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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 607

                                     "SHADOW PLAY"

                                           By

                             Paul Mullie & Joseph Mallozzi




               'GATEROOM

               The alarm klaxon is heard and Carter and Hammond are descending 
               the stairway to the control room as the gate is activated. Sam 
               takes a seat at a terminal next to Sgt. Davis.
 
               
                                     SGT. DAVIS
                         "We're receiving a transmission sir. 
                         Audio only."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Let's here it."

               Garbled sound can be heard over the speakers.

               
                                     SAM
                         "I'll see if I can clean it up."

               
                                     VOICE OVER SPEAKER
                         "Please respond. Repeat, this is Commander 
                         Hale, chairman of the Kelownan Defense 
                         Council, calling Stargate Command. Please 
                         respond."
 
               Sam and Gen. Hammond look at each other.

               
               
               BRIEFING ROOM

               SG-1 and General Hammond are seated at the conference table.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         "At approximately 0700 this morning, 
                         we received a transmission from P2S-4C3."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "The man identified himself as Commander 
                         Hale, Chairman of the Kelownan Defense 
                         Council."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, he's been promoted. When I left, 
                         he was undersecretary for military appropriations."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, according to their commander, 
                         the Kelownan government wants to reestablish 
                         trade relations with Earth."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "I hope you diplomatically told him 
                         where to shove it."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "It's not that simple, Colonel."

               
                                     JACK
                         "They tried to frame Daniel."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "I don't think it's fair to judge the 
                         entire population by the actions of 
                         a few scientists."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "The Kelownans are technologically inferior 
                         to Earth. They have little to offer."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Except Naquadria."

               
                                     JACK
                         "Which...doesn't work."

               
                                     SAM
                         "The hyperspace drive on the X-302 didn't 
                         work. That doesn't mean we should give 
                         up. Naquadria is still our best bet 
                         for creating shields and weapons capable 
                         of repelling the Goa'uld. We need this."
 
                         
               
               
               SGC - JONAS' LAB

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "The Kelownan delegation will arrive 
                         soon."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yeah."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Is there a problem, Jonas Quinn?"
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "I've just been, uh...so caught up in 
                         being a member of SG-1, I kinda forgot 
                         how this whole thing started."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "We have taken similar paths. I, too, 
                         was forced to betray all of that in 
                         which I had placed my faith."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "I don't know if I can do it, Teal'c. 
                         I mean, they think that I'm a...a traitor."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "When I returned to Chulak after leaving 
                         the service of Apophis, I, too, was 
                         considered a traitor, Sholva, to my 
                         friends and family that I had left behind. 
                         In their eyes, I was dead."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "It must have been hard for you to go 
                         back."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "What I did, I did for my people. In 
                         time, they came to understand this."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well...I don't think my people are 
                         ever gonna have a chance to know the 
                         truth."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Then you must draw strength in knowing 
                         that your cause is just...and one day 
                         your people will benefit from the sacrifices 
                         that you have made."
 
               
               
               'GATEROOM

               A delegation of three has just stepped through the 'gate from 
               Kelowna.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Welcome to Earth. I'm General Hammond."
 
                         
               
                                     HALE
                         "I'm Commander Hale. This is Ambassador 
                         Dreylock and Dr. Kieran."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "This is Colonel O'Neill, Major Carter, 
                         Teal'c, and of course you know Jonas 
                         Quinn."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "It's good to see you, Professor."
 
                         
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "General, I believe we have a lot to 
                         discuss."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Right this way."

               
               All but Jack and Jonas leave the 'gateroom and head for the briefing 
               room. Jonas does not move and Jack gives him a look from behind.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         "Friend of yours?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "He was, uh, one of my teachers at University 
                         and then he recruited me into the Naquadria 
                         project. We've been working together 
                         side by side the last six years..."
 
                         
               
               Jack steps around Jonas to head toward the briefing room; Jonas 
               follows.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Please, sit down." (All take a seat.) 
                         "I must admit that we were a little 
                         surprised to hear from you given the 
                         circumstances of our last encounter."
 
                         
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "I'm sure we all regret what happened, 
                         but I don't think anything was said 
                         or done to damage relations between 
                         us irreparably."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "You accused a member of my team of 
                         sabotage to cover up your own incompetence."
 
                         
               
                                     HALE
                         "And you received stolen goods and are 
                         harboring a traitor."
 
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "Perhaps it would be better if we focused 
                         on the matter at hand."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Which is what, exactly?"

               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "For several years, an uneasy peace 
                         has resulted from the rivalry between 
                         the three major powers on our planet 
                         - Kelowna, Tirania and the Andari Federation. 
                         All of that is about to change."
 
               
                                     HALE
                         "According to our foreign intelligence 
                         service, the Tiranians and the Andaris 
                         are about to sign a non-aggression pact. 
                         This would leave us in a very vulnerable 
                         position."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "I'm just curious...what made you think 
                         we would care?"
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "We still have something that you want, 
                         Colonel...Naquadria."
 
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "In fact, thanks to recent discoveries...we 
                         have a considerable surplus."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "We know that you're decades ahead of 
                         us, technologically. In the field of 
                         jet propulsion alone, you could provide 
                         us with a significant strategic advantage."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "You want us to give you military technology."
 
                         
               
                                     HALE
                         "Without it, Kelowna faces annihilation."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "You are assuming they intend to attack."
 
                         
               
                                     HALE
                         "The treaty is an obvious prelude to 
                         war. If we wait for them to make the 
                         first move, we won't stand a chance."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "See, we've been down this road before..."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Uh, on a previous off-world mission, 
                         we encountered a race known as the Eurondans. 
                         They were losing a war and they offered 
                         us technology in exchange for our help. 
                         We then discovered that they were guilty 
                         of attempted genocide."
 
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "I hardly think this situation compares. 
                         All we want is to protect our people."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I understand, but given our past experience, 
                         we are reluctant to interfere in the 
                         affairs of another planet."
 
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "According to Mr. Quinn's original report, 
                         you regularly interfere in the affairs 
                         of a race known as the Goa'uld."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Well, that's...a little different."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "The Goa'uld enslave millions of people 
                         across the galaxy."
 
               
                                     HALE
                         "If you were to provide us with the 
                         means for a quick and decisive victory, 
                         you could potentially save hundreds 
                         of thousands of lives. If not, we would 
                         have no choice but to fall back on our 
                         last resort."
 
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "Dr. Kieran and his team have successfully 
                         tested a Naquadria bomb. It's destructive 
                         power was beyond all expectations. If 
                         you do not help us, we will have no 
                         choice but to use it."
 
               
               
               JONAS' LAB

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Do you believe the Kelownans are truly 
                         facing annihilation?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Just before I left, we did a detailed 
                         projection based on this scenario. We 
                         calculated that the combined enemy forces 
                         would achieve total air superiority 
                         within the first five weeks of the war."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "So if the Kelownans are gonna to use 
                         the bomb, they'll have to do it fast."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "They're probably considering a preemptive 
                         first strike."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Really?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Colonel, I helped research this report. 
                         If they stick with conventional weapons, 
                         we are looking at a complete collapse 
                         of their entire military within six 
                         months."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Can't they negotiate? I mean, what 
                         are they fighting for anyway?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, there's a thousand different 
                         grievances that go back generations. 
                         The last major conflict we had was 20 
                         years ago...nothing was resolved. The 
                         only difference is that in the past 
                         the Tiranians and Andaris hated each 
                         other more than the Kelownans."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Apparently, they got over it."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Oh it's a marriage of convenience. 
                         Sooner or later they'll turn on each 
                         other, but by then it'll be too late 
                         for Kelowna."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Jonas...you're a member of SG-1 now. 
                         Your priorities have changed."
 
               Jonas nods his head.

               
               
               GENERAL HAMMONDS OFFICE

               
                                     JACK
                         "You wanted to see me, sir?"

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "The Joint Chiefs are meeting in an 
                         hour. They're going to want me to give 
                         them a recommendation."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "We can't do it, sir."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "You don't think we should help them 
                         defend themselves?"
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "I have nothing against them defending 
                         themselves but...how do we know they'll 
                         stop there?"
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "You sound like Dr. Jackson..."

               
                                     JACK
                         "We spent some time together..."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "But I have to wonder if this doesn't 
                         have more to do with your own personal 
                         distaste for the Kelownans..."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Possibly, sir..."

               Jack is interrupted by alarms klaxons.

               
                                     VOICE OVER SPEAKER
                         "Unscheduled off-world activation!"
 
                         
               
               
               CONTROL ROOM

               Jack and Hammond arrive and look out at the 'gateroom.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Sgt.?"

               
                                     SGT. DAVIS
                         "We're receiving a signal, sir. It's 
                         the Kelownans."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Open the iris."

               
               Jack and Hammond head down to the 'gateroom as Dr. Keiran steps 
               through the 'gate.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Dr. Kieran..."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I apologize for Ambassador Dreylock 
                         and Commander Hale. They were called 
                         to an emergency cabinet meeting. The 
                         non-aggression pact was signed an hour 
                         ago."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "My superiors will be meeting soon to 
                         discuss your situation."
 
               
                                     KEIRAN
                         "In the mean time, I'd like to speak 
                         to Jonas Quinn."
 
               
               
               JONAS' LAB

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Jonas..."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Professor...uh, I didn't know that 
                         you were back."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "So this is where you're working now."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yeah...when, uh, when I'm not off world." 
                         (Jonas moves a stack of books and papers 
                         off a chair and gestures toward the 
                         newly emptied chair.) "Please."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Off world...you must have seen some 
                         incredible things."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yeah...you have no idea..."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Well, you were always a dreamer, Jonas...but, 
                         of course, some of us had to stay behind 
                         to deal with reality."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, I had to leave. I mean, these 
                         people have a much better chance of 
                         doing something useful with the Naquadria 
                         than we ever had."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "What good is that to Kelowna?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, if they can master shield technology, 
                         they'll share that with us."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "They won't even share their most basic 
                         military hardware."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "That's because you come to them as 
                         a representative of only one nation. 
                         What the people on our planet need to 
                         do is to get over their differences 
                         and to unite."
 
               
               Kieran gets up and quickly closes the door to the lab. He walks 
               back to face Jonas.
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Do you really believe that?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Of course."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Then come with me now...and we could 
                         make it happen."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "What are you talking about?"

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I couldn't say anything before because 
                         the other two are not part of the organization...the 
                         resistance. I'm a member of an underground 
                         network, Jonas. We've infiltrated every 
                         level of government, the civil service, 
                         even the military. We intend to stop 
                         our leaders before they take us to the 
                         brink of destruction."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "You're talking about a coup."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "When the time is right...but we need 
                         your help."
 
               
               
               

               
               
               JONAS' LAB

               
                                     JONAS
                         "This is insane. I mean your telling 
                         me that you're part of a secret organization 
                         that is going to seize power from the 
                         government."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "That's right."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "You're going to get yourself killed."
 
                         
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "On the contrary...this is our best 
                         chance for survival. There's wide-spread 
                         discontent with the government's hard-line 
                         war policy. That's true in Tirania and 
                         with the Andari Federation as well. 
                         The people of all three countries are 
                         sick of this never-ending conflict, 
                         but their leaders have stopped listening 
                         to them."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "You really think you can succeed?"
 
                         
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I was at the first test of the Naquadria 
                         bomb. I saw the destruction. I've been 
                         having nightmares about it ever since. 
                         We have to succeed."
 
               
               
               BRIEFING ROOM

               SG-1 and General Hammond are around the conference table again.
 
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "When are they going to move against 
                         the government?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "I don't know, but if they intend to 
                         prevent a war, they're gonna have to 
                         do something fast."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "That will not prevent their enemies 
                         from attacking."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "According to Dr. Kieran, there's popular 
                         support for a negotiated settlement 
                         in all three countries. Now they believe 
                         that if the resistance can seize power 
                         in Kelowna this will compel the other 
                         governments to come back to the table 
                         or risk similar uprisings. At the very 
                         least, they'll be too busy dealing with 
                         internal discontent to launch an attack."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "If they can pull it off, we might have 
                         a more viable trading partner."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "We need a lot more intel before we 
                         proceed with anything."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "The Pentagon has authorized SG-1 to 
                         return to the planet and offer the Kelownan 
                         government non-military technology in 
                         exchange for Naquadria."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "They'll never go for it."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Maybe not, but we have to explore every 
                         avenue. In the meantime I want you to 
                         make contact with the resistance and 
                         determine their strength, their numbers 
                         and their chance for success."
 
               
               
               'GATEROOM

               Dr. Kieran is waiting in the room as Jonas, Sam, Teal'c come 
               in.
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Are you ready to go home?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, I'm not expecting a parade."
 
                         
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Not everyone in Kelowna thinks you're 
                         a traitor. After you left, all of us 
                         working on the Naquadria project began 
                         to question what we were doing. You 
                         opened our eyes."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Anyway, it's just temporary. If I stay 
                         a minute after the negotiations are 
                         finished, I'll be arrested for treason."
 
                         
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "That will all change after the resistance 
                         takes power."
 
               
               Jack enters the room at that moment.

               
                                     JACK
                         "All right. Let's move out."

               
               
               KELOWNA

               SG-1 are in a conference room with a large table (not unlike 
               the briefing room - minus the computers). Dreylock, Hale, and 
               another come in to join them.
 
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "Hello again. I apologize for the delay 
                         but...these are difficult times for 
                         us. May I present First Minister Valis? 
                         Colonel O'Neill, Teal'c, Major Carter..."
 
                         
               
                                     VALIS
                         "...and Jonas Quinn. It's good to see 
                         you again, Jonas."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Thank you, sir."

               
                                     VALIS
                         "Shall we?" (All take a seat around 
                         the table.)
 
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "Have you spoken with your superiors?"
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "Why yes we have...they send their best."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "We've been authorized to continue with 
                         the trade negotiations."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "Excellent."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Before we continue...uh, there's something 
                         I'd like to clarify. Back on Earth, 
                         Ambassador Dreylock referred to recent 
                         discoveries leading to a surplus of 
                         Naquadria."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "Yes, our archaeologists have discovered 
                         a series of mine shafts beneath the 
                         original site. We've managed to extract 
                         and process a considerable amount."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "How much?"

               
                                     VALIS
                         "I thought you might be interested in 
                         the figures so I had it converted to 
                         your weight system. I believe it's something 
                         in the area of 300 pounds."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Uh, that's an awful lot of dangerous 
                         material. If you like, I could take 
                         a look at your storage facilities. I 
                         might be able to offer some useful advice."
 
                         
               
                                     HALE
                         "That won't be necessary."

               
                                     VALIS
                         "It's purely a matter of safety. As 
                         Major Carter said the Naquadria is extremely 
                         dangerous and we'd hate for some sort 
                         of accident to happen."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Mmm."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Clearly you have more Naquadria than 
                         you require. What, precisely, are you 
                         asking for in return?"
 
               
                                     HALE
                         "We need to start by addressing a serious 
                         imbalance in air power. Our enemies 
                         have superior numbers in both strategic 
                         bombers and long-range fighter escorts. 
                         Our only hope to counter them is to 
                         get our jet interceptor program off 
                         the ground."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "We've had some technical difficulties 
                         with the program, but we have managed 
                         to successfully test a few designs. 
                         We believe that with the help of Major 
                         Carter and a team of your engineers, 
                         we can have a combat-ready squadron 
                         in less than a month."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Well, that's not exactly what we had 
                         in mind."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "We understand from Jonas that Kelownan 
                         medical science currently has little 
                         or no defense against bacterial infections. 
                         We're offering a series of drugs known 
                         as antibiotics. We estimate they could 
                         save up to 15,000 lives in the first 
                         year alone."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "That's a generous offer, Major, and 
                         under different circumstances, we might 
                         accept. But at the moment, we have more 
                         pressing needs."
 
               
               
               DR. KIERAN'S LAB

               
                                     DR. KIERAN
                         "So, how are the negotiations coming?"
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, after four hours...the only thing 
                         we could agree on was to adjourn for 
                         the day."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "We're clear, sir, no bugs."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I do not believe the Kelownans will 
                         settle for anything less than military 
                         technology."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "They know how much you want the Naquadria 
                         and they think that eventually you're 
                         going to give them what they want."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "In the meantime, we need you to take 
                         us to this...resistance."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Well, it's not that simple. I don't 
                         get in touch with them, they get in 
                         touch with me."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "What exactly do you do for them?"
 
                         
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I keep them apprised of all the top-level 
                         research at the Academy of Science."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "Where do you meet them?"

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "They have a base of operations in an 
                         old warehouse by the freight yards. 
                         It's very heavily guarded."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Take us there."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I can't. I'm not even supposed to go 
                         there myself unless I have a scheduled 
                         drop."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Professor..."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "All right...I'll...I'll talk to them."
 
                         
               
               
               NIGHT - THE KELOWNA RESISTANCE HEADQUARTERS

               Dr. Kieran approaches a man.

               
                                     RESISTANCE LEADER
                         "We weren't expecting you this evening, 
                         Professor."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I'm sorry. I needed to talk to you."
 
                         
               
                                     RESISTANCE LEADER
                         "This isn't a very good time to be taking 
                         risks. We've had reports that some members 
                         of the government are beginning to questions 
                         your loyalty. They've been watching 
                         you.
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I wasn't followed."

               
                                     RESISTANCE LEADER
                         "Is this about the delegation from Earth?"
 
                         
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Uh, yes, they want to meet with you."
 
                         
               
                                     RESISTANCE LEADER
                         "Well, how do you know they won't betray 
                         us to the government in exchange for 
                         Naquadria?"
 
                                     KIERAN
                         "I don't think they would do something 
                         like that."
 
               
                                     RESISTANCE LEADER
                         "You trust them?"

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I trust...Jonas."

               
               
               KELOWNAN CONFERENCE CHAMBER

               Jonas is escorted into the room by guards.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "First Minister..."

               
                                     VALIS
                         "Come in." (He rises and nods to the 
                         woman who is behind Jonas. She closes 
                         the doors so that Jonas and Valis are 
                         the only ones in the room.) " I wanted 
                         a chance to talk to you Jonas...away 
                         from the negotiations." (Gestures toward 
                         the seat beside him.) "Please." (Jonas 
                         walks up and sits in the chair at the 
                         same time that Valis returns to his 
                         chair.) "It's difficult for me, Jonas, 
                         seeing you sitting across the table, 
                         acting as the representative of another 
                         planet."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "It's not easy for me either...but I 
                         made my choices and I'm going to stick 
                         by them."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "I'm sure you thought you were...doing 
                         the right thing."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Oh, I know I did the right thing. Stargate 
                         Command is going to use the Naquadria 
                         to come up with technologies that may 
                         one day save this world from an enemy...you 
                         can't possibly imagine."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "You were one of the most...promising 
                         young men any of us had ever seen. Our 
                         people had such high hopes for you."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "You're not the only one who was disappointed."
 
                         
               
                                     VALIS
                         "I know that you think this is...the 
                         same old bad blood resurfacing again. 
                         Just...just another round of petty violence, 
                         but it's not. This time...this time, 
                         Jonas, we face total defeat."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Then get back to the negotiating table. 
                         Give up some land. You do whatever it 
                         takes..."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "You know how much the Tiranians and 
                         the Andaris hate each other. Do you 
                         really think that they overcame 200 
                         years of prejudice just to get us to 
                         give up a little land? They mean to 
                         destroy us, Jonas. This is merely the 
                         first step in a fight for world domination 
                         and the Naquadria is the only advantage 
                         that we have...and that is where you 
                         come in, my friend."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "I come in?"

               
                                     VALIS
                         "You're a man of unique talents, Jonas...and 
                         despite what you did, I know that it's 
                         not too late for you to serve your country. 
                         I'm offering you a second chance to 
                         do that."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "If you're asking me to gather information 
                         about Earth technology, that's not going 
                         to happen. I will not betray my friends."
 
                         
               
                                     VALIS
                         "On the contrary, I'm asking you to 
                         help a friend. Dr. Kieran hasn't been 
                         the same since you left. Unfortunately, 
                         the strain of completing the Naquadria 
                         project has...has taken its toll. Lately, 
                         his behavior has become increasingly...erratic."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "How do you mean?"

               
                                     VALIS
                         "We're concerned that in his current 
                         state, he may be prone to errors of 
                         judgment. We want someone to...watch 
                         over him."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "You mean spy on him?"

               
                                     VALIS
                         "He trusts you, Jonas, and he's still 
                         very important to us. If you do this, 
                         you will be granted a full pardon. You'll 
                         be reinstated into your position at 
                         the academy. Your life will resume as 
                         though none of this had ever happened. 
                         It's time, Jonas, for you to come home."
 
                         
               
               
               

               
               
               DR. KIERAN'S LAB

               Dr. Kieran is leaning over a table, rubbing his forehead.

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Oh, I'm tired."

               
               Jonas walks in.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "You've been under a lot of strain."
 
                         
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I can't concentrate anymore." (Begins 
                         rubbing both temples with his hands.) 
                         "I've got these headaches and my mind 
                         wanders."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "It'll all be over soon."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Do you think I should take Colonel 
                         O'Neill and the others to meet the resistance?"
 
                         
                                     JONAS
                         "They can help."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I don't know if I trust them."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "You trust me, don't you?"

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Of course."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Don't worry, then." (Kieran looks at 
                         him wearily and nods slightly.) "Everything's 
                         gonna be fine."
 
               
               
               KELOWNAN CONFERENCE CHAMBER - DAYTIME

               Negotiations are underway again.

               
                                     HALE
                         "You have surface to air missiles that 
                         are capable of destroying enemy bombers 
                         before they reach our cities."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Yes...we do, but we can't give 'em 
                         to you."
 
               
                                     HALE
                         "It's purely a defensive technology."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "Yes...and then one day you take down 
                         enemy aircraft defending their cities 
                         and quite suddenly, yes, quite suddenly, 
                         they become not just defensive but O-fensive."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Any superior defensive technology can 
                         ultimately be turned into an offensive 
                         advantage."
 
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "But we are not the aggressors here."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "You said you wanted a quick and decisive 
                         victory. Now we can only assume that 
                         that means you intend to press any advantage 
                         that we give you."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "Yes...as a means of saving lives."
 
                         
               
               They are interrupted by a woman carrying a message.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         "First Minister?"

               
                                     VALIS
                         "Excuse us a moment."

               
               All three Kelownans get up from the table and congregate around 
               the woman in a corner.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "This is proving quite fruitless." (Jonas 
                         shrugs.) "Have you spoken with your 
                         professor?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "No, I haven't seen him today."

               
               Valis turns toward SG-1.

               
                                     VALIS
                         "We've just received intelligence that 
                         the Tiranians are massing their troops 
                         on our northern border."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Have they broken off diplomatic relations?"
 
                         
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "Not yet."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, then, there's still a chance. 
                         Maybe we could talk to them."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "You?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Well...Stargate Command has teams of 
                         skilled diplomats. It might help to 
                         have an objective third party at the 
                         table."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "No. I'm afraid that's impossible."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Why?"

               
                                     HALE
                         "That would require us to reveal the 
                         existence of the Stargate."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Maybe that's not such a bad idea. Once 
                         they realize the kind of advancements 
                         they can acquire through peaceful negotiations, 
                         they may not be so eager to attack."
 
                         
               
                                     DREYLOCK
                         "You are asking us to reveal something 
                         to our sworn enemies that we have yet 
                         to admit to our own people."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Looks like it's time you did. Think 
                         about it. If everybody knew that this 
                         was just one in thousands of inhabited 
                         planets, don't you think that they would 
                         start focusing on their similarities 
                         instead of their differences?"
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "That's a noble sentiment, Jonas. Of 
                         course, if it were that simple, I'm 
                         sure the existence of the Stargate would 
                         be public knowledge on Earth, as well. 
                         Isn't that right, Colonel?"
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Yeah."

               
               
               DR. KIERAN'S LAB

               A knock is heard on the door.

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Who is it?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Professor, it's me."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Jonas?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yeah, Professor, open up." (Kieran 
                         walks up and opens the door. SG-1 enter.) 
                         "Is something wrong?"
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Ahh...it's Tomis. Tomis Leed, he's 
                         another one of the scientists on the 
                         Naquadria project."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yeah. What's wrong with him?"

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "He was transferred over night. They 
                         cleaned out his office and they won't 
                         say where he went."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Was he a member of the resistance?"
 
                         
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I recruited him myself. God, now I'm 
                         gonna get arrested."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "No. We don't know that."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "This is not the first time it's happened. 
                         About a month ago it was Dr. Silas. 
                         They said he was transferred as well 
                         and he hasn't been seen or heard from 
                         since. We were the three original members 
                         of the project. Now, I'm the only one 
                         left."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "All right...we're outta here."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "You're leaving?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "The negotiations are going nowhere, 
                         you're not helping us and quite frankly, 
                         you're...organization is about to be 
                         exposed."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Wait! We're gonna make our move in 
                         two days, but we need your help."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "What are you proposing?"

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "We're in a position to take every major 
                         government building in this city except 
                         one - this one. This is their most heavily 
                         guarded facility."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Because of the Stargate."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "That's right. But you people can come 
                         and go as you please. You could get 
                         a hundred armed men in here before anyone 
                         knew what happened. You could take the 
                         building from the inside and you wouldn't 
                         have to fire a shot!"
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Not a chance."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Think about it. If you want this coup 
                         to succeed, it has to be quick; it has 
                         to be as bloodless as possible. If we 
                         try to take the building ourselves, 
                         we'll get caught in a drawn-out fire-fight 
                         and the whole thing could dissolve into 
                         a civil war."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Not my problem."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "There's something else. Over the past 
                         three months, I've been smuggling small 
                         amounts of Naquadria into the resistance. 
                         We've built up a considerable stockpile. 
                         If you help us, it's yours. At least 
                         talk to them. I'll set up a meeting."
 
                         
               
               
               

               
               
               KELOWNA

               Dr. Kieran is walking in an industrial area when he is grabbed 
               from between buildings by Jonas.
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Jonas...what are you doing here?"
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "You're being followed." (Jonas points 
                         down a narrow alley between buildings.) 
                         "This way."
 
               
               Jonas leads Dr. Kieran until they come to the end of the building. 
               Jonas holds out his arms to keep Dr. Kieran from going around 
               the corner until he checks things out.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "How far is it to resistance headquarters?"
 
                         
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "It's just down that way."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Show me."

               
               
               Jonas and Dr. Kieran start running as a gunshot is heard. Jonas 
               follows Dr. Kieran up a staircase, turning to fire defensive 
               shots at the man following them. The continue to run until they 
               are cornered. The man following them fires more shots and as 
               Dr. Kieran ducks to avoid them, he slips from the platform they 
               are standing on. Kieran is hanging from a bar.
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Jonas!"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Professor!"

               
               Jonas reaches for the Kieran, but Kieran's grip slips and he 
               falls to the pavement below (about twenty feet). As the camera 
               pans back up to the plat form, we see that no one is there.
 
               
               
               
               SGC INFIRMARY

               Dr. Fraiser and General Hammond are looking down on Dr. Kieran, 
               who is in a bed with this head bandaged, from the observation 
               area.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "What's his condition, Doctor?"

               
                                     JANET
                         "Well, sir, he has a severe fracture 
                         to his left tibia, but it's the blunt 
                         trauma to the head that worries me. 
                         We'll keep him under observation for 
                         now."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Any idea how it happened?'

               
                                     JANET
                         "According to the Kelownans, he was 
                         found lying in a deserted street. No 
                         one knows how he got there. Apparently 
                         Jonas was the one who convinced them 
                         he'd have a better chance of recovery 
                         with us."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Keep me posted."

               
                                     JANET
                         "Yes, sir."

               
               
               SGC BRIEFING ROOM

               Hammond and SG-1 are around the table again.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "What, exactly, are the Kelownans saying?"
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "Not much."

               
                                     SAM
                         "They claim to have no knowledge of 
                         how Dr. Kieran was injured."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "And yet, he did have fear he was under 
                         threat from the government."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Yeah, but if they suspected that he 
                         was some kind of rebel spy, they would 
                         never have let us bring him back here."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "His own people may have tried to take 
                         him out if they felt he had been compromised."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "The question is, what do we do now? 
                         Do we go back to the table?"
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Sir..."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "General..."

               
               Jack and Jonas look at each other. Jack gestures for Jonas to 
               continue.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "...with all due respect, if we terminate 
                         negotiations now, we're going to be 
                         backing them into a corner. The way 
                         they see it, they'll have no other choice 
                         but to launch a preemptive first strike 
                         with the Naquadria bomb."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Jonas...we're gonna have to do it sooner 
                         or later. We can't give 'em what they 
                         want."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, what about the resistance? If 
                         we can help the resistance seize power, 
                         we'll still get the Naquadria , plus 
                         we'll be saving millions of lives."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "Even if we wanted to, realistically, 
                         there's no way we could find them."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Actually sir, that's not exactly true."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Major?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, if Dr. Kieran really did smuggle 
                         Naquadria to the resistance headquarters, 
                         I can track it."
 
               
               
               KELOWNA

               
                                     SAM
                         "This is where they found Dr. Kieran." 
                         (She is holding a sensor device of some 
                         sort which is beeping.) "I'm picking 
                         something up. This way."
 
               
               
               SGC INFIRMARY

               Dr. Kieran wakes up to see Jonas sitting next to him.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Professor?"

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Jonas, where am I?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "You're safe."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "We need to get to the resistance, they 
                         need our help." (He tries to sit up.)
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "It's all right, it's all right. Everything's 
                         going as planned. We'll be making contact 
                         soon."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "We have to stop the First Minister 
                         from using the bomb."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "We will. We will."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I never meant for it to turn out this 
                         way, Jonas. We were scientists. We thought 
                         we were pursuing knowledge. We had no 
                         idea what we were creating."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "It's not your fault."

               
               Scene shifts to General Hammond as he approaches Janet, who is 
               sitting at a terminal in the Infirmary.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "You have something, Doctor?"

               
                                     JANET
                         "Yes, sir. These are Dr. Kieran's P.E.T. 
                         scans. It shows no sign of brain damage 
                         from the injury, but there is something 
                         else. These images are consistent with 
                         someone suffering from advanced schizophrenia."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Dr. Kieran's one of Kelowna's leading 
                         scientists. He's the head of their most 
                         top-secret project."
 
               
                                     JANET
                         "I know, I can't explain it. The onset 
                         of this disease is extremely rare over 
                         the age of 35."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "That would mean he's been functioning 
                         for at least 20 years without anyone 
                         noticing his condition."
 
               
                                     JANET
                         "It's almost inconceivable."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "What kind of symptoms are we talking 
                         about here?"
 
               
                                     JANET
                         "Paranoia, delusions...possible even 
                         full-blown hallucinations."
 
               
               Scene shifts back to Dr. Kieran and Jonas.

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I'm glad you weren't there the day 
                         we tested the bomb, Jonas."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "It must have been hard for you."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I'll never forget it. The ground shook, 
                         the air caught fire, the destruction 
                         was unimaginable."
 
               
               The camera pans back to show a monitor of the bay where Dr. Kieran 
               is lying as well as the bay through the observation windows. 
               While we see Jonas sitting next Dr. Kieran in the observation 
               window, there is no sign of Jonas in the monitor.
 
               
               
               KELOWNAN CONFERENCE CHAMBER

               Commander Hale is pointing at a map and talking to First Minister 
               Valis.
 
               
                                     HALE
                         "The Tiranian central forces are located 
                         here. We'll move the third division 
                         and the reserves to this point."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "How long can we resist?"

               
               Jonas walks into the room.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "First Minister? We need to talk."
 
                         
               
               
               SAM, TEAL'C, AND JACK APPROACH THE WAREHOUSE WHERE THE RESISTANCE 
               HAD BEEN EARLIER IN THE SHOW.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "In here."

               
               We now see that it is really an abandoned place that has not 
               been actively visited for a very long time.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Carter, you sure?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Yes, sir. This is the place."

               
               
               

               
               
               THE ABANDONED KELOWNAN WAREHOUSE.

               Sam is using the scanning device, which is beeping faster. Jack 
               and Teal'c are looking around.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Over here, sir." (She lifts the lid 
                         of a crate to reveal several containers 
                         inside.) "Naquadria...a lot of it."
 
                         
               
               
               KELOWNAN CONFERENCE CHAMBER

               Jonas is standing, leaning on the conference table at the opposite 
               end from Hale and Valis.
 
               
                                     HALE
                         "We must defend ourselves."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "You're going to use the Naquadria bomb, 
                         aren't you?"
 
               
                                     HALE
                         "If Earth will not help us, we have 
                         no choice."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "I wish you could see what I've seen. 
                         I have actually been on board a Goa'uld 
                         mothership. I've seen their destructive 
                         power. They can park in orbit and systematically 
                         annihilate every major city on our entire 
                         planet, regardless of who's Kelownan 
                         or Tiranian. To them we're all just 
                         potential slaves."
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "Jonas, the Goa'uld haven't been here 
                         for a thousand years. What makes you 
                         think they would come back now?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "The Naquadria is a derivative of Naquadah, 
                         which is the very basis of their technology. 
                         It's literally in their blood. They 
                         can smell it. If you continue using 
                         it, I guarantee you, eventually, they 
                         will take notice."
 
               
               Jack enters the room.

               
                                     JACK
                         "Jonas...we're leaving."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Just...wait."

               
               Jonas walks back to talk quietly with Jack.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "What happened?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "Carter and Teal'c are back at the SGC 
                         already."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "What about the resistance?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "There is no resistance. It was all 
                         in his head...a fantasy."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "That's impossible."

               
                                     JACK
                         "This is from Fraiser...Dr. Kieran is 
                         schizophrenic. It might be a side effect 
                         of the research they've been doing here."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "The Naquadria..."

               
                                     JACK
                         "It's time to go home." (Jonas motions 
                         for Jack to wait just a moment and turns 
                         to go back to the other end of the table.) 
                         "Jonas..."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "What happened to Dr. Silas and Dr. 
                         Leed?" (Valis and Hale look at each 
                         other.) "They weren't transferred, were 
                         they?"
 
               
                                     VALIS
                         "They were taken to a government mental 
                         facility, Jonas."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "You knew."

               
                                     VALIS
                         "No, we suspected. We had thought that 
                         Dr. Silas was a unique case, but when 
                         Dr. Leed began to exhibit similar behavior, 
                         we became concerned."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "That's why you wanted me to keep an 
                         eye on him."
 
               
                                     HALE
                         "We had to keep it quiet, so as not 
                         to alarm the other scientists. Their 
                         research is too important."
 
               
               
               SGC BRIEFING ROOM

               
                                     JANET
                         "As near as I can tell, it's a unique 
                         form of brain damage resulting from 
                         long-term exposure to Naquadria radiation."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "I went over the specs from the Kelownan 
                         bomb project. It looks like they never 
                         had proper shielding."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Is Jonas at risk?"

               
                                     JANET
                         "No. I've already tested him. He's negative. 
                         My guess is, he didn't have enough exposure."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "The Pentagon is eager to resume our 
                         own research on the Naquadria you found 
                         in the warehouse."
 
               
                                     JANET
                         "That shouldn't be a problem, sir. I 
                         mean we are double-checking, but I think 
                         that our existing safeguards are sufficient."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "I sent a message to the Kelownans detailing 
                         the risk and offering our help to upgrade 
                         their facilities. Unfortunately, I haven't 
                         gotten any response."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "In fact, we've heard nothing from the 
                         Kelownans since Colonel O'Neill and 
                         Jonas returned."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "They may well be at war by now."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "What about Dr. Kieran?"

               
                                     JANET
                         "With proper medication, we can keep 
                         his condition from deteriorating. Unfortunately, 
                         there's no way to reverse the damage 
                         that's already been done."
 
               
               
               SGC INFIRMARY

               Jonas walks and sits next to Dr. Kieran's bed. This time he is 
               really there.
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Jonas..."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Professor..."

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I hear I'm being moved today..."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yeah. We're gonna to take you to a...facility 
                         that's better equipped to deal with 
                         your needs."
 
               
               When the nurse leaves his side, Dr. Kieran leans into speak more 
               quietly to Jonas.
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "I understand everything is in place 
                         for the coup."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Really?"

               
                                     KIERAN
                         "They're keeping me informed."

               
               Dr. Kieran looks up and sees the Resistance Leader standing in 
               the observation area. The Leader nods his head to Kieran. Jonas 
               follows his gaze to look up at the observation area, but sees 
               no one.
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "After they take power, the resistance 
                         is going to dismantle the bomb, and 
                         shut down the Naquadria project forever."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "That's good, Professor. They couldn't 
                         have done it without you."
 
               
                                     KIERAN
                         "Do you really think so?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "I know so. You saved the world."

               
               THE END

               

Shadow Play



Writers :   Paul Mullie  Joseph Mallozzi
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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