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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 420

                                        "ENTITY"

                                           By

                                     Peter DeLuise




               CONTROL ROOM

               
               Jack walks in standing next to Teal'c and Daniel, Sam is seated 
               at a keyboard.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Chevron 6 encoded.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Glad you could make it Colonel.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Wouldn't miss it Sir, this is my favourite 
                         part.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Chevron 7 locked.

               
               The Gate engages.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Proceeding with MALP transit.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         MALP en route.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You look tense. (to Teal'c)

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No I'd say anxious.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am neither tense nor anxious. Perhaps 
                         concerned.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The address of this planet was procured 
                         from the repository of the Ancients.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Receiving MALP telemetry.

               
               Pictures come through.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Nothing I can see resembles anything 
                         that we know about the Ancients. Architecture, 
                         technology, writing.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Maybe what we're looking at came to 
                         this planet after the Ancients left 
                         it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Teal'c, do you recognise any of this?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not General Hammond.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Nope, neither do I. (Beat as Daniel 
                         and Teal'c look at him) I'm just saying.
 
                         
               
               The MALP takes off.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What's it doing?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Flying Sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         MALP's can't fly.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Apparently they can.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Shouldn't there be a memo on this stuff?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not believe we are still in control.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Run a systems diagnostic on the MALP.
 
                         
               
               The screen goes blank.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's stopped transmitting.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Negative Sir, we're still getting a 
                         strong signal. We should be receiving 
                         video.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Er Major, you should take a look at 
                         this.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir very high frequency oscillations 
                         are being transmitted on a feedback 
                         loop.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         They may be trying to communicate.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         They?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well whoever they are.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Exactly.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir I recommend we disengage the Stargate 
                         and analyse this data before proceeding.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Agreed. Terminate the link.

               
               Sparks start to come out of the computers.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Woah, we've got an EM spike, the system's 
                         overloading.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Shut it down.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         I can't get in.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Try override.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Control systems are locked down. Arghhh.
 
                         
               
               His computer explodes. Sam's gives her an electric shock.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The computer is no longer under our 
                         control.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Emergency disconnect Sir?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do it. Major are you okay?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes Sir.

               
               Jack and Teal'c go into the Gate room and pull a switch, shutting 
               the Gate down.
 
               
               TITLES

               
               Fraiser is in the control room with Davis on a stretcher.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Let's get him to the infirmary. He's 
                         got 1st and 2nd degree burns Sir, mostly 
                         superficial. But I would like to run 
                         some more tests.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very well.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The Stargate control systems and their 
                         redundancies are inoperative including 
                         the iris. The circuitry in these terminals 
                         has been completely fused.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Any idea what that was?

               
                                     CARTER
                         None Sir. The secondary systems are 
                         up and running but that was one hell 
                         of an EM spike. I'd like to run a full 
                         systems diagnostic on the main computer.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         After I treat this hand.

               
                                     CARTER
                         As soon as I get the systems up..

               
                                     FRAISER
                         It is a very bad burn Sam.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Five minutes.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Now!

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Do as the Doctor says.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Thank you Colonel. You, Daniel and Teal'c 
                         are next.
 
               
                                     DANIEL/O'NEILL
                         What? I'm fine.

               
                                     FRAISR
                         Yeah well I would like to be the judge 
                         of that. Some form of energy came through 
                         the Stargate. I think it's only prudent 
                         to make sure there are no physiological 
                         effects to those exposed. ASAP.
 
               
               She leaves.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Who put her in charge?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The US Air Force.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         In medical matters, Dr. Fraiser may 
                         overrule those of any rank.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm not getting all my memos.

               
               Infirmary

               
               Sam is sitting on a bed while Walter is lying down. Sam is having 
               her hand bandaged.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         By the looks of the control room I'd 
                         say you were both very lucky.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         I guess it could have been worse.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I'd like to know what it was trying 
                         to do in the first place. Unfortunately 
                         our best diagnostic tool for figuring 
                         that out has been trashed.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         You're all done here.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Thanks.

               
               She leaves and Teal'c comes in. The computer then starts to display 
               all sorts of images.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Reporting as requested.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Thanks Teal'c. Just take a seat.

               
               Sam's lab.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Can you freeze it just before it cuts 
                         out, I wanna get a video capture of 
                         this hub thing. Might be able to cross-reference 
                         the architecture. No, on second thought 
                         I don't think this place is even remotely 
                         connected to ancient Earth.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         There. This is the start of the strange 
                         high frequency oscillations. They began 
                         seconds after we lost video and started 
                         to multiply exponentially. After that 
                         the oscillations maxed out our equipment 
                         and made it impossible to easure them. 
                         Now if I isolate this smaller more detailed 
                         signal, and expand the timeline, there 
                         it's a waveform of some kind.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The alien signal.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Piggybacked on the MALP telemetry, that 
                         must be how it managed to come back 
                         through an outgoing wormhole. I can't 
                         properly analyse it until I get the 
                         computers back up, my hands are tied.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well there are other computers in the 
                         world.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Not that I can access. General Hammond 
                         has put the SGC under quarantine.
 
                         
               
               The security camera watches them.

               
               Control Room.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So information was accessed?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Apparently.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why? By what?

               
                                     CARTER
                         We don't know Sir, but it branched out 
                         through very specific areas. Network 
                         and language software followed by system 
                         and application software.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Learning to read, learning to talk.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         And knowledge of our systems.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You're saying something was inside our 
                         computers?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well we're just guessing at this point.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Whatever it was, we managed to interrupt 
                         it before it could complete its entire 
                         scan of our computer.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Were you able to determine anything 
                         further from the MALP transmission?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Not a single reference on or off world 
                         that even remotely resembles the architecture, 
                         it's entirely alien.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         We're running a virus scan and purging 
                         the entire mainframe but it's a long 
                         process. Our file allocation tables 
                         were corrupted by the surge and there 
                         are sectors we'll never be able to recover.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm maintaining DEFCON2 and keeping 
                         the mountain locked down until you can 
                         tell me with confidence there will be 
                         no further repercussions.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes Sir.

               
               MALP room. The MALP suddenly moves.

               
               Briefing Room. Hammond sits at the head of the table, Jack to 
               his right, then Sam, Daniel. Janet sits to his left next to Teal'c.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So it's a probe.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No we're saying it's like a probe. We 
                         actually don't know what to call it.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We do know that before we were able 
                         to cut it off a structured EM wave managed 
                         to navigate over half of our computer 
                         system.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         For what reason?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well we sent a probe to their world.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So we're calling it a probe?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sure. The point is we don't know what 
                         would have happened if we hadn't interrupted 
                         it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It did an awful lot of damage.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps that was the intention.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Or maybe it was intended to have been 
                         passive but just so advanced it overwhelmed 
                         our system. We really have no way of 
                         knowing.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         What is this?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Those are the high frequency oscillations 
                         we received. They're time magnified 
                         and scaled for detail.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Looks like high amplitude tracings of 
                         an EEG.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Like a brain wave?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yeah.

               
               The lights go off and a picture from the security camera appears 
               on the screen behind Hammond.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hello.

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's still here.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What the probe?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Whatever it is. It must have been sustaining 
                         itself in our secondary systems while 
                         we were cleaning up the computer.
 
                         
               
               Jack gets up and the camera follows him projecting his image 
               onto the screen.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Do I look fat?

               
               DANIEL; It's like it wants us to know that its here.

               
               Jack makes a sloppy salute.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Come here often? (Files scroll on the 
                         screen until Jack's is displayed. "John 
                         O'Neill") Yeah all right that's me.
 
                         
               
               Camera pans to Sam and Daniel and displays their records. For 
               the record Sam's DoB is 29/12/68. Peter DeLuise is also shown 
               under Lee van Cleef- Team Designation SG1- Rank - Master. LOL 
               ( For the totally dense as yself,according to my Dad, LvC was 
               in the Good the Bad and the Ugly. PdL is definitely good. ) 
               Siler then comes up the stairs.
 
               
                                     SILER
                         Beg your pardon Sir, the dialling sequencer 
                         just went down.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Take it off line Sergeant.

               
                                     SILER
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's learning.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Learning what?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         About us. Who we are, what we do here.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Put a stop to it Major.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We don't even know its intentions.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Doctor, I can't allow an alien technology 
                         into our computer systems whatever it's 
                         intentions.
 
               
               Control Room

               
               Jack, Daniel and Hammond come down the stairs. Sam is already 
               there.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Have we maintained quarantine?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes Sir, for the moment we're still 
                         isolated.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I don't want to risk contamination of 
                         the outside world. I want whatever this 
                         is stopped right here right now.
 
               
               The camera follows Jack from side to side.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I think it likes me.

               
                                     CARTER
                         From what I can decipher Sir, it's like 
                         a computer program incredibly invasive 
                         but as complex as a DNA strand and it's 
                         growing. It's eating more and more memory.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Can you remove it?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well this will take a complete shutdown 
                         of all systems on base connected to 
                         the mainframe, followed by a low level 
                         format of all drives. Unfortunately 
                         Sir, any and all data not properly backed 
                         up before this event will be destroyed. 
                         But it's the only way to be sure.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Understood. Do it.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We'll be out of commission for a while 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I've already alerted all off world teams 
                         to stay put until further notice.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes Sir. Sergeant?

               
                                     SILER
                         Stand by for a base wide systems power 
                         down. Powering down.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey. (The camera stops following him)
 
                         
               
               In the MALP room something is building. Looks like a Borg alcove 
               with a computer screen and keyboard at the front.
 
               
               Control Room

               
                                     SILER
                         All scans came back clean Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you Sergeant.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We may have only lost data from the 
                         last 24 hours before the event. We'll 
                         know more when I can hook up with the 
                         SGC archives at the Pentagon.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'd like you and Sergeant Siler to double-check 
                         your results before we do that.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     SILER
                         Major?

               
                                     CARTER
                         You're kidding.

               
               Corridor

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter! Emergency lighting?

               
                                     CARTER
                         In the MALP room yes Sir, a small power 
                         usage anomaly. General Hammond said 
                         we should check it out before we resume 
                         normal operations.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Forget to change a light bulb Siler?
 
                         
               
                                     SILER
                         Not my job Sir. Yes sir, lightbulb, 
                         very amusing.
 
               
               Jack's key card won't work so he touches the door.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's warm.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Fire?

               
                                     SILER
                         Alarms would be going off by now Major.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's been welded from the inside.

               
                                     CARTER
                         By who, there's been nobody on this 
                         level since the power shutdown.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Get a torch.

               
               The MALP room.

               
               Jack, Sam, Teal'c and Daniel all come in with weapons. Well all 
               except Daniel.
 
               
               They see what looks like a Borg alcove to me.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What is it?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't know Sir. I think we robbed 
                         the alien program of an environment 
                         so it created one.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It appears to be sustaining itself from 
                         the electric power from the emergency 
                         light system.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Must have got into the MALP's, survived 
                         on battery power while we were shut 
                         down and built this memory mainframe 
                         while we were on emergency power.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Memory mainframe?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I know for a fact we wiped out a ton 
                         of it. This program must use incredible 
                         compression; it must be able to reproduce 
                         itself from a fraction of its original 
                         size. And now it's expanding into whatever 
                         available memory it can find.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Okay. (into radio) General, we're gonna 
                         need some claymores down here.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You wanna blow it up?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir we've completely isolated this area 
                         of the base, there is no chance of reinfection 
                         of our computer.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's obviously trying to survive.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So do bacteria.

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's trying to communicate.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So do bact.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir I agree with Daniel. This is a life 
                         form, obviously intelligent. Now we 
                         have been in the exact same position 
                         as this alien entity I don't know how 
                         many times. On another planet, cut off 
                         from our world, trying to stay alive.
 
                         
               
               General Hammond arrives.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What in God's name?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well General, whatever got into our 
                         computers has apparently built a nest.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Overnight?

               
                                     CARTER
                         According to the security log there 
                         hasn't been any human activity in the 
                         MALP room for over 36 hours.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         For the record Sir, I want to blow it 
                         to hell, these folks wanna chat with 
                         it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Are you absolutely certain it can't 
                         reconnect to our computers?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's surviving on an emergency circuit 
                         which is battery powered so it's isolated 
                         from the rest of the base. We can kill 
                         it just by severing that connection.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How do you intend to proceed?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well Sir, it's provided an interface, 
                         I'd like to at least make contact with 
                         it. If anything goes wrong, we just 
                         cut the power.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very well.

               
               Sam goes to the keyboard. She types in "What is your purpose 
               here?" It types back, "What is yours?"
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Maybe it's trying to figure out why 
                         we sent a probe to its world.
 
               
               Sam types "We are explorers" The S repeats and repeats. Electricity 
               is going through the keyboard into her hands.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major Carter?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter!

               
               Jack cuts the connection.

               
               Infirmary

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Start an EEG and an EKG. On my count. 
                         3,2,1. (They lift her onto the bed) 
                         Are we in? (Sam flatlines.) Charge the 
                         paddle to 100. Take over. (She listens 
                         to Sam's chest) It's normal sinus rhythm. 
                         Sir?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What? What is it?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         These readings match those that infected 
                         the computer in the first place. It's 
                         inside her.
 
               
               Observation room overlooking Sam.

               
               Jack is in the room with Sam. Janet, Daniel, Teal'c and Hammond 
               are in the observation room.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         These weaker readings are Major Carter's, 
                         these are the entity's.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         How can a computer program be inside 
                         a human brain?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Sam said the entity was looking for 
                         memory within which to expand. The human 
                         brain is capable of storing terabytes 
                         of information.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How do you intend to remove it?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         I doubt it's even possible Sir. I mean 
                         more and more of her brain is being 
                         stimulated and it's impossible to tell 
                         whether her memory is being suppressed, 
                         overwritten or erased entirely.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         General Hammond. I recommend Major Carter 
                         be placed under armed guard.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If an alien entity has somehow invaded 
                         her body, then she is a security risk 
                         and must be treated as such.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I agree with Teal'c. The entity has 
                         fooled us twice. I'll be damned if I 
                         let it do it again. She's to remain 
                         under guard at all times.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yes Sir.

               
               Sam's room.

               
               Sam opens her eyes.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter? (looking up at the observation 
                         room) She's conscious.
 
               
               Sam makes the sloppy salute mimicking Jack in the control room.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Can you talk?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Colonel, her PET scan resembles that 
                         of someone who has been the victim of 
                         a stroke. Parts of her brain seem very 
                         active, other seem dormant or suppressed. 
                         The entity does has complete motor control 
                         however, it might be able to communicate 
                         with a speech synthesizer if I explain 
                         its operation.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Just concentrate on getting it out of 
                         her will ya?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         I don't know how Sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What about the Tok'ra or Asgard, don't 
                         they owe us a favour by now?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Til this situation is resolved Colonel, 
                         we're still under quarantine. That means 
                         from our allies as well. We cannot risk 
                         the entity leaving this facility.
 
                         
               
               MALP room.

               
                                     SILER
                         Looks like it used a capacitor from 
                         the MALP to deliver a charge right through 
                         the keyboard Sir.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well don't touch it.

               
                                     SILER
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam said it was growing, expanding.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps the entity that possessed her 
                         sensed that Major Carter's mind was 
                         a more efficient storage vessel?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It was a trap.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Trap?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yep. It was watching us the whole time.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Er, so you're saying it knew Sam and 
                         I wanted to make contact with it?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         And this device was created as a delivery 
                         system in order to invade the body of 
                         Major Carter.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         So basically you're saying if we had 
                         just listened to you in the first place 
                         and blown it up. No seriously, I'm asking, 
                         is that what you're saying?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If we had destroyed the entity Daniel 
                         Jackson, Major Carter would not have 
                         been adversely affected.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, I know your first instinct is 
                         to protect, both of you, that's your 
                         job, that's what you do but no matter 
                         what happens, no matter how this turns 
                         out, Sam wasn't wrong to try to communicate 
                         with it.
 
               
               Daniel leaves. Camera focuses on Jack.

               
               Sam's room.

               
               Jack walks in, Sam is sitting up.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         O'Neill.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's right. (To SF) Go get the Doc. 
                         (To Entity) And you are?
 
               
                                     ENTITY
                         I am within. You are O'Neill.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, we've established that.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         This one has memory of you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The one you're talking about is a person. 
                         Her name is Major Samantha Carter.
 
                         
               
                                     ENTITY
                         Then I am Major.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No. No you're not.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         We understand you have taken control 
                         of Major Carter, but you're not her.
 
                         
               
                                     ENTITY
                         There was no other choice. No other 
                         place to go. You wish to terminate.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Still do.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         But you will not. Not now. I have observed. 
                         You value the life of one.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes we do.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         This one is important.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         She is.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         For this reason, this one was chosen. 
                         You will not terminate this one in order 
                         to destroy me.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         It went into Sam out of self preservation.
 
                         
               
                                     ENTITY
                         I cannot be removed from this mind without 
                         terminating. You will not terminate 
                         this one. None of you will. Therefore 
                         I will survive.
 
               
               Briefing Room.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         The entity insists Sam's mind is intact 
                         but I can't detect anything beyond the 
                         barest trace. I believe even if I was 
                         somehow able to remove it she would 
                         be essentially brain dead
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I see.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Then why does the entity insist that 
                         Sam's mind is still within.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's the only way to keep us from killing 
                         it.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Or it's telling the truth and we just 
                         can't detect it.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yeah well, even if Sam is still in there 
                         somewhere it won't be for long. The 
                         entity's influence is still growing 
                         within her mind and there is nothing 
                         I can do to stop it.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What course of action remains?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It wants to survive so we offer to send 
                         it home.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This alien technology is capable of 
                         travelling back to us through an outgoing 
                         wormhole. I won't risk the same thing 
                         happening again. I've already ordered 
                         that the co-ordinates be locked out 
                         of the dialling computer.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Let me talk to it. Maybe we can convince 
                         it to leave willingly.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very well Dr. Jackson. Dismissed. Jack?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Sir?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We may have to make some difficult choices. 
                         I know that Major Carter means a great 
                         deal to you.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         She's a very valuable member of my team 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes she is.

               
               Teal'c walks along the corridor outside Sam's room and hands 
               a zat to Jack. Jack and Daniel walk into the room.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         My name is Daniel.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         I am aware.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Right, you read my file.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Then you know I am a scientist.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         Yes. You have determined I cannot be 
                         extracted.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         I will now offer information in exchange 
                         for continued survival.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We don't want your information, we want 
                         Sam.
 
               
                                     ENTITY
                         Leaving this mind would cause termination.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You left that thing you constructed 
                         in the MALP room. Go back.
 
               
                                     ENTITY
                         I have already grown beyond its capacity.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why did you do this? Why did you come 
                         here in the first place?
 
               
                                     ENTITY
                         You attacked.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, we sent a probe.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's something we do to determine whether 
                         or not a place is safe for humans.
 
                         
               
                                     ENTITY
                         Radio energy was emitted from your probe. 
                         Contagion. Much damage was caused within.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Within what?

               
                                     ENTITY
                         Within us. It spread before we understood 
                         it was poison.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You're saying your world was damaged 
                         by radio waves from one probe?
 
               
                                     ENTITY
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We didn't mean to hurt you, it was a 
                         misunderstanding.
 
               
                                     ENTITY
                         Yet is done.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         So you came here to, to what?

               
                                     ENTITY
                         Preserve.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Preserve your world?

               
                                     ENTITY
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         How?

               
                                     ENTITY
                         By destroying you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well that's not going to happen.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         Transmission was interrupted. If I had 
                         been able to complete transmisson, you 
                         would have been destroyed. My world 
                         would have been preserved.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well in a way, you succeeded. We won't 
                         go back there. You can repair the damage 
                         we did and we won't send any more probes 
                         through.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes we will.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We'll send dozens of them, one after 
                         another. I don't care what it does.
 
                         
               
                                     ENTITY
                         No.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Leave her now.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         You won't.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You've read my file, think again.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         I must preserve.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Fine stick to your guns then!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel, we're gonna do this my way.
 
                         
               
                                     ENTITY
                         You can't.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You're damned right we can.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         No, please.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Leave her.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         I must preserve.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         If you wanna preserve your world, leave 
                         Major Carter right now.
 
               
               Sam's hand shakes and she then pulls off the wires and jumps 
               out of bed.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Stand down. Let her go.

               
               Daniel and Jack follow her along with Teal'c and Hammond from 
               the observation room. Janet makes a phone call.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         We've got an emergency situation, code 
                         649.
 
               
               Sam walks down the corridor to be met by 2 SF's. She raises her 
               arms to release energy into the ceiling.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe the alien is attempting to 
                         return to the mainframe.
 
               
               Jack zats her. She carries on and Jack is forced to zat her a 
               second time. Janet arrives and she and Jack go over to Sam who 
               is lying on the floor.
 
               
               Janet walks into Sam's room where Jack is sitting alone with 
               her.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Still no change. I don't know if she 
                         ever told you this Colonel, but Sam 
                         made a living will. No extraordinary 
                         means.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, she told me.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         There's no brain activity of any kind, 
                         no brain wave from either Sam or the 
                         entity. She's being kept alive entirely 
                         on life support. I think it's time to 
                         let her go Sir.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Just give it a minute, huh.

               
               Daniel and Teal'c walk in.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Just thought you should know, Hammond 
                         ordered the mainframe thing in the MALP 
                         room destroyed in case the entity managed 
                         to find it's way back in there, it's 
                         probably what it was trying to do.
 
                         
               
               Jack, Teal'c and Daniel stand staring at Sam.

               
               Control Room

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Sir we're go for a systems restart.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Proceed Sergeant.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yes Sir.

               
               Siler and two others are laying claymores in the MALP room.
 
               
               
                                     DAVIS
                         All operational systems are back on 
                         line.
 
               
               The computer thing in the MALP room suddenly starts.

               
                                     SILER
                         Get back.

               
               Control Room

               
                                     DAVIS
                         It's the MALP room Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (over tannoy) SG1 to the MALP room immediately.
 
                         
               
               Sam's room

               
               SG-1 gets up and goes to the MALP room.

               
               MALP Room

               
                                     SILER
                         I think our friend is back Sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Alright lets blow it.

               
               The computer screen suddenly types "I am here"

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Look at 
                         this.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The entity.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No it said it couldn't go back. It's 
                         Sam.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Daniel, I shot her twice.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         After it transferred Sam's consciousness 
                         out of her body. You killed the entity 
                         after it put Sam into this, this thing. 
                         She's in here.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why? Why would it do that?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You demanded it. You threatened to send 
                         an army of probes through to its homeworld. 
                         Saving Sam and allowing itself to be 
                         killed was the only way to preserve 
                         its homeworld.
 
               
               Jack picks up the phone.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Get me Hammond.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hammond.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General, we've got a situation down 
                         here.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Same here Colonel. I'm on my way.

               
               MALP Room

               
               Janet has moved Sam into the MALP room on her bed.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         This EEG matches Sam's. I don't know 
                         how but it's her.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So what do we do?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         There's nothing I can do Sir but to 
                         provide a conduit for her to return 
                         into her own body.
 
               
               Teal'c raises his zat gun.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The entity has deceived us on several 
                         occasions.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Go ahead Doctor.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yes Sir.

               
               She flicks a switch and Sam jerks with the electric current. 
               She then takes a breath.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         She's back.

               
               Teal'c lowers his weapon.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey Carter, where you been?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's gone?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes it is.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I was shouting for you to hear.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We heard.

               
               The camera pans back over the entire team.

               
               THE END

               

Entity



Writers :   Peter DeLuise
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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