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The Demon Hand 

While Derek Reese is recovering from his wounds, Cameron tries to recover the missing cyborg hand to ensure all remnants of the Terminator have been destroyed. Sarah learns that it is now ... See full summary »



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Russian Man


While Derek Reese is recovering from his wounds, Cameron tries to recover the missing cyborg hand to ensure all remnants of the Terminator have been destroyed. Sarah learns that it is now in the possession of the FBI, specifically Special Agent James Ellison. She breaks into Ellison's apartment to find that he has extensive information about her, including videotaped interviews from when she was hospitalized. Derek continues to see Cameron as a threat and tells Sarah to make her leave. Agent Ellison visits Sarah's one-time psychiatrist, but faces a surprising reception. Cameron gets a lead on the location of the Turk, but not without a cost. Written by garykmcd

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25 February 2008 (USA)  »

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After The Terminator (1984) was released, Harlan Ellison threatened to sue Hemdale, the production company, for plagiarizing two The Outer Limits (1963) episodes he wrote. The Outer Limits: Soldier (1964) (loosely adapted from his short story "Soldier From Tomorrow") dealt with a human soldier from the future accidentally sent back to our time along with his equally human enemy. The Outer Limits: Demon with a Glass Hand (1964) has a robot sent back in time to preserve mankind when (in the future) Earth is conquered by aliens. Both of these narratives deal with future soldiers sent back to our times. But the idea of robotic soldiers made to pass as human can be traced to Philip K. Dick's short story "2nd Variety". See more »


Thermite burns at 1370 °C (2500 °F), and releases high levels of Ultra-violet light making it very dangerous for humans to view directly without substantial eye protection like a Welder's Mask. At least two human characters (Sarah Connor and John Connor), and possible three (Charley Dixon), view the reaction directly without eye protection. Due to their rather indestructible nature, it is reasonable to assume that the light would not hurt a Terminator, so Cameron Phillips viewing the reaction without eye protection is not a goof. See more »


Dr. Peter Silberman: Came down the hall. It was a large man. I thought it was a man, until he threw the guard through the window like a rag doll. Not an ounce of emotion, just blank like a death mask. Then the other one came.
James Ellison: There was two of 'em?
Dr. Peter Silberman: They were different. The second was almost... beautiful, like... perfect. Like a changeling; the face of mercury.
James Ellison: What about Sarah?
Dr. Peter Silberman: She was there. She was on the floor. And the boy was with her. He was screaming. And then the first one, the big one, I'll never forgot, he ...
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References Terminator 2 (1991) See more »


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Opening Title
Written by Bear McCreary
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Souls and Hands
7 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Cameron dresses up like a police officer and seeks in the evidence room of a precinct the hand of the Terminator destroyed by Sarah. She discovers that FBI Agent James Ellison has the possession of the evidences. Agent Allison watches videotapes of Sarah being interviewed in the mental institution Pescadero State Hospital and he seeks out Dr. Peter Silberman. Meanwhile Sarah sends Cameron to find Dmitri Shipkov, who stole and might have the Turk, while she breaks into Allison's apartment looking for the hand; she finds a collection of videotape and steals a particularly one. When John sees the tape, he finds the weak moment of his mother's life.

I liked very much "The Demon hand", one of the best episodes of this series. The discussions about souls and weaknesses have good lines for a TV show. The story is engaging, and Cameron shows a total lack of feelings when she leaves Dmitri's room. In the end, it seems that Derek Reese has a point with his mistrust with Cameron. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Demon Hand"

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