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Samson & Delilah 

John finds himself battling an unlikely opponent alone; Derek and Charley search for the family after an explosion; and Ellison deals with the aftermath of Cromartie's massacre.


David Nutter


Josh Friedman (developed for television by), Josh Friedman | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Headey ... Sarah Connor
Thomas Dekker ... John Connor
Summer Glau ... Cameron Phillips
Brian Austin Green ... Derek Reese
Garret Dillahunt ... Cromartie
Shirley Manson ... Catherine Weaver
Richard T. Jones ... James Ellison
James Urbaniak ... Sarkissian
Carlos Sanz ... Father Armando Bonilla
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Sac Federici
Shane Edelman ... Matt Murch
Max Perlich ... Walsh
Marcus Chait ... Justin Tuck
Dean Winters ... Charley Dixon
Sandra Purpuro ... Agent Norgaard


In the aftermath of the jeep explosion, Sarah and John are taken prisoner by Sarkissian and his henchman. Cameron also survives but as a result of a brain malfunction, she now believes her mission is to kill John. John manages to kill Sarkissian to prevent him from killing Sarah, only to have the two of them flee from Cameron's rampage. Sarah and John take refuge in a nearby church and must decide how to stop Cameron. Meanwhile, Catherine Weaver is a mysterious international businesswoman and CEO of ZeiraCorp who purchases the late Andy Goode's Turk computer system for $300,000 and she clearly has plans to use it for her own purposes. Elsewhere, FBI Agent Ellison is the sole survivor of the failed attempt to arrest Cromartie. He tells all to his superiors about what happened, but is put on administrative leave. Also, Derek forces Charley to team up with him to find Sarah and John before Cameron does. Written by garykmcd

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Plot Keywords:

stapler | sanctuary | burned body | See All (3) »







English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Cameron walks by a memorabilia store window, the cover of Pumping Iron (1977) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger can be seen. See more »


When the stolen car flips the flip mechanism is shown, also the back window frame is bent almost shut and in the next shot it is back to normal with the window blown, a prop car was used instead of the stunt car. See more »


Derek Reese: So, what are you gonna do when you find them? Hmm? Join the team? Think she's going to go with you or let you take care of her? Cause that's not going to happen. She left you at the altar for a reason.
Charley Dixon: That's not what I want.
Derek Reese: Really?
Charley Dixon: Yeah. I'm married.
Derek Reese: So you say.
Charley Dixon: I love my wife.
Derek Reese: So you say.
Charley Dixon: Look I just want to know they're ok. Got it?
Derek Reese: What if they're not?
Charley Dixon: Then I'll make them ok, like I did for you.
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References Rocky III (1982) See more »


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (End Credits)
Written by Bear McCreary
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Outstanding Season 2 Opener
9 September 2008 | by cogency1See all my reviews

While I enjoyed the rather abbreviated Season 1 immensely, I find that Season 2 opened with a bang (literally) and was both exciting and emotionally intense. There are some great scenes between the main characters that are heart wrenching. The action is relentless and the chemistry between the cast is up several notches. A new character is introduced in this episode. While I don't want to give anything away, suffice it to say you will think of the second Terminator film when you see this character in an awesome scene at the final act. Everything from the cinematography, directing, acting, story and special effects in one episode blows away the previous season in its entirety. If you already liked the show from Season 1's 8 episodes, I think you will like it even more with season 2.

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