Since the death of Stephen Hart (James Murray), Nick (Douglas Henshall) and his team have been trying to come to terms with their loss. To try to prevent deaths in the future, James (Ben Miller) hires Captain Becker (Ben Mansfield) to keep everyone alive.
It’s not long before another anomaly is detected. It is located in the British Museum. The team, Nick, Jenny (Lucy Brown), Connor (Andrew Lee Potts) and Abby (Hannah Spearritt) assemble, along with Captain Becker and his men, in front of the museum. Inside they find the body of one of the museum workers, Marion Taylor (Regina Freedman). Further into the museum they find Sarah Page (Laila Rouass), one of the museum’s Egyptologists.
Sarah is attacked by a large crocodile-like creature called a Pristichampsus. She tells the team that it looked like the goddess Ammut. The anomaly appeared within an Egyptian sculpture called the “Sun Cage”. While Nick and Abby chase after the Pristichampsus, Connor, Sarah and Becker secure the anomaly so nothing more can come through.
Connor determines that the anomaly opens up into the Eocene Epoch. Connor discovers that when the “Sun Cage” is moved, the anomaly moves with it leading him to believe that the Egyptians were familiar with the anomaly. The anomalies have a strong magnetic pull that will suck in anything metal. When Connor uses a light fixture to push back another Pristichampsus trying to come through, the electric current interrupts the magnetic pull. The affect is temporary, and Connor doesn’t have time to investigate the phenomenon.
In the meantime, James learns that and old acquaintance, Christine Johnson (Belinda Stewart-Wilson), has been assigned as the Home Office’s military liaison officer to the Anomaly Research Centre. Christine is secretly after an artifact that has already been stolen by Helen (Juliet Aubrey).
Episode 1 of season 3 features a Pristichampsus. It is a crocodile type creature from the early Eocene period. The Pristichampsus could walk on either two legs or four legs.
One of my favorite things about this episode is that you get to see a creature that looks a little like “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile” 2022 rampage through London.
At the time of filming Ben Miller and Belinda Stewart-Wilson were married.
Ammut or Ammit, "Devourer of the Dead", was an ancient Egyptian goddess. She had the forequarters of a lion, the hindquarters of a hippopotamus, and the head of a crocodile.