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About RELIC HUNTER & Episode Guides

About RELIC HUNTER & Episode Guides

Relic Hunter Aired From September 20, 1999 - May 20, 2002

About the Show:
THE HUNT IS ON! Join unorthodox History Professor Sydney Fox (Tia Carerre) and her eager but hapless teaching assistant Nigel Bailey (Christien Anholt) on the adventure of a lifetime. Aided by an unparalleled knowledge of ancient civilizations, Sydney and Nigel outwit the competition at every turn as they look for ancient artifacts to return to museums and/or the ancestors of the original owner while often battling rival hunters seeking out artifacts for the money.

Highly sought after for both her beauty and her skills as a Relic Hunter, Sydney has tracked down the crown of a Gypsy King, a Baseball glove of mythic power and an entire lost civilization. Racing against fortune hunters and even the odd Vampire, there's never a doubt about who's going to come out on top.

Relive the fun and excitement of Sydney and Nigel's journey through the ages, along with the humor and reluctant heroics of the ever-saucy, and somewhat air-headed secretary, Claudia (Lindy Booth).


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Tia CarrereSydney Fox
Christien AnholtNigel Bailey
Lindy BoothClaudia
Tanja ReichertKaren Petrusky

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Season 1

Episode 1: Buddha's Bowl (Sep/20/1999)
Unorthodox archaeologist Sydney Fox and her British assistant Nigel Bailey are commissioned by villagers from Nepal to find Buddha's bowl for their shrine to Siddhartha, the original Buddha. But Sydney learns her rival Stewie Harper has been hired by banker Michael Chan to find the bowl so he can save his family's bank from financial ruin.

Episode 2: Smoking Gun (Sep/27/1999)
Sydney and Nigel are persuaded to locate Al Capone's diamond-encrusted gun by the grandson of a man framed for murder 70 years ago, which he hopes will clear his grandfather's name. Sydney uncovers Capone's fabled booby-trapped bunker while Nigel falls in love with Lori

Episode 3: The Headless Nun (Oct/04/1999)
Sydney crash lands at a convent in Nova Scotia, while returning from an expedition. The Sisters of Mercy ask for help in finding the remains of Sister Evangeline, whose body has been missing for over 400 years.

Episode 4: Flag Day (Oct/11/1999)
Sydney and Nigel see an old photo of the Pioneer's Bear Flag of California, believed to have been destroyed during the struggle to control the state in 1846.

Episode 5: Thank You Very Much (Oct/18/1999)
A musician appeals to Sydney to help him find his lost guitar given to him by Elvis Presley during his G.I Joe days.

Episode 6: Diamond In The Rough (Oct/25/1999)
Arrogant baseball star Frank Newhouse hires Sydney to find the magical glove of former baseball great Jimmy Jonesboro, stolen more than 50 years ago.

Episode 7: Transformation (Nov/01/1999)
A military officer persuades Sydney and Nigel to join him on an undercover mission to locate the Paracelsus scrolls, fabled to contain the formula to turn lead into gold.

Episode 8: Etched In Stone (Nov/08/1999)
Stewie Harper shows up at the university posing as a visiting professor. He's got a lead on the burial treasure of king Jan II (known as 'the Bold') but needs Sydney's expertise to find it.

Episode 9: The Book Of Love (Nov/15/1999)
Sydney and Nigel are persuaded by soccer player Roberto Giannini into launching a search for Casanova's Book of Love.

Episode 10: The Myth Of The Maze (Nov/22/1999)
Stavros dangles an ancient trinket in front of both Claudia and Sydney in Athens. He claims that the marble charm is the key to the fabled Minotaur's Maze.

Episode 11: Irish Crown Affair (Jan/31/2000)
Sydney's former classmate Molly fears the life of an online acquaintance is in danger and begs Sydney to help. Sean Bolger discovered an ancient scroll that could lead to the lost crown of the last King of Ireland.

Episode 12: The Emperor's Bride (Feb/07/2000)
Sydney and Nigel investigate a Chinese antiquity that washed ashore in Alaska, more than 3000 miles from its origin being lost over 3000 years.

Episode 13: Afterlife And Death (Feb/14/2000)
Sydney and Nigel go to Cairo to chase down the real tomb raider, when Sydney's old friend Bruce Farrow is framed for plundering the tomb of Thutmose III and pocketing the Pharaoh's diamond himself.

Episode 14: Nine Lives (Feb/21/2000)
Elizabeth Ruckeyser, the curator of New York's Crawford Institute, summons Sydney and Nigel to track down an ancient Egyptian relic, the sacred statue of the cat goddess Mafdet that Sydney found and returned once before.

Episode 15: Affaire de Coeur (Feb/28/2000)
Sydney and Nigel head to the Scottish Highlands searching the missing half of the twine-ing rings that belonged to lovers from the 15th century.

Episode 16: A Vanishing Art (Mar/06/2000)
Magician Rex Rolands seeks out Sydney's expertise to locate a jewel-encrusted staff that belonged to the Hungarian royal family.

Episode 17: A Good Year (Apr/17/2000)
The discovery of a hidden scroll sparks a mission to recover the lost crown jewels of France.

Episode 18: The Last Knight (Apr/24/2000)
Sydney and Nigel are off to Paris to authenticate both the find and the legend behind, after monks deliver a Knights Templar medallion to Dr. Jaebert, curator at the French Institute of Antiquities.

Episode 19: Love Letter (May/01/2000)
Sydney and Nigel's graduate student Nicole Chamfort is convinced that young lovers from her ancestral hometown in France, were secretly married on the eve of the French Revolution, moments before the happy groom was murdered by revolutionaries.

Episode 20: Possessed (May/08/2000)
Sydney and Nigel rush off to Brussels to search for Zeus' sacred sundial, at the request of Sydney's old friend, author Eric Dalt.

Episode 21: Nothing But The Truth (May/15/2000)
Sydney's former mentor, Professor Chandler, passes away before finishing recovering the Ruby Chalice of Truth, his life's work, a long-fabled relic imbued with truth-inducing powers.

Episode 22: Memories Of Montmartre (May/22/2000)
Sydney's grandmother Isabelle's trunk of things sparks a trip into the past for Sydney, who's been fascinated with Isabelle who once sang at Paris' Moulin Rouge.



Season 2

Episode 1: The Put Back (Sep/18/2000)
Sydney and Nigel go to Africa, after answering the call of fellow Relic Hunter Ross Crawford. They must return a treasure to its original place, instead of hunting down one.

Episode 2: Dagger Of Death (Sep/25/2000)
After he bludgeons his assistant beyond recognition, anthropologist Fredrick Terrace is convinced that the dagger of Kali, the Indian goddess of destruction, made him do it.

Episode 3: Last Of The Mochicas (Oct/02/2000)
After recovering a vessel believed to contain the Great Warrior Spirit of the Mochicas and hopping a flight to Lima, Sydney and Nigel assume their adventure is complete.

Episode 4: The Legend Of The Lost (Oct/09/2000)
Government agent Derek Lloyd, who tricked Sydney and Nigel into a mission once before, lures Sydney to New Guinea by kidnapping Nigel.

Episode 5: Fertile Ground (Oct/16/2000)
At a reunion, Sydney is surprised that her high school sweetheart Tony has more on his mind than before. He's on the trail of Hawaii's Idol of Lono, stolen by Captain Cook's men in 1779.

Episode 6: Gypsy Jigsaw (Oct/23/2000)
Sydney receives a mysterious package after her old friend, Garrett Burke, is killed in Bucharest, sent before his death. Burke was hunting an ancient gypsy treasure, the Crown of Roma.

Episode 7: Three Rivers To Cross (Oct/30/2000)
Randal Fox, Sydney's father and a hydrodam-building engineer, beckons his daughter to China so that he can keep his word to monks who refuse to abandon Three Rivers for the dam's opening, believing their long-lost statue, the Jade Empress, is hidden in the valley.

Episode 8: Roman Holiday (Nov/06/2000)
Sydney's colleague Professor Penrose has a lead on Caesar's breastplate, believed to render the wearer invincible, and heads for Rome to have an ancient text translated.

Episode 9: Cross Of Voodoo (Nov/13/2000)
Two graduate students on the trail of the Haitian Cross of Utu disappear in New Orleans and Sydney and Nigel go down on the bayou to find them.

Episode 10: Lost Contact (Nov/20/2000)
To rescue a relic-hunting team hired by billionaire entrepreneur Rod Thorson to locate an ancient sacrificial bowl, Sydney, Nigel and Thorson parachute into the Myanmar jungle.

Episode 11: The Real Thing (Jan/08/2001)
Sydney and Nigel discover relics of Egyptian Pharaoh Amun the Second, whose treasure-laden burial chamber was thought to have never been found, while serving as technical advisors on a movie.

Episode 12: M.I.A. (Jan/15/2001)
Sydney knows she's putting her life on the line, when she agrees to a sting operation orchestrated by Interpol agent Cate Hemphill. But before the sting begins, she's snatched by an unseen assailant, and it's up to Cate, Nigel and Claudia to pinpoint a suspect.

Episode 13: Out Of The Past (Jan/29/2001)
Sydney and Nigel laugh it off when Claudia claims to have known Cleopatra in a past life. They begin to listen when her claims reveal a secret compartment in the Egyptian queen's golden jewelry box.

Episode 14: Eyes Of Toklamanee (Feb/05/2001)
Sydney's graduate student Adam Grant unearths a lead on the never found but most famous of all Native American artifacts: the legendary Eyes of Toklamanee.

Episode 15: Run Sydney Run (Feb/12/2001)
Sydney, Nigel and their Army escorts are ambushed by rebel forces, while in Russia recovering an ancient blade, known as the Sword of Ateas, lost over 2000 years ago.

Episode 16: French Connection (Feb/19/2001)
Sydney and Nigel are thrown into an international intrigue, when one of Nostradamus' prophecies predicts that a Fox will stop a royal assassination.

Episode 17: Don't Go Into the Woods (Apr/16/2001)
Author and conspiracy theorist Vladimir Bugos contacts Sydney and Nigel to locate the Golden Falcon of Maribor, a relic last seen the night Crown Princess Natasha, its owner, disappeared about 400 years ago.

Episode 18: Midnight Flight (Apr/23/2001)
Sydney's old friend from the Louvre Museum begs to join the hunt for a ruby-encrusted scepter once wielded by Gunther the Brave.

Episode 19: The Executioner's Mask (Apr/30/2001)
Sydney and Nigel link the incident to French folklore, when an antique bronze mask disfigures a supermodel.

Episode 20: The Royal Ring (May/07/2001)
Nigel's older brother and a curator at the British Museum, Preston, uncovers a riddle by Henry VIII that may lead to the wedding ring of Anne Boleyn.

Episode 21: Set In Stone (May/14/2001)
Nigel makes contact with a Hungarian monk who could help him prove that St. Gabriel and his magical sword once existed. But, when Nigel and Sydney arrive at the remote monastery, the Abbot denies any knowledge of Nigel's contact.

Episode 22: Deadline (May/21/2001)
One of Sydney's friends has been blackmailed by a collector into finding the world's first Christian cross. It is believed to grant its possessor eternal salvation.



Season 3

Episode 1: Wages Of Sydney (Sep/17/2001)
Sydney and Nigel are hot on the trail of a Chinese ‘dragon's egg’ which is rumoured to contain an early nitro-glycerine style explosive.

Episode 2: Mr. Right (Sep/24/2001)
After recovering an artefact in Bali, Sydney meets an old friend, Gray, and decides to remain there on vacation while Nigel heads back to the States. Another old ‘friend’, intrepid CIA agent Derek Lloyd, is in Bali seeking a relic: a bowl that will reveal the user's true love.

Episode 3: Sydney At Ten (Oct/01/2001)
As a student, Sydney witnessed the fatal robbery of her professor, and now she must help a school friend to find her mentor’s killer and recover the Egyptian necklace that was stolen.

Episode 4: The Light Of Truth (Oct/08/2001)
Sydney must compete with rival archaeologist Frank Kafka for the Light of Truth Lamp, a lamp that reveals the true nature of anyone who holds it. Sydney and Kafka have a history though: Kafka blames Sydney for the loss of his left hand.

Episode 5: Treasure Island (Oct/15/2001)
The wife of a deceased criminal relic hunter approaches Sydney, and asks for her help recovering the real life treasure that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote about in ‘Treasure Island’.

Episode 6: Star Of Nadir (Oct/22/2001)
Sydney and Nigel travel to the Middle East to meet an old friend of Sydney's, who is now a queen, only to discover that she has died in a mysterious accident. The queen was looking for the Star of Nadir, which is a token of true leadership. Sydney and Nigel simultaneously pursue the Star and the queen’s killer.

Episode 7: Vampire's Kiss (Oct/29/2001)
Horror writer Lucas Blackmer asks Sydney for help in finding the Vampiric chalice, which is purported to help keep a vampire alive. Nigel, however, uncovers evidence to suggest that Blackmer is a vampire himself, and may be plotting a series of underhand schemes. When a vampire hunter named Kantor intervenes, Sydney and Nigel must choose whom to believe.

Episode 8: Devil Doll (Nov/05/2001)
Sydney and Nigel recover a ruby-eyed statue from an Aztec pyramid in Central America, only to be tied up and robbed by their tour guide, Carlos. Upon freeing themselves, the duo chases Carlos, only to find him dead and the statue gone.

Episode 9: Incognito (Nov/12/2001)
After recovering a 16th century lancet from a New Guinea cave, Sydney and Nigel go on the run from head-hunters, with Nigel accidentally cutting himself on the lancet as they flee. The lancet gives Nigel super strength, which comes in handy when, working undercover as part of an Interpol scam, he becomes involved with a notorious bounty hunter named ‘Anjou’.

Episode 10: All Choked Up (Nov/19/2001)
Sydney is grabbed by mysterious men who lock a necklace on her. The necklace in question has mind controlling powers and influences Sydney to take a leave of absence and travel to Greece. Nigel must break Sydney’s spell before she comes after him, with murder in mind.

Episode 11: Warlock Of Nu Theta Phi (Jan/14/2002)
A Wiccan ceremonial amulet is given to Meg, a student of Sydney’s. Meg recites the amulet’s attached incantation and falls into a coma. The amulet is then stolen. In order to restore Meg to full health, Sydney must re-locate the amulet and interrupt an illicit Wiccan spiritual ceremony.

Episode 12: Women Want To Know (Jan/21/2002)
While filming in Southeast Asia, the dissident locals start a rebellion forcing Sydney to take refuge in a nearby temple. But as they close in on her, Sydney must use her cunning to evade them while Nigel and Karen alert the government to quash the insurgence.

Episode 13: Fire In The Sky (Jan/28/2002)
After a businessman tells Sydney about a strange piece of metal found in Washington State, she goes to the dig site to get answers. Facing resistance from the FBI, she suspects that the metal may be the remains of an alien meeting with ancient tribe shamans.

Episode 14: Hunting With The Enemy (Feb/04/2002)
Sydney and Nigel are captured and taken to Fabrice De Viega, an old nemesis who wants their help in recovering an urn containing the ashes of Confucius. With De Viega holding Karen hostage, the duo begrudgingly leave for Cambodia to secure the relic.

Episode 15: Antianeirai (Feb/11/2002)
When a mentor of Sydney’s is killed and a staff piece stolen from him, she heads off with Nigel to Istanbul to investigate. Nigel is soon kidnapped by a gang of militant amazons searching for the Belt of Hippolyte and forced to do their bidding. Can Sydney save him before they succeed?

Episode 16: Under The Ice (Feb/18/2002)
Called to an Antarctic research base, Sydney and Nigel find the corpses of the research team scattered everywhere. Upon finding the sole survivor, the duo learn that the researchers were wiped out by a virus-infected mummy, which may have been released deliberately…

Episode 17: Arthur's Cross (Apr/15/2002)
Nigel and Sydney investigate the case of a man cudgelled to death with the Cross of Arthur. Suspicious of everyone affiliated with the deceased, Sydney unravels a series of cryptic clues to discover who’s responsible and to recover the valuable relic.

Episode 18: Faux Fox (Apr/22/2002)
While Nigel romances a beautiful young student, Sydney is clocked from behind by a thief who steals her wallet and crossbow. On a relic hunt in Madrid, Sydney arranges to meet a contact, but finds him dead… and killed with her crossbow. Framed for his murder, the duo must clear their name and find those responsible before the police catch up with them.

Episode 19: Pandora's Box (Apr/29/2002)
Sydney inherits the key to Pandora’s Box and begins the hunt for the infamous relic. Along with Nigel, she successfully sneaks into the palace containing the Box whilst disguised as harem dancers, but are soon confronted by men planning to misuse the box for their own gain.

Episode 20: The Warlord (May/06/2002)
In the midst of uncovering an ancient wall painting in Bekkastan, Sydney and Nigel discover a thief stealing their horses. While Sydney pursues the culprit, Nigel is left behind in the middle of nowhere and is soon charmed by a beautiful woman into helping her prove her right to lead her people.

Episode 21: Fountain Of Youth (May/13/2002)
A case of mistaken identity in Seville leads Sydney and Nigel to Lord Andrew’s manor. They are soon embroiled in a desperate search for a vial of water said to be from the legendary Fountain of Youth, but with rival relic hunter Sean James on the case, it won’t be a smooth ride.

Episode 22: So Shall It Be (May/20/2002)
Plagued by dreams of her dead arch nemesis Fabrice De Viega, Sydney must regain her senses as she searches for the ‘astronomicons’, the lost keys to the druid cult in Stonehenge. Aided by a young druid author who is not who he seems, Sydney and Nigel must unravel a mystery that will shock them to their very core.