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TSCC shout out on Alphas

I guess you all noticed the Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles shout out on Alphas episode 2.12 'Need to Know', last Monday.

Skylar (Summer Glau) was looking at a chip under her skin and her daughter Zoe goes "what is that, are you a terminator?"; watch it in this clip from the episode :

I talked about this TSCC shoutout with one of Alphas's writers, Robert Hewitt Wolfe.
Who got the brilliant idea to have Skyler's daughter ask "Are you a terminator?"
Robert Hewitt Wolfe : TV writing is so collaborative, ideas/lines/scenes come from the entire staff. It's often hard to remember who suggested what. I think it was me and Michael Karnow (the co-creator of Alphas).
While such nod to guest stars past work has proven propular with fans, i think such line can be distracting from the plot.
Robert Hewitt Wolfe :  The trick is to make it a throw-away, place it so it doesn't derail things, and makes sense in context. But a good meta reference can be fun if done in moderation. I thought the TSCC one was well-played myself.
I personally liked it and i must say that this line generated lots of positive comments online when the episode aired live and even a few days later. Reviewers on tv specialised websites liked it too. And you, did you like it?
Robert Hewitt Wolfe is a writer and tv producer. Credits include Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Andromeda, The 4400, The Dresden Files, The Gates, and now Alphas!
Follow him on Twitter at @writergeekrhw

Alphas episode 2.11 'If Memory Serves' was also filled with Terminator references, particularly the plot involving guest star Sean Astin and his 'caretaker'; read more about it in the Forum.

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Total comments: 4
  Message #1 | meanoldmoe | 21 Oct 2012, 23:48 GMT is so nice to know other writers like to throw in lil tidbits from other shows.....Castle likes to do that too with Firefly smile

  Message #2 | robbo | 22 Oct 2012, 00:02 GMT

what is that, are you a terminator, damn where is john when you need him, could have done with him, to fix skylars arm, wink

  Message #3 | speedcreed114 | 19 Oct 2012, 03:49 GMT

I hope to return TTSC some day! biggrin

  Message #4 | The1Russter | 19 Oct 2012, 18:50 GMT

Did you also catch the keys under the visor as seen in T2? That little tid-bit occurred in the final scene.

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