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Sunday, 8 July 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
PrimevalS5Multiple anomalies mean a whole host of problems for the ARC team in the penultimate episode of the fifth series of Primeval.

The exhausted ARC team are struggling to cope as more anomalies are opening. As the whole team let Lester in on the secrets of Matt's mission, they are interrupted by worrying news – anomalies are opening everywhere and there are reports of a T Rex loose on the streets. Matt knows this is something important – the time he's been waiting for is now. His main aim now is to get to Philip's machine and switch it off before it can create havoc. Asking Connor to distract Philip, Matt heads off to New Dawn, while the others go off into the field to deal with the multiple anomalies.

As he attempts to run interference and stop him leaving, Philip lets on to Connor about the coming climax of convergence – his work has contributed to a machine that will not only solve the world's energy crisis but also close the anomalies and stop the threat of creatures from now on. Accompanying Philip to New Dawn to keep an eye on him, the pair are interrupted by a rogue Gorgonopsid forcing them into a major car accident, leaving Connor trapped and Philip just crawling to safety. Realising Philip is about to get away, Connor attempts to stop him, revealing the truth about Matt and the mission. When Philip is dismissive, it's all Connor can do to pull his EMD on him - only to discover that a paranoid Philip has disabled it. As Philip escapes to New Dawn, the race is on to get there before he can turn on the machine.

While the rest of the team fight the creatures, Abby rushes to save Connor, where the pair reconcile over his recent behaviour. Matt and Emily race to New Dawn, fighting off a swarm of vicious Anurognathus, as Connor and Abby arrive to help. Finally they make it to Philip's control room - before a stand-off with Philip ensues. As Abby and Emily run interference to distract the creatures, Matt attempts to reason with Philip while Connor climbs inside the machine to disable it. But as convergence reaches its climax, Philip moves to turn on the machine, harnessing the energy of the anomalies. In the process, Connor falls into the newly-created monster anomaly. Is he lost forever?

The episode is currently scheduled to go out on ITV1 on Saturday 14th July at 6pm but the transmission time may change, as has happened with previous episodes this series following the original announcement of programme details.

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