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An ongoing mystery, we don’t know who Gideon is or what he and Matt are up to, but whatever it is, it’s definitely serious. Gideon is full of concern for Matt, but his real worries are far wider-reaching. What does he know that we don’t?
Over Series 4 to Series 5, Gideon and Matt's backstory is gradually revealed. Gideon and Matt lived in a Sterile Earth caused by Philip Burton's interference with the 2011 convergence, which ravaged the Earth. It is unknown whether Gideon, or Matt, were born before the disaster or all they knew was the sterile world. Gideon and his son lived in underground bunkers as the surface of the planet couldn't sustain life anymore, apart from the Mutated Future Predators Matt described as 'ugly freaks'. Colonies of Giant Burrowing Insects and swarms of Future Beetles also thrived.
Aside from the creatures, people also used shelter to escape from toxic storms which persistantly struck. Eventually, Gideon and Matt were some of several people sent through the anomalies to try and avert the disaster. Gideon and Matt arrived in the present day, not knowing exactly who or what they were looking for, only knowing that they needed to look for a connection to the anomalies.
Matt joins the ARC, he and Gideon are seemingly looking for someone there, a threat. Matt phones Gideon, asking if he's avaliable, he is asked if he's heard something, Matt replies not yet. Gideon notes that he sounds worried, he assures him that his background's perfect and it's possible that he made him sound a little bit more perfect. Matt has noticed, asking if climbing Everest is pushing it a little bit, Gideon tells him that he'll have to be approved by ARC security, and that they're all ex-millitary. Gideon tells him that it's not enough just to impress them, he has to intimidate them. Then, they end their call.
Matt later calls Gideon and announces that he's in, Gideon tells Matt that he's ready, he's worked hard and is the perfect candidate, not just for the job, but for the mission. Gideon tells him that, what ever happens, "don't mess it up".
Matt talks to Gideon on the phone who asks who's picking up where Cutter and Temple left off with anomaly research, Matt says it isn't clear yet but he has met Lester. Gideon asks what he makes of him, Matt says that he's light on civilities and heavy on sarcasm, hard to read. Gideon tells Matt to keep an eye on him and asks him about Jess, Matt explains that she seems young for the job but he's told that she's formidable when the team are facing an anomaly. Gideon asks about the second-in-command, Matt simply says that Becker likes guns, he says that it will take Becker a while to accept him, saying he was really close to Danny, Abby and Connor and he feels responsible for what happened. Matt tells Gideon that Becker shows no interest whatsoever in the anomalies, he doesn't think he is the man they're looking for.Iguanodon at a beauty school, Gideon remarks that it sounds messy. Matt says it's the best fun he's had in a long time and the team are fantastic, Gideon says it's good to hear that, Matt tells him that although Becker is a pain he's good at what he does. When Gideon hesitates to reply, Matt asks him what's wrong, Gideon is fearful since the team will become his friends, Matt assures him he's not going to get too close and he won't take no chances, saying that they've been working towards this for ten years. Gideon apologises, telling Matt that sometimes he fears it's impossible and they'll fail, Matt assures him they won't. Gideon isn't so sure, warning Matt that they're running out of time. Cretaceous period, which Gideon noted was remarkable, and was told that Danny and Helen were still missing. He notes Connor is gifted and knows more about the Anomalies, and tells Matt to keep an eye on the pair. He goes on to say how beautiful the world is, and retorically asks Matt for how much longer.
Matt told Gideon that Abby and Connor weren't being accepted bsck into the ARC as far as he knew. Gideon told him to keep an eye on Connor and Abby, and warned him that the person they're looking for could be anyone in the ARC and to treat them all with the same suspicion.
- Matt: "How long have you got?"
- Gideon: "Months. Weeks, maybe."
- ―Gideon tells Matt how long he has to live
After Matt rescued Emily Merchant, a woman from the Victorian era part of a band of time travelling nomads from her companion Ethan Dobrowski, he talked to Gideon about Ethan. Gideon felt certain that Ethan was the cause of an unspecified cataclysm. He wasn't happy that Matt had kept this a secret from him, and wanted Matt to capture him by using Emily as bait. Matt was reluctant, and noted that what's happening isn't about wealth or power. He also mentioned Helen Cutter, saying that she was a great threat to humanity because she had knowledge. He orders Matt to focus on the job, and that nothing else matters.
- Matt: "How're you feeling?"
- Gideon: "I'm dying. Apart from that I'm fine."
- ―Gideon always looks on the positive side
- Gideon was the fourth character to be killed by something other than a creature, he is also the second character to die of an illness, after Charlotte Cameron.
- Gideon's surname was never referred to, but it is presumbed to be Anderson as he is Matt Anderson's father.
- S4 Prequel Episode 2 (first appearance)
- S4 Prequel Episode 3
- S4 Prequel Episode 5
- Episode 4.1
- Episode 4.2
- Episode 4.3
- Episode 4.5
- Episode 4.6 (death, last appearance)
|Series 4 Prequel Webisodes Characters|
|Matt Anderson • Hilary Becker • James Lester • Jess Parker • Gideon Anderson|
|Series 4 Main Characters|
|Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Hilary Becker • James Lester • Philip Burton • Matt Anderson • Jess Parker • Gideon Anderson • Emily Merchant • Patrick Quinn|