TV Episode | TV-14 | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
While John continues to have more difficulty coming to terms with a student who committed suicide and felt he was powerless to prevent it, he becomes separated from Sarah and Cameron while ... See full summary »
The episode centers around a shipment of "refined coltan". That is rather like saying refined pyrite to indicate iron , or refined galena to mean lead. Coltan is short for columbite-tantalite, (Fe,Mn)Nb2O6 and (Fe,Mn)Ta2O6 respectively. These ores of Niobium and Tantalum are frequently found together because the two metals are chemically equivalent. Tantalum is used to make jet turbine blades more heat resistant.
The pride of man, of parents as well, makes us believe that anything we create we can control. Whether from clay or from metal, it is in the nature of us to make our own monsters. Our children are alloys, all; built from our own imperfect flesh. We ...
Near the end of the episode, after Cameron crashes the cargo truck and is walking towards Sarah and John who are standing by the Hummer, both doors on the Hummer are open. There is some dialog between John and Sarah, after which they turn back towards the Hummer, and Sarah's door is now closed, and she opens it.