Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Season 2 Episode 18

Today is the Day (1)

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 13, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Nitpick: Cameron is a highly sophisticated futuristic Terminator. Doesn't it cross John's mind even for a second that she wouldn't leave evidence if she had killed Riley? She'd destroy the body, not leave it laying around for people to find it.

  • Quotes

    • Derek: You're stuck in a can under the ocean, with one of those things …
      Jesse: Don't worry about Queeg, all right? He's a good bloke.
      Derek: He's not a bloke. Jesse, he's not on our side, don't ever think that. Aim for the chip. (he touches her head) Aim for the chip, they don't get up.

    • (John finds Cameron sorting Terminator parts)
      John: Great. It looks like a robot serial killer lives here. Oh, I guess one does.

    • Pilot: What happened to your face?
      Jesse: You ask a lot of questions for a guy that wants to get in my pants.

    • John: Was it you? Did you kill her?
      Cameron: What if I did?
      John: Don't play games with me. I need the truth.
      Cameron: I didn't kill her.
      John: I want to believe you.
      Cameron: Believe me.
      John: Sometimes you lie to me.
      Cameron: Yes. I do, but I'm not lying now. I am sorry.
      John: You're sorry? For what?
      Cameron: For your loss.
      John: I really wish I could believe that too.

    • Derek: So you gonna say anything? Jesse?
      Jesse: Thanks.
      Derek: Thanks?
      Jesse: For bailing me out, thanks. I know you don't like police stations.
      Derek: Maybe that's because I'm a fugitive.
      Jesse: I know. So, thanks.

    • Savannah: Boo! Come and play hide and seek, mommy.
      Weaver: I'm working.
      Savannah: But you promised.
      Weaver: Patience is a virtue, Savannah. To tolerate delay. It implies self-control and forbearance, as opposed to wanting what we want when we want it. Something to think about.

    • Ellison: Tell us where she's hiding.
      John Henry: That's not how the game works.
      Ellison: How's the game work?
      John Henry: Hide and seek, there are many variations. The one we're playing, you guess what I'm thinking, I give you a clue.
      Ellison: Listen to me, John Henry. You're gonna tell me where Savannah is and you're gonna tell me now.
      Weaver: I'm thinking of a country.
      Ellison: Come again?
      Weaver: Let's play the game.
      Ellison: This is ridiculous! I'm not gonna bargain with a computer.
      Weaver: If I'm not mistaken, Mr. Ellison, we've got no choice.

    • Derek: John's … girlfriend is dead.
      Jesse: Oh.
      Derek: Cyborg did it.
      Jesse: You know that for sure?
      Derek: Who else could it be?
      Jesse: What're you gonna do?
      Derek: About the metal?
      Jesse: What're you gonna do? 'Cause you can't kill her, Derek.
      Derek: What?
      Jesse: That's not something you can do. He has to make that decision on his own.
      Derek: You've really thought this through.
      Jesse: No. But I think about it, just like you do.

    • (Sarah has discovered the Terminator parts)
      John: We were using it for research. To find out what makes them …
      Sarah: Don't! John, just don't. Don't make excuses for her. Don't cover for her.
      John: I knew about the parts.
      Sarah: I'm not talkin' about parts. I'm talkin' about Riley.
      John: Well, there's nothing to talk about, is there? Because Riley's dead.
      Sarah: How do you think that happened?

    • Cameron: Where are we going now?
      John: We're not goin' anywhere. I'm going somewhere, and I'm gonna go alone.
      Cameron: You shouldn't be alone.
      John: Yes, I should.

    • Derek: I'm thinkin' about Riley, and what the cyborg did to her.
      Jesse: It's a terrible thing. But, um … if John realizes what the metal is … what it really does … maybe some good can come of it. Maybe you can help him see that.
      Derek: Good? An innocent kid is dead … because that metal bitch murdered her in cold blood. No good comes out of that. None. Not ever.

    • Jesse: You do me one favor. You see anything you don't like out there, you think before you pull that trigger.
      Dietz: I been seein' things I don't like since J-Day. You don't get to be my age without thinkin' first. I swear, mom. We'll hold hands before we cross the street.

    • Sarah: I had planned on waiting for you with Derek's sniper rifle, pulled the trigger, solved about 50% of my problems. One shot. Do you know how bad I'd have felt?
      Cameron: Very bad.
      Sarah: Not bad at all. But I know someone who'd have felt bad, someone who would never've forgiven me if I'd have done that. I don't know what to do with you. You know what the stakes are. You know why we're here. You know what this means. And yet, here I stand, burning what's left of an endoskeleton I though we'd burned months ago.
      Cameron: I needed spare parts.
      Sarah: I don't care what you need because this is not about you.
      Cameron: No. It's not about me. It's about John. You're concerned for his safety.
      Sarah: You bet I am.
      Cameron: From Skynet. From me.
      Sarah: Maybe. Maybe especially you.
      Cameron: We're all a threat. We're all a threat to John. He worries about us, that makes him vulnerable. He cares.
      Sarah: I am not John's problem.
      Cameron: John is John's problem. Humans are the problem. There's only one way for him to be safe - that's to be alone.
      Sarah: What kind of life is that?
      Cameron: John's life. Someday.

    • (Cameron scares away a pigeon.)
      Cameron: Goodbye, bird. There's a fifty-one percent chance I wouldn't have killed you.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: October 17th, 2009 on TVNorge
      Sweden: November 12th, 2009 on TV6
      Finland: December 27th, 2009 on Sub
      Czech Republic: December 31st, 2009 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: October 8th, 2010 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Caine Mutiny:

      In the future, the cyborg captain of the ship is named Queeg, notably the same name as the ship captain in Herman Wouk's Caine Mutiny.