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Cameron is damaged by Sarkissian's attack and the Connors are forced to go on the run. Agent Ellison and Charley Dixon compare notes, while Cromartie believes Ellison can lead him to Sarah. Meanwhile, ZeiraCorp CEO Catherine Weaver initiates Project Babylon.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 3T7301
Airdate: Monday September 08th, 2008
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm


Alternate Airdates:

UK (channel one) Oct 23, 2008
NL (Veronica) Sep 10, 2009

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (59 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
James Urbaniak
As Sarkissian
Recurring
Carlos Sanz
As Priest
Recurring
Max Perlich
As Walsh
Recurring
Shane Edelman
As Matt Murch
Recurring
Dean Winters
As Charley Dixon
Recurring
Roger Guenveur Smith
As Sac Federici
Marcus Chait
As Justin Tuck

Co-Guest Stars
Sandra Purpuro
As Agent Norgaard
Noemi Amarilla
As TV Field Reporter
Main Cast
Lena Headey
As Sarah Connor
Thomas Dekker
As John Connor
Summer Glau
As Cameron Phillips
Brian Austin Green
As Derek Reese
Garret Dillahunt
As Cromartie / John Henry
Shirley Manson
As Catherine Weaver
Richard T. Jones
As James Ellison

Recap

The episode begins after the car bomb explosion outside the Connor home. Cameron has been damaged, and her chip is malfunctioning, but she proceeds slowly inside. Sarkissian and a confederate capture both Sarah and John and bind their hands. While his companion searches the house for the computer hard drive that John retrieved from Sarkissian's computer, Sarkissian himself begins beating Sarah. The companion finds the drive and starts to light a cigarette when Cameron arrives attacks. In the short fight, the lighter falls to the floor, and sets the house on fire. Cameron ignores this and proceeds upstairs. When she arrives, Sarah and John have overcome Sarkissian who lies dead on the floor. Cameron's malfunctioning chip identifies John as a target and she takes aim to kill him before an explosion from below stops her. As she recovers, Sarah and John escape by leaping out the window...

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Episode Notes
This is the first episode with no voiceover from Sarah Connor.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Shirley MansonSamson and DelilahStart of episode


Episode Quotes
Sarah: Can you walk?
John: Yeah.
Sarah: Good, because we've got to run.

Cameron: Do you believe in the Resurrection?
Sarah: What?
Cameron: The story of Jesus Christ. The Resurrection, do you believe in it?
Sarah: Would you, if you've seen what I've seen?
Cameron: Faith isn't part of my programming.
Sarah: Yeah well, I'm not sure it's part of mine either.

Charley: What are you looking for?
Derek: It's a piece of tech, it's called the Turk. It's another computer, it's a program.
Charley: What's it do?
Derek: Right now, it plays a mean game of chess. Couple of years, it's gonna get really pissed off, blow up the world.

Derek: So what are you gonna do when you find them?
Charley: Do?
Derek: Join the team? Think she's gonna go with you or let you take care of her, cause it's not gonna happen. She left you at the altar for a reason.

Catherine: (to Walsh) Computers are obedient to a fault. Do you know what's extremely rare in the world of computers? Finding one, that will cross against the light (speaking of the Turk)

Cameron: (to John) Listen to me, I don't want to go. I'm sorry, that wasn't me. I'm fixed now, I ran a test! Everything's perfect. You can trust me!
Sarah: John Connor!
Cameron: I love you!, I love you please. I love you John and you love me!

Sarah: What she said back there... everything she said, it was a trick, you know that right? They don't feel anything, they don't have feelings. They don't know love.
John: I know that, Mom.

Cameron: Are you here to kill me, John?
John: Are you here to kill me?
Cameron: No.
John: Promise.
Cameron: Promise.

Cameron: Do you believe in the Resurrection?
Sarah: What?
Cameron: The story of Jesus Christ. The Resurrection, do you believe in it?
Sarah: Would you if you'd seen what I've seen?
Cameron: Faith isn't part of my programming.
Sarah: Well I'm not sure it's part of mine either.

Cameron: (to Sarah) Don't let him do that again. If I ever go bad again, don't let him bring me back.

Ellison: I'll never lead you to her. So if that is why you left me alive, you might as well kill me right now. I'll never do the devil's work.
Cromartie: We'll see.

Catherine: Sorry I piss you off Mr. Tuck. The feeling's mutual.



Episode Goofs
When Laszlo's body was found after the FBI raid, it should have shown signs of decomposing for some time.



Cultural References
Several scenes are similar to the 1991 movie, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

- Car crash in the LA storm drain sytems
- Cameron trying to force Sarah to call for John
- Sarah trying to convince John to destroy an extracted Terminator chip
- A T1000 series Terminator killing a human using its finger through the head



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAndrew Vajna  |  Mario Kassar  |  James Middleton  |  Joel Michaels  |  Josh Friedman (1)  |  John Wirth
Co-Executive ProducerNatalie Chaidez  |  Toni Graphia
Supervising ProducerJohn Enbom
ProducerJill Lopez Danton
Co-ProducerDrew Matich  |  Hilton Smith  |  Zack Stentz  |  Ashley Edward Miller
Production DesignerMarek Dobrowolski
EditorHeather MacDougall
CastingGayle Pillsbury  |  Bonnie Zane
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
First Assistant DirectorGlenn Steelman
Second Assistant DirectorJessica Lowrey
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerAmanda Friedland
HairstylistKetty Gonzalez
Set DecoratorRyan Welsch
Property MasterScott A. Buckwald
Production CoordinatorEric Matsumoto
Supervising Sound EditorJon Mete
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyStephen Collins (2)
Stunt CoordinatorJoel Kramer
Sound MixerCharles Kelly
Special Makeup Effects ArtistRobert Hall (1)
Visual Effects SupervisorJames Lima
Special Effects SupervisorSteve Galich
Original CastingSarah Katzman  |  Lisa Beach
Post SupervisorChristopher J. Ray
Second Unit DirectorJoel Kramer
Based On Characters Created ByGail Anne Hurd  |  James Cameron
Makeup ArtistHarriette Landau
DeveloperJosh Friedman (1)
 
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