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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 812

                                  "PROMETHEUS UNBOUND"

                                           By

                                     Damian Kindler


                                     Transcribed by 
 
                                    Callie Sullivan



               SGC. LEVEL 27. Jack and Daniel get out of the elevator.

                                     DANIEL
                         Címon, Jack!

                                     OíNEILL
                         Still no, Daniel!

                                     DANIEL
                         It doesnít even have to be on a permanent 
                         basis!
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         I didnít let you go in the first place 
                         - what makes you think Iím gonna change 
                         my mind?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Because ... (He pauses, struggling to 
                         come up with a reason.)
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Can you try to do better than that?
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Because theyíre gonna need somebody 
                         who can translate Ancient - Iím the 
                         most qualified person left on the planet 
                         for the mission.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Which is exactly why youíre gonna stay 
                         right here.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Because Iíll quit!

                                     OíNEILL
                         Why donít you just hold your breath? 
                         You havenít done that in a while.
 
                         
               (They reach the door to Jackís office and stop at the sight that 
               greets them. General Hammond is sitting in Jackís chair. He spins 
               the chair round to face them.)
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         General!

                                     HAMMOND
                         Jack. I let myself in - hope you donít 
                         mind.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Absolutely not! Welcome.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Miss the chair?

                                     HAMMOND
                         Actually, I do.

                                     OíNEILL
                         Want it back?

                                     HAMMOND
                         As a matter of fact, I do. My new one 
                         just isnít the same.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Thatís not exactly what I meant.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Doctor Jackson - nice to see you again.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Likewise. We miss you around here, sir. 
                         (Jack looks at him indignantly.) So, 
                         to what do we owe this pleasure?
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         I came to ask if youíd be interested 
                         in joining the mission to Atlantis.
 
                         
                                     OíNEILL AND DANIEL
                         You did?

                                     HAMMOND
                         Heís the most qualified person on this 
                         planet, and the mission commander needs 
                         someone who can translate Ancient.
 
                         
               (Jack looks round at Daniel, who tries unsuccessfully not to 
               look smug.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Really?!

                                     OíNEILL
                         With all due respect, sir, I think you 
                         should tell the mission commander that 
                         I need Daniel right here.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         You just did.

                                     OíNEILL
                         I did ... I did? You, sir?

                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes. (He stands up.) Request denied. 
                         Doctor Jackson, youíre with me. (To 
                         Jack) Iíll have the chair shipped to 
                         Washington. You can requisition a new 
                         one.
 
                                     OíNEILL
                         Iíll do that, sir.

                                     HAMMOND
                         We leave tomorrow. (To Jack) Oh, and 
                         Iíll be taking Walter too.
 
               (He leaves the room. Jack looks round at Daniel, who glances 
               at him and then looks away, clearing his throat in a rather embarrassed 
               way before leaving the room as well.)
 
               
               NEVADA. PROMETHEUS BASE. Daniel comes on board Prometheus and 
               walks along a corridor to meet General Hammond.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         General!

                                     HAMMOND
                         Welcome aboard!

               (They shake hands.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you, sir - again.

                                     HAMMOND
                         My motives were purely selfish, Doctor 
                         Jackson. We havenít heard a word from 
                         the Atlantis expedition team since they 
                         first left. We have no idea what weíre 
                         going to find in Pegasus. Your knowledge 
                         and expertise will no doubt prove invaluable.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         General, if you donít mind my asking 
                         ...
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why am I going?

                                     DANIEL
                         Well, you couldíve chosen anyone to 
                         command this mission.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yíknow, I sat back and watched you people 
                         go on a lot of adventures over the years.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Itís just that I thought that, when 
                         you were replaced at the SGC, you were 
                         sort of bucking for retirement.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         And then I led Prometheus against Anubisí 
                         fleet.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Got your dander up!

                                     HAMMOND
                         Thatís why I took the job as Head of 
                         Homeworld Security - and then this opportunity 
                         came along. Well, the President put 
                         me in charge, so I could choose anyone 
                         I wanted to lead the mission.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So why not choose yourself?!

                                     HAMMOND
                         Like I said, I sent a lot of people 
                         into action over the years. More than 
                         a few didnít come back. Iíd like to 
                         see this one through personally.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Weíve never left anyone behind, sir.
 
                         
                                     HAMMOND
                         And weíre not going to this time.

               
               SPACE. Prometheus is in hyperspace. In Prometheusí briefing room, 
               Daniel is talking to various personnel, including General Hammond 
               and Sergeant Harriman.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Last recorded MALP telemetry from Atlantis 
                         indicated an enclosed space with viable 
                         life support.
 
               (A young scientist, Novak, walks to her seat, hiccuping as she 
               goes. She mutters ďStop it!Ē to herself as she takes her seat.)
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Now weíre going on the assumption that 
                         the expedition team found the lost city 
                         and was able to set up a base of operations 
                         there.
 
               (Novak hiccups noisily.)

                                     NOVAK
                         Sorry.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Doctor Novak?

                                     NOVAK
                         The Asgard hyperdrive is functioning 
                         at one hundred percent, sir.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Thank you. (He turns back to Daniel.) 
                         Doctor Jackson?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Iím sorry - what-what was I saying?
 
                         
                                     NOVAK
                         Oh, you were assuming the lost city 
                         is at the other end of this field trip. 
                         (She hiccups.) Please ignore me.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Itís hard to.

                                     HAMMOND
                         You disagree, Doctor?

                                     NOVAK
                         Well, as far as we know, the Atlantis 
                         team found another outpost like the 
                         one on Antarctica. It could be on a 
                         moon, or at the bottom of some deep, 
                         dark ocean. (She hiccups.)
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Which is why weíre going. If theyíre 
                         trapped and need help ...
 
                                     NOVAK
                         If theyíre even alive at all. (She hiccups.)
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         As for why theyíve been unable to make 
                         contact with Earth, hopefully itís just 
                         a matter of being unable to locate a 
                         viable power source.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Using information collected from the 
                         Ancient outpost on Earth, Doctor Jackson 
                         and his team have pinpointed our destination 
                         in the Pegasus galaxy.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Which is here. (He indicates the location 
                         on a map. Novak hiccups noisily.)
 
                         
                                     NOVAK
                         Damn it to hell! (She takes a glass 
                         of water off the table, turns her chair 
                         around, leans forward between her knees 
                         and noisily slurps water from the far 
                         side of the glass. Walter tries to hide 
                         his smile, while the others look awkward 
                         or annoyed.)
 
               
               LATER. Doctor Novak walks towards an elevator. Daniel is already 
               there and swiping his card through the reader to call the elevator.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Doctor Novak.

                                     NOVAK
                         Doctor Jackson.

                                     DANIEL
                         Daniel.

                                     NOVAK
                         You can call me Lindsey. Um, sorry for 
                         contradicting you in the briefing.
 
                         
               (The elevator arrives and they get in.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, no, donít be. I mean, you were right 
                         - the fact that we havenít heard from 
                         the Atlantis expedition since they left 
                         is a bad sign. (Novak hiccups.) Tried 
                         holding your breath?
 
                                     NOVAK
                         Oh, God, Iíve tried everything!

                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, it doesnít work for me either.
 
                         
                                     NOVAK
                         Itís been like this since I was a kid. 
                         (She hiccups. The elevator arrives at 
                         its destination and they get out.) It, 
                         er, it comes on when I get scared, but 
                         this is the worst itís been since my 
                         PhD presentation. I mean, I donít really 
                         do well in stressful situations. I guess 
                         thatís why I turned down going to Atlantis 
                         the first time.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, Iím sure youíre gonna be fine. 
                         General Hammond says youíre, er, youíre 
                         very good at what you do, so ...
 
                                     NOVAK
                         Oh, thank you!

               (Alarms sound. Novak hiccups.)

                                     NOVAK
                         Whatís that? Whatís wrong?

                                     DANIEL
                         I donít know.

               (He hurries off. Novak holds her breath for a few seconds, then 
               realises that she ought to be somewhere.)
 
                                     NOVAK
                         OK. (She too hurries off.)

               
               BRIDGE. Colonel Reynolds is standing at the front of the Bridge, 
               looking out the front windscreen. He turns and walks away as 
               Daniel comes in. Hammond is in the big chair, with Walter sitting 
               beside him.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Weíre picking up what sounds like a 
                         distress call.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Where are we?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Weíre still well inside the Milky Way.
 
                         
                                     HAMMOND
                         Play it back.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Yes, sir. (He activates the playback. 
                         A womanís voice can be heard. What she 
                         says is broken up with many gaps.)
 
                         
                                     WOMANíS VOICE
                         Help ... require assistance ... have 
                         failed ... lost power to ... Repeat, 
                         stranded in ...
 
                                     DANIEL
                         She sounds human.

                                     HAMMOND
                         What do you think?

                                     DANIEL
                         Well, as much as I hate to delay this 
                         trip, I think we have to check it out.
 
                         
                                     HAMMOND
                         How far away is it?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         The message is originating just over 
                         fifty light years off our designated 
                         route. We could be there in ... twenty 
                         minutes?
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Set a course.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Yes, sir.

               
               SPACE. Prometheus comes out of hyperspace. Up ahead, two ships 
               are motionless.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Set shields at maximum. Arm weapons.
 
                         
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Looks like an alíkesh and a cargo ship.
 
                         
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Scans indicate theyíve suffered significant 
                         damage. The distress signal is originating 
                         from within the alíkesh.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         I donít understand. A human distress 
                         call from a Goaíuld ship - that makes 
                         no sense.
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         I agree, sir. It could be a trap.

                                     DANIEL
                         Look, I know this looks suspicious but 
                         what if there was an uprising on board 
                         one of those ships? There could be human 
                         prisoners in need of our help.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Open a channel.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Yes, sir. (He activates comms.)

                                     HAMMOND
                         This is General George Hammond of the 
                         Earth vessel Prometheus. Weíre answering 
                         your distress call and standing ready 
                         to assist you.
 
               (Thereís no reply.)

                                     HARRIMAN
                         We can transport a portable sensor unit 
                         on board to determine life support viability.
 
                         
               (Hammond nods his agreement.)

                                     REYNOLDS
                         General - an alíkesh is potentially 
                         a valuable ship. Even if there are no 
                         survivors, we need to determine if itís 
                         spaceworthy. If it is, we should salvage 
                         her.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Take a team.

                                     REYNOLDS
                         Yes, sir.

               
               ALíKESH. Reynolds and three others ring on board. They check 
               out the immediate area.
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Prometheus - this is SG-3. We are on 
                         board.
 
               (The team moves into the corridors.)

                                     REYNOLDS
                         General, weíre seeing some energy weapon 
                         damage.
 
               (The team moves on. After a while Reynolds sees a dead Jaffa 
               lying on the floor.)
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         We have one Jaffa - KIA.

                                     SG TEAM MEMBER
                         Sir, over here!

               (Reynolds hurries to see what his team mate has found, then activates 
               his radio again.)
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Make that four Jaffa. Looks like these 
                         folks had a little onboard fire fight. 
                         Still no sign of life. Weíre heading 
                         to the Bridge.
 
               (They hear the sound of the transporter rings activating and 
               hurry back towards the ring room.)
 
               
               PROMETHEUS BRIDGE.

                                     REYNOLDS
                         Prometheus, someone just activated the 
                         ... (His transmission ends.)
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel Reynolds, say again?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Sir! Our rings just activated.

               (At the Prometheus ring room, the doors open and a super-soldier 
               comes out.)
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Security team to level four ring room. 
                         Visuals onscreen. (Walter calls up the 
                         ring room camera but there is nothing 
                         but static on the screen.) Seal it off.
 
                         
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Controls are not responding, sir.

               
               ALíKESH. One of SG-3 is trying to get the ring transporter working. 
               Reynolds comes over to him.
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Airman.

                                     AIRMAN
                         Itís no good, sir. The rings will not 
                         activate.
 
               
               PROMETHEUS BRIDGE.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Security team, report.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         All shipboard communications are down.
 
                         
                                     HAMMOND
                         Initiate emergency lockdown.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         I canít, sir. It may be possible from 
                         the engine room.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Go.

               (Daniel and a couple of technicians hurry out of the room.)
 
               
               
               CORRIDORS. Daniel and his team enter a corridor and see the super-soldier 
               up ahead. Daniel dives out of the way as the super-soldier turns 
               and fires a zat gun, taking down the other three people. Daniel 
               stays in hiding as the super-soldier clumps away, then looks 
               cautiously round the corner at his downed colleagues. Hearing 
               the super-soldier firing its zat at some other people, he runs 
               off.
 
               
               ALíKESH. The rings activate.

                                     AIRMAN
                         That wasnít me, sir.

               (Reynolds looks at what has been transported in.)

                                     REYNOLDS
                         Letís get Ďem out of there.

               (He and his team run forward and we see that several members 
               of the Prometheus crew are lying on the floor, unconscious.)
 
               
               
               PROMETHEUS BRIDGE. The door opens and the super-soldier walks 
               in. Hammond, Walter and the other crew stare in horror as it 
               raises its zat gun.
 
               
               PROMETHEUS CORRIDORS. Daniel makes his way to the Armoury, takes 
               down a Telchak rifle and adjusts the chip in it. Picking up a 
               bag of weaponry, he heads off.
 
               
               ALíKESH. Reynolds and his team have just finished dragging their 
               unconscious crewmates off the ring circle when the rings activate 
               again. SG-3 raise their weapons. The rings lift, and standing 
               there are Hammond, Walter and two other crew members.
 
               
               ALíKESH BRIDGE. Hammond and Reynolds come onto the Bridge. Out 
               the front windscreen, they see Prometheus power up and fly away.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Can we pursue?

               (Reynolds sits in the pilotís seat and tries to activate some 
               controls.)
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Engines are offline. Controls are unresponsive. 
                         The weapons are offline too, sir. It 
                         looks like weíre dead in the water.
 
                         
               (Walter hurries in.)

                                     HARRIMAN
                         General. I just did a head count. Daniel 
                         Jackson is still aboard Prometheus.
 
                         
               
               PROMETHEUS BRIDGE. Daniel carefully makes his way onto the Bridge. 
               The super-soldier is standing with its back to him. Daniel raises 
               his rifle and fires, but the blast has no effect. The super-soldier 
               turns toward him. Daniel fires again, still with no effect. The 
               super-soldier raises its zat gun.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, crap!

               (The super-soldier fires. Daniel cries out in pain and falls 
               to the floor.)
 
               
               ALíKESH RING ROOM. Hammond goes over to Novak, who is sitting 
               on the floor holding her head.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Are you OK?

                                     NOVAK
                         Oh, I feel like my headís gonna explode 
                         - but on the bright side, I think my 
                         hiccups are gone! (She hiccups, then 
                         rolls her eyes before turning to Hammond.) 
                         What do you need, sir?
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         I need this ship operational - now.
 
                         
                                     NOVAK
                         Yes, sir. (Reynolds helps her to her 
                         feet.) Thank you.
 
               
               ALíKESH BRIDGE. Walter is in the pilotís seat, trying to get 
               the controls to work. Hammond comes in.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Near as I can tell, weíre lucky that 
                         the life support systems are still working, 
                         sir.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         How much time do you figure we have?
 
                         
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Thatís hard to say. Iíve got some secondary 
                         systems online, including some short 
                         range sensors, sir. Scans of the cargo 
                         ship indicate that itís in worse shape 
                         than this alíkesh. (He looks round at 
                         Hammond.) Strange, isnít it, sir?
 
                         
                                     HAMMOND
                         That a Goaíuld super-soldier would go 
                         to all this trouble to keep us alive?
 
                         
               
               PROMETHEUS BRIDGE. Daniel is unconscious in the commanderís chair, 
               tied by his wrists with plastic tethers. He wakes up, tries to 
               move and realises that he canít. He looks over to the super-soldier, 
               which is standing with its back to him and looking at some screens.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hey, howís it going? (The super-soldier 
                         ignores him.) Guess itís just you and 
                         me, huh? (It still ignores him.) Itís 
                         a little strange, isnít it? See, that 
                         weapon I shot you with should have killed 
                         you. Whatís even stranger is you guys 
                         usually donít take prisoners, either. 
                         I mean, itís, uh, kinda kill first and 
                         ... (He trails off and thinks through 
                         what he was about to say.) No, thatís 
                         generally just about it - just the killing. 
                         Iím just gonna talk to myself here for 
                         a while, Ďcos youíre not gonna talk 
                         to me and ... Not that you guys are 
                         very talkative, but, uh ...
 
               (The super-soldier finally turns towards him. Its voice sounds 
               like a Goaíuld.)
 
                                     SUPER-SOLDIER
                         You may prove useful.

                                     DANIEL
                         OK, now weíre gettiní somewhere. Whereís 
                         everybody else?
 
                                     SUPER-SOLDIER
                         I transported them onto the alíkesh.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, you kept the wrong guy, Ďcos I 
                         donít know anything about the ship.
 
                         
               (The super-soldier walks towards him.)

                                     SUPER-SOLDIER
                         But you are very attractive.

               (Daniel coughs.)

                                     DANIEL
                         What?! (The super-soldier walks closer.) 
                         Hey, big guy, Iím-Iím flattered, really 
                         I am, itís just that, uh, youíre not 
                         my type. And Iím more than a little 
                         disturbed that I might be yours.
 
               (The super-soldier lowers its head and starts to take its helmet 
               off. Daniel flinches away, closing his eyes.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Woah, no, donít! You donít have to do 
                         that! Donít! Donít! Oh!
 
               (The super-soldier takes its helmet off, revealing an attractive 
               human woman with long black hair. Daniel opens his eyes. The 
               woman smiles at him.)
 
                                     VALA
                         Donít worry. Iím not gonna hurt you.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank God.

                                     VALA
                         Much ... I hope.

               
               LATER. Vala is taking off the super-soldier armour. She is wearing 
               a black close-fitting catsuit underneath.
 
                                     VALA
                         I wish to send a long range transmission 
                         using the communications systems.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Sorry, donít have a clue.

                                     VALA
                         You lie.

                                     DANIEL
                         In general? Uh, no. Yes. Well, I try 
                         to be honest but, you know, occasionally 
                         a little white one slips out every now 
                         and again ... (Vala slaps him hard around 
                         the face.) Ah! Ow!
 
                                     VALA
                         Shall I kiss it better?

                                     DANIEL
                         Um, no. Just donít do it again. Hey, 
                         look, even if I knew what it is you 
                         wanted me to do, what makes you think 
                         Iíd tell you? How the hell do you think 
                         you can steal a ship when you donít 
                         know how it works?
 
                                     VALA
                         I got the sublight engines going.

                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, so you did.

                                     VALA
                         You really expect me to believe you 
                         donít know how your own ship works?
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         OK, look. My name is Daniel Jackson. 
                         Iím an archaeologist, a historian. (Vala 
                         goes to the seat beside him, sits down 
                         and starts trying to activate the controls.) 
                         I study ancient cultures - histories 
                         of the past, ancient civilisations. 
                         Have you heard of Earth? Tauíri?
 
                                     VALA
                         No.

                                     DANIEL
                         OK. Well, we were on our way to rescue 
                         a few friends who are trapped in ...
 
                         
                                     VALA
                         I really donít care.

                                     DANIEL
                         Look, this really isnít necessary ...
 
                         
                                     VALA
                         Can I have this ship? ďNo.Ē OK. Discussion 
                         over. (She slams her fist down on the 
                         console. The console beeps and a message 
                         comes up saying: ďCommunications System: 
                         ActiveĒ.) Oh. (She turns to Daniel.) 
                         Here we go. (She activates the comms.) 
                         Tennet OíVoran. Tennet, this is Vala. 
                         If you can hear me, please respond. 
                         ... (Unnoticed by her, Daniel has managed 
                         to reach down and pick up a long piece 
                         of metal which may help him to sever 
                         his bonds.) Iíve managed to procure 
                         a vessel bigger and better than what 
                         I hoped for. Tennet, if you get this 
                         message, I apologise for the delay and 
                         will meet at the designated co-ordinates 
                         in one day. Vala out. (She turns to 
                         Daniel.) Now, about the hyperdrive.
 
                         
               
               ALíKESH. Novak and Reynolds are working on a crystal bank. Novak 
               takes out a crystal as Hammond comes in.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel. Doctor.

                                     NOVAK
                         Iíve re-routed remaining power to shields 
                         and life support for the time being, 
                         but as far as the engines go ... (She 
                         shrugs.)
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         The control crystals for both sublight 
                         and hyperdrive engines are totally fried.
 
                         
                                     NOVAK
                         Looks like they were deliberately sabotaged.
 
                         
                                     HAMMOND
                         Can they be repaired?

                                     NOVAK
                         In a word, no. We need new ones.

                                     REYNOLDS
                         I was thinking about that cargo ship, 
                         sir.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sergeant Harriman says life support 
                         over there is minimal - barely enough 
                         to sustain one person for a few moments.
 
                         
                                     NOVAK
                         And if we donít get new crystals ... 
                         (she hiccups) sorry.
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Iíll go, sir.

                                     HAMMOND
                         No, Iíll go.

                                     REYNOLDS
                         Uh, with all due ...

                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, someone took my ship. I want 
                         it back.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         Access is restricted by a code.

                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah? Too bad.

               (Vala turns to him. Her left hand is still encased in a piece 
               of the super-soldierís weaponry. She shoots him in the left shoulder, 
               leaving a bad burn. Daniel cries out in pain.)
 
                                     VALA
                         That hurt?

                                     DANIEL
                         Uh! Yeah!

               (Vala opens her right hand to show a small Goaíuld device attached 
               to her fingers.)
 
                                     VALA
                         I can fix it.

                                     DANIEL
                         I donít know the code!

               (Vala stands up and walks over to Daniel. She sits on his lap 
               and holds the device near to his wound. The device activates.)
 
               
                                     VALA
                         There. Feel better?

               (Daniel looks at the hole in the sleeve of his T-shirt. Underneath, 
               the burn is completely healed. He looks up at Vala.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Youíre a Goaíuld.

                                     VALA
                         . No - but I was once a host to one.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Which would explain the naqahdah in 
                         your blood that lets you use Goaíuld 
                         technology.
 
                                     VALA
                         And how I can quickly learn to fly this 
                         rather primitive ship.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, so primitive one would wonder 
                         if it was worth the bother.
 
                                     VALA
                         Well, in this case, itís the size that 
                         matters. (She pointedly looks down at 
                         Danielís groin.) Actually, pretty much 
                         in every case. (Daniel blinks. She looks 
                         into his eyes again and speaks pleadingly 
                         to him.) Tell me the code. (She reaches 
                         out and gently strokes his arm through 
                         the hole in his T-shirt.) Please.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Donít-donít know it.

                                     VALA
                         Fine. (She gets off his lap and walks 
                         away, turning to gaze at him for a moment 
                         before leaving the room. Daniel looks 
                         bewildered.)
 
               
               ALíKESH RING ROOM. Hammond is gearing up to go over to the cargo 
               ship. Walter and Reynolds are watching him.
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         How much time will he have?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Iím guessing a few minutes. Maybe less.
 
                         
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Sir ...

                                     HAMMOND
                         Not another word, Colonel. (He steps 
                         into the ring circle.) Do it now.
 
                         
               (Walter steps forward.)

                                     HARRIMAN
                         General. Godspeed.

               (Hammond nods, and Walter steps back again.)

               
               CARGO SHIP. Hammond rings on board. He activates the light on 
               his rifle and heads off. He rounds a corner, coughing and struggling 
               to breathe. On the alíkesh, Novak contacts him over comms.
 
               
                                     NOVAK
                         General? General, can you hear me?
 
                         
                                     HAMMOND
                         Iím here in the engine room.

                                     NOVAK
                         Open the third panel down on the centre 
                         column.
 
               (Hammond opens the panel.)

                                     HAMMOND
                         Done.

                                     NOVAK
                         You want the blue one. It should be 
                         located at the centre of the panel.
 
                         
               (We see Hammondís view of the panel - his vision is already blurry. 
               He sees the blue crystal and takes it out.)
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Got it.

                                     NOVAK
                         One panel up, you should find a clear 
                         one.
 
               (Hammond opens the panel but, unlike the previous one, this one 
               is not illuminated and the colours of the crystals are obscured 
               by the dimness of the light.)
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Itís hard to tell. The light in hereís 
                         ... (He trails off. On the alíkesh, 
                         Reynolds looks at his watch anxiously. 
                         On the cargo ship, Hammond takes a crystal 
                         out of the panel.) Somethingís ... (He 
                         trails off again, and falls to the floor.)
 
                         
                                     NOVAK
                         General, can you hear me?

                                     REYNOLDS
                         Itís only been two minutes.

                                     NOVAK
                         There was a firefight on board. If the 
                         life support is not cycling the air 
                         ... (She trails off as she realises 
                         something.)
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         What?

                                     NOVAK
                         Staff blasts give off carbon dioxide. 
                         In a small enclosed space ...
 
               (Walter turns and runs for the ring room.)

               
               CARGO SHIP. Hammond stumbles into the ring room. On the verge 
               of collapse, he tosses the crystals into the ring circle before 
               passing out. The rings activate and the crystals are whisked 
               away, but in their place is Colonel Reynolds. He grabs Hammond 
               and starts to drag him into the ring circle.
 
               
               ALíKESH RING ROOM. Walter runs into the circle, grabs the crystals 
               and hurries out of the circle again, handing the crystals to 
               Novak. A technician activates the rings, and Reynolds and Hammond 
               are transported back in. Hammond is lying on the ground, unconscious.
 
               
                                     REYNOLDS
                         General. General. Sir! (He unzips Hammondís 
                         jacket and puts his ear down on the 
                         generalís chest.)
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Is he breathing?

               (Reynolds looks up at him, unsure.)

                                     NOVAK
                         He may need mouth-to-mouth.

               (Reynolds stares at her in horror. She gives him a ďget on with 
               it!Ē look. Reynolds tilts Hammondís head into the correct position, 
               then pinches his nose. Just as he is reluctantly lowering his 
               face down towards Hammond, Hammond takes a breath, then starts 
               to cough.)
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Oh, excellent waking up, sir! Good job 
                         on the crystals, too.
 
               (Hammond reaches up, grabs Reynolds by the shoulder and drags 
               him down so he can speak weakly in his ear.)
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Get the ship moving.

                                     NOVAK
                         What did he say?

                                     REYNOLDS
                         He said, ďGet the ship moving.Ē

               (Novak hiccups, then she and Walter hurry away as Reynolds helps 
               Hammond to his feet.)
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Címon, General, letís get you up.

               
               PROMETHEUS. Vala is in a compartment of the engine room studying 
               a bank of crystals. After some thought, she pulls one out and 
               the bank makes a noise. She leaves the compartment.
 
               
               ENGINE ROOM. A screen shows the message, ďHyperdrive course - 
               plotting.Ē Vala turns away from the screen.
 
                                     VALA
                         Much better.

               (As she walks past the doorway we see that Daniel is there, holding 
               a zat gun on her.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Lose the weapon - move away from the 
                         console.
 
                                     VALA
                         I liked you better tied up.

                                     DANIEL
                         Against the wall. Lose the weapon.
 
                         
               (Vala takes off the super-soldier weapon from her left hand.)
 
               
                                     VALA
                         This suit will still absorb zat blasts.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         What about your head?

               (Vala walks over to the wall, then turns and holds her arms wide.)
 
               
                                     VALA
                         So, you should probably make me take 
                         it off.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I think weíll turn the ship around first.
 
                         
                                     VALA
                         I dunno. If I had me at gunpoint, that 
                         wouldnít be my first choice.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, well. (He walks over to a console 
                         and types. The console beeps in a negative 
                         sort of way. He turns to Vala.) Whatís 
                         goiní on?
 
                                     VALA
                         I rewrote the access codes so Iím the 
                         only one who can use the navigation 
                         systems.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Undo it.

                                     VALA
                         Listen - hundreds of lives are at stake. 
                         Iím trying to save the last of my people 
                         and this ship is their only hope.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Maybe if youíd mentioned that off the 
                         top.
 
                                     VALA
                         Would you really have helped?

                                     DANIEL
                         Look, as I was saying before I was so 
                         rudely interrupted, we were also on 
                         a rescue mission.
 
               (The console beeps warningly. Daniel looks at the screen.)

                                     VALA
                         What is it?

                                     DANIEL
                         A ship just appeared on our radar. Itís 
                         an alíkesh.
 
                                     VALA
                         This quadrant is crawling with Goaíuld 
                         vessels. Chances are itís not your friends. 
                         I made sure that ship was fully disabled 
                         when you showed up.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Weíll see.

                                     VALA
                         We have to raise shields and arm weapons.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Iím gonna try and hail them first.
 
                         
               (As he walks towards another console, Vala kicks the zat gun 
               out of his hand, then punches him hard in the face. Daniel puts 
               his hand to his face as Vala stands ready, her fists held up 
               in front of her. She tries to punch him again but he blocks her 
               and punches her on the nose. She puts both her hands to her nose, 
               doubling up with the pain.)
 
                                     VALA
                         Oh! Oh! Oh! You hit me!

               (Daniel rolls his eyes and bends down towards her.)

                                     DANIEL
                         You hit me!

                                     VALA
                         Yeah. You know, we could just have sex 
                         instead.
 
               (Without warning, she punches him again, then kicks him hard 
               in the stomach, sending him flying across the room. She runs 
               across to him, sits on top of him and grabs him by the ears, 
               hauling him to his feet. He cries out, trying to pull her hands 
               off his ears but eventually resorts to grabbing her hair and 
               pulling on it. He manages to push her against a wall. She finally 
               lets go and ducks down out of his grasp just as he swings a punch 
               at her, which smashes through an electrical panel on the wall. 
               Sparks fly and Daniel grasps his fist in pain. Vala, crouched 
               on the floor in front of him, grabs a small fire extinguisher 
               and slams it up into his groin. Daniel freezes, grunting in agony. 
               Vala punches him back against a console, then punches him again, 
               sending him flying backwards over the console.)
 
               
               ALíKESH BRIDGE. Hammond comes onto the Bridge to talk to Reynolds 
               and Novak.
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         Feeling better, sir?

                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes, thank you.

                                     REYNOLDS
                         We just caught up with Prometheus.
 
                         
                                     HAMMOND
                         Nice work!

                                     REYNOLDS
                         It was all Novak, sir.

               (Novak smiles proudly, then hiccups.)

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Theyíre not responding to our hails, 
                         sir.
 
               
               PROMETHEUS ENGINE ROOM. Daniel crawls round the side of the console. 
               Vala, who was standing on top of the console, jumps down in front 
               of him. He turns and crawls in the opposite direction. Vala jumps 
               onto his back, wrapping her thighs around his neck. Daniel manages 
               to get to his feet and stumbles backwards. Vala grabs onto a 
               strut on the ceiling and continues squeezing her thighs around 
               his neck. Daniel manages to force her legs apart and get out 
               of her grip, then turns towards her. Still hanging onto the strut, 
               she kicks him hard and he falls on his back. She drops to the 
               floor and jumps on top of him, her knees either side of his waist, 
               and leans forward.
 
                                     VALA
                         Are we done?

                                     DANIEL
                         I am!

               (Vala grabs his head and hauls him up into a sitting position, 
               strokes his cheek gently, then kisses him passionately. Daniel 
               pushes her away.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Youíre a fruitcake!

               (Vala headbutts him savagely. Danielís eyes cross and he slumps 
               back to the floor. Vala gets off him and goes over to the console 
               and starts typing. A few seconds later a zat blast hits her and 
               she falls to her knees, turning to look at Daniel, who is up 
               on his knees aiming the zat at her. She collapses unconscious. 
               Daniel deactivates the zat and tries to catch his breath.)
 
               
               
               ALíKESH BRIDGE. The crew are looking out of the window at Prometheus.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Weapons?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Online. We are in range.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Target the rear thrusters. Take out 
                         her sublight capability.
 
               (A hyperspace window opens in front of Prometheus and she flies 
               into it, disappearing from view.)
 
                                     REYNOLDS
                         She just jumped into hyperspace.

               
               PROMETHEUS. BRIG. Vala regains consciousness lying on the floor 
               of a small room with little in it except a toilet. She sits up.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         Ow! (She looks down and realises that 
                         sheís now dressed in a jumpsuit. She 
                         looks around her prison.) Oh, thatís 
                         just great!
 
               (On the Bridge, Daniel is watching her on the screen as she clambers 
               to her feet.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I see you!

               (Vala looks around the cell and sees the camera in the corner. 
               She walks towards it. Daniel waves at her image.)
 
                                     VALA
                         Did you have fun taking off my clothes?
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         It was your idea.

                                     VALA
                         No, I meant when I was conscious - you 
                         know, so I could distract you and kick 
                         you in the head.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         I kept my eyes closed the whole time.
 
                         
                                     VALA
                         Iím sure you did. (She squats down for 
                         a moment, still feeling the after-effects 
                         of the zat blast. Daniel reaches out 
                         towards the screen and pinches his finger 
                         and thumb repeatedly over the image 
                         of her head, continuing to follow her 
                         head on the screen as she stands up 
                         again.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So, where we goiní?

                                     VALA
                         I told you - to save my people. Can 
                         you please let me out of here?
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Ohhhhhhhhhhh, no.

               (Vala wearily sits down on the toilet.)

                                     VALA
                         Yíknow, I havenít eaten in days.

               (Daniel rolls his eyes.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Could you please tell me how to access 
                         the navigation controls?
 
                                     VALA
                         It isnít very nice, you know, starving 
                         a prisoner to death. Come on, Daniel, 
                         youíve seen me naked. The least you 
                         could do is cook me dinner.
 
               (Daniel takes his glasses off, sighs, and rolls his eyes again.)
 
               
               
               PROMETHEUS COMMISSARY. Vala is sitting at one end of a long table 
               with various items of food in front of her. Daniel is sitting 
               at the other end holding the zat gun on her.
 
                                     VALA
                         Arenít you hungry? (She tosses an apple 
                         towards him. He doesnít try to catch 
                         it, and it hits the table and then rolls 
                         off onto the floor.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         No.

                                     VALA
                         Thank you. You know the TokíRa?

                                     DANIEL
                         Yep.

                                     VALA
                         Ten years ago, a TokíRa incited a rebellion 
                         on my planet. When people rose up against 
                         the ruling Goaíuld, and once the Jaffa 
                         had been overcome, the Goaíuld was captured 
                         alive, tortured, and beaten for days 
                         on end. I was host to that Goaíuld at 
                         the time. The people didnít understand 
                         that it was the symbiont that had ruled 
                         over them so harshly. I guess the TokíRa 
                         felt responsible. He rescued me, removed 
                         the Goaíuld symbiont, nursed me back 
                         to health.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         You said your people are in trouble 
                         now.
 
                                     VALA
                         Well, it was only a matter of time before 
                         the forces of another Goaíuld showed 
                         up - a System Lord named Camulus. (Daniel 
                         nods.) Thatís when the TokíRa disappeared. 
                         People still refused to surrender; Camulus 
                         ordered that they be wiped out. We controlled 
                         several ships: troop transports, cargo 
                         ships, alíkesh. Many people were saved, 
                         flown to an inhabitable nearby moon 
                         in the system. The ships made several 
                         trips before most of them were intercepted 
                         and shot down. Camulus never knew there 
                         were any survivors, so we were safe. 
                         Only problem was, the moon didnít have 
                         a Stargate.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So you were trapped.

                                     VALA
                         We only had a few ships left - not enough 
                         to relocate everyone again. It wasnít 
                         a problem: Camulus seemed to have little 
                         interest in the other planets in the 
                         system. He left behind a small force 
                         to guard the Stargate. We used the ships 
                         to keep appraised of what was happening 
                         and to steal supplies and technology 
                         wherever we could.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         You know that Camulus is gone now? He 
                         was beaten by Baíal.
 
                                     VALA
                         And Baíalís forces are searching every 
                         inhabitable world in Camulusí territory. 
                         His ships are everywhere. Itís only 
                         a matter of time before my people are 
                         found.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         So you got desperate and tried to steal 
                         that alíkesh.
 
                                     VALA
                         It was damaged in the firefight. I was 
                         hoping one of my ships would answer 
                         my distress call. Iím sure you can imagine 
                         how lucky I felt when this ship showed 
                         up - itís big enough to rescue all my 
                         people and take them to a world far 
                         away, free from the Goaíuld.
 
               
               BRIG. Daniel has escorted Vala back to the cell. She walks inside.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         You donít have to lock me up.

                                     DANIEL
                         Uh, I think I do.

                                     VALA
                         What difference is it going to make? 
                         This ship is automatically flying to 
                         my homeworld. You canít stop it.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, when I get to your planet Iíll 
                         just explain the situation to your people 
                         and maybe thereís something we can work 
                         out.
 
                                     VALA
                         My people - theyíre not gonna trust 
                         you. You have to let me talk to them.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         No. (He closes the door and walks away.)
 
                         
                                     VALA
                         Daniel! (She turns away from the door.) 
                         This is bad.
 
               
               LATER. Prometheus comes out of hyperspace and flies past a large 
               planet towards a smaller one. On the Bridge, Daniel sits down 
               in the commanderís chair.
 
                                     TENNET
                         Vala, this is Tennet. We have you on 
                         our scanners.
 
               (Daniel activates comms.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Uh, yeah. Hi!

                                     TENNET
                         Where is Vala?

                                     DANIEL
                         Sheís here; sheís just ... indisposed 
                         at the moment.
 
                                     TENNET
                         She did not mention she was working 
                         with someone.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         No, I guess not. Look, I realise I owe 
                         you an explanation. Itís a bit of a 
                         long story, really.
 
                                     TENNET
                         We will hear it in person and inspect 
                         your vessel.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Thatís good, Ďcos apparently weíre coming 
                         in for a landing.
 
                                     TENNET
                         We will meet you at the designated co-ordinates.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         Okey-dokey. See ya there.

               
               PLANETíS SURFACE. Prometheus lands. Two people are waiting for 
               it, but we donít yet see what they look like. Once the ship is 
               down, the people pick up a large crate and walk towards her.
 
               
               
               BRIG. Vala is trying to hotwire the door. As she connects two 
               wires they spark and electrocute her. She cries out in pain and 
               storms away from the door, realising that sheís not going to 
               get out.
 
                                     VALA
                         OK. (She walks to the camera and addresses 
                         it.) You want the truth? Iíll tell you 
                         the truth. Daniel, are you there? (We 
                         see the Bridge - the commanderís seat 
                         is empty.) I hope you can hear me. The 
                         planet we just landed on is not my homeworld. 
                         Whatever you do, you must not go out 
                         there.
 
               (On the Bridge, we see another camera screen. It shows Daniel 
               walking out to meet the two people.)
 
               
               PLANET SURFACE. Daniel, dressed in some of the super-soldierís 
               armour and holding a zat gun, approaches the two people.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Hi, guys!

               (For the first time we see the two people. Theyíre not human, 
               and have long tentacles coming from the back of their heads.)
 
               
                                     TENNET
                         Who are you?

                                     DANIEL
                         Uh, the nameís Olo. Hans Olo.

                                     TENNET
                         Where is Vala?

                                     DANIEL
                         Sheís inside.

                                     TENNET
                         We will only do business with Vala.
 
                         
                                     DANIEL
                         ďBusinessĒ. Yeah. That figures. Not 
                         that Iím surprised or anything. I donít 
                         look surprised to you, do I?
 
                                     TENNET
                         What?

                                     DANIEL
                         Itís just I was expecting some refugees 
                         in need of transport to another planet 
                         - human sort of refugees. Not that thereís 
                         anything wrong with you guys that I 
                         know of.
 
                                     SECOND ALIEN
                         We have the naqahdah.

               (Tennet opens the lid of the crate to show Daniel its contents.)
 
               
                                     TENNET
                         Refined weapons grade.

                                     DANIEL
                         Ooh, thatís nice!

                                     TENNET
                         This was the price we agreed upon. This 
                         ship is impressive in size but we cannot 
                         ...
 
                                     DANIEL
                         OK, you know what? Seriously, thereís 
                         been a big misunderstanding. I donít 
                         care what youíve got - Iím not gonna 
                         sell you the ship, so ... (The aliens 
                         draw their weapons. Daniel raises his 
                         zat gun.) OK, you know what? That is 
                         not necessary.
 
                                     TENNET
                         We had a deal! We must have this ship!
 
                         
               (Just then, two gliders soar over Prometheus, firing at the ship.)
 
               
                                     TENNET
                         Goaíuld gliders! (To Daniel) Fool! You 
                         were followed!
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Of course we were! (To the aliens) OK, 
                         you know what? Iíd love to stay and 
                         chat but ...
 
               (He fires at the second alien, who goes down. Tennet fires at 
               Daniel but his armour absorbs the blast. Daniel zats Tennet, 
               then runs back towards the ship.)
 
               
               INSIDE. Daniel runs towards the Bridge as the ship takes heavy 
               fire. Panels are sparking everywhere. He reaches the Bridge and 
               jumps into the pilotís seat. On the camera feed from the brig, 
               Vala walks over to the camera.
 
                                     VALA
                         Daniel? Whatís going on?

                                     DANIEL
                         Weíre being attacked by gliders. Tell 
                         me how to access the shipís systems.
 
                         
                                     VALA
                         Let me out and Iíll help you.

                                     DANIEL
                         Youíve gotta be kidding me!

               (Vala shrugs dramatically.)

               
               BRIG. Daniel opens the door to the cell. Vala has a huge grin 
               on her face. He lets her out of the door, holding a zat on her.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Letís go. No funny stuff.

                                     VALA
                         What did you do with my buyers?

                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, weíll talk about that later.

                                     VALA
                         And the naqahdah?

               (When Daniel doesnít reply, she stops walking.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Move!

                                     VALA
                         Do you have any idea what that is worth? 
                         (Daniel hoists her over his shoulder 
                         in a firemanís lift and starts to run 
                         towards the Bridge.) Oh, watch out! 
                         Argh!
 
               
               BRIDGE. Daniel runs in, puts Vala down and runs for the weapons 
               console as she runs to the pilotís seat and activates some controls.
 
               
                                     VALA
                         Alright, raise our shields.

               (Prometheus takes off, still being fired on by the gliders, although 
               their attack is now being held off by the shields.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         What are you waiting for? Letís go into 
                         hyperspace.
 
                                     VALA
                         I canít - itís not working. Weíve already 
                         taken too much hull damage. We have 
                         incoming - alíkesh. Arm weapons.
 
               (Prometheus heads into space, still pursued and being fired on 
               by the gliders. More gliders join the attack. Two alíkesh also 
               fly around the ship.)
 
                                     VALA
                         Shields are failing.

                                     
                         ďTracking ... target locked.Ē Prometheus 
                         begins firing, taking out one of the 
                         gliders. However, weapons impacts on 
                         Prometheus begin to have an effect again. 
                         Panels blow out all around the Bridge.)
 
                         
                                     VALA
                         Aft shields are down. We are almost 
                         out of weapons.
 
               (As one of the alíkesh flies towards Prometheus, it is blasted 
               out of the sky.)
 
                                     VALA
                         What just happened?

                                     DANIEL
                         An alíkesh just took out one of its 
                         own.
 
               
               HAMMONDíS ALíKESH.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Nice work, Sergeant. Target the second 
                         alíkesh. Fire at will.
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Roger that, sir.

               (Hammondís alíkesh pursues the other one and blasts it to bits.)
 
               
               
               PROMETHEUS BRIDGE.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Doctor Jackson? This is General Hammond. 
                         Do you copy?
 
               (Daniel, picking up his zat gun, runs over to the central chair 
               beside Vala and activates the comms.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         General! Itís me! Good to hear your 
                         voice, sir.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Likewise. You alright, son?

               (Daniel looks across to Vala.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Weíre fine, sir.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Are we clear to ring aboard?

                                     DANIEL
                         Stand by. (He deactivates comms and 
                         turns to Vala.) Unlock the system. (Vala 
                         hesitates.) Those gliders likely retreated 
                         to a nearby mothership. We have to get 
                         out of here now. Unlock the system.
 
                         
               (Vala nods, activates some controls, then nods to Daniel, who 
               activates the comms again.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Youíre all clear, sir. (He sinks back 
                         in the chair.)
 
                                     VALA
                         Whatíre you gonna do with me?

                                     DANIEL
                         Iím not sure.

                                     VALA
                         Look, Daniel, whatever happens, I just 
                         want you to know ...
 
               (Daniel turns to her and zats her into unconsciousness.)

               
               LATER. The alíkesh is preceding Prometheus as they head slowly 
               towards home. Inside Prometheus, Hammond and Daniel are walking 
               along a corridor, following by Novak.
 
                                     NOVAK
                         We managed to get the shields and hyperdrive 
                         back online. However, there was significant 
                         hull damage. I wouldnít recommend a 
                         long journey in hyperspace.
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Iím afraid we have no choice but to 
                         return to Earth.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         How long before the shipís ready to 
                         go again?
 
                                     NOVAK
                         Hard to say.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Itís good work, Doctor, both here and 
                         on the alíkesh.
 
                                     NOVAK
                         Thank you, sir! (She starts to walk 
                         away.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Hey! (Novak turns back to face him.) 
                         Hiccups are gone, huh?
 
               (Novak stares in amazement, realising it for the first time.)
 
               
                                     NOVAK
                         I didnít even notice! I guess I was 
                         having too much fun!
 
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Security team to level four. The prisoner 
                         has escaped.
 
                                     DANIEL
                         Ring room!

               (He and Hammond hurry away. Novak looks nervous for a few moments, 
               then realises that her fear hasnít brought her hiccups back again.)
 
               
                                     NOVAK
                         Wow!

               
               BRIDGE. Hammond walks over to Walter.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Status?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Security Team One unresponsive. The 
                         rings on level four just activated, 
                         sir.
 
               (Near the level four ring room, security guards are lying unconscious 
               on the ground. The ring transporter can be heard activating in 
               the background. Daniel comes along the corridor, walks into the 
               ring room and finds several unconscious crewmembers lying inside 
               the ring circle. He picks up a radio and speaks into it.)
 
                                     DANIEL
                         General Hammond? SG-3 was just transported 
                         here. Sheís on the alíkesh.
 
               (Seen from the Bridgeís front windscreen, the alíkesh starts 
               to fly away from Prometheus.)
 
                                     HAMMOND
                         Lock weapons on its engines.

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Aft thruster is targeted.

               (Daniel runs onto the Bridge.)

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Target is ...

               (Just then, the alíkesh goes into hyperspace.)

                                     HARRIMAN
                         Itís gone, sir.

                                     HAMMOND
                         Can we track it?

                                     HARRIMAN
                         No, sir. Our long range scanners are 
                         being scrambled.
 
               (Daniel gazes out the windscreen.)

                                     DANIEL
                         Sheís good.

               
               THE END

               

Prometheus Unbound



Writers :   Damian Kindler
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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