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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 402

                                    "THE OTHER SIDE"

                                           By

                                      Brad Wright




                                     SERGENT DAVIS
                         (Over PA) Unscheduled offworld activation!
 
                         
               
                                     AIRMAN
                         (To other airmen) Move, move, move, 
                         move, MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (To Davis) I still can't make it out 
                         ... try to filter out the subspace RF 
                         interference.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Surprised?) Colonel! Sir, this is the 
                         5th incoming wormhole in the last hour 
                         and a half.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         All right, I'm here 2 hours early ... 
                         When did YOU get here?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Looking away) I ... haven't left yet.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Didn't I ORDER you to get a life?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir, you did ... but, you see ...
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I just heard ... they sent a RADIO signal 
                         this time? (Jack's looking at Danny 
                         strangely)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah, but the frequency they're using 
                         is just outside the range of our equipment. 
                         We're trying to make the adjustment.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (To Danny) What are YOU doing here?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, someone's trying to contact US 
                         ... how often does THAT happen?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         We can recieve now, Major.

               
                                     SAM
                         OK, pipe it thru the speakers, and ... 
                         try to match it so we can transmit back.
 
                         
               
                                     MAN
                         This is the Urondan base ... have you 
                         reached the other side?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Oh, my God!

               
               Man continues asking for other man. I can't understand ... no 
               closed captioning! I'm doing it from an ASF! He said something 
               about going thru the portal ...
 
               
                                     SAM
                         This is Major Carter of the United States 
                         Air Force. It is IMPERATIVE that you 
                         send NO ONE else thru the gate! (Man 
                         continues talking!)
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         He can't hear you, Major. We still haven't 
                         matched the frequency. (Man continues)
 
                         
               
                                     MAN
                         We believe this STARGATE is a portal 
                         to the home of our ansesters ... (Indistinct) 
                         Our supplies are all but gone ... our 
                         defences are on the verge of collapse 
                         ... help us ... please!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (After the gate shuts down) (Quietly) 
                         Damn! (To Davis) All right! There were 
                         4 offworld activations prier to this 
                         one, and the iris was closed the whole 
                         time ... How many impact events did 
                         the computer record?
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         (Checks on computer) (Somberly) 3. (Sam 
                         closes her eyes)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So ... 3 dead.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Crying?) (Somberly) Yes, Sir.

               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm ... gonna ... go ... look up Euronda. 
                         (He walks away)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Noting Carter's tears) Not your fault, 
                         Carter ... (Touches her shoulder?) Move 
                         on.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Quietly) Yes, Sir.

               
               Opening Credits ...

               
                                     MAN
                         (Still mostly inaudible) You kindred 
                         are besiged by an enemy ... supplies 
                         all but gone ... our defences ... Help 
                         us, please!
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         All right, assuming they make contact 
                         again ... assuming they transmit the 
                         coordinates to their world, What kind 
                         of help can we seriously offer?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, uh ... food ... clothing ... medical 
                         supplies ...
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Clearly they seek military assistance 
                         above all else.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Lord knows what they're up against.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They, themselves may be Goa'Uld. Such 
                         a ruse would be keeping within their 
                         tacktics.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't think that's the case, Teal'C.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         They call themselves ... our ... "Kindred".
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Some of whom have already met their 
                         deaths against a closed iris ... that's 
                         hardly the grounds upon which to build 
                         a dipliomatic relationship.
 
               
                                     SERGENT DAVIS
                         (After the gang hears the gate starting) 
                         (Running up stairs) Sir, we have another 
                         off-world activation! (Runs back down 
                         the stairs) (The gang follows) (Running 
                         down stairs talking) We've made the 
                         adjustments to our equipment, Major. 
                         Two way communication shouldn't be a 
                         problem this time!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Thank you, Sergent. (She and Davis sit 
                         at the controls, the men in back of 
                         them)
 
               
                                     MAN
                         This is Alar from the nation state of 
                         Euronda. If anyone can hear me ...
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Interrupting) Alar, this is General 
                         Hammond of the United States Air Force 
                         ... can YOU hear ME?
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         YES!! and may I say, General, your voice 
                         answers our prayers! (Shot goes to Sam 
                         who has a angsty look on her face)
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We've heard your message and are consitering 
                         your request for help.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         I am prepared to step thru the portal 
                         immediately.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We can not allow that.

               
                                     ALAR
                         May I ask why?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We have in place an impenatrable shield 
                         called an IRIS, that would result in 
                         your death.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         (Shot goes to Sam ... gotta feel sorry 
                         for her! She cares!) Then, (Somberly) 
                         The three vollenteers we sent thru ... 
                         (Sam does her closed eyes thing.)
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         There was no way to determine if they 
                         were friend or foe.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         I see ... and ... that is still the 
                         case ... clearly, we must gain your 
                         trust. (Alar appears on the monitors 
                         all over the room.)
 
               
                                     DAVIS
                         (Looks around) They're transmitting 
                         visual.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How?!

               
                                     ALAR
                         Clearly, you can see for yourself that 
                         we are ... kindred.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We do.

               
                                     ALAR
                         There is much my people can offer in 
                         exchange for your trust. If I could 
                         speak with you in person ...
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We need to know more about this enemy 
                         you're facing.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         We have co-existed on this world for 
                         centuries. Now, they occupy the majority 
                         of Euronda's land mass.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Rules out anybody WE know.

               
                                     SAM
                         How have you managed to survive for 
                         so long?
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Our facility is deep underground. Protected 
                         by defence fields, and our weapons technology 
                         is far more surperior, but now, one 
                         or two of their bombers have penatrated 
                         our airspace each day ...
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         How did you find us?

               
                                     ALAR
                         We discovered the stargate while creating 
                         the tunnels for our defences. There 
                         were writings on the antient stones 
                         ... (An explosion is heard, the visual 
                         gets scrambled a little) We are under 
                         attack, I MUST return to the war room 
                         ... (Pleading) Please! ... Help us! 
                         (He runs away, and the gate shuts down)
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Everyone is looking around) So, what 
                         do we do?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         There is nothing we can do, DanielJackson, 
                         without the coordinates to their world.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         We've got them! (Jack looks at her with 
                         a raised eyebrow) He transmitted them 
                         before disengaging.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (During a briefing) I know it seems 
                         hopeless, and there's a lot of unanswered 
                         questions, but, this is the first time 
                         that desendants of Earth have actually 
                         called home. I mean, either we try to 
                         do ... something ... or we let them 
                         die.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looking at Hammond who looks at him) 
                         It's your call, Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel ...

               
                                     DANNY
                         Now, I already know what you're gonna 
                         say ...
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         ... you have a go.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Continues) ... but from a humanitarian 
                         (Jack looks at him) Point of view ... 
                         (It registers what Hammond said) ... 
                         (In the adorable way, ONLY Danny could) 
                         What?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We can not and would not devoted the 
                         resorces to turn the tide of a world 
                         war. However, as Doctor Jackson pointed 
                         out, there arwe humanitarian concerns. 
                         We'll start with all the food and medical 
                         supplies you can take with you ... Major, 
                         perhaps ...
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We're on it, Sir. (Everone gets up to 
                         leave)
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Stopping Jack) Colonel ... humanitarian 
                         concerns aside, we may have found an 
                         advanced civilization willing to share 
                         technology with us to help us fight 
                         the Goa'Uld.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That's my thoughts, Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I've already talked to the president 
                         and joint chiefs. If the Eurondan government 
                         is open to trade, you're aurthorized 
                         to negotiate. (A MALP is sent thru) 
                         (From the control room microphone) SG-1, 
                         you are to report back within 24 hours, 
                         if you do not, your GDO's will be locked 
                         out.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (After saluting the General) (To Teal'C) 
                         You've got that look.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         To which look are you reffering, O'Neill?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         The one that says "I have misgivings 
                         about this mission, but deep down, I 
                         know we're doing the right thing" ?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         No, the other one.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Thinks) Ohhhh ...

               
               They step thru the gate, and feel the ground shaking. They hear 
               ALAR moaning, and Sam runs to him.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         You have come!

               
                                     SAM
                         It's Alar, Sir! I think he need medical 
                         attention!
 
               
               Jack walks yup to them, an explosion happens, and nearly knocks 
               him down.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Strained) (Trying to help Alar up)Teal'C! 
                         Gimme a hand, here! (Teal'C goes to 
                         help him.)
 
               
                                     MAN
                         (With gun) HALT! (Jack and Sam put up 
                         their guns.)
 
               
                                     WOMAN
                         Disarm! NOW! (Teal'C, who's holding 
                         Alar up, sticks out his ZAT gun) Where 
                         did you come from?!
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         These are our Kindred of Earth! They 
                         have come to save us. (Lady puts gun 
                         down, Jack hesitently puts his down. 
                         Alar recieves an injection in his neck, 
                         and sighs.) I was on my way to the ..."Stargate" 
                         ... to attempt to contact you again.
 
                         
               
                                     WOMAN
                         The defence field is down to minimum 
                         sustainable strength.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         (Deep sigh) I told you our kindred would 
                         come, Ferral.
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         You'll win the people's medal for this.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Playing with globe on desk) Bombing's 
                         eased up.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         We are far more protected here where 
                         the defence field is strongest, then 
                         in the tunnels where we discovered the 
                         stargate.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How's your head?

               
                                     ALAR
                         Well enough to show you WHAT you have 
                         come to save. (Groans)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Take it easy, Alar. You might have a 
                         concussion.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         No, our beta canteen insures an immediate 
                         recovery, Major. I'm quite fine.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Walking up with Danny) Supplies are 
                         being distributed as we speak.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Apparently, they need ... everything.
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         (Looking at Teal'C strangely) Who is 
                         this?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh ... Alar, this is Teal'C. (Teal'C 
                         nods)
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         You are not of their kin.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am, in fact, a Jaffa ... though, like 
                         you, my ansestors are desendants of 
                         the Tau'Ri.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh, the Tau'Ri is ... Earth. (Alar looks 
                         at Jack)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         He's part of our team.

               
                                     ALAR
                         (Sarcastically?) Is he? (Hesitantly) 
                         Then ... welcome. (Everyone looks at 
                         each other.) COME!
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You appear to be a leader among your 
                         people.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         I am accorded the respect of my father 
                         ... he was a leader when the war began. 
                         Now that we are fewer in numbers, we 
                         all share in the daily work.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         You DO know that the stargate is capeable 
                         of transporting your people to OTHER 
                         worlds?
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Yes, that seemed apparent.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Then why don't you evacuate thru the 
                         stargate?
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Because of what I'm about to show you 
                         ... (He opens the door to a huge room)
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         They're in stasis.

               
                                     ALAR
                         (Nods) Their auganomic functions have 
                         been regulated so that their hearts 
                         beat only once every few minutes. (He 
                         QUICKLY passes his hand over the panel, 
                         changing pictures is shown) We had little 
                         choice but to live underground in this 
                         facility. Resourses are limited. This 
                         is the only way to preserve the generation 
                         of my father.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         May they be revived again?

               
                                     ALAR
                         Not until the day we reclaim our world.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         How many are there?

               
                                     ALAR
                         Thousands in here ... thousands more 
                         in another chamber like this one ... 
                         (Shot goes to Jack looking around) ... 
                         awaiting the end of a war that will 
                         not end. (He walks away, SG-1 look at 
                         each other, and then follow him) (They 
                         walk in the "War" room.) From this room, 
                         we conduct our national defence.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         For all of Euronda?

               
                                     ALAR
                         Yes.

               
                                     MAN
                         A single enemy recon drone approaches 
                         our airspace, Sir.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Thank you, Controller. Each station 
                         is capeable of piloting a formation 
                         of unmanned airofighters. Because of 
                         these Men and Women, enemy bombers rarely 
                         return home.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Most impressive.

               
                                     JACK
                         What about ground attack?

               
                                     ALAR
                         The pilots are capeable of detering 
                         it, but the enemy hasn't risked a ground 
                         attack in several years.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         For what reason? You are both outnumbered 
                         and surrounded. Why would they not press 
                         their advantage?
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         The atmosphere of Eurona has been poisoned 
                         since the war began. The surface is 
                         unliveable.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Um ... um ... (Clears throat) forgive 
                         me if this sounds uh ... What is there 
                         left to fight over?
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         It will not all ways be this way. (Points 
                         to table) An enemy craft is apporaching 
                         our parimeter ... would any of you care 
                         to attempt to shoot it down?
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         The target is nearly an unmanned recognesis 
                         drone. It's looking for bomb damage.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         UN Manned?

               
                                     ALAR
                         Think of it as a demenstration, Colonel. 
                         Are not your people more willing to 
                         come forth with assistance if you know 
                         what we have to offer?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (After Sam raises her eyebrows, and 
                         cocks her head toward him) Sure. (Sits 
                         down in machine) So, does this thing 
                         take quarters, or ...
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         You'll find the weapons system most 
                         intuative. The hand controls are secondary. 
                         Targeting and vectoring occur as a direct 
                         result of neuro interface.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Adorable confused look) Carter?

               
                                     SAM
                         Uh, it'll do whatever your mind wants 
                         it to do, Sir.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah! (Smiles) WHOA! (a light passes infront 
                         of him) Thing's fast.
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         You are pioleting several arofighters 
                         at once in formation.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         YEah, got it ... 11:00 ... Looks like 
                         a biplane. (He lines up the target, 
                         and fires.) Nice.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Well done.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah! Not bad! (Looks at man in next 
                         chair.) Not bad for an old guy, huh? 
                         (The man just looks ... for lack of 
                         a better word ... F*^ked up) What's 
                         with him?
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Olan is one of ouor best pilots, Colonel. 
                         But, he's spent most of his adult like 
                         in that chair, and years of exposure 
                         to the neuro interface is damaging. 
                         Very few of us, including myself can 
                         ever pilot again without risking what 
                         has happened to Olan.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me?!

               
                                     ALAR
                         (Chuckles) Rest assured, Colonel. Your 
                         brief exposure with cause you no harm. 
                         Now, come! Let us celebrate our new 
                         alliance. (Jack looks at Olan, who has 
                         his mouth open, and rubs his jaw.) (In 
                         the dining room) I entended to save 
                         this bottle until the end of the war. 
                         May the friendship between our worlds 
                         be the first step toward that end. (Holds 
                         up glass of Wine) To Friendship!
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         To friendship.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Friendship.

               
                                     SAM
                         Friendship.

               
                                     JACK
                         Friendship. (They all drink) (Jack smells 
                         it, then drinks)
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         (Noticing Teal'C's full glass sitting 
                         infront of him.) You ... did not join 
                         in the pledge.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not consume alcohol.

               
                                     ALAR
                         Ah!

               
                                     FERRAL
                         Were you impressed by our weapons system, 
                         Colonel O'Neill?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! We'll take a dozen! 
                         (Everyone laughs)
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         This food you've brought is most flavorful.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We can do much better, believe me.
 
                         
               
                                     FERRAL
                         You must understand that we have survived 
                         on nothing but hydroplonically grown 
                         yeast for many years.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Is THAT what this is?!

               
                                     SAM
                         Your power generation requirements must 
                         be enormous.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Do you not utalize controlled fusion 
                         on earth?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         *Controlled ...* (Smiles, and shakes 
                         head)
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         It is a most efficient means of power 
                         generation ... unfortunally the tutarian 
                         oxide fuel we require to operate our 
                         reators is now in short supply.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Heavy water! It's like regular water, 
                         Sir, except it's hydrogen nucleus contains 
                         two ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (VERY Cocky) I KNOW what heavy water 
                         is, Major! (Jerk!)  (She looks down, 
                         appearing to bite her lip ... I would 
                         have decked hi ... OK! To move on!) 
                         And if that's what the Eurondens need, 
                         that's what we'll get them.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         (Surprised, appearing to salivate at 
                         the mouth. LOL!) In return, we can teach 
                         your people how to construct weapons 
                         systems such as ours ... erofighters, 
                         stasis devises, fusion reactors ...
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Sounds fair. (Looks at Sam) OK?

               
                                     SAM
                         Medicine, Sir ...

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh! Right! Uh ... we were very impressed 
                         with the beta cara ... candy ... stuff 
                         ...
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Beta cantein ... of course!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack ... (Pauses)

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel ...

               
                                     DANNY
                         Shouldn't we ask them what they want 
                         the heavy water for?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, no, I don't think so ...

               
                                     ALAR
                         The power generated by your heavy water 
                         would be used to reenforse our defences, 
                         Doctor Jackson.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Raises eyebrow @ Danny) Daniel? (Daiel 
                         takes a sip of drink)
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         ... and, in due course, to strike back 
                         at the enemy.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (putting drink down hard) JACK! (Getting 
                         pissed)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel? (Still calm) Shouldn't we have 
                         this discussion some other time?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Calmer now) No! I ... don't think so 
                         ... (Jack just gives him a dirty look)
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         Surely you can understand our desire 
                         to end this war that has lasted for 
                         a generation ...
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No, I do understand that, Alar, I do, 
                         it's just ... it's just that ... the 
                         stargate ... because it's capeable of 
                         transporting your people to another 
                         world entirerly ...
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         But I have told you, thousands of our 
                         people are in stasis ...
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, take em out of stasis, and find 
                         a new home.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Then what would all this have been for? 
                         THIS ... is our home!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm sorry, I just don't understand why 
                         you would want to (Jack's getting pissed!) 
                         continue to fight a war when there's 
                         another choice.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel ... you heard the man.

               
                                     DANNY
                         You said yoourself that the atmosphere 
                         was poisoned ... what is there left 
                         to win?
 
               
               The ground, glasses, and chandelier starts shaking.

               
                                     CONTROLLER
                         Alar, and enemy bomber has penatrated 
                         the outer perimeter.
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         Defence stations.

               
                                     ALAR
                         Please excuse us. We;ll be in the War 
                         Room once you reach you decision.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Next time i tell you to shut up ...
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I didn't hear you tell me to "Shut up".
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Too suttle for ya?

               
                                     DANNY
                         For once, yes. Would you hear me out 
                         ...?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Standing) Carter? Our standing orders 
                         ... what are they?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         To ... seek new allies, and percure 
                         technologies to aid in the defence against 
                         the Goa'Uld.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         And have we carried out those orders?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         We came here to HELP them. (Ground shakes 
                         again)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Looking up) Is that not what we are 
                         doing, DanielJackson?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         No ... their who world is in flames, 
                         and we're offering gasoline ... how 
                         is that gonna help?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Cocks head) We are, in fact, offering 
                         water ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (To Teal'C) Thank you!

               
                                     DANNY
                         I was speaking mediforically.

               
                                     JACK
                         WEll, Stop it! ... You're not being 
                         fair to Teal'C. (Teal'C just looks confused) 
                         Decision's made.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         This mission has never had anything 
                         to do with helping these people has 
                         it? We came here to help ourselves!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter, Take Daniel back with you ... 
                         tell Hammond we struck a deal.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir.

               
                                     DANNY
                         You don't give a DAMN what's gonna happen 
                         to them! You want their technology, 
                         and you're taking advantage of the situation!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Ground's shaking again) (Yelling over 
                         rumbling) YES! YES, I AM DANIEL! (Rumbing 
                         calmed a little) They're getting something 
                         they want, we're getting something WE 
                         want! I don't have a problem with that! 
                         (To Sam) CARTER!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We're on our way, Sir.

               
                                     DANNY
                         This conversation isn't over!

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, you're right, Daniel! It's NEVER 
                         over with you! (More shaking) It's always 
                         the same damn thing!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         This has got nothing to do with me!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Do you ever realize what they're offering?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         But at what price?

               
                                     JACK
                         (Whispers) Oh, for cryin' out loud!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Where ya goin'?

               
                                     JACK 
                         To see what I can do to help!

               
               Jack leaves, follows by Teal'C. Sam stands at the door for Danny 
               to proceed her, then leaves.
 
               
               At the base ...

               
                                     SAM
                         I am not defending him, Daniel! I just 
                         happen to agree with him!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, don't you realize what we would 
                         be doing?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Major? Doctor?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Looks at Danny, who's appearing to 
                         be busy) Sir, Colonel O'Neill has negotiated 
                         access and avaliability to almost every 
                         Eurondan technology. In exchange for 
                         an unspecified quantity of Heavy Water.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That's all they want?

               
                                     SAM
                         That's all.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What do they want it for?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Thank you! Thank you for asking the 
                         question.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         As you know, Sir, Heavy Water contains 
                         tutarium.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Which can be used to make nuclear power.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, but they use it to fuel nuclear 
                         fusion generators.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Fusion?

               
                                     SAM
                         According to Alar, the additional power 
                         would be enough to stave off defeat.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         They're willing to share THAT technology 
                         as well?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Of course, they're willing ... they're 
                         despirate!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir... everything! and it is incrediable! 
                         They're at least 100 years ahead of 
                         us ... maybe more! But, if we don't 
                         act soon, they are going to be over 
                         run.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Sergent Siler?

               
                                     SILER
                         I'll get right on it, Sir.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Off of Danny's weary look) Doctor, 
                         you don't approve?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         You said yourself, we could not and 
                         would not devote the resourses necessary 
                         to win a war ... wha ...
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Obviously, I was speaking in terms of 
                         military assets ... human lives.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         But, there was a moral issue?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANNY
                         But if we could provide the power of 
                         all that and more in the form of water, 
                         then the moral issue just ... evaporates?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         (Pissed look, but calm voice) I shouldn't 
                         have to remind YOU ... that Apophis 
                         is alive, and at present, capeable of 
                         wiping us from the face of this Earth 
                         without contest. It is the mandate of 
                         this organization to make sure THAT 
                         doesn't happen!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I understand that ... I do. We've only 
                         ever seen one side of this ... dowe 
                         even know why they're fighting?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         For their lives.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes! Yes, and I was all for saving those 
                         lives, but we're about to go way, way 
                         ... WAY beyond that. We're about to 
                         turn the tide of a world war we know 
                         nothing about against an enemy that 
                         we know nothing about. Is that the right 
                         way to get their technology? Yes! But 
                         ... is it ... the right thing to do?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         It's a fair question, Sir.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes ... it is.

               
                                     FERRAL
                         (Something I didn't understand about 
                         bombings) How long?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         MajorCarter and DanielJackson will return 
                         as soon as they are able.
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         There are too many!

               
                                     JACK
                         Use a couple more pilots?

               
                                     FERRAL
                         (Surprised?) Yes!

               
                                     MAN
                         Aerofighter squadron veckering target 
                         ... enemy bombering incoming bearing 
                         0,0,mark 3 ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, I see em.

               
                                     ALAR
                         (Seeing the several barrels of heavy 
                         water Sam and Danny brought) This was 
                         all you were able to bring?!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         On short notice, yes.

               
                                     ALAR
                         This short amount will not last a day!
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         There's more coming ... we thought it 
                         would be best to bring what little we 
                         could as soon as possible.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         (Despirately) More is on the way?! You 
                         are certain?!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Much more ... Yes! (She and Danny share 
                         a look)
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         (To man) Add the fuel to the rectors, 
                         and set the defence field to full power. 
                         A demonstration to the enemy ... we 
                         must show them we are strong once more! 
                         (Explosion)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         In the meantime, we have ... questions.
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         Yes, yes ... as soon as the attack is 
                         over, we will provide all that we have 
                         promiced. (Sam and Danny share another 
                         look as an explosion goes off) Come! 
                         It isn't safe.
 
               
                                     CONTROLLER
                         Enemy bombers over the city.

               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'C, target the lead bomber, I'll 
                         take the other one.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have it, O'Neill. (Targets bomber, 
                         and blows it out of the sky, making 
                         it apparently hit outside the building 
                         cause something explodes)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That one sounded close.

               
                                     ALAR
                         Directly above us in the old city. Let 
                         me show you another of the wonders we 
                         intend to share with you for all you've 
                         done. (Touches wall, which disappears) 
                         The field generator is capeable of repelling 
                         the force of many bombs like a great 
                         shield. It saved our people from destruction 
                         my entire life. You see? The fuel you 
                         brought has strengthened it again.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         How long will that last?

               
                                     ALAR
                         For several hours.

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm certain we'll be able to send more 
                         heavy water by then.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Yeah.

               
                                     JACK
                         Mine's gone for the deck. (The bomber 
                         flies by the buildings trying to avoid 
                         Jack, to no avail. Jack shoots the bomber 
                         ... it comes back at Jack's gun, and 
                         two people are seen driving the bomber 
                         before a bright light shines in Jack's 
                         eyes, making him cover his eyes. ) GOD!
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill? Are you all right?!

               
                                     MAN
                         Enemy bomber destroyed.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, what the hell was that?!

               
                                     FERRAL
                         The lead erofighter in your formation 
                         struck an enemy bomber head on.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I saw PEOPLE in that thing! You said 
                         they were unmanned!
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         I said the recognesis craft was an unmanned 
                         drone. It presented an easy target, 
                         and therefore, a suitable demonstration. 
                         (Jack look pissed!) But their bombers 
                         ARE manned. You have killed several 
                         of our enemy, Colonel ... and we are 
                         grateful. (Jack does NOT look pleased!)
 
                         
               
               Back to meeting room.

               
                                     EURONDENS
                         (Raising their glasses) He is remembered.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         FOr whom do you pledge this remembrance?
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         My father ... thru his vision, our nation 
                         has survived.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I see. (Sounds kinda skeptical) (He 
                         and Alar share a stare down)
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         It is customary among our people to 
                         formalize such agreements as ours. In 
                         exchange for all our knowledge, technology, 
                         medicines, Earth will provide us with 
                         however much heavy water we require 
                         to end this war once and for all. Do 
                         not be allarmed, Colonel. Just 3 or 
                         4 times that which you have provided 
                         on a daily basis.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That adds up to several metric tons 
                         a year, Sir.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Which is a small price to pay for what 
                         we have to offer in return.
 
               
                                     THALMA
                         Alar, Listen. (Silence)

               
                                     JACK
                         (10 second later) What?

               
                                     ALAR
                         Silence. (Chuckles) I hardly recognize 
                         it. When at full strength, our defence 
                         field make us as invonerable as when 
                         I was a boy. I propose we write down 
                         on paper what we all ready share in 
                         our hearts.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Clears his throat loudly) Um, before 
                         we do that, I have a question.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Off of Jack's look and sigh) General 
                         Hammond also would like to know, Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         It's allright, Colonel. I don't mind.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         How did this war start?

               
                                     ALAR
                         The first enemy bombs fell along Euronda 
                         in a surprise attack. I was a boy of 
                         9. I remember that night. I remember 
                         the floor of the room in which my father 
                         sequestered me SHOOK with each explosion 
                         ... I remember ... knowing that each 
                         bomber got thru ... ment ... that another 
                         building, another HOME ... another street 
                         in the city above me ... is gone. That 
                         is how this war began, Doctor.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         And for that ... we only have your word. 
                         (Jack closes his eyes ... he's NOT pleased!)
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         Three of our best men died attempting 
                         to reach Earth thru your stargate.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, that was an accident.

               
                                     ALAR
                         And we have only YOUR word. (Long moment 
                         of silence while Danny and Sam look 
                         at each other)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Rather sarcastically) Any more question, 
                         DANIEL?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes. Uh ... I'd like to know a little 
                         more about your enemy. (Jack closes 
                         his eyes tightly ... Danny's really 
                         pushing it! :-) )
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         (Nervously) Is this ... part of your 
                         barganing process , Colonel?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (If looks could kill, by the way Jack's 
                         looking at Danny, the Space monkey would 
                         be dead!) NOT normally.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         What more can we offer you than everything 
                         we have?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Then why don't you just answer the question?
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         Colonel O'Neill? Do we have an agreement?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We do.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack ...

               
                                     JACK
                         DANIEL! ... (Quieter) Shut up... Is 
                         THAT clear enough?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (After a moment of silence) Sir, if 
                         you're gonna go back and tell General 
                         Hammond, I would like to stay here and 
                         take a look at their fusion technology.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         FINE! (Takes a sip of drink)

               
                                     ALAR
                         It would be my pleasure to show you 
                         personally. (Sam looks at Jack, and 
                         gets up. Danny remains silent, but you 
                         could tell he wants to say something.) 
                         I understand you shot down one of our 
                         enemy bombers, Colonel. Congratulations 
                         ... perhaps you'll try it again.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I don't ... think so!

               
                                     ALAR
                         Well, if you're conserned about lives 
                         lost, remember, they're YOUR enemy now. 
                         I look forward to your return. Which 
                         reminds me ... perhaps it would be best 
                         if ... if the jaffa did not return.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'C? Why? He hasn't said a word.
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         It's not what he said ... it's what 
                         he IS.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, he's different. I'll grant you 
                         that.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         NOT like us. (Meaning not white, and 
                         Jack got a little light bulb)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Right.

               
                                     ALAR
                         Major Carter! After you. (Jack has a 
                         disbelieving look on his face. Danny 
                         comes up to the DHD, and starts dialing 
                         the address. He puts in the first point, 
                         and raises his hand for the second. 
                         Jack grabs his hand, stopping him.)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We're not going.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Why?

               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'C and I are gonna have a look around 
                         first. You ... ask questions.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I thought you told me to ...

               
                                     JACK
                         I KNOW what I said, Daniel ... it was 
                         rude, & short sided, & I'm sorry.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Confused) Well, thank you for ... recognizing 
                         that.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Now, I'm saying this ... go ask questions... 
                         LOTS of questions!
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         One single fusion reactor is capeable 
                         of generating power for the entire facility. 
                         I assume you extract tutarium from sea 
                         water?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes. 70% of the Earth's surface is ocean, 
                         so Heavy Water production shouldn't 
                         be a problem.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         The sea in which we used to extract 
                         heavy water as you call it, is now in 
                         enemy hands hundreds of miles away. 
                         You can see that the storage tanks are 
                         nearly empty.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You must have been building this place 
                         long before the war started.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         The war was inevidable.

               
                                     SAM
                         Well, how long did you expect to stay 
                         down here?
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Until the air is free from poison. Excuse 
                         me. (Sam looks at the plans in confusion.)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         So, what's your impression of Alar?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That he is conceling something.

               
                                     JACK
                         Like what?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am not sure ... but he is conseling 
                         it. (Teal'C ZATS the door to the stasis 
                         room) (Jack passes his hand SLOWLY over 
                         the console.) What is it, O'Neill?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         They're the same! (Continues to pass 
                         hand slowly over console, disbelieving) 
                         Every DAMN one of em's the same!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Hey, Ferrel.

               
                                     FERREL
                         Doctor.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh ... I just thought that since we're 
                         gonna be allies, I thought we should 
                         get to know a little bit about our new 
                         enemy. OK! uh ... you call them the 
                         enemy? Um ... understandably they're 
                         ... your enemy ... but, uh ... they 
                         must have a name. For example: I'm American. 
                         My grandfather was Dutch ... what do 
                         you ... call them?
 
               
                                     FERRAL
                         Sometimes we call them breeders.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Breeders?

               
                                     FERREL
                         How they reproduce. Indescriminately 
                         ... with no reguard for Genetic purity.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Realization just hit him!) Really? 
                         So ... they come in all shapes and sizes.
 
                         
               
                                     FERREL
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANNY
                         And colors?

               
                                     FERREL
                         Yes!

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Dumbfounded) Really?

               
                                     ALAR
                         This storage facility contains plans, 
                         specifications, and formulas upon which 
                         our technology is based. Together, I'm 
                         sure we can find a way to transfer the 
                         information to your computers.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Alar, these pipes extend from the lowest 
                         level right up to the surface.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Yes.

               
                                     SAM
                         But you said the atmosphere was poisoned. 
                         It doesn't make any sense!
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Enemy bombers aproach the perimeter.
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         Engage them!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack!

               
                                     JACK
                         What'd you find out?

               
                                     DANNY
                         ThEY did it! They started the war ... 
                         I don't know how, but they did it!
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         Where is the fuel?

               
                                     JACK
                         There's been a delay.

               
                                     ALAR
                         What sort of delay?! The enemy is attacking 
                         in forse, we NEED that fuel!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We just have to buy a little time ... 
                         Teal'C and I could help fight em off 
                         until it gets here.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Do it!

               
                                     JACK
                         Stay on my wing, Teal'C.

               
                                     SAM
                         (Well, for the smartest of the group, 
                         she's the last to realize) It was 
                         a preempted strike! Your enemy. When 
                         they began bombing, they were trying 
                         to STOP you!
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Now is not the time, MAJOR!

               
                                     FERRAL
                         The defence field is at minimum sustainable 
                         strength.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Transfer energy from the stasis room.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (To Danny) The Eurondans built this 
                         place long before the war started. They 
                         PLANNED it from the beginning!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         All right. But how do they expect to 
                         win a war from underground?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         There are enormous gas pipes that run 
                         from holding facilities all the way 
                         up to the surface.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         And the surface is poisoned!

               
                                     SAM
                         They didn't just START a WAR, they were 
                         trying to exterminate them!
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         It was HIS vision! My father saw that 
                         breeders were spreading across the face 
                         like a plague. MILLIONS of them! We 
                         don't know how so many of the managed 
                         to survive. But they do in spite of 
                         our best efforts. Contact your General 
                         Hammond! Tell him we need that fuel 
                         IMMEDIATELY!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         We're not gonna do that.

               
                                     ALAR
                         ARMS! (Men come with guns and point 
                         it at Sam and Danny) (Slowly, and sounding 
                         really pissed!) CONTACT ... YOUR ... 
                         GENERAL ... HAMMOND! (Shot goes to Jack 
                         helping the bombers)
 
               
                                     FARREL
                         They're escorting the enemy bombers!
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         WHAT?!?!

               
                                     FARREL
                         He's attacking our own fighters!

               
                                     ALAR
                         STOP HIM! (Sam kicks a man's ass ... 
                         literally, she kicks him to stop him 
                         from stopping Jack. Danny hits the other 
                         man with a bat or something. When the 
                         man bends down, Sam kicks him in the 
                         head.LOL! You go girlfriend!  Danny 
                         gets the gun, and points it at Farrel 
                         . Jack continues to help the bombers. 
                         Alar grabs a gun pointing it at Jack. 
                         Teal'C gets out of the thing, and grabs 
                         the gun squeezing Alar's hand HARD! 
                         ) AH! (Alar's on his 
                         knees holding his hands.) (Jack drives 
                         the craft right into the ground, making 
                         the tunnels shake.) (Jack gets out the 
                         thing, and goes with his team.) (Yelling, 
                         over the noise) IT COULD HAVE ALL BEEN 
                         YOURS!!!!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I wouldn't follow us if I were you.
 
                         
               
                                     ALAR
                         NO!

               
                                     JACK
                         (After Danny opens the gate, to Danny 
                         and Teal'C) GO!
 
               
               Sam and Jack are shooting the men who are shooting at them. They 
               make a run for the gate.
 
               
                                     ALAR
                         Wait! WAIT!!!! (Jack and Sam both stop, 
                         and turn at the gate.) I could teach 
                         you everything I know! Just let me come 
                         with you! (Emotionless face on Jack) 
                         PLEASE! (The two soldiers go thru the 
                         gate.
 
               
               On the other side, Sam is standing facing the open gate. Jack 
               walks thru slowly.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looking at Sam) Close the iris.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Do it! (Shot goes to Sam, then to Jack. 
                         They're just looking into each other's 
                         eyes.) (Shot goes to Davis, who sighs.) 
                         (An impact is seen on the screen before 
                         the gate closes.) (Jack and Sam are 
                         still looking into each other's eyes.) 
                         I take it, Colonel, you were unable 
                         to encure Eurondan technology?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks away from Sam to look at Hammond) 
                         That's correct, Sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'm sorry to hear that.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Looks back at Sam) Don't be. (She raises 
                         her eyes, and their eyes lock, and stay 
                         that way)
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We'll debrief in one hour.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Looking at Hammond for a second) Yes, 
                         Sir. (Sam stands there looking at him 
                         for 5 more seconds, then turns and walks 
                         off the ramp. He has an impassive look 
                         on his face.)
 
               
               THE END

               

The Other Side



Writers :   Brad Wright
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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