Too many shows to recap these days (what with having a full-time job and all), so I’m scrapping Sarah Connor Chronicles right now in favor of Dollhouse. But the Greater Czarina has done a bang up recap over on TooMuchFreeTime.net, so go check it out.
Overall, I really enjoyed this episode, especially after the hospital-based soap opera that was last week’s episode. Plenty of mystery and intrigue this time around, as the crew deals with the aftermath of Weaver’s killing spree at the warehouse.
First off, let me just say that by now, I’m sick to hell of just about every entertainment media outlet harping on the “fact” that FOX is “killing” Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dollhouse by “burying” them on Friday night. We get it already! Personally, I’m not even convinced it’s true. The X-Files did just fine on Fridays, and that was in a time before DVRs. And even if it is true, the media’s need to repeat this over and over has begun to sound more like wishing and less like observation.
With that out of the way, check out this cool new Grindhouse-style commercial FOX has released to advertise its “doomed” new Friday night “death slot” …
So The Sarah Connor Chronicles is back for a new season. And I have to say that I, for one, was not disappointed. Everything picked up exactly where last season’s finale left off — from the clever plot to the urgent tone to the fantastic use of spiritual music and slow motion to build an exciting opening scene. Here’s what FOX has to say about the music:
“The song is an original arrangement of a gospel spiritual called ‘Samson and Delilah,’ composed by the Rev. Gary Davis. The track is performed by Shirley Manson and arranged and produced by Bear McCreary … specifically … to fit the episode’s opening sequence.” For those who don’t realize, Bear McCreary is the composer for Battlestar Galactica, and has been the genius behind everything from that show’s opening credits to the adaptation of “All Along the Watchtower” used in the Season 3 finale. So I’m thrilled to hear that he’ll be scoring this show.