After Mitch saves a young girl from drowning, he discovers her to be possessed by a demon who then possesses him for the demon needs a sacrifice to solidify its base of power on Earth. ... See full summary »

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After Mitch saves a young girl from drowning, he discovers her to be possessed by a demon who then possesses him for the demon needs a sacrifice to solidify its base of power on Earth. Aware that time is running out for him, Mitch must venture into the netherworld to find help from the only one who can battle the demon: the recently deceased Stephanie Holden. Written by Anonymous

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26 April 1997 (USA)  »

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According to Alexandra Paul, her character of Stephanie came back as a ghost in this episode, it was a personal favor for David Hasselhoff. See more »

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Ryan McBride: [entering Mitch's house with Diamont] Ugh. Smells like something died in here.
Mitch Buchannon: [possessed] Hi, guys! Come on in. Join me.
[turning to face them]
Mitch Buchannon: I insist.
Ryan McBride: Mitch. Are you alright?
Mitch Buchannon: Am I alright? What do you mean am I alright? Don't I look alright?
Ryan McBride: I, I just meant
[catching her breath]
Ryan McBride: how are you doing?
Mitch Buchannon: [in her face] How am I doing? How am I doing? How do you think I'm doing!
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child starlet Esmé Ganz a long, long way off from G-strings, golden sand, blue skies and Scarabs
2 October 2015 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

This episode I consider to be a collector's item. It features the only ever appearance of young Esmé Ganz on film. While I made no bones in previous reviews about BAYWATCH NIGHTS being "undeserving drivel" and "hokey junk" and a slew of other disparaging comments, I finally found an absolute high point in the form of the lovely little Esmé who made the 41st episode a must-have item for my RavenGlam collection. Up till this turning point (no, it won't really be, the remaining three episodes will surely turn out to be total time- wasters), it was only Angie Harmon who struggled bravely to add a semblance of quality to the dismally presented, addle-brain scripted throwaway TV series which fell into every predictable pothole that was sure to riddle its way. Indeed, this is only the second episode in the second season that carries my Seal of Approval, the first being the 5th one, "Circle of Fear".

Of course, with two hits out of 41 encountered so far, this only means that the entire team HAD IT IN THEM TO HAVE DONE BETTER THE WHOLE TIME, so I should give them a long, long lecture on under-achieving in an ice-cold, dimly-lit detention class far away from Malibu's beaches. While Esmé is fed peeled grapes on a chaise lounge next to the swimming pool, of course.

From the moment the bright young starlet appears in the first scenes of the episode, you realize that this, at last, is promising. You know that they are bound to mess it up, and you expect the worst, but as the story progresses it only lives up to your best expectations, even despite David's hopelessly inadequate input. It also has a surprisingly scary (or rather, disconcerting) scene with Jenny Starger (Esmé) in demonic red-eyed regalia as the possessed girl on the bed, her face gleefully shoved towards Mitch (David), coming as a total shocking surprise that somebody so innocent and vulnerable could suddenly be so poisonous. If only THE EXORCIST was like this...

As expected, though, they just had to mess it up. The script fell back into familiar dorkiness the moment Jenny Starger dropped back. Evil Mitch appears darkly, with David making a fiesta of it. A truck comes out of nowhere in that quiet residential area where Mitch lives, to hit him squarely, and his near-death vision appears. Hey, lieut. Stephanie Holden again. Oh, yeah, we're going for the ultimate in schmaltz now (BAYWATCH monokini, she's obviously a lifeguard in heaven!). Oh, please, where is Esmé? The script is going the way of all the others...

They had something better going there, no denying that. Then, predictably, they fumbled and dropped the ball.


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