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Terra Nova: Instinct

When Terra Nova comes under attack from a legion of Pterosaurs, Jim and Taylor must find a way to save the colony before it's completely overtaken. Elisabeth discovers a former flame is also living in Terra Nova and may have been responsible for her recruitment. Syke tries to make Josh feel at home and Reynolds get protective of Maddy.

Source: FOX

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 1ASW03
Airdate: Monday October 03rd, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Oct 10, 2011

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (21 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Simone Kessell
As Lt. Alicia Washington
Dean Geyer
As Reynolds
Peter Lamb
As Casey Durwin
Nicholas Cooper (2)
As Robert Stanley
Mikhael Wilder
As Gillers
Louis Okada
As Lt. Okuda

Co-Guest Stars
Byron Brochmann
As Tower Guard
Ross Price
As Fish Filleter
Yves Chapano
As Scientist
Main Cast
Jason O'Mara
As James "Jim" Shannon
Shelley Conn
As Dr. Elisabeth Shannon
Allison Miller
As Skye Alexandria Tate
Landon Liboiron
As Josh Shannon
Naomi Scott
As Maddy Shannon
Rod Hallett
As Dr. Malcolm Wallace
Alana Mansour
As Zoe Shannon
Stephen Lang
As Commander Nathaniel Taylor


The scene opens with a Terra Nova team out on the outside when they hear something. The security team gets out and investigates further. They get a have a flat tire. They hear a sound of screeching. They look up and they are attacked by something. The next day at Terra Nova, Lt. Alicia Washington talks to Josh, Zoe, Maddy and other children of the camp on how to make fire. Reynolds is there to help Maddy along too. Washington asks where North is and Maddy shows her smart intelligence again with the right answer. Josh is told that he is on bathroom cleaning duty from his sneaking off time. They get home and Zoe has a Venus Fly Trap and Maddy shows off her intelligence again by telling Jim and Elizabeth about the plant that Zoe has. Josh comes up and tells that Maddy’s head is used. Later in the evening, Jim and Elizabeth finally get a moment alone and kiss. However, there is something making a screeching noise. He goes out and scares away one of the flying dinosaurs. When he comes back, he finds that Zoe has found her way to the bed. ..

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Episode Notes
When Jim says to his daughter that she's only 16, that's been overdubbed as he actually says she's only 15.

Warning: Terra Nova season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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