Primeval Logo Episode 3.8

by Cameron MacAllister
Primeval Cast

Tracking the latest anomaly to a race car test track, the A.R.C. team come face-to-face with an eight foot-tall, carnivorous insect known as a Megopteran. After the creature is inadvertently killed by an oncoming race car Danny, Connor, Abby and Sarah lock the anomaly and then return to base; however, they are unaware that a second Megopteran is still at large – the creature kills the two security guards left on site, and then lays its eggs in their bodies… Having experienced Abby’s anger at his mistreatment of Rex, Jack decides to uncover the truth behind his sister’s job by stealing her handheld Anomaly Detector. At the A.R.C., Connor and Sarah attempt to recreate the events that caused artefact to display its anomaly map, so that they can finish the work Cutter had started. Meanwhile, Abby conducts an autopsy on the Megopteran’s remains, and determines that the creature came from the same place and time as the artefact. Jack follows the anomaly detector’s readings to the race track, where he finds a phone belonging to one of the dead guards; answering its call, he is surprised to hear Connor and Abby on the line – but before he can explain, he is attacked by the Megopteran and its newly-hatched brood. Jumping into a nearby Lotus in an attempt to evade the insects’ deadly claws, Jack inadvertently hits the Anomaly Lock and then drives straight through the portal; arriving in the future, Jack gazes in astonishment at the deserted, rubble-strewn city around him – but then the ground suddenly gives way beneath him, and he falls into a nest of giant, venom-spitting maggots. Racing to the scene, Abby, Connor, Danny and Captain Becker follow Jack though the anomaly, where they find an apocalyptic world infested with Megopterans and Future Predators; Becker advises abandoning the rescue mission, but Abby refuses to give up the search for her brother, even though their chances of finding him and getting back to the present alive are extremely slim…

Jason Flemying (Danny Quinn), Andrew-Lee Potts (Connor Temple), Hannah Spearritt (Abby Maitland), Laila Rouass (Doctor Sarah Page), Juliet Aubrey (Helen Cutter), Ben Miller (James Peregrine Lester), Ben Mansfield (Captain Becker), Belinda Stewart-Wilson (Christine Johnson), Robert Lowe (Jack Maitland), Kate Magowan (Eve), Alex Sweeney (Captain Wilder)

Directed by Richard Curson Smith
Produced by Tim Bradley
Executive Producer Tim Haines, Adrian Hodges and Cameron McAllister
An Impossible Pictures production for ITV / ProSeiben

16th May 2009 @ 7:20 pm

*Featuring Danny Quinn, Connor Temple, Abby Maitland, Doctor Sarah Page, Captain Becker and James Lester

*The Megopteran creature was designed by the winner of ITV's 'Create a Creature' competition, run in 2008

*The mysterious woman from the future, Eve, first appeared in ‘Primeval Evolved’, an interactive game hosted by to accompany this season