Arrival 2nd soldier
T1 omitted scene
Instead of one there were two soldiers sent back to protect Sarah Connor. With the arrvial the second soldier, called Sumner, dies because he was materialized in the same space occupied by the fire escape structure. In the script the soldier dies before he can talk to Reese, but in the original treatment the other soldier tells Reese to go without him and then he Reese helps him out of his suffering.
Scripted, but not filmed.
The Terminator treatment, July, 1982:
Treatment part 1 - the arrival
KYLE REESE is wracked by spasms, shivering and panting from physiological trauma. The rain drenches him as he staggers to his feet and looks around. He runs unsteadily to a nearby fire escape. On the first landing he crouches beside another naked man who appears entangled in the ironwork. A closer look reveals that the man has been pierced through the abdomen by the horizontal slats and through the shoulder. He was materialized in the same space occupied by the fire escape structure. He grimaces in agony. "Reese, you OK?" the wounded man gasps. "OK" "I'm out of it." "You know what I have to do," Reese says grimly. "Don't waste time on me, just find her." The man sags into unconsciousness and doesn't struggle when Reese presses the palm of his hand firmly over his mouth, pinching the nostrils closed, and waits. When it is over, Reese descends to the alley floor and crosses to the stuporous drunk.
Treatment part 2 - Reese talks to Silberman
Reese is left alone in the interrogation room with DR. PETER SILBERMAN, a criminal psychologist looking somewhat crusty-eyed and put-upon at 3:00 AM. Silberman convinces Kyle to answer some questions on the basis that, with Kyle incarcerated, it may improve Sarah's chances for survival... since that is his purported mission. In the ensuing conversation Reese explains more about why Sarah is in jeopardy. In the future, in 2026, the tide of battle has turned against the electronic genocide, in favor of the human resistance fighters. As a desperate, last ditch maneuver the computer has used a prototype of a time-displacement field generator to send one of its infiltration units into the past to kill his enemy before he is even conceived, by killing his mother. Connor's forces captured the time field laboratory too late to stop the Terminator but, by tracing the coordinates used, were able to deduce the plan and send back two men to intercept the assassin. At this point the experimental equipment was destroyed to prevent recapture. There will be no further help, interference or contact from the future. Silberman is fascinated.
The Terminator script, Fourth Draft, April 20, 1983:
Script part 1 - the arrival
7 EXT. FIRE ESCAPE - NIGHT 7 CAMERA MOVES WITH REESE as he leaps to the fire escape and clambers up to the first landing to crouch beside another NAKED MAN who appears to be entangled in the ironwork. The man is contorted with pain as his screams die to a shivering gasp. CLOSER ANGLE reveals that he has been skewered through the abdomen by the horizontal iron slats and through the shoulder by a railing. He has materialized in the same space occupied by the fire escape structure. The figure slumps, motionless. Reese quickly checks for signs of life. The man is dead. Reese descend to the alley floor and crosses to the drunk huddled in the doorway. A pair of flamboyantly dressed women, obviously working girls, passes by the alley mouth. They do a double take when they see Reese, but walk on without breaking stride, completely jaded. He's certainly not a potential customer. Reese crouches down as if to speak to the drunk. DERELICT Say, buddy...did you see a real bright light? CUT TO:
Script part 2 - Reese talks to Silberman
157 INT. INTERROGATION ROOM REESE ...it had no choice. The defensive grid was smashed. We'd taken the mainframes... We'd won. Taking out Connor then would make no difference. Skynet had to wipe out his entire exist- ence. We captured the lab complex. Found the...what- ever it was called...the time-displacement equipment. The Terminator had already gone through. They sent two of us to intercept, then zeroed the whole place. Sumner didn't make it. SILBERMAN Then how are you supposed to get back? REESE Can't. Nobody goes home. Nobody else comes through. It's just him and me. CUT TO:
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