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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep

Sarah cannot sleep well due to guilt over killing the man at the factory. She enters a sleep clinic and finds more than just simple therapy.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x16
Production Number: 3T7316
Airdate: Friday February 27th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (channel one) Mar 19, 2009
NL (Veronica) Nov 05, 2009


Guest Stars
Ned BellamyNed Bellamy
As Ed Winston
Julie Ann EmeryJulie Ann Emery
As Nurse Hobson

Co-Guest Stars
Manny MontanaManny Montana
As Hector
Sashen NaickerSashen Naicker
As Night Tech
Main Cast
Lena HeadeyLena Headey
As Sarah Connor
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
As John Connor
Summer GlauSummer Glau
As Cameron Phillips


Sarah is investigating a lead that takes her to an industrial park to a company that supplies metal and equipment to Desert Heat & Air. She calls John to have him research the ownership of the company. She is starting to break in when she hears a noise. She looks around and sees a coyote. The coyote stares back at her and while she is preoccupied, a man in a ski mask sneaks up behind her and tazes her...

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Episode Notes
Information screen on Sarah Connor when John access the computer in the secure room:

The text is just copied directly from Wikipedias article on Insomnia. It can both be compared to confirm it, but the more obvious hints are the links to the footnotes, and even an [edit] can be seen in the middle of the text.

John Connor was born via emergency Caesarean section.

Episode Quotes
Cameron: Scrambled or hard-boiled?
John: Uh, scrambled.
Cameron: You need a carbohydrate that makes up at least fifteen percent of your daily allowance. (Cameron adds pancakes to John's plate)
John: Those won't be as good as yours. (John and Cameron smile at each other)
Sarah: You made pancakes?
Cameron: I added a teaspoon of vanilla to your recipe.
Sarah: I don't have a recipe.
Cameron: The recipe on the box.

Sarah: This was a mistake. (referring to the sleep clinic)
John: No, this... this is necessary. Mom, you're useless like this. Look at yourself, you haven't slept in two weeks, you fell down the stairs. If you don't take care of yourself, something worse might happen. You need to get better. I need you to get better. Don't forget, (John looks at Cameron) you're not her. Please, get some sleep.

Ed Winston: Lady, you're insane. Why would anyone blow up their own factory?
Sarah: To hide what you were building.
Ed Winston: And what was that?
Sarah: The end.

Cameron: What's it like to dream?
John: Oh... Umm... It's sorta like you're in a play or a movie, and it looks real and it feels real.
Cameron: How do you know it's not real?
John: Sometimes you don't.

John: (talking about Sarah killing Winston) You did what you had to do, you defended yourself.
Sarah: I'm not supposed to defend myself, I'm supposed to defend you.

Sarah: (pointing a gun at Ed Winston) You're real! You're real! You're real!

Cultural References
Dana: (to Sarah) It's a dreamcatcher, it's supposed to catch nightmares.

A dreamcatcher is a hand crafted object made by Native Americans that allows good dreams to filter through the weaving but catch the bad dreams.

Dana: I ran into nurse Ratched in the hallway.

Nurse Ratched was a character in the 1975 film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Episode References
Sarah: (to Ed Winston in her dream) You're dead, I killed you.

In episode 2x13, Earthlings Welcome Here, Sarah killed Winston in a struggle while investigating a lead.

During Sarah's dreams, her fear of Cameron seducing John and influencing his destiny are manifested with John and Cameron smiling coyly at each other over a private joke about pancakes, and when John sees Cameron parading around in skimpy underwear.

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  |  Hilton Smith  |  Ashley Edward Miller  |  Zack Stentz
Production DesignerMarek Dobrowolski
EditorHeather MacDougall
CastingGayle Pillsbury  |  Bonnie Zane
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
First Assistant DirectorJoe Lotito
Second Assistant DirectorDan Lazarovits
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerAmanda Friedland
HairstylistKetty Gonzalez
Set DecoratorRyan Welsch
Property MasterScott A. Buckwald
Supervising Sound EditorJon Mete
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyStephen Collins (2)
Stunt CoordinatorJoel Kramer
Art DirectorMatthew C. Jacobs
Sound MixerRichard Mercado
Special Makeup Effects ArtistRobert Hall (1)
Visual Effects SupervisorJames Lima
Transportation CaptainRod Bearden
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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