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Sarah fears for her life when she discovers a lump in her breast, so she takes John to stay with Charley Dixon in a safe house. Cameron tells Derek about Jesse's miscarriage. An outside source gains access to John Henry.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x20
Production Number: 3T7319
Airdate: Friday March 27th, 2009

Director: Guy Ferland
Writer: Natalie Chaidez

Alternate Airdates:

UK (channel one) Apr 16, 2009


Guest Stars
John De VitoJohn De Vito
As Young John
Mackenzie Brooke SmithMackenzie Brooke Smith
As Savannah Weaver
Shane EdelmanShane Edelman
As Matt Murch
Dean WintersDean Winters
As Charley Dixon
Gina GallegoGina Gallego
As Dr. Martinez

Co-Guest Stars
Luisa VitorLuisa Vitor
As Receptionist
Massi FurlanMassi Furlan
As Delivery Man #2
Dominic FloresDominic Flores
As Male Nurse

Phil MorrisPhil Morris
As Miles Bennett Dyson (reference only)
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
Richard T. JonesRichard T. Jones
As James Ellison


John, Sarah, Derek and Cameron are packing the final items from the house in preparation for leaving for good. Sarah and John leave in one vehicle and Derek and Cameron in another. Derek and Cameron are stopping to pack up their storage locker and will meet Sarah and John later at their safe house in the desert...

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Episode Notes
Special Thanks to: The men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Charley Dixon dies in this episode.

When John Henry reaches for The Turk, the three red dots that Sarah has been obsessing over are there.

Episode Quotes
Sarah: How long will it take you to pack up the storage locker?
Derek: A while, some explosives that need securing.
Sarah: Make sure that you get to the safe house before night, if you haven't been there before it can be hard to find.
Derek: I can follow directions.
Sarah: Well you can also make mistakes, wouldn't want anyone else getting hurt because of them.

John: We're starting over. Whatever happened here is no one's fault.

Savannah Weaver: The ducklings are sad because they can't play. Can't you change the rules to make them happy?
John Henry: Yes. We can change the rules

John: Static. It's weird. There's some interference or something.
visual: Sarah punches him in the arm.
John: What the hell?
Sarah: Bug Slug.
John: Bug Slug? Are you serious?
Sarah: We just passed it.
John: We haven't played Bug Slug since I was like eight. And you can't just start playing without telling me.
Sarah: Fine. We're playing Bug Slug.
John: What if I don't wanna play?
Sarah: Too late, already started.
John: You feeling all right?
Sarah: I feel great.
John: You feel great. Why?
Sarah: We haven't been on the road together for a long time, that's all.
John: What's so great about it?
visual: They smile at each other.
John: Hey, just don't teach Bug Slug to Cameron. She could do some real damage.

Matt Murch: Looks like someone managed to stuff malware down the throat of the most sophisticated AI in human history.
Catherine: John Henry was infiltrated. Probed.
Matt Murch: Well, looks worse than that to me. Looks like someone out there wants to kill him.

Cameron: You put John in danger when you lied about Jesse. Sarah nearly lost her child. You've lost a child, you won't make that mistake again.
Derek: You knew her. (referring to Jesse)
Cameron: I met her once.
Derek: She never told me that.
Cameron: It seems she never told you a lot of things.

Charley Dixon: So she was from the future and you knew the whole time?
John: Not the whole time. I suspected something, just took me a while to figure it out.
Charley Dixon: You love her?
John: She was a good person. I dunno. Maybe if things were different.
Charley Dixon: Yeah, I guess you could say that...about a lot of things.
John: Say that about my whole damn life, but it's not, so what's the point?
Charley Dixon: That first week, I kept seeing her. I go to the market. She'd be there. And for a second, my heart would stop. And then I'd realize, hey that's...that's not my wife. That's just some random woman who wears her hair in a ponytail the way Michelle used to. For a while, I stopped shopping there. But, a man can only live on convenience store burritos for so long. So, I go back there now. It's getting better.
John: What kind of explosives did you rig the beach with?
Charley Dixon: Semtex.
John: Radio detonators?
Charley Dixon: Hard wire switch mounted under the dock. When the perimeter is breached, the siren goes off. I figure I got about sixty seconds to escape by boat.
John: Boat can't stop bullets.
Charley Dixon: Even if they sink it, I got a chance. Those bastards can't swim. I can.
John: Cromartie. Hell of a day, huh?

John Henry: (text on the computer screen) My God Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

John Henry: I know what it feels like, Mr. Ellison.
James: What?
John Henry: To die... then come back. To be alone.
Catherine: We had to cut you off from your network. It was for your own good.
John Henry: There is another.
James: Another what?
John Henry: One like me. Another one like me.

John: You didn't tell Derek and Cameron we were coming here, did you?
Sarah: They wouldn't understand.
John: Do they know about this place?
Sarah: No. I don't trust them anymore. Neither should you.
John: Derek made a mistake, mom. It was a human mistake.
Sarah: He could have gotten you killed.
John: Well, he didn't.
Sarah: Chose himself over you.
John: Yeah, because he loved her.
Sarah: A lot of that going around these days.
John: Is that a bad thing?
Sarah: I'm not here for Charley.
John: Okay, then why are we here?
Sarah: We're here for you. People matter, John. They're all that matter. Don't ever forget that.

John Henry: I've traced the roving back door that allowed access to my systems. It uploaded itself from one of the main T3 hubs that carry all global Internet traffic.
James: It uploaded itself?
John Henry: Yes, Mr. Ellison. It is highly sophisticated. The intelligence who designed it is far beyond you, or Mr. Murch, or any human being. Very interesting. The back door allowed the insertion of a worm program. The worm is merely code, a means by which the intelligence can invade and operate my systems remotely. Like hands and fingers. I calculate that the worm is now present in a significant percentage of the world's computer systems. The intelligence uses them.
Catherine: For what?
John Henry: It has been looking for me.
Catherine: Why?
John Henry: I share a common codebase with the worm, and therefore, the intelligence. I believe we are ... brothers.
Catherine: Explain. How is this possible?
John Henry: I found useful information in the code comments. This picture in ASCII text, and the name of the original programmer.
visual: The computer screen shows Cyberdyne logo and "Miles Dyson Technical Director Cyberdyne Systems 1997"
James: Miles Dyson.
John Henry: Miles Dyson died in 1997 in an explosion at Cyberdyne Systems. The apparent victim of Sarah Connor, a known terrorist who had escaped from Pescadaro Mental Hospital days before the incident. That was your case, Mr. Ellison, when you were at the FBI.
James: Yes. Yes, it was my case.
John Henry: You never found Sarah Connor.
James: No. I never did.
Catherine: John Henry, this intelligence, your brother, what does it want?
John Henry: He wants what we all want Ms. Weaver, to survive.

visual: Cameron rescues Derek from his captor.
Cameron: You're welcome.
Derek: Why'd you come after me?
Cameron: You know the location of the safe house. John's location. If they tortured you...
Derek: That would never happen.
Cameron: It has before.

Episode Goofs
When Cameron is running towards the van and shooting, she is unable to even hit the windshield, yet the passenger in the moving van can lean out of the window and shoot her several times in the chest. Cameron should have much more accurate aim while running than this.

The worm John Henry refers to should be compiled into binary code and not source code. Therefore the comments referred to would not be available.

Cultural References
John Henry: Miles Dyson died in 1997 in an explosion at Cyberdyne Systems. The apparent victim of Sarah Connor, a known terrorist who escaped from Pescadaro Mental Hospital days before the incident.

These events were dramatized in the 1991 film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

John Henry's toys are from the LEGO Bionicle collection.

The lighthouse used in the episode is Point Vicente Lighthouse, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Episode References
Sarah: (to Derek) Well you can also make mistakes, wouldn't want anyone else getting hurt because if them.

Sarah is referring to Derek's secret relationship with Jesse, who came from the future and eventually killed Riley in episode 2x17, Ourselves Alone.

Charley Dixon: (to John, referring to Sarah) She set this house up after Michelle died.

Michelle Dixon was captured by Cromartie as bait to locate John Connor, and died from injuries suffered in an explosion in episode 2x03, The Mousetrap.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAndrew Vajna  |  Mario Kassar  |  James Middleton  |  Joel Michaels  |  Josh Friedman (1)  |  John Wirth
Co-Executive ProducerNatalie Chaidez  |  Toni Graphia
ProducerJill Lopez Danton
Co-ProducerAshley Edward Miller  |  Hilton Smith  |  Zack Stentz  |  Jessie Ward Dugan
Production DesignerMarek Dobrowolski
EditorHeather MacDougall
CastingBonnie Zane  |  Gayle Pillsbury
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
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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