In Too Deep


Air Date:
8 December 2006
Directed by:
Jeffrey Walker
Written by:
Simon Butters
Preceded By:
Followed By:

In Too Deep is the 23rd episode in Season 1 of H2O: Just Add Water.


The girls discover a necklace for sale identical to Miss Chatham's. Miriam causes a stir by buying it – then throwing it in the water. Rikki faces a choice whether to take the necklace and reveal her mermaidness to Zane.


Rikki is shocked when she finds an old locket, identical to Cleo's, for sale at the local jewelers. When Miss Chatham about her discovery, she is immediately distressed, fearing the worst for her long lost friend Julia, the original owner of the locket. Rikki calms her by promising she'll buy it back. But Miriam, sensing the chance to cause trouble, buys the locket for herself and proudly displays it in front of a furious Rikki. When Zane tries to help Rikki, Miriam gets jealous and throws the locket into the water. Desperate to prove his integrity, Zane dives in and retrieves it, managing to impress Rikki and save the day.


  • First talking roles of Julia and Gracie.
  • First appearance of Karl.
  • First episode to have black and white scenes.
  • The locket is called a bracelet in the New Zealand ads.
  • Julia, an ex-mermaid is revealed to be dead in this episode. The cause of death is unknown.
  • Rikki and Emma got their lockets in the same episode, unlike Cleo who got her locket in Season 1: Episode 04: Party Girls which was given to her by Emma.


  • International Airdates:
    • Denmark: April 5, 2008 on Jetix
    • Poland: October 7, 2007 on Jetix
  • Premiered in the United States on June 15, 2008 on Nickelodeon.
  • Premiered in New Zealand at 6:00 p.m on May 19, 2007.


  • Emma gets dried rather quickly after she escapes from Zane.
  • Bubbles didn't appear when Emma sped off underwater like they usually do.
  • Miriam says to Zane, "I never said I'd give it to you. I just said I'd part with it." However, she did say she would give it to him, when he asked what the catch was.



Rikki: So how are we going to raise this money?
Lewis: Window cleaning, bikini car washing.

Miss Chatham: So much like Julia. I always found ignoring her moods useful, along with carrying a tennis racket.

Rikki: (to Zane) I'm glad kissing someone means so little to you!

Lewis: If I get fat, this is your fault!

Miriam: We never broke up.
Zane: We were never together.

Miss Chatham: You can never get enough bran, remember that girls.

Miss Chatham: Talking is healthy, like digestive biscuits.




H2O - just add water S1 E23 - In Too Deep (full episode)

H2O - just add water S1 E23 - In Too Deep (full episode)