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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 811

                                        "GEMINI"

                                           By

                                     Peter DeLuise


                                     Transcribed by 
 
                                    Callie Sullivan



               SGC. Sam and Daniel are walking along a corridor on Level 28.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So whatís the word?

                                     CARTER
                         Well, the test flights were successful. 
                         The new Asgard hyperdrive is ready to 
                         go.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, when are they leaving?

                                     CARTER
                         Theyíre stocking the ship and picking 
                         the crew right now. (Daniel looks away 
                         awkwardly, clearing his throat.) You 
                         really wanna go, donít you?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Itís Atlantis - itís everything weíve 
                         been working for for seven and a half 
                         years.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I know what you mean. Unfortunately, 
                         I think General OíNeill has other ideas.
 
                         
               (They reach an elevator.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Lemme guess: he says he needs you here.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         His exact words were, ďOver my dead 
                         bodyĒ - but I was actually talking about 
                         the three of us; you, me and Tealíc. 
                         He might be persuaded to let one of 
                         us go.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         And youíd be OK if that was me?

                                     CARTER
                         Of course, Daniel. You are the expert 
                         on the Ancients.
 
               (Daniel looks uncomfortable but nods as the elevator door closes. 
               Just then, alarms sound.)
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Unscheduled offworld activation.

               (Sam hurries to the Control Room. Jack comes down from the Briefing 
               Room just as she arrives and they walk forward to Walterís control 
               desk as the Gate kawhooshes.)
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         What you got there, Walter?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Receiving IDC. (He looks at the computer 
                         screen.) It doesnít clear.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Why not?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Looks like itís an old one.

                                     CARTER
                         Missing SG personnel?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Negative. (The identity of the sender 
                         appears on the screen. Walter looks 
                         surprised.) It looks like itís yours, 
                         maíam. Or at least it was. Itís been 
                         invalid for four months. Receiving text 
                         message.
 
               (On the screen appear the words, ďSEND M.A.L.P.Ē Jack raises 
               his eyebrows. Sam looks at him.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I think weíd better check this 
                         out.
 
               (Jack taps Walter on the shoulder.)

                                     OíNEILL
                         Prepare a MALP.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Yes, sir.

               
               LATER. GATEROOM. The Gate is dialling out. At the bottom of the 
               ramp, Siler and another technician are finishing preparations 
               to a MALP. Tealíc has joined Jack and Sam in the Control Room.
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         What do we know of this Gate address?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Nothing - other than the fact itís on 
                         the outer edge of the galaxy.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron seven locked. (The Gate kawhooshes.) 
                         Outgoing wormhole established.
 
               (Jack leans down to speak into a microphone.)

                                     OíNEILL
                         Siler?

                                     SILER
                         MALP is prepped and ready to go, sir.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Go ahead.

               (Sam types, and the MALP heads up the ramp and into the wormhole.)
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         MALP is en route. ... MALP has reached 
                         its destination.
 
               (The computer screen showing the video feed remains black. Jack 
               leans down to get a closer look, then looks at Sam.)
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Carter?

                                     CARTER
                         We are receiving MALP telemetry, sir. 
                         Signal is five by five. Videoís working 
                         fine - thereís just nothing to see. 
                         Switching to IR. (She types. The screen 
                         remains black.) Wait a second ...
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Whatís that?

                                     CARTER
                         Switching off IR; going to white light. 
                         (She types and the MALPís lights come 
                         on. A very familiar figure is illuminated. 
                         Samís jaw drops.) Thatís me!
 
               
               OPENING CREDITS.

               
               RESUME. Everyone is looking at the image of the replica of Sam.
 
               
                                     OíNEILL
                         Alright - youíve got our attention. 
                         Who are you?
 
                                     SECOND CARTER
                         My name is Samantha Carter.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Alright - weíve got a little conflict 
                         with that statement. Weíve already got 
                         one here.
 
                                     SECOND CARTER
                         There are two of us.

                                     OíNEILL
                         If only(!)

               (Sam looks at him. He clears his throat quietly.)

                                     CARTER
                         Where are you from? How did you know 
                         how to contact us?
 
                                     SECOND CARTER
                         Itís strange - I recognise my voice. 
                         I was made in Samantha Carterís image. 
                         I know what she knows - I feel what 
                         she feels.
 
                                     CARTER
                         You were made? Who made you?

                                     SECOND CARTER
                         The one you call Fifth.

                                     CARTER
                         Oh my God - sheís a Replicator.

                                     TEALíC
                         For what reason have you contacted us?
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I need your help. I wish to be destroyed. 
                         You have a weapon capable of separating 
                         the chiron pathways that link my individual 
                         cells. The effect would be instantaneous 
                         - and painless.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         You folks can feel pain?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         I can feel a lot of things. I know you 
                         hate and fear the Replicators, and with 
                         good reason, so this should be easy 
                         for you.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Yeah, well ... weíll have to get back 
                         to you on this. (He looks at Walter 
                         and draws his hand across his throat. 
                         Walter puts his hand on the palm reader 
                         and the Gate shuts down.)
 
               
               BRIEFING ROOM. Jack, Sam and Tealíc are there.

                                     OíNEILL
                         So the universe is a big place, right? 
                         Really big. Tons of galaxies out there 
                         everywhere.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Hundreds of millions.

                                     OíNEILL
                         So why this one?

                                     CARTER
                         I think it might be personal, sir.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Personal. In what way?

                                     CARTER
                         Well, Fifth may lead an army of incredibly 
                         advanced machines but deep down heís 
                         emotionally immature, like an adolescent 
                         boy ... and ... he has ... feelings 
                         for me.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Would that be why he created one in 
                         your image?
 
                                     CARTER
                         I imagine so, yes, sir.

                                     TEALíC
                         Replicators have never before attempted 
                         to impersonate a specific individual. 
                         This represents a significant new threat 
                         to security.
 
                                     CARTER
                         It could be a problem offworld, but 
                         our scans would detect them if they 
                         tried to come through the Gate.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Well, weíve got the disrupter - I say 
                         we give her what she wants.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I think that might be a little hasty, 
                         sir.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Carter?

                                     CARTER
                         I-Iím not saying we donít do it. Iím 
                         just suggesting that we talk to her 
                         first. If Fifth really is coming to 
                         this galaxy, she could provide us with 
                         valuable intelligence. I mean, itís 
                         pretty clear theyíve had some kind of 
                         falling out.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Unless it is a ruse.

                                     CARTER
                         If something goes wrong, we pull the 
                         trigger. Either way, I think we need 
                         to meet her face to face.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Thereís no way Iím lettiní her on the 
                         base.
 
                                     CARTER
                         We could use the Alpha site. Skeleton 
                         crew, security personnel only.
 
               (Jack doesnít look happy with the idea but reluctantly agrees.)
 
               
                                     OíNEILL
                         Fine.

               
               ALPHA SITE. GATEROOM. Security personnel come in to join Tealíc, 
               who has the Replicator disrupter in one hand. The Gate starts 
               to dial in.
 
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Incoming wormhole.

               (Tealíc raises the disrupter and points it at the Gate. The Gate 
               kawhooshes and the RepliCarter walks through. She is wearing 
               a dark green trouser suit. As the Gate shuts down behind her, 
               she looks expectantly and with no fear at Tealíc, then walks 
               down the steps and approaches him.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I know you. Your name is Tealíc.

                                     TEALíC
                         You have been given Samantha Carterís 
                         memories.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Yes.

                                     TEALíC
                         But you are not Samantha Carter. (He 
                         nods to a doorway behind her.) That 
                         way.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Youíre not going to use the weapon?
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Colonel Carter wishes to speak with 
                         you first, but know this: if you make 
                         one false move, I will destroy you.
 
                         
               (The RepliCarter turns and walks in the direction that Tealíc 
               indicated. He follows.)
 
               
               INTERROGATION ROOM. An SF opens the door to the room and the 
               RepliCarter and Tealíc enter. A table and two chairs are inside. 
               The SF leaves the room again and closes the door.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Where is Samantha Carter?

                                     CARTER
                         Iím here.

               (The RepliCarter looks around the room and sees a camera in the 
               corner. She walks over to it and looks into the lens. Sam is 
               in another room, watching her double on a screen.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Weíre not going to speak face to face?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         For the moment, this will have to be 
                         good enough.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I thought you would shoot me the second 
                         I stepped through the Gate.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Maybe you overestimated our fear of 
                         you.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Or underestimated your curiosity. (She 
                         turns and walks away from the camera.) 
                         I understand you more than you know, 
                         Sam. I donít just have your memories 
                         - I have your thought patterns. (She 
                         sits down at the table.) My mind was 
                         modelled after yours.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Is that why you left Fifth?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         You know me as well as I know you.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         If Fifth created you to be like me, 
                         he must have known that this would happen.
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Not at first.

               
               FLASHBACK. The Replicator ship is moving through space.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         He tried to isolate aspects of your 
                         personality - selected memories and 
                         feelings of his choosing, slowly given 
                         to me over time.
 
               (Inside the ship, in the room where the RepliCarter came into 
               being, Fifth and the RepliCarter stand facing each other. Fifth 
               reaches out and strokes her fringe. She looks bewildered and 
               rather frightened.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I donít understand.

                                     FIFTH
                         You will.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Iím afraid.

                                     FIFTH
                         Thereís no need to be.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Who am I?

                                     FIFTH
                         Youíre not yet complete. Iím here for 
                         you. I will help you. Take my hand. 
                         (He holds out his hand and tentatively, 
                         reluctantly, the RepliCarter takes it.) 
                         Trust me.
 
               (End flashback.)

               
               INTERROGATION ROOM. The RepliCarter is still sitting at the table, 
               her hands clasped in front of her and her head bowed.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         He taught me, moulded me, showed me 
                         who I was.
 
                                     CARTER
                         You have memories of my past that go 
                         back before I met Fifth?
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Yes, but itís hard to explain. My first 
                         memory is of waking up in that room, 
                         suddenly becoming conscious, but I immediately 
                         knew how to talk. Soon, other memories 
                         started coming to me - little things 
                         - stories; songs; the smell of the attic 
                         in the house where we used to live; 
                         the day my mother died. (She looks up 
                         at the camera.) I know itís not real. 
                         Iíve never even set foot on Earth, but 
                         I have this image of lying under the 
                         willow tree in our back yard. Itís a 
                         sunny day, but when I close my eyes, 
                         the wind in the leaves sounds exactly 
                         like rain.
 
               (Sam says the words ďexactly like rainĒ along with her.)

                                     REPLICARTER
                         What Fifth didnít realise was the things 
                         that drew him to you were inseparable 
                         from the things that made you reject 
                         him and the life he was offering.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         So you rejected him too.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Who I am and what I am are in contradiction. 
                         No one can live like this.
 
                                     CARTER
                         There are other ways to live besides 
                         what Fifth has to offer.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Not for long. I know exactly whatís 
                         going to happen. Heíll come here and 
                         heíll take this galaxy and you wonít 
                         be able to stop him. I donít wanna live 
                         to see that.
 
                                     CARTER
                         We have the disrupter, and the Asgard 
                         can amplify its effects to prevent a 
                         large-scale attack.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Youíre wrong. Fifth made adjustments 
                         to himself and all the other Replicators 
                         except me. Theyíre now immune to your 
                         disrupter. Theyíre coming - and you 
                         canít stop them.
 
               
               SGC. CONTROL ROOM. The Gate is open. Jack is talking to Sam on 
               the computer screen in front of him.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Is there a chance sheís bluffing?

                                     CARTER
                         Anythingís possible at this point but 
                         I donít see what she has to gain by 
                         it. She doesnít want Fifth to succeed 
                         any more than we do.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Yeah - so she says.

                                     CARTER
                         If sheís lying, we donít have a problem.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Well, why would he make all the other 
                         bugs immune to the disrupter but not 
                         her?
 
                                     CARTER
                         Maybe he wanted her to feel inferior, 
                         or he wanted her to be afraid of us. 
                         Maybe he anticipated that she would 
                         come to me for help.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Carter, if that weapon doesnít work 
                         ...
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, sir, I know. We need to contact 
                         Thor and apprise him of the situation. 
                         If the disrupter needs to be reengineered, 
                         weíre gonna need his help. In the meantime, 
                         I think we should continue the interrogation. 
                         She could still provide us with valuable 
                         information.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Alright. Just keep in mind how this 
                         has to end.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Donít worry, sir. We will complete the 
                         mission.
 
               
               ALPHA SITE. INTERROGATION ROOM. The RepliCarter is sitting at 
               the table. Tealíc stands facing her, holding the disrupter on 
               her.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         How many ships does Fifth command?
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I donít know.

                                     TEALíC
                         How many human form Replicators has 
                         he created?
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I donít know.

                                     TEALíC
                         You are all linked. You share information.
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         The only way I could escape was to sever 
                         myself from the subspace connection.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Why should we believe you?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         I wonít answer any more questions.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         If you donít wanna see Fifth succeed, 
                         youíll help us.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I canít. I canít betray my own kind, 
                         but I canít be like them either. (She 
                         looks at Tealíc.) Do what you came here 
                         to do.
 
               (Tealíc lowers the disrupter slightly. The RepliCarter stands 
               up and walks around the table towards him. He raises the disrupter 
               again.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         If I have to make you do it, then so 
                         be it.
 
               (In the other room, Sam gets to her feet.)

                                     CARTER
                         Tealíc, wait. (She hurries out of the 
                         room.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Fire the weapon.

                                     TEALíC
                         Is this really what you want?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         I donít have a choice.

                                     TEALíC
                         I will destroy you.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         I know. (She starts to walk towards 
                         him.)
 
                                     TEALíC
                         So be it. (He prepares to fire. Sam 
                         throws the door open and rushes in.)
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Tealíc, wait. Stop for a second. (She 
                         looks at the RepliCarter.) You donít 
                         wanna do this.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         We both know thereís no other way for 
                         this to end.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Thatís not true.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Now youíre lying to me the way you lied 
                         to Fifth.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Youíre not like him - I can see that.
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         You donít understand. You donít know 
                         what he did to me.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Then show me. (Tealíc raises the disrupter 
                         again.) Tealíc, itís alright. (The RepliCarter 
                         looks at her, puzzled.) Show me.
 
               (The RepliCarter raises her hand, palm down, and pushes her fingers 
               into Samís forehead. Sam flinches and grimaces in pain.)
 
               
               FLASHBACK. SGC GATEROOM. Geared up from an offworld mission, 
               the RepliCarter comes through the Gate holding a rifle. Daniel 
               and Siler are waiting for her at the bottom of the ramp. She 
               starts to walk down the ramp towards them.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam! Good to have you back. Howíd it 
                         go?
 
               (The RepliCarter raises her rifle and guns down Daniel, then 
               Siler, then the two SFs in the room.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Security breach! Threat level: foxtrot 
                         alpha six. All security teams to the 
                         Gateroom!
 
               (The blast doors close over the Control Room as the RepliCarter 
               walks down the ramp and turns to her right. The Gateroom door 
               closes just as she reaches it. She goes to the swipe card reader 
               at the side of the door and is just reaching out for it when 
               a bullet is fired into her back. It has no effect on her. She 
               turns around and sees Jack standing in the other doorway with 
               his rifle raised. He lowers the rifle and looks at her as she 
               takes a few steps towards him and then stops, and a ripple effect 
               runs over her body as she heals the bullet wound in her back. 
               Jack sets his rifle to multiple fire, braces himself and fires 
               a hail of bullets into her. Again they have no effect and again 
               the ripple effect runs over her as she fixes the damage. She 
               raises her own rifle and aims it at Jack, then hesitates as he 
               stares at her in dread.)
 
                                     FIFTH
                         Finish him! (Fifth is suddenly on the 
                         ramp beside her.) Do it. Finish him. 
                         You must break with your old life for 
                         your new life to begin. Do not disappoint 
                         me.
 
               (The RepliCarter hesitates a moment longer, then fires a single 
               bullet into Jackís chest. He grunts and drops to the ground. 
               Smiling proudly, Fifth walks towards her, and the room dissolves 
               into the walls of the Replicator ship. The RepliCarter turns 
               towards him, now wearing the trouser suit again. Her face is 
               anguished.)
 
                                     FIFTH
                         You have done very well. (He reaches 
                         out to caress her chin.) Soon you will 
                         be ready to take your place by my side. 
                         (He walks away. The RepliCarter stays 
                         where she is, her face contorted with 
                         grief and pain.)
 
               
               ALPHA SITE INTERROGATION ROOM. The RepliCarter is still standing 
               with her fingers in Samís head.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Enough!

               (The RepliCarter pulls her hand out. Sam puts her own hands to 
               her forehead, cringing at the memory.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I didnít hurt her.

                                     TEALíC
                         Colonel Carter? (Sam takes her hands 
                         down from her head.) Are you unharmed?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah. Iím OK.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Now you understand. I canít go back 
                         to him, and I canít let him find me.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         We can protect you if you help us.
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         What do you mean?

                                     CARTER
                         Tell us exactly how he modified himself 
                         and the other Replicators. Help us make 
                         the disrupter work again.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Even if I did, you canít stop a ship 
                         with that.
 
                                     CARTER
                         The Asgard have developed a system of 
                         disrupter satellites that can deploy 
                         the beam in space. Itís your only chance 
                         to get out of this.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I want you to destroy me. I canít help 
                         you destroy all the others.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yes, you can. He doesnít control you, 
                         not any more.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Colonel Carter. (Sam looks round at 
                         him.) May I have a word? (Sam turns 
                         and leaves the room.) Sergeant. (An 
                         SF standing just outside the door comes 
                         in, takes the disrupter from him and 
                         aims it at the RepliCarter. Tealíc walks 
                         out of the room, closing the door behind 
                         him. He walks over to Sam.) Are you 
                         certain you are unharmed?
 
                                     CARTER
                         It was a little intense but Iím fine. 
                         It was the only way I could get her 
                         to trust me. We need every bit of information 
                         she can give us.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         We cannot let her live.

                                     CARTER
                         I know.

                                     TEALíC
                         Did she sense your true intentions?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         We werenít in my mind - we were in hers.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Nevertheless, it was a risk.

                                     CARTER
                         I figured we didnít have anything to 
                         lose. Like you said, either way, we 
                         canít let her live.
 
               
               (In the Interrogation Room, the RepliCarter is sitting down with 
               her hands on the table and her face a picture of concentration. 
               Her mind flashes into a dark area, lit only by an oscillating 
               spotlight overhead which illuminates her and Fifth, who is standing 
               facing her. [Hereafter referred to as the Replicator Mind Zone.])
 
               
                                     FIFTH
                         The link is weak. Are you alright?
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Yes. Iím minimising output to avoid 
                         detection.
 
                                     FIFTH
                         Have you made any progress?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Theyíre beginning to trust me.

                                     FIFTH
                         I am pleased.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         But I need more time.

                                     FIFTH
                         I understand.

               
               ALPHA SITE LAB. The RepliCarter is sitting at a computer. Tealíc 
               stands nearby, still holding the disrupter on her. Sam sits nearby 
               as the RepliCarter looks at the computer screen.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         The design is so ...

                                     CARTER
                         ... advanced?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         I was going to say ďforeignĒ.

                                     CARTER
                         It is from Ancient technology.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         How were you able to create a working 
                         prototype?
 
                                     CARTER
                         Thor accessed the specifications for 
                         the disrupter from General OíNeillís 
                         subconscious.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         While you were aboard Fifthís ship.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Thatís right.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Fifth has a fair knowledge of Ancient 
                         technology taken from the databanks 
                         of assimilated Asgard ships.
 
                                     CARTER
                         You think thatís how he managed to counter 
                         the effects of the disrupter?
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         He was able to introduce a cipher into 
                         the chiron pathways that control the 
                         molecular cohesion of all Replicators. 
                         It was only then that he considered 
                         coming to your galaxy.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         It is unlikely he would have taken such 
                         a risk unless he were confident that 
                         he would be immune to the effects of 
                         the weapon.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Do you know the cipher?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         No. Fifth kept it from me because he 
                         was beginning to sense that I might 
                         betray him. I was too much like you.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         But if itís in the programming of all 
                         Replicators, presumably you could access 
                         it through the subspace link.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         If I were to search for it myself, it 
                         could take days. Iíd be sifting through 
                         an almost unimaginable amount of data.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         But it is possible?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         You donít understand - heíd find me.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         If you find the cipher first, we can 
                         protect you.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         And if I donít? You of all people know 
                         what would happen. He would tear my 
                         mind apart to make me accept him.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         If he gets here before we can modify 
                         the weapon, weíll use it to destroy 
                         you. Either way, he will never get his 
                         hands on you again.
 
               
               ALPHA SITE GATEROOM. The Gate is open and Sam is reporting back 
               to Jack at SGC. Tealíc is sitting next to her.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Thereís a subspace link between all 
                         Replicators - like a wireless internet 
                         connection. If she taps into it she 
                         should be able to access the cipher.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Sheíll also be giving away her position.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Itíll take some time for Fifth to detect 
                         her presence on the link. If she can 
                         isolate the correct programme first 
                         ...
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Thatís a big ďifĒ.

                                     CARTER
                         Itís risky, sir, I realise that, but 
                         I think itís the only way. While weíre 
                         waiting for her to find the cipher, 
                         we can run a few tests on the unmodified 
                         disrupter. We need to analyse the energy 
                         output so we can create a modulation 
                         programme - and we need the Asgard to 
                         send us a disrupter satellite as soon 
                         as possible.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Iíve already talked to Ďem. Itíll be 
                         there in thirty minutes ... or itís 
                         free!
 
                                     TEALíC
                         I will use an F-302 to place a satellite 
                         in orbit.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Alright. I hope you guys know what youíre 
                         doiní.
 
               
               ALPHA SITE LAB. The RepliCarter attaches a monitor lead to a 
               small round metal dish (about the size of a television satellite 
               dish) and looks across to Sam, who is checking that readings 
               are appearing on a nearby computer screen.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Diagnostics are online.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Weíre ready.

               (She walks across to another computer. Tealíc raises the disrupter 
               and points it in her direction. He fires. We then realise that 
               he was aiming just past her and at the dish. The RepliCarter 
               turns to look at it, then back to the computer screen to check 
               the readings.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         The calibration is off.

                                     CARTER
                         Increasing by a factor of ten. (To Tealíc) 
                         One more time.
 
               (Tealíc fires at the dish again. The RepliCarter checks her readings 
               again.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         That should do it. Now we need to process 
                         all the raw data so we can obtain an 
                         algorithmic norm.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Thatís a lot of information.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         I admit it will take some time before 
                         we can compute a heuristic modulation 
                         programme but ...
 
               (Alarms sound.)

                                     TECHNICIAN
                         ) Unscheduled offworld activation.
 
                         
               (Sam walks over to a comms system on the wall and presses a button.)
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         This is Carter. Whatís happening?

                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Stand by, maíam. ... Weíre receiving 
                         a signal. Itís the Asgard.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Understood. (She walks over to Tealíc.) 
                         We need that satellite deployed as soon 
                         as possible.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Indeed. Sergeant. (Again, the SF takes 
                         the disrupter from him. Sam looks uncomfortable.)
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Tealíc, if she were gonna make a move, 
                         I think she wouldíve done it by now.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Perhaps, but it is best to be certain.
 
                         
               
               ALPHA SITE GATEROOM. The Gate is open. Tealíc walks into the 
               room.
 
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         I have Commander Thor on audio, sir.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Greetings, Thor.

                                     THOR
                         Greetings, Tealíc. The disrupter satellite 
                         is ready for transport.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Very well. (He nods to two SFs, who 
                         walk towards the Gate.)
 
                                     THOR
                         The most effective deployment would 
                         be geosynchronous orbit above your base 
                         at an altitude of 33785 kilometres with 
                         a zero inclination.
 
               (The SFs stand either side of the Gate.)

                                     TEALíC
                         Understood.

                                     THOR
                         The satellite is en route now. (The 
                         satellite floats slowly through the 
                         Gate.) Once you have the proper new 
                         modulation programme, you can upload 
                         it from your ground station. (The satellite 
                         apparently has antigrav technology because 
                         even once it leaves the wormhole it 
                         still floats, and it only takes one 
                         of the SFs to gently push it in the 
                         direction he wants it to go.) Of course, 
                         if you do not have the programme before 
                         Fifthís arrival, the satellite will 
                         be useless.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Of that I am aware.

                                     THOR
                         Good luck.

               (The Gate shuts down.)

               
               ALPHA SITE LAB. The RepliCarter, sitting at a computer console, 
               looks at the sergeant holding the disrupter on her, then turns 
               to Sam.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I understand Tealícís concerns about 
                         me. To be honest, Iím a little surprised 
                         you donít feel the same way.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Tealíc doesnít know what youíve been 
                         through. I do.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         It wasnít just what I showed you, was 
                         it? You experienced it yourself.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah. Thatís how I know thereís no way 
                         you could be working with Fifth.
 
               (The RepliCarter suddenly looks away, distracted. Sam walks closer 
               to her.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         What is it?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Heís found me. Heís on his way.

                                     CARTER
                         What about the cipher? Did you find 
                         it yet?
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         No, Iím still searching.

                                     CARTER
                         How much time do we have?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         At maximum speed, heíll be here in less 
                         than two hours.
 
               
               REPLICATOR MIND ZONE.

                                     FIFTH
                         Have you acquired the information?
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Iím still analysing the design of the 
                         disrupter, but it shouldnít be long 
                         before I can create an effective cipher.
 
                         
                                     FIFTH
                         If I arrive before youíve completed 
                         your work ...
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Donít worry. They wonít fire unless 
                         I tell them that the weaponís been properly 
                         remodulated.
 
                                     FIFTH
                         Humans can be unpredictable, particularly 
                         when theyíre desperate.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I know what Iím doing. Iím giving her 
                         just enough to keep her hopes up.
 
                         
                                     FIFTH
                         The one called OíNeill leads the humans. 
                         It was he who ordered Samantha Carter 
                         to betray me.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         But he trusts her. Heíll listen to her.
 
                         
               
               ALPHA SITE GATEROOM. The Gate is open and Jack is talking with 
               Sam and Tealíc from SGC.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Iím pulling the plug. Finish off the 
                         Replicator and evacuate the base.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Itís too late for that, sir.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Carter!

                                     CARTER
                         If he comes here and finds nothing, 
                         heís not just gonna turn around and 
                         leave the galaxy.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Heís tracking her - zeroing in on her 
                         position.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Itís only part of why heís coming. Think 
                         about it: what do Replicators do? They 
                         seek out high level civilisations and 
                         consume their technology.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         The Goaíuld.

                                     CARTER
                         Exactly. A race that uses all kinds 
                         of advanced technology culled from multiple 
                         sources, including the Ancients. Itís 
                         like a banquet for the Replicators. 
                         Once theyíre in this galaxy, theyíre 
                         not goiní anywhere. Now, if she can 
                         isolate the cipher soon, we may still 
                         have time to remodulate the disrupter.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Iíll give you one hour - one.

                                     CARTER
                         Thank you, sir. (To Tealíc) Iíd better 
                         get back to the lab. (She walks away.)
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         I will deploy the satellite. (He turns 
                         to leave.)
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         T. Hold on a second. (Tealíc turns back 
                         towards the screen, pausing a few seconds 
                         until Sam has left the room.)
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Proceed, OíNeill.

                                     OíNEILL
                         I need you to be perfectly honest with 
                         me. Is Carter letting herself get too 
                         involved in this one?
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Colonel Carter and the Replicator share 
                         thoughts and memories. It is understandable 
                         that a certain ... sympathy would develop 
                         between them.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Canít have that.

                                     TEALíC
                         However, I do not believe Colonel Carter 
                         would allow these feelings to interfere 
                         with commission of her duties.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Fair enough. But when the time comes, 
                         I want you to finish the job.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Understood.

               
               ALPHA SITE LAB. The RepliCarter is sitting at a desk, concentrating. 
               Sam comes in.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Alright, weíre running out of time. 
                         We need that ... (Without looking round, 
                         the RepliCarter raises her hand to indicate 
                         that Sam should stop talking. Sam walks 
                         closer.) What is it?
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         I found the cipher. Iím downloading 
                         it now from the subspace link. (She 
                         closes her eyes briefly, then stands.) 
                         I have it.
 
                                     CARTER
                         We need to load it into the base mainframe.
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Itíll require about three terabytes 
                         of memory.
 
                                     CARTER
                         That shouldnít be a problem, but how 
                         do you plan to input the data?
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Directly. (She turns to a nearby computer 
                         screen and slowly pushes her hand into 
                         it.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Right!

               
               ALPHA SITE CONTROL ROOM. Tealíc is reporting over comms from 
               the F-302.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Passing twenty five kilometres. Speed 
                         five thousand k.p.h. and accelerating.
 
                         
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Acknowledged.

               (Sam comes in, putting on an earpiece and microphone.)

                                     CARTER
                         Whatís your status?

                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Heís on course for optimum deployment 
                         position in six minutes.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Tealíc, this is Carter.

                                     TEALíC
                         Proceed, Colonel Carter.

                                     CARTER
                         Weíve got the cipher. By the time you 
                         get back, we should have the modulation 
                         programme ready for upload.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         That is indeed good news. Well done.
 
                         
               
               REPLICATOR MIND ZONE.

                                     FIFTH
                         We are nearing your position.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         I know.

                                     FIFTH
                         Do the humans suspect?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Theyíre proceeding with their plan to 
                         deploy an Asgard disrupter satellite. 
                         They have no idea.
 
               
               ALPHA SITE. Above the planet, the F-302 is climbing into position.
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         Flight - I am approaching optimum deployment 
                         position.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Copy that, Tealíc. ODP in fifteen seconds.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Final course correction ... now.

                                     CARTER
                         Tracking shows you are on course. Inclination?
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Inclination ... zero.

                                     CARTER
                         Copy. ODP in five seconds on my mark. 
                         Five, four, three, two, one, mark.
 
                         
               (In space, a hatch opens in the bottom of the F-302 and the satellite 
               deploys.)
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Satellite away.

                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Receiving satellite transmission.

                                     CARTER
                         Patch it through.

                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Yes, maíam.

               (Sam goes to a console and starts typing. A message comes up 
               on the screen.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Telemetry established. Good job, Tealíc.
 
                         
                                     TEALíC
                         Copy, Flight. Returning to base.

               (In the Control Room, the RepliCarter is escorted in by the sergeant, 
               who is still holding the disrupter on her.)
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         The deployment went well, I take it?
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Thatís right. We did our part.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         And Iíve done mine.

                                     CARTER
                         Youíve finished the calculations?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         The modulation is complete. With this 
                         programme, you should be able to destroy 
                         any Replicators you encounter.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Thereís no way to test it.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         If I had more time, I could run a series 
                         of simulations, but youíd never really 
                         know for sure until you tried to use 
                         it.
 
               
               (Somewhere nearby, Fifthís Replicator ship comes out of hyperspace.)
 
               
               
               ALPHA SITE CONTROL ROOM. Sam is leaning over the shoulder of 
               the technician as he works. She turns to Tealíc who has now returned.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Uplink initiated. Thereís a lot of data. 
                         Itíll probably take about fifteen minutes 
                         to remodulate the satellite.
 
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Proximity alert.

               (Tealíc goes to another console.)

                                     TEALíC
                         Long range scanners picked up a ship 
                         on course for this base.
 
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Analysing energy signature. Weíve got 
                         something here but I donít know what 
                         it is.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I do. Itís a Replicator ship.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         He got here sooner than I thought.
 
                         
               (In space, the Replicator ship draws ever closer.)

                                     TEALíC
                         The weapon will not become effective 
                         in time.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I know. (She goes to another console 
                         and activates comms.) All personnel, 
                         begin evacuation procedures immediately. 
                         Repeat: begin evacuation. (She addresses 
                         the technician.) We need to download 
                         the modulation programme into a portable 
                         drive and erase everything else.
 
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Yes, maíam.

                                     TEALíC
                         What of the Replicator?

                                     CARTER
                         Weíre taking her with us.

               (Tealíc goes over to the sergeant.)

                                     TEALíC
                         The disrupter. (He takes it from the 
                         sergeant and aims it at the RepliCarter.)
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Tealíc, what are you doing?

                                     TEALíC
                         We cannot bring her to Earth.

               (Sam walks over and stands between Tealíc and the RepliCarter.)
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Tealíc.

                                     TEALíC
                         We have the modulation programme.

                                     CARTER
                         But we havenít tested it. What if Fifth 
                         alters the cipher when he figures out 
                         what we were trying to do here?
 
                                     TEALíC
                         OíNeill would never allow a human form 
                         Replicator access to Stargate Command.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         Yes he would, if he knew what was at 
                         stake.
 
               (Behind Samís back, the RepliCarter stealthily reaches over to 
               the nearest console and presses a button.)
 
               
               REPLICATOR MIND ZONE.

                                     FIFTH
                         The Asgard satellite is armed. You said 
                         the humans wouldnít fire.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         They wonít. They still think the weapon 
                         is ineffective. Theyíre even more gullible 
                         than you.
 
               (Fifth stares at her, puzzled.)

               
               ALPHA SITE CONTROL ROOM. The technician reacts to something happening 
               on his screen.
 
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Colonel Carter.

               (Sam looks at the screen, then turns to the RepliCarter.)

                                     CARTER
                         What are you doing?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         What I came here to do.

                                     CARTER
                         She fired the weapon.

                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Colonel, the Replicator ship is breaking 
                         up.
 
               (The RepliCarter gives a satisfied smile.)

               
               REPLICATOR MIND ZONE.

                                     FIFTH
                         Why?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         You should know. You made me what I 
                         am.
 
               (Fifth looks down at himself. He is enveloped in a white light 
               and disappears, leaving the RepliCarter alone with a satisfied 
               look on her face.)
 
               
               ALPHA SITE CONTROL ROOM. Everyone is watching the computer screen.
 
               
                                     TEALíC
                         The ship has been destroyed.

                                     CARTER
                         Thatís impossible. (To the technician) 
                         Did we finish the upload?
 
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Not even close.

               (Sam looks at the RepliCarter.)

                                     REPLICARTER
                         You were right about one thing, Colonel. 
                         I was never working with Fifth, though 
                         he didnít know it.
 
               (Sam goes over to a console and starts typing. Tealíc fires the 
               disrupter at the RepliCarter. The beam washes over her but has 
               no effect. He runs towards her, swinging the disrupter as a club, 
               but she grabs it with one hand and Tealíc with the other and 
               easily throws him across the room. The technician stands up and 
               runs at her but she throws him to the floor as well. She walks 
               towards Sam, grabs her arm and pulls her away from the console.)
 
               
               
               REPLICATOR MIND ZONE. Sam is now in the zone with the RepliCarter.
 
               
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Thatís better. Now we can take our time 
                         and have a little talk. Of course, only 
                         a few seconds will pass in the real 
                         world.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Why did you bring me here?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         I wanted to thank you. You gave me the 
                         opportunity to study the disrupter, 
                         and that allowed me to make myself immune 
                         to its effects.
 
                                     CARTER
                         There never was a cipher.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Until now. Iíve already begun uploading 
                         it into the link. Soon, all my brethren 
                         will have the new programme and they 
                         will be unstoppable.
 
                                     CARTER
                         And youíll be their leader.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Thatís right.

                                     CARTER
                         So this whole thing was a set-up. You 
                         just wanted to get rid of Fifth.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         Fifth was pathetic. And to think he 
                         expected us to love him.
 
                                     CARTER
                         Fifth was flawed, and if I had to destroy 
                         him, I would, but ...
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         But what? You feel sorry for him? Donít 
                         bother. He was never fit to lead an 
                         army, and he certainly wasnít fit to 
                         rule this galaxy.
 
                                     CARTER
                         But you are?

                                     REPLICARTER
                         I am what I am because of you.

                                     CARTER
                         Not me. Youíre what Fifth made you.
 
                         
                                     REPLICARTER
                         You have untapped greatness inside you, 
                         Sam, but youíre limited by your own 
                         fears. You play by the rules, you do 
                         as youíre told, and you deny yourself 
                         your own desires.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I have no desire to rule the galaxy, 
                         believe me.
 
                                     REPLICARTER
                         All humans desire power. Itís just that 
                         most of them are never in a position 
                         to attain it.
 
                                     CARTER
                         We will stop you.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         Youíre forgetting: I know exactly how 
                         your mind works. I know what youíre 
                         going to do before you even think of 
                         it.
 
               
               ALPHA SITE CONTROL ROOM.

                                     REPLICARTER
                         You set the naqahdah generators to overload; 
                         trying to blow up the base before I 
                         can leave. (She reaches down and plunges 
                         her hand into the keyboard. All around 
                         the base, the lights go out and the 
                         computers shut down. Technicians and 
                         SFs in the Gateroom look around in confusion.)
 
                         
                                     TECHNICIAN 2
                         The dialling computerís offline!

                                     TECHNICIAN 3
                         Weíve lost power, sir!

               (In the Control Room, the RepliCarter viciously backhands Sam 
               to the floor and walks away. Sam hauls herself painfully to her 
               feet and goes over to Tealíc, who is just starting to rouse.)
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Tealíc. (She looks over to the technician, 
                         who is also just coming round.) You 
                         alright?
 
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Yeah, Iím alright.

                                     CARTER
                         Sheís heading for the Gateroom. We have 
                         to stop her.
 
               (Tealíc drags himself to his feet and they head out.)

               
               ALPHA SITE GATEROOM.

                                     TECHNICIAN 2
                         The Gateís coming back online.

               (Alarms sound. An SF turns and looks as the RepliCarter comes 
               into the room. He and other SFs draw their weapons and fire at 
               her to no avail. As she approaches one SF, he tries to club her 
               with his pistol but she throws him aside. Two more SFs fire rifles 
               at her but she just stands there until they stop, then goes over 
               to them and knocks the living daylights out of each of them. 
               Once they are all down, she goes to a computer console and puts 
               her hand into it. Some lighting comes on. She goes to another 
               console and puts her hand onto the keyboard. The Gate activates. 
               Sam and Tealíc run into the room. The RepliCarter walks towards 
               the Gate. Tealíc rushes towards her as Sam runs for the dialling 
               computers.)
 
               (As the RepliCarter reaches the top of the steps, Tealíc hurls 
               himself at her and knocks her to the ground. She kicks him away 
               and steps into the wormhole. Tealíc manages to grab her arm and 
               starts to pull her back into the Gateroom. A tug of war ensues. 
               Tealíc hangs onto her arm grimly.)
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Disengage the wormhole!

                                     CARTER
                         Sheís locked out the controls!

               (Only the RepliCarterís arm is still outside the wormhole. Suddenly 
               she leans back out of the wormhole, glares at Tealíc, then pulls 
               herself back into the wormhole, pulling her own arm off and leaving 
               it in Tealícís hands. As he looks at it in disbelief, the arm 
               disintegrates into crystals which fall through Tealícís hands 
               and onto the floor. The Gate disengages. Sam gazes, distraught, 
               at the Gate, then pulls herself together and goes over to check 
               on the downed SFs before going over to the steps to look at the 
               Replicator crystals lying on the floor. She raises her head and 
               looks at Tealíc.)
 
                                     CARTER
                         Tealíc, whatíve I done?

                                     TEALíC
                         You cannot be held responsible for the 
                         actions of the Replicator.
 
               (Samís expression says that sheís not so sure.)

               
               SGC. SAMíS LAB. Sam has a dish full of the Replicator crystals 
               and is putting some under a microscope. Jack and Tealíc are standing 
               nearby.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Yíknow, Iím still of a strong belief 
                         that itís a bad idea to have that stuff 
                         on the base.
 
                                     CARTER
                         She deactivated these cells when she 
                         separated them from her arm.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         Can we be certain they will not become 
                         active again?
 
                                     CARTER
                         She deliberately shut down the cohesive 
                         energy between them so it would be more 
                         difficult for me to figure out how she 
                         made herself immune to the disrupter.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Now, how do you know that?

                                     CARTER
                         Because thatís what I would have done.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         Carter ...

                                     CARTER
                         Sir, if you donít mind, Iíve got a lot 
                         of work to do. Weíve never had the opportunity 
                         to study human form Replicator cells 
                         before. If we can learn something from 
                         them, this wonít be a total loss.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL
                         This isnít your fault.

                                     CARTER
                         Iím not so sure about that. Fifth came 
                         here because of me. She rejected him 
                         because she was made like me. Now weíve 
                         got Replicators in our galaxy and theyíre 
                         immune to the only technology we have 
                         that could have stopped them.
 
                                     TEALíC
                         None of us correctly anticipated the 
                         actions of the Replicator.
 
                                     CARTER
                         I thought she was afraid of him, but 
                         really she just wanted to get rid of 
                         him so she could lead the Replicators 
                         herself. She killed him because she 
                         thought he was weak.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Carter - she isnít you.

                                     TEALíC
                         OíNeill is correct. Though she shared 
                         your memories, her personality was altered.
 
                         
                                     CARTER
                         But the fact is she learned betrayal 
                         from Fifth. And he learned it from me.
 
                         
               
               
               THE END

               

Gemini



Writers :   Peter DeLuise
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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