The Capture is a two-part episode of the Animorphs TV series. It is an adaptation of the book of the same name.

  • Originally aired: January 10, 1999
  • Written By: Neal Shusterman
  • Directed By: Shawn Levy

Part 1Edit


Official Summary

Jake's dad has been planning the installation of a new health clinic at the local hospital. On the eve of the grand opening, Jake discovers that the clinic's most generous benefactor is...a Yeerk! The Animorphs must infiltrate the clinic before the Governor, the clinic's special guest, is infected! [1]

Morphs UsedEdit

Jake - Cockroach

Rachel - Cockroach, Lion

Marco - Cockroach

Cassie - Cockroach

Tobias - Hawk (nothlit)

Ax - Human Form

Part 2Edit


Official Summary Jake is acting pretty normal...but he did fall into the Yeerk pool. The Animorphs decide to play it safe and keep Jake under close watch for three days. They cannot trust him. But can they save him?

Morphs UsedEdit

Jake - Golden Retriever

Rachel - Lion

Marco - Wolf

Cassie - Horse

Tobias - Hawk (nothlit)

Ax - Human Form, Jake

VHS ReleasesEdit

US ReleaseEdit

  • Part 4: The Legacy Survives ("The Capture" parts 1 and 2, and "Not My Problem")

Australian ReleaseEdit

  • Volume 1.3 ("The Capture" parts 1 and 2, and "The Escape")
TV Episodes
Season 1 My Name is Jake | Underground | On the Run | Between Friends | The Message | The Escape | The Alien | The Reaction | The Stranger | The Forgotten | The Capture | The Leader | Tobias | Not My Problem | The Release | Face Off Parts 1 and 2
Season 2 Face Off Part 3 | My Name is Erek | Changes | The Front


  1. Episode Summaries (Scholastic Animorphs site) (2000-06).