Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Heartwarming / Primeval

Go To



* A meta example: Andrew Lee-Potts (Connor) and Hannah Spearitt (Abby) dated in real life before the show, and their involvement in ''Primeval'' together rekindled their real-life relationship. In an interview, he said that Connor's feelings for Abby made him realize his own feelings for Hannah. They were married from 2008 to 2013, meaning that [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Connor and Abby getting engaged in the show was probably a direct result of their actors' getting engaged.]]

to:

* A meta example: Andrew Lee-Potts (Connor) and Hannah Spearitt (Abby) dated in real life before the show, and their involvement in ''Primeval'' together rekindled their real-life relationship. In an interview, he said that Connor's feelings for Abby made him realize his own feelings for Hannah. They were married from 2008 to 2013, meaning that [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Connor and Abby getting engaged in the show was probably a direct result of their actors' getting engaged.]]]]
* Caroline's little HeelRealization at the end of Season 2, not fully knowing just what Leek was up to. [[spoiler: At Steven's funeral]], she tells Connor she's there if he ever needs someone to talk to - showing she's trying to make amends at least.


** They have no hope of rescue at this point, and it isn't the way they reassure each other, it is Connor asking if he can move back into the apartment in the full knowledge that they are unlikely to ever get back home that makes this troper break out in tears.

to:

** They have no hope of rescue at this point, and it isn't the way they reassure each other, it is Connor asking if he can move back into the apartment in the full knowledge that they are unlikely to ever get back home that makes this troper break out in tears.home.



* Abby [[spoiler: proposing to Connor at the end of series 5]].
* Lester furiously demanding [[spoiler: Cutter get an ambulance even though he's already dead]] at the end of Season 3 episode 3.

to:

* Abby [[spoiler: proposing [[spoiler:proposing to Connor at the end of series 5]].
* Lester furiously demanding [[spoiler: Cutter [[spoiler:Cutter get an ambulance even though he's already dead]] at the end of Season 3 episode 3.


* Season 2 Episode 4 contains a pretty big TearJerker (it's an AnyoneCanDie show, so it was very possible that [[spoiler:Abby]] was actually dead), but ''every single thing'' that Connor does when he realizes she's alive is a cross between this and CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Normally the NonActionGuy on the team, Connor gets slapped across the room by a huge monster, [[HeroicSecondWind gets back up]], chases the damn thing back through an anomaly and knocks another monster out cold with a rock, all because ''he is not going to lose her again.''

to:

* Season 2 Episode 4 contains a pretty big TearJerker (it's an AnyoneCanDie show, so it was very possible that [[spoiler:Abby]] was actually dead), but ''every single thing'' that Connor does when he realizes she's alive is a cross between this and CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Normally the NonActionGuy on the team, Connor gets slapped across the room by a huge monster, [[HeroicSecondWind gets back up]], chases the damn thing back through an anomaly and knocks another monster out cold with a rock, all because ''he is not going to lose her again.''



* Lester gets another one in series 4, episode 4, when he [[spoiler:saves the creatures from death at the hands of Burton, referencing the fact that the mammoth once [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome saved his life.]]]]

to:

* Lester gets another one in series 4, episode 4, when he [[spoiler:saves the creatures from death at the hands of Burton, referencing the fact that the mammoth once [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome saved his life.]]]]



--> '''Lester:''' I think it's actually the nicest thing I've ever said to anyone, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny including my wife]].

to:

--> '''Lester:''' I think it's actually the nicest thing I've ever said to anyone, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments including my wife]].


* In the spin-off novel, ''Fire and Water'', Lester defends Cutter's memory and his theories on the timeline after the BigBad denounces him as a madman.

to:

* In the spin-off novel, ''Fire and Water'', Lester defends Cutter's memory and his theories on the timeline after the BigBad denounces him as a madman.madman.
* A meta example: Andrew Lee-Potts (Connor) and Hannah Spearitt (Abby) dated in real life before the show, and their involvement in ''Primeval'' together rekindled their real-life relationship. In an interview, he said that Connor's feelings for Abby made him realize his own feelings for Hannah. They were married from 2008 to 2013, meaning that [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Connor and Abby getting engaged in the show was probably a direct result of their actors' getting engaged.]]


* After his TenMinuteRetirement in season 3, Lester gets a standing ovation from the entire [=ARC=] staff. What makes it even better is the look on his face. He actually seems ''genuinely surprised'' that his staff likes him that much.

to:

* After his TenMinuteRetirement in season 3, Lester gets a standing ovation from the entire [=ARC=] staff. What makes it even better is the look on his face. He actually seems ''genuinely surprised'' that his staff likes him that much.much.
* In the spin-off novel, ''Fire and Water'', Lester defends Cutter's memory and his theories on the timeline after the BigBad denounces him as a madman.


--> '''Lester:''' Every word.

to:

--> '''Lester:''' Every word.word.
* After his TenMinuteRetirement in season 3, Lester gets a standing ovation from the entire [=ARC=] staff. What makes it even better is the look on his face. He actually seems ''genuinely surprised'' that his staff likes him that much.


* when he finds Connor and Abby outside of the anomaly and the ensuing group hug
-> '''Becker:''' "I hope you brought me a souvenir"

to:

* when When he finds Connor and Abby outside of the anomaly and the ensuing group hug
-> --> '''Becker:''' "I hope you brought me a souvenir"



* Abby and Connor at the end of the Series 4 premiere, still recovering from what happened in the Cretaceous, but still very much in love with each other.

to:

* Abby and Connor at the end of the Series 4 premiere, still recovering from what happened in the Cretaceous, but still very much in love with each other.other.
* Lester's interactions with Jess. Yes, he snarks at her. Yes, he's just as much of a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerk]] towards her. But notice that she very often gets away with snarking at him where no one else could, and actually manages to ''slap his hand away from her keyboard'' without getting more than a mild "you know you could be replaced." While calming her down in 5x05:
--> '''Lester:''' Jess, look at me. Jess. You are the hub of this operation. You may not get the credit you deserve, but you do a brilliant job, and if anyone can pull us through this, you can.
--> '''Jess:''' That's the nicest thing that you've ever said to me.
--> '''Lester:''' I think it's actually the nicest thing I've ever said to anyone, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny including my wife]].
--> '''Jess:''' Do you mean it?
--> '''Lester:''' Every word.


* when he finds Connor and Abby outside of the annomaly and the ensuing group hug

to:

* when he finds Connor and Abby outside of the annomaly anomaly and the ensuing group hug


* Lester furiously demanding [[spoiler: Cutter get an ambulance even though he's already dead]] at the end of Season 3 episode 3.

to:

* Lester furiously demanding [[spoiler: Cutter get an ambulance even though he's already dead]] at the end of Season 3 episode 3.3.
* Abby and Connor at the end of the Series 4 premiere, still recovering from what happened in the Cretaceous, but still very much in love with each other.


* Abby [[spoiler: proposing to Connor at the end of series 5]].

to:

* Abby [[spoiler: proposing to Connor at the end of series 5]].5]].
* Lester furiously demanding [[spoiler: Cutter get an ambulance even though he's already dead]] at the end of Season 3 episode 3.


* When it turned out Connor's password into the backdoor of the ARC computer system was "Abby Temple" qualifies to this troper.

to:

* When it turned out Connor's password into the backdoor of the ARC computer system was "Abby Temple" qualifies to this troper.Temple"



* '''Becker:''' "I hope you brought me a souvenir" when he finds Connor and Abby outside of the annomaly and the ensuing group hug qualified for this troper.

to:

* when he finds Connor and Abby outside of the annomaly and the ensuing group hug
->
'''Becker:''' "I hope you brought me a souvenir" when he finds Connor and Abby outside of the annomaly and the ensuing group hug qualified for this troper.


* YMMV, but when it turned out Connor's password into the backdoor of the ARC computer system was "Abby Temple" qualifies to this troper.

to:

* YMMV, but when When it turned out Connor's password into the backdoor of the ARC computer system was "Abby Temple" qualifies to this troper.



* YMMV But Becker's "I hope you brought me a souvenir" when he finds Connor and Abby outside of the annomaly and the ensuing group hug qualified for this troper.

to:

* YMMV But Becker's '''Becker:''' "I hope you brought me a souvenir" when he finds Connor and Abby outside of the annomaly and the ensuing group hug qualified for this troper.


* When Connor is [[spoiler: mourning his friend dying from a parasitic infection]]. Connor tells Cutter he can't be part of the team anymore, and Cutter says they can't do the job without him, as he's one of the few people who knows the threat the anomalies pose, ignoring how two episodes earlier he fired Connor. And to cap it all, Cutter then gives him a hug.
* Season 2 Episode 4 contains a pretty big TearJerker (it's an AnyoneCanDie show, so it was very possible that [[spoiler:Abby]] was actually dead), but ''every single thing'' that Connor does when he realizes she's alive is a cross between this and CrowningMomentOfAwesome. Normally the NonActionGuy on the team, Connor gets slapped across the room by a huge monster, [[HeroicSecondWind gets back up]], chases the damn thing back through an anomaly and knocks another monster out cold with a rock, all because ''he is not going to lose her again.''



* At the end of Season three, we have this wonderful conversation between Connor and Abby as they are stuck up a tree in the Cretaceous era with no hope of rescue:
-->Abby: Close your eyes, imagine a happy place, you are on a beautiful beach with the sun shining.
-->Connor: Are you there too?
-->Abby: If you like.
-->Connor: Are you wearing a bikini?
-->Abby: Yes, if you like.
-->Connor: The water is really warm, it is lovely.
-->Abby: Yeah.
-->Connor: Abby, can I move back into the flat please?
-->Abby: Yeah.
** They have no hope of rescue at this point, and it isn't the way they reassure each other, it is Connor asking if he can move back into the apartment in the full knowledge that they are unlikely to ever get back home that makes this troper break out in tears.








* Lester telling Jess that she gets far less credit than she deserves for all the work she does in the ARC.

Added DiffLines:

* Lester telling Jess that she gets far less credit than she deserves for all the work she does in the ARC.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 19

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report