Robert C. Cooper
ANTARCTIC STATION AND SGC. SAM AND DR. MICHAELS ARE CONVERSING
"It's a blip, a shadow on the ultrasound...too
deep to tell. You know, maybe a dead
seal. Anyway, we're, uh, we're gonna
rule it out and pack up for the season.
Another week or two, it'll be dark most
of the time, much too cold to work outside.
As far as coming back next year, well,
you know it's not up to me. The Pentagon
reevaluates our presence here every
year. Take it up with them."
"Well, maybe my new conclusions about
the DHD will be enough to convince them
that we should continue."
"I'm sure coming from you, it'll hold
"The one found with the Antarctic 'gate
died shortly after it was brought back
to Area 51. It was used a few times
and then just ran out of energy. That
was the first indication we had that
the power sources fueling the 'gate
technology have a limited life span.
We've run a number of tests comparing
the power source to other off world
DHDs. We think we now have evidence
that the 'gate we found down there is
one of the oldest in the entire system.
It could be as much as 50 million years
"The Antarctic plate wasn't covered
by glacier back then. It wasn't even
at the South Pole."
"Well, the 'gate didn't necessarily
originate there. It could have been
moved from another planet at any point
in time, but that's what we need to
try and determine.
"There has to be something else down
“I mean we've been down here four years
running. Since we dug out those two
Jaffa we've found nothing. If this latest
lead turns out to be...
"Hey Micheals, the thing in the ice....it's
SG-1 IS ARRIVING AT THE ANTARCTIC STATION.
"Why's the plane leaving?"
" Cold's no good for the electronics.
It'll be back."
"Let's ask these folks."
Sam and Dr. Michaels shake hands as the greet each other.
" Hi, It's nice to finally meet you,
"You too. Dr, Michaels, this is Dr.
"Uh...Doctors Woods and Osbourne."
"Well, welcome to Antarctic, Colonel."
"Thanks...great to be back."
"Let's go inside."
All begin walking through a hallway into another area of the
"How long is this gonna take?"
"A few days, maybe more, why?"
"Long range forecast doesn't look good."
"Bit of a weather freak."
"He'll love it here.
All continue on into another room in the facility.
"Uh...you might want to leave your coats
on. We're keeping the quarantine lab
below freezing to maintain the specimen."
"We thought you'd want to see it right
" As you can see, we're quite well equipped.
We have a research lab...an observation
room...and in here, the quarantine lab."
All enter the quarantine lab to view a large block of ice lying
on a lab table. There is obviously something inside the ice.
"After digging up those Jaffa the first
year, we expected to find a lot more
a lot faster."
" I named her Aiyana...means "eternal
"Native American Indian?"
"Mm Hmm. My grandfather was one-quarter
"How do you know it's a she?"
"The form appears to be female, although,
I admit, it's hard to tell for sure."
" Have you, uh, have you made a guess
about her age?"
"Mm...25 to 35?"
"Give or take several million years..."
"That's what the preliminary analysis
of the oxygen content in the ice indicates."
"Yeah, but didn't humans evolve on this
planet somewhere between 8 and 9 hundred
thousand years ago?"
"That's what we thought."
"Oh, this could be big."
"As you said, evidence now points to
the Stargate found here predating the
glacier." (Sam nods affirmative.)
"The Jaffa found near the Stargate could
not have been frozen there that long
"Not even close."
"Dr. Jackson theorized that when the
'gate from Giza was buried roughly 2000
years ago that the Goa'uld managed to
open up the Antarctic 'gate."
"Well, that's because a crevasse was
formed. It allowed the wormhole to connect
and ultimately create a larger opening.
The Jaffa were frozen after that."
"But she wasn't."
"Much before that."
"So she's neither Jaffa, nor Goa'uld."
"Well, whoever this is...she was probably
around when Antarctic 'gate was first
"We need to take more core samples to
determine if she was actually frozen
in the same vein."
"Did you do a tissue sample?"
"Mm Hmm...I'd like you to have a look."
" Listen...could somebody bottom-line
this for me?"
"Well, sir, we could be looking at evidence
that human beings evolved long before
we thought they did."
"And maybe not even originally on this
" Darwin would be crushed."
Another room in the Antarctic facility.
Jack and Teal'c are walking into a locker
room of sorts.
" What is it O'Neill?"
" I forgot to tape the Simpsons. (Teal'c
looks at him blankly) It's important
to me." Teal'c turns away with an "unbelievable"
look on his face.
The research lab. Dr. Fraiser is looking
in a microscope as Dr. Michaels and
Jonas look on.
"This is incredible."
" I know. No Adipocere"
" What's that?"
"It's a residue that forms on dead animal
tissue when exposed to moisture. But
that's not the most amazing part. (She
slides herself away from the microscope
to face the other two, a look of amazement
on her face.) These tissue cells are
"That's what I was hoping you'd say...I
thought maybe I was losing my mind."
" I'm sorry...uh, what?"
" When you freeze live cells, crystals
form and ultimately destroy the integrity
of the cell. That's why we haven't been
able to develop a viable method of human
"So...these cells are perfect. They
could be from you or me."
The quarantine lab. Dr. Fraiser and
Dr. Michaels are wearing surgical masks
and latex gloves. They are maneuvering
an overhanging heat lamp into place
over the block of ice. The others are
watching in the adjoining observation
room. The thawing process begins. Time
goes by as water slowly drips from the
"Right hand, right arm and partial head
exposed...the clothing appears tailored.
"Peeling back what appears to be the
right sleeve covering the face." (She
picks up the cloth with forceps and
peels it back to reveal a remarkably
preserved female face, still partially
buried in the ice.) "You got it?" (To
Dr. Michaels, who has picked up the
piece of cloth from Janet's forceps
and is laying it back away from the
"Okay...." (Janet shakes her head in
disbelief as she looks at the face.)
"She is remarkably preserved."
Janet shines her penlight into the unexposed eye of the face.
The pupil reacts to the light and Janet quickly pulls back the
light, looking at Dr. Michaels with a shocked look on her face,
hoping for confirmation that Dr. Michaels has noticed the pupil
reaction as well. Janet shines the penlight into the eye again
and again the pupil reacts.
"I got a cortical response...Sam, I
need your help!" Dr. Michaels begins
wheeling a machine toward the table.
"What's goin' on?"
"Electroencephalogram. It measures brain-wave
Sam heads into the quarantine lab. Time jump ahead, Janet is
placing the last of the leads on "Aiyana's" head.
"Alright, go, Sam."
Oscillations begin to show on the screen of the EEG monitor.
" Delta waves."
"We've seen stranger."
"We've gotta get her out."
"Sir, crank up the heat!"
Jack moves to the control panel at his right and turns up the
heat on the heat lamps.
The temperature in the quarantine lab rapidly begins rising.
Time jump ahead, Sam, Janet, Jonas and Dr. Michaels are in the
quarantine lab and are preparing to move "Aiyana" from what is
left of the ice block to a gurney. "Aiyana" is dressed in a drab
brown colored tunic (or long dress of a utilitarian nature) and
a matching hair covering.
"On three...when you're ready Jonas."
" Okay, one, two, three."
They lift "Aiyana" out of the ice and onto a gurney.
"Temperature is 73 degrees."
"No sign of frostbite."
"I assume you don't have bypass?"
"Okay, let's try, uh, warm saline, one
milligram epi, and do a blood gas."
Dr. Michaels nods consent and moves to do those tasks.
"You know the medics have a saying down
here: You're not dead until you're warm
"That's because anything below 82 degrees
and life signs are often undetectable."
" Okay, we've got disorganized electrical
"I'm intubating. Tilt her head, Sam."
(Janet inserts the respiration tube
guide - sorry...don't know what it's
really called. ;-) ) "I'm in...give
me the tube. That's it...okay."
"There's a heartbeat."
"Hey, uh, she's bleeding." (He points
to the spot on her arm where, presumably,
the tissue sample was extracted.)
"Sam...can you take over bagging?"
Janet moves to cover the wound with a bandage.
"PH is 6.9. She's acidotic, but her
PO2 is 98."
"Ten beats per minute."
Suddenly the monitor flat-lines.
"She's in V-fib." (Janet moves to the
defibrillator) "Charging to 200." (She
grabs the paddles and heads toward "Aiyana".)
"30 beats per minute. BP 60 over 40
and rising. I can't believe this is
Suddenly "Aiyana" blinks her eyes.
THE QUARANTINE LAB...FROM "AIYANA'S" PERSPECTIVE. SAM, JANET,
JONAS AND DR. MICHAELS ARE LOOKING DOWN AT HER. THE SOUND OF
HER BREATHING IS ENHANCED.
"She's breathing on her own."
"I think we're scaring her."
Switch to viewer perspective again. Aiyana is looking around.
She does appear to be quite frightened. She still has EEG leads
on her head, EKG leads on her chest and the respirator tube down
"It's okay. Hey, it's okay...it's okay...shhh."
(as "Aiyana" becomes more agitated.)
"Can we take the tube out?"
"Yeah." (Janet and Jonas switch places
so that Janet is now closer to "Aiyana's"
head.) "It's okay. Sam, give me a hand.
Easy...easy...hang on." (Janet moves
to stand at the top of the gurney and
she removes the respirator tube.) "Take
it easy....it's okay." (As "Aiyana"
coughs several times.) "It's okay....there
we go...yeah." (Suddenly, "Aiyana" begins
convulsing. "Oh, ho, whoa...Michaels...2.5
milligrams Valium." (Michaels moves
to inject the dose into the IV line.)
"Easy, nobody's gonna hurt you. It's
okay. Here you go....here you go...yeah."
"Aiyana" becomes calmer as the Valium begins to take effect.
The observation room...some time has
"We didn't do anything, sir. She revived
herself. It was as if the thawing process
just triggered an internal response
telling her body to come back to life."
"But, not a snakehead, right?"
"Alright...then what are we dealin'
"Something not humanly possible...not
as far as I know."
"Then she may indeed be not of this
"As far as we knew up until now, all
human life in the galaxy was transplanted
to other planets from Earth by the Goa'uld.
Now the odds of a totally alien life
form evolving to look exactly like us
"Actually...if she's as old as we think
she is...wouldn't it be us evolving
to look like her?"
"We really need to check out the site
again. At least get another core sample
to prove the age of the ice."
"You guys need some help?"
"We can handle it."
"Uh...she's awake again."
"Think I'll try talking to her."
The quarantine lab - "Aiyana" is laying
on the gurney, now dressed in medical
scrubs and her arms are restrained at
her sides. She looks a little drowsy,
still as Jonas and Dr. Michaels walk
in, both wearing surgical masks. "Aiyana"
seems a bit frightened as they approach.
"Hey." (He sees her fear and lowers
his mask. He looks at Dr. Michaels and
then removes the mask completely so
that "Aiyana" can see his face.) "It's,
uh, (points to himself) Jonas."
"We don't need these restraints anymore,
do we?" (He removes the left arm restraint
- Dr. Michaels moves to do the same
on the left arm). "It's alright, it's
alright. It's better, huh?" (To Dr.
Michaels) "Want to sit her up?"
Jonas and Dr. Michaels reach behind "Aiyana" and help bring her
to a sitting position.
"Can you speak? You speak?"
" Uh, maybe she just doesn't understand
"I'd be very surprised if she did, but
that doesn't mean we can't communicate,
right?" (Pointing to himself again.)
"I'm Jonas. Jonas...that's my name."
" I guess she can speak."
"Jonas, though, Jonas is my name. It's
my name." (Points to Dr. Michaels) "Francine
is her name. Do you have a name? Hmm?"
(Aiyana looks at the bandage on her
arm). "That bothering you?"
"Oh, that's my fault. I'm sorry."
"Yeah, sorry. It's what you say to somebody
when you, uh, cause them pain or sadness...you've
" We didn't know...let me have a look?
It's okay." (Dr. Michaels removes the
bandage to reveal there is no longer
a wound on the arm.) "That's amazing."
"Yes, you are."
"A-ma-zing." (Jonas nods his head in
The research lab.
"The weather system Jonas was worried
about is blowing in more quickly than
"Woods, Osbourne, this is O'Neill, come
"Yeah, Colonel, I read you."
"That storm is headed our way."
"Roger that. We're almost done here.
It'll be dark soon anyway...just be
back in a couple of hours...Woods out."
Jonas and Dr. Michaels enter the lab.
"Well, we didn't really learn
"No, not even her name. There's obviously
a communication barrier. She can speak,
"There's really no telling what the
effects of being frozen that long are...even
with her ability to, uh, preserve or
heal herself physically, parts of her
mind could have been damaged beyond
"The wound on her arm is completely
"I mean, if we can figure out how she's
able to regenerate..."
" Could she not be deliberately hiding
"What reason would she have to hide
The quarantine lab. Dr. Michaels is
with Aiyana. Jonas arrives carrying
what looks like a large T.V. dinner.
"I thought you might be hungry. I brought
you some...food. You eat it." (He demonstrates
by eating a bit of food with this fingers.)
" It's not very good, but, uh,...try
Aiyana takes the tray from Jonas and samples some of the food.
She is not thrilled with her first selection. She tries another
compartment on the tray.
"That's not much..." (Aiyana begins
to dive into this selection). "better.
I guess if you've been frozen for that
many years..." (He clears his throat
- he notices Dr. Michaels removing her
jacket). "You alright?"
" Yeah, yeah. I just think we have the
heat turned up a little high in here
"Hey, I want to show you something...uh...here,
look, look." (He holds up what appears
to be one of Daniel's journals. The
page is opened to a drawing of a Stargate.)
"Have you ever seen this? Yes? No?"
Jonas(appearing a bit frustrated, but determined, shakes his
finger); "We're going to try something else."
In the observation room behind Jonas, Sam is seen moving from
the door way to join Janet at a terminal.
"Look at this."
"What are they?"
"EEGs I took of Cassandra when she was
suffering the effects of Niirti's genetic
"Cassie started developing telekinetic
"Mm Hmm. These are the ones I took of
Colonel O'Neill when he had the knowledge
of the Ancient repository downloaded
into his brain. Now, I've been comparing
"Connection?" (Janet nods in the affirmative.)
"Okay, Niirti was trying to create genetically
enhanced human beings...and the Ancient
device was rewriting Colonel O’Neill’s
memory until the Asgard put a stop to
"It was doing more than that. It was
activating dormant areas of his brain.
Sam, look, what if there's more than
just a coincidental similarity in these
"So you're saying this woman is...?"
"I'm saying she's another example of
an advanced stage of the potential human
"Leading to what?"
"Antarctic cod can live in water so
cold, other fish would develop ice crystals
in their blood. Now they've had 40 million
years or so to adapt to the change in
temperature and they've developed this
protein that acts like anti-freeze..."
"Given enough time, evolution can do
some pretty amazing things. Look we
know that humans can become much more
powerful beings. We've seen it happen
"Uh huh, with the help of other powerful
"Yes...we think this woman might predate
human evolution on Earth by 50 million
"Yeah, but that would put her behind
us on the evolutionary timeline...not
"Unless...our evolution isn't the first
time it's happened. That's not big,
"Okay, look, it's just a theory and
we certainly don't have any hard evidence,
"Yeah, yeah, but if you're right...this
woman could be part of the race that
first invented the 'gate."
"One stage of that development, anyway."
"A living Ancient..."
"And we look just like her..."
"That could mean th-that our evolution
wasn't just some biological accident."
We see Dr. Michaels has passed out. Sam and Janet go into to
check her out. Aiyana sits back and watches with a concerned
or frightened look on her face.
Quarters elsewhere in the facility,
a makeshift infirmary. Michaels is on
a bed there. Janet walks into where
Sam and Jack are sitting. They are sitting
facing each other across a small table.
"Michaels fainted. She's running a high
fever. I need to do more tests."
"She's fine. I know what you're thinking."
"It's possible she may be carrying a
contagion of some kind."
Jack gives Sam one of those "yeah, that's what I figured" smiles.
"Would she not also be ill?"
"There are a number of examples of diseased
that have no effect on the carrier,
but can still infect others. It may
be that her healing abilities are fighting
off the infection in her own system
without eradicating it completely."
"Should...Jonas still be in there?"
"If he wants to be. Chances are, he's
already been exposed. It's possible
we all have. If this did come from her,
we need to know as much as she can tell
"The C-130 is scheduled to pick us up
"You'd better call it off."
"Ah, they couldn't have flown in this
"Until I know a lot more about what's
going on here, we're quarantined
THE ANTARCTIC STATION
"Woods, Osbourne, this is O'Neill, come
in." (There is nothing but static coming
over the radio as we see a shot of Janet,
checking on Dr. Michaels, who is very
ill). "Osbourne, Woods...this is O'Neill.
Sam walks into the room with Janet and Dr. Michaels.
"How is she?"
"Not good. Fever won't come down, she's
not responding to antibiotics. Whatever
this is, it's fast."
"Woods and Osbourne still aren't back
and they're not responding on the radio."
"If they developed the same symptoms
as Michaels, they could be weak, disoriented
or even passed out."
"You definitely think this came from
"Well, Michaels seems to have been affected
first and she was the one working with
the tissue sample."
The entrance to the Antarctic base.
Osbourne is entering the base, carrying
a case and stumbling. He falls as he
makes it inside.
Teal'c and Jack arrive seconds later, followed by Sam and Janet
who enter through a different door. Jack kneels down beside Osbourne.
"The core samples."
" got separated...hoping he made his
way back here."
"What about the snow cat?"
"got stuck in a drift."
"It's minus thirty...he won't last for
long out there."
"He's running a high temperature. Help
me get him back to the barracks."
Jack and Teal'c help Osbourne to the barracks and lay him down
on a bed not far from Michaels.
"Sam, I'm gonna need your help."
"Hopefully, Woods activated his EPIRB."
"Stay in radio contact."
Jack and Teal'c leave on their search. Sam walks over and picks
up Osbourne's hat and the case he had been carrying (containing
the core samples). She and Jonas head back toward the labs.
Jonas enters the isolation lab where Aiyana has been watching
some of the activity through a window.
"Oh, Dr. Woods is lost. Colonel O'Neill
and Teal'c went out there to find him.
Hope they do. Dr. Michaels and Dr. Osbourne
are both...sick. Dr. Fraiser thinks
that we may have been, uh, infected
by some disease that you're carrying.
Eventually, we're all gonna be very
sick. But...you have no idea what I'm
talking about, so..."
Aiyana approaches with a questioning look and pointing to herself
as if to say "something I've done?"
"Do you?" (Again Aiyana looks at him
with an inquiring look.) "You can understand
me?" (Aiyana nods yes.) "You're a quicker
study than I am. So, is there anything
at all that you can tell me about this
disease you're carrying? Why you're
not sick? You don't know? Y-You don't
remember anything? Do you know how you're
able to heal yourself?" (Aiyana nods
The research lab. Janet is returning
from the adjoining barracks where Michaels
and Osbourne are laying on cots. Sam
is looking at a monitor in the lab.
"I'm going to boost the dose of antibiotic,
but so far I haven't seen any sign of
bacterial growth in the culture. If
this is a virus, there's nothing else
I can do here."
"How much time do they have?"
"Days...hours, I don't know. Michaels
kidneys have started to shut down and
that's a bad sign."
"The ice core sample that Osbourne brought
back places Aiyana in the same vein
as the Stargate. She's at least three
million years old. But if she comes
from a race that actually predates the
glacier and your theory is correct,
she could be a lot older."
"Carter, come in."
Sam jumps up and hurries over to the two-way mic.
"Colonel, this is Carter."
The scene changes to where Jack and Teal'c are...out in the blowing
snow. It's dark and they are using flashlights to search.
"We found the abandoned 'cat. We'll
continue the search on foot. Visibility
is near zero and I keep losing a satellite
lock on the tracker."
"The cold must be affecting the active
antenna on your SatNav."
"We'll keep looking. O'Neill out."
"Dr. Woods! Dr. Woods! Dr. Woods!"
The Antarctic base. Janet taps on the
window of the isolation lab to get Jonas'
attention. Jonas hops of the gurney
where he has been seated next to Aiyana,
looking at a notebook and walks out
to speak to Janet.
"She understands everything I'm saying...everything.
I told her exactly what's been happening
and she seems t-to know that sh-she's
responsible for it somehow, you know?
Like it's her fault."
"She told you that?"
"Not in so many words, no."
"Well, what about something that could
"Not yet, but, uh, it doesn't mean that
her memory won't come back. It's logical
that th-the mind would take longer than
the body to heal."
"The problem is, Jonas, we don't know
how much time we have."
Antarctic exterior...Teal'c and Jack
are still out searching.
"O'Neill!" (Teal'c has found Woods).
Teal'c and Jack are speeding back into
the entrance of the base, with Woods
on a stretcher in tow. Janet greets
them and bends down to Woods and Jack
and Teal'c dismount their snow mobiles.
"Let's get him into the lab. On three...one,
" He's in hypothermic shock. We need
to get his clothes off." (Aiyana watches
as Janet and the others begin working
on Woods...removing clothing, etc.)
"We need to get him wrapped in warm
blankets. Sam, I need you to hook him
up onto the monitor."
Jonas pulls off a boot and then a sock to reveal severe frostbite
on Woods' feet and lower legs.
"This can't be good."
"Oh, my God." She turns back to hooking
on the EKG leads as Janet begins to
Jonas removes the other boot and sock to reveal a similar looking
foot. The EKG monitor begins to flat line.
"He's in V-fib." (to Sam) "You get the
paddles, I'll get the jell." (Sam and
Janet prepare the defibrillator). "Ok...everybody
As Janet gets ready to zap Woods, Aiyana steps up. She has been
slowly circling around the action and has approached Woods from
the opposite side from everyone else.
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, Hey!"
"No, no, no...wait...wait."
"Let's see...let's see what she does."
Aiyana places her left hand on Woods forehead and her left hand
on his chest.
"Wait." (He walks around to stand beside
A look of discomfort comes over Aiyana's face as she begins to
"heal" Woods. Janet and Sam look on with apprehension. Seconds
later, Woods gasps. Sam looks down to Woods feet and sees them
quickly return to a healthy state. All look on in amazement as
Aiyana continues to heal Woods. When she is done, she collapses
backward into Jonas' arms.
"His vital signs are back to normal."
Janet looks at Jonas, who nods his understanding. Jack, Sam and
Teal'c are each seen with looks of disbelief or amazement on
their faces as the scene fades out.
ISOLATION LAB. - JONAS WALKS IN AND AIYANA SITS UP FROM ON THE
GURNEY WHERE SHE HAS BEEN RESTING.
"You okay?" (Aiyana nods yes.) "Do you
know what you did?" (Again she nods
yes.) "Do you know how you did it?"
(Aiyana nods no.) "Can you do it again?"
(Aiyana frowns as though she is unsure.)
"Dr. Michaels and Dr. Osbourne are both...they're
in very bad shape. And if you can't
help them..." (Aiyana nods yes.)
The barracks. Janet is sitting on the
edge of the bed where Michaels is laying.
Jonas and Aiyana enter the room and
Aiyana approaches Michaels. She kneels
down beside the cot and places her hands
on Michaels just as she did to Woods.
Time jump: Janet, Osbourne, Michaels
and Jonas return to the research lab
from the barracks. Sam, Jack, Teal'c
and Woods are there.
"I guess it worked."
"So this is good, right? When she wakes
up, she can zap us all?"
"Not necessarily...healing them really
Janet walks away. Sam follows her. Janet sits down at a monitor
and Sam walks up behind her.
"What is it, Janet?"
"It's a blood sample from Aiyana. I'll
know more in a little while."
Sam sits down in a chair behind Janet. Janet turns around to
look at her.
"Hey, you okay?"
"Yeah. What do you think the problem
"Whatever or however she is able to
do what she does, it weakens her...more
each time. I mean, she's still carrying
that virus herself, Sam. I'm afraid
there's going to be a point where she
puts herself at risk."
Time passes. Janet walks back into the research lab (where everyone
else is) from the observation room
"Okay. I can't say for sure, but her
white cell count is down significantly.
White blood cells are a major part of
our immune system and...she's still
"What does that mean?"
"It means that you, me, Sam and Jonas
are all going to get a lot worse over
the next day or so and...I don't know
what will happen if we let her try to
heal all of us."
"She could die."
"She could save some of us or all of
us, who knows."
"You know, maybe she just needs some
time to get her strength back."
"Well, for the moment, none of us are
in dire need, so I suggest we get some
" I will stand watch."
"No...Teal'c, if you don't Kel-No-Reem
you're immune system will be vulnerable
"We'll watch her."
"Yeah, it's the least we can do."
"Ya know, I'll run some tests on the
three of us, looking for antibody markers.
I mean, hopefully, whatever she did
to us means we're now immune to re-infection."
"Okay...and the rest of us will get
some sleep. That's an order."
Time passes. Woods is nodding off as he sits next to Aiyana,
who is still sleeping on the cot in the barracks. Suddenly, she
wakes and sits up.
"Hi. Thank you. You saved my life. I
have to admit I feel a little guilty,
being okay while Colonel O'Neill and
the rest of them keep getting sicker."
(Aiyana looks down at her hands, then
beings to rise.) " If we could just
figure out how..."
Aiyana caresses Woods face and he loses consciousness. Aiyana
leaves the barracks.
Other sleeping quarters. Sam and Janet
are bunked out here. Aiyana approaches
Janet first and puts her hands on Janet
in the same manner as she has previously.
The research lab
"The storm is passing."
"Good. Maybe now we'll be able to get
a disease control team in here."
"I'm gonna relieve Woods."
Osbourne leaves. He walks by Teal'c who is sitting in a chair,
surrounded by lit candles in Kel-No-Reem. He continues on to
find Woods passed out on the cot and Aiyana gone.
"Norm, wake up...Norm..."
Osbourne leaves. We next see Osbourne entering Sam and Janet's
barracks and turning on the lights just as Sam and Janet are
"She's missing. Woods is unconscious."
Janet and Sam follow Woods out into
another area of the base. Osbourne points
to a door. "Check there."
She and Sam enter the room as Osbourne checks on another room
across the way. Osbourne is soon behind them as the enter the
room to find Jonas bending over an unconscious Aiyana who is
laying on the floor. Jack is laying on a cot a few feet away.
Sam and Osbourne join Jonas as Janet checks on Jack.
"It's okay. It's okay." (to the others):
"He's burning up."
ANTARCTIC BASE ENTRANCE. A DISEASE CONTROL TEAM IS ENTERING CARRYING
EQUIPMENT AND WEARING BIOHAZARD SUITS. SCENE CHANGE TO O’NEILL
WHO IS NOW LAYING IN AN AIR FORCE RESCUE CONTAINMENT STRETCHER.
JANET IS WEARING A BIOHAZARD SUIT AND IS CLOSING THE "LID" ON
THE CONTAINMENT STRETCHER (THERE IS PROBABLY A BETTER TERM FOR
THIS PIECE OF EQUIPMENT, BUT I DON'T KNOW IT. ;-) ).
"You're going to be fine, sir. I'll
see you soon."
We see Jonas giving similar assurance to Aiyana who is in an
identical stretcher next to O'Neill. Everyone is wearing a biohazard
suit except Teal'c, who is holding his suit.
"Teal'c, even though you don't have
the disease, you could still carry the
virus. We'll all get properly cleared
once we get back to the SGC."
Teal'c nods his head and Sam continues on her way.
SGC - Sam is in the observation bay
above the room where Janet is working
on O'Neill. General Hammond approaches
"Blood pressure's holding 80 over 40.
I wanna do a manual and uh, get me the
results of his latest bloodwork."
" How's he doing?"
"They're doing everything they can,
"We talked to the Tok'ra, They said
this might be beyond their help, but
they're sending someone anyway."
"His best chance is Aiyana, sir. She
managed to halt the virus completely
in the rest of us."
" Why hasn't she been able to stop it
"From what I've been able to learn so
far, sir, the virus ultimately acts
like cerebrospinal meningitis by attacking
the brain. Despite the physical similarities,
Aiyana's brain chemistry seems to be
quite different from ours. I suppose
it's possible she's able to trigger
an immune response in us that she can't
muster in herself once the disease reaches
an end stage."
"What are the odds she'll survive?"
Janet shakes her head slightly in a negative way. Sam looks down
at the floor and then up at General Hammond. All three turn to
look at O'Neill who is resting comfortably on a gurney with a
nasal cannula in his nose.
Another room in the SGC infirmary. Aiyana
lays on a similar cot with a similar
nasal cannula in her nose. Jonas approaches
her wearing a biohazard suit. As he
approaches, she opens her eyes.
"Hey...glad to see you're awake. I had
a feeling that you were gonna make it.
Thanks for what you did for me. You
didn't have to do that...not for any
of us." (Aiyana appears to be in pain
for a minute.) "Hey, take it easy, huh?
You've gotta get your strength back.
Colonel O'Neill still needs your help.
More than that...we want you to live.
I want you to live."
Aiyana shakes her head weakly...no.
Jonas is pushed back out of the way as several medical personnel
(all dressed in biohazard suits) begin working on Aiyana as alarms
go off on her monitors. Dr. Fraiser walks in.
"She just, uh..."
"Bag her. Give me one milligram epi...charging
to 300...clear...come on, come on...again...clear."
The camera focuses is no Jonas who watches helplessly as Aiyana
succumbs to the virus.
The SGC briefing room. General Hammond,
the Tok'ra: Thorna, Sam and Teal'c enter
the room through the stairs.
"His condition is beyond the healing
of a hand device. However, there is
a symbiote who is in dire need of a
"Well, the former host was mortally
wounded on assignment and the symbiote
was unable to heal him. We believe that
would not be the case with Colonel O'Neill.
Physical trauma is much more difficult
to deal with than disease."
"I do not believe Colonel O'Neill would
chose to become a Tok'ra." (He looks
at Sam who nods her agreement.)
"I am aware of the Colonel's dislike
for our kind, however, I am surprised
that you think he would choose death
Jonas walks up the stairs into the room.
"Aiyana's dead." (Sam closes her eyes
briefly). "Dr. Fraiser did everything
she could, but..."
"She may have been on borrowed time
from the start." (Jonas nods his head
"Jonas, this is Thoran ( pronounce Torran
- but according to the CC, spelled as
you see it) of the Tok'ra. Thoran, this
is Jonas Quinn. The Tok'ra are offering
a symbiote in hopes that it can heal
"What does Colonel O'Neill have to say?"
"Colonel O'Neill's in a coma. The fact
is we may be in the position of having
to decide for him."
"How can we do that?"
"No Tok'ra symbiote would choose to
blend with an unwilling host permanently.
Perhaps a temporary arrangement can
"What do you mean?"
"The symbiote, Kanan, is someone I know
well. I have no doubt that he would
be willing to blend with O'Neill, cure
him, and then leave him again if another
suitable host can be found."
"I assure you he would ultimately sacrifice
himself rather than remain with an unwilling
host. Kanan's former host died before
he was able to reveal the details of
what we believe was vital intelligence
about the undercover mission he was
on. I cannot stress enough how important
that information could be."
"Sir, I think it's obvious we all want
to do anything we can to help Colonel
O'Neill, but I really think this is
something we at least have to give him
the opportunity to decide for himself."
The room where O'Neill is being cared
for. Sam enters (wearing a biohazard
suit) and approaches the gurney. Janet
is already there.
"I'm administering point one epi. I
don't know if this is gonna work."
" Will it hurt him?"
"Can't get much worse."
Janet backs away and Sam leans in closer.
"Sir, I don't know if you can hear me...the
Tok'ra have offered you a deal. There's
a symbiote that needs a host. They think
it could cure you. Now, it may be your
only chance. It would only be temporary.
It would come out of you as soon as
they found another host. Sir...are you
getting any of this?"
Sam backs away and looks at Janet, looking rather disappointed.
We see Jonas and Hammond in the observation room, looking concerned.
"Yeah, I'm right here."
"Over my dead body."
Sam closes her eyes and nods her head.
"Sir, the symbiote's host died while
they were on a mission. The Tok'ra have
strong reason to believe that the symbiote
has vital information to reveal and
this would give him that chance. Now,
they promised that if no other host
was found within a reasonable amount
of time, the symbiote would sacrifice
itself rather than stay in an unwilling
Jack finally nods his head, ever so slightly, in the affirmative.
Sam smiles and turns to look at Janet who smiles back. They both
turn to smile up at the observation room.
SGC 'gate room. - O'Neill is back in
the rescue pod. He is being carried
by Sam, Thoran, Teal'c, Jonas, and two
medics. They carry him through the Stargate.