Desert Cantos gives us an Oasis

I really can't believe what I just saw. I mean that in a good way. With the entirety of this season being pock marked into an UFO conspiracy theorists dream come true I have to say I was not expecting the writers to shove this in our faces like that.


For a moment I thought a terminator was going to pop out of that puddle but when the airship burst into the sky and basically flipped everyone off I was enveloped in questions. Is this the birth of skynet? Is this skynet's competition? Are Riley and Jesse doing it? Is that Marylin Manson? Being inquisitive has its perks.


I thought the funeral and the way it was executed was rather entertaining, but the writers showcased their weakness once again by throwing away one episode characters. Is it just me, or did you get left with a sense that the daughter of the supposedly not dead man (who is probably a T-1000 or some odd number by now) left without closure. Not for her, I mean for us. We don't know if she was a sleep walking village idiot like her mother who would be just fine with the money. But I guess her words during the burial were good enough (Actually, I believe it was mockery and sarcasm, but who's paying attention?)


I have a feeling that our newly vindicated Sarah is going to wreak havoc in the next episode for being doubted and spat upon. It's a pity almost. I feel like Sarah's character has finally begun the evolution into Linda Hamilton at the beginning of "Terminator 2: Judgement Day". She's starting to feel colder, more cynical and callous. She's starting to feel harder and I feel less attached to her than I used to. The good news is that I have a feeling the writers will make this sacrifice in order to make John a more endearing character, which up until now, he hasn't been anything but annoying if not less than eye candy.


There was one thing missing from this episode though, and that was a Cameron/other bot throw down. I was almost certain that the flying caucer would try to probe her and she'd break it off a piece but I'm bound to be wrong about some things. Here's to hoping for an animalistic next episode. Lord knows we deserve it.

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Feb 22, 2009 11:47AM EST

have to agree. its about time we saw some robot fighting action. its been so long now, i cant remember the last time cameron flexed her muscle. i think its funny though. a little girl like that SERIOUSLY kicking male(?) robot butt like she does

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Feb 23, 2009 6:04AM EST

Well i enjoyed this episode, i liked the idea that Sarah was proved right when the drone popped out of the liquid, and she did not even have to say told you so. Also while there was no big robot throw down, i thought that Cameron did have some interesting observations and moments again. Again not saying a robot bust up would not be fun, but don't think you could have had another robot there given Weaver went there and dealt with it herself. Next episode we could well see a good old fight with the drone, would make things interesting, and i think your right John is much more decisive, now as a consequence of i would guess when they thought Sarah was losing it and he had to be.Still i hope they don't make her colder i think its the duality of her being this fighter, willing to go to desperate lengths, yet still a mother who wants to make her son breakfast that i find personally facinating, as with all the characters.

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Feb 26, 2009 1:19AM EST

I actually agree with you travelbug. I adore Cameron's little asides and I think she deserves a lot more dialogue and backstory. Even if we have gotten two episodes of CAMERON CAMERON CAMERON!!! :]

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