Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
We begin with a shot of children playing and running. It looks
like an Indian village with teepees and stuff. People and SG-1
are sitting at a table.
Hundreds of villages like this one have
paused to celebrate the transportation
of our people to this great new land.
We are especially honored (She grabs
Jack's hand) today by the presence of
those (Jack smiles) Responsible for
finding this planet for us. (Sam smiles)
and saving us from certain doom. How
can we ever repay them?
By not boring them with long speeches,
Hedrizar. (Everyone laughs) (Jack smiles
his yummy smile)
I meant what I said. You are all heroes
to my people.
It was our pleasure. (Jack and Sam both
When my grandchild arrives, it will
be the first enkaran to be born in outr
new homeland. We will name the child
after you, Colonel. (Jack stops pouring
his coffee, and looks @ Hedrizar. Sam's
next to him looking at him and smiling,
Danny, and EVEN Teal'C are smiling)
Eliam, It's getting cold.
It seems to be getting colder every
day since your last visit.
Sam goes into technobable about the cold conditions and the naquata
reactor to help with the heating of the village. Hedizar says
some thing about coming back next year and the whole planet will
Help! Help me, please!
Who is it?
It is Caleb. He comes from the west.
It's so big! It destroyed our whole
village! You must all flee!
What are you talking about? Caleb! Catch
It comes this way!
You must see it. (Nice picture of stargate
with mountains behind it.) There.
They see a spaceship with what appears to be fire raining down
What is it?
Shot of fire destroying everything in it's path!
Back to the base. Sam says the ship looks 2 miles wide with the
gasses stretching 20 miles. There's no markings on the ship.
Sam says in 26 hours the ship will reach the village. But It
will take out the stargate first. The breathing conditions required
by the encarans are specific and not found on earth and many
Sam's in her lab looking thru a microscope. Jack and Danny walk
Hey. What da ya got?
The analysis of the atmosphere in the
wake of the ship shows a high incidence
of sulpher dioxide.
I don't think so, Sir. Take a look at
Jack looks in the microscope and sees little fuzzy balls moving
Oh, yeah . . . Little . . . fuzzy orange
They're microbes, Sir.
(Raises eyebrows) Ah!
The Alien ship is depositing them on
the planet's surface. Now, as near I
can tell, they bond with sulpher leached
out of the soil, and when they decay,
they release sulpher dioxide. (Danny
takes off his glasses and looks
thru the microscope)
So, the big mean alien ship is tryin'
to stink up the planet?
It's a little bit more than that, Sir.
The microbes are only deposited after
the native organisms have been destroyed.
I think they're meant to replace them.
Now, if my theory is correct, we could
be looking at the first building blocks
of an alien ecosystem.
It's a teriform?
It's changing the environment to support
an entirely different form of life -
an organic system based on sulpher instead
But, if the ship is allowed to continue
the process, the whole planet will be
All I know for sure is the planet on
the other side of that energy curtain
will not surport life as we know it.
Back on the planet, Teal'C says the enkarens do not wish to leave.
They know that they would not have time to take every enkaren
to earth. Even if they do, the atmosphere on earth would not
be able to surport their life for long periods of time. They
can not leave their people behind. They say that generations
ago, their ansesters were taken away from their home land by
the goa'uld in gient ships to their former world. They have searched
for a new world, and thanks to SG-1 they have found it. They
must stay here and fight for it.
Have you not weapons to aid us?
We're gonna try to communicate with
who ever's on that ship.
Clearly they intend to destroy us.
We don't know that for sure.
I know that if any of our people shall
die, that we shall all die here, together.
Sam's setting up some kind of equipment at the stargate. The
men walk up to her.
Transmitter is now operational, Sir.
Let's hope we get a bite.
Think a well-place stinger would do
Well, we have no way of knowing what
material the ship's made of , Sir.
Or if it possesses shield technology.
Ah, just fantasizing.
Any intelligence capiable of enginnering
something like that should be capiable
Thing is, will they listen?
Or the real question is, will they have
A beam of light comes down and transfers SG-1 up to the ship.
Somebody heard something.
It appears to be a storage facility
of some kind.
I'm going to assume we're on board that
Jack look up. It looks like elevators on a 20 story hotel.
You know it's strange, the aliens went
to so much trouble to change the atmosphere
of the planet, yet in here, it's perfectly
They were expecting us.
Sam's touching the wall.
Carter . . .
She we really be opening drawers and
Danny pressed into the wall, and a drawer opens, scaring him.
Sam points her guns @ it! LOL!
(To Danny) What did I just say?!
Sorry. (He passes his hand over some
writing on another drawer, opening it
as well! )
(Picks up a petri dish) Looks like some
kind of tissue sample.
I'm not sure.
The ship's terraforming the planet,
right? What if these are the lifeforms
it's creating the new environment for?
Recreating an entire civilization.
Millions of samples . . .
So, everyone of these things is uh .
. . what . . . ?
Plant, animal, insects.
It's still just a guess.
A good one! (Sam jumps, and turns, gun
up.) I am Lotan. You need not fear me.
Yeah . . . listen, um . . . what goin'
on around here?
I have been assembled in order to facilitate
communication between this . . . ship
as you call it, and yourselves.
Assembled, you say?
I am a biomechanical representation
of the beings now occupying this planet.
When they were first encountered, several
enkarens were scanned by this ship,
and a randomized, but similar appearance
Wait a minute! That was yesterday! The
ship annalized a new life form and created
a replica in one day?!
Yes. (Looking @ his hands) Facinating
I suppose that explains why you look
like an enkaren.
(Taking a step closer. Sam, who is closest
to him raises her gun) You are not.
Uh . . . No, we're from a planet called
earth.(Pointing to each) This is Major
Samantha Carter, I'm Daniel Jackson,
Jack O'Neill, and this is Teal'C.
Actually, we're friends of the people
your ship seems bent on wiping out.
Yes, that is unfortunate. I was created
to deliver a message to them. However,
by the time I was completed, the enkarens
in the immediate vicinity seemed to
You see, that's called runnin' away.
What one does to avoid being slaughtered.
There are still quite a few enkarens
living on the planet.
Since you are friends of the Enkarens,
would you deliver a message to them?
THAT would depend.
When the transfirmation process was
begin, there were no life forms present.
Well, there are now.
Yes, unfortunally for your friends,
once the process has begun, it must
So, someone went to the trouble of making
you just to tell those people "tough
luck, Get out?"
We wish no harm to come to the enkarens.
However, upon examination of their physiology,
we have determined that they would not
be able to exist in the planet's transformed
So, stop transforming.
Jack, they're just trying to get their
point across in the best way possible.
I know what the point is! He's a PR
guy! I think we should be talking to
Assumption of Higher Archal Command
Structure! Interesting. Follow me. (Sam
looks back at Jack, who after about
10 seconds, gives her the go ahead.)
The ship is fully automated. The beings
that built it are called Gad-Meer. (You
see some sort od alien)
Not exactly ET.
They placed all of their knowledge in
the ship's memory. Science, Mathmatical,
Medical science, arts, philosophy. 10,000
years, this civilization. This is their
legacy. They were a very asvanced race
compared to the enkarens. However, they
were also peaseful. And fell victim
to a surperior military power. So they
built this ship in the hopes that their
world would be born again from the reach
of their enemies.
This is fascinating. I'd like a chance
to study some of them.
I can provide you with translations.
Your language is simple by comparison.
Excuse me. About why we're here . .
The ship has only enough raw material
to transform one planet. Now that it
has began, it must be finished here.
Or the entire Gad-Meer civilization
will be lost forever. The enkarens must
leave, or they will die.
Alright, now see, there we got a problem.
The enkarens can not leave.
Their lives depend on the very rare
and unique conditions unique to this
That is unfortunate.
Please explain the situation to the
SG-1 is transported down. Jack tells the enkarens that it did
not go well.
Back to base. Sam explains to GH that the aliens need the same
conditions as the enkarens to do the transformation. The team
try to figure out what to do, to no avail Danny thinks that Lotan
can be sympathetic to the enkarens. Jack wants to pose a military
strike. GH says he can't. To find another way out of it.
Back to the planet. Jack tell Hedrizar, she can save her people,
She refuses to leave. Eliam asks if they have any way to stop
the ship. Jack turns to Sam.
(His hands are shaking. He looks nervous)
How much Naquadah is in that reactor
we gave em?
What are you doing?
THINKING, Daniel. Don't worry about
it too much.
Thinking of a way to blow up the ship?!
I don't think that's what General Hammond
had in mind!
They're gonna stand there, and die.
It's a no win situation. We're not gonna
sit around, and watch these people get
And, you're willing to blow up that
ship to . . .
Give me another choice!
Well, I don't have one at the moment.
Apparently, time is a factor here. (He
looks at Sam) How do you make a naquatah
(Reluctcly) Well, sir, the reactor was
created spacifacally to prevent that
kind of . . .
Carter . . . .
Theoretically, if I created a feedback
loop, the energy would build up instead
of being released. It would be a big
I think so.
Carter, I'm making a choice to help
these people. But if you don't make
that bomb, I'm out of options.
(Quietly) I know.
So I have to order you to do it.
(She looks at him for a few seconds,
then away) Yes, Sir.
Next shot to the bomb.
How controlled is this gonna be?
The focas of the blast will be aimed
upwards. This ridge should protect the
village, but this is as close as I would
put it. I modified this remote to start
the feedback loop. About a minute after
you press the button, it will overload
About 5-o minutes Sir. We should detinate
before it's directly overhead.
There's one more thing, Sir. Once you
detinate, there's no turning back.
Daniel is going talk to Lotan. He tell Lotan that the enkarens
have no where to go. He tries to get Lotan to consiter the enkaren's
plight. He tries to talk Lotan into meeting the enkarens.
Back to Jack and Sam. They are arriving on the shore. They start
walking back to the village.
Sir, no disrespect intended, but, I'm
having doubt as to whether we're doing
the right thing.
What is that, Carter? The right thing?
These people, they depend on us. What
else are we gonna do?
I don't know!
They stop walking, and turn toward each other.
You wanna talk me out of this?!
They look at each other for a few second, then she holds up the
remote. He grabs the remote , touching her hand.( accidently?)
Stay in contact.
Daniel and Lotan are walking. Lotan looks at trees , kinda freaking
DanielJackson has gone to speak with
Did you try to stop him?
I do not disagree with his intentions.
You do know we're gonna blow up that
I am aware of that, as is DanielJackson.
(Into radio) Daniel . . . Daniel, come
I read ya Jack.
(Normal voice) Tell me, (Screaming)
TELL ME YOU'RE NOT ON THAT SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK, I'm not on the ship.
What are you doing, Daniel?
I'm talking to Lotan.
He's gonna tell him about the bomb?
He said he would not reveal our plan.
(Standing in the stargate) Sir, we only
have 15 minutes.
Daniel, do you KNOW what time it is?!
I am trying to give you another choice.
Hang on, we're on our way back to the
village. Over & Out!
You have disobeyed your superior.
No, not exactly.
You are not fulfilling your function,
See, that's not true. I'm just using
the best way to fulfill my true fuction.
Some times command structures don't
allow you to see all options.
Let's go to the village.
They are transported to the village.
Lotan wanted to meet the enkarens.
10 minutes, Sir.
Hello, DR. Jackson.
Hello, Eliam. This is Lotan.
He looks enkaren, but I have never met
Lotan is a representative of the aliens
who built the ship. He was created in
your image to better communicate the
ships mission and the danger you are
And yet he does not stop it!
Lotan, this is Eliam. This is his wife
Nika and Hedrazar, the leader of the
Hedrazar, being blind, looks at him with her fingers.
Are you now able to see the lives your
ship would extinguish if it continues
on it's current path?
Yes, Lotan is aware of that.
She is without sight. (He puts his fingers
up to her eyes, and she flintches.)
It's something that was happening to
them on the planet when we first met.
They were dying. This is the only planet
we could find where they could survive.
I am aware of their physiological needs.
Yes, of course.
That one is going to give birth.
Yes, to a new enkaren life.
There will be no Enkaren life at all
if your ship does not stop.
All right! I think we're all aware of
I see you brought me here to alisid
sympathy for these people.
Well, actually, they're your people
in a way, Lotan. You were created in
I was not created to prevent their demise,
But, don't you wish you could?
The ship calls me back.
I must go.
Take me with you.
No, Daniel. NO!
5 minutes, Sir.
Lotan just took Daniel up into the ship.
WHAT?! Sir -
He ASKED to go.
What are we gonna do, Sir? The ship's
almost in position.
Back in the ship.
The ship has detected an unusual device.
It appears to be capeable of emiting
great amounts of energy. Is this device
intended to try and stop the ship, as
the enkaren names Eliam suggested?
Look, Lotan, I don't agree with what
they're doing, but I also don't want
to see you wipe out those people.
They will not leave. There is no other
The ship is in position, Sir. If you're
gonna do it, you have to do it now.
DanielJackson has made his choice, O'Neill.
(Thinking about It for a good 20 seconds)
*Somberly * Yeah. (He presses the button
, confliction emotions on his face)
The bomb activates.
The device has entered an active state.
Lotan, if you wanted to, can you stop
As I have said . . .
Yes, I , I, I, know what you said -
it's not about what you want. Just please,
answer the question, Can you STOP this
It would be possible, yes.
OK, then think about this. Think about
the people down there. All the life
that you will be destroying.
I am programmed to serve the life on
You say that they were an advanced civilization,
10,000 years of history.
They had laws, justice?
A respect for life?
Then how can their world be recreated
with an act of mass murder? Wouldn't
that be a betrayel of everything they
stood for? You said you were made to
communicate. You're not here simply
to serve life on this ship, you're here
for the integraty of life on this ship.
There's a big difference. Are you really
fulfilling your true function?
60 seconds to detination. To the side
of her, you can see the ship stopping
The ship has stopped O'Neill.
Daniel must have gotten thru to him.
Daniel, if you can hear me, you've got
30 seconds. 3-0 over?
Um . . . about that device.
It is still active?
Yes. Can you do anything about that?
(Lotan brings the bomb up to the ship)
Do you know how to deactivate it?
Yeah. Lotan, we really don't have time
How much time do we have?
5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 .
. .(The bomb is shot out of the ship
and explodes in the air.)
What? What is going on? (Remember, she's
The ship remains.
A powerful explosive.
We were despirate.
The conflict remains unresolved. I must
eventually resume the transfirmation.
Many millions of planets were scanned
to match the right conditions for the
transfirmation. Only one met the specifications.
Just out of curiosity, were any others
2,634 paremitors had to be met.
But what about for the enkarens?
I do not understand.
Maybe they don't need exactly the same
environment. Do any match the needs
of the enkarens?
Here. This planet would be appropriate
for the enkarens. I regret that I didn't
conciter this possibility.
Well, you would have gotten there eventually.
This planet was rejected by the ship
because 3 of the paremiters were not
met. The core temperature was too warm,
it was too large, and there were intelligent
life forms already present.
Intelligent life forms?
Based on the description, I'd believe
they were enkaren.
Daniel and Lotan tell the enkarens that they found the enkaren
He's telling us this NOW?!
He didn't know. He's only a day and
a half old, give him a break.
They decide to take the space ship to the home world. Lotan will
stay with the enkarens.