TV: Primeval, Series 3 – Final episode

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It’s the final episode of ‘Primeval’ tonight, ITV’s ever-improving fantasy-drama series. Having taken the courageous decision to kill off the main lead character, Professor Nick Cutter (played by Douglas Henshall) earlier in the season, and darken the story-lines, episodes have gone from strength to strength. It’s becoming a real competitor to the traditional BBC Doctor Who timeslot and it’ll be interesting to see them go head-to-head (if Primeval is renewed) when Doctor Who re-appears in the schedules in 2010.

Since this series moved away from the monster-of-the-week storylines in favour of a longer story arc, the episodes have been far more riveting – and tonight’s was no exception. The sight of the first humans drinking from the river was quite moving (and the fx were excellent!) and the tension was maintained throughout. The only disappointment was the rather low quality fx for the future Earth scenes and the convenient way the chief villain was disposed of towards the end.

The episode finished on a cliff-hanger (as they all do these days) and it’ll be interesting to see if Primeval is re-commissioned.

I hope so!!!

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