Monday, December 22, 2008

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - "Earthlings Welcome Here"

Ah, now we get back to the main plot. I think "Self-Made Man" and "Alpine Fields" would have worked better if they aired right before "Strange Things Happen at the One-Two Point," so that episode would have led straight into this one, and there would have been more of a break where we thought Cromartie was still buried.

I liked the UFOs in this one, because I had actually seen some of the You-Tube videos they were referring to! Here's two of the cooler ones:

Now they're both fakes, of course, although they're supposed to be based on real photos of a sighting in California, which were used as the basis of this episode. Nice idea to twist it into a potential Skynet project.

Riley's suicide (attempt?) felt a little out of place. From what was briefly shown of her in the future, I got the impression that she's been a survivor and used to foraging for herself. So I would think being forced to be on her own in a past that she considered luxurious wouldn't be that scary to her.

Jesse's comment that "it's your job to keep John away from her" implies to me that she's trying to keep John from geting too close to Cameron... but it struck me as interesting since I was wondering how this show alters the timeline and keeps John from meeting Kate (from T3) as well.

And lastly, here's one more faked UFO video.


greatplaidmoose said...

I think we're going to have to come up with our own fan explanation for Kate from T3. As I understand it, that movie is non-canonical now because fandom hated it. I think it was good, maybe not as good as the first two but that doesn't mean it was bad. Of course, if we listen to fandom there are only like two movies made a year that are any good at all. People are such harsh critics.

Fer said...

Yeah, I realize the only thing the producers are using from T3 is that Sarah originally died of cancer. If anything, I think this whole series is their way of changing the timeline so that T3 didn't happen. I just keep wondering if Kate will be acknowledged at some point, but I realize she probably won't.