The Divide was a place between the world of the living and the dead in the 2016 movie.


After the Ghostbusters reversed the polarity of the Portal, Rowan North was pulled in after the Ghostbusters shot him in the crotch. Just as he was sucked in, he grabbed Abby Yates and took her with him. They arrived in an in-between place, the divide which bridges the world of the living with the world of the dead. Erin Gilbert tied a winch line around her and soon went in to save Abby. She shot Rowan's hand. He winced, releasing Abby from his grip. Erin grabbed Abby while Rowan passed into the world of the dead. Erin told Abby she wasn't going to leave him twice. Patty Tolan and Jillian Holtzmann pulled the line connected to the winch. Both Erin and Abby were yanked backwards, leaving the divide, and returned to the world of the living. In the process, both women's hair turned white after they reached the red zone of the Divide. Later, it was revealed that Erin and Abby wrote a book chronicling the event called "A Glimpse into the Unknown: A Journey into a Portal; Catching Sight of the Other Dimension: Discovering the Undiscoverable: A Curiosity Piqued and Peaked.".


  • The Proton Pack works normally in the Divide.
  • The scene of Erin saving Abby in the Divide was added very late into production after test screenings deemed the need to show the entire rescue to the audience.[1]


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  1. Paul Feig (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition - Filmmaker Commentary (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 01:56:43-01:56:57). Sony Pictures. Paul Feig says: "This was a sequence we added very late in the game and, uh, because just we were having trouble in the test screenings of people getting the concept of being--how they got out of the portal and also it felt like away to have this emotional moment which we originally had up top."
  2. Abby Yates (2017). IDW Comics- "Issue #1" (2017) (Comic p.20). Abby Yates says: "What if the dimensional dam is about to burst? What if we have to save the world again?"


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