Baywatch: Season 4, Episode 8

Submersion (1 Nov. 1993)

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Mitch becomes stricken with mixed emotions and feelings of guilt after he tries to rescue two small boys from drowning in an undertow and he can only save one, which leaves the other one to nearly drown.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Summer Quinn (credit only)
Matt Brody (credit only)
C.J. Parker (as Pamela Denise Anderson)
Garner Ellerbee (credit only)
Janet Eilber ...
Roger Clark
Chad Power ...
Bobby Clark (as Chad Powers)
Spencer Vrooman ...
Chuck Clark
John Rubinow
Gary Simpson


Roger Clark's Kansas family visits the ocean for he first time, as son Bobby's tenth birthday wish. Mitch tries to coach him and his 'big' brother Chuck at beach Frisbee, but while e's distracted they wade too far after a lost Frisbee. Mitch can only safely rescue Chuck properly, meanwhile Bobby ha sunk. By the time he's rescued too, water in his longs is life-threatening. While Bobby is in coma and his mother bitches at Chuck's savior, lifeguard captain Russell debriefs the team. Disarming Hobie comforts Mitch and the family until Bobby awakes. Written by KGF Vissers

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1 November 1993 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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So Bad It's Not Good, Just Bad...
1 November 2009 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I really should learn to keep my TV shut when I'm not watching. Again, Baywatch sneaked on me and I'm doing my civic duty here, to warn people from watching this tripe. "When Baywatch Goes Serious" types of episodes tend to turn out really bad and this is no exception.

Two boys need rescuing and Mitch makes a decision which results in the first boy being just okay and the second boy ending up in a hospital, where the doctor tells Mitch that the boy's chances are "anything from permanent coma to full recovery". Can you guess how it ends? Thought so.

Both Mitch and the boys parents blaming Mitch for not keeping his eye on the boy requires good actors and unfortunately none of those involved are. To fill out the episode when you cannot have those gratuitous beach montages, the makers have opted for two awfully bad sequences: Mitch having a nightmare that the barely alive boy is his son, and Mitch trying to let off some steam. By running. In slow motion. While he sees flashbacks of the incident. In slow motion. Until he breaks down and falls to his knees on the waterline. In slow motion. I was seriously awaiting him to yell "Nooooooo!" and the camera to pull up, which would have made this comedic, but then he sees two boys on surfboards, and being off his rail, rushes to rescue them, only to be dragged away by Newmie.

And sure, the parents turn from Mitch-haters to Mitch-lovers in a second in the happy end scene. Just awful. It's less painful an experience if you hit yourself in the head with a baseball bat than to watch this.

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