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Recap / Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles S 2 E 14 The Good Wound

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Plot

Sarah wakes up in a hospital, bandaged, and there's a cop outside her door. Guided by her memory of Kyle, she escapes from the hospital and kidnaps an off-duty doctor.

Meanwhile, Reese finds John at the hospital with Riley after her suicide attempt. He berates John for yet more dumb choices, but John elects to stay with Riley.

Ellison interviews John Henry, who asks him a question for God. Ellison expresses concern to Weaver about John Henry's access to the Internet.

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Sarah asks Derek to help cover up her activities and further investigate the mysterious factory. However, John Henry has already found out about it due to his hobby of telephone tapping, and when he tells Weaver she goes to the factory, kills everyone, and razes it to the ground.

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  • Arc Words: John's message to Sarah from the first film.
  • As You Know: John Henry recounts his past as Cromartie, angering Ellison.
  • Call-Back / Mythology Gag: Many lines are Reese's speeches to Sarah from The Terminator, providing echoes of his voice as comfort while she's being treated.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Kyle Reese stays with Sarah throughout her ordeal.
  • Destroy the Evidence: Sarah tells Derek to burn the Jeep, because it has her blood all over it.
  • Domestic Abuse: The sheriff is strongly implied to have abused Felicia in a previous relationship, causing her to kill him.
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  • Flashback with the Other Darrin: Sarah has visions of herself as a waitress at the time of the first film, and in her iconic tank top from T2, both of which are still played by Lena Headey.
  • Ironic Echo: Felicia says "I swear on a stack of Bibles" to Sarah. Later, when her husband is in the middle of saying the same thing, she shoots him.
  • Kidnapped Doctor: Sarah kidnaps an ER doctor to get her bullet wound treated.
  • Leave No Witnesses: Weaver methodically slaughters every single person at the factory.
  • Not with the Safety on, You Won't: Felicia doesn't really know how to use a gun.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Fairly realistically averted, including the amount of pain when trying to remove the bullet.
  • Plot Parallel: Sarah breaking out of and then back into the hospital after her shooting is paralleled with Riley in the hospital after her suicide attempt.
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  • Police are Useless: Averted, for the most part. The cops in the show, for once, find their target, but Sarah manages to escape them.
  • Refusal of the Call: Sarah says she's not strong enough, and she will die. Kyle disagrees.
  • Series Continuity Error: The scar on Sarah's shoulder, implied to be from being tortured by the T-1000 in T2, is on the wrong side of her body.
  • Shout-Out : Sarah's interactions with Ghost Kyle take place in a hotel room with a kitchen (a Call-Back to the first film) and a hospital room. (A Call-Back to a deleted scene from T2, where Ghost Kyle visits Sarah in Pescadero.)
  • Single Tear: Ghost Kyle cries when Sarah explains how she got the scar on her shoulder.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Felicia, the doctor, quickly comes to sympathise with Sarah despite being kidnapped, after Sarah gives her the impression that she's fleeing an abusive male partner.
  • Unflinching Walk: Weaver after blowing up the factory, followed by Out of the Inferno when the explosion catches up with her.
  • We Have to Get the Bullet Out: It's right over the femoral artery and might be better off left alone.
  • What Would X Do?: John asks Cameron what "future me" would do.
  • Very Special Episode: "The Good Wound" deals in an implied way with Domestic Abuse.
    I know what it's like to be afraid.
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