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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 217

                                       "HOLIDAY"

                                           By

                                 Tor Alexander Valenza




               The team are offworld and are looking around a building

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Looks like somebody's closed for the 
                         winter, hmm?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Teal'c, is this Goa'uld technology?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         These devices are unfamiliar to me.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Sam picks up a device

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Oh, this is interesting.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I wonder what's in there?

               
               
               
               Daniel see's a part of the room that is partitioned off

               
               
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I am in there.

               
               
               
               An old man appears

               
               
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I am unarmed.

               
                                     JACK
                         Who are you?

               
               
               
               Teal'c walks up to him

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You are the one called Ma'chello, are 
                         you not?
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Do I know you?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You do not, but I have seen images of 
                         you, although your face had not seen 
                         as many years, it was you. Since before 
                         I was born this man has been a fugitive 
                         from the System Lords. One of my first 
                         assignments as first prime of Apophis 
                         was to hunt this man.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What did he do?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He was developing advanced technology 
                         to battle the Goa'uld. He was captured 
                         and tortured. The System Lords marked 
                         him to become a Goa'uld host, so his 
                         knowledge could be retained. Before 
                         the ceremony of implantation, he killed 
                         several Jaffa and escaped.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         He did that?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I am not this person you speak of; you 
                         are mistaken.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You don't have to be afraid, we're not 
                         Goa'ulds.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         We're not? Of course we are not! Then 
                         if we are not Goa'ulds, who are we?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I'm Daniel Jackson, from the planet 
                         Earth.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Yes, Yes! That's right, I am Daniel 
                         Jackson from the planet Earth, pleased 
                         to meet you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, I'm Daniel Jackson.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         No, I'm Daniel Jackson.

               
                                     SAM
                         These are very interesting machines, 
                         are they inventions to fight the Goa'uld?
 
                         
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Yes, inventions to fight the Goa'uld!
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, do you think you could show us 
                         how they work?
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Are we sure, we are not Goa'uld?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         You, you! You, here quickly, inventions 
                         to fight the Goa'uld.
 
               
               
               
               He shows Daniel a large device that has handles on either side. 
               Daniel takes hold of one side and Machello the other. There is 
               a charge and Machello falls to the ground
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel!

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I'm fine, I think. Are you alright, 
                         Sir?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         He's got a pulse.

               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, Carter, why don't you dial 
                         us out of here, Teal'c, grab the gentleman. 
                         Lets take him back to the base.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               
               
               Titles

               
               Daniel is in the infirmary

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Well, everything seems fine, all your 
                         numbers are normal.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Good, I feel fine.

               
                                     JANET
                         Yeah? You just, you seem a little out 
                         of it Daniel, is something bothering 
                         you?
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         No. I'm just exhausted.

               
                                     JANET
                         Well, that's not unusual for someone 
                         who just received a high voltage electric 
                         shock. Any idea what that machine was 
                         suppose to do? Okay, well, if you're 
                         not back to normal in a couple of days, 
                         you let me know.
 
               
               
               
               He gets of the bed

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Oh, wait a minute; I don't want you 
                         driving for a couple of days.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Alright.

               
                                     JANET
                         Okay. As Daniel leaves he sees Ma'chello 
                         in a bed.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         How is he?

               
                                     JANET
                         Not good. He has severe scar tissue 
                         all over his body, looks like he was 
                         burned or electrocuted. My guess is 
                         he was tortured.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         He's not going to live much longer is 
                         he?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         I don't think so.

               
               
               
               Daniel leaves

               
               Briefing room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Let's continues without Doctor Jackson, 
                         Captain Carter, you were about to brief 
                         us about the device.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir, I believe it's some sort of 
                         database for all of Ma'chello's inventions; 
                         these symbols are like icons on a computer, 
                         when I press one of them a schematic 
                         diagram appears with notes on the side.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Any idea on what any of it is?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, Sir, that's the problem, it's 
                         not in any dialect I understand, I was 
                         hoping that Daniel or maybe Teal'c could 
                         shed some light on these symbols.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not recognize them.

               
               
               
               Daniel enters the room

               
               
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I apologize.

               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         How are you, Doctor Jackson?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Tired, Doctor Fraiser said it'll wear 
                         off in a few days; I'll be fine.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel, do you recognize any of these 
                         symbols?
 
               
               Sam hands Daniel the device, he briefly looks at it and hands 
               it back.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         No.

               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Keep trying people, this could be some 
                         valuable technology. Dismissed.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         General? Doctor Fraiser thought I should 
                         go home, get some rest.
 
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Take a day.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Thank you.

               
               
               
               He is driven home

               
               
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Thank you, I'll be fine from here.
 
                         
               
                                     DRIVER
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               
               
               He doesn't go inside, but instead walks down the street

               
               
               
               Infirmary

               
                                     JACK
                         You called, Sir?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, Sam, Teal'c, finally.

               
                                     JACK
                         How does this gentleman know our names? 
                         General Hammond doesn't know.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         As I've been trying to tell the General 
                         and the good Doctor here, I am not Ma'chello, 
                         I am Daniel Jackson.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, here we go.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I realize what I look like, but I'm 
                         telling you that machine somehow switched 
                         us.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         He, knows a lot about Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ask me anything, something only Daniel 
                         would know.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Okay, who's Cassandra?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         She's a 12 year old girl, we found abandoned 
                         on P8X-987.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         P8X..?

               
                                     SAM
                         [987, yeah.

               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, lucky guess.

               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Where was the Stargate found?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         At a dig in Giza.

               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, describe for me, the dress 
                         your sister wore last week, when I took 
                         her out.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't have a sister, Jack, and if 
                         I did I wouldn't let you near her.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Okay, lets assume for a moment that 
                         you are Daniel Jackson; then who the 
                         hell did we just send home?
 
               
               
               
               Machello is walking down the street an bumps into a man

               
               
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Hello friend, I am new to this area, 
                         I would like to learn about your culture 
                         and customs, will you teach me? Do you 
                         not understand me?
 
               
                                     FRED
                         Spare any change, please?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Why does no-one answer me?

               
                                     FRED
                         Cos you're strange.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Am I? Tell me how I am strange?

               
                                     FRED
                         Man, you can't be just walking up to 
                         people you don't know in the street 
                         and talking all weird like that, asking 
                         for stuff.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Isn't that what you are doing?

               
                                     FRED
                         Well, Yeah, but...

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Then you must be strange as well.

               
                                     FRED
                         I've been called worse, sure, I'm strange 
                         too.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I am called Ma'chello.

               
                                     FRED
                         I'm Fred.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Let us feast together, Fred, and celebrate 
                         our strangeness and new found friendship.
 
                         
               
                                     FRED
                         On you?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         If that is the custom, we will feast 
                         'on me'.
 
               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Doctor Fraiser?

               
                                     JANET
                         Well, Sir, medically speaking he is 
                         an elderly gentleman suffering from 
                         acute pulmonary damage, with the conscious 
                         awareness and memory of Doctor Daniel 
                         Jackson.
 
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         How?

               
                                     JANET
                         Well, I can't tell you the method used 
                         to do it, General, but I can tell you 
                         that our personality, our memory, our 
                         conscious selves are derived from unique 
                         networks of neurons in the cerebral 
                         cortex; somehow Daniel's networks were 
                         remapped onto the old man's by that 
                         alien device.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So this could be a one-way deal, right?
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         I'm not following, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         We don't know that it went both ways, 
                         Daniel could still be, Daniel.
 
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         His doorman said he never came into 
                         the building after he was dropped off.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         There you go, lets find him.

               
                                     SAM
                         And what if he isn't Daniel?

               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         We're going to have to prepare for that 
                         possibility, Doctor Fraiser?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Sir, this, er, problem is beyond my 
                         expertise. I'm going to have to consult 
                         with some neuro specialists, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Do it.

               
                                     JACK
                         General, wouldn't it be a little easier 
                         if we just went back got this machine 
                         and tried to slam it into reverse?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Alright, Colonel, retrieve it but consider 
                         that device hazardous material, prepare 
                         yourself accordingly.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               
               
               They go back to the planet

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm going to check out Ma'chello's room, 
                         maybe he has some electronic notebooks 
                         I can actually read.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright. Captain, maybe you shouldn't 
                         touch anything in there.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I'll be careful, Sir. Sam leaves, Jack 
                         and Teal'c get out some covers to put 
                         over the handles of the machine so they 
                         don't directly touch it and get swapped
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, I'm going to get mine on first, 
                         here. Jack slides the covers on, followed 
                         by Teal'c.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, on three....1,2

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel!

               
                                     JACK
                         Captain?

               
                                     SAM
                         Sorry. I think I know how Ma'chello 
                         has lived so long. I think this is some 
                         sort of medical device, there's all 
                         sorts of tubes and thermal units that 
                         look like they're for life support.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         But Ma'chello was conscious when we 
                         found him.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, maybe it's triggered to automatically 
                         deactivate when someone comes through 
                         the 'gate.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then we can place Daniel Jackson in 
                         the hibernation chambers so his body 
                         can be maintained.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah, possibly, if I can figure out 
                         how to get it to work again.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How long, Captain?

               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know, Sir, I might not be able 
                         to figure it out at all.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, then lets get this thing back 
                         to Earth, it might be all we need.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         On three. One, two, three.

               
               The machine makes the same sound as when Daniel and Ma'chello 
               switched. Jack and Teal'c look at each other.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What?

               
               
               
               The team return through the gate

               
               
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         How did it go, Colonel?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It did not go well, General Hammond.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You think!

               
               
               
               Later

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This is indeed uncomfortable.

               
                                     JACK
                         How do ya think I feel, Teal'c? I've 
                         got a snake in my gut, you've got a 
                         comfortable, normal body.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is normal to you, O'Neill, having 
                         a symbiote within is normal to me.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, well, whatever, it's bad, okay?
 
                         
               
               
               
               Sam enters the room

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Hey.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Have they located Doctor Jackson?

               
                                     SAM
                         No, they're still looking. The good 
                         news is I've found the switching device 
                         on Ma'chello's computer; problem is 
                         all of the notations are in that strange 
                         dialect. You know, when you think about 
                         it, it's actually kind of a good thing 
                         that this happened. I mean, I can experiment 
                         with the two of you and then when they 
                         find Daniel/Ma'chello we can reverse 
                         the process, assuming of course that 
                         it's ....
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Captain, can we just get on with this?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Right, well I couldn't find any buttons 
                         or switches, so unless I've missed something 
                         it must be triggered by the handles 
                         themselves. I, I think that we should 
                         try different ways of grasping the handles. 
                         First lets just try grasping it normally, 
                         the same way you did before.
 
               
               
               
               They try, but it doesn't work

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Nope, still got Junior.

               
                                     SAM
                         Alright, alright, maybe there's an in 
                         and an out handle, switch sides.
 
               
               
               
               They try again

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We did not make progress.

               
                                     SAM
                         Okay, maybe it has something to do with 
                         the order you grab the handles.
 
               
               
               
               Later on

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm not feeling so hot.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What are you feeling, O'Neill?

               
                                     JACK
                         All of a sudden, Junior's moving around 
                         a lot in there.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This likely means my body has contracted 
                         an illness my symbiote must repair.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Illness, great.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is common. The symbiote will remedy 
                         the problem.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Okay, when?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It can only accomplish its work if you 
                         put your body into a state of kel'no'reem.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Translation, Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Similar to a state of hibernation.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Meditation?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps, but I sense much deeper than 
                         that of any human mediation. It is imperative 
                         that you do this, O'Neill, or my body 
                         will be as if it has no immune system.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Okay, tell me what to do.

               
               
               
               Jack (In Teal'cs body), is looking in the mirror

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         You don't look so good, I mean I don't 
                         look so good.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You will become increasingly ill as 
                         long as my symbiote does not have the 
                         opportunity to make the necessary repair.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         So you're telling me this is just gonna 
                         get worse.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If you do not perform kel'no'reem it 
                         could lead to my death, rather your 
                         death. (No pressure like!)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What do I do?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Please, be seated.

               
               
               
               Machello and Fred go into a cafe

               
                                     WAITRESS
                         Can I help you?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Hello, this is Fred, I am Ma'chello, 
                         we wish to feast on me. In fact let 
                         everyone here feast on me.
 
               
                                     WAITRESS
                         You celebrating something?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Indeed we are: life.

               
                                     WAITRESS
                         Okay, but I'm going to need a credit 
                         card.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         A credit card, where would I find such 
                         a card?
 
               
                                     WAITRESS
                         Usually in your wallet.

               
               
               
               He takes out a card

               
               
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Will one of these cards do?

               
                                     WAITRESS
                         Absolutely.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         You are one of the most enchanting women 
                         I have seen in my lifetime, I would 
                         be honoured by a kiss.
 
               
                                     WAITRESS
                         Yeah, I bet you would.

               
               
               
               Jack is trying to meditate

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Very good, O'Neill.

               
                                     JACK
                         It is? I'm not feeling any better.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You have not yet reached kel'no'reem.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         So, how do I do it?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Relax, concentrate, you must imagine 
                         the center of your mind and focus. Allow 
                         it to take you into a waking sleep, 
                         there you will dream, when you do so 
                         it will be in harmony with the symbiote. 
                         Your sub-conscious minds will be as 
                         one. At that moment, you will have achieved 
                         kel'no'reem. Here, the symbiote will 
                         receive information necessary to repair 
                         your sickness.
 
               
               
               
               Daniel is in the infirmary, trying to translate the notes

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's useless.

               
                                     SAM
                         No, it's not, you've already figured 
                         out that it's a mixture of ancient Latin 
                         and Greek, we're getting closer.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's obvious because of the forms, 
                         the alphabets may be the same but it's 
                         an entirely original language. There's 
                         no sentence structure, there's no.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Take it easy.

               
               
               
               Daniel loses consciousness

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         His blood pressure's going up. He's 
                         not responding. Get a CT, check for 
                         hemorrhage and get a respirator ready 
                         just in case.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Janet?

               
                                     JANET
                         He's non-responsive; he's in a coma.
 
                         
               
               
               
               
               
               Machello and Fred eat some ice-cream in the cafe

               
               
               
                                     FRED
                         Dig in Ma'chello, before the hot fudge 
                         melts all the ice cream. So, I get the 
                         feeling you fought in the Gulf, am I 
                         right?
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         No. But I was a soldier, I fought many 
                         battles, I was captured and tortured.
 
                         
               
                                     FRED
                         Well, that explains a lot.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I continued to fight and lost all that 
                         I loved and cared for, but I knew I 
                         could not surrender, for you. If it 
                         were not for me, you would all be conquered 
                         by now.
 
               
                                     FRED
                         By who? Sadaam?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         He is not a System Lord I am familiar 
                         with, but several others would've wiped 
                         you out.
 
               
                                     FRED
                         Whatever you say, man.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         But I do not wish to fight any longer. 
                         From now on I only want to eat hamburgers 
                         and French fries and ice cream sundaes 
                         and I want to be with good people like 
                         you, Fred.
 
               
                                     FRED
                         All good things come to an end Ma'chello.
 
                         
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         No, no my friend, only evil things must 
                         come to an end. For good things such 
                         as ourselves, it is possible to go on 
                         forever.
 
               
                                     FRED
                         Cool.

               
               
               
               Jack finishes meditating. Teal'c is preparing to cut Jack's hair
 
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Whoa, Sweet. Teal'c? What are you doing?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If I am to remain in this body, I must 
                         shave my head.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You're making a joke, right?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am not joking.

               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c, you will not shave my head.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is presently my head, O'Neill.

               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c, this is temporary.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         And if it is not?

               
                                     JACK
                         Just give them a chance to find Daniel, 
                         okay? Teal'c, I'm going to see General 
                         Hammond, promise me, you won't touch, 
                         the head, until I get back.
 
               
               
               
               Jack goes to Hammonds office

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Sir, I feel like I need to be involved 
                         in finding Daniel.
 
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Well, I think we may have him, Son. 
                         Daniel's credit card was just used at 
                         a local diner.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Request permission to go there, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Denied, you'll remain here until they 
                         bring him in. Be patient, Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I can't be patient. Sir, Daniel is dying 
                         and I'd rather we get to Ma'chello than 
                         some yahoo civvy-officer shooting him 
                         and blowing any chances we have of saving 
                         him.
 
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         As much as I'd like to, you're not exactly 
                         yourself. Request denied.
 
               
               
               
               Ma'chello and Fred leave the cafe

               
               
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         It has been a lifetime since I have 
                         enjoyed such companionship, Fred. I 
                         have truly enjoyed it.
 
               
                                     FRED
                         Likewise. A woman walks by, she catches 
                         Ma'chello's eye.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         How does one court a wife, Fred?

               
                                     FRED
                         Usually with lots of time, energy and 
                         those credit cards.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Good, let us begin now.

               
                                     POLICEMAN
                         Hold it there, buddy.

               
               
               
               The police have arrived

               
               
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I will not go back, it is impossible.
 
                         
               
                                     POLICEMAN
                         Put your hands behind your head.

               
               
               
                                     FRED
                         Do it Ma'chello, you don't know these 
                         cops like me.
 
               
               
               
               Machello runs, but is caught

               
               
               
                                     FRED
                         Wait, wait, wait don't shoot him, man, 
                         he's a hero.Ah, don't hurt him.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         You were right, Fred, all good things 
                         do come to an end.
 
               
               
               
               He's put into the police car

               
               Back in the infirmary. Sam is with Daniel

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Come on, Daniel, they've found the guy, 
                         they're bringing him in; you have to 
                         wake up. Daniel, you can't die on me 
                         now.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's nice to know you don't just like 
                         me for my looks.
 
               
               
               
               Janet enters

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Hey Janet.

               
                                     JANET
                         Well, it is good to have you back, Doctor 
                         Jackson. You have impeccable timing. 
                         Sam, they're on their way in, you should 
                         get that machine of his in here.
 
               
               
               
               Later, Machello's device is brought into the room, along with 
               Machello
 
               
               
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Reverse what you've done to my people.
 
                         
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I cannot do what is impossible.

               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Then you won't cooperate.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         On the contrary, I am telling you the 
                         truth, it is not possible.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Why not?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         In simplest terms, the device retains 
                         a memory of every transference. For 
                         the very reason you're asking me, I 
                         designed it to so it encrypts the transference, 
                         blocking any reversal.
 
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Then reprogram it so it will unblock 
                         it.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         You do not have the necessary technology. 
                         Even if I wanted to change it, I could 
                         not.
 
               
               
               
               Machello is in a cell. Hammond and Sam enter

               
               
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Thank you for coming.

               
                                     SAM
                         Hope you're enjoying the scenery, it's 
                         the only view you'll have for the rest 
                         of your life.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Yes, that is why I called you; I thought 
                         perhaps I might be able to negotiate 
                         for better accommodations.
 
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         We're listening.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         First let me apologize for the unfortunate 
                         transference of your Colonel and the 
                         Jaffa.
 
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Just get to the point.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         The symbols you've no doubt tried to 
                         decipher are unique, in form they are 
                         similar to my native language, but they're 
                         actually an original code I devised 
                         in case my work came into enemy hands.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         We're not your enemy, if anything we're 
                         allies.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         That is why I will teach Captain Carter 
                         that code. With my knowledge I guarantee 
                         you will not only be able to effectively 
                         defend yourself against the Goa'uld, 
                         you will in fact be able to defeat them.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         And our cost for this knowledge?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         My freedom, of course.

               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         And Doctor Jackson?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         He is not an issue.

               
                                     SAM
                         Not an issue? We're talking about a 
                         friend's life.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Your friend was my solution to hiding 
                         my face permanently; consider him a 
                         casualty of war. I am offering you the 
                         salvation of your planet. Is this not 
                         worth more than the life of one archaeologist?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         I don't know about the customs on your 
                         planet, but here on Earth the value 
                         of a life is priceless.
 
               
               
               
               Hammond walks out

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I want you to get to know your casualty.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Infirmary. Machello sit's by Daniel's bedside

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I believe you two have met.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well from what I can see, you're looking, 
                         good.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         What would you like me to say, I am 
                         sorry, that I wish I could undo it? 
                         I do not.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Why? Because I earned it, that's why, 
                         I earned it because I sacrificed my 
                         life for you and your people. The least 
                         you could do is compensate me with another.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What right do you have to judge the 
                         value of my life?
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I have suffered, more than anyone should 
                         suffer in a lifetime; for 50 years I 
                         fought against the Goa'uld then I was 
                         betrayed by my wife, whom they secretly 
                         turned into a host.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So is mine, she's still with them.
 
                         
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         At least you still have a planet and 
                         friends. Two billion of my people died 
                         rather than surrender me to the Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You have made great sacrifices, we owe 
                         you gratitude, but still it does not 
                         give you the right to take another's 
                         life.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         If you had the technology, you would 
                         do the same.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, I wouldn't, because then I would 
                         become no better than the Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I am not a Goa'uld, I hate the Goa'uld.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Goa'uld use host because they think 
                         they are better than humans, because 
                         they believe they deserve it. You're 
                         a Goa'uld Ma'chello. I am nothing but 
                         a host to you.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         I am not a Goa'uld.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         My wife is still alive, there is a chance 
                         I could still save her, you are stealing 
                         that chance.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Even if you still had this body, you 
                         will never find her.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, I will find her, I will find.

               
               
               
               Daniel flatlines

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         He's in de-fib, prepare the paddles. 
                         Come on Daniel.
 
               
               
               
               His heart eventually restarts

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Wait a minute; I've got a heartbeat, 
                         but I don't know for how long. Give 
                         me one mil epi.
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         If I could trade places with him again, 
                         I would but unfortunately I am the only 
                         one who cannot.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Wait a minute; you're the only who that 
                         can't?
 
               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM
                         Get Colonel O'Neill and Teal'c.

               
               
               
               
               
               Jack and Teal'c enter the infirmary

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         What's going on, Captain?

               
                                     SAM
                         I think I may have come up with a solution 
                         to this whole mess.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Finally.

               
                                     JANET
                         Well, whatever you're gonna do, do it 
                         fast.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Alright, it's a little complicated so 
                         I need you to do exactly as I say. We're 
                         going to have to play a little musical 
                         chairs with your bodies. First Colonel, 
                         you and Ma'chello will switch. Trust 
                         me, Colonel.
 
               
               
               
               Jack and Machello switch bodies. Jack is now in Daniel's body 
               and Machello is in Teal'cs body
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel?

               
                                     JACK
                         I'm here.

               
                                     SAM
                         How do you feel, physically?

               
                                     JACK
                         Peachy.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         The transference was successful, physically 
                         we are fine, please continue, Captain.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Right, now you and Daniel should switch.
 
                         
               
               
               
               
               
               Teal'c swaps with Daniel. Daniel is now in Jack's body an Teal'c 
               is in Ma'chello's body
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Whoa, what a dream, what happened?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't have time to explain right now, 
                         Daniel, just bear with me.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay.

               
                                     JACK
                         Danny boy.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack?

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Iwish I had time to teach you the symbols. 
                         In your hands my inventions could go 
                         on fighting the Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's alright, I'll figure it out, please.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Teal'c and Ma'chello swap.

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am myself again, thank you Captain 
                         Carter.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Anytime.

               
               
               
               It's Jack and Daniel's turn to swap

               
               
               
                                     JACK 
                         Our turn.

               
               
               
               Everyone is back where they belong

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes! Yes! Shave my head?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm back.

               
                                     JANET
                         He's conscious again.

               
                                     MA'CHELLO
                         Thank you for my holiday.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You're welcome

               
               
               
               Ma'chello dies

               
               
               
                                     HAMMONDS
                         Welcome back, SG-1.

               
               THE END
               
               
               
               

Holiday



Writers :   Tor Alexander Valenza
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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