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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 220

                                    "SHOW AND TELL"

                                           By

                                   Jonathan Glassner




               Gateroom

               
               The gate is activated from offworld

               
               
                                     TECH
                         Unauthorised incoming traveller! Clear 
                         the ramp!
 
               
               Control room

               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Who is it?

               
                                     TECH
                         No idea, sir. SG-5 and SG-14 are out, 
                         but neither are due until tomorrow.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         No iris code?

               
                                     TECH
                         No, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I did not give the order to open the 
                         iris, mister!
 
               
                                     TECH
                         I did not open it, sir!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Well, close it. Get that iris closed, 
                         Sergeant!
 
               
                                     TECH
                         I’m trying, but the computer keeps overriding 
                         it, sir.
 
               
               A boy steps through the gate

               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         General.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Search him.

               
                                     JACK
                         General? If I may suggest allowing Carter 
                         to do it? She can detect other stuff.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Hello. What’s your name? Okay. My name 
                         is Sam. I have to check you for things 
                         you probably know nothing about, but 
                         just in case.
 
               
               
               
               She searches him

               
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, he’s not Goa’uld or Jaffa. I can’t 
                         sense any naqahdah. As far as I can 
                         tell, he’s clean.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What’s he doing here?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         I am here to warn you.

               
               
               
               Infirmary

               
               
                                     JANET
                         Well, as far as I can tell, he’s human.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         No bomb in the chest? A little biohazard 
                         in the tooth, maybe?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Checked for both. He’s no threat to 
                         us as far as I’m able to tell, but he’s 
                         pretty weak. I’m guessing he’s malnourished.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         What’s your name?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Your name is Colonel O’Neill.

               
                                     JACK
                         How d’you know that?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         My mother told me.

               
                                     JACK
                         Your mother?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Yes.She says I am to speak only with 
                         you.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, these people are my friends. You 
                         can trust them.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother says to speak only to you.

               
                                     JACK
                         Okay. Why me?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Because Mother has observed you and 
                         determined she likes you. You are one 
                         who can be trusted.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, thank you, ma’am! How long have 
                         you been watching me?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         For many weeks.

               
                                     JACK
                         Weeks?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Yes. She first saw you on another planet 
                         and she followed your team through the 
                         Stargate at that time. She observed 
                         you all until your team returned with 
                         the one called Tonane. Based on your 
                         actions at the time, Mother believes 
                         you are the only honourable leader among 
                         your people. It was only your team who 
                         did not want to steal Tonane’s mineral.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Then why not trust the rest of my team?
 
                         
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Because you are the leader. Mother insists 
                         I speak no further unless it is with 
                         you, alone.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Let’s step into the corridor for a few 
                         moments, folks.
 
               
               Everyone leaves the room

               
               
                                     JACK
                         So what do I call you?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         I do not have a name.

               
                                     JACK
                         What’s your mom call you?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Son.

               
                                     JACK
                         It’s not much of a name.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         No. It’s more of a description.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, it is.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother says you too have a son.

               
                                     JACK
                         I had one. He’s gone now.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         What was his name?

               
                                     JACK
                         Charlie.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Charlie. I like Charlie. It’s a good 
                         name. Can I be called Charlie?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, sure, if that’s what you want.
 
                         
               
                                     BOY/CHARLIE
                         Okay, Colonel O’Neill. I am Charlie.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Hi, Charlie. Call me Jack.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Jack.

               
                                     JACK
                         So where are you from?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         A planet called Reetalia.

               
                                     JACK
                         Nice place?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Used to be, until most of the Reetou 
                         were destroyed by mean creatures with 
                         glowing eyes.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That’s the Goa’uld. Sorry to hear that.
 
                         
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         That’s why I’m here – to warn you.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, thank you, Charlie, but we already 
                         knew about the Goa’uld.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Not the Goa’uld. It’s the Reetou rebels 
                         who intend to eliminate you.
 
               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
                                     SAM
                         We did a level one analysis on the iris 
                         mechanism. It behaved as if control 
                         was being commandeered from the main 
                         computer by an override, like it was 
                         being controlled from another keyboard 
                         somewhere. We have software specialists 
                         picking it apart right now.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O’Neill, any more insight into 
                         the boy?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         The best I can tell, sir, the kid survived 
                         a Goa’uld massacre.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Well, that would explain Mom. See, it 
                         would be a natural psychological defence 
                         mechanism. He’s convinced himself that 
                         she never left him – that her spirit, 
                         for lack of a better word, is always 
                         with him.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, how did he know about the Salish?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         How did he know about my kid?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Iis it possible that he’s some sort 
                         of psychic?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Maybe we’ll turn something up in our 
                         examinations.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         For the immediate, should not our concern 
                         be the threat of the planned Reetou 
                         attack?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         This doesn’t make much sense. I mean, 
                         the Goa’uld attack the Reetou, so the 
                         Reetou rebels attack us?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We need to determine the validity of 
                         what little information the boy’s given 
                         us. Teal’c, I’d like you to accompany 
                         Colonel O’Neill to see him. Listen to 
                         his description of the attack on the 
                         Reetou and let me know if it appears 
                         to follow normal Goa’uld tactics.
 
                         
               
               Infirmary

               
               
                                     JANET
                         There you go. See, that didn’t hurt 
                         at all, did it?
 
               
               
               Jack and Teal'c enter the room. Charlie is frightened

               
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Jaffa!

               
                                     JACK
                         Get that a lot? Charlie, Charlie, Charlie! 
                         It’s okay.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         He’s a Jaffa! He wants to kill me, just 
                         like he killed the Reetou.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         No, no! No, no, no. He’s a good Jaffa. 
                         In fact, he saved my life one time. 
                         He hates the Goa’uld as much as you 
                         do.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         No!

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, for cryin’ out loud. Look, Mom. 
                         You said you trust me, right? Well I’m 
                         tellin’ you, Teal’c is okay. In fact, 
                         all my friends here at the base are 
                         okay. Okay?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         She’s over there.

               
                                     JACK
                         Okay.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother says to trust only you, and the 
                         other members of your team.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Good. Thank you. Charlie, Teal’c. Teal’c, 
                         Charlie.
 
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am pleased to meet you.

               
                                     JACK
                         Listen, Charlie. We have to ask you 
                         some questions about the attack on your 
                         people. Can you talk about that?
 
               
               Something is wrong with Teal'c

               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am sorry, O’Neill. I must leave this 
                         room.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me, Charlie. Mother.

               
               
               
               He follows Teal'c

               
               
                                     JACK
                         What’s the matter?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         My symbiote became agitated when I entered 
                         the room.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Any idea why?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I can tell you only this, O’Neill. In 
                         all of my years, I have never experienced 
                         a symbiote so disturbed. There is something 
                         unusual about this child, O’Neill. I 
                         advise you to use extreme caution in 
                         his handling.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I was planning on it.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You have seen it yourself. In the hands 
                         of the Goa’uld, a child is nothing more 
                         than a potent weapon.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, Carter and Fraiser checked him 
                         out for all the threats we encountered 
                         from the other kids.
 
               
               
                                     JANET
                         I didn’t find any apparent threat to 
                         us, but he’s in worse shape than I thought, 
                         the poor kid. Several of his major organs 
                         have congenital defects.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, God.

               
                                     JANET
                         It’s like Mother Nature put him together 
                         in a hurry and got everything just a 
                         bit wrong. His heart valves are defective, 
                         his renal function is a mess, and I 
                         have serious questions about his lungs. 
                         I’m afraid without some very aggressive 
                         medical intervention, he won’t live 
                         to be much older than he is.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Can you help him?

               
                                     JANET
                         Maybe, but he may be bey ond anything 
                         our medicine can do. There’s something 
                         else. Charlie’s CAT scan. Now, if you 
                         look along the lower part of the brain 
                         stem, this is the part where normal 
                         humans have what is called the reticular 
                         formation. It’s the part of the brain 
                         that determines alertness, our perception 
                         of things. Charlie’s is twice the size 
                         of ours. And that could explain why 
                         he knew you had a son. It may also explain 
                         why he had such an effect on Teal’c’s 
                         symbiote
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So, what, he’s got ESP? Some telekinetic 
                         thing going on?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         I don’t know. I’m a sceptic on such 
                         things, but ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         It would explain a lot.

               
               
               
               Back with Charlie

               
               
                                     JACK
                         So Charlie, tell us why the Reetou want 
                         to attack us.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         It’s not the central authority of the 
                         Reetou. It’s only the Reetou rebel faction.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, why do the rebels want to attack 
                         us?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Because the glowing-eye people attacked 
                         the Reetou.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The Goa’uld?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         The rebels believe that the glowing-eye 
                         people are too powerful to destroy directly. 
                         They believe they can only be destroyed 
                         by attrition.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Attrition, what does that mean?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Attrition is the gradual diminution 
                         of strength or number by ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I know* what the word* means. I meant 
                         in context.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         My God. They must want to kill all possible 
                         hosts. They must think that if the Goa’uld 
                         have no new hosts to infest that they’ll 
                         eventually die out.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         By attrition.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM
                         Well that’s insane! There are billions 
                         of possible Goa’uld hosts all throughout 
                         the galaxy.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         And they are not all human.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother agrees. That is why the central 
                         authority of the Reetou sent us here.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Charlie, I’m curious. Are you a Reetou?
 
                         
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         No. I am of your species.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Is your mother a Reetou?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Of course.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         And is that why we can’t see her?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, if you’re one of us, why can you 
                         see her?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Cos I’m special.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You’re special. How?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother created me to serve as an intermediary.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         She created you.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Yes. She hoped I would be older before 
                         we came, but my accelerated growth caused 
                         my body to begin failing, so we had 
                         to come sooner.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Captain, you’re our physics expert here. 
                         Is it possible that there’s a creature 
                         standing here that we can’t perceive?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Theoretically it is possible, sir, yes. 
                         I mean, according to quantum physics, 
                         matter exists both in particles and 
                         waves. If the Reetou waves are exactly 
                         a hundred and eighty degrees out of 
                         phase with ours right down to the subatomic 
                         level, then their light and sound waves 
                         would be undetectable by us.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So, what? Prepare for an attack by an 
                         invisible army?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If there is a Reetou in this room, it 
                         came through the Stargate. And it is 
                         capable of controlling the iris.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Son, how did your mother do that?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         I am no longer called Son. Call me Charlie.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Charlie, how did your mother control 
                         the iris?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother came ahead of me weeks ago. She 
                         observed you and how you operate the 
                         iris. Then, when the time came, she 
                         opened it for me, just as you do.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         She just typed it into the computer?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         That is how the computer behaved, sir, 
                         as if it was being overridden by another 
                         console.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So the Reetou can operate things in 
                         our phase?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Yes.

               
                                     JACK
                         Carter?

               
                                     SAM
                         It is possible, sir, but it doesn’t 
                         seem very likely.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother is growing impatient with your 
                         narrow-mindedness.
 
               
               A computer is hit by a burst of energy

               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Stand down!

               
                                     JACK
                         I assume that came from

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother.

               
                                     JACK
                         Mother.

               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Theories? Suggestions?

               
                                     SAM
                         It seems obvious that this Reetou exists.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well here’s a question. How do we deal 
                         with an invisible threat?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We need a way to detect them.

               
                                     JACK
                         That would be helpful.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have that way. It seems my symbiont 
                         can sense this creature.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Okay, limited helpfulness right there.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Explain.

               
                                     JACK
                         Can it tell us where exactly in a room 
                         a Reetou is, how many there are, what 
                         they’re doing, etcetera?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It was not that specific. It only detected 
                         a presence.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So limited.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps if my symbiote can detect this 
                         creature, the Goa’uld can also sense 
                         them.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That’s a good point. They had to see 
                         them to wipe them out.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps the Tok’Ra can be of assistance.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It could be our best hope. Captain Carter, 
                         Doctor Jackson, signal the Tok’Ra.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, sir.

               
               
               
               Sam and Daniel go up onto the mountain to send the message

               
               
               
               Jacob comes through the gate with another Tokra

               
               
                                     JACOB
                         Hello, Sam.

               
                                     SAM
                         Dad, we have a little bit of a situation 
                         and we may need Selmak’s help.
 
               
               
                                     JACOB
                         Selmak, Selmak, Selmak. I thought maybe 
                         you just wanted to see your old man.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I do, Dad.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         But this time we do need your symbiote, 
                         Jacob.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         Nice to see you too, George

               
               Selmak comes through

               
               
                                     SELMAK
                         It is an honour to once again return 
                         to your planet, General. What can we 
                         do for you?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Have you ever heard of something called 
                         a Reetou?
 
               
                                     SELMAK
                         Yes, why?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We may have one here.

               
               
                                     SELMAK
                         Tok'ra kree! Takl'an onobl'on. Please 
                         send him back to where we came from. 
                         In the meantime, take me to this Reetou.
 
                         
               
               Charlie wakes up and Jack goes over to him

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey, Charlie. How you feeling?

               
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Tired. Really tired.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         For crying out loud!

               
               
               
               Hammond enters the room and Jack hugs a frightened Charlie

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Charlie? Charlie, it’s alright. It’s 
                         okay. It’s alright, he’s not a Goa’uld,he’s 
                         a Tok’Ra. They’re okay.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Dad?

               
               Jacob seems to be in pain, and has to leave the room

               
               
               
               
                                     JACOB
                         Oh! You are correct. There is a Reetou 
                         in that room. Tak’ram. This will illuminate 
                         the Reetou if it is there. Follow me.
 
                         
               
               
               
               They have a weapon

               
               
               
               Jacob and the other Tokra aim the weapons around the room and 
               it shows up a Reetoh in the corner
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Jacob?

               
               
               
               Charlie put's himself in front of his mother

               
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Please don’t hurt her!

               
                                     JACK
                         My God!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hold your fire.

               
                                     SAM
                         She could’ve hurt us a long time ago 
                         if that’s what she intended.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         Tok’Ra, kree.

               
               
               
               Jacob leaves the room

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Whoa. I owe you an apology.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         I wouldn’t lie to you, Jack.

               
                                     JACK
                         I know that. I’m sorry. Charlie, I want 
                         you to do me a favour.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         What?

               
                                     JACK
                         You and your mom stay in this room until 
                         I get back. Nobody’s gonna hurt you, 
                         I promise, neither of you. Okay?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Okay.

               
                                     JACK
                         Okay.

               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Will somebody please explain to me how 
                         that thing, could be the kid’s mother?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         He said their leaders created him to 
                         communicate with us. They must have 
                         cloned him or engineered him somehow.
 
                         
               
               
                                     JANET
                         All they’d need is some human DNA and 
                         it would be possible to construct him 
                         in a lab. It would also explain the 
                         extra reticular formation in his brain 
                         could have been genetically engineered 
                         to allow him to perceive this Reetou 
                         mother.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         But how do they do something that advanced 
                         and leave the kid so screwed up?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Genetically engineering a human child 
                         would be a very precise exercise, Colonel. 
                         Changing one set of genes to alter the 
                         reticular formation could have numerous 
                         additional ramifications.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Even though we can’t see them, these 
                         Reetou can definitely see us.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Which puts us at a great strategic disadvantage. 
                         I understand why the Goa’uld would want 
                         to eliminate them.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         They’re Goa’uld, Teal’c. That’s their 
                         job.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         The Reetou are a pretty peaceful race. 
                         The Goa’uld wiped most of them out just 
                         because they were a possible threat.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, but how did the Goa’uld wipe them 
                         out?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         They were able to isolate the emissions 
                         that we are sensitive to and develop 
                         a device that would expose the creatures. 
                         This is a Transphase Eradication Rod. 
                         The Tok’Ra have managed to rip off several 
                         versions of this device. It’s also capable 
                         of terminating a Reetou.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well do me a favour, will you? Don’t 
                         terminate this Reetou. I promised the 
                         kid.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It appears this Reetou came to warn 
                         us of an impending rebel attack.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         Yeah. The Reetou rebels are kind of 
                         like terrorists are here on Earth,nasty 
                         guys. They could do a lot of damage 
                         here, folks, kill a lot of people.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         How many are there?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Don’t know, but I do know their MO. 
                         They work in small groups of five suicide 
                         infiltrators. They sneak in, they split 
                         up, plant destructive devices, and try 
                         to maximise the damage before they’ve 
                         even been detected. But they usually 
                         attack Goa’uld planets. Any idea why 
                         they want to attack here on Earth?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Apparently to destroy all possible hosts.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Is it possible that they can get through 
                         our iris?
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         No. Their molecules wouldn’t reintegrate 
                         any more than yours or mine.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Can our weapons even touch them?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Earth weapons will not be as effective 
                         as a TER, but since the Reetou are somewhat 
                         affected by solid matter in our phase, 
                         your weapons might at least slow them 
                         down.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         But essentially, we’d be shooting at 
                         nothing.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         You bet. Pretty tough to shoot at a 
                         moving target that you can’t see. Even 
                         with TERs it’s tough. Best weapon is 
                         advanced intel – knowing where they’ll 
                         come from and how.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, I should talk to Mom. She might 
                         know where this rebel staging planet 
                         is.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait a minute. Say she does give us 
                         the address where they’re coming from, 
                         isn’t it kinda risky to go looking for 
                         them? I mean, it’s possible we may let 
                         more of them through to Earth and not 
                         even know it.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         If we’ve got TERs, we’ll be able to 
                         see them.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We need some intelligence, Doctor Jackson. 
                         It’s the only way we’ll know what we’re 
                         up against.
 
               
               
               
               Charlie is crying, when Jack enters the room

               
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother says not to cry.

               
                                     JACK
                         Crying’s okay.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         She says the boys of your culture do 
                         not cry.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Not true. In fact, there’s an official 
                         list of reasons for which crying is 
                         a good thing.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother is leaving.

               
                                     JACK
                         Now, see, that’s a good reason. Mom 
                         leaving, I believe, is number six on 
                         the list of good reasons. Actually, 
                         six is Mom says she’s leaving in a couple 
                         of days, five is Mom leaving immediately. 
                         Four, of course, is Mom already left. 
                         Now three, three is huge, one of the 
                         bigger ones on the list.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         She’s still here. She’s leaving as soon 
                         as she has told you everything that 
                         can help.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         She’s not taking you with her?

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         She wants to leave me here with my own 
                         kind.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, for what it’s worth, I think she’s 
                         right. I think you should stay here. 
                         You’d be better off.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         I think I belong with you, Jack.

               
                                     JACK
                         Look, Charlie, before she leaves, do 
                         you think she could tell us where we 
                         can find these rebel Reetoos?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         She says she’ll show me the address.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         That’d be great.

               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Jack? Could I be your son for a while?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I don’t know, Charlie. I don’t think 
                         you’d want that.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Yes I do. You’d be great. I can tell.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I’ll tell you what. Let’s deal with 
                         these Reetou, then we’ll talk about 
                         it, okay?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Okay.

               
                                     JACK
                         Okay.

               
               The malp goes through the gate

               
               
                                     TECH
                         MALP is en route.

               
                                     JACOB
                         This is a bit of overkill, George. I 
                         told you, these rebels work in five-man 
                         squads. There’ll only be five, maybe 
                         ten of them there.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I don’t wanna take any chances, Jacob. 
                         Okay, listen up! Colonel O’Neill is 
                         in charge of this operation.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         MALP has reached destination. Scanning 
                         with TER.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, I wanna remind you that this 
                         is a recon mission only. Do not engage 
                         the enemy unless you have no choice.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Can’t engage what you can’t see, sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do your best for them not to see you, 
                         Colonel.
 
               
                                     TECH
                         MALP TER shows immediate Gate vicinity 
                         clear.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright. Here we go, kids. Move out!
 
                         
               
               They go through the gate

               
               
                                     SELMAK
                         Looks clear

               
                                     JACK
                         Clear. Let’s go do some snooping around, 
                         what do you say? You stay with SG-12, 
                         watch our six. Backsides.
 
               
                                     SELMAK
                         Colonel, the Reetouh are present in 
                         that direction
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         How many?

               
                                     SELMAK
                         I don't know

               
               They get to the top of a hill and look down over. There are hundreds 
               of Reetouh
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Woah. Five or ten

               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So you would say threat assessment is 
                         high?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, yeah!

               
                                     SAM
                         There were a lot of them, sir.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They are indeed invisible.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You’re sure none of them came through 
                         with you?
 
               
               
                                     JACOB
                         Can’t be sure, but I don’t think so. 
                         Selmak’s trauma stopped a few seconds 
                         after we got through the Gate, and my 
                         guard did a TER sweep of the room.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Course, it would only take one to open 
                         the iris, correct?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, we could put palm scanners into 
                         the iris control system to prevent that. 
                         I mean, I assume they don’t have palms.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Take who you need and do it now, Captain.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, let’s go see the boy.

               
               
               
               Control room

               
               Sam has put the scanner in and puts her palm into it. Teal'c 
               suddenly grimaces in pain and so does the Tokra
 
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Okay, that should....Teal’c?

               
               
               
               Sam picks up the phone

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel O’Neill, are you with Charlie 
                         now? And Mom’s there? I think we may 
                         have a stowaway Reetou who came back 
                         with us. Yeah
 
               
               .

               " Lockdown in progress. Stand clear of all level access points."
 
               
               
               The Tokra scans the room and a Reetou appears. It fires and the 
               Tokra is thrown through the glass, into the gateroom. Teal'c 
               grabs the TER and fires, killing it.
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         You alright?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Strong Reetou.

               
               
               
               Jack takes the TER. Four Reetou appear in the hallway. They fire 
               and everyone dives for cover. The Reetou disappear
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Damn it.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Anyone get a count?

               
                                     JACK
                         We had four here, plus that one in the 
                         Control Room.
 
               
                                     JACOB
                         Yeah, it’s one of their terrorist teams. 
                         They didn’t wanna be seen until their 
                         destruction had already started.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So what will they do?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Some of them will try to get out of 
                         the base and start making a mess of 
                         things.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How?

               
                                     JACOB
                         They have cross-phasal explosives, each 
                         one as powerful as a small nuke. I hate 
                         to tell you this but those four Reetou 
                         rebels could level a couple of cities 
                         and take a lot of people with them.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Sweet

               
               The lights go out

               
               
               " Emergency lighting enabled."

               
               Weapons are being handed out

               
               
                                     SAM
                         We’ve dimmed the lights to get a better 
                         contrast on the TERs and we’ve shut 
                         down all access to this floor and sub 
                         27, so hopefully they’re trapped in 
                         here with us.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, assume they are. We’ll do a sweep 
                         of all three access corridors, sealing 
                         as we go. Try to corral them. Jacob, 
                         Carter, Chue: C-8. Teal’c, Rothman, 
                         Brecker, C3. Daniel, Plunkett, you’re 
                         with me. Let’s move out.
 
               
               Teal'c and his team go through the hallway

               
               
                                     TEAL'C 
                         Seal Blast Door C-3 East.

               
               Sam and Jacob are fired upon, by a Reetou

               
               
                                     JACOB
                         Reetou!

               
                                     SAM
                         Come on!

               
               Jack and Daniel continue the search

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Seal Blast A7 West.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, what happens if they come through 
                         the door behind us?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What? Don’t do that!

               
               
               
               Two Reetou can be seen as Jack scans with the TER. He fires at 
               one. The other one shoots back and hits Plunkett, killing him
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Damn it.

               
               
               
               Back with Sam and Jacob

               
               An elevator opens and a Reetou comes out. It fires and hit's 
               Jacob in the shoulder, then carrying on hitting Chue, who dies
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Dad! You okay?

               
                                     JACOB
                         Not really. Get the damned thing! Selmak 
                         can take care of me.
 
               
                                     SELMAK
                         GO!

               
               
               
               The doors to the elevator are opening and closing. Sam throws 
               a grenade into it, which explodes. She moves forwards to investigate 
               and we see the Reetou's arm preparing to fie. She quickly kills 
               it.
 
               
               
               
               Jack and Daniel reach Charlie's room. Jack turns to Daniel and 
               whispers
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You, me, on three.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         There are people in there.

               
                                     JACK
                         I know! On three,

               
               
               
               They rush into the room

               
               Janet and a nurse are in there

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Hit the deck!

               
               
               
               Janet and the nurse go for cover. The Reetou fires and Jack is 
               hit in the shoulder. The SF's begin to fire. Daniel has the TER 
               and scans the room. He finds Charlie's mother. He kills another 
               Reetou
 
               
               
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother!

                                     DANIEL
                         Don’t shoot!

               
               
               
               Another Reetou kills his mother

               
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         Mother!

               
               Daniel kills it

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Ahh!

               
                                     JANET
                         Easy, sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, that hurts. Give me a count.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I got one.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I also eliminated one.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         And we got two, and Mother got one. 
                         I guess that makes five.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So that should be all of them, right?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, let’s make sure. Take a team and 
                         do a sweep of the base, Captain.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh God. I’m sorry.

               
               He hugs Charlie who is crying. Suddenly Charlie collapses

               
               
                                     JACK
                         Doc? Doc!

               
                                     JANET
                         Give me a hand over here. Let’s go! 
                         Get him up on the bed.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Easy.What?

               
                                     JANET
                         I don’t know. His pulse is very weak. 
                         I may be able to stabilise him for now 
                         but you have to remember, sir, he has 
                         two major organs about to fail.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh come on. He’s just a kid. You’ve 
                         got all this fancy equipment around 
                         here
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Colonel, I’m sorry, but I don’t think 
                         so.
 
               
               
                                     SELMAK
                         Let us take him. He will be in good 
                         hands
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Can the Tok’Ra help him?

               
                                     SELMAK
                         Yes

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Excuse me, isn’t he a little young to 
                         be a host?
 
               
                                     SELMAK
                         He is young, but the Tok'ra symbiote 
                         that we introduce to his mind can teach 
                         him. He will grow up with the advantages 
                         that great wisdom brings.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Two key words there: grow up.

               
                                     JANET
                         The Tok’ra are probably the only way 
                         that’ll happen, sir.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Do it.

               
               Gateroom

               
               
                                     JACOB
                         Keep the TERs. We’ll get you more as 
                         soon as they become available.
 
               
               Charlie is brought in. He is crying

               
               
                                     JACK
                         You know, there’s another rule that 
                         says it’s okay to be sad when you’re 
                         saying goodbye to a new friend.
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         I wanna stay with you, Jack.

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, Jacob’s gonna take you to a place 
                         where you can get well. I can’t do that. 
                         But you know what?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         What?

               
                                     JACK
                         I’ll come visit. You’ll come visit. 
                         Okay?
 
               
                                     CHARLIE
                         I guess.

               
                                     SELMAK
                         I warn you. The Reetou are guileful 
                         creatures, and you are at the disadvantage 
                         of not being able to sense them as my 
                         Jaffa friend and I can.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, we’ve installed the hand scanner, 
                         so they can’t open the iris at least.
 
                         
               
                                     SELMAK
                         You are the only one Teal'c. Please 
                         be diligent. They will not give up. 
                         They will attempt to send more infiltrators.
 
                         
               
                                     JACOB
                         George.

               
                                     SAM
                         Bye, Dad.

               
                                     JACOB
                         You take care.

               
                                     SAM
                         You too.

               
               Jacob holds Charlie's hand and they walk through the gate

               
               THE END
               
               

Show And Tell



Writers :   Jonathan Glassner
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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