Baywatch: Season 3, Episode 21

Kicks (3 May 1993)

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Matt enters a kick-boxing tournament while Summer becomes interested in knowing more about Matt's competitor, Steve Thorn. But things take a turn when Michael Branson, an old rival of ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
C.J. Parker (as Pamela Denise Anderson)
Hobie Buchannon (credit only)
Jimmy Slade (credit only)
Stephanie Holden (credit only)
Michael Branson
Anthony Guidera ...
Alain Begeré
Kamel Krifa ...
Scott Thorson ...
Steve Thorn
Gene LeBell ...
Ken Steadman ...


Matt enters a kick-boxing tournament while Summer becomes interested in knowing more about Matt's competitor, Steve Thorn. But things take a turn when Michael Branson, an old rival of Mitch's during his days as a Navy SEAL, shows up and plans a kick-boxing showdown of his own between them since Branson still holds a personal grudge against Mitch for having him discharged from the service. Meanwhile, C.J. meets and falls for a French photographer in town for a photo shoot and who inspires her to model for him. Written by Anonymous

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3 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Let a kick-boxer beat you up - it's less painful than watching this
3 October 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

J.H.C. - I may have to learn to turn the TV off when I'm not watching anything, otherwise I keep accidentally exposing myself to these "gems" of '90s TV... I thought "Stakeout at Surfrider Beach" was bad, but I forgot this episode existed. Yes, I used to watch Baywatch in the '90s, 'cos Chandler and Joey from "Friends" presented a strong argument for it. However, not all episodes fall into the category of shameless eye-candy.

Now, this episode is massively stupid, because I can see from the plot outlines of the preceding two episodes, that Mitch injured his back seriously in the episode after "Stakeout at Surfrider Beach". And what does he do immediately after that two-parter story? He goes *kickboxing*! Man, that guy heals fast! Though, since this was network TV, the brutality is far from that of, say, Van Damme's Kickboxer movie. So, not only do we get a stupid, lame fight with totally unnecessary slow motion (anyone could follow the fight at normal speed), the guy Mitch knocks down with a tightrope move eventually gets back on his feet and attacks Mitch in a restaurant kitchen fight that is even lamer than the fight in the ring! Actually, this episode coincidentally presents C.J. with a choice similar to the one Mitch faced in "Stakeout at Surfrider Beach": she gets offered luxurious life in Europe with a Frenchman she has some feelings for, but like Mitch, she turns the other person down. What makes the plot turn embarrassing is that C.J. has a revelation after she saves a little girl from drowning: she wants to keep saving people. That's fine, but isn't that the reason she chose to become a lifeguard in the first place??? Or was that little girl somehow special compared to other people C.J. has saved from drowning??? I bet even the writers didn't bother to think this through. And they seem to be so out of ideas that they have to recycle the same plot device only three episodes after it was last used!

To sum it up: if this is on TV, don't watch it, and resist any thought of buying the Season Three DVD set.

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