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Episode 1 is the first episode of Nowhere Boys Season 1, and the first episode overall.

SynopsisEdit

Four mismatched year ten students - Andy, Felix, Jake and Sam - are unwillingly grouped together for an orienteering exercise in the rugged Bremin Ranges, on the outskirts of their hometown.

PlotEdit

Sam, Felix, Andy, and Jake, are lying down on a forest floor. Sam starts to eat some pawpaw cream, mistaking it for fruit. However Andy informs him it's for "itchy crotch", leading him to spit it out. An eerie sound is heard, before Jake decides that they should keep searching for a way back to the path. The others reluctantly get up and follow him. The four boys soon climb back up onto the path, and Sam notices a huge storm cloud brewing in the distance. Suddenly, a tornado forms behind him, and everyone starts running for their life across the path. Jake, noticing Andy struggling, yells to him to run faster. Suddenly the screen blurs, and transitions to a flashback that occurred 24 hours earlier.

Felix's Guitar

"Water, Fire, Earth and Air...."

Felix starts strumming his electric guitar, and starts recording a song. After a while, Felix's dad yells at him to stop playing. He stops the recording, picks up his diary, and walks to the other side of his house. He notices his brother, Oscar, and asks him if he wants to hear his "rad new song". He plays it to Oscar, only for his mother to interrupt, saying that Felix needs to get his father. Cathy Ferne, Felix's mother, checks Oscar's temperature, and says that Oscar needs to go to the doctor. Oscar and Felix complain, saying that he is perfectly all right to go to school. Mrs. Ferne, however, denies this. Felix's dad, Ken, walks into the room, asking his wife if his wife has got the car keys. Cathy starts to panic, but Felix gives them to his dad. Felix asks his mum if she had signed his permission form for the school excursion, and gets angry at her when she asks what permission form he was talking about. Oscar is pushed in his wheelchair outside after he hands the phone back to Felix. Felix waves to him, and walks outside.

Ellen and Felix

Felix and Ellen walk to school together.

Felix walks onto the road, meeting his girlfriend Ellen. She stands up, and Felix asks if she can forge his mum's signature. Ellen complains, but does it anyway. Ellen says that she should use her 'superpower' of forging signatures for pure evil, not 'some dumb bush walk'. Felix says that it will help strengthen their bond together, before getting out his earphones and playing his newly recorded song to her. Ellen thinks that is a good song, in which Felix vainly agrees.

The screen cuts to Phil knocking on the front door of Jake's house, in which Jake and his mum, Sarah, are hiding behind a couch. Phil keeps knocking, asking why she is late with the rent again. Sarah asks Jake to go out the back, but he can't as Phil would see him. His mum eventually stands up and begs Phil to get the money from her ex, Gary. The two get into a minor argument as Jake walks out the door, saying that his dad is a 'loser'.

Jake, Sarah, Phil and BlahBlahBlah

Jake and Sarah hide behind the couch.

Andy is next seen under his sheets on his bed, with his Nai Nai tackling him. It zooms out to reveal Nicole, Andy's mum, on the phone talking with Mr. Bates, saying that going on the excursion may be bad for Andy due to his array of allergies. Andy tricks his grandmother to look at a poster on the wall, in which Andy escapes down the stairs. He runs past his sister, holding a school project. Andy, being a nerd, sees something wrong with it, and points it out. Viv complains as Andy runs outside to the garage. He starts to talk with his father, saying that if he doesn't go, it may impact his future. His dad doubts this, but Andy says that it helps with team dynamics. Nicole and Lily walk into the garage, and Michael glares at them.

Sam and his brothers arrive at school via car. Dee, their mum, says that Pete did a very good job at driving, but Sam and Vince disagree, saying that the ride was scary, as Pete sped through a stop sign, and had nearly hit an elderly woman. Sam and Vince discuss their skateboard show and Dee tells the brothers that they will have pot roast with barbecue sauce for dinner. Sam and Vince get out of the car, and Vince teases Sam about Mia. From a distance, Felix and Ellen rant about Sam and Mia, and pretend to spew when Sam and Mia hug and kiss. 

Andy arrives near the bus, carrying a gigantic backpack. He hands his permission form to Mr. Bates, but Brian says that they may need to cancel the excursion because of rain clouds in the distance. The scene cuts away to Jake kicking a football, and it hits Felix in the head. Trent Long (Real World), Dylan, and Jake laugh, insult Felix, and Jake goes to pick up his football. Ellen, before he can touch it, kicks it away, thinking "it was his head". Bates calls everyone to board the bus. Everyone starts to enter, Andy first. Andy starts to put his bag in the storage rack, but has difficulty doing so. This blocks everyone's entry, causing Andy to reply sorry to everyone who goes past. After everyone grabs a seat, Jake insults Felix once again. Sam and Mia sit together, and Mia asks Sam if he knows what day it is. Sam replies, saying Friday, but Mia reminds him that it is their anniversary for being boyfriend and girlfriend. Mia hands him a bracelet, but doesn't look too pleased about Sam's enthusiasm. Bates then says a brief summary about the excursion before the bus starts to drive to Bremin Ranges National Park.

Everyone starts to jump off the bus, but Sam notices a strange figure in the distance. Sam says that the "Witch Lady" freaks him out. This captures the attention of Mia, Felix, Jake, Trent, and Dylan. Jake wonders if she will eat their brains, in which Ellen fires back with an insult. Felix looks at it carefully from in front of the bus door. Andy falls on top of him due to weight of his bag when he gets off the bus. Bates arranges the students into groups of four. When the second group calls Ellen but not Felix, Ellen complains and asks Felix if they could hitchhike back to town. Bates, however, overhears this and says 'No, obviously'. After Sam, Felix, Jake, and Andy's group is called, Jake complains, Andy celebrates, and Felix shrugs. Sam high-fives Jake, who he is good friends with, and also does this to the 'brainy dude'. Felix collects a map, and Bates dismisses them.

All four walk down the path, and Jake and Sam, treating it as a race, start to run. Andy tries to catch up, but it is impossible for him as he carrying double his weight in food supplies. Andy puts his bag down, and Sam and Jake run back. Jake asks why he is carrying so much stuff, and Andy replies that this travelling light for his family. Sam and Jake look through his backpack, and throw away many items, including some chicken feet and a poncho. After this, they all continue their walk, and Andy starts writing down flora. Jake looks ahead and sees Mia, Ellen, Trent and Dylan up ahead. Jake says that the group needs to beat them, and quotes his footy coach. Andy replies saying it was actually one of Winston Churchill's quotes. Felix sarcastically says another quote, before suggesting they walk off the path. They do so, but Sam looks back, noticing the 'Witch Lady' once more. He then runs past the rest of the boys as they trek into the forest.

They walk through the forest and find it leads to a dead end. Andy, Jake and Sam are annoyed at Felix for leading them in the wrong direction. Felix checks the map, but slips while doing so, sending the group rolling down the nearby cliff. They drop several metres to the ground. Felix loses grip of the map, and the wind picks it up and places it on the top of the cliff side, revealing the map to be hand-drawn.

The four boys land painfully on the forest floor, and since Felix lost the map, they try to find a way back up by finding some sort of river or a path. Jake tries to call out to see if anyone can hear him, before Sam declares a food break. Andy wonders what is wrong with Sam’s mentalism as Jake sees an unusual object on a tree branch. Felix says they should go, and they continue to find a way out. Felix notices Andy’s bag, implying they went around in circles. They wonder if the school will wait for them or will send out a search party. Andy suggests that they light a fire.

It soon turns night, and the four boys are under a tree as shelter, and have a fire for warmth. The boys discuss a rugby team that was forced to eat themselves, before the discussion ends up turning to a rumour about panthers. When it starts to rain, Felix attempts to cheer the boys up with the song he recorded earlier, but it just makes things worse. The rain then puts out their fire. The next morning, the four boys are fast asleep, and they all wake up, bringing the episode back to its beginning. Just like before, they walk up back to the path, but a tornado is summoned and chases the boys. This time, Sam quickly yells out to run off back into the trees, so they do so and continue running. They then run into someone else’s camp, and Roland jumps out of a bush to scare them, thinking they are invading his territory. Jake, Andy, and Felix explain their ordeal as Sam eats Roland’s food, saying that, “I literally was starving to death.” Roland offers to bring them back to Bremin, and the boys smile at each other, finally being able to go back to their home.

Roland drives his small and dirty car into the parking lot, as the four boys thank Roland and get out of the car. Felix discusses their paranormal encounter, which Andy disagrees with. Sam wonders where the news reporters, and notices that there phones should have reception now. However, none of them work. Andy tries to have a ‘man-hug’, but everyone refuses. Jake replies that his mum will be freaking out, so he leaves after saying that he will crush Felix or Andy if they ever speak of this again. Sam also leaves after high-fiving the others. Andy thought they bonded, but Felix says that they are lucky to not have resorted to cannibalism. Felix leaves soon afterwards, prompting Andy to walk off.

Jake tries to enter his house, but is confused on why his key to get through the front door doesn’t fit, so he bangs the front door, calling for his mum. Sam walks in to his house, wondering why his brothers weren’t worried about him. Andy walks up to his room, but Viv has taken over his room with her belongings. Felix notices Oscar in the yard, and asks him how he went at the doctors. Oscar is crept out and backs away, being able to stand without a wheelchair. Felix is puzzled, relieved, and extremely surprised by him standing. However, this came at a cost; Oscar has no idea who Felix is.

AppearancesEdit

Characters

Locations

Objects

Magic spells

Miscellanea

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • When the boys decide to go off the path, Jake accidentally quotes Winston Churchill, 'If you're going through hell, keep going.'
  • Andy references Bear Grylls several times through the episode.

GoofsEdit

  • There are a few problems revolving around Sam's jumper. He is seen wearing it around his waist during the majority of the excursion. It is then absent during the tornado chase, reappears on his shoulder when the boys meet, then disappears once again for the remainder of the episode.

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

Nowhere Boys Title Card
Season 1:
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13
Season 2:
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13
Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows
Season 3:
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13
Season 4
Other Material:
The 5th Boy · Nowhere Boys novel · Nowhere Boys Collection
Nowhere Boys: Two Moons Rising DVD
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