Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, The 1.04 Heavy Metal (2008, TV) – 7/10

Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, The 1.04 Heavy Metal (2008)

Cameron learns that Cromartie’s head and, more specifically, chip followed them through time and has been on the lookout for activity that reflects him rebuilding himself in order to continue his mission. She detects a shipment of Coltan, the metal that she herself is made of. John wants to go after Cromartie, presuming that he is injured, while Sarah wants to play it safe and remain undetected. They decide to go with John’s idea but discover that the Terminator importing the heavy metal is not Cromartie but another Terminator with a new mission.

7/10

Rather better than it looks like it’s going to be thanks to concentrating on giving the characters decisions to make and dilemmas to face. I’m still not happy with Lena Headey as Sarah Connor (her violent interrogation of a hired goon just feels wrong) or with our gentlemen Terminators but the episode is interesting, has plenty of plot and is pacily directed.

This Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, The episode contains extreme robot violence, extreme violence.

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