Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1, Episode 3

The Turk (21 Jan. 2008)

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John and Cameron start their new school, Sarah befriends a man who may be important to Sky Net and then struggles with what she must do. Meanwhile, Cromartie has tracked down a scientist to assist him in his regeneration.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Sarah visits Myles Dyson's widow, and Sarah ends up meeting Andy Goode along the way who ends up being an inventor of a chess playing computer named "The Turk." Meanwhile, John and Cameron try their best to fit in on their first day at the new high school, with John trying to catch up on the eight years of history lost and Cameron trying to mimic the human emotions of her fellow students. Elsewhere, Agent Ellison tries to piece together the mysterious mass killing of four unidentified men, while Cromartie the Terminator tracks down a scientist to assist him in his regeneration. Written by Anonymous

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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. See more »


While it is true that Morris Berg was sent by the OSS to determine if Heisenberg was close to making the atomic bomb, the event occurred in 1944, not 1943 like Sarah said. See more »


[John is grilling Sarah about Andy's chess playing computer, The Turk]
John Connor: Again, what did it look like?
Sarah Connor: What did it look like? Who cares what it looked like? It was just a rack of computer equipment.
John Connor: Okay, but was there obvious network access? Do you know what kind of bandwidth?
Sarah Connor: Okay, you're joking.
John Connor: What about power supply? Was there a cooling element, like a fan or something?
Sarah Connor: John...
John Connor: Mom, I'm just trying to get a sense of the horsepower. I wanna know if this thing was a dinky little homemade ...
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References Short Circuit (1986) See more »


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Opening Title)
Written by Bear McCreary
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No One Dies in Vain
21 January 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While John and Cameron adapt themselves in the new high-school, Sarah visits Terissa Dyson at Myles' grave with pictures of the possible inventor of SkyNet. Sarah identifies the former intern of Cyberdyne Andy Goode. Sarah discovers that Andy is working as cell phone salesman and she visits him in the store where he works. She accepts his invitation for dinner and finds that he has not concluded his computer science bachelorship, but he has been developing a powerful computer at home to play chess. Cameron has difficulties to understand the human emotions and John is affected by the attitude of a suicidal teenager. Meanwhile the Terminator seeks out a scientist and helps him in his research to regenerate his skin. Agent James Ellison arrives out of the blue in the investigation of a killing and but the agent responsible for the case restrains him.

In this episode, Sarah tries to stop the creation of SkyNet destroying the invention of a guy with great potential. John questions his fate of hero after being contained by Cameron and not saving a girl from jumping off the school roof. The Terminator regenerates his tissue with the support of a scientist, but the best part of the show is Cameron trying to understand the human feelings and emotions. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "The Turk"

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