Nina Martin, an American teenager, arrives at Anubis School - one of the United Kingdom's most selective prestigious boarding school - and finds it to be a mysterious and even foreboding atmosphere. She meets her roommate, Patricia, and tries her best to settle in. However, one of the most popular students, Joy, mysteriously disappears - leaving Nina in the firing line from her suspicious new roommate Patricia because Joy disappears the same day that Nina arrives. Patricia concentrates all her efforts on getting to the bottom of Joy's disappearance, with most of her investigations focused on Nina (even though several of her housemates, such as Fabian, say that Nina has nothing to do with Joy's disappearance). Nevertheless, Patricia's suspicions only deepen when a spooky message appears in the steam on the bathroom mirror simply saying "Help Me! - Joy"; however, this was proven to have been a prank later on in the premiere when she questions Alfie and he makes a false promise. Nina's new life becomes even more strange when she meets an unusual old lady on the school grounds who claims to have once lived at Anubis House. She gives Nina a locket and tells the latter that a treasure is hidden in the house, and she asks Nina to make sure that it does not fall into the wrong hands. Patricia quizzes Mr. Sweet about Joy and gets nowhere, but she then discovers that Joy has been erased from the school photograph and she is confused. Amber becomes jealous of her roommate, Mara, helping her boyfriend Mick with his homework; eventually, Amber flies into a rage after finding out Mick has given Mara a friendship bracelet (an exact copy of the one that the former had gotten from Mick "as a token of [their] love"). In an attempt to make Mick jealous, Amber kisses Alfie in front of him. While all this plays out, Patricia encourages the others to become involved in an initiation ceremony for Nina - the first part of the ceremony is to steal Victor's keys to the attic. Nina quickly succeeds in this task and then goes up into the attic that night at midnight. Once she is in the attic, Patricia locks the door (against stark opposition from her housemates - especially Fabian and Amber) and demands that Nina tell her everything she knows about Joy's disappearance. Nina reiterates that she knows absolutely nothing while crying in fear. Patricia refuses to believe her and leaves her in the attic for the night because by this time, Victor, the caretaker of Anubis House, catches them up past curfew and orders them back to bed. Victor goes up into the attic to see what the commotion is all about. Nina goes as far into the attic as she can in order to avoid Victor.
Guest Star: Francis Magee
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