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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 720

                                    "INAUGURATION"

                                           By

                             Paul Mullie & Joseph Mallozzi

               
               
               THE WHITE HOUSE. The newly elected President of the United States, 
               Henry Hayes, is walking through the corridors of the White House 
               towards the Oval Office. Beside him is his Chief of Staff.
 
               
               
                                     CHIEF OF STAFF
                         The Nike dropped eight percent last 
                         night, and the yen continued its freefall. 
                         Also the President of Togo was deposed 
                         about six hours ago. He managed to get 
                         a plane to Nigeria; now he's calling 
                         for American troops to help restore 
                         order.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         This is my first day.

               
                                     CHIEF OF STAFF
                         Yes, Mr. President. The New York Times 
                         is about to launch an investigation 
                         into voting irregularities in six southern 
                         states. I've got Teddy on it.
 
               
                                     
                         Stan, who are these people following 
                         me?
 
               
                                     CHIEF OF STAFF
                         They work for you, Mr. President. Also 
                         there's a storm in the Atlantic about 
                         to hit the coast of Maine. They're expecting 
                         gale force winds and twenty inches of 
                         snow.
 
               
               (The President bends down to look closely at a bust of President 
               Kennedy. He straightens up and looks at himself in the mirror 
               above the bust, then straightens his tie. Then he glances again 
               at his silent entourage.)
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Shouldn't I know who they are?

               
                                     CHIEF OF STAFF
                         Yes, Mr. President. Emergency management 
                         teams are standing by, but we've scheduled 
                         a call to the governor for ten o'clock 
                         so that you can pledge your support.
 
                         
               
               (The President takes another look at his entourage.)

               
                                     HAYES
                         They're not going to follow me around 
                         all the time are they?
 
               
                                     CHIEF OF STAFF
                         No, Mr. President.

               
                                     HAYES
                         Good. (The three people finally move 
                         off. The President and Stan enter the 
                         outer office of the Oval Office. His 
                         aides stand.) Hello. (He turns to someone 
                         he finally recognizes.) Holly. (He grins 
                         hugely at her.)
 
               
                                     CHIEF OF STAFF
                         The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is 
                         waiting for you in your office.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         *He* knows it's my first day, right?
 
                         
               
                                     CHIEF OF STAFF
                         Yes, Mr. President.

               
                                     HAYES
                         Good. (He and Stan walk into the Oval 
                         Office where General Francis Maynard, 
                         the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of 
                         Staff, is waiting with an aide.)
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Francis. (He shakes Maynard's hand, 
                         then sits on one of the sofas and starts 
                         to take his shoes off.)
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Mr. President. We need to talk, sir. 
                         It's important.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Guys! Let me enjoy the moment. (He finishes 
                         taking his shoes off and walks over 
                         to stand on the circular rug in the 
                         middle of the Oval Office bearing the 
                         seal of the President. He wiggles his 
                         toes delightedly.)
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         The moment is over, sir.

               
                                     HAYES
                         Right. Stan, thank you. (He turns to 
                         Maynard's aide.) Thank you.
 
               
               (Stan and the aide leave. Hayes and Maynard sit.)

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Mr. President. I'm here to bring you 
                         up to speed on a program we've been 
                         running out of Cheyenne Mountain for 
                         the past seven years.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         I've already had my top secret briefing.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Yes Mr. President, but not this. (He 
                         hands him a folder.) Mr. President, 
                         for the past seven years, the United 
                         States Air Force has been sending teams 
                         to other planets by means of an alien 
                         device known as a Stargate.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         That's funny. That's very funny. My 
                         first day. This is a joke, right? I 
                         have a great sense of humor. I didn't 
                         know that you had one, but this is good 
                         because we're finding out about each 
                         other. (He gets up and walks over to 
                         his desk.) Now I have to call the ex-President 
                         of Togo, and when I'm done, apparently 
                         the rest of the world is coming to an 
                         end.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         The ex-President of Togo will have to 
                         wait, sir. This is not a joke.
 
               
               (The President looks at him for a moment.)

               
                                     HAYES
                         The United States Air Force has been 
                         sending people to other planets?
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     HAYES
                         For the last seven years.

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         That's correct.

               
                                     HAYES
                         By means of an alien device?

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Known as the Stargate.

               
               (The President sinks into his chair, closes his eyes and sighs.)
 
               
               
               THE WHITE HOUSE. KINSEY'S OFFICE. Vice President Kinsey is talking 
               with his secretary, Sara.
 
               
                                     SARA
                         Senator McKnight is requesting we move 
                         your meeting to next week.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         He's trying to duck me. Doesn't wanna 
                         commit on the crime bill.
 
               
                                     SARA
                         What shall I tell him?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Forget it! The son of a bitch came in 
                         on our coat tails. Now it's time to 
                         pay the piper.
 
               
               (The door bursts opens and President Hayes storms in. Sara stands 
               respectfully.)
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         What the hell were you thinking?!

               
                                     SARA
                         Mr. President.

               
                                     HAYES
                         Why didn't you tell me?!

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Sara, would you excuse us for a moment, 
                         please? (He ushers her out of the room 
                         and closes the door.) I take it you've 
                         just been briefed by the Chairman of 
                         the Joint Chiefs on our new reality.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         Not only do I find out that the Air 
                         Force is engaged in interstellar travel, 
                         but I also find out that my running 
                         mate knows all about it!
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I was under a special executive gag 
                         order.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Since when?!

               
                                     KINSEY
                         A little over six years now.

               
                                     HAYES
                         That's unbelievable!

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Mr. President, I realize this is a little 
                         overwhelming right now, but what you 
                         really need to know is that the Stargate 
                         is being seriously mis-managed. It's 
                         urgent that we act now.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         What are you talking about?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         I have desperately tried to maintain 
                         some proper control and accountability, 
                         but the oversight in place is completely 
                         inadequate. The military, specifically 
                         the personnel directly involved in the 
                         SGC, need to be replaced immediately. 
                         Now, I have several recommendations 
                         regarding...
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Whoa, Bob, hold on here!

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Mr. President, why do you think I was 
                         ordered to keep quiet? This was a deliberate 
                         attempt by the military, and the previous 
                         administration, to drive a wedge between 
                         us, because they knew I was gonna come 
                         after them. We need to stick together 
                         on this.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         For God's sake, Bob, think of the magnitude 
                         of this!
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         For God's sake is right.

               
                                     HAYES
                         Oh come on, Bob! If you want me to buy 
                         into your holier than thou position, 
                         you've gotta convince me you're right!
 
                         
               
               THE WHITE HOUSE. THE OVAL OFFICE. It's now the evening, and President 
               Hayes is still going through SGC files with General Maynard.
 
               
               
                                     HAYES
                         Hosted alien dignitaries. Acquired alien 
                         technology. Traveled back in time?! 
                         Did they really blow up a sun?
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         As I understand it, sir, yes they did.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         It's gotta look awfully good on the 
                         old resume, hey?
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Yes, sir. They've done some pretty amazing 
                         things.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         You sound like a fan, Francis.

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Well, I can't help but appreciate the 
                         number of times they've saved this world.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         Some people think this world wouldn't 
                         have needed saving had we left well 
                         enough alone.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Well, you can't deny what's out there, 
                         sir. The enemy would have come for us 
                         anyway. We need to be prepared and no 
                         matter what anyone says, the people 
                         at the SGC have done the best job anyone 
                         could under the circumstances.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         You don't trust the Vice President.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         He obviously has his own agenda.

               
                                     HAYES
                         I know he tried to shut 'em down when 
                         he was at Appropriations.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Well, frankly, I think the Vice President 
                         knows as well as anyone else, it's too 
                         late for that. If he didn't six years 
                         ago, he certainly does now.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         What does that mean?

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         He clearly doesn't want to shut the 
                         Gate down anymore. He wants to control 
                         it.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Disclosure".)

               
                                     KINSEY
                         We have a civilian agency known as the 
                         NID. Now its mandate has been to keep 
                         an eye on top secret projects like the 
                         Stargate program, and has done so from 
                         the beginning. I propose that we give 
                         this organization direct control of 
                         the Gate, effective immediately.
 
               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         There's only one reason he wanted them 
                         to give control to the NID.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Because he was about to become Chairman 
                         of the Intelligence Oversight Committee.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Which would put the NID and the Stargate 
                         in his back pocket. He had the ambassadors 
                         eating out of his hands. It was only 
                         because of some extraordinary intervention 
                         that it didn't work.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Disclosure")

               
               Thor beams in.

               
                                     BRITISH AMBASSADOR
                         Hello?

               
                                     THOR
                         Hello. I am Thor, Supreme Commander 
                         of the Asgard fleet.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Commander Thor, my name is ...

               
                                     THOR
                         Senator Kinsey. O'Neill suggested I 
                         send you to a distant planet for your 
                         actions here but I am reasonably certain 
                         his statement was in jest.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I'm sure it was, Commander ...

               
                                     THOR
                         *Supreme* Commander. It is the opinion 
                         of the Asgard High Council that Stargate 
                         Command should be left in the very capable 
                         hands of General Hammond and his team. 
                         And while our continued friendship with 
                         Earth is not contingent on that, it 
                         is preferred.
 
               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     HAYES
                         I wonder why he wants it so badly. I 
                         mean, besides his belief in his divine 
                         right.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         I don't know, sir.

               
                                     HAYES
                         Not that that's not enough, but I get 
                         this feeling that there's something 
                         more to it.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     HAYES
                         That rogue element at NID that he took 
                         credit for taking down last year...
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         We've never had any proof connecting 
                         Senator Kinsey to anything nefarious.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         I'm starting to get a bad feeling about 
                         where some of that campaign financing 
                         came from.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Mr. President.

               
                                     HAYES
                         ... Did I say that out loud?

               
               THE WHITE HOUSE. KINSEY'S OFFICE. Mr. Woolsey is escorted in 
               to see Vice President Kinsey.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Ah, Mr. Woolsey. I hope my confidence 
                         in you has not been misplaced.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         You have my word, sir. Once I've finished 
                         presenting the evidence, the President 
                         will have no choice but to follow your 
                         recommendation and clean house at Stargate 
                         Command.
 
               
               THE WHITE HOUSE. THE OVAL OFFICE. General Maynard is shown into 
               the room. The President, Kinsey and Woolsey are already sitting 
               there waiting.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         I'm sorry to keep you waiting, Mr. President, 
                         but I was just wrapping up a meeting 
                         with the Joint Chiefs when I got your 
                         message.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Francis, I thought you'd want to sit 
                         in on this one.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Thank you, sir.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         General, I don't believe you know Richard 
                         Woolsey. For the past several months 
                         he has been working with the NID conducting 
                         a thorough investigation of all Stargate 
                         personnel. I've asked him here to kindly 
                         present us with his findings.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         If this is a discussion about the competence 
                         of those running the SGC, shouldn't 
                         George Hammond be included?
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Unfortunately, sir, General Hammond 
                         is part of the problem.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         George Hammond is a highly decorated 
                         officer, a thirty year veteran with 
                         the United States Air Force, and while 
                         that may not carry a lot of weight over 
                         at the NID, it still means something 
                         to certain people in this town.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         This isn't a trial, General. Although 
                         it certainly wouldn't surprise me if 
                         it came to that.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Let's stick to specifics here. If these 
                         people need to be replaced, I wanna 
                         see evidence.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Thank you, Mr. President. (He takes 
                         out the first of many files that he 
                         has brought with him.) The most recent 
                         incident was less than a month ago. 
                         General Hammond ordered an off-world 
                         rescue operation despite ample indication 
                         that he was sending his people into 
                         an ambush. As a result, a very valuable 
                         member of Stargate Command was killed, 
                         Doctor Janet Fraiser.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Sending your people into potentially 
                         dangerous situations is a natural consequence 
                         of military command.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Maybe so, but ignoring evidence of an 
                         enemy trap is at best foolish and at 
                         worst criminally negligent. General 
                         Hammond admits his responsibility. His 
                         own report is essentially a confession.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         All that proves is that the man had 
                         the guts to own up to his mistakes.
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Unfortunately in this case, mistakes 
                         can lead to compromising the entire 
                         planet. I've uncovered a mountain of 
                         evidence implicating not only General 
                         Hammond but his first-line team as well.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Those people are heroes.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         We have no intention of minimizing the 
                         accomplishments of either the General 
                         or SG-1. Their respective achievements 
                         speak for themselves. But intermittent 
                         successes cannot excuse ongoing misconduct.
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Over the past seven years, SG-1 has 
                         shown a disregard for military authority. 
                         They have compromised national security 
                         and exercised extremely poor judgment 
                         in the performance of their duties.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         You should be on my speech writing team! 
                         Come on, cut the crap, will ya? As crazy 
                         as it sounds, we're sitting around here 
                         talking about people who are fighting 
                         aliens, right? Could we please be specific?
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Yes, sir. Let's start with insubordination. 
                         Approximately five and a half years 
                         ago the Gate was shut down. The SGC 
                         was under orders to suspend all offworld 
                         travel pending a full review. SG-1 chose 
                         to ignore those orders.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         And in the process they managed to head 
                         off an invasion.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Nonetheless they were guilty. And it 
                         was by no means an isolated incident.
 
                         
               
               (Flashback to "Upgrades")

               
               Under the influence of the alien armbands, Sam appears in the 
               Control Room and injects a tech sitting at the control panel. 
               Jack and Daniel do the same to two other techs while Sam types 
               rapidly on the keyboard. The Gate starts to dial up and doors 
               close nearby, preventing anyone from getting to the Gateroom 
               or Control Room. The blast doors close over the Control Room.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         Let's go.

               
               (Sam, Jack and Daniel trot into the Gateroom. As the Gate whooshes, 
               Teal'c comes into the Gateroom.)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill!

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Not this time, Teal'c.

               
               (The three of them run through the Gate at lightning speed and 
               knock out all the Jaffa on the other side before running off.)
 
               
               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         They sabotaged a mothership the Goa'uld 
                         would have eventually used to attack 
                         Earth.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         They used the Stargate against the direct 
                         order of a superior officer.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         You can't hold them accountable for 
                         that. Read the damn mission report. 
                         They were under the influence of an 
                         alien device.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Yes of course. Which brings us to the 
                         alarming frequency with which members 
                         of SG-1 have fallen under alien influence. 
                         (He opens another file.) Major Samantha 
                         Carter: implanted with a Goa'uld symbiote; 
                         then two years ago her body became host 
                         to an alien virus.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Entity")

               
               Sam, possessed by the entity, arcs lightning into the ceiling. 
               Jack zats her and she collapses to the ground.
 
               
               (End of flashback.)

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Daniel Jackson: fell under the influence 
                         of alien technology on numerous occasions. 
                         Had his body play host to not one but 
                         twelve alien psyches simultaneously. 
                         Most interestingly of all, apparently 
                         died and according to the report, evolved 
                         into a higher being.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Meridian")

               
               In the isolation room, SG-1, Hammond, Fraiser and Jacob watch 
               as Daniel's body ascends.
 
               
               \(End of flashback.)

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Teal'c, an alien. Former soldier of 
                         the Goa'uld. Now possesses full security 
                         clearance at our most secret facility.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         He earned that trust.

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Yes, that trust almost cost SG-1 dearly 
                         when he rejoined the ranks of the System 
                         Lord Apophis.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Enemies")

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Buddy! (He and Teal'c hug, then Teal'c 
                         steps back and aims Jack's sidearm at 
                         him. The Jaffa with Teal'c point zat 
                         guns at the team.) Whatcha got goin' 
                         here, Teal'c?
 
               
               (Apophis walks around the corner.)

               
                                     APOPHIS
                         WELL DONE, TEAL'C! FINALLY YOU HAVE 
                         RESUMED YOUR RIGHTFUL POSITION AS MY 
                         FIRST PRIME.
 
               
               (End of flashback).

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         He'd been brainwashed by the enemy.
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Yes. Like his fellow team members, he 
                         too has shown a vulnerability to alien 
                         influence. Which finally brings us to 
                         the team leader, Jack O'Neill. (He opens 
                         another file.) Infected by alien contagions 
                         a half dozen times; experimented upon 
                         by extraterrestrials another half dozen 
                         times. Had his memories manipulated 
                         on numerous occasions. Had the entire 
                         repository of an Ancient alien database 
                         effectively downloaded into his head.
 
                         
               
               (Flashback to "The Fifth Race")

               
               Jack looks into the Ancient device. It changes shape, and Jack 
               backs off slightly.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Whoa!

               
               (The device morphs again and grabs Jack's head, forcing him to 
               look through it. He sees lights, and there's a buzzing sound. 
               Moments later it releases him and he falls to the floor.)
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Colonel!

               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Not long after this incident the Colonel 
                         began exhibiting strange behavior: speaking 
                         an alien language, demonstrating super-human 
                         intellect. As it turns out, he was undergoing 
                         some sort of transformation as a result 
                         of the knowledge he had absorbed. Were 
                         it not for the timely intervention of 
                         another alien race, he would have been 
                         lost to us.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         How these people maintain their sanity 
                         is beyond me. I'm having trouble just 
                         sitting here listening to it.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         That, Mr. President, is exactly my point. 
                         How can we trust these individuals to 
                         protect our planet after everything 
                         they've been through?
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Well they seem to be handling it very 
                         well.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         But who's to say they are completely 
                         free of these influences?
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         They're routinely checked and cleared 
                         by medical professionals.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         We can no longer allow the Pentagon 
                         to look the other way. The number of 
                         times the members of SG-1 have been 
                         compromised should have warranted at 
                         least a reconsideration of their offworld 
                         status. Transfers to less decisive positions. 
                         A couple of sick days, for God's sake!
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         The first time I heard about this, I 
                         couldn't believe what I was hearing. 
                         I try to imagine myself doing what these 
                         people have been doing for the last 
                         seven years, and quite frankly I don't 
                         think any of us can really understand 
                         what they've been going through, no 
                         matter how many files we read.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         All the more reason for intensive scrutiny. 
                         If new protocols and standards of conduct 
                         need to be established, this is where 
                         it has to start.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         What do you say we take a break?

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Yes, sir.

               
               (Maynard and Woolsey leave the room as Hayes goes over to his 
               desk. Kinsey waits until Maynard and Woolsey have gone, then 
               storms over to the desk.)
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         You can't possibly be taking their side.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         I need time to absorb this, Bob.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         We may not have much time. The longer 
                         those people...
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Relax. All I'm saying is, at the moment 
                         I'm going to give them the benefit of 
                         the doubt. I need to know more.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I think you know all you need to know 
                         and that includes why you're here.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         I'm here, Bob, because the people of 
                         this nation elected me to run their 
                         country, not the whole damn galaxy. 
                         And this is my office, Bob, not yours, 
                         no matter what you may think you did 
                         to make this happen. And don't you ever 
                         for one second forget that.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Yes, Mr. President.

               
                                     HAYES
                         Let's take a break.

               
               THE WHITE HOUSE. THE OVAL OFFICE. The meeting resumes.

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         According to the military, Stargate 
                         Command is our first and best line of 
                         defense against potential alien threats 
                         to this planet. If that's true, we should 
                         be very, very concerned. Time and again 
                         General Hammond and SG-1 have demonstrated 
                         shockingly poor judgment, placing themselves, 
                         the base, this very planet in jeopardy. 
                         The decision to bring back suspect technology 
                         through the Gate has precipitated a 
                         number of crisis situations. For the 
                         most part they've been dealt with within 
                         the confines of the SGC. However, last 
                         year, the effect of an alien device 
                         broke containment and found its way 
                         into the civilian population.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Sight Unseen")

               
               (At Vernon's gas station, Vernon puts some money in the cash 
               register and goes to pick up a sandwich. He snatches his hand 
               back as he sees a huge insect come out of it.)
 
               
                                     VERNON
                         Ugh! Son of a ...

               
               (Jack is driving along while speaking to General Hammond on a 
               headset.)
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Sir, I have reason to believe an individual 
                         I came in contact with has breached 
                         the quarantine.
 
               
               (Near Vernon's garage, a car is veering all over the road. The 
               driver, half-hysterical, can see a giant slug-like creature sitting 
               on the hood with a huge mouth sucking at the windscreen.)
 
               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         The situation was taken care of, a cover 
                         story was created and the civilian population 
                         was none the wiser.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Well, I for one would like to know how 
                         many more times we're gonna have to 
                         clean up after these people.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         They have a mandate to acquire offworld 
                         technology, and that entails necessary 
                         risks.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         And how would you define 'necessary'? 
                         Only a few months ago, General Hammond 
                         allowed the testing of an unproven computer 
                         virus that infected and shut down our 
                         entire Gate network, leaving us open 
                         to a potential planetary assault.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         You can't hold Hammond responsible for 
                         that! It was a Goa'uld modification 
                         of the virus that caused the problem.
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         In other words, General Hammond effectively 
                         gave the Goa'uld a weapon to use against 
                         us.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Like the President said, you can't even 
                         begin to understand what their jobs 
                         demand of them.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Maybe not, but I would like to think 
                         that it includes common sense and the 
                         willingness to set aside personal feelings 
                         in the heat of battle.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         What are you referring to, Mr. Woolsey?
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         An incident three years ago when General 
                         Hammond allowed emotion to override 
                         established Gateroom protocol.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Chain Reaction")

               
               The iris opens and powerful staff blasts come through the Gate, 
               punching holes in the walls.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Evacuate the Gateroom. (into radio) 
                         Colonel O'Neill, we're taking fire. 
                         Report. Colonel O'Neill?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Sir?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Give them some more time.

               
               (SG-1 finally come through the Gate. The iris closes behind them.)
 
               
               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         General Hammond's decision to wait for 
                         SG-1 worked out in the end, but I can't 
                         help but wonder if he'll be so lucky 
                         the next time. The members of SG-1 have 
                         similarly suspect priorities, and no 
                         wonder. (He opens yet another file.) 
                         Not one, but two people that Doctor 
                         Jackson had close personal relationships 
                         with were taken as Goa'uld hosts. Teal'c's 
                         family and associates among the ranks 
                         of the enemy Jaffa make him an easy 
                         target for Goa'uld retaliation and manipulation. 
                         And both Colonel O'Neill and Major Carter 
                         have demonstrated an alarming tendency 
                         to let interpersonal relationships cloud 
                         their decision-making process.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         They have a right to their feelings. 
                         Unless of course you're, uh, suggesting 
                         some kind of inappropriate relationship 
                         here?
 
               
               (Woolsey starts to shake his head negatively but Kinsey interjects.)
 
               
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Inappropriate, yes. (Woolsey looks up, 
                         startled.) That is exactly what he's 
                         suggesting. It's difficult to come away 
                         from these reports without the distinct 
                         impression that there is a lot more 
                         going on between Colonel O'Neill and 
                         Major Carter than simple friendship 
                         and respect. For example, there was 
                         an incident last year in which Colonel 
                         O'Neill went missing.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Based on a report filed by one of the 
                         scientists on the mission in question, 
                         Major Carter's behavior was erratic 
                         at best.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Paradise Lost")

               
               At the ruins, Sam is is talking to Doctor Lee.

               
                                     LEE
                         Major, this technology's unlike anything 
                         we've come across before.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I know.

               
                                     LEE
                         We have no reference, no way to interface.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm working on it, Doctor. As you should 
                         be!
 
               
                                     LEE
                         Right.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Excuse me? Where's Colonel O'Neill? 
                         I don't see him, do you? Did you guys 
                         find him while I was gone? (Lee begins 
                         to walk away) *I* say when we're done 
                         here!
 
               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         That's it? That's your evidence?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Oh I believe there's a lot more to this 
                         than we've been told. Well, of course 
                         I hardly expect them to incriminate 
                         themselves in their own reports. (Woolsey 
                         looks dubious about Kinsey's accusations.) 
                         But we can all read between the lines.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         Alright, I've heard enough. Thank you, 
                         gentlemen. Thank you, Mr. Woolsey.
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Mr. President.

               
               THE WHITE HOUSE. KINSEY'S OFFICE. Kinsey is pouring himself a 
               drink when his secretary opens the door.
 
               
                                     SARA
                         Mr. Woolsey is here to see you, sir.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Send him in. (Woolsey walks in.) Would 
                         you like a drink?
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         No thank you.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         That was nice work today, Richard.
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Really? I got the distinct feeling it 
                         didn't go so well.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Ah well. It doesn't matter.

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         It doesn't?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Nah. The President's gonna come around.
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         I didn't get that impression, Mr. Vice 
                         President. In fact I clearly sensed 
                         that he was siding with the Chairman 
                         of the Joint Chiefs.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Today was a formality. Don't get me 
                         wrong, the job you did was vital. The 
                         President has to appear to be hearing 
                         both sides, considering his position. 
                         He'll see things my way eventually.
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         And if he doesn't?

               
               (Kinsey chuckles again, more ominously this time.)

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Things happen.

               
               (Woolsey looks perturbed.)

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         What is that supposed to mean?

               
                                     KINSEY
                         It means you chose the right side, Richard. 
                         One way or another, I promise you, I'm 
                         gonna win this one.
 
               
               (Woolsey looks away, now very concerned.)

               
               THE WHITE HOUSE. THE OVAL OFFICE. DAYTIME. General Maynard comes 
               in again.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Mr. President.

               
                                     HAYES
                         General. I take it you're here to make 
                         a case for the defense.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         I'm not gonna get into a point/counterpoint.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         Look, it may very well be that Hammond 
                         and SG-1 have done their very best under 
                         difficult circumstances, but there's 
                         a political aspect to the Vice President's 
                         position that makes a lot of sense.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Sir?

               
                                     HAYES
                         A lot of people know about the Stargate. 
                         We can't keep it a secret forever. When 
                         it finally comes out, we're gonna be 
                         in the fight of our lives. We'll need 
                         the public's confidence.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         And you think cleaning house at the 
                         SGC now shows you're in control.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         You disagree?

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         I think there's time for that still, 
                         sir, but for the immediate future, I'm 
                         here to let you know what you're up 
                         against. And why we need Hammond and 
                         SG-1 right now, more than ever.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Have a seat and fire away.

               
               (They sit down.)

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         The System Lords have proven themselves 
                         to be formidable adversaries, and yet 
                         despite our obvious disadvantage we've 
                         managed to hold our own, Maybe even 
                         take them down a notch or two. We've 
                         been good and we've been lucky. But 
                         I'm afraid that could change. There's 
                         a new Goa'uld in the mix.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         I take it you're referring to the one 
                         who calls himself Anubis.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         He's more powerful than any of his predecessors. 
                         He came to our attention a little over 
                         a year ago when he tried to take out 
                         Earth with an asteroid, and then used 
                         our own Stargate as a weapon against 
                         us. We thwarted him both times. Since 
                         then he's redirected his attention to 
                         his rivals, waging a year long war against 
                         the Goa'uld.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Full Circle")

               
               Anubis sits on his throne on board his mothership.

               
                                     YU
                         YOUR TIME IS UP!

               
               (Anubis' new super-weapon destroys the Goa'uld fleet.)

               
               (End of flashback).

               
                                     HAYES
                         Well, that's good for us. Let 'em fight 
                         amongst themselves.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         The problem is ... when he's through 
                         with them, and it's only a matter of 
                         time, he'll come gunning for us, and 
                         when he does, we'll be facing a whole 
                         new threat.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Evolution")

               
               The super-soldier pushes its way through the forcefield and then 
               walks on. The SG teams and the Jaffa all open fire but have no 
               effect. The soldier stops and raises its arm to fire at the Jaffa 
               in front of it. Several of them are hit. Then it attacks the 
               SG teams. Jack grabs a detonator.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Fire in the hole!

               
               (A massive explosion surrounds the super-soldier but several 
               seconds later, it emerges unscathed out of the smoke and dust.)
 
               
               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     HAYES
                         A super-soldier.

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Not just one. He's got a whole army.
 
                         
               
               (Flashback to "Evolution part 2")

               
               Hundreds of super-soldiers kneel before Anubis.

               
                                     SUPER-SOLDIERS
                         Hail Anubis! Hail Anubis!

               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     HAYES
                         If that's true, I can't imagine how 
                         having Stargate-1 on the front line's 
                         gonna make one damn bit of difference 
                         when the time comes.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Anubis may be incredibly powerful, but 
                         he's not invincible. There is a way 
                         to take him out.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         How's that?

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         By finding the lost city.

               
                                     HAYES
                         You'll have to forgive me, Francis. 
                         I'm not up to speed, I've only gone 
                         through about a third of those files.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         The Gate system was built by a highly 
                         advanced race of aliens known as the 
                         Ancients. They died off millions of 
                         years ago, but it seems they haven't 
                         disappeared completely.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Maternal Instinct".)

               
               A glowing Ancient comes out of the robes of the monk and floats 
               off.
 
               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         They've evolved into higher life forms.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         Well, will they help us?

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         No, sir.

               
                                     HAYES
                         Why the hell not?

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         It's beneath them. They won't involve 
                         themselves in our affairs.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         So where are you going with this?

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Last year SG-1 made an amazing discovery 
                         on a planet called Abydos.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Full Circle")

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You're gonna find the lost city of the 
                         Ancients.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Lost city?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Didn't tell him about that either, huh?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Daniel found a tablet talking about 
                         a lost city.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Where there are powerful Ancient weapons 
                         capable of giving you a big advantage 
                         over Anubis.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Do you know where it is?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, but I'll help you find it.

               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Hammond and SG-1 are close to finding 
                         the lost city. Let them do their job, 
                         sir. Let them save this planet one more 
                         time.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         I wish it were that simple.

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         I'm not sure what you mean, sir.

               
                                     HAYES
                         The Vice President may be a pain in 
                         the ass, but I can't just ignore him.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         You're the Commander in Chief. It's 
                         your decision.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         True, but if I cross him on this one... 
                         well let's just say that I haven't viewed 
                         all the angles yet. Is there anything 
                         you haven't told me?
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         No, sir.

               
                                     HAYES
                         Then as far as I can tell, Hammond and 
                         SG-1 have done an extraordinary job 
                         under very difficult circumstances. 
                         But in doing so they've made some mistakes, 
                         they've made some enemies, and frankly 
                         I don't know if I can protect them.
 
                         
               
               THE PENTAGON. NIGHT TIME. In a dimly-lit office, Woolsey waits 
               nervously. General Maynard is shown in.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         General.

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Mr. Woolsey.

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Thank you for meeting me.

               
                                     MAYNARD
                         I take it the Vice President doesn't 
                         know about this.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         No, and I'd like to keep it that way.
 
                         
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         What do you want?

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         I want to warn you. I think the Vice 
                         President may be involved with people 
                         capable of... well, anything. I believe 
                         they may have attempted assassination 
                         at least once before as a means to get 
                         what they wanted.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Do you realize the seriousness of what 
                         you just said?
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Yes, sir. Look, no matter what you might 
                         think of me, I consider myself to be 
                         a man of integrity. I took the job with 
                         the NID because I strongly believe in 
                         civilian oversight of top secret military 
                         operations.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         Mr. Woolsey...

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         I don't have any proof, sir, but I'm 
                         starting to question whether those to 
                         whom I have dedicated my allegiance 
                         are as honorable as I had hoped.
 
               
                                     MAYNARD
                         You're a resourceful man, Mr. Woolsey. 
                         If you think there's proof out there, 
                         find it. (He leaves.)
 
               
               S.G.C. HAMMOND'S OFFICE. The phone rings.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hammond. ... Show him in.

               
               (Woolsey is escorted into the room.)

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         General.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This must be important for you to have 
                         come all this way.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         I know you have no reason to trust me, 
                         General. That's why I felt I had to 
                         come here in person.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sit down.

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         I take great pride in my work, General. 
                         My job demands meticulous research and, 
                         above all else, impartiality in its 
                         execution. My aim is to present an airtight 
                         argument, a point of view for consideration 
                         by those I serve, with no personal agenda 
                         whatsoever.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Get to the point.

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         I stand by my case against you and your 
                         personnel, despite what I'm about to 
                         say to you.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I hope you don't expect that to gain 
                         my respect.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         You recall the assassination attempt 
                         on then Senator Kinsey?
 
               
               (Flashback to "Smoke and Mirrors")

               
               Slow motion of Senator Kinsey walking to his limo. The cross 
               hairs of the scope focus on Kinsey. A gloved finger squeezes 
               the trigger and Kinsey is hit in the chest. The public scream 
               and dive for cover. Secret service men brandishing weapons converge 
               and begin looking in all directions.
 
               
                                     SECRET SERVICE MAN
                         The Senator's been hit! He's been hit!
 
                         
               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         And later gained notoriety for bringing 
                         those responsible to justice.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I can only assume you're going somewhere 
                         with this.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Let's just say I've recently come to 
                         believe that those behind the rogue 
                         element of the NID have not entirely 
                         been eliminated. In fact they may be 
                         stronger then ever and Vice President 
                         Kinsey may still be tied to them.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They tried to have him killed and then 
                         he tried to take them down. That seems 
                         unlikely.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         At the time, something must have made 
                         Kinsey a liability. But after the assassination 
                         attempt failed, the opportunity presented 
                         itself to propel Kinsey onto the presidential 
                         ticket. That could have been enough 
                         to motivate reconciliation.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Either way, I'm not surprised by any 
                         of this, Mr. Woolsey.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Well I'm sorry to say that I am, and 
                         I want to do something about it if I 
                         can.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Like what?

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Like present evidence, if there is any, 
                         connecting Kinsey to illegal activities 
                         involving those behind the rogue NID.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What makes you think evidence like that 
                         exists?
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Because you're sitting right there.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm sorry?

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Three years ago you left SGC, supposedly 
                         retired. I'm guessing you were blackmailed.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         And?

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         And then you came back. Nothing about 
                         that ever made any sense to me. I want 
                         to know why, how. You've got something 
                         on Kinsey, something I can use.
 
               
               (Flashback to "Chain Reaction")

               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         That's it, we're in. I'm downloading 
                         now. Kinsey's online activities connect 
                         him to NID actions over the last year 
                         and a half, including the secret operation 
                         I ran out of Area 51, the involvement 
                         with the Russians and the threats to 
                         Hammond.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         You're a piece of work, Kinsey. You 
                         try to shut down the SGC, you make this 
                         big speech about how much you hate secret 
                         organizations and then you jump in bed 
                         with the NID. What is that?
 
               
                                     MAYBOURNE
                         I'm done. (He starts to pocket the disc 
                         but Jack holds out his hand for it.)
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         What are you going to do? Take down 
                         the whole NID?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No. Here's the deal. Get them to reinstate 
                         Hammond or this disc goes to the press.
 
                         
               
               (End of flashback)

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         You've got connections, General. You 
                         must know what's going down.
 
               
               (Hammond thinks about it for a moment, then opens his desk, takes 
               out an envelope and hands it to Woolsey.)
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That's not the only copy.

               
               (Woolsey takes a disc out of the envelope.)

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Why haven't you given this to someone 
                         before now?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I didn't know who to trust. I still 
                         don't.
 
               
               (Woolsey pockets the disc and leaves without a word.)

               
               THE WHITE HOUSE. Woolsey is waiting in the outer office of the 
               Oval Office. The phone rings and an aide answers.
 
               
                                     AIDE
                         Yes, sir, right away. (She hangs up 
                         and speaks to Woolsey.) The President 
                         will see you now.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Thank you.

               
               (The aide escorts Woolsey into the Oval Office, then leaves. 
               Woolsey approaches the desk where President Hayes is sitting.)
 
               
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Thank you for seeing me, Mr. President.
 
                         
               
                                     HAYES
                         Is there something that you wanted to 
                         add to your report, Mr. Woolsey?
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Yes, sir. (A look of anguish crosses 
                         his face but bravely continues.) As 
                         I'm sure you're aware, the NID does 
                         not exactly have a spotless record. 
                         For several years, a group of rogue 
                         agents operated inside of its ranks. 
                         They were acting on behalf of a cabal 
                         of international business interests 
                         intent on acquiring alien technology 
                         for their own profit.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         One could only hope.

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Mr. President?

               
                                     HAYES
                         I know they're out there, Mr. Woolsey. 
                         What I'm saying is, one could only hope 
                         that money was their chief motivation. 
                         However, I doubt the type of person 
                         who's behind this is short-sighted enough 
                         for that given what he must know. In 
                         light of the new reality that Stargate 
                         presents, there are aspirations beyond 
                         mere financial greed. That could be 
                         much worse.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         I agree.

               
                                     HAYES
                         You're here to tell me that the Vice 
                         President is still in league with them?
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         If these people are as powerful as we 
                         both think, it does make one wonder 
                         what the Vice President could have possibly 
                         offered them in exchange for the price 
                         on his head.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Obviously the full control of the Stargate 
                         program that the White House affords.
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         The Vice President brought key financing 
                         to your campaign victory. I just hope 
                         it didn't come at too high a cost. (He 
                         takes the disc out of his pocket and 
                         places it on President Hayes' desk. 
                         He then turns and walks to the door 
                         before turning back to face the President.) 
                         I also hope history one day shows that 
                         I tried to do the right thing.
 
               
                                     HAYES
                         Whose version of history, Mr. Woolsey?
 
                         
               
               (Woolsey nods ruefully and leaves the room. The President looks 
               down at the disc lying on his desk.)
 
               
               THE END

               

Inauguration



Writers :   Paul Mullie  Joseph Mallozzi
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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