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3.04 "Legacy"

Episode Guide

Précis

After Daniel begins to experience hallucinations, SGC doctors suspect that the number of trips through the Stargate may be limited. Daniel insists that something went wrong on SG-1's last mission, but no one believes him. With his condition worsening, will Daniel be able to convince them before he is permanently committed to a mental hospital?

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TEASER

FADE IN

INT—ALIEN WORLD, CORRIDOR

[SG-1 are walking along a darkened corridor.]

O'NEILL
Daniel, any ideas about this place?
DANIEL
Well it looks like it was built by a pretty advanced culture then…stripped and deserted.
CARTER
The MALP showed no life signs.

[A single, red stone is set in the wall to one side of a sealed door.]

O'NEILL
Teal'c? What do you think?
TEAL'C
It is an ancient Goa'uld design.

[Teal'c touches the stone and the door slides open.]

O'NEILL
Now that is not a good smell.

[As SG-1 enters the chamber, Daniel trips over a dead body.]

O'NEILL
All right, Level A.

[O'Neill, Carter and Daniel put on protective gear, as Teal'c discovers another body.]

TEAL'C
There is another one here.
O'NEILL
More over there.

[As Carter examines one of the corpses, she notices a scar along the back of its neck.]

CARTER
These aren't quite human. They're Goa'uld.

END OF TEASER

INT—ALIEN WORLD, CHAMBER

[Teal'c is examining the red stone on the inside door of the chamber.]

TEAL'C
This mechanism appears to have been damaged by a ribbon device.
CARTER
Maybe they were trying to contain whatever did this.

[Daniel notices a symbol engraved on a nearby table.]

DANIEL
Teal'c, do you recognize this symbol?
TEAL'C
It is the crest of the Limvris.
O'NEILL
Which is what or…who?
TEAL'C
A rival league of lesser Goa'uld who challenged the System Lords.
O'NEILL
A minor league.
TEAL'C
Yes. There are nine.

[Carter shines her flashlight around the room, counting each of the dead bodies.]

CARTER
…Five, six, seven, eight, nine. Found 'em.

[Daniel reaches under the table and picks something up.]

DANIEL
It's one of those Goa'uld tablet devices, the kind we found on Argos.
CARTER
Can you translate it?
DANIEL
Part of it. It's some sort of battle plan. I need the hand device that makes the screen go to the next page.

[O'Neill notices a half-hidden object under the table.]

O'NEILL
That thing?

[Daniel picks up the hand device and runs it over the tablet, but it doesn't work.]

DANIEL
Nothing's happened.

[He suddenly jumps and turns around.]

O'NEILL
What?
DANIEL
I felt something brush by me.

[O'Neill shines his light around the chamber, but doesn't see anything amiss.]

O'NEILL
Yeah, all right, let's pack it out of here, leave this to the medical containment unit. It's getting creepy.

[They exit the chamber.]

INT—SGC LOCKER ROOM

[Daniel walks out of the shower, towel-drying his hair.]

WOMAN'S VOICE

(whispering)

Dr Jackson.
DANIEL
Out in a minute!
WOMAN'S VOICE
Dr Jackson.

[Daniel looks round and notices a tap dripping. He walks over to it and hold his hand beneath the water, then stares at his reflection in the mirror.]

INT—SGC CORRIDOR

[Carter finds Daniel as he is leaving the locker room.]

CARTER
Daniel.
DANIEL
Were you calling me just now?
CARTER
No.
DANIEL
You weren't calling my name in the locker-room a minute ago?
CARTER
No, it wasn't me. General Hammond's waiting for us in the briefing room.

[As Carter walks away, Daniel gives her strange stare.]

INT—SGC DEBRIEFING ROOM

FRASIER
The Goa'uld died before their hosts. We know this due to a unique protein marker left in Goa'uld bodies, or host bodies, after a Goa'uld dies.
CARTER

(to Frasier)

The same protein marker that was left in my body after JOLINAR was killed.
FRASIER
Yes.
HAMMOND
How did they die, Doctor?
FRASIER
Well at this point, sir, I can't really give you an accurate answer and I may never be able to.
HAMMOND
Why not?
FRASIER
As with Major Carter, when these Goa'uld symbiotes die they rapidly decay and were absorbed by the host. There's no Goa'uld corpse for me to study.
O'NEILL
What about bio-warfare? Poison, disease, that kind of thing?
TEAL'C
The Goa'uld are immune to such things.
DANIEL
What about the hosts?
FRASIER
The humans were normal, no wounds, no infections.
DANIEL
Ok, then why are they dead?
FRASIER
According to Teal'c, the door was disabled from the inside. Locked in with no food, no water, they probably died of starvation.
HAMMOND
Right now, I'm more concerned with who killed the Goa'uld and why.
TEAL'C
The System Lords would be the mostly likely suspects.
O'NEILL
But if the door was disabled from the inside how'd the perp, or the perps get out?
CARTER
Maybe the assassins weren't visible and we're the ones who let them out.
O'NEILL
Reetou. You think Reetou were in there?
TEAL'C
Reetou would not spare the host. Reetou weaponry does much damage to the human body.
O'NEILL
Well there you go.
HAMMOND
Dr Jackson, what about that Goa'uld tablet device?

[As Daniel is about to reply, the Stargate begins to dial up and he appears to lose his train of thought.]

VOICE OVER SPEAKERS
Incoming traveler.
DANIEL

(to Hammond)

Um, it's a Goa'uld dialect akin to Latin. From what Teal'c and I have made out so far, it's some sort of attack plan. I'm…still trying to figure out how to scroll to the next page, if there is a next page.
HAMMOND
Dr Jackson, I want you to make translating that tablet your top priority.
DANIEL
Yes, sir.
HAMMOND
Dismissed.

[As everyone begins to file out of the room, Daniel goes over to the window and looks down at the Gate room. O'Neill stands at his side.]

VOICE OVER SPEAKERS
SG-7 returning.

[As Daniel looks on, he sees the Limvris' corpses walking down the ramp in the place of SG-7. He glances at O'Neill, but when the Colonel doesn't react, Daniel looks back at the Gate room and this time sees only SGC soldiers.]

INT—SGC DANIEL'S OFFICE

[Daniel is sitting at his desk, attempting to translate the tablet they retrieved from the Limvris' chamber.]

DANIEL
To enter by infiltration. Infiltration.
VOICE

(whispering)

Daniel. Daniel.

[Daniel hears the sound of a Stargate dialing up coming from his closet. He pulls the doors of his closet open and sees the Stargate's event horizon.]

VOICE
Join with us Daniel. Step through the Gate Daniel.
DANIEL
This isn't real.

[As he puts his hand into the event horizon, he is suddenly grabbed by one of the dead Limvris.]

DANIEL
Help!

[The face of one of the corpses appears and Daniel is pulled into the event horizon.]

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Daniel wakes up in one of the infirmary beds. He sees O'Neill playing with a bag full of IV solution. O'Neill, seeing him awake, wanders over.]

O'NEILL
Hello.
DANIEL
Hello.
O'NEILL
What happened?
DANIEL
Do you believe ghosts?
O'NEILL
Uh…no.
DANIEL
Neither do I. Which means there has to be a logical explanation.
O'NEILL
For what?
DANIEL
When we were in the Limvris chamber, I felt something brush by me. And I've heard voices. And I keep seeing the dead Goa'uld from the massacre.
O'NEILL
Where?
DANIEL
Well last night they were in my closet, in like a…Stargate event horizon without the Gate.
O'NEILL
In your closet?
DANIEL
Yes. I don't think they're really dead.
O'NEILL
Who? The stiffs in the morgue?
DANIEL
No, the nine Goa'uld that were using them as hosts. I translated a phrase on that tablet that I thought meant attack, but when I refined the translation I realized it means to enter by infiltration.
O'NEILL
And you think that's what they're doing?
DANIEL
Yes.
O'NEILL
Through your closet?
DANIEL
Teal'c said the Limvris were being hunted by the System Lords, right? Now what if they used some sort of technology to transform their bodies into…I don't know, energy…or something.
O'NEILL
Energy?
DANIEL
Or something. I don't know exactly how, Sam can figure that part out. The point is, they're here. They've entered by infiltration and now they want me as a host.
O'NEILL

(skeptically)

All nine of them?
DANIEL
That sounds crazy, huh?
O'NEILL
Um, yeah, you've got to admit there's some holes in your theory here.
DANIEL
Well it's a theory, not proof.
O'NEILL
Why are you the only one who can see them? Why didn't they come through my closet…aside from the fact that yours is cleaner?
DANIEL
I don't know. The only other theory I can come up with is that I'm having some sort of nervous breakdown.
O'NEILL
Or something.
DANIEL

(echoing him)

Or something.

INT—SGC DEBRIEFING ROOM

[O'Neill enters the debriefing room, but pauses when he sees Dr Mackenzie.]

O'NEILL
Dr Mackenzie.
MACKENZIE
Colonel.
O'NEILL
I'm not going to enjoy this, am I?
HAMMOND
Part of Dr Mackenzie's work involves analyzing psychological data from SG units, specifically looking for common side affects to Gate travel. Dr Jackson's episode yesterday may have uncovered a serious one.
MACKENZIE

(to O'Neill)

Dr Frasier's been treating you for headaches lately, hasn't she?
O'NEILL
Yes. What's that got to do with Daniel?
MACKENZIE
Well you're not the only one. Fifty three percent of SG field personnel also have a history of them.
O'NEILL
A lot of people get headaches. What's your point?
MACKENZIE
Dr Jackson has experienced what I characterize as a first break psychotic episode, which may be manifesting full-blown hebephrenic-schizophrenia.
FRASIER
Migraines are often one of the first signs.
O'NEILL
Wait a minute. Daniel's a schizophrenic and it's caused by…the Stargate?
FRASIER
It's the only logical explanation we have right now, Colonel.
O'NEILL
Well it sounds fairly theoretical to me. Does anybody think it could be stress?
FRASIER
As much as I'd like to think that's all it is, the evidence just doesn't point that way. Daniel has paranoid delusions, auditory and visual hallucinations.
MACKENZIE
Dr Jackson's dopamine levels have increased in the left hemisphere of his brain. All these symptoms are textbook schizophrenia.
CARTER
I don't understand how this could happen without us noticing signs.
FRASIER
Nobody knows the exact cause of schizophrenia. Some cases are genetic, but there's no history of it in Daniel's family. When it's not genetic, it's environmental and…the Stargate is a plausible environmental cause.
CARTER
I've been through the Gate as many times as Daniel and I don't have headaches.
FRASIER
Well your body may have some kind of immunity, possibly due to JOLINAR.
O'NEILL
All right, let's say for the sake of argument that it is the Stargate, a theory to which I do not ascribe, then why don't we just put a little sign at the base of the ramp that says 'Gate travel may be hazardous to your health.' I can live with that.
CARTER
So can I, sir.
HAMMOND
The Air Force can't. I can't risk any SG officer having delusions in the middle of crisis. Therefore, as we speak, all outstanding SG teams are being recalled for evaluation.
CARTER

(to Hammond)

You're shutting down the whole program.
HAMMOND
Only until Dr Mackenzie and their teams submit their report. If his theory is proven correct, limits will be placed on the number of missions. Until then, the Stargate is closed.
O'NEILL
General…
HAMMOND

(firmly)

There is no debate Colonel.
O'NEILL

(silently)

Of course not.
CARTER

(to Hammond)

What about Daniel, sir?
MACKENZIE
For now we're going to medicate him and let him rest in one of the VIP rooms.
FRASIER
But if his symptoms persist or he becomes a threat to himself or anyone else…we'll have to commit him to Mental Health.

INT—SGC VIP ROOM

[Daniel and O'Neill are in the middle of a game of chess.]

DANIEL
Check.

[O'Neill moves his king out of check.]

DANIEL
Oh.
O'NEILL
What? Didn't see that?
DANIEL

Actually I was thinking about something else.
(He makes another move)

Checkmate. I should have done that two moves ago, I don't know what I was thinking.
O'NEILL
Yeah, well, you're a little off.
DANIEL
I don't feel off. I feel…I feel fine! No headaches, no tension, I mean I feel…normal.
O'NEILL
That's because it was just stress. And I have a very calming effect on stressed out people. How about a game of gin?
DANIEL
I'm not very good at gin.
O'NEILL
Good! Get the cards.

[As Daniel rises, he starts to hear the sound of a Stargate dialing up coming from the cupboard. He glances back at O'Neill, but the Colonel doesn't hear anything. Daniel yanks the cupboard doors open, but is relieved when he sees no event horizon inside. He takes out the cards and returns to the table. He suddenly hears a Goa'uld squealing and looks across the table to see one crawling up O'Neill's arm.]

DANIEL
Jack?
O'NEILL
Yeah?

[Since it's obvious the Colonel is not seeing the Goa'uld, Daniel hastily looks away.]

DANIEL
It's nothing.
O'NEILL
You all right?
DANIEL
I'm fine. How are you feeling?

[The Goa'uld continues up O'Neill's arm and starts to enter the back of O'Neill's neck, causing the colonel's eyes to glow.]

O'NEILL
Good. Real good.

[Daniel suddenly jumps up and makes a grab for the Goa'uld.]

DANIEL
There's a Goa'uld in you! I've got to get it out!

[O'Neill dodges him and backs away.]

O'NEILL
Daniel! Daniel, there's no Goa'uld in me!

[Daniel stops as he realizes what he's doing.]

DANIEL
I'm sorry. I saw it.

[He starts to act faint.]

O'NEILL
You all right?

[Daniel collapses, O'Neill helps him to the floor. As the Colonel heads for the phone, something shifts beneath Daniel's skin, moving across his face.]

INT—MENTAL HEALTH

[An aide unlocks the door to a white, padded room and Mackenzie, closely followed by O'Neill, Carter and Teal'c, enters.]

MACKENZIE
Don't expect much. If he becomes agitated, call the aides.

[As Mackenzie leaves, the remaining members of SG-1 see Daniel sitting on the floor.]

DANIEL
Jack?
CARTER
It's us, Daniel. Can't you see us?
DANIEL
I was just making sure you weren't figments of my…mind. They took away my glasses in case I broke the lenses and uh…tried to…hurt myself.
O'NEILL
They treating you ok?
DANIEL
Yes.

[He starts to cry.]

DANIEL
I'm sorry.
O'NEILL
For what?
DANIEL
For being such a head case.
CARTER
It's not your fault Daniel.
TEAL'C
Colonel O'Neill believes it has something to do with the Limvris.
O'NEILL
You remember in that chamber you said you felt something brush by you?
DANIEL
Yes. It was them. I know you don't believe me, but I felt them.

[He starts hearing noises.]

DANIEL
They heard me.

[He scurries to the corner of the room and huddles there.]

DANIEL
They're coming! They're coming.
TEAL'C
Only your friends are here, Daniel Jackson.
DANIEL
They're coming. I hear footsteps! Footsteps.
O'NEILL

(impatiently)

Daniel! There are no footsteps. Stay with us!
DANIEL
Footsteps!

[He sees one of the dead Limvris standing at Teal'c's shoulder and starts laughing.]

DANIEL
I told you, it's one of them. He's right there.

[He points to the dead Limvris.]

TEAL'C
There is no one at my side, Daniel Jackson.
DANIEL
Yes there is.
O'NEILL

(to Carter)

Want to get the aides?

[As Carter knocks on the door, Daniel lunges at the dead Limvris, but Teal'c catches hold of him. Something crawls out of Daniel and goes into Teal'c's hand. Daniel pulls himself out of Teal'c's grip and backs away as the aides arrive.]

DANIEL
Something just went inside Teal'c!
O'NEILL
You're hallucinating, Daniel.
DANIEL
Don't just stand there, get it out of him!

[As the aides pin Daniel to the floor and give him an injection, he hears Machello's voice.]

MACHELLO
You have delivered me to the vile Goa'uld so that I may destroy it.
DANIEL
Machello.
MACKENZIE
Ok, let's raise the dose. Five mils at four hour intervals.
DANIEL
Machello.

[He loses consciousness.]

INT—SGC

[The remaining members of SG-1 exit an elevator.]

CARTER
God, I hate seeing him like that.
O'NEILL
Nothing worse than losing your mind and knowing it's happening.

[Teal'c suddenly doubles up in pain and collapses over a desk.]

O'NEILL
Infirmary!

[O'Neill and Carter support Teal'c as they take him to the infirmary.]

INT—MENTAL HEALTH

[In his room, Daniel is dreaming of SG-1's mission to Machello's world.]

MACHELLO
Yes! Inventions to fight the Goa'uld.
DANIEL
Machello.
MACHELLO
Yes! Yes, inventions to fight the Goa'uld!

[Daniel wakes up in his room. He goes over to the door and starts banging on it for attention.]

DANIEL
Dr Mackenzie! Dr Mackenzie!

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Teal'c is lying in an infirmary bed as Dr Frasier presents her findings to O'Neill and General Hammond.]

FRASIER
Teal'c's symbiote is dying. I can't explain why.
O'NEILL

(to Teal'c)

Teal'c, what about that…Kel'no'reem thing?

[Teal'c weakly shakes his head.]

HAMMOND

(to Frasier)

Is he having hallucinations like Dr Jackson?
FRASIER
No. His dopamine levels are normal. Besides, Daniel didn't have the same physical symptoms. They seem to be unrelated.
O'NEILL
What are we talking about, time wise?
FRASIER
Without another symbiote…a day…two, maybe less. Even if we found another larval Goa'uld in time, there's no telling if it would survive either.

INT—MENTAL HEALTH

[Dr Mackenzie, two aides and a nurse enter Daniel's room.]

MACKENZIE
Dr Jackson.
DANIEL
Just uh…give me a second.
MACKENZIE
Look Daniel, it's time for your meds.
DANIEL
Uh, I don't uh…I don't need anymore drugs. What I need is to get the ones you've got in my system out of my system.
MACKENZIE
No Daniel, you need rest.
DANIEL
I think I've rested enough. Just tell me one thing, is Teal'c sick?
MACKENZIE
Not that I'm aware of. I haven't been to the SGC.

[Daniel hits the wall in frustration.]

MACKENZIE
Dr Jackson, I insist you calm yourself, otherwise I'll have to have you restrained and further sedated.
DANIEL
Why are you so quick to jump to the conclusion I'm crazy? That I'm dangerous, I'm out of control? It's 'cause I'm kinda acting that way, aren't I? I just…I just need to get these drugs out of my system. Look, Doctor, I know you probably hear this from patients all the time, but I think I'm cured.
MACKENZIE
You're right, I hear it all the time. I'm afraid it doesn't work that way. You don't get well from something like this overnight.
DANIEL
You do if there was an alien organism inside you making you think that you were sick when you really weren't.
MACKENZIE
And you…found this out…how?
DANIEL
Machello told me.
MACKENZIE
Machello?
DANIEL
He's an alien old man we met on P3C-599.
MACKENZIE
Dr Jackson, you haven't had any visitors.
DANIEL
No, of course I haven't. You see, Machello is dead.
MACKENZIE
Dead? Yet he told you there was someone inside you making you appear crazy?
DANIEL
That's a good point. I wouldn't, uh, I wouldn't buy that if I were you either. Just do me one favor, ok? Contact the SGC, find out if Teal'c is sick. If he is…promise me you'll let me talk to Jack O'Neill.

[Mackenzie appears to consider this.]

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Dr Frasier is examining Teal'c when General Hammond enters the room.]

HAMMOND

(to O'Neill)

Dr Mackenzie seems to think there's some sort of change with Dr Jackson.
FRASIER
A change, sir?
HAMMOND

(to O'Neill)

He's requesting you come out there, Colonel.

[O'Neill immediately leaves the room.]

INT—MENTAL HEALTH

[An aide lets O'Neill into Daniel's room and Daniel gets to his feet.]

O'NEILL
Hey Daniel.
DANIEL
You don't uh…you don't need to walk on eggshells any more. I'm better.
O'NEILL
So I hear. Ah, it's not that I doubt you but, um, why do you think it's happened all of sudden?
DANIEL
I don't completely understand it myself, but…I saw something come out of me and go into Teal'c. And then I heard Machello's voice.
O'NEILL
Uh, Machello?
DANIEL
Just…just hear me out. I'm guessing it wasn't actually Machello. It was probably some sort of technological or organic recording. And it said something about delivering Machello to the vile Goa'uld, which made me start thinking. Maybe I had some sort of…Goa'uld killing invention inside of me. One of Machello's inventions.
O'NEILL
And that's what made you…nuts?
DANIEL
Well since I don't have a Goa'uld, a side effect of this invention must make normal people act like they're…
O'NEILL

(silently)

Nuts?
DANIEL
Schizophrenic. Look, Teal'c is sick, right?
O'NEILL
Right.
DANIEL
Well, he does have a Goa'uld.

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Daniel is standing over Teal'c, who is still very ill.]

FRASIER

(to Daniel)

Your dopamine levels are back to normal.
DANIEL
I'm…back to normal.
CARTER
Ok, let's say your concept about Machello's Goa'uld killing invention is right, why did it take so long to go into Teal'c?
DANIEL
I don't know. Maybe it needed a close proximity to sense his Goa'uld larva.

[O'Neill doesn't appear entirely convinced.]

DANIEL
Look, I had a lot of time locked in that little room to think about this. It makes sense. Why am I back to normal? And, coincidentally, hours after touching me, Teal'c is sick.
O'NEILL
All right, why didn't I get sick when we were playing cards the other night and you were jumping all over me?
DANIEL
Because last I heard you don't have Goa'uld larva.
FRASIER
All right, but Daniel look, we ran every test we have. MRI, CAT scan, x-rays, full blood workup. There is nothing foreign in Teal'c or his symbiote.
DANIEL
It's there. I know it! I saw it.
CARTER
Daniel, those bodies had only been there a month. Machello's been dead for six months. How could he be responsible?
DANIEL
What if he planted those killing devices there six months ago? Or a year ago? And the Limvris walk into their meeting and…
O'NEILL
Like…a land mine.

[Carter goes over to the computer.]

DANIEL

(to O'Neill)

Yes. World War One mines are still going off in France today even though the soldiers that planted them are long since dead.
CARTER

(to Daniel)

You think that Machello created this thing, right?
DANIEL
Right.
CARTER
We crated off everything in Machello's laboratory to Area 51 and it's all in our database. Let's see if we can find something that looks familiar.

[She calls up the pictures taken of Machello's inventions.]

O'NEILL
Right there! Right there, back it up.

[She returns to a picture of a tablet and a page turning device.]

DANIEL
I picked that up in the Limvris chamber.

[Carter calls up another picture with a dozen page turning devices.]

FRASIER
Why did he make so many page turning devices?
CARTER
Could be our land mine.

INT—SGC LABORATORY

[The tablet and a page turning device are sealed in a glass, quarantine chamber. Carter and Dr Frasier are using gloves to examine the items as O'Neill looks on. Daniel is observing them from a room above.]

FRASIER
On the right is the PTD from the Limvris and the one on the left is from Area 51.
CARTER
They look exactly like the one we found on Argos. The Limvris probably thought it was one of their own.
O'NEILL
It's a good way to hide a mine.
CARTER
Yeah. The question is, how do we set it off?

[Carter experimentally taps one of the page turning devices with an instrument but nothing happens.]

FRASIER
No. Ok, let's see what happens when we use it on the tablet.

[Carter runs the page turning device over the tablet and 10 organisms suddenly slither out.]

FRASIER
There they are. I am counting five…ten altogether. So if all PTDs are the same we're looking at about ten per device.
DANIEL

(over the intercom)

That explains how I got infected. There were nine Limvris.
CARTER

(to Daniel)

And when you activated the device, the last one went into you.
FRASIER
Ok, let's try and immobilize one and put it under the scope.

[Two of the creatures suddenly penetrate Carter's gloves, while the others escape the glass chamber.]

FRASIER
The gloves are breached!

[A warning siren starts up.]

CARTER
Whoa!

[Carter and Dr Frasier back away, rubbing at their arms, but it's too late.]

DANIEL
General Hammond to B-Hazmat Observation right away!

[O'Neill reaches for a hose, but three of the creatures swarm up it and go into him. Dr Frasier watches as one of the creatures moves beneath her skin and burrows up her arm.]

FRASIER
No!

[Carter can only watch as hers follow suit.]

O'NEILL

(to Daniel)

Great.

INT—SGC

[The alarm is still going off as the base is sealed.]

INT—SGC LABORATORY

[General Hammond arrives in the observation deck.]

DANIEL

(to Hammond)

We have a breach.
HAMMOND

(to Frasier)

Is there any chance of further contamination to the base?
FRASIER
Judging by what happened with Daniel, sir, as long as we stay in here and we don't go near anybody else, the base is probably secure.
HAMMOND

(over the intercom)

Dr Warner to B-Hazmat 3 Observation Stand. Containment team to B-Hazmat 3 for containment and integrity scan.
DANIEL
There has to be answer in this tablet.

[He uses the computer to call up a picture of the tablet brought back from Machello's laboratory.]

O'NEILL
Is there anything we can do from in here?
FRASIER
Nothing, Colonel. All the specimens are inside us. And since we're infected by multiple organisms we can expect our symptoms to be rapidly acute.
O'NEILL
I'd like to apologize in advance for anything I may say, or do, that could be construed as offensive, as I slowly go nuts!
FRASIER
Likewise Colonel.

[O'Neill and Dr Frasier sink to the floor as they start to feel the effects of Machello's inventions.]

CARTER
Colonel? Janet?
O'NEILL
Carter?

[He starts to hallucinate, seeing Carter's eyes glow.]

CARTER
Sir, there's nothing wrong with me.
DANIEL

(to Carter)

Sam, you've got four of those things in you.
CARTER
I know that, but I feel fine.
O'Neill

(to Carter)

Are you seeing or hearing any of this stuff?
CARTER
No, sir I feel completely normal. Somehow I must be immune.

[Dr Warner arrives.]

WARNER
Dr Frasier, what can I do to help?
FRASIER
Uh, not much, I'm afraid.
CARTER

(to Warner)
Doctor, there's nothing wrong with me.
(to Hammond)

Sir, I'd like Dr Warner to take some tests, try to figure out why.
HAMMOND
I'm afraid that's not possible. That would risk another person being contaminated, if not the entire base.
DANIEL
Sir, those organisms left my body. I might be immune. I may be the only one who can go in there and help them.
HAMMOND

We don't know that, Dr Jackson. I can't let you risk it.
(to Carter)

Dr Warner will stay here. We'll get whoever else you think can help, but you're going to have to figure it out in there.
CARTER
I understand, sir.

[She collapses against the table in sudden pain.]

CARTER
Whoa. I think I spoke too soon.
DANIEL
What's wrong?
CARTER
Oh god, something's happening.

[Four of the organisms drip out of her ear and fall to the floor. Carter bends down and pokes at them with her finger.]

CARTER
I think they're dead. Daniel, I could have sworn I heard…
DANIEL
Machello?
CARTER
Yes. He said my Goa'uld captor is dead. But I don't have a Goa'uld.
DANIEL
You did.
CARTER
That has to be it. Janet said that when a Goa'uld dies, it dissolves into a host and leaves a unique protein marker.
DANIEL
So these Goa'uld killing inventions died because they detected a protein marker? That doesn't make any sense. Why isn't Jack immune? He should have some sort of protein marker left over from HATHOR's Goa'uld.
CARTER
No. No, that Goa'uld left Colonel O'Neill's body and died before it had a chance to take over.

[She crouches down next to Dr Frasier.]

CARTER
Janet, can you hear me? Can we extract my blood and inject it into everyone that's infected?
WARNER
No, your blood types don't match. You'd have to separate the protein from the rest of the blood.
CARTER

(to Warner)

Ok, how do I do that?
WARNER
You don't have the necessary equipment in there. Even if you did, it would take weeks.
CARTER
Come on, there's got to be a way! We've got all this stuff!
WARNER
I'm sorry, but you need to use high-pressure liquid chromatography to separate and isolate the protein factor from the rest of the blood. That would yield thirty to forty proteins. Then you'd have to test each one of them to find…
CARTER
Ok! I get the point.
FRASIER

(weakly)

Centrifuge.
CARTER

(to Frasier)

What? What about the centrifuge?
FRASIER
Put as much blood as possible in centrifuge.

[Carter quickly starts to draw some of her own blood.]

WARNER
You're wasting your time, Major.
CARTER

(to Frasier)

Ok. Now what?

[Dr Frasier starts to tear off her clothes.]

FRASIER
It's too hot! It's too hot! They're trying to suffocate us!
CARTER
Janet!

[Dr Frasier begins to hallucinate and she sees Carter's eyes glow.]

FRASIER
No! You're a Goa'uld! Stay away!
CARTER
I'm not a Goa'uld, Janet. It's me, Sam. I'm your friend.

[Dr Frasier forces herself to be calm in order to tell Carter what to do next.]

FRASIER
Put…the test tube…in the centrifuge.

[Carter does as Dr Frasier instructs and sets the centrifuge going. When it's finished, she takes the test tube of her blood back to Dr Frasier, who is now lying on the floor.]

CARTER
Janet. Get back with me here. We're trying to separate that protein from my blood, remember? The centrifuge just finished. Now what?
WARNER

(to Carter)

Major, you're wasting your time. If she thinks there's another way, she's not in her right mind. There's only one way to separate that protein.
FRASIER

(weakly)

You don't need to…Just need to separate red blood cells.
DANIEL
What's she talking about?
WARNER
I see where you're going. I see where you're going! Don't even try to separate the proteins. Just separate the rejectable parts and give them all the rest.

[Dr Frasier manages to nod her agreement.]

DANIEL
What?
WARNER

(to Daniel)

The part that makes blood types incompatible is just the red blood cells and a few things in the plasma. If we can get those out, the rest should be safe.
FRASIER
Quick-freeze.
CARTER

(to Warner)

Quick-freeze?
WARNER
Major, look in the freezer over there. See if there's any dry ice.

[Carter opens the freezer door.]

CARTER
Yeah, there's a ton of it.
WARNER
Good, now follow my directions very carefully.

INT—SGC LABORATORY

[Carter puts the treated blood into two syringes.]

WARNER
Looks good. Pick your first patient.
CARTER

(to Frasier)

This was your idea. You gonna be first?

[She injects Dr Frasier then goes over to O'Neill.]

O'NEILL

(to Carter)

You look terrible.
CARTER
Thank you, sir. I need to give you a shot, will you let me do that?

[She gives him the shot, then returns to Dr Frasier.]

CARTER
Janet?
FRASIER
Uh, I'm hearing…
CARTER
Hearing Machello?
FRASIER
Yeah.

[The creatures drip out of her ear, as do O'Neill's. He picks one up, then flicks it away in disgust.]

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[SG-1 and Hammond gather around Teal'c's bed as Dr Frasier injects the protein into his IV.]

FRASIER
Ok. Well, I don't know if this is going to work. He'll have the marker, but he'll still have a Goa'uld larva. Depends on how smart Machello made the little beggars.

[Teal'c groans, then opens his eyes.]

TEAL'C

(whispering)

Machello.

[The dead organism drips out of his ear and is taken away by Dr Frasier.]

FADE OUT

THE END

Transcribed by Dee for Stargatefan

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