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‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’ blogging: “Allison from Palmdale”

(previous: Episode 3: “The Mousetrap”)

I find myself moved to snark on the robots from the future and the impending doom of the human race. Hey, it’s the way I roll. Feel free to discuss more in-depth in comments, should you be moved to do so.

[spoilers after the jump!]
At first I thought, Is this the Very Special episode, in which Cameron learns about kids living on the street in L.A.? And then I got more confused. Cameron has memories of being a real person, Allison from Palmdale, who was alive on Judgment Day and remembers life before the machines? Is Cameron a copy of a real person, like it got a download of Allison’s brain? Or is does it have Allison’s brain in its machine body, kinda like Robocop? Sure, we see Allison and Cameron together, but maybe Cameron got the brain (or the download) after it killed Allison…

Still and all, Allison’s experience at the hands of the machines was chilling, in a Guantanamo Bay kind of way. People in a zoo? Eek.

Uh-oh! The FBI agent is working for the Irish Terminator? Hunting robots with a lady robot for a boss? This cannot be a positive turn.

More potential for upcoming disaster: Sarah is making promises to her pregnant neighbor that she’ll be there for the neighbor and her baby. I predict calamity.

Loved the bit with the shrink, who accepts Allison/Cameron’s “fantasy” of being a machine from the future. Is it me reading too much into this, or did this play like an analysis of fans who are a little too into the Terminator alternate world?

Lesson for the week: Don’t send your pet Terminator to the supermarket for crunchy cheesy things — you won’t get the crunchy cheesy things and your Terminator will go bad.

(Need a complete episode recap? Check out Fox’s official site for the show.)

(next: Episode 5: “Goodbye to All That”)

MPAA: rated TV14-LV

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