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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 403

                                       "UPGRADES"

                                           By

                                       David Rich




               We begin with a shot of the gate activating. The gate is irised. 
               Sam, Teal'C and GH are standing @ the foot of the gate. Danny 
               and Jack walk in.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Doctor Jackson, Colonel -

               
                                     JACK
                         General.

               
                                     DANNY
                         The message I got was pretty vague.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         So was the transmission we got from 
                         the Tok'Ra.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Did they say who was coming?

               
                                     GH
                         No.

               
                                     JACK
                         Did they say WHY?

               
                                     SAM
                         No, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         See, I - That's rude! I hate that.
 
                         
               
                                     TECH
                         Receiving Tok'Ra IDC. Opening Iris. 
                         (Shoulda left it closed! OK! I'll try 
                         to be nice!  Can't make any promises.)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         In fact, the Tok'Ra are starting to 
                         annoy me in general.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir?

               
                                     JACK
                         Don't get me wrong, Carter. Your dad's 
                         great, I love em like a brother, Every 
                         time they show it seems like it's all 
                         kinds of ---
 
               
               TS walks thru the gate. (Anise/Freyu) She will affectionally 
               (g) known as TS from now on. (Tok'Ra Spice!) Granted, she's very 
               beautiful when she walks thru the gate. She also has herself 
               covered in a very nice long coat. Her hair looks nice right now.
 
               
               
                                     DANNY
                         (In a trance)Yep! That looks like trouble 
                         to me.
 
               
               TS walks down the ramp, Sam tries to smile @ her (LOL!). She's 
               not very successful!
 
               
                                     TS
                         (In Goa'Uld voice) The Tok'Ra High Council 
                         sends it's greetings.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Welcome! I'm General Hammond, Colonel 
                         O'Neill, Doctor Jackson, Major Carter, 
                         and Teal'C.
 
               
                                     TS
                         (Motioning to a very handsome Tok'Ra) 
                         This is Mornon. You may call me Anise.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Anise?

               
                                     TS
                         It means Noble Strength.

               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm Daniel. It means uh - God is my 
                         Judge. (Jack looks @ Danny, cocks his 
                         head, and raises his eyebrow)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Smart-assed ) I'm Jack. It means 
                         --- uh --- What's in the box?
 
               
               TS opens the box to reveal the armbands.

               
                                     TS
                         These armbands were recently discovered 
                         amongst some ancient ruins on a remote 
                         planet.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I don't recognize the symbols. May I?
 
                         
               
                                     TS
                         The language belongs to a race called 
                         the Ataniks . Their existence and demise 
                         predates the Goa'Uld.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Ataniks? I think Jolinar knew about 
                         these. They are supposed to give the 
                         wearer incredible speed and strength, 
                         right?
 
               
                                     TS
                         Yes, many thought it was just a myth. 
                         Still, the Goa'Uld & Tok'Ra have both 
                         sought these devices for some time.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Obviously not a myth.

               
                                     TS
                         The Tok'Ra were very excited when I 
                         found them.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         YOU found them?

               
                                     TS
                         My area of expertise is ancient cultures.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, mine too.

               
                                     TS
                         Yes, I know. (Jack is staring at Danny) 
                         We hoped the devices would provide our 
                         operatives with a great new physical 
                         advantage against the Goa'Uld.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         However?

               
               TS puts the armband on, nothing happens!

               
                                     DANNY
                         They don't work for you.

               
                                     TS
                         Our top scientific minds have researched 
                         the technology at length. To the best 
                         of our knowledge, the devices should 
                         work. However, something causes them 
                         to reject the Tok'Ra physiology.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You're a symbiote.

               
                                     TS
                         That is a likely assumption.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Then the device will most likely be 
                         ineffective on me as well.
 
               
                                     TS
                         Yes - That is why I brought only three.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I still have a protein marker left by 
                         Jolinar.
 
               
                                     TS
                         Hopefully, that will have no effect.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Incredible speed and strength?

               
                                     TS
                         In fact, according to the inscriptions, 
                         they should greatly increase all of 
                         your natural abilities.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Raises eyebrow & looks @ Sam, who looks 
                         back) That's kinda cool.
 
               
                                     TS
                         In the interest of the Tok'Ra/Human 
                         alliance, I expected you would cooperate.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Shouldn't we take some time to learn 
                         a little more about these things? Perhaps 
                         Maj. Carter & Dr. Jackson -
 
               
                                     TS
                         (Rudely interrupting) I had hoped to 
                         begin Human trial experiments immediately.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         What's the rush?

               
                                     TS
                         (She sounds pissed) If you are not willing 
                         to trust us and participate, I will 
                         find human subjects on another planet!
 
                         
               
               GH Does NOT like her tone of voice!

               
                                     JACK
                         (Raises his eye brow and smiles) Fine.
 
                         
               
               TS closes her eyes.

               
                                     TS
                         (In normal sweet human voice) Colonel, 
                         please forgive the scientist in Anise. 
                         She has worked very hard for this. I 
                         assure you, every safety precaution 
                         will be taken.
 
               
               Danny look adorably confused. Sam looks @ Jack. Jack just gives 
               TS a dirty look. TS closes her eyes. Uh-Oh! Tok'Ra Spice --- 
               Uh --- I mean Anise is back! 
 
               
                                     TS
                         (Goa'Uld voice) What is your answer?!
 
                         
               
               OPENING CREDITS!

               
                                     TS
                         This is a Tok'Ra biosensor. It will 
                         monitor every aspect of your physiological 
                         condition. (She pulls Jack's T-Shirt 
                         down, and puts the sensor very far down 
                         his shirt. I think she's just coppin 
                         a feel. I know I would! )
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Whoa! (He doesn't like this)

               
                                     TS
                         It will transmit readings to this device 
                         where it will be recorded through out 
                         the experiment.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         OK?

               
               Jack picks up the device, and he and Janet look @ it, then each 
               other. TS returns. He puts it down with an innocent look like 
               a student caught looking in the teacher's desk for the test answers.
 
               
               
                                     TS
                         Ready?

               
                                     JACK
                         As I'll --- ever be. (She puts the band 
                         on his arm. A light comes on) What's 
                         that mean?
 
               
                                     TS
                         The device is working.

               
                                     JACK
                         I don't feel like leaping any tall buildings.
 
                         
               
                                     TS
                         It may take time for the device to adjust 
                         to your body. I believe it was designed 
                         this way to give your body time to adapt 
                         to your new ability. In the meantime, 
                         feel free to move around as you normally 
                         would. The biosensor will transmit readings 
                         over a significant distance.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         OK.

               
               Jack and Teal'C are boxing. (Yummy! Teal'C in a muscle shirt!) 
               (This makes me wonder if Danny's been boxing with Teal'C to get 
               that body he has!)
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Do you still feel no affects from the 
                         armbands, O'Neill?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         No, You know something? I'm starting 
                         to think this things a crock! (They 
                         are sparing, hitting each other's gloves) 
                         Come on, Teal'C! Bring it! You're going 
                         easy.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Out of breath) I am attempting to make 
                         physical contact with you, O'Neill. 
                         You are boxing with great proficiency 
                         today! (You can see fatigue setting 
                         in)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Not even breathing hard) I feel a little 
                         stiff.
 
               
               Yummy shot of Teal'C trying to give Jack a few right hooks, Jack 
               is ducking @ great speed. All you see is his red helmet. You 
               hear a whooshing sound. Teal'C stops with a stunned look on his 
               face. Jack stops, and look at Teal'C. He punches Teal'C at lightning 
               speed. Teal'C grunts, and falls down. TKO! TKO! TKO! (Technical 
               Knock Out!) Teal'C is passed out on the floor!  Don't see 
               that every day!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Confused) Teal'C?

               
               Later in infirmary.

               
                                     JANET
                         (To Teal'C) So, you're feeling any better?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will be fine, DR. Frasier.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Eating something) Teal'c, I'm really 
                         sorry.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Stoic look @ Jack) You are not!

               
                                     JACK
                         He's right about that.

               
                                     TS
                         (To Jack handing him a ball) Please 
                         squeeze this.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What is it?

               
                                     TS
                         It will measure your strength. (He squeezes 
                         it) Your strength is 5 times that of 
                         a normal human.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So, no increase then, huh? (Janet looks 
                         @ him and grins, rolling her eyes)
 
                         
               
                                     TS
                         Physiology remains otherwise normal.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I-uh-I feel good. (Throws paper in cup 
                         across the room.) Three!
 
               
                                     JANET
                         And - uh - you seemed to have developed 
                         a bit of a sweet tooth. (Jack takes 
                         a bite of the cookie.)
 
               
                                     TS
                         Your metabolism is increasing to match 
                         the energy your body now requires.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         You were - uh - gonna show me how to 
                         read this.
 
               
                                     TS
                         I will. First, it is time to increase 
                         the number of subjects in the experiment.
 
                         
               
               Next shot goes to Danny with his shirt up , and Janet putting 
               the biosensor on his chest. She sure is lingering there. TS is 
               putting the armband on Sam. Jack is sitting behind Sam, chowing 
               down on the cookies, and looking at Sam. It's something crunchy 
               he's eating, because you can hear a crunch when he takes a bite.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't really feel any different.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Just wait.

               
               Danny's looking @ a book thru a magnifying glass. Jack walks 
               in.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Still eating!!!! ) Hey!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Heeyy.

               
                                     JACK
                         Notice anything yet?

               
                                     DANNY
                         You're eating a lot. (Said sarcastically)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Hmn. (Picks up very BIG book) Give it 
                         time. (Starts turning pages slowly, 
                         then increasing faster. His head and 
                         eyes are moving. Danny's freaking out. 
                         He closes the book)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Did you just read that?

               
                                     JACK
                         I guess --- Don't suppose there's another 
                         book around that explains this book?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         What, what, what, what reason did Hobbs 
                         give for the fall of the civilization?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Failing agricultural infulstructure.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack, That's unbelievable.

               
                                     JACK 
                         Hey, it's HIS theory.

               
               Jack's opening another packet of cookies. Danny's trying to speed 
               read to no avail!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Want me to read to you? (Jack offers 
                         Danny his cookie)
 
               
               Janet walks into Sam's darkened lab.

               
                                     JANET
                         Sam?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah?

               
                                     JANET
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Looking thru a microscope --- IN THE 
                         DARK!!!!) I'm just running a few tests 
                         on the material the armbands are made 
                         of.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Ah--- It's a --- little dark, don't 
                         ya think?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Is it? (Janet turns on the lights. Sam 
                         looks up.) OW! That's bright.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Yeah, the lights were out. (Turns light 
                         on desk on)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Man, I didn't even realize.

               
               A light is shining in Sam's eyes.

               
                                     JANET
                         Well, it looks normal to me.

               
                                     SAM
                         I can see in the dark as well as if 
                         the light was on.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         (Checking her ear temp.) You're running 
                         a slight temperature.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Anise is monitoring our vitals.

               
                                     JANET
                         Yes, I know.

               
                                     SAM
                         You don't trust her biosensors?

               
                                     JANET
                         No, I trust her technology is very advanced 
                         and accurate.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So, you don't trust her?

               
                                     JANET
                         I'd like to run a full blood screen.
 
                         
               
               Jack is running on the treadmill. He is going VERY fast! Anise 
               is at a monitor. It has 103 Miles per hour on it. You see the 
               number decrease as he stops.
 
               
                                     TS
                         Very good.

               
                                     JACK
                         I'm not even sweating. In fact, I think 
                         that thing is slowing me down.
 
               
                                     TS
                         Squeeze this. (She hands him the strength 
                         ball.) (He squeezes it, and crushes 
                         it!) (She kinda freaks out.)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Sorry.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Looking mighty yummy in the black t-shirt 
                         and no glasses!) I mean it's the most 
                         unbelievable , incredible thing I've 
                         ever experienced. I mean, I've cross 
                         referenced the symbols on the armbands 
                         against every written language on earth 
                         in an hour!
 
               
                                     TS
                         What did you find?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh --- nothing. But, the point is, I 
                         can read really fast.
 
               
                                     TS
                         Here are my notes on the Atinicks. I 
                         thought you might be interested.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         You write in a notebook?

               
                                     TS
                         My host, Freya, enjoys the tactile sensation 
                         of handwriting.
 
               
               Danny speed reads in the way Jack did earlier. TS just watches 
               him with a cocked head.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         The inscription says " with great power 
                         comes great responsibility."
 
               
                                     TS
                         " And the ability to effect great consequence."
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         You haven't speculated in here why the 
                         atinicks became extinct.
 
               
                                     TS
                         No, my primary concern up until now 
                         was finding the armbands., and then 
                         determining how they worked.
 
               
               The light on the armband turned from blue to green while beeping.
 
               
               
                                     DANNY
                         What does that mean?

               
                                     TS
                         I believe all the armbands have reached 
                         their maximum potential.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Anise? Can I see you for a moment? They 
                         all have significally raised body temperatures.
 
                         
               
                                     TS
                         They are in no danger.

               
                                     JANET
                         I disagree. Their symptoms are indicative 
                         of the presence of a virus.
 
               
                                     TS
                         You are Correct. My bio-data indicates 
                         the armbands released a virus into their 
                         systems.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Doesn't that concern you?

               
                                     TS
                         It must be how the technology accesses 
                         the human physiology. It took a different 
                         amount of time for each individual because 
                         of each subject's unique reaction to 
                         the virus.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         That's all speculation. Major Carter's 
                         blood work showed a dangerous amount 
                         of adrenalin in her system.
 
               
                                     TS
                         (Angrily?) I object to the interference 
                         in my experiment!
 
               
                                     JANET
                         I object to being kept in the dark of 
                         the condition of people who's health 
                         I am responsible for! (You go, Doc! 
                         )
 
               
                                     TS
                         Are you suggesting I would risk their 
                         health?
 
               
                                     GH
                         Doctor, we're seeing some really interesting 
                         results. Are you saying that we should 
                         discontinue the experiments?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Until we know more about the physical 
                         affects of this virus, yes. I say we 
                         remove the armbands, and we run more 
                         tests to make sure that these changes 
                         aren't permanent or damaging.
 
               
                                     TS
                         General ---

               
                                     GH
                         No, I'm sorry! There's one thing I've 
                         learned in my time here. There's nothing 
                         wrong with a little prudence when dealing 
                         with Alien Devices. (Walks in room where 
                         SG-1 minus Teal'C are) Based on DR. 
                         Frasier's recommendations, I have decided 
                         to stop the experiment temporarily.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         What?

               
                                     JACK & DANNY
                         Why?

               
                                     GH
                         We'd like to get a better read on exactly 
                         what these things are really doing to 
                         you.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         General ---

               
                                     JACK
                         I'd rather not do that, Sir.

               
                                     JANET
                         I think the armband may be having a 
                         narcotic like effect. Wearing them may 
                         be come addictive. It's just one of 
                         the things I'd like to rule out.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Please. Take the armbands off.

               
                                     SAM
                         But ---

               
                                     GH
                         Are you refusing to comply with a direct 
                         order?
 
               
               All three struggle to get the armbands off.

               
                                     JACK
                         Uh --- Little problem here, Sir. Having 
                         a hard time complying.
 
               
               GH & Janet look @ each other, then @ TS. SG-1 look @ GH with 
               surprised looks on their faces.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         ( To GH, I'd say sarcastically while 
                         looking @ TS) We've tried everything 
                         short of surgically removing their arms.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         We'll hold that option in reserve.
 
                         
               
                                     TS
                         You must admit, the positive effect 
                         is astonishing.
 
               
                                     GH
                         As long as there's no downside.

               
                                     TS
                         (Closes eyes Goa'Uld voice) There is 
                         no evidence of any downside.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Yet.

               
                                     GH
                         Find a way to get those armbands off 
                         my people.
 
               
               Teal'C walks in the weight room. Jack is lifting weights.

               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'C --- How much I have on here?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It appears to be approximately 600 pounds, 
                         O'Neill. (Jack is lifting the weights 
                         like it's a 20 pound weight on it.)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Stops lifting, and looks at the weights) 
                         Really?! Not bad!
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Are you not concerned because the armband 
                         can not be removed?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Nope! This thing's great!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We will not resume our duties as SG-1 
                         as long as this experiment continues.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah, well, I'm gonna have a little 
                         chat with Hammond about that. (Goes 
                         to a punching bag) I mean, we should 
                         be using these things. (Punches thru 
                         the bag)
 
               
               Someone's typing very fast. The computer needs time to catch 
               up. They eat something. It's Sam. She's waiting patiently while 
               the computer runs what she typed. Janet walks in.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Hey!

               
                                     SAM
                         Hey!

               
                                     JANET
                         What are you working on?

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm writing a book on wormhole physics, 
                         but this damn computer isn't fast enough. 
                         When the buffer's full, I have to wait 
                         for it to catch up.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         You know, we REALLY could use your help.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         You just don't get it, Janet. I don't 
                         WANT to take it off.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         OK. I realize they're making you FEEL 
                         really good ---
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Laughs) Look! I have written a 1000 
                         page book in under 2 hours! I man, this 
                         is something I've been dying to do, 
                         but haven't had the time!
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Sam ---

               
                                     SAM
                         JANET! ---

               
                                     GH
                         Absolutely not!

               
                                     JACK
                         Come on, General! Why'd we put these 
                         things on in the first place?!
 
               
                                     GH
                         We're still not sure of the long-term 
                         effects.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We shouldn't be sitting around wasting 
                         this stuff, we should be out kicking 
                         so Goa'Uld BUTT! I mean , look at this! 
                         (He kicks the wall --- OK! He kicks 
                         a HOLE in the wall!) (Both Jack and 
                         GH have a stunned look on their faces.) 
                         Sorry about that, Sir!
 
               
                                     GH
                         Colonel, I'm concerned that you're not 
                         in control of your new abilities.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, you may be right about that. But 
                         It's just so damn exciting, Sir!
 
               
                                     GH
                         I'm sure it is!

               
                                     JACK
                         And, even if we're not in total control, 
                         shouldn't we be out there doing the 
                         damage instead of in you office?
 
               
                                     GH
                         I'm concerned for your well being, Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         and, I appreciate it. And you're the 
                         boss, what ever you say goes, but you 
                         need to know that we're HERE for you! 
                         READY to go! Just --- just say the word. 
                         (Man! Is he wired, or what?!)
 
               
                                     GH
                         Thank you.

               
                                     JACK
                         Seriously. Say it! Say the word.

               
                                     GH
                         Dismissed.

               
                                     JACK 
                         We can be ready in 3 seconds --- 2 ---
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Colonel ---

               
                                     JACK
                         Hey! We're ready!

               
                                     GH
                         (Standing) Just --- Get the HELL out 
                         of my office!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               He walks out of GH's office, and meets up with Siler.

               
                                     JACK
                         Hey, Siler. (Patting him on the back) 
                         (Siler screams, and falls back onto 
                         the stairwell below. Sounds of crashing 
                         is heard)  Oh, Crap! (Looks 
                         @ GH, shakes his head, and runs down 
                         the steps to help the fallen man)
 
                         
               
               Siler is laid out on his back upside down on the stairs , groaning 
               in pain as an airman and 2 doctors help him.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Sam is typing) This is ridiculous. 
                         It was an accident! (He's playing with 
                         some flags)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Reading a book) Siler has a broken 
                         arm and a concussion.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         He'll pull thru. I sent flowers.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Looking OH, So yummy in a black tee 
                         shirt & NO glasses!) You have to admit, 
                         it's a little scary. I mean I feel like 
                         I could --- do anything!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         All I know is I'm gonna starve to death. 
                         I don't know about you guys, but I am 
                         having so SERIOUS protein cravings.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Steak.

               
                                     DANNY
                         I could go for that!

               
                                     JACK
                         Big, red, juicy meat.

               
                                     SAM
                         O'Malley's in town.

               
                                     JACK
                         Let's go!

               
               Scene goes to the hall. You hear a whooshing sound, and see the 
               trio moving at lightning speed. They pass by 2 airmen, making 
               a wind. Then appear at the elevator. On the 25th floor BTW!
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Let's eat!

               
               O'Malley's Bar & Grill looks like a pretty fancy place.

               
                                     JACK
                         How high do you think that fence was?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         20? 25 feet?

               
                                     SAM
                         MMN - I'd say about 30.

               
                                     WAITRESS
                         What can I get ya?

               
                                     JACK
                         Um --- 3 of the biggest steaks you've 
                         got with everything, rare, baked potato.
 
                         
               
                                     WAITRESS
                         (Smiles) You got it! (Starts to leave)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Uh --- excuse me! THAT was for me. (She 
                         smiles)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah, I'm gonna have 3 as well.

               
                                     JACK
                         4?

               
                                     DANNY
                         4, 4 is good, yeah!

               
                                     SAM
                         Me, too. And French fries with mine. 
                         Oh, and a diet soda. (The men give her 
                         raised eyebrows) I like the taste better! 
                         So, has it occurred to anyone that we're 
                         defying a direct order?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Jack and Danny look at each other) 
                         Well, it's not like we haven't defied 
                         orders before!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         That was to save earth.

               
                                     JACK
                         Earth, steaks? There's a difference?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         We'll be back before anyone knows we're 
                         gone.
 
               
               Sam shoots an 8 ball into the corner pocket. She takes money 
               from the table.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         How the hell did you do that?

               
                                     SAM
                         Wanna go double or nothin'?

               
                                     MAN
                         I think I'll cut my loses.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Smart move. (Gets up to walk away)
 
                         
               
                                     MAN
                         What are YOU laughing at you GEEK!? 
                         (Danny stops and looks at Jack.)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Raises eyebrows looking from man to 
                         Danny) Geek?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Stops, and turns) Excuse me?

               
                                     JACK
                         (Quietly) Let it go.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Looks at Jack, then man) No, not this 
                         time.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Yeah? What are you gonna do?

               
               Sam looks at man with a grin on her face. Jack sighs, and looks 
               at two VERY BIG men standing next to him. They're about the size 
               of Teal'C, and I'm not exaggerating! Some big men get next to 
               Danny as well.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Well --- This is a cliché. (Sam just 
                         smiles, Danny raises his eyebrows at 
                         her.) (Jack raises his eyebrows at Danny.) 
                         O-Kay! (He grabs one of the big men, 
                         and throws him across the room at lightning 
                         speed. Shot goes to the sign outside 
                         the restaurant, and sounds of brawling 
                         is heard.) (Lot of crashing dishes, 
                         and grunts!)
 
               
                                     GH
                         (Into phone) Right. OK! (Hangs up phone) 
                         I thought the devices were supposed 
                         to enhance them physically, not make 
                         them stupid!
 
               
                                     JANET
                         You'll have to ask Anise about that, 
                         Sir. I can tell you that their erratic 
                         behavior can be explained by their increase 
                         in certain hormone levels. You can almost 
                         describe it as sort of an intoxication.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         My concern is how do we contain them 
                         if they're that strong, and that fast?
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         The concern is greater than that, Sir. 
                         Blood tests show early indication of 
                         multiple organ failure. The human body 
                         wasn't made to be put thru this!
 
               
                                     GH
                         Are you saying they'll die if we don't 
                         get these things off them.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         I believe the key is the virus. There's 
                         no magic pill that'll combat a virus, 
                         but there are a few treatment options.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         But that's no guarantee?

               
                                     JANET
                         No, Sir.

               
               Superman (Jack), Wonder Woman (Sam) and Mighty Mouse (Danny) 
               walk down the steps being escorted by a couple of SF's.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Thank you, Doctor. Can you explain to 
                         me why several witnesses put you people 
                         at a restaurant in town last night?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK & DANNY
                         Sir, I can ---

               
                                     DANNY
                         Explain that. (Sam kept silent! I see 
                         she's the smartest one of the group! 
                         ) (A few seconds later, after thinking) 
                         No, I can't!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         We were very --- hungry --- Sir.

               
                                     GH
                         The reports says there was a brawl.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         More of a --- scuffle, Sir.

               
                                     GH
                         You're lucky you didn't KILL any of 
                         those men!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Na --- we were very careful about that, 
                         General!
 
               
                                     GH
                         What am I supposed to do with you people?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         General, I can't tell you how sorry 
                         we are. But --- Carter wanted a steak 
                         ---
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Actually it was YOUR idea ---

               
                                     JACK
                         My point is ---

               
                                     SAM
                         --- Sir! (Said VERY Sarcastically!)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         --- The fact that we were defying orders 
                         didn't occur to us until we were --- 
                         defying.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         It's like the armbands are having an 
                         affect on our ability to make rational 
                         choices.
 
               
               TS (Walking up) General Hammond, I received a message from the 
               Tok'Ra High Council.
 
               
                                     GH
                         What?

               
                                     TS
                         I reported the progress of the experiment, 
                         and have made a suggestion.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Regarding?

               
                                     TS
                         The High Council would like to forward 
                         the idea of putting SG-1's new skills 
                         into practice.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! --- (Quietly) Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         What are they suggesting.

               
                                     TS
                         We have just received new information 
                         regarding a new class of battle ship 
                         that Apophis (YAY!) is building.
 
               
                                     GH
                         JUST received?

               
                                     TS
                         Our internal attempt at sabotage has 
                         already failed. How ever based on our 
                         intelligence (GH is beginning to see 
                         the light! He nods his head and grins) 
                         A special covert team could ---
 
               
                                     GH
                         You've known all along!

               
                                     TS
                         Excuse me?

               
                                     GH
                         This was the point wasn't it?

               
                                     TS
                         (As the host) General, I assure you 
                         ---
 
               
                                     GH
                         I assure YOU! I have been at this a 
                         long time, and I know DAMN WELL when 
                         I'm being manipulated!
 
               
                                     TS
                         (Still the host) I realize how this 
                         must look. However, in the interest 
                         of the Tok'Ra-Earth alliance ---
 
               
                                     GH
                         Don't give me that load of bunk! I don't 
                         think the Tok'Ra have my people's best 
                         interest in mind.
 
               
                                     TS
                         General, if you believe anything, believe 
                         this. If Apophasis is allowed to complete 
                         this battle ship, (Shot goes to Jack 
                         and Sam listening closely) it will assure 
                         his dominance over the Gaul, Your planet, 
                         and the rest of this galaxy! (The snake 
                         is back!) I am sure the High Council 
                         will be disappointed. (Shot goes back 
                         to Sam and Jack, the wheels are turning' 
                         in that man's head!) I have downloaded 
                         (His eyebrows rise, Sam cocks her head.) 
                         everything we know about the ship's 
                         construction into your base computer. 
                         I hope you will review it, and change 
                         your mind ---
 
               
                                     JACK
                         General, if I may ---

               
                                     GH
                         No, you may not. (Jack smiles) Take 
                         them back to the lockup. For what it's 
                         worth, I'm ORDERING you to cooperate. 
                         (Jack smiles at GH, then looks at Sam, 
                         smiles, she smiles back.) (The super 
                         trio leave, and GH just looks at TS. 
                         I WOULD NOT WANT TO RECEIVE A LOOK LIKE 
                         THAT FROM THAT MAN!)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (To SF's) Dismissed. (Sam goes straight 
                         to the computer) Let's have a look.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         So, you think we have a problem here?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         This new vessel has several advancements 
                         over the Goa'Uld mother ships we have 
                         previously engaged in battle. We MUST 
                         stop it's completion.
 
               
                                     GH
                         I can't send the rest of SG-1 on such 
                         a dangerous mission knowing their judgment 
                         is impaired.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Closing the laptop) I will go alone, 
                         then.
 
               
                                     GH
                         According to Tok'Ra intelligence, the 
                         gate on that planet is HEAVILY guarded. 
                         I doubt very much even YOU could make 
                         it thru.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We MUST not allow Apophis to complete 
                         this vessel.
 
               
                                     GH
                         Let's say I agree. Prove to me it isn't 
                         a suicide mission. (Teal'C stands, and 
                         nods his head)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The gate will be heavily guarded, but 
                         we SHOULD be able to handle it. Wormhole 
                         physics dictate that you exit at the 
                         same velocity that you enter.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         So, they'll never know what hit them.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Exactly. The facility, however, will 
                         be more of a challenge.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Can't we just zip in, plant C-4, zip 
                         out?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Won't do it, Sir. The power core of 
                         the ship is completely sealed in trinium. 
                         That's what we have to take out. Hang 
                         on, the POWER core is directly linked 
                         to some sort of liquid cooling system 
                         that's based in the facility. These 
                         pipes, here, lead into it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So, we zip in, blow the pipes, and zip 
                         out?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The core will over heat and explode. 
                         The only problem is, there are force 
                         shields protecting this restricted area.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         So?---

               
                                     SAM
                         So --- (Jack looks at her, she smiles) 
                         I see your point. (She looks at Jack 
                         who has a confused look on his face) 
                         Goa'uld force shields operate on a frequency 
                         oscillation principle. If we were moving 
                         fast enough --- theoretically, we'd 
                         be able to see the oscillation principle, 
                         and run right thru.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         We'll need snacks.

               
               Scene goes to the gate room with the idle gate. A tech is typing 
               something. Sam whishes behind him, pinching his shoulder, knocking 
               him out, and taking his computer. Jack and Danny both do the 
               same thing to 2 techs in the back, while Sam's dialing the gate. 
               Her hands are moving very quickly. She closes the blast doors 
               right in front of an SF. Closes more doors, and the observation 
               window in the gate room.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Let's go.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill! (As the event horizon forms)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Not this time, Teal'C. (The super trio 
                         run thru the gate at lightning speed)
 
                         
               
                                     TECH
                         The gate's open, Sir.

               
                                     GH
                         Shut it down! Get the blast doors open!
 
                         
               
                                     TECH
                         I can't Sir! I'm locked out of the system.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         (Over intercom) Medical team to control 
                         room.
 
               
                                     JAFFA
                         (On other side of gate) Onak! Cree! 
                         (The super trio come in, and knock everyone 
                         down, then meet by a tree, look at each 
                         other, then run off.) (You see black 
                         running thru the woods) (Sounds of grunts, 
                         and screams) (The three have knocked 
                         down more Jaffa, and are walking into 
                         the ship)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Seeing 2 men carrying naquata) Takes 
                         2 guys to carry that?!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Weapons grade naquada is extremely dense. 
                         Sir, do realize how many Naquada reactors 
                         a single bar like that could power?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         No.

               
                                     SAM
                         A lot!

               
                                     DANNY
                         I'll get it. Meet ya back here. (He 
                         zips off)
 
               
               Sam and Jack come zipping up a long corridor. Sam takes off her 
               hat, and bends down passing her hands thru her hair.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Whoa, Sir. Is it hot?

               
                                     JACK
                         Little bit. You all right?

               
                                     SAM
                         Yeah. I'm fine. (Beginning to walk) 
                         The force shield should be --- somewhere 
                         around here.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Heads up! (He and Sam run thru the shield) 
                         (Looks up) Whoa! (The ship goes up several 
                         stories) 5 minutes.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Right. After the cooling system goes 
                         down, it should take about 10 minutes 
                         for the power core to go critical. That 
                         leaves us 15 minutes total to get back 
                         to the gate.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Whatever. (Zips off, Sam follows)

               
               Danny's running with the naquata on his back, seemingly weighed 
               down, he's struggling to keep his breath.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Did ya get the naquata?

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Sighs) Oh, (Out of breath) It's --- 
                         uh --- it's in the pack.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Good, let's go! (Pats his back) (Jack 
                         and Sam run)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (EXTREMLY out of breath! Almost wheezing!) 
                         Actually, this --- is --- is getting 
                         kinda --- heavy --- (Jack and Sam whiz 
                         by, a thump is hear. The two come back) 
                         (Danny's laying on the ground)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel?

               
                                     SAM
                         What's going on?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I can't move. (His armband comes off) 
                         (He appears to pass out)
 
               
                                     GH
                         The arm bands are gonna come off on 
                         their own?
 
               
                                     TS
                         The last bits of data from their biosensors 
                         before they stepped thru the gate indicate 
                         traces of an antibody.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         To the virus that allowed the devices 
                         to enhance their speed and strength.
 
                         
               
                                     TS
                         I'm afraid we solved the mystery of 
                         the antiknock's extinction.
 
               
                                     GH
                         How so?

               
                                     JANET
                         The armbands only work for a limited 
                         time, Sir.
 
               
                                     TS
                         As the immunity spread across the atinick 
                         warriors, the armbands proved useless. 
                         I guess they never solved the problem.
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         Which means SG-1 are out on a planet 
                         filled with heavily armed Jaffa with 
                         an advantage that could disappear at 
                         any time?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Yes, Sir.

               
                                     TS
                         (Host) General, for what it's worth, 
                         Anise and I are sorry. We were not aware 
                         of the mission prior to our arrival 
                         here. (The snake is back!) I do hope 
                         SG-1 returns safely. (Janet gives her 
                         a pair of eyes!)
 
               
                                     JAFFA
                         Halt! Cree!

               
                                     JACK
                         (He and Sam are kneeling over Danny) 
                         (Stands up) All right! You got us! Don't 
                         Cree! (The Jaffa goes to shot them, 
                         and gets a ZAT hit.) (The other Jaffa 
                         shoots them, and they move out the way 
                         of the blast just in time.) (That Jaffa 
                         gets a ZAT hit for his efforts. )
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It seems my assistance was required 
                         after all!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, thank you!

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Waking up) What happened?

               
                                     SAM
                         You passed out. Your arm band came off. 
                         (Teal'C puts Danny arm around his shoulder)
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Seeing and hearing Jaffa coming) All 
                         right, talk later! We gotta move! Teal'C, 
                         get Daniel out of here, back thru the 
                         gate. Carter, you're with me! (As you 
                         see Teal'C and Danny leaving, you hear 
                         grunts from the Jaffa) (Sirens are going 
                         off, C-4 explosive is shown with 2 minutes 
                         43 seconds left.) (Sam and Jack go thru 
                         2 force shields. At the 3rd one, Sam 
                         gets stopped by the shield.) (Jack sees 
                         her lying on the other side of the shield) 
                         Carter? (The armband comes off of her.) 
                         (She looks at it surprised, then passes 
                         out.) (Slow motion of Jack running to 
                         the shield, yet getting hit by it remaining 
                         on the safe side of it, while she's 
                         trapped on the unsafe side.) AAWW! (He 
                         falls to the ground, the armband come 
                         off of him, and he passes out.)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Walking out side the ship with Teal'C) 
                         Where are they?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         They should have been right behind us. 
                         Continue on, DanielJackson. (He runs 
                         back, and is hit by a force shield.)
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (Waking up, and see Jack passed out.) 
                         Sir --- (Picks up armband, and throws 
                         it down) COLONEL!!??!?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Whoa! (Walking up, and looking at her, 
                         then his armband next to him, then back 
                         to her.) We should've brought more snacks!
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't think that would've helped.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         1:56. (Sam looks at the force shield. 
                         Jack bangs on it)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, you've gotta get out of here!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         So do you.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am not leaving, DanielJackson.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, I'm not --- suggesting we should. 
                         There is no way in there to help them.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         No.

               
               Jack is banging on the control panel. Sam's just looking at him.
 
               
               
                                     DANNY
                         10 minutes after that C-4 goes, this 
                         whole mountain is gonna explode.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am aware of that.

               
                                     DANNY
                         So, the fact that we're staying is based 
                         on a completely informed decision?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is.

               
                                     DANNY
                         'Kay, just makin' sure.

               
                                     SAM
                         (As Jack is trying to pull out panel) 
                         Sir --- Sir, there's no time!
 
               
               Jaffa footsteps are heard. Sam looks back at Jack. C-4 explosive 
               says 8 seconds. Sirens are blaring.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Here goes.

               
               The Jaffa position them selves. The bomb goes off, knocking Sam 
               and Jack down. Jaffa fall as well. The shield is lifted.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Did you see that?!

               
               JACK Let's go! Carter forget that! Leave it!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The shield is down. (Runs inside, and 
                         is met by Sam and Jack.)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Come on, let's go! Move, move, move! 
                         I thought I told you guys to get back 
                         to that gate!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah, Teal'C wouldn't leave.

               
                                     SAM
                         (They're running thru the woods, jaffa 
                         hot on their trail) Less than a minute!
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Jaffa are shooting staff weapons at 
                         them.) Get down! (He turns and ZATs 
                         them.) (He runs ahead of the panting 
                         humans, and dials the gate.) (The ship 
                         blows up as they are running to the 
                         gate.)
 
               
               Klaxons are blaring at base. TS, GH, and a couple SF's are walking 
               into the gate room. SG-1 are throw thru the gate.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Just remember, I retired! YOU wanted 
                         me back!
 
               
                                     GH
                         Colonel, are you all OK?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Think so.

               
                                     SAM
                         Will be!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am very well, General Hammond!

               
                                     GH
                         What happened?

               
                                     JACK
                         The damn armbands fell off is what happened!
 
                         
               
                                     TS
                         (Snake mode) I am sorry!

               
                                     GH
                         Were you successful in destroying the 
                         ship?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Indeed we were, General Hammond.

               
                                     GH
                         Good! Report to the infirmary.

               
                                     JACK
                         Uh, General, Sir, about the obviously 
                         impending court-marshals, I'd like ---
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         You were all under the influence of 
                         Alien technology, Colonel. I'd say that 
                         a pretty solid defense.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Even so, I --- I'm sorry.

               
                                     SAM
                         Me too!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Me, three.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have no need to apologize.

               
                                     GH
                         Teal'C was actually following orders.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Of course he was!

               
                                     TS
                         You left the armbands behind.

               
                                     SAM
                         We had other things on our minds.

               
                                     TS
                         Understandable. Colonel? (Host) Anise 
                         and I both hope we can work together 
                         in the future.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         BOTH of you? Can't wait for that!

               
               As the show is ending, TS is looking around the gate room.

               
               THE END

               

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Writers :   David Rich
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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