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2.20 "Show And Tell"

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Précis

A young boy mysteriously appears at Stargate Command and pleads for help, claiming that the Goa'uld are chasing him to find his race of invisible beings. But the SG-1 team is duped as the invisible aliens actually plan to destroy the Goa'uld by eradicating all potential human hosts--and the invasion of Earth has already begun.

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TEASER

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[View from the Stargate. Two technicians are discussing something on the ramp. The activation klaxon begins to sound, and they turn to run off the ramp.]

TECHNICIAN
Unauthorised incoming traveller!
VOICE
Clear the ramp!

[SF's rush into the room and deploy around the base of it, aiming their weapons at the Gate. Camera view moves through soldiers and then up to the control room as Hammond rushes in. SG-1 members stream in to stand just behind him.]

HAMMOND
Who is it?
TECHNICIAN
No idea, sir. SG-5 and SG-14 are out, but neither are due unitl tomorrow.
HAMMOND
No iris code?
TECHNICIAN
No, sir.
HAMMOND
I did not give the order to open the iris, mister!
TECHNICIAN
I did not open it, sir.
HAMMOND
Well, close it!

[The iris closes, but then immediately opens again.]

HAMMOND
Get that iris closed, Sergeant!
TECHNICIAN
I'm trying, but the computer keeps overriding it.

[A set of legs and feet are shown exiting the wormhole. They are clothed in fuzzy brown fabric.]

DANIEL

(getting Hammond's attention)

General.

[Hammond looks up at the Gate. The camera pans up the side of the body of the person standing at the top of the ramp. The person's head is covered by a hood that obscures the face from the side. Hammond and SG-1 move to leave the control room.]

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[The visitor removes his hood, revealing he is a young boy, perhaps 10 years old. He looks around the Gate room, giving a small smile. In a cameo, PDL peers at him from behind a metal shield. The boy walks to the bottom of the ramp, meeting Hammond and SG-1.]

HAMMOND
Search him.
O'NEILL

General?
(holding up a hand)

If I…may suggest…allowing Carter to do it. She can detect other stuff.

[Hammond nods, and Carter approaches the boy.]

CARTER
Hello. What's your name? Okay. My name is Sam. I have to check you for…for things you probably know nothing about. But just in case…

[Carter touches the boy's head and ears while he stands by passively. She stands to address the others.]

CARTER
Well, he's not Goa'uld or Jaffa. I can't sense any naquadah. As far as I can tell he's clean.
O'NEILL
What's he doing here?
BOY
I am here to warn you.

END TEASER

OPENING CREDITS

EXT—CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN, DAYTIME

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[The boy is sitting on an infirmary bed. Fraiser, Carter, Hammond, and O'Neill are there.]

FRAISER
Well, as far as I can tell, he's human.
O'NEILL
No bomb in the chest? Little biohazard in the tooth, maybe?
FRAISER
Checked for both. He's no threat to us, as far as I'm able to tell, but he's pretty weak. I'm guessing he's malnourished.
CARTER
What's your name?
BOY

(looking around Carter to see O'Neill)

Your name is Colonel O'Neill.
O'NEILL
How'd you know that?
BOY
My mother told me.

[He points at something beyond Fraiser, and they all turn to look. There is only an empty bed in the corner.]

O'NEILL
Your mother?
BOY

(apparently listening to someone)

Yes. She says I am to speak only with you.
O'NEILL
Well, these people are my friends. You can trust them.
BOY

(turning to look in the corner, then back at O'Neill)

Mother says to speak only to you.
O'NEILL
Okay. Why me?
BOY
Because mother has observed you and determined she likes you. You are one who can be trusted.
O'NEILL

(to the room in general)

Well thank you, ma'am. How long have you been watching me?
BOY
For many weeks.
O'NEILL
Weeks?
BOY

Yes. She first saw you on another planet, and she followed your team through the Stargate at that time. She observed you all until your team returned with the one called…
(looks toward empty area)

…Tonane. Based on your actions at that time, Mother believes you are the only honorable leader among your people. It was only your team who did not want to steal Tonane's mineral.
O'NEILL
Then why not trust the rest of my team?
BOY
Because you are the leader. Mother insists I speak no further unless it is with you…alone.
HAMMOND
Let's step into the corridor for a few moments, folks.

[Everyone leaves except for O'Neill and the boy.]

O'NEILL
So what do I call you?
BOY
I do not have a name.
O'NEILL
What's your mom call you?
BOY
Son.
O'NEILL
It's not much of a name.
BOY
No. it's more of a description.
O'NEILL

(smiling)

Yes, it is.
BOY
Mother says you too have a son.
O'NEILL

(softly)

I had one. He's gone now.
BOY
What was his name?
O'NEILL
Charlie.
BOY
Charlie. I like Charlie. it's a good name. Can I be called Charlie?
O'NEILL
Yeah. Sure. lf that's what you want.
CHARLIE
Okay, Colonel O'Neill, I'm Charlie.
O'NEILL

(reaching out his hand)
Hi, Charlie.
(they shake hands)

Call me Jack.
CHARLIE
Jack.

[O'Neill moves to sit next to Charlie on the bed.]

O'NEILL
So where are you from?
CHARLIE
A planet called Reetalia.
O'NEILL
Nice place?
CHARLIE
Used to be, until most of the Reetou were destroyed by mean creatures with glowing eyes.
O'NEILL
Well that's the Goa'uld. I'm sorry to hear that.
CHARLIE
That's why I'm here…to warn you.
O'NEILL
Well, thank you, Charlie, but we already knew about the Goa'uld.
CHARLIE
Not the Goa'uld. It's the Reetou rebels who intend to eliminate you.

INT—SGC CONFERENCE ROOM

[SG-1, Hammond, and Fraiser are in the room.]

CARTER
We did a Level One analysis on the iris mechanism. It behaved as if control was being commandeered from the main computer by an override. Like it was being controlled from another keyboard somewhere. We have software specialists picking it apart right now.
HAMMOND
Colonel O'Neill, any more insight into the boy?
O'NEILL
The best I can tell, sir, the kid survived a Goa'uld massacre.
FRAISER
Well that would explain Mom. See, it would be a natural psychological defense mechanism. He's convinced himself that she never left him. That her spirit,' for lack of a better word, is always with him.
DANIEL
Well, how did he know about the Salish?
O'NEILL
How did he know about my kid?
DANIEL
Uh, is it possible, is he some sort of psychic?
FRAISER
Maybe we'll turn something up in our examinations.
TEAL'C
For the immediate, should not our concern be the threat of the planned Reetou attack?
CARTER
It doesn't make much sense. The Goa'uld attack the Reetou, so the Reetou rebels attack us?
HAMMOND
We need to determine the validity of what little information the boy's given us. Teal'c, I'd like you to accompany Colonel O'Neill to see him. Listen to his description of the attack on the Reetou and let me know if it appears to follow normal Goa'uld tactics.

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Charlie is lying on a bed, and Fraiser is smoothing a band-aid on his arm.]

FRAISER
There you go. See? That didn't hurt at all, did it?

[O'Neill enters with Teal'c behind him. Charlie sees them and jumps off the far side of the bed and runs in fear.]

CHARLIE
Jaffa!
O'NEILL

(to Teal'c)

Get that a lot?

[O'Neill catches Charlie and holds him by the shoulders.]

O'NEILL
Charlie! Charlie! Charlie! It's okay.
CHARLIE
He's a Jaffa! He wants to kill me, just like he killed the Reetou.
O'NEILL
No, no! No, no, no. He's a good Jaffa. in fact, he saved my life one time. He hates the Goa'uld as much as you do.
CHARLIE
No!

[Teal'c looks disturbed by Charlie's reaction.]

O'NEILL
Oh, for cryin' out loud…

[O'Neill stands up, addressing the room]

O'NEILL
Um, look, Mom. You said you trust me, right? Well, I'm telling you, Teal'c is okay. In fact, all my friends here at the base are okay. Okay?
CHARLIE

(pointing to his right)

She's over there.
O'NEILL
Okay.
CHARLIE
Mother says to trust only you, and the other members of your team.
O'NEILL
Good. Thank you. Charlie, Teal'c. Teal'c, Charlie.
TEAL'C

(walking toward Charlie and bowing his head)

I am pleased to meet you.

[Teal'c looks shocked by something now that he's closer to Charlie.]

O'NEILL

(kneeling next to Charlie)

Listen, Charlie. We have to ask you some questions about the attack on your people. Can you talk about that?

[Teal'c looks to be in pain and distress.]

TEAL'C
I…I…I am sorry, O'Neill. I must leave this room.
O'NEILL
Excuse me, Charlie. Um, Mother.

[He leaves the room.]

INT—HALLWAY OUTSIDE INFIRMARY

O'NEILL

(concerned)

What's the matter?
TEAL'C
My symbiote became agitated when I entered the room.
O'NEILL
Any idea why?
TEAL'C
I can tell you only this, O'Neill. In all of my years I have never experienced a symbiote so disturbed. There is something unusual about this child, O'Neill. I advise you to use extreme precaution in his handling.
O'NEILL
I was planning on it.
TEAL'C
You have seen it yourself. In the hands of the Goa'uld, a child is nothing more than a potent weapon.
O'NEILL
Carter and Fraiser checked him out for all the threats we encountered from the other kids.

[Fraiser approaches them.]

FRAISER
l didn't find any apparent threat to us, but he's in worse shape than I thought, the poor kid. Several of his major organs have congenital defects.
O'NEILL
Oh, God.
FRAISER
It's like mother nature put him together in a hurry and got everything just a little wrong. His heart valves are defective, his renal function is a mess, and I have serious questions about his lungs. I'm afraid without some very aggressive medical intervention, he won't live to be much older than he is.
O'NEILL
Can you help him?
FRAISER
Maybe. But he may be beyond anything our medicine can do. There's something else.

[She shows them a brain scan image.]

FRAISER
Charlie's CAT scan. Now, if you look along the lower part of the brain stem, this is the part where normal humans have what is called the reticular formation. It's the part of the brain that determines alertness, our perception of things. Charlie's is twice the size of ours. And that could explain why he knew you had a son. It may also explain why he had such an effect on Teal'c's symbiote.
O'NEILL
So, what? He's got ESP? Some telekinetic thing going on?
FRAISER
I don't know. I'm a skeptic on such things, but…

[She walks away]

O'NEILL
It would explain a lot.

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[We see a computer image of a body scan. The camera pans back to show Charlie in a hospital bed, dressed now in pajamas and lying on top of the covers. O'Neill is at his bedside; the rest of SG-1, Fraiser, and Hammond are behind him, near the door. SF's are standing guard at the door.]

O'NEILL
So, Charlie, tell us why the Reetou want to attack us.
CHARLIE
It's not the central authority of the Reetou. It's only the Reetou rebel faction.
O'NEILL
All right. Why do the rebels want to attack us?
CHARLIE
Because the glowing-eye people attacked the Reetou.
DANIEL
The Goa'uld?
CHARLIE

(after looking at an empty space in the room, seemingly for guidance)

The rebels believe that the glowing-eye people are too powerful to destroy directly. They believe they can only be destroyed by…attrition.
O'NEILL
Attrition? What does that mean?
DANIEL
Uh, attrition is the gradual diminution of strength or number by…
O'NEILL

(annoyed)

I know what the word means. I meant in context.
CARTER
My God. They must want to kill all possible hosts. They must think that, if the Goa'uld have no new hosts to infest, that they'll eventually die out.
DANIEL
By attrition.
CHARLIE
Yes.
CARTER
Well, that's insane! There are billions of possible Goa'uld hosts, all throughout the galaxy.
TEAL'C
And they are not all human.
CHARLIE
Mother agrees. That is why the central authority of the Reetou sent us here.
DANIEL

(approaching the bed)

Charlie, I'm curious. Are you a Reetou?
CHARLIE

(sitting up)

No. I am of your species.
DANIEL
Is your mother a Reetou?
CHARLIE
Of course.
DANIEL
And is that why we can't see her?
CHARLIE
Yes.
DANIEL
Well, if you're one of us, why can you see her?
CHARLIE

(looking away for a moment, then back)

'Cause I'm special.
DANIEL
You're special. How?
CHARLIE
Mother created me to serve as an intermediary.
DANIEL
She created you.
CHARLIE
Yes. She hoped I would be older before we came, but my accelerated growth caused my body to begin failing, so we had to come sooner.
HAMMOND
Captain, you're our physics expert here. Is it possible there's a creature standing here that we can't perceive?
CARTER
Theoretically it is possible, sir, yes. I mean, according to quantum physics, matter exists both in particles and waves. lf the Reetou waves are exactly 180 degrees out of phase with ours right down to the sub-atomic level, then their light and sound waves would be undetectable by us.
O'NEILL
So, what? Prepare for an attack by an invisible army?
TEAL'C
If there is a Reetou in this room, it came through the Stargate. And it is capable of controlling the iris.
HAMMOND
Son, how did your mother do that?
CHARLIE
I am no longer called Son. Call me Charlie.
HAMMOND
Charlie, how did your mother control the iris?
CHARLIE
Mother came ahead of me weeks ago. She observed you and how you operate the iris. Then, when the time came, she opened it for me just as you do.
HAMMOND
She just typed it into the computer?
CARTER
That is how the computer behaved, sir. As if it was being overridden by another console.
DANIEL
So the Reetou can operate things in our phase?
CHARLIE

(looking away and then back)

Yes.
O'NEILL
Carter?
CARTER
It is possible, sir, but it doesn't seem very likely.
CHARLIE
Mother is growing impatient with your narrow-mindedness.

[A blue bolt shoots from the area Charlie has repeatedly look toward, taking out the computer monitor. The SF's bring up their weapons.]

HAMMOND
Stand down!
O'NEILL
I assume that came from…
CHARLIE
Mother.
O'NEILL
Mother.

INT—SGC CONFERENCE ROOM

[Hammond is peering through the hole in the destroyed computer monitor.]

HAMMOND
Theories? Suggestions?
CARTER
It seems obvious that this Reetou exists.
O'NEILL
Well, here's a question. How do we deal with an invisible threat?
CARTER
We need a way to detect them.
O'NEILL
That would be helpful.
TEAL'C
I have that way. It seems my symbiote can sense this creature.
O'NEILL
Okay. Limited helpfulness right there.
TEAL'C
Explain.
O'NEILL
Can it tell us where exactly in a room a Reetou is, how many there are, what they're doing, et cetera?
TEAL'C
It was not that specific. It only detected a presence.
O'NEILL
So…limited.
TEAL'C
Perhaps if my symbiote can detect this creature, the Goa'uld can also sense them.
DANIEL
That's a good point. They had to see them to wipe them out.
TEAL'C
Perhaps the Tok'ra can be of assistance.
HAMMOND
It could be our best hope. Captain Carter, Doctor Jackson, signal the Tok'ra.
CARTER
Yes, sir.

EXT—ABOVE GROUND AT THE SGC.

[Carter and Daniel activate the Tollan-supplied signaling device, which shoots a beam of light straight up.]

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[The Stargate activates. Hammond is standing at the base of the ramp. Carter and Daniel join him, and Teal'c is standing to Hammond's left. Jacob and another Tok'ra exit the wormhole.]

JACOB
Hello, Sam.

[They hug.]

CARTER
Dad, we have a little bit of a situation, and we may need Selmak's help.
JACOB
Selmak, Selmak, Selmak. I thought maybe you just wanted to see your old man.
CARTER

(smiling)

I do, Dad.
HAMMOND
But this time we do need your symbiote, Jacob.
JACOB
Nice to see you too, George.
HAMMOND

(smiling)

No offense, old friend.

[Jacob dips his head for a moment, letting Selmak take control.]

SELMAK
It is an honor to once again return to your planet, General. What can we do for you?
HAMMOND
Have you ever heard of something called a Reetou?
SELMAK
Yes. Why?
HAMMOND
We may have one here.
SELMAK

(to other Tok'ra)
Tok'ra kree. Tak lan onobi lon.
(to Hammond)
Please send him back to where we came from.
(Hammond gives the signal to do so)

In the meantime, take me to this Reetou.

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Charlie wakes up to see O'Neill sitting not far away. O'Neill sees he is awake and walks over to the bed.]

O'NEILL
Hey, Charlie. How you feelin'?
CHARLIE
Tired. Really tired.

[There is a sound of the door opening and people walking in.]

CHARLIE
For cryin' out loud.

[O'Neill smiles at him, a bit surprised. Charlie looks to see who is entering. Hammond walks in and gestures, and we get a glimpse of Jacob. Charlie panics and scoots over to O'Neill, who hugs him.]

O'NEILL
Charlie? Charlie, it's all right. It's okay. It's all right, he's not a Goa'uld. It's a Tok'ra. They're okay.

[Jacob's eyes grow wide in distress and he puts a hand on top of his head.]

CARTER
Dad?

[Jacob leaves the infirmary.]

INT—HALLWAY OUTSIDE INFIRMARY

JACOB

Oh…
(recovering)

You are correct. There is a Reetou in that room.

[Hammond, Teal'c, Daniel and the other Tok'ra join them.]

JACOB

(to the other Tok'ra)

Taka ram.

[The Tok'ra hands Jacob a hand-held device with two barrels.]

JACOB
This will illuminate the Reetou, if it is there. Follow me.

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[Jacob and the other Tok'ra enter and activate the devices, and start aiming them around the room.]

O'NEILL

(concerned)

Jacob?

[A large, green, insect like creature is revealed behind Charlie where he sits on the bed. It is moving in agitation. An SF raises his weapon.]

CHARLIE

(jumping up to put his body in front of the creature)

Please don't hurt her!
O'NEILL
My God!
HAMMOND
Hold your fire.
CARTER
She could've hurt us a long time ago, if that's what she intended.
JACOB

(lowering his sensor/weapon)

Tok'ra kree.

[Jacob and the other Tok'ra leave the room. O'Neill walks toward Charlie.]

O'NEILL

Whoa.
(to Charlie)

I owe you an apology.
CHARLIE
I wouldn't lie to you, Jack.
O'NEILL
I know that. I'm sorry. Charlie, I want you to do me a favor.
CHARLIE
What?
O'NEILL
You and your mom stay in this room until I get back. Nobody's going to hurt you. I promise. Neither one of you. Okay?
CHARLIE
Okay.
O'NEILL
Okay.

INT—SGC CONFERENCE ROOM

O'NEILL
Will somebody please explain to me how that…thing could be the kid's mother?
DANIEL
He said their leaders created him to communicate with us. They must have cloned him or engineered him somehow.
FRAISER
Well, all they'd need is some human DNA and it would be possible to construct him in a lab. It would also explain the extra reticular formation in his brain. Could have been genetically engineered to allow him perceive this Reetou 'mother'.
O'NEILL
But how do they do something that advanced, and leave the kid so screwed up?
FRAISER
Genetically engineering a human child would be a very precise exercise, Colonel. Changing one set of genes to alter the reticular formation could have numerous additional ramifications.
CARTER
Even though we can't see them, these Reetou can definitely see us.
TEAL'C
Which puts us at a great strategic disadvantage. I understand why the Goa'uld would want to eliminate them.
O'NEILL
They're Goa'uld, Teal'c. That's their job.
JACOB
The Reetou are a pretty peaceful race. The Goa'uld wiped most of them out just because they were a possible threat.
DANIEL
Okay. But how did the Goa'uld wipe them out?
JACOB
They were able to isolate the emissions that we are sensitive to and develop a device that would expose the creatures.

[He holds up the device they used earlier.]

JACOB
This is a Transphase Eradication Rod. The Tok'ra have managed to rip off several versions of this device. It's also capable of terminating a Reetou.
O'NEILL
Well, do me a favor, will you? Don't terminate this Reetou. I promised the kid.
HAMMOND
It appears this Reetou came to warn us of an impending rebel attack.
JACOB
Yeah. The Reetou rebels are, um, kind of like terrorists are here on Earth…nasty guys. They could do a lot of damage here, folks. Kill a lot of people.
O'NEILL
How many are there?
JACOB
Don't know, but I do know their MO. They work in small groups of five suicide infiltrators. They sneak in, they split up, plant destructive devices, and try to maximise the damage before they've even been detected. But they usually attack Goa'uld planets. Uh, any idea why they want to attack here on Earth?
CARTER
Apparently to destroy all possible hosts.

[Jacob shakes his head in disbelief.]

DANIEL
Is it possible that they can get though our iris?
JACOB
No. Their molecules wouldn't reintegrate any more than yours or mine.
CARTER
Can our weapons even touch them?
JACOB
Earth weapons will not be as effective as a TER. But since the Reetou are somewhat affected by solid matter in our phase, your weapons might at least slow them down.
O'NEILL
But, essentially, we'd be shooting at…nothing?
JACOB
You bet. Pretty tough to shoot at a moving target that you can't see. Even with TERs it's tough. Best weapon is advanced Intel…knowing where they'll come from and how.
O'NEILL
Well, I should talk to Mom. She might know where this rebel staging planet is.
DANIEL
Wait a minute. Say she does give us the address where they're coming from. Isn't it kinda risky to go looking for them? I mean, it's possible we may let more of them through to Earth and not even know it.
JACOB
If we've got TERs, we'll be able to see them.
HAMMOND
We need some intelligence, Dr. Jackson. It's the only way we'll know what we're up against.

INT—SGC INFIRMARY

[O'Neill enters. Charlie is lying on the bed, crying. When he sees O'Neill, Charlie wipes the tears from his eyes.]

CHARLIE
Mother says not to cry.
O'NEILL
Crying's okay.
CHARLIE

(after looking to where his mother must be)

She says the boys of your culture do not cry.
O'NEILL
Not true.

[He sits on the edge of the bed.]

O'NEILL
In fact, there's an official list of reasons for which crying is…a good thing.
CHARLIE
Mother is leaving.
O'NEILL
Now see, that's a good reason. 'Mom leaving', I believe, is number six on the list of good reasons. Actually six is 'Mom says she's leaving in a couple of days'. Five is 'Mom leaving immediately'. Four, of course, is 'Mom already left'. Now, three…three is huge. One of the bigger ones on the list.
CHARLIE
She's still here. She's leaving as soon as she has told you everything that can help.
O'NEILL
She's not taking you with her?
CHARLIE
She wants to leave me here with my own kind.
O'NEILL
Well, for what it's worth, I think she's right. I think you should stay here. You'd be better off.
CHARLIE
I think I belong with you, Jack.
O'NEILL
Look, Charlie, um…Before she leaves, do you think she could she tell us where we can find these rebel Reetous?
CHARLIE

(looks off to Mother)

She says she'll show me the address.
O'NEILL
That'd be great.
CHARLIE
Jack? Could I be your son for a while?
O'NEILL
I don't know, Charlie. I don't think you'd want that.
CHARLIE
Yes, I do. You'd be great. I can tell.
O'NEILL
I'll tell you what. Let's deal with these Reetou, then we'll talk about it, okay?
CHARLIE
Okay.
O'NEILL
Okay.

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[A MALP has a TER attached to it. Many troops are in the room. The Gate klaxon is sounding, and the Gate activates. The MALP moves through. A view of the control room computer screen shows a graphic of the MALP.]

TECHNICIAN
MALP is en route.
JACOB
This is a bit of overkill, George. I told you, these rebels work in five-man squads. There'll only be five, maybe ten of them there.
HAMMOND
I don't wanna take any chances, Jacob. Okay, listen up! Colonel O'Neill is in charge of this operation.
TECHNICIAN
MALP has reached destination. Scanning with TER.
HAMMOND
Colonel, I wanna remind you that this is a recon mission only. Do not engage the enemy unless you have no choice.
O'NEILL
Can't engage what you can't see, sir.
HAMMOND
Do your best for them not to see you, Colonel.
TECHNICIAN
MALP TER shows immediate Gate vicinity clear.
O'NEILL
All right. Here we go, kids. Move out!

[A large force of Marines, the two Tok'ra, and SG-1 run up the ramp. View of traveling within the wormhole.]

EXT—REETOU REBEL PLANET

[The team exits the Gate. O'Neill grabs the TER from the MALP and begins scanning the area.]

SELMAK
Looks clear.
O'NEILL

Clear! Let's go do some snooping' around, what do you say?
[to other Tok'ra)

You stay with SG-12. Watch our six. Back sides.

[O'Neill leads one team of Marines, SG-1 and Jacob away from the Gate. After a few steps, Teal'c and Jacob begin to be distressed. They drop to their knees, and O'Neill signals for the others to drop as well.<]

SELMAK
Colonel! The Reetou are present in that direction.

[He points to his right]

O'NEILL
How many?
SELMAK
I don't know.

[They move in the direction indicated and climb a small embankment. The TER's reveal many Reetou moving around in the distance. They are making screeching noises.]

O'NEILL

Whoa.
(sarcastically)

Five or ten…

INT—SGC CONFERENCE ROOM

HAMMOND
So you would say threat assessment is high?
O'NEILL
Oh, yeah.
CARTER
There were a lot of them, sir.
TEAL'C
They are indeed invisible.
HAMMOND
You're sure none of them came through with you?
JACOB
Can't be sure, but I don't think so. Selmak's tremors stopped a few seconds after we got through the Gate, and my guard did a TER sweep of the room.
O'NEILL
Course, it would only take one to open the iris. Correct?
CARTER
Well, we could put palm scanners into the iris control system to prevent that. I mean, I assume they don't have palms.

[Jacob shakes his head.]

HAMMOND
Take who you need and do it now, Captain.
CARTER
Yes, sir.
HAMMOND
Colonel, let's go see the boy.

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[Carter has installed a palm scanner and is testing it while a technician works on his back, below the console. She presses her palm to the scanner and the computer shows she is identified and accepted.]

[Teal'c becomes distressed and hunches over onto a console. Behind him the Tok'ra guard grabs his head.]

CARTER

Okay, that should…
(seeing Teal'c's distress)
Teal'c?
(on telephone)

Colonel O'Neill, are you with Charlie now? And Mom's there? I think we may have a stowaway Reetou who came back with us. Yeah.

[She hits a button and the computer shows 'Red Alert Code 9', and the emergency klaxon begins sounding.]

COMPUTER
Lock-down in progress. Please stand clear of all-level access points.

[The Tok'ra guard activates his TER and begins scanning. He sees the Reetou just as it fires it's weapon at him. The blue energy hits the Tok'ra and throws him through the control room window into the Gate room. The TER lands on the control room floor. Teal'c dives for it, barely evading another blue energy ball. He fires at the Reetou, blowing it into pieces. Teal'c goes to the now missing control room window and sees the Tok'ra guard lying dead on the Gate room floor below.]

INT—SGC CORRIDOR

[Jacob, O'Neill and Hammond are walking, with Jacob holding a TER. Jacob bends over in distress.]

O'NEILL
You all right?
JACOB
Strong Reetou.

[He hands O'Neill the TER. O'Neill scans the hallway and sees four Reetou at the end. One launches a blue energy ball and the three duck out of the way. The bolt impacts the wall behind where they were and knocks over a table. Scanning again, O'Neill sees the Reetou are gone.]

O'NEILL
Damn it.
HAMMOND
Anyone get a count?
O'NEILL
We had four here, plus that one in the control room.
JACOB
Yeah, it's one of their terrorist teams. They didn't wanna be seen until their destruction had already started.
O'NEILL
So what will they do?
JACOB
Some of them will try to get out of the base and start, uh, making a mess of things.
O'NEILL
How?
JACOB
They have cross-phasal explosives, each one as powerful as a small nuke. I hate to tell you this, but those four Reetou rebels could level a couple of cities and take a lot of people with 'em.
O'NEILL
Sweet.

INT—SGC ARMORY

[The lights go to a low level. An SF is handing out weapons and everyone is gearing up.]

COMPUTER
Emergency lighting enabled.
CARTER
We've dimmed the lights to get a better contrast on the TER's, and we've shut down all access to this floor and sub 27. So, hopefully, they're trapped in here with us.
O'NEILL
Well, assume they are. We'll do a sweep of all three access corridors, sealing as we go. Try to corral them. Jacob, Carter, Chu…C-8. Teal'c, Rothman, Brecker…C-3. Daniel, Plunkett, you're with me. Let's move out.

INT—SGC CORRIDOR

[Teal'c is leading two others, scanning with the TER.]

TEAL'C

(into radio)

Seal blast door C-3 East.

[He runs into a soldier coming from the other direction who almost shoots him. Teal'c gives him a frown.]

INT—SGC CORRIDOR

[Jacob, Carter, and Chu peek around a corner. A blue energy ball comes flying past them.]

JACOB
Reetou!
CARTER
Come on!

INT—SGC CORRIDOR

[O'Neill is scanning with TER.]

O'NEILL

(into radio)

Seal blast A-7 West.

[The door drops behind him. Daniel comes in through the side door.]

DANIEL
Jack, what happens if they come through the door behind us?
O'NEILL
What?

[O'Neill turns back to look at Daniel, thinking Daniel has seen something, then realizes he hasn't.]

O'NEILL
Don't do that!

[O'Neill turns back and sees two Reetou ahead of them. He shoots one, but the other one shoots a blue bolt, which hits Plunkett and kills him. O'Neill and Daniel look on in regret.]

O'NEILL
Damn it.

INT—SGC CORRIDOR NEAR C-8

[The C-8 door slides down to shut. Cater, Jacob, and Chu are searching around a corner on their knees. A door slides open and a Reetou fires at them. The blast hits Jacob in the arm and kills Chu.]

CARTER
Dad! You okay?
JACOB

(in pain)

Not really. Get the damn thing! Selmak can take care of me.
SELMAK
Go!

[Carter takes up position to fire on the doors protecting the Reetou. The doors open and the Reetou fires at Carter, missing her. Carter fires back with the TER but the doors have already closed. Carter prepares a grenade and bounces it off the tipped-over table top. It bounces through the open doors and blows up near the Reetou. Carter advances with the TER and finishes off the Reetou. Jacob nods in approval.]

INT—CORRIDOR OUTSIDE INFIRMARY

[O'Neill makes hand signals to the SF standing just inside the infirmary door. He makes signals and mouths words to Daniel, saying 'you go inside in three' and counts to one with his thumb. Daniel signals back with two fingers walking and mouths 'there are people in there.' O'Neill mouths in annoyance 'I know' and mouths again 'in three' and counts off on his fingers…one, two, three. In slow motion, O'Neill goes in, followed by Daniel.]

INT—SCG INFIRMARY

[Fraiser and a nurse are standing behind Charlie's bed. SF's guard from inside the door.]

O'NEILL
Hit the deck!

[A Reetou fires, hitting O'Neill and knocking the TER out of his hand. The SF's begin firing with machine guns. Daniel picks up the TER and aims it at the Reetou. A blue bolt comes from the side, blowing it up. Daniel turns to see it is Mother who fired.]

CHARLIE
Mother!
DANIEL

(to SF's)

Don't shoot!

[Another blue bolt comes from the side and blows up Mother.]

CHARLIE
Mother!

[Fraiser rushes to comfort him. Daniel aims the TER at the Reetou who just killed Mother, and kills it. O'Neill is rolling around on the ground, his upper right arm injured from the earlier blast.]

O'NEILL
Ah!
FRAISER

(going to O'Neill)

Easy, sir.
O'NEILL
All right, that hurts.

[Carter and Teal'c enter. Daniel aims the TER at them momentarily and then lowers it, scared then relieved.]

O'NEILL

(lying on the floor)

Give me a count.
CARTER
I got one.
TEAL'C
I also eliminated one.
DANIEL
And we got two, and Mother got one. I guess that makes five.
CARTER
So that should be all of them, right?
O'NEILL
Well, let's make sure. Take a team and do a sweep of the base, Captain.
CARTER
Yes, sir.

[As Fraiser is trying to treat him, O'Neill gets up onto his knees and moves over to Charlie.]

O'NEILL

Oh. God.
(regretfully)

I'm sorry.

[O'Neill hugs Charlie, who is crying. Charlie goes limp and O'Neill notices something is wrong.]

O'NEILL

(holding Charlie with one good arm)

Doc? Doc!
FRAISER
Give me a hand over here. Let's go! Get him up on the bed.

[The SF lifts Charlie up onto the bed.]

O'NEILL
Easy.

[O'Neill stands up on the other side of the bed. Fraiser opens Charlie's eye and shines a light into it.]

O'NEILL
What?
FRAISER

I don't know.
(putting on stethoscope and checking him)

His pulse is very weak. I maybe able to stabilize him for now, but, you have to remember, sir, he has two major organs about to fail.
O'NEILL
Oh, come on. He's just a kid. You've got all this fancy equipment around here…
FRAISER
Colonel, I'm sorry, but I don't think so.
SELMAK
Let us take him. He will be in good hands.
O'NEILL
Can the Tok'ra help him?
SELMAK
Yes.
DANIEL
Excuse me, isn't he a little young to be a host?
SELMAK
He is young, but the Tok'ra symbiote that we introduce to his mind can teach him. He will grow up with the advantages that great wisdom brings.
O'NEILL
Two key words there…'grow up'.
FRAISER
The Tok'ra are probably the only way that'll happen, sir.
O'NEILL
Do it.

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[SG-1, Hammond, and Jacob are there. O'Neill's right arm is in a sling.]

JACOB

(to Carter)

Keep the TERs. We'll get you more as soon as they become available.

[Charlie and Fraiser enter, Charlie wearing his original clothing. Charlie is crying. O'Neill kneels in front of him.]

O'NEILL
You know, there's another rule that says it's okay to be sad when you're saying goodbye to a new friend.
CHARLIE
I wanna stay with you, Jack.
O'NEILL
Jacob's going to take you to a place where you can get well. I can't do that. But you know what?
CHARLIE
What?
O'NEILL
I'll come visit. You'll come visit. Okay?
CHARLIE
I guess.

[Charlie is still crying. O'Neill touches his face and wipes away the tears, then stands up.]

SELMAK
I warn you, the Reetou are guileful creatures. And you are at the disadvantage of not being able to sense them, as my Jaffa friend and I can.
CARTER
Well, we've installed the hand scanner, so they can't open the iris at least.
SELMAK
You are only one, Teal'c. Please be diligent. They will not give up. They will attempt to send more infiltrators.

[Teal'c nods in acknowledgment. The Gate activates.]

JACOB

(saying goodbye)

George.
CARTER
Bye, Dad.
JACOB
You take care.
CARTER
You too.

[Jacob reaches for Charlie's hand. O'Neill is standing with his left arm around Charlie's shoulder and gestures that it's okay to go. Charlie takes Jacob's hand and they walk up the ramp and through the wormhole. O'Neill looks very sad to see him go.]

FADE OUT

END CREDITS

Transcript by Michelle for Solutions, Sep 2003

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