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.
After the commercial break, we're back in the present day, Cameron's in a shed with the T-888 laid out, cinderblocks forming a makeshift crematorium, I presume. But before she gets to that, she pulls out a giant knife and starts cutting off the skin in giant chunks, putting them in plastic bags.
Inside, John watches his Unky Derek sleep while the blood goes from John's arm into Derek. In the living room, Charley tells Sarah that it's some kid she has there. "You have no idea," she says. No, he really doesn't, because Charley's putting two and two together and coming up with five. He points out that John has the same rare blood type as Derek, who just happens to have the same last name as Sarah was using back in their time together. So...he thinks Derek's the father? Which means, Sarah left out that part of the story? She tells him about the killer time-traveling robots, but is worried that Charley can't handle hearing about John's father? "He's not John's father. I'm not sure I'm ready to explain it," says Sarah. "Let me guess: it's complicated," says Charley, not without some humour. He says Sarah could have told him. "Would you have believed me?" asks Sarah.