Posted September 08 2008 - 01:08 PM
Even if you didn't get it in HD, it was still quite the episode. They definitely hit the ground running, with very little filler through the entire hour. I really like how John is consistently shown to be the smartest and most able, and that his decent (but irrational) instincts help rather than hurt their cause. I can't remember too much other than the poolside slaughter from the season finale, so I'm not sure what John was exposed to that Sarah and Derek thought was so horrible. Garbage wasn't the best actress in her debut, but considering that shocking revelation at the end I guess the Arnold Schwarzenegger precedent applies; ie. you don't need to be a great actor/actress.
It's not just the fact that her CEO character is a T-1000; it's the fact that she is a philosopher. Both she and Cameron are grappling with these huge existential questions, but in very different ways.
Now the real question: when Cameron was pinned between the trucks, was her plea real Cameron or terminator Cameron pretending? Based on Cameron's request of Sarah at the end, I'm guessing the latter.