But I hope my hope is not vain and futile because OMG WHY HAVEN'T MORE PEOPLE BEEN WATCHING THIS SHOW. I haven't wanted a show to be renewed this badly since Veronica fucking Mars.
HOLY SHIT THAT WAS AWESOME.
Jeremy!! You left sports and joined the FBI or something! Aw. He is a funny boy. Were we supposed to buy that he believed Sarah? Or was that just an excuse for Josh Malina to show his prowess at the dramatic monologue? (SHE HAS THREE SEVENS, AND HE HAS A STRAIGHT.)
(Random Danny Dyson mention!! roxybisquaint, your theory may be correct!!)
Hey, it's that priest from that church in that one episode! Gosh, that was a long time ago. Sarah has a better memory than I do. And who was that girl? Did we see her in that episode? That wasn't Mute Chola, was it?
John Henry playing D&D = WIN. I want him on my team! He will kill all the Umberhulks for me. QUESTION: what was with the bizarre repetition/mirroring between him and Weaver?
(This episode had a disappointing lack of Savannah. Wah. They needed to be adorable together ONE LAST TIME. But I am getting ahead of myself. Wait for it.)
John and Cameron! That was the most sexually charged diagnostic work I have ever seen! And did Cameron want to turn him on or WHAT. He loves her but she's a machine so he kind of hates her for possibly giving his mom cancer but she's hot and has roboboobs so he wants to make out with her and it is so fucked-up. (So her nuclear reactor wasn't leaking? Was that what he determined with his breast exam?)
Will. You. Join. Us. HOLY SHIT THAT WAS TOTALLY WEAVER ON THE SUB! Is she the same one or from another future? Because she didn't accept John's offer then! Maybe she changed her mind? (P.S. Shirley Manson was pretty awesome in this episode.) And Cameron lied! Liar liar roboboobs on fire! What the hell? Whose side is she on? DEEP DOWN SHE WANTS TO KILL JOHN CONNOR.
Prison break! Cameron shot a bunch of people! Or shot at them, at least. It looked like she was intentionally keeping her body count low. And then John Henry unlocked everything! I am so glad they finally tied the stories together so that his plotline didn't take place in a vacuum! But it had to, for a while.
Had we seen the T-888 who was sent to kill Weaver before? I wasn't sure. But let me say that again: he was sent to kill Weaver. He actually thought that would work. Which is amazing. Because it demonstrates that Skynet doesn't know about Weaver. They don't know the T-1001s defected! How awesome is that!
I'll tell you, it is a little less awesome than AN H-K PLOWING INTO ZEIRA CORP. I thought there was a smudge on my screen at first, and then the characters seemed to notice the smudge, and then the smudge got bigger, and then there was fire and WEAVER LIQUID METALLING A SAFETY BARRIER. ELLISON, FOR FUCK'S SAKE, TELL ME YOU SAW THAT. ALSO WHY DID YOU HAVE NO REACTION TO THAT. DO YOU KNOW YOUR BOSS IS A MOTHERFUCKING ROBOT OR NOT? I AM STILL UNSURE. GAH.
BUT AT LEAST WEAVER IS NOW A CONFIRMED GOOD GUY!! SHE IS INDEED ANTI-SKYNET!!!!111 AND JOHN HENRY IS HER SON AND JOHN CONNOR NEEDS JOHN HENRY WHAT. HOW THE FUCK MUCH DOES SHE KNOW?? WHAT IS HER MASTER PLAN?
AND THEN WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO CAMERON?!?! HER CHIP IS GONE AND SHE LOOKS LIKE SHIT. IS SHE DEAD? DID JOHN HENRY SWITCH THEIR CHIPS? WHERE IS THE "I'M SORRY, JOHN" MESSAGE COMING FROM? OH WAIT DID HE JUST STEAL HER NUCLEAR BOOB??
THE THREE DOTS ARE FROM THE TURK! I...DON'T KNOW HOW THE REBEL GUY KNEW THAT BUT OKAY.
AND THEN AND THEN AND THEN WTF WTF WTF OMGWTF.
I cannot believe they did that. I never expected a timejump, holy shit. And what's more, they separated John and Sarah. The whole point of the show was to have them together! BUT. The whole point of this season was to bring John Connor to a point where he could survive without her. In the last several episodes, we've seen John evolve into someone much, much closer to Future John. And we know he loves Cameron to little metal pieces, so he'll follow her into the future. But that image of Sarah backing away, out of the timesphere, was just so fucking sad. I don't know what we were supposed to think her rationale for abandoning her son was, but a couple things come to mind. One, she has to stay and fight because no one else will. I forget what scene it is now, but there was a scene in this episode that really hammered home the idea that Sarah Connor is motherfucking saving the goddamn world. She didn't ask for that responsibility, but she has it, and damned if anyone is going to stop her. And two, I can see her being absolutely terrified. She's had so many nightmares of the apocalypse; she doesn't want to see it. BUT HER MESSAGE OF LOVE TRAVELS THROUGH TIME AND SPACE.
(Oh my God, Sarah and Ellison are going to have to raise Savannah now!)
So much nudity in this episode!
You know who's in the future? DEREK. DEREK! Of course they wouldn't lose one of their best characters! They would just make Brian Austin Green reset to a different version! FUN TIMES FOR ACTING. And of course they wouldn't just kill off Cameron. They would just make Summer Glau play ALLISON FROM PALMDALE WHY HELLO THERE. And Kyle Reese! All looking at one John Connor, who's that?
Oh man, you know one way to create the mythical figure known as John Connor? Have him appear unexplainedly out of nowhere. HE'S THEIR SAVIOR. SENT FROM THE HEAVENS. I MEAN THE 2000s.
And they never ever showed us Future John. Partly because it left open the implication that there was no Future John at some point and he was just a figurehead of the Resistance OR a Skynet puppet. But it also kept us from knowing HOW OLD HE WAS. This is blowing my mind here. I don't even know if I like it, but it's awesome!
I...I...THAT WAS FUCKING INSANE.
WHO DO I NEED TO SLEEP WITH TO GET ANOTHER SEASON?
What the fuck, that was a really good episode. Like, it was a cool episode of television and not just a tolerable episode of a show I had trouble getting into. It's getting to the point where I genuinely like it on its own terms, which, of course, means it's going to be cancelled.
As you all know, I heart non-linear narrative, so I loved the structure of the episode. I didn't even realize it was all being set up, but then every act proved interesting.
(The dominatrix shit Fox was touting wasn't even a major part of the episode! And Boyd even said he hates the stupid sexual engagements! ILU BOYD!)
Ballard's gone nuts! I like it. He's completely and utterly obsessed now, in a crazy way, which is more interesting than before. And aagh! I didn't think they'd reveal Mellie to him! He was so sad and heartbroken and conflicted that he had to keep making out with a Doll. It's so fucked-up.
Agent Sierra was sort of like Taffy! I don't know where she got all those awesome gadgets and how she knew what to wear, but the whole Alias act was pretty awesome. I want one of those plastic data things!! Those are so neat! Also, what the hell, take off your damn high heels when you're running away from shit.
Victor and Adelle, holy crap. That adds a whole new crazy layer both to her and the entire operation. And...and...I felt sorry for her! Even while at the same time knowing I should actually be disliking her for using a Doll as her personal plaything. Except it wasn't just about the sex; hell, I would not have been surprised if there hadn't been sex involved. She just needed...someone. It's so fucked-up. How long was that going on? Did no one notice the strange coincidence of her Rossum meetings always happening to be the same time as Victor's engagements with Katherine? It makes me want to go back and look at all her other interactions with or conversations about Victor. (Also: Adelle with her shirt off! So much skin on Fox tonight.)
Totally great and freaky scene with Echo suggesting the spy imprint! Man, way to make me care about Echo again. And the interrogation scenes were a good way to let us know more about the characters. The Sherlock Holmes act was pretty fun, and then there was a lot of punching and kicking! But what the hell, Dominic was the mole, seriously? I was wondering who it could be besides Ivy or Dr. Saunders, who were the most obvious suspects, but I never suspected him. Although it doesn't seem like he's the one doing the imprint hacking because A) I don't think he'd know how and B) he didn't want to bring the Dollhouse down. I'm not entirely sure what he was doing, really, except that the NSA wanted him in there for...stuff.
Ack, I didn't even like Dominic, but watching him get erased was not fun. And then he shot Adelle! And she was all, whatevs. Which, damn.
This show is doing cool, crazy shit now. I like it!