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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 118

                                       "TIN MAN"

                                           By

                                      Jeff F. King




               SG1 arrive offworld. They are inside some sort of factory, or 
               warehouse
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Colonel 
                         speaking, welcome to P3X-niner-eight-niner, 
                         where it's a balmy room temperature. 
                         Fan out.Whoa,Well, the lights are on, 
                         but there's nobody home.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         The technology seems advanced by comparison, 
                         to what we've seen on most of the uman-inhabited 
                         planets. Maybe even more advanced then 
                         Earth.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Much more.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well it feels, older, somehow.

               
                                     JACK
                         I know how it feels. This place has 
                         seen better days.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         At least it doesn't appear to be of 
                         Goa'uld origin.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel:, ever run into something like 
                         this?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have not.

               
                                     SAM
                         A computer.

               
                                     JACK
                         Well that sounds ominous! Fall back.
 
                         
               
               
               
               They are heading back to the gate, when they are suddenly attacked 
               by some sort of light
 
               
               
               
               Titles

               
               The team are lying on some tables. They begin to wake up. They 
               are no longer wearing their uniforms.
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         What the hell?

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel.

               
                                     JACK
                         Carter.

               
                                     SAM
                         How did we get in to these outfits?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I don't know. Welcome to PX3-989!

               
                                     SAM
                         My transmitter's gone.

               
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel. Teal'c! You guys okay?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am well.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yeah, I'm fine. Better then fine actually, 
                         when you consider the fact that we were 
                         just.
 
               
               
               
               A man enters

               
               
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Ah! Com-traya! Com-traya!

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think that's a greeting?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Yes it is.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh! Well then,com-traya. We are explorers 
                         from a place called Earth. I'm Daniel, 
                         Hello.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh! This is your custom, yes? Hello? 
                         You are the leader?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, no, that would be.

               
                                     JACK
                         Me! Colonel Jack O'Neill, Kum by ya!
 
                         
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Com-traya!

               
                                     JACK
                         Whatever. Why did you attack us?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Attack? Oh, attack, yes of course, it 
                         would seem that way from your perspective. 
                         Yes I did that!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Why?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         It could not be helped! Oh! Are you 
                         suffering, any pain? Any after-effects? 
                         Or occasionally the heart must be restarted.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh, no, I think we feel fine.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Ah! Comtraya! You are all such wonderful 
                         specimens! You in particular, female!
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel!

               
                                     JACK
                         Easy, Captain. Listen, we has some things, 
                         when we got here, some weapons.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh those, yes, very dangerous.

               
                                     JACK
                         Very, can we have them back?

               
                                     SAM
                         And our uniforms?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Sorry, but they are gone. This is better, 
                         yes?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         No.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         I am Harlan. I am the last survivor 
                         of, Altar.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me? The last survivor. You're 
                         the only one on this planet?
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Yes. And your weapons are, this way! 
                         We are in section three. There has been 
                         trouble here lately.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What kind of trouble?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Mechanical breakdowns. Very difficult 
                         to maintain this complex alone.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Listen Harlan, is there an outside to 
                         this place?
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Outside is above. We are under.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Under the surface?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh yes, under the surface, we could 
                         not survive. Mmm, radiation, very, very 
                         bad. Ah! This way to section four
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ah, what happened to your civilization? 
                         I'm sure you started on the surface 
                         and then moved under.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh yes, long ago.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We're curious to learn about other worlds 
                         and we'd love to hear what happened, 
                         on the surface.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         All in time.

               
                                     JACK
                         We've got all the time in the world.
 
                         
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Yes you do. You understand, Comtraya!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Now what is that, Comtraya, is that 
                         like Aloha?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Harlan, how long have you been on your 
                         own?
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Now, let's see, Wallis was the last 
                         one to go. I miss him. But you all remind 
                         me a little of Wallis! Except for you 
                         of course, you are, female.And you are, 
                         whatever you are. Hubald, he was the 
                         creator of all this. But he died very 
                         early, too early. Took many secrets 
                         with him, so long ago.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         How long, exactly?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Um, exactly? Ninety-nine million, two 
                         hundred seven thousand of your hours.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         That's 11,000 years.

               
                                     SAM
                         How did you know that?

               
                                     JACK
                         That's right?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait, how did you know that?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         See, everything is better, even your 
                         minds. You are all much, much better.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Better then what?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Do you not feel it? Are you not stronger? 
                         Smarter?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I think he's right, I feel great!

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Of course you do, because I have given 
                         you a great gift. I have made you all,better!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Better how?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh I have not hurt you, I have only 
                         made you, better!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright listen, listen closely, I'm 
                         going to ask you one more time very 
                         simply, better how? We're gone, were 
                         out of here!
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         What

               
                                     JACK
                         Carter, dial us home. .

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Wait! You cannot leave! I cannot leave 
                         either. It is unsafe!
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What is unsafe, tell us!

               
                                     HARLAN
                         All in time, there is so much you must 
                         know first.
 
               
               
               
               They start to go through the gate

               
               
               
                                     HARLAN
                         You will be back! You will! You cannot 
                         leave me here all alone. Oh dear.
 
                         
               
               
               
               SGC Infirmary

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Colonel, how do you feel?

               
                                     JACK
                         Never felt better in my life. It's got 
                         me a little worried actually.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Yeah, well this has got me a little 
                         worried. Listen.
 
               
               
               
               He takes the stethoscope and tries to listen to his heartbeat
 
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         I don't hear anything.What this is better? 
                         I'm dead?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Look Colonel, to make sense of this, 
                         I'm going to have to do a blood sample.
 
                         
               
               
               
               She begins to take a blood sample, but white fluid comes out 
               instead
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh God! What the hell is that? Get that 
                         out of me!
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Look I'm going to need x-rays on all 
                         of them. Stat!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What did he do to us?

               
                                     JANET
                         I don't know, let's everybody stay calm.
 
                         
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         s pouch is gone

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I no longer possess a Goa'uld.

               
               
               
               Jack slices open his arm

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, what the hell are you doing?
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         Colonel!

               
               
               
               Under the skin appears to be a robotic arm

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         God!

               
                                     JANET
                         Dear God.

               
               
               
               Janet presses the alarm button

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Alert! Security to the infirmary!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Whoa! Security! Dr. Fraiser, it's us.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         Just, don't come any closer.

               
               
               
               Armed men run in

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Stand down airmen, just a little misunderstanding. 
                         That's an order.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Belay that order. General that is not 
                         Colonel O'Neill.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh for crying out loud, General, it's 
                         me!
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Would you call that human blood?

               
                                     JANET
                         I have reason to believe they're all 
                         imposters. He, or whatever he is, has 
                         no detectable heartbeat.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Take them to the holding room, put a 
                         guard outside.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         General Hammond.I don't know what that 
                         son of a Bitch on 989 did, but I swear 
                         to God...
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Follow the instructions

               
                                     JACK
                         Your wife died of Cancer 4 years ago!
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         And you will not be hurt!

               
                                     JACK
                         Your granddaughters names are Tesea 
                         and Kayla!
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Any resistance made by any of you will 
                         be met with deadly force! Is that understood?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Understood. Perfectly.

               
               
               
               Later, Janet and Hammond watch the team on a screen

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Looks and sounds like are people. They 
                         certainly believe they're SG1.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         It may be another Goa'uld trick.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I don't know what to believe. He was 
                         right about the names of my grand children. 
                         How else would he have known, if he 
                         isn't Jack O'Neill?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Sir, given our history with the Goa'uld, 
                         I believe keeping them here would be 
                         extremely dangerous.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I'll take that under advisement, Doctor.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The team try to make sense of what's happening

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's incredible, it looks like mine, 
                         it feels like mine, it is mine, I mean 
                         I don't feel any different. If anything, 
                         I feel better!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That's what Harlan said.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well why didn't he just tell us?

               
                                     SAM
                         Probably afraid we'd damage him.

               
                                     JACK
                         Perceptive little runt.

               
                                     SAM
                         You know, Colonel, you can't blame General 
                         Hammond for confining us.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey, I know who I am!

               
                                     SAM
                         So do I! In every respect I feel like 
                         Sam Carter.But the evidence.Harlan must 
                         have transferred our consciousness into 
                         these bodies!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Bodies? Did you see the inside of this 
                         arm? We're machines, Carter.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Teal'c are you okay?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Why?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, for starters you've lost your 
                         Infant Goa'uld.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I still feel it's presence

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Really? That must be like continuing 
                         to feel a limb after it's been lost.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh for crying out loud, Daniel! I'm 
                         glad you're so fascinated by all this, 
                         but it's time for a little reality check, 
                         okay? We are being help prisoner by 
                         our own people.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well they can't hold us in here forever. 
                         I mean.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Why not? What do you think is going 
                         to happen? You really think military 
                         intelligence is going to let us continue 
                         as SG-1 like this?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We still have our rights Jack.

               
                                     JACK
                         What rights are you talking about?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, no matter what he's done to 
                         us, were still.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Human? Is that what you were going to 
                         say?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Harlan said we'd be back. Now we know 
                         why.
 
               
               
               
               Hammond enters

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel O'Neill? Or whoever you are. 
                         I have decided to send SG-5 back to 
                         P3X-080. See if they can shed some light 
                         on this.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         That's a mistake.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why?

               
                                     JACK
                         Because old Harlan will do to them what 
                         he did to us.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Harlan?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         The indigenous person we encountered 
                         on the other side.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We believe he transferred out conciseness 
                         into these artificial bodies.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Why would anyone do that?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well he thought he was doing us a favor. 
                         He thinks this is...better. And I never 
                         even really thought of it at the time, 
                         but he must be artificial too.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That must explain how he got to be 11,000 
                         years old.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What?

               
                                     JACK
                         General... I think it's imperative that 
                         we go back.
 
               
               
               
               The team are in pain

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Get Dr. Fraiser!

               
                                     AIRMAN
                         Yes sir!

               
                                     JACK
                         General, we've got to go back.

               
               
               
               They are taken to the gateroom

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We'll send another team through within 
                         the hour!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Negative. Don't risk any more.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Get this gate open!

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Stand by.

               
               
               
               The team return to Harlan's planet

               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         My strength returns.

               
                                     SAM
                         We ran out of energy.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well if these bodies are machines, they 
                         need a power source. It's here.
 
               
               
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Ah, Comtraya! Here is where you belong 
                         now. Here is the only place you can 
                         be.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You son of a bitch!

               
                                     HARLAN
                         You nearly waited too long. I was worried. 
                         Feel better?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Better. What the hell did you do to 
                         us?
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         You are angry.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yes. Give me one good reason why I shouldn't 
                         break you in half.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, he's the only one who can put 
                         our consciousness back into our real 
                         bodies.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh no, no, no, I cannot do that. In 
                         time you will see, I have transferred 
                         your consciousness into the synthetic.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well transfer us back! Now!

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh, I cannot, it is permanent.

               
                                     JACK
                         I do not want to hear that!

               
                                     HARLAN
                         You are damaging me.

               
               Jack let's him go

               
                                     HARLAN
                         I am sorry, but there is no way to do 
                         what you ask. Your bodies are all gone; 
                         it is all part of the process. This 
                         is what you are now. You will see. It 
                         is better.
 
               
               
               
               He takes them to another room

               
               
               
                                     HARLAN
                         This way. Around the corner, just a 
                         few more steps and home again! You should 
                         rest now. Your internal systems are 
                         not yet fully recharged, and they were 
                         allowed to drain far too low.
 
               
               Attention, Coolant leak in secondary Coils. Immediate attention 
               is required.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Section 2, you see now why I needed 
                         you? This place is more then one man 
                         can maintain! Oh, so much to do. You 
                         will see, you will all feel much better 
                         soon. Oh, this will not take long at 
                         all.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack, he said we should rest. We don't 
                         want to run out of energy again.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         He's right about this place, half of 
                         this complex isn't working. The rest 
                         is marginal I mean, look around. He's 
                         been a jerry-rigging thing's for centuries. 
                         He was desperate.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I say let this place fall down.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         To condemn Harlan, would be to condemn 
                         ourselves.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Your point being?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What is done is done.

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh please. Has it occurred to anyone 
                         that all we are now is robots?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Where are you going?

               
                                     JACK
                         I'm going to find Harlan.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack!

               
                                     JACK
                         Don't worry, it's just to talk. Robot 
                         to robot.
 
               
               
               
               Jack leaves the room

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         What?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh it's nothing.This notion of living 
                         a 11,000 years entered my mind for a 
                         moment and I couldn't, it's a lot to 
                         take in.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Apparently we've got time to adjust. 
                         We really do have all the same sensations 
                         and perceptions that we did in our human 
                         form.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, if you think about it, the human 
                         body is just a machine. It's a vessel 
                         for our conciseness, I mean; it's just 
                         an organic one. It performs work requires 
                         fuel.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's not the same, Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No it isn't, but maybe in a way Harlan 
                         was right, maybe in a way this is better. 
                         I mean we're still us, we're still unique. 
                         Every thought, every feeling
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Have you felt hungry, or thirsty since 
                         this happened?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No! Teal'c You still okay?

               
               
               
               Teal'c leaves the room

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Where did he go?

               
                                     SAM
                         Probably wants to be alone. I don't 
                         blame him.That way.
 
               
               
               
               Teal'c is unwell

               
               
               
               
               
               Jack is helping Harlan stop the leak

               
               
               
                                     HARLAN
                         I do not understand this obsession of 
                         yours.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         It's not an obsession. I just want to 
                         know what you did with out bodies.
 
                         
               
                                     HARLAN
                         You have no further use for them.

               
               
               
               Sam and Daniel turn up

               
               
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh good, you are exploring, yes good, 
                         well there is much to see, much to learn 
                         from the station. And you are feeling 
                         better. Yes?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         No. Colonel, have you seen Teal'c?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I left him with you.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Perhaps he is best left alone. He is 
                         different. Yes?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes. Look Harlan, I want to know why 
                         you did this, why you did all of this.
 
                         
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Our race was facing destruction. The 
                         biosphere of this planet could no longer 
                         support us. This project was under taken 
                         to allow some of our people to continue 
                         to live, even if the planet could not. 
                         Our former bodies, would, who, never 
                         survive this.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How many were there, originally?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         A thousand.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What happened to them.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh, there were problems with he transfer 
                         process. Some were lost. Sekara, Bareth, 
                         Tira, very, very sad. We could not repair 
                         Hubald, creator of all this! His secrets 
                         were lost. But many survived for a while.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Where are they?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Some left through the ring we discovered. 
                         The ring, which you went through. They 
                         carried along small, more portable sources 
                         with them. I expected them to come home, 
                         I waited. This is home, after all. But 
                         they...didn't. And the rest did not 
                         except the gift, they ended there existence.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         How?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         They walked above the surface, far from 
                         here, Outside of the range of the power 
                         source. Wallas, he was the last one, 
                         he gave his life for the station. An 
                         accident. And I have been alone since 
                         Wallace. But you are here now, and everything 
                         is better now. Will you hold this for 
                         me?
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Com-traya! Very helpful! We work together 
                         well. There see? We accomplish things.So 
                         we must remain near the power source 
                         incase it breaks down again. Without 
                         the continuous stream from the emitter, 
                         these bodies could not function for 
                         more then a few hours. And that is why 
                         I new you would come back.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Harlan, we want to go home.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         No, no, you must stay, you are friends. 
                         New friends.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Friends? I don't even like you. Chances 
                         are I will never like you.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel. If we are ever going to get 
                         home, we need him.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         You still do not appreciate the gift? 
                         Immortality, 11000 going on infinity. 
                         I always say. Oh no!Very bad, very bad.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         What is it?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         The power source, for us! I spent too 
                         much time away from the station to create 
                         you. Hurry, there's not much time, we 
                         must repair it or else we will all die.
 
                         
               
               
               
               They run to the room

               
               
               
                                     HARLAN
                         I think the thermo compensator has malfunctioned 
                         again. Ah-ha, tube 18 is lost. It draws 
                         heat in from the planetary core, must 
                         be vented. The surface wind drives irradiated 
                         acid rain into the ventilation system. 
                         It rust the valves closed.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So what's keeping us going?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Reserve power, like when you went back 
                         to your world.Not much time!
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Has this ever happened before?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Not since Wallis was still alive. That 
                         is the reason I created you. We must 
                         work together. Please help!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, I'll help. Where's Daniel:, 
                         we could use him.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         It does not matter, he is different.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Okay, so what do we do?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         I had to shut down most of the vents. 
                         We have to open more and reroute the 
                         ventilation.There and there, I will 
                         stay here to operate the computer.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         How do we find these vents, how do we 
                         open them?
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         The automatic controls no longer work 
                         and the vent are rusted close. You will 
                         have to open up the vent shafts, and 
                         so it manually. Search your minds it 
                         is all there. I made sure of it. You 
                         have all the answers you need, now go! 
                         Go! Go! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Sam and Daniel run down a hallway

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         This way.

               
               
               
               Warning, pressure rising to critical levels

               
               
               
               Jack jumps a long way down and is unhurt.

               
               
               
               Back with Daniel and Sam

               
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         There it is.

               
               
               
               Daniel pulls a vent cover off with his hands

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Did you see that?

               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh. Harlan is right, it's rusted shut, 
                         I can feel it.There, I've got it.
 
                         
               
               
               
               The team continue to unblock the vents

               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Not yet, Harlan. Not yet!

               
               
               
               Steam comes out and Jack is in pain. Teal'c appears

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c Thank God! Where have you been?
 
                         
               
               
               
               Teal'c hits him

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c

               
               
               
               He is slammed against the wall, and Teal'c tries to strangle 
               him
 
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c what are you doing?

               
               
               
               Catastrophic coolant failure is imminent.

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Come on. Teal'c come on! Teal'c

               
               
               
               Teal'c continues to attack Jack

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c

               
               
               
               You have succeeded in venting sufficient pressure. Com-traya.
 
               
               
               
               
               Back with Daniel and Sam

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         We did it.

               
               
               
               Teal'c is still attacking Jack. Sam and Daniel hear the commotion 
               and run to them
 
               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Teal'c don't!

               
               
               
               Harlan somehow makes Teal'c disappear

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel.

               
                                     JACK
                         I'm alright.

               
               
               
               Part of Jack's cheek is missing

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I'm sorry but your not.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         It is only damage, I can repair it. 
                         All will be well, you will see. And 
                         your friend too.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What Teal'c?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         You killed him!

               
                                     HARLAN
                         He was malfunctioning.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         How will all be well with him if he 
                         is dead?
 
               
               
               
                                     HARLAN
                         You will see. Now the station is repaired, 
                         go back to your quarters and wait. You 
                         will see.
 
               
               
               
               Harlan leaves

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Keep an eye on him!

               
               
               
               Sam and Daniel follow him

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Harlan, open up!

               
                                     SAM
                         Harlan!

               
                                     HARLAN
                         No, no, no! Go away!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Harlan, What the hell are you doing?
 
                         
               
               
               
               Teal'c is in some sort of stasis

               
               
               
                                     HARLAN
                         All will be well, please I...

               
                                     SAM
                         He's making a new synthetic Teal'c.
 
                         
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Please go back you your quarters, and 
                         I will bring him to you when...
 
               
                                     SAM
                         How is this possible?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         yes, um, there were two minds before, 
                         the creature he carried within. Two 
                         beings. The two minds could not co-exist, 
                         and your friend malfunctioned. I did 
                         not know he was different. I will not 
                         make that mistake this time.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Answer my question this time. How can 
                         you make a new synthetic Teal'c, without 
                         the original?
 
               
               Jack walks in.

               
                                     JACK
                         Captain Carter. Stand aside. Harlan, 
                         turn off that machine.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         The process is incomplete, I can...
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Turn it off! Now answer the Captains 
                         question.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Please if you destroy me, you will destroy 
                         the last survivor of an entire people, 
                         and yourselves too.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm going to ask this question once. 
                         Do our bodies, our real bodies exist 
                         somewhere?
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Yes.

               
                                     JACK
                         Then I want you to put us back,now.
 
                         
               
                                     HARLAN
                         I could not do that, even if I wanted 
                         to.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Why? If you can transfer our consciousness 
                         into these bodies, surely you can reverse 
                         the process.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         No it is impossible.

               
                                     JACK
                         Why?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         I will show you.

               
               
               
               The real SG1 are lying down and are gagged

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         My God.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         I meant no harm. I will return them 
                         through the ring as soon as I am certain 
                         you had accepted your transference.
 
                         
               
                                     CLONE SAM
                         Except it's not really a transference, 
                         is it? From one to the other, we're 
                         copies.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Yes, as good as the original. Better 
                         even. If you had not been so insistent 
                         you would have never seen each other. 
                         Once I new the transference was successful. 
                         I had intended to send your organic 
                         selves, back to your world, uh, their 
                         world. They would never have known of 
                         your existence. And in time would hope 
                         that you would have excepted yours.
 
                         
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         We can never go back.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         No, you belong here. You are welcome 
                         here.
 
               
               
               
               Clone Sam takes the tape of the real Teal'cs mouth

               
               
               
                                     CLONE SAM
                         Teal'c

               
                                     DANIEL
                         : Captain Carter.

               
                                     CLONE SAM
                         Colonel, he's alright.

               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         That's great, Captain.

               
               
               
               Clone Jack leaves the room and is very upset

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel?

               
                                     CLONE DANIEL
                         Ah, sort of. Here let me get that.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Harlan, where have you been?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Extremely busy.

               
                                     JACK
                         I can see that, doing what?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh, creating your synthetic others. 
                         Saving the planet. Busy, busy.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Synthetic?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Yes. I am sorry for restraining you 
                         for so long, I am afraid my plan has 
                         failed rather miserably. But as I promised, 
                         you are free to go.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         This is impossible.

               
                                     CLONE SAM
                         It's true. At first we did not even 
                         know we had been changed.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Recreating the neurostructer on...
 
                         
               
                                     CLONE SAM
                         I know! Defies the uncertainty principle. 
                         We are identical, right down to the 
                         mole on our...
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Shut up.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         : Was not a copy made of me?

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Oh yes. But um, I had to disintegrate 
                         you.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         : I see.

               
                                     SAM
                         You get it, you just don't like it.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ah, well...

               
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Listen, I'm not to happy about this 
                         either you know.
 
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         You think you know how I feel?

               
                                     JACK
                         Well, yeah. Were basically the same 
                         guy aren't we?
 
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         Ah, have a look.

               
               
               
               He shows him his ripped cheek

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Ow. Sorry.

               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         Yeah.

               
                                     JACK
                         So, um, what the hell happened here?
 
                         
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         Somebody stole my life. That's what 
                         happened.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You talking about my life?

               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         Hey, I've got every right to it that 
                         you do. I was kind of hoping I could 
                         figure out away to undo all this, get 
                         myself back into my body, where I belong.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well it's occupied, thank you.

               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         I noticed that. What does that make 
                         me? What do you want?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well there all debating the meaning 
                         of life out there; both Daniels think 
                         this is all fascinating. The Carters 
                         are arguing already. Teal'c feels left 
                         out. You and I have got a few things 
                         to talk about.
 
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         I'm not going to give you a hard time 
                         about who gets to go back, if that's 
                         what you mean.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Thank you.

               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         It has nothing to do with generosity, 
                         believe me. I can't go back. If I could 
                         it might be a different story.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah well, there is a little issue of 
                         security. You know everything I know 
                         about Earth. Codes, defenses.
 
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         Well bury the gate, don't worry. And 
                         don't even think about sending a bomb 
                         to make sure.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I wasn't.

               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         Yes you were. I know you.

               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, alright, you have my word, 
                         Colonel.
 
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         Call me Jack.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Colonel O'Neill?

               
                                     BOTH JACK'S
                         Oh, for crying out loud.

               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         I'll handle this.

               
               
               
               Clone Jack goes to see Harlan

               
               
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Aw, there you are, I was worried about 
                         you. Where is the other one?
 
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         He's getting ready to go home.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Yes, all for the best. I hope in time 
                         you will forgive me.
 
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         You were just trying to survive.

               
                                     HARLAN
                         Yes, and we will! All will be well, 
                         you will see!
 
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         Harlan, people are not supposed to live 
                         forever.
 
               
                                     HARLAN
                         Maybe not, but if you try just a few 
                         hundred years, perhaps you might change 
                         your mind. Yes?
 
               
               
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         So don't forget to bury the gate when 
                         we're gone.
 
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         Like that's something I would forget.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well. See ya. And uh, you should have 
                         that looked at, it's...
 
               
                                     CLONE JACK
                         Have a good life.

               
                                     JACK
                         See ya.

               
               The real SG-1 walks through the gate.

               
               THE END
               
               
               
               
               

Tinman



Writers :   Jeff F. King
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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