Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Season 2 Episode 11

Self Made Man

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 01, 2008 on FOX

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  • Feels like it was written by an amateur...

    This episode just felt lazily put together. It's clearly designed to develop Cameron, but is hamfisted in the execution - particularly the wheelchair bound librarian. The actor valiantly gnaws at the scenery, but is hamstrung by the fact his character exists only as a tool for the writer - one to examine Cameron's issues and anxieties. Especially painful is the 'frozen in time' monologue, which emerges from the flimsiest of pretexts as a romantically ironic reflection on Cameron's existance. I am all for exploring theme and character motivation, but with Terminator it increasingly feels as if the world around John, Sarah and Co exists only for them. And we need to believe in the world and the people in it, or the world John is striving to save may as well be the matrix.