So Sarah's driving while John fiddles with the radio to find some goddamn Evanescence or something, but there's too much interference, and then Sarah punches him in the arm, and he whines about it, and she says, "Bug slug." Some of you may know this as "punch Buggy." And he's all incredulous that she punched him because of the yellow Volkswagen beetle they just passed, and says they haven't played "Bug slug" since he was eight, and anyway she can't just start playing without telling him, and I don't think it's possible to be a bigger baby than John Connor is being right now. Since Sarah's in such a playful mood, he asks if she's feeling all right -- like, what kind of a horrible thing is that to say to your mom! No wonder she's always depressed! And she tells him she feels great, which is how I imagine most people would feel after hitting John. She says it's just been a while since they were on the road together. "What's so great about it?" he asks, like he can't just let his mom be happy. He asks her not to teach "Bug slug" to Cameron, because she could do some real damage.
Then he goes back to complaining about the radio reception, and then he's all "Desert's that way," because I guess Sarah missed the ONE TURN THAT LEADS TO THE DESERT. She tells him they're taking a "detour." [
Meanwhile, Murch is telling Ellison and Weaver (Savannah is nowhere to be found, so she's probably off getting killed by John Henry) that he's got good news, bad news and really bad news. The good news is that whatever happened with John Henry isn't an engineering problem. "All his daemons are running fine," he says, and of course bible-thumper Ellison hears "demons" and wants an explanation, and Murch tells him "daemons" is a tech term for programs that run in the background. "So what caused John Henry's daemons to go crazy?" asks Ellison, and Murch says that's the bad news: it came from the outside. "Cyber attack?" says Ellison, and Murch says this is the really bad news, and gives an annoying ten-point bad-news scale, with 1 being "a hangnail" and 10 being "Katrina," this is "Katrina with a hangnail," so I guess that means just a tiny bit slightly worse than Katrina? Shut up, Murch. "Looks like someone managed to stuff malware down the throat of the most sophisticated AI in human history." "John Henry was infiltrated. Probed," says Weaver. Murch says it looks worse than that, like someone out there wants to kill him.