The deputy and Agent Ellison are on scene at the Connors' place, trying to figure out what happened. Well, the deputy is trying to figure out what happened; he's mystified that there was Kevlar in the chair. "What the hell happened here?" he says. Ellison, meanwhile, is acting too cool to even look around the crime scene between pulls on his soda, and says 22 people saw what happened at the school, and 19 of them reported seeing "a shooter with some kind of robot leg." He doesn't really appear to be rethinking the "Sarah Connor is crazy" assessment as much as he seems to think all the witnesses are stupid hicks. But at that very moment, the shooter with some kind of robot leg is using a roll of duct tape to fix said leg.
Back at the warehouse, the Connor Crew is readying to leave (Cameron's working on the engine), and John has a whiny conversation with Mom about how he can't keep running, and how he isn't the messiah everybody thinks he is. He wants Sarah to change the future like she did before, so his speech boils down to: "Mommy, kiss it and make it better." What mother can refuse her son like that? She agrees, and they hug. But someone better toughen John up quick, because damn. Sarah tells Cameron they're not going across the border: they're looking for Skynet.
Cameron's gassing up the truck, and John offers her a chip. She doesn't take one, but instead says that since John apologized back at the school for lying to her, she should apologize too. He tells her it's cool, since she was programmed to get close to him ("Like some hot girl is really gonna try and make friends with the new weird kid," he self-pities). Sarah's coming out of the gas station with a bag of supplies, and she pauses to watch the two of them interact. She shouldn't worry; it's not like John can get Cameron pregnant. (Upcoming clip from sweeps week: Cameron tells John, "I'm pregnant.") "In the future, you have many friends," she says, sounding like a parent reassuring an unpopular child. John asks what model she is, because she seems "different." Cameron helps herself to a chip. "I am," she says, and doesn't even answer his question.
We're off to Los Angeles, where the Connor Crew visits the angry widow of Miles Dyson. Sarah eventually convinces her that she didn't kill Miles, adding that he was a hero. "Then why are you here?" asks Mrs. Dyson. "We're back," says Cameron, by way of explanation. So far, she seems to be from the Cryptic line of Terminators. Her eyes literally flash blue, which is enough to convince Mrs. Dyson. "You told me there'd be no more machines," she says wearily, moving to the living room, and Sarah says they need her help, and wants to know if there was anyone who showed an interest in Miles's work. "There's nobody. It's all gone. You destroyed it all. You and Miles, you destroyed...you destroyed everything," says Tarissa. Cameron rushes in and says they have to go now. But you just got here!