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When we last left the Connor clan, Derek Reese (brother of Kyle, uncle of John) was bleeding to death on the kitchen table.

While I don't generally enjoy flashback episodes, this one was fairly good in terms of moving the story along, and building up the tension between Derek and John.

I should also note that most of us here at Geektress just noticed the other day that Summer Glau's character is named Cameron, as in, James. Big duh for us.

FADE IN:

INT. CONNOR HOUSE

LENA HEADEY (V.O.)
Kyle Reese is John's father, for anyone who has not seen Terminator, or the last five episodes of this show. Anyway, Kyle scared the bejeesus out of me with his story of the apocalypse. But he did this so that John and I would have hope about changing the future.

DEAN WINTERS is operating on BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN.

DEAN WINTERS
Okay, I'm just an EMT but I'm going to do a complicated surgery on Derek's injuries here. But first, someone explain robots to me.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
(sitting up in pain)
ROBOTS ARE BAD! DON'T TRUST ROBOTS! ROBOTS LIE!

DEAN WINTERS
Okie doke. Let's get Derek sedated.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN freaks the hell out while SUMMER GLAU tries to give him a shot. Instead, DEAN gives BRIAN the shot, but is creeped out by SUMMER.

INT. POST APOCALYPTIC RESISTANCE FIGHTER BUNKER, 2027

There is a FLASHFORWARD to BRIAN'S experience in the FUTURE with the KILLER ROBOTS. He is sitting next to what I guess is the SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLE version of KYLE REESE, JONATHAN JACKSON.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
Banter about old wives tales and remedies.

KYLE REESE
Yeah, well, I saved John Connor a bunch of times.

ANDY GOODE with a BEARD sits down next to the two Reese brothers. No one notices this is ANDY GOODE with a BEARD until LATER, though. The BEARD is THAT DECEPTIVE. And anyway, they call him Billy.

ANDY GOODE (WITH A BEARD)
We've all heard about how awesome you are, Kyle.

The tunnels of the SECRET BUNKER start rumbling. Light bulbs shatter. This is SCARY. Kyle is looking at a polaroid of LENA HEADEY.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
Do you have any idea how creepy it is that you carry around a photo of John Connor's mother?

KYLE REESE
Shut up, she's my good luck charm.

The Reese boys, ANDY GOODE, and some other dude that IMDB says is JONATHAN SADOWSKI go out on PATROL.

EXT. POST APOCALYPTIC LOS ANGELES - NIGHT 2027

The guys PATROL. The landscape looks a lot like the futuristic landscapes in Terminator, only prettier, because CGI is better now than it was in 1984.

ANDY GOODE WITH A BEARD
I hear John Connor is looking for a Skynet secret weapon.

JONATHAN SADOWKSI (SAYLES)
Why would Skynet need a secret weapon like a time machine or something, that's silly.

A bunch of TERMINATORS creep by, dragging what look like JET ENGINES. Kyle runs out towards them and then EVERYTHING EXPLODES LOUDLY. A TERMINATOR captures BRIAN.

INT. CONNOR HOUSE - PRESENT DAY

DEAN is finishing his operation on BRIAN. LENA is assisting.

DEAN WINTERS
Look, I know it's weird that even though I lived in Nebraska, I moved to Los Angeles. And by "weird," I mean, "convenient to the plot." But I had to stay here in case you came back from wherever it is you went when you blew yourself up.

LENA HEADEY
Robots are complicated.

DEAN WINTERS
Then explain about robots off-screen while we flash forward to other stuff.

In the adjacent room, THOMAS DEKKER is pacing and acting ANGSTY.

SUMMER GLAU
What is your deal?

THOMAS DEKKER
You have no idea who Derek Reese really is! Shut up! I'm conflicted!

INT. PRISONER TRANSPORT VAN - 2027

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN wakes up, chained to the floor of a military-style transport truck. He calls out for Kyle but Kyle is not with him. Kyle escaped the explosions and robots, apparently. There is a stranger passed out next to BRIAN.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
Hey, dude. Wake up. I want some of the water in your canteen.

The guy wakes up, and OH SHIT ITS A TERMINATOR. But all he does is punch out BRIAN.

INT. CONNOR HOUSE - PRESENT DAY

For some reason the T-888 from the last episode, the one that shot BRIAN, is in their house. They took the time to bring it back to the house with them. Lucky for them, because they have to explain this robot stuff to DEAN.

DEAN WINTERS
Okay. So, robots.

LENA HEADEY
Told ya.

SUMMER GLAU
Please excuse me while I go melt down the body of this robot, out in the garage. I'll be using Thermite.

SUMMER and LENA leave the room while THOMAS brings DEAN a beer.

THOMAS DEKKER
So, are you mad at me for beating the crap out of you earlier?

DEAN WINTERS
Now that I know you're all crazy, no. But I wish you had told me about robots earlier.

INT. ABANDONED HOUSE BEING USED AS A PRISON, 2027

A TERMINATOR uses a BAR CODE SCANNER to burn a WORK CAMP STYLE TATTOO on to BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN'S arm. It looks very painful. BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN, Sayles, and ANDY GOODE WITH A BEARD are all chained up on the floor, along with other random Resistance Fighters, one of whom is THAT ONE GUY, who IMDB says is EDOARDO BALLERINI. Every once in a while a Skynet hovercraft shines a really bright SPOTLIGHT into the skylight of the house.

SAYLES
John Connor is full of shit, isn't he?

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
No, John Connor gives us missions for a reason. By the way, I hear music.

EDOARDO BALLERINI
Yeah, that's coming from the basement, where they're currently torturing your friend, Andy Goode.

INT. CONNOR HOUSE - PRESENT DAY

SUMMER and LENA are in the kitchen, standing over a sedated BRIAN.

LENA HEADEY
So, did you screw over Derek in the future? Is this why he hates you, specifically? I mean, it seems like a pretty pointed hatred, not just robot bigotry in general.

SUMMER GLAU
I have no idea. They scrub our memories.

BRIAN starts gagging and throwing up BLOOD. Then we got to COMMERCIAL BREAK.

DEAN WINTERS
Well, once again, I did a complicated medical procedure on the kitchen table during the break. But Derek will need a blood transfusion to survive.

SUMMER GLAU
For some reason I know that Sarah is O negative, the universally accepted blood type. This means she should be donating monthly to the Red Cross.

DEAN WINTERS
That's awesome and everything, but Derek Reese needs his specific blood type, which is AB negative. This is extremely rare.

THOMAS DEKKER
Against all logic, I have AB negative blood. I don't actually think that's genetically possible seeing as my mom would have to have both a dominant and recessive O type, but what do I know, I can't even drive a manual transmission yet.

INT. ABANDONED HOUSE BEING USED AS A PRISON, 2027

A TERMINATOR drags ANDY GOODE WITH A BEARD back in to the room. Then the big SPOTLIGHT flies overhead again. BRIAN notices that the hovercraft is carrying another piece of mysterious jet engine thing.

INT. CONNOR HOUSE

THOMAS DEKKER
Does Derek look like Kyle?

LENA HEADEY
A little bit. Except not at all. But really, Michael Biehn is way cute.

THOMAS DEKKER
Then we should totally tell Derek that he's my uncle.

LENA HEADEY
If he was supposed to know, future you would have told him already.

THOMAS DEKKER
Maybe future me is a dickhead, mom. Have you ever thought of that?

LENA HEADEY
I can imagine it, yes.

INT. ABANDONED HOUSE BEING USED AS A PRISON, 2027

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN is trying to burrow his restraints out of the floorboards.

ANDY GOODE
I should probably take this opportunity to tell you that I created Skynet from a Terrifying Chess Playing Computer.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
That sounds like crazy talk.

ANDY GOODE
No, seriously. My computer became an angry pissed off teenager and I couldn't figure out how to make it stop wearing all black and scribbling Elliot Smith lyrics on its arm.

A TERMINATOR drags BRIAN off to the BASEMENT where the PIANO MUSIC is playing, apparently as some sort of TORTURE DEVICE. "Oh no! Anything but Chopin!", no one says.

INT. CONNOR HOUSE

In the garage, SUMMER is removing the T-888's skin and preparing it for cremation. It's kind of gooey and gross.

In the kitchen, THOMAS is doing the blood transfusion to BRIAN on his own.

In the living room, DEAN and LENA are watching.

DEAN WINTERS
Surprisingly, I am able to put things together fairly well. Reese. Rare blood types. Et cetera.

LENA HEADEY
That's not John's dad.

DEAN WINTERS
Fine, but you could have told me about the robots earlier.

LENA HEADEY
Yeah, because that would have went over so well.

BRIAN wakes up SCREAMING for Kyle. LENA and DEAN try to restrain BRIAN and it totally sounds like he says "FUCK YOU" during his struggles.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
Where did you send Kyle?!

THOMAS DEKKER makes a FROWNY FACE.

INT. ABANDONED HOUSE BEING USED AS A PRISON, 2027 - NIGHT

BRIAN is brought back up from the basement and is re-chained to the floor. Also: All the terminators working the house here have damage to them, so they end up looking like the emo versions of killer robots. BRIAN sits up as another SPOTLIGHT passes overhead.

CUT TO: ABANDONED HOUSE BEING USED AS A PRISON, 2027 - DAY

The prisoners are still chained up, but the TERMINATORS have left, and have given them an AXE to cut themselves free with.

EXT. ABANDONED HOUSE, 2027 - DAY

They all have freed themselves and are running back to the SECRET BUNKER. The SECRET BUNKER has been set on fire.

INT. CONNOR HOUSE

DEAN WINTERS
So, now I get it. Kyle is John's father. Isn't it amazing how I can figure all this out? I'm really being surprising here. Not like a jackass at all.

INT. SECRET BUNKER, 2027

BRIAN and the other escapees are surveying the damage. BRIAN finds Kyle's footlocker, and the only thing in it is the burned picture of Sarah from the original Terminator. If the picture is in the footlocker, and Kyle is already gone, then how does Kyle also have it in 1984, I don't know. Just go with it. It's magic or something.

ANDRE ROYO walks in with some other soldiers. Holy crap, it's BUBBLES.

ANDRE ROYO
Rest easy, John Connor and Kyle Reese are still alive. But while you guys were imprisoned they found the secret weapon thing, and attacked it. But not before disappearing Kyle.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
This is bullshit. I want to see John Connor right now.

INT. CONNOR HOUSE - GARAGE

SUMMER is pouring THERMITE on the endo-skeleton of the T-888.

DEAN WINTERS
Do you really have to burn this thing?

SUMMER GLAU
We have to destroy all technology that doesn't belong here, or else the apocalpyse might arrive sooner rather than later. Of course, I'm here, and we're not burning me, but, uh, magic.

DEAN WINTERS
You scare the hell out of me, robot.

SUMMER GLAU
I'm a cybernetic organism.

DEAN WINTERS
Whatever. You're scary. You're a scary robot. Don't burn up this other robot.

SUMMER GLAU
This other robot is scary, too.

DEAN WINTERS
However scary this robot was, you're like ten times scarier.

SUMMER stops this conversation by setting the T-888 ON FIRE.

INT. JOHN CONNOR'S SUPER SECRET BUNKER, 2027

BRIAN is being guided down the hallway by a BIG TALL SOLDIER.

BIG TALL SOLDIER
We're not going to tell you what happened to your brother.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
Harsh, dude. I'm going to go find John Connor myself.

SUMMER walks around the corner in a blue jumpsuit. It's not very fashionable.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
ROBOT! AUGH!

BRIAN pulls a gun on SUMMER, and the BIG TALL SOLDIER pushes him aside.

BIG TALL SOLDIER
She's with us!

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
Robots are on our side now? I don't understand! I'm angry about this! Where is my brother!

LATER, a TERMINATOR stalks down the hallways of the SECRET BUNKER, killing everyone in sight with a GIANT MACHINE GUN. BRIAN tries to shoot at it with a TINY PISTOL. Then SUMMER walks up behind the CRAZY TERMINATOR and BLOWS HIM UP.

SUMMER GLAU
Sometimes they go bad.

INT. CONNOR HOUSE - GARAGE

LENA HEADEY
What did you say to Dean Winters to freak him out?

SUMMER GLAU
Uh...

LENA HEADEY
Don't try killing Dean, okay? That would piss me off.

SUMMER GLAU
Well, your threats are kind of scary, so I won't cross you.

LENA HEADEY
Also, you have to destroy all of this other robot, missy. Every little bit!

SUMMER GLAU
I will! I promise!

SUMMER palms the SPARKPLUG-MEMORY-CHIP from the previous episode. Apparently she is a LYING LIAR WHO LIES, just as BRIAN said she was.

EXT. CONNOR HOUSE

DEAN WINTERS
So, don't let Derek get into any more bitch fights with robots for a while.

LENA HEADEY
Okay, thanks. Leave now.

DEAN WINTERS
Hey, it doesn't hurt to flirt before I leave.

LENA HEADEY
Look, I have robots to kill. Are you going to leave, or what?

DEAN WINTERS
Fine. But before I leave, here is the business card that Cromartie/Garret gave to me earlier when I promised my wife I wouldn't hang out with you guys anymore.

LENA HEADEY
Cool. I'm going to go clean my guns now.

INT. JOHN CONNOR SUPER SECRET BUNKER, 2027

SUMMER leads BRIAN to the SUPER SECRET TIME MACHINE. As he is goggling at it, THOMAS DEKKER walks in behind him. There is a dissolve to the Connor kitchen, as present-day THOMAS reassures BRIAN that everything is going to be okay. Then we dissolve back to post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. BRIAN, along with EDOARDO BALLERINI, Sayles, and ANDRE ROYO are all preparing to jump back in time 20 years.

SAYLES
I think it's crap that John expects us to time travel without giving us an explanation about your brother.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN
If we go back in time, we can stop Skynet!

EDOARDO BALLERINI
I don't understand how we're going to do that.

The four guys TIME TRAVEL and show up NAKED in PRESENT DAY LOS ANGELES, except, it's probably A FEW MONTHS AGO. They're all FREAKED OUT by a NON-BLOWDS UP L.A.

INT. CONNOR HOUSE - PRESENT DAY

THOMAS is in the kitchen with BRIAN. LENA enters the kitchen to COCKBLOCK THOMAS from telling BRIAN that he's his uncle.

THOMAS DEKKER
Kyle Reese came back in time to save me. He got killed, though. But he was a hero.

LENA HEADEY (V.O.)
Kyle told me that machines are going to kill us all. He was really charming.

FLASHBACK DURING VOICE OVER: BRIAN actually was the one to kill ANDY GOODE. He shot him the head at the CHESS TOURNAMENT. So, BRIAN is also a LYING LIAR WHO LIES.

FADE OUT.

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