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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 120

                                       "POLITICS"

                                           By

                                       Brad Wright




               Infirmary

               
               
               
               Daniel is being treated for the staff blast wound

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Beware the destroyers, that's what the 
                         message said.These are the coordinates 
                         the Goa'uld will attack there attack 
                         from, It's a warning.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Or so your vision foretells.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, it wasn't a vision, or a dream, 
                         or a hallucination, it was Real. Now 
                         I know this is heard for you guys to 
                         believe. But I swear to you the whole 
                         time you thought I had disappeared on 
                         P3R-233, I was experiencing, an alternate 
                         reality.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         And you were there, and your were there, 
                         and there's no place like home.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         As a matter of fact you were there!
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel, it's not that we don't believe 
                         you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So you do.

               
                                     JACK
                         No, it's just that we don't believe 
                         you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, this is very important.

               
                                     SAM
                         Alright, when you were in this alternate 
                         reality, were there differences?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, ah, Teal'c was leading the attack 
                         on Earth, I wasn't even part of the 
                         program, you and Jack were engaged to 
                         be married.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me?

               
                                     SAM
                         What? Okay, even if you did, actually 
                         experience this alternate reality, doesn't 
                         the very fact, that there were differences 
                         mean that we won't face the same fate?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, but the defining event, the death 
                         of RA, took place in both worlds.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         An attack of retribution.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes! And the same thing is going to 
                         happen here, unless we don't stop it.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, wait a minute, let me get something 
                         straight. Engaged?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It is theoretically possible.

               
                                     JACK
                         It's against regulations.

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm talking physics, sir. The whole 
                         concept of alternate realities, alternate 
                         universes, was predicted by Einstein, 
                         a long time ago.
 
               
               
               
               Hammond and Samuels enter the room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I thought you might be here, how's our 
                         boy?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         He's going to be just fine, general. 
                         Major Samuels.
 
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         That's a, Lieutenant Colonel Samuels, 
                         now Captain.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I beg your pardon, Sir, congratulations.
 
                         
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         Thank you.

               
                                     JACK
                         You'll always be Sparky to me.

               
                                     SAMUELS
                         I thought you had been transferred to 
                         the Pentagon, sir.
 
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         I was, Stargate mission analyses. I'm 
                         hear today of course, for the hearing.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Hearing?

               
                                     SAMUELS
                         Senator Kinsey? The Stargate program? 
                         I thought you were going to testify?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They will, SG-1 just returned from a 
                         mission last night, I haven't had the 
                         chance to inform them.
 
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         Well perhaps I shouldn't say too much 
                         more.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh cut the crap Samuels, what's going 
                         on.
 
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         Senator Kinsey, has taken a great deal 
                         of interest in the program, thus far, 
                         he doesn't like what he has seen.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm sorry to hear that.

               
                                     SAMUELS
                         As you should be Colonel, It could meant 
                         the end of the Stargate. The hearing 
                         is at 1400 hours. I look forward to 
                         seeing you all there.
 
               
               
               
               Titles

               
               Hammonds is on the phone in his office. Jack is waiting to speak 
               to him
 
               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes sir, I understand, we'll fight the 
                         good fight.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         General, politics isn't my strong suit, 
                         but doesn't the President, outrank a 
                         Senator?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Senator Kinsey is chairmen of the appropriations 
                         committee, He's demanded to know what's 
                         be hind the line item the Pentagon refers 
                         to Area 52.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That would be the Stargate.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         An unofficial project, that just happens 
                         to cost 7.2 billion dollars a year to 
                         operate. The President and the joint 
                         chiefs thought if they granted the Senator 
                         the appropriate clearances, let him 
                         in on the existence of the SGC, he would 
                         recognize the importance to national 
                         security and authorize the expenditure.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I take it he didn't.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The idea backfired. After reading your 
                         mission reports, and being fully briefed 
                         by Colonel Samuels, the senator decided 
                         the SGC would get no further funding 
                         from the treasury.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That effectively shuts us down, sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very effectively. It cost nearly a billion 
                         dollars just to turn the lights on around 
                         here.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How about a bake sale? Yard sale? Garage?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This is what I look like when I am not 
                         laughing, Colonel.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Car wash?

               
               
               
               Hammond smiles

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm sorry, sir. It's just, I don't get 
                         it, how does one man get that much power?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The constitution of the United States. 
                         The issue of our work could be debated 
                         openly in the Senate, but not without 
                         making the Stargate known to the general 
                         public. The President doesn't feel the 
                         time for that has come. I agree with 
                         him.
 
               
               
               
               Briefing room. Jack is doodling

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Well he's late.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You see more apprehensive of this meeting 
                         then your are of battle.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I prefer battle actually.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm sure once we tell him Earths future 
                         is at stake.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel? Let's just keep your alternate 
                         reality story as our little ace in the 
                         whole, shall we?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why?

               
               
               
               People walk into the room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Just because.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Ladies and gentlemen, I apologies. A 
                         certain congress man who will go nameless, 
                         just dose not know how to take no for 
                         an answer. So this is the infamous SG-1.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Infamous. Yes sir.

               
               
               
               Jack walks up to him

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Colonel Jack O'Neill.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Colonel, I've heard a lot about you.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Don't believe a word of it Senator, 
                         I'm actually a nice guy.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         And this must be the drain, through 
                         witch the money flows.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I know you have a very busy schedule 
                         Senator.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Yes of course, General Hammond. Please 
                         be seated.
 
               
               
               
               They all sit around the table

               
               
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Let me see.Colonel O'Neill, Captain 
                         Carter, Dr. Jackson, Teal'c, with an 
                         apostrophe I understand. Let me just 
                         say, that although illness robbed me 
                         of any chance to serve in this countries 
                         military, I have greatest respect for 
                         those who do. Especially those who have 
                         made service of country, their lives 
                         work. As I have, in my own way. There 
                         is no more honorable vocation.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you Senator, I couldn't agree 
                         more.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Having said that I want to make one 
                         thing abundantly clear, I am by nature 
                         suspicious, of all things secretive. 
                         Be they in the government, or inside 
                         the military service. I believe that 
                         which grows in the shadows and withers 
                         in the light of day, does not belong 
                         on the vine. I've read several reports 
                         of your excursion. Colonel Samuels, 
                         had been kind enough to brief me on 
                         the Stargate. And I have tried to maintain 
                         open mind. I must admit that I find 
                         the very idea of this, facility...of 
                         this command, offensive. It is far to 
                         dangerous to be this secretive. I have 
                         found many examples where you have averted 
                         tragedy...on a global scale, by the 
                         skin of your teeth, and virtually none, 
                         where you have brought back anything 
                         of worth. However, since I have, on 
                         occasion, been wrong before...The President 
                         of the United States, has asked me to 
                         hear you out. So hear I am.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, as long as you've go an open mind.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel.

               
                                     JACK
                         For crying out loud, Samuels, what did 
                         you tell this man?
 
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         The truth.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Colonel Samuels was totally non partisan.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Okay, now that's impossible. He's been 
                         against this program form day one.
 
                         
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         If anything I have voiced my awe and 
                         amazement, of what the Stargate is. 
                         A technological marvel.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It is so much more then that, Senator. 
                         The Stargate represents a giant step 
                         in our understanding of this universe! 
                         We have learned more about astrophysics, 
                         in the past few months, then in the 
                         last 50 years!
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It also gives us insights into human 
                         cultures, that are thousands of years 
                         old.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Dr. Jackson, I'm sure as a scholar of 
                         ancient mythology, you are familiar 
                         of the story of Pandora?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         From Greek mythology, of course. The 
                         first woman created by Zeus, who gave 
                         her a box and warned her never to open 
                         it.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         But she did, out of curiosity. Despite 
                         the warning of her God, who was also 
                         her father, she did. And from it spread 
                         all the pelages, pestilence and evil 
                         that exist now in this world.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And keeping in mind, we are talking 
                         about a myth. She closed it in time 
                         to keep hope inside.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Then should we not close your gate, 
                         for the same reason? To keep hope inside?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Senator, if I may jump in here. I'm 
                         not as smart as you guys, talking in 
                         metaphors here, I'm a military man, 
                         I prefer facts. And the fact is, the 
                         gate, I.E. the box, is already open. 
                         Now what's done is done. We made ourselves 
                         an enemy by killing RA, but the threat 
                         the Goa'ulds now represent.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Threat?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yes sir. As in threatening.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         The word threat, Colonel O'Neill, has 
                         been used far to often by this countries 
                         military as a justification for expenditures 
                         that we can no longer offered. Do you 
                         know how much this program cost?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Sevenish.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Seven Billion, four hundred and seven 
                         million dollars.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Give or take.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Per year!

               
                                     JACK
                         With all due respect, Senator, the accounting 
                         department, is up on level three, I 
                         believe. But if you want to talk about 
                         maintaining the first line of defense, 
                         against what I believe is the greatest 
                         danger, humanity has ever faced.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Hypothetic

               
                                     JACK
                         See for yourself! General, I suggest 
                         we dial up old P4A-771 I think it was, 
                         see how long the good Senator last in 
                         THAT world!
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I have spent a carrier listening to 
                         doom Sayers in uniform. Let us build 
                         our billion-doller machine, and we will 
                         save America from the barbarians at 
                         the gate. Let me remind you the cold 
                         war is over.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         And let me tell you something, this 
                         time there really are barbarians, there 
                         called Goa'ulds, and they really are 
                         at the gate, that one!
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Then I suggest we close it.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Senator, we have reason to believe that 
                         the Goa'uld are about to launch an attack, 
                         through force, in ships.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Then I think they will regret, taking 
                         on the United States Military.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh for Gods sake.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, you're right, well just upload a 
                         computer virus in to the mother ship.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         If they come in ships, Senator, we won't 
                         be any match for them. At their level 
                         of technology they could wipe us out 
                         from orbit.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I'm not convinced of that!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They speak the truth.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         I'm not entirely convinced of that either.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         General, what the hell are we doing 
                         hear, this man had made up his mind 
                         already!
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Sit down Colonel, when I have made up 
                         my mind, you will know it! I will ask 
                         you once more. Sit down, please.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         I gave the President my word that I 
                         would give you a fair hearing, and I 
                         intend to do that. He held you and your 
                         team up as a shining example of the 
                         fine work the SGC is doing. Now, do 
                         you stand by SG-1's record?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, I do.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Then let's just go through it, shall 
                         we?
 
               
               
               
               He opens a suitcase and takes out some files. They're handed 
               round to everyone except SG1
 
               
               
               
                                     KINSEY
                         On February 10th of this year, you and 
                         a team lead by Major Charles Kawalsky, 
                         went through the Stargate on a reconnaissance 
                         mission.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me, Senator. Samuels, can I get 
                         a copy of that?
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         You wrote this report, Colonel.

               
                                     JACK
                         Just want a little reference.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Samuels. To repeat, on the 10th of February, 
                         of this year you along with a team lead 
                         by Major Charles Kawasaky went through 
                         the Stargate on a reconnaissance mission, 
                         to rescue both Dr. Jackson's wife and 
                         her brother, and to determine the Goa'uld 
                         threat.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me, Senator, I'm sorry, there 
                         should be an apostrophe, after the A, 
                         before the U, it's pronounced.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Goa'uld.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         I assume since shortly after arriving 
                         you were captured and imprisoned, you 
                         characterize this world as a enemy strong 
                         hold.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I would.

               
                                     SAMUELS
                         I read from the personnel report of 
                         Colonel Jack O'Neill...dated the 23rd 
                         of February. 'Skarra was chosen, I tried 
                         to stop them from taking him away, but 
                         was struck by a alien staff weapon, 
                         in that moment, Apophis gave the order.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Flashback to the episode, children of the gods

               
               
               
               
               
                                     APOPHIS
                         Kill the rest!

               
               
               
               The prisoners run and scream. Jack turns to Teal'c

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         I can save these people!Help me! Help 
                         me.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Many have said that.But you are the 
                         first who I believe could do it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Get out of the way!

               
               
               
               Jack shoots a hole in the wall

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Come on, lets move!

               
                                     SAM
                         Come on Go, go, move, go, come on, there 
                         you go, go, come on!
 
               
               Teal'c is left on his own

               
               
               
               Present day. Briefing Room

               
               
               
               
               
                                     KINSEY
                         So even with your team, unarmed, at 
                         the enemies mercy, in the palm of their 
                         hand, as it were,one of their own was 
                         able to set you free.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It wasn't that simple, Senator!

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Read on, please.

               
                                     SAMUELS
                         'We met heavy resistance, on our return 
                         to the Stargate, we became pinned down 
                         by enemy aircraft.
 
               
               Another flashback

               
               The people are running towards the stargate. Death gliders are 
               firing at them
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Take cover!

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, were sitting ducks, here.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Kawalsky fires a small missile and destroyes the glider

               
               Present time. Briefing room

               
               
               
               
               
                                     KINSEY
                         It's seems to me that Major Kawalsky, 
                         made light work of what you referred 
                         to in your report as a Death Gliders.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         They were taken by surprise. I wouldn't 
                         expect it to be as easy, next time.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Why not?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         For one thing they weren't used to fighting 
                         humans at our level of technology. Now 
                         they no what we have.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't think you understand, how much 
                         more powerful their weapons are.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Ok, you managed to get away with minimal 
                         casualties, hardly the greatest threat, 
                         humanity has ever faced.
 
               
               
               
               The gate is activated

               
               
               
                                     KINSEY
                         What's happening?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It's just SG-2, returning on schedule, 
                         Senator. Nothing to worry about.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Oh, I disagree, General. I think it 
                         is something to worry about.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Mr. Kinsey, seems to be under the impression 
                         that the Goa'uld are not a military 
                         threat.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         You seem to have defeated them handily 
                         at every turn!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Did you read all the reports, sir? The 
                         actually killed us once.
 
               
               
               
               Flashback to The Nox

               
               
               
               Apophis is walking with his guards

               
               
               
                                     APOPHIS
                         Jaffa!

               
               A firefight ensues between them and SG1

               
                                     APOPHIS
                         Kree'ta!

               
               
               
               Apophis shoots at Jack with a staff weapon. He is hit

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel!

               
               Sam and Daniel are also killed. Teal'c turns and Apophis aims 
               the weapon at him
 
               
               Briefing Room. Present day

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Senator, if Goa'uld technology can generate 
                         energy shields around individuals, they 
                         can do the same thing with whole armies!
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And ships!

               
                                     KINSEY
                         And have you ever seen one of these 
                         ships?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes sir.

               
               Flashback

               
               A ship lands on a pyramid

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is the ship of the Goa'uld Nurti. 
                         An enemy of Apophis.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What the hell is that?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We must go.

               
               
               
               They are running to the gate

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We must get to the Stargate.

               
                                     JACK
                         No argument from me!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This Goa'uld Nurti, once sent an emissary 
                         of peace to negotiate a treaty concerning 
                         a Stargate Apophis had taken control 
                         of the negotiation was a ploy, the Stargate 
                         was destroyed!
 
               
               
               
               Teal'c dials the gate

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Take your time, no hurry.

               
               
               
               They run through the gate

               
               Present Time. Briefing room

               
               
               
                                     KINSEY
                         You escaped Colonel, on foot I might 
                         add.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Just one of these Goa'uld ships was 
                         responsible, for the deaths of SG-7, 
                         and the entire local population and 
                         that's over 1,000 people.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The point is, sir, we have seen how 
                         the Goa'uld have destroyed, entire civilization!
 
                         
               
               
               
               Flashback to Cold Lazarus

               
               Sam is speaking to the entity in the crystal

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Hello?

               
                                     ENTITY
                         Hello.

               
                                     SAM
                         What are you?

               
                                     ENTITY
                         Energy, unity. You would describe me 
                         thus.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You asked for help.

               
                                     ENTITY
                         If I remain here, my energy will disintegrate. 
                         I must return.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why did you no speak before?

               
                                     ENTITY
                         Fear.

               
                                     JACK
                         Of what?

               
                                     ENTITY
                         The Goa'uld came to our planet, along 
                         time ago. We were not afraid then, and 
                         we tried to greet them. One of them 
                         touched us, as you did, and was destroyed 
                         by our Energy.
 
               
               
               
               Jack is on the planet. He touches the crystal and is knocked 
               off his feet
 
               
               
               
               SGC

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Goa'ulds must have come thought 
                         the gate exploring.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That's why it was afraid, we look just 
                         like them.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         One of the Goa'ulds was killed?

               
                                     ENTITY
                         The gathered all the unity in one place, 
                         and ended it.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We confirmed Goa'uld energy weapons 
                         did it.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Then that pit wasn't a ceremonial place 
                         at all. It was some kind of mass grave.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Briefing room. Present day

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         I'd call that a threat.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Admittedly these Goa'uld are a dangerous 
                         race.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         More dangerous then you could possible 
                         know.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Well, if their so strong, why did you 
                         switch sides in the first place?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Because what is right cannot be measured 
                         by strength! Your world values freedom, 
                         I wish that very same freedom for my 
                         people.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I don't want to appear callous, sir, 
                         but I believe that's your problem. Not 
                         ours.
 
               
               
               
               Jack is angry. Teal'c stands

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It will soon be yours as well, Senator 
                         Kinsey. For the Goa'uld are as powerful 
                         as they are evil. The Goa'uld have enslaved 
                         a galaxy of worlds.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I don't care about other worlds. I must 
                         place the citizens of, this country 
                         first.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then you would be wise the heed our 
                         warnings, Senator Kinsey! For when the 
                         Goa'uld do finally come in force, and 
                         they will, your citizens, as the strongest, 
                         most powerful country of this world, 
                         will be among the first to die!
 
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         On your return from the Chu'lak mission, 
                         Major Kawasaky became infested by a 
                         Goa'uld parasite, correct?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That's correct.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         He very nearly destroyed this facility.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Flashback to The Enemy Within

               
               
               
               Kawalsky is trying to get through the gate. Teal'c is blocking 
               the way
 
               
               
               
                                     GOA'ULD
                         Jaffa, Kel'sha!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You cannot pass.

               
               
               
               Jack enters the control room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         He set the coordinates for Chu'lak!
 
                         
               
               
               
               Kawalsky and Teal'c are fighting in the gateroom

               
               
               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         He set the autodestruct sequence on 
                         the failsafe device.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How did he have the code?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I don't know, but I need to ranking 
                         officers to over ride it and your it.
 
                         
               
               
               
               They continue to fight

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright we did it, open the blast doors.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Teal'c has Kawalsky halfway into the event horizon

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c! Hold him there! Shut it down,now!
 
                         
               
               
               
               The gate is shut down and Kawalksy falls to the ground, dead.
 
               
               
               Briefing Room. Present day

               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         We stopped him.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Yes you did. On that occasion, with 
                         the loss of a fine officer, you did. 
                         But consider the myriad pelages, you 
                         could bring back through the Stargate. 
                         Reason enough to shut it down forever. 
                         Colonel Samuels..
 
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         I quote now from the official report 
                         of General Hammond, dated March of this 
                         year, concerning a dangerous disease 
                         brought back from another world.
 
               
               
               
               Flashback to the Broca Divide

               
               
               
               
               
               Hammond is on the phone in his office

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sir, I am afraid I have a serious situation 
                         here. It appears we brought a very contagious 
                         disease through the Stargate. Yes, sir, 
                         that's right. Well sir, I have ordered 
                         the mountain sealed off, but I think 
                         you should order in a armed division 
                         to set up a second line of defense. 
                         Well sir my recommendation is, that 
                         anyone attempting to leave the mountain, 
                         should be shot on site, and their body 
                         burned.
 
               
               
               
               Hammond is taken to Jacks holding cell

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Sorry, Colonel O'Neill, I am afraid 
                         your private room has become a semi-private.We 
                         are running out of places to put all 
                         the victims, we've used, the brigs, 
                         we've used the tent quarters, some of 
                         the storage rooms.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Doc

               
                                     JANET
                         Did you say something?

               
                                     JACK
                         Give more.

               
                                     JANET
                         Give more, what?

               
                                     JACK
                         More.

               
                                     JANET
                         An injection, you mean you want more 
                         sedative? You have already had more 
                         then the maximum safe dosage, twice 
                         as much then anyone else, because you 
                         have been more violent.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Give.

               
                                     JANET
                         No. It's not safe!

               
                                     JACK
                         Give! Give.

               
                                     JANET
                         Why are you so insistent?

               
               
               
               She gives him more

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         You must have been in alot of pain.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Doc!

               
                                     JANET
                         Colonel O'Neill?

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         So you are still in there somewhere.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Dream.

               
                                     JANET
                         I'm afraid not, Colonel, it's very real. 
                         This is interesting, enough sedative 
                         must knock back the primitive mind. 
                         Colonel, listen to me, I am not going 
                         to be able to keep you at this level 
                         for very long, it's to dangerous, it 
                         could cause permanent brain damage.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         What is it?

               
                                     JANET
                         It's a parasitic virus. All we can tell 
                         is that it seems to mess with body chemicals, 
                         all of them. Testosterone levels sky 
                         rocket, thus the aggressive behavior. 
                         It's histamonic, which means it breaks 
                         down histamine, where.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Experiment on me.

               
                                     JANET
                         Experiment on you? No sir, I can't do 
                         that.
 
               
               
               
               Briefing Room. Present day

               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         We saved an entire race of people, I 
                         call that a success, sir.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         But if you hadn't have been able to 
                         find a cure so readily, if it had reached 
                         the general population...if the effects 
                         weren't reversible. Colonel O'Neill, 
                         You nearly died on another occasion 
                         when affected by.
 
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         Nannites.

               
               
               
               Flashback to Brief Candle. Daniel is with Jack. The gate activates
 
               
               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam's coming back! Jack.

               
               
               
               Jack comes out. He has aged, much more

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Welcome back, Captain. So what did you 
                         find out? Come on now, don't keep the 
                         elderly waiting, it's rude.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It isn't a virus.

               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, what is it?

               
                                     SAM
                         Dr. Fraser and I came up empty, she's 
                         still looking at it. But it's gonna 
                         take time.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Time is something these people don't 
                         have, Captain.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Nor do I.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, there's something else. Your blood 
                         samples showed way more organisms compared 
                         to the Argosians.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How many more?

               
                                     SAM
                         Maybe on a level of a hundred times 
                         more. And they are multiplying.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Cut to it, Captain.

               
                                     SAM
                         At the rate your changing, by then end 
                         of two weeks you'll be the equivalent 
                         of 100 years old.
 
               
               
               
               Sam and Janet work on the problem at the SGC

               
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         We have given the nanocytes some live 
                         tissue to interact with, but they aren't 
                         touching it. The only thing they appear 
                         to do is make more of them selves. So 
                         how are they causing the ageing on Argos?
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         Maybe there's something on Argos they 
                         need to make them do another task. Something 
                         in the air, or the food.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Is there a problem Captain Carter?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know!

               
                                     JANET
                         Well it's eating through the rubber!
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Oh, God.

               
                                     JANET
                         What? What is it?

               
                                     SAM
                         They're trying to spread!

               
               
               
               The team send a video message to Jack

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         We're working with computer simulations, 
                         and practical simulations. Realistically 
                         sir, I'm afraid it might take years.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The General say's that gate travel to 
                         Argos, is strictly off limits for the 
                         next millennia. But we can send objects 
                         through, so if you need anything, just 
                         call. Say something.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Colonel, I have learned very much from 
                         you. Thank you.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You know, goodbye's really suck!

               
               
               
               Briefing Room. Present day

               
               
               
                                     KINSEY
                         As I understand it, you almost lost 
                         containment, Captain Carter.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, they tried to mutate in the lab. 
                         But after the incident, the General 
                         ordered all samples of the Nanocyte, 
                         destroyed.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         And what about next time?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well there won't be a next time, the 
                         Nanocytes, the transmitter device, everything 
                         that tampered with the population of 
                         that world has been destroyed!
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         In fact, SG-2 just made contact with 
                         Kynthia's planet just a few weeks ago. 
                         They are living long productive lives 
                         because of us. Now I am very proud of 
                         what we did there.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I might even retire there.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         You have no fear of it, do you Colonel, 
                         it's like a game to you.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         No sir. Anything as powerful as the 
                         Stargate deserves respect. We know how 
                         dangerous it is, for us to do what we 
                         do, we also no how important it is.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Colonel O'Neill, you're like reckless 
                         children and your playing with fire.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         If you shut down this program now, when 
                         it's needed most!
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         For what?!?

               
                                     SAM
                         To gather technology, weapons!

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Not at this price, or this level of 
                         competence.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         My people are the best out there, Senator!
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I'm sorry, general, but your best, is 
                         not good enough. I do not improve of, 
                         nor support this endeavor, and I have 
                         heared nothing here today that will 
                         change my mind. I intend to shut the 
                         Stargate down.
 
               
               
               
               Kinsey begins to leave the room. Daniel jumps up after him

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Senator, please listen to me.

               
                                     SAMUELS
                         I think he has made up his mind Dr. 
                         Jackson.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You want your one reason, I'll give 
                         it to you. What if I told you I knew 
                         that they were coming, in ships. What 
                         if I said that a ship larger then the 
                         great pyramid is going to land right 
                         on top of this mountain, in a matter 
                         of weeks, maybe days.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Then I would be curious to know why 
                         you waited until this moment before 
                         saying so.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Because I didn't think that anyone would 
                         believe me. And if I didn't live through 
                         it my self, I don't think I would, but 
                         it is a fact! And if you shut this program 
                         down, you will rob us of our one chance 
                         to stop them before they get here.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Where did you learn this information?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         On our last mission. We came across 
                         a civilization with a technology level 
                         similar to our own. They had been wiped 
                         out, they left behind a warning, Beware 
                         the Destroyers now along with that warning 
                         came a set of numbers.Co-ordinates of 
                         where the final Goa'uld attack will 
                         be lunched from.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         And did all of you witness this warning?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No sir, they didn't, just me.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we think Daniel may have experiences 
                         a interdimensional transfer to a alternate 
                         reality.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         I beg your pardon?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The moment I touched an item on 233, 
                         I was separated from the rest of the 
                         team, I was actually transported to 
                         an alternate reality, where Earth was 
                         already under Goa'uld attack. I got 
                         this when I was there.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         My heaven, I have heard enough of this.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Senator, the Goa'uld were bombarding 
                         our cities from space, we were defenseless 
                         against their weapons.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Dr. Jackson, I do not suffer fools gladly.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Nor do I, Senator, and I am telling 
                         you, when we killed Ra two years ago, 
                         we set in a motion a chain of events 
                         that WILL that will eventually lead 
                         to an all out attack, on Earth, by the 
                         Goa'uld!
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         If this is so, why have they waited?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It would take time for Apophis to assemble 
                         the necessary forces.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Right, the society is feudal, it would 
                         take time to build an army. Look all 
                         I know is the location there going to 
                         lunch the final attack from. If you 
                         don't believe me then just let us dial 
                         in the co-ordinates, and let us go there 
                         and find out!
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         How many ships Dr. Jackson has anyone 
                         detected there approach?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I can't be sure of the exact details, 
                         I mean there were differences between 
                         that reality and this one.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Oh, of course there were.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I am not crazy.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Nor am I, Dr. Jackson, neither am I 
                         unused to 11th hour please, though NEVER 
                         have I heard one so despite, as this.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Senator, they are coming.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         Then I say, let them come!

               
                                     JACK
                         Where do you get this bureaucratic bull? 
                         You're talking suicide!
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         Colonel O'Neill, you under estimate 
                         this great nation.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is you that under estimate the enemy, 
                         we have challenged Apophis, he will 
                         not rest until the people on the world 
                         worship him as their God.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         There is only one God, sir! And I do 
                         not believe for one moment that he will 
                         allow what you're trying to tell me 
                         come to pass, we are after all, one 
                         nation, under God.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         And you think God is going to save us?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The Goa'uld believe they are Gods. And 
                         your beliefs will not dissuade them.
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         If the Goa'uld do come, then we will 
                         be able to tell them that we have buried 
                         our gate on under the ground forever, 
                         and that we will never go through it 
                         again. If they challenge us then we 
                         shall prevail.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You're a fool.

               
                                     KINSEY
                         And if they don't come, which I think 
                         is infinitely more likely, then Pandora's 
                         Box, will have finally been closed, 
                         once and for all. Now if you will excuse 
                         me, I have business to attend to.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Kinsey leaves the room

               
               
               
                                     SAMUELS
                         For what it's worth, I'm sorry it had 
                         to end like this.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Get out of here!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         General Hammond, I would like to request 
                         permission to return through the Stargate, 
                         before it is permanently sealed. If 
                         this world does not intend to continue 
                         it's struggle against the Goa'uld, then 
                         here I do not belong.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I think I'm going with him.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I can't allow that Colonel, I'm sorry 
                         but you know that. The president has 
                         made it perfectly clear, if were unable 
                         to convince the Senator, we would cease 
                         operations, effective immediately.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, there are still two SG teams off 
                         world.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well keep the light on until they return, 
                         but that's all I'm authorized to do.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         So what, that's it?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That's it Colonel.

               
                                     SAM
                         It can't be.

               
                                     JACK
                         With all do respect, sir.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sir, with all do respect, the good Senator 
                         is an ass.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         He is a elected official of the government 
                         we have sworn to serve. Weather we agree 
                         or disagree, he has made his decision. 
                         Our commander and chief, had given us 
                         our orders accordingly. I expect you 
                         all to carry them out. Dismissed.
 
                         
               
               
               
               SG1 turn and look at the gate

               
               THE END
               

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