While Betty is gone, the T-1000 trashes her to Ben. Hey, leave my girlfriend alone, you fuckwitted rust-bucket! Betty comes back and tells Ben that her answering machine was not picking up. She's worried that it's because a prowler broke into the house. I really don't see the connection, but it's by no means the most contrived thing I've ever heard on this show. Betty and Ben agree to leave to check on the answering machine. Oh, wait -- maybe this is just some bizarre excuse so that Betty can drag Ben away from the T-1000. If so, Ben didn't clue in, because he's trying to get Kevin to come with them. I can't tell if Betty is kicking him under the table. He tells her, "I'm sure there was a logical reason why your machine didn't pick up." There probably was, and I'm doubting it was a prowler. I suspect the average prowler has better things to do with his or her time than listen to some stranger's phone messages.
Oh, no -- Betty's house has burned down. Well, except for the door. It's positively a marvel of physics how it's standing there, totally unsupported. A firefighter comes over and tells Ben, Betty, and Kevin that the fire started with a lit cigarette. How does he know these people have any connection to the house? They could have just wandered by. I'm also a little curious as to how the firefighters could have determined the cause of the blaze this quickly -- especially since the whole house is burnt to shit. That's a little fast for an entire house to burn down too, isn't it? Although I must point out that the whole lot doesn't seem to be much bigger than my living room. Betty just blithely says, "Hmm, I guess I didn't put out that cigarette before we left." Hee! She adds, so quietly that only I can hear her, "Damn. That's the last time I buy flammable ashtrays from the dollar store." But it might not have even been her cigarette. Maybe a prowler really did stop by and, after listening to Betty's messages, left a burning cigarette lying around.
When Ben complains about all his clothes being burned, Betty tells him to quit "whining." She adds, "I'm just glad nobody got hurt." See -- I don't hear the model citizens Ben or Kevin expressing any concern for possible victims. When Kevin points out that her house is gone, she replies, "Oh, it's not my house. I was house-sitting, so " She shrugs and laughs. You know, I couldn't find a single fan site devoted to Alison Ward, the woman who plays Betty. That is just criminal. The T-1000 tells Betty that Ben can no longer date her. Unfortunately, Ben agrees. Betty leaves, but not before spitting out, "Wimp," at Ben and blowing some more smoke in Kevin's face. Hey, Betty? Call me! This breakup means Ben has to find a new place to stay. He suggests the firehouse, but Kevin insists that he stay with him in the Treehouse of Terror. I guess Geoff Stults has some time left on his contract, and this was the best they could do to justify having him stay on CamPound property for the next few eps.