I know there was a writer's strike but "Terminator: TSCC" did keep on recording episodes without the writers. The actresses mention being lost without the writers. 7 Episodes have runned and the last two are being clumped together as a two-hour season finale. In total, 9. It feels too soon for me. it probably is because of the writer's strike. TV Guide says that is the case. There is going to be a cliffhanger because the WGA brought filming to a halt and only 9 of the planned 13 were shot. Executive producer Josh Friedman says, "We ended up with a cliff-hanger that also ties a lot of story lines together."