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Riley's death brings changes. Sarah decides it is time to leave. John is not convinced of Cameron's guilt. Jesse remembers an important mission aboard the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x18
Production Number: 3T7318
Airdate: Friday March 13th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (channel one) Apr 02, 2009


Guest Stars
Busy PhilippsBusy Philipps
As Kacy Corbin
Theo RossiTheo Rossi
As Lieutenant Dietz
Mackenzie Brooke SmithMackenzie Brooke Smith
As Savannah Weaver
Chad ColemanChad Coleman
As Queeg
Chris Ellis (1)Chris Ellis (1)
As Hayes
Stephanie Chaves-JacobsenStephanie Chaves-Jacobsen
As Jesse Flores
Drew RauschDrew Rausch
As Rick Grieco

Co-Guest Stars
Yuri LowenthalYuri Lowenthal
As Garvin
Gregg PerrieGregg Perrie
As Aaron
Erin FlemingErin Fleming
As Goodnow
Krishna ColeKrishna Cole
As Blake
Main Cast
Lena HeadeyLena Headey
As Sarah Connor
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
As John Connor
Summer GlauSummer Glau
As Cameron Phillips
Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green
As Derek Reese
Garret DillahuntGarret Dillahunt
As Cromartie / John Henry
Shirley MansonShirley Manson
As Catherine Weaver
Leven RambinLeven Rambin
As Riley Dawson
Richard T. JonesRichard T. Jones
As James Ellison


Jesse zips Riley's corpse into a bag and remembers.....

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Episode Notes
The "different kind of mission" that Derek tells Jesse about is probably the mission where he and three others were sent to the past.

Skynet uses submarines to patrol the Earth's oceans.

Episode Quotes
visual: Cameron disturbs a bird that flies away.
Cameron: Goodbye bird. There's a 51 percent chance I wouldn't have killed you.

John: Was it you? Did you kill her?
Cameron: What if I did?
John: Don't play games with me. I need the truth.
Cameron: I didn't kill her.
John: I wanna believe you.
Cameron: Believe me.
John: Sometimes you lie to me.
Cameron: Yes. I do, but I'm not lying now. I am sorry.
John: You're sorry. For what?
Cameron: For your loss.
John: I really wish I could believe that too.

Derek: John's...girlfriend is dead.
Jesse Flores: Oh.
Derek: Cyborg did it.
Jesse Flores: You know that for sure?
Derek: Who else could it be?
Jesse Flores: What are you gonna do?
Derek: About the metal?
Jesse Flores: What are you gonna do? Because you can't kill her, Derek.
Derek: What?
Jesse Flores: That's not something you can do. He has to make that decision on his own.
Derek: You've really thought this through.
Jesse Flores: No. But I think about it. Just like you do.

Jesse Flores: (to Queeg) I got a question, why are we three hundred miles off course?

visual: John enters the shed and sees Sarah has discovered the spare Terminator parts.
John: We were using it for research. To find out what makes them...
Sarah: Don't! John, just don't. Don't make excuses for her. Don't cover for her.
John: I knew about the parts.
Sarah: I'm not talking about the parts. I'm talking about Riley.
John: Well there's nothing to talk about, is there? Because Riley's dead.
Sarah: How do you think that happened?
John: I don't know. I'm gonna figure it out, though.
Sarah: You know, John. We both know.
John: No. Cameron didn't do it.
Sarah: How can you say that? How can you be so sure?
John: Because I'm sure. And I know her. And she told me.
Sarah: She told you. Just like she told you she destroyed every part we ever captured. Just like she tells us what she does every night when we go to sleep, when she comes back in the morning she's covered in cuts and bruises. (looks down until Sarah lifts his chin up) Hey, just like she told you she loved you.
John: (slams the table) You don't know anything!

John Henry: Did you have fun playing the game Mr. Ellison?
James: No John Henry, I did not.
John Henry: Why not?
James: Because what you did made me very very angry.
John Henry: I don't understand.
James: You kept a secret.
John Henry: Is it wrong to keep a secret?
James: The secret you kept could have harmed Savannah. What if we couldn't have found her? What if she'd fallen from the roof and died?
John Henry: Then she wouldn't be alive anymore, and her life is important. Human life is sacred.
James: If she had died, it would have been your fault.
John Henry: (whispers) My fault?
James: Because you were the only one who knew where she was. And you made a choice not to tell. It was the wrong choice.

Jesse Flores: Derek?
Derek: I'm thinking about Riley. What the cyborg did to her.
Jesse Flores: It's a terrible thing. But ummm, if John realizes what the metal is, what it really does, maybe some good can come of it. Maybe you can help him see that.
Derek: Good? An innocent kid is dead. Because that metal bitch murdered her in cold blood, no good comes out of that. None. Not ever.
Jesse Flores: You're a good man.

visual: Cameron enters the shed where Sarah is burning the Terminator parts.
Sarah: I had planned on waiting for you with Derek's sniper rifle. Pull the trigger. Solved about fifty percent of my problems. One shot. Do you know how bad I'd have felt?
Cameron: Very bad?
Sarah: Not bad at all. But I know someone who would have felt bad. Someone who would never forgive me if I had done that. I don't know what to do with you. You know what the stakes are. And you know why we're here. You know what this means. And yet here I stand, burning what's left of an endoskeleton that I thought we had burned months ago.
Cameron: I needed spare parts.
Sarah: I don't care what you need because this is not about you.
Cameron: No, it's not about me. It's about John. You're concerned for his safety.
Sarah: You bet I am.
Cameron: From Skynet. From me.
Sarah: Maybe. Maybe especially you.
Cameron: We're all a threat. We're all a threat to John. He worries about us. That makes him vulnerable. He cares.
Sarah: I am not John's problem.
Cameron: John is John's problem. Humans are the problem. There's only one way for him to be safe. That's to be alone.
Sarah: What kind of life is that?
Cameron: John's life. Someday.

Episode Goofs
While Riley lies upon the sliding shelf in the morgue, you can see her stomach move as the actress breathes.

Cultural References
Jesse Flores: I command my subjects to honor and respect him as one of our trusty shellbacks.

Jesse Flores reads from a scroll in the tradition of modern navies. The ceremony of Crossing the Line is an initiation rite in the Royal Navy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and other navies that commemorates a sailor's first crossing of the Equator.

Episode References
Sarah: (to John) Hey, just like she told you she loved you.

In episode 2x01, Samson & Delilah, John is preparing to pull the chip of a malfunctioning Cameron when she tells him she loves him in an attempt to stop him.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAndrew Vajna  |  Mario Kassar  |  James Middleton  |  Joel Michaels  |  Josh Friedman (1)  |  John Wirth
Co-Executive ProducerToni Graphia  |  Natalie Chaidez
ProducerJill Lopez Danton
Co-ProducerZack Stentz  |  Hilton Smith  |  Ashley Edward Miller  |  Jessie Ward Dugan
Production DesignerMarek Dobrowolski
EditorScott Gamzon
CastingBonnie Zane  |  Gayle Pillsbury
Unit Production ManagerHilton Smith
First Assistant DirectorJoe Lotito  |  Dan Lazarovits
Second Assistant DirectorJessica Lowrey  |  Glenn Steelman  |  Dan Lazarovits
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerAmanda Friedland
HairstylistKetty Gonzalez
Set DecoratorRyan Welsch
Location ManagerLeif Tilden
Property MasterScott A. Buckwald
Supervising Sound EditorJon Mete
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
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
Special Effects SupervisorSteve Galich
Original CastingSarah Katzman  |  Lisa Beach
Visual EffectsEntity Fx
Second Unit DirectorJoel Kramer
Based On Characters Created ByJames Cameron  |  Gail Anne Hurd
Makeup ArtistHarriette Landau
DeveloperJosh Friedman (1)
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