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1986

5 Jan. 1986
A Slice of Red Herring
It's a dark and stormy night. John's expectation to play Clue with his friends ends up being a bust due to miscommunication and other issues arising. Jack, Molly and Sal are heading off to play bingo for the evening, Jesse is taking Sara to the movies, and Nick has a last minute work issue in cleaning up a log boom. Alone at the Reach with his beloved board game, playing it which he believes makes him a better policeman, John quickly falls asleep and begins to dream. His dream is that he is an Inspector with more under his hat than usual, he who has been called by an ...
 
18 Jan. 1986
Mystery Tour
Whenever it suits his schedule and as long as he can make money, Relic has been providing boat tours showing Gibsons from the water. His tour guide descriptions are filled with half and exaggerated truths, as well as downright lies. He thinks he has the potential to make a bundle when a British couple, Lord Roger and Lady Pamela, want him to provide an extended tour for them. To do so, he "borrows" old Stewart's ferry as it's he only vessel big enough, and he coerces Sal to come along as a classy companion who will be able to speak the Lord and Lady's language. Relic ...
 
2 Feb. 1986
Blue Plate Special
The latest letter the gang receives from Molly states among other things that someone local has placed a bid on The Reach, who that someone is she does not know. Relic deduces that the only person besides him who has that sort of money is Sal. Relic is able to wrangle out of Sal that she is indeed the bidder, and plans to bulldoze the café and build high end condos in its place. As she won't cut him in on the action, Relic decides to start a rumor that the new owners, whoever they may be, are planning on tearing down the café. John comes up with an idea of getting the...
 
9 Feb. 1986
A Boy and His Dog
Jesse is painting his deck and dock. On Nick's advice, Jesse contemplates buying a paint sprayer to make the job easier, but he doesn't have enough money. That's why Jesse can't pass up Relic's offer, he who is willing to sell some old paint he has lying around at reduced price, which will allow Jesse to buy the paint sprayer. Jesse immediate regrets doing so as Relic's paint is causing him more problems than it was worth. Regardless, Jesse contemplates asking Tommy to help him, if solely to keep Tommy's mind off of missing his best friend Jason, who has just moved ...
 
16 Feb. 1986
One Man's Dreams
Married for forty years, Saskatchewanians Frank and Bess Irvine are visiting Gibsons for the first time. Bess does not seem happy to be there, while Frank does whatever he can to rent a boat for a salvage mission. As Frank won't divulge the nature of what he's looking for, Nick won't rent him his boat. But Relic, with Pat by his side, has no problems doing so for the right price. Frank, with Relic and Pat as his dive support, and Bess part company on angry terms. While inexperienced diver Frank goes underwater, Bess, who vowed secrecy, does end up telling Nick and ...
 
2 Mar. 1986
Firemen's Ball
Gibsons' Sea Cavalcade is upcoming. While Laurel, Sara and Tommy prepare Molly's Reach's float for the parade, John, Nick, Jesse and Pat practice for the cavalcade's centerpiece this year, the water soccer game between the volunteer fire department and the team led by John. Laurel has some problems as the theme of the float requires John, Nick, Jesse and Pat to be on the float which they refuse to do since they need to practice for the water soccer game. Laurel think she's got an innovative solution. And John's team may not require all that extra practice if only ...
 
9 Mar. 1986
Loud and Proud
Pat is working several jobs. What he doesn't initially tell anyone, but what he eventually tells Nick, is that he plans on using the money to refurbish what was designed as a work boat into a racing boat. For Pat, the boat represents his transition into manhood, as he feels the adults still treat him like a kid. The word of Pat's plan does eventually get out, which doesn't sit well with Relic, as Pat already owes him $100. As a result, Relic and Pat make a wager on a race of their two boats. If Pat wins, Relic will forgo the $100. If Relic wins, Pat still has to pay, ...
 
5 Oct. 1986
Twice the Pleasure
While on patrol in his car, John hears the cries of babies. He is surprised to find that the sound is coming from the back seat, where he finds two newborn baby girls. According to the note left with the babies, their names are Amanda and Amy. The note further states that the unnamed mother, who met John briefly a few times and who he remembers but does not really know, is entrusting the babies to his care until she can land her feet, since her deadbeat husband abandoned them. As John doesn't consider the babies to be abandoned, he plans on taking care of them until ...
 
14 Oct. 1986
Father's Day
A young woman by the name of Carla Maloff is visiting Gibsons for the first time. When she meets Nick, she is up front with him that meeting him was the reason for her trip, as her mother, Sonia Maloff, speaks often about him, the two who met and last saw each other over twenty years ago when Nick was passing through Sonia's home town of Hazel Ridge, Manitoba. Carla implies that she'd like to stay in Gibsons for as long as her meager funds will allow, which leads to Laurel offering her a short term position and board at The Reach. Nick isn't concerned about what seems...
 
2 Nov. 1986
Tricky Moves
Now that Jesse and Laurel have moved into The Reach, their houseboat is sitting empty. Jesse doesn't want to sell it, but feels uncomfortable about renting it out to strangers. On Nick's advice, Jesse decides to speak to Pat to see if he and Jack would like to rent it at more than a fair price as he would rather have people he trusts in the houseboat than make a fortune from the rental. Pat loves the idea, especially as it is a much nicer place at a lower cost than their current rental. However, when Pat talks to Jack, Jack refuses to move, in part as he sees Jesse's ...
 
9 Nov. 1986
Alekos
A young penniless Greek man with an easy-going charm named Alekos Mykonos has come to Gibsons looking for his grandfather, and asks Nick, as the resident Greek, about his grandfather's whereabouts. What little Nick knows is that Alekos' grandfather used to live in Gibsons but moved away about five years ago to parts unknown. Alekos uses his Greek sensibilities to earn a little money while he's in Gibsons, such as doing odd jobs for Nick and those at The Reach, but it's one of his side ventures that could cause a problem for his new friends. Beyond this issue, Nick ...
 
23 Nov. 1986
Unlikely Allies
While out gathering logs from a log spill on his own, Nick runs into a boat in seeming distress. The three man crew - Phil, Richard and Clare - are all right but their rented boat is having engine problems. While Nick tries to help them fix their engine, he sees their cargo and understands why they didn't call for help: they're drug smugglers. Nick is able to radio in a partial cryptic message before Phil realizes what Nick is up to, and holds him hostage. As the smugglers see an approaching boat - Relic - they warn Nick to get rid of him or else. Nick tries to relay ...
 
7 Dec. 1986
Kiss of the Dragon
While out on the water, Nick and Jesse come across a Chinese junk. The four man crew - who Nick and Jesse later learn are Captain Chong Ling, his two adult nephews Ming and Wah, and his adult niece Lin - are suffering from dehydration and exposure. Their story: they are part of a Chinese fishing expedition that got separated from the rest of the fleet in a storm. Both Nick and Relic do not fully buy the story as there is no sign of fishing equipment on board the junk, but there is diving equipment. Relic believes the worst: that they are modern day pirates. With John ...
 

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