Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Season 2 Episode 17

Ourselves Alone

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 06, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Sarah: (when she finds Derek has started running down her leads) He should keep me in the loop, it's my loop!
      Cameron: You've been distracted.
      Sarah: I was kidnapped!
      Cameron: Which is distracting.

    • Cameron: This is your fault.
      Riley: What's my fault?
      Cameron: You're the reason that person is here.
      Riley: You're John's sister, you can't keep me here.
      Cameron: They don't always like the way I do things.

    • Cameron: You don't belong here. John isn't right for you and you're not right for him. He can't see that.
      Riley: Stop … please. You're freaking me out.
      Cameron: You're unreliable. I don't know what you do.
      Riley: I'm just John's girlfriend. That's it.
      Cameron: You can't be John's girlfriend. You're a threat. You can't stay here any more. But I can't let you leave.
      Riley: You're John's sister.
      Cameron: What am I going to do with you?

    • Riley (referring to her "suicide" attempt): Well, it shouldn't have happened here … or, not at all.
      John: It's in the past.
      Riley: People don't forget about the past.
      John: I'm not saying "Forget it." I'm saying … it's in the past.

    • Derek: I want you to help me with somethin'.
      Jesse: Didn't I just help you with somethin' … this morning in the shower?
      Derek: There's a guy, he's got some information I need.
      Jesse: So ask him.
      Derek: Not that kind of guy, not that kind of information.
      Jesse: Skynet? (Derek nods "Yes") I'm not here to stop the war, sweetie, I'm here to win it.
      Derek: John Connor.
      Jesse: John Connor.
      Derek: You keep saying that, but I don't know what it means. I'm the one living with him.
      Jesse: How's that working out for you? Metal alive and well? Sarah running you around?
      Derek: I'm here. I'm asking you. Either help me with my plan or show me some progress on yours.

    • Riley: She cut her wrists.
      Jesse: Why did it cut itself?
      Riley: I don't know, but I saw the metal, and she knows that I saw it.
      Jesse: Sweetie, if she knew you saw, you'd be dead.
      Riley: I can't go back there.
      Jesse: I wonder what's wrong with it? Has it been actin' strange?
      Riley: Strange? Everything she does is strange. Did you not hear me? I can't go back there.
      Jesse: 'Course you can, dear. You put one foot in front of the other. Master your fear. Remember the mission.

    • (John repairs Cameron's hand)
      John: You feel any different?
      Cameron: Yes.
      John: Are you all fixed?
      Cameron: I don't know.
      John: Well, just try not to kill any more birds.
      Cameron: You're ahead of schedule
      John: With what?
      Cameron: What you need to learn.

    • Sarah: And I talked to her foster dad. I would've talked to him longer but he asked me to leave. He thinks we're the reason she tried to kill herself.
      John: Because of Mexico?
      Sarah: Because Riley had a violent breakdown about bleached skulls and the end of the world.
      John: I haven't told her anything.
      Sarah: I don't believe you.
      John: Well, I swear to God, I've said nothing. I'll talk to her.
      Sarah: Might be too late for that.
      John: Well, what do you want me to do?
      Sarah: I want you to prepare yourself for what's going to happen when Cameron finds out.

    • John (referring to Riley): Were you gonna kill her?
      Cameron: I don't know what I was going to do.
      John: What do you mean you didn't know what you were gonna do? Since when do you not know what you're gonna do?
      Cameron: I don't know. I should've killed her. She's a threat to you.
      John: That is not your decision to make.
      Cameron: It's usually not a decision.
      John: Well, obviously it is this time. And it's not yours. What's happening with you?
      Cameron: I don't know.

    • John: Riley, is there anything you wanna tell me?
      Riley: About what?
      John: About anything. Is there anything you want to tell me?
      Riley: John …
      John: Because today is the day … Today is the day where you tell me whatever it is that you might wanna tell me.
      Riley: No.

    • Riley: She's supposed to kill me, right? That's it, that's the real plan.
      Jesse: That's absurd.
      Riley: No, it's not. You knew that was the only thing that would turn John against her. She's supposed to kill me. You called the DCFS. You called my foster parents. You called my school. How could you do that to me? I trusted you. I loved you.
      (Jesse throws a vase at Riley and grabs her)
      Jesse: I rescued you from hell., and I took you to paradise! I gave you a purpose, a chance to be a hero. You know how few people get a chance for their lives to mean something? For their deaths to mean something? I made you matter.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: October 10th, 2009 on TVNorge
      Sweden: November 5th, 2009 on TV6
      Finland: December 20th, 2009 on Sub
      Czech Republic: December 24th, 2009 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: October 8th, 2010 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Terminator
      Cameron's attempts to repair the damage to her arm is a reference to a similar event in the original Terminator movie in which the original T-800 (portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger) attempts to repair the damage to his arm and eye after a confrontation with Sarah and Kyle Reese.