So General Perry gives him a lecture about how Kyle isn't out there: "Either you learn to live with that, or you die from it." The general walks away, and after glaring at him for a moment, Derek goes his own way.
Back in the present, Anne's sleeping when Derek comes back. "You wanna tell me how it found you?" he asks Lauren, who stays silent. "It's best if I know," he tells her. Lauren admits that it was her fault, because she called a friend, Roger. "I needed to feel normal, you know? Like a person." Derek's all sympathetic: "So you broke the rules?" Yeah, Don't worry about making her feel like it's her fault her mom is dying, Derek. "Rule number one is, there is no normal," says Lauren.
Six months ago, she and the rest of her family were hobbling back into the cabin, with David nursing some kind of leg injury. This is the part where Sarah basically gets to say, "I told you so." There's some sort of trophy oar hanging above the fireplace, which Sarah snaps like a breadstick to make a splint for gimpy David. Strangely, half an oar and some duct tape don't make for a great splint, and David can still barely stand up. He tells them to leave him and head for "Schaeffer's place," about a mile down the road. "No one gets left behind," says Sarah. Anne says, "What about your daughter?" and explains that Cameron isn't exactly human. "No freaking way," says Lauren. Sarah says she needs to know why that thing is after one of them. "Either of you work in computers?" she says, "I'm a banker. She's a housewife," he says, gesturing at Anne, and then at his daughter: "She's ... nothing." "Hey!" says Lauren. "You know what I mean," he says, almost apologetically. Anne brings David some Oxy. "I have a bulging disc," he explains. That's not how Anne tells it! Oh, and it's L-4, in case you don't believe him. He says they don't know what they did, so they can't help her. Meanwhile, Sarah's examining the door. "What's this door handle made of?" she asks. "It's oil-rubbed copper," says David, or, as a non-douchebag might say, "copper."
So Sarah heads out to the shed and starts poking around. She hears footsteps, and gets her gun ready, only it turns out to be Lauren, asking if she needs any help. "You can look for flashlights," says Sarah. Lauren asks what she's doing, and Sarah tells her she's making a trap. She asks if they have any "hole saw bits." "Like for making birdhouses?" says Lauren, and Sarah makes a face and says, "I don't know. I don't make birdhouses." Maybe not, but you are aware that there are such things as birdhouses, and that you would probably use one of those bits to make the entrance, right? Lauren starts blathering about her and her dad making a million birdhouses but having yet to see a bird eat there. And Lauren seems to think fighting cyborgs is so much cooler than making birdhouses, and Sarah says she'd trade for birdhouses any damn day.