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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 406

                                "WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY"

                                           By

                             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.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Is it suppossed to be doing that?

               
                                     SAM
                         It's a coronal mass emmision. Like a 
                         solar flare.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         But it's safe, right?

               
                                     SAM
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         But it's Safe, right?

               
                                     SAM
                         (Nodding her head) As long as we don't 
                         stay here too long, yes, Sir.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         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.*

               
                                     DANNY
                         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.
 
               
               
                                     DANNY
                         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.

               
                                     AG
                         The storm is approaching, Doctor Jackson. 
                         The radiation may be dangerous for you 
                         and your team.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         OH! Yes, Um ... Major Carter will let 
                         us know when we have to leave. Now, 
                         this line recurs several times ... 'Dommo 
                         waitus, westol motibilium'.
 
               
                                     AG
                         Concurer of time?

               
                                     DANNY
                         In this context it seems more like Master 
                         of the uncertain past.
 
               
                                     AG
                         You're a skilled lenguist, Doctor Jackson.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         OH! Thank you! Actually, I heard the 
                         language spoken aloud a year or so ago.
 
                         
               
               AG plays with the device making it beep.

               
                                     DANNY
                         What's that?

               
                                     AG
                         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 
               at Danny.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         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.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         All set up, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         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.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill ...

               
                                     JACK
                         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 ...

               
                                     TECHNITIAN
                         Incoming wormhole.

               
               The irised gate has electricity on it.

               
               GENERAL HAMMOND (GH FNO) What is that?!?!?!

               
                                     TECH
                         I have no idea , Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Are you doing this?

               
                                     AG
                         STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel?

               
                                     JACK
                         What the hell are you doing?

               
                                     AG
                         Stay Back!!!!

               
               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.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         COLONEL!!!!!??!?! (I wonder who she 
                         loves! )
 
               
               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 
               on!)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         ...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.

               
                                     JACK
                         What?

               
                                     DANNY
                         What do you think?

               
               Jack looks from Danny to Sam and back again several times.

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel? Is something wrong?

               
                                     JACK
                         Maybe.

               
               Jack looks down at his FL rather confused.

               
               OPENING CREDITS ...

               
                                     JACK
                         Weren't we just somewhere else?

               
               Sam & Danny looks at each other.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Where?

               
                                     JACK
                         Some planet.

               
                                     DANNY
                         When?

               
                                     JACK
                         Just now.

               
                                     DANNY
                         No.

               
                                     JACK
                         Ya sure?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah.

               
               Jack looks at his companions, then at the room, then at his spoon 
               of FL and drops it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Everything just changed....

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, we have been sitting in the commensary 
                         for the last half hour.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Really?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Although it is understandable how you 
                         could have gotten the two places confused.
 
                         
               
               Sam smiles.

               
                                     SAM
                         We're gonna be late for the briefing.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Briefing?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Are you OK, or are you just avoiding 
                         answering my question?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm fine. *A few second later* What 
                         question?
 
               
               The sun from the planet is up on projector in the briefing.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         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.
 
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         MajorCarter. Have we not previously 
                         been briefed concerning this matter?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I was just gonna say that.

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir?

               
                                     JACK
                         You wanna go to the planet set up some 
                         kind of remote obseratory.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes.

               
                                     JACK
                         We just did that.

               
                                     DANNY
                         No we didn't.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I believe we did, DanielJackson.

               
                                     GH
                         No, Teal'C. That's what this briefing 
                         is about.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I distinctly remember sitting here listening 
                         to Carter prattle on about solar activity 
                         and a ... corona ... something.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Coronal Mass emmision. I was just about 
                         to bring it up.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         There you go. How would I know that?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Mabe you read my report?

               
                                     DANNY
                         (Adoringly skeptical) *Sarcastically* 
                         Maybe he READ your report? (Raises eye 
                         brow and smiles)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm telling you guys, we've done this 
                         before.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         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.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         It's SG-12.

               
                                     GH
                         They're not due back for days.

               
                                     TECH
                         Recieving GDO transmission. It's SG-12.
 
                         
               
               Everyone looks at Jack who raises his eyebrow.

               
                                     GH
                         Open the iris.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         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.

               
                                     GH
                         What do you make of all this, Major?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, Sir. I'm not sure.

               
                                     GH
                         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?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Both of them claim to have momories 
                         of SG-1's mission to P4X-639.
 
               
                                     GH
                         A mission that isn't scheduled to start 
                         for another six hours.
 
               
               Next shot is Janet shining a light ...

               
               In Jack's eyes.

               
                                     DANNY
                         OK. So, Sam was setting up instruments 
                         and ... Where was I?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You were by the alter deal with the 
                         guy.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Right. Yo ... You're gonna have to be 
                         a little bit more spacific.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Malikai. (Here Teal'C gives the nurse 
                         the cutest look when she shoves the 
                         thermometer in his mouth!)
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         That 's the alien archiologist SG-15 
                         met on the first survey. I was looking 
                         forward to meeting him.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You did! ... You got along swell. Anyway, 
                         at some point, a beam shot out from 
                         the alter and hit the stargate.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         (Taking out thermometer & looking at 
                         it!LOL!) There was a blinding flash 
                         of light.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         And then I was back in the commensary 
                         eating my froot loops.
 
               
               Sam & GH walk in.

               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         health.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Except for the facts they're remembering 
                         events that haven't even happened yet.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         But why Jack & Teal'C, and not us?
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         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.

               
                                     DANNY
                         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?!?!
 
               
                                     SILER
                         Gee, sorry, Doctor Jackson.

               
               Siler and an Airman (Peter DeLuise) help Danny to his feet.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Shoulda seen that commin'.

               
               Jack's in the comesary drinking a cup of coffee. Sam walks up 
               to him and smiles her killowatt smile. 
 
               
                                     SAM
                         So ...

               
                                     JACK
                         So?

               
                                     SAM
                         Don't ya know what I'm gonna say?

               
                                     JACK
                         Actually, by this time, we were on the 
                         planet. It's all different now.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         OH! Well, I was thinking about what 
                         you said about a beam hitting the stargate.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Looking up from his coffee) What about 
                         it?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         For what? Six hours?

               
                                     SAM
                         It wouldn't be the first time we've 
                         seen something like this. The stargate 
                         did send us back to 1969.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Smiles) Good year.

               
                                     SAM
                         (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?!?!?! )
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Stares at her for a few seconds) I 
                         knew you were gonna say that.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Smiles and blushes?) I guess I'm just 
                         thinking out loud. I'm gonna go run 
                         a few simulations. (She smiles and gets 
                         up.)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (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.*
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The lab results confirm Dr Frasier's 
                         original assessments. You're both in 
                         perfect health. Any more of these premonitions?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C 
                         Not for some time.

               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Can we go back to work now General please?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I have no objection as long as.

               
               
               The gate starts up. The lightning thing happens to the gate again.
 
               
               
                                     GH
                         What is that?

               
                                     TEAH
                         I'm not sure, Sir. I've never seen anything 
                         like it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         *He and Teal'C are standing behind Tech* 
                         We have!
 
               
               *BL*

               
               Back to Shot of FL.

               
                                     DANNY 
                         Anyway I'm sorry but that just happens 
                         to be how I feel about it. What do you 
                         think?
 
               
               Jack puts his spoon down shocked, sits back in his chair and 
               looks at his watch. Sam and Danny stare at him puzzled.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel, is something wrong?

               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, yeah! Something.

               
               Jack looks at his 2 companions.

               
               Back to briefing.

               
                                     SAM
                         2 weeks ago, SG-15 ...

               
                                     JACK
                         We've done this!

               
                                     DANNY
                         We do this every day.

               
                                     JACK
                         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.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Colonel O'Neill is correct. Events do 
                         appear to be repeating themselves.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Since when?

               
                                     JACK
                         Since we went to P4X-639.

               
                                     SAM
                         We haven't been to P4X-639.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yes we have. (Points to Daniel) "No, 
                         we haven't!" That's what you were gonna 
                         say.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Of course, that's what I was gonna say.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         OK! Bad example.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel I'm not sure what to make of 
                         all of this.
 
               
                                     CARTER 
                         If we've had this meeting before sir.
 
                         
               
                                     O'NEILL 
                         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) 
                          
                         (More silence) 
 
                         
               
                                     GH
                         SG-12 isn't due back for 3 days ...
 
                         
               
                                     TECH
                         Unscheduled offworld activation.

               
                                     JACK
                         So close!

               
               Back to medical exam!

               
                                     JACK
                         You're not gonna find anything.

               
                                     FRASIER
                         Why don't we wait for the lab results 
                         before we jump to any conclusions.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The results will be negative.

               
                                     FRASIER
                         Humor me.

               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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 )
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Looks familiar.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It should, it's something that you spoke 
                         for a few days. It's a variation of 
                         the writings used by the ancients.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well if you're looking for help translating 
                         it you're barking up the wrong genius. 
                         (He hands the papers back to Danny).
 
                         
               
                                     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 
                         scatter everywhere.
 
               
                                     SILER
                         Gee sorry Dr Jackson. SILER and another 
                         airman help Daniel to his feet.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Ooops.

               
               Hammond's office ... Jack and Teal'C knock.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Come in. They enter the office. Hammond 
                         is sat at his desk.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Any word from Frasier?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         She's still waiting for the lab result.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If we delay any longer it will be too 
                         late.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Too late for what?

               
                                     JACK
                         To stop this day from happening again!
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You realize that this is a little difficult 
                         for me to accept.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         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) 
                         BAD EXAMPLE!!!!
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What do you want?

               
                                     JACK
                         We wanna go back to 639.

               
               They go back to the planet.

               
                                     SAM
                         A geomagnetic storm is building up, 
                         we shouldn't stay long.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Points toward the platform) That's 
                         the machine right there. They walk towards 
                         the pedestal.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I wonder how it works?

               
                                     JACK
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     AG
                         Hello. (He raises his arms in the air. 
                         )
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Woah, easy guys!

               
                                     JACK
                         That's the guy, that's the one who started 
                         all this.
 
               
                                     AG
                         I don't understand.

               
                                     JACK
                         Whatever you did I want you to undo 
                         it.
 
               
                                     AG
                         I did nothing!

               
                                     SAM
                         Colonel I don't think he knows what 
                         you're talking about.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps he has no memory O'Neill.

               
                                     JACK
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         SG15?

               
                                     AG
                         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.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         ( searches through AG's bag. He finds 
                         the weapon. ) What kind of archiologist 
                         carries a weapon?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         (Raised hand) Uh ... I do! (Danny's 
                         soooo cute!) 
 
               
                                     JACK
                         BAD example! (finds a holigram of a 
                         beautiful woman.)What's this?
 
               
                                     AG
                         If you must know, it's my wife.

               
               The alter goes crazy. The lightning thing happens.

               
                                     JACK
                         (to Sam) What'd you do?

               
                                     SAM
                         I didn't do anything! It engaged on 
                         its own.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Turn it off.

               
                                     SAM
                         How?

               
                                     AG
                         It's drawing energy from the ionization 
                         in the atmosphere. There's nothing MAJOR 
                         CARTER can do!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me? How'd you know her name?
 
                         
               
                                     AG
                         (Looks @ Sam then @ JAck then back again) 
                         You told me.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         No, I didn't. Not this time around.
 
                         
               
                                     AG
                         It doesn't matter. You're too late.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         How do you shut this thing off?

               
               The energy build up increases.

               
                                     AG
                         Even if I knew I wouldn't tell you.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, it's building up some kind of charge.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, you know how to read this stuff. 
                         Get up here and shut it off.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
               
               *BL*

               
                                     DANIEL
                         (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.

               
                                     JACK
                         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.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Accesses the subspace field the Stargate 
                         is capable of generating. It is powered 
                         by ionization.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         In the atmosphere, right. Which is caused 
                         by.(he points at TEAL'C) I know this 
                         one.(he thinks about it) Magnets!
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The geomagnetic storm.

               
                                     JACK
                         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 
                         again!
 
               
               Next scene ... The examination.

               
                                     JACK
                         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.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What do you make of all this?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well sir, when was the last time you 
                         heard Colonel O'Neill use terms like 
                         subspace field and geomagnetic storm?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Good point.

               
                                     SAM
                         And he actually used them correctly.for 
                         the most part.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You believe him?

               
                                     SAM
                         Well I'm considering the possibility 
                         sir. I mean the more I think about it, 
                         if he's right the ramifications are 
                         huge.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         And the next time loops we'll forget 
                         this conversation even happened.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Yes sir.

               
               Daniel's getting ready to leave his office.

               
                                     JACK
                         You're better off in here.

               
                                     DANNY
                         I was just going look for you.

               
                                     JACK
                         I know.

               
                                     DANNY
                         (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.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, that's very nice, but focus 
                         on the altar.
 
               
               DANIEL Why?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Malaki initiated the time loop by manipulating 
                         the symbols on the surface. JACK Figure 
                         out the symbols, figure out how to stop 
                         this!
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Err.Think about it. Who would build 
                         a device that loops time every ten hours?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Who knows? But that's what it does.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         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 
                         Earth.
 
               
                                     O'NEILL
                         Sounds about right.

               
                                     SAM
                         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.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         We dial out.

               
                                     SAM
                         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 
                         signal.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND(NODS) 
                         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.
 
               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         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 
                         not engage.
 
               
                                     CARTER (SURPRISED) 
                         What?

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         It won't lock. I can't establish a connection.
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         I'm running a diagnostic.

               
               Suddenly the gate begins to spin.

               
                                     TECHNICIAN
                         Incoming wormhole.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Close the iris. The iris closes. We 
                         see armed guards take up position in 
                         front of the gate.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh crap!

               
                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
               
               *BL*

               
               We see the spoonful of fruit loops again as the trio are all 
               at breakfast as before.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ask me tommorrow.

               
               Same confused look from Danny & Sam. Jack closes his eyes and 
               sighs.
 
               
               DANIEL (In his office) .Just because someone can recognize the 
               symbols on a keyboard doesn't mean they can run a computer.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         (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.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         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!

               
                                     DANNY
                         If what you say is true, then when loop 
                         started again ... you recording wouldn've 
                         happened yet.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         *Quietly* Yeah ... right.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Did I not say your plan would be unsucessful?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (To Teal'C) Careful! *quieter* Be careful. 
                         (To Daniel) What about notes? Indulable 
                         ink?
 
               
               Danny and Teal'C shake their heads.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Look if you guys are the only ones with 
                         memories of previous loops then you're 
                         gonna have to help me by learning and 
                         remembering.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         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.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What about SG12, they managed to gate 
                         in?
 
               
                                     CARTER
                         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 
                         of time.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What are the implications of this?
 
                         
               
                                     CARTER
                         Well sir, we could be reliving the same 
                         day over and over maybe thousands of 
                         times and we'd never know it.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What can we do?

               
                                     CARTER
                         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.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         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.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         This is a bad idea.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It would appear we have no choice.
 
                         
               
               SG-12 's return is heard.

               
                                     JACK
                         *Sighs* You know the worse part of this? 
                         Everytime we loop, Daniel askes me a 
                         question and ... I wasn't listening 
                         the first time.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         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 
               door.
 
               
                                     GEEK
                         Sorry, Sir. I didn't realize you were 
                         there.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         You have said that on many occasions. 
                         *Geek studders I, I* Perhaps next time 
                         I will not be so forgiving.
 
               
               End of flashback.

               
                                     DANNY
                         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.
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         We've been over this.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         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?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         The machine surrenders ...

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That is incorrect, DanielJackson.

               
                                     JACK
                         The word abiceerum Means give up, not 
                         surrender.
 
               
               *BL*

               
               Jack's turning around on the chair extremely bored.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Ok, this section of the text seems to 
                         deal primarily with their arrival on 
                         P4X 639.
 
               
               *BL*

               
                                     DANNY
                         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 
                         of devuctum.
 
               
               Jack's juggling something that looks like rocks ... uh ... artifacts.
 
               
               
               *BL*

               
                                     DANNY
                         Ok, this section of the text seems to 
                         deal primarily with their arrival on 
                         P4X 639.
 
               
               Now he's standing and juggling. Teal'C just watching him.

               
               *BL*

               
                                     DANNY
                         .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.
 
               
               *BL*

               
                                     DANNY
                         .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.
 
               
               *BL*

               
               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.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         O'Neill? Should we not be assisting 
                         DanielJackson with the translation?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         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 ... 
                         WACKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *He 
                         shows Teal'C the smiley face he drew 
                         on the plate*
 
               
               *BL*

               
               Jack is writing on the chalkboard.

               
                                     JACK
                         *sigh* Teal'C?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Thank you O'Neill. *Teal'C stands up 
                         and walks toward the board.*
 
               
                                     JACK
                         No, No. Thank YOU, Teal'C.

               
               Jack sits on the chair , sighs, puts the back of the chair back 
               and rubs his eyes.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         OH ... GOD!!!!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Exactly how many of these loops have 
                         you ... we ... been ... thru?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I've ... lost track.

               
                                     DANNY
                         That must be frustrating.

               
                                     JACK
                         Uh ... yeah! *Said sarcastically*

               
                                     DANNY
                         On the other hand, it's kind of an oppertunity.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         How's that?

               
                                     DANNY
                         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 
                         consequences!
 
               
               Jack and Teal'C look at each other and grin.

               
                                     JACK
                         *Standing up* Excuse me. *Jack and Teal'C 
                         run out the door.*
 
               
               *BL*

               
               Jack's taken up pottery. Not so sucessfully. 

               
               *BL*

               
               Jack's riding a bike thru the hallway.

               
                                     JACK
                         Hi, Bert. How are you? *To an airman*
 
                         
               
                                     AIRMAN
                         I'm fine ... Sir.

               
               *BL*

               
               Teal'C is hitting a golf ball thru the open stargate.

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah! Out a play. How far is Aloris, 
                         anyway? *Jack's teeing up.*
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Several billion miles, O'Neill.

               
                                     JACK
                         That's gotta be a record.

               
               Jack's preparing to hit the ball. He hits it. (Very NICE swing!)
 
               
               
               *BL*

               
               Back to Jack doing pottery. (He's getting better!)

               
               *BL*

               
               Jack is preparing to hit the golf ball again.

               
                                     GH
                         (Yelling) COLONEL O'NEILL!!!!! WHAT 
                         THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!?!?!?!?!?!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (yelling back ) IN THE MIDDLE OF 
                         MY BACK SWING?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?
 
                         
               
               *BL*

               
               Geek hits Teal'C again.

               
                                     GEEK
                         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.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me, George?

               
               Jack hands George a piece of paper.

               
                                     GH
                         Colonel, what are you doing out of uniform?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         *Looking at his watch, and turning to 
                         Sam.* Handing you my resignation.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         You're resigning?! What for?

               
                                     JACK
                         *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! 
 
               
               *BL*

               
               Light shines in Sam's face, making her blue eyes seem bluer. 
               Sam's looking around.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         What are you smiling at?

               
               Jack's leaning on the table with his hand on his face, grinning. 
               He's staring at her.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Nothin'.

               
               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 
               the briefing.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What have you got for us Dr Jackson?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         They were going to go back and change 
                         their history, to avoid their fate.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         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 
                         talking.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I was getting to that. When we activate 
                         the symbols on the altar in the right 
                         sequence I think we can shut it down.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Colonel have your team geared up and 
                         ready to embark in thirty minutes.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes sir! He gets up to leave. P4X 639 
                         SG1 exit the Stargate. Sam reads her 
                         instruments.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         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). 
                         MALAKI!
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't see anyone sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         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!!!!!!!!!!
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         TEAL'C!

               
               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.
 
               
                                     AG
                         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.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's no good sir. It looks like a variation 
                         of a Goa'uld force shield.
 
               
                                     AG
                         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 
                         Day?
 
               
                                     AG
                         You think i would do this for personal 
                         power? She ... You wouldn't understand.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         What happened?

               
                                     AG
                         She died. 12 years ago. When I found 
                         this place, and discovered it's true 
                         purpose, I dedicated myself to unlocking 
                         it's mysteries.
 
               
               Teal'C is finally waking up.

               
                                     SAM
                         So you can go back and save her?

               
                                     AG
                         No, that would be quite impossible. 
                         She died from a congentital heart weakness. 
                         Not even the ability to travel time 
                         could change that.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Then why are you doing this?

               
                                     AG
                         To be with her once more.

               
                                     DANNY
                         *Takes off his glasses.* Malikai, the 
                         device doesn't work. It never did.
 
                         
               
                                     AG
                         It never did? You're living proof.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     AG
                         You're wrong! There must be some other 
                         explination. I know I can make this 
                         work.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         You can't. They proved it can't be done. 
                         You're just gonna go on like this forever, 
                         you'll be trapped.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Along with billions of innocent others.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         This device activated 14 stargates simultaniously. 
                         That's 14 worlds reliving the same day 
                         over & over.
 
               
                                     AG
                         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 
                         broken.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         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 
                         what happened.
 
               
                                     AG
                         I can ... touch her face again. Talk 
                         with her. Hear her laugh ...
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Like you remember?

               
                                     AG
                         Yes.

               
                                     JACK
                         Then what? Listen to me, I know what 
                         it's like!
 
               
                                     AG
                         *Yelling over the lightning and wind* 
                         YOU CAN'T!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I LOST MY SON!!!!!!!!!!!! I know!

               
               Sam closes her eyes.

               
                                     JACK
                         And as much as I ... *Calmer now* (Softer) 
                         I could never live that over again. 
                         Could you?
 
               
                                     AG
                         *Tearfully* No.

               
                                     JACK
                         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.

               
                                     GH
                         Well, if we're still here Colonel, I 
                         guess you were sucessful.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         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.

               
                                     JACK
                         mmn!

               
                                     DANNY
                         I've never seen anybody enjoy oatmeal 
                         so much.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         When you've been eating froot loops 
                         for who knows how long, a little variety 
                         helps. (He stuffs the oatmeal in his 
                         mouth.)
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, we got a message from the Tok'Ra. 
                         Apparently, they've been trying to contact 
                         us for over 3 months.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (Mouth full of oatmeal) Really?

               
                                     SAM
                         Who knows when they first realized that 
                         we were cut off. I mean, there's really 
                         no way of telling how much time passed.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         (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.

               
                                     JACK
                         You know, it's funny, you've asked me 
                         that before.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         And?

               
               
               THE END

               

Window Of Opportunity



Writers :   Joseph Mallozzi  Paul Mullie
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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