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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 401

                                   "SMALL VICTORIES"

                                           By

                                    Robert C. Cooper




               We begin with a scene of water, then going underwater --- to 
               a submarine. An alarm is sounding. Two sailors are speaking Russian. 
               Clanking is heard. They open the hatch, and water comes out scaring 
               one of them. Whirring is heard. The replicator attacks one of 
               the sailors.
 
               
               OPENING CREDITS!

               
                                     JANET
                         (Pressing on someone's stomach) I hear 
                         it took a little longer than they thought 
                         to set up the second gate. (It's Danny!)
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Thru slightly pained voice) Uh, yes. 
                         They finally got it running yesterday. 
                         Technical difficulties or something.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         They needed Sam's help, huh?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes, it's (Appears to be in pain as 
                         he sits up) It's ironic she's not here 
                         to save herself.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Well, you are fine. There's no sign 
                         of residual infection. You were very 
                         lucky.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         That's what they keep saying.

               
                                     JANET
                         Well, I still want you to take it easy 
                         fo ---
 
               
                                     TECH. DAVIS
                         Off world activation! We have an off 
                         world activation . (Danny gets up, and 
                         runs down the hall.)
 
               
                                     JANET
                         At least a week! O-Kay!

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Running down the hall, running into 
                         people) AW! Excuse Me! Sorry! OWWW! 
                         (At elevator) Hold that! (Airmen are 
                         surrounding the gate with guns)
 
               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         Receiving SG-1's I.D.C. , Sir.

               
                                     GH
                         Open the iris. (The iris opens, and 
                         Danny runs in the gate room to wait 
                         for his team mates)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Walking thru followed by Sam and Teal'C) 
                         Well, it's about time!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We've been dialing home for about a 
                         week!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         It's great to see you guys, too.(Sarcastically)
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am pleased to see you well, DanielJackson.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Thank you, Teal'C. You've got a --- 
                         (Goes to touch Teal'C's caterpillar)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Motioning 'no' with his hands) (Whispering) 
                         Don't! Don't touch it.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Glad you made it, SG-1.

               
                                     JACK
                         Where's the fanfare, General?

               
                                     SAM
                         We did kinda save the planet, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Again. This should not get old, General.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Job well done.

               
                                     JACK
                         Thank you , Sir. It was nothing.

               
                                     DANNY
                         What happened to Thor?

               
                                     SAM
                         Oh, we got him out in the Stasis pod.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He was retrieved when we passed thru 
                         the stargate on P4X-234.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It must have had a locating beacon.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         They left you behind?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Looks toward Jack) We were fine, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I'd be happy to (Looks at Sam) Debrief 
                         you all after I've had a nice hot shower.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Permission to shower granted. In fact, 
                         I insist on it, Colonel!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks at Danny) Bad?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I wasn't gonna say anything. (Sam smiles 
                         at Danny, and Teal'C touches his arm.)
 
                         
               
               Shot of a lego block (Piece of replicator) being put under magnifying 
               glass. Jack walks up, and puts his face up to the glass, making 
               Sam smile.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What ya doin'?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Still smiling) They salvaged a couple 
                         of replicator pieces from the ocean, 
                         I thought I'd take a look.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Standing up) (Monotone voice) Is that 
                         --- wise?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, there's no discernable energy 
                         being emitted. I think it's pretty safe 
                         to say they're dead. Besides, it's only 
                         just a couple of little blocks.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Raises eyebrows) Well, I'm off.

               
                                     SAM
                         Still going fishing? (Smiles)

               
                                     JACK
                         Yep. (Grins) Still staying here?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah. I think I've had enough relaxation 
                         for a while, Sir.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Grins slowly) OK!

               
                                     SAM
                         (Smiling) Have fun.

               
                                     JACK
                         Ya Sure Ya Betcha! (Smiling and leaving)
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (Phone rings) Carter? (A few second's 
                         pause) Yes, Sir. (Jack is shown walking 
                         out) (Running after him) Sir, wait ---
 
                         
               
               JACK (Turning) Daja` Vu (Said Daja View!) 

               
                                     SAM
                         General Hammond just called. Major Davis 
                         just called from the Pentagon.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         NOT going fishing?

               
                                     SAM
                         No, Sir.

               
                                     JACK 
                         (Quietly) Do'Oh!

               
               Screen of Sub layout is shown.

               
               
                                     JACK
                         That's Russian.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yes. Code name Black Bird. The crew 
                         was being attacked by a large mechanical 
                         spider.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks up at Davis, then at Sam who 
                         looks back.) JUST one?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         We thought it was a joke at first, then 
                         the transmission cut out. Approximately 
                         17:00 hours (5 O'clock PM) , the sub 
                         was spotted by aircraft off the Nemitz, 
                         it was already surfaced, and none of 
                         the attempts to communicate were returned. 
                         It was boarded. The crew was found dead.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         All of them?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         They got the bodies off before they 
                         discovered how they died.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looking at a picture of a replicator) 
                         That's them.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, if this started with only one bug, 
                         it's already replicating.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         The man that took the pictures factually, 
                         made it out. Then the pentagon advised 
                         the Navy to tow the sub.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Do the Russians know WE have it?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         No, no. We're denying any knowledge, 
                         but uh --- this is going to get sticky.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We have to make sure that none of the 
                         replicates get out of that sub.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         It's under TIGHT supervision. The whole 
                         Harbor has been excavated and the entire 
                         area cortered off. Our cover story is 
                         a dangerous chemical spill.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Blow it up! (Danny looks at Jack)

               
                                     DAVIS
                         The Pentagon has requested that we take 
                         measures to preserve a number of specimens 
                         for study.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         The Asguard already tried that, and 
                         these buggers are on the verge of wiping 
                         out their entire race.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         That's why I'm here. You people are 
                         the closest things to experts we've 
                         got.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         As an expert, I'm saying Blow it up!
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, conventional weapons might not 
                         do it. At least one of the replicators 
                         survived the destruction of Thor's ship.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, fine. Tow it back out to sea, 
                         and Nuke it!
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         We've considered that. (Looks @ GH)
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         We're in a political mess right now, 
                         Colonel. The Russians picked up the 
                         Asguard ship's reentry into the atmosphere.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Ever so clueless! ) So?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         They're not buying our version of the 
                         story. They already think we're responsible 
                         for what happened with their sub. A 
                         nuclear explosion in international waters 
                         --- it's kinda hard to cover up.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't think you realize how DANGEROUS 
                         these things are.
 
               
                                     DAVIS 
                         IS there ANY other way we can neutralize 
                         these things? Some sort of Alien technology 
                         you've come across?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The replicators are impervious to Goa'Uld 
                         technology. (Looks @ Davis) They are, 
                         however susceptible to human projectile 
                         weaponry. (Davis looks at Jack He's 
                         so cute!)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks back) Guns. (Davis looks like 
                         "Duh?!")
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, if there's still a small enough 
                         number of the replicators on board, 
                         a properly equipped team could possibly 
                         ---
 
               
                                     JACK
                         --- Save the world?

               
                                     SAM
                         Getting old for you, Sir? (Jack just 
                         stares at her. Danny looks at Jack confused.)
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         I'd better inform the pentagon.

               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         Unscheduled off world activation!

               
                                     GH
                         We have no teams off world! (The troops 
                         line up with guns, you know, the usual!) 
                         Why isn't the iris closing?
 
               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         I'm trying, Sir. It's not responding! 
                         We're showing an increasing loss of 
                         power in the base.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         WHAT?!

               
               Everything shuts down. All the computers. Shot goes to open gate, 
               and Thor walks in.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That's Thor. (Walking in the gateroom. 
                         To soldiers) Stand down! Thor, Old Buddy!
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         Greetings, O'Neill.

               
                                     JACK
                         Good to see ya up and around.

               
                                     THOR
                         I owe you and your team a great debt 
                         of gratitude for saving my life.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (He and Sam look at each other) Well, 
                         here's timing.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Not all of the replicators were destroyed 
                         when your ship exploded entering the 
                         atmosphere.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Maybe you could help us out?

               
                                     THOR
                         I cannot.

               
                                     JACK
                         Why?

               
                                     THOR
                         I have come by stargate because there 
                         are no ships to spare. My home world 
                         is being threatened by the replicators. 
                         Thus far, all attempts to stop them 
                         have failed. I have come here to seek 
                         YOUR help. (Gate shuts down, and power 
                         to base is restored.)
 
               
                                     TECH DAVIS
                         We're back online, Sir.

               
                                     GH
                         Good!

               
                                     JACK
                         How can WE help YOU?

               
                                     THOR
                         Your projectile weapons proved effective 
                         in damaging the replicators.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Some.

               
                                     THOR
                         Your technology and strategy for destroying 
                         the Balitzner was successful.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, but --- you guys ---

               
                                     THOR
                         The Asguard have tried to stop them. 
                         You have demonstrated their weakness 
                         can be found thru a less sophisticated 
                         approach. We are no longer capable of 
                         such thinking.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Wait a minute! You're actually saying 
                         you need someone DUMBER than you are?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You may have come to the right place. 
                         (Danny looks at Jack, who looks back 
                         at him and Sam)
 
               
                                     GH
                         Thor, with all due respect, we need 
                         SG-1 here.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I could go, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks at her) I don't know, Carter. 
                         You may not be dumb enough.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Smiles) I think I can handle it, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Permission granted.

               
                                     THOR
                         We must leave immediately. (Makes event 
                         horizon appear with a light on his hand)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looking at Sam, she looking back) Have 
                         fun!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Walking up the ramp with thor) Ya sure 
                         ya betcha!
 
               
               They are in the Harbor.

               
                                     JACK
                         Simple recon, Gentlemen. Do not fire 
                         unless ABSOLUTELY necessary.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The replicators will not attack unless 
                         threatened.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Let's move.

               
                                     SILER
                         Video feed's up and online.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack? Can ya hear me?

               
                                     JACK
                         Would it be necessary for me to mention 
                         my insane aversion to bugs at this time?
 
                         
               
               Shot goes to The Asguard Home World. Thor and Sam are beamed 
               into the room. They look out a window, and see spaceships flying 
               everywhere. There's a huge space ship right in front of them.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Wow! That's an impressive looking ship!
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         ~The O'Neill~ was supposed to be our 
                         last great hope.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Looks at Thor) ~The O'NEILL ~ ??!!
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         Yes. It is the most advanced technological 
                         Asguard creation yet. It is the first 
                         Asguard vessel designed solely to fight 
                         against the replicators.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So, why aren't we taking that?

               
                                     THOR
                         It is not ready.

               
                                     SAM
                         Uh, where are we going , exactly?

               
                                     THOR
                         5 Asguard ships are currently engaging 
                         3 ships controlled by the replicators, 
                         which are on their way here. We are 
                         going to join the battle, and with your 
                         help, stop them.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Raises her eyebrows) O-Kay.

               
                                     THOR
                         For the sake of the Asguard, we must 
                         not fail.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Looking and sounding nervous) No pressure. 
                         (I'm assuming the ship that takes off 
                         is the one Thor and Sam are in)
 
               
               Shot goes to the submarine, and the four men climbing onto it. 
               Then it goes to the three hunks, Danny, Davis, and Siler looking 
               at the monitors. Shot goes back to the sub, and the men entering 
               the sub. Jack goes down a ladder into the sub. It shoes Jack's 
               POV. Shot goes to Baker looking around, and his POV. You see 
               Baker on O'Neill's camera, and O'Neill on Baker's camera. Shot 
               goes to the three men looking on worried. They are tracking the 
               4 men on a monitor using heat sensors. Shot goes to Steven's 
               POV. He sees Teal'C. Teal'C's POV, he looks back at Stevens. 
               (OK! Moving on! They do that kinda stuff, you get the picture. 
               They go from one camera to another)
 
               
               OK! After a few minutes of different camera shots, and going 
               thru the sub, Jack spots the replicators. There's about 4 of 
               em, eating the sub.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         They're a different color.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         (To Danny) Some sort of camouflage? 
                         (Danny looks at him, appears to raises 
                         his eyebrows, then looks back at the 
                         cameras)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We're movin' on.

               
               Teal'C and Stevens walk thru the ship for a few minutes. Same 
               camera shots from one to the other. They open a door, and reveal 
               a BIG one surrounded by smaller bugs.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         (Looks at the screen, gets up, and points 
                         to the big bug.) What is THAT?
 
               
               Teal'C and Stevens continue walking, passing many bugs, but not 
               provoking them. Shot goes to bug's POV, looking at Teal'C.
 
               
               
                                     DAVIS
                         That's a big one!

               
                                     DANNY
                         If that's some sort of Queen, the other 
                         bugs may try to protect it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Hearing what Danny said) QUEEN?!

               
               The queen creates a big right there in front of Teal'C's eyes. 
               A bug appears by Stevens and whirs, scaring the young soldier, 
               making him shoot it. The queen perks up. Looks like she sends 
               out the troops.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Teal'C and Stevens are in trouble!
 
                         
               
                                     SILER
                         Battery room!

               
               Jack's POV is seen, as he run thru the sub to the battery room. 
               Teal'C sees the bugs protect their queen before his camera goes 
               out. Davis and Danny both look worried. Jack catches up with 
               Teal'C.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Stevens?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Out of breath) Dead.

               
                                     JACK
                         Let's move! (The replicators are seen 
                         following the men, until they close 
                         the door.)
 
               
               Back to Thor and Sam.

               
                                     THOR
                         Each individual building block is capable 
                         of exerting a reactive modulating monopolar 
                         energy field on other blocks, allowing 
                         the replicators to assemble themselves 
                         into many forms. To our knowledge, the 
                         interior of each block contains the 
                         following: 2 million isolated kiron 
                         passages.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Whoa, whoa, whoa! What's a kyron?

               
                                     THOR
                         In simplest terms, it is an energy particle.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I've never even heard of it!

               
                                     THOR
                         Yes, I am aware.

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, how am I supposed to figure out 
                         a way to defeat a kiron based technology, 
                         if I don't know what a Kiron is?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         The Asguard can never invent a weapon 
                         that propels small weights of iron and 
                         carbon alloys by igniting a powder of 
                         (Sam smiles here) Potassium nitrate, 
                         charcoal, and sulpher.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         OK! I get your point. (Smiling)

               
                                     THOR
                         We can not think like you.

               
                                     SAM
                         OK! Let's forget about the Kirons, and 
                         try to put this in terms that I can 
                         understand. Each block is like it's 
                         own individual computer capable of communicating 
                         with the other blocks. Multiple blocks 
                         come together to create bugs, and other 
                         things that perform various tasks, ultimately 
                         for the purpose of replicating.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         Correct.

               
                                     SAM
                         I guess you don't keep any replicators 
                         around for study?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         It is too dangerous.

               
                                     SAM
                         Of course. That would be stupid. Just 
                         out of curiosity. Could, say, oh, I 
                         don't know --- 2 blocks replicate?
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         It requires several blocks working together 
                         to make new blocks.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That's good to know. (Thor looks to 
                         the side, and a replicator appears) 
                         It's virtual? Wow! It looks real. (She 
                         goes to touch it, and it snaps at her, 
                         scaring her) WOW!
 
               
                                     THOR
                         It will simulate any behavior we have 
                         observed.
 
               
               Janet's messing with Teal'C's back.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Looking Oh, so yummy in all black! 
                         ;-p) It's out of control. No body's 
                         going back down there.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         (Matching Jack's yummyness all the time, 
                         in his dress blues! ) We have to 
                         blow up the sub, and hope that we can 
                         contain any of the bugs that survived.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         It's the only way.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         I'll talk to the Pentagon.

               
                                     JANET
                         Colonel? (Jack walks over to Janet and 
                         Teal'C) There's definitely something 
                         in here. (She pulls out a bloody piece 
                         of replicator, and washes it) Well, 
                         I think you brought back a souvenir. 
                         (She gives it Danny, who looks at it.)
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         (Seeing her just looking at the replicator 
                         model) What is your current thinking 
                         process?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Standing up) Sorry! My mind was wondering 
                         for a second, there.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         You were thinking about the humans on 
                         your planet.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Sighs) Yes.

               
                                     THOR
                         Colonel O'Neill is a very capable human. 
                         >
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, I know, but these things are ---
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         If we are able to stop the invasion 
                         of my world, I promise, we will do everything 
                         we can to help yours.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That's a pretty big IF.

               
                                     THOR
                         Would you like sustenance?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Think for a second) Yes! Thank you. 
                         I'm starving. (A tray appears)
 
               
                                     THOR
                         I like the yellow ones.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Talking a yellow one and biting it.) 
                         Oh, my God! (She gets a look of disgust 
                         on her face, and spits the bite out 
                         into her hand.) Sorry. (Tries to smile) 
                         (A screen appears with an asguard talking) 
                         What is it?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         We have lost contact with the rest of 
                         the asguard ships engaged in battle 
                         with the replicators.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, could it be a communication problem?
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         No. The Asguard ships are not being 
                         detected.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Looking at 3 red ships on the screen) 
                         So, what are those?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         The replicators.

               
                                     SAM
                         We're too late!

               
               Back to Earth, Danny is still looking at the piece of replicator.
 
               
               
                                     DAVIS
                         THE DALLAS is standing by in the Harbor.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         THE DALLAS?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         A class-attack submarine. On my command, 
                         they'll target THE BLACKBIRD with torpedoes.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         You should probably put a hold on that. 
                         (Jack looks up) This new block is corroded.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Davis shakes his head, not understanding) 
                         And the significance of that is ---?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Ok, look. The way Sam explained this 
                         to me, the bugs use whatever raw material's 
                         around them to replicate. Now, these 
                         ones are eating the Russian submarine, 
                         which means they're made of steel or 
                         what ever the sub is made of.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That is why they are a different color.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         And it may also explain why they haven't 
                         tried to get off the Russian sub yet.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         It does?

               
                                     DANNY
                         They can't. You see, they're only as 
                         resilient as the raw materials they're 
                         made of. These ones aren't like the 
                         ones on Thor's ship, though. They'll 
                         rust or short circuit in the water. 
                         They're less sophisticated and they're 
                         vulnerable.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         I'm sorry. It sounds like you're now 
                         saying that blowing up the ship will 
                         easily destroy them. If that's the case, 
                         why don't we just do it right now?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Because, there's still one bug that 
                         could survive.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The one that survived Thor's ship.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (A light bulb finally comes on! He 
                         hits his head) God!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Right. It's the one that started all 
                         this by killing the entire crew of that 
                         ship. We have to make sure this doesn't 
                         happen again.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Reviewing the tapes from earlier) Mother 
                         bug.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         (To Siler) It's a little dark. (Siler 
                         types something, and enhances the picture 
                         to show the mother bug's outline inside 
                         the pod.)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         It's incorporated itself into the mother 
                         --- bug.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will return with you, O'Neill.

               
                                     JACK
                         Ya sure?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh, look, every other bug on that sub 
                         will probably be pretty upset when you 
                         kill MOM.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah! That'd be a fair reaction.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Could we not create a diversion? The 
                         replicators are attracted to bursts 
                         of energy, are they not?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         A small charge on the upper level, draw 
                         them away from mom. They're in a containable 
                         situation. Now's our shot.
 
               
                                     SILLER
                         The sub's diesel engines just started.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         The replicators are trying to move?!
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         We're anchored for now, but you better 
                         get out there before they decide to 
                         dive.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Looking at a big ship that's blue being 
                         circled by 3 red smaller ships. These 
                         are the ones infected by the replicators) 
                         So, how long before they reach your 
                         planet?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         2 hours.

               
                                     SAM
                         Your ships can go much faster than light 
                         speed! I've seen you fly clear across 
                         the galaxy in no time.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM
                         So, why are the bug's ships going so 
                         slow?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         In order to generate the subspace field 
                         required to travel at hyper speed, the 
                         full power of the generators is required. 
                         Presently, they are using that power 
                         to replicate.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So, if they DID decide to go to hyper-speed, 
                         it would mean no shields or weapons?
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         Yes. But remember, the replicators do 
                         not care about time as we do.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Right. They're not in a hurry. (Thinks) 
                         How do they get control of your ships 
                         in the first place?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         The replicators are capable of modifying 
                         our own weapon technology beyond our 
                         understanding.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         But I thought they learned everything 
                         they know from you.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         It is possible they have gathered information 
                         from sources other than the Asguard.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         OK! The bottom line is we can't touch 
                         them, but they can easily take over 
                         this ship, and blow it to smithereens 
                         if they wanted ?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM
                         So why don't they?

               
                                     THOR
                         We have shown no signs of aggression, 
                         and this ship's technology is less advanced 
                         than that of the ships they currently 
                         occupy.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Closes her eyes) I'm not really helping, 
                         am I?
 
               
               Back to Earth ---

               
                                     JACK
                         (Laying explosives) Charge is set.
 
                         
               
                                     SILLER
                         (To Danny) They're submerging.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         (Into phone) Yes, Sir.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack, the sub is diving.

               
                                     JACK
                         (After scene of diving sub is shown) 
                         Yeah, we got that. Heading to the battery 
                         deck.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (After seeing Teal'C POV of Jack getting 
                         fuzzy ) We're loosing their signal.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         It's OK. The sub can't dive below periscope 
                         depth running on diesel engines.
 
               
                                     SILLER
                         Underwater radio transmitters boosters 
                         launched.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         How do they get out if the sub's underwater?
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Escape hatch. (Into phone) Yes, Sir! 
                         (Danny looks at both screens)
 
               
                                     THOR
                         You are tired.

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah.

               
                                     THOR
                         This is another advantage the replicators 
                         have over us. They do not require rest.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (Holding one of the food blocks) But 
                         they do have to eat?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         Yes, in order to replicate.

               
                                     SAM
                         and they ARE what they eat, right? What's 
                         the strongest material you know of?
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         We have just developed a new alloy of 
                         naquata, triennium, and carbon. It was 
                         used to create the hull of THE O'NEILL.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Can that ship reach hyper-speed yet?
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM
                         Can it be flown using auto-pilot or 
                         some sort of remote control?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         Why?

               
                                     SAM
                         So we can get the replicators to chase 
                         after it.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         It is possible, however ---

               
                                     SAM
                         This ship is everything they're looking 
                         for! It'll look like an all-you-can-eat 
                         buffet!
 
               
                                     THOR
                         But it is not completed. They will capture 
                         it, and consume it's technology.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Not if you rig it to self-destruct.
 
                         
               
                                     THOR
                         I do not understand.

               
                                     SAM
                         OK! You said that the bugs can't use 
                         shields or weapons in hyper-speed. If 
                         THE O'NEILL enters hyper-speed, the 
                         bugs will have to in order to follow 
                         it. What we do is we blow THE O'NEILL, 
                         and take the bugs with it!
 
               
                                     THOR
                         Major Carter, you are suggesting we 
                         destroy the most advanced Asguard attack 
                         vessel ever created before it is even 
                         finished.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I know!

               
                                     THOR
                         THE O'NEILL is our last hope of successfully 
                         attacking replicator-infested ships.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         It won't attack ANYTHING if the bugs 
                         get to your planet before it's finished. 
                         You said yourself, you didn't think 
                         the answer had anything to do with your 
                         own technology anymore.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         But if the replicators do not follow 
                         THE O'NEILL ---
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We have to believe they will.

               
                                     THOR
                         Then if the replicators are able to 
                         infest THE O'NEILL, and disable the 
                         self-destruct ---
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Then they will consume the ship, and 
                         it's technology, and we will have created 
                         the most advanced replicators yet. I 
                         know! It's a risk.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         A risk we can not take. (Sam signs)
 
                         
               
               Back to sub, Jack sets of the explosive, the bugs take the bait.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         The whole reason that I am here is to 
                         suggest a strategy that you would NEVER 
                         think of. You keep trying to defeat 
                         them by building better technology, 
                         and they keep absorbing it, and becoming 
                         more advanced. You HAVE to use that 
                         against them! We KNOW they'll go after 
                         THE O'NEILL, because it's the most advanced 
                         ship you have. They'll think you're 
                         trying to keep it from them. They won't 
                         expect you to blow it up, it's a tactic 
                         they've never seen before.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         It's a tactic we'd never consider.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Exactly! I mean, other wise, we'd just 
                         stand here, and watch them invade your 
                         world. I'm sorry! Maybe it's a really 
                         STUPID idea, but isn't that why I'm 
                         here?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         Then we should try it. (He disappears)
 
                         
               
               Back to sub, Jack throws a grenade into the room with the Queen. 
               They close the door for the explosion, then open it again. She's 
               fine!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Son of a BITCH! (Shoots his gun at it.)
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe you got it, O'Neill.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Walks over to the escape hatch, and 
                         sees the replicators have built a door 
                         over it.) What the HELL?! (Shoots the 
                         replicator door, and it rebuilds its 
                         self)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill!

               
                                     JACK
                         Seeing a bunch of pissed off little 
                         techno bugs!) Oh, crap!
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Colonel O'Neill, is there any way you 
                         can make it to the escape hatch?
 
               
                                     SILLER
                         The anchor line just snapped.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Is there anything we can do?

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Best thing we can do right now is try 
                         and chase them into shallow water, and 
                         hope that they surface.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No, there's not enough time for that.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'C! Let's try this. (Opens an escape 
                         hatch, puts his head in, and a bug jumps 
                         down. He shoots it. It's followed by 
                         many more coming down) All right! Forget 
                         that! (The bugs have eaten thru a door, 
                         and Teal'C starts shooting them) You 
                         better go ahead and blow this thing!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         That's not exactly a positive attitude, 
                         Jack!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Taking off his helmet, and looking 
                         into it.) (Over noise of Bugs, screaming) 
                         LISTEN TO ME! WE ARE NOT GETTING OUT 
                         OF HERE! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! BLOW 
                         IT!!!!!!!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Also yelling) JACK! ---

               
                                     JACK
                         DANIEL, PLEASE!!!!!! (Pause, can't hear 
                         over bug noise) (Read lips, he said 
                         move your, but it wasn't audible) ASS 
                         BEFORE I GET EATEN ALIVE BY THE (Inaudible, 
                         I read the lips again, he said God.) 
                         DAMN BUGS. (Poor Danny looks like he's 
                         gonna cry!) DAVIS! GIVE THE ORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
                         (Davis looks at Danny )
 
               
                                     THOR
                         The O'NEILL has been launched.

               
                                     SAM
                         (The O'NEILL passes by the replicators, 
                         and they start chasing her.) They're 
                         chasing it!
 
               
                                     THOR
                         THE O'NEILL Will now enter hyper-speed. 
                         (She goes into hyper-speed, being closely 
                         followed by the replicators)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (After THE O'NEILL explodes, taking 
                         the 3 ships with her.) It worked! (Sonic 
                         boom) Yes! (Hugs Thor.) OH! I'm sorry, 
                         I didn't hurt you, did I?
 
               
                                     THOR
                         I am fine.

               
                                     SAM
                         We did it!

               
                                     THOR
                         It was YOUR stupid idea, Major Carter. 
                         (She smiles that pretty smile)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (After seeing Jack and Teal'C being 
                         literally taken over by the bugs thru 
                         Jack's helmet-camera.) Ok! OK!
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Fire on target.

               
                                     SILLER
                         DALLAS is firing torpedoes. 8 seconds 
                         to impact. BLACKBIRD attempting evasive 
                         maneuver. Torpedoes still on target. 
                         3 seconds. (Shot of sub being hit) Direct 
                         hit.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (After seeing a Shot of Jack falling 
                         down on the ground. Bugs all around 
                         him, one crawling on his back. A bright 
                         light appears, making him disappear!) 
                         They're OK!
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         (Who had his face in his hands, not 
                         wanting to look at the screen) What?!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Stuttering) The --- the --- (Pointing 
                         up) the --- th --- th --- they're OK! 
                         (Is Danny crying?? Well, he has unshed 
                         tears) (Davis puts his hand on Danny's 
                         shoulder.)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Appearing in the fetal position on 
                         Thor's ship) Now, THAT'S timing!!!!!!!!
 
                         
               
                                     SAM 
                         We came as soon as we could, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Getting up, and crawling toward Teal'C) 
                         Teal'C, you all right? (Put his hand 
                         on Teal'C 's shoulder, then his head)
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am, O'Neill.

               
                                     SAM
                         I take it things weren't going well.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, we had things handled pretty good.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         So the bugs are all taken care of down 
                         there?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Pretty much. You? (Smiles)

               
                                     SAM
                         We kicked their asses.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Raised eyebrow) They had asses?!

               
                                     SAM
                         (Laughs) The Asguard had this big new 
                         ship, THE O'NEILL ---
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Standing up, and smiling) Oh, yeah?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         But --- we had to blow it up. (Jack 
                         looses his smile)
 
               
                                     THOR
                         The Asguard are most grateful. One day 
                         we will repay you by helping to fight 
                         the Goa'Uld.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         One day?

               
                                     THOR
                         Saving one Asguard planet is a small 
                         victory, O'Neill. The conflict with 
                         the replicators stretches across my 
                         galaxy. Major Carter's strategy worked 
                         this time, (Jack looks at Sam, who looks 
                         back) but the replicators are very intelligent, 
                         it may not work again.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I get it.

               
                                     THOR
                         However, now there is hope where once 
                         there was none.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You ever need any more dumb ideas, you 
                         know where to find me.
 
               
                                     THOR
                         Until we meet again.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. Hey, listen! Stop by anytime. 
                         In fact, I'll take ya fishin'. I'd love 
                         to do that. There's this lake in Minnesota 
                         where the bass grow (Sam and Teal'C 
                         look bored) THAT big --- (Bright light)
 
                         
               
               THE END

               
               

Small Victories



Writers :   Robert C. Cooper
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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