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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 605

                                     "NIGHTWALKERS"

                                           By

                             Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie




               EARTH

               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.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Hello?"

               
                                     FLEMMING
                         "Is this Major Samantha Carter?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Who is this?"

               
                                     FLEMMING
                         "My name is Richard Flemming. You don't 
                         know me, but I need your help."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "It's 2 o'clock in the morning."

               
                                     FLEMMING
                         "I know what happened to you. I know 
                         about Adrian Conrad."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Who are you?"

               
                                     FLEMMING
                         "They never shut the project down, Major, 
                         and now it's out of control."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "What project?"

               
                                     FLEMMING
                         "You have to protect me. They know that 
                         I..."
 
               
               Sam can hear screeching and crashing sounds through the phone 
               and then a dial tone.
 
                                     SAM
                         " Hello?"

               
               
               SGC BRIEFING ROOM

               Sam, Hammond, Jonas and Teal'c are sitting around the table.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         "His name is Doctor Richard Flemming. 
                         He's a biologist, formerly a professor 
                         of advanced genetics at Stanford."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "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..."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "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."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Adrian Conrad."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Who?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "You don't know?" (Jonas shrugs.)

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Adrian Conrad was a man who had himself 
                         implanted with a stolen symbiote in 
                         order to cure himself of a deadly disease."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "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."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "We need to talk to this Dr. Flemming."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "He was reported missing this morning, 
                         sir. They found his car totaled, but 
                         there was no body."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "This obviously warrants further investigation. 
                         I'll have transportation arranged for 
                         the three of you."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Colonel O'Neill won't be joining us?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "The Tok'ra are still looking for a 
                         suitable host for his symbiote."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "You'll have to do your best without 
                         him. Dismissed."
 
               
               Hammond and Teal'c leave the briefing room. Sam and Jonas linger 
               at the table.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "You knew who Adrian Conrad was, didn't 
                         you?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, I've memorized all your mission 
                         reports...I just don't want people around 
                         here to start thinking I'm...strange."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "People don't think you're...strange."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "What about Colonel O'Neill?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "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 
               digital camera.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "What are you doing?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "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..."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "I'm going to go talk to the Sheriff. 
                         Keep an eye on Teal'c."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Sure."

               
               Sam walks up to Teal'c as Jonas begins to take pictures of the 
               surrounding area.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "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.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Excuse me...Hi."

               
                                     DEPUTY
                         "Hi. Can I help you?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Major Samantha Carter with the Air 
                         Force. I'm looking for Sheriff Knox."
 
                         
               
               The Deputy points behind her.

               
                                     KNOX
                         "I'm Sheriff Knox. Welcome to Steveston, 
                         Major."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Thank you, sir."

               
                                     KNOX
                         "Hey, those doughnuts..." (then to Sam) 
                         "You want anything, Major?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Oh...no, thank you."

               
                                     DEPUTY
                         "Sure thing..." (He leaves.)

               
                                     KNOX
                         "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.
 
               
                                     KNOX
                         "So, uh....you're looking for information 
                         about Dr. Richard Flemming?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "That's right. I understand he's missing."
 
                         
               
                                     KNOX
                         "We found his car in a ditch outside 
                         of town. It was pretty badly smashed 
                         up, but there was no sign of him."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Can I see the car?"

               
               Knox hands her a file folder which contains a photo of the wrecked 
               car.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "You think he walked away from this?"
 
                         
               
                                     KNOX
                         "Look, Major...no offense, but this 
                         is my problem. The Air Force has no 
                         jurisdiction here."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "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 
                         you help."
 
               
                                     KNOX
                         "We haven't had a murder in this county 
                         in eight years."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "So, you don't think it was an accident..."
 
                         
               
                                     KNOX
                         "Well, at the very least, someone didn't 
                         want us to find the body. "
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Did you know him?"

               
                                     KNOX
                         "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."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Strange how?"

               
                                     KNOX
                         "Nervous...agitated. We found these 
                         in his glove compartment."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Amphetamines."

               
                                     KNOX
                         "He had no history of drug use."

               
                                     SAM
                         "I'd like to see his lab, if I may."
 
                         
               
                                     KNOX
                         "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.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Flemming's lab was destroyed in a fire."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "So what now?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "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 
               around.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Find anything?"

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Nothing of interest."

               
                                     SAM
                         "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."
 
                         
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Major Carter..."

               
               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.
 
               
                                     DELIVERY WOMAN
                         "Can you sign for this?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Uh, sure."

               
               Sam signs for the package and the driver gives it to her.

               
                                     DELIVERY WOMAN
                         "Thanks."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Thank you."

               
               Sam closes the front door as the driver leaves. Sam brings the 
               package back into the computer room where Teal'c and Jonas are 
               waiting.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, this is...odd."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "What is it?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "This package to Dr. Richard Flemming 
                         was sent from Dr. Richard Flemming."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Why would he send something to himself?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "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 
               liquid.
 
               
               
               A HOTEL.

               All three are inside and it is evening.

               
                                     SAM
                         "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."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Perhaps his paranoia was well founded...He 
                         is missing. His place of work was destroyed 
                         and all evidence was removed from his 
                         home."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "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."
 
                         
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, if that's true...then a lot of 
                         people would kill to get their hands 
                         on it."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "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 
               to speak.
 
               
                                     TOWNSPERSON
                         "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 
                         with them."
 
               
               
               Commercial Break

               
               
               STEVESTON OR.

               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.
 
               
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Mm."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Nice lunch."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Mm. I'm really starting to enjoy this, 
                         uh, traditional American food. Mm."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "We have another tradition...it's called 
                         hardened arteries." (She eats one of 
                         his fries.)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Were you able to learn anything?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "No one who worked at Immunitech wants 
                         to talk."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Our attempts to gather information 
                         from the local town folk proved equally 
                         fruitless."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "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."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "What are you talking about?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "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 
                         asleep."
 
               
               At that moment, the Deputy approaches the table.

               
                                     DEPUTY
                         "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.
 
               
               
               SHERIFF'S OFFICE

               Sam is sitting across the desk from the Sheriff again.

               
                                     KNOX
                         "I understand you and your colleagues 
                         have been asking a lot of questions 
                         around town."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         " Yeah. Is that a problem?"

               
                                     KNOX
                         "We found gasoline residue at the lab...a 
                         lot of it."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "So the fire was deliberate."

               
                                     KNOX
                         "Which means the stakes have gotten 
                         a lot higher. Major, if you know something..."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Sheriff, I already told you...my investigation 
                         pertains to a matter of..."
 
               
                                     KNOX
                         "National Security, I know."

               
                                     SAM
                         "The truth is...I didn't get any useful 
                         information this morning."
 
               
                                     KNOX
                         "I'm not surprised. Everyone who worked 
                         at the lab had a confidentiality agreement. 
                         Nobody wants to get sued."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, now that we know it was arson, 
                         maybe the company will be willing to 
                         cooperate."
 
               
                                     KNOX
                         " I wouldn't be too sure about that."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, they're gonna want to know who 
                         burned their lab down."
 
               
                                     KNOX
                         "There's something you don't know. Two 
                         months ago, another Immunitech researcher 
                         named Peter Stofer disappeared. The 
                         case was never solved."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Why didn't you tell me this?"

               
                                     KNOX
                         "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..."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "So, nobody wants to hear anything bad 
                         about them..."
 
               
                                     KNOX
                         "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."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "What do you mean?"

               
               Knox picks up a storage box and places it on his desk.

               
                                     KNOX
                         "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.

               
                                     SAM
                         "Did Stofer work with Dr. Flemming?"
 
                         
               
                                     KNOX
                         "They were partners."

               
                                     SAM
                         "I'm gonna need to borrow these."

               
               THE HOTEL ROOM

               Sam, Teal'c and Jonas are looking through the files she got from 
               the Sheriff.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, this is interesting. It's a shipping 
                         invoice. Flemming and Stofer ordered 
                         all the latest material on stem cell 
                         research."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Really?" (Sam hands the invoice to 
                         Jonas.) "Hmm. There is no record of 
                         Immunitech doing that area. That's..."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "I know."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Why would they keep that a secret?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, stem cells can be used to create 
                         skin grafts or replacement organs, but 
                         theoretically, they can also be used 
                         to create human clones."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Which is illegal."

               
                                     SAM
                         "So if they were doing some kind of 
                         cloning research and Flemming decided 
                         to blow the whistle..."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "He would have to be silenced."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "But why would he call you?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "It must have something to do with Adrian 
                         Conrad. We should go through the rest 
                         of this stuff...see if anything turns 
                         up."
 
               
               
               STEVESTON AT NIGHT

               Teal'c and Jonas are walking down the street toward a local pub.
 
               
               
                                     JONAS
                         "This town certainly does get quiet 
                         at night."
 
               
               They enter the pub and things get quiet.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Evening."

               
               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.
 
               
                                     BARKEEP
                         "What can I getcha?"

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Ginger Ale."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "I'll have the same."

               
               The barkeep leaves to get their drinks.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "It does not appear we are welcome here."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "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.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "You have much to learn about humans."
 
                         
                                     JONAS
                         "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.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Thanks."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I have a sufficient understanding of 
                         Earth culture."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "But you'll never really be one of them."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "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.)
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "I guess that's the difference between 
                         us...I don't think I'll be able to go 
                         back."
 
               
               Teal'c's smile fades and at that moment several of the bar patrons 
               approach the duo.
 
               
                                     ABGS
                         "You're in our seats."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "There are many empty seats."

               
                                     ABG
                         "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.
 
               
                                     KNOX
                         "Is there a problem here?"

               
               Teal'c turns his head to look at the Sheriff.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "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.
 
               
                                     KNOX
                         "What was that?"

               
                                     ABG
                         "They're not fit to be in our presence."
 
                         
               
                                     KNOX
                         "If you do anything to jeopardize this 
                         operation...I will kill you myself."
 
                         
               
               
               Commercial Break

               
               THE DINER

               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.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "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 
                         antibiotic."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "So...some kind of, uh, miracle drug..."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "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.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "That's the guy from the bar." (He gets 
                         up from the table and walks to pat the 
                         guy on the back.) "Hi."
 
               
                                     ABG
                         "Hello?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Sorry about our...misunderstanding 
                         last night."
 
               
                                     ABG
                         "Excuse me?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "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.
 
               
                                     ABG
                         "I'm afraid you've got me mistaken for 
                         someone else."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         " I don't think so."

               
                                     ABG
                         "Last night, I was home in bed."

               
               
                                     TIME JUMP
                         They exit the diner and begin walking 
                         down the street.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "That's a little strange...he didn't 
                         seem to remember us."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Perhaps he had consumed to much alcohol."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Though of that, but he wasn't showing 
                         any of the signs of a hangover."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Maybe he didn't want his wife to know 
                         he was in the bar."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "He didn't have a wedding ring."

               
               Teal'c is leading and he stops and turns toward the others.
 
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         " We are being watched...the silver 
                         car..."
 
               
               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.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "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.
 
               
                                     DHM
                         "OK. Take it easy."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Why are you following us?"

               
                                     DHM
                         "I don't know what you're talking about."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Teal'c..."

               
               Teal'c pulls up harder on the guy's shirt.

               
                                     DHM
                         "All right...all right, all right. I 
                         wasn't sure if you could be trusted."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "With what?"

               
                                     DHM
                         "I was a security guard at Immunitech." 
                         He hands Sam an ID badge and she looks 
                         it over.) "I think Dr. Flemming was 
                         murdered."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Why would you say that?"

               
                                     DHM
                         "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 
                         help him."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Why you?"

               
                                     DHM
                         "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."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Why didn't you tell the Sheriff?"
 
                         
               
                                     DHM
                         "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 
                         fire."
 
               
               Sam puts the ID badge back in the man's vest pocket.

               
               
               THE HOTEL ROOM.

               
                                     SAM
                         "They only come out at night. What exactly 
                         is that supposed to mean?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Maybe this has something to do with 
                         what happened to us in the bar."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Indeed."

               
                                     SAM
                         "What did happen to you at the bar?"
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "We were met with hostility."

               
                                     SAM
                         "You didn't say anything weird, did 
                         you?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Why are you looking at me?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Anyway, random aggressiveness at a 
                         bar isn't that unusual."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "But why didn't the man from the restaurant 
                         remember me?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Are you sure it was the same guy?"
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Positive."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Jonas Quinn is correct. It was the 
                         same man."
 
               
               Jonas; "Yesterday, you said that there was evidence that Flemming 
               and Stofer were conducting research into cloning."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "No, I said there was evidence they 
                         were reading up on stem cells."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "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 
                         a clone."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "No, no, no. Jonas. You can create replicas 
                         of fully grown people. They'd be infants."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Still, the people of this town are 
                         behaving strangely...even for humans."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "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.) 
                         "What?"
 
               
               
               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).
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "You noticed these tire marks from the 
                         road?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "I didn't think much of 'em at the time."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "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.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "You have got to teach me how to do 
                         that."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Wormhole theory, motorcycle riding 
                         and lock-picking."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "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.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "In there." (They follow her and begin 
                         looking around the office. Sam starts 
                         flipping through a tray of CDs). "Somebody's 
                         been busy."
 
               
               Teal'c finds a blueprint on a table and unrolls it.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "These appear to be schematics."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Yeah, but for what?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "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.
 
               
               Commercial Break

               
               THE HOTEL ROOM.

               
                                     SAM
                         "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, 
                         sir. Understood."
 
               
               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.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "General Hammond's going to hold off 
                         calling in the troops until we can figure 
                         out who built this thing and why."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, all the disks we got from the 
                         shipyards are encoded. I can't read 
                         any of them."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Let me try."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yeah." (He gets up to let her take 
                         his place.)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Adrian Conrad illegally acquired a 
                         symbiote from Colonel Maybourne. It 
                         is possible he also acquired alien technology."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "I don't know...I mean this is unlike 
                         anything the Russians or the NID ever 
                         had."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Then there must be some kind of alien 
                         presence her in town."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "It looks that way...but how did they 
                         get here?"
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "It is not probable they arrived through 
                         the Stargate."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "If they came by ship, why would they 
                         be building another one?"
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Perhaps and accident or a malfunction."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, either way, they're not finished...which 
                         means they'll be back. My guess is they 
                         work under the cover of darkness."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "They only come out at night."

               
                                     SAM
                         "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.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         "Teal'c, is there any activity?"

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Negative. How is the decryption progressing?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Slowly."

               
               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.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Something's happening."

               
               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.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         "Oh, my God."

               
               Teal'c is watching people get out of their cars and walk into 
               the building.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Teal'c, come in."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Major Carter, many of the towns people 
                         have arrived at the shipyard."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "They're Goa'uld, repeat, the people 
                         building the ship are Goa'uld."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "How is that possible?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Flemming and Stofer really were doing 
                         cloning research...only it was Adrian 
                         Conrad's symbiote that they cloned."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Why did we not sense their presence?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "There's no Naquadah in their blood."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "There's way to many of 'em."

               
                                     SAM
                         "You guys better get back here. I'll 
                         see if I can translate more of this 
                         text."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Affirmative."

               
               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.
 
               
                                     DEPUTY
                         "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 
               Jonas.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "What is this?"

               
                                     OTHER MAN
                         "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.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Where are you taking us?"

               
                                     DEPUTY
                         "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 
                         the driver)...N.I.D."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "So you know what's goin' on here?"
 
                         
               
                                     CROSS
                         "Of course, we've been monitoring the 
                         situation for the last three months."
 
                         
                                     TEAL'C
                         "They are waiting for the symbiotes 
                         to complete the ship."
 
               
                                     CROSS
                         "It's going to be the first line of 
                         our new planetary defense system."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "You set this whole thing up?"

               
                                     CROSS
                         "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 
                         other townspeople."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Flemming is the one who tipped us off."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "The symbiotes are immature. They are 
                         too weak to assert permanent control..."
 
                         
               
                                     CROSS
                         "...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."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "That's why Flemming was on Amphetamines."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "You may acquire a ship, but what of 
                         the townspeople?"
 
               
                                     CROSS
                         "Oh, don't worry about them, we have 
                         ways of dealing with that situation."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "We will report this to Stargate Command."
 
                         
               
                                     CROSS
                         "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 
                         covered."
 
               
               Jonas shakes his head in disgust. Teal'c stares at him.

               
               
               SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

               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.
 
               
               Commercial Break

               
               THE HOTEL

               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 
               to enter.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "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.
 
               
               
                                     JONAS
                         "You have to do something."

               
                                     CROSS
                         "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."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Then do so."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Your operation is blown, Agent Cross. 
                         The symbiotes know we're on to 'em."
 
                         
               
                                     CROSS
                         "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 
                         advancement."
 
               
                                     SINGER
                         "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.
 
               
               
               SHERIFF'S OFFICE

               Jonas, groggy, is coming to and sees Sam standing in front of 
               him. He moans and tries to focus his eyes.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "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.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "What's goin' on?"

               
               Sam backhands him across the cheek, much to his surprise.

               
                                     SAM
                         "You should only speak when spoken to..."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Okay..."

               
               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.
 
               
               
                                     SHERIFF
                         "Welcome, brother. You know where you 
                         are?"
 
               
                                     CROSS
                         "I have the memories of my host."

               
                                     SHERIFF
                         "Good. When the containment team gets 
                         here, you and Agent Singer will take 
                         the symbiotes and report back to NID 
                         headquarters."
 
               
               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.
 
               
                                     TOWNSPERSON
                         "What about the rest of us?"

               
                                     SHERIFF
                         "We'll be detained."

               
                                     SINGER
                         "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.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "That's an ambitious plan." (Sam makes 
                         a move like she is going to whack him 
                         again.) "Easy...okay? Sorry."
 
               
                                     SHERIFF
                         "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.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Wait...Major Carter was writing a report 
                         on her computer. It would be better 
                         if the containment team didn't find 
                         it."
 
               
                                     SHERIFF
                         "Get the computer first."

               
               Cross nods and they depart.

               
                                     TOWNSPERSON
                         "Should we use these two as hosts?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "No." (She walks over to lift Teal'c's 
                         cap.) "This one is Jaffa." (Then she 
                         walks toward the others.)
 
               
                                     SHERIFF
                         "Sholva! You should be serving your 
                         God."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Apophis, the false god, is dead."
 
                         
               
                                     SHERIFF
                         "Really?" (Shifting his eyes toward 
                         Jonas.) "What about this one?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "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 
                         them."
 
               
               
               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.
 
               
                                     CROSS
                         "Sergeant Krieger."

               
                                     KRIEGER
                         "Agent Cross..."

               
                                     CROSS
                         "What's our status?"

               
                                     KRIEGER
                         "Perimeter is in place. We're ready 
                         to begin rounding up the citizens."
 
                         
               
                                     CROSS
                         "Excellent. Agent Singer and I are going 
                         to need transportation immediately to 
                         headquarters."
 
               
                                     KRIEGER
                         "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.
 
               
               
                                     AGENT #1
                         "Get out of the car! Keep your hands 
                         where we can see 'em!"
 
               
               Sam gets out...hands raised.

               
                                     SAM
                         "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.
 
               
               
                                     CROSS
                         "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.
 
                                     CROSS
                         "What are you doing here? You were supposed 
                         to be detained with the others."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Major Carter's far more valuable to 
                         you if she hasn't been exposed."
 
               
                                     CROSS
                         "That wasn't part of the plan."

               
                                     SINGER
                         "No. She's right...while we're taking 
                         over the NID, she can infiltrate Stargate 
                         Command."
 
               
                                     CROSS
                         "It's too risky."

               
                                     SINGER
                         "You worry too much." (He reaches in 
                         and pulls out one of the coolers.) "The 
                         humans have no idea what's going on 
                         here."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Oooh, I wouldn't exactly say that." 
                         (She zats them both.) "You guys aren't 
                         nearly as smart as you think you are."
 
                         
               
               
               SGC

               Sam, Hammond, Jonas and Teal'c are sitting around the briefing 
               room table again.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "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."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "The syringe...so we had it along?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "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."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "We had similar results with the townspeople. 
                         They all responded positively to the 
                         treatment."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Each dead symbiote will slowly break 
                         down and be absorbed into the host body."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Do the townspeople have any recollection 
                         of these events?"
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "As far as they know, they were all 
                         inoculated against an outbreak of meningitis."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "So what about the ship?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "It's been transferred to Area 51. Even 
                         though it's not complete, it may still 
                         prove valuable."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "All right. Dismissed."

               
               Hammond and Teal'c get up and leave. Sam and Jonas linger.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "So when we were in the Sheriff's Office...you 
                         were in complete control?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "That's right."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "And you felt it absolutely necessary...to 
                         really slap me."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Had to make it look good...let's get 
                         some lunch."
 
               
               THE END

               

Nightwalkers



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


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