Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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  • TV-PG
  • 2010
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.6  (62,185)

Created by Josh Friedman, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is a sci-fi action television series that originally premiered on FOX in 2008. The show is a continuation of the Terminator franchise and is set after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The series follows the story of Sarah Connor (Lena Headey), a mother who is on the run with her son John Connor (Thomas Dekker) from machines sent back from the future to kill John. Along with Cameron Phillips (Summer Glau), a Terminator sent back in time to protect John, the trio tries to stop Skynet, a network of supercomputers that aim to bring about the end of the world by eliminating humanity.

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the story begins in 1999, two years after the events of Terminator 2. Sarah and John are living under different identities in New Mexico to avoid being found by Terminators. The first episode follows the arrival of Cameron, a T-800 Terminator designed to look like a teenage girl, who claims to have been sent back from 2027 to protect John.

As the series progresses, Sarah, John, and Cameron travel to different locations to prevent Skynet from gaining the upper hand, while also trying to uncover the motive behind certain assassinations carried out by the machines. Along the way, they encounter new characters like FBI agent James Ellison (Richard T. Jones), who becomes obsessed with investigating the strange occurrences happening in their wake, and resistance fighter Derek Reese (Brian Austin Green), who is sent back from the future to help protect John.

The show also introduces new Terminators, such as the T-1000, a shape-shifting metal liquid robot from the same model as the one that killed John's father, and Cromartie (Garret Dillahunt), who is sent back in time to kill John. The addition of these Terminators adds to the danger and unpredictability of the show, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the series.

Another notable addition is the character of Catherine Weaver (Shirley Manson), a high-powered CEO who is revealed to be a T-1001, a liquid metal-based Terminator. Weaver plays a significant role in the series, acting as a bridge between the show's present timeline and the future war against Skynet.

The series also explores the theme of destiny, as John struggles with the idea that he is destined to lead the resistance against Skynet in the future. Sarah, on the other hand, is determined to change the future and prevent the war from ever happening.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was praised for its strong performances, especially from Lena Headey and Summer Glau. The show also received critical acclaim for its complex storyline and character development. The action-packed scenes, with well-executed special effects, kept viewers engaged throughout the series.

Despite receiving positive reviews from critics, the show suffered from low ratings and was eventually cancelled after two seasons, ending on a cliffhanger. Fans of the show campaigned for the show's renewal, but their efforts were ultimately unsuccessful.

In conclusion, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is an exciting addition to the Terminator franchise. It offers a fresh take on the story while keeping the same thrilling action sequences for which the franchise is known. Despite its unfortunate cancellation, the show remains a fan favorite and worthy addition to anyone's watch list.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (32 episodes). The series first aired on November 8, 2010.

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Born to Run
22. Born to Run
April 10, 2009
The Connor's and Weaver face an epic battle that will change everyone's fortunes.
Adam Raised a Cain
21. Adam Raised a Cain
April 3, 2009
John is one step closer to catching Weaver while on his mission to rescue Skynet's latest target. Sarah and Ellison's reunion causes a change in their plan. Weaver discovers Ellison's secret.
To The Lighthouse
20. To The Lighthouse
March 27, 2009
Sarah hides John with Charley Dixon, the only person she thinks she can trust. Meanwhile, Derek struggles to work together with Cameron, and someone compromises John Henry, putting Catherine Weaver's efforts at risk.
Today is the Day: Part 2
19. Today is the Day: Part 2
March 20, 2009
Jesse's mission takes a turn for the worst, which results in unexpected consequences for Sarah, John, and Derek. Meanwhile, Sarah deals with Cameron and John makes a very important decision.
Today is the Day: Part 1
18. Today is the Day: Part 1
March 13, 2009
Jesse takes on the most important mission of her life. Sarah and John face a tough decision to leave their house.
Ourselves Alone
17. Ourselves Alone
March 6, 2009
Cameron creates danger for all with her flaws. Riley fears her secret is out.
Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep
16. Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep
February 27, 2009
Sarah is forced to seek help from nightmares at a clinic. She tries to figure out Skynet's next move.
Desert Cantos
15. Desert Cantos
February 20, 2009
Sarah, John, Cameron and Derek go in search of clues connected to a factory that has been torn down. Weaver sends a man to the same place to look for survivors.
Good Wound
14. Good Wound
February 13, 2009
Sarah gains strength from images of Kyle Reese, John's father, while she's hurt. Weaver attempts to save John Henry.
Earthlings Welcome Here
13. Earthlings Welcome Here
December 15, 2008
Sarah's continued obsession with the three dots leads her to a blogger with intimate knowledge of the symbol. Meanwhile, Riley and Cameron face off.
Alpine Fields
12. Alpine Fields
December 8, 2008
Sarah and Cameron must save a family connected to Derek. Meanwhile, Jesse's life is threatened.
Self Made Man
11. Self Made Man
December 1, 2008
History is forever changed as a Terminator is sent back into the wrong time. Meanwhile, Cameron's secret life is revealed to all.
Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point
10. Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point
November 24, 2008
Sarah's preoccupation with the three dots takes her to a place she believes is holding Andy Goode's Turk. Meanwhile, Jesse's plans have come complications and Weaver makes an important introduction.
9. Complications
November 17, 2008
Sarah faces deja vu when her nightmares conflict into real life meaning trouble for Sarah and John. Derek and Jesse look into a Skynet schemer.
Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today
8. Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today
November 10, 2008
John and Riley face some fatal aftermath on their trip to Mexico. Sarah and Ellison finally meet up.
Brothers of Nablus
7. Brothers of Nablus
November 3, 2008
The Connors get robbed, which puts them on high alert. Meanwhile, one Terminator gets very close to John, while another Terminator terrorizes Agent Ellison.
The Tower Is Tall But The Fall Is Short
6. The Tower Is Tall But The Fall Is Short
October 20, 2008
Sarah, John and Cameron track down another name on their list and wonder why a T-1001 would need a doctor. Meanwhile, a woman from Derek's past surprises him in the present.
Goodbye to All That
5. Goodbye to All That
October 6, 2008
John and Derek infiltrate a military academy in order to protect an integral member of the future resistance. Meanwhile, Weaver's first assignment for Ellison takes an interesting turn of events when he discovers a specter from his own past.
Allison from Palmdale
4. Allison from Palmdale
September 29, 2008
A software glitch causes Cameron to forget who she is. She goes missing from the Connors and is taken in by a street kid named Jody. Cameron and Jody end up at a halfway house where Cameron meets with a social worker who uncovers some of Cameron's distant memories. Meanwhile, Catherine Weaver meets with Agent Ellison to discuss his future at Zeira Corp, and Ellison does some digging into Weaver's past.
The Mousetrap
3. The Mousetrap
September 22, 2008
After Cromartie kidnaps Charley's wife, Sarah and Derek are put to the test, as they must outwit him to ensure a safe rescue, but at what cost? Meanwhile, John is in his own sticky situation as he finds himself caught between Cameron and Riley
Automatic for the People
2. Automatic for the People
September 15, 2008
Sarah and Cameron take it upon themselves to investigate a nuclear power plant. John becomes less enthusiastic about academics, but flourishes socially with the help of a new friend. Meanwhile, Catherine Weaver gains another piece of the puzzle for her pet project.
Samson & Delilah
1. Samson & Delilah
September 8, 2008
Cameron is damaged by Sarkissian's attack and the Connors are forced to go on the run. Agent Ellison and Charley Dixon compare notes, while Cromartie believes Ellison can lead him to Sarah. Meanwhile, Cyberdyne CEO Catherine Weaver initiates Project Babylon.
Where to Watch Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    November 8, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (62,185)