And while Riley stares into the mirror at the bathroom of the Connor Compound, we flash back to her and Jesse sitting in a car talking about whether she's ready for this, and Riley stares at her nail polish and worries that it's too bright, and the makeup woman told her she was an "autumn." "I've never even seen autumn," says Riley. Jesse could not be less interested in what Riley's blathering on about than if she were me. Riley wonders why Jesse chose her; she's always meant to ask. "But you didn't," says Jesse, barely listening, too busy scanning the school parking lot. Anyway, it's too late now for this conversation, because there's John Connor standing nearby, only it's pre-haircut, which explains why he has what appears to be a muskrat pelt on his head. Riley gets out of the car and follows him as he walks away all mopey and wearing an animal carcass.
Back at the Connor Compound, Riley puts some more makeup on the bruise, then heads out into the hall, where Cameron is hanging out waiting for her. Cameron asks Riley where she got that bruise, and Riley makes up a story about falling into a door that's rather obviously a lie, and she moves to get past Cameron, who wants to look at her star tattoo on her right wrist. "It's tight," says Cameron, gripping Riley's wrist to look at it. John shows up just in time for Cameron and Riley to act all cryptic about it, and Cameron announces she's just thinking about getting a tattoo. "We need to talk," says Cameron, and John glances at Riley, who takes the opportunity to bugger off.