Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2, Episode 2

Automatic for the People (15 Sep. 2008)

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Sarah, Derek and Cameron try to prevent a nuclear meltdown, Charley has to fill in Michelle when James shows up at their home, and John meets someone new.

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After having settled down in a new residence, Sarah and Cameron go undercover to a power plant as new employees to investigate the dying words of another fatally wounded resistance fighter, who arrives and dies mentioning the power plant which leads to Carl Greenway who's in charge of putting a potentially new reactor on-line in two days. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison and Charley tell a disbelieving Michelle about what's going on with Sarah Connor. Elsewhere, John ditches school and strikes a bond with a shady student named Riley. Written by matt-282

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John Connor says the line "Mister Henriksen's class?" to Riley when they first meet. Lance Henriksen played Detective Hal Vukovich in The Terminator (1984). See more »

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Sarah pronounces the Texas town name "Elgin" with a soft "g"; it's pronounced with a hard "g". See more »

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Sarah Connor: [about an irregularity Greenway has detected at the power plant] His boss is pressuring him to ignore it, says it's nothing major. But if Greenway's right and there is a problem...
Cameron Phillips: The reactor could melt down. Half the state would be contaminated.
Derek Reese: Skynet wins.
Sarah Connor: But if Greenway stops the test and they close down the plant...
Derek Reese: Then the resistance can't use it in the future.
Cameron Phillips: Skynet wins.
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16 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like this show. i really do. But this second episode of the second season was all over the place.

cuts and wounds seem to heal from shot to shot- almost as fast as wolverine while others don't.

conversations continually seem to jump over unspoken information.

scenes to connect one part of the plot to another seem and feel like they are missing.

Gaps in plot and action that goes against established lore.

I'm checking the older episodes and from what i've seen they haven't used this writer/ director before. Lets hope they don't use them again or this series will soon fall by the wayside.

the worst leap was how an older model terminator apparently copied someone once they were terminated. it seemed they were setting it up so we were under the impression that it was the t-1000 but nope- just a run-of-the-mill terminator. how did they have surgery and look perfect in a matter of a few hours? i GUESS we are to assume the terminator was studying greenway for a while and had the surgery done a while ago- and just moved in and took over on the faithful day? just a guess though since there is nothing in the story to suggest what was going on.

Just terrible and really strains suspension of disbelief.

worst episode of the series so far


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