Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2, Episode 19

Today Is the Day: Part 2 (20 Mar. 2009)

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Jesse recalls more of her fateful future mission aboard the Jimmy Carter. Back in the present, her plan to turn John against Cameron backfires when John discovers that Jesse--not Cameron--killed Riley.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Jesse Flores (as Stephanie Jacobsen)
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In 2027, Jesse's submarine mission takes a fatal turn that has unforeseen consequences for John, Sarah and Derek in the present when the 'box' is opened an a new and deadly, liquid metal T-1001 Terminator escapes and is loose aboard the sub. Back in the present, as Sarah prepares to move, she deals with Cameron who may become a liability to them, while John begins to doubt that Cameron was the one who murdered Riley, and he finally learns about Jesse's existence and struggles with a life-or-death situation of whether or not to kill Jesse. Elsehwere at Zeira Corp, John Henry becomes more humanly concerned that Catherine Weaver is up to something involving the 'termination' of her top employees, including Ellison. Written by matt-282

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Leven Rambin receives her final on-screen credit, despite that her character Riley doesn't appear in any new scenes. Her only presence is in an excerpt from a previous episode, of her first encounter in the future with Jesse. See more »


When ranting about the 'metal' in the canteen, Dietze's arms keep changing position. See more »


[first lines]
Derek Reese: [of Riley] I'm really sorry, John. She was a good kid, she didn't deserve what happened to her.
John Connor: Few people do.
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Dreamflower, I totally agree
25 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series was always somewhat interesting but as this season has progressed its blossomed into a full blown classic that can hold its own with the likes of Battlestar Galactica and the late, lamented Babylon 5. And, I'm not just confining it to the category of my lifelong, preferred genre, SF; its easily one of the best nuanced and textured series on the glass teat (thank you, Harlan Ellison).

I have to say that Jesse became more sympathetic to me with the USS Jimmy Carter story arc. Now, I could understand what I always suspected with the intro and development of the Jesse character: her decisions were shaped by the tragedy aboard the Carter and the consequences it engendered. She saw the Carter incident as a sign of weakness in humanity's "saviour", in the form of a "skin job" that got too close to Connor and perhaps influenced him to, by her lights, take a gamble with the machines. The fact that her close friends and crew mates were slaughtered by what was in the box to be brought back to Conner and the loss of her and Derrick's baby just compounded the matter.

This is a dark yet slyly humorous series that has taken its time to develop the back story needed for it to thrive as a series. Most of us older SF fans take a look at Battlestar, Babylon, X-files, Next Generation and Entetprise--seasons 3 & 4 (the two Star treks that I think are worth a damn) and weep for the quality we could have seen and didn't during our formative years.

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