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Race Against Time: Part 1 

Mitch's ex-wife, Gayle, arrives back in town for a visit 'coldly' with her new fiancé, a wealthy businessman named Ken, in which Mitch has conflicting emotions about his ex-wife remarrying ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
C.J. Parker (as Pamela Denise Anderson)
Garner Ellerbee (credit only)
Ken Jordan (as Sam Jones)
Steve Carlson ...
Wade Peterson
Bridget Bowers
Jarred Peterson
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Craig Schmitman ...
Air Traffic Controller (voice)


Mitch's ex-wife, Gayle, arrives back in town for a visit 'coldly' with her new fiancé, a wealthy businessman named Ken, in which Mitch has conflicting emotions about his ex-wife remarrying again and Hobie gaining 'out of character' interest in his potential step-father. Meanwhile, Matt doesn't know where he will live after he decides to stay in California rather than move to France with his parents. Summer's mother, Jackie, decides on a new career change for herself when she decides to lease a closed-down restaurant at the beach and call it "Jackies Summer's Place." Things take an unexpected turn when the private jet owned by Ken crashes in the ocean with him, Hobie, and Gayle on it leaving them trapped under 40 feet of water. Written by Anonymous

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20 September 1993 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Screen debut of Michelle Williams. See more »


When Summer and Jackie talk outside the closed restaurant, the same extras loop back and forth on the bike path. See more »


Wheels In Motion
Written by Jimmy Barnes / Jeff Neill / Ross Wilson
Performed by Jimmy Barnes
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Recycled garbage
10 October 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Oh man, I was not supposed to watch this, not after having accidentally witnessed last season's super-lame "Kicks", but then my eye caught a figurative blinking red light in the TV program listings' summary of this episode. In "Kicks", C.J. had to choose between glamorous life as a model or a poorly paid lifeguard. She chose to remain a lifeguard. Now I read in the summary that in this episode, first aired a mere 4½ months after "Kicks", which supposedly kicks off (sorry, couldn't resist) but really just lazily rolls out Season 4, Matt faces a similar dilemma: riches or the life of a lifeguard? Gee, I wonder what he will choose...

In addition to recycling itself, Baywatch also recycles The Poseidon Adventure premise (modified by substituting a jet plane for a cruise ship) as a yawn-inducing cliffhanger. Oh, never mind that a jet plane that loses both engines would so totally be destroyed and everyone inside it would be killed when it crashed the sea - this is Baywatch, after all. In Baywatch's defense, it has to be said that The Poseidon Adventure premise (modified by substituting a jet plane or a small ship for a cruise ship) has been recycled probably more times than anyone can count, but that doesn't really help the case of this episode. And the "surprise" Mitch's ex-wife is bringing with her on her visit is another recycled scenario the outcome of which we all can guess the moment the scenario is presented to us.

Fourth season and all the trademark unintentional silliness is steadfast held in place, so no special comments on that front. Though after three seasons, a question begs to be asked: Why did they just not release endless clip-shows and video compilations of the gratuitous slo-mo montages? Better yet, since some cast members have since admitted that having casual sex with some fellow cast members did take place, why did they not make some celebrity sex tapes? Both would have been more profitable than to bother with actually writing, filming and editing this garbage.

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