In the present day, while Derek tends to Anne, he tells Lauren to cover up the St. Jude's medallion she's fingering, as it's a target. She ignores this. She sees his bar code tattoo and asks where he got it. "One of them," he says. "Do I want to know?" she asks. I don't know, do you? You can imagine how keen Derek is to talk about it. She says that he sounds so used to it. "You don't get used to it. You live through it," he says. Anne stirs. "You sound like David," she says. Derek looks confused for a second. TOTALLY different show, lady! Lauren says they were at a motel outside of Elko when it caught up with them. Dad "emptied the Mossberg" into it, and then went after it with a table lamp and curtain rod, just long enough for the two of them to get away. Sarah told them to call if it came back. "Do you think David could be all right?" asks Anne. The look Derek gives Lauren isn't a confident one, but he says, "Anything's possible." Yeah, lady, your husband was fighting a terminator with a CURTAIN ROD. He's hamburger.
Flash back to the future, with Derek lying in some kind of hospital bed, with someone in the foreground injecting something into his IV. We see her face through a Hazmat suit. It's Lauren. Back to the present now, and Lauren catches David looking at her. "What?" she says. "Nothing. I just know that look," he says. Then he grabs his big ol' gun and goes out to, I don't know, patrol or establish a perimeter or whatever.
After the commercial break, we're in 2027 at the Serrano Point resistance base. It's good to see Derek's just as diplomatic in the future, as he tells some general that his plan sucks: "You can't use metal for this!" The general tells him only one person out of two hundred survived the bio-weapon attack, and since terminators are immune to disease, that's why they're going in. Derek, getting angrier, says terminators aren't immune to going bad and putting a bullet in the end of someone they desperately need to live so they can all survive the plague. He volunteers to go in. "Once exposed, there's no way to know how long you've got," says the general, saying the symptoms could take four or twenty hours to show up. "This could be a one-way trip," he tells David, who is so hardcore he sneers, "We're all on one-way trips."