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4.10 "Beneath The Surface"

Episode Guide

Précis

With their memories erased and their identities changed, SG-1 find themselves trapped below a domed city on a planet of ice, toiling as slave laborers. Can they come to their senses and make a break for the surface, or will they remain enslaved underground for the rest of their lives?

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TEASER

FADE IN

INT—BARRACKS

[We see the camera pan across a barracks full of bunk beds. There are people everywhere getting up from their beds. All of the people are dirty and look as though they do manual labour. There are fires burning in barrels at the end of the beds.]

[Suddenly we see Teal'c sit up from a bed on the sounding of an alarm and join the other people walking away from the beds. The lights in the barracks turn on automatically. Teal'c has no shirt on and a thick bandage is covering his pouch.]

INT—MAIN CHAMBER

[We see the ceiling of the chamber. There are skylights there covered in snow. The camera pans down onto a line of people stood waiting to receive their breakfast. The whole area in dirty and seems to be industrial. We see a woman wearing somewhat smarter clothes than the workers walk out onto a walkway above the line of people. She is smiling.]

BRENNA
Colleagues!

[We then see a shot of Carter and O'Neill looking up at the woman. They are dressed in workers outfits and are both very dirty. The camera shows the line of people and we see that Daniel is also there with them.]

BRENNA
Your attention please! I am pleased to report that thanks to your hard work, we now have enough reserve energy to heat the greenhouses for the next two months. Special merit to the workers of section twenty three!

[The workers all raise a hand and sheer. We see that O'Neill, Carter and Daniel all do this too. Teal'c however doesn’t and looks around suspiciously.]

BRENNA
Let us use this not as an excuse to work less but as motivation top work harder. Our world may be covered in ice but one day we will reclaim our place on the surface!
ALL WORKERS
It is my honour to serve.

[We see O'Neill and Daniel say these words as though programmed to do it. The woman leaves and the line proceeds to get their breakfast. Carter, O'Neill and Daniel are all next to each other in the line. We see Carter receive her breakfast from a woman. The woman spoons it into a bowl for her. She doesn’t seem to like Carter.]

CARTER/THERA
Kegan, how about some bread?
KEGAN

(sarcastically)

Sorry, just gave out the last piece.
O'NEILL/JONAH
Oh here we go, every time!
CARTER/THERA

(annoyed)

What is your problem?
KEGAN
I don’t have a problem!
CARTER/THERA
And we don’t have any bread!
DANIEL/CARLIN
Is there a problem here.
O'NEILL/JONAH

(nastily)

Stay out of this.
DANIEL/CARLIN
Jonah, there are other people waiting!

[We see O'Neill grab Kegan's arm angrily.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
Give here the damn bread!

[Daniel grabs O'Neill's hand away from Kegan and O'Neill angrily grabs Daniel and throws him over his shoulder onto the floor. They proceed to fight each other until Teal'c runs over and grabs O'Neill off Daniel. He restrains a struggling O'Neill. Daniel stands up and stares at them.]

TEAL’C
This is not right! The two of you are friends O'Neill!

[O'Neill is still struggling to get out of Tealc’s grip.]

O’NEILL/JONAH
Stay out of it!
TEAL’C
We are part of something called SG-1. I am Teal'c. Do you not remember?

[Carter and Daniel look puzzled at Teal'c.]

O'NEILL/JONAH

(angrily)

Somebody get this guy off me!

[Three workers run up and grab hold of Teal'c. They restrain him from O'Neill who backs away from him and bumps into an angry Daniel. Brenna approaches Teal'c.]

BRENNA
Get him upstairs!

[Teal'c is dragged away from the chamber.]

TEAL'C
You must remember! We must escape!

[Daniel, Carter and O'Neill watch as Teal'c is dragged away. O'Neill turns to face Brenna.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
Brenna, it is my honour to serve. I don’t know that man.
BRENNA
I know Jonah don’t worry. He’s night sick.

[Brenna looks at Kegan.]

BRENNA
Give Thera her bread.

[Kegan gets a new tray of bread and shoves it onto the serving table in front of Carter.]

BRENNA
Get back to work.

END OF TEASER

INT—UNDERGROUND PUMP AREA

[We see lots of machinery working in the area as the camera pans down to Daniel/Carlin and Kegan working at one of the machines. The machines seem to be in a bad state of repair and are sparking and smoking.]

KEGAN
These pumps regulate the overflow. Sometimes they get clogged and you have to…

[She notices that Daniel/Carlin is not listening to her]

KEGAN
Carlin!
DANIEL/CARLIN
Where’s he been for five days?

[He indicates to Teal'c who we se stepping through a door into the machinery area.]

KEGAN
Recovering from night sickness. It’s a strange thing. There was this guy once a couple of years ago who tried to smash his way through one of those skylights.

[She points at one of the skylights.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
Did he do it?
KEGAN
You would have known if he had. This place would have been buried under ice and snow and you would have frozen to death along with everyone else.

INT—ANOTHER MACHINE AREA

[We see O'Neill/Jonah hammering at a machine to fix it. He sees Teal'c approach and turns away to avoid him. But Teal'c doesn’t seem to recognise him and walks straight past. O'Neill/Jonah seems confused by this. Suddenly there is a loud bang and we see a machine where Carter/Thera is working with others smoking and sparking. O'Neill/Jonah turns to see this.]

CARTER/THERA
Cover those valves!

[Brenna approaches Carter/Thera.]

BRENNA
What happened?
CARTER/THERA
One of the stabilisers ruptured. They’re so corroded they can’t take the pressure.
BRENNA
There’s not much we can do.
CARTER/THERA
Actually I think there is! If we set up an automatic release valve on each of the stabilisers we could vent the excess pressure. I’ve done some calculations. If you want I could show you.
BRENNA
You can come by my office later.

[Brenna leaves and Carter/Thera smiles at O'Neill/Jonah. They go back to work.]

INT—MACHINE AREA

[We see Carter/Thera and O'Neill/Jonah. As Thera walks past Jonah he joins her and they walk along together.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
You all right?
CARTER/THERA
Fine.
O'NEILL/JONAH
That explosion.
CARTER/THERA

(shaking her head)

Oh no, no…I’m fine really.
O'Neill/JONAH
Good.
CARTER/THERA
Brenna wants to see me. She wants to hear my ideas for running the plant.
O'NEILL/JONAH
You know you could take a few minutes off.

[Carter/Thera laughs.]

CARTER/THERA
Oh please! You work just as hard as I do.
O'NEILL/JONAH
That’s different, it’s called stamina.

[Carter/Thera smiles and laughs again.]

CARTER/THERA
Have a good shift.

[She walks off to Brenna's office.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
Bye.

INT—CHAMBER BELOW BRENNA'S OFFICE

[We see Kegan looking up as Carter/Thera goes into Brenna's office. Kegan looks at Daniel/Carlin.]

KEGAN
There she goes! Why does Brenna listen to her?
DANIEL/CARLIN

(distractedly)

I don’t know, she seems pretty smart.
KEGAN
She thinks she’s better than the rest of us!

[Kegan looks over at O'Neill/Jonah who is working on some machine.]

KEGAN
They both do.
DANIEL/CARLIN
Teal'c said we were friends.
KEGAN
His name’s not Teal'c it’s TOR. Night sickness.

[She and Daniel/Carlin exchange looks and then get on with their work.]

INT—GATE ROOM

[We see the Stargate activate. The klaxons are going off. Inside the control room Sergeant Davis is at the control console. Hammond is standing in the background talking to a technician.]

DAVIS
Sir we’re ready for the video link with P3R-118.

[Hammond walks over to the console.]

HAMMOND
Very well.

[Hammond stares at a computer screen and we see a shot of a man appear. He turns to look at Hammond.]

HAMMOND
Administrator Calder.
CALDER
General Hammond I’m sorry to have to tell you this but our search has turned up nothing. Given the hostile conditions outside of the dome I don’t see how SG-1 could have survived this long.
HAMMOND
With all due respect administrator I’m not ready to give up on my people just yet. We have specialised equipment and teams specially trained for this type of operation.
CALDER
When Major Carter first expressed an interest in exploring the glacier I tried to explain the danger but Colonel O'Neill was quite overly confident thinking they could handle the conditions.
HAMMOND
I appreciate your concern. But I assure you I’ll take full responsibility.
CALDER
Very well.

[He turns away and the transmission ends as the gate deactivates.]

INT—CALDER'S OFFICE

[We see Calder walk to the window in his luxury office. A servant enters.]

CALDER
Tell Brenna I want to see her tomorrow. I’d like to know how our new workers are doing.

INT—GATE ROOM

[We see Daniel walking down the ramp from an active gate. The room is dark except for the light of the gate. Daniel is dressed in his work clothes from the underground plant. He turns around to look at the gate as O'Neill, also in work clothes walks past him to the gate. O'Neill turns and talks to Daniel but his voice is strange and muffled.]

O’NEILL
Go ahead!
DANIEL
Go where?
O’NEILL
The other side.

[Suddenly Kegan appears next to Daniel. He turns round to her surprised.]

KEGAN
Carlin! Don’t listen to him!

[Suddenly Daniel wakes up and sits up from his bed in the barracks. It has been a dream and he lies back down confused.]

INT—SGC CONTROL ROOM

[The gate is active and we see Hammond and Sergeant Davis at the main console. There are technicians in the background. Davis turns and nods at Hammond. Hammond looks at the screen again and talks to Major Griff who is on P3R-118. They are in a blizzard searching for SG-1.]

HAMMOND
Major, what’s your status?

[The link to Griff is bad and he is very faint on the viewer.]

GRIFF

(shouting)

We’ve lost the UAV and we’re getting back now. But I have to tell you sir, it doesn’t look good. This place is pretty nasty.

[Hammond looks concerned.]

INT—UNDERGROUND WORKS

[We see Teal'c/Tor shovelling some ore. As he is doing this Daniel/Carlin approaches and looks at the bandage around Teal'c/Tor's middle.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
What happened?
TEAL'C/TOR
I was injured.
DANIEL/CARLIN
When?
TEAL'C/TOR
Why are you speaking to me?

[Daniel/Carlin walks closer to Teal'c/Tor.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
I just thought that err…since apparently we’re friends from way back. I just thought that…

[Daniel indicates Teal'c’s golden tattoo on his head.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
…what is that thing on your forehead?

[Teal'c/Tor doesn’t stop working.]

TEAL'C/TOR
A birthmark.
DANIEL/CARLIN
A birthmark, you’d think I’d remember something like that.
TEAL'C/TOR
I don’t know you!
DANIEL/CARLIN
You said you did! Last week during morning line up.
TEAL'C/TOR
\n I wasn’t here last week!
DANIEL/CARLIN
You said we were friends and you said we had to escape and I’d really like an explanation.

[Teal'c/Tor looks up angrily.]

TEAL'C/TOR
I said no such thing.

[They stare at each other for a moment.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
All right, I’m obviously completely wrong about that!.
TEAL'C/TOR
Yes…don’t talk to me again.

[Teal'c/Tor resumes shovelling as Daniel walks away.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
Yeah right!

[Daniel/Carlin walks over to where Kegan is working. He crouches next to her and she looks at him angrily.]

KEGAN
I told you to leave them alone.
DANIEL/CARLIN
He was there Kegan. You heard him. Why would he deny that?
KEGAN
Night sickness affects your mind.
DANIEL/CARLIN
That doesn’t explain the dreams I’ve had.

[Kegan looks down.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
Something is wrong here Kegan. Somethings not…

[Kegan interrupts.]

KEGAN
Carlin! It’s bad enough he named you as part of his delusion. Now if people here you talking like this they’re going to think you’re night sick!
DANIEL/CARLIN

(accusingly)

People?
KEGAN
Not that I would ever…Carlin.

[Daniel/Carlin shakes his head.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
No, of course not!

[He laughs and shrugs.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
It’s just a dream!

[Kegan pats him on the back but Daniel/Carlin doesn’t look convinced.]

EXT—PLANET

[We see a shot of the planet outside of the dome. Everywhere is covered in snow and ice.]

INT—CALDER'S OFFICE

[Calder is sitting behind his desk in his office as Brenna walks in.]

CALDER
Why didn’t the memory stamp work on Teal'c.
BRENNA
I’m sure it was the creature his species carries within them. We’ve stamped him again, this time it seems to be holding.
CALDER

(annoyed)

And what about the others?
BRENNA
They’re all proving to be excellent workers. In face Thera has some interesting ideas for improving the plant.
CALDER
Thera?
BRENNA
The personality we stamped Major Carter with.

[Brenna hands Calder a device with Thera’s ideas on. Calder takes hold of it using a handkerchief. Calder quickly scans through the ideas.]

BRENNA
We’ve been having some problems with the pressure overload. She suggested an automated relief valve which would relieve the excess pressure. If we didn’t have to regulate the pressure manually it would free up workers for other tasks.
CALDER

(coldly)

Maybe one day she could increase productivity to the point where we don’t even need workers.
BRENNA
What would be so wrong with that?

[Calder looks at her annoyed.]

CALDER
Well I’m sure they’d fit right in. They don’t even know that the city exists!
BRENNA
You could tell them.
CALDER
That they’d been lied to all their lives! How would the people of the city react when there’s less to go around? When they had to make room for workers?

[Brenna looks dismayed.]

CALDER
Right now in our city Brenna we have no crime, no unemployment! They’re happy where they are! That’s what the stamp assures.

[Calder hands back the ideas to Brenna.]

CALDER
Do only what is necessary to ensure uninterrupted power.

[Brenna takes the ideas and leaves.]

BRENNA
Yes, administrator.

INT—BRENNA'S OFFICE

[Carter/Thera is at the open doorway. She knocks and Brenna looks up from her work. Brenna nods at her and Carter/Thera enters closing the door behind her.]

CARTER/THERA
Did you get a chance to look over my plans yet? I’d like to get started right away.
BRENNA
We can’t do the improvements.

[Carter/Thera looks disappointed.]

CARTER/THERA
\n But you said before…
BRENNA
No…it would require the generators to be offline for too long, If any of the critical systems began to freeze we might not be able to get them started again.
CARTER/THERA
I agree there’s some risk…

[Brenna stands and hands Carter/Thera the device with the ideas on.]

BRENNA
Too much risk.
CARTER/THERA
Ok…what about my other ideas?
BRENNA
I’m sorry. This plant is all that stands between us and the ice. Uninterrupted production is more important than efficiency. You may return to work.

[Carter/Thera looks very disappointed. She turns to leave and then stops.]

CARTER/THERA
Brenna I know you were excited about this. What’s happened?
BRENNA
Well, I’ve thought it over.
CARTER/THERA
At least let me come up with a safer way…

[Brenna interrupts her.]

BRENNA
Thera, please leave.
CARTER/THERA
It’s my honour to serve.

[She leaves looking upset. Brenna seems upset also.]

INT—WORK AREA

[We see Carter/Thera and O'Neill/Jonah in the work area. Carter/Thera is annoyed about Brenna's decision and is pacing back and fourth.]

CARTER/THERA
It’s not like I’m making this up of the top of my head! I’ve got a detailed plan including safeguards.
O'NEILL/JONAH
I’m sure she knows that.
CARTER/THERA
I could make a difference here…she won’t let me!

[Carter/Thera turns away and O'Neill/Jonah walks up to her.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
Why don’t you go back to her in a couple of days, offer up something small. Maybe you’ve got to work into the big stuff.

[He shrugs at her.]

CARTER/THERA
How do you stay so calm?
O'NEILL/JONAH
I think in another life I’ve handled dangerous explosives.
CARTER/THERA

(puzzled)

What…what do you mean in another life?
O'NEILL/JONAH

(shaking his head)

I didn’t mean anything by it. It’s just an expression isn’t it?

INT—SGC GATE ROOM

[We see that the wormhole is open and Hammond is waiting at the bottom of the ramp with some technicians. The MALP comes through the wormhole followed by Major Griff and his team. They are wearing snowsuits. Griff is approached by Hammond and removes his hood.]

HAMMOND
Major?
GRIFF
I’m sorry sir. There’s no sign of them.

[The gate disengages.]

HAMMOND
I understand. You and your team have been out there a long time?
GRIFF
No sir, when I say there’s no sign I mean literally there’s no trace.
HAMMOND

(puzzled)

What are you saying Major?
GRIFF
I can’t imagine a scientific reason Major Carter or Doctor Jackson might have had to want to check out those ice fields. But even if they wanted to go out there. There’s no way in hell Colonel O'Neill would have let them!
HAMMOND
According to Administrator Calder, Colonel O'Neill believed the risk was acceptable.
GRIFF
I can’t speak for that sir I’m not a diplomat.
HAMMOND
Off the record!
GRIFF
They’re not out there sir, no way!
HAMMOND
Administrator Calder says they are.
GRIFF
Then I’d say he’s a damn liar!

[Hammond nods and then indicates that Griff is dismissed. Hammond looks angry.]

INT—UNDERGROUND BARRACKS

[We see Kegan washing herself under a tap. Daniel/Carlin walks up to her.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
Kegan, I need to ask you something.

[Kegan looks at him.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
How did I get here?
KEGAN
What do you mean how did you get here? You were transferred from the mines.
DANIEL/CARLIN
No, before that?

[Kegan gives a short laugh.]

KEGAN
Before?
DANIEL/CARLIN
Yeah.
KEGAN
You don’t remember?
DANIEL/CARLIN
I keep thinking about it and all I come up with is a hand full of memories.

[Kegan walks closer to Daniel/Carlin.]

KEGAN
What is this about anyway?
DANIEL/CARLIN
I’m just wondering if Jonah and Thera were ever my friends.

[Kegan sighs.]

KEGAN
Friends?
DANIEL/CARLIN
Maybe I don’t recognise them because it was years ago…
KEGAN
Listen to me. They are just trying to get close to Brenna so they can get special treatment. Especially Thera.

[Daniel/Carlin doesn’t seem convinced.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
Look, all I am saying…
KEGAN
And all I’m saying that if you’re friends with those two…you’re not mine!

[She walks away from him angrily.]

INT—PIPE ROOM

[We see Teal'c/Tor working at a machine trying to turn a wheel valve on a smoking and steaming machine. He doesn’t appear to be well at all. He sees that the pressure valve on the machine is rising and tries to manually open it to release the pressure but as he is doing this he collapses. The pressure continues to build. Some workers notice Teal'c/Tor unconscious on the floor and run over to help him. One notices the pressure valve.]

WORKER
The pressure's too high. The pipes are hot!
WORKER 2
It’s tool late! This whole section is going to blow! Help me get him out of here.

[The first worker activates a horn to warn of the danger and then they pick Teal'c and evacuate the area with other workers.]

INT—ADJACENT AREA

[The workers drag Teal'c away from the machines. Carter/Thera runs up to them.]

CARTER/THERA
What’s going on?
WORKER
We’ve got a pressure overload!
CARTER/THERA
We’ve got to fix it.
WORKER
It’s too late. We have to evacuate the area.

[The workers continue to drag Teal'c/Tor away. Daniel/Carlin runs up to Carter/Thera.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
What’s happening?
CARTER/THERA
If that boiler blows it’ll take this whole section with it. Now I can shut off the main boiler from here but somebody’s going to have to go back there and open the primary release valve.

[As she is talking O'Neill/Jonah runs up and goes to open the valve. Daniel heads to open the valve too as Kegan runs to him.]

KEGAN
Carlin!
DANIEL/CARLIN
Get these people out of here!

[He indicates the workers nearby then runs off to help O'Neill/Jonah.]

KEGAN

(to workers)

Get out of here! Close this section!

[The workers run away.]

INT—PIPE AREA

[The pressure in the valve continues to rise uncontrolled. O'Neill/Jonah runs up to the valve. He touches the lever to release the valve but it's it too hot and he burns his hand. He tries to use his clothes to cover his hands but it is still too hot. Daniel/Carlin approaches.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
Here!

[He hands O'Neill/Jonah a hammer and they start hitting at the valve to open it.]

INT—ADJACENT AREA

[Carter/Thera shuts down the main boiler.]

INT—PIPE AREA

[Daniel/Carlin and O'Neill/Jonah are still hitting hard at the valve. Eventually just as the pressure is reaching critical they manage to release the valve. Steam comes out of the valve very fast and the pressure comes down. O'Neill looks down at Daniel who is crouching on the floor. He holds out his hand and helps Daniel up.]

INT—UNDERGROUND SICKBAY

[We see Teal'c/Tor lying in a bed awake. Brenna is standing over him helping him.]

TEAL'C/TOR
I must return to my duties,

[Brenna places a hand on his shoulder to stop him from sitting up.]

BRENNA
I want you to rest! You’ll stay here until you’re well enough to work.

[Brenna moves to where Daniel/Carlin, O'Neill/Jonah and Carter/Thera are standing. O’Neill and Daniel have steam scolds on their faces.]

BRENNA
As for you three, we all owe you a debt of gratitude. You risked your lives to save the plant.
CARTER/THERA and DANIEL/CARLIN
It is my honour to serve.

[O'Neill/Jonah doesn’t join in this and the other two look unconvinced of it.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
Right.
BRENNA
If it hadn’t been for your quick action many lives would have been lost.
CARTER/THERA
Next time will be different.
BRENNA

(smiling)

Hopefully there won’t be a next time.
CARTER/THERA

(angrily)

Well if you would have listened to me in the first place…
BRENNA
Thera…you’re dismissed.

[They all walk away. O'Neill remains slightly longer with a puzzled look on his face.]

INT—WORKING AREA

[We see O'Neill/Jonah, Carter/Thera and Daniel/Carlin walking away down through the machines.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
Hey next time don’t hold back just…you know, speak your mind.
CARTER/THERA

(annoyed)

She knows I’m right.
DANIEL/CARLIN
There’s something else going on!

[They all stop and look at Daniel/Carlin. They are all cautious as to who is around as to not be overheard.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
That big night-sick guy with the err…

[Daniel/Carlin indicates to his forehead.]

CARTER/THERA
Tor?
DANIEL/CARLIN
He said we were a part of something called SG-1.
O'NEILL/JONAH
Yeah what is that?
CARTER/THERA
A team?
O'NEILL/JONAH

(disbelieving)

What kind of a name is that for a team?

[Carter/Thera shakes her head.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
I don’t know! Look I just think I’m supposed to be doing something…more important.
CARTER/THERA
We’re helping out people survive an ice age.
O'NEILL/JONAH
Yeah, what’s more important than that?
DANIEL/CARLIN
I don’t know. Look I just have this feeling that all of us are part of some…bigger, grander thing.
O'NEILL/JONAH
Well I certainly understand what you are talking about.

[Daniel/Carlin looks surprised.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
You do?
O'NEILL/JONAH

(sarcastically)

No.

[Daniel/Carlin looks around to make sure that no one is listening.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
Look, I don’t know how to explain this but I had this dream. You were in it.
O'NEILL/JONAH
Me?

[Daniel/Carlin nods.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
There was this big glowing puddle.
O'NEILL/JONAH

(sarcastically)

Ok stop talking right now!
CARTER/THERA
Wait a second Jonah. I had the same dream.
O'NEILL/JONAH
Will you two stop talking like that for cryin out loud?

[Carter and Daniel both look at him puzzled.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
It’s an expression…right?

[DANIEL/CARLIN looks around again.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
Look, we can’t talk right now. Let’s meet after lights out.

[He walks away to continue working. Carter also walks away leaving O'Neill/Jonah to think.]

INT—SLEEPING AREA—NIGHT

[We see all the beds for the workers and then we see Kegan asleep next to Daniel/Carlin. Daniel/Carlin gets up and leaves to meet up with O'Neill/Jonah and Carter/Thera.]

INT—SECLUDED AREA

[We see O'Neill/Jonah already waiting in a secluded area of the plant. Carter/Thera and Daniel/Carlin join him and sit down. Carter and O'Neill look at Daniel.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
So?
CARTER/THERA
So?

[Daniel/Carlin looks at O'Neill/Jonah]

DANIEL/CARLIN
Do you have the same dream?
O'NEILL/JONAH

(sarcastically)

About you?
CARTER/THERA
No, about the shimmering circle of water!
O'NEILL/JONAH
No, my dreams are about…other things!
DANIEL/CARLIN
Tor said we had to escape. He also said we had to remember. Remember what?
O'NEILL/JONAH
Well I remember when I was foreman anyone caught doing what we’re doing now had their rations cut in half for a month.
CARTER/THERA
We’ll have to risk it!

[Daniel/Carlin looks unconvinced.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
What if our memories have been somehow altered?
CARTER/THERA
Well if that’s true then we cant be sure of anything.
O'NEILL/JONAH
My memory’s fine!
DANIEL/CARLIN
Really?
O'NEILL/JONAH
Yeah!
DANIEL/CARLIN
What did you do in the mines?
O'NEILL/JONAH
I mined.
DANIEL/CARLIN
No…what did you do?
O'NEILL/JONAH
I remember shovelling ore into a cart.
DANIEL/CARLIN
And?
O'NEILL/JONAH
I did that a lot.

[He stares at Daniel/Carlin who is smirking.]

CARTER/THERA
I remember a feeling of cold and darkness.
DANIEL/CARLIN
And that’s where the two of you met?
O'NEILL/JONAH
Yeah!
CARTER/THERA
Really?
O'NEILL/JONAH
Sure.

[Carter/Thera looks unconvinced of this.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
So what’s this important thing we’re supposed to be doing?
DANIEL/CARLIN
I told you I don’t know. I keep trying to remember but all I can come up with is images of this place.
CARTER/THERA
But if you’re right then everything we remember about this place is a lie!
DANIEL/CARLIN
It’s like a façade. It only works if we don’t dig too deep beneath the surface, if we don’t question it. So that’s what we have to do. We have to question every assumption, everything.
CARTER/THERA
We have to keep this to ourselves. If the others heard us talking this way they’d think we were night sick.
O'NEILL/JONAH
What if we are night sick?
CARTER/THERA
I don’t think so sir!

[O'Neill/Jonah and Daniel/Carlin look surprised at this.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
What?
CARTER/THERA
What?
DANIEL/CARLIN
You just called Jonah sir.

[Carter/Thera looks at O'Neill/Jonah surprised at what she said. He raises an eyebrow in question.]

CARTER/THERA
Well it’s an expression, isn’t it?

INT—BRIEFING ROOM

[We see Hammond looking down from the briefing room onto the gate room. Technicians are attending to the gate. Fraiser walks into the room and Hammond turns to her.]

FRAISER
Sir I have those medical reports that you were waiting for. Major Grigg has suffered some minor frostbite but the rest of his team are just fine.

[Fraiser puts the medical reports onto the table. Hammond looks down at the gate again.]

HAMMOND
Thank you doctor.

[Fraiser walks over to Hammond concerned. He appears to be angry.]

FRAISER
Any word from the planet?
HAMMOND
I spoke to administrator Calder about an hour ago. He regretfully informed me that the search of the city turned up nothing.
FRAISER
So that’s it?

[Fraiser seems annoyed.]

HAMMOND
Short of going to war all we can do is break off diplomatic relations and I’m not authorised to do that yet.
FRAISER
I take it they have something we want.
HAMMOND
They’re quite advanced in metallurgical and chemical technologies.
FRAISER
Well we must have something they want or they wouldn’t have proposed trade?
HAMMOND
Stargate technology, gate addresses.
FRAISER
Well I understand that, I mean they’re surrounded by ice.
HAMMOND
As far as I’m concerned they need us a hell of a lot more than we need them. Apparently administrator Calder doesn’t seem to think so. Frankly I think he likes things just the way they are.
FRAISER
That doesn’t leave you with many options does it sir?

[Hammond turns to face Fraiser.]

HAMMOND
No it doesn’t, which is why I’ve ordered Major Griff to draw up a covert search and rescue plan!
FRAISER
Well if you’re looking for volunteer’s sir…
HAMMOND
Thank you doctor. I’ll keep that in mind.

[Fraiser smiles and walks away leaving Hammond to stare at the gate.]

INT—MEAL CHAMBER

[We see Kegan doling out food to Daniel/Carlin and the workers waiting in the line. Daniel/Carlin takes a piece of bread with it and walks over to where Carter/Thera and O'Neill/Jonah are eating. He sits down with them and gives Carter/Thera his bread. She takes it gratefully.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
Any more dreams?

[Daniel/Carlin is hungrily eating his food.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
I saw the pool of light again. Except this time we were all there including Tor.
O'NEILL/JONAH
I dreamed about mining…naked.

[Carter/Thera looks at him in surprise.]

DANIEL/CARLIN
Thera?
CARTER/THERA
A lot of numbers and letters keep popping into my mind…SG-1, DHD, GDO.
DANIEL/CARLIN
It sounds like gibberish to me.
CARTER/THERA
Well it must mean something.

[O'Neill/Jonah suddenly looks to one of the fellow workers who is finishing eating from a large dome bowl. He stares at the bowl.]

O'Neill/JONAH

(to worker)

Excuse me?

[He gives the worker his bowl of food for the worker's empty dome bowl. O'Neill/Jonah stares at the bowl in his hands. Carter/Thera looks at him puzzled.]

CARTER/THERA
Jonah?

[O'Neill/Jonah puts the bowl down with the bottom facing up.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
That means something.
CARTER/THERA
What is it?
O'NEILL/JONAH
I don’t know yet.

[Suddenly O'Neill/Jonah has a vision. He is standing wearing his work clothes looking out of the window in Administrator Calder’s office.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
Very impressive.

[In the eating area O'Neill/Jonah continues to stare at the bowl.]

INT—EATING AREA—LATER

[We see the workers returning their bowls after finishing eating. Daniel/Carlin puts his bowl back and Kegan walks up to him with her arms folded. She looks annoyed.]

KEGAN
Well I see you made some new friends!
DANIEL/CARLIN
Yeah!
KEGAN
Carlin?
DANIEL/CARLIN
I’m sorry Kegan.

[He walks away from her.]

INT—UNDERGROUND MEDICAL AREA

[We see Teal'c/Tor lying in a bed. He is covered in sweat and appears to be very ill. A medic and Brenna are standing looking down at him.]

MEDIC
I don’t understand, his condition's getting worse. Here let me check his wound.

[The medic reaches for the bandages on Teal'c but Brenna stops him.]

BRENNA
Under no circumstances are you to remove those bandages…just make sure he continues to eat and drink.

[She walks away from the confused medic. The medic turns to another patient and suddenly Teal'c/Tor opens his eyes. He looks around to make sure no-one is looking and then begins to undo the bandage around his middle.]

INT—REST AREA

[We see O'Neill/Jonah and Carter/Thera sat next to each other in a corner of the plant.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
I remember something. There was a man. He’s bald and wears a short sleeve shirt and somehow he’s very important to me.

[Carter/Thera looks as though she is trying to remember this.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
I think his name is Homer.
CARTER/THERA
It doesn’t ring a bell.
O'NEILL/JONAH
Damn. You?
CARTER/THERA
Just a lot of vague images.

[She leans over and rests her head on his shoulder.]

CARTER/THERA
You know there are things about this place that I like.
O'NEILL/JONAH
Really?

[She looks at him and smiles and he understands what she means.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
Would it mean anything if I told you I remember something else?
CARTER/THERA
What?
O'NEILL/JONAH
Feelings.
CARTER/THERA
Feelings?
O'NEILL/JONAH
I remember feeling feelings.
CARTER/THERA
For me?
O'NEILL/JONAH

(sarcastically)

No, for Tor.

[Carter/Thera laughs at him.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
I don’t remember much. But I do remember that.
CARTER/THERA
So…
O'NEILL/JONAH
So…I’m just saying.
CARTER/THERA
Well then I feel better.

EXT—PLANET EXTERIOR—NIGHT

[We see the lights of the city through the dome at night.]

INT—CALDER'S OFFICE

[We see Calder looking out of his office window as Brenna is talking to him.]

BRENNA

(worried)

For some reason Tor seems to be having an adverse reaction to the memory stamp. I think he may be dying.
CALDER
Workers die. What about his friends?
BRENNA
I’ve received a report, they’ve been gathering together in secret. Administrator I think they’re starting to remember. Their brain chemistry is slightly different than ours. That might be the reason…but we can re-stamp them.
CALDER
No…No I think it was time they found out what it is like outside.

[He turns to look at Brenna.]

BRENNA
All they really did was disapprove of our treatment of the workers.
CALDER
No, no. No they did much more than disapprove. They passed judgement on us Brenna. I’m simply doing the same.
BRENNA
Yes sir.
CALDER
Brenna, if for some reason you can’t comply with my orders…
BRENNA
It’s an honour to serve administrator.
CALDER
Yes it is.

[Brenna turns and leaves.]

INT—SLEEPING AREA

[We see the workers all asleep in their bunks. The camera pans up to O'Neill/Jonah who is lying awake on his bunk. He reaches under his pillow and retrieves the bowl. He puts it on the bed and stares it trying to remember. Suddenly he has a memory of standing in Calder's office again. He looks at the bowl and is turns into the city dome.]

FLASHBACK

[In Calder's office we see O'Neill turn around from looking out of the window. He is wearing his work clothes but as he turns they change into his BDU’S.]

O’NEILL
Very impressive.

[We see Calder sat watching him at his desk eating something.]

O'Neill
Too bad it’s a lie!

[Calder doesn’t seem alarmed.]

CALDER
I don’t understand.
O’NEILL
While we were on the grand tour Carter spotted some ventilation shafts coming out of apparently no-where. We checked it out.
CALDER
You were supposed to stay with your escort.
O’NEILL
I can see how you wouldn’t want outsiders to know about the slave labour force you keep underground.
CALDER
They’re merely workers.
O’NEILL
And what made them so worthy of that?
CALDER
Colonel…

[O'Neill slowly walks towards Calder.]

O’NEILL
Administrator, I will not recommend trade with a culture that enslaves its own people. I don’t care what kind of technology you have to offer!

[Calder leans forward in his chair.]

CALDER
This system of government has allowed our culture to survive an ice-age.
O’NEILL
Yep…what’s the secret? Starvation, torture…what?
CALDER
Our methods are actually quite civilised.
O’NEILL
Really?
CALDER
Yes, in fact…I’ll show you!

END FLASHBACK

INT—SLEEPING AREA

[The morning alarm sounds and the barracks lights come on. O'Neill/Jonah wakes up and sees the bowl on his bed. He gets up hiding it under his pillow and walks over to Carter/Thera's bed where she is awakening.]

O'NEILL/JONAH
I think I know what’s going on.

[A worker approaches them and they look up startled.]

WORKER
Jonah, Thera, report to Brenna's office.

[They both look worried.]

INT—MEDICAL AREA

[We see the same medic as before sitting on a chair watching over Teal'c/Tor in the bed. Teal'c/Tor is asleep. Two workers approach and lift Teal'c/Tor's stretcher away.]

MEDIC

(alarmed)

What is it? What are you doing?
WORKER
We’ve got orders to take him up to Brenna's room.

[The workers carry Teal'c/Tor away and we see that the bandages from Teal'c's stomach are left on the hospital bed. The medic picks them up confused.]

INT—BRENNA'S OFFICE

[We see that O'Neill/Jonah, Carter/Thera and Daniel/Carlin are waiting in the office as the two workers carry Teal'c/Tor in on a stretcher. They all look puzzled. Brenna is also in the office.]

BRENNA

(to workers)

Put him down over there.

[The workers lift Teal'c/Tor and lay him onto a bed.]

BRENNA

(to workers)

You’re dismissed.

[The workers leave the office.]

CARTER/THERA
What’s the matter with him?
BRENNA
He’s dying.
DANIEL/CARLIN

(puzzled)

Kel-no-reem.

[Carter/Thera and Brenna look at him puzzled.]

O’NEILL/JONAH
What?
DANIEL/CARLIN
I’m not sure what it means but I think…
O’NEILL/JONAH
It’s kind of meditation. He has to do it every day or he gets sick. Right?
CARTER/THERA
So why doesn’t he do it?
O’NEILL/JONAH
Because he can’t remember.
BRENNA
Colonel O'Neill is correct. As you have began to suspect all of you have had your memories altered.

[They all look at her shocked. Brenna looks at Carter]

BRENNA
You are Major Samantha Carter.

[Brenna looks at Daniel.]

BRENNA
Doctor Daniel Jackson and your friend here is named Teal'c.
O’NEILL
Where does Homer fit in?
BRENNA
You are all they sent down. At first I thought it was necessary to protect the city but now things have gone too far…you don’t belong here. You need to return to your own world. Your memories will come back more quickly once you return home.
O’NEILL
Home?

[All three look completely stunned.]

BRENNA
Yes, through there.

[She motions to the wall and presses a button. The wall slides open to reveal a doorway but Calder walks in with two armed guards. Brenna looks shocked to see them. The guards aim their guns at SG-1.]

BRENNA
Administrator Calder.
CALDER
Brenna, I must say I’m disappointed but not surprised. You see I’ve been watching you growing weaker for some time now.
BRENNA
I’ve been coming to my senses.
CALDER
Either way. You’re no longer of any use to me!

[He aims a gun at Brenna and she backs away frightened. Calder shoots and Brenna screams and falls backwards grasping her right arm. Calder motions for the guards to surround SG-1.]

CALDER
As for the rest of you, it’s time you found out what the surface of the planet is really like.

[Suddenly Teal'c stands up and attacks one of the unsuspecting guards. He disarms him. Daniel then attacks Calder and get his gun and at the same time O'Neill attacks the other guard disarming him. He aims the weapon at Calder. Carter rushes to Brenna's side.]

O’NEILL
Teal'c, you alright?
TEAL'C
I am.
DANIEL
What happened?
TEAL'C
When I removed my bandages and realised I was unlike the rest of you I began to remember. I placed myself in a deep state of Kel-no-reem for the night. My symbiote restored me to health.
CARTER
Brenna should be alright if we can get her to the err…
O’NEILL
Infirmary.
CARTER
Right.
CALDER
You’ll never make it back to the Stargate!

[O'Neill still has the gun aimed at Calder.]

O’NEILL
You know something. We’ve got you as a hostage. I don’t see a problem.
DANIEL
Jonah!
O’NEILL
Jack!
DANIEL
Right…we can’t. We have to tell these people what’s happening.

[O'Neill looks at Calder considering this.]

O’NEILL
Yep…you’re right.

[They open the door to the plant and take Calder out into it. Carter makes sure Brenna will be ok and follow them. On the walkway above the plant O'Neill holds the gun to Calder’s head.]

O'NEILL

(to workers below)

Everybody! Can I have your attention please?

[The workers all stop and look up. They are shocked.]

O’NEILL

I’d like to introduce you to someone. This man…
(he points to Calder)

…has been keeping you locked up down here while he and his friends live it up on the surface.
KEGAN
What are you talking about?

[Calder looks panicked.]

CALDER
Don’t listen to them. They shot Brenna!

[The workers all murmur in shock.]

CALDER
It’s true!
O’NEILL
Listen to me! There’s a big domed city up there. Full of people you serve! They’ve been hiding the truth from you your entire lives!
KEGAN
It’s a lie!

[Daniel looks down to Kegan.]

DANIEL
He’s telling the truth Kegan.

[Kegan looks up puzzled.]

CALDER
You can’t let them get away!
KEGAN

(to Calder)

Who are you?

[O'Neill looks at Calder.]

O’NEILL
That’s a good question.
CALDER

(panicked)

My name is Calder. I was a supervisor in the mines before I was transferred!
O’NEILL

Yeah whatever!
(To workers)

You want proof?

[He looks at the sky lights in the ceiling and aims the gun at one of them.]

KEGAN
No!

[O'Neill fires and shatters the sky light. Glass comes down and rays of sunlight. The workers all scream in panic expecting snow and ice to come pouring in. The workers all look shocked at the sunlight.]

O'NEILL

(to workers)

No ice! No snow!
CALDER
You’ve accomplished nothing! These people will never be accepted in the city!
O’NEILL
I think you’re right about that.
DANIEL
That’s why we’re going to offer them a better place.
O’NEILL
There’s this nice little tropical planet out there where the beaches go on forever! This I remember clearly. You and your people can do your own shovelling for a while.
CALDER
You’re destroying a way of life!
O’NEILL
That’s a shame…Teal'c, show these people how to get out of here!

[Teal'c goes to help the workers. O'Neill, Daniel and Carter go back into Brenna's office. Calder is left on the walkway.]

INT—BRENNA'S OFFICE

[Brenna is cradling her injured arm. Carter is standing next to her.]

BRENNA
It hurts!
CARTER
I know. Try not to move it. We’re going to take you home with us.

[She helps Brenna to stand and Daniel escorts her out of the office. O'Neill and Carter stare at each other for a moment. They look uncomfortable.]

CARTER
So…Colonel.
O’NEILL
Major.
CARTER
That bald man you were trying to remember…
O’NEILL
General Hammond.
CARTER
Right.

[She smiles at him.]

O’NEILL
He’s from Texas you know. It’s all coming back!
CARTER
Yes sir.

[O'Neill looks down. He is thinking.]

O’NEILL
Sir…

[He looks at Carter at last.]

O’NEILL
Let’s go home.
CARTER
Yes sir.

[They leave the office.]

FADE OUT

THE END

Transcribed by Andrea-T for Stargatefan

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