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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 314

                                       "FOOTHOLD"

                                           By

                                     Heather E. Ash




               GATEROOM

               
               The Gate starts to activate.

               
                                     PA
                         Incoming traveller.

               
               Hammond stands at the base of the ramp as SG-1 come through in 
               rain gear.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ah, Jesus!

               
               They walk down the ramp.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Welcome back SG-1.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you sir. It's good to be back.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You're overdue.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Bit of a wild goose chase, sir. (Shouts)
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The remnants of a temple we discovered 
                         led me to believe we'd found Kheb. The 
                         planet Sha're told me about.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         However there was no sign of Amaunet's 
                         Harsesis child.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Just rain. Much rain. Wind, lightning, 
                         hail. Did I mention the rain, sir? (shouts)
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Report to the infirmary.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I think we'd all like to change first, 
                         General. I personally have mushrooms 
                         growing out of...
 
               
                                     PA
                         Attention all levels. Stand by for contaminated 
                         materials transfer.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Infirmary. Yes, sir.

               
               They walk off.

               
               Corridor

               
               SG1 walks towards the elevator and enters.

               
                                     WARREN
                         Infirmary?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     WARREN
                         Oh I'm just escorting you up as a safety 
                         precaution, sir. There's a big chemical 
                         spill on Level 23.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What kind of chemical?

               
                                     WARREN
                         Tetrachloroethylene ruptured.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ruptured?

               
                                     WARREN
                         The entire level's been sealed off. 
                         Hazmat team's cleaning it up now.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     WARREN
                         There's no danger, sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Thank you.

               
               Infirmary

               
               Janet walks over to Jack's bed where he is holding some cotton 
               wool on his arm.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Loosen your belt, please, Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How's a needle in my butt gonna get 
                         water out of my ears?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         It isn't. Come on, sir. You know this 
                         is standard procedure.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We should rethink this procedure.

               
               Jack undoes his belt.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So, Daniel, in our galactic meanderings, 
                         if we happen to stumble across this 
                         Narcissus child...
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Harsesis.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're still talking about a baby, right? 
                         What?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     PA
                         Attention all levels. Contaminated material 
                         transfer in progress. Please remain 
                         at your post until notified.
 
               
               A nurse enters Jack's cubicle with a needle.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Listen, really jam it in this time, 
                         okay?
 
               
               Sam's cubicle

               
               Janet is injecting her.

               
                                     CARTER
                         So if Sha're's child is already born 
                         with knowledge of the Goa'uld, it should 
                         be able to communicate at a much younger 
                         age, right? Colonel? Daniel?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Just relax.

               
               Janet injects her and Sam collapses onto the bed.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Let's begin.

               
               People pull back the curtains and we see all of SG-1 is out cold.
 
               
               
               TITLES

               
               Room

               
               Teal'c is lying on a bed and starts to wake up. He looks around 
               to see Sam on a bed next to him.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         It must have something to do with the 
                         alien symbiote inside him. It took an 
                         extremely large dose just to sedate 
                         him in the first place.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What is the problem with the human?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Her body chemistry has been altered. 
                         It is related to her prior infestation 
                         by the dominant parasitical species 
                         in this galaxy.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Is there a way to compensate?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         I have not found it yet.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Place them in a holding cell. Once the 
                         invasion is complete, you may study 
                         them further. Only then will we know 
                         if this is a viable new homeworld. Come 
                         with me.
 
               
               Hammond walks off with two aliens.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Take that one first.

               
               Siler comes to push Teal'c away.

               
                                     PA
                         Attention all levels. Contaminated material 
                         transfer in progress. Please remain 
                         at your post until notified. Repeat, 
                         contaminated material transfer in progress.
 
                         
               
               Siler pushes Teal'c into the elevator.

               
                                     WARREN
                         23?

               
                                     SILER
                         No this one's going to 16.

               
               Level 16

               
               Siler pulls Teal'c out and the elevator door close. Teal'c then 
               punches him and grabs his keycard. He then slides him away and 
               puts him in an empty room.
 
               
               Armoury

               
               Teal'c swipes Siler's card and gets a zat gun out.

               
               Level 16

               
               Teal'c stands concealed as Sam is pushed out of the elevator. 
               He zats the nurse and wrestles with Warren in the elevator and 
               eventually knock him out. He pulls the nurse back into the elevator 
               and then pulls Sam back in. Sam starts to wake up.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Major Carter, there is little time. 
                         Are you capable of standing?
 
               
               Sam gets up and nearly falls over.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Oh, I feel sick.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You are suffering from the effects of 
                         a sedative.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What? What's going on?

               
               She sees Warren and the Nurse.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What the hell happened to them?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They are not who they appear to be. 
                         There's been an alien incursion within 
                         the SGC.
 
               
               He hands her a gun.

               
                                     CARTER
                         A what?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         In the infirmary, I witnessed Dr Fraiser 
                         and General Hammond speaking of a procedure 
                         which had failed to work upon both of 
                         us. They spoke of invasion.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Wha..? How does that add up to aliens?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I saw two of them in their natural form. 
                         Truly, they are alien.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What about the Colonel and Daniel? We 
                         have to know what's happened to them.
 
                         
               
               Security office

               
               A woman is sat watching the cameras. There's a knock at the door.
 
               
               
                                     WESTERHOLM
                         Come in.

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's locked.

               
                                     WESTERHOLM
                         It's not locked. (to herself)

               
               She gets up to open it and is zatted by Teal'c.

               
               Sam and Teal'c sit down at the desk.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay, what about this chemical spill?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe it to be a subterfuge.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Not a single camera's operating on Level 
                         23.
 
               
                                     PA
                         Incoming traveller.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Try punching up the Gateroom.

               
               Teal'c types something.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There.

               
               We see General Hammond standing at the bottom of the ramp as 
               two aliens come through the Gate. As they get to the bottom, 
               Jack and Daniel are also standing there.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The Colonel O'Neill and Daniel Jackson 
                         we know would not welcome aliens so 
                         blithely.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Imposters?

               
               Corridor

               
               Sam and Teal'c carry jackets.

               
                                     CARTER
                         How do we know we're the only one's 
                         who haven't been replaced?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There is no way of knowing for certain. 
                         But if General Hammond has been compromised.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Then we can't trust anyone in the mountain.
 
                         
               
               Sam reaches a panel and opens it.

               
               Level 16

               
               Some airmen reach the elevator and see Warren and the nurse.
 
               
               
                                     AIRMAN
                         Alert General Hammond.

               
               He pulls down the shirt of Warren and sees a flashing disc.
 
               
               
               Corridor.

               
               Sam puts her leather jacket on.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The base was designed to keep people 
                         out not in. If we can make it to the 
                         South Gate....
 
               
               An alarm goes off.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Our escape has been detected.

               
                                     CARTER
                         We won't make it out this way now.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You are correct. I will purchase time 
                         for you to depart this mountain.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Keep `em busy as long as you can. I'll 
                         come back for you.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Of that I am certain.

               
               Teal'c takes off his coat. Sam climbs up the ladder and Teal'c 
               closes the hatch behind her. He then runs off and knocks out 
               two airmen. He then sees blood on one of them. As he is looking, 
               another airman shoots him in the arm from behind. Teal'c fires 
               back twice with the zat killing him.
 
               
               Outdoor hatch

               
               Sam climbs up and closes the hatch behind her, moving off into 
               the forest.
 
               
               SGC corridor

               
               Two airmen come down the corridor and see blood on the floor. 
               Teal'c then knocks them out. He sees an alien and runs towards 
               him but the door comes down. He runs the other way but that door 
               comes down too with a gas cannister thrown in.
 
               
               Airport

               
               Sam is on the phone.

               
                                     PA
                         Airport shuttles are located in the 
                         blue zone. Hotel shuttles are located 
                         in the green zone.
 
               
               Street

               
               Maybourne is handed a phone as he gets out of a car.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Maybourne.

               
                                     CARTER
                         This is Major Samantha Carter. We have 
                         a foothold situation.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Major Carter? Where are you?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I can't tell you that, sir. If memory 
                         serves, there's an outdoor café outside 
                         NID headquarters.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         In DC?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Four o'clock.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Uh, I'm gonna need a little more than 
                         that.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I repeat, we have a foothold situation.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Major, you're way outside your appropriate 
                         chain of command.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I have reason to believe that may be 
                         compromised, sir.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Understood.

               
               Maybourne puts the phone down.

               
               Sam puts the phone down and walks off.

               
               SGC Infirmary

               
               Teal'c is strapped to a bed.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Hey, Teal'c, how are you feeling?

               
               Teal'c tries to get up and finds he can't.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         You, uh.. went a little crazy on us, 
                         and we had to sedate you. You remember 
                         what happened?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         SG-1 was exposed to chemical fumes from 
                         the spill. You became delusional and 
                         attacked several people trying to escape 
                         from the base.
 
               
               Hammond walks up.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Teal'c, glad you're awake. Has Dr Fraiser 
                         explained the situation?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         She has.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Good. We're hoping you can tell us where 
                         Major Carter is.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         She also had an adverse reaction to 
                         the chemical. One of the side effects 
                         is hallucinations, paranoia. Your symbiote 
                         protects you from a lot of things, Teal'c, 
                         but apparently not tetrachloroethylene.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Where is she?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not know.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Teal'c, if she doesn't receive medical 
                         attention soon, she's just going to 
                         get worse. I won't lie to you - she 
                         could die.
 
               
               Café

               
               Maybourne is sat looking at his watch while Sam overlooks the 
               café. She then walks down and sits down.
 
               
                                     WAITRESS
                         Hi. Can I get you some coffee?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Please.

               
               She pours it.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         So, you came to the one person you don't 
                         trust.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't know how far up the chain of 
                         command the infiltration goes. It may 
                         well be contained within the SGC but 
                         if General Hammond was compromised..
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         HE sounded fine to me on the phone.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         What?

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         He called me, Major. Calm down, he's 
                         concerned for you, that's all.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I told you we had a foothold situation.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Major, a chemical spill causing paranoid 
                         delusion is infinitely more plausible 
                         to me than aliens taking over the SGC.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         My God. You don't think I can tell the 
                         difference between the two?
 
               
               Maybourne just looks at her.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What was I thinking?

               
               She gets up to leave.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh hi, Carter.

               
               Jack and Daniel stand behind her.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Maybourne, you are an idiot every day 
                         of the week! Why couldn't you have just 
                         taken one day off?!
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         That's insubordination, Major.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         For crying out loud, Maybourne, cut 
                         her some slack. She's not exactly herself.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And neither were we.

               
               They all sit down.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam, believe me, I know what you're 
                         feeling. It's the chemical.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't believe it.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right. Exactly what are the side 
                         effects of this tetrachloroethyl mermaline 
                         stuff?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Hallucination, delusion.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Paranoid delusion, I think it was, but 
                         go on.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Look, I know what I saw.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We were affected by the fumes the moment 
                         we got in the elevator.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Didn't even realise it was happening. 
                         I vaguely remember having some water 
                         in my ear, that's it.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Dr Fraiser injected me with something.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         She was trying to sedate you. She didn't 
                         give enough to Teal'c, he sprung you 
                         and off you went. He's fine by the way. 
                         Beat the crap out of a couple of SF's, 
                         but he's fine.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're telling you the truth Sam.

               
               Sam looks at Daniel, then Jack and then Maybourne.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You should have followed procedure.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I fully intend to return with you just 
                         to make sure everything's all right.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         And you agreed to that? (To Jack) Shouldn't 
                         that tell you something? (To Maybourne)
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I wouldn't tell them where we were meeting 
                         until they agreed to my inspection of 
                         the SGC.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You have no idea what you're walking 
                         into.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I can take care of myself Major. If 
                         I don't report back in a few hours, 
                         you can rest assured that action will 
                         be taken.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We just want you to come back so Fraiser 
                         can check you out.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You're asking?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're asking.

               
                                     CARTER
                         So I have a choice. I can walk away 
                         right now?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL/DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         No.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Maybourne.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Major Carter. You will accompany us 
                         back to the base. If you resist, you 
                         will be handcuffed.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No, she won't.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         This is all very touching but I think 
                         this very conversation in this very 
                         public place is evidence that Major 
                         Carter in her current state is something 
                         of a security risk.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What's the matter with you?

               
               Sam closes her eyes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's starting to wear off, isn't it? 
                         You're starting to think straight. That's 
                         exactly what happened to me.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm so tired.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We're gonna go now. I'd like you to 
                         come with... But it's up to you.
 
               
               Sam looks at Jack, Daniel and then Maybourne.

               
                                     CARTER
                         All right.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You sure?

               
               Sam nods.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Good. Plane's waiting.

               
               They all stand up; Maybourne puts on his hat.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         After you, Major.

               
               SGC Infirmary

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Maybe you'll remember something later, 
                         son.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Please release me from these restraints.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         I'm sorry Teal'c. There's still a chance 
                         you could relapse. Three of the men 
                         you attacked have concussions.
 
               
               The phone rings. Hammond answers it.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes. You're certain she's been located? 
                         Very well.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Then we may begin experimenting immediately.
 
                         
               
               Aeroplane

               
               Daniel is pouring a drink and Jack walks back from the cockpit.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Your tax dollars at work. Cosy little 
                         jet you got here, Maybourne.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You've alerted General Hammond to expect 
                         me?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh yes. He's awaiting your thoughts.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         So how exactly is Teal'c?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh well, you know Teal'c.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Is the chemical spill completely cleaned 
                         up?
 
               
               Sam puts down the drink Daniel has given her and sees Maybourne 
               has a gun.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         As of this morning the hazmat team had 
                         gotten the last of it.
 
               
               Sam looks at Jack and sees his image flicker to that of the alien.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         But they're still gonna keep Level 23 
                         sealed off until they can figure out 
                         what happened in the first place.
 
                         
               
               Sam grabs Maybourne's gun and points it at Jack.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter? What are you doing?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Don't move.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Put the gun down.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         She's hallucinating again.

               
               Jack suddenly jumps up and rushes at Sam but she shoots him twice, 
               and he falls back onto the chair revealing an alien.
 
               
               Sam moves over to him and then points the gun at Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What the hell is that?

               
               Major Davis comes out from the cockpit.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sit down.

               
               Daniel sits down. Major Davis comes round the corner and raises 
               a gun.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Look out!

               
               Davis fires and moves towards them. Sam then shoots him twice 
               and he is revealed to be an alien too. Sam and Maybourne get 
               up.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Go check the pilot. He's one of mine.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         You first.

               
               Maybourne looks at her and then gets a penknife out of his pocket 
               and cuts his palm to reveal red blood.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Good enough? I'll keep an eye on him. 
                         Go!
 
               
               Sam hands over the gun and picks up Davis' on her way past him.
 
               
               
               Level 23

               
               Jack appears to be in a harness attached to the ceiling. He then 
               opens his eyes and jerks up. He reaches out for the person next 
               to him and finds Hammond.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General?

               
               Plane

               
               Sam is examining the alien and pulls off a round disc.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         What is that?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't know.

               
               Maybourne grabs `Daniel'

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         What is that damn thing?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I already told you I didn't know Jack 
                         was....
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Tell us how that thing works.

               
               Sam looks at the alien who was Jack and pulls off another disc. 
               Maybourne continues to strangle `Daniel'.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Hold on a second.

               
               Sam opens Daniel's shirt and sees a disc on his chest. She pulls 
               it off and `Daniel' turns into an alien.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         So, this is how they look like us. Where's 
                         the real Daniel? IS he still alive? 
                         (To alien)
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         You can talk to us now, or you can talk 
                         to my colleagues later. Either way, 
                         we'll find out the information we need.
 
                         
               
               Sam places the disc on her hand and turns into Daniel. The alien 
               rushes at them but Maybourne shoots it.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Sit down!

               
               Sam as Daniel walks over to a mirror.

               
                                     SAM AS DANIEL
                         It worked.

               
               She takes the disc off and reverts back to Sam.

               
                                     CARTER
                         It only creates an image. I couldn't 
                         hear Daniel's thoughts or anything. 
                         That must be what this one does.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Put that thing down, Major.

               
                                     CARTER
                         What caused their images to blink out?
 
                         
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         They were just sitting there now put 
                         it down.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Something interrupted both signals at 
                         the same time, Colonel. We should figure 
                         out what it is.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         We were levelling off. Uh, cabin pressure.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         This is electronic. It was more like 
                         interference. Noise from the engines 
                         maybe. If we can replicate the conditions, 
                         sir, we can find it.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         All right.

               
               The plane descends.

               
               Level 23

               
               Jack is still moving around and puts his hands on Hammond's head.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Sorry sir.

               
               Major Davis suddenly wakes up.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         What the..?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Who's that?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Major Davis.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Colonel O'Neill.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         What's going on? How did we get like 
                         this?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're asking me?

               
               The door opens so they quickly move back into position as if 
               there was nothing wrong.
 
               
               Fraiser comes in with an orderly, a patient on a bed and an alien. 
               The patient goes into a machine that looks like a cocoon and 
               comes out hooked up. Fraiser attaches a disc to the alien's head 
               and body and he changes into the patient, Langford.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Hook him up.

               
               The original Langford is raised up to hang from the ceiling. 
               Fraiser turns to go and then stops. She looks at Jack who closes 
               his eyes quickly. She then leaves.
 
               
               Lab

               
               Teal'c is lying strapped to a bed and his symbiote is held up 
               as Fraiser experiments on it. Hammond walks in.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Report.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         I thought the sedative might be interfering, 
                         The symbiote is quite resilient. So 
                         is he.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Put him back in the holding cell. Major 
                         Carter's on her way back. She may be 
                         less resistant.
 
               
               Level 23

               
               Jack is struggling with his harness. He pulls the head piece 
               off himself and fiddles with the front of the harness, releasing 
               it and dropping to the floor.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Davis. The latch for that thing is...
 
                         
               
               Davis drops to the floor.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You found it.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yes sir. If there's another Fraiser, 
                         my guess is, there's another you and 
                         me walking around too.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why are we the only one's awake?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Maybe, uh, maybe a malfunction?

               
               Jack has grabbed a step ladder and moved over to hanging Fraiser.
 
               
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Colonel, what are you doing?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm gonna wake her up.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Do you think that's such a good idea, 
                         sir?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, it's an idea.

               
               He pulls the headband off.

               
               Infirmary

               
               WE see `Fraiser' stop and shake her head.

               
               Level 23

               
               There is a high pitched tone so Jack shoves the head band on 
               quickly and it stops.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Maybe they didn't hear that.

               
               Outside room

               
               `Janet' walks up to the door and swipes her card, entering. She 
               sees herself and stops. Jack comes from behind the door.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Excuse me.

               
               He knocks her out.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That was weird.

               
               Outside, on the mountain

               
               Sam moves back to the hatch she came out and attaches the device 
               to make her look like Daniel. She goes back into the hatch.
 
               
               
               Level 23

               
               Jack and Davis are searching `Fraiser'

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         A nice alien like you's gotta carry.. 
                         Hello.
 
               
               He pulls out a gun.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         What about the other thing?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The other thing. Okay, She's just an 
                         alien. Just an alien.
 
               
               Jack undoes her shirt and finds a disc under her t-shirt. He 
               pulls it off and she turns into an alien.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Whoa. Whoa. Yeah, that's an alien all 
                         right. Why don't you find something 
                         to tie it up?
 
               
               The door opens and Jack raises his gun. Daniel walks in.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hello?

               
                                     SAM AS DANIEL
                         Colonel?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM AS DANIEL
                         It's you?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM AS DANIEL
                         It's good to see you. Oh my God. I figured 
                         they had to be keeping you alive in 
                         order to access your minds...
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Whoa! Hey! Who are you?

               
                                     SAM AS DANIEL
                         Sir?

               
               Jack waves his gun.

               
                                     SAM AS DANIEL
                         Oh, sorry.

               
               He/she takes off the disc and morphs into Sam.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Major Carter.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh. Well in that case, it's good to 
                         see you too.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Everyone of the people in this room 
                         have been duplicated by the aliens, 
                         sir.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Uh, noticed that.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The procedure didn't work on me or Teal'c. 
                         We escaped but Teal'c's been captured.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Where's he?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't know, I haven't had time to 
                         find him, sir. Look, Colonel Maybourne's 
                         forces are moving in soon.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Maybourne? How'd he get...

               
                                     CARTER
                         I called him.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Willingly?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Colonel, in 29 minutes those forces 
                         are gonna break down the front door 
                         and shoot anything that resists. We 
                         need to get our people disconnected.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah. I pulled that headband thing off 
                         of Fraiser. Her evil twin came running.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well how did you two get free?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         We just woke up.

               
                                     CARTER
                         That must have happened when I killed 
                         you.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'm sorry?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I killed the aliens impersonating both 
                         of you on the plane.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And they don't know you did this?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't know sir. There is a specific 
                         tone that, if sustained, will disrupt 
                         these devices. The machine's in my lab.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Go.

               
               Sam attaches the disc and leaves the room looking like Daniel.
 
               
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Sir, we're gonna need more weapons.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Armoury.

               
               They leave.

               
               Carter's Lab

               
               Sam as Daniel is looking through some drawers and gets some equipment 
               out. There is a high pitched tone.
 
               
               Armoury

               
               Jack hands an MP5 to Davis.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Head on back to 23. Keep an eye on our 
                         people.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yes sir.

               
               Jack heads off with a zat.

               
               Holding cell

               
               Jack approaches and there are two guards.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I've come for the bald prisoner.

               
               They open the door and he enters. Teal'c is handcuffed.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You will come with me.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will submit to no further experiments.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh but you will.

               
               Teal'c looks up and Jack raises an eyebrow.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'll take it from here.

               
                                     AIRMAN
                         I can't allow that sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh but you can.

               
               He zats them both.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Colonel O'Neill, I presume.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What gave it away?

               
               He unlocks Teal'c.

               
               Sam's Lab

               
               Sam is testing the tone and it gets higher exposing Daniel's 
               hand as Sam's.
 
               
                                     SAM AS DANIEL
                         That's it.

               
               She/He takes the disc off and turns back into Sam. She checks 
               her watch and takes the equipment to the PA system. Hammond walks 
               in.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         General Hammond.

               
               She switches the tone on and Hammond is exposed as an alien. 
               He knocks her over.
 
               
                                     PA
                         General Hammond to the control room.
 
                         
               
               The alien leaves. Sam picks up a gun and switches the tone onto 
               the PA system over the base.
 
               
               Corridor

               
               Aliens are exposed as aliens.

               
               Corridor

               
               Jack and Teal'c walk down the corridor.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Sure you're up to this?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         As always.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're an animal.

               
               Aliens come round the corner and start firing on them. They start 
               to fire back.
 
               
               Control Room

               
               Aliens come up the stairs to the control room. They see in the 
               cameras that Maybourne's men are entering the base. They start 
               to dial the Gate and the lead alien screeches.
 
               
               Corridors

               
               The aliens stop and start to make their way to the Gateroom.
 
               
               
               Corridor

               
               Jack and Teal'c fire on more aliens. Two of the aliens run off.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What the hell was that?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Colonel! On your six. What's going on?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I don't know. They just ran.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps there is an evacuation.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well we can't let that happen, sir.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why not?

               
                                     CARTER
                         They've had access to our minds. They 
                         know everything about us.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Everything?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Everything.

               
               They move out.

               
               Gateroom

               
               The Gate is dialling and engages. The aliens congregate in the 
               Gateroom. They start to leave through the Stargate.
 
               
               Control Room

               
               Teal'c comes up the stairs and zats the remaining aliens. Jack 
               and Sam sit down at the computers.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Close that iris.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I can't sir, it's overridden. I'm shutting 
                         down the Gate.
 
               
               The doors start to shut to the Gateroom. Maybourne's team enter 
               the control room.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Everyone, freeze!

               
               Sam and Jack raise their hands and the Gate shuts down. Some 
               aliens are trapped. One goes to the top of the ramp and twists 
               the disc on his chest. Everyone waits. Jack hits the button to 
               close the blast doors and the aliens explode. Jack then hits 
               the button to raise the blast doors and the Gateroom is a little 
               black.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         What happened?

               
                                     CARTER
                         They self destructed.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Their destruction appears to be complete.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         That's a lot of damage.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Coat of paint... little touch up. It'll 
                         be fine.
 
               
               Briefing room

               
               SG-1, Hammond, Fraiser and Davis are sat around the table.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I've ordered P3X 118 locked out of our 
                         dialling program.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         The human counterparts of those aliens 
                         woke up spontaneously. We're assuming 
                         the signal stopped when they went through 
                         the Stargate.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Those who escaped still possess all 
                         the knowledge obtained from being linked 
                         to your minds.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That's creepy.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We've changed all our codes. That's 
                         all we can do.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So, how did this happen exactly. The 
                         aliens came through the Gate already 
                         impersonating SG6?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         We rushed them to the infirmary. We 
                         don't remember anything after that.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         General Hammond asked me to come here, 
                         but wouldn't say why. Presumably their 
                         next step after the SGC was the Pentagon.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well a high frequency blast from a harmonic 
                         generator every time a team returns 
                         should prevent it from happening again.
 
                         
               
               Maybourne walks in.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Colonel Maybourne. Good save.

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I though you'd like to know the alien 
                         posing as Dr Jackson expired.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What of the aliens that were not caught 
                         in the Gateroom explosion?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         We're guessing they were linked to their 
                         leader in some form or another when 
                         he self destructed.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What about the aliens that escaped through 
                         the Gate?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I guess we'll never know. We'll have 
                         to hope the same thing happened to them.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We appreciate your help on this matter, 
                         Colonel Maybourne.
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         Credit Major Carter. I do. Well I'm, 
                         uh, sure we'll see each other again.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         That'd be nice, Harry.

               
               Maybourne leaves. Sam smiles.

               
               THE END

Foothold



Writers :   Heather E. Ash
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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