Primeval S05E03 (ITV)

Old Primeval cast, via Wikipedia

Primeval is a British science fiction drama television program produced by Impossible Pictures for ITV. The first episode was broadcast on 10th February 2007, and was renewed for a second series by ITV, which started on 12th January 2008.

The series follows a team of scientists who investigate anomalies in time and deal with the creatures that travel through. The team of five is led by Professor Nick Cutter, a palaeontologist determined to find his wife, who disappeared while investigating an anomaly in the Forest of Dean eight years previously.

From the Wikipedia entry on Primeval.

As much as the premise sounds ridiculous, the series is actually quite good. Things really get interesting when the predator from the future arrives in our timeline and wreaks havoc. The actors are good in Primeval and they have good chemistry, something that is completely absent from Torchwood. To confound matters even further, Dr. Cutter changed something by traveling into the past. Claudia Brown is missing and no one knows of her. He might have just stepped into an alternate worldline. However, clues are shown that there might be other time traveling agents involved. This show is really getting good.

Most definitely, Primeval is way better that the current season of Torchwood. Primeval is better than the first season of Torchwood. There are better action scenes, the script is better and it’s just plain more entertaining. The team is interesting and although Connor, Cutter and Stephen’s love life is a part of the show, it’s part of the fun. Connor is just the über geek.

I was pretty happy to learn that Primeval would be coming back in 2011. Cutter is still dead, as is Helen, and Danny has gone missing again, but Abby an Connor make it back. Immediately, some of the characters hint toward some kind of conspiracy. The whole PPP conspiracy with Burton is getting repetitive. Each episode, there’s some new secret that he’s working on with Connor, who can’t say anything to the rest of the team. In this episode, there is a large burrowing insect that comes from the future. Matt unusually knows a lot about it, but won’t say why.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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In London in 1868, there is a creature incursion. Emily is talking about her husband. She mentioned something about beasts attacking people. He believes that she’s a lunatic. He later had her committed at Bedlam.

Matt tells Abby that they need to find out what Connor is doing. He wants her to break into Connor’s lab. His assistant tells him to stay and continue working on his project while the rest of the team goes to a call. They find the anomaly in a museum. Something’s escaped from it. It goes for Becker, who’s told by Matt and Abby to run for the anomaly, to lure it back through. They manage to do so and the dinosaur is back inside. They’ve sent a raptor back through to the 1800s. Matt wants to go through the anomaly. He tells Abby to do what they discussed about before. She still doesn’t want to do it.

While he chases it down, he runs into Emily, who’s posing as a masked avenger. She’s Spring-Heeled Jack.

Henry is making arrangements to have Emily committed already. He wants Emily locked away. He had Emily followed. He comes across Emily and Matt. Matt tells her what Henry is planning on doing with her. Henry has backup. The guy from Bedlam is there and knocks Matt out. They take Emily away.

Connor is testing some kind of a device. I believe it’s supposed to harness or create anomalies. Abby manages to download the data from Connor’s computer.

On their way to Bedlam, the raptor jumps on their cab. He disables the driver and the man from the hospital. Henry is knocked out when the cab crashes. The raptor gets away and Matt arrives. They create mass hysteria because they think that Emily is Spring-Heeled Jack.

They manage to knock it out and Matt goes back through the anomaly. Henry has a gun on Emily. He shoots Emily as she steps through the anomaly. Henry comes through and he puts a gun on Matt. Henry is killed by the raptor.

Connor catches Abby near his lab. He believes that Philip can do no wrong. Abby gives Matt the data. Connor created the first anomaly and destroyed the world.

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