May 6, 2009
The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2
The finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was finally shown in the UK this Thursday. Opinions?
Well, my initial reaction was woah as presumably intended by the writers. Followed shortly by eh?
I'm not quite sure why John followed John Henry at all, it didn't seem to make sense. And then Sarah just stood by and watched. And where did the time machine come from in the first place? I think all the SFX budget went on that one episode. All a bit too crazy and obviously an attempt to create some press and maybe save the show.
Overall though, the series has been excellent, only the three dot dream stuff losing the plot (quite literally). The Scottish ex-Rockstar Terminator didn't turn out to be as terrible as I imagined either. It was at its best when John and Sarah were confronting their unreal existence, fighting for some normality in a life that has been a nightmare. The contrast between killer robots from the future and trying to live an invisible suburban life was handled very nicely, and low-key scenes were always favoured over hysterics. I thought Lena Headey did great job playing Sarah Connor, and despite all the fanboy uproar made the role her own, and made her much more believable than the muscle-bound crazy mother of T2.
I'm happy for the show to end at that. Better to leave memories of awesomeness than to descend into dirge like Heroes.