Stargate SG-1

Season 4 Episode 5

Divide and Conquer

4
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jul 28, 2000 on Syfy
8.7
out of 10
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273 votes
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Episode Summary

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During a meeting of the Tok'ra High Council, one of the SGC soldiers goes berserk and attacks them before taking his own life. It soon becomes clear that the Goa'uld have a new weapon - a mind control technique that can turn anyone into a preprogrammed assassin. SGC soon realizes that Jack and Sam may be the next programmed assassins.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Interesting

    8.0
    This is an interesting episode and tends to even try to save the bland flavor of the previous four episodes. THe SG team agrees to let the Tok'ra us a min d scanning device on them after one of earths soldiers attack the council. It's a flashback episode but it also fills in some scene holes that took place. We get a real glimpse of O'Neill's feelings for Sam and just what length he will go to in order to save her. life.moreless
  • One for the 'shippers...

    9.0
    If you like the Jack/Sam romance this is one for you. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing them get together, but I would not classify myself as a 'shipper. That said, this episode does have one genuinely touching moment, being the flashback to when Jack would not leave Sam behind in "Upgrades". Listen to the music here and you may recognize it. It was used once before in the episode "Point of View" where Jack comforts the alternate-reality Sam, who in her reality is married to Jack. That scene (the one in this episode) was particularly well composed. Also worthy of noting this is Freya/Anise's final appearance in the series, and she wears an even more revealing outfit here. Yowzas! The pacing on this episode was a little slow, but it has a great story and a fair amount of humor. It also puts to rest the Jack/Sam romance to bed for the time being. Also saddening in this episode is the death of Martouf, whom I've always thought was a good Tok'ra. An emotional episode that still manages to be humorous and even have a little action, don't miss it.moreless
  • Emotions, action and death of beloved char.. all in one episode.

    9.5
    From the very first minutes, I knew I will love this episode. I had some high hoped toward this, but I was not prepared what came - first the action on the Tok'ra council and the realizing that there is very clear threat, and then the testing and realizing what the affect is when you are find to be one of those whose mind is alerted. And then the suspect what came to O'Neill and Carter and.. oh.. it looked so dark but I never dreamt the reason would be like that. I really love the way some previous episodes do have the connections. And the way O'Neill's and Carter's "lying" was resolved - that kind of emotion.. something new and different for this serie. And then the end and Martouf - I am so sad about that char. I really liked him. That kind of kind Tok'ra, humane one.. not much.. oh.. :(moreless
  • great episode...

    9.0
    A new threat is detected when an SG member tries to kill a Tok'ra and soon the entire base has to be screened to see if there are any more assasins that were programed by the goa'uld. Sam and Jack were suspected but it turned out to me Martouf and he was killed. It was pretty sad actually when he died, but they had to do it. I love the story of this episode. It was interesting and different, for SG-1. It was great to see Sam and Jack have to admit their feelings for each other; it was really sweet. Anyways, overall great episode!moreless
  • Good episode..

    10
    I really liked this episode. It was unexpected (I can't believe Martouf died!!) and I liked the character development and interaction. The Goa'uld mind control was an interesting concept, and the fact that it was so hard to detect was nice. A lot of the Goa'uld stuff is relatively easy to notice, and to fix (other than the Goa'uld themselves). It did make me sad that Martouf is dead, but it was a good death (death by Goa'uld mind control is definitely not something you see in every show). And the interaction between O'Neill and Carter was..interesting. They had to admit their feelings for each other, which is awkward. And Carter had feelings for Martouf. All around a good episode.moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Kirsten Robek

Kirsten Robek

Lt. Astor

Guest Star

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Per'sus

Guest Star

Phillip Mitchell

Phillip Mitchell

Major Graham

Guest Star

J.R. Bourne

J.R. Bourne

Martouf/Lantash

Recurring Role

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Jack is in confinement and he and Daniel are talking, the security camera's red light does not blink for the first half of the scene. The light begins to blink half way into the scene after there is a close up of Daniel (with the camera directly behind him).

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Martouf: In 2,000 years, the Tok'ra have never bowed to Goa'uld terrorism; we will not start now.
      Freya: Either way, it is true that either way, that any of your personnel who may have encountered the Goa'uld in the last two months may have fallen victim.
      Martouf: The problem is, zatarc programming is virtually impossible to detect.
      Freya: That is not true.
      Martouf: Your method is unproven.
      Freya: It worked on one previous occasion.
      Martouf: Even that is in question.
      Freya: It is all we have right now.
      Jack: Excuse me! Do we, or do we not have a Xanax detector?

    • Freya: (after kissing Jack) Anise, my symbiote, is far more interested in Dr. Jackson on an intellectual level, but she would have to suffer.

    • (Teal'c enters the room)
      Jack: Come to say your good-byes?
      Teal'c: If there is anything you require, O'Neill...
      Jack: Another option.

    • Jack: She made a pass at me.
      Daniel: Sam?
      Jack: Anise. Freya. One of 'em.

    • Freya: We can complete the zatarc testing in time.
      Jack: And if we find more?
      Hammond: Greater things than the summit could be in jeopardy, Colonel. Proceed. Dismissed.
      (Freya gets up)
      Jack: Well, this is fun! Who's next?
      (Jack gets up and follows her)
      Freya: SG-1.
      Jack: (to himself) Do'h.

    • Hammond: This zatarc detector actually works?
      Fraiser: It's alien technology. I have no way of knowing.
      Hammond: So, we're completely in the hands of the Tok'ra.
      Fraiser: Colonel must be happy about that.

    • Freya: Otherwise healthy Tok'ra operatives suffered sudden extreme behavior episodes, each ending in suicide.
      Jack: And no red flags went up for anyone?

    • Sam: The machine thinks we have false memories, but we don't. We were lying.
      Jack: I wasn't lying.
      Sam: Okay. You left something out.
      Jack: No, I didn't.
      Sam: Sir, when you wouldn't leave me, are you sure there wasn't something else that you're not admitting?
      Jack: What are you talking about?
      Sam: Something neither one of us can admit given our working relationship, our military ranks?
      (long pause)
      Jack: Oh! Oh. That.

    • Jack: Maybe it'll help Carter. Her brain's worth a lot more than mine.

    • Jack: Apparently, the snake likes you.
      Daniel: Really? You know, I think these are the Jack O'Neill moments I'll probably miss the most.
      Jack: What?
      Daniel: What?

    • Freya: I sense that you have been made uncomfortable by my offer.
      Jack: No! no, no, it's just... well, yeah...

    • Freya: Major Graham was a Zatarc.
      Jack: A what?
      Freya: A victim of Goa'uld mind control technology.
      Daniel: A what?

    • Jack: Look, there's so many reasons why this is wrong... and weird... and uh... wrong. Did I mention wrong?

    • Freya: I originally came from a planet where people where not afraid to show their affection for someone. When we wanted to lo'masha, we...
      Jack: Excuse me?
      Freya: I believe you call it...
      Jack: Something else.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jack: Do'h.
      Jack utters this to himself after learning SG-1 is next to be tested. "D'oh" is the catchphrase of Homer Simpson, from the animated series The Simpsons. Homer says this when he injures himself, or after he does something stupid.

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