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Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep 

Sarah suspects that something fishy is going on at the medical clinic where she is being treated for insomnia. During her stay, she has flashbacks to a run-in she had with a man from the plant whom she thought she had already killed.


Scott Lautanen


Josh Friedman (developed for television by), Natalie Chaidez | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Lena Headey ... Sarah Connor
Thomas Dekker ... John Connor
Summer Glau ... Cameron Phillips
Richard T. Jones ... James Ellison (credit only)
Julie Ann Emery ... Nurse Hobson
Ned Bellamy ... Ed Winston
Michelle Arthur ... Dana
Manny Montana ... Hector
Sashen Naicker ... Night Tech


Sarah checks herself into a clinic for her constant insomnia and to probe into her thoughts at the man she was forced to kill and begins having nightmares of her being held hostage by the guy forcing physical and mental mind games on her. But as Sarah begins to suspect that her attending nurse is not who she appears to be, she slowly discovers that the line between dream and reality is not what it appears to be. Written by matt-282

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Release Date:

27 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The blue bag of chips in the vending machine, second from the top and second from the right, changes position between shots where John says, "Yes, thank you" and the next shot of it after Sarah say's "John." The bag of chips then falls down when John says, "What's wrong." See more »


[first lines]
Sarah Connor: Midnight is the witching hour - if you believe that kind of thing, and most people won't admit it if they do. Midnight is the time when a door opens from our world into the next, and we are visited by dark spirits of the shadowlands. The incubus, the succubus, the old hag. Visitors are known by many names, but each story bears the same marks. The demons come after midnight in the first three hours of the new day, when we are alone and vulnerable, deep asleep and helpless, when we ...
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Opening Title)
Written by Bear McCreary
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Bad bad trip
21 August 2010 | by verexalSee all my reviews

I have been looking at the whole show again to see/appreciate how much I'd miss it... and I've been really disappointed in the second year. Yes, Summer Glau is more glamorous than the previous year, they brought in extra people to bring out her attributes, but that's about the only positive aspect.

This sleep episode is its nadir, unquestionably. I kept stopping and wondering what I'd missed. It's incomprehensible across the board at a time when the series needed to be peaking and sparking sponsors to be screaming for it to be kept alive.

Writing this makes no difference. The show is gone. But it's a reality check. I'll miss what they had the first year. The showrunners killed the show; the director killed this episode.

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