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An episode from Stargate SG-1
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Captain Carter is threatened by Turghan, chieftain of the Thoughai.
Episode Nb Season 1
Episode 04
Directed by Jeff Woolnough
Written by Katharyn Powers
Produced by Ron French
Director of photography Peter F. Woeste
Original air date (1997-08-08)  USA: August 8, 1997
(1998-04-22)  UK: April 22, 1998
Length 42'24"
Guest starring
Episode chronology
Précédent "The Enemy Within" "The Broca Divide" Suivant
Episode title card
An alien civilization is forced to reconsider their views on women when Carter rebels against their social customs.
"Emancipation" is the 4th episode of Stargate SG-1 Season 1.


Story development

Planets: P3X-595 • Simarka
Races: People of the desert • People of the river • Shavadai • Toughai
Locations: Sea of Ogada • Simarka's ruined temple
Miscellaneous: Anesthetic • Genghis Khan • Shavadai anesthetic



  • SG-1 arrive on a new planet, finding what seems to be an ancient ruined temple. Colonel O'Neill orders SG-1 to move on for "safety".
  • Later, in a meadow, O'Neill uses binoculars to check the surroundings, with no evidence of life around. Suddenly, Captain Carter hears some barkings. Then a young boy appears at the top a hill, running, and chased by four dogs.
  • When the boy is caught and bitten by the dogs, O'Neill uses his handgun to scare them away. Then O'Neill tries to communicate with the boy who definitely speaks a fluent English. He introduces himself, Abu from the Shavadai, is happy to see that SG-1 are from the Sea of Ogada (as O'Neill let him believe), but takes fright when he sees Carter coming back to the group; "She's a woman".
  • At the top of the hill, three men on horses arrive. While Daniel Jackson notices that they have Mongol type, Abu urges SG-1 to leave with Carter. Yet it is too late as the men threaten SG-1 with swords, bows and arrows when they see "the woman".

Act 1

  • O'Neill fires in the air with his sidearm, scaring the three men. At the top of the hill, a more aged man riding a horse joins the group. This man is Abu's father, fearing that his son was dead since he wasn't back. Abu explain SG1's rescue against the dogs. The man asks about the way to welcome strangers. One of them points out Carter, she is a "woman".

Act 2

Act 3

Act 4



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