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YMMV: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • "When the Man Comes Around" by Johnny Cash, from "What He Beheld" (1x09)
  • And the oddly affecting "Donald Where's Your Trousers?"
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The female FBI agent who gets killed by Cromartie in the first season finale is named Agent Greta Simpson. Summer Glau would go on to play one of the many Agent Gretas in Chuck.
    • One of Lena Headey's co-stars in Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, will play Sarah Connor in a Terminator reboot.
  • It Was His Sled: Weaver is a liquid-metal Terminator.
  • Les Yay: Subtle, but there, particularly between Cameron and, well, any female character she meets, especially Sarah.
  • Paranoia Fuel:
    • Aside from the obvious, one episode ended with the possibility that there might be a Terminator in your walls. Right now. He's been there for decades. He's armed. And he wants to kill you. The fact that the Terminator in the episode was hiding in the walls of an old, abandoned hotel isn't actually better; think of how many buildings in your area are old and under renovation. Think of how many old government buildings there are, period, that you have to use.
    • There are Terminators who wear the faces of your family and friends, the ones who can change their looks at will and slip under doors and sprout ten-foot blades, the ones who can appear literally at any time and in any place, the reprogrammed "good" ones used in every resistance base who can flip out and revert to their Omnicidal Maniac default setting at the twitch of a circuit, the one standing right behind you right now...
    • And then there's the possibility that the love of your life is actually just an emotionless machine specifically calibrating their every action to make you fall in love with them, just to get themselves in a position to complete their mission. And they'll kill you once that mission is over.
  • Too Good to Last: One and a half seasons, and it ends on a severely aggravating cliffhanger (albeit one whose followup they probably wouldn't have had nearly the budget to pull off properly).
  • Uncanny Valley - Cameron, Cromartie, and just about all the other Terminators look very human, but their behavior is... off...
  • The Woobie:
  • Riley, of all people, starts becoming one of these later on, once her history as a resistance fighter from the future becomes apparent. And doubly so when it's revealed Jesse is psychologically abusing her and deliberately trying to get her killed.

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