Can we take a minute and talk about Primeval? I actually saw this episode weeks ago but, despite my burning desire to discuss it, I wanted to wait until it had aired in the US. Didn’t want to tempt anyone into reading something that would spoil it.
BBC America lists the name of this episode as “Medical Mayhem” on their website but everywhere else it’s just referred to as “Episode 3.” Either way, it’s the third episode of the third season and, if you haven’t seen it yet, you should stop reading now. Trust me.
They freaking killed CUTTER! Between Cutter’s death this season and Stephen’s death last season, the urge to search out spoilers has been pretty strong. I don’t want Cutter to be gone, gone. Damn that Helen. She’s evil, that one.
I suspected she could clone people based on her cryptic reaction to Stephen’s death but I wasn’t expecting her to show up with a Fake!Cutter. I mean, I was but not so soon. I did like that the idea of clones didn’t even occur to Lester. Naturally the three of them back at the ARC suspected something was off about the clone but Lester’s first thought is that Nick is starting to lose it. Haha.
And, damn, that “you’re so fired” should have made me suspicious about how things would turn out. Or the Fake!Cutter dying. Or what Helen said (the bold quote from above) to her clone right before she had him jump off the roof. But Nick has always been the main character, I was sure they wouldn’t off him! Guess no one is safe of these shows, huh? (Though, writers, if you kill off Abby or Connor, there really will be mayhem!)
Sigh. Weeks later and I’m still in shock. I really don’t want Cutter to be dead. (In fact, I kept hoping it was actually the clone who had died in Connor’s arms and Cutter managed to pull a switch-a-roo at the last minute. Hell, I’m still kind of hoping that’s the case.) I hope that artifact was worth dying over. And I sure hope Helen finally gets her comeuppance this season.
On to the happier parts of this episode… How freaking cute were those diictodons?! I love Rex but those little creatures were so adorable, I want one of my own. Who can blame Connor for wanting to keep two for himself, eh?
I loved how Cutter and Abby kept getting distracted from delivering a baby because they couldn’t take their eyes off the diictodons. And how even Becker couldn’t resist them. Heh.
They’re a poor substitute for Cutter but, as long as we get to see them during the rest of the season, they may help me get over his death. RIP, Nick. I’ll miss you.