7 Questions We Have After Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 1

Sunday, October 18, 2020

It’s been almost a month since Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous delivered its first season of wonder and terror on Netflix’s streaming platform. Even that far removed from the adventures of the group of young campers that found themselves encountering fresh danger and excitement on that same weekend the first Jurassic World film was set against, we’re still thinking about the events of those eight episodes and their cliffhanger ending.

But beyond the events that left a handful of children stranded on Isla Nublar lies seven questions we have in reference to what the future may hold for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and its chain of events. We don’t have concrete answers to any of these queries just yet, but there’s some background to why we’re asking, and some interesting theories that come from some of their origins. Let’s start with one of the most pressing questions right off the bat:

How Long Will It Take For Dave And Roxie To Return To Isla Nublar?

In the Season 1 finale of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, the evacuation of the island forced camp counselors Dave (Glen Powell) and Roxie (Jameela Jamil) to leave Isla Nublar behind, despite their intention of venturing back into the island against company policy. We saw them sailing away for the mainland, none too happy about their lot and demanding their respective ferry turn right back around, so clearly the adults in the Jurassic room are going to return and fulfill their personal quest to save their campers. But just how long is it going to take them to come back to the now defunct theme park? This is an especially important conversation to have when we take into account another big revelation of this season’s big finale.

Just How Hurt Is Ben After His Run In With Those Pteranodons?

While the world was lead to believe that the timid and cowardly Ben Pincus (Sean Giambrone) had suffered almost certain death at the hands of a roving band of Pteranodons that attacked the park monorail, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous didn’t leave the world too much time to mourn him. This is because, in a mid-credits scene, we see that Ben’s beloved dino pal, Bumpy the Ankylosaurus, finds him in the jungle and licks his face, reviving him. While our young friend is alive, there’s obviously the possibility that the way he landed may have injured him pretty badly. Without adults or medical personnel on Isla Nublar, the extent of Ben’s injuries might mean the difference between life and death, especially with all of the park’s dinosaurs out in the open.

Could Sammi’s Spying Be The Link Between Camp Cretaceous And Jurassic World: Dominion?

The moment that camper/industrial spy Sammi Guitierrez (Raini Rodriguez) mentioned the backstory to her family’s money problems, which lead to her stealing data and samples from various Jurassic World dinosaurs, a bell went off in the collective Jurassic fandom. The shadowy corporation Mantah Corp and their offer to the Guitierrez family played the same sort of strategy that Lewis Dodgson pulled against Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park, and that has us wondering if Jurassic World: Dominion might callback to this particular moment. With Dodgson returning to the series in the upcoming threequel, and Jurassic World mastermind Colin Trevorrow basically sharing all of the secrets of the latest film with the Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous team, there’s a chance that Lewis Dodgson’s old tricks are being played by the man himself, further tying these events into canon.

Might We See Some Established Jurassic World Characters Appearing In The Series?

Name drops are a particular specialty of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, as characters from the live-action cinematic incarnation are mentioned quite a bit early on. With Roxie trying to leave Claire Dearing a voicemail about how her nephews shouldn’t come to Camp Cretaceous and Marcus (Paul-Mikél Williams) rushing to check out Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler’s work online, the world of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World’s legacy is felt quite well. While awesome, that does leave us wondering if the door is open for other Jurassic figures to head to the island and lend a hand; folks like, say, Julianne Moore’s long absent Sarah Harding. It’s a pretty big opportunity to tie the overall lore of Jurassic Park closer together with Jurassic World, and the animated series could be a great bridge between cinematic past and future.

Is Toro The Carnosaurus We Meet Up With In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?

There are a couple of dinosaurs that appear in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that look to have either made an appearance in Season 1 or are about to become a problem in the newly confirmed second season headed our way in 2021. As it looks like the Baryonyx that Claire and Franklin encounter in the Jurassic World sequel might be a future problem, the introduction of Toro the Carnosaurus might have reacquainted us the dinosaur that threatens our human friends in their efforts to take refuge in a gyrosphere during the big volcanic event in Fallen Kingdom. That is, if it ever gets out of the tunnels that the Baryonyx is supposed to find its way into for that same film’s action.

Does Bumpy Make It Off Of Isla Nublar Alive And Well In The Jurassic Canon?

Everybody, and I mean everybody, loves Bumpy the Ankylosaurus. She’s executive producer/Jurassic World mastermind Colin Trevorrow’s favorite species of dinosaur, as well as a fan favorite with this burgeoning series. But this cute and cuddly dinosaur poses a big question for the future of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, as well as the Jurassic franchise in the future. With the eventual raid and capture of several dinosaurs left on the island in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Mount Sibo’s eruption sealing the fate of plenty a gentle giant during that process, it’s not a guarantee that Bumpy will live to see the Jurassic future. However, that’s not the only potential heartbreak we might encounter when all is said and done.

Will All Of Camp Cretaceous’ Campers Survive Their Dinosaur Adventure?

Obviously, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous has to watch how it handles the campers running around on the island, as while they’re put in reasonable amounts of danger, the series doesn’t feel like it’ll pull any punches about feeding folks to the dinos. But can every camper in the Camp Cretaceous lineup really survive this ordeal, without at least one or two being sacrificed? Child peril is something the series has always danced around, but it almost feels like whenever the series comes to an end, the sort of close call Ben Pincus was lucky to survive in the past might not be as lucky.

Questions such as the ones asked above are only natural in the shadow of developments like the ones we see at the end of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous' first season. Until Season 2 debuts on Netflix, we won't have the answers to these particular concerns, though it'll be a lot of fun to try and piece together those solutions for ourselves through repeated revisitations to the eight episodes we have in front of us. Should you need to watch those episodes again, or if you haven't seen the Season 1 for yourself, you can catch Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, in all of its first season glory, on Netflix at this very moment.

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