Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
A military truck drives along a road. It comes across other trucks
blocking the road with other military looking people standing
outside smoking. The driver of the first (MG1) truck leans out
of the window and asks them something. As they ignore him, he
gets out and I assume asks them to clear the road. The guy outside
(MG2) gets his clipboard and I assume tells him no. He hands
MG1 the clipboard and the second person from the first truck
gets out (MG3) and walks up. He is offered a cigarette. MG1 walks
back to the truck and MG2 nods to the other man (MG4). MG1 and
MG2 are shot. More military men come out from the undergrowth
and shoot the remaining men in the back of the first truck. MG2
gets in the back of the truck and approaches the last man in
there. He lifts his cap off and we see it is a jaffa.
Sam walks out of a fitness club around to the car park. We also
see a homeless guy poking around in the trash. Sam walks to her
car (same one as in Ascension) and opens the boot/trunk to put
her bag in.Suddenly a white van appears and men dressed in black
jump out. Sam turns and lashes out but they overpower her and
bundle her into the van.
The van speeds off and we focus on the homeless guy.
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, BRIEFING ROOM.
Jack and Teal'c are waiting and Hammond walks in.
The forensic team found nothing in her
house. According to one of the neighbours,
Major Carter got into her car and left
around 8.30 Saturday morning.
That's over 48 hours.
Daniel walks in.
The police found Sam's car in a parking
lot outside a fitness club twelve blocks
from her house.
We have no jurisdiction outside this
I know. We can still look, can't we?
Sam is lying strapped to a bed in hospital scrubs. She wakes
up and tries to move. A doctor comes in.
Good Morning Major.
What's going on? Where am I?
In a hospital.
We just need to run a few tests.
What tests? Why am I restrained?
They inject something into her IV line.
No! Stop! No!
BEHIND THE FITNESS CLUB.
His feet, I said. Look at his feet.
With feet like that he's huge. Would
you trust a man with feet that big?
Go away. This is my stuff.
I just wanna ask you a couple of questions.
You got a dollar?
He moves away.
Were you around here Saturday?
Why should I tell you?
I gave you two dollars?
I thought you were just being generous?
How generous do I have to get?
Jack hands over a wad of notes.
You a cop?
Air Force. Colonel Jack O'Neill.
Oh I was in `Nam.
Yeah? What company?
Vacation. Long time ago.
Um, a friend of mine disappeared from
around here on Saturday morning. Woman,
about 5'9ish, blonde.
You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
Well I'm just a crazy old guy with a
shopping cart full of cans.
I'm just a cynical Air Force guy with
a closet full of National Geographics.
Can I have `em?
What do you know?
She was feisty, put up a fight.
Ninjas. Three, maybe four. Happened
fast, they pulled up in a white van,
grabbed her. I've been telling the police
about ninjas for years.
Right. Okay. Thanks.
You're gonna bring me those magazines,
Jack walks off.
Jack and Daniel are there, on the internet at a page called Movie
Orbit- Everything for the B movie fanatic.
So, you think Maybourne's a fan of Godzilla
He strikes me more of a Mothra guy.
Don't get it.
The NID agents use these sites to post
coded messages. If I know Maybourne,
he's keeping tabs on his old buddies.
Okay. What kind of message do you want
Make it, "Hutch, we need to talk". Sign
it Starsky. He'll understand.
Sam is on a gurney being rushed down a corridor by DR1.
DR2 We got the first blood tests back. You're gonna want to see
this. We found an unusual protein marker as well as traces of
a unidentified heavy metal.
What do you mean unidentified?
Nothing I've ever seen before.
Then you'd better double check these
results with the lab in Phoenix.
Sam suddenly rolls off the gurney and into a tray.
She's strong. I gave her enough chloral
hydrate to put down a man twice her
We see Sam is picking up a scalpel from the tray she has knocked
All right Major.
They pick her up and drag her off.
BEHIND THE FITNESS CLUB.
Jack drives up. He picks up a box containing his National Geographics
and looks for the homeless guy. Not seeing him he puts them down.
Hi Jack. Don't turn around.
Jack turns around.
Harry. How've you been? You never write,
you don't call.
I've got a gun.
So do I.
I'm just trying to protect you. I'm
a wanted criminal. It's your duty to
arrest and all.
Always thinking of the other guy. How
d'you find me?
Played a lot of hide and seek as a kid.
Funny, I could always find anyone, anywhere
but they could never find me.
Because they didn't want to.
What do you need, Jack?
Bunch of guys in a van took her out
of this lot about four days ago. Figured
it might be some of your old friends.
Not the word I'd use for `em.
What do you know?
You didn't come back into this country
and risk execution just to see me.
God knows I could think of a hundred
reasons why the NID might want Major
Carter, but I swear to you I don't know
where she is or why she was taken. Why
don't you ask the NID?
Gee thanks. Hadn't thought of that.
Try User 4574.
What does that mean?
Wish I could stay and chat.
Harry? We're talking about Carter here.
I know. I'm sorry Jack. I really am.
You know how this game is played and
the kind of people that play it. You
gotta prepare yourself for the possibility
that she might not be coming back.
Maybourne walks off.
Hammond is on the phone to Jack. Daniel is reading a file.
That's all he said. User 4574. I think
we know who that is Colonel.
Delores, the secretary walks in.
Colonel O'Neill is still waiting, Sir.
Look, I'm sorry to bother you again,
it's just he's getting a little....
Jack has walked in behind her.
Pissed is the word. It happens when
you keep someone waiting two hours.
Well welcome to the Pentagon, Colonel.
Thank you Delores.
You have to forgive me, I have a lot
on my plate at the moment.
Yeah, it's just someone's life at stake
here. Sorry to take you away from your
It's a ham and cheese actually. And
I'm the one whose sorry because you
obviously wasted a trip to Washington.
I don't think so.
You know, I was just recently reading
about Major Carter's disappearance.
I couldn't help but wonder if glowing
aliens had something to do with it?
Look Simmons. I don't expect you to
just tell me what's going on but I guarantee
you this trip will not be a waste. If
I have to, I'll spend the rest of my
life in this building getting to the
bottom of all this and how it ties to
Why are you so convinced I have something
to do with this?
A reliable source told me.
I think I know who you're referring
to Colonel and are you telling me you're
trusting a convicted traitor?
More than you at the moment.
Look, your opinion of me and this organisation
has been tainted by the actions of the
very man you're talking about.
I doubt very much he was acting alone.
The NID is a legitimate organisation
financed by this Government which has
been duly elected by the people of this
Damn, that has a familiar ring to it.
Our mandate is clear, Colonel.
I'm a simple man. Explain it to me.
We provide vital civilian oversight
of top secret military operations.
Yeah. And who watches over you?
We're not unaccountable, Colonel. And
I admit there have been some minor indescretions
in the past, perpretrated by a few renegade
individuals but they have been exposed
and they wil be brought to justice with
or without your help.
Maybourne is pointing the finger at
Yeah, well has it ever occurred to you
that maybe Maybourne is trying to mask
his own involvement.
I'd need some convincing.
Well we recently traced a deposit made
into one of Maybourne's offshore bank
accounts. The transfer took place from
a numbered company on the Caymen Islands.
Three million dollars?
Yeah. Makes you kind of wonder what
he did to earn that kind of money. Doesn't
Sam is still tied to a gurney but is awake. She looks up at the
security camera and covertly starts to cut the restraints with
the scalpel she stole.
Hammond, Jack, Teal'c and Daniel are there. Hammond is at the
head of the table, Daniel and Teal'c are on one side and Jack
sits on the other side.
The holding company that paid Maybourne
is a subsiduary of a multi national
corporation called Zedatron Industries.
That sounds familiar.
It's run by a man named Adrian Conrad.
He made a couple of hundred million
in something called fibre optic host
channel adaptors and then had the good
sense to diversify before the tech market
bottomed out. Now he's in everything
from shipyards to sportsware factories.
What is his connection to Maybourne?
Well, isn't it pretty common for ex-spies
to sell information to the private sector?
We know he's had access to extensive
files on the SGC including every member
The interesting thing is Adrian Conrad
hasn't been seen in public in six months.
His last appearance was a live video
feed from their head office in Seattle
to a Zedatron stockholders meeting.
Really not much to go on.
The only other thing I can tell you
is who authorised the payment. Her name
is Diana Mendez. She was Conrad's assistant
and the last person known to have seen
Mendez is sat at a computer.
How did you get in here?
Well the ability to sneak around was
an important pre requisite of my former
What do you want?
To know about the disappearance of an
Air Force Major.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
Then maybe I should talk to your boss?
You know, the other pre requisite of
my former occupation was the absence
of moral conscience. Really gives you
the freedom to do whatever you have
Threatening me doesn't change what I
This Major disappeared right after we
closed our deal. I have very good reasons
to believe it wasn't a coincidence.
I'm sure Adrian wouldn't be involved
in anything like that.
Did he tell you what you were buying
Something valued at ten million dollars
by a renegade faction of Russian military
intelligence, less your cut of course.
I don't know what it was exactly.
I'm surprised. I thought you two had
a very close working relationship.
I do my job and I don't ask questions.
What if I told you it was enough uranium
to fuel a terrorist nuke? How far would
your loyalty go then?
You made your deposit and you got paid.
As far as I'm concerned, our association
Maybourne smiles and leaves.
UNDERGROUND PARKING LOT.
Maybourne walks up to his car and we see Jack approach in the
reflection and he grabs him.
Jesus, Jack. You're stealing my routine.
Consider it an homage.
What's up Jack? I thought we trusted
You lied to me. Get in.
Sam is still trying to cut through the restraints when the door
Hello again, Major Carter. If you don't
mind I'd like to ask you a few questions.
I don't know if I mentioned what a thrill
this is for me.
Sam looks at him and the smile is wiped from his face.
I mean, I wish we didn't have to do
it under these conditions, given the
circumstances. You're a very unique
individual, you may well hold the key
to the future of medical science.
You made a big mistake.
We know what happened to you. We know
that you were the host of an alien symbiote.
I'm a physicist. I study deep space
Please Major. Don't waste my time with
that ridiculous cover story. Tell me
what you can about the symbiote.
LAB IN THE HOSPITAL
Dr2 and Mendez are watching on the security camera.
She's never gonna talk.
What about the tests?
We have a couple of leads but nothing
We're running out of time.
I know. We may have to move the implantation
ahead of schedule.
We then see the Goa'uld swimming in a fish tank.
Technically I didn't lie. I said I didn't
know where Carter was or why she was
What was the three million dollars for?
I acquired a piece of merchandise from
the Russians and sold it to Zedatron.
On their second mission, back when their
Gate was active, the Russians ran into
a group of Jaffa.
I read that report.
What the report didn't say was the Russians
managed to take one of the Jaffa alive.
They've held him in custody ever since.
Man, you gotta love those guys.
The Russians or the Jaffa?
Apparently the symbiote was reaching
maturity, I don't know what the Russians
had planned. I assumed Zedatron wanted
it for their biotech division.
So why kidnap Carter?
Carter once had a symbiote inside her.
How'd they know that?
I don't know. I also don't know how
they found out about me and my connections.
But when people offer you three million
dollars, you don't ask too many questions.
Believe me Jack, I never thought it
was going to come to this.
What did you think was gonna happen?
Well, in the right hands a symbiote
could lead to all kinds of medical breakthroughs.
What, you're a humanitarian now?
Gonna turn me in?
Actually that overwhelming desire to
shoot you has come back.
But you still need me, Jack.
Because I know the name of the doctor
who took delivery of the symbiote.
DOCTOR NEIL BROOKE'S OFFICE
Jack and Maybourne break in. Maybourne goes to the computer and
switches it on.
You know, we make a pretty good team,
I'm just saying, if you ever get tired
of the SGC, we could make more money
than you ever dreamed of.
Hey, G Gordon. Don't give me another
reason to shoot you all right.
I'm in. Adrian Conrad's medical file.
Maybourne prints out a copy.
It would appear Adrian Conrad is in
the late stages of an extremely rare
disorder known as Burchadts Syndrome.
It's a condition that affects the immune
system leaving the body vulnerable to
a host of diseases. And there's no known
Except the healing powers of a Goa'uld
The only way that would work would be
They may be studying the symbiote, trying
to isolate and artificially reproduce
its healing properties.
Major Carter's experience with Jolinar
would make her a valuable source of
What are their chances of success?
Well, obviously we've been researching
this for some time, sir. Even with unlimited
resources, I would be greatly surprised
if they came up with the answers quickly.
And if they're trying to save this man's
life, they're running out of time.
How do we find him?
Given his condition, he would require
constant medical supervision. He must
be in some kind of a hospital or well-equipped
Saint something. When I was checking
out the holdings of that numbered company...
St Christina's. It's a hospital in the
suburbs of Seattle that's been shut
down for a couple of years.
I'll contact the local authorities.
You and Teal'c can meet Colonel O'Neill
there. A jet will be prepped and ready
to go by the time you reach the airport.
ST CHRISTINA'S HOSPITAL.
Sam is still on the gurney. Dr2 is watching on a camera and he
sees she has escaped.
(on radio) Security. Major Carter's
missing. She can't have gotten far.
Sam is running down a corridor. She starts to go up some stairs
and then comes down. A security guy with a gun comes down and
Sam elbows him in the face. She then kicks him in the face and
takes his gun. She runs to an exit sign and tries to open a door.
A man in a wheelchair appears behind her.
The exits are sealed.
Sam pulls her gun on him.
Who are you? What the hell am I doing
My name is Adrian Conrad. You're here
because of me.
More security guys turn up behind Conrad.
Back off or I shoot him.
Go ahead. If I let you go, I'm dead
anyway. Please Major Carter, if you
put the gun down, there's a very good
chance we can both live.
Sam lowers her weapon.
ROOM IN THE HOSPITAL
Sam is marched in and handcuffed to the bed. Conrad comes in
with the two doctors.
I'm sorry about this, Major. But I've
run out of options.
My immune system has been destroyed,
the damage is irreversible.
I don't care what's wrong with you,
nothing gives you the right...
The human race has progressed to where
we are today because of men who broke
the rules and risked everything. Most
often because they had no choice. The
only thing that can save me is an alien
symbiote. You call them Goa'uld's.
How do you know about that?
We know about the Stargate. Everything.
Well, then you must also know a symbiote
would leave you a prisoner inside your
That's why we're working on a way to
have it removed.
And you're the key to that.
It's beyond our current medical science.
You survived your encounter with the
That was different. The symbiote made
a conscious choice.
Maybe so, but the process you went through
could provide us with the answers we're
You can't deny, being able to extract
a symbiote from a human host would be
a monumental breakthrough.
A lot of very smart people have being
working towards that end already.
Maybe they aren't quite desperate enough.
Conrad starts coughing.
The two doctors start to wheel him out.
LAB IN THE HOSPITAL
Conrad is on a gurney with an oxygen mask on.
Pulse is weak. Blood pressure's dropping.
We're running out of time. We're gonna
have to proceed with the implantation.
You can't. If we put that thing inside
him, we may never get it out.
We'll find a way.
Even if you do, you don't know if the
healing process will have a lasting
We're reasonably sure once the symbiote
cures the disease..
She walks over.
You can't do this. Please.
It's my only chance.
We're going to have to restrain him.
The doctor ties him down and we see the Goa'uld swimming in the
OUTSIDE ST CHRISTINA'S
A SWAT team is there.
Jack is putting a bullet proof vest on and Daniel, Teal'c and
Maybourne are there.
Cover the exits and wait for my signal
and somebody watch that guy. (Points
Oh come on Jack, this is my fault, let
me help try and fix it.
Fine, grab a vest. You're with me.
Can I have my gun back?
(To SWAT guy) Go. (To Maybourne) No.
Daniel, Teal'c, take the front entrance.
Conrad is shaking. As he stops, his eyes open and we see he is
He stabilising, vitals returning to
Diana? (In normal voice)
How do you feel?
The pain is.. is gone.
We're gonna need to run a full set of
The two docs leave.
She walks over to them.
You said you'd find a way to get it
out of him. How long are you planning
to leave him this way?
We don't even know what kind of effects
I don't give a damn. Get that thing
out of him!
We have a bit of a problem in that area.
What are you talking about?
Major Carter's test results clearly
indicate that she holds the key to a
safe extraction process.
Unfortunately we know just enough to
know the answer are there... we just can't
Because Adrian didn't approve the method
that's ultimately necessary.
What does that mean?
It would require direct examination
of her brain tissue.
Do whatever it takes.
FRONT DESK AT ST CHRISTINA'S.
Daniel comes in holding his arm.
Can I help you?
Yeah, I need to see a Doctor. I think
I just electrocuted myself.
You're going to have to go somewhere
I have insurance.
The man comes out of the office.
This hospital is closed.
I said I think I've electrocuted myself,
do you have any idea what that feels
Daniel gets out his zat and shoots both security men.
Something like that.
Daniel and Teal'c move into the hospital.
SOMEWHERE IN THE HOSPITAL
Jack and Maybourne walk along a corridor. A door opens and Jack
ducks into a room leaving Maybourne standing there.
Freeze! Who are you? What are you doing
Jack comes out of a door behind him and knocks him out. Maybourne
reaches to pick up his gun.
You want me to watch your back or not?
Maybourne moves forward and Jack follows.
Mendez is sitting by Conrad's bed.
I know this has been hard on you Diana,
I just want you to get better.
I am better. I can feel it. If you just
let me out of these restraints, I could
I can't do that.
I've been cooped up in hospitals for
the last six months. All I want to do
is go outside and breathe some fresh
But you have that thing inside you.
It's not controlling me. I'm controlling
it. Can't you tell? Please, they don't
have to kill Major Carter, I'm fine.
Everything's gonna be okay.
I wish I could believe you.
Look at me. You know me better than
anyone in the whole world. I did this
for you. So we could be together. Just
let one hand go so I can touch your
They hold hands.
The two doctors enter. Dr2 is pushing a cart with medical instruments
What's happening? What are you doing?
Dr2 gets ready to inject Sam with something.
You're gonna kill me.
We could be saving millions of lives.
Suddenly Jack and Maybourne burst in.
Hold it! Drop it! Drop it! Right now!
Don't even fool around!
Come over here.
Maybourne gets them up against the wall.
(to Carter) You all right?
Yeah. Very dramatic, thank you.
The keys for the cuffs are in his pocket.
Maybourne gets the keys and tosses them to Jack who unlocks Sam.
(Over radio) Daniel, we got Carter.
Daniel is in the lab.
That's good. I think we've got another
We see that Conrad is gone and Mendez is dead on the floor.
Sam jumps off the gurney.
They put it in Adrian Conrad to cure
him. They thought they could use me
to find a way to remove it.
Jack hands her a gun.
Good to go?
(To Maybourne) Um, why don't you stay
here and watch these guys?
You'll be here when I get back, right?
Oh yes Jack.
Sam and Jack run down a corridor.
(over radio) Daniel, Teal'c? Take the
Sam and Jack reach a door leading to some stairs. Jack indicates
that Sam should take one way and he takes the stairs down.
Daniel and Teal'c enter. They then come to some stairs, Teal'c
goes up, Daniel takes another route.
Sam comes to an empty room. There's an open door so she goes
Jack has come to the bottom. He finds the basement.
Sam has also found a door that leads to the basement.
Jack runs along the corridors and shines a flashlight.
Teal'c descends the stairs.
Daniel opens the door and we see the two doctors are out cold
and handcuffed to the bed.
Jack has reached the boiler room. He shines his light and after
he has moved past a door, Conrad drops from the ceiling. He heads
the opposite way to Jack but Jack turns and sees him.
Where you going?
(In Goa'uld voice) Shoot me and you'll
kill the host.
Don't make me.
Suddenly Jack is shot from behind in the arm and back.
A man appears behind him.
You wanna live, you come with me.
Conrad follows him.
Sam is still searching for the Goa'uld. She comes across the
corridor where Jack is and goes to him. She secures the area
and checks for a pulse. She then grabs his radio.
(over radio) Man down. Colonel O'Neill's
been shot. This is Major Carter, I'm
in the boiler room. Repeat Colonel O'Neill
has been shot. We need an ambulance
Sir, are you okay?
I've been shot, Carter.
I know. Your vest stopped one of the
I want sleeves on my vest.
You're gonna be fine. Help's on the
I'm not kidding. They should put sleeves
on these things.
Did you see who shot you?
Hang in there, sir.
Jack is in a bed and Sam and Hammond stand next to it.
I can't believe the son of a bitch shot
Well we don't know for sure it was Maybourne.
We also don't know how Maybourne and
Adrian Conrad got by the men surrounding
the hospital. However the local authorities
have admitted they may have dropped
May? May have?!
The FBI and Interpol have been alerted,
unfortunately we can't tell them everything.
The bottom line is, there's a Goa'uld
out there somewhere.
Adrian Conrad is sat at a table and Simmons walks in.
I expect better treatment than this.
(in Goa'uld voice)
Well right now, you have no choice.
But once you start delivering on your
end of our little bargain, I might be
able to move you to better accommodations.
You cannot offer anything of equal value
to the knowledge I possess.
I'm not so sure about that.
Simmons leaves and the door closes behind him.