Primeval: Series 4 Finale Spoilers
As an anomaly opens at a tourist prison attraction, a Terrorbird manages to attack a visitor, sending the place into madness.
Back at the ARC, Matt is still mourning the loss of his father, but unable to reveal to anyone but Emily. She’s being held at the ARC until she can be returned, and it’s not the most comfortable of hotels. Meanwhile, Philip is kitting out Connor’s new lab as promised, with all the latest technology. But the anomaly alert in the prison drags him away from his new toys.
The team arrive at the prison as the Terrorbird is running riot. They struggle to regain control, as the bird keeps reappearing at various locations around the prison – how an earth is that possible? Connor is just as bemused – not only can they not date the anomaly, but they can’t lock it either. They get an even bigger surprise as the long-missing Danny runs through the anomaly, only to be accidently EMD’d by Matt.
Matt receives the news that Ethan is able to track anomalies, and realises that he could be in the prison. Using the locking mechanism, they track him down by sending feedback to his wind-up radio. It’s then a race through the prison to track him down before he can kill again.
As Connor, Abby and Danny fight off the Terrorbirds, Matt and Becker go after Ethan, finally capturing him and returning to the ARC, where Matt questions him about his intentions. He soon realises Ethan is harmless – well, at least as a suspect in what he’s investigating. Gideon was wrong after all, and he’s back to square one. Thinking Ethan’s safe, he allows Emily to talk to him and attempt to calm him down – but it seems that seeing Danny has opened up a whole new wound for Ethan – how on earth can he know this man?
Seeing his chance of escape, Ethan takes Emily hostage, and heads back to the prison to escape through the anomaly. Cue a thrilling chase for the team as they attempt to get back in time to save Emily’s life and prevent Ethan returning. Managing to evade Connor and Abby though, he can’t escape Danny, and the truth about their connection is revealed. Matt gets there just in time to save Emily and see Ethan head back through the anomaly. Feeling responsible, Danny decides he can’t let Ethan go on with his wild existence and heads after him.
With Matt and Emily reunited, he decides he has to finally honour his father’s memory, and send Emily back through the anomaly. His mission must come first. Understanding this for the first time, Emily knows she has no place here with Matt, and goes back through…