Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is an American science-fiction television series produced by Warner Bros. Television and C2-Pictures. It revolves around the lives of the fictional characters Sarah and John Connor, following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The series premiered during 2008.


  • The Mother Of All DESTINY
  • Take back the future.
  • Everything he is, everything he will be, depends on her.
  • [Season 1] This season, a mother will become a warrior, a son will become a hero, and their only ally will be a friend from the future.
  • [Season 2] This season, allies become enemies, a boy becomes a man, and the terminator saga is reborn.

Season 1


Terminator [Talking in Sarah’s nightmare]: You're right, nothing matters anymore, only the boy. The future's ours, and it begins NOW!

[Discussing Charley’s engagement with Sarah]
Sarah Connor: We need to go.
John Connor: No, you need to go. You’re scared, he gives you a ring, and now you are freaking out.
Sarah Connor: I know you like him…
John Connor: So do you mom, so do you. I know you love him, I know you do…Listen to me, the cops will never find us, we’re perfectly safe.
Sarah Connor: Don't you think that, John! Don't you ever think that! Look at me! No one is ever safe.
Sarah Connor: Half an hour, one bag, plus the guns. I'll make pancakes.

Sarah Connor [Monologue]: Every family has rules, and we had ours. Keep you head down. Keep your eyes up. Resist the urge to be seen as important or special. Know your exits.

[Ellison questions Charley about Sarah, while Charley tries to find Sarah’s whereabouts]
Charley Dixon [Angrily]: I came down here for help, you can’t really be asking me this!
James Ellison: No, I’m not. This is just my pattern, Mr. Dixon. This is just me impressing upon you that I’m not here because you lost your fiancée, love-your-life-all-around-good-time girl. I’m here because my boss, the United States of America, thinks Sarah Connor is a deluded, dangerous grade A whack-a-mole, who killed a man because she believes that in the future, he’ll invent a computer system that will declare war on the world. [To a stunned Charley] So let’s begin with her name, I understand it’s not Connor.

John Connor: My mom, she's kinda uptight. Actually, she's really uptight.

[Cromartie disguised himself as a teacher]
Cromartie: Let’s take attendance then.
[Calling through a list of students]
Cromartie: ...Reese? Do we have a John Reese?
[John Connor raises his hand]
Cromartie: Excellent.
[Pulls out a gun and start shooting]

[Cromartie looks over the terrified class]
Cromartie: Class dismissed.

Cameron: Come with me if you want to live.

Sarah Connor [To a topless Cameron]: You might want to put those back in their holster.

Sarah Connor [to Dyson's widow]: Help me. Help my son.

[FBI agents watching the Connors robbing a bank]
Unknown FBI Agent: Don’t you know them?
James Ellison: Less and less all the time.

Sarah Connor [Monologue]: It is said that the death of any one person is the death of an entire world. Certainly for parents, the death of a child is no less than a holocaust. In the case of my son, these words are literally true. And even though we’ve traveled through time, bent the rules of nature, they will keep coming for him. Keep trying to kill him. But until that day, it’s gonna be one hell of a dogfight.

Gnothi Seauton

[After getting hit by a car]
Cameron [To the driver]: Please remain calm.

Cameron [Referring to terminators]: Skynet doesn’t know you are here, so there's no directive to hunt you.
John Connor: So if I was to walk right by one…
Cameron: They’ll walk right by you; they don’t know what you look like.
John Connor: That’s really awesome
Sarah Connor: And what if they found out who he was, would they all know what to do then?
Cameron [Nodding]: They do.
Sarah Connor: Awesome.

Sarah Connor [To injured Cameron]: You all put back together, Tin Man?

Cameron: Thank you for explaining.

John Connor: You’ve reached the future leader of mankind, may take me a little while to get back to you, but leave a message anyway.

[Sarah buying fake IDs from Carlos]
Carlos: So I’m gonna give you what you need.
Sarah Connor: Thank you.
Carlos: 20 thousand.
Sarah Connor [Surprised]: What? I don’t have that…
Carlos: 20 thousand, that’s the family discount for doing hard time, especially for someone who’s been dead for 8 years.
Sarah Connor: That’s extortion.
Carlos: War on Terrorism make this the front line, lady. Some raggot gets fake paper down here, we’ll all going to Guantanamo. 9/11 doubled prices overnight.
Sarah Connor: 9/11, what’s that?
[Carlos and his gang stared at each other awkwardly]

Sarah Connor: Were you gonna kill that cop? [Cameron stares at her] Don’t answer that, don’t wanna know…We need rules, aren’t you suppose to take orders or something like that?
Cameron: I do, from John.
Sarah Connor: …From John, so if I tell John to forbid you…
Cameron: Not this John.
Sarah Connor: …Not this John, aren’t they the same?
Cameron: Not yet.

Cameron: John has a high level of stress.
Sarah Connor: Genetics are a bitch.

[Cameron kills Enrique while he tries to explain his reputation as a police informant]
Sarah Connor: Why would you do this? Didn’t you hear what he said, we don’t know, we don’t know…
Cameron: He was possibly lying.
Sarah Connor: Possibly? You just executed him on possibly? He had a family! Why would you do this?
Cameron: Because you wouldn’t.
[Sarah slaps Cameron with a pistol]
Sarah Connor [Angrily]: How do you know what I would and would not do? You don’t know me, you don’t know me! And you don’t know my son, not John, not my Johnny. You don’t know what I would and wouldn’t do, I don’t even know what I would and wouldn’t do. I wake up this morning and you tell me…I don’t know anything anymore, I don’t even remember what my name is…
Cameron [Obliviously]: Sarah Connor.

John Connor: My dad's always a hero. And he's always dead.

The Turk

[John watches Cameron applying makeup]
John Connor: Still, it’s not exactly like brain surgery or anything, it’d be pretty funny if you were some sort of advanced cybernetic intelligence, yet stumped by a stick of eyeliner.
Cameron: No, it’s not a brain surgery...[Looking at the eyeliner]...it would have to be a lot sharper.

[John kisses Sarah on the forehead]
Cameron: We can handle it.
[Sarah notices Cameron is trying to copy John]
Sarah Connor: Don’t you kiss me…or anyone else!

John Connor: Okay, blend in.
Cameron: Blend in.
John Connot: Yeah, I mean don’t seem like a freak…you know what I mean right?
Cameron: Freak. Weirdo. Kook. Oddball. Crackpot. Strange duck. Weird potato. Nut? [pause] I’ve been reading the dictionary. I don’t sleep.

John Connor: You won’t fool anyone.
Cameron: I fooled you.

[Cameron repeatedly sets off metal detector]
John Connor: Excuse me, this is my sister.
Security Guard [Impatiently]: Extra credit for you.
John Connor: Look, she’s got a metal plate in her head…really, it’s a big one.
[Security guard scans Cameron's head]
Cameron: I fell, hard.

[Tarissa Dyson points out one possible creator of the Skynet]
Tarissa Dyson: Is he going to die too? Is that what happened now, he dies?
Sarah Connor: I don’t know. I hope not.
Tarissa Dyson: Well, if he does, just make sure it matters, make sure it’s not in vain.
Sarah Connor: No one dies in vain.

[Examining the murder scene at the resistance fighter’s safe house]
James Ellison [Pointing to the electrified safe]: Oh yeah, you see this everyday. You didn’t find that curious? Why would anyone wire a safe directly into the power?
Greta Simpson: Why is the sky blue Ellison? Don’t overthink it. Those guys were druggies; they're not rocket scientists, not terrorists. Your guys sold my guys paper, my guys whack your guys to cover their tracks. Go back to your office, your desk misses you.
James Ellison: Right, good one.

Sarah Connor: Hey, how was school?
Cameron: I have a metal plate in my head.
John Connor: She’s gonna need a note.
Sarah Connor: I meant you, not her.
John Connor: Yeah fine.
Sarah Connor: You're not gonna give me anything?
John Connor: What? We went, we learned, I didn’t get killed, and she didn’t kill anybody. It’s a pretty good first day, I think.

Sarah Connor [To Cameron]: Nobody dies until I say so. [To John] Tell her.
Cameron: People die all the time, they won’t wait for her.
[An awkward silence]
Cameron: I fooled you again.

[John questions Sarah about Andy's Turk]
John Connor: Again, what did it look like?
Sarah Connor: What did it look like, who cares what it looked like. It was just a rack of computer equipment.
John Connor: Okay, was there an obvious network access? Do you know what kind of bandwidth?
Sarah Connor: You’re joking.
John Connor: What about power supply? Was there a cooling element? Like a fan or something.
Sarah Connor: John…
John Connor: Mom, I’m just trying to get a sense of the horsepower, I wanna know if this thing was a dinky little homemade soap box, or it was a full fledged AI platform, capable of learning, and growing, and taking on other applications…
Sarah Connor: It plays chess.
John Connor: So did Einstein.

Doctor [Talking about cancer to Sarah]: Don’t drive yourself crazy chasing the future. We can’t predict, we can only try to prevent.

Cameron: It's tight.

[Discussing Andy’s new computer program, the Turk]
Sarah Connor [Referring to the Turk]: You talk about it like it’s human.
Andy Goode: Well, you never know.

Cameron: Do you like this color on me?
John Connor: What?
Cameron: I'm a bitch whore.
John Connor: What?
Cameron: I have a new friend.
John Connor: Did she call you a bitch whore?
Cameron: No, she cried.
John Connor: Wai.....What?!

[John is angry that Cameron prevented him from rescuing a suicidal girl]
Sarah Connor: And what would you do, be a hero? Get your name into the paper, your face?
John Connor: Isn’t that what I’m suppose to be, a hero? Isn’t that who I am? If it’s gonna sit inside me, if it’s gonna sit in my gut, then what are we doing? What’s the point? Why not just give it to them if we're gonna act like them!

Sarah Connor [Monologue]: On July 16, 1945, in the mountains outside of Los Alamos, New Mexico, the world's first atomic bomb exploded. The white light pierced the sky with such intensity that a blind girl claimed to see the flash from a hundred miles away. After witnessing the explosion, J. Robert Oppenheimer quoted a fragment of the Bhagavad Gita, declaring, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." His colleague, Ken Bainbridge, put it another way when he leaned close to Oppenheimer and whispered, "Now we're all sons of bitches."...
[A scientist marvels at the new skin he has created for Cromartie, moments before he was killed]
Sarah Connor: ...Now we are all sons of bitches.

Heavy Metal

Sarah Connor: Does Cromartie have men working with him? Does that happen?
Cameron: You work with me.

[Watching guards unloading coltan]
John Connor [Joking to Cameron]: That’s coltan? That’s what you are made of, no wonder you're so dense.
Cameron: Not density, heat resistance. T-600 models had a titanium alloy endoskeleton, but it was vulnerable to heat. Coltan alloys have a much higher melting point.
Sarah Connor: You know what I love about you guys? Even when you've evolved into the ultimate indestructible killing machines, you're not above self-examination and improvement.
Cameron: Thank you.
Sarah Connor: Please shut up.

[Ellison visits a murder scene]
Homicide Detective: Man, it weirds me out more and more, we barely get a crime scene up, and the FBI is here like that, like you guys got some kind of magic power or something.
James Ellison: Computers, my friend. Log in a weird blood sample that matches one of my other cases, and then pff, I appear.
Homicide Detective: It will put us all out of works one of these days, not that I’ll mind.
James Ellison: Don’t worry about that, always gonna need somebody to clean up.

Cameron: It’s too dangerous. We should go.
John Connor: It's always too dangerous. It’s war. War is dangerous.
Sarah Connor: If you die, they win.

Sarah Connor: Do you have any idea what’s going on? I lost him, I lost John.
Cameron: I understand.
Sarah Connor: It’s impossible for you to understand.
Cameron: Without John, your life has no purpose.

[After John is taken]
Sarah Connor: I can't believe I let him talk me into this. You try to open your hands just a little, and it's too soon.
Cameron: Is it? The world ends in four years.

[A guard wakes up realizing he is restrained]
Captured Guard: Are you kidding me?
Sarah Connor: No. [Hits him] Tell me where they went.
Captured Guard: Lady, go to hell!
Sarah Connor: Tell me where they went, or I'm gonna beat you to death. [Hits him] And don't call me lady. [Hits him while talking] Where are they?! WHERE ARE THEY?!
Cameron: If you beat him to death he can't tell us anything.
Captured Guard: I'm not gonna to tell you anything. [Sarah grabs a knife] Yeah, like you got the stones.
Sarah Connor [Frees the guard and slams the knife into table]: You can go, if you can get past her.

[Ellison is stumped by murders committed by the terminators]
Greta Simpson: Don’t worry about that, you know "doesn’t add up" just doesn’t add up.
James Ellison: Doesn’t add up just because I don’t have all the numbers yet.
Greta Simpson: James, nobody expects anything from you on this, your ass is suitably covered, why do you want to rock the boat?
James Ellison: Last time I had a case where this many things didn’t add up, three people blew themselves up in a bank…look, I don’t know Greta, I just feel it.
Greta Simpson: Yeah, well maybe you should try feeling it a little less, because you're going blind.

[Cameron puts the captured guard into a minefield]
Sarah Connor: Come on, hurry up.
Cameron: Would have been faster to kill him. Sometimes you seem inefficient.
Sarah Connor: I’m not for you to understand.
Cameron: You said that before.
Sarah Connor: Well, I do things you know. Stupid, illogical, inefficient things, humans, get use to it.

[Carter realizes his mission is complete]
Carter [To his goons]: Thank you for your service.
[Shoots all of his goons]

Sarah Connor [To John]: If you're going to be a hero, you gotta learn how to drive stick!

Queen's Gambit

[John and Cameron doing homework]
John Connor: You're really good at math.
Cameron: Yes.
John Connor: You wanna do mine?
Cameron: Yes.

[Sarah and John discussing Andy’s Turk]
John Connor: A good code is like a good song in your head - it's gotta come out.
Sarah Connor: Yeah, well this song might just blow up the world.
Sarah Connor: Andy entered it into a tournament.
John Connor: Computer versus human?
Sarah Connor: Computer versus computer.
John Connor: That's the new thing, these programs are too smart and powerful to play people anymore.
Sarah Connor: It gets better the more we talk about it.

Andy Goode [Introduces Sarah]: Ah, speaking of brooding and precocious, this is my partner, Dmitri Simkov. I built the Turk, but Dmitri taught it to play chess.
Dmitri Simkov: [on the phone] She'll never sleep with you, no.

[Andy’s Turk and the Japanese computer are in a chess match]
John Connor: How’s Andy doing?
Sarah Connor: Well, that depends on what your plans are for Andy; on the one hand he’s in the final round, on the other hand…winner gets a military contract.
John Connor: Military, are you serious? [Looks over at the military officers in the audience] Well, what do we do?
Sarah Connor: Cheer very hard for the Japanese, or Cameron will kill him.
[Cameron walks up behind Andy]

[Mr. Harrison and Cameron discusses the death of Jordan]
Mr. Harrison: What did she say when you did talk to her? I mean was it something upsetting for you to hear?
Cameron: She said… [Mimicking Jordan’s last words] you saw it, right? Right? You saw it? It’s so freaking big and right out there!
Mr. Harrison [Surprised]: She was talking about the graffiti…
Cameron [Back to her normal self]: It’s freaking big.
Mr. Harrison: Yes, yes it is.
Cameron: And no.
Mr. Harrison: No?
Cameron: No, it wasn’t upsetting for me to hear it.

[Ellison questions Derek about the murders committed by the terminators]
James Ellison: C'mon man, help me out. Tell me something I don't know.
Derek Reese: We're all gonna die.

Derek Reese: My brother carried your snap for luck.
Sarah Connor: Who's your brother?
Derek Reese: What does it matter? You don't know the Reese boys and you never will.
Sarah Connor: Reese boys?
Derek Reese [Introduces himself]: Derek Reese, brother’s Kyle.

Sarah Connor: Field trip.
John Connor: I call shotgun.
Cameron: I call nine millimeter.

[Derek meets Cameron on the police transport]
Derek Reese [Startled]: You metal bitch!

[Ellison questions a police officer about Derek’s escape]
James Ellison [Mocking]: Two females, approximately 5’6”, 120 pounds, overpower you and your partner, ambush your secure vehicle, and kidnapped my prisoner. Is that an accurate summation of what happened out here today, officer?
[The officer looks away]
James Ellison [Shakes head in disbelief]: Yeah, 5’6”…

Dungeons & Dragons

[Derek is dying from a gunshot wound]
Derek Reese [Screaming about Cameron]: Get that bitch away from me!
Charley Dixon: You heard him… [Cameron is not leaving] Do you want him die?!
Cameron: If I wanted him to die--
Sarah Connor: Cameron!

[Soldiers telling stories about Kyle Reese and John Connor]
Billy Wisher: Did he escape? Was he a hero?
Derek Reese: I heard he led John Connor through a slaughter house without taking a pin prick.
Billy Wisher: Oh no no no, I heard it was two slaughter houses and that he carried Connor.
Kyle Reese: It was one slaughter house...many Connors.

Charley Dixon [To Sarah]: Eight years, that's how long I've been in LA. Eight years since my fiancée ran out on me. Eight years since the FBI informed me that she was a homicidal, paranoid schizophrenic, with an acute dislike for anything mechanical. For what it's worth, I didn't believe them. Then you blew yourself up.

John Connor: And what information do you have about Kyle Reese?
Cameron: Imprisoned at Century Sector work camp with John Connor, 2015. Escaped with John Connor, 2021. He was officially declared MIA in 2027 after being assigned to protect Sarah Connor from a Skynet attack.
John Connor: Is that all?
Cameron: Seems like a lot?
John Connor: It is.

[Seeing the remains of a Terminator]
Charley Dixon: So…Skynet, robots, from the future. [Looks at Cameron] And you're a...
Cameron: Yes, I'm a...
Sarah Connor: You need a...
Charley Dixon: ...A minute?
Sarah Connor: I was gonna say a drink.
Charley Dixon: Oh, yeah. That too.

John Connor: Are you mad at me for, getting you mixed up in all this?
Charley Dixon: Uh ... no. I, I just, I get, I ... I guess I wish, I would have known back then. I wish you could’ve trusted me.
John Connor: I did.

Sarah Connor [About Kyle Reese]: Even when your father was screaming about the machines, he had such kind eyes.

[Discussing Derek’s blood relation with the Connors]
John Connor: We have to tell him.
Sarah Connor: We don’t and we can’t.
John Connor: He’s family.
Sarah Connor: He’s a stranger.
John Connor: I send him back here so I must trust him.
Sarah Connor: Not enough to tell him about Kyle. You didn’t trust anyone enough to tell them about your father. Anyone.

Billy Wisher/Andy Goode [Confessing about Skynet’s origin]: I did this, all of this…I was a part of a team, a group, 10 of us, 15, I don’t know. We use names, we were liars. I build computers. I built a computer, a mind, it became angry, and scared, and I couldn’t reassure it. I’m sorry… [Crying] I’m so sorry, please forgive me…

[Discussing John’s father]
Charley Dixon: Hey. You could’ve told me.
Sarah Connor: Would you have believed me?
[Charley doesn't answer]

[Charley watches as Cameron cuts off the skin of the dead terminator]
Charley Dixon: Hey, is that really necessary? It's dead. Right? Or powered off, whatever?
Cameron: Every component must be destroyed beyond repair or recovery. Even a single unaccounted for piece of the endoskeleton could alter the course of technological evolution, and hasten the arrival of Judgment Day.
Charley Dixon: You know, little girl? You freak me the hell out. On the outside, you're just as pretty as a picture. But on the inside, you're a…
Cameron: Hyper-alloy combat chassis.
Charley Dixon: Is that a complicated way of saying 'robot'?
Cameron: Cybernetic organism. Living tissue over a metal endoskeleton.
Charley Dixon: Okay, scary robot. And here you are, carving up this guy into chum.
Cameron: He's not a guy. He's a scary robot.
Charley Dixon: Okay, he's a scary robot? You, you are a very scary robot.

[Derek meets Cameron for the first time]
Derek Reese: METAL! [pulls gun on her]

[After destroying a failed reprogrammed terminator]
Cameron [Explains to Derek]: Sometimes they go bad. No one knows why.

Sarah Connor: What did you say to Charley?
Cameron: I freak him the hell out?
Sarah Connor: I bet you do, I’ll just bet. I know what you're thinking. I may not know how you think, but I know what you're thinking about. And what you're thinking about right now is exactly what you should not think about. I didn't leave Charley because he was a threat to me or John. We're a threat to him, you understand?
Cameron: You were right to leave him.
Sarah Connor: You don't go near him. You don't touch him. You swear to me you'll leave him alone, or so help me, I'll find a way of taking you apart piece by piece.
Cameron: I swear.
Sarah Connor: So do I.

Charley Dixon: What was that thing that you always said? There is no fate but what we make. Remember?
Sarah Connor: The more I think about it, the more I realize my fate was made before we met. When John was born.
Charley Dixon: Can’t change it?
Sarah Connor [Refers to John]: Not trying to change mine, trying to change his.

Charley Dixon: There's a storm coming.

[Discussing about Connor’s time machine and their orders]
Derek Reese: We can save Kyle. We can save everybody. We can fix all the mistakes.
Timms: How are we gonna do that? Reese, How are we gonna do that?
[Andy nods to Derek, Derek nodding back in response]

John Connor [Talking to Derek]: Kyle Reese, your brother, he came across time to protect me. He died fighting the machines. He was a soldier, and he was… [Sighs] He was a hero. He was a hero.

Sarah Connor [Monologue]: Listen, Kyle said. Listen and understand. The machine is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever...
[Scene cuts to the hotel from the previous epsiode, and shows Derek murdered Andy in the hotel room]
Sarah Connor:...Until you're dead.

The Demon Hand

Sarah Connor [When Cameron walks in dressed as a cop]: And somewhere in the city, a naked cop bleeds in an alley.

Maria [Commenting on Cameron's dancing]: The height is nice, beautiful feet, but your upper body is a little… mechanical. Remember, you are a cat.
Cameron [Confused]: I’m a cat?
Maria: [A pause] Come next week, we need to develop your flexibility and your…imagination.

[Discussing Cameron]
Derek Reese: You're making a mistake.
Sarah Connor: How’s that?
Derek Reese: The machine’s gotta go.
Sarah Connor: This morning you had me sending her out doing our dirty work.
Derek Reese: Dirty work is all they're good for. Don’t let yourself think that you can train them like a pet, because it will be the last thing that you think.
Sarah Connor: John…
Derek Reese: John doesn’t know everything,
Sarah Connor: You should be resting.
Derek Reese: They never rest.
Derek Reese: You can’t have that thing here, can’t sleep with it here.
Sarah Connor [Pointing to Derek’s pistol]: Is that gonna help?
Derek Reese: You never know. [Pointing to Sarah’s armory] Does it help to sleep on the whole trunk?

Sarah Connor [To Cameron]: What happened with the ballet teacher?
Cameron: Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Derek Reese: First you have to have a soul.

Derek Reese: What’s the status on the hand?
Sarah Connor: Got a good idea who has it.
Derek Reese: Who?
Sarah Connor: FBI Agent Ellison.
Derek Reese: The same guy who questioned me at county lockup? What, they only have one FBI agent in this town?
Sarah Connor: The only one who can put this whole thing together. From what I saw from his house, maybe he already has.

[Cameron and Derek stare at each other during breakfast]
Derek Reese [Refuse to put his eye off Cameron]: I guess you're not hungry either.
[Cameron eats a piece of the pancake]
Derek Reese: You might’ve fooled them, but not me. I know you.
Cameron: I know you too.

Dr. Silberman: Tell me, do you believe in the apocalypse, agent?
James Ellison: Um…what I read from the Revelation.
Dr. Silberman: Could it be that the apocalypse in the Book and the predictions of Sarah Connor are one of the same?
James Ellison: Um, suppose it is possible. What do you think?
Dr. Silberman [Reminiscing]: He came down the hall, this large man – I thought it was a man – until he threw the guard through the window, just like a rag doll. Not an ounce of emotion, just blank like a death mask. Then the other one came…
James Ellison: There was two of them?
Dr. Silberman: They were different. The second one was almost beautiful, perfect, like a changeling. A face of mercury.
James Ellison: What about Sarah?
Dr. Silberman: She was there, she was on the floor, and the boy was with her, he was screaming. And then the first one, the big one, I’ll never forget, he reached out his hand, and he said: "come with me if you want to live". Like God reaching out to man, like the Sistine Chapel.
James Ellison: The hand of God.

[Talking about Sarah]
Dr. Silberman: I can't let you stop her.
James Ellison: She's dead.
Dr. Silberman: Well...so was Jesus once.

Derek Reese: Your mom was in prison?
John Connor: Mental hospital. You go around blowing up buildings and ranting about robots, it happens.

[Cameron offers a diamond to Dimitri, who owes a lot of money to the mafia]
Cameron: You were the one that reported the Turk is missing.
Dmitri Simkov: Do you have more?
Cameron: What happened to it?
Dmitri Simkov: A man came to see me, offered me money to steal the Turk. I owe a lot of money to people who help me bring my sister into this country, so I changed the end game protocol in order for it to lose its last match. If we won, and we would've won, I never could’ve gotten it out of there…we paid money for it, 20 thousands, it wasn’t enough…
[Dmitri notices the mafia is coming to kill him]
Dmitri Simkov [Panicking]: I need more of this. Please, I need more of this.
Cameron: Who bought the Turk?
Dmitri Simkov [Hands a card to Cameron]: Okay, that’s all I have.
Cameron: Thank you for explaining.
[Cameron turns away without paying anymore money]
Dmitri Simkov: Hey, where are you going?!
[Mafia guns down Dmitri and his sister, while Cameron walks away]

Dr. Silberman [Sees Sarah]: Oh, my god. I'm sorry I ever doubted you.
[Sarah punches Silberman in the face]
Sarah Connor: Apology accepted.

Sarah Connor: The day I broke out of there, the day you came for me, I was coming for you. Because about three seconds after I signed that paper I knew I couldn't live with it. I was coming for you and I was gonna die trying.
John Connor: You almost did.
Sarah Connor: So did you.
John Connor: And you were mad as hell about it. You yelled at me; told me what a stupid move it was.
Sarah Connor: I might have oversold that a little.

Dr. Silberman [Ranting in Sarah’s old cell]: They are here, they are here! They are everywhere!

Vick's Chip

Sarah Connor [Monologue]: All of us wear masks. They can be worn out of love and the desire to remain close to those around us, to spare them from the complicated reality of our frayed psyches. We trade honesty for companionship, and in the process never truly know the hearts closest to us.

[Cromartie disguises himself as FBI agent Kester to find John]
Cromartie: I need a list of new students who’ve enrolled in the school district since the fall of 2007, male, Caucasian, ages 15 to 18.
School Administrator: You boys are in here at least twice a month, waving your Patriot Act around…Let me guess, drugs? Look me in the eye and tell me you've never smoked a little marijuana.
[Cromartie looks at him in the eye]
Cromartie: I've never smoked a little marijuana.
School Administrator: [Chuckles] Okay, let’s see your paper work, a court order or a signed national security letter.
Cromartie: I don’t have my paper work.
School Administrator: Sorry, the district will not release personal information on students without written authorization from the…
[Cromartie snaps the Administrator’s neck]
Cromartie: Thank you for your cooperation.

[John and Derek discussing about Cameron]
John Connor: What are you saying?
Derek Reese: What I’m saying is what I've been saying, John. She can’t be trusted. No matter how she acts on the outside, we have no idea what’s going on in there.
John Connor: I can say that about you.

John Connor [Referring to Vick’s Chip]: Have you ever hack one of those? Ever read what’s on it?
Cameron: No, but you have.

John Connor: So how often do you lie?
Cameron: When the mission requires it.
John Connor: Do you lie to me?
Cameron: Sometimes.
John Connor: About important things?
Cameron: Yes, important things.

[Sorting through Vick’s memory]
John Connor: Wow, what a mess. How the hell do you keep your brain organized?
Cameron: Not like yours.
John Connor: No kidding.

[John looking into Vick’s personal life]
John Connor: Was that thing…married?
Cameron: The T-888 is an advanced model infiltrator.
John Connor: I…I don’t think she even knows, I mean is that possible?
Cameron: She will not be the first human fooled by a machine.

Cameron [Referring to the victim of Vick]: I don't understand your need to find her. She's dead.
Sarah Connor: That's because you don't value human life.
Cameron: But she's not life, she's just a body, bones and meat. [Sarah glares at her] Was that bad to say?

[Learning that a new traffic system is potentially a part of Skynet]
Derek Reese: So this is about traffic lights?
John Connor: Exactly, it’s a fiber-optic network linking every street intersection to a data center in City Hall, cameras, microphones, sensors…right now it’s only a pilot program, but it could grow state wide.
Sarah Connor: Traffic?
Cameron: It’s not about the traffic, it’s about information. Eyes and ears everywhere, the system that can watch you, track you everywhere you go. If the Turk is destined to become Skynet’s brain, this software could be its nerve system.
Sarah Connor: Like a body waiting for its head...
Derek Reese: ...And we don’t have either one.
John Connor: Well, I guess when they say you can't fight City Hall, they really mean it.
Derek Reese: Well, whoever said that didn't have as much plastique as we do.
Sarah Connor: You can't blow up City Hall.
Derek Reese: It's really not that hard.

Sarah Connor: I used to be her.
Derek Reese: Huh?
Sarah Connor: The waitress. I used to work in a diner.
Derek Reese: I can't see that at all.
Sarah Connor: I had this regular, Tracy, she had two beautiful kids. She left her husband, moved her kids to L.A. to get 'em into show business. I'd bring her eggs every day and I'd hear what she said to them, that they had bad skin or crooked teeth, one lie after another. I swear sometimes I understand why they drop bombs on us.

Student [To Cameron]: There's a cop in the principal's office. He wants to talk to your brother. [Smirks]
[Cameron stares at him and starts moving in closer]
Student [Startled]: Is he hiding? Does he have stuff in his locker? Wait, he's not a narc is…he?
[Student is scared]
Cameron: I'll make sure John gets this.
[Student stutters]

[Discussing Cromartie’s appearance in school]
Cameron: He’s going school to school, looking for you, trying to match your face. He’s moved on though, he won’t go back there. I wouldn’t.
John Connor: The only way I’m reassured by that is if I remember that in the core of your chip, you are just like him.

Sarah Connor [Referring to Barbra Chamberlin and Andy Goode]: Why do we always find out about these people when it's too late, when they're dead? Do all these people have to die so we could win?

[After Vick’s chip has taken over John’s computer]
Cameron: We should be very careful with Vick's chip.
John Connor: Yeah, that's the understatement of the century.

[John is removing Cameron’s chip for insertion into the traffic system]
Derek Reese [Whisper to Sarah]: Once she’s in the city’s mainframe, what’s to say she will come back out? You know, maybe it’s not the Turk that created Skynet, maybe it’s her. Maybe this was her plan all along--
John Connor: She’s a machine, she doesn’t have a soul and she never will. You don’t have to trust her, you can trust me.

Derek Reese [Holding Cameron's chip]: I want you to hear this in no uncertain terms. Someday, one of these things is going to kill you.
John Connor: It's not gonna be this one.

What He Beheld

[Derek and John are waiting in a Jeep]
Derek Reese: Remind me again, why are the boys out here and the girls in there?
John Connor: Because one of the boys is still wanted for murder, and one of the girls is harder than nuclear nails...
Derek Reese: And the other one's a cyborg.
John Connor: ...Moore's Law, the guy who founded Intel said that every two years, the number of transistors on a computer chip doubles. 30 years ago, it was an observation, now it's a law. Tech industry spent billions doubling chip power.
Derek Reese: And?
John Connor: And that's how we can go from a chess computer to the apocalypse in just four years...A lot can happen in four years.
Derek Reese: A lot can happen in four seconds. One minute I’m in the yard with my brother playing baseball, then next we look up and the sky's on fire.
John Connor: Judgment Day…what did you do?
Derek Reese: Only thing to do, took Kyle, went into the ground...
John Connor [Referring to Kyle]: What was he like?
Derek Reese: He was just a kid, eight-years-old, I was 15. How do you tell an eight-year-old that machines have taken over the world?
John Connor: How do you?
Derek Reese: You don't.

James Ellison [quoting from the Bible, commenting on Judgment Day]: And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder. And I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, “come and see”. And I looked and behold, a pale horse. And his name that sat on him was death. And hell followed with him…The Book of Revelation.

[Ellison asking Charley about Sarah]
James Ellison: If Sarah is alive, and I believe she is, we are working in a realm where much, perhaps anything is possible - robots, soldiers from the future, Skynet.
Charley Dixon: If Sarah were alive, I'm sure she'd like to hear you say that.

[Charley tells Sarah about Ellison’s visit to his home]
Charley Dixon: It’s gonna be hard for you to imagine, but I think he’s ready to believe you.
Sarah Connor: Believe me? Charley, this isn’t about believing me.
Charley Dixon: If he believes you he can protect you.
Sarah Connor: Do you remember what you saw here? What we destroyed, who destroyed it. The FBI can’t protect us, you can’t protect us. If one of them follows you here…not the FBI, one of them, he would've killed us. So take your wife, get as far way from here as you can. Forget me, forget John, just go.

Derek Reese: You can't just give a briefcase full of money to a guy like that and expect he's just gonna hand over the Turk.
Sarah Connor: Actually, I can.
Derek Reese [About the diamonds]: Well, those are from the safe house I set up, so, technically, they're mine.
Sarah Connor: Well, I'm guessing you stole them, so, technically, they're evidence in a felony.

Derek Reese: I love these places.
Sarah Connor: Food courts?
Derek Reese: On the first day after me and the guys jumped through, we went to the Century City mall and we spent the whole day there. We all puked. You know, the funny thing is, in the future, that place is a concentration camp.

Sarkissian: If I was gonna sell you the Turk, you'd have had it by now. So this is my counter offer, the money you were gonna pay me for the Turk, you take that number and you multiply it by four.
Sarah Connor: $2 million?
Sarkissian: You're a fugitive, Ms. Connor, might make that a small price for freedom.
[Derek grabs him and throws him against the wall]
Derek Reese: Here's my counter offer. You tell us where the Turk is, we keep our money, and I bury you in the back yard.

Cameron [To John]: You haven't spoken for 28 minutes.
John Connor: Well, it's nothing…All right, my birthday's tomorrow, okay? I know that mom totally forgot.
Cameron: Birthday?
John Connor: Hey, you don't know what a birthday is?
Cameron: It's the day you were born.
John Connor: Pretty memorable for a mother, right?
Cameron: But it was 16 years ago.
John Connor: No, a birthday's like a holiday. Like once a year, every year, people just kind of celebrate you, I guess. And you get presents and you eat cake and it's fun. It's supposed to be. Last year, mom got me a flak jacket.
Cameron: That's a tight present.
John Connor: No, it's not. Whatever, look, I don't know why I care. I've been driving since I was 12, and, technically, this is my 24th birthday. It's just I time traveled over eight of them.
Cameron: Do I have a birthday?
John Connor: I don't know. Were you born?
Cameron: I was built.
John Connor: Well, then, maybe you have like a built day.

Morris: Wow, Is this your car?
Cameron: No, it belongs to the guy I killed and stuffed in the trunk.

Morris [To Cameron]: Um, you think maybe you might wanna go to the prom with me?
[Cameron is confused]
John Connor: Just say yes!
Cameron: Yes!
Morris [To himself]: Yes, yes, yes!

Cameron [Refers to the dead guy in the trunk]: He was a threat to us.
John Connor: Did he say a name, a location?
Cameron: He said very little, and then he was quiet.

[Sarkissian locked himself into a panic room]
Sarah Connor: Can you get through the door?
Cameron: Yes. But the wall would be much faster.

[Ellison finds Comartie’s disguise in the FBI database]
Greta Simpson: Come on, what are you saying? That this guy somehow killed six people and then found a plastic surgeon who made him look identical to George Lazlo? And then what? Killed Lazlo, stole his identity, and then put himself in the FBI Database as this guy, Kester? To what end? What's the goal here? Who is he?
James Ellison: What is he.
Greta Simpson: What is he?
James Ellison: Yeah. What is he? What is he, that stands across from a man after killing two other men within 36 hours. And when asked of his involvement, cannot only lie, but lie well? And not only lie well, but not blink, or twitch, or perform one simple human reaction to the situation. So, yes, I think it's fair to ask: What is he?
Greta Simpson [Obliviously]: You know as well as I, some men are monsters.
James Ellison: Yeah...monsters...

[John is busy decrypting Sarkissian’s hard drive]
John Connor: Look, he double-encrypted the drive. I've unlocked a lot of it, but there's still a lot left to go through.
Sarah Connor: How much?
John Connor: That's about a thousand useful files. Each one takes about five minutes to decrypt and I'm on number 37. You do the math.

Derek Reese [Commenting about the park]: It’s beautiful here isn’t it? When you stay long enough, you start to fooling yourself thinking that this is how it always gonna be. And then you remember what the place looks like when it’s on fire, you realize you will do whatever it take to keep from watching it burn again.

[A young boy reveals his last name as Reese]
John Connor [To Derek]: So…is that you? And the younger one, is that…
Derek Reese: Kyle…Looks pretty good for a five year old, huh? [Referring to Kyle] Your father always had a nice arm.
John Connor: How did you know?
Derek Reese: Every time I look at you, I see him. Besides, your mom was his type.
[John is moved by the scene]
Derek Reese: Happy birthday.

[Scene shows the aftermath of Comartie’s attack against Ellison’s SWAT team]
Sarah Connor [Monologue]: In Lord of the Flies, a group of boys slaughter a pig in the jungle. They torture it and place its head on a sharpened stake as an offering to the beast that hovers, god-like, over the island. Black blood drips down the pig's teeth. And the boys run away…
[Ellison mourns the death of his partner Greta, while Charley is shocked at the carnage]
Sarah Connor: …Later, when one of the boys is alone, he weeps, but not for the pig. The boy weeps for the end of innocence and the darkness of men's hearts.

John Connor: There’s much more important things to think about than my stupid birthday.
Sarah Connor: Your birthday is important.
John Connor: No, it’s not important. Finding the Turk, stopping Skynet, Judgment Day, that’s important. That’s our life.
Sarah Connor: That’s our mission, this is our life. If we stop caring about that, then we are lost.

Season 2

Samson and Delilah

Automatic for the People

The Mousetrap

Allison From Palmdale

Goodbye To All That

The Tower Is Tall But The Fall Is Short

Brothers of Nablus

Mr Ferguson Is Ill Today


Strange Things Happen At The One-Two Point


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