"NEW ORDER II"
Robert C. Cooper
SGC. GATEROOM. Resume.
We are political dignitaries! How dare
you prevent us from leaving!
Sending ships here to attack us is an
act of war, and a foolish one at that,
given what our defences are capable
My lord did not order such action.
Then undo it. Tell the System Lords
to call the ship back.
The decision they have made is one of
desperation, forced upon them by your
unwillingness to help. Persuading them
to change course can only be done in
With a full Council vote.
Even if I did believe you, all good
faith is out the window at this point.
Youíre our prisoners. Take them away!
(Guards escort them out of the Gateroom.)
THORíS SHIP. The ship exits hyperspace at Orilla. An Asgard appears
on the viewscreen.
Greetings. Tealíc, this is Penegal of
the Asgard High Council.
I regret to report that the debris from
the destroyed Replicator ship cannot
be contained. We were unable to prevent
countless Replicator blocks from raining
down on Orilla. They have already begun
replicating and infesting our systems.
Control of the city is in jeopardy.
Should you not consider evacuating your
That is no longer possible.
There are too many. We carried numerous
stored minds aboard the computers of
our ships when we fled our homeworld.
When Orilla was finally found, we were
able to place those minds into cloned
bodies so that we could build our new
The Replicators have already infected
systems needed to save those minds.
If we lose this battle, they will perish
along with their bodies, taking with
them the hopes of the Asgard race.
Orilla is the last chance of ever rebuilding
Then we must find a way to save it.
EARTH. PROMETHEUS. Prometheus is orbiting the Earth. A female
officeroccupies the chair on the bridge formerly held by Major
Gant. Colonel Pendergast is in the big chair.
Sir, sensors are detecting an alien
vessel. It exited hyperspace fourteen
thousand kilometres out, eight degrees
None yet, sir. Vessel is the size of
a Goaíuld mothership, closing fast.
Visual range in six seconds.
Hold your position. Prepare to fire.
Four, three, two, one.
Onscreen, maximum magnification. Open
a channel Ė broadcast on all frequencies
and translate into Goaíuld.
This is Colonel Lionel Pendergast of
the United States Air Force Prometheus.
Unidentified vessel, failure to reply
will constitute an act of aggression
and we will respond with the full force
of our weapons.
(Tealíc appears on the viewscreen.)
That will be unnecessary.
(Pendergast and his crew grin in relief.)
I offer greetings from Thor, the Supreme
Commander of the Asgard fleet. We are
aboard the ĎDaniel Jacksoní.
SGC. BRIEFING ROOM. The System Lords are under guard. Doctor
Weir comes in.
I have just received word that the Asgard
have arrived. They want to witness the
demonstration of our new Ancient defence
technology that you have forced us into.
Thereís still time to call off the attack.
We would also like to witness the demonstration.
(Daniel comes up from the Control Room.)
Your ship isnít coming. It was destroyed
en route by Baíal. The collective forces
of the System Lords are bowing, and
youíre losing the war.
And so are you.
(A transporter beam envelops Daniel and he appears on ...)
Our new colony is in grave jeopardy.
The Replicators escaped from the time
dilation device and are threatening
to destroy the Asgard.
OK, so what can we do?
Thor believes the Ancient knowledge
stored in OíNeillís mind may be the
key to defeating the Replicators once
and for all.
Jackís frozen down in Antarc ... (Thor
operates a control and Jackís body appears
in a stasis capsule on the bridge.)
... tica. (He walks over and looks down
at Jack, then turns to Tealíc.) As I
was saying, whereís Sam?
She was captured by the Replicators.
Their ship was destroyed.
BEDROOM. Sam wakes up in a pretty sunlit bedroom. After looking
around in confusion, she sits up, and we see that she has long
hair and is wearing a nightdress. She gets out of bed and walks
across to the mirror on the closet door, staring at herself in
KITCHEN. Sam, now dressed in slacks and a short-sleeved shirt,
comes downstairs into the kitchen and looks around.
OUTDOORS. Now wearing a coat over her clothes, Sam comes out
and investigates. A dog comes over to greet her and she strokes
it before walking on. Horses can be heard neighing nearby. She
walks over to where a pony is grazing in a paddock by a barn.
She hears somebody coming out of the barn and turns to look.
Hey, sleepyhead! Didnít think youíd
ever get up! It *was* kinda a long night,
huh?! (He nudges her as he walks past
Whatís up? Are you OK? Something wrong?
What do you mean?
*This!* What are you doing here? What
am *I* doing here?! Where the hell *is*
That was good. You had me Ė you really
had me! Of course, Iíve been up since
five feeding the pigs and chickens.
No, Pete, honestly, I donít ...
What? You donít what?
Think this is real.
You hungry? Iím starving. Címon, weíll
go inside, Iíll whip you up some pancakes.
You donít understand. This isnít happening.
The last thing I remember, I was onboard
a Replicator ship. This is just another
way of screwing with my mind.
OK, hereís what I got. This is not SGC,
itís Montana. Nothing weird happens
here Ė not like youíre used to. A year
ago you left the Stargate programme
because of mental stress, and because
you wanted to be with me and a farm
full of really stinky animals. Since
then youíve been seeing a shrink because
you canít seem to shake the nightmares.
Youíve had a bad one, OK? Thatís it.
(He kisses her.) Did that feel real?
Then snap out of it. OK, pancakes, or
do I have to call the doctor?
I *am* kinda hungry.
Good. (He grins.) Címon.
THORíS SHIP Ė THE DANIEL JACKSON. The ship is in hyperspace on
its way back to Orilla. Thor walks towards the stasis capsule.
What are you gonna do?
Iím going to merge OíNeillís mind with
the shipís computer.
To do that, youíre gonna have to defrost
him first, right? I bring this up because
he was near death when we froze him.
Hopefully the pod will sustain his life.
What other choice do we have?
Well canít you just save him, like the
last time this happened? Just wipe the
Ancient knowledge from his mind.
And lose any chance of finding a means
to defeat the Replicators.
You have no right to risk his life.
I believe OíNeill would approve.
We canít make that choice for him, no
matter whatís at stake. Canít you just
extract the Ancient information into
the shipís computer? Then we can all
benefit from it, even learn how to use
the Ancient weapons on Earth.
You cannot even begin to comprehend
the extent of what was unfolding in
OíNeillís mind. Our scientists, long
ago, extracted parts of the Ancient
library of knowledge and learned much
from it. But we have been studying it
for as long as I can remember, and *we*
have barely scratched the surface.
So weíd be looking for a needle in a
A haystack of infinite size.
I am hoping OíNeillís conscious mind
can provide us with a direct conduit
to the information we need.
SGC. OSHUíS CELL. Doctor Weir comes in.
You requested to see me?
You must let us go.
I donít have to do anything at this
point. If thatís what ... (she turns
If your attempt is to extract information
from us, you should know I will die
before I say anything, and nothing my
master says can be trusted.
Look, no-oneís decided what to do with
Anubis was over-confident, and he still
needed the bulk of his armada to keep
the System Lords at bay. The fleet he
used to attack Earth was small compared
to that which Baíal will command should
he defeat the System Lords. He will
rule the galaxy. No weapons will be
powerful enough to stop him.
What would you have me do?
Free us to fight, or Ė if we must Ė
die with honour.
THE DANIEL JACKSON.
He is not well.
I told you.
The process of interfacing his mind
Hello. Testing, testing. One, two. One,
two, one, two, testing. Helloooo? Is
this thing on?
OíNeill, can you hear us?
Hey! Hey, guys! Whatís goiní on?
Your mind has been interfaced with the
The name of Thorís ship is ĎDaniel Jacksoní.
(Daniel looks aghast.)
All the information in the shipís computer
is available to you.
Ah, right, here we go. Ah, this is cool.
I can pretty much do anything I want,
(The lights go on and off several times.)
What? Oh. Sorry.
(The lights come back on.)
If you wish, you may appear to us as
(Even before he finishes speaking, a hologram of Jack appears.)
Itís a little weird. But yeah, Iím OK.
At least youíre not speaking Ancient.
Actually, the computer is translating.
Ah. (He walks over to the stasis capsule
and looks down at himself.) Iíve never
There is not much time, OíNeill.
Thorís planet ...
I know. Shipís log.
Can you help with the Replicators?
Already on it.
Daniel, the computer recorded the whole
conversation. Thanks for your concern.
Talk amongst yourselves. (The hologram
SGC. CAMULUSí CELL. Camulus is sitting on the bed. Weir walks
Iíve discussed the situation with my
superiors Ė weíve decided to let you
I must admit, that comes as a surprise.
Well, it seems we havenít had much success
interrogating Goaíulds in the past.
It was made apparent to me youíre much
more use to us fighting Baíal. (She
turns to leave.)
You know my name.
This may come as a surprise to you.
Oh, Iím not sure anything can surprise
me at this point.
I wish to request asylum.
Well, seems I was wrong again.
My fleet was destroyed before I came
here Ė of the many, among the first
to fall. I have nothing left with which
to fight. The only thing waiting for
me through the Stargate is shame and
torture. So it is not true that I would
be more useful to you out there. Perhaps
I could be of some use to you here.
MONTANA FARMHOUSE. Sam and Pete are finishing breakfast.
Thanks. That was great. (Pete picks
up the plates and takes them to the
sink.) Tasted very real.
Hey, I was thinking we could go into
town tonight Ė have dinner, see a movie.
Come on, you canít really expect me
to just play along.
I gave up my job for this! I gave up
my *life* for you!
See, that is definitely not Pete.
How patient do you expect me to be?
Nothing you say is gonna convince me.
I know who you are, I just donít understand
why. What do you want from me? Why are
you doing this?
(Pete walks towards her and, as he does, transforms into Fifth.)
Because I love you. (He smiles sweetly.)
THE DANIEL JACKSON. Thor and Tealíc are looking at a monitor.
What is it?
I am unsure. It seems OíNeillís mind
is building something, virtually, in
conjunction with the shipís computer.
(He and the others look at the stasis
capsule.) I do not know how much longer
his life can be sustained.
Jack, can you hear me?
(Alarms go off.)
I must revive him now.
Wait! Not yet!
(Thor operates controls which remove the Ancient knowledge from
Jackís brain, then revive him. The lid of the stasis capsule
slides open and Jack opens his eyes and immediately lifts his
hand to his head.)
Oy! What a headache!
Take it easy. Youíve been through a
(Jack takes his hand away from his head and looks at Daniel,
then realises that heís on an Asgard ship.)
Er, whatís the last thing you remember?
Getting my head sucked by one of those
damned Ancient head-suckers. And something
about twins. (He looks at Tealíc.) Tealíc
Ė whatís with the hair?
Thor. You got aspirin?
You should feel better momentarily and
your memory will slowly return.
(Jack nods, then looks at Tealíc again.)
Tealíc Ė whatís with the hair?
(Tealíc opens his mouth but Thor interrupts.)
The specifications for the device you
created remain in the computer. I believe
I can synthesise it.
(The device appears on the bridge.)
Sweet. What is it?
We donít know, but you made it.
You accessed the Ancient knowledge in
your mind and instructed the shipís
computer to design it.
Doesnít mean I know what it is.
It was doubtful at best that he would
remember. The knowledge of the Ancients
Alright, let me have a look. (He climbs
out of the stasis capsule but his legs
buckle. Daniel and Tealíc support him
on either side.) Ah, got legs. Iíve
got it, Iíve got it. (His legs become
steadier as he shakes them out. He walks
closer to the device and looks at it,
then taps part of it.) Yeah. I got nothing.
(The ship comes out of hyperspace. Penegal appears on the viewscreen,
though the image is broken up with static.)
Penegal, I am relieved you are still
able to communicate.
It may not last long. Were you able
to procure a means of fighting the Replicators?
Possibly. It still requires more research.
You should know those infesting the
colony are behaving in an organised
fashion unlike any Replicators we have
Perhaps they are being controlled by
a human-form leader who has yet to reveal
If a human-form Replicator survived,
itís possible Sam survived too, isnít
It is also possible the old-version
Replicators created a new human form
to lead them as before.
Yeah, but thereís a chance. Can you
scan the planet for life signs?
We already have. There are none. (His
transmission breaks up and disappears.)
Penegal, can you hear me? (No response.)
We have lost contact.
Did you really think you could convince
me that this illusion was my life? That
I would just accept it?
If it was something you wanted badly
enough in your mind.
Is that why you tortured me for so long?
So I would want this as an alternative?
No, I tortured you because I was mad.
Why do you think I hated you so much
for what you did to me? From the first
moment we met, when you let me inside
your mind, I saw you like no-one else
Human emotions can be very overwhelming.
The fact that you feel anything at all
is a miracle. It makes you very special.
Iím glad you see that.
No, you donít understand. I could never
be happy this way.
Then you will be unhappy for a very
(We see where Sam really is Ė in a Replicator facility, held
against the wall by Replicator blocks covering almost her entire
body. Only her head is free, and she is staring off into space
as she lives the fantasy that Fifth has created for her. Near
her head, Replicator bugs stand guard.)
SGC. GATEROOM. The Gate is open. Doctor Weir stands at the foot
of the ramp as Yu, Oshu and Amaterasu come in and walk up the
ramp. Oshu turns his head and nods slightly to Weir in acknowledgement.
She returns the nod. Amaterasu turns near the top of the ramp
and walks back a few steps.
Make sure Camulus knows he will forever
be branded a traitor and a coward. (She
turns and follows Yu and Oshu through
THE DANIEL JACKSON. Thor and Daniel are looking at the device
that Jack built.
Can you make it work?
To be honest, I am still unsure of exactly
what *it* is.
(Daniel turns and looks at Jack. Jack shrugs.)
Donít look at me.
(Aegir appears on the viewscreen.)
Thor, this is Commander Aegir of the
Valhalla. We have lost contact with
Aegir, communications are down. What
have you to report?
We have located what appears to be the
remains of a human-form Replicator floating
in space. It obviously survived the
destruction of its ship. By all appearances,
it is currently inactive.
Use caution, Thor. (The transmission
What are you gonna do?
(Thor walks over to the control console.)
Where are you goiní?
I am going to transport it aboard.
We must learn the location of the human
form controlling the Replicators on
(The human Replicator is beamed into the capsule. Itís badly
damaged, frozen in space. Itís male, but isnít First or Third
from ďUnnatural SelectionĒ.)
Anybody recognise him?
Is it dead?
Hopefully not completely. All Replicators
are linked by a sophisticated communication
system. If we can use this one to tap
into the network, we will be able to
see what any of the Replicators can
And if he wakes up, this pod gonna hold
Then perhaps there is no great wisdom
I will transport it back into space
if necessary, but we must take the risk.
(Tealíc picks up his rifle from a nearby console and primes it.)
Good. (He goes to the nearby crate and
picks up two more rifles, handing one
to Daniel. A distorted image appears
on the computer screen.)
Replicator communication data. I am
searching for any references to other
You canít just keep me here forever.
Yes I can.
No matter what you do, I will never,
ever participate in this fantasy. (Fifthís
head jerks up.) What?
THE DANIEL JACKSON. The picture on Thorís computer screen becomes
a little clearer. Amid the distortion, Sam can be seen.
(Thor zooms the picture in, and everyone can now clearly see
Sam trapped in the Replicator blocks.)
Can you pinpoint her location?
She is in a small Replicator structure
on the planet. It is some distance outside
the colony, near a rich vein of neutronium.
They must be using it to create more
I thought the ship was destroyed.
At least one of the human Replicators
must have separated from the main ship
with Major Carter prior to exiting hyperspace.
(The map disappears. Thor looks over to the human Replicator
in the stasis capsule, which opens its eyes and looks over at
the crew. Then all the damage on its body disappears.)
Beam it out!
(The transporter beam activates but the Replicator doesnít move.)
I am trying. It has made itself resistant.
(The transporter beam shuts off, and
all power goes down.) It has breached
the internal barrier and interfaced
with my shipís computer.
(The lid of the capsule slides open and the Replicator climbs
out. Jack, Tealíc and Daniel fire at it repeatedly but the Replicator
takes all the blasts. It looks down at the bullet holes in its
body, and all the holes heal. Tealíc throws himself at the Replicator
but it throws him aside, snatching his rifle at the same time.
It primes the rifle and aims at Daniel. As it fires, Daniel dives
for cover. Meanwhile Jack runs over to the device he created.
He picks it up, aims it at the Replicator and fires. The Replicator
disintegrates into tiny bits, even smaller than the usual single
blocks. Thor, who had ducked behind the control console, comes
back up again and looks at Jack, who shrugs.)
Had to do *somethiní*.
(The power comes back on. Tealíc walks over to the pile of crystals
which are all that is left of the Replicator and retrieves his
It seems to have permanently disrupted
communication between the individual
cells, rendering each one inert. We
explored such a technology in the past
with no success.
Great. I mean, we can use this thing
to whack the rest of those bugs?
Even better, OíNeill. Now that I have
seen what the device does, I may be
able to modify a larger version to broadcast
a disruption wave over all of Orilla.
Well, good. While youíre doing that
I cannot transport you inside the Replicator
ship on the planet. Their defences prevent
it. But I can get you close.
Close is good.
Take this, so we may communicate.
ORILLA. FOREST. Jack, Daniel and Tealíc are beamed down. Jack
has the Ancient Replicator-busting device. They make their way
through the trees. A Replicator crawls down a tree behind Tealíc,
who turns and blasts it into bits. More Replicators appear and
Daniel and Tealíc fire at them until Jack can turn his device
on them and obliterate them.
Whoís your daddy?!
Stop! (The surviving Replicators scamper
towards him.) If you harm me or any
more of my brethren, I assure you Major
Carter will die instantly.
(SG-1 reluctantly lower their weapons.)
THE DANIEL JACKSON. The ship is now flying low over the planet.
OíNeill. I have successfully modified
my ship to emit a massive disruption
(In the Orilla forest, Fifth has disappeared again.)
Excellent! I knew you could do it.
It is fifty percent charged. If this
works, you will have saved the Asgard
Iím real happy for you. Iím extremely
proud, but we got a little bit of a
problem down here. Fifth detected our
approach and he claims he can kill Carter
Hey, I know what youíre gonna say. Her
life was already sacrificed, and youíve
got your whole planet to worry about.
But Iíve got problems too.
(The sound of approaching Replicators can be heard.)
Hang on a second. (To Daniel) What?
(They all listen as the sound of approaching Replicators gets
This could be very bad.
(Hundreds of bugs appear, both the small bugs and the big ones
with wings, and converge on SG-1. As they reach the team, however,
they rush straight past, all headed in the same direction.)
What are they doing? Itís like theyíre
running away. Thor, are you ready yet?
What is happening, OíNeill?
You must stop them, OíNeill. The weapon
is not yet ready. They cannot be allowed
to escape. (His screen shows that the
weapon is 75% charged.)
Come on. (They head off after the Replicators.)
MONTANA FARMHOUSE. Sam comes out of the house looking for Fifth.
I know you can hear me! Whatís happening?
Fifth, where are you?!
(Fifth appears out of nowhere behind her.)
We must leave.
Theyíve found a means to fight us.
The Asgard? How?
The one you call OíNeill.
So many of us are left in the city.
We cannot wait for them. They will be
Donít expect me to be sorry.
Your friends. They are killing ...
(We see Tealíc and Daniel firing their weapons at the fleeing
Replicators, then Jack uses his Ancient weapon and hundreds of
them crumble to nothing.)
... trying to stop us.
Trying to save me.
No. They do not care about you. I told
them I would kill you if they did not
stop. (His attention is distracted again
as he receives input from the other
(On Orilla, SG-1 finally catch up with the fleeing Replicators
and find where theyíve been headed. They are building themselves
into a Replicator-shaped (i.e. bug-shaped) spaceship.)
Then why donít you kill me? You know
why my friends wonít stop just to save
Because they know, when it comes right
down to it, I would rather be dead than
be trapped like this forever. No matter
what you feel for me, I will *never*
love you back. Kill me if you want,
but if you have even one shred of humanity
in you, if you really truly love me,
youíll let me go.
(Fifth thinks about it, his eyes full of tears.)
ORILLA. The Replicator ship jumps into the air, curls its legs
under itself and shoots into hyperspace. Moments later, Thorís
Replicator-buster comes to full power and he activates it. The
beam washes over the planet.
OíNeill, the weapon worked. Reports
from the colony say all the remaining
Replicators have been neutralised. While
the ship did escape, at least we have
an effective means of fighting them
Yeah, well, at least thereís that.
OíNeill Ė I am detecting a fourth lifesign
in your immediate vicinity.
(The team spread out looking for Sam.)
(Tealíc finds Sam lying on the ground.)
(Jack and Daniel run over as Tealíc helps her to sit up.)
Glad to see you, sir.
SGC. WEIRíS OFFICE. Elizabeth is packing her stuff into boxes.
Jack comes to the door and knocks.
Colonel, come in. How are you feeling?
Not bad. Havenít had the urge to go
anywhere or build anything lately.
Well, you have been given a clean bill
of health as far as the finest medical
professionals on *this* planet are concerned.
Well, what do they know?! (He sits down.)
The President asked me to extend an
invitation to you. Dinner at the White
Do you know what theyíre having?
I donít think Iíve had the chance to
personally thank you yet.
You risk your life over and over, and
ask for nothing in return.
Well, donít be fooled. Iím makiní a
Well I doubt very much thereís anything
that could properly repay you.
Are you goiní somewhere?
As a matter of fact, the President has
asked me to supervise the research of
the Ancient outpost. Itís gonna be a
bit of a delicate situation, given all
the various international claims already
being made on the site.
Sounds right up your alley.
Yeah, well, much more so than this job.
Does that mean Hammond will be coming
No. General Hammond is being promoted.
Heíll be overseeing all things relating
to Earthís defence on behalf of the
Pentagon and Washington Ė the SGC, the
303 programme, the Antarctic site. Unofficially
itís being called Homeworld Security.
Any idea who weíre gonna be stuck with?
The Pentagon has convinced the President
that there is one man who could run
the SGC and make it politically viable
from an international perspective, despite
the fact that he is part of the American
Do we *know* this ... shrub?
Well, *you* know him rather well ...
Brigadier General Jack OíNeill.
Brigadier ... (He pauses.) Itís on my
I should be clear Ė (he stands) Iíd
like the promotion, pay cheque and the
parking spot. But I donít really wanna
be in charge of anything. No.
Well, sadly, all those things kind of
go together. So I guess you have some
thinking to do.
I *hate* that.
SGC. DANIELíS OFFICE. All of SG-1 are there.
Maybe you should break it down into
the pros and the cons.
Iíve spent my whole life sticking it
to the man. If I do this, Iíll *be*
the man. I donít think I can be the
Youíll be inheriting a pretty big can
of worms with the state of affairs out
If Baíal truly is on the verge of dominance
of the System Lords, we face a formidable
Plus who knows where and when Fifth
and the other Replicators will turn
Here on Earth weíve never been under
so much scrutiny as we will be be now
that so many governments know about
Iíve never had a desk.
Thatís, a, uh ...
For the record, sir, you *do* have a
(Jack looks surprised.)
On the flip side of the coin, thereís
the fact that nobody knows how this
place should be run better than you.
Why thank you, Daniel.
With a little guidance from your good
friends and advisors, of course.
If you donít take the job, we could
end up with someone much worse. (Jack
looks at her. She cringes.) OK, that
didnít come out right.
I, for one, will miss you accompanying
us on our missions, OíNeill.
Yeah, now, see, Iím not sure Iím ready
to give that up either Ė sitting back
watching you guys go off and have all
Risking our lives in the face of grave
Well, Iím sure thereíll be situations
in which you can accompany us in the
Youíll be in charge Ė you can do whatever
Iíll be able to do whatever I want.
(Daniel, Sam and Tealíc look worried.)
Within reason, sir.
SGC. GATEROOM. The handover ceremony is taking place. Sam, Daniel
and Tealíc are at the foot of the ramp, with other military personnel
ranged across the floor under the Control Room. Elizabeth Weir
walks up to the podium at the top of the ramp.
Although my time here has been brief,
it has been without a doubt indelible.
I will remember every one of you, and
I thank you all for your hard work.
Iím not one for long goodbyes, so without
further ado it is with great pleasure
I introduce you to your new commanding
officer, Brigadier General Jack OíNeill.
(The side door opens and Jack, in his new uniform, walks in.
Everyone comes to attention. Jack walks up the ramp to the podium
as Elizabeth walks down to stand with the rest of SG-1.)
At ease. You all know how much I *love*
speeches, so Iíll make this short. I
wish I could say I didnít owe anything
to anyone, but the truth is I wouldnít
be standing here if it wasnít for the
courage and support of each and every
one of you. I hope I can be as good
a leader as weíve had in the past, and
as good as you deserve.
Hear, hear! (He starts to applaud. Everyone
else joins in.)
The other reason I took this job was
so I could do really cool stuff like
this: it is with great pride that my
first order of business as commander
of this base is the announcement of
the promotion of Major Samantha Carter
to Lieutenant Colonel.
(Applause. Sam looks delighted and embarrassed. Jack jerks his
head at her, mouthing ĎCímereí at her. She walks up the ramp.)
(The ceremony continues as Walter reads the commendation.)
The President of the United States has
placed special trust and confidence
in the patriotism, integrity and abilities
of Major Samantha Carter. Major Samantha
Carter is promoted to the grade of Lieutenant
Colonel, United States Air Force.
(Jack has finished pinning on Samís new insignia and they now
salute each other.)
Lieutenant Colonel Samantha Carter.
(Applause.) Now, raise your right hand
(she does so) and repeat after me: I,
I, Samantha Carter ... (fade out)
REPLICATOR SHIP. The ship has now taken the form which it had
earlier in the episode. Inside, Fifth stands and watches as a
bunch of Replicator bugs swarm over a place on the wall.
Donít be afraid. I know the first moment
of consciousness can be frightening.
I will show you everything, share with
you all I know. You have no idea how
happy I am we were able to collect enough
(A naked human figure steps out from the wall and stands with
its back to us. Fifth steps back and gasps at the sight of it.
It is female, and has short blonde hair. [Can you guess what
it is yet, boys and girls?!])
We have much time to share. We must
search for a new home for our brethren
to propagate. It will pass quickly for
us, though. Soon enough, *everyone*
will know. (He reaches out to touch
its face.) Together, we *cannot* be
(We finally see the face of the new human Replicator. Itís an
exact replica of Samantha Carter.)