At the beginning of each episode, there is a short flashback in which a relic or artifact is used or abused in its original time before being lost, stolen or hidden. The show cuts to Trinity College in the present day, where Sydney and Nigel are asked to find the relic by some person or agency such as a museum, private collector (in disguise) or government. Most episodes feature the duo traveling around the globe, hunting for clues in order to find the artifact. Complications abound, often with rival relic hunters getting involved, generally giving Sydney a chance to show off her martial arts prowess. It is then up to Sydney and Nigel to seize the relic and ensure it ends up in the proper hands (such as the rightful owners or a suitable museum). Each episode ends with a scene at Trinity College explaining what has happened to the relic.
The plots in Relic Hunter usually take a grain of historical information and are dramatized in order to fit in with the story. There are, however, some historical errors on the show. For example, the episode "Devil Doll" mentioned Cuzco as an Aztec city but Cuzco was an Inca city while in the season 1 episode "Irish Crown Affair", the last legitimate ruler of Ireland, king Brian Boru is shown wearing a costume depicting 3 lions which was actually a symbol for England.
Did anyone watch that? I really loved it! Haven't missed an episode. I was even getting late at everything i had to do so i can watch it. It was like Lara Croft but with less fantasy. Sydney fox she was seriously kicking ass and Nigel was so funny and always couldn't really help. Tia Carrere was amazing at her role. Action, comedy, love and adventure! All in one! I'm thinking to re-watch it from the start :p I love that kind of stories!
P.S: Doesn't the guy, reminds you of Dimitri at Anastasia movie?