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Cameron starts experiencing another malfunction and loses her memory. She ends up at a shelter where a counselor helps her remember disturbing events. Ellison makes a decision about Catherine Weaver's job offer after first digging into her past.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: 3T7304
Airdate: Monday September 29th, 2008

Director: Charles Beeson
Writer: Toni Graphia

Alternate Airdates:

UK (channel one) Nov 13, 2008
NL (Veronica) Sep 24, 2009


Guest Stars
Busy PhilippsBusy Philipps
As Kacy Corbin
Leah PipesLeah Pipes
As Jody
Jillian ArmenanteJillian Armenante
As Rita
Fay WolfFay Wolf
As Agent Lila Ellison
Mackenzie Brooke SmithMackenzie Brooke Smith
As Savannah Weaver
Jon HuertasJon Huertas
As Trevor

Co-Guest Stars
Garvin FunchesGarvin Funches
As Police Officer
Enrico NataleEnrico Natale
As Customer
Roberto SanchezRoberto Sanchez
As Desk Sergeant
Jeff LeafJeff Leaf
As Helmut
Ralph Cole, Jr.Ralph Cole, Jr.
As Male Prostitute
Amy TolskyAmy Tolsky
As Housewife
Ali ChenAli Chen
As Secretary
Laura LeyvaLaura Leyva
As Doctor
Ace GibsonAce Gibson
As Slacker
Jessica MakinsonJessica Makinson
As Woman/Mrs. Young
Ray ConchadoRay Conchado
As Security Guard
Main Cast
Lena HeadeyLena Headey
As Sarah Connor
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
As John Connor
Summer GlauSummer Glau
As Cameron Phillips
Shirley MansonShirley Manson
As Catherine Weaver
Richard T. JonesRichard T. Jones
As James Ellison


The episode begins with a flash forward into the future where Cameron is fleeing some unknown danger. She manages to get outside into the rubble of the city that Skynet has created where she is captured...

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Episode Notes
Cameron's original alias was Alison Young.

Alison's father was an architect, her mother was a music teacher and she had a sister. Alison's birthday was July 22.

Episode Quotes
Kacy: It's a boy you know?
Sarah: A boy is good.
Kacy: I hate being trapped in bed, feeling like there's nothing I can do. I mean if you can't protect them when they're still inside you, how can you ever protect them?

Ellison: Are you saying that machines make better decisions than humans?
Catherine: What I think is that in certain, extreme conditions, even the most calm and careful of men panic. Help me find this machine Agent. You and I will take it apart piece by piece. I'm not sure what we'll find, but I doubt we'll find evil.

Lila: You're leaving the bureau?
Ellison: It's just an offer, Lila.
Lila: You're not wearing your cross.
Ellison: How do you know?
Lila: The way you're carrying yourself.

Cameron: (to Alison in the future) They're going to kill you. They're going to kill every one of you, they'll hunt you down until every human is gone and you're extinct.
Alison: Why are we having this conversation?
Cameron: Because some of us don't want that, some of us want peace. You were chosen Alison, not just by John Connor, by us. Tell me where his camp is.

John: Did you kill her?
Cameron: (Jody gasps) Apparently not.

Episode Goofs
When Sarah called John, they did not use the security code. e.g. "Eighteen November". Instead, John simply answered the call with "Hey" and Sarah replied with "Hey".

Episode References
Cameron: That was my last get out of jail free.
John: Damn right.

Cameron is referring to her previous malfunction in episode 2x01, Samson & Delilah.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAndrew Vajna  |  John Wirth  |  Josh Friedman (1)  |  Joel Michaels  |  James Middleton  |  Mario Kassar
Co-Executive ProducerToni Graphia  |  Natalie Chaidez
ProducerJill Lopez Danton
Co-ProducerJessie Ward Dugan  |  Zack Stentz  |  Ashley Edward Miller  |  Hilton Smith
Production DesignerMarek Dobrowolski
EditorHeather MacDougall
CastingGayle Pillsbury  |  Bonnie Zane
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
First Assistant DirectorJoe Lotito
Second Assistant DirectorHillary Schwartz
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerAmanda Friedland
HairstylistKetty Gonzalez
Set DecoratorRyan Welsch
Property MasterScott A. Buckwald
Supervising Sound EditorJon Mete
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
Director of PhotographyStephen Collins (2)
Stunt CoordinatorJoel Kramer
Art DirectorScott Meehan
Sound MixerCharles Kelly
Special Makeup Effects ArtistRobert Hall (1)
Visual Effects SupervisorJames Lima
Chief Lighting TechnicianJono Kouzouyan
Special Effects SupervisorSteve Galich
Original CastingSarah Katzman  |  Lisa Beach
Second Unit DirectorJoel Kramer
Based On Characters Created ByGail Anne Hurd  |  James Cameron
Makeup ArtistHarriette Landau
DeveloperJosh Friedman (1)
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