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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 219

                                    "ONE FALSE STEP"

                                           By

                             John Sanborn & Michael Kaplan




               Control Room

               
               A UAV is about to be launched

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         UAV is a go for launch, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Launch.

               
                                     JACK
                         That never gets old. I love that.

               
                                     TECH
                         UAV will arrive at PJ2-445 in three,two,one.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Automatic Terrain Radar System is functioning. 
                         You know, lf this technology works out, 
                         sir, we'll be able to do more long-range 
                         reconnaissance.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Cool.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sensors are indicating sporadic spots 
                         of heat.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What are they?

               
                                     SAM
                         When we were there yesterday, sir, we 
                         didn't get this far from the gate. It 
                         could be anything. Air vents, warm water 
                         springs.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Perhaps, life forms?

               
                                     SAM
                         Motion detectors don't indicate any 
                         movement, sir.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Losing signal.

               
                                     SAM
                         What? That shouldn't be happening. Switching 
                         to manual control.
 
               
               
               
               They watch the video link from the UAV

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Come on, Captain. Pull it up.

               
                                     SAM
                         I can't, sir.

               
               
               
               It crashes into a plant

               
               
               
                                     TECH
                         Lost signal. Trying to re-establish.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         This doesn't any make sense. This UAV 
                         was specially designed for exactly this 
                         type of radio control.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What was that it crashed into?

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm no botanist, sir, but it looked 
                         like some sort of plant life.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         We have visual contact re-established.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We didn't need that UAV, did we, sir?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I need the flight recorder, sir, to 
                         determine why the controls failed. Estimated 
                         distance from the gate is 10 miles.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Six hours there and back.

               
               
               
               Someone appears on the screen and looks at the camera

               
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         That would confirm the presence of life 
                         forms on PJ2-445.
 
               
               
               
               The UAV is being carried away

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, I guess that changes the priority 
                         of this mission, eh sir?
 
               
               
               SG1 arrive on the planet

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Dťjŗ vu.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am unfamiliar with that term.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It means I feel like I've been here 
                         before.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That is correct, Daniel Jackson. Yesterday, 
                         when we first arrived on this planet.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Right. What was I thinking?

               
               
               
               Daniel sneezes

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Bless.

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm not picking up the locating beacon 
                         on the UAV, but the crash site should 
                         be this way.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I thought the alien on the video looked 
                         fairly docile. More curious than harmful.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I thought it looked bald, white and 
                         naked.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Since it is their planet, is it not 
                         we who are the aliens?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Actually, The word alien refers to anything 
                         characteristic of a very different place 
                         or culture. Anything really strange 
                         relative from our own perspective.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Think we call you alien because you're 
                         from Chulak? Ha! Kinda weird, huh? Captain, 
                         why don't you start..
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, Plant life on Earth accounts for 
                         more than 80% of our medicinal resources. 
                         We should really check it out.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Check it out.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         These other ones must not be full-grown 
                         I guess.
 
               
               
               
               He sneezes again

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Bless.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, boy.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The UAV was dragged in that direction.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         And that direction it is.

               
               
               
               The come to a village consisting of basic domed dwellings

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Dwellings.

               
                                     JACK
                         Lots of them.

               
               
               
               Sam see's someone to her side and nudges Daniel. The alien is 
               bald and naked and seems to be covered in a white substance. 
               It also appears to be a-sexual. Daniel pulls on Jack's arm
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah?

               
               
               
               Daniel tries to get his attention again

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
               
               
               He turns and see's the alien. He looks at him through his binoculars
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hi. Well, I guess that was the wrong 
                         thing to say.
 
               
               
               
               The alien runs off, making a high pitched noise as he goes

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         What do you think, Daniel? Are they 
                         friendly spirits?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I guess we should go find out.

               
               
               
               They get to the village. Daniel holds up his hand and speaks
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hello. I'm Daniel Jackson.

               
               
               
               The aliens mimic the movement of his mouth, but don't speak
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Try smiling.

               
                                     JACK
                         This is bizarre.

               
                                     SAM
                         Uh, Daniel.

               
               
               
               The aliens begin to crowd around them

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Keep smiling. Don't move.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am not fond of this.

               
                                     JACK
                         Me neither.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         They just wanna see what we feel like.
 
                         
               
               
               
               One of the aliens, takes Daniel's knife

               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, hey! Wait!

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         One of them got my knife.

               
                                     SAM
                         I got it. Hey, there. Hi. That's not 
                         for you. Itís very dangerous. Could 
                         I have it back, please?
 
               
               
               
               Daniel sneezes, which frightens the aliens. He drops the knife, 
               which cuts Sam's hand
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Agh!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         it's... it's just a sneeze.

               
                                     JACK
                         Carter, how's your hand?

               
                                     SAM
                         It'll be all right, sir.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have never before encountered such 
                         a species.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm gonna try and communicate again.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Want some company?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think it'll be less intimidating if 
                         I go alone.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         All right. Find out what you can about 
                         the UAV.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         OK.

               
               
               
               He goes into one of the structures. One of the locals is painting 
               white stripes on another one's face. Daniel sit's by them on 
               the ground. He points at himself.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So. Daniel. You don't, You don't speak 
                         at all, do you? OK.
 
               
               
               
               He draws a stick person, on the floor. He points at himself
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's .

               
               
               
               The draw random lines over it and then one of them paints white 
               stripes on Daniel's face
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you.

               
               
               
               Outside

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         You gotta wonder what they're talking 
                         about in there.
 
               
               
               
               Back inside, Daniel is running around pretending to fly and making 
               the sound of the UAV.
 
               
               He goes outside and sit's by Jack

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, they're not naked. They're covered 
                         with something. Look. Itís some sort 
                         of body paint that hardens into a second 
                         skin when it dries. Well, I have to 
                         admit this is one of the stranger cultures 
                         I've ever seen. As far as I can tell, 
                         they're communal, but there's little 
                         sign of actual of social communication. 
                         I haven't seen any tools or signs of 
                         a functional civilization.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So they're a little less evolved than 
                         we are.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, we don't wanna jump to any conclusions. 
                         Remember the Nox.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         And they did build these, homes.

               
                                     JACK
                         That's a kind appraisal. What about 
                         the UAV?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I've tried everything I know about rudimentary 
                         communication. And, to be honest, I've 
                         had more successful conversations with 
                         dogs.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         So they're probably a little less evolved 
                         than we are.
 
               
               
               
               The aliens bring the UAV out. One of them looks at Daniel and 
               flaps his arm
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes! Yes! The, the,the... the. Yes! 
                         Thank you. This is a major breakthrough.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Oil from the UAV has gotten onto one of the aliens hands. Daniel 
               sneezes
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm sorry. This is,this is nothing to 
                         worry about.
 
               
               
               
               The alien falls to the ground

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Of course, I could be wrong.

               
                                     SAM
                         I can't find a pulse, but I don't know 
                         if that means anything. He's still breathing.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Captain, why don't we back off for now, 
                         huh?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I really hope this isn't because I sneezed 
                         on him.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This one appeared to have lubricant 
                         from the UAV on his hands. Perhaps that 
                         is what has made him ill.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Could be their national pastime for 
                         all we know. Maybe they got low blood 
                         sugar
 
               
               
               
               They begin to make a high pitched wailing sound

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         They're singing.

               
                                     JACK
                         is that what that is?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Some Native American as well as African 
                         and Aboriginal tribes believe that music 
                         and chants have medicinal powers.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         The sound is incredible.

               
               
               
               More aliens fall to the ground

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I guess it didn't work quite like 
                         they hoped.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill, should we not leave now?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Our presence here may make more of them 
                         ill.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I was wondering the same thing, Daniel. 
                         What if we're causing this?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Look at them. They don't know what's 
                         happening, much less how to help themselves.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         hey, We don't even know what's happening, 
                         much less how to help them.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, whatever it is, it's turning into 
                         an epidemic.
 
               
               
               
               Janet comes through the gate.

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Now, this is a house call. Let's go.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         That way, boys.

               
               
               
               She arrives at the village

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Captain Carter.

               
                                     SAM
                         Dr Frasier.

               
                                     JANET
                         What's the situation?

               
                                     SAM
                         We're up to 14 afflicted. They seem 
                         to just double over in pain and pass 
                         out. From there they remain unconscious. 
                         We've introduced a number of foreign 
                         substances that could be responsible.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         OK. Let's set up over here.

               
                                     JACK
                         And the UAV ran into that plant thing 
                         I showed you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I've been sneezing like crazy ever since 
                         we got here.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I cut my hand. They could have come 
                         in contact with my blood.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         One had lubricant from the UAV on his 
                         hands.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         OK, look, the fact is, it could be somebody's 
                         aftershave. How are they going to react 
                         if I want to run some tests?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The behavior of the group indicates 
                         serious agitation and concern. This 
                         is obviously unusual to them. They're 
                         worried, but they've been very passive 
                         and willing to let us try to help.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Later

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Your tests are all clean.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What about them? I'm pretty limited 
                         here. They may look similar to us, but 
                         they are definitely very different.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You don't know what's wrong, do you?
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         No. If we take one back to Earth, I 
                         can run more extensive tests. Under 
                         Level Two quarantine, it should be safe.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'd like to stay.

               
                                     JACK
                         What for?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Keep trying to communicate with them. 
                         Reassure them we're trying to help.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         I don't see any danger, sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         We're not making things worse by being 
                         here?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         No, I think the damage is probably already 
                         done. Quarantine the sick, in case this 
                         problem is contagious amongst them. 
                         I also suggest you check out the other 
                         villages in the distance. If this illness 
                         is present there, it just may rule us 
                         out as the origin.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         OK. Carter, you go back with Frasier. 
                         Report to General Hammond, and get your 
                         hand looked at. Daniel, Teal'c and I'll 
                         stick around.
 
               
               
               
               The alien is about to be taken through the gate

               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         it's OK. Everything's going to be fine.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Infirmary

               
               
               
                                     MEDIC
                         On three.

               
                                     SAM
                         All right. You're going to be OK.

               
                                     JANET
                         Get this out of here. Give me your stethoscope 
                         when you're done.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         When he got sick, they all gathered 
                         around him and started making this incredible 
                         sound. It was like music.
 
               
               
               
               Back on the planet

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Do you not believe we are responsible, 
                         O'Neill?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, I believe we are.... not. We should 
                         check it out either way.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is possible an alien went to warn 
                         others, and spread the disease.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. I guess.

               
               
               
               Jack falls to the ground

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Whoa! I got it.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Are you all right, O'Neill?

               
                                     JACK
                         I'm fine. Look... Teal'c, I know this 
                         might be tough for you, but do you mind 
                         if we just walked without talking for 
                         a while?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Do you feel an illness?

               
                                     JACK
                         A little headache. I'll be fine.

               
               
               
               Infirmary

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         How's it going?

               
                                     JANET
                         Nothing conclusive yet. I'm gonna do 
                         an ultrasound to see if I can get a 
                         clear picture of their internal organs.
 
                         
               
               
               
               She tries to use the ultrasound, but the alien begins to wail
 
               
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Maybe I'll try another way. There are 
                         a number of common elements in their 
                         blood. Red and white cells, glucose, 
                         protein.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         But you're working with a human frame 
                         of reference.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Exactly. How am I supposed to know what's 
                         normal for these guys?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That's not exactly normal, is it?

               
                                     JANET
                         Not from any anatomy I've learned. Look 
                         at this.
 
               
               
               
               Back on the planet, Daniel see's one of the plants grow out from 
               the ground and go back down
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Whoa! What just happened? Right. Good 
                         impression.
 
               
               
               
               Jack arrives

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         What's up?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The plant. Or, at least, it was.

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         it had grown to over six feet tall, 
                         and when I came up to it, it just shrank 
                         back down into the ground. I'm gonna 
                         back up again, see if it does it again.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Witness if you will... .squat.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, you saw it too. See? Just like 
                         that.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Many of the aliens in nearby villages 
                         are ill.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         OK. What are we gonna do?

               
                                     JACK
                         How should I know?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, we need to do something.

               
                                     JACK
                         I agree with you. But I haven't had 
                         the brilliant revelations you seem to 
                         have had.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Maybe you could try something a little 
                         bit better than inappropriate sarcasm.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You want sarcasm? Nice to meet you.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The alien stands in between them and smiles

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         What's he smiling at?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He appears to be bothered by the tone 
                         you have taken towards each other. As 
                         am l.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c. Head back to the gate. Get a 
                         message to General Hammond. Let him 
                         know what's going on here.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         And the two of you will be fine?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. Yeah. We'll be OK. I'm gonna stick 
                         around and work on this quarantine thing 
                         with plantboy here.
 
               
               
               
               He looks at Daniel and shakes his head as if to apologise

               
               
               
               Infirmary

               
               
               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We just got a report from Teal'c. The 
                         sick now number over a hundred among 
                         the aliens that they could count. The 
                         disease does not appear to be local 
                         to the village you encountered.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         The muscle that I've identified as the 
                         alien's heart is beating more and more 
                         erratically.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So whatever he's got is going to kill 
                         him?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         I don't know how much longer I can keep 
                         this one alive, sir. I'm afraid to administer 
                         drugs because it could make him worse.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, if you don't mind, what are you 
                         thinking?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Captain, I am thinking that the unfortunate 
                         reality is that this scenario was not 
                         totally unexpected.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Actually, the surprising thing is it 
                         hasn't happened more often. We think 
                         it may be because there are so many 
                         transplanted humans from Earth on other 
                         planets that most contagions we carry 
                         are already out there.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah, well, Not in this case.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         unfortunately, There's only so much 
                         time and so many resources that this 
                         facility can devote to this situation.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         Sir, I didn't say it was hopeless.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         They didn't ask for this. They're clearly 
                         unable to help themselves. We just can't 
                         keep trampling through the galaxy with 
                         no regard for the damage that we can 
                         do.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Sir, we need more time.

               
                                     SAM
                         A lot more time.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How much time you've got is not up to 
                         me.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You said it yourself, doctor. They are 
                         dying.
 
               
               
               
               
               
               Jack is inside with the aliens. They begin to go outside

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Get back. Come on. Get back. Fine. Knock 
                         yourself out. Go ahead. Go play in the 
                         street. Don't forget your sun block. 
                         Why aren't you helping me?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's no use. They don't understand. 
                         They wanna be with each other.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We're not gonna stand around doing nothing.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're not doing nothing.

               
                                     JACK
                         You're videotaping a plant!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I think this might be important.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I think you might be losing what's left 
                         of your mind.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What's that supposed to mean?

               
                                     JACK
                         it means that on a good day you can 
                         be a little flaky.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And on a good day you can be a little 
                         ignorant and condescending.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Not condescending. You're obviously 
                         misreading a basic philosophical difference 
                         of opinion on how to handle a crisis.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, Please! We have a difference of 
                         opinion on just about everything.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Give me an example.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't know. Pick something. How about 
                         mythology?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Rumors, lies, fairy tales.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You see?

               
               
               
               He jumps around in a circle

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         See? See? See? Mythology is one of the 
                         primary motivations for cultural development!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Maybe it is, What's that got to do with 
                         filming a plant?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Exactly!

               
                                     JACK
                         What does that mean?!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't know!

               
                                     JACK
                         OK. What was that?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't know. I don't feel so good.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I've got a headache.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Maybe we're getting whatever they have.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Another alien falls to the ground. Daniel and Jack take it inside
 
               
               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Getting worse?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. Kinda. Hey, Teal'c.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Dr Frasier and Captain Carter have had 
                         little success in healing the alien.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, I think Daniel and I are coming 
                         down with something. How are you doing?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I remain unaffected.

               
                                     JACK
                         I think we should probably go back and 
                         get checked out, huh?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will remain.

               
                                     JACK
                         All right, Teal'c. If we're not back 
                         in 24 hours, come on home.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Would you do me a favor? Could you keep 
                         an eye on this plant thing for me?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will keep both of my eyes on it, Daniel 
                         Jackson.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you.

               
               
               
               They begin their hike to the gate. Daniel stops and looks back 
               at the village
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Are you gonna make this? Come on.

               
               
               
               Gateroom

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Are you OK?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We started to feel sick.

               
                                     SAM
                         What kind of sick?

               
                                     JACK
                         Headaches. Brutal headaches.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         But now I feel fine.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, are you OK?

               
                                     JACK
                         I'm feeling better, actually.

               
               
               
               Infirmary.

               
               Daniel and Jack are sat sideways on a bed

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Listen, l, uh...

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, no. Sorry. You were gonna say?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         No, it's just that, Well, you know.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, I know. I know. You know that I...
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I know. Itís obvious there's something...
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wrong with us.

               
                                     DANIEL & JACK
                         Physically.

               
               
               
               Janet enters

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Well, there's nothing wrong with you.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     JACK
                         I've run every test, short of exploratory 
                         brain surgery. You are both in perfect 
                         health.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Huh.

               
               
               
               " Dr Frasier to critical care, stat."

               
               Back with the alien

               
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         He's flat lining!

               
                                     FRASIER
                         Normally I'd defibrillate, but I don't 
                         know what it'll do in this case. One 
                         milligram epinephrine. Start a lidocaine 
                         IV. Go!
 
               
               
               
               Back on the planet, one of the plants rises up. Teal'c touches 
               some green goo that comes out of it. Suddenly he falls to the 
               ground, holding his head in pain
 
               
               
               
               SGC

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         He's stable for now.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         lf he's gonna die, shouldn't we at least 
                         let him be with his own kind?
 
               
               
               
               Daniel's lab. He's looking at videotape of the planet

               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         What are you looking for?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't know. Something. Anything.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, we can't always expect things 
                         to go the way we want them to.
 
               
               
               
               Daniel is angry

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         To go the way we want them to? I mean, 
                         one wrong move, one false step, and 
                         a whole fragile world gets wiped out?
 
                         
               
               
               
               He wipes his hand over a desk, pushing things to the floor

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We are killing a whole race of people 
                         here! How can I not care?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         My head hurts again.

               
               
               
               
               
               He goes to see Janet

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Well, your pupils look fine.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         This is the strangest thing. I feel 
                         fine again.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         OK. So, then, when did this start?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It was probably while I was watching 
                         the... Excuse me.
 
               
               
               
               He leaves the room and goes back to his lab

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         There has to be something the camera 
                         recorded. Something we can't see.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Or hear. Give me the tape.

               
               
               
               Control Room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter, what are you doing?

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm looking for something that we can't 
                         hear. Here. In the long amplitude waves. 
                         Isolating and amplifying. You see this 
                         was under everything you recorded with 
                         the camera. The sound was present the 
                         entire time we were on the planet. We 
                         just couldn't hear it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         It's kind of annoying. Why don't you 
                         turn it down?
 
               
                                     FRASIER
                         It's more than annoying. Itís also responsible 
                         for the symptoms you were describing.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It is?

               
                                     FRASIER
                         Longterm exposure to certain sounds 
                         can cause serious physical side effects. 
                         Your headaches, nausea, severe irritability. 
                         The longer you're exposed to it, the 
                         worse it gets.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I bet this is what interfered with the 
                         remote control on the UAV.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So this is what's making the aliens 
                         sick?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         No. You felt better when you got back. 
                         But the alien just keeps getting worse.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         And the sound that was causing your 
                         symptoms isn't here on the base. Except 
                         on this tape.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So this isn't what's making the aliens 
                         sick?
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Colonel, incoming wormhole. SG-1 code 
                         verified.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Open the iris.

               
               
               
               Teal'c comes through the gate

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         You all right?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         My condition is improving.

               
                                     JACK
                         Sit down.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I guess Jaffa aren't completely 
                         impervious after all.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What has led you to that assumption?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, there's some kind of bad sound 
                         on that planet.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's what made us sick. It just took 
                         you longer to cave in.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe it to be the organism that 
                         was somehow attacking me.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What organism?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I made a discovery while observing your 
                         plants Daniel Jackson.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You saw them grow?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed. I saw several of them rise. 
                         When I approached, they retracted into 
                         the ground. I removed the dirt from 
                         around the retracted plants. It appears 
                         they are all connected.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         And you say it attacked you?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         As I drew near the organism, I became 
                         disoriented. My head was overcome with 
                         great pain. Movement became very difficult.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's it.

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
               
               
               Daniel walks out of the room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Where are you going?

               
               
               
               He comes back

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Come on.

               
               
               
               They follow him

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Did we record audio from the UAV's air 
                         run over PJ2-445?
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Sure.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Do you have a tape?

               
                                     TECH
                         It's in the hard-drive data bank.

               
                                     SAM
                         Run it though an audio spectrum analysis, 
                         amplify the low end and replay it though 
                         the speakers. I think I know where you're 
                         going.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Fast forward to after the UAV crashed. 
                         When the UAV crashed on the plant, the 
                         sound changed.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         The plant is making that sound?

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, it's an alien organism on another 
                         planet.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Good point.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We changed the sound the organism naturally 
                         makes.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Why would the sound change?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's alive. We hurt it.

               
                                     SAM
                         Maybe the aliens are affected by the 
                         sound in different ways than you were. 
                         They could need the sound to be at a 
                         certain frequency.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         For what reason?

               
                                     SAM
                         To live. They don't even have the same 
                         internal organs that we do.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         The ultrasound. Do you remember the 
                         way the alien reacted when I tried to 
                         do the ultrasound? That organ that we 
                         couldn't identify must be sound sensitive.
 
                         
               
               
               
               They go back to the alien

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So this inaudible sound made you sick, 
                         but not in the same way it was affecting 
                         the aliens? They need the sound to live, 
                         but we altered it by harming the organism 
                         that makes the sound?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Sounds right.

               
                                     FRASIER
                         His pulse is getting stronger.

               
               
               
               Back on the planet

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Frequency emitters are operational, 
                         sir. Daniel, we should, uh, we should 
                         get out of here.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, don't you wanna stay and see if 
                         it works?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah. But we can watch from the ridge 
                         over there. I have a hunch, and I think 
                         we might be in the way.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Goodbye. How much longer, do you think?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know.

               
                                     JACK
                         Care to let us in on this hunch?

               
                                     SAM
                         Not yet, sir.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There. The plants are growing.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         That was your hunch?

               
                                     SAM
                         I had a feeling there was a symbiotic 
                         relationship between the aliens and 
                         the organism. They probably don't even 
                         realize it.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         How did you realize it?

               
                                     JACK
                         Captain?

               
                                     SAM
                         I talk to my plants, OK?

               
               
               
               Large pink flowers begin to bloom

               
               THE END
               
               
               
               
               

One False Step



Writers :   John Sanborn  Michael Kaplan
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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