Daniel is being treated for the staff blast wound
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.
Or so your vision foretells.
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
And you were there, and your were there,
and there's no place like home.
As a matter of fact you were there!
Daniel, it's not that we don't believe
So you do.
No, it's just that we don't believe
Jack, this is very important.
Alright, when you were in this alternate
reality, were there differences?
Yes, ah, Teal'c was leading the attack
on Earth, I wasn't even part of the
program, you and Jack were engaged to
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?
Yes, but the defining event, the death
of RA, took place in both worlds.
An attack of retribution.
Yes! And the same thing is going to
happen here, unless we don't stop it.
Alright, wait a minute, let me get something
It is theoretically possible.
It's against regulations.
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
I thought you might be here, how's our
He's going to be just fine, general.
That's a, Lieutenant Colonel Samuels,
I beg your pardon, Sir, congratulations.
You'll always be Sparky to me.
I thought you had been transferred to
the Pentagon, sir.
I was, Stargate mission analyses. I'm
hear today of course, for the hearing.
Senator Kinsey? The Stargate program?
I thought you were going to testify?
They will, SG-1 just returned from a
mission last night, I haven't had the
chance to inform them.
Well perhaps I shouldn't say too much
Oh cut the crap Samuels, what's going
Senator Kinsey, has taken a great deal
of interest in the program, thus far,
he doesn't like what he has seen.
I'm sorry to hear that.
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.
Hammonds is on the phone in his office. Jack is waiting to speak
Yes sir, I understand, we'll fight the
General, politics isn't my strong suit,
but doesn't the President, outrank a
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.
That would be the Stargate.
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.
I take it he didn't.
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.
That effectively shuts us down, sir.
Very effectively. It cost nearly a billion
dollars just to turn the lights on around
How about a bake sale? Yard sale? Garage?
This is what I look like when I am not
I'm sorry, sir. It's just, I don't get
it, how does one man get that much power?
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
Briefing room. Jack is doodling
Well he's late.
You see more apprehensive of this meeting
then your are of battle.
I prefer battle actually.
I'm sure once we tell him Earths future
is at stake.
Daniel? Let's just keep your alternate
reality story as our little ace in the
whole, shall we?
People walk into the room
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.
Infamous. Yes sir.
Jack walks up to him
Colonel Jack O'Neill.
Colonel, I've heard a lot about you.
Don't believe a word of it Senator,
I'm actually a nice guy.
And this must be the drain, through
witch the money flows.
I know you have a very busy schedule
Yes of course, General Hammond. Please
They all sit around the table
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.
Thank you Senator, I couldn't agree
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.
Well, as long as you've go an open mind.
For crying out loud, Samuels, what did
you tell this man?
Colonel Samuels was totally non partisan.
Okay, now that's impossible. He's been
against this program form day one.
If anything I have voiced my awe and
amazement, of what the Stargate is.
A technological marvel.
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!
It also gives us insights into human
cultures, that are thousands of years
Dr. Jackson, I'm sure as a scholar of
ancient mythology, you are familiar
of the story of Pandora?
From Greek mythology, of course. The
first woman created by Zeus, who gave
her a box and warned her never to open
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.
And keeping in mind, we are talking
about a myth. She closed it in time
to keep hope inside.
Then should we not close your gate,
for the same reason? To keep hope inside?
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.
Yes sir. As in threatening.
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?
Seven Billion, four hundred and seven
Give or take.
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.
See for yourself! General, I suggest
we dial up old P4A-771 I think it was,
see how long the good Senator last in
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.
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!
Then I suggest we close it.
Senator, we have reason to believe that
the Goa'uld are about to launch an attack,
through force, in ships.
Then I think they will regret, taking
on the United States Military.
Oh for Gods sake.
Oh, you're right, well just upload a
computer virus in to the mother ship.
If they come in ships, Senator, we won't
be any match for them. At their level
of technology they could wipe us out
I'm not convinced of that!
They speak the truth.
I'm not entirely convinced of that either.
General, what the hell are we doing
hear, this man had made up his mind
Sit down Colonel, when I have made up
my mind, you will know it! I will ask
you once more. Sit down, please.
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?
Yes, I do.
Then let's just go through it, shall
He opens a suitcase and takes out some files. They're handed
round to everyone except SG1
On February 10th of this year, you and
a team lead by Major Charles Kawalsky,
went through the Stargate on a reconnaissance
Excuse me, Senator. Samuels, can I get
a copy of that?
You wrote this report, Colonel.
Just want a little reference.
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
Excuse me, Senator, I'm sorry, there
should be an apostrophe, after the A,
before the U, it's pronounced.
I assume since shortly after arriving
you were captured and imprisoned, you
characterize this world as a enemy strong
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
Kill the rest!
The prisoners run and scream. Jack turns to Teal'c
I can save these people!Help me! Help
Many have said that.But you are the
first who I believe could do it.
Get out of the way!
Jack shoots a hole in the wall
Come on, lets move!
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
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.
It wasn't that simple, Senator!
Read on, please.
'We met heavy resistance, on our return
to the Stargate, we became pinned down
by enemy aircraft.
The people are running towards the stargate. Death gliders are
firing at them
Colonel, were sitting ducks, here.
Kawalsky fires a small missile and destroyes the glider
Present time. Briefing room
It's seems to me that Major Kawalsky,
made light work of what you referred
to in your report as a Death Gliders.
They were taken by surprise. I wouldn't
expect it to be as easy, next time.
For one thing they weren't used to fighting
humans at our level of technology. Now
they no what we have.
I don't think you understand, how much
more powerful their weapons are.
Ok, you managed to get away with minimal
casualties, hardly the greatest threat,
humanity has ever faced.
The gate is activated
It's just SG-2, returning on schedule,
Senator. Nothing to worry about.
Oh, I disagree, General. I think it
is something to worry about.
Mr. Kinsey, seems to be under the impression
that the Goa'uld are not a military
You seem to have defeated them handily
at every turn!
Did you read all the reports, sir? The
actually killed us once.
Flashback to The Nox
Apophis is walking with his guards
A firefight ensues between them and SG1
Apophis shoots at Jack with a staff weapon. He is hit
Sam and Daniel are also killed. Teal'c turns and Apophis aims
the weapon at him
Briefing Room. Present day
Senator, if Goa'uld technology can generate
energy shields around individuals, they
can do the same thing with whole armies!
And have you ever seen one of these
A ship lands on a pyramid
It is the ship of the Goa'uld Nurti.
An enemy of Apophis.
What the hell is that?
We must go.
They are running to the gate
We must get to the Stargate.
No argument from me!
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
Teal'c dials the gate
Take your time, no hurry.
They run through the gate
Present Time. Briefing room
You escaped Colonel, on foot I might
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.
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
What are you?
Energy, unity. You would describe me
You asked for help.
If I remain here, my energy will disintegrate.
I must return.
Why did you no speak before?
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
The Goa'ulds must have come thought
the gate exploring.
That's why it was afraid, we look just
One of the Goa'ulds was killed?
The gathered all the unity in one place,
and ended it.
We confirmed Goa'uld energy weapons
Then that pit wasn't a ceremonial place
at all. It was some kind of mass grave.
Briefing room. Present day
I'd call that a threat.
Admittedly these Goa'uld are a dangerous
More dangerous then you could possible
Well, if their so strong, why did you
switch sides in the first place?
Because what is right cannot be measured
by strength! Your world values freedom,
I wish that very same freedom for my
I don't want to appear callous, sir,
but I believe that's your problem. Not
Jack is angry. Teal'c stands
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.
I don't care about other worlds. I must
place the citizens of, this country
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!
On your return from the Chu'lak mission,
Major Kawasaky became infested by a
Goa'uld parasite, correct?
He very nearly destroyed this facility.
Flashback to The Enemy Within
Kawalsky is trying to get through the gate. Teal'c is blocking
You cannot pass.
Jack enters the control room
He set the coordinates for Chu'lak!
Kawalsky and Teal'c are fighting in the gateroom
He set the autodestruct sequence on
the failsafe device.
How did he have the code?
I don't know, but I need to ranking
officers to over ride it and your it.
They continue to fight
Alright we did it, open the blast doors.
Teal'c has Kawalsky halfway into the event horizon
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
We stopped him.
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.
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
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
Hammond is taken to Jacks holding cell
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.
Did you say something?
Give more, what?
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.
No. It's not safe!
Why are you so insistent?
She gives him more
You must have been in alot of pain.
So you are still in there somewhere.
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.
What is it?
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.
Experiment on me.
Experiment on you? No sir, I can't do
Briefing Room. Present day
We saved an entire race of people, I
call that a success, sir.
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.
Flashback to Brief Candle. Daniel is with Jack. The gate activates
Sam's coming back! Jack.
Jack comes out. He has aged, much more
Welcome back, Captain. So what did you
find out? Come on now, don't keep the
elderly waiting, it's rude.
It isn't a virus.
Alright, what is it?
Dr. Fraser and I came up empty, she's
still looking at it. But it's gonna
Time is something these people don't
Nor do I.
Sir, there's something else. Your blood
samples showed way more organisms compared
to the Argosians.
How many more?
Maybe on a level of a hundred times
more. And they are multiplying.
Cut to it, Captain.
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
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?
Maybe there's something on Argos they
need to make them do another task. Something
in the air, or the food.
Is there a problem Captain Carter?
I don't know!
Well it's eating through the rubber!
What? What is it?
They're trying to spread!
The team send a video message to Jack
We're working with computer simulations,
and practical simulations. Realistically
sir, I'm afraid it might take years.
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.
Colonel, I have learned very much from
you. Thank you.
You know, goodbye's really suck!
Briefing Room. Present day
As I understand it, you almost lost
containment, Captain Carter.
Yes, they tried to mutate in the lab.
But after the incident, the General
ordered all samples of the Nanocyte,
And what about next time?
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!
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.
I might even retire there.
You have no fear of it, do you Colonel,
it's like a game to you.
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.
Colonel O'Neill, you're like reckless
children and your playing with fire.
If you shut down this program now, when
it's needed most!
To gather technology, weapons!
Not at this price, or this level of
My people are the best out there, Senator!
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
Kinsey begins to leave the room. Daniel jumps up after him
Senator, please listen to me.
I think he has made up his mind Dr.
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.
Then I would be curious to know why
you waited until this moment before
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.
Where did you learn this information?
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.
And did all of you witness this warning?
No sir, they didn't, just me.
Sir, we think Daniel may have experiences
a interdimensional transfer to a alternate
I beg your pardon?
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.
My heaven, I have heard enough of this.
Senator, the Goa'uld were bombarding
our cities from space, we were defenseless
against their weapons.
Dr. Jackson, I do not suffer fools gladly.
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
If this is so, why have they waited?
It would take time for Apophis to assemble
the necessary forces.
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!
How many ships Dr. Jackson has anyone
detected there approach?
I can't be sure of the exact details,
I mean there were differences between
that reality and this one.
Oh, of course there were.
I am not crazy.
Nor am I, Dr. Jackson, neither am I
unused to 11th hour please, though NEVER
have I heard one so despite, as this.
Senator, they are coming.
Then I say, let them come!
Where do you get this bureaucratic bull?
You're talking suicide!
Colonel O'Neill, you under estimate
this great nation.
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.
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.
And you think God is going to save us?
The Goa'uld believe they are Gods. And
your beliefs will not dissuade them.
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
You're a fool.
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
For what it's worth, I'm sorry it had
to end like this.
Get out of here!
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.
I think I'm going with him.
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.
Sir, there are still two SG teams off
Well keep the light on until they return,
but that's all I'm authorized to do.
So what, that's it?
That's it Colonel.
It can't be.
With all do respect, sir.
Sir, with all do respect, the good Senator
is an ass.
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