A title screen informs us that this is "Sarah's Story," so we're going to get some kind of multiple-perspectives thing? All Rashomon and shit? Or like that X-Files episode where Mulder and Scully tell their stories, and we see their differing perspectives, like for Scully, Luke Wilson was a suave southern sheriff while for Mulder he was a bucktoothed hillbilly? No. It's not going to be that good.
Sarah's outside the Connor Compound hammering together some sort of structure -- probably a machine-gun turret to be added, A-Team-style, to a Connor Car, when John and Riley come outside, John taking pictures of the ridiculous bike helmet that Riley has on. He tells her it's to keep cars from playing ping-pong with her head. Riley spots "Mrs. Baum" and thanks her for having her over, and Sarah can barely muster a smile in response, like don't make her feel TOO welcome, Sarah.
John and Riley continue to coo at each other all awkward teenagers in love-style. John, major player that he is, offers to text her again, and Riley suggests he call her. Like, you know, with his voice. And then they tell each other to "be safe," like maybe John should put a condom on, and then Riley rides away.
John strolls back over to his mom and says, "I bought her a helmet," and Sarah blankly calls that responsible, adding, "You think it'll stop a bullet?" which I seem to remember my mom asking similar questions upon meeting girlfriends of mine. "Why, you gonna take a shot at her?" which is kind of funny, except the odds of Riley getting shot at are pretty damn good if she keeps hanging out at the Connors', and Sarah reminds John of this, so he stomps off. "You care about this girl?" Sarah calls after him. He says he does. "Then leave her alone," says Sarah. John walks away, passing Cameron, who tells Sarah she'll talk to him. "John's not listening," says Sarah. "He's always listening," says Cameron. Sarah looks at her, and Cameron sashays off the path after John.
The next day, Sarah's sticking a safe in the floor of the living room, like there goes the damage deposit with the big gaping hole in the floor. Cameron comes in and says, "I was going to suggest a safe," and Sarah busts on her for not suggesting it before they got robbed. Cameron grabs some keys off the table and says she's going to "restock the supply drop" which, if Cameron weren't a Terminator, I'd probably assume was code for "buying Tampax." "We've been using a lot of ammunition," says Cameron, and Sarah wryly notes that business has been booming. She asks where John is, and Cameron says he's still up in his room. Sarah seems remarkably surprised at the prospect of a sixteen-year-old boy not getting out of his bed unless forcibly removed, and Cameron gives her a little lecture on the fucked-up circadian rhythms of the teenage male. "How late were you up talking to him?" asks Sarah, and Cameron says, "Not late," adding John won't be seeing Riley anymore.