                         ... still exists. Apparently Congress 
                         is looking into providing relief. The 
                         companies, the employees, will survive.
 
                         
                                     COLSON
                         While I go to jail for something I didnít 
                         do?!
 
                                     CARTER
                         Back on the Alpha site you said, no 
                         matter what, you would rather make whatever 
                         time you had left meaningful. Iím here 
                         to give you that chance.
 
                                     COLSON
                         How? By making all the indictments against 
                         me just ... disappear?
 
                                     CARTER
                         I was thinking more along the lines 
                         of making you disappear.
 
                                     COLSON
                         Problem with a guy like me - no place 
                         on Earth I can hide.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Whoís talking about Earth?

               (Colson looks at her.)

                                     COLSON
                         Oh, no. No, I couldnít let you do that.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Believe me, I wouldnít be here without 
                         the approval of my superiors. Now, the 
                         President wasnít responsible for what 
                         happened to you but heís also not sorry 
                         that you were publicly discredited. 
                         (Colson looks away, unsure.) Please, 
                         Alec, come with me. You can still make 
                         a difference. He who fights and runs 
                         away ...
 
               (Colson chuckles briefly, then looks down at the pistol. After 
               a moment, he puts the pistol down.)
 
                                     COLSON
                         ... lives to fight another day. (Sam 
                         nods. He chuckles again.) And no-one 
                         will ever know.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Welcome to my world.

               
               
               THE END

               

Covenant



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


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