Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Season 2 Episode 11

Self Made Man

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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Cameron: (Looking at herself in the mirror) Do you ever think about dying?
      Eric: What?
      Cameron: Or about suicide?
      Eric: Why would I think about that?
      Cameron: Because there's something wrong with you.

    • Eric: If Stark wanted to take out Chandler, why kill 42 innocent people?
      Cameron: It happens.

    • Sarah: (handing a laundry basket to Cameron) You never sleep, make yourself useful.
      John: Most efficient killing machine ever, you got her doing laundry. (Sarah takes the basket from Cameron and gives it to John; he thinks about it and hands it back to Cameron) You do never sleep.

    • (Cameron returns to the library another night and rings the buzzer. The door opens but instead of Eric there is a woman)
      Woman: Sorry we're closed.
      Cameron: (looks inside confused) Is Eric here?
      Woman: Eric?
      Cameron: He works the night shift. He lets me in.
      Woman: I've no idea; they just called and asked me to come in. Sorry… (moves to close door)
      Cameron: (smiles understanding) Do you like donuts? (holds up bag of donuts brought for Eric) I have one glazed, one sprinkle and one cinnamon twist.
      (She takes the bag and lets Cameron into the library.)

    • Eric: Are you afraid of someone?
      Cameron: Afraid? No.
      Eric: I've seen cuts on your face. There was one last week. You were wearing makeup, but ...
      Cameron: Sometimes ... I get into fights.
      Eric: Wha ...?! Why?
      Cameron: My brother. There are people out to hurt him. I protect him.
      Eric: Who protects you?
      Cameron: I do.

    • Riley: My old foster parents are these '60's hippies. Always talking like they were single-handedly saving the world because they recycled. They called me the deviant. Like, "the deviant got a C in math"; or "should we take the deviant to see Bruce Hornsby"? That's why I came up to you that day, John. Because, I thought since you're a weirdo, you might get me.
      John: My foster parents used to call me the delinquent.

    • Eric: Film vault's on the top floor. You'll have to go alone.
      Cameron: Why?
      Eric: No wheelchair access. (Cameron looks at him, leans over and picks him up) Wh-whoa. You're really strong.
      Cameron: I work out.

    • Cameron: I know what he was looking at. (Cameron scans the sky) He was measuring the stars' radial velocity, the distance in parsecs and the Cartesian coordinates.
      Eric: What? Why?
      Cameron: To pinpoint the date.
      Eric: You can tell the date by looking at the sky?
      Cameron: Stellar motion can be used to calculate what the sky will look like for hundreds of years in the future, or the past.
      Eric: Why is the date so important?
      Cameron: It's not … unless it's the wrong date. Myron Stark was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: February 12th, 2009 on Virgin 1
      New Zealand: April 15th, 2009 on TV2
      Sweden: April 16th, 2009 on TV6
      Australia: May 22nd, 2009 on FOX8
      Norway: August 29th, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: October 12th, 2009 on Sky Cinema Hits
      Finland: November 8th, 2009 on Sub
      Czech Republic: November 12th, 2009 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: September 16th, 2010 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Myron Stark: (checking a man's body dimensions) Give me your clothes!

      This is a reference to all three Terminator movies, in which Arnold Schwazenegger's first spoken words would have to do with obtaining clothes.