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


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.



Critic Ratings: 11


Audience Score

User Ratings: 73
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Air date: Sep 8, 2008
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Rated the number-one new scripted series its first season among Adults 1849, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles picks up its second season with Sarah (Lena Headey) continuing her lonely fight to save the future.


Thomas Dekker
as John Connor
Summer Glau
as Cameron
Brian Austin Green
as Derek Reese
Garret Dillahunt
as Cromartie
Shirley Manson
as Catherine Weaver
Richard T. Jones
as James Ellison
Busy Philipps
as Kacy Corbin
Dean Winters
as Charley Dixon
Shane Edelman
as Matt Murch
Dorian Harewood
as Dr. Sherman
Sonya Walger
as Michelle Dixon
Erin Fleming
as Goodnow
Joshua Malina
as Agent Auldridge
Larry Cedar
as Detective Crayton
Sandra Purpuro
as Agent Norgaard
Jeffrey Pierce
as Water Delivery Guy
Marcus Chait
as Justin Tuck
Dinah Lenney
as Eileen/Park
Alanna Masterson
as Zoe McCarthy
Linden Goh
as Fuller
Julie Ann Emery
as Nurse Hobson
James Urbaniak
as Sarkissian
Adam Wylie
as Henry Douglas Jr.
Richard Schiff
as Fischer (elder)
Laura Regan
as Dr. Felicia Burnett
Lisa Canning
as News Anchor
Adam Busch
as Fischer (younger)
Susan Floyd
as Stella McCarthy
Will Rothhaar
as Martin Bedell
Connor Trinneer
as Sheriff Alvan McKinley
Jill Remez
as Teacher
Amro Salama
as Supervisor
Carlos Sanz
as Minister
Garvin Funches
as Police Officer
Jamison Jones
as Deputy Harrison
Sashen Naicker
as Night Tech
Alex Carter
as Ko Samuels
Chad Lindberg
as Deputy Simmons
Cyd Strittmatter
as Diana Winston
Tina Casciani
as Working Girl
Beau Billingslea
as General Hobbes
Sanjay Madhav
as Dr. Manny D'Costa
Alison Martin
as Molly Malloy
Noemi Amarilla
as TV Field Reporter
Jim Jansen
as Minister
Zack Ward
as Wells
Patrick Faucette
as Administrator
John Pyper-Ferguson
as George McCarthy
Cory Tucker
as Security Stan
Nicole Pettis
as Secretary
Peter Mensah
as General Perry
Cornell Womack
as Dr. Ostrowski
Bill Tangradi
as Pool Attendant
James Gleason
as Phil Dewitt
Clark Koelsch
as Security Guard
Jeanette O'Connor
as Donna Dewitt
Joe Hursley
as Tristan Dewitt
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Critic Reviews for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

...a classic cliffhanger, but one that opened the door to a wealth of intriguing new possibilities.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a step in the right direction for a series that struggled to live up to its potential and pedigree last spring.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…

I'd give this a B-, overall. The first half was tedious, standard action that never truly put any of the principals in danger; the second the character-driven interactions that raise the show above average.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has some of the same problems that has faced the movie franchise...Throughout the season, it was getting hard to keep track of what the Connors' objective was...

Apr 16, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Gritty writing, vivid characters and dynamic visual style did not attract enough audience to justify the budget and it was cancelled after the superb season...most riveting is the evolution of the robots, making them more "human" and less predictable.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Weaver's interest in rules -- specifically, in the ways humans don't follow them and computers do -- is of a piece with the series' own.

Apr 16, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

This season's opener is much clearer and more sheer fun than anything that aired last spring. And Summer Glau is still quite a treat as the robot sent to protect Connor from murderous cyborgs.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The Sarah Connor Chronicles continue to deliver, on a program where surviving in the here and now, finally, is the principal measure of success.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show's mission boils down to "stop the robots, save the world," but always adds wild, often tiring convolutions. My interest ebbs and flows depending not on the plot but on which character is in the action.

Apr 16, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The Sarah Connor Chronicles may not be equally compelling from week to week, with some standalone episodes more formulaic than others, but one has to hand it to Friedman and his writing team.

Apr 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

  • Sep 06, 2016
    They're back. The Connors continue the fight against Skynet into a second season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. With the help of a future resistance fighter the Connors are given a list of names of people and places that are potential Skynet targets; meanwhile a T-1000 impersonates a tech company CEO and works on developing an A.I. Dealing with time travel, alternative reality, and spirituality, the show presents some very interesting ideas and concepts. Additionally, the main cast delivers some impressive performances (particularly Summer Glau and Brian Austin Green). However, a little after midseason the show goes to sh** with a 5 to 6 episode arc that kills the momentum of the series and sends it off on a bizarre tangent with aliens and government conspiracies (and was likely the cause of the show's cancellation). Still, the season finishes strong with a finale that opens up a number of fascinating possibilities of where the series could go. Season 2 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is a bit uneven and makes some terrible missteps, but it can also be quite powerful and compelling at times.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2019
    The worst part was the cancellation
  • Feb 27, 2019
    Really liked this show. Not sure why it ended?
  • Aug 05, 2016
    A brilliant SciFi program that was let down by the Hollywood writers strike. Such a shame that a fan favourite such as this had to end before its time. Glau was absolutely brilliant as Cameron. Unfortunately the final episode was rushed in an attempt to wrap up the story after the series was cancelled.
  • Jan 13, 2014
    It's a bad show if you root for the terminators and they posess more facial expressions than the humans. Green, Glau and Dillahunt save the show - the Connors? One wishes them dead and gone...
  • Nov 30, 2013
    If you are a hard core Terminator fan, you will like this. They dig deep into Terminator lore in the way the comics did. How Skynet started and why it is so evil and calculating. Don't expect amazing special effects. By the 2nd season you really see John and Sarah come into their own.

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