Paul Mullie & Joseph Mallozzi
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.
"We're receiving a transmission sir.
"Let's here it."
Garbled sound can be heard over the speakers.
"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
Sam and Gen. Hammond look at each other.
SG-1 and General Hammond are seated at the conference table.
"At approximately 0700 this morning,
we received a transmission from P2S-4C3."
"The man identified himself as Commander
Hale, Chairman of the Kelownan Defense
"Well, he's been promoted. When I left,
he was undersecretary for military appropriations."
"Well, according to their commander,
the Kelownan government wants to reestablish
trade relations with Earth."
"I hope you diplomatically told him
where to shove it."
"It's not that simple, Colonel."
"They tried to frame Daniel."
"I don't think it's fair to judge the
entire population by the actions of
a few scientists."
"The Kelownans are technologically inferior
to Earth. They have little to offer."
"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
"The Kelownan delegation will arrive
"Is there a problem, Jonas Quinn?"
"I've just been, uh...so caught up in
being a member of SG-1, I kinda forgot
how this whole thing started."
"We have taken similar paths. I, too,
was forced to betray all of that in
which I had placed my faith."
"I don't know if I can do it, Teal'c.
I mean, they think that I'm a...a traitor."
"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."
"It must have been hard for you to go
"What I did, I did for my people. In
time, they came to understand this."
"Well...I don't think my people are
ever gonna have a chance to know the
"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."
A delegation of three has just stepped through the 'gate from
"Welcome to Earth. I'm General Hammond."
"I'm Commander Hale. This is Ambassador
Dreylock and Dr. Kieran."
"This is Colonel O'Neill, Major Carter,
Teal'c, and of course you know Jonas
"It's good to see you, Professor."
"General, I believe we have a lot to
"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.
"Friend of yours?"
"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
"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."
"I'm sure we all regret what happened,
but I don't think anything was said
or done to damage relations between
"You accused a member of my team of
sabotage to cover up your own incompetence."
"And you received stolen goods and are
harboring a traitor."
"Perhaps it would be better if we focused
on the matter at hand."
"Which is what, exactly?"
"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."
"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
"I'm just curious...what made you think
we would care?"
"We still have something that you want,
"In fact, thanks to recent discoveries...we
have a considerable surplus."
"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."
"You want us to give you military technology."
"Without it, Kelowna faces annihilation."
"You are assuming they intend to attack."
"The treaty is an obvious prelude to
war. If we wait for them to make the
first move, we won't stand a chance."
"See, we've been down this road before..."
"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."
"I hardly think this situation compares.
All we want is to protect our people."
"I understand, but given our past experience,
we are reluctant to interfere in the
affairs of another planet."
"According to Mr. Quinn's original report,
you regularly interfere in the affairs
of a race known as the Goa'uld."
"Well, that's...a little different."
"The Goa'uld enslave millions of people
across the galaxy."
"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
"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."
"Do you believe the Kelownans are truly
"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."
"So if the Kelownans are gonna to use
the bomb, they'll have to do it fast."
"They're probably considering a preemptive
"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
"Can't they negotiate? I mean, what
are they fighting for anyway?"
"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."
"Apparently, they got over it."
"Oh it's a marriage of convenience.
Sooner or later they'll turn on each
other, but by then it'll be too late
"Jonas...you're a member of SG-1 now.
Your priorities have changed."
Jonas nods his head.
GENERAL HAMMONDS OFFICE
"You wanted to see me, sir?"
"The Joint Chiefs are meeting in an
hour. They're going to want me to give
them a recommendation."
"We can't do it, sir."
"You don't think we should help them
"I have nothing against them defending
themselves but...how do we know they'll
"You sound like Dr. Jackson..."
"We spent some time together..."
"But I have to wonder if this doesn't
have more to do with your own personal
distaste for the Kelownans..."
Jack is interrupted by alarms klaxons.
VOICE OVER SPEAKER
"Unscheduled off-world activation!"
Jack and Hammond arrive and look out at the 'gateroom.
"We're receiving a signal, sir. It's
"Open the iris."
Jack and Hammond head down to the 'gateroom as Dr. Keiran steps
through the 'gate.
"I apologize for Ambassador Dreylock
and Commander Hale. They were called
to an emergency cabinet meeting. The
non-aggression pact was signed an hour
"My superiors will be meeting soon to
discuss your situation."
"In the mean time, I'd like to speak
to Jonas Quinn."
"Professor...uh, I didn't know that
you were back."
"So this is where you're working now."
"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."
"Off world...you must have seen some
"Yeah...you have no idea..."
"Well, you were always a dreamer, Jonas...but,
of course, some of us had to stay behind
to deal with reality."
"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."
"What good is that to Kelowna?"
"Well, if they can master shield technology,
they'll share that with us."
"They won't even share their most basic
"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.
"Do you really believe that?"
"Then come with me now...and we could
make it happen."
"What are you talking about?"
"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."
"You're talking about a coup."
"When the time is right...but we need
"This is insane. I mean your telling
me that you're part of a secret organization
that is going to seize power from the
"You're going to get yourself killed."
"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
"You really think you can succeed?"
"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."
SG-1 and General Hammond are around the conference table again.
"When are they going to move against
"I don't know, but if they intend to
prevent a war, they're gonna have to
do something fast."
"That will not prevent their enemies
"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."
"If they can pull it off, we might have
a more viable trading partner."
"We need a lot more intel before we
proceed with anything."
"The Pentagon has authorized SG-1 to
return to the planet and offer the Kelownan
government non-military technology in
exchange for Naquadria."
"They'll never go for it."
"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."
Dr. Kieran is waiting in the room as Jonas, Sam, Teal'c come
"Are you ready to go home?"
"Well, I'm not expecting a parade."
"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."
"Anyway, it's just temporary. If I stay
a minute after the negotiations are
finished, I'll be arrested for treason."
"That will all change after the resistance
Jack enters the room at that moment.
"All right. Let's move out."
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.
"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..."
"...and Jonas Quinn. It's good to see
you again, Jonas."
"Thank you, sir."
"Shall we?" (All take a seat around
"Have you spoken with your superiors?"
"Why yes we have...they send their best."
"We've been authorized to continue with
the trade negotiations."
"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
"Yes, our archaeologists have discovered
a series of mine shafts beneath the
original site. We've managed to extract
and process a considerable amount."
"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."
"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."
"That won't be necessary."
"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."
"Clearly you have more Naquadria than
you require. What, precisely, are you
asking for in return?"
"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
"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."
"Well, that's not exactly what we had
"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
"That's a generous offer, Major, and
under different circumstances, we might
accept. But at the moment, we have more
DR. KIERAN'S LAB
"So, how are the negotiations coming?"
"Well, after four hours...the only thing
we could agree on was to adjourn for
"We're clear, sir, no bugs."
"I do not believe the Kelownans will
settle for anything less than military
"They know how much you want the Naquadria
and they think that eventually you're
going to give them what they want."
"In the meantime, we need you to take
us to this...resistance."
"Well, it's not that simple. I don't
get in touch with them, they get in
touch with me."
"What exactly do you do for them?"
"I keep them apprised of all the top-level
research at the Academy of Science."
"Where do you meet them?"
"They have a base of operations in an
old warehouse by the freight yards.
It's very heavily guarded."
"Take us there."
"I can't. I'm not even supposed to go
there myself unless I have a scheduled
"All right...I'll...I'll talk to them."
NIGHT - THE KELOWNA RESISTANCE HEADQUARTERS
Dr. Kieran approaches a man.
"We weren't expecting you this evening,
"I'm sorry. I needed to talk to you."
"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
"I wasn't followed."
"Is this about the delegation from Earth?"
"Uh, yes, they want to meet with you."
"Well, how do you know they won't betray
us to the government in exchange for
"I don't think they would do something
"You trust them?"
KELOWNAN CONFERENCE CHAMBER
Jonas is escorted into the room by guards.
"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
"It's not easy for me either...but I
made my choices and I'm going to stick
"I'm sure you thought you were...doing
the right thing."
"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."
"You were one of the most...promising
young men any of us had ever seen. Our
people had such high hopes for you."
"You're not the only one who was disappointed."
"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."
"Then get back to the negotiating table.
Give up some land. You do whatever it
"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."
"I come in?"
"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
"If you're asking me to gather information
about Earth technology, that's not going
to happen. I will not betray my friends."
"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."
"How do you mean?"
"We're concerned that in his current
state, he may be prone to errors of
judgment. We want someone to...watch
"You mean spy on him?"
"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.
"Oh, I'm tired."
Jonas walks in.
"You've been under a lot of strain."
"I can't concentrate anymore." (Begins
rubbing both temples with his hands.)
"I've got these headaches and my mind
"It'll all be over soon."
"Do you think I should take Colonel
O'Neill and the others to meet the resistance?"
"They can help."
"I don't know if I trust them."
"You trust me, don't you?"
"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.
"You have surface to air missiles that
are capable of destroying enemy bombers
before they reach our cities."
"Yes...we do, but we can't give 'em
"It's purely a defensive technology."
"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."
"Any superior defensive technology can
ultimately be turned into an offensive
"But we are not the aggressors here."
"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."
"Yes...as a means of saving lives."
They are interrupted by a woman carrying a message.
"Excuse us a moment."
All three Kelownans get up from the table and congregate around
the woman in a corner.
"This is proving quite fruitless." (Jonas
shrugs.) "Have you spoken with your
"No, I haven't seen him today."
Valis turns toward SG-1.
"We've just received intelligence that
the Tiranians are massing their troops
on our northern border."
"Have they broken off diplomatic relations?"
"Well, then, there's still a chance.
Maybe we could talk to them."
"Well...Stargate Command has teams of
skilled diplomats. It might help to
have an objective third party at the
"No. I'm afraid that's impossible."
"That would require us to reveal the
existence of the Stargate."
"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."
"You are asking us to reveal something
to our sworn enemies that we have yet
to admit to our own people."
"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?"
"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?"
DR. KIERAN'S LAB
A knock is heard on the door.
"Who is it?"
"Professor, it's me."
"Yeah, Professor, open up." (Kieran
walks up and opens the door. SG-1 enter.)
"Is something wrong?"
"Ahh...it's Tomis. Tomis Leed, he's
another one of the scientists on the
"Yeah. What's wrong with him?"
"He was transferred over night. They
cleaned out his office and they won't
say where he went."
"Was he a member of the resistance?"
"I recruited him myself. God, now I'm
gonna get arrested."
"No. We don't know that."
"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
"All right...we're outta here."
"The negotiations are going nowhere,
you're not helping us and quite frankly,
you're...organization is about to be
"Wait! We're gonna make our move in
two days, but we need your help."
"What are you proposing?"
"We're in a position to take every major
government building in this city except
one - this one. This is their most heavily
"Because of the Stargate."
"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!"
"Not a chance."
"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."
"Not my problem."
"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."
Dr. Kieran is walking in an industrial area when he is grabbed
from between buildings by Jonas.
"Jonas...what are you doing here?"
"You're being followed." (Jonas points
down a narrow alley between buildings.)
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.
"How far is it to resistance headquarters?"
"It's just down that way."
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.
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.
Dr. Fraiser and General Hammond are looking down on Dr. Kieran,
who is in a bed with this head bandaged, from the observation
"What's his condition, Doctor?"
"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
"Any idea how it happened?'
"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
"Keep me posted."
SGC BRIEFING ROOM
Hammond and SG-1 are around the table again.
"What, exactly, are the Kelownans saying?"
"They claim to have no knowledge of
how Dr. Kieran was injured."
"And yet, he did have fear he was under
threat from the government."
"Yeah, but if they suspected that he
was some kind of rebel spy, they would
never have let us bring him back here."
"His own people may have tried to take
him out if they felt he had been compromised."
"The question is, what do we do now?
Do we go back to the table?"
Jack and Jonas look at each other. Jack gestures for Jonas to
"...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."
"Jonas...we're gonna have to do it sooner
or later. We can't give 'em what they
"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."
"Even if we wanted to, realistically,
there's no way we could find them."
"Actually sir, that's not exactly true."
"Well, if Dr. Kieran really did smuggle
Naquadria to the resistance headquarters,
I can track it."
"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."
Dr. Kieran wakes up to see Jonas sitting next to him.
"Jonas, where am I?"
"We need to get to the resistance, they
need our help." (He tries to sit up.)
"It's all right, it's all right. Everything's
going as planned. We'll be making contact
"We have to stop the First Minister
from using the bomb."
"We will. We will."
"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."
"It's not your fault."
Scene shifts to General Hammond as he approaches Janet, who is
sitting at a terminal in the Infirmary.
"You have something, Doctor?"
"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."
"Dr. Kieran's one of Kelowna's leading
scientists. He's the head of their most
"I know, I can't explain it. The onset
of this disease is extremely rare over
the age of 35."
"That would mean he's been functioning
for at least 20 years without anyone
noticing his condition."
"It's almost inconceivable."
"What kind of symptoms are we talking
"Paranoia, delusions...possible even
Scene shifts back to Dr. Kieran and Jonas.
"I'm glad you weren't there the day
we tested the bomb, Jonas."
"It must have been hard for you."
"I'll never forget it. The ground shook,
the air caught fire, the destruction
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
"The Tiranian central forces are located
here. We'll move the third division
and the reserves to this point."
"How long can we resist?"
Jonas walks into the room.
"First Minister? We need to talk."
SAM, TEAL'C, AND JACK APPROACH THE WAREHOUSE WHERE THE RESISTANCE
HAD BEEN EARLIER IN THE SHOW.
We now see that it is really an abandoned place that has not
been actively visited for a very long time.
"Carter, you sure?"
"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.
"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.
"We must defend ourselves."
"You're going to use the Naquadria bomb,
"If Earth will not help us, we have
"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
"Jonas, the Goa'uld haven't been here
for a thousand years. What makes you
think they would come back now?"
"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.
Jonas walks back to talk quietly with Jack.
"Carter and Teal'c are back at the SGC
"What about the resistance?"
"There is no resistance. It was all
in his head...a fantasy."
"This is from Fraiser...Dr. Kieran is
schizophrenic. It might be a side effect
of the research they've been doing here."
"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.)
"What happened to Dr. Silas and Dr.
Leed?" (Valis and Hale look at each
other.) "They weren't transferred, were
"They were taken to a government mental
"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."
"That's why you wanted me to keep an
eye on him."
"We had to keep it quiet, so as not
to alarm the other scientists. Their
research is too important."
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"As near as I can tell, it's a unique
form of brain damage resulting from
long-term exposure to Naquadria radiation."
"I went over the specs from the Kelownan
bomb project. It looks like they never
had proper shielding."
"Is Jonas at risk?"
"No. I've already tested him. He's negative.
My guess is, he didn't have enough exposure."
"The Pentagon is eager to resume our
own research on the Naquadria you found
in the warehouse."
"That shouldn't be a problem, sir. I
mean we are double-checking, but I think
that our existing safeguards are sufficient."
"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."
"In fact, we've heard nothing from the
Kelownans since Colonel O'Neill and
"They may well be at war by now."
"What about Dr. Kieran?"
"With proper medication, we can keep
his condition from deteriorating. Unfortunately,
there's no way to reverse the damage
that's already been done."
Jonas walks and sits next to Dr. Kieran's bed. This time he is
"I hear I'm being moved today..."
"Yeah. We're gonna to take you to a...facility
that's better equipped to deal with
When the nurse leaves his side, Dr. Kieran leans into speak more
quietly to Jonas.
"I understand everything is in place
for the coup."
"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
"After they take power, the resistance
is going to dismantle the bomb, and
shut down the Naquadria project forever."
"That's good, Professor. They couldn't
have done it without you."
"Do you really think so?"
"I know so. You saved the world."