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2x3 Smilodon 65 (1)

A Smilodon cub came through an Anomaly to the 1990s - early 2000s. Valerie Irwin found it in her garage and raised it, believing it to be an escaped government genetic experiment. The Smilodon was tame to Valerie, but killed her boyfriend Dave when he "got careless." Valerie took care of it, and it treated her as a motherly figure as it had known her since it was a cub. (Episode 2.3)

Episode 2.3[]

The Smilodon stalked and killed Warren in Blue Sky Park's paintballing area, and the park's owner, Peter Campbell, at a train station the following night. When the ARC team investigated and realised what the Smilodon was, they tried to trap it in a pit the day after Campbell's death. But the trap went awry when the Smilodon chased Nick Cutter up a tree and escaped.

Later, when Cutter went to Valerie's house searching for the Smilodon, Valerie set the creature on Cutter. The Smilodon chased and fought Cutter through and out of the house, until Valerie intervened. The Smilodon then killed Valerie in a frenzy before Abby Maitland tranquilised it.

The Smilodon was then taken by the ARC, but Oliver Leek had it smuggled to his Creature Prisonto use the Smilodon as part of his creature army. Leek covered up the Smilodon's disappearance by telling Cutter that it had died and its body had been destroyed as a health and safety protocol. It was kept in the prison along with another of its kind, pacing restlessly in its cage.

Episode 2.6/2.7[]

Oliver used the captive Smilodon to try and kill Abby, Jenny Lewis, Connor Temple and Caroline Steel by locking the four in a room with the creature. Abby faced up to the Smilodon when she recognised it. It tried to attack her but Abby dodged the Smilodon's attack, causing the creature to accidentally trip the controls; freeing the group. The Smilodon then escaped into the facility.

The Smilodon and the other creatures were later lured back to the cage room by the feeding time siren and locked inside with Stephen Hart. The trapped creatures, including the Smilodon, set about surrounding and killing Stephen, then presumably died when they turned on and destroyed each other.


Primeval (TV series)