Factual error: The truck that the T-1000 uses to try and run down John in the overspill, is a Freightliner FLA 9664, which uses a diesel engine - it does not use petrol. Diesel is much harder to combust in comparison to petrol/gasoline, and the spark from the battery cables on the spilt diesel would absolutely never ignite under those circumstances. (00:37:55)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Ending / spoiler
Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Patrick, Xander Berkeley, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton
The SWAT team breaks into Cyberdyne, and kills Miles Dyson. He then sets off the charges. T-800, Sarah and John escape by stealing a SWAT vehicle. The T-100 hijacks a police helicopter and chases them. They eventually fight in a steel mill. The T-1000 is frozen and the T-800 shoots him, causing him to shatter. He soon reforms and the group separates. The two Terminators fight. Then the T-1000 turns its attention to Sarah. It threatens her, but then the T-800 comes and saves her. The T-1000 sticks a pole through the T-800, making it shut down. T-1000 then impersonates Sarah to get to John. The real Sarah shoots it 5 times. The T-800 reboots and shoots the T-1000 with a small explosive launcher. The T-1000 explodes and falls into a pool of molten steel, where it melts. The original arm and chip are also destroyed in the pool. The T-800 destroys itself by lowering itself into the boiling liquid steel, despite John’s pleading not to. John and Sarah Connor survive and think about the fight to keep the future safe.
The Terminator: I need your clothes, boots and your motorcycle.
Cigar Biker: You forgot to say please.
Trivia: The insert car driver (towing the bike ridden by Eddie Furlong) was warned at the very beginning of the scene where John rides out of the mall and the T-1000 is chasing him, that Robert Patrick could run exceptionally well. The driver confidently said that Patrick wouldn't catch him. However, on the very first take, Patrick ran right up and tapped Furlong on the shoulder. So if this was real life, the human race would be in trouble.
Question: Why did the T-1000 kill the officer in the beginning and steal his clothes? Later we see the uniform heal so we know he can create clothing.
Answer: While the T-1000 did kill the officer at the beginning (which is pretty much standard behavior for Terminators), it didn't steal the officer's clothes. It merely sampled the officer's appearance as soon as it touched him. However, it did steal the officer's firearm, because the T-1000 could not mimic complex mechanical objects or weapons (it could only mimic stabbing and cutting weapons).
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Answer: He didn't steal his clothes, but copied them. He can only copy things that he physically touches. He had to touch the cop to take on his look. Also since the cop was a witness to this ruthless killing machine, it needed to kill him to protect itself from being discovered too soon. The Terminator is an infiltration unit on an assassination mission to kill John Connor. As advanced as it is, it needs as little attention drawn to it as possible. Having the entire police force chasing him down would not be ideal for his goal to get Connor and would inevitably slow him down and risk allowing Connor a better chance of escape. The T 1000 also is an emotionless machine programmed by other machines that are intent on killing off all humans in the future. It doesn't value human life, and if anything has been programmed to regard them as a pest to be dealt with. The cop was a means to an ends and an obstacle to take out. As well, the cop did also posses a weapon, and was the T-1000's quickest way to get his hands on a gun.