PTR Senior Staff Writer
Well, that was one bad dream.
This week's episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was one big bad dream rolling around in ever paranoid mind of Sarah Connor.
Except we all were supposed to think her "dream" was the real thing.
Kidnapped by the dude she supposedly "killed" at our now infamous heating and air conditioning plant. Held prisoner in the back of his van whilst be drugged so as to coerce her into telling him who she is (which really played more like tit-for-tat with the guy and went something like this: who are you; no, who are you; no really, who are you).
And yet, all this kidnapped-in-the-van stuff was supposed to appear to us as a nightmare-esque dream sequence she kept having whilst admitted into a clinic for sleep deprivation. Naturally, that clinic is really being run by Skynet to examine/study/mimic/obsess over all the nuances of the human brain unbeknownst to the humans.
This was supposed to be a Lena Headey focused episode, which I have liked in the past. She has some very clever nuances and tendencies that emerge when her Sarah is NOT obsessed with John. She can be funny, coy, friendly ... kinda like you might want to get to know her.
But last night's ep was just a big mess.
I'm starting to feel sorry for the actors.
Like, THIS is what they're being given to work with?
We didn't really learn anything other than ... uh, Sarah got kidnapped and was essentially drugged into having delusional dreams about Skynet taking over a sleep clinic for which she was a patient WHILST trying to fight AGAINST her own mind to figure out what scenario was real, and thus, escape her kidnapper.
I supposed we DID learn that the guy she supposedly killed at the plant was resurrected by Skynet so that he could keep doing his "job" (which is to now kidnap Sarah, apparently).
We did learn Summer Glau's Cameron looks nice in a bra and boy short briefs.
And we did learn that John is ... well, trying to convince Sarah in her "dream" sequence that the clinic isn't really a bad place.
No John Henry.
No Agent Ellison.
This ep was forgettable.
Like its own worst nightmare.
New episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles air Fridays at 8 p.m. on FOX. You can also watch full episodes online. Visit the Official Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Web site to catch up (or re-watch!)