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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 910

                                "THE FOURTH HORSEMAN"

                                           By

                                     Damian Kindler

               
               
               Briefing room, Jackson flicking through a file that's as thick 
               as a book, rest of SG-1 seated at table, Landry walks out to 
               them.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Colonel Carter. I've read your proposal
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         and?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         and...I'm not exactly sure what an aneurism 
                         feels like but... I suspect I'm pretty 
                         close.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         oh boy...I'm glad I'm not the only one...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         can you put this in Laments terms?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         well simply speaking sir...based on 
                         the research that was done on Anubis' 
                         genetic experiment Khalek...we believe 
                         we may be close to developing...a technology 
                         that can inhibit a priors special abilities...
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         are we talking about an anti prior gun 
                         here...because I don't remember *flick 
                         through file* seeing the word gun anywhere...in 
                         here...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         well...it wouldn't be a gun exactly...but 
                         that is kind of what made us think it 
                         was possible...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Because I was able to shoot Khalek while 
                         he was focused on defending himself 
                         from...*points at Mitchell*...you
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Which meant he wasn't omnipotent...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         You think the Priors are the Same...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         We've identified specific potions of 
                         the brain that were active when khalek 
                         was using his unique abilities...
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Now he had those abilities because he 
                         was at a much higher evolved state very 
                         close to ascension... now...we're hoping 
                         that the Ori are affecting the priors 
                         in much the Same way.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Dr Lee and I are working on a way of 
                         targeting and neutralizing those higher 
                         brain functions...using a field generator 
                         emitting fluctuating ultrasonic frequencies...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         And my headache was just going away...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I don't want to sound...overly optimistic 
                         sir...but I think we may be close to 
                         testing in a couple of days.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         hmmm...I would like to report that something 
                         positive came out of that whole Khalek 
                         situation...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yes sir...

               
                                     LANDRY
                         Keep me posted. *they all stand as he 
                         leaves...*
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *sits, small frown*...he didn't look 
                         too impressed...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Oh trust me...anti-prior gun...would 
                         have gone down better...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *takes a deep breath* yeah...

               
               Dakara, in the high council Chamber. Gerak addressing the council! 
               Bra'tac's there!!
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         if the Jaffa at Kalana had heeded the 
                         wisdom of the priors they would all 
                         still be alive today.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         *stands* The Jaffa at Kalanna were defending 
                         themselves against the military incursion. 
                         The Ori were attempting to construct 
                         a means via which to invade our galaxy 
                         and attack us.
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         they offered us the wisdom of the ages 
                         *tapping book of origin* and everlasting 
                         life...and we met that with Force *Teal'c 
                         enters*
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         were their actions not justified? Thousands 
                         of lives were lost.
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         all the more reason why we should respect 
                         their power.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         if you are suggesting we have no other 
                         choice but to acquiesce that would be 
                         cowardice. *Gerak heads for Bra'tac*
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Gerak!!

               
                                     GERAK
                         *looks at Teal'c, then at Bra'tac, he 
                         holds up book of origin* I believe their 
                         intentions are pure. They offer us enlightenment...knowledge...salvation...all 
                         of these things can be ours if we have 
                         the courage to embrace our destiny.
 
                         
               
                                     KA'LEL
                         *stands* I believe a recess is in order. 
                         The council will deliberate on Gerak's 
                         proposal.
 
               
               Gerak and the council members leave the chamber... Teal'c walks 
               over to Bra'tac the two sit.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I came as soon as I heard.

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         Gerak has proposed that the religion 
                         of the Ori should be adopted by all 
                         Jaffa
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         as law?

               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         *nods* to be taught to our children...its 
                         benedictions and traditions followed 
                         to the letter. Should it be ratified 
                         by the council all Jaffa have no choice 
                         but to accept the Ori as gods.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         true belief cannot be legislated. Surely 
                         the council must know this is beyond 
                         their purview.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         but Gerak seems to have swayed many. 
                         He is convinced that the Ori represent 
                         the true gods we have all sort for generations...and 
                         that only by worshipping them can we 
                         finally find peace and enlightenment.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         then he is a fool and must be revealed 
                         as such.
 
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         Gerak is many things...but he is no 
                         fool Teal'c. because of us... too many 
                         Jaffa now know that the ancients of 
                         this galaxy will never offer us a quick 
                         path to ascension
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         still...the Ori are not the answer
 
                         
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         no... but Gerak is old...as are many 
                         of the council... for them the Ori represent 
                         hope for life beyond that which we now 
                         know...for that reason alone this proposal 
                         will carry weight...
 
               
               Lee sits by his monitor as Carter walks over to her own

               
                                     LEE
                         w- A couple of days?

               
                                     CARTER
                         well...we'll just have to...roll up 
                         our sleeves and burn some midnight oil 
                         if we have to...
 
               
                                     LEE
                         Midnight oil...why didn't you just tell 
                         him we'd come up with a viable mean 
                         of creating cold fusion while you're 
                         at it...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         ...sure if you've got something *grins, 
                         winding him up*
 
               
                                     LEE
                         *chuckles*...no...uh look...I mean...all 
                         we have is a bunch of uncorrelated data 
                         *Carter in background sticking in earphones* 
                         and... and a theory...I mean I admit...it's 
                         a pretty...a pretty sound theory ...if 
                         you pardon the pun *giggles to himself...* 
                         ultrasonic waves...ah...that's good...anyways 
                         its going to be a matter of months before 
                         we get...get it... *as if realizing 
                         something* oh...I see...I understand... 
                         this is your first project back...from 
                         area 51...and you just...you just want 
                         to impress everybody *turns to face 
                         her* right...*trails off, Carter just 
                         getting on with her work* Can you hear 
                         me?!
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *looks up, pulls out earphones* what?
 
                         
               
                                     LEE
                         I...uh...i...no...right. Sleeves up 
                         and...working *turns back, Sam grins 
                         puts back in ear phones.*
 
               
               We get a saturated shot from above as if someone watching her...
 
               
               
               Barnes lies in an isolation room hooked to oxygen to orderlies 
               in hazmats standing over him, Landry and Lam in observation room
 
               
               
                                     LAM
                         It's colonel Barnes. About 3 hours ago 
                         he came in complaining of fatigue...about 
                         an hour after that...he could barely 
                         stand...high fever... chest pain... 
                         respiratory distress...sound familiar?
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         you're certain it's the Same?

               
                                     LAM
                         he's displaying identical symptoms as 
                         the people who were infected on 412. 
                         it's a prior plague. We have to find 
                         Lt Fisher.
 
               
               Peterson. Fisher sitting in a small crowd of airman listening 
               to a speech given by General Hammond.
 
               
                                     LAM
                         (voice over) and fast.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         in my many years of service I have met 
                         with many men and women in uniform around 
                         the world. Active guard and reserve 
                         both on the front lines and those here 
                         at home, and then as now...I am continually 
                         amazed by your courage...dedication 
                         and patriotism...our airmen...soldiers...sailors 
                         and marines are symbols of the pride 
                         and strength of this nation be proud 
                         of what you do...you make your nation 
                         stronger and our world safer. Thank 
                         you.
 
               
               He steps down, the crowd stands clapping, all making their way 
               over to Hammond to thank and congratulate him. Fisher makes his 
               way through the crowd shaking hands of various people he knows...Just 
               as he nears Hammond a van pulls up fast, and Hammond's aides 
               and security grab him and put him in another car. Men is Hazmats 
               exit the Van and head over to Fisher.
 
               
                                     LIVEL
                         Back away...Back away...Lt Fisher?
 
                         
               
                                     FISHER
                         Yes sir...

               
                                     LIVEL
                         you're gonna have to come with me immediately...*he's 
                         dragged to Van* come on back away... 
                         in here please.
 
               
               Lam and Landry walk down into hall from observation room.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         You cleared SG-6 when they returned 
                         from 885.
 
               
                                     LAM
                         I approved their clearance yes. We've 
                         been taking extra precautions...since 
                         the outbreak on 412 but...you can't 
                         test for a virus that you don't know 
                         exists...this strain has a completely 
                         different genetic makeup...and what's 
                         worse it seems to be mutating right 
                         before our eyes...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *runs up behind them* Sir! They found 
                         Fisher...they're bringing him in...and 
                         everyone at the speech has been quarantined...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Barnes says he thinks Fisher was the 
                         one who made direct contact with the 
                         Prior.
 
               
                                     LAM
                         Airman Ryan is showing early symptoms... 
                         Lt Brooks has been Quarantined as well 
                         sir. We have no way of knowing who Fisher 
                         may have come in contact with prior 
                         to leaving this base...or how far this 
                         thing has spread.
 
               
               Fisher stands at ease in isolation room, Lam and Mitchell stand 
               in the observation room
 
               
                                     FISHER
                         it was a couple of days before we left 
                         the planet...Airman Ryan and I went 
                         to morning prostration...the prior was 
                         there preaching.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *hits intercom* you had no idea your 
                         cover had been blown?
 
               
                                     FISHER
                         no sir... there was no way anybody from 
                         that planet could of known we were from 
                         earth...uh... the prior walked among 
                         us touching people on the head...it 
                         was some sort of benediction...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         uh wai-wait a minute he touched...*grabs 
                         intercom* sorry he touched you on your 
                         head?
 
               
                                     FISHER
                         uh...I'm sorry sir... if I had realized 
                         it was so important I would have put 
                         it in my report.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         ...*grabs intercom* that's alright Lt. 
                         Thank you. *lets go, to Lam* so how 
                         come he isn't sick?
 
               
                                     LAM
                         I'm guessing it's because he's just 
                         a carrier...if he got sick and died 
                         from the virus...it wouldn't spread 
                         very far would it?
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *enters* Colonel. Dr Lam. A word. *they 
                         head out*
 
               
               The three walking down steps

               
                                     LANDRY
                         what have you got?

               
                                     LAM
                         he's definitely patient zero.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         ah...the team on site at Peterson just 
                         reported that two other people in the 
                         crowd at general Hammonds speech are 
                         displaying symptoms and have tested 
                         positive...the general himself is fine.
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         that's good sir... what about the restaurant 
                         and gas station Fisher stopped at on 
                         his way into town?
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         the CDC has mobilized units to try and 
                         contain the situation they've sent out 
                         bulletins to every hospital and medical 
                         facility in the state... anyone showing 
                         plague symptoms will be referred to 
                         us.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         and do we have a cover story?

               
                                     LANDRY
                         a new influenza that first appeared 
                         at St Francis medical centre two days 
                         ago...we're issuing a press release 
                         in hour. Colonel... I'd like you in 
                         the field...following up on Lt. Fishers 
                         activities... just to be sure.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Yes sir *heads out*

               
                                     LAM
                         You'll have to get scrubbed and stay 
                         in Hazmat on the outside...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *waves* yes ma'am

               
                                     LAM
                         twelve infected base personnel have 
                         been quarantined...four of them are 
                         showing early symptoms...now half of 
                         those people came in direct physical 
                         contact with SG-6 after they came back...however 
                         the rest of them didn't...which means 
                         we should assume the worse case scenario...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         which is?

               
                                     LAM
                         the virus may be airborne and persistent
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         so we have no idea how many people this 
                         will ultimately affect
 
               
                                     LAM
                         no...

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         *on speakers* Unauthorized off world 
                         activation!!
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         what now?

               
                                     LAM
                         Hey you wanted to be a General *heads 
                         off, Landry looking after her*
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         General Landry to the control room
 
                         
               
               Landry enters control room. Iris is closed.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         chief?

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         it's Teal'c sir. I've established a 
                         video link with him on Dakara.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         General Landry. Chief Harriman has informed 
                         me of the situation...may I be of any 
                         assistance?
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         not at the moment... we've restricted 
                         gate travel in and out of the base... 
                         for the time being...
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         understood

               
                                     LANDRY
                         ... how did it go with the council... 
                         have they made a decision?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         they have not...but I have been told 
                         that they are leaning towards accepting 
                         Gerak's proposal despite our warnings...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         doesn't sound good

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Bra'tac and I no longer believe this 
                         battle can be won through diplomacy 
                         alone...the council must know of our 
                         resolve by other means...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         such as?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         we will travel to Chulak to meet with 
                         other Jaffa leaders who feel as we do...no 
                         matter what the council decides we will 
                         resist any alliance with the Ori.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         so your fight for freedom may end up 
                         in an all out civil war.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         indeed.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         let's hope it doesn't come to that. 
                         *Teal'c nods as Landry signals to Harriman 
                         to cut it. Gate shuts down*
 
               
               Gas and Bait Station. Mitchell in Hazmat suit talking to Landry 
               via radio, Landry in office news on in background
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         It's a self serve station sir according 
                         to receipts 22 people have used the 
                         pump that Fisher used...we're tracking 
                         down the folks that used credit cards 
                         but six used cash.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         we've called in the national guard... 
                         I'm staying in touch with the governor...but 
                         it looks like we may need to close down 
                         the state Colonel.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         yes sir it's pretty bad... the attendants 
                         been put into quarantine...and it looks 
                         like he's got it.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         that's not the news I wanted to hear. 
                         *we see attendant being taken away*
 
                         
               
               Shot of entrance to Cheyenne Mountain... Loud Music hears. Lee 
               sits playing large speakers on either side of him.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *enters* hey!! HEY!! *turns it off*
 
                         
               
                                     LEE
                         *turns* what are you doing?

               
                                     CARTER
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     LEE
                         I'm testing frequencies...

               
                                     CARTER
                         with *picks up Cd case* Dark pariah?
 
                         
               
                                     LEE
                         I can't hear a thing...*pulls out ear 
                         plugs.* Noise canceling technology.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         *sighs* how's it coming?

               
                                     LEE
                         ah well... we all know our auditory 
                         sensors are a direct line to certain 
                         brain functions and we know that they 
                         respond differently to different sonic 
                         frequencies but uh...you know trying 
                         to achieve something as specific as 
                         isolating one small part of the brain 
                         that's like *shakes head* I mean its 
                         like uh...its like trying to uh... do...something...that's 
                         impossible...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *raises eyebrow* good analogy. *heads 
                         to her side*
 
               
                                     LEE
                         *once again saturated shot, someone 
                         watching Carter* awww come on...I haven't 
                         slept *this time she looks up as if 
                         directly at it...as if sensing it* what?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         What?

               
                                     LEE
                         no... I said it first. What...what are 
                         you looking at
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         nothing... I think I'm just tired too.
 
                         
               
               Mitchell in the restaurant Fisher went to.

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         the waitress who served him, the cook 
                         the manager... they are all testing 
                         positive...we have fourteen customers 
                         unaccounted for. Bulletins are being 
                         issued *outside we see several news 
                         readers with cameras and mics* on local 
                         and national radio and television.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         the media is having a field day

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         have you closed the state border sir?
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         too late for that colonel we already 
                         have reported cases in Utah, Kansas 
                         and New Mexico.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         damn that was fast.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         faster than we can move...airports...bus 
                         stations... train stations...are all 
                         secure at this point...but more than 
                         one person seems to have gotten out...track'em 
                         down Colonel
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         will do sir. *Landry puts down phone 
                         watching news*
 
               
                                     NEWSREADER2
                         -headquarters safely...

               
                                     NEWSREADER
                         Panicked citizens are demanding answers 
                         from authorities who have been clearly 
                         over whelmed by the speed and scope 
                         of the virus despite their best efforts 
                         the contagion continues to spread at 
                         an alarming rate. Of course keep it 
                         right here... we'll have the latest 
                         and breaking news on the hour every 
                         hour...we'll see you then
 
               
               Lab

               
                                     LEE
                         this is going no where and my sleeves 
                         are up as high as they can go...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         perhaps if we tried a different kind 
                         of spread spectrum...in a combination 
                         of waves?
 
               
                                     LEE
                         yeah but...uh ugh...look i...I'm sorry... 
                         the only thing I can confirm with any 
                         kind of certainty is that sleep deprivation 
                         definitely has an adverse affect on 
                         all brain function...*heads for door* 
                         uhm...I'm gonna go get some coffee do 
                         you want anything?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         No I'm good... *Lee heads off*

               
                                     VOICE
                         You're so close.

               
                                     CARTER
                         I know...*stops...looks behind her...a 
                         young buy stands there*
 
               
                                     VOICE
                         Hello Sam...it's good to see you again. 
                         I've missed you...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Who are you?

               
                                     ORLIN
                         I had no choice but to take this form. 
                         It's me...Orlin.
 
               
               Orlin sits in an Isolation room, Carter, Jackson, Landry and 
               Lam watching from observation room
 
               
                                     LAM
                         as far as I can tell he's a normal human 
                         adolescent...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         who claims he's an ancient who descended 
                         and taken human form...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         there really is no other explanation 
                         sir for how he could have gotten into 
                         the base...or know the things he knows...I'm 
                         pretty sure he's given us the key to 
                         finishing the anti prior technology 
                         Dr Lee and I were working on...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         according to the mission report on your 
                         first encounter with Orlin...you two 
                         had uh...intimate relationship *small 
                         grin looking at her*?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Uh...well...*very uncomfortable* we 
                         did....but...uh...he didn't look like 
                         that...he was...
 
               
                                     LAM
                         Taller?

               
                                     CARTER
                         *small smile* he was a grown man.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         well...so why come back as a boy this 
                         time?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         he said he had no choice sir...he had 
                         to take younger form in order to preserve 
                         as many of he ancient memories as possible...
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         the knowledge he possessed as an ascended 
                         being was too massive for a normal human 
                         brain to handle... we're guessing that 
                         having a younger brain gave him a slightly 
                         better chance of retaining the knowledge 
                         a little longer...
 
               
                                     LAM
                         that makes sense actually...the neural 
                         make up of his still developing mind 
                         has a potential for better memory retention 
                         than that of an adult.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         ultimately sir he says that he will 
                         lose most of the knowledge...sir I think 
                         he's taking a huge risk just to be here...we 
                         should at least here him out...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         mmhmmm....

               
               Briefing room.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         I'm sorry...but aren't you breaking 
                         some major cosmic rules here I mean...why 
                         did the others let you go without wiping 
                         your memory clean?
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         honestly I don't really know...I guess 
                         enough of them felt that it was necessary 
                         for someone to step out of line and 
                         warn you...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         I'm assuming you're talking about the 
                         Ori. We're already aware of the threat 
                         they pose...
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         believe me you don't know everything. 
                         Along time ago the Ori and the Alterrans 
                         were one society...human on an evolutionary 
                         path to ascension...but a philosophical 
                         division grew...the Ori grew more and 
                         more fervent in their religious belief. 
                         The Alterrans for lack of a better way 
                         of putting it believed in science... 
                         The Ori tried to wipe them out.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         so instead of going to war...the Alterrans 
                         built a ship, left their galaxy and 
                         came here...we know that both the Alterrans 
                         and the Ori eventually ascended and 
                         that the Ori passed on their religion 
                         called Origin to the next evolution 
                         of humans they created.
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         yes...but the central promise of the 
                         religion...everything the Origins follow...devote 
                         themselves to...is a lie.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         ...are you saying that the Ori don't 
                         offer their followers ascension?
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         no...most certainly not...then they'd 
                         have to share...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Share what?

               
                                     ORLIN
                         The powers they sap from those who worship 
                         them...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         well how is that possible? ...I mean 
                         are you saying there's a real physical 
                         transfer of energy to the Ori that occurs 
                         simply through a human beings belief 
                         in them?
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         simply is not how I would put it. Its 
                         quite complicated but possible...and 
                         for it to have a measurable effect it 
                         requires massive numbers of humans relinquishing 
                         their will...nevertheless It is one 
                         of the main reasons the ancients have 
                         so strongly believed in strict non interference 
                         in the lower planes.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         because the temptations to manipulate 
                         and malign lower life forms into the 
                         some order for your own purposes can 
                         result in exactly this type of abuse 
                         and corruption...
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         The Ori empower themselves by sapping 
                         the life force of those willing to surrender 
                         themselves to them.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         unknowingly... and this promise of salvation 
                         in return?
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         leads to nothing but death of the most 
                         meaningless kind.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         because there's no conscious effort 
                         to achieve enlightenment without being 
                         spoon-fed by the Ori.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         do the priors know this? I mean are 
                         the complicit?
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         no. they are merely pawns. The more 
                         worlds the priors convert... the more 
                         powerful the Ori become. they must be 
                         stopped
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         why don't the ancients...uh...Alterrans...whatever 
                         you call yourselves now... why don't 
                         you stop them?
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         I am one of them no longer. And even 
                         if I was...it is unclear whether such 
                         action could result in victory...nor 
                         is such an endeavor at that level necessarily 
                         the next best step to further enlightenment. 
                         All I can say for sure is that if this 
                         galaxy was to succumb and bow to the 
                         Ori... it would be very bad for everyone.
 
                         
               
               Gerak walks into his Office the Prior waits for him by the window
 
               
               
                                     PRIOR
                         You have spread the word of the Ori 
                         well Gerak
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         I believe that their wisdom was worthy 
                         of my efforts.
 
               
                                     PRIOR
                         and yet such wisdom still falls upon 
                         deaf ears. A group of unbelievers...Jaffa... 
                         who would stand against your leadership 
                         and the Ori are meeting as we speak 
                         on Chulak
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         the true belief cannot be forced upon 
                         others...the offering of origin speaks 
                         for itself. I believe that in time they 
                         will come to believe that this is true.
 
                         
               
                                     PRIOR
                         as you have said. The Jaffa are strong 
                         willed...you are a people that understands 
                         the nobility of bloodshed...the necessity 
                         of sacrifice...
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         what would you have me do?

               
                                     PRIOR
                         go to chulak...Mark it as a last place 
                         a Jaffa would ever defy the power of 
                         the Ori and destroy all those who will 
                         not walk the path to enlightenment.
 
                         
               
               Landry, Orlin and Carter stand in the observation room, overseeing 
               an isolation room with several infected Airman.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         we're hoping that as long as you're 
                         here...you may be able to help us.
 
                         
               
                                     ORLIN
                         I no longer possess the power to simply 
                         cure this plague as I could have as 
                         an ascended being however with the knowledge 
                         I still retain I believe I can synthesize 
                         a cure using your medical technology...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         you built a Stargate in my basement 
                         from spare parts from a toaster
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         *smiles* actually this will be a little 
                         harder than that...
 
               
               Gerak's office, he hands over some documents to Yat'yir, who 
               begins to head off then turns back.
 
               
                                     YAT'YIR
                         Gerak...the battle at Kalana...I lost 
                         a cousin there...
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         mmm. It does still haunt me today...but 
                         it does not cause me to doubt my decision... 
                         *opens book of origin*
 
               
                                     YAT'YIR
                         I have read from the book of origin...searched 
                         for the wisdom you speak so highly off...and 
                         I do see fables meant to fill a soul 
                         bereft of hope...with purpose...stories 
                         of morality and righteousness.
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         and this is not worthy of your respect? 
                         *holds up book*
 
               
                                     YAT'YIR
                         so are the traditions of the Jaffa. 
                         Are we just suppose to abandon all that 
                         we are?
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         no. *stands walking around desk* but 
                         if you are to look really deeply you 
                         will find that everything that we want...is 
                         in here. Everything that we've ever 
                         desired is in here. *hands him book*
 
                         
               
               Several scientist all in Hazmats are all working. Orlin (also 
               in Hazmat) sits at his own desk. Carter enters
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         how's it going?

               
                                     ORLIN
                         basically I know what I need to make...I 
                         just don't have any of the right materials 
                         or tools.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         this is best we have... I can get you 
                         a toaster if you need it.
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         not unless they're hungry for toast.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Waffle iron? *he shakes head* look I 
                         hate to be pushy but do you have any 
                         kind of time frame on this?
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         honestly time from your perspective 
                         is not something I'm all that used to 
                         dealing with...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         is there anything I can do?

               
                                     ORLIN
                         you can keep me company.

               
                                     CARTER
                         *nods* right...

               
               Control room. Landry watching News

               
                                     NEWREADER
                         Hospitals are struggling to cope with 
                         the in flow of people who suspect they 
                         may have contracted the virus...
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         sir I have colonel Mitchell on the line 
                         for you
 
               
                                     NEWREADER
                         as a result crowded waiting rooms are 
                         now serving to expatiate an already 
                         difficult
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *turns off TV* put him on speaker. What 
                         have you got Colonel?
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *On airstrip* sir we have a problem...looks 
                         like one of the people who used the 
                         Gas pump Fisher touched got on to a 
                         plane before the Quarantine went into 
                         effect...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         to where?

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         it's bad. He caught a flight to Denver...with 
                         connections to Chicago and New York. 
                         Sir I'm afraid we've lost control of 
                         the situation.
 
               
               Commissary. Carter and Orlin are grabbing some lunch they walk 
               over and sit at table
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         I have to admit its nice being out of 
                         that uncomfortable suit for a while...I 
                         know I'm vulnerable now as a Human. 
                         Yet I still can't get my head around 
                         my own frailty...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         well you've been at it nearly nine hours 
                         straight...you need something to eat.
 
                         
               
                                     ORLIN
                         I am hungry. maybe it's just me... it 
                         has been a while since I experienced 
                         human senses *picks up sandwich* but...this 
                         food doesn't smell very good.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         that because it's not very good...
 
                         
               
                                     ORLIN
                         *he eats* I remember eating pretty well 
                         the last time I did this.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         ...this is a one way trip for you this 
                         time isn't it? the others... they're 
                         not gonna help you ascend again are 
                         they?
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         no I don't think so...I know it must 
                         be kind of weird...my appearing this 
                         young...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         a little...but I understand...*eats*
 
                         
               
                                     ORLIN
                         my only regret in all this is that human 
                         social conventions preclude us in showing 
                         affection the way I wish I could...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         *stares, swallows* excuse me?

               
                                     ORLIN
                         my feelings haven't changed for you 
                         since we last saw each other Sam...maybe 
                         in a few years...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         ahh...

               
                                     ORLIN
                         its okay we don't need to talk about 
                         it any further...I just wanted you to 
                         know that...taking human form at this 
                         age...while necessary didn't come easy 
                         because how I knew I would feel being 
                         here with you again. *she looks down, 
                         uncomfortable, he eats* is it me? Or 
                         is this food not very good?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         are you making a joke?

               
                                     ORLIN
                         no it has been a while since I tasted 
                         food but this seems terrible.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         we just talked about that.

               
                                     ORLIN
                         oh right... I'm sorry. I'm used to hearing 
                         my own thoughts in my mind...and...sometimes 
                         it's hard to distinguish which...which 
                         ones I say out loud. ... did I tell 
                         you I still have feelings for you?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Yeah...thank you...yeah we don't need 
                         to go into that again. *pokes food a 
                         bit more then decides she can't eat*
 
                         
               
               Jackson and Landry walk down corridor, to enter an operations 
               room
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         5,000 confirmed cases of infection...now 
                         the bulk of those are from the Colorado 
                         springs and Denver areas...
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         what about New York and Chicago?

               
                                     JACKSON
                         45 new cases been reported in Utah...32 
                         in new York. And 20 in Chicago and now 
                         20 is San Diego
 
               
                                     LAM
                         *walks over* The countries in a panic.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         the presidents preparing an address. 
                         What the hell happened to JFK and salt 
                         lake...the CDC had the Manifest and 
                         the names of the flight crew...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         and because we moved fast most of those 
                         passengers were quarantined a few still 
                         remain unaccounted for...they're doing 
                         the best they can to track them down 
                         now...
 
               
                                     LAM
                         we're now hearing about cases in new 
                         locations...every hour now as opposed 
                         to 3 or 4 a day.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         what about casualties?

               
                                     LAM
                         there are only 8 people dead so far... 
                         5 of them are SGC personnel.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         so far?

               
                                     LAM
                         I say so far because of the reasonably 
                         long incubation period... again this 
                         virus was designed to avoid detection 
                         and for maximum spread capability...and 
                         we know its deadly...so with over 5.000 
                         people affected and no effective treatment 
                         as of yet. That number of casualties 
                         will climb very quickly... very soon
 
                         
               
               Landry and Jackson enter Landry's office, where Carter and Mitchell 
               are waiting.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         Colonels. Please tell me something good 
                         is happening somewhere...
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Dr Lee has finished the anti prior prototype...
 
                         
               
                                     JACKSON
                         course without a prior on hand...

               
                                     CARTER
                         it does need to be field tested but 
                         we think we have a good reason to try 
                         it.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         how's that?

               
                                     CARTER
                         Orlin seems to have hit a dead end with 
                         his work on a cure... he says there's 
                         a vital component missing
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         I told you...anything he needs

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         What he needs is a blood Sample from 
                         the prior who infected Lt Fisher.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Orlin thinks the Prior essentially manipulated 
                         his own DNA to create the Virus...now 
                         it mutated several times since then 
                         but he still thinks having the root 
                         DNA that was based on may help.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         you're talking about using an untested 
                         technology to try and capture a prior...
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         no... not just any prior... the prior 
                         who infected Fisher... using was our 
                         Intel from our friends on the Sodan 
                         planet who led us to 885 in the first 
                         place... and apparently their expecting 
                         the Same prior back there tomorrow.
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         and you're sure they can be trusted? 
                         As far as we know the Sodan are the 
                         ones who blew SG-6s cover...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         I don't believe that sir.

               
                                     LANDRY
                         It seems awful risky...given that Orlin 
                         doesn't even sound positive this will 
                         help him...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         Orlin's attempt to find a cure might 
                         not be the only reason to do this
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         he thinks the priors don't know the 
                         truth about the Ori.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         maybe if we...enlighten them for a change...
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *chuckles* you want to try and turn 
                         this Prior...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         well maybe not on a complete 180...but 
                         he might give us something...especially 
                         once he finds out his gods aren't going 
                         to Ascend him.
 
               
                                     LANDRY
                         if he believes you.

               
                                     JACKSON
                         Won't know until we try...sir

               
                                     CARTER
                         in the mean time we can at least get 
                         a blood Sample...
 
               
               Carter, Mitchell, Jackson and Lee are standing over anti prior 
               prototype
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         so how does it work assuming it actually 
                         does...work
 
               
                                     LEE
                         *small laugh* you know I keep telling 
                         myself that one of these days I'm gonna 
                         do something that actually gets me a 
                         little respect around here--
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         We're all waiting for that day Bill.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         theoretically once activated the device 
                         will admit an omni directional ultra 
                         sonic field.
 
               
                                     LEE
                         and that will prevent the Prior from 
                         accessing the highly evolved area of 
                         his brain that gives him the superhuman 
                         abilities
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         *Jackson picks up Lees mug of coffee 
                         sniffing it* of course we're presuming 
                         that the staff weapons *Jackson gives 
                         Lee a look which he ignores * the priors 
                         carry are also mentally activated...and 
                         will also be neutralized.
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         while we're at it...why don't we just 
                         assume...that I can fly...
 
               
                                     LEE
                         oh Actually I've been working on a theory---
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         you said yourself that it would be risky
 
                         
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         yeah yeah yeah I know I said that but...the 
                         more I'm hearing the more its crossing 
                         over into crazy. Don't get me wrong 
                         I like crazy...that's why I asked for 
                         this job.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         one more thing...there's a range of 
                         frequencies programmed into the emitter. 
                         If one doesn't work at first...try the 
                         others.
 
               
               A Hatak comes into Orbit of a Planet...Chulak.

               
                                     ARON
                         even in the Kalchak region commits to 
                         our cause we'll still be outnumbered 
                         in ships and armies. Nearly 6 to 1
 
                         
               
               BRA'TAC; hopefully no shots will ever be fired...

               
                                     ARON
                         you believe our mere willingness to 
                         battle are brothers will force the council 
                         to hear us
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         the council is lost. It is the hearts 
                         and minds of our brothers and sisters 
                         that will take notice. They must be 
                         made aware of the threat the Ori pose
 
                         
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         *A Jaffa enters whispers to Bra'tac* 
                         if he is unarmed...let him enter. *Gerak 
                         enters*
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         you are not welcome here *Bra'tac holds 
                         him back*
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         the powers of the Ori cannot be denied. 
                         I have come to beg you to cease this 
                         madness or be destroyed...
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         by whose hand?

               
                                     GERAK
                         my hatak is in orbit above this planet.
 
                         
               
                                     BRA'TAC
                         you would murder your own brothers and 
                         sisters? Innocent children...for choosing 
                         the life of a free Jaffa
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         you leave me no alternative...you have 
                         been warned *leaves*
 
               
               Orlin working at Laptop. Carter enters as he rubs his eyes.
 
               
               
                                     CARTER
                         what are you doing...I thought you were 
                         going to get some rest?
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         as soon as I finish the DNA re-sequencing 
                         program...that way when we get the Sample 
                         from the Prior we can plug in the strand 
                         and we'll know if it's going to help.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         ...Orlin...you've already done it.
 
                         
               
                                     ORLIN
                         what?

               
                                     CARTER
                         the sequencing program...you finished 
                         it a couple of hours ago. You were gonna 
                         get some rest...
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         i... was on my way... and... I felt 
                         like I had forgotten something.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Orlin?

               
                                     ORLIN
                         its okay...I'm just tired

               
                                     CARTER
                         no you're not...I want you to go see 
                         Dr Lam.
 
               
                                     ORLIN
                         I think she has enough to deal with 
                         right now.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         Orlin... you're our best hope for finding 
                         a cure... we need you to be ok...
 
                         
               
               The hatak still in orbit, on the bridge

               
                                     YAT'YIR
                         I have them targeted... should I open 
                         fire?
 
               
               Gerak sits...unsure.

               
               Back in Gerak's office. Gerak returns the prior is already there.
 
               
               
                                     PRIOR
                         the only true darkness lives in the 
                         hearts of those who will not follow 
                         the Path. Otherwise there is always 
                         some measure of light... and where there 
                         is light the Ori see all!
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         I spared their lives because I believe 
                         they will soon see.
 
               
                                     PRIOR
                         you defied me. We do not serve the Ori 
                         at our will...
 
               
                                     GERAK
                         you cannot win the hearts of the Jaffa 
                         by needlessly spilling the blood of 
                         the innocent.
 
               
                                     PRIOR
                         we are mere mortals...we cannot begin 
                         to question those with the knowledge 
                         and understanding of the infinite universe... 
                         if a few Jaffa must give their lives 
                         so that all Jaffa from now until the 
                         end of time can find true enlightenment...then 
                         who are you to stand in the way?!
 
                         
               
                                     GERAK
                         would you forgive me?

               
                                     PRIOR
                         ask me not for forgiveness... I sense 
                         your doubt Gerak... but fear not the 
                         Ori do not require blind obedience...they 
                         will show you their power. *he raises 
                         staff and a blinding light grows from 
                         it.*
 
               
               Ori world!

               
                                     GERAK
                         where are we?

               
                                     PRIOR
                         your physical form remains on Dakara...the 
                         power of the Ori have brought your mind 
                         here to Celestis...City of the Gods. 
                         ...come.
 
               
               They head to the big room with the Fire.

               
                                     DOCI
                         *opens Gates, Gerak enters...* Hallowed 
                         are the Ori
 
               
               Jackson, Mitchell and an SG team walks through forest, Jackson 
               raising weapon at the first sounds he hears
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         *laughs* Relax Jackson. I spent two 
                         weeks with these guys... you've got 
                         nothing to worry about...
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         well considering what happened the last 
                         time we were here... you'll forgive 
                         me if I'm a little cautious...
 
               
                                     MITCHELL
                         we'll be fine.

               
               Several Jaffa appear out of no where...easily disarming Jackson 
               and the other Men Mitchell puts up more of a fight but ultimately 
               loses.
 
               
                                     JACKSON
                         we still fine?

               
                                     MITCHELL
                         Yeah we're fine...

               
                                     JACKSON
                         good just checking

               
               Orlin sleeping in infirmary Carter and Lam looking at his brain 
               scan
 
               
                                     LAM
                         it's the most active scan we've seen 
                         since Khalek... that device you brought 
                         back Anubis' genetic lab shows his actual 
                         synaptic interaction
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         and?

               
                                     LAM
                         looks like pockets of cells are just 
                         shutting down. I can't say for certain 
                         but I can hazard a guess...they're wearing 
                         out from extremely unnatural overuse.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         well he said he would lose the memories 
                         eventually...the human brain isn't meant 
                         to hold that much information...
 
               
                                     LAM
                         this looks worse than that *hits a key* 
                         it's like the cells are literally dying 
                         because they can't handle all the synaptic 
                         activity.
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         what?

               
                                     LAM
                         hey This is way beyond my experience...
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Still.

               
                                     LAM
                         as you said...the human brain wasn't 
                         suppose to be used this way. I don't 
                         know if it's conscious or not...but 
                         it's possible he's trying to hold on 
                         to the knowledge
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         and holding on to that much knowledge 
                         is causing brain damage.
 
               
               Lam Nods...Carter closes her eyes and then they both look at 
               Orlin
 
               
               Operations room

               
                                     LANDRY
                         *on phone* That's right...have him to 
                         contact me as soon as he lands...we're 
                         tracking a new outbreak in Florida *hangs 
                         up, Harriman walks in* Walter
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         *passes him letter* sir...just received 
                         a communicate from the white house
 
                         
               
                                     LANDRY
                         *reads, turns to everyone in room* Can 
                         I have your attention please...at last 
                         count we have reports of over 8,000 
                         people affected in 13 states. As a result 
                         of these numbers...as of 0800 this morning 
                         the president has ordered that all borders 
                         in the United states be closed until 
                         further notice... all inbound planes 
                         and ships and other traffic will be 
                         ordered to divert to alternate destinations...our 
                         country is now entirely...under quarantine.
 
                         
               
               High council Chamber Teal'c stands in the center, he throws down 
               the Book on the table. Each member has their own copy
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         you cannot ratify this proposal until 
                         all members of this council have been 
                         heard from. So far six re-
 
               
                                     YAT'YIR
                         you merely seek to delay the inevitable
 
                         
               
                                     WOMAN
                         if and when all Jaffa wish to embrace 
                         the Ori then we shall act accordingly
 
                         
               
                                     YAT'YIR
                         if our brothers refuse to accept origin 
                         into their hearts then they seal their 
                         own fate. We cannot turn our backs on 
                         our own salvation because of indecisiveness
 
                         
               
                                     GERAK
                         and they will see their way...*enters, 
                         with a prior staff in one hand and book 
                         in other* to the path*they all stand 
                         in shock, his eyes and face look much 
                         like the priors* it is the destiny of 
                         all Jaffa to follow...Origin.
 
               
               TO BE CONTINUED

               

The Fourth Horseman



Writers :   Damian Kindler
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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