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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 504

                                    "THE FIFTH MAN"

                                           By

                             Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie




               We begin with a firefight on a foreign planet between SG-1 and 
               a whole bunch of Jaffa. Sam and Teal'C are shown dodging staff 
               blasts.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Into radio) We're gonna make it to 
                         the gate, but we're under fire! Teal'C's 
                         taken a hit.
 
               
               The Jaffa are fierce. They're shooting one after another.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Into radio) What's your situation?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Shoots his machine gun, killing a couple 
                         Jaffa) Tyler's hit too, and we're cut 
                         off ... get the hell outta here!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Still under fire) We can hold the gate!!!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Barely audiable over staff fire) Negative.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We're NOT leaving without you!

               
                                     JACK
                         Carter! Don't argue with me! Get reenforcements! 
                         (More gunfire with SAM)
 
               
                                     BACK AT SGC
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Sir, we're getting a signal ... it's 
                         SG-1.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Open the iris.

               
               Sam, Danny, and Teal'C come thru walking backward, guns pointed 
               at the event horizon.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Close the iris!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Coming up to bottom of ramp) Report, 
                         Major.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Quickly) We were attacked by several 
                         Jaffa ... Lt. Tyler went down watching 
                         out six ... Colonel O'Neill went back 
                         for him.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Let's assemble a rescue team and go 
                         back for them immediately!
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hold on ... who's Lt. Tyler?

               
                                     DANNY
                         What do you mean, "Who's Lt. Tyler?" 
                         ... he's a member of SG-1.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What?

               
                                     DANNY
                         You assigned him yourself last month, 
                         Sir.
 
               
               Hammond looks confused.

               
                                     SAM
                         TYLER, Sir. We've been training him 
                         for weeks. This was his third mission.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major, I have NO IDEA what you're talking 
                         about!
 
               
               The three look confused.

               
               OPENING CREDITS!

               
                                     BACK TO THE PLANET
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We gotta move, Lt. Can you walk?

               
                                     TYLER
                         (Out of breath, pained) I'll try.

               
                                     JACK
                         OK ... let's move! (He helps the limping 
                         Lt.)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         GeneralHammond, we must return to the 
                         planet immediately!
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         No one's going ANYWHERE until I find 
                         out exactly what happened.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel O'Neill and Lt. Tyler were cut 
                         off from the gate. I already told you, 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Angrily) And I'm telling YOU I've never 
                         heard of Lt. Tyler!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         How can you SAY that?!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I think you should report to the infirmary.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, there is nothing wrong with us!
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We'll leave that up to Doctor Frasier.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         General, Jack is trapped on that planet.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (To airman) Sergent? (Airman comes to 
                         him) Escort them to the infirmery.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (Holding her gun firmly) With or without 
                         reinforcements, we ARE going back, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The HELL you are! Relinquage your weapons! 
                         (They don't move) AIRMEN! (They are 
                         surrounded by airmen with guns pointed 
                         at them) Major Carter, I WILL authorize 
                         the use of force unless you relinquage 
                         those weapons immediately! (Sam starts 
                         to remove her weapon, fighting back 
                         tears ; the other 2 follow suit.)
 
                         
               
               BACK TO PLANET

               
               Jack's carrying Tyler in a fireman's carry to a burnt out shelter 
               by the ocean made of stone.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Out of breath after putting him down) 
                         Thought you could walk.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Sorry, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, it's no problem. (Tyler gasps in 
                         pain) How's the leg?
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         (Gasps) It's no problem. (A bloody wound 
                         is shown)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Not believing him) Yeah, right!

               
                                     TYLER
                         (After Jack loks around the stone shelter) 
                         What is this place?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I wouldn't buy a time-share, but it's 
                         ... defendable.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Until Major Carter returns?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, Major Carter and a whole bunch 
                         of her friends.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Colonel, you could have made it to the 
                         gate ... you came back for me.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What's your point?

               
                                     TYLER
                         I guess I'm grateful.

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, I wasn't gonna let you DIE, Lt. 
                         ... it's like ... A TON of paperwork.
 
                         
               
                                     TYLER
                         (Confused) Paperwork?

               
                                     JACK
                         It's a joke. (Tyler just looks at him) 
                         It's my way of deflecting attention 
                         from my obvious heroism. (Tyler just 
                         looks at him confused) You'll get used 
                         to it.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         All right. (Smiles) I understand.

               
                                     JACK
                         All right.

               
                                     BACK TIO SGC 
                         
               
               HAmmond's looking at the open wormhole.

               
                                     JANET
                         General Hammond? Teal'C is going to 
                         be fine. It's a bad burn, but his symbiote 
                         should take care of it. (Hammond nods) 
                         Any word from Colonel O'Neill?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         we've been trying to raise him using 
                         the MALP as a relay ... apparently it's 
                         been disabled.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Well, I've completed my preliminary 
                         exams of Major Carter, Teal'C, and Daniel, 
                         and so far, I've found nothing wrong 
                         with them. I mean they're obviously 
                         agitated, but that's understandable, 
                         given the circumstances ...
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         ... Doctor, 3 of my people just come 
                         back from a mission talking about a 
                         Lt. who doesn't exist ... you can't 
                         tell me there's nothing wrong with them 
                         ...
 
               
                                     JANET
                         I can't explain it, Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Some kind of hiluscination?

               
                                     JANET
                         Hiluscinations aren't usually shared.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Sighs) There's never been a Tyler in 
                         this command.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Yes, Sir ... and we're still waiting 
                         for test results.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         In the meantime, I want them quarentined 
                         in the imfermary.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         All ready done that, Sir as a precaution. 
                         But, they DID insist I ask what you're 
                         gonna do about Colonel O'Neill.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         If SG-1 has falled under the control 
                         of some kind of Alien influence, anyone 
                         I send back to the planet will be compromised 
                         as well. Until we know EXACTLY what's 
                         going on, P7S-441 is off limits.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               HOLDING ROOM

               
                                     SAM
                         This is rediculous! We never should 
                         have left that DAMN planet!
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You were ordered to do so by Colonel 
                         O'Neill ...
 
               
                                     SAM
                         ... Who could be DEAD by now for all 
                         we know!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         There's not like there's anything we 
                         could do about that right now ... there's 
                         several heavilly armed men right outside 
                         that door.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, we need to do something.

               
                                     DANNY
                         OK. Let's think this thru ... why would 
                         General Hammond say he never heard of 
                         Lt. Tyler?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't think he's just saying it ... 
                         I think he REALLY doesn't remember him.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, how could that be? Yesterday, 
                         we were all in the briefing room for 
                         TWO HOURS going over the mission.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not believe GeneralHammond would 
                         lie to us.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         So, what? Is he suffering from some 
                         sort of amnesia, or ... ?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, if that's the case, they're all 
                         suffering from it. I mean, Doctor Frasier 
                         doesn't seem to remember him either.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps GeneralHammond is correct ... 
                         perhaps there is something wrong with 
                         us.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         OK. When I went thru the quantum mirror 
                         on P3R-233, I came back to a base that 
                         looked just like this one. Everything 
                         was exactly the same, except no one 
                         knew who I was.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Because the Daniel Jackson in THAT reality 
                         never joined the SGC.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Right. So, what if this is a reality 
                         where Tyler never joined? Or ... maybe 
                         he was killed in a relishion ... maybe 
                         he was never even born.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know, Daniel. I mean, there 
                         was NOTHING on 441 that even remotely 
                         resembled a quantum mirror.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps the stargate malfunctioned.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, we've never had any evidence to 
                         suggest the gate can access a parralelle 
                         universe.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If Lt. Tyler does exist in this reality, 
                         there would be a record of him in the 
                         base computer.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes. Yes, the personelle files. (She 
                         begins typing rapidly on the computer, 
                         Danny glances back at the camera that's 
                         flashing) My access code isn't working. 
                         They must have decided that we're a 
                         security risk, and locked us out.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         So, you can't get in?

               
                                     SAM
                         I didn't say THAT! (Rapid typing)

               
               BACK TO PLANET

               
               A large assortment of AMO is shown.

               
                                     JACK
                         Where's your weapon, Lt.?

               
                                     TYLER
                         Sorry, Sir. I dropped it when I got 
                         hit.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         All right. Well, we've still got 4 mags, 
                         2 clips , a little C- 4, some grenades, 
                         and a launcher.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Is that enough?

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, it's a start.

               
               BACK TO HOLDING ROOM

               
                                     SAM
                         There's no record of a Lt. Tyler on 
                         active duty at the SGC.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         That's impossible.

               
                                     SAM
                         Even day pass visitors are logged in 
                         ... there's NO WAY he could have been 
                         on the base, and not in the computer. 
                         I configured a search for the name Tyler 
                         anywhere in the database ... nothing.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, obviously, someone is wrong here 
                         ... could it be us?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I think we have to admit the posibility.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         In either case, O'Neill remains in danger.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Wait a minute. This is weird ... somebody 
                         else did an identical search less than 
                         an hour ago. Somebody outside the base.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Someone OUTSIDE the base ... how do 
                         you know that?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Because it's not a base ID ... it's 
                         a user number ... 4574. (Typing) Wow! 
                         He's been busy! Over the past 2 weeks, 
                         he's accessed a number of secure files. 
                         Mission logs, briefing, personnel files 
                         ...
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh ... WHO'S personelle files?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Typing) *Sighs* Ours.

               
               BACK TO PLANET

               
               Jack's looking thru a scope.

               
                                     JACK
                         All right. Listen up ... we've got a 
                         couple MRE's left, but we're running 
                         low on water. I'm gonna check the area. 
                         Take the P-90.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         OK. Wouldn't it be safer just to wait? 
                         Major Carter and the others should be 
                         coming soon.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, the truth is, they should have 
                         been here by now. Something must have 
                         happened.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Are you saying they're not coming for 
                         us?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Nope. I'm just saying it might take 
                         a little longer than we thought.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         What if they never made it back?

               
                                     JACK
                         Then General Hammond'll send somebody 
                         else.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         (Panic's setting in) Well, how do you 
                         KNOW?!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Because, Lt. We don't leave our people 
                         behind. You should know that.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Yes, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Good. Stay off the radio. (Throws it 
                         to him) Keep the channel open. I'll 
                         give you 3 clicks when I'm on my way 
                         back ... So, don't shoot me.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         I won't.

               
               
               BACK TO THE SGC

               
               A UAV is ready to be launched.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sergent.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         I'm sorry, Sir. The second MALP was 
                         hit by ZAT fire shortly after reaching 
                         the planet.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Launch the UAV.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         Yes, Sir.

               
                                     INTERCOM
                         Initiate.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         UAV is airborne, and beginning search 
                         pattern.
 
               
               Jack is shown walking slowly on the planet. Plane engines is 
               heard, faintly. He looks up.
 
               
               HAMMOND Try to raise Colonel O'Neill.

               
                                     DAVIS
                         (Thru mic) SG niner, this is Stargate 
                         Command ... please respond. (Plane is 
                         heard) SG niner, this is Stargate Command, 
                         please respond!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We're still here. OVER!

               
               Plane is hsown flying overhead.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This is General Hammond. What's your 
                         situation?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We need some backup, Sir. Tyler's immoble, 
                         and there's Jaffa all over the place! 
                         (Signal begins to get staticky)
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Sir, we lost the signal.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         He said "Tyler." Obviously, he's been 
                         affected by the same hilusination as 
                         the rest of SG-1. We can not send a 
                         retrieval team until we know more.
 
                         
               
                                     DAVIS
                         Well, Sir. If you like, we can try to 
                         send a second UAV.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         I don't know if that's such a good idea, 
                         General. Those things aren't cheap.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel Simmons!

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         You might wanna take a look at that.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         My office. (Walks in his office, throws 
                         folder down on his desk) Colonel, I 
                         understand you've been ordered to investigate 
                         a security problem.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Well, Sir, when 3 members of your best 
                         team starts voicing concerns about their 
                         imaginary friend, it does tend to raise 
                         a few eyebrows. Your own report suggests 
                         there may be some sort of mind control.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I have people working on it.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         I'm sure you do, but we believe a ... 
                         independant investigation is called 
                         for. I'm sure we'll have you ... full 
                         cooperation. (Hammond looks at the RED 
                         phone.) You can use the red phone if 
                         you'd like, Sir. But one day, you're 
                         gonna play that card once too often.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, I have an officer trapped off-world, 
                         and there's nothing I can do for him 
                         until I get to the BOTTOM of this.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Well, then, Sir. You should welcome 
                         my help.
 
               
               NIGHT TIME , CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, EXTERIOR

               
               Simmons is sitting at the desk in the briefing room reading a 
               report. Daniel is escorted in.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Ah, Doctor Jackson. Sit down.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Why?

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Well, I thought I'd give you an opportunity 
                         to explain what happened on that planet. 
                         (Smiles)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Still standing with his hands in his 
                         pockets) (Rather sarcastically) I ... 
                         filed a report. (Points to report)
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         (Chuckling) (Matching Danny's sarcasm 
                         ;)) Yes, you did. And a very interesting 
                         read it is. Full of amazing events and 
                         ... fictional characters. (Danny just 
                         looks at him) (Whispers) Sit down.
 
                         
               
               A (LATEX) GLOVED hand pics up an SGC jacket. Janet is shown watching. 
               The hand puts the jacket in a PLASTIC bag.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Wait a minute ... let me see that. (She 
                         touches a stain or something THRU the 
                         PLASTIC with her BARE hands.)
 
               
                                     NURSE
                         Doctor Frasier? (Janet's still rubbing 
                         her BARE hand over the PLASTIC covered 
                         Jacket) We got the blood work and DNA 
                         results. No anomalies detected.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Thank you. I found this residue on Teal'C's 
                         jacket, we should have this analized.
 
                         
               
                                     NURSE
                         (Taking the bag) Yes, Doctor.

               
               Janet turns, and blinks a few times. She sees Tyler walking in 
               the hall. He grins at her. (I guess the stuff can seep thru plastic, 
               and not latex. ;))
 
               
               A tape dated 10/01/01--0740 is shown on the screen. (That's January 
               10, 2001 @ 740AM for those who don't know ;))
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         This is a videotape of your briefing 
                         before the mission to P7S-441... I see 
                         4 members of the SG-1 team, I see Doctor 
                         Frasier, I see General Hammond ... but 
                         I don't see any Lt's.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         This could be any briefing.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Take a look at the time code.

               
                                     DANNY
                         *Sighs* This is a waste of time!

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         This is not a waste of time. This is 
                         an official investigation.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Oh, well, yeah, I get it. We obviously 
                         have Lt. Tyler issues ... I mean I say 
                         he exists ... you say he doesn't.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         This is not JUST about Lt. Tyler.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Someone else doesn't exist?

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         (Long, deep sigh) (Holding up a picture 
                         of Sarah) I'd like you to explain your 
                         relationship with Doctor Sarah Gardner.
 
                         
               
               Danny glances at the pic, then up at Simmons thru the top of 
               his glasses, then back to the pic.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         What does THAT have to do with THIS?
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Doctor Jackson. I am here to investigate 
                         potential Alien influences over members 
                         of Stargate Command. (Danny looks at 
                         him with a raised eyebrow) The fact 
                         that a Goa'Uld has taken your ex-girlfriend 
                         as a host has everything to do with 
                         this.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Disbelieving) WHAT?!

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         You were very close at one time?

               
                                     DANNY
                         That's none of your business!

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Your entire LIFE is our business!

               
                                     DANNY
                         You know ... do I need to call an attorney, 
                         or ... ?
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Serious questions have been raised concerning 
                         your viability with this command. (Angrily) 
                         I am just giving you an opportunity 
                         to RESPOND!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Ok, respond, FINE! I lost someone I 
                         care about and not for the first time, 
                         I might add. You think that makes me 
                         sympathetic to the goa'Uld??!!?!
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         I think that makes you someone who's 
                         judgment can be somewhat clouded. And 
                         for a man in your position that's ... 
                         unacceptable.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Closes eyes) What's YOUR position, 
                         again? (Simmons chuckles)
 
               
               Janet's walking very quickly down the hall.

               
                                     JANET
                         (To guard at door) I need to speak to 
                         Major Carter. (Guard swipes his card) 
                         Thank you.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Off of Janet's weary look) What's going 
                         on, Janet?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         I need to ask you something. This Lt. 
                         Tyler you keep talking about ... what 
                         does he look like?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         African-American, (Janet's head perks 
                         up in recognition) Mid 20's.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         About 5'10", 5'11"? (Sam nods) I'm not 
                         sure, but I think I remember him.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         2 hours ago, you said you'd never heard 
                         of him.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         I know. I ... I can't explain it, but 
                         I can remember his face!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Does anyone else remember him?

               
                                     JANET
                         I don't know.

               
                                     SAM
                         OK. MAybe something DID happen to us 
                         ... but you were never even ON that 
                         planet.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         (Turning to leave) I have to report 
                         this to General Hammond.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Janet, wait! (Janet turns, sighing) 
                         I ... if you come forward now, they'll 
                         start suspecting you as well. You need 
                         to find evidence.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Sam ...

               
                                     SAM
                         ... as long as we're locked up in here, 
                         we can't do ANYTHING to help Colonel 
                         O'Neill. It's up to you. (Janet looks 
                         weary)
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Over time, coversations overlapping 
                         each other) (Into RED phone) I would 
                         like to speak to Senator Keesley ... 
                         I'd like to know who this man is working 
                         for . (After pause) I appreciate that, 
                         Sir. I ... need ... to ... know ... 
                         (He now has a POT of coffee in front 
                         of him) Mr. Secretary, I wouldn't be 
                         MAKING this call if I didn't consider 
                         it a matter of the utmost importance. 
                         (Leaning back in his chair) Yes, I know 
                         he's in a meeting with the Joint Chiefs 
                         ... do you have ANY idea when he'll 
                         become available? (Pause) I see ... 
                         (Another short pause) All right ... 
                         thank you. (Hangs up phone, sighing.)
 
                         
               
               PLANET, NIGHTTIME.

               
                                     JACK
                         Where ya from, Tyler?

               
                                     TYLER
                         Texas? Mostly ... we moved around alot. 
                         You?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Born in Chicago. Raised in Minnesota.
 
                         
               
                                     TYLER
                         Is it nice there?

               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks at Tyler like he's crazy) "Is 
                         it NICE there"?! (Tyler takes a sip 
                         of water) You know what the Goa'Uld 
                         REALLY want from us? Minnesota, that's 
                         what. For the fishing, mostly. I'll 
                         take you sometime.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Fishing

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, yeah. (Drinks water) Ask Teal'C 
                         ... he can't get enough.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         When do you think we'll get outta here, 
                         Sir?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, if not tomorrow, we'll head up 
                         into the hills and wait until the Jaffa 
                         loose interest.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         They'll never stop hunting us.

               
                                     JACK
                         What makes you say that?

               
                                     TYLER
                         Isn't ... that the way they are?

               
                                     JACK
                         That MAY BE the way they are. They're 
                         the way ... we are, so ... there you 
                         are. Get some sleep. (Tyler looks worried)
 
                         
               
               BACK TO SGC

               
               Teal'C is sitting at the briefing room table. Looking straight 
               ahead.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Tell me, Teal'C. How does it feel knowing 
                         you betrayed your friends?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I betrayed no one.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         You led Apophis into the Mother Ship, 
                         which was occupied by SG-1 and the Tok'Ra 
                         Sel'Mack. (Sits on table infront of 
                         Teal'C; Teal'C remains looking ahead) 
                         You could have gotten them all killed.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         At the time I was led to believe that 
                         my time with the Tau'Ri was a subterfuge.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         And now?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am loyal to the Tau'Ri.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Why should I believe you?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If I was still loyal to the Goa'Uld, 
                         you would know it.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         (Sarcastically) Really?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It would be immediately apparent as 
                         I would not HESITATE to KILL you where 
                         you SIT! (Simmons gasps) (Teal'C finally 
                         looks at him, a pointed stare. ) (Simmons 
                         chuckles nervously.)
 
               
               PLANET, DAYTIME

               
               Drone of plane engine is heard, faintly. A Death Glider is seen 
               flying overhead, creating a sonic boom. It flies up in the air, 
               and begins the desent back down to their location.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, crap!

               
                                     TYLER
                         What is it?

               
                                     JACK
                         Gliders. Stay here.

               
               The glider gets it's staff guns ready. Jack gets his gun ready. 
               The glider shoots about 8 times from each gun (One on each side), 
               and makes a pattern of shots going toward Jack. He shoots his 
               gun, blowing up the glider, making it crash.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Nice shot!

               
                                     JACK
                         Where the hell did THAT come from?!
 
                         
               
                                     TYLER
                         That's the glider we saw leaving the 
                         area when we were checking the crash 
                         two transport.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Right. Anyway, he's made our position. 
                         Can you move?
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         (Pained) Not yet.

               
                                     JACK
                         All right. Time to begin. (Tyler smiles)
 
                         
               
               SGC BRIEFING ROOM

               
               
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         We have a problem here, Major. You say 
                         this was your third operative with Lt. 
                         Tyler. But, based on your own report 
                         of SG-1's last report, you make absolutely 
                         no mention of his name.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel's name doesn't appear in all 
                         my reports ... doesn't mean he wasn't 
                         there.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Don't you think it's kind of odd that 
                         not one other person on this Base can 
                         cooberate your story?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, I do. But what difference does 
                         it make ... Colonel O'Neill is still 
                         out there.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         And you want us to send out a rescue 
                         team based on your word alone that he 
                         hasn't been compromised.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We'll go ourselves.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         I'm afraid I can't trust you to do that. 
                         You see? Doctor Jackson's motives for 
                         being here are colored by his emotions, 
                         always have been. Teal'C changes sides 
                         more often than I change the oil in 
                         my car.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What about me?

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Well, let's see ... (Opens folder) You 
                         were briefly taken over as a host for 
                         the Goa'Uld. Once you fell under the 
                         control of artificial intelligence of 
                         Alien origin ... and the last time we 
                         MET, you harboured an Alien in your 
                         own HOME. You know, I'm beginning to 
                         wonder if this is having some sort of 
                         ... residual effect because just yesterday, 
                         you violated base security by trying 
                         to get into one of the mainframes. I 
                         could NAIL YOU on THAT alone!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Smiles) You're user number 4574. The 
                         one who's been accessing our personelle 
                         files. (Simmons grins evily) You don't 
                         care about Tyler. You're just waiting 
                         for something to use against us! Who 
                         are you getting your orders from ... 
                         Colonel?
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         This interview is OVER! (Sam smiles 
                         triumphantly)
 
               
               BACK TO PLANET

               
               Jack's laying explosives.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Arriving back at shelter) Allright. 
                         Trips are set. Take the 9 mil. If we 
                         get into it, make every shot count.
 
                         
               
                                     TYLER
                         (Shakes his head) I can not let you 
                         do this, Colonel.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Do what?

               
                                     TYLER
                         I can not let you die protecting me. 
                         (Jaffa calling horn is heard faintly 
                         in the background. Tyler looks startled)
 
                         
               
                                     BACK TO SGC
                         JANET'S LAB.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Comming in with Simmons) What have 
                         you got for us, Doctor?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Sir, I think I may have figured out 
                         what happened to SG-1. I found traces 
                         of a foreign chemical on Teal'C's uniform. 
                         I've completed my analysis.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What is it?

               
                                     JANET
                         Well, I'm not 100% sure, but it's chemical 
                         structure closely resembles Chordocolocedalcoline, 
                         which is a neurotransmitter that helps 
                         regulate and process human memory. I 
                         believe that Lt. Tyler, or the IDEA 
                         of Lt. Tyler is nothing more than a 
                         chemical implant. (Hammond and Simmons 
                         share a look) Here, take a look. You 
                         see, the effect is greatest here ... 
                         (Points to a part of the brain) in the 
                         temporal lobe associated with face-recognition. 
                         See, I think it's possible that SG-1 
                         encountered someone on the planet that 
                         exposed them to this compound in order 
                         to convince them that he, she, or ... 
                         it ... was somehow familiar.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We're not talking about a vague recognition 
                         ... we're talking about detailed memories 
                         that go back WEEKS before they ever 
                         set foot on that planet.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Yes, Sir ... and obviously, their own 
                         minds provided the details necessary 
                         to complete that illusion.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Didn't your first report say that their 
                         MRI's were clean?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         They were. The Chemical disapates fairly 
                         quickly.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         So, what's that? (Motioning toward screen)
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         (Hesitates) That ... that's me. (Hammond 
                         looks at her) I was exposed. The ... 
                         chemical passed thru a layer of plastic, 
                         which is probrably why I experienced 
                         a diminished effect, but ... this is 
                         HOW I figured it out!
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         You were exposed to an Alien chemical, 
                         and now you claim to have "Figured it 
                         out"?!
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Sir, knowing that the contamination 
                         requires close proximity, I am confident 
                         that SG-1 could return to the planet, 
                         and avoid further contamination.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         (Quietly, to Hammond) You can't trust 
                         her. (Leaves)
 
               
                                     JANET
                         General, please. This could be Colonel 
                         O'Neill's last hope. (General appears 
                         to be thinking)
 
               
               BACK TO PLANET

               
                                     JACK
                         (Running back to shelter) (Out of breath) 
                         I counted 15. (Short sigh) Could get 
                         interesting.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Colonel ... I'm not what you think I 
                         am. (Jack's distracted) I'm not a member 
                         of your team. I never was. I am not 
                         even human! (Jack's srtill distracted.) 
                         My race is called the R'Yol.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Still distracted) Take your position.
 
                         
               
                                     TYLER
                         I exposed you to a chemical that made 
                         you THINK I was one of your own.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Whatever ... get back there.

               
                                     TYLER
                         You don't believe me. Look at my leg. 
                         It's almost healed! (Stands up) Would 
                         this be possible if I were human?!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Pulling Tyler down) Get down!

               
                                     TYLER
                         I'll show you. (Touches Jack's head)
 
                         
               
               Tyler turns into a grey, skinney, almost skeleton-like alien 
               with long things that look like dreadlocks on the side of his 
               face. He has little, beady grey eyes that appear transparent.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         (Amazed) Jesus. What the hell is that?
 
                         
               
                                     TYLER
                         A glimpse of my true nature. He's turned 
                         back human.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You mean what you really look like?
 
                         
               
                                     TYLER
                         (Nods) It's a natural defence mechinism. 
                         The chemical we produce in our bodies. 
                         That's why I was a prisoner of the Jaffa. 
                         They were taking me to be disected and 
                         studied. I managed to break free of 
                         my cell, and damage the guiding system 
                         of the transport ship. We crashed on 
                         this planet. That's where you found 
                         me. I didn't know if you could be trusted.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, you picked a hell of a time to 
                         tell me.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Please. Understand, Colonel.

               
               Jack winces in pain, holding his ear as a staff blast passed 
               right by his head. The Jaffa are advancing, and start tripping 
               the triggers on the explosives.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Get the C-4 up. (He Tyler presses a 
                         romote, the C-4 explodes, sending a 
                         couple Jaffa flying) AGAIN! (He presses 
                         it again, more Jaffa go flying, screaming)
 
                         
               
               Jack takes a couple Jaffa out sniper style (One shot at a time), 
               and shoot his machine gun. A firefight resumes with rapid machine 
               gun fire, and Jaffa's staff weapons.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         (As Jack's shooting one by one again.) 
                         BEHIND YOU! (Jack turns, and shoots 
                         the Jaffa behind himself)
 
               
               Jack is struggling with a Jaffa over his knife. He knock the 
               Jaffa down. Another Jaffa comes up behing Tyler, hitting him 
               in the back of the head, knocking him down. Jack surrenders to 
               the Jaffa after this. A Jaffa yells a command to another jaffa 
               who has his staff ready to shoot Jack. That Jaffa gets shot in 
               the back with another staff. Another Jaffa gets a chest full 
               of lead, from a machine gun out of view. Another Jaffa gets a 
               staff blast, while yet ANOTHER Jaffa gets the chest full of lead. 
               Jack appears to be surprised. He ducks. Sam and Danny are shown 
               walking up to Jack.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I think we're all clear. (Jack stands 
                         up, surprised look on his face) You 
                         all right, Sir?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Fine. (Teal'C walks up, sees Tyler, 
                         and draws his staff) Teal'C!
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Lt. Tyler is not who he appears to be.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I know. He told me. Stand down. (Sam 
                         and Teal'C put their weapons down) Let's 
                         go. (Walking ) Why didn't you just ASK 
                         for help?
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Sorry, but I couldn't take the chance. 
                         For generations, the R'Yol have met 
                         with nothing but fear and mistrust.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, sure if you go around tricking 
                         people.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         My kind do not embrace technology. We've 
                         never been good fighters. Our ability 
                         to disquise ourselves is our only advantage. 
                         Now the Goa'Uld are trying to learn 
                         our secrets. We've been hunted to extinction.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You got some place to go?

               
                                     TYLER
                         A group of us have started a new colony 
                         on a planet in an isolated part of the 
                         galaxy. After I return, we'll bury the 
                         gate. and you'll never heard of us again.
 
                         
               
               The gang is walking on a hill, and Jaffa commands are heard. 
               Teal'C puts up his hand to shush the rest of the gang. Teal'C 
               walks ahead, while the other 4 stay behind. Jack, Sam, Danny, 
               and Tyler stop, and stoop down. Teal'C goes ahead to investigate. 
               Teal'C motions for the others to join him.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What do we got?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We are not alone.

               
               Jack looks thru his scope to see the gate's DHD heavily guarded. 
               There's Jaffa everywhere.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Looks like they're gonna be here a while.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We must act before the reinforcements 
                         arrive.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I don't think so, Teal'C. There's too 
                         many of them.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         I'll surrender. (Jack looks at him) 
                         Once they have me, they'll leave. I'm 
                         the one they're after.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That's ... very brave of you and all, 
                         but the last thing we need is for the 
                         Goa'Uld to figure out how you do the 
                         ... thing ... you do.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Then I won't surrender. I'll just lead 
                         them away from the gate. That'll give 
                         you a chance to get thru.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You said yourself They'd never stop 
                         hunting you. Now, we've trusted each 
                         other this far. We could use a little 
                         more fire power, however. Daniel? (Danny 
                         looks up) Stay with ... (To Tyler) What 
                         is your name anyway?
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Kal'Aie.

               
                                     JACK
                         OK, Daniel, you stay with ... Tyler. 
                         Carter, give him your ZAT. Keep an eye 
                         out for patrols. Stay out of trouble. 
                         (Sam gives Tyler her ZAT, and the 2 
                         officers and the Jaffa leave.)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Sam's looking at the canon) This canon 
                         must still be operational.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Like the attitude, Teal'C.

               
                                     TYLER
                         (As Danny looks at the Jaffa thru a 
                         scope) This is all my fault. If I had 
                         revealed myself to you from the beginning 
                         ... this could have been avoided.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, we understand. No one's blaming 
                         you.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         Please tell Colonel O'Neill ... I appreciate 
                         everything he's done for me.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         What are you talking about? (He turns 
                         his head; Tyler is standing up, and 
                         pointing the ZAT at Danny. He fires, 
                         Danny falls.)
 
               
                                     BACK AT SGC
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I take it you're waiting to see me, 
                         Colonel.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Yes, Sir. For the better part of an 
                         hour in fact.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (NOT so friendly voice) What about?
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         I have come to believe that you allow 
                         your personel feelings to influence 
                         your command decisions.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         How I run my command is none of your 
                         DAMN business!
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         It's the security of this country, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This investigation has nothing to do 
                         with the security of this country, and 
                         you KNOW it.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Off-World teams have been compromised. 
                         Existing safeguards are ineffective. 
                         The SGC is an accident waiting to happen.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I don't know who issued your orders, 
                         Simmons, but I've got a pretty good 
                         idea.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         General, with all due respect, it doesn't 
                         matter WHO issued my orders. What matters 
                         is that in carrying OUT my orders, I 
                         found things to be very, very wrong 
                         here.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You're being used, Colonel. I let this 
                         investigation go on long enough to make 
                         a few phone calls. I learned enough 
                         to know, you are politically motivated.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Sir, I think your missing my point ... 
                         I DON'T CARE!
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         If it's a fight you're looking for, 
                         Colonel, my Washington connections go 
                         alot higher than yours.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Administrations change, Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So do orders! Now, do I need to have 
                         you escorted OFF my base?!
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         That won't be necessary, General. I 
                         know how to leave gracefully. I only 
                         hope YOU do.
 
               
                                     BACK TO PLANET
                         
               
               Danny-Boy's gone beddy-bye! *g*

               
                                     SAM
                         (Touching him) Daniel?

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Sitting up) AHH!

               
                                     JACK
                         Hey! Where's Tyler?

               
                                     DANNY
                         AH! (Rather sarcastically) You know, 
                         I would have asked him, but I was uh 
                         ... too busy being unconscious after 
                         he shot me with that ZAT you gave him, 
                         so ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks thru the scope and see Tyler 
                         shoot some Jaffa with the ZAT) Oh, for 
                         cryin' o ... (Tyler thru the scope is 
                         leading the Jaffa away from the gate) 
                         He's tryin' to be a hero.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (After looking thru her scope) There's 
                         only a few Jaffa left. We can take em.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This may be our best chance for escape, 
                         O'Neill.
 
               
               Tyler is shown running in his true form. He's hit by a Jaffa. 
               The Jaffa are walking back with Tyler in cutie-pie human form. 
               Teal'C shoots at hte Jaffa about 8 times with a staff. He stops, 
               and the Jaffa turn to start shooting at him, when they get a 
               chest full of lead from the machine guns. ;) All the humans are 
               shown shooting the machine guns. Sam shoots all the Jaffa surrounding 
               Tyler, leaving him standing alone. Teal'C continues to shoot 
               them with Staff gun.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Tyler is sitting on the ground surrounded 
                         by dead Jaffa, freaking out. Jack puts 
                         out his arm to help him up. Tyler looks 
                         at the hand for a second, still freaking 
                         out, then locks arms with Jack, and 
                         is pulled up.) You're lucky your not 
                         a Lt. under my command, I'd have your 
                         ASS for this.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         You could have escaped!

               
                                     JACK
                         We don't leave our people behind.

               
                                     TYLER
                         But ... I'm NOT one of your people.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Could've fooled me ... actually you 
                         DID fool me. (They smile) Come on. Let's 
                         go. (Taps Tyler's shoulder.)
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         What about the Jaffa at the gate?

               
                                     JACK
                         They weren't a problem. (Tyler's putting 
                         in the last glyph on the DHD, and activates 
                         the gate.) You know. Before you bury 
                         your gate and all that, you should know 
                         that ... not everyone you meet is gonna 
                         try to hunt you down. We could be ... 
                         Allies.
 
               
                                     TYLER
                         It's not my decision to make, but ... 
                         I will tell the others what happened 
                         here. Might just convince them that 
                         we don't have to hide forever. (Walks 
                         up the steps to the event horizon, then 
                         turns.) Maybe then you could take me 
                         fishing. (He grins, and walks thru the 
                         gate. SG-1 just smile)
 
               
               THE END!

               

The Fifth Man



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


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