(official recap from Fox's site)
disguised as Agent Kester, stands in the principal's office of John's
school and demands a list of new students. The principal refuses and
Kester snaps his neck. Kester sits at the computer and does the search
Sarah leaves a message for a man named Sarkissian,
asking about The Turk. In the kitchen, Derek places the T-888 memory
chip on the table. Cameron lied about destroying it. Derek argues that
Cameron cannot be trusted. John asks if the chip can be hacked.
admits to John that she lies to him when the mission requires it. They
pick up a top of the line computer from a warehouse.
John sets up
the computers and activates the chip. The monitor displays video of a
woman in the video calls the T-888 "Vick" and he appears to have been
married to her.
John continues to watch the video. One moment
takes place at the woman's office, and then jumps to Vick reading their
mail. John has an address.
Sarah and Derek break into the woman's
house. She hasn't been there in some time. They find the computer
missing and discover the woman is Barbara Chamberlain, City Manager of
Los Angeles. She was in charge of the city's infrastructure.
flashes his badge to the gym coach and goes looking for one of the new
students on the list. The student doesn't match John Connor.
has been reading Barbara's files, but does not understand much. John
finds a video where Vick is killing someone who appears to be Barbara in
the woods. They head out to find her.
John and Derek find her
body. When they roll the body over, it is not Barbara. Derek reads her
driver's license, she's Jessica Peck.
John watches video of
Barbara stating that Jessica was trying to stop Barbara's work. Jessica
was a lobbyist trying to stop a program called ARTIE, or Automated
Realtime Traffic Information Exchange. It would create a fiber optic
network that would see and hear everything. The Turk might be the brain.
Derek wants to destroy city hall. John says the best way is to create a
virus so people think the program is bust.
Derek and John plan
how to break into city hall. Derek tells her they are not going in the
front door. They will be going underground to a series of tunnels.
school, a student tells Cameron a cop is looking for John. Cameron
stands outside the principal's and scans Kester -- he's a positive match
for Cromartie. Cameron grabs Morris and sends him in to see Kester.
Kester scans Morris, and leaves when it is not a match to John. She
follows after Kester, and then John appears. She pulls him aside and
leaves. Morris tells John everything that happened, and then John chases
Barbara says she is almost finished her project and
Vick encourages her. Cameron watches from the bed, and tries making
conversation with John. John scolds her for putting Morris and danger
and Cameron warns that it was Cromartie. Cameron tells him that he won't
be back, and that she cannot tell Sarah.
John watches more video
from Vick's chip. Vick was able to track down the Resistance fighters
because they were following Barbara. Derek watches and realizes him men
were sloppy. Sarah storms out, she's upset that they always find out
about people too late. She doesn't want more people to die. John says
the virus is ready.
Sarah and Derek walk through the tunnels
below city hall. They blow a hole into the elevator bay using explosives
and move to basement level 4 where the data center is. Sarah uploads
John's virus to ARTIE, but suddenly it stops and alarms sound. The virus
didn't complete. Guards chase after Derek and Sarah. When they corner
Derek, Sarah jumps them from behind and they subdue the guards.
continues looking over the video. Suddenly, John's cell phone begins
looking for an internet connection. Cameron warns that Vick is trying to
reactivate. John scrambles to shut everything down. Cameron says Vick
was unable to do anything, and they need to be careful. Sarah and Derek
return and tell John it failed. John realizes that there is another
Cameron lies on the bed. John takes a box cutter and cuts
into her scalp to access her memory chip. John wants to use Cameron's
chip to give her access to the ARTIE system, and she can stop it. John
peels back her scalp and removes the chip.
Derek and John sit
near a traffic light control box, John hacks away and helps Cameron's
chip do what she needs to do. Cameron successfully shuts down the
network. Derek grabs Cameron's chip and warns John that one day one of
these machines will kill him.
Back home, John slides Cameron's chip back in. She reactivates.
tells Derek that Sarkissin returned his call about selling The Turk.
Sarah knows Derek killed Andy and she threatens that if he ever lies to
her again, she will kill him.
Sarah watches a final video from Vick's chip. He reaches into the shower, and kills Barbara.