Later, John tinkers with an engine in auto shop class. Nearby, a skinny spiky-haired kid wearing a black Smiths Meat is Murder T-shirt asks (in Spanish) for the diagnostic unit from a couple of other guys (noticeably bigger than he is), since they're hogging it. John steps in a with a little Spanish of his own and says if they're all going to stand around talking, he'll take the diagnostic unit. How this didn't end with a lug wrench in John's skull, I have no idea. "Nice accent, white boy," says one of the big bullies. Ah. John's earned his grudging respect. They hand over the diagnostic unit to John, who immediately passes it off to the Smiths fan, who introduces himself as Morris, and decides to repay the favour by leveling with him on Cheri Weston. "Maybe no one told you because you're new, but she's damaged goods," says Morris, based solely on hearing that something "crazy" went down at Cheri's old school, and now her dad has her locked down tight. "Pretty boring rumour," says John. "Just looking out for you, bro," says Morris, walking away. "Yeah, you and everyone else," says John.
Off to the chess tournament. I know that when I heard there was going to be a television series based on The Terminator, I just knew chess tournaments would be involved somehow. Sarah watches the on-stage match with Andy against some Japanese, as well as the gentlemen in military uniforms taking in the "action." Entering through a side door is none other than Brian Austin Green. When I saw he was going to be on the show, I hoped against hope that he'd be a Terminator, and that his name would still be David Silver. That will not turn out to be the case. But Ron Silver? Call your agent!
Outside, Cameron is mingling with all the other robots. One of them looks like a less violent version of Robocop, and it smiles and waves at her. And, hilariously, a robot dog barks at her. Not even robot dogs like Terminators, it appears.
John joins Sarah watching the match, and he's really excited because of all the Grandmasters who are there. Unless one of them is named "Flash," I am not similarly thrilled. Sarah says Andy's in the finals, and tells John there's a military contract at stake. "Are you serious? What do we do?" asks John. "Cheer very hard for the Japanese. Or Cameron will kill him," says Sarah. As if to emphasize this, Cameron strolls into the auditorium. Sadly, she doesn't make a throat-slashing gesture.