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Island of Deception
Season 1, Episode 20
Air date November 8, 1986
Written by Mary Skrenes
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Island of Deception is the twentieth episode of the first season, and the 20th episode overall, of the Jem animated series.


Jem and The Holograms are invited to perform at a concert in St. Thomas and travel aboard a luxury ocean liner to get there. Eric and The Misfits, who are convinced there's a publicity stunt going on, tag along to cash in on it.

Later that evening, after giving a performance for the passengers and crew of the ship, Jem and the Holograms are tricked by the Misfits into hiding aboard a lifeboat under the misconception of giving the ship's captain a surprise for his birthday. When the prank goes wrong, it strands the Holograms and the Misfits on a tropical island. The girls, despite their rivalry must try to survive and get help from a hermit named Angus living on the island.

Songs featured


  • Eric: (looking through binoculars) I don't believe this. The Misfits and the Holograms together?

  • Pizzazz: (on the ledge, yelling) Jerrica, you creep. Where the heck are you?

  • Kimber: It's dangerous out here!
  • Roxy: Yeah. You think your cream puff sister is tougher than us? All alone in the jungle?

  • Pizzazz: (during dinner) So what are Jem and the Holograms going at the Captain's table while we're stuck over in the boonies?
  • Waiter: The Captain likes their music.
  • Pizzazz: The Captain's a jerk.

  • Jem: Throughout history, the seas has lured hearts to its promise of romance and adventure.

  • Pizzazz: Just what are you four plotting?
  • Kimber: We're talking about surviving.
  • Pizzazz: Hah! What do you soft little wimps know about surviving?

  • Pizzazz: Don't tell me what to do.
  • Shana: Listen up, Pizzazz. Just this once, we're all going to work together.

  • Angus: I'm Angus McBean. A hermit until I got my heart broke.

(everyone is in the boat going to the ship)

  • Kimber: Well, now that we've learned how to survive together. Maybe we can be friends.
  • Stormer: Well, I don't know. Yeah. Maybe.
  • Roxy: Hey! Don't listen to her, Stormer. She just wants to horn in on our act.
  • Pizzazz: Yeah. Remember you saved her life. She owes you.
  • Aja: Oh, yeah. Well, who rescued Stormer from those wild pigs?
  • Pizzazz: What? Now you're going to take credit for a rampaging elephant? Unbelievable!



  • Lin-Z introduces the videos "Set Your Sails" and "It Takes Alot" at the end of the episode.
  • Notice that when Jem gets in front of Shana in the lifeboat before they cover themselves but when they jump up and say "Happy Birthday", Jem's beside Kimber and Aja is in the front.
Season 1
The BeginningDisasterKimber's RebellionFrame UpThe Battle of the BandsStarbright (Part 1): Falling StarStarbright (Part 2): Colliding StarsStarbright (Part 3): Rising StarThe World Hunger ShindigAdventure in ChinaLast ResortsIn StitchesThe Music Awards (Part 1)The Music Awards (Part 2)The Rock Fashion BookBroadway MagicIn Search of the Stolen AlbumHot Time in HawaiiThe Princess and the SingerIsland of DeceptionOld Meets NewIntrigue at the Indy 500The Jem Jam (Part 1)The Jem Jam (Part 2)Culture ClashGlitter and Gold
Season 2
The Talent Search (Part 1)The Talent Search (Part 2)ScandalOne Jem Too ManyThe Bands Break UpThe FanFather's DayThe Treasure HuntAztec EnchantmentMusic is MagicThe Jazz PlayerDanse TimeRoxy RumblesAlone AgainKJEMTrick or TechratThe Presidential DilemmaRock 'n Roll ExpressMardi GrasThe Middle of NowhereRenaissance WomanJourney to Shangri-LaJourney Through TimeBritrockOut of the PastHollywood Jem (Part 1): For Your ConsiderationHollywood Jem (Part 2): And the Winner Is...
Season 3
The Stingers Hit Town (Part 1)The Stingers Hit Town (Part 2)Video WarsBeauty and the Rock PromoterHomeland, HeartlandMidsummer Night's MadnessThe Day the Music DiedThat Old Houdini MagicStraight from the HeartA Change of HeartRiot's HopeA Father Should Be...