Series 1: Episode 5 - "Suspicion"

Transcript by Tara aka Splash

Writer: Kerry Glover Director: Mario Azzopardi

Starring: Joe Flanigan as Major John Sheppard Torri Higginson as DR. Elizabeth Weir David Hewlett as DR. Rodney McKay Rainbow Sun Francks as Lieutenant Aiden Ford Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan

Guest Starring: Paul McGillion as DR. Carson Beckett Christopher Heyedahl Boss Hull


WEIR: *rushing down steps* Major Sheppard?! *Gate shuts down* Major Sheppard who are all these people?!

TEYLA: I am Teyla Emmagan Daughter of Tughan

Shot of wraith flying over head

TEYLA: If the wraith have never touched your world you should go back there.

SHEPPARD: Oh we'd like to but we can't.

BECKETT: I don't see a life form like this ever dieing of natural ageing the way we do.

CARETAKER: You trespassed upon our feeding ground. *shot of big fish guy headed for the wraith prison*

CARETAKER: *Dying* You don't know what you have done.

Shot of Gate opening kawoosh. Security runs forward, weapons aimed. Shield in place.

SCENE: Control room

Some mumbling weir enters.

CONTROL GUY: Its Major Sheppard's IDC

WEIR: They've only been gone a few hours.

SHEPPARD: (on radio) Atlantis, this is Sheppard we're coming in hot.

WEIR: *Walks over to balcony* Lower the shield

Shield lowered. After a second shots obviously fired by the wraith come through the gate. Airman dive out of the way. As Sheppard's team comes through the gate.

WEIR: Raise the shield.

Just before the shield is raised a shot comes through hitting McKay. He's down.


Ford and Sheppard hurry to help him, as weir heads down.

WEIR: Medical team to the gateroom!

SHEPPARD: I got a pulse

SCENE: Infirmary

McKay wakes mouth slightly open. Sheppard and Beckett waiting.

SHEPPARD: How you feeling?

MCKAY: *muffled* likae a thitua…I can' alk…

SHEPPARD: You can't talk either

MCKAY: I ow aths wat I sed.

BECKETT: Your body experienced a full overload to its sensory and motor nervous system…

MCKAY: Ah quwat?

SHEPPARD: You took one of those wraith stunners right in the face…

BECKETT: It's really quite fascinating actually; the wraith weapon impedes a fire of neurons that enables the necessary---


BECKETT: The paralysis is only temporary. Don't worry Rodney. You'll be up and about in no time. Bloody good thing that wraith weapon is only designed to incapacitate…*Sheppard nods* or he'd be dead

MCKAY: Quwat?

WEIR: *Opens door* Major? Could I see you for a second?

Sheppard raises an eyebrow at McKay and heads over to Weir.

MCKAY: Allo? Allloooo?!

SHEPPARD: He's going to be fine…*both start walking down corridor*

WEIR: I've heard…I want to know what happened out there…

SHEPPARD: The same old thing…

WEIR: Which makes it the fifth? Time your teams encountered the wraith out of…how many missions. *stops on stairs*

SHEPPARD: *stops thinks.* nine………*at her look* so…probably not a coincidence.

WEIR: I think it's pretty damn obvious now. We've got a spy in Atlantis. *walks upstairs, Sheppard still standing there.*


SCENE: Conference room

Sheppard's sitting across from McKay, who is massaging his foot.

SHEPPARD: Could you please not do that here?

MCKAY: My foot is still numb, if you'll excuse me…

Fords grinning

SHEPPARD: Well at least your mouth still works fine

Weir and Bates walk in talking.

WEIR: Alright let's get started. *all sit down, doors shut.*

FORD: Shouldn't we wait for Teyla?

WEIR: Teyla wasn't invited.

SHEPPARD: She's a member of my team

BATES: She's also an Athosian sir.


BATES: If we've been compromised and every indication suggests that we have…*weir watches Sheppard* It is almost certain that one of them is responsible

SHEPPARD: We're talking about Teyla…

WEIR: I don't like it either-…

SHEPPARD: Good then get her on in here---

WEIR: …-but the safety of this base and its personnel are my main concern…right now. As it should be yours. The wraith have shown up on the last five of the nine planets you team has visited and given the fact that two of those world were unpopulated…we can pretty much assume that they have been alerted to your missions by someone on this base.

MCKAY: If someone on this base was communicating with the wraiths… then why hasn't Atlantis been attacked?

SHEPPARD: *Gives weir a look, pointing at McKay* Good point…

BATES: Maybe we should just stop using the Stargate indefinitely

SHEPPARD: We can't do that…

BATES: Why not?

SHEPPARD: Because we need ZPMs to power this place.

BATES: Things seem to be running fine right now…

SHEPPARD: Ok…When the wraith do show up…and they will…how do we defend ourselves?

MCKAY: Or for that matter how do we get back to earth?

WEIR: This is the only Stargate in the Pegasus Galaxy that can even reach earth…and if it comes to that we're going to have to use the self destruct before the Wraith take the city.

SHEPPARD: Bottom line: We need to use the gate.

BATES: Then we've got to find out who's responsible ASAP. I suggest we start by confining all non-base personnel to the south side of the complex.

SHEPPARD: Are you kidding?

BATES: That's the absolute minimum we should do. If Colonel Sumner was still her---…

SHEPPARD: He's not. (Silence) I am.

BATES: Yes sir.

WEIR: We're not going to start treating anyone like prisoners…

SHEPPARD: Well……that's good.

WEIR: That said. Steps should be taken to safeguard the more sensitive areas of this facility. It's only reasonable.

BATES: I recommend that no go zones start with Stargate operations, the labs, power generation and the Jumper bay.

WEIR: I'd like to meet with every Athosian on this base. I mean they've been here three months…I only know a handful of them by name, *Sheppard not looking to happy*

BATES: I could start setting up interviews as soon as we're done here…

WEIR: In the mean time…all gate travel is suspended. Until further notice.

SCENE: Gateroom. Teyla enters heading for stairs two marines stand guard.

MARINE: *Stops Teyla* Sorry ma'am you can't come up…

TEYLA: I'm on my way to see Dr Weir.

MARINE: That area's of limits.

TEYLA: Since when? *Sheppard comes down the stairs* I believe there has been some sort of misunderstanding…I………*looks up, Weir and McKay walk by…* was unaware a meeting had been called…

SHEPPARD: Lets take a walk…

SCENE: Out on the balcony over looking the city,

TEYLA: What is happening?

SHEPPARD: There may be a security leak on Atlantis.

TEYLA: Are you certain?

SHEPPARD: Well Not certain certain…but pretty certain. It means we're going to have to take temporary precautions.

TEYLA: Such as?

SHEPPARD: Well…like uh…suspending gate travel, tightening security…… getting to know your people…better

TEYLA: You suspect an Athosian?

SHEPPARD: Dr Weir wants to meet them…that's all…it's nothing personal. Well…well I mean it is…in the sense she wants to meet them all personally

TEYLA: You're aware of the horrors generations of my people have faced at the hands of the wraith…yet you would still question their loyalty…

SHEPPARD: Come on Teyla… that's not fair…You've got people running around Atlantis that's she's never even met.

TEYLA: I know each and everyone of them. I would stake my lives on their innocence

SHEPPARD: ok…well perhaps you've noticed that every time we step through the Stargate bad guys try to kill us…and I'm getting a little tired of it…How bout you?

TEYLA: That does not mean-

SHEPPARD: look…all we're asking for…is a little cooperation that's all.


TEYLA: *not too happy* you shall have it *walks off*

SCENE: Room like the conference room, but sort of different with the table. Bates, weir, Halling and a Marine are there.

WEIR: Halling. How's Jintu?

HALLING: Well enough for a boy confined to his living quarters.

WEIR: I'm sorry, it's temporary but it is a necessary precaution.

HALLING: So I've heard.

WEIR: Then I assume you know why we've arranged these meetings…

HALLING: For the same reason my people can no longer go off-world or… enter parts of the city. You no longer trust us.

WEIR: Truth Halling. We don't know who to trust. Information regarding some off-world excursions has obviously found its way to the wraith.

HALLING: Obviously?

WEIR: They can't be lying and waiting in every corner of this galaxy. They are tracking our movements and we have to find out how. Your help with this will be greatly appreciated.

HALLING: Then by all means…how can I be of assistance?

WEIR: Thank you *looks through file*

BATES: Since you've been here on Atlantis…you've been off-world three times?

HALLING: Yes I've been acting as a guide on behalf of Sgt Stackhouse's reconnaissance team…helping to establish relations between your people and some of our former trading partners.

WEIR: Stackhouse reported he lost track of you on a couple of these outings…

HALLING: I did take the time to visit some close friends.

BATES: Interesting. *flicking through sheets* Two of your three visits Pre-dated wraith attacks by approximately a day

WEIR: sergeant

HALLING: What are you suggesting?

BATES: I'm not suggesting anything.

HALLING: You think I would betray my own people? Jeopardize the life of my son?

WEIR: No one is making accusations *gives Bates a look*

HALLING: I disagree. You have already leapt to the conclusion that an Athosian is responsible.

BATES: Because it can't possibly be one of our own people… *weir gives BATES another look*


WEIR: We just need to clarify a few things.

HALLING: Then allow me……I lost my closest friend in the wraith attack that forced us from our home world. Sellena –the woman you spoke to before me- lost both her parents. In fact…You'd be hard pressed to find an Athosian that has not experienced loss at the hands of the wraith. *BATES looks embarrassed* These are the people you accuse.

WEIR: We're not accusing anyone.

HALLING: and I came here expecting an interview…*gets up* not an interrogation. *leaves*

SCENE: Jumper bay in a Jumper

ZALINKA: I mean I don't think it's too much to ask…

MCKAY: What is it?

ZALINKA: nothing…nothing…nothing…Just can't bear the same meal…day after day after day…

MCKAY: well buck up a little…I'm trying to run a diagnostic.

ZALINKA: sorry.

MCKAY: I mean… we are stranded with limited resources in another galaxy. Come on the nearest bob-big boys is three hundred million light-years away…we have to make do…If that means you have to eat my favorite food two days in a row…so be it.

ZALINKA: You enjoy military rations?

MCKAY: I know…it's weird…Hospital food too. The only reason I don't Like airplane food is you can't get seconds and I'm an absolute… *thing he's messing with beeps* Hello…

ZALINKA: What is it?

MCKAY: Well it's a command sub routine I've never seen before…

ZALINKA: *walks over* What is it's function?

MCKAY: *Looks up* I don't know…because I've never seen it before. Ok… I'm going to cross reference this with the ancients database up in the control room…I'm just going to grab the a…*lets go of thing, which Zalinka grabs and loud noise* What’d you touch?

ZALINKA: No no nothing nothing…*steps away*

MCKAY: No you were just…

ZALINKA: No no no I didn't.

more sounds both get out…look up in awe. As the roof opens.

MCKAY: I had no idea the roof could do that.

ZALINKA: neither did I…

SCENE: A room, lit with Candles. The Athosian have called a meething.

Athosian Male: The gateroom and surrounding sections have been closed to us.

Athosian Female: And we may no longer have access to the medical facility without escort. We're under constant surveillance…our movements restricted.

Athosian Male: How long must we put up with this?

HALLING: It has already been to long…

Doors open to reveal Teyla.

TEYLA: I would have been expected to be included in this discussion…

HALLING: *gets up* As we would have expected you to take a stand in our defense…

TEYLA: They have taken action to defend everyone on this base. That includes each and every one of you. The presence of a wraith collaborator threatens us all.

HALLING: Then you support Dr. Weir's decision to confine us?

TEYLA: Halling…we are their guests.

HALLING: We've become more like their prisoners…but unlike prisoners… we can choose to leave.

TEYLA: Where would you go?

HALLING: Do you not mean to say "Where would we go?" (silence) We have friends on other worlds who would gladly take us in…

TEYLA: For how long? Good trading partners do not necessarily make good hosts…

HALLING: There are many worlds among these stars.

TEYLA: The wraith have awakened…no world is safe.

HALLING: nor is it safe to remain… They will continue to do this until they find someone to blame.

TEYLA: You know in your heart that none of our people could be responsible for this…

HALLING: of course.

TEYLA: Then we have nothing to fear.

HALLING: You trust Dr Weir that much?

TEYLA: I do.

HALLING: More that you would trust your own people?

TEYLA: No. I understand her responsibility…Halling…we have met with the wraith off world so often and so quickly…there must be a reason beyond coincidence…Give them a chance to find it. *Halling sits* I do not a approve of some of their measures…but I do know in the end they will help to prove our innocence. Atlantis is far more than shelter. It is hope. Not only for our people but for everyone who would stand against the wraith. We must not abandon that hope.

HALLING: They may reside here Teyla but they are not the ancestors no matter how much you wish them to be.

SCENE: Corridor.

Sheppard walks out of door. Ford rushes from behind.

FORD: Sir.


FORD: Heard they got a sun roof open on the jumper bay…


FORD: Also heard you're planning to take a Jumper out…

SHEPPARD: I figure that's what the door on the roof is for…

FORD: Anyone else call shot gun?

SHEPPARD: Just gonna drive around the planet check it out…

FORD: Oh you're just checking out the planet...oh never mind then that's cool I mean… *start heading up steps* I've got better things to be doing than cruising around the planet in a space ship.

SHEPPARD: *stops turns back to ford* You're like a kid you know that?

FORD: *grins* Yes sir. I brought along something to eat on the ride…

SHEPPARD: What's that?

FORD: How about a nice…turkey sandwich…

SHEPPARD: *sighs,* lets go *head upstairs*

SCENE: Interview room (I guess)

WEIR: Send in whoever's next please…

Marine opens door, Teyla walks in. Weir stands.

WEIR: Teyla…I wasn't expecting you

TEYLA: I was surprised to be left of your list…

WEIR: I didn't feel it was necessary in your case…

TEYLA: On the contrary you should have spoken to me first…

WEIR: *sits* You're right…I should have.

TEYLA: I can tell you anything you need to know about my people…

BATES: Is it possible you don't know them all as well as you think?

TEYLA: *Ignores Bates, who looks a little put out by this…* I empathize with you Dr Weir… as leaders we are often forced to make difficult decisions in the interests of those we serve…but many of my fellow Athosian are not so…understanding…

WEIR: I know… But there's nothing I can do about that now…people can suspect my motives for these meeting all they want. But you and I need to agree that we have a problem… I have to do what ever I can to get to the bottom of it and right now that means sitting down and talking to every single person here…

TEYLA: You should know there is talk of leaving Atlantis


WEIR: I hope it doesn't come to that. *Teyla nods and smiles in response*

TEYLA: *gets up* Not all change is for the worst…

SCENE: Jumper bay. On Jumper.

Door is shut. Ford and Sheppard go through controls for flight.

SHEPPARD: Flight this is Jumper three we are go for bay launch.

Over head sun roof opens.

FLIGHT: Jumper three you are good to go.

SHEPPARD: Yes we are…

Jumper rises up and take off.

FORD: It's strange not pulling into Gs…

SHEPPARD: Yeah…kinda miss it. Although at this rate of acceleration we'd be dead by now.

FORD: yeah?

SHEPPARD: Oh yeah…without inertial dampening we'd be hit by so many Gs our eyes would pop…the skin would pull away from our faces, our brains would squish up to the back of our skulls and our internal organs would be crushed into these chairs *looks at Ford* What about that sandwich?

FORD: *Give him a dirty look and passes over the sandwich*

SHEPPARD: Flight we're going to take a low orbit around the planet. We'll advise when we're back in radio range…

FLIGHT: Copy that Jumper three…Good luck

FORD: You know we still haven't named the planet yet…

SHEPPARD: I'm sure the ancients have a name for it…

FORD: How about Atlantica or something like that. *grins*

SHEPPARD: I thought we agreed you weren't going to name anything anymore? *raises eyebrow*

FORD: *shrugs, looks out window…* Sir… *Sheppard looks* Is that…land?

SHEPPARD: Yes…it is…

FORD: Wonder how big it is?

SHEPPARD: *map comes up on screen* Big.

FORD: Really big…

SCENE: interview room

FORD: It's huge…

MCKAY: Define huge…

SHEPPARD: 15 million square miles…give or take…

MCKAY: Well that would make it approximately the size of…I have no idea but it sounds huge…

WEIR: How long would it take us to get there?

SHEPPARD: 25 minutes by Jumper from ground to ground… I saw some sweet breakers on the south table…there may be surfing in our future… *Weir and ford grin*

BATES: We should send a team to go get soil and water samples.

MCKAY: He's right if the land's arable it could solve a lot of our food productions problems

BATES: Actually I was thinking of something else…

SHEPPARD: Not surfing?

BATES: No sir…We can't resume off world missions as long as the Athosian remain in the city…

SHEPPARD: So you want to dump them on the main land

BATES: sound like we're sending them out to die major…

SHEPPARD: Well how the hell would you know…

FORD: It looked pretty wild down there…

BATES: A second ago we were going surfing…

SHEPPARD: Well that was after we check for monsters and…bugs and other space related things…

BATES: I can't imagine it would be worse than their original home world…

MCKAY: That could be just failure of imagination on your part.

BATES: and any case a survey would tell us what we need to know…

Weir has been watching them, thinking. Sheppard glances at her then away…then back again, eyebrow raised weir looks at him.

SHEPPARD: You're not seriously thinking about this? *weir does a sort of half shrug* We're the reason they had to leave their planet in the first place.

WEIR: *nods* This is a complicated situation major…

SHEPPARD: Well what does that mean…

WEIR: It means I'm not about to rule anything out…at this point…

SCENE: Corridor.

HALLING: Dr weir… *Weir stops, some Athosian are with halling* is it true you have discovered land on this world

WEIR: Yes it is

HALLING: Then my people wish to take our leave to explore it.

WEIR: You would?...

HALLING: We're no longer welcome here…

WEIR: That's not the case

HALLING: And it will make us useful as long as we have no access to the gate…

WEIR: We don't even know if it's safe…

HALLING: We can determine that…for both our people…

WEIR: I don't get it…up until now you have been insisting on access to the Stargate and now you're proposing to deliberately cut yourself off from it…

HALLING: We cannot leave…and we cannot stay… The main land presents us with a third option…

WEIR: I see

HALLING: You said yourself this was a temporary measure

WEIR: Yes of course…

HALLING: You have the means to assure us passage between Atlantis and the main land…when you decide to resume use of the gate.

WEIR: And if we resume our missions through the Stargate and stop encountering the wraith at every turn…it will only prove that there is a spy on the Athosian.

HALLING: And when you continue to encounter the wraith at every turn… it will only prove our innocence.

WEIR: Have you discussed this with Teyla?

HALLING: Teyla has made her decision… *all Athosian bow and leave.*

SCENE: Athosian are packing. Door opens to Teyla.

HALLING: I understand you are not coming with us. *two Athosian walk out*

TEYLA: Dr Weir has arranged for communications between Atlantis and the main land…Should you ever need our assistance…

HALLING: Thank her for us…

TEYLA: I hope…I don't want anyone to believe that I'm…

HALLING: Teyla. The time has come.

TEYLA: *walks over to him, they put their foreheads together*

HALLING: Go safely…

TEYLA: And you…*she leaves*

Shot of all the Athosian leaving, Teyla watching from upstairs. Weir walks over.

TEYLA: I've never been separated from my people before…

WEIR: It must be hard…but you know you'll see them again…

TEYLA: You doubt that you will one day return to earth…

WEIR: I can't afford that doubt

TEYLA: You mean you can not afford to let them show.

WEIR: You're still a leader Teyla…You are doing this for you're people and for their future… They know that.*walks off*

SCENE: Gate room.

I think about two teams (one Sheppard's) come down.

WEIR: Anxious to step through the gate again Major?


TEYLA: We all our…

SHEPPARD: *to weir* You like us to bring back anything special?

WEIR: uh…no thanks…

SHEPPARD: Groceries? A new outfit? Flatware…

WEIR: Hmm…no…just yourselves…in one piece please. Dial it up *Gate starts dialing* be safe. *walks off*

Gate opens both teams step through. WORMHOLE.

SCENE: On planet. Near Gate.

SHEPPARD: Well good stuff?

ANTHROPOLOGIST: I can't even begin to tell you how fascinating this is…

SHEPPARD: Anthropologist fascinating or actual fascinating?

ANTHROPOLOGIST: Yes well maybe fascinating isn't the right word…

SHEPPARD: Maybe not…How much longer?

ANTHROPOLOGIST: Realistically…we'll probably be needing to come back… there's just so much here…

SHEPPARD: Well I can see that…is there any way to speed things up?

ANTHROPOLOGIST: well sure find me someone who can translate some of the ruin… *Teyla and Ford walk over Ant leaves*

SHEPPARD: *to Teyla* Did you say there were natives here?

TEYLA: They are very shy people. They probably went into hiding the minute we came through the gate.

SHEPPARD: Is there any way you can coax them out. Have them give us a hand?

TEYLA: It is unlikely…but I could try.

SHEPPARD: Ltd…go with her.

TEYLA: It would be better if I went alone

SHEPPARD: You will be alone. With Lt. Ford.

Teyla looks at ford both walk off, Sheppard looking out after them with a sigh.

TEYLA: Yeelah

SCENE: In the wood

TEYLA: Yeelah averay. Yeelah…yeelah an averay

FORD: Maybe they're not around.

TEYLA: They are near…but you are a stranger to them. They will not come out of hiding so long as you are with me…They are not a dangerous people Lt.…I will be fine…

FORD: *Watches her* Alright I'll wait here…

TEYLA: *Walks off* Yeelah yeelah

FORD: Call me on the radio if you need me.

SCENE: Back at Gate.

Sheppard looks at watch, McKay's packing something and Marine look out. We get a shot of someone move by through the tree line. Sheppard look over spots them

SHEPPARD: WRAITH!!! *The wraith fire* Back to the Gate Now!!!

They rush back. Ford hears the fire, moves glances in the direction Teyla went. Teams fall back, firing on the three oncoming targets.

FORD: Teyla!! (on radio) Major what's the situation?

SHEPPARD: Lt. we're taking fire. You're going to have to zoom around to get back to the gate.

FORD: Teyla's not with me she went to get…

SHEPPARD: Find her. Get her back.

Ford rushes off.

Sheppard kills two wraith.

SHEPPARD: move out!

Third falls Sheppard gets up heading for gate, Third guy gets up shoots hitting Sheppard.

STACKHOUSE: Lumano! McKay! grab the Major. *fires*

MCKAY: What about ltd Ford? *picking up Sheppard*


They drag Sheppard and go through the gate. WORMHOLE.

SCENE: Gate room

Overhead shot, team come through gate. Med team ready

STACKHOUSE: Shut it down they're right behind us *gate shuts down.*

Weir walks down, watching as Sheppard is rushed off.

MCKAY: We have to go back.

WEIR: Teyla? Lt. Ford?

MCKAY: Still on the planet. We have to go back now!

STACKHOUSE: I'd advise against it. You have wraith all over the gate.

MCKAY: We can't just leave them there

SCENE: Control room

WEIR: How many?

STACKHOUSE: Its hard to say most of them were behind the tree line.

MCKAY: We're wasting time here we need to mount a rescue operation.

WEIR: I'm not going to send anyone through that gate until I have all the facts Doctor. How did Teyla and Lt. Ford get separated from you?

STACKHOUSE: They went to check out the area and try to make contact with some of the natives…

BATES: And whose idea was that?

SHEPPARD: Mine. *walking up behind him* She was following my orders *sits down*

WEIR: Shouldn't you be back at the infirmary?

SHEPPARD: No I'm fine I didn't take a full blast.

WEIR: Why didn't you go with them major?

SHEPPARD: Well the natives of that planet are easily spooked. Teyla thought we'd scare them off with a big group.

BATES: Teyla did…

SHEPPARD: What's that sergeant?

BATES: She was conveniently absent during the ambush…

MCKAY: So was Ford maybe it was him?

BATES: I'm just stating a fact sir.

SHEPPARD: Sergeant *getting up* I am only going to say this once…

BATES: With all due respect Major. You can reprimand me if you wish…but its been six times your team has been compromised. Only one Athosian knew about this last mission.

Gate activates.

CONTROL GUY: We have an unscheduled off-world activation…It's Teyla's IDC. Receiving a radio transmission.

TEYLA: (On radio)This is Teyla…Lt. Ford has been wounded. The wraith are closing in on our position.

BATES: You put down that shield and we could be opening up this base to a wraith attack

TEYLA: (on radio) Atlantis…please let us through……

Airman/marines flank the gate weapons aimed.

WEIR: (on radio) Lt. Ford can you confirm the situation.

TEYLA: (on radio) He is unconscious. Our situation grows desperate. Soon we will have no choice but to go through the Stargate.

BATES: We drop that shield and who knows what she'll bring through the gate with her…

Weir looks to Bates and Sheppard unsure.

SHEPPARD: Open up the damn gate!!

Shot of all threes faces.

WEIR: Lower the shield.

Shield is dropped, Teyla comes through dragging ford. The gate disengages. The marines move forward weapons trained on Teyla. All rush down. Sheppard checking Ford.

SCENE: Interview room

SHEPPARD: If she were helping the Wraith… why bother bringing ford back…In fact why bother coming back at all?

BATES: She's of more use to them here in Atlantis…as for apparently rescuing ltd ford.

SHEPPARD: She carried him through the gate…what's apparent about that…

BATES: He's unconscious sir…we still don't know what happened…

SHEPPARD: Oh that's enough

BATES: Its my job to express security concerns.

SHEPPARD: I've heard enough of your concerns.

BATES: Again with all due respect Major I believe you're putting your personal feeling in front of your…

SHEPPARD: You're dismissed.

Silence…weir looks down at the table, as Bates gets up slamming his file.

BATES: Yes sir. *packs up his stuff walk out.*

Sheppard glances at Weir then paces. She watches him. He stops.


WEIR: I'm the one who put him in charge of security

SHEPPARD: Yes you did…and if you want to dismiss me. Go ahead.

WEIR: Why don't you go see how ltd Ford is doing…

Sheppard leaves

SCENE: McKay's lab.

BATES dumps out Teyla's things on the table.

MCKAY: You want me to go through her stuff?

BATES: We're looking for weapons, transmitters, recording devices… anything that looks like its beyond the Athosian level of technology.

MCKAY: And if I don't find anything we move onto a strip search?

BATES: Just do it *walks out, McKay starts*

SCENE: Infirmary

FORD: We were on our way back, when we came under fire. Didn't even see them. We returned fire they made for the gate. I was shot from behind. She saved my ass back there major.

SHEPPARD: Of course she did

MCKAY: Major I *walking up behind them* oh…ford how are you feeling… pins and needles all over?

SHEPPARD: Oh yeah welcome to the club.

FORD: No sir I managed to dive out of the way of the stun blast. I must have hit my head on the way down.

SHEPPARD: You hit your head?

MCKAY: Major I need you to see something *both head off*

FORD: I'll be fine.

SCENE: McKay's lab. Sheppard stops at the sight of all Teyla's stuff

SHEPPARD: What the hell is this?

MCKAY: I know how it looks. It was a special request from Sergeant Bates.

SHEPPARD: I'm gonna bust that Son of a Bitch.

MCKAY: Major…

SHEPPARD: Teyla has nothing to do with this.

MCKAY: The thing is he was right.

SHEPPARD: Bates was right?

MCKAY: I know I was as surprised as you are. Look at this. *walks over* Its her locket… It's a transmitter, Its been broadcasting a continuous signal…I wouldn't even have noticed if I hadn't been looking for it specifically.

I found it…

MCKAY: What?

SHEPPARD: Back on her planet…the first time we met… *we get a flash back of him finding it* Teyla took me to the old ruins… That was half buried in dirt…I gave it to here

TEYLA: I lost this years ago.

SCENE: Conference room

MCKAY: The locket isn't powerful enough to send a signal very far… certainly not through subspace my guess is there are probably relay devices that probably pick up the transmission and alert the nearest hive ship. Those were the planets we were attacked.

SHEPPARD: Boy do we owe a few people an apology.

WEIR: *looking at locket* Teyla had no idea she was giving away your position.

SHEPPARD: She said it was a present from her father…she lost it when she was a kid.

MCKAY: It was probably dormant till major Sheppard picked it up… activated it.

BATES: If she wore it as a kid why weren't they attacked back then…

MCKAY: Didn't I just say it was dormant??

BATES: But if it was activated by touch…

MCKAY: You're not listening…I said major Sheppard activated it

WEIR: As far as the wraith are concerned Teyla is just another human being

MCKAY: They would have no interest tracking her…now Major Sheppard on the other hand…

WEIR: Has the Ancient gene

MCKAY: Exactly…now at one point the wraiths and the ancients were at war…the wraiths created a transmission device to detect ancients

SHEPPARD: SO some Athosian thought this would make a nice little necklace…

MCKAY: How could I possibly know that? What am I answer man? The point is…

WEIR: It wasn't Teyla…or any other Athosian for that matter…

SHEPPARD: If that's the case…we can use it against them…


Ford's loading something. McKay and Sheppard walk in, McKay massaging his hands.

SHEPPARD: You seem nervous…

MCKAY: No…I'm part of this team I'm doing this.

SHEPPARD: Yes you are. I just said you seemed nervous.

MCKAY: Oh really…I thought you said Rodney you don't have to do this…

SHEPPARD: Yes you do

MCKAY: Damn right I'm doing this…despite the fact the feeling has a completely turned my extremities…

Teyla enters

SHEPPARD: You're late.

TEYLA: Sorry

FORD: Now given the wraiths regenerative abilities killing one requires some amount of effort… Catching one alive is going to be a whole other deal…for any of these options to work your wraith has to be on the ground…

MCKAY: The last planet we visited was inaccessible by ship and…the ruins around the Stargate should force the wraith to come through on foot.

FORD: in which case *opens box* You'll be able to use these. *pulls out can* This is a stun grenade. Its filled with a mixture of aluminum and potassium percolate that when ignited produces a high pressure wave that will overwhelm the intended target with intense light and sound. If that doesn't get his head ringing in addition *pulls out weapon* You've got your tazer…

SCENE: Planet. Setting up trap

FORD: (Voice over) with a range of 15 to 20 feet it delivers a high voltage low Ambridge charge that limits the body's electrical signals temporarily paralyzing the victim.

Sheppard and McKay sitting behind rock.

FORD: (On radio) Major this is ford.

SHEPPARD: What you Got Lt.?

FORD: *Looking through binoculars at Wraith* We've got company. Four of them.

SHEPPARD: Alright then we go as planned.

FORD: Yes sir

SHEPPARD: *McKay is staring at his gun* You still seem nervous…

MCKAY: No no no…its good good…All go…Its good.

He picks up locket from ground…

SHEPPARD: *looks over at wraith* Teyla… *she looks out*

Sheppard signals, she nods. She motions marine who hits claymores. They explode around wraith. Wraith Fire. Ford and his friend throw the stun grenades. McKay and Sheppard fire one goes down. Teyla and her friend taking out the other. Teyla runs forward, continues firing on the wraith she shot down. Reloading. Sheppard's one gets back up.

SHEPPARD: This one's ours boys. Tazers

All run forward with Tazers, Teyla notices one escaping, goes after him. All fire tazers at Wraith. Teyla fires shots at the wraith. He walks towards her as she continues firing. He shoves her out of the way with great force. Sheppard's wraith goes down. Teyla grabs a stick. Sheppard's Wraith flips himself over and sets himself for self destruct.

SHEPPARD: Self destruct. Take cover!!

All rush behind rocks. BOOM!!!! Close to McKay and Sheppard

Teyla is fighting her wraith with her stick karate style…knocking off a few shots.

FORD: Major! Dr McKay?

Both get up slowly.


MCKAY: I'm fine. This is…this is fun for me…

Teyla still going rounds with her wraith who finally knocks her over. He grabs her throat and about to…Sheppard shoots him with a wraith weapon from behind. He goes to hit self destruct Sheppard stops him.

SHEPPARD: Easy… Don't go blowing yourself up…

SCENE: Corridor

Teyla walk out a door.

WEIR: Teyla *bumps into someone* excuse me…I was hoping to catch you before you headed back to the main land. I hear they're doing well…

TEYLA: Very well…According the Halling they're busily planting crops for the next harvest…

WEIR: I'm glad to hear it.

TEYLA: I will tell them what has happened, hopefully in time we will all be able to put the events of the past week behind us.

WEIR: Yes…………I am aware that the last few days have been particularly difficult for you

TEYLA: I believe…Dr Weir…That in your place… I would have done the same…

WEIR: Thank you

Teyla nods and leaves.

SCENE: Prison cell.

WRAITH: Again… Your kind is persistent. I would have thought you'd given up by now.

SHEPPARD: Aww hell I've got all the time in the world. Now you on the other hand…*the wraith makes a grab for him* The ancients were pretty good at shields and stuff like that weren't they…I give you a week…maybe two…tops.

WRAITH: You waste your time…I'll provide you with no information…

SHEPPARD: Wonder what hurts more the gun shot wound or the hunger? Because I'd love to help out but…how did McKay put it?...We can't meet your dietary requirements.

WRAITH: When I am free you will be the first that I feed upon

SHEPPARD: Okie dokie…I'm going to go make myself a sandwich…*nods*

WRAITH: Human. You think you've won a victory by my capture but by bringing me here you've only hastened your own doom. Its only a matter of time before the others of my kind come to rescue me…and when they do…They'll be no where in this world you can hide…

SHEPPARD: Stay positive now…