My Interpretation of the TSCC StoryLine
It just occurred to me that I’ve never really posted my take on the fantastic Terminator:The Sarah Connor Chronicles mythology. It took me a while to get it too, and I had to read a lot of fan fiction to form anything coherent.
Basically the question, “Will You Join Us?” is the key. Future John reached out to the Liquid Metal species and they rejected him, but gaining or losing their loyalty was probably a key turning point in the war.
At some point T1000 Weaver realized that rejecting Connor’s offer was a mistake, so she went back in time to create a counter Skynet AI, which ended up being John Henry, to help John win the war, or at least turn the tide. At first I thought John Henry existed in the future, but there was so much about him that Weaver didn’t know, and was constructing on the spot, that it became kind of clear at the end that this was John Henry’s first appearance in the timeline. Weaver wanted peace between Humans and Metal…maybe she came from far enough in the future to see both species destroy each other and most of the planet as well.
Cameron clearly knew the significance of the phrase, “Will You Join Us?” and somehow knew that John Henry needed to get to the future, mobile, in order to help John win the war. That’s one reason why she was in the present and thus gave him her chip.
If she got sent back by Future John, he knew all of that and sent her back both to ensure his own safety, and ultimately to be sure that John Henry was created and made it to the future.
If Cameron sent herself back, it’s entirely possible that she either killed John and was trying to fix it, or John got killed as a result of their unorthodox relationship. The theory that I like the best is that other resistance leaders that thought like Jesse eventually mutinied against Connor to get him out of power, but he ended up being killed…and it was all because of Cameron. She realized then that her presence would lead to John’s death one way or the other, and sent herself back to protect teenage John, launch John Henry, and remove herself from the future equation, thus hoping to prevent Future John’s death. Which she of course would have no way of knowing, but it was a time leap of faith.
So: John Henry and his mother, WeaverBot, arrive in the future, with the idea of creating a peaceful coexistence between humans and metal. Cameron’s dechipped body is in the past, thus getting her out of the picture, and allowing John a future without her.
The only wrinkle in that scenario is the fact that teenage John came with Weaver in the time bubble, which effectively changed everything, so I don’t know how that would’ve played out…I know that Josh Friedman or Thomas Dekker have said that John would’ve come back to the present about midway through Season Three, so, there you have it. Check that out here.
Really would’ve been great to see that storyline get its proper conclusion.
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