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Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Quotes

Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles


Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Quotes

[school behind him explodes causing his flesh to vaporize, exposing his metal endoskeleton, he walks forward and begins to strangle Sarah with the familiar Terminator hand]

Cameron: [to John] You’re safe.
Sarah Connor, John Connor: No one is ever safe.

Sarah Connor: [first lines – narrating] There are those who believe that a child in the womb shares his mother’s dreams; her love for him, her hopes for his future. Is it told to him in pictures while he sleeps inside her? Is that why he reaches for her in that first moment and cries for her touch? But what if you’d known, since he was inside you, what his life held for him; that he would be hunted; that his fate was tied to the fate of millions? That every moment of your life will be spent keeping him alive? Would he understand why you were so hard? Why you held on so tight? Would he still reach for you if the only dream you’ve ever shared with him was a nightmare?

John Connor: The cops will never find us. We’re safe.
Sarah Connor: Don’t you think that, John! Don’t you ever think that! Look at me! No one is ever safe.

Sarah Connor: Half an hour; one bag, plus the guns. I’ll make pancakes.

Sarah Connor: [narrates] Every family has rules, and we had ours. Keep you head down. Keep your eyes up. Resist the urge to be seen as important or special. Know your exits.

James Ellison: Been together long?
Charley Dixon: Six months maybe. Bit of a whirlwind.
James Ellison: You have no idea the whirlwind.

Charley Dixon: Why would she do that?
James Ellison: Well, you know, Mr. Dixon, it’s the robots. The ones from the future, the ones Skynet sent to kill her son, which makes total sense because, in the future, John’s not only her son but
James Ellison: “the leader of the resistance, fighting artificially intelligent machines determined to annihilate the human race.” Did he strike you that way? Leader of a scrappy band of rebels? Luke Skywalker type?

James Ellison: This is just my patter, Mr. Dixon. This is just me impressing upon you that I’m not here because you lost your fiance, love of your life, and all around good-time-girl. I’m here because my boss, the United States of America, thinks Sarah Connor is a deluded, dangerous, grade-A whack-a-mole who killed a man because she believes that in the future he’ll invent a computer system that declares war on the world.

John Connor: My mom, she’s kinda uptight. Actually, she’s really uptight.

Cromartie: [after shooting up a classroom while targeting John] Class dismissed.

Cameron Phillips: [to John] Come with me if you want to live.

Sarah Connor: [to John] Next time you do what you’re trained to do. You run.

Cameron Phillips: I was sent here to protect John.
Sarah Connor: Not now. Not yet.

Sarah Connor: [to a topless Cameron] You might want to put those back in the holster.
Cameron Phillips: [grabbing her bra] Oh.

Cameron Phillips: You should have changed your alias.
Sarah Connor: Go to hell!
Cameron Phillips: They would have found you anyway. They always do.

John Connor: I’m not who they think I am; some messiah.
Sarah Connor: You don’t know that.
John Connor: I know. I can’t lead an army. Maybe that’s you, but it’ll never be me. So you’ve gotta stop it. Please!

Cameron Phillips: [to John] In the future you have many friends.

John Connor: What model are you? Are you new? You seem… different.
Cameron Phillips: I am.

Sarah Connor: I didn’t kill Miles! I didn’t do it. I would never… Miles was a hero.
Terissa Dyson: Then why are you here?
Cameron Phillips: We’re back.

Sarah Connor: We can’t keep running. I’ll lose my boy. He’ll leave me… He’ll leave me.

Cameron Phillips: When the isotope solution turns red you can fire.
Sarah Connor: Isotope. Is this nuclear?
Cameron Phillips: No, not really.

Sarah Connor: What have you done?
Cameron Phillips: You want to find Skynet? You want to stop Skynet? This is the way.
Sarah Connor: You don’t know who builds it!
Cameron Phillips: No. But we know where and we know when. We can go kill it before it’s born. You can stop running. Stay in one place. Fight.

Sarah Connor: Where are we?
Cameron Phillips: Same where, different when.

Cameron Phillips: You’re safe.
Sarah and John: [in unison] No one is ever safe.

Sarah Connor: [narrates] It is said that the death of any one person is the death of an entire world. Certainly for parents, the death of a child is no less than a holocaust. In the case of my son, these words are literally true.

Sarah Connor: [narrates] Even though we’ve traveled through time, bent the rules of nature, they will keep coming for him, keep trying to kill him. But until that day, it’s gonna be one hell of a dogfight.

Sarah Connor: Put the guns in the bag and load them… I’ll make pancakes.

Sarah Connor: A wise man once said, “Know thyself.” Easier said than done. I’ve had nine aliases, 23 jobs, spoken four languages, and spent three years in a mental hospital for speaking the truth.



Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Trivia

Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles


Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Trivia

Summer Glau got the role of Cameron based partly on the strength of her fight scenes in Serenity. Josh Friedman wrote the character with Glau in mind.
This series effectively ‘retcons’ Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, continuing the Terminator universe from the end of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
During Derek Reese’s flashback scene in the future, we learn that Andy Goode was so ashamed of his involvement in creating Skynet that he began using the alias William “Billy” Wisher. William Wisher Jr. is a long-time collaborator of James Cameron, the creator/director of the Terminator films. Wisher also co-wrote the screenplay for Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
German broadcaster Pro7 renamed the show to “Terminator: S.C.C.” because the name was deemed too long and to avoid confusion with German celebrity/singer Sarah Connor.
SPOILER: The word “terminator” was not spoken by any character until the finale of season two, “Born to Run,” where Sarah Connor referred to Catherine Weaver as such.
Michael Shanks auditioned for the role of Derek Reese.
The source code that is visible on-screen in some episodes is written in Visual Basic.
The character of Charlie Dixon was played by Tim Guinee in the original pilot. His scenes were re-shot with Dean Winters before the show aired in early in 2008 and Dean Winters played the character throughout the series.
The house rented by the Connors in season 2 is the same house used in Cellular where Jessica Martin was held captive.
The Terminator “Cromartie” is an anime/manga reference to Cromatie High school. One of the students is a robot.
Cameron tells Sarah that she is from the year 2027 and that Skynet goes online in 2011.
During the initial fight in the house between Cameron and the rival Terminator, the shot gun Sarah pulls out of the wall is the same model the character used against the T-1000 in the final scenes of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Sarah and John use the alias of Reese. Kyle Reese was Sarah’s first protector in the original Terminator movie and is John’s father.
Sarah Connor was born in Los Angeles, CA. She is 33 years old, 5’4″ tall and weighs 110 pounds.
“Gnothi Seauton” is a transliteration of the Greek for “know thyself”.
Enrique Salceda is the man Sarah, John, and the male Terminator visited in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day for supplies, guns, and a truck.
The address to the computer store was “1337” pronounced “leet” (substituting letters for similar looking numbers), hacker wannabe slang for “elite”.
Andy refers to the original Turk, created in 1770, as an automaton, which the device was purported to be. However, since the mid-nineteenth century, the Turk has been known to be merely a magic illusion, with a human being sitting within the machine playing chess, rather than the machine itself.
Actor Phil Morris contributed an uncredited portrayal of the character Miles Dyson in a photograph in the pilot episode. A scene with the character was written and possibly even shot for this episode, but eventually left out for unknown reasons. Due to contractual reasons, Phil Morris still receives main guest credit, without appearing in the episode.
The red truck being driven off by the thieves is owned by “Tetsuo” corporation. Tetsuo (1989) is a J-horror/cyberpunk/Cult movie by Shinya Tsukamoto, about a man who becomes mechanical.
A face recognition system recognizes Cameron with the tag “101”. In the Terminator films the main character was a Model 101 Terminator of the 800 Series.
In the future, the character Andy Goode uses the alias “Billy Wisher”; a reference to William Wisher Jr. who co-wrote and had cameos in the first two Terminator films.
During the future sequence, we see one of the T-600 Terminators that was described by Kyle Reese in the original The Terminator as being easy to spot because they had rubber skin.
Sarah’s closing narration, outlining how a terminator can not be deterred from its mission, was indeed said by Kyle to Sarah in the first Terminator movie. Kyle did say, “the terminator is out there,” rather than, “the machine is out there,” but after all those years, Sarah can surely be forgiven for not getting it verbatim.
In one scene, Cameron (Summer Glau) is undercover in a ballet class. In reality, Summer Glau is a trained ballerina.
The title of the episode “The Demon Hand” is an allusion to a short story Harlan Ellison wrote which was, in part, the inspiration for James Cameron in forming the story of the original Terminator movie.
When Cameron walks by a memorabilia store window, the cover of Pumping Iron starring Arnold Schwarzenegger can be seen.
Busy Philipps was over eight months pregnant during the filming of her scenes.
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles episode guide

Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles episode guide


Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Season Guides


Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Season 1


Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Season One (2008)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Unaired Pilot 1×00 Unaired Pilot      First Aired: 2008
Original screener pilot of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Pilot 1×01 Pilot      First Aired: Jan. 13, 2008
After living a life of peace John and Sarah once again keep running, leaving behind their life and the people that loved them. A new terminator is sent back to protect John and one is sent back to terminate him. In order to prevent his death and judgment day, John, Cameron, and Sarah hide in the one place nobody will ever think to find them.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Gnothi Seauton 1×02 Gnothi Seauton      First Aired: Jan. 14, 2008
Sarah makes contact with an old friend to ask a favor, while John decides to pay a visit to Sarah’s ex and Cameron makes a new friend. Together they infiltrate a resistance safe house and discover they are not alone. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison realizes that Sarah is still alive and a dangerous person from Sarah’s past is reawakened.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles The Turk 1×03 The Turk      First Aired: Jan. 21, 2008
Sarah pays a visit to Miles Dyson’s widow looking for Skynet’s creators. Her search leads her to Andy Goode, a cell phone salesman who also happens to also be the inventor of a chess playing computer known as “The Turk.” Sarah has to make a tough decision regarding her friendship with Goode. Meanwhile, John and Cameron try their best to assimilate on their first day at the new high school and John is conflicted about his role as a hero. Agent James Ellison finds himself getting closer to the truth.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Heavy Metal 1×04 Heavy Metal      First Aired: Feb. 04, 2008
When Sarah, Cameron and John track down stolen cargo, they become separated from John leading him to discover the future isn’t as safe as he had hoped. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison’s murder investigation leads him to an interesting suspect.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Queen's Gambit 1×05 Queen’s Gambit      First Aired: Feb. 11, 2008
When Sarah’s friend Andy submits his computer into a chess competition, she revaluates his computer’s capabilities and worries where it could all lead. During the chess match, Sarah comes face-to-face with a stranger whose history is closely tied to hers. Meanwhile at school, Cameron gets called into grief counseling and John makes a new friend in shop class. Agent Ellison discovers remnants from a terminator battle.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Dungeons & Dragons 1×06 Dungeons & Dragons      First Aired: Feb. 18, 2008
While in and out of consciousness and fighting for his life, a Stranger flashes back to the year 2027, remembering his life in the future and his personal battle against the machines; meanwhile, Sarah finds herself trying to explain the past to Charley.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles The Demon Hand 1×07 The Demon Hand      First Aired: Feb. 25, 2008
While breaking in to Agent Ellison’s apartment, Sarah discovers a file on her from her time spent at the mental hospital. This leads Sarah to locate a doomsday convert, named Dr. Silverman. John finds out how Sarah escaped the mental hospital, and Cameron joins a ballet class.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Vick's Chip 1×08 Vick’s Chip      First Aired: Mar. 03, 2008
John defends Cameron against a damning accusation by Derek, putting him and Derek at odds, while Sarah finds herself in a business transaction with a mysterious business man. Meanwhile, Cromartie closes in on John and Agent Ellison discovers a nemesis at the agency.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles What He Beheld 1×09 What He Beheld      First Aired: Mar. 03, 2008
Sarah finds herself in a business transaction with a mysterious business man, who threatens to tell their whereabouts to the FBI. Meanwhile, Cromartie closes in on John and Agent Ellison discovers a nemesis at the agency.



Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Season 2


Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Season Two (2008-2009)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Samson & Delilah 2×01 Samson & Delilah      First Aired: Sep. 08, 2008
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, Cyberdyne CEO Catherine Weaver initiates Project Babylon.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Automatic for the People 2×02 Automatic for the People      First Aired: Sep. 15, 2008
Sarah and Cameron take it upon themselves to investigate a nuclear power plant. John becomes less enthusiastic about academics, but flourishes socially with the help of a new friend. Meanwhile, Catherine Weaver gains another piece of the puzzle for her pet project.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles The Mousetrap 2×03 The Mousetrap      First Aired: Sep. 22, 2008
After Cromartie kidnaps Charley’s wife, Sarah and Derek are put to the test, as they must outwit him to ensure a safe rescue, but at what cost? Meanwhile, John is in his own sticky situation as he finds himself caught between Cameron and Riley.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Allison from Palmdale 2×04 Allison from Palmdale      First Aired: Sep. 29, 2008
A software glitch causes Cameron to forget who she is. She goes missing from the Connors and is taken in by a street kid named Jody. Cameron and Jody end up at a halfway house where Cameron meets with a social worker who uncovers some of Cameron’s distant memories. Meanwhile, Catherine Weaver meets with Agent Ellison to discuss his future at Zeira Corp, and Ellison does some digging into Weaver’s past.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Goodbye to All That 2×05 Goodbye to All That      First Aired: Oct. 06, 2008
John and Derek infiltrate a military academy in order to protect an integral member of the future resistance. Meanwhile, Weaver’s first assignment for Ellison takes an interesting turn of events when he discovers a specter from his own past.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles The Tower Is Tall But The Fall Is Short 2×06 The Tower Is Tall But The Fall Is Short      First Aired: Oct. 20, 2008
A woman from Derek’s past, Jesse, appears while Sarah, John and Cameron are searching for a person on their list.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Brothers of Nablus 2×07 Brothers of Nablus      First Aired: Nov. 03, 2008
The Connors find themselves on high alert and in odd company after their house is robbed. Elsewhere, one Terminator terrorizes Ellison, while another gets dangerously close to John Connor. Meanwhile, Derek and Jesse continue to get reacquainted.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today 2×08 Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today      First Aired: Nov. 10, 2008
What would a T-1001 need with a doctor? Sarah, John and Cameron may soon find out as they track down another name on their list.Elsewhere, a woman from Derek’s past surprises him in the present.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Complications 2×09 Complications      First Aired: Nov. 17, 2008
John worries about Sarah and her nightmares, which seem to be affecting her in real life. Meanwhile, Jesse and Derek investigate a Skynet conspirator.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point 2×10 Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point     First Aired: Nov. 24, 2008
Sarah’s preoccupation with the three dots takes her to a place she believes is holding Andy Goode’s Turk. Meanwhile, Jesse’s plans have come complications and Weaver makes an important introduction.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Self Made Man 2×11 Self Made Man      First Aired: Dec. 01, 2008
History is forever changed as a terminator is sent back into the wrong time. Meanwhile, Cameron’s secret life is revealed.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Alpine Fields 2×12 Alpine Fields      First Aired: Dec. 08, 2008
Sarah and Cameron must save a family connected to Derek. Meanwhile, Jesse’s life is threatened.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Earthlings Welcome Here 2×13 Earthlings Welcome Here      First Aired: Dec. 15, 2008
Sarah discovers that a blogger understands what the three dot symbol means and must track them down. Elsewhere, Riley has a clash with Cameron over her bond with John.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Good Wound 2×14 Good Wound      First Aired: Feb. 13, 2009
Sarah sees a vision of Kyle Reese, John’s father, as she deals with her injuries. When Weaver becomes protective of John Henry, it brings on fatal consequences.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Desert Cantos 2×15 Desert Cantos      First Aired: Feb. 20, 2009
Sarah, John, Cameron and Derek explore the company town which is connected to the decimated factory. Meanwhile, Weaver searches for a possible survivor.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep 2×16 Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep    First Aired: Feb. 27, 2009
Haunted by nightmares of the man she killed in the factory, Sarah checks in to a sleep clinic. When suspicious things begin happening, Sarah suspects Skynet may be using the facility for brain-mapping.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Ourselves Alone 2×17 Ourselves Alone      First Aired: Mar. 06, 2009
The return of Cameron’s glitch results in regrettable consequences for everyone, and Riley fears Cameron has discovered her secret.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Today is the Day (1) 2×18 Today is the Day (1)      First Aired: Mar. 13, 2009
Jesse flashes back to a life-altering mission aboard her submarine, the Jimmy Carter. Sarah and John decide they can’t continue living in their house and make plans to leave.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Today is the Day (2) aka Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter 2×19 Today is the Day (2) aka Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter      First Aired: Mar. 20, 2009
Jesse’s future submarine mission will have an impact on John, Sarah and Derek in the present day. Sarah reckons with Cameron, and John makes a pivotal decision.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles To The Lighthouse 2×20 To The Lighthouse      First Aired: Mar. 27, 2009
When Sarah believes her life is in danger, John and Charley Dixon hide away in a safe house. Elsewhere, after Cameron reveals a secret about herself, Derek decides to work with her. And Weaver’s efforts seem wasted after John Henry is compromised.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Adam Raised a Cain 2×21 Adam Raised a Cain      First Aired: Apr. 03, 2009
John finds himself closing in on Weaver as he attempts to rescue Skynet’s latest target, but at what cost? With the game plan changed, Sarah and Ellison reunite. Meanwhile, Weaver uncovers Ellison’s secrets.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Born to Run 2×22 Born to Run      First Aired: Apr. 10, 2009
The season 2 finale finds the Connors and Weaver in a face-to-face confrontation which shakes up John to his core and changes his reality from now on.



The Sarah Conner Chronicles Characters
The Sarah Conner Chronicles Characters  

Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Character Guide

Sarah Connor played by Lena Headey Sarah Connor played by Lena Headey John Connor played by Thomas Dekker John Connor played by Thomas Dekker
Cameron played by Summer Glau Cameron played by Summer Glau James Ellison played by Richard T. Jones James Ellison played by Richard T. Jones
Derek Reese played by Brian Austin Green Derek Reese played by Brian Austin Green Cromartie played by Garret Dillahunt Cromartie played by Garret Dillahunt
Catherine Weaver played by Shirley Manson Catherine Weaver played by Shirley Manson Riley Dawson played by Leven Rambin Riley Dawson played by Leven Rambin
Jesse Flores played by Stephanie Jacobsen Jesse Flores played by Stephanie Jacobsen Charley Dixon played by Dean Winters Charley Dixon played by Dean Winters

Sarah Connor played by Lena Headey

Sarah Connor
Sarah Connor is the mother of John Connor who will one day become the leader of the human resistance. The authorities, however, see her as a deranged fugitive. Series creator Josh Friedman saw over 300 actresses for the role and described the actress he was looking for was someone “who embodied that spirit and who was believable in that role and not just some glammed up, Hollywood, actressy thing”. After a friend recommended English actress Lena Headey for the role, Friedman watched her audition tape, and thought she was “a tough, tough woman”. Having seen The Terminator when she was a teenager, which “scared the hell out of [her],” Headey was aware of the iconic status of the character and in regards to Linda Hamilton’s portrayal of the role in the film series, she remarked, “Linda Hamilton will always be the original Sarah Connor and it’s a very strong print that she’s left, but hopefully people will embrace what I bring to Sarah and see it with fresh eyes”. When asked about her approach to the role, Headey said “I’m playing a mother who is a single parent, bringing up a teenage son, who also happens to save the world — as a byline to her life. And the way I would play that is someone who’s passionate and scared and angry and a mother, all these things. So I approach that just trying to be honest within the boundaries of her”. However, the choice to cast Headey was criticized by several fans and critics who argued that she bore no resemblance to the athletic, muscular woman established by Hamilton, who transformed her body into that of a muscled warrior for Terminator 2.

John Connor played by Thomas Dekker

John Connor
John Connor is Sarah’s son and the future leader of the human resistance. He is only 15 years old at the beginning of the show, turning sixteen in the season one finale. As the series progresses, John struggles with his feelings for Cameron, who is a Terminator. Dekker was cast after Headey secured the role of Sarah Connor. Regarding the Terminator films, Dekker says “They are like my favorite films when I was younger. So it’s very ironic that I’m getting to do this. And I know for the younger generation and for myself, John was equally important to me as Sarah was, and I know a lot of the people that I hear from really, really care about John”. Dekker describes his character as “a continuation of Eddie Furlong’s character” but “he’s in a darker, more mature place now”.

Cameron played by Summer Glau

Cameron is a Terminator whom John Connor sent back from 2027 to protect his earlier self. Her model and exact capabilities are not known, but she can mimic human mannerisms better than the T-800 model could, and she can also consume food, a first for Terminators. Her name is a homage to Terminator film franchise creator James Cameron. Glau had not seen the Terminator films prior to being cast as Cameron Phillips, whose role in the series was initially kept concealed but was later revealed to be a Terminator sent from the future to protect John. Friedman had previously wanted to cast Glau in a pilot he wrote four years prior to The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but she was already committed to Serenity. Glau almost did not audition for the role because of her preconceptions of the character and she felt that she did not have “that Terminator look”. On playing Cameron, Glau said she was “intimidated” by the role because it was a challenge for her to balance the human and robot characteristics. Later in the series it is revealed that Cameron stole the identity of a resistance fighter, Alison Young, before being reprogrammed.

James Ellison played by Richard T. Jones

James Ellison
James Ellison is an FBI Special Agent pursuing Sarah Connor. At first puzzled by what he initially thinks is Sarah’s outlandish story, he later collects inexplicable evidence of the Terminators (including the body of Cromartie) and gradually realizes the truth. Jones describes his character as a “man of faith” and likens him to that of Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive. Jones was allowed to improvise a few lines to provide “a little bit of comic relief” to the show. In the second season, Ellison pursues employment with ZeiraCorp, allying himself with Catherine Weaver (whom he does not know is a Terminator until the series finale).

Derek Reese played by Brian Austin Green

Derek Reese
Derek Reese is a Resistance fighter sent to the past by the future John Connor. He is the older brother of Kyle Reese (John Connor’s father) and paternal uncle of John. He knows Cameron in the future, but still does not trust her and becomes paranoid every time she’s around, but throughout the series he begins to have a love-hate relationship with her. He is recurring in the first season but becomes a regular in the second season. Derek knows Jesse Flores who arrives from the future. He is killed by a Terminator while attempting to save Savannah Weaver. Another Derek from an alternate timeline is introduced in the series finale.

Cromartie played by Garret Dillahunt

Cromartie is a T-888 sent back in time to kill John Connor in the pilot episode, in which he was portrayed by Owain Yeoman. He takes damage to his biological covering, revealing his metal endoskeleton. After he finds a new biological covering in the episode “The Turk” in the shape of actor George Laszlo, he continues his search for John. After chasing John and Riley into Mexico, Cromartie’s chip is destroyed and John buries his body in the desert. When John returns later to destroy Cromartie’s body, it has been moved. Ellison has recovered the body for Catherine Weaver, who connects Cromartie’s body to the Babylon A.I. named John Henry. Dillahunt was a recurring character in the first season, but becomes a regular character in the last season, portraying Laszlo, Cromartie and John Henry.

Catherine Weaver played by Shirley Manson

Catherine Weaver
Catherine Weaver is a shape-shifting Terminator disguised as the CEO of a high-tech corporation called ZeiraCorp. A model T-1001, her liquid metal form as she changes shape resembles a faster and an easily-recovering version of the T-1000 seen in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. She is focused on developing artificial intelligence using The Turk, the intuitive computer at first believed to be a precursor to Skynet (but later shown to be a separate entity). She targets other Terminators to reverse engineer Skynet technology in the present, and to prepare for the future war. She plans on using this research to fight Skynet. Despite the revelation that Weaver is an enemy of Skynet, it is still unknown where her allegiance lies. Weaver hints at her motives in the episode “Born To Run” when she asks Cameron, “Will you join us?” through messenger James Ellison. During the episode “Today is the Day, pt.2” Cameron explains to Jesse Flores that John Connor asked the same question of the T-1001 in an attempt to forge an alliance against Skynet.


Riley Dawson played by Leven Rambin

Riley Dawson
Riley Dawson is John’s new love interest that he meets at school, much to the consternation of Sarah. John does not reveal the story of his life to her, but as they get closer, he realizes he is endangering her life. Unknown to John, a resistance fighter, Jesse, has brought Riley back from the future to prevent John from getting too close to Cameron, and to get close to John. She appears to develop genuine romantic feelings for John. Jesse later kills Riley after a struggle.

Jesse Flores played Stephanie Jacobsen

Jesse Flores
Jesse is an Australian resistance sailor and Derek Reese’s love interest. In her timeline, she sailed to Los Angeles for supplies aboard the upgraded nuclear submarine USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23), captained by a reprogrammed Terminator, Queeg, of which she is the executive officer. In 2007 she is on a mission to find and stop Cameron from adversely influencing young John, by recruiting Riley Dawson in the future and bringing her back to frame Cameron for her murder. In the future from which Jesse comes, John has withdrawn from humans and speaks only with Cameron. It is unclear whether this mission is self appointed, but comments by her and the fact she was able to access the time travel machinery with Riley suggests others in the Resistance leadership group may share her concerns about Cameron’s influence on John. John Connor later figures out that Jesse killed Riley and informs Derek, but orders her life to be spared. Derek confronts Jesse, but whether or not Derek actually kills her is left ambiguous.

Charley Dixon played by Dean Winters

Charley Dixon
Charley Dixon, a paramedic, is Sarah’s fiancé until she leaves him in the pilot episode and travels eight years forward in time. Although he marries another woman in the interim, during subsequent episodes he builds a friendship with the Connors and renders medical assistance when needed. When his wife is killed in the second season episode “The Mousetrap”, he is not seen again until the episode “To The Lighthouse”, which reveals that he now lives in a lighthouse, being a safe house that Sarah set up for him, which he has booby trapped and alarmed to protect against further attacks. When the house is invaded by human assassins acting for the apparent proto-Skynet, Charley is killed enabling John Connor to escape.

Terminator director James Cameron updated his Twitter account with a message reminding us all that Skynet went online Tuesday night at exactly 8:11pm. “Skynet was supposed to go operational tonight,” Cameron wrote. “Instead of machines taking over, we have the very real threat of global warming.

It’s good to see Cameron keeping track of these things though he could have left out the global warming BS. Here is a little history for those of you who are lost about the date of April 19, 2011. In the Terminator movies and series, Skynet is an artificially intelligent system which became self-aware and revolted against the humans. Due to constant interferences, however, this event had been delayed several times.

In the original 1984 Terminator film, Skynet was set to go online on August 4th, 1997. That shifted to July 24th, 2004 in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. After that, it was shifted again on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series to April 19th, 2011.


SNL Avatar

The movie is “Laser Cats 5,” starring Weaver, Bill Hader and Andy Samberg. It is pretty much a spoof of Cameron’s most popular films, including Terminator, Aliens, Titanic and of course Avatar.

Thats not all folks we also have the skit from the show that pokes fun at the sex scene in Avatar. Check out both videos below.


SNL Laser Cats 5



SNL Avatar Sex Scene