Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Born to Run

Season 2, Ep 22, Aired 4/10/09
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  • Episode Description
  • The Connors and Weaver face an epic battle that will change everyone's fortunes.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Josh Friedman

  • Jeffrey G. Hunt

  • Lena Headey

    Sarah Connor

  • Thomas Dekker

    John Connor

  • Summer Glau

    Cameron Phillips

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  • Fan Reviews (60)
  • OMG - so great!

    By PiperXY, Jul 08, 2012

  • Brilliant, sad, hopeful, amazing. those are only a few words I could think of.. breathtaking finale!

    By mmmshuddup, Mar 04, 2010

  • I just got finished watching this series online - TSCC and I must say that it

    By mrcobaltblue79, Sep 10, 2010


    By Pink90210, Nov 19, 2009

  • Best Series Finale, Ever!

    By DornHetzel, Feb 26, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (23)

    • Auldridge: Ten years ago you murdered one Miles Dyson, employee of Cyberdyne. Long time gone, but the man's still dead, so we've got that. Eight years ago, you and your son and a high school friend of his blow up a bank vault and die in the explosion. Now, of course, you're still alive, which is inconvenient for many, but the bank's still blown, so we've got that. More recently, and by that I mean Monday, you participated in a firefight leaving five dead and kidnapping one Savannah Weaver, daughter of Catherine Weaver and citizen of Scotland, making this incident both federal and international. Two of the dead were off-duty law enforcement officers, and that usually gets you the needle, but in that, I do digress.
      : Agent Auldridge?
      Auldridge: Yeah.
      Sarah: You're a funny boy.
      Auldridge: Well, that's what Mom says.
      Sarah: I never liked funny boys.
      Auldridge: I doubt they like you either, Ms. Connor. So there's two ways I can bring your son into custody - with your help, or dead. Which do you think it should be?

    • John: I need a computer. I need to do research. Cameron: You want the blueprints for the Los Angeles County Jail. John: Do I? Cameron: So you can plan how to get your mother out. But I'm not going to let you do that, you should know that by now. John: I do know that by now. Cameron: Then what is there to research? John: Power sources, shielded nuclear power sources. Cameron: Like mine? John: Just like yours. Cameron: Why? John: I wanna know if being around them all the time can give you cancer.

    • (John Henry and Murch are playing a "monster" dice-based game) Weaver: Who's winning, Mr. Murch? Murch: Well, it's not really that kind of game - although I'm a little bummed that he killed the Umber Hulk so fast. Weaver: I'm sure you've considered the possibility he can roll whatever number he desires.

    • Murch: John Henry was hacked, we-we fixed that - and besides, I-I think we're past the point where moving the hardware's a good idea. In fact, I think it's … potentially a really bad idea. Weaver: Oh? How's that so? Murch: For example, the other day, one of the fan wires on the server was … glitchy, uh, so we switched it out. Same wire, same length, identical - like, uh, changing a spark plug. Weaver: And? Murch: It sort of … tweaked him. Weaver: I'm not sure what you're getting at. Murch: What I'm getting at is I think what we know to be John Henry only exists as this specific collection of hardware and software … body and soul. Weaver: We change a wire, we change John Henry. Murch: Yes.

    • Ellison: You can tell 'em. You can tell 'em everything you've been doing. You could draw 'em a picture of everything they know and everything you know. If you're innocent, you could do that. Sarah: Last time I drew a picture, I ended up in a psych ward. Ellison: Maybe things will be different now. Maybe … you got nothin' to lose. Sarah: There's always something to lose.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates: Norway: November 14th, 2009 on TVNorge Sweden: December 10th, 2009 on TV6 Finland: January 24th, 2010 on Sub Czech Republic: January 28th, 2010 on Prima COOL Slovakia: October 22nd, 2010 on Markiza

    • This marks the first (and last) time a character uses the word "terminator". It happens in the final scene when Sarah says to Catherine "you lying Terminator B***, you're building Skynet!"

    Trivia (4)

    • The show's ending was meant to lead straight into the new movie, Terminator: Salvation, starring Christian Bale as John Connor, which was released just weeks after the TV series ended.

    • Nitpick: Auldridge refers to Catherine Weaver as a "citizen of Scotland." As Scotland is a constituent country of the United Kingdom, rather than a sovereign nation, natives of Scotland are legally British citizens.

    • Goof: Cameron tells John that Sarah has lost 11% of her weight and speculates that this is the result of her developing breast cancer. But weight loss is only associated with advanced breast cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body). If her cancer had been that advanced she would have had noticeable lumps in her breasts and likely elsewhere. Her slim physique and frequent self examinations would never have allowed her to miss the cancer in its earlier stages before weight loss could be an expected symptom.

    • Goof: Cameron's eye glows red, but in the series' pilot at the Dyson's residence it is shown that her eyes glow blue. It is debatable as to whether or not this is a goof, however. In early promo materials her endo-skull was shown with red eyes as well, despite more than one use of the blue eye effect she used throughout Season One to prove she was a Terminator. She also had a full color HUD unlike other Terminators in the franchise whose eye-color matched their HUD color, so it is possible she could change eye-color for different uses, though this issue was never explored on-screen. It's also worth noting that this is the only episode where her endo-eye is actually exposed.

    Allusions (3)

    • Sarah: (to Father Bonilla when Cameron comes to free Sarah from prison) Gird thyself. The story of Peter being rescued from prison by an angel is told in the Bible's New Testament book Acts 12:8. After the angel causes the fetters to fall away from the apostle, he tells Peter to "Gird thyself", or get himself ready so that the angel can lead him safely from prison.

    • John Henry: I attack the Umber Hulk. (rolls dice) 20. Murch: Wow. Okay, that's … crit with the Vorpal long sword to the Umber Hulk. Unbelievable. Lucky roll. The "Vorpal sword" is originally found in Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass (1871). In Jabberwocky, a poem read by Alice, a young boy wields a Vorpal sword while fighting the Jabberwocky. Today, primarily based on Dungeons & Dragons, many role-playing and computer games have "vorpal sword" weapons in them.

    • Title:
      "Born to Run" is the title track to Bruce Springsteen's 1975 album.

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