Primeval, Season 3Closed Captioning
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Monster hit Primeval roars back onto the screens for an extended third season. Still reeling from Stephen's death and with the depth of Helen's betrayal now revealed, Nick Cutter must fight to re-focus his embattled team. Cutter's crew are joined by some new recruits in the form of maverick policeman Danny Quinn, sparky Egyptologist Sarah Page, and the new leader of the ARC's security forces Captain Becker. But as the anomalies continue to present an unrelenting series of threats, the task in hand seems almost insurmountable. It's not just deadly creatures the team has to contend with, they also face a threat to the future of not just the ARC but of mankind itself. Prepare for more explosive action as Primeval bares its newly sharpened teeth.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1||When an exhibition of ancient Egyptian relics comes to London's British Museum, an anomaly opens in a mysterious monument called the Sun Cage. A creature emerges from it - a Pristichampsus, a kind of monstrous crocodile that can run on two legs. This creature, which comes from a past much more distant than the Egypt of the Pharaohs, somehow became worshipped as a God in that civilization, and is now portrayed in the hieroglyphics on the Sun Cage. The murderous creature wreaks havoc in the museum before escaping into the city. Helped by Sarah Page, the smart and surprisingly sexy archaeologist at the museum, Cutter and the team (Abby, Connor and their new Head of Security, Captain Becker) track it down and eventually defeat it - though not before Connor begins to believe in a legendary curse attached to the monument (in the style of Tutankhamun). He convinces himself he is next in line for the crocodile God's revenge. At the climax of the story, the Pristichampsus is safely deposited back into the past, where it retains its place in Egyptian mythology, but the anomaly turns out to be somehow permanently contained within the Sun Cage, so when the exhibition moves on to another city, the curse continues. At the end of the episode, Cutter asks Sarah to join the team and research mythical beasts that could, in fact, be creatures out of time and place.||43:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2||Cutter's research leads to a prediction about where the next anomaly will appear. But when Jenny, Connor and Abby check out the location, all they find is an abandoned house. They wait to see if an anomaly will appear, but get more than they bargained for when they discover a camouflage beast from the future is living in the house. They also have to deal with a cop, Danny Quinn, who takes an instant dislike to them. The team faces one of their hardest missions yet - how do you catch a creature you cannot even see?||46:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3||Some cute but surprisingly dangerous burrowing creatures called Diictodons nearly cause a disaster at a hospital when an anomaly opens from the Permian era. Calamity is averted by the team, which manages to get the creatures back to their own time while simultaneously delivering a (human) baby. Meanwhile, Helen and her army of Cleaner Replicas attack the ARC.||46:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 4||The largest anomaly the team has yet encountered opens at an airport and a Giganotosaurus comes through. Affectionately (or not) known as a G-Rex, it is like a T-Rex but bigger, meaner and more dangerous. The team has their work cut out as they try to rescue a crew trapped in a 747 and get this mighty predator back through the anomaly. They are helped by Danny Quinn, who turns up unexpectedly and refuses to leave the scene.||45:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 5||The team faces one of its most unusual and dangerous of threats, a deadly flesh-eating fungus. The fungus literally takes over any human who comes into contact with it, turning the unfortunate victim into a hideous shell of their former self, intent only on spreading the fungus further. Can the team find a way to stop it before it is too late?||46:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 6||The team is investigating a mysterious artefact when the ARC is invaded by a Government official backed by the military, in search of it. Taking refuge in a mysterious old hut in some woods, the team finds itself besieged by birds from the Pliocene era when an anomaly opens nearby. Phorusrhacids may look like armoured ostriches in shape, but they are infinitely more dangerous.||45:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 7||An anomaly opens in the middle of a huge car parts yard and a dinosaur from the Cretaceous era comes through. The Dracorex is wounded, which only makes it more dangerous as it tries to protect itself. The team is trying to force it back when, suddenly, a medieval knight on horseback gallops through the anomaly, chasing what he thinks is a dragon.||44:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 8||When an anomaly opens at a race-car test-track, the team must draw on all its skills to capture and return a lethal, giant carnivorous insect from the future. Things become even more complicated when Abby's brother Jack inadvertently goes through an anomaly to escape the Megopteran. The team sets out on a rescue mission and find themselves in a future world filled with terrifying predators. Can they save Jack and get back alive?||42:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 9||A herd of Embolotherium comes through an anomaly at an off-road motor course. The team arrives, but these seven ton rhinoceros like beasts from the Eocene era do not budge easily. The pressure is on to lure the lumbering creatures back through the anomaly without causing a stampede or being crushed in the process. Danny finally arrives, with Eve, a mysterious woman from the future.||42:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoEpisode 10||When the anomaly at Johnson's headquarters reopens, Sarah and Becker head off to check it out. Helen decides the only way to stop the destruction of life on Earth is to stop humans ever evolving and goes back in time to kill Hominids, the very first humans. The rest of the team must stop Helen at all costs. They endure a harrowing journey back through time via several anomalies, battling future predators, raptors and pterasaurs along the way. One of the team also has a life-changing encounter with the earliest humans, Hominids.||43:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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Season 3 is a disappointment!
What a let-down! Without Nick Cutter as a central character, Season 3 lacks the focus, energy, and excitement. Naturally, the producers had to develop other characters since Doug Henshall has left the series...but what a difference without him! I hope the show filmed several segments with Doug Henshall that they can use in future episodes (say, as flashbacks). Other disappointments...Jenny Lewis' appearance seems drab, her character has lost its spunk and chemistry with Nick Cutter, and her role doesn't seem PR-focused, but rather investigative. The power struggles over the ARC are tiresome and detract attention from what really attracts the international audience to the show--the anomalies and how the team handles the creatures that come out of them. Also, having a cop (Danny Quinn) take the place of a zoologist (Nick Cutter) seems like a misstep. I really liked this t.v. program and hadn't liked any program this much in a long time. What a shame that the part that I liked about it is finished.
*****spoiler alert!!!! It seems that when the main character, Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall left), was killed, the series' direction got lost. The reason for it seemed forced and confusing. I enjoyed the chemistry of the cast more so than the plot lines, with Series 3 starting off after the death of Stephen Hart (James Murray), then Nick's death, and then Jenny Lewis (Lucy Brown left too) resigning, it was too much too soon. Stephen only died in the 13th episode (end of series 2), which to Americans is barely one season. I really enjoyed how the all characters interacted even evil Helen (Juliet Aubrey) and that is why I got hooked. That chemistry is gone in Series 3, the other characters brought in do not have it and the Connor/Abby (Potts/Spearitt) relationship is not enough. It also seems it was not enough for ITV as it was just canceled in June 2009. I am not sure if the movie rumors are true and if the original cast or storyline will be included.
A fun series. For a while I was only seeing shows like 24 and Lost. For me I enjoy shows that make me laugh as well as take me for a ride. This show, to me, is like a great combo of the X-Files and Jurassic Park. I enjoy Connor and Abby a lot. Though they seem to have no qualms about taking the previous story line and tossing it out the window (in the best way possible). It keeps me guessing. So for anyone who enjoys all around fun shows, I recommend.