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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 909

                                      "PROTOTYPE"

                                           By

                                    Alan McCullough

               
               
               Landry steps off elevator. Carter just turning corner.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Sir!

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Colonel.

               
                                     CARTER
                         *hands him file* I need you to read 
                         this.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Oh...Good morning to you too Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Sorry sir...how are you?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         What is it?

               
                                     CARTER
                         It's a report from the Tok'ra...they've 
                         discovered a gravitational disturbance 
                         with their long range sensors ...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         another Ori incursion?

               
                                     CARTER
                         well...it could simply be a yet undiscovered 
                         black hole but the Tok'ra won't have 
                         a ship in range for some time...I've 
                         located a planet with a Stargate close 
                         to the disturbance...if you'll permit 
                         me to take a --
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Go... SG-5 should be available. *walks 
                         off*
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Thank you sir...*she heads off in other 
                         direction*
 
               
               Control room, Gate active alarm going. IDC being received. Landry 
               heads downstairs over to Harriman who's in green!
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Unscheduled off world activation.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Walter?

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         receiving an iris code sir. It's Colonel 
                         Carter.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         That was fast...Open the Iris

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Yes sir.

               
               SG-5 and Carter exit the gate and head down the ramp as Landry 
               enters
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Colonel...tell me you've got good news.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         actually sir... I think there was a 
                         little glitch... we were on the wrong 
                         planet sir.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         was the Intel wrong? *turns to SG5 guy*
 
                         
               
                                     ALBANT
                         uh...d...uh no sir. When we arrived...there 
                         was no sign of the MALP.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I checked our telemetry based on known 
                         star positions.
 
               
                                     ALBANT
                         *nods* we weren't on P3X-584 Sir.

               
                                     CARTER
                         some how we got sent to a different 
                         planet...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Walter?

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         *hits intercom* I'm reviewing Gate diagnostics 
                         sir.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         how could this happen?

               
                                     CARTER
                         if it is a gate malfunction...it's a 
                         pretty big one...unlike any we've seen 
                         before...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *to Harriman* chief. Inform all off 
                         world teams to use the alpha site...until 
                         further notice.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         yes sir.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         if there's something wrong with this 
                         gate I want to know what it is before 
                         anyone else walks through it.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         yes sir,

               
                                     LANDRY
                         find the problem. Until we do all gate 
                         activity is shut down.
 
               
               CREDITS

               
               Control room. Carter and Harriman running Diagnostics.

               
                                     CARTER
                         run the cross comparison program.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         *heads upstairs* hey. How's it going?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         well as far as our computer is concerned 
                         the dialing sequence to P3X 584 ran 
                         perfectly normal
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         except for the fact you ended up 12,000 
                         light-years off course. *both nod*
 
                         
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Oh here's something, *Graph pulled up 
                         showing a major spike reading "Abnormal 
                         signature"*
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         huh...maybe it wasn't our fault.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         thought it was always our fault?

               
                                     CARTER
                         we just ran a program that compares 
                         the energy signatures of the last 30 
                         outbound trips to look for anomalies...
 
                         
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         kind of like uh...bump...

               
                                     JACKSON
                         a bump?

               
                                     CARTER
                         actually more like a series of bumps... 
                         exactly 8.5 seconds apart
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         oh...*sarcasm* that explains everything.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         actually...it might.

               
               SG-1 seated at briefing table...Landry pours himself a coffee
 
               
               
                                     LANDRY
                         defense mechanism...?

               
                                     CARTER
                         yes sir. I think each of these spikes 
                         represents a request by the off world 
                         gate for an authorization code.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         if the correct authorization code is 
                         not entered in time you are prevented 
                         from reaching the planet...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         ...that doesn't explain how you and 
                         SG-5 ended up half way across the galaxy...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         uh well...I have a theory about that 
                         to...instead of using an iris like we 
                         do the off world gate stores incoming 
                         data in its buffer system...then if 
                         the correct code isn't received it dials 
                         a random address and empties the buffer 
                         into the new wormhole.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         interstellar call forwarding...that's 
                         pretty cool...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         ...how did the MALP get through to 584 
                         I mean...initial telemetry confirmed 
                         that it was on the right planet?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         my guess is the 584 security system 
                         filters incoming matter based on certain 
                         protocol... organic verses inanimate 
                         for
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         wow... that seems like an awful lot 
                         of trouble to keep people out.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         which makes me curious to what's being 
                         hidden there...?
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         always want what ya can't have...

               
                                     CARTER
                         calculated it will take the Prometheus 
                         two weeks to reach 584 at maximum speed
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         if the Ori are constructing a super 
                         gate there we may not have that much 
                         time... I will contact the high council 
                         and have a Jaffa ship scout the area...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         can you figure out a way to crack this 
                         authorization code?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I can certainly try sir...

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Teal'c... no offence but ...uh...I'd 
                         feel better if we investigated this 
                         ourselves...Dismissed *stands and leaves.*
 
                         
               
               MALP being sent up ramp through gate, sg-1 and 5 stand at base 
               of ramp, Carter with Landry in control room.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         MALP is on route...

               
                                     CARTER
                         We placed a bacterial culture inside 
                         the MALP's cargo department hopefully 
                         the organic material will force the 
                         584 Gate to hold the MALP and ask for 
                         an authorization code...
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         I'm receiving the Gates authorization 
                         request...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Now I just hope this program works...
 
                         
               
               On the screen each code green lights with a Lock.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         What does that mean?

               
                                     CARTER
                         I think it was good

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         The MALP's coming online...

               
                                     CARTER
                         rotate the camera to the left.

               
               MALP telemetry shows the camera rotating, revealing the other 
               MALP.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         It's the first MALP. *Grins* It worked
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Good...*Carter heads down to Gateroom*
 
                         
               
               WORMHOLE

               
               SG-1 Exit the Gate, SG-5 right behind them.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Alright...let's see what all the fuss 
                         is about.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         well we'll have to wait till night fall 
                         to get a visual confirmation of a black 
                         hole. In the mean time major you can 
                         set up the gravity sensors... *sg-5 
                         head off* I'll make sure we can dial 
                         home.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *walks over to MALP* SGC this is SG-1 
                         leader...we have arrived safely
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Thank you Colonel...we'll dial again 
                         in 15 minutes...Prometheus is standing 
                         by...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         hopefully that won't be necessary sir. 
                         Mitchell out *gate shuts down, he walks 
                         over to Jackson and Teal'c* I'd rather 
                         not wait around two weeks for a ride.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         We're gonna go have a look around. *they 
                         head off, Mitchell walks over to Carter.*
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I think I found the problem...

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         you seen anything like it before?

               
                                     CARTER
                         nope...and I don't want to remove it 
                         until I know exactly how it's connected 
                         to the system ... Good news is...it 
                         won't affect any outbound dialing.
 
                         
               
                                     ALBANT
                         (on radio) Colonel Carter... we've got 
                         the gravity sensors up and running...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         *grabs radio* Good I'll be right there...
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         (on radio) Hey Guys! This is Daniel... 
                         you might wanna come and check this 
                         out first...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I got it ...you go check out the Black 
                         hole.
 
               
               They both head off.

               
               Mitchell walks over the Jackson and Teal'c who are standing over 
               a set of rings...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Wow...it's amazing what people leave 
                         laying around... where do those go?
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Only one way to find out...*Teal'c fiddling 
                         inside with crystals.*
 
               
               The guys ring down into a sort of lab.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Don't think anyone's been home for a 
                         while.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Looks like some kind of science lab.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This looks familiar... *shining torch 
                         on a round step much like the one in 
                         Metamorphosis.* It's Nirti's DNA manipulation 
                         device...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Nirti...? She was the Goa'uld trying 
                         to create an advanced host... right? 
                         Ended up on a bunch of super freaks 
                         that turned on her ... that was a cool 
                         file.
 
               
               Jackson pokes at pedestal hitting a few buttons, a holographic 
               image of DNA strand appears...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         This writings in ancient.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *looks over to a corner* oh...I was 
                         wrong... there is someone home.
 
               
               Mitchell shines torch on a man, in a box much like the ancient 
               device O'Neill was placed in at the end of Season 7. Mitchell 
               hits a button on the side.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         wait! Wait! *hurries over*

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *stops* what? *the lights come on in 
                         the box* I was looking for the light 
                         switch...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         New guy!

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Hey! You touched that...

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I know how to read that. *the casing 
                         on box disappears...and the Man falls 
                         out...Jackson grabbing him...checks 
                         for pulse* I gotta faint pulse.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *Man starts to convulse, Mitchell grabs 
                         radio* Carter get back to the Gate...tell 
                         the SGC...we need a med team here right 
                         away.
 
               
               Infirmary, Lam looks at X-rays...turns to Mitchell and Carter 
               who are sitting on beds.
 
               
                                     LAM
                         well...you're clean. No sign of any 
                         exposure to infectious agents...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Great...how's pod man?

               
                                     LAM
                         Also going to be fine...I suspect the 
                         convulsions were just a reaction to 
                         coming out of stasis. Although...his 
                         preliminary test results were quite 
                         interesting.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         how?

               
                                     LAM
                         We've been able to study the Genetic 
                         characteristics of the Ancients from 
                         the database sent back to us from Atlantis...our 
                         patient X definitely shows some physiological 
                         similarities...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         You think he's an ancient?

               
                                     LAM
                         I'm running a more detailed analysis...there 
                         are some other strange anomalies...but 
                         in the mean time...why don't we ask 
                         him? *they walks over to Khalek.* Hello... 
                         *Khalek wakes*...I'm Dr Caroline Lam...Do 
                         you understand me...?
 
               
                                     KHALEK
                         yes.

               
                                     LAM
                         good...try to relax...there's nothing 
                         to be afraid of...you're safe... you're 
                         on a planet called Earth.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm Lt Colonel Samantha Carter...of 
                         the United States Air force...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Cameron Mitchell. Ditto on the other 
                         stuff...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Can you tell us your name?

               
                                     KHALEK
                         it's *swallows* Khalek...

               
                                     CARTER
                         Khalek. We found you on another planet...in 
                         stasis in what looked like some sort 
                         of science lab...
 
               
                                     KHALEK
                         Earth? *Lam nods*

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Yeah that's right.

               
                                     KHALEK
                         I want to go home...

               
                                     CARTER
                         Home? Where is home?

               
                                     KHALEK
                         He took me...I was a prisoner...s'been 
                         so long...he did experiments on me...
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         He who?

               
                                     KHALEK
                         I never knew his name... please...I 
                         just want to go home
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Can you tell us what this guy looks 
                         like?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         do you have the gate address for the 
                         place you call home? The symbols to 
                         dial?
 
               
                                     KHALEK
                         yes

               
                                     LAM
                         Ok...when you're feeling better we'll 
                         see what we can do...
 
               
               Mitchell and Carter head out to hallway...

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         So...not an ancient.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Too bad...

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Poor guy... this is exactly what Nirti 
                         did...kidnapped people and then experimented 
                         on them...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Yeah but Khalek there said he.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well I'm sure Nirti wasn't the only 
                         Goa'uld with an interest in evolved 
                         human hosts...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         That lab looked more ancient than Goa'uld...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         You think it was an ancient experimenting 
                         on him?
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I don't know...but I'm sure Jackson 
                         will get to the bottom of it.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         In the mean time we'll get the address 
                         to Khalek's Home world...and send a 
                         MALP. Hopefully it will still be somewhere 
                         he wants to go back to...
 
               
               Jackson in the Ancient Lab...the screen has ancient text on it 
               but its flickering. Rings activate...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Hey what's up...?

               
                                     ALBANT
                         Well...it looks like that black holes 
                         just...a regular old black hole...no 
                         giant Ori super gate...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         That's good.

               
                                     ALBANT
                         Teal'c said you could use some help 
                         in here...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yeah there's something wrong with the 
                         power supply...its driving me nuts...
 
                         
               
                                     ALBANT
                         Oh well...we'll look into it.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Colonel Mitchell says that the man we 
                         found in stasis is not an ancient. He 
                         was being held prisoner and being experimented 
                         upon... we do not believe that he knew 
                         his captor...Have you found anything 
                         DanielJackson?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Uh...just pages and pages of logs...*flicks 
                         page* not about the experi---*trails 
                         off, staring, reads*
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What is it?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Uh...oh...this is bad.

               
               Teal'c and Jackson come through the Gate, walk down the Ramp 
               to Landry.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Where is he?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Isolation room one.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         under Guard?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Why? What did you find?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I should of known when I saw the ancient 
                         writing... he used to use it as code 
                         on his ships...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Dr Jackson...

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The lab does not belong to an ancient.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         It belonged to Anubis.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         But he's long gone now.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yes but the man he left behind is not 
                         a victim of experiments...he's a genetic 
                         hybrid...he was grown in that lab.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         I'm sorry?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Whatever he told you he's lying. The 
                         Goa'uld pass on genetic memory...now 
                         he may not have a snake in his head 
                         but the man we defrosted and brought 
                         back here has Goa'uld DNA intermingled 
                         with his own. He may as well be the...be 
                         the Son of Anubis...
 
               
               Briefing room, a monitor shows Khalek in a separate room tied 
               to a chair.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         The log entry said Anubis managed to 
                         replicate his pre ascension DNA using 
                         the genetic manipulation device...then 
                         he combined it with human DNA and was 
                         able to rapidly grow our...our friend 
                         there...
 
               
                                     LAM
                         The analysis I did suggests that Khalek 
                         is significantly more evolved then we 
                         are...much more inline with the human 
                         form of the ancients prior to ascension...
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         so he could have all kinds of super 
                         funky powers...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well the subjects Nirti manipulated 
                         demonstrated telekinetic and psychic 
                         capabilities...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Like the priors? *she nods*

               
                                     JACKSON
                         The Goal of the experiment seems to 
                         be to create an advanced human...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         With a little Anubis blended in...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         You said he used his pre-ascended DNA. 
                         Do you think he was doing these experiments 
                         before he ascended?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         No see that timeline doesn't track with 
                         the log...plus it says he had to reproduce 
                         his DNA Which means he was doing all 
                         this after he ascended...and was sent 
                         back by the ancients...well...half way.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         But that does make any sense... even 
                         a highly evolved human host wouldn't 
                         be advanced as he was...why bother...?
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Maybe he didn't like being stuck in 
                         Limbo...Maybe even a small step back 
                         to mortality was worth it to him on 
                         some level...
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps he was intending on creating 
                         an even more powerful servant than the 
                         Kul warriors...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         No matter what Anubis' ultimate goal 
                         was...Khalek is extremely dangerous...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Options?

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Put him back in his Pod.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I doubt we'd be able to get the one 
                         from 584 back here
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If we leave him there others could circumvent 
                         the security... and find him as we did...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We could post Guards...

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         What about the Antarctic pod?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         *short laugh* Look I think we need to 
                         consider whether we want to preserve 
                         him at all
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         mmmm

               
                                     JACKSON
                         *Sighs* Lo-ook the fact is we don't 
                         know how successful Anubis was...Khalek 
                         is advanced...yes. But we don't know 
                         how far along he actually is... now 
                         if he is aware of his own state of evolutionary 
                         advancement and I'll bet you anything 
                         he is...its possible the only thing 
                         keeping him from ascending right now 
                         is that he hasn't figured out how...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         What would that take?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I-I don't know...uh Buh... But if he 
                         can do it...If-if...if he knows how 
                         or figures out how at the very least 
                         we're gonna have another Anubis on our 
                         hands...and at that point it's gonna 
                         be too late to stop him
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well he could progress his state of 
                         being while he was is stasis...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Look you know I would never suggest 
                         this lightly...but he is what he is. 
                         And given the danger he poses I think 
                         we have to ask ourselves what is the 
                         point... in keeping him alive at all...
 
                         
               
               All stay silent contemplating what he's said,

               
                                     LANDRY
                         I hear ya Dr Jackson...for the moment 
                         we're taking every security precaution 
                         we can... *Lam obviously not comfortable 
                         about the idea Jackson's put forward* 
                         I'll contact Washington...discuss how 
                         we're going to proceed...in the mean 
                         time...I suggest all of you learn as 
                         much as you can...including what Khalek 
                         does and doesn't know.
 
               
               Jackson enters Observation room, sitting above Khalek who's tied 
               to the chair.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Khalek can you hear me?

               
                                     KHALEK
                         *Wakes* yes... *notices bindings*

               
                                     JACKSON
                         My name is Dr Daniel Jackson...

               
                                     KHALEK
                         why have you restrained me like this? 
                         *panicked* why is everyone suddenly 
                         acting like they fear me?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         look you can drop the act...

               
                                     KHALEK
                         I don't understand...have you contacted 
                         my home world?
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         we found you on your home world... I 
                         understand ancient. Those research notes...Anubis 
                         left...*Khalek looks really confused...* 
                         we know that you were grown in that 
                         lab... that you possess Anubis' DNA... 
                         and his genetic memories...
 
               
                                     KHALEK
                         *goes all evil eyed..., smirks* my memories 
                         do include you Dr Jackson...a confrontation 
                         you had with my father...I sense it 
                         is some time since I was last awake...what 
                         has become of him.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         I'm not here to answer your questions...
 
                         
               
                                     KHALEK
                         the others...they wish to study me don't 
                         they? Why else would I be here given 
                         the danger you know I pose... they want 
                         to learn what I am...how I came to be... 
                         but you...have you ever taken a life 
                         Dr Jackson? I believe you have...killed 
                         a man...*closes eyes* my memories are 
                         so sharp and clear... as if they happened 
                         only moments ago... the countless live 
                         my father extinguished...of those that 
                         came before him and did the same...*gasps*...such 
                         pleasure it gave them...but I have not 
                         experienced it myself yet... does it 
                         really feel that good? *Jackson rolls 
                         eyes* millions of slaves bowing before 
                         me...a galaxy of desperate pitiful life 
                         forms at my feet...that's clearly intoxicating... 
                         I can almost taste it as if it was me 
                         there and not those whose memories I 
                         possess. Oh but nothing...nothing do 
                         I anticipate more than the sweetness 
                         I know I will feel when I kill for the 
                         first time. I can hardly wait to watch 
                         as fear stops a mans heart...so much 
                         more intimate...one on one...to watch 
                         as the blood flows from his veins...and 
                         savor his ever fading hope for life... 
                         there's only one way to stop it... I 
                         know you wish to take my life... and 
                         I promise you...before this is over...one 
                         of us will feel the pleasure...
 
               
               Jackson grabs notes and walks off.

               
               Woolsey walks into Landry's office, Jackson and Landry going 
               over something.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Mr. Woolsey...given the timing this 
                         can't be a good sign...
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         The international committee overseeing 
                         the SGC has read and considered your 
                         recommendation to place the prisoner 
                         back in stasis.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         At least until we can decide what to 
                         do with him...
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         ... we think that's a mistake...

               
                                     LANDRY
                         oh...you think we should kill him?
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         *frowns* on the contrary...we think 
                         he must be studied...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         You understand how dangerous he is...?
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         we understand how dangerous you seem 
                         to think he is...there's very little 
                         cohobating evidence at this point...that's 
                         why more study is required...
 
               
               Jackson can't believe this he turns away to lean on cabinet behind.
 
               
               
                                     LANDRY
                         is this a joke? Cause if you look closely 
                         I'm not laughing...
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         *bites lip* you and your people went 
                         before the senate appropriations committee 
                         and demanded that the budget for this 
                         facility not be cut in half...why? Because 
                         of a formidable new enemy that now threatens 
                         our galaxy...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         what would we do without you?

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         ...all we have heard...is that the Ori 
                         must be taken more seriously than the 
                         Goa'uld...that the priors that represent 
                         them are extremely powerful and dangerous 
                         in their own right... And yet in the 
                         months since this threat emerged not 
                         one proposed counter measure... not 
                         one shred of technology...not even so 
                         much as a theory or strategy to fight 
                         these missionaries has resulted from 
                         ongoing Stargate operations...until 
                         now... and you want to freeze him...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *waves* go go ...you're on a roll

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         based on your report the only thing 
                         we do know about this Khalek is that 
                         physiologically he may be very much 
                         like the priors of the Ori...an advanced 
                         form of human...far along...in evolutionary 
                         development...first and foremost...studying 
                         him maybe the key to learning a way 
                         to fight the priors...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         ...actually that had not escaped me...
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         not to mention the fact that he might 
                         be the missing link... between ourselves 
                         and ascension...certainly that merits 
                         more research. The members of the committee 
                         feel very strongly about this...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Then neither they nor you understand 
                         the risks.
 
               
                                     WOOLSLEY
                         Oh we do...*leans forward* the issue 
                         is...if this command doesn't have the 
                         ability...and security in place to take 
                         full advantage of an opportunity like 
                         this...then we believe we need to reevaluate 
                         its leadership and ultimately......its 
                         operation.
 
               
               In ancient lab.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         If Woolsey and the Bean counters are 
                         gonna force us to keep Khalek conscious 
                         maybe we better figure out what he's 
                         capable of...and fast
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         it was like he was goading me into killing 
                         him... like he wanted us to do it.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         He knows he's on the path to ascension 
                         maybe he thinks that the final step.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         If that's the case, we may have no other 
                         choice but to freeze him again.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         with strict instructions never to defrost.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed. Unfortunately we must now convince 
                         others that this is the prudent course 
                         of action...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         *Albant signals to Jackson* Major Albant 
                         seems to think he has something that'll 
                         help us...
 
               
                                     ALBANT
                         Yeah this unit...it seems to be self 
                         contained...well its what analyses a 
                         subjects current physiological status 
                         and feeds back into the... DNA manipulator. 
                         We should be able to bring it back and 
                         rid it to give us a better idea how 
                         advanced Khalek really is...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         that'd be good... Nice work...

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I'm gonna keep working on the translation...
 
                         
               
               Teal'c, Mitchell and Albant head to the rings. Mitchell waves.
 
               
               
               In the Isolation room, Albant is setting up the device over Khalek's 
               head... Lam and Carter stand by a screen. Mitchell has a Zat 
               trained on Khalek who is slumped in his seat. Landry and Woolsey 
               are sitting in the observation room.
 
               
                                     LAM
                         He's out cold Colonel. I gave him enough 
                         sedative to keep him out for hours.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Can't be too sure.

               
                                     ALBANT
                         *Fiddling* that...*turns it on, several 
                         rays come out aimed at Khalek's head* 
                         should be good.
 
               
               The screen beside Lam and Carter comes on showing a view of his 
               brain. Several red spots.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         We're pretty sure these red patches 
                         indicate areas of the brain where synaptic 
                         activity is maximized. A normal human 
                         brain, *to Mitchell* you or I say should 
                         show roughly 5-10% Coverage>
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Me being five...you being 10. *Carter 
                         grins*
 
               
                                     ALBANT
                         So what's that at now? *looks at screen* 
                         60%?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         68 exactly...Daniel says that the research 
                         theorizes that 80 possibly 90% activity 
                         was required...for conscious willful 
                         ascension...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         So he's not there yet...

               
                                     CARTER
                         Well no butó

               
                                     LAM
                         *points* wait a minute...what's that...that 
                         wasn't there a minute again...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         No...the percentage just jumped to 71...
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         are you saying this guy is just evolving 
                         before out eyes?
 
               
                                     LAM
                         *beeping sound* His heart rates increasing...
 
                         
               
                                     ALBANT
                         I wonder if that has something to do 
                         with the brain scan device. *moves over 
                         to check it out.*
 
               
                                     LAM
                         I'm going to administer some more sedative... 
                         *heads over to get some*
 
               
                                     ALBANT
                         No no no...just a second...let me just 
                         make sure that there's no interference 
                         with the lines here...
 
               
               Khalek's eyes open, the screen beside Albant explodes. Khalek 
               breaks the binds as Mitchell moves to Zat him, but with Just 
               a swipe of his hand the Zat flies into Khalek's hand. Mitchell 
               dives out of the way as Khalek fires but Caret and Lam aren't 
               so lucky. Just as they hit the floor Mitchell fires two shots 
               at Khalek, hitting him. He drops.
 
               
               Briefing room, on the monitor Khalek sits in chair, Mitchell 
               points at screen...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I shot him...Twice. At point blank range...
 
                         
               
                                     LAM
                         *rubbing neck* and he appears to be 
                         healing. *to Landry* very quickly...
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I should have emptied the clip. I don't 
                         get it...sir. How can Woolsey not know 
                         that keeping this guy around is a bad 
                         idea...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         He's an ass.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         So what? He's risking a catastrophe 
                         just to embarrass us?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Woolsey's a pretty straight shooter...I 
                         think he...really believes this is gonna 
                         be of benefit...we're the ones who have 
                         spent the last 8 years justifying enormous 
                         risks for the advancements we've made...
 
                         
               
                                     LAM
                         The fact is we are recording some incredible 
                         data... Khalek's healing ability...his 
                         advanced brain activity... That scanner 
                         was still operating when he was using 
                         his telekinetic ability and we've been 
                         able to isolate the areas of the brain 
                         that he was maximizing at the time...
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         See I think the point is...is that he 
                         has telekinetic abilities and he's continuing 
                         to evolve...while we sit around yammering 
                         about it.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         All the while he's getting closer...and 
                         closer...to ascending.
 
               
               Isolating room. Khalek wakes, Woolsey and Lam are in the Observation 
               room.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         You should know there are now 50,000 
                         volts running through that floor sir...and 
                         a Tok'ra field generator barring the 
                         door it's one way. So we can still fire 
                         bullets in there...if we have to... 
                         finally. Dr Lam believes your abilities 
                         can be controlled with a Dopamine inhibitor...a 
                         shunt has been inserted into the base 
                         of your skull and a massive dose will 
                         be automatically injected should you 
                         try anything else
 
               
                                     KHALEK
                         Thanks for the warning Richard...or 
                         do you prefer dick? *Woolsey looks at 
                         Lam* no...you didn't tell me your name. 
                         Shame about Major Altman.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         He's going to be fine.

               
                                     KHALEK
                         We'll see.

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Any further outbursts will not be tolerated.
 
                         
               
                                     KHALEK
                         Whatever you say dick.

               
               Ancient Lab. Rings are activated, Carter appears.

               
                                     CARTER
                         Hey... I heard you guys could use some 
                         help...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         yeah... we heard what happened. How's 
                         Major Altman?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Oh...he's gonna be ok...the ascendometer 
                         say's Khalek's about 80% there. *Teal'c 
                         and Jackson look at each other*
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Ascendometer?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Mitchell......thought of it...*obviously 
                         not to happy* after Khalek was shot 
                         and started to head it shot up another 
                         5% or so.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yeah. We're helping him. The healing 
                         process helped him to learn another 
                         aspect of his advancement...I'll bet 
                         anything he wanted to get shot.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *frowns* you think?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         well...according to the research the 
                         way it works is... the subject gets 
                         the treatment in this machine...and 
                         certain...physiological changes are 
                         made in the brain...then it takes some 
                         time... weeks months to adjust...the 
                         individual needs to get used to the 
                         changes learn how they work...it's a 
                         gradual process... that's what the scans 
                         are showing us. Khalek is learning to 
                         use the advancements the latest treatment 
                         gave him... now. Eventually with enough 
                         physical evolution and mental control 
                         he will reach a critical stage where 
                         he will shed his physical body and exist 
                         as energy.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         ah...I always felt there was uh...uh 
                         spiritual component to ascension... 
                         that you had to be a good person at 
                         heart to so it...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Yes...certainly... when there's an ancient 
                         helping you. Well... obviously when 
                         the process happens naturally there 
                         are...no rules.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well if you can call this naturally.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Still...the Ori proved you don't have 
                         to be moral to ascend. Who knows...maybe 
                         its part of the grand cosmic balance. 
                         Good and evil have to co-exist on all 
                         levels.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         well...for now Khalek is still mortal. 
                         I don't think he really wants to die 
                         before he figures it all out.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         he's probably been hiding the full extent 
                         of his powers from us...for all we know 
                         he's...he's mocking us because he knows 
                         we can't really hurt him...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         what else have you learned?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         not much...I don't think this database 
                         is going to be much help anymore...we've 
                         been through it twice now...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         well the reason I came is because I 
                         have an idea...based on the data we've 
                         collected from the scans on Khalek's 
                         brain...I'm thinking we can run a simulation 
                         on the DNA machine to see where its 
                         really going... ...to the best of our 
                         knowledge this has never been done before 
                         right? Artificially advance a human 
                         being to ascension using technology 
                         rather than the help of another ascended 
                         being...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         The log is incomplete... Anubis seems 
                         to have been stopped before he could 
                         finish his experiments...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         lets see if it's really going where 
                         we thing it is...I mean at the very 
                         least...maybe he had a timeframe...
 
                         
               
               Landry enters Observation room.

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         General.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         I'm reconsidering the arrangement with 
                         the international committee that's keeping 
                         you here...
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         then I suggest you start going through 
                         your budget...because without their 
                         support--
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         how can you still be convinced that 
                         this is the right course of action.
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         the scans indicate his advancement has 
                         plateau'd at roughly 80% of potential 
                         brain activity...
 
               
                                     LAM
                         That might have something to do with 
                         the dopamine inhibitor...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         how long are we going to keep this up?
 
                         
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         until we find a way to counteract someone 
                         with his abilities in the field...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         according to your own account the man 
                         was able to read your mind... doesn't 
                         that concern you?
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         gravely. The fact that there are dozens 
                         of priors with abilities like his roaming 
                         the galaxy right now... also concerns 
                         me... And the committee representing 
                         the free nations of this planet general. 
                         For the moment in my opinion this situation 
                         is under control.
 
               
               A close up on Khalek shows him in deep concentration with a small 
               frown.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         I certainly hope that the point at which 
                         you change your mind isn't too late.
 
                         
               
               The tube for the dopamine just by his neck is starting to melt. 
               Khalek grins.
 
               
               Woolsey walks into Landry's office

               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         you wanted to see me?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         I'm pulling the plug. You can notify 
                         the committee that the SGC no longer 
                         requires their support.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         General...Khalek's condition is stable... 
                         you've taken ample security precautions... 
                         every minute we have to study him...record 
                         data... the closer we get to a means 
                         of fighting the priors... Not to mention 
                         the possibility of solving the mysteries 
                         of our own existence...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         the issues we face are overwhelming 
                         at times...I can see how someone can 
                         lose their perspective...
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         I haven't lost perspective General. 
                         I recognize the importance of this research... 
                         That's why I'm not gonna let you stand 
                         in the way.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *stands* ultimately the decision is 
                         mine. *walks round desk to door* I'm 
                         having Khalek transferred back to his 
                         stasis pod on 584 immediately... regardless 
                         of the consequences to this command. 
                         Thank you. *waves hand to door, Woolsey 
                         walks out,* Putz.
 
               
               
                                     JACKSON
                         yeah. According to the log

               
                                     CARTER
                         well...then this is where he should 
                         be now on the chart *points at the bar 
                         by 80%*
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         does that mean what I think it means?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         we need to report this to Landry.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         yeah......there's one more thing I think 
                         you should do first.
 
               
               Khalek sits chained to himself, waiting.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Just to give you a heads up we're gonna 
                         keep you attached all the way home... 
                         you try anything and you're going to 
                         be a drooling idiot in a couple of seconds... 
                         Corporal.
 
               
               The corporal heads over and binds Khalek's legs, Mitchell and 
               an SF have their weapons trained on him. Woolsey and Landry watch 
               from the observation room. Alarms for offworld activation go 
               off.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Continue.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Go ahead.

               
               Rest of SG-1 return through the Gate,

               
                                     LANDRY
                         We were just preparing to send Khalek 
                         through to place him back in stasis.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Bad idea. 584 is the last place we should 
                         be taking him right now...in fact it 
                         was probably what he was hoping for.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *heads over to phone* This is General 
                         Landry...Belay the order... re-secure 
                         the prisoner.
 
               
               Khalek is standing, Mitchell motions to Khalek.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Back in the seat.

               
               Gateroom

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Now explain why I just did that...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         The reason his advancements have plateau'd 
                         is not because of the dopamine inhibitor...
 
                         
               
               Khalek is re-secured, he listens to what's being said in the 
               Gateroom.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         He's gone as far as he can... now he 
                         may have learned to use the physical 
                         advancement she now had...but he'll 
                         never be able to ascend in his current 
                         state...he needs more treatments in 
                         that machine to make it happen...
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *heads out of room to turn on the plate 
                         beneath Khalek* Get clear! *The SFs 
                         leave the room...and turn on force field*
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         The one place we can't send him to is 
                         the lab on that planet. And I bet he's 
                         been waiting for us to try it...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *on phone* This is Mitchell...tell General 
                         Landry the prisoner is secure.
 
               
               Khalek's eyes narrow, machine beeps as his heart rate increases, 
               he looks at the two SFs outside and the two are pulled in through 
               force shield landing on the electric plate beneath Khalek. Khalek 
               rips himself from the chair. Mitchell turns off the Main power... 
               unfortunately too late. He pulls out berretta but Khalek sends 
               him flying back against the wall. Knocking him out. Two SFs make 
               their way toward the room, but when they aim at Khalek he knocks 
               them both back also. Woolsey watches from the observation room 
               as Khalek moves his hand through the Tok'ra force shield disarming 
               it.
 
               
                                     KHALEK
                         Seems things are no longer in control 
                         Dick. *he walks off*
 
               
               Klaxons are blaring as a med team checks out the fallen men. 
               Jackson and Carter arrive.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Are you ok? *helps Mitchell up*

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Yeah I'm fine...just help me up

               
                                     LAM
                         No you're not...you have a concussion 
                         you need to stay put...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Look my head can wait. We just finished 
                         securing him... he went nuts...and killed 
                         two SFs.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         you think he could have heard us?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         he'll go for the Gateroom. *Mitchell 
                         starts to head off in the wrong direction. 
                         Jackson grabs him* Gateroom.
 
               
               Security teams move into place, blast doors slamming shut.

               
               Control room

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Levels 12 through 28 are now secure. 
                         Full emergency contingent is in position 
                         and on high alert. *flicks through security 
                         feed of various floors*
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         There... *On screen Khalek strolls down 
                         corridor.*
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         *on intercom* Target is on level 21! 
                         Hallway B heading north
 
               
               Khalek comes face to face with four armed SFs, they immediately 
               open fire, he raises his hands as a imaginary shield deflects 
               the bullets. They stops and his moves his hands forward sending 
               them flying back. Khalek moves his hands to some wires going 
               up the walls and breaks two. Everything goes down and Back up 
               starts to run.
 
               
               Control room

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Security systems down!! We've gone to 
                         auxiliary power...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Damn.

               
               Khalek opens an elevator on level 21. down on level 24 Teal'c 
               and his team move to the elevator waiting. We get a shot of something 
               behind them. Teal'c senses it and turns in time to be knocked 
               into the other men. Mitchell and co turn up helping Teal'c up.
 
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He went that way. *he points, Mitchell, 
                         Carter and Jackson hurry off*
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *on radio* medical team to level 24 
                         hallway D
 
               
               They come to a open shaft.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Meet me at the gate and call this in.
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Target has head down emergency exit 
                         tube 3.
 
               
               To SFs stand in front of the level 28 access to tube 3. The door 
               propels forward knocking the two over, Khalek steps out. And 
               six men raise their weapons aiming. He smirks
 
               
               Control room, the sound of gun fire and men groaning can be heard. 
               With a swipe of his hand Khalek opens the blast door to the gate 
               room...we see the 6 men lying on the ground. Khalek shuts the 
               blast door.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Get those doors open.

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         I'm trying sir...the controls are not 
                         working... they're sealed shut.
 
               
               Khalek walks over to ramp, and looks up at control room as Carter 
               and Jackson enter. With a nod of his head the keys on the keyboard 
               seem to move themselves dialing the gate.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Halt the dialing program!!

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         I can't sir!

               
               Mitchell keeps trying his card, but doors won't open. The last 
               symbol locks and the wormhole opens.
 
               
                                     KHALEK
                         *looking at Jackson* You should have 
                         killed me when you had the chance. *he 
                         heads up the ramp and steps through. 
                         Gate shuts down.*
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         He's locked us out of the system

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Iris control is still down too...*The 
                         gate activates again* incoming wormhole.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Cutting auxiliary power to the blast 
                         doors. *the blast door opens an inch, 
                         Mitchell and some men pry it open.* 
                         Cameron the electronic locks are down. 
                         You should be able to pry the doors 
                         open...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Yeah... that's easy for you to say. 
                         *Teal'c runs down corridor with large 
                         crowbar* what took you so long?
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         *Wormhole opens.* Iris will not close! 
                         *Khalek comes back through the gate, 
                         obviously confused. Gate shuts down*
 
                         
               
               Mitchell squeezes through the small gap Teal'c has made, and 
               fires, three shots heard, at Khalek but he stops two bullets 
               shy of his body suspending them in the air. Khalek frowns looking 
               down and sees he's been shot but at a different angle. Mitchell 
               looks across at Jackson.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Nice shot.

               
               Khalek touches the blood looks up as Mitchell and Jackson take 
               his moment of confusion to both fire at him. They empty their 
               clips in to him and he drops.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *to Landry* I rigged the call forwarding 
                         device on 584 to dial back here ...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         and you didn't tell me?

               
                                     CARTER
                         we were going to sir but we didn't get 
                         a chance...it's a good thing too or 
                         he would have heard us.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *on intercom* medical team to level 
                         28. Base is secured.
 
               
               Jackson walks down corridor to elevator, Woolsey walks up behind 
               him.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         Dr Jackson. *Jackson turns to see who 
                         but then turns back to elevator* I just...wanted 
                         you to know...the men who died...I'm 
                         gonna see to it personally that *Jackson 
                         turns* their families are well taken 
                         care of.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Look...for what it's worth...I understand 
                         how you felt... and...why you took the 
                         position you did.
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         ...it almost sounds like you might find 
                         it in yourself... to forgive me...
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         ...no. *shakes head* that doesn't mean 
                         we don't all want what you're looking 
                         for...and the answers are still out 
                         there...
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         ...you were right about the risks...
 
                         
               
               Doors for elevator open, Jackson steps in...

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Believe me...I wish I'd been wrong. 
                         *door close*
 
               
                                     WOOLSEY
                         *whispers* me too...

               
               THE END

               

Prototype



Writers :   Alan McCullough
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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