The Watering Hole (episode)

Episode: 2

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Dinosaurs Featured

Allosaurus, Dinheirosaurus, Torvosaurus, Ornitholestes, MIragaia, Lusotitan, Draconyx

Other prehistoric creatures


Time line

Late Jurassic

Main character


The Watering Hole (episode) is the second episode of Dinosaur Revolution. It tells the story of an Allosaurus during the Jurassic era 150 MYA along with neighboring species.


The story opens up at 3 A.M. 150 MYA during the late Jurassic in west Portugal. A mother Allosaurus and her four nestlings are sleeping, when an Ornitholestes begins to create loud calls. After repeated attempts to try to quiet the noisy dinosaur, the mother Allosaurus decides to silence it, Permanently. She bites off its head, and as soon as she tries to head back to sleep, another Ornitholestes begins to make more calls.

The next morning, a herd of Dinheirosaurus stop to drink at a watering hole. During the same time, a six-month old young Allosaur named Broken Jaw would rather play than to eat breakfast with his siblings (the dead Ornitholestes). He chases a skullbone down a hill, where it knocks into a Dinheirosaur's foot. An overly confident Broken Jaw threatens the Dinheirosaurus. A young female Dinheirosaurus, nicknamed Woodstock, whips her tail at Broken Jaw, breaking his lower jawbone. As Woodstock returns to her herd, Broken Jaw's mother discovers him, in pain and bleeding. She judges Broken Jaw's appearence, seeing no good purpose in raising an injured youngster, she abandons him, leaving him for dead.

Eleven years pass by, revealing that not only did Broken Jaw survive to become a young adult, but that his broken jawbone actually fully healed. He has also managed to stay alive by living at the watering hole. A Rhamphorhynchus lands to pick the leftover bits of meat on his teeth. Soon later, the ground begins to shake, showing that the adult Woodstock has returned with her own herd (and a limping youngster). As she and her herd feasts, Broken Jaw targets her offspring, which has a deformed front foot. However, Broken Jaw is quickly spotted, and Woodstock jumps into action. She beings to whip her tail, but Broken Jaw comes prepared this time. He latches on, and tears it off, making it a little snack for him. However, as Woodstock tends to her severed tail and Broken Jaw begins to snack, distant roars can be heard in the distance, as Woodstock gets suspicious, and a bunch of Miragaia were found lying dead. Broken Jaw has no idea about who was responsible for the massacre.

Sometime later, Broken Jaw wakes up for his morning drink at the watering hole, with Woodstock and the other herbivores watching carefully. Meanwhile, an Ornitholestes chases after a lizard, and after the lizard escapes, it decides to catch a Rhamphorhynchus up a tree. It gets its head stuck in the tree, and falls down onto Broken Jaw's back. Broken Jaw was annoyed, and chases the Ornitholestes until it hides and he gives up. As he returns to his territory, he spots Woodstock frustrated about loosing her tail, as her child was wandering alone. He gets ready to attack, until everyone's attention is thwarted to a newly arrived Torvosaurus, the predator that killed the Miragaia earlier. The next day, Broken Jaw, Woodstock, and her herd witness a juvenile Miragaia being killed and taken by the same Torvosaurus. Later that day, Broken Jaw heads down for a drink. When he looks up, the Torvosaurus is seen lying under his tree. Seeing the Torvosaurus as a threat, he begins an attempt to intimidate the Torvosaurus with threat calls and a tail whack. However, it only aggravates the megalosaur, and soon Broken Jaw is the intimidated one. The Torvosaurus goes on the attack, knocking Broken Jaw down and biting him close to his private part, creating a huge gash. However, the Rhamphorhynchus and Ornitholestes distract the Torvosaurus, giving Broken Jaw precious seconds to escape. He heads for a dried river bed to lick his wounds. The Rhamphorhynchus begins to clean the Torvosaurus's teeth, betraying Broken Jaw. Could this mean that the Torvosaurus is the new king of the watering hole?

As Broken Jaw still checks his injuries, the Torvosaurus wakes up from a nap and prepares to hunt Woodstock's child. Woodstock spots him, and quickly puts herself between the Torvosaurus and her youngster. What makes this even worse for the Torvosaur is that he almost steps on a juvenile Miragaia, which infuriates the adults. Trapped between Woodstock and the Miragaia, the Torvosaur charges into Woodstock, knocking her down. Because the Miragaia run in fear, he has a clear path straight to the young Dinheirosaurus. He catches up to it, and knocks it down. The youngster puts up a fight and kicks the Torvosaurus in the face. But the Torvosaurus bites the juvenile's leg and swings it around like rag doll. However, Broken Jaw arrives just in time, and latches onto the Torvosaur's neck, giving it one last attempt to get his territory back. By the time the megalosaur shakes Broken Jaw off, Woodstock has recovered, and rushes over. Using all of her strength, she rears onto her hind legs and crushes down upon the Torvosaurus, causing him to have internal bleeding. As the Torvosaurus is dying slowly, Broken Jaw and Woodstock form a truce, and as Woodstock plays with her baby and leads it back to the herd, Broken Jaw begins to feast on the Torvosaurus corpse.

A drought settles over Portugal, turning the watering hole into a puddle of mud. As Broken Jaw takes a sip and Woodstock lies down, the ground begins to shake violently. A herd of five Lusotitans arrive at the watering hole. Each one is over 30 tons and 60 feet tall. Like the Dinheirosaurus, they are seasonally migrating in search of food and water. The Dinheirosaurus, Miragaia, and even the Rhamphorhynchus and Ornitholestes follow the Lusotitans. Broken Jaw is the only one left at the watering hole, for he isn't part of the herd. He waits patiently, until a storm brews and wakes him up. In conclusion, the life as a predator has taught Broken Jaw many important things. How to hunt, how to kill, but most importantly, how to wait. <Trivia>

  • This is the only episode where early mammals do not appear.
  • There is a shot where the Dinhierosaurus is s swinging her tail, about to hit Broken Jaw. It got cut from some versions of the episode.