Fish Out of Water


Air Date:
1 December 2006
Directed by:
Jeffrey Walker
Written by:
Max Dann
Preceded By:
Followed By:

Fish Out of Water is the 22nd episode in Season 1 of H2O: Just Add Water.


Emma and Cleo find out Zane and Rikki are an item and force her to choose – him or them. When Zane appears to side with Harrison over the Mako Island development Rikki’s decision is clear. Now it’s Zane’s turn to make a choice…


Emma and Cleo discover Zane and Rikki are an item and force her to choose – him or them. Rikki is not impressed that her friends have put her in this position and so sides with Zane. Wearing a stunning dress that Zane has given her, Rikki accompanies him to his father’s development lunch, much to the upset of Harrison. Emma is also dragged along to the lunch by her parents. There, they discover that Harrison plans to develop Mako Island into a multi-million dollar tourist resort. Emma and Rikki are horrified and Rikki tries to turn off the investors. At first, Zane sticks up for Harrison causing Rikki to storm out. She swims to Mako island and has nostalgic memories about her and her friends becoming mermaids. She returns dressed like herself and madder than ever, and finally Zane sees sense choosing her over his father. The girls in turn are happy to see Rikki on their side and vow to keep their friendship first.


  • They all have the same ringtone.
  • Rikki has flashbacks from the first episode when they were in the moon pool and when she and Emma went into the sea and fall over while laughing.
  • First flashback episode.


  • "A Fish out of Water" is a famous saying meaning not fitting in.


  • International Airdates:
    • Denmark: April 5, 2008 on Jetix
    • Poland: October 6, 2007 on Jetix
  • This episode aired in the United States on June 8, 2008 on Nickelodeon.
  • Only appearances of the Chan family.
  • This episode premiered in New Zealand at 6:00 p.m. on the 13th of May 2007
  • This is continued on from the previous episode (with Rikki and Zane)


(Commenting on Rikki's dress)
Lewis: It was red, it was elegant, it was sexy.

Rikki: So your not going to ask me where I am, who I'm with, what color bra I'm wearing?
Lewis: Just out of interest, what color-
Cleo: Lewis!
Lewis: You haven't been choking recently, have you?

Rikki: He get's me.




H2O - just add water S1 E22 - Fish Out of Water (full episode)

H2O - just add water S1 E22 - Fish Out of Water (full episode)