Cameron is damaged by Sarkissian's attack and the Connors are forced to go on the run. Agent Ellison and Charley Dixon compare notes, while Cromartie believes Ellison can lead him to Sarah. Meanwhile, ZeiraCorp CEO Catherine Weaver initiates Project Babylon.
A stranger from the future warns the group about a nuclear power plant; John returns to school and makes a new friend; Catherine Weaver weaves another thread in her master plan.
When Charley's wife is kidnapped, Sarah and Derek must outsmart Cromartie in order to rescue her. Meanwhile, John finds himself caught between Cameron and Riley.
Songs: Greg Garing -- Safe Within Your Arms
Cameron starts experiencing another malfunction and loses her memory. She ends up at a shelter where a counselor helps her remember disturbing events. Ellison makes a decision about Catherine Weaver's job offer after first digging into her past.
John and Derek go undercover at a military prep school in order to stop the execution of a young man that will be important in the battle against Skynet. Ellison starts his new job for Weaver by looking deeper into the Serrano nuclear plant's near meltdown.
The group investigate Dr. Boyd Sherman, another of the names written on the wall of their basement by the man from the future. The doctor is a psychologist, and the investigation turns into therapy for John. Not coincidentally, Catherine starts seeing the same therapist to assist with her relationship with Savannah, leading to a larger Skynet interest. A woman from Derek's future appears in the present and Derek tries to learn why.
It's a high alert for the Connors along with being in strange company when their house is burglarized. Elsewhere, Ellison is terrorized by one Terminator, while another closes in on John Connor. Meanwhile, Derek and Jesse continue to reacquaint themselves with each other.
John takes Riley on a trip to a town in Mexico where he and Sarah lived when he was little. Cromartie finally tracks them down and Ellison get involved through official/unofficial channels.
Songs: Chavela Varga -- La Llorona
John worries about Sarah and her nightmares, which seem to be affecting her in real life. Meanwhile, Jesse and Derek investigate a Skynet conspirator.
Special Guest Stars: Richard Schiff
as Charles Fischer / Paul Stewart |
Sarah's preoccupation with the three dots takes her to a place she believes is holding Andy Goode's Turk. Meanwhile, Jesse's plans have come complications and Weaver makes an important introduction.
History is forever changed as a terminator is sent back into the wrong time. Meanwhile, Cameron's secret life is revealed.
In an episode that occurs across three times, events relate Sarah, Derek and Cameron's efforts to save a family that will have implications for the future survival of the resistance.
Sarah's obsession with the three dot symbol leads her to a UFO convention and a blogger who claims to have evidence of alien technology being used to build drones. After a clash with Jesse, Riley redoubles her efforts to complete her mission, but Cameron is getting suspicious.
The wound from the gunshot causes Sarah to experience hallucinations of Kyle Reese. Derek begins to clean up the incriminating evidence Sarah left behind. John Henry makes several discoveries to the surprise of both James and Catherine. John struggles with his responsibilities towards Riley.
Sarah, John, Cameron and Derek investigate the company town which was connected to the destroyed factory. Weaver is convinced someone survived the explosion and looks for him.
Sarah cannot sleep well due to guilt over killing the man at the factory. She enters a sleep clinic and finds more than just simple therapy.
Cameron's malfunction reappears, and Riley fears for her life.
Riley's death brings changes. Sarah decides it is time to leave. John is not convinced of Cameron's guilt. Jesse remembers an important mission aboard the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter.
After picking up the package and bringing it aboard the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter, Jesse and the rest of the crew come in conflict about it's contents. John comes to a decision about Jesse and her association with the late Riley.
Songs: Dead Heart Bloom -- New Messiah
Sarah fears for her life when she discovers a lump in her breast, so she takes John to stay with Charley Dixon in a safe house. Cameron tells Derek about Jesse's miscarriage. An outside source gains access to John Henry.
Uncredited: Phil Morris
as Miles Bennett Dyson (reference only)
A cell phone confiscated from one of the attackers at the lighthouse reveals a clue that leads the team to Catherine Weaver's house. This leads to Ellison getting involved with the Connors again.
Sarah now in police custody, still looks to protect her son. John, however, has other ideas and with Cameron and some old allies makes plans to free his mother. Weaver wants to meet John to understand his significance but Skynet has one last move to make that will change everybody's destiny.