"Today is the Day (Part 2)"
Series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Season 2, Episode 19
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Air date March 20th, 2009
Writers Ashley Edward Miller; Zack Stentz
Director Guy Norman Bee
Producers Ashley Edward Miller; Zack Stentz; John Enbom; Natalie Chaidez; Toni Graphia; Mario F. Kassar; Andrew G. Vajna; Joel B. Michaels; Jill Danton; James Middleton; John Wirth; Josh Friedman; Jessie W. Dugan; Hilton H. Smith
Starring Lena Headey; Thomas Dekker; Summer Glau; Brian Austin Green; Garret Dillahunt; Shirley Manson; Leven Rambin; Richard T. Jones
Episode guide
"Today is the Day (Part 1)"
"To the Lighthouse"

"Today is the Day (Part 2)" is the nineteenth episode of season two of the science fiction television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. It is the twenty-eighth episode of the series overall. The episode was directed by Guy Norman Bee with a teleplay written by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz. It first aired on the FOX Network on Monday, March 20th, 2009 at 8:00 pm.

Synopsis Edit

Cast Edit

Principal Cast Edit

Actor Role
Lena Headey Sarah Connor
Thomas Dekker John Connor
Summer Glau Cameron Phillips
Brian Austin Green Derek Reese
Garret Dillahunt John Henry
Shirley Manson Catherine Weaver
Leven Rambin Riley Dawson
Richard T. Jones James Ellison

Guest Stars Edit

Actor Role
Theo Rossi Lieutenant Dietze
Chad L. Coleman Queeg
Chris Ellis Hayes
Stephanie Jacobsen Jesse Flores

Co-Stars Edit

Actor Role
Yuri Lowenthal Christopher Garvin
Krishna Cole Blake
Erin Fleming Goodnow/T-1001
Bill Tangradi Pool attendant

Crew Edit

Developed for television by Josh Friedman
Based on characters created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode is production code number 3T7321 (end-title credit sequence).
  • Flashforward scenes in this episode take place in the year 2027.

Quotes Edit

  • John Connor: You know, I've been running from the machines my whole life. They tried to kill my mom before I was even born. When I was twelve, they sent one after me. I was a kid. I was stupid. I didn't know what it was all about. Both times, heh, future me sent someone back to stop them. The first time, it was a soldier. His name was Kyle Reese. And he died saving my mother's life. Second time it was a machine. I used to wonder why I did that. Why I took that chance. I don't wonder any more. Human beings can't be replaced. They can't be re-built. They die and they never come back. You know, it wasn't Derek that told me, if that's what you're wondering. He loves you, you know, Derek. You and me...we're the only things he has in this world. The only things. He's like Riley in that way. But, see, she made mistakes. Small things, sometimes. A word, or a phrase. "Carrots and apples". I'm guessing that's yours. When we were in Mexico, she heard my real name. She ignored it. A man took my picture and she destroyed his camera. She put herself between me and a machine that was hunting me. So, one day I realized she wasn't treating me like John Baum. She was treating me like John Connor.


  • Derek Reese: I'm really sorry, John. She was a good kid. She didn't deserve what happened to her.
  • John Connor: Few people do. How long do you think you could survive...with Cameron? If she wanted to kill you, face to face.
  • Derek Reese: What kind of weapon do I have?
  • John Connor: Your fists, and your elbows, and your fingernails, and your teeth.
  • Derek Reese: Against her? Those aren't weapons.
  • John Connor: No, they're not.
  • Derek Reese: You already know the answer to that, John. If she wants me dead, I'm dead.



  • John Henry: The eyes for example, the window to the soul. They're the window to the soul, I read that.
  • James Ellison: That's what they say.
  • John Henry: Then I should choose my paint more carefully.
  • James Ellison: It doesn't matter John Henry. It's a statue. It's an object. It doesn't have a soul.
  • John Henry: It has eyes. Your eyes look tired. Is your soul tired?
  • James Ellison: No my soul isn't tired, but I am.


  • Sarah Connor: You're not leaving this house.
  • Cameron Phillips: John needs me.
  • Sarah Connor: If John needed you, he would have asked for you. He didn't. You're not leaving this house.
  • Cameron Phillips: The police could identify Riley's body at any time. I need to be with him if they do.
  • Sarah Connor: If they do, they'll probably come here. (Sarah notices Cameron's left hand slightly twitch) So we should be happy he's out. Why are you here?
  • Cameron Phillips: Protect John. Hunt Skynet. Stop Judgment Day.
  • Sarah Connor: But why are you here? Right now, with us. John sent you here from the future. But, he sent you away. Away from him. Maybe you should think about that. Maybe you should think about why he didn't want you around any more.


See also Edit

External Links Edit

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