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Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep 

Sarah suspects that something fishy is going on at the medical clinic where she is being treated for insomnia. During her stay, she has flashbacks to a run-in she had with a man from the plant whom she thought she had already killed.


Scott Lautanen


Josh Friedman (developed for television by), Natalie Chaidez | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Lena Headey ... Sarah Connor
Thomas Dekker ... John Connor
Summer Glau ... Cameron Phillips
Richard T. Jones ... James Ellison (credit only)
Julie Ann Emery ... Nurse Hobson
Ned Bellamy ... Ed Winston
Michelle Arthur ... Dana
Manny Montana ... Hector
Sashen Naicker ... Night Tech


Sarah checks herself into a clinic for her constant insomnia and to probe into her thoughts at the man she was forced to kill and begins having nightmares of her being held hostage by the guy forcing physical and mental mind games on her. But as Sarah begins to suspect that her attending nurse is not who she appears to be, she slowly discovers that the line between dream and reality is not what it appears to be. Written by matt-282

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27 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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At 36:35 Sarah breaks off her patient bracelet with only her hands as if it was a snap-on bracelet. Law requires patient bracelets in all US medical facilities to be of the sort that must be cut off with a sharp object such as a knife or scissors. This is so a patient cannot lose their identification bracelet during treatment while in the facility, which could result in misidentifying a patient which could lead to incorrect treatment. See more »


[first lines]
Sarah Connor: Midnight is the witching hour - if you believe that kind of thing, and most people won't admit it if they do. Midnight is the time when a door opens from our world into the next, and we are visited by dark spirits of the shadowlands. The incubus, the succubus, the old hag. Visitors are known by many names, but each story bears the same marks. The demons come after midnight in the first three hours of the new day, when we are alone and vulnerable, deep asleep and helpless, when we ...
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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles End Credits)
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Absolute Mind Trip
9 October 2009 | by CastellanSee all my reviews

One of my favorites of the series, the title character makes a huge leap forward in character development. The question of the value of human life is brought in the fore again. It portrays clearly a shift for Sarah on the scale of morality that all the characters in the Connor household dynamic sit on. The need for vigilance and internal pressure on Sarah is so well illustrated in the quote from Hamlet that the title is drawn from: "Some must watch, while some must sleep: so runs away the world."

This episode is most definitely one that is much better when watched a second time. Much of the surprising content that rewards the audience's attention to detail is hidden in things like some of the props, the costume choices, the way dialogue in a few scenes parallels previous episodes, and the minor shifts the characters have taken toward similarity to each other.

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