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The Best Episodes of Primeval

Every episode of Primeval ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Primeval!

When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.

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The best episode of "Primeval" is "Future Foe", rated 8.1/10 from 452 user votes. It was directed by Jamie Payne and written by Adrian Hodges. "Future Foe" aired on 3/17/2007 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The End of the Future (2)".

  • Future Foe
    8.1/10 452 votes

    #1 - Future Foe

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2007-03-17

    When the original Anomaly in the Forest of Dean reopens and a string of disappearances plague the area, Helen Cutter returns with a warning for Nick Cutter and the team about the deadly, elusive new predator the team are struggling to track: it is not a creature from the past, but from the future. Nick and Helen both want to go on an Anomaly containment mission into the past to stop the future from altering it, which ends in terrible consequences.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Adrian Hodges

  • The End of the Future (2)
    8.1/10 311 votes

    #2 - The End of the Future (2)

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-06-26

    Matt and Abby go through New Dawn's Anomaly on a rescue mission for Connor into the barren, Predator-ruled wastelands of the future, while back in the present, the future apocalypse looms closer as New Dawn spirals out of control. Meanwhile, Jess and Lester face problems of their own when the ARC is invaded by Mutated Future Predators.

    Director: Cilla Ware

    Writer: Adrian Hodges, Steve Bailie

  • The Chase Continues
    8.0/10 327 votes

    #3 - The Chase Continues

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-05-29

    While Sarah and Becker deal with a Megopteran attack at Johnson's old HQ, Danny, Connor and Abby return to the future to stop Helen; the trio soon learn the truth behind Helen's master plan, and are sent on a race through the Anomalies to stop her before she ends humanity at its beginning.

    Director: Matthew Thompson

    Writer: Steve Bailie

  • Concrete Menagerie
    7.9/10 366 votes

    #4 - Concrete Menagerie

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2008-02-23

    While Stephen deals with a Silurian Scorpion attacking a popular beach resort, the team are trapped in Leek's bunker with an army of creatures. When the creature army escape and run amok in the bunker, the team must both escape the overrun bunker with their lives and stop the creature army from escaping onto the modern world.

    Director: Nick Murphy

    Writer: Adrian Hodges

  • Traitor Revealed
    7.8/10 363 votes

    #5 - Traitor Revealed

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2008-02-16

    The team are sent to deal with a Columbian Mammoth rampaging on the M25, and attempt to save a trapped motorist before she frightens the Mammoth into attacking again. Meanwhile, Connor and Abby search for the missing Rex and Caroline, and Stephen reveals his alliance with Helen Cutter. Connor and Cutter spring their trap to find the traitor in the ARC, and Oliver Leek's true colours are exposed and the team race to track him down.

    Director: Nick Murphy

    Writer: Paul Cornell

  • Back from the Cretaceous
    7.8/10 334 votes

    #6 - Back from the Cretaceous

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-12-30

    A year after becoming marooned in the past, Connor and Abby return from the Cretaceous to a changed and upgraded ARC, but Connor accidentally brings a Spinosaurus back to the present with them.

    Director: Mark Everest

    Writer: Paul Mousley

  • Surprising Visit
    7.8/10 288 votes

    #7 - Surprising Visit

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-02-03

    The team head to an old prison, where they discover an Anomaly that won't lock and is producing satellite Anomalies throughout the prison, which in turn makes it even harder for the team to track a Terror Bird loose in the prison. At the same time, Danny returns from the past with a warning for the team, Ethan's true identity is discovered, Emily is torn between Matt and the chance to return to her home, Matt reveals his secret, and Connor makes a terrible discovery.

    Director: Mark Everest

    Writer: Paul Mousley

  • The End of the Future (1)
    7.8/10 255 votes

    #8 - The End of the Future (1)

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-06-19

    With Convergence having finally arrived, while Becker and the entire ARC struggle to contain an increasing outbreak of numerous Anomalies and creatures, New Dawn begins to power up for its final phase, as the team struggle to stop Philip from activating New Dawn before it's too late.

    Director: Cilla Ware

    Writer: Michael A. Walker

  • Jurassic Mall
    7.7/10 398 votes

    #9 - Jurassic Mall

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2008-01-12

    As Cutter struggles with losing Claudia Brown and with the other consequences of the failed mission into the past and tries to get the team to see that history has been altered, the team are sent to a shopping mall to contain an infestation of deadly, ruthless Raptors. Arguments among the team intensify when Cutter wants all the Raptors tranquilised and sent back through the Anomaly alive.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Adrian Hodges

  • Haunted House
    7.7/10 347 votes

    #10 - Haunted House

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-04-03

    Cutter's new Anomaly predictions lead Jenny, Connor and Abby to a reputedly haunted abandoned house, where they soon learn that the Anomaly incursion dates back fourteen years and the house is inhabited by a deadly Camouflage Beast. The team also have to deal with the antagonistic suspicions of Detective Constable Danny Quinn on their interest in the house.

    Director: Cilla Ware

    Writer: James Moran

  • Medical Mayhem
    7.7/10 344 votes

    #11 - Medical Mayhem

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2009-04-10

    Cutter and the team head to a hospital to deal with an Anomaly and a Diictodon colony wreaking havoc on the hospital's power supply, and also have to help deliver a baby and stop a greedy journalist from getting proof of the creatures. Meanwhile, Helen Cutter and her clone army launch their attack on the ARC, and Helen reveals a secret about the future to Nick.

    Director: Tony Mitchell

    Writer: Mike Cullen

  • A Gigantic Problem
    7.7/10 335 votes

    #12 - A Gigantic Problem

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-04-17

    As the team emotionally struggle to recover from the aftermath of Helen's attack, Jenny leads the team to a new Anomaly at an airport; where a Giganotosaurus or "G-Rex" threatens the crew of a Boeing-747, a news crew are attempting to document the incursion for the media, and Danny Quinn gives the reluctant team his unwanted help.

    Director: Mark Everest

    Writer: Paul Mousley

  • For the Birds
    7.7/10 318 votes

    #13 - For the Birds

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-05-01

    When Johnson takes Lester's control over the ARC, the team are forced to flee into hiding from Johnson's forces at an abandoned rural military outpost, where they come under attack by a pack of bloodthirsty Terror Birds.

    Director: Cilla Ware

    Writer: Paul Farrell

  • The Prototype
    7.7/10 260 votes

    #14 - The Prototype

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-06-12

    The team learn the truth about New Dawn when Connor creates an artificial Anomaly in the ARC, and trouble soon erupts when the Anomaly unleashes swarming, carnivorous beetles from the future into the ARC, which trigger the lockdown but threaten to burrow out and swarm onto the modern world. The situation is only exacerbated when the beetles trigger Jess' deadly allergy to insect bites, and when Philip threatens to incinerate the entire ARC to stop the beetles.

    Director: Robert Quinn

    Writer: Helen Raynor

  • Underwater Menace
    7.6/10 368 votes

    #15 - Underwater Menace

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2008-02-02

    When a boy's disappearance down a drain coincides with an underwater Anomaly, Stephen and the ARC search the local canal for the aquatic predator behind the disappearance, while Cutter is convinced the creature is somewhere else. Cutter turns out to be right in the worst possible way when Abby is taken by Mer Creatures from the future and held captive in a flooded warehouse cellar. Meanwhile, Cutter and Connor learn that there is a conspiracy within the ARC.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Cameron McAllister

  • Oh, Brother!
    7.6/10 317 votes

    #16 - Oh, Brother!

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-05-15

    Jack searches for answers about Abby's secret life, and gets chased through an Anomaly by a deadly Megopteran; forcing the team to go through on a rescue mission into the desolate, predator-filled ruins of the future.

    Director: Richard Curson Smith

    Writer: Cameron McAllister

  • Herd Logic
    7.6/10 301 votes

    #17 - Herd Logic

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-05-22

    While the rest of the team deal with a herd of Embolotherium that threaten a rural racing campsite, Danny goes on an infiltration mission to rescue the mysterious Eve from Johnson's forces. But when the team soon discover who Eve really is, her rescue from Johnson has disastrous consequences.

    Director: Matthew Thompson

    Writer: Paul Farrell

  • Silurian Sands
    7.5/10 358 votes

    #18 - Silurian Sands

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2008-02-09

    When a young London girl chases her dog through an Anomaly into a harsh, prehistoric desert world, Cutter and Stephen go through on a rescue mission for the girl, but find themselves up against giant sand scorpions. The team's problems only worsen when the Anomaly closes on the trio and leaves them marooned in the hostile desert world.

    Director: Andrew Gunn

    Writer: Caroline Ip, Ben Court

  • Crocodile Fears
    7.5/10 347 votes

    #19 - Crocodile Fears

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-03-27

    The team investigate when an Anomaly opens in an Ancient Egyptian artefact at the British Museum, and when a Pristichampsus comes through, Cutter, Abby and Jenny are sent into a race after the giant crocodilian through Central London. Meanwhile, Connor and sparky Egyptologist Sarah Page discover that the Anomaly, the artefact and the creature hold an incredible ancient secret.

    Director: Tony Mitchell

    Writer: Steve Bailie

  • Future Epidemic
    7.5/10 319 votes

    #20 - Future Epidemic

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-04-24

    Jenny and the team, with unwanted help from Danny, attempt to stop London from becoming engulfed by a pandemic when they face an incursion of a deadly, fast-spreading fungus from the future that turns its hosts into primal monsters. Meanwhile, Sid the Diictodon has escaped Connor's custody into the ARC and is causing calamity, and Jenny learns the truth about Claudia Brown.

    Director: Mark Everest

    Writer: Paul Mousley, Catherine Lindstrum

  • Be Inconspicuous
    7.5/10 295 votes

    #21 - Be Inconspicuous

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-12-31

    While Connor and Abby try to earn their old positions on the team back, Connor reunites with his old friend Duncan, who leads Connor to a series of homeless killings at a dock area that the team discover are the work of an elusive and deadly Kaprosuchus.

    Director: Mark Everest

    Writer: Steve Bailie

  • The Brave Bride
    7.5/10 271 votes

    #22 - The Brave Bride

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-01-27

    The team investigate an Anomaly incursion at a rural manor house, and reunite with Jenny and discover that the manor is the location for her wedding in the morning; forcing the team to contain a pack of Hyaenodon while ensuring Jenny's soon-to-be-husband doesn't find out. Meanwhile, Jess and Becker are caught in Ethan's deadly trap.

    Director: Robert Quinn

    Writer: Matthew Parkhill

  • Dodo Madness
    7.4/10 454 votes

    #23 - Dodo Madness

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2007-03-03

    Helen Cutter directs the team to an Anomaly at a football stadium and escapes through, leaving behind a flock of Dodos. The team soon discover that the Dodos are host to a deadly parasite, and struggle to stop a pandemic when Tom is infected and - convinced that the government are incubating a mind-controlling biological weapon inside him - goes on the run from the team.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Bev Doyle, Richard Kurti

  • Ptera-ble News
    7.4/10 424 votes

    #24 - Ptera-ble News

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2007-03-10

    The team investigate the brutal death of a golfer at a golf course, and discover an aerial Anomaly and a Pteranodon in the skies above. Claudia is convinced that the Pteranodon is responsible for the golfer's death and wants deadly force used against it, but Cutter and Stephen are convinced otherwise. Cutter's suspicions are confirmed correct when Claudia is trapped in the golf course's clubhouse by a deadly, flesh-eating swarm of Anurognathus. Meanwhile, Connor accidentally frees Rex from Abby's flat, forcing Abby and Connor to chase Rex across the golf course.

    Director: Jamie Payne

    Writer: Chris Lang

  • Mealworms, Indeed
    7.4/10 381 votes

    #25 - Mealworms, Indeed

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2008-01-19

    Cutter struggles with the arrival of the ARC's new PR guru, Jenny Lewis, who is physically identical to the lost Claudia Brown, yet is temperamentally a completely different person with no idea of her doppelganger; while Connor gets picked up by a beautiful young woman who is everything he is not, but Abby and Rex are both suspicious of her; and Stephen begins seeing Helen again. When an Anomaly releases a yellow, sulphuric mist inhabited by giant, carnivorous worms on a gleaming new high-rise office block, Cutter and Stephen are sent in to deal with the deadly creatures with Jenny, while back at the ARC, Connor and Abby try and find a fog-battling weapon.

    Director: Andrew Gunn

    Writer: Adrian Hodges