Season three: episode synopses
River of No Return - Part
A relative’s mysterious drowning death finds Mitch, Hobie, Eddie, and
Shauni traveling to California’s gold country for a whitewater rafting
adventure they’ll never forget.
River of No Return - Part 2
A whitewater rafting vacation turns deadly when Mitch, Hobie, Eddie,
Shauni and CJ are pursued by murderous miners in California’s gold
Rookie of the Year
Summer and Matt face grueling personal and physical challenges in Rookie
School, the "boot camp" of lifeguarding, while CJ and Stephanie are forced
to share an apartment.
Jimmy Slade and Matt Brody tangle with a violent surf gang, while Mitch’s
life is thrown into turmoil when former lover Stephanie Holden assumes
command of Baywatch headquarters.
Hobie and Summer find themselves torn between doing the right thing and
giving in to dangerous social pressures.
Dead of Summer
A rock concert and political rally are the backdrop for a chilling
assassination plot that finds CJ unconscious on a dynamite-laden Scarab
heading for a crowded pier.
A Matter of Life and Death
A dispute between Mitch’s lifeguard career and his father’s desire to have
him take over the family business becomes intensified by devastating news
about the elder Buchannon. Meanwhile, Summer struggles with a childhood
trauma that threatens her future as a lifeguard.
Princess of Tides
A thrilling muscle boat competition is the backdrop for a whirlwind
romance between Mitch and a beautiful woman he doesn’t know is a princess
who is the target of an assassination plot.
Matt’s tempestuous affair with a gorgeous motorcycle racer takes him to
the brink, while Mitch and Stephanie go head-to-head in a spirited battle
of the sexes.
Lifeguards Can't Jump
Mitch and Garner go undercover as a two-on-two street basketball team to
solve a young athlete’s murder, while CJ becomes involved with an amorous,
honeymooning Midwestern tourist.
When Mitch and Stephanie board a yacht disguised as wealthy southern
honeymooners, in order to capture a group of modern-day pirates, they find
themselves attracted to each other’s assumed character.
Showdown at Malibu Beach High
Malibu Beach High students square off against the adminstration’s plans to
sell the sacred Chumash Indian lands, while Garner quits the beach for an
Vacation - Part 1
The Baywatch lifeguards set sail on a romantic cruise, only to encounter a
dangerous fugitive, who forces Mitch and Stephanie overboard into the
stormy Pacific Ocean.
Vacation - Part 2
While on vacation cruise, the Baywatch lifeguards encounter high-seas
hijackers, leaving Mitch and Stephanie stranded in the stormy pacific, and
Summer, Matt, CJ and Guido faced with outwitting ruthless killers who have
overtaken the ship.
Island of Romance
CJ and Stephanie travel to Catalina Island for a "girls-only" weekend
getaway, only to find love with two handsome men and danger while
underwater scuba diving. Mitch and Hobie hire a live-in housekeeper, whose
efficiency and beauty turn their lives upside down.
Shattered - Part 1
Mitch is paralyzed when he risks his life to save three teenagers. Hobie,
Stephanie, and Sophie, his physical therapist, rally to repair his
Shattered - Part 2
Paralyzed in a heroic rescue, Mitch undergoes a vigorous rehabilitation
regimen. Meanwhile, Jason, a ten-year old paraplegic, is pursued by a hit
man trying to keep him from testifying against gangsters.
Stakeout at Surfrider Beach
Mitch finds himself falling for an Italian actress who is being stalked by
ruthless, follow-home robbers. Meanwhile, CJ and Summer help Guido pretend
to be a lifeguard in order to impress his visiting mother.
Strangers Among Us
Mitch and Stephanie cope with an odd assembly of UFO enthusiasts camping
on the beach in anticipation of an extra-terrestrial visit. Slade and
Summer become the unknowing targets of ruthless jewel thieves.
Mitch coaches Matt in an amateur kickboxing tournament, but the
competition turns deadly when an enemy from Mitch’s past gets him into the
ring. Meanwhile, CJ is seduced by a fashion photographer.
Mitch contends with an unorthodox, risk-taking, Australian lifeguard, and
rekindles his love affair with beautiful journalist, Kaye Morgan.
An escaped psychopath takes Summer and Stephanie hostage in a lifeguard
tower, setting the stage for a thrilling subterranean rescue attempt by
Mitch and Matt.