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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 207

                                 "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE"

                                           By

                            Michael Greenburg & Jarrad Paul




               The team are offworld and are wearing astronaut suits

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Anybody home?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack it may as well be the moon out 
                         here. If there ever was anybody home, 
                         they've been gone a hundred thousand 
                         years or more.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This world is definitely Tal'ac. Though 
                         it once supported life, it is now extinct.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Well the probe picked up an EM source 
                         coming from something.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         My guess,that thing.

               
               
               
               A globe sits on to of a pedestal

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         It has the same EM frequency we picked 
                         up from the probe. Sir, this artifact 
                         or whatever it is, is definitely the 
                         source.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Are we in danger?

               
                                     SAM
                         No sir I don't think so. Not at the 
                         moment. But, I mean this is incredible. 
                         If Daniel is right, this artifact has 
                         been doing this since Neanderthals were 
                         still a dominant species on earth.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah, that takes me back.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Look at this writing of some kind, it's 
                         so tiny.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What does it do?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, it's maintaining an interior temperature 
                         of thirty three degrees Fahrenheit, 
                         it's generating an electromagnetic field 
                         and emitting small amounts of alpha, 
                         gamma, and delta radiation.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well I know that. Why does it do that? 
                         I'm trying to make a threat assessment 
                         here captain.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know what it is sir. But its 
                         got a power source more advanced then 
                         anything we've come across, including 
                         the Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's a time capsule. Well, that's an 
                         educated guess, but imagine your civilization 
                         is facing a major cataclysm. The end 
                         is coming, you know it. Wouldn't you 
                         leave something behind? Something that 
                         told everyone that came after you who 
                         you were.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Or how you died.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes. Imagine what you could learn about 
                         your own fate.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         When a Goa'uld's world is taken by another 
                         in battle, he will sometimes leave behind 
                         the means to destroy the conqueror.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You think it might be a booby trap.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Booby?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't think we're talking about the 
                         Goa'uld here. Whoever this civilization 
                         was went through great pains to leave 
                         this artifact behind. Like a message 
                         in a bottle.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You buying this Teal'c?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The benefit may outweigh the risk.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         The earth sure could use a power source 
                         that lasts for thousands of years.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright. Pack it up. Let's go home.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes Sir.

               
               
               
               They take the globe and head back to the gate. The globe is glowing
 
               
               
               Titles

               
               Gateroom

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         We acquired the package sir. I recommend 
                         level three precautions.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Wormhole disengaged. Support teams go.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Careful with it, it's heavy.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, start spectral analysis right away.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, and input a detailed imaging of 
                         the outer surface into the computer.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Everything go as planned Colonel?

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, one small step one giant leap, that 
                         kind of stuff sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We'll debrief in one hour. Welcome home 
                         SG-1.
 
               
               
               
               Sams Lab. Daniel and Sam are working on the globe. Daniel is 
               trying to translate the writing.
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Well we can add two more elements to 
                         the periodic table. Lieutenant, I'd 
                         like to record this.
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Whatever you say Captain.

               
                                     SAM
                         Try to relax Graham or its going to 
                         be a long day.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You know I don't think it's the artifact 
                         he gets nervous like that every time 
                         he's around you. Maybe a crush.
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         We're recording now.

               
                                     SAM
                         Thank you Lieutenant.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oops. Hey, the artifact. Notice the 
                         writing.
 
               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So tiny it can't be read by the naked 
                         eye.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What does it say?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We think it's a set of instructions.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         On how to..?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Open it. We think it opens. Well I'm 
                         sure there's much more to it then that. 
                         There's the equivalent of a thousand 
                         pages of alien text on the exterior 
                         surface alone.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What about the object's interior?

               
                                     SAM
                         We know very little. Fraiser is supervising 
                         positron emission typography.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You know I have the highest respect 
                         for your abilities. But the NID wants 
                         a look at the thing.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well I recommend against shipping the 
                         artifact anywhere just yet General.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Since Daniel Jackson's theory on the 
                         orb's function has yet to be confirmed, 
                         it is in best for it to remain in close 
                         proximity to the Stargate. At least 
                         for the moment.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You're scheduled to visit P4G-881.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Which is a primordial world with absolutely 
                         no civilization whatsoever and therefore 
                         no need to bring along an archeologist.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm willing to delay that mission for 
                         twenty four hours in order to confirm 
                         your theory.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's not enough time.

               
                                     SAM
                         But we'll take it. Thank you.

               
               
               
               Back inthe lab

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Okay, let's try another X-ray series. 
                         Y axis this time.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam.

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay. Up until now I've been sorta going 
                         on the assumption that this is a sort 
                         of page one. It's relatively isolated 
                         from the other groupings. Now I'm thinking 
                         it's numerical.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, maybe the basis of their mathematics.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Right. That's what I thought. So if 
                         these smaller symbols would represent 
                         exponents.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So then this sequence grows exponential 
                         to become a very big number.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Right. And that is information I can't 
                         use.
 
               
               
               
               Jack walks into the room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Good morning campers! Sleep well? I 
                         did!
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh it can't be morning .

               
                                     JACK
                         Ah but it is. We ship out at, 1300 hours.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay Jack, talk to General Hammond.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Nope. I want you both rested and ready 
                         to go. That's an order.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, come on.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, SG-1 is a field until. You know 
                         that. Can't have it both ways. When 
                         we get back you can,visit.
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         We've got a spike. An EM spike across 
                         the Y band.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What?

               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Interior temperature is increasing forty 
                         degrees Fahrenheit.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Captain?

               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know. I don't think we've done 
                         anything.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Maybe we woke it up.

               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Sixty Degrees.

               
                                     SAM
                         Radiation levels?

               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Alpha particle radiation generation 
                         within the object's magnetic field is 
                         increased four,six hundred percent.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, I recommend we return the artifact 
                         to P5C-353 now.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Go tell them to start dialing. Go.
 
                         
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         One hundred degrees.

               
                                     JACK
                         Any idea what we're dealing with here?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         No Sir.

               
               The artifact breaks open down the middle emitting a purplish 
               glowing light.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well I think we can rule out time capsule.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Daniel runs into the control room

               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Start dialing P5C-353 right away.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         By who's order?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Colonel O'Neill's.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do it.

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Yes Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Dr. Jackson?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's the artifact Sir. Something's wrong.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Sam and Jack are trying to free the globe

               
               
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Temperature is still increasing. One 
                         hundred and ten degrees.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We'll need to put our suits back on.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         No, There's not time for that. We'll 
                         just open the gate and throw it back 
                         through. Teal'c give me a hand here.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Sharp metal poles shoot out of the globe

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Whoa.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It does not wish to be removed.

               
                                     JACK
                         That's too damn bad.

               
               
               
               Control Room

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron six encoded.

               
               
               
               Jack and Teal'c are carrying the globe through the corridor
 
               
               
               
               
               The gate activates. Jack and Teal'c are holding the globe

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron seven locked.

               
                                     SAM
                         Get out of there!

               
               
               
               Jack is speared through the shoulder and slammed against the 
               wall
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah! Oh god.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Get security down there. But the base 
                         on full alert.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We need a medical team.

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Security to the embarkation room. Medical 
                         team to the embarkation room.
 
               
               
               
               Teal'c runs over to Jack

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Kill it! God!

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Sir, the Stargate?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Shut it down.

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel! It goes right through his shoulder 
                         into the concrete.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh my God.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Get something to support his legs.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Janet hurries over to Jack

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         What can you tell me?

               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know but it's still hot be careful.
 
                         
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Temperature is 133 and holding.

               
                                     JANET
                         This wound is too clean. There should 
                         be blood. I don't know why there wasn't 
                         more trauma.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Where the hell is Teal'c?

               
                                     JANET
                         It's gone right through the scapula. 
                         Colonel, why are....
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c!

               
               
               
               Teal'c runs in, holding his staff weapon

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Shoot it!

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Shoot it!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I suggest you observe from the control 
                         room.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Everybody out of here.

               
               
               
               Everyone leaves the room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         TEAL'C, fire when ready.

               
                                     SAM
                         With respect General, this is a mistake.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why?

               
                                     SAM
                         We don't know how much of that staff 
                         energy will be transferred through the 
                         object into the Colonel.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Your objection is noted.

               
                                     JACK
                         Do it.

               
               
               
               Tea'lc fires, with no effect. It is causing Jack greater pain
 
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Again!

               
               
               
               He fires again

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah! God.

               
                                     GRAHAM
                         No change

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir it just absorbed the energy.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This weapon is ineffective. I shall 
                         try another.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         No! Sir, that staff energy had to have 
                         gone somewhere. We could be feeding 
                         it what it wants for all we know.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I want a cutting torch down there.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         If it's made of the same non-terrestrial 
                         alloys as the shell on the orb itself, 
                         then it is several hundred times stronger 
                         then steel.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Sir, with your permission.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O'Neill, this is going to take 
                         some time.
 
               
               
               
               Hammond is on the phone in his office. Daniel and Sam are sitting 
               across the table from him
 
               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I really don't give a damn on what Colonel 
                         Mayborne has to say on the subject. 
                         I've made my decision. Unless I'm ordered 
                         to do otherwise, I'm not allowing anyone 
                         in or out of the this facility until 
                         we can send the damn thing back where 
                         it came from. No General, thank you. 
                         The NID people want to see it.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Even knowing what it's done to the Colonel?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Especially knowing what it's done to 
                         the Colonel.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They hoping we've found some kind of 
                         weapon we can one day use against the 
                         Goa'uld. All I can tell them is what 
                         it isn't
 
               
                                     .DANIEL
                         General, I don't know what to say. I 
                         wanted the artifact to be something 
                         wonderful.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You have nothing to apologize for son. 
                         We've brought things back from all over 
                         the galaxy. One just finally slap us 
                         in the face.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We've managed to collect a significant 
                         amount of data before it hit the fan 
                         sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Then I suggest you get to it. Dismissed.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Sam and Daniel leave. Hammond picks up the phone

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This is Hammond. Lock up the mountain. 
                         Authorization code red dash beta. Initiate 
                         Wild Fire.
 
               
               
               
               The mountain is sealed

               
               
               
               "Attention personal. Level four quarantine is now in affect. 
               Switching to internal power and life support."
 
               
               Gateroom

               
               Siler is trying to cut through the spear holding Jack

               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Hot.

               
               
               
               Janet injects him with something

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         I know. You have a very high fever which 
                         is being caused by an infection. I'm 
                         going to give you a broad spectra antibiotic 
                         to help fight it.
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         The artifacts internal temperature just 
                         leveled off at 149 degrees Fahrenheit.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Teal'c walks over to Siler

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Sergeant. Your progress here is unsatisfactory.
 
                         
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Can't go any faster sir. This is the 
                         hardest stuff I've ever come across.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then I will delay you no further.

               
               
               
               Daniel and Sam are speaking to a group of scientists

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         We're going to need everyone's help. 
                         Colonel O'Neill is alive but obviously 
                         he is in trouble.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The data we managed to gather before 
                         this happened is all in the base computer. 
                         It's not much but it's all we have. 
                         Use it.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Don't rule anything out and don't make 
                         any assumptions.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'll be leading the translation team.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         And we'll be working out of the astrophysics 
                         lab but we're all going to have to work 
                         together on this one. Any questions?
 
                         
               
                                     CAPTAIN
                         So obviously we're dealing with a weapon.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         That's an assumption Captain. All right. 
                         Let's get to work.
 
               
               
               
               Sam talks to Janet

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         How is he?

               
                                     JANET
                         He's developed an infection. I've got 
                         him pumped full of antibiotics which, 
                         amazingly, has seemed to slow it down 
                         its progress.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Why is that amazing?

               
                                     JANET
                         I think you should see this.

               
               
               
               Control Room

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         It's mobile like a bacteria but small 
                         like a virus and slightly radioactive. 
                         Definitely alien. And they also seem 
                         to bond in chains.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         And it's infected the Colonel?

               
                                     JANET
                         This is why I wanted you to see it. 
                         I took this from a section of Colonel 
                         O'Neill's uniform around his wound.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         What are you saying? Its infected his 
                         clothes as well as living tissue?
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         And it's metabolizing the material as 
                         if it were living tissue. Like a form 
                         of Necrotising fasciitis.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Flesh eating disease? Ok. You said slightly 
                         radioactive?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Yeah.

               
                                     SAM
                         Lieutenant. We used ultraviolet when 
                         we were performing tests on the iris' 
                         structural integrity.
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Right.

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah.

               
               
               
               Simmons uses the phone

               
               
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Lets get some UV units in the gateroom.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Teal'c, Colonel. It's just going to 
                         get a little dark in there for a few 
                         seconds while we try something.
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         And bringing up the UV lights now.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         Oh my god.

               
               
               
               The lights show that whatever is in the globe is travelling into 
               Jack and is spreading through the walls.
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         This is an even bigger problem then 
                         we thought.
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Captain Carter? What's happening to 
                         me?
 
               
               
               
               Graham is infected

               
               Hammonds Office

               
               
               
               Janet is preparing to inject him

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         It can infect virtually any substance, 
                         even concrete.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This entire complex is made of concrete.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Worse then that we've already determined 
                         it's got a taste for the base wiring. 
                         Which means its going to affect, or 
                         rather infect, our computers and communication.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Then we need to kill it. How do we do 
                         that?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         We've spread around the computer base 
                         main frame a sort of pesticide but it 
                         hasn't even slowed the organism down.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What was that you just gave me?

               
                                     JANET
                         Tetracycline. It's kept the infection 
                         at bay in the Colonel and it seems to 
                         work proactively with everyone I've 
                         been able to get a shot into. But sir, 
                         I'll need more
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Absolutely not. A wildfire directive 
                         means nothing in or out, you know that.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         Sir, Lt. Simmon's infection is even 
                         more far gone the Colonel O'Neill's 
                         but he's allergic to Tetracycline. None 
                         of the alternatives I have on base
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Don't make me repeat myself Doctor.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         With your permission sir, I'd better 
                         get back to the infirmary.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Captain.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I need your honest assessment. Can we 
                         beat this thing?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Like the Colonel always says: 'never 
                         give up', right? I'm not sure sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Maybe it's time we considered evacuating 
                         personal through the Stargate.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I thought of that, but to where? There's 
                         no guarantee we can stop the organism 
                         from coming through the gate along with 
                         us. I don't think we have the right 
                         to infect another world.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well there are a number of uninhabited 
                         worlds we could gate through. Albeit, 
                         most are uninhabited for good reason.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Even if we could evacuate a number of 
                         survivors, practically every one of 
                         us is infected by the organism to some 
                         degree. Without antibiotics, we'd all 
                         be like Lt. Simmons right now. The survivors 
                         would run out of supplies in a few days.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         At least they'd have that much time 
                         to find a solution.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's not worth the risk in my opinion 
                         sir. We don't even know what the orb 
                         would do if we tried to activate the 
                         Stargate again.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very well. We'll make our stand right 
                         here Captain.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes sir. They won't take us without 
                         a fight sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Damn right they won't.

               
               
               
               Gateroom.

               
               Jack's infection is growing rapidly. Siler is trying to get through 
               the spear with a blow torch
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am here O'Neill.

               
                                     JACK
                         It's hot.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The fever burns within you.

               
                                     JACK
                         You?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The symbiote I carry appears to protect 
                         me.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Way to go Junior.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Doctor Frasier will find a cure.

               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c, you don't have to stick around.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Undomesticated equines could not remove 
                         me.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Wild horses TEAL'C it's, that's a joke. 
                         You told a joke. Don't make me laugh.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Very well.

               
                                     JACK
                         You're a good man my friend.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         As are you, my friend.

               
               
               
               Jack is speared further into the wall

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah! Teal'c!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It will not allow us to free you O'Neill.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         God, God help.

               
               
               
               Daniel and Sam are in the lab. Daniel is working on the translation
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Alright. Presuming this is page one 
                         and presuming this sequence is some 
                         kind of whole numbers that represents 
                         exponential growth...what does that 
                         mean?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, it could represent the growth 
                         pattern of the alien organism. So far 
                         its spread has followed an exponential 
                         curve.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Alright. So, from that we can extrapolate 
                         that it is a warning. This organism 
                         will continue to grow and expand exponential 
                         until...what? Until we die? I mean, 
                         if that's what it says, what's the point 
                         of saying it?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Try turning the page. Maybe the answer 
                         is there.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Right.

               
               
               
               Graham Simmons is in bed in the infirmary

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         How's the pain?

               
                                     GRAHAM
                         It's not too bad.

               
                                     JANET
                         Well, I'm going to give you something 
                         for it anyway.
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Hey. If you see Captain Carter.

               
                                     JANET
                         Tell you what Lieutenant, she has to 
                         come down in a couple of hours for her 
                         booster so I'll make sure I send her 
                         over.
 
               
               
               
               Sam's Lab

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I was right. TEAL'C's staff blast gave 
                         it the energy it needed to spread like 
                         this. It's reproducing because we fed 
                         it. Damn. Why did I let them do that?
 
                         
               
                                     CAPTAIN
                         Okay, so it feeds on energy. How do 
                         we use that? It feeds on everything.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Have the CO2 levels gone up?

               
                                     CAPTAIN
                         Yeah, but the scrubbers are handling 
                         it.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Like fire. Add energy a fire burns hotter. 
                         Add fuel it burns longer but it can't 
                         live without one thing.
 
               
                                     CAPTAIN
                         Oxygen

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes

               
                                     CAPTAIN
                         We can't either.

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah, but at least we can slow it down.
 
                         
               
               
               
               There's a glitch in the computer

               
               
               
                                     CAPTAIN
                         What's happening?

               
                                     SAM
                         Its gotten into our computers. Keep 
                         working.
 
               
               
               
               Sam leaves the room

               
               
               
                                     MAN
                         Can't come this way Captain, it's eating 
                         through steam pipes.
 
               
               
               
               She gets into an elevator, which then gets stuck

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Hello? Somebody!

               
               
               
               Daniel hears her shouting

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hello?

               
                                     SAM
                         Somebody!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hello?

               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel! I'm stuck in here. Get the doors 
                         open. Hurry up. It's eating through 
                         the control panel.
 
               
               
               
               He get's the elevator open

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam!

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm okay. I'll explain later.

               
               
               
               Teal'c is using the blowtorch. Daniel and Sam walk into the control 
               room.
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         General, sir. I have something. What 
                         is he doing?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Teal'c is trying to stop the spread 
                         of the organism at the source.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Tell him to stop.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why? It seems to be working.

               
                                     SAM
                         Only because the fire is temporarily 
                         consuming the oxygen in the room. It 
                         feeds on energy. Sir, I'm asking you 
                         to trust me.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         TEAL'C, stand down. We're going to try 
                         another approach.
 
               
               TEAL'C shuts off the blowtorch

               
                                     SAM
                         Okay. The organism needs Oxygen to reproduce. 
                         Now since we are on internal life support 
                         we can adjust the CO2 scrubbers and 
                         lower the Oxygen levels.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How low are we talking?

               
                                     SAM
                         We'll start at 8%, but we'll have to 
                         start now.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do it.

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         General Hammond, sir. I think you should 
                         see this.
 
               
               WILDFIRE INITIATED

               
               Autoself destruct has been initiated

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         I didn't touch a thing. This self destruct 
                         countdown started on its own.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         General?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         In the event of containment failure, 
                         Wildfire kicks in automatically.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we have to deactivate the autodestruct.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We have a responsibility to make sure 
                         the organism doesn't leave the mountain 
                         Captain.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         With all due respect sir, I don't think 
                         you understand. It could feed from the 
                         energy of the staff blast, how far do 
                         you think it will spread if the autodestruct 
                         goes off?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I need two officers to override.

               
               
               
               Hammond and Sam type in their passwords

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         The organism has invaded our computers. 
                         It won't recognize our codes.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The devices internal clock has been 
                         activated. We can't stop it without 
                         the computer.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well then in just under three hours 
                         the organism will be feed enough energy 
                         to spread across the face of the earth.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Teal'c talks with Jack

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         I blew it. I screwed up.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I also believed we should retrieve the 
                         object.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         It was my decision.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If we are to met the challenge of the 
                         Goa'uld, and further your race, risks 
                         must be taken. Your decision was correct.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Sam gets an injection, in the infirmary

               
               
               
                                     FRASIER
                         You idea seems to be working

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah, seems to have slowed the progress 
                         of the organism by 90%.
 
               
                                     FRASIER
                         Well don't jump up and down or you'll 
                         get my other patients all excited.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Even in a completely anaerobic environment, 
                         the organism just goes dormant. All 
                         we've done is buy ourselves some time 
                         before. I've got to get back to work.
 
                         
               
                                     FRASIER
                         Well before you do, if you wouldn't 
                         mind stopping by to see SILER.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How's he doing?

               
               
               
               Sam goes over to Simmons bedside

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Graham?

               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Captain Carter.

               
                                     SAM
                         We're fighting this thing Graham. You 
                         just got to hang in there, okay?
 
               
                                     GRAHAM
                         Before I, I just wanted to say, how 
                         much, how I'm doin so far?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You're doing just fine.

               
               
               
               He closes his eyes, and Sam leaves

               
               Daniel is continuing with the translation. He is tired and the 
               computer screen develops a glitch. A symbol keeps reappearing
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Come here

               
                                     CAPTAIN
                         Who?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Anybody, just come here. Look at this. 
                         Wait for it. There.
 
               
                                     CAPTAIN
                         That symbol is on the artifact.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes it is. It's trying to communicate 
                         with us.
 
               
               
               
               Daniel, Sam and Hammond are in the control room

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think what we thought was gibberish 
                         on all the computers was actually the 
                         aliens attempt to communicate with us.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Maybe. But the symbols you're seeing 
                         could also be from the random files 
                         of our research.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, that's impossible. See, I didn't 
                         start working on this sequence until 
                         after the computers went down.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Assuming you're right, what are they 
                         trying to communicate?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, they could be saying take me to 
                         your leader for all I know. I have no 
                         idea. The point is, they are trying. 
                         We haven't even considered what we're 
                         up against here is an alien intelligence. 
                         We've treated it like a disease, like 
                         a plague. Not once have we stopped to 
                         listen.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How do we do that?

               
                                     SAM
                         We let it grow.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What?

               
                                     SAM
                         We increase the Oxygen levels even higher 
                         then normal. We hit it with another 
                         staff weapon blast. We let it do what 
                         it's been trying to do.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The exact opposite of the advice you've 
                         been giving me up until now. Which is 
                         it Captain?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we both know what will happen if 
                         we don't try something.
 
               
               
               
               Gateroom

               
               Dabuekm Sam and Hammond enter

               
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Fraiser says the organism bonds together 
                         in chains. What if it's only capable 
                         of expressing that intelligence once 
                         it hits critical mass?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Even if you're right and we let it take 
                         over the computers, it's going to be 
                         communicating in a language that I can't 
                         translate without a point of reference.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Maybe Colonel O'Neill didn't just get 
                         in the way. Fraiser said there was no 
                         blood. There was practically no trauma 
                         around that wound. With the force that 
                         struck him, it's just not possible.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Unless it did it on purpose.

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes! We have to cut off his medication 
                         sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Are you out of your mind?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If you do so, O'Neill will die.

               
                                     SAM
                         He'd want us to try this.I know it.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Communicate with the organism through 
                         Jack?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes. I think that's what it has been 
                         trying to do all along.
 
               
               
               
               Control Room

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Oxygen level 30% above normal.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir? Sir, I don't know if what we are 
                         about to try is a good idea or not, 
                         but you have the right to know. You 
                         might not survive it.
 
               
               
               
               She holds is hand and takes out the IV

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Okay Teal'c.

               
               
               
               Teal'c fires the staff weapon

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Again.

               
               
               
               He fires again. More and more of the energy is being absorbed 
               by Jack
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         We have to. Again.

               
               
               
               Sam goes over to Jack

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         No pulse.

               
               
               
               Jack wakes up

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Good morning campers.

               
                                     JACK
                         This is truly a strange feeling.

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, he is here.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Who else are talking too?

               
                                     JACK
                         We are also here.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         My name is...

               
                                     JACK
                         Hammond, yes. O'Neill knows.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Then you should also know we mean you 
                         no harm.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You awoke us.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We have only recently become aware of 
                         your existence.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You would have returned us to our former 
                         world.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We believed you were a threat to us.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We feared you.

               
                                     JACK
                         And your fear would have destroyed us. 
                         Millennia ago our world was dying. We 
                         could no longer live there. For this 
                         reason, we created the orb.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Where you slept for a hundred thousand 
                         years.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Waiting for someone to come along, like 
                         us, and take you through the Stargate.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         So it was written on the orb. Once exposed 
                         to the atmosphere of a living world, 
                         we went forth
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And multipled.

               
                                     O'NEIL
                         So it was written.

               
                                     INTERCOM
                         Autoself destruct in four minutes.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We can not go back.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We can not allow you to stay.

               
                                     JACK
                         O'Neill feels this as well. However, 
                         you have allowed us no alternatives.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         General, we're almost out of time.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This place, admittedly out of our ignorance, 
                         is about to be destroyed by an explosion.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Such energy only serves to nourish us. 
                         We will multiple and consume your world.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         If you would allow us to restore our 
                         communications, we could stop that from 
                         happening. We would survive.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         O'Neill desires this as well. He wishes 
                         to live. But what of us?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         P4G 881! It's primordial, lots of oxygen 
                         and sunlight. Like this world was a 
                         quarter of a billion years ago.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we can't open the Stargate without 
                         the computers.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You would send us there? Through your 
                         stargate?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We would.

               
                                     JACK
                         For what reason?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So that we both may survive.

               
               
               
               Jack appears to collapse

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We'll take you there ourselves, Please!
 
                         
               
               
               
               The power goes

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Everything just shut down!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         God help us.

               
               Autoself destruct in two minutes.

               
               
               
               The computers come back on

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Sir, Sir...I think the computers are 
                         rebooting!
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Start dialing P4G 881 as soon as they 
                         are up.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Yes sir.

               
               Autoself destruct in 1 minute and thirty seconds.

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron one engaged.

               
               
               
               The spears start to retract

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron two engaged.

               
               
               
               Jack stands up

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron three engaged. Chevron four 
                         engaged.
 
               
               
               
               Jack walks over to the globe

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron five engaged.

               
               Autoself destruct in one minute.

               
               
               
               He places his hands on the globe and it begins to glow

               
               
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron six engaged.Chevron seven locked.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Jack carries the globe up the ramp

               
               
               
               Autoself destruct in thirty seconds.

               
               
               
               He pushes it through the gate

               
               
               
               Twenty seconds.Ten. Nine.Four. Three. Two. One.

               
               
               
               Sam and Hammond enter the codes

               
               
               
               Autoself destruct aborted

               
               
               
               Teal'c and Daniel help O'Neill to sit up

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Nice work.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is good to see you alive and well.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Welcome back Jack.

               
                                     SAM
                         Thought you were gone for good sir.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Wild horses Captain.

               
               
               
               They all walk back down the ramp

               
               THE END
               
               
               
               

Message In A Bottle



Writers :   Michael Greenburg  Jarrad Paul
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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