Ce script VO a été migré dans le guide de l'épisode. Shades of Grey
Richard Dean Anderson as Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks as Dr Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping as Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge as Teal'c
Don S Davis as General George Hammond
Teryl Rothery as Dr Janet Fraiser
Tom McBeath as Colonel Harry Maybourne
Steve Makaj as Colonel Makepeace
Marie Stillin as Travell
Christian Bocher as Newman
Linnea Sharples as Lieutenant Clare Tobias
SG-1 are in the Council Chambers in front of Travell.
DANIEL: Your eminence, our Government has asked us to return to Tollana to arrange formal diplomatic relations with your people.
TRAVELL: Consider it done. You are, after all, the people who saved us from the Goa'uld.
DANIEL: Thank you, yes. Well in that spirit, we'd like to arrange for a trade.
TRAVELL: What would you like to trade?
TRAVELL: I'm sorry. You know that is the one thing we cannot give you. Tollan law strictly forbids it.
DANIEL: Okay, we understand that. However in our culture, laws can be changed when it is deemed that the reasons for those laws are no longer relevant.
TRAVELL: The reasons for these laws are still relevant.
DANIEL: Okay. Please, if you, if you just allow me to make our case.
TRAVELL: I assume you want weapons technology?
O'NEILL: One of those ion cannons would be nice.
TRAVELL: I see. And for what will you use such a cannon?
O'NEILL: To defend ourselves against the Goa'uld.
TRAVELL: Forgive me Colonel, but our research shows you are far more likely to use our technology against enemies on your own planet.
O'NEILL: What if I gave you my word that would never happen?
TRAVELL: Are you the commander of your entire nation?
TRAVELL: Then in truth, you cannot guarantee it.
O'NEILL: You know what? Forget it.
O'NEILL: We knew you wouldn't give us anything. We're wasting a lot of time here.
O'NEILL: No, Daniel. Let's go.
Jack walks out and the others follow him.
Sam, Daniel and Teal'c follow Jack out.
DANIEL: Wwwww what are you doing?
O'NEILL: We never should have saved their technological superior butts.
Jack reaches one of the weapons disablers and stops.
O'NEILL: This is that thing that disabled our weapons, isn't it?
TEAL'C: As well as the Goa'uld technology.
Jack prises the cover off the wall.
CARTER: Sir, isn't this against regulations?
O'NEILL: I suppose it is Carter.
Jack takes the weapons disabler and walks off.
DANIEL: Kinda crossing the line...
O'NEILL: Shut up, Daniel.
Scene: Briefing Room
SG-1 are sat round the table except Teal'c who is standing up. Sam handles the weapons disabler. Hammond walks in.
HAMMOND: As you were. Sorry to keep you waiting. So, what is this device you've brought back?
O'NEILL: It's the thing the Tollan used to disable our weapons the last time we were there.
HAMMOND: And it really works?
O'NEILL: Worked on us. And the Goa'uld's.
HAMMOND: That should come in handy. Good job.
O'NEILL: Thank you sir.
HAMMOND: So, what did you have to promise them in return, Dr Jackson?
DANIEL: Actually General, we didn't have to promise to give them anything.
HAMMOND: They just gave you the device as a reward for saving them from the Goa'uld?
DANIEL: Actually General, the Tollan refused to give us any technology.
O'NEILL: Offered us a nice fruit basket though.
HAMMOND: Well I'm confused. How did you get the device? Major Carter?
O'NEILL: I took it Sir.
HAMMOND: Took it?
HAMMOND: You stole it?
O'NEILL: I like to think of it as `borrowed', sir. Major Carter can figure out how to reproduce it and we'll give it back.
HAMMOND: I can't believe what I'm hearing! You and your team stole an alien device from an extremely advanced culture.
O'NEILL: They won't retaliate if that's what you're worried about. Not their way. Right Daniel?
HAMMOND: This command has already been accused of stealing from several other alien cultures, Colonel. Until now, we've denied it. Perhaps that was a bit premature. Dare I ask how many other items you've stolen?
O'NEILL: None. This is the first.
HAMMOND: Colonel, you don't seem to understand how serious this matter is. You and your team have committed a court martiallable offence.
O'NEILL: To be fair, General, I did it. Carter and Daniel protested. And Teal'c, well he really didn't say anything but I could tell he was opposed to my actions by the way he cocked his head and sort of raised his eyebrow.
HAMMOND: Enough Colonel. Dr Jackson, Major Carter and Teal'c, you will return this device immediately to the Tollan and, hopefully, smooth over what must be some very ruffled feathers.
CARTER: Yes sir.
O'NEILL: Why? Our core mission is to go through that Gate to find technologies we can use to defend against Goa'uld incursion. Am I right?
HAMMOND: You are bordering on insubordination. We do not steal from friendlies.
O'NEILL: Well with no due respect, General, that's just plain stupid.
O'NEILL: And since the Pentagon won't approve our backup programme, we have no choice..
HAMMOND: Colonel, do not go there.
O'NEILL: We have no choice but to take whatever steps we need to get what we need!
HAMMOND: As long as I am in command of the SGC we will hold ourself to the highest ethical standards.
O'NEILL: And when the Goa'uld wipe us out because we have nothing with which to defend ourselves, I'm sure we'll all feel great about ourselves and our high moral standards.
HAMMOND: Colonel O'Neill, you are out of line. Now stand down. Colonel O'Neill, I am hereby relieving you of your command. You are to report to the infirmary and stay there until I send for you.
O'NEILL: No holding cell, sir?
HAMMOND: That could very well be you next stop, if you say another word, Colonel.
PA: Incoming traveller.
HAMMOND: Now get down to the infirmary and submit yourself for a complete examination. Teal'c, escort him.
HAMMOND: And Teal'c, you are no longer under Colonel O'Neill's command. Is that understood?
PA: Unauthorised incoming traveller. Closing the iris.
HAMMOND: Great. Now what?
Hammond, Sam and Daniel go to the control room.
The iris closes. Soldiers move into the room.
Scene: Control Room
Sam, Daniel and Hammond watch the Gate.
Travell and another Tollan walk through the iris.
HAMMOND: Hold your fire.
They move down to the Gateroom.
DANIEL: Your eminence. Welcome to Earth. High Chancellor Travell, this is General Hammond, commander of this facility.
HAMMOND: It's an honour to meet you.
TRAVELL: I only wish it were under more pleasant circumstances. We have come to retrieve our stolen property and to tell you all diplomatic relations with your people will be terminated.
HAMMOND: Of course we will return your property to you immediately. But, please, if you will just sit down with us and at least talk about it.
TRAVELL: Then you admit you have stolen from us?
DANIEL: Your Eminence, I know that you are wise enough not to hold the actions of one man against an entire planet.
TRAVELL: You were there, Dr Jackson. As were you, Major. And Teal'c. Who exactly are you saying is responsible?
Jack is on a bed and Janet rips something of the side of his head.
O'NEILL: Thanks Doc. As always, a pleasure.
FRAISER: Well I don't see anything immediately wrong with you. Your blood pressure, DRE and EEGL seem normal. It will be a while before I get your hormone levels and CAT scans back.
O'NEILL: Great. Let me know what kind of wacky alien stuff you find in there.
Jack goes to the door and Teal'c stands in his way.
O'NEILL: Excuse me.
TEAL'C: I am to keep you here until General Hammond is ready for you.
O'NEILL: Get out of my way, Teal'c. That's an order.
TEAL'C: I do not understand your behaviour, O'Neill.
The phone rings in the background.
O'NEILL: Get outta my way.
Janet answers the phone.
FRAISER: Fraiser. Yes Sir. Colonel? General Hammond wants to see you in his office.
Teal'c moves out of Jack's way and follows him down a corridor.
Sam is coming the other way.
CARTER: Is there anything I can do?
CARTER: Well Sir, with respect, you aren't exactly acting like yourself.
O'NEILL: No Carter. I haven't been acting like myself since I met you. Now I'm acting like myself.
Jack walks off leaving Sam standing there.
Scene: Briefing room
Jack comes up the stairs on his way to Hammond's office.
O'NEILL: Well, look who's here. Come to retrieve your vastly superior stuff?
Travell walks past with Daniel.
O'NEILL: You know, it'd be a lot more superior if it wasn't so easy to steal.
HAMMOND: Colonel O'Neill! Get in here and take a seat. Close the door!
Scene: Hammond's office
HAMMOND: My God, Jack, you've really crossed the line here.
O'NEILL: In terms of my insubordination towards you, your absolutely right, General. And for that I'm truly sorry. But I still think what I did was right.
HAMMOND: I just met with two members of the Tollan High Council who disagree.
O'NEILL: So the Tollan are dictating our policies now.
HAMMOND: The victims of a crime are demanding the perpetrator be dealt with appropriately.
O'NEILL: I'm a criminal?
HAMMOND: What you've done here is clearly a court martiallable offence. I have to press charges.
O'NEILL: Well, by all means, General, do what you have to do.
HAMMOND: I do have one other option I can offer you Jack.
O'NEILL: What's that?
HAMMOND: Early retirement.
O'NEILL: Now see, I tried that once before and you pulled me out of it.
HAMMOND: The offer is only on the table while you're in this room.
O'NEILL: All this for one little indiscretion?
Hammond opens a file.
HAMMOND: Five counts of direct insubordination towards superior officers and a United States Senator. Two counts of refusal to obey orders. Kidnapping an alien child. Should I go on?
O'NEILL: The proverbial straw, sir.
HAMMOND: You got it. I'd accept the offer if I were you Jack. Beats the hell out of the prison time you'd get otherwise.
O'NEILL: Then I guess I'm retiring.
Scene: Jack's House
Jack is sitting down playing chess with himself when the doorbell rings. Jack gets up to answer it. It's Daniel.
O'NEILL: What do you want?
DANIEL: I'm not, uh, I'm not sure, to tell you the truth. I'm here to talk, I guess.
O'NEILL: So talk.
Jack takes a swig from his beer.
DANIEL: You got another one of those?
DANIEL: Feel like sharing?
O'NEILL: Beer? Sure.
Jack walks away leaving Daniel to come in. Daniel walks into the lounge and Jack approaches from the kitchen.
DANIEL: So? How are you feeling about all this?
O'NEILL: Yes to the beer. No to the feelings.
DANIEL: That's too bad because I don't really like beer.
O'NEILL: Stop your worryin'. I'm fine.
DANIEL: Really? That's...that's funny because I didn't figure you for the early retirement type any more.
DANIEL: There's another reason you're angry, isn't there?
O'NEILL: Oh here we go. Pop pysch 101, right?
DANIEL: No. When we were in the briefing, you said something about the Pentagon not giving us the backup we requested. What, uh, what were you talking about?
O'NEILL: Hammond and I were planning a secondary SGC base off world. It was gonna serve as a backup in case ours was attacked. I was gonna command.
DANIEL: And the Pentagon pulled the plug? So you're acting up because you're hurt, because you didn't get a command?
O'NEILL: Give me a break, Daniel. Their denial of the programme was just another indication that they're not serious about attaining our goals.
DANIEL: Which you think is obtaining new weapons and technology?
O'NEILL: Protecting ourselves.
DANIEL: But isn't our mission also about establishing and maintaining diplomatic relations with other cultures?
O'NEILL: What's the point, if we don't gain anything to help our other interests?
DANIEL: Well there's a lot we could learn from people like the Tollan that has nothing to do with technology and weapons.
O'NEILL: Stuff that interests people like you, Daniel. Not people like me. I want to see tangible gains from our efforts. And if people like the Tollan don't want to share, we should just take.
DANIEL: You really believe that?
O'NEILL: Being sweet and nice isn't gonna stop three or four Goa'uld motherships if they decide to come back again. I'd rather be a thief and alive than honest and dead. It's a cliché but there it is.
DANIEL: If you really believe that, I guess, uh, I guess I never really knew you at all.
O'NEILL: Come on. You're a bright guy. You had to sense some of this.
Daniel looks at him.
O'NEILL: Then no. I guess you couldn't relate to me any more than I could to you.
DANIEL: So this whole friendship thing we've been working on the last few years...
O'NEILL: Apparently not much of a foundation there, huh?
Daniel picks up his coat and leaves.
Scene: Jack's house
Jack is again playing chess with himself but this is further on in time. The doorbell rings again. And again. Jack gets up to answer it. It's Harry Maybourne.
MAYBOURNE: Colonel O'Neill.
O'NEILL: What the hell is this? A joke, Maybourne? What are you doin' here?
MAYBOURNE: Well, in a way, you invited me.
O'NEILL: Come to gloat about my retirement, have you?
MAYBOURNE: May I come in?
O'NEILL: No. I'm in no way obligated to put up with your crap any more.
MAYBOURNE: I think you're gonna want to hear what I have to offer you.
Jack moves back a step and the two officers that have come with Maybourne move away. Maybourne steps inside the door.
MAYBOURNE: May I sit down?
O'NEILL: No. You won't be here that long. What's this about?
MAYBOURNE: Well, sufficed to say, I heard about your little altercation with General Hammond.
O'NEILL: Sweet little grapevine we got there, isn't it?
MAYBOURNE: Let's just say I see at lot of paper that goes through the mountain. I was most interested in your passionate argument that we shouldn't be quite so diplomatic about acquiring the things we need.
O'NEILL: Get to the point.
MAYBOURNE: What if I told you I could offer you a way to achieve your goals?
O'NEILL: My goals?
MAYBOURNE: Yes. What if I told you I could arrange for you to lead a team through the Gate to acquire whatever you want, whenever you want? For the good of this country.
O'NEILL: If I believed you could do that, I'd have to figure whatever you're doing is very illegal.
MAYBOURNE: What you did yesterday was very illegal, Colonel.
O'NEILL: Get out. Not interested.
Maybourne gets a card out of his wallet and leaves it on the table next to the door.
MAYBOURNE: Page me when you miss the action too much.
Jack shuts the door.
Scene: Briefing room
Teal'c walks in where Sam and Daniel are already waiting.
TEAL'C: For what purpose were we summoned?
DANIEL: My guess is we're getting our fourth.
CARTER: Who do you think it will be?
DANIEL: We'll probably get someone like Ferretti and you'll get command.
CARTER: I don't know about that. They'll probably go with someone higher than Major.
Hammond comes down the stairs followed by Makepeace. Last seen in Into the Fire.
HAMMOND: As you were. Since SG-1 is considered the flagship unit it falls on me to assure you have the strongest possible leadership. Therefore I'm reassigning the most senior officer we have in the field as your new commanding officer. Colonel Makepeace will be joining SG-1 immediately. I hope you'll make him feel welcome.
DANIEL: Uh, sir. I don't want to seem out of line here, but since I'm a civilian here, I'm probably the only one who can say this.
HAMMOND: Spit it out Doctor.
DANIEL: Well no offence, but doesn't Major Carter deserve to take charge of SG-1?
HAMMOND: Major Carter has an exemplary record on the team as recognised by her recent promotion to Major. But major is a far cry from colonel.
CARTER: I understand, General.
DANIEL: I'm sorry, but I don't. What, uh, what difference does it make what title she has? The point is..
CARTER: It's all right Daniel. Really.
MAKPEACE: I'm proud to join you folks. I hope you can learn to trust my command as much as you did Colonel O'Neill's.
CARTER: I'm sure we will, sir.
DANIEL: I never really trusted Jack's command, but I'm open.
MAKEPEACE: That's good. Then I'll see you at our first briefing.
Teal'c just walks off. Makepeace leaves and Sam and Daniel look at each other before Sam leaves.
Scene: Jack's house. One week later.
Jack walks to his window and peeks through the blinds to see the car containing the officers still there. He looks down and picks up the card Maybourne left.
Scene: Jack's Garden
Jack is reading Mad magazine on the deck and listening to Leoncavallo's `I Pagliacci', when a car pulls up. Maybourne gets out of the car and steps up onto the deck.
O'NEILL: What took you so long?
MAYBOURNE: Frankly, I didn't think you'd get bored so fast or I would have stayed in town.
O'NEILL: Not quite the student of human behaviour you thought you were?
MAYBOURNE: Are you ready to go?
O'NEILL: I have some questions.
MAYBOURNE: Can't tell you much.
O'NEILL: You expect me to jump into this operation blind?
MAYBOURNE: Are you interested in my offer or not?
Jack turns up the volume on the stereo.
O'NEILL: I'm interested.
MAYBOURNE: Good. I want to be sure you understand one thing, O'Neill. What I'm about to show you is not so much `classified' as it is `secret'. `Dangerous' would be another word I would use.
O'NEILL: Keep talkin'.
MAYBOURNE: I want you to understand that once you see what I'm about to show you there is no turning back. You will have the choice to go along with it.. or disappear.
MAYBOURNE: This is your last chance to back out.
O'NEILL: Well, if you promise to cut back on the melodrama, I'll consider crossin' the line.
Scene: Air Force plane
O'NEILL: So, where are we going?
MAYBOURNE: Nowhere in particular. I find being 30,000 feet up greatly reduces the chances of any effective surveillance.
Two men bring in a box. Maybourne opens it and a Goa'uld long range communication device rises up.
MAYBOURNE: Do you know what this is?
O'NEILL: I assume it's one of those Goa'uld communication balls.
MAYBOURNE: We didn't have to negotiate for it either.
O'NEILL: Who's we?
MAYBOURNE: My organisation.
MAYBOURNE: Mmm.. more of an offshoot.
O'NEILL: Ah. That sort of says it all, doesn't it?
MAYBOURNE: I want you to command a unit.
O'NEILL: There are units?
MAYBOURNE: Oh yes. Would you like to meet the temporary commander of the unit I want you to run?
O'NEILL: I guess.
MAYBOURNE: Took us a while to figure out how to use this thing without a Goa'uld at the controls. But good old human ingenuity eventually won out.
An image appears on the communication ball.
NEWMAN: Colonel Maybourne.
MAYBOURNE: Newman. I'd like you to meet Colonel Jack O'Neill. Retired.
NEWMAN: Colonel O'Neill, it is a pleasure Sir. Read just about all the SG-1 mission briefings and uh, let's just say your file is very impressive. It'd be an honour to serve under your command, Colonel.
O'NEILL: Hello, Newman. You look familiar.
NEWMAN: Yes, sir. We have met briefly. In a hangar at a Utah landing strip.
O'NEILL: You're one of those kids we chased through the other Stargate.
NEWMAN: That would be me. I apologise about having to return fire, sir.
O'NEILL: Hm. Where are you?
MAYBOURNE: He's on another planet.
O'NEILL: Your mission, Newman?
NEWMAN: Use whatever means necessary to acquire goods and technology that could help Earth in the battle against the Goa'ulds, sir, or other unforseen aggressors.
O'NEILL: You've seen my file, Newman. It's only fair I know a little more about you.
MAYBOURNE: Need to know, Colonel.
O'NEILL: Well I need to know if I'm gonna command this unit.
MAYBOURNE: You agree to go there and take command, I'll give you detailed files on every one of your people. Now how about it, Colonel? You ready for a command where you can finally achieve what you and I both agree needs to be achieved to defend this planet?
O'NEILL: I never thought I'd agree with you about anything, Maybourne. But yeah. I'm ready.
Scene: Hammond's Office
Makepeace is there with Hammond.
MAKEPEACE: Major Carter has accepted my command with no problem, sir. But I'm afraid Dr Jackson and the jaffa have not.
HAMMOND: Well maybe if you didn't think of him as `the jaffa' it would be a good start.
There's a knock at the door.
HAMMOND: Come in.
Jack walks in.
HAMMOND: Jack, come in. You know Colonel Makepeace.
HAMMOND: How's the retirement going?
O'NEILL: Uh, great. I retire, I wake up, I retire. It's, it's a living. I'm bored out of my skull, sir.
HAMMOND: I'm sorry to hear that. Something I can help you with?
O'NEILL: Actually, there is, General.
MAKEPEACE: Would you like me to leave, Jack?
O'NEILL: I don't care.
HAMMOND: We're not finished, Colonel Makepeace.
O'NEILL: I'll make it fast, General. I'm hoping you could grant me one last favour.
HAMMOND: I'm listening.
O'NEILL: I want to retire offworld.
HAMMOND: Jack, I don't know...
O'NEILL: You remember that woman I told you about on Edora? Laira was her name.
O'NEILL: I promised her I'd come back some day. I'm asking you to help me keep that promise. Please.
HAMMOND: If I agree to do this, you know I can't give you a GDO. That means you can never return to Earth through the Gate.
O'NEILL: I understand that, sir.
Hammond, Sam, Teal'c and Janet stand with Jack in the Gateroom.
Jack picks up his bag and walks up the ramp and we can see Daniel in the control room.
All the Air Force personnel salute.
Jack doesn't turn around and walks through the Gate out to Edora. Cool shot where you can see the Gateroom on one side and Edora on the other side. Jack drops his bag and runs straight to the DHD which looks as if it has been rewired.
Scene: Mountainous planet.
Jack steps through the Stargate into a base.
NEWMAN: Colonel O'Neill. It is an honour, Sir.
NEWMAN: We may look a little rag-tag but I assure you we're very good at what we do.
O'NEILL: Which is... stealing stuff.
NEWMAN: Well, acquiring what we need to defend our planet, Colonel.
O'NEILL: And you measure how good you are by the fact that you've never been caught?
NEWMAN: Well, and by the spoils of our missions. Would you care to take a gander at one of our latest acquisitions?
O'NEILL: Sure. I'll take a gander.
NEWMAN: This way, Sir.
Scene: Base room
A woman is in there.
NEWMAN: What do you think, Colonel?
TOBIAS: Just brought it back. It's an anti-gravitational device.
TOBIAS: Lieutenant Clare Tobias, Sir.
O'NEILL: Tobias. Jack O'Neill.
NEWMAN: If it's all right, sir, I'll leave you in the lieutenant's very capable hands.
O'NEILL: So... tell me about this thing.
TOBIAS: Well, it utilises superconducted gyroscopic action to generate an anti-gravitational field..
O'NEILL: Stop. Scientist?
TOBIAS: Engineer. Why?
O'NEILL: You remind me of someone in my old command.
TOBIAS: Major Carter.
O'NEILL: How do you know her?
TOBIAS: She beat me out of a position in the SGC.
O'NEILL: Oh. So, what do you do around here?
TOBIAS: My job is to examine some of the larger items we require. The ones that are too big to be transported back to Earth. See if we can backwards engineer them and send the plans home to Colonel Maybourne.
NEWMAN: Excuse me, sir. Colonel Maybourne would like to talk to you.
O'NEILL: Yeah? Tobias.
Jack walks off with Newman.
Scene: Base Gateroom
The communication device rises.
MAYBOURNE: Jack! I see you made it in one peace. What do you think of our little operation?
O'NEILL: It's swell, Harry.
MAYBOURNE: We do what we can to make it comfortable. I have your first mission, Colonel. Planet PX3 595.
NEWMAN: It's about time we got one of those things.
MAYBOURNE: SG-9 was unable to negotiate to get the device.
O'NEILL: What device are we talking about?
MAYBOURNE: Newman can fill you in on all the details. Good luck, Colonel.
MAYBOURNE: And Colonel, just a reminder. This isn't the SGC. So if someone, gets in your way, do what you have to do.
The sphere lowers and Harry disappears.
Scene: Base gateroom
Tobias is dialling the Gate and the team is kitted up.
NEWMAN: Okay, the mouth of the cave we're gonna hit is about 50 metres at two o'clock from the Gate. The primitive locals are called Tiernods. They use them as a place to hide from predators.
TOBIAS: If a predator follows them into the cave, the Tiernods use the device we're after to vanish.
O'NEILL: Very nice.
They go through the Gate.
Scene: PX3 595
The team enters a cave.
Newman picks it up.
NEWMAN: You're gonna love this.
He puts it on himself and disappears. Then reappears right behind Jack.
NEWMAN: Pretty cool, huh?
O'NEILL: What the...
O'NEILL: That thing looks Asgard.
TOBIAS: It is. This is an Asgard protected planet.
Scene: Rogue Base
Newman, Tobias and Jack are talking.
NEWMAN: Can you imagine the ways we could use this for black ops back on Earth?
O'NEILL: Yep. But it's not back on Earth. You gonna be able to backwards engineer this thing?
TOBIAS: Don't have to. Items this small we just send back to Earth.
NEWMAN: Got a man on the inside, on one of the SG teams. Colonel Maybourne tells us where the mole's team is about to go, we get there first, make the drop and come back here. The mole comes in later, retrieves the item and packs it in his gear.
The communication sphere rises.
NEWMAN: It's about time her got back to us.
Newman flicks a switch and Maybourne appears.
MAYBOURNE: Hello, team. You get the device?
MAYBOURNE: Good. I have the time and co ordinates for the drop. Just drop and go. No contact.
MAYBOURNE: I'm sending the so ordinates and time info. Record them.
Newman records them and Maybourne disappears.
NEWMAN: Alex? Want me to go Sir?
O'NEILL: No. I'll go.
O'NEILL: Yeah. Best way to understand a command is to do every job yourself at least once.
NEWMAN: That's your prerogative, Colonel.
Scene: Drop off Planet
The Gate engages. Jack comes through and goes to the DHD. He places the device under some rocks by the DHD. We hear the chevrons locking and the Gate engages. Jack gets up and moves off to hide. Teal'c and Makepeace come through the Gate followed by Daniel and Sam.
MAKEPEACE: All right, let's make this quick. Carter, Dr Jackson, run your tests. Let's see if the intel was right about naqahdah deposits here.
Jack gets his little telescope/binocular thing and watches Sam walk away from the DHD. Teal'c walks up to the DHD and then walks away.
Scene: Drop off Planet
Some time later. Jack is still hiding and SG-1 walk back towards the Gate. He focuses on Makepeace this time. Sam starts dialling and Makepeace bends over to tie his shoelace. Daniel and Teal'c are nearer the Gate and Sam moves towards them. Makepeace palms the device when she has moved and then they all go through the Gate. Jack moves out of his hiding place and goes to the DHD and dials back to the rogue base. He runs through the Gate. Suddenly an Asgard beams down and looks at the DHD. It looks like Thor.
Scene: Rogue Base
Jack walks through the Gate.
NEWMAN: How'd it go Sir?
O'NEILL: Maybourne had the co ordinates right, but his timing sucked! I just about ran into the SG team on my way back through the Gate.
There is a rumbling noise. Everything starts to shake.
NEWMAN: What's goin' on?
Jack moves towards the DHD.
NEWMAN: Sir... Sir, we do not open the Gate without direct orders from Colonel Maybourne! Colonel, what are you doing?
Jack pushes the centre of the DHD and the Gate engages.
O'NEILL: Opening up some options!
He then hits Newman.
Tobias runs in.
TOBIAS: There's an Asgard ship descending over the base!
Scene: Rogue Base Planet
We see the Asgard ship descending and beaming items up.
Scene: Rogue Base
TOBIAS: What are they doing?
O'NEILL: Taking back what's rightfully theirs, I guess. Listen up all of you. You've got two choices here. As soon as they stop takin' stuff, they're gonna start takin' people. Now you can go with the Asgard. Or you can follow me. It's your choice. I'll be holding the door open so you can't go anywhere else.
Jack runs through the Gate. Tobias follows and so do the others. Newman is the last one through the Gate.
Teal'c binds Tobias' hands together. Newman comes through last and Jack takes his hand out of the wormhole. Makepeace moves behind Newman.
MAKEPEACE: Get your hands together. Got you now Newman.
O'NEILL: Good job, kids. Uh, give me one of those things. (To Makepeace)
Jack grabs Makepeace and cuffs him.
MAKEPEACE: What the hell..? What are you doing?!
O'NEILL: That would be my job.
Jack moves to stand by Hammond.
HAMMOND: Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce that you are all under arrest for high crimes against the United States and it's allies.
The door opens and Travell walks in.
MAKEPEACE: You really blew it O'Neill.
O'NEILL: Oh I think it came off quite nicely. Don't you General?
HAMMOND: Yes, I do.
MAKEPEACE: You have no idea how high up this goes. You've pissed off the wrong people.
O'NEILL: Like the Tollan, Tok'ra, Asgard, Nox. Those folks?
MAKEPEACE: They refuse to give us the things we need to defend ourselves against the Goa'uld.
O'NEILL: We don't need their stuff, Makepeace. We do need them.
HAMMOND: Get them out of here.
The rogue team are shipped out.
DANIEL: So, uh, just to clarify. This whole week, beginning with the appeal we made on Tollana, in which, I did a lot of hard work by the way, I take it that was all a scam?
HAMMOND: Within the last two weeks, the Asgard and the Tollan approached us independently of each other with evidence we were stealing technology from them.
CARTER: We? The SGC?
HAMMOND: Yes. The Asgard, Tollan and the Nox were going to sever all ties with us. But we convinced them the theft must be the action of a rogue group from outside the SGC.
TRAVELL: We insisted that you apprehend them yourselves. You have now regained our trust.
CARTER: So you set that whole thing up on Tollana in the hopes that the mole would think you were one of them and approach you.
DANIEL: And you didn't think you could trust us to help?
HAMMOND: We wanted to assure your reaction to the Colonel's behaviour was as it should be. And the Asgard insisted that Colonel O'Neill be the only one involved.
O'NEILL: They like me.
HAMMOND: And now, will you come with me, Your Eminence?
Travell and Hammond leave, leaving Jack with his team. He holds his hands out.
O'NEILL: I'm back.
CARTER: It's good to have you back Sir.
O'NEILL: Thank you. Um.. Daniel?
They start to walk out into the corridor.
O'NEILL: That stuff I was talking about at my house..
O'NEILL: The place was bugged. I had to keep up the act.
DANIEL: It's.. I understand.
O'NEILL: Obviously, the whole friendship thing, the foundation, it's all solid.
DANIEL: Uh, obviously. You don't..
O'NEILL: You don't have to.. No I feel kind of.. I do appreciate that you were the one that came to see if I was okay. That.. that means something.
DANIEL: Uh, actually, no it doesn't.
DANIEL: Um, We, uh, we drew straws. I lost.
Daniel walks off. Sam shrugs and walks off. Teal'c walks past, stops, raises his eyebrow and cocks his head. He then walks off.
Jack is left standing in the corridor. The End