Recap / Primeval S 1 E 3

Cutter realises the anomalies are even more complicated than he thought when a mobile anomaly opens, moving from a swimming pool to a reservoir to a basement. Through it comes a Cretaceous mosasaur, and even more startlingly a message from Helen Cutter. Nick goes through and finds her alive and well, but less than willing to help.

  • Always a Bigger Fish: Cutter is saved from a mosasaur by an even bigger mosasaur.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Cutter assures Lester that Connor is highly intelligent, as they watch a recording of him messing about with an anomaly.
  • Fanservice: Stephen's shirtless scene. Even funnier given he jokingly acts like Connor is hitting on him.
  • Foreshadowing: Stephen saying how much Helen meant to him takes on a new significance when their affair is discovered.
    • Helen saying that humanity will die out one day and something will take our place. That something being the Future Predators.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Nick gives this response when Helen tries to tempt him into leaving the 21st century behind and travelling with her:
    Helen: I offer you the key to time. The key to time, Nick! And you turn your back on it. Call yourself a scientist?
    Nick: I call myself a human being.
  • That Man Is Dead: Helen