Mystic: episode guide


The Outsider

Episode 1
UK: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (CBBC, 5pm)
NZ: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Written by Amy Shindler & Beth Chalmers
Directed by Peter Salmon

Londoner Issie Brown's boring new life in New Zealand suddenly gets exciting when she encounters a frightened horse running through the wilderness. But the horse is in danger and Issie discovers that it is up to her to save her.

Starring: Macey Chipping as Issie, Laura Patch as Amanda, Cathy Downes as Mitch

With: Phil Brown as Sam, Kirk Torrence as Tom, Jonny Brugh as Kenny, Antonia Robinson as Natasha, Max Crean as Dan, Jacqueline Joe as Caroline, Joshua Tan as Caleb, Harriet Walton as Stella, Romy Mukerjee as Anisha, Milo Cawthorne as Adam, Katlyn Wong as Corinne, Anais Shand as Dora, Kelson Henderon as Jake, Carrie Green as Miriama

The Bond

Episode 2
UK: July 21, 2020
NZ: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Written by Scott Payne
Directed by Peter Salmon

Issie discovers that rescue horse Blaze has life-threatening injuries. When Tom insists that Blaze is impossible to tame and can’t be saved, Issie refuses to give up on her.

With: Phil Brown as Sam, Kirk Torrence as Tom, Antonia Robinson as Natasha, Max Crean as Dan, Jacqueline Joe as Caroline, Joshua Tan as Caleb, Harriet Walton as Stella, Romy Mukerjee as Anisha, Carrie Green as Miriama, Alison Bruce as Julia

The Sacrifice

Episode 3
UK: July 28, 2020
NZ: Friday, August 28, 2020
Written by Amy Shindler & Beth Chalmers
Directed by Peter Salmon

At the stables’ Family Fun Day, the kids compete with rivals Dulmoth Park. Issie’s visions become hard to ignore and her reckless behaviour endangers her future at the stables.

With: Phil Brown as Sam, Kirk Torrence as Tom, Jonny Brugh as Kenny, Antonia Robinson as Natasha, Max Crean as Dan, Jacqueline Joe as Caroline, Joshua Tan as Caleb, Harriet Walton as Stella, Romy Mukerjee as Anisha, Xander Manktelow as Hamish, Kelson Henderon as Jake, Carrie Green as Miriama, Ascia Maybury as Heather, Madeleine Adams as Bianca, Annaise Boothroyd as Nicole

The Tides

Episode 4
UK: August 04, 2020
NZ: Monday, August 31, 2020
Written by Sam Shore
Directed by Peter Salmon

When Issie looks for Mystic on a remote beach, she finds an old treasure buried in the sand and connects it to her visions. When Issie and Caleb get trapped, secrets are revealed.

With: Phil Brown as Sam, Jonny Brugh as Kenny, Antonia Robinson as Natasha, Max Crean as Dan, Jacqueline Joe as Caroline, Joshua Tan as Caleb, Harriet Walton as Stella, Anais Shand as Dora

The Revenge

Episode 5
UK: August 11, 2020
NZ: Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Written by Steph Matuku
Directed by Peter Salmon

Issie attends an anniversary party for Dan's parents at the local marae and humiliates herself by taking her revenge against Natasha too far. Meanwhile, Dan’s grandmother may hold the key to Issie’s shipwreck vision.

With: Phil Brown as Sam, Kirk Torrence as Tom, Jonny Brugh as Kenny, Antonia Robinson as Natasha, Max Crean as Dan, Jacqueline Joe as Caroline, Joshua Tan as Caleb, Harriet Walton as Stella, Romy Mukerjee as Anisha, Anais Shand as Dora, Xander Manktelow as Hamish, Katlyn Wong as Corinne, Kelson Henderon as Jake, Carrie Green as Miriama, Maybelle Dennison as Nanny Ruth; Maaka Pohatu (uncredited), et al.

The Lost Heard

Episode 6
UK: August 18, 2020
NZ: Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Written by Amy Shindler & Beth Chalmers
Directed by Aidee Walker

Issie gets a new vision of Mystic running through the forest along an old railway track and wonders if this might be the clue that will lead her to Blaze’s herd. After some encouragement, Issie decides to ride out on Blaze to find the tracks, and Caroline, Caleb, Dan and Natasha join her on the mission.

As they journey deeper into the forest, past their favourite swimming hole, the kids make a series of bewildering discoveries and eventually realise they’re completely and utterly lost. With Dan’s future ambitions at stake, they face a race against time to get back to the stables.

Despite their best efforts to hide what happened, their mission has serious consequences for them all as Tom presents the group with a difficult dilemma. Who will be able to ride in the Cross-Country Trials?

With: Kirk Torrence as Tom, Antonia Robinson as Natasha, Max Crean as Dan, Jacqueline Joe as Caroline, Joshua Tan as Caleb, Harriet Walton as Stella, Romy Mukerjee as Anisha, Kelson Henderon as Jake, Carrie Green as Miriama, Madeleine Adams as Bianca, Annaise Boothroyd as Nicole

The Switch

Episode 7
UK: August 25, 2020
NZ: Thursday, September 03, 2020
Written by Stacy Gregg & Late McDermott
Directed by Aidee Walker

Issie rides Blaze in the Cross-Country Trials against rivals Dulmoth Park — but is Caroline really fit enough to compete? And who spooked Blaze right before Issie’s ride?

With: Phil Brown as Sam, Kirk Torrence as Tom, Jonny Brugh as Kenny, Antonia Robinson as Natasha, Max Crean as Dan, Jacqueline Joe as Caroline, Joshua Tan as Caleb, Harriet Walton as Stella, Milo Cawthorne as Adam, Kelson Henderon as Jake, Katlyn Wong as Corinne, Anais Shand as Dora, Carrie Green as Miriama, Xander Manktelow as Hamish, Ascia Maybury as Heather, Alison Bruce as Julia, Madeleine Adams as Bianca, Annaise Boothroyd as Nicole

The Storm

Episode 8
UK: September 01, 2020
NZ: Friday, September 04, 2020
Written by Amy Shindler & Beth Chalmers
Directed by Aidee Walker

When a storm comes, Issie suggests that the gang stay overnight at the stables to look after the horses. Natasha takes a chance in her friendship with Dan, Issie discovers the truth about Hexronn and the gang launch a campaign to stop Hexronn.

With: Kirk Torrence as Tom, Antonia Robinson as Natasha, Max Crean as Dan, Jacqueline Joe as Caroline, Joshua Tan as Caleb, Harriet Walton as Stella, Romy Mukerjee as Anisha, Xander Manktelow as Hamish; Alison Bruce as Julia [uncredited]

Note: Mystic will resume on CBBC in the spring of 2021. 5 episodes remain.