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The Dysons are terrified when Arnold starts digging the knife into his forearm, and don't seem at all calmed down when he rips off the skin to show off his robot skeleton. Mrs. Dyson keeps screaming, although Dr. Dyson soon recognizes it. "Now listen to me very carefully," says Arnold, and suddenly we're in the dining room. Sarah voice-overs that "Dyson listened while The Terminator laid it all down. SkyNet. Judgment Day. The history of things to come. It's not every day you find out you're responsible for three billion deaths. He took it pretty well." Dyson says, "I think I'm gonna throw up." Then he asks how he was supposed to know something like that would happen. Sarah is disgusted. "Right. How were you supposed to know. Fucking men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something. To create a life. To feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death. Destruction." "Mom! We need to be a little more constructive here, okay?" Right on, John. Dyson offers to quit Cyberdyne tomorrow, but that's not good enough for Sarah. So he offers to destroy all his work and research. But! There's the chip in the vault at Cyberdyne: the CPU from the first Terminator. All of Dyson's work was based on the future technology they found in the chip. Arnold says it must be destroyed. Sarah wants to get in past security. When? Now. There's more voice-over on the way to Cyberdyne, but I'm getting kind of tired of Sarah's raspy monotone. The four of them walk into the spacious Cyberdyne atrium, and Dyson banters (poorly) with Security Guard Carl. Carl doesn't want to allow visitors in the lab, but when it turns out they have guns and duct tape, there isn't much he can do about it. They should have hid the body better than tossing it in the men's room, because Security Guard Gibbons finds him right away and sets off a silent alarm. Dyson's card suddenly won't open the locker where the Required Second Security Key to the vault is kept. John's ATM-cracking device will open it, though. He tells the others to proceed to Dyson's lab and start smashing stuff while he gets in here. The security guards in the lobby are on the phone to the police, describing the intruders and telling them to send everything they've got. Dyson's able to get into his lab (even though all the locks have been shut down because of the silent alarm) because he has a "personal entry code." No, that doesn't work. But Arnold's ridiculously explosive weapon works fine. It also sets off the Halon fire-extinguishing gas, so he brings out a pair of breathing apparatuses for Sarah and Dyson.