SGC We see the elevator doors on level 28 open and Sam steps
out. She leather pants, a t- shirt and leather jacket and is
carrying a motorcycle helmet. She trots through the corridor
and up the stairs into the briefing room.
Sorry, I haven't changed, sir. The message
said it was urgent.
She stops when she sees the alien visitor in the room. Daniel
and General Hammond are also there.
Hello, again, Major Carter.
It's good to see you again.
You too. What...what brings you here?
When last we spoke, you strongly reiterated
your desire to gain access to Serakkin
Yes, of course.
Unfortunately, diplomacy between our
respective leadership has been slow
I'm sure they're just being cautious.
As I was telling General Hammond and
Dr. Jackson, I am here to offer you
full access to the ion propulsion engines
on the Seberus.
Well...that's great. Sir, this could...
(cutting her off) I've read your report,
Major. I won't debate the value of the
technology. But there's more...
In return, I would like your help...to
win a race.
SGC - Briefing Room The four are now sitting around the conference
It is called the Loop of Kon Garat.
Every year the largest corporation on
my planet, known as Tech Con Group,
awards an extremely lucrative contract
to the winner of the loop.
It is a time-tested method to find the
most qualified pilot with the best ship
for the job. The race is open to anyone.
There are few rules. The winner's ship
must arrive first and intact.
Let me just get this straight. The government
of your planet is allowing you to share
advanced technology with us in exchange
for us helping you to win a race?
Not exactly. I have arranged for a small
group of you to come to Hebridan on
a diplomatic visit. There is no rule
preventing you from helping me in the
race...and what you learn while you're
(smiling) How can we help?
Can't hurt to ask, can it, sir?
The power system you used to recharge
the Seberus when I was stranded...
A naquadah generator...
As you know, the Seberus has been through
quite a lot. However, my diagnostic
analysis of its systems showed greatly
improved efficiency when supplemented
by the naquadah generator.
I'd like to participate.
Daniel and Hammond look a bit disturbed. Warrick is stunned.
Well, actually, I was not asking you
to join me.
Well, why not? I'll have to interface
Could you not just show me?
Well, naquadah generators are very valuable
to us. We're not about to let one out
of our sight. Besides, you never know
what issues could arise on the fly.
Major, I feel compelled to warn you
of the danger. The Loop is not for the
Well, we take risks to obtain advanced
technology all the time. For me, there
would be no better way to learn about
your ship than to see it in action.
A victory would mean a great deal to
me. I am not above accepting your offer.
Sam smiles and then realizes she should be checking with Hammond.
With your approval...sir.
(exhales sharply) Major, I expect you
to evaluate the risk of this mission
on an ongoing basis and act accordingly.
(smiling and nodding) As always, sir.
Later, in Sam's lab, Daniel stops by for a talk. Sam is packing
Hey, you ready?
Yeah, just about.
Warrick has set us up some meetings
with the highest-ranking members of
the Hebridian government and business
Bet Colonel O'Neill's really looking
forward to that.
Oh, yeah. You really think this is worth
Absolutely. Why, don't you?
No - yeah, I just...you just seem unusually...gung-ho.
(mockingly - smiling) Gung-ho?
This is kinda more than about attaining
new technology for you, isn't it?
You mean helping Warrick? He did once
risk his life for me.
Yeah, I heard that. I just think that
there's something else.
Look, I know that this could be dangerous.
But this is our job, right? It's what
we signed on to do. We take risks in
the hopes of achieving new levels of
technology. If...and I stress if, participating
in this race happens to be a little
bit...I don't know...
(grinning madly) What's a girl to do?
Nothin'. That's...that's just what I
Sam returns to her packing and in a flash we see a intergalactic
news broadcast. The broadcast looks very similar to one we would
see on Earth. A reporter seated behind a desk or table. Scrolling
text in a foreign script across the bottom of the screen.
I'm Ardal Hadraig and welcome back to
TCNN's exclusive coverage of the 59th
Loop of Kon Garat. Now, with the loop
set to begin tomorrow morning, we have
a startling new development to report.
Perennial also-ran, Warrick Finn...
(we see a picture of Warrick on the
screen beside the reporter) ...announced
today that his co- pilot will be a human
from the planet we've come to know as
Earth. Major Samantha Carter's participation...
(we see a picture of Sam on the screen
in place of Warrick) ...will mark the
first inclusion of an alien in Loop
history. (The screen cuts to a picture
of the five-man SG-1: Jonas, Sam, Teal'c,
Jack and Daniel.) A band of explorers
happened upon him when his ship, the
Seberus, crashed on an uncharted planet
while transporting convicts to the outlying
prison colonies. Now, the question on
everyone's mind is will these Earthling
bring Warrick luck a second time around?
(Now we see the broadcast from a harbor
area. The holographic screen image is
suspended high over the water and tall,
unusual shaped buildings can be seen
behind it. There are small ships flying
to and fro.) Continuing coverage of
the Loop of Kon Garat is brought to
you by Tech Con Ultra Sport Beverage.
When you've got an ultra big thirst
to quench, only Tech Con Ultra Sport
The scene changes to a hangar. Several beings come off the Seberus
via a ramp on the under side. Warrick is leading the four-man
SG-1 to meet some of those beings.
May I introduce you all to Eamon? He
is responsible for making the Seberus
what it is today. And he is my younger
Ah, yes...I see the family resemblance.
It's uncanny, boys. It's like... (Jack
stops...not sure he should finish that
thought. He sniffs and then begins introductions.)
Colonel Jack O'Neill...this is...
(cutting him off) You just had to do
it, didn't you? There was no stopping
(irritated) You really think the Seberus
is incapable of winning this race without
Eamon! They saved me from certain death...and
are responsible for my getting back
home to Hebridan. I suggest you show
My apologies. I am honored to meet my
brother's saviors. And you must be Major
Carter. The one without whom we could
not win the Loop.
You know, I feel all warm and fuzzy...
(turning to Daniel) How 'bout you?
Major Carter...if you are to be my co-pilot,
you will need to know how the ship works.
He hands her a large book.
What is this?
A complete operations manual for the
Seberus. I had it translated for you.
Jack and Daniel come to look over her shoulder.
That's not our language.
Right. He pats Sam's shoulder as Daniel
walks to take a look at something else.
Eamon has come to join them.
Warrick, the long-range scanning control
unit didn't come in again today. When
I called, they said our credit...
(cutting him off) I will go myself and
pick one up...after I get back from
escorting Colonel O'Neill, Dr. Jackson
and Teal'c to the Hebridan capital building.
Major Carter has requested that I remain
so that I may assist her.
Both Sam and Jack look surprised. Teal'c smiles. Then simultaneously,
Right...yes, thank you. Sam smiles.
I do not wish to disappoint Major Carter.
Yes...I know the feeling.
(reluctantly) Stay in touch.
Teal'c walks to stand directly in front of Sam, smiling and looking
after the retreating forms of Daniel, Jack and Warrick.
(quietly) I am in your debt, Major Carter.
Indeed. She grins again and turns her
attention back to the manual.
Teal'c bows to her.
Later, on the Seberus, we see Sam taking the naquadah generator
out of its case.
(to Eamon who has just entered this
compartment of the Seberus) With all
your science and engineering, I'm a
little surprised you don't have a power
source that rivals this.
Oh, they exist. We just couldn't afford
Warrick is desperate, Major.
How do you mean?
He was gone a long time. We all thought
he was dead. His wife, Athea...remarried
and had children of her own now. Since
his return, work has been scarce. He
thinks this race is his chance to get
his life back, Major. And he will do
anything to win it.
(nodding her understanding) What about
Me? Well, I work for Tech Con. I design
garbage disposal units for the food
service division. Need I say more?
(over the intercom) Eamon, I'm back.
(into the intercom) Did you get the...
(cutting him off) Not yet. They just
transmitted the race data.
Sam stands to let Eamon pass by her and then follows him out
of the ship.
We see Teal'c, Sam, Eamon and Warrick standing near a monitor
as a transmission is about to being.
Tech Con Group - Progress and people,
working in total harmony. The screen
changes from a black background with
spinning logo to a picture of a male
I'm Miles Hagan, president of the Tech
Con Group. I wish to welcome you as
an official contestant to the Loop of
Kon Garat. Congratulations on qualifying.
(The screen now shows a map of the course.)
As always, the Loop will run through
a course that consists of four distinct
stages: defense... (Hagan continues
to talk in the background, but Eamon
speaks over him.) ...navigation, maneuverability
We know the course. Skip to the skip
to the competition.
Warrick fast-forwards the transmission.
Let's meet your fellow pilots, shall
The screen now displays eight heads.
(not happy) I don't believe it...Jarlath.
(touches the screen and pulls up a close
up of Jarlath) I know him from my days
of transporting convicts. He was caught
running illegal weapons to the outer
mining colonies. I thought he was in
Looks like he's been paroled.
He's not our biggest problem. (He touches
the screen and pulls up a different
pilot.) La'el Montrose, independent
cargo runner from the parallel colonies.
Her ship is very fast. And, worse still...
(He pulls up another pilot on the screen.)
His skill as a pilot is legendary.
Can we beat him?
You'll get clobbered in the navigation
phase, without a long range scanner
I will get one.
Sam and Teal'c look at each other. Then we see a shot of the
harbor again. Next we see Sam looking around some equipment.
Warrick is there too.
They are interrupted when someone come into the area.
Hello Warrick. Who's your friend?
Hi. Major Samantha Carter.
Ah. One of the Earthlings. I heard about
We are here to pick up the scanner control
unit I ordered.
I'm running a business here, not a charity.
Your credit's been over the maximum
The best chance of my paying you back
is for me to win the Loop.
I'm sorry, Warrick. I can't give you
a new one. But you're in luck...I just
picked up this re-conditioned unit this
morning. It should work fine.
I will take it. Thank you. I promise,
I will settle up things after...
(cutting him off) After you lose. You
don't think he's good for it, do you?
He doesn't stand a chance of winning
Jarlath...still avoiding personal hygiene,
Who'd your friend, Warrick? She looks
nice. (Sam rolls her eyes.) Golon Jarlath,
Captain of the Oran. Very much at your
Ignore him, Major.
Warrick walks between Jarlath and Sam on his way out. Sam follows
Stay out of my way, Warrick, or I'll
blow your pathetic ship to pieces.
Warrick turns suddenly, and Sam puts a hand up to restrain him.
You're right. He is not worth it.
Back at the hangar, Eamon and Teal'c are working on something.
That's it. We're done. She's ready.
Eamon begins walking. Teal'c follows.
Do you believe the Seberus is capable
of winning this race?
I'd like to think we'd have won without
the naquadah reactor. With it, I'd pretty
much guarantee it. Hungry?
I'm sure we can find something that
will suit you.
As they exit the hangar, we see man in a blue suit come out of
hiding. Carrying an object, he approaches the Seberus and the
screen fades out.
Hebridan Space The race is ready to begin. The newscast is back.
And with the Loop set to being only
minutes from now, I'm joined by race
expert and two-time champion, Coyle
Boron. Coyle, what's going through the
pilot's minds right now?
Well, Ardal, by the time you're at the
starting bouys, there's nothing else
to do but run your pre-flight check
and hope all your hardware pays off.
It's, uh, it's a tense time.
Well, there's no question the stakes
are high. This year's winner receives
a lucrative contract with Tech Con's
deep space exploration project. While
anything else means massive debt and
the acrid taste of bitter defeat. It's
an interesting group of pilots this
year, Coyle. Who do you like?
Well, I think you've gotta like this
kid, Muirios. (A picture of Muirios
appears on the screen between the two
anchors.) He's got the talent, the ship
and the experience to take it all.
Now, what about Warrick and the Human
woman? Any potential for an upset there?
They don't stand a chance.
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Hebridan Space Sam and Warrick are on the Seberus, awaiting the
start of the race.
I'm getting the feeling that even a
nice long look at an ion drive isn't
enough. We're actually going to need
one of these compression coils if we're
going to have any chance at reproducing
If we win, I'll buy you one.
If we win?
(over intercom) Prepare for race start.
All pilots check in now.
(into the intercom) Flight control...this
is the Seberus. Preparing for race start.
Suddenly, Jarlath's face appears on the communication console.
What do you want, Jarlath?
Just to tell you to drop out now and
save that worthless junk barge you call
a ship from being destroyed. Jarlath
Eat greeven, Jarlath.
You piece of...
Warrick punches a button and cuts him off mid-sentence.
(over intercom) This is Tech Con Flight
Control...stand by for race start.
Ready or not...here...we...go...
The energy barrier between the buoys is turned off and the ships
take off on the race course. Back in the hangar, Eamon and Teal'c
are monitoring the Seberus progress on computer screens.
The first stage is a test of each ship's
Out in space, we see ships go through a minefield and watch as
several mines lock onto passing ships and begin pursuit. On the
Seberus, the ride is getting bumpy.
Those things are firing at us.
More shots are fired by the mines and by the Seberus. Several
mines are destroyed, but the mines are rocking the Seberus too.
Bring aft shields to full. (Sam presses
a button and looks at him.) That is
Right. She pressed that button again
and the presses another.
Shields are holding.
(over the intercom) This is Captain
Shibo of the Tritan. Losing shield power.
Key systems are failing.
Tritan...this is Warrick on the Seberus.
Syphon primary power from your regulator
and boost your shield strength.
I can't. I've lost my interchange unit.
Tritan...hold on. We're on our way to
Too late. My engines are fried. I'm
out, Warrick. Thanks, anyway.
Is he going to be okay?
The drones cease firing when a ship
has become disabled. (We see the Seberus
fly past the drones and toward a sun.)
That's it. We're clear.
Anyone ever die in this race?
I told you it was dangerous.
Are there no events such as this on
Earth? Where Humans risk their lives?
Yeah, a few.
Believe me, Major Carter, no matter
how much winning may mean to me, I would
never intentionally endanger your life...this
Suddenly alarms go off and the ship bucks.
What now? I thought we were clear?
Stage two. We're entering the coronasphere
of our sun. It causes intermittent disturbances
with the communication and navigation
equipment. Eamon has designed shielding
specifically for this phase.
And so, after stage one, Muirios has
the lead, followed closely by La'el
Montrose and Golon Jarlath.
The Oran made quick work of those attack
drones, let me tell ya.
And we've got stage two coming up fast.
That would be the coronasphere, Ardal.
Because it's made up of ionized gases,
you're basically flying through a thick
layer of translucent plasma.
Well, you can say that again. At this
stage of the race, it's all about the
shields. Does your ship have what it
takes to survive that kind of super
And if it doesn't?
You'd be instantly vaporized.
Interesting...in a horrifying sense.
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to death... (A logo appears on the screen
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Back in the sun's coronasphere...
Initiating coronaspheric shielding.
Communications systems are...inoperative.
They will come back.
We see a chamber on the ship. Suddenly sparks fly out of the
chamber. Alarms begin blaring again. The ship is rocked.
What's going on?
I do not know. We are losing engine
Sam, feeling a little panicked tries the comms anyway.
Teal'c, Eamon...we are sending a distress
signal. Our key systems are inoperative.
Teal'c hears the communication and sees Sam's face on one of
the screens. He is immediately concerned and takes a seat in
front of the screen.
Engines are failing...
How does one respond?
Eamon leaves his console to join Teal'c. He punches a button
near the top of the screen.
Major Carter, come in.
We can no longer maintain engine...
static is heard.
Teal'c looks at Eamon.
They've lost all primary power. They're
Teal'c looks back at the screen. He can see Sam, but he can't
Back on the Seberus...
Auxiliary power will not engage. We
are on emergency storage cells.
Suddenly, the front windows go dark.
What are you doing?
The blast shields will help to block
the radiation. So much for not risking
They unbuckle and climb out of their seats as the scene fades
Seberus Sam and Warrick are looking at the console where the
sparks flew earlier.
The power diverter overloaded. This
shouldn't have happened.
Can you fix it?
(over the comms) Major Carter, Captain
Warrick...do you read me?
We're here. Can you hear us?
Are you all right?
The power diverter overloaded.
Impossible. I ran a full diagnostic
three hours before the race.
It's hard to tell with all the damage,
but if someone cut the connection to
the regulation system...
W-w-wait...somebody did this on purpose?
They would need detailed knowledge of
the ship's systems.
I think they knew exactly where to hit
us. And how to cover their tracks. Eamon,
what can we do? We're being pulled towards
I know. (He looks at a schematic on
his screen.) Bypass the diverter and
manually regulate power to the engines
with the accelerator.
(to Sam) It's dangerous.
More dangerous than flying into a sun?
(rising and removing a panel on the
ship) We have to reconnect the naquadah
generator over here, in order to bypass
the diverter and supply power directly
to the engines.
(going to stand next to him) How much
time do we have?
Sam looks into the panel and with another flash, a newscast begins.
And so, out of the 10 ships that started
the Loop, only six remain, and that
number may soon dwindle to five. For
those of you just joining us, all I
can say is...where have you been hiding?
(They two anchors chuckle.) Now, Warrick
Finn and his alien co-pilot have slipped
back into last place. Looks like they
ran into a little trouble during stage
That's right, Ardal. Latest telemetry
updates place them dangerously close
to the sun.
Now, Warrick must be disappointed to
be facing certain defeat and death,
so early in the race.
You've got that right, Ardal. This is
the moment where every pilot has to
dig deep in that reservoir of desire
and fortitude if they want to win. It's
all about how badly you want it.
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Back in the hangar, Eamon and Teal'c are monitoring the situation
on the Seberus. Eamon is working at a computer.
Someone must have snuck in here. Got
into the ship.
Who would know the ship well enough?
No one. The Seberus is a common model,
but I've customized it significantly.
Unless someone accessed the schematics
on my computer at Tech Con.
On the Seberus, Warrick is working on the diverter. Sam is working
on the naquadah generator.
We hear the engines power up. Then Sam does something that causes
the area she is working in to light up.
They both go back to the bridge.
Let's hope this works.
If it doesn't?
We fall into the sun and burn up...or
We could explode, right now.
The bridge lights up. Sam smiles.
Let's get out of here.
(over comms) Teal'c, we got the power
That is good to hear, Major Carter.
I can't believe it.
What is it?
Someone did access my computer.
His name is Del Tynan. He's my supervisor.
I can't tell exactly what he got. If
we're going to prove anything, we need
to go to Tech Con. (He turns to Teal'c.)
They won't let you in without clearance.
You'll need a hat.
Eamon gets up and Teal'c follows him. Meanwhile, back on the
Three more ships have pulled out of
the race and we've fallen pretty far
behind the others.
If you wish, we can drop out now and
avoid any further risk.
Just then, the communication console activates. Jack is contacting
Sam. Daniel can be seen in the background behind Jack.
(over comms) Carter? You there?
(turns to look at Daniel) I got it to
work. (turns back to the screen) How's
it going up there?
We ran into a little trouble, but we're
Yeah. How's it going down there?
Uh...good. We, uhm, we're going to help
them bring a Stargate here and in exchange,
we get an ion drive to study.
Yes...so, no need to take any chances
I made a deal, sir. I'm gonna stick
Oh, having fun are we, Carter?
She looks over at Warrick. He shrugs.
Uhm...gotta go. We're pretty far behind
at this point.
All right. Be careful.
We will. Thank you.
Jack leans forward and shuts off the communication.
Okay...if we use the gravity of the
sun to slingshot us around back onto
the course, we should be able to pick
up enough speed to get back into the
Back on Hebridan, at the Tech Con building, Teal'c and Eamon
approach the front desk and speak to the receptionist. Teal'c
is now wearing an outfit identical to Eamon's. They both have
on hats too.
Hello. (He swipes a card through a device
on the desk.) This is my cousin...
Mm...twice removed. I just forgot a
data unit in my office. Won't be long.
They turn to leave, but the receptionist stops them.
You have to scan in...company policy.
She places a scanning unit on the desk. Teal'c turns and smiles
again. Eamon motions for him to put his hand on the device.
Sorry your brother isn't doing very
Oh, me too.
(as Teal'c withdraws his hand) Nice
to meet you, Murray.
Teal'c smiles and bows slightly, then follows Eamon. We see Eamon
and Teal'c walking through a hallway in the building. They approach
This is Tynan's office.
Does he not keep his office secure?
The company philosophy encourages mutual
Eamon opens the door. Teal'c follows him inside. Eamon looks
behind them to be sure no one has seen them and then closes the
door. Teal'c walks up to a strange looking device. Eamon quickly
walks by him and moves to the computer on Tynan's desk.
Besides, no one is going to steal his
plants. Everything of value is in here
and the system is protected by a secret
passcode. Fortunately, I put a program
on my system, that records an intruder's
passcode if someone attempts to access
my personal files.
Then it is good you do not subscribe
to the company philosophy.
Back on the Loop course, the Seberus is gaining ground.
(over comms) This is an automated distress
signal. The following pilot...
...is in need of assistance. Current
Die, you rotting scrap of jetsam!
Meanwhile, back in Tynan's office, Eamon has discovered more
than he was looking for.
This is worse than I thought. He has
schematics for every ship in the race.
For the purpose of sabotaging the competition.
We see another schematic on the screen.
But not this one. This ship's been outfitted
with boosters from Tech Con's prototype
division. There's no way a private-sector
pilot could get his hands on these.
To whom does that ship belong?
Muirios. Tynan has set him up to win.
We have to warn Warrick.
Just then, Tynan and two others walk around a partition in the
I don't think so.
Oran...this is the Seberus responding
to your distress call. Jarlath, do you
(over comms) Warrick?
We are closing on your position. What
is tour status?
My status is mind your own business.
You sent out a distress call.
No I didn't. My computer did. Everything
Transmission indicates your life support
My oxygen supply vented!
That is what you get for not having
any shields. The drones must have caused
Shut up, Warrick. Go back to losing
You're gonna die if you don't let us
I don't need help, least of all from
What about emergency reserves?
I don't have any. I needed the room
for additional weapons.
I would rather die kissing space debris
than board that barge you call a ship!
Jarlath cuts communication.
He does not want to be rescued.
(rolls eyes and then speaks into comms)
Jarlath, hold on. We'll be there soon.
We see the Seberus maneuver over the Oran. Then we see and airlock
extend from under the Seberus and lock onto the Oran. Next, we
see Sam and Warrick open the airlock hatch on the Seberus and
look down into the airlock. Jarlath is sitting at the bottom.
I am not coming up there.
He tries to close the hatch, but Sam stops him.
(to Jarlath) Come on!
Jarlath sighs and begins climbing the ladder to the Seberus.
Can you move any slower?
You don't think you can still win, do
We are only this far behind because
we were sabotaged.
Jarlath finally makes it onto the Seberus. Sam and Warrick close
A likely excuse. So was I, by the way.
(as he takes his seat again) How so?
(finding a place to sit) The drones
didn't cause the leak in my life support.
I was never hit.
(strapping herself back in) Somebody
fixed the whole race?
It is not over, yet.
Ha...what planet do you live on?
Told you we should have left him to
Meanwhile, in Tynan's office, Teal'c's radio comes to life with
the voice of Jack.
(over the radio) Teal'c? Do you read?
Teal'c? You still at Tech Con?
Tynan who has been tracking the progress of the race on a computer
gets up, picks up the radio and turns it off. Teal'c and Eamon
are seated, hands bound behind their backs. There are still two
other men in the room keeping watch as well.
This is really unfortunate. You were
a good employee, Eamon.
How could you do this?
How could I? How could I not? (then
addressing Teal'c) There's something
your new friend, here, doesn't want
you to know. The Serrakin are not to
The Serrakin freed your ancestors from
For what purpose? Hmm? Sharing technology?
Living in harmony? All lies. The Serrakin
are seizing control or our world, piece
by piece. Taking power and opportunity
away from pure-blood Humans. Polluting
our race by cross breeding. Weakening
it by design. Don't you see? The Serrakin
are no better than the Goa'uld.
This is insane, Tynan. Our society was
built by both races...for the good of
Is that why the Serrakin hold all the
highest positions and Humans are treated
like second class citizens?
That's not true...when Hagan finds out
(cutting him off) Hagan...is one of
the primary architects of Human oppression
on this planet. No, the winner of the
Loop of Kon Garat will be a pure- blooded
Human and that is merely the first step.
You're just mad because...you've been
passed over for advancement three times.
You think I'm the only one? There are
enough of us to make a difference.
Has it occurred to you that...maybe
the reason you've been passed over...so
may times is not because you're a Human,
but...because you're a moron?
(ticked off now) I am doing this to
save my kind from the likes of you.
Tynan walks back to the computer and sits down to monitor the
(to Teal'c) I guess not.
We flash to another newscast.
Welcome back to TCNN's continuing exclusive
coverage of the Loop of Kon Garat. Now,
we have some startling developments
to relate. Apparently, Warrick and the
Earthling, Samantha Carter, have re-entered
the race with a vengeance and are now
pulling into a close third position.
Coyle, what does this mean for Muirios?
Well, he's had a commanding lead for
the bulk of the competition, but he's
gotta be wondering what Warrick's got
on board that allowed him to make up
that kind of distance so fast.
Well, Coyle, perhaps he's using Ion
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We flash to the Tech Con building where Daniel and Jack have
arrived, looking for Teal'c. They are speaking with the receptionist.
I'm sorry, I can't let you inside the
complex without clearance.
We're looking for people we think are
inside the building.
If you give me their names, I can check
and see if they're here.
Okay...one of them is named...
And his cousin, Murray?
Murray! Yes...that's them.
(smiling) Yes...they're here.
Good, can we go inside now?
(still smiling) No.
(the smile on his face disappears) All
right...here's what I'd like you to
do. Pick up that phone, call mister...whoever
runs this place...
I'm sorry, but I just can't...
We're old friends. Tell him Mr. Man-who-has-the-Stargate
is here to see him. He'll understand.
(whispering and smiling) Stargate.
(into her headset) Mr. Hagan, please.
Back in Tynan's office...
What are you going to do, Tynan? He's
an alien from another planet. His people
are going to miss him.
Just as he is contemplating a response, Tynan receives a communication
What is it, Muirios?
It's the Seberus. Warrick is still in
the race. He's gaining on my position.
Tynan turns to look back at the race screen and suddenly, we
are watching ships fly through an icy asteroid field. Two ships
fly by and then, not far behind, we see the Seberus.
(at the ship controls) Hard left!
The ship jerks to the right and Jarlath, who is standing behind
and in between where Sam and Warrick sit, goes falling into the
right wall of the ship.
(regaining his position, and angry)
What was that? You said left!
Oh, did I? Sorry.
This is a waste of time! We don't have
a chance! You're just gonna get us killed!
CARTER AND WARRICK
(simultaneously) Shut up!
Back in Tynan's office...
(over comms) Well, how did this happen?
You said the Seberus would be disabled.
That I was guaranteed to win.
We see Teal'c smile and look to Eamon.
You will win, Muirios. Just focus on
what you have to do. (Tynan looks over
at Eamon and Teal'c.) I'll take care
of the Seberus. (He punches a few buttons
on the communication console.) This
is Tynan calling the Seberus. I know
you can hear me.
What do you want, Tynan?
I only intended to disable your ship,
but your stubbornness as forced my hand.
I have your brother and one of the visitors
from Earth. So, drop out of the race...now.
Sam and Jarlath both react in frustration as Warrick powers back
the engines. The scene fades out.
Hebridan - Tech Con Group Building Jack is sitting in a chair,
cap pulled over his face, sleeping. Daniel is standing next to
him, dipping his foot into a pond that is located next to the
seating area. The doors open to allow Hagan to walk in. Daniel
jumps slightly as he hears the noise and quickly walks to greet
Dr. Jackson...Colonel O'Neill... (We
see Jack wake, suddenly and struggle
to pull himself out of the chair. His
cap is now in his hand and he wipes
at his eyes with his hand.) Sorry to
keep you waiting. It's so nice to see
you again. What can I do for you?
Uhm, we think a...member of you group
might, somehow, be lost...inside your
building...with, uh, with one of your
Lost? That seems unlikely.
Well...you've gotta know the guy.
Of course...come with me.
Back on the Seberus...
We were gaining on them. We had a chance.
(through clenched teeth) You're going
to let a little thing like your brother's
life stop you from winning the race?
CARTER AND WARRICK
(again, simultaneously) Shut up.
In Tynan's office, Tynan is monitoring the race with increasing
nervousness. He swings his chair way from the race monitor and
back to his desk. He taps the communications console.
Muirios...La'el Montrose is gaining
Yes, I know. You were supposed to take
care of her.
I thought I did. She must have overcome
the problem. Lose her.
Try harder. Do whatever you have to.
Then turning to his two goons and referring to Eamon and Teal'c...
Get rid of them. Take them away.
Just as Teal'c and Eamon stand, the door to Tynan's office opens.
In walks Hagan, Jack, Daniel and several of Hagan's security
(standing) Mr. Hagan...
Hagan walks up to the desk, looking to his left at Teal'c and
Eamon. Hagan's security personnel quickly secure the room.
(approaching Teal'c) Nice outfit. You
How many times have I told you, don't
get caught by the bad guys?
How could you do this, Del?
He claims he was protecting his people
from a Serrakin conspiracy to enslave
the Humans of this world.
I did what I had to. You're kind are
The only disease here is greed. If he
was protecting anything, it's a deal
he made with Muirios. Which, I suspect,
was quite lucrative.
The reason you've been passed over for
advancement is because you've been under
investigation for corruption for over
a year. We couldn't prove anything until
I intend to file a protest with the
(as Tynan is being lead out) Employment
is the least of your worries, right
Eamon quickly walks over to Tynan's communication console and
contacts the Seberus.
Warrick, Major Carter...It's Eamon.
Are you there?
Eamon, are you all right?
Teal'c and I are both safe. Now get
back in the race...and win...if you
Sam and Warrick smile at each other and Warrick powers up the
You must be out of your mind!
(holding up his hand) Do not say a word.
Major, give me all you've got.
Max power...Warrick, I hate to say it,
but Jarlath might be right. Muirios
has too big a lead. We'll never catch
him. He cheated. I can't believe they'll
still let him take first prize.
Unless we can keep Muirios from crossing
the finish line first.
How can we do that?
Oh, that's easy. (They both look at
him.) Just...get me close.
The closest we will get is when the
double back past us after the final
It'll have to do.
Sam turns to see Jarlath lying on the floor behind them. He has
opened a hole in the floor and is fiddling with some luminescent
What are you doing?
Re-routing the conduit from your fancy
power device and doubling it back through
the communications array.
(sarcastically) Why? So we can ask him
Humorous. More like tell him. This will
allow us to send a blast transmission.
If my aim is correct, it'll temporarily
freeze the command controls on Muirios'
You are even crazier than I thought.
Never was much of a pilot. But weapons?
(he smiles at Sam) It's an art.
They're coming around the final turn.
We see the two ships navigating in a tight course marked on either
side by drones or buoys. Muirios guides his ship into Montrose's
ship, giving the ship a nudge...more than once.
He's trying to take out La'el's ship.
I don't think so.
We see the Seberus communication console come to life. Then we
see Muirios' ship stall and La'el's ship speed past and through
the energy barrier that signifies the finish line. Jarlath pumps
his fist and chuckles in triumph.
Ah...don't make me sick.
Another newscast comes on the screen.
Unbelievable! What a finish! La'el Montrose
has won the Loop of Kon Garat! What
happened to Muirios?
It was his race to lost and he lost
it. It looks like some kind of beam
weapon caused his ship's power to fail.
Opening the door for La'el Montrose
to take it all. You have got to love
that there are no rules in this race.
It's what makes this competition so
special, Ardal. I must say, in all my
years, I haven't seen anything like
Well, you must be particularly surprised,
since you picked Muirios to win.
Yes, I was wrong about that.
And you also said that Warrick wouldn't
be in contention, and yet he came very
close to finishing this race.
Yes, I was wrong about that too.
Any predictions for next year?
Well, I'd rather not say...
They both chuckle.
All right, then. We'll be right back
with post-race interviews after a word
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Back on the Seberus...
Sorry we did not win.
(smiling) It was still worth it.
Warrick nods his agreement.
SGC Sam is walking through one of the SGC corridors. She rounds
a corner and sees Daniel hanging up a red handset.
I just hear from Warrick. The winner
of the race hired him as co-pilot on
her new contract with Tech Con.
Yeah. He sounded really happy.
You've still got that ion drive to study.
I know...very cool.
You're just sore that you lost.
Well, come on. It wasn't fair...bunch
Daniel is grinning broadly now.
So, whatcha gonna do?
Next year...I'm gonna kick butt.