Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure – Season 1, Episode 20 ”Nowhere To Hide” Review


Mako Mermaids Main Title

Director: Grant Brown

Writer: Sam Carroll

Zac is practicing to use the trident and he is getting better by the minute. Unfortunately he still needs to go to school but doesn’t want to leave the trident unguarded knowing that the mermaid trio wants to get their hands on it. So he decides to bring the trident along and hide it into his locker. The mermaids anticipate this however, so they go to Zac’s school as well. Their attendance there doesn’t go unnoticed due to the article Evie wrote about them and principal Santos. The article questioned the origins of the girls and their relation to Rita. Evie is warned that the article might aggravate Rita, but surprisingly she applauds Evie’s courage and encourages Evie to keep her integrity. Rita tries to warn Zac about the dangers of the trident but is interrupted when a mysterious faintness incapacitates her. The trident has the ability to function to weaken mermaids like kryptonite to Superman.

Zac's special move is a triple salchovw.

Zac’s special move is a triple salchovw.

Meanwhile, the search for the trident proves to be a daunting task for the mermaid trio. They can’t find the trident because Cam and Zac saw them snooping around and relocated the trident to a warehouse owned by Curly Joe’s brother, Asshole Joe. There Zac is able to practice some more with the trident, but when Cam joins him, so does Lyla, Nixie and Sirena. Lyla tries to get the trident using the Force, but it is revealed that Zac’s Schwartz is bigger than Lyla’s so the trident remains in the hands of Zac.  Zac electro-shocks the girls and make them run away with their tails between their legs.

"It's all in the hips, you see?"

”It’s all in the hips, you see?”

When the girls return home to lick their wounds Rita reveals the history of the trident and horrifying power that lies inside the trident…

It’s the twentieth episode and we’re getting closer to the finale. Little by little the stakes are getting higher and the tone of the show is getting darker (if only slightly). This episode still feels a bit filler-y, but it’s still better than the previous episode. The gap between the boys and the girls grows even bigger and the end game is still delightfully unclear. Director Grant Brown once again proves himself as one of the best things about the show and his eye for camera movement is impeccable. The episode was less humorous but that is understandable. I do still hope that Ivy Latimer gets to stretch her comedic legs before the season comes to an end. We’ll see soon enough.

Breaking the law.

Breaking the law.

Best Scene: Nixie’s breach to the men’s room.

Most Memorable Bit: Nixie’s reaction when she comes out of the men’s room.



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