The episode begins with Cameron dressed as a motorcycle cop, breaking into a power plant. She disables one of the turbine, causing a power outage at a the central LA police station. She enters during the confusion of evacuation and proceeds to the evidence storage area. She goes through the evidence collected for the Andy Goode murder, but doesn't find what she is looking for. The last person to sign the log sheet was FBI Agent Ellison. Cameron delivers the bad news that the FBI now has the missing hand from the Terminator. Sarah recommends that John miss school to help retrieve it, but John demurs, noting that absence from school gets him on the radar...Read the full recap
Summer Glau trained as a ballerina before becoming an actress.
Cameron was able to stop a turbine at the power plant by sticking her hand into it, without breaking her skin or other damage.
Sarah: (when Cameron comes home dressed as a cop) And somewhere in the city a naked cop bleeds in an alley.
Derek: You're making a mistake.
Sarah: How's that?
Derek: The machine's gotta go.
Sarah: This morning you had me sending her out to do our dirty work.
Derek: Dirty work is all they're good for. Don't let yourself think that you can train them like a pet, 'cause it will be the last thing that you think.
Derek: John doesn't know everything.
Sarah: You should be resting.
Derek: They never rest.
Dr. Silberman: Its a good thing you told me about this. (referring to the Terminator hand)
Ellison: I told you, I'm on your side.
Dr. Silberman: I wish that were true.
Ellison: What does that mean?
Dr. Silberman: Do you know what would happen if the wrong people got a hold of this? I can't let you stop her.
Ellison: She's dead.
Dr. Silberman: So was Jesus, once.
Sarah: The date on the tape, June 8th 1997, do you know that date?
John: I do now. It is the date you gave up being my mother.
Derek: You might have fooled them but not me. I know you.
Cameron: I know you too.
Sarah tells John that the date on the tape was June 8, 1997. The events depicted on the tape were part of the feature film, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which took place in 1995.
Dr. Silberman: He came down the hall, it was a large man, I thought it was a man until he through the guard through the window like a rag doll.
This soliloquy is one of several references made in this episode to the 1991 movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The events of the movie precede in the timeline this series.