The explosive sci-fi drama Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles returns to TV2 this week with all new episodes, and Terminator Cameron Phillips is hot on the heels of a cyborg in hiding.
Part of the dysfunctional family unit of Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) and her son John (Thomas Dekker), Cameron (Summer Glau), as John’s protector, takes on Sarah’s fight, combating the offensive of an ever-evolving technological enemy.
“I spend a good amount of screen time battling men twice my size,” Glau says. “The fights are my favourite part. When you’re a Terminator, you break things, drive over people, throw bombs and use guns.”
Speaking about the challenges of playing a Terminator, Glau explains: “She’s advanced in her ability to mimic humans perfectly, I think that in her core, there is more than just a curiosity about emotion – you wonder in certain scenes; ‘Can she…is she feeling something?”
“I had to work on not having any human habits, not moving my hair out of my face, not crossing my arms, I had to get comfortable to being uncomfortable,” she finishes.
The season continues to be action packed with executive producer Josh Friedman promising, “The missions are going to continue on a much larger scale.”
This week while conducting research at the public library, Cameron spots a cyborg, called Byron Stark, in an old 1920 photograph. She does some investigating and learns that Stark robbed banks, bought large parcels of land around Los Angeles and built housing developments. He was also killing those associated with his business rival. Cameron determines that the Terminator may have been accidentally sent to the wrong date in time.
The secret life of Cameron is also revealed this Wednesday night, and as Friedman says, “There’s no promise Cameron won’t go bad again.”
If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will be available free online 12 hours after the show has aired on TV2. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘on demand’ button.
Photo: Summer Glau (Cameron Phillips).
Wednesday 15 April, 10.30pm, TV2