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16 February 2008 @ 08:33 pm
Primeval, you do it again...  
Last series it took until exactly half way through the series before it started to slot together and I got really interested it - same thing happened this series.

In the last couple of episodes it hit its stride and it continued well with little to no stupidity going on.

Apart from Stephen that is. Boy's an idiot. I think Helen does like him but she is certainly using him. He very much deserved that punch in the face from Nick.

The mammoth action sequence at the start was well done (and I'll just about forgive them the dodgy logic that it could be contained in that truck when it was tossing other vehicles around so easily).

Lester was brilliantly and surprisingly competent and I really loved that. They didn't go the stereotype route and have him a bumbling mess when faced with a physical attack. He was ruthless, resourceful and smart, exactly as he is in other things.

I think they could have done more with the face off between Nick and Jenny considering his history with 'her' but she seems to have been mostly sidelined this series anyway. I hope this is because we're not supposed to get too attached to her as things aren't going to stay this way permanently....Speaking of which, I still want to see a conversation about that matter between Nick and Helen - surely he realises that she is the only other one who remembers Claudia...

The bomb thing was almost daft when it went for the 'what wire' thing and I'm glad that they quickly ditched that and had a different solution. I know Nick and Connor are good but they're not bomb disposal experts.

As for the preview of next week it looks all rather exciting. I'm thinking lots of carnage is on the way. The Abby/Caroline fight was obviously signposted well back but what the hey, let's have some girl kick arse. I still think, based upon what we've seen and the tiny snippets of info released about the episode, that Stephen is a goner next week (there was a picture going round of a sober looking Helen standing over a grave and we're told one of the characters gets it and it isn't Nick so I don't see any other candidates - who else could die and Helen would feel the need to go to their funeral?). At the mo my guess is the series ends with Stephen dead and during the next one a guilt ridden Helen will convince Nick to work with her to return the timeline back to 'normal', restoring both Stephen and Claudia (that may be wishful thinking on my part but it keeps me happy so...)
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fififolle: Primeval - Nick/Connorfififolle on February 16th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Love this commentary! Very much agree with you. Loved tonight's ep, go Nick!
Stephen just gets on my nerves, frankly. Ever since I first saw him and thought he should have been way better looking, and then he's never redeemed himself. Tonight was just ridiculous. Stoopid idiot.
Anyway! Loved Connor and Nick and Abby - singing in the church squeee LOL and Nick and Connor yay trap and bomb disposal.
(Oh, and the dreams are back. Daniel Craig naked ballet? I *totally* blame you :P )
doylefan22: nick/claudia - anomaly kissdoylefan22 on February 17th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
See I can't top that - I had a dream about not being able to get to sleep. Which I suppose you could say is ironic but still not very interesting.
fififolle: Chuck 'must not laugh' MDV everloyalfififolle on February 18th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Hee! Good one.
Billbilly_red_ocean on February 17th, 2008 11:36 am (UTC)
Lester rawked! Oh boy, did I love him in last nights ep!

Oh, and Stephen will be get eaten by raptors, that's my story and I'll stick to it.
stargatecrazystargatecrazy on February 17th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
I agree with you on everything you said. Also, I thought the exact same thing about Helen remembering Claudia. Maybe she'll call Jenny Claudia and then Jenny will realise that Nick isn't as insane as she believes him to be! lol

I hope Claudia comes back too!

doylefan22: nick/claudia - anomaly kissdoylefan22 on February 17th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
Helen HAS to know about Claudia so I'll be pretty disappointed if the matter doesn't at least come up at some point. She got in such a bitch about their relationship in ep6 of last series and now we still see her fawning all over Nick...I'm definitely beginning to err on the side of 'she did it!' as regards what happened to change the timeline.