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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 714

                                       "FALLOUT"

                                           By

                             Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie

               
               
               The gate has activated and Hammond rushes up into the control 
               center.
 
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Receiving a signal Sir, it's the Kelownans.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Open the iris.

               
               Hammond walks into the main gate room; Jonas Quinn walks through 
               the gate.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Mr. Quinn, it's good to see you again!
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         It's good to see you to Sir. I wish 
                         it was under better circumstances. We 
                         need to talk.
 
               
               Control Room.

               
                                     JONAS
                         For the past several months we've been 
                         analyzing the data on the crystal left 
                         behind by Thanos. It was the Goa'uld 
                         that occupied our planet three thousand 
                         years ago. Now our progress at first 
                         was very slow but we recently made a 
                         major, major discovery. It turns out 
                         that Naquadria was not originally present.
 
                         
               
               Jonas puts some sheets down in the middle of the table.

               
                                     SAM
                         What do you mean?

               
                                     JONAS
                         It's not native to our planet.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't understand, it exists in mineral 
                         deposits underground.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Right, I know it does now but we believe 
                         that those deposits were originally 
                         made up of ordinary Naquada.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I assume this makes sense to you.

               
                                     SAM
                         Actually, no it doesn't.

               
                                     JONAS
                         We found a reference to a process the 
                         Goa'uld discovered which allowed them 
                         to convert raw Naquada into Naquadria 
                         while it was still underground. Now 
                         somehow it started a change reaction 
                         which has continued on down through 
                         the veins getting deeper and deeper 
                         and deeper and we believe that the process 
                         is ongoing.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Are you saying that at this very moment, 
                         there are deposits of Naquada on your 
                         planet that are being transformed into 
                         Naquadria?
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Yes, one very large one in particular. 
                         We only recently discovered it because 
                         it's so many miles beneath the surface 
                         of our planet. But as the conversion 
                         process goes deeper, the heat and pressure 
                         get higher.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         And Naquadria is highly unstable.

               
                                     JONAS
                         We believe that when it reaches a certain 
                         depth, it's going to explode, with enough 
                         force to obliterate Kelowna.
 
               
               The setting is now in Jonas' lab on Kelowna. Jonas and Carter 
               are there. Jonas is doing something on a laptop; Carter is walking 
               around behind him.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         The first few records of the conversion 
                         process that we found were pretty vague. 
                         To tell the truth I was half convinced 
                         that I had made a mistake in the translation, 
                         then we came across these test results, 
                         which show the ratio of Naquada to Naquadria 
                         achieved by the process. Check this 
                         out.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So the Naquada that isn't converted 
                         breaks down into lighter elements?
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         You know for the longest time I was 
                         wondering why we never found any Naquadria 
                         anywhere else in the galaxy and now 
                         I'm thinking it's because it doesn't 
                         exist in nature at all.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Which would explain why none of the 
                         other Goa'uld knew about it until Anubis 
                         probed your mind.
 
               
               The door opens and a female Kelownan walks in, her head looking 
               down at something in her hands.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         We've got the latest geological data, 
                         it looks like.. ( Looks up and sees 
                         Sam.).. oh, hello.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Hi.

               
                                     JONAS
                         Oh, Samantha Carter this is Kyanna Seer. 
                         Sam.. Carter.. She helps me out on the 
                         translations.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         I've heard a lot about you Major. We 
                         could really use your expertise right 
                         now.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         What have you got?

               
                                     KYANNA
                         It looks like the Naquadria has progressed 
                         deeper then we thought.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How much time do we have?

               
                                     KYANNA
                         A few weeks, a month, it's hard to say.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We need to know how the conversion process 
                         works if we want to find a way to stop 
                         it.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Yeah, but the information stored on 
                         the crystals is incomplete.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well then we'll have to figure it out 
                         for ourselves.
 
               
               Back in the gate room, the Gate has activated and Hammond and 
               Daniel are standing at the bottom of the ramp. Three Kelownan's 
               walk out of the gate and down the ramp.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Ambassador, welcome to Earth.

               
                                     MINISTER
                         Actually, it's First Minister now.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         First Minister.

               
                                     MINISTER
                         This is Ven Uramal and Alucia Tarthis. 
                         The Terranian and Andarrie representatives 
                         on the joint council.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Right this way.

               
               Daniel and Hammond lead the three Kelownans into the briefing 
               room.
 
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         I assumed that Jonas Quinn would be 
                         joining us.
 
               
                                     MINISTER
                         He sends his apologies, but at the moment 
                         he is devoting his attention to the 
                         Naquadria problem.
 
               
                                     VEN
                         Has any progress been made?

               
                                     MINISTER
                         So far very little I'm afraid. But I 
                         believe that with the dissipation of 
                         our friends from Earth, a solution will 
                         be found soon.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Of course we all hope that's the case, 
                         but you may want to consider making 
                         some contingency plans.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We can offer you limited relocation 
                         through the Stargate.
 
               
                                     MINISTER
                         Limited?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         A full evacuation of an industrialized 
                         world is a practical impossibility.
 
                         
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         I'm not sure that I understand. You 
                         invited us here to propose that we abandon 
                         Langarra?
 
               
                                     MINISTER
                         Langarra is the new name of our planet. 
                         It's from an ancient dialect common 
                         to all three nations.
 
               
                                     VEN
                         A symbol of our new unity.

               
                                     JACK
                         It has a nice ring to it.

               
                                     VEN
                         It was chosen by a committee.

               
                                     ALUCIA
                         We understand that if this problem cannot 
                         be solved, then Kelowna will suffer 
                         severe devastation, at which point we 
                         are prepared to offer humanitarian aid 
                         to the survivors.
 
               
                                     VEN
                         Of course we have limited resources 
                         but we pledge to do what we can.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Are you kidding?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Has no one explained this to you?

               
                                     MINISTER
                         We've tried, they seem unwilling to 
                         accept the truth.
 
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         If you knew more about our history then 
                         you'd understand our reluctance to believe 
                         Kelownan propaganda.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well our own scientists have studied 
                         the problem and while it is true that 
                         Kelowna will bear the brunt of the initial 
                         explosion, in fact by our calculations 
                         over half of the country's land mass 
                         will be destroyed. You're not taking 
                         into account the amount of dust that 
                         will be thrown into the upper atmosphere. 
                         It will block the sunlight and lower 
                         the average surface temperature significantly. 
                         For all intents and purposes, your entire 
                         planet will be uninhabitable.
 
               
               Back with Carter, Jonas and Kyanna.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         This doesn't make any sense. Naquadria 
                         is a heavier, less stable isotope then 
                         Naquada. The conversion should require 
                         the continuous input of large amounts 
                         of energy.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Yeah, but it seems to be continuing 
                         on its own.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Which is impossible.

               
                                     SAM
                         Not necessarily, low energy fusion can 
                         occur in the presence of certain sub-atomic 
                         catalysts like moolans.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         But I believe that only works for extremely 
                         light materials such as Deterium.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Wow, Kelownan understanding of particle 
                         physics seems to have come a long way 
                         recently.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         We're quick learners.

               
                                     SAM
                         Well in any case, I wasn't thinking 
                         about moolans specifically. There are 
                         certain other sub-atomic particles which 
                         could catalyze this reaction. The real 
                         question is why didn't this planet blow 
                         up a long time ago.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         What do you mean?

               
                                     SAM
                         I think that the reason you haven't 
                         been able to figure out the process 
                         is because you've been working under 
                         the assumption that this transformation 
                         began three thousand years ago.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         But that's what the historical data 
                         indicates.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Maybe so, but if you put that aside 
                         for a moment and assume that in the 
                         presence of the right catalysts.. you 
                         can account for this reaction. It's 
                         just a lot faster then you thought.
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         How much faster?

               
                                     SAM
                         A deposit the size of the one you recently 
                         discovered could take as little as a 
                         few years to transform completely.
 
                         
               
               The room starts shaking violently.

               
                                     SAM
                         What was that?

               
               Back in the control room on Earth.

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Receiving video transmission Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major, what's your situation?

               
                                     SAM
                         Most of the fires that were caused by 
                         the Earthquake are under control now 
                         Sir. Dr Frasier is organizing the distribution 
                         of medical supplies.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I find it hard to believe that this 
                         was a coincidence.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It wasn't, we traced the epicenter of 
                         the quake to a small deposit of converted 
                         Naquadria located about 20KM under the 
                         surface.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         A small pocket?

               
                                     SAM
                         When the main deposit goes Sir, we estimate 
                         that the explosion will be about one 
                         hundred thousand times more powerful.
 
                         
               
               Back in the briefing room.

               
                                     VEN
                         This planet.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Madronas.

               
                                     VEN
                         And how far away is it?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Approximately 14,000 light years.

               
                                     JACK
                         Give or take.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The Madronan's are a peaceful, advanced 
                         society with the resources to accept 
                         many thousands of refugees.
 
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         Jonas Quinn's reports refer to several 
                         uninhabited planets capable of sustaining 
                         life. The Andarrie government might 
                         consider relocation if one of these 
                         were made available.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Without infrastructure, any uninhabited 
                         planet would not be able to sustain 
                         many Langarran refugees.
 
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         I'm not suggesting one planet for all 
                         of us.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You want your own planet?

               
                                     ALUCIA
                         The Andarrie people would welcome a 
                         fresh start, given the oppression we've 
                         suffered in the past.
 
               
                                     VEN
                         The only thing you suffered under Terranian 
                         rule was peace and good government.
 
                         
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         And mass arrests, summary executions..
 
                         
               
                                     VEN
                         In response to terrorist attacks against 
                         innocent civilians.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         WOAH! We're getting a bit off topic 
                         here don't you think?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Three separate relocations is just not 
                         practical. Madronas is your best bet 
                         to save as many lives as possible.
 
                         
               
               Somewhere in one of the SGC labs, Hammond and the First Minister 
               walk in to find Jonas Quinn and Carter.
 
               
                                     MINISTER
                         Jonas, Major Carter. General Hammond 
                         tells me that you've discovered something 
                         about the conversion process.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well we determined that the transformation 
                         must have begun with a massive bombardment 
                         of sub-atomic particles which catalyzed 
                         the reaction and allowed it to continue 
                         without more energy. It's possible to 
                         create these particles in the lab. But 
                         there's really only one way they could 
                         have been produced in sufficient quantity 
                         and with enough energy to penetrate 
                         several miles into the crust of the 
                         planet.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         It was the Naquadria bomb test. The 
                         test that was conducted two years ago. 
                         We did this to ourselves.
 
               
                                     MINISTER
                         Historical documents indicate that Thanos 
                         was destroyed in some cataclysmic event. 
                         Maybe this was the explosion that triggered 
                         the chain reaction.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It did, at least in the case of the 
                         Naquada deposit near the surface.
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         It appears that Thanos managed to create 
                         a small amount of Naquadria in the lab. 
                         Something went wrong and the resulting 
                         explosion released the sub-atomic particles 
                         which catalyzed the conversion of the 
                         first vein of Naquada. The rest of the 
                         deposit transformed in less then a year.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         After that, it simply lay in the ground. 
                         Another ten thousand years and it would 
                         have decayed back into Naquada if you 
                         hadn't mined it first.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Then we set off the bomb, which started 
                         the conversion of the second deeper 
                         vein.
 
               
               Back in the briefing room once again.

               
                                     VEN
                         This is outrageous, if what you say 
                         is true, the Kelownan government bears 
                         full responsibility for the imminent 
                         destruction of Langarra.
 
               
                                     MINISTER
                         Your governments formed an alliance 
                         for the expressed purpose of attacking 
                         Kelowna, we were merely looking to defend 
                         ourselves.
 
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         We only went to a heightened war alert 
                         after we learned of your research.
 
                         
               
                                     MINISTER
                         And that goes to prove that you were 
                         spying on us.
 
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         What choice did we have? We certainly 
                         weren't going to rely on the Kelownan 
                         government to tell us the truth.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Councilors, please.

               
                                     VEN
                         These talks will have to be suspended 
                         until I can confer with my cabinet.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh' for crying out loud.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack..

               
                                     JACK
                         Who cares whose fault it is?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack..

               
                                     JACK
                         Your planet is gonna blow up!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack!

               
                                     JACK
                         The whole damn planet Daniel!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay. I think it's best if we all just 
                         take a little recess right now.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         God.

               
               Jack and Daniel walk towards the door.

               
                                     JACK
                         General.

               
               Jack, Teal'c and Daniel are walking down a passageway.

               
                                     JACK
                         I say we send a packet.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We can't give up on them yet, we still 
                         have the potential to save thousands 
                         of lives here.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         And yet curiously, they don't seem to 
                         understand or care.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         This is diplomacy, this is the way the 
                         game is played. It takes patience.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah? Well I'm fresh out.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         As am I.

               
               Jack and Teal'c walk into a lift, the doors start to close.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         I think you're on your own.

               
               On Kelowna, in Jonas' lab.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         No matter how many times we go over 
                         this, we're still going to come to the 
                         same conclusion. There's simply no way 
                         to reverse the process.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Maybe we don't have to. According to 
                         the latest geological data there's a 
                         minor fault line crossing the vein of 
                         Naquada, about a kilometer above the 
                         large deposit.
 
               
               Sam hands the papers containing the data to Jonas.

               
                                     SAM
                         If we could somehow trigger a move along 
                         the fault line we could isolate the 
                         advancing Naquadria and break off the 
                         chain reaction before it gets any deeper.
 
                         
               
                                     KYANNA
                         And how do we do that?

               
                                     SAM
                         We set off a large explosion near the 
                         fault. Stargate Command could provide 
                         a small nuclear device that would do 
                         the trick, the only problem is that 
                         we'd have to get down there. Which means 
                         drilling through 20 kilometers of solid 
                         rock.
 
               
               Kyanna and Jonas look at each other thoughtfully.

               
                                     SAM
                         What?

               
                                     JONAS
                         There's something I wanna show you.
 
                         
               
               In some large building, there appears to be what looks like a 
               huge drill. Carter, Jonas and Kyanna walk up to it.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         It took us two and a half years to build 
                         and it cost over half the annual Kelownan 
                         research budget. A deep underground 
                         excavation vehicle.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Cool.

               
               Onboard the vehicle.

               
                                     JONAS
                         The fore and aft sections have both 
                         been outfitted with titanium cutter 
                         heads. Each of which can withstand or 
                         apply thrust of up to fifty metric tons.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         What kind of mobility are we talking 
                         about?
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Oh', about 80 meters per hour. Hey look 
                         I know it's not fast enough but I do 
                         have an idea for a little adjustment 
                         that will give us a lot more speed.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Tokra tunnel crystals!

               
                                     JONAS
                         Modified of course, to work in conjunction 
                         with the cutter heads.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Pretty impressive, do you mind if I 
                         take a look at your power systems?
 
                         
               
               Jonas points up a ladder. Carter climbs up it.

               
                                     JONAS
                         After you.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         Do we have to show her everything?
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         Kyanna.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         Everybody has an agenda Jonas and her 
                         people have made no secret of their 
                         interests in our Naquadria deposits.
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         Look, I've wanted to come forward with 
                         this for a long time but I always got 
                         overruled by the cabinet. Now we have 
                         no choice.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         We don't need her. We can go to the 
                         Tokra ourselves.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         I worked with these people for over 
                         a year, I trust them with my life.
 
                         
               
               The two of them kiss.

               
                                     JONAS
                         Don't worry.

               
               Back in the briefing room.

               
                                     ALUCIA
                         The machine was designed to mine Naquadria. 
                         According to the terms of our alliance, 
                         any information relating to Naquadria 
                         is to be shared. We were purposely misled.
 
                         
               
                                     MINISTER
                         We had every intention of telling you 
                         once the prototype was fully operational.
 
                         
               
                                     VEN
                         Do you take us for idiots? It was you 
                         that created this disaster, and now 
                         you expect benefit by acquiring alien 
                         technology?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think we can all agree that the Kelownan 
                         government didn't come forward with 
                         this information sooner. However regarding 
                         the Tokra crystals, you really have 
                         no choice. Otherwise you will not be 
                         able to reach the Naquadria vein in 
                         time to save your world. It's that simple.
 
                         
               
               Back on the mining vessel.

               
                                     SAM
                         Wow, Jonas. This technology is beyond 
                         anything I've seen in Kelowna before.
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         Well I did make a few suggestions for 
                         some adjustments based on what I learned 
                         at Stargate Command.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's pretty amazing.

               
                                     JONAS
                         I'll tell you, most of the credit goes 
                         to Kyanna.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Kyanna?

               
                                     JONAS
                         Yeah, she took what she learned from 
                         me and she made modifications to the 
                         hydraulics, the shielding mechanisms, 
                         everything. I'm telling you, without 
                         her, this thing would be months away 
                         from being operational.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So you two have been working pretty 
                         closely on this.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         I guess.

               
               Sam looks at Jonas.

               
                                     JONAS
                         What!?

               
                                     SAM
                         Come on Jonas, I'm not blind. What's 
                         going on?
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Let's just say that it's in the development 
                         stage, although I do find her interesting.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I'll bet you do.

               
               Kyanna walks alone into Jonas' lab. She pulls out some sort of 
               syringe and injects her arm with it. She walks out of the lab 
               after this.
 
               
               Back in the SGC Gate room. Teal'c is walking down the ramp carrying 
               a large metal box.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Teal'c, I trust that your mission was 
                         a success.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed. The crystals you requested.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         How are the negotiations progressing?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, they finally agreed to send a 
                         three person delegation to Madronas 
                         evaluate the planet as a potential evacuation 
                         site.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What of Jonas Quinn and Major Carter?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They're making some final adjustments 
                         to the Kelownan excavation machine, 
                         it should be ready for launch within 
                         24 hours.
 
               
               Back on the excavation machine.

               
                                     JONAS
                         Hey. Just in time to help me run a few 
                         diagnostic programs.
 
               
               Sam looks at Jonas.

               
                                     JONAS
                         What?

               
                                     SAM
                         Jonas, did you design the primary power 
                         distribution circuits?
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Well, I didn't really design anything. 
                         I did make some suggestions for some 
                         upgrades.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Based on advanced technology that you 
                         encountered while you were with SG1.
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         That's right, why.. what's wrong?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well the hardware is different. But 
                         the basic principle is very similar 
                         to a Goa'uld design.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Well that's impossible.

               
                                     SAM
                         I went over it three times. I probably 
                         wouldn't have even noticed myself if 
                         I hadn't calculated that the generators 
                         were working at a 130% efficiency.
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         No.. there's some mistake.

               
                                     SAM
                         Jonas, who did design the system?

               
               Kyanna walks into Jonas' lab where Carter, Jonas and two Guards 
               are. The two Guards grab Kyanna.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Jonas, what's going on?

               
                                     JONAS
                         We know.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         What are you talking about?

               
                                     JONAS
                         Who do you serve?

               
                                     KYANNA
                         Jonas whatever you think.. whatever 
                         she told you, is a lie.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         They searched your quarters. Do you 
                         want to explain why they found a Goa'uld 
                         communication device among your belongings?
 
                         
               
               Kyanna's eyes flash like that of a Goa'uld.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         Very well, you know the truth. Now how 
                         shall we proceed?
 
               
               One of the guards pulls a small object from Kyanna's jacket.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm assuming that this is the drug that 
                         allowed you to escape detection. It 
                         somehow masks the presence of the symbiote 
                         right? You don't have to tell me, I'm 
                         sending this back to the SGC for analysis.
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         How long have you been on this planet?
 
                         
               
                                     KYANNA
                         We knew Anubis came here for a reason, 
                         after his defeat I was dispatched to 
                         find out why he was so interested in 
                         this place.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So you work for Baal?

               
                                     KYANNA
                         I gained access to Kelowna's most sensitive 
                         research by implanting myself in a young 
                         scientist who was working on the Naquadria 
                         project.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Let me talk to Kyanna.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         In a small way I've grown to admire 
                         this host. She is exceptionally astute, 
                         a curious specimen.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Let me talk to her.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         I made the major modifications to the 
                         excavator. If you wish to successfully 
                         complete this undertaking, then you 
                         will require my assistance.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Why would you help us?

               
                                     KYANNA
                         We share a common goal, I to wish to 
                         save this world.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         So you can hand it over to Baal? I don't 
                         think so.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Jonas!

               
                                     JONAS
                         Kyanna..?

               
                                     KYANNA
                         She's right, you're going to need her. 
                         Let her help you, for the sake of our 
                         people.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's not her Jonas, it's the Goa'uld 
                         trying to fool us. We've seen it before.
 
                         
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Jonas, please.

               
                                     JONAS
                         Get her out of here.

               
               On the excavation vessel.

               
                                     JONAS
                         Depth is 2200 meters, speed is 1.5 meters 
                         per second.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The drills are running hot.

               
                                     JONAS
                         All right, bring down your RPM's. Don't 
                         over-compensate.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I can't stay ahead of these adjustments.
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         You're going to stall it out, power 
                         up!
 
               
               The engines stop.

               
                                     JONAS
                         You stripped the drill heads. Control, 
                         end simulation.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Jonas, we've got a problem.

               
               Back in the Briefing room.

               
                                     ALUCIA
                         Could this be the result of Goa'uld 
                         sabotage?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Quite the contrary. Major Carter believes 
                         the Goa'uld modifications have the speed 
                         and efficiency of the drills.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The problem is that the system requires 
                         constant subtle adjustments to account 
                         for the changes of the density of the 
                         materials it's passing through. It's 
                         kind of like shifting gears on a racecar. 
                         The point is that Major Carter isn't 
                         confident in her own ability to run 
                         the drill. She thinks the best person 
                         for the job is the Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         You've got to be kidding.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We could overhaul the system and eliminate 
                         the modifications but that would significantly 
                         reduce the speed of the excavator and 
                         it would take weeks.
 
               
                                     VEN
                         We don't have that kind of time.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Goa'uld could have sabotaged the 
                         excavator any time she wanted to. Instead 
                         she helped Jonas improved several of 
                         its key systems.
 
               
                                     MINISTER
                         Only because she wishes to preserve 
                         the Naquadria deposit for Baal.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That may be so but avoiding the explosion 
                         is our first priority. Without the Goa'uld, 
                         we have no chance.
 
               
               Kyanna comes down and talks to Sam.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         You have made the right choice. Your 
                         confidence in me will not go unrewarded.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We had no choice. And for the record, 
                         our confidence in you is minimal.
 
                         
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Which is no doubt why the Sho'lva will 
                         be accompanying us? And why all of you 
                         are armed?
 
               
               Jonas is looking uncomfortable

               
                                     KYANNA
                         Who calibrated the primary inductors?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I did.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         Launch now and you will burn through 
                         them before you pass a hundred meters.
 
                         
               
               Sam gives a sarcastic smile.

               
                                     SAM
                         All right! I'll take navigation. Teal'c, 
                         take shields and life support.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed.

               
               There's a shot of the outside of the excavation vehicle.

               
               "We are go for launch in thirty seconds"

               
                                     JONAS
                         Powering up. Engines are at 70%......80.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Shields are active.

               
                                     SAM
                         Navigational computer is online.

               
                                     JONAS
                         Engines are at full power. Control, 
                         we're set to go for launch. In five, 
                         four, three, two, one.
 
               
               The head of the vehicle starts turning and it starts to descend.
 
               
               
               Briefing Room. Hammond enters with the Kelownan minister. Ven 
               and Alucia are seated at the table, while Daniel is sitting behind 
               them.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We've just received word from Kelowna.
 
                         
               
                                     MINISTER
                         Our security has been monitoring a communication 
                         device which came from Kyanna's quarters. 
                         Apparently a message has come through 
                         from Baal.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         He's ordered her to report. He's waiting 
                         for her to send a transmission.
 
               
                                     VEN
                         And if she doesn't?

               
                                     ALUCIA
                         He'll come back to find out what happened.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That's a distinct possibility.

               
               Back on Kelowna and alarms are sounding within the vehicle.
 
               
               
                                     JONAS
                         What is it?

               
                                     RYANNA
                         We are losing coolant pressure in one 
                         of the forward tubes. We must have broken 
                         a seal.
 
               
               She gets up from her seat.

               
                                     RYANNA
                         Major Carter take the controls.

               
               Sam takes her position and Teal'c takes Sam's vacated seat.
 
               
               
                                     JONAS
                         Where are you going?

               
                                     RYANNA
                         I can divert coolant from the aft section, 
                         but I have to do it from the engine 
                         room.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         I'm coming with you.

               
               He gets up and follows her.

               
                                     RYANNA
                         You still do not trust me do you?

               
                                     JONAS
                         No.

               
               Briefing Room

               
                                     VEN
                         Is there anyway to contact the excavator.
 
                         
               
                                     MINISTER
                         They're too deep. No radio signal could 
                         penetrate that much solid rock.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It won't make much difference. Telling 
                         them about Baal's message will not change 
                         anything.
 
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         But if the Goa'uld doesn't make it back.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The only reason that would happen is 
                         if the mission fails. If that's the 
                         case, Baal will be the least of your 
                         problems. I suggest we get back to planning 
                         your relocation.
 
               
               Jonas and Kyanna are rushing around trying to sort out the problem
 
               
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Check it out.

               
                                     JONAS
                         Forward pressures rising. We’re good.
 
                         
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Maybe now you'll believe that I too 
                         wish this mission to succeed?
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Yeah, for the wrong reasons.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         Has it ever occurred to you that serving 
                         Baal may not be my only interest here? 
                         I never thought I'd find the company 
                         of a human so intriguing.
 
               
               She tries to touch him but he brushes her hand away.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         And suddenly I repulse you? Not that 
                         long ago you felt differently.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Yeah, well that was before I found out 
                         who you are. What you are.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         And yet the fact remains, you never 
                         knew the host before I took her. All 
                         this time it was never Kyanna, it was 
                         always me.
 
               
               She leaves the room. As she returns to the bridge the ship shakes 
               and an alarm sounds.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What is happening?

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm not sure. We're still on course, 
                         still descending.
 
               
               They all swap seats again and Kyanna arrives.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Hull temperature is rising rapidly. 
                         300 degrees, 400 degrees and still rising.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Jonas, is there any volcanic activity 
                         in the area?
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Malpallen. But it's been dormant for 
                         hundreds of years.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Just because it's dormant at the surface, 
                         doesn't mean there couldn't be magma 
                         flows in the vicinity.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Hull temperature is 700 degrees and 
                         still rising.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We're passing through a river of molten 
                         rock.
 
               
               At the SGC, Jack is coming out of an elevator and sees Daniel 
               stood waiting for him.
 
               
               They start walking together.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, how's the whole diplomacy thing 
                         working out for you?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's not. The latest arguments about 
                         the selection process. The Kelownan's 
                         want a lottery. The Terranian's want 
                         to assign positions and the Andarries 
                         wanna set up a committee to discuss 
                         the problem.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm trying to remind them that they're 
                         facing total annihilation, but they 
                         can't seem to face their own mistrust.
 
                         
               
               Jack grabs Daniel by the shoulders and turns him around so that 
               they're facing each other.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I think I can help you out on this.
 
                         
               
               He walks off.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What do you mean?

               
               Things are heating up in the excavation vehicle.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Hull temperature is 1100 degrees.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         The ship cannot take much more of this.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Divert power to the shields.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         We have no way of knowing how thick 
                         this vein of magma is. If we turn back 
                         now, we may get out alive.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I said divert power to the shields!
 
                         
               
               The two women stare each other down for a while until Kyanna 
               finally relents.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Power diverted. Although I'm not sure 
                         how much difference it will make.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Hull temperature is 1200 degree's.
 
                         
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Do you really want to risk your life 
                         for the people of this world major? 
                         I am not so sure they would do the same 
                         for you.
 
               
               Hot steam starts pouring in.

               
                                     JONAS
                         We're losing hull integrity.

               
               Kyanna stands and starts trying to sort the problem, it seems 
               that she succeeds.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Teal'c?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Hull temperature is dropping. 1100 degree's 
                         and still falling.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We made it through.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         Very impressive.

               
               The three representatives are still arguing in the Briefing Room.
 
               
               
                                     MINISTER
                         Kelowna will accept nothing less than 
                         equal representation.
 
               
                                     VEN
                         Really? Kelowna is solely responsible 
                         for this problem.
 
               
               Daniel is looking very fed up.

               
                                     MINISTER
                         Need I remind you that the Stargate 
                         is in our possession?
 
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         For the moment.

               
                                     MINISTER
                         Is that a threat?

               
                                     ALUCIA
                         It's an assurance that when it comes 
                         to the survival of our people, we will 
                         do whatever is necessary.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What so now you wanna go to war? My 
                         friends are trying to save your world 
                         and you wanna destroy it?
 
               
               Jack and Hammond arrive.

               
                                     JACK
                         OK! Save your breath Daniel. You folks 
                         are done.
 
               
                                     MINISTER
                         I don't understand.

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, you see, we actually like the 
                         Madronans, they're nice people. And 
                         we've decided, there's no way we'd subject 
                         them to the likes of you. Deal's off. 
                         You're toast.
 
               
                                     ALUCIA
                         General?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O'Neill's right. You can stay 
                         until we hear back from Jonas and Major 
                         Carter.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Smiling) That's what you get for dicking 
                         around.
 
               
               The advance of the excavation vehicle is being hampered.

               
                                     SAM
                         Something's wrong. We're losing speed. 
                         1.5 meters per second and slowing.
 
                         
               
                                     KYANNA
                         It is the forward drills. They were 
                         damaged by the magma.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We've stopped.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         Forward drills finished. Cutting power.
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         This is as deep as we're gonna get.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What is our position?

               
                                     SAM
                         We're still over a kilometer from the 
                         target.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         What happens if we drop the bomb here?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We're too far from the fault line. Detonating 
                         from this position would be pointless.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then we have failed.

               
               A little time passes and Sam and Jonas are discussing possibilities.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         We're gonna have to go back to the surface 
                         and repair the ship.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         There's too much damage. That's gonna 
                         take us weeks.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm sorry Jonas but we don't have a 
                         choice.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         We still have some Tokra crystals in 
                         reserve. We can use those to tunnel 
                         the rest of the way.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         They'd never make it far enough.

               
                                     JONAS
                         Yeah, but if we focus them, we can at 
                         least dig a passage big enough for one 
                         person. That would give us the distance 
                         we need.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It might work. But this depth, the heat 
                         and the noxious gasses will penetrate 
                         even a Tokra tunnel. It will be suicide.
 
                         
               
                                     RYANNA
                         I will go. Do not worry Major Carter. 
                         I may be intrigued by your willingness 
                         to sacrifice yourself for others, but 
                         I do not share it. My symbiote will 
                         protect me.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Why take the risk?

               
                                     RYANNA
                         You still think of me as nothing but 
                         a servant of Baal. You are mistaken.
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         You haven't told him about the Naquadria?
 
                         
               
                                     RYANNA
                         Not yet.

               
                                     SAM
                         You want it for yourself.

               
                                     RYANNA
                         In any case, the fact remains. I am 
                         the only one that can complete this 
                         mission.
 
               
               Sam helps Ryanna prepare.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The tunnel is complete.

               
                                     SAM
                         Are you sure you understand the detonation 
                         procedure?
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Of course, it is a simple enough device.
 
                         
               
               She makes her way down into the tunnel. The others sit and wait 
               for news. Kyanna reaches her destination.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         I am in position.

               
               She takes the bomb out.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         I am setting the detonator.

               
               An alarm sounds up above.

               
                                     SAM
                         Oh this is not good. (Via radio) Kyanna 
                         this is Major Carter. Do you read?
 
                         
               
                                     KYANNA
                         Go ahead.

               
                                     SAM
                         We're losing power. I think the generators 
                         have been damaged.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         I was afraid of that. How much power 
                         do you have left?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We're down to 70%

               
                                     KYANNA
                         So much for my empire.

               
                                     SAM
                         Say again?

               
                                     KYANNA
                         If you begin your ascent now, you may 
                         have enough power to reach the surface.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We're not leaving you behind.

               
                                     KYANNA
                         You have no choice. If the power drops 
                         below 50%, you will not even be able 
                         to restart the engines. I am already 
                         dead, if you wait, you die too.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         This is Jonas. There's still time left. 
                         Start back immediately.
 
               
                                     KYANNA
                         If you're doing this out of concern 
                         for the host, you need not bother. The 
                         body is already severely damaged. Even 
                         if I get back, I may not be able to 
                         keep her alive.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Listen to me, we're not going without 
                         you, so shut up and get moving.
 
               
               Kyanna starts to move slowly.

               
               Briefing Room.

               
                                     MINISTER
                         We should have heard by now.

               
                                     ALUCIA
                         Something went wrong.

               
               Back with Sam.

               
                                     SAM
                         Core's down to 53%. She's taking twice 
                         as long to get back as she took to get 
                         down there.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Kyanna, this is Jonas. Come in over. 
                         Please respond.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe we have no choice but to begin 
                         our ascent immediately.
 
               
               Kyanna arrives in a poor state.

               
                                     JONAS
                         I'll take care of her. Get us out of 
                         here.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Powering up engines.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Beginning ascent.

               
                                     RYANNA
                         You waited.

               
                                     JONAS
                         You held up your end of the bargain.
 
                         
               
                                     RYANNA
                         Was that your only reason?

               
               Jonas says's nothing.

               
                                     RYANNA
                         I already know the answer.

               
               Control Room.

               
               "Unscheduled Offworld Activation"

               
                                     OFFICER
                         Receiving a signal sir. Audio only.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Put it though.

               
                                     KELOWNAN
                         Kelownan gate control to first minister 
                         Drayloc.
 
               
                                     MINISTER
                         This is Draloc. Go ahead.

               
                                     KELOWNAN
                         We're receiving reports from all over 
                         the country. Major seismic disturbance. 
                         Geological survey points as the epicenter, 
                         target co-ordinates.
 
               
                                     VEN
                         They did it!

               
                                     MINISTER
                         Any word from the excavator.

               
                                     KELOWNAN
                         Negative.

               
               The excavator continues it's way to the surface.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Power reserves are nearly depleted.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We're almost there. Ten seconds.

               
               Jonas is holding onto Ryanna.

               
                                     SAM
                         Five seconds, four, three, two, one.
 
                         
               
               The excavator breaks through the surface.

               
               Gateroom. Jonas is staring at the gate when Daniel enters.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Do you miss it?

               
                                     JONAS
                         Yeah, I do.

               
               The gate activates.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well judging what you have to deal with 
                         back on Kelowna, I'm not surprised. 
                         I think I'd take life-threatening danger 
                         over one of those council meetings any 
                         day of the week.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         Yeah, I tell ya, I don't know what Jack 
                         said to them but they are being a little 
                         bit more co-operative.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, let's hope it lasts.

               
               Sam and Ryanna enter.

               
                                     JONAS
                         How are you feeling?

               
                                     RYANNA
                         Fine I guess. I don't remember everything. 
                         It's like a dream
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The symbiote's dead.

               
                                     RYANNA
                         She saved me. She could have let me 
                         die with her, but she didn't.
 
               
               The gate opens.

               
                                     RYANNA
                         I know you may find this hard to believe, 
                         but she appreciated everything that 
                         you did for her. What you tried to do.
 
                         
               
               Jonas nods.

               
                                     JONAS
                         Time to go home.

               
               He shakes hands with Daniel and then walks up the ramp with Ryanna. 
               As they get to the event horizon he turns to look back at the 
               others and then walks through.
 
               
               THE END

               

Fallout



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


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