After two action-packed episode, The Sarah Connor Chronicles goes for a change of pace. The Turk is a slow moving episode that seems designed to set up several story arcs rather than tell a story itself.
It begins with Sarah dreaming about Oppenheimer and the men of Los Alamos. Now me, I’ve read just about every book there is on the subject so I squealed with delight at the reference, but I think I was alone in that. I can’t imagine there were very many viewers who understood the significance of the reference, which was used several times throughout the episode.
Sarah’s arc takes her to Andy Goode (Brendan Hines), a young Cyberdyne intern who is now selling cell phones. (I keep forgetting that Sarah comes from an era where cell phones weren’t commonly used.) She agrees to go out on a date with Andy and thus discovers his closeted (literally) secret. He’s built a computer he calls The Turk and with it he’s doing research into artificial intelligence. Now, this is an interesting, and somewhat mind numbing, concept. That a human could build a computer so smart, that the computer could then build a smarter computer, one the original human could never even imagine. This is the idea behind Skynet’s attempt to take over the world, so it’s up to Sarah to nip this thing in the bud. While she contemplates killing a human who hasn’t yet done anything wrong. . .
John and Cameron go to school.
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