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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 717

                                       "HEROES I"

                                           By

                                    Robert C. Cooper

               
               
               We begin with the opening scene of the Stargate being viewed 
               through a camera from the briefing room, there are technicians 
               working on it. Camera zooms out. News guy talking over shot.
 
               
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         So you getting the full thing?

               
                                     JAMES
                         Just about yeah ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Well ... instead of zooming back why 
                         don't you pull back a little.
 
               
                                     JAMES
                         OK.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Get it into context a bit.

               
               Scene changes to the news crew.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Keep going back ... yeah that's good 
                         ... yeah ... wow that's amazing.
 
               
               An Air Force officer appears.

               
                                     RONDEL
                         Yes it is. Mr. Bregman?

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Yes.

               
                                     RONDEL
                         Colonel Tom Rondel, Cheyenne Mountain 
                         Complex. Public affairs liaison.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         *chuckles* That's quite a mouthful. 
                         Call me Emmett.
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK ... This is my posse here. This is 
                         err ...
 
               
                                     JAMES
                         Tech sergeant Dale James, sir.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Camera

               
                                     WICKENHOUSE
                         Airman first class Shep Wickenhouse, 
                         sir.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Doing sound.

               
                                     RONDEL
                         Well, it's a pleasure meeting you sir, 
                         but what are you doing here?
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         We're getting some establishing shots, 
                         first of many I hope while we're waiting. 
                         In fact we should get a shot of ... 
                         a shot of you, colonel.
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         Sorry, but you're not authorized to 
                         begin until you've been briefed by General 
                         Hammond.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I've already been briefed ... Tom is 
                         it? By the defense department. What's 
                         the problem? We're cleared to shoot 
                         here. Maybe you guys haven't been cleared, 
                         you been cleared? Sorry ... what ... 
                         what is the problem?
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         General Hammonds ready to see you now.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK ... *follows Tom*

               
                                     WICKENHOUSE
                         This should be fun.

               
                                     JAMES
                         Oh yeah.

               
                                     RONDEL
                         General Hammond sir.

               
                                     SCENE
                         Entering Hammonds Office.

               
                                     RONDEL
                         This is Mr. Bregman

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I am very excited to be here, sir. *puts 
                         hand out which Hammond ignores*
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You may find we're not all quite as 
                         giddy as you are about this project, 
                         Mr. Bregman.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Giddy? Err ... well, I personally prefer 
                         professionally excited I think I said, 
                         excited to be here General. I haven't 
                         been giddy since ... well you wouldn't 
                         want to know about that.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         No.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         No.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I just want to be as clear as I can 
                         upfront.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Sure.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Your presence is highly unorthodox, 
                         and I will not let it threaten the security 
                         of any on-going missions or the safety 
                         of my people.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Well, I've already been frisked three 
                         times, we can make it a fourth time, 
                         make it personally, get to know each 
                         other a little better general come on 
                         ... I'm sorry.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I consider it my responsibility to protect 
                         my people's interest ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I understand.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (continuing) Quite frankly, I feel it's 
                         appropriate to warn you that no one 
                         around here wants to be part of your 
                         reality show.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Oh ... I see ... You know General; I 
                         think you're probably well aware, that 
                         there were film cameras on the beaches 
                         of Normandy decades before Survivor 
                         debuted on CBS. Personally I think it's 
                         an outrageous oversight that the Stargate 
                         hasn't been chronicled up to this point. 
                         President --
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That's because its top secret, only 
                         a handful of people will see anything 
                         you shoot ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         So far, General ... so far. Eventually 
                         ... inevitably this program is going 
                         to be disclosed to the American people 
                         and to the whole world, and I like to 
                         think that this little film we're doing 
                         here, might in some small way provide 
                         insight to what's really been going 
                         on here for the last six years.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         *smiling* What has been going on?

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         *chuckling* You know what General ... 
                         I respect what you're doing here, I 
                         can respect that you want me out of 
                         the here ... but the United states President 
                         invited me here to do this.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You see that red phone ... you wouldn't 
                         be here if he hadn't.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Well then I hope I can expect the full 
                         co-operation of you and your personnel.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         To the letter of these orders.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         To the letter. I see ... I see, thank 
                         you.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You have high expectations to meet.
 
                         
               
               BREGMAN leaves, with Tom behind him.

               
                                     RONDEL
                         General.

               
               Hammond sighs.

               
               Scene opens in corridor on some big metal thing with ancient 
               writing or something and then to Tom talking to Emmett.
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         Maybe it's my opinion but with respect 
                         ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         What's that?

               
                                     RONDEL
                         Through out history the best documentaries 
                         have taken a cinema verity function; 
                         let the subject tell its own story.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Yeah, tell you what Tom. I think that's 
                         an interesting point of view and ... 
                         err ... mostly, if not totally crap 
                         especially in situations like this, 
                         you know if this story was going to 
                         tell itself, you know what then there 
                         would be Stargate updates on the nightly 
                         news. like this ... I mean if this, 
                         the other point ... the other point 
                         in the sense that we should probably 
                         start with the soft approach make people 
                         feel comfortable, gain their trust you 
                         know what ... we'd be here a year. These 
                         soldiers conceal things for a living 
                         ...
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         They're airman sir; we're the United 
                         States Air Force.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         These Airman conceal things for a living, 
                         and the only way I am going to get anything 
                         out of these people is not by the ... 
                         (scientist passes with something) ... 
                         look at that ... not by the ... what 
                         did you say the cinema verity approach 
                         ... its going to be by the wringing 
                         it out of them approach, that's the 
                         only way.
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         Mr. Bregman as far as I'm concerned 
                         you are strictly to document what is 
                         going on ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I know.

               
                                     RONDEL
                         Not to pursue anything that might be 
                         prejudicial to air force personnel.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Why don't you call me Emmett, OK?

               
                                     RONDEL
                         If someone were to offer something up 
                         in an interview.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         *Looking behind Tom* Is that who I think 
                         it is?
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         That's Colonel Jack O'Neill ... *ready 
                         to carry on*
 
               
               We see Jack walking towards them as he Passes BREGMAN tries to 
               question him, he keep on walking towards the elevator.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Colonel O'Neill, hi ...

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I like vanilla over chocolate, My favorite 
                         color is paradoh, I think Tibet should 
                         be free and if I could have dinner with 
                         anyone in the world it would be Mary 
                         Steenburgen. *enters elevator pushes 
                         button*
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         No I'm just trying to ... Mary Steenburgen?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, don't you think she's nice?

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         (doors about to shut) *stands between 
                         the doors* no no ... look, look ... 
                         *Jack pushes button again* I'm just 
                         trying to get a minute of with you.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Look I really don't have time ... I've 
                         got ... errr ... briefing.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I understand. *Puts hand out* I'm Emmett 
                         Bre--
 
               
               Jack coughs into his hand and sticks it out; Emmett thinks twice 
               and pulls his away.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         No look I'm not going to be able to 
                         get a perspective on this whole Stargate 
                         program *doors start to close, he pushes 
                         them* program without you colonel, so 
                         when is a good time for you?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Anytime's good ... just send me a memo. 
                         *Pushes him out*
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Memo.

               
               Doors shut, BREGMAN turns round to Tom whose been watching

               
                                     RONDEL
                         (DRIPPING with sarcasm) Really sensed 
                         he's starting to trust you.
 
               
               Walks off, Emmett following.

               
                                     SCENE
                         In the control room, Sam, flinching 
                         as Shep trying put a mic on her.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Don't worry about it, he only looks 
                         unprofessional. *Sam smiles* Now ... 
                         Major, General Hammond warned me that 
                         people might be a little less enthusiastic 
                         about all this.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, we did have a bad experience with 
                         a TV crew last year ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         The Prometheus incident, I know the 
                         air force insisted on their own crew.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I think that you might also be sensing 
                         reluctance from a few people around 
                         here to put themselves up on a pedestal; 
                         I mean we are just doing our jobs.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Just a job. I consider it my job to 
                         put you up on a pedestal because this 
                         Job looks to me nothing but to be extraordinary 
                         and from what I read from you file the 
                         same can be said about you personally.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         See, now I'm blushing.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         So you are, think we should start; you'll 
                         look good on camera. Alright let's go 
                         guys ... *sits down, so does Sam* Are 
                         you ready?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         No ... *Dale is hold some doohickey*
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         What are you doing? You don't need a 
                         light meter ... the women is glowing. 
                         Lets get rolling.
 
               
                                     JAMES
                         Rolling

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Sound?

               
                                     WICKENHOUSE
                         Full.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK ... Major Samantha Carter, US Air 
                         force, Astrophysicist. Considered the 
                         foremost expert of the Stargate. You've 
                         explored territory that no one on Earth 
                         ... in the history of Earth has ever 
                         seen ... and you've fought an enemy 
                         that no one on Earth has even imagined. 
                         Major Samantha Carter meet the six billion 
                         people of the planet Earth. *Motions 
                         to the camera*
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *Looks from him to the camera, nervous 
                         smile and ... * Hi ...
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Corridor, Daniel and Emmett turn the 
                         corner; obviously this is the news cam. 
                         Through out the scene shots from behind 
                         showing the crew filming.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I don't think I've asked this sort of 
                         question before ... in my entire career 
                         ... but what was like to be ... well 
                         ... dead?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well, I wasn't exactly dead ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Oh, you were ... what's the word? Transcended.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Ascended ... err ... emm ... ahh ... 
                         well, I actually did have the unfortunate 
                         experience of dieing first ... slowly 
                         and err ... quite painfully.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Well, in your mission file, it says 
                         your human ... I'm quoting here ... 
                         your human body transformed into energy 
                         a bright white light rose above the 
                         hospital bed. Is that ...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yeah.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         accurate. So ... well could you ... 
                         *they stop* Dr. Jackson could you ... 
                         I don't know ... elaborate ... I mean 
                         what did it feel like? *Daniel's Pager 
                         goes off.*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         *hand in pocket trying to get pager* 
                         Well, I don't know I really don't remember 
                         much after that. *Looks at pager eyes 
                         wide.* Will you excuse me. *rushes past*
 
                         
               
               Emmett motions for camera to follow as they chase after Daniel 
               whose made a dead run for his Lab bumping into other personnel.
 
               
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Come on, come on ... go go. *entering 
                         Daniel's office.* Dr. Jackson?!
 
               
               Daniel's looking at a fax.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         What is it? What is it?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         (Speaking very fast, words jumbling 
                         together) Itsamassfragemantiwas
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Sorry, could you just slow down ... 
                         what?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         It's the mass fragment I collected from 
                         P3X-298 ... It was covered in the domestic, 
                         pre dynastic period of Egypt here on 
                         Earth.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         And what is it ... Could you get a shot 
                         of this.
 
               
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         And ... ah ... what is the significance 
                         of that?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         It's Fascinating.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         It's ... OK ... back up, back up ... 
                         err ... that's it ... it's fascinating? 
                         Why were we running?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Oh I just wanted to see if you'd chase 
                         me (He smiles so cute here!)
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK ... turn it off ... turn it off ... 
                         get the Mic away from me.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Turn it off. *Screen blinks out*

               
                                     SCENE
                         A lab, someone's working with a blow 
                         torch and then Dr. Lee comes into the 
                         shot, carrying a helmet. The film crew 
                         filming.
 
               
                                     LEE
                         *Bangs on hat* Kevlar will not stop 
                         the energy from a staff weapon. And 
                         the armor plating and other bullet proof 
                         protection gets super heated from the 
                         plasma so while it would stop the penetration, 
                         the wearer is essentially trapped in 
                         what becomes their own personal microwave 
                         oven ... and ... you know ... not a 
                         good idea ... anyways ... what we've 
                         been working on is this *pulls out a 
                         black material* a ceramic polymer which 
                         will resist the heat, stop the blast 
                         and fits into a standard SG vest. *in 
                         background can see Siler being fitted 
                         out* which sergeant siler will now demonstrate 
                         for us ... *oooh look Teal'c*
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Sorry, wouldn't it be better if I *to 
                         camera* No no, shoot them. *camera shifts 
                         to Siler* don't you think it would be 
                         more interesting if ... if I were in 
                         the vest.
 
               
                                     LEE
                         No, no, no, no, no.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Why isn't it safe?

               
                                     LEE
                         What ... of course it's safe it's not 
                         like we've never done this before.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         So why don't I?

               
                                     LEE
                         No.

               
               Back to Siler, with his vest a goggles and Teal'c aiming a staff 
               weapon at him.
 
               
                                     SILER
                         Away from the face, big guy. *Fire, 
                         and he's going going, gone*
 
               
               Airman extinguishes Siler.

               
                                     SILER
                         It's all good! I'm fine!

               
                                     LEE
                         *Emmett is gob smacked* you see yeah 
                         ... he does that all the time.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Sam, in control room.

               
                                     CARTER
                         The control room is sort of like the 
                         air traffic control tower of the base, 
                         we monitor all Gate activity from here.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         So ... what are all these blinking lights 
                         about ... for example what are those 
                         lights over there.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Err well; this monitors the gates massive 
                         power consumption required for generating 
                         Outgoing wormholes.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Uhm ...

               
                                     CARTER
                         Interestingly, in our study of off-world 
                         DHDs we found that our gate actually 
                         draws 10% more wattage than offworld 
                         gates, now that far exceeds any potential 
                         loss due to our manmade interface. We 
                         think it has to do with the way the 
                         superconductive crystals inside the 
                         gate absorb electrical energy, but we're 
                         also trying to demonstrate that the 
                         DHDs are some how producing a purer 
                         more efficient source of power.
 
               
               Room Silent, shot of film crew dumbstruck.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Could we get a shot of the gate spinning?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, sure it's really cool steam comes 
                         out of it and everything.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Right.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Ah, Major ... *whisper*

               
                                     CARTER
                         Err ... sorry guys there's an SG team 
                         due to embark on a mission.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Well, that's great. We'll get a shot 
                         of them leaving.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Actually ... You're going to have to 
                         leave.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Could I ask you a question ... You've 
                         been ... Sorry you can stop shooting 
                         ... cut.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Offworld, forestry planet. Stargate 
                         is opened SG-13 step through. Gate shuts 
                         down.
 
               
                                     DIXON
                         OK, Balinsky. Which way?

               
                                     BALINSKY
                         *Looking at compass* That way.

               
                                     DIXON
                         I'll take point, Wells, Bosworth -- 
                         you're rear guard five meter spread. 
                         Keep your eyes open.
 
               
                                     BALINSKY
                         The malp showed no indication of any 
                         recent Goa'uld activity on this planet.
 
                         
               
                                     DIXON
                         Yeah, well -- I don't see any indication 
                         of anything here.
 
               
                                     BALINSKY
                         Take the usual bet on that sir.

               
                                     DIXON
                         Sure. Wells?

               
                                     WELLS
                         Ah ... abandoned naquada mine.

               
                                     DIXON
                         Boring. Good odds. Bosworth?

               
                                     BOSWORTH
                         I'm going to put my money on trees sir.
 
                         
               
                                     DIXON
                         Bosworth's disqualified for being a 
                         smartass. I'll go with two headed aliens.
 
                         
               
                                     WELLS
                         Hostile or friendly sir?

               
                                     DIXON
                         One head good, one head bad. Balinsky?
 
                         
               
                                     BALINSKY
                         Oh ... ruins of an ancient city.

               
                                     DIXON
                         Yeah, you wish.

               
                                     SCENE
                         Still offworld, SG-13 walk by some trees.
 
                         
               
                                     DIXON
                         Yeah, all night screaming, projectile 
                         vomiting, nuclear diapers. You have 
                         no idea. The reason they make them so 
                         damn cute is so you won't smother them 
                         in their sleep.
 
               
                                     WELLS
                         Sir, you have four kids.

               
                                     DIXON
                         Yeah, why do you think I love my job 
                         so much? Don't get me wrong I love the 
                         little buggers to death but trust me, 
                         having four kids makes going through 
                         the Stargate and facing off alien bad 
                         guys look like nothing. This is relaxing.
 
                         
               
                                     WELLS
                         Then why'd you have four?

               
                                     DIXON
                         Well, ones pretty bad but you figure 
                         you got to have two so the little guy 
                         can have a brother or sister right? 
                         Then you have two boys and the wife 
                         says she wants a girl, so you figure 
                         hell three can't be much worse than 
                         two right? But you don't relise your 
                         brain is fried because you haven't slept 
                         and after three, four is no big deal 
                         so then you're so deep in that nothing 
                         seems to matter anymore. Its chaos. 
                         You just try to make it through each 
                         day alive. In the end you spend all 
                         the energy you have left trying to get 
                         them into bed, only to lay awake praying 
                         they don't get hooked on drugs, hurt, 
                         or worse, wind up dead in an alley some 
                         where.
 
               
                                     WELLS
                         Can't wait, sir.

               
                                     DIXON
                         Ah miracle of birth my ass, I'll tell 
                         you what a miracle is birth control 
                         that works.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         SG-13 walk into a clearing.

               
                                     DIXON
                         Well, I'll be damned. *we get a shot 
                         of an ancient city*
 
               
                                     BALINSKY
                         I win.

               
                                     SCENE
                         Control room, Sam comes down the stairs, 
                         Jack's drinking coffee.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir? Did you do your interview yet?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah ...

               
                                     CARTER
                         Mary Steinbergen

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         She's so hot. *Sam smiles* Carter, can 
                         you tell me the reason for this documentary 
                         again?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Didn't you read the memo? *Jack gives 
                         her a look, as they head downstairs.* 
                         ah ... officially it's to chronicle 
                         the 1,000th trip through the Stargate 
                         but I think there's more to it than 
                         that.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         1,000 you say.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I know hard to believe we've been at 
                         it this long.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         There should be a cake.

               
                                     SCENE
                         Daniel's Lab, Emmett is interviewing 
                         him.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK ... Dr. Jackson, I'm just going to 
                         ... your memory was erased when you 
                         returned to ... I'm quoting here ... 
                         human form ... That sounds idiotic, 
                         make a note I have to re-ask that question. 
                         Just sorry ... Could you ... you know 
                         what can you tell us about all that?
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Not much.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK ... could you tell us a little bit 
                         about what things were like before that.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Ah well, thankfully I have most of those 
                         memories back, there are still a few 
                         ... holes.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK ... The ah ... pharaohs of the fourth 
                         dynasty did not build the pyramids ...
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         No, no they didn't, they were actually 
                         landing pads for Goa'uld motherships.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         No I'm quoting from a speech you made 
                         before you were introduced to the Stargate 
                         and I presume that at that time you 
                         knew nothing about landing platforms 
                         or motherships right?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Right, no.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Until you were introduced to Catherine 
                         Langford.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Right.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         And she's the one who introduced you 
                         to the Stargate program.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Right.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         So ... why?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Why what?

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         *Sigh* Why did she do that?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I don't know, you'd have to ask her.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK maybe I'll ask her ... where is she? 
                         Is she transcended, or ascended or something 
                         like that.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Errr ... no, retired actually, but you 
                         never know.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Oh look, Teal'c ... His turn for interview.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Sorry I'm just reading your file here, 
                         it's fascinating ... I suppose I should 
                         ask you ... immediately here ... you're 
                         an alien?
 
               
               Stoic look, silence.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Well, not to you but to us you would 
                         be ... anyways you were the highest 
                         ranking officer in the service of one 
                         of our alien enemies and you turned 
                         against them. Why did you turn against 
                         them ... when you did?
 
               
               Silence.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I'm sorry, why are you sitting there 
                         if you don't intend to answer any of 
                         my questions.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Because I was requested to by General 
                         Hammond.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I see and he didn't happen to mention 
                         to you, that part of the interview process 
                         involved actually saying something.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         No.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK erm ... lets try this ... Colonel 
                         Jack O'Neill ... you must have a tremendous 
                         amount of respect for him?
 
               
               Silence.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Maybe you don't ... let me rephrase. 
                         Colonel Jack O'Neill is your immediate 
                         superior Officer ... OK maybe not in 
                         terms of species but he's your commanding 
                         Officer.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Good ... OK ... Good. Let's move forward 
                         ... and is there anything you can tell 
                         us about him?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If you wish to learn of Colonel O'Neill, 
                         perhaps you should interview Colonel 
                         O'Neill.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK, thank you ... thanks ... Just let 
                         me ask you ... *Teal'c leaves* Where 
                         are you going?
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Offworld, in the ruins.

               
               Balinsky is looking at the writing and making notes, Dixon walks 
               up behind.
 
               
                                     DIXON
                         How long?

               
                                     BALINSKY
                         I don't know. why we just got here ...
 
                         
               
                                     DIXON
                         An hour ago.

               
                                     BALINSKY
                         Well, I need more time, look at this 
                         place, I mean it's incredible.
 
               
                                     DIXON
                         Yeah, you seen one crumbled city ...
 
                         
               
                                     BALINSKY
                         Sir. This place was built by the ancients.
 
                         
               
                                     DIXON
                         You sure?

               
                                     BALINSKY
                         Yes these markings, this stone and architecture 
                         ... oh Dr. Jackson is going to die when 
                         he sees this.
 
               
                                     DIXON
                         What, again?

               
                                     BALINSKY
                         Funny. Oh *grabs his stuff runs off.*
 
                         
               
                                     DIXON
                         Don't go far.

               
               Dixon heads over to the other guys who are sat on the floor, 
               Bosworth's looking at a scan of Wells' unborn child.
 
               
                                     BOSWORTH
                         It looks like an alien.

               
                                     WELLS
                         Shut up.

               
                                     BOSWORTH
                         Yeah, remember that thing we ran into 
                         on P2X-787?
 
               
                                     WELLS
                         Get lost.

               
                                     BOSWORTH
                         Yeah ... See that thing was easy on 
                         the eyes by comparison.
 
               
                                     DIXON
                         *grabs pic* Let me see, that's pretty 
                         scary wells.
 
               
                                     WELLS
                         That's my unborn son sir.

               
                                     DIXON
                         How can you tell? *Wells points at image* 
                         I don't know Wells; I wouldn't paint 
                         the room blue just yet.
 
               
               Wells takes back pic just as Balinsky comes running round the 
               corner.
 
               
                                     BALINSKY
                         Take cover.

               
               They ... err ... take cover, as a huge honking piece of mess 
               comes round the corner. They fire at it, after sharing odd looks. 
               It fires back, while their bullets ricochet of its shields. It 
               Goa'uld! It moves next to a wall.
 
               
                                     BALINSKY
                         Colonel now!

               
               Dixon Blows the wall to hell, it collapses on top of the thing 
               and the huge honking piece of mess is made into a huge, rubbly 
               ... er ... mess.
 
               
                                     DIXON
                         Hold.

               
               They all head slowly over to ... the thing. Dixon shoots it for 
               effect.
 
               
                                     WELLS
                         What the hell is it?

               
                                     SCENE
                         Opens on Kinsey.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Like the people who are now serving 
                         here at the SGC, the youth of tomorrow 
                         will one day have to defend the free 
                         spirit of mankind. And not just on our 
                         fair planet, but out there through the 
                         Stargate, in the vastness of the galaxy 
                         of untold evil with powers we've never 
                         seen before are still waiting to pray 
                         upon us ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         *looks like he just woke up* OK ... 
                         cut ... Senator ... great ... thank 
                         you so much for doing this it was really 
                         terrific of you to do this ...
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         People deserve it ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Yes we're trying our best And senator 
                         don't take this the wrong way but it 
                         sounded a bit prepared like a speech 
                         I don't think you'll like the results. 
                         What if we do it off the cut, I throw 
                         things at you see how you respond ...
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         No ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         No?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         No ... If you want anything else from 
                         me ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Yes, actually ... erm ... Senator ...
 
                         
               
                                     SCENE
                         Opens on Jack in commissary, doing a 
                         report and eating, doors open to Kinsey.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Colonel ... As I'm sure you know, I'm 
                         here to be apart of this piece these 
                         good men are putting together to document 
                         the fine work *Emmett whispers something 
                         to Dale* you're doing here at the SGC.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No I didn't know that.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Well, I'm sure there was a memo *Jack 
                         looks over at Emmett and Dale, who have 
                         started filming.*
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, did you tell them about the time 
                         that you tried to get this place shut 
                         down or the time you had Hammond by 
                         the short ...
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I'd suggest you watch what you say colonel, 
                         slanders a serious offence.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes So I hear.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         I have always been a strong supporter 
                         of this program ... I admit I was critical 
                         in the past but that was only because 
                         of the unrealized potential I see this 
                         operation as having.
 
               
               Jack, sighs, closes his file and stands up.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         How did your interview go colonel?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It was short yet oh so sweet.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         The president wants you to play ball 
                         with this, I hope your not intending 
                         to disappoint our commander in chief. 
                         I would think you would want to show 
                         your appreciation for his backing over 
                         the years.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Kinsey, what are you doing here? I mean 
                         last time anyone checked you were trying 
                         to discredit the guy.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         His term is up. My running mate and 
                         I are merely pointing out to the American 
                         people * Jack gives cameras a look* 
                         we think we can do a better job and 
                         when that time comes I know we can count 
                         on your vote colonel.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah that'll happen.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         And I want you to know this ... if elected 
                         this program can count on our full support.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         *to camera* you want to get this?

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Sure

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         *to Kinsey* you smarmy, self-righteous, 
                         Opportunistic ass ...
 
               
                                     DAVIS ON PA
                         (Alarms are going off VERY loudly) UNSCHEDULED 
                         OFF WORLD ACTIVATION, COLONEL O'NEILL 
                         TO THE CONTROL ROOM, REPEAT UNSCHEDULED 
                         OFF WORLD ACTIVATION
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You are nothing but a *something here 
                         can't hear it over Davis's voice over 
                         the PA, it's VERY loud!* son of a bitch.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Duty calls.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I was done

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Colonel, what is this off world activation 
                         something ... what's that?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Won't know until I get there.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Well, that great, we're going ... where's 
                         there?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         There is here for you. *walks out*
 
                         
               
                                     RONDEL
                         Ongoing activity *motions for filming 
                         to be stopped*
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Control room, SG-1 there, talking to 
                         Dixon and Balinsky via malp.
 
               
                                     DIXON
                         Balinsky wants to stay sir.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You see anything else worth staying 
                         for Dave?
 
               
                                     DIXON
                         Hard to say.

               
                                     BALINSKY
                         We need to finish searching these ruins.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How long?

               
                                     BALINSKY
                         A day or two. maybe more ...

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Be nice to send up a UAV get an aerial 
                         overview.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Permission to stay granted. I'll send 
                         SG3 as back up. Any sign of a threat 
                         you get out of there immediately colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     DIXON
                         Understood sir.

               
                                     CARTER
                         In the mean time I can run some tests 
                         on the device see what it's been doing 
                         there.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Send the device back and report in on 
                         the hour.
 
               
                                     DIXON
                         Yes sir, SG-13 out.

               
               Gate disconnects.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Sir ... ermm ... its not that I don't 
                         appreciate all your hel-
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I knew Kinsey and Bregman were headed 
                         you way and I thought you might be looking 
                         for an excuse to get away colonel.(I 
                         did find it odd that he called for O'Neill!
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I thought as much sir, and I just wanted 
                         to express my deep and unyielding love 
                         for you sir.
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         General if you have a moment Mr. Bregman 
                         would like a word.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Hammonds office, Hammond is reading 
                         from a file, Emmett is pacing.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Exempts from said clearance from all 
                         current activities which have not yet 
                         been reviewed by this office, that being 
                         the Pentagon ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Current activity ... Breathing is a 
                         current activity.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         My interpretation is that you have not 
                         been authorized to know anything about 
                         the most recent unscheduled activations.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         *sitting down* General, a little leeway.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I said that I was going to hold you 
                         to the letter of these orders. Mr. Bregman. 
                         Give it up. *Emmett gets up to leave, 
                         opens door and turns back.*
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         You know ... Colonel O'Neill ...

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         is currently unavailable.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         General *comes back in* the president, 
                         the president of the United States is 
                         giving me his full support. Why are 
                         you resisting?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm not resisting, I'm following orders. 
                         My opinion is that I don't think my 
                         people need to be put under a microscope. 
                         Cameras don't just record things; they 
                         change what they record simply by being 
                         there. The work these people do is hard 
                         enough without them feeling that every 
                         breath they take is being preserved 
                         for judgment.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Maybe it should be ...

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Excuse me ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I said Maybe it should be ... *Shutting 
                         the door* the pentagon has allowed journalists 
                         to be embedded in the army, forces before 
                         this. You know that. Under fire, under 
                         pressure. So what's seen, what's heard 
                         and what's read is the truth.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I think we're through ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I don't ... I don't disagree with you 
                         general ... *Red phone rings.*
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Excuse me. *Picks up phone hand over 
                         receiver, waiting for Emmett to leave. 
                         He does.*
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         In Sam's lab, she's working in the ... 
                         mess ... device.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You ever seen anything like this?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have not ...

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, Its definitely a remote program 
                         of some kind, the storage capacity of 
                         the memory crystals is immense, but 
                         so far all I've found are detailed images 
                         of the ruins. You know It makes sense 
                         we use a Malp, why wouldn't the Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The Goa'uld are scavengers, it is quite 
                         possible they got the idea from us.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         *Nods, smiles* so you do your interview 
                         with the documentary crew yet?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         *I swear he rolls his eyes* Indeed.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I have to admit I can't wait to hear 
                         what everyone else said.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I did not say much.

               
                                     CARTER
                         *Smiles, and the mocking* really? That 
                         is surprising it's usually so hard to 
                         shut you up. *he raises an eyebrow, 
                         as Sam starts grinning*
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I found the entire experience ... unpleasant
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         *Nods* they want to talk to me again.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Did your interview not go well either?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, I thought it was fine but apparently 
                         I look ... nervous.
 
               
               Both quiet.

               
                                     SCENE
                         Corridor, film crew setting up Emmett 
                         comes round the corner.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         What is the meaning of off world activation 
                         ... what is that all about?
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         I am not privy to that information.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Oh, you wouldn't tell me even if you 
                         knew, would you?
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         I have my orders to ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         You remind me of those miners we use 
                         to have in the gulf, who use to censor 
                         our reports ...
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         Look, it's not as if we're conspiring 
                         to cover up the truth ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Oh, sure ...

               
                                     RONDEL
                         And censoring reports in combat just 
                         makes sense.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Makes sense?

               
                                     RONDEL
                         You cannot jeopardize the lives of troops 
                         involved on ongoing missions.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Makes no sense. This is a documentary 
                         not the news, what are you telling me 
                         they're broadcasting this to the enemy 
                         on some other planet? Look I have been 
                         denied access to several prior mission 
                         files, you know why? Because no one 
                         wants me to know how close we've come 
                         to ... well, why don't you tell me Tom, 
                         you're not conspiring to cover up the 
                         truth are you? Why don't you tell me 
                         ... come close to what?
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         Being compromised ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Being compromised that's a euphemism 
                         for you. Being compromised. *Dale grins* 
                         Close to the brink of planetary annihilation, 
                         is probably more accurate ... That's 
                         why we're not allowed to film these 
                         on-going activities because every time 
                         they open that gate there is a chance 
                         that something could go cataclysmically 
                         wrong ...
 
               
                                     WICKENHOUSE
                         In which case it wouldn't matter what 
                         we had on tape, would it? *Dale laughs*
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         What did you say ... what did you say 
                         ... That it doesn't matter? If that's 
                         you're opinion then if you had any integrity 
                         at all you would resign before I have 
                         to replace you.
 
               
                                     WICKENHOUSE
                         I would rather be replaced, than court-martialed. 
                         I'm not going to do anything I'm not 
                         authorized to do.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         See it's that attitude ...

               
                                     RONDEL
                         The bottom line is the SGC is not going 
                         to let any of this off, until the ...
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Well, what's the difference then, why 
                         not shoot it and decide later.
 
               
                                     RONDEL
                         Not up to me.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Not up to me ... not up to me ... that's 
                         great.
 
               
               Doors to elevator opens, Jack steps out, sees Emmett turns to 
               go back in.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Colonel ... Colonel we're all set up 
                         for you right here ... we're all set 
                         up ...
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Briefing. *Jack rushes past them head 
                         down the corridor to control room*
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Yeah, no ... Colonel. Colonel. Colonel! 
                         *Jack stops and turns.* You know I'm 
                         going to get you on camera sooner or 
                         later even if all I get is a series 
                         of you avoiding getting got.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Fire away. I hope shots of my ass serve 
                         you well.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         *To crew* alright pack up ... what are 
                         we doing here?
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Opens on an image of Sam, being recorded.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         How do you feel about Colonel O'Neill?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         ah ... *Smiles* ... He's an amazing 
                         man. After everything he's done, he's 
                         still modest, quite self effacing actually. 
                         He even likes people to think he's not 
                         as smart as he really is. Bottom line: 
                         He's an incredibly strong leader who's 
                         given more of himself for this program 
                         than anyone has given for ... *thinks* 
                         well ... anything I can imagine.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         You spend a lot of time together outside 
                         of work?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         err ... we don't get much time outside 
                         of work. When we do our personal interests 
                         are little different .
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         did you ever hear the expression: opposites 
                         attract.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *smiles* we have a very professional 
                         relationship
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Really? Do you ... Professional? After 
                         everything you've been through ... You 
                         must of ... maybe if it's not too much 
                         to say ... faced death together.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah ... not unlike countless Military 
                         personnel through out the years ... 
                         look I won't deny there's not a bond 
                         between us ... Daniel and Teal'c are 
                         also like family to me. Colonel is first 
                         and foremost my superior officer. Even 
                         if there was potential for something 
                         more ... and I'm not saying that there 
                         is err ... our military positions, and 
                         the very nature of our jobs wouldn't 
                         allow for it. *swallows, kinda nods. 
                         Definitely nervous.
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Sergeant Davis being filmed in control 
                         room.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Well, basically when the gate is dialing 
                         I say cheveron 1 encoded, cheveron 2 
                         encoded, and so on ... incrementally 
                         up to the 7th cheveron which is a little 
                         different because that's when the wormhole 
                         connects ... err ... when that happens 
                         I like to shakes things up a little 
                         bit and just say cheveron 7 locked *grinning*
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Locked ... That's great ... that's good. 
                         Anything else?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Oh yea ... I'm responsible for this 
                         *places his hand on the palm scanner* 
                         close the iris ... *Iris shuts* Open 
                         the Iris. *Iris ... ... opens*
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Huh.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         *sits back grinning proudly nodding 
                         his head as if to say ' impressive right.'* 
                         That's pretty much my job right there.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         That's it.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yeah pretty much ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I think you're being a little modest.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Awww ... don't get me wrong ... it's 
                         really rewarding ... it really is ... 
                         and we have tried various automated 
                         scenarios, but err ... the SG teams 
                         just agree that you know ... when they 
                         send their iris code ... through the 
                         wormhole they like to know that there's 
                         ... erm ... a real person on the other 
                         ... other end, someone that they can 
                         trust to get it right. And ... er ... 
                         that gives me and the other gate technicians, 
                         a great sense of pride.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Sure ... that's good.

               
                                     SCENE
                         Daniel's Lab, all his stuff is out on 
                         his desk.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         ah ... Dr. Jackson ... Hi

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Hey ... how's it going?

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         oh ... you're packing ... you're going 
                         on a mission off ... I'm sorry I forgot 
                         the expression ...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Off world.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Off world. Is that ... so you're going?
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         No ... Nope just ... err going through 
                         my pack.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         ah ... that's a camera you use right 
                         ... *picks up camera*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yeah ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I've seen hours and hours of your footage 
                         ... hours of it ... inscription and 
                         ruins and artifacts.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         *grins* cool huh?

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I wondered if you get the opportunity 
                         maybe you could point your camera at 
                         some ... action you know for a change 
                         ... you think?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         See that's the thing ... when there 
                         is action ... I'm too busy to be pointing 
                         a camera ... You know ... I'm running, 
                         shooting, trying to get back that kind 
                         of thing ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I understand ... Its just that ... you 
                         know ... for me ... I've heard a lot 
                         about these amazing events, unfortunately 
                         my medium is visual I can't tell the 
                         real story unless I have pictures you 
                         know ... I'm not suggesting you put 
                         anybody in danger, not yourself, but 
                         you know ... if the opportunity arises 
                         ... you know ... just take a second 
                         and just point your lens at something 
                         that moves
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Right ... well, I'm not really scheduled 
                         to go on a mission off world ... for 
                         another couple of days ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Oh ... no ... no ... If it's there shoot 
                         it ...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Right ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Just not the inscriptions all the time 
                         ... just some action would be good ... 
                         action *leaves*
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Sam's lab, she's still working on mess 
                         ... Daniel walks in.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Hey ...

               
                                     CARTER
                         Hey ... one sec ...

               
                                     JACKSON
                         You ... err ... want me to translate 
                         something?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah ... I'm just trying to get the 
                         interface connection more stable SG-13 
                         really kicked the crap out of this thing. 
                         *keeps twisting wires and stuff.* its 
                         system log seems to be isolated on a 
                         separate crystal from memory control.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         You know Bregman actually had the nerve 
                         to suggest that all that archive video 
                         footage I gave him was boring *Sam looks 
                         at him, obviously unsure what to say 
                         to that. * ahem ... OK here's what really 
                         bugs me, the only reason he's here is 
                         because this president's on his way 
                         out and he knows it right ... He just 
                         doesn't want to look bad if and when 
                         the Stargate program ever goes public. 
                         None of this is about truth it's all 
                         about political posturing.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Man, he really grilled me on that.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         What why the Stargate program should 
                         go public?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         What'd you say?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Babbled incoherently.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I mean could you imagine if it ever 
                         did.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I try not to think about it *gets connection, 
                         computer blinks to writing, Sam adjust 
                         it so it's a lovely clear picture* There.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         This is mostly just technical stuff.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Anything jump out at you?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well, here's where it encountered SG-13. 
                         Uh-oh ...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What ... what ... "Uh-Oh?"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Well, after it engaged shields and weapons 
                         it activated a long range communicator.
 
                         
               
                                     SCENE
                         Control room, Hammond is talking to 
                         Colonel Dixon.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel Dixon, this is General Hammond. 
                         We have reason to believe the Goa'uld 
                         probe sent out a transmission prior 
                         to your disabling of it. I'm ordering 
                         you to return to Stargate Command immediately.
 
                         
               
               Scene switches off world, showing Dixon and Balinsky.

               
                                     DIXON
                         Roger that sir ... Estimated arrival 
                         time 15 minutes. Dixon out. *to Balinsky* 
                         Pack it up Doctor we're going home. 
                         *on radio* Wells. Bosworth.
 
               
               Moves to a shot of the other two who are doing an area sweep.
 
               
               
                                     WELLS
                         Wells here.

               
                                     DIXON
                         Bring it home boys, we're booking out.
 
                         
               
                                     WELLS
                         Roger that sir. Wells out.

               
                                     BOSWORTH
                         about time.

               
               Staff weapon blast hits wells, Bosworth starts firing in direction 
               of firing shots.
 
               
                                     BOSWORTH
                         *on radio* Taking fire. *scene moves 
                         back to Dixon* Wells has been hit.
 
                         
               
                                     DIXON
                         *Points at Balinsky* Get to the gate. 
                         *on radio* SG niner, requesting assistance. 
                         *Both make a run*
 
               
                                     SCENE
                         Infirmary, Janet is being interviewed, 
                         reading from files.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         OK ... three gun shot wounds, four staff 
                         weapon burns, severe hypothermia. *moves 
                         to next file.* I'm quite surprised he's 
                         actually authorized me to discuss all 
                         this. Just ... err ... nanite technology, 
                         artificially aged him ... he had shoulder 
                         punctured by an alien time capsule device. 
                         Erm ... three knee operations ... *next 
                         file* oh ... that's the whole Hathor 
                         incident which he's asked me never to 
                         discuss ... *next file* oh yeah this 
                         is a good one ... last year he was exposed 
                         to an ancient incurable disease ...
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Obviously not incurable right ... or 
                         ...
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Well, fortunately there was a tok'ra 
                         symbiote in need of a temporary host 
                         at the time ... It managed to do the 
                         trick.
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         I don't understand a word you just said 
                         but it sounds amazing that colonel O'Neill 
                         is alive.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         *grins* Yeah, I never know what's next 
                         ... you just ... a try and keep your 
                         head on straight ... then again we also 
                         set a lot of broken bones and subscribe 
                         a ton of antibiotics so ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         But still it sometimes must be overwhelming 
                         right?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Yeah, you know it's funny, you think 
                         all the training, everything we know 
                         about medicine ... really it amounts 
                         to very little ... I Mean often I'm 
                         faced with situations that there really 
                         is nothing I can do ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Is there an upside?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Are you kidding me? I think the reason 
                         we all manage persevere is because we 
                         feel that we're on the brink of understanding 
                         so much more ... and not just about 
                         medicine but about who we are, you know 
                         ... and where we came from, what the 
                         future has in store, how ... how we 
                         fit into the grand scheme of things 
                         ...
 
               
                                     PA
                         *UNSHEDULED OFFWORLD ACTIVATION REPEAT 
                         UNSHEDULED OFFWORLD ACTIVATION*
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         That unscheduled off ... we've heard 
                         that before, is that an unusual thing?
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         No, it happens from time to time.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         And ... what ... what does it mean?
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Your guess is as good as mine.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK ... you got that announcement in 
                         the clear.
 
               
                                     WICKENHOUSE
                         Yeah, we're good sir.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK ... good ... well, thank you Dr. 
                         Fraiser ... you know what guys why don't 
                         you go roll some cut aways ... and get 
                         some sound bites over there.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         This ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Yeah, we're done ... appreciate it. 
                         Errr ... anything you can. *Shep accidentally 
                         hits Emmett with the mic* Ow ...
 
               
                                     WICKENHOUSE
                         Sorry ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         (To Shep) I'm glad the pentagon sent 
                         you ... just go away ... erm ... (To 
                         Fraiser) listen, I was just wondering 
                         ... it seems like the unpredictable 
                         happens here a lot.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         *laughs* yes ... pretty much.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         yeah ... err ... yeah ... and you're 
                         not going to be needed for this thing 
                         ...
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Well if I am they know where to find 
                         me ...
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         *Dale starts filming them* I was just 
                         asking because I was thinking of getting 
                         something to eat in the cafeteria, which 
                         I'm not even sure where ...
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         It's a ... that way. *points behind 
                         her, with the file less hand.*
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         And I was wondering if ...

               
                                     FRAISER
                         If I'd like to join you ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Yeah ...

               
                                     FRAISER
                         OK. *Emmett notices camera* yeah

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     JAMES
                         I'm just white balancing.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Well, go balance the white somewhere 
                         else ... OK? *moves away then back.*
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         OK ...

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Somewhere else!

               
                                     FRAISER
                         I'm going to dup these *Camera goes 
                         on SILER*
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         OK ...

               
                                     FRAISER
                         yeah

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         great.

               
                                     SCENE
                         Opens on Balinsky, in briefing room
 
                         
               
                                     BALINSKY
                         Wells is alive, but he's been hurt badly 
                         and he can't be moved.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         *walks in* How many Jaffa?

               
                                     BALINSKY
                         I don't know

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         5? 10? 100? What?

               
                                     BALINSKY
                         err ... Colonel Dixon counted six ... 
                         they were able to fend them off, they're 
                         holding a position protecting wells.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Did the Jaffa come through the gate?
 
                         
               
                                     BALINSKY
                         No no ... they had to come by ship, 
                         SG-3 was covering the gate ...
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The gate's clear?

               
                                     BALINSKY
                         Half of SG-3 was still there when I 
                         left.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Take SG's 5 and 7 and Dr. Fraiser.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Thank you sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes sir ... I know ... it sounds like 
                         an ambush to me to but there's nothing 
                         else we can do, right?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Right. GO.

               
                                     SCENE
                         Commissary. Emmett's sitting across 
                         from Janet, who's eating fruit salad. 
                         Emmett's watching her his left hand 
                         up on his forhead, the gold of his WEDDING 
                         RING catching the light! She looks up.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         ( Sounds nervous, rambles on, Speaking 
                         with his hands, his ring the center 
                         of the scene) oh I'm sorry. I was just 
                         ... I was just thinking that, you have 
                         a very natural quality ... I mean on 
                         camera. You let me film ... You allow 
                         the people to see ... grace under pressure.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Mmmm ... are you ... err ... flirting 
                         with me?
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Aahaha ... well, see I on the other 
                         hand am very clumsy under pressure.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         *Laughs* Well, I've seen worse. So ... 
                         err ... what's with the ring? (points 
                         to the wedding ring!)
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         (I trully believe he forgot he had the 
                         ring on!) Oh, er ... it's sentimental 
                         ... my wife died a few years ago. So 
                         how do any of you have a personal life?
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         We don't really, I spend most of my 
                         time outside work with my daughter.
 
                         
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Oh so ... you're married.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         No ... no ... she's adopted ... *waits 
                         till he drinks his coffee* she's from 
                         another planet. *Eats*
 
               
                                     BREGMAN
                         Er ... would you be willing to talk 
                         about that on camera?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         You know I'd rather ...

               
                                     AIRMAN
                         Excuse me ma'am ... you're required 
                         in the ready room immediately.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Thank you. *to Emmett* Sorry.

               
                                     BREGMAN
                         It's OK ...

               
                                     SCENE
                         Corridor, Tom talking to film crew.
 
                         
               
                                     RONDEL
                         Let's go, gentlemen.

               
               SG-1 come down the corridor geared out.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         It's all because I wanted an aerial 
                         survey.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It took me to long to work out the probe 
                         sent a transmission.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         None of that matters now.

               
               Film crew watch.

               
               THE END

               

Heroes Part 1



Writers :   Robert C. Cooper
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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