Summer Glau Plays With Knives. A Lot.

Last night's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles made for a fantastic season ender: tons of action, knifeplay, closure, and fresh riddles. But I'll be pissed if it turns out to be the series finale. Spoilerwarning! » 4/11/09 1:30pm 4/11/09 1:30pm

Sarah Connor's Worst Nightmares All Come True

Well, I didn't see that coming. Any of that, really. My jaw dropped multiple times during last night's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, an episode I had to watch twice in a row. Spoiler rampage! » 4/04/09 1:00pm 4/04/09 1:00pm

Paranoia Doesn't Always Keep You Alive

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been on a slow boil of character development... and last Friday, it started to pay off. Big time. There will be spoilers. » 3/30/09 11:18am 3/30/09 11:18am

Sarah Connor's Future Just Keeps Getting Worse

Friday's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles proved, once and for all, that the Riley storyline was worth hanging in there for. Not to mention, that a character-driven drama can also raise tough philosophical questions. Spoilers! » 3/22/09 1:14pm 3/22/09 1:14pm

If the Terminator Hand Fits . . .

Cameron's been framed for murder, but who's going to believe a Terminator? Especially one who says things like, "I lie sometimes, but I'm not lying now." Spoilers for last Friday's Sarah Connor Chronicles below... » 3/16/09 1:09pm 3/16/09 1:09pm

Be Careful Whose Death You Wish For

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is firing on all cylinders again, with an episode that unravels more secrets of the future, and gives us a major turning point in the Riley-Jesse storyline. Killer-robot spoilers below. » 3/07/09 1:00pm 3/07/09 1:00pm

Ask A Terminator About Your Love Life

Here's the moment where Friday's Terminator episode lost me, and never quite got me back. You keep waiting for Summer Glau to say something awesome, and then she just adds to the banality. Spoilers avaunt. » 2/22/09 4:03pm 2/22/09 4:03pm

Terminators Always Come In Through The Front Door

Last night's Terminator episode was pretty much pure win. I love the "dysfunctional family trapped in a cabin with a monster outside" thing. It's always a recipe for goodness. And once again, we saw the show building on the Terminator mythos from the movies without going too far off the reservation. Spoilers ahead. » 12/09/08 2:58pm 12/09/08 2:58pm

A Piece Of The Terminator Action

Top ho! It's a 1920s Terminator speakeasy party, with flappers doing the Charleston and some positively ripping cocktails. I've been excited for the killing-machine-meets-Valentino episode of Sarah Connor Chronicles since I read some pages from the script, and it was just as mold-breaking as I'd hoped. I'm beginning… » 12/02/08 4:35pm 12/02/08 4:35pm

All The Terminator Chicks Are Psycho And/Or Robots

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles » 11/25/08 3:37pm 11/25/08 3:37pm started out as the show about women who kick robot ass and get the job done. Now it's the show about crazy chicks who can't keep their eye on the ball. Don't get me wrong — it's still one of my favorite shows, and last night's episode still left me eager to see what happens…

Why Isn't Terminator The New Lost?

Watching last night's episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles » 11/18/08 7:09pm 11/18/08 7:09pm, I couldn't help wondering why this show hasn't become the new , with a cult following and 12 million viewers. The show deserves it: last night's episode wasn't the best of the season, by a long chalk, but it was thrilling and disturbing, and it…

Terminator: Seduction!

Finally, we see why having a Terminator in the shape of Summer Glau might pose some strategic advantages, in a scene that either made you go "hubba hubba" or made your skin crawl... or maybe both. Last night's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles » 11/11/08 2:30pm 11/11/08 2:30pm was one of the most action-packed yet, but it was also one of the…

THIS Is How You Do A Science Fiction Show About Religion

One of my big worries for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles » 11/04/08 2:30pm 11/04/08 2:30pm has been the tendency to dip too far into religious allegory. But last night's episode, "Brothers of Nablus?" Totally converted me. I'm now a zealot for the Bible stories in the universe, thanks to Cameron's Old-Testament bloodthirstiness and the…

Everyone's In Therapy On The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Last night's episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles featured Battlestar Galactica's Stephanie Jacobsen. And perhaps in her honor, it was the most BSG-esque episode of the pre-apocalyptic robot-fighting show so far. That was both a good thing and a bad thing, as the Connor clan worked out their issues with… » 10/21/08 5:52pm 10/21/08 5:52pm

Inside Every Street Girl, There's Really A Psychopathic Robot From The…

It's funny how easily robot-apocalypse trauma can look like runaway street girl trauma to a trained social worker. Last night's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles » 9/30/08 5:51pm 9/30/08 5:51pm was back to making the funny juxtapositions between the fucked up stuff in our everyday lives and the supreme fuckage of the robo-slaughter to come.…

You Can't Escape The Beastwizard! (As If You'd Want To)

This moment from last night's Sarah Connor Chronicles illustrates perfectly why the Terminator spin-off show is one of the most inventive and bizarre on television. Our bad Terminator has stolen the identity of an out-of-work actor, George Lazlo, and then gone and wasted 20 FBI agents to the strains of Johnny Cash.… » 9/23/08 5:00pm 9/23/08 5:00pm

I Married A Terminator!

Terminator's rules for keeping the romance in your marriage: Always think about the other women you've strangled during a tender moment, so she'll see the fire in your eyes. Keep her wine-glass full at all times. Do the finger-lip thing, women love that. The best part about the "I Married A Terminator" scenes from… » 3/04/08 2:43pm 3/04/08 2:43pm

Sarah Connor Chronicles Wants To Be Battlestar Galactica

Sarah Connor's uppercut to her ex-shrink's jaw was one of the most satisfying moments in last night's episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. That annoying psychiatrist who kept Sarah drugged and locked up in Terminator 2 finally apologizes to her for being such a jack-ass (after he's just torched an FBI… » 2/26/08 1:30pm 2/26/08 1:30pm

Too Many Skeevy Uncles And Stepdads On Sarah Connor

Did you have a skeevy uncle when you were a kid? One who hung around the house way too much, drank all your parents' beer and shouted random obscenities at your boyfriends or girlfriends? Did you ever wish you could watch a whole TV show about that uncle, plus maybe a skanky stepdad for good measure? Well, then … » 2/19/08 3:00pm 2/19/08 3:00pm

Summer Glau Unscrews Your Head On "Sarah Connor"

They don't make Terminators as tough as they used to, judging from how easily Summer Glau incapacitates one in this scene from last night's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. But on the upside, she's a lot better at simulating human emotions than Arnie ever was. Or is it really all just a simulation? Look at the… » 2/12/08 4:00pm 2/12/08 4:00pm