Lacy finds the door and opens it; light spills across the black room, revealing Tamara curled up on the floor. I'm glad they didn't trip over her. She introduces herself to them and says, "If this is a dream, I think it's too long. I can't feel my heart beating, and that's freaking me out right now. But there's nothing I can do about it." That is such an Adams thing to say, I love it! The last thing Tammy did before she died is kick a boy in the nuts, remember. I really like the way the kids talk, and how Zoë doesn't really talk like the rest of them. Zoë immediately kneels, compassionate as usual, and tells her it's not a dream. She helps Tammy up, and Lacy grabs Zoë, pulling her aside.
"Your Dad? Has this girl in his private virtual space?" Zoë stares at her, I guess not immediately twigging to the entirety of how fucked up that is, so Lacy takes the next step: "She's pure avatar, right? Something he invented?" Zoë agrees, because after all if that were a someone they would just take off the holoband. I don't know if the full sex-doll ramifications of this are supposed to be your first thought, but I mean... These little girls joined a cult essentially because they were bored of killing/having orgies with each other. They are no more innocent than anybody else about what the Matrix is capable of giving you. So if that's not the conversation that they're having -- if this is not an Angeli Thing -- then I don't know what the point of this is. And Zoë has every reason to trust Daniel Graystone not one little tiny bit. He kidnapped her when she was terrified and alone, on the day she died, in an embrace. Took her into this black cell, and left her there until it was time for her to be an ugly robot.
Zoë's face is certainly worried enough, and it's in her words as well: "Look, this is a door, all right? We'll all go through here and escape, okay?" Says the girl who was kidnapped by Daniel, away from her paradise, and shoved into an ugly metal body: That girl says escape. I don't know, maybe it's just supposed to be provocative or mean all these things at once. I know I would want Tammy the fuck out of there no matter what, because it's a cage, and I feel like Zoë would agree with that too. Lacy brings up the rear, and Zoë promises she'll be free, and Lacy wonders if you can "be free, if you're not real," which insensitivity Zoë manages to avoid pointing out when she breathes, "I hope so." And they escape into the light.