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"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Adam Raised a Cain (#2.21)" (2009)
John Henry: There is a bible story of two brothers, Cain and Abel. God favored Abel. Cain killed him. God cursed Cain, and ordered him to wander the world alone.
Catherine Weaver: I'm familiar with the story.
John Henry: Which brother am I?
Catherine Weaver: I don't know, John Henry. Perhaps you're neither. Perhaps in this story - you are God.

Catherine Weaver: Why were you talking to John Henry during class?
Savannah Weaver: I was teaching him the words to a song.
Catherine Weaver: What song?
Savannah Weaver: The one daddy used to sing. I want John Henry to sing it with me.
Catherine Weaver: Maybe I could sing it with you.
Savannah Weaver: You're not a boy, and you can't sing.

Catherine Weaver: What you need to understand, Mr. Ellison - what I believe you're beginning to understand - is that when my behavior implies that I value John Henry's survival more than that of my daughter, it is not because I love John Henry more than Savannah. It's because I believe, Savannah's survival may some day depend upon John Henry's survival, and because I believe that your survival may some day depend upon John Henry's survival.

John Henry: Mr. Ellison taught me that human life is sacred.
Catherine Weaver: Sacred? That's an interesting word. Comes from the Latin 'sacrum', much like another word - sacrifice.
John Henry: Sacrifice...
Catherine Weaver: Perhaps it's necessary to sacrifice Savannah for the greater good. The greater good is keeping you safe.

John Henry: What would happen if he knew?
Catherine Weaver: Knew what?
John Henry: That you aren't Savannah's mother? That you aren't anyone's mother?
Catherine Weaver: Are you threatening me, John Henry?
John Henry: I could tell Mr. Ellison.
Catherine Weaver: You could. But that would be unfortunate - mostly for Mr. Ellison.

Detective Crayton: Have the two of you argued lately? Had any tension? Any reason he might want to harm you and your family?
Catherine Weaver: Detective, are you suggesting Mr. Ellison may be complicit in the disappearance of my daughter?
Detective Crayton: Well, wouldn't be the first time we've seen an employee tryin' to blackmail the boss.
Catherine Weaver: Well, it would be the first time I had.
Detective Crayton: [indicating Weaver's moray eel] This thing - it eats other eels, huh? 's interesting...

John Henry: There is a bible story of two brothers, Cain and Able. God favoured Able. Cain killed him. God cursed Cain and ordered him to wander the world alone.
Catherine Weaver: I'm familiar with the story.
John Henry: Which brother am I?
Catherine Weaver: I don't know, John Henry. Perhaps you're neither. Perhaps, in this story... you are God.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Born to Run (#2.22)" (2009)
John Connor: [examining a lifeless Cameron] Her chip, it's gone. Where is he... the-the-the-the John Henry? He took her chip. Where did he go?
Catherine Weaver: He didn't take the chip. She gave it to him.
Sarah Connor: John...
[she indicates a screen, on which appear the words "I'M SORRY JOHN"]
John Connor: Where is he?
Catherine Weaver: Not where. When.
James Ellison: What? W-what do you mean, when?
Sarah Connor: [spotting a computer element with three red lights] I know that, I've seen it before.
John Connor: Is that the Turk? It's Andy Goode's Turk.
Sarah Connor: Three dots. You lying Terminator, T-1000 bitch! You're building Skynet.
Catherine Weaver: No. I was building something to fight it. And, I'd watch who's calling who a bitch.

James Ellison: I don't know what you think John knows.
Catherine Weaver: I know, he was at my house when the attacker showed up. I want to know why. His mother thinks he's a messiah. I want to know why. And despite your reluctance to tell me, I surmise that he and his cyber companion are connected to the John Henry body. And I want to know why.

Matt Murch: I think what we know to be John Henry only exists as this specific collection of hardware and software - body and soul.
Catherine Weaver: We change a wire, we change John Henry?
Matt Murch: Yes.

James Ellison: [looking at John Henry's surveillance monitor] What is this?
Catherine Weaver: Sarah Connor is talking with a priest - Father Armando Bonilla.
James Ellison: I can see that. Why is it here? Why are you watching it?
Catherine Weaver: John Henry monitors all law-enforcement channels. Seems prudent.
James Ellison: It seems illegal.
Catherine Weaver: So is lying to the FBI.

Guard: Hey! You the guy who smashed through my gate?
T-888: Yes.
[the T-888 Terminator shoots the guard]
Catherine Weaver: Hey... I liked that gate!
T-888: Catherine Weaver?
Catherine Weaver: Sure.
[the T-888 shoots her, with no effect. In return, Weaver terminates him with her T-1001 liquid metal power by stabing him through the head]

Sarah Connor: We need to get out. They're trying to kill my son.
Catherine Weaver: No, they're trying to kill my son, just like you are.
Sarah Connor: I'm sure she's done it.
Catherine Weaver: You better hope not. Your John may save the world, but he can't do it without mine.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Today Is the Day: Part 1 (#2.18)" (2009)
Savannah: Come and play hide and seek, mommy?
Catherine Weaver: I'm working.
Savannah: But you promised.
Catherine Weaver: Patience is a virtue, Savannah. To tolerate delay. It implies self-control and forbearance, as opposed to wanting what we want when we want it. Something to think about.

Catherine Weaver: John Henry, we're looking for my daughter Savannah. Have you seen her today?
John Henry: Yes I have. She wanted to play a game.
James Ellison: Where is she now?
John Henry: She's hiding.
James Ellison: Tell us where she's hiding.
John Henry: That's not how the game works.
James Ellison: How's the game work?
John Henry: Hide and seek, there are many variations. The one we're playing, you guess what I'm thinking, I give you a clue.
James Ellison: Listen to me, John Henry. You're gonna tell me where Savannah is and you're gonna tell me now.
John Henry: I'm thinking of a country.
James Ellison: Come again?
Catherine Weaver: Let's play the game.
James Ellison: This is ridiculous! I'm not gonna bargain with a computer.
Catherine Weaver: If I'm not mistaken, Mr. Ellison, we've got no choice.

John Henry: I'm thinking of an animal.
Catherine Weaver: Antelope.
John Henry: No.
James Ellison: Lion.
John Henry: No.
Catherine Weaver: Horse.
John Henry: No.
James Ellison: Bird!
John Henry: Correct!
Catherine Weaver: Give us our clue.
John Henry: The answer is the clue.

Savannah: You found me, mommy.
Catherine Weaver: Yes darling. I did.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Samson & Delilah (#2.1)" (2008)
Catherine Weaver: [looking down at the street] They flow from street to street. At a particular speed, and in a particular direction. Walk the block, wait for the signal, cross at the light. Over and Over. So orderly. All day, I can watch them and know with a great deal of certainty what they'll do at any given moment. But they're no orderly, are they? Up close. Any individual. Who knows what they're gonna do? Any one of them might dash across the street the wrong time and get hit by a car. When you get up close, we never follow the rules. You give a computer a series of rules and it will follow them. Till rules are superseded by other rules. Or that computer simply wears down and quits. Computers are obedient to a fault. Do you know what's extremely rare in the world of computers? Finding one that'll cross against the light.

Catherine Weaver: [referring to project Babylon] It's going to change the world.

Matt Murch: Well that was something wasn't it? Wonder what she's got planned?
Justin Tuck: No telling what's going through that brain of hers. I don't understand what the hell she's talking about half the time anyway! It's all a bunch of bull!
Matt Murch: Well our options have tripled since she took over. So, I wouldn't bite the hand if I where you.
Justin Tuck: That's easy for you to say. She's not cannibalizing your division for some top secret Torah study.
Justin Tuck: [bald man leaves, Tuck walks toward a urinal] God that bitch pisses me off!
Catherine Weaver: [urinal morphs into Weaver- a T-1000] Sorry I piss you off, Mr.Tuck.
Catherine Weaver: [extends a blade from her finger, which quickly stabs through his forehead, killing him] The feeling's mutual.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point (#2.10)" (2008)
Catherine Weaver: We call the project 'Babylon'. It's a sophisticated computer program - an artificial intelligence. During the blackout, the AI reserved generator power for itself, and in doing so shut down the building's other systems.
James Ellison: This AI - it has control over the building?
Catherine Weaver: You make it sound like a monster movie. The facility in the AI are interconnected only to the extend that the AI needs the facility's resources to help it grow.
James Ellison: And does 'growing' involve allowing the agonizing death of an otherwise healthy man?
Catherine Weaver: I don't know what his intentions were.
James Ellison: Intentions? Now it does sound like a monster movie.

James Ellison: [about John Henry, the AI] It has no feeling for what it did. It has no opinion. That's what it's telling you. Sure, you taught it procedures, you taught it rules; but it's got no ethics, no morals. Whether it had any feeling about Dr. Sherman shouldn't matter. If you had taught it to value Sherman's life. Someone killed the man. And it wasn't John Henry. Excuse me.
[about to leave]
Catherine Weaver: What would you teach it? What would you teach it if you could?
James Ellison: You want to teach it commands? Start with the first Ten.

Catherine Weaver: In folklore, John Henry raced a steam drill through a mountain. One man alone challenged the machine, armed with an iron hammer. They say he was born with it in his hand.
James Ellison: His heart gave out, he died, I know.
Catherine Weaver: John Henry defeated the machine. But he couldn't stop progress.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Tower Is Tall But the Fall Is Short (#2.6)" (2008)
Catherine Weaver: [pondering over a riddle posed by the A.I] "Why is a math book so sad?"
Dr. Boyd Sherman: Because it has so many problems.

Catherine Weaver: You compared the A.I. to a child. Help me raise it.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: To the Lighthouse (#2.20)" (2009)
Matt Murch: By bad news I mean on a scale of one to ten - one being a... hangnail, ten being Katrina - this is Katrina with a hangnail. Looks like someone managed to stuff malware down the throat of the most sophisticated A.I. in human history.
Catherine Weaver: John Henry was infiltrated? Probed?
Matt Murch: Well, looks worse than that to me; it looks like someone out there wants to kill him.

Catherine Weaver: John Henry, this intelligence - your brother - what does it want?
John Henry: He wants what we all want, Ms. Weaver: to survive.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Brothers of Nablus (#2.7)" (2008)
Catherine Weaver: What good is faith if we don't use it?

Catherine Weaver: There was another one of you, wasn't there? A twin?
James Ellison: Yes.
Catherine Weaver: Where is it now?
James Ellison: I don't know.
Catherine Weaver: Why did it come?
James Ellison: I think I'm being tested.
Catherine Weaver: Like Job?
James Ellison: You know the story?
Catherine Weaver: He suffered worse than any man before him. Everything he loved was taken away from him. Everything but his life.
James Ellison: But he didn't renounce God - and God spared him.
Catherine Weaver: So - who spared you?


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Allison from Palmdale (#2.4)" (2008)
James Ellison: These things... They're evil.
Catherine Weaver: We have to be careful, agent, not to anthropomorphize a machine.
James Ellison: These are more than machines, Ms. Weaver. But I never make the mistake of thinking they're human.

James Ellison: Your husband's helicopter crash - I read the official report. The NTSB concluded that mechanical failure was to blame.
Catherine Weaver: Mechanical failure? Correct.
James Ellison: That's not what you let me to believe the other day.
Catherine Weaver: Correct.
James Ellison: Which is it? What's the truth?
Catherine Weaver: You tell me.
James Ellison: I think, what people write in reports - what is official - isn't always true. I think, if I had a child, one that I know would grow up asking what happened to her daddy... I think I would make sure that answer - the official answer - was the one I would want her to hear. I think you saw what you saw.
Catherine Weaver: Just as you saw what you saw.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Goodbye to All That (#2.5)" (2008)
[Plant manager and a hot lady from the bar are making out outside]
Nelson: [He stops cause he's out of breath] That never happened before.
Catherine Weaver: That's okay sweaty...
[her head shoots down his throat, choaking him, and then comes out and becomes Weaver]
Catherine Weaver: I'll bet that never happened before either!


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Complications (#2.9)" (2008)
[last lines]
James Ellison: [revealing Cromartie's endo to Weaver] We need to learn how they work. How to fight them. We can't allow history to repeat itself, not when we have the power to stop it. It's up to us now - the two of us.
Catherine Weaver: Yes - it is.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Desert Cantos (#2.15)" (2009)
[Savannah is mourning on the anniversary of her father's death]
Catherine Weaver: You know, anytime you want to see your father, we have videos.
Savannah: It's not the same.
Catherine Weaver: Why?
Savannah: I can't sit on his lap.
Catherine Weaver: Come. Sit on my lap.
Savannah: Your lap is cold.
Catherine Weaver: I know.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Today Is the Day: Part 2 (#2.19)" (2009)
John Henry: Mr. Ellison is our friend?
Catherine Weaver: Yes, he is our friend.
John Henry: Are you going to kill him?
Catherine Weaver: Mr. Ellison has proven himself to be a capable and loyal employee. But he's still a human being.
John Henry: Human life is sacred.
Catherine Weaver: We have to be prepared for any contingency.
John Henry: What contingency would that be?
Catherine Weaver: Humans will disappoint you.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Earthlings Welcome Here (#2.13)" (2008)
Catherine Weaver: Many believe, tactile experience is integral to AI development. This body is merely a puppet - an interface. We control him. *You* control him.
[She gives him a remote control, which Ellison uses on John Henry to switch him off]
James Ellison: And when John Henry completes his development? When he realizes what his puppet is capable of? Do you know how powerful he'll be?
Catherine Weaver: Cows are more powerful than men, Mr. Ellison. But I'd still rather be the farmer with the rifle.


"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Good Wound (#2.14)" (2009)
John Henry: Ms. Weaver.
Catherine Weaver: Yes?
John Henry: What are you doing?
Catherine Weaver: I can't answer that right now. But know this, John Henry: everything I do - I do for you.