Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot3 January 1984
Nick Ryder and Cody Allen leave their former employment, taking tourists on trips by helicopter or by boat, and start their own private detective agency. Things aren't going too well at first, but their luck changes when they bring in old Vietnam buddy and computer geek, Murray "Boz" Bozinski. Together they try to clear the only survivor of a ship that got blown up, of smuggling charges and involvement in the crime.
10 January 1984
A girl whom Cody dated. runs away from her husband and goes to the boat looking for him. But they're not there but Murray is and he offers to help her. Nick and Cody are taken to her husband by his men who tells them to find her. Later when they meet, she tells them that her husband is planning to kill Quinlan. And when they tell him, he refuses to believe them.
17 January 1984
An attempt is made on Natalie Kramer's life and her associates in the so-called brain trust group have already been assasinated. The Riptide agency helps out, but Nick shares a complicated relationship with her as the two totally different personalities were in high school together.
31 January 1984
Although happy at first that a client found their way to their detective agency, the boys quickly discover she's an escapee from a mental institution who doesn't remember if she actually committed the crime, stabbing her abusive husband, for which she was put in the asylum for.
7 February 1984
A girl from Mama Jo's crew is afraid something has happened to her father and the Riptide Agency goes to Mexico to find out in what kind of trouble he's in.
21 February 1984
While in the theater watching Bambi, Murray encounters an upset woman. It turns out she just witnessed the killing of a good friend of hers who turns out to be a diamond smuggler.
28 February 1984
A young woman spurned is a suspect in a murder. The guys get on the wrong side of three thugs on a neighboring boat, one of which is a real hard hearted murderer, who is guilty of the crime the young woman is suspected of. It's up to the boys to straighten things out.
Season 1, Episode 8: Four-Eyes6 March 1984
The boys are hired by a guy to keep tabs on his wife. It seems he wants to divorce her and he wants ammo to avoid giving her alimony. When the man turns up dead, his wife is the prime suspect. The guys meet a couple of female private eyes who were hired by the wife to see if her husband is hiding any assets. While they're all in agreement that she didn't do it they try to find who did.
20 March 1984
When a music star is killed in a car accident and the equally famous passenger gets injured, the Riptide agency gets hired by his fanclub to deliver flowers to his hospital bed. Soon however, they learn that somebody is still intending to put his lights out.
27 March 1984
Nick's sponsor child comes from Cambodia to the USA so his sister can undergo heart surgery. But while being stowawayers at a cargo plane, they witness the murder of the son of a major crime Boss.
3 April 1984
Cody's flirt with a pretty girl sends the boys on a search for her apparently missing sister. Her ties to a mobster make them a target for him and his goons.
15 May 1984
Well educated, but just as goofy, Murray's sister shows up unexpectedly, and persuades the boys to look for a sunken WW2 German submarine.
22 May 1984
Boz and Nick both fall for the same beautiful dolphin-trainer, whose charges become implicated as accomplices in a drug-smuggling scheme.
2 October 1984
One of nicks old school pals (Marion) and her two friends visit to get away from their mid-west cold weather and get some sun and fun. But the girls are soon a target of kidnappers who are Marion's fathers money.
16 October 1984
An army general they befriended in Vietnam, is suspected of dealing cocaine, and the boys are pressured by the FBI to Lure him out.
23 October 1984
A murder at sea is witnessed by a girl swimming, who relays it to a mentally challenged fisherman. When he is not taken seriously the boys take it upon them to prove they can solve the case.
Season 2, Episode 4: Mirage30 October 1984
One of Murray's students asks his help to get away from her abusive husband. He agrees to help the beautiful woman, but soon finds out she is not as innocent as she appears to be.
13 November 1984
Murray's lie detector causes aggrevation for Nick and Cody, but also proves quite helpful when a writer they are hired to protect jumps from a high building.
20 November 1984
The guys are asked by a priest to help a young single mother. They eventually learn that the father is a high ranking police man who is in line to be Chief. But they also learn that he is in the pocket of a mobster, who intends to use him to keep the cops at bay but fears that if this got out, it would blow his chances to be Chief, so they are trying to get rid of her.
27 November 1984
When Nick goes to his high school reunion, some men shoot up the place. He later learns that some of his classmates and a teacher are involved in illegal activities. And that they encroached into the territory of a criminal who was the one who shot up the reunion. And when one of them is killed, they agree to give in but one of them refuses to give in. And when they disappear, Nick sets out to find them and take them down.
4 December 1984
The guys are hired by a couple who are concerned that their son who was going to college dropped out and went to work in a fast food restaurant. They eventually find him and some men shoot at them. They wonder why. But they later learn it has nothing to do with the case but with Dooley.
11 December 1984
When the Riptide agency is hired to catch a thief in a luxerous beach club, they come across an old lifeguard pal of cody's. But it's his life which has to be guarded after he gets in a heap of trouble thanks to his playboy lifestyle.
18 December 1984
When a mobster's son is out to kill a former actress the boys protect and help her to retrieve the property deed to Pier 56, which she hid in her former mobster lover's house 50 years earlier.
8 January 1985
A woman entering a beauty contest is threathened by an unknown adversary and the Riptide boys are hired to catch this person. Just when they find out his identity, the man is found dead and the woman is the prime suspect in his murder case.
15 January 1985
Nick's new girlfriend runs away after witnessing a pedestrian get run over with deadly consequences.
22 January 1985
The boys are hired by the owner of a helicopter manufacturing business to expose some of his employees, who are a covering up a dangerous design flaw.
29 January 1985
A man who is supposed to be dead for eighteen years, hires the Riptide boys to find the Mary Aberdeen "before it kills again". Things get even more spooky when it turns out this boat is actually Cody's Riptide.
5 February 1985
When Murray is offered a dream job in computer research he leaves the agency and then goes missing. Nick and Cody set out to find him.
12 February 1985
When an oil magnet is murdered and the police aren't doing much about it, the Riptide agency is off to get some answers for the daughter of the deceased.
19 February 1985
Two suburban women who owe money to a lone shark are forced to become burglars to pay him back. After they are caught hitting the Riptide the boys decide to help them to get out of their predicament.
5 March 1985
The Riptide agency, a wannabe-FBI agent, trouble prone con man Mack McPherson and his parrot all get in trouble with organised crime after McPherson writes an incriminating article about a mobster
12 March 1985
A woman hires the guys to help her see her son whom her ex husband refuses to let her. They learn that the father is teaching his son to be a Nazi. The man runs some kind facility for boys so they need to someone in and they send Dooley. They learn that the man is planning something so they go to another group of Nazis who know the man and find out what they know.
19 March 1985
After the Riptide breaks down, the boys end up in a weird little town where a woman who can see into the future is suspected of murder and everybody thinks Cody is the infamous and very unpopular Jake Tyler.
7 May 1985
Nick "the pilot, Cody " the mustache" and Bozo "the docter" help out Murray's Italian friend Angelo Guirilini, when his son is badly wounded under mysterious circumstances during a diving expedition.
14 May 1985
A seminar about harmony and communucation leads -apart from a fistfight and a bunch of arguments- to a concerned wife who's afraid her husband is having an affair. From there on, things get a lot worse for the Riptide agency.
Season 3, Episode 1: Wipe Out1 October 1985
A so-called accident that took the life of a young surfer in 1964, causes repercussions today.
22 October 1985
Luitenant Quinlan and his superiors hire the Riptide Agency to pick up a female witness, ready to testify against her crooked husband. All goes well until Nick and the woman are ambushed, while Buzz and Cody are running a decoy. With the Mimi full of bullet holes, the two are forced to land in the middle of a deserted mountain spot, waiting for their either their rescue or their demise.
29 October 1985
When somebody is using computers to destroy the reputation of a congressman with controversial ideas, our private investigators decide to help out by putting Boz in a computer war with this unknown adversary.
5 November 1985
Following the notice from their insurance agent that the agency's bond has been canceled, a high-profile security company offers to buy the Riptide Detective Agency.
12 November 1985
A reporter who only has six months to live, hires the Riptide Agency to find out who killed her.
19 November 1985
Murray has been appearing on a game show, 'Brain Basher'. His former chemistry lab partner from senior year at Pittman high school comes to him, asking for help with plans for a solar car but the need for help goes much deeper.
3 December 1985
When a guy who pretends to be Robin Hood robs almost everyone in king harbor, he accidently takes engraving plates for a counterfeiting scheme which the counterfeiters want to get back at all costs.
10 December 1985
Nick reaquaints with an old buddy who he hasn't seen or heard from in five years. It becomes all more importent for the team once they find out he is both suicidal and deeply involved in a smuggling operation.
17 December 1985
Nick spends his Christmas arranging the funeral of a dead soldier. But when the wrong body is shipped, he and the team quickly uncover the dark circumstances behind his death.
7 January 1986
Someone in King Harbor is killing young blonde women, and the Riptide Agency's latest client has an idea who it may be.
14 January 1986
Things are looking up for Nick when he's named as a beneficiary for a large estate. But soon the team realizes that the money may come at a cost.
21 January 1986
When a millionaire hires the team to find his future wife, they find more than they bargained for, and land in the midst of a mob war.
11 February 1986
While at a lounge listening to a singer from Hawaii, a couple things break up the show, trying to kill the host. Soon, the team is embroiled in a case.
25 February 1986
When they go to pick up their dry cleaning, the guys can tell something is upsetting Lucy. Her cousin, expected to fly in for her wedding, has not arrived; only his luggage seems to have made the connecting flight. The trio offer to go to San Francisco to find him.
7 March 1986
The Riptide crew reunites with Angelo en Giovanna Guirilini as they try to find the lost treasure of captain William Tyson.
14 March 1986
A professional baseball team has a drug problem, so Nick and Cody go undercover as players while Murray pretends to be a commentator.
21 March 1986
A string of murders is connected to the search for an undiscovered Shakespeare manuscript and the Riptide agency unhappily teams up with wannabe FBI agent Gloria to find it.
4 April 1986
When an article in a magazine praises Nick for "his" agency, the guys each take a case to see which one is the best detective. Meanwhile, the author's jealous boyfriend is on the hunt for Nick.
11 April 1986
As the lieutenant's wedding nears, a case the guys are working on strikes close to home, and may call into question everything she knows.
18 April 1986
The Riptide Detective Agency is hired to consult for a new detective television show. The lead actors follow the guys around over a week while investigating an actual case.
Season 3, Episode 21: Echoes22 August 1986
While in a firefight, one of the guys is shot, and the others deal with the repercussions of what had to be done.
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