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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 405

                                  "DIVIDE AND CONQUER"

                                           By

                                 Tor Alexander Valenza




               VORASH, THE TOK'RA HEADQUARTERS PLANET
 
                         
               
               Exterior shot--a Stargate in a desolate landscape. Sandy, with 
               oddly- shaped obelisk-like rocks.
 
               
               Interior, Tok'ra tunnels. Tok'ra council chamber. O'Neill, Jackson, 
               Martouf, Anise/Freya, Major Graham and Captain Blasdale are sitting 
               around the table.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Tuesday doesn't work for the President.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         The High Council of the Tok'ra is making 
                         his first journey to Earth to sign an 
                         official treaty that outlines our new 
                         alliance in the fight against the Goa'uld. 
                         What could possibly be more important 
                         than that?
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Keeping that treaty a secret from the 
                         general population of our planet.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's a tricky proposition where we're 
                         from.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         The President means no disrespect, but 
                         he has to appear before Congress on 
                         Tuesday, and there's no way to make 
                         up an excuse to get out of that.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (sighing) Wednesday? How's Wednesday?
 
                         
               
                                     PER'SUS (OFF SCREEN)
                         Wednesday will be fine.

               
               Martouf stands when he hears Per'sus's voice. Two guards and 
               High Councilor Per'sus enter the chamber. Everyone else stands, 
               and Martouf walks toward Per'sus.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Colonel O'Neill, Doctor Jackson, Major 
                         Graham, Captain Blasdale...
 
               
               As Martouf introduces the Tau'ri to the High Councilor, we see 
               Graham with a tiny Goa'uld energy weapon, disguised as a ring, 
               in the palm of his hand. He pushes something and it opens up. 
               He turns his hand so no one else can see it. Then back to Martouf 
               bowing to Per'sus.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         ...may I present Supreme High Councilor 
                         Per'sus.
 
               
                                     PER'SUS
                         Please, forgive me for being late.
 
                         
               
               Daniel walks forward and bows to Per'sus.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         It's an honor to meet you.

               
               Behind Daniel, Major Graham aims the Goa'uld weapon at Per'sus.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         LOOK OUT!

               
               O'Neill ducks. Graham shoots a blast from the ring weapon. It 
               goes straight through a Tok'ra bodyguard and hits Per'sus in 
               the chest, knocking him down. Captain Blasdale tries to get the 
               weapon from Graham, and Graham blows a hole through the captain. 
               The second Tok'ra bodyguard tries to hit Graham with a zat gun, 
               and gets shot as well. Then, Graham turns toward Freya, who is 
               hiding behind the table. O'Neill sees this, jumps over the table 
               and knocks Freya to the floor. The blast barely misses them. 
               Daniel, crouching against a wall, looks flabbergasted. Graham's 
               eyes are wide as he points the weapon at O'Neill.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Graham!

               
               Graham is shaking with the effort of trying to overcome the compulsion 
               on him, but his left hand reaches for the weapon.
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         (Crying) Stop . . . stop . . . stop 
                         me!
 
               
               Graham presses something on the ring, and a yellow light envelops 
               his body. O'Neill, Martouf, and Daniel hide their heads in their 
               hands as there's an explosion and bits of the cave walls shower 
               over them. Martouf and Daniel raise their heads with unbelieving 
               looks on their faces. O'Neill comes out from under the table, 
               also looking stunned.
 
               
               OPENING CREDITS

               
                                     SCENE
                         VORASH COUNCIL CHAMBER

               
               O'Neill and Daniel watch as Tok'ra take the bloody dead bodies 
               away on a stretcher. Martouf walks in.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Fortunately, High Councilor Per'sus 
                         is going to recover.
 
               
               Carter walks in.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What happened?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'd like to know that.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well, the High Councilor came in, Martouf 
                         introduced us, and Graham went nuts.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         And he pulled a weapon?

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         It seemed to be of Goa'uld origin.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Look, Martouf--

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Obviously, I do not believe you were 
                         complicit with Major Graham's actions.
 
                         
               
               O'Neill nods.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well we weren't, but just out of curiosity, 
                         how can you be sure we weren't?
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         (Thinks a second) I cannot.

               
               Freya walks up to them.

               
                                     FREYA
                         I can. Major Graham was a zatarc.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (Raises eyebrows) A what?

               
                                     FREYA
                         The victim of Goa'uld mind-control technology.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         (also raises eyebrows): A what?

               
                                     FREYA
                         I believe a mission is programmed into 
                         the victim's subconsious. That programming 
                         is covered with a false memory.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You knew this threat was out there?
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Freya has presented her theory to the 
                         High Council, but it is only conjecture. 
                         The existence of this technology is 
                         thus far unconfirmed.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Now, you see, this is just the kind 
                         of irresponsible, uncooperative--
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         (cutting him off): I agree, Colonel. 
                         Unfortunately, the High Council did 
                         not. Despite the fact that I documented 
                         three incidents within the last two 
                         months. Otherwise healthy Tok'ra operatives 
                         suffered sudden extreme behavioral episodes, 
                         each ending in suicide.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And no red flags went up for anyone?
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         A weapon like this has not been used 
                         before.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         So the person in question doesn't know 
                         what's gonna happen?
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         No, they are apparently unaware their 
                         minds had been tampered with. The instruction 
                         seems to be triggered by a visual or 
                         auditory signal.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Obviously, the High Councilor was the 
                         target.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Apparently, when Major Graham was introduced 
                         to Per'sus, the programming took over. 
                         He would have been unable to control 
                         his actions after that.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         But this is theoretical.

               
                                     FREYA
                         It is difficult to prove because of 
                         the lack of evidence. I believe the 
                         violent self-destructive behavior is 
                         an integral part of the programming 
                         meant to ensure that result.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         How exactly does one get turned into 
                         a-a zatarc?
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         The programming only seems to require 
                         moments of access with the victims.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right, had we known any of this 
                         we might have been able to take a few 
                         more precautions.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         We could not have taken any more precautions 
                         than we did, Colonel.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         But we could have more of these pre-programmed 
                         time bombs out there waiting to go off.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         It is likely that if the Goa'uld knew 
                         Major Graham was going to be here to 
                         meet the High Councilor...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         ...then they know about the treaty summit.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Their goal was undoubtedly to sabotage 
                         our alliance.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Then the President could also be a target.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         It is the High Councilor's wish to continue 
                         with the treaty summit.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh, I don't think so.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         In 2000 years, the Tok'ra have never 
                         bowed to Goa'uld terrorism. We will 
                         not start now.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Either way, it is true that any of your 
                         personnel who may have encountered the 
                         Goa'uld in the last two months may have 
                         fallen victim.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         The problem is, zatarc programming is 
                         virtually impossible to detect.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         That is not true.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Your method is unproven.

               
                                     FREYA
                         It worked on one previous occasion.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Even that is in question.

               
                                     FREYA
                         It is all we have right now.

               
               O'Neill watches this back-and-forth argument with growing frustration.
 
               
               
               
                                     SCENE
                         WORMHOLE

               
               Martouf and Freya walk through into the SGC embarkation room 
               carrying the zatarc detector. General Hammond and SG-1 are waiting 
               at the bottom of the ramp.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (to O'Neill) Colonel. (Turning to the 
                         Tok'ra) Martouf, Anise, on behalf of 
                         the SGC, I want to offer my sincerest 
                         apologies and condolences for the lives 
                         of the lost Tok'ra.
 
               
               The Tok'ra bow their heads.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         High Councilor Per'sus also send regrets 
                         for the men of the SGC that were lost. 
                         We consider Major Graham as much a victim 
                         as anyone.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         All outstanding SG teams are being recalled 
                         for screening and placed on a 24-hour 
                         watch.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         I would like to begin with the remaining 
                         members of Major Graham's team. There 
                         was obviously opportunity to program 
                         him on a recent mission.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Pointing) This way. Major Carter?
 
                         
               
               Carter nods and follows them, as does Daniel. O'Neill and Teal'c 
               watch them go. O'Neill shakes his head.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         They're at it again.

               
                                     SCENE
                         CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN EXTERIOR

               
               SGC Interior--General Hammond and Dr. Fraiser are walking down 
               a corridor.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         (to Hammond) I completed my autopsy 
                         on Major Graham. There was an unidentifiable 
                         residue from the explosion, but no indication 
                         he was under any kind of chemical influence. 
                         To be honest, sir, if the Goa'uld were 
                         trying to cover up their work, they 
                         did a good job.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What about the infomation about the 
                         zatarcs provided by the Tok'ra?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Pretty limited to speculation, sir. 
                         I did a full examination of Major Graham 
                         before he went to Vorash, and he seemed 
                         to be in perfect health. His bloodwork 
                         was clean, last psych evaluation was 
                         normal. If his brain was altered in 
                         any way, It was done by a technology 
                         far beyond my understanding.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Will this zatarc detector actually work?
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         It's alien technology. I have no way 
                         of knowing.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Then we're completely in the hands of 
                         the Tok'ra on this one.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Colonel must be happy about that.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm not thrilled about it myself, doctor.
 
                         
               
               Hammond heads up the stairs, while Fraiser continues on down 
               the corridor.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         ISOLATION ROOM

               
               Freya has set up the zatarc detector, a large blue-and-gray alien- 
               looking machine. Lieutenant Astor walks in, accompanied by an 
               SF. Behind Freya, SG-1 and Martouf can be seen in through the 
               glass of the observation room.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Hello, Lieutenant . . . Astor. Please 
                         have a seat.
 
               
               Freya and the SF strap Astor to the chair in front of the zatarc 
               detector. A strap is placed over Astor's forehead, and Freya 
               attaches a memory device to Astor's right temple. Astor looks 
               uncomfortable.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Try to stay calm. Direct your vision 
                         here.
 
               
               At the top of the zatarc detector is a lens with a red light, 
               which Freya indicates. As Astor looks that direction, a light 
               rather like a laser pointer flashes into Astor's right eye. It 
               scans around her eye, then disappears. Astor blinks.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         I will ask you some questions to lead 
                         your thoughts. Please answer as completely 
                         and truthfully as possible.
 
               
               Freya adjusts a dial on the machine, then presses an indicator. 
               A display appears, with a rotating blue circle in the center, 
               and wha look like audio waves below.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Describe for me your recent mission 
                         to P6Y-325.
 
               
                                     ASTOR
                         Well it . . . it seemed to be a routine 
                         meet-and-greet. At least at first. The 
                         Losarians were a fairly primitive people.
 
                         
               
               Freya is watching the blue circle rotate as Astor talks. Astor 
               goes on talking in the background as the camera moves to SG-1 
               and Martouf, watching from the observation room.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So it's a lie detector.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         It's even more. It can detect whether 
                         a person is being truthful even if they 
                         are not aware they are lying.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         So it reads the subconscious?

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         And compares it to the conscious memory. 
                         It was originally created to verify 
                         information retrieved from the torture 
                         of captured Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         That thing on her forehead looks like 
                         a Tok'ra memory recall device.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Yes, a modified version. It is able 
                         to decipher whether the memory being 
                         recalled by the subject is true or false.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         So it indicates a zatarc because the 
                         Goa'uld use false memories to cover 
                         the program?
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         That is Anise's theory, yes.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Can you identify the zatarc's mission?
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Unfortunately, no. It will only tell 
                         us if a person is a zatarc, not what 
                         he's programmed to do.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Hello.

               
               The blue rotating light on the zatarc detector is going pink 
               around the edges.
 
               
                                     ASTOR
                         . . .Graham and I got separated from 
                         Captain Blasdale and Sergeant Lewis. 
                         I thought we were lost. We heard the 
                         firefight. . . .
 
               
               Astor goes on talking in the background.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         It could mean the lieutenant just reiterated 
                         something out of order.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Lieutenant, please repeat the last sequence, 
                         and remember to be specific about every 
                         detail and your feelings at the time.
 
                         
               
                                     ASTOR
                         Okay. I really don't know exactly what 
                         happened. There wasn't much time to 
                         stand around hypothesizing. Just after 
                         the sun went down . . . the gliders 
                         attacked the village. We booked for 
                         the Stargate, but the clearing was filled 
                         with Jaffa.
 
               
               Flashback to the scene. SGC personnel with guns running through 
               trees at night.
 
               
                                     ASTOR (CONT'D)
                         SG-15 was already under fire.

               
               More flashback. Staff blasts and explosions. One of the SGC personnel 
               is hit and falls, then another.
 
               
                                     ASTOR (CONT'D)
                         It felt like they were comin' at us 
                         from all sides.
 
               
               More flashback. Staff blasts. Astor and Graham run up; Astor 
               drops to her knees to shoot.
 
               
               
                                     ASTOR
                         Captain Blasdale radioed from behind. 
                         He and Sergeant Lewis were pinned down.
 
                         
               
               
               
               A Horus guard comes out of the trees and fires a staff blast.
 
               
               
                                     FREYA
                         How did you feel?

               
                                     ASTOR
                         Are you kidding? I was scared out of 
                         my mind.
 
               
               Flashback. Astor fires at the Horus Guard and he falls.

               
                                     FREYA
                         Are you certain you shot the Jaffa?
 
                         
               
               More flashback. Again, Astor fires a the Horus Guard. He collapses 
               to the ground.
 
               
                                     ASTOR
                         Positive.

               
               The display shows red all around the blue circle. Freya turns 
               to look at SG-1, Martouf, and General Hammond behind the glass. 
               They all look concerned. Astor is struggling to deal with the 
               emotions of the recall.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         GENERAL HAMMOND'S OFFICE

               
               The display on the computer monitor shows the blue circle completely 
               surrounded by red. O'Neill is looking at it.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         She is a zatarc. Lieutenant Astor's 
                         mind has been altered.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ya think so?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What do we do?

               
               Martouf looks at Freya.

               
                                     FREYA
                         There is a procedure we could try.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Is it safe?

               
                                     FREYA
                         It is experimental at best.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General, need I remind you what happened 
                         the last time we trusted this ... woman?
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         You are referring to my symbiote Anise, 
                         Colonel, and I would not suggest this 
                         if I thought there was a better alternative.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What's the worst-case scenario?

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         The procedure actually damages the portion 
                         of the brain that has been affected 
                         by the zatarc technology.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Lt. Astor could lose more than just 
                         her false memory.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How much more?

               
                                     FREYA
                         It won't be clear until after the procedure.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I hate the idea of sitting here deciding 
                         the fate of one of our officers, but 
                         what choice do we have?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General--

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The security of this base and this planet 
                         cannot be compromised.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Furthermore, when her programming is 
                         triggered, she will inevitably become 
                         self destructive.
 
               
               O'Neill and Hammond share a look.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Let's give Lt. Astor the choice.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Some choice.

               
               O'Neill looks at Freya

               
                                     SCENE
                         ISOLATION ROOM

               
               Astor is being strapped to the chair by two SFs. One of them 
               slips the band around her forehead, then they both take up positions 
               by the door.
 
               
                                     ASTOR
                         I have to admit, I'm a little scared.
 
                         
               
               Freya looks up from what she's doing with the zatarc detector.
 
               
               
               
                                     FREYA
                         I understand. Please try to stay calm.
 
                         
               
                                     ASTOR
                         I swear I shot that Jaffa! Major Graham 
                         returned with Captain Blasdale and Sergeant 
                         Lewis.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         You said you were surrounded. Jaffa 
                         were everywhere. Six other SGC team 
                         members died that night, yet you and 
                         your team managed to get through the 
                         Stargate unharmed.
 
               
                                     ASTOR
                         I thought we were just that good.

               
               O'Neill, looking down through the observation window, smiles 
               briefly at that.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         I am going to begin.

               
               A much bigger, brighter light comes out of the lens at the top 
               of the zatarc detector. It dances around Astor's head, then focuses 
               on her eyes and forehead. Astor looks more and more uncomfortable.
 
               
               
                                     ASTOR
                         It hurts!

               
               In the observation room, Dr. Fraiser looks concerned. The light 
               shines up and down Astor's face, and she spasms.
 
               
                                     ASTOR
                         STOP! PLEASE! ... STOP!

               
               
               When Freya stops the procedure, Astor rips herself out of the 
               restraints, grunting. The two SFs go to pull their pistols, and 
               one of them shoots her as she jumps them. She grabs the other's 
               gun and shoots at the observation window, shattering it. O'Neill 
               races out of the observation room.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (At door of isolation room) Astor!
 
                         
               
               Astor turns the pistol toward his voice. He ducks behind the 
               doorframe. In the observation room, Hammond, Martouf, and Fraiser 
               stand up and turn to look.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         NO!

               
               Obviously fighting the compulsion, Astor turns the gun toward 
               herself. A shot rings out, and O'Neill looks appalled.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         GENERAL HAMMOND'S OFFICE

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Into red phone) Thank you, doctor. 
                          Both SFs suffered serious injuries, 
                         but they're going to be okay.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         The Goa'uld programming must have an 
                         imbedded failsafe that prevents it from 
                         being tampered with. I am sorry you 
                         have lost another member of your team. 
                         I hold myself accountable.
 
               
               O'Neill nods.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The Goa'uld are ultimately accountable.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         Unfortunately, we can not analyze the 
                         affected area of the victim's brain 
                         post-mortem due to the self-inflicted 
                         damage.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Would that really make a difference?
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         I believe it would, yes.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         There will be no summit unless I can 
                         be sure there's no threat to the President.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         We can complete the zatarc testing in 
                         time.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And if we find more?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Greater things than the summit would 
                         be in jeopardy, Colonel. Proceed. Dismissed.
 
                         
               
               O'Neill and Freya stand up and turn to leave the office.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, this is fun. Who's next?

               
                                     FREYA
                         SG-1.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Do'h!

               
                                     SCENE
                         OBSERVATION/ISOLATION ROOMS

               
               Fraiser and Martouf are looking up at the zatarc detector monitors 
               in the observation room. The circle shows completely blue. The 
               interviews cycle through the members of SG-1.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Good, Colonel. Now let's move to your 
                         mission on PX9-757.
 
               
               O'Neill is in the seat in front of the zatarc detector.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Drawin' a blank.

               
                                     FREYA
                         Your mission was to destroy a new ship 
                         being built by Apophis.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You know all about that.

               
                                     FREYA
                         But the device only works if you recapture 
                         your exact memory of the events.
 
               
               Move on to Daniel in the hot seat.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         At that point we realized they wouldn't 
                         come off.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         You can jump ahead to the part where 
                         you went through the Gate.
 
               
               Now Carter's in the detector's chair.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We were so strong and fast, the Jaffa 
                         on the other side didn't stand a chance.
 
                         
               
               Flashback [from "Upgrades"] of O'Neill, Carter and Daniel going 
               through the Gate at super speed, knocking down all the Jaffa 
               guarding the Gate.
 
               
               Teal'c is now recounting his memories of the mission.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         General Hammond ordered me to follow. 
                         I went through the Gate and proceeded 
                         to the facility.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         So you were alone for some time before 
                         you met up with the rest of SG-1?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Yes.

               
               The detector shows all blue. Martouf and Fraiser, in the observations 
               room, are looking less nervous.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Um ... I went after the naquadah.

               
               Flashback of Daniel knocking down the two Jaffa carrying the 
               weapons- grade naquadah. He comes back and puts it into his backpack. 
               Another Jaffa comes up behind him and aims a staff weapon.
 
               
               
                                     JAFFA (IN FLASHBACK)
                         Don't move!

               
               Daniel turns, and, under-handed, throws a block of naquadah at 
               the Jaffa, knocking him down.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         After that?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I headed back to meet Jack and Sam.
 
                         
               
               The detector shows blue.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         When I realized Carter wasn't with me, 
                         I stopped.
 
               
               Flashback of O'Neill running through the force shield. Carter 
               hits the shield and falls down. O'Neill turns.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I went back for her.

               
                                     FREYA
                         What happened next?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's when your genius armband stopped 
                         workin'.
 
               
               Slow motion scene of O'Neill running. He sees Carter, but hits 
               the force shield.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         You couldn't get through the shield 
                         again?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No.

               
               General Hammond has joined Fraiser and Martouf in the observation 
               room. They look at each other.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         When I woke up, I saw Colonel O'Neill 
                         unconscious on the other side of the 
                         force shield. I called his name, and 
                         he woke up.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Then what?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I realized that there was no way I was 
                         gonna get through that force shield. 
                         I told the Colonel to try and get out 
                         without me.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         To leave you behind?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes. The timer on the C-4 was counting 
                         down. I knew that without the advantage 
                         of the armbands, it was gonna be tight 
                         getting back to the Stargate before 
                         the ship's power core exploded.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         What did Colonel O'Neill do?

               
               Flashback of O'Neill pounding on the control panel.

               
               
               O'Neill and Carter look down the hall at the advancing Jaffa.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Couple of Jaffa came around the corner.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         And then...?

               
                                     CARTER
                         We got lucky.

               
                                     FREYA
                         That's it?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah. The C-4 explosion must have taken 
                         out the shield generator.
 
               
               Flashback of the explosion. The Jaffa and O'Neill and Carter 
               fall down with the repercussion. The force shield goes down.
 
               
               
               
                                     CARTER (CONT'D)
                         The force shield disappeared, and . 
                         . . we ran.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Sounds easy.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well . . . I wouldn't say that.

               
                                     FREYA
                         Are you sure you're telling me everything?
 
                         
               
               Carter nods.

               
                                     CARTER
                         (a few seconds later) Oh! . . . uh . 
                         . . I tried to go for the naquadah.
 
                         
               
               O'Neill and Carter get up, and Carter tries to pick up the naquadah.
 
               
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         But Colonel O'Neill ordered me to leave 
                         it.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         That's everything?

               
                                     CARTER
                         (After seconds of thinking) Yeah.

               
               Freya looks down at the zatarc detector and says nothing. Carter 
               stares at her and takes a deep breath.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You aren't serious?

               
               The blue circle in the detector is surrounded in red. Camera 
               pans up and O'Neill's in the chair, not Carter. He looks stunned. 
               In the observation room, Martouf and Hammond look at each other, 
               and Fraiser shakes her head. O'Neill still looks stunned.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     SCENE
                         GENERAL HAMMOND'S OFFICE

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (On the red phone) We still don't know 
                         anything about the targets involved. 
                         In the event that we do proceed, I'm 
                         forwarding a new plan for your arrival. 
                          Yes, sir . . . both Colonel O'Neill 
                         and Major Carter.  I'll pass that along. 
                         Thank you, Mr. President.
 
               
               Hammond hangs up the phone with a VERY worried look on his face.
 
               
               
                                     SCENE
                         SECURITY QUARTERS

               
               We see O'Neill through the mesh in the door window. An SF opens 
               the door.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (to SF) Give us a second, huh?

               
               The SF nods and O'Neill closes the door. Carter is sitting on 
               the bed. She raises her hands in a shrugging motion.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, this has to be a mistake.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Tell me about it.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Can you talk to General Hammond about 
                         getting me re-tested, I mean there must 
                         be--
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (interrupting) Us. (Smiles)

               
                                     CARTER
                         What?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Us retested.  Apparently, I'm one of 
                         those . . . zarc-things too. I'm across 
                         the hall.
 
               
               He points out of the room.

               
                                     CARTER
                         That can't be.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I know.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Although we were both unconsious at 
                         the same time.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Apparently.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, are you worried that it's at least 
                         possible?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         A little.

               
               They look at each other, both trying not to show the worry.
 
               
               
                                     SCENE
                         SGC BRIEFING ROOM

               
               Hammond, Teal'c Daniel, Fraiser, Martouf and Freya are at the 
               table.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not believe that Colonel O'Neill 
                         and Major Carter are zatarcs.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         We can't prove they aren't.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         We must continue to keep them isolated 
                         in order to prevent them from being 
                         exposed to their programming triggers.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We don't know for sure it's the President.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         No.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Then we're talking about keeping them 
                         confined indefinitely.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         At least until we can come up with another 
                         course of action.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         The good news is that we have found 
                         no more zatarcs among SGC personnel. 
                         The High Councilor and his advisors 
                         have also been tested back on Vorash. 
                         There should be no danger to the summit 
                         meeting.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I want good news regarding Col. O'Neill 
                         and Maj. Carter.
 
               
               Hammond rises from his seat, and the rest (except Daniel and 
               Teal'c) do as well.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         We'll keep working on it, sir.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         What shall I tell the High Councilor 
                         regarding the meeting with the President?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It's on.

               
               Hammond walks out. Fraiser looks at Martouf, who nods. Teal'c 
               and Daniel look disturbed.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         SECURITY QUARTERS

               
               O'Neill's sitting with his feet on the desk, playing with a yo-yo. 
               He's not very good. There's a knock on the door.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah?

               
               Freya walks in.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh. You.

               
                                     FREYA
                         You are probably not happy to see me.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, if you're not here to tell me 
                         it's all a big mistake, I might be a 
                         little glum.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         I have come to apologize. It is sort 
                         of our fault you are a zatarc ... maybe 
                         a little more Anise than me.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I knew that. I just don't know why yet.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         The experiment with the armbands was 
                         the reason you went on the mission to 
                         destroy Apophis's new ship.
 
               
               O'Neill raises his eyebrows and smiles. Then he leans back and 
               puts his hands behind his head.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey, listen. What if you're wrong, and 
                         Carter and I aren't really, uh--
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Zatarcs?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Zatarcs.

               
               Freya crosses the room and sits down on the bed, near O'Neill.
 
               
               
                                     FREYA
                         I do not believe that is possible.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Swell.

               
               She looks at him--stares, even. He looks back at her like 'what?'.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Is there somethin' else?

               
                                     FREYA
                         I have not thanked you for saving my 
                         life on Vorash--when you saved me for 
                         a second time during the situation with 
                         Lieutenant Astor.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No offense, but I'd have done it for 
                         anyone.
 
               
               She leans forward and kisses him. He drops his feet off the desk. 
               His hands are on his lap, then he picks them up, to push her 
               away.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Uh ... what ya doin'?

               
                                     FREYA
                         I originally came from a planet where 
                         the people were not afraid to show their 
                         affection for someone. When we wanted 
                         to lo'machen--
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Excuse me?

               
                                     FREYA
                         I believe you call it...

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         ...something else.

               
                                     FREYA
                         Anise, my symbiote, is far more interested 
                         in Doctor Jackson on an intellectual 
                         level, but she would have to suffer.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Look, there's so many reasons why this 
                         is wrong . . . and . . . weird . . . 
                         and . . . wrong. . . . Did I mention 
                         wrong?
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Is it because I share my body with Anise?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         For starters.

               
                                     FREYA
                         Do you not find me attractive?

               
               He makes a face.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh . . . you've. . . .

               
               She kisses him again. She gets no response again.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey ... I could blow here any minute.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         If I were the target, your zatarc programming 
                         would have triggered long ago.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Good point.

               
                                     FREYA
                         Is there someone else to whom you are 
                         loyal?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (Doing some major league stuttering!) 
                         Th-th-th-that's not really the point 
                         here, is it?
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         I sense you have been made uncomfortable 
                         by my offer.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No! No ... it's just ...  Well, yeah!
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         I had heard that the humans of Earth 
                         had many inhibitions and stigmas surrounding 
                         intimacy.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes . . . yes, I've heard that too. 
                         There's also the matter of timing.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         I am still quite hopeful we will find 
                         a way to help both you and Major Carter.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Then maybe you should be out doing that, 
                         whadda ya think?
 
               
               He stands up to escort her out.

               
                                     FREYA
                         Once again I find myself feeling the 
                         need to apologize.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh! No need! {He raps on the window.) 
                         We're adults.
 
               
               He pounds on the window to get the SF's attention.

               
                                     FREYA
                         I will make an effort to learn more 
                         about your customs so I will not make 
                         you so uncomfortable again.
 
               
               The door opens, and O'Neill herds her out.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes, very good idea. Thank you. Bye.
 
                         
               
               Freya leaves. O'Neill meets the SF's eyes, then closes the door. 
               O'Neill looks through the window, then turns away.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         SGC BRIEFING ROOM

               
               Through the window, we can see the Stargate being spiffed up. 
               Pulls back to show Daniel and Hammond standing by the window.
 
               
               
                                     JACKSON
                         The President is still uncomfortable 
                         with the phrase 'for the common interest 
                         of the Tok'ra and the humans of Earth.' 
                         I-I'm recommending 'in pursuit of freedom 
                         for all individuals.'
 
               
               Daniel sits down next to Martouf.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         The High Councilor does not like to 
                         generalize.
 
               
               Frey walks in, escorted by an SF.

               
                                     FREYA
                         Excuse me. I have been reviewing my 
                         notes on prior incidents with zatarcs 
                         and I'm concerned that we are endangering 
                         Major Carter and Colonel O'Neill by 
                         keeping them confined.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Why?

               
                                     FREYA
                         In at least one case I think the zatarc 
                         lost control when it became evident 
                         that they could no longer achieve their 
                         objective.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         So by keeping them confined--

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         --they won't be able to fulfil their 
                         programming and they will become self 
                         destructive.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why hasn't that happened yet?

               
                                     FREYA
                         The triggering event hasn't occurred 
                         yet. However, if that passes--
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         You mean between the High Councilor 
                         and the President--
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What if we postpone it?

               
                                     FREYA
                         That could have the same effect if the 
                         programmed part of their minds believes 
                         they are no longer able to fulfil the 
                         goal.
 
               
               Hammond and Martouf look concerned. Daniel raises his hands.
 
               
               
                                     JACKSON
                         So . . . what do we do?

               
               Freya just looks at him.

               
                                     SCENE
                         CARTER'S SECURITY QUARTERS

               
               Carter is sitting at the desk staring at the screen of her laptop. 
               The door opens.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Martouf.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         How are you?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I was just writing a letter to my dad.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         I have sent word to him. I'm sure he'll 
                         come as soon as he can.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         I have come to present an option to 
                         you.
 
               
               Carter shakes her head.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Not what Freya tried on Lieutenant Astor.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         She thinks that the procedure failed 
                         because she stopped before it was finished.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Because Astor went crazy.

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Freya thinks that the failsafe protecting 
                         the zatarc programming can be overcome 
                         if the procedure is given a fair chance 
                         to work.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What's the rush?

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Freya has seen prior evidence to suggest 
                         that if a zatarc is prevented from achieving 
                         their objective--
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         --and--

               
                                     MARTOUF
                         --if your objective is to target the 
                         President--
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You're saying I would try and kill myself.
 
                         
               
               Martouf nods.

               
                                     MARTOUF (WHISPERS)
                         Yes.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Two days, right? (Another nod from Martouf.) 
                         I guess we wait and see.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Or . . . you could go through with the 
                         procedure.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Which could cause me to lose my mind 
                         anyway, just like Astor did.
 
               
                                     MARTOUR
                         Yes.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Or, the procedure could work and I could 
                         still end up with serious brain damage.
 
                         
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Yes, I know. And not only do I not want 
                         to risk losing what you still carry 
                         of Jolinar, but . . . I've grown quite 
                         fond of you as well, Sam.
 
               
               Martouf smiles at Carter. She smiles back. Then she closes her 
               eyes and shakes her head.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's all based on assumptions, right? 
                         I mean we don't know that the President 
                         is the target; we don't even know if 
                         I'll lose my mind because the summit's 
                         going on and I'm stuck in here.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         And we don't know for sure that you 
                         will suffer any ill effects from the 
                         procedure.
 
               
               Carter makes an exasperated little noise. She looks up at Martouf.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         Some choice.

               
               They look at each other, then Carter looks away.

               
                                     SCENE
                         O'NEILL'S SECURITY QUARTERS

               
               O'Neill is lying on his bed with his yo-yo over his eyes.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Come again?

               
               Daniel is pacing around the room.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Bottom line is there's a chance you 
                         could come out completely intact.
 
                         
               
               O'Neill sits up.

               
               
                                     JACKSON (QUIETLY)
                         Or not.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What's Carter say?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I don't know, Martouf is explaining 
                         it to her now.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What would you do?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I honestly don't know.

               
               They don't look at each other.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         She made a pass at me.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Sam?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Anise, Freya, one of them.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Really?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The host half.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Uh . . . (he raises his eyebrows) that's 
                         odd.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're telling me. Odd timing too, don't 
                         ya think?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         (Raised eyebrows again) Yes.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Apparently, the snake likes you.

               
               He plays with the yo-yo, then looks up to see how Daniel takes 
               that one.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Really? (O'Neill unwinds the yo-yo string.) 
                         Yup, I think these are the Jack O'Neill 
                         moments I would probably miss the most.
 
                         
               
               They look at each other.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         What?

               
                                     SCENE
                         SGC BRIEFING ROOM

               
               Hammond, Daniel, Freya, Martouf, Fraiser, and Teal'c are at the 
               table again. Rather more SFs than usual line the periphery of 
               the room.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         I understand why they wouldn't trust 
                         me.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Oh, I think it's more that they would 
                         rather risk dying than lose who they 
                         are.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We can be sure they won't threaten the 
                         President, but how do we keep them from 
                         harming themselves during the summit?
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         We plan to sedate them and put them 
                         in restraints.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Until when?

               
                                     SCENE
                         O'NEILL'S SECURITY QUARTERS

               
               Fraiser and a nurse are wheeling an IV cart and monitor into 
               O'Neill's room. Daniel, in a suit and tie, is sitting by the 
               bed.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         It's the only way we can be absolutely 
                         sure you won't try and hurt yourself.
 
                         
               
               O'Neill is sitting on the bed, looking askance at the medical 
               equipment.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No choice?

               
               The door closes behind Freya.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         No. You won't feel anything, it'll be 
                         like falling asleep.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         For how long?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         As long as it takes to find a treatment 
                         with better odds than the one we have 
                         available.
 
               
               Freya looks rather put out at that statement.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         The President is due to arrive in less 
                         than an hour.
 
               
               Teal'c walks in.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Come to say your goodbyes?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If there's anything that you require, 
                         O'Neill--
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Another option.

               
                                     FREYA
                         There is still time to try the procedure.
 
                         
               
               O'Neill is looking down, not meeting anyone's eyes.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You said if you could have done a proper 
                         autopsy on Astor, you might have been 
                         able to solve this thing.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         It would have provided much more information.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Do it.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         What?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey, I've done the drugged-out, strapped-to-the-bed 
                         thing.
 
               
               He raises his eyebrows.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         And if what happened to Astor happens 
                         to you?
 
               
               O'Neill thinks for a moment, then tips his head like 'oh well'.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Maybe it'll help Carter. Her brain's 
                         worth a lot more than mine.
 
               
               He tries to smile, but it looks pretty sickly. Freya takes a 
               deep breath and Teal'c looks at her.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         CARTER'S SECURITY QUARTERS

               
               Carter is talking to Daniel and Fraiser.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What? He can't!

               
                                     JACKSON
                         He's on his way down now.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Why is he doing this?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         He said he'd rather take the risk instead 
                         of being put to sleep indefinitely.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         But Astor--

               
                                     FRAISER
                         If it happens he thinks Anise can use 
                         what she would learn to save you.
 
                         
               
               Carter pushes between them and runs to the door.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Sam. . . .

               
               The SFs stop her.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Colonel!

               
               O'Neill is going by out in the corridor, with two SFs, Freya, 
               and Teal'c. he looks back at her, but doesn't stop. They stare 
               at each other, then he turns back. Carter runs back into the 
               room.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You have to stop him!

               
                                     JACKSON
                         It's his choice.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Sam, please. I have to do this.

               
               Carter closes her eyes, then passes them both to go sit on the 
               bed, her head in her hands. Fraiser goes to her.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         SGC CONTROL ROOM

               
               Martouf and another Tok'ra are watching the Stargate through 
               the glass, standing behind the technical sergeant who's acting 
               as Gate technician. General Hammond strides in.
 
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Incoming traveler.

               
               Martouf and the other Tok'ra follow Hammond down to the embarkation 
               room, where several other Tok'ra and a bunch of Air Force officers 
               are already assembled. The Stargate activates. Daniel enters 
               the embarkation room, showing his ID to the armed guards. He 
               joins Martouf and Hammond.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Jack's going through with the procedure 
                         and they're sedating Sam now.
 
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Open the iris.

               
               The Tok'ra High Councilor Per'sus, surrounded by four guards, 
               comes through the Gate. Hammond, Martouf, and Daniel greet them.
 
               
               
                                     HAMMOND (BOWING)
                         Welcome to Earth.

               
               Daniel bows as well.

               
                                     PER'SUS
                         It's an important occasion for us all.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Indeed it is.

               
                                     SCENE
                         CARTER'S SECURITY QUARTERS

               
               Fraiser and a nurse are preparing to sedate Carter. Carter is 
               lying on the bed looking up at them.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Janet?

               
               Carter closes her eyes again. Fraiser looks down at her compassionately.
 
               
               
                                     SCENE
                         ISOLATION ROOM

               
               O'Neill is being strapped securely to the chair of the zatarc 
               detector. He takes a deep breath and lets it out. Teal'c stands 
               beside him, opens his zat gun, and points it at O'Neill. O'Neill 
               looks sidelong at it and kinda grins.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Right.

               
                                     SCENE
                         SGC EMBARKATION ROOM

               
                                     PER'SUS
                         I was most impressed by the revisions 
                         you made to the treaty.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         The credit goes to Dr. Jackson.

               
                                     TOK'RA
                         It's an inspiring document. I only hope 
                         both parties can live up to it.
 
               
               Daniel's mind is elsewhere; he's worrying about Jack and Sam. 
               Hammond tries to get his attention.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Doctor Jackson. . . .

               
               Daniel looks up.

               
               
               He nods at Per'sus.

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Sir, Air Force One has just landed.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND (TO PER'SUS)
                         It will take fifteen minutes for the 
                         President's motorcade to arrive. If 
                         you'll excuse me, I'll meet him at the 
                         surface and then be back soon.
 
               
               Per'sus nods and turns to Martouf. Daniel looks back down, lost 
               in thought again.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         CARTER'S SECURITY QUARTERS

               
               Carter is starting to go under the sedation.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Colonel. . . .

               
               In memory, Carter sees O'Neill walking down the SGC corridor 
               again, looking back at her. She rouses for a moment, then in 
               memory she sees him beating the control panel on Apophis's ship.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER (IN MEMORY)
                         Sir, there's no time!

               
               Carter rouses again.

               
                                     FRAISER (TO NURSE)
                         We may have to increase the dose.

               
                                     CARTER (MUMBLING)
                         The C-4's gonna blow, you have to get 
                         out of here.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL (IN MEMORY)
                         No! (He faces her)

               
               Carter wakes up.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The machine is wrong!

               
               Fraiser looks down at her.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You don't understand. We lied. We didn't 
                         even know we were lying. Please.
 
               
               Carter is struggling to stay awake. Fraiser looks at her in concern.
 
               
               
                                     SCENE
                         ISOLATION ROOM

               
                                     FREYA
                         If you are ready, we will begin.

               
               O'Neill looks stoic. Both Teal'c and a nearby SF have their weapons 
               out, trained on O'Neill.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         (Knocking on window of observation room, 
                         through mike) Stop!
 
               
               Teal'c and O'Neill look up at her. Moments later Carter comes 
               into the room, still looking pretty woozy, led by Fraiser. She 
               approaches O'Neill.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter, what's up?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Could we have a moment alone please? 
                         (She catches Teal'c and Freya's eyes. 
                         They, and Fraiser and the SFs, leave.) 
                         Thanks.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter, undo this. What's goin' on?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We're not zatarcs.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How do you know?

               
                                     CARTER
                         The machine thinks that we have false 
                         memories, but we don't. We were lying.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I wasn't lying.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay. You left something out.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No, I didn't.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, when you wouldn't leave me, are 
                         you sure there wasn't something else 
                         that you're not admitting?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What are you talkin' about?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Something neither one of us can admit, 
                         given our working relationship, our 
                         military ranks....
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh! (Pause) Oh, that.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, we weren't telling the whole truth, 
                         and that's why the machine thinks the 
                         memories are false.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Really?

               
               The look at each other. Carter stands up and turns back to the 
               machine.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Re-test him.

               
                                     SCENE
                         SGC CORRIDORS

               
               The Presidential entourage arrives. Hammond greets them in an 
               SGC corridor.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Mister President.

               
                                     PRESIDENT
                         General, nice to see you.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Good to see you, sir.

               
                                     SCENE
                         ISOLATION ROOM

               
               O'Neill is still in the hot seat. Carter and Freya are behind 
               the zatarc detector.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         Major Carter was trapped behind the 
                         force shield.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's right.

               
               Flashback to O'Neill hitting the control panel, then pulling 
               the cover off.
 
               
               
               In the flashback, O'Neill gets up and looks behind Carter. They 
               hear Jaffa marching toward them and turn to look at each other.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         There were sounds.

               
                                     FREYA
                         You did everything you could.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes.

               
                                     FREYA
                         You couldn't save her.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No.

               
                                     FREYA
                         But you still could have saved yourself.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I guess.

               
               Flackback to O'Neill beating the force shield.

               
               
               
                                     FREYA
                         What happened next?

               
               Flashback to O'Neill beating the control panel.

               
               
               
               O'Neill stares into Carter's eyes. She has a pleading look in 
               her eyes. Back to him staring in her eyes. She cocks her head 
               to the side with the pleading look, almost in tears. He now has 
               a confused look on his face. Sound of Jaffa marching up, getting 
               louder. The Jaffa appear.
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         What were you feeling?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Like . . . someone who was about to 
                         die.
 
               
               Detector shows signs of lying--pink appears around the blue.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir. . . . 

               
               Flashback to the face to face with the force shield between them. 
               They're just looking into each other's eyes. She has the pleading 
               look.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I didn't leave . . . because I'd have 
                         rather died myself . . . than lose Carter.
 
                         
               
               Carter looks him in the eyes.

               
                                     FREYA
                         Why?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Because I care about her . . . a lot 
                         more than I'm supposed to.
 
               
               He and Carter are sharing looks all during this exchange. The 
               red around the blue in the zatarc detector's screen disappears.
 
               
               
                                     FREYA
                         You are not a zatarc.

               
               Up in the observation room, Fraiser turns to Teal'c. He actually 
               looks a little teary eyed. Carter and O'Neill look at each other 
               again.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Now, re-test me.

               
               Carter's in the chair now. The detector is solid blue.

               
                                     FREYA
                         You are also not a zatarc.

               
               Carter, in the chair, opens her eyes.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you.

               
               O'Neill goes to unfasten Carter.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter. . . .

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir. . . .

               
               She stands up and faces him.

               
                                     CARTER
                         None of this has to leave this room.
 
                         
               
               The door is opening behind O'Neill.

               
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir.

               
               He looks her up and down and nods. One more shared look, then 
               they turn away. Fraiser walks into the isolation room.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         All right, so if they're not zatarcs 
                         then they're no threat to the President.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh, I have some questions for him.
 
                         
               
                                     FREYA
                         Every SGC personnel has been tested. 
                         Even the High Councilor and his personal 
                         guard were tested on Vorash before they 
                         came.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey, what about you? You ever been tested 
                         on that thing?
 
               
                                     FREYA
                         I have not been in any situations where 
                         I would vulnerable to the Goa'uld zatarc 
                         technology.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What about Martouf?

               
               Freya takes a deep breath like she's about to say something.
 
               
               
                                     SCENE
                         SGC, EMBARKATION ROOM

               
               The Gate technician is showing his ID to the guard at the door. 
               He approaches Jackson and Per'sus, who are talking, and whispers 
               something to Daniel, then leaves. Daniel looks stunned. Martouf, 
               across the room, has a Goa'uld ring energy weapon. He turns it 
               on and looks up, looking sinister.
 
               
                                     JACKSON (TO PER'SUS)
                         Excuse me.

               
               Per'sus looks concerned as Daniel walks across the room toward 
               Martouf. Daniel approaches Martouf and talks to him quietly.
 
               
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Martouf, can I talk to you outside for 
                         a second?
 
               
               Hammond and the President's entourage pick that moment to enter 
               the embarkation room.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Supreme High Councilor Per'sus of the 
                         Tok'ra, may I introduce the President 
                         of the United States of America.
 
               
               The President steps forward, past his secret service men, and 
               faces Per'sus. Martouf acts. He backhands Daniel and knocks him 
               down, then raises the ring weapon.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Look out!

               
               The President ducks, someone dives for Per'sus and pulls him 
               away. Martouf shoots, and his shot hits the wall by the door 
               as the Secret Service men pull the President away. Martouf turns 
               his weapon on the Tok'ra. When they duck, he turns it elsewhere. 
               O'Neill leans around the door frame and shoots Martouf once. 
               It doesn't faze him. Martouf turns toward O'Neill and shoots. 
               This shot also hits the wall, and Daniel ducks as concrete shrapnel 
               flies. The two secret service men still behind the ramp start 
               shooting at Martouf. He's hit several times but comes right back. 
               They dive for cover as he fires and hits the ramp they're hiding 
               behind.
 
               
               Teal'c and two SFs run through the doorway. Teal'c zats Martouf 
               even as Martouf shoots at him. Martouf's last shot misses Teal'c 
               and the SFs and hits somewhere behind them in the corridor. Martouf 
               finally falls to his knees.
 
               
               Carter runs into the embarkation room behind Teal'c. She's also 
               got a zat.
 
               
               
               O'Neill, the secret service men, the Tok'ra--everyone who hid--stand 
               and train their weapons on Martouf. He's obviously struggling 
               to regain control of his own body. The sinister look leaves his 
               face, and he turns toward Carter. She looks at him with real 
               concern and steps forward.
 
               
                                     MARTOUF
                         Samantha. . . .

               
               He's struggling not to activate the ring device, but despite 
               his best efforts his left hand moves closer to the controls. 
               Rather than let him kill himself, Carter zats him a second time. 
               Second shot kills. He collapses, and she runs to grab him, letting 
               him down so he's lying with his head in her lap. She pulls the 
               ring device off his hand and holds it up.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Drop them.

               
               The secret service men slowly back down. Hammond and Freya hurry 
               into the embarkation room.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Is everyone okay? Per'sus?

               
                                     PER'SUS
                         Yes. Is the President all right?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         He's okay. And I'm afraid this man isn't 
                         the President. The real President is 
                         still waiting for our signal in Air 
                         Force One. We had to be absolutely sure.
 
                         
               
                                     PER'SUS
                         I see. (He doesn't look pleased.) May 
                         that be the last time such a deception 
                         is required by either of us.
 
               
               He looks over at where Carter is cradling Martouf's head.

               
                                     FREYA
                         I promise you, his death will ultimately 
                         prove be a noble sacrifice.
 
               
               Carter, closer to tears than ever, nods. She looks back down 
               at Martouf. Daniel, Teal'c and O'Neill close in around them.
 
               
               
               THE END

               
               

Divide And Conquer



Writers :   Tor Alexander Valenza
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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