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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 203

                                      "PRISONERS"

                                           By

                                    Terry Curtis Fox




               The team are offworld on a planet that consists of lush green 
               forestry
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         All right kids. Weíre due back, unless 
                         you can tell me youíve discovered something 
                         Earth shattering, Iím read to bag this 
                         one.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We practically just got here. We have 
                         no idea what this planet has to offer.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Trees and Moss.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, a few miles from the Stargate, 
                         granted, but...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Captain any signs of radio traffic in 
                         the last twenty-four hours? Any chemical 
                         traces in the air to indicate civilization?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         None, sir.

               
               
               
               Daniel tries to speak and puts his finger in the air. Jack points 
               his own finger
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah! Ah! Weíll flag it for an aerial 
                         survey. As much as I love a good rain 
                         forest..
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         OíNeill

               
               
               
               A man comes out of the tree's and falls to his knees

               
               
               
                                     MAN
                         Help me. They find me. Taldor.

               
                                     JACK
                         Who?

               
                                     MAN
                         Taldor. They find me now.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Tal? I donít, I have no idea.

               
                                     MAN
                         They find me. They find you.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Taldor is bad?

               
                                     MAN
                         All around us now.

               
                                     JACK
                         All right, all right. Weíre surrounded 
                         by Taldor. Just relax. Just come with 
                         us. Come on. All right,Keep an eye out 
                         for Taldor.
 
               
               
               
               They take the man and begin walking.

               
               
               
                                     MAN
                         Taldor.

               
                                     JACK
                         What the hell is that?

               
                                     MAN
                         It comes for us.

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
               They are beamed away and arrive in an empty room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Everybody all right?

               
                                     TALDOR
                         You are prisoners

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Taldor! Taldor means justice. It just 
                         came to me.
 
               
                                     MALE TALDOR
                         You trespass on ancient grounds.

               
                                     JACK
                         Hey, look we didnít mean to trespass. 
                         Weíre explorers, we came through the 
                         Stargate from Earth.
 
               
                                     TALDOR
                         It does not matter who you are or where 
                         you are from; you have helped..
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Who? This guy? Yeah?

               
                                     MALE TALDOR
                         Then you share in his crime.

               
                                     JACK
                         What crime?

               
                                     TALDOR
                         Murder.

               
                                     JACK
                         All right, look. We donít know anything 
                         about a murder. He was running from 
                         something, he stopped for help. We helped.
 
                         
               
                                     MALE TALDOR
                         For the crimes of trespass on ancient 
                         grounds...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Anybody wanna to jump in here?

               
                                     TALDOR
                         Of aiding a murder

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We had no intention of interfering with 
                         your justice system
 
               
                                     MALE TALDOR
                         Of carrying weapon on ancient grounds
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We are trained to defend ourselves.
 
                         
               
                                     TALDOR
                         You will be sent through the Stargate
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you

               
                                     MALE TALDOR
                         To The prison Hadante.

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, No, no no no This is just a misunderstanding.
 
                         
               
                                     TALDOR
                         For the remainder of you lives.

               
               Titles

               
               
               
               SG1 arrive in Hadante, the prison

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey! Well this sucks.

               
               
               
               The prison is underground and consists of many caverns. A whistling 
               sound begins and prisoners come to see who has come through the 
               gate
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why are they whistling?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         OíNeill.

               
               
               
               
               
               There are a pair of smoking shoes by the gate

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Oh my God.

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The wounds are cauterised.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah? So?

               
                                     SAM
                         So, who ever it was must have been standing 
                         in front of the gate when it opened. 
                         Disintegrated by the vortex.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why would anyone do that?

               
                                     SAM
                         It's okay. We aren't going to hurt you. 
                         We just want to talk to you. Please
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Captain Carter

               
               
               
               Sam is grabbed by a prisoner. She headbutts him and tries to 
               kick him, but he has grabbed her from behind. A woman comes out
 
               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         Vishnor.

               
               
               
               Vishnor drops Sam

               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         You have been sent through the great 
                         circle
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, yes but that was.

               
                                     LINEA
                         You have been sentenced to life imprisonment 
                         here for your crimes or you would not 
                         be here. I am Linea.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I am Daniel; This is Jack, Captain 
                         Carter and Tealíc. If youíre the one 
                         that stopped this attack,then I suppose 
                         we are grateful.
 
               
               
               
               Linea turns to the other prisoners, whilst putting her hand on 
               Sam's shoulder
 
               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         This woman is under my protection. She 
                         is not to be taken by any man.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Itís alright, its...

               
                                     LINEA
                         Is that clear Vishnor? Is that clear?
 
                         
               
               
               
               The other prisoners leave

               
               
               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         You were saying?

               
                                     SAM
                         Ah, that I can take care of myself.
 
                         
               
                                     LINEA
                         I mean you no disrespect. But I know 
                         what it is to be a woman in Hadante. 
                         For what little it is worth, welcome.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, ah, excuse me but...

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, I think thatís about it for 
                         the welcome wagon.You alright?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Okay kids. This is our situation. What 
                         do we need?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         A dial home device would be nice.

               
                                     JACK
                         Okay, letís assume we donít find one 
                         of those. What else?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Power To free up the super conductive 
                         ring on the stargate.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         So we can dial the gate manually.

               
                                     SAM
                         Itís worked before.

               
                                     JACK
                         Right. So we're looking for a power 
                         source. Tealíc, look scary, take point.
 
                         
               
               
               
               They start to walk through the prison. Jack and Daniel are behind 
               the others and some prisoners come near them
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         We're with him.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Itís like weíre in Botany Bay.

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, The original name for Sydney Harbour. 
                         When the British first colonized Australia 
                         they turned into a continental prison 
                         that was half a world away. Of course 
                         this is probably more than that.
 
               
               
               
               Jack pats him on the shoulder

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Itís okay, itís okay.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps the Taldor only believes the 
                         stargate goes here.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Wherever here is.

               
               
               
               A prisoner appears in front of them. He is dragging a body

               
               
               
               
               
                                     PRISONER
                         Here. I give.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What you killed him?

               
                                     PRISONER
                         No not me. Killed himself. Not me.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Right

               
                                     PRISONER
                         Here for you.

               
               
               
               He offers Sam a necklace, taken from the dead man

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         In exchange for?

               
                                     PRISONER
                         Like Linea, a gift. For the protected 
                         one.
 
               
               
               
               Sam declines, so he turns to Teal'c

               
               
               
                                     PRISONER
                         You are very strong. Yes?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Yes. I am.

               
                                     PRISONER
                         Maybe you challenge Vishnor? Maybe you 
                         win. Maybe I be your friend.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Maybe not.

               
                                     JACK
                         Okay. Daniel, you and Tealíc keep looking 
                         around Botany Bay here. Carter and I 
                         are going to have a little chat with....
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Linea.

               
                                     JACK
                         Right. Something is generating the power 
                         around here, and she seems to be in 
                         charge.
 
               
               
               
               As Teal'c and Daniel begin to leave, Jack grabs Daniel by the 
               arm
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh Danny! You've got to trust me on 
                         this
 
               
               
               
               He removes Daniel's glasses

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Signs of weakness, not a good thing 
                         in prison.
 
               
               
               
               Jack and Sam head off to see Linea

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         You know, sir, without our remote transmitter.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I know. General Hammond will send another 
                         SG team as soon as we are overdue.
 
                         
               
               
               
               A prisoner is being chased

               
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         What do you think they're going to do 
                         to him?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Not our problem, Captain.

               
               
               
               SGC Control Room

               
               
               
                                     TECH
                         We're getting SG3's remote Transmitter, 
                         sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Letís hope they found SG1. Open the 
                         iris. Have them report directly to the 
                         briefing room.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         yes sir.

               
               
               
               
               
               Jack and Sam speak with Linea

               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         Sooner or later, all new arrivals come 
                         here. Youíre not from any of the island 
                         states under the Taldor.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         No we're from Earth. Earth is, well, 
                         itís way out there.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Then youíre from a place from which 
                         I have no knowledge. Do you intend to 
                         challenge me?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, all we really want to do, right 
                         now, is get out of here.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Get out of here? We are deep under ground.It 
                         is my understanding that the great circle 
                         transported us to an entirely different 
                         world. One that once teemed with life, 
                         but no more. This place, thousands of 
                         years old, is all that remains. Thatís 
                         why the Taldor turned it into a prison. 
                         They could see no other use.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So, bottom line is the stargate is the 
                         only way in or out.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Many here believe that when a prisoner 
                         comes through the stargate , they can 
                         be caught in the circles great wave 
                         and returned to the other side.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Actually they die.

               
                                     SAM
                         See what you just referred to as the 
                         great wave is actually an unstable vortex 
                         generated by the gate when it first 
                         opens. Anything inside its radius is 
                         completely designated.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Thereís a pair of smoking feet standing 
                         in place when we got here.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         There are two ways and two ways only 
                         to control a society. Through fear or 
                         through hope. In this world, fear is 
                         a constant. The belief in escape, whether 
                         founded or not, allows hope.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So out of hope, these people are killing 
                         themselves?
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         They believe it is escape, who am I 
                         to say it is not.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, we have a better way.

               
                                     LINEA
                         What would you ask of me?

               
                                     SAM
                         We need power.

               
                                     LINEA
                         There are many forms of power, my dear. 
                         Some more subtle than others.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         For the moment, we just need is the 
                         electrical kind.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Then we both have something the other 
                         wants.
 
               
               
               
               Hammond talks to SG3 in the Briefing Room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They just handed you SG1ís weapons and 
                         remote transmitters and offered no further 
                         explanation?
 
               
                                     WARREN
                         Only that they have been accused of 
                         a crime and sent through the stargate 
                         to some sort of prison.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What crime?

               
                                     WARREN
                         They said it wasnít my concern and sent 
                         me straight to the stargate. I was going 
                         to take my men back and --
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You did the right thing returning to 
                         base. From what you tell me, this has 
                         become a diplomatic problem. That means 
                         SG9.
 
               
               
               
               Back with Sam and Jack

               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         Iíve long believed that the best way 
                         to get knowledge is to give it. These 
                         are my activators.
 
               
               
               
               She takes a bottle and puts a few drops of the liquid onto a 
               plant. The plant begins to grow
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Is this a chemical reaction?

               
                                     LINEA
                         Much more.The liquid permeates the hard 
                         core of the terra-root and allows for 
                         the organic material within to interact 
                         on a basic level.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Basic? Meaning?

               
                                     LINEA
                         That which we cannot see, but which 
                         all is made.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Subatomic.

               
                                     JACK
                         Ah.

               
                                     SAM
                         Are we talking about organically based 
                         cold fusion?
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         I do not know your terminology.

               
                                     SAM
                         What you call basics, we call atoms. 
                         Groups of protons, neutrons, and electrons. 
                         These are the basic building blocks 
                         of all matter.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         My activators spirit these materials 
                         to combine within the cells of the terra-root. 
                         When new material is made energy is 
                         released, flowing through the tendrils 
                         of the plant.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, thatís cold fusion. Whatever 
                         organic material the roots are made 
                         of serves as a catalyzes causing the 
                         atoms of her chemicals to fuse together. 
                         If we had this on Earth weíd practically 
                         eliminate pollution.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Captain. Back To Basics. Will it power 
                         the stargate?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It might.

               
                                     LINEA
                         Activate the great circle from this 
                         side? The permutations number in the 
                         billions. Itís incalculable.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, actually, she figured it out.
 
                         
               
                                     LINEA
                         You?

               
                                     SAM
                         It was a team effort, really.

               
                                     LINEA
                         How?

               
                                     SAM
                         Ah, well.

               
                                     JACK
                         Tell you what, provide the power we 
                         need, and weíll take you with us.
 
                         
               
                                     LINEA
                         Only then you will share the knowledge.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Thatís the deal.

               
               
               
               Teal'c is choking another prisoner, up against a wall

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Tealíc I think heís had enough.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If you once again try to physically 
                         harm myself, or any of my companions, 
                         my patience with you will expire.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Sam and Jack arrive

               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, Tealíc, making friends, are ya?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Found nothing of use.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Although I am sure this structure is 
                         the ruins of some sort of alien gate 
                         terminal. Itís over 50,000 years old. 
                         That almost certain to pre-date human 
                         civilization. Which is not of any use, 
                         per se
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We may have found what we need.

               
                                     SAM
                         Linea has a power source. And just not 
                         any power source either; this is incredible.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And sheís just going to hand it over?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         If we take her back with us.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well can we just do that? We donít even 
                         know what sheís in here for.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What are we in here for?

               
                                     JACK
                         Jaywalking, I think

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Clearly, Linea has done something to 
                         earn the respect of these prisoners.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, when she warned that man to stay 
                         way from Sam, I saw fear in his eyes. 
                         Not respect.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Iím just going to assume youíve never 
                         been in prison before.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, right, and you have

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh yeah. Any place like this has itís 
                         own set of rules, and they donít have 
                         to make sense. Linea has obviously done 
                         what ever sheís needed to do to survive. 
                         Just like we are.Speaking of which?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, Colonel, weíre talking about powering 
                         one completely alien device with another. 
                         I mean, itís not like splicing together 
                         a few wires.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Iíll take that as a maybe?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Without our remote transmitters, we 
                         still have no access to Earth. The iris 
                         will be closed.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Okay Daniel, you know more addresses 
                         than any of us, start thinking of one.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The gate is activated from offworld

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Incoming.

               
               
               
               The other prisoners appear and are dragging a large container 
               and carrying bowls
 
               
               Vishnor turns to the team

               
                                     VISHNOR
                         You eat last.

               
               
               
               The gate opens and a porridge type substance comes through. The 
               prisoners collect it in the container and once they have it all, 
               Vishnor gives a bowlful to Linea
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Thank you Vishnor

               
               
               
               Vishnor takes some himself and leaves. It's then a free for all 
               and the other prisoners eventually leave. One man gives Jack 
               a bowl. Jack sniffs at it and dips his fingers in. Sam does the 
               same thing
 
               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
                                     KOVACEK
                         Sir, SG1 broke the law on P3X-775. We 
                         donít have to agree with their law, 
                         but we may have to respect it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sounds like to me they just made an 
                         honest mistake.
 
               
                                     KOVACEK
                         We tried to explain that sir. On our 
                         world unknowingly abetting a criminal 
                         doesnít merit this kind of punishment. 
                         However the Taldor, they are the judicial 
                         body, they believe in zero tolerance, 
                         almost religiously. No appeals process, 
                         essiensually one sentence, life imprisonment 
                         for nearly all offenses.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That doesnít sound like justice to me.
 
                         
               
                                     KOVACEK
                         Perhaps not sir, but the fact is, they 
                         have virtually no crime. Just crimes 
                         of passion, sometimes the occasional 
                         sociopath.
 
               
                                     WARREN
                         General, sir, SG-3 is prepared to go 
                         after..
 
               
                                     KOVACEK
                         No sir, with all due respect, force 
                         isnít the answer. They are far more 
                         technologically advanced than we are. 
                         We couldnít possible succeed in extracting 
                         SG-1, and weíd just be making an enemy.
 
                         
               
                                     WARREN
                         Theyíve already made an enemy.

               
                                     KOVACEK
                         No. I disagree. Sir, they are open to 
                         relations with us. In fact next time, 
                         several members of the Taldor are going 
                         to allow us see their faces.
 
               
                                     WARREN
                         Sir, This is nuts. Let my team go back.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major, as of 0800 tomorrow, your unit 
                         is scheduled to standard recon of P2A-509. 
                         I expect you to be ready to carry out 
                         your mission.
 
               
                                     WARREN
                         Yes sir.

               
               
               
               Sam goes to Linea's quarters

               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         I treat it before ingesting. Itís quite 
                         better than what you scrapped from the 
                         bottom of the barrel.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Ah, Thank you. Actually I came to ask 
                         you something.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         My crime?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah.

               
                                     LINEA
                         There was an experiment with tragic 
                         consequences. People died.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How many people?

               
                                     LINEA
                         Thousands. It began with a terrible 
                         plague among the people who sent you 
                         here. Time was short; I offered my knowledge. 
                         Instead of inhibiting the diseases progress, 
                         my medicine accelerated itís effects.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         And they blamed you.

               
                                     LINEA
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM
                         Iím not surprised. We didnít deserve 
                         this either.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Do not think that I am innocent.

               
                                     SAM
                         What your saying is that you take responsibility 
                         for you actions?
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Yes. I have decided to accept your offer.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Great. Iíll tell the colonel.

               
                                     LINEA
                         You have altered the balance of power 
                         here. I have no choice.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Iím sorry, I donít understand.

               
                                     LINEA
                         Itís only a matter of time before Vishnor 
                         and his followers challenge your friends.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Iíll warn them. Thank you.

               
                                     LINEA
                         Tell them also, that if they fail they 
                         will not live to try again.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Okay.

               
               
               
               Hammond and SG9 head towards the gateroom

               
               
               
                                     KOVACEK
                         We better hurry, sir. the Taldor believe 
                         punctuality is emblematic as civilized 
                         behavior.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They do, do they?

               
                                     KOVACEK
                         Weíll be transported almost immediately 
                         to upon our arrive to their tíall, or 
                         speaking area. Once there, the Taldor 
                         may or may not be willing to show you 
                         their actual face.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Whyís that?

               
                                     KOVACEK
                         To put it politely, sir. Theyíre xenophobic, 
                         to put it frankly, their arrogant, narrow 
                         minded, self centered...
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I get the picture.

               
                                     KOVACEK
                         But they do seem to want to maintain 
                         diplomatic contact.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Special envoy may embark when ready.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well, here goes.

               
                                     KOVACEK
                         Since this is your first time, sir. 
                         A quick word of advice itís better to 
                         exhale just before crossing the event 
                         horizon, oneís instinct is to inhale 
                         immediately upon arriving on the other 
                         side. Also..
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I think Iíll figure it out on the way. 
                         Youíre sure they dialed the correct 
                         address?
 
               
                                     KOVACEK
                         Yes sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The things I do for these people.

               
               
               
               Hadante

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So, Semeryia is out, and so is Chulack.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Captain?

               
                                     SAM
                         She says sheíll give us power as long 
                         as we take her with us.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, thatís fine, but we still need 
                         a destination.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, well, P3A-707 might work, but 
                         itís no telling how long weíd be there 
                         before
 
               
               
               
               The gate is activated

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         For crying out loud. Lets go.

               
               
               
               A prisoner runs towards the gate

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Whatís going on?

               
                                     SAM
                         They think itís away to escape.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         WHAT? Excuse me. Listen to me.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel!

               
               
               
               Daniel stands in front of the gate

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Look this wonít save you.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, get out of there!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You wonít escape, youíll die.

               
                                     PRISONER
                         Out of my way!

               
               
               
               Another prisoner comes through the gate, into Hadante. He seems 
               to be blind. Vishnor is angry with Daniel.
 
               
               
               
                                     VISHNOR
                         How dare you interfere.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I was trying to save those menís lives. 
                         Theyíre dead now. They havenít escaped 
                         anywhere. Theyíre dead.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Vishnor. Leave him.

               
                                     VISHNOR
                         He challenges me. I accept.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         How can you let this happened? Roacher 
                         just threw his life away.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         It was his life. The rules are the rules. 
                         Even I must obey them.
 
               
               
               
               Vishnor grabs Daniel from behind and is choking him with his 
               arm
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Linea you can stop this.

               
                                     LINEA
                         I told you this was going to happen.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         TEALíC! TEALíC!

               
               
               
               Daniel is unconscious. Linea stands at the back of the crowd 
               and raises her hand. There is a red jewelled device in her palm 
               and suddenly Vishnor collapses. The rest of the team run to check 
               on Daniel
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Heís still alive. Just barely.

               
               
               
               Hammond speaks with the Taldor

               
               
               
                                     TALDOR
                         You are most punctual.

               
                                     KOVACEK
                         Thank you.

               
                                     MALE TALDOR
                         You are the one called General Hammond?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes. I am responsible for those people 
                         you have imprisoned.
 
               
                                     KOVACEK
                         Ah, by the use of the word responsible 
                         the general is in no way assuming accountability 
                         for the actions of SG1. Begging your 
                         pardon sir, but I donít want you to 
                         end up in prison along with them.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         On the contrary, I would gladly hold 
                         myself responsible for them. I ordered 
                         them to this world in the first place.
 
                         
               
                                     TALDOR
                         Is this an emission of guilt?

               
                                     KOVACEK
                         No

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes it is. As a matter of fact, if you 
                         would allow me to take the place of 
                         SG1
 
               
                                     MALE TALDOR
                         You aided a murderer?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         No.

               
                                     TALDOR
                         Not guilty.

               
                                     MALE TALDOR
                         Not guilty.

               
                                     TALDOR
                         The assumption of guilt by proxy is 
                         rejected.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         If my people are not released, the imprisonment 
                         of SG1 will be considered a hostile 
                         act. Peaceful relations between our 
                         two worlds will end, right here, right 
                         now.
 
               
                                     MALE TALDOR
                         Our law is mutable.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Your law is unjust.

               
                                     KOVACEK
                         Sir, Iím not sure.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Whatís it going to be?

               
                                     TALDOR
                         Release is impossible.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why?

               
                                     MALE TALDOR
                         There are no returns from Hadante. For 
                         anyone.
 
               
               
               
               Linea's quarters. She puts something into Daniel's mouth. The 
               blind prisoner is sat in the room
 
               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         There. I have done what I can.

               
                                     SAM
                         I donít understand what happened.

               
                                     LINEA
                         Your friend prevailed.

               
               
               
               She speaks to the man

               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         What is your name?

               
                                     SIMIAN
                         Simian. I took food. I was hungry, starving. 
                         They sent me here.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Hold still.

               
                                     SAM
                         Heís blind.

               
                                     LINEA
                         Yes. But not always so.

               
                                     SIMIAN
                         It was taken from me a little each day.
 
                         
               
                                     LINEA
                         There will be pain.

               
               
               
               She puts some drops into his eyes, and after rubbing them, he 
               looks at Linea, and runs away, in fear
 
               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         His eyes now see.

               
                                     JACK
                         You're welcome.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He does not see grateful

               
                                     DANIEL
                         aghh!

               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What happened?

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, you actually won a fight Dannyboy.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I donít particularly remember getting 
                         the upper hand.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Neither do I, but you must have.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         P2A-509

               
                                     JACK
                         Little brain damage along the way?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, SG3 was schedule to go on a mission 
                         To P2A-509. General Hammond said so 
                         in our last planning briefing. We rendezvous 
                         with SG3 and we use their remote transmitters 
                         to get home.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         And this just came to you?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No. This came to me while I was suffocating.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Then P2A-509 it is. Linea? Do they send 
                         food, and Iíll use that term loosely. 
                         Does it come through gate on a regular 
                         basis?
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Everyday, at the same time.

               
                                     JACK
                         Aright. Thatís our window. Will that 
                         work?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Power the gate, and manually dial in 
                         while the other prisoners are off eating.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The food had come through the gate, but the prisoners aren't 
               touching it.
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What are they waiting for?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They believe you kiledl Vishnor.

               
                                     LINEA
                         You must distribute the food.

               
               
               
               Daniel walks up with Linea. He fills her bowl. The other prisoners 
               rush in
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Whoa! Hey! They're first.

               
               
               
               The team take some food. Jack is last and Daniel smiles at him
 
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Thank you.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay.

               
               
               
               
               
               The other prisoners leave and Sam prepares the gate

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Okay thatís it.

               
                                     JACK
                         Address?

               
               
               
               They all go through. Another prisoner see's them

               
               
               
                                     PRISONER 
                         Escape! Escape!

               
               
               
               The blind man, Simian, rushes through the gate, just before it 
               closes down
 
               
               Gateroom

               
               
               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Where in the name of heaven did you 
                         come from?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Prison actually. We just broke out.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well how? Your remote transmitters have 
                         been returned to us. SG9 and I have 
                         spent the last two days trying to negotiate 
                         your release. With no luck, I might 
                         add.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well actually we returned via P2A-509.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel remembered that SG3 would be 
                         there sir. Major Warren found us and 
                         was good enough to let us borrow a transmitter 
                         to let us open the iris.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         And if I may ask?

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, Iím sorry. General Hammond, This 
                         is Linea.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We wouldnít have gotten out without 
                         her sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Then we owe you a great debt, maíam. 
                         Welcome to the SGC.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Iíve never seen such a place. It seems 
                         so alien.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         So it was with me, but over time it 
                         has become home.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         General Hammond, sir, with your permission 
                         Iíd like to offer Linea quarters here 
                         at the base. There is a great deal she 
                         has to teach us. In fact, I brought 
                         back samples of her root. With Linea's 
                         activators can generate....
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Iíll take that into consideration Captain. 
                         In the mean time, Iíd like you all to 
                         report to the infirmary, including your 
                         guest. Begging your pardon maíam, itís 
                         merely precautionary.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         I would do the same thing.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Weíll debrief after you all have gotten 
                         a chance to rest.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes sir. Linea, Thank you.

               
               
               
               Sam's lab

               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         You spoke of a machine for storing data.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Right here.

               
                                     LINEA
                         You have away of representing the basics?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Molecules and atoms. Yes. Sit down.
 
                         
               
                                     LINEA
                         If I give you the basic structure of 
                         my activators, can you fabricate them?
 
                         
               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Of course that was about the time Daniel 
                         picked a fight with this big smelly 
                         guy. He actually won.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Enter.

               
               
               
               Warren and Simian enter the room

               
               
               
                                     WARREN
                         I found him lurking near our base camp 
                         sir. I think you want to hear this.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         General this the formerly blind man 
                         I was telling you about.
 
               
                                     SIMIAN
                         The first thing I see, The Destroyer 
                         of Worlds.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Excuse me?

               
                                     SIMIAN
                         She created a sickness. The one you 
                         call Linea. She, Destroyer.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, she told Carter there was a plague. 
                         She offered to help.
 
               
                                     SIMIAN
                         Not help. She started it.

               
               
               
               Back with Sam and Linea

               
               
               
                                     LINEA
                         And This stargate system spans Thousands 
                         of worlds.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Theoretically, even more than that. 
                         Weíve charted several hundred already, 
                         so far weíve only visited a fraction 
                         of them.
 
               
                                     DR GREEN
                         Weíve discovered that most of the worlds 
                         in the network can sustain human life.
 
                         
               
                                     LINEA
                         Where is the repository of this knowledge?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Itís all in the computers, Iíll show 
                         you.
 
               
                                     LINEA
                         Iím in your debt, Samantha. This shall 
                         not be forgotten.
 
               
               
               
               She raises the hand device

               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
               
               
                                     SIMIAN
                         Our island states were at war, she created 
                         a sickness, one that she couldnít get 
                         herself. Terrible sickness.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Go on.

               
                                     SIMIAN
                         Half our people died. She came, promised 
                         to save the rest. By then it had spread, 
                         island to island. By the time they had 
                         caught her, she had destroyed half a 
                         world.
 
               
               
               
               
               
               Linea is on the computer, downloading gate addresses. Sam is 
               unconscious on the floor
 
               
               Jack, Hammond and the others, rush to the control room on hearing 
               the gate being activated
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Whatís going on?

               
                                     TECH
                         Unauthorized gate activation.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Abort count down. Get a team to the 
                         gate room.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         Itís sealed sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Unseal it. Colonel OíNeill effect the 
                         manual override.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Whereís Linea?

               
                                     DR GREEN
                         We came to, she was gone.

               
                                     TECH
                         Worm hole has been activated.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You were unconscious?

               
                                     DR GREEN
                         Only for a few minutes.

               
                                     TECH
                         The abort command is not responding.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Linea is standing in front of the gate

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Step away from that gate. Shut it down.
 
                         
               
                                     COMPUTER
                         Self-destruct in 30 seconds

               
                                     JACK
                         It wonít take our code sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Close the iris.

               
                                     COMPUTER
                         Self-destruct in 20 seconds

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Try shutting the whole system down.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We canít sir. She got into the computer 
                         she got the coordinates. Everything.
 
                         
               
                                     COMPUTER
                         9 8

               
                                     TECH
                         The codes have been erased.

               
                                     COMPUTER
                         5...

               
                                     SAM
                         It doesnít make any since.

               
                                     COMPUTER
                         4... 3... 2....1

               
               
               
               The gate shuts down

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Redial those coordinates. Request permission-
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Granted.

               
                                     TECH
                         The entire system just crashed.

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, get it back up!

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel?

               
               
               
               A message appears on a monitor

               
               
               
               " Thank you for your kindness. All debts have now been paid. 
               "
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We let her out.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Destroyer of Worlds.

               
               THE END
               
               
               

Prisoners



Writers :   Terry Curtis Fox
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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