Review: Sarah Connor Chronicles - 'Allison From Palmdale'

This season of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" seems to be about defying fan expectations. Not only did we get an unexpected look at Cameron's origin this week, we also got a juicy piece of new information: There are Terminators who want to make peace with humans. I didn't see that one coming. Oddly enough, Cameron announced this just minutes before giving her human counterpart, Allison, the death blow. Cameron might be a machine, but she's also becoming wildly unpredictable as this series progresses. I look forward to watching the character evolve, and I have no doubt that Summer Glau is up to the challenge. Read more

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Oct 1, 2008 5:26PM EDT

If you ask me, the writers followed BSG's lead and decided to indicate that some machines (Cylons) want peace with the humans (6's, 8's, and Leobins).

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Oct 6, 2008 5:31AM EDT

Terribly sorry to burst your bubble here, but every single piece of information from this show points to the fact that in the future, the terminator called Cameron was trying to "infiltrate" John Connor's resistance headquarters. The terminators mission was not to make peace, but to kill the leader of mankind's only hope. This was stated quite clearly in the first episode of series one, so I think that it's safe to assume that when Cameron in the future stated "There are some of us who want to help humans", she was telling what we call a lie. Designed to get information about the Resistance's base out of her target by creating hope that the target is doing the right thing by telling her, creating a small amount of Stockholm Syndrome in Alison from Palmdale.Also, remember the start of this series? When Cameron's chip reset itself and she reverted back to her original mission of KILLING John Connor? Does that really lend any support to the idea that there are Terminators out there that want to make peace?Be careful out there, the only thing worse that robots are zombies, and if either is sighted, the end may very well be neigh. You can't bargain with either, you can only run and survive.

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Oct 6, 2008 10:47AM EDT

Thanks fiannamk2 I thought I might have missed something with all this talk of friendly androids.I would like to know how that fluid or mimetic polyalloy Terminator got to this timeline. I thought that timeline was distorted with Miles Dyson getting killed in the first season?

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Oct 6, 2008 9:10PM EDT

Fairly obvious that Cameron tried to infiltrate john's camp and failed her mission and was reprogrammed to do what the other robots did in the old movies. They to were captured and reprogrammed to protect john connor. She keeps having memory glitches and her old mission *memory data* keeps popping up and fixes itself.

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