The Camera Never Lies


Air Date:
8 September 2006
Directed by:
Colin Budds
Written by:
Deb Cox
Preceded By:
Followed By:

The Camera Never Lies is the 10th episode in Season 1 of H2O: Just Add Water.


Zane tries to impress his dad by entering in the local film competition, filming his attempt to break his Dad's windsurfing record around Mako Island. He gets into trouble with sharks and unbeknownst to him, is saved by mermaid Rikki.


A short film contest on the subject of heroes captures the focus of the girls' attention, but a film about Emma's mother is not Rikki's idea of fun and she decides to use her abilities to capture some impressive underwater footage of sharks. Ineligible to compete himself as his father is on the judging panel, Zane recruits Lewis McCartney to document a recreation of his father's famous windsurfing trip to Mako Island and gets trapped by sharks on the shore. Luckily, Rikki was also there filming her "masterpiece" and manages to scare the sharks away with her powers. Rikki quits from the contest because she has to explain from where she shot the film. Emma also quits because her mother said she rescued Zane's father from drowning.


  • Second time Rikki heats the water up while someone is in it.
  • First event at JuiceNet Café.
  • Rikki shows some affection for Zane.


  • Rikki heats up a ring of water around Zane, this is impossible, as even IF she is able to only heat up part of the water, the heat will instantly disperse to heat up its surroundings


  • International Airdates:
    • Denmark: February 23, 2008 on Jetix
    • Poland: September 21, 2007 on Jetix
  • This episode aired in the United States on May 4, 2008 on Nickelodeon.


Lewis: Amazing.
Harrison: Not exactly the word I'd use. I've been at the juice bar hosing Wilfred down for two hours. He was about to go to the police.
Zane: It's your windsurfer, not his.
Lewis: Okay, maybe we should've asked, but this footage is fantastic. It'll make a great film.
Zane: You can't do that.
Harrison: I sponsored that competition. You think I want my son on public view looking like...that?
Zane: There was a 20-foot shark out there, Dad! There were heaps of them!
Harrison: Did you see anything?
Lewis: Well, um...
Harrison: I didn't think so. Zane created this charade because he knew he couldn't really break my record. Now get rid of that.
Lewis: No, no, no, no, no. I shot this footage; that disc belongs to me! It's mine.




H2O - just add water S1 E10 - The Camera Never Lies (full episode)

H2O - just add water S1 E10 - The Camera Never Lies (full episode)