Harlan Ellison, famed science-fiction author and writer of the television series The Outer Limits , accused James Cameron of stealing ideas and material from Ellison's stories I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream , The Demon With a Glass Hand , and Soldier (the latter of which were episodes from The Outer Limits ). Cameron insists to this day that the concept of The Terminator was his idea and his alone, though he admits that The Outer Limits was an influence while writing. To avert a lawsuit, production companies Hemdale and Orion settled the issue outside of court, and a new titlecard was inserted into the credits of The Terminator : "Acknowledgment to the works of Harlan Ellison."   This acknowledgement was also featured in the fronts of the T2: Infiltrator , T2: Rising Storm and T2: The Future War novels.
Battling numerous machines to infiltrate the Skynet compound, the alarm is accidentally triggered when Connor steals important documentation. Whilst Barnes sets up the explosives, Connor, Angie and Blair hold off T-600s and T-7-S With the explosives successfully going off, they run in to the elevator to escape. However, with the control panel located outside, Angie sacrifices herself so that John Connor and the others can return to the surface. John is troubled with guilt, but Blair explains he had helped Angie to fight, and she believed he could help the humans win.