The BEST Episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2021
The series picks up four years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor hiding from the government. After two years in one place Sarah decides they need a change of scenery. Cameron Phillips, a reprogrammed Terminator sent to protect John, informs them that Judgment Day was not stopped and will take place in 2011.
#1 - Born to Run
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 10, 2009
Fate is changed forever on the explosive season finale episode! The Connors come face-to-face with Weaver in a confrontation that shakes John to the core and changes his reality. Nothing will be the same.
#2 - Goodbye to All That
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 2008
John and Derek infiltrate a military academy in order to protect an integral member of the future resistance. Meanwhile, Weaver’s first assignment for Ellison takes an interesting turn of events when he discovers a specter from his own past.
#3 - Adam Raised a Cain
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 3, 2009
When John attempts to rescue Skynet’s latest target he finds himself closing in on Weaver, but at what cost? Game plans change, causing Sarah and Ellison to reunite. Meanwhile, Weaver learns Ellison’s secrets.
#4 - What He Beheld
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 3, 2008
John defends Cameron against a damning accusation by Derek, putting him and Derek at odds, while Sarah finds herself in a business transaction with a mysterious business man. Meanwhile, Cromartie closes in on John and Agent Ellison discovers a nemesis at the agency. Part two of Season 1 Finale.
#5 - Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 10, 2008
Cromartie kidnaps Sarah and races to Mexico to find John. When Derek, Cameron and Ellison discover what has happened, they come to their defense, which leads to one final deadly confrontation with Cromartie.
#6 - The Demon Hand
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 25, 2008
Sarah breaks into Agent Ellison's apartment and discovers a file on her from her time at the mental hospital, leading her to Dr. Silberman, now a doomsday convert. Meanwhile Cameron signs up for a ballet class and John finds out how his mom escaped the mental hospital.
#7 - Samson & Delilah
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 2008
After the Jeep explosion, John's 16th birthday makes him confront the fact that he's destined to be alone. Meanwhile, after Cromartie's massacre, Agent Ellison must face off against both the Feds and his faith.
#8 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 2008
After two years in one spot Sarah Connor feels the need to move on before they get too comfortable. They move to a new city where John starts school and meets a mysterious girl. However, danger strikes, and Sarah and John are caught in another struggle for their survival.
#9 - Allison from Palmdale
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 29, 2008
A software glitch causes Cameron to forget who she is. She goes missing from the Connors and is taken in by a street kid named Jody. Cameron and Jody end up at a halfway house where Cameron meets with a social worker who uncovers some of Cameron’s distant memories. Meanwhile, Catherine Weaver meets with Agent Ellison to discuss his future at Zeira Corp, and Ellison does some digging into Weaver’s past.
#10 - Today is the Day (2)
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 20, 2009
Jesse's submarine mission in the future takes a fatal turn that has unforeseen effects on John, Sarah and Derek in the present. Before heading out, Sarah deals with Cameron and John makes a tough choice.
#11 - Vick's Chip
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 3, 2008
Derek finds the brain chip from Vick that Cameron had kept. John builds an interface for it and they discover a computerized traffic system is important to Skynet. Sarah decides it must be sabotaged. Meanwhile, Cromartie is checking through school records in search of John.
#12 - The Tower is Tall, But the Fall is Short
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 20, 2008
Why would a T-1001 ever need to visit a doctor? Sarah, John and Cameron hope to find out as they track another name from their list. Meanwhile, a woman who Derek once knew in the past surprises him by appearing in the present.
#13 - To the Lighthouse
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 27, 2009
Fearing for her life, Sarah stashes John in a safe house. Cameron and Derek struggle to work together after she reveals a big secret. John Henry becomes compromised.
#14 - Self Made Man
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 1, 2008
Cameron learns that a terminator was accidentally sent back to 1920s Los Angeles, and she tries to find out what happened to him. Meanwhile, John has a run-in with a group of punks while taking Riley home from a party.
#15 - Automatic for the People
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 2008
Cameron and Sarah take the initiative to investigate a nuclear powerplant. Meanwhile, John loses interest in academics, but becomes more popular at school with a new friend's help.
#16 - Complications
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 17, 2008
Sarah finds that the strange dreams she's been having while she sleeps are slowly beginning to creep into her waking life, but she has no idea what the dreams mean for her and John. Derek and Jesse investigate a possible Skynet conspirator.
#17 - Queen's Gambit
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 11, 2008
Sarah reevaluates the capabilities of her friend Andy's computer after he enters it in a chess competition. During the competition Sarah meets a stranger with a history similar to hers. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison finds remnants from a past terminator battle.
#18 - Brothers of Nablus
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 2008
The Connors find themselves on high alert and in odd company after their house is robbed. A Terminator terrorizes Ellison, while another gets dangerously close to John Connor. Derek and Jesse continue to get reacquainted.
#19 - The Turk
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 21, 2008
Sarah visits Miles Dyson's widow to find the creator of Skynet. She leads her to a man named Andy Goode who used to work with Dyson and is building a chess-playing computer named "The Turk." John and Cameron try their best to fit in on their first day at a new high school.
#20 - Strange Things Happen at the One-Two Point
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 24, 2008
Sarah's preoccupation with the three dots takes her to a place she believes Andy Goode's Turk is being held. Meanwhile, Jesse's plans have some complications and Weaver makes an important introduction.
#21 - Today is the Day (1)
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 13, 2009
Jesse has a flashback to a mission aboard her submarine, the Jimmy Carter. John and Sarah make plans to leave their house.
#22 - Heavy Metal
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 4, 2008
While searching for some stolen cargo, John becomes separated from Sarah and Cameron. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison's murder investigation leads him to a surprising suspect.
#23 - The Mousetrap
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 22, 2008
Derek and Sarah must outwit Cromartie after he kidnaps Charley's wife, and they must weigh the consequences in rescuing her. Meanwhile, John finds himself unable to choose between Cameron and Riley.
#24 - Gnothi Seauton
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 2008
Sarah makes contact with an old friend to ask a favor, while John decides to pay a visit to Sarah's ex and Cameron makes a new friend. Together they infiltrate a resistance safe house and discover they are not alone. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison realizes that Sarah is still alive and a dangerous person from Sarah's past is reawakened.
#25 - Ourselves Alone
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 6, 2009
Cameron's glitch resurfaces, resulting in unfortunate consequences for everyone. Riley is afraid that Cameron has discovered her secret.