One of the omitted scenes is the original and more optimistic ending to the film, which involved a 64-year old Sarah musing about the war which never happened as a result of their actions at the steel mill. Linda Hamilton endured a six-hour makeup job, sculpted by Stan Winston, for the scene, and Michael Edwards returned to play a non-scarred adult John Conner playing with his granddaughter in a sunny Washington, D.C. park. Although the Future Coda ending was completed, it was ultimately cut from the film for a variety of reasons.
These are several of the unused makeup prosthetics made for the production to be used on Linda Hamilton in this scene. Included in the lot are: