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"Primeval" Episode #1.3 (TV Episode 2007) Poster

(TV Series)

(2007)

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Connor Temple: You know it wasn't until you got bitten that I felt that one of us could actually die from doing this. It really upset me.

Stephen Hart: You must have gone through hell.

Connor Temple: Yep... It did make me think about what's important though; you know, sorts out your priorities a bit. If you get killed, can I have your iPod?

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Connor Temple: So! How's Alison?

Stephen Hart: Jet-lagged.

Connor Temple: [watching Abby pointedly] You see, it's funny 'cos you always give the impression like you were single.

Stephen Hart: I didn't think I was giving any impression whatsoever.

Connor Temple: You'd be surprised.

Stephen Hart: Connor, I'm flattered, but you're really not my type.

[rolls into swimming pool]

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Connor Temple: Is that perfume?

Abby Maitland: I can do the girl thing, you know.

Connor Temple: Ooooh!

Stephen Hart: You look really good.

Abby Maitland: Thanks.

Stephen Hart: It was good of you both to come; you shouldn't have bothered.

Connor Temple: Don't flatter yourself. Some of us just like hanging out with nurses.

Abby Maitland: Come on. I'll give you a lift home.

Stephen Hart: Oh, there's no need; my girlfriend's picking me up.

Connor Temple: Girlfriend?

Stephen Hart: Alison. She's been in the rainforest for two years researching infectious diseases.

Connor Temple: Let's hope she's not one of those girls who brings her work home with her.

Abby Maitland: Hmm. You must have missed her.

Stephen Hart: Yeah... I'd better go. Goodbye.

[Exits]

Connor Temple: Two years! How much sex are they going to have over the next few days?

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Detective Inspector: Pretty obvious she killed her boyfriend but we don't know what she did with the body. Just keeps babbling on about monsters and sea serpents.

Professor Nick Cutter: Would you like me to talk to her?

Detective Inspector: What about? Monsters? I'm conducting a serious murder investigation here...

Professor Nick Cutter: It wasn't a murder. Anthony Barton was killed by an ancient marine predator which then returned to its home millions of years in the past.

Detective Inspector: Who are you people?

Claudia Brown: I'm sorry; thanks for your time, Inspector. Cutter! Wait...

Professor Nick Cutter: The girl's innocent.

Claudia Brown: I know.

Professor Nick Cutter: We can't let her go to jail for something she didn't do.

Claudia Brown: Leave that with me; I'll do what I can for her.

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Claudia Brown: The police have charged Diane Johnson.

James Lester: I know.

Claudia Brown: We have to intervene!

James Lester: We're not going to do that.

Claudia Brown: Why not?

James Lester: Because I won't allow this story to become public property. At least in prison the newspapers can't get hold of her.

Claudia Brown: So you're just going to let them lock up an innocent and traumatized girl!

James Lester: Of course it's undesirable, but it would be far worse to release her to cause panic and disorder. I'll see that the charges are dropped when the immediate crisis is under control.

Claudia Brown: But that could take months!

James Lester: And would you rather tell the police that an ancient sea monster is cruising our swimming pools consuming life-guards? I know the injustice stinks, but, um, the correct decisions are often painful. That's the burden of government.

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Claudia Brown: We haven't clarified the exact picture yet, but it looks like a plumber was attacked in some womans cellar.

James Lester: I'm not surprised. Have you seen how much these people charge?

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Connor Temple: So, eight years, she's been living in the past. My God! How are we going to explain Celebrity Love Island to her?

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Helen Cutter: I offer you the key to time. The key to time, Nick. And you turn your back on it. Call yourself a scientist?

Professor Nick Cutter: Call myself a human being.

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James Lester: Who's that idiot?

Professor Nick Cutter: Connor Temple. He looks like a half-wit, but he has a very good brain.

James Lester: We may stand on the brink of Armageddon, but at least we have an irritating student on our side. How reassuring.

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James Lester: The previous anomaly proved to be temporary. As you've just heard this one shows no sign of weakening.

Professor Nick Cutter: The anomalies may be intermittent. And they fade from time to time but they never completely disappear.

James Lester: If that were true, creatures would have come through it before.

Professor Nick Cutter: Maybe they have. Ancient civilizations spoke of monsters and dragons. Perhaps they weren't as naive as we assumed. The anomalies are conclusive proof that the past exists. In a fourth dimension as real and solid as those we already know. Our job is to predict and contain them.

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Professor Nick Cutter: What you should be asking yourself is how the remains of a boy who was attacked in the swimming pool ended up 20 miles away in a reservoir.

James Lester: Maybe there never was an anomaly. Maybe the girl murdered her boyfriend in the swimming pool and dumped his body in the reservoir.

Professor Nick Cutter: Very likely, provided you also believe she swallowed him whole and then drove 20 miles down the motorway to regurgitate his remains.

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Claudia Brown: Do you know what I miss? Those soul-crushingly dull civil service meetings, that made suicide look like an exciting career option. I used to sit there praying something would happen in my life.

Professor Nick Cutter: Careful what you wish for.

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Connor Temple: See, why does Stephen get all the fun stuff to do while we get stuck collecting water samples?

Abby Maitland: He looks better in a wet suit.

Connor Temple: That's debatable. I could do the action stuff as well, you know? I'm not just a massive intellect.

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Professor Nick Cutter: The anomalies are times equivalent of an earthquake. Strong enough to rip apart the boundaries between dimensions.

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Professor Nick Cutter: Why didn't you come back?

Helen Cutter: What are you really upset about Nick? That I stayed away, or that I didn't tell you what I was doing?

Professor Nick Cutter: I'm not upset Helen. I just don't know who you are anymore.

Helen Cutter: Do you want to know why I didn't come back? Because I knew your conscience would make you throw all this out there for everyone to trample over and I wasn't ready to share it then.

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Connor Temple: In theory, a creature could make its way along the sewage system all the way to the river. And once it's there, it could go anywhere.

Stephen Hart: And?

Connor Temple: Well, good news is the size of the drains rules out anything bigger than a small mosasaur.

Abby Maitland: Well, how small?

Connor Temple: Not small enough.

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Helen Cutter: I'll answer all your questions, Nick. All you have to do is come with me. There are more anomalies than you can possibly imagine. I know how to find them

Professor Nick Cutter: I asked you a question. Why do you want me now, after so long?

Helen Cutter: I'm human. I want company. I want to share this... incredible gift, but only with you. Nick, I have seen such wonders. Things you wouldn't believe...

Professor Nick Cutter: You're asking me to abandon my life. Leave behind everything I know. People are dying back home, and you want me to just run away with you?

Helen Cutter: Animals die, Nick. Species die.

[Nick scoffs]

Helen Cutter: You know I'm right. One day humanity will disappear just like the dinosaurs, and nature doesn't care; something else will take our place.

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