Cameron's having flashbacks -- well, I guess they could also be called flash-forwards -- to a time when she was an actual human running from the Terminators. Her name was Allison Young, and as she does some grocery shopping -- while John makes yet another trip to an electronics store for yet more computer equipment, because he buys more than a Best Buy rep -- things like barcodes trigger a minor meltdown.
She bumps her cart into a pile of watermelons, and can't even remember her name, instead holding up a wad of bills when the police officer asks her for identification.
While in the pokey, she meets Jody, who's not so much interested in befriending Cameron as she is in befriending Cameron's fat wad of money. Luckily the store owner decides not to have Cameron charged with, um, knocking over watermelons? I guess? And Cameron's released from jail, tagging along with Jody since she can't seem to remember she's not Allison Young but an unstoppable killing machine.
Sarah, meanwhile, takes the thirteen-months-pregnant Casey to the hospital because she's having "spicy taco pains." Sarah reminisces about the birth of John -- hiking in South America, no anesthesia but a bottle of dark rum, cigars and a hitchhiked ride on a chicken bus afterwards, John's father by her side (?) -- while Casey says ominous things about how can she be expected to protect her son from the world if she can't even protect him when he's in the womb.
Agent Ellison visits with Catherine Weaver again because he's still considering her job offer, but he's nervous because the last time he went after the crazy killing machines from the future, twenty people died. He thinks the machines are evil, while she warns him not to anthropomorphize them too much. She talks about her late husband dying in a helicopter crash, even though he had 700 hours in that exact machine, because he panicked, she says. Machines still need humans to tell them what to do, she says.
John tracks Cameron to the police station, where he learns Cameron went off with Jody, a street kid from the boulevard. While he frantically asks up and down the street for her, Cameron's chowing down at a fast-food joint with Jody, who's laying out her whole sordid life story, illustrated nicely with a confrontation with a raging asshole yelling about Jody stealing his laptop. He wallops her in the face, and Cameron steps in, only by offering cash, disappointingly, instead of offering a boot up his ass.