software glitch causes Cameron to forget who she is. She goes missing
from the Connors and is taken in by a street kid named Jody. Cameron and
Jody end up at a halfway house where Cameron meets with a social
worker who uncovers some of Cameron's distant memories.
Catherine Weaver meets with Agent Ellison to discuss his future at
Zeira Corp, and Ellison does some digging into Weaver's past.
episode opens with an unknown woman running along a dark tunnel,
forcing her way through a door before being snagged by a large net.
Immediately we cut to Cameron, who was apparently remembering this
(since I doubt terminators day-dream).
Cameron is in the car with John, who drops her off at the supermarket while he hits another store.
pushing a car through the supermarket Cameron has another flashback
and while in a daze she knocks over a bunch of produce. The police are
called in and during that conversation she flashbacks (or is it a
flashforward?) to an interrogation by a skinless terminator. Cameron
tells the terminator her name is "Allison, Allison Young."
Cameron ends up in custody where shes befriended by a blonde named Jody. Cameron introduces herself as Allison.
goes to the supermarket and finds out Cameron was taken by the cops.
Cameron and Jody are released at the same time and, after seeing her wad
of cash, Jody invites Cameron to join her.
John is searching the streets for Cameron and Jody.
back to back-story Cameron, who is in a dungeon-like room being fed a
plate of rough-looking food. Cut to Cameron and Jody, who is relaying a
little of her story as the two appear to be connecting. Just then a
dude arrives and begins yelling at Jody, followed by a straight right
hand to her jaw. The guy then grabs Cameron, but instead of ripping his
arms off and beating him with them she the guy all her cash to get rid
of him. Whaaa?
More friend-building between Cameron and Jody as
the two check into a halfway house, and Cameron lists her name as
"Young Alison "
interrogation of Cameron, which is cut together with a present-day
visit by a halfway house counselor. Similar questions are asked by
terminator/counselor, and the biggest revelation is hearing Cameron
describe a father, a mother and a sister, the latter of which gave her a
bracelet the terminator is asking about. She tearfully tells the
terminator a previous birthday party never happened because "everyone
was dead." We then find out in both interviews that Cameron is from
The phone rings in a house somewhere and a young
woman answers. "Mom?" Cameron asks from a phone in the counselors
office, "its me, Allison." The counsel gets on the phone and we confirm
that the woman is a Mrs. Young, and she is pregnant, presumably with
yet-to-be-born Allison. (Or is it Cameron? My head hurts.)
finally finds Cameron at the halfway house. When he confronts her she
has no idea who he is and doesnt recognize the name Cameron. He tells
her shes a machine and that her "chip is messed up," which prompts
another flashback. In this one Cameron is running from something, past
cages with humans and animals and eventually leaps off the edge of what
turns out to be an aircraft carrier and into the water. Immediately
shes grabbed by a net.
Back at the halfway house Cameron ends up
shoving John into a way before security makes him leave. Flashback
Cameron is thrown on the floor, looks up and sees . . . another Cameron!
This new Cameron tells her (in the same voice as the skinless
terminator from the interrogation) that "you shouldnt have run."
and old Cameron talk, and it becomes clear that this terminator has
replicated the girl named Allison. (But if our Cameron isn't Allison,
how could she have been reflecting on memories that occurred when
Allison was by herself? Man, my head hurts.)
Allison that shes very brave, which "must be why John Connor chose you."
Cameron tells Allison that the humans are all going to be killed, but
that "some of us don't want that. Some of us want peace." Cameron tells
Allison that she wasn't just chosen by John Connor, but by "us" and
demands to know where his camp is.
We're back in the counselor's
office and Cameron tells the counselor she is a machine programmed to
infiltrate of the human resistance and to find John Connor. The counsel
then asks Cameron what she will do when she fins John Connor: "I'm
going to kill him and hang his head on a pike for all to see."
starts asking Jody questions about her life, sounding very much like
the flashback interrogation. The counselor calls the authorities about
Cameron's threat, but when they arrive the girls are gone.
and Jody arrive at a house where Jody claims to have babysit, while
John sits in his car nearby. As Jody's stories from earlier unravel, it
becomes clear this house belongs to Jody's parents. Cameron keeps
interrogating Jody, and we flashback to the Cameron/Allison meeting
where Allison had lied to Cameron in an attempt to expose her as a
Cameron grabs Allison by the throat and kills her,
saying that she has already helped her get to John Connor. So apparently
our Cameron isnt one of the good guys after all. Fooey.
the house Cameron starts getting all Camerony on Jody, accusing her of
lying and grabbing her by the throat. John comes in to find Jody lying
on the floor, still alive, as he and Cameron flee.
last scene is John and Cameron driving together, with Cameron beginning
to copy some of Jody's fabricated bio as the episode comes to an end.