Back out in the station entrance, Derek's cellphone rings. It's Sarah, and thus ends Derek's sad little twenty-second entry in the story. "Where the hell's Chrome Artie?"
Yay! It's Chrome Artie's story! They should go back years, like to when Chrome Artie was just, I don't know, a toaster. Making Pop Tarts. Instead, it picks up with Artie in the police station being asked to leave. "I'm gonna need to see John Conner," he tells the captain, right before reaching into his bag, pulling out a gun, and calmly blowing away Dejalo's finest. He stalks through the police station, shooting as he goes. It's not exactly the police station scene from the first movie.
He squats next to the prison guard and says he's looking for John Connor. "He's gone," says the guard. "Are there any other exits?" he asks. No, says the guard. So Chrome Artie calmly walks back out the front door, where he sees Ellison, John and Riley pulling away in his car.
After a commercial break, we get to see the Connor Crew's amazing plan. Chrome Artie's strolling around aimlessly when he sees Ellison walk out to his car. Ellison goes into the trunk for a first aid kit, and then walks back toward a nearby church. Chrome Artie follows.
Inside, Ellison's praying at the altar. Dear God, are you there? It's me, James. Chrome Artie walks up behind him. Ellison opens his eyes but doesn't turn around. "Are you here to repent?" he asks. I'm looking for John Connor, says Chrome Artie. Ellison looks heavenward. "All things are possible to him who believes," he says.
Suddenly, Artie's shot in the head. He looks up; Derek's at a second story window. Artie starts shooting at him, and then starts taking fire from the other side; it's Sarah at the other window. Artie's programming is such that his preference is to stand there, arms extended all biblical-like in the church, taking heavy fire rather than protecting himself. Probably because it's more cinematic to slow it down and set it to some soft mariachi music.
And then, entering from the main doors, is Cameron. She slowly walks down the aisle with a shotgun, like a hillbilly father on his daughter's wedding day. She blasts away at Chrome Artie, taking away half his face, revealing the metal skull underneath, before he collapses.
We get an Artie point-of-view shot, the screen flickering, as the Connor Crew stroll into his field of vision, all standing there looking at him. Yeah, that seems really unwise. It's almost exactly like those scenes in Friday the 13th movies where the teenagers are all, "I think Jason's dead!" "Yeah, so let's all go STAND AROUND THE BODY AND LOOK AT HIM INSTEAD OF GETTING THE FUCK OUT OF THERE." In this case, though, John eventually raises his gun and fires, and the screen goes black.