"THE LOST CITY I"
Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper
Shot opens with a crossword puzzle. It's on a mirror. Jack is
shaving. He wipes the steam off of the mirror with his hand,
then a towel. He's looking at the puzzle. He's thinking real
hard to find the answers, obviously unsuccessfully. His cell
phone rings, he tries to ignore it while finishing shaving. It
keeps ringing. He cuts himself by his nose.
Ow! (Looks at his finger for blood.
Puts his razor in the water as the phone
rings again) (Answers phone.) What?!
(In his lab or office) Jack! I've been
translating the ancient writing in the
collinade SG-2 discovered on P3X-439
(Thru phone) Daniel, I'll be there in
half an hour...
It talks about a library of knowledge
Jack. I think the monument contains
a repository of the Ancients.
(Continues shaving with the phone to
his ear, touching his face which still
have shaving creme.) Repository you
Yeah. That thing that grabbed your head,
made you talk crazy, nearly killed you.
(Changes direction of his shaving, going
against the grain! LOL!) It sounds like
we should stay away then.
Well, considering what we know now,
we should be able to find another way
to access the information. I mean, Sam's
been able to use Tokra crystals to find
a way to transfer all kinds of different
energy. (Jack hears him babbling along,
and looks at the phone. He sees the
shaving cream, and puts the phone in
the water to wipe the cream off of it.
Daniel is heard, still talking, but
breaking up as he dips the phone in
the water. Then he RINSES the phone.
We should go there as soon as possible.
I'll be there in half an hour.
Ok, bye ...
(Continues shaving, he's almost finished)
No, no, no, wait. Don't hang up. I need
a seven-letter word.
I told Sam I wouldn't help you.
Well, then this will be the one thing
she doesn't know. Up, down, charmed,
(With NO hesitation to think about it)
(Not getting that Daniel gave him the
answer ... I think he thinks Daniel
called him strange!) Yeah. Well thanks
(Thru the phone as Jack takes it away
from his ear) No the word you're looking
for... (Jack hangs up)
(A pretty blond woman, (who I thought
was Sam at first!) is walking down a
street talking thru a headset.) I know,
I know. I couldn't get her off the phone.
It should be done by noon. Whatever
it is, believe me, I'm sure it won't
take long to say no, and then I'll be
at Georgetown at two for my poli-sci
class and I'm speaking at the woman's
... (Hails a cab that's approaching
(Has an accent) Taxi! TAXI!
In Washington ... dinner at seven. (Running
up to the passenger side of the cab,
the man steps up to the driver's side.)
I'm sorry Michelle, I gotta call you
back. This guy's trying to steal my
cab. I'm sorry this is my cab. I called
for a taxi ten minutes ago. (He speaks
to her in his native tongue, she responds
to him in the language)
As do I.
I cannot be late. I'm going to the Whitehouse.
I have to be there in fifteen minutes,
I'm meeting the President.... (He cocks
his head) of the United States. I ...
(Laughs) Really I am. (car is seen pulling
up behind her)
Hey. Is one of you gonna get in or what?
(The foreigner moves to get in) Wait!
Can I offer you cab fare. (Limo driver
is seen getting out of the car, walking
up behind her) Wherever you need to
go ... Please, (To cab driver) can you
call this man another taxi?
Excuse me Doctor Weir. (She turn to
the driver) Please get in ma'am.
(To Foreigner) (Something in his language)
Taxi ... (She walks to the taxi, and
climbs in. Kinsey (Bah! ;)) is there
in the seat) Mr. Vice President.
(He has a file folder on his lap) Doctor
It wasn't necessary for you to pick
me up sir.
I was on my way from the athletic club.
Besides there are very few people who
could properly brief you for this interview.
Interview? I agreed to have just a meeting
How would you respond if I told you
the Air Force is currently conducting
top-secret operations with an alien
transportation device called the Stargate.
It was discovered in the early 1900's
at Giza, not too far from the Great
(Smiles) Is this a joke? (He takes a
paper from the file, and hands it to
her) What is it?
A note from the President. (She opens
it and it says THIS IS NOT A JOKE! (Not
is underlined) and signed by President
Hayes.) You might wanna read this too.
(Hands her the file)
(After a moment of reviewing the file)
Oh my God.
Cheyenne Mountain Complex.
SGC Elevator. Jack is still doing the crossword. An Airman (Martin
Wood's Cameo) is looking over his shoulder at the puzzle. Jack
looks the airman in the eyes, and the airman shakes his head,
and looks away. The doors open, the airman quickly walks out
of the elevator. Jack sees his team standing at the elevator,
Sam looks pissed with her hands on her hips, Teal'c is his usual
stoic self with his hands behind his back, Daniel is shaking
his head, looking at his watch, tapping it to make sure it's
How long have you been waiting there?
You said half an hour, an hour ago.
General Hammond's waiting. (Jack walks
up to Sam, and with a grin on his face,
hands her the puzzle.)
The fate of the world is hanging in
the balance and you've been sitting
in your truck finishing this?
I believe it was double or nothing.
Ok. 23 across, the atomic weight of
boron. Answer is ten.
You wrote the word fat.
And your point? (Takes it roughly from
(Looking at his watch, to Harper) They
should be getting here ...
(Everyone's standing behind their chairs)
SG3 spotted a Goa'uld reconnaissance
drone while on the planet where they
found the colonnade. Since that obviously
means the Goa'uld were aware of it's
existence, SG's 3 and 5 will be providing
backup, if General Hammond approves
(walking in) Good morning SG1. (To Jack)
Nice of you to join us.
Good morning sir.
(He sits, everyone else sits in their
chairs) I've heard Doctor Jackson's
report on his translation. Given what
happened the last time you encountered
something like this, I'm surprised you're
so willing to take on this mission.
So am I, sir.
(Mocking his tone) Daniel?
Why wouldn't we wanna gain access to
the greatest repository of knowledge
in the known universe. Once and for
all finding the Lost City of the Ancients,
and use their advanced technology to
save the entire galaxy from the evil
oppression of the Goa'uld?
Well, there's that.
From the mission file I've read, this
is one of those things that whips out
from the wall, grabs your head and re-arranges
your brain right?
(Puts his finger up) Sort of.
(Raised eyebrows) Sort of?
It basically downloads the entire library
of Ancients knowledge into a persons
mind. That massive amount of data then
slowly unspools into your brain, eventually
taking over your consciousness completely.
Except for it wasn't meant for a physiology
as primitive as ours.
Easy fella ...
I thought the report said you almost
died last time sir. (Jack just looks
at the young man)
The asgard were able to remove the information
from OíNeillís mind before he was lost
So why don't we just shoot Thor a call,
get him standing by as back up.
We tried sir. He's not responding.
None of our alien allies have been particularly
reliable of late. If something happened
General, no one's saying that anyone
should directly interface with the device.
We're suggesting that it be extracted
and brought home for study.
The engineering team that studied the
last one of these devices you found
determined nothing after six months
We believe that, that device's power
source was depleted when Colonel O'Neill
(To Jack) Recent intel suggests that
Anubis has become a serious threat to
dominate the rest of the Goa'uld in
a very short time. We have to consider
that Earth is at risk now more than
ever. If the knowledge contained within
this device can lead us to technologies
we can use to defend ourselves, we must
(To Daniel) Why didn't you just say
You have a go. And be careful people.
Kinsey takes Weir to a room full of boxes and boxes of SGC files.
The file you read in the car is just
the beginning. You might want to familiarize
yourself with some more of this before
you take the job.
Take the job? I only just found out
that science fiction isn't fiction.
(Opens a box, it's full to the top with
files) I mean I've known there were
secrets, big secrets, but this is. I
don't know what is scarier, the fact
that this is all true or the fact that
you're telling me. I can't imagine what
kind of job you're offering me sir,
but at this point I really don't care
I realize you haven't met the President
yet. Just try and say no.
(Chevron 7 is shown being locked) Chevron
seven locked. (Gate activates)
(Standing at the foot of the ramp, addressing
the teams) SG teams 1,3 and 5, good
luck. God speed.
Thank you sir. Let's move out! (The
teams go thru the gate, SG-1 taking
point) (Alien planet) Reynold's, set
up defense perimeters as you see fit.
Hold the gate till we get back.
You got it, Sir ... (Begins ordering
people to different positions)
SG1 move out. (Alien mother ship, and
her little friends are shown dropping
out of hyperspace) (Sitting on the ground,
Taking watch as Daniel is seen walking
around in the back of him) You know
we've searched this place up and down.
(Jack looks at his watch) I know.
We could have Goa'uld on our collective
asses any minute now.
I know....According to the text on this
column, it's inside.
(Sarcastically) Inside you say. (Stands
up, walks toward Daniel.) Well let me
tell you my friend. There is no inside.
There's just a whole lot of (Hands pointing
out for dramatic effect) outside.
(Facing a wall) I'm getting some strange
readings coming from here.
If I'm right ... (Presses something
on the opposite wall from where Sam's
facing. The wall warps, and Sam jumps
back when the face thing appears)
Look out. (Heard thru radio) Reynolds
(Thru radio) Yeah, we got something
here, stand by.
All clear for the moment.
Some gliders are seen flying out of the mother ship.
We just have to figure out how to get
this thing out of the wall. (Daniel
walks up to it, it opens, blue light
is seen coming out of it) Careful! (Holds
All right one more time. Why are we
doing this? Why?
You hear something Harper?
Sir! We got multiple bogeys coming in
Dial the Gate!
Here we go!
Send a constant radio signal, we have
to keep that door open. (Thru radio)
SG1 we have incoming.
(Jack and Danny see a Deathglider shooting
2 shots at perfect intervals that look
like about 3 ft. The last one's awfully
close. Sam looks up; we assume by her
reaction, she sees the glider flying
up for another round.) All right let's
Jack we can't just leave.
We must not allow this device to fall
into the hands of Anubis.
Fine. (Goes to rig the device with an
Sir he's right, if we destroy it we
lose our only chance to find the location
of the Lost City.
(Seeing the glider coming down for round
2) Ah crap! All right then, what? (Daniel
makes a run for the device) (Stops him)
No, no, no, no, no! (Pushes him HARD
against the opposite wall)
Jack somebody has to do it. The answer
is in there! (Points to the device)
If we don't find the Lost City we're
as good as dead. Let me do it.
And who does the translating, when you
go Ancient? (Gliders start shooting.
He and Daniel are huddled close together
protecting their heads. He looks at
Daniel, who's looking away. Hands him
his hat) In fact you're the one person
who CAN do it. (Jumps on the device
before anyone can stop him)
The device keeps his head for a good 30 seconds, then releases
SG1, where the hell are you guys. We
can't hold out for long.
Colonel Reynolds we are heading back
to the gate. (She presses a remote,
setting the charge that Jack put right
next to the device)
(In a firefight) Hold positions. Reece
you're with me!!
Take cover! (They fall on the ground
as a staff blast from a glider hits
the ground about 5 ft. behind them)
(Turns Jack) Jack, Jack, you ok?
(Clueless) What's going on?
Come on, let's get him up.
(Shouting ) Go, go GO!
General Hammond, we're coming through
the gate. (To Jack) We're right behind
you sir. Go. Go!
Didn't quite go according to plan Sir.
We have to get him to the infirmary.
I did it again.
EVENING, WHITE HOUSE, OVAL OFFICE.
Weir is playing with a statue on the President's desk. He walks
Doctor Weir. (Startles her) I'm sorry
to have kept you so late.
Well that's all right, I've been doing
a little reading. Mr. President....I
mean, this is truly so outrageous. I
feel compelled on behalf of everyone
who has no idea, that, that... (He picks
up the phone, motioning her to stop)
Megan. Could you get a car ready for
Doctor Weir? (Goes to hang up. Puts
phone back up to his mouth) Five minutes.
Thanks. (Hangs up) (Motions toward sofa)
Sit down. (Goes to make himself a drink)
Would you like something?
No, thank you.
Your reaction was very similar to mine
when I found out.
I'm sorry. Five minutes sir?
(Sits on the edge of his desk) The negotiation
you mediated in North Africa?
(Sits on the sofa) Yes? What does that
have to do with this?
Well just that, the Stargate, probably
makes that seem like childís play.
Well frankly sir I have absolutely no
idea what you want from me.
You brokered a dozen of the most sensitive
international treaties in modern times.
You speak God knows how many languages.
(Modestly) Just ... five.
Five. (Nods his head) I suppose your
aversion to the military will be an
What are we talking about, exactly?
You running the Stargate Program.
(Dumbfounded) Oh ...
How the hell did this happen?
He did it deliberately sir.
In order to access the knowledge of
He, we, figured we'd never get another
shot at it.
We know from experience that the Ancients
knowledge will essentially overwrite
the Colonel's brain. We're hoping that
during the transformation process he'll
become aware of the information we're
And then it will overwhelm his nervous
system, and the Colonel (Footsteps are
heard coming up the steps) will....
What? (Very calmly for someone who KNOWS
they're gonna die!) Meet my maker? Pay
the piper? Reach the pearly gates? Start
pushing up daisies here and there? (His
team looks stunned)
You should be in the infirmary.
Why? We all know exactly what's gonna
happen. In a few days I start speaking
some strange language. A few days after
that I start doing things beyond my
control, and a few days after that,
it's goodnight my someone, goodnight.
(Sam is seen closing her eyes, Daniel's
eyes are closed as he nods) So with
your permission sir I'd like to take
the weekend to get some personal things
The last time, it did take a couple
of days before we noticed any change
in the Colonels behavior.
I'll be back. Ready to work.
Thank you sir. Now if you'll excuse
me, my favorite television show starts
in half an hour. (He's heard walking
down the stairs as his team look at
each other and Hammond, solemnly)
(Walks from his desk to the sofa, sits
next to her) We've already done an initial
review and we've decided to suspend
current operations until a new government
division can be established. There's
no question the Stargate is a dangerous
thing, but from what we know is going
on out there. It's something we can't
No obviously not. I don't want this
to sound like a terribly self-centered
What do you think?
Well, I'm betting other world leaders
are pressuring you for control.
See, I knew you were a quick study.
And I can advise you there, but I am
not qualified to negotiate with aliens.
Well, no one is Doctor. Not you, not
me. But someone has to do it. The fact
is, we can't keep this thing a secret
And you wanna put a friendly face on
this thing when it goes public. Someone
a little less threatening than a US
People will panic. It's going to take
anything and everything we have (Stands)
to keep our civilization from turning
upside down. But make no mistake. You're
not just a figurehead for the publicity.
I chose you for a damn good reason.
(Walks toward the door, she stands)
I take it my five minutes are up.
Actually it was seven. (Opens door)
Don't worry. This is just the beginning.
(Walks toward the door, stops in front
of him) What if I say no sir?
Never going to happen. (Taps her shoulder)
Bonnie! Come on in here. (To Weir) Thank
you. (To Bonnie, shakes her hand) Good
seeing you again.
(Was sitting on a sofa outside the office
waiting for her) So! Things aren't quite
as simple as they seem.
They've never seemed simple sir.
Be careful who you trust Doctor.
Does that include you sir?
He may be the President. But I am the
one person on this fair planet you want
on your side and the one person you
don't want to cross.
Sam knocks on the door, he answers.
Did I wake you?
I couldn't sleep at all last night.
You should have called.
I didn't wanna bother you.
Um, (Motions for her to enter) I was
just looking at the sky. Trying to figure
out how many stars we'd actually been
Actually, only a few of the stars visible
from Earth have Stargates on them, so.....
I knew that.
Hammond send you by to check up on me?
No! (Sounding nervous) It's funny really,
I was out driving, you know....in my
car, and I um, (Nervous laugh) I drove
here. (Chuckle) Yeah ...
There's coffee around here. (Goes to
the kitchen, she looks around his living
Maybe not. How about a beer?
Sure, why not. (Clinking glasses is
heard as he takes the bottles from the
fridge. She walks down the steps to
his living room, looking at pictures.
He uncaps the beer, and just flicks
the cover on the floor, looking where
Want a glass? I can wash one.
No, I'm fine. (Takes the beer) Thank
you sir. (Points to a family picture
with Jack, Sara, and Charlie.) So do
you ever talk to her?
Can we not talk about that?
Sorry. (Trying to sound upbeat, it's
not working!;)) How are you feeling?
Can we not talk about that either? (Walks
around her to the sofa)
Ok. (Walks to the sofa, jack's sitting
down) What do you want to talk about?
(He just looks up at her) You wanna
be alone. (Puts the beer down) This
was a bad I ... I ... should go.
Finish your beer. (She hadn't even taken
a sip, BTW. ;)) (She takes a deep breath)
And then you have to wait at least an
hour before you drive. (Flicks his cap
across the room)
(Looks at him) Sir? (Sits next to him
on the sofa)
(After a long pause of her just staring
at him) What?
I should have done it.
What? Stuck your head in that thing?
Are you nuts? Carter. You're one of
this country's natural resources. If
not National treasures. It couldn't
have gone down any other way. (A car
pulling up is faintly heard) I just
hope it's worth it. (Takes a sip of
Even if we do find the Lost City. Even
if we get there and find exactly what
we're looking for to defend the planet....
(Interrupting her) THAT ... would be
worth it. (Takes another sip, she closes
(After knocking "Shave-and-a-hair-cut"
on the door) (Sam looks up at Jack,
startled, Jack stares at Sam, she closes
her eyes again) Opening the door, putting
his head in) Hello!? (Tealíc is outside,
cocks his head to look in the window.
He has a white box in his hands)
(Sam grins.) In here. (Jack continues
to look at Sam)
(He and Tealíc slowly walk in the door.
A red vintage car is in the driveway.)
(Sees Sam and Jack sitting pretty close)
Oh sorry, are we interrupting anything?
JACK AND SAM
(Same time) No...
What are you doing here?
Oh we ... well it's ... it's a funny
story actually. We, we, ah, were driving
by and we, uh ... saw Sam's car in the
driveway, and ... and ... uh ...
(Touches Sam's arm, said sarcastically)
... Teal'c said to me. Well he didn't
actually say anything. He just kinda
looked at me and did that eyebrow raise
thing that he kinda does and I said
to him, I said 'hey, why don't we stop
Is that doughnuts?
(Holds them up.) Indeed!
(Doing his BEST Monty Burns imitation)
(Walks in with a super soldier on each
side of him) Rise!
My Lord. I believe the humans of the
Tauri destroyed the device you sought.
You failed to stop them.
(Anxiously) They anticipated our arrival
my Lord. (Anubis holds up his hand to
stop him from speaking. He turns away,
walking to the back. His super soldiers
take out the whole group of Jaffa)
(Sam hands a red drink in a glass to
Tealíc. Daniel already has a beer, and
is balancing an orange on the beer bottle)
you are so wrong. It's a perfect analogy.
Burns as Goa'uld.
(Daniel's looking at his orange. He
looks quite drunk!) They are merely
animated characters O'Neill.
You are so shallow.
(Drops his orange) Oh Please! Talcís
like one of the deepest people I know.
He's so deep. (And you're SOOO Drunk,
Daniel!) Come on! Tell em how deep you
are. You'll be lucky if you understand
this. (Smiling and giddy)
My depth is immaterial to this conversation.
(Excitedly) Oh!! See?
No more beer for you.
I'm sorry sir, but I have to agree.
I don't see the connection.
All right that does it. You know the
entire VHS collection was going to one
of you. (Daniel puts his head down sadly)
It's going to Siler. He gets it. (Knock
on door) Thank God. Pizza. (Gets up
to answer door, it's Hammond) Well you're
not the usual delivery boy.
Is this a good time?
It's always a good time for you sir.
Come on in. Let me get you a chair.
(Stands at attention) General.
At ease Major, please.
There you go sir.
(Sits in chair) I'm glad to find you
all here. (Points to the beer bottle)
You wouldn't happen to have another
one of those?
I would. I hope you like Guiness Sir.
(Grabs a 6 pack, gives Hammond a bottle)
(He drank Budweiser in Shades of Grey,
I guess he switched brands) I find it
a refreshing substitute for....food.
Iíve been relieved of command.
(Everyone's stunned reaction is shown)
The President has effectively shut down
the SGC for a three-month review process.
During which time, a newly formed Government
department will take the place of Stargate
But Sir, the Colonel. We don't have
How could this happen?
Does anyone know anyone who voted for
those two shrubs?
I've known President Hayes for a long
time. He's a good man. Despite his tastes
in running mates, maybe. Robert Kinsey
brought in a lot of campaign financing.
For all we know, he may have used his
knowledge of the Stargate as leverage
to get himself a place on the ticket.
It doesn't matter now.
What, we're just going to lie down for
Weíve been in this situation before.
No, this time it's different.
Who's replacing you Sir?
Her name is Doctor Elizabeth Weir.
I've heard of her. She's an expert in
international politics. She mediates
some high level negotiations for the
UN. I actually referenced some of her
work when I drafted the first treaty
for the Tokra.
All I know is I've been ordered to Washington
to discuss reassignment. I leave tomorrow.
General, we do have a little unfinished
As far as I know, you're all to report
for work as scheduled on Monday.
Something must be done.
I have my orders. Besides, I have a
feeling I may be able to do more about
this from Washington than I can here.
And in the meantime?
Youíll just have to plead your case
to the new administration. I have every
confidence in you people.
Weir is walking g in the briefing room, toward the viewing window
looking at the gate. She has her cell phone headphones on.
Amazing isn't it?
I don't really care.
(Turns toward him.) What? ... (Into
headphones) Well there's gonna be a
lot of changes and not everybody's going
to be happy about them. Yes, I'm about
to step into one myself. Ok bye. (To
Daniel) Sorry. I walk around with this
thing, I look like a crazy person, talking
to myself. Elizabeth Weir.
(Shakes her proffered hand) Daniel Jackson.
I can't get used to being this far underground.
I keep looking around for a window.
I see you found the one with the best
view. (They look at the gate) I remember
when we were first trying to get the
Stargate to work, I would come here
and just stare at it for hours.
Is that a gentle reminder that you've
been an important part of this since
the very beginning?
(After a moment of silence) So, a little
bit of light reading.
Ah. I've been awake all weekend. The
reality of this is....It's an adrenaline
rush. (The entire briefing room table
is full of files)
Hey. At least I know you have a beating
(Sighs) I don't expect the warmest welcome
from the Military personnel.
Youíre replacing a great man. Uniform
Okay. but I'm hoping you of all people,
won't jump to conclusions.
Like why someone like you is here?
Someone like me?
Yeah, someone who started their career
as a political activist. Lobbying against
the government spending on the military.
And how I end up working for those I
was criticizing? I know, but I've decided
that the best way to stop the proliferation
of weapons is to try and end the need
for them. So I'm going to be the voice
of reason to whoever will listen.
And you think that's why the President
chose you to take over the SGC?
I don't know why I've been given this
job. I really don't, but I'm going to
do it to the best of my abilities as
long as I'm here. I'm going to start
by examining the mandate for this program..-
Don't underestimate the immediate threat.
No I'm not, but this country's history
of manifest destiny cannot continue
out to the rest of the galaxy, especially
when this is all being done behind the
back of the entire planet.
Hey I'm not saying that everything that
has been going on around here is right,
I mean we have no right to play God,
but neither do the Goa'uld. Now I know
none of this may seem real to you on
paper, but trust me, they're pure evil.
Now if they had the chance they would
either destroy us or enslave us all.
You can read as many mission reports
as you want but before you decide what
should or shouldn't be done around here,
why don't you go through that gate and
see what's going on for yourself.
In good time.
We may not have good time and Jack O'Neill
I want you to know that Colonel O'Neill's
current condition is of serious concern
Then realize that Jack only did what
he did, because it was our only way
to find the location of the Lost City.
(Gate starts turning, Weir looks around
Unscheduled incoming traveler.
All the off world teams are back already.
Dr Weir, we are receiving Master Bra'tac's
personal identification code.
I know what an IDC is, thank you Colonel
Well he's an ally and if we don't open
(Points to the gate) the iris..-
I understand, thank you. Go ahead please.
(He and Weir walk down to the gateroom)
(Bra'tac walks thru) Bra'tac. (The Jaffa
looks at the lady standing next to Daniel)
This is Dr Elizabeth Weir, she's the
new leader of this facility.
(Walks up to him, extends her hand)
(Not taking her hand) Has Hammond of
Texas fallen in battle?
No sir, he's fine.
We've had some recent changes in our
I see. (He looks bothered)
Bra'tac, what's wrong?
I'm afraid I'm not the bearer of good
news. We have had word from Jaffa loyal
to our cause. Anubis is gathering full
force of his fleet. He will be here
within three days.
(On phone) Bob, can we stop complaining
and start figuring out what we're going
Mr. President. General Hammond.
Show him in. (Takes off his glasses)
We can't ignore a threat of this magnitude,
hear the man out! Well whatever he is,
and get back to me! (Sounds to me like
he's talking to Kinsey, who's being
an ass about Braítac. ;))
(Smiles) General George Hammond.
(Shakes his hand) Mr. President.
I think it was Lieutenant last time
we spoke wasn't it?
For both of us, that was a lot of hair
(Hearty laugh) Sit down. (They sit on
sofas facing each other) You know when
I took this job, I thought I had the
weight of the world on my shoulders.
But then I found out what you (Points
to him) do for a living.
George this had nothing to do with your
record, but if the American people had
any idea what your contribution was...
Thank you Sir, that's kind of you to
say. One day maybe they will.
Dr Weir, she's as smart as they come.
I hope so.
The poor thing, she has no idea what's
she gotten herself into. I had no choice
George, I had to do something. I want
you to know that I'm aware of your history
with the Vice President.
Hell, We both know why I picked Kinsey,
more then the money... he delivered
Florida all by himself. Trust me, if
I knew then...
So, let's talk about your reassignment.
I was thinking more along the lines
of retirement Sir.
I don't think so George, not just yet.
I want to keep you around Washington;
we're going to need you and your expertise.
(In briefing room to Braítac) Three
days from now is a Thursday, (Sarcastically)
Thursday's not good for us.
Anubis believes that we know the location
of the Lost City.
Yes, but He doesn't know that we don't
(Walking in with Weir, and a yummy looking
secret service man) Oh! Well, some people
just don't know when to leave.
Colonel O'Neill, Major Carter, Teal'c.
(Tealíc nods at her) I know these are
strange circumstances to be meeting
for the first time.
And you are...? (Raises his eyebrows)
(Smiles) I am ... Dr Elizabeth Weir,
You can just call her your one hope
of ever stepping through the Stargate
Bit of a mouthful.
I know I'm playing catch-up, but I understand
that time is short.
Actually it's all relative ma'am. Carter
could explain it better if we had more
time. (Sam smiles)
Shall we have a seat then? (Everyone
moves to sit at the table, the SS man
moves out of view. I 'm guessing to
watch over Kinsey) Obviously this is
a situation of great importance.
Which is why I've taken it upon myself
to come down here and see what Mr. Bra'tac
has to say personally.
MASTER Bra'tac, Master.
I beg your pardon. (I see the SS man
... he's sitting in a chair in the back
watching Kinsey. Maybe someone can give
him a coffee break so Jack can kill
Kinsey??) So you believe the Goa'uld
Anubis is planning to attack?
You may be certain of it.
I'll say this, the timing is impeccable.
The moment we suspend Stargate operations,
(Jack rolls his eyes, and looks at Tealíc)
you pull this out of your hat.
Mr. VICE President, if you're suggesting
that we'd make something like this up
Yes Colonel, that's exactly what I'm
Yes well that is exactly what we do;
we sit around on our fat asses and create
scenarios that put the planet at risk,
that's exactly what we do.
Oh I think you'd do just about anything...
(Interrupting) Gentlemen. For the purposes
of this discussion, let's assume that
Master Bra'tac is in earnest and that
the threat is real.
Do you even know what the threat is?
Anubis is a half Goa'uld, half ascended
Ancient. With the knowledge and technology
at his disposal to wipe us all from
the face of the Earth.
What about negotiating?
Oh' for crying out loud, that's derantis.
(Everyone looks at him) What?
You just said derantis.
Derantis, what is that?
No it's not.
I think what Colonel O'Neill is trying
to say is that trying to negotiate based
on our past experiences would be insane...
Yeah, I got that.
However we believe that there may be
alien technology within our reach that
could defeat Anubis.
(Chuckles) So now you're pulling a ray
gun out of your hat.
Weapons capable of defending this planet.
I can't believe we're sitting here listening
Mr. Vice President, on his last mission...
Oh' I am aware of the events and that
once again compromised Colonel O'Neill's
invaluable judgment, (Jack is shown
shaking his head, and writing something
with a pen) and the fact that on his
last official mission, he has incurred
the wrath of humanity's worst enemy
on behalf of us all.
Wait a minute, I thought you didn't
buy into the whole invasion thing.
The fact is, until we know the location
of the Lost City...
I know where it is. (Sam and Danny look
You know where it is now?
I will, it's in there somewhere. Look,
let me make this simple. If I come up
with the Lost City, we go find it, yes
Who are you, really? And why are you
I will consider it.
(Stands) I must return to Chulak.
I, too will go, in the hope of procuring
ships and warriors in order to defend
Good luck. (Everyone else stands and
(Follows her into her office, slamming
the door closed. He's pissed) What the
hell was that?
You don't know O'Neill like I do.
(Sighs) This is my call. Colonel O'Neill
Is the one who got us into this mess
in the first place!
I don't see...
I want him gone, Doctor. I want them
all gone, you haven't figured that out
Oh' I figured out quite a bit.
Well hallelujah for that.
This is my office, this is my chair.
Until someone tells me otherwise, I'm
going to make decisions as I see fit.
Not as they fit into your agenda. (I
really like this lady!)
You have no idea what my agenda is.
Whatever your agenda is.
You don't know anything Doctor, and
if you think you do, you're not as smart
as I thought. (Leaves, she sighs)
(In gateroom, gate is open) So T, if
I don't see you again...
I will see you soon O'Neill.
You know something I don't?
In fact it is you who knows something
I do not.
I hope you're right. (Tealíc holds out
his hand to do a jaffa hand shake, Jack
pulls him into a hug)
(By the look on his face, Jack told
him something. Jack's back is turned,
so I couldn't read his lips! ;)) I wish
you all well. (He bows, and he and Braítac
walk thru the gate.)
TO BE CONTINUED