The blockbuster Terminator movie franchise moves to television in this intense, action-adventure drama series which takes place after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day .
Sarah Connor and her teenage son, John, find themselves alone in a very dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they must evade pursuers from the future - and the present - in today's Los Angeles, relentlessly battling to save themselves and the world.
01 - Samson and Delilah
TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES reveals what happens when Sarah Connor (series star LENA HEADEY) stops running and goes on the offensive against an ever-evolving technological enemy. At the end of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," Sarah vanquished the Terminator sent from the future to kill her teenage son. Now Sarah and her son, John (series star THOMAS DEKKER), find themselves in a very dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they are confronted with the reality that still more enemies from the future and the present could attack at any moment. Sarah hopes to stop the impending apocalypse and change the fate of John. John, initially resistant to such a cause, begins to take the steps to embrace his destiny as the savior of mankind. But while Sarah continues her lonely fight to save the future, John finds himself caught between his fearless protector, the beautiful but potentially dangerous cyborg, Cameron (series star SUMMER GLAU), and his new friend, Riley (series star LEVEN RAMBIN), who represents freedom, but also a potential risk to his safety. Life for the Connors intensifies as their relationships are challenged and the present and the future begin to merge. How long before they're discovered by Skynet? And how has the arrival of John's uncle, Derek Reese (series star BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN), impacted their family and struggle? Or has Derek overstayed his welcome? Plus, FBI agent James Ellison (series star RICHARD T. JONES) is now a believer, after being spared the robotic wrath of Cromartie (series star GARRET DILLAHUNT); now Ellison wants to figure out the truth more than ever. Complicating matters is Catherine Weaver (series star SHIRLEY MANSON), CEO of ZeiraCorp, who just may know where to find the answers Ellison is looking for. In the second season premiere, rocked by the Jeep explosion on his 16th birthday, John is forced to confront the reality of his destiny alone. And Agent Ellison faces off with his faith and the feds in the aftermath of Cromartie's massacre.
02 - Automatic for the People
Sarah and Cameron investigate a nuclear power plant. John withdraws from school but opens up to a new friend, Riley. Weaver's acquires an important piece for her pet project. And recurring guest star BUSY PHILLIPS ("ER," "Dawson's Creek," "Freaks and Geeks," "Made of Honor") appears as Kacy Cotton, the new neighbor.
03 - The Mousetrap
After Charley's (recurring guest star DEAN WINTERS) wife is kidnapped by Cromartie, Sarah and Derek are put to the test. They must outwit Cromartie to ensure a safe rescue, but at what cost? Meanwhile, John is in the middle of his own tricky situation as he finds himself caught between Cameron and Riley.
04 - Allison from Palmdale
A software glitch causes Cameron to forget who she is and she goes missing from the Connors. Taken in by a street kid named Jody, (guest star LEAH PIPES - "Life Is Wild," "The Ghost Whisperer"), Cameron and Jody end up at a halfway house. There, Cameron meets with a social worker who uncovers some of Cameron's distant memories. Meanwhile, Catherine Weaver meets with Agent Ellison to discuss his future at Zeira Corp, and Ellison does some digging into Weaver's past.
05 - Goodbye to All That
John and Derek infiltrate a military academy in order to protect an integral member of the future resistance. Meanwhile, Weaver's first assignment for Ellison takes an interesting turn of events when he discovers a specter from his own past.
06 - The Tower is Tall But the Fall is Short
Sarah, John and Cameron track down another name on their list and wonder why a T-1001 would need a doctor. Meanwhile, a woman from Derek's past surprises him in the present.
07 - Brothers of Nablus
The Connors are on high alert and in odd company after their house is robbed. Elsewhere, one Terminator terrorizes Ellison, while another gets dangerously close to John. Meanwhile, Derek and Jesse (recurring guest star STEPHANIE JACOBSEN - "Headland," "Battlestar Gallatica: Razor") continue to get reacquainted. Recurring guest star BUSY PHILLIPS appears as Kacy Cotton.
08 - Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today
John and Riley's impromptu trip to Mexico results in deadly consequences. Meanwhile, Sarah and Ellison finally come face to face.
09 - Complications
Sarah's mystifying nightmares creep into her real life, but what do they mean for her and John? Meanwhile, Derek and Jesse (recurring guest star STEPHANIE JACOBSEN) investigate a possible Skynet conspirator.
10 - Strange Things Happen at the One-Two Point
Sarah's obsession with the three dots leads her to a company that she believes may have Andy Goode's Turk. Meanwhile, Jesse's (recurring guest star STEPHANIE JACOBSEN) plans complicate things even further, and Weaver introduces Ellison to someone very important.
11 - Self Made Man
Cameron never sleeps, so what does she do at night? Her surprising, secret life is revealed. Plus, history is forever changed when a Terminator is sent back to the wrong time.
12 - Alpine Fields
The past, present and future collide. Sarah and Cameron work to save a family on the list with a connection to Derek in the future. Meanwhile, Jesse's (recurring guest star STEPHANIE JACOBSEN) life hangs in the balance.
13 - Earthlings Welcome Here
Sarah's obsession with the three dots intensifies when she tracks down a blogger with an intimate knowledge of the symbol. She ends up finding something she never expected. Meanwhile, Riley gets closer to John and faces off with Cameron.
14 - The Good Wound
An injured Sarah is guided by the image of John's father, Kyle Reese (recurring guest star JONATHAN JACKSON), and Weaver makes a move that has deadly consequences. Recurring guest star STEPHANIE JACOBSEN appears as Jesse.
15 - Desert Cantos
Sarah, John, Cameron and Derek investigate the town connected to the destroyed factory, while Weaver sends her own man into town in search of a potential survivor.
16 - Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep
Haunted by nightmares of the man she killed in the factory, Sarah checks in to a sleep clinic. When suspicious things begin happening, Sarah suspects Skynet may be using the facility for brain mapping.
17 - Ourselves Alone
Cameron's defect resurfaces, resulting in regrettable consequences for everyone. Plus, Riley fears Cameron has discovered her secret.
18 - Today is the Day part 2
Jesse's (recurring guest star STEPHANIE JACOBSEN) submarine mission in the future takes a fatal turn that has unforeseen effects on John, Sarah and Derek in the present. Plus, before heading out, Sarah deals with Cameron and John makes a tough choice.
19 - Today is the Day part 1
Jesse (recurring guest star STEPHANIE JACOBSEN) flashes back to a life-altering mission aboard her submarine, the Jimmy Carter. Sarah and John decide they can't continue living in their house and make plans to leave. Recurring guest star BUSY PHILLIPS appears as Kacy.
20 - To the Lighthouse
Fearing for her life, Sarah stashes John in a safe house. Cameron and Derek struggle to work together after she reveals a big secret. Plus, John Henry (series star GARRET DILLAHUNT) becomes compromised as a darker side is revealed.
21 - Adam Raised a Cain
When John attempts to rescue Skynet's latest target he finds himself closing in on Weaver, but at what cost? Plus, game plans change, causing Sarah and Ellison to reunite. Meanwhile, Weaver learns Ellison's secrets.
22 - Born To Run
In the second season finale, the Connors come face to face with Weaver in a confrontation that shakes John to the core and changes his reality forever. Nothing will be the same.