Robert C. Cooper
Danny is laying in an infirmary bed.
Hey. How ya doin'?
Good. Did ya get your hair cut?
Can I see your scar?
Uh, Fraiser says it'll be about a week
before you, you know, get out of here.
You know, it's funny after all we've
been thru these last --- few years,
it's my appendix that lays me out. But,
it's not gonna be a week, I mean, I
feel fine now.
Wanna go fishin'?
Actually, I wouldn't uh ---(Tries to
get up, hurts) Well, maybe --- (Thru
pained voice) No, you know, I think,
I think I will stay here for 2 or 3
--- 3 days.
(Walking into Sam's lab, she's welding
something) (Over welding noise) CARTER!!!!
(Taking off her hat) Sir?! Hi! How's
Daniel? (Fixing her hair)
AW, he's gonna be fine. What are you
Uh, I'm getting ready to do a detailed
analysis of the decay rate of naquata
within the reactor. It's really quite
amazing, I mean unlike plutonium, it
actually has ---
Ah! I'm on vacation!
(Smiles) Yes, Sir.
So are you.
I know. It's not that I'm happy that
Daniel's in excruciating pain or anything
like that, but I've been looking forward
to an opportunity like this for quite
You know, maybe it's just me, but I
always thought when one GOT a chance
to leave, one actually LEFT. (Sam Smiles)
Daniel's recuperating, Teal'C's off
visiting his kid somewhere, personally,
I have a date with a lake in Minnesota
where the bass grow that big. (Opens
his arms wide)
Oh, Yes! What I'm describing here, Carter,
involves a very special element.
This IS fun to me, Sir.
Well, if --- playing with your little
reactor sounds better than exploring
the lakes and natural beauty of Northern
Minnesota, there's not much I can do.
Was that an invitation --- Sir?
Nothing wrong with that is there? (She
shakes her head, then looks down to
his chest, then back up to his eyes)
Couple of Co-workers, friends if you
will, fishing. It'd be fun.
(Smiles) Wow! (Blushing?) I appreciate
the offer, Sir, really! Sounds great!
But I should ---
(Answers her very quickly) No sweat!
(She turns back to him) See you in a
week. And by all means, have fun! (He
leaves) (Sam smiles)
(In the hallway) Colonel! (He turns)
Uh --- (Looses her smile) (He cocks
his head , and raises his eyebrows)
Have a good time!
Land of sky-blue waters, loofas, ya sure ya
betcha' , snookums, mosquitoes --- (He
disappears) (She looks surprised, and
pushes the alarm) (Thor's ship is shown
with a light going up to it) (He appears
in the ship) Home of the loons --- (He
looks around, then out the window to
the Earth below) Thor?! Hello? (Walking
thru the ship) (He heard scratching
noise, and sees a light. Then he sees
the spiders) What the hell? Damn. (They
are approaching him)
(The replicators are still approaching
him. One appears in back of him, and
touches him) AH! (Another one crawls
over his chest) (Swatting it away) AH!
DAMN! (He watches the bugs crawl away
I'm pretty sure it was the Asguard transportation
For Jack's sake, let's hope you're right.
Depends on what they want this time,
True! Send a message thru the stargate
(into phone) This is General Hammond.
Get me Major Davis at the pentagon.
(After shot of a bug eating thru the
Greeting, O'Neill. Turn right, then
enter the door at the end of the corridor.
(Jack enters room, and finds Thor in
a bed) O'Neill.
Thor? You all right?
(Slowly, weakly) I am dying.
It is , as you humans say, a long story.
Does this have anything to do with those
I could not transport you directly into
this room. The --- bugs --- as you call
them, are attracted to the high-energy
output of the transporter.
What are they?
They are the enemy of the Asguard.
THIS would be the enemy worse than the
Goa'Uld you told me about?
I am weak. The information you will
need is contained within the stones.
(Jack looks over to the console.) Forgive
For what? (Thor closes his eyes) Thor?
Jack walks over to the console, and raises his eyebrows in confusion.
He picks up the stone, and moves it. Thor Appears on a screen.
(Over screen) Colonel Jack O'Neill,
I have made these recordings for you
for in the event that I am dead, or
unable to pass on the necessary information.
(Jack looks confused) Under my command,
The Biliskner was called into battle
against an enemy we have named "Replicators."
During the battle, this ship became
infested by the technology. The replicators
accessed the computer which contained
information about your planet, (Jack
begins to realize what's going on.)
and plotted a course here. The crew
was transported off the ship. I destroyed
the outbound transported technology
to prevent the replicators from escaping,
(He has a weary smile, like Uh-Oh!)
and remained in the hopes of stopping
The Biliskner from reaching earth. (Jack
blinks, with a sad look on his face)
If you are watching this recording,
I have failed. Then , I have also likely
doomed YOU to certain death.
Teal'C's running up the stairs.
Teal'C, thank you for returning.
For what matter of urgency have I been
summoned, General Hammond?
I think I witnessed Colonel O'Neill
being transported out the base by the
(Sitting down) For what purpose?
We're not sure yet.
A light appears behind Sam. It's a Hologram of Jack.
Hello? Hello? Testing, Testing! Is this
(Having turned) Colonel?
(Who was facing away toward the gate.)
(Turning toward her voice) Carter?!
Sir? What going on?!
Well, I need a Spaz-12, a BF-8, 10 pounds
of PBX, and a USAS at the base of the
star gate in Oh, 5 minutes. (Smiles)
That's a lot of explosives, Sir.
May I ask why?
Well, basically, Thor's ship has been
taken over by a bunch of nasty techno-bugs.
(He appears to shutter)
Were the Asguard not able to defeat
Guess not. (Smiles)
So, Sir, are you saying that these bugs
are technologically advanced?
Yeah. Apparently, they plan to land
the ship and infest earth. Thor says
this --- would not be a good thing.
What are you going to do?
Destroy the ship.
JACK (Looking back) Oh, he's here! He's --- just not feeling
too well at the moment.
We'll be ready in 10 minutes, Sir ---
(Jack bows his head) Thor can transport
us up there to help you.
Thank you, Carter, but that's not gonna
happen. Thor's out cold. Bugs got him
pretty good, but he did leave some instructions
on how to run the toys up here.
So, can you transport us up?
I can --- But --- I'm --- not going
What is your reasoning, O'Neill?
Anybody who comes up --- is NOT getting
Well, Sir, if you can't get off the
Yeah. I know. (Looks away) Look, my
time's almost up here. Have the stuff
ready in 10 minutes --- wish me luck!
Major!, it's an order, and it's final.
(Sam just looks at him)
Good luck, Jack.
Thank you , Sir. (Looks away, and disappears)
(Sam has a sad look on her face, and
she looks at Teal'C, who looks at GH)
(To Teal'C) Teal'C, See that the ordinance
is in place. Major, to your knowledge,
if Colonel O'Neill is unsuccessful,
could that ship be destroyed by a surface
to air strike?
(Shakes her head) Sir, the ship has
sophisticated cloaking devices. We've
been looking for it in orbit since Colonel
O'Neill disappeared. Nothing.
Well, if we can't see it, we can't target
it. (Sam shakes her head)
(Over recorder, the little guy is still
passed out) The molecular transportation
device is pre programmed to target the
area directly in front of your earth-based
stargate. (Jack rewinds the tape, or
is it fast forward?) Enter these symbols
on the console in front of you. 30 seconds
after entering the code, the targeted
material will be transported to the
indicated cargo hold. (Jack raises his
eyebrows) (He looks @ his watch, then
leaves) Remember, the transportation
device emits energy strong enough, to
attract the replicators.
Jack runs thru the halls. He looks mighty yummy in the leather
jacket, white tee shirt, and cacky pants. He enters the room,
and see Sam and Teal'C with the equipment.
Dammit! I gave you people a direct order!!!!
(Handing him a gun) General Hammond
over ruled you, Sir. We may have a way
off the ship.
(After hearing the bugs) God! Grab what
ya can. Let's go!
They grab the stuff, and run out the room, followed by the bugs.
Pretty cool thermal shot from the bug's POV of the doors shutting.
A few bugs get thru . Teal'C tries ZATing them. Nothing. He shoots
it 2 more times, it's still there, no disappearance! The
same bug jumps at the trio, and Jack shoots it with his gun,
making it scatter into a hundred pieces. He shoots the other
two with his rifle. During this time, Teal'C, realizing that
the ZATs don't work, grabs a gun, and cocks it. Within seconds,
the bugs come back together. LEGO blocks aren't that easy to
put together! The thermo scan appears again. Teal'C shoots
the bug, breaking it apart again.
Let's move! (Teal'C picks up the case,
and looks back.) (They arrive back at
THOR's chambers) Hey buddy. How ya feelin'?
You uh, remember Carter? Teal'C?
Why did you bring them?
(Raises his eyebrows, and looks at his
We believe we could be of assistance.
Now, you will ALL die.
Actually, we don't think so. Sir, there's
a shuttle prepping on the launch pad.
We can transmit the coordinates to NASA,
they can be here in a matter of hours.
We also brought space suits in case
an E.V.A. is required.
This pod can generate an anti-gravity
field, making it easier to move.
Does this ship have an airlock?
So, we plant some PBX, jump ship, then
What is PBX?
You just have to tell us the best places
to plant it.
All Asguard ships are equipped with
internal dampening fields that activate
in the event of an explosion.
Well, how exactly do you expect us to
destroy the ship?
If I knew a fast, simple , method, I
would have destroyed the ship myself
before endangering your lives.
Of course you would have.
The technical specifications of the
Bilitzner Were contained within the
recordings I made for you.
(Sam looks at him with a raised eyebrow)
OH! (Looking down on her) I haven't
had time to watch all the stones. (Teal'C
has a cute look on his face)
Stick those on there. (She moves a stone,
and Thor, and a drawing of the ship
--- Is powered by 4 neutrine ion generators
. In your Earth units of measurements,
each unit ---
(After semi-confused looks from both
Sam and Teal'C) Yeah, my eyes glossed
over right about there.
Guess I better go thru all these recordings.
Back to base.
The elevator's going down to the 27th, 28th floors. OH! If it
isn't Mr. Yummy! Uh --- I mean Major Davis!
Welcome back, Major.
General, I wish it wasn't always under
such --- unusual circumstances. Any
further word on the situation?
No. We haven't been able to make radio
contact with SG-1.
Well, the Asguard cloaking device is
also blocking radio signals.
I see you've done your homework, Major.
General, All I do all day long is read
up on the Star gate program.
They were discovered on an isolated
planet in our home galaxy some time
ago. The creators were NOT present.
Most likely destroyed by their own creation.
The replicators were brought aboard
the ship for study before the danger
could be fully comprehended.
We do that all the time. We kind of
expected more from you guys.
Overconfidence in our technology has
been our undoing. The entities learned
from the very means that were employed
to stop them. They have become a plague
on our galaxy that is annialating everything
in it's path.
Why haven't these little buggers landed
the ship already?
Their odds of survival in a new environment
depend on numbers. They are currently
feeding off this ship, and replicating.
Are you saying they are actually EATING
Ingesting the alloys, yes. (Sam looks
at Jack, Teal'C has the look. ) They will continue until they
risk compromising the integrity of the
hull. Then, they will land in search
of more raw materials.
How intelligent are they?
Their capacity for learning is extremely
high. Each entity is capable of individual
behavior, yet, they all act with a common
And there does not appear to be a way
to stop them.
Hang on! Thor, you said that they wouldn't
risk compromising the integrity of the
Can this ship withstand an uncontrolled
re-entry into the atmosphere?
No. The heat from the friction would
cause the ship to burn up.
(Surprised look) Wait a minute! Are
you trying to tell me that with all
this advanced intergalactic technology,
this ship can't take a little HEAT?
In order to reflect the subspace field
of the gener ---
So --- no.
Yes. (Jack looks at Sam.)
Then all we have to do is crash the
ship into the atmosphere.
You will have to regain control of the
(He and Sam look at each other) Sounds
like A plan.
THAT can only be done from the bridge.
There was a map in the recordings. Can
we direct them from here as they go?
Yes. (Sam looks at Jack who raises his
OK! (Jack and Teal'C are walking thru
the halls. Scratching sounds are heard.)
They are in the walls, O'Neill.
(Over radio) Colonel, can you hear me?
We hear ya.
You wanna go down that hall. (They turn
to their right, then head down the hall
way.) (Back to the room with Thor) Why
are some areas flashing?
They indicate the quadrants of the ship
that the replicators have disabled.
Ho - How do I zoom in?
Top left symbol.
(Over radio, scene is back to the men)
You wanna go thru that door on your
left. (Jack opens the door, see nothing,
but can hear the bugs.) (Uh-Oh! They
see some bugs chowing down on the doorway.)
(Back to the room with Thor) Why can't
I see any bugs on the screen?
The first thing the replicators do once
aboard an Asguard ship, is disable the
sensors capable of detecting them.
But I can still see Colonel O'Neill
They are being detected by the thermal
sensors, which cannot see the replicators.
(Thor gasps, and breathes raspily)
Are you OK?
I can not use the ship's automated medical
system. If the replicators have tampered
with it, It could kill me.
Well, we brought medical supplies, and
I have field medical training.
You cannot help me.
(After opening a door) Are we there
The door up ahead on your left leads
to the bridge.
(At the door to the bridge.) It sounds
as if there are replicators inside.
Watch your self. (He opens the door,
the bugs are everywhere! All over the
walls, there's no controls left. The
bridge IS where they steer the ship,
right? Captain Kirk would NOT like having
to drive this ship! OK! I'll stop now.)
(Jack and Teal'C both have stunned looks
on their faces) Forget that! (He closes
the door to the bridge.) (Coming in
with Teal'C carrying the other supplies)
OK! New plan!
(Looking inside box) Nothing's been
Sir --- Thor's not doing well. That
pod could put him in a deep stasis that
would preserve his life.
Then do it.
He won't let me.
(Walks over to Thor) Hey! I hear you're
not being a particularly cooperative
As long as I am conscious, I still may
be of some assistance.
Yeah, however, if you're DEAD ---
As I have said, if you do succeed in
destroying this ship, we will ALL die.
And, as Carter has said, we may have
a way off this ship.
Wait a minute, that's it! Thor, you
said there are dampening fields INSIDE
the ship that prevent explosions. What
about OUTSIDE the ship?
There are shields around the ship, but
they would not protect against a weapon
already inside the force field.
OK! Now there was a specific engine
in the informational recordings. It
The deceleration drive, yes.
We brought an explosive device that's
enhanced with naquata. Would that be
enough to destroy the deceleration drive?
(Jack's just looking on, confused)
This plan COULD work!
Plan? (Sam looks at him) What plan?
Sir, the bugs are gonna land the ship
themselves eventually. The BF-8 might
just be enough firepower to blow the
IF we blow it at the right time, we
could alter the re-entry pass. The ship
would then accelerate out of control,
then burn up in Earth's Atmosphere.
TEAL'C (Jack's rubbing his head like he has a headache!) What
needs to be done, then, is to place this explosive outside this
Someone's gonna have to go out there.
Of course they are. (Sarcastically?)
Back to base, Danny is slowly walking up the stairs.
What are you doing down here, Doctor
I've just been informed, Sir. I was
wondering if there was anything I could
do to help.
General, we're going to DEFCON 3. The
Russians have gone on alert as a response.
The moment the Asguard ship attempts
to land, the President has decided to
let the rest of the world know what
We hit it with everything we've got.
Uh, SG-1 is on that ship.
I have as much confidence in SG-1 as
you, Doctor Jackson, but they left over
an hour ago. We've had no communication
since, and we have NO idea what kind
of a time frame we have here.
Let's give them a reasonable chance,
Yes, Sir. I'll try to define REASONABLE
to the Pentagon. (Smiles and nods at
Danny before leaving.)
The Defcon 3 alert dings, and sirens go off.
Bugs haven't over run the part of the
ship where the airlock is yet.
Let's do it!
Each tank has 6 hours of oxygen. Who
ever goes should have plenty of time.
I will go. (Sam smiles at him)
I was gonna do it.
There IS a radiation concern, Sir.
My symbiote protects me from exposure
to radiation for long periods of time.
OK! You go. (Teal'C raises his eyebrow,
and nods his head)
(Jack pulls Teal'C, who's wearing the
space suit around a corner.) It looks
like the top button opens the inner
door, the middle button pressurizes
the air lock, and the bottom one opens
the outer door.
Uh, Roger that. (Lowering the shield
over Teal'C's face, he can see himself
in the glass.) You can hear me?
(Over radio) Indeed.
You might want to think about --- hanging
on tight out there. (Teal'C nods his
head . Is he scared? I know I would
be!) (Softly) Let's do it. (He opens
the door, and pushes touches Teal'C's
oxygen tank as he steps thru the door.)
(He closes the door, and Teal'C turns
toward him) Say something.
One small step for Jaffa ---
Very nice. (Teal'C nods his head) (Shot
goes to something falling on the suit,
making a sizzling sound. This is unknown
to Jack and Teal'C. Uh-Oh!) (Jack opens
the outer door, and Teal'C gives him
a thumbs up. And floats out the door.
) Scraping in Scrabbling is heard.)
Oh, Crap! Teal'C, How's it going?
(Over radio) I am returning.
(Nervously) I don't suppose you could
step on it could you?
I am moving as quickly as possible,
O'Neill. (The outer door closes. Jack
tries to open it back up on the console,
Yes, Sir! I'm working on it! (Teal'C
is at the outer door with a surprised,
and scare look on his face) (He presses
the bottom button.)
The door will not open!
Yeah, Hang on! (He looks up to see the
bugs coming thru the roof of the hold)
Oh, God! (UH-OH! The stuff that came
from the ceiling earlier, it ate thru
the space suit, releasing the oxygen)
His tank just blew!!!!
(Out of breath) O'Neill! (I guess it's
time for an emergency session of Kel'No'
Sir, I'm trying to get the transported
to beam him inside, but it's not working!
The transporter array on that side of
the ship must have been knocked out
by the bugs. We can still do this! But
--- Teal'C's gonna have to push off.
The other transported array's can pick
him up, but only if he's far enough
AWAY from the ship.
(Seeing Teal'C out of air) Teal'C, we're
gonna try to beam you aboard --- But
you have to push off from the ship first.
You read? YOU HAVE TO PUSH OFF!!!!!
Teal'C pushes off from the ship. Shot goes to his POV, seeing
Jack inside, then shot goes to Jack's POV, seeing Teal'C floating
He's taking too long. Isn't there someway
to re-aim the transporter arrays? (Thor
struggles to breath) Damn! (Shot goes
to Teal'C floating again)
I'm trying! (You see the red representing
Teal'C passing over the while representing
the array) Got it!
(Teal'C appears behind him) Teal'C!
Teal'C?! (Teal'C appears to be passed
out, it's the Kel'No'Reem. ) Come on!
(He get's the mask off, and lif ts Teal'C's
head.) (Thor looks bad, this pod is
beeping. Sam closes the cover) (Back
to Teal'C and Jack. Jack's shaking him)
(Frantically) Come on, come on! BREATH!!!!
(Teal'C opens his eyes) Oh, yeah! THAT'S
following orders! (lightly slaps Teal'C
face) (Offering his hands) Can you move?
I can O'Neill.
(To Technician Sergeant Davis) Still
no communication of any kind?
No, Sir. And NORAD's still reporting
no sign of the Alien ship.
Doctor Jackson, are you OK?
I'll be fine.
Well, why don't you go back to the infirmary?
I promise, I will notify you with any
Sir, I know there no reason for me to
be here, but I just --- I feel like
I SHOULD be here. That's not totally
true, actually I feel like I should
be up there with them.
Now you know how I feel most of the
(Teal'C breathing hard) According to
the schematics, that was the only one
left untouched by the bugs. You gonna
I will be fine.
(About Thor) What happened?
He was dying. I had to put him into
So, we wait, and blow the bomb at the
Which is --- when?
(Helping Teal'C out of his space suit)
When we start to enter the atmosphere.
Too early, and theoretically re-entry
could be aborted by the bugs. We wait
too long into the descent, the bomb
could burn off before we could detonate
Think you could fix that beam down thing?
Not without THOR's help , Sir.
Better contact Hammond. Let him know
what to expect. (He tries the stones.
They aren't working!) All right, this
thing's not working!
(Hearing chattering sounds overhead)
Thor was correct! We are going to die!
Ow, come on, Teal'C. Lighten up! Been
in these situations before.
No, Sir. We haven't.
(Looking at her, surprised) We haven't?
The vessel is beginning it's descent.
I have an idea, Sir.
Major Davis (M. Davis) And GH are running down the steps.
Sir, NORAD's reporting an unidentifiable
flying object entering the atmosphere
over the Pacific.
They've disabled the ship's cloaking
Object's on a controlled entry.
Projected landing on the West coast
of the US , Sir.
It could also be a sign they've already
lost the battle.
(Into phone) This is General Hammond.
At this time, I recommend going to DEFCON
2. Deploy all available assets to intercept
the Alien ship.
I'm sorry, Dr. Jackson. But if that
ship makes it thru the atmosphere, we
have no choice but to assume SG-1 failed.
We MUST destroy it but what ever means
All right, Carter. Let's do it!
Here we go!
The Russians have also spotted the incoming
object, and are inquiring.
The Joint Chiefs will respond. (A light
is seen, and the gate disappears!) (Everyone
(It appears behind Teal'C on the ship.)
I'll have to call you back!
(Still stunned) There gonna use it to
Like you did from the Apophis Mother
Ship! It could work!
It WILL work! The--- They'll gate to
another planet, then home.
But you had a DHD, they don't.
Even disconnected, they should have
enough power to dial out once.
(Nods) This is Hammond. I want the Beta
gate unpacked from storage immediately.
Yes, you HEARD me! I want it unpacked,
and ready for use as soon as humanly
(After NICE , yummy, shot of Teal'C's
muscles uh --- I mean TEAl'C dialing
the gate manually) Where are we
I hear it's nice there this time of
year. (More of Teal'C and his muscles,
then a shot goes to a bug eating thru
the wall) We got bugs. (Shot goes to
bugs taking over the room, and the room
that Sam and Thor are in.) (As Teal'C
is dialing, Jack's constantly shooting.)
O'Neill! (The bugs are coming over the
wall behind the gate. The door opens,
TS DAVIS (Come to think of it, this looks like Tok'Ra Spice Davis,
huh? NO! Tech. Sarg. Davis! LOL!) Bandit is STILL on controlled
entry, present heading, 196.
(After putting in the earth symbol)
GET DOWN!!!!! (Jack ducks just in time!)
(Still shooting bugs) LET'S GO! CARTER!!!!!
(She appears with Thor) Can we blow
this thing yet?!
(Putting on her glasses, and sending
THOR thru) Not yet! (More shooting)
NOT YET!!!!! (About a minute of shooting)
Ship is shown burning up in atmosphere!
NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Jack presses the
I understand that, Captain! What I want
to know is what do you see? Do you have
a visual? 10th squadron airborne on
The target has changed heading. It's
not on controlled entry vector. It's
We have confirmation! A fireball 400
miles off the coast of California heading
into the Pacific Ocean. (Shot of fire
ball) Navel recovery teams will be out
there to deal with an wreckage. (Looks
at Danny) I'm sure you were right, Doctor
Jackson. The point of commandeering
the Stargate had to be an escape.
I just hope they made it out in time.
Shot of the wreckage in the ocean. A replicator appears on top
of the wreckage, with TO BE CONTINUED!