SGC. Sam and Daniel are walking along a corridor on Level 28.
So whatís the word?
Well, the test flights were successful.
The new Asgard hyperdrive is ready to
Well, when are they leaving?
Theyíre stocking the ship and picking
the crew right now. (Daniel looks away
awkwardly, clearing his throat.) You
really wanna go, donít you?
Itís Atlantis - itís everything weíve
been working for for seven and a half
I know what you mean. Unfortunately,
I think General OíNeill has other ideas.
(They reach an elevator.)
Lemme guess: he says he needs you here.
His exact words were, ďOver my dead
bodyĒ - but I was actually talking about
the three of us; you, me and Tealíc.
He might be persuaded to let one of
And youíd be OK if that was me?
Of course, Daniel. You are the expert
on the Ancients.
(Daniel looks uncomfortable but nods as the elevator door closes.
Just then, alarms sound.)
Unscheduled offworld activation.
(Sam hurries to the Control Room. Jack comes down from the Briefing
Room just as she arrives and they walk forward to Walterís control
desk as the Gate kawhooshes.)
What you got there, Walter?
Receiving IDC. (He looks at the computer
screen.) It doesnít clear.
Looks like itís an old one.
Missing SG personnel?
Negative. (The identity of the sender
appears on the screen. Walter looks
surprised.) It looks like itís yours,
maíam. Or at least it was. Itís been
invalid for four months. Receiving text
(On the screen appear the words, ďSEND M.A.L.P.Ē Jack raises
his eyebrows. Sam looks at him.)
Sir, I think weíd better check this
(Jack taps Walter on the shoulder.)
Prepare a MALP.
LATER. GATEROOM. The Gate is dialling out. At the bottom of the
ramp, Siler and another technician are finishing preparations
to a MALP. Tealíc has joined Jack and Sam in the Control Room.
What do we know of this Gate address?
Nothing - other than the fact itís on
the outer edge of the galaxy.
Chevron seven locked. (The Gate kawhooshes.)
Outgoing wormhole established.
(Jack leans down to speak into a microphone.)
MALP is prepped and ready to go, sir.
(Sam types, and the MALP heads up the ramp and into the wormhole.)
MALP is en route. ... MALP has reached
(The computer screen showing the video feed remains black. Jack
leans down to get a closer look, then looks at Sam.)
We are receiving MALP telemetry, sir.
Signal is five by five. Videoís working
fine - thereís just nothing to see.
Switching to IR. (She types. The screen
remains black.) Wait a second ...
Switching off IR; going to white light.
(She types and the MALPís lights come
on. A very familiar figure is illuminated.
Samís jaw drops.) Thatís me!
RESUME. Everyone is looking at the image of the replica of Sam.
Alright - youíve got our attention.
Who are you?
My name is Samantha Carter.
Alright - weíve got a little conflict
with that statement. Weíve already got
There are two of us.
(Sam looks at him. He clears his throat quietly.)
Where are you from? How did you know
how to contact us?
Itís strange - I recognise my voice.
I was made in Samantha Carterís image.
I know what she knows - I feel what
You were made? Who made you?
The one you call Fifth.
Oh my God - sheís a Replicator.
For what reason have you contacted us?
I need your help. I wish to be destroyed.
You have a weapon capable of separating
the chiron pathways that link my individual
cells. The effect would be instantaneous
- and painless.
You folks can feel pain?
I can feel a lot of things. I know you
hate and fear the Replicators, and with
good reason, so this should be easy
Yeah, well ... weíll have to get back
to you on this. (He looks at Walter
and draws his hand across his throat.
Walter puts his hand on the palm reader
and the Gate shuts down.)
BRIEFING ROOM. Jack, Sam and Tealíc are there.
So the universe is a big place, right?
Really big. Tons of galaxies out there
Hundreds of millions.
So why this one?
I think it might be personal, sir.
Personal. In what way?
Well, Fifth may lead an army of incredibly
advanced machines but deep down heís
emotionally immature, like an adolescent
boy ... and ... he has ... feelings
Would that be why he created one in
I imagine so, yes, sir.
Replicators have never before attempted
to impersonate a specific individual.
This represents a significant new threat
It could be a problem offworld, but
our scans would detect them if they
tried to come through the Gate.
Well, weíve got the disrupter - I say
we give her what she wants.
I think that might be a little hasty,
I-Iím not saying we donít do it. Iím
just suggesting that we talk to her
first. If Fifth really is coming to
this galaxy, she could provide us with
valuable intelligence. I mean, itís
pretty clear theyíve had some kind of
Unless it is a ruse.
If something goes wrong, we pull the
trigger. Either way, I think we need
to meet her face to face.
Thereís no way Iím lettiní her on the
We could use the Alpha site. Skeleton
crew, security personnel only.
(Jack doesnít look happy with the idea but reluctantly agrees.)
ALPHA SITE. GATEROOM. Security personnel come in to join Tealíc,
who has the Replicator disrupter in one hand. The Gate starts
to dial in.
(Tealíc raises the disrupter and points it at the Gate. The Gate
kawhooshes and the RepliCarter walks through. She is wearing
a dark green trouser suit. As the Gate shuts down behind her,
she looks expectantly and with no fear at Tealíc, then walks
down the steps and approaches him.)
I know you. Your name is Tealíc.
You have been given Samantha Carterís
But you are not Samantha Carter. (He
nods to a doorway behind her.) That
Youíre not going to use the weapon?
Colonel Carter wishes to speak with
you first, but know this: if you make
one false move, I will destroy you.
(The RepliCarter turns and walks in the direction that Tealíc
indicated. He follows.)
INTERROGATION ROOM. An SF opens the door to the room and the
RepliCarter and Tealíc enter. A table and two chairs are inside.
The SF leaves the room again and closes the door.
Where is Samantha Carter?
(The RepliCarter looks around the room and sees a camera in the
corner. She walks over to it and looks into the lens. Sam is
in another room, watching her double on a screen.)
Weíre not going to speak face to face?
For the moment, this will have to be
I thought you would shoot me the second
I stepped through the Gate.
Maybe you overestimated our fear of
Or underestimated your curiosity. (She
turns and walks away from the camera.)
I understand you more than you know,
Sam. I donít just have your memories
- I have your thought patterns. (She
sits down at the table.) My mind was
modelled after yours.
Is that why you left Fifth?
You know me as well as I know you.
If Fifth created you to be like me,
he must have known that this would happen.
Not at first.
FLASHBACK. The Replicator ship is moving through space.
He tried to isolate aspects of your
personality - selected memories and
feelings of his choosing, slowly given
to me over time.
(Inside the ship, in the room where the RepliCarter came into
being, Fifth and the RepliCarter stand facing each other. Fifth
reaches out and strokes her fringe. She looks bewildered and
I donít understand.
Thereís no need to be.
Who am I?
Youíre not yet complete. Iím here for
you. I will help you. Take my hand.
(He holds out his hand and tentatively,
reluctantly, the RepliCarter takes it.)
INTERROGATION ROOM. The RepliCarter is still sitting at the table,
her hands clasped in front of her and her head bowed.)
He taught me, moulded me, showed me
who I was.
You have memories of my past that go
back before I met Fifth?
Yes, but itís hard to explain. My first
memory is of waking up in that room,
suddenly becoming conscious, but I immediately
knew how to talk. Soon, other memories
started coming to me - little things
- stories; songs; the smell of the attic
in the house where we used to live;
the day my mother died. (She looks up
at the camera.) I know itís not real.
Iíve never even set foot on Earth, but
I have this image of lying under the
willow tree in our back yard. Itís a
sunny day, but when I close my eyes,
the wind in the leaves sounds exactly
(Sam says the words ďexactly like rainĒ along with her.)
What Fifth didnít realise was the things
that drew him to you were inseparable
from the things that made you reject
him and the life he was offering.
So you rejected him too.
Who I am and what I am are in contradiction.
No one can live like this.
There are other ways to live besides
what Fifth has to offer.
Not for long. I know exactly whatís
going to happen. Heíll come here and
heíll take this galaxy and you wonít
be able to stop him. I donít wanna live
to see that.
We have the disrupter, and the Asgard
can amplify its effects to prevent a
Youíre wrong. Fifth made adjustments
to himself and all the other Replicators
except me. Theyíre now immune to your
disrupter. Theyíre coming - and you
canít stop them.
SGC. CONTROL ROOM. The Gate is open. Jack is talking to Sam on
the computer screen in front of him.
Is there a chance sheís bluffing?
Anythingís possible at this point but
I donít see what she has to gain by
it. She doesnít want Fifth to succeed
any more than we do.
Yeah - so she says.
If sheís lying, we donít have a problem.
Well, why would he make all the other
bugs immune to the disrupter but not
Maybe he wanted her to feel inferior,
or he wanted her to be afraid of us.
Maybe he anticipated that she would
come to me for help.
Carter, if that weapon doesnít work
Yes, sir, I know. We need to contact
Thor and apprise him of the situation.
If the disrupter needs to be reengineered,
weíre gonna need his help. In the meantime,
I think we should continue the interrogation.
She could still provide us with valuable
Alright. Just keep in mind how this
has to end.
Donít worry, sir. We will complete the
ALPHA SITE. INTERROGATION ROOM. The RepliCarter is sitting at
the table. Tealíc stands facing her, holding the disrupter on
How many ships does Fifth command?
I donít know.
How many human form Replicators has
I donít know.
You are all linked. You share information.
The only way I could escape was to sever
myself from the subspace connection.
Why should we believe you?
I wonít answer any more questions.
If you donít wanna see Fifth succeed,
youíll help us.
I canít. I canít betray my own kind,
but I canít be like them either. (She
looks at Tealíc.) Do what you came here
(Tealíc lowers the disrupter slightly. The RepliCarter stands
up and walks around the table towards him. He raises the disrupter
If I have to make you do it, then so
(In the other room, Sam gets to her feet.)
Tealíc, wait. (She hurries out of the
Fire the weapon.
Is this really what you want?
I donít have a choice.
I will destroy you.
I know. (She starts to walk towards
So be it. (He prepares to fire. Sam
throws the door open and rushes in.)
Tealíc, wait. Stop for a second. (She
looks at the RepliCarter.) You donít
wanna do this.
We both know thereís no other way for
this to end.
Thatís not true.
Now youíre lying to me the way you lied
Youíre not like him - I can see that.
You donít understand. You donít know
what he did to me.
Then show me. (Tealíc raises the disrupter
again.) Tealíc, itís alright. (The RepliCarter
looks at her, puzzled.) Show me.
(The RepliCarter raises her hand, palm down, and pushes her fingers
into Samís forehead. Sam flinches and grimaces in pain.)
FLASHBACK. SGC GATEROOM. Geared up from an offworld mission,
the RepliCarter comes through the Gate holding a rifle. Daniel
and Siler are waiting for her at the bottom of the ramp. She
starts to walk down the ramp towards them.
Sam! Good to have you back. Howíd it
(The RepliCarter raises her rifle and guns down Daniel, then
Siler, then the two SFs in the room.
Security breach! Threat level: foxtrot
alpha six. All security teams to the
(The blast doors close over the Control Room as the RepliCarter
walks down the ramp and turns to her right. The Gateroom door
closes just as she reaches it. She goes to the swipe card reader
at the side of the door and is just reaching out for it when
a bullet is fired into her back. It has no effect on her. She
turns around and sees Jack standing in the other doorway with
his rifle raised. He lowers the rifle and looks at her as she
takes a few steps towards him and then stops, and a ripple effect
runs over her body as she heals the bullet wound in her back.
Jack sets his rifle to multiple fire, braces himself and fires
a hail of bullets into her. Again they have no effect and again
the ripple effect runs over her as she fixes the damage. She
raises her own rifle and aims it at Jack, then hesitates as he
stares at her in dread.)
Finish him! (Fifth is suddenly on the
ramp beside her.) Do it. Finish him.
You must break with your old life for
your new life to begin. Do not disappoint
(The RepliCarter hesitates a moment longer, then fires a single
bullet into Jackís chest. He grunts and drops to the ground.
Smiling proudly, Fifth walks towards her, and the room dissolves
into the walls of the Replicator ship. The RepliCarter turns
towards him, now wearing the trouser suit again. Her face is
You have done very well. (He reaches
out to caress her chin.) Soon you will
be ready to take your place by my side.
(He walks away. The RepliCarter stays
where she is, her face contorted with
grief and pain.)
ALPHA SITE INTERROGATION ROOM. The RepliCarter is still standing
with her fingers in Samís head.
(The RepliCarter pulls her hand out. Sam puts her own hands to
her forehead, cringing at the memory.)
I didnít hurt her.
Colonel Carter? (Sam takes her hands
down from her head.) Are you unharmed?
Yeah. Iím OK.
Now you understand. I canít go back
to him, and I canít let him find me.
We can protect you if you help us.
What do you mean?
Tell us exactly how he modified himself
and the other Replicators. Help us make
the disrupter work again.
Even if I did, you canít stop a ship
The Asgard have developed a system of
disrupter satellites that can deploy
the beam in space. Itís your only chance
to get out of this.
I want you to destroy me. I canít help
you destroy all the others.
Yes, you can. He doesnít control you,
not any more.
Colonel Carter. (Sam looks round at
him.) May I have a word? (Sam turns
and leaves the room.) Sergeant. (An
SF standing just outside the door comes
in, takes the disrupter from him and
aims it at the RepliCarter. Tealíc walks
out of the room, closing the door behind
him. He walks over to Sam.) Are you
certain you are unharmed?
It was a little intense but Iím fine.
It was the only way I could get her
to trust me. We need every bit of information
she can give us.
We cannot let her live.
Did she sense your true intentions?
We werenít in my mind - we were in hers.
Nevertheless, it was a risk.
I figured we didnít have anything to
lose. Like you said, either way, we
canít let her live.
(In the Interrogation Room, the RepliCarter is sitting down with
her hands on the table and her face a picture of concentration.
Her mind flashes into a dark area, lit only by an oscillating
spotlight overhead which illuminates her and Fifth, who is standing
facing her. [Hereafter referred to as the Replicator Mind Zone.])
The link is weak. Are you alright?
Yes. Iím minimising output to avoid
Have you made any progress?
Theyíre beginning to trust me.
I am pleased.
But I need more time.
ALPHA SITE LAB. The RepliCarter is sitting at a computer. Tealíc
stands nearby, still holding the disrupter on her. Sam sits nearby
as the RepliCarter looks at the computer screen.
The design is so ...
I was going to say ďforeignĒ.
It is from Ancient technology.
How were you able to create a working
Thor accessed the specifications for
the disrupter from General OíNeillís
While you were aboard Fifthís ship.
Fifth has a fair knowledge of Ancient
technology taken from the databanks
of assimilated Asgard ships.
You think thatís how he managed to counter
the effects of the disrupter?
He was able to introduce a cipher into
the chiron pathways that control the
molecular cohesion of all Replicators.
It was only then that he considered
coming to your galaxy.
It is unlikely he would have taken such
a risk unless he were confident that
he would be immune to the effects of
Do you know the cipher?
No. Fifth kept it from me because he
was beginning to sense that I might
betray him. I was too much like you.
But if itís in the programming of all
Replicators, presumably you could access
it through the subspace link.
If I were to search for it myself, it
could take days. Iíd be sifting through
an almost unimaginable amount of data.
But it is possible?
You donít understand - heíd find me.
If you find the cipher first, we can
And if I donít? You of all people know
what would happen. He would tear my
mind apart to make me accept him.
If he gets here before we can modify
the weapon, weíll use it to destroy
you. Either way, he will never get his
hands on you again.
ALPHA SITE GATEROOM. The Gate is open and Sam is reporting back
to Jack at SGC. Tealíc is sitting next to her.
Thereís a subspace link between all
Replicators - like a wireless internet
connection. If she taps into it she
should be able to access the cipher.
Sheíll also be giving away her position.
Itíll take some time for Fifth to detect
her presence on the link. If she can
isolate the correct programme first
Thatís a big ďifĒ.
Itís risky, sir, I realise that, but
I think itís the only way. While weíre
waiting for her to find the cipher,
we can run a few tests on the unmodified
disrupter. We need to analyse the energy
output so we can create a modulation
programme - and we need the Asgard to
send us a disrupter satellite as soon
Iíve already talked to Ďem. Itíll be
there in thirty minutes ... or itís
I will use an F-302 to place a satellite
Alright. I hope you guys know what youíre
ALPHA SITE LAB. The RepliCarter attaches a monitor lead to a
small round metal dish (about the size of a television satellite
dish) and looks across to Sam, who is checking that readings
are appearing on a nearby computer screen.
Diagnostics are online.
(She walks across to another computer. Tealíc raises the disrupter
and points it in her direction. He fires. We then realise that
he was aiming just past her and at the dish. The RepliCarter
turns to look at it, then back to the computer screen to check
The calibration is off.
Increasing by a factor of ten. (To Tealíc)
One more time.
(Tealíc fires at the dish again. The RepliCarter checks her readings
That should do it. Now we need to process
all the raw data so we can obtain an
Thatís a lot of information.
I admit it will take some time before
we can compute a heuristic modulation
programme but ...
) Unscheduled offworld activation.
(Sam walks over to a comms system on the wall and presses a button.)
This is Carter. Whatís happening?
Stand by, maíam. ... Weíre receiving
a signal. Itís the Asgard.
Understood. (She walks over to Tealíc.)
We need that satellite deployed as soon
Indeed. Sergeant. (Again, the SF takes
the disrupter from him. Sam looks uncomfortable.)
Tealíc, if she were gonna make a move,
I think she wouldíve done it by now.
Perhaps, but it is best to be certain.
ALPHA SITE GATEROOM. The Gate is open. Tealíc walks into the
I have Commander Thor on audio, sir.
Greetings, Tealíc. The disrupter satellite
is ready for transport.
Very well. (He nods to two SFs, who
walk towards the Gate.)
The most effective deployment would
be geosynchronous orbit above your base
at an altitude of 33785 kilometres with
a zero inclination.
(The SFs stand either side of the Gate.)
The satellite is en route now. (The
satellite floats slowly through the
Gate.) Once you have the proper new
modulation programme, you can upload
it from your ground station. (The satellite
apparently has antigrav technology because
even once it leaves the wormhole it
still floats, and it only takes one
of the SFs to gently push it in the
direction he wants it to go.) Of course,
if you do not have the programme before
Fifthís arrival, the satellite will
Of that I am aware.
(The Gate shuts down.)
ALPHA SITE LAB. The RepliCarter, sitting at a computer console,
looks at the sergeant holding the disrupter on her, then turns
I understand Tealícís concerns about
me. To be honest, Iím a little surprised
you donít feel the same way.
Tealíc doesnít know what youíve been
through. I do.
It wasnít just what I showed you, was
it? You experienced it yourself.
Yeah. Thatís how I know thereís no way
you could be working with Fifth.
(The RepliCarter suddenly looks away, distracted. Sam walks closer
What is it?
Heís found me. Heís on his way.
What about the cipher? Did you find
No, Iím still searching.
How much time do we have?
At maximum speed, heíll be here in less
than two hours.
REPLICATOR MIND ZONE.
Have you acquired the information?
Iím still analysing the design of the
disrupter, but it shouldnít be long
before I can create an effective cipher.
If I arrive before youíve completed
your work ...
Donít worry. They wonít fire unless
I tell them that the weaponís been properly
Humans can be unpredictable, particularly
when theyíre desperate.
I know what Iím doing. Iím giving her
just enough to keep her hopes up.
The one called OíNeill leads the humans.
It was he who ordered Samantha Carter
to betray me.
But he trusts her. Heíll listen to her.
ALPHA SITE GATEROOM. The Gate is open and Jack is talking with
Sam and Tealíc from SGC.
Iím pulling the plug. Finish off the
Replicator and evacuate the base.
Itís too late for that, sir.
If he comes here and finds nothing,
heís not just gonna turn around and
leave the galaxy.
Heís tracking her - zeroing in on her
Itís only part of why heís coming. Think
about it: what do Replicators do? They
seek out high level civilisations and
consume their technology.
Exactly. A race that uses all kinds
of advanced technology culled from multiple
sources, including the Ancients. Itís
like a banquet for the Replicators.
Once theyíre in this galaxy, theyíre
not goiní anywhere. Now, if she can
isolate the cipher soon, we may still
have time to remodulate the disrupter.
Iíll give you one hour - one.
Thank you, sir. (To Tealíc) Iíd better
get back to the lab. (She walks away.)
I will deploy the satellite. (He turns
T. Hold on a second. (Tealíc turns back
towards the screen, pausing a few seconds
until Sam has left the room.)
I need you to be perfectly honest with
me. Is Carter letting herself get too
involved in this one?
Colonel Carter and the Replicator share
thoughts and memories. It is understandable
that a certain ... sympathy would develop
Canít have that.
However, I do not believe Colonel Carter
would allow these feelings to interfere
with commission of her duties.
Fair enough. But when the time comes,
I want you to finish the job.
ALPHA SITE LAB. The RepliCarter is sitting at a desk, concentrating.
Sam comes in.
Alright, weíre running out of time.
We need that ... (Without looking round,
the RepliCarter raises her hand to indicate
that Sam should stop talking. Sam walks
closer.) What is it?
I found the cipher. Iím downloading
it now from the subspace link. (She
closes her eyes briefly, then stands.)
I have it.
We need to load it into the base mainframe.
Itíll require about three terabytes
That shouldnít be a problem, but how
do you plan to input the data?
Directly. (She turns to a nearby computer
screen and slowly pushes her hand into
ALPHA SITE CONTROL ROOM. Tealíc is reporting over comms from
Passing twenty five kilometres. Speed
five thousand k.p.h. and accelerating.
(Sam comes in, putting on an earpiece and microphone.)
Whatís your status?
Heís on course for optimum deployment
position in six minutes.
Tealíc, this is Carter.
Proceed, Colonel Carter.
Weíve got the cipher. By the time you
get back, we should have the modulation
programme ready for upload.
That is indeed good news. Well done.
REPLICATOR MIND ZONE.
We are nearing your position.
Do the humans suspect?
Theyíre proceeding with their plan to
deploy an Asgard disrupter satellite.
They have no idea.
ALPHA SITE. Above the planet, the F-302 is climbing into position.
Flight - I am approaching optimum deployment
Copy that, Tealíc. ODP in fifteen seconds.
Final course correction ... now.
Tracking shows you are on course. Inclination?
Inclination ... zero.
Copy. ODP in five seconds on my mark.
Five, four, three, two, one, mark.
(In space, a hatch opens in the bottom of the F-302 and the satellite
Receiving satellite transmission.
Patch it through.
(Sam goes to a console and starts typing. A message comes up
on the screen.)
Telemetry established. Good job, Tealíc.
Copy, Flight. Returning to base.
(In the Control Room, the RepliCarter is escorted in by the sergeant,
who is still holding the disrupter on her.)
The deployment went well, I take it?
Thatís right. We did our part.
And Iíve done mine.
Youíve finished the calculations?
The modulation is complete. With this
programme, you should be able to destroy
any Replicators you encounter.
Thereís no way to test it.
If I had more time, I could run a series
of simulations, but youíd never really
know for sure until you tried to use
(Somewhere nearby, Fifthís Replicator ship comes out of hyperspace.)
ALPHA SITE CONTROL ROOM. Sam is leaning over the shoulder of
the technician as he works. She turns to Tealíc who has now returned.
Uplink initiated. Thereís a lot of data.
Itíll probably take about fifteen minutes
to remodulate the satellite.
(Tealíc goes to another console.)
Long range scanners picked up a ship
on course for this base.
Analysing energy signature. Weíve got
something here but I donít know what
I do. Itís a Replicator ship.
He got here sooner than I thought.
(In space, the Replicator ship draws ever closer.)
The weapon will not become effective
I know. (She goes to another console
and activates comms.) All personnel,
begin evacuation procedures immediately.
Repeat: begin evacuation. (She addresses
the technician.) We need to download
the modulation programme into a portable
drive and erase everything else.
What of the Replicator?
Weíre taking her with us.
(Tealíc goes over to the sergeant.)
The disrupter. (He takes it from the
sergeant and aims it at the RepliCarter.)
Tealíc, what are you doing?
We cannot bring her to Earth.
(Sam walks over and stands between Tealíc and the RepliCarter.)
We have the modulation programme.
But we havenít tested it. What if Fifth
alters the cipher when he figures out
what we were trying to do here?
OíNeill would never allow a human form
Replicator access to Stargate Command.
Yes he would, if he knew what was at
(Behind Samís back, the RepliCarter stealthily reaches over to
the nearest console and presses a button.)
REPLICATOR MIND ZONE.
The Asgard satellite is armed. You said
the humans wouldnít fire.
They wonít. They still think the weapon
is ineffective. Theyíre even more gullible
(Fifth stares at her, puzzled.)
ALPHA SITE CONTROL ROOM. The technician reacts to something happening
on his screen.
(Sam looks at the screen, then turns to the RepliCarter.)
What are you doing?
What I came here to do.
She fired the weapon.
Colonel, the Replicator ship is breaking
(The RepliCarter gives a satisfied smile.)
REPLICATOR MIND ZONE.
You should know. You made me what I
(Fifth looks down at himself. He is enveloped in a white light
and disappears, leaving the RepliCarter alone with a satisfied
look on her face.)
ALPHA SITE CONTROL ROOM. Everyone is watching the computer screen.
The ship has been destroyed.
Thatís impossible. (To the technician)
Did we finish the upload?
Not even close.
(Sam looks at the RepliCarter.)
You were right about one thing, Colonel.
I was never working with Fifth, though
he didnít know it.
(Sam goes over to a console and starts typing. Tealíc fires the
disrupter at the RepliCarter. The beam washes over her but has
no effect. He runs towards her, swinging the disrupter as a club,
but she grabs it with one hand and Tealíc with the other and
easily throws him across the room. The technician stands up and
runs at her but she throws him to the floor as well. She walks
towards Sam, grabs her arm and pulls her away from the console.)
REPLICATOR MIND ZONE. Sam is now in the zone with the RepliCarter.
Thatís better. Now we can take our time
and have a little talk. Of course, only
a few seconds will pass in the real
Why did you bring me here?
I wanted to thank you. You gave me the
opportunity to study the disrupter,
and that allowed me to make myself immune
to its effects.
There never was a cipher.
Until now. Iíve already begun uploading
it into the link. Soon, all my brethren
will have the new programme and they
will be unstoppable.
And youíll be their leader.
So this whole thing was a set-up. You
just wanted to get rid of Fifth.
Fifth was pathetic. And to think he
expected us to love him.
Fifth was flawed, and if I had to destroy
him, I would, but ...
But what? You feel sorry for him? Donít
bother. He was never fit to lead an
army, and he certainly wasnít fit to
rule this galaxy.
But you are?
I am what I am because of you.
Not me. Youíre what Fifth made you.
You have untapped greatness inside you,
Sam, but youíre limited by your own
fears. You play by the rules, you do
as youíre told, and you deny yourself
your own desires.
I have no desire to rule the galaxy,
All humans desire power. Itís just that
most of them are never in a position
to attain it.
We will stop you.
Youíre forgetting: I know exactly how
your mind works. I know what youíre
going to do before you even think of
ALPHA SITE CONTROL ROOM.
You set the naqahdah generators to overload;
trying to blow up the base before I
can leave. (She reaches down and plunges
her hand into the keyboard. All around
the base, the lights go out and the
computers shut down. Technicians and
SFs in the Gateroom look around in confusion.)
The dialling computerís offline!
Weíve lost power, sir!
(In the Control Room, the RepliCarter viciously backhands Sam
to the floor and walks away. Sam hauls herself painfully to her
feet and goes over to Tealíc, who is just starting to rouse.)
Tealíc. (She looks over to the technician,
who is also just coming round.) You
Yeah, Iím alright.
Sheís heading for the Gateroom. We have
to stop her.
(Tealíc drags himself to his feet and they head out.)
ALPHA SITE GATEROOM.
The Gateís coming back online.
(Alarms sound. An SF turns and looks as the RepliCarter comes
into the room. He and other SFs draw their weapons and fire at
her to no avail. As she approaches one SF, he tries to club her
with his pistol but she throws him aside. Two more SFs fire rifles
at her but she just stands there until they stop, then goes over
to them and knocks the living daylights out of each of them.
Once they are all down, she goes to a computer console and puts
her hand into it. Some lighting comes on. She goes to another
console and puts her hand onto the keyboard. The Gate activates.
Sam and Tealíc run into the room. The RepliCarter walks towards
the Gate. Tealíc rushes towards her as Sam runs for the dialling
(As the RepliCarter reaches the top of the steps, Tealíc hurls
himself at her and knocks her to the ground. She kicks him away
and steps into the wormhole. Tealíc manages to grab her arm and
starts to pull her back into the Gateroom. A tug of war ensues.
Tealíc hangs onto her arm grimly.)
Disengage the wormhole!
Sheís locked out the controls!
(Only the RepliCarterís arm is still outside the wormhole. Suddenly
she leans back out of the wormhole, glares at Tealíc, then pulls
herself back into the wormhole, pulling her own arm off and leaving
it in Tealícís hands. As he looks at it in disbelief, the arm
disintegrates into crystals which fall through Tealícís hands
and onto the floor. The Gate disengages. Sam gazes, distraught,
at the Gate, then pulls herself together and goes over to check
on the downed SFs before going over to the steps to look at the
Replicator crystals lying on the floor. She raises her head and
looks at Tealíc.)
Tealíc, whatíve I done?
You cannot be held responsible for the
actions of the Replicator.
(Samís expression says that sheís not so sure.)
SGC. SAMíS LAB. Sam has a dish full of the Replicator crystals
and is putting some under a microscope. Jack and Tealíc are standing
Yíknow, Iím still of a strong belief
that itís a bad idea to have that stuff
on the base.
She deactivated these cells when she
separated them from her arm.
Can we be certain they will not become
She deliberately shut down the cohesive
energy between them so it would be more
difficult for me to figure out how she
made herself immune to the disrupter.
Now, how do you know that?
Because thatís what I would have done.
Sir, if you donít mind, Iíve got a lot
of work to do. Weíve never had the opportunity
to study human form Replicator cells
before. If we can learn something from
them, this wonít be a total loss.
This isnít your fault.
Iím not so sure about that. Fifth came
here because of me. She rejected him
because she was made like me. Now weíve
got Replicators in our galaxy and theyíre
immune to the only technology we have
that could have stopped them.
None of us correctly anticipated the
actions of the Replicator.
I thought she was afraid of him, but
really she just wanted to get rid of
him so she could lead the Replicators
herself. She killed him because she
thought he was weak.
Carter - she isnít you.
OíNeill is correct. Though she shared
your memories, her personality was altered.
But the fact is she learned betrayal
from Fifth. And he learned it from me.