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09 September 2008 @ 09:26 am
SCC!  
New SCC last night! How awesome was that? Pretty damn awesome, I think! I did have one little thing that bugged me, but overall I thought the episode was really strong.



Nice, picking it up exactly where things left off. Wrapped up the stuff from last season and moved forward pretty quickly. I'm a little "Huh, I think Cameron would've suffered at least some burn damage from the bomb" but hey, I'll suspend my disbelief. So, bullet points (I haven't done this for a show since Alias!)

~ Cameron going bad? AWESOME! And River Summer is a great little actress. She pulled off that truncated injured-Terminator movement so well, I'm sure she studied how Arnold did it, exactly like she studied Robert Patrick for the motorcycle cop scene last season. She is all kinds of awesome. :D

~ Even though I knew she wouldn't kill either of them, I actually got caught up in the building suspense of Cameron hunting down John and Sarah. That whole sequence was just really damn good.

~ Derek and Charlie - LMAO! "Aren't you married?" HahahahahahahahaHA! That's right Charlie, remember your wife? I know TPTB have said no to any possible romance between Derek/Sarah, but you can't tell me that didn't come across as male territory games. I also don't think they can get rid of the chemistry that already exists between Derek and Sarah. I'm not going to read every line as shippy, but come on - Derek was pretty much pissing all over Sarah in that conversation with Charlie, proverbially speaking, of course. (I also like how that paralleled my fic, Secrets, and Derek's feelings in re:Charlie.)

~ "John, I'm better now, don't do this! I'm perfect. I love you, John!" Wow. I knew she was lying, of course, and Sarah knew she was lying, and even John knew she was lying, but Cameron really pulled out all the stops on that one. Confirming my suspicions that she knows John Connor views her, Cameron, differently than he views other models. Whether she knows this from future!John, or she picked it up from now!John at some point last season is less certain. And I felt bad for him. He wanted to believe her, but knew he couldn't.

~ My one problem with this ep: I get that they had to have John defy his mother and plug Cameron back in, or no more Cameron. But WOW that scene read as really false to me. John pointing a gun at Sarah and Derek stops them from stopping him? Really? Cause I'm thinking both of them are badass enough to not just let that happen. I was dumbfounded. And then when he gave the gun to Cameron before they all knew she was better??? WTF! Derek, for certain, would not have let that happen. And both he and Sarah just stood there? What? Sarah should have been over that damn car and shoving John to the ground. That whole scene read really OOC to me. It could have been written differently and still accomplished the same thing.

~ "So he is married." :-)

~ *sigh* I hope cutting off his hair so it no longer hangs all emo into his eyes indicates a less emo John in the future. But it doesn't look like it, does it?

~ HOLY FRAKKING HELL!! A T-1000! Or maybe T-1001, I guess we'll find out as the season progresses. At first I was really unsure and "meh" about this new villain. Now I am so on board for this, holy crap this is going to be a good season!

~ Agent Ellison, wow are you ever in a bad spot. I guess now we know why he let you live, huh? I wonder how long it will be before Cromartie and the T-1000 hook up and start working together. I wonder if she'll give him upgrades! I wonder how she plans to use Ellison. (Other than what we saw in the preview.)

Previews look awesome, can't wait to see what the rest of the season holds. :-)

ETA: Oh, and I lovelovelove the new opening/voiceover - I love it all, but mostly that DEREK is included! Yes!
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indie: SCC Derek beerindiefic on September 9th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
I want a spin off that's nothing but Derek needling Charley as they chase the Connors in their big red flashy ambulance ;)
rhienellethrhienelleth on September 9th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hee! That was great. :-)
livy1213 on September 9th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
John was a f-ing idiot for putting the chip back into Cameron. For all he knew he could have been killing them all and why? Because he has a sick crush on a machine. If Derek doesn't at least have some strong words for John in the next couple episodes I'm so calling bullshit. Derek is suppose to call John on crap like this not just idle watch it happen.
KayJayUU: scc the motherkayjayuu on September 9th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Okay, I just watched it *loves*.

I need to watch it again in a bit, with discussion in mind. BUT... holy moley I have fic processing in my brain, that hasn't happened in ages. (We'll see if anything actually spits out...)

Actually, that scene where John goes his own way read true to me (again, I'll re-evaluate in a bit)... because I am the mother of a non-conventional teenager, who just turned 18. There's been a lot of letting go in the last 9 months... and we have yet to reach the point where there's actual danger/missteps involved and I have to sit back and watch it happen.

I can't wait. /sarcasm

So... we'll see if I get a post or a story outta this later on. I have today AND tomorrow off... hmm....