TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES Episode 2 “Gnothi Seauton” Review

TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES - Lena Headey as Sarah Connor, Thomas Dekker as John Connor, and Summer Glau as Cameron

If you read my previous review on the pilot episode of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, you know that I have high expectations for this show. So what did I think of episode “Gnothi Seauton”?

The story starts off right after the events of the pilot episode. Sarah, John and Cameron do not relent in their efforts. The adventures take a weird turn for the characters, which has diverse effects for each of them. Sarah (Lena Heady) reconnects with a friend which has disastrous effects. Cameron (Summer Glau) is trying to learn how to be more human with pretty funny results. John (Thomas Dekker) is trying to occupy his time in a very teenage way.

The Terminators are still present in the story line and in a big way. There are more of them and some of them don’t even know what John looks like. This can definitely lead to interesting Terminator interactions in future episodes.

The whole episode is not as gripping as the pilot but nevertheless sets the tone for the rest of the show. In my opinion, the challenge of the writers is to manage to keep up the original mix of action and philosophical dilemmas faced by the characters. If we overlook the minor plot line inconsistencies that we are more than likely to encounter, I think that we are in for a fun ride with each week bringing its own set of difficulties to overcome.

In this episode, one of those difficulties is to answer the following question: How far will they have to go to protect the mission? Here, it is Cameron who gives the answer in a very definitive way. Another interesting sub plot is the crush that John is developing for Cameron. Now, I know it’s wrong but this is a strange situation to begin with. I guess, we shall see.

What are you guys expecting from all this? What story lines do you or don’t you want to see? I am not sure yet but I am eager to see what’s coming down the pipeline.