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1st Season 1987

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 1] The Inheritance
Shown 3 Oct 87

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 2] The Poison Pen
Shown 10 Oct 87

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 3] Cupid's Quiver
Shown 17 Oct 87

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 4] A Cup of Time
Shown 24 Oct 87

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 5] Hellowe'en
Shown 31 Oct 87

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 6] The Great Montarro
Shown 7 Nov 87

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 7] Doctor Jack
Shown 14 Nov 87

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 8] Shadow Boxer
Shown 21 Nov 87

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 9] Root of All Evil
Shown 28 Nov 87

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 10] Tales of the Undead
Shown 30 Jan 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 11] Scarecrow
Shown 6 Feb 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 12] Faith Healer
Shown 13 Feb 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 13] The Baron's Bride
Shown 20 Feb 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 14] Bedazzled
Shown 27 Feb 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 15] Vanity's Mirror
Shown 5 Mar 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 16] Tattoo
Shown 12 Mar 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 17] The Electrocutioner
Shown 23 Apr 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 18] Brain Drain
Shown 30 Apr 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 19] The Quilt of Hathor (1)
Shown 7 May 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 20] The Quilt of Hathor: The Awakening (2)
Shown 14 May 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 21] Double Exposure
Shown 21 May 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 22] Pirate's Promise
Shown 2 Jul 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 23] Badge of Honor
Shown 9 Jul 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 24] Pipe Dream
Shown 16 Jul 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 25] What a Mother Wouldn't Do
Shown 23 Jul 88

Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 1, Episode 26] Bottle of Dreams
Shown 30 Jul 88

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    Season 2 (1988)

    
    2- 1
    30 Sep 88
    Doorway to Hell
    2- 2
    7 Oct 88
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    2- 3
    14 Oct 88
    And Now the News
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    21 Oct 88
    Tails I Live, Heads You Die
    2- 5
    4 Nov 88
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    11 Nov 88
    Master of Disguise
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    18 Nov 88
    Wax Magic
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    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
    

    3rd Season 1989

    3- 1
    7 Oct 89
    The Prophecies (1)
    3- 2
    7 Oct 89
    The Prophecies (2)
    3- 3
    14 Oct 89
    Demonhunter
    
    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 4] Crippled Inside
    Shown 21 Oct 89

    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
    
    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 8] Night Prey
    Shown 25 Nov 89

    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.

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 9] Femme Fatale
    Shown 2 Dec 89

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 10] Mightier Than the Sword
    Shown 20 Jan 90

    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!

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 11] Year of the Monkey
    Shown 27 Jan 90

    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.

  • Hear No Evil goes to his slacker son in the New York office. Jill Hennessy has recovered from being a dead vamp a couple of episodes ago, and is now his secretary.
  • See No Evil is given to Von Flores ( Earth: Final conflict ), his greedy corporate exec son in the Hong Kong office. Unhappy with only making big bucks in trade and industry, he also gets hands-on with the illegal ivory trade.
  • Speak No Evil goes to Tia Carrere in the Los Angeles Office.
  • Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 12] Epitaph For a Lonely Soul
    Shown 3 Feb 90

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 13] Midnight Riders
    Shown 10 Feb 90

    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.

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 14] Repetition
    Shown 17 Feb 90

    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.

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 15] The Long Road Home
    Shown 24 Feb 90

    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?

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 16] My Wife as a Dog
    Shown 3 Mar 90

    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.

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 17] Jack-in-the-Box
    Shown 5 May 90

    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!

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 18] The Spirit of Television
    Shown 12 May 90

    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.

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 19] The Tree of Life
    Shown 19 May 90

    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.

    Friday the 13th (The Series) Friday the 13th (The Series) [Season 3, Episode 20] The Charnel Pit
    Shown 26 May 90

    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.