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"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Desert Cantos (2009)

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Original Air Date:
20 February 2009 (Season 2, Episode 15)
Sarah attends a memorial service for Catherine Weaver's victims at the supposed heating and air conditioning plant to search for answers and find a connection to Skynet. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
The Connors go to a funeral See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Lena Headey ... Sarah Connor

Thomas Dekker ... John Connor

Summer Glau ... Cameron Phillips

Brian Austin Green ... Derek Reese

Shirley Manson ... Catherine Weaver

Richard T. Jones ... James Ellison

John Pyper-Ferguson ... George McCarthy

Mackenzie Brooke Smith ... Savannah Weaver (as Mackenzie Smith)

Alanna Masterson ... Zoe McCarthy

Adam Wylie ... Henry Douglas, Jr.

Cyd Strittmatter ... Diana Winston

Shane Edelman ... Matt Murch

Max Perlich ... Walsh

Ned Bellamy ... Ed Winston

Susan Floyd ... Stella McCarthy
Thomas Garner ... Mourner

Jim Jansen ... Minister
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Justin Gant ... Mike Thompson (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
J. Miller Tobin 
Writing credits
Josh Friedman (developed for television by)

John Wirth (written by) &
Ian B. Goldberg (written by) (as Ian Goldberg)

James Cameron (characters) and
Gale Anne Hurd (characters)

Natalie Chaidez  excerpts written by: Episode 'Earthlings Welcome Here' (uncredited)
Denise Thé  staff writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Natalie Chaidez .... co-executive producer
Jill Danton .... producer
Jessie Ward Dugan .... co-producer (as Jessie W. Dugan)
Josh Friedman .... executive producer
Toni Graphia .... co-executive producer
Mario Kassar .... executive producer (as Mario F. Kassar)
Hadley Klein .... consulting producer
Joel B. Michaels .... executive producer
James Middleton .... executive producer
Ashley Miller .... co-producer (as Ashley Edward Miller)
Hilton Smith .... co-producer (as Hilton H. Smith)
Zack Stentz .... co-producer
Andrew G. Vajna .... executive producer
John Wirth .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bear McCreary 
Cinematography by
Stephen Collins (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Scott Gamzon  (as Scott H. Gamzon)
Casting by
Gayle Pillsbury 
Production Design by
Marek Dobrowolski 
Art Direction by
Matthew C. Jacobs  (as Matthew Jacobs)
Set Decoration by
Ryan Welsch 
Costume Design by
Amanda Friedland 
Makeup Department
Kelly M. Beatty .... key makeup artist
Ketty Gonzalez .... department head hair stylist
Robert Hall .... special makeup effects created by: Almost Human Inc.
Harriette Landau .... make-up artist
Richard De Alba .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Christina Guerra .... makeup effects operations manager: Almost Human (uncredited)
Erik Porn .... special makeup effects supervisor: for Almost Human Inc. (uncredited)
Production Management
Hilton Smith .... unit production manager (as Hilton H. Smith)
Christopher J. Ray .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Kramer .... second unit director
Jessica Lowrey .... second assistant director
Glenn Steelman .... first assistant director
Samantha Luu .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Alan Allinger .... stage foreman
Rodney Armanino .... construction coordinator
Daniel W. Blaha .... propmaker
David Brennan .... set dresser
Scott Buckwald .... property master
Jacqueline Glynn .... art department intern
Garrett Vosburg .... on set greensman
Rachel Block .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Nathan Haas .... set dresser (uncredited)
Damon Hight .... general foreman (uncredited)
Dim McRemnant .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Jefry Shebroe .... on-set props (uncredited)
Maret Wicken .... painter gangboss (uncredited)
Sound Department
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Patrick J. Foley .... dialogue editor
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer
Richard Mercado .... sound mixer
Jon Mete .... supervising sound editor
Gary D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer (as Gary Rogers)
David Werntz .... sound effects editor
Steve Evans .... utility sound technician (uncredited)
Tim Farrell .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Jason Oliver .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Shelley Roden .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steve Galich .... special effects supervisor
David Lobato .... special effects
Erin Dell'amore .... special effects technician: Almost Human (uncredited)
Kevin Pike .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
James Lima .... visual effects supervisor (as Jim Lima)
John Owens .... associate visual effects producer
Dave Adams .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Pharoah Barrett .... 3D artist: Entity FX (uncredited)
Mat Beck .... senior visual effects supervisor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Dan Blank .... compositor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Sarah Blank .... compositor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Dean Deakyne .... 3D artist: Entity FX (uncredited)
A. Michael Dobbs .... compositor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Jason Dunn .... matte painter: Entity FX (uncredited)
Brian Ali Harding .... visual effects supervisor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Junji Hirano .... visual effects artist: Entity FX (uncredited)
Eli Jarra .... senior compositor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Aaron N. Leichter .... I/O coordinator: Entity FX (uncredited)
Andrew Lema .... visual effects artist: Entity FX (uncredited)
Ellyn Lewis .... visual effects general manager: Entity FX (uncredited)
Viet Nguyen .... systems engineer: Entity FX (uncredited)
Rik Panero .... digital effects artist: Entity FX (uncredited)
Jeremy Renteria .... junior compositor (uncredited)
Dan Rucinski .... visual effects executive producer: Entity FX (uncredited)
Moshe Sayada .... compositor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Andrea Shear .... 3D artist: Entity FX (uncredited)
Trent Smith .... visual effects producer: Entity FX (uncredited)
Mike Spring .... compositor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Shane Strickman .... visual effects coordinator: Entity FX (uncredited)
Takashi Takeoka .... compositor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Carol VanHook .... compositor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Doug Witsken .... digital compositor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Kaz Yoshida .... 3D artist: Entity FX (uncredited)
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Justin Gant .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bishop .... rigging best boy
Steven Hubbell .... grip
Michael Ambrose .... gaffer (uncredited)
Jack Chouchanian .... key grip (uncredited)
Joe Chouchanian .... grip (uncredited)
John J. Ellingwood .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Christopher Hood .... camera operator (uncredited)
Donald S. Hubbell .... dolly grip (uncredited)
James Jermyn .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Schmidt .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Jason Selsor .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Aaron Ali Tichenor .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Joseph D. Urbanczyk .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Scott Whitbread .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lisa Beach .... original casting
Sarah Katzman .... original casting
Editorial Department
Joshua Alan Baca .... online editor (uncredited)
Iris Hershner .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Leandra Jones .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Mark Sawa .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Eric Mills .... key assistant location manager
Michael Paolillo .... location manager
Armando Boquiren .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Damon Rivetti .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Lori Russell .... key assistant location manager/scout (uncredited)
Leif Tilden .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor
Gregory Sweeney .... music coordinator
Chris Bleth .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Tom Brissette .... additional engineering (uncredited)
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer (uncredited)
Aaron Roethe .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Aaron Roethe .... scoring coordinator (uncredited)
Laurence Schwarz .... assistant engineer (uncredited)
John W. Snyder .... scoring assistant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Chris Deguzman .... driver generator operator
George Graham .... transportation co-captain
Robert J. Morton .... transportation captain
Tom Thompson .... driver
Steve Brill .... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
Bruce Comtois .... driver generator operator (uncredited)
Manny Demello .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Other crew
David Flannery .... production assistant
Kristin Johnsen .... first assistant accountant
Kelly Leffler .... script supervisor
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Scooter Perrotta .... production assistant
Mindy Stevenson .... corporate finance
Denise Thé .... production staff
Jennifer Diane Torres .... production assistant
Will Alovis .... script supervisor: Insert Unit (uncredited)
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (uncredited)
Kayla Franklin .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Gregory Allen Gabroy .... photo double (uncredited)
Heather Kilness .... unit medic (uncredited)
Hadley Klein .... media consultant (uncredited)
Carlos G. Lopez .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Yuell Newsome .... stock librarian (uncredited)
Lisa Owad .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Peralez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Weiss .... script coordinator (uncredited)
David Zimring .... assistant: Mario F. Kassar (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Josh Friedman  developed for television by

Visual Effects by
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Entity FX (visual effects) (as Entity FX, Inc.)
Other Companies

Additional Details

43 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Walsh says he was formerly a police officer in Baltimore. For two seasons, Max Perlich was a regular on "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993), a cop show set in Baltimore, although he did not play a police officer.See more »
John Connor:God, I hate funerals.
Sarah Connor:I hate Skynet.
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Movie Connections:
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (End Credits)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Connors go to a funeral, 6 February 2013
Author: Tweekums from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

After the events at the end of the previous episode there were inevitably going to be a lot of funerals so Sarah and her family decide to attend to try to find out what was going on at the warehouse. While there Sarah gets chatting to a widow while John befriends her daughter. They don't appear to know anything although eventually notices something rather strange; the daughter hasn't shed a tear sine they met her; not what you'd expect on the day of her father's funeral. Also there is a man working for Catherine Weaver; she is certain that one of those listed as dead has in fact survived and she wants him found. Back in Los Angeles Ellison learns that it is the anniversary of Catherine's husband's death but she acts perfectly normally; as if it was just another day; until he comments on her behaviour.

This episode may be fairly low on action compared to last week's but it was still enjoyable; there was a mystery about what the family was hiding and the drama of them learning some shocking truths about the man they thought they knew. The scenes at the town dominated the episode however I preferred those in LA as Catherine Weaver is the most interesting character at the moment; we know she is really a machine but her motives remain a mystery. Shirley Manson continues to impress in the role; acting almost human but not quite.

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