If you think you got to know Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles after just nine episodes, think again. As Thomas Dekker told me here during a location shoot, the new batch of episodes will be "very different" and (get this) "100 times better." "The level of everything has been raised," he says. "Something happens that immediately changes [John]. A lot of people wanted to see [him fulfill his destiny], and now they will. He's a cold soldier."

Dekker also teases what's ahead for John and new love interest Riley (played by Leven Rambin, at the 2:30 mark); raves about TV mom Lena Headey, who apparently rocks hard at bumper cars (3:20), and talks about meeting John Connor's father both on screen and in real life (3:55).

T:SCC launches its second season Monday at 8 pm/ET. - Matt Mitovich

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