Connecticut clothier Fred Forbush, who business is failing, wants to be killed so that his family can collect on his life insurance; and former swimmer Terry Summers who was paralyzed in a car wreck, seeks a cure for her condition.
A diner owner whose restaurant is to be razed for a new highway wants to win a cooking contest to raise the money to relocate her business; and a retired stuntman hopes to reconcile with his estranged son, also a stuntman, who is about to attempt a life-threatening stunt for a movie.
Tattoo decides to adopt the orphaned infant of a native islander; and Gretchen Wasserman and Bunny Kelly want to win the Fantasy Island Marathon to save the floundering barbell-manufacturing plant where they work.
Selfish and bitter Ellie Simpson takes advantage of Tattoo's attraction to her niece Donna May to try to make the girl a country-music star; and gangland killing witness Holly Ryan seeks refuge from his would-be killers in an orphanage.
Young Mitch Lee wants to see his father Joey win a boxing championship; and plus-sized Brenda Richards seeks revenge on former classmate Lance Reynolds, who humiliated her in front of the entire school at their prom years earlier.
Julie Brett disregards Roarke's warnings and dates her dream man Michael Duvall, only to wind up as a sex slave; and college professor Harold DeHaven, hoping to make a significant scientific discovery, meets up with a mermaid.
Kentucky candy factory workers Cathy Wilton and Marg Atkins want to be cheerleaders for a professional football team; and Kansas truck driver Melvin Mews wants to be shipwrecked on a deserted island with his favorite movie star Liz Merrill.
Professor Dwayne Clebe of South Dakota hopes to perfect his preservation formula and receive acclaim for it; long-widowed Irma Gideon hopes to contact her dead husband after twenty-five years of fruitless attempts.
Idaho salesman Harry Simpson enters the world of gambling when he changes places with his double, while Tattoo promises Sister Veronica of California that she'll win a wine tasting content before he discovers her wine is undrinkable.
Lawyer Pete Gilbert is determined to lose himself in the eighteenth century, despite the entreaties of his partner Mark Hendricks; and young Amy Marson, rendered mute by her mother's death, wants to find out if she was responsible.
Picky Alan Blair seeks the perfect woman and meets Aphrodite; and stern psychologist Melanie Griffin wants to understand what attracts women to bad men, in hopes of rescuing her younger sister Jennifer from the clutches of a creep.