The BEST Episodes of Ocean Girl

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 6, 2020

Network: Network Ten

Welcome to Orca. Dr. Diane Bates accepts a job on a new underwater science labratory called Orca. She is going to study whales as part of her research. Recently divorced she and her two boys Jason and Brett set out to start a new life, what they don't know is that their life is about to change. After boarding Orca they soon discover irregular patterns in the Whale song. As the story unfolds it appears that the whale is communicating with another being -- a girl in fact! This girl not only can talk to whales but breathe underwater as well. The story continues as Neri discovers a sister and her origins -- a far off planet! She is from an advanced civilization "The Planet Of the Oceans" and that she has been sent on a mission to try to save her home as well as earth.

Water in the Desert

#1 - Water in the Desert

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Jan 26, 1997

Neri has Kal promise not to leave the island again. Lena uses HELEN to locate another piece of the Synchronium. Mera appears to Neri to again warns her that time is running out. The next day, Neri and Kal are on ORCA, but when asked to pinpoint the landing area of the Synchronium, Kal says he cannot. Kal tells Neri he is going back to the island to have a swim and think about problem but he instead goes to see Dr. Hellegren to tell him about the new piece. Hellegren isn't anxious to sent UBRI forces after it, instead preferring to let the kids find it and then take all the pieces at once after Kal discovers where they are hidden. Lena does her best to pinpoint the location of the Synchronium, but must use more of HELEN's resources to do so. Unfortunately an earthquake hits at that moment and the Commander quickly discovers the extra strain on HELEN when he is unable to access HELEN. As punishment for their actions, Lena, Cass, Brett, and Benny are assigned to clean-up detail-with Morgan as their supervisor. Neri ventures into the outback on her own to recover the Synchronium but succumbs to the heat. She is found by an aboriginal girl who takes her back to her family's campsite. There she is told a story about a water spirit who crashed to earth creating the water hole before them. Realising what the story means, Neri dives to the bottom of the water hole and finds the piece of the Synchronium. Finished with their clean-up duty, Cass takes out her frustrations on Morgan. Neri, exhausted from her walk back to the shore and her swim to the island, is met on the island by her friends. That night, as Neri sleeps, a spaceship lands on the island-Mera has returned to help her sister.

star 7.93
30 votes
Directors: Colin Budds
Writers: Helen MacWhirter
Gamma Level: Radioactive

#2 - Gamma Level: Radioactive

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 22, 1996

Dianne demands that a tribunal hearing be convened to stop UBRI's development, but Hellegren argues that there is no connection between the earthquake and UBRI's explosions. Another piece of the Synchronium is located by Lena, and Brett and Cass are sent to Neri's island to get Kal to pinpoint it's location. Venturing inland to retrieve the piece, Neri, Brett and Cass encounter a farm family with a blind daughter (Petra Yared). After discovering the Synchronium capsule to be empty, the trio are surprised to find that the Synchronium piece is a prized possession of Patti. After spending time with Patti, she gives Neri the Synchronium piece. When Lena encounters her father on ORCA, she threatens to go public with his work if he makes life difficult for her on the station. Dianne is upset to discover that canisters of radioactive materials are being stored in the school section of ORCA. When a tremor strikes, the canisters break open threatening Benny who is in the otherwise deserted computer lab. Jason goes against regulations to get him out and afterward he is praised by Commander Wellington who also chastises Morgan for her "by-the-books" approach to the emergency.

star 7.90
31 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
Eavesdropper

#3 - Eavesdropper

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 19, 1997

Kal is in the lap of luxury at UBRI, his room filled with all sorts of toys and games. Kellar, making reference to his failed relationship with Lena, angers Dr. Hellegren by suggesting he is treating Kal like an "obedient son." Hoping to find out where UBRI is keeping Kal, Cass and Brett take to the ORCA air ducts planning to break into UBRI's offices on OCRA. Discovered by UBRI security, they must quickly retreat at which time Brett loses his ID. UBRI identifies the intruders from Brett's ID and Dr. Hellegren seizes upon the opportunity to help him return Kal to his friends. About to release Kal, Dr. Hellegren tells him he is to discover where Neri keeps the pieces of Synchronium and report back to him, he also teaches Kal how to lie, and again promises Kal control of the island if he cooperates. Cass and Brett return to the air ducts in onother attempt to find out where Kal is being kept. Kellar is prepared and makes sure the two can hear her as she describes in detail UBRI's plans to relocate Kal. Using this information, the kids are able to "rescue" Kal from the UBRI truck transporting him. Back on the island, Brett says he is glad things are "back to normal" but at the same time, Kal is swimming out to talk to Dr. Hellegren who is disguised as a fisherman nearby.

star 7.90
30 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Helen MacWhirter
Time Bomb in the Jungle

#4 - Time Bomb in the Jungle

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 23, 1997

The effects of the new "Winston Seth" fault line are being felt all around the Pacific Rim as evacuations on ORCA are taking place. Lena locates the final piece of the Synchronium. Mera grows more suspicious of Kal's frequent disappearances but Neri once again defends his behaviour. After Sallyanne confronts Jason, Lena tells him that he should tell Sallyanne about Neri as she is his only close friend who doesn't know. He kids venture inland to recover the Synchronium, UBRI is also searching in the area but it is Neri who recovers the final piece. Neri gives the Synchronium piece to Jason to take to the underwater cave. Kal observes the pair leaving and discovers the location of the cave. He quickly reports back to Dr. Hellegren who, after dismissing Kal's request to have his side of their bargain upheld, sets out to recover the Synchronium. As Kal is bringing the pieces to the surface for Hellegren, Charlie warns Neri about what is going on, but when she gets to the cave, the Synchronium is already gone. Jason tells Sallyanne the truth about Neri but she doesn't believe his incredible story about a girl from outer space. Neri tells Jason and Brett the consequences of the Synchronium being used by the wrong people.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: Colin Budds
Writers: Graham Hartley
Secrets

#5 - Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 12, 1994

After receiving his boat license, Jason is assigned the task of marking a driftnet, which gives him and Brett the opportunity to search for Neri. Zoe and Froggy try to obtain candy bars.

star 7.46
61 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Neil Luxmoore
Tough Decision

#6 - Tough Decision

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 21, 1994

Jason and Brett round up their friends to help rescue Charlie, but Jason must also tell them the truth about Neri. Dianne destroys all of her research on Neri after Commander Lucas tells her that he will have to file a report on Neri. The kids infiltrate the UBRI command post and are able to release the net and free Charlie. A blood test done on Neri indicates that she is not human. Lee convinces Commander Lucas not to file his report. Leaving with Charlie on his annual migration, Neri tells her friends to watch for her return.

star 7.19
32 votes
Directors: Brendan Maher
Writers: Peter Hepworth
Where No Whale Swims

#7 - Where No Whale Swims

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 10, 1995

Neri makes her first visit to ORCA since her return, and tells her friends that she wants to discover who "her people" were. Jason, Brett and Neri go to her island to look for clues to her identity. Brett gives Neri the pendant he found in the flower and Neri tells him it was her fathers and is a map of the island. Following clues found on the island, a large object is discovered under the island–from what they have learned so far, Jason suspects it to be a spacecraft. Mick locks Rocky in the recompression chamber.

star 7.13
32 votes
Writers: Peter Hepworth
Return

#8 - Return

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 25, 1995

Neri and Mera make the decision to return to the Ocean Planet and convince Diane that her research must continue. Froggy fixes HELEN, with a little help from Damien. Commander Byrne has Forsythe arrested when HELEN identifies him as the saboteur. The kids take care of Liselle, keeping her from contacting UBRI. Neri and Mera are taken back to the island, with Winston, Mick and Zoey acting as decoys to keep UBRI away. Final goodbyes are said as the girls board the spacecraft for home but after the ship leaves, one person has stayed behind. Neri says she must stay to "finish father's work."

star 7.09
32 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
The Arrival

#9 - The Arrival

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 18, 1995

Neri leaves ORCA intending to save Mera and Charlie by giving herself up to UBRI. Brett chases after her, gets into an accident with a UBRI boat and is saved by Neri. Sam destroys his remaining records of the titanium deposit. Winston continues to secretly meet with the two strangers. Unable to bring the girls back to the island, Winston takes the two strangers to ORCA where they tell Neri and Mera that they have come to take them back to the Ocean Planet, their home. Vanessa helps Mick with his reading and defends him when Commander Byrne accuses him of slacking off.

star 7.09
33 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
Amnesia

#10 - Amnesia

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 10, 1996

Brett talks Jason and Neri into looking for a way into the spacecraft they found buried on Neri's island their search is unsuccessful. Brett and Benny meet Cassandra, a new arrival from ORCA's sister station near Florida. Cass takes out a sailboat, but with a storm coming and a damaged sail, she seeks shelter on Neri's island. The following day Neri finds an entrance to the spaceship that was uncovered by the storm. When Jason and Brett come to the island, Cass sees them with Neri before fixing the sail on her boat and heading back to ORCA. Distracted by the sight of Neri in the water ahead of her, Cass is struck by the boat's boom and is knocked unconscious. Back on ORCA an anxious Jason and Brett discover Cass has amnesia and cannot remember what happened to her. Jason tells Brett to become friends with Cass to keep her from telling about Neri if she gets her memory back. Dr. Hellegren goes to visit his daughter at her boarding school, she pleads with him to be allowed to spend her vacation at home.

star 7.06
32 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
Sabotage

#11 - Sabotage

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 11, 1995

Jason takes Neri and Mera swimming off the ORCA platform. Mick finds out and heads out on a jetski, he falls off and must be rescued by the girls. Neri helps Mick with his reading, he in turn joins the others in keeping Neri and Mera a secret. Forsythe tries to get access to Dianne's research and cripples HELEN in the process, in the confusion Lyselle sees Mera in the corridor and reports back to Dr. Hellegren that Neri and Mera are on ORCA. Winston, receiving strange signals from Neri's island, goes to investigate and meets two strangers, but back on ORCA he says his trip was uneventful.

star 7.03
30 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
Imprisoned in the Bunker

#12 - Imprisoned in the Bunker

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 2, 1997

Malakat and Shersheba attempt to unleash the power of the pyramid but are told by Shalamorn that the Ankh must be prepared first. Praxis resorts to using experimental procedure to keep a deteriorating Neri alive. Paul locates the plans to the Praxis bunker and a rescue plan is devised. Malakat discovers that the secret to charging the ankh lies in the outback cave. Using Helen, the Praxis facility is flooded forcing an evacuation. In the ensuing confusion, agent Hauser helps Neri escape and turns her over to Jason and Brett who entered the bunker through the flooded aqueduct.

star 7.03
30 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Annie Fox
Danger in the Reef

#13 - Danger in the Reef

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 3, 1996

Winston calls Dianne and her sons back from their vacation informing them that UBRI has won the contract to construct ORCA City and their plans threaten a nearby fish breading ground. Dianne, as ORCA's new environmental officer, quickly calls a stop to the construction and begins a environmental study of the site. A dive to collect samples sees Jason become trapped under a fallen strut. As a rescue party is assembled, Charlie calls Neri who comes to save Jason as his air is about to run out. Dianne takes her case against UBRI before a tribunal who rule in her favour, stopping UBRI's construction. Dr. Hellegren's plans to destroy the breeding ground are thwarted by Neri. Hellegren warns Jason and Brett not to interfere with him.

star 7.03
32 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
The Girl in the Sea

#14 - The Girl in the Sea

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 29, 1994

In order to continue her research on whales, Dianne Bates is assigned to ORCA. She arrives there to do the research with Dr Winston Seth. Her two sons, Jason and Brett, have to go, too. Although younger brother Brett finds the underwater research station exciting, Jason is not happy about the change in scenery. Jason is given the job of tagging a whale, but fails to do so when he sees a girl in the ocean. His mother doesn't believe his story and feels he sabotages it on purpose.

star 7.03
68 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
No Place Like Home

#15 - No Place Like Home

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 14, 1995

Mera is having a difficult time adjusting to living on the island and Neri leaves her alone while she goes to help with the survey again. Mick gets Froggy to use HELEN to spy on Vanessa's counseling session. The kids on ORCA throw a surprise birthday party for Vanessa but Mick's practical joke results in a dangerous chemical spill and fire. Jason and Brett lead a successful rescue through the air ducts. In the aftermath, it is revealed that Mick has a reading disability. Commander Byrne assigns Mick to Dianne's survey crew. Jason is not happy about his mother's developing relationship with Sam. Dr. Hellegren connects Mera's escape to ORCA.

star 7.00
31 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
Underwater and Undercover

#16 - Underwater and Undercover

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 28, 1995

Neri returns to help Dianne with her oceanographic survey leaving Mera alone on the island to face a UBRI search party that has come to the island looking for them. Mick catches a glimpse of Neri and Mera on a monitor but everyone tries to make him think that he is just seeing things. He persists in his claim of having seen two girls but only Liselle, who is working as an UBRI spy, takes any interest. His story eventually gets back to UBRI where Dr. Hellegren plans to step up his search for the girls. When Dianne learns that Sam has been keeping his discovery of the titanium deposit a secret with hopes of cashing in on the discovery, Dianne asks him not to pursue it.

star 7.00
31 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
Secrets Out

#17 - Secrets Out

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 4, 1995

Prior to leaving on the final survey mission, Dianne learns Commander Byrne has assigned Froggy, Zoe, Joanne, Rocky and Kimberly to her crew. Forsyth hides a transmitter on the boat to allow UBRI to follow it. UBRI divers are dispatched to apprehend Neri and Mera and in their struggle with the UBRI divers, Neri and Mera are caught by the boat's cameras for all to see, revealing their existence to everybody on board. Responding to Mera's call for help, Charley intervenes allowing the girls to escape, it's the first time Mera has been able to talk to Charlie. After being told about Neri and her sister, the kids all agree to keep the secret, except for Mick who just says that he'll "think about it."

star 7.00
31 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
Cassandra's Nightmare

#18 - Cassandra's Nightmare

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 17, 1996

A trip to ORCA prompts a discussion between Neri and Kal about feelings. Cass is beginning to remember about her time on Neri's island in her dreams. Brett takes Benny to the island to see Neri and Kal and Jason arrives soon after having discovered the location of another piece of Synchronium deep in the ocean. Neri is anxious to retrieve it and sets out by herself. The boat taking Brett and Benny back to ORCA breaks down, and with strict instructions not to go to ORCA, Kal abandons them in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately, Charlie alerts Neri, who was unsuccessful in her attempt at retrieving the Synchronium, and she comes to their rescue. Back on ORCA Brett is hassled by Moose, a bully who demands his new satellite navigation unit. With Jason and Brett assisting her, Neri retrieves the Synchronium from the ocean depths just moments before UBRI arrives on the scene. Brett is again confronted by Moose but Kal, acting on the lesson he received on loyalty after abandoning Brett and Benny, defends Brett against Moose and his cohorts.

star 7.00
29 votes
Directors: Colin Budds
Writers: Peter Hepworth
The Helicopter Exam

#19 - The Helicopter Exam

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 24, 1996

Neri continues to teach Kal about feelings. Cass is still having her dreams about her time on Neri's island and now remembers Brett being there. Lena overhears her father and Kellar talking about their plans for creating a news bulletin to lure some of the kids from ORCA to an island to find out exactly what they know about the alien device. Jason is uneasy about his helicopter flight test and is unable take the controls. Kal searches the spaceship for a gift left to him by his parents. Benny and Brett arrive and find him playing a strange musical instrument and crying, Brett explains to Kal why people cry. Seeing the news bulletin created by UBRI, Brett and Neri head off to the remote island looking what they believe to be another piece of the Synchronium. Lena arrives on ORCA to warn the Bates brothers about the trap but she is too late to stop Brett, she does find Jason and warn him. Needing to get to Brett and Neri quickly, Jason goes on another helicopter test with Morgan and diverts to the island to warn Brett and Neri. Upset by his failed plan, Dr. Hellegren suspects a leak in the UBRI chain of command but it is Kellar who learns who tipped off their plan.

star 7.00
30 votes
Directors: Colin Budds
Writers: Peter Hepworth
Changes

#20 - Changes

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 8, 1996

HELEN is not being cooperative in the kids' search for more pieces of the Synchronium. Meanwhile, UBRI has located another piece. With no where to go after leaving home, Jason and Brett convince their mother into letting Lena stay with them on ORCA. Lena is taken to meet Neri and Kal on their island and after returning to ORCA, she is able to find the location of another piece of Synchronium from HELEN. Unfortunately, when they arrive at the location pinpointed by Kal, they discover that once again, UBRI has beaten them to it. Plans are quickly made to get the two pieces that UBRI has in their possession. Neri want's to go on the raid of UBRI headquarters and Jason, concerned for her safety, begrudgingly agrees to let her come along but then leaves with the others a day early to keep her from coming. Neri comes to ORCA the next day to see how the plans are going and discovers that she's been lied to and she angrily goes back to her island to wait. Entering the UBRI complex, the two pieces of Synchronium are recovered but one is lost trying to escape UBRI security on the way out. Winston finds evidence of a possible fault line but the commander is not convinced. When Neri expresses her concern for Jason, Kal's jealousy of their relationship begins to surface.

star 7.00
30 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Lois Booton
The Love Letter

#21 - The Love Letter

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 5, 1997

Kellar shows Dr. Hellegren the footage she took of Kal on the sandbar, he quickly recognizes who Kal is and wants to capture him. After another of Kal's outbursts at Jason, Neri tells him to change his attitude or leave the island, Kal chooses the latter. A causal remark by Dave Hartley to Dianne has Brett thinking he may be interested in her. Brett recruits Benny to write a love note hoping to get the pair together (for his own selfish reasons mind you). Unfortunately, Jason inadvertently gives the note to Sallyanne who thinks Jason has finally taken notice of her. When he tells her of the mistake, Sallyanne is crushed. Brett tries to end the fiasco by throwing out the note but is is retrieved by Delores, a girl he's been hounded by all day. Kal is caught by Dr. Hellegren and taken back to UBRI headquarters where Hellegren begins the process of convincing Kal to trust him. Worried about what has become of Kal, Neri, Brett and Jason search the island for him.

star 7.00
30 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Michael Joshua
Operation Sphinx

#22 - Operation Sphinx

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 17, 1997

Brett and Jason are out testing a new diving suit when Jason encounters a strange bright light while under water, the pair quickly leave and head off to see Neri. Back on ORCA, Winston is puzzled by a magnetic anomaly on his scans of the ocean floor, even more strange is that the anomaly is in the shape of a perfect square. Dianne announces that she is going to pursue the vacant position of ORCA Commander. Jason matches the location of Winston's magnetic anomaly to where he saw the strange lights, Neri is also intrigued by the region prompting a closer investigation of the region. Neri swims out to the sight with Jason and Winston following in the minifin, ORCA's new underwater submarine. What they find surprises everyone—a huge underwater pyramid. Meanwhile, at Praxis headquarters (Preventative Response And eXtraterritorial Intelligence Service), agents Jake Shelby and Elly Hauser are dispatched to Egypt where reports suggest signals from outerspace are being received. In Egypt, Professor Malakat and his young assistant continue their search for the underwater entrance to the "Pyramid of Mystery".

star 7.00
3 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Michael Joshua
The Lie Detector

#23 - The Lie Detector

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 24, 1997

With Jason and Brett back on ORCA, agents Shelby and Hauser arrive soon after looking for Neri. They lock down the base hoping to trap Neri inside but Dianne orders an evacuation of the base in order to countermand the lock down order and with the base reopened, Neri is able to escape. She returns to the underwater pyramid and after activating the hologram, learns that the image is that of Shalamon, her mother. Shelby subjects Jason and Brett to a lie detector test but Winston is able to use H.E.L.E.N. to allow the boys to safely deny knowledge of Neri. Jason, Brett and Neri are flown by the boys father to a farm on the mainland for their safety but unbeknownst to them, Shelby and Hauser, having bugged the helicopter, looks on.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Everett De Roche
Mera Escapes to Earth

#24 - Mera Escapes to Earth

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Dec 9, 1997

Mera's spacecraft splashes down in the ocean and as she swims to the surface she is surrounded by commandos. Seeing the craft come down from the island, Brett, Neri and Jason rush out to rescue Mera. Once safely back on Neri's island, Mera tells of the spread of the red virus on the Ocean planet, the rebel's growing power, and their plans to invade the Earth after melting the polar ice caps. Malakat and Shersheba make arrangements to return to Earth while Neri hides the new ankh in the river near the Bates' farm. Winston picks up PRAXIS radar activity near ORCA. Agent Shelby has monitored Mera's craft as it arrived on Earth and after connecting it with previous activity in the area, he is able to get Project Sphinx reopened. Neri observes Shersheba returning to the pyramid with her commandos.

star 7.00
28 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth
The Race

#25 - The Race

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Dec 10, 1997

Richter talks Elly Hauser into rejoining agent Shelby on newly a reopened Project Phoenix. Winston, Cass and Brett program Helen to provide 'just the facts' if questioned about pyramids. Louis overhears them trio talking about pyramids and tells Shelby and Hauser what they're doing. After a little prodding by Shelby, Helen reveals the existence of the underwater pyramid to the Praxis agents. Shersheba leads a group of commandos in a search of the nearby islands for Neri and Mera but they are unsuccessful until Brett is observed in a boat heading towards an island, Shersheba informs Malakat of this and plans a search of this island. After showing her around the station, Louis challenges Ilona in a race to the galley.

star 7.00
28 votes
Directors: Mark Defriest
Writers: Peter Hepworth