"THE BROCA DIVIDE"
When we completed interviews of all
the refugees you brought back from Chulak,
ten of them identified the final four
symbols the Goa'ulds used to escape
through the Chulak Stargate. When we
disregard the last one as point-of-origin...
He walks over to a computer monitor.
That leaves three to work with. Captain
Carter's computer model has thus far
extrapolated only one set of symbols
from the Abydos cartouche that contains
these three glyphs.
Let me guess. That's where we're going.
Very good, Colonel.
Thank you, sir. I pride myself on my
deductive reasoning skills.
In one hour, you will go through the
Gate to the planet represented by these
symbols. It has been designated P3X-797.
Johnson is sitting next to Makepeace, reading the report. He
looks up at Teal'c
Couldn't we call this planet something
that's a little easier to remember?
Uh, it's based on a binary code the
computer uses for extrapolation.
Which makes it much easier to remember.
We sent an M.A.L.P. probe through thirty
minutes ago. Atmosphere is breathable,
no detectable radiation, temperature
approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Can we see the video playback, sir?
There is no playback.
Why no playback?
It appears to be very dark where the
Gate resides on this planet.
Well, the MALP probe has lights on it,
We think they were broken during transport
through the Gate.
This is crazy! We don't know what could
be there waiting for us when we come
Don't you worry, boys. That's why the
SG-3 Marines are coming with. You can
count on us to watch your backsides.
Actually, it's more my front side, I
was worried about.
Gateroom. The teams prepare to go through the gate.
Chevron four, encoded!
Daniel rushes in
Chevron five, encoded!
You're late. Put these on.
He hands him some night vision goggles
Doesn't look like my prescription.
Chevron six, encoded!
Thermal night-vision goggles.
Hey, here's a question. Why doesn't
the MALP have a set of these?
Chevron seven, locked!
SG-1 and SG-3, you have a go! Repeat,
you have a go!
Okay! We'll take point!
Jack stops him
Ah. We'll go through first. You watch
our lovely backsides, remember?
Have it your way, flyboy.
Daniel rushes up to Jack
Are you out of your mind?
If Skaara or Sha're are on the other
side, those jarheads'll open fire on
them as soon as they see the light of
their eyes, if you know what I mean.
You want that?
Daniel holds his hand out towards the gate
Give us ten count, then come on down!
SG1 goes through the gate. SG3 stand at the bottom of the ramp.
Makepeace makes his way up and holds his gun in the event horizon
SG1 come out the other side. It's dark.
Jack hears something and a shadow can be seen. Someone attacks
him at the same time as Sam and Daniel are jumped on. Teal'c
is being hit by more than one person. Suddenly gunfire is heard.
SG3 have come through the gate.
More shots are fired and whatever is attacking SG1, runs off
into the tree's.
I'm real glad it was you who took point!
Jack stands up
No, I'm okay. Thanks for asking. Everybody
I think so.
One of the attackers is lying dead on the ground
What were those things?
I haven't the slightest idea.
He goes to the body of the attacker and rolls it over. It looks
like a neanderthal man.
The two teams are walking through the tree's. Jack and makepeace
are heading the group. Noises can be heard in the background.
There seems to be a small fire nearby.
SG3 go one way, while SG1 head towards the fire. They hide down
behind some bushes and look at the men around the fire.
Daniel! What are they?
Well, they don't look completely Homo
sapien. Uh, the larger brow ridge would
imply Homo erectus, but then again,
they'd have canine teeth.
A young woman, who appears more human is by a tree.
They could be Ostralopithecus, but the
brow ridge would be less prominent.
You don't know, do you?
Why does that one female look different?
She looks more human.
One of the men grabs hold of the girl, who is terrified.
We have to stop him!
He pushes her to her hands and knees and is obviously going to
No, that's how prehistoric males probably
had sex. Forcibly. The strongest male
gets to mate; that's survival of the
Well, I call it rape, and I think we
should stop it!
From somewhere, stones are being thrown at the men around the
fire. They run away.
Where are those rocks coming from?
People in white robes come out of the tree's. Makepeace and his
team turn up.
Makepeace! You and your men take the
wide left flank. We'll take the right.
Copy? Let's go.
The two teams move up and gather around the people in robes
All right, hold your fire!
Lower your weapons!
They could be Goa'ulds.
Just keep them covered.
Jack checks out the neck of one of the people
There's no entry scar. They're not Goa'ulds.
Lower your weapons, kids.
The people kneel
Any idea what they are?
My lord, we are the Untouched. I am
High Councillor Tuplo.
We are pleased the gods have deemed
us worthy of a return visit.
Only the gods come through the Stargate.
I think they're talking about us. We
should probably start getting used to
this kind of treatment.
Oh, for crying out loud, we're not gods.
Perhaps they wish us to treat them as
mortals. A test?
Please. Let us take you to the Land
They head off into the forest, with the two teams following them.
One of the women helps the young woman up and takes her with
them. They suddenly come into bright sunshine. They finally come
to what appears to be a temple. The young woman is lying on some
cushions. The interior of the temple is ornately decorated.
Love what they've done with the place.
I was going to do my living room like
this, but... it didn't go with my other
Welcome. Please, come. Sit.
They all sit around a long table.
Is she all right?
I do hope. She is my daughter.
What's her name?
She is called Melosha. I can only hope
we rescued her in time from the hands
of the Touched. We must now wait to
see if she has been cursed by them.
The creatures that took her, what were
They are the Touched. They were unfortunate
enough to be cursed by the hilk'sha.
Hilk'sha. There's a word like that on
Abydos. Is that 'gods of the earth?'
Gods of the underworld. Evil gods.
The hilk'sha needed only to touch the
unfortunate among us, and they would
become possessed. Pure evil, like wild
So these, Touched people used to live
here with you?
They were us, until they changed. They
became too dangerous and we were forced
to banish them to the Land of the Dark.
And where are these evil gods now?
Oh, they do not show themselves. We
know only of their presence because
of their actions.
When was the last time the good gods
Well, if you are not them, then it has
been at least a generation.
A generation. Okay,will you excuse us
for a moment?
He get's up and the untouched also stand
Ah, no, please, no. Wait.
SG1 move away and stand in a circle
Sounds like the Goa'ulds aren't here
and haven't been for some time.
That is my assessment as well.
In that case, gear up. We'll move out
in fifteen minutes.
Wait a minute, move out?
Yeah. Back to the Stargate, back to
Earth, terrafirma, home, you've heard
We should stay a while longer and study
this society - learn how they've evolved
from a Minoan culture. I mean, you see
those statues over there, those are
bulls. The bull is all throughout Minoan
culture and art, but we never really
Hey, I'm a big fan of all this stuff.
But art appreciation is not what this
mission is about. Get your gear together.
Daniel and Sam are not happy
The team goes back through the gate
Uh, no, sir.
Yes, sir. Uh, actually, sir, we found
a whole hell of a lot. Sir.
Some beautiful decor, nice folks. Nothing
of strategic importance, sir.
All right, get cleaned up. Mission debriefing
in half an hour.
Daniel is left standing in the gateroom.
Briefing room. Daniel is standing, while the others are sitting.
I'm sorry, sir, I know I'm a guest at
this party, but I have to protest.
Let me guess, Doctor, this is the science
versus military discussion again?
Well, yes. This mission was a perfect
example of my argument. We should have
stayed on that planet longer; it was
the perfect opportunity to study Minoan
Not to mention primitive man.
This really isn't necessary, Doctor,
as I've already....
Sir, would you let me finish, please?
Ok. Um, the people on the dark side
are pre-Stone Age, but the people on
the light side are clearly from the
Bronze Age. So what better opportunity
to study the Broca Divide?
The what? Excuse me.
The Broca Divide. Pierre Paul Broca
was a 19th century anthropologist. He
founded modern craniometry to study
craniums and brains and to compare the
divide in intelligence between early
species of mankind.
Johnson is staring at Teal'c, and is looking very agitated
Fascinating. Should I start the debriefing,
That would be a good idea, Colonel.
Now, just, just wait a minute!
Dr. Jackson, you're wasting your breath.
You've already won the argument.
But I have to insist you, what, what,
what? I've already won?
The President agrees with you. He's
asked that we evaluate the scientific
and cultural value of each mission from
Oh, for crying out loud.
Johnson suddenly jumps at Teal'c
Wonder how that thing in your gut would
like his neck ripped in half?
Please release me, Lieutenant Johnson.
Johnson! Let him go!
Not until his Goa'uld apologizes.
Lieutenant Johnson, take your seat now.
He tries to hit Teal'c, who grabs his arm and bends it up and
quickly pins Johnson to the table.
General, I would prefer to not hurt
What is your problem, Marine?
Johnson is foaming at the mouth
Take him to the infirmary. Tell them
to keep him in restraints and check
Sam and Daniel are in the gateroom
So what do you think that was all about
Beats me. Maybe he was drunk.
I don't know. It didn't quite seem like
Two men are fighting in the control room.
The men crash through the window and fall onto the gateroom floor.
Sam and Daniel quickly check on them.
What the hell's going on?
I don't know! I didn't see anything!
Sam rushes to the phone
We need medics, section C, stat! Two
Locker Room-Jack is drying himself off and puts his towel in
his locker. As he shuts the locker door, he see's Sam standing
Carter! Uh, sorry, didn't know you were
She kisses him.
Mmph! Hey! What the hell's going on?
I want you.
Why? I mean, no! Carter, this is a little
out of line, don't you think?
She pushes him onto a bench and sits on him.
You want me?
She kisses him again.
No, no. not like this, not like...Carter!
What's gotten into you?
He grabs her and get's her on the floor
It's about time you saw a doctor, Doctor.
Sam is strapped to a bed
Keep her from hurting herself until
the sedatives take effect.
Is this pretty much what Johnson has?
Oh, I'd say so. And the other members
of the team. This is the strangest thing
I've ever seen. Come on. Let's take
Janet leads Jack down to some cells.
We converted DEFCON 1 living compartments
from when this place was a missile silo,
into isolation chambers. You never know
what you're going to bring back through
Johnson is in one of the cells. He seems to be turning into one
of the touched.
Notice the swelling of the brow ridge?
Some are even developing new follicle
Any idea what's causing it?
Wish I knew. I've got calls in to every
specialist in the service, but - I've
got one hand tied behind my back because
of the need-to-know classification of
the Stargate project.
She show's him another case
And it's spreading. We got two more
in an hour later. I've never seen a
behavioral disorder like this. All the
victims are acting like animals.
You think Carter has the same thing?
The behavior fits. All the victims are
behaving like primitives. Most female
low-level primates tend to choose their
sexual partners according to who would
give them the strongest offspring. The
leaders of the pack, or a tribe, were
usually the prime choice. You should
Oh, yeah. I'm honored.
Daniel enters the control room. He walks over to Jack
Jack! There you are. Going on the Internet
to do a little research on Australopithecus,
and wow, what happened to you?
Oh, I got in a little wrestling match
I guess she's got whatever Johnson's
got. Had to drag her off to the infirmary.
What, did she start a fight with you,
like Johnson did with Teal'c?
No, she, tried to seduce me.
Oh. You poor man.
No, it wasn't like that. She was like
a wild animal. She was nuts.
Well, is she all right? I should go
What do you mean, 'why?' Because I care
Jack grabs him
You care about her? What's that mean?
It means I care about her, she's my
friend. Now let.... go!
She's not yours to care about.
What the hell are you talking about?
I'm talking about Samantha. You just
stay away from her, okay?
Okay. Okay, Jack. I think you should
come with me to the infirmary, okay?
Just let go of me and let go of my....
Jack punches him
Security! Get in here!
Jack is punching Daniel. Some men pull him off.
Are you okay?
Daniel stands up and put's his glasses back on
In the infirmary, Teal'c and Daniel are having some blood samples
We've managed to isolate an organism
in the victims' bloodstreams.
Organism? Like a parasite?
More like a-a parasitical virus. And
from what I can tell, it seems to feed
on aleens and colenes, chemical transmitters
in the body. That includes neurotransmitters.
As they're depleted, all but the most
primitive parts of the brain seem to
just... shut down.
That why they act like animals?
Actually, the organism seems to release
a hormone that stimulates the primitive
regions of the brain that are normally
dormant.I have never seen anything like
this on Earth.
Exactly. On Earth.That would explain
Beg your pardon?
That is what the primitives were called
on P3X-797. The Touched.
But I think, given recent events, I
think it's safe to say that they aren't
born primitive, they must have this
very contagious disease. And we came
in contact with it, isn't that special?
Sothe question is, why haven't you and
Mr. Teal'c come down with the symptoms?
Mr. Teal'c, Teal'c's symbiote probably
That would be likely.
Well what about you, Dr. Jackson?
Well, that beats me. You're the doctor,
Doctor. Maybe I have a natural immunity.
Perhaps you will develop symptoms later.
Thank you for the moral support.
I am checking both of your blood for
the presence of the organism, and I
would bet that you both have it. This
appears to be highly contagious.
Are you saying we could have brought
a new plague to this planet?
Yes, sir, that's exactly what I'm saying.
Well, that's it. I'm ordering this mountain
sealed off. No one comes in or goes
out until we get a handle on this thing.
Yelling can be heard. Daniel, Teal'c and Janet rush out of the
infirmary. They go to one of the cells. Jack is inside and is
trying to get out.
He is going to damage himself.
I've been pumping him with sedatives
to control him, but they wear off fast.
She turns to the medic, who hands her a syringe.
Help me give him some more. Go, go!
They all go into the cell and grab hold of Jack, while Janet
injects him. He soon calms down and Teal'c and Daniel lay him
on the bed.
Hammond is on the phone to the President
Yes, sir, this is General Hammond. Sir,
I'm afraid I have a serious situation
here. It appears we've brought a very
contagious disease through the Stargate.
Yes, sir, that's right. No, sir, I've
ordered the mountain sealed off, but
I think you should order in an armed
division to set up a second line of
defense. Well, sir, my recommendation
is that anyone attempting to leave the
mountain should be shot on sight and
the body burned.
Hammond talks to Janet
Good news, General.
I could use some of that about now.
What is it?
These gentlemen don't appear to have
the organism in their system. Now if
we can just isolate why they've been
able to resist it.
Perhaps we should ask the Untouched
how they avoid contracting the disease.
Maybe they know something we don't.
I could use a blood sample from one
of the uninfected. Maybe they have something
in their systems to protect them,something
we can synthesize.
All right. Either of you know how to
draw blood? Doctor, teach them. You
go through in half an hour. Gear up.
Wait! Wait! Just the two of us?
You're immune! I don't know anyone else
Teal'c and Daniel get ready to go through the gate
Do not worry, Daniel Jackson. The Touched
were easily frightened by your loud
Earth weapons. We can easily subdue
That's easy for you to say.
Daniel and Teal'c are walking through the trees, when they come
across the young woman
It's Melosha. She's alive.
Melosha is now one of the touched
It appears she is afflicted.
So they just dump her out here?.
We dump them in a small room.
To protect them.
To protect everyone else. There is little
You know, you're right? They're like
lepers. And the dark side's a leper
What is a leper?
Oh my God, never mind. We have to help
He covers Melosha with the blanket.
Are you planning on helping me?
It is a long journey. We should leave
No. No, let's go!
He picks her up. As he turns, the touched come out from the tree's.
Teal'c begins firing his weapon, but Daniel can't get to his.
Fire your weapon! It will frighten them
Teal'c continues to fire. When he turns around, Daniel and Melosha
Daniel Jackson! Daniel! Daniel Jackson!
Daniel's glasses are on the ground
Back at the SGC, Hammond has contracted the virus and is put
in Jack's cell.
Sorry, Colonel O'Neill, but your private
room just became semi-private.We're
running out of places to put all the
victims. We've used the brigs, we've
used the temp quarters, some of the
Did you say something?
What? Give more what?
An injection? You mean you want more
sedative? You've already had more than
the maximum safe dosage, twice as much
as anyone else because you've been more
No. It's not safe.
Why are you so insistent?
She gives him the shot
Must have been in a lot of pain.
She heads for the door
So you are still in there somewhere.
I'm afraid not, Colonel, it's very real.
This is interesting. Sedative must knock
back the primitive mind. Colonel, listen
to me. I amnot going to be able to keep
you at this level for very long. It
is too dangerous. It could cause permanent
What? What is it?
It's a parasitic virus. All we can tell
is that it seems to mess with body chemicals
- all of them. Testosterone levels skyrocket,
thus the aggressive behavior. It's a
histamine-analytic, which means it breaks
Experiment. On me.
Experiment on you?No, sir, I can't do
Back on the planet, and Teal'c walks into the temple
Welcome back, my Lord. Where are your
My friends are ill because of this place.
They have joined the Touched.
They were cursed by the hilk'sha.
It is not a curse. It is a disease.
I lost my friend on the dark side of
this planet. You must help me retrieve
Why? So he can give you the curse? So
he can give all of us the curse? No,
no! He is better off where he is.
He does not have the disease. He is
immune. He is not cursed.
Then by now, he is gone.
He had your daughter with him.
Melosha is dead.
No. She is out there. On the dark side.
I have seen her. Help me retrieve her
and my friend.
She is among the Touched. She can no
longer function amongst us. Therefore,
she is dead.
She is not dead.
If I believed otherwise, do you not
think I would help my own daughter?
Many of us have loved ones among the
Touched. My own father is there. But
we accept that we cannot help them.
Therefore, they are dead to us.
How can you be so without heart?
I must ask you to leave.
If you will not help me find my friend,
then I must have a sample of your blood.
Blood is our lifeforce.
I assure you it will cause you no harm.
I cannot abide this one in my presence
You are not welcome here. When we return,
I expect to find you gone.
They leave the room. Teal'c turns and pretends to leave. As he
reaches the door, he grabs one of the guards and knocks him out.
I am sorry.
He takes some blood from the guard.
The touched are around the fire. Daniel is there and is trying
to crawl away. They see him and begin kicking him.
SGC Infirmary. Sam has been injured.
"All personnel, be advised that the mountain is now under a Code
5 lockdown. The mountain is now under a Code 5 lockdown"
Teal'c has returned
Thank God you're back.
What happened to Captain Carter?
She was stabbed by her roommate. Don't
worry, it's superficial, she's going
to be okay.We've run out of space. We've
had to start doubling up on the iso
I have retrieved the blood sample you
Good work, Mr. Teal'c.
Teal'c goes to Jack's cell
I am afraid I lost Daniel Jackson on
the dark side of the planet. I am sorry.
Colonel O'Neill? I think I might have
something. I was examining the blood
sample that Mr. Teal'c brought me, and
then it hit me. There was very little
histamine in it. If the people on that
planet are human as you say, they have
to have histamine in their blood.
How does this help us?
Well, as I said before, this microbe
is a histamine-alytic. It feeds on histamine.
The Untouched have no histamine in their
bodies, so the organism couldn't survive
I do not understand. It is the Untouched
that become the Touched. If they have
none of the substance of which you speak,
why then do some of them change?
Because only some of them have this
low histamine level,which means that
there's probably a naturally occurring
antihistamine in their diets. The ones
who don't eat it eventually contract
the organism. Which is what gave me
an idea. I checked the files. Both Dr.
Jackson and I have acute rhenitis caused
by severe allergies.
I take strong antihistamines every day.
So did Dr. Jackson. I have no histamine
for the microbe to feed on. Just like
the Untouched, the organism starves
in my body.
Does this mean you have a cure?
We have to try mega-doses of chloropheniramine
malleate on someone and see if it works.
I thought you might say that. Now the
dose required to completely clear the
body of histamine for a long enough
period of time could be harmful.You're
Janet injects him with the antidote
Now all we can do is wait. You'd better
lock him up again.
Some time later. Jack is banging on the cell door.
Teal'c! Doc! Open the door! Teal'c!
Teal'c opens the small panel
Lucy, I'm home!
I am not Lucy.
I know that. It's a reference to an
old TV.... Never mind. Open the door.
I will summon the doctor.
No, come on. I'm fine. I'm back to being
myself. Just open up.
I cannot be certain that you are back
to being yourself. You referred to me
Oh, for crying out loud, will you just
open the door?
He opens the door
This stuff works. Let's go find Doc.
The teams are in the gateroom. Darts containing the antidote
are given out
Chevron three, encoded!
Hammond is in the control room
Chevron four, encoded.
The guns are loaded with tranquilizer
darts filled with chloropheniramine.
Now a direct hit on a Touched man or
woman should knock them out long enough
in order to starve the disease.
Chevron five, encoded!
Are we going to try to tranq all of
Chevron six, encoded!
Just the ones that get in the way of
us finding Daniel. We'll leave the rest
for the Untouched.
You think he's still alive?
Chevron seven, locked!
Let's find out.
They go through the gate. On the other side, they come across
the touched around the fire. Daniel is there with Melosha.
Guess the antihistamine wore off.
They begin firing the darts, leaving Daniel until last.
Daniel, you dog. Keep this up, you'll
have a girl on every planet.
Just let me give him an injection.
She moves towards him with an injection and he makes a grab for
her. Before he get's to her the others fire a dart at him.
They take him to the temple
What are you doing?
You must not bring the Touched among
Just hear us out, please?
We found a cure. And we can bring back
And your father.
Put him in the isolation circle. We
will hear you.
Daniel is placed on the cushions
Let him pass.
The others, talk around the table.
If you are not gods, how did you destroy
As we've been saying, Tuplo, it's not
a curse. It's a disease.
There's our boy.
Daniel sits up
Where are we?
The light side of P3X-797.
I thought we were going to give it a
He's back. He's normal.
We know how to lift the curse.
How? If you are not gods...
Come out there with us. We'll show you.
They go outside to see the touched coming through the tree's
into the sunlight. They seem to be cured
Tuplo goes over to Melosha and then kneels before Jack
You have done it, my lord. Thank you.
We'll teach you how to take care of
Sam walks with Jack
About my earlier behavior.I wasn't myself,
Oh, Carter, I don't even remember your
No, I was infected too, remember?
Right! Good, I'm, I'm glad.
By the way, how's the wound?
I understand you got stabbed in the
Oh, yeah, that was nothing. With any
luck, there won't even be a scar.
Well, good. I was concerned.f
Sure. If it doesn't heal properly, you'll
never wear that sweet little tank top