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Sarah visits Miles Dyson's widow in order to get more information about Skynet's creators. This leads her to Andy Goode, a cell phone salesman, who also invented "The Turk." Meanwhile, John and Cameron try to blend in on their first day at their new high school.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 3T6852
Airdate: Monday January 21st, 2008

Director: Paul Edwards (1)
Writer: John Wirth

Alternate Airdates:

UK (channel one) Mar 06, 2008
Finland Nov 24, 2008
DE (Pro7) Jan 26, 2009
NL (Veronica) Aug 20, 2009

Guest Stars
Brendan HinesBrendan Hines
As Andy Goode
Catherine DentCatherine Dent
As Agent Greta Simpson
Charlayne WoodardCharlayne Woodard
As Terissa Dyson
Jesse GarciaJesse Garcia
As Carlos
Kristina ApgarKristina Apgar
As Cheri Westin
Adam GodleyAdam Godley
As Dr. Alistair Fleming (The Scientist)
Bernard WhiteBernard White
As Sarah's Doctor

Co-Guest Stars
Sabrina PerezSabrina Perez
As Chola
Keith PillowKeith Pillow
As Mr. Bianchi
Floriana LimaFloriana Lima
As Franny
Bashir SalahuddinBashir Salahuddin
As Security Guard - School
Main Cast
Lena HeadeyLena Headey
As Sarah Connor
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
As John Connor
Summer GlauSummer Glau
As Cameron Phillips
Richard T. JonesRichard T. Jones
As James Ellison


The episode begins with Sarah considering, with hindsight, whether she could stop scientists that were building tools of mankind's destruction. After reviewing the paperwork gleaned from the men sent back in time, she decides to visit Terissa Dyson to get a lead on Skynet. She finds her at the cemetery where she is visiting the grave of her husband. Terissa gives Sarah a lead, Andy Goode, who was an intern at Cyberdyne and a friend of Miles Dyson..

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Episode Notes
Cameron sets off a metal detector at school, the first instance of this happening in the TV show or films.

Episode Quotes
visual: Cameron applies eyeliner
John: You're getting pretty good at that.
Cameron: Thank you.
John: Still it's not exactly brain surgery or anything. Be pretty funny if you were some sort of advanced cybernetic intelligence, yet stumped by a stick of eyeliner.
Cameron: No it's not brain surgery. It would have to be a lot sharper for brain surgery.

John: Okay, now blend in.
Cameron: Blend in.
John: Yeah, I mean don't seem like a freak. You know what I mean, right?
Cameron: Freak. Weirdo, Kook. Oddball. Crackpot. Strange duck. Queer potato. Nut. I've been reading the dictionary.
John: Yeah see, that's what I'm talking about. You do that, you sound like a freak.

John: So about the cellphone guy.
Sarah: I uh... I'm having dinner with him tonight.
John: Dinner? (laughs) You mean, like a date?
Sarah: Not a date.
Cameron: Are you going to kill him?
Sarah: Kill him? I don't know the first thing about him!

Episode Goofs
Cameron was able to perform a perfect impersonation of a human student in the pilot, and yet now she can't...
She was most likely programmed to be able to befriend John, but that was as far as her social capabilities went.

Cultural References
The title of this episode "The Turk" refers to a computer system developed to play chess. It the real world, "The Turk" was a mechanical automaton built in 1770 to play chess. It was later revealed to be a hoax and operated by a man.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAndrew Vajna  |  Mario Kassar  |  Joel Michaels  |  John Wirth  |  Josh Friedman (1)
Co-Executive ProducerToni Graphia
ProducerJohn Enbom  |  Jill Lopez Danton
Consulting ProducerJames Middleton  |  Natalie Chaidez
Associate ProducerAaron Miller (1)
Production DesignerMichael Novotny
EditorPaul Karasick
CastingBonnie Zane  |  Gayle Pillsbury
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
First Assistant DirectorNina Jack
Second Assistant DirectorAdam Ben Frank
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerAmanda Friedland
HairstylistJosée Normand
Set DecoratorBryan Thetford
Property MasterScott A. Buckwald
Script SupervisorKelly Leffler
Re-Recording MixerPeter Sullivan (3)  |  Rick Norman
Director of PhotographyBill Roe
Stunt CoordinatorJoel Kramer
Sound MixerCharles Kelly
Executive Story EditorZack Stentz  |  Ashley Edward Miller
Special Makeup Effects ArtistRobert Hall (1)
Visual Effects SupervisorJames Lima
Special Effects SupervisorSteve Galich
Original CastingLisa Beach  |  Sarah Katzman
Visual EffectsZoic Studios
Second Unit DirectorJoel Kramer
Based On Characters Created ByJames Cameron  |  Gail Anne Hurd
Makeup ArtistHarriette Landau
DeveloperJosh Friedman (1)
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