Primeval Logo Episode 2.7

by Adrian Hodges
Primeval Cast

Captured by Leek and his soldiers, Nick, Connor, Abby and Jenny are taken to an abandoned Ministry of Defence warehouse. While Nick and Jenny are imprisoned in a cell together, Connor and Abby find themselves sharing a room with Caroline, also a prisoner now that her usefulness to Leek has ended. Gloating over Connor’s disappointment at Caroline’s betrayal, Leek is amused to see Abby and Caroline work out their anger in a fight. Back at the Anomaly Research Centre, James Lester is furious that none of Nick’s team is responding to his calls; he is concerned that Leek is planning something. Meanwhile, a team of Leek’s solders arrive at a seaside holiday resort and release a Silurian Era scorpion, which begins attacking the holidaymakers on the beach; learning of the incident, Lester has no choice but to turn to Stephen for help. Jenny, Connor, Abby and Caroline are taken to a large room filled with holding pens; Leek and his soldiers have been busy, having captured dozens of dinosaurs including a Smilodon, a Gorgonopsid, a Mosasaur, an Arthropleura, Raptors – and Rex. Nick meets with Helen, who finally reveals her agenda: she wants to control the anomalies and alter history for the better, in order to create a new and improved future; the fact that Jenny was once Claudia Brown proves that this can be achieved. Nick is appalled, as an evolutionary zoologist he believes in natural selection, and his anger increases when he discovers that Helen and Leek have been using technology from the future to control the future predators. Leek contacts Lester and informs him that he has placed another dozen dinosaurs in similar locations – unless Lester calls off the search for him, Leek will release all the creatures, causing a killing spree. Arriving at the now-deserted beach, Stephen draws out the scorpion by beating a metal pipe against a wall; when the creature bursts out of the sand to attack, Stephen impales it with a harpoon gun, tethering it to the pier so that Lester’s team can retrieve it. Helen takes Nick to Leek, who explains his plan is to use his army of captive, controlled dinosaurs to become very, very powerful; after informing Nick that he knew the Anomaly Detector was rigged, Leek shows the professor a monitor screen showing Jenny, Connor, Abby and Caroline have inside a large storeroom – along with a ferocious sabretooth tiger. When Leek refuses to listen to his and Helen’s protests Nick pours a glass of water over the system’s controls, causing them to explode; shrugging off the damage, Leek connects his laptop to the computer – which immediately uploads a second virus that Nick and Connor had secretly put into the Anomaly Detector’s systems. As the virus shuts down Leek’s control system, all hell breaks loose: the storeroom door opens, allowing Jenny, Connor, Abby and Caroline to escape, and the security system surrounding the pens drops, releasing the vicious dinosaurs within… Back at the A.R.C., Lester finds that the virus has transmitted Leek’s location to the Anomaly Detector; he immediately orders a team to the site. Helen overpowers Leek and makes a run for it; Nick tries to shoot her, but is stopped by the arrival of a soldier. Having dealt with his attacker, Nick sets off to find Helen, avoiding the many rogue dinosaurs roaming the building. Meanwhile, the future predators have also been released, and are no longer under Leek’s command; as Nick makes his way through the complex, he is unaware that one of the predators is stalking him…

Douglas Henshall (Doctor Nick Cutter), James Murray (Stephen Hart), Andrew-Lee Potts (Connor Temple), Hannah Spearritt (Abby Maitland), Lucy Brown (Jenny Lewis), Ben Miller (James Peregrine Lester), Juliet Aubrey (Helen Cutter), Karl Theobald (Oliver Leek), Naomi Bentley (Caroline), Claire Spence (Lorraine Wickes), Robin Priongs (Father on Beach), Elliott James Langridge (Youth on Beach), Tim Faraday (‘The Cleaner’)

Directed by Nick Murphy
Produced by Paul Frift
Executive Producer Tim Haines, Adrian Hodges and Cameron McAllister
An Impossible Pictures production for ITV / ProSeiben

23rd February 2008 @ 6:30 pm

*Featuring Doctor Nick Cutter, Stephen Hart, Abby Maitland, Connor Temple, Jenny Lewis, James Lester, Oliver Leek and Helen Cutter