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2- 1 30 Sep 88 Doorway to Hell 2- 2 7 Oct 88 The Voodoo Mambo 2- 3 14 Oct 88 And Now the News 2- 4 21 Oct 88 Tails I Live, Heads You Die 2- 5 4 Nov 88 Symphony in B# 2- 6 11 Nov 88 Master of Disguise 2- 7 18 Nov 88 Wax Magic 2- 8 25 Nov 88 Read My Lips 2- 9 7 Jan 89 13 O'Clock 2-10 14 Jan 89 Night Hunger 2-11 21 Jan 89 The Sweetest Sting 2-12 28 Jan 89 The Playhouse 2-13 4 Feb 89 Eye of Death 2-14 11 Feb 89 Face of Evil 2-15 18 Feb 89 Better Off Dead 2-16 25 Feb 89 Scarlet Cinema 2-17 15 Apr 89 The Mephisto Ring 2-18 22 Apr 89 A Friend to the End 2-19 29 Apr 89 The Butcher 2-20 6 May 89 Mesmer's Bauble 2-21 13 May 89 Wedding In Black 2-22 20 May 89 Wedding Bell Blues 2-23 27 May 89 The Maestro 2-24 3 Jun 89 The Shaman's Apprentice 2-25 10 Jun 89 The Prisoner 2-26 17 Jun 89 Coven of Darkness
3- 1 7 Oct 89 The Prophecies (1) 3- 2 7 Oct 89 The Prophecies (2) 3- 3 14 Oct 89 Demonhunter
Rachel ( Stephanie Morgenstern ) is assaulted by a gang of High School boys - by Peter (Dean McDermott), Ed (Andrew Simms), Marcus (Greg Spottiswood) and Richard (Richard Chevolleau - Earth: Final Conflict ). She gets hit by a car and she ends up crippled as a result. But then she gets an old vintage wheelchair, and it allows her to astrally project. If she takes revenge by murdering the horny teenage idiots, she will get the use of her legs back.
Johnny the newbie is on a solo mission. He tracks the wheelchair down, but he has to make a judgement. Is it better to retrieve the evil artefact, or to let the girl keep it until she gets her mobility back? All she has to do is to complete the human sacrifices ...
3- 5 28 Oct 89 Stick It In Your Ear 3- 6 11 Nov 89 Bad Penny 3- 7 18 Nov 89 Hate On Your Dial
A vampire attacks a couple, stealing the woman away. Her husband becomes a vamp hunter, but after almost getting killed by a vampire woman ( Jill Hennessy ) he decides he needs a more powerful weapon. He steals an artifact from a church - a cross that acts as a magical flamethrower to kill vamps.
The team previously hunted a Vampire in Season 1, episode 13 - The Baronís Bride. In that case, the vampirism was linked to a black cape.
This is one of the more controversial episodes for its mature sexual themes, including a lesbian kiss. The cursed object corrupts the person who wields it, and he becomes worse than the vampires themselves.
The artefact of the week is a cursed pen that compells people to act out whatever it writes. It ends up in the hands of Colm Feore ( Chronicles of Riddick ), a pulp crime novelist obsessed with violence. He uses it to turn people into murderers.
Micki ( Robey ) falls victim to the curse. This kind of phony jeopardy is still standard in shows of this genre, but anyone who understands TV shows will know that a regular character is very unlikely to suffer any consequences that last until the next episode!
The team want to retrieve a cursed Japanese tea-set from a samurai. But to prove they are morally trustworthy, they must retrieve a set of Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil statues from a Japanese Billionaire. He has sent them to his three children, to test their honour.
A Biker gang got lynched for a raping a woman. Now they are back from the grave, and they want revenge. Not unlike the Headless Horseman ep of Night Stalker - but with much better SPFX.
Jack's dad is back from the dead too. It's always good to have friendly ghosts mixed with the murderous ones, as it deepens the plot and makes the story more nuanced and interesting.
A driver accidentally hits and kills a little girl. She is wearing a cursed amulet, which means that he can revive her from death by killing another person. He decides to trade her soul for that of his aging, nagging mother. After all, she is dying anyway. But he forgets that the amulet's curse will make her nag him from beyond the grave. So he decides to bring his mother back, by sacrificing a homeless man ...
The regular cast members barely get a look in. Micki ( Robey ) gets a scene at the start, mentioning that the two men were out of town. She does not even search for the amulet herself - she introduces the missing girl's mother to the lady who runs the homeless shelter.
Micki ( Robey ) and Johnny retrieve a yin-and-yang symbol that allows the user to put their soul into a dead body.
By incredible coincidence, on the drive home they fall foul of a couple of murderous rednecks. Yes, coincidences abound this episode. For example, this time the cursed object is not the cause of the danger, and in fact turns out to be a useful tool for our heroes.
This seems to be the one episode where Johnny is an actual tough guy. Except when he actually needs it, that is. He breaks his leg - will this be mentioned next episode?
A firefighter is having a nervous breakdown - his wife is divorcing him, and his dog is dying. Luckily, he finds a magical artefact that will replace one with the other. Unfortunately, for it to keep working he has to kill people on a regular basis.
By typical coincidence, the Fire Marshall just happens to be inspecting the Cursed Object Shop. He gives the heroes all the clues they need to save the day. Well, not until the killer har racked up an impressive body count.
Jill Hennessy is a lifeguard at an indoor swimming pool. This is her third form of employment this Season! It is probably not the same swimming pool from two episodes previously, which was apparently in another town, but they certainly look alike.
The pool boss gets manslaughtered by a rowdy customer. The dead man's whiny teenage daughter uses a magic jack-in-the-box to take a murderous revenge. She doesn't go after the killer's gang, instead targeting witnesses and anyone who annoys her.
Micki ( Robey ) sleeps alone in a skimpy negligee, but with her 1980s-style Big Hair (tm). And when she wakes up, the ghost can talk directly to her. Yes, he knew her when he was alive (typical coincidence - she has as many Friends of the week as there are Freaks of the week) but there is no way he could know that she retrieves cursed objects!
The team investigate a Psychic Medium. The celebrities who attend her seances soon end up in high-profile fatal accidents. Of course, they do not discover the curse through their detective work, but through a story in the newspapers!
The offending artefact is her cursed 1950s TV set. The item gives her extra days of life, in exchange for the sacrifice of her customers (who all seem to have wronged the ghosts at their seance). The item also has a mind of its own, and gives the Medium an incentive to target the team.
The team sell a crib to a couple who are getting fertility treatment from a special clinic. By incredible coincidence, Johnny befriends a crazy homeless woman who was the clinic's first patient, and claims the OBGYN stole her daughter. Yet again, rather than use detective work the team just stumble into the curse.
The OBGYN bought a cursed object, an idol of Carnunnos (the Horned God of Pagan mythology). By incredible coincidence, she is member of a 2000-year-old secret Druidic cult. She and her all-female staff sacrifice men to a giant oak tree, and in return the patients are granted fertility. The Druidic priestesses keep the girl-children and raise them in a secret creche as the next generation of the Cult.
A local college Professor teaches a course on the Marquis de Sade. Young women are going missing, including one from his course, and bodies with marks of De Sade's torture are being pulled out of the river. Nobody in the Police Department can see a link!
Micki ( Robey ) tracks down the cursed painting. Does she do this by tracking down the address from the list? No, she sees some suspicious activity and decides to investigate. Instead of calling the cops, she ends up getting transported to De Sade's Dungeon!
Being brighter than the average damsel in distress, she disguises herself as a Countess and becomes the Maquis' house-guest.