TV Review: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2.7 – Brothers of Nablus

The Sarah Connor Chronicles

The Sarah Connor Chronicles, FOX, Airs Monday 8/7c

Episode: “Brothers of Nablus” (Season 2, Episode 7)

Synopsis: Sarah and company come home to find their house has been robbed. While Sarah (Lena Headey) and Cameron (Summer Glau) track down the burglars and their stolen stuff, Cromartie (Garret Dillahunt) shows up on Agent Ellison’s (Richard T. Jones) doorstep, seeking his help to find John Connor. However, soon Ellison learns that he has been framed for murder, and even the Garbage Terminator (Shirley Manson) might not be able to help him. And John (Thomas Dekker) whines a lot.

Review: There has been a slight uptick in the quality of these episodes this week. That doesn’t make them great, but they aren’t as lame as they have been. John Connor is still a whiny little bitch, and his panty-waste nature shows up in full swing when he moans to his girlfriend Riley (Leven Rambin) about how hard it is to be him. He’s still upset as his mother for needing him to kill a guy to save her. Is this the leader of the future resistance, or is he just a sniveling little muskrat? You be the judge. (Of course, if you ask me, I’d think Derek Reese should punch him in the face and remind him that he does eventually turn into a badass.)

And speaking of Derek (Brian Austin Green), he is still canoodling with Jesse (Stephanie Jacobsen), his fellow resistance fighter from the future. There’s something not right about Jesse, as she has surveillance information on the Connors, but Derek hasn’t figured that out yet. The only thing we know for certain is that she isn’t a Cylon. (Yes, that is a Battlestar Galactica: Razor reference, folks… I’ve gotta think of some decent sci-fi to wash the foul taste of Terminator from my mouth.) However, right now, the only thing that Jesse seems to symbolize is that humans and Terminators can come to the past for some R&R.

There were some decent parts to this episode, including the fact that Sarah was no longer sitting around the house reading children’s books. She’s lost her badassness, but at least she’s getting something done. And I have hope for Cameron because she’s not afraid to kill people now and then.

The other decent element to this show is the fact that Agent Ellison is getting deeper and deeper into the mix. There’s a greater connection between him and Cromartie, as well as more dependence on the Garbage Terminator. If only these Terminators would actually work together, we might have a kick ass show at some point in the future.

Up Next Week: Sarah, Cameron and Derek finally join forces with Agent Ellison while Cromartie zeroes in on John and Riley. According to the promos, someone might check out in the next episode or two.

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Kevin Carr crawled from the primordial ooze in the early 1970s. He grew up watching movies to the point of irritation for his friends and was a font of useless movie knowledge until he decided to put that knowledge to good use. Now, Kevin is a nationally syndicated critic, heard on dozens of radio stations around the country, and his reviews appear in a variety of online outlets. Kevin is also a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA).

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