The Terminator 2 Sarah's dream deleted scene
Van Ling (Creative Supervisor), in T2, the Book of the Film, An Illustrated Screenplay:
Sarah's first nuclear nightmare was first pared down during production by the elimination of Terminator from the dream due to both scheduling conflicts and to a desire to simplify the amount of puppet work in the dream imagery. The portions involving Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese were filmed but subsequently cut due to time considerations, for although the Reese sequence provides resonance with the first film, reinforces the crucial line (paraphrased from the first film) "The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves," and personifies Sarah's own guilt over her inability to protect John in her current condition, it was ultimately deemed unnecessary to the main message of the nightmare, namely, Sarah's persistent vision of the imminent nuclear war. In fact this essential point of the dream was originally repeated three times -- twice visually in Sarah's nightmares and once verbally in her description of it to Silberman on videotape in the following scene. In the end, the whole first nightmare was excised due to time and to the fact that Sarah describes it so vividly in the next scene, making the dream itself unnecessary. In the 5/10/90 draft version of the nightmare, Silberman and attendants turn out to be terminators themselves, which is revealed as Sarah struggles with them and claws at their faces, tearing them open and exposing metal endoskeletons under their flesh.