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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 311

                                   "PAST AND PRESENT"

                                           By

                                  Tor Alexander Valenza




               Alien Planet We see the Stargate activate. It appears this 'gate 
               is in some kind of building. The setting is very dark and there 
               are ropes attached to the 'gate, presumably to steady it. The 
               wormhole is established and SG-1 steps through.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Anybody get the feeling these folks 
                         don't do a lot of travelling?"
 
               
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Well they might not even know what 
                         the 'gate is. I mean...ah, maybe it's 
                         some sort of artefact to them."
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "It's possible. I mean, you could stand 
                         here for months pressing symbols and 
                         still not find a combination that opens 
                         a wormhole."
 
               
               We see two backlit figures approach through the windows of a 
               door.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "O'Neill."

               
               All of SG-1 are alerted by Teal'c's warning and take positions 
               behind objects. They are hidden from those entering the 'gate 
               room. The door is at the top of a stairway which would seem to 
               indicate that the 'gate room is a basement.
 
               
               
                                     ORNER
                         "There wasn't any explosion."

               
                                     WOMAN
                         "I'm telling you I heard something. 
                         It was a big..."
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "A big what?"

               
               
                                     ORNER
                         "W-where did you come from? How did 
                         you get in here?"
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Door was open. Is there anyone around 
                         here who might be considered...in charge?"
 
                         
               
                                     ORNER
                         "Uh, me. Show me your papers."

               
               The rest of SG-1 has now joined O'Neill.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "We don't have any papers. We're travellers, 
                         we've come to meet you."
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "Meet me?"

               
                                     WOMAN (WHISPERING)
                         "Not you."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Actually, I meant your people. I'm 
                         Daniel, this is Major Carter and Jack 
                         O'Neill and Teal'c."
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "Who'd give you a name like Teal'c?"
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "It was given by my father. It means 
                         strength."
 
               
                                     WOMAN
                         "You remember your father?"

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "For as long as I draw breath."

               
                                     ORNER
                         "Then...you could not have been here 
                         at the time of the Vorlix."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Vorlix...that doesn't ring a bell."
 
                         
               
                                     WOMAN
                         "It was the day that all we know of 
                         ourselves was taken away."
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "We can only remember the day since 
                         the Vorlix. Before that...nothing."
 
                         
               
               -- Opening Credits --

               
                                     CARTER
                         "Well, I still don't detect anything 
                         out of the ordinary, Sir. And neither 
                         did the MALP. I think we're okay."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Well the MALP is worthless. You, I'll 
                         trust."
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "You needn't worry, friend. Ke'ra says 
                         that whatever it was that caused the 
                         Vorlix, came and went a year ago."
 
                         
               
                                     WOMAN
                         "At least a year. More."

               
                                     ORNER
                         "In the first days after the Vorlix 
                         there was panic and confusion. It's 
                         hard to be exactly precise."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "So you all just woke up one day and 
                         didn't know who you were. How does that 
                         work?"
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "My first memory after the Vorlix was 
                         of running in the streets, as though 
                         for my life. She was running right there 
                         beside me. Whoever she is."
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "Seems like some kind of mass amnesia, 
                         Sir."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Huh?"

               
                                     CARTER
                         "It happened to a friend of mine during 
                         the Gulf War. Her chopper went down 
                         and she was knocked out. When she came 
                         to, her memories and identity before 
                         the crash were gone."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "So, everybody on this planet took a 
                         hit to the head?"
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "Well, no, Sir. I'm not sure what could 
                         cause something like amnesia on this 
                         scale."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I have never before encountered such 
                         an occurrence."
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "All of our elders are missing as well."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "You remember elders?"

               
                                     ORNER
                         "Well, no, but there are photographs 
                         of them in every house."
 
               
                                     WOMAN
                         "The children are gone too."

               
                                     ORNER
                         "If we ever had children."

               
                                     WOMAN
                         "Well, we weren't grown on trees. We 
                         came from somewhere."
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "Then why have we photographs of the 
                         elders and none of the children, hmm? 
                         Answer me that. Daft. But if you do 
                         have any information we could use, you 
                         must seek Ke'ra."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "That's the second time you've mentioned 
                         that name."
 
               
                                     WOMAN
                         "You don't know who Ke'ra is?"

               
                                     ORNER
                         "She is Minister of Health, Science 
                         and Restructuring in the Vias Transitional 
                         Government."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Busy gal."

               
                                     WOMAN
                         "We're all busy."

               
                                     ORNER
                         "Well, we would be lost without her...and 
                         you know it."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Well...after you."

               
                                     WOMAN
                         "You needn't flatter the woman when 
                         she isn't even in the room."
 
               
               All head up the stairs that Orner and the woman descended earlier. 
               We see the exterior of the building and now know that it is made 
               of brick. We see several concrete and glass buildings in the 
               background. There is thick black smoke coming from smoke stacks.
 
               
               
                                     ORNER
                         "I'll take them. You go home."

               
                                     WOMAN
                         "Well, don't expect supper."

               
                                     ORNER
                         "I never do."

               
               She walks away, looking a bit huffy. SG-1 and Orner walk off 
               screen in the opposite direction, toward the camera.
 
               
               Vias - a hospital We see a woman dabbing at her forehead with 
               a cloth. Then we see a man, wrapped in a blanket, sitting in 
               an old-fashioned wheel chair, being pushed by a woman. Everything 
               here seem to be set in our early industrial revolution era. The 
               woman pushes the man by Ke'ra. She is kneeling down, tending 
               to another woman who is sitting on a bench in the hall. The woman 
               is having trouble breathing. Orner and SG- 1 pass the man in 
               the wheelchair as they approach.
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "Ke'ra, there are some people here who 
                         want to see you..."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "They will have to wait for the moment, 
                         Orner." (Then to the woman she is attending) 
                         "Does that help?"
 
               
                                     WOMAN2
                         "No. I can't breath."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Those with allergies to foods can't 
                         remember them."
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "Well it looks like she's going into 
                         anaphylactic shock."
 
               
               Carter starts looking through her vest as Ke'ra puts something 
               in a mortar and crushes it with a pestle. Then she dips a cloth 
               in the mortar and holds in under the woman's nose.
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Breath now. There. Better?"

               
                                     WOMAN2
                         "Yes. Thank you."

               
               Sam stops searching as she realizes Ke'ra has already taken care 
               of the woman's difficulty.
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Rest here a while. Orner, you were 
                         about to introduce your friends."
 
                         
               
                                     ORNER
                         "They are travellers, Ke'ra, from far 
                         away."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         " can see that."

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Uh...O'Neill, Carter, Daniel and Teal'c."
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "So, I'm guessing you were, or are, 
                         a doctor."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "It seems to be that before the Vorlix 
                         I helped others. That is all that I 
                         sense. Are you?"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "A doctor? No. Well, yes...um, I'm a 
                         doctor of archaeology. I study the past."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Then you are a most welcome visitor 
                         here, Daniel."
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "They were not here at the time of the 
                         Vorlix."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "You've done absolutely the right thing 
                         in bringing them here, Orner. Thank 
                         you." (Orner takes the hint and leaves.) 
                         "He fervently believes that we are husband 
                         and wife and that we need not wait until 
                         we regain our memories in order to renew 
                         our relationship. Perhaps you can help 
                         us. Please, follow me."
 
               
               A Library

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "This room has all the knowledge and 
                         research we've been able to recover 
                         since the Vorlix. I've spent every waking 
                         hour in here, reading, searching, dispensing 
                         whatever useful information I find. 
                         If you were able to help us, I know 
                         our people would be eternally grateful."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "You seem to have everything under control."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "On the contrary, Sir, we're falling 
                         apart. Industry and agriculture on Vias 
                         has come to a halt. And when winter 
                         comes, it will be disastrous. Nothing 
                         less. You're not from Vias."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "What gave us away?"

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Whatever agent that caused the Vorlix 
                         is gone, but its effects were pandemic. 
                         If you know who you are, then you cannot 
                         be of this world."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Oh. Well you know that big round ring 
                         thing you got stashed in a warehouse 
                         down the road?"
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         :So, it is a transportation device."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "So it is."

               
                                     CARTER
                         "We call it a Stargate."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Stargate...yes. Um, Dr Zervis mentioned 
                         that word in his research. Though I 
                         had given up hope of ever finding this 
                         Dr Zervis amongst our people, his papers 
                         have taught me much." (She opens up 
                         a book and thumbs through the pages 
                         of handwriting.) "Here: "Our visitor 
                         claims to have come to Vias from beyond 
                         the stars themselves. Though I still 
                         cannot comprehend the science behind 
                         this Stargate device she claims to have 
                         used." I have studied this device since, 
                         but have been unable to activate it."
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Uh, Ke'ra, could you go back to the 
                         part about the visitor again?"
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "She is mentioned many times in the 
                         archive."
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "What can you tell us about her?"

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "That she was somewhat of an apothecary, 
                         and that she did not survive the Vorlix."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "How do you know that?"

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "The bodies of an elder woman and man 
                         were discovered some days later in a 
                         building destroyed by explosion. The 
                         only remains of our elders we have found. 
                         We deduced the male must have been Dr 
                         Zervis. And the female matches what 
                         little description he gave in his notes 
                         of the visitor."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "What is the name of this elder woman?"
 
                         
               
               
               A look of recognition passes between Sam and Daniel who are standing 
               on either side of a support pole. Teal'c and Jack also react 
               to the news.
 
               
               Vias Hospital Jack is back in the hallway watching as people 
               are busy all around him. Seconds later, Dr. Fraiser, Teal'c and 
               several other SGC personnel walk up the hallway to greet him.
 
               
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Colonel?"

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Oh hi, what's your name?" Janet smiles.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I have informed Dr Fraiser that we 
                         may have located the planet to which 
                         Lynnea escaped."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Possibly. I'd like to know what we're 
                         dealing with here."
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Sounds like a world-class case of amnesia."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Check these people out, will ya?"
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Yes, Sir. I'll find out what I can." 
                         (Then to the team she brought with her) 
                         "Let's, um, set up over here."
 
               
               Vias Library

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "I keep finding references to something 
                         called Dargol."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Yes, I found Dargol was a chemical 
                         once used as a pesticide. It seems to 
                         have had a significant impact on the 
                         environment, and has since been banned."
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Yes, we had a similar problem on my 
                         world with a chemical called DTT. It 
                         built up in the food chain until entire 
                         species were threatened."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Yes. I first believed this Dargol was 
                         related to our loss of memory much the 
                         same way, but there's little evidence 
                         of it. I've found residue only in the 
                         bodies of those who have died since 
                         the Vorlix."
 
               
               Ke'ra pauses as she looks at a picture of an older man.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "What?"

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Sometimes the images of people in the 
                         archives look familiar to me. I wonder 
                         if I knew this person, or that person. 
                         There are still so many questions, like 
                         why are there no images of children 
                         and where have our elders gone? Through 
                         your Stargate perhaps?"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Well, I suppose it's possible your 
                         people foresaw a disaster coming and 
                         sent the most helpless to safety."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "No, Daniel, whatever happened, happened 
                         quickly without warning."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "How do you know that? Because if you 
                         saw disaster coming, you would have 
                         left yourselves a note? Sort of a 'to 
                         whom it may concern..."
 
               
               Jack and Sam takes note of the smiling and giggling that is going 
               on between Daniel and Ke'ra, who are seated at the end of a table 
               and away from the rest of SG-1. Then Sam notices Jack staring 
               off into space.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "Sir?"

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Oh...I was just thinking about amnesia. 
                         It doesn't quite track with Lynnea's 
                         nickname."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "The Destroyer of Worlds."

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Yeah, that one."

               
                                     CARTER
                         "Well, actually, in sort of a sick way, 
                         it does. Ke'ra said herself their society 
                         was on the verge of collapse, despite 
                         their efforts. This world is in trouble, 
                         Sir."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Perhaps Lynnea was experimenting with 
                         other ways in which to destroy worlds."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Variety being the spice of life and 
                         all?"
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "The fact is, Sir, we let Lynnea out 
                         of Hadante prison. We gave her everything 
                         she needed to know about the network 
                         of Stargates to go anywhere she wanted."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "I know."

               
                                     CARTER
                         "We're responsible, Sir."

               
               
               Meanwhile, at the other end of the room, Ke'ra and Daniel are 
               still conversing.
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Tell me of Lynnea."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Well, uh, basically, we met her on 
                         a visit to another planet, during which 
                         we were imprisoned, unjustly, and Lynnea 
                         helped us escape."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Surely there is nothing wrong with 
                         that, if you were imprisoned unjustly."
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Well, she was imprisoned justly. It 
                         was only after we escaped that we learned 
                         this nice, older lady we thought Lynnea 
                         was, was in fact a very, very bad, older 
                         lady, who had committed terrible crimes."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "What crimes?"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "She created a plague that almost wiped 
                         out an entire people. They called her 
                         the Destroyer of Worlds. She found your 
                         world because of us, through one of 
                         our computers. And that's why we're 
                         going to do everything in our power 
                         to help."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I know you will."

               
               Later, Sam is looking at books on the shelves of the Library. 
               She finds a book on it's side lying behind the standing books. 
               It is a pocket size book. She opens it to reveal more handwritten 
               words.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "I may have something."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "What?"

               
                                     CARTER
                         "I think it's Lynnea's diary. I remember 
                         seeing her with it."
 
               
               Janet walks in as Sam sits back at the table with the diary.
 
               
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Your diagnosis was bang on, Major. 
                         Now, Sir, I can either take the next 
                         several weeks setting up a lab here 
                         to study the problem, going back and 
                         forth for computer analysis. Or we could 
                         go back with these volunteers, do a 
                         series of MRIs and get the answers we 
                         need a lot faster."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I would be glad to volunteer and so 
                         would others."
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "As long as we maintain proper quarantine 
                         procedures, it shouldn't be a problem, 
                         Sir."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Alright, I'll go on back and brief 
                         Hammond."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I believe I can help."

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "I'm sure you can."

               
               Janet smiles and all watch as Daniel escorts Ke'ra away, his 
               hand resting on her back. Sam and Jack share a look. I think 
               both are wondering at the attention Daniel is giving Ke'ra.
 
               
               
               Vias Stargate As we hear the Stargate locking chevrons, we see 
               an airship in the sky that is visible through the windows of 
               the building. It reminds me of a Jules Verne device. The camera 
               pans to show Daniel at the DHD with Ke'ra close by observing 
               his actions. Sam is near as are Teal'c, Orner and the woman that 
               first found SG-1 in this room. Daniel presses the center of the 
               DHD and the Stargate activates.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER (NODS)
                         "See you on the other side."

               
               Teal'c and Sam step through the 'gate.

               
               
               
               SGC - 'Gateroom The quartet steps through and grunts from a few 
               of them can be heard.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "You all right?"

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Incredible."

               
                                     ORNER
                         "Am I in one piece?"

               
                                     WOMAN
                         "Yes, Orner, one skinny little piece."
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "General Hammond, this is Ke'ra."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "It's a pleasure, Ke'ra."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "On behalf of the Transitional Government 
                         of Vias, we...thank you for your generosity 
                         and your support, General."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Daniel, you wanna show 'em to the Infirmary?"
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Right."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Thank you."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Colonel, what if Dr Fraiser's unable 
                         to reverse whatever caused this?"
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "I don't know."

               
               SGC - Infirmary Janet is typing at a keyboard. Her actions pull 
               up simultaneous images of brain scans.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Now if you look at the blue areas, 
                         you'll see that you all have the same 
                         identical obstructions in your temporal 
                         lobes and hippocampus sections of your 
                         brain. I'm not exactly sure what it 
                         is, except it's some sort of residue 
                         between the synapses. So it's possible 
                         your old memories are intact, they're 
                         just not accessible."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "So the memories are just blocked."
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Literally, yes."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "And does this material match the Dargol 
                         residue that I gave you?"
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "We should be able to confirm that very 
                         quickly. And if it can be dissolved 
                         or removed without damaging the neurons..."
 
                         
               
                                     WOMAN
                         "Then we can be cured!"

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "We need only to find the right medicine 
                         to dissolve the residue."
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "That...that is much more difficult 
                         that it sounds."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Well, then we should get started immediately."
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Uh, Ke'ra, we've already been at it 
                         for a long time and I still have some 
                         tests to run, so..."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "So, why don't I give you the fifty-cent 
                         tour?"
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Yes!"

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Thank you."

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Okay."

               
               SGC - Corridor Ke'ra and Daniel are walking together, very closely 
               together.
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Your complex is incredible, Daniel, 
                         your technology...I've never dreamed 
                         of such marvels. Thank you."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "You're welcome."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         Is it, is it morning or night on the 
                         surface? Uh, may we see for ourselves?
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Uh, no, not yet. Soon, though, I hope."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I hope so too." She giggles a little.
 
                         
               
               They reach a door. He opens it and leads her into a guest room.
 
               
               
                                     JACKSON
                         So this is it. Uh...it's...not much 
                         of a view, but it's got all the comforts...
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         (cutting him off) "You've been very 
                         kind. Thank you."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "So, there are...clothes...in the...dresser...uh, 
                         some sort of a..."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         (cutting him off again) "Is my clothing 
                         unsuitable?"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "No, no, no. No, no it's...No it's uh, 
                         it's fine. I was just...Are you hungry? 
                         I can, I can have them send something 
                         down. You're hungry, I'm hungry, I'm 
                         gonna have them send something down. 
                         Are you...you want something?"
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         (advancing toward him) "Yes..."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Right."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Since the Vorlix, close contact has 
                         become...almost taboo. We were afraid 
                         that if we were ever able to regain 
                         our memories..."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         (finding himself sitting on a table 
                         as he can back up no further) "You would 
                         find yourself waking up beside the wrong 
                         person."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "You...are not from Vias."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "No I'm not from...there...from Vias...no, 
                         no. Ke'ra..."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         (turning away, feeling rejected) "I 
                         understand."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "No you don't. I mean, I'm, uh, um...ok, 
                         I mean I'm finding myself very, very...very...But, 
                         uh, um...the fact is I've only just 
                         recently lost my wife."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Oh."

               
               Moving toward him again.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "And, uh...well, that's not actually, 
                         totally, true, I mean I actually really 
                         lost her a long time ago, but, uh, the 
                         fact is I don't think right now I would 
                         trust myself completely to, uh..."
 
                         
               
               She kisses him.

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I'm sorry, I interrupted you."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "No, you didn't, no, I, uh, I wasn't 
                         going to say anything..."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I had to do that. I had to do that 
                         in case...when my memory returns, I 
                         find myself attached to someone else, 
                         and...I am unable to ever do it again."
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Right. I understand. That's...that's 
                         probably why I should do this."
 
               
               He kisses her.

               
               
                                     CARTER
                         "Yes, Sir. I've been studying Lynnea's 
                         journals. Apparently, she found a link 
                         between Dargol - it's a chemical pesticide 
                         the Vians used - and longevity."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "What's a bug spray have to do with 
                         longevity?"
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "Well, it seems it was having the effect 
                         of slowing the aging process. Not in 
                         an extreme way, but certainly significant 
                         enough."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Lucky bugs."

               
                                     CARTER
                         "Yes and no. They stopped using it over 
                         twenty years ago. It was adversely affecting 
                         their fertility rate."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "So no kids."

               
                                     CARTER
                         "Right. The point is: Lynnea was trying 
                         to enhance the life-extending properties 
                         of Dargol to create a sort of fountain 
                         of youth."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "She was trying to make herself young 
                         again?"
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "According to her last entry, Lynnea 
                         was about to conduct some controlled 
                         lab experiments using an intensely concentrated 
                         form of Dargol, on two Vian elders: 
                         a male and a female."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "And?"

               
                                     CARTER
                         "And...that's where her journal ends."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Ah...the Vorlix, perhaps?"

               
                                     CARTER
                         Exactly. "Now what if there really was 
                         a laboratory accident? Some massive 
                         chain reaction of enhanced Dargol gas 
                         that caught even Lynnea by surprise? 
                         The entire population becomes young 
                         again overnight. You realise, of course, 
                         the implications."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "No."

               
                                     CARTER
                         "Uh...they're elders aren't missing, 
                         Sir. They are the elders. The fountain 
                         of youth worked. The amnesia was simply 
                         a side effect Lynnea didn't see coming."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Ah...w-wait a minute. Lynnea is dead, 
                         right?"
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "Well, if those two bodies that Ke'ra 
                         found really were the Vian elders that 
                         Lynnea was experimenting on..."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Don't say it, Carter."

               
                                     CARTER
                         "Sir, we wouldn't recognise her even 
                         if she walked in the front door."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Don't, don't..." (he covers his ears) 
                         "Ah, ah - a, la, la, laaa, la, la, laaa..."
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         (forging ahead anyway) "Sir, she has 
                         the knowledge of chemistry, the medical 
                         skills..." (she pulls his hands down 
                         and he stops the la-las) "I think we 
                         at least have to face the possibility 
                         that Ke'ra is Lynnea."
 
               
               SGC - Briefing Room SG-1 and General Hammond are meeting. All 
               but Daniel are seated around the conference table. He is standing 
               near the observation windows.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Then she's also a victim of the amnesia?"
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "It fits."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "It fits...well what about the body 
                         of the old woman they found after the 
                         Vorlix that *fits* Lynnea's description?"
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Lynnea's first victim."

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Come on Daniel, you saw the test results. 
                         What more do you need?"
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Ke'ra's DNA is a perfect match for 
                         the samples I took from Lynnea last 
                         year. It's irrefutable."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         (raising his voice) "Irrefutable? Ok, 
                         so let's just, uh, lock her up, throw 
                         away the key then. Or better yet, we 
                         could send her back to the prison where 
                         we found her."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Lynnea, Daniel. She used to be Lynnea. 
                         We're lucky she didn't knock us off 
                         the first time around."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Let me ask you a question: Who would 
                         you trust with your life more than anyone 
                         else in the world? Don't worry, I won't 
                         be offended if you don't pick me. Could 
                         it be Teal'c?"
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Sure."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Uh, Teal'c, just refresh my memory. 
                         What was your previous occupation?"
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I was the First Prime of Apophis."
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Right. Did a few nasty things back 
                         then?"
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         (angry now) "We see the subtle point 
                         you're trying to make."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "No you don't. She is not the same person. 
                         She is not...who she used to be. Let's 
                         not condemn her for who she may have 
                         been in the past."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I think it would be prudent to keep 
                         her confined to her quarters until we 
                         can resolve the Vians' medical crisis. 
                         Colonel O'Neill, perhaps you could inform 
                         her...?"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "I'll inform her." He leaves without 
                         being dismissed.
 
               
               SGC - Ke'ra's Room Daniel walks in to find Ke'ra has changed 
               into SGC clothing. She smiles when she sees him, but her smile 
               soon fades.
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Daniel...What's wrong? We have work 
                         to do."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Nothing, there are... quarantine procedures 
                         that General Hammond is insisting on. 
                         He's uh... you have to stay here awhile."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "But the effects of the Vorlix are not 
                         contagious."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "I know."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Then why?"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "I can't tell you everything, but I 
                         can tell you that more happened during 
                         the Vorlix than just losing your memories."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Is that why there are now guards outside 
                         my door?"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "No, that's standard procedure."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "If you say so."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "I do. Say so. So...I'll come visit 
                         you in a little while."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Is Doctor Fraiser still working towards 
                         a cure for our amnesia?"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Yes. Yes she is."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "So I can rest assured?"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Yes."

               
               Daniel leaves and Ke'ra is troubled.

               
               SGC - Infirmary Jack walks in to see Janet rubbing at her temples 
               and Sam looking equally tired.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Oh my. There is a distinct lack of 
                         optimism in this room."
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "We've been working around the clock 
                         trying to dissolve a chemical inside 
                         the brain without harming the surrounding 
                         tissue and...it is not easy."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "What have you learned?"

               
                                     CARTER
                         "That it could take years, Sir."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Suffice it to say, we don't have that 
                         much time."
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Unless we get help."

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "From?"

               
                                     CARTER
                         "Ke'ra, Sir."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (shocked) "Absolutely not."

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Sir...I don't like the idea any more 
                         than you. But without her latent knowledge 
                         of biochemistry, especially of the residual 
                         Dargol, I don't know if we can reverse 
                         the effects of the amnesia in time to 
                         prevent a catastrophe on Vias."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Doctor, you're asking me to allow a 
                         known homicidal maniac to work with 
                         potentially lethal substances."
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Yes Sir. But with all due respect, 
                         Daniel may be right. Ke'ra may be an 
                         entirely different person than Lynnea, 
                         without the memories that made her the 
                         person she was."
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Excuse me...amnesia check..."Destroyer 
                         of Worlds"?" (Jack makes quote marks 
                         with his fingers)
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "Sir, Ke'ra wants nothing more than 
                         to help her people. Now, as long as 
                         she doesn't take the antidote that she 
                         comes up with..."
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "There won't be an antidote without 
                         her help. So..."
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "So...it's up to you, Sirs."

               
               Hammond and O'Neill look at each other.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "I think a precaution or two might be 
                         in order, Sir."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (still stunned, but considering) "You're 
                         right about that, Colonel."
 
               
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "What have I done, Daniel?"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Nothing. They're just going to escort 
                         us to the medical lab. I'll be with 
                         you the whole time. Dr Fraiser needs 
                         your help."
 
               
               SGC - Medical Lab

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Now, b-be careful, Ke'ra. That could 
                         become unstable, or even explosive."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "An unbalanced mixture could create 
                         a deadly poisonous gas. We must not 
                         exceed a three percent solution."
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Okay, three percent.

               
                                     CARTER
                         (to Daniel, quietly a distance from 
                         the other two) "She's brilliant."
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Yes she is."

               
                                     CARTER
                         "She's so far ahead of us, Daniel, it's 
                         frightening."
 
               
               Later... we see Janet preparing a syringe.

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "There is some danger. I would prefer 
                         to test it on myself."
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "That's not an option."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "May I ask why?"

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Because if it's unsuccessful we'll 
                         need your help to try again."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "If it's unsuccessful, Orner may die. 
                         I would never forgive myself."
 
               
               We now see that Orner is on a bed in the infirmary, wearing a 
               hospital gown.
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "Then I forgive you now. I know how 
                         important this is to our people."
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "It must be injected directly into the 
                         carotid artery. Right here. You ready?"
 
                         
               
               He nods. Janet injects. He jerks slightly, involuntarily.

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "How do you feel? The effect should 
                         be almost immediate."
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "I feel something."

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Are you recalling anything?" Orner 
                         begins seizing. The monitors begins 
                         alarming.
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Orner!"

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Help me get him down!"

               
               Other medical personnel help lay him back on the bed and keep 
               him from hurting himself. Then he stops moving. The heart monitor 
               makes a flatline sound.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "He's not breathing. There's no pulse. 
                         It's a code blue!"
 
               
               They start CPR using an ambu bag.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         (as she's doing chest compressions) 
                         "1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5..."
 
               
               More personnel arrive with a crash cart.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Come on!"

               
               They put gel on the paddles and Janet rubs the paddles together. 
               Then the monitor starts beeping again.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Wait a minute, he's stabilising."
 
                         
               
               Janet listens to his chest with her stethoscope. Orner's eyes 
               open as he regains consciousness.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Help me get him up." (They prop a pillow 
                         under his head.) "There..."
 
               
                                     ORNER
                         "Ke'ra."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Do you remember?"

               
                                     ORNER
                         (Shaking his head) "I am sorry."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Next time it will work." (Then she 
                         turns to Janet) "I believe I know where 
                         I miscalculated. May we begin again?"
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         (Disturbed by her lack of emotion) "Why 
                         don't we wait and see how Orner feels 
                         in a little while?"
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "The effect would have been immediate. 
                         It did not work, we must try again."
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Dr. Fraiser's right, we should probably 
                         take a break."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "As you wish."

               
               SGC - Corridor Daniel and Ke'ra are walking back to her quarters. 
               Teal'c and two guards are following a discreet distance behind. 
               When they reach the door to her quarters, she turns to him.
 
               
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Daniel, may we be allowed to speak 
                         alone?"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Yes." (then turning to Teal'c) "I'm 
                         just going to stay for a minute."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I will accompany you."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         (irritated) "Teal'c..."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I am concerned only for your welfare, 
                         Daniel Jackson."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "I know."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Very well."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Thank you."

               
               Minutes later in Ke'ra's room...

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "They believe I am Lynnea."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Yes."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Do you?"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "The Vorlix made the population of Vias 
                         younger...years younger. You couldn't 
                         find the elders, because...you were 
                         the elders."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "How can you believe that?"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "There is a test. It...compares what 
                         we call DNA. It proves that you and 
                         Lynnea are the same person."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Well the test is wrong. I'm not Lynnea."
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "No you're not. You're Ke'ra now. Ke'ra's 
                         wonderful. And as long as you remain 
                         that person that will never change."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "You're telling me...that I will never 
                         be able to take the antidote. I would 
                         never harm anyone, Daniel. Do you believe 
                         me?"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "I do."

               
               She considers kissing him again and opts for lying her head on 
               his shoulder instead.
 
               
               SGC - A Corridor Daniel walks around a corner and Jack is waiting 
               there for him, leaning up against the wall.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Hey...heard the test didn't go too 
                         well."
 
               
               Jack follows Daniel.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "She'll figure it out."

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Listen...I'm not saying the first woman 
                         you've fallen for since Sha're isn't 
                         a peach... but if she remembers who 
                         she is, you'll be the first to go."
 
                         
               
               Daniel looks straight ahead, refusing to comment. He then continues 
               on his way. Jack watches him for a few seconds, then shakes his 
               head and goes back the way they came.
 
               
               SGC -Medical Lab

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "The 800 microliter potency is ready 
                         for a pre-run."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "May I?"

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Yes."

               
               Ke'ra uses a dropper to suck up some solution. She then puts 
               a few drops on some blue substance in one of three petrie dishes. 
               She puts the petrie dish in a microscope and looks at the result.
 
               
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "It's working."

               
               She steps back and lets Sam take a look.

               
                                     CARTER
                         "Yeah, I think you're right."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I believe this potency will provide 
                         our antidote."
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Great...thank you Ke'ra, we'll take 
                         it from here."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "But I can assist you."

               
                                     CARTER
                         "Uh, Ke'ra..."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "We should perform the test once more 
                         to be sure."
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         "I-I think it's better if we do this 
                         ourselves, thank you."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I see. May I return later to observe 
                         the test?"
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Sure."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Thank you."

               
               Ke'ra puts the petrie dish back down and when no one is looking, 
               she picks up a slide.
 
               
               SGC - Infirmary Janet injects Orner's neck again.

               
                                     ORNER
                         "This time it will work."

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Are you feeling any pain?"

               
                                     ORNER
                         "Something...not pain..."

               
               He starts seizing again. They get him down on the bed again. 
               The seizing stops without him losing consciousness. The monitor, 
               which had been beeping rapidly, begins to beep evenly again. 
               They help him sit back up again.
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Orner, are you alright?"

               
                                     ORNER
                         "My real name is Nodal. I remember everything. 
                         Thank you."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "And are we married after all?"

               
                                     NODAL
                         "No...I'm afraid I am married to Layale."
 
                         
               
                                     WOMAN
                         "And who is that?"

               
                                     NODAL
                         "You...for forty-three years." (the 
                         he looks at Ke'ra again) Before the 
                         Vorlix, you and I had not met yet."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I am pleased for you."

               
                                     NODAL
                         "You must take the antidote now."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I cannot. They will explain."

               
               Ke'ra walks past them all on her way back to her quarters. Jack 
               grimaces at Daniel. Daniel puts a hand up to tell Teal'c to hang 
               back as he follows Ke'ra.
 
               
               SGC -Corridor Daniel and Ke'ra walk off an elevator. They are 
               followed by two guards.
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "What will be done with me?"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Well, if you don't take the antidote, 
                         I see no reason why you can't go back 
                         to Vias. I intend to ask them."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "They'll fear me. I would."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "For all that you've done for them, 
                         they'll be grateful."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "All debts have now been paid."

               
               She reaches up to caress his cheek. He bows his head.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "I'll come back after I've had the chance 
                         to speak with your people."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I shall miss you, Daniel."

               
               Daniel starts walking away, but then he realizes what she just 
               said. He runs back to the room and throws the door open. She 
               is holding two vials and it appears that she was planning to 
               mix the contents of the two.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "You've taken the antidote."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Leave Daniel."

               
               Daniel closes the door, remaining inside with Ke'ra alone.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "You said, "All debts have now been 
                         paid." That was the message Lynnea left 
                         behind."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Was it?"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         (angry) "Did you take the antidote?"
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         (yelling back) "I had to know, Daniel! 
                         I didn't believe you!"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         (quieter) "Ke'ra..."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I'm not Ke'ra, am I? I am the murderer 
                         that you said I was!"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "No you're not."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I need only smash these vials together 
                         to create a poisonous gas that will 
                         fill this room. Now, I only want to 
                         harm myself, I don't want you to be 
                         here. Please..."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Then you'll have to kill me too, because 
                         I'm staying."
 
               
                                     SCENC
                         SGC - Infirmary

               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Right Layale, you're next." (Janet 
                         turns to pick up the antidote for Layale 
                         and notices that something is missing.) 
                         "Colonel? A vial and ampule are missing."
 
                         
               
               Jack and Teal'c take off down the hall.

               
               SGC - Ke'ra's Room

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I deserve to die."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "I don't believe that."

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "You don't understand. There's a part 
                         of me that cares for you, Daniel. More 
                         than I've cared for anyone I've ever 
                         known." (then her voice becomes louder 
                         and crazier) "But there is this other 
                         part of me that would gladly watch you 
                         die!"
 
               
               Just then, Jack and Teal'c bust through the door, weapons raised.
 
               
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Step aside Daniel!"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Don't! There's another way Jack."
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         "Move!"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         (ignoring Jack) "Give me the vials, 
                         Ke'ra. You don't need to do this."
 
                         
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "There are two people inside of me, 
                         and one of them is a monster. In time, 
                         she will win."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "You won't hurt me, because there's 
                         another way Ke'ra."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         (screaming) "I'm not her!"

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "No you're not. But you can be her again. 
                         You can forget. All you have to do is 
                         forget."
 
               
               SGC - Infirmary

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Ke'ra... It's all right. You're among 
                         friends."
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         "Do you remember anything?"

               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Nothing."

               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Your name is Ke'ra. You've been a visitor 
                         here. Now it's time to go home."
 
               
               SGC - 'Gate Room

               
                                     LAYALE
                         "She did this willingly?"

               
                                     CARTER
                         "Yes. With her help, we were able to 
                         synthesise a small amount of the enhanced 
                         Dargol that caused the Vorlix, and reintroduce 
                         it into her bloodstream. Her memory 
                         is gone again."
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "Ke'ra, these are friends of mine. Teal'c, 
                         Jack, General Hammond, Sam...And these 
                         are friends of yours. They've come to 
                         take you home."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Do you know me?"

               
                                     NODAL
                         "We do, Ke'ra. We understand you have 
                         lost your memory. Know that you are 
                         a great leader of our people and you 
                         are most welcome."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "I sense we knew each other well, before 
                         my memory was lost. Did we?"
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         "No...No, we never really did. Goodbye 
                         Ke'ra."
 
               
                                     KE'RA
                         "Goodbye". The three return through 
                         the Stargate, but not before Ke'ra gives 
                         Daniel one last look and smile.
 
               
               THE END

Past And Present



Writers :   Tor Alexander Valenza
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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