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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 519

                                        "MENACE"

                                           By

                                     Peter DeLuise




               ALIEN PLANET

               
               SG1 walk along on an alien planet.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Looks like it was once an advanced civilisation, 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No survivors.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         No bodies either.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Based on the overgrowth, I'm guessing 
                         this place was destroyed a long time 
                         ago.
 
               
               TEAL'C OPENS A DOOR. SG1 WALKS IN.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Faint energy readings definitely coming 
                         from here. Nothing dangerous as far 
                         as I can tell.
 
               
               There is a body on a slab. Its face is covered. Jack takes the 
               cloth off.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         She's perfectly preserved. Must be some 
                         sort of tomb or crypt of some kind.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Or a science lab.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why would you say that?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Because these energy readings I'm getting, 
                         seem to be coming from her.
 
               
               TITLES

               
               SGC CONTROL ROOM

               
               Hammond comes down the stairs. The Gate is active but the iris 
               is closed.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         It's Colonel O'Neill, Sir.

               
               Hammond looks at the MALP transmission.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel. What do you have to report?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah. Confirming initial MALP recon. 
                         Place's pretty much toast. However, 
                         Carter did find something.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Care to expand on that?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         She thinks it's a robot Sir.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir. I'm positive this is some sort 
                         of artificial life form but I can't 
                         be sure of anything more than that under 
                         these conditions. Request permission 
                         to bring it back to the SGC for further 
                         evaluation Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Can you assure me that will be safe?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well it appears to be inactive at the 
                         moment Sir, I'm getting only very faint 
                         energy readings. I believe we could 
                         isolate it safely and I definitely think 
                         this is worth examining.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It also may be the last remnants of 
                         a civilisation and the key to finding 
                         out exactly what happened here Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very well. Bring it through.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Out, Sir.

               
               SGC LAB

               
               Sam is looking at the body. Janet walks in.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Hey, Janet.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Hey. How's the new toy?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Amazing. This is more advanced than 
                         any android we've encountered before. 
                         Check this out.
 
               
               They go to a microscope. Janet looks into it.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         That some sort of nanotechnology?

               
                                     CARTER
                         They seem to be some self-repair mechanism.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         But they're inactive.

               
                                     CARTER
                         They seem to deactivate when disconnected 
                         from it. Her. According to the ultra 
                         sonic scan the power system is centred 
                         here. There seems to be some sort of 
                         mechanism to access it from the outside. 
                         I was just about to try to...
 
               
               Sam touches the robot's neck and a disc pops out. Sort of like 
               a CD- ROM on a computer.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Wow.

               
               STAIRS LEADING UP TO THE BRIEFING ROOM.

               
               Jack is following Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, Chinese, 
                         they all envisioned synthetic beings 
                         that took on the shape and behaviour 
                         long before the words robot or android 
                         were ever uttered.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, so?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         So, even in Earth's early civilisations, 
                         it's been our nature to seek immortality 
                         through the creation of vessels for 
                         our consciousness.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Vessels?

               
               They reach the briefing room where Sam is talking to Hammond.
 
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O'Neill, Dr Jackson. Major Carter 
                         and I were just discussing whether or 
                         not to activate the robot.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You can?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I think I found a way to recharge the 
                         unit's main power cell. Now prior to 
                         this, it's being operating on less than 
                         1% capacity. I'm hoping that that was 
                         enough to maintain the memory systems. 
                         Assuming that it had any to begin with, 
                         of course.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Of course. Why do you want to do this 
                         again?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well sir, this is an incredibly advanced 
                         piece of technology. Given enough time, 
                         eventually I might be able to figure 
                         out how some of its functions work. 
                         The neurological systems seems to be 
                         as complex as a human brain.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So?

               
                                     CARTER
                         So, I'm hoping the robot will be able 
                         to help me understand itself. Sir.
 
                         
               
               SGC LAB

               
               Sam inserts a crystal into the robot's neck and closes it. Nothing 
               happens.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Now what?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't know. The power cell should 
                         be fully charged. As far as I can tell 
                         there isn't an on switch. It's possible 
                         the power was depleted for too long.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (To Daniel) Why don't you kiss her?
 
                         
               
               The robot takes a deep breath.

               
                                     CARTER
                         There's a pulse.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         There's a heartbeat?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It has a heart?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It designed to create a very realistic 
                         illusion of humanity.
 
               
               The robot takes another breath and sits up.

               
                                     REESE
                         Where am I?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You're in a special facility on the 
                         planet Earth. My name is Daniel Jackson. 
                         This is Major Samantha Carter; this 
                         is Jack O'Neill.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hi.

               
                                     REESE
                         My name is Reese. Where's my father?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're not sure. Uh, please just let 
                         me explain.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         Don't hurt me.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No one wants to hurt you.

               
                                     REESE
                         How did I get here?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We found you on your planet and brought 
                         you through the Stargate.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         What is that?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well there was one on your planet. It's 
                         a device that can be used to travel 
                         great distances through space.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We can tell you more about that later.
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         Why did you bring me here?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well I suppose there's no easy way to 
                         tell you this but the civilisation on 
                         your planet was destroyed.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         How?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We don't know.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We were sort of hoping you could tell 
                         us.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         I was.. I was asleep.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, we found you that way.

               
                                     REESE
                         What about my father?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well as far as we could tell, you were 
                         the only survivor. You don't know anything 
                         about what happened?
 
               
                                     REESE
                         My father knew there was danger. He 
                         told me to go to sleep. He said he would 
                         wake me when the danger went away.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're very sorry.

               
                                     REESE
                         What do you want?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well we want to understand.

               
                                     REESE
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Your planet, its history.

               
                                     CARTER
                         You.

               
                                     REESE
                         What about me?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well I'd like to know more about how 
                         you work. Your systems, how they function.
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         I'm like you.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Ah, not exactly. At least as far as 
                         I can tell.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         How are we different?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam, can I have a word?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're just gonna step outside for a 
                         minute. Will you be okay? We'll be right 
                         back.
 
               
               They walk out. Reese looks at Jack.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Excuse me.

               
               Jack walks out to join Sam and Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't think she knows she's a robot.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Okay, how is that possible?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well the last time your consciousness 
                         was copied into a robot, you didn't 
                         figure it out right away.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay what are you suggesting?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm just saying, maybe we should avoid 
                         slapping her in the face with the reality 
                         of her existence just moments after 
                         telling her, her planet was destroyed.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why? It's a machine.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         She just found out her father's dead.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's a machine.

               
                                     CARTER
                         He's right. It's not like it had a real 
                         father.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well maybe not. Maybe it's her creator. 
                         Or maybe we're talking to the stored 
                         consciousness of a real human being 
                         who once did have a real father. I think 
                         our past experience should be telling 
                         us to be careful about deciding what 
                         is and what isn't a life form.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Okay, I agree. All I'm saying is if 
                         she really doesn't know what she is, 
                         she has a right to.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, maybe we should wait a while. 
                         I mean, she did seem pretty upset.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         For a machine.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We don't know what kind of psychological 
                         effect it will have.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Psychological?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Whether her behaviour is a result of 
                         sophisticated programming or not, I 
                         think the best way to find out about 
                         her and what she knows, is by dealing 
                         with her on her own terms, at least 
                         for now.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Couldn't hurt.

               
               Daniel goes back in.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Doesn't make any sense.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Which part?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Why would somebody attack and destroy 
                         an entire civilisation and leave one 
                         piece of incredibly advanced technology 
                         intact?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Isn't that what he's trying to figure 
                         out?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What I'm saying is, maybe there's something 
                         on the planet we missed.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I'll go back.

               
               REESE'S ROOM

               
               Daniel and Reese are sitting down while Sam watches from the 
               observation lab.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         Is the rest of your planet like this?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No it's very different.

               
                                     REESE
                         What's it like?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, there's lots of varying climates, 
                         different landscapes, big oceans, wide 
                         range of civilisations and each is home 
                         to a lot if different kinds of people.
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         Sounds beautiful.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Much of it is.

               
                                     REESE
                         Can I see it?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Soon.

               
                                     REESE
                         Why not now?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, because we still have more to 
                         talk about Reese.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         I know, but we've been talking for so 
                         long now.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I know, but you must know a lot more 
                         than what we've already talked about.
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         I do know a lot.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What can you tell me about the danger 
                         that came to your planet?
 
               
               She shakes her head.

               
               PLANET LAB

               
               Jack and Teal'c walk in.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well this might have turned out to be 
                         one colossal waste of time. You boys 
                         find anything?
 
               
                                     SG3 LEADER
                         Just lots of debris.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I think our work is done here.

               
                                     SG3 LEADER
                         Colonel, you said to look for anything 
                         uncharacteristic of the indigenous technology, 
                         right?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         *I* would never say anything like that.
 
                         
               
                                     SG3 LEADER
                         Right. Well, Major Carter said not to 
                         ignore anything however insignificant 
                         it may seem.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What have you got?

               
                                     SG3 LEADER
                         Well I'm sure it's nothing, Sir, but 
                         we found a bunch of these scattered 
                         around. I've never seen anything like 
                         them before.
 
               
               He hands Jack a container. He pulls out a replicator piece.
 
               
               
                                     SG3 LEADER
                         You know what they are?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh yeah.

               
               CARTER'S LAB.

               
               SG1 and Hammond are there. Sam is looking at the piece.

               
                                     CARTER
                         No energy readings. I'd say these blocks 
                         are dead. Probably been on the planet 
                         since it was destroyed.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Replicators were the cause of the destruction?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The first evidence of the replicators 
                         in this galaxy.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It must have been a long time ago.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Something still doesn't fit. The replicators 
                         we know go after advanced technology, 
                         why would they eat everything on the 
                         planet and leave Reese alone?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps she has some means of defending 
                         herself against the replicators.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         She was asleep.

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's possible she's giving off some 
                         kind of signal or frequency that repels 
                         them, maybe not even by design but by 
                         coincidence.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Bug spray?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If that is the case, then Reese herself 
                         may be the key to helping us and the 
                         Asgard in the fight against the replicators.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah, maybe, but we're still a long 
                         way from determining that.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Dr Jackson, what have you learned?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well actually not much, Sir. She's kind 
                         of hard to pin down in a conversation, 
                         her attention wanders. It's like she 
                         has the mind of a child.
 
               
               Jack is using the magnifying glass from Small Victories and pulling 
               daft faces in the background as Daniel is talking. When Daniel 
               has finished, they all look at Jack.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm not sure, but she may not be telling 
                         me everything she knows about what happened.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You think she's deliberately hiding 
                         something?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I get that feeling.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why would someone create a robot with 
                         the mind of a child?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well, like Daniel suggested, it could 
                         be a transferred consciousness, or it 
                         could be that the creator intended for 
                         her to be emotionally mature but just 
                         couldn't get the programming right.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         If Dr Jackson is right, and she is hiding 
                         something, we should proceed very carefully 
                         with any further interactions.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, I think it's time we told Reese 
                         the truth. Daniel, maybe if she's forced 
                         to confront the fact that she's an artificial 
                         life form, it could change any pre-programmed 
                         priorities that she's adhering to.
 
                         
               
               REESE'S ROOM

               
               Daniel walks in.

               
                                     REESE
                         I'm so happy you're here.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What's that?

               
               Reese is holding a piece depicting two people.

               
                                     REESE
                         Oh, I made it. Do you like it?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's very nice. How did you make this?
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         I'm so tired of this room, Daniel. Can 
                         I please go outside?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ah, sit down for a minute, Reese. We 
                         need to talk.
 
               
               Sam and Jack walk into the observation room and sit down. Reese 
               sees them.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         No.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Look this is just going to take a minute, 
                         so just please sit down.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         No, I don't want to talk any more Daniel, 
                         I want to have fun. Don't you ever have 
                         fun?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Not as much as I would like to. Would 
                         you please sit down, this is very important. 
                         Sit.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         Then can we have some fun?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes.

               
                                     REESE
                         Promise.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes. Okay, Reese, you know that there 
                         are different kinds of people, right?
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         In fact there are many different kinds 
                         of life forms.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         This is boring.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (To Sam, in the Observation Lab) I'm 
                         starting to identify with this girl 
                         more and more.
 
               
               Sam smiles.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Reese, I know you think we're the same 
                         but we're not.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         My father always said I was special.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You are. You are very special. But despite 
                         the fact that you and I look very much 
                         the same, we're very different.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         That's obvious.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I mean on the inside.

               
                                     REESE
                         How?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I'm flesh and blood. You're a 
                         machine. A very, very sophisticated 
                         machine, more of a computer really.
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         I'm alive.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes you are. Just not like me. Even 
                         though you are created to be very human 
                         like, you are not human.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         Yes, I am.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No you're not, Reese. Okay, I can prove 
                         that to you.
 
               
               She turns round and throws Daniel against a wall into a bookcase.
 
               
               
               She then jumps up to the glass where Jack and Sam are watching 
               and bangs on the glass.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         I wanna leave here! Let me out! Let 
                         me out!
 
               
               CORRIDOR

               
               Jack comes round the corner. Janet is patching up Daniel. Sam 
               is there too.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey. That went well.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Maybe she has some kind of programming 
                         that prevents her from acknowledging 
                         she's anything but human.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Robot denial?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Looks that way.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Has it occurred to anyone that, that 
                         thing may have been lying around that 
                         planet for, oh, quite some time and 
                         that maybe it's broken? Or perhaps it 
                         never worked right in the first place?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         So you think we should just shut her 
                         down?
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh, I don't know, let's just ask the 
                         man who just had his head cracked open.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't think she meant to hurt me. 
                         I just don't think she liked what I 
                         was saying.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I don't like most of what you say. I 
                         try to resist the urge to shove you 
                         through a wall.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Somehow Reese managed to survive a massive 
                         attack from Replicators. There has to 
                         be more we can learn from her Sir.
 
                         
               
               REESE'S ROOM

               
               Daniel walks in again.

               
                                     REESE
                         Finally!

               
               She hugs him.

               
                                     REESE
                         Do you forgive me? You know I didn't 
                         mean to hurt you, right?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I know.

               
                                     REESE
                         Good. I forgive you too.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wh..wh..wh..what?

               
                                     REESE
                         For attacking me.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I didn't attack you Reese.

               
                                     REESE
                         It doesn't matter. Let's forget it.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No. No, I think we should talk about 
                         this.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         No, Daniel, I'm so bored. I just wanna 
                         get out of here. I wanna see your world. 
                         Why are you all so afraid of me?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No one's afraid of you.

               
                                     REESE
                         I won't do anything bad, I promise.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I know.

               
                                     REESE
                         I made you something.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah?

               
                                     REESE
                         Remember when you said you wished you 
                         could have more fun?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

               
               A replicator peaks out from the shelves and crawls onto Reese's 
               arm.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         Don't be afraid. It's just a toy.

               
               SAM'S LAB

               
               The replicator is in a glass case and Jack is tapping on it. 
               SG1 is there and Teal'c has a weapon.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, that glass is supposed to be acid 
                         resistant but it hasn't been tested 
                         against replicator spray.
 
               
               Jack stops.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Why are we keeping this thing anyway? 
                         We know what they can do.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         She made it. She can control it.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, but how did she make it?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well I think I have a pretty good idea.
 
                         
               
               Sam pulls up the video of the room Reese is in. She is holding 
               a pair of scissors and they turn into a replicator piece.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Nanotechnology. The nanobots that she 
                         uses for self-repair are apparently 
                         able to reorder matter on a microscopic 
                         level. She understands their construction 
                         completely. She should know how to defeat 
                         them.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Will she tell us?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well that's the problem.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         She's not talking.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We make her talk.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think she was offended because I didn't 
                         appreciate her present very much.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         This is so far ahead of my understanding. 
                         I recommend we contact the Asgard. Maybe 
                         they can help.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Agreed. I'll send SG2 to try and make 
                         contact. In the meantime see what else 
                         you can learn.
 
               
               REESE'S ROOM

               
               Daniel and Jack walk in.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Reese, we need to talk.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Tell us what you know about the replicators.
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         Replicators?

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         It's what we call them because that's 
                         what they do.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         It's just a toy. It won't hurt you.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         A toy? There are millions of those things 
                         floating around in space destroying 
                         everything they touch.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         I don't know what you mean.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         They destroyed your planet and please, 
                         don't tell me you don't remember because 
                         I think you do.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         No! You want to destroy me!

               
               SAM'S LAB.

               
               The replicator moves. Teal'c raises his weapon.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Easy.

               
               REESE'S ROOM

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No one wants to hurt you.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Just tell us what happened.

               
                                     REESE
                         It wasn't my fault.

               
               CARTER'S LAB

               
               The replicator stops moving.

               
               Reese's voice comes over the video feed.

               
                                     REESE
                         The people on my planet were afraid. 
                         They wanted to destroy my toys. They 
                         wanted to destroy me.
 
               
               REESE'S ROOM

               
                                     REESE
                         They said my father made me wrong, they 
                         thought that I was bad.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What did you do?

               
                                     REESE
                         I taught my toys to make more of themselves. 
                         I taught them to defend themselves and 
                         me. In case anyone tried to destroy 
                         us.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well you taught them well.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         When your toys started to attack your 
                         world, why didn't you stop them?
 
               
                                     REESE
                         I tried but I couldn't. They wouldn't 
                         listen to me any more.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why did you go to sleep?

               
                                     REESE
                         They killed everyone, they killed me 
                         father. Then they went away. I was alone, 
                         I was sad. You don't like me any more. 
                         You think I'm bad.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Actually, we want you to help us.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Reese, the replicators have become a 
                         problem for a lot of different worlds. 
                         We need to know how to stop them.
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         You want to destroy them!

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         They're bad. They have to be stopped.
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         You want to destroy me!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No.

               
                                     REESE
                         Yes, you do. You think my father made 
                         me wrong, you hate me.
 
               
               SAM'S LAB.

               
               The replicator suddenly moves towards the glass and it cracks. 
               It then sprays the glass and then jumps through. Teal'c shoots 
               it and destroys it.
 
               
               REESE'S ROOM

               
               She looks shocked.

               
               BRIEFING ROOM

               
               Jack and Daniel walk in with Hammond.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         SG2 has been unable to contact the Asgard 
                         through the Katal hall of wisdom.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I hope they're okay.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It would be unfortunate if the Asgard 
                         lost their battle with the replicators 
                         at the time when we may have the key 
                         to stopping them in our midst.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Oh, I wouldn't count the little fellas 
                         out just yet, Sir.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, this robot is far beyond our understanding. 
                         We may be able to use our weapons to 
                         fight the replicators, but without the 
                         Asgards help, I don't think we're going 
                         to be able to figure out how to use 
                         Reese to defeat them on a grand scale.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The robot's unwilling to co- operate?
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Completely clammed up, Sir.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         She thinks we don't like her. Apparently 
                         her impression is that the people of 
                         her world thought she was poorly constructed 
                         and wanted her and her toys eliminated.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Which would make them far smarter than 
                         we are.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It seems whoever made Reese made a critical 
                         error. Made her smart enough to build 
                         the replicators and yet emotionally 
                         immature.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         She's just trying to defend herself. 
                         She really is just a kid who unwittingly 
                         taught her toys to become a weapon of 
                         destruction.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Maybe. She's been lying to us from the 
                         start.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major, it sounds to me like we're over 
                         our heads here. Until we successfully 
                         contact the Asgard, I'm ordering you 
                         to shut the robot down.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Well, that's not gonna be pretty.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do whatever's necessary.

               
               REESE'S ROOM

               
               She is sitting on a bed and looks up to the security cameras. 
               They go off in the security station. The SF picks up the phone.
 
               
               
                                     WESTERHOLM
                         The cameras in Isolation room 1 are 
                         offline and I can't seem to get them 
                         back.
 
               
               OUTSIDE ISO ROOM 1.

               
                                     SF
                         We got it. (To the other SF) Cameras 
                         are down.
 
               
               He gets out his card and swipes it. The door doesn't open. The 
               second SF goes up the stairs.
 
               
                                     SF2
                         They're in here.

               
               Replicators start to move down the walls.

               
               REESE'S ROOM

               
               She is sitting on the bed and we hear the shouts of the SF's.
 
               
               
                                     SF1
                         There behind you!

               
               Gunfire.

               
                                     SF2
                         Get somebody down here now! Arrrggghhh!
 
                         
               
               Reese just sits dispassionately.

               
               CORRIDOR

               
               SG1 walks out of an elevator. The alarm goes off. They start 
               to run.
 
               
               CORRIDOR OUTSIDE REESE'S ROOM

               
               One of the SF's is on the floor having been attacked by a replicator.
 
               
               
                                     SF1
                         He's still alive. Medical team's on 
                         the way.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Where is she?

               
                                     SF1
                         The door was open and the prisoner was 
                         gone when I arrived Sir.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Replicators.

               
               Jack is on the phone.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         O'Neill for Hammond. Yes Sir, we may 
                         have a replicator situation down here. 
                         I suggest sealing the base and doing 
                         a clean sweep. Yes Sir. And we also 
                         have a robot on the loose.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, we have to preserve her in one 
                         piece.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         And we'd like it in one piece, if possible. 
                         Yes Sir.
 
               
               He puts the phone down.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         All right, how'd this happen?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The room has been cleared of any substance 
                         that may be used to create another replicator.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         She must have made enough blocks for 
                         two of them the first time that would 
                         create more. There could be hundreds 
                         by now.
 
               
               SG1 moves out.

               
               OBLIGATORY SHOT OF LOTS OF AIRMEN RUNNING AROUND WITH GUNS AS 
               THE BASE IS SEALED.
 
               
               JACK AND SOME OTHER AIRMEN MOVE DOWN A CORRIDOR.

               
               TEAL'C AND OTHER AIRMEN MOVE DOWN A CORRIDOR AND THE LIGHTS GO 
               OUT.
 
               
               SAM AND HAMMOND MOVE INTO THE CONTROL ROOM. SAM SITS AT A COMPUTER.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         They've already breached the power systems 
                         Sir. Initiating computer lockdown.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Is this really going to stop any replicators 
                         from accessing the dialling computer?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Doubt it, Sir, but it might buy us a 
                         little time.
 
               
               The computer screen goes off.

               
                                     WESTERHOLM
                         (On radio) Major Carter, security has 
                         been breached on level 28. Replicators 
                         have been spotted heading towards the 
                         control room.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Roger that.

               
               A replicator suddenly drops onto the computer. Sam jumps back.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         Suggest retreating until backup arrives 
                         Sir.
 
               
               The Gateroom door suddenly opens and Reese walks in accompanied 
               by replicators. She looks up and the blast doors start to come 
               down.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir!

               
               CORRIDOR

               
               Jack moves down it. Does some nifty hand signals to the airmen. 
               He then comes across Sam, Hammond and Daniel.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         She's sealed herself in the Gateroom. 
                         She's got a lot of replicators with 
                         her.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         She's probably trying to go home.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Let's let her.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, we can't just let her leave.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         We'll tell the Asgard where she is.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well I'm only guessing she's trying 
                         to go home, if she thinks we're trying 
                         to destroy her, she could be going anywhere.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We can't just let her leave with the 
                         replicators. She lost control of them 
                         once, it could happen again.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         So we'll toss a nuke in behind her.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'd like to try and stop her first.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         How?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Maybe, get her trust back.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Then what?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Then, then, then I don't know. I'm just 
                         making this up as I go.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         If you could somehow get close enough 
                         to her, you might be able to remove 
                         her power chip.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What of the replicators?

               
                                     CARTER
                         These aren't the same replicators we're 
                         used to dealing with. Right now, she's 
                         controlling them. If Daniel can shut 
                         her down, the replicators might just 
                         cease to operate. Look, they exist to 
                         protect Reese. If she's eliminated, 
                         they have no protocol upon which to 
                         act.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They may attack Daniel Jackson in order 
                         to exact revenge and restore their leader 
                         to power.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, well that's where you guys come 
                         in.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm willing to give you a chance Dr 
                         Jackson.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         General, with all due respect, I think 
                         it's a bad idea.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hope not, Colonel.

               
               GATEROOM

               
               Reese is stood on the ramp in the dark while the replicators 
               run loose in the control room. The lights come on again. Daniel 
               moves towards the gateroom door. We see him through the camera 
               view.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Reese, please let me in, I just want 
                         to talk to you.
 
               
               The door opens and Daniel walks in. The door closes behind him. 
               There are replicators all over the floor.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         Activate the Stargate.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No. I don't want you to go.

               
                                     REESE
                         You hate me.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No I don't. No one does.

               
                                     REESE
                         They're afraid of me.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         They don't understand you, Reese.

               
                                     REESE
                         I never meant to hurt anyone.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I know. Please stay.

               
                                     REESE
                         It's too late now. I've accessed your 
                         computer system. I'll figure it out 
                         for myself.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Reese. I don't want you to go.

               
                                     REESE
                         Why not?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I want to be your friend.

               
                                     REESE
                         I've never had a friend.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'll be your friend. Your toys may be 
                         a lot of fun but they're not human like 
                         us.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         They protect me.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'll protect you.

               
                                     REESE
                         Do you promise?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I promise. No one will hurt you. Come 
                         on. Show you my world?
 
               
               He holds out his hand and she walks down the ramp.

               
                                     REESE
                         Really?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah.

               
               He puts his hand on the back of her neck but Reese grabs it.
 
               
               
                                     REESE
                         You tried to deceive me.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No.

               
                                     REESE
                         Yes. You lied. Lying is bad.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Arrgghhh.

               
               She runs back up the ramp.

               
                                     REESE
                         None of you will ever hurt me!

               
               SECURITY OFFICE

               
               Sam is there. All the cameras go off.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir, Daniel's in trouble. Replicators 
                         have evacuated the Gateroom. We're not 
                         sure where they went. All the cameras 
                         are down.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yeah, roger that. We're going in.

               
               A man goes to the gateroom door with a cutting torch.

               
               SECURITY OFFICE

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major, I won't let the replicators escape 
                         this base. We have to set the self destruct.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Replicators have taken over the main 
                         computer Sir. We'll have to cut the 
                         system access and set the device locally.
 
                         
               
               They leave the security office.

               
               CORRIDOR OUTSIDE THE GATEROOM

               
               An airman starts to cut open the Gateroom door.

               
               GATEROOM

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Reese, please listen to me.

               
               CORRIDOR

               
               Teal'c starts firing on a replicator. So do Jack and the other 
               Airmen.
 
               
               GATEROOM

               
               Reese grabs her head.

               
                                     REESE
                         Nnnnoooo! Make them stop!

               
               CORRIDOR B5

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         On three count. Three, two, one.

               
               Sam and Hammond swipe their cards and the door opens. Sam has 
               a pair of wire cutters.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Clear.

               
               The door closes behind them.

               
               OUTSIDE THE GATEROOM

               
               More shooting of replicators.

               
               MAIN COMPUTER ROOM

               
                                     CARTER
                         (On radio to Jack) Sir, we're getting 
                         ready to set the self destruct.
 
               
               CORRIDOR

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (Over radio) I can't hear you!

               
               MAIN COMPUTER ROOM

               
               Sam inserts a key and types something.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         On my mark. Three, two, one, turn.
 
                         
               
               The self destruct countdown is set for 5 minutes.

               
                                     CARTER
                         (Over radio to Jack) Sir, we've set 
                         the self destruct. You have less than 
                         five minutes to tell us to override. 
                         Do you copy?
 
               
               CORRIDOR

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (Over radio to Sam) Roger that.

               
               They continue firing.

               
               MAIN COMPUTER ROOM.

               
               A replicator appears and Hammond fires on it.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you.

               
               Another one appears.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir!

               
               Sam shoots it.

               
               GATEROOM

               
                                     REESE
                         Make them stop!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I can't. You can.

               
                                     REESE
                         No! You'll kill me.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, no one wants that. We just don't 
                         want you to destroy our world the way 
                         you destroyed yours.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         I didn't do it!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, you did. You created the replicators, 
                         you told them to replicate at all costs. 
                         They destroyed your world and you let 
                         them.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         It wasn't my fault!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You could have stopped them before there 
                         were too many. You could stop them now 
                         before you lose control.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         No!

               
               MAIN COMPUTER ROOM

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Cease fire!

               
               The replicator stops.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What's it doing?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm not sure, it's like it doesn't know 
                         what to do.
 
               
               CORRIDOR

               
               More shooting the replicators by Jack, Teal'c and numerous airmen.
 
               
               
               GATEROOM

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Reese. Your father made you wrong!
 
                         
               
                                     REESE
                         No!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes! You destroyed your world.

               
                                     REESE
                         I didn't mean to.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I know. But now you're going to destroy 
                         mine too.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         I don't want to.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I know. That's why you have to stop 
                         now. No one will hurt you. We may be 
                         able to fix you.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         How?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Shut off your toys, go to sleep. We'll 
                         find a way.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         I don't believe you.

               
               CORRIDOR

               
               More firing on the replicators

               
               MAIN COMPUTER ROOM

               
               The countdown has reached 2 minutes. The replicator starts to 
               move again. Sam and Hammond fire on it.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         (Over radio to Jack) Colonel, I think 
                         Reese is losing control. At least one 
                         of the replicators down here started 
                         to act on it's own.
 
               
               GATEROOM

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I will wake you up myself, I promise. 
                         I'm your friend. I don't want you to 
                         die.
 
               
                                     REESE
                         I don't want you to die either.

               
               CORRIDOR

               
               Replicators swarm round Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill!

               
               The airman finishes cutting open the door,

               
               Jack comes in and takes aim at Reese. He fires and she is thrown 
               back. He then turns to continue firing in the corridor.
 
               
               Daniel goes to Reese and her eyes close. The replicators in the 
               corridor disintegrate into little blocks.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         What's happening in there? (Over radio)
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The replicators appear to have been 
                         disabled. (Over radio)
 
               
               Jack moves over to Reese and takes out her power crystal.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         The robot has been neutralised.

               
               MAIN COMPUTER ROOM

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Abort the self destruct.

               
               Sam and Hammond both take out the keys.

               
               GATEROOM

               
               Daniel takes off his glasses. He has a tear running down his 
               face. Jack is standing next to him.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You stupid son of a bitch.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Hey. You're welcome.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You didn't have to shoot her.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Yes I did.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         She was shutting them down.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         I had no way of knowing that and neither 
                         did you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         They didn't stop because you shot her, 
                         they stopped because she told them to.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Carter said she was losing control. 
                         Now if just one of those damn things 
                         got out of this base, developed it's 
                         own personality, we would be royally 
                         screwed.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You just killed the only chance we'll 
                         ever have of stopping them.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Look, I'm sorry. But this is the way 
                         this had to go down and you know it.
 
                         
               
               Daniel just looks at Reese.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (Over radio) All units, this is SG One 
                         Niner, commence sweep. I want every 
                         one of those things out of here.
 
               
               He walks out leaving Daniel sitting on the floor with Reese.
 
               
               
               THE END

               

Menace



Writers :   Peter DeLuise
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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