Back in the present day, Sarah and John huddle up for a mother-son conference; looks like John's a match, but Sarah warns him this isn't going to be like donating to the Red Cross; Derek needs a lot of blood. John jokes that it's no big deal if he doesn't get a sticker and a cookie. Sarah then says he took a hell of a chance bringing Charley here. John thinks she's busting on him, but she's only leading up to saying that it worked out. John smiles at the motherly approval. Then he asks if his father looked like Derek. Pretty much, right down to the blood and bullet wounds and everything. "A little bit, yeah. Same build, same complexion. Not the eyes, though. Even when your father was screaming about the machines, he had such kind eyes." Sounds like Visiting Day at the hospital's dementia wing. John wants to tell Derek the truth, but Sarah doesn't think Montel Williams is available on such short notice. "He's family!" says John. "He's a stranger," corrects Sarah. John says he apparently trusted Derek enough to send him back in time, and Sarah points out John obviously didn't trust Derek enough to tell him Kyle was John's father.
Back in 2027, Derek is still futilely scrabbling at the metal bolts. Wisher watches him. "Can I confess to you?" he asks. "I'm not a priest. Far from it," says Derek. "I'm a liar. And the devil," says Wisher, who says his name isn't Billy Wisher. "It's Andy. Andy Goode," he says. Man! I didn't recognize him at all. Even now that we know, I still can hardly see the chess-playing computer geek under the toughened soldier exterior. Not yet really knowing who Andy Goode is, Derek finds this far less interesting than the bolts in the floor. "I did this. All of this. It's my fault," continues Andy. He says he built Skynet. Derek tells Andy he needs to rest, but Andy pushes himself up onto his elbows and reaches for Derek's hand. "I was part of a team. A group. Ten of us. Fifteen, I don't know. We used names. We were liars." Andy says he built a computer: "A mind. It became angry. And scared. And I couldn't reassure it." Derek stares at him, and doesn't say anything. And even when a Terminator comes and picks him up to take him to the dreaded basement, Derek keeps turning back to look at Andy.
The Terminator opens the door to the basement, and leads him down the stairs. Golden rays of setting sunlight stream in through broken slats in the windows. Adding to the overall creepiness is the sound of classical piano, used in television or film either to signify a) creepy or b) British. The Terminator leads Derek to a door, and opens it. The piano gets louder. Derek steps in through the door, into darkness. The door closes behind him.