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Sarah breaks into Ellison's apartment looking for clues to the missing Terminator hand, but finds more than she bargained for. Cameron joins a ballet class to track down the missing Russian chess master.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 3T6855
Airdate: Monday February 25th, 2008

Director: Charles Beeson
Writer: Toni Graphia

Alternate Airdates:

Finland Dec 22, 2008
NL (Veronica) Sep 03, 2009

Special Guest Stars
Bruce DavisonBruce Davison
As Dr. Peter Silberman

Guest Stars
Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green
As Derek Reese
Mark IvanirMark Ivanir
As Dimitri Shipkoff
Angela GotsAngela Gots
As Maria
Traber BurnsTraber Burns
As Chief of Staff

Co-Guest Stars
Mark BloomMark Bloom
As FBI Evidence Clerk
Alex VeadovAlex Veadov
As Russian Man
Ron ButlerRon Butler
As Social Worker
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 Cameron dressed as a motorcycle cop, breaking into a power plant. She disables one of the turbine, causing a power outage at a the central LA police station. She enters during the confusion of evacuation and proceeds to the evidence storage area. She goes through the evidence collected for the Andy Goode murder, but doesn't find what she is looking for. The last person to sign the log sheet was FBI Agent Ellison. Cameron delivers the bad news that the FBI now has the missing hand from the Terminator. Sarah recommends that John miss school to help retrieve it, but John demurs, noting that absence from school gets him on the radar...

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Episode Notes
Summer Glau trained as a ballerina before becoming an actress.

Cameron was able to stop a turbine at the power plant by sticking her hand into it, without breaking her skin or other damage.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Frédéric ChopinNocturne in C-sharp minor 

Episode Quotes
Derek: Put the machine on it, she'll find him.
Sarah: I know, it's what they do.

Sarah: (when Cameron comes home dressed as a cop) And somewhere in the city a naked cop bleeds in an alley.

Ellison: I'd love to talk to any other staff that was here when she escaped.
Chief of Staff: Unfortunately there's no one left.
Ellison: Not even a janitor?
Chief of Staff: How long would you work here if you could find another job?

Derek: You're making a mistake.
Sarah: How's that?
Derek: The machine's gotta go.
Sarah: This morning you had me sending her out to do our dirty work.
Derek: Dirty work is all they're good for. Don't let yourself think that you can train them like a pet, 'cause it will be the last thing that you think.
Sarah: John...
Derek: John doesn't know everything.
Sarah: You should be resting.
Derek: They never rest.

Dr. Silberman: Tell me, do you believe in the apocalypse, agent?
Ellison: Yeah, uhhm. I've read Revelations.
Dr. Silberman: Could it be that, the apocalypse in the Book and the predictions of Sarah Connor are one and the same?
Ellison: Umm, I suppose it's possible.

Dr. Silberman: Its a good thing you told me about this. (referring to the Terminator hand)
Ellison: I told you, I'm on your side.
Dr. Silberman: I wish that were true.
Ellison: What does that mean?
Dr. Silberman: Do you know what would happen if the wrong people got a hold of this? I can't let you stop her.
Ellison: She's dead.
Dr. Silberman: So was Jesus, once.

Sarah: The date on the tape, June 8th 1997, do you know that date?
John: I do now. It is the date you gave up being my mother.

Derek: You might have fooled them but not me. I know you.
Cameron: I know you too.

Episode Goofs
Sarah tells John that the date on the tape was June 8, 1997. The events depicted on the tape were part of the feature film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which took place in 1995.

Cultural References
Dr. Silberman: He came down the hall, it was a large man, I thought it was a man until he through the guard through the window like a rag doll.

This soliloquy is one of several references made in this episode to the 1991 movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The events of the movie precede in the timeline this series.

Episode References
Cameron: The hand, I couldn't acquire it.
Sarah: Why not.
Cameron: The FBI has it.

Cameron is referring to the hand of the Terminator she fought and disable while rescuing Derek Reese in episode 1x05, Queen's Gambit.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAndrew Vajna  |  Josh Friedman (1)  |  John Wirth  |  Joel Michaels  |  Mario Kassar
Co-Executive ProducerToni Graphia
ProducerJill Lopez Danton  |  John Enbom
Consulting ProducerNatalie Chaidez  |  James Middleton
Associate ProducerAaron Miller (1)
Production DesignerMichael Novotny
EditorPaul Karasick
CastingBonnie Zane  |  Gayle Pillsbury
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
First Assistant DirectorGlenn Steelman
Second Assistant DirectorAdam Ben Frank
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerAmanda Friedland
HairstylistJosée Normand
Set DecoratorBryan Thetford
Property MasterScott A. Buckwald
Production CoordinatorLarissa Michel
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
Based On Characters Created ByGail Anne Hurd  |  James Cameron
Makeup ArtistHarriette Landau
DeveloperJosh Friedman (1)
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