This episode, I think, will prove to be a major "pivotal point" in the development in Cameron's character and possibly to an even greater degree in John's. The ep. was clearly centered around Cam. The part about Jessie killing Riley is just "setting the stage" for events to come for Cameron and John (in the next ep. Jessie will attempt to frame Cameron with Riley's murder). It's plain to see that Cam is starting to be able to see things in other than "black and white". When Sarah was questioning her in regards to Riley one of her(Cameron's) answers was "it's hard to say", totally out of character. Her previous to this episode replies would almost always be yes, no, or I don't know. At the beginning when she's talking to the bird, I'm sure she knew that the bird couldn't understand her, but isn't this something "normal" people do on a regular basis? not normal for her however. When she accidental crushed it, what she had done clearly had an emotional effect on her. During her "face off" with Riley it clearly showed her, perhaps for the first time in her life, exercising "self control". It was obvious she wanted to kill her but something was stoping her. How many times have you had "blood in your eyes" for someone that may have wronged you? You stare at them with "daggers in your eyes", your mind races 100 mph while you consider the possible consequences of your proposed act, basic right and wrong etc. your hands and face twitch as your more basic primitive passions urge you on to choke the life out of him. Could this be what she was going through? and if so not having a clue as to why she couldn't go through with her intent to kill her? or what to do about the situation? "what am I going to do with you?". John.."were you going to kill her?"....Cam.."I don't know what I was going to do"....John.."since when do you not know what you'r going to do?"......Cam.." I don't know".....John.."what's happening with you"..Cam.."I don't know". I think that she is experiencing new feelings and emotions, possibly even a sense of basic right and wrong awakening with in her and simply can't explain it to herself or anybody else.
She has always been totally devoted to John, no question there, but has looked at him as if he was not really capable of making his own choices yet and her role more like another "Mother" type to look after him. When she said "your ahead of schedule" it became clear that view is rapidly changing. When she revealed her "parts stash" it indicated that she no longer felt it would be necessary to keep secrets from him and that she could start trusting him with her secrets. Her last statement in the ep. "Future John dosn't live here....you do" was more significant than her "locket gift". It was as if she were saying "you are future John..so you decide" when he asked her "what would future John do now?" and also indicating to him that instead of looking at him as a "baby brother" she now admired and looked up to him as a leader. As a result of all this I think John has become fully aware of his responsibility and we will start seeing him act in a much more assertive and self confident fashion as opposed to a snot nosed, whining teenager.
"6. In the ep where Derick and company had been captured by Skynet and were being taken down to a room where music was playing, it was her that was down there. She was posing as an "interrogator" but working for John to effect their escape. This would be before her "defection" was discovered by Skynet". Remember the ax that appeared the next morning that Derick used to break the chains? How do you think it got there? How did he recognize her when he got back to base as a cyborg? The same music playing as the time he caught her practicing ballet in her room."
what episode is this that you are talking about in point 6?? where derrick and crew was captured and camron was there?? thanks