"Adam Raised a Cain" is the twenty-first episode of season two of the science fiction television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. It is the thirtieth episode of the series overall. The episode was directed by Charles Beeson with a teleplay written by Toni Graphia. It first aired on the FOX Network on Monday, April 3rd, 2009 at 9:00 pm.

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Developed for television by Josh Friedman
Based on characters created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd

Notes Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode is production code number 3T7320.
  • This is the final appearance of Derek Reese on the series. He is shot in the head and killed by the T-888 Terminator at the Weaver estate.

Allusions Edit

  • The song that John Henry and Savannah sing in this episode is a Scottish folk song written by Andy Stewart, entitled "Donald, Where's Your Troosers?."

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first of two episodes of the series named after Bruce Springsteen songs. The other is the series finale, "Born to Run".

Bloopers Edit

  • When Derek Reese is buried, the marker says 2009. At the beginning of the season it was still the year 2007. Not enough time has passed for it to be 2009. It could only be 2008.
  • If you look closely enough, you will see there is no physical effect to Debbie being shot in the head; no bullet hole and no blood. Later, when Derek Reese comes upon her body, there is a very obvious bullet wound and blood on the floor.

Quotes Edit

  • Derek Reese: My brother buried out there, I thought... that counted for something between us.
  • Sarah Connor: Well, John counts for more. And you keep too many secrets for my taste.


  • Catherine Weaver: What you need to understand, Mister Ellison - what I believe you're beginning to understand - is that when my behavior implies that I value John Henry's survival more than that of my daughter. It is not because I love John Henry more than Savannah. It's because I believe, Savannah's survival may some day depend upon John Henry's survival, and because I believe that your survival may some day depend upon John Henry's survival.


  • Sarah Connor: We're going into Zeira Corp with or without him. When we're done, it'll be ashes.


  • Savannah Weaver: She said bad things about John Henry.
  • Catherine Weaver: What did she say?
  • Savannah Weaver: She said if you talk to somebody on the computer, they could come to your house and hurt you.
  • Catherine Weaver: John Henry would never hurt you. But there are some people who wouldn't understand him, and people are afraid of things they don't understand.
  • Savannah Weaver: If they knew him, they'd like him.
  • Catherine Weaver: That may be, but for now, I don't want you to talk to anyone about him. Is that clear?


  • Derek Reese: My brother buried out there, I thought … that counted for something between us.
  • Sarah Connor: Well, John counts for more - and you keep too many secrets for my tastes.
  • Derek Reese: Sorry about Charley
  • John Connor: Well, everybody dies for me, right?


  • John Henry: Do you think my brother looks like me?
  • James Ellison: John Henry, wherever your brother might be, he's a … computer. He doesn't look like anyone. He certainly doesn't have your face.
  • John Henry: I know that, Mr. Ellison. I simply meant, I wonder how similar his data is to my data. I wonder if we share the same thoughts.
  • James Ellison: I have no idea, but … I imagine … you're unique.
  • John Henry: Yes, I am unique. But we may still reach many of the same conclusions given similar data sets.
  • James Ellison: You may think alike.
  • John Henry: I'd like to know if we do. The human brain is an amazing computer. Its raw clock speed is 20 billion calculations per second. Its storage is functionally infinite. But it's flawed.
  • James Ellison: How is that?
  • John Henry: There's nowhere to download it when you die.


  • James Ellison: Did Sarah Connor kill those guards?
  • John Henry: No.
  • James Ellison: Then who was she shootin' at?
  • John Henry: (shows picture of Terminator) Him ... We should tell Ms. Weaver.
  • James Ellison: No. I don't think we should tell anyone.
  • John Henry: Mr. Ellison ... you're asking me to keep a secret. You tell me it's wrong to lie yet you keep doing it.
  • James Ellison: I know what I said, John Henry, but in this case a lie might save someone.


See also Edit

The World of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles


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