Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
It is night and we see a man getting into a car. He begins driving
and then makes a call on his cell phone. Cut to Sam's house.
She sleeping in her bed and is awaked by the phone.
"Is this Major Samantha Carter?"
"Who is this?"
"My name is Richard Flemming. You don't
know me, but I need your help."
"It's 2 o'clock in the morning."
"I know what happened to you. I know
about Adrian Conrad."
"Who are you?"
"They never shut the project down, Major,
and now it's out of control."
"You have to protect me. They know that
Sam can hear screeching and crashing sounds through the phone
and then a dial tone.
SGC BRIEFING ROOM
Sam, Hammond, Jonas and Teal'c are sitting around the table.
"His name is Doctor Richard Flemming.
He's a biologist, formerly a professor
of advanced genetics at Stanford."
"Sure. He's famous for developing hybrid
strains of disease resistant corn and
cotton..." (All three look at him.)
"I read an article about him in the
American Journal for Evolutionary Science..."
(They all continue looking at him.)
"The base library has a subscription..."
"Well, what the article didn't say...is
that two years ago, he accepted a position
with a company called Immunitech Research,
which, it turns out, is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Zetatron Industries."
"You don't know?" (Jonas shrugs.)
"Adrian Conrad was a man who had himself
implanted with a stolen symbiote in
order to cure himself of a deadly disease."
"That was ten months ago. At the time,
Immunitech was located in Phoenix. One
week after we took Adrian Conrad into
custody, their operations were scaled
back and they moved to a small town
on the coast of Oregon called...Steveston."
"We need to talk to this Dr. Flemming."
"He was reported missing this morning,
sir. They found his car totaled, but
there was no body."
"This obviously warrants further investigation.
I'll have transportation arranged for
the three of you."
"Colonel O'Neill won't be joining us?"
"The Tok'ra are still looking for a
suitable host for his symbiote."
"You'll have to do your best without
Hammond and Teal'c leave the briefing room. Sam and Jonas linger
at the table.
"You knew who Adrian Conrad was, didn't
"Well, I've memorized all your mission
reports...I just don't want people around
here to start thinking I'm...strange."
"People don't think you're...strange."
"What about Colonel O'Neill?"
"Let's get some lunch..."
She gets up from the table leaving Jonas' question unanswered.
A SMALL TOWN IN OREGON.
Sam, Teal'c and Jonas drive up and park. All three exit the vehicle.
All three are wearing shades of black. Teal'c is wearing a long
black leather coat, a black stocking cap and sunglasses. Sam
is wearing a long black tailored coat, scarf and sunglasses.
Jonas is wearing a car length leather coat and is carrying a
"What are you doing?"
"Keeping a visual record. I'll catalog
all the images when we get back to the
base. Teal'c!" (Teal'c, who is a bit
ahead of the others, turns his head
in the direction of Jonas Quinn. Jonas
aims the camera at Teal'c, then says
to Sam, who is now standing beside him
at the front of the car...) See...the
image appears right there on the back..."
"I'm going to go talk to the Sheriff.
Keep an eye on Teal'c."
Sam walks up to Teal'c as Jonas begins to take pictures of the
"Keep an eye on Jonas." (Teal'c nods
slightly and watches her leave.)
THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Sam walks toward a Deputy who is sitting at a desk. The Deputy
stands as Sam approaches.
"Hi. Can I help you?"
"Major Samantha Carter with the Air
Force. I'm looking for Sheriff Knox."
The Deputy points behind her.
"I'm Sheriff Knox. Welcome to Steveston,
"Thank you, sir."
"Hey, those doughnuts..." (then to Sam)
"You want anything, Major?"
"Oh...no, thank you."
"Sure thing..." (He leaves.)
"Have a seat, Major."
He gestures toward his desk and they both walk to it. Knox takes
a seat behind his desk and Sam sits opposite him.
"So, uh....you're looking for information
about Dr. Richard Flemming?"
"That's right. I understand he's missing."
"We found his car in a ditch outside
of town. It was pretty badly smashed
up, but there was no sign of him."
"Can I see the car?"
Knox hands her a file folder which contains a photo of the wrecked
"You think he walked away from this?"
"Look, Major...no offense, but this
is my problem. The Air Force has no
"I know I can't force you to tell me
anything...but Dr. Flemming may have
had information pertaining to a matter
of national security. I'm asking for
"We haven't had a murder in this county
in eight years."
"So, you don't think it was an accident..."
"Well, at the very least, someone didn't
want us to find the body. "
"Did you know him?"
"The people at Immunitech didn't mix
too much with the locals, but according
to his co-workers...he was acting a
little strange, lately."
"Nervous...agitated. We found these
in his glove compartment."
"He had no history of drug use."
"I'd like to see his lab, if I may."
"There was a fire last night at Immunitech...the
place was gutted."
BACK AT THE CAR. SAM WALKS UP TO TEAL'C AND JONAS WHO ARE STILL
NEAR THE CAR.
"Flemming's lab was destroyed in a fire."
"So what now?"
"Check out his house."
All three get into the car. A man appears on the screen as they
drive away. He is obviously watching them.
DR. FLEMMING'S HOUSE
Sam picks the lock and all three enter the house and begin looking
"Nothing of interest."
"Me neither. There's nothing on the
hard drive. There's no disks, no notes,
no papers...there's not even a credit
card bill. This place has been cleaned."
He nods slightly toward the window. Sam gets up as a delivery
driver begins bringing a package to the house. Sam greets her
at the front door.
"Can you sign for this?"
Sam signs for the package and the driver gives it to her.
Sam closes the front door as the driver leaves. Sam brings the
package back into the computer room where Teal'c and Jonas are
"Well, this is...odd."
"What is it?"
"This package to Dr. Richard Flemming
was sent from Dr. Richard Flemming."
"Why would he send something to himself?"
"Maybe he knew they were going to search
the house. It's a good way to hide something
for a few days."
Sam cuts the box open and digs through the packing material to
find a long, slender silver cylinder. She opens the cylinder
and pulls out a very large syringe which contains an amber colored
All three are inside and it is evening.
"The police found amphetamines. We found
a syringe. I think we need to at least
admit there's a possibility that Dr.
Flemming was suffering from some kind
of drug-induced paranoia."
"Perhaps his paranoia was well founded...He
is missing. His place of work was destroyed
and all evidence was removed from his
"Well, the scientists working for Adrian
Conrad were studying the symbiote in
order to create some kind of super drug.
Maybe this is what they came up with."
"Well, if that's true...then a lot of
people would kill to get their hands
"Well, we won't know anything for sure
until we send a sample of this back
to the base for analysis. I think tomorrow
we should talk to other people who worked
at Immunitech. We need to figure out
what was going on at that lab."
Sam injects some of the syringe contents into a sample tube.
OUT ON THE STREETS OF THE TOWN AT NIGHT.
People are gathering at a large building near the water. Thy
all look a bit like zombies.
They gather around as a man (credited as Townsperson) begins
"As some of you may already know, we
have three uninvited guests in town.
They are asking questions. The chances
are they won't find anything. But, if
they do...then we will have to deal
Sam walks into a diner where Teal'c and Jonas are already seated,
eating. Jonas dips a fry in his chocolate shake and eats it.
"Mm. I'm really starting to enjoy this,
uh, traditional American food. Mm."
"We have another tradition...it's called
hardened arteries." (She eats one of
"Were you able to learn anything?"
"No one who worked at Immunitech wants
"Our attempts to gather information
from the local town folk proved equally
"I wouldn't say that." (This elicits
a look of annoyance from Teal'c which
Jonas misses as he is taking a bit of
his food.) "Don't tell me you haven't
noticed how strangely people have been
acting around here."
"What are you talking about?"
"Well, for instance, that man there,
right behind Teal'c...he doesn't realize
it, but he just put eight cubes of sugar
into his coffee. And that lady over
at the counter...she's been reading
the same article for a half an hour.
Since we sat down, that waitress has
dropped her tray twice, the cook has
gotten three orders wrong, including
my hamburger, which I ordered medium
rare but is in fact well done. I've
been noticing similar behavior all morning.
It's like, uh, the entire town's half
At that moment, the Deputy approaches the table.
"Major Carter...sorry to bother you.
Sheriff Knox would like to see you."
Sam gives Teal'c a look and gets up to leave with the Deputy.
The camera then focuses on a man who is sitting at a table behind
where SG-1 (minus Jack) has been sitting. It is the same man
who watched them drive away the day before.
Sam is sitting across the desk from the Sheriff again.
"I understand you and your colleagues
have been asking a lot of questions
" Yeah. Is that a problem?"
"We found gasoline residue at the lab...a
lot of it."
"So the fire was deliberate."
"Which means the stakes have gotten
a lot higher. Major, if you know something..."
"Sheriff, I already told you...my investigation
pertains to a matter of..."
"National Security, I know."
"The truth is...I didn't get any useful
information this morning."
"I'm not surprised. Everyone who worked
at the lab had a confidentiality agreement.
Nobody wants to get sued."
"Well, now that we know it was arson,
maybe the company will be willing to
" I wouldn't be too sure about that."
"Well, they're gonna want to know who
burned their lab down."
"There's something you don't know. Two
months ago, another Immunitech researcher
named Peter Stofer disappeared. The
case was never solved."
"Why didn't you tell me this?"
"The town's been through some rough
times, Major. Ship yard shut down two
years ago...put everybody out of work.
When Immunitech came along, they brought
a lot of money to the area..."
"So, nobody wants to hear anything bad
"There was no solid evidence of foul
play in the Stofer case. He just didn't
show up for work one day and hasn't
been seen since. But I did get the feeling
the company had something to hide."
"What do you mean?"
Knox picks up a storage box and places it on his desk.
"We subpoenaed documents from them."
(He opens the lid and takes out an expandable
file folder. He hands it to Sam.) "This
is what we got."
Sam looks at some of the papers in the folder.
"Did Stofer work with Dr. Flemming?"
"They were partners."
"I'm gonna need to borrow these."
THE HOTEL ROOM
Sam, Teal'c and Jonas are looking through the files she got from
"Well, this is interesting. It's a shipping
invoice. Flemming and Stofer ordered
all the latest material on stem cell
"Really?" (Sam hands the invoice to
Jonas.) "Hmm. There is no record of
Immunitech doing that area. That's..."
"Why would they keep that a secret?"
"Well, stem cells can be used to create
skin grafts or replacement organs, but
theoretically, they can also be used
to create human clones."
"Which is illegal."
"So if they were doing some kind of
cloning research and Flemming decided
to blow the whistle..."
"He would have to be silenced."
"But why would he call you?"
"It must have something to do with Adrian
Conrad. We should go through the rest
of this stuff...see if anything turns
STEVESTON AT NIGHT
Teal'c and Jonas are walking down the street toward a local pub.
"This town certainly does get quiet
They enter the pub and things get quiet.
Several patrons turn on their stools at the bar and stare at
the pair. Teal'c and Jonas walk to a table and take a seat. They
are approached by the barkeep.
"What can I getcha?"
"I'll have the same."
The barkeep leaves to get their drinks.
"It does not appear we are welcome here."
"Well, it's natural for small town people
to be suspicious of strangers, right?
We just have to give it more of an effort."
(Jonas looks toward the bar again and
calls) "Hey, guys."
Again the patrons turn to stare at the pair. Jonas gives them
a thumbs up...there is no change in their demeanor.
"You have much to learn about humans."
"That's kind of my point. How are we
supposed to fit in when we spend all
our time on base?"
The barkeep brings their drinks to the table and bangs them down
before turning to leave.
"I have a sufficient understanding of
"But you'll never really be one of them."
"This is not my home. When my time with
SG-1 is done, I will return to Chulak
with my son." (Teal'c is smiling.)
"I guess that's the difference between
us...I don't think I'll be able to go
Teal'c's smile fades and at that moment several of the bar patrons
approach the duo.
"You're in our seats."
"There are many empty seats."
"But these are ours."
Teal'c looks at Jonas, puts his glass down and slowly rises to
face the patrons. At that moment, the Sheriff walks in.
"Is there a problem here?"
Teal'c turns his head to look at the Sheriff.
"No." (He, too, rises out of his seat.)
"Apparently, we were in their seats."
Jonas places some money on the table and walks between Teal'c
and the patrons. Teal'c then bows slightly and follows Jonas
out of the pub. The Sheriff then approaches the patrons, a very
serious and angry look on his face.
"What was that?"
"They're not fit to be in our presence."
"If you do anything to jeopardize this
operation...I will kill you myself."
Peter DeLuise is seen leaving the diner wearing a tan vest as
the camera zooms through the window to show the trio at the same
table as the day before, eating.
"I spoke with Janet this morning. She
did a preliminary analysis on the sample
I sent her. She thinks the liquid in
the syringe might be some sort of sulfa-based
"So...some kind of, uh, miracle drug..."
"We won't know anything for sure until
we get some more test results back."
As they continue to eat, the vocal patron from the bar enters
the diner and sits at the counter.
"That's the guy from the bar." (He gets
up from the table and walks to pat the
guy on the back.) "Hi."
"Sorry about our...misunderstanding
"At the bar...our little confrontation...my
friend and I were in your seats..."
Jonas gestures to where Teal'c and Sam are sitting. The patron
turns to look at them. Teal'c nods his head.
"I'm afraid you've got me mistaken for
" I don't think so."
"Last night, I was home in bed."
They exit the diner and begin walking
down the street.
"That's a little strange...he didn't
seem to remember us."
"Perhaps he had consumed to much alcohol."
"Though of that, but he wasn't showing
any of the signs of a hangover."
"Maybe he didn't want his wife to know
he was in the bar."
"He didn't have a wedding ring."
Teal'c is leading and he stops and turns toward the others.
" We are being watched...the silver
Sam and Jonas nonchalantly look across the street to see a man
who is leaning on a silver car across the street. He has his
back to them and is watching them through their reflection in
a storefront window.
"That's the guy from the Sheriff's office.
He was outside when we first got into
town. He was in the restaurant yesterday."
Sam looks at Jonas, then at Teal'c. Without speaking a word,
the three of them head down a side street. They guy starts following
them. It is the same man we have seen watching SG-1 all along
(credited as Dark Haired Man - DHM). He chases them down the
side street and stops at the edge of a fence. Suddenly, a black
gloved hand reaches out and drags the man behind the fence. The
had belongs to Teal'c and he slams the man up against the fence.
Sam approaches them with Jonas in tow.
"OK. Take it easy."
"Why are you following us?"
"I don't know what you're talking about."
Teal'c pulls up harder on the guy's shirt.
"All right...all right, all right. I
wasn't sure if you could be trusted."
"I was a security guard at Immunitech."
He hands Sam an ID badge and she looks
it over.) "I think Dr. Flemming was
"Why would you say that?"
"Well, about a week ago he came to me.
He wanted to know if I could get him
a gun...said his life was in danger
and that I was the only one that could
"Well, that's the weird part. He said
that the people who were after him only
come out during night while everyone's
asleep. Since I work the graveyard shift...and
sleep during the day, I guess he figured
I was one of 'em. First, I thought he
was crazy...and then he went missing.
That's when I decided that working for
Immunitech was a little too dangerous."
"Why didn't you tell the Sheriff?"
"Flemming said that no one in the town
could be trusted. But I figured I owed
the guy to tell someone. If it hadn't
been for him, I would have died in that
Sam puts the ID badge back in the man's vest pocket.
THE HOTEL ROOM.
"They only come out at night. What exactly
is that supposed to mean?"
"Maybe this has something to do with
what happened to us in the bar."
"What did happen to you at the bar?"
"We were met with hostility."
"You didn't say anything weird, did
"Why are you looking at me?"
"Anyway, random aggressiveness at a
bar isn't that unusual."
"But why didn't the man from the restaurant
"Are you sure it was the same guy?"
"Jonas Quinn is correct. It was the
Jonas; "Yesterday, you said that there was evidence that Flemming
and Stofer were conducting research into cloning."
"No, I said there was evidence they
were reading up on stem cells."
"Which can be used to create human clones.
What if the man from the restaurant
doesn't remember because the man in
the bar wasn't really him?...He was
"No, no, no. Jonas. You can create replicas
of fully grown people. They'd be infants."
"Still, the people of this town are
behaving strangely...even for humans."
"The town's been through a lot. First,
the shipyard was shut down, then the
lab was destroyed. The entire future
of the town's in jeopardy." (Jonas suddenly
stops dunking his tea bag in the cup
of tea he has been making. He has a
look of concentration on his face.)
NEAR THE SHIPYARDS.
The trio is inspecting a tire track in snow (sand, ashes...it's
difficult to say, but it looks like snow to me...though it would
be the only patch of snow seen on this episode).
"You noticed these tire marks from the
"I didn't think much of 'em at the time."
"This area has been well traveled...and
recently. There are many footprints
as well as tire tracks."
They walk across the road to a large enclosed dock (this looks
like the vicinity where we saw the people of the town gathering
at night earlier in the show). Sam walks up to a door, picks
the lock and enters.
"You have got to teach me how to do
"Wormhole theory, motorcycle riding
"Not necessarily in that order."
Jonas and Teal'c follow her into the building. They walk and
begin to look around. Sam notices offices off to their right
and points in that direction.
"In there." (They follow her and begin
looking around the office. Sam starts
flipping through a tray of CDs). "Somebody's
Teal'c finds a blueprint on a table and unrolls it.
"These appear to be schematics."
"Yeah, but for what?"
"I think I have a pretty good idea."
Jonas moves to open a door next to the window. Teal'c and Sam
join him as he slides the door open to reveal a large room. It
appears a ship (not the ocean going type) is being built. Jonas
whistles in amazement.
THE HOTEL ROOM.
"Near as we can tell, sir, it's some
kind of alien ship, partially constructed....No,
sir, I don't think we should do anything
drastic until we have more information...Yes,
She hangs up the phone and turns to join Teal'c and Jonas who
are sitting at a table behind her, looking at her laptop.
"General Hammond's going to hold off
calling in the troops until we can figure
out who built this thing and why."
"Well, all the disks we got from the
shipyards are encoded. I can't read
any of them."
"Let me try."
"Yeah." (He gets up to let her take
"Adrian Conrad illegally acquired a
symbiote from Colonel Maybourne. It
is possible he also acquired alien technology."
"I don't know...I mean this is unlike
anything the Russians or the NID ever
"Then there must be some kind of alien
presence her in town."
"It looks that way...but how did they
"It is not probable they arrived through
"If they came by ship, why would they
be building another one?"
"Perhaps and accident or a malfunction."
"Well, either way, they're not finished...which
means they'll be back. My guess is they
work under the cover of darkness."
"They only come out at night."
"OK...I think I can break this code,
but it's gonna take a while."
THE SHIPYARDS - NIGHT.
Teal'c and Jonas are sitting in the car. They are on a stakeout.
Jonas and Teal'c shift things around and place Zats on the dashboard.
"Teal'c, is there any activity?"
"Negative. How is the decryption progressing?"
We see the streets at night. Then we see the Sheriff turning
out his bedside lamp and closing his eyes in slumber. Seconds
later his eyes come wide open and he gets out of bed and heads
toward his clothes. Then we see Teal'c and Jonas back I the car
watching as cars begin to approach the enclosed dock.
Teal'c picks up some binoculars to get a closer look at the arriving
cars. Scene jumps to Sam who is making headway on the decryption.
We see a window on the computer pop up which contains hieroglyphs.
"Oh, my God."
Teal'c is watching people get out of their cars and walk into
"Teal'c, come in."
"Major Carter, many of the towns people
have arrived at the shipyard."
"They're Goa'uld, repeat, the people
building the ship are Goa'uld."
"How is that possible?"
"Flemming and Stofer really were doing
cloning research...only it was Adrian
Conrad's symbiote that they cloned."
"Why did we not sense their presence?"
"There's no Naquadah in their blood."
"There's way to many of 'em."
"You guys better get back here. I'll
see if I can translate more of this
Just as Teal'c is turning the key in the ignition, the driver's
side door opens. The Deputy is pointing a gun at him.
"Hold it. Leave the weapons on the dash.
Put your hands in the air and get out
of the car."
Another man comes to Jonas' door, opens it and points a gun at
"What is this?"
"Get in the van."
Teal'c and Jonas climb into the back of a van which has parked
behind their car as the other man grabs the Zats off the dash.
THE HOTEL ROOM.
Sam looks up as she hears cars approaching outside. She looks
through the window to see a line of people advance toward her
room. She digs into her back and pulls out her pistol. There
are noises of people trying to get through the door. She digs
through the back again and pulls out the syringe they got from
Dr. Flemming's house, removes the needle cover, inverts the syringe
and squirts a little bit out of the needle.
THE BACK OF THE VAN.
Jonas and Tea'c are sitting on one side of the back with the
Deputy sitting across from them with his gun still held on them.
The other man is driving.
"Where are you taking us?"
"Back to the motel. We want you out
of town by daybreak." (The Deputy puts
his gun in it's holster.) "I'm agent
Cross, that's agent Singer (indicating
"So you know what's goin' on here?"
"Of course, we've been monitoring the
situation for the last three months."
"They are waiting for the symbiotes
to complete the ship."
"It's going to be the first line of
our new planetary defense system."
"You set this whole thing up?"
"No...we just took advantage of the
situation. Immunitech cloned the symbiotes.
Then there was some kind of an accident.
We figure Flemming was the first to
be infected and then he went after the
"Flemming is the one who tipped us off."
"The symbiotes are immature. They are
too weak to assert permanent control..."
"...But when the hosts go to sleep,
they take over. When people wake up
the next morning, they're a little tire,
but none the wiser."
"That's why Flemming was on Amphetamines."
"You may acquire a ship, but what of
"Oh, don't worry about them, we have
ways of dealing with that situation."
"We will report this to Stargate Command."
"Go ahead. This isn't some rogue operation.
We have the full support of our superiors.
And when this mission is competed, we
will have succeeded where the SGC failed
for five years. We have all the angles
Jonas shakes his head in disgust. Teal'c stares at him.
Sam is seated in a chair with her hands cuffed to the chair behind
her. The Sheriff is placing a cloth over her mouth and nose.
She struggles for a minute and then goes limp. Her head flops
forward. There is a woman standing behind the Sheriff and there
are several other people standing opposite them watching. The
Sheriff joins the others and nods to the woman who was standing
behind him. She reaches into a small cooler with a pair of tongs
and pulls out one of several small symbiotes from the water inside
the cooler. She walks up behind Sam with the symbiote. A rear
neck entry is assumed and seconds later, Sam's head pops up and
her eyes flash.
The van arrives. It is still night. Teal'c and Jonas run to the
room as they notice the door is wide open. Jonas is the first
"Sam? Sam?" (He continues on to check
the bathroom. Satisfied that she is
no longer there, he turns back to the
others on his way out of the room.)
"They took her."
The camera pans down as the exit the room to show the empty syringe,
unnoticed, under the bed. Jonas and Teal'c walk to the end of
the van and then Jonas stops and turns to Cross and Singer.
"You have to do something."
"Relax. We have a containment team on
stand-by for emergencies. We can have
this whole town locked down and quarantined
in forty-five minutes."
"Then do so."
"Your operation is blown, Agent Cross.
The symbiotes know we're on to 'em."
"This is Cross. We have a code six,
I repeat, a code six. This is not a
drill." (Then to Teal'c and Jonas) "We
just lost five hundred years of technical
"It's much worse than that..."
Cross turns toward Singer (who was standing behind him). Singer
is holding a Zat on them. We see the Zat fire.
Jonas, groggy, is coming to and sees Sam standing in front of
him. He moans and tries to focus his eyes.
"Sam...you all right?"
Teal'c is now awake as well and both are cuffed in the same manner
Sam had been earlier, as is Cross. Teal'c is in the middle, Jonas
to his left, Cross to his left. Jonas moves his hands and notices
the cuffs for the first time.
"What's goin' on?"
Sam backhands him across the cheek, much to his surprise.
"You should only speak when spoken to..."
We see the Sheriff nod to the same woman, who opens the same
cooler and pulls out a symbiote for Cross. Seconds after the
symbiote is implanted, his head pops up and his eyes glow.
"Welcome, brother. You know where you
"I have the memories of my host."
"Good. When the containment team gets
here, you and Agent Singer will take
the symbiotes and report back to NID
The same Townsperson we saw speaking to the people on the first
night, warning them they would have to deal with SG-1 if they
became a problem, is standing next to the Sheriff.
"What about the rest of us?"
"We'll be detained."
"It'll only be a matter of days before
we've taken control of the organization."
Teal'c is observing with his usual keen eye, especially Carter;
Jonas looks totally confused.
"That's an ambitious plan." (Sam makes
a move like she is going to whack him
again.) "Easy...okay? Sorry."
"The irony is, we only wanted to get
off this pathetic planet, but when we
realized they were watching us, we came
up with a new plan."
Cross and Singer take two coolers from the woman at the desk
and start to leave.
"Wait...Major Carter was writing a report
on her computer. It would be better
if the containment team didn't find
"Get the computer first."
Cross nods and they depart.
"Should we use these two as hosts?"
"No." (She walks over to lift Teal'c's
cap.) "This one is Jaffa." (Then she
walks toward the others.)
"Sholva! You should be serving your
"Apophis, the false god, is dead."
"Really?" (Shifting his eyes toward
Jonas.) "What about this one?"
"He's an alien. The humans don't really
trust him." (Jonas gets a "what?" look
on his face. Sam picks up a Zat off
a desk, activates it and aims it at
Teal'c and Jonas.) "We'll have to kill
OUT IN THE STREETS.
Trucks and troops are arriving and closing down the town. We
see Cross grab Sam's lap top from the hotel room. Then we see
troops bust into the Sheriff's Office to reveal the Sheriff and
the others unconscious on the floor. Teal'c and Jonas are still
cuffed to the chairs. Sam is not there. Next we see Cross and
Singer approach a road block.
"What's our status?"
"Perimeter is in place. We're ready
to begin rounding up the citizens."
"Excellent. Agent Singer and I are going
to need transportation immediately to
"I'll call in the chopper."
Just then another agent pulls the bolt on his rifle. A police
car approaches the roadblock.
Several agents approach the police car, their weapons raised.
"Get out of the car! Keep your hands
where we can see 'em!"
Sam gets out...hands raised.
"I'm Major Carter, United State Air
Force. I have important information
for Agent Cross."
Krieger looks behind him to where Cross and Singer are standing.
"Let her through."
Sam approaches the two and the trio heads off toward the other
side of the van and away from the other agents.
"What are you doing here? You were supposed
to be detained with the others."
"Major Carter's far more valuable to
you if she hasn't been exposed."
"That wasn't part of the plan."
"No. She's right...while we're taking
over the NID, she can infiltrate Stargate
"It's too risky."
"You worry too much." (He reaches in
and pulls out one of the coolers.) "The
humans have no idea what's going on
"Oooh, I wouldn't exactly say that."
(She zats them both.) "You guys aren't
nearly as smart as you think you are."
Sam, Hammond, Jonas and Teal'c are sitting around the briefing
room table again.
"I translated enough of the Goa'uld
writing to know that Immuitech had engineered
the symbiotes with a built-in kill switch...a
susceptibility to a particular antibiotic."
"The syringe...so we had it along?"
"When I saw the Goa'uld coming, I figured
I had nothing to lose, so I injected
myself and it acted like a vaccine.
It took only a few minutes to kill the
symbiote and then...I just played along."
"We had similar results with the townspeople.
They all responded positively to the
"Each dead symbiote will slowly break
down and be absorbed into the host body."
"Do the townspeople have any recollection
of these events?"
"As far as they know, they were all
inoculated against an outbreak of meningitis."
"So what about the ship?"
"It's been transferred to Area 51. Even
though it's not complete, it may still
"All right. Dismissed."
Hammond and Teal'c get up and leave. Sam and Jonas linger.
"So when we were in the Sheriff's Office...you
were in complete control?"
"And you felt it absolutely necessary...to
really slap me."
"Had to make it look good...let's get