- "This is wrong. No Human being in history has seen these creatures alive before us... we've been given the most amazing gift. And how do we repay that? That privilege? By killing them because they're... inconvenient. What does that say about humans? About us? Lester, after all we've done here, is this how we're going to be remembered?"
- ―Abby Maitland on a decision to euthanise the ARC's captive creatures.[src]
|Profession|| Zookeeper (formerly)|
|Organisations worked for|| Wellington Zoo|
Anomaly Research Centre
|Skills||Excellent with animals|
|Appearances||See full list below|
Abigail "Abby" Sarah Maitland (born ca. 1985) is a gutsy zoologist and a member of the Anomaly Research Centre, notable for her love for and skill with animals and the creatures. Abby is the elder brother of Jack Maitland and is believed to currently be the wife of Connor Temple.
Abby was shown to be gutsy and headstrong, and to have a strong love for animals (except for spiders), especially reptiles. When it came to love interest, Abby could easily get her feelings hurt, but would try to remain positive and upbeat. Abby could also sometimes be remarkably deceitful to get her own way and/or to protect others; never telling the rest of the team that she had secretly kept Rex until they found out for themselves.
Abby was born circa 1985, and was sexually abused by her stepfather as a child. As a child, and before her father's death, Abby's parents took her to the Galapagos Islands, where she developed a love of reptiles that would strongly remain with her in her later years. She was later joined by a brother, Jack.
As a young adult, Abby started university, but she left after only one term after getting her dream job as a zookeeper. By her early 20s, Abby had become a zookeeper at Wellington Zoo.
One day, Abby was trying to get two of Wellington Zoo's lizards, Brad and Angelina, to mate without success, and her boss Tim Parker then came to inform her that the reptile program was to be cut, and thus Abby's job was under threat. Abby was upset about this despite Parker's offer to give her an attachment at the bug house, until she learned of a boy, Ben Trent, who wanted the Zoo to collect his lizard Rex; Abby was fascinated by Rex and offered to fill in for this for Parker, before hearing about the bug house attachment.
Abby later drove to the Trent house, where she met Ben and was introduced to Rex, whom she took an immediate liking to but was unable to identify. Abby and Ben then took Rex with them into the Forest of Dean so Ben could show Abby where he found Rex, but on the way they found a dead cow in a tree and heard a large predator with them in the Forest. Ben subsequently ran off, leaving Abby and Rex behind as they tried to catch up with him. Eventually, Rex got free of Abby and flew into a bush, and Abby went in after him in time to evade being seen by a Gorgonopsid.
The lost Rex and Abby subsequently continued trying to find their way back out of the Forest after nightfall, until they came across a Scutosaurus and then met Nick Cutter, Claudia Brown, Connor Temple and Stephen Hart. When Cutter then examined the Scutosaurus to try and see what it was, Abby was baffled to learn that it was an anapsid like a tortoise, and gave Cutter advice on how to avoid making the creature nervous. Abby, Cutter and Claudia later returned to the Trent house in the aftermath of an attack on Ben's bedroom by the Gorgonopsid, and when Ben asked Abby to back up his claims to his mother about the creature, Abby reluctantly covered it up. Claudia subsequently told Abby and Cutter that they would have to sign the Official Secrets Act, and the trio discussed the Scutosaurus; Abby was certain that it was a herbivore, and that there was another, more predatory creature on the loose. The group subsequently ran back to the Scutosaurus and scared it with torches to see where it would flee to, and watched it disappear into an Anomaly.
The next day, after Home Office scientists arrived and secured the Anomaly, Abby felt frightened, confused and exhilarated from the previous night's events; and was worried for Rex as the scientists took him away, but was comforted by Stephen. Claudia subsequently took Cutter and Abby back to the Home Office to sign the Official Secrets Act, and Cutter theorised that the Anomaly was a portal in time and Rex and the other creatures from it were prehistoric animals that had crossed through it to the Present from the Permian period. When James Lester had Rex tested on to confirm Cutter's theory, Abby watched with the others and criticised the scientists' methods of handling Rex, until Rex escaped the lab and went flying around the building. Abby and Claudia followed Rex through the Home Office to an open window in the offices. Abby tried to convince Rex out of flying out the window and escaping with food, and Rex initially flew out anyway but then returned and flew into Abby's lap; leaving the rest of the team impressed at Abby's skill with him.
The following night, when Cutter and Captain Tom Ryan were about to go through the Anomaly and return Rex, Abby handed Rex over to Cutter for this and asked hiom to be careful. Two hours later, when Cutter and Ryan came back through the Anomaly just before it closed, Abby noticed that Rex had also returned through to the Present and was now marooned there. Abby did not alert any of the others to this and hid Rex, just before the Gorgonopsid attacked the site before being killed by Stephen. Abby subsequently took Rex to and kept him at her flat, and kept his presence in the Present secret from the rest of the team. The day after the Gorgonopsid was killed, Abby was present as Cutter argued with Lester that the phenomenon wasn't over, and she, Cutter, Stephen and Connor then left.
- Connor: "Wow. Is it just me or is it really hot in here?"
- Abby: "I'll get changed."
- ―Connor subtly tells Abby she's underdressed
The team soon get news of another creature sighting in the London Underground and went to investigate. After Captain Ryan's failed attempt to explore brought them the knowledge that the anomaly creatures were from the Carboniferous, Cutter, Abby and Stephen decided to head down themselves, though Abby had to convince Claudia her skills with animals could help, although she told Stephen bugs weren't her thing. After encountering some giant spiders Abby spots the anomaly, but spots another creature, an Arthropleura, which attacks them and forces Abby and Stephen to leave Cutter. Claudia was unable to contact Cutter, and because Abby and Stephen were unable to identify the Arthropleura, Connor was called back in as Stephen went to find Cutter himself. Stephen was poisoned by the giant centipede and Cutter brought him back, and as Stephen was loaded into an ambulance he asks Abby out for dinner because he thinks he's dying but Abby is sure he won't. Learning from a nurse that a pure sample of venom could be used to find an anti-venom, Abby told the others and they began looking for the Arthropleura, and eventually the successfully killed it and got some of its venom. Stephen woke up after an anti-venom began helping him recover, but he had lost his memory, and although Abby was hurt she decided her feelings for him didn't matter for the moment.
- Connor: "Is that perfume?"
- Abby: "I can do the girl thing."
- ―Abby tries to impress Stephen
Abby and Connor visited Stephen as he was leaving the hospital, and although Abby dressed-to-impress, Stephen revealed his girlfriend was picking him up, leaving behind an upset Abby. An anomaly to a Cretaceous opens in a reservoir, letting through a Mosasaur which had already eaten a lifeguard through and regungitate his remains. Abby and Connor took water samples, and Abby longed for the wetsuite-clad Stephen as Connor said he could be the action guy like Stephen. They soon spotted the Mosasaur as it swam around them, and the two ran to shore, and Connor fought it off before it gave up and went back through the closing anomaly. Abby thanked Connor for saving her life and hugged him, although he seemed to hug her for a bit too long for her liking. Soon the anomaly reopened in a woman's basement, and Abby helped Stephen unload equipment from the car. Stephen had now regained his memory, in turn remembering asking out Abby, and told her that he didn't want to die without her knowing he liked her, but Abby said that although she had fancied him for a bit she had decided against it. It was soon revealed to the team that Cutter's wife Helen was still alive and living through the anomalies, and Cutter was sent to find her. Abby waited with the others before telling them Cutter would be running out of air soon, and just in time as Cutter's tank had been lost as he'd tried to get through the anomaly while being attacked by the Mosasaur. Abby stayed with Cutter as he recovered and watched silently as Helen was brought back by Special Forces and taken to the Home Office by Lester's men.
While dealing with a false creature report that turned out to be a python, Connor asked Abby if he could move into her flat for a while but Abby was too busy holding the python to be able to decide at the time. Later she is feeding Rex when Connor shows up to move in, and he blackmails her into kissing him so as to impress his friends watching. Abby is surprised when Stephen showed up and had to hide Rex, but things were made awkward when Connor turned up in his underwear (due to the thermostat heat for Rex), and since Abby was also in her underwear Stephen assumed they had slept together. However they had more important matters, as Helen Cutter had said an anomaly was going to open and would lead them to it. Abby watched as Helen escaped and helped round up the Dodos that came through, and while sending them back one died suddenly. Abby, Cutter and Stephen performed an autopsy on it, and a parasite emerged and went after Abby, but Stephen caught it in a jar where it died. Some studies concluded that the parasite destroys its host's body, keeping them alive just long enough to reproduce itself: once that is achieved, parasite and host die together.Connor's friend Tom, who had taken one of the Dodos after following Connor with Duncan, became infected, and Abby prepared to do an autopsy on the other Dodo. However she is unaware it swallowed a tracking device belonging to Tom, and he shows up looking for proof of a conspiracy (the Dodo). Desperate to keep him calm and keep him from infecting her, Abby told Tom about the anomalies and that the Dodo came through it, and took Tom to the stadium to show him the anomaly, however it anomaly had closed. Tom believed Abby tricked him and people were coming to get him, so he attacked Abby but she escaped through the stadium and running out onto the pitch before he pinned her down and prepared to infect her. Fortunately the team arrives and Connor convinces Tom to let go of Abby, running in case he changed his mind. Abby watched as Tom died in Connor's arms.
Abby woke up to find Connor had completely made himself at home, and complained that he had been staying for longer than he had said earlier. She headed off to her yoga class, warning Connor to keep the windows shut so that Rex wouldn't escape. At some point she was told about a new creature attack at a gold course and went to help Cutter and Stephen search for the anomaly. Soon it was spotted in the air above them and a Pteranodon swooped over the trio. Abby wondered if it had killed a golfer, and they watched as it circled around until they saw Connor on the fairway. Assuming it going going to try eat him they warned him to get out of the way, but he was moving slowly for some reason. After the Pteranodon flew off Cutter saw a Coelurosauravus running off and Abby realised it was Rex and was furious at Connor for letting him escape, but the others weren't happy that she'd kept his return a secret. They had more important issues to deal with though, and Cutter decided to allow Abby to keep him if he could be found. Abby and Connor began searching the grounds, and Abby left Connor with a hanging threat if they couldn't find him. Fortunately they soon spotted him cowering because of something behind them. The pair turned to see a flock of Anurognathus in the trees, which promptly flew off, leaving Abby and Connor unharmed. Later Connor offered to move out but Abby decided to let him stay on a few conditions, since she had gotten used to having him around.lion's disappearance, and spotted blood, and suspected a creature might have come through the recently reopened Forest of Dean Anomaly. Connor later told her it came from a bat, but Abby dismissed it as bats got around everywhere in the zoo, and became more anxious as Tim Parker had disappeared and hadn't been seen in a while. Meanwhile the others had met up ith Helen, who explained that a Future Predator was on the loose in the present, and when Stephen told him, Connor mentioned Abby's (now missing) boss and the lion, which led him to realise the creature was in that area. Abby was feeding elephants, unaware the predator was stalking her, and while at the sea lion tank Stephen arrived to ensure she was all right, and although the predator arrived it nearly saw them before it was scared off by Special Forces soldiers. Abby continued working while the others searched for the creature, but soon heard a scuffle in the car park and found Connor at the predator's mercy. Abby threw a rock at it to grab its attention, and Stephen shot it, which caused it to flee. Connor thanked Abby, and she said she'd had to because he hadn't paid his rent yet. Soon the predator was killed and its yound captured, and after a decision was made to find the future Anomaly in the Permian to prevent more coming through, Abby watched as Cutter, Ryan and Helen departed after Claudia kissed Cutter in front of everyone, and was unsure what to make of Stephen and Helen's glances at each other. Cutter and Helen returned, as all the others were dead and Abby watched as it was revealed Stephen had once had an affair with Helen, who went back through the anomaly. Cutter asked where Claudia was, but Abby and none of the others had a clue who he was talking about, leading Cutter to realise that the timelne had changed Anomaly Research Centre, for ages. Shortly after arriving they learnt of another creature attack in a shopping centre, and went with the others to investigate. Abby was allowed to use a tranquiliser gun since she knew how to use it, to Connor's jealousy. Inside the team found out the creature was a Dromaeosaur, and began searching for it. Connor was chased by the dinosaur and Abby closed a shutter to keep him out of harm's way. They soon encountered a cleaner and she and Connor started escorting him to the changing room before he was to be evacuated, and wary of hdden danger, she allowed Connor to use her gun to ensure the area was safe. However a baby raptor attacked the Cleaner and Connor tried to shoot it, but Abby was shot in the leg and fell asleep. Connor took Abby and the raptor to the bowling alley where the anomaly was located, and she was laid to rest, leaving Connor worried that she was going to kill him when she woke up. She wakes up she distracts an adult Dromaeosaur when the others were trying to trap it, and was prepared to try fight it off with a pool cue before it ran off. After it was brought down Abby examined it and noted how it was more like a bird before she asked Cutter about Claudia Brown, being curious about the supposed change in the timeline after his return, and though she wanted to believe him she found it difficult to accept. Later at the ARC she was introduced to the team's new PR Jenny Lewis, and watched as Cutter made the assumption she was Claudia.
Abby and Connor were out selecting a movie to watch before she decided to leave it up to Connor and left. At her flat she was introduced to someone who had apparently picked Connor named Caroline Steel to watch a movie with them. Abby disliked Caroline almost immediately, and didn't care that she and Connor had an anomaly to deal with instead. At the ARC, Oliver Leek proved no help in supplying the pair with equipment that could clear fog from the anomaly, and she suggested going to a garden centre and Connor called her a genius. As they were leaving Connor claimed that the cleaner from the mall was in the ARC dressed as a soldier, and didn't believe him since she didn't recognise him or even get a good look at the cleaner. Using leaf blowers to clear the fog, she helped rescue people trapped in the building from the Fog Worms before going with Connor to turn up the building's heating to clear the fog entirely. Abby fought a worm with her kickboxing skills and turned on the heating. She didn't care when Connor lost Caroline's her mobile number, but was disappointed when she shows up again at her flat looking for her mobile. The went out on a date, leaving Abby behind wondering about how she truly felt about Connor.park manager. He was soon attacked by the creature, a Smilodon, and Abby helped set a trap using an excavator to dig a hole, but she uncovered a body that had been mauled by the Smilodon. It arrived and attacked Cutter, and Abby used the excavator to fight it before Cutter lured it away, giving Abby the chance to shoot it, but she missed and it got away. Cutter determined the body had been mauled by the cat several days earlier, and someone knew about the Smilodon and was hiding it. Jenny had gone to arrest a farmer who used to keep lions, and Stephen, Abby and Connor arrivied in time to keep her from getting killed. However the farmer had no idea what the sabre-tooth was and Cutter called the group when he learned that the park ranger Valerie Irwin had been hiding the Smilodon for years. They arrived too late to keep the Smilodon from killing her, and Abby gave the cat a tranquiliser for its transportation back to the ARC, but Leek claimed that it had died and accused Abby of overdosing it.
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- Abby: "Just let me go."
- Connor: "I can't. I love you."
- ―Connor tells Abby his feelings for her in the face of death
She was practising her kickboxing when Caroline interupted, and teaches her about scissor-kicking the opponent in the throat to Abby's chargin. A new anomaly is detected and at the canal she makes it clear she doesn't like Caroline showing up more and more at her flat and disbelieves the reason Caroline and Connor aren't close, making Connor angry. Abby scanned the water and fought with Connor again. She later helps Cutter and Stephen examine a dead Future Shark, which was presumed to have killed a missing boy named Lucien but it was proved otherwise. Upon returning home she was horrified when she discovered Rex in the freezer and refused to believe Caroline that it was an accident and angrily told Connor to keep her away from Rex in the future. The next day after Cutter recovered from an attack from the Cleaner, leading the group to suspect a conspiracy, she and Connor fought once again, at one point refering to Caroline as 'Cruella de Ville'. While awaiting to see if they could lure the creature in to their boat, Abby saw something in the water but dismissed before she was kidnapped by a Mer Creature and dragged into the canal.Abby was unconscious in the water for some time before awakening to find herself trapped in a water tank with the missing boy Lucien. Despite attempts to get free the Mer roared at them to stay silent. The water in the tank was rising and assurred Lucien they weren't going to die because of the 'overgrown tadpole'. They heard someone breaking into the room but Abby was dragged beneath the surface again. She was taken to another part of the flooded warehouse and a Mer prepared to attack her before she used the scissor kick technique Caroline had taught her to knock it away. Connor arrived and assured her she was now safe, only for a MerQueen to arrive and knock Connor into the water, leaving Abby worried he was dead before she was dragged through the anomaly into the Future Beach. The MerQueen left her underneath a ledge, and was found by the still alive Connor who tried to pull her to safety. As the MerQeen started coming back Abby implored Connor to let her go and save himself, but Connor wouldn't, saying he loved her. Fortunately Cutter and Stephen arrive and help them both up, before killing the MerQueen. Back on the other side of the anomaly Abby farewelled Lucien, telling him Connor wasn't her boyfriend despite what he thought, and asked Cutter if the future was how they were going to end up, and Cutter theorised they were human descendants, and Abby joked she hadn't liked Cutter's. When she and Connor arrive back at the flat she asks him about what he'd said, thinking she may not have heard him right, but before Connor could say anything they were interrupted by Caroline. They left, leaving behind a disappointed Abby.
When Connor decided he would like to give a relationship with Abby a try, he talked with Abby about the posibility of him breaking up with Caroline. Abby pretended it was a difficult subject and said he should do what's best for him, but warned him againgst dumping her by text, because she thought no one should deserve such a humiliation. While waiting for Cutter and Stephen to return from the Silurian with a girl that had wandered through, something with many legs slipped past her and Connor. They chased a Giant Millipede that wound up in a family restaurant, and Abby managed to catch it in a ball pit, but reprimanded Connor for his childish behavior. After tossing the large bug through the closing anomaly, she prevented Connor from going through to get Cutter and Stephen as the anomaly closed, leaving the pair trapped. They returned to the ARC to tell Lester, who decided to leave her and Connor in charge. While Connor was worried about taking charge of the operation alone, Abby reassured him he wouldn't have to. They were later called to another anomaly site, and were greatly relieved to find Cutter and Stephen back alive with the rescued girl. When they returned to the flat later, she was worried when the place was a mess and couldn't find Rex.Columbian Mammoth had appeared on the M25, and though she was prepared to try and tranq it, they needed more firepower, but had nothing they could use, so Abby took a sleek sports car to get to a nearby safari park so that she could get female elephant urine to get the mammoth's attention. However the anomaly closed and the mammoth was contained within a truck. When later looking after it in the ARC, Abby warned Lester about the dangers of the mammoth and wasn't happy with his joke about selling its ivory tusks. Stephen tried to convince Abby that keeping the public in the dark about the anomalies was wrong, but Abby pointed out that if people knew prehistoric animals were in the present, how would they react when an animal is going extinct nearly ever day. Cutter set up a trap and while waiting Abby told him about Caroline stealing Rex, before Jenny arrived and was forced to reveal the traitor was Leek. Connor was hacking into Leek's personal file, she was curious about how Connor knew so much he shouldn't about the others, and tricked him into admitting he'd been through her file too by asking him what her middle name was, and demanded he keep out of her file again. While Lester and his men went after Leek, Connor realised he could find Caroline and Rex by tracing her mobile, so she went with him along with Cutter and Jenny, only to end up in Leek's clutches at his secret base as he unvealed his alliance with Helen and his captured creatures.
When held in a cell with Connor, Leek took Caroline in there and Abby immeditaely deduced she was his spy, though had to tell Connor since he couldn't figure out why she was there. After demanding to know where Rex was, she and Caroline began fghting, and after accidentally hitting Connor he managed to stop the fight. Leek showed them his creatures once again, and Abby spotted Rex inside one of the cages, and though she tried to touch him she was unable to because of the laser bars. They were locked up again with Jenny and Caroline, and was clearly sympathetic when she realised Caroline hadn't known what was going on. Afterwards they were placed in an arena and were faced with a Smilodon. Abby recognised it as the one that killed Valerie, and allowed herself to become distanced from the others so that it would try and attack her. As it leapt Abby moved out of the way, having tricked it into attacking exposed wires and caused it to run off. Leek's facility suddenly went offline, and while trying to find a way out, they found the escaped Rex to Abby's relief, and that he had also found a way to the surface. After Rex was shot as they were escaping, she thanked Caroline for bringing him out. Later, at Stphen's funeral, she and Connor make their peace with Caroline, and prepares to reach for his hand but decided against it, before they headed off to another anomaly.
to be added...British Museum so she woke Connor up by pouring Rex's food on him. After they arrived they were introduced to Captain Becker and began searching the museum and came across a dead woman and an Egyptologist named Sarah Page. They found the anomaly and went after the Pristichampsus with Cutter. While searching she noted that they were not as good as the dead Stphen in animal tracking, and while too late to save a traffic warden she found a tooth and realised the creature was a crocodilian and would head to the river. They spotted it when it left the river and they cornered it in a building. Abby tried to sedate it, but almost hit Cutter and while her and a cleaner crashed through the window the injured creature began heading back to the museum. When it returned to the museum and went through the anomaly she learnt of Sarah's joke of a curse on Connor and found it amusing, and told her not to tell him yet.
After Cutter made a prediction with his new matrix, she, Connor and Jenny went to an abandoned house to see whether or not an Anomaly would open. She pretended to be in trouble and when Connor came running she was flattered that he would risk his own life to help her. After being forced off the property by Danny Quinn, Jenny and Connor went to find out what happened to the house as Abby remained behind to keep an eye on things. After spotting something inside she was ambushed by a Camouflage Beast and fell down the stairs, knocking herself out. When the others found her she couldn't remember what had happened. Jenny took Abby to get checked up and upon returning to the house Jenny left to get Connor out of jail. During their absence she noticed a little girl feeding the Camouflage Beast and realised that it is what killed the people fourteen years earlier and assured the girl it was no longer her responsibility to look after it. After telling the others of the creature, she went inside when someone went inside, and learnt he was the survivor of the three boys that had been in fourteen years ago. Soon the anomaly opened as Cutter had predicted and Abby watched as Danny shot the creature back through.
- Pregnant Woman: "What kind of babies?"
- Abby: "Zebras, lions, antelopes. And I delivered a giraffe once."
- ―Abby's about to change her baby-delivering skills from animal to human
Afterwards, Abby was worried that Connor was overworking himself in repairing the anomaly detector and building his Anomaly Locking Mechanism. They headed off to another anomaly location, but the woman in charge of the building, Christine Johnson, refused to let them enter. Later Abby was elsewhere as Connor answered her phone and thought that Jack might be Abby's boyfriend. While she arrived late at another anomaly site at an airport, she watched silently as Connor tested his Locking Mechanism and was reluctant to tell him where she'd been. Abby drove her car over to where the Giganotosaur was attacking a 747 crew, Jenny and Becker, and drove them back to the hanger, picking up Connor along the way, and watched as the anomaly was unlocked and Danny lead the dinosaur through. As they were packing up Connor asked if she had sorted everything out with Jack, and Abby, unaware of his suspicions, told him that they needed to talk. At the flat she introduced Jack as her brother, but needed Connor to move out for a while, as Jack had no where else to go.
Abby was testing plants inside the ARC, and wondered why Connor had his Diictodon pets Sid and Nancy there when he had told her they were at a friend of his. When pursuing the infected Sir Richard Bentley across London, they pursued him into the sewers and realised he had transformed into a fungus creature. When Danny arrived with flamethrowers, she was reluctant to use them in case Bentley was still alive, but he was captured and transported back to the ARC, where they were forced to kill him by leaving it in the cooled ARC control room in order to keep the fungus from spreading and infecting Jenny.
to be addedTerror Birds, and Connor crashes the car, she is reluctant to leave him but lets Danny take care of him. When the birds attacked the cabin, she was forced up onto the roof and nearly fell off before Danny managed to get them back through the anomaly. Upon returning to her flat, she accepts Jack's claim that Rex is sleeping on his bed.
However, when she learnt that Jack leant Rex to a friend (though in reality he had gambled Rex away) she was furious and demanded that he get Rex back by the time she got home. When the team found a Dracorex at a junkyard, she tried to help it before it was scared off by the knight William de Mornay. She and Becker went after it, and after cornering it in a strawberry farm, they had a small argument over rescuing it and killing it, before the creature succumbed to its wounds. She and Becker transported it back to the junkyard and they and Connor helped it begin to recover. When de Monay arrived to slay the 'dragon' she stood in his way, prepared to sacrifice her own life for the dinosaur.giant bug that had come through the latest anomaly as a type of ant that was not in the fossil record, the team realised it was from the future. When Connor called Becker's soldiers guarding the anomaly, he instead got Jack who had used her detector to get to the racetrack. When she heard him being attacked the team rushed to the track and found the anomaly open. Abby was quick to start heading through the anomaly to get her brother, and Connor, Danny and Becker followed. After being attacked by Future Predators, the others thought they should go back and get extra help, but Abby was angry at them, especially Connor. When they found Jack she was relieved, but when they were trapped in an old bus, she turned on Jack for his arogance. After returning to the present she told Jack she couldn't tell him what was going on, and he told her about how he had gambled Rex away and Connor helping him. After asking Connor why he didn't use this against Jack, Connor tells her he didn't want to hurt her, the couple share a passionate kiss.
When Abby brought Rex over to play with Sid and Nancy at Lester's apartment where Connor was staying, they talk about how they don't want any weird feelings between them, though Connor did act a bit weird. At the anomaly site she and Sarah try to help a baby Embolotherium stuck in a tent. When she got inside however, she found a man in his underwear who was having his stag weekend. Though when he asked whether she was the stripper hired by his friends, she asked him cooly if he wanted to get out of there alive. After getting the baby out, Sarah and Becker teased her about the man. Before they could get the rest of the herd back through the anomaly in time it closes, but a mysterious woman named Eve whom Danny had brought with him used a bizzare device to open and close a new anomaly to send them back. She went with Danny and Eve to the ARC, and while Danny spoke with Lester, Abby noticed some strange things about Eve. When Eve reveals herself to be Helen, she demands the artefact from them, and the team pursue her to Johnson's base, but couldn't get her before the anomaly closed.Future City to stop Helen while Sarah and Becker headed back to Christine's HQ. While inside one of the buildings they are attacked by a Future Predator, and they manage to barricade themselves behind a door, which Abby notices has the ARC logo on it, meaning they are in the future version of it. They confront Helen in another room, who escapes from them by opening another anomaly and escaping. After Connor realised she's gone to kill the first humans and hence wipe out mankind they rushed to catch up by opening their own anomaly. Abby heard something clang and noticed the door was open and warned Danny, who prepared to fight off any Predators that may attack. Fortunately with another anomaly device they escape to the Cretaceous but they are attacked by three Dromaeosaurus. Abby was chased by herself before the others pulled her up into a tree. Danny threw a stun grenade down to knock out the raptors but Connor fell out of the tree and was injured. Abby refuses to leave him this time and told Danny to stop Helen. After fighting off another raptor, Connor regained consiousness, but he had broken his ankle so they climbed to the safety of a tree. After soothing Connor with making him him think of relaxing beaches, Connor asked Abby if he can move back into her flat and she says he can, and the two prepare to go to sleep.
It is mostly unknown of what happened during Abby and Connor's time in the Cretaceous, other than that they were able to make a very complex home at the base of several trees, and fed on roots and bulbs, as well as the occassional fish.
- Connor: "We could be missing our only chance to get out of here-"
- Abby: "What chance?!"
- ―Abby's given up hope of getting out of the Cretaceous
A year later, Abby and Connor were eeking out a meager existence in the Cretaceous, and by that time Abby had lost hope of ever returning home, being afraid to even think of what she missed in the present, and somewhat accidentally burned one of Connor's books. Connor got chased back to their camp by a Spinosaurus, and the two managed to survive in their reinforced home. Abby knew that the Spinosaurus was terrotorial, and convinced a reluctant Connor to move away from the Anomaly site. As they headed away, they heard a nearby Raptor and she dropped her bag, and the dinosaur ran off with her blanket. Connor went into the raptor's bower to get it, and also found Helen's Anomaly Opening Device. Abby was briefly hopeful, but saw that it was broken and told Connor to leave it, but he managed to get it working and open a new anomaly, to Abby's delight. Before they could go through, the Spinosaurus returned, and Abby, not caring where the anomaly led to, used her blanket to lure the raptor to the Spinosaurus where they fought, creating a distraction and allowing them to go through.Arriving in what appeared to be the present, they were soon forced onto the ground by soldiers from the ARC, but Becker helped them up and they shared a happy reunion. The new field team leader Matt Anderson arrived and greeted Abby and Connor, and when Connor tried to close the Anomaly, he instead unlocked it and allowed the victorious Spinosaurus through and go on a rampage through the streets. They stole one of the ARC's cars and pursued it, and were told to lure it into an Arena. As Connor tried to get the Anomaly device working again to send the creature back, Abby distracted the dinosaur with lights and music before it ate the device and imploded as an anomaly. Abby and Connor were taken to the new ARC, and upon seeing Lester, Abby noted it was good to see him again and hugged him, before he and Philip Burton told them that their jobs as field team members were redundant following a new policy instated after the last mission, saying it was for their own good, which Abby scoffed at, particulary when Philip called them amateurs. At a company apartment, Abby still felt the need to keep a lookout, and as they looked out on the city, they kissed, having being in a relationship for most of their time in the Cretaceous. Jess Parker gave her an I.D. bracelet and shows her the way to the menagerie. Inside she saw the lonely Mammoth and shared a happy reunion with Rex. When leaving, Matt asked her what she thought, and despite her assumptions of him being trigger happy like all the other soldiers she's known, he proved to be caring towards the creatures, wanting to get them home as much as she does. Later Connor called her to ask if there's being an Anomaly alert after finding evidence of a fresh kill, but there hadn't been one. She agreed to come down to the docks, unaware she was being followed by Matt.
When she met up with Connor and his old friend Duncan, who had been looking into creature sightings, Abby confirmed she was Connor's girlfriend to Duncan. Before she could see the body it had disappeared, and workers arrived to torch the building despite their attempts to get them to leave. The fire angered the Kaprosuchus and it attacked, but Matt arrived and helped them escape. While searching, Abby radioed Matt to tell them it was in the water and pursued it in a motor boat to the harbour. She warned a barge's captain to evacuate the ship while Becker arrives and knocks the creature out with an EMD. The creature escapeed from a container it is held in, and Abby helps the others pursue it into a maze of containers. Eventually the Kaprosuchus is killed from an onslaught of EMD fire, and while she is upset that it had to die, Matt pointed out that they can't get them all home. She and Connor were later reinstated as field team members by Lester, and move into Jess' flat.
The team was alerted to a new anomaly in a theatre, and Abby went with Becker to meet up with Matt there. However Matt disappeared, leaving only his Black Box behind. Abby searched around and found the body of a dead woman, who had not been the victim of a creature attack. Becker had locked the anomaly, and Abby was certain that Matt had gone through, and after much convincing he unlocked the anomaly, allowing Matt, another woman and an Arboreal Raptor through. Abby and Becker shot the creature back through with their EMDs before securing the anomaly. Fearing the second woman was sick, they took her and the body of the first to a nearby hospital. Upon autopsy it was learned the dead woman had died from a simple infection and Matt voiced his concern that the two weren't from the present. A soldier disappeared at the theatre so she and Becker went back. Upon arriving they learned two more creatures were on the loose, and Abby helped bring one down before they went to help Matt with another, but it fell off the building before they arrived. Abby met up with Matt and the second woman, who introduced herself as Emily Merchant from the Victorian era and Matt convinced her to keep her presence a secret until they could find a man who had come through the anomaly with her.
Connor asked Abby about what was happening with Emily when she told him that Philip had begun showing an interest in the creatures, and Abby took this as a sign that he was going to provide more care for the creatures as they were not doing well in the menagerie's confined space. However, despite writing up a proposal suggesting what should be done, Philip had actually decided to have the creatures being contained put down due to the inconvenience and supposed cruelty of allowing them to live in a world they didn't understand. Abby, horrified at the idea of the creatures, even Rex, being killed, decided to remain at the ARC while the others went to deal with an anomaly, and began to set about getting ready to have the creatures moved to a private zoo she had contacts with, and asked Jess to provide an opportunity. However Jess decided that the creatures were too dangerous after witnessing an attack on a girl at the anomaly site, and so Abby decided to do it without any help.Jess went to Lester and told him of Abby's plan, and he told Abby to stop what she was doing, seeing as there was no way she could get them out and that he didn't want to have to call security in on her. Abby spoke of how they were being given the amazing gift of seeing these creatures alive, and was disgusted by the fact that they were being killed for their inconvenience, and went on to say that if they were killed it would not look too good on humanity. Lester, having been slightly moved by her statement, decided to blackmail Philip into changing his mind, and a grateful Abby hugged Lester in appreciation, saying he was nicer than he let on. As Connor arrived back, he said he was glad that the creatures weren't being killed, and Abby, none-too-pleased about Connor's lack of help and support earlier, said that it was no thanks to him, and ignored his protests.
Emily had disappeared, and her companion Ethan was supected to be behind it, so Matt and Abby went to Lester to tell him what had happened. Then a strange new anomaly was detected and so she, Connor and Matt went to deal with it. After an awkward moment in the local pub of the seaside village, Connor and Abby try to locate the anomaly. Abby found slime near a farm and though the owner caught them snooping, but they managed to escape. Matt told them of an attack at the river, and while he left to find Emily, Abby found the tracks left by the Labyrinthodont and went after it by herself instead of calling for backup while Connor went to locate the anomaly. Tracking it to a camper van park, she was attacked by the amphibian and trapped inside a van. Connor told her he'd found the anomaly so she drove the van with the creature on top before she was knocked out as the van crashed. The creature began making its way toward the anomaly, and after regaining consciousness Abby followed it to a seaside cave. After the creature was returned, Connor, having thought that Abby was dead because it had swallowed her Black Box, and kissed her, asking her not to put him through that again.Hyaenodon just before his attack. After that, they meet Jenny. She thinks this is a joke, but when is revealed that the team didn't know about her wedding, she is scared that ceremony is ruined. Abby promises her that everything will be alright, because they took care of the creature and locked the anomaly. Matt, Connor and Abby are invited to Jenny's wedding to ensure nothing happens until it closes. They agree to keep the ARC secret for Jenny's fiancée . While having a conversation with Jenny, Connor suddenly said 'We should get married here', and Abby was so shocked that she didn't know what to say. To run away from this situation, she went to get more wine. The next day she was worried about Connor because he wasn't answering his phone, more so when the wedding starts. Shortly after Connor burst in warning the guests to run, before two Hyaenodons attack. With Emily's help she locked one of them in a van, and tried give Emily a high five, but Emily didn't know what it was. She later watched as the wedding was redone.
Connor was showing Abby his new lab in the ARC funded by Philip, and was unimpressed until he showed her his Dating Calculator, at first assuming it was counting the number of dates Connor had been on. As they went to investigate an anomly in a prison, she and Becker learned a tourist had gone missing while locked inside a cell, but there was no sign of a creature attack and the anomaly was elsewhere in the prison. Connor dated the anomaly to lead to the Victorian era, however the anomaly unlocked itself and a Terror Bird came through before it was driven back. Shortly after the bird was heard screeching from elsewhere in the prison, and Abby and Becker found another anomaly and the bird, both of which disappeared. When Matt arrived, concerned that Ethan was on his way, Abby and Connor told him of the situation before the bird returned from a satellite anomaly, and Abby recognised it as the same one from its scar. Soon Danny came through the anomaly and the team shared a happy reunion. Ethan then arrived at the prison, and while Matt and Becker went after him she and Connor went after the Terror Bird, and with Danny's help got it through a satellite anomaly. Ethan was soon revealed to be Danny's brother Patrick, and while the others left, she and Connor remained to try solve the problem with the anomaly. After several satellite anomalies opened Connor and Abby used two locking mechanisms to split the anomaly in two, as two anomalies had opened on the same spot, one leading to the Pliocene and the other to 1867, so Abby told Jess to let Emily know the anomaly led to her home.roadworks site they went into a tunnel, and were attacked by a Large Burrowing Insect and were forced to flee. As Connor arrived to help locate the creature's tunnels, Abby realised that the creature didn't exist in the fossil record and must be from the future. When the creature attacked elsewhere they went in with lethal weapons, and their attempt to lure it out resulted in Connor being dragged off, and Matt prevented Abby from following. Having located its nest they headed there when Connor communicated that he was still alive with dozens more creatures inside the building. Abby was reluctant to participate in the plan to blow the creatures up with Connor inside, and told Connor she loved him. She pleaded with Becker to wait until Connor and Matt were clear, but was ordered otherwise by Lester, and when she rushed into the building she was relieved to find him alive and thanked Matt for helping him. At the ARC she declined to meet Connor's new assistant April Leonard, instead confronting Matt, having realised he was from the future from her suspicions of his good knowledge about the creatures. He explained his mission and his suspicions of Philip and to a lesser extent Connor, showing her what would happen using a futuristic device if he failed, before asking for her help.
Abby wanted to talk to Connor about what Matt had told her, but he said she was letting her emotions cloud her judgement, to which she countered with the fact that he had done the same with Emily. Abby apologised for the blow, and said she had looked up Emily and had discovered she had been institutionalised by Lord Merchant, though he said he didn't want to know what had happened. She noticed Connor still in his lab, and had to convince him to come along. As the anomaly was in the North Sea, the team were going to use a navy submarine that had encountered the anomaly to get there. Being that Abby was the only woman onboard, some of the crew took to staring at her, so she asked to see the dead creature they had captured. Identifying it as a Swimming Raptor, she discovered it was still alive, so she had it put it in a freezer to keep it contained. Near the anomaly, the sub lost power and went through the anomaly, and she and Matt used a small submersable to free the propellors. While working they noticed the Liopleurodons outside, and were forced to continue as quietly as possible before they could return. When they got back in they split up to try find the creature that had gotten loose, and almost attacked Connor. After he electrocuted the creature and activated the final fuse box they went back through, Abby using the skills Connor taught her through video games to steer them. Once they got out, she wasn't happy to find Connor calling Philip, and later at the ARC she tried to convince Connor that Philip was bad news and to trust her. However Connor said that what he was doing was going to make her proud, and Abby was hurt by him not believing her and as she left said that she'd always been proud of him. She then went to tell Matt about Emily's fate.
Abby was worried about having copied Connor's database until Matt learned that the data was of anomaly readings, and were then alerted to an open anomaly in Connor's lab. Abby was horrified at what Connor had created, and later he told her that Philip planned to create free green energy from the anomalies. She like that he was messing with anomalies, and when he claimed that Cutter would have wanted it, she said that it was more like Helen. When a swarm of Future Beetles came through Connor's anomaly and killed a guard, Abby was bitten by one before killing it. She, Becker and Emily collected pesticides to try and kill the creatures, though the plan failed. When Connor came up with a plan to wipe out the beetles with a gamma pulse from his anomaly, Abby brought out the copied hard drive so that he could proceed with the plan, and went to get the others ito the panic room before learning Rex was loose inside the ARC and would likely be killed. She went off to find him, and searched the whole building before giving up, only for him to appear. Barely making inside the panic room in time, she and then others waited until it was over. Later, Connor arrived back after going through Prospero's computers, and said that Philip was unstoppable because he'd already made a larger version of Connor's machine.Tyrannosaurus was on the loose, they searched for the creature and arrived after Matt had brought it down. Then Jess informed the team that several anomalies were opening all over the world as part of the covergence, she went with Becker to deal with a Fog Worm incursion. When they were done, Abby prepared to head to the next location when Connor called in to say that he was trapped, so she instead went to help him, bringing down a Kaprosuchus. Connor apologised for not trusting Abby, and they kissed and made up, before they went to meet up with Matt and Emily at New Dawn. She and Emily were attacked by guards, and encountered April, who she threatened with her EMD before a flock of Anurognathus attacked, causing her to drop her EMD and April to be killed. She rushed to help Connor, only to see New Dawn activate and the opening anomaly drag him through, and was unable to follow due to Emily holding her back.
- Episode 1.1 (first appearance)
- Episode 1.2
- Episode 1.3
- Episode 1.4
- Episode 1.5
- Episode 1.6
- Episode 2.1
- Episode 2.2
- Episode 2.3
- Shadow of the Jaguar
- The Lost Island
- Episode 2.4
- Episode 2.5
- Episode 2.6
- Episode 2.7
- Extinction Event
- Primeval Evolved Intro
- Episode 3.1
- Episode 3.2
- Episode 3.3
- Primeval Evolved Week 3 (voice)
- Episode 3.4
- Episode 3.5
- Fire and Water
- Episode 3.6
- Episode 3.7
- Episode 3.8
- Episode 3.9
- Episode 3.10
- S4 Prequel Episode 1 (mentioned)
- S4 Prequel Episode 2 (mentioned)
- S4 Prequel Episode 3 (mentioned)
- S4 Prequel Episode 4 (mentioned)
- S4 Prequel Episode 5 (mentioned)
- Episode 4.1
- Episode 4.2
- Episode 4.3
- Episode 4.4
- Episode 4.5
- Episode 4.6
- Eye Strain
- Episode 4.7
- Episode 5.1
- Episode 5.2
- Episode 5.3
- Episode 5.4
- Episode 5.5
- Episode 5.6
- Abby is one of the four Primeval characters to appear in every series from 1 to 5, the others being Connor Temple, James Lester and Rex. She is also the longest running female character.
- Also see: Category:Images of Abby Maitland
|Series 1 Main Characters|
|Nick Cutter • Stephen Hart • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Claudia Brown • Helen Cutter • James Lester • Tom Ryan|
|Series 2 Main Characters|
|Nick Cutter • Stephen Hart • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Jenny Lewis • Helen Cutter • James Lester • Oliver Leek • Caroline Steel • The Cleaner|
|Older Novels Main Characters|
|Nick Cutter • Stephen Hart • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Jenny Lewis • James Lester • Helen Cutter • Jake Hemple • Danny Quinn • Hilary Becker • Sarah Page|
|Series 3 Main Characters|
|Nick Cutter • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Jenny Lewis • Helen Cutter • James Lester • Hilary Becker • Sarah Page • Danny Quinn • Christine Johnson • Joseph Wilder|
|Primeval Evolved Main Characters|
|You • Helen Cutter • James Lester • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Sarah Page • Jenny Lewis • Danny Quinn|
|Series 4 Main Characters|
|Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Hilary Becker • James Lester • Philip Burton • Matt Anderson • Jess Parker • Gideon Anderson • Emily Merchant • Patrick Quinn|
|Series 5 Characters|
|Matt Anderson • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Hilary Becker • Jess Parker • James Lester • |
Philip Burton • Emily Merchant • April Leonard
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