Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles gave us a taste of its apocalyptic potential this week. Remember back in Terminator 2 when Sarah Connor was confined to a mental ward for spouting eschatological prophecies about armies of robots? In the most recent episode ("The Demon Hand") we meet her doctor from that ward, who is now convinced that she was telling the truth. Dr. Silberman has combiend Sarah's cryptic statements with Biblical apocalypse, and he recounts the events of T2 in the terms of a mystical vision. The T-800 telling John Connor to "come with me if you want to live" becomes "God reaching out to man, like the Sistine Chapel." The Terminator series is at its best when it treats its characters as prophets, so this episode bodes well for next Monday's 2-hour finale.
Watch the full episode on Fox's website.