Primeval (2007–2011)
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Episode #1.4 

Lester begins interrogating Helen Cutter in a high-tech Home Office maximum security wing, but gets nowhere; she demands that Nick be brought to her. Meanwhile Connor achieves his dream and... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Manjeet Mann ...
Mrs. Davis
Amaar Sardharwalla ...
Small Boy
Connor Temple (as Andrew-Lee Potts)


Lester begins interrogating Helen Cutter in a high-tech Home Office maximum security wing, but gets nowhere; she demands that Nick be brought to her. Meanwhile Connor achieves his dream and moves in with Abby, to the amazement of his friends Tom and Duncan, who decide to put a tracker on him and thereby follow the team to a sport stadium where another anomaly has opened in the restaurant kitchens. Tom and Duncan manage to take a dodo home with them before they realize it has a very nasty bite. Written by IPH

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30 August 2008 (USA)  »

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When Abby and Tom are talking over the carcass of the Dodo, Abby tells Tom to 'Take it easy', though the video doesn't match. See more »


Sir James Lester: You told your husband you knew how to find the anomalies.
Helen Cutter: Whatever I said to Nick is between me and him.
Sir James Lester: Prior knowledge of the anomalies location will be priceless. If you can give us that information, it's your absolute duty as a citizen to do so.
Helen Cutter: But as you pointed out I don't even exist. Then how can I be a citizen?
Sir James Lester: I have the power to make your live extremely unpleasant.
Helen Cutter: [to Claudia] How can you bear to work with this man?
Claudia Brown: At the end of the day this is about something very simple. Saving ...
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Connor's friend is infected by a prehistoric parasite
25 April 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the events of the previous episode Helen Cutter is in custody but refuses to answer and questions about the anomalies until her husband is present. When he arrives she tells him that a new anomaly will open soon allowing sabre-toothed cats to enter London. Meanwhile Conner has been kicked out of his flat and has turned up at Abby's hoping to sleep on her couch; his friends, Tom and Duncan, plant a tracking device on him hoping to discover his secret. Helen takes the team to the site of the anomaly but there are no signs of any big cats… just a number apparently harmless dodos. In the confusion Helen runs through the anomaly; she is pursued but her chasers find a place with dozens of anomalies and no way of knowing which she went through. The team shoo the dodos back through but there a couple of problems; one has swallowed the tracker and been caught by Connor's friends and another has died due to a particularly unpleasant parasite. It isn't long before Tom is bitten and infected; the team are looking for him hoping to find him before he can pass it on to anybody else.

This was a solid episode; Helen's story continues nicely and since she has escaped it remains a mystery how she can track the anomalies; hopefully we'll learn more in future episodes. The dodos were rather fun and lull us into thinking they pose no real threat… until we learn they are infected by parasites. The effect of the parasite is fairly scary and thankfully the story avoided a cop-out ending. Connor's friends are probably the series' most irritating characters but having one of them infected at least made that one more interesting. As in previous episodes the special effects are pretty good; especially considering that this was a TV show made almost a decade ago not a Hollywood film. Overall another good episode with a fine mix of mystery, comedy and tragedy.

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