List of Relic Hunter episodes

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The following is a list of episodes for the 1999–2002 television series, Relic Hunter. Three seasons consisting of 22 episodes each were broadcast between September 20, 1999, and May 20, 2002. In total 66 episodes were produced.

The series ran in the US as well as both Ireland and the United Kingdom, where it has aired on Sky1 and subsidiary channels, while in Canada, it has aired on Citytv, Space, Showcase, and recently CTV's sister network A-Channel before it was outright bought out by them.

All three seasons have been released on DVD in Region 1 and in Region 4.

Season 1 is set to be released in Region 2 in a digitally restored version on 28 December 2015.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release dates
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 4
1 22 September 20, 1999 May 22, 2000 April 20, 2010 August 17, 2005
2 22 September 18, 2000 May 21, 2001 May 18, 2010 June 21, 2006
3 22 September 17, 2001 May 20, 2002 June 8, 2010 June 2, 2010


Season 1 (1999–2000)[edit]

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1 1 "Buddha's Bowl" Ian Toynton Bill Taub September 20, 1999 (1999-09-20) 101
Unorthodox archaeologist Sydney Fox and her new 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.
2 2 "Smoking Gun" Ian Toynton Frank Encarnacao September 27, 1999 (1999-09-27) 102
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
3 3 "The Headless Nun" Ken Girotti Robert Gilmer October 4, 1999 (1999-10-04) 103
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.
4 4 "Flag Day" David Wu Ian Toynton October 11, 1999 (1999-10-11) 107
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.
5 5 "Thank You Very Much" Don McCutcheon Jurgen Wolff October 18, 1999 (1999-10-18) 105
A musician appeals to Sydney to help him find his lost guitar given to him by Elvis Presley during his G.I Joe days.
6 6 "Diamond in the Rough" Don McCutcheon Robert Gilmer October 25, 1999 (1999-10-25) 109
Arrogant baseball star Frank Newhouse hires Sydney to find the magical glove of former baseball great Jimmy Jonesboro, stolen more than 50 years ago.
7 7 "Transformation" Clay Borris Bill Taub November 1, 1999 (1999-11-01) 106
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.
8 8 "Etched in Stone" John Bell Bill Taub November 8, 1999 (1999-11-08) 114
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.
9 9 "The Book of Love" Paolo Barzman Jurgen Wolff November 15, 1999 (1999-11-15) 111
Sydney and Nigel are persuaded by soccer player Roberto Giannini into launching a search for Casanova's Book of Love.
10 10 "The Myth of the Maze" Graeme Lynch Robert Gilmer November 22, 1999 (1999-11-22) 112
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.
11 11 "Irish Crown Affair" Paolo Barzman Jurgen Wolff January 31, 2000 (2000-01-31) 115
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.
12 12 "The Emperor's Bride" Stefan Scaini Julie Lacey February 7, 2000 (2000-02-07) 108
Sydney and Nigel investigate a Chinese antiquity that washed ashore in Alaska, more than 3000 miles from its origin being lost over 3000 years.
13 13 "Afterlife and Death" Don McCutcheon Rob Gilmer & Bill Taub February 14, 2000 (2000-02-14) 113
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.
14 14 "Nine Lives" Paolo Barzman William Gough February 21, 2000 (2000-02-21) 110
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.
15 15 "Affaire de Coeur" Steve DiMarco Robert Gilmer February 28, 2000 (2000-02-28) 104
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.
16 16 "A Vanishing Art" Ian Toynton Naomi Janzen March 6, 2000 (2000-03-06) 116
Magician Rex Rolands seeks out Sydney's expertise to locate a jewel-encrusted staff that belonged to the Hungarian royal family.
17 17 "A Good Year" Paolo Barzman Martin Brossollet April 17, 2000 (2000-04-17) 118
The discovery of a hidden scroll sparks a mission to recover the lost crown jewels of France.
18 18 "The Last Knight" Ian Toynton Andre Jacquemetton April 24, 2000 (2000-04-24) 120
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.
19 19 "Love Letter" Jean-Pierre Prevost Elizabeth Baxter May 1, 2000 (2000-05-01) 117
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.
20 20 "Possessed" Jean-Pierre Prevost Robert Gilmer May 8, 2000 (2000-05-08) 121
Sydney and Nigel rush off to Brussels to search for Zeus' sacred sundial, at the request of Sydney's old friend, author Eric Dalt.
21 21 "Nothing But the Truth" John Bell Bill Taub May 15, 2000 (2000-05-15) 119
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.
22 22 "Memories of Montmartre" Paolo Barzman Rob Gilmer & Bill Taub May 22, 2000 (2000-05-22) 122
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 (2000–2001)[edit]

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23 1 "The Put Back" Ian Toynton Jeff F. King September 18, 2000 (2000-09-18) 201
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.
24 2 "Dagger of Death" Ian Toynton Jurgen Wolff September 25, 2000 (2000-09-25) 203
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.
25 3 "Last of the Mochicas" John Bell Ron Levinson October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) 204
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.
26 4 "The Legend of the Lost" John Bell Leonard Dick October 9, 2000 (2000-10-09) 202
Government agent Derek Lloyd, who tricked Sydney and Nigel into a mission once before, lures Sydney to New Guinea by kidnapping Nigel.
27 5 "Fertile Ground" Terry Ingram Michelle Lovretta October 16, 2000 (2000-10-16) 205
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.
28 6 "Gypsy Jigsaw" Larry McLean Becky Southwell October 23, 2000 (2000-10-23) 206
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.
29 7 "Three Rivers to Cross" Terry Ingram Jeff F. King October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30) 207
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.
30 8 "Roman Holiday" Milan Cheylov Jurgen Wolff November 6, 2000 (2000-11-06) 210
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.
31 9 "Cross of Voodoo" George Mendeluk Charles Heit November 13, 2000 (2000-11-13) 209
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.
32 10 "Lost Contact" Milan Cheylov Leonard Dick November 20, 2000 (2000-11-20) 208
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.
33 11 "The Real Thing" John Bell Martin Brossollet January 8, 2001 (2001-01-08) 211
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.
34 12 "M.I.A." Julian Grant Gil Grant January 15, 2001 (2001-01-15) 215
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.
35 13 "Out of the Past" Paolo Barzman Edwina Follows January 29, 2001 (2001-01-29) 212
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.
36 14 "Eyes of Toklamanee" John Bell Larry Mollin February 5, 2001 (2001-02-05) 213
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.
37 15 "Run Sydney Run" Paolo Barzman Jeff F. King February 12, 2001 (2001-02-12) 214
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.
38 16 "French Connection" Paolo Barzman Peter Mohan February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19) 217
Sydney and Nigel are thrown into an international intrigue, when one of Nostradamus' prophecies predicts that a Fox will stop a royal assassination.
39 17 "Don't Go into the Woods" Ian Toynton Elizabeth Baxter April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16) 216
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.
40 18 "Midnight Flight" Ian Toynton Charles Heit April 23, 2001 (2001-04-23) 218
Sydney's old friend from the Louvre Museum begs to join the hunt for a ruby-encrusted scepter once wielded by Gunther the Brave.
41 19 "The Executioner's Mask" Paolo Barzman Maria & Andre Jacquemetton April 30, 2001 (2001-04-30) 219
Sydney and Nigel link the incident to French folklore, when an antique bronze mask disfigures a supermodel.
42 20 "The Royal Ring" John Bell Jurgen Wolff May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07) 220
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.
43 21 "Set in Stone" Paolo Barzman David Wolkove May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14) 221
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.
44 22 "Deadline" John Bell Jeff F. King May 21, 2001 (2001-05-21) 222
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 (2001–2002)[edit]

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45 1 "Wages of Sydney" John Bell Jeff F. King September 17, 2001 (2001-09-17) 301
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.
46 2 "Mr. Right" John Bell Kris Dobkin September 24, 2001 (2001-09-24) 303
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.
47 3 "Sydney at Ten" Ian Toynton Leonard Dick October 1, 2001 (2001-10-01) 304
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.
48 4 "The Light of Truth" George Mendeluk Andre & Maria Jacquemetton October 8, 2001 (2001-10-08) 305
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.
49 5 "Treasure Island" John Bell Jurgen Wolff October 15, 2001 (2001-10-15) 306
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’.
50 6 "Star of Nadir" Terry Ingram Alison Lea Bingeman October 22, 2001 (2001-10-22) 308
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.
51 7 "Vampire's Kiss" Ian Toynton Michelle Lovretta October 29, 2001 (2001-10-29) 302
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.
52 8 "Devil Doll" Bruce Pittman Charles Heit November 5, 2001 (2001-11-05) 309
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.
53 9 "Incognito" Terry Ingram Jurgen Wolff November 12, 2001 (2001-11-12) 310
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’.
54 10 "All Choked Up" Holly Dale James Thorpe November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19) 311
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.
55 11 "Warlock of Nu Theta Phi" Bruce Pittman Tracey Forbes January 14, 2002 (2002-01-14) 312
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.
56 12 "Women Want to Know" George Mendeluk Charles Heit January 21, 2002 (2002-01-21) 307
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.
57 13 "Fire in the Sky" Jorge Montesi David Wolkove January 28, 2002 (2002-01-28) 313
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.
58 14 "Hunting with the Enemy" Terry Ingram Kris Dobkin February 4, 2002 (2002-02-04) 314
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.
59 15 "Antianeirai" Jeff F. King Jeff F. King February 11, 2002 (2002-02-11) 316
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?
60 16 "Under the Ice" Jorge Montesi Damian Kindler February 18, 2002 (2002-02-18) 315
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…
61 17 "Arthur's Cross" Paolo Barzman Rio Fanning April 15, 2002 (2002-04-15) 321
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.
62 18 "Faux Fox" Jonathan Hackett Peter Hume April 22, 2002 (2002-04-22) 317
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.
63 19 "Pandora's Box" Mark Roper Arnie Olsen April 29, 2002 (2002-04-29) 318
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.
64 20 "The Warlord" Chris Bould Edwina Follows May 6, 2002 (2002-05-06) 319
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.
65 21 "Fountain of Youth" Chris Bould Jurgen Wolff May 13, 2002 (2002-05-13) 320
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.
66 22 "So Shall It Be" Jonathan Hackett Jeff F. King May 20, 2002 (2002-05-20) 322
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.