Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2, Episode 17

Ourselves Alone (6 Mar. 2009)

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While Derek does surveillance on a lawyer he suspects may be connected to Skynet, Sarah and Cameron begin to have doubts about Riley.



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James Ellison (credit only)
Ko Samuels
Jesse Flores (as Stephanie Jacobsen)
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Cameron's glitch returns which she realizes that it could spell bad news for everyone. Sarah begins to investigate more into Riley and thinks John had told her about the apocalyptic future, which John denies, as does Cameron. Meanwhile, Derek begins tailing a powerful lawyer who may have a connection to Skynet with Jesse's help, but with nobody aware that she is behind all the mishaps that have been going on... and that Riley soon learns the real reason why Jesse recruited her. Written by matt-282

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When Riley and Jesse confront each other, Riley breaks a glass mug. The mug is first smashed to its handle, then next shot it is half a mug, then the next shot the half a mug is now missing pieces. See more »


Riley Dawson: [about her suicide attempt] It shouldn't have happened here - or, not at all.
John Connor: It's in the past.
Riley Dawson: People don't forget about the past.
John Connor: I'm not saying "forget it." I'm saying... it's in the past.
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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (End Credits)
Written by Bear McCreary
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A shocking finale
27 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As this episode opens a pigeon flies around the Connor house; Cameron takes it outside then crushes it… not a huge shock considering she is a terminator but she meant to let it go; clearly something is wrong with her. She tries to repair her arm and is seen by Riley, she in turn is convinced that Cameron will kill her for seeing that she is a machine. That isn't the only problem with Riley; after her suicide bid Sarah tries to find out more about what happened. A visit to her step father suggests somebody has spoken to her about Judgement Day and her 'school councillor' knows about the trip to Mexico… of course this is actually Jesse not somebody working for the school. As Cameron tries to fix herself Riley eventually realises what Jesse has planned for her and confronts her; this confrontation has a shocking conclusion that I certainly didn't see coming.

For the most part this is a character driven episode; we are made to wonder whether Cameron can be trusted anymore and Sarah's doubts over Riley increase as it becomes clear that she has spoken to somebody about things that could cause them a lot of trouble. This is interesting enough but not particularly exciting; the same can't be said about the end though; the fight between Jesse and Riley was exciting and has a surprising outcome. There is also a secondary plot featuring Derek's attempts to get information from a lawyer involved with Skynet; this doesn't go anywhere though; hopefully it will in the next episode.

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