Relic Hunter

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  • TV-14
  • 1999
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.6  (6,242)

Relic Hunter is a television show that follows the story of Sydney Fox. Fox works by day as a college professor but by night goes on special missions to return stolen artifacts back to the museums where the rightfully belong. Armed with a black belt in martial arts Fox must battle with ancient mysteries and rival relic hunters who want the artifacts to sell on the black market or to private collectors. With only her linguistic assistant Nigel and her ditzy secretary Claudia Sydnia Fox must over challenges that her adversaries put in front of her if she wants to be to able to protect the relics.

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So Shall it Be
22. So Shall it Be
May 20, 2002
Event: STONEHENGE, ENGLAND 121 A.D. Sydney is plagued by dreams of De Viega as they meet with a druidic expert in England to get hold of a map leading to Druid astronomicon - the "keys to Stonehenge". But it's a fake Watson, as Karen discovers. He wants them to steal the map to the astronomicon from the secret society De Viega worked for, the Gar'al Na'tash (sic). "Watson" is actually Fabrice's son Andres, who reveals his father is alive but facially scarred. They find a coded blade but need the scabbard to solve the code. Andres leads them to his father, who offers to help them against the Gar'al Na'Tash to save his son. Andres is captured, and Fabrice bargains with the scabbard for his son's life after they use it to solve the code. While Sydney and Nigel go for the hidden site, Fabrice is captured by his society and tries to reconcile with his son. He then trades his life for his son's. Sydney and Nigel avoid the goons and recover the keys to the astronomicon. At the end someone lea
Fountain of Youth
21. Fountain of Youth
May 13, 2002
Event: PASCUS FLORIDA, WEST INDIES 1521 Sydney and Nigel are in Seville when a mysterious woman wants a letter from the Duke from Nigel. She escapes, and it turns out Nigel's brother Preston was the one she was after. He lures them to a Lord Andrew's manor with the story of a vial of water brought from the Fountain of Youth. Rival relic hunter Sean James is also there working for the Lord. Andrew has gambling debts, which the woman Mavis was trying to procure. After finding a clue, Sydney sends Sean off on a wild goose chase while she, Nigel, and Bailey go for the vial. Lord Andrew locks them in at gunpoint and Mavis takes the vial from him, and Sydney beats her up and takes the vial. It is empty, however, but Nigel decides to let his desperate brother Preston take the credit.
The Warlord
20. The Warlord
May 6, 2002
Event: BEKKASTAN, 1401 A.D. A horse rider asserts her right and ability to lead the clan seated upon a remarkable saddle. Back in the present, Sydney and Nigel uncover a wall-painting of the female rider. Just as they are about to study it, a sound comes from outside and Syd dashes out to find someone stealing their horses. She grabs one horse and pursues the theif leaving Nigel with his camera, laptop and little water in the middle of nowhere. Syd catches up with the theif but is knocked out fighting with him. After an anxious wait for Syds return, Nigel phones Karen and sets off on foot. Syd befriends the theif who turns out to be the twin brother of the leader of a tribe of horse people. Nigel passes out in the desert and is rescued by the aforementioned sister who enlists his help to find the saddle so she can prove her right to lead her people. Syd and the horse theif chap (with whom she has formed a bond) set off in search of the saddle, pausing briefly to sneak into the c
Pandora's Box
19. Pandora's Box
April 29, 2002
A deceased relic hunter bequeaths what he claims is the key to Pandora's Box to Sidney in his will, and she and Nigel set out for the Middle East to find the legendary container.
Faux Fox
18. Faux Fox
April 22, 2002
Event: ROYAL PALACE, MADRID 1808 Nigel is making time with a beautiful young student, Lorraine, with an interest in relic hunting in the office when Sydney is hit over the head by a thief, who steals her wallet and crossbow. The duo heads to Madrid to track down the crown jewels of Charles IV, only to find that the professor they were going to meet with is dead...killed with Sydney's crossbow. Framed as criminals, they quickly discover they were impersonated by Lorraine (actually Rayna) and Raoul. The latter killed the professor without Rayna's knowledge, and are now on the track of the crown jewels. After ducking the police, Sydney and Nigel catch up with Rayna and Raoul. Raoul takes Nigel hostage to lead him to the jewels and leaves Rayna and Sydney behind, handcuffed together. They manage to free themselves and stop Raoul as he grabs the jewels. Rayna is apparently tempted to join back up with him, but knocks him over the head and turns herself in.
Arthur's Cross
17. Arthur's Cross
April 15, 2002
Event: ENGLAND 455 A.D. Nigel and Sydney are called in to investigate a man bludgeoned to death with what turns out to be a relic: the Cross of Arthur. Winston Hubbard has been seeking the Cross, and the dead man's wife, Sarah Glover, believes he killed her husband. Sydney and Nigel eventually track the Cross through a cryptic series of clues, only to find out that Hubbard's nurse and Sarah herself arranged Sarah's husband's death, shared an affair with Hubbard's handyman, and framed Hubbard. Sarah kills the handyman and forces an alliance with the nurse, Emma. Nigel and Sydney put a stop to them both and recover the Cross.
Under the Ice
16. Under the Ice
February 18, 2002
Event: ARCTIC CIRCLE 1355 A.D. Sydney and Nigel are called to an Antarctic research base. Traveling there with a mechanic and an accountant (actually a secret NIA agent), they find the corpses of the research team scattered everywhere. It turns out the researchers had found a frozen Anasazi Indian, who became extinct for unknown reasons. They find one survivor, Eleanor. They discover that the Anasazi mummy is infected with a virus that causes outbreaks of violent insanity (and which wiped out the Anasazi), but Eleanor has a natural immunity. While Nigel and Eleanor try to contain the virus using cold, they discover another survivor, Rollin Harley, who thawed out the Anasazi to profit from the virus and is willing to kill. He murders the two men and traps Sydney on the surface, but she manages to get back into the base. Syd and Nigel manage to take out Harley.
Antianeiral
15. Antianeiral
February 11, 2002
Event: ASIA MINOR 1200 B.C. A professor/mentor of Sydney's is killed and a staff piece stolen from him. Sydney and Nigel head off to Istanbul to investigate where they run up against Natasha Tripova, the head of a militant group of Goddess worshippers looking for the Belt of Hippolyte. Nigel is grabbed by Natasha and her women gang, and forced to lead them to the belt. Sydney frees him and the two pursue Natasha to her ship. In a final fight Sydney defeats Natasha and proves herself worthy to the other women, who give up.
Hunting with the Enemy
14. Hunting with the Enemy
February 4, 2002
An urn commissioned in a Cambodian monastery by the Chinese emperor for the remains of Confucius is about to be destroyed by systematic bombing of a whole province - so DeViega, Sidneys mentor's Gural Nataz murderer, tricks and kidnaps her and Nigel (and their secretary on the home front, as additional blackmail leverage) to get to it trough a heavy mined area and decipher the I-ching on the way in before bombs hit it.
Fire in the Sky
13. Fire in the Sky
January 28, 2002
Event: PACIFIC NORTHWEST 1398 A.D. Sydney is approached by a businessman, Bobby Green, who wants Sydney to investigate the finding of a strange piece of a metal in a dig in Washington State. Sydney and Nigel head there, only to find the local sheriff, Dark Feather, hostile. Government agents are also on their trail. Fleeing the Feds, Sydney eventually finds that Dark Feather is sympathetic to her cause, and they track down a site holding ancient relics of his tribe. One of them is a series of marking that match the piece of metal, which Sydney and Green believe to be from an alien spacecraft that met with the tribe's shamans centuries ago. Green claims to have been an alien abductee, and believes this evidence will substantiate his claim. The Federal agents, headed by a Major Hillhurst, confront Sydney, Nigel, and Dark Feather at the cave site. Things look bad until Dark Feather's deputies come to the rescue. However, in the ending Sydney's office is ripped apart and the metal relic an
Women Want to Know
12. Women Want to Know
January 21, 2002
Event: SOUTHEAST ASIA 1075 A.D. Sydney is out in the field looking for a relic while accompanied by a women's talk show hostess and her cameraman. Nigel and Karen are back at the office. Sydney is entering a temple when rebels in the local Gamora Heights district stage a rebellion. The men are after foreigners. Sydney and the others take refuge in the temple, while Nigel and Karen collaborate with the show's producer back home to try and get aid to Sydney. Sydney manages to get into the temple, but the rebels trap her and the others there. They make a makeshift flare, send up a signal, and the government troops arrive to rescue them. They find out that the soldiers never saw the flare, and it was due to Nigel's intervention back in the States that they were rescued.
Warlock of Nu Theta Phi
11. Warlock of Nu Theta Phi
January 14, 2002
Event: NEW ENGLAND COLONIES 1692 A.D. Hundreds of years in the past a Wiccan ceremony is interrupted by the locals. In the present, the amulet used in the ceremony is given to Sydney's student Meg, who recites the incantation and goes into a coma. Sydney and Nigel look into the matter and discover the amulet has mystical powers, and will grant the person who invokes it correctly great magical powers. Someone else, a friend of Meg's boyfriend named Blake, is also looking for the amulet and manages to procure it from Karen using hypnotic/magical powers. A seerest, Zanda, warns that they need the amulet to restore Meg. Blake is indeed a warlock, the son of the man who interrupted the opening ceremony, and he has used his magical powers to augment his fraternity house, Nu Theta Phi. Sydney and Nigel manage to interrupt the ceremony in the secret catacombs of the frat house, defeat, Blake, and restore Meg to normal.
All Choked Up
10. All Choked Up
November 19, 2001
Event: GREECE 800 B.C. Sydney is grabbed by mysterious men, who lock a necklace on her. The next morning, under the influence of Carson Inez, she declares an indefinite leave of absence and departs for Greece with Inez. Karen and Nigel are shocked, and Nigel soon ascertains that the amulet has mind-control powers. He travels to Greece, where he finds that Sydney is willingly helping Carson to locate the tomb of Athena. Despite his best efforts, Sydney remains under Carson's thrall. Nigel is captured and reluctantly helps the two women. He later escapes, and Carson and Sydney make a try for the statue. Sydney realizes something is amiss and during moments of clarity manage to inscribe the incantation that binds the necklace wearer. Sent to kill Nigel, she manages to get it to him and he frees her. They capture Carson and avoid her men by putting her under the necklace's control.
Incognito
9. Incognito
November 12, 2001
New Guinea, 1522: A lancet bestows strength with its cut. 2001: Retrieving the lancet, Sydney and Nigel run into Nigel's look-alike just before his death. Nigel gets a cut from the lancet. Later, Cate persuades Nigel to impersonate the man.
Devil Doll
8. Devil Doll
November 5, 2001
(Generally) Central America, 1488 AD: the Aztecs hide a mysterious box. (Specifically) Central America 2001: A guide leads Sydney and Nigel to an unusual, underground Aztec burial chamber. Instead of a body, they find a relic.
Vampire's Kiss
7. Vampire's Kiss
October 29, 2001
Czechoslovakia, 1720: A Satan-worshiper escapes from his hunters. Trinity College, 2001: Lucas Blackmer, a babe-magnet, professor and a novelist asks Sydney to help find Vlad Tepes' lost relic. And he isn't the only one after it.
Star of Nadir
6. Star of Nadir
October 22, 2001
Event: PALACE OF THE TALIBS, ENDOSTAN 1423 A.D. 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. Assassins are still after the sultan, who Sydney rescues. The queen was looking for the Star of Nadir, which is a token of true rulership. If the Sultan has it, he can put down the various conservative Arabic factions united against him. Until then, he has commited his daughter Alia to marriage with Jamal, the son of Hakim Mustafa, one of the leading conservatives. Alia has other plans, much to Hakim's distaste for a non-traditionally acting woman. Alia, Sydney, and Nigel go looking for the Star, and discover that the castle head of security was the one responsible for the death of the queen, and has been working in cahoots with Hakim. They find the Star and get taken prisoner by the head of security, but Sydney gets the upper hand. Jamal turns against his father, who is forced to g
Treasure Island
5. Treasure Island
October 15, 2001
Event: THE SPANISH MAIN 1790 A.D. The wife of a deceased criminal relic hunter, Jamie Palmerston, approaches Sydney and asks for her help recovering the real-life treasure that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote about in "Treasure Island." Nigel meets them in the Caribbean, and they follow a circuitous series of clues that Stevenson left. Meanwhile, a local dive shop owner and his henchmen are on the trail, but both of them are mysteriously shot. Sydney and Nigel find the treasure, only to find that Jamie is in league with her not-so-dead husband to get the treasure. They leave Syd and Nigel buried in the sand and then Jamie shoots her husband and takes the treasure. Thanks to a fan of Nigel's, they manage to escape and Syd punches out Jamie and gets the treasure.
The Light of Truth
4. The Light of Truth
October 8, 2001
Arabia 843 AD: A sheik uses the Light of Truth to reveal his general as a traitor. 2001: Prince Shareem drops out from Sydney's class to go search for the Light of Truth. Sydney refuses to help, but then has to rescue Shareem from trouble.
Sydney at Ten
3. Sydney at Ten
October 1, 2001
Event: ST. BEATRICE'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 20 YEARS AGO In flashback we find out that Sydney's mentor at boarding school was an archaeologist, and was murdered over an Egyptian necklace. Young Sydney witnessed the murder, and can identify the killer's face. In the present day, she is contacted by her roommate Darcy Lowe, who needs her help to find the necklace and bring the murderer to justice. Darcy, Sydney and Nigel travel to find the necklace, only to find out that the murderer was Darcy's father. He was unjustly accused, since Sydney didn't see the real murderer off to the side who shot her teacher. The real killer is the mysterious Deviega, who is the head of a cult devoted to recovering the two parts of the necklace. Infiltrating a ceremony, Sydney tries to capture Deviega and avenge her teacher's death, but he escapes.
Mr. Right
2. Mr. Right
September 24, 2001
Event: BALI, INDONESIA 1459 A.D. After recovering an artifact in Bali, Sydney meets an old friend, Gray, and decides to remain there on vacation with him while Nigel heads back to the states. Unfortunately, another old "friend", intrepid CIA agent Derek Lloyd, is in Bali seeking a relic: a bowl that will reveal the user's true love. He wants to recover it so the U.S. government can give it to the Indonesians to win political points, but the Chinese are also looking for it. Sydney is forced to step out on Gray repeatedly, unable to resist the urge to go looking for another relic. She and Derek manage to find it, but Gray has always been captured by the Chinese agent. Syd manages to beat up the agent and recover the bowel for the U.S. Gray appears to realize that hunting relics will always come first for her, but that's still no reason they can't be romantically involved.
Wages of Sydney
1. Wages of Sydney
September 17, 2001
Event: QUAN SHU FORTRESS, MANCHURIA 1359 A.D. Sydney and Nigel are hot on the trail of a Chinese "dragon's egg" concerning an early contact-explosive like nitroglycerine. Rival relic hunter Kane has the map, but has been captured by a local warlord, Shandar. The duo have to break Kane out, and then get the map from him and go for the egg. They manage to get hold of it, but Kane and Shandar pursue them, and Sydney uses the explosive to blow up their opponents. Meanwhile, Claudia is off on a "fashion emergency" and temp Karen Petrusky is forced to deal with a budget review of Sydney's Ancient Studies department.
Description

Relic Hunter is a television show that follows the story of Sydney Fox. Fox works by day as a college professor but by night goes on special missions to return stolen artifacts back to the museums where the rightfully belong. Armed with a black belt in martial arts Fox must battle with ancient mysteries and rival relic hunters who want the artifacts to sell on the black market or to private collectors. With only her linguistic assistant Nigel and her ditzy secretary Claudia Sydnia Fox must over challenges that her adversaries put in front of her if she wants to be to able to protect the relics.Relic Hunter is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (66 episodes). The series first aired on September 25, 1999.

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Relic Hunter is available for streaming on the Syndicated website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Relic Hunter on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 25, 1999
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (6,242)