Primeval

Season 2 Episode 7

Series 2 Episode 7

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Feb 23, 2008 on ITV
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The team have to deal with the return of the future predator when they're imprisoned in an underground bunker. Must one of the team members make the ultimate sacrifice?

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Claire Spence

Claire Spence

Lorraine Wickes

Guest Star

Robin Pirongs

Robin Pirongs

Father on Beach

Guest Star

Elliott James Langridge

Elliott James Langridge

Youth on Beach

Guest Star

Naomi Bentley

Naomi Bentley

Caroline Steel

Recurring Role

Karl Theobald

Karl Theobald

Oliver Leek

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Helen places a fossilized ammonite on Stephen's grave in an echo of the living one she left on Nick's desk at the end of episode one.

    • 15 clones of the character known as "The Cleaner" can be seen surrounding Helen at the end of the episode. How many more clones there are is yet to be revealed.

    • When the man is buried in the sand and is attacked by the Silurian Scorpion, you can see the sand moving from him breathing, his head vanishes, but he can still be seen breathing under the sand.

    • At the end of both series, an important character dies. Captain Ryan in the first, and Stephen in the second.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Jenny: Drink? (Nick fails to answer) Another time then?
      Nick: Yeah, that would be nice.

    • Connor: Where did you learn to shoot like that?
      Jenny: Most of my friends liked Pony Club. I preferred clay pigeons.
      Connor: Brilliant!

    • (Inside holding cell)
      Jenny: What are Leek and Helen up to? All those creatures, why are they here, what are they gonna do with them?
      Nick: Well, I could guess but what's the point, it's going to be okay, Helen's not interested in you.
      Jenny: She's your wife, you should have kept her under control.
      (Nick laughs)
      Jenny: You know what I mean.
      Nick: I hope your fiance knows you're such an old fashioned girl.
      Jenny: For your information I don't have a fiance anymore.
      Nick: Why? What happened?
      Jenny: This job.
      Nick: Yep.
      Jenny: He thought I'd met someone else, I couldn't very well tell him it wasn't another man, as much as a something-asaurus. Anyway, the truth of the matter is I've been feeling different recently. Look can we talk about this another time.
      Nick: Sure, I didn't start it.
      Jenny: It's not like we haven't got anything else to worry about, imminent death for example.
      Nick: It's okay, we're not gonna die, Helen's a lot of things but she's not a killer.
      Jenny: You really think she's in charge here?
      Nick: Yeah, Leek doesn't have the wit to do this on his own.

    • (Oliver clapping after Nick kills a Future Predator)
      Oliver: Clearly a design fault, I'll have to correct that in the others.
      Nick: What others?
      (Nick looks up to see the ceiling covered with Future Predators)
      Oliver: I wouldn't bother trying to escape, they'll rip you to pieces before you can blink, my very own Praetorian Guard, they'll make me untouchable.
      Nick: You really think you can keep them locked up for long?
      Oliver: Well properly chipped, they are no more dangerous than a car, or airplane, a machine designed for human use.
      Nick: That's not how it's gonna work Oliver, because one day they are gonna escape, and when they do they are gonna kill all of us, it's the end of the human race you're looking at.
      Oliver: I'd love to stand around discuss your apocalyptic fantasies all day professor, but unfortunately I have got work to do. Now, in a few minutes the mainframe will have eliminated the virus. Unfortunately your friends have escaped, Lester will soon know where I am, but I have you, and I don't think he'll attack me.
      Nick: I wouldn't bet on that.

    • (Talking to Stephen's grave)
      Helen: Be patient Stephen, things can change, more than you'll ever know.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The song playing on the stereo on the beach is called "The Only Way Is Up" by Yazz, released in 1988 and taken from the album "Wanted".

    • Animal Appearances:
      Future Creature, species unknown but proposed Pinniped, a semi-aquatic marine mammal.
      Coelurosauravus, a flying diapsid.
      Geralinuridae, a carnivorous uropygid.
      Smilodon, a carnivorous felid.
      Deinonychus, a carnivorous therapod.
      Scutosaurus, a herbivorous anapsid.
      Arthropleura, a herbivorous myriapod.
      Future Predator, species unknown but suspected Microchiroptera, a carnivorous mammal.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Oliver: My very own Praetorian Guard.
      The Praetorian Guard was a special force of bodyguards used by Roman Emperors. Before being appropriated for the use of the Emperors' personal guards, the title was used for Roman generals' bodyguards, at least since the rise to prominence of the Scipio family; around 275 BC. Constantine I dissolved the Guard in the 4th century.

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