Season Two Episode Guide

Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders

Season Two Summary:  After defeating Kale and returning the Crown Jewel to the Jewel Box, the Jewel Riders discover that having the Crown Jewels tuned to the Enchanted Jewels has given them greater powers and new Jewel Armor.  Meanwhile, Kale meets the Wizard Morgana in the Wild Magic and the two hatch a plan to collect Wizard Jewels in order to gain enough magic to rule Avalon and the Wild Magic!  It’s a race between the Jewel Riders, Kale and Morgana to collect the Wizard Jewels and determine who will control their magic!

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To read the scripts from Season Two, visit our Season Two Scripts page!

  1. Morgana

    • Written By: Robert Mandell
    • Original Airdate: September 8, 1996

    Morgana the Sorceress finds her Dark Stone, but realizes that she can’t control it because it has been tuned to Kale. Morgana makes a deal with Kale to work with her against the Jewel Riders. The Sorceress wants Kale to retrieve very powerful Jewels called Wizard Jewels. The Jewel Riders learn about the newly enhanced magic of their Enchanted Jewels and of a new quest to retrieve the special Wizard Jewels that can give Merlin back his magical powers and return him home.

  2. Shadowsong

    • Written By: Robin Young
    • Original Airdate: September 15, 1996

    Using maps found in Merlin’s cottage, The Jewel Riders begin to map the Wild Magic looking for powerful Wizard Jewels. Tamara finds a place that registers strong magic from her Heart Stone and the Jewel Riders head there with the help of the Wild Magic Gliders. But Morgana has set a trap that sent Gwen, Sunstar, Fallon, Moondance and Archie to a place where Morgana can steal the magic of their Enchanted Jewels. Tamara is sent to another place in the Wild Magic where she makes friends with a magical zebracorn, named Shadowsong. Tamara and Shadowsong form a strong bond and must go to the rescue of the other Jewel Riders before Morgana can steal their magic.

  3. Fashion Fever

    • Written By: Robin Young and Christopher Rowley
    • Original Airdate: September 22, 1996

    It’s high fashion and high-jinx as the annual charity fashion show opens at the Crystal Palace fair grounds. In addition, it’s Queen Anya’s birthday and King Jared wants to surprise her with a new dress. When he assigns Gwen and Sunstar to handle the “secret mission”, the Princess manages to get Fallon, Moondance, Tamara and Tamara’s baby animals involved in a comedy of errors as each girl and animal tries their best to complete the mission. Meanwhile Kale sneaks into the show with a strange spinning wheel that makes a dress too magical for Gwen to resist. When Gwen puts the dress on, she falls under an enchantment spell, and must obey Kale and Morgana. The Jewel Riders must break the spell before Gwen leads Morgana and Kale into the Jewel Keep, where the magical jewels are kept.

  4. Wizard of Gardenia

    • Written By: James Luceno
    • Original Airdate: September 29, 1996

    In the magical gardens of Gardenia, a gardener/gnome fools the Jewel Riders into thinking that he is one of the great Wizards from Avalon’s past, and capable of great magic. The gnome has the ability to sculpt magical topiary animals that transform into crystal creatures. When the Jewel Riders discover that the gnome is not what he appears to be (actually a Wizard’s Apprentice), they convince the little fellow to help them retrieve a powerful Wizard Jewel from a dangerous place called the Sorcerer’s Playground before Kale and Morgana can get it.

  5. Vale of the Unicorns

    • Written By: Katherine Lawrence
    • Original Airdate: October 6, 1996

    The unicorns, the most magical animals in Avalon, are in danger. The Queen of the unicorns is missing and a successor must take her place. The leadership must fall upon one of her relatives. Moondance, daughter of the Queen, must go to the magical place and preform a series of tests to determine whether she should become the new Queen of the unicorns. This would mean no longer being a Jewel Rider and leaving Fallon. The Jewel Riders journey to the enchanted lands of the unicorns to learn about the mysterious secret of their magic. Moondance must choose where her loyalties lie, becoming the new Queen of the unicorns or staying with her best friend, Fallon.

  6. Prince of the Forest

    • Written By: Robin Young
    • Original Airdate: October 13, 1996

    While searching for wondrous Faery Wraiths in the Forest of Arden, Princess Gwenevere finds romance and magic with a strange boy named Ian. Hearing Gwen’s cry for help, Ian rescues the Princess out of a marsh mire. However, the young man doesn’t reveal to the Princess the wondrous magic jewel he has recently found. The jewel has enabled him to transform from a beast to a human boy. Now that he has met Gwen, he is worried that if he gives the jewel away, he may remain a beast forever and lose Gwenevere’s love. He must decide what to do because Kale and Morgana have offered him the chance to become human forever, if he gives them the magic jewel. When Ian sacrifices the jewel to save Gwen, she convinces the beast/boy that no matter what shape he takes, she will always be his friend.

  7. The Wishing Jewel

    • Written By: Laura Munro
    • Original Airdate: October 20, 1996

    Gwen and Drake get lost in the misty walls that surround Avalon and discover a new magical but dangerous place outside the borders of the kingdom. Lost, they must work together to unravel a riddle told to them by the magic trees that live in this secret place. Gwen and Drake must search for a magic Wishing Jewel that will turn this land to goodness and extend the borders of Avalon before the wild magic causes this place to vanish completely.

  8. Jewel of the Sea

    • Written By: Linda Shayne
    • Original Airdate: October 27, 1996

    Princess Gwenevere, Sunstar, and the Jewel Riders embark on a great sea voyage to a magical island where a Wizard Jewel has landed. Sailing over the great Sea of Avalon, the Jewel Riders get caught in a wild magic water ride and discover an underwater kingdom of Mer-creatures. When Cleo falls overboard, she is rescued by a merboy and transformed into a sea unicorn. The merboy trades his mer-jewel with Tamara’s Heart Stone. He becomes human, but Tamara is transformed into a mermaid. The other Jewel Riders must find the merboy who has run off to the magic island and convince him to give the Heart Stone back to Tamara. Meanwhile in the undersea gardens, Tamara confronts a big sea dragon and realizes why the boy ran away. Can the Jewel Riders find the magic to transform Tamara back?

  9. Trouble in Elf Town

    • Written By: Laraine Arkow and Marlowe Weisman
    • Original Airdate: November 3, 1996

    Three mischievous trolls find new Enchanted Jewels in the Wild Magic and use them to steal all of the Elf Magic from the Elf Woods. The Jewel Riders ride into town and look for a show down with the Trolls to save the Elves.

  10. Mystery Island

    • Written By: Robin Young
    • Original Airdate: November 10, 1996

    The Wild Magic Gliders tell the Jewel Riders a creature is crying from somewhere in the Wild Magic. Tamara convinces the Jewel Riders to go and rescue the creature. The Jewel Riders ride into the Wild Magic and discover a “lost island.” But Kale and Morgana have also found this island and are looking for magical Wizard Jewels. The Jewel Riders find a giant creature who, amazingly, only responds to the baby animals. It’s up to Cleo, Sugar and Spike to save the day and rescue the giant baby creature from Kale.

  11. The Fortune Jewel

    • Written By: Robin Young
    • Original Airdate: November 17, 1996

    A fortune teller and her mysterious cat are using a magic jewel to tell people’s fortunes. When the Jewel Riders have their fortunes read, a dark future is revealed to Gwenevere that tells of the fall of the Crystal Palace and the rise of Morgana to rule Avalon. Gwen and her friends must get this magic jewel to the Jewel Keep and out of Morgana’s hands.

  12. The Spirit of Avalon

    • Alternate title: “Lady of the Lake”
    • Written By: Robert Mandell and Christopher Rowley
    • Original Airdate: November 24, 1996

    The Jewel Riders must travel to the Heart of Avalon to prevent the prophecy of the Fortune Jewel from coming true. In the Heart, Princess Gwenevere and Sunstar travel across a magical lake where she meets the Spirit of Avalon. Gwen is given the magic Staff of Avalon by the Spirit. The Spirit of Avalon instructs Gwen to take the Wizard Jewels already collected and the new Staff and journey to the center of the Wild Magic. There she will forge the jewels together and create a new magical jewel for Merlin to place upon the Staff. But Morgana steals the Wizard Jewels and heads to the center of the Wild Magic first.

  13. The One Jewel

    • Alternative title: “The Last Dance”
    • Written By: Robert Mandell and Christopher Rowley
    • Original Airdate: December 1, 1996

    Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders journey to the center of the Wild Magic where they confront Morgana for the control of the magic of Avalon. Morgana is trying to forge the Wizard Jewels together and make one magic jewel that will control all of the Wild Magic. The final showdown begins as the Jewel Riders battle against Morgana in a series of magical events to determine the future of Avalon and the fate of Merlin.


Second Season Retrospective with Chris and Ronnie

 

Or check out this Guest Post from Lisa Dawn on “How to Fix the Second Season of Jewel Riders.”

The first season of Jewel Riders could not have been more perfect. Our three lovely heroines embarked on a quest to rescue Merlin and restore the seven crown jewels of the kingdom before Kale got to them, and they succeeded. Mostly. The show intentionally left one loose thread to make way for another season. Though Merlin was freed from the bubble Kale trapped him inside of, he was still stuck in the wild magic. The Jewel Riders’ new quest to bring Merlin home should have been every bit as engaging as the first season, and yet it wasn’t. Where did they go wrong?

 

Did you live in the US and were left hanging after the episode “Mystery Island?” Check out this story from Ronnie below to find out how we got “Princess Gwenevere” audio for the final three episodes!

For many of the fans who lived in the United States during the show’s airing on broadcast television know, Mystery Island was the last episode that we saw. Many of us spent those pre-internet years in the dark, believing that Gwenevere, Tamara, and Fallon’s adventures never had a conclusive ending.  It seems hard to believe in 2017 that there was a time when you might not know the full episode list of your favorite show. Many fandoms went through the process of piecing together fragmented episode lists into a cohesive whole. Read Ronnie’s personal memories below to look through a window in time!

For me, “Mystery Island” is an episode that brings memories of mixed feelings to mind. The thing to note is that for Chris and I this was the last known episode for many years. So to our 10 and 11-year-old selves “Mystery Island” was the season finale. In the United States, “Mystery Island” was the last episode to be broadcast during the initial 1996 run. For me in my own way of coping with the fact that my favorite TV series had gone off the air, I tried to connect the occurrences of the episode to create a finale in my head. While Drake and the rest of the pack were absent, all three girls were present in equal roles, Tamara’s babies were all there (although Shadowsong wasn’t present), Kale, Morgana, the two Dweasels and Grimm were there, and the girls even transformed into mermaids! Did that one fact make it OK for this to be the last episode for me? Perhaps. But like so many other second season episodes, this particular episode was in my opinion “less than” due to the appearance of a rather ridiculous and annoying character like Snowball. Did it seem that every second season episode had to have one of these? How is it that the first season pulled off guest appearances so well, but the second season is riddled with missed opportunities!

After the “Mystery Island” release, the show would be re-released in syndication during the earliest morning programming. Moving from an 8:00 or 8:30 AM, I can’t be certain of the time, to 5 AM and 4:30 AM time slot! While Grandpa was recording the episodes for us in the United States, my Dad was recording the episodes in Canada. He gave me both the first and second season of the recorded episodes on VHS as Christmas gifts during 1996 and 1997. If you read more about my life story in the about us section, you might understand a little bit more of the context of this particular part of the story. When I received the second season VHS at Christmas, it was quickly taken away from me and hidden in the closet. Ironic isn’t it… I honestly can’t remember whether I had even had the chance to watch the VHS or if it had been so quickly taken away that I didn’t get to see all the episodes. But the Canadian recordings had several episodes that for one reason or another, we did not have from the American broadcast. For one of the episodes in particular, “Jewel of the Sea,” I was so excited to find listed on the episodes that my Dad and Stepmom had been able to record for me! As you may know, both Tamara and mermaids are a love of mine, and this episode blended the two together perfectly! I must have already anxiously asked my parents if they had episodes reaching beyond “Mystery Island,” but in receiving the video tape, my suspicions were confirmed when the last episode they had recorded was just that. Did you ever see notification of why the series was canceled? My Stepfather probably made up this story, but he told me that he read that a popular television show (Jewel Riders) was canceled due to copyright. Or was it there wasn’t a good reason why it was cancelled… note to parents – although you might think that by telling your children little white lies you’re helping, they will remember them! And apparently confuse them two decades later.

A few years later, Stormy – leading mistress of the Jewel Riders fandom and queen of the Avalon website –  advertised that she was able to send a VHS with the final episodes to anyone who wanted one. On the list were three episodes that Chris and I did not know existed – the final three episodes of the series! We must have been around 12 and 13 at the time. So this was about three years after the initial syndication dates. We excitedly got our few dollars (Note from Chris: we sent CASH through the mail haha) together and mailed them to Stormy, and within a couple of days received a VHS in the mail. This was our holy grail! The conclusion of our favorite animated series. What were these episodes to contain? What was going to happen to our beloved team of intrepid adventurers? You too will discover in the following three episodes we are very proud to share with you!

On a sidenote, in asking Stormy these so many years later about the episodes, unfortunately it isn’t known where these final episodes came from. Did these episodes release in your hometown in syndication? To our knowledge, these episodes were never released in North America. So we are very lucky to have the original Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders audio. Again, these are a copy of a copy… of possibly a copy. So while the audio quality might not be the best, we are very fortunate to have the audio track as the original creators intended to release the episodes.