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The Turk 

John and Cameron start their new school, Sarah befriends a man who may be important to Sky Net and then struggles with what she must do. Meanwhile, Cromartie has tracked down a scientist to assist him in his regeneration.


Paul A. Edwards (as Paul Edwards)


Josh Friedman (developed for television by), John Wirth | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Headey ... Sarah Connor
Thomas Dekker ... John Connor
Summer Glau ... Cameron Phillips
Richard T. Jones ... James Ellison
Brendan Hines ... Andy Goode
Jesse Garcia ... Carlos
Adam Godley ... The Scientist
Phil Morris ... Miles Dyson (credit only)
Bernard White ... Sarah's Doctor
Charlayne Woodard ... Terissa Dyson
Kristina Apgar ... Cheri Westin
Catherine Dent ... Agent Greta Simpson
Alessandra Torresani ... Jordan Cowan
Floriana Lima ... Franny
David Ortiz David Ortiz ... Guy #1


Sarah visits Myles Dyson's widow, and Sarah ends up meeting Andy Goode along the way who ends up being an inventor of a chess playing computer named "The Turk." Meanwhile, John and Cameron try their best to fit in on their first day at the new high school, with John trying to catch up on the eight years of history lost and Cameron trying to mimic the human emotions of her fellow students. Elsewhere, Agent Ellison tries to piece together the mysterious mass killing of four unidentified men, while Cromartie the Terminator tracks down a scientist to assist him in his regeneration. Written by Anonymous

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Did You Know?


Oppenheimer, post Trinity Atomic bomb test, quotes, "I am become death...". In the Bhagavad Gita that line is from Vishnu trying to convince a pacifist, who really does not want to fight in a war, that sometimes you must fight, sometimes you just have to kill all the bad guys. See more »


The 'blood' covering the floor and walls of the scientists home is still red, though when blood de-oxygenates (through natural metabolism) it turns dark red then brown until it dries, shrinking and taking on a crackly appearance. Only blood fresh from the body is bright red. See more »


Andy Goode: Would you believe me if I told you Turk has moods? Obviously, not in the sense that you and I understand mood, but sometimes I'll feed it a particular chess problem and it'll solve it one way. The next day, I'll feed it the same problem and it solves it differently. Once in a while, it can't even solve it at all. You know why it does that?
Sarah Connor: No.
Andy Goode: Neither do I. Someday, I'm gonna figure it out. Someday, Turk'll tell me.
Sarah Connor: You talk about it like it's human.
Andy Goode: Well, you never know.
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References National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) See more »


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (End Credits)
Written by Bear McCreary
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No One Dies in Vain
21 January 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While John and Cameron adapt themselves in the new high-school, Sarah visits Terissa Dyson at Myles' grave with pictures of the possible inventor of SkyNet. Sarah identifies the former intern of Cyberdyne Andy Goode. Sarah discovers that Andy is working as cell phone salesman and she visits him in the store where he works. She accepts his invitation for dinner and finds that he has not concluded his computer science bachelorship, but he has been developing a powerful computer at home to play chess. Cameron has difficulties to understand the human emotions and John is affected by the attitude of a suicidal teenager. Meanwhile the Terminator seeks out a scientist and helps him in his research to regenerate his skin. Agent James Ellison arrives out of the blue in the investigation of a killing and but the agent responsible for the case restrains him.

In this episode, Sarah tries to stop the creation of SkyNet destroying the invention of a guy with great potential. John questions his fate of hero after being contained by Cameron and not saving a girl from jumping off the school roof. The Terminator regenerates his tissue with the support of a scientist, but the best part of the show is Cameron trying to understand the human feelings and emotions. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "The Turk"

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21 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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