Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2, Episode 20

To the Lighthouse (27 Mar. 2009)

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Sarah and John hit the road without Cameron and Derek to stay with Charley Dixon, where she reveals to Charey that her cancer may have emerged. Meanwhile, a computer worm infects John Henry.



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Episode cast overview:
Young John (as John De Vito)
Savannah Weaver (as Mackenzie Smith)
Dr. Martinez
Luisa Vitor ...
Delivery Man #2
Male Nurse


Now on the run, Sarah stashes John in a safe house with the only person she believes she can rely on: Charley Dixon. While Sarah frequently flashes back to training a young John in the jungles of South America, she soon learns that she has been implanted with a tracking device. Meanwhile, Cameron and Derek struggle to work together after she reveals a big secret about Jesse and of her mission, and they soon are targeted by unseen assassins working for a mysterious third party. Elsewhere at Zeira Corp, Catherine Weaver's effort for Project Babylon is at risk when Cromartie/John Henry is compromised by an unseen hacker and Ellison tries to get to the bottom of who or what is trying to sabotage the project which evidence points to another T-888 Terminator out there. Written by matt-282

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'Gina Gallego' plays Dr. Martinez in this episode - 12 years earlier she played a character with the exact same name on a sixth season installment of Step by Step (1991). See more »


Charley serves John a second helping of his bouillabaisse, although John previously has eaten only one spoonful of the soup and could hardly have finished his first bowl. Also, when Sarah becomes interested in the soup a little later, Charley pretends that it had run out, although John's bowl is still left untouched on the table. See more »


[first lines]
Sarah Connor: When John was a child, the legends of the jungle were his fairytales. His favorite was the story of El Viejo del Monte - the old man of the forest, a merciless hunter who killed every animal in his path. El Viejo didn't eat his prey. He left it behind to rot in the soil. To teach him a lesson, the gods turned him into a simisco, half-animal, half-man. He was condemned to defend the jungle for all eternity. This was El Viejo's punishment, this was his curse: to forever be vigilant, ...
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References Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) See more »


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I liked Charlie...
6 April 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

"To the lighthouse" was a very engaging episode which continued the spree of success. Terminator has finally picked up after a number of slow episodes ( with the engaging plot with Jess and Riley ), and this episode definitely didn't disappoint. I thought bringing back one of the past characters, and one of my favorites, Charlie was fantastic...i just found it disappointing when seeing the climax, that i realized this episode was all to do with killing him off...very unnecessary?. Apart from that, this episode picks up its action packed theme, where we see all characters experience near death situations. We get a good taste of Cromartie having a spaz and the plot behind him starts too fold out making the episode even more intense, and, I suppose Charlie gets a good episode ending his character. This is clearly one of the best episodes (apart from getting rid of poor old Charlie, they so didn't need to do that).

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