The Best Episodes Directed by Ron Oliver

The Tale of the Renegade Virus

#1 - The Tale of the Renegade Virus

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 4 - Episode 1

Simon's latest prank in a series played between him and his friend Evan goes too far when Evan is late for school but he seems to have forgiven him. He even lets Simon have the first chance to try out a new virtual-reality program both have been waiting to try. But instead of experiencing fencing Simon finds himself trapped in a world where he must outwit an intelligent computer-virus. The virus has reprogrammed the system so that if Simon doesn't get out of the life-like setting where nothing works in his favor it will take over his brain to wreak havoc outside the computer.

star 8.66
82 votes
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Flossed in the Woods

#2 - Flossed in the Woods

Flash Forward Season 1 - Episode 13

Tucker and Becca suggest that their fathers let them go camping with just Christine, Miles and Horace. Convinced they'd never survive alone, their fathers decide to stay nearby in case there is a problem. When the kids set up camp, they soon discover camping is harder than they realized and begin to miss the conveniences of home. Tucker gets mad at Miles, Becca gets mad at Christine, Miles hates camping, and Christine has left Steve the dog. Horace spends all his time fearing the dreaded ""Laughing Phantom"". However, in the middle of this fiasco, Tucker gets his sense of humour back. He convinces them all to band together to get the campsite in order, just in time to show their fathers they have it under control after all.

star 8.52
6 votes
Underground

#3 - Underground

Animorphs Season 1 - Episode 3

The Animorphs try out the disk, but nothing happens. Jake and Marco realize that someone very close to Jake is a Controller. The Controller turns out to be Jake's brother Tom. Jake wants his brother back, and he'll do anything to do it. They tried morphing out into ferocious animals from the clinic that Cassie's mother works in. Jake acquires a Tiger and Rachel acquires a Lion. They use it to try and free all of the humans in the Yeerk Pool located under the school. Their attempt ended with no free humans, without Tom, Tobias was gone (Probably captured by the Yeerks), and the disk was lost.

star 8.50
4 votes
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Welcome to Camp Nightmare (2)

#4 - Welcome to Camp Nightmare (2)

Goosebumps Season 1 - Episode 6

The summer camp of Billy's dreams is turning out to be a total nightmare. The food stinks. The counselors are weird. And who or what is this vicious beast everyone calls ""Sabre""? Things are getting worse by the minute! So why doesn't Uncle Al, the camp director, seem worried? Does the mystery of the Forbidden Bunk have something to do with Billy's fellow campers disappearing one by one? Either way Billy has had it! He's determined to find out what is going on before it is too late.

star 8.37
101 votes
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Changes (1)

#5 - Changes (1)

Animorphs Season 2 - Episode 3

Tired of defending the world from alien invaders, the Animorphs decide to unwind and relax at their school's spring dance. Rachel can't wait to go with her dream date--Tobias, of course. Once she persuades Jake and Cassie to double date with them, she drags Cassie off to the mall in search of the perfect dress. The shopping expedition ends in disaster when Cassie discovers that a well-known cosmetics company tests their products on animals. Enraged, she convinces Jake to break into the laboratory with her and free the animals. When their plan backfires completely, the other Animorphs rush in and save the day. Exhausted from the battle, Marco as a dog; runs into the woods so that he can morph in private. Unfortunately, he doesn't realize that he's got company; a boy was taping him morphing back into a human....

star 8.00
1 votes
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Let's Get Invisible!

#6 - Let's Get Invisible!

Goosebumps Season 2 - Episode 13

On Max's birthday, he finds a sort of magic mirror in the attic. It can make him become invisible. So Max and his friends start playing now you see me, now you don't. Until Max realizes that he's losing control. Staying invisible a little too long. Having a harder and harder time coming back. Getting invisible is turning into a very dangerous game. The next time Max gets invisible, will it be... forever?

star 7.97
34 votes
The Tale of Station 109.1

#7 - The Tale of Station 109.1

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 5 - Episode 2

Chris is obsessed with death. His brother tries to get him to snap out of it by locking him in a hearse and turning up the radio full blast. The radio goes right to 109.1. When Chris goes to the station, DJ Roy mistakes him for a dead man, and sends him to the afterlife.

star 7.94
82 votes
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The Tale of Prisoner's Past

#8 - The Tale of Prisoner's Past

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 5 - Episode 5

Scott and his step-brother hate each other and can't seem to get along. After fighting on their school field trip to a famous prison, they accidentally release One-Eyed Jack, an ex-prisoner's ghost, and he follows them home. They finally have to learn to cooperate in order to get the ghost to rest in peace.

star 7.90
79 votes
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The Tale of the Crimson Clown

#9 - The Tale of the Crimson Clown

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 3 - Episode 12

A young bratty boy learns a lesson when a Chucky-like clown doll comes to life and starts to terrorize him.

star 7.89
90 votes
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The Tale of the Phantom Cab

#10 - The Tale of the Phantom Cab

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 1 - Episode 1

Two brothers, while lost in the woods, come across a mysterious cab driver and a very unusual man named Dr. Vink who won't let any of his victims go unless they solve a riddle.

star 7.88
352 votes
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The Tale of the Curious Camera

#11 - The Tale of the Curious Camera

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 3 - Episode 9

After getting his portraits back from the basketball team, Matt finds that he didn't show up in the photos. To make it up to him, the photographer gives him an antique camera because it has apparently 'chosen' him. Matt soon learns that anything he takes a picture of willhave something bad happen to it. Whether you want it or not.

star 7.87
84 votes
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How to Kill a Monster

#12 - How to Kill a Monster

Goosebumps Season 2 - Episode 18

Gretchen and her brother, Clark, hate staying at their weird grandparents' house. they live right in the middle of a dark, muddy swamp. And things just keep getting spookier as there's something really weird about Grandma and Grandpa's house. Something about that room upstairs. The one that's locked and has those strange noises coming from it...

star 7.86
46 votes
The Tale of Old Man Corcoran

#13 - The Tale of Old Man Corcoran

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 2 - Episode 13

Two boys befriend a group of hide 'n' seekers who play their game in a graveyard that's rumored to be haunted by a caretakers's ghost. They soon find out that it might not be just a rumor.

star 7.85
92 votes
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The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner

#14 - The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 4 - Episode 9

Ethan wants to be a comic book artist, but his submissions are constantly rejected by companies. One day, he's invited to a comic shop, where he gets the only copy of the comic ""The Ghastly Grinner."" He accidentally brings the supervillain to life and it starts turning everyone into giggling mindless idiots.

star 7.84
85 votes
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The Tale of the Carved Stone

#15 - The Tale of the Carved Stone

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 3 - Episode 7

Alison Denny moves to a new town and desperately wants to fit in and find friends, but is having trouble getting them to accept her. When she buys a carved stone from Sardo's Magic Mansion, she discovers that it allows her to go back to a time when when another family was living in her new home.

star 7.82
89 votes
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The Tale of the Full Moon

#16 - The Tale of the Full Moon

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 2 - Episode 9

Two young pet detectives try to figure out where all the neighborhood cats are disappearing to. They find a clue when looking through a neighbor's back yard. He seems to have a rather large collection of cat collars hidden in his backyard. They begin to suspect that he's a werewolf, but unfortunately, no one believes them.

star 7.76
91 votes
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Night of the Living Dummy II

#17 - Night of the Living Dummy II

Goosebumps Season 1 - Episode 10

It's the middle of Amy Kramer's most-hated night, Family Night, where every member of the family has to share something with the others. After a home-made video of the family's most embarrasing situations put together by Amy's mischievious little brother, Jed, it's Amy's turn to share. She decides to share a ventriloquist act with her ventriloquist dummy, Dennis. However, not even halfway through the routine, Dennis loses his head. Amy complains to her father, reminding him that he told her she'd get a new dummy. So Amy does. She gets Slappy. However, after Amy reads the card of magic gibberish in Slappy's coat pocket, she's just put her family and herself in jeopardy. Because Slappy's no normal dummy. He's one that can come to life...

star 7.74
98 votes
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The Tale of the Super Specs

#18 - The Tale of the Super Specs

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 1 - Episode 6

Weeds, a prankster, buys his friend Marybeth a pair of super spec glasses as part of an April's Fool Day where once she places on the glasses, strange figures appear and can't be explained.

star 7.72
138 votes
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That's My Baby

#19 - That's My Baby

Flash Forward Season 1 - Episode 10

Tucker is all set to play an exra in a horror movie on the weekend, until his mother reminds him that he has to spend that day looking after Horace. So Tucker tells Becca he'll take over their joint Health assignment which involves looking after a lifelike doll that has to be cared for like a real baby, if she'll look after Horace on Saturday. His parenting skills turn out to be disastrous. First he lets the doll's hand accidently fall into the toaster and then when Becca asks him to babysit another child for her in an emergency he misplaces the 3 year old child in the mall.

star 7.71
7 votes
Cry of the Cat (1)

#20 - Cry of the Cat (1)

Goosebumps Season 4 - Episode 5

In the light of the full moon, Allison Rogers saw the cat sprawled on its back, its head twisted to one side, its four paws straight up in the air. Even from her bedroom window high above the ground, Allison recognized the cat. The cat named Rip. And Allison knew without going down there that she had killed it again. Killed it for a third time.

star 7.66
27 votes
Presents

#21 - Presents

Flash Forward Season 1 - Episode 17

Because they were born on the same day, Becca and Tucker have a tradition of exchanging gifts the night before their birthdays. Becca always gets a great present for Tucker, and every year Tucker struggles to buy Becca a present that only he seems to appreciate. This year he goes to great lengths to find something she'll love, even enlisting the help of Ellen. He does find a beautiful music box for Becca but he finds himself stood up when Becca doesn't show. Becca was at the pizza parlour pining over her latest crush, Gooch. Tucker feels betrayed and a guilt-ridden Becca decides to make this a birthday Tucker will never forget. She succeeds with the help of Ellen and the assistant of TV personality Mike Miller, who happens to be Tucker's favourite comedian.

star 7.62
5 votes
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The Tale of the Dark Music

#22 - The Tale of the Dark Music

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 1 - Episode 11

Andy Carr moves in the new neighborhood where things don't start out well until he figures out that there's something hidden inside his basement.

star 7.61
109 votes
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Super Nova

#23 - Super Nova

Lexx Season 1 - Episode 2

Zev decides they should go to Brunnis, the original home of the Brunnen-G, in hopes of finding something that can prolong Kai's life. When they arrive they find it barren, except from holographic messages left by the eccentric "Poet Man". As they enter the library, they are totally unaware that back on the Lexx Giggerota has sprung back to life and plots to steal it with the help of the remaining Divine Predecessors.

star 7.60
348 votes
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Our Lips Are Sealed (2)

#24 - Our Lips Are Sealed (2)

Degrassi Season 5 - Episode 16

Emma's downward spiral into the world of eating disorders could have dire consequences on her. Meanwhile Alex and Hazel try to play nice for Paige.

star 7.59
32 votes
The Addams Family Goes to School

#25 - The Addams Family Goes to School

The New Addams Family Season 1 - Episode 3

The school board finds out that Wednesday and Pugsley have never been to school, and insists that they be enrolled immediately. Gomez and Morticia are rightly concerned about how the first day of school would be for the kids. Wednesday and Pugsley return with the horror of a dragon being killed in Grimm's Fairy Tales. But everything is straightened out when the school board reps come to the Addams house.

star 7.49
65 votes
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The Tale of Laughing in the Dark

#26 - The Tale of Laughing in the Dark

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 1 - Episode 2

A kid named Josh decides to prove that a fun house isn't haunted by stealing the nose of the clown who is supposed to haunt the place. He learns that the story isn't fiction when Zeebo pays him a little visit.

star 7.42
273 votes
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Say Cheese and Die!

#27 - Say Cheese and Die!

Goosebumps Season 1 - Episode 15

Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he and his friends found. The photographs keep turning out wrong. Very wrong. Like the snapshot Greg took of his father's new car that shows it totalled. And then Greg's father is in a nasty wreck. But Greg's friends don't believe him. Shari even makes Greg bring the camera to her birthday party and take her picture. Only Shari's not in the photograph when it develops. Is Shari about to be taken out of the picture permanently? Who is going to take the next fall for...the evil camera?

star 7.40
49 votes
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How I Got My Shrunken Head (2)

#28 - How I Got My Shrunken Head (2)

Goosebumps Season 4 - Episode 2

What has two eyes, a mouth, and wrinkly green skin? Mark's shrunken head. It's a present from his Aunt Benna. A gift from the jungle island of Baladora. Mark can't wait to show the kids at school his shrunken head. It's so ugly. So gross. So awesome. But late on night the head starts to glow. Because it's no ordinary head. It gives Mark a strange power. A magical power. A dangerous power...

star 7.35
38 votes
The Tale of a Door Unlocked

#29 - The Tale of a Door Unlocked

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 5 - Episode 10

Justin visits Sardo's Magic Mansion and buys a miniature door from Sardo that's supposed to let him see the future. He sees an unfamiliar girl trapped in a fire. But soon a new girl, Ashley, arrives at school and looks exactly like the girl that Justin saw in the fire. It's up to him to save her from the future.

star 7.33
48 votes
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The Escape

#30 - The Escape

Animorphs Season 1 - Episode 7

Rachel, Marco and Ax were at the Diner when this guy was crazy for Oatmeal. The man was George Edelman and he announced that he had a Yeerk in his brain so Rachel and Marco went to the hospital to check him out. He told them a lot about the Yeerks, Yeerkes crave Instant Maple Oatmeal like a drug and cannot redeem control of their hosts but the Yeerk will always be in his head, and the new Yeerk Pool is under the whole town. So the Animorphs have a new weapon, but how are they supposed to use it? They can't use it on the Controllers, that'd be like hurting the slaves to spite the slave owners. At the restaurant, the Animorphs try to enter the Yeerk pool but it did not work because a Gleet BioFilter was there to destroy all lifeforms without Yeerks in their brains, but luckily, they escaped as roaches. They have to go directly to the source, dig underground as ferrets. When they reached the Yeerk Pool, they threw Oatmeal into the Yeerk Pool, and a Hork-Bajir has taken down Tobias

star 7.33
3 votes
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Welcome to Camp Nightmare (1)

#31 - Welcome to Camp Nightmare (1)

Goosebumps Season 1 - Episode 5

The summer camp of Billy's dreams is turning out to be a total nightmare. The food stinks. The counselors are weird. And who or what is this vicious beast everyone calls ""Sabre""? Things are getting worse by the minute! So why doesn't Uncle Al, the camp director, seem worried? Does the mystery of the Forbidden Bunk have something to do with Billy's fellow campers disappearing one by one? Either way Billy has had it! He's determined to find out what is going on before it is too late.

star 7.26
111 votes
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Deadbeat Relatives

#32 - Deadbeat Relatives

The New Addams Family Season 1 - Episode 2

Wednesday recites an incantation and brings cousin Vlad Addams back from the grave. Vlad wants to kill Gomez and marry Morticia, but is unsuccessful in his attempts. Gomez becomes despondent when he incorrectly thinks that Morticia is accepting Vlad's advances. Wednesday, Pugsley, and Fester try to stop Vlad. Vlad and Gomez have a most interesting duel of various instruments (including pillows and thumb wrestling). But finally, Wednesday is able to complete the incantation to return Vlad from whence he came

star 7.23
48 votes
How I Got My Shrunken Head (1)

#33 - How I Got My Shrunken Head (1)

Goosebumps Season 4 - Episode 1

What has two eyes, a mouth, a wrinkly green skin? Mark's shrunken head. It's a present from his Aunt Benna. A gift from the jungle island of Baladora. Mark can't wait to show the kids at school his shrunken head. It's so ugly. So gross. So awesome. But late one night the head starts to glow. Because it's no ordinary head. It gives Mark a strange power. A magical power. A dangerous power...

star 7.23
39 votes
Annie Bails

#34 - Annie Bails

The Secret World of Alex Mack Season 1 - Episode 11

Annie considers going away to school. Meanwhile, Alex's powers are going haywire and she must convince Annie not to go.

star 7.20
10 votes
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The Tale of the Magician's Assistant

#35 - The Tale of the Magician's Assistant

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 2 - Episode 11

A young boy, Todd, starts doing the one thing that he's wanted to do since his father died, further his interest in magic. He becomes an assistant to the great magician Shandu and learns the rules of being a magician: Only let the audience see what you want them to see, never touch another magician's wand unless he hands it to you, and never get caught in your own reflection. But trouble ensues when Todd makes an unwise decision to take Shandu's wand and use it for himself.

star 7.17
86 votes
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Forever and a Day (1)

#36 - Forever and a Day (1)

Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Season 3 - Episode 21

Case File #298-321 Psychic healer has just successfully restored the sight of a blind woman when he is interrupted by the Office of Scientific Investigation and Research agents and taken to the central lab to test the man's healing powers.

star 7.09
32 votes
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Solitary Confinement

#37 - Solitary Confinement

Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Season 3 - Episode 13

Case File #226-051 The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research senior data analyst Lindsay Donner and pathologist Claire Davison are called to the Newgate Correctional Facility after an inmate dies mysteriously while in solitary confinement.

star 7.09
34 votes
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Frozen Faith

#38 - Frozen Faith

Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Season 2 - Episode 19

Case File #721-219 The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research investigates a suburban home in which the living room has become an icy chamber.

star 7.06
36 votes
Morticia and the Psychiatrist

#39 - Morticia and the Psychiatrist

The New Addams Family Season 1 - Episode 21

Pugsley joined the Junior Troopers so Morticia called a psychiatrist who suggests that Pugsley just wants their attention.

star 7.03
31 votes
The Labyrinth

#40 - The Labyrinth

Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Season 2 - Episode 17

Case File #309-217 When a city worker is killed by a wave of light and sound, the Office of Scientific Investigation and Research is called in to investigate.

star 7.00
33 votes
Harlequin

#41 - Harlequin

Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Season 3 - Episode 9

Case File #828-456 The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research investigates the unusual death of a large South American rodent called a capybara at the Windsor Animal Hospice.

star 7.00
32 votes
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On the Run

#42 - On the Run

Animorphs Season 1 - Episode 4

The Andalite disk which Jake lost and Tobias are still missing. Jake and Marco get an e-mail in Cyberia from the Yeerks offering them a trade. They want to trade an Andalite for the disk. The Animorphs plan to trick the Yeerks by giving a normal animal to the Controller. The animal is not really Andalite, but they believe the Yeerks will assume that the ""Andalite"" is in morph. Jake morphs into a Lizard to use thought-speak. Marco is caught shoplifting Jake (Who is still a lizard), and had to morph into a rat to escape. Rachel and Cassie go to A Sharing meeting with Melissa. Rachel morphed into a Fly to find out The Sharing's future plans that are coming up. Jake and Marco thought that they had the disk after finding it in the city garbage dump, which is where Jake had to morph into a Dog to resuce Marco. They soon realize that the disk is fake, and that the Yeerks have been using it to track them.

star 7.00
3 votes
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Y2K

#43 - Y2K

Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Season 3 - Episode 18

Case File #009-873 Two computer programmers trying to develop a solution to the Y2K problem enter a sealed lab and begin work. Later, they go into convulsions and, with blood pouring from their eyes and ears, fall to the ground dead. The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research team arrives at the lab to investigate.

star 6.80
5 votes
Mud Pack

#44 - Mud Pack

Flash Forward Season 1 - Episode 19

When Becca finally figures out the secret location of the ninth graders's annual bash, she spills the top secret information to Kerry, who doesn't stop blabbing until everyone in the eighth grade knows. To salvage her reputation, Becca plans a new bash at her vacationing uncle's empty house. But Becca's older sister Ellen also decides to take advantage of the empty house and plans a date with her boyfriend for the same afternoon as Becca's party. Tucker, who's been grounded by his dad, sneaks out to warn Becca that her sister is on the way, but by the time he arrives, the party is already completely out of control.

star 6.78
5 votes
Total Eclipse of the Heart

#45 - Total Eclipse of the Heart

Degrassi Season 5 - Episode 17

Marco is forced to confront his past, face to face. Meanwhile Liberty gets news about her baby.

star 6.73
22 votes
The Tale of the Frozen Ghost

#46 - The Tale of the Frozen Ghost

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 2 - Episode 8

When Daphne takes Charlie to stay with his aunts, they mention something about a ghost. Charlie's terrified when he keeps seeing a strange, glowing boy complaining that he's cold.

star 6.71
98 votes
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Funny Like Me

#47 - Funny Like Me

Flash Forward Season 1 - Episode 24

It's time for the eighth grade talent show. Tucker is planning to do standup, Miles is working on a magic act, and Becca, Christine and Max are practicing their tap dance routine. Tucker invites Roland, a less popular student, to be a part of his act. Roland secretly wants to be more like Tucker and starts dressing and acting just like him, which drives Tucker crazy. Max and Christine wish Becca and her two left feet weren't a part of the dance number. Becca catches the two girls practicing the routine without her and decides to be a judge instead. Roland attempts to do the act himself and bombs until Tucker saves him, but it's Max and Christine who win first prize.

star 0.00
1 votes
Changes (2)

#48 - Changes (2)

Animorphs Season 2 - Episode 4

Nothing is going right for the Animorphs. Tobias refuses to take Rachel to the dance, Marco can't find a date at all, and Ax is acting even stranger than usual. To make matters worse, Harold Nesbit, notorious computer nerd, has a video tape of Marco morphing from dog to human, and he was about to mail it to ""The World's Weirdest Video"" show for a big money reward. The night before Harold was going to send the video, Marco and Jake trespassed on his property and try to steal the tape, but they were unsuccessful, they accidentally stole the wrong tape. The next day, the group found out that Harold has not sent in the video, yet and they search the mall to find him, but he had already sent it before going to the mall. Jake and Rachel decide to sneak into the TV studio and steal the tape. Unfortunately, this is not as easy as it sounds. When Rachel and Jake arrive at the studio, they discover that a new TV executive has taken control of the studio...and his name is Visser Three, whil

star 0.00
0 votes
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Changes (3)

#49 - Changes (3)

Animorphs Season 2 - Episode 5

The spring dance is only hours away, and Tobias still refuses to go...he's got more serious things to deal with. A graffiti image of a hawk is popping up all over the city. Worried that someone knows about his hawk morph, he decides to investigate the situation. Meanwhile, Marco is busy conducting his own investigation. When he notices a suspicious looking construction worker hanging around school, Marco follows him...and discovers that his friends are in huge danger.

star 0.00
0 votes
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