Re: What if the Terminator encountered zombie John Connor?
He lets Zombie John Connor live.
Zombies present no threat to Skynet - they are far more interested in the pursuit of brains than toppling the oppressive boot heel of their mechanical overlords and returning the earth to its rightful human owners - but an incredible threat to the remaining human population. Letting him infect and accelerate the destruction of mankind would be in the machine's best interest.
"What's your name?"
"F*** you! That's my name. You know why mister? 'Cause you drove a Hyundai to get here tonight. I drove an eighty thousand dollar BMW. That's my name."