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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 104

                                   "THE BROCA DIVIDE"

                                           By

                                   Jonathan Glassner




               Briefing Room

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         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.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         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.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Let me guess. That's where we're going.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Very good, Colonel.

               
                                     JACK
                         Thank you, sir. I pride myself on my 
                         deductive reasoning skills.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         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
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Couldn't we call this planet something 
                         that's a little easier to remember?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Uh, it's based on a binary code the 
                         computer uses for extrapolation.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Which makes it much easier to remember.
 
                         
               
               Sam smiles

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We sent an M.A.L.P. probe through thirty 
                         minutes ago. Atmosphere is breathable, 
                         no detectable radiation, temperature 
                         approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Can we see the video playback, sir?
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         There is no playback.

               
                                     JACK
                         Why no playback?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         It appears to be very dark where the 
                         Gate resides on this planet.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, the MALP probe has lights on it, 
                         doesn't it?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         We think they were broken during transport 
                         through the Gate.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         This is crazy! We don't know what could 
                         be there waiting for us when we come 
                         through.
 
               
                                     MAKEPEACE
                         Don't you worry, boys. That's why the 
                         SG-3 Marines are coming with. You can 
                         count on us to watch your backsides.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Actually, it's more my front side, I 
                         was worried about.
 
               
               Gateroom. The teams prepare to go through the gate.

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron four, encoded!

               
               Daniel rushes in

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron five, encoded!

               
                                     JACK
                         You're late. Put these on.

               
               He hands him some night vision goggles

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Doesn't look like my prescription.
 
                         
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron six, encoded!

               
                                     SAM
                         Thermal night-vision goggles.

               
                                     JACK
                         Hey, here's a question. Why doesn't 
                         the MALP have a set of these?
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron seven, locked!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         SG-1 and SG-3, you have a go! Repeat, 
                         you have a go!
 
               
                                     MAKEPEACE
                         Okay! We'll take point!

               
               Jack stops him

               
                                     JACK
                         Ah. We'll go through first. You watch 
                         our lovely backsides, remember?
 
               
                                     MAKEPEACE
                         Have it your way, flyboy.

               
               Daniel rushes up to Jack

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Are you out of your mind?

               
                                     JACK
                         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

               
                                     JACK
                         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
 
               
               
               
               
                                     MAKEPEACE
                         One-one-thousand.Two-one-thousand...
 
                         
               
               SG1 come out the other side. It's dark.

               
                                     JACK
                         Fan out.

               
               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.
 
               
                                     MAKEPEACE
                         Fire!

               
               More shots are fired and whatever is attacking SG1, runs off 
               into the tree's.
 
               
                                     MAKEPEACE
                         I'm real glad it was you who took point!
 
                         
               
               Jack stands up

               
                                     JACK
                         No, I'm okay. Thanks for asking. Everybody 
                         else?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I think so.

               
               One of the attackers is lying dead on the ground

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What were those things?

               
                                     JACK
                         I haven't the slightest idea.

               
               He goes to the body of the attacker and rolls it over. It looks 
               like a neanderthal man.
 
               
               Titles

               
               
               
               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.
 
               
                                     MAKEPEACE
                         Johnson!

               
               SG3 go one way, while SG1 head towards the fire. They hide down 
               behind some bushes and look at the men around the fire.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel! What are they?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         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.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         They could be Ostralopithecus, but the 
                         brow ridge would be less prominent.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You don't know, do you?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         No.

               
                                     SAM
                         Why does that one female look different? 
                         She looks more human.
 
               
               One of the men grabs hold of the girl, who is terrified.

               
                                     SAM
                         We have to stop him!

               
               He pushes her to her hands and knees and is obviously going to 
               rape her.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         No, that's how prehistoric males probably 
                         had sex. Forcibly. The strongest male 
                         gets to mate; that's survival of the 
                         fittest.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, I call it rape, and I think we 
                         should stop it!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter!

               
               From somewhere, stones are being thrown at the men around the 
               fire. They run away.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Where are those rocks coming from?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         There!

               
               People in white robes come out of the tree's. Makepeace and his 
               team turn up.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         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
 
               
               
                                     MARINE
                         Don't move!

               
                                     JACK
                         All right, hold your fire!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Lower your weapons!

               
                                     MARINE
                         They could be Goa'ulds.

               
                                     JACK
                         Just keep them covered.

               
               Jack checks out the neck of one of the people

               
                                     JACK
                         There's no entry scar. They're not Goa'ulds. 
                         Lower your weapons, kids.
 
               
               
               
               The people kneel

               
                                     JACK
                         Any idea what they are?

               
                                     TUPLO
                         My lord, we are the Untouched. I am 
                         High Councillor Tuplo.
 
               
                                     WOMAN
                         We are pleased the gods have deemed 
                         us worthy of a return visit.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Gods.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, for crying out loud, we're not gods. 
                         Get up.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Please.

               
                                     WOMAN
                         Perhaps they wish us to treat them as 
                         mortals. A test?
 
               
                                     TUPLO
                         Please. Let us take you to the Land 
                         of Light.
 
               
               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.
 
               
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Love what they've done with the place.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I was going to do my living room like 
                         this, but... it didn't go with my other 
                         stuff.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Looks Minoan.

               
                                     TUPLO
                         Welcome. Please, come. Sit.

               
               They all sit around a long table.

               
                                     SAM
                         Is she all right?

               
                                     TUPLO
                         I do hope. She is my daughter.

               
                                     SAM
                         What's her name?

               
                                     TUPLO
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         The creatures that took her, what were 
                         they exactly?
 
               
                                     TUPLO
                         They are the Touched. They were unfortunate 
                         enough to be cursed by the hilk'sha.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Hilk'sha. There's a word like that on 
                         Abydos. Is that 'gods of the earth?'
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Gods of the underworld. Evil gods.
 
                         
               
                                     LEEDORA
                         The hilk'sha needed only to touch the 
                         unfortunate among us, and they would 
                         become possessed. Pure evil, like wild 
                         animals.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So these, Touched people used to live 
                         here with you?
 
               
                                     TUPLO
                         They were us, until they changed. They 
                         became too dangerous and we were forced 
                         to banish them to the Land of the Dark.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         And where are these evil gods now?
 
                         
               
                                     LEEDORA
                         Oh, they do not show themselves. We 
                         know only of their presence because 
                         of their actions.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         When was the last time the good gods 
                         came around?
 
               
                                     LEEDORA
                         Well, if you are not them, then it has 
                         been at least a generation.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         A generation. Okay,will you excuse us 
                         for a moment?
 
               
               He get's up and the untouched also stand

               
                                     JACK
                         Ah, no, please, no. Wait.

               
               SG1 move away and stand in a circle

               
                                     JACK
                         Sounds like the Goa'ulds aren't here 
                         and haven't been for some time.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That is my assessment as well.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel? Carter?

               
                                     SAM
                         I agree.

               
                                     JACK
                         In that case, gear up. We'll move out 
                         in fifteen minutes.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait a minute, move out?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah. Back to the Stargate, back to 
                         Earth, terrafirma, home, you've heard 
                         of it?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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 
                         knew why.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         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

               
               
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Find anything?

               
                                     JACK
                         Uh, no, sir.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Yes, sir. Uh, actually, sir, we found 
                         a whole hell of a lot. Sir.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Some beautiful decor, nice folks. Nothing 
                         of strategic importance, sir.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         All right, get cleaned up. Mission debriefing 
                         in half an hour.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Yes, sir.

               
               
               
               Daniel is left standing in the gateroom.

               
               Briefing room. Daniel is standing, while the others are sitting.
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         I'm sorry, sir, I know I'm a guest at 
                         this party, but I have to protest.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Let me guess, Doctor, this is the science 
                         versus military discussion again?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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 
                         culture.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Not to mention primitive man.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         This really isn't necessary, Doctor, 
                         as I've already....
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         The what? Excuse me.

               
                                     SAM
                         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

               
                                     JACK
                         Fascinating. Should I start the debriefing, 
                         Sir?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That would be a good idea, Colonel.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Now, just, just wait a minute!

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Dr. Jackson, you're wasting your breath. 
                         You've already won the argument.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         But I have to insist you, what, what, 
                         what? I've already won?
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         The President agrees with you. He's 
                         asked that we evaluate the scientific 
                         and cultural value of each mission from 
                         now on.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, for crying out loud.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         He has.

               
                                     SAM
                         That's great!

               
               Johnson suddenly jumps at Teal'c

               
                                     JOHNSON
                         Wonder how that thing in your gut would 
                         like his neck ripped in half?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Please release me, Lieutenant Johnson.
 
                         
               
                                     MAKEPEACE
                         Johnson! Let him go!

               
                                     JOHNSON
                         Not until his Goa'uld apologizes.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Lieutenant Johnson, take your seat now.
 
                         
               
                                     JOHNSON
                         No!

               
               He tries to hit Teal'c, who grabs his arm and bends it up and 
               quickly pins Johnson to the table.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         General, I would prefer to not hurt 
                         this man..
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         What is your problem, Marine?

               
               Johnson is foaming at the mouth

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Take him to the infirmary. Tell them 
                         to keep him in restraints and check 
                         him out.
 
               
               
               
               Sam and Daniel are in the gateroom

               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         So what do you think that was all about 
                         with Johnson?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Beats me. Maybe he was drunk.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I don't know. It didn't quite seem like 
                         inebriation.
 
               
               Two men are fighting in the control room.

               
                                     SAM
                         What the..

               
               
               
               The men crash through the window and fall onto the gateroom floor. 
               Sam and Daniel quickly check on them.
 
               
               
               
                                     AIRMAN
                         What the hell's going on?

               
                                     AIRMAN #2
                         I don't know! I didn't see anything!
 
                         
               
               Sam rushes to the phone

               
                                     SAM
                         We need medics, section C, stat! Two 
                         men down!
 
               
               
               
               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 
               beside him.
 
               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter! Uh, sorry, didn't know you were 
                         in here.
 
               
               She kisses him.

               
                                     JACK
                         Mmph! Hey! What the hell's going on?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         I want you.

               
                                     JACK
                         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.

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         You want me?

               
               She kisses him again.

               
                                     JACK
                         No, no. not like this, not like...Carter! 
                         What's gotten into you?
 
               
               
               
               He grabs her and get's her on the floor

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         It's about time you saw a doctor, Doctor.
 
                         
               
               
               
               Infirmary.

               
               Sam is strapped to a bed

               
                                     JANET
                         Keep her from hurting herself until 
                         the sedatives take effect.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Is this pretty much what Johnson has?
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         a look.
 
               
               Janet leads Jack down to some cells.

               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         the Stargate.
 
               
               Johnson is in one of the cells. He seems to be turning into one 
               of the touched.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Notice the swelling of the brow ridge? 
                         Some are even developing new follicle 
                         growth.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Any idea what's causing it?

               
                                     JANET
                         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

               
                                     JANET
                         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.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You think Carter has the same thing?
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         be flattered.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, yeah. I'm honored.

               
               Daniel enters the control room. He walks over to Jack

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack! There you are. Going on the Internet 
                         to do a little research on Australopithecus, 
                         and wow, what happened to you?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, I got in a little wrestling match 
                         with Carter.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Why?

               
                                     JACK
                         I guess she's got whatever Johnson's 
                         got. Had to drag her off to the infirmary.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         What, did she start a fight with you, 
                         like Johnson did with Teal'c?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         No, she, tried to seduce me.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh. You poor man.

               
                                     JACK
                         No, it wasn't like that. She was like 
                         a wild animal. She was nuts.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, is she all right? I should go 
                         see her.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Why?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What do you mean, 'why?' Because I care 
                         about her.
 
               
               
               
               Jack grabs him

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         You care about her? What's that mean?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         It means I care about her, she's my 
                         friend. Now let.... go!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         She's not yours to care about.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         What the hell are you talking about?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm talking about Samantha. You just 
                         stay away from her, okay?
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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

               
                                     AIRMAN
                         Security! Get in here!

               
               Jack is punching Daniel. Some men pull him off.

               
                                     TECH
                         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 
               taken.
 
               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         We've managed to isolate an organism 
                         in the victims' bloodstreams.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Organism? Like a parasite?

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         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.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         That why they act like animals?

               
                                     JANET
                         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.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Exactly. On Earth.That would explain 
                         the Touched.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Beg your pardon?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That is what the primitives were called 
                         on P3X-797. The Touched.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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?
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         Sothe question is, why haven't you and 
                         Mr. Teal'c come down with the symptoms?
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Mr. Teal'c, Teal'c's symbiote probably 
                         protects him.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         That would be likely.

               
                                     JANET
                         Well what about you, Dr. Jackson?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Well, that beats me. You're the doctor, 
                         Doctor. Maybe I have a natural immunity.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps you will develop symptoms later.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Thank you for the moral support.

               
                                     JANET
                         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.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         Are you saying we could have brought 
                         a new plague to this planet?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Yes, sir, that's exactly what I'm saying.
 
                         
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         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.
 
               
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He is going to damage himself.

               
                                     JANET
                         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.

               
                                     JANET
                         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

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         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

               
                                     JANET
                         Good news, General.

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         I could use some of that about now. 
                         What is it?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         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.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Perhaps we should ask the Untouched 
                         how they avoid contracting the disease.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Maybe they know something we don't.
 
                         
               
                                     JANET
                         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.
 
               
                                     HAMMOND
                         All right. Either of you know how to 
                         draw blood? Doctor, teach them. You 
                         go through in half an hour. Gear up.
 
                         
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Wait! Wait! Just the two of us?

               
                                     HAMMOND
                         You're immune! I don't know anyone else 
                         who is!
 
               
               
               
               Teal'c and Daniel get ready to go through the gate

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Do not worry, Daniel Jackson. The Touched 
                         were easily frightened by your loud 
                         Earth weapons. We can easily subdue 
                         them.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         That's easy for you to say.

               
               
               
               Daniel and Teal'c are walking through the trees, when they come 
               across the young woman
 
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Teal'c!

               
                                     DANIEL
                         It's Melosha. She's alive.

               
               Melosha is now one of the touched

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It appears she is afflicted.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         So they just dump her out here?.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         We dump them in a small room.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         To protect them.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         To protect everyone else. There is little 
                         difference.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         You know, you're right? They're like 
                         lepers. And the dark side's a leper 
                         colony.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What is a leper?

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Oh my God, never mind. We have to help 
                         her.
 
               
               He covers Melosha with the blanket.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Are you planning on helping me?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It is a long journey. We should leave 
                         her.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         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.
 
               
               
               
               
                                     DANIEL
                         Teal'c!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Fire your weapon! It will frighten them 
                         off!
 
               
               Teal'c continues to fire. When he turns around, Daniel and Melosha 
               are gone.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         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.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         storage rooms.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Doc... doc...

               
                                     JANET
                         Did you say something?

               
                                     JACK
                         Give, more...

               
                                     JANET
                         What? Give more what?

               
                                     JACK
                         More...

               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         violent.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Give.

               
                                     JANET
                         No. It's not safe.

               
                                     JACK
                         Give! Give.

               
                                     JANET
                         Why are you so insistent?

               
               She gives him the shot

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Must have been in a lot of pain.

               
               
               
               She heads for the door

               
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Doc!

               
                                     JANET
                         Colonel O'Neill?

               
                                     JANET
                         So you are still in there somewhere.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Dream?

               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         brain damage.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         What? What is it?

               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         down histamine.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Experiment.

               
                                     JANET
                         What?

               
                                     JACK
                         Experiment. On me.

               
                                     JANET
                         Experiment on you?No, sir, I can't do 
                         that.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Use me.

               
               Back on the planet, and Teal'c walks into the temple

               
               
               
                                     TUPLO
                         Welcome back, my Lord. Where are your 
                         friends?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         My friends are ill because of this place.
 
                         
               
                                     LEEDORA
                         They have joined the Touched.

               
                                     TUPLO
                         They were cursed by the hilk'sha.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         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 
                         him.
 
               
                                     TUPLO
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He does not have the disease. He is 
                         immune. He is not cursed.
 
               
                                     TUPLO
                         Then by now, he is gone.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He had your daughter with him.

               
                                     TUPLO
                         Melosha is dead.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         No. She is out there. On the dark side. 
                         I have seen her. Help me retrieve her 
                         and my friend.
 
               
                                     TUPLO
                         She is among the Touched. She can no 
                         longer function amongst us. Therefore, 
                         she is dead.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         She is not dead.

               
                                     TUPLO
                         If I believed otherwise, do you not 
                         think I would help my own daughter?
 
                         
               
                                     LEEDORA
                         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.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         How can you be so without heart?

               
                                     TUPLO
                         I must ask you to leave.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         If you will not help me find my friend, 
                         then I must have a sample of your blood.
 
                         
               
                                     LEEDORA
                         Our blood?

               
                                     TUPLO
                         Blood is our lifeforce.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I assure you it will cause you no harm.
 
                         
               
                                     LEEDORA
                         I cannot abide this one in my presence 
                         any longer!
 
               
                                     TUPLO
                         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.
 
               
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         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

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Thank God you're back.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         What happened to Captain Carter?

               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         rooms.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I have retrieved the blood sample you 
                         requested.
 
               
                                     JANET
                         Good work, Mr. Teal'c.

               
               Teal'c goes to Jack's cell

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Colonel O'Neill.

               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am afraid I lost Daniel Jackson on 
                         the dark side of the planet. I am sorry.
 
                         
               
               Fraiser enters

               
                                     JANET
                         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.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         How does this help us?

               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         in them.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         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?
 
               
                                     JANET
                         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.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Explain.

               
                                     JANET
                         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.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Does this mean you have a cure?

               
                                     JANET
                         We have to try mega-doses of chloropheniramine 
                         malleate on someone and see if it works.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Me.

               
                                     JANET
                         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 
                         sure.
 
               
               Janet injects him with the antidote

               
               
               
                                     JANET
                         Now all we can do is wait. You'd better 
                         lock him up again.
 
               
               
               
               Some time later. Jack is banging on the cell door.

               
                                     JACK
                         Teal'c! Doc! Open the door! Teal'c!
 
                         
               
               Teal'c opens the small panel

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Colonel O'Neill?

               
                                     JACK
                         Lucy, I'm home!

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am not Lucy.

               
                                     JACK
                         I know that. It's a reference to an 
                         old TV.... Never mind. Open the door.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I will summon the doctor.

               
                                     JACK
                         No, come on. I'm fine. I'm back to being 
                         myself. Just open up.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I cannot be certain that you are back 
                         to being yourself. You referred to me 
                         as Lucy.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, for crying out loud, will you just 
                         open the door?
 
               
               He opens the door

               
                                     JACK
                         This stuff works. Let's go find Doc.
 
                         
               The teams are in the gateroom. Darts containing the antidote 
               are given out
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron three, encoded!

               
               Hammond is in the control room

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron four, encoded.

               
                                     JANET
                         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.
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron five, encoded!

               
                                     JANET
                         Good luck.

               
                                     JACK
                         Thanks, Doc.

               
                                     SAM
                         Are we going to try to tranq all of 
                         the Touched?
 
               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron six, encoded!

               
                                     JACK
                         Just the ones that get in the way of 
                         us finding Daniel. We'll leave the rest 
                         for the Untouched.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You think he's still alive?

               
                                     HARRIMAN
                         Chevron seven, locked!

               
                                     JACK
                         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.
 
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Guess the antihistamine wore off.

               
               They begin firing the darts, leaving Daniel until last.

               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, you dog. Keep this up, you'll 
                         have a girl on every planet.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         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

               
               
               
                                     TUPLO
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     LEEDORA
                         You must not bring the Touched among 
                         us!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Just hear us out, please?

               
                                     SAM
                         We found a cure. And we can bring back 
                         Melocia.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         And your father.

               
                                     TUPLO
                         Put him in the isolation circle. We 
                         will hear you.
 
               
               Daniel is placed on the cushions

               
                                     TUPLO
                         Let him pass.

               
               
               
               The others, talk around the table.

               
                                     TUPLO
                         If you are not gods, how did you destroy 
                         the curse?
 
               
                                     JACK
                         As we've been saying, Tuplo, it's not 
                         a curse. It's a disease.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         A sickness.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Jack!

               
                                     JACK
                         There's our boy.

               
               Daniel sits up

               
                                     DANIEL
                         Where are we?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The light side of P3X-797.

               
                                     DANIEL
                         I thought we were going to give it a 
                         better name.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         He's back. He's normal.

               
                                     LEEDORA
                         Explain.

               
                                     SAM
                         We know how to lift the curse.

               
                                     TUPLO
                         How? If you are not gods...

               
                                     JACK
                         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
 
               
                                     LEEDORA
                         Father!

               
                                     MAN
                         Oh

               
               Tuplo goes over to Melosha and then kneels before Jack

               
                                     TUPLO
                         You have done it, my lord. Thank you.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We'll teach you how to take care of 
                         the rest.
 
               
               
               
               Sam walks with Jack

               
               
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir?

               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah?

               
                                     SAM
                         About my earlier behavior.I wasn't myself, 
                         and....
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, Carter, I don't even remember your 
                         earlier behavior.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         You don't?

               
                                     JACK
                         No, I was infected too, remember?

               
                                     SAM
                         Right! Good, I'm, I'm glad.

               
                                     JACK
                         By the way, how's the wound?

               
                                     SAM
                         Wound?

               
                                     JACK
                         I understand you got stabbed in the 
                         stomach?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Oh, yeah, that was nothing. With any 
                         luck, there won't even be a scar.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, good. I was concerned.f

               
                                     SAM
                         You were?

               
                                     JACK
                         Sure. If it doesn't heal properly, you'll 
                         never wear that sweet little tank top 
                         number again.
 
               
               
               
               THE END
               
               
               
               
               

The Broca Divide



Writers :   Jonathan Glassner
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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