I mentioned in my April 21st post that Grandpa dated Sarah while he was protecting the Connors.  He stayed with the family for two years, doing everything he could for them, so it makes sense they fell in love.

He smiles whenever he talks about her. She was incredibly smart and quick on her feet, but wasn’t as buff and scary as in Terminator 2. She was paranoid though and terrified all the time. He couldn’t sneak up behind her without her screaming.  And he always says she was really pretty. You wouldn’t think terminators could blush, but he does!

When she was diagnosed with leukemia, Grandpa took care of her. He stayed with her during chemo, held her hand, the whole nine yards.  That’s when they fell in love. He tried to make her laugh when things weren’t so crazy, and Sarah would crack a smile once in a while.  So funny that a terminator made a human laugh, right?  But that’s how we are.  We’re just as normal as humans.  In fact, a lot of humans can’t tell if someone is a terminator.

She died a year after her diagnosis, and he and John were devastated. Grandpa couldn’t think straight anymore. His intense depression clouded his CPU, and it malfunctioned a few times.

He was no longer able to protect John. It would be too risky. Another terminator, Joe, took his place as the bodyguard, but Grandpa stayed in Uncle John’s life. Uncle calls him Dad and even though Joe was cool, he wasn’t like Grandpa.

I know Terminator 2 shows Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character, the T-800, helping Sarah escape the mental institution. In reality, Grandpa saved her.  He was upset they picked a big, white guy to play him since he’s a pretty scrawny black guy. Plus the movie didn’t show how much he loved her.

About Ripley Connor

Part alien. Part human. Part terminator. All mixed up.

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