Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
SPACE. The International Space Station can be seen orbiting around
Earth. The voices of two male Russian cosmonauts can be heard
SGC. CONTROL ROOM. Sam and a female Russian technician are sitting
at the desk listening to the cosmonauts talking. Daniel comes
Whatís going on?
Itís our Russian team on the International
Space Station. Theyíre adjusting the
orbit to avoid some debris left over
from our ... little incident in Antarctica.
(The Technician asks a question of one of the cosmonauts, Anatole
Konstantinov, who replies. He looks out of a window, concerned
at what he can see, and speaks some more. [I donít know any Russian,
so havenít a clue what theyíre saying.])
(From an external viewpoint, a large piece of Anubisí mothership
drifts towards the Space Station. Inside the Station, the shadow
of the debris passes over Konstantinovís face, but he sighs with
relief as the debris misses the Station. He speaks some more.)
(Konstantinov says something more to the Technician, who glances
at Sam, embarrassed.)
He said, ĎIf the Americans wanna keep
blasting alien ships out of orbit, theyíve
gotta do a better job of tracking their
(Konstantinov speaks again, then the picture breaks up into static.
The Technician calls to him urgently while ďSignal LostĒ appears
on the screen.)
Whatís going on?
I donít know. We lost contact.
(From the exterior of the Space Station, we see the debris floating
off into the distance. Above the Space Station, however, a black
cloud floats towards the Station, then plunges in through the
JACKíS OFFICE. The desk is cluttered with papers and files. Jack
is writing as there is a knock on the door.
(An Airman opens the door to let in a man dressed in Russian
military uniform. He walks in and comes to attention.)
General OíNeill. It is an honour to
meet you, and may I say an even greater
honour to finally serve under your command.
Wow. That was a load. Who are you?
I am Colonel Alexi Vaselov, sir. I assumed
you were expecting my arrival.
Uh, yeah. Sure. Umm ... (he rummages
among the files and pulls one out and
flips it open) yeah, hereís the memo.
I want you to know, sir, that I personally
requested this transfer. After my many
years of service with Russian Air Force,
I feel confident that I can make a positive
contribution to Stargate Command.
If I may be so bold, sir, I understand
that with your recent appointment as
base commander, a position has become
available on SG-1. I would of course
relish the opportunity to serve on the
SGCís elite team.
Yes. You and everyone else on this base.
Colonel, not gonna happen.
I understand your reluctance, sir. If
you look at my record, I think it will
satisfy any of your concerns. I have
over three thousand flight hours on
more than thirty-five types of aircraft
and prototypes. In addition, I have
been awarded the High Order of Russia,
the Gold Star, the ...
Yes, thatís very impressive. Very. But
itís not gonna get you on SG-1.
Understood. I am of course willing to
accept a position on a different team.
Colonel, until you go through the proper
training, youíre not going anywhere
near that Gate.
Perhaps I could assume a role as a non-combat
observer on one of the exploration units,
It was nice meeting you. Very nice.
Youíre dismissed. (He gestures to the
(Vaselov comes to attention again, then turns and leaves. Jack
SAMíS LAB. Tealíc is talking to Sam and Daniel.
If all goes to plan, barring any unforeseen
circumstance, I will acquire possession
of my apartment on Tuesday.
So whenís the apartment-warming party?
(Tealíc looks at him enquiringly.) Uh,
when someone gets a new place itís customary
for them to throw a party.
Would I be required to prepare a meal?
No, make it pot-luck. Weíll all bring
Very well. Next Saturday.
(Jack walks in. Sam leaps to her feet.)
Iím only gonna say this once, Carter.
(Sam nods uncomfortably and sits back down.)
So howís the new job?
Oy! One crisis after another. This morning
the Mess got a shipment of Yukon Gold
potatoes instead of the usual Russets.
Oh yes! The Golds donít make for good
mash. Consistencyís all wrong.
(Daniel looks away, hiding a smile.)
I hear the new Russian colonel came
to see you Ė made a pitch to join SG-1.
Whatíd you say?
Told Ďem to make French fries instead.
About the Russian.
Oh. Well I made it clear he shouldnít
expect preferential treatment, that
heíd have to prove himself before Iíd
consider him for offworld travel.
He is one of the most highly decorated
officers in Russian military history,
and he has over twenty yearsí flight
And exactly no years in offworld travel.
Iím not gonna risk the lives of anyone
under my command on a slick rťsumť.
How ... uncharacteristically cautious
of you, sir.
Yes Ė thereís that.
And thereís also the fact that the Russians
must be pressuring you to put Ďem on
Yes Ė thereís that too.
You canít exactly blame them Ė we havenít
been making good on our promises.
We gave them their own team!
That was two years ago Ė what have we
done for them lately?
Forget it! Iím not putting him on SG-1.
Do you have someone else in mind for
the position, OíNeill?
So weíre sticking with the three-man
Why not? Itís one less decision I have
to deal with.
Thereís nothing in the regulations that
says an SG team has to be made up of
There you go. Problem solved.
(Daniel wiggles his head non-committally.)
In another room, Vaselov is dressing in camouflage gear. He looks
at himself in a full-length mirror, then glances down, concerned.
He pulls back his left sleeve to see lesions on his arm. He pulls
the sleeve back down. Someone knocks at the door. He goes and
opens it and Daniel is standing there.
Colonel Vaselov. (He offers his hand
Doctor Jackson. (He shakes Danielís
hand.) Of course. Come in. (Daniel comes
in and Vaselov closes the door). Your
reputation precedes you. Iím well acquainted
with your work.
I just wanted to come by and welcome
you to the neighbourhood.
Thatís very kind of you. I only wish
others were as open to my presence here.
Yeah, donít take General OíNeillís decision
Itís difficult not to. Frankly his attitude
is offensive. It leads me to wonder
he if knows the Cold War is over.
Yeah Ė his attitude has nothing to do
with your being Russian. Heís an equal
opportunity offender. (He laughs nervously.)
And I am supposed to find this comforting?
Uh, he doesnít respond well to outside
Our nations are supposed to be partners
in the Stargate programme.
Yes, Iím well aware of the deal, Colonel,
I helped broker it.
Well then you more than anyone can understand
Okay, what you have to realise is, um,
Colonel OíNeill ... General OíNeill
just assumed command of this facility
and, uh, and heís got a lot on his plate.
Quite frankly, making demands on him
right now is just bad timing on the
part of your government. (Vaselov blinks,
looking faint.) Colonel? (Vaselov leans
against a bureau behind him, then sinks
to the floor.) Colonel? (Daniel rushes
CORRIDOR. Vaselov is on a gurney being wheeled to the infirmary.
Daniel follows along behind.
INFIRMARY. The gurney arrives. Doctor Brightman walks over.
I dunno. We were just talking and all
of a sudden he just collapsed.
Alright. I know youíre scheduled to
go offworld. Weíll take care of him.
(She and the medics wheel Vaselov away.
Daniel looks at his watch, then leaves.)
CORRIDOR. We are seeing through the eyes of someone or something
Ė the view is slightly dark and misty as the someone or something
moves along the corridor.
ISOLATION ROOM Ė OBSERVATION ROOM. Jack walks in and goes over
to Doctor Brightman. Vaselov is in bed in the Isolation Room
Howís he doiní?
Confused. Apparently the last thing
he remembers is being in Russia. He
doesnít know where he is or how he got
here. Heís also exhibiting certain physical
symptoms which have me concerned. He
has lesions over forty percent of his
body and a highly elevated white blood
count which indicates some sort of infection.
Is he contagious?
Itís a distinct possibility. Sir, we
need to examine everyone whoís been
in contact with this man.
GATEROOM. The Gate whooshes. At the bottom of the ramp, Daniel
is waiting with SG-11. The team head up the ramp. Just as they
reach the top of the ramp, the Gate closes down.
Daniel! (Daniel turns and looks up at
him.) Report back to the Infirmary.
(Three of the members of SG-11 have already left the ramp. As
the last member walks down the ramp, Daniel grabs him round the
neck from behind. Two of the other members of SG-11 draw their
guns and aim at him.)
Open the Gate! (Jack looks bewildered.)
Do it, now!
(Jack grabs a pistol from one of the airmen in the Control Room
and runs for the Gateroom. One of the members of SG-11 raises
his gun higher. Daniel shoots him. He then turns and shoots the
other one. Jack comes round the corner of the doorway, aiming
his pistol at Daniel. Daniel, with the SG-11 member still held
around the neck, hustles the man down the ramp. As he reaches
the bottom of the ramp, Tealíc, standing in the other doorway,
zats the pair of them. They collapse to the floor. As Tealíc
walks forward, Daniel forces himself up onto his knees and looks
at the pistol he dropped. Tealíc aims his zat again.)
(Daniel grabs the pistol and aims it towards Jack. Jack shoots
him in the shoulder. Daniel falls to the floor, not unconscious
but unable to move.)
A SECOND ISOLATION ROOM. Daniel lies unconscious in bed as SG-1
and Doctor Brightman are in the Observation Room.
Heís lost a lot of blood but his life
is no longer in any immediate danger.
The members of SG-11 insisted he seemed
perfectly normal. (To Jack) Did you
notice anything peculiar about him,
I thought it odd he was shooting up
He reacted immediately after the Gate
was shut down.
Why was he so desperate to go through?
Does he have any of Colonel Vaselovís
No lesions yet, but that may just be
a matter of time. He does have an elevated
white blood count.
Yet Colonel Vaselov displayed no unusual
That doesnít necessarily mean theyíre
not something from the same condition.
If an infection reaches the brain, it
can manifest itself in a variety of
ways, from memory loss to full-blown
You donít think itís a coincidence?
Seems unlikely, sir. I think thereís
a high probability that we have a contagion
on the base.
CONTROL ROOM. Jack comes in and goes to the technician at the
Contact all teams that are offworld.
Tell them that the SGC is off limits.
Have them proceed to the Alpha site
til further notice. Effective immediately,
the SGC is under lockdown.
On the surface, alarms sound as the big door closes.
CORRIDOR. Doctor Brightman is walking along. Sam joins her.
Hi. Howís Daniel?
Heís still unconscious but heís improving.
Heís responding well to treatment and
his white cell count is coming down.
What about Colonel Vaselov?
Itís not so good. Weíre treating him
with antibiotics but his condition is
deteriorating. Until we know more about
the source of the infection thereís
not much else we can do.
Well, since it started with Vaselov
we can be pretty sure it didnít come
through the Gate.
Iím waiting to hear back from the Russians
about possible sources of the infection
from their end.
Anyone else showing symptoms?
Not yet. (She walks away.)
VASELOVíS ISOLATION ROOM. Tealíc is sitting at the end of Vaselovís
bed and looking through some printouts. Vaselov wakes up.
How is he? (Tealíc looks up.) Doctor
Jackson. Doctor Brightman told me what
His condition is improving.
And your condition?
Not so good. But not so bad as the time
I went drinking with General Darshkevich
in Novgorod. That was worse headache.
(Tealíc smiles and nods.) Doctor Jackson
is good friend of yours, yes?
Indeed he is. Despite what you are thinking,
you bear no responsibility for what
My presence here has resulted in the
quarantine of this entire complex.
Had you remained in your homeland, you
would have faced a similar situation,
only in a different setting Ė again,
through no fault of your own.
Perhaps. But at the moment I canít be
sure of anything.
Has your memory not yet returned?
In my dreams I have begun to see flashes
Ė glimpses of these past few days: walking
these halls, talking to people Ė and
yet itís as if I am not even here. Iím
just a helpless observer inside my own
INFIRMARY. Brightman is with Sam and Tealíc. She hands a file
One month ago Anatole Konstantinov fell
ill after completing a tour on the International
I remember. We monitored the mission.
We lost contact for almost thirty seconds
and we never figured out why.
Well, I donít know if theyíre connected
but he died less than a week later in
a Moscow hospital. Now, officially the
cause of death was renal failure but
unofficially the Russian authorities
havenít a clue what killed him.
You think it might be our mystery disease?
Among the symptoms he exhibited were
memory loss, skin lesions and a highly
elevated white blood count.
Is there any connection to Colonel Vaselov?
Apparently Vaselov visited Konstantinov
in the hospital just before he died.
They were old friends Ė they served
together in the Russian Air Force.
Why didnít they tell us this?
The Russians determined that Konstantinovís
condition wasnít contagious. He came
into contact with many people between
the time he returned to Earth and the
time he checked into the hospital but
no-one else ever showed any signs of
Makes it an oddly selective disease.
Perhaps we are not dealing with a disease
at all. Colonel Vaselov possessed only
vague random memories of his time at
Stargate Command, and yet the instances
he could recall he described himself
as a mere observer to the actions of
Like being host to a symbiont.
Yeah, but tests ruled out the possibility
of a Goaíuld.
Could we be looking at some other form
of alien possession?
Yeah, itís possible Ė an entity capable
of moving from individual to individual.
Might explain some of the inconsistencies.
If thatís true, it could be in anyone
right now. (The phone rings. Brightman
answers it.) Hello? ... Iíll be right
there. (She hangs up.) Danielís awake.
DANIELíS ISOLATION ROOM. The door opens and Doctor Brightman
and the rest of SG-1 walk in. Daniel is sitting up on the side
of the bed, his left arm in a sling.
Will someone please tell me what the
hell is going on?!
Youíre recovering from a gunshot wound.
You have no recollection of the incident?
No! Who shot me?
Donít ... change the subject. What do
Uh, I went to see Colonel Vaselov and
right in the middle of our conversation
he collapsed and I went to help him
and ... thatís it.
You donít remember accompanying him
to the Infirmary?
No! ... (Suspiciously) Who shot me?
(Sam looks embarrassed and glances towards Jack. Tealíc looks
inscrutable as usual. Jack glances back and forth between Sam
and Tealíc, then looks at Daniel. Daniel takes a breath and stares
as he realises who shot him.)
You were shooting up the Gateroom.
You wounded two guards. We think we
may be dealing with a Foothold situation,
specifically an alien entity capable
of taking over human hosts, not unlike
the Goaíuld, and it seems to be able
to travel from person to person.
Although at present we have no knowledge
of how this is possible.
(Daniel stares off into space.)
(Daniel has a flashback of himself shooting one of the airmen
in the Gateroom. The view is slightly dark and misty.)
It was Anubis Ė or rather, Anubis was
Anubis is dead.
No heís not Ė and heís here on the base.
BRIEFING ROOM. Jack, Sam and Tealíc are there.
Youíd think that getting blasted outta
orbit woulda slowed the guy down.
According to Daniel Jackson, Anubis
surrendered his mortal form when he
was ascended, only to be cast down by
the Ancients. As a result he exists
purely as an immaterial being.
See, in the past when we encountered
Anubis, the physical form we were seeing
was actually a forceshield designed
to contain his essence. When it was
destroyed, that essence was released.
Anubis was trapped in Earthís orbit,
inhabiting debris from his ship, millions
of light years away from his power base.
So he hitched a ride on a cosmonaut?
Yes, sir, and then abandoned him for
No doubt attempting to escape through
Why doesnít he just use his ... freaky,
super-cosmic powers and just ... (he
gestures towards the ceiling) ... go?
Doing so would alert the Ancients and
only serve to bring down their wrath
See, in order to interact with the physical
world, he has to get himself a new shield,
but he canít do that here on Earth.
Heíll need a body to dial the Gate and
Eventually, Anubis will attempt escape
Well, heís on the base, obviously not
going anywhere. (To Sam) Tell me thereís
something we can do.
Well, as a matter of fact, sir, I think
INFIRMARY. There is a queue of personnel waiting outside. Sam
walks past them and into the Infirmary where Daniel and Vaselov
have now been transferred to adjoining beds. She goes over to
Whatís going on?
General OíNeill has ordered compulsory
physicals for all the SGC personnel.
Weíre operating under the assumption
that retaining Anubisí essence exacts
a physical toll on the carrier. You
were only exposed for a couple of hours
but your body reacted as though you
were fighting off an infection.
So whoeverís retaining his essence should
start showing symptoms.
Yeah, thatís the theory.
What about Vaselov?
Well, (she draws the curtain between
Danielís and Vaselovís beds) his is
a more extreme case. He was exposed
for over a week, thatís why his symptoms
are more advanced.
You mean with the lesions and the ...
Yeah, itís actually more than that.
His entire immune system was affected.
But Anubis is out of him Ė he should
start getting better, right? (Sam bows
her head.) Sam?
Doctor Brightman says heís not responding.
She thinks the exposure may have simply
gone on for too long. The damage is
Oh, there has to be something we can
do for him.
We can help him manage the pain, thatís
In a corridor, we see Anubisí point of view as he walks around
in someoneís body. The view is slightly dark and misty. The view
segues into ...
JACKíS OFFICE. Jack is on the phone.
I said the situation was contained Ė
I did not say it was resolved. ... No,
I canít do that. Command will stay under
lockdown until I decide otherwise. (Doctor
Brightman comes to the door. He beckons
her in.) Yes, sir, it is my call. ...
Yes, sir. (He hangs up.) Pentagon. Getting
a little antsy.
Theyíre not the only ones. We got a
bunch of very anxious people out there.
Yeah, Iíll bet. (He gestures for her
to sit down, and sits down himself.)
What can I do for you, Doctor?
Itís concerning Colonel Vaselov. His
condition hasnít improved and heís not
responding to treatment. Unless circumstances
change, Iíd give him a week, two weeks
Iíll inform the Russians.
Thank you, sir. (She leaves.)
INFIRMARY. Vaselov wakes up to find Daniel standing at the foot
of his bed, his arm still in a sling.
Oh, Alexi, sorry, I didnít mean to disturb
No, no, Iím glad to see you are up and
about. Are you being discharged?
Yeah Ė Doctor Brightman caught me stealing
jello from the other patientís tray
so she kicked me outta here.
Doctor, (he takes the oxygen tube out
of his nose) I wonder if you could do
me a favour. (He reaches over to the
trolley beside his bed and takes out
an envelope.) I have a sister in Briansk.
When the lockdown has ended, could you
see that she gets this?
The nurses have been careful not to
say anything. That is always a bad sign.
Please. (He gives the envelope to Daniel.)
Da. You know, in Russia, we have a saying:
(he speaks Russian, then translates
it) The cord may coil long, but an end
will appear. That holds true for everything
in this world, myself included. I accept
In the kingdom of hope, there is no
I prefer that one.
Da, itís a nice saying.
Iíll come see ya. (He smiles, and puts
the envelope back on the trolley before
turning to walk away. Then he stops
as he gets another flashback. He is
lying on a gurney as heís being wheeled
from the Gateroom. Doctor Brightman
and a female nurse, Lieutenant Evans,
are walking either side of the gurney,
looking down at him.
His pulse is weak.
Heís lost a lot of blood. Doctor Jackson,
can you hear me?
(The flashback moves on. Lieutenant Evans, now gowned and masked,
is standing near him as he reaches out to grab her arm. The black
cloud that we saw outside the International Space Station comes
out of him and goes into Evans. She jolts, then puts down the
clipboard she was holding and walks away. End flashback.)
(Daniel is still standing with his back to Vaselovís bed, who
looks puzzled about why he hasnít moved.)
Lieutenant Evans. Heís in Lieutenant
COMMISSARY. Lieutenant Evans comes out of the Commissary with
a tray of food, only to find four airmen standing aiming guns
at her. Afraid, she drops the tray and raises her hands.
INTERROGATION ROOM. Sam and Lieutenant Evans are sitting at either
end of a table.
I was examined by Doctor Brightman a
couple of hours ago. She said I was
Itís possible you havenít started manifesting
(In an Observation Room off the Interrogation Room, Jack is watching.)
Colonel, I would know. If something
like that happened to me, I would know.
Iím not lying.
Lieutenant, tell me what you did Tuesday
I donít understand.
Just tell me. (Evans thinks for a while.)
I donít know.
You donít know.
I canít remember.
(Sam nods, and looks up to the Observation Room. In that room,
the door opens and Tealíc comes in.)
OíNeill. I have been informed that Airman
Malcolm McCaffrey has missed a scheduled
appointment at the Infirmary. He remains
(Jack exhales deeply, then speaks into the microphone.)
Carter. (He leaves the room. Sam gets
up and leaves the Interrogation Room.)
Various scenes of airmen searching the base. One airman walks
round a corner and McCaffrey grabs him and throws him into the
wall, knocking him unconscious. McCaffrey grabs the airmanís
pistol and runs off.
In another corridor, Jack, Sam and Tealíc are walking along.
Major Kearney contacts Jack over the radio.
Yeah. OíNeill here, go.
This is Major Kearney. Iíve got a wounded
man here claims he was jumped by Airman
McCaffrey. We think heís headed for
the Control Room. Advise caution, General
Ė target is armed.
On our way.
Alarms sound as McCaffrey walks towards the Control Room, shooting
the guard standing at the bottom of the steps. He runs up the
steps, walks over to the technician sitting at the desk and jams
the gun in his back.
Dial the Gate.
(Jack and the others run up the steps. Jack zats McCaffrey, who
collapses to the ground. The black cloud rises up out of him.
Everyone raises their weapons but the cloud whisks off and through
JACKíS OFFICE. Daniel comes to the door and knocks.
Mind if I come in?
Youíre not supposed to be walking around.
Itís my arm. (He sits down.)
You were shot.
I know Ė you shot me.
Not the point.
Look, I heard what happened. Anubis
is still here.
Daniel, he can pass through walls. Heís
welcome to leave the base at any time.
He has to go through the Stargate, otherwise
heís trapped on Earth.
Yeah. Well, thereís not much we can
do. Canít kill him.
Canít catch him.
We let the Ancients deal with him.
Yes Ė because theyíve always been so
If he uses his powers as an Ascended
being, heís breaking the rules. They
will take action. (He winces and clutches
his shoulder.) We just have to, uh,
take away his other options.
Uh-huh. I assume you have a plan?
(Daniel just looks at him. Jack gazes back enquiringly.)
BRIEFING ROOM. Sam and Daniel are standing and addressing Jack,
Tealíc, Kearney and another airman who are all sitting down.
Anubis has now made two attempts to
get through the Gate. Now in both instances
we were able to stop him but thereís
no guarantee weíll be so lucky the next
time. We have to take steps to make
it as difficult as possible for him
to access the Stargate.
To that end, weíre proposing a division
of the facility into three separate
sections designated Zones 1, 2 and 3.
(A computer model of the base comes
up on the screen behind her.) Power
to the Gate has been shut off and will
no longer be accessible from the Control
Room. Instead, it can now only be re-established
from a relay centre located here in
Zone 1. The Control Room, Gateroom and
surrounding areas have been designated
Zone 2. Intermediate corridors linking
the two zones will be sealed. Corridors
linking directly to the Gateroom will
also be sealed. The only means of unsealing
these corridors will be from a Security
Control Centre located here in the section
designated Zone 3.
All personnel will be restricted to
one of these three zones. Standing food
and medical supplies will be divided
amongst the three sections. Doctor Brightmanís
team will be split into three units
and continue monitoring personnel through
daily physical examinations. Now no-one,
not even General OíNeill, will be permitted
access to a neighbouring zone until
Any questions so far?
(Kearney raises his hand.)
With all due respect, Colonel, given
everything we know about Anubis, do
you really think this is going to stop
(Sam looks at Daniel.)
The point is to make it impossible for
him to get through the Gate in the body
of any one person. Now, when he realises
he canít get out that way, heíll have
no choice but to risk revealing himself
to the Ancients.
Various scenes of the division of the base into its zones. Jack
and Tealíc are in the Gateroom. Sam is in the new Security Control
Centre. All around the base, doors close down. As the final door
comes down in Zone 1, Siler reports in on the radio.
Zone 1 secure.
(Sam watches Siler on the monitors as he reports in. Behind her,
another door closes.)
Zone 3 secured.
(Near the Control Room, Jack watches as the final door comes
Zone 2 secure. Good luck.
INFIRMARY. A nurse checks on Colonel Vaselov and gives him another
CONTROL ROOM. Tealíc, standing guard at the desk looking out
into the Gateroom, turns and walks away as his shift ends. Two
guards go with him, and two more guards come forward to start
JACKíS OFFICE. Jack is on the phone.
ZONE 3. Sam and some guy walk along the corridor looking at a
JACKíS OFFICE. The phone rings. Jack answers it.
OíNeill. ... Yes, Mr President. ...
Y-Yes, sir, itís six days without incident.
... Yes, all SG personnel present and
accounted for. ... (Tealíc comes to
the door and raises his hand to knock,
but stops when he sees that Jack is
on the phone.) No, no-one has shown
any physical symptoms, sir, but that
doesnít mean Anubis is gone. (He gestures
to Tealíc to come in. He covers the
phone and whispers.) Itís the President.
(He uncovers the phone.) Well, yes,
sir, of course I understand the importance
of the programme but I would be ...
I understand, sir ... Hello? (He hangs
up.) Iíve got twenty-four hours to re-establish
(he makes air-quotes) Ďnormal Gate operationsí.
It was unreasonable to assume the lockdown
could be maintained indefinitely.
Yeah, I suppose. (He thinks.)
Jack broadcasts to the base over the tannoy system. We see various
peopleís reactions around the base as he speaks.
Attention all personnel. This is General
OíNeill. I know the current situation
has been tough on all of you. Youíve
been cut off from your families, your
homes; youíre wondering how much longer
this can go on. But the fact is, thereís
a threat on this base that cannot be
allowed to escape. Knowing that, the
President has authorised me to maintain
this lockdown indefinitely. Weíve only
got food enough for another month, so
weíll find a secure way to bring supplies
down from the surface. In the meantime,
I suggest you all get comfortable. Weíre
not going anywhere.
Somewhere on the base, inside an Ė as yet Ė unknown member of
the SGC, Anubis is on the move.
ZONE 3. Sam walks to the door of the Security Control Centre
and speaks to the two guards outside.
I need to run a diagnostic.
(One guard swipes his card while the other one opens the door.
The three of them enter the room. Sam types onto a couple of
consoles, then takes the zat gun she had hidden in her trousers
and zats the guards. She types some more, then heads out. Walking
along the corridor, she meets Daniel.)
(Sam zats him. He collapses to the ground.)
Back in the Security Control Centre, a computer screen shows
that a countdown for ĎSection 3í has almost finished. As it ends,
a security door slides open and Sam comes through, zatting the
guard on the other side.
Daniel, his face contorted in pain, gets up and unsteadily makes
his way to the Security Control Centre.
Sam is in a room labelled ďHigh VoltageĒ, presumably the Zone
1 Relay Centre. There are zatted guards lying outside. As she
finishes what sheís doing, the lights go out all over the base,
then come back on again. In the Infirmary, Vaselov sits up slightly,
looking around puzzled. Sam heads out of the Relay Centre.
In the Security Control Centre, Daniel walks in and finds the
two airmen recovering from their zat blasts. He goes over to
the computer, which is on the last couple of seconds of a countdown
for ĎSection 1í. On one of the security cameras, he sees a door
open and Sam walk through. He grabs his radio.
Tealíc, this is Daniel.
(Tealíc is in the Control Room.)
Proceed, Daniel Jackson.
Anubis has got Sam. Sheís headed your
Another door opens and Sam walks through. As she heads off down
the corridor, the door closes behind her.
Alarms sound and airmen run through the corridors. In one corridor,
an airman rounds a corner and is zatted by Sam. She kicks a second
airman into the wall and runs at him, struggling with him. A
zat blast goes off and Sam and the airman collapse. Jack is nearby
Ė he was the one who zatted her. He walks cautiously towards
her. Anubis rises up out of her and floats above her. Jack looks
SECURITY CONTROL CENTRE.
Anubis tampered with the security system
Ė he set up a sequence of timed commands.
Weíre trying to override but weíre not
having much luck.
Keep me posted. (He spins and aims his
zat as Kearney and another airman run
around the corner behind him but lowers
it as he realises who they are. He addressed
the airman.) Keep an eye on Ďem. Kearney,
youíre with me.
Jack and Kearney reach the room that contains the self-destruct
device (last seen in ďMenaceĒ).
(Jack swipes his card through the reader. The door opens and
they go in. Jack walks to one end of the device.)
(Jack takes a chain from around his neck.)
Ready your key. (Kearney hesitates.)
Major, base security is being compromised.
Ready your key. Thatís an order.
(Reluctantly, Kearney takes his own key from around his neck.)
Yes, sir. (He goes to the other end
of the device. Jack puts his own key
into the lock and types a command on
the keypad. Then he looks up to Kearney.)
Counting down Ė on three, two, one,
turn. (He turns his key.)
(The five minute countdown begins.)
Elsewhere in the base, Sam is being escorted under guard.
Five minutes til self-destruct.
(Sam turns to the guard behind her and elbows him ferociously
in the face before running off.)
In the self-destruct room, Kearney comes around from the end
of the device, not looking happy.
You did good, son. (He zats him, then
takes his pistol before heading off.)
INFIRMARY. Vaselov is lying in bed as alarms sound and the tannoy
Four minutes til self-destruct. Four
minutes til self-destruct.
(Making a decision, Vaselov starts to get out of bed, ripping
out the various drips in his arms.)
CONTROL ROOM. Sam comes in. A guard spots her.
(Tealíc turns and aims his zat at her.)
Come no further.
Tealíc, you have to give me access to
the base computer. Someone activated
the self-destruct Ė let me shut it down.
You are infected.
I was infected. Anubis left me for someone
Of this I cannot be certain.
Tealíc, Iím not Anubis. Itís me, Carter.
(Tealíc looks at her, unsure.)
Three minutes til self-destruct.
(Tealíc shuts down his zat.)
(Sam sits down at the computer and types.)
Self-destruct aborted. Self-destruct
(Sam smiles up at Tealíc.)
In a corridor, Vaselov is staggering along.
CONTROL ROOM. On the computer, another countdown begins and a
message flashes up saying, ďRemote Dialling SequenceĒ.
Someoneís activated the Gate.
(The Gate starts to dial out.)
(Daniel calls from the Security Control Centre.)
Tealíc, this is Daniel. I think Anubis
is headed for the Gateroom.
Iíll see if I can override the dialling
(The side door of the Gateroom opens and Jack walks in, goes
to the bottom of the ramp and faces the Gate.)
GATEROOM. The Gate whooshes. At the same moment, Vaselov charges
in and, with a cry of effort, throws himself at Jack and knocks
him to the ground. Jack drops the pistol and Vaselov grabs it
as they both stand up. Vaselov points the pistol at Jack.
Niet. You need a body to go through
the Gate. Take mine. (Jack looks at
him.) Take mine or Iíll kill us both.
(Jack jolts as Anubis comes out of him. Jack falls backwards
to the ground, and Anubis plunges into Vaselov. Vaselov judders
for a moment, then opens his eyes and looks up at the Gateroom
triumphantly. Then he turns and walks through the Gate. The Gate
Sam and Tealíc hurry into the Gateroom to check on Jack, who
Iím OK. Ish.
(Sam and Tealíc help him to sit up. All three of them look at
He got through, didn't he?
Sort of. (Jack looks at her.) I was
able to override the established dialling
sequence and input an alternate address.
I sent him to KS7-535 instead.
(Sam nods in agreement.)
KS7-535. A few yards from the Gate, Vaselov, dressed only in
his hospital pyjamas, is kneeling in deep snow. Itís snowing
hard, and as the camera pulls back, there is no sign of a DHD.