The Best Episodes of Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water
The series centers around Nadia, a young girl of unknown origins, and Jean, a young French inventor. Early in the story, the two protagonists are chased by Grandis Granva, Sanson, and Hanson, a group of jewel thieves who pursue Nadia for the blue jeweled pendant she possesses. After being rescued by Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Super Sea Cruiser Nautilus, the jewel thieves and the young protagonists join forces and participate in the struggle against the Neo-Atlantean forces, who seek to dominate the world. In the process, Nadia and Jean save the world from violent domination by the Neo-Atlantean forces led by Gargoyle, explore worldly mysteries and the powers of the blue pendant, uncover Nadia's hidden family ties, and ultimately discover the secret origins of Nadia.
#1 - Successor to the Stars
Season 1 - Episode 39
All the pieces fall into place for the final stage of Jean and Nadia's journey around the world, Nemo and Gargoyle's long-standing feud, and the secret behind Nadia's Blue Water pendant. I won't tell you how it ends....
#2 - The New Nautilus
Season 1 - Episode 36
Gargoyle's battleships appear over Tartessos. To save Jean and the others, Nadia surrenders herself... but not before Jean swears to save her. Forced to flee from Gargoyle's battleships, our pals run into Captain Nemo and his crew, who have survived... and now operate a superpowerful battleship called the New Nautilus.
#3 - To the Sky
Season 1 - Episode 38
The New Nautilus and Gargoyle, now aboard Red Noah, face off in a spectacular duel of pyrotechnics, lasers, and, ultimately, wills. Midway through, both crafts head into outer space. After finally breaking in, Nemo, Jean, and Electra confront Gargoyle, who now has Nadia under his control.
#4 - Electra the Traitor
Season 1 - Episode 22
After relocating Jean, Nadia, Marie, and King to his personal quarters (which he will later jettison from the doomed Nautilus), Nemo finds Electra holding a gun on him. In an extended flashback sequence, Electra reveals her tormented past, her complicated feelings for the captain... and a horrifying connection between Nadia and Nemo.
#5 - Farewell Nautilus
Season 1 - Episode 21
The Nautilus is ensnared by Gargoyle's super powerful SeaNet magnet. In the fight that follows, Grandis, Sanson and Hanson escape on the Gratan (to help free Nemo and the others from Gargoyle's battleship). The battle culminates with the badly damaged Nautilus plummeting into the sea....
#6 - Emperor Neo
Season 1 - Episode 37
Gargoyle takes Nadia before the puppet leader of Neo-Atlantis, Emperor Neo, who reveals that he has a strong connection with both Nadia and Nemo. Eight time zones away, Nemo and the others plan to fight Gargoyle in a final duel. Throughout, both Jean and Nadia learn about the origins of the Atlanteans.
#7 - The Secret of Blue Water
Season 1 - Episode 35
Finally, our pals arrive at Nadia's real homeland--Tartessos. As they tour through its long forgotten ruins, our heroine finally reveals her darkest secrets... including who she is. How will all this affect her relationships with everyone, especially Jean?
#8 - The Nautilus Faces Its Biggest Crisis
Season 1 - Episode 15
Captain Nemo's vessel falls into yet another deadly trap set by Gargoyle--one which involves the Garfish and a surprise attack from American battleships. The subsequent damage costs the lives of several sailors--including a friendly young engineer named Ensign Fait. Jean, who had become friends with Fait, is horrified and devastated to witness someone being killed by the technology he had so strongly idealized with.
#9 - Labyrinth in the Earth
Season 1 - Episode 30
Four months afterward, the Gratan is nearly repaired, and soon our pals will set off for Africa. But first Jean and Nadia go off on a hike which leads them to a mysterious underground cavern that turns out to be more than they suspected. The exploration culminates when Nadia falls into a trance and vanishes behind a wall, leaving her clothes in Jean's arms! During all this, Ayerton tries to make his move on Grandis.
#10 - Infiltration of the Secret Base
Season 1 - Episode 6
Marie and King are captured by the soldiers, so Jean and Nadia set off to a forbidding looking area to save them. Their rescue mission leads the pair to the base of the soldiers, who call themselves Neo-Atlantis, and their evil commander, Gargoyle, wants Nadia and her Blue Water at all costs.
#11 - The Mystery of the Lost Continent
Season 1 - Episode 16
The victims of Gargoyle's latest attack are taken to the long-forgotten underworld of Atlantis to be buried. While there, Jean discovers that his father's ship was sunk by the Garfish. Nadia also learns that she must keep the Blue Water at all costs, no matter what pain or damage it may cause.
#13 - The Valley of Dinicthys
Season 1 - Episode 14
Marie and Nadia become sick from a dangerously fatal tropical fever. To save them from death, Nemo charts course for an underground reef, where he takes Jean, Sanson, and Hanson on a quest to find the cure. Coming back, however, they have to deal with a territorial, eel-like Dinicthys....
#14 - Jean's New Invention
Season 1 - Episode 17
Jean is tired of being treated like a child by the Nautilus crew. Hoping to cheer him up, Nadia suggests Jean to build another aircraft. Inspired, he sets off to do just that. At first he is determined to construct the new helicopter by himself, but then realizes he still needs the support of some grown-ups. With Hanson's help, Jean completes the craft and takes Nadia on a very delightful test flight. While airborne, Jean promises that he will one day take Nadia to Africa....
#15 - The First Kiss
Season 1 - Episode 25
As a result of Nadia's foolishness, the children only have meat for food. This infuriates Nadia so much that she declares to starve... until she becomes desperate to eat a can of rotten spinach, getting sick. Jean sets off to find a cure, only to become intoxicated by hallucinogetic mushrooms(!). Overwhelmingly grateful, and stupidly unaware that Jean is not himself, she gives him his first real kiss....
#17 - Lincoln Island
Season 1 - Episode 24
Now that they are settled into their new island home (which they dub "Lincoln Island", Jean uses his knowledge and technology to bring a little civilization. Nadia, on the other hand, wants to live with nature... only to discover that doing so is a lot harder than she ever dreamed of.
#21 - The Island of the Witch
Season 1 - Episode 27
After surviving a typhoon, Jean, Nadia, Marie, and King discover another island drifting mysteriously toward them. Exploring it, the children find Ayerton, a flaky scientist who they met on the battleship in Episode 3.
#23 - King, the Lonely Lion
Season 1 - Episode 26
King gets jealous of Jean and Nadia becoming more intimate and runs away. Jean sets off to find him... but not before Nadia goes ballastic upon realizing that he does not remember the kiss she gave him (he had been stoned from the hallucinogetic mushrooms).