Reese pulls to the side of the road. He and Sarah grab a first-aid kit and a flashlight from the trunk and push the car off the road.
Reese and Sarah take shelter under an overpass and huddle together for warmth. Sarah asks Reese his first name. He says it's Kyle.
Sarah dresses Reese's gunshot wound. To keep her mind occupied, Reese tells her about John.
Reese reveals that he volunteered for the mission to meet the legendary Sarah Connor, who taught her son how to fight and organize.
Sarah gets upset: she isn't that person, and she doesn't want the "honor."
Reese gives Sarah a message from her son and compliments her field dressing. She admits it's her first time doing it.
Sarah asks Reese to tell her about his world as she falls asleep.
Reese's story takes us to a flashback. Or is that a flashforward? Because it's his past, but it's also our future, so…?
Anyway, we see Reese and his squad returning to a resistance base. Children and the sick live in squalor, draped in ragged clothing, with dirty faces. TV sets are used as fireplaces, and one kid even kills a rat for dinner.
Reese takes a rest and looks tiredly at a picture of Sarah.
The dogs start barking like mad as a Terminator breaks in and starts killing everyone.
Reese and other resistance members fight back.
Reese is knocked down by an explosion. Weak, he lies on the floor, watching on as the picture of Sarah burns in the flames.