Escape from hospital
T2 omitted scene
The Terminator drives his Harley Davidson into the elevator and then shoots it. The explosion causes the T-1000 more time to reform back in his default form. This gives John, Sarah and the Terminator more time to escape.
Van Ling (Creative Supervisor), in T2, the Book of the Film, An Illustrated Screenplay:
Terminator's stalling tactic of driving the motorcycle into T-1000 in the elevator and blowing it up was deemed an ennecessary and expensive piece of action and was thus never filmed. The action of Terminator crashing its Harley into the hospital elevator and blowing it up with a road flare -as roughed in by Steve Burg and John Bruno- was an extra beat of mayhem that was easily omitted; likewise, the companion shot of T-1000 running out of the burning elevator and morphing back to cop from chrome man was too similar to the earlier shot of it walking out of the fire in the canal and was simplified.
Terminator 2 script, Revised final shooting script:
76 In the elevator, the T-1000 has bashed a hole in the ceiling big enough to... Pour itself through. A massive blob of mercury extrudes from the opening. The mass drops through the hole, down out of frame, then comes back up into frame as Officer X. It seems to need just a second to get its mental act together after doing this king of taffy-pull with itself. It opens its eyes and sees -- 77 TERMINATOR, the shot gun held in his teeth, astride the roaring Harley twenty feet away. Terminator twists the throttle and pops the clutch. The back tire screams on the concrete. The front wheel lifts off the ground and the heavy bike launches in a thundering wheelie. Terminator gets off just before the bike hurtles into the elevator. The Harley slams the T-1000 square and smashes it right through the back wall of the elevator. Terminator rolls to his feet. Johns strikes the flare on the concrete. Tosses it. Terminator catches the life flare with one hand. Levels the shotgun with the other. With his last round he blows a big hole in the bike's gas tank. Gas splashes everywhere, covering the struggling T-1000. Terminator tosses the flare. KA-VOOOM! The explosion knocks Terminator backward off his feet, enveloping him in the fireball. He gets up, smoking, and runs after John and Sarah toward the exit ramp.
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