Terra Nova: Season 1, Episode 3

Instinct (3 Oct. 2011)

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When Terra Nova comes under attack from a legion of Pterosaurs, Jim and Taylor must find a way to save the colony before it's completely overtaken. Elisabeth discovers a former flame is also living in Terra Nova and may have been responsible for her recruitment. Syke tries to make Josh feel at home and Reynolds get protective of Maddy. Written by Fox Publicity

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Elisabeth Shannon: So what's this? Some kind of wine?
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Big Surprise After the Pilot
3 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first regular episode, instinct, was so much better than the pilot that I can barely explain it. Was it a different writer? With the title "Instinct", and with the soap opera buildup they seemed to be pushing, I was expecting it to be a show about adultery or some other base human failing.

It turns out that it was the same writers. How did this happen? I suppose it could be that they were so anxious to set the show up in a certain way they let go of all rationality. They wanted a father who had been in prison and escaped and an angry son that didn't respect laws and customs. They didn't stop to think that they had forced these developments so hard they would undermine the shows credibility. Now that the scenario is set up, they are doing great things with it.

OK, I'll give this show a chance. I almost can't believe they could match what they did this evening. It was just too impressive.


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