Mako Mermaids: episode guide

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Outcasts

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Episode 1.01
Premiere: July 26, 2013 (Netflix)
Australia: July 26, 2013 (Ten, 4pm)
Germany: Sept 28, 2013 (KiKa)
Written by Sam Carroll
Directed by Evan Clarry

Young mermaids of the Mako Island pod, Sirena, Lyla and Nixie have the task of keeping trespassers off the magical island. On a full moon, they fail to stop a land boy, Zac, from falling into the sacred Moon Pool, and the power of the moon transforms him into a merman! As punishment the mermaids are banished from their pod as it flees Mako. To redeem themselves, the mermaids must find a way to turn Zac into normal boy once more.

Starring: Lucy Fry as Lyla, Ivy Latimer as Nixie, Amy Ruffle as Sirena, Chai Romruen as Zac

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Gemma Forsyth as Evie, Rowan Hills as David, Brooke Lee as Carly, Jenna Rosenow as Aquata, Angelee Snow as Maya[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Note: the first 13 episodes of Mako Mermaids debuted on Netflix to an international audience in 120 countries on July 26, 2013. The final 13 episodes of series 1 followed in September. The distribution deal with Netflix also brings a commitment to a second series with hopes for a third. The series was filmed from May 08 to October 12, 2012.

Getting Legs

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Episode 1.02
Australia: August 02, 2013
Written by Anthony Morris
Directed by Evan Clarry

To rejoin the pod, Sirena, Lyla and Nixie must turn Zac from part-time merman to full-time land boy. With the power of Sirena's Moon Ring, the mermaids give themselves legs and walk on land to begin their task. But when Zac spectacularly uses his new-found powers for good, the mermaids realise their plan may be simple, but not easy.

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Gemma Forsyth as Evie, Rowan Hills as David, John O'Brien as Dr. Blakely, Laura Keneally as Mrs Blakely, Victor Parascos as Mick, Millicent O'Hara as Swimming Girl, Alexandra McTavish as Swimming Girl's Mother, Piper Nairn as Girl at Traffic Lights

Meeting Rita

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Episode 1.03
Australia: August 09, 2013
Written by Max Dann
Directed by Evan Clarry

Attempting to capture Zac in his natural environment, Sirena, Lyla and Nixie follow him to school. When their plan fails, the school principal, Rita Santos, confronts them and confiscates Sirena's Moon Ring. In trying to get the Moon Ring back, the mermaids uncover Rita's secret — she too is a mermaid! Begrudgingly, Rita agrees to help the mermaids while they're on land.

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Gemma Forsyth as Evie, Rowan Hills as David, Brooke Lee as Carly, Deshay Padayachey as Biology Teacher, Monte as Poseidon, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

Lyla Alone

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Episode 1.04
Australia: August 16, 2013
Written by Simon Butters
Directed by Evan Clarry

Nixie and Sirena go on their first shopping spree after discovering Rita's treasure. When a waitress spills a drink on Lyla, she rushes to the cool room — just before transforming into a mermaid!

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Gemma Forsyth as Evie, Rowan Hills as David, Brooke Lee as Carly, Anna Mowry as Shoe Shop Owner, Jason Wilder as Service Man, Monte as Poseidon, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

Blizzard

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Episode 1.05
Australia: August 23, 2013
Written by Sam Carroll
Directed by Evan Clarry

Rain keeps the mermaids indoors and unable to look for Zac. Lyla and Sirena try to use the Moon Ring to stop the rain, but they create a blizzard instead. Zac pretends to be "under the weather" to avoid his father's annual camping trip. Lyla and Sirena are afflicited by a mysterious illness.©tzuk

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Rowan Hills as David, Brooke Lee as Carly, John O'Brien as Dr. Blakely, Laura Keneally as Mrs Blakely, Monte as Poseidon, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

Dolphin Tale

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Episode 1.06
Australia: August 30, 2013
Written by Chris Roache
Directed by Evan Clarry

David's brother Joe has a new boat and the brothers take it out for a spin. When the fish finder locates a mysterious object, Joe pursues what is assumed to be a dolphin but it's not like any dolphin he's seen before. Meanwhile, the girls try to become friends with Zac hoping he will tell them his secret.©tzuk

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Rowan Hills as David, Brooke Lee as Carly, Nick Wright as Joe, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

Zac's Pool Party

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Episode 1.07
Australia: September 06, 2013
Written by Michael Joshua
Directed by Evan Clarry

Zac's struggle with his merman secret intensifies when his girlfriend, Evie, throws him a pool party. Lyla's continued efforts to try to get close to Zac draw out Evie's suspicions. A falling out with Cam costs Zac his secret.

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Gemma Forsyth as Evie, Rowan Hills as David, Brooke Lee as Carly, John O'Brien as Dr. Blakely, Laura Keneally as Mrs Blakely, Emma Wright as Hannah, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

Zac's Return to Mako

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Episode 1.08
Australia: September 13, 2013
Written by Sam Carroll
Directed by Evan Clarry

It's a full moon, and the mermaids think that if they keep Zac out of the moonlight, he'll lose his powers and return to his land-dwelling self.

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Gemma Forsyth as Evie, Rowan Hills as David, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

The Siren

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Episode 1.09
Australia: September 20, 2013
Written by Simon Butters
Directed by Evan Clarry

While listening to Sirena sing, Lyla has an idea: If Sirena sings the forbidden "Enchantment Song" to Zac, he'll fall under her spell. However, Sirena's song misses its mark and it is David who falls hopelessly in love... with Nixie.

Evie stresses about her exams and fears losing her scholarship. Wanting to help, Zac using his powers to steal a copy of the exam from Miss Santos' office.©tzuk

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Gemma Forsyth as Evie, Rowan Hills as David, Brooke Lee as Carly, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

Zac Returns to Mako

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Episode 1.10
Australia: September 27, 2013
Written by Chris Roache
Directed by Evan Clarry

Zac is determined to return to Mako Island and, against Nixie and Sirena's advice, Lyla decides to help him, believing if they can discover how Zac got his powers, they can learn how to take them away.

Lyla guides Zac to the land entrance of the Moon Pool and uses Rita's Moon Ring to gain access only to have the entrance close behind them trapping them inside where a new mystery awaits.©tzuk

With: Rowan Hills as David, Monte as Poseidon, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

I Don't Believe in Mermaids

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Episode 1.11
Australia: October 04, 2013
Written by Max Dann
Directed by Evan Clarry

Fearing they'll never get the pod to return to Mako, a despondent Nixie finds herself at odds with Lyla and Sirena. Zac's research into the meaning of the trident attracts the attention Rita who warns the girls of the danger associated with the trident of mermaid legend. Nixie and a runaway boy lift one another's spirits.

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Gemma Forsyth as Evie, Nicholas Hamilton as Ben, Karen Bowen as Ben's Mum, Rowan Howard as Ben's Dad, Jenna Rosenow as Aquata, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

Close Call

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Episode 1.12
Australia: October 11, 2013
Written by Anthony Morris
Directed by Evan Clarry

Nixie and Sirena don't share Lyla's concern about Zac finding the trident and instead shift their focus on solving their financial crisis, with Nixie arranging for Sirena's to sell her handmade bracelets at the café. However, while out collecting shells, Sirena has a close encounter with Zac who gets a glimpse of her tail, igniting his interest in the waters around Mako Island — a curiosity the girls worry could lead him to discover the entrance to the Mool Pool. Zac's friendship with Lyla continues to be an issue for Evie.©tzuk

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Gemma Forsyth as Evie, Rowan Hills as David, Brooke Lee as Carly, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

Betrayal

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Episode 1.13
Australia: October 18, 2013
Written by Michael Joshua
Directed by Evan Clarry

With the arrival of the full moon, the girls must keep Zac from returning to Mako Island and getting the trident.

Evie calls it off with Zac after seeing him and Lyla together at the café and Cam's friendship is tested when he realises Zac has told the girls his secret.

Nixie, believing Zac should be allowed to obtain the trident so they can take it from him, puts her controversial plan into action and exposes Zac to moon light.

Compelled to return to Mako Island by the Moon Spell, Zac enters the portal to retrieve the trident. He is followed by the girls but when both Zac and Lyla grab the trident, everyone is thrown back out through the portal.

With the girls' deception revealed, Zac vows he will get the power he believes he was meant to have while the girls are determined to get the trident despite having lost Zac's trust.©tzuk

With: Dominic Deutscher as Cam, Gemma Forsyth as Evie, Brooke Lee as Carly, Kerith Atkinson as Rita

Episodes 1.14 - 1.26