'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Kicks the Competition
'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' Kicks the Competition
Sunday night's premiere of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles effectively terminated its competition in the 8pm time slot, including this year's mini me version of the Golden Globes.  According to various reports, Terminator reeled in an average of 18.3 million viewers on its debut telecast.  It received a 7.6 rating/18 share among adults between the ages of 18-49 years.  FOX claims that it became the most watched premiere of a scripted show since Malcolm in the Middle first went on the air way back in 2000.

Variety reports that the small screen adaptation of the Terminator franchise finished the night with the highest opening ratings of any new show in the past three years.  Last night's installment entitled "Gnothi Seauton" marked the start of the program's regular broadcast schedule on Monday nights at 9.  Here's a look at what's in store for eager Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fans next week, when the new series returns with its third episode.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

The third installment of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is called “The Turk” and is scheduled to air Monday, January 21.  According to FOX's official description, in her search for Skynet's creators, Sarah (300's Lena Headey) visits Miles Dyson's widow, Terissa.  Her quest brings her to mobile phone salesman, Andy Goode, who is responsible for inventing a chess-playing computer called “The Turk.”  Sarah will be forced to make a difficult decision concerning her friendship with Goode.

Elsewhere, John (Thomas Dekker) and Cameron (Summer Glau) do their best to fit in on their first day at the new high school, even as John struggles with his role as a hero.  Finally, agent James Ellison (Richard T. Jones) inches ever closer to the truth.

“The Turk” features guest appearances by Aaron Cash as Cromartie, Charlayne Woodard as Terissa Dyson and Brendan Hines as Andy Goode.

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Terminatorsite, Variety, E! Online
(Image Courtesy of FOX)