Relic Hunter: Season 2

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 23
2000

The Put Back

Event: KUBA, AFRICA 100 AD
Sydney and Nigel go to Africa, after answering the call of fellow Relic Hunter Ross Crawfor…

2 Sep 30
2000

Dagger of Death

Event: TEMPLE OF KALI INDIA 500 AD
After he bludgeons his assistant beyond recognition, anth…

3 Oct 07
2000

Last of the Mochicas

Event: SOUTH AMERICA 662 AD
After recovering a vessel believed to contain the Great Warrior Spirit of the Mochicas and…

4 Oct 14
2000

The Legend of the Lost

Event: VANUATU ISLANDS 4800 B.C.
Government agent Derek Lloyd, who tricked Sydney and Nigel into a mission once before…

5 Oct 21
2000

Fertile Ground

Event: HAWAII 1779
At the reunion, Sydney is surprised that her high school sweetheart Tony has more on his mind than before. He’s on the…

6 Oct 28
2000

Gypsy Jigsaw

Event: ROMANIA 1830
Sydney receives a mysterious package after her old friend, Garrett Burke, is killed in Bucharest, sent before his death. Bur…

7 Nov 04
2000

Three Rivers to Cross

Event: THREE RIVERS, CHINA 1245 AD
Randal Fox, Sydney’s father and a hydrodam-building…

8 Nov 11
2000

Roman Holiday

Event: ROME 44 BC
Sydney’s colleague Professor Penrose has a lead on Caesar’s breastplate, believed to render the wearer invincible,…

9 Nov 18
2000

Cross of Voodoo

Event: HAITI LATE 18TH CENTURY
Two graduate students on the trail of the Haitian Cross of Ut…

10 Nov 25
2000

Lost Contact

Event: BURMA THE BRITISH-BURMESE WAR 1824

11 Jan 13
2001

The Real Thing

Event: EGYPT 1516 BC
Sydney and Nigel discover relics of Egyptian Pharaoh Amun the Second, whose treasure-laden burial chamber was thought to ha…

12 Jan 20
2001

M.I.A.

Event: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA 1886
Sydney knows she’s putting her life on the line, when she agrees to a sting o…

13 Feb 03
2001

Out of the Past

Event: EGYPT 30 B.C.
Sydney and Nigel laugh it off when Claudia claims to have known Cleopatra in a past life. They begin to listen when her cla…

14 Feb 10
2001

Eyes of Toklamanee

Event: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY 1605
Sydney’s graduate student Adam Grant unearths a lead on the never found but most…

15 Feb 17
2001

Run Sydney Run

Event: URAL STEPPES, RUSSIA 339 B.C.
Sydney, Nigel and their Army escorts are ambushed by re…

16 Feb 24
2001

French Connection

Event: CHURCH OF CORDIERS SALON, FRANCE 1600
Sydney and Nigel…

17 Apr 16
2001

Don't Go Into the Woods

Event: CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS 1711 A.D.
Author and conspiracy theorist Vladimir Bugos contacts Sydney and Nigel to locat…

18 Apr 23
2001

Midnight Flight

Event: GERMANIA CIRCA 400 A.D.
Sydney’s old friend from the Louvre Museum begs to join the hunt for a ruby-encru…

19 Apr 30
2001

The Executioner's Mask

Event: BOURG, FRANCE 1789
Sydney and Nigel link the incident to French folklore, when an antique bronze mask disfigure…

20 May 07
2001

The Royal Ring

Event: TOWER OF LONDON 1536
Nigel’s older brother and a curator at the British Museum, Preston, uncovers a riddl…

21 May 14
2001

Set in Stone

Event: BALATON, HUNGARY 1595
Nigel makes contact with a Hungarian monk who could help him prove that St. Gabriel and h…

22 May 21
2001

Deadline

Event: JERUSALEM 1099 A.D. THE FIRST CRUSADE
Allan has been blackm…

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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