At the end of TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, Sarah Connor vanquished the Terminator sent from the future to kill her 15-year-old son, John. Sarah and John now find themselves alone in a very dangerous, complicated world.
After two years in one spot Sarah Connor feels the need to move on before they get too comfortable. They move to a new city where John starts school and meets a mysterious girl.
Sarah makes contact with an old friend to ask a favor, while John decides to pay a visit to Sarah’s ex and Cameron makes a new friend. Together they infiltrate a resistance safe house and discover they are not alone. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison realizes that Sarah is still alive and a dangerous person from Sarah’s past is reawakened.
Sarah pays a visit to Miles Dyson’s widow looking for Skynet’s creators. Her search leads her to Andy Goode, a cell phone salesman who also happens to also be the inventor of a chess playing computer known as “The Turk.” Sarah has to make a tough decision regarding her friendship with Goode. Meanwhile, John and Cameron try their best to assimilate on their first day at the new high school and John is conflicted about his role as a hero. Agent James Ellison finds himself getting closer to the truth.
John becomes separated from Sarah and Cameron while they’re searching for some stolen cargo, which leads him to find out that the future isn’t as safe as he’d hoped. Meanwhile, the murder Agent Ellison is investigating leads him to a surprising suspect.
Sarah reevaluates the capabilities of her friend Andy’s computer after he enters it in a chess competition. During the competition Sarah meets a stranger with a history similar to hers. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison finds remnants from a past terminator battle.
In and out of consciousness and fighting for his life, a Stranger remembers his life in the future and his battle against the machines; Sarah tries to explain the past to Charley.
Sarah breaks into Agent Ellison’s apartment and discovers a file on her from her time at the mental hospital, leading her to Dr. Silverman, a doomsday convert. Meanwhile Cameron signs up for a ballet class and John finds out how his mom escaped the mental hospital.
The season wraps up with John and Derek at odds over whether Cameron can be trusted. Meanwhile, Cromartie continues tracking John, and Ellison learns he has a enemy within the FBI. Note: Due to the Writer’s Strike, the Season 1 Finale of T:SCC will be a 2-hour episode consisting of Episode 8, “Vick’s Chip” and Episode 9, “What We Beheld”.
John defends Cameron against a damning accusation by Derek, putting him and Derek at odds, while Sarah finds herself in a business transaction with a mysterious business man. Meanwhile, Cromartie closes in on John and Agent Ellison discovers a nemesis at the agency. Note: Due to the Writer’s Strike, the Season 1 Finale of T:SCC will be a 2-hour episode consisting of Episode 8, “Vick’s Chip” and Episode 9, “What We Beheld”.