Danny’s back. Now there’s a surprise. (Not)
The devastated team keeps working after Cutter’s death, the ARC is being rebuilt. Lester’s nemesis is revealed (to the audience) to have not only a captive future predator, but an anomaly all her own – one that has a “cloaking device” keeping the ARC people from finding it.
Meanwhile, the reporter causes problems and steals a detector, allowing him and a camera crew to arrive first at an anomaly appearance.
Out from the anomaly comes a giganotosaurus, a giant Cretaceous theropod. He eats some people – even that guy from Chased by Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Park – attacks a plane and generally causes a nuisance.
Conner and crew battle the creature, and have their bacon pulled out of the fire by Danny Quinn, who has been following them.
Conner succeeds in locking the anomaly, and it appears the nosy reporter people are killed.
I’m really not happy that the actor portraying Danny Quinn has been billed as the first name on the credits. Surely he’s not to be the new star or the show and leader of the squad? As previously pointed out – he’s totally unqualified to be anything but a gunman/detective. They proved to us that Cutter’s art sculpture could predict anomalies, meaning they aren’t random and now they tell us Cutter didn’t bother to explain it to anyone, so the secret is lost. I don’t think Danny Quinn is going to piece it together, that’s for sure.
Although it appears that the reporters are squashed under the giganotosaurus’ feet, in the next shot, the floor underneath is remarkable clean and reporter-smear free.
Here’s a question. Just as the anomaly opened, why did the shipping crate shake around? Was that from magnetic force, or something else inside it? Why then did the giganotosaurus happen to attack the airplane that was carrying that same crate? What possible interest would a plane be to it?
Has no one on the team noticed that this series, for some reason, the anomalies are now “sized” to match the creature that comes out of them? First the little tiny anomaly for the diictodons and now the giant one for the giganotosaurus. Unless that’s just bad production design, it must mean that there’s some advanced thought that goes into the opening of an anomaly, but by whom or what? And wouldn’t that invalidate the notion that Cutter’s model was accurate?
Actually, it seems that the series has been cornered into an ever-restricted space. Consider: Originally, they didn’t know when an anomaly opened, they didn’t know where they opened, they didn’t know what came out of them and there was nothing they could do with them.
Now they know immediately when one opens, they can track it, they can close it and they’ve already stumbled upon the secret to moving one – even if Conner hasn’t implemented such a device yet, it’s only a matter of time. Really, what’s left for them to do? Oh, I know, let’s throw in some secret government intrigue!