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6.07 "Shadow Play"

Episode Guide

Précis

Quinn is conflicted when an old professor from his home planet asks SG-1 to help stage a coup against the Kelownan government in order to stop a civil war. Should SG-1 allow the planet to destroy itself…or are they placing themselves in needless danger?

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TEASER

INT—STARGATE ROOM

[The Gate has been activated from off world. The iris is in place, and the klaxon alarms sound.]

INT—CONTROL ROOM

[Hammond, followed by Carter, descends the stairs to the Control Room.]

SGT. DAVIS
We're receiving a transmission sir. Audio only.
HAMMOND
Let's here it.

[Garbled, high-pitched sounds can be heard over the speakers. Carter sits at a terminal next to Sgt. Davis.]

CARTER
I'll see if I can clean it up.
VOICE OVER SPEAKERS
Please respond. Repeat, this is Commander Hale, chairman of the Kelownan Defense Council, calling Stargate Command. Please respond.

[Carter turns to look back at Hammond.]

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

CARTER
At approximately 0700 this morning, we received a transmission from P2S-4C3.
HAMMOND
The man identified himself as Commander Hale, Chairman of the Kelownan Defense Council.
JONAS
Well, he's been promoted. When I left, he was Undersecretary for Military Appropriations.
CARTER
Well, according to their commander, the Kelownan government wants to reestablish trade relations with Earth.
O'NEILL
I hope you diplomatically told him where to shove it.
HAMMOND
It's not that simple, Colonel.
O'NEILL
They tried to frame Daniel.
JONAS
I don't think it's fair to judge the entire population by the actions of a few scientists.
TEAL'C
The Kelownans are technologically inferior to Earth. They have little to offer.
CARTER
Except naquadria.
O'NEILL
Which…doesn't work.
CARTER
The hyperspace drive on the X-302 didn't work. That doesn't mean we should give up. Naquadria is still our best bet for creating shields and weapons capable of repelling the Goa'uld. We need this.

[O'Neill looks disgusted.]

END OF TEASER

ROLL CREDITS

INT—JONAS' LAB

[Jonas is pacing, agitated, as Teal'c knocks and enters.]

TEAL'C
The Kelownan delegation will arrive soon.
JONAS
Yeah.
TEAL'C
Is there a problem, Jonas Quinn?
JONAS
I've just been, uh…so caught up in being a member of SG-1, I kinda forgot how this whole thing started.
TEAL'C
We have taken similar paths. I, too, was forced to betray all of that in which I had placed my faith.
JONAS
I don't know if I can do it, Teal'c. I mean, they think that I'm a…a traitor.
TEAL'C
When I returned to Chulak after leaving the service of Apophis, I, too, was considered a traitor, Sholva, to my friends and family that I had left behind. In their eyes, I was dead.
JONAS
It must have been hard for you to go back.
TEAL'C
What I did, I did for my people. In time, they came to understand this.
JONAS
Well…I don't think my people are ever gonna have a chance to know the truth.
TEAL'C
Then you must draw strength in knowing that your cause is just…and one day your people will benefit from the sacrifices that you have made.

INT—STARGATE ROOM

[A delegation of three steps through the Gate from Kelowna. They walk down the ramp to be greeted by Hammond and SG-1.]

HAMMOND
Welcome to Earth. I'm General Hammond.
HALE
I'm Commander Hale. This is Ambassador Dreylock and Dr. Kieran.
HAMMOND
This is Colonel O'Neill, Major Carter, Teal'c…

[Kieran nods his head slowly towards Jonas.]

HAMMOND
…and of course you know Jonas Quinn.
JONAS
It's good to see you, Professor.

[Jonas' smile fades as Kieran ignores him.]

KIERAN
General, I believe we have a lot to discuss.
HAMMOND
Right this way.

[As the others leave, O'Neill and Jonas remain in the Gate room. Jonas looks towards the exiting delegation.]

O'NEILL
Friend of yours?

[Jonas nods, obviously upset.]

JONAS
He was, uh, one of my teachers at university and then he recruited me into the naquadria project. We've been working together side by side the last six years.

[O'Neill steps around Jonas to leave the Gate room. Jonas follows.]

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[The Kelownans are standing at the Briefing Room table.]

HAMMOND
Please, sit down.

[The Kelownans and SG-1 sit.]

HAMMOND
I must admit that we were a little surprised to hear from you given the circumstances of our last encounter.
DREYLOCK
I'm sure we all regret what happened, but I don't think anything was said or done to damage relations between us irreparably.
O'NEILL
You accused a member of my team of sabotage to cover up your own incompetence.
HALE
And you received stolen goods and are harboring a traitor.
DREYLOCK
Perhaps it would be better if we focused on the matter at hand.
HAMMOND
Which is what, exactly?

[O'Neill and Hale glare at each other.]

DREYLOCK
For several years, an uneasy peace has resulted from the rivalry between the three major powers on our planet—Kelowna, Tirania and the Andari Federation. All of that is about to change.
HALE
According to our foreign intelligence service, the Tiranians and the Andaris are about to sign a non-aggression pact. This would leave us in a very vulnerable position.
O'NEILL
I'm just curious. What made you think we would care?

[Carter appears disgusted at O'Neill's attitude.]

KIERAN
We still have something that you want, Colonel. Naquadria.
DREYLOCK
In fact, thanks to recent discoveries, we have a considerable surplus.
KIERAN
We know that you're decades ahead of us, technologically. In the field of jet propulsion alone, you could provide us with a significant strategic advantage.
CARTER
You want us to give you military technology.
HALE
Without it, Kelowna faces annihilation.
TEAL'C
You are assuming they intend to attack.
HALE
The treaty is an obvious prelude to war. If we wait for them to make the first move, we won't stand a chance.
O'NEILL
See, we've been down this road before.
CARTER
On a previous offworld mission, we encountered a race known as the Eurondans. They were losing a war and they offered us technology in exchange for our help. We then discovered that they were guilty of attempted genocide.
DREYLOCK
I hardly think this situation compares. All we want is to protect our people.
HAMMOND
I understand, but given our past experience, we are reluctant to interfere in the affairs of another planet.
DREYLOCK
According to Mr. Quinn's original report, you regularly interfere in the affairs of a race known as the Goa'uld.
O'NEILL
Well, that's…a little different.
CARTER
The Goa'uld enslave millions of people across the galaxy.
HALE
If you were to provide us with the means for a quick and decisive victory, you could potentially save hundreds of thousands of lives. If not, we would have no choice but to fall back on our last resort.
DREYLOCK
Dr. Kieran and his team have successfully tested a naquadria bomb. Its destructive power was beyond all expectations. If you do not help us, we will have no choice but to use it.

INT—JONAS' LAB

TEAL'C
Do you believe the Kelownans are truly facing annihilation?
JONAS
Just before I left, we did a detailed projection based on this scenario. We calculated that the combined enemy forces would achieve total air superiority within the first five weeks of the war.
CARTER
So if the Kelownans are gonna to use the bomb, they'll have to do it fast.
JONAS
They're probably considering a pre-emptive first strike.
O'NEILL
Really?
JONAS
Colonel, I helped research this report. If they stick with conventional weapons, we are looking at a complete collapse of their entire military within six months.
CARTER
Can't they negotiate? I mean, what are they fighting for anyway?
JONAS
Well, there's a thousand different grievances that go back generations. The last major conflict we had was 20 years ago, nothing was resolved. The only difference is that in the past the Tiranians and Andaris hated each other more than the Kelownans.
O'NEILL
Apparently, they got over it.
JONAS
Oh, it's a marriage of convenience. Sooner or later they'll turn on each other, but by then it'll be too late for Kelowna.
O'NEILL
Jonas…you're a member of SG-1 now. Your priorities have changed.

[Jonas nods his head.]

INT—GENERAL HAMMOND'S OFFICE

[O'Neill enters the office.]

O'NEILL
You wanted to see me, Sir?
HAMMOND
The Joint Chiefs are meeting in an hour. They're going to want me to give them a recommendation.
O'NEILL
We can't do it, Sir.
HAMMOND
You don't think we should help them defend themselves?
O'NEILL
I have nothing against them defending themselves but…how do we know they'll stop there?
HAMMOND
You sound like Dr. Jackson.
O'NEILL
We spent some time together.
HAMMOND
But I have to wonder if this doesn't have more to do with your own personal distaste for the Kelownans.
O'NEILL
Possibly, Sir…

[O'Neill is interrupted by alarm klaxons.]

UNKNOWN VOICE OVER INTERCOM
Unscheduled off-world activation!

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[O'Neill and Hammond enter and stand behind Sgt. Davis.]

HAMMOND
Sergeant?
SGT. DAVIS
We're receiving a signal, Sir. It's the Kelownans.
HAMMOND
Open the iris.

[O'Neill and Hammond exit the Control Room]

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[Kieran steps through the Gate.]

HAMMOND
Doctor Kieran.
KIERAN
I apologize for Ambassador Dreylock and Commander Hale. They were called to an emergency cabinet meeting. The non-aggression pact was signed an hour ago.
HAMMOND
My superiors will be meeting soon to discuss your situation.
KIERAN
In the meantime, I'd like to speak to Jonas Quinn.

[Hammond turns back towards O'Neill, who raises his eyebrows.]

INT—JONAS' LAB

[Jonas is reading, his feet propped on a table. Kieran enters.]

KIERAN
Jonas.

[Jonas closes the book and stands to face Kieran.]

JONAS
Professor…uh, I didn't know that you were back.
KIERAN
So this is where you're working now.
JONAS
Yeah…when, uh, when I'm not off world.

[Jonas moves a stack of books and papers off a chair and gestures toward for Kieran to sit.]

JONAS
Please.
KIERAN

(sitting)

Off world…you must have seen some incredible things.
JONAS

(smiling)

Yeah…you have no idea.
KIERAN
Well, you were always a dreamer, Jonas…but, of course, some of us had to stay behind to deal with reality.
JONAS
Well, I had to leave. I mean, these people have a much better chance of doing something useful with the naquadria than we ever had.
KIERAN
What good is that to Kelowna?

[Jonas shrugs and turns away in frustration.]

JONAS
Well, if they can master shield technology, they'll share that with us.
KIERAN
They won't even share their most basic military hardware.
JONAS
That's because you come to them as a representative of only one nation. What the people on our planet need to do is to get over their differences and unite.

[Kieran gets up and quickly closes the door to the lab. He walks back to face Jonas.]

KIERAN
Do you really believe that?
JONAS
Of course.
KIERAN
Then come with me now, and we can make it happen.
JONAS
What are you talking about?
KIERAN
I couldn't say anything before because the other two are not part of the organization. The resistance.

[Jonas shakes his head and raises his hand to stop Kieran.]

KIERAN
I'm a member of an underground network, Jonas. We've infiltrated every level of government, the civil service, even the military. We intend to stop our leaders before they take us to the brink of destruction.
JONAS
You're talking about a coup.
KIERAN
When the time is right, but we need your help.
JONAS
This is insane. I mean your telling me that you're part of a secret organization that is going to seize power from the government.
KIERAN
That's right.
JONAS
You're going to get yourself killed.
KIERAN
On the contrary, this is our best chance for survival. There's wide-spread discontent with the government's hard-line war policy. That's true in Tirania and with the Andari Federation as well. The people of all three countries are sick of this never-ending conflict, but their leaders have stopped listening to them.
JONAS
You really think you can succeed?
KIERAN
I was at the first test of the naquadria bomb. I saw the destruction. I've been having nightmares about it ever since. We have to succeed.

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

[SG-1 and General Hammond are around the conference table.]

HAMMOND
When are they going to move against the government?
JONAS
I don't know, but if they intend to prevent a war, they're gonna have to do something fast.
TEAL'C
That will not prevent their enemies from attacking.
JONAS
According to Dr. Kieran, there's popular support for a negotiated settlement in all three countries. Now, they believe that if the resistance can seize power in Kelowna this will compel the other governments to come back to the table or risk similar uprisings. At the very least, they'll be too busy dealing with internal discontent to launch an attack.
CARTER
If they can pull it off, we might have a more viable trading partner.
O'NEILL
We need a lot more intel before we proceed with anything.
HAMMOND
The Pentagon has authorized SG-1 to return to the planet and offer the Kelownan government nonmilitary technology in exchange for naquadria.
O'NEILL
They'll never go for it.
HAMMOND
Maybe not, but we have to explore every avenue. In the meantime I want you to make contact with the resistance and determine their strength, their numbers and their chance for success.

INT—STARGATE ROOM

[Kieran is standing in the room as a number of SFs enter, followed by Jonas, Carter and Teal'c. Jonas walks up to Kieran.]

KIERAN
Are you ready to go home?
JONAS
Well, I'm not expecting a parade.
KIERAN
Not everyone in Kelowna thinks you're a traitor. After you left, all of us working on the naquadria project began to question what we were doing. You opened our eyes.
JONAS
Anyway, it's just temporary. If I stay a minute after the negotiations are finished, I'll be arrested for treason.
KIERAN
That will all change after the resistance takes power.

[O'Neill enters the Gate room.]

O'NEILL
All right. Let's move out.

INT—KELOWNA CONFERENCE CHAMBER

[Three Kelownan enter the room and walk towards the conference table, where Teal'c is standing looking out of a window. O'Neill, Carter and Jonas stand]

DREYLOCK
Hello again. I apologize for the delay but, these are difficult times for us. May I present First Minister Valis? Colonel O'Neill, Teal'c, Major Carter…
VALIS
…and Jonas Quinn. It's good to see you again, Jonas.
JONAS
Thank you, sir.
VALIS
Shall we?

[They all sit, with Valis at the head of the table.]

DREYLOCK
Have you spoken with your superiors?
O'NEILL
Why yes we have…they send their best.

[Dreylock and Valis look at each other.]

CARTER
We've been authorized to continue with the trade negotiations.
VALIS
Excellent.
CARTER
Before we continue…uh, there's something I'd like to clarify. Back on Earth, Ambassador Dreylock referred to recent discoveries leading to a surplus of naquadria.
VALIS
Yes, our archaeologists have discovered a series of mine shafts beneath the original site. We've managed to extract and process a considerable amount.
CARTER
How much?
VALIS
I thought you might be interested in the figures so I had it converted to your weight system. I believe it's something in the area of 300 pounds.

[Carter looks surprised.]

CARTER
Uh, that's an awful lot of dangerous material. If you like, I could take a look at your storage facilities. I might be able to offer some useful advice.
HALE
That won't be necessary.
VALIS
It's purely a matter of safety. As Major Carter said the naquadria is extremely dangerous and we'd hate for some sort of accident to happen.

[Valis looks at Jonas.]

O'NEILL
Mmm.
TEAL'C
Clearly you have more naquadria than you require. What, precisely, are you asking for in return?
HALE
We need to start by addressing a serious imbalance in air power. Our enemies have superior numbers in both strategic bombers and long-range fighter escorts. Our only hope to counter them is to get our jet interceptor program off the ground.
VALIS
We've had some technical difficulties with the program, but we have managed to successfully test a few designs. We believe that with the help of Major Carter and a team of your engineers, we can have a combat-ready squadron in less than a month.
O'NEILL
Well, that's not exactly what we had in mind.
CARTER
We understand from Jonas that Kelownan medical science currently has little or no defense against bacterial infections. We're offering a series of drugs known as antibiotics. We estimate they could save up to 15,000 lives in the first year alone.
VALIS
That's a generous offer, Major, and under different circumstances, we might accept. But at the moment, we have more pressing needs.

[There is silence around the table.]

INT—DR. KIERAN'S LAB

[Kieran closes the lab door and walks towards SG-1. Kieran rubs his left temple.]

KIERAN
So, how are the negotiations coming?
JONAS
Well, after four hours, the only thing we could agree on was to adjourn for the day.
CARTER
We're clear, Sir, no bugs.
TEAL'C
I do not believe the Kelownans will settle for anything less than military technology.
KIERAN
They know how much you want the naquadria and they think that eventually you're going to give them what they want.
O'NEILL
In the meantime, we need you to take us to this…resistance.
KIERAN
Well, it's not that simple. I don't get in touch with them, they get in touch with me.
CARTER
What exactly do you do for them?
KIERAN
I keep them apprised of all the top-level research at the Academy of Science.
O'NEILL
Where do you meet them?
KIERAN
Uhh…they have a base of operations in an old warehouse by the freight yards. It's very heavily guarded.
O'NEILL
Take us there.
KIERAN
I can't. I'm not even supposed to go there myself unless I have a scheduled drop.
JONAS
Professor.
KIERAN
All right. I'll…I'll talk to them.

INT—KELOWNAN RESISTANCE HQ—NIGHTTIME

[The HQ appears to be a large building, full of wooden crates and weapons. There are many people around, moving crates and setting up the weapons. Kieran enters and approaches a man.]

RESISTANCE LEADER
We weren't expecting you this evening, Professor.
KIERAN
I'm sorry. I needed to talk to you.
RESISTANCE LEADER
Well, this isn't a very good time to be taking risks. We've had reports that some members of the government are beginning to question your loyalty. They've been watching you.
KIERAN
I wasn't followed.
RESISTANCE LEADER
Is this about the delegation from Earth?
KIERAN
Uh, yes, they want to meet with you.

[Kieran rubs his left temple.]

RESISTANCE LEADER
Well, how do you know they won't betray us to the government in exchange for naquadria?
KIERAN
I don't think they would do something like that.
RESISTANCE LEADER
You trust them?
KIERAN
I trust…Jonas.

INT—KELOWNA CONFERENCE CHAMBER—NIGHTTIME

[Jonas is escorted into the room.]

JONAS
First Minister.

[Valis is sitting at the far end of the table. The room is in semi-darkness.]

VALIS
Come in.

[Valis rises as Jonas' escort leaves, closing the doors behind her.]

VALIS

I wanted a chance to talk to you Jonas, away from the negotiations.
(gestures to the seat beside him)

Please.

[Jonas walks around the table and to the chair. Both sit.]

VALIS
It's difficult for me, Jonas, seeing you sitting across the table, acting as the representative of another planet.
JONAS
It's not easy for me either. But I made my choices and I'm going to stick by them.
VALIS
I'm sure you thought you were…doing the right thing.
JONAS
Oh, I know I did the right thing. Stargate Command is going to use the naquadria to come up with technologies that may one day save this world from an enemy…you can't possibly imagine.
VALIS
You were one of the most…promising young men any of us had ever seen. Our people had such high hopes for you.
JONAS
You're not the only one who was disappointed.
VALIS
I know that you think this is…the same old bad blood resurfacing again. Just…just another round of petty violence, but it's not. This time…this time, Jonas, we face total defeat.
JONAS
Then get back to the negotiating table. Give up some land. You do whatever it takes.
VALIS
You know how much the Tiranians and the Andaris hate each other. Do you really think that they overcame 200 years of prejudice just to get us to give up a little land? They mean to destroy us, Jonas. This is merely the first step in a fight for world domination and the naquadria is the only advantage that we have. And that, is where you come in, my friend.
JONAS
I come in?
VALIS
You're a man of unique talents, Jonas, and despite what you did, I know that it's not too late for you to serve your country. I'm offering you a second chance to do that.
JONAS
If you're asking me to gather information about Earth technology, that's not going to happen. I will not betray my friends.
VALIS
On the contrary, I'm asking you to help a friend. Dr. Kieran hasn't been the same since you left. Unfortunately, the strain of completing the naquadria project has…has taken its toll. Lately, his behavior has become increasingly…erratic.
JONAS
How do you mean?
VALIS
We're concerned that in his current state, he may be prone to errors of judgment. We want someone to…watch over him.
JONAS
You mean spy on him?
VALIS
He trusts you, Jonas, and he's still very important to us. If you do this, you will be granted a full pardon. You will be reinstated into your position at the academy. Your life will resume as though none of this had ever happened. It's time, Jonas, for you to come home.

INT—DR. KIERAN'S LAB—DAYTIME

[Dr. Kieran is leaning over a table, rubbing his forehead.]

KIERAN
Oh, I'm tired.

[Jonas walks in.]

JONAS
You've been under a lot of strain.
KIERAN
I can't concentrate anymore.

[Kieran rubs both temples.]

KIERAN
I've got these headaches and my mind wanders.
JONAS
It'll all be over soon.
KIERAN
Do you think I should take Colonel O'Neill and the others to meet the resistance?
JONAS
They can help.
KIERAN
I don't know if I trust them.
JONAS
You trust me, don't you?
KIERAN
Of course.
JONAS
Don't worry, then.

[Kieran looks at him wearily and nods slightly.]

JONAS
Everything's gonna be fine.

INT—KELOWNA CONFERENCE CHAMBER—DAYTIME

[The three Kelownans and SG-1 are sitting at the table.]

HALE
You have surface to air missiles that are capable of destroying enemy bombers before they reach our cities.
O'NEILL
Yes, we do, but we can't give 'em to you.
HALE
It's purely a defensive technology.
O'NEILL
Yes. And then one day you take down enemy aircraft defending their cities and quite suddenly, yes, quite suddenly, they become not just defensive but offensive.
TEAL'C
Any superior defensive technology can ultimately be turned into an offensive advantage.
DREYLOCK
But we are not the aggressors here.
CARTER
You said you wanted a quick and decisive victory. Now, we can only assume that that means you intend to press any advantage that we give you.
VALIS
Yes. As a means of saving lives.

[A woman enters.]

WOMAN
First Minister?
VALIS
Excuse us a moment.

[The three Kelownans rise and walk away from the table to speak to the woman.]

O'NEILL

(to Jonas)

This is proving quite fruitless.

[Jonas shrugs.]

O'NEILL
Have you spoken with your professor?
JONAS
No, I haven't seen him today.

[Valis turns back toward the conference table.]

VALIS
We've just received intelligence that the Tiranians are massing their troops on our northern border.

[O'Neill, Carter and Jonas rise.]

CARTER
Have they broken off diplomatic relations?
DREYLOCK
Not yet.
CARTER
Well, then, there's still a chance. Maybe we could talk to them.
VALIS
You?
CARTER
Well, Stargate Command has teams of skilled diplomats. It might help to have an objective third party at the table.
VALIS
No. I'm afraid that's impossible.
CARTER
Why?
HALE
That would require us to reveal the existence of the Stargate.
CARTER
Maybe that's not such a bad idea. Once they realize the kind of advancements they can acquire through peaceful negotiations, they may not be so eager to attack.
DREYLOCK
You are asking us to reveal something to our sworn enemies that we have yet to admit to our own people.
JONAS
Looks like it's time you did. Think about it. If everybody knew that this was just one in thousands of inhabited planets, don't you think that they would start focusing on their similarities instead of their differences?
VALIS
That's a noble sentiment, Jonas. Of course, if it were that simple, I'm sure the existence of the Stargate would be public knowledge on Earth, as well. Isn't that right, Colonel?
O'NEILL
Yeah.

INT—DR. KIERAN'S LAB

[Kieran is pacing agitatedly. There is a loud knock at the door.]

KIERAN

Who is it?

JONAS

Professor, it's me.
KIERAN
Jonas?
JONAS
Yeah, Professor, open up.

[Kieran opens the door to SG-1.]

JONAS
Is something wrong?
KIERAN
Ahh…it's Tomis. Tomis Leed, he's another one of the scientists on the naquadria project.

[O'Neill closes the lab door.]

JONAS
Yeah. What's wrong with him?
KIERAN
He was transferred over night. They cleaned out his office and they won't say where he went.
CARTER
Was he a member of the resistance?
KIERAN
I recruited him myself. God, now I'm gonna get arrested.
JONAS
No. We don't know that.
KIERAN
This is not the first time it's happened. About a month ago it was Dr. Silas. They said he was transferred as well and he hasn't been seen or heard from since. We were the three original members of the project. Now, I'm the only one left.
O'NEILL
All right. We're outta here.
KIERAN
You're leaving?
O'NEILL
The negotiations are going nowhere, you're not helping us and quite frankly, your…organization is about to be exposed.
KIERAN
Wait! We're gonna make our move in two days, but we need your help.
TEAL'C
What are you proposing?
KIERAN
We're in a position to take every major government building in this city except one. This one. This is their most heavily guarded facility.
CARTER
Because of the Stargate.
KIERAN
That's right. But you people can come and go as you please. You could get a hundred armed men in here before anyone knew what happened. You could take the building from the inside and you wouldn't have to fire a shot!
O'NEILL
Not a chance.
KIERAN
Think about it. If you want this coup to succeed, it has to be quick; it has to be as bloodless as possible. If we try to take the building ourselves, we'll get caught in a drawn-out firefight and the whole thing could dissolve into a civil war.
O'NEILL
Not my problem.

[O'Neill turns to leave.]

KIERAN
There's something else. Over the past three months, I've been smuggling small amounts of naquadria into the resistance. We've built up a considerable stockpile. If you help us, it's yours. At least talk to them. I'll set up a meeting.

INT—KELOWNA INDUSTRIAL AREA—DAYTIME

[Kieran is walking alongside a building when he is grabbed from the side by Jonas.]

KIERAN
Jonas! What are you doing here?
JONAS
You're being followed.

[Jonas points down the narrow alley where they're standing.]

JONAS
This way.

[Jonas leads Dr. Kieran until they come to the end of the building. Jonas stops Dr. Kieran from going around the corner and checks that the way is clear.]

JONAS
How far is it to resistance headquarters?
KIERAN
It's just down that way.
JONAS
Show me.

[A voice suddenly yells out from back down the alley]

MAN
You there! Don't move!

[Jonas and Kieran start running as the man fires a gun at them then runs after them. Jonas follows Kieran up a staircase, turning to fire at the man following them. They run through a building and on to stairs on an outside platform. They can go no further and the man following them fires more shots. As Kieran ducks to avoid them, he slips from the platform but grabs at a bar. Jonas shoots the man who is attacking them and he falls.]

KIERAN
Jonas!
JONAS
Professor!

[As Jonas reaches for Kieran, Kieran's grip slips and he falls many feet to the ground. Back on the platform, no one is there.]

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Dr. Fraiser and Hammond are looking down on Kieran from the observation area. Kieran is in a bed, his head bandaged.]

HAMMOND
What's his condition, Doctor?
FRAISER
Well, sir, he has a severe fracture to his left tibia, but it's the blunt trauma to the head that worries me. We'll keep him under observation for now.
HAMMOND
Any idea how it happened?
FRAISER
According to the Kelownans, he was found lying in a deserted street. No one knows how he got there. Apparently Jonas was the one who convinced them he'd have a better chance of recovery with us.
HAMMOND
Keep me posted.
FRAISER
Yes, Sir.

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

HAMMOND
What, exactly, are the Kelownans saying?
O'NEILL
Not much.
CARTER
They claim to have no knowledge of how Dr. Kieran was injured.
TEAL'C
And yet, he did have fear he was under threat from the government.
CARTER
Yeah, but if they suspected that he was some kind of rebel spy, they would never have let us bring him back here.
O'NEILL
His own people may have tried to take him out if they felt he had been compromised.
HAMMOND
The question is, what do we do now? Do we go back to the table?
O'NEILL
Sir…
JONAS
General…

[O'Neill and Jonas look at each other. O'Neill gestures for Jonas to continue.]

JONAS
…with all due respect, if we terminate negotiations now, we're going to be backing them into a corner. The way they see it, they'll have no other choice but to launch a preemptive first strike with the naquadria bomb.
O'NEILL
Jonas. We're gonna have to do it sooner or later. We can't give 'em what they want.
JONAS
Well, what about the resistance? If we can help the resistance seize power, we'll still get the naquadria, plus we'll be saving millions of lives.
O'NEILL
Even if we wanted to, realistically, there's no way we could find them.
CARTER
Actually sir, that's not exactly true.
HAMMOND
Major?
CARTER
Well, if Dr. Kieran really did smuggle naquadria to the resistance headquarters, I can track it.

INT—KELOWNA INDUSTRIAL AREA—DAYTIME

CARTER
This is where they found Dr. Kieran.

[Carter is holding a sensor device which beeps as she points it in different directions.]

CARTER
I'm picking something up. This way.

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Dr. Kieran wakes up to see Jonas sitting next to him.]

JONAS
Professor?
KIERAN
Jonas, where am I?
JONAS
You're safe.
KIERAN
We need to get to the resistance, they need our help.

[Kieran tries to rise, but Jonas stands to stop him.]

JONAS
It's all right, it's all right. Everything's going as planned. We'll be making contact soon.
KIERAN
We have to stop the First Minister from using the bomb.
JONAS
We will. We will.
KIERAN
I never meant for it to turn out this way, Jonas. We were scientists. We thought we were pursuing knowledge. We had no idea what we were creating.
JONAS
It's not your fault.

[Hammond walks into the infirmary and up to Fraiser, who is sitting at a terminal.]

HAMMOND
You have something, Doctor?
FRAISER
Yes, sir. These are Dr. Kieran's PET scans. It shows no sign of brain damage from the injury, but there is something else. These images are consistent with someone suffering from advanced schizophrenia.
HAMMOND
Dr. Kieran's one of Kelowna's leading scientists. He's the head of their most top-secret program.
FRAISER
I know, I can't explain it. The onset of this disease is extremely rare over the age of 35.
HAMMOND
That would mean he's been functioning for at least 20 years without anyone noticing his condition.
FRAISER
It's almost inconceivable.
HAMMOND
What kind of symptoms are we talking about here?
FRAISER
Paranoia, delusions, possibly even full-blown hallucinations.

[Jonas is sitting at Kieran's bedside.]

KIERAN
I'm glad you weren't there the day we tested the bomb, Jonas.
JONAS
It must have been hard for you.
KIERAN
I'll never forget it. The ground shook, the air caught fire, the destruction was unimaginable.

[In the observation room, a monitor shows Kieran lying in the bed. Through the observation window, Jonas can be seen sitting next to him, but there is no sign of Jonas on the monitor. Kieran is imagining that Jonas is sitting next to him.]

INT—KELOWNA CONFERENCE CHAMBER—DAYTIME

[Commander Hale is pointing at a map on the table and talking to First Minister Valis.]

HALE
The Tiranian central forces are located here. We'll move the third division and the reserves to this point.
VALIS
How long can we resist?
JONAS
First Minister?

[Jonas walks into the room, flanked by two guards.]

JONAS
We need to talk.

INT—KELOWNAN RESISTANCE HQ

[Carter, Teal'c, and O'Neill approach a building.]

CARTER
This way, Sir.

[The area and the building have obviously been abandoned for a very long time.]

CARTER
In here.

[Carter, Teal'c and O'Neill walk in to the building and look around.]

O'NEILL
Carter, you sure?
CARTER
Yes, sir. This is the place.

[Carter is scanning the area.]

CARTER

Over here, sir.
(lifts the lid of a crate)

Naquadria. A lot of it.

[The crate contains several containers.]

INT—KELOWNA CONFERENCE CHAMBER—DAYTIME

HALE
We must defend ourselves.

[Jonas is standing, leaning on the conference table at the opposite end from Hale and Valis.]

JONAS
You're going to use the naquadria bomb, aren't you?
HALE
If Earth will not help us, we have no choice.

[Jonas walks towards Hale and Valis.]

JONAS
I wish you could see what I've seen. I have actually been on board a Goa'uld mothership. I've seen their destructive power. They can park in orbit and systematically annihilate every major city on our entire planet, regardless of who's Kelownan or Tiranian. To them we're all just potential slaves.
VALIS
Jonas, the Goa'uld haven't been here for a thousand years. What makes you think they would come back now?
JONAS
The naquadria is a derivative of naquadah, which is the very basis of their technology. It's literally in their blood. They can smell it. If you continue using it, I guarantee you, eventually, they will take notice.

[O'Neill enters the room.]

O'NEILL
Jonas. We're leaving.
JONAS

(to Valis and Hale)

Just…wait.

[Jonas walks back to talk quietly with O'Neill.]

JONAS
What happened?
O'NEILL
Carter and Teal'c are back at the SGC already.
JONAS
What about the resistance?
O'NEILL
There is no resistance. It was all in his head. A fantasy.

[Jonas shakes his head in disbelief.]

JONAS
That's impossible.
O'NEILL
This is from Fraiser. Dr. Kieran is schizophrenic. It might be a side effect of the research they've been doing here.
JONAS
The naquadria…
O'NEILL
It's time to go home.

[Jonas motions for O'Neill to wait just a moment and turns to go back to the other end of the table.]

O'NEILL
Jonas…
JONAS

(to Valis and Hale)

What happened to Dr. Silas and Dr. Leed?

[Valis and Hale look at each other.]

JONAS
They weren't transferred, were they?
VALIS
They were taken to a government mental facility, Jonas.

[Jonas points at Valis accusingly.]

JONAS
You knew.
VALIS
No. We suspected. We had thought that Dr. Silas was a unique case, but when Dr. Leed began to exhibit similar behavior, we became concerned.
JONAS
That's why you wanted me to keep an eye on him.
HALE
We had to keep it quiet, so as not to alarm the other scientists. Their research is too important.

INT—SGC BRIEFING ROOM

FRAISER
As near as I can tell, it's a unique form of brain damage resulting from long-term exposure to naquadria radiation.
CARTER
I went over the specs from the Kelownan bomb project. It looks like they never had proper shielding.
HAMMOND
Is Jonas at risk?
FRAISER
No. I've already tested him. He's negative. My guess is, he didn't have enough exposure.
HAMMOND
The Pentagon is eager to resume our own research on the naquadria you found in the warehouse.
FRAISER
That shouldn't be a problem, sir. I mean we are double-checking, but I think that our existing safeguards are sufficient.
CARTER
I sent a message to the Kelownans detailing the risk and offering our help to upgrade their facilities. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten any response.
HAMMOND
In fact, we've heard nothing from the Kelownans since Colonel O'Neill and Jonas returned.
TEAL'C
They may well be at war by now.
JONAS
What about Dr. Kieran?
FRAISER
With proper medication, we can keep his condition from deteriorating. Unfortunately, there's no way to reverse the damage that's already been done.

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Jonas walks and stands next to Dr. Kieran's bed. He can be seen on the observation room monitor. A nurse is taking Kieran's pulse.]

KIERAN
Jonas.
JONAS
Professor.
KIERAN
I hear I'm being moved today.

[Jonas sits at Kieran's bedside.]

JONAS
Yeah. We're gonna to take you to a…facility that's better equipped to deal with your needs.

[When the nurse leaves his side, Dr. Kieran leans in to speak more quietly to Jonas.]

KIERAN
I understand everything is in place for the coup.
JONAS
Really?
KIERAN
They're keeping me informed.

[Dr. Kieran looks up and sees the Resistance Leader standing in the observation area. The Leader nods his head to Kieran. Jonas follows his gaze to look up at the observation area, but sees no one.]

KIERAN
After they take power, the resistance is going to dismantle the bomb, and shut down the naquadria project forever.

[Jonas smiles sadly and nods at Dr. Kieran.]

JONAS
That's good, Professor. They couldn't have done it without you.
KIERAN
Do you really think so?
JONAS
I know so. You saved the world.

FADE OUT

ROLL CREDITS

Transcript by Helen for Solutions, Sep 2003

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