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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 614

                                   "SMOKE & MIRRORS"

                                           By

                             Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie




               SGC - JONAS' LAB

               Jonas, Sam and Teal'c are watching a TV. Sam has the remote.
 
               
               
                                     REPORTER
                         "The assassination of Senator Kinsey 
                         has sent shock waves through Washington. 
                         With his parties' national convention 
                         just weeks away, the Senator was considered 
                         by many to be their most likely choice 
                         for second spot on the presidential 
                         ticket. Political maneuvering..."
 
                         
               
               Jack walks in wearing civvies (a cream colored button down shirt 
               with sunglasses hung around his neck).
 
                                     JACK
                         "Hey!" (All look at him, Sam hits the 
                         mute button.) "I'm back. What'd I miss?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Sir, Senator Kinsey is dead. He was 
                         shot."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "What?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yeah, it's been all over the news for 
                         three days."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "I've been on vacation."

               
                                     SAM
                         "It looks like it was a professional 
                         hit. The shooter took him out from a 
                         hotel room across the street and then 
                         just disappeared."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Any suspects?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Police aren't saying anything."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "It is reasonable to assume that a man 
                         in Senator Kinsey's position would have 
                         a great many enemies."
 
               
               Jack cocks his brow in a "well, you got a point there" kind of 
               look just as General Hammond enters the lab with a couple of 
               Sfs.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Colonel?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "General..."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I'm sorry to have to this but these 
                         men are here to escort you to Peterson. 
                         From there you'll be flown to Andrews 
                         and then turned over to the civilian 
                         authorities in Washington."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Sir, what is this?"

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Colonel O'Neill is under arrest for 
                         the murder of Senator Kinsey."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "What?"

               
                                     SF1
                         "You'll have to come with us, sir."
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         "I don't think so."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Colonel..."

               
                                     JACK
                         "General, I've been on vacation."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I believe you, Jack, but for the moment, 
                         we're going to have to cooperate."
 
                         
               
               
               SGC - STAIRWAY TO THE BRIEFING ROOM

               Sam and Hammond are walking up the stairs, followed by Teal'c 
               and Jonas.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "There's no way Colonel O'Neill could 
                         have done this."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I'm aware of that, Major, but my hands 
                         are tied."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "How could they possibly think that 
                         he's responsible? He wasn't even in 
                         Washington."
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         "Actually...it looks like he was."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Major Davis is acting as liaison between 
                         the Pentagon and the District Attorney. 
                         He has a report for us. Major?"
 
               They all take seats at the table and Davis fires up the presentation 
               screen.
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         "Thank you, sir. This was taken from 
                         a security camera in a hotel across 
                         the street from where the shooting occurred, 
                         just a couple of minutes after it happened." 
                         (He pauses the video on a shot of Jack 
                         in the khaki pants and black shirt.) 
                         "Now, the trajectory of the bullet indicates 
                         that the shot did, in fact, come from 
                         this hotel."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "That doesn't prove anything."

               
                                     DAVIS
                         "No, but based on this evidence, the 
                         FBI attained search warrants to search 
                         both the Colonel's house and his cabin. 
                         They didn't find anything but one of 
                         the neighbors told them that they saw 
                         Colonel O'Neill dumping something down 
                         by the lake. They sent down a diver 
                         who...came up with this." (He opens 
                         a folder and shows them photos of rifle.) 
                         "Ballistics match it with the bullet 
                         that killed Senator Kinsey. Well, I 
                         don't know what else to say, sir. It's 
                         certainly no secret that there was bad 
                         blood between them."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Oh, come on...they had a few run-ins. 
                         That's hardly a motive for murder."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Okay, I've read the file on Kinsey, 
                         but it is a little vague."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "The Senator was involved with a group 
                         of individuals who were unhappy with 
                         the way Stargate Command was being run."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "They tried to blackmail General Hammond 
                         into resigning. Colonel O'Neill found 
                         evidence connecting Kinsey to their 
                         illegal activities and threatened to 
                         go public with it unless he got them 
                         to back off."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "So, technically, Kinsey was protecting 
                         the SGC."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "True, but I don't think he was very 
                         happy about it."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Still, that's not a motive to kill 
                         the guy, that's a motive to keep him 
                         alive."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Unfortunately, we can divulge none 
                         of this information to the civilian 
                         authorities."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Senator Kinsey was shot in broad daylight 
                         on a public street in front of a dozen 
                         civilian witnesses. If we tried to shift 
                         this it a military court, it would be 
                         a political disaster for the current 
                         administration."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "With all due respect, sir, the current 
                         administration owes a lot to the Colonel."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I'm aware of that, Major, as is the 
                         President. Unfortunately, there's nothing 
                         he can do for Colonel O'Neill at this 
                         time. On the other hand, I'm not a politician. 
                         Which is why I'm suspending SG-1's off-world 
                         duties and assigning the three of you 
                         to get to the bottom of this. You have 
                         the full resources of this command at 
                         your disposal."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Thank you, sir."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Dismissed."

               Hammond and SG-1 leave the briefing room. Davis remains at the 
               table, looking at the image of Jack on the presentation screen.
 
               
               
               
               MILITARY INCARCERATION FACILITY

               Jonas and Teal'c are in visitation room awaiting Jack's arrival. 
               Jack is brought in, hands chained together and chained to his 
               feet. He is wearing a grey prison uniform. He take as seat at 
               a table opposite Jonas and Teal'c.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Colonel...how are you...doing?"

               
                                     JACK
                         "I'm accused of a murder I didn't commit. 
                         How do you think I'm doing?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "When are you supposed to get transferred 
                         to Washington?"
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Couple of days."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "General Hammond has suspended our off-world 
                         duties in order that we may investigate 
                         this situation further."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Unfortunately, it's not going very 
                         well."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "There is evidence that places you at 
                         the scene of the shooting."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "I was fishing. Look...Kinsey wasn't 
                         exactly my best buddy, and on occasion, 
                         I felt like beating the crap out of 
                         him, but I didn't kill him."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "They...somehow...have a video that 
                         clearly places you in Washington D. 
                         C. three days ago."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "I don't believe this."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "We know you've been on secret missions 
                         before. We're not always privy to the 
                         details..."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "I wasn't on a mission, Jonas. I was 
                         in Minnesota, on vacation."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Did you encounter anyone that can verify 
                         your story?"
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "I was twenty miles away from the closest 
                         town. Alone. That was the point."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Perhaps this is all part of an elaborate 
                         plan...and those responsible chose to 
                         act at a time when they knew you would 
                         have no alibi."
 
               
               
               SGC - BRIEFING ROOM

               SG-1 is talking with Hammond.

               
                                     SAM
                         "I checked the video tape to see if 
                         it had been doctored, but it appears 
                         to be genuine."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "So, either that is Colonel O'Neill 
                         or someone who happens to look exactly 
                         like him."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "We have encountered duplicating technology 
                         before."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "I was thinking the exact same thing, 
                         but those mimic devices are under heavy 
                         guard."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Mimic devices? Someone want to fill 
                         me in?"
 
               
               Sam looks at Hammond, who pauses and sighs before answering.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Three years ago we had a foothold situation 
                         here at the SGC. Aliens gained control 
                         by using mimic devices to impersonate 
                         and replace base personnel, including 
                         myself."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Why haven't I heard about this before?"
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Because of the seriousness of the security 
                         breach, a decision was made to erase 
                         all mention of the incident from official 
                         records."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Well, where are these devices now?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Area 51."

               
               
               AREA 51

               Sam (in dress blues) and an Area 51 scientist are entering a 
               secure holding facility. We see a wall of drawers with laser 
               beams providing a grid of protection in front of the wall.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         "How many do you have?"

               
                                     SCIENTIST
                         "We recovered 12 from the SGC." (She 
                         places her hand on a palm reading device 
                         and the lasers shut down.) "They're 
                         all stored here."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Has anyone been studying them recently?"
 
                         
               
                                     SCIENTIST
                         "We've all be focusing on the X-303." 
                         (She moves to a drawer, punches in a 
                         key code and then presses her thumb 
                         on a print reader. The drawer opens 
                         up to reveal 12 mimic devices). "There 
                         we go. All present and accounted for."
 
                         
               Sam reaches in to pick up one of the devices and look it over.
 
               
               
               
               MILITARY INCARCERATION FACILITY

               Sam (still in dress blues) places one of the mimic devices on 
               the table in front of Jack. This time Sam and Jonas are visiting 
               Jack.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "It's a fake. All the mimic devices 
                         were switched."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Someone duplicated the duplicators?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "The last reported test of those devices 
                         was six months ago. It could have been 
                         taken any time after that."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "There has got to be some way that we 
                         can use this to clear you."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "I don't think the alien technology 
                         defense is gonna fly."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "If I'm understanding this correctly, 
                         there is someone walking around out 
                         there that can make himself look exactly 
                         like you at the push of a button. That's 
                         gotta be relevant."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "It's classified information, Jonas." 
                         (Jonas shakes his head in disbelief 
                         and frustration.) "But, we can use it 
                         to find the real assassin...maybe."
 
                         
               
               
               Commercial Break

               
               
               SGC - JONAS' LAB

               Sam (still in dress blues), Teal'c and Jonas are talking.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "So, how do these things work?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, it's a two part process. First 
                         you take somebody and pass them through 
                         a large scanning device which then uploads 
                         their exact image into a holographic 
                         sequencer."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Which...looks like this."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Exactly. Then you place that sequencer 
                         somewhere on your body and activate 
                         it, and you instantly take on the appearance 
                         of the person you scanned."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Was the scanning device taken?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "No. It's still at Area 51. We checked 
                         it out."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "So, whoever did this can only impersonate 
                         a limited number of people?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "12 to be precise, including Colonel 
                         O'Neill, Dr. Fraiser and Daniel."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "What about General Hammond?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "The alien impersonating him was trapped 
                         in the 'gate room along with several 
                         others. They activated some kind of 
                         self-destruct and blew themselves up. 
                         In case you're wondering, Teal'c and 
                         I were never scanned."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "That's good to know."

               
                                     SAM
                         "I've requested all the personnel files 
                         on everyone who had access to these 
                         devices. I'd like the two of you to 
                         check them out. "
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "What about you?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "I'm going to Washington. I need to 
                         look up an old acquaintance."
 
               
               
               WASHINGTON D. C.

               Sam (still in dress blues) walks into an office building and 
               approaches a secretary.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Major Carter...I'm here to see Agent 
                         Barrett."
 
               The secretary gets up and shows Sam through a door into Barrett's 
               office. Barrett is seated behind his desk.
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Major Carter, I was wondering how long 
                         it would be before you came by. Welcome 
                         to NID Headquarters."
 
               
               SGC - JONAS' LAB

               Teal'c is pacing around while Jonas looks at a computer screen.
 
               
               
                                     JONAS
                         "In three years, only 8 people at Area 
                         51 have had authorized access to the 
                         mimic devices."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "We must speak to them all."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Most of them have been transferred 
                         to the X-303 project, so they're still 
                         living in Nevada. Wait a minute...there's 
                         something..." (We see a picture and 
                         information on the computers screen.) 
                         "Dr. Brent Langham."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Deceased."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Killed in an automobile accident three 
                         weeks ago."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Given the circumstance, that would 
                         appear to be a highly unlikely coincidence."
 
                         
               
               
               NID HEADQUARTERS - BARRETT'S OFFICE

               Sam is now sitting in a chair opposite on the other side of Barrett's 
               desk.
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "What exactly are you implying here, 
                         Major? That the NID had a hand in the 
                         assassination of a U. S. Senator?"
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Very few organizations have the resources 
                         to pull off something like this."
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "And the man accused of the crime happens 
                         to belong to one of them."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "The SGC is not behind this."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Senator Kinsey was no friend of the 
                         Stargate Command. In fact, he tried 
                         to take you down more than once."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "We don't engage in criminal activity, 
                         Agent Barrett. Which is more than I 
                         can say for the NID."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "If you're referring to the Prometheus 
                         incident, that was orchestrated by a 
                         handful of rogue agents."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "What about Steveston, Oregon? You sat 
                         by and watched while the Goa'uld took 
                         over an entire town of innocent civilians."
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "That was an officially sanctioned operation, 
                         that would have succeeded if it wasn't 
                         for your interference."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Are you kidding me? You're agents were 
                         compromised and your organization was 
                         about to be infiltrated."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Look Major," (Barrett picks up a piece 
                         of paper and begins writing on it.) 
                         "the video tape of Colonel O'Neill clearly 
                         places him at the scene of the crime. 
                         And the murder weapon was found near 
                         his cabin. So..." (He pushes the note 
                         across the desk for Sam to read.) "If 
                         you'll excuse me..." (Sam reads the 
                         note which says "Stanton Park 3 p.m.".) 
                         "I've got work to do."
 
               She nods and gets up to leave.

               
               
               STANTON PARK

               Agent Barrett is seated on a bench reading a newspaper. Sam approaches 
               wearing a lt. blue skirt and sweater with a white t-shirt.
 
               
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "You know, it says here that by 2075 
                         the Earth's oceans will be to warm to 
                         sustain most coral reefs. And once they're 
                         gone, the entire ecosystem of the planet 
                         will collapse."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "That's a cheerful thought."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "We spend all of our time trying to 
                         protect the world from the Goa'uld, 
                         maybe we should worry a little more 
                         about protecting it from ourselves."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "What are we doing out here, Agent Barrett?"
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "My office is bugged. It's standard 
                         procedure to record all conversations 
                         that take place at NID Headquarters. 
                         What I'm about to tell you, Major, nobody 
                         else can know, especially my superiors."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "What're you talking about?

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "There's a cancer at the NID, a shadow 
                         organization that operates outside the 
                         law. It's time they were exposed for 
                         who they really are."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "I agree."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "The Prometheus incident - that was 
                         the last straw. After that, I was called 
                         to the White House for an assignment."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "What does this have to do with Colonel 
                         O'Neill?"
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Senator Kinsey was working for me. 
                         He was about to give me enough evidence 
                         to bring down the entire leadership 
                         of the shadow group."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "How did you convince him to do that?"
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Let's just say I know about a few of 
                         the skeletons in the Senator's closet. 
                         And, it is an election year."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "You blackmailed him."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "I'll do whatever it takes to bring 
                         these people down, Major."
 
               
               
                                     TIME JUMP FORWARD
                         Sam and Barrett are walking in the park.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "So, who else knows about this?"

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "As of this moment, the President, a 
                         few members of his staff and you."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "You're working alone?"

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "The smaller the operation, the less 
                         chance of it being compromised. You 
                         have no idea how far the corruption 
                         goes, Major. Not even the SGC is immune."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Then you're taking a big risk talking 
                         to me."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "I need your help. Besides, I think 
                         there's more that you're not telling 
                         me. You've seen the evidence against 
                         Colonel O'Neill, what makes you so sure 
                         that he's innocent?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "When you work with someone that long, 
                         you just know."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "No, there's something more than that. 
                         There's something you're not telling 
                         me."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "You're job requires you to be suspicious 
                         of everybody, even your co-workers. 
                         Where I come from, we trust each other 
                         with our lives every day. Maybe that's 
                         something you can't understand."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Well, I guess it's never to late to 
                         learn."
 
               
               
               SGC - BRIEFING ROOM

               Jonas, Teal'c, Dr. Fraiser and General Hammond are present.
 
               
               
                                     JONAS
                         "When the mimic devices were first brought 
                         to Area 51 a team of eight scientists 
                         was assigned to study them. The Pentagon 
                         was hoping to be able to adapt the devices 
                         for use in the field. However, while 
                         the original holographic images that 
                         were created by the aliens seemed to 
                         last indefinitely, those that were created 
                         by the scientist in the lab were only 
                         sustainable for three to four minutes 
                         at a time due to problems with electromagnetic 
                         interference. So, the project was scaled 
                         back and five of the original team members 
                         were reassigned. The remaining three 
                         were Dr. Singh, Dr. Healey, and this 
                         fellow..." (He uses the remote to change 
                         the picture on the screen to display 
                         the record for Dr. Langham.) "...Dr. 
                         Brent Langham. They continued working 
                         on the devices for another six months 
                         with no new breakthroughs. Finally, 
                         the entire project was shut down and, 
                         uh, Dr. Healey and Dr. Singh were transferred 
                         to the X-303 project."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "And Dr. Langham?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "He was supposedly killed in car crash 
                         two days before the transfer was due 
                         to take effect."
 
               
                                     JANET
                         "The body was burned beyond recognition. 
                         He was identified through dental records, 
                         but the coroner missed something. The 
                         toxicology report came back clean, no 
                         signs of any drugs or alcohol in the 
                         victim's blood."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Why is that unusual?"

               
                                     JANET
                         "Well, Dr. Langham was epileptic. His 
                         condition required him to take regular 
                         dosed of anti-convulsant drugs. There 
                         should have been traces of those drugs 
                         in his blood."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "The dental records were falsified. 
                         The body recovered at the crash site 
                         was someone else."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "So, you're saying this Dr. Langham 
                         took the mimic device and engineered 
                         his own disappearance?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Or someone engineered it for him."
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         "Okay, are we suggesting then that this 
                         scientist shot Kinsey?"
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "I doubt it. He didn't have any paramilitary 
                         training."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Perhaps Dr. Langham merely provided 
                         the mimic devices for a fee."
 
               
                                     JANET
                         "But he can lead us to whoever was responsible."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I don't care what it takes, I want 
                         you to find this Dr. Langham."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yes, sir."

               
               
               Commercial Break

               
               
               WASHINGTON D.C.

               A rental car pulls up outside a warehouse. Sam is driving and 
               Barrett is in the passenger seat.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Okay...what is this?"

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "The rifle used to kill Senator Kinsey 
                         was not the kind of thing you could 
                         pick up at your local sporting goods 
                         store. This is a one-stop shop for unregistered 
                         weapons. High-end merchandise, professional 
                         clientele. There's a good chance our 
                         shooter was here."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "If you know they're selling illegal 
                         guns, why don't you shut them down?"
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "I allow them to operate in exchange 
                         for information. Sometimes you've got 
                         to cross the line, Major. You've just 
                         got to know when to step back." (He 
                         waves at a security camera as they approach 
                         the building. A large man opens the 
                         door for them, Barrett steps through.) 
                         "Hey, Leo."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Leo..."

               They continue into the warehouse. It is a large concrete room 
               filled with weapons and gear. They walk to a desk and sit in 
               chairs facing the desk. There is a man dressed in designer duds 
               behind the desk, also sitting. There are also several body guard 
               present.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         "Agent Barrett...when're you going to 
                         get yourself a new suit?"
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Black is good for any occasion."

               
                                     MAN
                         "Yeah, it's also thinning. Who's your 
                         friend?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Major Samantha Carter, United States 
                         Air Force."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "We can talk in front of her."

               
                                     MAN
                         "What can I do for you?"

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "We want to know about a 700 with a 
                         customized breakdown stock."
 
               
                                     MAN
                         "Yeah? I moved one last week."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, in all likelihood, the weapon 
                         you sold was used to assassinate a United 
                         States Senator."
 
               
                                     MAN
                         "What's your point?"

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Was the buyer a regular customer?"
 
                         
               
                                     MAN
                         "No, I'd never seen him before."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Is that the guy?"

               
                                     MAN
                         "That's the guy."

               Sam closes her eyes at the unwelcome news. Barrett looks over 
               at her. She begins looking around as a thought occurs to her.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         "Did he look at any other weapons besides 
                         the 700?"
 
               
                                     MAN
                         "Yeah, as a matter of fact, he did." 
                         (He gestures with his head and Leo picks 
                         up a rifle.) "A sound-suppressed revolver 
                         rifle."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Did he handle it?"

               
                                     MAN
                         "Sure."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Was he wearing gloves?"

               
                                     MAN
                         "No."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Has anybody handled it since?"

               
                                     MAN
                         "No, just Leo here."

               
                                     SAM
                         "How much?"

               
               
               WASHINGTON D. C. - SAM'S HOTEL ROOM.

               Sam is looking at fingerprints on a computer screen.

               
                                     SAM
                         "There's one full set of prints and 
                         one partial on the second rifle, but 
                         neither of them match Colonel O'Neill."
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "It's a little strange."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, assuming that full set matches 
                         our friend Leo, that would mean that 
                         the partial belongs to the shooter."
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Maybe."

               
                                     SAM
                         "It's the best lead we have."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "The shooter probably won't have a criminal 
                         record. In fact, there's a good chance 
                         he may not exist on any database at 
                         all."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Except maybe NID personnel files. You 
                         said it yourself, Agent Barrett. There's 
                         a cancer in your organization. Kinsey 
                         was going to bring them down, so they 
                         had him killed. So, did they hire an 
                         outside contractor...or use one of their 
                         own?"
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Give me the disk." (Sam takes the disk 
                         out of the computer and hands it to 
                         him.) "I'll check the files and call 
                         you in a couple of hours." (She nods 
                         and he heads for the door. He opens 
                         it and turns back.) "Good call checking 
                         for a second weapon."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Thanks."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "You're welcome."

               He closes the door behind him.

               
               
               SGC - JONAS' LAB

               Janet is at the computer. Teal'c is standing next to her. Jonas 
               is futher in the foreground.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "So, where do we start?"

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "It is probable that Dr. Langham has 
                         assumed a new identity."
 
               Jonas walks over to stand behind Janet.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yeah, new name, new address, new social 
                         security number..."
 
               
                                     JANET
                         "He can't change his medical condition."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Do not many thousands of people in 
                         this country suffer from this affliction?"
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         "Yes, but there's a wide range of treatments 
                         that vary from case to case. See, Dr. 
                         Langham was on a very specific combination 
                         of drugs, including primidone and carbamazepine. 
                         So, we can access the national pharmaceutical 
                         database and focus on new prescriptions 
                         written in the past three weeks. We 
                         then cross reference that with age and 
                         gender and we should be able to narrow 
                         down the field." (Teal'c nods his head 
                         in understanding.)
 
               
               
               WASHINGTON D. C.

               Sam is sitting in the rental car, parked on the street and talking 
               on the phone to Hammond.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Have Teal'c and Jonas found anything 
                         yet?"
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "They have a lead on a missing scientist 
                         from Area 51. They think he may have 
                         been the one who took the mimic devices."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, if it turns the shooter was NID, 
                         we should be able to track him using 
                         the fingerprints we found on the second 
                         rifle."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "What about this Agent Barrett? Are 
                         you sure you can trust him?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "I don't know. I think so."

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "You know you're not authorized to tell 
                         him about the foothold incident. Technically, 
                         I shouldn't have even told Jonas."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "I know, sir. I'm hoping it won't come 
                         to that. I'll keep you posted, sir."
 
                         
               (She hangs up the phone just as Barrett gets in the car.) "So?"
 
               
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "You were right. The prints match an 
                         NID agent named Mark Devlin."
 
               (He opens a folder and shows her a file. Sam starts up the car 
               and drives away.)
 
               
               
               SOME NEIGHBORHOOD.

               Teal'c and Jonas pull up to a curb in front of a house in a silver 
               car. Teal'c is driving. They get out and walk to the house. Both 
               are wearing civilian clothes and Teal'c is wearing a bucket hat.
 
               
               
                                     JONAS
                         "How'd you learn to drive?"

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "It was Daniel Jackson that instructed 
                         me."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "When was that?"

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "I believe the year was 1969."

               Teal'c knocks on the door to the house. A few seconds later a 
               man answer the door.
 
               
                                     ZWYDEL
                         "Can I help you?

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Yeah, we're looking for a mister..." 
                         (Jonas looks down at the file he is 
                         carrying. The man at the door looks 
                         nothing like Dr. Langham.) "David Zwydel."
 
                         
               
                                     ZWYDEL
                         "Yeah, that's me. What's this about?"
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Our apologies. You are not the man 
                         we are looking for."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Sorry, I must have made a mistake...uh, 
                         have a good day." (The man gives a little 
                         wave and closes the door. Teal'c and 
                         Jonas start to leave.) "That guy look 
                         familiar to you?"
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "He did not."

               
                                     JONAS
                         "Really? God, he looked familiar to 
                         me." (Then stopping himself and Teal'c) 
                         "No...wait, wait, wait. I know that 
                         guy. When I first came to Stargate Command, 
                         he was one of the Airmen in the 'gate 
                         room. I'm positive." (Both Teal'c and 
                         Jonas return quickly to the front door. 
                         They knock on the door again.) "Mr. 
                         Zwydel..." (Teal'c doesn't wait for 
                         an answer and tries to open the door.) 
                         "Mr. Zwydel!" (The duo looks at each 
                         other.) "Around back."
 
               
               Jonas goes around the house. Teal'c goes off in another direction. 
               We see Zwydel run out of the back of his house and over his back 
               fence as Jonas begins pursuit. Zwydel runs down the alley behind 
               his house, turning to watch Jonas following. Zwydel runs past 
               a van and just as he reaches the back end of the van, Teal'c 
               steps out and clotheslines Zwydel with his arm. Zwydel falls 
               to the ground unconscious.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Nice shot."

               
               Teal'c bends down and tears Zwydel's shirt open to reveal a mimic 
               device on his chest. Teal'c removes the device and the hologram 
               of Zwydel dissolves to reveal Dr. Langham.
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Dr. Langham, I presume."

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Indeed."

               
               
               Commercial Break

               
               
               SGC - BRIEFING ROOM

               Jonas and Teal'c are reporting to Hammond.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "You found Dr. Langham?"

               
                                     JONAS
                         "He's in a holding cell on level 16."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Well done. Has he said anything?"
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "No, sir. We're letting him sweat, but 
                         he did ask for a lawyer."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "That could be a problem. We're not 
                         exactly following proper procedure here."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Sir, this guy stole top-secret material 
                         and is an accessory to murder."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Dr. Langham is also the only one that 
                         can verify Colonel O'Neill's innocence."
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Not necessarily. Major Carter and Agent 
                         Barrett are pursuing a lead that may 
                         take them to the real assassin."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "And if it doesn't?"

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "I know how you feel. No one wants Colonel 
                         O'Neill back more than I do, but this 
                         is a delicate situation. I understand 
                         this man had some injuries when you 
                         brought him in?"
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "Dr. Langham was reluctant to accompany 
                         us back to the SGC. He required some 
                         convincing."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "All I'm saying is we have to be careful. 
                         We're operating way outside our jurisdiction 
                         and like it or not, this man has rights."
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "He will volunteer the information. 
                         Of that, I am certain."
 
               General Hammond and Teal'c exchange a look.

               
               
               SGC - HOLDING CELL ON LEVEL 16.

               Dr. Langham is seated at a table. There are guards in the room. 
               He hears the beep of the lock on the door being activated. Teal'c 
               opens the door and lingers in the doorway momentarily, for effect. 
               Dr. Langham is visibly nervous. Teal'c walks over and slowly 
               sits down at the table, opposite Langham. Teal'c's eyes never 
               leave Langham's and they do not blink. Teal'c folds his hands 
               on the table in front of him and continues to stare down Langham.
 
               
               
                                     LANGHAM
                         "Look, this is a waste of time. I got 
                         nothin' to say."
 
               
               Teal'c continues to stare at Langham. Langham's eyes repeatedly 
               darting away and then back to see if Teal'c is still staring.
 
               
               
                                     LANGHAM
                         "Okay, yes, I took the mimic devices. 
                         I switched them with the fakes, but 
                         I didn't know what they were planning 
                         to do with them." (Teal'c continues 
                         to stare.) "What? You think I'm part 
                         of some kind of murder conspiracy? Well, 
                         you're wrong." (Teal'c continues to 
                         stare, leaning forward slightly.) "All 
                         right, I'll tell you what I know, but 
                         you have to promise me protection." 
                         (Teal'c's staredown continues.)
 
               
               
               WASHINGTON D. C.

               Sam and Barrett pull up to the curb in front of a house. From 
               inside the house we see Devlin looking out the window and seeing 
               them. Sam pulls out a gun as she approaches the door. She knocks 
               a couple of times and when there is no answer, she puts her gun 
               back and pulls out her lock picking tools.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "I'll get us in."

               
               Barrett gets impatient and decides to kick the door in. Sam gives 
               him a dirty look and follows him in. Both have guns drawn. They 
               get into the kitchen and notice several cans of gasoline wired 
               to a digital timer. There are 7 seconds left on the countdown. 
               Both turn and run out of the house. They make it to the bottom 
               of the stairs before the house explodes and both are thrown forward. 
               Sam lands on her back and Barrett lands on top of her.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "What are you doing?"

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Covering you."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Thank you...get up."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Right."

               They both stare at the burning house.

               
               
               "SGC - HOLDING CELL ON LEVEL 16

               Jonas and Hammond have joined Teal'c.

               
                                     JONAS
                         "When you first switched the devices 
                         with the fakes, where'd you take them?"
 
                         
               
                                     LANGHAM
                         "Washington. They wanted me to take 
                         them myself because they thought using 
                         a middleman would be too risky."
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         "To whom are you referring?"

               
                                     LANGHAM
                         "They call themselves the Committee. 
                         They run the whole show."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "We're going to need names. You're looking 
                         at conspiracy to commit murder."
 
               
                                     LANGHAM
                         "I didn't know they were going to use 
                         the devices to kill anybody. They told 
                         me that they were going to analyze the 
                         technology for possible commercial applications."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "Why would you believe that?"

               
                                     LANGHAM
                         "You don't think money has anything 
                         to do with this? In the last six months 
                         there have been at least 10 new patents 
                         that could be traced back directly to 
                         Area 51. I'm talking industrial chemicals, 
                         metallurgy, computers...you name it."
 
                         
               
                                     JONAS
                         "So, they're selling alien technology?"
 
                         
               
                                     LANGHAM
                         "No, they're buying it. The members 
                         of the Committee aren't spies or secret 
                         agents. They're businessmen. The rogue 
                         NID agents work for them. They've got 
                         hundreds of millions invested and they 
                         expect to make billions in return by 
                         incorporating alien advancements into 
                         their product lines."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "I thought this was about protecting 
                         the planet."
 
               
                                     LANGHAM
                         "Well, nobody said it had to be a non-profit 
                         business."
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Give us the names and we'll ensure 
                         your safety."
 
               
                                     LANGHAM
                         "Oh, well, I'm gonna need a few more 
                         details. You work for the Air Force. 
                         You don't have a witness protection 
                         program."
 
               
                                     JONAS
                         "But we do have the Stargate."

               
                                     LANGHAM
                         "What do you mean?"

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         "Well, if these people are as powerful 
                         as you say they are, there's probably 
                         no where on Earth you'd be safe. Fortunately, 
                         we have other options."
 
               
               
               WASHINGTON D. C. - SAM'S HOTEL ROOM

               Sam and Barrett enter.

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "All right, we need to talk. Who else 
                         knows about this operation at Stargate 
                         Command?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Why?"

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Because we've got a leak, Major."
 
                         
               Sam takes off her coat, lays it on the bed, then lays her gun 
               down on top of it and walks into the bathroom.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Oh, wait a minute..."

               She emerges from the bathroom with a washcloth.

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Agent Devlin was waiting for us. That 
                         means somebody obviously tipped him 
                         off."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Not necessarily. Think about it...you 
                         used a computer to access those personnel 
                         files, right? Maybe somebody tracked 
                         you."
 
               A cell phone rings.

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Don't...don't answer that."

               
                                     SAM
                         "It's General Hammond."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "If they think we're dead, it may be 
                         our only advantage."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "You trust me, you trust my team." (Sitting 
                         on the bed, she answers the phone.) 
                         "Sir, what's happening? Did he talk? 
                         No, that's great news. Yes, sir...understood."
 
                         
               She hangs up. Meanwhile Devlin is rummaging through the mini-fridge 
               in the room. He pulls out a couple of bottles of water.
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "What is it?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "We've got the names of those responsible 
                         for the assassination."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "What's that supposed to mean?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "We have an inside source."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Who?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "I can't."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "This assignment came from the White 
                         House, Major. If you don't tell me what 
                         I need to know, I'm gonna have to make 
                         a phone call. You're the one who's always 
                         talking about trust."
 
               He hands her a water bottle.

               
                                     SAM
                         "The man who shot Kinsey was using a 
                         piece of alien technology, a device 
                         capable of creating a flawless holographic 
                         disguise...in this case, a duplicate 
                         image of Colonel O'Neill. It was a perfect 
                         plan to get rid of Kinsey and the Colonel 
                         at the same time."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Wait a minute, why have I never heard 
                         about this technology before?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "We encountered the devices three years 
                         ago during a foothold situation. It 
                         was a close one. Kinsey was trying to 
                         shut down the Stargate program for being 
                         too risky, so the whole thing was covered 
                         up by Presidential order."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Who's your source?"

               
                                     SAM
                         "A scientist at Area 51. He's the one 
                         who smuggled the devices out."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "That's not enough."

               
                                     SAM
                         "There on to us, Agent Barrett. If we 
                         don't move fast, they're going to disappear."
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "We need more than the testimony of 
                         one scientist who made a deal for immunity."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "That's all we have." (Barrett smiles 
                         kind of funny.) "What?"
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Senator Kinsey's not dead. He's in 
                         a coma. We've got him under 24 hour 
                         guard."
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Why the hell didn't you tell me?"
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Because we needed to keep his condition 
                         a secret for his protection. If and 
                         when he regains consciousness, he'll 
                         be able to provide us with the information 
                         we need to bring these people down."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "So we were both keeping secrets."
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "That's the way the game's played."
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         "You've got a..."

               She motions to her cheek to indicate he has something on his 
               face and then hands him the washcloth she had used to wipe her 
               own face. He wipes his face with it.
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Anyway, the, uh, Pentagon's been informed. 
                         They're sending a man over to the hospital. 
                         Did I...?" He motions to his face, asking 
                         if the mark is gone.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         " Close enough...who are they sending?"
 
                         
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "A liaison officer."

               
                                     SAM
                         "Major Davis?"

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "Major Davis." (Sam gets up and begins 
                         putting her gun and jacket back on.) 
                         "What?"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "There are 12 alien devices capable 
                         of mimicking specific individuals. Major 
                         Davis was one of them."
 
               
               
               WASHINGTON D. C. - A HOSPITAL

               Devlin is seen walking into an elevator. After the doors close, 
               he pulls a mimic device out of his pocket and places it on his 
               chest (oddly enough, on his shirt and not on the skin under the 
               shirt). He suddenly looks like Major Davis. He walks down the 
               hall and approaches a room that has to servicemen guarding the 
               door.
 
               
                                     DEVLIN/DAVIS
                         "Sergeant..."

               
                                     SERGEANT
                         "Major Davis."

               
                                     DEVLIN/DAVIS
                         "I've come to check on the Senator.
 
                         
               
                                     SERGEANT
                         "Yes, sir."

               Devlin/Davis enters the room. He pulls a pistol out and screws 
               on a silencer. We see Kinsey lying on a bed in the room.
 
               
               Commercial Break

               
               
               AN UNDISCLOSED MEETING ROOM

               The members of the Committee (I believe five in all) are sitting 
               at a table.
 
               
                                     COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN
                         "Agent Devlin, how'd it go?"

               
                                     DEVLIN
                         "Kinsey's dead."

               
                                     COMMITTEE MEMBER #2
                         "Are you sure? He was supposed to be 
                         dead the first time."
 
               
                                     DEVLIN
                         "Well, he wasn't wearing a bullet-proof 
                         vest this time. So, yeah, I'm sure. 
                         There were a few complications though." 
                         (We see Devlin/Davis in the hospital 
                         room in flashback. He cocks the pistol 
                         and just then the fire alarms starts 
                         ringing so he has to stow the pistol 
                         in the back waistband of his pants. 
                         The doors open and the guards come in, 
                         followed by doctors and nurses who begin 
                         moving the Senator.
 
               
                                     DEVLIN/DAVIS
                         "What's going on?"

               
                                     SERGEANT
                         "Fire alarm. We need to move him." (They 
                         move Kinsey out of the room and the 
                         Sergeant and his partner move to stop 
                         Devlin/Davis from following.) "We're 
                         gonna have to ask you to wait here, 
                         sir."
 
               
                                     DEVLIN/DAVIS
                         "And why is that, Sergeant?"

               Devlin/Davis suddenly takes out both guards and heads down the 
               hall after Kinsey.
 
               
                                     COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN
                         "Secondary casualties are not our concern. 
                         Major Davis can answer for those as 
                         well."
 
               
                                     COMMITTEE MEMBER #3
                         "We still have a loose end. They have 
                         Dr. Langham in custody."
 
               
                                     COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN
                         "That's not important. His accusations 
                         will be little more than a minor inconvenience 
                         for us. Instead of worrying about him, 
                         I suggest we use the mimic devices to 
                         eliminate another thorn in our side."
 
                         
               
                                     DEVLIN
                         "Someone at the SGC?"

               
                                     COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN
                         "General Hammond. Once he's out of the 
                         way we can replace him with someone 
                         more...sympathetic to our concerns."
 
                         
               
               
                                     DEVLIN
                         "If they know about the devices, they'll 
                         be prepared for something like this."
 
                         
               
                                     COMMITTEE MEMBER #2
                         "Devlin's right. Besides, now that Kinsey's 
                         dead, we have other options."
 
               
                                     COMMITTEE MEMBER #3
                         "I think it's time we send someone to 
                         talk to Hammond. Get him to reconsider 
                         those retirement plans."
 
               
                                     COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN
                         "He doesn't seem like the type to bow 
                         to outside pressure."
 
               
                                     COMMITTEE MEMBER #2
                         "Well, then, we are going to have to 
                         be very convincing."
 
               
               Devlin/Davis busts into a locker room brandishing his pistol. 
               He walks around a corner and is zatted by Major Carter. Barrett 
               is right behind her. She walks over and pulls the mimic device 
               off Devlin. The Davis hologram dissolves.
 
               
                                     COMMITTEE MEMBER #2
                         "Agent Devlin, I would like you to pay 
                         General Hammond a visit. Impress upon 
                         him our concerns for the safety and 
                         well-being of his family."
 
               
                                     DEVLIN
                         "If he still refuses to play ball?"
 
                         
               
                                     COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN
                         "Then kill him."

               
               Just then Agent Devlin's image begins to shift and blink and 
               we see a hint of Sam showing through.
 
               
                                     COMMITTEE MEMBER #3
                         "What is this?"

               The hologram of Devlin dissolves completely to reveal Sam standing 
               at the end of the table instead. She smiles.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "General Hammond sends his regards."
 
                         
               Doors open and NID agents enter, led by Barrett.

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "All right, get your hands up. Come 
                         on, get 'em up!"
 
               
                                     SAM
                         "Well, the hologram lasted six and a 
                         half minutes. That's a new record for 
                         us."
 
               
                                     BARRETT
                         "You took a big risk."

               
                                     SAM
                         "I knew you were listening."

               
                                     BARRETT
                         "What makes you think I was gonna come 
                         in here before you got them to incriminate 
                         themselves?"
 
                                     SAM
                         "When you work with someone, you just 
                         know."
 
               
               
               WASHINGTON D. C. - SENATOR KINSEY'S HOSPITAL ROOM.

               The Senator is tying his tie while looking at the mirror when 
               the door opens. He turns to see Jack (in dress blues) being let 
               into the room.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         "Ah...Colonel O'Neill, glad you could 
                         make it."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "What do you want, Kinsey?"

               
                                     KINSEY
                         "I just thought we should have a little 
                         chat before we meet the press."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Did you need to gloat a little?"

               
                                     KINSEY
                         "Oh, don't be that way, Jack. You need 
                         this as much as I do. The only way you're 
                         going to get public vindication is if 
                         the two of us appear on the 6:00 news, 
                         shaking hands."
 
               
                                     JACK
                         "Yeah...I'm not sure it's worth it."
 
                         
               
                                     KINSEY
                         "The American people don't want their 
                         Air Force officers to be assassins, 
                         Jack. They want them to be heroes." 
                         (He give Jack's arm a little punch.) 
                         "I'm gonna make you a hero." (He walks 
                         past Jack who stands in contemplation, 
                         grimacing slightly, before following.) 
                         "Shall we?"
 
               Jack reluctantly follows.

               
               AN OUTDOOR PODIUM

               Kinsey and his entourage emerge from the hospital to greet a 
               waiting crowd of reporters and onlookers. Jack put his hat on 
               as he joins Kinsey behind the podium.
 
               
                                     KINSEY
                         "First of all, I want to apologize to 
                         you and to the American people for the 
                         deception surrounding my...untimely 
                         demise. It was an unfortunate, but necessary 
                         final step in my investigation of certain 
                         anti-democratic forces that had taken 
                         root in several key government agencies. 
                         The ringleaders of this conspiracy have 
                         now been taken into custody. Of course, 
                         taking a bullet was not part of my original 
                         plan to bring these men down, but the 
                         success of the operation was well worth...any 
                         personal sacrifice on my part. And I 
                         want the American people to know that, 
                         if elected, I intend to bring that same 
                         determination and zeal for justice with 
                         me to the White House. I would also 
                         like to than Colonel Jack O'Neill of 
                         the United States Air Force for the 
                         vital role he played in my investigation. 
                         I can't go into details for reasons 
                         of national security, but I can assure 
                         you all that any evidence pointing to 
                         the Colonel as my would-be assassin...was 
                         simply part of the operation." (He turns 
                         to Jack, who has been looking rather 
                         uncomfortable the entire time, to shake 
                         his hand.) "Colonel..." (Jack reluctantly 
                         shakes Kinsey's hand as Kinsey turns 
                         and smiles for a photo op while shaking 
                         Jack's hand. When he finally releases 
                         Jack's hand, Kinsey covers the microphone 
                         with his other hand and whispers to 
                         Jack.) "Smile Colonel, you just won 
                         me the election."
 
               Kinsey smiles and waves to the crowd and Jack looks rather disgusted.
 
               
               
               THE END

               

Smoke & Mirrors



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


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