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Alpine Fields - Recap

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Derek is in what appears to be an abandoned warehouse, he is talking on the phone with Sarah. Sarah tells him she is “hunting it”, then he loses the connection. Suddenly he hears a scream coming from somewhere in the warehouse. He investigates and sees a very pregnant woman lying on a table with another woman standing over her. The pregnant woman has been shot and the other woman is trying to help her. When she notices Derek, she pulls her gun on him but he tells her that Sarah sent him and she puts her gun away. The bullet wound has punctured her lung and Derek helps put a tube into the lung to help the woman breath. The other woman tells Derek the cyborg has been tracking them form six months.

Six months earlier

Sarah and Cameron break into the Fields' home at gunpoint and find David, Anne and Lauren there. Sarah tells them they are in danger and need to go but the Fields' only see Sarah and Cameron pointing guns at them. Sarah receives a call from John and she tells him they have a hit on “Alpine Fields”, it is a family. She tells him to enable the home alarm and hangs up.

The Fields' daughter Lauren comes back in the room with a gun and disarms Sarah. Sarah explains that a machine from the future has targeted them and has already attacked their home in the city. The father David takes over the gun from his daughter but then Cameron enters and easily disarms him. They prepare to leave when the family dog enters, barking. Lauren wants to take him to but Sarah refuses.

While driving away, Sarah gets distracted and crashes into a pickup truck. The truck driver is a Terminator and Cameron engages him in battle while the others flee with Sarah.

Present day

Derek is working on the pregnant woman that we now know is Anne, and the other woman is her daughter Lauren. Derek tells Lauren she should cover the medallion she wears around her neck because it targets her. Lauren notices the bar code tattoo on Derek's arm and asks about it, he says he got it from one of them, the Terminators. Lauren says her father held off the Terminator when it came for them at a motel. She then called Sarah for help as she was instructed. They ask whether David might have survived the Terminator and Derek says anything is possible. Derek studies Lauren's face and has a flashback of her in a Hazmat suit in his future, giving him an injection of something with a syringe.

Serrano Point Resistance Base - 2027

Derek is arguing with General Perry about sending a machine on a critical rescue mission. General Perry argues machines are immune to the bio-weapon that Skynet is using but Derek says machines cannot be trusted and volunteers to go on the mission. Perry agrees but says it is unknown how long Derek can survive after being exposed to the bio-weapon. Perry thinks Derek is volunteering partly to find his brother Kyle, but according to Perry, Kyle is gone.

Present day

Derek asks Lauren how the Terminator found them. She says it was her fault, she called her friend Roger, because she wanted to feel normal, but she broke the number one rule, “There is no normal”.

Six months earlier

Sarah and the Fields' family retreat back to their cabin. Sarah wants to know which one of them the Terminator is targeting. David is a banker, Anne a housewife, and Lauren isn't anything yet. Sarah then asks what the doorknob is made of and told it is copper, which gives her an idea. While scrounging in the tool room, Lauren reveals something about her father that he failed to mention. When confronted David admits he is working with a cybernetics company on a project that is not strictly legal. Sarah hears movement outside and tells them the Cameron and the Terminator are hunting each other.

Eagle Rock Bunker - 2027

Derek enters a bunker wearing a gas mask and finds many dead bodies. He calls out but gets no answer. He sees a pregnant woman lying dead on a cot beside two small children and rushes outside, overcome by emotion. He studies his handgun, thinking about suicide when Jesse appears, holding a rifle on him.

Present day

Derek is still tending to Anne and they talk about Lauren. Derek guess that Lauren was covering for her mother, and that Anne really made the call that resulted in the Terminator finding them.

Six months earlier

Sarah finishes her trap, connecting an electrical wire to the door knob, hoping it will cause a Terminator reboot and allow her to remove its chip. She warns it doesn't always work. Sarah goes into the bedroom to find Anne about to make a phone call. They talk about adapting to a life of running for survival when Lauren calls out that someone is approaching. Anne tells them it is their neighbor Roger, but Sarah warns that Terminators can look like anyone. Anne disables the trap and says Roger is coming because she called him, and it is revealed she is having an affair with him.

Present day

Anne confesses she called Roger and now he is dead, along with her husband David, but she had to let him know they were okay. She also knows she is unlikely to survive her wounds.

Eagle Rock Bunker - 2027

Jesse asks Derek if he sent the SOS. When he says no, she tells him her group was on a supply run from Perth when they received a signal. There group has a nuclear submarine, the “Jimmy Carter”, and they have a T-888 Terminator commanding it, because there is no one else capable. Derek is disgusted with the idea of “metal” in command and they both enter the bunker to look for the refugee. They figure the radio room to be the logical spot and knock on the door. The door opens.

Present day

Anne screams in pain and Lauren is frantic that they need to get her mother to a hospital. Derek tells her that until Sarah arrives, the safest place for them is right where they are.

Six months earlier

Roger and David begin arguing over Anne and are about to come to blows when Sarah stops them cold. Roger scoffs at the idea of robots when Cameron suddenly comes crashing through the window, inert. The dog leaps through the window and attacks but is killed. Roger turns and runs. David grabs a handgun and insists on facing the Terminator to save his family. Sarah tries to stop him but he insists, saying he will kill himself instead if she tries to stop him. David confronts the Terminator who analyzes him and concludes he is not a match to his target and tosses him aside. Sarah witnesses this and tells Anne and Lauren that it is after one of them and they are holding something back. Anne confesses she is pregnant, but with Roger's baby. Sarah concludes Anne is the target and leaves with her to find Roger's car, leaving Lauren hiding in a closet and Cameron unconscious on the floor.

Present day

Lauren asks Derek to explain what this is all about. He tells her it is about her unborn sister Sydney, who he knows from the future.

Eagle Rock Bunker - 2027

Sydney Fields tells Derek and Jesse that the gas masks they are wearing are useless, they are already infected. The next morning, Jesse starts experiencing thirstiness. Sydney tells her she is exhibiting the start of the infection, and that she does not have much time. Sydney is an expert on this as she is immune to the bio-weapon and has watched everyone else die. It is also why Skynet has such an interest in her.

Present day

Derek explains to Anne that her unborn daughter has an immunity that saves countless lives in the future.

Six months earlier

Lauren huddles in fear in the closet as someone opens the door. It is Roger, who has returned. Suddenly he collapses, dead. Cameron's face appears and she asks if he was human. When told yes by a frightened Lauren, she says, “My mistake”. Sarah and Anne are running for their lives with the Terminator gaining on them. Suddenly the Terminator is struck by a car. The car stops and David and Cameron are inside. Everyone climbs aboard and escape.

Present day

The baby is born and Anne dies.

Serrano Point Resistance Base - 2027

Derek, Jesse and Sydney return to the base. Sydney is taken away while Derek and Jesse are taken to the hospital. The woman taking care of Derek is Lauren, who gives him an injection. Both Derek and Jesse recover due to the serum made from Sydney.

Present day

Derek is holding the baby telling Lauren that she will go on, even though sometimes it seems like it will never end. He asks her to come stay with them but she declines, taking her baby sister from Derek.

Six months earlier

Sarah tells Lauren that her parents will need her help, then leave them alone in a restaurant.

Present day

Derek speaks with Sarah on the phone who tells him she took care of the Terminator that was after the Fields. When he returns to check on Lauren she is gone and has taken Sydney with her. She has left behind the medallion on her mother's corpse.

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