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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 116

                                        "ENIGMA"

                                           By

                               Katharyn Michaelian Powers




               SG1 step through the gate onto a planet that seems to be in the 
               middle of a natural disaster. A volcano has erupted and the air 
               is thick with ash.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Wow! None of this was going on when 
                         we sent the probe through.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What's this stuff in the air?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Ash .

               
                                     JACK
                         All right, Daniel. Dial it up, get us 
                         out of here.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No argument. Wait a minute. There's 
                         something out there.( It's a woman, 
                         she's alive. There's more, hurry you 
                         guys.
 
               
               
               
               The team begin to look for survivors

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There's no life here.

               
                                     SAM
                         This one's had it.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's just like Pompeii . Everyone died 
                         of suffocation before the lava started 
                         to flow. What are these things?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill! There are two more alive.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter? How long before we're toast?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know, Sir, I'm not a volcanologist. 
                         It could be days, it could be minutes.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Narim, one of the men on the ground, turns his head and looks 
               at Sam. He grabs her hand
 
               
               
               
                                     NARIM
                         Don't... help us.

               
               
               
               Titles

               
               Gateroom

               
               
               
               The survivors are being brought through the gate

               
               
               
                                     MEDIC
                         Move away. Give them some room.

               
                                     JACK
                         All right. Let's go.

               
                                     MEDIC
                         You OK?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah .

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O'Neill? What happened?

               
                                     JACK
                         We encountered some very severe volcanic 
                         activity, Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Who are all these people?

               
                                     SAM
                         We don't really know, Sir They were 
                         all dead and dying around the gate. 
                         The air was highly toxic.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And hot.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You better have Doctor Frasier take 
                         a look at you. We'll debrief as soon 
                         as you're ready.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You evacuated ten people from an alien 
                         planet, Colonel. Doctor Frasier says 
                         they're all human and it looks like 
                         they're going to live. This was one 
                         hell of a rescue operation.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Thank you, Sir

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         There were no buildings in the area 
                         of any kind?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         No sir. We don't know how far they walked, 
                         but it looked like they were trying 
                         to make it back to the Stargate.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What do we know about these devices 
                         they were wearing?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, they all emit low levels of radiation 
                         indicating an operative energy source, 
                         but there's no circuitry, moving parts 
                         or chips. We've never seen anything 
                         like it.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I thought at first that they were from 
                         a parallel culture but it looks like 
                         they might be way ahead of us.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We've determined humans on other planets 
                         originated here on Earth, right?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Then given our present state of technology, 
                         could they be ahead of us?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes. We'd be colonising space right 
                         now if it hadn't been for the Dark Ages. 
                         There was a period of over eight hundred 
                         years where science was heresy and anathema. 
                         Maybe they didn't have that setback.
 
                         
               
                                     FEMALE OFFICER
                         General Hammond? The spokesperson for 
                         the rescued people is awake. He'd like 
                         to speak with you. All of you.
 
               
               
               
               Infirmary

               
               "Attention. All off duty medical personnel report to the infirmary, 
               sub level 20. Stat"
 
               
               .

               
                                     OMOC
                         Who are you?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm Major General Hammond. This is Colonel 
                         O'Neill.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Jack

               
                                     SAM
                         Samantha Carter

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Daniel Jackson

               
                                     OMOC
                         Where is this place?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You're on a planet called Earth. These 
                         people saved you.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         Nothing could be further from the truth.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, unless I missed something, you're 
                         better off here than you were there.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         There was a rescue transport on the 
                         way.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, half your people were already 
                         dead. I don't think it would have gotten 
                         there in time.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         Perhaps that's more of a problem for 
                         you than it was for us.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Beg your pardon?

               
                                     OMOC
                         I find it unbelievable that anyone so 
                         primitive could have deciphered the 
                         gate system.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Did you say primitive?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I too am from a world very different 
                         from this one. Here life is highly valued.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         Quite a statement for a Jaffa.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sir, I'd like to know who you are and 
                         what you know about the Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         I am Omoc. Our world is called Tollan
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         And what do you know of the Goa'uld 
                         and Jaffa?
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         We're aware of them, we don't interact 
                         with them.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well then, we share a common enemy.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         Did I mention an enemy?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I only meant, it might benefit everyone 
                         if your people and ours could be friends.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         I demand you return everything that 
                         you have taken from us and allow us 
                         to go home.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, it could take a while for those 
                         volcanoes to quiet down. In the meantime, 
                         I'm a bit of a culture buff, I'd like 
                         to learn about your history and customs.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         I've said enough. I'll say no more.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Outside in the hallway

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Captain Carter, I want you to monitor 
                         the situation on Tollan very closely, 
                         as soon as it's safe there, I want those 
                         people gone.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               
               
               Daniel goes into the gateroom, where Sam is working on a UAV
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         New hobby?

               
                                     SAM
                         Neat, huh? Miniature UAV with all the 
                         bells and whistles. I'm just adding 
                         heat sensors so I can send it through 
                         the gate to Tollan.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I was just down in the infirmary with 
                         one of the Tollan, trying to get them 
                         to talk to us. They only ask questions, 
                         they never answer them. As a matter 
                         of fact, one of them was asking a lot 
                         of questions about you.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I thought they weren't interested in 
                         us.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I didn't say us. I said you. General 
                         Hammond thinks maybe you'll have better 
                         luck getting some answers. He'd like 
                         to see you.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         OK.

               
               
               
               Hammond speaks to Sam, in the hallway

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         And I was hoping he would open up to 
                         you a bit more than Doctor Jackson or 
                         myself.
 
               
               
               
               Infirmary

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You remember Narim?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes. From the planet. You were a lot 
                         dirtier then.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Oh, Captain Carter, or is it Doctor?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Why don't we just make it Samantha?
 
                         
               
                                     NARIM
                         You may call me Narim

               
                                     SAM
                         OK

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Captain Carter, Mr Narim seems very 
                         interested in our planet. I thought 
                         maybe you'd like to escort him up to 
                         the surface to have a look.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Really?

               
                                     NARIM
                         I would be very pleased to have that 
                         opportunity.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         As long as you give me your word you'll 
                         stay with Captain Carter.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         You have my word.

               
                                     SAM
                         Great! Let's go. Sir.

               
               
               
               Out on the mountain

               
               
               
                                     NARIM
                         I wanted to tell you, that I'm glad 
                         to be alive. So are the others.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Good

               
                                     NARIM
                         Thank you. And please tell your friends.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Oh. You can tell them yourself.

               
                                     NARIM
                         No, I can't. I shouldn't be talking 
                         to you.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Why not?

               
                                     NARIM
                         You know, back on Tollan, I thought 
                         I was dying. I heard your voice and 
                         managed to open my eyes, and, when I 
                         saw you...
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What?

               
                                     NARIM
                         An old superstition. There was a time 
                         before reason and science when my ancestors 
                         believed in all manner of nonsense. 
                         Like the Sher'mau. The story goes that 
                         if a Sher'mau appears at the moment 
                         of death, she would take you to her 
                         dwelling in the stars.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We call them angels.

               
                                     NARIM
                         Than you still believe in them?

               
                                     SAM
                         Some of us do.

               
                                     NARIM
                         Ours were reported to be quite beautiful... 
                         and, when I saw you,well,you seemed 
                         to fit the description. And then I learned 
                         from Doctor Jackson that you're also 
                         a brilliant scientist
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Wow!

               
                                     NARIM
                         I'm afraid I ask quite a few questions. 
                         Curiosity.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's a quality Omoc doesn't seem to 
                         share.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Can you tell me something about your 
                         world? Is it permitted?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, yeah. Of course.

               
               
               
               Narim looks up and see's an eagle

               
               
               
                                     NARIM
                         A flying animal.

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah. We call them birds.

               
                                     NARIM
                         Are there other animals.

               
                                     SAM
                         Oh yeah. Millions of them.

               
                                     NARIM
                         There have been none on Tollan for generations.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, I could bring you pictures, if 
                         you like.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         I would like that very much. Thank you.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Good.

               
                                     NARIM
                         But, I think it would be best if Omoc 
                         didn't know.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Why?

               
                                     NARIM
                         Omoc is not as harsh as he seems. He 
                         is only trying to protect us. And you.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         From what?

               
                                     NARIM
                         Perhaps. Perhaps we should go back.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         OK.

               
               
               
               Sam is in the gateroom

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron six. Engaged. Chevron seven. 
                         Locked.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Launching UAV in 10 seconds.9...8...7...6...5...4...3. 
                         ..2...1
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah!

               
                                     SAM
                         Successful launch. UAV is holding course 
                         and the wormhole should reach the Tollan 
                         gate in...3...2...1. Temperature - ground 
                         1700 degrees Fahrenheit. Air seems to 
                         be in pockets, ranging from 1500 degrees 
                         down to 200.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Sounds like L.A

               
                                     SAM
                         If the heat doesn't get you, the atmosphere 
                         will. It's mostly pryroclastics, basalt, 
                         ash. A person could suffocate very quickly.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         How long before it cools down?

               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know. Not any time soon. It 
                         doesn't look like it'll matter, anyway. 
                         That lava's flowing straight toward 
                         the gate. Computer predicts that at 
                         the current rate the gate will be buried 
                         in a couple of days.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, looks like we've got some guests 
                         for a while.
 
               
               
               
               Infirmary. Sam goes to speak with Omoc

               
               
               
                                     OMOC
                         Are you absolutely certain?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes. I'm sorry.

               
                                     OMOC
                         Then nature succeeded where we failed.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What? You were going to seal the gate?
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         Tollan is a world in cataclysm. Evacuation 
                         was complete, my team stayed to.Our 
                         final task was to close the gate, so 
                         that no-one could return and be harmed.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, wherever you were going, we can 
                         recalibrate the co-ordinates from here.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         The new settlement world is outside 
                         the gate system. We'll need a ship.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh! We don't have ships. Not that kind, 
                         anyway.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Our space program is relatively new.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well, the bottom line here is your survivors 
                         have become refugees. If they don't 
                         want to be here, we've got to relocate 
                         them somewhere.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You know, General, we have done some 
                         fairly good deeds out there. Maybe we 
                         should try calling in some markers.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         OK. Colonel, you and Teal'c follow up 
                         on that. Maybe go pay a visit to some 
                         of our old friends. Captain Carter, 
                         I want you and Doctor Jackson to get 
                         the multi-purpose room on 5C readied 
                         as a refugee housing centre.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               
               
               The Tollan Quarters

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         As an act of good faith, we're returning 
                         the devices you were wearing.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         They are not weapons.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That's what our technicians thought.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         So you had them tested? Not much of 
                         an act of good faith.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, actually, we couldn't figure out 
                         exactly what they were.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I want to assure you, we're doing all 
                         we can to re-locate your people.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         Are we to have some say in the matter?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, yes. Self determination is a concept 
                         that's very important to us.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We'll do our best. In the meantime, 
                         we'll make you as comfortable as possible, 
                         but I want you to understand, you're 
                         restricted to the immediate premises.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         Are we prisoners?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No. No, absolutely not.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         But you are from an alien environment. 
                         It's as much for your safety as for 
                         ours.
 
               
               
               
               Sam walks into the room and goes up to Narims bunk. She has some 
               books and a cat carrier
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Hey. How you doing.

               
                                     NARIM
                         It may sound ridiculous, but I have 
                         no idea what to do with these items. 
                         Oh... well, our sleeping platforms adjust 
                         automatically to our body temperature. 
                         They don't come with accoutrements.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         It's OK. I'll show you. I brought you 
                         some things to take a look at.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Oh! Thank you.

               
                                     SAM
                         You're welcome. You might like to see 
                         this first.
 
               
               
               
               She takes a cat out of the carrier

               
               
               
                                     NARIM
                         I never thought I'd see a living animal.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         His name's Schrödinger. Oh... it's kind 
                         of a joke really. His name, that is. 
                         Schrödinger's cat...
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Oh?

               
                                     SAM
                         Right. Uh, see, there was an Earth physicist 
                         by the name of Erwin Schrödinger. He 
                         had this theoretical experiment. Put 
                         a cat in a box, add a can of poison 
                         gas, activated by the decay of a radioactive 
                         atom, and close the box.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Sounds like a cruel man.

               
                                     SAM
                         Oh, no, no. It was just a theory. He 
                         never really did it. He said that if 
                         he did do it at any one instant, the 
                         cat would be both dead and alive at 
                         the same time.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Ah! Kulivrian physics. An atom state 
                         is indeterminate until measured by an 
                         outside observer.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We call it quantum physics. You know 
                         the theory?
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Yeah, I've studied it,in among other 
                         misconceptions of elementary science.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Misconception? You telling me that you 
                         guys have licked quantum physics?
 
                         
               
               
               
               Omoc appears

               
               
               
                                     NARIM
                         Omoc.

               
                                     SAM
                         I'll come back and help you with this 
                         later.
 
               
               
               
               She leaves

               
               
               
                                     NARIM
                         I did not tell her anything.

               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         We set up a meeting with Tuplo for 0800 
                         tomorrow.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Colonel O'Neill was correct. Many of 
                         the worlds we have visited are eager 
                         to be of service.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         People! We have a problem. The refugees 
                         seem to have escaped.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Escaped?

               
                                     JACK
                         How did they get past the guards.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You can ask them that when you find 
                         them.
 
               
               
               
               The Tollan are outside on the mountain

               
               
               
                                     AIRMAN
                         They're over here.

               
                                     JACK
                         Hold fire.

               
                                     OMOC
                         We were merely observing the stars.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, you're all going to have to come 
                         back in now.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         So we are prisoners.

               
               
               
               Hammonds office

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Any idea how they got past the guards, 
                         Sir?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         None. A surveillance video in the multi-purpose 
                         room was exposed to some sort of interference, 
                         just as the escape was taking place.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Convenient.

               
                                     SAM
                         Can the video be salvaged, maybe computer 
                         enhanced?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We're trying now. In the meantime, we 
                         should get this show on the road.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Briefing Room. The people from the Land Of Light have arrived
 
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Tuplo

               
                                     TUPLO 
                         Good to see you. General Hammond, before 
                         we begin, I wish to thank you for allowing 
                         me to be the first visitor to your Earth 
                         from the Land of Light. It is indeed 
                         an honour. My lord Omoc,the Land of 
                         Light is a world of eternal brightness, 
                         where fertility abounds. Our farms produce 
                         rich harvests. Our rivers are blessed 
                         with fish and fowl. We would be honoured 
                         to share our land with your people.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         You have no idea who or what we are.
 
                         
               
                                     TUPLO 
                         We know that you are in need, and that 
                         you are here among those who have proven 
                         themselves our friends. That is enough.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         You're missing the point. His planet 
                         is unacceptable to us. These people 
                         are even more primitive than you.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The Tollans quarters. Sam is talking to Narim

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Narim, can you tell me why Omoc is so, 
                         you know.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Obstinate?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah.

               
                                     NARIM
                         The nearest planet in our solar system 
                         was called Surita. When we began to 
                         explore space, we learned she was inhabited.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Did you make contact?

               
                                     NARIM
                         Yes, when we thought they were sufficiently 
                         advanced. They were on a level very 
                         similar to yours.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So what happened?

               
                                     NARIM
                         We offered them a device,to produce 
                         unlimited productive energy. And they 
                         used it to make war.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How bad was it?

               
                                     NARIM
                         In one rotation of our planet, they 
                         had destroyed theirs.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         One day?

               
                                     NARIM
                         The destruction shifted our planet's 
                         orbit point 3 tekanna, enough to begin 
                         a chain of events that... made our world 
                         unstable.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So that would explain why he's so afraid 
                         to give a society like ours any of your 
                         technology.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM
                         Tell me, what were you really doing 
                         outside last night.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Omoc spoke the truth. By setting the 
                         position of your stars, we were able 
                         to calibrate the distance between Earth 
                         and the new home world. It is very far 
                         away, Samantha. Too far to hope for 
                         a ship in our lifetime.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Have you ever thought about staying 
                         here? On earth?
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         I would gladly stay, if only to spend 
                         more time with a certain inhabitant 
                         of this planet. I speak, of course, 
                         of Schrödinger.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         Our escape was a test. You did exactly 
                         what I knew you would do. You used threat 
                         and force to solve your problem.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You didn't give us any other choice.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         You could have come for us unarmed
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey! You haven't exactly behaved like 
                         someone I wanna trust. I'm not gonna 
                         put my team at risk.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         And I will not risk my people in your 
                         care.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Look Omoc. If you're so advanced, why 
                         don't you let your people decide for 
                         themselves?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Narim, this is a free country. Every 
                         year we take in thousands of refugees 
                         fleeing repression. If you request asylum, 
                         you can stay here no matter what Omoc 
                         wants.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         You don't care anything about Narim's 
                         rights. You only want our technology, 
                         nothing more.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         As a matter of fact, I wouldn't mind 
                         knowing how you got the hell out of 
                         this place. Technically speaking of 
                         course.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         You don't need to know how, only that 
                         we did, and we can do it again any time 
                         we need to.
 
               
                                     FEMALE OFFICER
                         Colonel, General Hammond would like 
                         to see you and your team right away, 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Thank you.

               
               
               
               Control Room

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         We've managed to augment the surveillance 
                         video from the multi-purpose room and 
                         some of the corridors with computer 
                         enhancement. You're not going to believe 
                         this.
 
               
               
               
               The Tollan walk through a wall

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Wow! Cool!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         But totally impossible.

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, only from the perspective of our 
                         limited science, apparently.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         We have similar video of them passing 
                         through an elevator door and wall, on 
                         ground level.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This is knowledge far beyond that of 
                         the Goa'uld
 
               
               
               
               Maybourne can be heard

               
               
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         That's exactly what the President and 
                         Joint Chiefs want to hear. Colonel Maybourne, 
                         Sir. NID.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Intelligence? What happened to Kennedy?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Promoted. I took his place.

               
                                     JACK
                         Promoted? Talk about failing upwards.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Colonel O'Neill. I read about your conflict 
                         with Colonel Kennedy in his report. 
                         I assure you, such an attitude will 
                         not prevail with me, in either direction.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I sense that.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Good.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Would you mind telling me exactly why 
                         you're here, Colonel.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You didn't get my advance?

               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
               
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         That's an order releasing the Tollans 
                         to our section. You're to be congratulated, 
                         General, the Stargate program is finally 
                         paying off. This was quite a coup.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Excuse me? These are people we're talking 
                         about.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         These people do have rights, you know?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Do they? Under what nation's jurisdiction.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         How about basic human rights?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I can't release them to you.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I beg your pardon?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I don't believe the President meant 
                         to release these people until they have 
                         been through quarantine. We don't have 
                         any idea what kinds of diseases they 
                         might be carrying.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You're out of your league here, gentlemen. 
                         You're playing in my ballpark now, and 
                         I have the full authority of the President.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So do I, Colonel. Why don't you ask 
                         the airman outside to show you to our 
                         guest quarters?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         That's OK. I'll wait.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That wasn't an invitation. It was an 
                         order, Colonel.
 
               
               
               
               Maybourne leaves the room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         General? Didn't Doctor Frasier give 
                         the Tollans a clean bill of health?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Just don't let her tell Maybourne that. 
                         At most, I've bought us a day, people. 
                         Find me some alternatives.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You're a good man, General.

               
               
               
               Sam and Narim talk, in the Tollans quarters

               
               
               
                                     NARIM
                         Then it doesn't matter how I ask for 
                         asylum?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Maybourne would love that. But you'd 
                         be working for him, on his terms.
 
                         
               
                                     NARIM
                         Then Omoc is correct. Your people will 
                         use our knowledge for war.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's not us. We are dealing with another 
                         part of our Government, one that specialises 
                         in chronic paranoia.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Like Surita. It's going to happen again.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         It doesn't have to ... that's why I 
                         am here. Narim, I am hoping that you 
                         can convince Omoc to consider one of 
                         the other planets we've presented.
 
                         
               
                                     NARIM
                         Look, it's no use. He's right. If they 
                         are all as primitive or more primitive 
                         than you are, Surita could happen on 
                         any of them.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I wish you would stop calling us primitive.
 
                         
               
                                     NARIM
                         I'm sorry. I only meant technologically. 
                         You are anything but primitive, Samantha. 
                         What your mind doesn't know, your heart 
                         fills in.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know what that means, exactly, 
                         but it's beautiful
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Which is exactly what it means.

               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Just what exactly do you hope to get 
                         from these people?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Well, for one, superior weapons.

               
                                     JACK
                         They won't co-operate, you know.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I assure you, Colonel, they will.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I just hung up from talking to the President. 
                         I guess Mr Maybourne has been talking 
                         to him recently.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I did tell you I had his ear, General.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel Maybourne has full authorisation 
                         to relocate the Tollans immediately.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Of course he does.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         To where will you take them?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         To a secure community here in the Rockies.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Nice little community with high walls, 
                         guards, maybe a little barbed wire.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         They're a valuable asset. They need 
                         to be protected.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Nice... forced intellectual labour.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         And life imprisonment.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         These aliens will live a better life 
                         than most Americans. They'll have a 
                         great view, the best food, every convenience, 
                         everything they need.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Everything except a life.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You know the Pentagon, intelligence, 
                         that I can understand, but the President? 
                         I voted for him!
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Colonel, have the Tollans ready for 
                         transport at 0600 tomorrow.
 
               
               
               
               Hammond meets up with the team, outside on the mountain

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         OK, Colonel, want to tell me why I'm 
                         here?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Because Maybourne isn't, Sir

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we wanted to talk to you about 
                         what we could do to keep Maybourne from 
                         taking the Tollan.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         General, we must ensure the Tollans 
                         escape.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I can't let you do that. We'd all be 
                         court martialed.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         General, I'm about a hair away from 
                         not caring. However, Daniel...
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I can't be court martialed, Sir

               
               
               
               The Tollans quarters

               
               
               
                                     OMOC
                         The one you call Maybourne was here 
                         questioning my people, wanting us to 
                         take some sort of tests. And you expect 
                         me to trust you?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Please. Maybourne is from another division 
                         of government. My group is trying to 
                         protect you from him.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         Well, you're not doing a very good job.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, apparently not.

               
                                     OMOC
                         Do you have a new place for us to go?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well... no.

               
                                     OMOC
                         Then we have nothing else to say.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, OK, I do know of a perfect place 
                         you could go, I just don't know how 
                         to get you there.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Well, then, why do you speak of it.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I was kind of hoping that maybe 
                         you'd have the technology to get there.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         This is another trick to gain access 
                         to our technology.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, no it isn't. Listen, there was a 
                         planet we went to where people were 
                         as advanced as you, maybe even more 
                         advanced. They were called the Nox.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         If you went there, why can't we.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well because, they felt about us kind 
                         of like you do. They called us very 
                         young, which I suppose is a hair more 
                         polite than calling us primitive, but, 
                         same idea. Anyway, they sealed their 
                         Stargate, and I don't know how to communicate 
                         with them to get it open.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         Do you know where this planet is?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, I have the co-ordinates right here.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         Then we must go back to the mountaintop.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Really? I can't, I can't get you out 
                         of here.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         That's not a problem.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Right. Oh, but I have to go with you.
 
                         
               
                                     OMOC
                         Give me your hand.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     OMOC
                         Do you wish to come or not?

               
               
               
               They walk through the wall. Daniel and Omoc are on the mountainside
 
               
               
               
               
                                     OMOC
                         The co-ordinates.

               
               
               
               Daniel gives him the co-ordinates and Omoc takes a device from 
               his arm and puts it on the ground. A light shoots out up into 
               the sky.
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Listen, I'm no astronomer, but won't 
                         that take thousands of years to reach 
                         the Nox world?
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         Why would it?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, that's just a laser, right? I 
                         mean light takes a long time to travel 
                         that far.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         The distance between these two points 
                         seems far. Until you do this.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         OK, I remember this from college physics. 
                         One of our scientists, Einstein, explained 
                         this the same way. You are talking about 
                         actually folding space.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         No. You wouldn't understand.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, I guess not. I just hope the Nox 
                         do.
 
               
               
               
               Briefing Room. Narim enters

               
               
               
                                     NARIM
                         Samantha

               
                                     SAM
                         Narim?

               
                                     NARIM
                         Hello.

               
                                     SAM
                         Oh my God, how did you do that?

               
                                     NARIM
                         Very carefully. I have come to say goodbye. 
                         We'll be leaving soon.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So you think Daniel's plan will work?
 
                         
               
                                     NARIM
                         Either way, I will be leaving. However, 
                         I will go reluctantly.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Why?

               
                                     NARIM
                         Because, as of tonight, we will never 
                         meet again.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Oh, come on, you'll forget about me 
                         in a heartbeat.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         I thought you felt that way. That is 
                         why I brought you this.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What is it?

               
                                     NARIM
                         You have audio and visual recording 
                         devices, yes?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah.

               
                                     NARIM
                         This one records emotions. My feelings 
                         for you. I have worn it each time we 
                         were together.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How does it work?

               
                                     NARIM
                         Touch the red triangle and close your 
                         eyes.
 
               
               
               
               She closes her eyes and feels his emotions

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know what to say.

               
                                     NARIM
                         We have a custom that expresses more 
                         than words.
 
               
               
               
               They kiss

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         We have that custom too.

               
               
               
               They continue to kiss, when Daniel enters the room

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Whoops! Sorry. I gotta do some stuff 
                         in here. Actually, I need your help.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         You should probably get going. Don't 
                         forget Schrödinger.
 
               
                                     NARIM
                         Thank you.

               
               
               
               Hammonds Office.

               
               
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Now, I'll need at least one unit of 
                         escorts in the rear transport...
 
               
               
               
               Someone knocks on the door

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Come.

               
                                     FEMALE OFFICER
                         General Hammond. Sir. The refugees,they've 
                         disappeared.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         What do you mean, disappeared?

               
                                     FEMALE OFFICER
                         I mean.like Poof, Sir. They went through 
                         the walls.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I told you to keep guards inside the 
                         room to prevent that from happening 
                         again.
 
               
                                     FEMALE OFFICER
                         We were inside the room, Sir. I stood 
                         in their path myself.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         And?

               
                                     FEMALE OFFICER
                         They went right through me, Sir.

               
               
               
               "Attention, all personnel. Off world activation. Unknown source. 
               "
 
               
               Control Room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What the hell's going on?

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         The mainframe's having a nervous breakdown. 
                         Now the iris is failing.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why is the blast door down? Get it up.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The Tollan are in the gateroom. Daniel is standing with them
 
               
               
               
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         What are they doing. How did they get 
                         here?
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Gate's dialling. Chevron six engaged.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Doctor Jackson, this is Colonel Maybourne. 
                         What you're doing is a court martialable 
                         offence.
 
               
               
               
               Daniel pretends that he can't hear

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         He's not in the military, Colonel, and 
                         I think it'll be kind of tough to find 
                         a civilian law to cover this.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I'll have you removed from this program 
                         forever if you do this.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron seven is locked.

               
               
               
               The gate is open

               
               
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Wherever you send them, we'll hunt them 
                         down.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We're not sending them anywhere, Sir. 
                         The gate was activated off world. Someone 
                         is sending for them.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Who?

               
               
               
               Lya walks through the gate

               
               
               
                                     LYA
                         Hello.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hello, Lya.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         All personnel in the gate room. This 
                         is Colonel Maybourne. I have a Presidential 
                         order to take the aliens with me. Do 
                         not let them pass. Use force if necessary.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The soldiers raise their guns

               
               
               
                                     LYA
                         Your race has learned nothing. But you 
                         have. The Tollans are most welcome to 
                         join the Nox. Please come.
 
               
                                     OMOC
                         Narim was right about you. Perhaps in 
                         time we'll meet again.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Stop! Take one more step and I'll be 
                         forced to have them open fire.
 
               
               
               
               Lya makes the Tollan disappear

               
               
               
                                     LYA
                         Come.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Fire! Fire!

               
               
               
               The soldiers guns vanish

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         God, I love those people.

               
               
               
               Maybourne leaves. The team walk up the ramp and stand by Daniel, 
               who is staring at the gate
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         You did good, Daniel.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What of Maybourne?

               
                                     SAM
                         Oohh, he's not a happy camper.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         There'll be hell to pay when he gets 
                         back to Washington.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, just thinking what the little guy 
                         with funny hair once told us.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         The very young do not always do as they're 
                         told.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

               
               THE END
               
               
               
               

Enigma



Writers :   Katharyn Michaelian Powers
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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