Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Mondays 8pm ET/PT
The opening scene was as exciting as the rest of the episode. John Connor’s uncle, Derek Reese (Brian Austin Green, or the BAG), discovered his back-from-the-future girlfriend Jesse (the very attractive Hong Kong native Stephanie Jacobsen) was tracking John. He confronted her in her hotel room and gave her 30 seconds to leave. She countered that the Resistance sent her back to protect John, and it is the cyborg, Cameron, John’s supposed protector, who is the problem. Jesse touched a nerve here; from his experience in the War Against the Machines, Reese can’t stand cyborgs and doesn’t trust Cameron. He decided to give Jesse more time. It gets better: John’s apparent girlfriend Riley, whom he met in school before dropping out, works for Jesse. Interesting, but they’re not really double agents. If they worked for the Machines and had wanted John dead, they have had plenty of opportunities. I thought the rest of the episode, with the high-tech company, the chip, and embezzlement, was a waste of time. Powering up Cromartie the Terminator as an extension of the AI computer John Henry? Very dangerous. I still can’t figure out what Miss Weaver wants to accomplish. I don’t think she’s after John Connor. Why did she rebuild Cromartie?