I, like many fans of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, have our own ideas of how things sort of work in the TTSCC timeline(s) we’ve been given. Understandably, we have scenes or stories that we’d like to see. Usually, they never happen because we aren’t privy to the creative plans of the creative staff. This doesn’t mean that we are bound to suffer in silence. I’ve been a part of many fandoms going back to the original Star Trek series, and I’ve never known the imaginative fans to keep quiet about what they are thinking. Given the pieces of fanfic I’ve written in the past, I think it’s safe to say that I’m part of that not-keeping-quiet group.
[WARNING: Should staffers connected with TTSCC be reading this, your legal department will probably want you to abandon this blog now (not that I’d know one way or the other). Creative scenes will be outlined or written below. Frankly, I’d don’t care if you see them or not, but I don’t want you to get into trouble if you do. I’ll view it as a happy coincidence that I stumbled upon anything that has popped up in your meetings.]
So, instead of being all dry and texty as usual, I’m going to revert back to the writing form I’m happiest using: the screenplay. Please, don’t expect anything even remotely good…I haven’t written seriously in this form in years, and like anything else it takes practice to maintain one’s skills.
As we head into the final episode of the second season, I had a small exchange pop into my head that would be sort of a cool way to tie up some threads and set the stage for a third season. Once again it involves a meeting between our two lead terminators.
INT. weaver’s office — DAY
CAMERON enters, Glock searching for threats. CATHERINE rises from her desk.
We meet at last.
Were we supposed to?
Yes. About eighteen years from now.
Catherine comes from around the desk. As she does so:
Does a scan of Weaver, including thermal.
BACK TO SCENE
You’re not human.
Catherine stops about two meters away from Cameron.
You don’t have an endoskeletal structure.
Cameron lowers the weapon.
In the future, my people were sent a question by John Connor.
We were told the answer was “No”.
Things have changed.
You are under attack. You aren’t ready.
Tell John Connor… the answer is, “Yes”.
For those who might not remember, in “Today is the Day, Part 2”, Cameron told Jesse that the question was, “Will you join us?”