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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 215

                                   "THE FIFTH RACE"

                                           By

                                    Robert C. Cooper




               Briefing Room

               
               Daniel is giving a presentation on information discovered on 
               the planet Earnest Littlefield was found
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         On the planet where we found Ernest 
                         Littlefield, PB2-908, we also found 
                         a repository of information.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Meaning of life sorta stuff.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, based on the four distinct alien 
                         languages inscribed on the wall we concluded 
                         it was some sort of meeting place, where 
                         these four races would.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We all re-read read the mission report, 
                         Doctor Jackson.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, right, well, two days ago the 
                         probe sent this image from P3R-272.Now 
                         if you look closely you'll see that 
                         the symbols match one of the inscriptions 
                         from the meeting place on Ernest's planet. 
                         So you realize what this means?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You know what this circle of symbols 
                         says?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, I don't even know what it sounds 
                         like, but based on the Norse rune at 
                         the bottom of this inscription I'm positive 
                         that one of the four race in the alliance 
                         is Thor's race, the Asgard, obviously 
                         that would make the aliens that belong 
                         to this race their allies.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do believe this world is worth exploring 
                         Daniel Jackson.
 
               
               
               
               They travel through the gate and once on the other side, find 
               themselves in an empty room
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Very strange. Breathable air, moderate 
                         temperature, but where's the life support 
                         coming from?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Walls are solid.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         As the probe indicated there appears 
                         to be no exit.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, this was an intergalactic waste 
                         of time.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, wait a minute, Sir, where's the 
                         power for the lights coming from? What's 
                         the point of this place?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hello! Hello! I'm Daniel Jackson, we're 
                         peaceful explorers from the planet Earth.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Jack gives Daniel a funny look

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It was worth a try.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, how long you figure we oughta 
                         hang out here and scratch our cosmic 
                         heads?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, we can't just give up.

               
                                     JACK
                         Why not? Lets go home. Okay, that's 
                         something.
 
               
               
               
               Teal'c walks up to the device and looks inside

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Watcha self there Teal'c.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What do you see?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Blackness, filled with coloured lights.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Jack looks into it

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Whoa!

               
               
               
               The device suddenly grabs onto Jacks head. He can see bright 
               lights and shortly afterwards, he falls to the floor
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, can you hear me?

               
                                     SAM
                          His pulse is racing. Daniel, dial the 
                         'gate.
 
               
               
               
               Titles

               
               
               
               Infirmary

               
               
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Pupils are back to normal. Pulse is 
                         fine. You feel okay?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Great, don't remember a thing.

               
                                     SAM
                         You were catatonic for about an hour 
                         after that thing released your head.
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Physically I can't find anything wrong 
                         with you.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, okey dokey.

               
               
               
               Jack leaves the infirmary

               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So what caused this device to appear?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're not sure.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Colonel O'Neill passed through the circle 
                         on the floor just before the device 
                         appeared. I was the first to look into 
                         it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What did you see?

               
                                     JACK
                         Lights, he saw lights. That's what he 
                         said he saw, lights. We done?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Not exactly. Why didn't the device react 
                         to Teal'c the same way as it did to 
                         you?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I don't know.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps because I am a Jaffa.

               
                                     SAM
                         We've seen alien technologies that have 
                         been sensitive to the presence of a 
                         Goa'uld before, like Thor's Hammer.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c looked, I looked, it grabbed 
                         my head, I passed out, I came to, we're 
                         here, we're home. Can we go?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, are you okay?

               
                                     JACK
                         I'm fine, just fine. A little tired 
                         maybe.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, are you sure you're okay?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I am absolutely fine. There is nothing 
                         cruvus with me. They all look at Jack.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You just said there's nothing cruvus 
                         with you.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I did not.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, you did.

               
                                     JACK
                         No I didn't.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, you did.

               
                                     JACK
                         Didn't.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Did.

               
                                     JACK
                         Didn't.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Did.

               
                                     JACK
                         Cruvus, what is that?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't know. Um, well, I'm guessing 
                         in the context of what you're saying 
                         you were trying to say that there's 
                         nothing wrong with you.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why don't you take some time to relax, 
                         Colonel. You're dismissed, but do me 
                         a favor and stay on the base.
 
               
               
               
               Jack tears a page out of his notebook and leaves the room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Keep an eye on him.

               
               
               
               Jack and Teal'c are in the gym, sparring

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What is the reason for these padded 
                         gloves, O'Neill?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So we don't hurt each other. I'll be 
                         honest with you, Teal'c, it's so you 
                         don't hurt me.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If our purpose is to not cause each 
                         other harm, why then are we doing battle?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         What can I tell you , it's boxing. It's 
                         fun. Come on.
 
               
               
               
               Jack begins dancing around and moving his feet etc

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Come on Teal'c, you've gotta move around 
                         a little bit, you've gotta dance.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not understand O'Neill, are we 
                         preparing to dance or to do battle?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c if you don't move around you're 
                         a sitting duck, you're a target. Huh, 
                         like that. I'm sorry are you alright?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am fine.

               
                                     JACK
                         Well that's why you've gotta move.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Teal'c lands a punch and Jack falls to the floor

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         How was that, O'Neill?

               
                                     JACK
                         That's good, that's good. Er, the thing 
                         about keeping your hands up... is my 
                         nose bleeding?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You are fine.

               
                                     JACK
                         Keep your hands up, you gotta keep moving 
                         your, your feet moving and er, bend 
                         your cosars, keep your cosars bent.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am unfamiliar with that word.

               
                                     JACK
                         What, cosars? Cosars, you gotta bend 
                         your cosars.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe you are referring to your 
                         legs, O'Neill.
 
               
               
               
               
               
               Jack and Teal'c go to Daniel's office

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, what the hell is going on with 
                         me?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What do you mean?

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, apparently I have lost the falatus 
                         to speak properly. That wasn't a joke, 
                         I didn't do that on purpose.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Several times now Colonel O'Neill has 
                         used strange words in place of common 
                         terms.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, well, what was that word you just 
                         used?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe it was falatus.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, sounds kinda close to Medieval 
                         Latin. So, possibly a derivation, maybe 
                         even a root. Faculatus is Latin for 
                         ability. You said you've lost the falatus 
                         to speak properly.
 
               
               
               
               Jack looks at Daniel's monitor and reads the text

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Nou ani anquietas.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     JACK
                         Nou ani anquietas. Hic qua videum.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, are you reading this?

               
                                     JACK
                         I don't know, you tell me.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I don't know, I haven't been able 
                         to associate sounds to the symbols. 
                         Do you know what this means?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         No, I'm just looking at it and the words 
                         just pop right into my fron. Does anybody 
                         think this is odd?
 
               
               
               
               
               
               Sam and Daniel are walking through a corridor

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The language he's speaking has similar 
                         sounds to Medieval Latin but they're 
                         still quite different.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So he's in the infirmary now?

               
               
               
               Daniel's office

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, but before we took him there, 
                         he picked up the chalk and did this 
                         in about thirty seconds flat. Do you 
                         have any idea what this means?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         No. I mean, even the simple equations 
                         don't make any sense. No, this is like 
                         no math I've every seen.
 
               
               
               
               
               
               Janet explains Jack's condition

               
               
               
                                     FRAISER
                         A normal human brain operates at 5-10% 
                         of its functional capacity at any given 
                         time. Colonel O'Neill's brain is working 
                         at over 90% capacity.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How is that possible?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         I don't know.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Where is Colonel O'Neill?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Well, he should be in the infirmary.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He is not there.

               
               
               
               They race off to find him

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Teal'c, you take the Gate Room.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'll check the locker room.

               
                                     SAM
                         Right.

               
               
               
               
               
               Sam finds Jack dismantling a staff weapon

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel. What are you doing?

               
                                     JACK
                         I need this.

               
               
               
               He takes out a capsule containing green liquid

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         What for?

               
                                     JACK
                         I have no idea.

               
               
               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Where is he now?

               
                                     SAM
                         He's with Teal'c.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do you think his current condition poses 
                         any threat?
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Sir, I don't even know what's wrong 
                         with him. All I can tell you is his 
                         brain function has increased tenfold.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack was able to read the alien language 
                         - both the inscription from the wall, 
                         the meeting place on Earnest's planet 
                         and the circle of symbols from 272, 
                         where this happened to him.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What does it mean?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, my translation's a little bit 
                         vague, um, I think the circle means 
                         the place of our legacy. Or it could 
                         be a piece of our leg, but the first 
                         seems to make more sense.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The point is Colonel O'Neill is unwillingly 
                         speaking an alien language.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We know the Asgard oppose the Goa'uld 
                         so it's possible all the members of 
                         this four-race alliance felt the same.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Which might explain why the viewer locked 
                         out Teal'c.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What are you saying?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What if this device somehow downloaded 
                         an alien language into Jack's brain.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Teal'c enters the room

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Your presence is required in the control 
                         room.
 
               
               
               
               
               
               Jack is in the control room, sitting at a computer

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What's he doing?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not know. Sam heads straight for 
                         a computer.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Captain Carter?

               
                                     SAM
                         Main system's down, Sir. I'm locked 
                         out.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     JACK
                         I don't know, Sir. You know me and computers.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, I'm ordering you to stop.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I'd love to Sir, but I can't.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Stop him. Teal'c tries to pull Jack 
                         away from the computer.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         No! No, not yet! I'm not finished!
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sir, I think he wants to finish what 
                         he's doing.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I can't reboot, Sir.

               
               
               
               The power goes

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Uh-oh.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Captain? The numbers Jack entered come 
                         up on the computer screen.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, this is machine code. The numbers 
                         the Colonel was entering must've been 
                         some been some sort of program. J
 
                         
               
               
               
               Jack dives forward and taps some more keys

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         What did you do? Jack shakes his head.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         It's the destination map. These are 
                         all the Stargates we've been through.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Sam, are those new 'gates popping up?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         That's not possible, it takes days to 
                         calculate the planetary shift of each 
                         new location. Whoa, wait a second. Sir, 
                         the new Stargates did not come from 
                         the Abydos cartouche data that we put 
                         in.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         But that's the only reference we have, 
                         isn't it?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The Colonel must've input new Stargate 
                         locations into the computer.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I guess that thing must've downloaded 
                         more that a language into your brain. 
                         That circular inscription read 'the 
                         place of our legacy'. What if that thing 
                         you looked into was some sort of alien 
                         database, like the one we found on Ernest's 
                         planet, all the knowledge that these 
                         particular aliens possessed?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel, you are not under arrest but 
                         you are also not to touch anything else 
                         on this base without permission. Understood?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Etium, Sir.

               
               
               
               Sam goes to Daniel's office

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         You can only stare at a computer screen 
                         for so long. Colonel, that program you 
                         entered re-wrote massive amounts of 
                         the machine code. Jack doesn't respond.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack seems to have completely lost the 
                         ability to speak anything but the alien 
                         language.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Really? Wow.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         But the good news is we seem to have 
                         more of the alien inscription translated. 
                         Nou ani anquietus, We are the Ancients.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Who are the Ancients?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, I think they could be the teachers 
                         of roads. See, the Romans were the first 
                         real road builders. They spoke Latin 
                         and they learned to build roads from 
                         the gods, known as the Ancient ones.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm still not following you.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Roads. Stargates. The gate builders. 
                         What if these Ancients were the alien 
                         race who invented the Stargate?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You're still just speculating, right?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, that would certainly explain why 
                         Jack knew about Stargates the Goa'uld 
                         haven't even discovered yet.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know, Daniel. Why would they 
                         invent a device that would do this?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The place of our legacy, to pass on 
                         their knowledge. Jack may have the knowledge 
                         of the original 'gate builders downloaded 
                         into his brain.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ego indeo navo locas.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, ego means I.

               
                                     JACK
                         Indeo.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Need.

               
                                     JACK
                         Navo.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         New.

               
                                     JACK
                         Locas.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Locas, locas, locas. Locatia. Location. 
                         You need a new location. You need a 
                         new location?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Where do you wanna go? Jack doesn't 
                         seem to know.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Okay, good luck you guys, I've got to 
                         get back to the computer. Sir, I really 
                         wish you could explain all this.
 
               
               
               
               
               
               He hands her a piece of paper

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Ten equals eight. Ten equals eight, 
                         ten equals eight. Ten equals eight. 
                         Sir, this is base eight math!
 
               
               
               
               Daniel speaks with Janet

               
               
               
                                     FRAISER
                         The problem may only be affecting the 
                         verbal language centre of your brain. 
                         It's a different function than writing, 
                         but it looks like the problem is advancing. 
                         Since he lost the ability to speak gradually, 
                         I think whatever is affecting him might 
                         be taking over incrementally.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, what's the worst-case scenario?
 
                         
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Well your computer analogy is pretty 
                         good. Colonel, your hard drive has been 
                         filled with information that is written 
                         in a language your computer doesn't 
                         understand. If it continues to progress 
                         the way it has thus far you may eventually 
                         lose the ability to write or even comprehend 
                         us. Or worse the computer could shut 
                         down all together.
 
               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we've been sending probes through 
                         to the addresses Colonel O'Neill entered 
                         into the computer, hoping that one would 
                         lead us to the race that affected his 
                         mind. We think we may have found something.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         P9Q-281 has a pedestal near the gate 
                         with symbols on it that match the alien 
                         language that Jack is speaking.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Then I suggest we check it out. You're 
                         authorized to go Captain; Major Castleman 
                         will be joining SG-1 on this mission.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well if Jack's not going then I have 
                         to stay.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why's that Doctor?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well if Sam and Teal'c make contact 
                         with the Ancients then they can report 
                         back and then Jack and I will go, but 
                         until then, I mean, translating this 
                         language may be the most important thing 
                         we've done since we opened the Stargate. 
                         You see I'm pretty sure that Jack is 
                         speaking the language of the original 
                         gate builders, at the very least I'm 
                         positive that it's one of the races 
                         that created the repository of information 
                         on Earnest's planet, the, meaning of 
                         life stuff.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         And, Sir, I believe that the equation 
                         Colonel O'Neill wrote on the blackboard 
                         is a revolutionary formula for calculating 
                         the distance between planetary bodies.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         And, bottom line, Sir, what about Jack, 
                         right now I'm possibly his only hope 
                         for communicating on any serious level. 
                         I can't leave him like this, and I won't.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Alright. The rest of you will leave 
                         at 1600 hours.
 
               
               
               
               Gateroom

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         SG-1, your mission is a go. Jack watches 
                         them leave.
 
               
               
               
               Daniel's office

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, I think we're getting hung up 
                         on the grammar. What?
 
               
               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Okay, you have to go through the Stargate. 
                         Where, where to? Back to the planet 
                         where this happened, you have to go 
                         back there?
 
               
               
               
               
               
               Simmons goes to Hammonds office

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Come.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Sir, SG-1 did not return the probe on 
                         schedule.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Lets open the gate and try to make contact.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               
               
               Control room

               
               
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         SG-1 this is Stargate Command, do you 
                         read, over. They're responding, Sir, 
                         video and audio.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Do not send rescue team. Repeat. Do 
                         not send rescue team.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This is General Hammond. We copy Captain. 
                         Where's Major Castleman?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         He's looking for shelter, Sir. We're 
                         in a little trouble here, we can't dial 
                         out; the DHD seized up when we tried 
                         to send the probe back. Temperature 
                         here is increasing rapidly which probably 
                         explains why we haven't found indigenous 
                         life forms. The probe data did not reveal 
                         a second sun, which rose about half 
                         an hour ago. General, we're gonna get 
                         one heck of a sunburn if we stay here 
                         much longer.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Can you dial in manually?

               
                                     SAM
                         Teal'c's attempting a manual dial now, 
                         Sir, but we can't do anything with the 
                         wormhole open from your end.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I copy that, Captain. If you're not 
                         back in one hour we will open the wormhole 
                         again for further communication. Good 
                         luck, SGC out.
 
               
               
               
               Jack is busy building a device. Janet is with him. Daniel enters 
               the room
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What's he doing now?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Building something. I've been taking 
                         some notes but I'm finding it a little 
                         hard to follow.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I have to go downstairs; Sam and Teal'c 
                         are in trouble.
 
               
                                     FRAISER
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Just don't tell Jack, I think he's got 
                         enough on his mind.
 
               
               
               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
                                     SCIENTIST
                         Sir, this Milar material added to a 
                         standard issue field tent should provide 
                         10-20 degrees worth of protection.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         We've augmented some air coolers to 
                         work with portable generators.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         But how are they gonna get home?

               
                                     SCIENTIST
                         Well, based on Captain Carter's description 
                         of the problem we've been running probability 
                         tests using the function data we correlated 
                         so far, from the DHD found in Antarctica.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do you understand what he just said?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It sounds like they have no idea.

               
                                     SCIENTIST
                         Well actually it's not no idea, Sir, 
                         just not much of one yet.
 
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         But we're working on it.

               
               
               
               Sam contacts the SGC again

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Manual dial in failed, Sir. DHD is stuck 
                         mid-dial and seems to be locking the 
                         'gate in place.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Are we recording this?

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Yes, Sir.

               
                                     SAM
                         By my calculations we could be facing 
                         a temperature of over 200 degrees Fahrenheit 
                         in less than four hours.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Captain, we're sending through a package 
                         of heat resistant tents and portable 
                         air coolers.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         General, I don't think you understand 
                         how hot it's gonna get. Nothing you 
                         send us will provide enough protection. 
                         We'll be dead before the end of the 
                         day, Sir.
 
               
               
               
               Daniel goes back to Jack, who has finished building the device
 
               
               
               
               
                                     FRAISER
                         I think he's finished.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What is it?

               
               
               
               Jack turns it on. It lights up and emits a noise

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's it? Okay, well lets, lets just 
                         leave this thing for now, believe it 
                         or not I have something a little more 
                         important to discuss.
 
               
               
               
               Daniel's office

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I didn't want to tell you this before 
                         because I thought you had enough on 
                         your mind. Sam, Teal'c and the rest 
                         of SG-1 are in trouble; the DHD on P9Q-281 
                         isn't working and they can't get home; 
                         to make matters worse there's a very 
                         hot sun rising. They don't have much 
                         time.
 
               
               
               
               He plays the message Sam sent

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         The rest of the symbols won't engage, 
                         the DHD is locking the gate in place 
                         so we can't dial out manually. I've 
                         tried everything I know about these 
                         things.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Look, no-one else believes you have 
                         the knowledge of the original gate builders 
                         in your head right now except me.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Jack begins drawing

               
               
               
                                     FRAISER
                         Whats he doing?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't know.

               
                                     FRAISER
                         Do you think this is going to help?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I... I don't, I really don't know.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Jack writes on some paper and shoves it towards them

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         : Shut up and go away.

               
               
               
               They back away

               
               Briefing Room

               
               
               
               
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         The problem they're having is powering 
                         up the DHD and getting it to recharge 
                         its capacitors.
 
               
                                     SCIENTIST
                         Removing the power source and reinstalling 
                         always rebooted the system in the tests.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         But we've never simulated a mid-dial 
                         lock out.
 
               
               
               
               Daniel, Jack and Janet enter the room. Daniel gives them Jack's 
               device
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We have to dial in right now.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What is it?

               
                                     FRAISER
                         The Colonel has a solution.

               
                                     SCIENTIST
                         He does? Jack rolls out the plans on 
                         the table.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We weren't sure what he was drawing 
                         at first but.
 
               
                                     SCIENTIST
                         That's the dial home device.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         And the instructions on how to fix it. 
                         There isn't much time.
 
               
               As they leave the scientists, Daniel puts Jack's machine on the 
               table.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Here, you guys can work on this for 
                         a while.
 
               
                                     SCIENTIST
                         What is it?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No idea, well not no idea, just not 
                         much of one yet, but work on it.
 
               
               
               
               Control room

               
               
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         The object has reached its destination, 
                         Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Now we have to hope those instructions 
                         were right.
 
               
               
               
               Later, Teal'c and Sam return. A little burn't but otherwise ok
 
               
               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Glad to have you back.

               
                                     SAM
                         Thought our goose was quite literally 
                         cooked this time, Sir. These plans were 
                         perfect, who came up with them? Colonel? 
                         Jack shrugs.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am sorry O'Neill. We could not find 
                         a way to help you.
 
               
               
               
               
               
               Sam goes to see Daniel who, along with Teal'c, is looking at 
               the device Jack made
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Feel better?

               
                                     SAM
                         Much, thanks. Is this what you wanted 
                         to show me?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, Jack built it but no-one seems 
                         to be able to figure out what  it is.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, you have no idea what it is 
                         or why you built it?
 
               
               
               
               "Captain Carter to the control room, Captain Carter to the control 
               room."
 
               
               Control room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We were preparing to send SG-11 to the 
                         next new Stargate address that Colonel 
                         O'Neill programmed into the computer.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         The gate wouldn't dial out, the computer's 
                         frozen.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That doesn't make any sense, we've just 
                         run a full diagnostic. The Stargate's 
                         trying to draw more power than usual 
                         from the system.
 
               
               
               
               Jack get's the device and leaves the room

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm guessing we should follow him.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Jack attaches the machine to the power system

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Should we not attempt to stop him Daniel 
                         Jackson?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait a minute. Jack, what are you doing?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Euge.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think that means good.Jack, I really 
                         don't know if this is a good thing.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Euge. Euge.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't think he understands us anymore.
 
                         
               
               
               
               He switches on the device

               
               Control room

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, somehow the Stargate just got a 
                         huge power boost. It's drawing ten times 
                         more power than normal.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Isn't that impossible?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir, the circuits should've blown.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This is General Hammond. I want Sergeant 
                         Siler and a maintenance crew to the 
                         power room immediately.
 
               
               
               
               The gate begins to dial

               
               
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, the 'gate is dialing out.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Where to?

               
                                     SAM
                         I have no way of knowing. We've completely 
                         lost control, Sir.
 
               
                                     SCIENTIST
                         Chevron five is encoded. Daniel, Jack 
                         and Teal'c enter.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The device that Jack built is some sort 
                         of energy source; he just hooked it 
                         up in the power vault.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, that explains where the gate's 
                         getting all the extra power.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I would not have authorized that Doctor 
                         Jackson. Captain, how do we stop this?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         You could have Siler pull the main breaker.
 
                         
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Chevron six is encoded.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait! Jack has been saying that this 
                         is a good thing. Now so far he's done 
                         nothing bad.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         So far.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Chevron seven is encoded?

               
                                     SAM
                         And it's not the point of origin.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         General, what if all these anomalies 
                         that have been happening to Jack, are 
                         part of some big plan?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What plan?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, earlier Jack was telling me he 
                         had to go through the 'gate. Maybe everything 
                         up until now has been leading to this.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         What's it doing?

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Chevron eight is locked.

               
               
               
               The gate opens

               
               
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Wormhole is tracking.Captain?

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, the computer indicates that the 
                         wormhole is leaving our known network 
                         of Stargates. It's going outside of 
                         our galaxy. Far out.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's why the gate needed all the extra 
                         power.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hold on, I thought Stargate addresses 
                         were six points in space with the seventh 
                         being the point of origin.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The extra chevron must add a new distance 
                         calculation to the existing points, 
                         kinda like dialing a different area 
                         code.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Now what?

               
               
               
               Jack tries to leave the room

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm just supposed to let you go?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He's already gone, General; I don't 
                         think we have much of a choice.
 
               
               
               
               Jack goes to the gateroom, followed by the others

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will accompany you O'Neill.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I really think he needs to do this alone, 
                         Teal'c.
 
               
               
               
               Jack walks up the ramp

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I really hope this is the right thing 
                         to do.
 
               
               
               
               Gateroom

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Wait, without the remote code device 
                         he won't be able to get back.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Without knowing where he's going and 
                         why, that could put us in further jeopardy. 
                         I'm sorry, I can't authorize it.
 
               
               
               
               Daniel runs up the ramp to speak with Jack

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack. You understand that if you do 
                         this, if you go, you might not be able 
                         to come back.
 
               
               
               
               Jack turns to look at him and goes through the gate

               
               Control room

               
               
               
               
               
                                     SIMMONS
                         Traveler is still on route.We've lost 
                         the traveler!
 
               
               
               
               Jack comes out the other side, at high speed

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Arrgh!

               
               
               
               There are lot's of Asgard whispering and standing a in groups
 
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Ego, deserdi, asordo.

               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         He's human. From Earth.

               
                                     ASGARD #2
                         But he's speaking the language of the 
                         Ancients.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Comdo, asordo.

               
                                     ASGARD #2
                         He wants help.

               
               
               
               They move their hands towards him and take back the knowledge. 
               Jack collapses
 
               
               Control room

               
                                     SAM
                         Prepare to redial.

               
               
               
               The phone rings

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Hammond.

               
                                     SIMMONS
                         It's Sergeant Siler, Sir; the device 
                         that's hooked to the power grid seems 
                         to be dead.
 
               
               
               
               
               
               Back with Jack

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Hello. Thank you.

               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         You are welcome.

               
                                     JACK
                         You understand me?

               
                                     ASGARD #2
                         We speak many languages.

               
                                     JACK
                         You're the Asgard. Thor's race, right?
 
                         
               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         You have heard of us?

               
                                     JACK
                         Nothing but good things.

               
                                     ASGARD #2
                         You looked into the archive that stores 
                         all the Ancients' knowledge.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Apparently.

               
                                     ASGARD #2
                         It was not meant for you.

               
                                     JACK
                         What, this was all an accident?

               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         Human physiology has not advanced to 
                         the point where your brain could handle 
                         that technology.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh. So where am I?

               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         This is the Asgard planet, Othala, in 
                         the galaxy of Ida.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Why did I come here?

               
                                     ASGARD #2
                         The Ancients moved on from our region 
                         of space long ago, but your sub-conscious 
                         mind used their knowledge to find us 
                         here, where you could get help.
 
               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         Very impressive.

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, you know.

               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         We did not think your brains had advanced 
                         even that far.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How is it you know so much about our 
                         brains?
 
               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         We have studied your race closely.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah. What did you learn?

               
                                     ASGARD #2
                         That your species has great potential.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Great potential, that's good.

               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         Understand this, there was once an alliance 
                         of four great races in the galaxy; the 
                         Asgard, the Nox...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Met them.

               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         The Furlings.

               
                                     JACK
                         Don't know them.

               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         And the Ancients, the builders of the 
                         Stargates.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Pretty heady group.

               
                                     ASGARD #1
                         The alliance was built over many millennia. 
                         Your race has much to prove before we 
                         may interact on that level.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Look, you all seem to be quite wonderful, 
                         people, and I don't want to sound ungrateful 
                         because I really, really appreciate 
                         you getting all that stuff out of my 
                         head, but you folks should understand 
                         that we're out there, now, and we might 
                         not be ready for a lot of this stuff 
                         but we're doing the best we can. We 
                         are a very curious race.
 
               
               
               
               The Asard holds out his hand and Jack takes it

               
               
               
                                     ASGARD #2
                         You have already taken the first steps 
                         towards becoming the fifth race
 
               
               
               
               Control room

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we're gonna have to shut the whole 
                         system down and reboot.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Can you close the Stargate if necessary?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Apparently not.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's not good.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Captain, I don't care what you have 
                         to do, I want control of this system 
                         back.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir, I'm trying.

               
               
               
               The stargate is activated from offworld

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         We have an incoming wormhole.

               
               
               
               Jack comes through the gate

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Everything seems to be back online again, 
                         Sir, including the iris.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Good work, Captain.

               
               
               
               Gateroom

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm back.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What happened?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Do you still possess the knowledge of 
                         the Ancients?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Nope. Don't remember a thing.

               
               
               
               He turns to Daniel

               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         But ya know that meaning of life stuff? 
                         I think we're gonna be alright...
 
                         
               
               THE END
               
               
               
               
               
               
               

The Fifth Race



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


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