Mike Belden gets to spend some time with the Ricks family, after his mother remarries and heads out for a honeymoon. As a city boy he struggles to adapt to the lifestyle of the Florida Keys... See full summary »
Mike Belden gets to spend some time with the Ricks family, after his mother remarries and heads out for a honeymoon. As a city boy he struggles to adapt to the lifestyle of the Florida Keys. He is concerned about his mother remarrying and seems on a path of self destruction, first crashing a speedboat then disobeying diving instructions. Ultimately he talks Sandy into diving a dangerous wreck, where they become trapped and only the quick thinking flipper alerts Sandy's father and the boys are saved just as their air runs out Written by
This episode focuses more on Sandy then Bud. Sandy gets in a fight with a family friend who Porter agreed to watch while his mother and her new husband go away. The boy has a lot of hurt feelings - upset that his mother replaced his father so quickly. He's a no it all who doesn't believe in following the rules.
I think that his influence on Sandy is what got Porter the most worked up. He kept Sandy out all day instead of doing his chores (and besides a bit of a talking to, Sandy wasn't punished for this), he wrecks a friend's boat, then he talks Sandy into going out on a dive after Porter told them not to. They find themselves in a lot of trouble underwater.
Another good episode, though nothing original really in this story. Just bayside version...
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