Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Season 2 Episode 21

Adam Raised a Cain

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 03, 2009 on FOX

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  • Strong opening act.

    The almost casual way in which Derek's death transpired was one of the reasons I like this series. It ignores the accepted storytelling conventions and, in doing so, produces some very powerful episodes. The fact that Reese dies in such an offhand manner with no fanfare, none of the usual foreshadowing, melodramatic soliloquies, or mournful accompanying soundtrack made it resonate much more powerfully than it would have had it been done in the clichéd manner most TV series would have used. It's a shame that the rest of the episode didn't live up to the potential of the opening act. The interplay between John Henry and Ellison was fascinating, as always. I always enjoy how the director is able to imbue John Henry's innocence with a sense of foreboding. Too bad the scenes with Savannah were so weak. As a side note, did anyone else notice that Ms. Manson is looking more and more haggard and sick with each episode?