Relic Hunter: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 25
1999

Buddha's Bowl

Event: NEPAL 523 B.C.
Sydney and Nigel go to Nepal searching Buddha’s bowl for villagers building a shrine to Siddhartha, the original Bud…

2 Oct 02
1999

Smoking Gun

Event: CHICAGO 1930
Sydney is persuaded to locate Al Capone’s diamond encrusted gun by the grandson of a man framed for murder 70 years ag…

3 Oct 09
1999

The Headless Nun

Event: NOVA SCOTIA 1600’S
Sydney crash lands at a convent in Nova Scotia, while returning from an expedition. Th…

4 Oct 16
1999

Flag Day

Event: CALIFORNIA 1846
Sydney and Nigel see an old photo of the Pioneer’s Bear Flag of California, believed to have been destroyed during…

5 Oct 23
1999

Thank You Very Much

Event: GERMANY 1960
A musician appeals to Sydney to help him find his lost guitar given to him by Elvis Presley. The three head first to Nashvil…

6 Oct 30
1999

Diamond in the Rough

Event: FENWAY PARK, BOSTON 1946
Arrogant baseball star Frank Newhouse hires Sydney to find t…

7 Nov 06
1999

Transformation

Event: SALZBURG, AUSTRIA 1946
A military officer persuades Sydney and Nigel to join him on an undercover mission to lo…

8 Nov 13
1999

Etched in Stone

Event: NORTHUMBRIAN COAST 935 A.D.
Stewie Harper shows up at the university posing as a visiting professor. He’s…

9 Nov 20
1999

The Book of Love

Event: CASANOVA’S HIDEAWAY, ITALY 1749
Sydney and Nigel are persuaded by soccer player…

10 Nov 27
1999

The Myth of the Maze

Event: ATHENS, GREECE 3000 B.C.
Stavros dangles an ancient trinket in front of both Claudia and Sydney in Athens. Stav…

11 Feb 05
2000

Irish Crown Affair

Event: IRELAND 1000 A.D.
Sydney’s former classmate Molly fears the life of an online acquaintance is in danger and begs Sydney to help. Se…

12 Feb 12
2000

The Emperor's Bride

Event: HUANG RIVER, CHINA 1000 B.C.
Sydney and Nigel investigate a Chinese antiquity that wa…

13 Feb 19
2000

Afterlife and Death

Event: EGYPT 1425 B.C.
Sydney and Nigel go to Cairo to chase down the real tomb raider, when Sydney’s old friend Bruce Farrow is framed fo…

14 Feb 26
2000

Nine Lives

Event: EGYPT 1895
Elizabeth Ruckeyser, the curator of New York’s Crawford Institute, summons Sydney and Nigel to track down a ancient Egyp…

15 Mar 04
2000

Affaire de Coeur

Event: SCOTLAND 1430
Sydney and Nigel head to the Scottish Highlands searching the missing half of the twine-ing rings that belonged to lovers f…

16 Mar 11
2000

A Vanishing Art

Event: BUDAPEST 1897
Magician Rex Rolands seeks out Sydney’s expertise to locate a jewel-encrusted staff that belonged to the Hungarian ro…

17 Apr 22
2000

A Good Year

Event: PARIS 1792
The discovery of a hidden scroll sparks a mission to recover the lost crown jewels of France. The message points Sydney and Ni…

18 Apr 29
2000

The Last Knight

Event: PARIS, FRANCE CIRCA 1300
Sydney and Nigel are off to Paris to authenticate both the f…

19 May 06
2000

Love Letter

Event: A SMALL VILLAGE SOUTH OF PARIS 1789
Sydney and Nigel’…

20 May 13
2000

Possessed

Event: LIBYA 1300’S
Sydney and Nigel rush off to Brussels to search for Zeus’ sacred sundial, at the request of Sydney’s old f…

21 May 20
2000

Nothing but the Truth

Event: THE BARBARY COAST 1534
Sydney’s former mentor, Professor Chandler, passes away…

22 May 27
2000

Memories of Montmartre

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’ Moul…

About Relic Hunter

Relic Hunter follows the globe-trotting adventures of unorthodox American archaeologist Sydney Fox (Carrere) and her more reserved British assistant Nigel Bailey (Anholt). They are assisted at their ‘home base,’ a generic American university identified only as Trinity College, by ditzy student secretary Claudia (Booth), the spoiled and fashion-conscious daughter of one of the college’s major donors. The character of Claudia was replaced in the third season by Karen Petrushky (Reichert), who is closer to the standard ‘sexy secretary’ stereotype but with an impressive facility for predicaments of a bureaucratic nature. Some fans have interpreted this as a network attempt to enhance the sex appeal of the series which instead contributed to its ultimate cancellation at the close of the third season.

At the start of each episode, we see a short flashback in which a relic or artifact is used or abused in its original time before being lost, stolen, or hidden. We then cut to Trinity College in the present day, where Sydney and Nigel are asked to find the relic by some person or agency such as a museum, private collector, or government. Most episodes feature the duo travelling around the globe, hunting for clues in order to find the artifact. Complications abound, often with rival relic hunters getting involved, generally giving Sydney a chance to show off her martial arts prowess. It is then up to Sydney and Nigel to seize the relic and ensure it ends up in the proper hands (such as the rightful owners or a suitable museum). Each episode ends with a scene at Trinity College explaining what has happened to the relic.

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