Riley's waiting on the side of the road, and Jesse pulls up. Riley's all, "She's gonna kill me!" and Jess asks what happened, only she refers to Cameron as "it" rather than "she." Riley says Cameron cut her wrists open, and Jesse asks her why it did that, and Riley doesn't know, but she says Cameron knows she saw her do it. "If she knew you saw, you'd be dead," says Jesse, which probably isn't as comforting as I bet she thinks it is. Riley paces. "I wonder what's wrong with it," says Jesse, and asks Riley if Cameron's been acting strange. "Everything she does is strange!" snaps Riley, who says she can't go back there. Jesse ain't hearing that though, and tells her to remember the mission. "Trust me, there is only one way. I won't let Cameron hurt you." She strokes Riley's hair. People like to do that to Riley. "I won't let anyone hurt you," she says. Anyone else, you mean.
So Sarah's over at Riley's place, chatting with the foster father, who is all bad-ass sneaking some pop out of his "private stash" because his bitch wife won't buy the stuff with caffeine or sugar or whatever. And Sarah gets right into it: "Must have been a shock, what happened to Riley." FF says it was, and asks what John said about it. "Getting anything out of that boy's like pulling teeth," says Sarah, but she lets on that Riley seemed upset that day, and had a bruise, which surprises FF. And Sarah starts in with this routine: "I'm a patient person, but I swear, there've been times. Kids, they know how to push your buttons..." she says, and I'm kind of surprised FF didn't ask if she was wearing a wire, the way she's all, "I'm just saying, if someone lost their temper, no biggie, it happens," and FF is quite offended and says what happened was that Riley assaulted his wife. "Started yelling about the world burning up. Bleached skulls or some such nonsense," he says. "She said that?" says Sarah, when a better response might be "She said what?" And FF is lamenting John and Riley dropping out of school, and the next thing you know, the guidance counselor shows up at their door. Gasp! Not a guidance counselor! "Even she thinks John's a bad influence," says FF. He says the guidance counselor had a lot to say about Sarah and her family. "I was willing to dismiss it as gossip, until I met you," he says, like an asshole. I mean, unless the gossip was "Sarah Connor likes to clumsily persuade people to confess to beating their foster children," I can't imagine how Sarah's just convinced him she's a bad mother. Sarah asks for the counselor's name. FF gets it for him. "Keep John away from Riley. She's been through enough," he says. Sarah doesn't say anything. Thanks for the sugar and caffeine-fortified soda, douchebag.