Jennifer "Jenny" Lewis (possibly married as Miller, born circa. 1980) was a PR professional who became a key member of the Anomaly Research Centre team. There, she had to have "answers for everything" concerning the Anomaly incursions, to cover them up. After several tragic losses, a lack of personal life and a near death experience, Jenny decided to move on with her life.
After Helen and Nick Cutter's disastrous mission in the Permian failed, presumably the events from this, lead to the woman known as Claudia Brown to be named as Jennifer Lewis and have an entire different background. (Episode 1.6, Series 2) Jenny moved into PR, where she spent several years and at some point she started living at a flat with her fiancé. (Episode 2.1, 2.2) One day, Nick Cutter returned from his disastrous mission in the past to find that Claudia was not waiting for him in the Forest of Dean when he came through the Permian Anomaly located there. (Episode 1.6)
Late at night, the same day Cutter had returned from the Permian, James Lester was informed about the Minister's desire to have someone to help cover the public relations for the Anomaly Research Centre. When he finally agreed, at some point early the next morning, Jenny was contacted and hired but was not told of the line of work. She arrived at the ARC in the late morning and Lester introduced her, Cutter did not see her enter, but when he turned around, he assumed she was Claudia, but she told him her name was Jenny.
Cutter insisted that she was mistaken and was really Claudia, but Connor led him away and they spoke for a bit before Cutter apologised to Jenny, who wasn't impressed with him. Lester, Leek and Cutter then informed Jenny of the nature of her new job at the ARC. Jenny was reluctant to believe that dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures were coming into the present. Lester then had Leek escort Jenny down to Human Resources to properly hire her. Later Jenny was seen being shown around the ARC building.Jenny and Lester were talking in the operations room when Cutter walked over, Leek also ran over and informed them of a possible creature incursion. Cutter and Jenny then headed out to a office block in London. Once there, Cutter started looking at her inappropriately because he still thought she was Claudia, so she told him off. They then met witht he Fire Chief whom Jenny told to clear the public away in if any firemen talked to the press, then they would be fired.
When Cutter and Stephen were in the building, she tried to find out what was going on until she finally decided to see for herself. After she herself is attacked by a Precambrian Worm she was saved by Cutter using a sword. She realised that what Lester had told her was true, and Cutter promised to tell her as much as he knew later. After they rescued more people trapped inside, Jenny insisted on helping Cutter, and then tried to convince him not to risk his own life to save Stephen, as Lester had asked her to keep an eye on the team to see if their personal lives would affect their work, and had though Helen's affair with Stephen would have counted.
When the fog was clearing, she and the others were covered in the Worm's spawn, who were reacting to the heat and tried to bury themselves in the humans. The sprinkler was activated, and when Cutter asked if 'Claudia' was alright, she demanded he not call her that. Cutter later went to her house to try and explain what was going on, but Jenny's fiancé arrived, and Jenny said he was just someone from work.
Connor later introduced his Anomaly Detection Device to the team, but the way he described it made Jenny mock him for creating his own sat-nav and asking whether he had tried to beam up with it before a new creature attack was reported, the Detector not picking up anything. Cutter wanted to evacuate the Blue Sky Park. but Jenny agreed with Peter Cambell that it would cause problems, and bring many reporters who could end up coming across the Anomaly. A local farmer named West was discovered to have once kept lions, so Jenny went to speak with him, and stopped Cutter from making a mess of things, practically "flirting" with West to get him to cooperate.
When Peter was attacked and killed, Jenny bribed a trainspotter in giving them his photos of the attack, and Cutter called her a real-piece-of-work, something Jenny decided to take as a compliment. She later tried to frame West for the attacks so she would have something to give to the Press, but was held at gunpoint until Stephen, Abby and Connor arrived. Cutter then called and said that Deputy Manager Valerie Irwin was hiding the Smilodon, so they headed to her house, but were too late to prevent her from getting killed. When the Anomaly detector went off, Jenny assumed Connor was testing it, but he wasn't, the AD was indicating a real Anomaly, so Jenny went with the others to investigate.
Jenny helps sort out the team's equipment in Ireland as they prepare to head off to Guns Island, and is arrested by the police, who want to know what she's doing. Lester bails her out but she is forced to accompany the Irish Military to Guns Island. She convinces them to go with the first helicopter to try land on the island but it crashes in the storm. The team rescue her and the others who survived the crash, and goes with them to the island base, surviving the Eotyrannus attack. Jenny goes with the others through the Cretaceous Anomaly within the base and comes back out before the other closes.Abby saw something, but then she and Connor began arguing so Jenny decided to take over, only to fall into the water when they hit something. As Jenny tried to swim back to the boat, a Future Shark began pursuing her, and was saved by Stephen and Cutter. Upon returning to the ARC, Jenny and Cutter begin talking, and begins to think Claudia was a woman Cutter used to date that looked like her. After Abby was taken by a creature, Jenny took the distraught Connor home, and when she returned told the suspended Cutter of a warehouse nearby where the flooding indicated the creature's lair. When Lucien Hope was found and rescued, Jenny sent him to hospital to be checked up and began talking with Lester about how to cover up the incident.
Jenny was at her own engagement party when a new Anomaly was detected. She arrived at the ARC in her dress and headed out to get ready, unaware Cutter and Connor's eyes were following her. When the anomaly was found, a dog came charging through, and Cutter gave it to Jenny to hold, and she found its home on its collar, but was more worried about her new dress getting fur on it rather than the dog's owner possibly been on the other side. When Cutter and Stephen were lost on the other side of the closed Anomaly, Jenny accepted the fact they may have lost them, but was upset by the loss, and Lester told her to tell Taylor's step-father that they did their best. When she was telling Steve the news, Cutter and Taylor arrived at the flat, having come through a new anomaly. Jenny jokes that she would have been inconsolable if Cutter had never returned.
When a Columbian Mammoth was reported on the M25 in broad daylight, Jenny was exasperated, and cut off cellphone grids, initiated a no-flight zone and kept the press away so that the team could deal with it with ease, and Cutter pointed out she had done it all with her skirt tucked into her tights, something she was embarrassed by. When journalist Mick Harper harassed her for information, she told him the truth in a mocking tone so that he wouldn't believe her, and was put off by his determination to find out what was going on. She fell into one of Nick Cutters tricks when she was falsely accused by him of being a traitor, and when Cutter threatened to shoot her, told him that Leek sent her as a decoy while Lester was being attacked by a Future Predator. She was cross with Cutter, but he dismissed her seeing as his plan had sort of worked. While Lester and his soldiers went to deal with Leek, she went with Cutter, Connor and Abby to retrieve Abby's pet Rex, whom had been kidnapped by Connor's ex-girlfriend Caroline Steel. She was skeptical of the location of her phone, thinking Connor had messed up, but they were surprised to fall right into Leek's hands. She watched as Leek and Helen unveiled their captured creatures to the team.
- « "Fascinating, the same as Claudia in every external detail, eyes, hair, in all visible ways she's the same woman and yet she's completely different." »
- — Helen talks about Claudia/Jenny
When she was locked up with Cutter, she was worried about what the creatures were going to be used for, and then she told him she had broken up with her fiancé due to her job, seeing as she couldn't tell him what was really going on. When she was confronted by Helen, she was bewildered by the way Helen examined her and concluded she was a completely similar woman to Claudia Brown (though she aggressively told Helen to back off, causing Helen to comment that she was perhaps a little more aggressive than Claudia), and was taken to Connor and Abby, as well as Caroline. She told the upset girl to stop snivelling, but Connor told her to be nice. When they were confronted by Leek's Smildon, the same one that had killed Valerie, she told the others they had to get to the surface when the creature was frightened off and the security systems of the facility compromised. She told the team she had taken clay-pigeon shooting lessons while her friends took horse riding after she shot a guard. When they returned to the surface, Jenny called Lester where they were. After the memorial service of Stephen Hart Cutter came to accept Jenny and tore up his picture of him and Claudia when she offered to buy him a drink, only for a new Anomaly to open, so she headed off with the rest of the team to deal with it.
Jenny ended up in the middle of an Entelodon incursion on Oxford Street and was rescued and the creature was killed by Jake Hemple. Later at the ARC she wasn't pleased when Cutter said the Entelodon didn't have to die at her expense. A few weeks later Cutter, Connor and Abby went missing, and Jenny attempted to help locate them. Connor eventually sent them a message saying they were in Tunguska, Russia, and Jenny realiseed they had an Anomaly incursion of their own, but due to diplomatic reasons they were unable to retrieve them. As she was leaving she was confronted by Helen Cutter in her car, who wanted to talk to Nick and wanted to know where he was. Jenny told her he was missing, but Helen did not believe her and tried to leave, only to be caught by Hemple. While being interrogated Helen offered to take them to Tunguska in exchange for her freedom. Jenny went with the Alpha team with Helen to the Permian, a Spaghetti Junction and the Cretaceous, where they meet up with Cutter, Abby and some of the Russian military. Upon arriving back in Tunguska she and the Alpha team were arrested for illegally entering Russia, and while being escorted back to the base their car was attacked by an Ankylosaur. Jenny refuseed to leave Hemple despite his insistence she save herself, keeping a pack of Troodon away. When the crisis was resolved she travelled back to England.
Jenny told Cutter it was not his fault Stephen died, and asked him out for a drink, just when a new Anomaly to opened at the British Museum. After a Pristichampsus escaped into London, she informed Lester, who was too preoccupied. She then joined Cutter, Abby and Becker in tracking the creature and told the frightened public the whole situation was part of an out-of-control fun-run and was worried when Cutter and a cleaning lady were hanging out of a window high above the ground.
Although she was initially curious that Cutter had made a physical model of his Anomaly Matrix, Connor told her it was because it made him feel like he was in power. After a prediction was made, she led Connor and Abby to an abandoned house and admitted to Abby that while Cutter got under her skin and didn't entirely like him she was attracted to him. She decided to find out what had happened in the house after a run-in with a grumpy police detective, Danny Quinn. After learning from Ryan Mason that an Anomaly may have opened fourteen years earlier and unleashed a creature that killed two teenagers, she took Abby to hospital when she was found unconscious, and freed Connor from jail after Danny had arrested him. She had Danny reprimanded by his superiors and declared the house government property, then the two rushed back when Abby went back inside to save Ryan from a Camouflage Beast. After the creature was killed and the Anomaly reopened, she tried to convince a reluctant Danny to let go of his brother's death.
- « "Don't go. This is a mistake." »
- — Jenny unintentionally references Claudia's warning to Cutter
After being confronted by Mick Harper, she warned him to stay away, and told Sarah to tell her if she saw him, before asking for Sarah's opinion of Cutter. When the Helen's Cutter Clone infiltrated the ARC, she assumed it was the real Cutter and asked if he wanted to go for a drink, only to be told no. Worried about the strange behavior of 'Cutter' she and Lester wondered if he was alright before Helen and her Cleaner Clones invaded the ARC and locked them in a room with Sarah. Seeing how Helen was commanding the Clones, they came up with a plan to neutralise them, and was nearly strangled by a clone before Connor succeeded in putting their plan into action. When the real Nick Cutter prepared to go back inside the burning ARC, Jenny tried to convince him not to go, unknowingly using the words that Claudia Brown had used the last time Cutter had seen her. She is distraught when Cutter dies, having being unable to tell him her true feelings. (Episode 3.3)
- « "You're in charge, until we can make a permanent appointment"
"Are you sure you want me to take over?" »
- — Lester and Jenny: Jenny doubts herself as the team leader
After Cutter's death, Jenny is made leader of the ARC team by Lester. When a new Anomaly was detected, she was shocked that Christine Johnson knew about the ARC operation, and demanded Lester do something when they were refused access to her headquarters to search for the Anomaly. Following the detection of a new one, she allowed Connor to finish his Anomaly Locking Mechanism before they headed to the airport, accidentally hitting Mick Harper whilst driving, only to get tricked by him and got locked inside a storage hanger. After being freed by Danny Quinn, she ordered him to leave, but he refused, and after Mick and his boss were arrested, attempted to have Danny also arrested, only for a Giganotosaurus (which she mistook for a T-Rex) to come through. She and Becker pursued it to a Boeing 747, and after Connor and Abby arrived to help, Danny used a borrowed helicopter to catch the dinosaur's attention. Though angry at first, she allowed him to lead it back to the Anomaly and gave him enough time to get back through after being pursued through the Anomaly. Afterwards, she tried to convince Danny to forget what had happened, but because he didn't want to, decided to have him arrested, but he escaped. Jenny and Connor then note that Cutter would have being proud of them, having both being heavily affected by his death emotionally.
- « "James, there's something i need to discuss with you" »
- — Jenny decides she has had enough
Jenny was given a box of Cutter's office possessions and found a repaired old picture of Claudia Brown and realised that he had been right all along. Later, she was furious at Danny for interfering in the ARC operation yet again, but she eventually warmed to his methods, and let slip that she had once lived as another person following his comment that you only live once. When confronted by the Fungus Creature in the ARC's operations centre, she was attacked and nearly froze to death before she was resuscitated. After having some time to think, and after discussing it with Lester, gives her approval for Danny to replace her as the new team leader and to leave, having decided that she had had enough of the creatures, and wanted to forget about Nick Cutter and Claudia Brown. Danny tried to convince her to stay, but she said that what was important was living her life as who she was.
- « "I'm not a demanding bride, really, I'm not. Rain I can handle. Wrong flowers, fine. Dinosaurs - I draw the line." »
- — Jenny's no bridezilla
Jenny was in the basement of the Stately Home where she was going to get married to her fiancé Michael, and heard someone else down there, and was asked to identify herself. Connor shone the light from his EMD on her face before he realised who she was. Jenny was shocked to see him, and when Abby and the new ARC team leader Matt Anderson arrived she assumed the whole thing was a joke they were playing on her. However she realises that there is an anomaly, and panics, wondering what to tell Michael. She is reassured that the anomaly is locked, but Matt insists on the team staying until the anomaly closed, and she reluctantly agrees on the condition that they pretend to be from another PR job. She introduces Abby and Connor to Michael, and when they are asked about Jenny's past, Emily, who was with the team entered the room and insisted on helping. Matt arrived to prevent her from revealing more to Michael, and was led away. Jenny later invited Abby and Emily to stay with her.
The next morning she and Michael were in the middle of the ceremony when Connor burst in, having been missing the whole night, warning the guests to run. However only a young Hyaenodon enters the room, and Jenny wasn't happy with the minor problem until a pair of adults arrived and caused havoc. Jenny saved Michael from being killed by knocking the adult over the stair banister. When the crisis was over, Jenny explained about the work she used to do and being in love with Nick Cutter and the possibility of being another woman named Claudia Brown to her fiancé, but he only wanted to know if she still had feelings for the dead Cutter. Jenny assured him she didn't, and with the problem of the celebrant being in shock, Jenny asked Lester to perform the vows. He did so from a laptop with video link, using the power invested in him by the Minister to make the marriage official.
In contrast to Claudia Brown, who was more conscientious and had a sense of justice about stopping the public gaining knowledge of the Anomalies, Jenny was slightly more cold and bureaucratic and more like Lester; believing that cover-up was a higher priority when necessary than fairness and justice. Jenny relied on her intelligence and on law and legality to do her job, and was extremely skilled as a PR; being able to get the public and media away from incursion sites while the ARC team went in, and constructing realistic cover-up stories on her feet for the chaotic events surrounding an Anomaly incursion. Also, while she was originally unused to the fear and terror of almost getting killed in the field during creature incursions, Jenny was usually (Episode 2.2, Episode 2.3) but not always (Episode 2.4) capable of getting over and forgetting her fear very quickly and resuming her job and professionalism.
Although at times it was hard to see, Jenny was fiercely loyal to her team, and would worry about them when they were injured or in trouble. (Episode 3.2, Episode 3.4) After Stephen's death, Jenny softened considerably and had developed friendships with most of the team; she had begun cracking jokes and leading them during investigations. After Cutter's death, Jenny lost a lot of her self confidence, and had a harder time making decisions and dealing with problems. (Episode 3.4) This was probably due to the fact that she became substitute team leader, and felt more responsible for everyone's safety, and pressured without Cutter's support.
When Nick and Jenny first met during the ARC's first Anomaly incursion since Jenny had been hired, they got off to a rocky and uneasy start due to Cutter being shaken by Jenny's physical identicalness to Claudia Brown. Due to Cutter's awkward and uneasy behavior with Jenny, the latter considered him highly odd and eccentric, although she still lent Cutter her help whenever he needed it. Jenny was also irked by Cutter's habit of calling her Claudia, and at times even slightly disturbed by his uneasy behavior over her resembleance to Claudia. After Cutter accepted that his original world and Claudia Brown were gone and wouldn't be brought back, Jenny and Cutter's relationship grew more stable and easy and they became closer. After Jenny had lost her fiancé, she began developing feelings for Cutter. They took it slow and steady, in the form of Jenny asking Cutter out on drinks and such. When Cutter died on the day Jenny had intended to ask him out, she with the rest of the team was devastated and left shaken, and she lamented over how she would now never get the chance to ask Cutter what she'd wanted to. Though hurt and shaken by Cutter's death, over a year later, by the time of her engagement to Michael Miller, Jenny had gotten over Cutter's death and moved on.
Jenny, very much unlike Claudia Brown, worked very well for and alongside Lester, and thought of him as an "impressive man." By the time when Jenny resigned the ARC, Lester had apparently gained a level of genuine concern for Jenny; while he did not lose his collected demeanor, Lester was still noticeably stressed and fearful when the team's efforts to revive Jenny when she'd been frozen didn't seem to be succeeding.
Jenny got along well with Connor as a friend and often found herself amused by his antics and silliness in certain situations, such as when he did his Cutter-imitation for her. (Episode 3.2) However, like most of the team, she could find him exasperating when he messed up during missions. But she did value him as a member of the team, even commenting that Cutter would've been proud of him. (Episode 3.4)
Jenny seemed to get along well with Abby, and seemed to genuinely care about her safety. She didn't find Abby as annoying and childish as Connor, and would even ask her for advice. (Episode 3.2)
During Danny Quinn's first encounter with the ARC, when he'd been aggressively interfering with the team's investigation into a possible old Anomaly site, he and Jenny had had a rather intense sort of legal battle over the house where the site was, which Jenny won by making the house government business. After Danny learned the truth about the Anomalies and the creatures when becoming caught up in the incursion with the team, Jenny softened up with him and advised him to let his history with this incursion go and move on. When Danny and Jenny next met, Jenny was exasperated by Danny's constant ignorance of the team's attempts to threaten him out of interfering in an airport incursion, with a complete lack of success. When Jenny learned during her and Danny's third encounter that her other life as Claudia Brown had been real in another timeline, Danny was the one person other than Sarah whom she was able to talk to about it.
Interestingly she did not appear to ask about Danny's disappearance as team leader when she encountered the ARC team a year after her resignation.
After Sarah joined the ARC, she and Jenny quickly grew to be close friends, with Jenny feeling she could openly relay to and talk to Sarah about her current relationship with Cutter and how Claudia Brown affected it.
When Jenny had first joined the ARC, she was somewhat judgmental and even cold in regards to Stephen, primarily due to knowledge of what had happened between him and Helen, and had suggested that Cutter put his statistical value to the team before morally going to help Stephen fend off the Precambrian Worms. Jenny and Stephen were not seen to interact much, although after Stephen died stopping a creature army from escaping into the world, Jenny attended his funeral with the rest of the ARC's staff and team members.
Jenny found love in Michael at some point within the year after she'd resigned from the ARC, and they eventually intended to get married. When an Anomaly incursion coincided with the wedding, Jenny was uneasy and paranoid that it and/or the exposure of the truth about her old work with the ARC could compromise her relationship with and marriage to Michael. However, Jenny's fears were put to rest and she and Michael were wed, when Michael wasn't driven off by the truth about Jenny's old job with the ARC and about Claudia Brown, so long as Jenny had gotten over her last romantic interest's death, which she had.
- Episode 2.1 (first appearance)
- 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 (mentioned)
- Episode 3.1
- Primeval Evolved Week 1 (voice)
- Episode 3.2
- Primeval Evolved Week 2
- Episode 3.3
- Episode 3.4
- Episode 3.5 (last appearance as recurring)
- Primeval Evolved Week 5 (mentioned)
- Fire and Water (mentioned)
- Episode 4.6 (latest appearance)
- Jenny was the first person to kill another human; she shot a guard at the Creature Prison in Episode 2.7.
- Jenny was the only member of the ARC to retire; all others were killed, marooned out of time via the Anomalies, or are still working.
- Interestingly, both Jenny and Claudia Brown never encountered a Future Predator in person (although they were still involved in dealing with Predator incursions).
- Jenny was the second main character to have her father shown, the first being Matt Anderson.
- In The Lost Island:
- It was mentioned in that Jenny apparently has the same choice of perfume as she did in the original timeline as Claudia Brown.
- It was revealed that Jenny also used to smoke cigarettes and still occasionally did when stressed. (supported by the fact she had a lighter in her handbag in Episode 2.2)
|Series 2 Main Characters|
|Nick Cutter • Stephen Hart • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Jenny Lewis • James Lester • Helen Cutter • Oliver Leek • Caroline Steel • The Cleaner|
|Primeval 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 • Eve (Helen Cutter) • James Lester • Connor Temple • Abby Maitland • Sarah Page • Jenny Lewis • Danny Quinn|