"WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY"
Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
We begin on a planet with a yellow sky. The team is setting up
equipment. Jack looks up at the sun thru an extra sunglasses
lens. It is an uneven looking ball of gas. It kinda looks like
the solar flare in 1969, but it's all over, not just in one place.
Is it suppossed to be doing that?
It's a coronal mass emmision. Like a
But it's safe, right?
That's what this equipment is designed
to find out. Apart from disrupting the
planet's magnetic field, it might cause
a significant increase in surface radiation.
But it's Safe, right?
(Nodding her head) As long as we don't
stay here too long, yes, Sir.
Anyone explain that to Daniel?
Scene goes to Alien guy at desk, and Danny has a piece of paper
over the artifact, and is tracing the glyphs onto the paper with
a pencil or crayon.
*Sounds of thunder and wind.*
I've encountered this script before.
It's simular in pronounciation to a
language on our planet called latin.
Now, as near as I can tell the main
body of the text represents some kind
of planetary history.
What I don't understand is the signifigance
of this ... some kind of control mecognism.
It's obviously in working order compared
with the rest of the ruins. I wonder
if that's significant.
AG grabs some kind of weapon and turns it on.
The storm is approaching, Doctor Jackson.
The radiation may be dangerous for you
and your team.
OH! Yes, Um ... Major Carter will let
us know when we have to leave. Now,
this line recurs several times ... 'Dommo
waitus, westol motibilium'.
Concurer of time?
In this context it seems more like Master
of the uncertain past.
You're a skilled lenguist, Doctor Jackson.
OH! Thank you! Actually, I heard the
language spoken aloud a year or so ago.
AG plays with the device making it beep.
The geomagnetic desturbance is reaching
its peak. I have to act now.
Danny looks away, and then back to AG. AG has the weapon pointed
I don't understand.
AG shoots a lighted laser at Danny. Danny falls to the ground.
AG draggs an uncontious Danny to the rocks, and starts pressing
on the panel.
All set up, Sir.
Good. Let's hit it! *into 2 way radio*
Daniel! Let's go home. *no responce*
Daniel?! (The three walk over to the
AG and the desk/contol panel)
Sound of electricity crackling is heard.
Yeah, I hear it.
You see the electricity crackling and crawling up the poles.
It shoots out to the stargate, making the chevrons lock. The
wormhole opens, nearly hitting Sam , Jack, and Teal'C who were
standing in front of it. The three duck just in time.
In the gateroom ...
The irised gate has electricity on it.
GENERAL HAMMOND (GH FNO) What is that?!?!?!
I have no idea , Sir.
Are you doing this?
What the hell are you doing?
Jack and Teal'C are struggling with AG while Sam is helping Daniel.
Jack, Teal'C and AG are hit with what appears to be lightning.
COLONEL!!!!!??!?! (I wonder who she
OK! For future refference, anytime you see *BL,* that means bright
light, which is what the time loop looks like, OK?
*BL* (See? The first time loop has occured!)
Shot goes to a close up of a spoon of Froot Loops. (FL from now
...Anyway, I'm sorry. But that just
happens to be the way I feel about it
... What do you think?
Jack looks up from his FL with a confused look.
What do you think?
Jack looks from Danny to Sam and back again several times.
Colonel? Is something wrong?
Jack looks down at his FL rather confused.
OPENING CREDITS ...
Weren't we just somewhere else?
Sam & Danny looks at each other.
Jack looks at his companions, then at the room, then at his spoon
of FL and drops it.
Everything just changed....
Sir, we have been sitting in the commensary
for the last half hour.
Although it is understandable how you
could have gotten the two places confused.
We're gonna be late for the briefing.
Are you OK, or are you just avoiding
answering my question?
I'm fine. *A few second later* What
The sun from the planet is up on projector in the briefing.
Two weeks ago, SG-15 took these images
of solar activities on P4X-639. Anylisis
of the data indicates a steady increase
in intencity. Now, if I'm right, the
explosions are just a percurser from
an even greater violent ejectory.
Shot to Jack with Teal'C behind him. They both look confused.
MajorCarter. Have we not previously
been briefed concerning this matter?
I was just gonna say that.
You wanna go to the planet set up some
kind of remote obseratory.
We just did that.
No we didn't.
I believe we did, DanielJackson.
No, Teal'C. That's what this briefing
I distinctly remember sitting here listening
to Carter prattle on about solar activity
and a ... corona ... something.
Coronal Mass emmision. I was just about
to bring it up.
There you go. How would I know that?
Mabe you read my report?
(Adoringly skeptical) *Sarcastically*
Maybe he READ your report? (Raises eye
brow and smiles)
I'm telling you guys, we've done this
I am in agreement with O'Neill. I am
experiencing a great deal of familiarity
with these event.
Sam looks confused. Alarm goes off.
(OVER PA) TECH
Unscheduled off world activation. (In
Control Room) We have an unschdules
incoming traveler, Sir.
They're not due back for days.
Recieving GDO transmission. It's SG-12.
Everyone looks at Jack who raises his eyebrow.
Open the iris.
One of them will be injured.
SG-12 walks thru the gate. One of them is in fact being helped
by another. General Hammond looks @ Jack & Teal'C . Jack raises
his eyebrow again.
GH & Sam are walking down the hallway.
What do you make of all this, Major?
Well, Sir. I'm not sure.
SG-12's early return was the result
of an accident. One of the team fell
and broke his ankle. How could Teal'C
& Colonel O'Neill have known that was
going to happen?
Both of them claim to have momories
of SG-1's mission to P4X-639.
A mission that isn't scheduled to start
for another six hours.
Next shot is Janet shining a light ...
In Jack's eyes.
OK. So, Sam was setting up instruments
and ... Where was I?
You were by the alter deal with the
Right. Yo ... You're gonna have to be
a little bit more spacific.
Malikai. (Here Teal'C gives the nurse
the cutest look when she shoves the
thermometer in his mouth!)
That 's the alien archiologist SG-15
met on the first survey. I was looking
forward to meeting him.
You did! ... You got along swell. Anyway,
at some point, a beam shot out from
the alter and hit the stargate.
(Taking out thermometer & looking at
it!LOL!) There was a blinding flash
And then I was back in the commensary
eating my froot loops.
Sam & GH walk in.
Well, Sir. I can't find anything wrong
with either one of them. We'll have
to wait for the lab results to be sure,
but they both appear to be in perfect
Except for the facts they're remembering
events that haven't even happened yet.
But why Jack & Teal'C, and not us?
I'm not taking any chances. Until we
figure out what's going on, I'm postponing
your mission to P4X-639.
Next scene, Jack's walking down hall.
Jack! Wait up! Um ... I was thinking
about what you said about a beam coming
out of the alter. Uh ... SG-15 took
digital images of the carvings in the
ruins. I was thinking there is a clue
in here as to what's going on, but it's
the equivilent of about 400 pages of
alien text. But uh ... if you can give
me more details about the ... ruins
... it might be easier to ...
BANG! A newly recovered Siler runs into into Danny knocking him
down! LOL! Siler recovered fast, don't ya think?!?!
Gee, sorry, Doctor Jackson.
Siler and an Airman (Peter DeLuise) help Danny to his feet.
Shoulda seen that commin'.
Jack's in the comesary drinking a cup of coffee. Sam walks up
to him and smiles her killowatt smile.
Don't ya know what I'm gonna say?
Actually, by this time, we were on the
planet. It's all different now.
OH! Well, I was thinking about what
you said about a beam hitting the stargate.
(Looking up from his coffee) What about
After the flash, You found yourself
back here, (Jack's sticking his finger
in the coffee and taking something out.)
and then you were basically reliving
the moments up to the mission. Maybe,
you're not remembering future events.
Maybe you were sent back in time.
For what? Six hours?
It wouldn't be the first time we've
seen something like this. The stargate
did send us back to 1969.
(Smiles) Good year.
(Smiles) So, I was wondering, could
this beam you mentioned be a means to
access the gate's subspace field in
order to create some kind of timing
version of side of subspace? (AQ's personal
note: HUH?!?!?! )
(Stares at her for a few seconds) I
knew you were gonna say that.
(Smiles and blushes?) I guess I'm just
thinking out loud. I'm gonna go run
a few simulations. (She smiles and gets
(Smiling) *Sarcastically* You run ...
simulate. *Drinks coffee* Let me know
how it turns out. Keep me posted. *To
himself* Keep me aprized. *He sighs
& closes his eyes.*
The lab results confirm Dr Frasier's
original assessments. You're both in
perfect health. Any more of these premonitions?
Not for some time.
Can we go back to work now General please?
I have no objection as long as.
The gate starts up. The lightning thing happens to the gate again.
What is that?
I'm not sure, Sir. I've never seen anything
*He and Teal'C are standing behind Tech*
Back to Shot of FL.
Anyway I'm sorry but that just happens
to be how I feel about it. What do you
Jack puts his spoon down shocked, sits back in his chair and
looks at his watch. Sam and Danny stare at him puzzled.
Colonel, is something wrong?
Oh, yeah! Something.
Jack looks at his 2 companions.
Back to briefing.
2 weeks ago, SG-15 ...
We've done this!
We do this every day.
I'm not talking about briefings in general,
Daniel. I'm talking about THIS briefing!
I'm talking about THIS DAY!
Everyone exchanges confused looks.
Colonel O'Neill is correct. Events do
appear to be repeating themselves.
Since we went to P4X-639.
We haven't been to P4X-639.
Yes we have. (Points to Daniel) "No,
we haven't!" That's what you were gonna
Of course, that's what I was gonna say.
OK! Bad example.
Colonel I'm not sure what to make of
all of this.
If we've had this meeting before sir.
Why are TEAL'C and I the only ones who
remember it? I know, that's what you
said last time. (He looks around. )
Well I'll venture a guess that it has
something to do with that planet. (The
others look unconvinced. ) and You'll
all believe me when SG-12 comes thru
that gate in ... 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2
... 1 ... *He points his finger* (Silence)
SG-12 isn't due back for 3 days ...
Unscheduled offworld activation.
Back to medical exam!
You're not gonna find anything.
Why don't we wait for the lab results
before we jump to any conclusions.
The results will be negative.
Jack wait up. (Jack raises his arms
and turns to face Danny). Err. I was
thinking about what you said about a
beam coming from the altar. JACK: (Pointing
to the papers that Danny is carrying.
) Four hundred pages of alien text.
DANIEL : (Shocked) Right, SG15 took
digital images of the carvings on the
ruins. (He hands the papers to Jack
who looks at them )
It should, it's something that you spoke
for a few days. It's a variation of
the writings used by the ancients.
Well if you're looking for help translating
it you're barking up the wrong genius.
(He hands the papers back to Danny).
No I realized that the Asgards returned
you to normal, which is.fortunate I
suppose. But err if you could give me
more details about the layout of the
ruins it might be useful. Sgt Siler
again comes jogging around the corner
and runs straight into Danny knocking
him to the floor. All of the images
Gee sorry Dr Jackson. SILER and another
airman help Daniel to his feet.
Hammond's office ... Jack and Teal'C knock.
Come in. They enter the office. Hammond
is sat at his desk.
Any word from Frasier?
She's still waiting for the lab result.
If we delay any longer it will be too
Too late for what?
To stop this day from happening again!
You realize that this is a little difficult
for me to accept.
Hey! If it was just me, I'd say yeah.
But what about Teal'C? Does this look
like the face of a crazy man? (Teal'C
looks at him with the usual stoic face)
What do you want?
We wanna go back to 639.
They go back to the planet.
A geomagnetic storm is building up,
we shouldn't stay long.
(Points toward the platform) That's
the machine right there. They walk towards
I wonder how it works?
Subspace fields and time inversions.
(Sam looks at Jack suprised) It's what
you said. They see AG and Jack aims
his weapon at him followed by Sam.
Hello. (He raises his arms in the air.
Woah, easy guys!
That's the guy, that's the one who started
I don't understand.
Whatever you did I want you to undo
I did nothing!
Colonel I don't think he knows what
you're talking about.
Perhaps he has no memory O'Neill.
Oh he remembers. He's the one who was
pushing all of those buttons. AG: (
walks towards the pedestal. )Please
I'm an archaeologist. I've been trying
to translate these alien symbols. I.I
told the others that came before you.
Yes, but they didn't point weapons at
me. I can show you my notes. (He reaches
for his bag but Jack yells and moves
towards him. ) I've been making periodic
visits to this planet for some time
now. My research is almost complete.
O'NEILL searches through MALAKI'S bag.
He finds the weapon.
( searches through AG's bag. He finds
the weapon. ) What kind of archiologist
carries a weapon?
(Raised hand) Uh ... I do! (Danny's
BAD example! (finds a holigram of a
beautiful woman.)What's this?
If you must know, it's my wife.
The alter goes crazy. The lightning thing happens.
(to Sam) What'd you do?
I didn't do anything! It engaged on
Turn it off.
It's drawing energy from the ionization
in the atmosphere. There's nothing MAJOR
CARTER can do!
Excuse me? How'd you know her name?
(Looks @ Sam then @ JAck then back again)
You told me.
No, I didn't. Not this time around.
It doesn't matter. You're too late.
How do you shut this thing off?
The energy build up increases.
Even if I knew I wouldn't tell you.
Sir, it's building up some kind of charge.
Daniel, you know how to read this stuff.
Get up here and shut it off.
What? (He walks up to the pedestal and
stares at it. ) Are you kidding me?
I wouldn't even know where to begin,
I mean it would take years to translate.
I don't even have enough. The energy
build up, the Stargate activates and
they are enveloped in a blinding light.
We next see.
(After shot of FL) Anyway I'm sorry
but that just happens to be how I feel
about it. What do you think? (JAck drops
his spoon into the bowl and grabs his
forehead in frustration. Sam looks at
hi shocked. ) It was just a question.
Back to briefing.
All right, here's the deal. We're all
stuck in a time loop of some kind. However
TEAL'C and I seem to be the only one's
who realize it. Now there's this alien
device on six thirty nine. It shoots
a beam at the Stargate which.err subspace
something.(he looks at TEAL'C) What?
HAMMOND, DANIEL and CARTER stare at him.
Accesses the subspace field the Stargate
is capable of generating. It is powered
In the atmosphere, right. Which is caused
by.(he points at TEAL'C) I know this
one.(he thinks about it) Magnets!
The geomagnetic storm.
Of course. Anyway I don't know why none
of you don't remember this. But I do
know for a fact there's no point in
having old doc FRASIER examining us
Next scene ... The examination.
I ask you ... what could possibly be
in my eye to explain this.
Teal'C with the thermometer again. That poor nurse!
Sam and Hammond are talking.
What do you make of all this?
Well sir, when was the last time you
heard Colonel O'Neill use terms like
subspace field and geomagnetic storm?
And he actually used them correctly.for
the most part.
You believe him?
Well I'm considering the possibility
sir. I mean the more I think about it,
if he's right the ramifications are
And the next time loops we'll forget
this conversation even happened.
Daniel's getting ready to leave his office.
You're better off in here.
I was just going look for you.
(Puts the papers on a table) Err.I've
managed to translate a section of the
west wall. (He taps a touch sensitive
computer screen to show the section
of the wall. ) It appears to be some
sort of planetary history.
Daniel, that's very nice, but focus
on the altar.
Malaki initiated the time loop by manipulating
the symbols on the surface. JACK Figure
out the symbols, figure out how to stop
Just because someone can recognize symbols
on a keyboard doesn't mean they can
run a computer. If I can translate the
rest of the text I can put the device
in a proper context and figure out what
it's supposed to do.
O'NEILL (loudly and running out of patience) We know what it
does! It's a time loop machine.
Err.Think about it. Who would build
a device that loops time every ten hours?
Who knows? But that's what it does.
Yes but maybe that's not what it's supposed
to do. I mean for all we know that's
just an accidental by-product of its
true function. (Phone rings)We're on
our way. (he puts the phone down) Sam
has something. BRIEFING ROOM We see
a schematic of a galaxy on the computer
screen and Sam steps forward to begin
talking to Hammond and the rest of SG1.
According to Colonel O'Neill in the
first loop he and Teal'C witnessed a
beam striking the Stargate on P4X 639.
Then the gate became energized somehow.
But now in the second loop at the exact
same moment they witnessed a similar
effect in our own gate room here on
Sounds about right.
Ok so if we really under the influence
of an alien technology then the effect
is clearly being translated to Earth
via the Stargate. In which case the
solution is simple.
She looks at the others to see if they realize.
We dial out.
Exactly, a few minutes before this is
set to begin again we establish an outgoing
wormhole to I don't know.say the Tollan
home world and anyone or anything trying
to dial in from P4X 639 will get a busy
Let's do it. GATE ROOM The gate is dialing
out. Base alarms are going off. CONTROL
ROOM We see SG1, Hammond and a technician
gathered around the console.
Chevron five locked. (A computer screen
shows the dial out sequence progression.
) Chevron six locked. (The gate continues
to spin the seventh chevron slide into
place but doesn't light up. They all
stare at the gate. ) Chevron seven will
It won't lock. I can't establish a connection.
I'm running a diagnostic.
Suddenly the gate begins to spin.
Close the iris. The iris closes. We
see armed guards take up position in
front of the gate.
This doesn't make any sense, there's
nothing wrong on our end. We should
have been able to dial out. The gate
opens and we see the arcing energy again.
Carter looks to Jack who just waves
his hand as the light engulfs them all
and the loop starts again.
We see the spoonful of fruit loops again as the trio are all
at breakfast as before.
Anyway I'm sorry but that just happens
to be how I feel about it. What do you
think? Jack just puts his spoon down
and sits back in his chair.
Ask me tommorrow.
Same confused look from Danny & Sam. Jack closes his eyes and
DANIEL (In his office) .Just because someone can recognize the
symbols on a keyboard doesn't mean they can run a computer.
(waving his hands to stop Daniel) We've
been over this! (Daniel looks at him)
I'm telling you, the only way to stop
this loop (he touches the screen to
bring up images of the pedestal).is
to figure out how to run that stuff.
DANIEL: ( looks at the screen.) If we
really have had this conversation before
then I probably pointed it out to you
that there's no way I can translate
this entire text in less than a day.
I'm a step ahead of ya ... I put the
whole thing on tape last time. So you
don't have to start from scratch.
He plays it ... nothing but static!
If what you say is true, then when loop
started again ... you recording wouldn've
*Quietly* Yeah ... right.
Did I not say your plan would be unsucessful?
(To Teal'C) Careful! *quieter* Be careful.
(To Daniel) What about notes? Indulable
Danny and Teal'C shake their heads.
Look if you guys are the only ones with
memories of previous loops then you're
gonna have to help me by learning and
Fine. How hard can this be?
Jack's looking at the paper. Danny turns it around. He was looking
at it upside down! LOL!
CARTER (To Hammond) According to Colonel O'NEILL in a previous
loop we attempted to block the connection with P4X 639 but we
were unable to dial out. I think what's happened is that the
Earth has become in a sense out of sync with the rest of the
gates system. Making it impossible for us to establish contact
with these worlds.
What about SG12, they managed to gate
I realize that, so we ran a sequence
of random dialings and this is what
we found. (She begins the display and
is shows some gate locations lighting
up. ) These were the worlds we were
able to contact, including Alaris, the
planet where SG12 were doing its survey.
At the center of this group is P4X 639.
I believe that the alien device is establishing
a simultaneous connection with all of
these gates creating a kind of subspace
bubble and that everything within the
bubble is cut off from the normal flow
What are the implications of this?
Well sir, we could be reliving the same
day over and over maybe thousands of
times and we'd never know it.
What can we do?
Unfortunately not much. By the next
time this loop starts we won't even
remember we had this conversation. It's
up to Teal'C and Colonel O'Neill. DANIELS
OFFICE We see Jack looking bored and
reading a book entitled 'Latin for the
novice' by Joseph Mallozzi PhD. Teal'C
is next to him also studying.
Potteramous, pottera, protarat, cram,
eras, crat, cramus. We see Danny writing
on a chalkboard translating some of
the text. Jack puts the book down and
puts his hands up to his head.
This is a bad idea.
It would appear we have no choice.
SG-12 's return is heard.
*Sighs* You know the worse part of this?
Everytime we loop, Daniel askes me a
question and ... I wasn't listening
the first time.
You are not the only one who must endure
some discomfort, O'Neill.
Flashback to Teal'C getting hit in the face by a geek with a
Sorry, Sir. I didn't realize you were
You have said that on many occasions.
*Geek studders I, I* Perhaps next time
I will not be so forgiving.
End of flashback.
Section twenty three ends with a reference
to perennial inventus.
Jack has a piece of paper on his eyes. He drops it to his lap.
We've been over this.
I believe it means the aproaching disaster.
*BL* OK! From here, until further notice, when you see *BL*,
Danny will be at the chalkboard doing his thing. I will tell
you what Jack and Teal'C are doing, OK?
The machine surrenders ...
That is incorrect, DanielJackson.
The word abiceerum Means give up, not
Jack's turning around on the chair extremely bored.
Ok, this section of the text seems to
deal primarily with their arrival on
Ok, now this section of the text seems
to deal primarily with their arrival
on P4X 639 (he points at a symbol) Now
this word here, deductavum is a derivation
Jack's juggling something that looks like rocks ... uh ... artifacts.
Ok, this section of the text seems to
deal primarily with their arrival on
Now he's standing and juggling. Teal'C just watching him.
.Appears to be a reference to the gradual
degeneration of the machine itself.
Now Teal'C is standing and juggling. Nice form, NICE biceps!
Jack's just watching him.
.Foundation of a colony. (Daniel turns
from the board, and sees both Jack and
Teal'C juggling.) Guys, you getting
this? Because this is important.
This is the end of then being in Danny's office.
Jack's in the mess hall. He's looking at a plate, His feet are
up on the table.
O'Neill? Should we not be assisting
DanielJackson with the translation?
I'm taking this loop off. *He put 2
blobs of ketsup on the plate.* I'm tellin'
ya, Teal'C, (softly) If we don't find
a way out of this soon, I'm gonna loose
it. *Teal'C cocks his head looking confused*
Lose it? It means go crazy ... nuts
... (He gets progressively louder and
faster in his talking!) insane ... Bonzo
... *He's putting more ketchup and mustard
on the plate as he's talking* No longer
in possession of one's faculties ...
Three fries short of a Happy Meal ...
shows Teal'C the smiley face he drew
on the plate*
Jack is writing on the chalkboard.
Thank you O'Neill. *Teal'C stands up
and walks toward the board.*
No, No. Thank YOU, Teal'C.
Jack sits on the chair , sighs, puts the back of the chair back
and rubs his eyes.
OH ... GOD!!!!
Exactly how many of these loops have
you ... we ... been ... thru?
I've ... lost track.
That must be frustrating.
Uh ... yeah! *Said sarcastically*
On the other hand, it's kind of an oppertunity.
Well, think about it. If you know in
advance that everything will be going
back to the way it was, then ... you
could do anything ... For as long as
you want without having to worry about
Jack and Teal'C look at each other and grin.
*Standing up* Excuse me. *Jack and Teal'C
run out the door.*
Jack's taken up pottery. Not so sucessfully.
Jack's riding a bike thru the hallway.
Hi, Bert. How are you? *To an airman*
I'm fine ... Sir.
Teal'C is hitting a golf ball thru the open stargate.
Yeah! Out a play. How far is Aloris,
anyway? *Jack's teeing up.*
Several billion miles, O'Neill.
That's gotta be a record.
Jack's preparing to hit the ball. He hits it. (Very NICE swing!)
Back to Jack doing pottery. (He's getting better!)
Jack is preparing to hit the golf ball again.
(Yelling) COLONEL O'NEILL!!!!! WHAT
THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!?!?!?!?!?!
(yelling back ) IN THE MIDDLE OF
MY BACK SWING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?
Geek hits Teal'C again.
I'm sorry, Sir. I didn't realize ...
Teal'C hits him into the door ... HARD. (Poor guy!) Teal'C smiles.
Jack walkes into the control room dressed in a yellow shirt with
a baseball hit backwards on his head.
Excuse me, George?
Jack hands George a piece of paper.
Colonel, what are you doing out of uniform?
*Looking at his watch, and turning to
Sam.* Handing you my resignation.
You're resigning?! What for?
*Still looking at his watch* So I can
do ... this!
He takes her face in his hands, and kisses her on the mouth.
She starts to put her hand up as he puts his left hand around
her neck. His right hand is at the small of her back. He dips
her, moving his left hand to the side of her breast, and his
right hand a little lower ... Somewhere in the kiss, he slips
her the tongue, (I think it's when his face is turned right before
he dips her) becouse she startes to respond by putting her arms
around his neck and the way their mouths are moving, they are
definately kissing open-mouthed!
Light shines in Sam's face, making her blue eyes seem bluer.
Sam's looking around.
What are you smiling at?
Jack's leaning on the table with his hand on his face, grinning.
He's staring at her.
Sam looks down at her hands, and smiles.
We see Danny in front of the computer display of the images from
P4X 639. He is reading some notes. GH sits at the table reading
What have you got for us Dr Jackson?
Err.with the help of Teal'C and (he
points at Jack and raises his eyebrows).Jack
I've managed to complete the translation.
(Jack and Teal'C look up.) As I originally
suspected P4X 639 was once a colony
of the Ancients. They thrived there
for thousands of years until they were
struck by some sort of unspecified cataclysm,
perhaps a disease, but we'll never really
know for sure. In any case facing certain
destruction they built a time machine.
They were going to go back and change
their history, to avoid their fate.
Right, but it didn't work. Instead of
sending a team of scientists back to
the key moment in their history the
device caused a short term continuous
loop. Just like the one we've been experiencing.
They experienced the same day dozens
perhaps hundreds of times trying to
get the machine to work but in the end
they gave up, they shut it down and.let
the end come.
So the loop can be broken? Jack nods
silently at GH. DANIEL (walks over to
the computer screen. ) : Err.there's
a section of text on the altar that
deals specifically with the geomagnetic
storms that power the device. Apparently
they recur every fifty or so years which
is why incidentally. JACK: ( interrupts
frustrated.) Yes sir! The loop can be
broken. He looks at Danny who has stopped
I was getting to that. When we activate
the symbols on the altar in the right
sequence I think we can shut it down.
Colonel have your team geared up and
ready to embark in thirty minutes.
Yes sir! He gets up to leave. P4X 639
SG1 exit the Stargate. Sam reads her
The geomagnetic storms are building
up. We shouldn't stay long. (Sam looks
at him shocked.) Lucky guess. (He shrugs
his shoulders). (They make their way
cautiously over to the altar and Malaki).
I don't see anyone sir.
He's around here somewhere and he knows
we're on to him. He gives a hand signal
for them to pan out in their approach.
Teal'C is looking around, and runs into
a forse shiled. The FS knocks the big
man backward onto the ground! He lands
pretty hard! The AG knows that they're
there to break the time loop , and he
refuses to let them do that. TEAL'C
APPEARS TO BE UNCONSIOUS!!!!!!!!!!
They all rush over to him. Sam kneels beside him to help and
Jack moves towards the force field. We see AG approach the altar
and take his sunglasses off calmly.
I'm sorry but you've come to break the
time loop and I'm afraid I can't let
you do that. JACK: Get away from that
thing! (He picks a stone up to throw
at the barrier. He throws it but it
just rebounds off quickly narrowly missing
him and Danny.
It's no good sir. It looks like a variation
of a Goa'uld force shield.
In fact it is Major. I had to trade
several rare artifacts for the field
generator but it was well worth it.
(He continues working at the altar.
) DANIEL: ( approaches the force field.)
Malaki, we have to reset those controls
or the loop is going to restart itself
again. AG: I'm counting on it. I need
more time. Once I've correctly deciphered
the symbols on the altar I will be able
to master the time device. JACK: Why?
So you can be the king of Groundhog
You think i would do this for personal
power? She ... You wouldn't understand.
She died. 12 years ago. When I found
this place, and discovered it's true
purpose, I dedicated myself to unlocking
Teal'C is finally waking up.
So you can go back and save her?
No, that would be quite impossible.
She died from a congentital heart weakness.
Not even the ability to travel time
could change that.
Then why are you doing this?
To be with her once more.
*Takes off his glasses.* Malikai, the
device doesn't work. It never did.
It never did? You're living proof.
We finished translating the text on
the ruins. The antients who built this
place never got it to work. They tried
over & over again, just like you, but
in the end, they gave up. Why do you
think this place has been deserted so
long? They couldn't save themselves.
You're wrong! There must be some other
explination. I know I can make this
You can't. They proved it can't be done.
You're just gonna go on like this forever,
you'll be trapped.
Along with billions of innocent others.
This device activated 14 stargates simultaniously.
That's 14 worlds reliving the same day
over & over.
I uh ... I didn't realize. But, It doesn't
matter. Once I'm able to input the correct
time corridinents, The cycle will be
The people who made that machine, are
the same people who made the stargates,
and they couldn't get the damn thing
to work, and even if you could, just
for the sake of arguing, You can't change
I can ... touch her face again. Talk
with her. Hear her laugh ...
Like you remember?
Then what? Listen to me, I know what
*Yelling over the lightning and wind*
I LOST MY SON!!!!!!!!!!!! I know!
Sam closes her eyes.
And as much as I ... *Calmer now* (Softer)
I could never live that over again.
Let her go.
AG stops the machine. & removes the forse shield. AG looks at
his wife. Then at Jack.
Gate room ... open gate. SG-1 walks thru.
Well, if we're still here Colonel, I
guess you were sucessful.
Well, General, you know what they say,
if at first you don't succeed, TRY ...
try ... try ... try, try, try, ... ah
... try again!
Next scene Jack's really enjoying a big glob of oatmeal.
I've never seen anybody enjoy oatmeal
When you've been eating froot loops
for who knows how long, a little variety
helps. (He stuffs the oatmeal in his
Well, we got a message from the Tok'Ra.
Apparently, they've been trying to contact
us for over 3 months.
(Mouth full of oatmeal) Really?
Who knows when they first realized that
we were cut off. I mean, there's really
no way of telling how much time passed.
(Jack's still enjoying his oatmeal)
Let me ask you something, in all the
time you were ... um ... looping, were
you ever tempted to ... uh ... um ...
do something crazy? I mean, you could
do anything without worrying about consequences.
Sam looked at Jack.
You know, it's funny, you've asked me