T2 deleted scene
John and the Terminator talk about fear and the mission.
Van Ling (Creative Supervisor), in T2, the Book of the Film, An Illustrated Screenplay:
The majorty of the dialogue in this scene, specifically the discussion about being afraid and staying functional, was omitted as unnecessary to the flow of the plot; John's first line is heard over Terminator's uncovering and hefting of the minigun. Terminator grins for the first time in this scene as he holds the minigun and looks at John; even thought the "smile" scene at the roadside stand was omitted, this moment plays as a big laugh and feels appropriate, as if a big weapon is exactly what a terminator would smile about.
This scene is re-inserted back into the special edition version of T2.
Terminator 2 script, revised final shooting script:
A106 INT. WEAPONS CACHE Terminator returns from carrying out several cases of ammo. John is selecting rifles from a long rack. JOHN See, I grew up in places like this, so I just thought it was how people lived... riding around in helicopters. Learning how to blow shit up. John grabs an AK-47 and racks the bolt with a practiced action. Inspects the receiver for wear. Doesn't like what he sees. Puts is back. His movement are efficient. Professional. Uninterested. JOHN Then, when Mom got busted I got put in a regular school. The other kids were, like, into Nintendo. Terminator has found a Vietnam-era "blooper" M-79 grenade launcher. A very crude but effective weapon. He opens the breech and inspects the bore. JOHN Are you ever afraid? Terminator pauses for a second. The thought never occurred to him. He searches him mind for the answer... TERMINATOR No. Terminator slings the M-79 and starts looking for the grenades. JOHN Not even of dying? TERMINATOR No. JOHN You don't feel any emotion about it one way or the other? TERMINATOR No. I have to stay functional until my mission is complete. Then it doesn't matter. John is idly spinning a Sig Saur 9mm pistol on his finger... backwards and forwards like Bat Masteron. JOHN Yeah. I have to stay functional too. (sing-songy) "I'm too important". Terminator pulls back a canvas tarp, revealing a squat, heavy weapon with six barrels clustered in a blunt cylinder. Chain-ammo is fed from a canister sitting next to it. A G.E. MINI-GUN. The most fearsome anti-personnel weapon of the Vietnam era. Terminator hefts it. Looks at John as if to say "Can I? Please?" JOHN It's definitely you. CUT TO:
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