The Lost World: episode guide

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Peter McCauley
Rachel Blakely
Jennifer O'Dell

Special Guest Star
David Orth

William Snow as Roxton

Executive Producers
Peter Bergmann, Arnie Soloway, Jeffrey Hayes, Greg Coote, Guy Mullally

Out of the Blue

Episode 3.01
Written by Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Directed by Michael Pattinson

After the airship explodes in a fiery crash, Challenger, Marguerite and Roxton awaken seven years in the past, at a British air station during World War I. Having returned to the same day that Captain Askwith first embarked on his orginal mission, the trio have replaced his original crew and must retrace his voyage if they are to have any hopes of returning to the plateau. Their plans however are complicated when they run afoul of a suspicious British intelligence officer and come face-to-face with an old acquaintance of Marguerite's — the First Lord of the Admiralty and a future British icon.
Meanwhile, back on the plateau, Veronica is menaced by cannibals and ferocious dinosaurs as she searches for the dastardly Captain Askwith, hoping to return the damned captain to his airship and rescue her friends.

Guest Starring: Steven Vidler as Captain Askwith, Linal Haft as Lord Winston Churchill, Jared Robinson as Captain Marchbanks

The Travelers

Episode 3.02
Written by Guy Mullally
Directed by Michael Offer

While searching for the missing Malone, Roxton is knocked unconscious and robbed while Marguerite is saved from a cannibal attack by a dashing trio of bandits. Their leader, the elegant Francois Locke, invites her to join his band of thieves. Marguerite declines his offer, only to be presented with proof that Locke can give her what she desires most — a way off the Plateau.
Meanwhile, as Challenger, Roxton, and Veronica search for Marguerite, they discover evidence that the bandits are something other than human. Even worse, they receive a ransom note from them, demanding Marguerite's jewels in exchange for her release. But when they deliver the ransom, they're shocked to see that Marguerite isn't a prisoner at all — she appears to have joined Locke's group!

Guest Starring: Jerome Ehlers as Francois Locke, Rhys Muldoon as Blum, Dominic Purcell as Condillac

Eye for an Eye

Episode 3.03
Written by Richard Oleksiak & Guy Mullally
Directed by Geoffrey Nottage

After stumbling upon a dinosaur bone yard, Roxton is attacked by a charging Triceratops and is forced to shoot it. The site however is actually a sacred bural site that is protected by a half-human, half-dinosaur guardian named Oseena who does not take kindly to Roxton's apparently senseless killing. To punish Roxton for his crime, Oseena curses him to become the prey in a deadly hunt. After returning to the Treehouse, the hunter tracks him down, endangering the lives of the others, and kidnapping Marguerite. As the relentless hunt unfolds, Challenger receives a clue from Malone that helps in revealing the hunter's true nature and aids Roxton in his final confrontation with the hunter.

Guest Starring: Cathey Robbinson as Oseena

True Spirit

Episode 3.04
Written by Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Directed by Michael Offer

An unnerving dream and a ghostly encounter convince Veronica that Malone is trapped in the spirit realm and needs her help to escape. Marguerite and Veronica use a Ouija board to contact Malone, which results in a frightening display of poltergeist-like activity, and a brief, but terrifying manifestation of Saros, a bloodthirsty warlord who was overthrown by the Zanga and died swearing to return from the grave to wreak vengeance on the living. Veronica is encouraged having made contact with Malone but Assai is convinced that any further attempts to rescue Malone from the spirit realm could release Saros instead.

Guest Starring: Laura Vazquez as Assai
Featuring: Brett Arthur as Saros

The Knife

Episode 3.05
Written by Guy Mullally
Directed by Michael Offer

Jack the Ripper in the Lost World? When Malone finds a knife, he is transported back to the East End of London in 1888, the scene of Jack the Ripper's brutal murders. In the nightmare of his visions, Malone sees his friends playing key roles in the crimes, both as conspirators and victims.
Meanwhile, Veronica is approached by a famous British doctor, who enlists her to help find his missing knife. Could this man be Jack the Ripper? Or is it the Scotland Yard Inspector who runs into Roxton and Marguerite? Charmed by the Inspector and his claim to know a way off the plateau, Marguerite is eager to assist him in apprehending the Ripper. Marguerite realizes she could be walking into a deadly trap. Veronica is left to confront and defeat the infamous killer to prevent the murderous cycle from being repeated on the plateau.

Guest Starring: Nick Tate as Dr. William Gull, John Noble as Inspector Anderson
Featuring: Chas Green, Jack Henry, John Coffey, Daniel Pitt

Fire in the Sky

Episode 3.06
Written by Richard Oleksiak & Guy Mullally
Directed by Michael Pattinson

Challenger, Malone and Veronica are exploring ruins on a riverbank, when a man stumbles out of the jungle in a hail of deadly arrows. Malone drags the wounded man to safety, who dies in their arms issuing a cryptic message to find a man named Pierson Rice. Challenger recognises the name as that of a vain glorious hunter whom Roxton once held in high regard. The trio send a message to Roxton and Marguerite, then hurry on in search of Rice. Roxton is disgusted to learn that his one-time hero may be alive and well.
Arriving at a native village, our heroes discover that Rice is far from peril — in fact, he has made the natives his loyal subjects. With the help of his cold-hearted lieutenant, Rice plans to eliminate the queen and marry her beautiful daughter to consolidate his power.

Guest Starring: Sean Taylor as Pierson Rice, Paul Goddard as Lawrence
Featuring: Arna-Marie Winchester as Queen, Nicole McLachlan as Yoma, Eddy McShortall as Hagan

Dead Man's Hill

Episode 3.07
Written by Nick Jacobs and Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Directed by Catherine Millar

When Roxton finds a hangman's noose dangling from a lonely tree in the jungle, he is transported back to the American West where he finds himself at the end of the rope. Facing him is Challenger, but in this world he's known as Sheriff Jack Challenger, a cruel lawman who neither recognizes Roxton nor listens to his plea of innocence.
Saved by a rancher's widow, Roxton begins a strange journey to clear his name and find his way back to the Lost World. Along the way he runs into all of his friends but none of them recognize him — Malone is a cold-hearted gunslinger, Veronica runs the local saloon and trading post, and Marguerite is the beautiful widow who saved Roxton's life. As Roxton struggles to make sense of it all, he is drawn to a final showdown in the saloon, where he must face his friends in a deadly shootout.

Featuring: Gary West as Deputy 1, Mick Rougham as Deputy 2, Simon Durante as Piano Player

Hollow Victory

Episode 3.08
Written by Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Directed by Michael Offer

Challenger develops a new way to power a balloon but on its maiden voyage, the balloon is caught in a violent storm. When the balloon emerges from the clouds, the explorers discover that they are no longer on the plateau — but beneath it! The balloon has descended into a hostile volcanic landscape where escape hinges on Challenger's ability to repair the balloon, and on Malone's new friendship with a beautiful warrior.

Guest Starring: Jason Chong as Arjax, Laura Whitnall as Aleece

Note: Jason Chong appeared previously in episode 1.12, "Tribute"

A Witch's Calling

Episode 3.09
Written by Guy Mullally
Directed by Michael Pattinson

When a powerful witch named Dame Alice feels threatened by Challenger's science, she calls upon her two beautiful acolytes to help undo his power. In order to earn full witchhood, the two must lure Roxton and Malone to the witch's castle while she goes head to head with Challenger herself.

Guest Starring: Jane Badler as Dame Alice, Raelee Hill as Brywik, Kym Wilson as Narnia

Brothers In Arms

Episode 3.10
Written by Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Directed by Michael Offer

When Keeran Raiders attack, a deadly poison dart forces Malone to relive a long-suppressed memory-his baptism of fire as a battlefield correspondent in World War I. Caught up in this nightmarish hallucination, Malone is once again an untried reporter cut off from Allied lines when an enemy advance pushes deep into No Man's Land. When the three battle-weary British soldiers who've been assigned to escort him are picked off by enemy action, the young reporter who's never fired a gun must take up arms to save his own life and the life of a wounded sergeant.

Guest Starring: Kim De Lury as Sgt. Haskell, Robert Rimmer as Jones, Eddy Segal as Rutherford

Ice Age

Episode 3.11
Written by Shane Brennan and Guy Mullally
Directed by Michael Carson

The impact of a meteor causes the mercury to drop all along the plateau, exposing the party to extreme cold and the threat of outerworldly invaders who plot to use the freezing conditions to take over Earth.

Guest Starring: Sam Healy as Zi-Zo, John Adam as Cha-Zu, Aaron Cash as Na-Zu

The End Game

Episode 3.12
Written by Nick Jacobs and Guy Mullally
Directed by Karl Zwicky

Ambushed in the jungle, Roxton narrowly escapes with his life only to learn that he has apparently cheated death once too often. The Grim Reaper, in the guise of a dark seductress — is determined to add his soul to her collection. Transported to her domain — a bleak and desolate wasteland - Roxton must face a series of challenges if he hopes to get out alive. And to make the game more interesting, Death raises the stakes by putting the lives of his friends on the line as well.

Guest Starring: Danielle Carter as the Grim Reaper


Episode 3.13
Written by Guy Mullally
Directed by Michael Carson

Alone in the jungle, Veronica hears piano music and follows it to its source — a 19th century German village that has suddenly appeared in a fog choked valley. To her surprise, the handsome musician, Thomas Ducart, announces that he wrote the beautiful melody for her. Flattered by the musician's attention, Veronica takes him to the Treehouse, but Challenger is concerned. He fears that Ducart's village may be unstable, and Veronica could disappear into another dimension if she returns to the village with Ducart. Even more disturbing, are Challenger's ill feelings about Ducart's designs on Veronica, but Challenger's warnings only drive the beguiled Veronica further into Ducart's passionate embrace.

Guest Starring: Sandy Winton as Thomas Ducart, Jennifer Congram as Nadine, Jack Finsterer as Melrick

The Secret

Episode 3.14
Written by Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Directed by Michael Pattinson

An attack on Veronica convinces Marguerite that an unsavory former associate has tracked her to the Plateau, forcing her to reveal secrets about her past to Challenger and the rest of the party.

Guest Starring: Ben Seton as Callum, Ron Lee as Shanghai Xen


Episode 3.15
Written by Guy Mullally
Directed by Geoffrey Nottage

Challenger's experiments with an energy source lands him, Marguerite and Roxton in the future, where Earth has been devastated by war.

Guest Starring: Lara Cox as Finn, Doug Penty as Burke, Nathan Kotzur as Horn, Jean-Marc Russ as Beal

Note: Lara Cox appeared previously in episode 2.02 "Amazons", while Jean-Marc Russ appeared in episode 2.16 "The Quality of Mercy"


Episode 3.16
Written by Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Directed by Ian Gilmour

Challenger's party encounters survivors of a lost archaeological expedition that uncovered an ancient burial urn the survivors suspect was inhabited by a malevolent demon responsible for killing their friends.

Guest Starring: Lara Cox as Finn, Ian Bliss as Professor Hamilton, Robert Mammone as Professor Campbell, Verity McIntyre as Harper

The Imposters

Episode 3.17
Written by Guy Mullally
Directed by Catharine Millar

Three demons take the place of Challenger, Roxton and Marguerite and Finn is the only one who can free her friends and kill the demons.

Guest Starring: Lara Cox as Finn, Rod Mullinar as Kayle, Freya Stafford as Una, Brett Tucker as Rixxel, Isabella Seymour

Note: Rod Mullinar appeared previosuly in the series one episode "Out of Time"

The Elixir

Episode 3.18
Written by Nick Jacobs and Guy Mullally
Directed by Colin Budds

To combat starvation, Challenger develops an experimental elixir as a food substitute. After ingesting the substance, however, the scientist is beset by volatile hallucinations of his wife and himself as a young man.

Guest Starring: Lara Cox as Finn, Tim Campbell as Young Challenger, Catherine Wilkin as Jessie

Note: Catherine Wilkin (Peter McCauley's wife) appeared previously in episode 1.04 "Nectar"


Episode 3.19
Written by Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Directed by Geoffrey Nottage

A downed WWI pilot carrying top-secret Royal Navy cargo kidnaps Challenger and exposes Roxton's wartime record leading to some important revelations regarding the explorers connections to one another. It falls to the personality-clashing pair of Veronica and Finn to rescue their friends from capture.

Guest Starring: Lara Cox as Finn, Julian Garner as Drummond, Barry Quin as Huxley, Henry Nixon as Thorne

Note: Julian Garner appeared previosuly in the series one episode "Cave of Fear" as Roxton's brother


Episode 3.20
Written by Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Directed by Michael Carson

A dream prompts Veronica to place her mother's pendant next to a stone monolith, leading to changes in her memories and a showdown with a mystical swordsman.

Guest Starring: Lara Cox as Finn, David Roberts as Mordren, Angie Milliken as Diana, Fred Whitlock as Thomas Layton, Annalise Woods as Young Veronica; Georgina Spelvin as Abigail Layton; Steve Harmon as Lewis

Note: The character of Thomas Layton, Veronica's father, was introduced in series one's "Prodigal Father" when he was played by Kit Taylor.


Episode 3.21
Written by Guy Mullally
Directed by Catherine Millar

An explosion leaves Marguerite and Roxton trapped underground and only an amnesiac Challenger can save them. At the tree house, Veronica finds a memento from her childhood while playing a game with Finn.

Guest Starring: Lara Cox as Finn

Heart of the Storm

Episode 3.22 (season finale)
Written by Guy Mullally & Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Directed by Colin Budds

In the series finale, the explorers are affected by a bizarre time-distortion phenomenon and Challenger is reunited with the man whose journal inspired the expedition. Meanwhile, Marguerite is captured by Druids; Roxton is pursued by conquistadors; Veronica and Finn are thrust into the future.

Guest Starring: Lara Cox as Finn, Robert Coleby as William Maple White, Frederick Miragliotta as Perrez, Ivar Kants as Warbek, Vincent Vaccari as Icarus