"POINT OF VIEW"
Jonathan Glassner & Brad Wright
A darkened room at Area 51.
A mirror suddenly flashes on.
Major! Come on!
We gotta go back for the General!
I can't shut it down. I won't find this
window again. We have to go now!
Kawalsky throws a grenade down the hall and they both reach out
to touch the mirror. They are transported to this side of the
mirror. The grenade goes off and the mirror switches off.
You sure this is the right one to go
Anywhere's better than the alternative.
She steps through a sensor and alarms go off.
I guess we'll see about that.
Armed SF's run in.
Drop your weapons! Do it now!
They do so reluctantly.
I'm Dr Samantha Carter from the SGA.
This is Major Kawalsky. We need to speak
to your commander.
Jack walks down the corridor to the Infirmary.
So, what's the big emer.?
He sees Samantha sitting on the bed with long hair.
Whoa! What happened to you?
It's me. It's Sam.
I never expected this variation. You're
Don't feel so bad, Colonel. Everybody
around here is telling me the same thing.
In a manner of speaking.
Actually, in a manner of fact, sir.
This is Major Charles Kawalsky in almost
every physical respect: his bloodwork,
his dental records.
But I'm not supposed to be alive in
this reality any more than you are in
mine. Sorry, Sam.
It's not the same with us here, is it?
Does. anyone wanna let me know what
the hell's goin' on here? Anyone?
They appeared a few hours ago in a Nellis
high security lockup.
That quantum mirror you got locked up
at Area 51? You guys never figured out
how to use it?
Is he talking about that alternate reality
thing Daniel futzed with on 233?
We can't be followed if that's what
you're worried about. We brought the
remote through with us.
I've ordered the device sent here under
Where we come from, the Goa'ulds just
took over the world, Colonel.
Jack, Sam, Daniel, Teal'c and Hammond are watching a tape of
Look, I've told you this. Now let me
talk to someone from the SGA.
SGA? There is no such organisation.
Well then you call it something else.
The Stargate Project. Stargate Command.
The Stargate. What do you know about
What do I know?! Everything! We've been
Well let's go through it again.
Oh, for crying out loud!
Jack looks astonished and turns to look at Sam.
It's a big round thing. It takes you
to other planets. I made it work four
years ago and we have been exploring
the galaxy ever since. That is, up until
yesterday, when the Goa'uld came and
started taking over every major city
from orbit and making slaves of the
Hammond pauses the tape.
Oh my God. This is too weird.
Yeah. How about that hair?
She claims to have travelled from an
alternate universe in the same manner
Dr Jackson experienced a year ago.
Well this can't be the Dr Carter I met
in the alternate reality. She 's.. dead.
All right. Uh. just to clarify. This
Carter is from an alternate alternate
Anybody else have a problem with that?
Which reality is actually real.
Thank you Teal'c.
She explains it.
He starts the tape again.
Look, I know this is hard for you to
understand. But, according to quantum
theory, for every possible universe,
there are an infinite number of variations,
diverging at every choice we make like
forks in a road.
Hammond pauses the tape again.
You just agreed with yourself.
No, actually, Major Carter agreed with
Dr Carter. She never joined the military
in her reality.
Fork in the road stuff?
All right. So it's possible there's
an alternate version of myself out there
that actually understands what the hell
you're talking about?
They've asked to be debriefed. I'd like
you all to participate.
They nod. Hammond turns to the SF on the door.
Show them in.
Samantha and Kawalsky walk in. Kawalsky sees Teal'c.
What the hell is he doing here?
He's a member of SG-1.
Who the hell are you?
Oh, um, I'm Daniel Jackson. Also a member
Have a seat Major.
Kawalsky sits down next to Daniel. Samantha sees Sam.
Uh, Air Force.
I can't imagine that- going military.
Wow! I can't imagine not.
Samantha goes to sit next to Jack.
First of all, I would like to say we
know what you've been through. Dr Jackson
experienced a similar alternate reality
some time ago on a mission to P3X 233.
Well that's where we found our quantum
mirror as well.
Fortunately for us, Dr Jackson was able
to return with some intelligence that
enabled SG-1 to stop the Goa'uld attack
here on Earth.
Nice. That goes a long way to explaining
why yours was only one of a handful
of alternate realities that looked like
it hadn't been overrun by the Goa'uld.
Actually, it's probably the very differences
that set our universes apart from yours
that have contributed to our survival.
Daniel's participation in the Stargate
programme, Teal'c's change of heart.
The fact that I joined the military.
You think that your being in the Air
Force could have made that big a difference?
No. I just said it made a contribution.
And therefore I didn't.
Ladies. Sams. We're all in this reality
What we need to know is where you intend
to go from here.
Our beta site was instructed to bury
their Stargate the moment the last man
stepped through. And our own world is
under Goa'uld control so we can't go
We wanna stay.
That is.. if we're wanted. We just left
behind everyone we know, everyone we
ever cared about. If you're not gonna
give us a second chance, I don't know
any of you.
Well exactly. You don't know any of
us. And we don't know you. For all we
know. You could be her evil twin. But
then we'd be dealing with cliches and
you know how I feel about those. No,
actually, you know how I feel about
Okay. I'll speak with my superiors and
make a determination. For now, you'll
be assigned temporary accommodations.
Take them to A3 quarters.
Listen, I didn't mean to offend you
Look Major, I'm the one dealing with
the inadequacy issues here. Just forget
We knew the Goa'uld were coming for
6 months. I couldn't think of a way
to stop them. You did.
She walks into the room.
I'll be just outside if you need me
Course you will.
The SF shuts the door.
Samantha sits on the bed and takes a photograph out of her pocket.
She puts it on the drawers next to the bed. It's a photo of AU
Sam and Jack on their wedding day. The camera zooms in.
He's on the phone.
Yes, Sir. I understand Sir. Thank you
Sir. They can stay.
That was quick.
Too quick. God knows what we're getting
Well the combined IQ points of Earth
might go up a few points having two
Hammond doesn't smile.
I take it you figure there's a down
It just doesn't sit right. Some lines
aren't meant to be crossed. Nonetheless,
I've been encouraged to find a way to
incorporate them into this command.
Okay. In the meantime, do you want me
to tell 'em?
There's a knock at the door and the door opens.
Just put it on the table and close the
door on your way out.
I'm sorry. Put what on the table?
Jack! I'm sorry. Come in. Your. your
Dr Fraiser keeps insisting that I eat
Ah. Well, she's your Doc Fraiser now
too. You're in. They said yes.
Yeah. I can see you're overjoyed.
I just never expected this. It's so
Uh, look. I can't even begin to know
what you've been through. I. I know
you've lost a lot.
I lost you. I watched you die Jack.
Three days ago, trying to defend the
mountain. And here you are, alive and
safe in this perfect world, and you
don't even know me.
Well, I. I sort of know you.
You know her. You don't even see her
that way, do you?
Jack sees the photograph and clicks what she is talking about.
I take it, where you're from, we were.
This makes you uncomfortable.
No, no, not at all. I just.. I get confused.
Knock on the door.
Ma'am? Sorry Colonel. I.. I didn't realise.
Just put it on the table Airman.
Close the door on your way out.
She leaves and shuts the door.
I haven't had a hot meal in forever.
She gets up and goes to the food.
It was a couple of weeks ago. We were
celebrating our first anniversary. We
got the call that the Goa'uld ships
had been spotted entering our solar
system. We just left everything. You
blew out the candles and I turned off
the oven and we just left. They didn't
hit Colorado Springs from orbit like
most of the big cities so the table
must still be set.
Cold by now.
Listen, um, I should probably be..
Look..You're dealing with a loss right
now that I can't even begin to.. what
I mean is, maybe I'm not the right person
to help you.
Yes, you are. You're the only one who
can. Look.I know you well enough to
know you don't have a clue what to say.
But you don't have to say anything.
Jack takes Samantha into his arms while she cries.
Oh, I miss him.
Jack walks out of Samantha's quarters and walks along the corridor
where he meets Sam.
Sir. General Hammond told me the news.
I took the liberty of informing Major
Thank you. I was just on my way to do
I thought I'd drop in on, uh, Samantha.
See how she's doing.
She's fine. I think she'd rather be
left alone at the moment. Just stop
Oh, all right. Well, good night, Sir.
How are you doing with this. twin thing?
Do you have a couple of hours?
That was the answer.
Good night, Sir.
Sam walks off.
Good night, Major.
Samantha is brushing her hair when she hears something and drops
the brush. She grabs hold of the bed and suddenly her face morphs
Samantha is in a bed and Sam walks in.
What is it? What's happening?
Dr Carter has gone into some sort of
convulsive shock. I don't know the cause
and I don't know how to stop it.
Samantha starts to fit again.
Not medical. Temporal. Entropic cascade
On the cellular level?
Yes. I thought it would take years not
So it's a side effect of travel through
the quantum mirror.
Then why don't I have it?
I'm guessing Dr Carter has it because
I'm here. The increased entropy generated
by both of us existing in the same reality
might theoretically be causing the temporal
Not theoretical any more.
Okay, so then how do I treat this?
The more time passes the worse it should
So I'm gonna die here.
You're not gonna die.
Well the only way she won't is if we
send her back.
If she goes back, the Goa'uld will kill
SGC Briefing room.
Think about it: Billions of people enslaved.
I just can't help but feel that in the
grand scheme of things, we owe them.
Besides the only way to really help
Dr Carter is to stop the Goa'uld in
her reality and save whatever's left.
How do you suggest we do that Dr Jackson?
The resources of their entire world
couldn't defend against the Goa'uld.
What about the resources of our world?
What do we have that they don't?
Our fate. We made contact with the Asgard.
So if Dr Carter can make contact with
the Asgard in her reality, maybe their
Asgard will be willing to help them.
Defend their world against the Goa'uld?
And just how do you propose we raise
the Asgard, in their reality?
Okay, we still have the dialling program
that took you to the Asgard home planet,
Which we could download to a removable
hard drive. But that still won't do
it. Remember, in order to dial the Asgard
homeworld they had to provide us with
a generator to transfer extra energy
to the Gate's capacitors. I can't get
it to work again. Apparently, it was
designed to work only once.
Assuming, Major Carter can figure it
out, once in her reality it will be
difficult to get Dr Carter to the Stargate
without the Goa'uld detecting and stopping
That's where I come in. Permission to
join the briefing Sir?
Hammond indicates for him to sit down.
I'll get her to the Stargate. What you
think I'm gonna let her go alone? She's
my best friend's wife.
Sam and Jack look at each other as Sam works out who Kawalsky's
best friend is/was.
You'll need someone to hook up the power
And download the dialling program.
You will also require my assistance.
We can handle this.
No, Teal'c has a point. You said yourself
that Teal'c led the assault on the mountain
in your reality. Couldn't we use something
like that to our advantage?
Quite the military mind, Daniel Jackson.
No, Sir. I'm sorry. Teal'c can't go
anymore than I can. Entropic cascade
failure. If I go, there will still be
two of me in one reality. And the same
will be true with Teal'c.
Dr Carter did not become ill during
her first 48 hours. If our mission is
not completed during that time, it is
most likely that we will be dead.
Good point. Are you okay with all this
If you feel confident you can pull this
off, I have no objections. However,
on your return, I want that quantum
Okay, well this is all well and good,
but none of us are going anywhere unless
we get that Asgard generator working
Okay. Carter, download the program to
the removable whatever-it-is and meet
me and yourself in the lab.
Well this is incredible. If the Asgard
could design this to give the Gate extra
juice then they're just the little green
men we're looking for.
They're grey actually. Roswell Grey
to be exact.
I had a hard time trying to figure out
how this worked the first time let alone
make it work again.
If it's powered by the energy module
of a staff weapon why doesn't it.
Blow up? My best guess is the device
creates a modulated dampening field
around the liquified naqahdah cell.
Which controls the energy transfer to
the capacitor. So maybe the modulation
is thrown out of whack each time it's
That's exactly what I thought! But how
do you even begin to recalibrate a field
that you can't generate in the first
Hey, hey, hey, hey! Are you Carters
gonna be able to figure this out?
We'll figure it out.
Samantha goes into convulsive shock again.
We have to figure it out.
Room with Mirror
Kawalsky is explaining to Daniel how to work the controller for
Okay, the way Dr C explained it, the
controller is not what you'd call an
exacting science. You can't just dial
up an address like you would on a Stargate.
You have to kinda figure out where you
I guess it's not a very expedient way
to get home.
As long as you don't turn it off, it's
always connected to the same reality.
So when you turn it on again, it won't
be connected to the reality you came
Right. We'd have to find it again. Now
this thing switches to the various realities.
If I turn it on now, it should come
up somewhere the reality it was last
He switches the mirror on and we see a corridor similar to one
in the SGC.
There. See? That's not it. No grenade
damage. I tossed a grenade down the
hall to slow them down so they didn't
see us go through the mirror.
So we need to find a reality that's
just right. Do you mind if I.?
He hands the controller to Daniel and Daniel turns it. It comes
on to a room similar to Area 51
There. See? You probably turned it the
wrong way. Since this device should
be in a storage closet in my reality,
dial it the other way.
Daniel dials until he comes across a corridor with Jaffa in it.
Change it! Change it! Change it!
Daniel changes it to an empty hall.
Okay. Closer. What you wanna do is dial
it in smaller increments.
Jack walks in.
Daniel? You understand this thing?
I think so.
Samantha comes into view.
We did it!
Yeah, all we needed was the ratio decay
rate of naqahdah relative to the energy
Which I learned to calculate when I
learned about our new naqahdah generator.
It's just the ratio.
Agh! It works, right?
Samantha flicks the switch and it glows green.
I guess we better go do this.
SGC Storage Room
Samantha has changed into her normal clothes, Kawalsky is back
in his black BDU's and Teal'c comes in wearing Jaffa uniform.
Jack and Daniel are standing by the mirror also wearing black
Yep, that's right. Looks like him.
I am not fond of wearing this uniform
Well I'm not too fond of seeing you
I've searched through all the descriptions
of realities close to ours and this
has to be it. It's the only one matching
Sam comes in and stands in front of Samantha.
Wish I could go.
Same here. But you don't wanna go through
a cascade tremor, believe me. We made
a good team Major.
Yeah, we did Doctor.
Plus your hair's kinda grown on me.
Pardon the pun.
You'd better go.
Samantha walks to the mirror and Sam turns to Jack.
I'll be here in case you need anything
from this side, sir.
All right. On three. One, two, three.
They touch the mirror and are transported to the other side.
An alarm is going off so they move to hide quickly. The sounds
of Jaffa troops are heard. Jack looks back and still sees Sam
on the other side of the mirror. He makes a slashing movement
indicating Daniel should switch the mirror off. Daniel mouths
he shouldn't do that but Jack mouths back that he should 'switch
it off'. Daniel switches off the mirror. The team waits for the
Jaffa to go past but one returns to look into the storage room.
He then walks off. Jack gives the team some hand signals and
he and Kawalsky move out following the Jaffa. As they go we see
the SGC has been trashed. They reach the Gateroom door and we
see Jaffa lined up behind EvilTeal'c.
They bow to their knees as the Stargate disengages. Apophis walks
down the ramp with two Serpent Guards. Evil Teal'c bows his head
and Apophis walks off.
They rise again. Meanwhile in the corridor, Jack signals Kawalsky
The Jaffa start to move out. Jack and Kawalsky wait a little
way in the opposite direction and Jack throws a metallic object.
Evil Teal'c turns his head at the sound.
Jack and Kawalsky move and Evil Teal'c starts to follow.
Evil Teal'c sees Jack and starts to run after him.
Jaffa! Kree! Jaffa!
He reaches the open door of the storage room and raises his staff
weapon. He slowly enters and comes face to face with.. Himself.
Kel nok Teal'c.
Renounce Apophis as a false God and
join us in our deliverance of this world
and I will spare you.
The end of his staff weapon glows but Teal'c is quicker and shoots
The idea was to zat him.
As I said O'Neill. Ours is the only
reality of consequence.
AU SGC Corridor.
Some more Jaffa approach the storage room. Samantha comes out
with Teal'c posing as Evil Teal'c.
He shuts the door behind him.
Kel toc no.
Samantha is led away.
AU SGC storage room
Jack signals Kawalsky to watch the door and he goes over to Daniel
who is trying to find his/our reality.
All right. I gotta know.
Yes, I'm about to activate it.
No, no, no. Not that. What the hell
does Kree mean?
Well, actually, it means a lot of things.
Uh, loosely translated it means "attention,"
"listen up," "concentrate."
Yes, in a manner of speaking.
Okay, here goes.
He switches the device on and doesn't get the reality he just
That's what I was afraid of. When I
turned off the device, it lost it's
place. I have to find our reality all
All right. It's okay. We knew that might
happen. Stay with it.
Daniel keeps turning the remote while Jack and Kawalsky move
out again shutting the door behind them.
Jack and Kawalsky move down the hallways until they reach a panel
on the wall. Jack keeps watch while Kawalsky puts explosives
down between the wall and panel edge. They move away slightly
and Jack detonates it. Jack checks inside after it's blown and
they start to climb the steps inside.
AU Control Room.
Apophis and Jaffa are torturing AU Hammond for information.
I will ask you this one more time, human.
What is the address of the planet to
which your leaders have fled? The place
you call "beta site".
One of the Jaffa strikes AU Hammond on the back with a pain stick
and he cries out.
Where have your leaders gone?
Teal'c arrives with Samantha.
Teal'c. Who is this?
She was captured attempting a escape,
This one will not tell us the glyphs
for the planet where they've sent their
leaders. Get it out of him. Or get it
out of her.
Yes, my lord.
Apophis leaves with two Serpent Guards.
Teal'c is left with two Jaffa.
Attend to our lord. I will take care
of these. Kree Jaffa!
They bow and leave.
You might as well kill me.
I would never do such a thing General
It's okay. You're not hallucinating.
He's from an alternate reality.
So that mirror thing worked?
Yeah. But don't worry. I won't say "I
told you so".
We should have tried it a long time
As they untie him, Teal'c notices on the monitors that a Goa'uld
pyramid ship is descending over the mountain.
They have landed on the mountain.
There's still a chance we can stop them
Sir. We're gonna attempt to contact
a race of aliens that they have in their
reality. Enemies of the Goa'uld.
AU SGC Corridor..
Jack pushes out a grid in the wall and he and Kawalsky come through.
They pull out zat guns and carry on.
AU SGC Storage room.
Daniel is still flicking between realities. He comes across one
that shows Jaffa in SGC corridors.
Whoops! Too far.
He flicks between two realities with Jaffa in the SGC and then
hits a beach scene.
Come on, please.
AU SGC Main power vault.
Jack opens the door to the grid and opens Kawalsky's pack with
the Asgard device in.
The Carters are pretty smart figuring
that thing out, huh? So you and Sam,
you never had a thing in your world,
Sam is a Major in my world.
Yeah, I know. It's against regulations,
right? You two look pretty good together,
let me tell you.
Kawalsky? During your Special Ops training,
in your world, did they cover silence?
AU SGC Storage room.
Daniel is still flicking. He suddenly comes across one that has
Sam and other Airmen behind sandbags in another Storage room.
In the mirror, Sam moves forward and lowers her weapon. She then
beckons to him to come through. Daniel waves back but then notices
that on her fatigues it says Capt. Carter.
You're a Captain.
He waves back and goes to turn the remote again.
AU SGC Control Room.
Samantha is sat at the computer.
Teal'c inserts something into a machine in the background.
I hope your Jack is good enough to get
the transformer on line.
AU SGC Main power vault.
Jack plugs the last wires in, switches the generator on and he
and Kawalsky leave.
AU SGC Control Room.
The Gate starts to dial.
It appears that he is.
The Gate continues to rotate.
You must prepare to go through the Gate,
Samantha gets up and kisses Teal'c on the cheek.
Thank you, Teal'c.
The Eighth Chevron locks and the Gate engages.
Hammond puts down his gun and places his hands on his head. Samantha
reaches the Gate room and ducks under a zat blast.
Jaffa! Kree hol mel! Hol mel Jaffa!
The Jaffa stops and Samantha takes the opportunity to run up
the ramp and dive headlong into the event horizon. The Gate closes.
Teal'c turns to see Apophis standing behind him.
Why do you betray me?
Teal'c stands silently.
AU SGC Corridor.
Jack and Kawalsky move back towards the storage room. They open
the door to be confronted with 7 Jaffa all pointing staff weapons
at them and Daniel, who is in the middle.
Lower your weapons or we will kill him.
Yeah, we should do that.
One of the Jaffa then discovers Evil Teal'c dead on the floor.
AU SGC Control Room.
Teal'c, AU Hammond, Jack, Daniel and Kawalsky are lined up on
their knees in front of Apophis.
Who are you? My First Prime killed
you before my very eyes.
I'm feeling much better, thank you.
Then who are you? What magic is this?
You should know better than anyone,
there's no such thing as magic.
Trey lan tonik.
A Jaffa behind AU Hammond raises his zat gun.
I will ask you one more time. How could
you have risen from the dead without
Apophis nods at the Jaffa and he zats AU Hammond.
All right, I'm guessin' the second
shot kills in this world too, huh?
Tell me what I want to know!
Hey. I'd love to. But I don't understand
it myself. He does.
Okay, I'll, uh, I'll give it a try.
Um, you see, at every point in time,
there are infinite possibilities. A
parallel reality exists for each possibility
so there are literally infinite branches.
The Jaffa zats AU Hammond a second time at Apophis' nod.
The Jaffa behind Kawalsky grabs him and restrains him.
Tell me where you come from.
From an alternate reality.
One in which, by the way, you're dead.
The Jaffa then zats Daniel.
Aw come on!
He told you everything he knows!
The Jaffa raises his zat again ready to give Daniel the second
shot when another Jaffa runs up the steps.
My lord. Tel kol, Apophis. Kree no tel,
He points at the monitor above their heads. The Gate starts to
activate and a blip is seen heading towards the mountain on the
Daniel is helped up by Jack and Kawalsky.
Mel tok nee!
Most of the Jaffa leave the room except for the Serpent Guards.
Apophis raises his hand with the Ribbon Device on when...
He is beamed out by the Asgard.
Okay, I'm guessin'.
The Gate activates and the Jaffa start to run through it. As
the last Jaffa jumps through, the end of his staff weapon is
caught and severed as the wormhole shuts down.
In the Control Room, Jack, Daniel, Teal'c and Kawalsky see the
Goa'uld ship taking off from the mountain. An Asgard ship is
descending. The mountain shakes and the body of AU Hammond is
It appears Dr Carter was successful.
Come on. Ya gotta love those guys!
Samantha is then beamed down.
I met the Asgard.
We guessed that.
AU Hammond is suddenly beamed down alive and well. Samantha goes
over to give him a hug and kisses him on the cheek. The Asgard
ship then takes off.
Love those guys.
AU SGC Storage Room.
Hammond and Sam are waiting on the other side of the mirror while
Daniel, Teal'c and Jack say goodbye to Samantha and Kawalsky.
Colonel, it's been a pleasure to serve
with you. again.
They salute each other. Kawalsky then turns to salute Teal'c
and Daniel. Samantha moves to stand in front of Jack.
This is hard. Goodbye for a second time.
It's the first time.
It doesn't feel that way to me. You
have to understand. My Jack had the
same face, same voice, same hands.
Which brings to mind an obvious question.
How could you marry such a loser?
Samantha smiles and turns to Daniel and Teal'c.
Jack tilts his head to indicate that Teal'c and Daniel should
go back through the mirror. They do so.
Samantha and Jack stare at one another and she moves in to kiss
him. The camera then shows Sam and Hammond through the mirror
watching. Sam looks everywhere else but Samantha and Jack kissing
but is then drawn to watch them.
You're really not him, are you?
I just wish...
Jack walks over to the mirror and touches it. He appears back
on the other side and the mirror goes dark. Samantha looks away
from the mirror with tears running down her cheeks.