We open on what we're told is May 11, 2011. Also known as Judgment Day, at least in this version of the Terminatorverse. Two boys, one a few years younger than the other, play baseball in the long shadows of the late afternoon. Sarah voiceovers something about...something. Something apropos, I'm assuming. "Batting's hard, Derek!" whines the younger one, after a swing and a miss. "Derek" tells "Kyle" that he's doing fine, and to remember to stay on top of the ball. Maybe if he wants to hit nothing but dribbling grounders. Kyle connects with the next pitch, delighting both brothers.
Suddenly, there's a loud rumbling coming from overhead. "Fireworks!" says Kyle. The boys look up, and see missiles streaking across the sky, like a real-life version of Missile Command. The screen goes white.
And we're back to the present day, in a cyber café, with some big dude getting way too upset that he's just been killed in the video game he's playing. This startles Sarah and Cameron, so I guess he's lucky he didn't get shot. Cameron speaks a foreign language that we're told is Armenian, and I'm just going to have to take their word for it. Sarah's rather surprised, and Cameron explains that she learned Armenian because Sarkissian is an Armenian name. Sarah gripes that they're not here to charm Sarkissian, but to get the Turk and get out. They make their way towards Table 19, which is where Sarkissian said to meet him, but they're stopped by a tall skinny guy who says they have some business to take care of. Sarah, clearly thinking this was not how she pictured Sarkissian, stares at him, and he indicates the sign behind her with the café's rates. She hands over some money.
Outside, Derek and John wait in the Jeep, and we see that the name of the café is, ugh, "Wi-Fi'd It." I had to work way too hard to even figure out what that meant. "Remind me again, why are the boys out here and the girls in there?" asks Derek. Because you couldn't be bothered to shave, that's why. John points out that one of the boys is still wanted for murder. "And one of the girls is harder than nuclear nails," he adds, totally setting up Derek to say, "And the other one's a cyborg." Heh.
John says the real reason they're there is "Moore's Law," which posits that the every two years, the number of transistors on a computer chip is doubled. "And that's how we can go from a chess computer to the apocalypse in just four years," says John. Maybe you guys should go back in time and shoot Moore then, I don't know. "I learned that a lot can happen in four years," says John. "A lot can happen in four seconds," says Derek, and talks about how one moment he was playing baseball with his brother, and then the next...well, apocalypse. "Judgment Day. What'd you do?" asks John. Derek says he took Kyle and went underground. Derek was fifteen, Kyle was eight. "How do you tell an eight-year-old machines have taken over the world?" asks Derek. I think most eight-year-olds would think it's pretty cool.