Paul Mullie & Joseph Mallozzi
Scenes from Desperate Measures are shown.
Carter, in her hospital jammies, is
desperately trying to get a locked door
open when Adrian Conrad comes up behind
in a wheelchair. She whirls around and
points a gun at him and asks him who
he is and why she is there.
Jack and Harry are driving in an SUV
discussing that Harry had been paid
three million dollars for a symbiote
he acquired from the Russians.
Teal'c, Daniel, and Hammond are sitting
around the conference table in the briefing
room as Janet hands out folders and
tells them that Adrian Conrad is suffering
from Burchart's Syndrome and that there
is no cure. Teal'c replies, "Except
the healing powers of a Goa'uld symbiote."
Jack is holding a gun on the Goa'ulded
Conrad in the steam tunnels beneath
the hospital when he is shot by Simmons.
Simmons tells Conrad, "You want to live;
you come with me."
Simmons is standing, talking to Conrad,
who is sitting at a table. Simmons and
Conrad are negotiating for information.
Conrad tells Simmons he has nothing
that equals the value of the information
he can provide. Simmons replies, "I'm
not so sure about that."
WHAT APPEARS TO BE A BUSINESS MALL. SAM IS WALKING DOWN A SIDEWALK
TOWARD A SILVER CAR (DEFINITELY NOT THE CAR WE HAVE SEEN HER
DRIVING IN ASCENSION). A MAN AND WOMAN HURRY TO CATCH HER AS
SHE BEGINS TO PUT THE ITEMS SHE IS CARRYING IN THE BACK SEAT
OF THE FOUR-DOOR SEDAN. THE WOMAN IS CARRYING A MICROPHONE ATTACHED
TO THE CAMERA THE MAN IS CARRYING.
"Major Carter. My name's Julia Donovan.
I'm with Inside Access. I was wondering
if I could have a few minutes of your
"I'm a little busy right now."
"Actually, your name came up in connection
with a story I've been working on. Over
the past two years, several billion
dollars of taxpayer's money has been
dumped into a secret government project
called Prometheus. In fact, it's so
secret, the government appropriated
the money without the usual Congressional
oversight, which...I think my viewers
might find rather interesting."
"I'm sure they would." (She gets into
the car and puts on her seatbelt.)
"Actually, I thought you might find
this particularly interesting." (She
holds up a small piece of metal. Sam
pauses as she is turning the key to
look at the metal.) "It's a metal alloy
called Trinium. Supposedly, it's being
used in connection with Prometheus.
I had my experts analyze it. They said
it's unlike anything they've ever seen
before....at least on this planet."
(Sam gives her a puzzled look at that
last comment.) "Sure you wouldn't care
to comment now?"
GENERAL HAMMOND'S OFFICE
Sam and Hammond are discussing her encounter with the reporter.
"To tell you the truth, sir, I didn't
know what to say. She caught me completely
"You did the right thing, Major. Our
official policy is to deny everything."
"Unfortunately, in this case, I don't
think it's gonna be good enough."
"Do you believe the sample of Trinium
"It's hard to say for sure, sir, but
just the fact that she knew the name
indicates we've had a serious breach
"The Pentagon's already initiated an
investigation. We've tapped Ms. Donovan's
phone and e-mail accounts and we're
tracking her movements."
"Where is she now?"
"She left Colorado Springs at 0930 this
morning. She changed planes in Denver
en route to JFK. I'm sending Major Davis
over from Washington to talk to her."
"Do we know when this report's scheduled
"In four days."
Julia is riding in a limo, talking on a cell phone.
"No, Tuesday's no good. I've got an
interview with the Chinese Ambassador...and
then on Wednesday, I fly out for the
G-8 summit." (She pauses as she notices
the car slowing and looks forward.)
"I'll call you back." (She hangs up
the phone and then speaks to the driver.)
"Why are we stopping?"
Just then, Davis opens the door and slides in next to her.
"What is this?"
"Major Paul Davis, United States Air
"If you came to intimidate me out of
running my story, it's not going to
work. Just the fact that you're here
tells me it's too important to let go."
"Oh, it's more important than you know."
"Here comes the national security speech."
"No, No...no speech. Just a simple fact:
you run that story; you endanger people's
"All right...you tell me what Prometheus
is and I'll reconsider."
"I don't think so."
"I'm serious. I have unconfirmed reports
that it's some kind of fusion reactor.
They're building it out in the desert."
"Where'd you hear that?"
"I'm not ready to reveal my source."
"Ms. Donovan, by revealing classified
information, your source is violating
about 17 federal laws."
"Is that a confirmation?"
"It's a warning."
"You should know, Major, I've made arrangements.
If anything happens to me, the report
"Have a good evening, Ms. Donovan."
(He exits the limo.)
Davis and Hammond are walking together toward Hammond's office.
They talk as they are walking.
"She's stubborn, sir."
"Do we know where the leak came from?"
"We're working on it, but so far, we've
got nothing." (They enter the office
and Davis closes the door.) "It could
be, uh, anything from a...technician
working on the project to Senator Kinsey."
"How much does she know?"
"She thinks Prometheus is some kind
of fusion reactor."
"Then maybe we don't have a problem."
"She also has a money trail, Sir, and
the Trinium. Now, if she can get that
much, odds are she can get a lot more."
"This is General Hammond. Get me the
Julia walks into a conference room.
"Al, we need to talk about this production
schedule..."(She looks up to see Sam
and Davis seated at a table with Al.)
"What the hell is this?"
"Take it easy, Julia."
"No. If you think you can kill my story
by going over my head to my producer,
"Just sit down, please." (She reluctantly
takes a seat.) "The head office has
decided that, for the time being, it
is in their best interest not to run
"You mean they caved."
"It was a personal request from the
President to the Chairman of the corporation
that owns this network."
"I don't believe this."
"We're going to need all the material
you have on this story. Tapes, notes,
"You can't force me to give you anything..."
"Actually, we can...but we were just
hoping that you would cooperate, given
that your story is dead."
"You see, that's where you're wrong.
All I have to do is make a couple of
phone calls to some foreign broadcasters.
I'm sure they'd be very interested."
"I'd advise against it."
"Okay, Okay...look, maybe there's a
compromise here. Whatever this thing
is...I figure it's too big to stay secret
forever. Am I right? Eventually, you're
gonna go public. You let Julia take
a camera crew to document Prometheus,
top to bottom. When the time is right,
we get a world exclusive."
"I don't think so."
"Everyone'll sign a non-disclosure agreement,
including me. The video tape will be
the property of the United States Air
Force...you'll be in complete control."
"Forget it! They're gonna sit on this
thing for 50 years."
"Julia, when the President of the United
States kills your story, that's it.
Game over. You go foreign with this,
they could charge you with treason."
SG-1 and General Hammond are sitting around the briefing room
conference table with Davis.
"Do you think that she would really
go through with it?"
"We have no way of knowing and the fact
is, we can't take the chance."
There's also the question of where she's
getting her information. If we kill
the story without plugging the leak,
there's no guarantee this won't happen
all over again."
"What are you suggesting?"
"Once Ms. Donovan left the meeting,
her producer agreed to reveal the source
in exchange for a tour of the facility."
"The Pentagon feels this is the best
way to contain the situation. Once we've
confirmed we have the source, we destroy
all video tape and any related materials."
"So, essentially, we're just double-crossing
"We have no choice."
"Without any hard evidence, the only
place she'll be able to run the story
is in the tabloids."
"This...is an insanely bad idea."
"The decision has been made. Major,
I want you and Jonas to take care of
Sam, Jonas and two guards wait out in front of a small red and
white checked building that is surrounded by a chain-link fence.
Two vehicles approach. Al and Julia get out of one vehicle and
three men and a woman get out of the other.
"This is Jonas Quinn. He'll be joining
us on the tour."
"I guess a couple billion dollars doesn't
buy what it used to."
"You'd be surprised."
Sam leads the way through the fence to the building. One of the
guards opens the red outer door of the building while Sam punches
in a code to open the inner elevator doors. Sam, Jonas, Julia
and Al step inside the elevator. The two guards wait behind to
accompany the three man and one woman film crew.
"How far down are we going?"
"Several hundred feet."
They reach their destination and Julia steps out of the elevator,
followed by Al. Julia doesn't go very far before she stops and
stares in amazement at the site before her.
"This is Prometheus. Otherwise known
as the X-303."
The camera pans to reveal most of a very large (compared to the
cargo ship and death gliders) ship.
"I hope you brought a lot of tape."
They walk toward the Prometheus.
ABOARD THE PROMETHEUS
Sam leads her small group, which has now been joined by the other
six, through the corridors of the ship toward the bridge.
"This is a joke. It would take at least
20 Saturn rockets to get this thing
off the ground, let alone into orbit"
"Prometheus is the third in a series
of designs that incorporates both human
and alien technology."
"You're saying little green men helped
you build this?"
"Actually, they're gray. All the key
systems were reverse engineered from
a ship that crashed 100 miles north
of Fairbanks, Alaska in 1978. It was
only in the last few years that our
technology evolved to a point where
we could take advantage of what we had."
(She gestures for them to continue through
a doorway onto the bridge. She hangs
behind, momentarily, with Jonas).
"Better than Roswell." (She gives him
a small grin. He raises his eyebrows
and follows her onto the bridge.)
"It doesn't look very alien to me."
"The controls are all standard design.
Some of the key systems use crystal
technology rather than wires and chips.
The hard part's making them compatible."
"All right. Let's set up in here. I'd
like to see more."
Sam leads Jonas, Julia and Al back off the bridge. The two guards
stay behind to watch over the camera crew.
"The ship will be capable of reaching
orbit in under 30 seconds."
"What about G-forces?"
"Well, if the inertial dampeners and
artificial gravity are functioning properly,
it shouldn't feel like much more than
a ride in a fast elevator."
"How long until this thing is ready
"It'll be a while. A number of the support
systems are still being assembled."
BACK ON THE BRIDGE.
The film crew is taking equipment out of bags. We see the female
set a laptop on one of the control consoles. Then we see a camera
man pull a Zat out of the tape compartment of a camera. He looks
over at the woman, who takes a cover off a panel on the pedestal
of the control console. A guard notices what she is doing.
"What are you doing?"
As the guards walk around to check out what she is fiddling with,
the cameraman zats both guards. She continues to establish a
link between her laptop and the control console.
BACK IN THE CORRIDORS.
Sam leads her group into another room.
"What is this?"
"The engine room."
Julia and Al walk up to some windows to peer down on the engines.
They are several decks below. The engine room spans several decks
"How fast does it go?"
"Using sub-light engines, the ship can
accelerate to 110,000 miles per second.
It's over half the speed of light."
"Of course, it's nowhere near fast enough
to achieve interstellar travel. For
that, we need the hyperdrive." (He points
in their direction.)
BACK ON THE BRIDGE.
The other two crewman are dragging the guards away. The camera
pans up to the laptop which is running a lot of lines of code
on the screen. The woman is sitting at the control console, operating
BACK IN THE ENGINE ROOM.
Sam is watching her guests when she hears one of the controls
beep. She walks over to look at the display and sees the message
"simulation interrupted....system busy" displayed. Jonas notices
"What is it?"
"I'm not sure. The computer was running
a series of hyperdrive simulations,
but they've been interrupted."
"So, there are other tests scheduled
for today." (She walks over and picks
up a handset off the wall.) "Engine
room to the Bridge. Seargent Gibson,
this is Major Carter, come in." (She
returns the handset.)
"Maybe the comm system isn't finished
"Mmm...I'll go check it out. Keep an
eye on these two."
She leaves the engine room and Jonas smiles at his two guests.
We see the two men who had dragged the guards away walking across
the bridge with pistols, then the woman working on the control
"I think I've got it. We're in business."
"Go get the others." (They nod to him
and leave with their pistols as he hands
another communication device to the
Sam is walking toward the bridge when she comes upon the two
"Aren't you supposed to be on the bridge?"
"We had a little trouble with the equipment.
We're gonna need to get another battery
from the truck."
Sam notices Crewman 1 reaching for his pistol. She backhands
him across the face with her right hand, continues the spin to
her right and kicks Crewman 2 in the chest. Then she kicks Crewman
1's gun out of his reach and starts running back the way she
had come just as the Cameraman comes up from behind the Crewmen
and tries to zat Sam. The chase is on.
Meanwhile, in the engine room, Jonas is noticing things on the
computer panels. He starts accessing the computer and Julia comes
up behind him to observe.
"What is it?"
"Someone's trying to lock down the ship.
I can't stop them, but I think I can
slow 'em down."
BACK IN THE CORRIDORS
Sam is running out of space.
"Where is she?"
Sam ducks into a small room and codes in the close door sequence.
The door closes just as they get to the room. Crewman 2 flick
wires that are hanging out of where the exterior door controls
Jones, come in."
"I need you to seal a room for me. Charlie,
Jonas has complete his work on the computer. Jones notices the
change on her computer console.
"Full diagnostic? No, no, no."
Jonas then pulls out a crystal control panel and removes a blue
"What is that?"
"The control crystal." (He hides it.)
"This is Major Carter. Can anybody hear
me?" (There is no response.) She curses
silently and then begins looking around
the room. There is a lot of equipment
and other stuff laying around in it.
The Cameraman and two Crewmen walk in the door, weapons raised.
Jonas, Julia and Al raise their hands and back up slightly.
"What the hell's going on?"
"Over there." (Gesturing and directing
the trio back behind the control console.)
"Smith, come in."
"Yeah, go ahead."
"We've got a problem. The computer's
been tied up with a diagnostic program.
I need you to shut it down."
"The controls are frozen."
"If you don't close that problem, I'm
not going to be able to establish a
lockdown and we're gonna be overrun
"He removed, the control crystal." (Walks
over and takes the blue control crystal
from the place Jonas had hidden it.)
"Al, what're you doing?"
"It must link the computer to the alien
She is finding some useful equipment. You can see a plan formulating
as she looks it over. She goes to work by first taking the cover
off the communication panel.
Meanwhile with Al's help, Crewman 2 has been successful at stopping
Jonas' diagnostic program.
"There we go."
"They're activating the hyperdrive generators.
"While we're on the ground? Is that
such a good idea?"
"No, it's not." (Jonas sees that Crewman
2 has been successful at activating
the engines.) "Unless you're deliberately
trying to create an overload."
"I don' t understand."
"The hyperdrive generators create an
enormous amount of energy and if it's
not channeled into creating a hyperspace
window it can cause some serious problems."
"You mean it could explode."
"With enough force to turn the entire
state of Nevada into a smoking crater,
"That's right, but I wouldn't worry
about it. As long as our demands are
met, it won't come to that."
A command post has been established outside the red and white
building. A tent covers the command area and troops are seen
being deployed. Also a vehicle arrives and we see Jack jump out
and begin shouting.
"Major Davis! What the hell happened?"
"At approximately 0900 this morning
the X-303 was put into lockdown mode.
At 0920 we received a communication
from someone inside the ship informing
us that they had destabilized the hyperdrive.
They're threatening to blow it."
"I don't believe it! I do not believe
"We're getting energy readings that
confirm an overload building in the
"This is supposedly the most secure
facility on the face of the planet!"
"We think it was the camera crew, sir."
"Did anyone bother with a background
"Yes, sir! And they were clean! The
cameraman was a decorated Marine in
Somalia! Every member of that crew has
been at the network for well over a
year, sir! This plan has obviously been
in the works for some time."
"Sir, we receiving a transmission. It's
from the highjackers."
"Patch it through!"
Jack and Paul head under the tent to listen to the transmission.
"This is Major Davis, go ahead."
"I assume, by now, you've confirmed
the status of the hyperdrive. So you
know we're not bluffing."
"What do you want?"
"You're currently holding two prisoners
we want released: Colonel Frank Simmons
and Adrian Conrad. You have exactly
three hours to deliver them, or we blow
up your ship."
She has jerry-rigged a communication device from the equipment
found lying around.
"This is Major Carter. Can anyone hear
me?" (She tries another frequency.)
BACK AT THE COMMAND POST
"Yes, sir. Perfectly clear, sir. We're
doing everything we can. Thank you."
(He hangs up the phone.) "The joint
chiefs are calling an emergency meeting."
"Sir, I'm picking up on a signal from
inside the ship...but it's on a different
"Patch it through."
"Repeat...this is Major Carter. Is anyone
Jack walks around and up to the microphone.
"Carter, it's O'Neill, what's your status?"
"I'm locked in the storage room on deck
seven." (Jack motions for the soldier
to get a map.)
"What happened in there?"
"It was the T.V. crew. They had a Zat."
"Major, the highjackers are demanding
the release of Adrian Conrad and Colonel
Simmons. We believe this is a rogue
NID operation." (They all look at the
map to see where Sam is located.)
"Carter, is there any chance they can
get that ship off the ground."
"It's not finished, sir. It could lose
"Will it fly?"
"Major Carter, the sublight control
relay is right above you on deck eight.
If you can get to it and sever the connection,
that'll ground them for sure."
"I found a plasma cutter in here, but
it'll take me a while to get through
the Trinium alloy."
"We have less than three hours to deliver
the prisoners or they blow the ship."
THE ENGINE ROOM
Julia and Jonas are sitting on the floor. Al is pacing. The other
men are standing around.
"Al, why are you doing this?"
"They're paying me."
"We're supposed to be friends."
"They're paying me a lot."
"Hey, you know there's only two ways
off of this ship, don't you? Hand cuffs
or a body bag."
"Who says we want to get off?"
She dons a welding helmet and leather gloves and begins cutting
through the door with the plasma cutter.
ON THE ROAD TO THE COMMAND POST.
Major Davis is riding in a vehicle with Simmons and a couple
"You know, I hate to say it, Major,
but, uh, if I had been in charge, none
of this would have ever happened. It
seems to me you brought me down here
to figure out a way to retake the ship."
"These individuals are threatening to
blow up the X-303 unless they're demands
"Yeah? What do they want?"
"They're also demanding we bring them
one of your former associates: Adrian
"I hardly think of him as an associate.
He's a Goa'uld, after all."
"You helped him escape when we had him
"I thought it would be best if we kept
him in our custody."
"Sure you did. The two of you made some
kinda deal, didn't you? We know what
the Goa'uld wants from you, Colonel.
He wants to escape. What we don't know
is what he offered you in return."
"I'm sorry, but I'm not gonna be able
to help you."
"Colonel...you either give me what I
need and we make arrangements or we
make a u-turn and I take you right back
to your box."
"It seems to me that you're in a bit
of a bind now. Aren't you? Fortunately
for you, I am willing to board the X-303
in the interest of saving lives. Of
course, I'm gonna need a change of clothes...something
THE ENGINE ROOM
"The delivery's on its way. We're moving
to phase two now."
"We've got a problem. Somebody recalibrated
the ignition module. The settings we
have are all wrong."
They both turn to look at Jonas.
"Don't look at me..."
"We need the new settings. If we're
off by as much as 1% the engines won't
start and the module will burn out.
We'll be stuck."
"Give me those settings now."
"I don't know what you're talking about."
"I'm not fooling around here."
"Whoa, whoa, whoa. What the hell are
you doing? This wasn't part of the plan."
"I was told no one would get hurt. That
was the deal. So quit waving that gun
Smith puts to bullets into Al. Al falls.
"Now, where were we?"
Jonas gets up and walks to a computer panel.
"No mistakes" (Then aiming the gun at
Julia who is still sitting on the floor.)
"If those engines don't start both of
THE COMMAND POST
Teal'c walks into the tent.
"Adrian Conrad has arrived."
"Did he say anything to you?"
"He was uncharacteristically silent
for a Goa'uld. Have we received word
from Major Carter?"
"No, not yet."
Sam is still cutting with the plasma torch...it's a slow go.
BACK AT THE COMMAND POST
Sir, we're approaching deadline."
Davis looks at Jack who reluctantly nods and looks away.
"Radio the highjackers. We're sending
in the prisoners."
She is still cutting.
THE ENGINE ROOM
"There, it's done."
"The sub-light engines are on-line."
"This doesn't change anything. Even
if you get this ship off the ground,
they're gonna track you wherever you
"You're forgetting about the hyperdrive."
"Well, the hyperdrive is far from operational
and that is something I cannot help
"Perhaps not...but I can."
Simmons walks in.
"Are we set?"
"All systems are go."
"Then release the docking clamps."
Simmons sits in the command chair.
THE COMMAND POST
"Major, they're preparing to take off."
"She's running out of time."
"Major Carter may still succeed in disabling
the ship once they reach orbit."
"Teal'c, deck seven isn't pressurized.
The airlock in that section is still
under construction. By the time they
reach orbit, she'll be dead."
"Major Davis? This is Colonel Simmons.
We'd like to leave now. Would you be
so kind as to retract the roof?"
"Colonel, you're gonna have to wait
a couple of minutes, we're having problems
with the hydraulics."
"Nice try, Davis. You have 30 seconds
or we're going to detonate the hyperdrive."
Sam completes her cut. She pushes out the piece of door, lays
her leather gloved on the opening and carefully crawls through.
"They're powering engines."
Scene switches to Sam who is in a corridor on deck seven. She
hears the engines powering up.
"Retract the roof."
The soldier complies and the roof begins to retract.
"We're good to go, sir."
"Take us outta here."
THE COMMAND POST
All turn to watch as the X-303 rises from out of the ground.
It quickly ascends.
PROMETHEUS DECK SEVEN
Sam is having difficulty negotiating the corridor to get to the
airlock. She struggles against the wind and cold but finally
makes it to the airlock and closes the door. She begins climbing
the ladder to ascend to deck eight.
THE COMMAND POST
"They're entering low Earth orbit."
"Does the ship not possess a docking
bay capable of receiving the X-302?"
"We don't have any ready to fly."
"We've got the death glider from Anubis."
"The radar system on the X-303 is still
incomplete. Fly into through the lower
bay. They'll never see you coming."
PROMETHEUS ENGINE ROOM
"So that guy with the weird voice, he
was an alien, wasn't he? You might as
well tell me, we're probably not gonna
survive this anyway."
"Oh, we've been in tighter spots."
Simmons walks into the Engine Room. Jonas and Julia stand up.
"Ms. Donovan...I-I just had to come
down here and say hello. I'm a big fan
of your work."
"And you sir, you must be Jonas Quinn,
our alien friend."
"You're an alien too?" (Jonas sort of
rolls his eyes, not meeting hers.) "I
don't believe this."
"Where are you taking this ship?"
"Oh, well, you don't worry about that,
all right? You just sit tight and you'll
be released when everything's over."
"Do you really think it's wise to be
working with a Goa'uld?"
"He's fixing the hyperdrive. It's in
his best interest. We'll deal with him
"Yeah. What about Major Carter?"
"Major Carter. Major Carter should have
stayed with the group, but she wanted
to play the hero and she got herself
Jonas tries not to react to that news, but looks a bit stunned.
Meanwhile, Sam is crawling through a passageway on deck eight.
She opens a panel and shorts some wires.
ONE THE BRIDGE
Simmons returns and takes his seat.
Just then an beeping can be heard from
"What is that?
"Sublight engines are off-line."
"What does that mean?"
"We still have full power, but I've
got no control."
Crewman 2 punches up a schematic of the ship.
"The circuit's been cut. Access tube.
"It's Carter. I want you boys to get
down there...and leave me you're gun."
The crewmen leave.
"Sir, we don't have enough altitude.
If I don't get control back soon, our
orbit's gonna start to decay."
"Bridge to engine room, come in."
"What is it?"
"Are we gonna get into hyperdrive any
time soon, here?"
"I'm working on it. The design is incredibly
crude. It amazes me that a race as backward
as yours could even think of attempting
"Spare me the super-villain riff. We're
on the clock here."
Carter smacks Crewman 2 and knocks him silly. Unfortunately,
Smith and Crewman 1 come up from behind and stop her. Pointing
a zat at her, Smith advances on her, but then he is zatted from
behind as are the Crewman. Sam smiles slightly as she sees Jack
and Teal'c come up to disarm the three.
ON THE BRIDGE
"Orbit's starting to decay."
"Engine room to bridge. The hyperdrive
"Can we open up a window from low orbit?"
"Then do it and use the coordinates
the Goa'uld gave us."
IN THE CORRIDOR
Jack, Sam and Teal'c walk along, ready for action, all armed
with Zats. They hear the hyperdrive engine power up.
IN THE ENGINE ROOM
Julia is pacing and stops when she hears the change in sound.
"What is that?"
"That's bad, isn't it?"
A hyperspace window opens up and the Prometheus disappears into
THE COMMAND POST
"Sir, we're getting a report from AF
Satcom...the X-303 just disappeared
from Earth orbit."
Davis is visibly upset by this information.
Jack, Sam and Teal'c enter the engine room. They find it empty.
"Clear...can you shut down that hyperdrive?"
"The computer's been reprogrammed. I
don't have the access codes."
"All right, let's find the others."
They head back out into the corridor, cautiously.
ON THE BRIDGE
"Smith, Sanderson, come in. Come it,
damn it." (to Jones) "Wait here."
Conrad bursts onto the bridge just as Simmons is turning to leave.
Conrad tackles Simmons, then gets up and looks at Jones. His
"You're finished here."
Then he backhands her hard and sends her flying into the command
chairs behind her. She is rendered unconscious. Conrad turns
his attention back to Simmons. Simmons just manages to reach
the gun he dropped when he was tackled as Conrad is on him again.
They struggle for a few seconds and then three gun shots are
heard. Simmons has shot Conrad in the abdomen. Conrad's eyes
Meanwhile, elsewhere on the ship, Jack, Sam and Teal'c are still
searching for the others. They come onto the bridge to find Conrad
lying dead and Jones barely alive near the chairs. Jack checks
on Conrad, Teal'c checks on Jones.
"This one is injured, but alive."
"Where are the hostages?"
"Supply room...deck four."
They all rise and go to Carter who is watching the doorway.
"Carter, keep an eye on the bridge."
"Yeah, I know."
Jack and Teal'c leave. AS they are approaching an access door,
Simmons comes up from behind and hammers Teal'c, knocking him
to the ground. Jack turns and takes a swipe at Simmons, but it
is rather ineffective. Simmons eyes flash and he lunges at Jack,
pinning him to the wall. They struggle, Jack pushing hard at
Simmons face. Simmons picks Jack up and slams him against a wall
across the corridor. Jack hits his head and sinks to the deck.
In the meantime, Teal'c has regain his senses and is struggling
to get up. Simmons and Teal'c trade blows, but Simmons is getting
the better of Teal'c. Teal'c is knocked backward as Jack struggles
to get his whits about him. Simmons picks up a very large wrench
and advances on Teal'c.
"I'm gonna savor this moment."
Just then, the Prometheus drops out of hyperspace. The jolt knocks
Simmons off-balance as Jack is able to get to his feet and cross
the corridor. He reaches a control panel in the wall and causes
doors behind Simmons to open. These doors are an opening to the
outside and Simmons and the wrench are sucked out into space
as Teal'c and Jack struggle to stay inside and get the doors
closed again. They manage the task. As they both stand up again,
Jack straightens Teal'c's jacket collar and pats his shoulder.
Teal'c smiles slightly and nods.
The two guards who were subdued earlier
have joined SG-1, Julia and Jones on
"Where's the rest of my team?"
"Just never you mind about the rest
of your team."
"Sir, I have no idea where we are."
"There should be a planet here."
"Back when Colonel Maybourne was running
our off-world op, we found a tablet
written in the language of the ancients.
It described a large cache of weapons
and technology hidden in a secret location.
Colonel Simmons wanted it bad. The only
problem was, we couldn't translate the
"Therefore, Colonel Simmons enlisted
the aid of the Goa'uld."
"After that, it was just a matter of
waiting until we could get transportation."
"Okay, let's go home."
"Well, sir, it's possible when the hyperdrive
was brought on-line no one full accounted
for the instability of the Naquadria."
"Well, who does?"
"Well, what I'm saying is if I don't
know where we are, I can't plot a course
"So...what do we do now?"
Jonas returns to the bridge from wherever
he has been.
"Gibson and Finney are checking the
food supply, but, uh, it doesn't look
Jack is sitting in the center chair, Sam is in the seat to his
left and Teal'c in the seat to his right (very much the opposite
of Riker, Picard and Troi - LOL).
"Sir, based on the amount of time we
were in hyperspace, I'd estimate we're
at least 1200 light years away from
"How does that help us?"
"Uh, it doesn't."
We see a hyperspace window open and an Asgard ship suddenly appear
very near the Prometheus.
"It's the Asgard."
Just then, Thor materializes on the bridge directly in front
of Jack. Thor is sitting in a chair.
"Thor, buddy...nice timing."
"It has been some time, O'Neill. I owe
you all a debt of gratitude for rescuing
me from my Goa'uld captors."
"Ah..." (dismissing his debt, then lightening
things up) "Hey, I thought you were
going for the new body?"
"So...how did you find us?"
"The Asgard monitor all hyperspace activity
in the vicinity of Earth. We have been
tracking you since you left orbit."
"Excellent. Can you help us out here?"
"If fact, it is we who need your help.
The Asgard homeworld has been overrun
by the replicators. We have need of
both you and your ship."
To be continued...