Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2 (2008 - 2009)

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Season 2
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Critics Consensus

The Sarah Connor Chronicles more readily embraces its serialized pulpiness in this sophomore season and is all the better for it, finding a punchy rapport between its trio of heroes and further fleshing out its robotic antagonists.

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Critic Ratings: 16

86%

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User Ratings: 103

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Air date: Sep 8, 2008

Shaken by the Jeep explosion, John's 16th birthday forces him to face the reality of his destiny alone; agent Ellison confronts his faith.

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Air date: Sep 15, 2008

Sarah and Cameron investigate a nuclear power plant; John grows less enthusiastic about academics but flourishes socially with the help of a new friend; Catherine Weaver gets another piece of the puzzle for her pet project.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2008

Sarah and Derek are put to the test after Cromartie kidnaps Charley's wife; John is in a sticky situation of his own when he finds himself caught between Cameron and Riley.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2008

A software glitch causes Cameron to forget who she is, and she goes missing from the Connors; Catherine Weaver meets with agent Ellison to discuss his future at Zeira Corp; Ellison digs into Weaver's past.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2008

John and Derek infiltrate a military academy to protect an important member of the future resistance; Ellison discovers a specter from his past while on his first assignment from Weaver.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2008

Sarah, John and Cameron track down another name on their list; Derek is surprised by a woman from his past.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2008

The Connors are on high alert after their house is robbed; while one terminator terrorizes Ellison, another gets dangerously close to John; Jesse and Derek try to become reacquainted.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2008

Riley and John's trip to Mexico has deadly consequences; Ellison and Sarah come face to face.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2008

Sarah's puzzling nightmares begin to creep into her real life; Derek and Jesse look into a possible Skynet conspirator.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2008

Sarah's obsession with the three dots pays off; Ellison is introduced to someone very important.

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Cast & Crew

Lena Headey
Sarah Connor

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Thomas Dekker
John Connor

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Summer Glau
Cameron Phillips

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Brian Austin Green
Derek Reese

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Richard T. Jones
James Ellison

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Garret Dillahunt
Cromartie

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Shirley Manson
Catherine Weaver

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Leven Rambin
Riley

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Dean Winters
Guest Star
Leah Pipes
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Gregg Perrie
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Ned Bellamy
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Fay Wolf
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Chris Ellis
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Critic Reviews for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2

Audience Reviews for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2

  • Mar 24, 2021
    While being done on a TV budget prevents it from having as many action sequences as it could and it ends on a major cliffhanger that, thanks to Dark Fate being confirmed as the REAL T3 (i.e. the only other Terminator sequel James Cameron was involved with, save for a 3-D amusement park short film back in 1996), will never be resolved anytime soon (oh sure, give fans of Salvation closure with a comic that's a sequel to that movie but this show didn't get even a promotional comic), the second season of The Sarah Connor Chronicles served as a step in the right direction after the Writers' Strike affected plans for Season 1. The show has solid acting, well-directed sequences that definitely give the show a Terminator vibe, impressive special effects for a TV show in the late-2000's that isn't about superheroes, intriguing plots and thought-provoking themes and character development about Terminator lore that the movies never truly had the time to explore. It sucks big time that the show ended the way it did but, for what it's worth, it's still worth checking out for its complex plots and interesting ideas concerning the nature of time-travel in the Terminator universe, cyborg programming and even, minor spoilers here, Skynet's potentially heroic counterpart. I don't think even this season is perfect but I do believe it truly earned its position as the best post-T2 entry in the franchise to date.
  • Oct 11, 2020
    I love the way the series S2 meanders and spreads like in real life, every episode brings a fresh atmosphere that is exhilarating. The development of the characters is interesting, surprisingly the most is of Cameron's.
  • Aug 23, 2020
    Man great series and the action is great and the best season
  • Jul 19, 2020
    Under-rated Sci-Fi over a decade old. I liked both seasons. It's certainly in my top 10. No Kitsch in the plot at all is a major plus.
  • May 25, 2020
    This show was just starting to hit it's stride when cancelled. Summer Glau's evolution as a Terminator with deeper, hidden secrets and dual role as Allison would have been fun to follow. Shirley from "Garbage" was great. Thomas Dekker seriously under-rated actor, as well as BAG and the rest of the cast. Ends on a big cliffhanger, just to warn you -- still, well worth the ride.
  • Apr 05, 2020
    Better than the first its worth renting
  • Feb 19, 2020
    This is the true T3. Loved Sarah, Cameron, John, and the T-1001 "Catherine Weaver" in this season.
  • Jan 17, 2020
    Terminator, the Sarah Connor Chronicles was the very best Terminator story telling outside of T1 and T2. The cast was excellent, the writing was excellent and it was a really interesting story. I really wish this had not gotten cancelled as I'd love to have found out where the various story threads were going.
  • Jan 09, 2020
    This show was awesome. Too bad FOX dropped the ball as usual with Sci-fi shows and canceled it. Far superior to any of the sequel movies that came out. What a shame it ended the way it did on a major cliffhanger. T1, T2 and the Sarah Connor Chronicles is the true timeline to me. Everything else is just bad fan fiction since none of them tied into the series.
  • Jan 01, 2020
    I loved this show so much. As long as a show entertains me I don't give a damn about what the so called 'critics' say about it. It's their job to find fault in TV shows and movies. I actually feel sorry for them because they don't seem able to enjoy to just enjoy mindless entertainment which is pretty much what TSCC was, and it was all the better for it. I especially loved Summer Glau as the terminator. She really was simply awesome, and very, very sexy.

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