Wax Lion
Episode 1 of 13 within Season One. Item 1 of 13 overall.
Production number 1AHM79.
Bryan Fuller - Writer
Todd Holland - Writer
Todd Holland - Director
77 votes

When Jaye Tyler is convinced by a waxed lion to chase after a shinny quarter, she finds herself returning a lost purse to a lady (who instead of thanking her, is punched in the face), meeting an attractive and sweet bartender names Eric, introducing her sister, Sharon to the EPS newly divorced bachelor, Thomas, she knows, and later discovering her sister, Sharon's sexuality.

original airdate-March 12,2004   rating--4.3 million


songs--Theme song- "I Wonder Why the Wonderfalls" by Andy Partridge

  1. "Hello, Ma Baby" by Ida Emerson & Joseph E. Howard
  2. "Peace in the Water" by Robynn Ragland



Not Jewel: When Heidi appears in Eric's brief history, she is not played by Jewel Staite as she is in the rest of the series. Instead, she's played by Corry Karpf in both this episode and the unaired pilot. Producers figured that Karpf looked enough like Staite that they didn't need to reshoot the scene with the recast actress.

Cut Foreshadowing: The "dirty kids eating Spaghetti-Os out of the can" were worked into several different episodes, but they never appeared due to problems like weather preventing the shoot from taking place.

Goof: When Jaye is shown eating her sandwich, her paper bag lunch is located on the right of her on the fountain ledge. The paper bag, however, disappears in the scene after Jaye chokes.


Jaye Tyler is working at a Niagra Falls gift shop when the animal toys and figurines begin to talk to her, giving her orders to do things. She resists, at first, but their persistance wear her down until she reluctantly gives in and finds that following their often inexplicable commands produce unexpected results that help other people.

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alternative title

Also known as - The Maid in the Mist

regional titles

wax Lion
Wax Lion
Wax Lion
Wax Lion
céir Lion
cera Leone
cera León