(2004–2005)

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Season 1

14 Jun. 2004
Pilot
Blitzy Jason Matthews is the efficient general manager of The Grand Waimea, a Hawaian luxury hotel on Oahu, and certainly has a way with both the often demanding, spoiled customers and understandably somewhat envious-dreamy staff. The owner Vincent Colville is determined to provide perfection as he charges up to $130,000 and just hired a director of guest relations, Nicole Booth, whose father owns a whole chain of hotels; she is an ex-lover of Jason, who is hardly amused by this surprise but has an assignment to worry about: tennis-star Cari Layne, a reputed party ...
 
21 Jun. 2004
Tessa
The Grand Waimea gains a new employee when Tessa Lewis is abandoned by her boyfriend and given a second chance by Jason, who offers her a job as a hotel maid. But Tessa has her sights on the concierge position. Meanwhile, Vincent struggles to impress one of his guests, when absurd requests are made. And MJ forces herself to think about her relationship with Chris.
 
28 Jun. 2004
Surprise Party
Nicole is visited by wealthy friends from Manhattan, who throw a surprise birthday party in her honor, but things go wrong at the end.
 
5 Jul. 2004
Meteor Shower
The Grand Waimeia must simultaneously accommodate groups of triathletes and astronomers on their 15th annual Spasky meteor shower visit. Gabriel accidentally damages 'local' Kurt's water-scooter after another training ride with Frankie, who has to use all his influence as former classmate to make him accept payment of damages, but that's $2,100 and a payment plan is refused, meanwhile Gabe is banned from the surfing beaches, Jason refuses a raise or advance- his desperate move is to take boisterous rock-star Damien Pruitt and his friends along for that price on the '...
 
12 Jul. 2004
My Boyfriend's Back
Vincent explains to Jason he's spending $4,000,000 on publicity to fight off Walter Holt, whose son Morgan, Nicole's fiancé, is in charge of take-overs; she denies to be in to any take over-plot and even maintains she didn't know Jason worked at the Grand Waimea. Morgan gets serious... David Saltzman, whose firm presents a campaign to Jason, ignores warnings against sunburn at his peril, so his assistant Kate Spangler does the presentation... Tessa's ex Roy, using the alias Austin, demands her help to rob a seduced guest's jewels from her hotel safe. Tessa lies to ...
 
19 Jul. 2004
Secret Service
The staff is at red alert now the US Vice-president is staying in the hotel, swarmed by Secret Service security, plus his teenage daughter Emily, who promptly pushes a journalist in the water for being her father's ex-mistress. Jason is told to take a day off as the scene he witnesses could cause the hotel unspeakable trouble, so he joins Morgan Holt, who prepares his celebrity style-wedding with Nicole, tells Walter that Booth has ways to force Vincent to sell the hotel and proves pretty frisky in a night-club, for a groom. Gabriel was excited to find surf star Trey ...
 
2 Aug. 2004
More
Nicole's father, Walter, pays a surprise visit to the hotel but gets a surprise himself; Jason tries to forget about Nicole by getting closer to Tessa, who is working to help Walter take over the Grand Waimea. Meanwhile, Frankie meets a girl on the beach, but realizes that he is not the only man involved with her. He also could be putting his job and health at risk.
 
9 Aug. 2004
Burned
After Nicole left her father Walter Booth's right hand Morgan Holt 'at the altar' and saw snake Tessa in bed with Jason, she doesn't know where to run to, so Frankie watches her getting drunk and sleeping it off while pointing out Jason is the best choice. Vincent puts Tessa in charge during her absence, notably to please fussy fengshui painter Eli Manheim, but her real priority is making sure Walter knows about Jason. Jason tries to find out what a tip about 'Bellport' means, against his pa Gordy Matthews's advice... MJ has wisely returned to her true lover Chris, ...
 
6 Sep. 2004
Ties That Bind
Jason resolves to ferret the truth about the fire at his father's surf shop; a past rivalry between Walter and Vincent leads to a startling revelation; MJ is on a mission to win Chris back as Gabriel meets the girl of his dreams.
 
13 Sep. 2004
Vice
The opening of Frankie's night lounge is a raging success, yet M.J. hosting her mate Chris, homeless by her doing, makes Frankie grumpy. After clubbing Gabe wakes up in angel heaven, sandwiched between the pair of foxy surfer girls, Charlie and her lesbian partner Erica, but now his straight guy dream became reality really just wants Charlie. Nicole gets dad Booth drunk so she can copy Walter's private PC files, then is caught in bed with Jason, who warns Walter attacking his father Sam was a major fault. Tessa smells Nicole's expensive perfume on Jason's suit; a ...
 
20 Sep. 2004
Alexandra
Vincent is near despair when he learns one of his two remaining private investors even Jason didn't know about sold his half of the Grand Waimea shares to Walter Booth, who tells Frankie heads will roll after his take-over, only the club is doing too well to estrange. The name of the second investor is also sold by the same traitor, suspects being Nicole and Tessa. Alexandra Hudson reveals first to Walter, then to Nicole, she's the illegitimate, discretely kept daughter of Booth's former secretary Jill, who only told her shortly before her recent death, claiming to ...
 
27 Sep. 2004
Bellport
Alexandra tries to get to know her father while helping Nicole learn about her mother's disappearance. MJ worries when Chris disappears with a client. Gabriel and Erika get used to being just friends after Charlie breaks up with them both.
 
4 Nov. 2004
Leverage
M.J.'s worries increase when Lindsay's husband, radio talk-show couples counselor Dr. Clayton Kellogg, from the same part of Chicago as Chris, tells her he had marital problems with Chris's client, whose real first name is actually Melinda: she's the fiancée he left there. In fact she made her startled ex drive the jeep fatally off the road on the volcano flank by suddenly sliding her horny hand in his shorts, having caused their break-up by sleeping with his best friend. He hurts his knee in a mud slide. Both Kelloggs play dirty to get to sleep with the true lovers.....
 
11 Nov. 2004
Illusions
Clayton threatens to expose a secret about him and MJ. Alexandra resorts to blackmail. MJ has big decisions to make about her relationship with Chris. Hotel politics rise and Vincent almost loses everything at high-stakes poker, leading him into a new business with a Chinese woman named Xao Ling.
 
18 Nov. 2004
The Big One
Billionaire Dan Ralston stays at the Grand Waimea, solely to offer photogenic Gabe a sponsorship deal from his firm Surfrider Times, provided he wins the next day the Waikiki Pro-Am tournament. Thanks to Chris's pep-talk Gabe tries and wins, but the next condition is: stay available, so no Newport Beach trip to claims his paternal role... Alexandra fears she may have to report to Booth's HQ a 30% profits drop, so she starts examining everything. Even Chris's cabin rent is made conditional on reactivating his adventure tours within days, despite his terrible knee. M.J....
 
2 Dec. 2004
The Cook, the Waitress, the GM and His Lover
Alexandra is determined to do business with Dan Ralston, but he wouldn't even talk to her till she promises a private dinner on her yacht prepared by famous New York chef Tommy Ravetto, who has checked in after giving up cooking 'for Philistines' but accepts if Nicole, who considers him arrogant but interesting, assists him. When Ralston still won't do a deal, she drugs him for a staged blackmail photo-shoot... Gabe is miserable because Ralston invokes his pro surfing contract to make the cute hunk model his sportswear line for hours he wants to train. Alexandra has ...
 
9 Dec. 2004
Sucker Punch
Nicole tells Frankie about Jason's slip of the tongue, as he confronts Jason his anger gets the best of him. Jason does everything to prevent his land being bought and finds out that Vincent's "antique" business isn't legitimate. Gabriel hits a surf competition under the Grand Waimea logo and doesn't know that Alexandra made plans to make him win. Chris trains a gay boxer.
 
16 Dec. 2004
Catwalk
At Christmas time, jet-set designer Adrian Webber has chosen the Grand Waimea to show his collection in the Hawaian sun instead of wintry New York. Alexandra orders Gabe to attend wearing Gucci; he asks M.J. along who chose for a break with Chris, yet when she sees him as Alexandra's date on command M.J. gives job notice and gets drunk... Jason's apologies aren't enough for Frankie, but Tessa tells him they may not be ready for exclusiveness. When Webber's top model Natalia Ross breaks a leg, Tessa is ordered to talk him out of canceling- he decides to demand her as '...
 
6 Jan. 2005
Shark
Chris's shark watching client Reyn Spillman panics enough to rise too fast, needing hospitalization for caisson, and Chris's assistant messes up the head-count: Greg Lasser is left in the water. After Lasser gets the luxury treatment free from Alexandra, desperate to escape a $10,000,000 damage claim which would wreck her trial period from dad, Chris finds out Spillman is in league with Lassner and... Even Tommy's gourmet breakfast doesn't get him a kiss from Nicole, who is ordered by half-sister Alexandra to make Tommy adapt his menu after a poor rating from a ...
 
13 Jan. 2005
The Ex-Games
After the gang comes up with Jason's bail money, the police ask him to help them implicate Vincent for his drug running operation, or they will nail Jason instead. Jason refuses to cooperate, until he figures out (too late) that Vincent may have lied to him about wanting out of the drug business. Meanwhile, Nicole has to struggle with her heart. Also, MJ shows an unknown talent with music composing, while Frankie has to deal with betrayal when the scheming Alexandra plots to use him and Tessa to take over the nightclub for herself.
 
2005
The End
Vincent's situation is resolved along with the relationships of many people from Grand Waimea. Gabriel has to choose between a sponsorship or a girl. MJ and Chris got back together and MJ gets into a music career. Frankie decides to start a new club after finding out about Tessa being setup by Alex. Vincent tries to make things straight with the police by giving away his partner, Xao Ling, to the police. Jason and Nicole get married. Vincent gives his share of the hotel as a wedding gift. As Jason ignites the car, it explodes.
 

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