Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Season 2 Episode 2

Automatic for the People

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 15, 2008 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • The writing in blood on the garage wall is as follows.
      On the left side:

      STARK 3007 LA
      TB 3 NQ C84

      On the Right Side:
      P. ALTO
      Last line only shows the top of the letters.

    • A new Terminator is introduced and killed off in this episode: "Greenway." It is not shown how Terminator Greenway was able to take the form of regular Greenway, but it's assumed that he did it in the same way as Cromartie did with George Laszlo last season. But one can argue, how did he have time to go through such an elaborate, time-consuming process when he had only a couple of hours to take control of Greenway's operation? Though if Skynet knew who it needed to replace then it may already have had pictures of Greenway allowing it to create a 'Greenway' T888 in the future and send it back in time already disguised.

    • The body of the "Greenway" terminator is placed by Cameron in a radioactive waste barrel. It's a neat way of getting rid of it without attracting attention, since such barrels are buried deep underground between concrete walls without anyone opening to check what's inside.

    • Goof: Some of the equipment seems to be inadequately installed, especially for a nuclear power plant. When the Greenway terminator opens the valve, and later, when Cameron closes it, the pipes wobble noticeably.

  • Quotes

    • John: About what you said before, about not being able to trust me.
      Cameron: Yes.
      John: I don't have to prove anything to anyone. Anyone...including you.

    • Riley: 16 November.
      John: Hey, you got it right. What's up?
      Riley: Just practicing.

    • Cameron: You can't be trusted anymore.
      John: Me? I can't be trusted?
      Cameron: You risked your life to fix me. That was a very dangerous thing to do. That could upset people.

    • Sarah: How many months are you?
      Kacy: Seven. I feel like a whale.
      Sarah: You look great.
      Kacy: I'm an orca. With boobs.

    • Sarah: I've seen how you handle it. I send you and the landmine to do this, I guarantee someone's ending up dead.
      Derek: Maybe somebody's supposed to end up dead.
      Sarah: And the other part of that equation is maybe not.

    • Michelle: Sarah's alive? In LA? And these things, they're not human, they're ... I can't ... I, I can't ...
      Charley: I don't love her anymore, babe. Not like that.
      : (slaps him) Of all the things you just told me, Charley, she seems to be the least of our problems.

    • Riley: I wonder where your room is.
      John: I don't know.
      Riley: Let's go look for it. (cuts to them staring at a room filled with toddler toys and furniture)
      John: She can't be serious.

    • Sarah: I'll have what he's having.
      Greenway: I'm drinking tonic water.
      Sarah: I won't have what he's having.

    • Sarah: Every girl loves a uniform.
      Greenway: My ex didn't. At least not the one with my name stitched to it.
      Sarah: Bitch!
      Greenway: Affirmative.

    • Sarah: (about Riley) Now is not the time for this.
      John: Now is not the time? Well, when is the time? For me, I mean, to live my life.

    • Cameron: You have a new friend.
      John: Her name is Riley. And you probably creeped her out. When you talk to people don't stand so close.
      Cameron: I was assessing her threat-level.
      John: Well... Am I safe?
      Cameron: I don't know - girls are complicated.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      New Zealand: October 15th, 2008 on TV2
      Denmark: October 17th, 2008 on TV3
      United Kingdom: October 30th, 2008 on Virgin 1
      Latinoamerica: November 11th, 2008 on Warner Channel
      India: January 13th, 2009 on Zee Cafe
      Australia: March 20th, 2009 on FOX8
      Norway: June 27th, 2009 on TVNorge
      Finland: September 6th, 2009 on Sub
      Czech Republic: September 10th, 2009 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: August 12th, 2010 on Markiza

    • In this episode Busy Philipps (Kacy) is noticeably pregnant. Busy's daughter, Birdie Leigh Silverstein, was born on August 13, 2008.

    • Garret Dillahunt (Cromartie) does not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions