Lester: Sorry, is he having a nervous breakdown? Anyhow, I’ve got a meeting, so if someone can call an ambulance…
Lester: Getting a little old for imaginary friends, Professor.
Lester: Cutter’s always eccentric but I’m beginning to think he’s just plain deranged.
Leek: Well, I suppose all very brilliant men are a little bit unusual, sir.
Lester: I’m brilliant, Leek, and I’m not the least bit unusual.
Cutter: I could kiss you, Connor.
Connor: That’s really sweet but maybe not while those people are watching.
Connor: Where’s my gun? Abby’s got one.
Stephen: She knows how to use it.
Abby: How many animals have you tranquilised?
Connor: I’ve played darts. You know, sometimes I think you don’t trust me with firearms.
Stephen: Don’t know who gives you that idea.
Stephen: Are we okay?
Cutter: About what?
Stephen: Can’t ignore what happened.
Cutter: Oh, you mean the fact that you slept with my wife? Stephen, if you’re looking for closure, I’m a little bit busy.
Cutter: Helen’s mad. Took off through an anomaly for eight years, does that strike you as well-balanced? Just forget her.
Stephen: Do you think the raptors have gone back through?
Cutter: When was life ever that simple?
Lester: Leek, has the concept of personal space ever been explained to you?
Leek: Sorry sir, it’s from the Ministry and it’s marked top priority.
Lester: The last thing I need is some greasy PR supremo sucking up to the press. This isn’t a reality TV show.
Lester: (to Cutter) Let me know the minute it’s safe to reopen, and keep in touch. You know how I worry when I don’t hear from you.
Cutter: Look at it, just a perfect killing machine. Do you know, in a fair fight, mammals wouldn’t stand a chance.
Stephen: Well, speaking as a mammal, I’m only in favour of cheating.
Cutter: I want you to take this back to the bowling alley and come and meet us over at the store.
Connor: On my own?
Cutter: It’s unconscious, you’ve got nothing to worry about.
Connor: What if it’s just playing dead?
Cutter: Playing dead? Well, it’s a Cretaceous-era predator, so this creature is pretty smart, so… Yeah, he’s probably… Watch out for that.
Boy: What the hell was that?
Cutter: A radio-controlled Cretaceous-era raptor, probably be on the shelves by Christmas.
Connor: If I was gonna shoot anyone, you’d so be like the last person I’d shoot. Apart from me mother, obviously, but you’d be way down the bottom of the list with her. In fact, I don’t think I’d shoot either of you.
Connor: So guys, let me get this straight. All we have to do is drag two of the angriest creatures in the known universe through a hole in time, back into an ancient world where we don’t know what’s waiting on the other side for us.
Stephen: When you put it like that, it sounds so easy.
Cutter: I’m gonna do this on my own.
Abby: We’ll help.
Connor: Who’s “we”? I didn’t say I wouldn’t. I just prefer if I could do my own volunteering.
Lester: You’re late.
Cutter: So fire me.
Lester: We can all dream.
Lester: Yes, meet Professor Nick Cutter. A fascinating study of the tipping point between inspiration and lunacy.
Abby: You know what? I’m gonna go home, you choose. But no horror, no action and definitely no sci-fi.
Rex tries to bite Caroline)
Abby: I suppose he’s just doing what his instinct dictates.
Caroline: So, are you two a couple, then?
Abby: Me and Connor? No. God no. As if.
Connor: You don’t have to make it sound so unlikely.
Jenny: Can you stop doing that, please?
Cutter: Doing what?
Jenny: Staring at me.
Cutter: I’m not allowed to look at you?
Jenny: Not like that.
Cutter: Like what?
Jenny: Like you know me.
Cutter: See, I feel like I do know you.
Jenny: Lester told me you were odd.
Cutter: Don’t put too much faith in anything Lester says.
Jenny: I don’t see why not. He seems like a very impressive man.
Cutter: You’re right, I probably don’t you.
Cutter: Watch where you’re swinging that thing!
Jenny: Next time I’ll leave it to yourself to get out of trouble!
Cutter: Fine! It’s not as if I was asking for help.
Jenny: You were doing so well on your own!
Cutter: Everything was fine until you showed up!
Connor: Abby, can you not crowd me so much? A little bit of space, thanks.
Jenny: I’m impressed. After everything Stephen’s done, you’ll willing to risk your life for him.
Cutter: Meaning what?
Jenny: Lester asked me to assess anything that might interfere with the team’s efficiency. I thought Stephen’s affair with Helen would come into that category.
Jenny: The most sensible thing would be to let Stephen fend for himself.
Cutter: Yeah. Yeah. You’re right. Now, are you coming? Or are you gonna stay down here and be sensible?
Valerie: I’m sorry, what did you say your name was?
Jenny: I didn’t.
Cutter: Connor, keep an eye out. If you see anything suspicious, call me.
Connor: Hang on. What am I supposed to do if I do see something? Talk it to death?
Abby: Jenny said she’ll meet you there?
Cutter: Why, why, why is she coming?
Abby: Obviously doesn’t trust you with the public.
West: Who are you? What do you want?
Cutter: I’m from the James Lester Animal Foundation. You’ve probably heard of us.
Cutter: You’re a flirt.
Cutter: You. You were flirting with him.
Jenny: I was just being friendly. Your way wasn’t exactly working, was it?
Cutter: Well no, I don’t have the eyelashes for it.
Jenny: Listen, you do the creatures, I’ll do the people. Deal?
Cutter: Any questions?
Connor: Can I have a gun?
Cutter: Take a wild guess.
Cutter: Good guess.
Connor: I was trying to protect people today, you know. I think if you were in that situation you’d have done the same thing.
Abby: Yea well, maybe without shooting the guy in the lion costume.
Connor: The sun was in my eyes when I…. I’m not talking about it again.
Connor: You look really hot through these.
Abby: It’s infrared, Connor, not X-ray.
Cutter: Let’s go.
Connor: Oh no, I can’t. I’ve got a date with Caroline.
Cutter: Is she pretty?
Abby: Why is she (Caroline) around so much anyway?
Connor: Don’t be naive, Abby. You’re looking at the reason, aren’t you?
Jenny: So, what about you? Do you have someone?
Cutter: Erm.. No, I’m not particularly good at that. My wife left me eight and a half years ago to travel through the anomalies and the next woman that I likes, she…She left.
Cutter: I don’t seem to be a particularly attractive romantic proposition at the moment. And on that note, if you’ll excuse me, I have a hot date with a dead shark.
Lester: Give me some good news.
Cutter: We still haven’t found the boy.
Lester: No, that’s bad news. Good news make people happy. Keep trying.
Lester: So, to sum up then. We are looking for a deadly, skin shedding aquatic predator with a neat line in Charlotte Church impressions. The marketing possibilities are endless.
Connor: She (Caroline) stayed up for me.
Abby: She didn’t stay up, did she? She’s asleep.
Connor: Well it’s the thought that counts, isn’t it?
Leek: Shall I speak to the contractors?
Lester: No, don’t worry. I’ll get myself a shovel and a cement mixer and do it myself. Yes, of course you should speak to the contractors, you idiot.
Lester: Next time I sack you, you might at least pretend to stay sacked for more than five minutes. Still, I supposed it’s just as well you decided to disobey my orders. If it had been left up to Stephen, we’d all still be looking in the wrong place, wouldn’t we?
Abby: Back there on the other side of the anomaly, you said something.
Connor: Yeah. I said a lot of things, didn’t I? Mainly “argh!”
Jenny: This better not be another false alarm.
Cutter: Why, were you busy?
Jenny: Engagament party.
Connor: Very nice. Anybody we know?
Jenny: Mine, actually.
Connor: (On Jenny) She looks amazing.
Cutter: Hmm… So does a velociraptor.
Helen: You don’t mind, do you? I’ve got slime from the Devonian. The smell would make your eyes water.
Stephen: And this was the only shower you could find within a million years.
Connor: What would you do in my position?
Stephen: What did you say to her exactly?
Connor: Well, you know I… I think… I think I said I loved her.
Stephen: You think?
Stephen: If you love Abby, just tell her.
Connor: You wouldn’t do it for me, would you?
Taylor: I ain’t baggage, no one has to carry me.
Cutter: She ain’t baggage.
Stephen: Taylor ain’t baggage.
Taylor: One minute I’m in Hackey and the next I’m in the desert. They way I look at it, I’ve probably been hypnotised or something and you brought me here as this big joke. I bet there are cameras everywhere.
Cutter: Yeah, and the public gets to vote which one of us gets eaten first.
Jenny: So what do we do now?
Lester: We carry on. Daphne and Scrappy will have to take charge of the anomaly operation.
Connor: You mean us?
Lester: Unfortunately yes. God help us.
Leek: Terrible loss. Such a brilliant man, and of course a good friend.
Lester: Are you out of your mind? Cutter and I loathed each other.
Lester: You know, I never thought I’d say this, but given a choice between you and Connor, I’m very glad to have you back.
Lester: My worst nightmare, in once sentence.
Jenny: Mammoth on the M25!
Cutter: Colombian mammoth.
Lester: The flavour is immaterial.
Leek: The Colombian was a hairless species, sir.
Lester: I don’t care if it’s shaved its legs and got a bikini wax. It’s on a motorway in broad daylight.
Cutter: (to Stephen) If you think Helen is here to help you’re madder than she is.
Lester: Why is everyone telling me facts about mammoths today? Do I look interested?
Abby: She (Caroline) has stolen Rex.
Cutter: What kind of a girl steals your lizard when you split up?
Lester: Why would Leek go to so much trouble to try and kill me?
Cutter: I think that was just the icing on the cake. Surprisingly, I think there’s something much bigger than just you going on here.
Lester: I see. First I’m a traitor, now I’m insignificant. You’re really gonna hurt my feelings.
Cutter: If Leek wanted to kill you, he could have just pushed you down a lift shaft but he didn’t, he studied the anomalies.
Lester: You know, my kids are really pestering me for a pet. If you can’t find a home for him…
Leek: You see, people like me and you, we don’t get the pretty girls, Connor. We’re the nerds, the losers, the uncool.
Connor: Speak for yourself. I do all right with women. I’m just… choosy.
Lester: Now, if you don’t mind, I think there’s some snooker on the other channel.