Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
What's going on?
We're getting MALP telemetry from P3X-289.
Atmosphere is completely toxic: sulfur
dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, ammonia...
Well, if there was a 'gate there, then
chances are good there was life there
at some point.
Yeah, I think that's a safe assumption.
Look at this.
We see a picture on the computer monitor of what appears to be
a fuzzy dome in the middle of a white fog. There are rocky outcroppings
surrounding the fog and sparsely protruding from the foggy area.
We got these images two hour ago, just
after the MALP went through. The dome
seems to be the only structure that's
managed to withstand the corrosive effects
of the atmosphere.
How big is it?
It's about 2.2 kilometers wide and 500
The MALP's giving us a proximity alert.
Three meters...and we're picking up
a static charge.
We see video of the end of the MALP arm on the monitor. The MALP
is in the foggy area.
Stop. Extend the arm.
We see the arm extend and it appears to push through a barrier
of some kind. There is a bit of a rainbow shimmer as it passes
through the barrier. The part of the arm that is through the
barrier is no longer visible.
It went right through.
Well, whatever it is, it's not solid.
On the monitor we see the MALP camera push through the barrier.
Once on the other side, we see terrain that is reminiscent of
the garden area from The Gamekeeper. Sam and Daniel both watch
the MALP progress intently. Then the monitor goes black.
Uh, we've lost contact. The MALP's not
Bring up that last image.
We see an image of the nice terrain...water, green grass, trees,
How is that possible?
I have no idea.
SGC - Control Room The alarms are blaring again and the 'gate
is active. General Hammond walks up to stand behind Davis.
We're good, Sir. Although, there's not
much of a view.
What about suit integrity?
According to my readings, the hazmats
could withstand about 12 hours of exposure
before there was any serious degradation.
Shouldn't be a problem, Sir. We can
make it to the dome and back inside
Understood, Hammond out.
Alien Planet SG-1, in full hazmat gear (red suits, hoods, breathing
apparatus, etc.) are walking through a very dense fog or smoke.
The fog has a slight brown tint to it. There is little visibility,
though remains of structures and trees can be seen if they are
in close proximity.
Picking up a static charge.
Yeah, I can feel it.
So, what do we do...just walk through?
The MALP encountered no resistance.
Then it disappeared.
It did transmit for a few seconds before
we lost the signal, which suggests it
Jack unhooks his P-90 and extends it through the barrier for
a few seconds. He pulls it back. Then he walks right through.
Once through, he is in a beautiful landscape. He sees what the
MALP transmitted just before they lost contact with it. He walks
up to the MALP and a few seconds later the rest of SG-1 comes
through the barrier.
I'm reading normal atmosphere. Oxygen,
nitrogen... (She turns her scanning
device toward Daniel) We're clean too.
It's like the barrier scrubbed the suits
when we passed through.
The inside of the barrier seems to be
some kind of hologram.
She reaches her hand back in the direction they came from and
where she touches the barrier, the landscape seems to blur. Daniel
sticks his whole forearm back through the barrier.
You can feel the resistance.
That combined with the static charge
must act as a warning. (She pulls off
her hood.) So you don't accidentally
Jack pulls off his hood too and takes a look around. Teal'c takes
off his hood as well and does a quick check of the MALP.
The MALP appears to be fully operational.
The barrier must block the signal. Sir,
this is an amazing piece of technology.
Permeable to large solid objects, but
won't allow the poisonous atmosphere
in. We really need to study this further.
Sam and Jack continue to walk away from the MALP with Teal'c
and Daniel bringing up the rear. Then they hear a twig snap.
Jack uses a hand signal to tell the other's to hang back while
he investigates. He walks toward a large pine tree, weapon raised.
All right, come on out. Let's go.
A young boy walks out from behind the tree. He pulls down on
a branch to look over it at the strangers. Jack puts his gun
down. Sam smiles.
We're not gonna hurt you.
You came from outside.
Yes...we did. What's your name?
I asked you first.
I'm called Nevin.
Hello, Nevin. I'm Jack. That's Sam,
Daniel and Teal'c.
You wear strange clothes.
Caught us on a bad day.
Nevin, where are your parents?
My father's in the town.
Can you show us?
We just want to talk to him.
Maybe we could trade.
Next we see SG-1, the hazmat suits shed (Teal'c is carrying one),
walking along. Jack and Sam are walking nearly side by side and
Teal'c and Daniel are nearly side by side behind them. The camera
pans out to reveal Nevin up ahead of them wearing one of the
suits and carrying the hood. They are walking through the town.
It is heavy on stone and brick construction. It's a very quaint
and attractive town.
You know, Sir, we probably could have
found the town without his help.
I found some people in the gardeNEVIN:
Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c.
I'm Kendrick, Nevin's father.
I assume you don't get many visitors
in these parts.
We thought we were the only survivors.
Survivors of what, exactly?
You'd better speak to the Council.
Council Chamber SG-1 are standing in the room which has windows
all around. There are three men and one woman seated at a table
in front of SG-1. Jack is looking around because there are people
crowded up to the windows all around peeking inside.
COUNCIL MAN #1
You say you came from outside the dome...
But the atmosphere is toxic. Anyone who stepped outside would
die almost instantly.
We wore protective suits.
But where do you come from...originally?
From a planet called Earth. It's about
6000 light years from here.
COUNCIL MAN #3
You came in a spaceship?
Uh, no, we came through the Stargate.
It's that-that big circular object...uh,
symbols carved on it. It's right outside
the dome. (The council members stare
blankly back at him.) There must be
some sort of historical reference to...
COUNCIL MAN #4
One moment, please... (He reaches his
fingers up to touch the device on his
temple. All the citizens stop, as though
in suspended animation. Then seconds
later, he resumes talking.) The Gate
of Magh Mar. Discovered 563 years ago.
COUNCIL MAN #3
Believed to have been of ritual significance
in the worship of the goddess Morrigan.
Taken from the ruins of Danaan and put
on display in the national museum of
So, you do know about the 'gate.
We do now.
COUNCIL MAN #4
We've accessed the relevant information
through the link. It's a direct neural
interface with a databank. (He removes
the device from his temple and holds
it in his hand for SG-1 to see.)
The link contains the sum total of our
knowledge and wisdom. All our history,
our culture, our science...everything.
And you can simply call up this information
whenever you need it?
Alien Planet Jack and Teal'c are back in the garden. They are
walking to the MALP.
You really think this is gonna work?
The signal was lost only when the transmitter
crossed the barrier. We need only maneuver
the MALP into the correct position.
Jack holds Teal'c's staff weapon as Teal'c uses a remote control
to move the MALP back through the barrier far enough that the
transmitter is on the outside of the dome. He looks at Jack,
signaling that they are ready to receive a transmission from
Nice. (He gives Teal'c back his staff
Meanwhile back in the SGC control room, the alarms are going
off because the 'gate is going to be active again. Sgt. Davis
and General Hammond walk toward the computer console from separate
We have a scheduled radio contact with
Dial the 'gate.
Back on the planet, Jack is swinging his arms as he awaits the
(over the MALP radio) SG-1, this is
General Hammond. Come in.
Jack leans his face into the camera, filling the computer screen
with his face.
Yes, Sir. We read ya, loud and clear.
(He whips his sunglasses off. He has
a distinct drawl in his voice.) Loud
Colonel O'Neill, report.
Well, it turns out this planet's not
so dead after all, Sir.
I take it the dome's inhabited.
Yes, Sir. So far, the natives are very
friendly, if...a bit odd, if you know
what I mean.
Are they willing to share information?
They're gonna show Carter all the technical
stuff tomorrow. In the meantime, they've
offered to put us up for the night.
All right, next contact in 24 hours.
Yes, Sir. (He salutes.)
Alien Planet - Night Jack, Teal'c and Nevin are seated at a dining
table and Kendrick is putting bowls on the table.
Thank you. Teal'c nods at Kendrick and
then Kendrick goes into another room
(the kitchen?) Jack looks at his bowl,
then looks at Teal'c's as Teal'c watches.
A few seconds later, Jack signals Teal'c
to trade bowls with him. Nevin just
stares at Jack as he prepares to eat
the meal Kendrick has prepared. Then
Jack notices him staring, so he stares
back. Then Teal'c notices Jack staring.
(to Nevin) What?
How many planets have you been to?
I don't know...lots.
More than 10?
More than 20?
More than 30?
More than 40?
More than 50?
(peeking into the room) Nevin...let
the poor man eat.
It's more than 50, isn't it?
(to Teal'c) Think it's too late to pitch
Meanwhile, Sam and Daniel are seated in another home at another
Are you sure you've had enough to eat?
Yes, it was, uh, it was delicious.
You obviously don't have any trouble
growing enough food.
Everything in the dome is completely
What about power?
We draw energy from geo-thermal vents
located beneath the town. Tomorrow I
can show you the-the generators.
Pallan's one of the technicians who
maintains the system.
Well, you're obviously very advanced,
but you're level of architecture seems
to...be out of step with your level
Technology's what destroyed our world.
The dome was created because industrial
growth poisoned the air and the water.
Our people were dying from disease and
starvation so...the survivors made a
deliberate choice to simplify their
We have our own environmental problems.
Perhaps if we learned about your history,
it might help us avoid a similar fate.
Well, the easiest way for you to learn
about our history is through the link.
Daniel and Sam look at each other. Then Daniel turns back to
Is that possible?
Of course. (She takes her temple device
off and hands it to Daniel.) Thousands
of historical books are on file.
Daniel looks the device over.
Uh...maybe that isn't such a good idea.
(Pallan and Evalla look at her, puzzled.)
We have no way of knowing if our brain
physiology if compatible with the technology.
(handing the device back to Evalla)
Elsewhere in the town, the Council Woman is sleeping in her bed.
Suddenly, she wakes up and we see that the device is still on
her temple. She gets out of bed, picks up a suitcase, puts it
on the bed and kneels down as she opens it. Then she looks up.
Next we see her exiting her home, carrying the suitcase. She
walks down and ally and through the barrier.
Alien Planet - Day Two Jack wakes to see his hazmat helmet staring
him in the face.
I'm not Nevin. I'm Colonel O'Neill from
All right, Colonel O'Neill... (he sits
up and flicks the face plate on the
mask) ...will you please take off my
Nevin complies and then his dad comes into the room. We also
see that Teal'c is sitting in a chair in the same room.
Nevin, it's time for school. Go into
your room and access your lessons.
(still clutching the hood) When I grow
up, can I be an explorer?
We'll talk about it later.
Elsewhere in the town, Sam and Pallan are walking.
So none of you has ever been outside
Not in over 400 years. We monitor the
levels of toxicity, but we've never
actually seen it. What's it like?
It's not very pretty.
I've seen images on the link of a great
city with tall building made of glass
I'm afraid there's not much left but
I suppose... (he bends down and picks
up a rock) ...that's why they created
He throws the rock down a short arched tunnel. More of the town
can be seen through the tunnel, but the rock passes through the
barrier and it becomes obvious the barrier is closer than Sam
So we're not constantly reminded of
It's a pretty convincing illusion. I'd
love to see how it's made.
Well, the control room's underground,
but the entrance is this way. (He points
in the direction opposite of they way
he threw the stone.)
Later, Sam and Pallan descend a staircase into the control room.
The technology in this room is a bit more advanced than the stuff
we see on the Prometheus, but not as advances as the stuff we
see on an Asgard ship.
As you can see, Major, we haven't abandoned
technology all together.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Evalla are walking.
If using the link is out of the question,
then this is your only option.
She opens the door to a room that is filled with books. There
are books on shelves and books stacked on every available horizontal
surface. It appears as though no one has disturbed a one of them
in a very long time.
Mmm...we don't have much need for books
anymore. (She picks one up) These are
all that's left from the old world.
It's interesting, uhm...the writing's
similar to a language we've encountered
Can you translate it?
With your help?
Let's get started.
Back in the control room, Pallan is showing Sam around.
Atmospheric analysis, dome integrity...
(he uses his hand to point to different
computer displays) ...power utilization.
If you don't mind, I just have to check
the coolant pressure. Please...
He gestures, inviting Sam to further examine the displays he
has just shown her. He walks to another console. As she is looking
at the three displays, suddenly all three go black and then white
writing appears on the screen (like machine code). The same code
is on all three monitors.
Pallan... She turns to look at him,
he doesn't respond.
This looks like some kind of religious
She is sitting in a chair, motionless, staring off into space.
Daniel puts a hand on her shoulder.
Back in the control room, Sam has not gotten a response from
Pallan, who is still standing still with his back toward Sam.
She turns her attention back to the displays. Suddenly, they
all return to normal.
In the book room, Evalla is back to normal too. She looks at
Daniel's hand and then up at Daniel.
Of course...let me see.
Daniel hands her the book he is holding.
In the control room, Pallan finishes checking his readings and
walks back to Sam.
Did you see that?
The screens changed. Th-they were filled
with some sort of streaming code.
That's impossible. They always display
the status of these specific systems.
Uh...I know what I saw, Pallan.
I'm afraid you must be mistaken. He
walks back to the other console.
Later Sam and Daniel are walking in the garden area. They meet
Jack and Teal'c.
So, what do we know?
Well, their technology's incredible.
At least what's left of it. Right now,
Pallan and I are trying to rig up a
computer interface so I can download
some of the specs.
They notice people walking very near by. This prompts O'Neill
to walk away from them. The rest of SG-1 follows. Once again,
Sam and Jack are walking and Teal'c and Daniel are walking behind
Do they wish anything in return?
Apparently not. They seem quite happy
with their situation as it is.
Now, see, that makes no sense to me.
These people live in a bubble.
Well, they have managed to survive for
over 400 years.
Sometimes there is more to life than
We could offer them relocation.
Yeah, I s'pose.
Alien Planet - Council Chambers Today there are only the three
male Council members present.
COUNCIL MAN #1
Are you suggesting we leave the dome?
We're just saying it's possible.
There are many suitable worlds where
your people could live.
COUNCIL MAN #3
But we have everything we need right
Except room to grow.
We're talking about fresh water, fresh
air, mountains, trees...
COUNCIL MAN #1
We can experience all these things through
You gotta be kiddin' me.
COUNCIL MAN #4
It is a very generous offer, Colonel,
but this is our home.
What about the other folks in the town?
Some of them have to think differently.
COUNCIL MAN #4
The Council speaks for the town...and
the Council's decision is unanimous.
Well, what about the other Council member?
The woman that was here?
COUNCIL MAN #4
Uh, there hasn't been a woman on the
Council since the last election...and
that was two years ago.
What're you talkin' about? There was
a woman sittin' there yesterday.
COUNCIL MAN #1
Colonel, I can assure you the Council
has always consisted of three members.
The three Council members look at each
other and then back to SG-1 in unison.
Alien Planet Sam catches up with the rest of SG-1 in the town
I spoke to Pallan. He claims to have
no memory of there ever being a fourth
She was just there yesterday.
Maybe the link has something to do with
this? If it can be used to download
information directly into a people's
brains, maybe it can also be used to
alter their perceptions or memories.
Perhaps the Councilwoman opposed the
others and they felt it necessary to
be rid of her.
So they erased her from existence? That
seems a little harsh, don't you think?
Well, the bottom line is we can't trust
Well, Sir, I'd still like to finish
my research on the dome technology.
Yeah, maybe there's something in the
archive that can shed some light on
The behavior of the townspeople does
seem odd, but they don't appear to be
an immediate threat.
All right...see what you can find out.
Later in the book room, Evalla comes in while Daniel is still
How's it coming?
Well...I still can't find any historical
reference to the time period when the
dome was first created.
By that time our people had begun using
the link. It's possible not much written
material survives from that era.
Let me ask you something, uhm...if you
had the chance to-to leave the dome
and, uh...and go live on another planet,
would you take it?
Pallan told me about the conversation
you had with the Council.
We have everything we need right here.
That's what they said.
We hope that some day, the poison in
the outside atmosphere will dissipate
and we'll be able to reclaim the planet.
But not in your lifetime.
What about...children? I mean, don't
you and Pallan want to have a family?
But there must be some sort of population
Each couple's allowed a maximum of two
And you're okay with that?
Limited resources dictate that we maintain
the population at a certain level.
How many people are we talking about
At this precise moment? One thousand,
three hundred and seventy-three.
And what would happen if someone...you
know, decided to break the rules and
have more than two children?
I don't know. No one ever has.
In the control room, Sam has her laptop hooked up to a panel.
Pallan is working on the opposite side of the panel.
Try the interface now...
We got it.
Pallen walks around and sits down next to Sam.
You believe this technology will be
useful on your world?
Why don't you and your wife come back
with us and see for yourselves?
Just for a visit.
Do you have oceans?
Oceans, deserts, rainforests...it would
take a lifetime to see it all.
It sounds wonderful.
Wait a minute... (pointing to her laptop)
You said these were the power utilization
What's a normal variation?
Between .01 and .07 percent.
Well, then we've got a problem. These
levels are least 2% lower than when
we came down here.
No, that can't be. (He gets up and goes
to his own power utilization display.)
No, you're mistaken. These figures are
within normal range.
Do you have the readings from this morning?
Of course. (He brings up the readings.)
You see? No variation.
This is wrong.
These measurements are foreign to you.
Well, it doesn't mean I can't recognize
a relative drop.
Major, I can access 400 years of recorded
power utilization figures on the link.
There's never been or than a 0.1% variation.
Hypothetically speaking, if there was...would
it threaten the integrity of the force
I suppose it might. But it's never come
In the garden, Jack and Teal'c are making their way to the MALP
for another transmission to the SGC. Kendrick comes running up
Colonel O'Neill! Colonel, is it true,
what they're saying? You've offered
to take us through the Gate to another
Yeah, that's right.
Then Nevin and I will come with you.
I see the way he is with you and I realize
that Nevin deserves the chance for much
more than this world can ever offer.
Are you certain? This is not a decision
to be taken lightly.
I want my son to grow up in a world
where the sky and the clouds aren't
part of an illusion created by a computer.
Well, that's good enough for me.
Later, in the control room, Sam is still working with the new
(into her radio) Colonel, come in.
(over the radio) Go ahead.
Sir, I've been running some calculations
here and I've discovered something.
We see Jack and Teal'c walking toward where the MALP was parked.
The MALP is no longer parked where they left it.
(over the radio) Sir, are you reading
(into his radio) Carter, the MALP's
The MALP...is no longer parked where
we parked it.
It would appear someone does not wish
us to communicate with Stargate Command.
Well, that's not our only problem. The
dome is losing power. I notice a discrepancy
with the output levels, but I wasn't
sure because the computer record showed
no change. So, I converted the units
and compared the current levels with
the readings I took yesterday when we
first came through.
In the last 24 hours, there's been almost
a 4% drop. Sir, if this continues, the
dome will fail.
How much time?
It's hard to say. But when it does,
everyone here will die.
Alien Planet - Day Two Continued Sam is still in the control
room. Suddenly, the computer monitors do the same thing they
did earlier. They go black and then the same streaming code appears
on all the screens at the same time. In the book room, Evalla
gets a strange look on her face. She turns and walks outside.
Daniel is startled from the book he's concentrating on as he
hears the door open.
She does not respond, but continues on her way.
In the control room, Sam notices the screen and goes to her laptop
to check the power utilization readout.
(into her radio) Sir, the computer's
giving me new information. The power
level is definitely dropping.
(over the radio) Major Carter, should
we not warn the townspeople?
I'm not sure we're going to be able
to convince them. The only evidence
we have are the computer readings and...for
some reason, Pallan couldn't see that
they were changing.
Maybe he's in on it.
I don't think so. I think his memories
are being altered and it's possible
that the same hold true for everyone
in this town.
Meanwhile in the town square, Daniel had gone after Evalla.
Evalla! (He picks up the pace to try
an catch her.) Evalla!
She continues as though she hasn't heard him. She goes down narrowed
passage and then takes a left. Daniel continues to follow. Up
ahead, he sees her turn right and then she is obscured from his
view. When he rounds the corner he sees a covered entrance to
a building. There is a door on the left at the end of the entrance.
Straight ahead is a arched area which echoes the arch he has
just passed through, but it has been walled off with bricks and
to the left is a set of window, both closed. There is no sign
of Evalla. He continues to the door and tries to open it. It
will not open. He then walks to the bricked in wall and discovers
that it is the barrier. He turns and frowns.
Scene changes to Pallan's house (I think). The interior is pretty
dark and backlit by open windows. Jack, Sam, Teal'c and Daniel
And I called out to her and she just
ignored me. It was like she was in some
sort of trance or something.
Perhaps she was under the influence
of the link.
There's no telling what level of manipulation
Yeah, that's one way of putting it.
We have to help these people. I mean,
they're-they're being held against their
will, they don't even know it.
Well, as long as they've got those...things
on their faces, they're not gonna be
convinced of anything.
Is it possible to disable the link?
It's part of the same computer system
that controls the dome. If we tamper
with it, we risk bringing the whole
force field down. On the other hand,
if I could use the computer to access
the link, maybe I could reprogram the
information that's being sent out.
You mean do a little brainwashing of
The only problem is, I don't think I
could do it without Pallan's help.
If I can find historical evidence in
the library that directly contradicts
information available on the link, that
might prove to at least some of these
people that they're being lied to.
Like records of the Council meetings.
They would show that there used to be
more than three members.
Daniel looks at Jack. Jack seems to realize that they're finished
(almost like he just woke out of his own trance).
All right, you two do what you do...
(He looks at his watch.) Teal'c you
and I are late for a radio contact.
Teal'c picks up his staff weapon and follows Jack out. Jack and
Teal'c walk down one of the passages in the town. The pass by
an intersecting passage and Nevin comes running down that passage.
Colonel O'Neill! Where are you going?
We're going back to the house. We need
those special outfits we had.
(pointing to his right) The house is
You are mistaken. (Teal'c turns his
head toward the direction they had been
heading - directly in front of Nevin)
It is in that direction.
There's nothing over there. That's the
edge of the dome. (Jack and Teal'c look
at each other) Come on, I'll show you.
They follow Nevin. Next we see Nevin open a door and lead the
pair in. He goes over to a trunk in the room.
Here it is. See? Right where you left
Nevin brings the suit to Jack. Jack and Teal'c look a bit perplexed.
Teal'c walks to the door at the front and looks out. The house
does not appear as it did before. Jack takes off his cap and
scratches his head.
(to Teal'c) Hey...is this where we slept
It is not.
Jack looks back at Nevin.
What's goin' on here?
Just then, Kendrick arrives through the door they entered earlier.
Colonel...are you going back to Earth
No. We were just gonna send a message.
Don't worry, we're not leavin' without
Anyone who wants to leave is welcome
to come with us.
'Why would I leave?
You have expressed a desire to live
in a world where the sky was not artificial.
You must have me mistaken for someone
Teal'c and Jack look at each other.
Nevin...you wanted to be an explorer,
(who is now standing right in front
of his dad) I'm going to be a gardener,
like my father.
You are under the influence of the link.
What are you talking about?
Those things on your head...you gotta
Yes...they're messin' with your mind
somehow. You've gotta...get rid of them.
The link gives us everything we need.
Look, just...take it off for a minute.
Just flick it off.
I can't. To be disconnected from the
link would cause instant death.
Now, see, that's something you've never
Colonel, I think you should leave now.
Town Exterior Sam is walking around.
(over the radio) Carter, what's your
(into her radio) I'm on my way to the
control room now.
Well, watch yourself. They got to Kendrick.
She looks around her and picks up the pace. Next we see her in
walking down the stairs to the control room. Pallan is there.
Major, I've almost finished downloading
the generator design.
Pallan, we need to talk.
Do you remember earlier today, I told
you I noticed a drop in the power levels?
I remember you being mistaken.
What about now? Do you notice any change?
(he looks back at the monitor) Power
levels are constant.
No, they're not. It's just that every
time these screens are updated, the
information on the link is updated as
well. It alters your memory so you don't
see what's happening.
Major, this is absurd.
Pallan...the dome is failing.
I told you you're mistaken.
No. I am not mistaken. Now, if you don't
help me warn the others, then you and
Evalla and everyone in this city will
Evalla, your wife.
Major...I don't know what's come over
you but...I've never been married.
Alien Planet - Book Room Daniel is looking through documents.
He picks up a rather large set and starts looking through it.
It appears he has found something he can use and he leaves. Back
in the control room, Sam and Pallan are still at it.
I need you to disconnect yourself from
I know that you believe that removing
that node from your forehead will kill
I've known that since childhood.
But last night, Evalla removed hers
and nothing happened.
(getting more irritated) Who is this
(equally as frustrated) I told you.
She's your wife.
Your memories of her have been altered
in the same way that you've been kept
from realizing that the dome is deteriorating.
(keeps on talking) At first, I thought
it was somebody on the Council who was
responsible, but the changes are happening
too quickly. I think it's automatic.
The computer makes changes and then
updates the memories of everyone in
this town so no one's the wiser. Pallan...you
have to disconnect.
That would be suicide.
No. That's just a lie that's been planted
by the computer. We need to reprogram
the link to convince the others of what's
happening, but I can't do it without
Sam! (Daniel comes down the stairs into
the control room.) Got it.
What is that?
They're legal documents. All I can say
is thank God for lawyers. When everyone
else was converting to the link, they
were still using good, old-fashioned
paper. (He pulls out a few documents.)
See, when the dome was first created,
everyone signed a contract establishing
communal land ownership rights. (He
puts a piece of paper in front of Pallan.)
Look at the number.
No, that can't be.
There were originally over a hundred
thousand people living here.
That's impossible. The dome isn't big
enough to sustain that many.
Not any more.
Oh, my God. All this time, I thought
the power loss would cause the dome
to fail. But the computer found a way
to compensate...the dome is shrinking.
See...that's what happened to the MALP.
It didn't go anywhere. It's right where
we left it, except for now it's on the
Now, wait a minute...if there were over
100,000 people living here...where did
they all go?
Daniel gives him a look. He then turns to look at Sam who raises
her brows like she just got it.
Outside the Dome Teal'c and Jack are back in hazmats, walking
through the fog.
Jack joins Teal'c and kneels down to look at the bones Teal'c
has pointed out. They are human remains. Teal'c has moved on.
There are other remains here but the
bones have been eaten away by the corrosive
Jack notices something and picks it up. It is one of the temple
Back in the control room, Sam is still trying to get Pallan to
I understand why you're reluctant to
believe us, Pallan. You've got things
in your head that must seem like memories
of a lifetime, but they're not. Just
yesterday, you'd never even heard of
the idea that disconnecting from the
link could be fatal.
Look at these documents. They're over
400 years old, they're written in your
language. How could we fake this? Why
would be fake this? The only reason
they still exist is because the computer
did not foresee outside interference.
To anyone on the link, they're completely
The computer is programmed to maintain
the community. Individuals had to be
sacrificed for the good of the whole.
Only each time someone disappeared,
no one noticed because all memory of
them was erased. Please...
It's all right... (she reaches out to
take the device.)
No...I... (he raises his hand up, but
doesn't stop her)
She removes the link and he's stunned that he's still alive.
You see? (He smiles slightly.) Now,
we need your help.
(over the radio) Carter, what's your
Pallan's trying to access the link right
now. If he can get in, we might be able
to reprogram it.
Understood. We're comin' to you.
We see that Jack and Teal'c are no longer wearing the hazmats.
They are walking in the garden area.
Pallan comes around to the console Sam is sitting at and presses
keys. The screens go black and the streaming code appears again.
What did I do?
It's another update.
Out in the town square, we see the citizens stop moving and stare
off into space again. Then we see Kendrick and Nevin in their
house doing the same. Seconds later, they continue on.
Nevin, I want you to stay here.
Father? Is Colonel O'Neill sick?
He is, but we're going to make him better.
Out in the town square, Jack and Teal'c have arrived and everything
is very deserted and quiet. Back in the control room, Pallan
has stopped typing and has pulled back.
What is it?
These systems are so complicated. Without
access to the link, I'm not sure I know
what I'm doing.
Pallan, you've been doing this you're
whole life. You're just gonna have to
try to remember the old-fashioned way.
He moves to another console and closes a hatch on the way there.
He sits down and begins typing again. Meanwhile Jack and Teal'c
are exploring the town, weapons ready. They turn a corner and
see a lot of citizens coming toward them. They turn back.
Maybe not that way.
The turn another corner and see more people coming. Kendrick
is leading this group. They decide to continue straight rather
Let's keep moving. (Then into his radio)
Uh, Carter, we may have a little problem
They're being controlled by the computer,
Teal'c and Jack pick up the pace, but they are still being pursued
by the two groups of people. They turn another corner and see
their advance blocked by another group. Jack points down the
same entrance Evalla had gone into when she disappeared through
the barrier. Jack raises his weapon as Teal'c explores the entrance.
He taps the same wall Daniel had and discovers the barrier.
(quietly to Teal'c) Heeyy...come here.
He aims his weapon at Kendrick. Teal'c rejoins him at the mouth
of the entrance, pointing his weapon in the opposite direction
Everything's going to be all right,
Colonel. (he extends his hand and reveals
two devices) These are for you.
I don't think so.
You've been disconnected from the link.
You're not well. Let us help you.
(into his radio) Carter...now would
be a good time.
Back in the control room, Pallan is typing away and then stops.
I'm in. Now, what do I tell them?
There's no time to explain everything.
Try to erase all memory of us completely.
Pallan nods and starts typing.
In the town, many people are moving closer and closer to Teal'c
and Jack. Jack is still staring down the site of his P-90, which
is aimed at Kendrick.
Don't make me shoot you.
You're not yourself, Colonel. Without
the link, your mind is playing tricks
In the control room, Pallan moves to another console and types
on it. He steps back and watches and the screens go black and
the streaming code appears again.
In the town, the people stop and stare again. Seconds later,
they wake up.
(to Jack) Who are you?
In the control room, Pallan is stunned.
I did it. He takes a deep breath and
Sam smiles up at him.
Later... We see people dressed in hazmats walking in the garden
area. They are meeting SG personnel at the barrier. The SG people
are not in hazmat gear. Sam and Pallan (also not in hazmat suits)
are following a group of people.
We ran some tests on the geo-thermal
vents that supply the town's power.
Looks like they started cool about 200
years ago. The dome started shrinking
some time after that. We should have
the whole town relocated in a couple
I think I'm going to miss this garden.
How much longer will the force field
It's difficult to say. I mean even with
less and less surface area to maintain,
the power would have failed eventually.
And in the meantime, more of us would
You still don't remember her, do you?
No. You know, in a way, I envy the others.
They all, they all must have lost somebody,
but I'm the only one who knows for sure.
And how do you mourn someone when you
can't even picture her face?
I'm sorry, Pallan. I wish I could help.
Maybe you can. (he laughs)
Tell me about her.