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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 814

                                      "FULL ALERT"

                                           By

                             Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie


                                     Transcribed by 
 
                                    Callie Sullivan



               JACK’S HOUSE. Jack has just arrived home. He takes two packs 
               of beer and a bag of groceries off the back seat and walks towards 
               the house. As he reaches the front door, he realises that the 
               door is ajar. He puts down the beer and the groceries, takes 
               his shades off, reaches under the back of his shirt and takes 
               out a pistol before pushing the door open and cautiously walking 
               inside. He checks the hallway, then makes his way down the steps 
               to the living room. He swings round the corner and aims his pistol 
               as he sees Robert Kinsey standing by the fireplace with a glass 
               in one hand and a bottle of Scotch in the other.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         Bad news: you’re out of Scotch. (He 
                         pours the last of the whiskey into his 
                         glass.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Well, if I’d known you were comin’, 
                         I’d have hidden the good stuff.
 
               (Kinsey chuckles and sits down in a chair.)

                                     KINSEY
                         If you’d known I was coming, I doubt 
                         I’d have made it through the door.
 
                         
               (Jack goes to the coffee table, picks up the phone handset and 
               starts dialling.)
 
                                     KINSEY
                         Who are you calling?

                                     O’NEILL
                         Local sheriff’s a friend of mine.

                                     KINSEY
                         I may be disgraced, but I’m not wanted 
                         for any crimes.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Breaking and entering?

                                     KINSEY
                         Jack ...

                                     O’NEILL
                         Shh. It’s ringing.

               (Kinsey makes an exasperated noise and looks round, noticing 
               that the phone base which the handset came from is on a small 
               table at his side. He reaches over and pulls out the phone plug 
               from its socket.)
 
                                     KINSEY
                         Now you can listen to what I have to 
                         say.
 
               (Jack tosses down the handset, reaches into his pocket, pulls 
               out his cellphone and starts to dial again.)
 
                                     KINSEY
                         Oh, for God’s sake! You need to start 
                         trusting me, Jack.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Mmmmmmm, no - I really don’t.

                                     KINSEY
                         Yes, you really do. The fate of the 
                         planet depends on it.
 
               
               OPENING TITLES. Resume. Jack still has the phone to his ear. 
               The sheriff answers at the other end.
 
                                     SHERIFF
                         Hello?

                                     O’NEILL
                         Andy. It’s Jack.

                                     SHERIFF/ANDY
                         Hey, what’s up?

               (Kinsey opens his arms to Jack, as if to say, “Do you really 
               want to do this?” Jack hesitates.)
 
                                     ANDY
                         Jack? Hello?

                                     O’NEILL
                         I was just checking on Friday - making 
                         sure we’re still on for poker.
 
                                     ANDY
                         Yeah, you bet!

                                     O’NEILL
                         I’ll bring the beer.

                                     ANDY
                         Alright.

                                     O’NEILL
                         See ya then.

                                     ANDY
                         See ya.

               (Jack hangs up.)

                                     KINSEY
                         Wise decision.

               (Still holding his pistol, Jack goes over to the sofa, looks 
               at his watch, then sits down.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         You’ve got three minutes ... before 
                         I shoot you as an intruder in my home.
 
                         
               (Kinsey chuckles.)

                                     KINSEY
                         Same old Jack O’Neill - although I hear 
                         you’re a general now. Congratulations. 
                         (Jack lifts his pistol and taps it gently 
                         on his watch, indicating that Kinsey 
                         should get on with it.) Alright, then 
                         - straight to the point. You wanna take 
                         down The Trust - I can help you.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         I’m sorry - I must have missed an episode. 
                         I thought you guys were working together.
 
                         
                                     KINSEY
                         After I was forced to resign as Vice 
                         President, my relationship with the 
                         organisation changed.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Meaning you were no longer useful, so 
                         they kicked you out on your ass.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         That’s a rather crude way of putting 
                         it but ... yes.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Why didn’t they just shoot you?

                                     KINSEY
                         Believe me, that was a consideration 
                         - which is why, when they requested 
                         a meeting a few days ago, I suggested 
                         a nice public venue. They made me a 
                         very interesting offer. (He looks at 
                         Jack, who twirls his pistol in a “get 
                         on with it” gesture.) In exchange for 
                         a large cash payment, The Trust wants 
                         me to arrange a meeting with General 
                         Miraslov Kiselev, the Russian Defence 
                         Minister.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         I thought they already had connections 
                         with the Russian military?
 
                                     KINSEY
                         This isn’t just a connection. Kiselev 
                         exercises operational authority over 
                         all of Russia’s armed forces, including 
                         their nuclear arsenal.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         And he just happens to be a good friend 
                         of yours.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         After the fall of communism, he was 
                         one of a number of officers assigned 
                         to pursue secret talks with the west, 
                         aimed at military co-operation. He was 
                         a hard-liner even then. His country 
                         was falling apart but he came at us 
                         as though we were the ones at a disadvantage! 
                         He and I developed a ... mutual respect.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         What does The Trust want with him?
 
                         
                                     KINSEY
                         Well, they wouldn’t give me any specifics, 
                         but they know we entered into a deal 
                         with the Russians for control of the 
                         Gate, and they also know that there’s 
                         a growing sentiment in Moscow that we 
                         haven’t been keeping up our end of the 
                         bargain.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         You think they’re trying to turn the 
                         Russians against us?
 
                                     KINSEY
                         It’s ambitious, I know, even for The 
                         Trust, but from what I hear, after you 
                         put a crimp in their little plan to 
                         use symbiont poison to wipe out the 
                         Goa’uld, there’s been a change of attitude. 
                         They’re no longer willing to stay in 
                         the shadows and bide their time. They 
                         wanna make a direct grab for power. 
                         That’s why I came to you.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Yes, you always struck me as the hero 
                         type.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         You may question my methods, but everything 
                         I did was for God and country. (Jack 
                         rolls his eyes.) For The Trust to ally 
                         themselves with a foreign power against 
                         the United States of America - well, 
                         that’s just something I can’t condone.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Kinsey, please - spare me the diatribe. 
                         They kicked you when you were down and 
                         you want revenge - it’s as simple as 
                         that.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         The truth is, my motives are irrelevant. 
                         The Trust has become an imminent threat 
                         to the sovereignty of this nation. Now, 
                         what are you gonna do about it?
 
               
               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. Jack is sitting with SG-1.

                                     DANIEL
                         Well, that would be a problem. Technically 
                         the Gate’s only here on loan - if the 
                         Russians decide they want it back, things 
                         could get sticky.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Is it possible Kinsey is simply lying?
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         That is always possible.

                                     CARTER
                         Has he asked for anything in return 
                         for the information?
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Protection.

                                     DANIEL
                         Makes sense - if he doesn’t co-operate, 
                         The Trust’ll kill him.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Maybe he should co-operate. This could 
                         be our chance to get somebody on the 
                         inside - infiltrate the organisation.
 
                         
               
               HOLDING ROOM. Jack has gone to speak to Kinsey.

                                     KINSEY
                         You want me to wear a wire?!

                                     O’NEILL
                         That’s the deal.

                                     KINSEY
                         I am not a spy!

                                     O’NEILL
                         Think of it this way: if you don’t do 
                         what they want, they’ll kill you. If 
                         you don’t do what we want ... we’ll 
                         let ‘em.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         Well, that’s as good as pulling the 
                         trigger yourself! I thought Stargate 
                         Command didn’t do that sort of thing.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Well ... we’re under new management.
 
                         
               
               SURVEILLANCE VAN.

                                     CARTER
                         Alright, let’s test it. (An image of 
                         Sam appears on several TV screens.) 
                         How’s it looking?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Got picture.

                                     CARTER
                         Let’s have your belt.

                                     KINSEY
                         Why?

                                     CARTER
                         You should be wearing this one instead. 
                         (Kinsey sighs, stands up and starts 
                         taking off his belt.) The buckle contains 
                         a GPS receiver unit that’ll allow us 
                         to track your movements.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         When we’re done, I want that back. (He 
                         starts to put the second one on.)
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Now, they’ve arranged to meet you at 
                         a remote location. My guess is they’ll 
                         have you leave your car and then they’ll 
                         drive you to a second location where 
                         the actual meeting will take place. 
                         Now, we’re gonna have to keep back a 
                         fair distance so as not to arouse suspicion 
                         but we will be monitoring your conversations 
                         by means of this listening device that 
                         we fitted into the collar of your shirt. 
                         We’ve got a strike team with us. They 
                         will be ready to move in at the first 
                         sign of trouble. Now, in the event that 
                         something does go wrong, I suggest we 
                         come up with a pre-established signal, 
                         preferably a code word that’ll let us 
                         know you’re in trouble.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         How about something simple, like “Help”?!
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         How about something a little less obvious, 
                         like, “Red”?
 
                                     KINSEY
                         Whatever.

                                     CARTER
                         Don’t be too direct fishing for information. 
                         Let them do the talking.
 
               (Irritated, Kinsey stands up and moves to the back to the van.)
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Get out of my way. I know what to do.
 
                         
               
               REMOTE LOCATION. Kinsey is leaning against the front of his car. 
               From the irritated noises and gestures he’s making, he’s been 
               waiting a long time. Finally a car pulls up and Jennings (last 
               seen being kicked in the head by Sam during “Endgame”) gets out.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         You’re late. (Jennings holds up a blindfold.) 
                         You’re kidding, right?
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         Afraid not. (He puts the blindfold onto 
                         Kinsey and helps him into the back of 
                         the car, then gets back into the front 
                         passenger seat and the car drives off. 
                         Some distance away, a grey van  moves 
                         off.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         He’s on the move.

               (Teal’c and the strike team are in a black car.)

                                     TEAL’C
                         Understood. (He starts the car and follows 
                         the van.)
 
               (In the van, Sam and Daniel are watching the video feed from 
               Kinsey’s hidden camera and listening in to the conversation.)
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         So how long’s this sightseeing trip 
                         gonna last?
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         We’ll let you know.

               (The Trust car turns off the main road and heads off down a dirt 
               road. In the van, Sam watches the movement of the car on the 
               GPS screen.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         They’ve turned off the main road.

               (After a while, the Trust car reaches a large mansion and pulls 
               up outside the front door.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         (into radio): They’ve stopped.

               (On the video screens, we see Jennings helping Kinsey out of 
               the car. The SGC van and car pull up some distance away. Sam 
               and Daniel watch the screens as Kinsey is helped up the steps 
               to the front door of the house.)
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         This way.

               (We switch to the interior of the house as Kinsey is escorted 
               inside. In the large ornate hallway, which has the stuffed heads 
               of animals mounted on the walls, sits a man smoking a cigar. 
               Jennings takes Kinsey’s blindfold off. Another man, holding a 
               glass, addresses him.)
 
                                     MR PARKER
                         Bob. Good to see you again. Sorry about 
                         the blindfold. What can we get you to 
                         drink?
 
                                     KINSEY
                         What are you having?

                                     MR PARKER
                         Vodka tonic.

                                     KINSEY
                         In that case I’ll have a Scotch - no 
                         ice.
 
               (A third man comes down the stairs as Jennings goes to fix Kinsey 
               his drink.)
 
                                     MR KENT
                         We’re glad you finally agreed to a private 
                         meeting. We were afraid you might be, 
                         uh, holding a grudge against us.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         You mean because you abandoned me at 
                         the moment I needed you the most?
 
                         
                                     MR PARKER
                         You were a liability, Bob - an embarrassment.
 
                         
                                     KINSEY
                         I think you’ve got that backwards. I 
                         was only forced to resign as Vice President 
                         because they found out about my relationship 
                         with you.
 
                                     MR PARKER
                         Either way, you were no longer useful 
                         to us. You would have done the same.
 
                         
                                     KINSEY
                         Maybe. But when I cut someone loose, 
                         I don’t go back to them grovelling for 
                         favours.
 
                                     MR WAYNE
                         You say what’s on your mind - I’ll give 
                         you that.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         Under other circumstances, I might be 
                         worried about winding up like one of 
                         your trophies on the wall but you’ve 
                         already made it clear that you need 
                         me, so I don’t have anything to worry 
                         about, do I?
 
               (Kent glances across at Wayne. From his expression, Kinsey does 
               have something to worry about.)
 
               
               (In the van, the video picture begins to break up.)

                                     CARTER
                         We’re losing video.

               (The picture disappears altogether, but the sound continues.)
 
               
                                     MR KENT
                         It’s true, we do need you but not for 
                         what you think.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         They jamming us?

                                     CARTER
                         I don’t know.

               (In the house)

                                     KINSEY
                         What are you talking about?

                                     MR WAYNE
                         Show him.

               (In the van, Sam and Daniel are trying to get the picture back 
               to no avail. In the house, Jennings brings in a metal box, puts 
               it on the table in the middle of the hall, opens it and turns 
               it around so that Kinsey can see what’s inside. Kinsey stares 
               at it in horror.)
 
                                     MR PARKER
                         This is why we need you, Bob.

               (Kinsey is looking terrified as he continues to stare at whatever 
               is inside the box.)
 
                                     KINSEY
                         What the hell is goin’ on here?

               (In the van, Sam and Daniel hurriedly snatch off their earphones 
               as a high-pitched electronic squealing comes through them.)
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         They are definitely jamming us. (She 
                         picks up a radio and speaks into it.) 
                         Teal’c, we’ve lost audio. Move in.
 
                         
               (Teal’c swings the car around the van and heads off, the van 
               following behind.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Can you get the signal back?

                                     CARTER
                         I can’t get past the interference.
 
                         
               (Teal’c’s car squeals to a halt outside the house and he and 
               the strike team jump out. The van pulls up behind and Sam and 
               Daniel join the rest of the team as they make their way into 
               the house. There is nobody in the hall. The strike team spread 
               out, checking the area.)
 
                                     STRIKE TEAM MEMBER 1
                         Clear!

               (Daniel walks over to the ashtray where Mr Wayne was sitting 
               and picks up the cigar sitting in it. It’s still burning.)
 
               
                                     STRIKE TEAM MEMBER 2
                         Clear over here, sir.

                                     DANIEL
                         They beamed out.

                                     CARTER
                         This is starting to become a habit.
 
                         
               
               SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. SG-1 are reporting back to Jack.

                                     CARTER
                         If the al’kesh is in orbit, they must 
                         have fixed the cloak, because SSN hasn’t 
                         picked them up.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         What about the locator beacons?

                                     CARTER
                         We’re running a search through the NSA 
                         satellite system, but all they’d have 
                         to do to avoid detection is change the 
                         frequency. Odds are we’re not gonna 
                         find anything.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Well, the Pentagon’s been apprised of 
                         the situation. They’re launching Prometheus 
                         in about four hours. (He points to Teal’c.) 
                         I want you on board. There’s a C-17 
                         waiting for you at Peterson.
 
                                     TEAL’C
                         Understood. (He stands and leaves the 
                         room.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I’ve been going over the sensor 
                         logs from the last encounter between 
                         Prometheus and the al’kesh. There were 
                         a few small anomalies emanating from 
                         the ship’s position before it decloaked. 
                         They didn’t register because we didn’t 
                         know to look for them, but I could create 
                         a programme that would key the sensors 
                         to those particular readings.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         I was just going to suggest that!

                                     DANIEL
                         So we’d be able to detect a cloaked 
                         ship?
 
                                     CARTER
                         Well, it’s not that simple. These anomalies 
                         are very difficult to detect. It might 
                         have just been a fluke that we picked 
                         them up the first time. The effect is 
                         also mimicked by certain types of cosmic 
                         radiation, but I still think it might 
                         improve our odds.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         So instead of a million to one ...
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         ... maybe ten thousand to one?

                                     DANIEL
                         Improved, then.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Yeah.

                                     CARTER
                         I’ll need a few hours to create the 
                         programme.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Fine.

               (Sam gets up and leaves. Jack starts to write in the file in 
               front of him. Daniel looks around the room, at a loss for something 
               to do.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I have to pick up my dry cleaning. (He 
                         starts to get up.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         You’re on a flight to Moscow in half 
                         an hour.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I am?

                                     O’NEILL
                         Yes, you are. Colonel Chekov’s people 
                         will meet you there. Will you please 
                         try to find out what the hell’s goin’ 
                         on? And if you get a chance, hook up 
                         with this General Kiselev.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, they know we’re on to them - they 
                         may just abort the mission.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         No, the way Kinsey was talking, it sounds 
                         like they’re lookin’ for a big score 
                         here.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         And what if he won’t co-operate with 
                         them?
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Kinsey’ll do what’s best for Kinsey.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Mm! (He gets up and leaves the room. 
                         Jack puts his pen down, leans back in 
                         his chair and puts his hands over his 
                         eyes in frustration.)
 
               
               EARTH ORBIT. PROMETHEUS. Colonel Pendergast is in the big chair. 
               Teal’c is wandering around the bridge.
 
                                     COMM OFFICER
                         Sir, download is complete. Colonel Carter’s 
                         new sensor programme is online and operational.
 
                         
                                     PENDERGAST
                         Alright, begin search pattern alpha.
 
                         
                                     COMM OFFICER
                         Yes, sir.

               
               MOSCOW. KREMLIN. Daniel, wearing a suit, walks through the halls 
               and reaches an office. A woman is inside with her back to him. 
               Daniel taps on the door.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Hi, I’m here to see Captain Voronokov.
 
                         
                                     WOMAN
                         There is no Captain Voronokov here.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh! That’s strange - the, uh, guy down 
                         the hall said ...
 
                                     WOMAN
                         I am Captain Voronokova. Daria Voronokova. 
                         (She shakes his hand.) You must be Daniel 
                         Jackson.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah. I’m sorry - I was told I would 
                         be meeting Colonel Chekov’s right-hand 
                         man, so naturally I ...
 
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         For my part, I expected a drab, pasty-faced, 
                         middle-aged academic. I too am pleasantly 
                         surprised. (She turns and walks away 
                         as Daniel lets this compliment sink 
                         in.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh! Uh, your English is excellent.
 
                         
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         Spaseba . And how is your Russian?
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                          (He smiles.)

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         ... OK, we stick to English, then. (Daniel’s 
                         smile disappears.) I will be your guide. 
                         Whatever you wish to do while you are 
                         in Moscow, you will ask me first - I 
                         will take care of it. If you desire 
                         to meet with anyone, I will arrange 
                         it for you. If you go out on your own, 
                         I cannot protect you. Lie to me, or 
                         attempt to mislead me, and I will not 
                         protect you.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         OK!

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         Have you eaten a proper lunch?

                                     DANIEL
                         I had something on the plane.

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         Then the answer is no. Good. I know 
                         a restaurant around the corner that 
                         serves the best salo in Moscow.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, I’m not a big fan of salo.

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         Don’t worry - you will acquire taste. 
                         (She leads him from the room.)
 
               
               SGC. CORRIDORS. An alarm is sounding, but it doesn’t sound like 
               any alarm we’ve heard before. Jack is hurrying along the corridor. 
               Sam runs to join him.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, what’s going on?

                                     O’NEILL
                         The Russians have gone to a heightened 
                         state of alert.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Why?!

                                     O’NEILL
                         We’re tryin’ to find out. The President’s 
                         called a meeting for the Joint Chiefs. 
                         We’re at Defcon 3.
 
               
               RUSSIA. Daria Voronokova is driving Daniel in a jeep.

                                     DANIEL
                         So, where exactly are we going?

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         You wish to meet with General Kiselev, 
                         da? That is where we are going.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         You must be pretty well connected to 
                         get in to see him this quickly. (Daria 
                         smiles and shrugs.) What do you know 
                         about him?
 
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         General Miraslov Kiselev - graduated 
                         with a gold medal from  Academy. Received 
                         the Hero of Russia for his distinguished 
                         leadership in Chechnya.  He was the 
                         head of the General Staff Academy for 
                         five years before being appointed to 
                         his present position.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So you’ve heard of him(!)

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         He’s a little suspicious of American 
                         global influence and highly critical 
                         of what he calls “NATO expansion plans”. 
                         You may not receive a very warm welcome.
 
                         
               (She turns a corner to find an Army lorry blocking the way and 
               soldiers with guns waiting for them. She swears in Russian as 
               she slams the brakes on. Some of the soldiers run towards the 
               jeep and hold guns on her and Daniel as they get out. Daria goes 
               over to the commanding officer and salutes him.)
 
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         

                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         

                                     VORONOKOVA
                          (Although she says a lot more than 
                         just “Da”!)
 
                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                          (He calls out to the soldiers.) 

               (Two soldiers take Daniel by the arms and march him towards the 
               lorry.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         What’s goin’ on?

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         I don’t know. (She turns back to the 
                         Colonel and speaks Russian.) 
 
                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         Nyet.

               (As Daniel is led to the lorry, Daria calls out to him.)

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         Don’t worry, Daniel, I’ll find out what’s 
                         happening.
 
               (Daniel climbs into the back of the lorry.)

               
               SGC. JACK’S OFFICE. Walter comes to the door and waits, as Jack 
               is on the phone.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Yeah, alright. ... OK, get back to me 
                         when you know something. ... Yeah. (He 
                         lowers the phone and looks at Walter.)
 
                         
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Sir, Colonel Chekov’s here to see you.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Send him in.

               (Walter steps back and gestures to Colonel Chekov, who comes 
               into the room.)
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         General.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Colonel! I was hoping you could shed 
                         some light on the situation here. (Chekov 
                         sits down.) We can’t seem to get a straight 
                         answer from your government.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         Well, the information coming out of 
                         Moscow is ... guarded at best but my 
                         sources in the Kremlin tell me the Russian 
                         military is increasing its alert status 
                         because they think the American administration 
                         has been compromised.
 
               
               RUSSIA. Daniel has been taken to what seems to be a house. He 
               is sitting at the table in a dining room. Colonel Chernovshev 
               comes in, accompanied by a doctor wearing a white coat.
 
                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         Doctor Jackson, sorry to keep you waiting.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         No problem. You wanna tell me what’s 
                         going on?
 
                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         All in good time. Please, roll up your 
                         sleeve. We need a sample of your blood.
 
                         
               (Daniel looks at the doctor.)

                                     DANIEL
                         You’re kidding?

                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         Either you co-operate or we will take 
                         it by force.
 
               (Daniel looks round at the soldiers in the room, then undoes 
               the cuff of his right sleeve and starts to roll up his sleeve.)
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Is this a normal part of your interrogation 
                         procedure?
 
                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         Depends what you wish to know. In this 
                         case, it will answer a very specific 
                         question.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         What question? (The doctor sticks a 
                         needle in his arm.) Ow.
 
               (The doctor takes the blood sample and puts a small plaster on 
               Daniel’s arm. Chernovshev speaks to the doctor in Russian.)
 
               
                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         

               (The doctor leaves the room.)

                                     DANIEL
                         What’s going on?

                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         Why do you wish to see General Kiselev?
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         It’s complicated.

                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         Surely you can explain it to me.

                                     DANIEL
                         I think I’d rather explain it to General 
                         Kiselev.
 
                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         That’s not going to happen. You see, 
                         earlier today we managed to uncover 
                         a plot against the general’s life. Luckily 
                         we captured the assassin before he could 
                         make his move. (He picks up a remote 
                         control and switches on a TV.) I believe 
                         you know him.
 
               (On the screen is a frozen image of Kinsey. He is dressed in 
               a beige jumpsuit and is chained at the wrists.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Kinsey!

                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         Robert Kinsey, former Vice President 
                         of the United States of America.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         That’s insane - why would Kinsey want 
                         to kill General Kiselev?
 
                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         I’m afraid Mr Kinsey isn’t exactly himself 
                         these days.
 
               (He activates the video. Kinsey speaks - in a Goa’uld voice.)
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         By stopping me you will only delay the 
                         inevitable. (His eyes flash.) Your world 
                         is doomed.
 
               (Chernovshev turns to Daniel.)

                                     CHERNOVSHEV
                         Now you begin to appreciate the gravity 
                         of the situation.
 
               
               SGC. Jack, Sam and Chekov are in a room I don’t think we’ve seen 
               before. It has a lot of screens around the walls and on tables. 
               I’ll refer to it as the War Room.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         How could Kinsey have become a Goa’uld?
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Five bucks says Carter has a theory.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         As a matter of fact, I do.

               (Jack taps Chekov.)

                                     O’NEILL
                         Huh?

                                     CARTER
                         According to Tok’Ra intelligence, The 
                         Trust launched at least two poison attacks 
                         against Goa’uld-occupied worlds after 
                         we took back the Gate. That means they 
                         had to leave the relatively safe confines 
                         of the solar system and head out into 
                         the galaxy where they ran the risk of 
                         being killed or ... captured.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         What are you suggesting?

                                     CARTER
                         Any Goa’uld who got his hands on them 
                         would have discovered pretty quickly 
                         that they belong to a top secret organisation 
                         with high level connections to some 
                         of the most powerful governments and 
                         institutions on this planet, including 
                         the SGC, Area 51, and maybe even the 
                         Ancient outpost in the Antarctic.
 
                         
                                     CHEKOV
                         My God! You think they have been taken 
                         as hosts, then sent back to Earth.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         I think it’s possible. They could have 
                         brought dozens, maybe even hundreds, 
                         of symbionts back with them. By now, 
                         the entire Trust could have been taken 
                         over.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         But why would the Goa’uld want to assassinate 
                         General Kiselev?
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         We don’t know for sure that was the 
                         plan, but if Carter’s right, Kinsey 
                         might have been trying to get a snake 
                         into Kiselev’s head.
 
                                     CARTER
                         It makes sense. From Kiselev, it’s one 
                         step up to the President of Russia.
 
                         
                                     CHEKOV
                         How do we know he didn’t succeed?

                                     CARTER
                         Kinsey never met with the general. He 
                         was arrested before he had the chance.
 
                         
                                     CHEKOV
                         Well, my government feels that it is 
                         the American administration that has 
                         been infiltrated by the Goa’uld ...
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Oh, here we go!

                                     CHEKOV
                         ... and they are insisting that everyone 
                         in key positions - including the President 
                         - must submit for testing.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Not gonna happen.

                                     CHEKOV
                         Well, then we have a problem.

               
               RUSSIA. KREMLIN. Daniel and Daria enter her office.

                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you for getting me out of there.
 
                         
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         It wasn’t easy. Even after your blood 
                         test came back negative, they still 
                         wanted to hold you.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, not a lot of trust and goodwill 
                         to spare right now, I guess. Listen 
                         - I need to talk to the Goa’uld.
 
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         Nyet.

                                     DANIEL
                         You have to get me in to see Kinsey.
 
                         
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         Impossible.

                                     DANIEL
                         If we’re gonna figure out what’s going 
                         on here, we have to question him.
 
                         
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         He is being questioned, by Russian military 
                         intelligence.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, and he’s feeding them a pack of 
                         lies. He’s telling them the American 
                         administration has been infiltrated 
                         ‘cos he wants to force a confrontation.
 
                         
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         To what end?

                                     DANIEL
                         I don’t know - that’s why I’ll need 
                         to talk to him.
 
               (Daria rolls her eyes.)

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         Dosta.

               (Daniel looks startled.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Language! (Daria looks at him.) Daria, 
                         please.
 
               (Daria sighs.)

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         I’ll see what I can do. In the meantime, 
                         stay here. (She leaves the room.)
 
                         
               
               SGC. WAR ROOM. Walter comes in and walks over to Jack.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Sir. Just received another report. As 
                         of 0912, the Chinese military joined 
                         the Russians in an elevated state of 
                         alert.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Naturally!

               (Walter walks away as Chekov comes over to Jack.)

                                     CHEKOV
                         General. I’ve been talking to my contacts 
                         in the Kremlin. They tell me President 
                         Mikhailov is not happy with the situation 
                         but is under considerable pressure from 
                         his military advisers.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         In other words, Kiselev is running the 
                         show.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         Da.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Any idea how we can keep this from going 
                         to total forces?
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         Yes, I have many friends in the general’s 
                         staff. If I can convince enough of them 
                         to take a united stand against escalation, 
                         it could give our President sufficient 
                         leverage to consider other options.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         And if Kiselev finds out you’re goin’ 
                         around him, it could make things ... 
                         worse.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         At this point, I don’t believe we have 
                         much choice.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Right.

               
               RUSSIA. DETENTION CELL. Kinsey is sitting on a chair in the middle 
               of the cell. The door opens and Daria and Daniel come in. Daria 
               speaks to the guards.
 
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         

               (The guards close the door behind them. Daria stands by the door 
               as Daniel walks forward to face Kinsey.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So, what should I call you?

                                     KINSEY
                         You are unworthy to speak my name.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Maybe. So I’m guessing you work for 
                         the System Lords, am I right? I know 
                         you’re not working for Ba’al - he’s 
                         too busy conquering the galaxy to bother 
                         with an unimportant planet like Earth. 
                         Gotta hand it to you, though - your 
                         territories are falling one by one, 
                         your troops are in full retreat, and 
                         yet you still find the time to come 
                         and try and destroy little old us. The 
                         question is, why? (Kinsey doesn’t reply.) 
                         Captain Voronokova thinks it’s, uh, 
                         a petty need for revenge for all the 
                         trouble we’ve caused you over the years 
                         - sort of a last-ditch attempt to take 
                         us with you before Ba’al finishes you 
                         off. I told her, the System Lords aren’t 
                         that pathetic - are they?
 
                                     KINSEY
                         You are the one who is pathetic. You 
                         will die never knowing our true purpose.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         So there is a hidden agenda? (Kinsey 
                         looks away, annoyed at himself for revealing 
                         too much.) Making progress now, aren’t 
                         we?
 
               
               SGC. JACK’S OFFICE. Chekov comes in. Jack is on the phone.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Yeah. ... Alright, keep me posted. (He 
                         puts the phone down and stands up to 
                         face Chekov.) Well - the Chinese are 
                         refusing to back down and, gosh and 
                         golly go figure, we’re pickin’ up increased 
                         chatter from within Russia.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         I’m still waiting to hear back from 
                         my contacts in Moscow.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         And I just talked to the Joint Chiefs. 
                         (He starts to walk out of the room.) 
                         We’re goin’ to Defcon 2.
 
               
               RUSSIAN DETENTION CELL.

                                     DANIEL
                         Y’know, I’m sure if we put our heads 
                         together we could come up with a dozen 
                         reasons why you’d want to wipe us out 
                         - the most important being the Ancient 
                         weapon that you know we possess. I’m 
                         sure the System Lords think that if 
                         they can get us to wipe ourselves out, 
                         they can just step right in and take 
                         it. They’re probably right, but what 
                         I don’t understand is you. Why are you 
                         so willing to sacrifice yourself?
 
                         
                                     KINSEY
                         I assure you, I have no intention of 
                         dying on this miserable planet.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         You’re in Russian Defence headquarters 
                         - a primary target. If you do succeed 
                         in starting a nuclear war, you’re gonna 
                         die right along with the rest of us. 
                         (Kinsey smiles smugly.) Unless there’s 
                         something I’m missing.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         You should return to your homes and 
                         say farewell to your loved ones. Your 
                         gods have deemed you to be unworthy, 
                         and the hour of reckoning is at hand.
 
                         
               
               SGC. WAR ROOM. Walter is reading a report to Jack.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Air Force Space Command has put all 
                         its missile wings on alert; the first 
                         B2 left Whiteman at 0940; FL SATCOM 
                         sent out an Emergency Action message; 
                         nine of our missile submarines are at 
                         sea and the rest are preparing for immediate 
                         sortie. (Jack notices Chekov and his 
                         aide talking nearby and starts to wander 
                         over to them as Walter continues reading 
                         his report.) The President and his team 
                         are on their way to Andrews where the 
                         National Airborne Command Post is awaiting 
                         their arrival. (He looks up and realises 
                         that Jack has gone. He looks annoyed.)
 
                         
                                     CHEKOV
                         General Kiselev found out we were trying 
                         to rally support against him. He’s already 
                         arrested several officers on trumped 
                         up charges. I’m afraid Doctor Jackson 
                         may be in danger.
 
               
               RUSSIAN DETENTION CELL.

                                     DANIEL
                         C’mon! Next to slaughtering innocents, 
                         gloating is what you guys are all about! 
                         It must be just killing you just sitting 
                         there not bragging about your brilliant 
                         plan.
 
               (Daria’s pager goes off. She looks at it, then looks at Daniel.)
 
               
                                     VORONOKOVA
                         We have to get out of here now.

                                     DANIEL
                         Why, what is it?

                                     VORONOKOVA
                         They’re coming for us.

                                     DANIEL
                         Who?

               (Outside the cell, a soldier addresses the guards.)

                                     SOLDIER
                         

               (As the door opens, Kinsey stands.)

                                     KINSEY
                         You are too late.

               (The soldier comes in and he and Daria argue in Russian [no subtitles 
               are provided]. Standing behind Kinsey, Daniel takes a small device, 
               about the size of a pager, out of his pocket. He activates it 
               and it starts beeping. As the soldiers come in and aim their 
               weapons, Daniel puts his hand on Kinsey’s shoulder.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Sorry, guys, gotta go.

               (As the guards open fire, Daniel and Kinsey are transported out 
               of the room.)
 
               
               PROMETHEUS. Daniel and Kinsey reappear on the Bridge. Teal’c 
               activates a zat gun and aims it at Kinsey.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         What is the meaning of this?

                                     PENDERGAST
                         Doctor Jackson, welcome aboard the Prometheus. 
                         (They shake hands.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Any luck finding the al’kesh?

                                     TEAL’C
                         None.

                                     PENDERGAST
                         Maybe he can help us.

                                     KINSEY
                         I think not.

                                     TEAL’C
                         If you do not co-operate, I will kill 
                         you.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         Don’t you realise what you have done? 
                         The Russians already suspect that you 
                         have been compromised by the Goa’uld. 
                         As far as they know, you helped me to 
                         escape. You’ve done more to convince 
                         them than I ever could. (He smiles smugly.)
 
                         
               
               SGC. WAR ROOM. Jack comes in and addresses everybody inside.
 
               
                                     O’NEILL
                         Listen up, people. I just got word. 
                         The Russians have gone to a state of 
                         full military preparedness. As of this 
                         moment, we’re at Defcon 1.
 
               (As he leaves the room, the light on the Defcon indicator changes 
               from 2 to 1. Chekov, sitting at one of the tables, sinks his 
               head into his hands.)
 
               
               PROMETHEUS.

                                     KINSEY
                         The Russians will no doubt view my abduction 
                         as an attempt to hide evidence that 
                         your government has been infiltrated 
                         by the Goa’uld. You have no choice but 
                         to return me immediately.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah. See, that’s the part I don’t understand. 
                         The whole time you were down there, 
                         you were doing your best to start a 
                         nuclear war even though you were right 
                         in the line of fire. Now you wanna go 
                         back?
 
               (Kinsey looks away.)

                                     PENDERGAST
                         He has a way out.

                                     DANIEL
                         He knows someone on the inside - someone 
                         who can protect him.
 
               (Teal’c steps closer to Kinsey and raises his zat.)

                                     TEAL’C
                         Who is it?

                                     KINSEY
                         I have nothing more to say to you.
 
                         
                                     PENDERGAST
                         We can start this again when he’s had 
                         some time to think about it. Take him 
                         to the Brig.
 
               (Two guards seize Kinsey by the arms and march him off the Bridge.)
 
               
               
               SGC. CORRIDOR. Jack and Chekov are walking along.

                                     O’NEILL
                         All our naval forces have been deployed, 
                         and we’ve got some pretty big birds 
                         in the air right now. Radio chatter 
                         suggests that both your people and the 
                         Chinese have alerted their missile regiments.
 
                         
                                     CHEKOV
                         They’re posturing! Kiselev knows that 
                         even if he launches an effective first 
                         strike against your land-based forces, 
                         your sea-based missiles are already 
                         in a position to exact extreme retribution.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Yeah, that’s only if he doesn’t completely 
                         lose his mind - and I’m not discounting 
                         that possibility.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         As acting Commander in Chief of the 
                         Russian armed forces, President Mikhailov 
                         is our only hope of reeling him in.
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Well, we can’t get through to him! He’s 
                         not even taking calls from the White 
                         House any more.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         He is convinced the Goa’uld now control 
                         the American administration. (He sighs.) 
                         Look, I know a few people on his personal 
                         staff - I may be able to get a direct 
                         line. But, if we do make contact, we 
                         will only have a few minutes to convince 
                         him that General Kiselev has been misled 
                         by the Goa’uld. Now, right now, I don’t 
                         see how we’re going to do that. (He 
                         shrugs.)
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Oy!

               
               OSIRIS’ AL’KESH. Out of the front windscreen, Prometheus can 
               be seen. Jennings is flying the al’kesh towards her.
 
                                     JENNINGS
                         We are in position.

                                     MR PARKER
                         Have they detected our presence? 

                                     JENNINGS
                         No.

                                     MR PARKER
                         Very well. Destroy the ship.

                                     JENNINGS
                         They have superior shields. If we do 
                         not succeed with the first salvo, we 
                         will be at a disadvantage.
 
                                     MR PARKER
                         So long as he is in their hands, he 
                         remains a liability. We have no choice.
 
                         
                                     JENNINGS
                         Understood.

               (The al’kesh comes out of its cloak and flies past Prometheus, 
               firing at her as it goes.)
 
               
               PROMETHEUS. In the corridors, the ship shakes and panels spark 
               as the blasts impact hit their target. Kinsey and his guards 
               are thrown about. On the Bridge, everybody stumbles as the same 
               thing happens.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         What the hell was that?

               (In the corridors, Kinsey pins one of the guards against the 
               wall and grabs his gun. He shoots both of the guards.)
 
               (On the Bridge)

                                     COMM OFFICER
                         We’re under attack.

                                     PENDERGAST
                         Shields up!

               (The ship shakes under another volley.)

                                     COMM OFFICER
                         Shields are down to forty percent; we’ve 
                         lost starboard engines.
 
                                     PENDERGAST
                         Transfer power to port engines; give 
                         me evasive manoeuvres. Bring all weapon 
                         batteries online.
 
                                     VOICE
                         Bridge - this is Sergeant Larson.

                                     PENDERGAST
                         Go ahead.

                                     LARSON
                         I’m sorry, sir, the prisoner escaped.
 
                         
                                     TEAL’C
                         The ring room. (The two of them hurry 
                         out.)
 
               
               SGC. LAB. Jack and Chekov come in to join Sam.

                                     O’NEILL
                         Please - tell me you have something.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir, I think I do. I’ve been going 
                         over everything we have on General Kiselev 
                         and I found this. (She opens a file 
                         and hands it to Jack.) Colonel Ruselin 
                         Chernovshev. (Jack looks at the picture 
                         of the colonel who interrogated Daniel.) 
                         He was Kiselev’s Chief of Staff - his 
                         right-hand man. Three years ago he was 
                         involved in a plot to sell a captured 
                         symbiont to elements of The Trust, then 
                         operating within the NID. That means 
                         The Trust had a direct connection to 
                         Kiselev. They didn’t need Kinsey. He 
                         was just a pretext to justify this confrontation 
                         by making them think that we’d been 
                         compromised.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         So, if The Trust had access to Kiselev, 
                         then he could have been compromised 
                         as well.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Exactly. (She picks up another file 
                         and hands a photograph to Jack.) This 
                         is a file photo of General Kiselev taken 
                         three years ago. (Jack looks at the 
                         picture of a man wearing glasses.) And 
                         this (she hands him another photograph) 
                         was taken less than a week ago during 
                         a speech he gave at the General Staff 
                         Academy. (The photograph shows the General 
                         reading from his speech. He is not wearing 
                         glasses.) Notice the difference?
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Glasses.

               (Sam nods.)

                                     CHEKOV
                         May I see that?

               (Jack hands the photographs to him.)

                                     CARTER
                         We know that symbionts have healing 
                         power. They can cure a host body of 
                         any number of physical shortcomings, 
                         including bad eyesight.
 
               (Jack raises his eyebrows.)

                                     O’NEILL
                         That’s it? Did it occur to you that 
                         he might be wearing contacts?
 
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I realise it’s not a lot to go 
                         on.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Have you heard of laser surgery?

                                     CARTER
                         Sir ...

                                     CHEKOV
                         No, wait. Colonel Carter is right. General 
                         Kiselev suffered from glaucoma. His 
                         vision was extremely poor. There is 
                         no possibility he could have read from 
                         a prepared statement without his glasses.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I think Kiselev’s a Goa’uld. I 
                         think he has been all along.
 
               
               PROMETHEUS. As the ship shakes from the continued attack, Teal’c 
               and Daniel run along the corridors. Teal’c swings his zat around 
               a corner, then ducks back as Kinsey fires at him with the gun 
               he grabbed from the guard. Teal’c swings round again and fires 
               his zat blindly but misses Kinsey, who fires again, making Teal’c 
               duck back around the corner again. Kinsey runs off with Teal’c 
               and Daniel in pursuit. Shortly afterwards, they run into another 
               corridor but stop at the sound of the transporter rings activating. 
               They run into the ring room, but Kinsey is gone.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Crap!

               
               SGC. WAR ROOM. Jack and Chekov are anxiously waiting as Walter 
               turns around from a console.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         We’ve almost got it, sir - stand by.
 
                         
               (Jack turns to Chekov.)

                                     O’NEILL
                         Hey - how do we know Mikhailov hasn’t 
                         been infected too?
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         We don’t - but at this point we hardly 
                         have anything to lose.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Good point.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         We got it, sir - you’re on.

               (Chekov presses the speakerphone button on the phone in front 
               of him.)
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         Mr President, can you hear me?

                                     MIKHAILOV
                         Colonel Chekov, this is highly irregular.
 
                         
                                     CHEKOV
                         Uh, yes, sir, but these are highly unusual 
                         circumstances.
 
                                     MIKHAILOV
                         Agreed. Is General O’Neill there with 
                         you?
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         I’m here, Mr President.

                                     MIKHAILOV
                         It’s good to speak with you again - 
                         although you understand at the moment 
                         I cannot trust anything you say.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Yeah, about that: it’s true there has 
                         been a Goa’uld infiltration - but it’s 
                         not on our side, it’s on yours.
 
               (He grimaces. There’s a long pause before Mikhailov speaks.)
 
               
                                     MIKHAILOV
                         What is it exactly that you are saying?
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         Let me put it this way, sir: the last 
                         time you saw General Kiselev, did you 
                         happen to notice if he was wearing his 
                         glasses?
 
               
               PROMETHEUS. Teal’c and Daniel have returned to the Bridge, which 
               shakes under another attack from the al’kesh.
 
                                     COMM OFFICER
                         Shields are holding, sir - forty percent 
                         and steady.
 
                                     PENDERGAST
                         Then we’ve got ‘em. Come about and prepare 
                         to fire on my signal.
 
               
               AL’KESH. Jennings turns as Kinsey walks onto the Bridge.

                                     JENNINGS
                         I’m pleased you were able to use my 
                         diversion to free yourself.
 
                                     KINSEY
                         Do you think I’m a fool? You tried to 
                         destroy the ship because you thought 
                         I would reveal information about you.
 
                         
                                     JENNINGS
                         Of course not. We were merely ...

               (Kinsey raises his gun and shoots Jennings several times in the 
               chest.)
 
               
               PROMETHEUS.

                                     PENDERGAST
                         Open fire - all batteries!

                                     COMM OFFICER
                         Yes, sir!

               
               AL’KESH. The ship shakes as Prometheus commences her attack. 
               Kinsey walks over to Jennings’ body. Jennings is wearing Osiris’ 
               ribbon device, complete with the wrist device, on one hand. Kinsey 
               reaches down to remove it.
 
               
               SGC. WAR ROOM. Sam has just finished faxing a document. She looks 
               at Chekov and nods. He turns back to the phone.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         We’re sending you the relevant documents 
                         now, Mr President - proof of Colonel 
                         Chernovshev’s prior relationship with 
                         The Trust, plus a list of generals who 
                         are willing to support you should you 
                         decide to move against General Kiselev.
 
                         
                                     MIKHAILOV
                         I must say, I’m not sure what to make 
                         about this.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Well, you could start by trusting us.
 
                         
                                     MIKHAILOV
                         And if you have been compromised by 
                         the Goa’uld, I would be standing down 
                         my forces with the Americans in position 
                         to launch an immediate attack.
 
                                     O’NEILL
                         Sir, we both know neither side can win 
                         outright with a first strike. That’s 
                         the whole point. The Goa’uld don’t want 
                         a winner - they want us to destroy each 
                         other.
 
                                     MIKHAILOV
                         Why?

                                     CHEKOV
                         We believe their ultimate goal is to 
                         get their hands on the Ancient weapon 
                         in Antarctica.
 
               (Walter turns around from his console.)

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Sir, MPIC is reporting the visuals from 
                         Russian missile site 537. Silo doors 
                         are open - evidence of a firefight on 
                         the ground.
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         My God - Kiselev is trying to launch 
                         without authorisation.
 
               (Jack leans down to the phone again.)

                                     O’NEILL
                         Mr President, you are about to lose 
                         control of your own forces. You have 
                         to do something right now!
 
                                     MIKHAILOV
                         I am ... (Whatever he says next is broken 
                         up with static, then the line goes dead.)
 
                         
                                     O’NEILL
                         What happened?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         We lost the connection - the line is 
                         down.
 
               
               PROMETHEUS.

                                     COMM OFFICER
                         Sir, the al’kesh is no longer making 
                         evasive manoeuvres or returning fire. 
                         We have a clear shot.
 
                                     PENDERGAST
                         Stand by.

               
               AL’KESH. Jennings is lying on the bridge, presumably dead. Mr 
               Kent, Mr Parker and Mr Wayne come in.
 
                                     MR KENT
                         Why are we not returning fire? (He then 
                         sees Jennings and the three of them 
                         hurry forward. Kent starts activating 
                         controls.)
 
               
               PROMETHEUS.

                                     COMM OFFICER
                         They’re powering weapons.

                                     PENDERGAST
                         Take them out.

               (Prometheus fires two missiles at the al’kesh and it explodes. 
               Everyone on the Prometheus Bridge flinches from the light of 
               the explosion.)
 
                                     COMM OFFICER
                         Target destroyed.

               
               SGC. WAR ROOM. Everyone is waiting nervously for news. Jack fidgets 
               for a while, then looks at his watch and makes a decision.
 
               
                                     O’NEILL
                         Get me Washington.

               (Walter and Sam, who is standing next to him, turn and stare 
               at Jack.)
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         General! Wait!

                                     O’NEILL
                         We’re out of time, Colonel. (He nods 
                         confirmation to Walter.)
 
                                     CHEKOV
                         Please.

               (Walter looks at his colleague sitting next to him, then turns 
               to his console. A few moments later he turns back to Jack.)
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Sir - MPIC is reporting new visuals 
                         at 537. (He listens to his earpiece, 
                         then smiles.) Silo doors are closing.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Russian bombers are turning around and 
                         returning to base.
 
               (Chekov blows out a relieved breath.)

                                     CARTER
                         They’re standing down.

               (Jack nods his acknowledgement.)

               
               
               THE END

               

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Writers :   Joseph Mallozzi  Paul Mullie
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