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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 511

                                  "DESPERATE MEASURES"

                                           By

                             Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie




               A military truck drives along a road. It comes across other trucks 
               blocking the road with other military looking people standing 
               outside smoking. The driver of the first (MG1) truck leans out 
               of the window and asks them something. As they ignore him, he 
               gets out and I assume asks them to clear the road. The guy outside 
               (MG2) gets his clipboard and I assume tells him no. He hands 
               MG1 the clipboard and the second person from the first truck 
               gets out (MG3) and walks up. He is offered a cigarette. MG1 walks 
               back to the truck and MG2 nods to the other man (MG4). MG1 and 
               MG2 are shot. More military men come out from the undergrowth 
               and shoot the remaining men in the back of the first truck. MG2 
               gets in the back of the truck and approaches the last man in 
               there. He lifts his cap off and we see it is a jaffa.
 
               
               FITNESS CLUB

               
               Sam walks out of a fitness club around to the car park. We also 
               see a homeless guy poking around in the trash. Sam walks to her 
               car (same one as in Ascension) and opens the boot/trunk to put 
               her bag in.Suddenly a white van appears and men dressed in black 
               jump out. Sam turns and lashes out but they overpower her and 
               bundle her into the van.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Nooo!!

               
               The van speeds off and we focus on the homeless guy.

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         Ninjas.

               
                                     TITLES
                         
               
               CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, BRIEFING ROOM.

               
               Jack and Teal'c are waiting and Hammond walks in.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The forensic team found nothing in her 
                         house. According to one of the neighbours, 
                         Major Carter got into her car and left 
                         around 8.30 Saturday morning.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's over 48 hours.

               
               Daniel walks in.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The police found Sam's car in a parking 
                         lot outside a fitness club twelve blocks 
                         from her house.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Anything else?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No witnesses.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We have no jurisdiction outside this 
                         facility, Colonel.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I know. We can still look, can't we?
 
                         
               
               HOSPITAL

               
               Sam is lying strapped to a bed in hospital scrubs. She wakes 
               up and tries to move. A doctor comes in.
 
               
                                     DR1
                         Good Morning Major.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What's going on? Where am I?

               
                                     DR2
                         In a hospital.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What happened?

               
                                     DR1
                         We just need to run a few tests.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What tests? Why am I restrained?

               
               They inject something into her IV line.

               
                                     CARTER
                         No! Stop! No!

               
               BEHIND THE FITNESS CLUB.

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         His feet, I said. Look at his feet. 
                         With feet like that he's huge. Would 
                         you trust a man with feet that big?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hi there.

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         Go away. This is my stuff.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I just wanna ask you a couple of questions.
 
                         
               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         You got a dollar?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Here's two.

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         Thanks.

               
               He moves away.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Were you around here Saturday?

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         Why should I tell you?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I gave you two dollars?

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         I thought you were just being generous?
 
                         
               
                                     O`NEILL
                         How generous do I have to get?

               
               Jack hands over a wad of notes.

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         You a cop?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Air Force. Colonel Jack O'Neill.

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         Oh I was in `Nam.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah? What company?

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         Vacation. Long time ago.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Um, a friend of mine disappeared from 
                         around here on Saturday morning. Woman, 
                         about 5'9ish, blonde.
 
               
                                     HOMELESS
                         You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why not?

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         Well I'm just a crazy old guy with a 
                         shopping cart full of cans.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm just a cynical Air Force guy with 
                         a closet full of National Geographics.
 
                         
               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         Can I have `em?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What do you know?

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         She was feisty, put up a fight.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         With whom?

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         Ninjas. Three, maybe four. Happened 
                         fast, they pulled up in a white van, 
                         grabbed her. I've been telling the police 
                         about ninjas for years.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Right. Okay. Thanks.

               
                                     HOMELESS GUY
                         You're gonna bring me those magazines, 
                         right?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You bet.

               
               Jack walks off.

               
               DANIEL'S OFICE

               
               Jack and Daniel are there, on the internet at a page called Movie 
               Orbit- Everything for the B movie fanatic.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So, you think Maybourne's a fan of Godzilla 
                         movies?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         He strikes me more of a Mothra guy.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Don't get it.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The NID agents use these sites to post 
                         coded messages. If I know Maybourne, 
                         he's keeping tabs on his old buddies.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay. What kind of message do you want 
                         to send?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Make it, "Hutch, we need to talk". Sign 
                         it Starsky. He'll understand.
 
               
               HOSPITAL

               
               Sam is on a gurney being rushed down a corridor by DR1.

               
               DR2 We got the first blood tests back. You're gonna want to see 
               this. We found an unusual protein marker as well as traces of 
               a unidentified heavy metal.
 
               
                                     DR1
                         What do you mean unidentified?

               
                                     DR2
                         Nothing I've ever seen before.

               
                                     DR1
                         Then you'd better double check these 
                         results with the lab in Phoenix.
 
               
               Sam suddenly rolls off the gurney and into a tray.

               
                                     DR1
                         She's strong. I gave her enough chloral 
                         hydrate to put down a man twice her 
                         size.
 
               
               We see Sam is picking up a scalpel from the tray she has knocked 
               over.
 
               
                                     DR2
                         All right Major.

               
               They pick her up and drag her off.

               
               BEHIND THE FITNESS CLUB.

               
               Jack drives up. He picks up a box containing his National Geographics 
               and looks for the homeless guy. Not seeing him he puts them down.
 
               
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Hi Jack. Don't turn around.

               
               Jack turns around.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Harry. How've you been? You never write, 
                         you don't call.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I've got a gun.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So do I.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I'm just trying to protect you. I'm 
                         a wanted criminal. It's your duty to 
                         arrest and all.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Always thinking of the other guy. How 
                         d'you find me?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Played a lot of hide and seek as a kid. 
                         Funny, I could always find anyone, anywhere 
                         but they could never find me.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Because they didn't want to.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         What do you need, Jack?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter's missing.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Really?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Bunch of guys in a van took her out 
                         of this lot about four days ago. Figured 
                         it might be some of your old friends.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Not the word I'd use for `em.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What do you know?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Sorry.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You didn't come back into this country 
                         and risk execution just to see me.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         God knows I could think of a hundred 
                         reasons why the NID might want Major 
                         Carter, but I swear to you I don't know 
                         where she is or why she was taken. Why 
                         don't you ask the NID?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Gee thanks. Hadn't thought of that.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Try User 4574.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What does that mean?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Wish I could stay and chat.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Harry? We're talking about Carter here.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I know. I'm sorry Jack. I really am. 
                         You know how this game is played and 
                         the kind of people that play it. You 
                         gotta prepare yourself for the possibility 
                         that she might not be coming back.
 
                         
               
               Maybourne walks off.

               
               HAMMOND'S OFFICE

               
               Hammond is on the phone to Jack. Daniel is reading a file.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That's all he said. User 4574. I think 
                         we know who that is Colonel.
 
               
               THE PENTAGON

               
               Simmons' Office

               
               Delores, the secretary walks in.

               
                                     DELORES
                         Colonel O'Neill is still waiting, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         I know.

               
                                     DELORES
                         Look, I'm sorry to bother you again, 
                         it's just he's getting a little....
 
                         
               
               Jack has walked in behind her.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Pissed is the word. It happens when 
                         you keep someone waiting two hours.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Well welcome to the Pentagon, Colonel. 
                         Thank you Delores.
 
               
               Delores leaves.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         You have to forgive me, I have a lot 
                         on my plate at the moment.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, it's just someone's life at stake 
                         here. Sorry to take you away from your 
                         turkey sandwich.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         It's a ham and cheese actually. And 
                         I'm the one whose sorry because you 
                         obviously wasted a trip to Washington.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I don't think so.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         You know, I was just recently reading 
                         about Major Carter's disappearance. 
                         I couldn't help but wonder if glowing 
                         aliens had something to do with it?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Look Simmons. I don't expect you to 
                         just tell me what's going on but I guarantee 
                         you this trip will not be a waste. If 
                         I have to, I'll spend the rest of my 
                         life in this building getting to the 
                         bottom of all this and how it ties to 
                         you.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Why are you so convinced I have something 
                         to do with this?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         A reliable source told me.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         I think I know who you're referring 
                         to Colonel and are you telling me you're 
                         trusting a convicted traitor?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         More than you at the moment.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Look, your opinion of me and this organisation 
                         has been tainted by the actions of the 
                         very man you're talking about.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I doubt very much he was acting alone.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         The NID is a legitimate organisation 
                         financed by this Government which has 
                         been duly elected by the people of this 
                         country.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Damn, that has a familiar ring to it.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Our mandate is clear, Colonel.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm a simple man. Explain it to me.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         We provide vital civilian oversight 
                         of top secret military operations.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah. And who watches over you?

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         We're not unaccountable, Colonel. And 
                         I admit there have been some minor indescretions 
                         in the past, perpretrated by a few renegade 
                         individuals but they have been exposed 
                         and they wil be brought to justice with 
                         or without your help.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Maybourne is pointing the finger at 
                         you.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Yeah, well has it ever occurred to you 
                         that maybe Maybourne is trying to mask 
                         his own involvement.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'd need some convincing.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Well we recently traced a deposit made 
                         into one of Maybourne's offshore bank 
                         accounts. The transfer took place from 
                         a numbered company on the Caymen Islands.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Three million dollars?

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Yeah. Makes you kind of wonder what 
                         he did to earn that kind of money. Doesn't 
                         it?
 
               
               HOSPITAL

               
               Sam is still tied to a gurney but is awake. She looks up at the 
               security camera and covertly starts to cut the restraints with 
               the scalpel she stole.
 
               
               BRIEFING ROOM

               
               Hammond, Jack, Teal'c and Daniel are there. Hammond is at the 
               head of the table, Daniel and Teal'c are on one side and Jack 
               sits on the other side.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The holding company that paid Maybourne 
                         is a subsiduary of a multi national 
                         corporation called Zedatron Industries.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That sounds familiar.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's run by a man named Adrian Conrad. 
                         He made a couple of hundred million 
                         in something called fibre optic host 
                         channel adaptors and then had the good 
                         sense to diversify before the tech market 
                         bottomed out. Now he's in everything 
                         from shipyards to sportsware factories.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What is his connection to Maybourne?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, isn't it pretty common for ex-spies 
                         to sell information to the private sector?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We know he's had access to extensive 
                         files on the SGC including every member 
                         of SG-1.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The interesting thing is Adrian Conrad 
                         hasn't been seen in public in six months. 
                         His last appearance was a live video 
                         feed from their head office in Seattle 
                         to a Zedatron stockholders meeting.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Really not much to go on.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The only other thing I can tell you 
                         is who authorised the payment. Her name 
                         is Diana Mendez. She was Conrad's assistant 
                         and the last person known to have seen 
                         him.
 
               
               MENDEZ' OFFICE

               
               Mendez is sat at a computer.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Working late?

               
                                     MENDEZ
                         How did you get in here?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Well the ability to sneak around was 
                         an important pre requisite of my former 
                         occupation.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         What do you want?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         To know about the disappearance of an 
                         Air Force Major.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         I have no idea what you're talking about.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Then maybe I should talk to your boss?
 
                         
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         He's unavailable.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You know, the other pre requisite of 
                         my former occupation was the absence 
                         of moral conscience. Really gives you 
                         the freedom to do whatever you have 
                         to do.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         Threatening me doesn't change what I 
                         know.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         This Major disappeared right after we 
                         closed our deal. I have very good reasons 
                         to believe it wasn't a coincidence.
 
                         
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         I'm sure Adrian wouldn't be involved 
                         in anything like that.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Did he tell you what you were buying 
                         for him?
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         Something valued at ten million dollars 
                         by a renegade faction of Russian military 
                         intelligence, less your cut of course. 
                         I don't know what it was exactly.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I'm surprised. I thought you two had 
                         a very close working relationship.
 
                         
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         I do my job and I don't ask questions.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         What if I told you it was enough uranium 
                         to fuel a terrorist nuke? How far would 
                         your loyalty go then?
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         You're lying.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Maybe.

               
                                     MENDEZ
                         You made your deposit and you got paid. 
                         As far as I'm concerned, our association 
                         is finished.
 
               
               Maybourne smiles and leaves.

               
               UNDERGROUND PARKING LOT.

               
               Maybourne walks up to his car and we see Jack approach in the 
               reflection and he grabs him.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Harry.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Jesus, Jack. You're stealing my routine.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Consider it an homage.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         What's up Jack? I thought we trusted 
                         each other?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You lied to me. Get in.

               
               HOSPITAL

               
               Sam is still trying to cut through the restraints when the door 
               opens.
 
               
                                     DR1
                         Hello again, Major Carter. If you don't 
                         mind I'd like to ask you a few questions. 
                         I don't know if I mentioned what a thrill 
                         this is for me.
 
               
               Sam looks at him and the smile is wiped from his face.

               
                                     DR1
                         I mean, I wish we didn't have to do 
                         it under these conditions, given the 
                         circumstances. You're a very unique 
                         individual, you may well hold the key 
                         to the future of medical science.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         You made a big mistake.

               
                                     DR1
                         We know what happened to you. We know 
                         that you were the host of an alien symbiote.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm a physicist. I study deep space 
                         radar telemetry.
 
               
                                     DR1
                         Please Major. Don't waste my time with 
                         that ridiculous cover story. Tell me 
                         what you can about the symbiote.
 
               
               LAB IN THE HOSPITAL

               
               Dr2 and Mendez are watching on the security camera.

               
                                     DR2
                         She's never gonna talk.

               
                                     MENDEZ
                         What about the tests?

               
                                     DR2
                         We have a couple of leads but nothing 
                         definite yet.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         We're running out of time.

               
                                     DR2
                         I know. We may have to move the implantation 
                         ahead of schedule.
 
               
               We then see the Goa'uld swimming in a fish tank.

               
               MAYBOURNE'S CAR

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Technically I didn't lie. I said I didn't 
                         know where Carter was or why she was 
                         taken.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What was the three million dollars for?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I acquired a piece of merchandise from 
                         the Russians and sold it to Zedatron.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         A symbiote.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         On their second mission, back when their 
                         Gate was active, the Russians ran into 
                         a group of Jaffa.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I read that report.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         What the report didn't say was the Russians 
                         managed to take one of the Jaffa alive. 
                         They've held him in custody ever since.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Man, you gotta love those guys.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         The Russians or the Jaffa?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Both actually.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Apparently the symbiote was reaching 
                         maturity, I don't know what the Russians 
                         had planned. I assumed Zedatron wanted 
                         it for their biotech division.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So why kidnap Carter?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Carter once had a symbiote inside her.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How'd they know that?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I don't know. I also don't know how 
                         they found out about me and my connections. 
                         But when people offer you three million 
                         dollars, you don't ask too many questions.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why not?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Believe me Jack, I never thought it 
                         was going to come to this.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What did you think was gonna happen?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Well, in the right hands a symbiote 
                         could lead to all kinds of medical breakthroughs.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What, you're a humanitarian now?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Gonna turn me in?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Actually that overwhelming desire to 
                         shoot you has come back.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         But you still need me, Jack.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Because I know the name of the doctor 
                         who took delivery of the symbiote.
 
                         
               
               DOCTOR NEIL BROOKE'S OFFICE

               
               Jack and Maybourne break in. Maybourne goes to the computer and 
               switches it on.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You know, we make a pretty good team, 
                         Jack.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Shut up.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I'm just saying, if you ever get tired 
                         of the SGC, we could make more money 
                         than you ever dreamed of.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey, G Gordon. Don't give me another 
                         reason to shoot you all right.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I'm in. Adrian Conrad's medical file.
 
                         
               
               Maybourne prints out a copy.

               
               BRIEFING ROOM

               
                                     FRAISER
                         It would appear Adrian Conrad is in 
                         the late stages of an extremely rare 
                         disorder known as Burchadts Syndrome. 
                         It's a condition that affects the immune 
                         system leaving the body vulnerable to 
                         a host of diseases. And there's no known 
                         cure.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Except the healing powers of a Goa'uld 
                         symbiote.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The only way that would work would be 
                         through implantation.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         They may be studying the symbiote, trying 
                         to isolate and artificially reproduce 
                         its healing properties.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Major Carter's experience with Jolinar 
                         would make her a valuable source of 
                         information.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What are their chances of success?
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Well, obviously we've been researching 
                         this for some time, sir. Even with unlimited 
                         resources, I would be greatly surprised 
                         if they came up with the answers quickly. 
                         And if they're trying to save this man's 
                         life, they're running out of time.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How do we find him?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Given his condition, he would require 
                         constant medical supervision. He must 
                         be in some kind of a hospital or well-equipped 
                         facility.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Saint something. When I was checking 
                         out the holdings of that numbered company... 
                         St Christina's. It's a hospital in the 
                         suburbs of Seattle that's been shut 
                         down for a couple of years.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'll contact the local authorities. 
                         You and Teal'c can meet Colonel O'Neill 
                         there. A jet will be prepped and ready 
                         to go by the time you reach the airport.
 
                         
               
               ST CHRISTINA'S HOSPITAL.

               
               Sam is still on the gurney. Dr2 is watching on a camera and he 
               sees she has escaped.
 
               
                                     DR2
                         (on radio) Security. Major Carter's 
                         missing. She can't have gotten far.
 
                         
               
               CORRIDORS

               
               Sam is running down a corridor. She starts to go up some stairs 
               and then comes down. A security guy with a gun comes down and 
               Sam elbows him in the face. She then kicks him in the face and 
               takes his gun. She runs to an exit sign and tries to open a door. 
               A man in a wheelchair appears behind her.
 
               
                                     CONRAD
                         The exits are sealed.

               
               Sam pulls her gun on him.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Who are you? What the hell am I doing 
                         here?
 
               
                                     CONRAD
                         My name is Adrian Conrad. You're here 
                         because of me.
 
               
               More security guys turn up behind Conrad.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Back off or I shoot him.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         Go ahead. If I let you go, I'm dead 
                         anyway. Please Major Carter, if you 
                         put the gun down, there's a very good 
                         chance we can both live.
 
               
               Sam lowers her weapon.

               
               ROOM IN THE HOSPITAL

               
               Sam is marched in and handcuffed to the bed. Conrad comes in 
               with the two doctors.
 
               
                                     CONRAD
                         I'm sorry about this, Major. But I've 
                         run out of options.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What now?

               
                                     CONRAD
                         My immune system has been destroyed, 
                         the damage is irreversible.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't care what's wrong with you, 
                         nothing gives you the right...
 
               
                                     CONRAD
                         The human race has progressed to where 
                         we are today because of men who broke 
                         the rules and risked everything. Most 
                         often because they had no choice. The 
                         only thing that can save me is an alien 
                         symbiote. You call them Goa'uld's.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         How do you know about that?

               
                                     CONRAD
                         We know about the Stargate. Everything.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, then you must also know a symbiote 
                         would leave you a prisoner inside your 
                         own body.
 
               
                                     DR2
                         That's why we're working on a way to 
                         have it removed.
 
               
                                     DR1
                         And you're the key to that.

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's beyond our current medical science.
 
                         
               
                                     DR2
                         You survived your encounter with the 
                         alien Jolinar.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         That was different. The symbiote made 
                         a conscious choice.
 
               
                                     DR2
                         Maybe so, but the process you went through 
                         could provide us with the answers we're 
                         looking for.
 
               
                                     DR1
                         You can't deny, being able to extract 
                         a symbiote from a human host would be 
                         a monumental breakthrough.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         A lot of very smart people have being 
                         working towards that end already.
 
                         
               
                                     CONRAD
                         Maybe they aren't quite desperate enough.
 
                         
               
               Conrad starts coughing.

               
                                     DR2
                         Mr Conrad?

               
               The two doctors start to wheel him out.

               
               LAB IN THE HOSPITAL

               
               Conrad is on a gurney with an oxygen mask on.

               
                                     DR2
                         Pulse is weak. Blood pressure's dropping.
 
                         
               
                                     DR1
                         We're running out of time. We're gonna 
                         have to proceed with the implantation.
 
                         
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         You can't. If we put that thing inside 
                         him, we may never get it out.
 
               
                                     DR1
                         We'll find a way.

               
                                     MENDEZ
                         Even if you do, you don't know if the 
                         healing process will have a lasting 
                         effect.
 
               
                                     DR2
                         We're reasonably sure once the symbiote 
                         cures the disease..
 
               
                                     CONRAD
                         Diana? Diana?

               
               She walks over.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         It's okay.

               
                                     MENDEZ
                         You can't do this. Please.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         It's my only chance.

               
                                     DR2
                         We're going to have to restrain him.
 
                         
               
               The doctor ties him down and we see the Goa'uld swimming in the 
               tank again.
 
               
               OUTSIDE ST CHRISTINA'S

               
               A SWAT team is there.

               
               Jack is putting a bullet proof vest on and Daniel, Teal'c and 
               Maybourne are there.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Cover the exits and wait for my signal 
                         and somebody watch that guy. (Points 
                         at Maybourne)
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Oh come on Jack, this is my fault, let 
                         me help try and fix it.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Fine, grab a vest. You're with me.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Can I have my gun back?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (To SWAT guy) Go. (To Maybourne) No. 
                         Daniel, Teal'c, take the front entrance.
 
                         
               
               LAB

               
               Conrad is shaking. As he stops, his eyes open and we see he is 
               a Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     DR2
                         He stabilising, vitals returning to 
                         normal.
 
               
                                     CONRAD
                         Diana? (In normal voice)

               
                                     MENDEZ
                         How do you feel?

               
                                     CONRAD
                         The pain is.. is gone.

               
                                     DR1
                         We're gonna need to run a full set of 
                         tests.
 
               
               The two docs leave.

               
                                     MENDEZ
                         How long?

               
                                     DR1
                         For what?

               
               She walks over to them.

               
                                     MENDEZ
                         You said you'd find a way to get it 
                         out of him. How long are you planning 
                         to leave him this way?
 
               
                                     DR1
                         We don't even know what kind of effects 
                         it having....
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         I don't give a damn. Get that thing 
                         out of him!
 
               
                                     DR2
                         We have a bit of a problem in that area.
 
                         
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         What are you talking about?

               
                                     DR1
                         Major Carter's test results clearly 
                         indicate that she holds the key to a 
                         safe extraction process.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         That's good.

               
                                     DR2
                         Unfortunately we know just enough to 
                         know the answer are there... we just can't 
                         get them.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         Why not?

               
                                     DR1
                         Because Adrian didn't approve the method 
                         that's ultimately necessary.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         What does that mean?

               
                                     DR2
                         It would require direct examination 
                         of her brain tissue.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         Do whatever it takes.

               
               They leave.

               
               FRONT DESK AT ST CHRISTINA'S.

               
               Daniel comes in holding his arm.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Arrgh.

               
                                     MAN
                         Can I help you?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, I need to see a Doctor. I think 
                         I just electrocuted myself.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         You're going to have to go somewhere 
                         else.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I have insurance.

               
               The man comes out of the office.

               
                                     MAN
                         This hospital is closed.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I said I think I've electrocuted myself, 
                         do you have any idea what that feels 
                         like?
 
               
                                     MAN
                         No.

               
               Daniel gets out his zat and shoots both security men.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Something like that.

               
               Daniel and Teal'c move into the hospital.

               
               SOMEWHERE IN THE HOSPITAL

               
               Jack and Maybourne walk along a corridor. A door opens and Jack 
               ducks into a room leaving Maybourne standing there.
 
               
                                     MAN2
                         Freeze! Who are you? What are you doing 
                         here?
 
               
               Jack comes out of a door behind him and knocks him out. Maybourne 
               reaches to pick up his gun.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ahh. Ahh.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You want me to watch your back or not?
 
                         
               
               Maybourne moves forward and Jack follows.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey.

               
               LAB

               
               Mendez is sitting by Conrad's bed.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         I know this has been hard on you Diana, 
                         I'm sorry.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         I just want you to get better.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         I am better. I can feel it. If you just 
                         let me out of these restraints, I could 
                         show you.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         I can't do that.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         I've been cooped up in hospitals for 
                         the last six months. All I want to do 
                         is go outside and breathe some fresh 
                         air.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         But you have that thing inside you.
 
                         
               
                                     CONRAD
                         It's not controlling me. I'm controlling 
                         it. Can't you tell? Please, they don't 
                         have to kill Major Carter, I'm fine. 
                         Everything's gonna be okay.
 
               
                                     MENDEZ
                         I wish I could believe you.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         Look at me. You know me better than 
                         anyone in the whole world. I did this 
                         for you. So we could be together. Just 
                         let one hand go so I can touch your 
                         face.
 
               
               They hold hands.

               
               CARTER'S ROOM

               
               The two doctors enter. Dr2 is pushing a cart with medical instruments 
               on it.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What's happening? What are you doing?
 
                         
               
               Dr2 gets ready to inject Sam with something.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You're gonna kill me.

               
                                     DR2
                         We could be saving millions of lives.
 
                         
               
               Suddenly Jack and Maybourne burst in.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hold it! Drop it! Drop it! Right now! 
                         Don't even fool around!
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Come over here.

               
               Maybourne gets them up against the wall.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (to Carter) You all right?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah. Very dramatic, thank you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You bet.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The keys for the cuffs are in his pocket.
 
                         
               
               Maybourne gets the keys and tosses them to Jack who unlocks Sam.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (Over radio) Daniel, we got Carter. 
                         She's okay.
 
               
               LAB

               
               Daniel is in the lab.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's good. I think we've got another 
                         problem.
 
               
               We see that Conrad is gone and Mendez is dead on the floor.
 
               
               
               CARTER'S ROOM

               
               Sam jumps off the gurney.

               
                                     CARTER
                         They put it in Adrian Conrad to cure 
                         him. They thought they could use me 
                         to find a way to remove it.
 
               
               Jack hands her a gun.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Good to go?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (To Maybourne) Um, why don't you stay 
                         here and watch these guys?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         That's fine.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You'll be here when I get back, right?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Oh yes Jack.

               
               VARIOUS CORRIDORS.

               
               Sam and Jack run down a corridor.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (over radio) Daniel, Teal'c? Take the 
                         upper levels.
 
               
               Sam and Jack reach a door leading to some stairs. Jack indicates 
               that Sam should take one way and he takes the stairs down.
 
               
               
               ROOM

               
               Daniel and Teal'c enter. They then come to some stairs, Teal'c 
               goes up, Daniel takes another route.
 
               
               CORRIDOR

               
               Sam comes to an empty room. There's an open door so she goes 
               towards it.
 
               
               STAIRS

               
               Jack has come to the bottom. He finds the basement.

               
               RECORDS ROOM

               
               Sam has also found a door that leads to the basement.

               
               BASEMENT

               
               Jack runs along the corridors and shines a flashlight.

               
               STAIRS

               
               Teal'c descends the stairs.

               
               CARTER'S ROOM

               
               Daniel opens the door and we see the two doctors are out cold 
               and handcuffed to the bed.
 
               
               BOILER ROOM

               
               Jack has reached the boiler room. He shines his light and after 
               he has moved past a door, Conrad drops from the ceiling. He heads 
               the opposite way to Jack but Jack turns and sees him.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Where you going?

               
                                     CONRAD
                         (In Goa'uld voice) Shoot me and you'll 
                         kill the host.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Don't make me.

               
               Suddenly Jack is shot from behind in the arm and back.

               
               A man appears behind him.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         You wanna live, you come with me.

               
               Conrad follows him.

               
               BASEMENT

               
               Sam is still searching for the Goa'uld. She comes across the 
               corridor where Jack is and goes to him. She secures the area 
               and checks for a pulse. She then grabs his radio.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         (over radio) Man down. Colonel O'Neill's 
                         been shot. This is Major Carter, I'm 
                         in the boiler room. Repeat Colonel O'Neill 
                         has been shot. We need an ambulance 
                         now.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oy.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, are you okay?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I've been shot, Carter.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I know. Your vest stopped one of the 
                         bullets.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I want sleeves on my vest.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You're gonna be fine. Help's on the 
                         way.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm not kidding. They should put sleeves 
                         on these things.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Did you see who shot you?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Hang in there, sir.

               
               INFIRMARY

               
               Jack is in a bed and Sam and Hammond stand next to it.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I can't believe the son of a bitch shot 
                         me!
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well we don't know for sure it was Maybourne.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We also don't know how Maybourne and 
                         Adrian Conrad got by the men surrounding 
                         the hospital. However the local authorities 
                         have admitted they may have dropped 
                         the ball.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         May? May have?!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The FBI and Interpol have been alerted, 
                         unfortunately we can't tell them everything.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         The bottom line is, there's a Goa'uld 
                         out there somewhere.
 
               
               ROOM

               
               Adrian Conrad is sat at a table and Simmons walks in.

               
                                     CONRAD
                         I expect better treatment than this. 
                         (in Goa'uld voice)
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Well right now, you have no choice. 
                         But once you start delivering on your 
                         end of our little bargain, I might be 
                         able to move you to better accommodations.
 
                         
               
                                     CONRAD
                         You cannot offer anything of equal value 
                         to the knowledge I possess.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         I'm not so sure about that.

               
               Simmons leaves and the door closes behind him.

               
               THE END

               

Desperate Measures



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


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