Future Kyle Reese! Derek Reese! Andy Goode! Cameron! Raise your hand if your head is still spinning from last night’s time-travelling, flash-forwarding, paradox laden installment of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES?
Yes, I realize I’m supposed to love this show with every fiber of my being considering high octane, action packed TV seems to be losing the war to this TV Addict’s sworn nemesis reality television. But even so, last night’s installment, while still enjoyable, simply offered up one too many head-scratching paradoxes.
Can someone with a Ph.D. in everything TERMINATOR please take a moment to explain the following things:
1. How is it that Kyle Reese was carrying around a photo of Sarah Connor (kudos to the creative team for ensuring it was complete with classic 80’s style Linda Hamilton hair by the way) when he has presumably yet to be sent back into the past to meet her?
2. Why is Andy Goode alive when we’ve already seen him killed in the past (present?). Shouldn’t being killed in the past somewhat change your ability to ‘live’ in the future?
3. If John Connor is conceived when Kyle Reese travels to the past and, for lack of a better word, gets it on with Sarah Connor. How is it that John Connor is alive in the future to send Kyle back? Shouldn’t he not exist until the moment Reese and Connor conceive him?