Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Season 2 Episode 10

Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 24, 2008 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Cameron looks at the chip and actually sees that it is not built in 12nm-technology. The spectrum of light human eyes can see ranges from 380nm to 780nm. So to actually see the (atomic) structure of the chip, Cameron would have to have a larger spectrum of visibility, but when so, she wouldn't be able to see the chip from that distance, since air-molecules would be in her sight. In order to see structures in the nm-size, one requires an evacuated environment (vacuum).

  • Quotes

    • John: So your foster parents ... it's not really what I imagined.
      Riley: (smiles) Yeah, they're nice. They're too nice. They're aliens. You see those kids down there? They're not theirs. They're just losers, and cast-offs and rejects. They run a loser camp here.

    • Riley: (Looking at herself in a dressing-room triple mirror) There's a lot of mirrors in this world. Did you notice that? I don't think I can do this anymore.
      Jesse: I'm sorry. It's not easy, I understand. And maybe you even have some real feelings for him. Who wouldn't? He's John Connor. There's a reason people follow him all over hell.

    • Alex: (Responding to Sarah's reminiscing about dancing in the 80's) Big hair?
      Cameron: (Smiling) It's the hardest thing to get right.
      (Awkward silence as others look at Cameron.)
      Cameron: Hair.
      Alex: Right.

    • Ellison: Whether it had any feeling about Dr Sherman shouldn't matter, if you had taught it to value Sherman's life. Someone killed a man, and it wasn't John Henry. Excuse me. (he starts to leave)
      Weaver: What would you teach it? What would you teach it if you could?
      Ellison: You want to teach it commands. Start with the first Ten.

    • Murch: (referring to the Babylon AI) Blackout should have shut it down completely.
      Ellison: Should have?
      Murch: Babylon routed every watt from the generators to keep itself running.
      Ellison: So it broke the rules?
      Murch: It invented new ones.

    • Weaver: John Henry defeated the machine. But he couldn't stop progress.
      (they enter a lab where Ellison is stunned to see a repaired Cromartie)
      John Henry/Cromartie: Hello, Mr. Ellison. My name is John Henry. (it smiles) How are you today?

    • Sarah: It all adds up. The dots, The A.I., The Air Force, the chip.
      Derek: The nothing. Listen to yourself. First it's the dots, then the A.I. Now it's the chip. Whatever you've needed it to be, that's what it is. You got played. It happens. Welcome to the human race.

    • Weaver: Ask the Babylon A.I. Ask John Henry.
      Ellison: John Henry? It has a name?
      Weaver: That was something Dr. Sherman did. Gave it that name.
      Ellison: It's not a person.
      Weaver: No, but it's a mind.

    • Ellison: Babylon. How did it feel about Dr. Sherman? I know how that sounds.
      Murch: It's a computer. I mean, how does a coffee maker feel about coffee?
      Ellison: Humor me.
      Murch: You're asking if it knew it was killing Sherman when it threw the switch? Impossible. (Ellison walks away) I hope.

    • (Jesse explains why she's tracking Cameron)
      Jesse: She's taken over. It's sick is what it is. Imagine if he spends the next 20 years with her? Imagine what he'll become… what she'll turn him into? Just try. I'm here to stop her. I'm here to save him.
      (Derek uncocks his gun)
      Derek: I've got to think about this.
      Jesse: What the hell are you doing here? Why'd Conner send you back?
      (Derek holds up a photograph Jesse took of him and John)
      Derek: I love you… but don't push it.

    • John: I made you an appointment. Here's your cover.
      (John hands his mother a stack of documents)
      Sarah: I'm a rich divorcee looking to put my money into tech start-ups.
      John: That's right. I, uh, also made you a cheat sheet so you wouldn't… sound like a total moron when you're asking about neural networks and emergent behavior.
      Sarah: I have no idea what you just said.
      John: Yeah, that's my point.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      New Zealand: December 10th, 2008 on TV2
      United Kingdom: February 5th, 2009 on Virgin 1
      Sweden: April 9th, 2009 on TV6
      Australia: May 15th, 2009 on FOX8
      Norway: August 22nd, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: October 5th, 2009 on Sky Cinema Hits
      Finland: November 1st, 2009 on Sub
      Czech Republic: November 5th, 2009 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: September 9th, 2010 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Styx:
      When Alex, Xander, Sarah and Cameron meet for the first time to initiate a deal for the chip they speak about the '80s, "far back" (when the Army started to show interest in AI technologies). Alex states: "That's how I mark the decade: for me the '80s will always be Duran Duran." "Duran Duran, I loved Duran Duran..." Sarah replies. Way later in this episode when the chip deal is done Sarah closes the table by saying "Dōmo arigatō". Alex: "I didn't know... you spoke Japanese." Sarah: "I was into Styx before Duran Duran. Styx is a pop-rock group founded in the '70s and released in the early '80s their hit-single "Mr. Roboto". This song represents the use of technology and robots in the '80s and features the memorable line "Dōmo arigatō, Mr. Roboto, thank you very much, Mr. Roboto..." That's probably where Sarah picked up that line of Japanese.

    • Gale:

      The name chosen by John for Sarah's pseudonym in this episode is Gale, which, like her previous pseudonym Baum, is connected to his favorite childhood novel The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy Gale is the heroine of the novel, which was written by L. Frank Baum. Gale is also the name of Film Producer and second wife of James Cameron - Gale Anne Hurd.